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A pure ticket. Amen!
Mrs. L. A. Plumb returned from
Omaha this morning.
Miss Josephine Morrisey and sister,
left yesterday for school, in Omahu.
Mr. Hugh Ryley, of Chicago, was
in the city yesterday visiting friend?.
W. 13. Shryock, the democratic cen
tral committeeman is in the city today.
Great discount sale at Bccck and
Birdsall's. Call and get a discount bill.
Mr. E. Mclvinley, of St. Joe, Mo., is
in the city looking after his interests
Wm. Cockrcl, of Mound City, Mo.,
is in the city visiting conductor Ityan, of
the B. & M. R. It.
Will Straight returned from South
Bend last qvening. lie was accompanied
by Miss Lillie McKee.
Will J. Warrick want3 everybody to
call and settle their account by cash or
note at once. 4td&w2t
The Y. W. C. T. U. will hold a reg
ular meeting to-morrow (Thursday) in
Miss Cranmer's rooms at 4 o'clock p. m.
Mrs. Willard Ice, of Newcastle, Ind.,
who" has been visiting her brother, M. D.
Polk, and friends for the past month,
returned to her home last evening.
. Miss May Cranmer wishes the ladies
to know that she has her stock of fancy
goods at her room (over Mathews hard
ware store) where she will be glad to see
any one in need of anything in her line.
Miss Mattio Vickers as the heroine
Jacquine, is a splendid little actress, has
a beautifully expressive face, sings and
dances to everybody's liking, and posses
ses the material of becoming one of the
best soubrettes on the American stage.
A meeting was held in the Presbyter
.ian church on Monday to arrange for an
entertainment for the benefit of the Sun
day school. Mr. Waterman having
kindly offered the opera house, it was
decided to hold a doll carnival and the
young ladies began active preparations
for the same. The date has not been fixed
bnt it will be in the near future.
Fielden's Prospects Bright.
Chicago, Nov., 8. In addition to the
jo'nt letter of Spies, Fielden and Schwab
deploring the loss of life at the Hay
market, and disavowing the use of force
the former employers of Fielden have se
cured from him a separate letter to the
governor confessing that lie has been
guilty of using extravagant language.
which he now regrets, and saying that he
recants and disavows all his. loyalty to
the doctrines that the wrongs of any class
of society should be righted by violence
Judge Gray, States Attorney Grinnell
and Assistant States Attorney Ingham
hive endorsed upon the application their
views in the case. Lawyer Foster, act
ing for Schwab, has pursued a very sinii
lar course and has secured recognition of
whatever claims Schwab may have to
commutation from Messrs. Grinnell and
Ingham. It may be said with confidence
that Judges Gray and Grinnell will take
no steps in favor of commutation for any
f the other condemned men.
SrRixcFiELD, 111., Nov. 8. The state
veternarian of Dakota has informed the
Illinois live stock commissioners that the
authorities of Dakota have decided to
withdraw the quarantine against cattle
from the Chicago stock yards and that
an official proclamation will be made in
a few days. The commissioners were in
formed that the governor of Kan. issued
a proclamation removing the quarantine
against the Chicago stock yards.
Burned to Death While Drunk.
LaSalle, 111., Nov. 8. Thomas Mc
Kenna, of libs, a brother of the city mar
shal of that place, was found dead here
yesterday morning- He was drunk, and,
lying down on the roadway, his clothes
took fire from cigar and he was burned
Miss Blan from Delaware county. New
York, who has been visiting friends ia
this locality, started for Southwest Kan
sas last Sunday to visit friends there.
Mrs. IIowar"d Allen, who moved to
Valparaiso last spring, returned to the
old home last week, with her family.
Mr. Stevens, an old gentleman about
80 years old, who has been living with
his son on the Doom farm, dropped dead
on Wednesday night of last week, at
about 10 o'clock, from heart disease.
Out to the election last Tuesday, at
Murray, Silas Crabtree was setting up the
cigars very freely and carrying a long
range smile upon his countenance. lie
not being a candidate for any office we
made inquiry as to the cause of such
great generosity, and we .found that Dr.
Brendle had been down to his house that
morning and found a pair of twin
babies, a boy and a girl, and that he had
got into the doctors's buggy and rode up
to the polls to vote and set up the cigars
to the boys . in commemoration of Ids
great success at his first effort in raising
a family. ' Tir Shaver.
Cass County Domocrats Cloriously
Yesterday's election of county ofiiccrs
was a grand one. The vote cast was
large and went the right way.
This morning came and the news of
the republican victory in Plattsmouth
cast a shadow upon the countenances of
all the democrats and as the different
precincts sent in reports of republican
voctories the shadow became a cloud and
this afternoon when only Tipton and
Stove Creek were to bo heard from and
the democratic majorities were reduced
to 27 for J. 51. Robinson clerk, and 50
for Louis Foltz, commissioner, while the
republicans all had good majorities and
the precincts to be heard from are strong
republican, democratic hope was gone.
This is the greatest victory ever achiev
ed r.y the republicans of Cass county.
To-morrow evening Tiik Herald will
publish a complete list of the returns,
totals' and pluralities of the comity, pro
vidd all the precincts report by that
time in full. It is conceded by democrats
that D. A. Campbell's plurality will prob
ably reach 450 to 500.
Plattsmouth Does Her Duty and
Lays the Democratic Ticket
A Heayy Vcte Well Cast.
Yesterday's election was one which will
long reflect honor on the city of Plaits
mouth, and her voters deserve th:
greatest praise for their good work and
success. The ticksts were considerably
scratched, especially the democratic, but
the election in its results was satisfactory
to the most san-ruihe expectations of re
The polls closed promptly at six o'clock
and the iudres were engaged in count
ing till two o'clock a. m. Maine street
was quite well filled with people this
morning to learn the result of yesterday's
The first ward went republican on
sunrcme and district iudires and for
county treasurer, and surveyor, giving
democratic maiontv for the remaining
state and county ofiic rs. On th? city
and ward ticket, A. L. Salisbury (rep. :
was elect jd assessor by a majority of 01
votesover his opponent, O. Guthman.
L'. C. Stiles (rep.) received 102 votes and
"Will. -it Pottenc'er froi.) 92: against 91
for M. Archer (dem.) and 110 for Wm
"Wintersteen (dem.) For constables
votes were, M. McElwain, 82, II. Kneller,
85 (reps.) against 110 for Ben Ilemple
and 121 for W. II. MaUick. (dem.) For
judges and clerks of election, the demo
crats carried the whole ward ticket, con
sisting of J. R. Cox, Chris. Wholforth
and J. M. Snellbacher for judges, and C.
C. Panicle and C. Seideustricker for
clerks of election. 209 votes were polled
in 1st ward.
The second ward gave republican ma
jorities for Judge Chapman, Henry Boeck
and A. Madole, making democratic ma
jorities for all other democratic nominees.
state and county. On the ward and
couutv ticket 1). 31. Jones (dem) was
elected assessor by 1G majority over E
B. Lewis (rep.). For justice of the p. ace
M. Archer got 137 votes and A m. in
tersteiu 125 to L. C. Stiles 122 and
Willitt Pottenger 147 vots. For con
stables Ben Ilemple got 148 votes, W. II
Malick 149 (dem.) to M. McElwain 91
and II. Kneller 117. The democratic
judges and clerks of election were rdso
elected- m tins ward. ziH votes were
polled in this ward.
The third ward gave handsome major
ities to every republican nominee, statu
and county, with the fourth ward over
balancing the democratic majorities in
the other wards except on clerk sunt, anc
recorder. For assessor II. C. Ritchie re
ceived a majority of 70 votes over hi-
democratic opponent. i?or justices or
the peace L. C. Stiles' vote was 171 and
Willitt Pottenger's 152 to 121 ami 103,
respectively for M. Archer and in.
Winterstein. For constables 31. McEl
wain 170 and II. Kneller 173 to Ben Ilem
ple 99 and W. II. Malick 105. Every
nominee for judges and clerks of election
one the republican ticket in this waid
were elected. The total vote of this
ward was 280.
The Fourth Ward gaye the state ant
county tickets a handsome majority in
every case except on W. II. Pool and C.
C. McPherson which tied at 141 and Rev
Burgess who received a small majority
over Maynard Spink (rop).
Geo. K. Staats, for assessor, received
handsome maioaitv. L. C. Stiles and
Willett Pattenger also received a majori
tv for iustices of the peace. The ward
polled 287 votes, and the republican.-
for clerks and judges oE election were
also elected as near as we were able to
If the report, as given, has been mad
correct in our hurry, W. II. Malick and
M. McElwain are the the constable elect
ed fur the cbw and L. C. Stiles and Wil
lett Poitenger are the justices of thr
neaec. Plattsmouth's home ticket is
satisfactory and she gives herself glory
by the following republican majorities
Judge Maxwell 81, Judge Chapman 267
over Judge Havdm, and Judgf rich
159 over Judge Sawver. W II. Pool 95,
I). A. Campbell 154, Calvin Russell 101
11. J. Strcight 77, J. C. Eiker.hary 5r.
Henry Bfcck 98 and George Youpg 50.
II. B." Bergess, (dem.) received a Majori
ty of 54 while J. M. Robinson, dem.)
reeei v ed a majority of 86, C. Jt Mc
Pherson (dem.) received a majority of
ART ON SAFK DOORS.
A Glimpse at the Artist Who Pot Oil
I'aiuting on tho Iron I)oor.
"Tbfre aro more than 400,000 safes in use
in the United States, " said a Broadway man
facturerto a reporter a few days ogo, "and
with n few exceptions fheir groat iron doors
aro brightened with artistio designs in oiL
The. center of the saf painting trade is in thi
city. Half a dozen artists aro engaged in
the work. They are all men who luxvo left
the private studio and buried their identity
"Ono man in particular was an artist or
recognized ability. His studio up town was
ono of the finest in the city. Rich draperies
ami costly bric-a-brac were on every hand.
Tho floor" was inlaid with choice woods, and
valuablo Bpocimens of his handiwork greetod
tho visitor from tbo walls. A tropical sun
bursting through fleecy clouds sliono down
from tho ceiling. This man got a good start
from Lis father, and, as I remarked, his abil
ity was recognized; but it didn't pan out in
cash. When ho found a customer for a $ 100
painting lie lived in clover, and when tho art
mart was drugged and pictures went slow ho
found it hard work to mako both ends meet.
I'vo made a nanio,' said he ono day, 'but the
artist who lives on his name without money
can do more than I can.'
"A week after that," continued the 6afa
manufacturer, "ho applied to nio for work.
If you want to talk with him, come with me."
Tho reporter then went into the rear apart
ment and found their man at work. One
was painting a scene in tho Calskill on the
cold black front of a C,000 pound safe that
was billed to be delivered within ten days to
a western manufacturer.
"Don't imagine," said tbo artist after tho
introduction, "that I have given up being nn
artist. Oh, no! I am still turning out
original studies, but my work goes with -the
afo liko tho chromo with tho pound of tea.
We paint two six by nino landscapes in a
day. Ordinarily one man lays in tbo ground
work, another mis in tho middle ground and
a third adds the fore ground. Wo get up
quite a number of designs to order. On the
inner doors of that safe over there you will
find a good painting of the lower falls in the
Genesee. That picturo is to please tho fancy
of a Rochester man who ordered it.
"Wo havo several orders for the Volunteer
In oiL It requires more time to paint water
seivpes and boats than anything else. livery
lino of a crack yacht must be perfect or fault
will be found with it. If a landscape happens
to be a little too red or brown or green, wo
can account for it by saying $hat the green"
painting shows the scene in early spring and
tho brown in midsummer and tho red "iii
autumn. That, of course, is ono of tho tricks
of the trade." ,
"What do you consider tho nature df. 'your
work on safes f - ,
"Wo turn out work here," replied tho artist
after a moment's reflection, "that would sell
on canvas and with frames around them for
?50. When you aro moving around town be
particular to observe the paintings on safe
doors and see if you dont agree with mo."
New York Star.
Changes in Parisian Habits.
It is curious to remark how greatly Paris
ian habits have changed within even the past
few years, and that, too, not a little owing to
Anglomania. Outdoor exercise is all tbo rage
nowadays, particularly riding and driving,
and from 9 to 11 in the morning tho Bois do
Boulogne is the rendezvous of the prancers
and piiiffeusos, who, after then- morning tob
(Anglice, tub), take a drive in their lx)guct
(Anglieo, buggy) or in their secdnir, which
we pronounce spider. But that is a detail.
The grave thing is that these gentlemen and
ladies "very selected" get up early and go to'
bed early, and the consequence is that they
do not go to the theatre so much as formerly,
and, above all, they do not care any longer
about first nights. For that matter the mana
gers of the fashionable theatres are now much
exercised to know how to arrange their pro
grammes, for the Parisian dinner hour is get
ting later and later and the bed hour earlier
and earlier. At home few people dine before
7:30; at dinner parties one does not sit down
to table much before 8 o'clock ; what time re
mains for the theatre? Either one must dine
exceptionally early or else arrive in the mid
dle of the fourth act. At the Opra things
are managed better. By tacit agreement
some old opera is performed for tho benefit
of tho foreigners and country cousins, and
then toward 11 o'clock the ballet begins for
the benefit of the subscribers, who drop in
about that hour, and many of whom have
never heard the overture or even the first two
acts of any opera of tho repertory. Nor are
they any prouder or happier on that account.
But still this state of affairs is unsatisfactory,
and the theatrical managers feel uneasy in
consequence. Paris Cor. London World.
The ISoy and the Elephant.
Many years ago ono of tho most famous
elephants that traveled in this country was
Old Columbus. During one of his summer
trips through Virginia ho stopped at tho
town of D . In tho neighboring town of
II a boy, familiarly called Davo and
notorious for leadership in all kinds of mis
chievous tricks, determined to show oiT before
the oLher boys at Old Columbus' expense,
and invited several of his companions to go
Having com to tho elephant's stablo Dave
gave him first candy, then cake, and then
finally cried: "Now boys!" and slipped a
piece of tobacco in his proboscis, intending to
get out of danger and enjoy Old Columbus'
disgust and anger.
But before he could move Columbus seized
him and whirled him upward through the
opening overhead against the roof of the
Unhurt by his unexpected riso Dave
dropped on th hay mow. Tho other boys
below, supposing this to bo the trick prom
ised them, cried out in admiration :
"Dave, Dave, do that again!"
Dave, comfortably seated out of harm's
way, very earnestly answered:
"No, boys! I only do that trick once a
day." Youth's Companion.
A Million Postage Stamps.
Within the last year hundreds of benevo
lent people were actually busy begging for
canceled stamps in order to obtain admission
for an old lady in a Philadelphia "homo." A
Germantown physician took the matter in
charge, and it was understood that when the
necessary 1,000,000 had been collected they
were to be handed over by his wife to a
friend, who was to give them to another
friend, who was to give them to a third, who
knew someone who would arrange with some
body else for the old lady's final reception.
The craze spread so far that packages of
stamj arrived by every mail from New York,
Washington, Chicago and Boston. Little
schoolgirls and fashionablo 3-oung women
vied with each other in their eagerness to aid
this good work, and half the requisite number
had actually been scraped together before it
began to dawn on people's minds that the
only possible use that any "home" could maka
of 1,000,000 stamps would be to sell them for
Then an enterprising Philadelphia reporter
undertook to hunt up the old lady, whose
ii'rr.o was Peturman, and having found her,
had t !io pleasure of hearing from her own
lips that she had no idea of going into any
institution at alL Harper's Young Feogla.
Why wc tlo the Largest Clothing Business is: "Yc carry the finest and best made goods
to be had, give you a first-class fit and no misrepresentations.- '
Overalls, from 25c to the very
Children's Suits from $1.50 and
Boys' Suits, from 3.00 and
Men's Suits, from 3. 00 and
Call and Seo TJs and Convince "STour solves That "Wo Aro'
Th.o Xjivo Clotniors and Load in Everything.
k C. iViAYER, the Opera House Clothiers.
A Sort of "Hiawatha" by Bob
When he lauded, C. Columbus Found
the people with no clothes; Found them
dressed like Lydia Thompson; Dressed
for goiu to the opera. Now they un
dress more than ever, But it costs much
more to do so; Cots like smoke to put
on nothing. Then lie found the people
-minted-, Kinged and streaked from heel
to ey elsow; Now they paint above the
shoulderslint it costs as much as ever.
The the young men smeared their bod
ies; Now the young men paint the town
red. Then he found the maids assem
bled, Waiting on the sandy seashore;
Waiting for the Spanish sailors. Now
as ever, they are waiting, Giddy girls
and anxious "monnmrs." Eytr waiting
on the eeadiore: Waiting for the men
to find them, Eager still to be discover
ed; iVnxious that they may be sought
for by strange men from foreign coun
tries. Then Columbus found the natives
Free and easy with their ducats. Gladly
giving to the strangers All the boodle
they had room for. Still to-day (he
foreign raider Scoops their dollars by
the hatful; Oscar Wild and Goodby
Patti, Wilson "Tug" and Canon Farrar,
Donkey, Song bird Tough and Parson,
Heap alike a golden harvest. Gone are
all Columbus' Injuns, Gone the copper
colored maiden. Gone the dusky squaws
and sachems. But tlnir children still
survive them; Living longer than their
fathers; We have lately cut our eye
teeth; And although wc may seem sim
ple in the presence of the stranger, Yet
ho want3 to keep his eye peeled When
we're dealing from the bottom; Turning
jacks at times unwonted; Yet lie wants to
come in winter. "When the earth w ith
frost is baking, And the mercury is freez
ing, If he vainly hopes to leave us, Sob
bing sadly in tiie distance; And 'when he
returns bald headed, lie will hear our
shouts of laughter. As beneath his scalp
we gather, Drying in our smoky wigwam,
Like a hair plaque in our tepee. Wc
have not forgot how Cortt z Taught our
fathers to talk Spanish, And we have ac
quired the language And ourselves are
talking classic. That's four centuries
evolution; That's the kind of Injuns we
Russians at Saraka.
Bom be v, Nov. 9. A dispatch from
Herat says a strong Russian force has
leached Saraka, and that detachments
are scouring the Cadghes district and the
northern frontier of the proyince of Herat
collecting information about the country.
A World's Wonder.
Fough keei'sie, N. Y., Nov. 9. The
first truss of the great Poughkeepsie
bridge across the Hudson river was fin
ished and swung clear yesterday. It is
5,023 fee? long between the centre of the
towers, 02 feet deep and 2o feet wide,
being the largest and heaviest steel truss
in the world.
About to Begin on tha Scaffold.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Sheriff Matson said
this afternoon that unless he hears from
the governor by to-morrow night the
work of erecting the scaffold will be
begun. As provided in the statutes, he
will swear in the jury, and they, with the
lawyers in the casj and a few press rep
resentatives, will be the only ones allowed
to witness the execution. It is understood
that the material for the shrouds wa
purchased to-day and that the nooses
will be proceeded with at once.
Chief of police Ebersold says to the
press that there need be no apprehension
on the people; that the precautions taken
by himself and aids are too elaborate to
admit of any demonstrations being made.
Hay Fcr Sale.
Three hundred tons of hay for sale for
cash, eiti.'-r delivered or on the ground.
Leave orders with 31, B.- Jlurphy & Co.
store L. Stull. . 42 m 1
Will So "by Our .Prico Lists:
Your Fall Boots and Shots
The New Shoe Store
In Coruths Building
and See the Xew Styles, and get their
EXTKEMELY LOW PIttCES
lien's Kip Top sole boots $2 worth $2.50.
3Icn's Whole Stock Saddle Seam boots $2.50 w orth $3. 25.
Men's Calf Side Lined Boots $2.50, would be a bargain at $3.50.
Slen's Long Leg Oil Grain leather boots $3.25 worth $4.
3Ien's Calf Top sole boots, warranted all solid, $3.50 would be worth" $4.50.
3Ien's Seamless Wrap Lace shoes only $1.35, can't be bought in town less than $9.
Men's Button, Lace and Congress shoes $2, are a leader.
3Iy line of men's shoes at $2.50 is simply immense.' . Ladies shoes at $1. Ladies
Oil Grain shoes $2 worth $2.50. Ladies Glove Calf shoes $1.25. Ladies Gat and
Kid shoes $1.75 worth $2.50.
These goods are all new and made by; first class makers. CALL AND SEE MB
BEFORE BUYING. .
T. H. Phillips.
Fame will always grow brighter wj
age. Baly cat's Fig Tonic requires on j
a trial to illustrate whether the enfeblc
constitution will change to one of stou
or robust form and the ruddy low o.'
perfect health will appear where disease
ence was. No cure, no pay. Price 50c
and $1, For sale by Will J. Warrick.
For Sale On reasonable terms my
residence on the N. W. corner of Elm and
11th streets. Said property consists of
i block with a good story and a half
house of six rooms, two wardrobes and
one pantry; good well and city wat :r;
twenty-seyeu bearing apple trees, and an
abundance of small fruit of all kinds.
tf P. D. Bates.
Every one buying a dollars worth of
goods and over will receive a chance on
an elegant sewing machine to be drawn
Christmas Eve. Peter Merges.
Felt slippers 5Sc, worth 75c.
Felt slippers, leather sole 50c.
The best felt slipper $1, worth $1.25.
Men.s felt boots $2, worth $2.50.
Men's best felt boots $2.50, worth $3.
Men's rubber boots $2. worth $3.
Men's whole stock boots $2 wortli $2.75.
- 3Ien"s calf boots $2.50, worth $3.25.
Women's oil grain shoe $2, worth S2.50.-
Red Cross school shoes, the best school
Buy your next shoes at the new shoe
store in Carruth's building.
d tf. wl, T. II. PniLLirs.
Has fillrd many a : rave. If an in
valid suffering from Consumption will
use Dr. Watson's New Specific Cough
Cure and follow his directions it will
cost him nothing if he is not benefitted.
Price 50c and $1. For sale by Will J.
A Bomb-Thrower Sentenced
Racise, Wis., Nov. 8. John Jambor,
who was convicted Saturday of an at
tempt to kill ex-3Iayor Secor with a dyn
amite bomb a little over a year ago, was
yesterday sentenced to ten years in prison.
An appeal will be taken to the supreme
Later Jambor attempted suicide
this afternoon by taking morphine. His
condition was discovered in time to save
The Captured Bombs.
Chicago, Nov. 7. Sheriff Matson this
morning said there was no doubt as to
the nature of the stuff- found in Lingg's
bombs. That-part of the filling had
been taken out of a couple of the pipes
and exploded, and found to be the
strongest kind of dynamite. The am
nesty people have their tables on the
streets again this morning, but " there
seems to be less disposition on the part
of the people to sign the petitions than
Saturday, and but few names are being
Louis Lingg is defiant and. sullen this
morning. He put on hia oldest suit of
Overcoats, from $1.50 and upwards.
Fur Caps, from 1 25 and upwards.
Mitts, from 25c and upwards.
Thousands of other articles in the same ration
clothes, a pair of gray trousers and bla ck
jacket, put his feet upon the little iron '
cot and began to read a paper. His cell
is upon the lower tier and looks oyV
upon tiie examing cage. Reporters may
observe him at a distance of eigt., feet.
Lingg. was restless, and every few mo
ments he would jerk his head around
aud stare through the grated
door with a wild look. Presently he got
up, planted himself in front of the cell
door, thrust his hands into his pockets
and looked straight before him upon the
contracted field of his vision. He saw
nothing but watchful clusters of report
ers and suspicious muscular bailiffs. He
was nervous. He would lean agaiast the
wall, sit down on the edge of the cot,
get up, put his elbows on the cross-bars
of his cell and rest his face on his hands.
A favorite attitude was to stand firmly
erect, fold his arms over his broad chest
and gaze out bristling and feroci ms.
None of the seven were let out of
their cells this morning, and Jailor Foltz
says they won't be today. Mrs. Schwab,
Mrs. Ed gel and 3Irs. Parsons came to seo
their husbands, but the best they could
dp was to call out "good morning" and
send up some papers. No packages of
any kind were allowed to go in.
Crushed by the Cars.
Edgar, Neb., Nov. 8. John Moss
holder, a young man of this city, twenty
four years of age and a brakeman on the
B. & 31. railroad, was killed yesterday p
afternoon at Shickley while coupling' V"
cars. His body was crushed by project
A Hard Post to Fill.
Washington-, Nov. 8. The appoint
ment of Frank D. Hill, of 31innesota, as
consul at Asuncion, Paraguay makes the '
the fourth attempt which the state de
partment has made to fill this position
since th present administration began.
In Noyember. 18SG, Frederick Ellison,"
of Indiana, was appointed. He made
some inquiries and found that ie cli
mate was so unhealthy that AnSricans
found it difficult ta live there, conse
quently he declined the offer of the
place and it mnahieel unfilled until Nor.
f tha same year, when Samuel A. Wol
ton, of Kentucky, was offered the place
and nominated for it, but he, too, de-
clined last March. Rule Letcher, of 3Iis
souri, was anxious to represent his coun
try as consul, and he was appointed to
Asuncion. Now he has grown tired nf
the place and resigned. One f the dif
ficulties in the way of filling the office
is the fact that the salary is so small and
the expenses of reaching the, post eo
great that it is a very undesirable place
from a financial standpoint. Tho salary
is only $1,500 a year, with an allowance
not to exceed $300 for office rent, whil
the cost of the trip for a single person is
$465, and if the consul has a wifo an I
child he cannot get them to his post for
less than $1,000 at the lowest estimate.
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