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PLATTSMOUTII, i i NEBRASKA.
The News Condensed.
Important intelligence From All Parts.
Seventy persons are known to have
lost their lives in the cyclone which
swept northern Iowa and. southern
Minnesota, while the property damage
By the capsizing of a boat in the
Ohio river at Poruero-, O., David Nut
ter, Robert Thompson, Daniel Ilafrri
gan. Ment Chester and Ernest Thomas
were drowned; all colored and single.
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the "24th was: Wheat,
70,1 S9, 000 bushels; corn, 4,193,000 bush
els; oats, 7,844,000 bushels; rye, 310,000
bushels; barlej-, 1,730,000 bushels.
The name of the post office at Appo
mattox, where Lee surrendered, has
been changed to Surrender.
Five acres of ground sunk at Duryea,
Pa., and twenty-six dwelling houses
Hose a. C. Buckley, aged 73, a vet
eran of the Mexican war, was killed
at Muncie, Ind., by a horse kicking
him in his breast.
Is court at Los Angeles, Cal.. Gal
lagher and lluehanan, American Rail
way union strikers, were sentenced to
eight months' imprisonment and a fine
of 500 for intimidating nonunion
The Chicago Great Western railway
is said to contemplate the laying of a
second track through most of Illinois.
Ox the expiration of his term in con
gress Col. Breckinridge will resume
the practice of law in Lexington, Ky.
One laborer was killed and four
others injured by a cave-in while ex
cavating for a wall in Philadelphia.
mmer and Murphy fought twenty
five rounds to a draw at New Orleans.
The former had the better of the en
counter. William II. Friday", grand exalted
ruler, suspended the charters of seven
lodges of Elks for holding sessions on
Ralph Coxklix. an lS-year-old boy,
given to dime novel reading, robbed a
Mount Sterling (111.) bank in true ban
dit style, but was captured by citizens.
A "Jack the Ripper" has appeared
at Amras, Austrian Tyrol. The bodies
of two women, horribly mutilated,
have been found.
Cyclist Searle failed to lower the
road record between Chicago and New
York, taking eight dajs and three
hours to complete the journej-.
The United States gunboat York
town arrived at the Mare island navy
yard, California, from Lehring sea.
Eight mines located on the "Colum
bia vein," one of the greatest gold lodes
of Colorado, were sold for 4,000,000.
The city car works at Erie. Pa., cov
ering sixteen acres and valued at S-00,-000,
were burned by incendiaries.
The errand of II. A. Widemann, of
Honolulu, to this country is said to
be to commence a damage suit against
the United States on behalf of the ex
queen of Hawaii. She wants S -00. 000.
Toledo (O.) capitalists have pro
jected a canal from that city to Chi
cago, and engineers are engaged in
Jim Allen, a full-blooded Choctaw
Indian, was shot for murder at the
Pushmahata court grounds in Indian
St. Mary's Roman Catholic college
at Oakland, CaL, was burned, the
loss being $200,000.
The signal station on the summit of
Pike's Peak is to be abandoned by the
George Hamlin, an employe in the
salt works at Lyons. Kan., was buried
beneath a great quantity of fine salt
and smothered before he could be res
cued. Charles F. Wilson will "be electro
cuted at the Auburn (N. Y.) state
prison during the week beginning
November C for participation in the
murder of Detective James Harvey.
At liarrisburg, Pa., Judge Mcpher
son ruled that raffles were gambling
The Western league baseball season
closed, Sioux City securing the pen
nant. The clubs stood as follows:
Sioux City, .587 per cent.; Toledo, .553;
Kansas City, .540; Minneapolis, .500;
Grand Rapids. .492; Indianapolis. .472;
Detroit, .443; Milwaukee. .3 JS.
Louis Young arrived at Tacoma,
Wash., having ridden on a bicycle from
Pittsburgh, I 'a. He was six months
making the trip.
Frederick Urown, well known as
the maker of Brown's Jamaica ginger,
died at his home in Burlington, N. J.,
aged 57 years.
Four men were killed and four in
jured by the blowing up of the boiler
of a thrashing engine near Crystal,
F. T. Day, president of the failed
Plankinton bank of Milwaukee, was
arrested on the charge of receiving de
posits knowing the concern to be in
solvent. Two hotels, eight stores, the post
office and the telegraph office at Cape
Vincent, N. Y., were burned, causing
a loss of SI 50, 000.
Brazil has given notice of the abro
gation of the reciprocity treaty with
the United States.
President Hayemeykr, of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company, issued
orders for the closing down of one-half
of the refineries under its control,
throwing 10,000 persons out of work.
An unknown man entered the office
of County Treasurer Scott at Sherman,
Tex., knocked him senseless and
robbed the safe of more than $1,000.
James P. Cat ex, general freight and
passenger agent of the Valley road,
was found murdered in Cleveland, pre
sumably by robbers.
Senator Hoar, the new president,
addressed the national Unitarian con
ference at Saratoga, N. Y.. which
adopted resolutions in memory of
George William Curtis.
i i fTney cure ln48
Os her trial trip the new battleship
Maine, which was built by the govern
ment, made 17.55 knots per hour.
James G. Sheridan, who was con
sidered without a peer as a race track
starter, died in New York from apo
plexy. The whaling steamship Falcon
reached Philadelphia with most of the
members of the Peary arctic expedi
tion on board.
In a battle between cowboys and In
dians near Hennessey, O. T., two of
the whites and two of the latter were
An association was formed in St.
Faul Minn., for the purpose of build
ing a monument over the grave of
John Urown in Essex county, N. Y.
Crawford Hedges, a wealthy bach
elor, was fatally injured in an en
counter with burglars at Circleville, O-
Commissioner Lamoreaux, of the
general land office, has decided to em
body in his annual report a recommen
dation that congress should immedi
ately take action for the relief of the
settlers on homesteads in the burned
districts of Wisconsin and Minnesota,
Thirty persons were injured by the
collapse of the grand stand at the fair
grounds at Worthington, Minn.
The international convention of
carpenters and joiners in session at
Indianapolis, Ind., elected Charles
Owens, of New York, for president.
An immense crowd saw Directum
win the $15,000 stallion stake at Mystic
Park, Mass. Ariou was second in each
heat. Nelson third.
Taking effect immediately, the time
S3-stem will replace piece work in the
government printing office.
1). K. Caldwell, a Frankfort (Ind.)
lumber dealer, has been arrested,
charged with being in league with
Pandits held up a Santa Fe train
near Temple, Tex., but were fright
ened away before they secured any
thing of value.
The strike commission appointed by
President Cleveand closed its public
hearings and began consideration of
its report in secret session.
Fires, elevators and the employment
of minors in tobacco factories were
discussed by the factory inspectors at
Dave Scott, a cattle dealer, was
robbed while drunk at Van Buren,
Ark., of 51,054 in cash and 53,500 in ex
change. Walter Wellmj(n, whose "dash to
the pole"' failed of its object because
of the severity of t"-e arctic winter, has
arrived in New York.
John Rlackrurx, who was working
in the Big Four shops at Delaware, O. ,
was fatally injured by a falL The
affair rendered his wife insane.
The schooner Ironton and the steam
er Ohio collided on Lake Huron and
both went to the bottom. Five of the
crew of the Ironton were drowned.
In a fight at New Orleans between
Fitzsimmons and Creedon for 15,000
the former won in two rounds.
Saloonkeepers in Indianapolis and
Terre Haute signed contracts for slot
machines which now prove to be
promissory notes for 250 each.
The schooner William Home sprang
a leak in the gale on Lake Mich
igan and her crew took to the yawl,
which was capsized and all but oce
of the six drowned.
The complete returns on the liquor
license question in the recent Arkan
sas state election resulted as follows:
For license, 47.6U2; against license,
D. IJ. Hcbbard, an attorney of Dor
chester, Mass., who went to Chicago to
seek a reconciliation with his wife,
found her walkirg with Frank Garsuch
and shot both of them.
Lons Miller, of Cincinnati, mur
dered his wife and then killed him
self. He was drunk and jealous, and
their two daughters witnessed the
Gov. Stone has commenced a cru
sade against gambling in Missouri by
closing all of the houses in St. Joseph.
In the team race at Columbus, O.,
Rose Leaf and Sally Simmons won, re
ducing the record for a mile trot to
Geronimo Vakdeze, of Conejos, Col.,
was shot and killed by Sheriff Garcia
in the county jail.
Jasper Layman, an Alabama negro.
was arranging for the exodus of 500
negroes from the neighborhood of Mo
bile, Ala., to Liberia.
Representatives of trust companies
of Pennsylvania met at liarrisburg
and organized a state association.
Capt. Henry Howgate, formerly
chief of the weather bureau in W ash
ington, was arrested in New York for
a forgery committed in 1879.
The labor commission investigating
the strike at Chicago have agreed upon
a report to be submitted to the presi
Sheriff Burns, of San rete county,
Utah, was shot and killed by two men
he was attempting to arrest.
Andrew J. Johnson, of Chicago, and
C Dewitt Goodnew, of Brooklyn, stu
dents at Cornell university, were
drowned in Cayuga lake. New ork-
President Cleveland has issued
pardons for all Mormon polygamists
who have complied with the laws.
Forest fires devastated the southern
and eastern portions of Crow Wing
county, Minn., destroying much farm
Speaking at the Unitarian confer
ence at Saratoga, Father Connerty, a
Catholic, urged union of all churches
Methodists of Indiana, after agitat
ing the subject for eighteen years.
have decided to abolish the line divid
Louis E. Mathews, ex-deputy county
clerk of Milwaukee, took his life. He
is said to have lost heavily in specula
tion. Four sons in the family of Albert
Thomas, of Martinsville, ind., have
bled to death, being afllicted with
The Soctety of Friends, in annual
session at Richmond, Ind., declared
themselves opposed to secret societies.
Benjamin Thornton (colored) se
cured a mandamus against a school
superintendent who forbade his child
to attend a certain school.
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111 druggists sell It at W, 6 bottles for K, or
vaha Milna Mudlcnl
The whaling schooner Nicoline
reached San Francisco from I ox
Island, Alaska, bringing nearly 15,000
pounds of whalebone, bear and otter
skins and 800 pounds of ivory.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
In convention at New Haven Lieut.
Gov. Ernest W. Cady was nominated
for governor by the Connecticut demo
crats. Douglas Luce, who was born in
1795 and had lived under every presi
dent of the United States, died at Ur-
Montana democrats in session at
Helena nominated L. A. Luce for as
sociate justice of the supreme court.'
The resolutions favor tariff reform,
the election of senators by popular
vote and the unconditional free coin
age of silver.
United States Senator David B
Hill was nominated for governor of
New York by the democrats in state
convention at Saratoga.
Nominations for congress were made
r.s follows: Kentucky, Seventh district,
George Denny, Jr. (rep.). Minnesota,
Third district, O. M. Hall (dem.). Wis
consin, i'litn district, t. I. Kunge
Democrats in state convention at
Omaha, Neb., nominated a full state
ticket headed by Judge llolcomb for
The anti-Tillman convention at
Columbia, S. C, adjourned without
making nominations after passing res
olutions on various subjects.
Congressional nominations were
made as follows: First district Ohio,
Charles P. Taft (rep.); Second. Jacob
H. Bromwell (rep.). Washington, B.
F. Houston (dem.); Henry Druimn
(dem.). Third district Kansas, Rev. J.
D. Botkin (pop.); Fifth, Col. R. T. Van
Horn (rep.). Second district Virginia,
T. R. Borland (iep.). Twenty-second
district New York, Dr. W. R. Hosie
(dem.). First district Michigan, Levi
T. Griffin (dem.); Fourth, Dr. Milton
Chase (pro.); Sixth, E. R. Wilcox
Lai'.nt Thompson, the American
sculptor, died at the state hospital in
Muldletown, N. l.
Democratic bolters in the Omaha
convention succeeded in having their
ticket accepted by the secretary of
F. W. Porter, auditor for the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific road for a
number of 3ears, died of apoplexy
while in Cincinnati.
A storm caused a flood, in the Akita
and Iwate prefectures in Japan, and
over 300 persons were drowned and
more than 15,000 houses were de
stroyed. Sixty houses in the city of Blasseki,
in Russian Poland, where the cholera
was making fearful ravages, were set
on fire and destroyed and several sick
persons were burned to death.
Chinese agents in Europe and Amer
ica were instructed to purchase all
available war vessels.
A waterspout in the village of Su
ch.il, in the mountains of Durango,
Mexico, carried away a woodchoppers
camp of ten families and all were
Gen. Egussquiza was elected presi
dent of Paruguay to succeed ex-President
Gonzales, whose term had expired
while he was in exile.
A second Japanese army, number
ing 30,000 men, sailed from Hirashima,
and it was believed an invasion of
China was contemplated.
Congressman W. L. Wilson, of West
Virginia, was given a dinner by the
chamber of commerce of London and
spoke on the tariff.
Frank IIolman, an American living
near the City of Mexico, while drunk
killed his wife and two children.
Juan Udarez, a City of Mexico
banker, committed suicide by hanging
himself from a balcon'.
Two miners and two laborers were
killed by a fall of rock in the North
west colliery at Scranton, Pa.
Several building, including two
hotels, burned at Nanaimo, B. C, with
a loss of 8100,000. Two men were
burned to death and two others and a
little girl were badly injured.
The long fight between the miners
and coal operators at Massillon, O.,
was settled by both parties agreeing to
submit their differences to arbitration
under the state law.
The jury in the case of the state of
Indiana against John W. Paris, on
trial for alleged complicity in the
wrecking of the Greentown bank,
failed to agree.
According to the trade reviews, busi
ness is gaining in activity, though
prices of grain, cotton, iron, sugar and
coffee are lower.
In a speech at Denver Gen. James
S. Clarksou declared that 70 per cent,
of the people of the United States fa
vored free silver.
Austria's ministers to the United
States and Brazil will exchange places,
in accordance with an order of the
A Mexican named Modericos died at
Ingram, Tex., who; his relatives as
sert most positively, was 150 years old.
He had been married five times, mar
rying his first wife 109 years ago. He
had three grown sons in the war of
The Lucania again broke the west
bound ocean record, making the ran
from Queen stown in 5 days 7 hours and
At a mass meeting of undergrad
uates of Princeton college it was
voted to abolish hazing in all its
In a race against time at San Jose,
CaL, Abdell lowered the yearling trot
ting record to 2:23, a cut of three
fourths of a second.
Rev. S. 15. Newman, an Austin (111.)
pastor who is 82 years old. secured a
license to wed Annie Ohman,. who il
Fifty indictments were voted
against Chicago gamblers by a gran'd
The New York constitutional con
vention adopted the new constitution t
as reported from committee of. the
rni-i for C Hilhf.. Vjlt Athmn,
Whooplnn-ni(.Ti, ! S-'hroi.t. Ilo;tmt to take.
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Co.. Elkhart. Ind.
HILL IS CHOSEN.
New York Democrats In Convention Jfaino
111m for Governor.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 28. At 1:50
o'clock Chairman D. B. Hill rapped the
convention to order. After the tran
saction of some routine business Galen
R. II itt proposed John Boyd Thatcher
as nominee for the governorship.
Senator II ill ordered the roll called.
When Allegany county was reached
Delegate Reynolds arose and amidst
intense silence said: "The united
delegation from Allegany county de
sire t place in nomination for gov
ernor their first and only choice, David
A 6cene of disorder followed, during
which Senator Hill tried to calm the
convention. The roll call proceeded.
New York was reached and Senator
Guy jumped to his feet and said:
"In the name of the democracy,
against the wish of our presiding om-
DAVID B. HILL.
cer, and, if needs be, in defiance
of it, I place in nomination here in
the name of the democracy of the
state of New York the one man who
typifies all that democracy typifies. I
present the name of the greatest liv
ing exponent of democratic principles,
Senator David B. Hill."
Clerk de Freest began the calling of
the roll call amid cries of "Call slow
ly." As each county was called its
leader arose and declared for David B.
Hill. When the call was about half
completed ex-Assemblyman Hitt, from
Albany, withdrew John Boyd Thacher's
name. The roll call was completed
and Hill received 3S3 of the 3S4 votes.
The nomination was made unanimous.
Lieut. Gov. Sheehan then arose and
in a brief speech nominated Daniel L.
Lockwood, of Buffalo, for the office of
lieutenant governor. The nomination
was made by acclamation, amid great
applause. James D. Bell, of Brooklyn,
named Judge Gay nor for judge of the
court of appeals and the convention
nominated him by acclamation.
The motion to adjourn was carried.
Senator Hill saying: "The convention
that is running itself wants to at journ
I declare it adjourned."
The following is a synopsis of the
platform as adopted by the convention:
National issues Congratulates the demo
cratic administration on the manner in
which the business of the country is at
tended to; upon the repeal of the Sher
man law; upon the repeal of the federal elec
tion law; that with democratic ascendency the
country returns to simple methods and sound
Tariff Asserts that the new tariff law will
be a wise and excellent substitute for the
partisan McKinley law; declares a?inst
future amendments of tho tariff by revision as
a whole, but favors special laws relating to the
removal of the duty from raw materials.
Uu&inefrs interests C'onKratulates the coun
'try upon the revival of business interests, and
believes that this revival will continue; as
serts the financial and business depression
was a necessary accompaniment to tariff re
vision: inevitable because the McKinley law
had proved utterly inadequate and would have
caused a bankrupted treasury.
Lab. r Declares the interests of labor should
be fostered by proper and necessary legisla
tion, and that honest workinpmen should be
protected from competition with convict la
bor; advocates the amending of the present
conspiracy laws so as to more equally protect
workingmen and the employers.
Kqual rights Declares against class legisla
tion which shall In violation of the constitu
tion prohibit or interfere with the free exer
cise of any form of. religious worship and
deprecates any organization which would tend
to any such result.
Constitutional convention Declares the
work of the constitutional convention on the
whole was partisan, is intended to aid in per
petuating the republican party in control of
the state: declares the apportionment measure
a gerrymander, descriminating against the
GIVEN A NEW NAME.
Appomattox lNitt Ottlr to lie Called Sur
render In the Future.
Washington, Sept. 25. The name of
the post oflice at Appomattox, Va.,
where Lee surrendered to Grant, has
been changed b3' the post office de
partment to Surrender. Two years ago
the courthouse building at Appomattox
was burned and the county seat was
removed to the town of Nebraska,
3 miles away on the line of the Norfolk
& Western railroad. The new county
seat was named Appomattox. Thus
there were two Appomattoxes in the
field. This occasioned annoyance to
the post oflice department because
complaints were constantly being re
ceived of the miscarriage and delay of
Richmond, Va., Sept. 25. The action
of the post oflice department in chang
ing the name of Appomattox Court
House to "Surrender" has excited the
indignation of Virginians. Gov. O'Fer
rall and other public men are out ia
interviews strongly condemning the
change, and the matter promises to at
tract much attention.
lSostun OarmeDt Workers Win.
Boston, Sept. 25. Eight clothing
contractors have signed the agreement
submitted by the striking garment
workers and 600 strikers returned to
work. More will sign this afternoon.
Advance of ilrasAltan Kebels.
New York, Sept. 25. A special cable
dispatch from Montevideo sa3s: The
rebels in Brazil, according to reports
received here, have made a further ad
vance. Motto Groso, it is said, will
soon be in open revolt. The San
Mateo garrison deserted the rebels
after killing the officers.
To llleet Next in Cleveland.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 27. The
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America in session hero
elected Charles Owens, of New York,
k president. The next session will b
held in Cleveland, O.
Bronchitis, Crotu,, w7
oinrt floor of
THE TRADE OUTLOOK.
Various Reports from Trade Center Show
New York. Sept. 29. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
Special Inquiry has been made this week
at all commercial centers regarding the state
of retail trade. Wide diversity appears in
different trades. The main facts disclosed
are: First, marked improvement In the last
month and a considerable excess over the busi
ness done a j ear ago, particularly In the nec
essaries of life. ) ut, second. It appears that
the volume of trade at present is on the whole
considerably less than In a normal year at
most points, and In the more important trades
is apparently about 20 per cent, smaller than
In September. S9-i.
Evidence of continued improvement In whole
Bale trade and manufacture does not appear
this week. There is large distribution on
orders given some time ago. but new business
going to the manufacturers is everywhere
slackening. The completion of orders for re
plenishment of stocks leaves a narrower de
mand and It is yet too early for consumption
to provide further orders.
The depression in prices of farm products
will have some influence. Unprecedented
records have been made in cotton and wheat,
though as to wheat only in contracts for fu
ture delivery in which the prices are the low
est ever made. The available stocks are
about 15.O0O.U00 bushels greater than a year
ugo, and western receipts for the week were
6.52,716 bushels, against 6,191.031 last year,
and since August 1, 51.0o0,0u0 bushels, against
88.000.000 last year.
It is encouraging that the speculation in
corn has broken and the price has fallen live
cents, les gloomy estimates than those of the
department having gained general acceptance.
It is now supposed that the yield is not far
from 1.500 .Ouo.U bushels, which will com
pel much economy in feeding, but speculation
in pork has also broken.'and the price has
fallen 75 cents, while lard has declined half a
Failures are few and small for the week,
liabilities amounting to Jo.i.TB.'JXo, of which
8J.-.8i.3I3 were of manufacturing and 1.575.112
of trading concerns. The failures during the
week have been 33 in the United States,
against 334 last year, and 65 in Canada, against
S3 last year.
Bratlstreet's report is as follows:
The feature of general trade throughout the
country is found in moderate reactions within
the week, more particularly in the volume of
purchases of staples west, where trade
has been quite active, and at eastern
points in the course of prices, the week
tailing to show any upward movement
of note in this line and in the check to
business south, together with damage to the
rice and orange crops. Leading jobbers at
distributing points, which for a month past
have reported relatively most favorably con
cerning the course of business, send modified
advices as to activity.
Wheat has made another "lowest price," and
corn and oats have declined. Sugar and coffee
record lower figures, and another lowest price
for cotton has had an unfavorable influence on
the tone of business at important southern
markets, particularly la view of activity of re
ceipts of that staple. Bessemer pig iron
Kales show a loss of 25 cents and steel bil
lets almost as much. Standard brands
of forge Iron, west and south, show like de
pressions, and the trade admits production
has exceeded consumption. The conspicuously
Irregular price is for lumber, it being Hiirly
active but low at Minneapolis, but stiffer it St.
Louis in contrast with advices from C hlcago
and elsewhere. Leather is fairly flrra. and In
distribution dry goods, shoes, millinery and
Trade reports from leading centers in the
Dominion of Canada tell of trade improvement.
Jobbers at Toronto report business equal to
expectations, particularly in dry goods and
AMOUNT PAID PENSIONERS.
For the Year Kndlnc June 30 Last It Ag
Washington, Sept: 29. The report
of the third auditor of the treasurj- for
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1!94,
6hcws the total disbursements at pen
sion agencies on account of pensions
for that 3-ear have been S137,630.0S1.
The amounts paid to pensioners under
the general laws were as follows: In
valids, SoS,0S2,119; widows, S13,142,031;
minors, 51,010,204; dependent relatives,
The amounts paid under the act of
June 27, 1800. were as follows: In
valids, S43.OtM5.001; widows, 89,8o6,S02;
minors. $607,004; dependent relatives,
SI, 709,820; helpless children, SS.005. To
pensoners of the war of IS 12 the fol
lowing amounts were paid: Surviv
ors, S5.312; widows. 645,297.
Under the Mexican war survivors
were paid 51,3SS,707, and widows SS03,
345. Indian war claims paid amount
to 8377.SS3 to survivors and S45(J,652 to
widows. Army nurses received ?65,
6SJ. About S050.000 was paid to pen
sion examining surgeons and the bal
ance of the total disbursements was
for expenses of pension agents.
M OTHER'S MEETIN G S.
The First of the aKlnd, Hot They Will
Not He the Laat.
Chicago, Sept. 20. - That this year's
convocation in this city of mothers, al
though the first of the kind, will not
be the last was decided by a unani
mous vote at the close of the three days
session. Next year will witness a
similar gathering. This gathering, an
entirely unique affair, is to be made a
permanent institution, and the more
enthusiastic of those who have taken
part from many portions of the coun
try see in the meeting the beginning
of a movement that shall work ciianges
in child culture all over the land. Mrs.
J. X. Crouse. the president, said:
"We do not think we have done more
than to touch on the borderland of
this question, but we have at least
been able to view what lies beyond.
We ask that you go back to your
homes, each to be the center of a little
circle that will take up this study of
Work for Fire Sufferer.
. Ashland, Wis., Sept 29. A petition
is being circulated among members of
the county board for the purpose of
putting to work as many of the
burned out homesteaders as need work
and to provide money to live on
through the winter. The petitioners
claim that tho county roads need much
work and no better time could be
taken than right now, when so many
willing workers are in need.
Canal ienluB Ueferred.
Ottawa. Ont, Sept. 20. Although
the Canadian Sh canal will be com
pleted in a mouth and vessels will
pas through it this fall, it has been
decided to defer the formal opening
until next spring. Hon. John Hag
gart, minister of railways and canals,
expresses himself as satisfied with the
Will C'hmiR-e rices.
Washington, Sept. 29. Austria's
ministers to the United States a.id
Brazil will exchange places, in ac
cordance with an order of the govern
ment. W It
tbeTort - 1 hloek.j
AN UNFINISHED ROMANCE.
A Wealthy Girl AVho Loved and Lost, Bit
Was Ahead of the Game.
Myrtle Templemore was not a beau
tiful girl, but she was very good-looking
and had money in the bank.
That was why she hesitated when
Ezra St. Clair offered his hand to her in
Ezra worked in a restaurant. She
did not see that Ezra was putting up
very much alongside of her beauty and
'It can not be, Ezra," said she, nerv
ously tearing to pieces a leaf which
she had plucked from a bouquet in her
"Very well," said he. "This evening
I take an electric car for Evanston, per
haps never to return."
She heard the gate click as he passed
"Will he ever cross my life again?"
- chapter II.
It was the height of the season at
Windsor I'ark beach. Large number
of people were sitting in the sand. A
man with a guitar and mouth organ
had just taken up a collection.
"That face! That facel"' gasped Myr
tle Templemore, clutching by the arm
her gentleman friend, Claude Stebbins,
who was junior proprietor of one of the
largest feed barns on the west side.
"What's hitting you?" asked Claude,
"It's all over now," said she, laugh
But all the way home on the street
car she was despondent.
"It is a proposal of marriage from
Claude," said Myrtle, as the postman
handed her a letter and she saw on the
envelope "return in ten days to Bowles
& Stebbins, feed and boarding stables,
Sangamon and Morgan streets."
And as she opened the letter and
saw the neat picture of a double
seated wagon at the top of the page
her suspicions were confirmetL Then
6he thought of Ezra St. Clair.
"Shall I. or shall I?" moaned Myrtle,
crushing the letter in her hand and
looking out of her bed-room window at
the stars twinkling above.
It was late at night.
She should have been in bed.
And the morning light, gray and
cold, broke in at the vindow and
found her there, still thinking.
THE BELOVED COW.
Veneration of the Feople of the Far East
for the Animal.
"Brethren, I have come all the way
from the northwest to ask you to be
good and kind to our mother cow, tho
cow that helped all of us to rear our
children, the cow that helped all of us
to cultivate and fertilize our lands.and
the cow that is affording us the best of
good food that is to be found on this
earth, namely, milk. No one came
from the northwest to ask you to do
this before. Why? Because the cow
did not need protection. She was re
garded both by the Hindus and Mussul
mans with veneration. No one ill
treated her, no one tortured her, and
no one was so cruel as to deprive her of
her life for the vile purpose of eating
"But times are changed. We have a
government now that do not view the
crime of cow killing with hatred. Why
should they? Our governors them
selves are the greatest beef eaters on
the face of the earth, and consequently
they do not sympathize with our feel
ing in the matter. Nay, they encour
age the wholesale slaughter of cows,
so that where there were a few butch
ers only, thousands and thousands
have sprung tip whose sole business is
to secure cows and kill them. 1
"See the effect of all this general
slaughter on the country. Lands are
not so fertile as before, not being
manured. Our children are weak and
sickly, not having the nourishment
they tised to hare before, and our good
fortune is deserting us on account of
our sin in not endeavoring to protect
our mother cow. So, unless you take
heed of what I say, you will soon find
that j-ou will be very sorry. All your
lands will cease to yield, all your chil
dren will grow up weak and sickly,
and our nation will be extinct in a few
generations." Calcutta Paper.
MAKING HIS POINT.
A Judge Who Was Sonicthlnc of a Finan
cier. When the court on an extremely
western circuit was convened and the
business was about to legin. it was dis
covered that there were neither pens,
ink nor paper for the use of the bench
or the bar.
"How is this, Mr. Clerk?" inquired
"There is no money allowed for it by
the county, sir, and we can't get the
articles without money."
The judge made several remarks not
at all complimentary to the county.
"I've been in a good many courts,"
put in a pompous and pedantic lawyer
from the east temporarily to try a case,
"but this is the worst I ever saw."
The judge jumped him on the spot.
"Yon are fined ten dollars for con
tempt, sir." he thundered. "Hand the
fine to the clerk, sir."
Mr. Lawyer kicked, but he had to
hand over the money or go to jail, and
the judge wouldn't have it any other
"Mr. Clerk," said the judge, when
the fine had been handed him, "go out
and get all the pens, ink and paper
necessary for the use of this court and
give the gentleman back hi3 change,"
and the clerk did as he wus ordered
and the visiting attorney maintained a
discreet silence. Detroit Free Press.
At the Sorools.
First Petticoat What is the subject
of the debate this morning?
Second Petticoat We are going to
try and find out who is the most aston
ished, a sixteen-year-old girl when a
very wealthy man of fifty proposes to
her. or the very wealthy man of fifty
when the refuses him. Truth.
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