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A Carnival of Crime in Progress
in Indian Territory.
Desperadoes Filiate the Town of Watovm
and Tala A Train Held lp Troops
Solicited to Aid In He
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25. Monday
plight's programme in the gTeat carni
val of crime which is now holding the
boards in the Indian territory con
sisted of the wholesale rob
.bery of several small towns in
genuine t desperado style by Bill
Cook, supported by a strong1 and
(desperate company of eight or ten fol
lowers. Fonr men rode into the town
of Watova early in the evening', mark
ing their approach by a promiscuous
discharge of firearms. The ban
dits terrorized the inhabitants,
most of whom sought safe
ty in their homes behind barri
caded doors. The outlaws visited
every store in the village and drove
the merchants away. They took from
the stores all the money they could
find and everything else they wanted.
The Watova post office was robbed of
about SCO in cash and S"5 in stamps.
Pillaged Another Town.
From Watova the gang rode on to
Tala, 10 miles away, where they re-
ARMORY OF FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY, I. N. G., CHICAGO.
First built In 1SS9-93 ot a cost of 3i5 000. with an additional $100,000 spent In furrjishiDirs.
Pestroved fire April 24. 1333. an 1 rebuilt srul Just completed on practically the same plana
Tho building is IT5xlM feet, inside measurement, and 90 feet high, Itisbutltof brown irranite
and rod pressed brick, the musive granite wall, ten feet thick, extending upward wituout a
break, excepting the larpe door war on Michigan avenue, to a height or fortv-rive feet. The
main drill lloor covers the entite building space, all of the rooms being on four balconies sus-
Ijcnded from the roof. The basement contains twelve rifle ranges, twelve bathrooms, eight
owlin2 alleys, an arsenal, and heating and lighting plant. The building is lighted In the day
time by an Immense skylight, and nt night by innumerable pas and electric lights. It was for
cibly opened on Tuesday. October 9. by a grand military bali. at which distinguished civil and
military guests from all parts of the country were present.
peated their depredations. Tkey rode
into town and proceeded to rob stores
right and left. Every store in the
place was visited and the proprietors
-compelled at the point of revolvers and
Winchesters to turn over their cash.
Kscape of a Train.
The post office was robbed last, and
-while the scoundrels were plundering
it the east-bound passenger train
spulled in, but Jid not stop long when
ithe trainmen were told that the Cook
gang was holding up the town and
would probably attempt to rob the
J rain. Talala is near Claremore and
bout 40 miles west of Correta. The
bandits did not tarry long after the
train pulled out. They galloped out of
town, discharging their Winchesters.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25. The
Cook band of outlaws continues to
commit depredations in the Indian
territory. A station 12 miles south
west of Wagoner on the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas road was held up and
robbed in broad daylight Tuesday.
This information was brought to the
city Wednesday by Col. D. K. Nelson,
who came through the territory en
route to his home at Knoxville, Tenn.
lie reports that the Cook gang has di
vided into squads of four men and
they are robbing stations and
travelers right and left Tuesday
afternoon, he says, one squad
rode into the Missouri, Kansas &,
Texas station 13 miles from Wagoner
nd held up the agent, taking money,
jewelry and supplies. The robbers
were unmasked and took their time in
getting out of the place after commit- t
ting the robbery. A few miles
from the station they met a j
drummer riding in a buggy. He
was halted and at the point of Win
chesters compelled to give up S350
which he had just collected for his
house. Col. Nelson says that a part of
Cook's gang were seen in Fort Gibson
Tuesday morning. They were mak
ing no efforts to evade the officers.
Troops for the Territory.
Washington, Oct. 25. Secretary
Hoke Smith has requested the secre
targ of war to send troops ' to the In
dian territory to suppress the lawless
band, which have been operating
there and in the adjacent country.
Accompanying the request was the
communication Secretary Smith re
ceived from the Indian territory, de
tailing the deplorable condition of af
Commissioner Browning, in a letter
accompanying the secretary's, suggests
that a troop of cavalry be sent into the
Indian territory to assist Agent Wis
dom in preserving the peace. .It is ex
pected that the troops would then be
used to hunt down and drive out the
marauders who are harrassing the
These communications reached Act
ing Secretary Doe at the war depart
ment Tuesday afternoon and after
reading them carefully he referred
them to Gen. Schofield, commanding
the army. Gen. Schofield looked into
the matter and then returned
the papers to the acting sec
retary with a suggestion that the
rcouest for the aid of troops be
inniurolr considered with a view to as
eertaining the legality of the proposed
Banker and Business-Men Aroused.
St. Louis, Oct. 25. Bankers and
business-men living in the towns in the
Indian territory, as well as those liv
ing outside the territory but doing
business with territory firms, are
greatly worked up over the condition
of affairs which has made it nec
essary for the Pacific Express
company to refuse money shipments
either into or out of the ter
ritory. In the opinion of Superin
tendent Chase, of the Pacific Express
company, there is but one way to stop
this lawlessness, that is to make a
state out of the Indian territory. A
war of extermination such as Gov.
Crittenden waged against the James
gang in Missouri is what is needed.
This can only properly be done by ad
mitting the territory to statehood.
SWEPT BY FLAMES.
Prairie Fires Race In Five Nebraska
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 27. The most de
structive prairie fires in the history of
the state are now raging in Cherry,
Thomas, Grant, Hooker and Sheridan
counties. They first started in Thomas
county, in the Snake creek valley
Tuesday, and after once getting under
headway, fanned by a stiff breeze, trav
eled westward into Charry and Hooker
counties with a speed and ferocity that
was startling in the extreme. In these
counties hundreds of thousands of
heads of cattle have been grazing,
they ha ving been sent here from the
southern portion of the state where
the drought was felt most heavily, the
grass in this section being fair, and it
is thought the most of them are burned,
as they were in the direct path of the
Near Mullen on the ranch of L. E.
Lasher, four lives are reported lost, in
cluding Lasher himself, and several
thousands of tons of hay are burned.
At Whitman and flj'annis several hun
dred head of stock perished and a con
siderable quantity of hay burned.
SHORN OF IIS TERROR.
Diphtheria to Be Cured by Inoculation
Washington-. Oct. 27. The new treat
ment by inoculation for diphtheria and
croup, us practiced in France, is the
subject of a special report to the
state department by United States
Consul C. W. Chancellor, at
Havre. He says that by this
method of treatment only one out of
four diphtheritic patients succumb,
whereas the figure is double for other
methods of treatment heretofore ap
plied. Consequently the consul, who is
a Baltimore physician of repute, says
that it would seem very desirable
that the anti-diphtheritic serum
should be introduced find come into
general use at the earliest period prac
ticable in America, where many thou
sands of children and numerous phy
sicians, students and nurses die an
nually from diphtheria and croup.
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
A Woman and Her Former Lover Accused
or Poisoning Her Husband.
Parkkrsburg, W. Va., Oct 27.
James Drummond, a land-owner and
stock raiser, who 'resides near Eliza
beth, died here with every symp
tom of poison. Mrs. Drummond,
who was a widow before she
married Drummond last August,
and a young man named Hamrick, a
former lover of the woman, were ar
rested on warrants charging them
with poisoning the woman's husband.
Drummond had objected to Hamrick's
attention to his wife, but they con
tinued to meet until the husband put
a stop to it, when it -is believed they
gave him poison to get rid of him.
TEN TRAINMEN KILLED.
Collision Between Freight Trains In Russia
Twenty-Two Car Demolished.
St. Petersburg, Oct 27. Two freight
trains collided near the Przybitkowo
station, on the Kosloff Woronesh rail
road. Iwenty-two cars were demol
ished, ten trainmen were killed and a
quantity of benzine was exploded.
Lemo;nc Institute Burned.
Memphis, Tenn., Oct 20.- The main
building of the Lemoyne institute for
young colored men and women was
destroyed by fire Tuesday night Le
moyne institute was established in
1871 by the American Missionary asso
ciation, and was ndined in honor of
Francis Julius Lemoyne, the famous
Pennsylvania abolitionist, who gave
525,000 to found the school.
The Situation In the Commercial World
New York, Oct 27. R. G. Dun fc
Cc's weekly review of trade says:
"Engrossing political excitement In many of
the mates causes a natural slackening In some
kinds of business. But on the whole business
Indications are rather more favorable than
they were a week ago. Gold exports have
ceased, quite a number of mills have gone
into operation, aad the demand for products. U
not equal to that of prosperous years, is bet
ter than It has been most of the time this
year. The prices of farm products do not im
prove much, and there are still some strikes
to resist reduction of wages, so that the
purchasing power of the people cannot
have materially increased. but there
la a more hopeful spirit which
prompts greater activity. On the other hand,
the record of past transactions is somewhat
less favorable than of late. Payments through
the principal clearing houses throughout the
country show a decrease ot 1.2 per cent, com
pared with last year, and a decrease of 21.9 per
cent, compared with the same week in lws, the
decrease for four weeks being 29.8 per cent.
"Cotton has sold at 6.81 cents for middling
uplands, and the large receipts at such low
prices Indicate clearly that the crop will at
least be close to the largest. If not the largest
ever produced. The anticipated settlement
of difficulties at Foil Klver has not been real
ized, and at present a good many spiudles and
looms are Idle. It is Interesting that, in spite
of the low price of the principal southern crop,
manufacturers and wholesale dealers report
rather more improvement in trade with the
south than with uny other section.
"The wheat market is a quarter lower, and
nothing appears to justify any important
change. Corn Is higher, without any very
clear reason, and it is noteworthy that at the
same time pork is 75c lower lard, 35c per ItAJ
pounds, and hogs 40c lower. The contrast in
dicates how little the provision market de
pends at present on natural relations of sup
ply and demand.
"Industrial accounts are on the whole en
couraging. The boot and shoe industry leads
in improvement, actual shipments from the
east being larger than in any previous year.
The demand for wool is not as large as It has
been. Prices were put down before the new
tariff took effect, so that results of foreign
competition are felt mainly In reduced galea
of some domestic wools. Almost nothing is
doing In spring woolens for men's wear, but
manufacturers are more encouraged to believe
that, as to a large share of the cheaper goods,
they can meet any prices that foreign mills
"It is still, as it has been for some months,
a very encouraging tact that the volume of
commercial failures is siaalL Reports for the
three weeks of October cover liabilities of
only 5.639.7-11. of which fc.'.ft.'g.en were of manu
facturing and t-J.0o7.60T of trading concerns.
The failures for the week were 231 in the
United States, against 362 last year and 52 in
Canada, against 41 last year."
"Merchants interviewed in various portions
of the country report in some instances the
condition of business as not having realized
anticipations and at other points that the re
cent briuht outlook for trade is modified.
Such advices are based in part on the practical
conclusion of the fall trade and delays In de
mand for holiday goods. General trade con
tinues checked throughout some portions of
the regions supplied by Kansas City. St. Louis.
Omaha. Minneapolis and St. Paul, due to un
seasonably warm weather."
THE NEBRASKA FIRES.
They Are Still Itaginc, and Much Damage
Is Heine Done.
Gorih Neb., Oct 27. The prairie
fires now sweeping over the sand hills
in this vicinity are doing much dam
age. The flames are traveling with
almost lightning rapidity, and are
consuming everything in their
tracks. Thursday night the fire was
driven by the wind through
the central portion of Sheri-
dan and Cherry counties. In the
track of the flames were the
big Osborn and Spade ranches and a
number of smaller ones. In the morn
ing not a vestige of these ranches re
mained except the bare and scorched
ground. At noon the fire was reported
to have reached Pullman and the
whole country in that neighborhood is
a raging furnace. It is not known
vhether any lives were lost Friday,
but thousands of cattle have perished.
People in the track of the fire are flee
ing for their lives, leaving all their
property to the mercy of the flames.
At Hemingford, John Bliss, one of
the men badly burned while fighting
the fire, is reported as dead, and others
of the victims dying.
So far the flames have traversed a
stretch of country over 200 miles in
length and several miles wide. The
last report is from Ilecla where con
siderable damage was done. At this
place the wind turned south driving
the flames to as yet an unvisited coun
try. THREE KILLED.
Desperate Ilattle He t wren Tennessee
Whiteeaps and Their Foes.
K.N'oxvir.i.E, Tenn., Oct 27. For two
years there has existed in Sevier coun
ty a large organization of white caps.
They have committed outrages on de
fenseless citizens especially women.
Some weeks ago another gang was or
ganized in opposition which is known
as bluebills. It is said to be composed
of a better element of citizens and was
organized for the purpose of wiping
out white caps.
Thursday night a body of white
caps numbering twenty-five or thirty
started out to whip a man who lives
b miles from Sevierville. It happened
that this man was a blucbill and he
hastily summoned his gang together.
About twenty of them went to a bluff
on Pigeon river and secreted them
selves in a dense thicket of laurel.
Shortly before midnight they heard
the approach of white caps who
were passing up the road in
the jolliest humor discussing plans
for their midnight work. As they ap
proached the thicket bluebills opened
fire with Winchesters and a pitched
battle raged for several minutes.
Two white caps, Laban Latham and
John Kibble, were killed and several
others wounded. . The bluebills lost
one man, Klithnan Allen, a prominent
farmer. Two or three others of their
clique were badly wounded.
AN TNNOCENT SLAIN.
Neighbors Quarrel, and During the Melee
a e-Year-Old Boy Is Killed.
Coi-umiius, O., Oct 27. Patrick
Dougherty, aged 6 years, was shot acid
instantly killed Friday evening, re
ceiving in his breast the full discharge
of a double-barrelled shotgun, which
his father, John Dougherty, had secured
to defend himself from George Carley, a
neighbor with whom he was quarrel
ing. Carley had a revolver and was
out in front of his house looking for
Dougherty, and the latter was stand
ing in his doorway. He claims the
gun was accidentally discharged.
Both men are under arrest
MONUMENT TO M'CLELLAN.
L'nvelllng- Ceremonlea at Philadelphia, Pa.
Oration by Geo, Franklin.
Philadelphia, Oct 26. The cere
monies at the unveiling of the Mc
Clellan statue were opened by prayer
by Rev. Dr. McCook. Gen. Smith then
made an address, referring to the dead
general as the creator of the army
of the Potomac. A poem written
for the occasion by Dr. S. W. Mitchell
was read. As the flags fell from the
statue of m'cxellax.
statue a salute of seventeen guns was
fired by battery A of the national
guard of Pennsylvania and the First
regiment band plaj-ed "Hail to
the Chief." The programme was
then resumed with orations by
Gen. William H. Franklin, of Hart
ford, Conn., Gov. Pattison and others.
The statue is 23 feet 9 inches from the
ground to the top of the hat. The
casting, after a model by Sculptor S.
J. Elliott, of Washington, D. C, shows
the general in full field uniform.
BADLY SHAKEN UP.
Earthquake Felt on ltoth Sida the Pa
London, Oct. 25. Advices from Tokio
to the Central News state that the
town of Sakaite in the province of
Akita was visited by a violent earth
quake Monday eveniug and almost en
tirely destro3'ed. Many of the resi
dents of the town were killed and a
large number injured.
San Francisco, Oct. 25. Dispatches
received in this city Tuesday evening
show that southern California was
shaken by several earthquake shocks
shortly after 3 o'clock Tuesday after
noon. At Los Angeles they were light
and scarcely noticed, but at Oceanside,
Santa Ana. San Diego and other places
the troubles were more severe and
drove people from the large buildings
into the streets. Windows were
broken and clocks stopped at San
Diego, and a telephone message re
ceived there from Campo, a small
town on the Mexican border 55 miles
east, sp.ys the shocks were very
severe, but the damage was not
serious. Seismic disturbances were
heaviest at San Juan Capistrano,
where, besides the breaking of win
dows, crockery of all descriptions was
shattered in many houses, and the old
mission bells tolled in low tones. The
vibration were from northeast to
southwest, and each shock was of
about a minute's duration.
ltlryele Records Uroken at ItufTalo and
ErrFAi-o. N. Y., Oct. 25. John S.
Johnson on Wed nesday afternoon rode
a mile in the unparalleled time of
1:35 2-5, almost fourteen seconds faster
than any single rider lias ever covered
the distance in the world; six seconds
faster than any tandem has ever
traveled the distance, and one-tenth
second faster than the world's record
for running horses 1:353, made by
Salvator on a straight track at Mon
mouth Park, N. J., August 23, 1S90.
St. Loris, Oct 26. The cycling rec
ord for 100 miles, paced, formerly held
by Frank Redway, of Canada, 5 hours
1 minute, 12 2-5 seconds, was beaten
on the Fair Grounds track here
Wednesday afternoon by Bert Hard
ing, who went in 4 hours, 37 minutes,
50 4-5 seconds. G. A. Maxwell beat
Johnson's 8-mile record, 7 minutes, 15
seconds, going the distance in 7 min
utes, 5 3-5 seconds.
NO PENALTY FOR REPEATING.
Discovery That All Laws for Punishing
Itepeaters Have lirrn Krpealed.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 27. Accord
ing to a decision by Assistant United
States District Attorney Draffen, ren
dered Thursday afternoon, vote repeat
ing at the November election can go
on uninterrupted ad infinitum without
the slightest danger of prosecution of
offenders by the United States author
ities. Mr. Draffen says that after care
ful investigation and research bearing
on the elections he is unable to find
anything in the statutes authorizing
the United States to punish persons for
fraudulent registration, except section
6.513 of the revised statutes, known as
the crimes act, and he finds that this
section lias been repealed.
ARE AFRAID OF SMALLPOX.
More Than 5,000 Kesldents of Washing
ton Are Vaccinated.
Washington. Oct 27. There Is a
bad smallpox sjare in Washington.
The disease seems to have started in
the family of a clerk in the pension of
fice. Already there have been two
deaths and six cases attributed to the
Washington, Oct 27. Up to noon
there were no new cases of smallpox
reported here. The health authorities
are using their utmost endeavors to
prevent an epidemic. The news of the
spread of the disease has caused con
siderable alarm and it is estimated
that over 5,000 people have been -vaccinated.
Opium Smugglers Sentenced.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 27. Joseph Rog
ers was given eighteen months and his
brother, Stephen Rogers, fifteen
months in the Kings county (N. Y.)
penitentiary in the United States
court for smuggling opium.
FEASTED ON THE FREE LUNCH.
The Man from Alabama Enjoyed the Dain
ties of a Saloon and Wanted to Die.
A party of boys playing near the cor
ner of Twelfth and Canal streets ran
excitedly to a policeman and told him
that they had found a dying man in a
lumber yard near by. The oflicejr has
tened to the place pointed out to hinx,
and there he came upon an old fellow
lying on his back, groaning. He ap
peared to be suffering greatly; he was
rolling his eys, and wholly regardless
of any possible punishment that might
be waiting for hiniin the eternity which
he was unquestionably approaching, he
would bellow a blasphemous maledic
tion upon all life and all causes that
lead to death.
"Go on away from here now," he com
manded, raising up and "walling'' hla
eyes at the officer.
"What's the trouble with you?" the
"None of your business. Goon away
from here, I tell you. And I want 3'ou,
to drive them there boys away and not
let 'em stand a gazin' and a ga pin' at
"I guess a little too much whisky is
about all that's the matter with you."
"Ain't touched a drop of licker.
Wish I had wish I had luck enough to
kill me. Go on away now and let me
"You are all right. You are not go
ing to die."
"Look here," he said, propping him
self against a pile of lumber, "I reckon
I know my business better than you
do. I didn't come all the way from
old Alabama for yon to tell me what I
am goin' to do. Reckon I know my
"You say you are from Alabama?"'
"Yes; fotch a car-load of calves up
here, and dinged if I. hain't found that
I am the biggest caif among the whole
"Well, you'd better tell me some
thing about yourself, so that word
may le sent to your people in case yoa
"Never mind about my people. A
man that's as big a fool as I am ought
to go away off somewhere and die and
not let his folks know anything about
"I don't know whether to call a
patrol wagon or not," said the officer,
laughing, but with a severe look com
manding the bo3s to cease their merri
ment "Don't call nothin. Jest go on away
from here and let me die alone. I tell
you that as big a fool as I am don't de
serve no sympathy at all."
"What have you done?"
The old fellow eased his position
and thus answered: "I told you that
t fotch some calves np here fiom Ala
oam. Well, after I sold 'em I put the
money in a letter and sent it home,
afraid that these sharp fellers here
might git the best of me, and then I
started out to see if I couldn't git
t'ae best of somebody myself, knowin'
that as I had no money to speak of I
was on the safe side. Well, I went
along down the street, and feelin pretty
hungry as I hadn't eat much to amount
to anything since I left home, I stepped
into a place and set down at a table. I
never did see as much stuff piled on a
table. There was a great bowl of mar
malade in the center of the table, and
in it was a ladle: there was big bowl of
beets, a peck of butter in little cakes,
pickles by the jar, and great piles of
bread. After I had looked at the lay
out I naturally concluded that it would
take a small fortune to eat there, and I
was about to get up, when the thought
struck me that this might be a good
chance to get ahead of the feller that
run the house thought I would order
about ten cents worth of something
and then stuff myself while he wasn't
looking. Well, that's exactly what
I did. I dipped into the marmalade,
gouged out a handful of pickels, dived
into the beets and pitched into the
butter, dobbin' on a whole gob at a
time. Yes, sir; I'd glance around at
the feller, and whenever I'd see that he
wasn't lookiu' I'd dive in again. I was
determined that for once a man from
my section of country should get ahead
of a Chicago man. I never did stuff so
eat till I could hardly breathe, and
was about to get up and sneak out
when the feller that I thought I had
been foolin' came along and told me to
eat all I wanted to said that I was
welcome to everything in sight. Well.
I got up after several attempts and
staggered out. I wandered around till
I iound itself here, and I have laid
down here to die. I don't deserve any
attention. I'm such a blamed fool, and
I want you to g- on away and let me
alone. Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Itnylns Apples in Maine.
"The apple buyers have to be fellows
who can see through a millstone." says
one of the Maine fraternity. "We do
not often get taken in, for there's a
sort of mental telegraphy that tells us
when to investigate, and that's what I
mean by 'seeing through a millstone.'
I was taken in once, though, by a man
who brought seventeen barrels a dozen
miles, and looked me calmly in the eyes
as he assured me quietly they were all
Al in size and quality. I looked one
barrel all through, and as they were
all right, ray mental alarm bell re
mained quiet. So I paid him a first
class price and he went off with his
money. In less than ten minutes, hav
ing occasion to move one of the other
barrels, a loose heading dropped out
and the contents rolled upon the floor,
displaying as mean a deaconing as it
was ever my lot to see. There -Here
good apples at the ends, but the middle
part was good for nothing. I examined
the other barrels and found every one,
except that I looked through at first, a
rank fraud. I went for the seller be
fore he had time to leave town and
made him pay back the money and take
his apple v home with him. You can
bet I notified all the other buyers in
that part of Maine, and now that man
can't sell a pei-k of potatoes without it
being well looked over beforehand."
Wa; Young Spendley is trying
hard to raise the wind.
Botcher What for?
Wade Same old thing. Wants to
Mow l.imself. Puck,
SCHCCL AND CHURCH.
The church of England is to nava
a college at Jerusalem. Bishop IJlyth
has received the firman from Constan
tinople sanctioning the erection of the
The Congregational Home Mission
ary society reports receipts for five
months of 5175,406, an advance of near
ly $50,000 on tho receipts for the corre
sponding period of last 3"ear.
. It is proposed to use St. Saviour's
church, in Southwark, which is second,
only to Westminster abbey as a speci
men of pure early English architecture,
as the procathedral for south London.
The Swedish parliament has shown
its interest in religious influences for
Swedish sailors b3 an appropriation of
10,000 crowns for church work among
those who are gathered! in foreign har
bors. A church in Vermont recently ad
vertised for a minister, and, besides
stipulating that he should be 3-oung,
married and interested in social and
church club work, insisted that he must
be a republican.
A meeting was recently held in
Westphalia for the purpose of organ
izing Christian workmen, both Prot
estant and Catholic, into trades unions
in order to counterbalance the effect o'
the social ist unions.
A medical school for womeT: is to be
established by the Russian government
at St Petersburg, through the efforts,
it is said, of Prince Wolkowski, who
represented the government in matters
o education at the Chicago exposition.
The fifteenth annual report of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary society of
the Methodist 1'rotestant church is
highly creditable to that society. The
treasurer's report shows an income of
3,628.20 and disbursements of S3.5-i4.43.
The First Baptist church of Port
land, Ore., has recently dedicated a
house of worship which cost 8175,000.
It will seat 2,000 persons. The Congre
gationalists are erecting in the same
city a church which will cost over 100,
000. Prof. Todd, of Amherst college,
who has for some -ears been an enthu
siastic student of eclipses and of the
sun's corona, is perfecting plans for his
expedition to Japan in 1S9G, where an
important eclipse of the sun will be.
visible on August 9 of that year.
The increase in thenuinberof med
ical missionaries in all lands is signifi
cant. In lt49 the3 numbered thirty
nine; in 1S94 they are fonr hundred, ot
whom eighty are lady doctors. Dur
ing 1893 not fewer than one hundred
and sixty applied to the International
Medical Missionary institute. New
York, to be received to prepare for the
came service. Ram's Horn.
The great organ which stood in
Festival hall, has been purchased and
presented to the University of Michi
gan by friends and graduates of the
institution. It is now being set up in
University hall, which has a seating
capacity pf about 3,500. The instru
ment contains 3.901 pipes, and while
ranking fourth in size among thelarge
organs of the United States, it stands
first in completeness and perfection of
Life is not a mean succession of
idle triviality. Man is not a mere crea
ture of appetite and passion. God has
lifted the world and man into the
sweep of h!s great thought. The world
he is remaking glorious. You and me
he will recreate divine. It rests with
us to place ourselves in the line of re
demption. Look up that you may be
lifted up. Your Saviour, your destiny,
your guiding star, are not beneath, but
above. Then let 3-ours be the upward
look and the onward effort! Berry.
A school of sociology has been es
tablished at Hartford. Conn., tinder the
auspices of the Society of Education
Extension. The curriculum covers three
years. Seventeen names of instructors
are already given and others are to
be announced. The school is to be
open to men and women. For regular
students a college diploma or its equiva
lent is required. Non-graduates can
take the entire course, but will not be
admitted to matriculation. The terms
area matriculation fee. two dollars.,
tuition for the full coarse of the jear,
Hoir These Splendid Dranirht Animals
Were First Produced.
The Clydesdales, perhaps the horses
most highlt'-esteenied hy farmers, es
pecially in the hilly countries, are
bred in districts bordering on the
Cl3'de. and owe their origin to one of
the dukes of Hamilton, who crossed
some of his best Lanark mares with
stallions he imported from Flanders
TlJs breed is conspicuous for its high
coarage, activity and endurance. Sev
eral 3-ears ago the late Gen. Peel told
me how successful he had been in mat
ing his thoroughbred Toxophylite with
"When 3-ou use," said he, a "thor
oughbred for draught mares, always
use the biggest and best 3-011 have, and
you will be sure to produce draught
horses second to none. Horses good as
Stock well are not too good for Clydes
dales. What I have bred will go on
their knees to move the heaviest loads.
They won't be beaten."-
This fact proves how beneficially a.
good cross of fresh blood operates, and
particularly so when the new blood is
obtained from the thoroughbred not
from inferior specimens of this breed,
but from the very best from "horses
as good as Stockwell." The Clydesdale
differs from the Shire horse in that it
has a long, low back, short, flat ribs,
good, hard legs, and long pasterns,
which would seem to have been de
rived from a cross with a half-bred o
thorough-bred horse. This certainty
is not a desirable conformation, and
Dur Scottish brothers have for several
years past inoculated this breed by the
Introduction of the best Shire blood,
both male and female, which has re
sulted in the production of animals
with shorter and stronger pasterns.
This breed is much in request in this
country, and the best sp.icin.ens are
readily sold to American. at high fig
ures. Nineteenth ' 'UV.
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