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HEMP FOE, ALDERMEN
ATTEMPT TO MOB DENVER CITY
A Very Exciting; Session, With Police on
Hand to Preserve the Peace A Rope
In the Conncll Chamber and Open
Threats to Banc; Traitorous Members
Police Gnard the Homes of the
Threatened Men The Obnoxious Ordi
nance Is Finally Passed.
Excitement In Dearer.
Dkxver, CoL, June 29. The fight
for an independent water service or a
reduction of the prices exacted for the
present service which was made an is
sue of the spring- election culminated
last evening. For eight hours the
aldermen sat in the council chamber
In front of an indignant multitude of
citizens who threatened them with
lynching if thej carried out the plan
contemplated for the passage of the
ordinance. A force of fifty policemen
and a score of city detectives were in
the room and they were expected to
interpose if it came to the worst.
A rope was shown by the crowd and
Its use was called for when Alderman
Emery changed his vote from the side
of the taxpayers to that of the water
companj- on an ordinance submitted b3
an alderman said to be in the water
company's pay. There was a rush to
the rail between the crowd and the
aldermen, but one of the citizens rep
resentatives in the meeting jumped on
a chair and begged the crowd to let
the proceedings go on in an orderly
manner. The crowd hooted and for a
time there seemed no possibility of
holding the crowd back.
Alderman Leet, of the minority, then
addressed the crowd, assuring them
that it would be impossible for the
aldermen to pass the ordinance at the
meeting so that it would be effective
and told them that it would have to go
to the board of supervisors and then to
the mayor before it would become a
Alderman Ames next addressed the
crowd and said that they had his word
that the water bill would not receive
Emery's vote when it came to final
passage. Ames guaranteed that his
words were not for the purpose of mis
leading any one, for he felt as seriously
for the welfare of the city as any one
In the lobby. The address appealed
to the advancing force, and as his re
marks reached the outer circle there
was a pause.
Some one demanded when the alder
men would settle it and the answer
came that there would be another ses
sion before anything definite should
The rebellious element began to melt
away and the council was permitted
to go ahead with the transaction of
Just before adjourning, however, the
council passed the obnoxious ordi
nance. Almost the entire police force of
J3enver was employed in guarding the
houses of the eight aldermen who
voted for the ordinance, but no overt
acts were committed.
The ordinance granted a reduction of
only 15 per cent on the schedule of
water rates now in force, with a clause
which makes the rates thus fixed a
burden on the people for fifteen years.
Besides, it is claimed that the reduc
tion of 15 per cent is not half what the
public is entitled to under the com
pany's contract, which calls for a re
duction this year to the average of the
rates charged in Chicago, St. Louis and
Head of a Murderer Severed by the
Rope When the Drop Fell.
Columbus, Ohio, June 29. Michael
McDonough, the Kenton wife mur
derer, was hanged at 12:03 yesterday
morning in the penitentiary annex.
The execution was a sickening one.
The rope cut deep into the neck when
the body dropped, severing the trachae
and jugular vein. The blood spurted
over Dr. Jones, one of the physicians,
who was standing under the scaffold,
then flowed in a torrent to the stone
floor of the room. Some of the spec
tators turned white and with difficulty
kept their nerve. The heartbeats
ceased in just 11 i minutes.
NOT AFRAID OF RUSSIA.
A Japanese Consul General Speaks Bravely
of His Country's Feelings.
New York, June 29. "I really don't
think war between Japan and Russia
Ls imminent,"' said Mr. Hashiguichi, the
Japanese consul general. "However,
Japan will not be bullied. If Russia
attemps to interfere with affairs
in Corea, Japan will insist upon
her rights. We are just begin
ning to recover from a rather exhaust
ing war and are in no hurry to get
into another quarrel, but I wish to say
emphatically that Japan is not afraid
of Ru.ssia. I will go so far as to assure
you that there are Japanese and they
are not carried away by enthusiasm
who would not be astonished to see a
Japanese army in St. Petersburg with
in the next two years."
Cleveland Steel Wares Advanced.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 29. The
Cleveland Steel company to-day posted
a notice to their employes that, owing
to increased business and better prices
for product, beginning Monday, the
present tonnage rates in the plate mill
furnaces would be advanced 10 per
cent. Common laborers also receive
an advance in wages. About 150 men
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Dixon may be matched to meet Plim
mer at Dallas.
J. II. Hodgman and wife of Garner,
Iowa, are under arrest for attempted
Maj'or Strong has fired ex-Congressman
-Amos Cuminings as subway com
missioner at New York.
Mgr. Satolli, commenting on the af
fairs of Jiishop J'onacum's diocese, said
they were ;u a very bad way.
Reports from three-fourths of the
military schools of the country show a
largely increased sit tendance
Over 90,000,000 Communicants In the
United States 143 Denominations.
Washington, June 29. The census
report covering the statistics of
churches, which has just come from
the press, contains some interesting
facta. It is an elaborate work of more
than 800 rages, with colored maps
showing the extent of the various or
ganized religious bodies in the various
There are 143 distinct denominations
in the -United States, besides indepen
dent churches and ' miscellaneous
congregations. The total communi
cants of all denominations is JO,512,8o6,
who belong to 165,177 organizations or
These congregations have 142,521
edifices, which have sittings for 43,564,
The value of all church property,
used exclusively for purposes of wor-
ship, is So79.630,l39. There are 111,036
regular ministers, not including lay
There are five bodies which have
more than 1,000,000 communicants and
I ten more than 500,000. The leading
1 denominations have communicants in
j round numbers as follows:
I Roman Catholic, 6,250,000; Metho-
dist, 4,o0S,00J; Baotist, i.723,000; Pres
i byterian, .1,230,332; Lutheran, 1,230,-
000; Protestant Episcopal, 540.0m).
I A study of the details of the statis
' tics develop some apparently strange
j results. Out of a total of 130,000 Jew-
ish communicants, the reformed ex
' ceed the orthodox by 15,(M.i0. There
are 13,500 Russian" orthodox. 100
! Greek orthodox and 10,850 Greek
: The Salvation army has 8,742 raem
; bers enrolled, and the Christian
j Scientists just IS less than that num
! ber. The denomination of Ethical Cul
ture has a membership of 1,0G4,
while the Altruist is able to show
but 25 followers. The members of the
Theosophical society aggregate 695. In
number of communicants and value of
church property New York leads and
Pennsylvania follows, but in the num
ber of organizations and church edi
fices, Pennsylvania is first and Ohio
The increase in the value of church
property since 1870 has been 5325,146,
558, or nearly 92 per cent, while the
number of churches has increased 42
per cent. The increase in number of
organizations is 126 per cent.
SIX FIREMEN KILLED.
They Meet Death While Fighting a Min
Minneapolis, Minn., June 29. The
most disastrous fire which ever visited
Minneapolis accomplished its work
last night. Within an hour after the
alarm rang in at 11 o'clock six firemen
paid the penalty of death for their
faithfulness in trying to save the
property of others. The dead are:
Joseph H at, truck No. 2.
Walter Kichaepsdx, hose No. 6.
Frank Kclaivt, limtenaat of hos9 company
John Horner, truck No. i
Hebt Thomas, In we No. 10. died on way to
L'liiiit'iitifiod new member of engine com
Iany No. 11.
beveral others were Eeriously in
jured, and it is thought that there
may be still more dead who have not
yet" been extricated from under the
ruins of the walls which fell and
crushed them. The seriously injured
so far as known are:
Ed Thielen, lieutenant of hook and
laider companj- No, 2.
t'aptain Cadwell. engine company
The property loss consisted of the
entire demolition of the building oc
cupied hy McDonald Bros., dealers in
erockery, china ware, glassware, silver
ware and gas fixtures. The building
was of four stories, brick walls and
wooden interior framework and was
well stocked. The fire originated in
the boxes and packing stored in the
rear of the building, and was beyond
the power of the fire department to
control. At a few minutes before mid
night the walls fell, one side wall fall
ing in and the other falling out into
the alley, where the firemen were at
work. The total loss will aggregate
over $00,000; insurance unknown.
Workmen Celebrate Over a Ratoe.
Milwaukee. "Wis., June 29. All ot
the employes of the E. P. Allis com
pany's works have received an advance
of 10 per cent in wages. The men
decorated the buildings with flags and
bunting in honor of the good news.
Fifty Chairmen for a Convention.
St. Charles, Mo., June 20. Earl R.
Britt, Mcretarvof the silver conference
held here last week, has received com
munications from the chairmen of fifty
Democratic county committees out of
a total of 114 in Missouri, all but two
of whom are in favor of calling a state
convention for the purpose of defining
the position of the Democratic party
on the silver question.
A Burglar Wounded and Caught.
Olattik, Kan., June 29. Isom Green
f Texas, colored, was brought to this
city this morning by the officers of
Edgerton, and committed to jail for
burglary. He was found at 4 o'clock
this morning in the store of M. S. Detor
by Mike Doran and when he tried to
escape was fired upon, the ball pene
trating his right leg just below the
A School Girl Kills Herself. .
Chicago, June 29. Minnie Lynch,
the 19-year-old daughter of a wealthy
saloon-keeper, committed suicide to
day because she had failed to pass the
final examination at the Town of Lake
High school. The girl declared that
her schoolmates and teachers were
prejudiced against her because her
father was a saloon-keeper.
Washington, June 29. Among the
appointments which are likely to be
made soon are those of United States
attorney and assistant attorney for the
Central judicial district in the Indian
territory. Among the indorsements
of ap-1 'cants for the position of assist
ant aro several in favor of A. Telle, a
nearly full blood Indian, a graduate of
Columbia university, in both the legal
and academic departments, who is said
: to be a young man of high character
and good legal ability. If, after fur
ther inquiry, it should appear that Mr.
j Telle w ould fill the position acceptably,
! it is likely that he will receive the ap
! pointment. I
DID NOT KILL SCOTT.
THE MEN CHARGED WITH HIS
Close of the Great Trial at Botte But a
Short Time Consumed by the Jnry In
Coming: to a Conclusion Manner In
Which the Lawyers Presented the Case
"The Accused Congratulated.
The Scott Murder Trial.
Bvttk, Neb., June 23. After delib
erating for one hour and ten minutes
the jury, on the first ballot, arrived at
the conclusion that George D. Mullihan,
Moses Elliott and Alfred R- Harris
were not guilty of the murder of Bar
rett Scott. The case has been an in
teresting one from the beginning, ow
ing to the fact that many and complex
issues were involved- other than the
guilt or innocence of the accused. The
legislature of the state took so much
interest in the prosecution as to bring
before it for consideration a bill which
was passed by both houses, but vetoed
by the governor, allowing the prosecu
tion in a criminal case to take a change
of venue to any other county in the
state. By resolution of both houses
the attorney general was instructed to
take charge of and prosecute the case.
After looking over the ground the
state's counsel decided to inflict upon
Boyd county the odium of having the
dastardly assassination committed
within its borders, owing to the fact
that the body of the murdered man
had been found on the north side of
the Niobrara river, about ten feet from
the Holt county line.
After a trial lasting more than two
weeks and costing the people 510,000
the case was completed today and the
murderers are still at large.
In spite of the heavy rain of last
night and the prospects for a continu
ous downpour today the court room
was crowded this morning to hear the
closing arguments. Attorney Har
rington spoke for two hours, reviewing
the evidence brought out by both sides.
Attorney General Churchill closed the
case, speaking about two hours.
The instructions of the court were
read to the jury after the noon recess
and were very lengthy and explicit.
In the matter of venire he instructed
the jury that it would be necessary to
find beyond a reasonable doubt that
Barrett Scott was hanged and came to
his death in Boyd county before they
could bring in a verdict of guilty as
charged. He also instructed them that
political parties and factions and sym
pathy for the friends or relatives of the
defendants or the murdered man should
not be weighed in arriving at a ver
dict. As soon as the baliff notified the
judge and the attorneys that the jury
had reached a verdict the court room
was filled to overflowing by the friends
of the accused and the people of the
city, as well as a host of farmers who
had come to town to hear the verdict.
The jury came in shortly after 4
o'clock and were asked by the judge if
they had decided upon a verdict. Each
man answered yes and as the foreman
handed up the verdict a stillness per
vaded the room. No indication could
be found in the faces of the jury what
their verdict was, but the defendants
and their attorneys did not seem to be
at all worried. When the court read
the verdict of not guilty Mrs. Mullihan
and Mrs. Elliott broke down and gave
vent to their overwrought feelings in a
burst of tears. The defendants were
visibly affected and received the con
gratulations of their friends, counsel,
court and jury evidently being thank
ful that the long trial was over.
A. R. U. Prosecutions to Stop.
Washington, June 28. Attorney
General Harmon has authorized the
United States district attorney at San
Francisco, CaL, to exercise his discre
tion in discontinuing prosecutions
against the American Railway union
men under indictmest in connection
with the strike during last winter and
spring. The number of men involved
Is about 140, and the district attorney
advises that all proceedings except
three be quashed.
Suicide of J. C. Getts.
Washington, Kan., June 28. J. C.
Getts, who conducted a lumber yard
here, committed suicide last evening
by shooting himself through the head
with a revolver.
Wants 830,000 and a Divorce.
Wichita, Kan., June 28. Rosa
Werner has commenced suit against
her husband, Emil Werner, for a di
vorce and S30,000 alimony. They have
been married for thirty years. Infe
licity is the cause. Werner is the sec
ond richest man in Wichita.
Parsons Joints All Closed.
Parsons, Kan.,June28.' A war of ex
termination has been commenced on
the whisky shops in this city by May
or Stevens and as a result there is not
a joint running
Blattox Sentenced to Death.
Wichita, Kan., June 28. Clyde
Mattox, convicted of the murder of
John Mullins at Oklahoma City, De
cember 12, 1880, was sentenced in the
federal court to be hanged in this city
Fridav. October 11. 1895.
The Rosebery Cabinet's Last Meeting.
London, June 28. Lord Roseberry's
cabinet held its final meeting in Down
ing street this forenoon with the ob
ject of arranging for the approaching
Simpson and Cockrell Together.
Warbensburo, Mo., June 28. Jerry
Simpson of Kansas and Senator F. M.
Cockrell will be the speakers at the
Fourth of July celebration at Pertle
Springs. Both will talk on free silver.
A Fortune In a Bklrt.
Fatztte, Mo., Jnne 28. In an old
skirt belonging to the late Mrs. Au
gusta Keller of Lexington, who died
at the home of her niece, Mrs. I.Keller,
here, Tuesday, members of the family
found late last evening 9,000 in green
backs. Salvationists to Camp.
Hutchinson, Kan., June 28. Begin
ning Saturday, J une 29, Hutchinson
will be the scene of a ten days' Salva
tion Army camp meeting at Riverside
park, with an auditorium capable of
seating 3,000 people.
BANDITS IN BUFFALO.
They Kidnap a Leading Lawyer foi 1
a Ransom. j
Buffalo, N. Y., June 28. Ootavius
0. Cottle, a prominent Buffalo lawyer, I
was found bound and gagged in the
cellar of a vacant house at Black
Rock this morning. He had been there
all night. The police are mystified.
Cottle said that Monday morning a
man drove to his house and told him
that a man on Chenango street desired
to make a real estate deal with him.
He was driven to an unoccupied cot
tage in Baynes street, where, on en
tering, he was seized by his guide and
another man and gagged and bound.
Money was demanded and under
threats he was compelled to write a
note to his wife saying that he was
under arrest in Fort Erie and asking
The man with the buggy drove back
to Cottle's house with the note and
delivered it to Mrs. Cottle, who called
upon her son for advice. The latter
went out to confer with the man who
Cottle was kept in bondage for two
days. He was handcuffed and a dog
collar put around his neck and chained
to a chair in the cellar. A pitcher of
water was put near so that by stooping
he could reach it and the enly food
given to him was a few crackers. Here
he remained while other efforts to ex
tort money were made. At length the
bandits feared perhaps that they would
be trapped and took him up to the
ground floor. There he was found.
Weather Bureau Expenses.
Washington, June 28. The expend
tures for the four years of the civilian
administration of the weather bureau
ending June 30, are estimated at
S3, 398,090, while the appropriations for
the same period were 53,622,953. The
expenditures for the present fiscal year
will aggregate SS3i,0u0, against total
appropriations of 5378,439. The aver
age annual expenses of the service for
ten years under the military organiza
tion was $924,661, and under the four
years of civil organization 3849,523.
Honduras Brought to Time.
Washington, June 28. As the result
of much vigorous urging by the state
department the government of Hon
duras has been brought at last to take
steps to punish the people who com
mitted the Renton murder. Yester
day a cablegram was received from
Mr. Pringle, United States charge
d'affalrs at Guatemala, stating that he
had received a telegram from the
Honduras minister of foreign affairs,
announcing that three of the persons
implicated in Renton's murder had
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Contracts have been let for building
two new revenue cutters.
Congressman Patterson is compiling
for congress all the addresses made by
presidents since Washington.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany has appealed its protest against
the new Indiana tax law to the supreme
Miss Carrie R. Scott got a S50.00C
judgment against Henry Edson Simms
at Galveston for breach of promise.
Funds have been secured for the
construction of the Gulf and Inter
state road in Texas. This company
is entirely distinct from the Kansas
road of the same name, which recently
went into a receiver's hands.
The diplomas for the commissioners
at the Chicago world's fair have been
prepared and will soon be distributed
through the state department.
The salaries of police commissioners
in Kansas cities have been fixed by the
state executive council at $360 a year,
with 8100 extra to the secretaries.
Mrs. Jeremiah Bobbins, aged 70, an
old settler of Vernon county, Mo., was
thrown out of a buggy while returning
home alone and was instantly killed.
Postmaster Arnold of Topeka, Kan.,
has received a latter from a young
woman school teacher of Quincy, 111.,
asking him to recommend to her a
middle aged man who wants a good
The Kansas delegates to the Atlanta
Cotton States exposition have organ
ized with A. E. Learnard of Lawrence,
as president; John Q. Royce of Phil
lipsburg, secretary, and Mrs. M. B.
Morgan of Cottonwood Falls, treas
urer. An exhibit will be made.
Closing- Exercises of the Tear at Haskell
Institute at Lawrence, Kan.
Lawrence, Kan., June 28. Seven
Indians, four boys and three girls,
graduated this morning from Haskell
institute, the great Indian school of
this city. Throughout the program
sons and daughters of red men exe
cuted piano solos and orchestral selec
tions gracefully and elegantly and
discoursed in a manner that would
have done credit to students of an
academy in the East.
The members of the class were:
Rose Dougherty, Shawnee; May Her
ron, Chippewa; Geneva Roberts,
Wichita; Eugene Means, Sioux; Gus
Brenninger, Chippewa; Robert Block,
Cheyenne; Deforest Antelope, Chey
enne. In addition Peter Lookaround,
'96, responded to an address to juniors
and N. B. Heir, who completed the
course last year, delivered an address
and received his diploma. The motto
of the class is "Great Principles in
Little Things," the colors, red and
white, are symbollic of the union of
the red and white races. A girl's cho
rus, a boy's chorus and a glee dub
J. W. Keinhart's New Position,
New York, June 28. The Chesa
peake and Eastern railroad, which is
being constructed across the valley of
Virginia, assumes great importance in
view of the development that its pres
ident is J. W. Reinhart, late president
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
Want a State Convention.
Clinton, Mo., June 28. Henry coun
ty is in line for free silver. The cen
tral committee met yesterday and
unanimously passed a resolution in fa
vor of holding a state eonvention.
A MYSTIFIED WOMAN.
The Wheels Wouldn't Go Round.
Everyone in the street stopped. Fven
a child could see that there was some
thing wrong. Every time the horse
started the sparks flew from where the
tire touched the 6tone. That is why
the lady got out. A crowd gathered
and gazed curiously while she examined
the horse, the harness, the vehicle and
the wheel that wouldn't go round. A
policeman came forward and suggested
that the horse was balky. A gentle
man who belonged to the Society with
the long name, said that the beast was
overworked, and should be unhar
nessed and rubbed down. Another man
advised her to back a bit and take a
new start. A fourth suggested that if
she would drive right on. sparks or no
sparks, the difficulty would remedy it
self; while still another insisted that
unless a new tire be put on the wheel,
the whole outfit would collapse. These
conflicting counsels increased the con
fusion of the distressed lady, but they
did not make the wheel go round.
Just then a carriage drove up, a gen
tleman got out and asked what was the
matter. One of the bystanders said it
was a brakedown, while each of eleven
others gave a different explanation as
to why the wheel wouldn't go round.
The stranger examined the turnout,
led the pony forward a 6tep, and as
the sparks began flying, remarked:
'Madam, your horse, harness, cart and
wheel are all right. The sparks that
the tire draws from the curbstones are
merely outward symptoms of the in
ward " ailment. The real difficulty is
not with the tire of the wheel, but
with its axle, or its 'box.' ". Just what
the man did next is not necessary to
state, but in less than ten minutes the
entire trouble was ended. He had re
moved the cause instead of temporizing
with the effect. As the lady drove on
rejoicing some one remarked: "How
few people in the world reason down
to the root of things, and at the same
time carry in their heads the 'know
how' that makes the wheels go round."
It is just this lack of reasoning down
to the root of things that is today caus
ing intense suffering to thousands of
men and women; and for this suffering,
to a great extent, man is to blame
Refined, educated, intelligent men,
who have spent eight or ten of the best
years of their lives in colleges, med
ical schools and hospitals, cling to the
false, childish theory of doctoring the
tire, as it were, instead of doctoring
the axle, or its "hot box." They direct
their attention to where they see the
sparks flying, instead of working upon
the hidden spot where the real trouble
lies. The consequence is they never
acquire the "know how," which ena
bles them to regulate the wheels of
When the sparks of pain fairly fly
from a woman's head, her back, her
limbs, or the most important and sens
itive organs of her body, it is as sense
less to resort to "local applications,"
pain cures, or stimulants, as it is to
grease the tire, whip the horse, or drive
on regardless of consequences. Those
people try to cure symptoms instead of
reasoning to the root of things and re
moving the cause of the disorder. The
result is physical patchwork and fail
ure instead of success.
A most conspicuous exception to this
rule is the man who, nearly thirty
years ago. proclaimed that he would
not make such mistakes, but would de
vote himself to reasoning to the root of
disease, and to the discovery of a new
principle for its treatment. Many
thousand letters of gratitude from for
mer patients in all parts of America,
have told this physieian that he has
been successful beyond even his own
expectations. This man is Dr. R. V.
Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., who has for
more than a quarter of a century been
the head of the most complete and suc
cessful Health Institute in America,
the Invalids Hotel and Surgical Insti
tute, and whose "Golden Medical Dis
covery," "Favorite Prescription," and
"Pleasant Pellets," have converted
thousands of men and women, in every
State of this Union and in many for
eign lands, from absolute misery to
physical vigor and happiness, and
whose People's Common Sense Medical
Adviser has had the greatest sale of
any medical work ever published
amounting to over 680,000 copies.
In his research and practice Dr.
Pierce proceeded on the common sense
firinciple that the blood could carry
ife or destruction to every part of the
body. That the liver was the "house
keeper" of the human system. That
when the liver becomes disordered the
blood is charged with poison which is
carried through the body and produces
snch ailments as consumption, heart
disease, scrofulous and bronchial disor
ders, as well as dropsy, rheumatism
and "female complaints.". His "Golden
Medical Discovery" acts especially upon
the liver and other excretory'organs. It
cleanses the blood, repairs, invigorates
and gives new life to the whole system.
The action of this "Discovery" is aided
in stubborn cases of costiveness by Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets, which also
embody an entirely new principle.
While there are not three cases of
these diseases in a hundred which.
Dr. Pierce's remedies will not relieve
or cure, it happens sometimes that
chronic and seriously complicated and
long neglected disorders require addi
tional home treatment. In all such
rare and exceptional cases Dr. Pierce
will, upon receiving particulars in
writing, send free of charge, such plain,
straightforward, confidential advice aB
will enable the sufferer to find relief
and cure if the case is curable. All
correspondence is treated in strict con
fidence When Dr. R. V.Pierce, of Buffalo,
Is. Y., published the first edition of his
work. The People's Common Sense Med
ical Adviser, he announced that after
680,000 copies hadbeen sold at the regu
lar price, S1.50 per copy, the profit on
which would repay him for the great
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pended in producing it, he would
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As thi3 number of copies has already
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common NO- 161. sense med
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lished the recipient only being re
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stamps to pay for postage and packing
only, and the book will be sent by
mail. It is a veritable medical
library, complete in one volume. It
contains over 1,000 pages and more
than 300 illustrations. The Free Edi
tion is precisely, the same as that sold
at SI-SO except only that the books are
bound in strong manilla paper covers
instead of cloth. Send now before all
are given away. They are going off
The Question Answered.
At the trial of on action for libel
brought by Dr. Levingston against the
San Francisco Civic Federation, Porter
Ashe, a friend of Levingston, and him
self an attorney, was called as a wit
ness. He testified regarding a certain
letter, ostensibly written by him alone;
he admitted, with apparent reluctance,
that he, Ashe, had assisted in prepar
ing it. When asked if others were con
cerned, his apparent reluctance to re
ply was so great that the plaintiff's at
torney objected. The defendant's attor
ney, scentjng some damaging admis
sion behind the unanswered question,
pressed the matter. For half an hour
the attorneys argued, and finally, after
a mighty war of words, the court de
cided that the question might be put.
So put it was. "Who," said the de
fendant's attorney, impressively, "was
the person present besides yourself and
Dr. Levingston?" To which the inge
nuous Mr. Ashe, who had sat in silence
throughout the legal battle, replied,
Beginning in the July number ot
Harper's Magazine, Mr. Poultney I.ige
low will relate the story of "The Ger
man Struggle for Liberty" during the
exciting period from 1800 to 1S15. The
first installment deals with the mili
tary murder of John Palm, the John
Brown of Nuremberg; describes with
appreciation the beautiful and admir
able Luise, the patriotic queen of Prus
sia; a chance meeting of Napoleon and
Hegel; the inaction of the Prussian
king and his aged generals on the eve
of a great battle; and the stampede of
the Prussian army from Jena. The
paper Is amply illustrated.
A Wise Dojr.
Stacy Mark's anecdote of the monej
finding dog, which he attributes to
Landseer, is a very prince among all
stories of the kind. The dog's master,
in the presence of a skeptical friend,
hid a 5 note in the hole of a tree when
the dog was paying him no attention.
"Go fetch." he said, some time after
ward, while returning by another roai,
without further explanation. The dog
trotted off, and it was a few hours be
fore he joined the two at home. As
there was no sign of a note the skepti
cal friend grew satirical. But the host
opened the dog's mouth and 5 sover
eigns were concealed under his tongue.
He had found the note, been to the
banker's and changed it for gold.
Bacteriology of the Sea.
Dr. B. Fischer, bacteriologist of the
1894 Plankton expedition, in his report
on the "Microbes of the Sea," says that
microbes capable of germination are
everywhere to be found in sea water
except at great depth. They are more
numerous in the Canary, Florida and
Labrador currents than they are in
either the Guinea or equatorial cur
rents. They were not detected with
certainty in the ooze of the ocean's bed,
but were abundant at all depths shal
lower than 1,300, and some were found
at a depth of 3,500 feet. Like the bac
teria of the different diseases, those of
the ocean are found in all shapes and
forms, the spiral predominating. Near
ly all were provided with hooks or
suckers, and one large family is re
ported as being phosphorescent.
The July Atlantic Monthly will con
tain the first of the promised historical
papers by John Fiske. The subject
treated in this issue will be the Eliza
bethan Sea-Kings. Such picturesque
characters as Raleigh, Drake and
others of their time, will become
doubly attractive when described by
so charming a writer as Mr. Fiske. The
Atlantic is for sale by all newsdealers,
or will be mailed, postpaid by the pub
lishers on receipt of price, 35 cents a
copy; 54.00 a year.
Pnff Balls Good to Eat.
Probably you have all noticed the
little white puff balls in spring, and
'shot off" the same in autumn, when
they are dry and full of dark powder.
This is one of our choicest eatable
mushrooms. One admirer says he cut
a slice from a giant puff ball, which
grew near his home, every day for a
week, and had so many fresh fritters.
If he had cut it all down the first day,
it would not have made nearly so many
delicious meals. One giant puff ball,
when young and creamy, well cooked,
will satisfy the appetite of twelve peo
ple. In olden times slices of this mush
room were used to bind up cuts, and
were said to insure their speedy heal
ing. In the days of flint and steel, be
fore matches were invented, the powder
of the dried puff ball was often used to
catch and hold the sparks. Another
strange use to which it w,as put was
to burn it before a beehive. The fumes
made the bees drowsy, and the honey
could be removed without difficulty.
.Seeds of the Mushroom.
The spores (seeds), composed of a
two-coated cell, are borne on the gills
or tubes under the cap. One plant oft
en produces 10,000,000 spores. To see
these tiny spores you must cut off the
top of a toad stool and lay it right side
up on a sheet of black paper. After a
few hours remove it carefully, and an
exact representation of its shape will
remain on the paper, formed by the
thousands of spores which have fallen
out. If the spores fall ou favorable
soil they germinate and send out great
numbers of tiny threads. These be
coming intertwined and woven togeth
er, cover the ground like the finest web
and this is known as the mucelium, or
"spawn." The threads absorb nour
ishment and carry it to the quickened
spore. Margaret W. Leighton in Sl
. A v oman 6tops eating when the is wor
ried : a man stops sleeping-.
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