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BOUGHT A WIFE.
the COMarnt'd on Conaidcratloe f a
e 10,000 puiK-v.
Id IS".':? Mr. Anna It. Zimmerman
tea a widow, living at Uutt'litUMOu,
Kan. Sho win chamiing, as all good
looking whlow lire, and alio was wle,
i.-i i'-ll K:ii:Mt women arc. Judge Al-tni-rfu
; illt-tt. of Kalis.-! City Kan.,
who, by the way, whs tin lir.-it Hull
rcMiiJ (.'oiiinilnHliii'fof Kaunas, lift the
willow, lovt'd her, aud wooed her. It
fPinn tlint the Judge knew bow 10 woo
I widow, for he woo her. Hut tile
widow knew u thing or two herself,
km) when win- h:iM "yet" It was r.ot an
unqualified drop-in-the-iimis 'yes," but
1 conditional "yen."
The condition was that the .ludge
ihould liiHUi-e hi life iu her favor for
fno.Oiio. The whiow did not Intend 10
tnke any chnncoH In the mutu r either.
If she whh to lioroine Mr. Gillcit tha
policy must lie taken out before the
marriage, so that she would be wurc
about It. Judge (;illett liurted tip nu
Insurance agent and took out the pol
lry, and three days later the widow
Zimmerman lxr:ime Mrs. Gillett. She
took charge of the policy ind that pol
Icy was kept paid up.
' Last year Judge Cillett died insolv
ent. One of hi creditor! whh t lie
American National Hank of Km-aH
City. The bunk sued the esime aiid
promptly nought an Injunction against
(he North west cm Life Insurance Com
pany to prevent the payment of 'he In
surance policy which had bought
Judge Gillett tt wife. Tin case was
heard before lodge Foster recently.
The Widow Glllett took the stnnd and
told the story of her 1uhIihm4 venture
when nbe was the Widow Zimi'ieriiian.
She said f-he had married Judge Gillctt
for the consideration of a '0,0(i In
surance joli-y, and she told how the
policy had !een written 'v-'foiv the
l.ianiane, ko tlmt there linht not be
the proverbial slip.
Judge Foster listened to the evid. nce,
and 11s it npiH'.ired that, Irid It not
hen for the policy, the nan.e of Zim
merman would not have licen evchil ne
ed for that of GUIctt, he decided that
the money called for by the policy was
never the property of .Ttldg' (illicit;
thai he paid that In advanci- for a wife
In point of fact, and he d-vded ni ta
or oi Mrs. Cilictt. The liisurinci
company promptly paid over the money
to Jtu'go Ilorton. Mrs. (idleUH tutor
nov. Kansas City Times.
"This is an outrage!" The druggist
strode angrily up and down behind
his counter, and as he gradually work'
ed hlmseff into a rage he ran his Ion?,
thlu fingers through his hair and storm
ed aud fumed like a wild animal.
"Whnt'H the mattery" inquired the
limn from next door, who ran In to
learn the cans; of the disturbance.
"Matter enough." died the druggist,
offering his neighbor a lD-eent cigar
- which cowt,?2.5q a hundred at whole
sale. "The unfounded ant liorl ties
came around here tills morning and put
. a water meter down In the cellar. Just
as If ft man with a store wasn't under
enough expense In these hard times.
I'm glad you came In, for 1 want some
advice tin to what I'd better do. I was
thinking of either writing a hopping
letter to the newspapers or else go
ing down to the Water Department
and laying them out cold, or If Imtii
these failed of the dcsVed result I
thought I would hunt up a lawyer and
make a test case of It."
"Take toy advice and do none of
these things," cautioned his neighbor.
"They will merely put you to more
trouble mid expense and do you no
"Hut what am I to do'" ijueried the
"(.J riu mid ls-ar It," returned his
friend. "A man making as much
money as you should lie able to stand
ti water blll. What docs It. amount to,
"'About $'J0 n year,' the Inspector
Raid." replied the druggist.
"Well, If you don't feel like paying
It the best thing for you to do Is to tell
them to shut yon off."
"Cut off the water!" almost shrieked
the drug;;lst. "Why, man, you mist
lx; crazy. Do you know what Hint
water Is worth to ine In my prescrip
tion department? Not a cent less than
$25 a day V
Tbo Tciwiior's Predicament,
There were tlireo morning glories on
the teacher's desk --n pink, a white,
and a purple one thsl together with a
pretty little cotton libliou of the kind
tised to fasten new handkerchiefs to
gether. The dowers were very fresh
and pretty, ami the teacher smiled a a
he lonkoil from them to II title I-ivm,
who stood near the desk. "Where did
you tet them, I'on?" he nsked, for
she knew that there was not mo much
as a seir of grans In the yard of
Leon's house. "I cllmlied over a fence
and stole them for you. Miss Hlank,"
said Leon, "Ami when I had picked
them I knocked on the window to the
hervaxit jjlrl and she gave mo the rib
bon 4 o tic them with." And what wa
Miss Hlank to nay?
The Japanese In their out-of-the-way
mountain resorts Indulge their passion
for bathing to 1111 Incredible extent. In
one place, where the water Is just
nbove blood heat, a man will stay In
practically for a whole month, taking
care, however, to place a heavy stone
ou bis knees to keep him from float Ing
or turning over In his sleep. The care
taker of this particular establishment,
a cheery old man of Home seventy sura
nicr, himself stays In the bath through
the whole whiter,
Italy's exporta for too first four
moot ha of wera 885,888,370 franca,
"wtalla her Imports were 879JM.130
franca. This la the flrat tlmo In twenty-six
yflara tbat tha exports tsMeded
Foray Moat TommenHable Portia
of the la'atid Pupalatlon.
How people live so thriftily In BT
m.Kia auu w im so utue rtlon. 1-
pad few have anything s'al to da
I'or a timsklerable time after the dla
fier hour It appears to le Immaterial in this city, Buffalo, New xorwasL
wliether busiiietm bous are open o; ; ii,g;0l)( Philadelphia and "Montr-.-a!, yes
"steamer day," excepted d j d d JftJ(1 L. Surbuck.
there Is plenty of tune for entertain. .
menu, regattas and music In tho publk
fwjuare by the imperial band. C'ommoi
!abirers get about ?1 a day, aud thi
best mechanics, such as carpenters and
ina.nis, not over (j shillings, or $1.5ii
'ef costs nearly a.s much as In Ne
York, and, strange to say, vegetablei
are but little cheaper, while buildingt
usel as leuements aredividetl Into sucl
mnall apartments as to return larg
rents. For all this, people of every cIilsi
and color dnKs well and seem to kicl
110 sulislaJithil eomfort. The publid
ScImmiIs are wholly surrendered to th
icolortsl population, whites preferrin
to patronise private institutions. There
fore, wlille there is no class antago
inlsm, there bi little direct eonimunicai
lion beyond the necessities of businesl
intercourse. Colored men as a rul
drive, the coaebes. sail the lioats, and
make the laboring force In all lines ol
Wlustry, whether in mechanics oi
agriculture. On the local KteuiitoaU
nil hands are colored captain, crew
'and engineers. -Kven the pilots to con
duct the big steamers Into port are ali
colored, and of acknowledged romp
teiii'y. Colored people have their owt
jiiiunii wlitice, but have a regular plnct
asabrneil them at other houses of wop
sliip. Kvhlcntly, so fur as color is con
leerntd, ail controversy lias ceased' li
Hermulu, each race treating the othei
'with respectful consideration. In ru
iconiniiinity are the ordinary courtesiei
ibsi-rveil with n more scrupulous ro
gnrd, e-.specially In the intercourse witl
visitors from abroad. The almost tola,
dlsapiteanince of the strictly negn
type of physiognomy is at once notice
able. Already all of the colored popu
latloii are Kuropeanlzlng -to some ex
tent, not only In features "hut Ui com
yiexlon, language' and !.'es. In fact
liot a few of the best looking, tnos1
.gcntd and prosperous among then
jure hardly dLstingulshahie from tin
Cancawinu race. It Is also to lie au
down In their favor that they are uul
Ifornily iiollte. always excepting tin
"Harbadocd nigger," wlio is prone to bi
There are few. If any. low-down nn(
diHi'eputable blacks. They are some
times ciUlisl lazy, but I think this U
said liy iHKiple who contrast the.ni witl
workers lu the northern Suites oi
America, wiih-li Is unfair. Nobodj
works in ltermil;i aa real workmen d
lu the States or In Europe. Compared
with the negro of our northern State!
the b'.ack Keniiiidian-s as a whole an
at least two generations aJiead. The
live iu clean , lUid - nice . Louses, Uiej
lrw JK-Htly, tlutlr churches and schooli
are well attended and luurestlJig, tliej
are not loungers and idlers and drunk
arL; and most of (lie hard work of tin
Mauds In sawing out blocks of lime
stoiK-, building houses, driving horsei
and a-sses, hiadtng and unloading ves
wis, piloting and sailing all sorts a
craft Into and alwut tlM harlwr, cult!
vatlng the onions, potatoes hju! lilies
boxing and barreling and shipping tin.
isame and acting as servants ou all oc
carious jiud everywhere except at tlii
.Inblea of a few hotels. Is done by In
.telligent, hninly, resfn-ctfiil ntwl com
'potent blacks. Hermuda 1s the whites
and cleanest place that I have seen It
any part of the world: lu streets ar.
Iwtter swept, its houses are Iwtter gar
nlshcd, its every detail Is white ant
bright and pure n soap anil lime nm
water and work can make It, and tin
credit vt this whiteness a.nd light li
due, in a large degree, to the tndtistrj
and honest hilxir of the black popula
tion, whom some writers call "Improvl
'dent and lazy." It Is a Yankee liliel up
on a rac
that have much to be pron(
of In tho position which they liavi
gained In two generations since the
'were ftuarvclpittcd frou; slavery. Xev
f'usliicaa Ninety-six Voura Ago.
Not only was the field of business on
tcrprlse thus restricted, but the trans
action of business within that field waj
slow and difficult. The merchant kep
his own books, or, as he would havi
wild, his own accounts, wrote all hit
letters with a quill, and when tliej
were written, let the Ink dry or sprin
kled It with sand. There were then m
cnvelois-s, no postage stamps, no letM
boxes In the street, no collection of tb
until. Tbe biter written, the paper wai
cnrefully folded, seali-d with wax or I
wafer, addressed and carried to tin
postolllce, where postage was prepaid
at rates which would now seem extor
tlonnte. To send n letter, which was l
Mingle sheet of paper, large or small
from Hostou to New York or I'hllndcl
phla cost IH',1) cents, and to Washing
ton 25 cents, and this at a time whet
the purchasing power of a cent win
Sflve tlmoM what It is nt present. To car
ry a letter from Philadelphia, then tin
cnpltnl of the United States, to Bostot
und bring buck an answer by returi
mnll would have consumed from twelvi
to eighteen days, according to tho sea
son of the year and the weather. At
Ilia Hrotherly Ixwe.
An apoll of brotherly love of Wlcb
Ita, KnJi., wont to Topeka to lecture
atal thta la th way he talked: "Why
If a hiire-braLned, allly, mimicking
foollnh, aWk, wcll-grodmed daocltif
man should waltz around a ballroon
with hi wife, I would hunt him up rht
Kelt morning and kick htm around tin
public aquare, If I conM do It If I
couldn't do It I wookl hire Uw blggea
darky In town to do It for me. It wouk
A drunkard's Idea of a smart man li
one who doesn't touch liquor.
BIG HUM liOEl VP.
K Wlllar a Co , Bankar. CI
lllh Liabilltla uf ai. 000,000.
Nw YokK, Sept. 10. Jamea K. Wil
tard Elmer and Jay Dwgin.
who compose the Urm oi J. It. Willard
& Co.. bankers and brokers, with offices
wun preierences ior f ju,w vj
H. Oeterhout. No statement is vet ob
tainable, but it is estimated that their
liabilities will reach f 1,000,000. Jay
Dwigins is at present traveling in
Europe. J. It. Wiilard, senior member
aUhodrni has represented the firm in
Chicaito, and had a branch office in that
city up to a lew months ago when it
closed. Elmer DwiKgins was the work-
ing head of the firm.
"The cause of the failure." sai l As-
?ignee Starbuch, "is eimply that the
firm, has been upon the w rong side of
the market. It has been short on stocks
Many of the firm's customers gathered
in the office during the day and were
lond in their condemnation of the action
of the firm in closing them out without
notice. Confidential Clerk Arbogast ad
i.iitted that he was the head of t!e firm
ol Arbogast & Co., of Chicago. He de
nied that the business bad been closed
by the Chicago police.
"I am a member of the open board of
trade und my reputation is well known
in that city," said Mr. Arbogast. "My
business dealings in Chicago are per
fectly legitimate and I defy anybody to
fay aught against me. Arbogast & Co.
were only in business about six months
and they went out voluntarily."
It was said that the stock exchange
firm of fioody, McClellan & Co., did
considerable business for the defunct
firm, but that they were not involved by
Superintendent Howe of the produce
exchange received the following, written
on the business paper of John Dicker
Chicago, S. pt. 10 To the Secretary
of the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum
Exchange Dear Sir: l'lease take notice
that the firm of J. H. Willard & Co , is
no longer in existence. Very truly
yours, J. It. Willard.
The Fool i li it Hocfc the lloat.
Dethoit, Mich., Sept. 10. Six young
men were drowned in a yacht near
Vnd Mill point, in Lake fct Clair, late
Wednesday afternoon. The dead are:
Fritz Thomas. t
11. Gertelt- V.W-
Grant Murray. , .-
1 ' i
Jay Tansey. , .
A party of ten chartered the yacht
Blanche and went up, the lake for a sail.
When near the mouth of Fox Creek aud
nearly off Wind Mill Point, three of tbe
party climbed out on the boom and com
menced io rock the craft, which, being
Ii'-avily ballasted, lurched over and cap
sized going to the bottom. Six men,
who were in the cockpit, were drowned.
The throe youngters who caused the dis
aster, and one other were saved by a
boat whicu pulled out from shore. The
survivors tell an incoherent story. All
agree that ti.o disaster was caused by
their foolish act it. rocking the craft.
Sepk an Injunction,
Chicago, Sept. 10. If the people of
Fulton, 111., can bold the headquarters
of tlie Modern Woodmen of the World
until Thursday night there will be a
ji-spite of the sallies of the people of
liock Island who have made several me
Niccessful forcible attempts to capture
the books and take them to Hock Island
The respite will oe brought about by an
injunction of the Mral court.
At 9 o'clock To-day a bill for an in-
junction was ngarked filed in the United
States circuit court at Chicago and an
hour later Attorney J. DeWitt Andrews
with William A. Penn of Clinton, Ia
the complainant, were on their way t
Milwaukee to lay it before Judge Jen
kins and to eccjro the restraining
Letter l an It in Helon.
San Fhancisco, Sept. 10. In the let
ter carriers' national convention Thurs
day the various committees were an-f
nouncod by the chairman. Chairman!
Atkinson, of the committee on appeals.
read his report, which was accepter
The principal appeal was that of 8. 1
Smith ol Milwaukee, convicted on a
technicality of having received a lettel
which was accldently left in his bag. 1
waa resolved that all branches submi
their constitution to ine national atsoi
ciation for approval. After recess tl
report of the mutual benefit association
waa taken up,
I'prUlnr; la Hnb-hllne;
Simla, Sept. 10. In official circl
here it is believed the bottom is drod
ping out of the riiug of the tribeeuiel
against thu British.
The general officers commanding
port that the Afridis have disperse
the news that the Zakkakhrls are
moving their families from the Khyh
district Is confirmed, and there is
longer any doubt that thu enemy
leaving tbe Samans territory.
Neeretxry Hat i gnu.
Harbibblbo, Pa, Bnpt 10. Oe
Frank Reeder, secretary oi t lecomm
wealth, has tendered his rea.,. nation
Governor Hastings. The govurnor aak
for Reader's resignation las'. Thursdo
There are various conjectures as to wh
Secretary Reeder waa asked to - resigi
bat the concensus of opinion is that
was because he waa one of the signers
Uhe Indemnity bond given the sta
treasurer (or any lose sustained in
Uti leg id legisJatUve employes.
LN A BAD WKJliOK
OollUion of Two Fast TVaiai Oauei i
Fearful Lot 8 of Lite.
BRYAN A PASSENGER ON THE TRAIN
Kai-apoa Cnlujiired and Hrlpi the Suffer
i lS MUtaka In Ordera ta the Cauu
' Car are Lrmu,itih(l,
! Kansas Oitv, Mo., Sept. 9. A special
to the Times from Emporia, Kas., says:
One of the worst wrecks in the history
ot the Santa re railroad occurred three
miles east of here at about 7 :30 o'clock
jlaat nisrht. Twelve or fifteen persons
were killed and -s many more were
j badly hurt.
The fast, mail train going west and the
Mexico anil California express, west-
, bound, collided head-on. The Mexico
and balitornia express was pulled by
two locomotives end when they struck
the engine drawing the fast mail the
hollers of all three engines exploded and
tore a hole in the ground so deep that
the smoking cars of the westbound
train went in on top of the three engines
and two mail cars and balanced there
without turning over. The passengers
in the emoking car escaped through the
winilows. The front end of this car waa
enveloped in a volume of stifling smoke
and steam belching up from the wreck
below and the rear door was jammed
tight with- the wreck behind. The
reck caught fire from the engines. The
smoking cars were burned to ashes in
no time. In climbing out of the smok
ing car several men fell through the
rifts into the wreck below and it, is im
possible to tell whether they escaped or
were burned to death.
The westbound train carried seven or
eight coaches and its passengers in
cluded many exclusion ists who had
been to bear Hon. W. J. Bryan speak at
the county fair at Burliogham. Mr.
Dryan himself was on the train, but wai
riding in the rear l'u lman, some four
hundred ieet from the cars which were
wrecked. He states that nothing but a
heavy jolt was experienced by the pas
sengers in his car.
The engine of the westbound train
had received orders to meet the fast
mail at Emporia and was making up
lost time, These are the two fastest
trains on the Santa Fe system, ami the
esetbound train must have been run
ning at a speed of at least forty miles an
hour. The estbound express waa go
ing around a slight curve and met the
fast mail, probably witbin two hundred
Of the seven or eight cars making up"
the train of the California express, the
mail, baggage and the express and
smoking Care were destroyed. The
coach following the smoker was badly
There were not more than a dozen
passengers on the fast mail, all in ore
coach, and while oone of them was seri
ously injured, their shaking up was ter
rible. Every seat in the coach was torn
from the floor and many floor planka
came up with the seats.
One man, John F. 6weeney, wa
thrown over three eeats and through a
w indow, but escaped with only scratches
and bruises. The other cars of the faht
mail, a baggage and express car, were
To Truveni IU Spread.
Washington, tept. 9. The general
government will render a'.l assistance in
its power to check the spread of yellow
fever. This will be done mainly through
the agency of the marine hospital ser
vice. Dr. Walter Wyman, the head ol
the bureau, returned to the city and
assumed active charge in directing the
work in assieting the state officials ol
Mlssis-ippi in their efforts to confine
the disease to the locality where it ap
pears to have started.
In addition to Dr. Guiteras, Dr&.
Murray and Carter, also yellow fever
experts, have been ordered by the ma
rine hospital authorities to tho scene ol
the epidemic at Ocean Spring.
The following order was telegraphed
yesterday to Passed Assistant Surgeon
Wedin at Mobile; "Until a cordon it
established have railroad agents, sell
tickets only to points north ol Washing,
ton, or points in mountainous districts,
ftrKi keep record of all who leave, with
points of their destination, notifying
local authorities. Arrange for cordon,
employ necessary help and turn matteri
over to Dr. Murry on his arrival and re-
port to him for duty."
Orders have also been given to trans.
fer the camp outfit from Waynt-sville to
Ocean Springs. Dr. Guiteras ia ex
pected to arrive today,
Moniuomkkv, Ala., 8ept. 9. Tin
governor has called a meeting of the
state board ol health in this citf to
consider the yellow fever and small
pox situation. Three ot the late ar
rivals from Ocean Springs are sick and
Irom the city health officer re
quire all persona from infected die
tricts to be moved out of the city al
- A Dividend Declared.
Nkw York, Sept. 0. The directors ol
the Commercial Cable company de
clared a quarterly dividend of pet
cent, payable October 1.
Ureal Demand for Pulp,
A rri.KTon, wn., Kept. 9. There ii
danger of a pulp famine in tho Fox ilvei
I ley, Mnee tbe water has been shul
otrlie tiiauufaclurers here had to stop
operations on the pulp grinder, for
pulpmnXing requires a tremendous
amount ofNsater power and since orders
for paper stobbhave been pouring in
upon mills a gratand pressing demand
is created for pulp: . The paper trade li
getting in better shape every day and
prices must soon advance.
MUro-tT'Mrfata Kxplodra M- Kill a Wwmr
ber of People.
Cyomt, O., ept. 8. A terrible ex
plosion of nitroglycerine occured here
at 3 o'clock Tuesday, which resulted in
tbe death of six people, whose names
re known and others at present un
known. The killed.
Stevens, a boy.
The explosion occured at the Grant
well, located at the rear of the National
Supply company's office building in the
village limits. This well bad just been
ahot by Sam Barber, tl e shooter for
the Ohio and Indiana Torpe '" company.
The well was a gasser am) when the
120 quarts of glycerine let down into
the well exploded the gas ignited, and
with a terrific roar the flames shot
high above the derrick. As soon as the
drillers saw the flame several climbed
into the derrick to shut off the gas, but
they bad hardly gotten there when
there was a terrific explosion. The
burning gas had started the remaining
glycerine in the empty cans standing in
a wason near tbe derrick. In another
wagon near by were some cans contain
ing 120 quarts of the stuff, and this was
staried by the force of the first ex
plosion. The second was blended in the first
with a mighty roar and the town and
surrounding country for miles trembled
from the shock. The National Supply
company's building wascompletely de
molished, and nothing remains but a
big hole where tbe wagons stood. There
is not a whole pane of glass in any win
dow in the town, and every home and
btore was shaken to its foundation".
There was awful excitemen. over the
affair ami all the remaining ponulation
of the town rushed to the spui. Who
the men are who were in the dcirick
ond who were killed cannut be leirned
now owing to the exci'ement. The
damage to the Ohio Oil company will
amount to $30,000. Eight buildings are
a total wreck and many others dam
aged. The town had a pjpulath n of about
1,200. Many bystanders were wounded.
io to Klondyke by Water,
CmcAoo.Sept. 8. "Klondike or Sink"
will be the motto of the members of an
expedition which purpct-c: .2 ,7..H,e
from Chicago to the mouth of the Yu
kon river in the schooner George Stur
ges. Ihe Sturges will sail fiom Chicago
in about a month manned and piovis
ioned ior a tiip of six month's duration.
At the end of that time, ii all goe well,
the craft will be among the iceburgs in
Ren nrr kp fl.n .1 the doualdv manners
will be getting ready to ascend the Yu
kon in the spring. " '
Tiie George Sturges was yesterday
purchased by a party of men headed by
Adolph Frietsch, captain of the little
yacht Nina, which crossed the Atlantic
with Frietech. for captain. The vessel
will eail down the Great Lakes and the
St. Lawrence river to the Atlantic, and
thence south, rounding Cape Horn, and
l,nek nn the Pacific ceasi to the Yukon.
There the Sturges will be left, while the
crew starts for the gold fMds, and wlftjn
the crew cares to re'urn (die will serve
as a treasures!! ip to bring back the
Poar Townrki.d, Sept. 8. Captain
Neilaon of the ug Pioneer, just returned
from Dyea aud Skagway, says: "The
half has not been told of the miserable
straits of the goldseekera who are striv
ing to cross to Lake Linderman. Cap
tain W'asson, banker and ex-collector of
customs for the Puget sound district, is
reported as being camped on the beach
at Skagway with not one chance in five
thousand of getting through this fall.
He has ten horses. One man at Dyea
offered $750 to have 1,200 pounds packed
over, but packers refused the offer.
Crossing from Skagway and Dyea the
trail is practically closed on account of
V. lUou Seea tlie Great West.
WA'Winuton, Sept. 8. Secretary Wil
son was at his desk in the agricultural
department yesterday" for the first time
iu a month, hr.viug just returned from
his tour of the trn"-Missisi-inni states.
lie went as far as Montana and Utah,
eivinir special attention to the agricul
tural interests of the etates visited.
"I found the farmers in especially
good spirits wherever I went," he said.
"Thero ia no doubt that confidence is
restored and that the country is justified
in its anticipations of better times. The
people are all busy in the west. Indeed
I do not believe there is an idle man
west of the Missisiippi who wants
Mr. Wilson predicted a still further
advance in the rise of wheat due to the
fact that there is not only a short, crop
abroad, but also because of the fact, ac
cording to hia observation, that the
crop will not be ao extensive in this
country aa has generally been antici
pation. "I believe that even without the
chortage in the foreign crops, the con
nitions in tins country should have
urced wheat to a dollar a bushel.
Coiokado Si'WNos, Sept. 8. The
b v of an unknown man wbb found in
,i ouo-tooiu (rami shack in this city
i!..d' v night surrounded by indioa
i. .,,e i i cold-blooded murder, followed
'v carcith concealment of the crime.
The corpse is so badly decomposed as to
le unrecognizable. The body was, en
tirely nude and was lying on the floor
of the shanty a short distance from the
cot. Te house has been occupied by
man named Schmidt.
fkreatem to Eaage Southern 8tatei
Ullesi Preemption! are Taken.
ONE VICTIM AT OCEAN SPRIN6S, MISS.
Batted in the Evening; with bo Moumere
Step are Being Taken to Prevent tha
Spread of tbe Horrible Dlaemta.
New Obleans, Sept. 7. President
Oliphant of tbe Louisiana board of
health sent a telegram to that board
here at 10 o'clock confirming the report
tbat tbe phyeiciana at Ocean Springe
had declared tbe prevailing sickness un
doubtedly yellow fever. The doctors of
three states came to this conclusion
after holding an autopsy on tbe body of
a person who died Sunday.
Couriers are now skirmishing around
the city for sufficient members to make
up a quorum of the etate board of health
in order to declare quarantine against
Ocean Springs, which is about 100 miles
from this city. Rigid precautns will
be taken absolutely to isolate the
springe and it is confidently hoped here'
by leading physicians that the precau
tions will be successful in keeping the
disease from spreading to this place.
A case in point is that of Biloxi several
years ago, when there was an epidemic
of yellow fever. Biloxi is closer to New
Orleans than Ocean Springs, but the
medical men were successful in confin
ing the sickness to that city. There is
little or no alarm here, but soj .turners
on the coast are returning to the city.
The result of the quarantine Vill prob
ably be the taking off of the excursion
and regular trains which run between
New Orleans and Ocean Springs, and
which touch at the various resorts
along the Mississippi sound.
Tho fever has been prevalent at Ocean
8prings for some time. Two weeks ago,
after a careful investigation, the Louisi
ana authorities declared the disease to
be dengue, which it probably was at
that time, the disease being mild and
the death rate trifling. During the pa&t'
week, however, the disease hs become
virulent and has probably developed.
into yellow jack.
NewOelkans, Sept. 7.-Raoul
phi, who has be'in spending the summer'
at Oofcan Springs, and who was brought
to this ci'y Thursday, died yesterday.1.
Dr. Walmslev, acting president of te'
board ol health, after an antopey, arP
nouuei mat uelpsi had died of yellow,
fever. The board of health hfts takenl
charge of the i.ouse, which will be thor1
oughly fumigated and disinfected and;
will take ad stepa to prevent the spread
o' the disease. The deceased was bur-i
led last evening No one was allowed
to attend the fnnerr ,
J.: , Thouaanda lo K o Xrxt Year.
Denver, Sept. "We are on the verge
of a great mining era" remarked Clar-i
ence King, formerly chief of the United
States geological survey, yesterday "The
time is not far distant when a man can
start out of Denver and travel to Klon
dike, stopping every night at a mining
camp. Already two American stamp
mills are pounding away on the borders'
of the Straits of Magellan, and the day
in approaching when a chain of mining
camps will extend from Cape Horn to
St. Michaels. I believe w e are about to
open up vast resources that will be the)
greatest the earth 1 as eve known. Be-,
fore the end of th Twentieth century
the tra viler will en er a Bleeping car at)
Chicago bound via. :.' ring straits for St.
Petersburg, and the .iream of Governor
Gilpin will be realized,"
Mr. King is on his way east fiom 8e-j
attle, where he outi.ited a party for the
Klondike. He believe- that the next
steamer from the gold fields brings
11,000,000 thereabout, One hundred,
thousand men will go into the Yukon
country next spring.
Gold in Michigan.
Dethoit, Sept. 6. A special ie re
ceived by tlie News from Wawa City,
the newly laid out t .wu in the Michipi
coten gold country, on Lake Wawa,!
Out. The embryo towii is located in
the one yarrow pass which leads to Lake
Wauwaw from the landing place on the
eiore of Lake Superior, which leads to
Lake W awa from the coveries. The
special 6ayB :
Quartz 1 as been found here that as
says over $200 a ton. It is found not ia
one section, but in several thousand
acres. Qus rtz has been found here con
taining free gold in chunks as big as
kernels of wheat. Prospectors every'
day are finding ore that assays $5 a ton.
Probably 100 ire working in the hillB.
Another part) of sixty-flve men reached
here Runday afternoon. Several thou
sand acres hate already been claimed,
hut there are all kinds of deputies as to
pi lot ity ol claims. The country where
the drscoveries were made has never
been opened up foi settlement. The
only Inhabitants about are Indians and
Hudson bay traders, and they are few.
Condition if tlio TreHnory.
rVAStiiNGTON, Sept. . Yesterday 's
statement of the condition of.the treas
Available cash balances. 1215 fiOH Ofwi.
gold rerorve, (144,201 ,458.
Two Suicide In the Rank.
Altoona, Pa., Sept. 7. Harry Oal
oough, who was a ch rk in the Second
National hank of thin ci'y when it was
looted by Cashier G dner three year
Kio, and who was arretted at the time
lor having changed rtgnros in bis books
at the cashier'a diouti n, committed sui
cide yesterday by shootlnsr hlmaaif
This is the second suicide as a result of
tbe failure, Bank Examiner Miller bar.
ing shot himself while trying totmtftfigW
the defaulting cashier's Meoosts.
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