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f BE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
Mexico's first linen mill has
opened near the City of Mexico.
Fked Douglass has expressed him
self favorably towards the projected
granting of pensions to ex-slaves.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis is expected to
select the resting place in Richmond
for her husband's remains some time in
During the twenty-four hours ended
at midnight of the 10th there were forty
cases of heat prostration in New York
city, all of which proved fataL
The newspapers of Lima, Peru', con
tain elaborate accounts of the removal
of the remains of Francisco Pizzaro,
who led the conquest of Peru, from a
vault under the altar of the cathedral
at Lima to the chapel of the viceroys in
the same building. The remains were
subjected to a careful examination and
the body was found to bo admirably
Stock in the proposed candidacy of
Senator Gorman for the presidency had
quite a boom among the politicians in
Washington by reason of the fact that
the Farmers' Alliance of Maryland in
dorsed him with great unanimity for re
election to the senate This, his friends
claim, indicates that he would be ac
ceptable to the alliance as the demo
cratic presidential nominee.
(I A. Fargo, one of the new senators
of the Cherokee nation and a man of
much influence, says he is in favor of
selling the Cherokee strip at once. As
soon as the Cherokee council convenes
in November he will introduce a bill to
sell the strip and immediately divide
the proceeds among the people of the
nation. A large number of the other
members of the council have already
promised to support this measure.
The reports as to the relations be
tween Chill and Bolivia growing out of
the latter's recognition of the belliger
ents, one of which reports was that
Chill had declared war against Bolivia,
are said to be untrue and the stories of
cruel punishments inflicted by the gov
ernment are pure inventions. The gov
ernment simply arrests those who are
supposed to be aiding and abetting the
rebels and sends them to Iquique, the
headquarters of the congressional
The progress of the European sugar
beet crop is slow. The continued wet
and cold weather has seriously set back
the development of the roots, especially
in the low lying distriots, although the
leaves aro luxuriant. Even with ex
ceptionally fine weather in September
it is doubtful whether the increased
acreage will yield an increased pro
duction. The present tests are on a
level with those of 1888, when the final
yield was twenty per cent, below the
yield of 1800.
The Chilian congressional envoys in
Washington have received advices from
Chili which they say confirm the state
ments that President Kalmaceda had
removed all the judges in the country
and appointed other persons to their
places. The judges removed include
the chief justice of the supreme court
and his six associate justices, the judges
of the courts of appeal and all ttic dis
trict judges. The envoys say this ac
tion of Balmaceda is in direct defiance
of article 105 of the constitution of Chili.
Arrivals from the region of Sonora,
CaL, on the Colorado river, report a
most wonderful change in the topog
raphy of the country. Many old land
marks are obliterated, prominent nat
ural objects are wiped off the face of
the earth and new ones created in un
expected places. Tho small stream
four miles north of Lcrdo, which prior
to the earthquake was l cadily forded,
has become impassable. The Cocopah
Indians predict another earthquake,
liable to occur soon. They say natural
signs indicate it.
The grave situation created by the
failure of the crops in Russia is causing
the greatest apprehension in all circles.
The Grashdanin declares that the local
administrations will be unable to make
provision for tho inhabitants of the dis
tressed provinces by drawing upon the
surplus of other provinces if the specu
lators are allowed to export corn or if
the artificial rise in corn is not checked
The public demands that the govern
ment immediately place a duty on rye.
The Financial Messenger declares that
it will be almost impossible for Russia
to export corn this year.
Mr. Sr-URGEON's faculty for remem
bering names and faces is well known,
but sometimes he makes a slip, and the
following little anecdote shows his
felicitous way of setting himself right
on such occasions. Meeting recently a
young student whom he had not seen
for a year, he said: "Right glad to see
you, Mr. Partridge." The student was
of course immensely gratified to find
that the great divine remembered him,
but reminded the pastor that his name
was not Partridge, but Patridge. "Oh,
yes," quoth Mr. Spurgcon, "I must not
make game of you any more."
"It is going to bo a long time before
the American product is admitted to
Germany on an equal basis with their
home meats," said P. D. Armour, of
Chicago, who has just returned from
abroad. "There is really something
more involved than a matter of comity
between the two nations. A national
taste in the matter of meat eating is in
volved. The Germans will eat their
meats raw. For that reason I think
that no meats will get into Germany
except under German inspection. As
for the favorable French legislation,
that appears to have been hung up by
the French senate."
Lord Coleridge, chief justice of
England, replying to a correspondent
asking an opinion on the Bible passage
"Swear not at all," and Christ's words
"Let your words be yea or nay," says
he has no doubt of the lawfulness of
oaths on special occasions. God also
swears by Himself. The precept of the
Lord is like that giving a cloak as well
as a coat or offering both cheeks to be
smitten. It is to be taken as a state
ment of principle, not as an order to be
obeyed literally, irrespective of circum
stances. The whole jurisprudence of
Christian nations of nineteen hundred
years has been based on oaths.
Consular reports received at Wash
ington on the 11th state that heavy
rains have caused great havoc in the
German empire and hold out no promise
for average crops. In Austria-Hungary
the cereal crops will this year be under
the average, rye being the worst crop
ever known. The crops of Spain will
be at least 15 per cent under the average-
The August condition of crops in
FraBce are worse than in July, through
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned By Telegraph and Mali.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Sir Hector Langevin, of Ontario,
has resigned from the ministry.
Very Rev. Gilbert, Elliott, D. D.,
the well known English churchman, is
dead. He was born in 1800, was ap
pointed dean of Bristol in 1850 and held
that office ever, since.
James Russell Lowell was reported
much worse on the 1 1th and the physi
cians had littlo hope of his recovery.
W. W. Armstrong, who it was claimed
was the oldest living odd fellow in the
United States, died at Salem, Ore., on
the 11th, aged 89. He was initiated in
to the order at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1854.
The Swiss government has nearly
completed the work of fortifying
Mount St Gothard, thereby making it
impossible for a hostile army to descend
into Switzerland from that quarter.
An ukase has just been issued by the
Russian government prohibiting from
August 27 the exportation from Russia
of rye and rye meal of all kinds and
A dispatch on the 11th said that the
Poles wore greatly excited over the
possible erection of a monument by the
Russian government to Count Mura
vieff, known as the "Hangman of
Poland." The Poles generally con
strue it as a national insult
James Russell Lowell, the well
known contributor to literature, died
at Cambridge, Mass., on the 12th. He
was born February 22, 1819.
George .Tones, editor of the New
York Times, died at Poland Springs,
Me., on the 12th. He overthrew the
TnE latest London advices from
southeastern Africa tell of appalling
barbarities by the Portuguese with a
view of bringing the natives to sub
jection. Rev. Dr. A. L. Lindslet, a professor
in the Presbyterian theological school
of Oakland, CaL, and one of the most
prominent ministers on the Pacific
coast is dead.
The Maryland farmers' convention
has indorsed Senator Gorman.
A dispatch from Erie, Pa., says:
Congressman Scott's condition
slightly improved. Mr. Brand,
physician, savs: "I am confident
Scott will recover, though his recovery
will be necessarily slow."
Ex-Senator Bruce, of Mississippi,
opposes the schemes of negro emigra
tion to Liberia and says Bishop Turner
is the only prominent colored man in
this country-who advocates it Mr.
Bruce says the American negroes are
Americans. They are African in noth
ing but their color.
TnE Novosti, of St Petersburg, in an
article on European politics, takes oc
casion to review the course followed
by the Salisbury government and says
that if it is the policy of Great Britain
to continue her prescntattitude toward
France and Russia the peace of Europe
will be guaranteed for a long time to
Parties from the Chickasaw Nation
say the Byrd party was victorious in
the late election, having secured every
member of the lower houso of the
tribal legislature. The result means
that the intruders must go and every
white man on the expiration of his
Col. Frederick Phister, of New
York, has been appointed adjutants
general of the G. A. R.
Henry C Miles has been appointed
United States judge of the northern
and southern districts of Mississippi
Mrs. Sarah C. Polk, widow of James
K. Polk, tenth president of the United
States, died at Nashville, Tenn., on the
The funeral services over the re
mains of James Russell Lowell took
place at Harvard university. Inter
ment was in the family lot at Mount
The prince of Wales opened the in
ternational congress of hygela in Lon
don on the 10th. There were 8,500 del
egates present among them Pasteur
The present population of Iowa is
1,911,890 according to tho census re
turns. This Is an increase of 289,281 in
tho past ten yoars.'
A roiler explosion occurred atChau
niont In the department of Haute
Marne, France, by which six persons
were killed and four wcro so horribly
burned that their lives were despaired
The fourth annunl meeting of the
American 6ocioty of microscopists began
on the 1 1 th at Washington.
A nisr-ATCH was received by Senator
Farvvell at Chicago on the 1 lth from
Prof. .Dyrcnfurth, at Midland, Tex.,
where he went to produce rainfall by
the firing of dynamite in balloons sent
up for that purpose. The experiment
proved a complete success, rain falling
copiously for several hours.
The London press is unanimously of
the opinion that Mr. Dillon has made a
bold bid for the Irish leadership and
that he will without doubt be success
ful. Revenue officers have seized $9,000
worth of opium in Shasta, CaL, and
broken up nine Chinese factories.
A test was made on the 11th at Wil
lett's Point N. Y., of a new electric
torpedo boat which it is expected will
be accepted by the government It is
known as the Edison-Sims invention.
The contract made with the govern
ment calls for a speed of eighteen miles
per hour. The test was pronounced
successful and it was stated that the
boat can travel at least twenty miles
The Charleston has been ordered to
Yokohoma and will leave August 18 for
Shanghai, owing to missionary troubles
at points along the Yang Tse Riang
A squall on Long Island sound blew
the supports of a steamer's deck down
on which a large body of excursionists
were enjoying themselves and fourteen
people were killed and many others in
jured. Enormous forest fires are raging in
the vicinity of Toulon, France, and a
great quantity of valuable timber has
already been destroyed. Troops of sol
diers and many sailors are employed in
digging a trench around the burning
It is announced that salaries must be
cut and a number of employes dropped
if the national world's fair commission
is to avoid a big deficit at the close of
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892.
The estimates already prepared show
an apparent deficiency of $23,240.
Jim Corrett has deposited $1,000 with
the New York World to fight any man
above ground, Marquis of Queensbury
rules, to a finish or a limited number
of rounds. He prefers Slavin or
A special to the New York World
from Saratoga gives an interview which
it correspondent had with C C Shane,
the wealthy fur merchant in which he
said he had been informed by the agent
of a satin and silk importing house that
the importers in New York have raised
$500,000 to defeat McKinlev.
A terrible windstorm visited Keo
kuk, la.; on the afternoon of the lSth.
A Russian ukase has beea issued di
recting the railroad officials thxoajrhoat
the country to give precedence orer all
other trains, passenger or freight to
trains conveying grain supplies to the
dittreceed provisoes! "
In th demofraphyWirkkm of toe
BTgieneecragTeMat Laadon Mr. Lay
hew SflfJh, of AmericaT spoke cm the
difficulty AerieBced ia the United
States iB conseqaeBce of the large
amount of undesirable pauper immigra
tion. The senapntty of Manipur and the
Tongale general were hanged at Man
ipur, India, on the 13th for the murder
of the British commissioners a few
months ago. An immense crowd of
natives was present at the exeouttea.
Portugal has prohibited the im
portation of wheat until the native
crop has been consumed.
There Is a great scarcity of money
In all the lower Rio Grande section of
Texas. There has been no rain to
speak of for eighteen months and the
ranchmen are all in debt aad the farm
ers have been unable to raise enough
for their actual needs of money and
provisions, clothing, etc
W. H. Woodward, having in charge
the arrangements for bringing dele
gates to the sovereign grand lodge of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
at St Louis, announces that all rail
roads will transport members for one
faro for the round trip.
The world's convention of the Y. M.
C A has been In convention at Amster
The miners of the Virgin ius at
Ouray, Col., struck to Hie number of
over 100 because the management re
quired them to use lamps instead of
candles in the workings, they claiming
the smoke from the lamps made them
The large powder mMl at Kellogg,
W. Va., was blown up by an accidental
discharge of powder. Two lives were
lost and many buildings destroyed.
Just before the steamer Buffalo left
Jamestown, N. Y., for the illuminated
fleet display at Chautauqua a section of
the deck, crowded with people, gave
way, throwing about thirty persons in
the water. A scene of excitement en
sued, but by prompt action all were
The sanitary and other arrangements
of the mines at Briceville, Tenn., not
being up to requirements orders have
been issued to withdraw tho convicts
Among those besmirched by tho Can
adian scandals is Premier Mercier of
There was a free fight lasting sever
al hours at a recent farmers' reunion at
Pennsville, N. J.
Tim Hopkins has decided to contest
the will of his adopted mother, Mrs.
Nearly all the salmon fishermen
near Kodiak, Alaska, have struck be
cause the canning factory owners re
fused to take all the fish they could
Seven houses in Campo, near San
Diego, CaL, were washed away by a
cloudburst No lives were lost
Ellsworth, Minn., has been ravaged
by a windstorm. The town was left a
An express on the Reading railroad
collided with a freight at Egg Harbor
City, N. J., on the 14th. Soveral pas
sengers were injured, two probably
The national land office officials warn
colored men not to try to buy home
steads in Oklahoma of alleged vendors.
Hippolyte Gonzales, Ferrain Perez
and Bonafacio Valdez, who were con
victed of kidnaping, have been exe
cuted at Havana, Cuba.
The jury in the case of Dr. Baker, of
Abington, Va., charged with the mur
der of his wife, brought in a verdict of
guilty. The verdict was largely on tho
evidence of Miss Gilmer, a lady of so
cial prominence, who confessed her
criminal intimacy with the accused and
declared he had admitted killing his
J. Finley Hoke, the noted forger
from Peoria, 111., completed his five
year sentence in the Jolict peniten
tiary, .but was rearrested on a bench
warrant instigated by the Merchants'
national-' bank of Peoria. There arc
nine indictments hanging over him, the
bonds for which aggregate $57,000.
Business fullures (Dun's report) for
the seven days ended August 13 num
bered 227, compared with 231 the pre
vious week and 197 the corresponding
week of last year.
The rise of the price of grain prom
ises splendid returns to Austrian grain
exporters, and especially as the Balkan
harvests promise to be excellent and
sufficient for the Austrian home con
sumption. Stills & Duhlmeler's furnituro
factory, Cincinnati, has been destroyed
by fire. Loss, 580,000.
Mrs. Thomas B. Carruthers has
been arrested at Rat Portage, Man.,
charged with having killed her hus
band. The liabilities of Griffin &. Sons, corn
factors, London, amounted to 1,000,
000. Unsecured creditors agreed to ac
cept ten shillings in the pound.
Rev. Dr. JonN Henry Hopkins, one
of the most distinguished clergymen of
the Protestant Episcopal church, is
dead, aged 81.
The largo paper warehouse of A. O.
Elliott & Co., corner of Sixth and Jayne
streets, Philadelphia, has been badly
damaged by fire.
Owing to the depression in the iron
trade, operations at many of the prin
cipal iron worKs in ine umneriana
(Eng.) district have been suspended for
some time and the inability of the
workmen to procure employment is
causing the most acute distress.
Matsada Sorahichi, the noted Jap
anese wrestler, died suddenly at New
York recently. He was suffering from
The European bourses during the
week ended August 15 were depressed
Two men were ki lied by a collision
on the Union Pacific near Brighton,
CoL A freight engine had "died," and
while the train was standing on the
track a special dashed into it
Clearing house returns for the week
ended August 15 showed an average de
crease of 16.1 compared with the cor
responding week of last year. In New
York the decrease was 23.0. : - .
Saranac lake 'club house, near
Plattsburg, N. Y., has been destroyed
by fire. Seventy-five guests lost nearly
all their personal effects.
The reports .of the discovery of ex
tensive anthracite coal fields in Sonora,
Mexico, are confirmed by ail rices' re
ceived by the bureau of American re
publics. - . .- , s-
Three fatal balloon accidents oc
curred recently. At Cincinnati, Miss
Annie Harness fell-with her parachute
closed and her body was broken to
pieces. Near Syracuse, N. Y., James
Buckingham fell with his parachute
into Ongala lake and was drowned.
At Tacoma. Wash., an aeroaaut named
Johnson fell, from his balloon a dis
tance of 2,000 feet
There is absolutely no foundation
for the reports that Jay Goald is se
rioasly ill at the Soda Springs, IdahoT
Lieut. Scrivkjt, theeommissioBer to
Central America for the Latia-Aaser-icaa
department reporta by cable that
the roverBBreat of Salvador will erect
its owb toildiac at Jacks Park. Chi-
Tbjcbk was a destractive Ire at Nor
folk, Va, receatly dariaf; i
breakiar oat la the Xorfalk
Ca'a WHia m Water street
aieklT nraitfir. Thalaat rsante
NEBRASKA STATUE NEW&
The crops In the vidBity of Carta
are yielding a golden harvest Wheat
tamed out from thirty-two to forty
bushels per acre.
Thb board of transportation has
fixed the salaries of grain inspectors.
The chiefs are to receive $2,000 and the
A terrible storm passed over the
aelghborhood in the vicinity of Hyan
Bls on the 11th, Gardens and the corn
crop were entirely destroyed in the
path of the storm, which seemed to be
about three miles in width.
The attorneys of Ed. NeaL the mur
derer, are making a last desperate ef
fort to save the neck of their client
They have filed in the supreme court a
motion for a rehearing and with it a
brief bristling with citations.
Postmasters lately appointed in Ne
braska: G. L. King at Benkelman,
Dundy county, vice E. V. Moore, re
signed; C Alton at Elmwood, vice A.
W. Mayfield, resigned; L A. Royer at
Hardy, Nuckolls county, vice W. J.
Brooks, resigned; M. Robertson at
Smyrna, Nuckolls county, vice H. S.
During a recent storm lightning
struck a number of places at York.
Ono bolt struck Mrs. Tcnney "while she
was stooping down dipping water out
of a barrel to water her flowers and tho
lightning struck her on the hips and
passed down one limb, tearing her dress
and seriously shocking her. While it
did not cause death it was a narrow es
cape. While recently walling up a cistern
at Nebraska City, Wallace Roach and
Ed Shannon, bricklayers, were precip
itated from a scaffold. The brick and
mortar fell upon them and both men
were painfully bruised and cut and
were almost suffocated when taken out
The fall was fully sixteen feet Roach,
in addition to his bruises, sustained a
William Buruine, a brakeman, was
taken to Lincoln with a badly broken
leg as the result of an accident Dur
ing the amputation that followed he
died. A telegram was sent to his wife
at Hastings, the receipt of which so
shocked her that she died in an hour.
He was about twenty-six years of age
and she was twenty, and they had been
married a little over a year.
At Fremont the other day the wife of
Nelson Lindell, a carpenter, was about
to begin preparing supper and got the
oil can to hasten the fire. When she
poured tho oil in the stove an explosion
followed. She was instantly wrapped
in flames. She ran out doors and some
passers by undertook to put out the
fire which enveloped her person by
throwing their coats over her. The
woman was badly burned and died in a
short time. She left a baby only ten
days old. The house took fire and
The state relief commission has fin
ished its roport for April, and the finan
cial statement is as follows: Balance
on hand, $57,716.75; received from W. C.
T. U. Talmage, $50; from A. J. Sawyer,
$7; from sale of bonds, S100.250; total
$158,029.75. The disbursements were:
For grain and potatoes, S70.921.7l; for
provisions, etc., $12,794.44; for freight
$8,511.09; for expressage, $1522.20; for
coal, 254.20; for office expenses, $590.15;
total, $09,893.79. Balance, May 1, $58,
629.9a During April 4,275 families re
ceived provisions and 7,258 families re
Under a new law the superintendent
of public instruction is allowed an as
sistant and Superintendent Goudy
wishes to appointhis wife to the position
but meets with much opposition. Mr.
Goudy recently said to a reporter: "If
tho governor can appoint his son to the
best position in the executive office; the
auditor can give his brother a desirable
position under him, and the state treas
urer do the same for his daughter, I do
not see any reason why tho superin
tendent of public instruction cannot
appoint a relative as his assistant It
is strange that one state official should
be discriminated against in such a mat
ter." The assessment returns from the sev
eral counties show great variations in
average values. The average on im
proved property in Dawson is $1.34 per
acre, in Box Butto SI. 37 and in Red
Willow $1.40. Douglas has the highest
average, $16.48, followed by Dakota,
$9.67, and Sarpy, $8.20. On unimproved
land Kimball is the lowest with an av
crago of 96 cents per acre. Custer, Lin
coln and Hooker are tied for second
place at $1, and Cherry and Dundy fol
low with Sl.lt Oddly enough Douglas
county's unimproved realty averages
higher than its improved, being $1&1&
Sarpy is next highest with S6.55, fol
lowed by Dakota with Sfl.13.
Some miscreant recently attempted
to wreck a passenger train between
Teeumsch and Graf, by placing ties and
stones on the track. The train was
running at a high rate of speed, when
the engineer saw a farmer standing
in the middle of the track in a deep cut
waving his handkerchief and motion
ing with both hands for the train to
stop. The engineer reversed and ap
plied the air brakes, but it was impos
sible to stop the train in so short a
space and the engine crashed into the
obstruction at a rate of about twenty
miles an hour. Fortunately the ties
that had been placed on the track were
so rotten that they broke easily and to
gether with the rock piled on top of
them were thrown to one side by the
cow-catcher without derailing the en
gine. The passengers were given a
severe shaking up, but no one was in
jured. Guy C Barton, president of the
Omaha and Grant smelter, was recently
arrested charged with violating the
eight-hour law. He will probably re
ceive a jail sentence, and will then ap
ply to the supreme court for a writ of
habeas corpus on the ground that the
law is unconstitntionaL This will be
made a test case.
The other evening Christian Chris
tiansen, a Dane, was found dead by the
side of the road south of the Elkhorn
river at O'NeilL It is supposed that he
fell forward out of the wagon and
either died from the injury thus sus
tained or from heart disease. He was
seventy years old.
Isaac Simmons has been bound over
for trial at Lexington for arson.
Trouble with his wife, with whom he
has not lived for some time, caused him
to set fire to his father-in-law's house it
During July 8,995 barrels of oil were
inspected in Nebraska. Of that amount
5,946 barrels were gasoline aad oaly
2,049 illuminating oIL
The $15000 fund for paying boaaties
on wolf scalps has been exhausted.
A fxytng rumor has reached Liacola
of trouble' at Geneva over the material
used in 'the construction of the reform
school for girls.
Mas. James Shobtbu, wife of a
farmer living four miles aorta west of
Steele City, was badly burned the other
day while tryiar.to start a are with
keroseae. The cam exploded, scatter
ing oil all over her: She died aext day.
Tax trial at Colambae of Charles
Smith, arrested for striking Mrs. J. P.
Abts while Be was ander the iafaeavee
of Uqaor. resmltei ia Sssith tela bosad
over to the district coart The charge
Is assault with iateat to do great Bodily
DEATH OF MRS. POLK.
Agwi wuuw rrmMi
relB rasses Away.
Nasbvills, Tens., Aug. li Sar
rousded by a few loviag fi lends aad
relatives, Mrs. Jamas K. Polk, relict of
the tenth president of the United States,
died at 7:30 o'clock yesterday mora
lag, peacefully and quietly, in the
full possession of her natural faculties.
Mrs. Polk was in perfect health until
last Wednesday evening, when on re
turning from a short drive she waa
taken suddenly ilL She never rallied.
Had she lived until September 4,
next, she would have been eighteen
years beyond the allotted time of three
score and ten. The cause of her death
was simply exhaustion resulting from
Mrs. Polk was, before her marri age,
Miss Sarah Childress. She was born
near Murfreesboro, Rutherford county,
Tenn., September 4, 1803, and was the
daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Child
ress. Her father, a farmer in easy cir
cumstances, sent her to the Moravian
institute at Salem, N. C., where she
was educated. On returning home she
married Mr. Polk, who was then a
member of the legislature of Tennessee.
The following year he was elected to
congress, and during his fourteen ses
sions in Washington Mrs. Polk's courte
ous manners, sound judgment and
many attainments gave her a high place
On her return to Washington as tho
wife of the president Mrs. Polk devoted
herself entirely to her duties. She held
weekly receptions and abolLshed the
custom of giving refreshments to the
guests. She also forbade dancing, as
out of keeping with the character of
these entertainments. In spite of her
reforms Mrs. Polk was extremely popu
lar. "Madam," said a prominent South
Carolinian, at one of her receptions,
"there Ls a woe pronounced againstyou
in the Bible."
On her inquiring his meaning, he
added: "The Bible says: "Woe unto
you when all men shall speak well of
Mrs. Polk became a communicant of
the Presbyterian church in 1834, and
maintained her connection with that
denomination to the last After the
death of her husband she resided in
Nashville, in "Polk place."
POWDER MILL GONE.
Terrific Exploalon, Cauln the Death of
Huntinoton, W. Va., Aug. 15. Yes
terday morning about 8:30 o'clock, the
powder factory in the Ohio river at
Kellogg, W. Va., four miles Ih1ov
Huntington, blew up from some un
known causo. The explosion wih in
the glazing mill building which was
about twenty-five feet square and two
stories higli. There were about two
tons of powder in it The main mill
building and in which great quantities
of powder are stored was not affected.
The noise of the explosion was heard
twenty-five miles away and its force
was so great as to literally annihilate
the building. Pieces of timber were
thrown across the river in Ohio. A
piece of iron weighing over a ton was
picked up and tossed through the nir
300 yards and buried deep in thu
Workmen were iust going to work in
the large mill but had not yet entered
it In the glazing mill at the time of
the explosion were two workmen, John
Baylcss and Timothy Cooncy.
Only unrecognizable fragments of
their bodies can be found, and two
buckets full of shreds of human flesh
have been gathered.
George Wells, who was in a house
300 yards away, had his nkull broken
by a fragment of iron which whirled
through the window of the house. He
is in a dying condition. I). M. Parks,
Charles Knowly and John Shauster,
workmen in the big mill, who were
standing 400 yards away, were torribly
injured by flying missiles that black
ened the air. A few others are slightly
What caused the explosion no one is
living that can tell. Moro than 1,000
people have been drawn by curiosity
to tho scene. Archie Livingston, the
superintendent was standing right by
the mill when it was blown to atoms
and ho escaped unscathed. The family
of John W. Bayless, one of tho victim
is inconsolable. One of his daughters
is at the point of death from grief.
Chicago Italia Kun Wheat Up to High
' Chicago. Aug. 15. There was an
other wild day in the wheat pit on the
board of trade, prices going up and
down over a very wide range without
any apparently sufficient cause. Tho
bulls and bears were all on the grid
iron, but the advocates of higher prices
had the best of the situation and Im
proved their opportunities to the extent
of ultimately carrying prices to a point
4?)f cents above the closing figures the
day before, and the close was 4 li cents
higher. The bulls' long-delayed pre
diction of dollar wheat was finally ver
ified and they hailed the big round fig
ure with a mighty shout This oc
curred close to the end of the session
and was the culmination of a rapid ad
vance of 2J cent. No effort was
made to put it higher and it was doubt
less put to that figure for its moral ef
fect Corn was strong but unsettled,
though not showing as much strength
as wheat Shorts were nervous over
the advance in the wheat pit but it was
difficult to buy owing to the scarcity of
A DaageroBa Ducking.
Jamestown. N. Y., Aug. 15. Just
before the steamer Buffalo left for the
illuminated fleet display at Chautauqua
last evening a section of the deck,
crowded with people, gave way, throw
ing about thirty persons in the water.
A scene of excitement ensued, but by
prom pt action all were rescued alive.
eang- I!ott Choae.
Knoxyille, Tenn., Aug. 15. The re
publican congressional committee met
yesterday and canvassed the returns of
Saturdays election. Ihe ofncial fig
ures are: Honk, 15,265; Woodruff, 6,057;
Hoak's majority, 9,228.
OflMal AsrieaUaral CkesaUta.
Washington, Aug. 15. The conven
tion of the official agricultural chemist
met here with a large attendance of
members. President H. C Caldwell
read an address, which was followed
by a report from the secretary, H. M.
Wiley. The remainder of the session
was takea up by the discussion of
lacrnHa WW X O ! Rarof.
Atchison. Kaa.. Aug: 15. Hon. John
J. Iagalls has definitely deckled not to
go to Earope at present It is said that
he is busy, whea aot making speeches.
working oa a political book.
lliml Arrivals ta
London. Aug. 15. Maea has aeea
said receatly eoaeeraiag the grest
number of foreigners who are alleged
to he arriviag ia England, it being held
by many that the reported issax was
dae to the exodas of Jews from Easaia.
Aaeffeial report issued to-day oa the
immigratioaaariaf the meathof Jaly
shows that the aamber of foreigaers
aaterlaff Eaglaad deriar that moata
HIS WORK ENDED.
LaweM. raw, rstrte
AfUr a Vmmg a4 rrat V W
HmisB to m OaspHesUaa a Alia!
Brief Sketch at Mia KrtlUMt Career.
BorroN. Mass., Aug. IX James Rus
sell Lowell died at 2: 19 o'clock yesterday
moralBg. His death waa caused by aa
affection of the liver together with
other ailments incidental to his ad
Mr. Lowell passed away at his home,
Elmwood. in Cambridge, wherr he was
born. Almost to the lat he was a
hard, although erratic, worker. He
had aot been seen as often in society
lately as formerly, but up to five years
ago he seemed in robust health.
Jaraea Eull Lovall waa bora ia Cam
bridge, 3faaa February n, I91S. Tb pot
was 4aealal from as Engltab family who
MtUad la Saw England la tho year or 11
Ilia grandfather was made a Judg by Wash
ington after having saslsted In framing th
constitution of 3fasaehuatta In lta lie
moved the Inaertloa la the bill of rlgbU ol
that atats of the claaae that "All men are
bors free and equal." and earned great emi
nence aa a lawyer. The family of the
Lowella gave Ita namo to the city of Lowe!!.
The deceaaed waa the too of Charlea Low.
elL aad In genius and character waa the
hereditary reprctcntatlve of the hert and
hralas that founded Sew England, lis was
JAMES KC8SELL LOWELL.
the youngeat of five children. From both
parenta were tranamtttad high Intelligence,
aound principle and right Ideal, but the
poetle and Imaginative faculty came from
the leather. Ilia birthplace was tho old
tory mansion now called -Klmwood." a
largo three atory square, wooden home In
the early colonial style, altuated In apaclnua
grounda, surrounded by magnificent etnif
and plnea planted by bla father, with an
outlook on the Charlr river. Lowell waa
fitted for college by William Well who tai
the senior of the Arm that published th
aeries of Wells A Lilly classic. He entered
Harvard in hlo sixteenth year and was
Kraduated In l-W. Ill first piihllnhod
literary production, iiiilf probably some
poema of Harvarillnna." which ho edltnt In
1M7-8, wa his noted claa poem. cotnpofd
under peculiar circumstances. At the time
of wrltliiK t tho collcglutu senior
waa undergoing a brief period
of rustication at Concord, In consequence ol
Inattention to hi toit book. Hi force 1
sojourn in tills Arcadia of cholarhlp nnd
reform brought htm Into relationship with
the triiuicndutallt. who in that dar
were in th habit of gathering at tho home
of KmiT'on. with whom thou begun that
frleudih p whtcli. dt-tpitn the playful snlllrs
of tho younger port In hi earlier writing,
only terminated with the death of thn eldf r.
The young satirist saw the httmorotu
aide of thn social movements of the
day, and tho claai poem, a;ltitlllat.
Ing with wit. attacked the abolitionist.
Carlylo, Kmeraon and tranaccndentallst.
In tho law school of Harvard Iwolt received
the degree of LL II and was admitted to the
bar In Itjlu, Tito only record of the practice
of his profeaalon I found In a story entitled
"My First Client." published In the Huston
Miscellany. Henceforth he gave himself en
tirely to literature. In 111 a volume ol
poem, written under thn Influence of afire
tlon for a woman of genius who became hi
wife, wjs published under the title of 'A
The volume waa ncTcr republished, and ol
the aeventy poema only a small part hav
been deeuird worthy of reprinting by the
author. HI marriage to the woman who
Inspired these poema took place In 1H4.
Maria White wa an ardent abolitionist, and
no doubt her Influnnce assisted In turning
his thoJghta to the serious side of that
cause to which he rendered Immortal
To understand Lowell'a character It li
necessary to remember that he was not only
a poet, a scholar and a humorist, but alwayi
a conservative and a critic No man wai
more thoroughly Imtnod than he with the
fundamental principles of American democ
racya democracy without dcmagogltm; no
man more Jealous than hoof theuntarnlshed
reputation of Atnerloa In politics and lltera
ture: no man more quick to see any depart
tire from the high Ideal of the republic, and
ills flaming pen was turned to attack what
ever assailed this Ideal at one time slav
ery, at another tltno vicious political
methods threatening the purity of demo
cratlc society Ills radicalism was always
conservative, hie criticism always construe
live. Lowell and his wlfo were regular con
tributors to the Liberty Hell, and hla name
appeared In 1S4I in the Anti-Slavery "land
ard as corresponding editor. In this paper
from ISO to V his poems during that period
mostly appeared. Later the Boston Courier
was the vchlclo of hi productions, and In
Ita columns the drat series of the "Illglow
Papers" waa given to the public, beginning
In the Issue for June. ISsA and ending In 14.
In 1943 he undertook the editing of the
Pioneer, a literary and critical magaclne.
Only three numbers were published, the
venture falling through financial disaster to
the publsherm. In this magazine was begun
a series of essays on the poets and dramat
ists, which afterward formed the material
for "Conversations With Some of the Old
Poets." In 14 came a volume of vcre
contalnlng-A Legsnd of Ilrlttany." with thirty-three
miscellaneous poems and thirty
seven sonnet. These were followed
In IMS by "The Vision or Sir Laun
fal," one J the most exquisite
productions of hla genius, a poem fonnded
on the legend of the Holy Grail, which Is
said to have been composed In a sort of
frenzy in about forty-eight hours, during
which the poet scarcely ate or slept.
In 177 Mr. Lowell was appointed by Presi
dent Hayes to the Spanish mission, from
which be was transferred to the conrt of St.
In 1W1 Lowell was deputed as minister to
England and. until recalled by President
Cleveland, he was our representative at ft.
Lowell's f mt wife died In P&L He married
a second time In 1S? Mis Donlsp, of Port
land. Me., and who died In IMS.
Crops In Good Shape.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 13. The cotton
crop outlook in Texas and the Indian
I t-eitiir J trrr nmmitinp. The aCTO-
age is fully 10 per cent, larger than last
year, and the condition about 15 p
cent, better. The crop is ten days late.
The corn crop is made and sbandant in
north and east Texas with enough to
supply home consumotion a a rale in
other portions of the state. The acre
age is in excess of last year. Corn and
other crops in Brewster county In the
Rio Grande valley of west central Texas
were totally destroyed by grasshopper.
Sugar and hay prospect are favorable.
A awlaJ .
St. Paul. Mltx.. Aug. IS. The Daily
News yesterday afternoon published as
elaborate statement showing that tt ha
positive information that the so-called
Isold-your-wheat- Farmer's Allisaoc
eircHlar was gotten up by Minneapolis
speculators and that all expenses are
being paid by that crowd. A stranger
was imported to handle the alliance
men aad get them to father the Hove
MBt. The syndicate have ,9aa,eee of
old wlwat to unload aad if they can tmll
the market aad mnload they will thes
let it slump to buy ia the aew crop at
Ckjcaso, Ac- 13. Chief Eaia?r
Gottlieb, of the world's fair, astoakhe1
the officials of the bxbos I tioa fey tea
deriaff ha resigaaU t Mob Bay crrealB
TJaatasI preesatioa were takes hy
the directors to keep the act ef Mr.
GotUSefe'a realaatlo freest the Bah
lic. Mr. GottlieVs rasJcBstaOB h
the rasmlt of a leac series
of saiaosiirr-Usat(afi with Chief
of CesastreetksB Bbtbbsbi Beth
ef strear eeasictkiBav Obi
it f the aBBB aasjocxaai ataoers
Mm iSi temv Ear
Cklasaa tm AwatrmNa
A Chinaman living la AiraUa, when
aaxkms to have a wife of his wa aa
tion, send a letter Ut aa ageat ia Hoag
Kong, written in some such term as
these: "I want a wife She st be
makiea under twenty yt an of age. a4
mat not have left her father' hoa.
She rant also have never read a book,
aad her eyelahe muat half aa inch
in length. Her teeth taut b a spark
ling as the pearls of Ceylon. Her
breath must be like unto the acenU of
the magnlSceat odorous groves of Java.
and her attire must be from the Jlkrn
weavers, of Ka-la-Ching. which ar oa
the banka of the greatest rlrrr in the
world the crer-flowlng Y8gUe-Kl-ang."
The price of a Chinese woman, dellv
erc! In Sydney, U thirty-eight pounds
but two Chlnesxi women only eot fifty
two pound, therefore the Chine Im
port the women In couples. The Import
er never 5co hU women before they
arrive, and then he generally select
tho besA looking one. The other la
shown around to a number of wrllU
do Chinese, and after they have lnpeet
cd her ahe U submitted to what may be
called public auction.
The writer happened to be present at
one of these vslcv A young girl, aged
about ten. was offered, and. after some
spirited bidding, purchased by a wealthy
Chinese nhopkeeper, whose place of b
ine U one of the leading towns of New
South Wale, for one hundred and twen
ty poundv The melancholy aspect of
the girl as she weut away In company
of tho man who had purchased her was
deplorable in the extreme ShcQie Id
Too Indolent to l.te and Mr Illed t
"Kemcmber ltllklnar he asked after
they had exchanged grectinjr and got
ten down to reminiscence of the daya
when they were boy.
"Lazy Hilkins?" a-krd the other.
Hilklns tho boy who was too laiy
to cry when his father licked him?"
"That's the one."
"Afterwards became labor agitator or
something of that sort?"
0, yes, I remember him. He wa
"Always. Hut he's happy now."
"You don't mean It! What's happened
The other llfftircd on the mntter for a
minute nnd then said:
"I'm. well, I don't know about hla
lnlng happy Seems to mo you're, tak
ing a good deal for granted. You don't
know where ho'a gone."
"That make no difference," wa tho
j reply. "He doesn't have to work for
his living in cither place, and he'll stand
i tli.. tlivnmfortA kll rL'hL" Chicago
The e Nymph.
First Seashore Maiden 1 can swim
beautifully now. Can you?
Second Seashore Maiden No, but I
will bet you a box of candy that I can
drown quicker than you. Munaey's
Ieath and Tme
Aro not surer than the fact that if vou sre
constipated, tho most efficient, u well a the
least painful lasatlve, I Hosteller' Htom
aoh Hitters, gentlo and thorough, not vio
lent nml weakening like, a drastic cathartic.
Together with the bowels, th liver and
stomach aro rrguUted and Invigorated by
this genial reformer, which also subjugate
ninlarla. rheumatism, nnirulgls, nervous
ness and disorder of tho kidney.
l'tortg who wear tight she may not
t!to thn prtxo at a rake walk, but they often
seen ro tho bun i o. bunion. Washington
Ixri'KC lllood 1 the primary csu of the
majority of dicac to which tho human
family Is subject. The blood In passing
through the system visit every portion n?
th body If pure, carrying strength and
vitality; If impure, tfien and death.
Blood poisoning (a mot dangerotia Prickly
Ash Hitter will render tho Ut Impossible,
and will reflate the s; teui so tht health
will bo a stiro result.
TitRtnannho want the earth need not
expect to get It without advertising. Indl
A rieaelna; n
Of health snd strength renewed snd of
and comfort follows tho use of Hyrup of
FJg, as It sets In harmony with naturs to
effectually cleanse thoavatem when costive
or bilious. For sain In ioc and 11.00 bottles
by all loading drug-gist.
A xvaio dealer sdverttsas "The Hmoker's
rVng " A spit tunc, probsbly. Koetm
Trksr Is one remedy tbst has saved many
sdQblllUlcd.blo-jd poisoned mortal loallfe
of happy usolulness and robust health. It
will save j ou If you will give it a trial It
is Hr John Hull Hareaperlll. Any medi
cine dealer will aupply you. You do your
self injustice It you fall to use it.
Ira woman would chance her seg. what
would be her religion t Fho would be a
ho then, of con ran. .Vidlonsl Weekly.
Au. cases of weak or tame back, backache,
rheumatism, wlil find relief tf wearing one
of Carter Hmart Weed sad itellsdonss
HackachePlsslcrs. Price X cents. Try then.
Tni la verr well put remarked the
editor, as be dropped Iho twai into the
wastebaskai. Waaiitngton rtar
rugL next thkla often prodoca s
rah, reraorsble with (Jlcon aHuipburHosp.
IliU'a Hslr aad Whisker Dj, :o eats
Tns msn who occuple xbt front ,'
rot slwsys tM most advsnrl thlaker.
No KCMXDT ha save,! sarje filf
dren's lives at Vr Hall Worm lAcstroyrra.
They never fall and ch.Wrvo like them u. ,
It tatcs asasuaily rod ewlnnorr
Bowsdsys to Boat s ajJfvUw Mru-
Hist, easiest to v,". s.d cfcept Fi
.. i rLrfii Brdruurrsi. c
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arOBsw...... . mmih as aw
A Try rswfw! !.
"HesHa sad rsBri oa America's OrssV
est K4!re4" 1 tss UU ef a asarwlsg tit
tle v4ss ed hr U Pa PlrV
sat0fUHt5w York Central Ha4ft
Rlvrr rsllrw4. with sw sad sttracwva
fesure-s mMd U the p-aBWesile ef fenasr
Tse rroe:iaj,''' I 8a vlw of taat -bleslroclar,
t Wss&lsgtos riti4fmerf
U Harkmi, hut last I merri? a Mai ef ta
fceaatirs tt follow 5o es who g!es
jrer the fcook ca fall lo gvt a nmpr1;
slvhaef lh wealth sfwewt J tarwsga
walch Ihe rosd p. lUt ,,
vaJub Ufrat tnatl jHewaUrsT
sheared ihrosgfcoui the two la rwgsrd to
the VotU sad bor41a !. t prwew
cf essrd. t frv. lh d$ce t 9
Neeieurslea. sod. la word, sll Us thsl
nasally faqulrta pr. taesaaf ' War
1st. csa polWr lain of desirtsg ta lars,
Cotlc ef thWok wll b farwsrdast Tr
io say a.Mrr upon rwelpl of l
pctugo by (Jeunr H. taW, Oerl -eagrr
Ag Oraad CtrJ 8ty w
lseagr AgvaV, t'hJcago.
It I no weJr tal th prtc ciktss
can be! of lrg" crcv ' &
everything la by tb peva. - HaJUaaorw
Ta OwJy Oa Kr Prtatv-C Cm. T FT4
Keh wees, s dlffrreat 3 tseh dttpUy Is
published in th prr. Tbwrv sx ao two
wrd silk) to either a.1 rteept t)a sront
This word wlU bv fniR. la th ad fr Dr.
ltartera Iron Toe. to, Uttie Uvr HM sad
Wild Cherry lllturv Lk for - Crat"
tra.li mark. Head the avL car'nHy and
wbeo you find the word. nd It U thew and
they will return vou a txu, buUfal ittb
Tpb. sad aaatple frt
Tsa spoon crsj jrvsvleai th watawtef
?! It lake eu'r two W make a fuu
aL llesten llerald
Vkis In the Side nerty al waj eome frets
Sdisordered liver and I procnpUy reJtvsl by
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Tht tmoUfM it the iA
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Hut, with lr, IVrec's Pleasant 1V
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They cleanse nnd rruUto the liver,
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It's only fjiHxl for upsetting tu
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Put up in ealed ial - a jwrfecl
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They're the rioixjf pill you can
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A. llcllangcr, Propr.. Stove Foun
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VA. Ucrgcron. General Dealer.
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C. A. Harrington. Kngtncer and
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Geo. Gates. Con nth. Mi., write t
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