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THE EED CLOUB CHIEF.
A. C. HOSMEIt, Publisher.
- - NEBRASKA
ON AN OLD WOMAN SINGING.
Sweet ttro the bc-iiks that I tore heart
From green boughs and the building bird;
n cuiijjren bubbling o'er with tuno
He sleep still held me half la swoon.
nd surly bees hummed everywhere
Their drowsy bass along the air:
From hunters and tho hunting-horn
Ucfore the day star woke the morn;
From boatmen in ambrosial dusk.
Where, richer than a puff of musk.
The blossom breath they drifted through
Fell out of branches drenched with dew.
And sweet the strains that come to nc
When In ureal memories I see
All that full throated quiring throng
Oo streaming on the winds of song;
Her who afar in upper sky '
Sounded the wild Valkyrie's cry.
With golden clash of shield and spear.
Singing for only gods to hear; .
And her who on the trumpets blaro
Scsg "Arg-l-i Ever IJrlght and Fair."
Her voice, her presence, where she stood.
Already part of angelhood.
Itut never have I heard in song
Sweetness and sorrow so prolong
Their being as hushed music rings
Along vibrating silver atrings
As when, xvlth all her eighty years.
With all her fires long quenched in tears,
A little woman, with a look
I.Ike some flower folded In a book,
Lifted a thin and piping tone,
And like tin- sparrow made her moan,
Forgetful that unothcr heard.
And sang till all her soul was stirred.
And listening, oh. what Joy and grief
Trembled there like n trembling 1-af 1
The Mraln where flrst-lovc thrilled the bars
Ileneath the priesthood of the stars;
Tin- murmur or soft lullabies
AlKixe deir miroimcntlng eyes;
Tho hymns win re once her pure soul trod
The heights alxne the hills of Cod
All on the quavering note awoke.
And In a silent passion broke.
And marie that tender tun" and word
The sweetest song I ever heard.
Harriet rrcscott-Spofford. In Harper rf Dazar.
A5W Ell CAJUVHhNC
lerdrciMi announced to
hud disowned and dis-
he felt lie had nut the
his dutv. When he
" wf ul .jdiet he ended
tins story, ho we
its pages feel
n well le spared.
cannot so rvad-
iee he hjfure.s m
therefore it is
iid give a little
ad Mary married,
ciad been a widower
I he remained so until
' removed to Kansas.
ivent, though, he met
ler, an elderly spinster.
F share his home. Miss
ig been on the matri-
'or a good many years
. for her hand, was fle.s-
o accept any sort of
rdingly she snapped
'or w:is anvtinr
.iiv .i -.-!
.. ...... .if
as M rs.
fore she bail her husband
thumb and held complete sway over
everything and cerlidy uliout the
Itlatchford was her slave from the
fir.st. and with him her word was law.
Whatever she wished she had, and
whatever she commanded to be done
was done without delay. She married
Itlatchford for his money, and she was
determined from the first to have it
A month or so after his marriage
Rlatchfonl liegan to study aliout his
daughter, and the more he thought of
her the more he became convinced that
he had ill treated her. In short, after
so long a time he came to the conclu
sion that he was as much to blame as
Mary, and, knowing that she must be
suffering privations, he decided to ex
tend to her the hand of friendship and
offer to her and .lohn some pecuniary
assistance. Having come to this con
elusion, he hastened to mention the
matter to his wife for her sanction.
Sarah listened until he had unfolded
his plans, then with uplifted hands and
staring eyes exclaimed:
"Well, did I ever hear of such a thing
as that! Hiram Itlatchford. have you
lost all your senses?"
"Why. Sarah," Hiram replied, taken
back, "what's the matter?"
"Matter?" Sarah related. "Well. I'd
a never a believed it. never."
"Never lielieved what?" Hiram asked.
"Why. that you could ever have been
taken with such fool notions. Hiram.
Whoever heard of the like of it?"
"Why, I " Hiram stammered and
"Why, you." Sarah put in, "want
to le a fool, Hiram Itlatchford. a regu
lar out and out fool, you do. That's all
there is of it. The idea of you making
the first step towards a reconciliation
"I HOl'K I 1LAVE NOT SAID TOO MUCH?"
between you and your daughter, when
she threw you away for the sake of
John Ctreen. Yes, if! wasyou I would.
I'd go and get down on my knees to her.
and own that I was in the wrong. Yes,
Fd do all that, and beg her with tears
in my eyes to come back to my arms."
"J know what yon thought.
know that your soft silly
1 -riTnpts vou to make a fool of
yuurJe ' Rut before you do it, ask
yourself if it would be right Wasn't
you always kind and indulgent to Mary.
and didn't you do. everything for her
that a father could, do?"
"Yes, that's true." Hiram replied
with no little inward satisfaction, and
with a growing feeling that he was a
much abused p: -cnt-
"Thcn you have done your duty, Hi
ram, more than your duty, and if any
body is to bend the knee let it be the
one who has done wrong. T don't be
lieve in a father being made a slave to
the whim and wishes of an ungrateful
child. If 1 had ever had such a father
,'s you, and had ever crossed him in one
jsh eyep, I never would bave forgiven
myself. I couldn't ever looked the
world in the face after being bo heart
less and ungrateful. Oh! Hiram, what
a noble, loving, forgiving nature you
have, and how unfeeling must have
lccn the child who could so ruthlessly
trample upon it."
At this jxnnt the good Sarah, who all
along had shown strong symptoms of
weeping, was so overcomo that she
could restrain her tears no longer, and
broke down and poured forth in a per
fect flood on her husband's shoulder.
Hiram was deeply touched, and he was
forced to exert himself to keep back the
tears of self pity that welled up in his
own eyes. He had never before real
ized how deeply he hud lieen wronged,
and never lcfore had he understood
how much lie had lccn martyred. His
heart went out to himself, and he pitied
himself from the bottom of his soul.
"There, there, Sarah," he said, "don't
let the tenderness of 3'our heart cause
you to grieve too sorely for what I have
been made to suffer. I promise you
that I shall not forget my wrongs again
soon, since the weakness that povsessed
me for a short time is gone. No, I'll
never make any advances to a child
who so far forgot her duty to me and
treated mo with such cruelty, and I am
glad that you recalled mc to myself in
time to save mc from taking the step I
Sarah cheeked her tears and by de
grees her sobbing ceased. The effort
she had made had lcen a great one, and
her soul was terribly sore from the
effects of it, but she had saved her hus
band from abusing himself and sinking
his dignity, and she was satisfied. Of
course she hnd saved him from all ex
pense on Mary's account and kept that
much more- raoiicv for herself, but that
would not count for anything with such
a noble soul as that of the angelic Sarah.
"Hiram," she said when she had got
her feelings sufiieicntly under control
to be able to cease her tear and sobs,
"I hopo I have not said too much. I
am sorry that your daughter cannot oc
cupy the place in your heart that a child
should occupy In the heart of a parent,
and I know I would lie tho last person
to aid in estranging you from her. Per
haps I have said too much, but I have
your good so deeply at heart that I
couldn't help saying what I did. It was
all for the sake of your loving, generous
"I know that, Sarah. I do not mis
understand you. I know how It pains
you to have to say such things, but you
feel it to lc your duty, and you do It. I
thank you, my dear wife, with all my
heart, for 3'our disinterested mindful
ness of me. Ict us now drop the sul
ject and try to forget it. It is not right
that you should afflict yourself with
thoughts of otic who is so far lieneath
you in point of goodness, and I will try
and think of Upr-vwiiijis much charity
as possible is h hmu vhiiiS"Oie4i cite
ingratitude of one's own flesh and
blood - a sa tthing to k parent
spurned by fl child for whom I have
done so mu!l. But I can live over it,
Sarah, and perhaps in time forget.
There, we willfay no more about it."
The good Kamh was quite willing" to
let the snb4t rest, since she had
gained her sfct. Dinner being at
that moment' Mnounced, she went out
and took herflaco at the head of the
table, from "uhfch position she beamed
smiles of love niid tender sympathy on
the old fool, her husband, who sat op-J
IHisite her nnriblng his mart "soul.
Not onc, asdio.'-Kt'"that bonrd
i,..i..n- xniaan ?V superabundance oi tnc
loicest viands, did old Hlntchford feci
a tinge of pi'jl for his poor daughter,
who was bM outcast from home, a
stranger injju strange land, denied
even the food-necessary to stay the
pangs of hunger. And yet he condoled
himself andHmngincd that he had a
wounded hetftrhe, a man who was as
void of hear jas the veriest flint.
A week or o after the incident de
scribed Sarup came to Hiram with a
letter from tn adjoining state, in which
letter she wai informed of the death of
a married sinter. Her sister had left
three children, and Sarah's tender
heart promp&d her totako, them and
care for thi fctinii aTn WaBn't'avovEa"
"Hring them right along," Hiram
said; "we have plenty and they must
not su ffer. Send for them at once."
Ah! old man, where wns your con
science, your sense of right thnt it did
not prick you when you thus opened
your home to a horde of strangers, and
admitted them to the place thnt lie
longed to one who needed it more?
Where was your good angel that it did
not whisper to you of tho sorrow and
trouble, the foundation of which you
that moment laid with your own hand.
Hitter, bitter will lie the regrets follow
ing that act, old man, and though they
may follow at a long distance, they will
surely follow, and terrible will be their
weight when at last they come.
The orphans were duly installed in
ltlatehford's house, and bj him were
educated and supported. The eldest, n
Iniy named Harry, was taken into the
bank, and of him we shall hear more
later on, as he figures quite extensively
in this history, which would probably
lie less sad if it were less true.
MOTOEK AND DAUGHTER.
With their dearly secured "accommo
dation" John (Ireen's family mar ged
to get through the winter without suf
fering anything 1 vond severe priva
tions. Their el and fare was, of
course, common . limited, but that
was nothing so Ion j as it kept them
from starving and freezing.
It was a long, dreary winter, especial
ly to Louise, off on the prairie, with no
friends Jar companions, and no books
or papers, and with nothing to do but
to drag idly through the days. The
nearest neighbor lived two miles away,
and. that lcing Mnrkham's, they might
as well have lieen forty miles away for
all the good they were to Green's, for
since that night when Markham talked
so abusively to Louise there had been
no intercourse lictween the two fam
ilies, Louise grew pensive and melancholy,
and it was plain that she longed for a
different life, though she never uttered
a complaining word. Once shortly
after Christmas she and her mother
were alone in the cabin, and after they
had sat a long time silent Louise sud
"Mother, I wish 1 could manage some
way to go on with my education."
"So do I. Louise," Mary answered:
"but 1 can't think of any way that it
can Ik? managed. If we had the books
I could help you with your studies, but
we haven't tho money to buy books."
"I know that mother, but I was
thinking that I might borrow some."
"1 don't know who you could borrow
them from. Iouise. I don't suppose any
one about here has them."
"I know who has them," Louise re
plied, "but I don't know whether you
would want me to get them of him.
Paul has lots of books that he brought
from school with him, and he hasoftan
proposed to let me have them."
"Paul Markham?" Mary asked.
"Yes," said Louise; "he has the books
I need, and he has begged mc to take
"Louise," Mary said after awhile,
"you know how old Markham talked to
you that night you went to the store,
and you know we have had nothing to
do with them since, and you know that
we can't accept any favors from laul."
Louise urose and going to the win
dow stood for a minute or so lookiaf
oat into the snow-eovered prairie.
Unconsciously site let a sigh escape her,
and, though it was soft and low, the
quick cars of her mother caught it.
"Louise." Mary called, "don't fret
about the books, for we shall try to get
"It is not the books, mother," Louise
replied as she came and put her arms
nlwut her mother's neck and laid her
face on her lwsom. "I can wait for
"Then what makes you sad, my
child?" and Mary stroked her daughter's
hair and tried to lift the bowed head.
"What is it you sigh for?"
"I I'm afraid you and pa do not like
Paul," and Louise buried her face
deeper.on her mother's breast. "He is
so good and generous, and is all tho
frierid I have in the world aside from
3-ou two, and I'm afraid you do not like
"Why, I'm sure I have nothing
against him, child. He is a quiet, hon
est, industrious young man, and if it
wasn't that he is a Markham I couldn't
say a word against him."
"He is a Markham. mother, but he is
not like his father. He Is as generous
anil kind as he can Ih, and I do wish
you and pa would be friendly with him."
Mary !vgan to have a suspicion of
something underlying this nncommou
interest felt by Louise in Paul, and for
several minutes she was undecided how
to proceed. Finally she took the girl's
bend in her hands and lifted it up until
the face was opposite her own, and if
she had wanted any further evidence to
confirm the truth of her surmises, she
would have found it in the telltale
blushes that swept over the fair young
"Louise," she said, "don't keep any
secrets from me. but tell mc why you
take such a deep interest in Paul."
"Ik-cause don't think mc sill', moth
er, for I can't help it. I love him."
These last words were spoken in a
faint whisper, but Mary understood
them, and drawing her child, to her,
pressed her close to her bosom, and
thus they remained for a long time.
Mary was the first to break the silence.
"Paul shall never receive anything
but the kindest treatment from me,"
"LOUISE, TOU ARK YOUSO TKT, A JOEBE
she said, "and I know John will treat
him as a gentleman. Paul is a good
man, and if you love him ho shall have
would like him, for my
will like him better wlfen vou know
how good and noble ho ii
Then unothcr long silence fouowed,
after which Mary said:
"Has Paul spoken b you of love,
"No, he never has. That is, not ex
actly." "And arc you sure jjou love him?"
"I know I love himymamma, he is so
good and kind, and k all the friend I
have aside from you md pa."
The mother smifcd faintly at tho
girl's earnestness aad stroking the soft,
brown hair gently .said:
"Louise, you nri young yet, a mere
child, nnd I'm afraid yon do not kuow
your heart as well as you think. You
rhp.vc a-grgflV- ? wa j fmm) s m la
apt to have for a good friend when
friends arc few. Yon admire his kind
ness of heart, for, poor child, you have
known little ctxnigh of such in your
life. You like nnd esteem Paul alove
all others, but perhaps you may not
love him. Iov is a broad and a deep
thing, and you arc too young to under
stand what it rtally is (io on thinking
of him as you do. if yon wish, nnd al
ways treat him with the kindnest con
sideration, but do not go lieyond that.
1 f he speaks to you of love do not en
courage him, and make him no prom
ises. Tell him that you are young and
that I wish you to wait a year or two
longer before you enter into any com
pact affecting your whole future life.
Rut perhaps this is all unnecessary pre
caution, lie has said nothing, and per
haps he may not say anything for a
long time. It may be are you sure he
loves you, Louise?"
"I know he does, mamma. I I can't
tell you how I know it, but I do know
he loves me: nnd some day he means to
ask me to be his wife. I am sixteen
now. nml in a year or two I shall be a
woman, and then he will speak and
you will not object. Will yon?"
"No, not unless I have better rear
sons than I know at present Rut a
year or two is a long time, Louise, and
we need not consider now what we
will do then. It may not be necessary
for me to say aye or nay to Paul, for
you may see him differently then. You
may see some one else that may sup
plant him in your heart"
"Oh. mother, that Is impossible! No
one can be to me what Faul Ls I could
not be so ungrateful as to give him a
second place in my heart, when he has
lieen so good to me."
The mother smiled again. She was
assured from these last words of her
daughter, that Louise had mistaken her
heart, and that what she felt to be love
was only gratitude and friendship.
She understood how easily one of
Louise's age. and one placed as she was,
could deceive herself, and she could not
believe that the child knew her own
heart For a long time she was silent,
and for a time doubts, fears and misgiv
ings possessed her. She realized how
easily one of the girl's age and temper
ament could be deceived. She was in
experienced, and knowing nothing of
human nature, judged all mankind by
her own standard, and reckoned all
hearts like hers, pure, innocent and
honest Whether she reaUy loved Paul
or not he was her idol, and she looked
up to him as a paragon of perfection,
and was that confident and trustful that
she would not, and could not doubt him
Such thoughts as these ran through
the mother's mind, and she trembled
for the safety of her child. Then she
recalled all she knew of Paul, lie
was a man of perfect character, and
in all the years she had known him he
had no been guilty of an ungentle
manly act This review of the yoang
man's "'past somewhat reassured her,
and she felt- thankful that it was Paul
who heH such an influence over her
daughter. She was far safer with him
than with most men.
TO BE COXTrXCED.!
Ax old ranchman ia Haraej Valley,
Ore., has been in the habit of Kanliny
his daily supply of water from eighty
miles away, in order to aav digging a
well. He could secure an abundance
of water ten or twelve feet deep.
THE BABY RESTORED.
Til Ki4MpeI CktM of Bank IlraU
cored ts Its Parent Upon taa I'armatit
ef IImvt Ksntom-Tlit Mepatoacsl KIJ
auspera A it rated.
Kasha Crrr, Ma, Not. 2UL At 10
o'clock last night, thirty hours after
his abduction, little DavidT. Heals; Jr.,
was returned to the home of his par
ents and the ransom of 55,000 paiiL
The beginning of the end was at S
o clock yesterday
afternoon when a
strange man prc-
Itho residence of Mr.
y Heals aad reqaestcd
an laierview wua
rhere was noth!ngttvccn Hussia and France.
remarkaW in this.
p It was a thing that
sj had been going on
;r'fa all day. Notes, mes
sengers, special de
liverr letters aad
the stole citn.a prfvte detectives
by the dozen canto to the house,
and tho one inquiry was concern
ing the reward offered, and
whether or not the conditions of
the reward would be carried out faith
fully. This inquiry was bawd upon a
notice published on the windows of the
Union National bank and elsowhere in
conspicuous places to the effect that
$5,000 reward would be paid for the re
covery of the boy and no question
It was in relation to this latter clause
that most of the inquiries were made,
and particularly did the stranger dwell
upon this in his interview with Mr.
Heals yesterday afternoon. Tho man
was told that the off or was made in
good faith and that its conditions would
be sacredly observed.
At 10 o'clock a man was heard to as
cend the stone steps of the residence.
One short, sharp peal from the elec
tric bell anu tnen
was heard the sound
of a child's voice.
Instantly the door
was thrown open,
wide back to give
ingress to so wel-
come a guett; wol-1
come then, however
black his crime,
and with the stet
of a soldier and the
assurance of a ben
efactor, the new
comer strode across iiaviii t. iu:als.
the threshold, back through the small
hall, into the main hall and deposited
in tho arms of tho almost fainting
mother hor boy.
Not a word was spoken. A gasp from
ic father, an exclamation of iinutter-
abln astonishment nlcasurc. nain and
rrrnlitmli. frnm llw. mnlhpr v.i. nil that
to break the atillncss of the
One part of the contract was fulfilled
tho child was restored another part
remained to bo carried out Tho ran
some was to be paid. It was quickly
done. As aoon as his arms were re
lieved of their precious burden they
were extended for tho reward.
Then for the first time was tho man's
face seen. It was the same man who
had consulted with Mr. Reals during
the afternoon. The reward was paid.
Five thousand dollars in notos were
jed the man.
,-atnrcti "MzzJo fimsh." the
ant who disappeared at the time oi
tho abduction, and Albert hing, tho
man who rented tho house near the
Reals residence, were located and ar
rested by the police. They proved to
be crooks parsing for man and wife
who had served a term in the Colorado
penitentiary and were only released
It fell to the lot of Police Captain
Burns to supplement the return of the
child with tho arrest of the woman who
has been the instrument by which un
told misery was sent into a happy
household and an entire community
wrought up to the highest pitch of ex
citement IMPORTANT CHANGES.
1-TIm Ppat.Oaaoa UaparUaaai Ceuakicrla..
.mm KctMMiM.M. taa uruMw af
Washinoto?t, Nov. '2.1. At a meeting
of post office inspectors held hero the
subject of money order and register
systems were discussed at length. II
the recommendations mado to the
postmaster-general and tho legislation
asked of congress is granted, it is be
lieved that there will bo some radical
changes in the methods of conducting
postal business in the United States
Some very marked changes arc recom
mended in the working in the money
order system. These contemplate the
issuing of money orders for any amount
upon all first-class offices; a maximum
order of SMJOin second-class oflices, S30C
in third-class offices and S100 in fourth
class oflices. For money orders of &C
or lest. those which the working classes
use a reduction in the fee will be rec
ommended to a figure two or three
cents less than that now charged by
express companies for the same amount
Another important change recom
mended will be to keep money-order
offices open a certain number of nights
a week to an hour later thnn 9:3'J. In
the registry business it is proposed to
change the present method of dispatch
ing registered letters from post oflices
by substituting a linen-lined envelope
with a 12-ccnt stamp upon it for this
special purpose Instructions will be
printed on the envelope and they can
be mailed at any letter box without
necessitating the sender going in per
son to the post office, as is now required
by the postal regulations.
Fallnrr at Xew Vork.
Nkw Yokk, Nov. 2S. Edward M.
Field, Daniel A. Lindley, John Freder
ick Wischers and Herman C Wilmus,
composing the firm of Field. Lindley,
YVischcrs fc Co., bankers and brokers
at No. 1 Rroadway, assigned to-day to
Charles W. Gould, without preference.
The failure was due to the advance in
Numerous reports were afloat placing
the firm's indebtedness all tho way from
$100,000 to $1,500,000. but no correct
statement could be secured through the
office of the firm, which was thronged
during the entire afternoon by people
clamoring for information.
Valparaiso, Chili, Nov. 2S Advices
from Rio Janeiro, Kraxil. state that
Fonseca, besides abdicating the dicta
torship, has renounced his title of com
mander-in-chief and retired to private
life. The papers are, however. -Je-
manding the impeachment of Fonseca
and also of his ministers on the ground
that they are responsible for the moneys
spent during the short-lived dictator-
ship. The governors of all the states
have proclaimed ia favor of the new
president Peixoto. It is rumored that
the federal capital will be removed
from Bio de Janeiro to Nictheroy.
latoxteat roliea Capala Killed. ;i
Salt Lake Crrr. Utah Nov. 23.
Capt Parker, one of the police force,
waa serving his last day as captain, the
office having been abolished, and be
gan drinking heavily. Soon be became
quarrelsome, aad meeting Officer Al
bright he demanded to inow why be
did not report with the others ia the
morning. Albright said he had dose
ao. Parker called kirn a liar aad pall
ing Ids gaa put it at Albright's
atomach and pulledLthe trigger. The
pistol failed to explode and Albright
ahct three times, only one charge tk-
Uif UTrct. froa whick he died.
rVii ft i
RsuU aot rrnr Kntr Into a tlrrVnalv
Compact An OOat to lh Triple AUI
mmtm of Germany. Aaalrla and Hat.
Lomkjs, Nov. '29. The firsi authen
tic information conveying tho result
of M. Dc GierV sojourn in Paris hx.
reached the foreign otttee tarougn tnc
m - , - a T
Bnttsn embassy at inin. , uc v.cr
ootnraunicaicu w r.mpror i uium onu
Chancellor VoaCaprivi a clear explana -
tion as to tho conferences held In Parts
and the character of the liusso-French
entente therein secured. Doubtlcvs he
ha instructed his miniter to make
declarations with a view to having not
osly the German government but the
other laterested European governments
learn the nature of tho compact be-
According to a s-mi-oflicisl stoUment,
based oa M. Ie (iicrs declaration to lt.nl !., Jcajc lU-nton Fremont U
Chancttllor Von Caprtvi. tho Uuslan . a, ncr i,rightcst and lt "Ve-n
statesman's recent interviews with j iarj;art.t, Nrcdlra," by .avati C!
Prcsideut Carnot, M. DtFrcycinet ! j,jj.r i, an hUtonc.sl ballad of V.rway.
premier and minLster of ar. and M j .nother tine ballad t ' 11r larth
Ribot, minister of foreign affairs. rt- , kittle Hoy." by Mary K. Wtlkiav Jally
suited in a deanlte agreement for an ' uinstratd. "Thr Var of tho s-hxl.
exclusively defensive alliance. The j bv cej,L o, Curtis L K A . Is a
entente agreed upon, according to the t piendid snow-balliog ury "In Arctic
statement quoted, differs in one mst j ac icc a thrilling tory by l.lout.
esscntlal point from th? triple all!- J q Thorndlkr. the rtrt in a rnc of
ante treaty, inasmuch a while that
make tho European statu que
the basis of the maintenance ol
peace, the IJusso-French entente aitn
to what M. Do Giers has called "re
spect for treaties." meaning, especially,
the restoration of Itnvsla's grip on Hul
guria and Hritlsh evacuation of Kgypt
The differences in these fe.iturea of the
situation are not meantime to lc re
garded as constituting danger of var,
as loth the Russian and French gov
ernments desire to assure a strict ap
plication to the existing treaties by pa
M. Do fliers has further communl
catcd the fact that no treaty has yet
Wen signed and has intimated that the
French ministers desire, the conclusion i
of a formal contract as alone projwrly
defining futuro responsibilities and
rendering it jKjssible to pursue a dis -
tinct policr before Europe, while at
the same time avoiding tho reproach of
cherishing warlike designs
,,. m .l i
The sum of these oflicial assurances
from the Renin embassy is that tho
Paris conferences of M De Jiers in-
.. I 1 I........ -..,.... An.n.lnr nw
,, . i . .i..i
was generally ri"jur .-. i, nni- ir.iuiK.
in a scheme to maintain diplomatic
warfare against the dreibund and
Englaud, awaiting a more propitious
oeriod for enL'aL'inir in actual war. IV
(licrs communications ussutno the first
J importance, not for what they dliclose
o much n bccatiso they constitute the
ust ofllclal admission of the Russian
government to the power that a
T 1. t 1 I .. ..11..
. RuskO-French alliunce has really been
f wr. - .
English Cattle l(alra Apprehensive
Loxnox, Nov. 2S. Sinco Secretary
Rusk reported in favor of excluding
Kngllsh llvo stock from tho United
States unless tho restrictions on
the landing of American cattle
at Hritish ports should bo re
moved, Rritish farming societies
have actively discussed tho subject
The balance of opinion among
live stock dealers distinctly supports
the attitudo of Chairman Chaplin, of
the board 'of agriculture, on the subject
"V-Tmers' journals are giving prom
inence to announcements of recent
outbreaks in New Jersey with a view
to enforcing the argument that
before the United Spates govern
ment can legally claim aorihuion
for American cattle it must satisfy We
British government that pleuro
pneumonia is so extirpated that no
cases have occurred in twelvo months
in any part of tho union. It is con
tended that if Secretary Rusk's in
tended prohibition ls effected no
country will suffer so much from the
absence of pure bred Rritish live stock
as the United States.
Tho Triple Alllaaca.
Paris. Nor. 2H. According to trust
worthy information, by tho terms of
aiiutara maniasr iimt b sa ur
man and Austrian neighbors in the
event of a conflict lietween France and
(Icrmany, Italy -would be compelled
to mobilize 200,000 men without dolay j
in the Alps, to mobilise her fleets to
make a naval demonstration off Corsica
and to bombard the Algerian sea- j
lioard. In case of war breaking out
between Franca nnd Italy, (Jermany '
would mobilizo tho eighth, fourteenth j
and fifteenth nrmy corps of Alsace and
Radcn, nnd hurl them into the Vosgcv '
The engagements binding Austria and I
Italy are less precise and of n wholly
diplomatic nature. Tho Austrian fleet
would only go to the assistance o: Italy
if the status quo were disturbed ia the
Wasiiinoton. Nov. JS. Dr. Mott
.Smith, a member of the cabinet of the
Hawaiian Lslnndv who was sent to
.,,,. ., .
V aslungton some time ago to secure
modifications of the reciprocity treaty
between Hawaii and thb government
has concluded his work. His efforts
have resulted in the negotiation of an
entirely new treaty which provides
for absolute free trade be-
twecn the two governments
in the prolucts and manufactures of
bjth countries. The treaty has been
signed by Dr. Smith and by the repre
sentative of the I'nitcd States, through
whom the negotiations were carried
on. It has been in the possession of
the president for several days, bat has
not been signed by him.
Von Ltirrhof llrail.
Vienna. Nov. 2S. Hcrr Krapf von
Livcrhof, secretary of the Austrian lo
cation at Washington, who, while al-
scnt from his post on leave, shot him- '
self with a revolver on Tuesday last, is
dead. Ho arrived in Vienna, accom- f
panicd by his wife and child, on Tue- (
day, and shortly afterward he made '
the attempt upon bis life. The doctors '
pronounced his injuries fatal from the !
first and all their efforts were directed
to making him as comfortable as pos
sible. He was suffering from mental '
depression, and no doubt is entertained !
tha; he was not respoasible for his act
rathrr or the Hit' Ioy II.L
ADalBvn.LK, Ky., Nov. 2s. Maj. ,
George It Hitc died, after a brief ill- -ness.
of pneumonia, last Tuesday night !
at the residence of his son. George T
J Hitc, in thi place He was the father .
1 8-f Wood Hitc and Jeff Hitc. members ,
i of the James gang. At one time Mr
I Hite was a great power in the financial
and business circles of Igaa county,
j his check being good for many
j thousands of dollars, but for the last
I few vears he had been struggling
againt adverse fortune. He was in
the ?6'.h year of hi age. aad leaves
many warm friends.
Prls ncbt at Oaaatsa.
OaiAHA. Neb.. Nov. 28. Dick
1.fC T.-1 ---t.--. ; w.. Uwi!,
: .v. ..w -,, t;. vi,-
uuiu kw hctu ... ..-. ..w.suu,
of Omaha, at Santh Omaha last
olgat The Sgbt was for JSSO a
aide andhe gate receipt. Two ounce
gloves-, were used, mU aleggisg waa
terrific and Mocre waa badly est and
bled freely, ia the foarth rossd No
laad waa all bat knocked oat. bat frca
tfcattisae catil tie esd of the fighr lv
i-refaiaed his strength aad drove Moore
j sdl orer the riag. A terriic righthasd-
j er ia the tenth round kaockrd Moore
pa and csded the haul.
The Christmas WkJ Ake
Is as gay a old Santa Clan himself,
and it 1 a big pack of holiday dli,;lt.
Its qoilt fronlispkc". In color. Is
J from tho terra colt has relict lT
and Night." by Caroline Hunt Kimcu-r.
daughter of Dr Ktznmrr. the lt f-
mou Art-AnatomUt. Rarrlj ha aay-
lh more l(.aotifai
ten giv-a a
mimlnr. IV-Har thr UrT that VTHl
,aUracllhe mo.t attention U th Srst
j OQff of llC yAtT JUrrard" wrlc
..ucj, Mt,jj i Dreams art- made of."
by John Honrlls the n of W,
jf Hon. Th opening torr is as
j jcuclou anj fh "How n,rilma
( camc Ja ltc lUl(l uBc TmC by Mr,
charlotte M. Vailc. "Chr1tn with
. ,. i,).--,.,.-' j aa ladcnt of the
' nfcr jn hich Oeneral Sherman ficurrs
, ..-,,tA:!r in her trr "Tho Fairr n-
ne Man's Adventure."
The illustrated paper are Interfil
ing: "A Roumanian Princess" by
Eleanor IwK and "How I became a
.Seneca Ir.dtan." bj Mrs. Harriet Max
The serials open well "Jack Rrfre
ton' Three Months' i?rrvlct" a war
story bv Mrx. Maria Mclnttsh Cn.
"The Lance of K&nana." a historical
Arabian Wry by Abl cl Anlaran.
Then there are the departments. Men
and Thing. ' Tangle, and PostOSllc-.
Iiesides many bright picture and
Wifir. Awakk is ri0 a vear. JO ctv a
number. I). i.othropCmpauj. lioton.
WiiT In It eaoy to break lu'o au u.d n:aa
hu' lieeaue hi 1xk n fe anil
hi jrult is broken
t if iv.irvaJ l"ar an.t Mhi
, w,Ul nervo,Mnr, tnVr lirtettcr Htm-
;4t.h iluT, whli h invigorate unA - traa-
' qulllxn-. tin nersou t.-Mi The Ui. . of
rsswrv t a rvforin hi orrrs of ilicesti ia
Vheep&,trlc7,ervJnd b.am an, uu.Usl
jf, t, vj0.i b nd f fiHtln,e,tiai
I iH spent to inttoin In the ratri retotf
' lire ullt H IVCCUlKIHlD le.1 llT
I lierVOUn artlOII lloth urv miis rsl b
Hitter, utitcli ! curen malar a. H.t .u
ueM, rluMiuiabniu ami ktJticj trouble
"Vol ur. blf'er thart I am, ' irniarrfed
the hunitiier to ttin lump Of toul !ul I
lh na I ean do ou up lu grate li.te '
A iiicriT imatiki jerhap ws tvtu
when Dr Sherumii :iau,sl iiinsl retr.cd)
Prh-kb Ah MiTTru. but It i jf".t, rd
that it thut time a'l lemtsl.e f r Mi" I !
ete werecallM Httti-r Hut! ho u.ixjI!
Prirblv Ah ' IUv-J utnr," ( iratir er
inmost imj thing b t llittftr.il uu li)i:ltrs! r
nojM hive itnr" led ull uthr i rrt a a
1 liottaet atmilar cat writer. Taciamo 1' " r
-j n? wrf r!Mrmgrit-l virrW ttk&& nJL
cannot ho umsl as n foorcraira I
"How no I strike joul" aid thn artificial
limb to It msU "You're a corker," wa
tho re;ly Washington SUr
TiiorJitTt.rs mothrr aro they who will
not give sickly children Dr Hull' Worm
Destroicrs. They reinovo tho worm, and
tho chlid grows strong.
Wiinv aro acrobat munhrcd when
they jol on euch other
Aur. unlike all other pill. No purging or
pain. Act specially on the hver and bile.
Carter Little Liver Fill. One pill a do.
Thk color lino A washerwoman", full
of variegated stocking.
Hale's Ifonoy of Horchouml and Tar re
lieves whooping cough.
Flko's Toothache Drops Cure lu ono mluute
MossTiioMTits nnd freak quarters In tho
diuictnusvum Texas KifUmra
Who 91"teu with hU liver, conUpuUon,
bilious 111, poor lioi or tluxlnrs take
licccham's 1'iJ.v Of drufc'glita. ; ceala.
THE GEhfi-RAL MARKETS.
KANSA CITT. Not sa
CATTLE hlpplnler ...f I W ! U)
""T"?1 a"'0 "'
jrm hanT "
OATS No. J
HjUL'II 1'atrnti. piTaok
Kancr . . . .
IllTTKU Choicn rrsm,rr
CIIKKnK Full cream
CATTtK shlppls ter .
MOOs Puck ins
ellKK!' Kalr tocholce
WIIKAT Not red
COItN No. 3
OATs No. I
UVi: No I
j ,VKK - "
' ai,inta J'lHtr.0"
I CATTi.K lilpplnx ter ...
Hoo.i-Packlnx and hippinx
bliKKP Kair to cholca
riL"K winter rht
qat'ss No.J ...U. . '.'."..'.'.
( rtk No I . ...
I CATTI.K Common to prims.
HO.? flood to rhoic .. .
rini flood lo rholci ....
WIIKAT No. t red
CO UN No-1
O TS Wr:irr. m!'l
77rf' tom'thing thind il
That's what you think, perharn,
when ron read that the proprietors
of Dr. SaCT' Catarrh Reratlv offer
for an incurable car
Rather anaaal, yoa
think, to find the maker of a medi
cine trying to prove that they W-'
.. . - - .
neve in it. 1 oere
most le some-
thing back of it ! "
Bat it a plain, ajaare offer, made
in good faith. The only thin that
back of it is the Rrmtdv. It cr-s
Catarrh in the Head. To ita mild.
foothing. cicaosing asJ healing
properue, the worat cas jmlA,
bo matter now bad or of how Jong
It baa a record that
4 eoes back for 25 vear. It d
-i , ,. r
simply relieve it perfectly pd
permanentlv etercL Viih a Hta
edy like this, the proprietor? can
make such an offer and mean it.
To be sore there rik ra it, bat
it's so very small that they are
willing to take it.
Yoa've " sstver beard of anvthicg
like thi offer?" Tra eooagh.
Bat thea roaVe Devcr heard of
L l Sv
Jwrttog hie Dr. &jge-i Kee.lT.'S7SSSSS.i;
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All Mm Mil illmH Stinilcal Operalletie pfHersMtf li kM 0 S'ca
ftfij ra fn !. Rimini r,fc !. ! , l ,-
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Burns, Wounds, Hpratna, Rhmat(s. Hktn Dlarasoa, H at mtfM4m
Chilblains, Ku. Takan Ut.rasllr. WaiCur OfWBt .
Coua-hs, Clda, Stiro Throat. Xtt
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rum aAi.r. r.vrTWMKKr at ab . ruu ta, j
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A Special Offer
W w Scp a 4-Uutlon
Ireal Vi J fc
$1.00 PER PAIR!
Th regular retnl prlc of thrs -ctl
ent gloves rr SI. 60 and S-I.7& pair
Our ipecial prje only SI. 00.
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