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Red Cloud Chief.
It El) CLOUD.
Good advice ia easy to get and easy
Some stump speakers branch out al
together too much. .
Too much help lias started many a
man on the road to ruin.
The gossip delivers many a telling
blow, but they are always foul.
No man Is a hero to his valet, and
no man wants to be a valet to his
The man who '.s satisfied with him
lelf la usually disappointed with other
An axiom goes without saying.
Would that all earthly bores were
A man Isn't necessarily rich when
tic is accused of having more money
A man may forget tho dollar ho
borrowed, but he always remembers
the one ho loaned.
, A broken heart must be worse than
h broken head, no man being com
pelled to curry tho latter around with
These arc tho days when no man can
Bafely go away from homo without
carrying Jail overco.v., a straw hat
and an umbrella.
Tho man "who know Lincoln Inti
mately" will have a whole lot of ncv
ones thought up by tho time the Dewey
hurrah sobers down.
A year ago tho $200,000,000 cloth
combine would have attracted consid
erable comment, but coming nt this
late date It finds tho public too familiar
with such Institutions to notice It.
Krur?, tho gunmakcr, has completed
a number of excellent paper cannon,
and now proposes to make armor for
war vessels out of the same material.
Paper armor will bo tho final blow to
the romance of naval battle and the
eong of tho naval poet, Tho pool,
after a hard struggle, was able to for
get tho towering mast and swelling
sail and to wrlto "songs of tho ship1)
of steel," but how can ,ho handle
rhyme and rhythm to glorify tho ships
Now that tho European demand for
American apples la heavy, it being!
estimated that It will be this season
1.217.7C7 barrels In excess of tho do-i
mand last year, iipple-growerH In thlsj
country arc looking forward to much,
higher priccB. especially as this year's
homo crop Is from one-half to three
quarters less than what Is looked upon
ns a full crop. In New York ctato
farmers arc now getting from 75 cents
to $1.25 a barrel for npples under tho
trees. Tho standard npplc for tho
European market la the Baldwin. Of
tho 12,437 barrels of this year's crop
shipped slnco Aug. 1 tho lowest prlco
netted to tho American exporter is $3
per barrel, and tho prlco has kept
"Let a man tell you his story ovcry
morning and evening." said a famous
Englishman, In characterizing tho
(newspaper, "and at tho end of a
twelvemonth he will have become your
master." What If the man is brazen
faced, n chronic liar, ono who rejoices
Jn iniquity, and Is utterly reckless In
principle, who Is thus welcomed dally
to tho homo circle? Ought not a news
paper that la Indifferent to truth Is
self-seeking, and has no regard for In
dividual rights or for public morals,
to bo treated as you wpuid deal with a
scoundrel who seeks admission to your
room and company? Let an unprinci
pled Journnl toll you its dally story,
and by an Inexorable moral law you
will In duo tlmo have an "evil spirit"
for your master.
Under the terms of his father's will,
which have just been mado public,
Cornelius Vnndorbllt, Jr., has been cut
oft with tho portion of a younger non
ns punishment for marrying Mlr.s
Graco Wilson. According to Informa
tion given by a person who should
know tho facts, this Is tho ultimate di
vision of tho $10,000,000 scheduled In
tho vest-pocket memorandum by which
tho lato Cornelius Vundcrbllt always
Itnow how much he owned. To Cor
nelius Vnndorbllt, Gertrude Vnndorbllt
Whitney, Reginald Vauderbllt and
Gladys Vnndcrbllt. his children, $10,
000,000 each. Thero arc largo special
bcqucBts to relatives, to Yalo, Colum
bia and Vondorillt Universities, to tho
Metropolitan Museum of Art and to
various charities. Tho remainder of
the estate, subject to a Ufa interest
held by his widow, Is left to Alfred
Gwynne Vnndcrbllt, his socond surviv
ing son. William K. Vanderbllt and
tho widow of Cornelius are trustcos.
Porto Rico has an unfinished rail
way whose securities aro held chiefly
by French and British cltkens, A
schemo Is on foot to complete tho line
by means of American capital. Is
thoro not sufllclcnt patriotism left over
from war times to lnsuro the buying
out of these foreign sharoholdora and
tho solo American ownorahlp of what
will ultimately prove a valuable prop
erty? Porto Rico deserves encourage
ment. But what of tho foreign bond
holders of our own rallrdads? All our
railroad bonds aro owned In England,
ULTIMATUiM IS AT HAND
South African Hopublio Demands That
England Withdraw Troop3.
ACTIVITY IN MINISTERIAL CIRCLES.
Ilrltaln Iln a May or Two of Orare In
Which In Make Up Ilrr Miml .No Moro
Holdler Are to lla Ijnlr1 IUIIeiro
tlmt Horn lints Taken the fnltlntlTO.
CAPETOWN, Oct 11. The Transvaal
government has sent an ultimatum to
LONDON, Oct. 11. A London ncwi
agency publishes the following dis
patch from Pretoria, filed thero at 7:40
p. ni. yesterday:
"An urgent dispatch has just been
handed to Conyngbam Greene, tho
British diplomatic agent, requesting an
explicit assurance of tho withdrawal
within forty-eight hours of the Brit
ish troops from the Transvaal borders,
as well r.n the withdrawal of nil tho
British forces landed In South Africa
since the Biocmfontcln conference."
The Transvaal ultimatum which Is
signed by F. W. itcltz, secretary of
itntc, concludes with the following four
"Hirst, That nil points of mutual dif
ferences be regulated by friendly re
courso to arbitration or by whatever
amicable way may bo agreed unoii
by this government nnd her maJesty'J
"Second, Thnt all troops on tho lwir
dcrs of this republic shall bo Instantly
"Third, That all reinforcements of
troops which havo arrived in South Af
rica slnco Juno 1, 1899, shall bo re
moved from South Africa within u rcn
Bonnblo time, to bo ngrccd upon with
this government, nud with tho mutual
assurnnco nnd guarantee on tho part
of this government that no attack or
hostilities against any portion of tin
possessions of the British government
shall bo mado by this republic during
the further negotiations within a pe
riod of time to be subsequently agreed
upon between the governments; nnd
thta government will, on compliance
therewith, bo prepared to withdraw tho
armed burghers of this republic from
"Fourth, That 'her majesty's troop',
which arc now on tho high bcus, shall
not be lnndcd In any part of South
To theso demands Is appended tho
definition of the tlmo limit for u reply:
"This government presses for nn
Immediate and an afllrraatlvc answer to
theso four questions nnd earnestly re
quests her majesty's government to re
turn nn answer before or upon Wednes
day, October 11, 1899, not later than 5
o'clock p. m.
"It desires further to add thnt In the
unexpected event of an answer not iiat
Isfnctory being received by It within
tho interval It will wltn great regret
bo compellf-d to regrird the action of
her majesty's government as n formnl
declaration of war and will not hold
Itself responsible for the consequences
thereof, nnd thnt, In the event or nny
further movement of troops occurring
within the above mentioned time In
a nearer direction to our borders this
government will be compelled to re
gard that also as n formal declaration
"I havo tho honor to he, respectfully
yours, F. W. REITZ.
JOLIDERT ISSUES ORDERS.
iloer Holdler Told to He Heady for Im-
LADYSM1TH, Oct. 11. It is learned
from nn authentic source that a de
tachment of Carbineer scouts saw a
purty of Free State Boers In Natal
territory, near Berg. Upon being ob
served, tho Boers retreated immedi
ately. Commander Vlljoen, commanding
the Free State artillery, is marching
toward Albcrtlna, near Stanreences,
where the Boors are massed.
Capetown. A dispatch from Pretor
ia, to a Capetown newspaper, says that
Commandant Joubert has issued a no
tice to tho troops In tho different laag
ers to hold themselves In readiness for
an Irymcdlatc advance.
UNION PACIFIC DIRECTORS.
Ilonrcl Ke-elretrd, James II. Hyilc Tutt
ing III I.Hte Father's I'larn.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Oct. 11. Tho
second annual meeting of tho stock
holders of tho Uulon Pacific Itnllroad
company was hold at tho office of the
company yesterday nnd tho same per
sons were present as those who at
tended tho special meeting of tho
stockholders which was held nt tho
samo plnro yesterday. The same
board of directors was rc-olected, with
tho exception thnt Mr. Juuicb II. Uydo
takes tho place of lib father. Henry
B. Hydo, recently deceased, and who
has been president of tho Equitable
Life Assurnnce company.
Shot 1)4 nl by Highwayman.
PUEBLO, Colo., Oct. 10. Ex-City
Treasurer C. L. Funk wns shot ami
killed by n hlghwnymnn on El Pnso
avenue this morning when going to the
depot to tnko a train for Cripplo Creek,
where he was engaged In mining. His
poeketbook was taken, but it con
tained only n small amount of mouey,
Mr. Funk wns 3S years old and was
ono of the leading mining men of Pu
eblo. Jones Takr Churn Again.
ST, LOUIS, Oct. 11. Former Gover
nor Stone, vlco chairman of tho na
tional democratic committee, said to
day that ho expected to meet Chairman
Jones either in Chlm nr s r n.,i
within the next fifteen daya and turn
over to him the managemont of tho
party's nfTnlrs, which havo been lr. his
hands olnco the chairman went to Eu
ropo several months ngo.
George K. Johnson, chairman of tho
cxecutlvo committee, nnd Sam U. Cook,
of the ways and mentis ronunitteo will
also bd'present and rn'alco reports" oh
what has been done.
A shot from ambush killed DJarld
Bey. tho son of the crancl vizier, at
Elaborato preparations aro being
mado nt Boston for tho reception of
Whllo making n high dive at Pitts
burg James Brauy, a bridge Jumper,
was fatally Injured.
Tho Paris Newspaper, Matin, iajs
the Dreyfus family will shortly go to
Egypt for tho winter.
A flro at Huntsvlllc, Ala., destroyed
almost a whole block of tho tthvn.
Tho loss Is estimated at $75,000.
Prizes aggregating $780 in value will
be awarded to tho students at tho Lead
(S. D.) High school this year.
Major Bralnnrd, formerly chief com
missary at Manila, Is seriously 111 at
Nagasaki. Ho Is on his way home.
It Is reported thnt tho British post
master general Is considering the feas
ibility of introducing 3-nenny tele-
Lord Charles Stewart Reginald, sec
ond son of tho Marquis of London
derry, Is dead of consumption, aged
Shcpard Snndwcll, colored, who
murdered hlB mistress, Rose Henshnw.
last Juno, was legally hanged nt
Moundsvllle, W. Va.
Count Egloffsteln, n prominent mem
ber of tho club der Harmloson, at Ber
lin, was sentenced to nlno months' Im
prisonment for cheating nt cards.
Tho United States supremo court
convened for the regular October term
but ndjourncd without transacting nny
business according to tho usunl cus
tom. Rear Admiral Henry L. Howlson
wns placed on tho retired list of the
navy by operation of law on nccount
of ngo. Ho will make his residence In
New York city.
F. M. Brady, head of tho firm of F.
Mr. Brady & Co., dealers In stocks nnd
bonds, Now York, committed suicldo
In his prlvnc ofllcc, by shooting. Busi
ness troubles was tho cause.
A German cotton spinners' tniBt has
been formed by Rhenish, Westpha
llnn, Saxon nnd Sleslnni firms, com
prising 95 per cent of tho cotton
spinning establishments of tho empire.
It Is announced from London thnt
Hlrnm Max'm, the great Inventor und
iimiiiiinciuror or guns and otticr war
supplies, has takon out a certificate
of naturalization as a British sublccf.
Charica T. Duffco of Washington, O..
ban been appointed a shoe an,d harness
maker at tho Rosebud Indian agency,
S. D., nnd Frank A. Kauffman of
Washington.!). C. appointed to tho
snmo position nt Slsseton, S. D.
District Attorney Gardiner of New
York city, has appointed as ono of his
nsslktantB Jnmcs Dickson Carr. col
ored. Mr. Carr In a prrnduate of Rut
gers and of Columbln Law pchool. He
was born in Baltimore thirty-one
The French minister of war, Gen
eral de Galllfot, has ordered an In
quiry Into tho Bcnndnl created at Mon
tellmnr, department of Droume. by a
party of young ofllcers, who shouted
"Abns Loubet," during a recent visit
there of the prescldcnt.
Tho Judge of the assize court nt
Pontolsc, France, has ordered tho
prosecution for manslaughter of tho
organlzcra of the recent bull fight nt
Deiill, where one mnn was trampled
to death by tho escaping bull and sev
eral others were severely Injured.
BldB were opened nt tho Indian of
fice nt Washington for tho construc
tion of a water and sewer system nt
tho Senecn Indian school, Indian Ter
ritory. Tho bidders were W. D. Lov
ell, Dcs Moines. In.. S7.795. and H. W.
Smith & Son, Chetopa, Kas., $6,5S3.
John II. Pnyton of the Brotherhood
of St. Andrew, having just returned
from an ofllclal vlcit to Luzon, says
our soldier bovs aro very bad boys
and that anything like religious work
thero Is out of tho question as long as
our army remains to set such bad ex
ample. Returns from tho land agents In
Wyoming nnd Colorndo being received
tho onion Pacific land department
now finds thnt during September It
disposed of 109.9CG acres of grazing
lands In Wyoming .and Utah, and 5..
178 acres of farm lands in Kansas and '
Whllo the floor of Aurora Turner
hall, Chicago, was thronged with
dnncerA, Dominic Poterantonla, an
Italian, shot nnd killed Pnaqunle Zac
rnnldo. The dancers made a rush for
the murderer and the police say that
vlolenco would have been done had
not three patrolmen with drawn revol
vers forced the crowd back.
Actlnc Secretary Allen linn mufhiiaJ
tho orders to the gunl-oat Marietta tr.
make a survey of tho dangorous shoal
on the north coast of South America,
and directed tho ship to proceed with
dispatch to Manila by way of tho Ouos
canal. Tho survey work has been
turned over to tho Dolphin. Tho New
ark will bo ready to sail for Manila
from Maro Isalnd within a week.
Tho Rev. J. A. Marston of Owens
vlllo. Ind., was nrrestcd In that city
by M. G. Price, pastofflco Inspector,
nnd was lodged in Jail. Ho is charged
with violating tho postal law by using
the mnll8 for a schemo to defraud, It
being alleged that ho has been collect
ing money pretending that It was for
the uso of tho Red Cross society, and
that It was belnc jsnnt to Mirr Plum
Bnrton nt Trinaoad, Quba.
i no comptroller or the currency has
approved tho nnnllcntlon of thn fni.
lowing persons for authority to organ
ic mo ommprciui National Dank, of
MllSCOECe. I. T.. with rnnltnl nf 'iKrt
000: Gcorso H. Wllllnma. TV IT Mlil.
dlcton, P. J. Byrne. L. E. Bennett, W.
j. jacKson, u. w. Hell.
Tho Hod Carriers' union at Victor,
Colo., declared a strlko and thn work
of rebuilding tho burned district Is
Eddie McDufflo broke every record
from ono to flvo mlleB Inclusive at tho
board track nt Brockton. Mass. Ho
rode tho first two miles In less than
Old R. Sutherland, who Is employed
by C. J. Hysham, commission mnn at
South Omaha, asks tnp court to com
pel the Burlington railroad to give him
fl0,230 on nccount of his forclblo
ejectment from a Burlington train, two
miles west of Emerson, la., Ausust 26,
BY MOTOR CM
A Nebraska Man Ha His Lffo In:tantlj
THE TEMPLE LAW KNOCKED OUT.
fiupreino Court Humid Down n Derision
In the Case of Maine Acnlnst the
llnrllnclon Itoail Moux City Now n
Transcontinental Point Other lovru
Mutters or Interest.
Crushed by a Motor Cur.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Oct. 14.
H. A. Goouell of Florence, Neb., an
cmployo of tho Omaha Water Works
company, while riding a olcyclo on
Aveno A wns struck by a motor and
crushed beneath tho wheels, killing
him Instantly. Tho nccldcnt occurred
on Avcnuo A, botween Sixteenth nnd
Fifteenth streets. Motor No. 89, ono
of tno company's largo open cars, wns
In charge of Motoncer James McCluro
and Conductor A. D. Van Horn and
was coming east When It was about
half way bc'.ween Seventeenth and
Sixteenth streets a mnn riding n wheel
coming south on Sixteenth street
turned on to tho avcnuo nnd rode
eastward between tho tracks ahead
of tho motor. Motoncer McCIure at
once rang tho gong nnd continued to
do so the car drew near tho rider.
Noticing tho mnn appeared to take
no notice of the warning, McCluro
leaned out of the vestibule window
nnd shouted to the mnn. a ho did
no the man either fell off or attempted
to Jump oft and the wheel swerved
almost directly in front of the motor.
McCluro nt onco (Bhut off the power
and applied the brnkes, nut the bump
er of tho car struck iho man on tho
head, knocking him down nnd under
tho wheels. He wa3 Instantly killed.
i:iinl Surfnifjo H tut w Contention.
MASON CITY, Oct. 11. Tho stnto
equal su.Trago convention closed u
three days' meeting In this city. Rev.
Anna Howard Shaw, of Philadelphia,
addressed a packed house at the con
clusion of the convention. The re
ports of county presidents showed a
steady growth In sentiment favorable
to equal suffrage, and tho cbservatlon
of field workern waB that tho amend
ment wculd carry, If submitted to tho
voters. Tho following officers wcro
elected: President, Mrs. E. II. Bel
den, Sioux City; vice president, MIsa
Adelaide Ballard, Hull; recording sec
retary, Mrs. Clara RIchcy, Dea Molnoa;
corresponding sccretr.ry, Mrs. Ina L.
Tnvlnr Plttlivnn tinoeiirn. ! t
Coggcshall, Des Moines: auditors, llri
Eliza Hunter, Des Moines; Mrs. D. W.
Pitts, Sioux City; mombcr national
executive committee, Mrs. J. B. Ro
mnns, Dcnison; members state cxecu
tlvo committee, Mrs. S. W. Whltnoy.
Waterloo; Mrs. Mary Emsley, Mason
City; Miss Alice Priest, Shenandoah.
Transrontlnrnliil Point Now.
SIOUX CITY, In., Oct. 14. By to
morrow Sioux City will be a gatoway
on a transcontinental line as tho re
sult of tho resumption of the train
service Into this city over the Union
Pacific. Under the new traffic sr
rnngement freight from Callfornln,
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and rsc
broaka points may be routed contin
uously by way of Sioux City nnd Du
luth to the great lakes or tho Atlantic
Tho coming of tho Union Pacific
trains, over a lino of seventy-fivo
miles leased for the purpose of getting
this city's business, nnd tho granting
of tno same rates to this point as
thoso scheduled for Omaha, secured
practically tho same results as would
havo been obtained had congress ac
ceded to the demand for a connection
with the Union Pacific by an independ
Knnrks Oat Temple Lnw.
DES MOINES. Ia., Oct. 14. An im
portant decision was handcu down by
tho Iowa supremo court In tho caso
of Maine against the Cnicago, Bur
lington & Qulncy road, brought on a
rehearing to"tcst tho constitutionality
of the Temple nmenument, passed by
tho lost genoral assombly, providing
that the contract between the cm
ployo of any roalroad and insurance
relief department maintained by tho
road shall not constitute n bar to any
proceeding which may bo Instituted
ugainst the road for damaged The
court reaffirms its former decision
and holds thnt filch a contract ia a
bar to suits for furtner damagc3. Tho
Templo amendment wns nn Issue in tho
platforms of threo political parties
hero two years ago, all of whom In
dorsed It. The supremo court now
knocks It out.
A Miilihlntr AfTrxy.
.COUNCIL BLUFFS, Oct. 14. Mlko
8mlth was arrested hero charged with
stabbing a man named Clark. Smith
nnd Clark became embroiled and in
the Melee Smith drew a knife with
results beforo stated.
Itynamltu In thn Htotvtrooil.
FORT DODGE, la., Oct. 14. During
tho recent coal famine tho family of
F. Scougnl obtained logs In the woods
to burn In place of coal. Whllo Harry
Scougal was chopping some of tho
wood his axo struck a charge of dyna
mite, which for some unknown reason
bad been placed In the wood, and tho
boy was fearfully mangled by the ex
plosion and will probably lose one
Examination showed tho log was
filled with dynamite and had It been
placed In the stove without chopping
might have Injured many others. An
Investigation is being mado.
Itclr to n TliotKHnil In Ireland.
AMES, la., Oct. 13. David Hlgglns
has Just been Informed that his chil
dren havo fallen heir to $500,000
through the death of relatives of his
wife, who reside In Ireland. Hlgglns
has worked for years as a section hand
on the Northwestern railway to sup
port a lrgo family. He married his
wife avinst the wishes of her parents,
and to her death she remained unfor-given.
Colombo! Hank Tlctlmtfed.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Oct 14. Henry
Rngntz, a prominent business man,
was notified by the Columbus 8tnto
bank that It held a note for $450 for
which ho wns security and which wn"
past due. Rogatz found his name hart
been forged to a note and thnt tho
slgnaturo was a bungling Imitation.
Ho learned thnt this wa3 a renewal
note, the original having been given
some threo years ngo and renewed
about three times a year. The nolo
was signed by John Tannahlll ns
principal nnd It was ho who had al
ways negotiated tho paper. Tho Com
mercial National bnnk also held two
notes aggregating $474.60, renewed
six or seven different tlme3, nlwaya
signed with Tannahlll as principal
and Harry B. Reed, n farmer living
north of town, ns security. Mr. Reed
admitted ho had signed notes for Mr.
Tannahlll a long time ngo, but said
ho had signed nothing for him In over
n year and these notes wero oIbo for
geries. The First National bank thon
discovered It wns holding two notea
negotiated by Tannnhlll, ono for $120
with Carl Kramer us security and tho
other for $100 secured by Mrs. Phobo
J. Lawrence. Mr. Kramer says his
signature Is a forgery and as Mra.
Lawrence Uvea In Polk county tho
bank cannot tell Just now that her slg
naturo is genuine.
A Bcramble ban ensued among tho
nttorneys for tho different bnnks to
file attachment suits against Tannn
hlll'8 property on the edge of town,
which consists of thirty-three acres of
nursery and orchard with conslderablo
Improvements In the way of hot
houses and other bulldlngB. Four
suits have ben filed aggregating some
thing over $l,G0O. but ns thero Is an
Incumbrance against the property of
$1,000 it Is not likely that it will pay
out me ciaima.
Return From Hip Klondike.
FREMONT. Neb., Oct. 14. Frank
Frnndscn, whose people live about a
mile cast of Fremont, has lately re
turned from a fifteen months' success
ful trip to tho Klondike. Ho has, In
partnership with a Canadian, one of
the best paying stnkes in the Atlnnd
district, B. C. When he left there
vceks ngo there wero two gangs of
men nt work taking out $1,000 a week
on an average He thinks that during
tho last two or three weeks this aver
age has been kept up although he has
heard nothing. From now on, work
will bo discontinued as tho ground
will freeze. Ho came to the United
States preparatory to striking out for
Australia to try quartz mining there
while his partner operates the mlno
for another year In the Atlnnd district.
HeeM Not So Plenty Thl Wnr.
FREMONT, Neb., Oct. 14. Tho
beet hnrvyst hero nnd at Ames ia
piogrc'.sl-ii;. Thy ylcid I", not quit
up to tint of lahi year In r.-me low.l
ittp, but Hi2 .i.ar content m.t r :
flclent of pii-itv t- above tlw standard,
so that It v. 1 1 filly mak: up for '.r.
inck of 'luii'tir. Tho I'igiir ((intent
has Increased considerably s'ncj tho
Au tho factor' of the Standard Beet
Sugar company is not yet completed
beets ore being placed In silos. The
dry weather Is helping out the beet
raisers, tho beets being remarkably
free from dirt. Tho sugar factory at
Ames will bo completed soon after No
vember 1. The machinery Is now In
position and the walls nearly up.
Nolirankn In Wnnhlncton.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 14. A civil
seivlco examination will be hold at
Mason City, la., on November 1, for
the position of clerk nnd carrier in tho
postofflco in thnt city.
Miss Luella Remy of Alnsworth,
Neb., has been nppolnted a feeder in
tho government printing office.
Bids wcro opened today at the In
dlnn school ior erection of a brick
wnrehouso at the Indian school Ge
noa. Neb. The only bidder wns James
Welch of Nebraska City at $3,349.
FNmlntr IInjfltll Fire llnrn.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Oct. 14. A pass
ing locomotive on the Union Pacific
roart sot flro to the grass east of the
city limits and, driven by n high wind,
tho flames booh reached tho hay Held
of William Lockhart, destroying his
barn, several, tons of hay, six hogs,
a wagon and considerable machinery
before It .oulrt bo subdued. Hla Jjis
will be something over $509. with no
Insurance Adjoining property was
fcaveri only by hard work.
Illteheork'i Hnrvent Satl.fnetory.
TRENTON, Neb., Oct. 14. Thresh
ing Is being concluded In several
places In the county nnd the average
yield Is fair considering the dnmage
done by drouth and grasshoppers. The
corn was also visited by grasshoppers,
but the yield Is good and of fair qual
ity. Never In tho history of tho coun
ty has it been so dry and dusty nnd
the farmers aro waiting for a rain
bo they can begin fall plowing.
Hciirlet I'ovcr nt Ilnkotn City.
DAKOTA CITY, Neb., Oct. 14 Scar
let fever In a mild form has broken
out In this city. At present thero
aro two cases in Postmaster Schl
meal's family, nnd the other in Mrs.
C. W. Cratchbiold'8 family. Every
precaution is being used to keep tho
dread disease from spreading, and
it is hoped that these cases will not
llltten by III. riofr.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 14.
T. K. Woostor, bill clerk at the Bur
lington & Missouri depot, was sevorely
bitten by his own dog as he returned
home. His left arm Is considerably
National Hanks of the State.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. Tho ab
stract of the national banks of Ne
braska excludve of Omaha and Lin
coln, at tho close of business on Sep
tember 7, ns reported to tho comptrol
ler of tho currency shows the averago
reserve to have been 37.49 per cent
against 40.23 per cent on Juno 30;
loans and discounts Increased from
$14,287,BG5 to $14,819,109; stocks and
securities from $532,627 to $626,166;
gold coin from $682,232 to $47,495;
total specie from $887,658 to $930,673;
lawful money reserve from $1,272,022
to $1.2S2.577; Individual deposit from
S16.C30.291 to $16,949,90.
SUGAR IS VERY OLD, '
IN CHINA THOUSANDS
Or YEARS AGO.
Manufactured In Considerable Qtmntltlct
Durlnp tho Tln DyniMty Tho Honor
of tho DUcotcry I Claimed for K:nt
Sugar was known to tho Chinese
and used by them as cirly aa 1200
B. C. This statement rests on tradi
tion partly, but it is n historical fact
that during tho Tsin dynasty, about
200 years B. C., tho artlclo was well
known nnd was manufactured In rela
tively considerable quantities In China.
Studenu of ancient Hindoo hl3tory
and industries claim the discovery for
tho East Indians, but It Is much mcro
probablo that In this, as In many other
Inventions ascribed to the Hindoos and
tho Japanese, tho knowledgo camo to
them from Chlnn originally, and mi
subsequently returned to China, where,
in the meantime, the art had been lost
or forgotten. Tho claim of tho honor
for the Hindoos rests on the fact that
tho expedition under Noarchus, sent
out by Alexander tho Great about 223
B. C. to explore tho Indus and tho
adjacent regions, on Its return to
Greece reported that they had foun.t
people who, from a cano nnd without
tho Intervention of bees, made a heney
(syrup or -molasses?). This Is tho
earliest historical mention of sugar,
among tho "people of tho west." It
nppcara to havo been utterly unknown
to the Egyptians, Babylonians. Chal
deans. Jews nnd tho Greeks prior to
tho event mentioned above. Galen, the
physician and pharmacologist, who
:lourishcd and wrote 140-190 B. C, pre
scribed sugar as a remedy In certain
cases. In England sugar seems to havo
remained almost unknown, except to
tho learned, until after tho discovery
of America. It was eo costly a luxury
that In 1453 It Is of record that a lady,
tho wife of a very rich gentleman,
Lesought her husband, aa tho richest
gift that ho could bring her on his
home-coming from the metropolis, to
fetch her a pound of sugar. Even at
tho beginning of the eighteenth cen
tury Great Biltaln consumed but about
12,000,000 pounds of susar. Today
England alone uses mere than a hun
dred times that amount. The method
cf purifying or refining sugar was In
troduced Into England In 1G59, though
tho art had been known In Constanti
nople for several hundred years, It hav
ing been discovered, or Invented, by
lho Arabs, who kept it a closo secret,
which was finally learned by thoso
ubiquitous wanderers and traders, tho
Venetians, who, It Is said, learned It
of the Sicilian Saracens In exchango
for goods tho market value of which
exceeded 100,000 crowns which, con
sidering the valuo of money at tho
period, would be equivalent to C5.000,
LONDON TAILORS FAIL TO FIT.
Tholr Garments Aro Welt Mado and
Show Coml Worl(itmnhli.
"The best that can bo said of tho
clothes Imported by American men
from London Is that they are well
made," said Nelson R. Huntington of
New York, who has spent years abroad
in tho study of the hospitals. "They
never fit. Indeed, tho art of misfit
seems to bo carefully studied. The
garments of both men and women
never set well, nnd even the actresses,
who arc supposed to be exacting, suffer
from the inability or Indisposition of
the English tailors to fit the figure.
The finish, however, shows fine nnd
thorough workmanship. The French
achieve better fits, but the work Is
atrocious, making the best garments
look cheap and hurried. Not even Im
portant buttons are secure. American
tailors and dressmakers surpass every
thing In Europe in making a fit, and
the finish compares favorably with the
English. The New Yorkers who Im
port garments made by Poolo and
other fashionable London tailors had
them refitted by American tailors un
til a year or two ngo, when the latter
refused to touch them at any price."
Philadelphia North American,
Hat Tin May Troro Faliil.
Topeka (Kas.) Special Kansas City
Times: Wm. Trlmbcl, an omnibus
driver, is walking around with threo
inches of a hat pin In tho icglon of hla
heart. The steel has been In his body
for threo days, entering Just under the
Ehouldcr, nnd when ho awoke the other
morning he found It had worked Its
way to a location at tho sldo of I1I3
heart. Trlmbel threw himself on a
loungo nt hla homo a few nlghta ago.
and in doing eo struck tho hat pin,
He supposed ho was only severely
gouged until the wound commenced to
pain, and later ho found the pin with
about threo Inches of Its length broken
off. Tho steel will probably bo lo
cated by means of X-rays and cut out,
aa thero Is danger of Its end entering
How to Abbreylute 1000.
Tho Judicial department of tho Ger
man cmplro has recently been called
upon to pass on the proper abbrevia
tion for 1900. Tho common abrevia
tlon for 1899 Is, of courso, '99, but tno
German judges havo decided that '00
would not do at all for tho first year of
the next century. Accordingly thq
year will hnvo to be written out In full
on all German documents.
Youngest Certiorated Life-saver.
A G-year-old boy of Brentwood,
Wales, has received tho Royal Humana
society's diploma for jumping Into the.
water and saving tho life of his baby
brother. He Is believed to be tho
youngest certificated life-saver on record.
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