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The demand for fnrm hands has
rauiod Riich a drain upon the labor
supply of Kansas that advertisement
In the large cities for unnkllled men,
even at double rates, are unheeded.
In order to obvlato the frequent dis
putes aa to the agca of children tho
steamboat authorities In Switzerland
have decided that In every case where
doubt arises the child must be meas
ured. All children under two feet are
to havo free passage, those between
two feet and four feet are to pay half
Within two yearn remarkable rccfa
of fossil coral havo been discovered
near Ualnbrldgc, on tho Flint river,
Georgia. One reef bo found consisted)
of coral heads, somo of them moro
than a foot In diameter. Between 25
una 30 species have been recognized In
Ineso Georgia reefs. Geologist say
that they belong to the tertiary age.
A Vienna surgeon finds that In
lases whore the Mesh of putlcnts has
sunken away In parts as, for Instance,
after the removal of the teeth or u
part of tho Jawbone, or an Injury to
the nose, mcltod paraffin can be
Injected under tho skin and will bo
permanently retained thcro ' without
absorption so as to restore the normal
Half a century ago a thin stream of
Niagara Falls was first led aside to
turn a grist mill. Today n larger
Ftream, which diminishes seriously the
amount of water -that passes over tho
fall, furnishes almost half a million
horse-power. Father Hennepin was
doubtless the first white man to sec
the mighty cataract. What Father
Time will yet behold thcro passes all
In tho Interstate park, near Taylor's
Fields, Minn., has been discovered n
singular group of "giants' kettles," or
potholes, covering an area of two or
threo acres and ranging in diameter
from less than n foot to twenty-five
feet and In depth from ono foot to
eighty-four feet. They havo been
Iwred In exceedingly hurd rock and In
many cases thoy arc llko wells In
fhapo, tho ratio of width to depth
varying from 1 to 5 up to 1 to 7.
There is great rejoicing among the
Norwegian advocates of the rights ol
women. "The Now Woman In Nor
way," says the Klelne Zeltung, "has
gained a glorious victory." For many
years tho Norwegian "Fcmlnlsten"
have been waging war against the uso
of tho word "obey" In tho marriage
service of tho Norwegian church, and
their labors are at length crowned
with success, or at least with a par
tial success. The Staatsrath In Christi
an has ruled that the use of tho word
shall henceforth not be obligatory
upon the bride, but ''facultutlve." That
is to say, the brldn U to be free cither
to say that she will be "faithful and
obedient," or simply to say that sho
will bo "faithful."
Tho busy bee at best gets n day off
about as seldom na a country boy In
haying tlmo, but tho modern apiarist
has contrived to make her even moro
Industrious than she Is when left to
herself. Tho orchards of the Sacra
mento and San Joaquin valleys blos
som some months before tho southern
sago brush. Tho bee-farmer, there
fore, carts his beta about from placo
to place us the seasons advance, and
tluiB, by keeping them busy nine
monthb of the year, gets threo crops of
honey. Tho difficulty of moving bees
during the active season is overcome
by traveling at night. As tho bees
help to pollcnlzo the flowers and thus
produce superior fruit, tho owners of
the orchards regard them with favor.
In result tho plan Is even better than
that of tho enterprising farmer who
crossed his bees with fireflies so that
they could work nights.
A university for women In Tokyo.
Japan, has lately been opened. Count
Okuma, In an address which formed n
part of tho dedicatory exercises, ex
pressed nodal and educational views
which could not be surpassed for lib
erality by tho leaders of thought In
our own country or England. "When
our women aro educated," ho said,
'our nation will be twice as strong as
It Is now. Tho countries which havo
tried to get along with a standard
which applies only to the education of
mon have fallen conspicuously behind
In tho raco of human progress." Ab il
lustrations ho named Egypt, Turkey,
Persia and China. Tho count admit
ted that society In Japan was disfig
ured by many abuses. Tho remedy, In
his opinion, lies in a radical reform of
tho Ideals' of family life, which can bo
effected only by such an improvement
In tho status of women as tho now
university will bring about.
Tho National Locomotor Ataxlan
League has been organized, with an
office at 150 Fifth Ave., New York city.
The object of the league Is to obtain a
permanent cure for tho disease. It Is
the Intention of the league to offer a
reward of 910,000 for tho discovery of a
guaranteed euro. Tho officers of the
league believe there are from 18,000 to
"20,000 sufferers from locomotor ataxia
iln tho United States. They hopo to
! secure all of them as members of the
leaguo, and by contributions from
(them and others securo tho money to
build a sanatorium.
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CHAPTER IV. (Continued.)
Judah got down from the back of
his horse, and having thrown tho rein
over the branch of a tree, he started
after the volunteer guide. Half a mllo
dlBtant, at tho edgo of a thick plcco
of wood, the Israelite was Informed
that ho must submit to be hoodwinked.
He made no objections, and tho rob
ber proceeded to bind n sash ovor his
eyes, after which he was lc some
distance further, by a winding, tor
tuous way; and when tho bandage was
removed, ho found himself In a low
vale, beneath n roof of thick foliage,
and In the presence of n hundred armed
men. Ono man a handsome, noblo
looklng youth aroso and approached
him, to whom his guide reported what
"Do you seek Julian?" asked the
stately youth, looking upon tho Israel
ite with n searching glance.
"Yea, sir," replied Judah, as frnnkly
and calmly as though he had been an
swering ono of his own brethren.
"I am Julian," said the chieftain,
"Then, sir," returned the newcomer,
with a low bow, "to you I present my
"First, who nro you?"
"My name Is Judah, and I have been
a servant In the train of the king of
"Ah, Is it so?" The chieftain may
have looked a llttlo more sharply Into
tho .man's face, but ho betrayed no sur
prise. "You spoko of a petition. What
Judah removed his mantle, and then
stripped off his tunic, thus baring his
back to the gaze of thoso who stood
"Do you see that back?" ho cried,
quivering, and grinding his teeth. "Do
you see where the cruel lash has eaten
Into my flesh? Horara, king of Da
mascus, put that stain upon me. Do
you wish me to say more?
"I think you would bo revenged upon
tho king?" said Julian.
"I would bo placed in the Tory front
of that forco which Is to strike at
Horam, or at anything belonging to
him. I am not of Damascus born, and
my love is not there. I would join my
fortunes with thoso of Julian."
After a very short conference with
somo of his companions, tho chieftain
informed Judah that he might remain
where he was; and that. If ho proved
himself worthy, ho would be received
Into full fellowship.
The Israelite expressed himself as
thankful for tho favor thus conferred
and was soon allowed to mingle with
the members of tho band. For two days
he ate with them, nnd joined them In
their sports; nnd during that tlmo ho
knew that watchful eyes were upon
him. But ho was equal to tho task, and
on the third day he was counted as
ono of them,
(On the fourth day ono of the senti
nels brought a black man into the
camp, who gave his namo as Osmer,
and who said that he had escaped from
a tyrannical ninstor In Aleppo. And ho
furthermore said that ho had n com
panion who was hiding somewhere In
tho forest. Beforo noon said compan
ion made his appearance, unnounclng
his name as Sellm; and when tho two
had been questioned, their stories were
so harmonious, and bo frank, that they
were suffered to remain; and finally
they were allowed to perform the
duties of body-servant to tho chieftain.
Judah could have asked for nothing
better thus far; nnd he was resolved
that his further plans should bo care
fully and surely laid.
Ah! Julian little dreamed of the
danger that was creeping upon him!
The circumstances which might havo
led another to hasten his operations,
led tho Israeltto to greater care and re
flection. Ho had not supposed that
Julian would take the two black men
to service so near his own person, and
when he found that such arrangement
had been made, his first Inclination
was to hesltato least n suspicion of tho
slave' honesty had led the chieftain to
placo thorn thus near him. However,
after tho lapse of a few days, Judah
was satisfied that no suspicion was on
tcrtalnod against himself or his com
panions, and ho began to turn his at
tention to tho work ho had in hand.
On the morning of tho fourth day
Julian announced his Intention of mov
ing, and gavo orders that his men
should be In readiness. A spy hud ar
rived during tho night with intelli
gence that a largo caravan was on Its
way from Tyro to Damascus, nnd tho
chieftain had determined to Intercept
it. Somo wealthy merchants from
Romo were In tho approaching train,
and It was probable that they bore
wealth for Horam.
Just as the sun was rising, while Ju
dah was In the wood nftor his horse,
he was accosted by Osmlr, who had
been out on an errand for tho chief
tain. "Ah, my master," Bald tho black,
gazing carefully around to aeo that he
was not oDsorvou; "i am giaa mat i
have met you. I havo been wondering
whether you meant to carry out the
plan which brought us here."
"Why havo you wondered at such a
thing?" asked Judah.
"Because," repllod Osmlr, "I havo
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made up my mind that If the choice of
masters were left to mo I should
choose to serve Julian rather than the
king of Damascus, r like him much
tho best Ho la not such a terrlblo
man as ho has been represented. He
Is a kind, generous man, and I blame
htm not for his hatred of Horam."
"Well, sir," said tho Israelite, speak
ing quickly and sternly, "do you think
of turning your face from tho work wo
have to do?"
"No, no, my master. I am not so
determined. I shall follow you. Your
commands must bo my law. If you say
proceed I am with you."
"And how Is It with Sellm?"
"You havo nothing to fear, my mas
ter, from him. Tho two men whom you
selected to accompany you will not
betray you. Sellm thinks of this rob
ber chieftain as I do; but ho is bound
to his duty, and will perform it."
Judah knew the characters and dis
positions of tho two and ho felt no un
easiness. "My good" Osmlr," ho said, with n
smile, "concerning this Scourge of
Damascus I feel much an you feel. I
have long known that ho was a noble,
true-hearted man. But he is an enemy
of our king, and wo have promised to
capture him. Just think, for a mo
ment, what must bo the result If wo
take him, and convey him In safety to
Damascus. Think what pcoplo will
say of Osmlr and Sellm. Now the mor
dants of Damascus are In fear and
trembling on account of this terrible
Scourge, and tho king sits uneasily
upon his throne; but If we arrest the
dreaded chieftain, and deliver him up,
tho merchants" will rejoice, and the
king will be grateful. And upon whom
shall their thanks and their honorB
This speech pleased Osmlr, and fired
him up to new zeal In tho work he had
undertaken. Judah moved out from
tho cover to observe It any ono was apr
proachlng, and when he was satisfied
that ho wan still safe, ho returned and
gavo Osmlr such instructions as ne
deemed necessary. Ho was careful that
all should be understood, and that each
projected movement should be so ar
ranged that there could be no possible
clashing. He knew tho wit and tem
per of his associates, and he had no
fear that they would disappoint him
by any blunder or mistake.
"And now," said tho Israelite, after
his directions had been given, "if we
are at all favored by fortune we shall
most surely succeed. Thus far fortune
has been upon our side. Your position
near the person of Julian is most fa
vorable. Impart our arrangements
carefully to Sellm, and await my fur
Osmlr promlse'd obedience, nnd the
two men separated, Judah going in
search of his horse, while Osmlr pro
ceeded directly to tho camp, where,
hnvlnK delivered a message to the
chieftain, ho sought Sellm, and In a
llttlo while the two were In secret con
sultation. Toward the middle of the forenoon
tho robber train was In motion, and
when It came night they camped in an
open wood, between two hills, near to
tho road which led from Caesarca Phll
Ippl to Damascus; and here they were
to remain until the expected caravan
made Its appearance.
Sometimes Julian took his tent with
him when leading his band upon long
expeditions, but. on the present occa
sion he had left It behind, choosing
that tho place of his encampment
should be as little noticeable as pos
sible. After he had seen his Bcntlnels
all posted, and given such directions
as ho thought necessary, he sought a
place of rest beneath a largo tree,
where ho soou sank Into a dreamy
slumber. It must have been near mid
night when ho wa3 aroused by somo
ono moving near him, and on starting
up he was addressed by Osmlr:
"My maater, I have a strange mes
sago for you."
Tho chieftain arose to a sitting pos
ture. "Ib this Osmlr?"
"From whom bring you a message?"
"From ouo, my master, whom I had
llttlo expected to see hero. As I walked
forth a short tlmo since, a sentinel in
formed mo that some one outside of
tho camp wished to speak with me. I
went to tho spot designated, and there
found a young bond-maiden of Damas
cus. Her namo was Albla."
"Albla!" cried Julian, starting to his
foet. "Why, such was tho name of th,e
maiden who attended upon the prin
"Aye, my lord, she Is the Bamo."
"What? Do you mean that tho bond
maiden of Ulln Is at our camp?"
"What Is her business?"
"Sho wishes to speak with, Julian."
"But her business of what doeB sho
wish to speak?"
"Sho did not tell mo. my lord. Sho
would only say that sho was the bond
malden of Ulln, and sho desired to see
you. I knew her not; but sho seemed
so gontlo, and so timid, and used your
namo so eloquently, that I could not
doubt her. I think her story Is truo.
r think sho Is what sho represents her
self to be."
"Did she not tell you from whom she
"No, unless her announcement that
she was the bondmalden of the prin
cess Ulln may bo taken In answer to
"By the lyre of Apollo, sho must
have como from her mistress," ex
claimed the chieftain, warmly. "The
princess may be In trouble. She may
need stout arms to help her. taad mt
to this bondmalden at once."
"Sho begged, my lord, that she might
not be exposed."
"Lead on. I will see her."
The great road wound around
the foot of the hill, and ero long the
guard had reached a point so utterly
shut off from tho camp that his loud
est cry could not havo been heard by
tho robber sentinels.
"Is the girl here?" aBked Julian, at
his sable guide stopped and turned.
"Sho must bo very near hero, mj '
lord. I left her upon this very spot."
The chieftain heard a slight rustling
behind him; but, not being startled
Into quick nctlon, before ho could turn
ho received a blow upon tho side of
tho head thnt felled him to the earth.
He waa for the moment stunned, and
beforo his reason was clear enough to
direct his movements, he was set upon
by threo stout men, who bound his
arms and legs bo quickly that his
power of resistance was gone beforo
ho fairly knew what opposed him.
"Sir Robber," spoke tho Israellto
bending over the prostrate chieftain,
"you are my prisoner, and henceforth
you aro In my keeping until I deliver
you up to my master. You cannot es
capo me, so do not trouble yourself
with tho attempt."
"You are Judah," said the chieftain.
"And theso others are professed to
be of Aleppo?"
"And you three serve the king of Da
mascus?" "You have guessed the truth."
"By the gods," muttered Julian, ns
though communing with himself, "I
should have guessed this before. I
havo been blind. I have acted like a
child. But I am not yet qulto lost.
I am still within the'
Tho Israelite had been watching him
narrowly, and when he saw that the
chieftain had a disposition to call for
help, ho sprang upon htm and stopped
"Do not blamo yourself, Sir Robber.
Judah of Damascus has done more dif
ficult work than this; and you may
tako to yourself tho assurance that
when he set out upon his mission the
deed was suro of Its -accomplishment.
Ah, here comes Selim with the horses.
You shall have an easy ride and a
quick one; and when you aro In the
presonco of the king you can plead
your case as eloquently as you please.
I have not time to listen; nor havo I
tho power to Judge."
The Scourge of Damascus, in the full
vigor of robust manhood, and possess
ed of a strength and daring beyond
any of his stalwart followers, was a
prisoner In the hands of
threo slaves a prisoner within
sound of his own camp and so suroly
a prisoner that he had no way of es
cape. HIb steel-wrought 'muscles wero
powerless beneath tho cruel bonds, and
his mouth was stopped from tho utter
ance of alarm. He was lifted from the
ground and placed upon tho back of
a powerful horse, and in a few mo
ments more he was being borno swiftly
away from his friends and compan
ionsaway towards tho city whero
dwelt his deadliest enemies. .
(To be continued.)
WHITE CURL. AS INDIAN.
BUe Has Had ft Strange Life Among
The curious story of n white girl's
llfo among tho Dlackfeet Indians for
16 years just come out through a suit
brought by Alice Burke against Thom
as HiiBBon, a cattle rancher of Eastern
Oregon to recover a ranch which onco
belonKcd to her father, and Is now
valued at 22,000 dollars, Bays the "Chi
cago Herald." Burke and old Husson
started to cross the plains from Kansas
to Oregon. Burko was detained and
sent his girl, then two yenrs old, with
Mrs. Husson. Husson sold the child to
a Blackfoot Indian Chief for 12 ponies,
and when Burko arrived In Oregon
told him that Alice hnd died. Six years
ago Burke died, and the HussonB have
been In possession of his ranch. Alice
meanwhile grew up among the tribe,
and when white peoplo noticed her fine
hair, tho Indians said she was a half
breed whoso parents wero dead. Sho
gained tho love of the son of a chief
named Fleetwlng, who was sont to
Carlisle. When ho was there Allco took
lessons of tho Indian agent's wife and
kept pace with him in his studies.
When tho agent was removed Bho went
with him to BoUe City, but his wife
died, and she had to tako a place as
a servant, and wob u kitchen drudge
for many months. Then Fleetwlng Bont
her money, nnd she returned to tno
reservation. Tho revolution of her
white blood came when she was an ap-
pllcant for a place in n big tribal cero-
mony. 'men young nuuu uucu
and told her the story, but offered her
only $100 for her father'8 property.
She refused and Investigated, and Is
now suing for the recovery of the land.
When she gets It she 1b to marry Joh
Topophona Prevent CollUlonf.
An instrument named tho "topo
phono," ban juat been Invented for the
prevention of collisions at sea. The
topopbone registers even slight soundi
far outsldo the range of the humav
ear, and by enabling foghorns to hi
heard at Immense distances, will great
ly minimize existing risics in tntci
HE SHOOTS SEVEN.I
Leavenworth, Kas., Maniac Runs
Amuck and Goes Gunning.
ONE NAN KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
rollcemnn l.ajr Him Low Wa at One
Tims an Inmate of Topeka Atj-
lum In Killed by Officer
At Leavenworth, Kun., Michael Kel
ly, an Insane man, at the ofllco of tho
Robert Garrett Lumber company in the
business district, shot seven people,
( killing one, probably fatally wounding
nnouicr ana more or less seriously
wounding live others. Kelly was him
self finally killed by ofllccrs who tried
to overpower him. The victims:
John It. Garrett, aged forty years,
junior member of the llrm of the Rob
ert Garrett Lumber company, died at
Michcal Kelly, aged fifty, died after
being taken to police station.
Dr. Charles McGcc, aged thirty, shot
jn tho back, probably fatally wounded.
Police Scrgcnnt William Dodge, shot
in the neck, wound serious.
Michael McDonald, detective, hhot In
Joseph Fulthagcr, policeman, shot in
Isaac Healer, laborer at lumber
yard, shot in hand, blight.
Kelly had lived In Leavenworth for
years, and at different times had en
gaged in minor business enterprises.
He was eccentric, and during the pres
idential campaign in 1800 lost his mind
entirely. At that time he was arrested
for raising a disturbance, nnd later
threatened to kill Garrett. Ho was
arrested and adjudged Insane. Garrett
nnd four others testifying against him.
After a year iu the Topeka asylum
Kelly was released. He had been act
ing quccrly again nnd hud declared
that he would kill the five men who
sent him the asylum.
Shortly after noon on July 21 he ap
peared at Garrett's ofllco, which is
situated on the ground floor, and with
out warning shot Garrett as he sat at
his desk. Garrett full from Ills chair
and into tho doorway, and Kelly de
liberately fired four other shots into
his body. Garrett was shot in the
neck, in the left breast, through the
liver rfnd twice in other portions of the
Kelly then ran to the rear of the
company's lumber ynrd and reloaded
his revolver. Presently ho returned to
the ofllco to find Dr. McGce, who had
been attracted by the shooting, bend
ing over Garrett. Leveling his revol
ver on tho window sill Kelly took de
liberate aim nt the physician from tho
sidewalk nnd fired. The bullet struck
McGcc in the back at the spine and he
toppled over near where Garrett lay.
After shooting McGcc, Kelly dashed
through tho lumber yard, shooting
several men and ono police officer.
He was Anally dropped with n bullet
in his neck and tho wounded policeman
crushed his skull with tho butt of his
Kelly sank to the ground and was
carried to the station unconscious, dy
ing soon after his nrrival.
Garrett never regained consciousness
nnd died an hour after bolng taken to
the hospital. Dr. McGcc is seriously
wounded nnd it is believed he can not
recover. Dodge's wound is not con
HUNT WILL SUCCEED ALLEN
Already Decided Upon for Governor of
A Washington dispatch says: Will
lam Hunt, the present secretary of Por
to Rico, has been selected to succeed
Governor Allen on the retirement of
the latter from the Insular government.
Governor Allen brought with him to
Boston all his household effects when
ho come from San Juan and he docs
not expect to return to Porto Rico.
Tho formal announcement of the ap
pointment of Mr. Hunt is withheld un
til the expiration of tho leave of Gov
ernor Allen next September.
lloat Old hi the Fyramldi.
Securely lashed on tho forward deck
of the German steamer Hohcnfcls,
which arrived recently in New York
from Calcutta, was an Kgyptlan boat
Bald to bo 4,000 years old, recently dug
up out of tho bed of tho Nile. The
boat is stoutly boxed and was shipped
at Port Said. The boat is for the Car
negie museum at Pittsburg. The ma
rine curoslty is about twenty feet long,
seven wide and five feet iu depth.
Brooklyn Urldgo Sagging.
Tho vertical supporting cables of the
Hrookly n bridge pulled out their sock
ets Wednesday evening, and for a time
! dangled in the air. The accident hap-
noiinrl nt. thn north si (In of tli Now York
, cnd ftm, thU end Mggcd from four to
inches Tlu8 completely skipped
, M Btrect car trafllo over tho htructUre,
but after a temporary delay people and
wagons were allowed to proceed.
Rural Delivery at llennet.
Rural free delivery service has been
ordered established September 3 next
at llennet, Lancaster county, Nebras
ka, with one carrier, Bernard Plerson.
The length of route Is twenty-four nnd
one-half miles, containing a popu
lation of SCO.
Tar and Feather Wife lieatcr.
A dispatch from Elgin, 111,, oays:
Vallntlue Miller of West Chicago, was
tarred and feutherd by a mob nnd
given a ride to the outskirts of tho
samlet for alleged wifo-bcatiujr.
STRYCHNINE CAUSED DEATH
George Colby of Oram! Island Takes ft
George Colby, a young man from
Grand Island, Neb., died on the floor
of tho police station at Lincoln from
the effects of strychnine poisoning. Ho
had taken five or six grains of strych
nine in the Hauna drug store. Dr.
Finney was called and ho ordered him
sent to the police station at once. Ho
had taken so large n dose of the poison,
nnd so much tlmo had elapsed beforo
medical aid had been secured to try to
save him, that all that was done was
of no avail. Ho died after Buffering
greatly from tho pain caused by the
105.4 DEGREES IN LINCOLN
Xenrly Itenclie up to Sunday' Mark
One Death From Heat.
The maximum temperature In Lin
coln last Wednesday was 105.4, or just
four-tenths of a degree cooler than the
record-breaking heat tho previous 8uu
day. Dr. W. II. Hatch was found dead
in his room In the morning, having
been dead n considerable time. Ills'
demise was undoubtedly caused by tho
excessive heat. Only one prostration
was reported, that of Erlu Olson of
Bennett, who was ovcrcomo on Tenth
street. He was taken into a nearby
saloon, where he soon recovered suf
ficient to be removed. Hob ml 34,050 on
his person. He is a wealthy farmer.
A LITTLE BRIGHTER.
Weather Sharps Molding Out More Hope
A Washington dispatch of July 24th
states: Scattered thundershowcrs in
the northern tier of states in the cen
tral west have given somo relief in
thnt locality from tho intense heat.
These showers, which were light in
character, occurred in tho Dakotan,
southern Minnesota, northern Iowa,
the extreme northern portions of Illi
nois, in Minnesota and Michigan.
Moro of theso showers and over a
wider range arc expected.
WRECK ON THE RIO GRANDE
Condi and Sleeper Leave Traek and ft
The westbound Denver & Rio
Grande passenger train on tho narrow
guagc line was wrecked recently ono
mile west of Marshall, Col. Ono coach
nnd a sleeper left the tracks and rolled
down a steep embankment, injuring
a number of persons. A defective rail
Is supposed to have caused tho accident.
The state department has issued a
warrant to the representative of tho
state of Missouri to securo tho return
from Monterey, Mexico, under extra
dition of Adolph Kroger, who 1b charg
ed with embezzlement of 83,000 from n
company in which ho was employed iu
Secretary Root has appointed Charles
Connnt special commissioner of the
war department to investigate thostato
of banking and coinage in tho Philip
pines and report to tho secretary of
war recommendations for remedial
Rescuer Overcome by flal,
While digging in a fifteen foot well
ntValley Kails, Kan., F. Grigsby waft
overcome by gas and fainted. The
Rev. G. Ilroden, n neighbor who ran to
the rescue, nlso was ovcrcomo while In
tho well. Mr. Uroden was rescuod by
his 10-year-old son and Grigsby by G.
W. Thomas, a well digger. Roth Uro
den and Grigsby arc in a critical con
Collector for Philippine.
XV. Morgan Sinister has been ap
pointed collector of customs for tho
Philippines, und has left Washington
for his post of duty. For two years ho
was deputy collector for Cuba and his
work has so impressed Secretary Root
tbat he was selected for this moro im
portant duty. He is twenty-flvo year
old and a resident of fashingtou.
Killed by n Train.
James Durham of Ozark county, Mis
souri, was killed on tho Kansas City,
Fort Scott & Memphis track at Ft.
Scott, Kan. He waB employed on the
road at Godfrey, and had caught a
train going to his work. He concluded
it was the wrong train and jumped off.
His body was thrown under tho wheel
and he died an hour later.
Grunt for Lord Roberts.
A London dispatch says it is believed
that a grant will bo mado to Lord Rob
erts in recognition of his scrvtces in
South Africa, and to enable him suit- 4
ably to maintain his peerage To pro
vide this nn additional estimate will
be submitted to parliament at once.
The grant will be 100,000 pounds.
Will iMue New Stock.
At a meeting of tho stockholders,
common aud preferred, of tho Ameri
can Sugar Refining company of New
York, to be held on September 18 next,
it 1b authoritatively announced a pro
position will bo mado for an increase
of 810,000,000 of new slock, one-hall
common and the other half preferred.
Think Suipect U Grant.
William Miller, alias E. II. Grant,
supposed to bo one of tho notorious
postofllce box robbers in tho United
States, was arrested by postofllce In
spector Salmon of Cincinnati and De
puty United States Marshal Michael
Wall of Helena at Harvc, Mont.
Firemen Granted Inoreaie,
The locomotive firemen employed on ..
the main line jof the Philadelphia &
Reading railroad havo boon granted aa
increase iu wages from 93,33 to 93.60 y
together with important concessions. '
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