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BOTH IIAYE A WORD.
JONES CONCEDES THE ELEC
TION OF M'KINLEY
i And Froceedi to Tell Htm It Va ItrotiRht
About Candidate, llrrnn Ismei an Ad
dreii to the Advocate of I'ren Bllver
He Urgea Alt FrUndi to the Catite
of Froe SlUer to ttcnon Their Alle
Jones and Dry an Bpeab.
CincAoo, 111., Nov. 7. The result of
.lie Presidential election is apparently
10 longer in doubt. It has been ono
f the closest contests that the people
lave been called on to determine in
cccnt years. Wc have clniincd the
'lection on onr advices from states that
.vcrc admittedly in doubt, in which wc
enew there had been many frauds, and
.'rom which there were evidences of
.nmpering with the returns.
It seems now to be apparent that,
vhllo Mr. Bryan, after making the
nost brilliant campaign in the history
it our country, and having carried
nost of the states claimed to be doubt
'ul, has not carried enough to nssuro
lis success in the electoral college.
Rrynn electors have been chosen from
til of the states south of the Potomac
ind Ohio, except West Virginia, and
til those west of the Missouri, except
i -nlifornia and Oregon.
rC 'He has 190 electoral votes, and this
Wf lumber may be increased by final re
turns from states yet in question. He
aas not obtained enough votes to carry
ihc electoral college. Thus this re
uarknblc campaign closes with the
ilection of William McKinlcy.
The result was brought about by
very kind of coercion and intimidation
in the part of the money power, includ
ing threats of lock-outs and dismissals,
ind impending starvation; the employ
ment of by far the largest campaign
fund ever used in this country aud by
;hc subordination of a large portion of
;hc American press.
The president-elect aud his party are
indcr the pledge to the American peo
ple to continue the gold standard, and
oy its operation to restore prosperity
io this country.
As chief executive. Mr. McKinlcy
,vlll have the cordial support of the
jiillions of patriotic Americans who
aavc cast their votes for William Jcn-
lings Bryan. They bow to the majesty
af the oftlec, and abide by the result
(if ivith none of the mutterings that
4K .vould have come from the moneyed
3 powers, had it not been successful.
W- They arc confident the gold standard
i 9 ;an not give the promised prosperity,
' out will gladly welcome it if it comes.
A' They will continue the great struggle
W for the uplifting of humanity, and the
T aaintenance of the dignity of our
1 country in the establishing of the
American monetary system. And the
-Lvi Democratic party, aided bv its present
ISjllles, will still uplift the bimetallic
p' standard and bear it on to victory
Jamks K. Jones.
Chairman of the Democratic National
llryan to I1U follower.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 7. Mr. Bryan
to-day gave out the following to the
bimetallists of the United States:
UD". "Conscious that millions of loyal hearts
are saddened by temporary defeat, I
beg to offer a word of hope and en
couragement. No cause ever had sup
porters more brave, earnest and de
voted than those who have espoused
the cause of bimetallism. They have
fought for a conviction and have
fought with all the zeal which convic
tion inspires. Events will prove
whether they are right or wrong.
Having done their duty as they saw it,
they have nothing to regret.
"'The Republican candidate has been
heralded as the advance agent of pros
perity. If his policies bring real pros
perity to the American people, those
vrjio opposed JjitQ will share in that
prosperity, If, on the other hand, his
policies prove an injury to the people
generally, those of his supporters who
do not belong to the olllce-holding
class, or to the privileged class, will
buffer in common witli those who op
"The frlendsof bimetallism have not
tat- linmi vnnmliisTinfl i)wtr linvf, uittirtlir
JJMr been overcome. They believe that the
4B-gold standard is a conspiracy of the
money changers against the welfare of
the human race, nnd until convinced of
their error they will continue their
warfare against it. Tho contest has
been waged this year under great em
barrassments and against great odds.
For the unit time tluring this genera
tion public attention has been centered
upon the money question as the para
mount issue, and this has been done in
spite of all attempts upon the part of
our opponents to prevent it.
TIIK OITONENT8 OK IIIMKTAI.I.IKM.
"The Republican convention held
out the delusive hope of international
bimetallism, while Republican leaders
labored secretly for gold monometal
lic usiu. uuiu muuiiiiru j-x-Miiouruis nave
m publicly advocated the election of the
tJ Indianapolis ticket, whilo they labored
!? secretly for the election of the Re-
t publican ticket. Trusts and corpora
tions have tried to excite a fear of law
lessness, while they have bcon defying
the law, and financiers have boasted
f that they were the custodians of
' national honor, while they were
secretly bartering uwny the na-
1 , t ion's financial independence. But in
spite of the efforts of the administra
tion and its supporters, in spite of the
threats of money lenders at home and
abroad, in spito of the coercion prac
ticed by corporation employers and In
spite of trusts and syndicates, in spite
of an enormous Republican campaign
fund, and in spite of the Infiuenee of a
, hostile dally press, bimetallism has
almost triumphed in its Hrbt great
flirht. Tim lows, nf it fvv htritos. mill
' that, too, by u very small plurality,
'y defeated bimetallism for the pres-
ent, but bimetallism emerges from tho
contest stronger than it was toui
"I desire to commend the work of
the three national committees which
have joined in the management of this
tampaigu. Co-operation between the
members of the distinct political or
ganizations is always difficult, but it
hns been less so this yenr than usual.
Interest In a common cause of great
Importance has reduced friction to a
minimum, i hereby express my per-.
sonal gratitude to the individual mem- 1
bcrs as well as the executive officers of
the Democratic, Populist and Silver
parties for their efficient, untiring and
unselfish labors. They have laid the
foundation for future success and will
bo remembered as pioneers when vic
tory is at lost secured.
mo cimtr roK rk.i.f on wine.
"No personnl or political friend need
grieve because of iny defeat. My am
bition has been to secure immediate
legislation rather than to enjoy tho
honors of office. Therefore, defeat
brings to me no feeling of personal
"Speaking for the wife who has
shared my labors as well as for myself,
I desire to say that we have been
amply repaid for all we have done, in
the love of millions of our fellow clti-.
zens, so kindly expressed, in knowl
edge gained by personnl contact with
the people and in broadened sympa
thies we find full compensation for
whatever efforts we have put forth.
Our hearts have been touched by the
devotion of frieuds, and our lives shall
prove our appreciation of the affection
which we prize as the richest reward
which this campaign has brought
"In tha face of an enemy rejoicing
in its victory, let the roll be called for
the engagement and urge all friendn
of bimetallism to renew their alle
giance to the cause. If wc are right,
as I believe we arc, we shall yet tri
umph. Until convinced of his error,
let each advocate of bimetallism con
tinue the work. Let all silver clubs
retain their organization, hold regular
meetings and circulate literature.
"Our opponents have succeeded in
this campaign aud must now put their
theories to the test. Instead of talk
ing mysteriously about 'sound monoy'
and 'an honest dollar' they must now
elaborate and defend a financial sys
tem. Every step tnken by them should
be publicly considered by the silver
clubs. Onr cause has prospered most
where the money question has been
longest discussed ahiong the people.
During the next four j cars It will be
studied all over this nation, even more
than it has been studied In the past
rnEinrrioNs made kok 1000.
"The year 1000 is not far away. Be
fore that year an-ives interna
tional bimetallism will cease to
deceive. Before that year arrives
those who have called themselves gold
btandard Democrats will become bi
metallists and be with us or they
will become R. publicans and thus
open enemies. Ik fore that j-ear ar
rives trusts will have convinced still
more people that a trust is a menace
to private welfare and to public
safety. Before that year arrives the
evils of a gold standard will be even
more evident than they arc now, and
the people then ready to demand an
American financial policy for tho
American people, and will join with us
in the immediate restoration of the
free nnd unlimited coinage of gold and
silver nt the present legal ratio of 10
to 1 without waiting for the nld oi
consent of any other nation.
"W. J. BllVAN."
Itoth Side Mill Making Clulnm Oiren
County Mny lie Throun Out.
Lotnsvn.i.K, Ky Nov. 7. At 10
n'elock this morning the silver men
tverc claiming the state, basing their
contention on mistakes in the returns
published from the First, Third, Sev
enth, Tenth and Thirteenth districts.
They state that exclusive of the
Eleventh district mistakes in several
counties change the result several hun
dred in favor of Br;an.
From Clay county a letter from their
jounty chairman this morning stated
that the vote was McKinlcy 1,000.
Hrynn 0S.r), or a McKinlcy plurality of
i8i instead of the published plurality
of 1,100. From Knox county the silver
chairman reports the McKtnley plural
ity of 1,135, a difference in Bryan's
favor of ten votes.
It is possible that the entire vote of
Owen county will be thrown out by
the state canvassing board as a result
of direct violation of the election law
in thai county. The Democratic pri
mary was held with the general elec
tion, the Democratic election officers
serving also as the primary officers.
The Bryan plurality in this county is
2,280, nnd, if it is thrown out, it means
the election of Col. W. P. C. Breckin
ridge in the Seventh district by a ma
jority of 700 or over. Breckinridge
will contest the seat of his opponent,
Settle, Democrat, basing his contest on
Owen count-, where ho alleges gross
frauds were committed.
BRYAN TO M'KINLEY.
Contrrntulale Him on Ilia Vli-tory-TIip
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 7. "Tho iigli"
has just commenced." Thus spok
William .1, Bryan last night, whei
asked if he considered the result of thq
election had been a serious blow to th4
cause of bimetallism.
lie had just sent a message to Mujo
McKinlcy, conceding his election am
tendering his congratulations.
"Hon. William McKinlcy, Jr., Canton
"Lincoln, Xeb., Nov. r. Senutoi
Jones has just informed me that tin
returns indicate your election, and .'
hasten to extend my congratulations
We have submitted tho issue to th
people anil their will is law.
"W. .1. BllVAN."
I-tiuIrr for I'enMnn ('oimnlnKloiier,
RocKronn, 111., Nov. 7. Friends o
Colonel Thomas O. Lawler, ex-coin
munder-in-ehief of the fl. A. R.. wil
urge his name to Prosldent-cleot Mc
Kinlcy for the appointment of commis
sloner of pensions when the propu
Mil kins IIIh Cii bluet Alrt-iid).
Ct.KVKi.AM). Ohio. Nov. ". An ever..
Ing paper says: "it comes from high
authority that Andrew Squire of th
law firm of Squire, Sanders .t Dempoy
of this city is to be attorney general iv
MrCormli-k Wins !)' About 2,800.
Rki.oit, Kan.. Nov. 7. In the Sixth
district McCormlok (Pop.) hub a ma
jority of about I'.f'OO ovr A. II. Kill
HAS A SUM THING.
IVPKINLEY HAS MORE VOTES
He Ha Than Far 9B? Willi a Strong
rrobalillttr that Kentucky Will Vat lie
Added Mr. Ilryan Sure of Only 1(17
Vote Return From Many, Laralltlet
The Knvlied Table.
.States. K vote!"1 MeKJnley. Uryan.
Alabama 11 ...- It
Arkanian... . p h
California .i o
Colorado 4 4
Connecticut.. . rt 0
Delaware 3 a
Florida 4 4
Georgia 13 13
Idaho 3 3
Illinois -J4 "4
Indiana . U In
Iowa 13 13
Kantian 10 10
Kentucky... . 13
Louisiana"-. ., H 8
Maryland .... fl 8
Massachusetts. 1.") 15
MlrhlRan. , . 14 14
Mississippi... !) 0
Missouri 17 17
Montana 3i. 3
Nebraska. .. 8" 8
Nevada. . . 3, 3
Xcw lla'iwli'c 4 4
New Jersey.... 10 10
New York 3(5 30
N Carolina . 11 11
North Dakota.. 3 3
Oh1.) .... 23 U3
DreKou 4 4
Pennsylvania.. na 32
Kbodc Island. . 4 4
South Carolina. 0 0
South Dakota.. 4 4
Tennessee.. . 12 12
Ttxas if... ir
1'tah 3 ...., 3
Vermont 4 4
Virginia 12..... 1'J
Washington... 4 4
West Vlrfilnl.t o i;
Wisconsin 12 12
Wyoming 3 3
Total 447 U07I 107
Kicitoral votes necessary to a choice 22 1.
Republican California, 11,000; Con
necticut, .VI.l.T.i; Delaware, 2,(100; Illi
nois, 1.1S,71ti; Indiana, 18,000; Iowa,
::.,000; Maine, 10,000; Maryland, .la.Ml;
Massachusetts, 124,000; Michigan, -10,-(00;
Minnesota, n.l.OOO: New Hamp
shire. 20,000; New Jersey, liS.OOi); New
York, 2.1,87li: North Dakota. .-..000;
Ohio, oL'.ntO; Oregon. :i,ti)0: Pennsylva
nia. 2lt5,00O; Rhode Island. 2.'1,7:.0; South
Dakota. 5,000; Vermont, 35.111)0; West
Virginia, 13.000; Wisconsin, 100,000;
Wyt ming. 2,000. Tott'l, l.lli.1,720.
Democratic Alabama 10,000, Arkan
sas :i5.000. Colorado 1211.000, Florida 1 .
0(H), (ieorgia 50,000. Idaho 13,000. Kan
sas 8,000, Louisiana, IIO.OOO. Mississippi
10.000. Missouri 00.000. Montana 15,
000. Nebraska (5.000, Nevada 7.000,
Xorth Carolina 10,000. South Carolina
.'5,000. Tennessee 20,000, Texas 10,000,
Virginia 20.000. Washington 10,000,
I'tah. 15.000. Total, 504,000.
KENTUCKY VERY CLOSE.
Ofnrlil CoimtM Alone Will Decide It
llrjuii 'JIH Voles Aliriiil.
Lot isvii.i.k. Ky.. Nov. 0. With two
whole counties, Leslie and Knott, and
Eighteen precincts missing, Bryan has
a pluralitj of 218 votes in the state,
but many of the returns are ttnnftlcial
and it seems highly probable that the
stale board will have to decide the re
ult. Of the two missing counties.
Leslie is Republican and gave Uovcrn
or liradley 71(1 majority, and Knott
?ounty Is bemccratic and gave Hardin,
last year, .lift) majority. The missing
precincts are distributed about equally
among Democratic and Republican
Niunties. Time missing precincts in
Pel'aiiv are strongly Republican, as
ire two precincts in lay. One in
Letcher is Republican and one in Crunt
Is Democratic, :s is one in Pendleton
and tl'ivc in Penikr-oii.
Tin i rp'e'm of the congressional
iVi; ','' i ' ""' i Pi'prblic::ns and
eve.. J).'-.o. i.'i ..
At 12:,'I0 p. in., en the strength of the
tdded returns from the Llc,vcnth t'is
triet, thairman Roberts of tho Repub
lican committee now confldently
Mnimed tin .state for McKinlcy by orcV
'.00i). Chairman Summers Is likewise
;laiming the state, but gives no figures.
THE NEXT HOUSE.
i:onnlillt:in Sure of n Wor'ahis M ijorlly
Di'itiocr.it .1IaSe II Closr,
Was HNfiiov, Nov, 0. Republican
Chairni'ii ltubcoeic said that he had
com 1c i rcrorts from lOT congrev
hio.ir! tli .-: t.s whie'j had elected Re
publicans 1.15 districts that had elected
Democrats and Pop.Usts anl twenty
eight dittriets in vhich the returns
wcro incomplete. Tl "e may be all
classed as doubtful, with the project
that the Rcpnblic.ii will secure at
least one-half of them, which would
make a total Rcpublica'i ni'inbersliip
in the Kifty-llfth Cungivs. of 207. It
is safe to say that undr no circum
stances will the membership fall be-
Senator Faulkner, chairman of the
Democratic committee, although he
does not concede the Republicans a
majority in the next Ho-ise. ghestheni
170 -within three of a majority.
M iiiIiii;.ii.i for llr.Min.
Poitn.sNP. Ore., Nov. 0. Partial re
turns from all but four counties in the
state of Washington show that the
Bryan electors have carried the state
by a plurality c1oh to 10,000. James
linmillon Lewis and W, C. Jones, fu
sionists, are elected congresmen-at-large.
John It. Rogers, fusionist, is
elected governor over Sullivan, Repub
lican, by 8,00!). and the entire fusion
b'utc ticket is elected by majorities
not far below that of the head of the
Vho 1:'iiiIIIchiii llitw lurrlril tho .Statu
anil lUerythltiE: fn Mj:lit.
Wiikki.ino. W. Vn Nov. fl. - Prom
olllcial und conservative estimates re
ceived from this state up to 10 o'clock
last night McKinley's majority in the
state will not fall short of 13,000 and
nil four Republican congrcumun are
elected by from 2,000 to 4.000 plurality
each. Both branches of the legislature
are Republican and the Republican
state tkkot has been elected, Atkison,
for governor running about 1,000 ahead
HEPUBLICANS NOT IN IT.
futlotiUU In Katun Have r.terythtn
Their Own Way.
Toi'KKA, Knit., Nov. n. The Itcpub'
Hean state committee continues to
claim that there Is a chanco for tho
elecU.inof Oovcrnor Morrill nnd pos
sibly some of tho other enndldateo on
the Mate ticket by a few hundred
votes, but tho party leaders, among
thcintclvcn, generally concedo tho
stnto to tho Populists, although they
do not admit the elniin of Fusion Chair
men Brlcdenthal and Love that Lcedv
will have 13,000 majority.
Kven well Informed fiisionlsts do not
agree with the two chairmen. It. W.
Turner, silver national committeeman,
thinks Leedy will have something like
0,000 over Morrill.
To his friends liovernor Morrill ad
mits the loss of the Republican elec
toral and state tickets and tho legis
lature. Cyrus Lelnnd, tho Kansas national
commlttenian, expressed his judgment
of tho situation inn telegram to Henry
0. Payne at Chicago yesterdoy after
noon. "It looks pretty dark out here,"
It is the most disastrous defeat tho
Republicans of Kansas ever have suf
fered. In former elections sinco 1800,
when they began to meet adversity,
they have managed to save something
out of tho wreck. In 1800 they saved
the governor and had a holdo'ver sen
ate from the election of 1888. In 1803
they saved tho house, losing tho gov
ernor and the senate, John Martin,
Democrat, went to tho United States
Senate to join Pcffer, Populist, nnd a,
Populist took a seat beside two Repub
licans on the supremo bench. In 1804
they won the governor nnd tho house,
hut tho senate was still Populist, al
though the Republicans had a majority
an joint ballot, which retired Martin
from the United States Senate.
This yenr everything is gone the
governor, both branches of tho legis
lature and consequently tho United
States Senator, live of the six judges of
the appellate court and the election
f Dostcr to be chief justice gives tho
Populists a majority on the supreme
hench. In addition till tho judicial
candidates in the districts which
jlccted this year have been enrried by
the fusionlsts, as have also nearly ail
if the county ofticcrs.
From the returns so far received the
Republicans make the following esti
mate of the Republican strength in
the two branches of the legislature;
First congressional district, rcprcscnt
itlves 5). senators 4; Second district,
representatives 5, senators none; Third
listvict, representatives 1, senators
none; Fourth district, representatives
T, senators .'!: Fifth district, represent
itives 3, senators :t; Sixth district, rep
resentatives tl, senators none; Seventh
.listrict. representatives 14, senntors 1;
total, rcpresunta lives 45, senators 11.
If these estimates be correct the fit
sionists will have 80 representatives
md 20 senators, a total of 101); mnjor
Ity on joint ballot, 53.
In the Congressional contests, the
fusionlsts have elected Peters in tho
Second district, Rldgely in tho Third,
Vincent in tho Fifth, MeCormlck in tho
Sixth, Simpson in the Soverfth and
Ilotkin at large, and the Republicans
nave elected Hroderl'ck in the First and
"urtis in the Fourth.
President Cleielnnd lumen h I'rnrlnma
lion HcttlnK Apart a Day.
Wahiiinoton, Nov. 0. The President
yesterday Issued the following Thanks
"By the President of the United
States: The people of the United
States should never be unmindful of
the gratitude they owe the Ood of na
tions for His watchful care which haj
shielded them from disaster and
pointed out to them the way of peace
and happiness. Nor should they evci
refuse to acknowledge with contritu
hcaits their proncne.ss to turn away
from (iod's teachings and to follow
wP'i sinful pride after tliclr own dc
vicis. . j Ufc
"On that day let all our people fore
go their usual work and occupation
and assembled in their necustomcc
plnces of worship, let them with on(
accord render thanks to the ruler o
the universe for our preservation as s
nation and onr deliverance from ever,
threatened danger; for the peace thai
has dwelt within our boundaries; foi
our defense against disease and pesti
1 ic." during the ycr that has passct',
for the pl.ntc6iu rewards that havi
followed the labors of our husband'
men, aid for all the "O'er blessing
that hr c Le.:t VojeJiTafeil for ft.,
"And let us, throu"h Ui incujlitjoi'
of ljim who has ijjfht'us rjow lo br.tT,
implor. the forgiveness of oar sin nnJ
a iont'u.;atjon oj heavenly favor. '
'Let us nol forget on "this day oi
thanksgiving the poor and needy! nni
by deeds of charity let our offerings ol
praise be made more acceptable in tin
sight of the Lord."
NEW YORK COMPLETE.
MrUhile)' riur.tllty tho Urrati-it oq
Ki-rord l.rgUlnttirc Iteiubllrnn.
hv Yoiik. Nov. 0. A complete com
pilation of the vote of New York state
shows McKinley's plurality is MO.BT0,
the greatest on record, and something
like 25.000 grcnter than that of Black,
for goernor. In the congressional
delegation the Republicans have gained
the scat for the Eighth district, J.
Murray Mitchell defeuting J. J. Walsh.
Thus the Republicans, counting .1. J,
Bcldeu, who ran as an independent,
number '-'! to ! Democrats against -3
Republicans and fl Democrats in the
Fifty-fourth Congress. Tho Repub
lican majority in both branches of the
legislature is increased.
ItAi.Kimr, N. C. Nov, C. Bryan has
undoubtedly carried this state by not
lass than 10,000. His vote is far in ex
cess of that of Watson for governor,
who Is defeated by Russell, Repub
lican. The Democrats and Populists
huve voted solidly for the fusion
electors. Congressman Settle of tho
Fifth district is defeated by Kitcher,
Democrat, by 500. Tho vote in the
Kighth district between Linney, Re
publican, and Doughtiu, Democrat, Is
very close and in doubt, Tho other
toven dlstriots are certainly against
the Democrats. The legislature is
anti-Democratic in both houses.
GOES EIGHT AHEAD.
THISaiHL IS NOTWAlTINQ FOR
She Ilai Solved the (Jneitlon for Her
Sex by tlolnc nicht to Work mad Ac
cnmuUllnE Wealth nt Ilnptd
T tho county sent
of Davison county,
South Dakota, 1b a
young woman who
h a b Bolvcd tho
question of wom
an's sphcro, to her
own advantage, lit
least. She has not
rent tho nlr by
clamoring for her
rights, but bIio has
quietly gono ahead nnd assorted thorn
without any ftiBS.
Tho young wotnnn Is Miss Jennlo C.
"WcRt. Miss West Is now nbout 2G years
old. A fow years ago, whether from
noccsslty or choice, It doesn't mnttcr,
8ho determined to bo sclf-BUBtalnlng.
At that time alio wos n student In Da
kota university. At tho ond of two
years spent In that Institution alio was
mndo nn Instructor m mnthctnatl'js.
history and one or two other branches.
After sho graduated alio wob olcctou to
tho department of history nnd English
litcraturo In tho university.
A year Inter, In tho summer of 1892,
Miss Went wos nominated for tho of
flco of superintendent of schools of
DavlBon county, nnd wna elected by n
handsome majority. Sho proved such
an efficient public odlclnl that at tho
MISS JENNIE C. WEST,
end of her llrst term bIio was again
oloctcd by a big majority. Her second
term will end with tho expiration of
tho present year, and tho lawB of hor
stnto render hor ineligible) for a third
term. But this is only part of whnt
Miaa West haB dono to show tho pos
sibilities of cnorgotlc womanhood. Sho
has acquired a quarter section of fer
tilo South Dakota land nnd has de
veloped ono of tho finest farms In Da
vison county. Miss West becamo tho
owner of this land by taking advan
tage of tho homestead law, and sho
has Improved It with tho monoy sho
earned as a teacher and as school sup
erintendent. Sho now hns 120 ncres un
der cultivation and has it well stock
ed. On tho farm arc for'y milch cows,
which yield a large nmount of milk
and cream for tho market afforded by
tho Mitchell creamericB. A fow days
ago MIbb West sold twenty-four steers
for ?800 cash. Tho proceeds of tho
farm are Bwelllng her already anug
bank nccount and this irrepressible
western girl has tho promlso of be
coming a wealthy woman. At tho close
of her term of. office Miss West expects
to enter Chicago university. She has
an ambition to become a lawyer. Miss
West was born in Vermont Her par
cnta removed to Iowa when she wob but
2 years old and settled In Fayette coun
ty. From there they canio to Dakota
Doctor Derson, of Stnssfurt, who has
atoly mado sovernl exceedingly lofty
balloon ascensions, carries along a
cylinder of compressed oxygen, lltted
with a tubo for brenthlng. Whenever
ho experiences discomfort on account of
rarity of tho atmosphere, a fow whiffs
from tho cylinder Biifflco to restore him.
It la suggested that mountain-climbers
would find a cylinder of oxygen a very
useful addition to their outfit. On one
occasion Doctor Berson reached la his
balloon nn altitude of 31,300 feet, moro
than 2,000 feet higher than the summit
of Mount Everest.
Tho Unknown AVorld.
Notwithstanding the rapid ndvnnce of
exploration in various parts of the
globe a recent estimate by a member
of the Royal Geographical Society
shows that no leas than 20,000,000
aquaro miles of tho earth's surface yet
remain unexplored. Tho largest unex
plored area Ib In Africa, G.GOO.OOO
square miles, hut even North America
contains 1,500,000 square miles of vir
gin territory. Somo readers may bo
surprised to learn that thero la threo
HmeB as much land awaiting tho foot
of Uie ploncor In North America oa la
Dr. Josoph Czajkowskl, after four
years of Investigation, announced tho
discovery of a mlcrobo which may he
the cause of mcaalos. Two othor Inves
tigators have found tho same microbe
in th6 blood of measles patients. Ono
of Us most interesting pocullaritles is,
that while rabbits suffer no Inconven
ience when Inoculated with it. it ap
pears to be suro death lo mice.
A Horrible Cliarj;i-.
It Is reported that the deputy su
perintendent of a poor farm at Nor
wich, N. Y trlod the othor day to bury
in Idiot boy ulivo hocauso the hoy hnd
ingored him. Tho grave was dug and
the boy thrown into it, but he made
i desperate struggle and got away.
AkiihaIx Curd lo Shudder lu Kicalllnc
111 i:iierli'iii'o on tho Alpi.
Since the year 18G0 nearly 200 fntal
accidents havo occurred upon the Swiss
Alps alone. Of theso how many wcro
occasioned by maladroit, fooule or
timid climbers? Tho fiafoty of every
mountaineering party demands In ad
vance that each member of It should ho
it practiced und steady climber; that
no serious ascent should bo undertaken
by any man who cannot rely upon his
own norve and capabilities, IiIb power
of hrnving fatigue nnd standing cold;
nnd, flnnlly, that tho pnrty should' be
accompanied by a Biifflclont number of
professional guides, says tho London
Telegruph. Mr. Leslie Stophcn lays It
down aq a rule that the loftiest moun-'
tain may bo scaled with safety by
trained mountaineers, provided that
lino weather, good guides and favorablo
conditions of rock and snow have first
been secured. "On tho other hand,"
ho udds, "thero la no mountain which
mny not ho excessively dangerous if
the wenthcr bo had, the guides Incom
petent, tho climbers Inexperienced, the
condltloim of rock pr snow unfavor
able." Who, for Instance, can say with
confidence until ho has been tried that
ho hns nerve enough to Btand tho cru
cial test which Prof. Agnsslz confesses
was almost moro than ho could bear
whon, In 1841, ho was one of a party
of twelvo who ascended tho Jungfrnii,
half of thorn being professional guides,
with tho celebrated Jacob Lcnthold,
who died eoon after of consumption, nt
"Wo started," wroto AgaBslz, "from
the Grlnmcl hosplco ut 4 a. m on Au
gust 27, 1841, sleeping tho drat night
at tho chaleta of Merll, and completing
tho nBcent of tho Jungfrau next dny.
Our dllllculllcs wcro not a llttlo In
creased by heavy mlsta nnd Intenao
cold. At Inst tho nscent became moro
and moro stoop, nnd every otep had to
bo cut in tho ice. Lcnthold kept us
cIobo to the edge of tho rldgo of frozen
snow, hecatiBO tho Ico yielded thero
moro easily to the ax. It was, however,
so trying to our ncrvcB that I, for one,
should not Ilka to repeat the experi
ence. Tho awful proclplco beneath us
wna constantly in viow, and wo could
drlvo our nlpenatoclts through tho rim
of frozen anow, and gazo sheer down
through the hole Into a vast amphithe
ater which eeomed yawning to swallqw
us thouBnndB nnd thouannds of yards
below. Tho npex or tho Jungfrau la so
email that only ono person can stand
upon It. At 4 p. m. we Btnrlcd upon
our downward path, turning our faces
to tho ley slope and feeling with tho
foot for each Btep below, these steps
being more thnn 700 In nil. At 11:30
p. m. wc reached tho chalota of Merll,
which wo had left that morning nt
the eorllcBt dawn of day." The least
Imaginative mind can readily realize
what one false step mado upon a sur
face so steep nnd Bllppory that it Is im
possible to think of It without a shud
der would havo Involved. In the
worst nccldent that ever happoned' on
the Mntterhorn -that which befell Lord
Francis Douglaa and his three hapless
companions It Ib notorious that ono
falBO step made by an Inexperienced
climber, and followed by tho breaking
of a rope, was tho solo causo of that
"A new Industry has sprung up of
late," remnrked a clerk In one of tho
upper departments, "which I feel eure
Is 'something now under tho sun.' I
refer to the blcyclo' cleaner. Tho av
erage rider of the wheel seldom has
time, and even moro seldom tho Incli
nation, to cleanao his wheel. Ho known
pretty woll that It should bo cleaned,
hut postpones doing It Hero fa whero
tho blcylclo cleaner conies In. Every
Saturday a colored man goes tho
rounds of tho wheels stored in tho
courts of tho wnr, state nnd navy de
partments. Ho at first cleans tho
wheel on his own hook, taklug chancefi
that ho will get his fee, which 13 ten
cents. After that, If ho doea tho work
well, he Is pretty sure of a weekly cus
tomer. It is an accommodation to the
rider, and, besides, the cleaner Is well
supplied with the tools, brushes, etc.,
which enable him to make a good job.
In cases where the enamel is chipped
off he touches that up, and actually
makes an old wheel look llko new for
ten cents." Washington Star.
lly Our Own Deed.
You have individualities that may be
eccentricities, but they need not be;
they mny bo your points of strength.
Your efficiency may depend upon them.
Do tho work to which you are adapted.
Make a distinct impression In the
ophere of your activities. Bo In league
with others, for sometimes you will be
unable to do much alono, hut be suro
to do something. To vote to do some
thing, or for others to do smethlng,
la frequently all that Is done. ;Ve ihall
not bo Judged by the deeds of tho or
ganization of which we aro a part, but
according to the deeds that nre dU
tlnotly chargeable to us.
Th Shuh' Cubo of (lold.
Ono of tho most highly prised re!fs
belonging to tho late Shah of Persia
waB a small cube of pure pold which
tradtlon says fell from heaven during
tho time of Mohammed and which for
merly belonged to the prophet. Eaalt
Hide of thin golden cube measures two
and ono-hnlf Inches and la literally
covered with Inscriptions written In a
mixture of oriental languages. Tho
loiters nnd chnraaters are all very
Hmall and appear to havo been en
graved by an oxport In audi work.
KgK for ImulldH.
Break the eggs Into a small quantity
of boiling milk, cook slowly. sUrnng
now nnd then. When still sof turn
Into a dlah and add a Uitl ppper and
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