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Thj JDc y Tyranny in an Address to the
Boer Government ,
TUZ CC'JMENT IS DISCREDITED
toolln- Washington that African Sit
uation IH Culm and that There Is No
Hanger of War What Is Sot Forth In
the 1'utltloii Drawn Up.
NEW YORK , July 17. A special to
the Herald from Washington says :
The Boer government has transmitted
to the United States a copy of a peti
tion addressed to it by 9,000 outlanders
denying that the present government
In the Transvaal is tyrannical as de
clared by other outlandcis , supported
by Great Britain. The petition wan
circulated in May and addressed to the
Boer government and a copy of it has
Leen received at the state department.
Sir Alfred Milner , the British high
commissioner , In writing to Mr. Cham
berlain concerning the petition , declar
ed that it was generally discred'led ,
-Js It Is openly stated that the signa
tures had been obtained through the
instrumentality of government officials
and railway servants , who are mostly
naturalized. In diplomatic circles here
the opinion is expressed that the Boer
.government has transmitted copies of
the petition to the governments named
therein in order to convince them
there is little truth in the British
statements and to prevent any of tlem
from jolnoing Great Britain in en
deavoring to secure better treatment
lor the outlanders.
The feeling prevailing in adminis
tration circles is shown by the instruc
tions sent today to Rear Admiral How-
ison , directing him to continue his
cruise. The admiral reported his ar
rival at Capetown from Pretoria and
that the Chicago was ready to sail ,
and the fact that he made no mention
of the situation and failed to recom
mend that a warship be sent to Dela-
.goa bay shows conclusively to the
minds of the officials that he is satis-
fled the situation is calm and that
there is no danger of war.
THE OUTLOOK POR TRADE.
Jt Is Said to lie of a Decidedly Kncoura-
NEW YORK , July 17. Trade fea
tures , the past week , says Bradstreets ,
-were of a uniformly encouraging char
acter. Statistics of past trade move
ments received are certainly of an en
couraging nature , foremost among
these being exceptionally good railroad
earnings , returns for June and the first
Jialf year and ascertained totals of an
enormous export trade , practically
equal to the phenomenal business of
the preceding fiscal year. Among cur
rent news features might be mention
ed the quite favorable July crop report
of the agricultural department , which ,
while confirming earlier advices of a
more moderate yield of winter wheat ,
point to a large acreage in corn , and
conditions , which , if maintained , would
easily result in a crop excess of two
"billion bushels. The outlook seems to
Javor the probability that Europe will
Iniy nearly as much wheat in America
as it did in the last fiscal year , when
exports exceeded the totals of the
boom year 1897-98.
In industrial lines the outlook is a
promising one. The settlement of the
coal miners' strike in Pennsylvania
and of the tin plate workers' dispute ,
oid fair to result in nearly 60,000 men
resuming work after the summer shut
down. The price situation is naturally
a strong one , wheat and coffea alone
of all the prominent staples being
lower on the week , and the former
only fractionally so , owing to large
receipts at the west and the check to
export demand caused by reaction
from the price reported some time ago.
Internal Revenue Collections.
OMAHA , July 17. J. E. Houtz , col
lector of internal revenue , has com
pleted his report of collections for the
year ending June 30. The total
amount collected is § 3,248,07538 ,
-which is a round million in exces ? of
the collection of 18SS and two millions
ahead of the collections of 1897. The
cost of collection was I1 * per cent as
against 1 4-5 per cent for 18SS and
3 i per cent for 1S97. This is less than
the cost of collection of any other col
lector in the country , -even where the
collector had but a single state under
liis care. The amount was swelled
- additional tax subsequent
\ this year by the
sequent on the war. The stamp collec
tions amounted to $607,111.51 , wnich
does not include the special tax and the
levy on bankers and brokers. The ter
ritory comprising Nebraska and the
two Dakotas is the largest geographi
cally considered , of any collection dis
trict in the United States.
Filipino Junta Will Move.
MANILA , July 17. It is reported
that the Filipino junta will be moved
from Hong Kong to the Island of La-
ouan , a British colony six miles from
the northwest coast of Borneo , as the
American officials have watched the
members of the junta so closely at
Hong Kong that the latter have found
it impossible to supply the Insurgents
The transport Warren sails Sunday
with the Colorado regiment , Major
Bradley Stroug and Major Young of
the supreme court , who is going to
Utah for a vacation , on board.
Prof. Schurman will a'rrive-at San
Francisco on board the China.
Kndorsed the President.
WARSAW , Ind. , July 17. The Indi
ana association of editois held the
first session of its midsummer meet
ing Saturday. A large number of the
most prominent editors of the state
were present A set of resolutions was
passed fully indorsing the administra
tion of President McKinley in dealing
with the rebellion against American
sovereignty in the Philippines. They
indorsed the action of the republican
congress in passing the Dingley law.
and the efforts of the administration
to carry out the financial policy of the
St. Louis platform.
SHOT TO DEATH IN THE JAIl ,
SI Smith , a Georgia Tanner , Murdered li ,
IIU Cell hy u Mob.
GAINESVILLE , Ga. , July 17. Si
Smith , the Habersham county farmer
who killed William Bell , the commer
cial traveler from Atlanta , several
months ago , was shot to death in the
jail here this morning.
About midnight Sheriff Munday , who
lives at the Jail , was awakened by a
man at his door , who , when the sheriff
answered the summons , stated that he
was .he sheriff of Gilmer county and
that he had a prisoner he wanted to
have locked up for the night. In the
dark Sheriff Munday could see nothing
but three or four men just outside the
building and hurriedly dressing him
self , appeared at the main entrance to
the jail building. Gathered about it
were some eight or ten men , all of
whom were armed. The sheriff took
them for deputy sheriffs.
The leader of the mob stepped forward -
ward and said : "Here , come here , "
using a name the sheriff does not now
recall. The man stepped forward with
his hands bound and In every way
played the role assigned to him. As
he advanced those around him closed
in and in a few seconds the entire
crowd was inside the jail building.
Then a gun was thrown In Sheriff
Munday's face and the keys were de
manded. The sheriff saw what was
up and remarked : "The keys are
"Well , get them quick , " replied the
Sheriff Munday hurried down the
stairway , followed by the two men.
Half way down the steps he was
brought to a sudden stop by the rattle
of firearms in the room he had just
left. Wheeling around , he bounded
up the steps until he had reached the
cage in which Smith was confined.
Upon examination he found that Smith
had been shot six times and was dead.
A WOMAN CLAIMS MILLIONS.
Kathcrlno Hitchcock Is on a Hun ; for
CHICAGO , July 17. Loais A. Hitch
cock , a special agent cf the Orient
Insurance company , is sought by of
ficials , In whose hands are warrants
sworn out by Katherine Hitchcock ,
who claims to be his wife , and who
charges him with bigamy and other
offenses. Behind the effort to have
Hitchcock arrested is a tangled story
which comes to the surface as a re
sult of the litigation over the $2,000-
000 estate left by John Stetson , the
Boston millionaire and theatrical man
ager , who died three years ago , and
the subsequent death of his widow ,
Katie Stokes , the once famous circus
rider and stake celebrity. Mrs. Kath
erine Hitchcock figures in the story as
the daughter of Katie Stokes by a
marriage previous to that with Stet
son , and consequently claims to be
the heir to the whole fortune. Mrs.
Hitchcock's sole purpose in desiring
to place her husband in the hands of
the police , she says , is to recover quit
claims to the Stetson castto which
she alleges her signature was obtained
by Hitchcock through intimidation.
The woman formerly resided in Kan
sas City , where she was known as
Katherine Shirley and where she met
ORDERS STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Gen. Wood Determined to Control the
Yellow F ver.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA , July 17.
The strict enforcement of General
Wood's quarantine and sanitary order
seems to be repressing the yellow fe
ver outbreak. One death and three
new cases were officially reported to
day , but there have been no new cases
among the United States troops. Many
American and Jamaican vagrants have
been arrested and taken to the deten
Dr. Childs , an American physician ,
was arrested subject to the fumiga
tion process , and locked up for con
cealing a raee of the fever at his own
residence Th's patient , an English
employe of the North American Trust
company , died today.
Aguinaldo's riot to Murder.
SA.N FRANCISCO , July 17. The of
ficers of the Second Oregon regiment ,
while very guarded in their statements
admit that the condition of the Amer
ican trcops at Manila at the outbreak
of hostilities between the United
States and the Filipinos was very crit
The capture of a letter sent from
inside our lines in Manila to an em
issary of Aguinaldo is probably all
that saved our army from a terrible
disaster and possible annihilation. The
letter was taken to General Otis , who
found in it the plans of a plot to open
the gates of Manila , sac-k the city ,
murder the guards and allow the insur
gent army to pour into the American
camps and surprise th3 men. The
United States troops were under aims
all night to meet the expected attempt
but the enemy had learned of the cap
ture of the letter and the only part of
the plot that was carried out was
the burning of a portion of the city
She Sh-t in Self Defense.
CHICAGO , July 17. A special to the
Times-Herald from St Louis says :
Louis W. Holladay , son of Jesse W.
Holladay , a Chicago millionaire , is ly
ing probably fatally wounded at the
Baptist sanitarium. He was shot late
last night by his wife at their home.
Mrs. Holladay was arrested and locked
up at the police station. She says that
she did the shooting in self-defense.
Young Holladay met Mrs. Holladay ,
nee Annie Brewster , a trick bicycle
.rider , in Houston , Tex. , in 1897.
Plan a Silver Meeting.
NEW YORK , July 17. The Chicago
platform democrats at a meeting last
night adopted a resolution providing
for a big sier meeting to be held in
this city or at one of the nearby sum
mer resorts on Labor Day. At this
meeting , if the wishes of the local sll-
verites are carried out , addresses will
be made by William J. Bryan , ex-Gov
ernor John P. Altgeld , George Fred
Williams and Judge Tarvin of Ken
tucky. Mr. Williams has already an
nounced his willingness to be present
and the strongest efforts will be made
to secure the other speakers named.
MSN IM TOEffi
Another Trolley Strike On in tha City of
A NUMBER Of ARRESTS ARE MADE
Kmploycs of the Rup'.d Transit Company
Have a Grievance Which They Want
Redressed Strikers Make Trouhlo for
the roliee Non-Untou Train Crows
Assaulted and Kails Torn Up.
NEW YORK , July 17 Another
; rolley strike is on in Brooklyn. Near
ly all the conductors and motormeu
of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit com
pany , numbering several thousand ,
quit work at 5 o'clock this morning.
Those who had cars out left them on
the tracks. The company endeavored
to run cars with nonunion men on all
the lines and there was much disorder.
Wires were cut , rails were torn up and
at the Mrcy avenue stables a crowd
of 3,000 men resisted the police.
Many arrests were made during the
day. On some lines the company
maintained a regular service and on
others they failed altogether. Cars
were unable to run to the ocean
beaches. The tie-up has not been
nearly so complete as the labor lead
ers said it would be.
So far this strike has not been as
effective as that of 1895 , but there is
no telling how long or far-reaching
it may become. Meetings have been
held daily and nightly for the last
week , and it was inferred by the re
ports given out by the employes and
their advisers since Thursday last that
while a strike was imminent it would
not occur for some days to come. Gen-
eraf Master Workman Parsons and
District Master Workman Pines had
charge of the men's affairs and a strike
was called at 4:30 yesterday morning.
Shortly after midnight about 100
policemen from the precincts of Man
hattan and the Bronx districts were
sent to different barns , and many were
placed along the several routes com
prising the territory covered by the
Brooklyn Traction company. Up to
half past 7 o'clock there were very few
cars run over these lines and those
sent out from the different barns were
policed by two , three and four con
stables. On the Putnam avenue line
only a few men refused to work and
it was notable that scarcely a half
dozen of the cars on this division were
The Flatbush and Bergen Beach
cars , the Norstraud avenue , Gates ,
Ralph and Myrtle avenue cars , as well
as the Third avenue trolleys , had a
meager service in the early hours of
the day , but traffic on the old Nassau
lines , which comprise the Fifth , Sev
enth , Park and Vanderbilt avenues ,
and Douglas and Butler streets roads
will be practically at a standstill. The
men on the Nassau road were most
determined and not one of the motormen -
men or conductors went to work. The
cars remained idle for several hours ,
but by 10 o'clock about one-tenth of
the regular rolling stock was working.
These cars were manned by inspectors
and linemen , and , in fact , oilers and
helpers were pressed into service seas
as to maintain a partial running of
By the middle of the afternoon over
50 per cent of the old men on the
Galtes. Ralph , Broadway , Myrtle ave
nue , Flushing and Third avenue roads
were at work on these lines. Later in
the afternoon the cars on the latter
road were running at intervals of ten
minutes , which meant that the service
was crippled about one-third.
Kxperiments with High Explosive * . "
WASHINGTON , July 17. The War
department has recently concluded an
exhaustive series of experiments at
Sandy Hook with high explosives and
the largest field guns that promises to
mark a material advance in the artil
lery branch of the army. Permanent
arrangements were made under the
Board of Ordnance of Fortification ,
composed of both line and staff offi
cers and of which the major general
commanding the army is chairman.
The board's report is in shape to be
presented to the secretary of war and
if adopted Avill result in arming the
troops in the Philippines with the
most advanced type of light field guns
in the world. The board has decided
on a type of field gun which can fire
fifteen aimed shots per minute , which
can be operated with one man and
which its full crew can take to pieces
in thirteen seconds for loading on
mule back for transportation where-
over needed. 71 is three-inch caliber ,
can carry shrapnel or a bursting
charge of high explosives , which will
kill by concussion in a radius of 209
The Ala ka Dispute.
LONDON , July 17. There is a re
crudescence of anxiety regarding the
Alaskan dispute in political circles ,
though the general public does not at
tach much importance to the matter.
Jingo newspapers like the Saturday
Review grasped the opportunity to re-
air their anti-American proclivities.
The Review thinks that as the time
for the presidential nominations approaches
preaches President MciKnley may "find
the Cleveland precedent overtempting
and launch an arrogant Alaska mes
sage against England , the recognition
of which would be very different to
the success attending the Venezuelan
Sees Danger Ahead.
PARIS , July 17. La Republlque
Francalse , commenting upon the dan
ger in which the proposed. Franco-
American commercial convention will
place our national productions , says :
"The project provoked legitimate
tests. The argiculturlsts of Ain de
partment have already remonstrated
and others will follow , as all parts
of the country will be affected. "
Kipling's Latest Disaster.
LONDON , July 17. Rudyard Kip-
ilng's right thumb has been bitten by
a dog and is considerably inflamed.
He carries his arm in a sling , but it
is not thought the injury will have
RESERVOIRS POR LIVE STOCK.
Their Threatened Monopolization Doc
> 'ot Create Apprehension.
WASHINGTON , July 17. Reports
reaching the Interior department of a
threatening monopolization of a num
ber of points of the landn acquirable
under the law relating to reservoirs
for watering live stock create no appre
hension on the part of the authorities.
The say that the rules and regulations
put in focse for the execution of the
law have been so carefully framed that
there Is no danger of Individuals get
ting more than their share of the pub
lic domain or the infliction of any pos
sible injury to the common use of the
areas concerned. The new code of
rules , it is stated , restrict flilings made
previous to the issuance of the rules ,
taking from them every tendency to
monopoly , these previous filings being
now returend to the paritcs with in
structions that the applications for
such lands must conform to the later
They are also designed to prevent an
exclusive right to the tract taken , giv
ing the land the status of a commun-
cative property open to all seeking
the water rights and furthermore , they
restrict the maximum quantity of land
in any section to 160 acres to each in
dividual , but even this is not permis
sible unless the party has built a res
ervoir having a capacity of 500,000 gallons
lens , any less capacity reducing the
area allowed proportionately. The
land taken cannot be fenced or other
wise enclosed and must be kept open
to the free use of everyone wanting to
water his animals , any noncompllance
with the law and regulations resulting
in cancellation of rights.
NO ONE CLAIMS AUTHORSHIP.
The Fronunclamonto Recently Issued
Against Uncle Sam.
HAVANA , July 17. The pronunicia-
mento recently issued in the city of
Matanzas , signed "Betancourt , " and
calling upon Cubans to prepare to hurl
from the country the "crafty eagle , "
as they had removed the "haughty and
hungry Spanish lion , " is now believed
by many to have been the production
of the civil governor of Matanzas. The
reasons for this view are not very
convincing , but Senor Batancourt has
not positively denied the authorship
and it is notorious that he has express
ed almost identical sentiments in the
Havana cafes on different occasions be
fore American officers. He once used
language closely resembling that of the
"proclamation" in the presence of an
American brigadier general and an
Both officers believe it quite probable
that he wrote the appeal. If not its
author , then in their judgment , he was
cognizant of it and agreed to the use
of his name. Many Cuban officers of
high rank are satisfied that Senor Be
tancourt was in some way intimately
related to the publication and circula
tion of the address to the people of
Matanzas. General Wilson , military
governor of the Matanzas-Santa Clara
department will doubtless ask the civil
governor for an explanation in case
there is no denial from him.
Investigation of Trusts.
CHICAGO , July 17. The general
committee on arrangements for the
conference on combinations and trusts
called by the Civic federation of Chicago
cage has mailed circular letters to 625
trusts and combinations throughout
the country , asking twenty-six ques
tions , such as the number of organiza
tions included in the consolidation , the
number yet outside , the original cap
ital of the various concerns now
merged , the present capital employed ,
the effect on prices of products and
the effect on labor so far as to dis
placement and rate of wages.
Of the labor unions in the various
crafts employed in these combinations ,
questions are asked as to the effect on
wages , hours of work and the number
thrown out of employment by the or
ganization of the trusts.
The WyomlnR and Southern.
FORT STEELE , Wyo. , July 17. Men
and teams are beginning to arrive here
in large numbers for work on the grade
of the Wyoming & Southern railroad
between this city and Saratoga. John
Flick of Denver has been awarded the
contract for constructing the grade and
he is now here superintending the
work. The old grade of the Union
Pacific has been found to be in first-
class condition and very little work
will be necessary to place it in shape
for the ties and steel. This grade is
about twenty miles in length and will
be necessary to construct only about
eight miles of new grade , exclusive of
the side tracks.
Soldier Violated Orders.
ALBANY , Ore. , July 17. Frank M.
GIrard , a member of Company I , Oregon
gen volunteers , has arrived here from
San Francisco , in violation of orders.
On reaching San Francisco harbor ,
while still on shipboard , he received
a telegram that his mother , who re
sides near Monmouth , was dying , and
asked him to come at once. He applied
to the officer for a furloush , offering
the telegram as a reason , but it was
refused. By the aid of sympathetic
comrades he was let down by a rope
into a small boat and went ashore ,
taking the train at once for fcome. He
says that he will return to his regi
ment in a few days.
They Are Ifot Crow Indiana.
DEADWOOD , S. D. , July 17. Your
correspondent has just recpived a mes
sage from Pine Ridge agency relative
to the Crow Indian case , which reads :
"The Indians in question are not
Crows. They presumably belong eith
er to Pine Ridge or Rosebud agen
cies. The posse has arrived from
Edgemont and an investigation of the
Indians is in progress. If it is found
that they belong to this reservation
they will be arrested. The case is in
the hands of the government.
' 'MAJOR CLAPP. Agent. "
The Story "Was False.
MADRID , July 17. El Liberal , which
yesterday published a statement to the
effect that a deficit of 2,750,000 pesetas
had been discovered in the accounts of
the Northern Railway company due to
embezzlements , publishes a retraction
toda admitting that the story was
false and apologizing.
Nd INTO EFFECT
The HOT/ Treaty with Jap Lc.z iracl
on the 17th.
fHAT COUNTRY ON A NEW TOOTING
f ho New Treaty of Far Reaching Import
ance In Its isolations with the United
States Leading Countries In the Com-
jmotTlIO system Under Old Treaties
WASHINGTON , July 17 A new
treaty between the United States ana
Japan goes into effect today , at
which time also new treaties between
Japan and nearly all the countries of
Europe and some of the South Ameri
can republics also go Into effect. It
is an effect of far reaching importance
in the relations between Japan and
the United States , as it does away
with the treaty methods which have
been in vogue for nearly fifty years
and substitutes an entirely new meth
od of procedure. The same is true in
the relations of Japan with other
countries. Taken as a whole the
many treaties which go into effect to
morrow place Japan on an entirely
new footing with the world at large
as she is recognized for the first time
as an equal in every respect.
The treaty with this country was
made November 22 , 1894 , In Washing
ton , between Secretary Gresham and
Minister Kureno , who then represent
ed Japan here. The changes it made
were so far reaching that it was deter
mined the treaty should not go into
operation until July 17 , 1899.
Mr. Jutaro Komura , the present Ja
panese minister in Washington , was
seen at the Japanese legation toJay
and gave an interesting outline of the
more important features of this ar
rangement. He said :
The 17th of July marks the turning
point in the diplomatic history not
only of Japan , but of the oriental coun
tries in general. It will be the first
instance in which the western powers
have recognized the full sovereignty
of an oriental state. This action of
the enlightened nations of Europe and
America shows that If any country is
ready to assume a full share in the
responsibility and affairs of the world
at large these old and enlightened pow
ers are ready to admit such a country
to full comity among nations. So we
regard the advent of this treaty as
a very important step not only for
Japan , but for all the nations of the
The countries with which Japan has
made new treaties are the United
States , England , Germany , France ,
Russia , Austria , Italy , Spain , Portu
gal , Belgium , Holland , Denmark , Swe
den and Norway , Switzerland and Pe
ru. All of these go into effect today ex
cept those with France and Austria ,
which are deferred until August 4.
With most of these countries Japan
had treaty relations before , but they
were crude and unsatisfactory.
To understand the change it is ne
cessary to look at the system under
which the old treaties existed. This
was essentially based on two princi
ples : First , that foreign residents in
Japan shall enjoy the provisions of
e traterritorialty , that is , they should
be amenable to the laws and juris
diction of the consul of their own
country and not to Japanese jurisdic
tion , and , second , that foreign resi
dents in Japan shall be confined to
certain open ports , outside of which
foreigners could not reside , own prop
erty or engage in trade. The result
was in effect about fifteen or sixteen
systems of courts in Japan for the
purpose of trying foreigners who com
mit offenses in Japan. Furthermore ,
most of the powers claimed that Ja
panese laws were not binding upon
foreigners. For instance , take our
quarantine law. While it protected
us as against our own people , yet
there was no protection in the case
of an infected foreign ship. The only
exception to this refusal to recognize
Japanese law was the United States ,
which recognized from the first the
binding force for the Japanese law.
One of the bad effects of this sys
tem was that foreign residents had
entire immunity from taxation. The
Japanese paid all the taxes. All of
this has now disappeared and foreign
ers are under the same provisions as
well as the same obligations as the
Japanese citizens , no more and no
less. The first step in the new system
is to put an end to the old fiction of
extraterritorialty , by which foreign
citizens were judged by different stan
dards from Japanese.
United States Jfot Asked.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , July 17. Up
to the present time there has been no
suggestion from any foreign power
that the United States should take ac
tion concerning the Transvaal. When
the recent cable dispatch from Pretoria
brought the first information that rep
resentations would be made to Wash
ington a rumor that such representa
tions would come promptly met with
a positive denial
that Germany was
acting in any capacity in connection
with the Transvaal difficulties. At the
British embassy it is said no instruc
tions of any kind relating to the
Transvaal have been received.
Prominent Klk Dead.
MINNEAPOLIS , Mich. , July 17. C.
M. Foot , grand exalted leading knight
of the grand loge. Order of Elks , died
in this city today from heart failure ,
superinduced by a complication of dis
eases. Mr. Foote was one of the lead
ing citizens of Minneapolis , and a few
years ince was a prominent candidate
for postmaster. He was 50 years old.
Mr. Foote was one of those Injured In
the collapse of the coliseum at At
lantic City , N. J. , in 1895.
Fifty Thousand Resume.
PITTSBURG. Pa. , July 17. Tin
plate workers throughout the country
to the number of nearly 50,000 resume
work tomorrow after an idleness of
two weeks. The scale fixed on at Chicago
cage is based on the price of bars , the
minimum advance over last year's
scale is placed at 15 per cent , which
will prevail until June 30 , 1900.
A Free Imposition.
Fabrics and products from all the
irld's lending markets are displayed
by Haydcn Bros. , "Tho Big Store , " III
Omaha. This is a wonderful exposi : y
tion in Itself. Visitors to Omaha make
it a point to Include It among the
points of Interest , even when not In
terested In purchasing. Haydcn Broa.
carry immense stocks and arc first to
show all the new styles and fads and
set the fashions for the entire
west. Buying direct from for
eign and domestic manufactur
ers , they are enabled to quotn
prices on stylish now goods away be
low those charged by the ordinary
merchant for medium grades , besides
giving an almost unlimited assort
ment to select from. Baggage Is
checked free for all vlsltois and waitIng -
Ing rooms and writing material pro
vided free by this big firm.
There are throughout the United
Kingdom nearly one hundred and thir
ty thousand women engaged in teach
ing , almost three times the number
V. 8. I'atont Ofllco UusliteAM.
An application filed by us June 27 ,
1899 , for a label entitled "Kidney-
Bean , " for a medicine prepared and
sold by the "Manne Chemical Co. , of
DCS Molnes , was allowed Juno 30.
Mrs. E. Marplo of Des Molnes hai
invented a design for a member of .1
belt clasp adapted to be permanently
fixed to the ends of a belt In such a
manner that an ornamental member
can be readily connected and discon
nected and used advantageously on
different belts at different times.
An application for a patent for Im
provements in corn harvesters , by
which the clogging incident to moving
the stalks from the cutters to the
binder Is prevented , filed November
26 , 1897 , for the Inventor , W. H. Gray ,
of Eddyville , la. , was allowed July
1 , 1899.
Consultation and advice free. Val
uable information about securing , val
uing and selling patents sent to appli
cants. Correspondence solicited.
THOS. G. ORWIG & CO. ,
Solicitors of Patents.
Des Moines , la. , July 8 , 1899.
The National City bank of New York
which has bought the old custom hause
in that city , is now the largest bank
in the United States , with deposits of
$120,000,000. Its stock , whose par val
ue is ? 100 , is quoted at ? 2.000. and it is
scarce at that figure. Now it pays
$3,265,000 for a banking house , the
conditions of the sale being that the
government may occupy the building
until the new custom house Is com
pleted , paying rent at the rate of 4
per cent per annum on the purchase
price. It is a rich bank , the Rockefellers a ,
fellers , the Vanderbilts , the Havemey- [
ers and the Morgans being represent ' 1
ed in the directorate.
President Andrew S. Draper of the
university of Illinois , who has come
forward as a candidate of that state
by the republican party , is one of the
foremost educators of this country.
For two years he was the state super
intendent of schools in New York "S.
state , and later he was superintendent
of schools in Cleveland , and under his
administration they won the reputa
tion of being the finest public schools
Arc You D-iing Allen's Foot-Kaso ?
It is the only cure for Swollen ,
Smarting , Burning , Sweating Feet ,
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's
Foot-Ease , a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoa
Stores , 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad
dress , Allen S. Olmsted , LeRoy , N. Y.
Even the soft tire of a bicycle will
cut a deep furrow in the heart when it
rides across God's law.
To Laundry Dresses and Skirts.
To get best results , mix some ' 'Faultless
Starca" in a little cold water ; when dis
solved pour on boiling water until it be
comes clear. All grocers sell ' "Faultless
Starch. " Largo package , lOo.
Yielding to inclination rather than
submitting to limitations accounts for
the narrowness of many lives.
§ 118 buys new upright piano. Sclimol-
ler & Mueller , 1313 Farnam St. , Omaha.
It takes four weeks' hard labor to
prepare for a two weeks summer va
Are You Cninin , . 1o Omaha ?
Be sure to visit Hardy's , "The 99
Cent Store , " 1519 and 1521 Douglas
street. Toys , Dolls , Fancy Goods , etc.
No picnic is a success to that woman
who doesn't get a piece of her own
Piso's Cure for Consumption has boon a
family medicine with us since 1S65. J. It.
iladison , 24 < W 42d Ave , Chicago , 111.
Any dolt can take time by the fore
lock ; it takes a genius , to hold on to
him by the heels.
Mrs. WInsIow's Soothing Syrnp.
For children teething , soften ? the Rains , reduce 'cr
Cainmatton , allays pala. cures wind colic. 2Sc a bottla
William Moore , a Kentuckian , 7i
years of age , has not left his bed for
sixty-three years. He was injured by
a horse when a child.
Dr. Martin Luther Brooks , who died
in Cleveland the other day , at the age
of eighty-seven , made the first speech
In favor of abolition ever delivered in
Oberlin , Ohio , which later became the
headquarters of the underground rail
way. It was on July 4 , 1833. A few
years later he taught ir Gallopolis ,
Ohio , the first colored school in the
state. He was one of the chief stays
of the underground railway , and was
a friend of Lincoln.
The first essential for enJuring these
hot spells is to get plenty of sleep.
There is eminent medical authority for
the statement that heat prostrations
are due much more to the exhaustino
incident to insufficient sleep on suc
cessive hot nights than to the actual
intensity of the daily heat.
Thomas Dunn English has just cele
brated his SOth birthday at his home
In New Jersey. He Is the oldest liv
ing graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania. Still , his fame contin
ues to rest on the shoulders of im
mortal "Ben Bolt. "
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