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Augusta , Ga. , is planning for a mag
nificent $125,000 modern hotel and a
Thomas Pardue , a wealthy planter ,
near Sparta , Ga. , was killed by a run
away Sunday night.
Poor Commissioner Louis H. Beck
0t Detroit , who recently attempted self-
destruction , is recovering.
The British transport Montezuma ,
which left New Orleans , La. , with
mules for South Africa , has returned
to New Orleans for another consign
On arriving at Southampton General
Roberts was heartily cheered by thou
sands of people. As he boarded the
Dunottar Castle between a guard of
marines and blue jackets there was a
renewed outburst of applause.
At a meeting of the .United Irish
societies in Chicago ? 8,000 was pledged
toward paying for an ambulance ser
vice to be sent to the Boers. It is ex
pected $100,000 will ultimately be re
alized in Chicago and vicinity.
Oscar Wilde , who has for some time
been living in Paris , may have to fight
a duel. According to the Echo de
Paris , he became involved in an alter
cation in a restaurant Sunday evening
with M. Richet , the explorer , and as
a result cards were exchanged.
Thirty-five recruit * for the Boer
army were examined at Cincinnati.
Those who passed will be forwarded
soon. It is believed Dr. Leyds , the
Europeans representative of the Trans
vaal , is furnishing the means" . The
recruits will go from here to New
York and expect thence to go via Ant-
werprto Delagoa bay.
A special from Vandalia , 111. , says :
Arthur Pryor , aged 19 , is charged in a
warrant Issued with the murder of his
father , Lafayette Pryor , who was
killed December 1C while asleep in
bed. A warrant has also been drawn
for the arrest of the dead man's - widow
ow , Mrs. Lyda Pryor. It is charged
that she was an accessory after the
Andrew Perto Schulter , alias .T. F.-
Klutchinski , who last February robbed
a private bank of Wilno Keidy , Russia ,
and fled to Montana , where he was ar
rested , was shipped to Copenhagen.
He said before going aboard that he
would make suort work of himself at
sea , and the Russian police would be
disappointed when the vessel arrives
A plum pudding craze has broken
out in London. One firm has sold
600,000 pounds of pudding three weeks
before.Christmas. . . Surprises are now
enclosed in these , ranging from but
tons to gold sovereigns and half sov-
erigns , gold thimbles and diamond
rings. One pudding ordered had in it
a diamond and opal brooch worth
$500 , enclosed in a silver box.
General John S. Kountz , former com-
mander-iu-chief of the Grand Army of
the Republic , started a movement in
Toledo to aid a found which General
Alger is raising for the relief of the
family of General i awton. At a pub
lic meeting $1,500 was pledged and a
committee was named to prosecute the
work here in the city of General Law-
ton's nativity , and at his boyhood
home , Maumee.
The state election committee met at
Frankfort , Ky. The vacancy caused f
by the resignation of Chairman Pryor b
will probably be filled immediately by
the election of John A. Fulton. Com
missioner .Ellis will resign and Com
missioners Poyntz and Pryor will elect I
a successor to Ellis. Republicans d
claim that Governor Taylor has the o
right to make tnese appointments , t
and will probably undertake to enjoin Ab
the new commissioners from being b
sworn in. 1
Governor Steunenberg and Repre btl
sentative Wilson of Idaho and Repre tlg
sentative Hull of Iowa , chairman of tlP
the house committee on military af P
fairs , had a conference with the president tlP
ident as to the reimbursement of tld
states which had paid the expenses h
of rejected volunteers for the Spanish h
war. Many volunteers journeyed to ii
the rendezvous in their states and iin
home again after being rejected for iiA
various reasons by the medical exam A
Following his custom of many years ,
General Russell A. Alger made a
Christmas present to the newsboys of
Detroit. His gift was ? 250 to the h
Newsboys' Association. At the boys'
weekly Sunday night meeting the gen of
eral made a patrotic address and the
boys showed enthusiastic appreciation. Cri
Roland Reed , the actor , is seriously riP1
ill at St. Luke's hospital , New York P1ci
city , suffering from appendicitis and cisi
his road engagements for the holiday si
week have been cancelled. sih
Interest in the speed contest be is
tween the New Orleans and the Brooklyn tl
lyn on the voyage out of Manila has s <
not yet subsided among naval officers.
A calculation made at the navigation n
bureau shows that , deducting the stops h
made along the route , the actual B
steaming time of the two vessels was aici
forty-eight days for the New Orleans cic
and forty-six for the Brooklyn. In c :
other -words , the Brooklyn covered the tl
16,000 miles out to Manila in two days' tlol
less steaming time than the New Or olCl
Michigan has extended the $185,000
allowed by the legislature for the re
lief of the Spanish war volunteers.
Amiral Watson has cabled the navy W
department that investigation shows tiPi
the officers of the Charleston are not PiF
blameable for the wreck of that F
George Petway , a well known man d <
about town , was shot and killed in e >
Waggoner's hotel at Nashville , Tenn. , ofal
by Constable John Irwin. A few min alai
utes later Irwin fell and expired al aiPI
most instantly from a pistol wound in PIn1
flicted by Petway. The tragedy is the b (
outcome of former trouble between by
the two men.
Bank arid Pile of the Array Have Paith
in Eoberts and Kitchiner.
EXTENT OF THE DUTCH UPRISING
Brother of President of the free State
Heads n Faction Opposed to War Ask
to Kotnrii to the Farm Menacing
Forces Closely "W.-itching Each Other.
LONDON , Dec. 30. Dispatches from
all parts of South Africa emphasize
the great enthusiasm among the troops
and public occasioned by the appoint
ment of Generals Roberts and Kitch
ener. The announcement that the for
mer will have supreme command and
that the latter will be chief of staff
has largely dispelled the depression in
Cape Colony caused by the recent re
verses while the soldiers anticipate
everything from the presence of
"Bobs" from success in battle to caper
Advices from Capetown dated Da-
cember 24 say an investigation shows
that the reported disaffection among
the Dutch in the Victoria West cs-
trict has been overdrawn. The farm
ers , it is pointed oiu , are mostly land
owners and will not risk the loss of
their farms by rising.
A dispatch from Lourenzo Marquez.
dated December 23 , says a curious
story is current , emanating from Boer
sources , that Matt Steyn , broiner OL
the president of the Orange Free
State and 800 Free Staters have defi
nitely refused to continue the war.
Matt Styen , acting as spokesman of
the party , is reported to have told the
president that he was only authorized
to intervene in the interest of peace
and that the burghers did not feel that
they were bound by his "unwar
rantable conduct , " especially as they
ran the risk of confiscation of tneir
property , and they simply desired to
be permitted to tarm in peace and pro
posed to immediately return to tneii
Sir Charles Howard Vincent ,
her of Parliament for the central di
vision of Sheffield and colonel of the
Queen's Westminister volunteers , has
been appointed to command the infan
try division of the City of London Im
The text of Colonel Baden-Powell's
proclamation to the burghers besieging
Mafeking the gist of which has already
been cabled comes from Lourenzo Mar
quez today. After asserting that me
republics cannot hope for foreign in
tervention , and pretending to relate
the exact attitude of all the European
powers , including Emperor William ,
who , the colonel said , "fully sympa
thizes with England , " Baden-Powell
makes the extraordinary statement
that "the American government has
warned others of its intention to side
with England should any of them in
STORY AN IMPROBABLE ONE.h
Ministry \Vhich Disposed of Colonies
Could Not Live for a Day.
NEW YORK , Dec. 30. Luis A. M. P.
A. Taveira , Portuguese consul general ,
said that he had no knowledge of any
agreement regarding the sale of Dela
goa bay , "but , " added Senor Taveira , ii
"this does not mean that such an
agreement may not have been made.
would not be likely to hear of it be
fore the general public. It would not
be surprising if a treaty had been
made or is going to.be made. '
The Portuguese charge d'affairs in
the United States , Ignacio de Costa n
Duarte , is at present in this city. He t
declared in an interview that , in his
opinion , it would be well for Portugal wcl
to ( dispose of Delagoa bay and the East ii
Africa possessions. Tney had always
been a source of trouble and were like
ly : to remain so. But it is not credible is
ble , " said Senor Duarte , "that any cl
treaty has been made by which Portu clii clP
gal has parted with all its colonial ii
possessions. Any ministry that agreed iic
to such a treaty would not remain In
power a minute. If a treaty such as cti
described in German titl
the newspapers tl
had been consummated , there would tlh
have been some hints of it published IE
in Portugal to prepare the public ti
AGENTS OF BOERS IN KANSAS CITY a
Discovered by British Vice Consul tl
Through Agents in Wnshlnjrton.
KANSAS CITY , Dec. 28. The Brit Ii
ish vice consul here Mr. Burrough , is
made the statement today that agents 8
: The Boers are at work in Kansas
City getting recruits for the South Af
rican war under promise of free trans-
povtation free lands tl
, and honorable
citizenship after the war is eve < * . ,
The plan , he states , is to forward
such recruits to Philadelphia , v/hlch n
says is the rendezvous of the Brit
ish recruits. It is his belief , however ,
that not very many men have been
sent from here to Philadelphia. JB
The British consul secured the
names of the Boers' recruiting agents w
here by having someone write to the
Boer agents in Washington asking for
authority to recruit a force iu this st
city , with the result that the appli stM
cant was put in communication with
the Boer agents here. 3f
Consul Burrough states that scores si
men have applied at his office for sa
enlistment in the British army. ai
Defense for French Coast. d (
PARIS , Dec. 30. The government
will submit to the chamber of depu
ties at the beginning of January a bill
providing for the defense of the )
French coasts and colonies and to in- ;
srease the strength of the fleet. This of
does not involve an increase in the gi
expenditure. The cost of the defense da
the coasls and colonies is estimated fe
120,000,000 francs , spread over two rn
and a half years. This sum will bo be
provided for by 50,000,000 francs an hr
nually set aside to pay off certain de
bonds and which become free this year ot
final repayment. v
FLYER RUNS INTO A LOCAL
Had Accident on the Cheyenne Line ol
tlio Union Pacific ,
DENVER , Colo. , Dec. 30 The Chey
enne flyer on the Union Pacific rail
road crashed into the Boulder Valley
train at Brighton , Colo. , at G o'clock
this morning. One man was , killed
and fourteen persons were injured as
far as known , as follows :
WINFIELD RANDLEMAN , express
messenger , Denver , body burned 10 a
Passengers injured :
H. S. Hooker , Olin , L , head badly
Mrs. Margaret Young , Mansfield ,
Mo. , forehead cut.
S. G. Hurst , banker , Brighton , badly
cut and bruised.
E. V. Davis , traveling salesman ,
Danver , head badly cut , back injured ,
W. G. Torapkins , traveling salesman
for Bradley , Alderson & Co. , Kansas
City , head badly cut , back Injured.
C. H. Payne , Laramie , Wyo. , head
badly cut , right hand smashed.
Mrs. McCanna , Laramie , bruised.
Trainmen and section men injured :
Fred Laws , brakeman , Denver , right
leg cut off.
Michael Regan , section foreman ,
Denver , head badly cut.
Thomas McGoovern , section fore
man , Denver , head badly cut.
John Kennedy , Denver , badly cut
John Carrington , Denver , head cut.
Frank Sloan , Denver , cut and
Jerry Flannery , Denver , back hurt.
Conductor McAllister of the Bould
er Valley train was crazed by the ac
cident. He attempted to jump into
the burning wreckage and had to be
The Boulder Valley train left Den
ver a little late this morning , and , as
usual , stopped at Brighton , which is
the junction for the Boulder Valley
line from the main'line to Cheyenne.
It was here that Banker Hurst of
Brighton got on the train , just before
the collision. The Cheyenne flyer ,
Union Pacific train No. 3 , also left
Denver late and in coming into Brigh
ton in the early morning dusk ran into
the rear end of the Boulder train , tei-
escoping two or three cars and derail
ing the passenger locomotive. The
section gangs from the Denver yards
and a half dozen passengers occupied
the Boulder train. Two cars on the
flyer were burned.
Mrs. Young was in the chair car
with six children. None of the chil
dren were hurt.
Superintendent Deuel went out oa
special train from Denver with Drs.
Lemon and Taylor. They also took a
lot of stretchers and other supplies.
They found all the wounded at the
Brighton hotel , being cared for by the
citizens. The Brighton hose com
pany was pouring Avater on the blaz
ing baggage car and had discovered
the remains of the dead baggageman.
Superintendent Deuel says he can
not understand why the Boulder train
was not on the sidetrack. It had
twenty mimn.es to clear the Cheyenne
flyer. The Boulder train consisted of
fourteen loaded freight cars and a
heavy caboose. Engine No. * 815 , the
big machine hauling the flyer , lies out
on the prairie , a total wreck , as evi
dence how hard the crash was.
The wounded were brought to Den
ver about noon and taken to hospitals.
ABLE TO CONTROL THE PLAGUE.
Honolulu Authorities Take Prompt
Action Xot Seriously Alarmed.
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 30. Mail
advices from Honolula to the Associ
ated Press regarding the bubonic
plague situation say : President Dole ,
while realizing the seriousness of the
situation , does not believe there is
much cause for alarm. The president
thinks ! there is no danger to those
whose houses , persons and food are
cleanly. He has unbounded confidence
in the ability of the board of health to
quickly stamp out the disease.
Some physicians say that the disease
not black plague. Public opinion is
divided also. Many believe that if the
plague were present in Honolulu the
inhabitants of Chinatown would be
carried ; off Toy the hundreds on ac
count < of the filthy condition of the dis
trict. Another interesting phase of
the case is the fact that no Japanese
have been attacked. They live in
large numbers in the quarantined dis
The council of state met in extra
ordinary : session on December 12 and
appropriated ; $25,000 for immediate
use : of the board of health in combating
All of the district outside of Honolulu
lulu are in a clean condition and there
little danger that the plague will
gain a foothold in the other islands.
Roland Kced Not Expected to Live.
NEW YORK , Dec. 30. Roland Reed ,
the actor , who was operated on Tues
day last at St. Luke's hospital , was
reported to be resting quietly last
night ; , with little change in his condi
tion for better orworse. .
There is some doubt as to whether
not he was operated upon for can
cer , as reported. His trouble was orig
inally announced as appendicitis and
later as cancer of the stomach and it
was said that half of his stomach was'
His daughter has arrived and is con
stantly at his bedside with her mother.
Many flowers and messages of sym
pathy arrive daily , but all but a few
the flowers are kept away from the
sick room. It is feared that if the mes
sages -were read to him they might
ilarm him. While he is not expected
live everything possible is being
Jone for him.
Trial of the Torpedo Boat.
PORTLAND , Ore. , Dec. 30. The tor- J1
edo boat destroyer Goldsborough r !
vhich the Wolff & Zwicker Iron works
this city have completed , -was
jiven her first contractors' trial to- * *
lay on the Columbia river. Her per-
'drmanee today was considered re- P
narkable by the naval officers on ciq
joard. She steamed sixty miles at q
lalf speed without the slightest acci- C (
lent to her machinery. The Goldsbor- wCi
ugh , on her official trial , will be re- Ci
juired to make thirty knots per hour.
The Governor General of Ouba to Correct
Mnmerons Abuses ,
PRISONERS TO BE SPEEDILY TRIED
Collector IJllxH Finds Kutlre Judicial
System Apparently Jtanded Against
Him Conspiracy to Dcfrnud Aiaonsr
Officials Affairs In General In Cuba.
HAVANA , Dec. 28.Governor Gen
eral Wood says one of the first things
he looked into was the management of
Cuban prisons. Investigation has
proven that even among American
prisoners there has been an average de
tention of five months without trial.
There are many things calling for im
mediate attention , particularly in the
matter of sleeping accommodations.
Reforms will be quickly instituted in
this respect and hammocks will be sup
plied so that the prisoners will not be
'compelled to sleep on the bare floors ,
as now is the case with those without
friends or money. A few who are able
to pay for them have cots. He intendc-
'to make weekly visits to the prisons
until a majority of the existing abuses
are abated and he is trying to devisn
means that will insure prompt trial for
So far as the Havana penitentiary is
concerned this has been found in a
perfectly satisfactory condition. It is
clean , airy , well-drained and well-ven
tilated and the inmates seem healthy.
A lawyer who recently visited sev
eral of the island prisons says the
Charlton T. Lewis report gives only
a portion of the terrible truth. Early
last January General Ludlow ap
pointed a military board to inquire in
to the question. Over 800 prisoners
were reported upon and General Lud
low issued orders for the release of
more than 100. Before fifty had been
discharged , however , General Brooke
ordered a halt and the matter was re
ferred to the cabinet secretaries , since
which time practically nothing has
been done. Men whom General Ludlow
ordered released are still held after
three or four years waiting without
General Wood thinks that when his
order goes into effect calling on all
judicial officers and military command
ers to send complete lists of prisoners
waiting trial the congestion of un
tried prisoners will be relieved within
fifteen days thereafter and he does not
intend that similar conditions shall
Warrants are out for the rearrest
of three of the custom house apprais
ers recently released. Two custom
house brokers and six other men were
arrested today in connection with the
charge of defrauding the government ,
but were released in $2,000 bail each.
The cases will be pushed to the utter-
Considerable difficulty is being ex
perienced in obtaining evidence with
reference to most of the importers and
their employes , because nearly all the
best families in Havana have relatives
who are believed to be implicated. The
investigation shows a widespread con
spiracy to defraud.
Heretofore Collector Bliss , when he
has had persons arrested for fraud , has
been referred to the-governor general's .
secretaries and he had found the en- j
tire judicial system apparently banded
against him. Now the matter is taken
up by the military authorities , who are
determined that decisions shall be im- v
partial. ] J
WILL TAKE IT UP AGAIN. ii
Rites Go Into Kffect January 1 , hut Ke- 11
clasMfleatlon 3Ia.v Folloxv. 11P 11tl
NEW YORK , Dee. 28 As a result tl
of the protest of merchants against the (1b
reclassification of merchandise by the (1P
railways and of interviews of members P
of the Merchants' association in this a
city , with trunk line officials , the latter tld
have said that this classification will tlC
go into effect January 1 , but they have C
promised that the matter of a readjust
ment of classification , which it is b
claimed by the merchants , will hurt a
their business , will be taken up again
by the traffic officials and executive offi o
cers 01 the road , who v/ill sift every aih
grievance to the bottom and meet the ain
merchants half-way in making proper n
LOCKETT ROUTS INSURGENTS.
Americans attack a Strong Force Near
MANILA , Dec. 28. Colonel Lock-
ett , with a force of 2,500 , including ar
tillery , attacked this morning a strong re
force of insurgents entrenched in the jc
mountains near Montalban , about five
miles northeast of San Mate ? .
The enemy were completely routed ,
the Americans pursuing them through b
the hills amid which they fled in every 01
direction. Four Americans were th :
wounded. The Filipino loss was large , thw
resulting from heavy infantry and ar w
tillery fire for three hours into the A
Smallpox Amen ? Indians. di
WASHINGTON , Dec. 28. Smallpox ni
among the Indians in the Indian terri nim
tory and at Crow Creak agency in til
South Dakota and other reservations
has assumed serious phases. Congress
immediately after reconvening will be m
asked for an appropriation of ? 50,000 to vi
stamp out the epidemic. The depart izi
ment has been telegraphed to from a gr
number of agencies to forward vaccine fa
points , but is confronted by a lack of di
funds. In the Indian territory Agent wi
Wright has employed physicians to at ex
tend to the quarantine stations. exmi
Trainmen IVere ot Fault.
LEWISTON , Idaho , Dec. 2S. Although
though ten days have passed since the
tragic Northern Pacific wreck in ,
Keadrick canyon , and the bcdy of the / d
fifth and last dead trainman has been * '
taken out , the mass of railroad iron .
has not yet been cleared away. It is
piled so high that it has turned the -
channel of Potlach creek. The in- ,
quiry into the cause of the ; wreck just "
completed shows that the trainmen , he
were at fault. They had eighteen flat : / ;
cars , loaded with steel rails , for the . '
Clearwater cut-oft , and two loconio-
MAINE DEAD AT REST.
Solemn Ceremonies Conducted at tlo :
Arlington N-uIoniil Cemetery.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 29. Upon the
windy heights of Arlington cemetery
the Maine dead , brought from Ha
vana by the battleship Texas , today
were laid away in their final resting
places with simple religious services
and the impressive honors of war , in
the presence of the president , members
of his cabinet , officers of the army
and navy and other representatives of
the government. A cabinet officer ,
surveying the flag-draped coffins before
the ceremony b2gan , said :
"The lives of those men cost Spain
her colonies. "
But there was no note of triumph in
the grim scene today. With a touch of
sadness and solemn gravity the nation
performed its duty to the dead and
gave its defenders a Christian burial
at home in soil hallowed by patriotic
A soft mantle of snow covered the
earth , muffled the horses' hoofs , the
slow-turning carriage wheels and the
tramp of soldiers and sailors as they
approached the burial place.
The site is a commanding one. In
front of the broad bosom of the ice-
fettered Potomac ; beyond the shaft
of Washington , the dome of the eapi-
tel and the sprawling city ; to the
right , the choked embrazures of old
Fort McPherson and between the
graves of the heroic dead of Santiago ;
to the left the stately mansion of Lee
and to the rear through the vistas
of snow-laden pines and cedars the si
lent army of the patriotic dead of the
civil v ar sleeping rank upon rank in
their last bivouac. The caskets in
terred today ranged row and row. Over
each was spread an American ensign
upon which lay a wreath of smilax
leaves. Around the enclosures , shoul
der to shoulder , the yellow of their
coat linings forming a hand of color ,
were drawn up the cavalry of Fort
Myer ; to the right was a battalion of
marines from the navy , yard , with
their spiked helmets and scarlet capes
turned back ; to the left a detachment
of jackies from the Texas , in navy
blue ; in the flag-draped stand in the
rear 3 the president and his cabinet.
Admiral Dewey , Major General Miles
and a distinguished group of officers
of the army and navy in their showy
dress uniforms , while all around
pressed the throng of people who had
braved the snow biting cold to pay
their last tribute to the dead. Among
these were many relatives and friends
of those who had been lost in the dis
There was a tender appropriateness
in the fact that Captain Sigsbee , who
was in command of the Maine when it
was blown up , had charge of the cere
monies in honor of his men and that
Father Chidwick , who was chaplain
of the Maine , was there to perform the
last ! rites. Three others who lived
through that awful night at Havana
harbor : were at the side of the graves
of their comrades Lieutenant Com
mander Wainwright , who was execu
tive officer of the Maine and who sunk
the Pluton and the Furor at Santiago ;
Lieutenant F. C. Bowers , who was as
sistant engineer of the Maine , and
Jeremiah Shea , a fireman on the Maine
who was blown out of the stokehole of
the ship through the debris , escaping
uninjured most miraculously.
Slowly , solemnly , the full marine
band broke the deep hush , putting
forth ' the sad , sweet strains of the
dirge , "Safe in the Arms of Jesus , "
and there were twitching of lips and
wet eyes as Chaplain Clak of the na
val academy at Annapolis came for
ward and took his place under a can
vas covered shelter in the open space
in front of the dead.
With the sounding of taps , the cere
monies ended. The president and his
party and other distinguished guests ,
the military and the crowds then with
drew. Before leaving Captains Sigs-
bee introduced Jeremiah Shea to the
president. When asked for an explan
ation of the mystery of his escape by
the president , Shea responded as he
did to a similar inquiry from Father
Chidwick at the time ofihe disaster :
"I don't know how I got out. I was
blown out. I guess I must have been
an : armor-piercing projectile. "
And thus , after two years , the dead
of ; the Maine have been brought home
and in ground reserved for the nation's
heroes , have been buried with full
military honors and in the service of
CAN GET INDIANS ANYWAY.
Sot Necessary to Secure Formality of
WASHINGTON , Dec. Z-j since the
recent announcement of the new pol
icy of the Interior department de
nouncing wild Indians in exhibitions
the department has been deluged with
both written and oral inquiries. Coi-
Dnel W. F. Cody has protested that
he action will nearly ruin his busi-
icss. He sent a representative here
vho urged Commissioner of Indian
Affairs Jones to make an exception in
lis case. A number of other Interest-
! parties have also called at the In-
lian bureau on the subject. A large
lumber of letters on the subject ,
nostly endorsing the department's at-
itude , have come by mail.
Commissioner Jones said there
vould be no change in the depart-
nent's policy and that he was con-
inced the exhibitions have a demoral-
zing tendency and retard Indian pro-
jress. It is recognized , however , that ,
ailing the government consent , In-
lians ; njay be contracted with and
rithdrawn from the reservations and
ixhhibited without the present for-
nality of securing official action.
Uounclns : Townsitors.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , Dec. 29.
Cjectmeat papers issued by the feder-
court at Sioux Falls have been serv- C
0:1 the towcsite claimants on the CM
ract known as North Chamberlain , M
inder the direction of counsel for the Cr
icmestead claimant , Captain H. J.
ing. The townsiters are given thirty r
ays in which to show cause why they
hould not vacate.
The dispute dates back to 1SS5 , when
Snow Creek reservation was
brown open by President Arthur. The
awnsiters declare that it will be cart
ied to the court of last resort before j
hey will vacate. |
An extraordinary phenomenon hao
been noticed with regard to chestnut
trcea in a street in Brussels , since the
installation of the electric trnm can ? .
The foliage begins to turn brown and
drop early in August , to bud and even
blossom again in October. The trees
on the opposite side of the tram
way behave like ordinary trees , for
they lose their foliage in the late au
tumn and do not put forth fresh blos
soms until the spring.
The nakedness of the indigent world
might be clothed from the trimmings
of the vain.
'An Empty Sack
Cannot Stand Upright.
can poor , weak , thin blood
nourish and sustain the physical system.
For strength of nerves and muscles there
must be pure , rich , vigorous blood.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is established as the
standard preparation for the blood by its
many remarkable cures.
' 1 he December Atlantic might in same
senses almost be called a Chicago num
ber , for three of the most striking and
salient articles are by Chicago authors.
Harriet Monroe's "The Grand Canon of
the Colorado" is a brilliant and effec
tive sketch of nature and natural
.scenery ; Mrs. Elia W. Peattie's lively
"The Artistic Side of Chicago" pic
tures the aesthetic , artistic , educa
tional' , and literary features of the
great city , while the short story "The
Detectives , " by Will Payne * is a capital
example of the power of Chicago writ
ers in romantic fiction. Chicago has
reason to be proud of her contributions
to this number of the representative
magazines of America.
IM I'orto , Tossn.
The progress of the construction
work at La Porte. Texas , the future
great deep-water shipping point at the
head of navigation on Galveston Bay
on the Gulf of Mexico , is progressing
favorably. The wharves and switch
ing tracks are nearing completion and
the work on the streets and on the
sewerage and water systems is now
under way. Mr. I. R. Holmes , the gen
eral manager of the La Porte Improve
ment Company and the La Porte
Wharf and Channel Company , is per
sonally superintending the improve
ments. Mr. Holmes makes his head
quarters at the Sylvan Hotel and vis
itors to La Porte during the next six
weeks and before the time of tiie first
general La Porte sale , which will be
held In February , 1900 , should intro
duce themselves to Mr. Holmes and al
low him to extend to them facilities
for getting a thorough understanding
of the conditions surrounding the La
Seeming calamities may be real bles
TI1E GRIP CUUn THAT IJO73S CUKH.
Laxative Brome Quinine Tablets removes
the cause thit : produces Li Orippo. K. "W.
Grove's signature is on each box. 23c.
That virtue which requires to be
ever guarded is scarcely worth the
MTB. fY'Inslow'fl Soothing Symp.
For children teething , softens the gums , reduces In-
Ikunuiatlon.allayapalu.curcdWlndcolic. ZJcu buttle.
What the conversation wanted in
wit .was made up in laughter.
Kclijihlo Help Wanted
< Either ses.i The Iluiiiaiiltnrl .11 Hume and Sanitar
ium for Invalids and Health Seekers , Incorforatea.
i-enil 1'Jcln Ftnmrs for full Information. Addrera.J.H.
Tcitlebauin , Treasurer. East J.as Veira" , K. M.
Premature consolation is but the re
membrance of sorrow.
Magnetic Starch in the very best
laundry starch in the world.
I felt a secret pleasure in doing my
duty without reward.
Maker's IJriikfiKt Cocoa
Is delicious. Co t > > less than unc cent a cup. Made
only by Walter Uuker & ( Jo. Ltd. , Dorchester. ilafe" .
He had not resolution enough to
give any man pain by a denial.
Liberty v/ill not descend to a people ,
a people must raise themselves to lib
erty. It is a blessing that must be
earned before it can be enjoyed. Col-
ACTS GENTLY ON THE
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