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F. W. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
N E W & O N N E S O A
E ex-king of pugilism is evidently
determined to die with his skates on.
E E E are said to be over 23,00 0
Indians in the United State who can
read English, a over 10,000 who
can read the India languages.
E largest an in Kentuck is
Ross Skaggs, of Lawrence county, who
weighs 52 1 a is 6 feet 8
inches tall. Hi a ms measures 2 feet
in circumference a his thighs 3 feet
is 3 1 years of age.
IT is estimated at Chinese are
being smuggled into the United States
at the a of 10 0 a week, via Mexico
and Canada. Th camera used on
Celestials will eventually be loaded
with buckshot, "when other means
SCIENTISTS have estimated at every
year a layer equal to 1 4 feet of the
entire surface of all oceans a other
waters is taken up into the a
phere in the shape of vapor to fall as
rain and again flow back into the
E world has been using the ax
since prehistoric times, it remain
ed for the American pioneer to fashion
the ideal ax handle, at once light,
strong and elastic. Th ax such as is
familiar to all Americans is rare in
Europe, and it sells in all British
colonies as the American ax
TOBACCO consumption is increasing
in Great Britian. or he last year
it averaged one and six-tenths pounds
per head of the population. In
Franc it averaged nearly two pounds
I England the consumption of a is
increasing and coffee diminishing.
Cocoa has increased 3 4 per cent in
I N the report of her majesty's in
spector of explosives for the a
year, two samples of guncotto were
referred to one of which ad been un
der water for sixteen years while tha
other ad been buried under ground
for twenty years. these samples
were in fine condition, and as ready
for their work as on the a of their
W E N Corbett can a $25,00 0
by thrashing Sullivan and Sullivan
can sell more "literature in a week
an Emerson could in a year, a
young an ambitious* for wealth a
literary honor combined is a
ally left in doubt whether to deyelop
his brain or his brawn or the pres
ent brawn appears to be in the asceiv
When Verdi wrote A id a it was
looked upon as his last work. Six
teen years later he wrote "Otello,"
and the year following "Falstaff."
now tells a friend at he thinks of
writing another opera, with a libretto
by Bolto. "I is impossible for me to
remain idle," said he. I am still
alive and well, and why should I
begin another work?
ATTENTION is called to he fact at
the present is the first time for over
half a century at New England as
had a representative in the Cab
inet, excapting only about five weeks
idei President Polk, and during the
summer of 1874, between the resig
nation of Secretary Richardson a
the appointment of a Gen
eral Jewell by General Grant
A Swiss inventor as devised a
phonographic clock to take the place
of the present alarm appliance, which
eimply makes a hideous uproar De
tails are lacking, it a be infer
ferred at in extreme cases a an
a put into its works apiece of theta
vorite cheese of the inventor's native
country and as soon as the time piece
finds its voice it will use language at
will murder sleep ninety-nme times in
A STUDY of the meteorological a a
of Idah leads to the conclusion at
he humidity of the atmosphere is in
creasing year by year. Never since
he settlement of I a has there been
euch an immense crop all over the
a as during he present season.
he product of grass a grain as
been wonderful. Scientific estimates
a this result to a change a
climate produced by the multiplica
tio of irrigating canals, which moisten
a great extent of country a create
a humid atmosphere. I as been ob
served at frequent rains now fall
during the of July and August.
Natur is closing up the gap between
wet and dry seasons and equalizing
the rainfall. a believe at the
time is far distant when the arid
iROUM) THE GLOBE
Record of the Week's Happenings
That are NowPart ofthe World's
Fhe More Important Foreign and
^Domestic Events Arranged for
,, Bapid Beading.
Postmaster General Wanamafcer has ae
lepted all of the bids for ocean mail service
which were opened at the department re
cently with the exception of one.
Acting Secretary Chandler has ordered
the payment of $200,000 authorized by con
gress as an indemnity to the Sioux Indians
for 5,000 ponies taken by the government
some years ago, during one of the Indian
outbreaks in the Northwest.
Col. Taliafero, the Alabama legal politi
cal celebrity, is six feet and five inches tall.
Sir James Chrichton Browne, an eminent
dental authority, is quoted as saying
that future generations in England are
threatened with toothlessness.
Prof. Robert E. Moore, of Philadelphia,
who has been giving Mr. Blaine a course of
massage treatment, considers him good for
fifteen years or more of life yet.
Dr. Pelligrini, who recently resigned the
presidency of the Argentine Republic and
withdrew the resignation a day or two lat
er, is a relative of the late John Bright, the
Miss Frances Tallman of Thompson,
Conn., to whom Ferdinand "Ward is said to
be engaged, is a brunette, nineteen years
old, rich and a niece of Dr. Thatcher
Graves, now under sentence of death at
Denver for poisoning Mrs. Barnaby.
N O N A E EVENTS
Four miners were killed by an explo
sion of gas in the Nottingham mine at
Much "valuable timber has been de
stroyed by the forest fires in Washing
Fire destroyed nine blocks in the
business portion of Tekoa, Wash. The
total loss is estimated at $40,000.
The crew at Life Saving Station No. 12
on Lake Superior have found two more of
the bodies of the crew of the Western Re
serve. They went ashore seven miles west
of the station.
U. S. S. Fern from Norfolk for Kittery
navy yard, in charge of Lieut. Comman
der Gibson, went ashore one mile below
Portsmouth N. H. River men say that when
the tide turns the vessel will sink. The
buoy which marks the ledge could not be
discerned owing to the fog.
Michael 'Cuddahy was crushed by a de
scending skig at the Burt shaft of the Lake
Superior mine as Ishpeming, Micb. His
right arm was broken and he was badly in
jured about the head. His recovery is
doubtful. He attempted.to stop the skip, but,
through carelessness, was caught by it.
A fire broke out recently in New York
causing the destruction of George Mey
ers' carriage factory, in the rear of 225 and
227 East Twenty-ninth street. The flames
communicated with two furniture fac
tories on East Thirty-seventh street badly
damaging them. The loss on stock and
building is estimated at $100,000.
Fire at Albany, N. Y., destroyed the
printing house of J. B. Lyon, the Hotel
Columbia, the Hotel Fort Orange and the
Jackson Armory. The loss is estimated at
$300,000. Mr. Lyon is the state printer.
Several annual reports of the state depart
ment were in the hands of the printer.
Some departments have lost the original
and only copy of their reports in the fire.
News has been received at Port Town
send, Wash., of a triple drowning in Quets
river. A. Mr. Harris, his wife and two
children were in a canoe which struck a
boulder and capsized throwing the occu
pants into the river. The husband was
thrown on the bank insensible, while the
wile and children were drowned.
S I N S AN SINNERS.
A Montana rancher is forced to shoot a
bully who had killed two men.
Otto Fisher, of the Meisen Credit bank,
Berlin, has absconded after niisappronria.
ting 150,000 marks.
Burglars entered H. D. Rifenberger's
store at Columbus Junction, O and stole
$2,000 worth of silks and other goods.
The leader and several members of the
notorious gang of train robbers are captured
in New Mexico.
Sontag and Evans the California train
robbers, have, a fight with a United States
marshal and posse and shoot and kill four.
The robbers escape.
Carl Nold and Henry Bauer, anarchists,
have been indicted by the grand jury as
accessories to the assault made upon H. C.
Frick July 23 by Alexander Berkman.
The report sent by special correspondents
from Pans, Tex., that the Dalton brothers
had been captured ot Deming, N. M., is
robbers have not been seen in that territory.
Annie Pigeon, a 13-year-old girl of Buck
ley, Wash., committed suicide by taking a
dose of strychnine. She claimed that her
reason for killing herself was because her
mother wished to send her to the reform
The coroner's jury in the case of Michael
Bioderick, the boy shot by soldiers of the
Twenty-second regiment Aug. 25 during the
railroad strike in Buffalo, has brought in a
verdict declaring the shooting unjustifiable,
and recommending that all honorable
means be taken to bring ths guilty party or
parties to justice.
iXhe trial of the Homestead workmen
who have been held to the grand jury on
varying charges of murder, aggravated riot
and conspiracy will not begin in the
criminal court until the first week in
October. Fifty-five men have been so he Id
and against some of them are four and five
charges. A large number of arrests are to
be made, including many women. The
charges agarn«t the women will be disor
derly conduct and inciting riot.
FOREIGN N E S
James Louden, M. A., professor of phy
sics in tbe Toronto University, has been ap
inted president ot the university, suc
eding the late Sir Daniel Wilson.
*sA sailor is murdered in Genoa, Italy, for
the crime of being an American.
An epidemic of fever resembling yellow
fever has broken out at Morelia, Mex., and
twenty fiveideaths h^ye occurred from it
within three days.
Presiden Roderiquez at San Jose, Costa
Rica, has declared himself dictator in that
country. Several political arrests have
been made and great excitement prevails.
The Canadian cabinet decided to estab
lish rigid, quarantine inspection at all
points on the international border where
trains enter from the United States.|pF
A machine agent named Turcotie, a
student named Cidalo and a stableman
were burned to death ixTthe Chamberly
hotel, Montreal. Many of the guests "were
injured, but none fatally, by jumping from
Leading government organs at Ottawa
are urging the necessity of constructing a
canal between Lake Erie and Lake St.
Clair. This would make Canada independ
ent of the United States in respect to canals,
and save 130 miles of waterway.
The divorce suit instituted by Capt. C. N.
F. Armstrong, formerly known in Australia
as "Kangaroo Charley," against his wife,
the well-known singer, known as Madam
Malba, has been settled privately in Lon
don, the parties agreeing to an amicable
E POLITICAL WORLD
T. E. Collins" of Great Falls is nominated
for governor by the Montana Democrats.
Senator Hill, it is announced, will come
out for Cleveland in a speech in New York
Chairman Harriij?%f tn*e Democratic
committee, issues an address congratulating
the country on the rtsult of elections in
Texas Republicans endorse the candidacy
of the independent Democratic candidate
for governor, which probably insures his
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt
will prosecute officers of Republican cam
paign committees for levying political as
sessments upon^government employes.
Detroit electric light trimmers struck and
left half the city in darkuess.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men held its biennial session in Cincinnati.
The sessions were secret.
The delegates to the national conven
tion of street railway employes in session
in Indianapolis have decided to organize
independently of the Federated Labor and
Knights of Labor.
All the 8,000 coal miners in the river dis
trict Pittsburg formally struck on the
cent rcductiou made by the operators.
About one-third of the mines have been
working and the men refused to return to
their picks. Half of the miners are organ
ized and are prepared for a struggle.
The Amalgamated Association of Street
Car Employes of America is the name of the
organization formed by representatives of
local unions at Indianapolis. J. H. Husted
to Toledo was elected president and J. P.
Riggs ot Indianapolis secretary and
treasurer. Headquarters will be establish
ed at Indianapolis.
Garfield Park race track, Chicago, is a
Harrison Nickerson, a Pennsylvania
woods man, challenges Corbett.
Frank Bancroft will manage Cincinnati
again next season.
Werden, the big first baseman ot St.
Louis, has been released.
Stivetts, of Boston is credited with the
best pitching performance of the season.
"Billy" Barnie has finally thrown up his
position of umpire. He couldn't stand the
abuse of the players.
Muldoon's untiring faith in the "big fel
low" is shared by many of the most prom
inent sports in the country.
gMark Baldwin, the pitcher recently re
leased by the Pittsburg club, was arrested
Sept. 1 on a charge oi alleged complicity in
the Homestead strike and riot. Baldwin's
home is at Homestead, and he was there on
the day of the fight with the Pmkerton«,
but he claims he was there merely as a
spectator and took no part in thenot, Bald
win waived a hearing and gave $2,000 bail
to answer at court.
gJAn exenauge says that "Capt. Comis
key, of the Cincinnati club, had a great
deal to contend with this season, and has
made a fine showing against all of these
odds. He lost Rhines and Harrington,
and was unsuccessful in retaining Pitcher
Mullane, who had been doing as fine work
as any pitcher in the country. Then there
was the loss of his phenomenal catcher,
Morgan Murphy, who33 absence caused
the loss o» many a game. Smith was off the
nine two weeks, weakening it greatly, and
Comiskey himself played for some days
when a less gritty man would have been
The Wisconsin Central meets the Soo's
cut rates to Washington.
The Northern Pacific gives notice of its
withdrawal from the Transcontinental as
The Chicago railroads agree not to carry
immigrants not having proper health cer
The commissioners of the Western Traf
fic association permit the Northern Pacific
to reduce grain rates on account of the
Great Northern cempetition.
The Western Passenger association has
authorized a reduction in rates on the cer
tificate basis for the following events. The
Wisconsin Congregational union to be held
Milwaukee from the 27th to the 30 inst,
and lor the races at Holstem, Iowa, Oct. 5
The Peary expedition to Greenland re
turns, arriving at St. Johns. N. F.
The Hamburg-American andGuion com
panies entirely suspend their steerage pas
The color line will probably asain come
up for discussion in the National G. A. R.
iFive fatal cases of cholera are reported in
New York city, but the people are assured
that an epidemic is improbable.
The convention of the Associated Bich
loride of Gold clubs met at Dwighr, 111.,
Over a thousand delegates were in attend
The Roelker Stove and Plow works at
Evansville, Ind., have made an assign
ment. The liabilities are $300,000: assets,
Spiegel & Co., furniture dealers of Chi
cago, have confessed judgment for $100,000.
The liabilities, it is said, will exceed $150,
000 assets about the same.
The fourth annual concert and festival of
the United Polish Singing Socities of
America was held at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Many socities from Chicago, Milwaukee,
Detroit and other cities were present.
Bridge Jumper Meredith Stanley, of Cin
cinnati, proposes to float over the Niagara
Falls in a barrel of strong oak well hooped
and covered with copper. It is eight feet
long and six feet in diameter, the inside be
ing padded and is ready for use.
James Fisher, of Harrison, 111., husband
of the woman who was shot by the Wild
Westpeople at the fair, brought suit against
the Winnebago County, 111., Ahricuiture
Society for damages. ItfTQ
Tbe official Teport sentf-out ^bytlfe mar
ine hospital service stating that the steam
ship May^had arrived afNew Orleans with
four cases of yellow fever aboard is incor
rect. The steamer jnentioned has never
visited that port.
A Summary of the Important Events
of the Week in the Northwest
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa*
North Dakota News In a
The commercial bank, St. Paul, reopens.
City Clerk Pendergast of St. Paul will re
Minneapolis Democrats nominate Aid.
A St. Paul man commits suicide in the
central station in Minneapolis.
A St. Paul boy of seventeen is arrested in
Washington State for murder.
A North Dakota cattleman is arrested in
St. Paul on the charge of stealing cattle.
The Fourth congressional district Repub
lican and Democratic committees are ap
pointed. ~4.* *,^ 1
St. Paul residences will soon be furnished
by thepostoffi.ee department with boxes for
the collection of mail.
Carl Johnson, cashier of the Adams Ex
press company in St Paul, is arrested,
charged with embezzlement.
Henry O. Hone of St. Paul, superinten
dent of telegraph of the Omaha road, is
heir to an estate in the North of Ireland
worth several millions ot dollars.
Louis Basel, of Henderson, was arraigned
before Judge Kirby on a charge of assault
and battery on the person of his wife, the
woman herself being the complainant. Bas
el got 30 days.
Rose Brezinsky and Emma Lyness, the
young girls who pleaded guilty at Duluth
to indictments charging larceny, were sen
tenced to the reform school.
During the absence of the family tramps
entered the house of a man named Dona
hue, on Tenth street north, St. Cloud, and
stole a watch and rings.
William Brown, a negro, accused of
stealing $260 from a party on the steamer
Pittsburg at Minneiska, has been arrested
at Winona. The captain of the Pittsburg
has been wired for instructions.
Burglars blew open the safe in the North
ern Pacific station at Fergus Falls and got
$50 in cash. They also opened M. T. Mc
Mahon's safe. Two men have been arrest
ed at Wahpeton who are suspected.
A team driven by John Roach, son of
Thomas Roach, of Avon, was struck by a
Great Northern train at the crossing iust
west of St. Cloud. Both horses were killed.
Roach was unhurt.
Ole Frederickson was killed by a Great
Northern freight train at Sandstone, while
attempting to board it. His body was cut
to pieces. He leaves one child his wife is
dead. Frederickson was sectiqn foreman
at Deadham on the Great Northern Rail
Askwoth, Nevin & Son of St Cloud had a
contract for 6,000 feet of granite curbing for
Duluth. They bought part of it from the
reformatory stock cut last season. The
stonecutters found it out and quit work.
The quarry is closed in consequence. About
40 men were employed.
A stock company has been formed in
Redwood Falls to put in an electric light
plant immediately. Paul Martin, of St.
Paul, will be business manager. The com
pany has a franchise for five years and the
city has the prililege of buying the plant
when the franchise expires.
A recent search of the St. Cloud jail dis
plosed a number of iron saws, some a foot
and more long, and a file, spoon-fashioned,
like a key. They were concealed in the
top of the cell. This is the second batch
found recently and the men evidently have
The relatives of Mrs. Martha Kester, the
child murderess, of Eagle Lake, have en
tered suit to recover the money with which
to carry on the defense at the coming trial,
also for the burial of the murdered chil
dren. The defendant is Frederick Kester,
of Milwaukee, and his farm at Lake Crys
tal has been attached.
The Grand hotel, Fergus Falls, which
has had such a checkered career, is once
more opened under auspices which ought
to insure its success. The hotel is now
owned by local parties, and has been
opened under the management of George
Frank King Thomas McNaraara and
Dennis McNamara. Jr.. of Ravenna were
arrainged before justice Johnson at Has
ting recently upon the charge of shooting
prairie chickens on the 21st. ult. King and
McNamara pleaded guilty and were fined
$10 each, and Dennis McNamara was dis
charged. The complaint and arrest was
made by Thomas McDonald, deputy
Mrs. George Brackett, of Paynesville,
left her husband last winter and has been
living With Martin Johnson's |family. At
that place she became infatuated with
Johnson's brother, William. Stie came to
St. Cloud recently to get a divorce in order
to marry him, found she could not and
while out driving with William, swallowed
a bottle of laudanum. Physicians saved
her life. Bracket is a son of the village
banker and is willing to support his wife.
Sauk Centre was raided by burglars re
cently. They first attempted to break In
to a restaurant but was driven away. The
beer warehouse of V. Blatz was then
entered and a small quantity of beer tak
en. The lumber office of V. A. Whipple
was entered and the safe door badly bat
tered in an attempt to break into the safe,
but in this they were unsuccessful. The
machine office of A. Rein & Co. was en
tered, the safe opened and a small sum of
money and about $2,000 in notes taken.
The iron money box in the safe was pried
out and taken away.
& & WISCONSIN. &
B. A. Gardner, a Berlin pioneer, is dead.
Four men are injured by the fall of a
bridge at West Superior.
O. Ham on has been appointed post
master at Unity, Marathon County.
TheEau Claire schools win arrange for a
suitable celebration for "Columbus Day."
In the vicinity of Madison nearly 200
acres of growing tobacco was destroy eoLby
the recent haiI storm. jgg$§gg jjjgj
Samuel Milford, of Janesville, was attack
ed by a vicions horse, receiving serious
hurts on the arm.
The thirty-third lannual fair of the
Trempealeau County Agricultural Society,
held at Galesville, was a complete success.
,_A Phallas filly, owned by James Mc-
Anny, of Racine, and worth $500, *Ued of
The public schools of Marinette will ob
serve the Columbus anniversary October 21
as recommended by the Governor.
Marvin H. Broughton, of Brodhead, a,
student in the State Normal School at
Whitewater, died at Whitewater.
Policeman Flatrum, of Ashland, was fined
$26 and costs for assault and battery, and
was suspended from the force.
Ed. Somers, a fireman on the Omaha
road, got one foot under a tender wheel
and lost four toes at Superior.
Jennie De Golier, an Appleton miss, has
been committed to the Industrial School at
It is stated at Madison thai*s%ow fell at
Tonyawatha, on Lake Monona, a few even
ings since. A cold rain was falling in Mad
ison at the same time.
Ashland volunteer firemen claim that
they have received no pay in ten weeks,
and are making vigorous efforts to Becure
William Mack pleaded guilty at Portage
to a charge of stealing a buggy atMorrison
ville, and was sentenced to six months in
Two brick walls, 84 feet .long and 34 feet
long, part of the gas works structure at
Madison, were blown down during a re
cent wind storm.
The Held Grain Company, at Appleton,
has purchased the Clough elevator, at
Ripon. This added capacity is about 30,
Will Davis ot Janewille, has soTd his fast
black trotter, Kirkwood, by Kirkwood Ju
nior, to Strauss, of New York. The price
Five of the leaders in the Marinette saw
mill strike have been arrested. A large
number of police have been sworn in to
preserve order. More arrest of strikers will
Otto Storm, 15 years old, was Beriously if
not fatally injured by the bursting ot an
emery wheel at which he was at work in
the Woodruff Buckly factory at Janesville.
Mrs. E, D. Tuttle of Kenosha, expired
suddenly while conversing with her daugh
ter, who had but a few minutes previous re
turned from Europe.
The authorities of Superior have announ
ced a determination to eniorce the school
truant law. Lads who fail to attend school
will be arrested.
Clinton Textor, of Medford, was nomina
ted lor assembly man by the Democrats of
the district comprising the counties of
Price and Taylor.
George Hawthorne and H. L. Skavlem,
of Janesville, captured eighteen black bass
at Monterey in four hours, that weighed
B. R. Wilmot, of Madison, was crushed
to death iu a well which he was assisting:
to dig at odhead, Ky where he was
To decide a wa^er John Burns jumped
from the second story of a Superior saloon,
receiving injuries that will prove fatal.
Burns was an ex-circus rider and gymnast.
Ole B. Olson, of Eau Claire, editor of
Reform, a Prohibition weekly paper, is the
Prohibition nominee for Congress in the
Tne Racine Industrial Association will
pay all the expenses of the recent fair and
net $100 besides, considered to' be a very
good showing, in view of the unfavorable
Carlos Williams, the colored man alle ed
to have stolen $10,000 from the bank of
West Superior, waived examination and
was held for trial on the charge of grand
A large number of hogs died on the
farm of A M. Glenn, in Rock County,
from drinking saH water, which came from
an ice cream freezer and was poured into
Real estate brokers and dealers of Su
perior have formed an exchange. The as
sociation will be incorporated, and will
send delegates to the national real estate
Mrs. Beck, plaintiff in the Beck di
vorce case, did not appear'in court when
the case was called in the Washburn
County circuit court, and the action was
The ordinance of the Oshkosh Street Car
Company for electric cars for fifty years to
come has been approved by the attorneys
for the city. The work of building the
road will soon commence.
Thomas Golden, a Brown County pion
eer, died in the town of Holland, aged 80.
Peter Sweeney, another old settler of the
county, died at Gilmore, at the age of 90
The soldiers' home at Lisbon, is dedi
Mrs. George Ady, a farmers wife living
two miles southeast of St. Thomas, present
her husband with triplets, two boys and a
girl. All are alive and doing well.
A crazy man, name unknown, boarded
the Northern Pacific tram at San born the
other evening and was taken off at Valley
City and depositedm the county jail pend
The Minneapolis & Northern elevator at
Grand Harbor, west oi Devils Lake burned
down. Devils Lake firemen went there
but the fire was too far gone for them to
render assistance. There was no grain in
The Fifth district Republican convention
nominated H. F. Arnold, of Lanmore, for
the senate, and J. Dexter Pierce, of Heg
ton, and Mr. Cosmo, ot North wood, repre
Alexander Wartenbee of Burton has been
in Fargo for a day or two to see what could
be done about getting some of his money
back. He bit o» a green goods swindle in
New York a short time ago and sent $400
in payment lor $2,500 of the "queer," re
ceiving a box of saw dust in return. He
does not receive much encouragement as to
seeing any of his good money again.
A dead man was found beside the North
ern Pacific railroad, eight miles east of Val
ley City. The coroner's jury found death
was caused by being struck by an engine.
Three partially empty flasks were found in
his pockets, also $5. He was identified as a
stone mason named John, who had been
working here tor the past few weeks.
Jimmy Flynn, a 4-year-old son of Aid.
Flynn, of Fareo, got hold of a powder can
thrown out in the back yard of B. D.
Schofield's gunsmith shop. The can had
a little powder left in it. The boy drop
ped a match inside of it and while looking
at it the powder exploded in the child's
face. will probably loose the sight of
At tbe Independent county convention at
Bismarck the following ticket was nonn nat
ed: Senator. Dan William's: representatives.
Oscar H. Will, Joseph Hare sheriff, F'ank
Donnelly treasurer, Joseph Dietench aud
itor, Frank Reid judge of probate I.
Hunt state's attorney, J. G. Rapelge: regis
ter of deeds, Walter Skelton clerk of court,
The reports in regard to Arthur Smithy
circulated at Fargo recently, seem to have
been overdrawn. He was taking a rest for
ten days, and was simply enjoying a quiet
time at Detroit lake. is a nephew of P»
B. Smith, manager of the St. Anthony Ele
vator company at Minneapolis, and has
been employed in the Fargo roller mill as
bookkeeper for a couple of years. He is
Agent E. W. Brenner has just completed
the census of the Indians on the Turtle
Mountain reservation. There are 215 full
blooded Chippewas and 1,089 half bloods,
and 293 half bloodsresiding outside the res
ervation. In addition to the above there
are 177 half bloods on the reservation who
should belong to the Canadian side of the
line and are not recognized by the agent as
Ah Poe, a Chinaman in Ottumwa, was
found dead in bed, poisoned. Foul play by
highbinders is suspected.
Huldah Laurin, aged 21, took carbolic
acid at her home in Davenport after a quar
rel with her lover, and is dead.
Operators working for the Burlington,
and Cedar Rapids & Northern road have
again presented that road with a new
schedule. It is said a strike may result if
An unknown man, well dressed, was
found banging to a tree in Wm McCunen's
pasture, five miles from Ottumwa. He
used a baibed wire and the fall broke his
While B. F. Fellows, with his wife,
mother and two children were driving
over a bridge at Spanning Lime Creek,
near Mason City, the wagon went down a
twenty-foot embankment. All five of the
family were seriously injured, the mother
and one child fatally.
How a Little J*liss Turned Failure Into a
Presence of mind has turned defeat into
victory for generals on the ttle field, for
statesmen in the senate chamber and for
lawyers in the court room. It is a rare gilt,
but a very young woman who Ihes in the
little town of Hawthorne in the pine Moods
of Florida, possesses it to an unu-ual de
gree, says an exchange. TIIP Sunday
school to which she belongs recently gave
a bi nday school concert, and, although
she is hardly five years old, she shov ed
such willingness to contribute to the
success of the occasion that she was en
trusted by the teacher with the recitation
of a verse.
She applied herself to her task, and at the
preliminary rehearsal acquitted herself to
the delight of her teacner and the envy oi
The Sunday afternoon came at last. Ih
church was crowded and the exercises be
gan. The little girl was aflutter. At last
the long waited moment armed and the
superintendent announced her name. Sne
toddled bravely up the aisle ana with the
help of 1ns hand mounted the steps and
stood on the platform lacing the people.
"Oh, what a lot ot iolks are looking at
me!" she thougnt.
In fact, like many an older person in a
similar situation, that was all she could
think of. The verse which she knew so
well that she had been saying it in her
sleep she could not think of at all.
But she was not the child to give way to
defeat without a struggle. If she couldn't
think ot that verse, she could of another,
and so while the congregation was hushed
to catch the first syllable from her laltenng
lips, she piped up in a shrill treble.
Needleb and pins,
Needles and pins,
When you get marr.ed the trouD'e begins.
In one respect, at leasr, her recitation
was the success of the atternoon.
Short Essay on Hair
Brooklyn Eagle. The creature with hair
Of pure, pale gold, such as the Empress
Eugenie is known to have had, with
the clear pink and white complexion ac
companying it, is an object of reverence by
the men and one of envy by the women,
"ouch hair!" "Will you look?' "What
could be more beautitui?" These are the
exclamations heard on all sides when one
blessed with such a halo of beauty appears
in a room ul. Admnauon often" gets tha
better oi manners, until the tell-tale blush
sugg sta that their murmurs have en too
loud and bold. Tne ^ki led artist weaves
in and out ot such hair a chapiet of pearls
or holds the braids place swth hairpins
of beaten gold. A string of jewels or a dia
mond tomb is ten seen in the ball room
One oi the newest ways of dressing the
hair is that of parting it the nnddie and
wearing it gathered up in a series of loops
at the nape of the neck. When this is too
severe it is modified by haying the hair
brushed back, with a couple ot love curb?
le on the forenead.
TheG recian knot seems to be prererred
by women who have dyed their hair in one
of the so-called mahogany tints which have
been the rase. A so framing is given to
the face when the hair is drawn up in
pompadour lashion by just the suggestion
of a bang in the shape oi a few short curly
waves, as few laces can bear the plain pom
padour drawn up a smooth line from the
lorehead without tms slight fringe.
The best pins for the hair are small ones
of amber or tortoise shell. Rough, coarse
pins with sharp ends are to be avoided.
Au Inch of Cream
In gathering cream the creameries use
various measures, and of course theae will
differ as the size oi the milk cans used vary.
These measures are either an inch or a
space. The cream is paid for by these
measures. It is an easy matter to tell how
much cream there is in one or these meas
ures, but not to find how much butter the
cream will make, and this is one of the dif
ficulties met w.th in this busineos. There
are severai kinds of cans or pails used, and
these irom eight 10 nine inches diameter
or more. Generally each creamery uses
the same can and fixes the measure in rela
tion to the quantity of butter made from
one inch in uepth ot the cream in the can,*
or a standard measure called a space.
To find the quantity ot cream, measure the
diameter of the can and multiply this by lt
sel, which gives the square of it. lhe
multiply this by .7854, and the product is
the cubic inches of cream in one inch deep
of the can. Ihus, a can nine inches in di
will have 63.6 cub.c inches 1 inch deep,
and this is usually taken as equivalent to a
pound Oi butter. A quart contains 57J cubic
inches, and it requires more than a quart of
ordinary cream to make a pound of butter.
It the can is "halt the circumference of a
wagon wheel" it will take about enough
cream to maKe four pounds of butter to
make one inch depth in the can.
*The tops of potatoes after the crop is dug
contain much plant food, and as they are
niostly rotted down to dust in fall and win
ter this plant food is easily available. They -.
should not be taken to the barnyard and*
composted with manure as was once ad
vised. They rot readily enough without
compos'ing, and mixing with manure oniy
prea rve3 the spores of the disease, which
may otherwise be carried over .or the in
jury of succeeding potato crops. PioDabiy
the best use tb«,t can be made of notato
tups is to sa^e them free ironi meed* and
use a^. ruulH» tor straw Deny bed*. Here
they rot, co?er ehe land lightly wtiie it
need* covering, and do not have to be
raked out the way in the spri as s.raw
o.ten does when it has been used a„ a win
ter mutate,, ^*&S&[~