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VOIi. IiII. NO. 171.
HOCK ISIiASTD, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Caught in a Railway
Crash, Some Meet
NO RELIEF AT HAND
Rock Slide Kills Nine in
Virginia Three Fa
Huntington, W. Va., May S. Nine
teen bodies have been recovered from
the Kirgleston tunnel. The search for
others continues. One person was
laken out alive last night and may
Roanoke, Va., May 8. Nine men
were killed and Ave others injured,
three of thorn fatally, by a slide of
rock in the east end of tunnel No. 2,
at Eggleston Springs, Giles county, on
the Norfolk and Western railroad. Rail
road contractors were engaged in dou
ble tracking the two tunnels at the
point named, and when the tunneling
force had removed the earth and
stone for the railroad tracks at the
point where the calamity occurred a
huge slide of solid stone gave way on
the mountain side, and came down at
an angle of about 45 degrees, strik
ing the gang of laborers at work fair
ly, and crushing the life of nine men.
Cause of the Accident.
This strata of solid rock was con
nected only by clay seams, and when
the foundation was removed the
strata, some fifty feet long, fell catch
ing the men in a death trap. One man
was in a niche of the tunnel way, and
was only grazed on the fate and head,
escaping with slight injuries. He was
removed without great difficulty. A
second man, who stood on the outer
edge of the slide, was only slightly
hurt, but three otherst-irece. inure un- ,
fortunate, and were Injurcnl so badly
that it is feared they will die. The
bodies of the other nine men. some of
whom are white, are still under the
Victims Are Both White and Colored.
It has been impossible thus far to
secure the names of the unfortunate
victims. They are known only to the
contractors, and they can judge only
by the missing members of the force.
One thing that is known is that It was
a mixed gang, composed both of white
and colored laborers.
KILLED OR BURNED ALIVE
Horrible Tale of Twelve Men Who Lost
Their Lives In at Railway Wreck.
St. Paul, May 8. Meager reports
have been received of a serious acci
dent at Dexter, a small station on the
Canadian Pacific railway, fifty miles
west of Port Arthur, Ont, in which
twelve lives were lost. A large num
ber of laborers was with a work train
at Dexter, where they had been load
ing ties. Their train was on a side
track, and the men were at breakfast
In the caboose, or boarding car, at the
end of the train. A passenger train
crashed into the caboose, where the
men were eating, overturning the car,
and the wreckage caught fire almost
immediately from the engine fire.
Of the men in the car twelve were
instantly killed or burned to death in
the wreckage, where they had been
pinned by the overturning of the car.
Eight others were seriously Injured,
and others less seriously hurt. The
wrec k is far from means of relief, and
details of the accident are Incomplete,
as the wires have been working badly
and no names or further information
about the accident has been received.
YOUNG MAN SHOOTS
A DEPUTY SHERIFF
Charles Mathernon Commits Crime
Weston, Iowa, May 8. Charles
Matherson, who belongs to a well-to-do
family, shot and fatally 'wounded
Deputy Sheriff P.aker at Council
Bluffs while the officer was attempt
ing to arrest hira on the charge of
Creston, Iowa, May 8. S. E. Wilson,
who shot Edward Knight, of Lorimer,
as the result of a political feud, was
found guilty of murder in the second
degree. He will be sentenced tomor
Father (visiting son at college) Pret
ty good cigars you smoke, my boy. I
can't afford cigars like these.
Son Fill your case, dad; fill your
AMES FOUND GUILTY
OF BRIBE TAKING
Jury Says Former Minneapolis May
Minneapolis, May 8. Albert Alonzo
Ames, once mayor of Minneapolis, has
been found guilty of accepting a bribe
of $;ob while chief executive of thi
city. After being out twenty-four
hours, held up by a disagreement that
was the result of a few minds holding
out against the majority opinion, the
Jury in the case returned into Judge
Elliott's court, and after being polled,
rendered its verdict of guilty.
The usual motions were made for a
stay and an arrest of execution of
Judgment, and now will come the long
fight on appeal.
STORY OF BURGLARY
THAT IS DOUBTED
No Evidence That William Patterson
"Was Wounded by a Night
Muncie, Ind., May'S. The shooting
of William Patterson is still as much
a mystery as ever. Detectives have
been placed on the case, but up to
the present time nothing tangible has
been produced. The burglar story has
been thoroughly gone over and noth
ing lias been found that would indi
cate that .Patterson was wounded by
a person of this character. The names
of prominent people are leing used in
rumors and at the bottom of some
there seems to be a foundation.
Patterson passed a fairly good day.
but the attending physicians do not
hold out much hope for his ultimate
recovery, George F. McCulloch. presi
dent of the Union Traction, is doing
all possible to unravel the mystery.
The family insists that a burglar com
mitted the crime.
RATE READJUSTMENT BEATEN
Iowa Woodmen Resolve Against Adopt
ing the Step-Rate Plan at the
Des Moines, la., May S. The state
camp of Modern Woodmen of America
adopted a resolution postponing action
on the question of a readjustment of
rates now before -the order, until sue1!
a time as all the local lodges of the
state shall have taken action.
Indorsements for head officers to be
elected- at the head camp meeting in
Indianapolis were made as follows:
Director, C. G. Saunders, of Council
Bluffs; auditor, J. li. Dennlson, of
Clarion: adviser, Dan It. Home, of
Davenport; clerk, Peter Stephany, of
Manning; counsel, Frank It. Stebbins,
of Iowa City. . .
LaCrosse, Wis., May 8. Modern
Woodmen of Wisconsin adopted reso
lutions condemning the step-rate plan,
and set Itself in opposition to a re
adjustment of rates as proposed by the
national committee, pending investiga
tion by a committee. A. I. Harbeck,
of Appleton, was elected head consul,
and George J. Dodge, of Iiiver Falls,
NEBRASKA GOVERNOR WILL
Omaha. May S. Gov. Mickey and
representatives of the employers and
strike leaders will meet this after
noon and take steps toward a settle
ment of the industrial strike. The
governor will urge arbitration.
Queen's Ei-Nune Is'Dead.
Elgin. Iiis., May 8. Hannah A. An
derson, a former nurse to Queen Vic
toria and later to Edward, now king
of England, is dead in this city at the
age of years. She was born in Nord
kapena, Sweden, and at an early age
was graduated from a nurses' school
in Sweden. Skill in her profession
aroused the interest of persons in
court circles and she was called to
England, where for years she minis
tered to members of the royal family.
Strike May Tie Up the Work.
Mount Clemens, Mich., May 8.
Work on. the new Medea hotel, the
Nank & Pingle block, which Is to be
the home of the postoflice after Sept.
1, and other important contracts, may
be tied up for a week or more by
the strike of carpenters, bricklayers
and other workingmen. The carpenters
have been granted the increase to 23
cents an hour, which they asked foT,
but the contractors refuse to take them
back, because they will not agree to
take outside work.
Be Is Wanted In Four States.
Clinton, la.. May 8. George Burrier,
wanted In four states for robbery and
in several Iowa cities for the same
crime, has been sentenced here to fif
teen years In the state penitentiary.
Burrier confessed that he was impli
cated in the diamond and fur rob
Kansas Debaters Beat Nebraskans. (
Emporia, Kan., May 8. The Kansas
debaters won in a debate here between
the normal schools of Kansas and Ne
braska. The Nebraska men were F.
P. Smith, Julius Gilbert, J. S. Suva.
Kansas was represented by E. . C.
Brookens, D. G. Shedy, It. S. WThite-law.
AMERICA VS RUSSIA
Recent Diplomatic Exchanges
Wore What Might Be Called
NOTHING OBSCURE ABOUT EITHER
Text of Two Important Commnnica
tions Relative to the Man
Washington, May 8. The state de
partment has received official con
firmation from China of the increase
n the Russian jrarrison in New
Chwang; Manchuria. There is rea
son to believe, if President Roosevelt
approves, the department will tgke
vigorous steps m the matter, which
contemplates joint action bv .lapan
England and the I'nited -States, which
will have the effect of convincing Rus
sia of the determination of the three
nations to insist upon Russia's evacu
ation of Manchuria, while not acti
ally committing the I'nited States to
a formal alliance.
Pekin, May 8. The Russians, it
announced, have reoccupied New
Chwang with a large force and have
put garrisons in the forts at the
mouth of the Li an river and are nink
ing extensive warlike preparations.
Washington, May 8. In the Rus
sian series of diplomatic exchanges in
the current volume of foreign rela
tions now in press is given the text of
a communication addressed by Ambas
sador Tower to the Russian foreign
office relative to theaunouncement that
China was about to sign an agreement
with the Russo-Cblnese bank where
by valuable exclusive privileges were
to be secured by that institution. The
note brought forth the important dec
laration from Count Lamsdorff, min
ister for foreign affairs, that Russia
proposed to restore Manchuria to
China, and would recall her troops
from that proInce, and that there
was no Intention to interfere with the
'open door" arrangement. Tower's note
to the Russian minister for foreign af
Our Note to the Russians.
"In obedience to instructions which
I have received from the government
of the United States I have the honor
to inform your excellency that the
American minister to China has report
ed in a telegram recently received at
Washington that lrlnee Ching has
agreed to siiin the Manchurian con
vention, and also a separate conven
tion with the Russo-Chinese bank, un
der which exclusive privileges of in
dustrial development in Manchuria are
to be granted to. that bank.
"I am instructed to say that tne
government of the United States could
look only with concern upon any agree
ment by which China should extend
to a corporate company the exclusive
right within its territory to open
mines, construct railway and to ex
ert other industrial privileges. It is
the belief of the government of the
United States that by permitting or
creating a monopoly of this character
China would contravene the treaties
which it has already entered into with
foreign powers and would injure the
rights of American citizens by restrict
ing legitimate trade; also that such
action would lead to the impairment
of Chinese sovereignty and tend to
diminish the ability of China to meet
Other Powers Might Do Likewise.
"Other powers as well might seek
similar advantages in different parts
of the Chinese empire, and would de
stroy the policy of equal treatment
of all nations in regard to naviga
tion and commerce throughout China.
I am. further instructed to convey to
your excellency the sentiment of the
United States government that the ac
quiring by any one iwor of exclusive
privileges In China for its subjects
or Its own commerce would be con
tradictory to the assurances reieated
ly given by the imperial Russian min
istry for foreign affairs to the United
States of the intention of the Russian
government to maintain the policy of
the 'open door' in China, as that pol
icy has been advocated by the United
States and accepted by all the powers
who have commercial interests within
the Chinese empire.
Asked to Olve One Attention. ,
"I am to assure you that the gov
ernment of the United States is now,
as it has always been heretofore, ani
mated by the desire to secure for all
nations entirely equal intercourse with
China, and I am Instructed to present
to your excellency the request that
the imperial Russian government will
give due attention to the foregoing con
siderations, which have also been ad
dressed to the Chinese government, and
to express to your excellency the hope
that such measures of procedure may
be adopted as will allay the appre
hension of the government of the Unit
BEPLt OP COUNT U.MSDORFF
Fall Text of What Ha Wrote to Hay We
Acted Entirely Alone.
Following is" the reply of Count
Lamsdorff: "The inrperial govern
ment, always desirous of cultivating
and developing the best relations with
the United States, is fully disposed to
remove the ii.nx.iety which the pro-
Terms by Which New
EXCHANGE OF STOCK
Significance of Move
Shown in An Offi
New York, Mav S. There is the
verv best authority for staling that
the terms of the Rock Islaml-'Frisco
deal are substantial! v as follows: For
every share of common stock of the
'Frisco the Rock Island will give ?G0
in collateral trust 5 per cent bonds to
be secured on the 'Frisco common
stock as bought and $iO in Kock lsl
and common stock! It is understood
these terms' will be offered to all
holders of "Frisco Stock.
An Official Move
New York, Mav S. President Yoa
kum, of the St. Louis - San Francisco
Railroad company, has been elected a
breetor of the Chicago. Rock Island
& Pacinc. J. P. Morgan & Co. made
a statement in which it was said the
election of Yoakum as a director of
the Rock Island company "means the
harmonious relations which have ex-
sted for some time between the two
oads are to continue."
The financiers interpret this oflieial
it-know ledgment of a long pending
leal providing one management of
the two roads been completed.
KNIGHTS OF CONSTANTINE
HOLDING ANNUAL SESSION
Peoria, III., May S. One hundred
members uf the imperial council.
Knights of the Red Cross of Constan-
tine, of the western 'Masonic jurisdic
tion, representing Illinois, Missouri.
Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and
Wisconsin, are holding their annual
session here todav. The election of
tricers is the most important bus!
posed arrangements between Russia
and China appear to have caused the
cabinet at Washington, but it feels
itself bound at the same time to de
clare th.it negotiations carried on be
tween two entirely Independent states
are not subjects to be submitted to the
approval of other powers.
"There is no thought of attacking
th" principle of the 'open door' as that
principle is understood by the Imperial
government of Russia, and Russia
has no intention whatever to change
the policj" followed by her in that re
spect up to the present time.
"If the Russo-Chinese bank should
obtain concessions in China the agree
ments of a private character relating
to them would not differ from those
heretofore concluded by so many oth
er foreign corporations. Rut would it
not be very strance if the 'door' that
is 'open' to certain nations should be
closed to Russia, wlirco frontier ad
Joins that of Manehuri5 and who has
been forced by receut events to svnd
her troops Into Uiat province to r
establish order in the plain and com
mon Interest of all natious? It is true
that Russia has conquered Manchuria,
but she still maintains her tirm deter
mination to restore it to China and re
call her troops as soon as the condi
tions of evacuation shall have been
agreed upon, and the necessary steps
taken to prevent a fresh outbreak of
trouble in the neighlxiring territory.
"It is impossible to deny to an in
dependent state the Tight to grant to
others such concessions as it is free, to
dispose, and I have, every reason to
believe that the demands of the Russo
Chinese bank do net in the least ex
ceed those that .have been so often
formulated by other foreign compa
nies, and I feel that under the circum
stances it would not be easy for the
Imperial government to deny to Rus
sian companies support which is given
by other governments to companies
and syndicates of their own "nationali
ties. "At all eveuts I beg your excellency
to believe that there is not. nor can
there be, any question of the contradic
tion of assurances, which, under the
orders of his majesty, the emperor, I
have had occasion to give heretofore
in regard to the' principles -which in
variably direct the policy of Russia."
Because of the announcement of the
Anglo-Japanese agreement at about the
same time Hay addressed : the Rus
sian government relative to the Russo
Chinese bank. Hay directed Ambassa
dor Tower to advise the Russian gov
ernment that this government did not
know that negotiations: for such an
arrangement were pending, and that
neither Great Britain nor Japan was
consulted regarding the note. ' '
BREAD PRICE HIGH
Cakes, Pastry and Buns Ad
vanced in Chi
cago. STAFF OF LIFE COMES NEXT
Further Increase is Anticipated by
Those Who Ought to
Chicago, May 8. All large bakeries
In Chicago and many of the smaller
concerns have raised the price of cakes.
pastry and buns and proprietors say
that if the demands of labor for in
creased wages keep up they will be
compelled to charge more for bread.
With this boost In the price of edibles
came the news that boarding houses
will charge more as a consequence of
the higher prices for food and meat
A visit to grocery stores showed that
the proprietors were now receiving for
vegetables twice as much as they had
been getting a year aaro. .
Farther Increase Anticipated.
The increase 011 buns is 2 cents a
dozen and that on the pastry varies.
The high price of eggs and milk is also
a cause for Cue increase. "I look for
a further increase in prices of all bak
ery goods." said the president of the
Piper company, one of the largest con
cerns on the north side.
STRIKE OF 11,000 MEN
IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Melbourne, May S. A strike in vol v-
ng ll.OOO men on the stale-owned
railroads of Victoria was inaugurated
it midnight, resulting from a dispute
between the government and eni
ployes regarding the riht of the lat
ter to affiliate themselves with trades
NEW CONFESSION OF FAITH
SEEMS TO HAVE CARRIED
Philadelphia, May S. Stated Clerk
Roberts, of the Presbyterian general
assembly, has received enough affirm
ative votes from presbyteries to in
sure the adoption of the revised con
fession of faith by the general a
semblv at Los Angeles this month.
CLAIMS TO BE THE BEST
New Rifle Evolved by V. 8. Army Officer
Called the Mont fowerfal In
Washington, May S. The army
hoard which has been considering the
merits of the new service rifle has
declared in favor of a weapon with a
barrel only twenty-four inches long. us
ing a ,oO ball. The new gun is a re
markable weapon. according to the ord-
ance officers, for while it is four
inches shorter than the Krair and only
two inches longer than the carbine, it
is more powerful than either, with a
higher initial velocity and flatter
It can easily penetrate twenty-four
one-inch pine planks and is a pound
lighter than the service ritle, which
hs a consideration in the tropics. A
new feature is a complete encasement
of the barrel in wood to prevent burn
ing the hands of the marksmen when
the gun Is discharged rapidly. The
weaion was evolved by United States
army officers and is not patented. It
Is asserted to be the most iowerful
musket in ihe world.
Policemen on a Strike.
Kenosha. Wis.. May 8. Three of the
seven patrolmen on the Kenosha police
force have struck for an increase of
wages, l he men were recently piacea
under civil service and a small cut was
made in their pay. . They lefused to
accept the cut and are now seeking to
prevent the places on the force being
tilled. The men are backed by several
members of the council and it is
claimed that every member of the force
will be on strike soon.
Investigation at South, tlrnd.
South Rend, Ind.. May S. Thirty
policemen have leen called before the
grand jury to testify concerning al
leged irregularities In the releasing of
prisoners, the releases being given
without the knowledge of the prose
cutor. Sergeant Chappell refused to
open the record of arrests or to deliver
the books to the prand jury and a le
gal tight will follow.
Legislation In Wisconsin.
Madison, May S. The assembly by
a vote of (13 to J4 refused to concur
In the senate amendment to the ad
valorem railway tax bill, exempting
bonds from taxation. The measure will
go over to the senate, which it Is gen
erally understood will decline to recede
from the stand it has taken, where
upon a conference committee will be
Two Jailbird Fly Away.
Sycamore, Ills., May 8. Two young
men who were confined In a jail here
sawed the bars of their cell and made
their escape. They were pursued by
A score of citizens, but succeeded in
boarding a train bound for Chicago,
where a search is now being made for
He Has to Work Hard Too.
Miss Sweetly What's Mr. Ilardup
doing for a living now;?
fleortre Oh. anything tnat ms rzcu
jvlfe tells him. Comic Cuts.
THE WATER CURE
USED IN AN ASYLUM
Ex-XarseSays It Was Common When
She Was Serving in Kan
Topeka, Kan., May 8. It has been
customary to administer the "water
cure" to refractory patients at the To
peka Asylum for the Insane, accord
ing to the testimony of Miss Knox,
of Topeka, given before the legislative
Investigation committee. She was an
attendant at the asylum.
"How was the water cure adminls
tered?" Inquired W. S. Jenks, of the
"When a patient refused to obey the
orders given by the superintendent.
Miss Houston," said Miss Knox, "the
attendants were ordered by Miss
Houston to throw a sheet over the pa
tient's head and draw her to the floor.
While the attendants held the patient
Miss Houston poured water out of a
pan into the patient's face. The water
was poured fast and the pouring con
tinued until the patient agreed to obey
It Creates a Sensation, But the Ac
cused Says He Will Be
Rapid City. Mich., May 8. Profes
sor A. Tyner Wooliert principal of
the Rapid City schools, has been ar
rested on a warrant sworn out by
Renjamin Pickad, of this place, charg
ing him with taking liberties with
Pickard's l.i-year-old daughter Dottie.
It Is said that the offense was com
mitted about two months ago, but the
girl did not tell about it until about
a week ago.
The accusation has created a sesa-
tion. as Woolpert has been well liked
and has moved in the best society.
There is a wide difference of opinion
as to his guilt, but he expects to be
able to completely exonerate himself.
The affair has been talked of for alwmt
a week. He has given $."(( bail to ap
pear for examination May V2.
CLOSES ITS CONVENTION
Xew Orleans, May S. The .VI th an
nual session of the American Medical
issociation closed todav with the
lection of the following officers:
President Dr. .1. 11. Musser, Phila-
Treasurer -Dr. Henry P. Newman.
Secretary Dr. George 11. Simmons,
Dr. G. F. .lenkins. of Iowa, was
elected fourth vice president.
Iowa Women's Clubs.
Des Moines. Ia.. May 8. The first
day's meeting of the Iowa Federation
of Women's Clubs was devoted to the
reports of officers and to social func
tions. The visitors were received in
the afternoon at the home of Govern
or and Mrs. Cummins, and at night at
the home of Judge and Mrs. S. F.
Prouty. In addition there was a
drive about the city.
Tossed a Dollar for the Office.
Martinsville, Ind., May 8. At the
town election at Paragon the candi
dates for marshal Jacob Holsapple,
Republican, and Lawsou Payton, inde-
pendent each received the same num
ber of votes 5. and the judges, to de
termine a choice, tossed up a . dollar.
The toss resulted in favor of Lawson
Payton. J. G. KUiott. independent
candidate for clerk and treasurer, was
elected. It will be his third term.
Illinois Ked Men Adjourn.
Blooinington, Ills., May 8. The
twenty-sixth grand council of Illinois
Red Men has adjourned to meet next
year in Qulncy. The following officers
were elected: Great prophet, F. C.
Smith, East St. Louis: great sachem,
James R. Wilson. Chicago; senior
sagamone, C. H. Winman. Auburn; Ju
nior sagamone, W. H. Chew, Shelby-
ville; great keeper of wampum, Will
Dangerous to Navigation.
Baltimore, May S. Captain Charles,
of the steamer Manna Hata from New
York, which has arrived here, reports
that he examined the wreck of the
steamer Saginaw which was sunk in
a collision with the Hamilton on Mon
day night, and that it is very danger
ous to navigation.
Filipinos Made Citizens.
Pittsburg, May 8. Ten Filipinos ap
peared in the United States district
court and took the oath of allegiance
to the United States. The Filipinos
are connected with a traveling show
and were in charge of Captain T. W.
Griffith, the recruiting officer of the
United States army, stationed here.
Kew Idea for City Councils.
Lansing, Mich.. May 8. Representa
tive Ashley will make an effort to
have reported out his bill to empower
the council to subpoena and swear
witnesses in investigations into the con
duct 'Of city officials. "I saw the need
of such a measure when I was In the
council," be says,
HOLD HI A!
Brother of lilcKinley As
sassin Locked Up in
IS NOT UNWILLING
The Roosevelt Reception
in the Golden
Los Angeles. Cal., May 8. John
Czolgosz, brother of the anarchist
who killed President McKinley, is still
in confinement. After his arrest Czol
gosz agreed that it might be to his
own interest to remain in the station
until after the president had left the
city, but expressed the wish that as
liltle publicity as possible be given
He will be released Saturda3-.
President In Los Anreles.
Los Angeles. May S. President
Roosevelt reached here at 1 this af
ternoon and was given an enthusias
tic welcome bv a vast multitude of
people. The party was driven imme
diately to the Westminster hotel,
where luncheon was served, after
Which they reviewed an elaborate
Short stops were made this morn
ing at Clareniont and Pasadena, the
president making brief addresses.
Redlands. Cal.. May .s. President
Roosevelt was formally welcomed to
California bv Gov. Pardee and the
committee of the state legislature.
He responded in a brief address and
ifter luncheon was driven through
the city and parks.
Ten thousand people gave him an
enthusiastic welcome on his arrival.
llscorted by the militia he was drien
to the Calina hotel, the streets in
front of it being packed. Opposite
the balcony from which the presi-
lent spoke 1,'tOO school children were
seated on a stand. As the president
ipproached each of the children wav
ed a flag and their young voices were
often raised in cheers. They also
sang national airs.
After the usual introductory and
welcoming speeches, the president de
livered an address.
Xlffht at Riverside-
At the close of the president's
speech an informal reception was
held, attended by the governor, the
members of the legislature and a few
others. The party left at- .1 o'clock
for San Rernardino. where a brief.
stop was made. The next stop was at
Riverside, where the night was spent.
OIL TANK STEAMER
GIVEN UP AS LOST
New York, May S. Kdgar F. Luck-
enbach, one of the owners of the oil
tank steamer which is missinir. said
today he had given up hope of the
steamer ever being heard from. The
vessel left Sabine Pass. Texas. March
'2'2, with a crew of 33 men.
TO WORK THE OTHER WAY
St. Louis, May S. The Commercial
Telegraphers' Union of America to
day filed a petition in the federal
court asking .Judge Adams to issue
an injunction to restrain the Western
Union Telegraph company from dis
charging members of the union.
A Caution to Sweethearts.
In 1S34 the Primitive Methodists of
Burnley issued an edict against Sun
day courting. They regarded it as so
serious an offense against the dignity
of the Sabbath that they actually pass
ed In solemn and sober earnest the fol
lowing stern and autocratic minute:
"That we do not allow young men and
young women of our society to court
with each other on Sunday; neither do
we allow our single men and women
to walk In the street together, arm In
arm, at any time; neither do we allow,
them to stand at street corners chat
General Grant always yielded In a
sort of whimsical way to his wife's
domination of himself and his affairs.
The "family" ran the household as it
pleased, without much reference to
General Grant's predilections. Once
at the railway station In Galena ho
called the attention of a friend to a
truckload of trunks ready for shipment
east. "Do you see that pile ?" he asked,
"That Is the Grant baggage. Do you
see that little black valise away up on
top That's mine.
Iler Fashionable Friend Why didn't
you bring the baby?
The New Mamma I did want to, but
there wasn't room in the carriage for
her and my doggie both. Chicago BMr