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CHAPTER HI. ( Continued )
"What is the matter , Kitty ? " he
asked , .In a grav.e , kindly tone , when
he had looked at me for some minutes.
"Nothing , " I returned quickly. ' 'Do
I look as though something was the
matter ? ' . '
"Yes , very much , " he answered
quietly , after a moment's pause.
I threw my work away from me , and
looked across at hlnii defiantly , desper
ately , \tfltti a sudden passionate Im
pulse to pour out jn bitter .words all
my anger and * resentment. '
"Yes , something Is-tho matter ! " I
"I knew that , " he replied , In his
< < litiet. > .klndly tone. '
\ I looked at him quickly , my breath
coming and going In little excited ,
angry gasps. And in a moment , as I
looked , my flash of courage vanished.
My heart was beating fast still , but
beating in a frightened , fluttering way.
"I ought to understand your moods
by this time , Kitty , " he continued gen
tly. "I knew in a moment that some
thing had worried you. Tell me all
about It. "
Tell him all about it ! I had sud
denly realized that nothing could induce
duceme.ito.toll - hlm a word about..it.
I could only wonder at myself'for my
own temerity for having said so much.
I looked away hastily out of the win
dow at the organ-man and his monkey
and the growing troop of ragged chil
"Oh , it was nothing ! " I returned
Juirrledly. "Something vexed me. It
was nothing not Important. "
It surprised me that he did not urge
me any further. He sat regarding me
gravely and thoughtfully. There was
something of anxiety In his eyes when
I turned my head again and surprised
"Oh , Mr. Mortimer ! "
The exclamation came from the door-
way. Meg stood there , her hand on the
door , and looked in and hesitated , evi
dently trying desperately to think of
some excuse for hastily retreating. As
John Mortimer'rose and went to meet
her , she came In reluctantly , looking at
him with a half-deprecating , half-
laughing glance , her blue eyes twink
ling even as she mutely apologized. She
I BOWED MY HEAD LOWER OVER MY WORK.
stood in the middle of the room for a
minute , as though hesitating whether
to go or stay. She took off her pretty ,
shady straw hat , and shook her hair
free into loose , airy , pretty waves and
curls ; then suddenly she banished the
thought of retreating , sat down beside
me on the sofa and gave herself up to
the pastime of tormenting us.
Bending forward a little , with one el-
low on her knee , and her pretty chin
on her little pink palm , she could face
us both. Now her eyes glanced mis
L chievously into mine , now suddenly ,
( with a swjft smile , into his. And how
bewltchingly pretty she looked all the
while ! I found myself wondering "with
a. sudden eagerness , and a strange sick
ness of heart , what John Mortimer
thought of her prettlness.
"Kitty's to leave school , Mr. Morti
mer , " she told him presently ' , In an
admirably simple , natural'tone. "Did
you know ? "
I bowed ray head lower over my
work.consclous that my face was grow
ing crimson , and lhat two pairs of
eyes were watching me.
"Is tliat true ? " he asked.
"Mamma says so. For some newly
arisen and mysterious reason , Mr. Mor
timer , Kitty Is to blossom forth at enceInte
Into a grown-up lady aren't you , Kit
ty ? She'a to turn up her hair and
learn how to make jams Instead of
Latin prcee. Mamma , you must know ,
awoke this morning or , rather , this
afternoon in a most astonishingly do-
mesic ( mood , , Shodesc9iided upon us
In our sitting-room and took our
breath away. What do you think &he
said ? "
, don't ! " I cMd helplessly. "Mr.
Mortimer doesn't want to hear. "
"On the contnuy , he's looking mdst
eager , " said Meg , provoklugly calm.
"From all we could gather , Mr. Morti
mer , Kitty's to renounce the higher ed
ucation and take to ladylike accom
plishments jam making and the put
ting of feathera into her hats. Now ,
what would you say was going to hap
pen ? You don't know , of course ? "
"I wish I did ! "
"Kitty , you know , was destined for a
" ' still " I In
"I'm to be a governess ,
terposed. "The plan isn't changed ;
nothing could change it. -want to be
V'g'oVerriSss ! "
"You want to be a governess ? " re
peated Mr. Mortimer slowly , In a some
what puzzled tbne. Well might ho be
puzzled ! Times beyond number I had
confided to him my utter detestation of
tlie post of preceptress told him I
would ratlier sweep rooms , make match
boxes , sell apples at street corners-
do anything ! Nevertheless
' "I shall love to be a governess ! " I
declared , with steady decision.
' "Kitty my dear , dear Kitty ! " ex
"I'shaH-love 1H" Irepeated , with de
Looking up , I found John Mortimer's
eyes still fixed upon me with a steady
glance , half pUzzled , half troubled. He
made a hasty' , resolute attempt to
change the conversation , and succeed
ed ; In a few minutes Meg was gaily de
scribing our plans for summer holidays
in August. She had forgotten me and
the pleasure of tormenting me.
"We are going to Cornwall , " and she
sighed. "Cornwall's quiet that suits
father ; and Cornwall's cheap that
suits mamma. It doesn't suit us at all.
Dora and I hate hills and cliffs ; we
like promenades and bands and ten
nis. It's a frivolous thing to confess
we don't care ! We detect cheaii places ,
and , If there's one thing worse than a
cheap"plaee , it's a quiet place- ! Are
you also coming to Cornwall , Mr. Mor
timer ? "
"No ; I am going to Brittany , if my
present plans hold good. "
"That's where your sister lives ? "
"I don't think I would go to Brit
tany to see my sister if I were you. "
"Why not ? "
"Oh , she don't deserve it. I don't
like your sister , Mr. Mortimer you
don't mind my eaylng so , do you ? "
Mr. Mortimer smiled quickly , yet
"How did you come to know my sis
ter ? " he asked.
"I don't know her ; I don't want to
know her I don't like her ! I read an
article of hers once in one of the dull
magazines the magazines that father
takes in. It was on 'Girls ot the Nine
teenth Century. ' I dare say it was very
clever I know It was very horrid , sar
castic , superior , hateful ! She was a
'girl of the nineteenth century * herself
once , I suppose , once or la she nearly
ninety ? "
"She Is just thirty-six , Miss Meg. "
"Poor thing ! "
We both laughed at the long-drawn-
out pity of Meg's tone.
"At thirty-six I can Imagine that one
may feel a hundred ! " she said feeling
ly. "Still one may feel a hundred with
out feeling so superior about it. Father
gave mo the article to read ; ho thought
It would do me good , and it didn't ! "
"No ; you don't seem to have been
benefited , I confess. "
"It only made me rejoice to think
that I lived In the nineteenth century.
Girls in the last century wore much
less frivolous , ns well as less independ
ent ; they thought less about their lints
and dresses made their things last
spoke wh n they were spoken to , and
were altogether models of correct de
portment. Well , I'm glad I wasn't A
last century girl ! Besides , I haveu't
the least bit of a wish In the world to
bo dead and burled ! I'm glad your
sister lives In Brittany ! Brittany's a
good long way off. 'If she llVed nWri- '
don I suppose we should have to know
her ? "
"You will bo sorry to hear , Miss
Meg , that I believe she Is thinUng of
coming to London. "
"Oh ! To live ? "
"Yes 1 think so. She -went to tirlt-
tnny ten years ago to live with a very
dear friend of hers , who married and
settled there. Her friend , Madame Ar-
naud , is a widow now ; there Is noth
ing to keep them In Brittany any
longer. They arc coming to England
In September indeed , 1 am going
abroad now to help them to settle
their , affajrs before they Jqavo. "
Meg was tapping the ground softly
with her little pointed shoe , and look
ing down at it with an absorbed , puz
zled air , her brows knit In thought.
"Madame Arnaud Madame Ar-
naud ! " she repeated. "I have Heard
of Madumo Arnaud ! "
Ho did not offer to quicken her
memory. It seemed to mo that nn
expression of annoyance crossed his
"What is it that-I'have * heaVd ? I
can't remember , " said Meg , raising her
eyes and appealing to him.
There was a distinct note of impa
tience in his grave tone as ho an
"I am sure I can not say. What
ever you have heard must have been
in her praise that one may safely af
firm ! "
Meg made a little' gesture of disdain.
"And does she belong to this cen
tury ? " she asked , afteif a pause , her
blue eyes looking at him seriously.
"Yes she belongs to this century , "
he said , smlllrig.
But again , In spite1 of his smile , it
struck me that the conversation vexed
him. Ho was impatient , not nt case.
I. had not spoken , but how' ' I felt a
sudden need to ask one question the
same question which indirectly Meg
"Is she young ? " I asked quickly ,
looking at him.
"Not what you would call young ,
Kitty , " he returned gently , in a differ
ent tone. "She is 30 perhaps a little
more than 30 , 1 have not seen much of
her these last ten years , but I saw her
for an hour or two last summer ; she
was as young then as she was at 20.
She is one of those women who will
never grow old. When she comes to
London , Kitty , you must know her.
You and she will be good friends 1
think so. "
"I don't envy Kitty , " said Meg , in a
stage whisper to her pointed toe. "Is
she a French woman ? " she asked In a
different tone , looking up again.
"No English. "
"And she married ) a Frenchman , "
said Meg. "How horrid ! Was he like
the Frenchman one sees upon the
stage always rubbing his hands and
bowing ? Why did she marry him ? "
"Because she loved him , I suppose.
I never asked her. "
"Then why assume that it was love ?
Very few people marry for love ex
cept In books or so mamma says. Not
that mamma's opinion is worth much ;
it's her opinion that our dresses should
last two summers , and that the second
end summer , if wo look guys , wo
should be contented. All the same , all
people don't marry for love for in
stance , I heard today of a person who
thinks of marrying for a very different
He showed no curiosHy , nor did ho
show much. signs of confusion. Per
haps lie bad not heard what Meg said.
Ho did not seem , indeed , to bo heedIng -
Ing her ; ho was rising now to go.
"If one wanted to fall in love , " said
Meg , "one would never choose a
Frenchman. Madame Arnnud Ma
dame Aruaud ? I wonder where I have
beard and what I have heard of Ma
dame Arnaud. "
( To be continued. )
Letters from Buenos Ayrcs give de
tails of a remarkable duel of which
the famous Italian fencing master ,
Chevalier Plnl , was the hero. PIni re
cently opened a school of arms , in the
Argentine republic , and , having been
subjected to some criticism by a local
journal , told the scribe in hlfi own
frank , pleasant way what he thought
of him. Reparation was demanded and
pistols were the weapons selected. The
conditions of meeting were singular.
The adversaries were to be placed back
to back , and at the word of command
were each to take fifteen steps forward
and then turn around and fire simulta-
neou&ly. On the ground the men were
placed as arranged , and , at the given
signal , began to march forward , one of
the seconds counting the steps. Pini
had only made live strides when he
heard a report and the whistle of a bul
let past his ear. Ho turned and saw
his adversary with the smoking pistol
in his hand. Pini , in a furious rage ,
dropped his weapon , rushed at his man
and gave him a sound threshing with
his fists. The seconds took hides for
their respective principals and a gen
eral melee went forward until eomo
gendarmes arrived. Pinl's adversary
then took to his heels , and lias not
been seen since. Pall Mall Gazette.
A Hooded Adder.
When Tom Hood was passing hia
honeymoon in the country he killed
an adder one day. "Tell your father , "
he wrote to his wife's sister , in de
scribing the incident , "that they are
called adders because two and two together -
gether make four. "
Thu Swun n T.niiK-r.Uoil Illril.
Among the birds the swan lives to bo
the oldest , in extreme cases reaching
300 years. The falcon has been'kuowa
to live over 1C2 ycaro.
Oommaudor-in-Ohief of the Transvaal
Atrtry QtoWa Quito
THE SITUAflON SEEMS SERIOUS.
It In ThniiRtit tlin llcnvlnt I'lchtlni ; TTI1I
Oi'cur on Nutnl Morilrr. in lUigllitti
Troopn Muitt lln Itrprllrd Tlinru I'HM-
for Coi | iromli e riot Kit
PRETbR'lA , SejH. 22. General .tou-
bert , the ITocr commander-ln-chlcf , Is
quoted as saying in , au interview :
"The situation is serious. Probably
the heaviest fighting would occur on
the Natal border. The British are
Hkel y to attempt tb invade the Transvaal -
vaal by way of the Van Rclhans pass. "
Urgent messages are reaching the
Raad from members who are. demand
ing authority for the Doers to mass at
CAPETOWN , Sept. 22. At a meet
ing of the African members of parlia
ment today , Mr. Neethlng presiding
the followlngHolegrom was'dispatched
to President Krugor : "Wo Afrikan
der members of parliament thoroughly
sympathize with our Afrikander rela
tive In trouble. While appreciating
the concessions already made in-tho
interests of peace , wo bog to urge the
expediency of doing the utmost , short
of sacrificing independence , to avert
the horrors of war. While agreeing
that the joint inquiry proposed by
Mr. Chamberlain cannot bo asked as
a matter of right , wo believe such a
commission will provide a way out of
the difficulties which are fast approaching
preaching a crisis , with results which
might prove fatal not only to the civil
atfd free state brdthren , but alsVto
the Afrikander party of Cape Colony.
In the presence of Immediate danger
and the momentous issues awaiting
the decision of your honor , the exec
utive and the Volksraad , even the risk
of being misunderstood Is of a minor
importance. We beg your honor to
lay these words , only dictated by a
keen sense of our common interests
and , risks , privately before the execu
tive and Volksraad. "
This message , which was signed by
flfty-three members of parliament , re
ceived the following reply from Pres
ident Krugor : "I wish you and your
sympathizers will notice , as you have
doubtless already seen by the reply of
the Imperial government , that we
have , according to your desire , con
sidered the matter and accepted the
invitation to the Joint commission.
Why the acceptance was delayed is
shown by the dispatches published.
I wish to tlmnlc yon and other friends
once more from my heart for the man
ner in which you have aided our ef
forts for a pacific and satisfactory
solution. Finally I express the hone
that your work and ours will not bo
The meeting also adopted a resolu
tion to the effect that It had heard
with satisfaction that the executive of
he Transvaal had accepted the invita
tion of the point inquiry and trusted
the acceptance would render an out-
bienk of hostilities practically impos
HARRISON ON BOUNDARY.
Mays Extension Can IJn ClulniPil Only l > y
PARIS , Sept. 22. Continuing his
argument in behalf of Venezuela be-
for the Venezuelan arbitration bound
ary commission today. Ex-President
Harrison said the Issue of diplomatic
correspondence showed that Great
Britain had never claimed more than
the Dutch had. Ho hold that the
legal and political departments of the
foreign ofllce did not scorn to agree ,
the latter taking its inspiration to the
surveyor , Sir Robert Schombergk ,
while Sir Richard Webster , the Brit
ish attorney general , went further
and claimed they extended Schom
Continuing , Mr. Harrison said ho
proposed to show that -the Dutch
rights-of'1814 were much smaller than
those of any line now suggested by
great Britain and that those lines
were now extinct through the dis
puted territory. Any extension , ho
asserted , of the original or adverse
holding , and that all the rest of the
country belonged to Venezuela.
Transport Itnforil Uotuliuul.
NEW YORK , Sept. 22. The United
States transport Bnford , which was
about to sail today , was detained In
her dock by the quarantine authori
ties for a second disinfection and will
sail tomorrow. Health Officer Doty
explained this action by saying : "One
of the soldiers who arrlyed from Ha
vana on the Buford Is in our hospital
at Swinburne island and has devel
oped suspicious symptoms today ,
which I have no doubt will prove the
disease to be yellow fever. "
"Will Attend Ileivry Keoeptlnn.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Sept. 22.
Governor De Forest Richards has
decided to attend the Dewey recep
tion at New York , and has wired his
acceptance of the invitation of the
mayor of New York to bo present
De Forest Richards , jr. , was a class
mate and roommate of George Dewey
jr. , and the two families are very wel
acquainted with each other , the Rich
ards having spent a summer nt the
home of Dewey In Vermont.
A Soliller Goon luxane.
CHICAGO , 111. , Sept. 22. William
Sterling , formerly a private in Com
pany K , First Colorado volunteers , and
a son of James Sterling of Canton , O.
was found by the police In a dementei
condition hero today.
Sterling was wounded In a sklrmlsl
with the Filipinos a year ago , and It
is supposed that this and the hard
ships undergone in the campaign have
at last had the effect of temporarily
unsettling his mind. In his pocket was
found u letter from Miss Eunlco Scot
of Alcott , Colo. , whom ho declared ho
was going to marry.
TA GRAND ARMY TAV * &
W tfit HIP Cnufcilrnlte Vein 1'rirW tn
1-iiradr In lr\rrf'n Honor.
NBW YOHIC , Sept. 152. At General
Roc's ofllre Joday It Is aaid the refusal
of tlie > Uraitil Army , organization to
take part in ( he Dewey land parable
was final. General Roe is not dis
posed to recede an hull from bin po
sition. The ex-confederate vetcrcuiu
will not inurrh cither , bting unable to
parade In tlmr. The Hurt of inarch or
the pnradt' as al present agreed ou fol
Geiiiu-al Ron rnd nld. < ? 8. "I * 7
Tlic-men and officers of. the OTympfa.
Admiral Dewey and Mujor Vau
Wy.clc In a earrings.
Rear Admiral Sampson | n ' a carriage
with a coinmittccniiin.
T , ! , sjallors o ( th < t North Atlimtfa
Regulars of1 the tinned States nrmyv
General Roosevelt at head of New
York state militia.
The Forty-eighth Highlanders-
The Navnl Reserves of New YorK.
G6vortlpr of Vermont and staff ana"
the military oi'gantzatlona of the fol
lowing named states to march In order
of their adtnission to the union : Penn
sylvania , New Jersey , Georgia , Con
necticut , Maryland , South Carolina ,
Now Hampshire. Rhode Island. Mlri-
.slsslppl.Missouri. Texas and District
of Columbia all militia !
Veterans of the SpanlshKAmorlcan
Roar Admiral Sclilcy and First As
sistant Postmaster General Perry S.
Heath , havd sent acceptances. .
"It will give me much dollght , " wrote
Roar Admiral Schley , "to ho present
and participate in the city's honor to
the peerless Dcirey. ' ' > <
The mother and widow of Captain
Grldlcy of the Olympla will be present.
Governor Sadler of Novnda declined
to attend , but said that state would bp
represented by Senators Jones and
BlG'COALTONNE IN .SIGH *
Ilallronil * Umit.le tn J-urnlp.li t'nr fertile
tile Con I Men ,
CHICAGO. Sept. 22. The Record
says : According1 to present Indications ,
the central west this winter will ex
perience n coal famine the like of
which never before has boon known
in this section of the country. Pros
perity , it Is said , will bo the primary
cause of the famine. Ordinarily at thl
season of the year the railroad com
panies , especially those whoso JInca
connect tbu cast and the central wbst4
derive their greatest benefit from tho-
transportation of coal from the east
ern fields of this section , but under
the present conditions they are unublo
to provide cars for the hauling , of tlm
fuel , owing to the unprecedented hand
ling of , other and more profitable com
Under ordinary conditions the Inlco
carriers are engaged In carrying con !
from the east to the west and stocking
the great bunkers for the winter sup
ply , but in the summer , which ends
today , they have had more than they
could do to haul other things , which
contributed more generally to the ox-
chcquot H of the various companies.
PENSIONS FOR WESTERN VETERANS
Siirvluirn of tlin Civil War Hriiininliurcil
uar ! > } ' I InCoKTIllncill. .
WASHINGTON , Sept. 22. The fol-
lowlnging western pensions have been
Issue of September C :
Nebraska : Additional Frederick
L . ISibort , Belgrade , $0 to ? 12. In
crease Albert O. Swift , Nebraska
City , $ < to $12 ; Jacob Adams , Auburn.
$11 to $8 ; Isaiah Nelson , Bin-well , $ (5 (
to $8 ; Tolbcrt Draper , Ord , ? C to $3.
Mexican war widows Eliza J. McCoy ,
Curtis , $8.
Iowa : Additional William Sablns ,
Adair , $8 to $10 ; George A. Paddock ,
Uvormore. $8 to ? lb ; Thomas 13.
Ramsey , Coon Rapids , $2 to $ ( i. In
crease Robert Southwell , Guilder , ? 8
to $12 ; Albert Wright , Elllot't , ? G to
$8 ; William Kerr , Sioux City. $8 to
$10 ; Thomas T. McWllliamu , Mt. Ayr ,
$8 to $12 ; John Vnnsant , Wayland , $12
to $17 ; Caleb Handyshcll , Ottumwa ,
$14 to $17 ; William Russell , Sham-
baugh , ? 8 to $10.
REESE HEADS THE TICKET.
Nominations l > y the Jt pul > llruti Stiitti Con-
Mintlnn llnlil In Oiimliu.
For Supreme .Tiid o
M. . 11T2R8K , IrfincuHtfr County
RpBeiUH of tlio State UnlvpfHlty . . . .
. . . . ] : . Cl. M'OII/rON. Douglas county
Un. WIIVUAM H. KI/V. llrow : : County
OMAHA , Sept. 22. Foregoing is the
ticked placed In nomination by the
repubican state convention in thia
city yesterday. The convention was
Judge Reese telephoned to the com
mittee of the convention which had
nominated him for judge of the supreme
premo court and accepted the nom
Strike on DrnliutBO G'it nit I.
JOLIET. 111. , Sept. 22. Five hundred
laborers on section 18 of the drainage
canal struck today. The contractors
liavp been paying them twice a mouth ,
but owing to the frequency of the
sprees which resulted from tills it was
resolved to pay monthly. The men
objected and struck. They are largely
foreigners and trouble Is foqred.
Mllllonulrn ( 'little llrrodrr Dcitil ,
DENVER , Sept. 22. Charles N.
Whitman , millionaire breeder of
Hereford cattle , with farms in Kan
sas and a 250roOO-acro ranch In Texas ,
is dead at his homo hero of a disease
of the stomach. He was 49 years old.
Itrlni ; Gold From
NEW YORK , Sept. 22. Reports nro
current In Wall street that the Im
portation of gold from Europe Is
about to begin. It is said that 100-
000 , or $50000 ; 0 , In gold lias already
been purchased in the open market
In London for shipment to Now York.
It is said that the National City bank
is aranglng to bring $5,000,000 In gold
from Europe and that Lqzard Freros
probably will import a largo amount
from Paris. If gold is coming to No\r
York from the other side the effect
will bo to produce a relaxation in
money , or at east to prevent a greater
W. G. Piper , late of Moscow ,
Idaho , haa died at Providence hospital.
Scuttle , Wash ,
Floref.re Mnrryat ( Mrs. Francis
Lean ) , the novelist , Is dying at
.Brighton , England.
Pig Iron has advanced $1 n ton , No. I
/oiN'dry now Hclllug for $19.DO , the
hfjChtst In twenty year * .
The Netr Orleans lie rtrrlvod at
Snnfo Domingo , th < Alliance nt Fua-
clml mid the Kuutx at Gibraltar ,
Thomas B.iJn , ncu' spcnkfcv of the
Cnnndfan h6n e' ' of cdrnmbim : "la1 ' *
farmer , the flnrt f gnfo the poat. '
The1 IBHUC df tfoTd 'ertlflcntei"byntfte
froastiry deportment m > on < deposits of
gold coin amount W dato-fo $ Gl2B , Ov
The queiHi regent of Spain htw. pre
sented the SpnnlB& casino at Tnmpa , .
Fin. , with 6W ) books-fou ! < ; * library for
A largo sftnro In- the Ontral' rand !
Southern Pacific -railways huu .Insert
nought by Spc-yer & Co. , bunkers' p T
M w York.
John L. Hnnnn , ohfef of polleo at
ttulton , Oa. , wits shot and killed' b'y
thren moonshiners , whom ho was try *
ing ( arrest.
T7) ) < ? Association- froiv nndt Steel'
Sheet Manufacture advanced' ' tho1
price of sheet from Jfl.lOitot $3.25- ton ;
to take effect at once.
The wnr department linn directed ! tlirr
transports Sikh and pity of Rio to go.
. and tako-tlio'Thirty-
tx > Portland , Ore. ,
fifth voFuriteers to Manila.
Resolutions wqre adopted1 by the
German Catholic Central society pro
testing against the nllogqil iVesecratloni
pf cluirrfaeu hi the Philippines'
The government ban tnkon stops to
nccuru possession of Mission R'oclc Saw
Francisco hay , which ) ms been hQld.pY
the California Dry Dock company slnc&
' ' '
The total Dumber of deaths liv BIOR-
toit last year was 10,880 , n > decrease of
2i8 ( from thn previous y ar , and the-
death rnke was the lowest on > rouortl In
Lieutenant Koontz of tlio Fbrtyr
fourth volunteer infantry , closed' ' th y
recruiting afllca at : Dodge City , > Kai . ,
having enlisted twenty-four men' 1m
two d'uy .
The president has Issued ai proclaitia-
tioa declaring that the local Hawaiian
officials arr without power to transfer-
title to public lands In Hawaii , , penrllB .
legislation l > r congress.
The national memorial , , obmmittee
lias voted 10,000 for the erection ofTai
silitable librnry at Ilawardcn for Glad-
otone'rf collection of books and the-
work will begin nt once.
Major George D. Davis , commissary
pf subsistence. United Statea vqltm-
toers , of tin * purqhaHing commissary ah
Chicago , has boon ordered to Kansas-
City to purchase subsistencentdres. .
At the convention of the Illinois
Liquor Dealers' association the state
treasurer reported receipts of 414,422.75-
during the year and expenditures of
$0,175.17 , leaving a balance of $8,247.78.
The Society of the Army of the
Potomac is to hold its thirtieth annual
reunion in Plttsburg , Poniu , October
11 and 12 and arrangements already
made there Insure It the heartiest wel
Senator Doboe of Kentucky , bavins
shaved off his drooping inoustacho at
the instance of friends who wanted
him to bo modern , now lee ts so muc'i
like President McKlnloy that it la diffi
cult to tell them apart at a short dis
tance. ' '
An admiral's salute of seventeen
guns is to bo fired by the battery of
the Pennsylvania state an-enal In Har-
rlsburt ; on the day that Admiral Dewo v
lands In this country. Similar tmlutos
will bo fired at the sumo time at Wich
ita and Topcicn , Kan.
Plans for the holding ot a conven
tion to consider the question of the
construction of a waterway suitable
for vessels of ordinary draught from
the Great lakes to the Mississippi river
by way of the Illinois river are pr'ac-
tlcally completed and a committee has
Issued a call for the convention , to beheld
held in Pcorin , October 10. County
judges of the counties most interested
arc Invited to mime delegates to the
The war department has apprbved
the action of General Otis In refusing
to allow the Spanish ships to go to
ports controlled by the Insurgents to
take away Spanish prisoners. These
ships , however , will bo allowed to pro
ceed to such ports under the escort of
vessels of the United States. The
transfer of the Spanish prisoners to
the ships will bo under the direction
and control of the United States offi
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE.
Oumliii , ClilciiK" mid Nmr York Market
IJuttci' Crcninory Hopuiator. 17 51 18
Huttcr Choice fancy country 10 & is
KBKH Fresh , per iloz . ll l w ar
Chickens-Sprint ; , per II ) . ! ) ft
I'lgcons Live , per iloz . 75 @ SO
LembrtK I'cr box . 4 7 > ( ft 5 50
CnulberrlcH Jorwey , per bbl , . CU3 @ G CO
AppleB Per bbl . , . . . , . 21 ! > 2EO
Potatoes Per bu . 20
Swbet potatoes Per bbl . 200 0)223' )
Hay Upland , per ton . COO 0600
Hides No. 1 green . 7 fy T'/i
HogH-ChoIco llBht . 43o
Hogs Heavy welghtH 423
Beef ritecrs 240
Cftlves . G50
WoHternw . 240
Stock cows and holfer.i . . . . 2 7 >
Qtoora and liclfers . 363 iff /
COWB . 240 f i
HelforH . 350
Stockern and feeders . 325
Hhcep Lnmbs , . . .i . 400
Bheep Feeder wothera . . . . . . 365 360
\Vhcnt-No. 2 spring . C7 < fi6SJi >
Cprn-rPer bu . , . Xl' fif 34
Hurley No. 2 . 30 f 43
Outs Per bu . 22 53
Ityo No. 2 . 56 C'l > 57 > i
Timothy Heed , per bu . 220 Gy 2 23
Pork Per cwt . 740 j > 805
Lard . r.17 62532
C'uttlo Blacken * and feoderHHOO ftt > 50n
HnngerH . 325 @ 5 M
HogH Mixed . 4'iO ( it ) 4 7ii
Sheet * Lambs . 350 C'iG2T ) ,
Sheep \Veatern rangers . . . . 100 & u 40
NEW YORK MAr.KET.
Wheat No. 2 red . 7. ' . < T ? 7.3U
Corn-No. 2 . 3S i } < 33 ? , ,
O.Ub-No. 2 . 27 if ? 27 > ( t
Sheep Muttons . .TS5 ® I Si
Hogb Mixed . I2 D 4 4 < i
Cuttlo-stockers unU feeders 3 So © 5 ou