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4t li~W' JBW s'l V7. r:- OF THE TIMES. HOICB 8ELECT10N OP TERESTING ITEMS. IN- ont* and CrlUelams Based Upon Happenings or the D»y— Historical and News Kates. IT i( the necesbity of keeping up a good appearance on a small salary (hut sometimes loads to the cashier's disap pearance. IN Buenos Ayros the police atone have the riglit of whistling on the streets. Any other person whistling is at once arrested. rHwr/ A large emigration of negroes from Miasitibi|jpi to Oklahoma is anticipated, ts teat by them to "spy oat the buvo returned with a favorable Tri|& military auihorities at St. Pe tersburg have decreed that ill future foreigners ahall not be allowed to serve in the army un'ess they are willing to become Ru^siai citizens. ,MES. ANKIE. HALL, who is suing for a divorce in a Brooklyn court, bases her petition upon tho alleged wreck of her nervous system by her husband's iiabit of grinding his teeth daring his sleep. HENRY VILLARD ro ontly gavo out a mysterious hint that railway operators ought to buy sparingly of locomotives on tlfo ground that tho whole system of traelijifcia menaced by a motive power eater than, steam. 1 of the advertisements in the elevated cars in New York are fnnnier than was intended. One reads, "Kock xoaches Killed Kontinually" (this is in tended to be facetious) then it gravely adds, "Water-bugs, rats, and mice for sale everywhere." IT is not generally known that ex cessive palpitation of the heart can be promptly stopped by bending double, "with the head downward and the arms pendant, ao that temporary, congestion of the upper part of the body is pro duced. It' the breath be held at the tame time the effect of this action is '".hastened. THREE 'doctors at work' enforcing sanitary regulations in the cholera-in fected sections of Spain have been killed by the peasants. One was Jed at Valencia by a stiletto, stab in back another, at Mogente, had plit into with an ax wielded yoman, and a third was set upon killed by a mob near Leeds. AN Albion, N. Y., dispatch says: "Twenty years ago Owen McCarthy, a leading merchant of this place, sud denly disappeared. He was in debt to diffeient parties over $15,0U0. Nothing was ever heard of him until a few days. ago,. When he reappeared in town. He 1 hunted up his creditors and paid each one in full with interest for twenty years. He had struck natural gas." .. A SQUAD of Tenth Maine Volunteers, while out scouting at South Mountain, came across an old woman hiding in a log cabin. After the usual salutations 4 one of the pquad named Spaulding asked her: "Well, old lady, are you a Secesb?" "No," was the answer. "Are you Union?" "No." "What are you then?" "A Baptist, and always have been!" The scouting party was sat- Iary JOHNSON, of. the Indiana ioard of Charities, reports that ttiSJHfi .in one of the institutions of that Stat^l girl who haa a face and some of the charaoteristies of a pig. She real izes her affliction and avoids strangers in consequence. This is where she differs from many males, who resemble her in the possession of porky character istics, which they always intrude on strangers. THE Masonic fraternity of New York State are to have an asylum for the orphans of their members. It is to be located at Iltica. The plans show an edifice! exceedingly well adapted for the purpose in view, and as the site has been paid for and sufficient money is in hand to pay for the cost of erection, the Masonic body in the State will soon be in possession of an institution of which they may well be proud. ISN'T it about time to take some well considered measures for diminishing the number and fatality of railroad acci dents? A commission of railroad ex perts, with- all the evidence as to the causes of the recent alarming series of disasters On the rail, could surely de some new and effective safeguards lie futnie. The railroad companies Selves ought to be ready to take the lead in a movement of this kind, for their annual bill of damages is growing to be a heavy tax on their dividends. I WILL never let a barber touch my face with" a sponge, and every time a man submits to the humiliation he runs a bad risk", writes a doctor. There, is nothing, more admirably adapted for retaining Mid conveying infection than the sponge, and I attribute a large per- A STRANGE long day's work, extending into night, he was .on his way home, slightly hilar ious from the exhilarating effects oi considerable beer. In the darkness he saw a dog pursuing him, and deeming the animal mad or 'vicious, he climbed a tree and there remained all night, the dog resting quietly under the tree. When daylight dawned the typo saw that he had been terrified by his own dog, and slowly descended a sober and thoughtful man. Ox the roof of a little old-fashioned two-story, house on the east side of Park row and near the corr.er of North Williams street stands a small tree which catches the eye of all who pass down that way on the elevated road, says the New York Sun. It has reached to the stature of six or eight feet, and has rose up from a pile of broken brick and accumulated dire that has created there an oasis of grasses and weeds, crowned by the graceful branches of this stray nilautus tree, of the spocies which old Now Yorkers de signated when first introduced as tho tree of paradise. No stately oak nor towering elm in any of our parks at tracts so much notice as this vagrant oi the housetops. THE amateur photographer in pursuit of an instantaneous photograph is daunted by no human difficulties Bather than lose a good chance for a snap shot he is willing to go through perils which would appall the stoutest heart. Ono of the persistent and in defatigable gentlemen has just succeed ed in getting a good negative of the ex plosion of 250 pounds of dynamite. Everybody else, of course, got safely out of the way, but the amateur with his' kodak stood manfully at his post, within p'ain view of the scene,' and though badly shaken up, and in peril from the falling debris, captured a very good picture. The works of art secured by the amateur photographer are not of the very highest order, but the greatest artists have never shown a noble? zeal and courage in conquering the difficul ties of their profession. A NOVELTY in printing has been intro duced into Germany, by which it is said that two colors can be done at one impression. In addition to the usual appliance for printing in black that part of-the form which is intended to be printed in another color is set up from type, rules ornaments or cuts made of porous material, such as pum ice, Spanish reed, or, best of all, wal nut root. The type or cut thus made is inclosed in a holder, in which is a thin, oily ink, which it absorbs by capil lary attraction, thus always presenting an inked surface ready for the impres sion. The upper rim of' the holder has a rim of metal border slightly reused above the wood type, so that-thovpiek roller passed over the latter without any union of inks. One revolution of tbe cylinder thus effects an impression in two colors. 1 A BUSINESS man of the city, says the Columbu3'(0.) Slate Journal, giving employment to both men and women, upon being asked why he did not em ploy more women than he did, said: "I have employed women very often, and I wish I could feel more encouraged. But the truth is that when a young man come£ to me and begins hi3 work, he feels that it is his life's business. A wife, home and happiness are to be earned, and he settles steadily and earn estly, to his labor, determined to master it, and with every incident spurring him on. He cannot marry until he knows his trade. It is exactly the other way with the girl. She may be as poor as tbe boy and wholly dependent upon herself for a living, but she feels that she will probably be married by and by, and then she must give up the work. So she goes on listlessly. She has no ambition to excel she does not feel that her happiness depends on it. She will marry aud then her husband's wages will support her. She may not say so, but she thinks so, and it spoils her work" Ills Fault. Inventors and explorers are often troublesome to lesser individuals. "How proud you must be of your hus band's invention," said some one to the wife, of a talented mechanic. "Yes, I suppose I am," was the grudging reply, "bnt just now 1 am only relieved at', having the thing completed. For the last year I have been occupied in pick ing up wheels and screw, scattered all over the house, and rubbing out draw ings of cogs and cranks on the flyleaves of books." Not long ago a mother looked over the shoulder of her little girl who was groaning about a difficult lesson. The book was open at the map of Africa, and the mother exclaimed: "Why how that mnp has changed since I was a child 1 Then it had only a few towns about the coa^t, and all the middle was a blank. We didn't have to learn much about the map of Africa it those days." "I know it," cried the little girl, al most in tears, "and it's all the fault of that dreadful Mr. Stanley 1" To Catch the Wo f. Friend of the Family—What in the centage of skin diseases to its promis- world are you petting that trap ou the cuoususe. It is all very well fora front steps for?": barber to say he is careful. He may I ^mngHopoful-To catch the wolf wrwci Lt Pa said that if ma ordered any more of keep his sponges perfectly clean, but f^ose California peaches we should have unless he boils them a score of times a the wolf at the door, and she's gone and dav he can not guarantee them or be done it, for I heard Jitr.—Biirlingto-n sure they may be used with impunity. Free Press. 7~ 1 THE Governor of Chinese Turkestan and mortifying experience resigned his post in order that he lives in the recollection of a ty po in may attend on his aged grandmother Atben, Ga. The other evening, after a the rest of her life. THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES THE PEOPLE CAN AVERT CALAM ITY-WILL. THEY? Hugh O. Pentecost Delivers a Sermon in Which lie makes a Prediction. All the signs of the times indicate that before the sun rises on the 1st day of January, 1901, this nation will writhe and groan and scream in an agony of revolution and that be fore five years have passed the streets of our great cities will be slippery with blood—a hundred drops or blood for each gem that flashes on the necks of the pampered woman of the rich ten drops of blood for each tear that has washed the face of poverty.' What are these signs of the time? In the north every election of im portance is carried at the mouth of a pocket book. In the south every election of importance is carried at the muzzle of a gun. In the north the rich minority rule by boodle. In the south the rich minority rule by buefc shot. In the north the poor are bribed to go to the polls and vote for the rich. In the south the poor are frightened away from the polls to make room for the rich. The Republicans of the north accuse the Democrats of REPUBLICAN MASS ?:MEETIIMG 1 StRfcT" the south of intimidating the poor. The Democrats of the south accuse the Republicans of the north of cor ruption the poor. Both accusations are true. Politics in this country is so rotten that it stinks, and the worst of it is, not that it is so, but that everybody knows that it is so, but almost nobody cares. Tbe pitiful cry of the Democrats after the re cent election in Maine was that they did not have money enough to win. Everybody knows that in every elec tion the party that can buy the most votes will succeed, and that which ever party wins the money lenders and corporations will rule the people for their own benefit. The question is sometimes raised, whether our republican form of gov ernment will fail. It has failed. This is not a republic. It is a plut archy. We are ruled not from Washington but from Wall Street: not from Albany but from the Grand Central railway station. Our Presi dent is the creature of bank directors and protected manufacturers. He was elected by their money he is the agent of their will. Our governors are the creatures of the railroads and cold mines. Our governmental offi cials, from the president to the Pinkerton detectives are appointed by the rich to look after the interests of the rich, although they are paid by taxes wrung from the poor. And the hopelessness of the sit uation is that the poor, with but few exceptions, approve of it. They whine about their poverty, they gnaw their crusts of bread, and suck the marrow out of their soup bones, but they may always be counted on to vote for the rich, and if a revolution were to break out to-morrow, with the object of getting justice done for the poor, nine-tenths of all the poor would shoulder muskets and lay down their lives, in defense of the right of the rich to rob them. Such a nation as ours: a nation in which 1,000,000 plutocrats tyrannize over 60,000,000 sodden slaves: if it is not overthrown by a foreign foe, or drowned in its own blood, will die of the gangrene. I am no Jonah. I do not come to you as a messenger from Jehovah. I only utter tbe words of frlam com mon sense, and each one of you know that what I say is true. Another sign of the times is this:— Laboring people can no longer hope to get justice done them through labor unions. To the clear thinker there never was anjt expectation that wage earners' could get their own by merely combining, with the object of forcing monopolistc employers to pay them higher wages. This is the reason why the politicians who fish for the labor vote, and the editors who bid for labor patronage contend rlW -..iiam..: I .r .w a it 4 a fbr the right of laboring men to or ganize. They know that the union is perfectly harmless against the power of legal monopoly. Monopolists are few, wise, cun ning, and secretly and powerfully or ganized, and they never quarrel with each other against their oWn interests. Vacant land owners, money lenders and managers of cor porate monopolies constitute a more or less closely cemented conspiracy against honest wealth producers. They work into each other's hands, they vote together, they chip in money together to buy votes and law makers and judges. The adminis tration may be publican or Demo cratic, but in either case it adminis ters in the interest of banded monop olists. Congress or the legislature may be Republican or Democratic, but 1n either case it makes laws in the Interest of the land owners, the bondholders, the stockholders, the noteholders, the charter owners, and mortgagees. Sixteen thousand bills' have been introduced during the present session of congress, and every one of them against the interest of the. landless, the moneyless the ma chineryless man. On the other hand th» labor union ists are foolish' unsophisticated, not •secretly and very loosely organized,, and always quarreling among them- selves against their own interests. There are three large labor organ izations in this country: the Knights of Labor, the American Federation of Labor and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, each with' a' man at its head. These organiz ations, instead of working together for the benefit of the members of all, fight against each other more bitterly than they war against the monopolists. The leaders of these organizations are more intensely op posed to each other than they are to the oppressors of labor. They never think together, vote together nor work together and they have not money enough to buy voters, law makers, and judges. The monop olists are united and strong. The labor unions are divided and weak. It is no wonder the politicians and editors wish to keep the attention of working people directed toward labor unionism, for so long as it is so directed monopolies have nothing to fear. But now laborers are beginning to understand that the strike and boy cott is a failure. No great strike ever succeeds now. No great strike can ever succeed again. What has happened in the New York Central railroad will always happen. Labor ers are beginning to understand this. Strike assessments can no longer be collected. The men are losing faith in strikes. When they have entirely lost faith in them mobs will at tempt to accomplish what unions have failed to do. Then the monopo lists,' soldiers and police will shoot down the laboring people, and they will be cheered on in their bloody work by the monopolists' editors and clergymen. This dark and perilous time is just before us. We are on the brink of a financial panic. It may break upon us any day. Only a few days ago money was loaned on Wall Street at the rate of nearly 200 per cent in terest per year. Soon after the panic comes laborers who will begin to feel the pangs of hunger and the bite of cold. A hungry stomach and shivering limbs know no respect for property, no reverence for law. And when hungry men begin to seize food and clothing wherever they can find them, the monopolists will have them snot, and if there is any physi cal courage lpft in the breasts of the long suffering people a horrible dancc of death will ensue, by the light of burning houses and to the discordant music of cries and groans and mus ketry and dynamite boombs. What makes this event more sure is the attitude of the clergymen to ward the popr. Clergymen, almost to a man, are against the poor. !Prb- A VEKITAllLK fessed disciples of, in my opinion, uniinuuu the grandest man in history—a poor man a man who was born in poverty, lived in poverty, and was hanged by the government at tbe behest of the Church—they are the subservient ambassadors of the rich. Whether they are conscientious or cowardly in their devotion to the rich I do not presume to say. Perhaps a little of each. But I will stake my reputa tion as an observer of facts1 by affirm ing that they are the faithful de fenders and servants of monopolists. Their churches are built by the rich their salaries are paid by the rich: they eat and drink and hobnob with the rich they preach, for the most part, to the rich and at the poor they suppress all that the Bible says against the rich, and emphasize' all that it says about contentment in poverty, omitting to state that the reason why the New Testament writers iextorted the poor not to bother about earthly goods was that they hourly expected the world to come to an end for themr and hence it was foolishness to care whether they were poor or not? they del*end rent, interest, profits, and'taxes they extol patriotism land war, anil glorify the government—the Plutarchy—that robs and enslaves the poor. The clergymen, who forty years ago, were MOCRATJC SHERTSS -SVUES the bulwark of slavery, are to-day the bulwark of monopoly. During the last great strike 1 do not know of one pastor who uttered, one word of sympathy for the strikers, but sever* al are reported as denouncing them.. The clergymen in this country who advocate justice for the poor can be counted on your fingers, but there are 60,000 of them whose voices and pens are at the service of the rich. This clerical encouragement of the rich to hold on to their stolen wealth is one of the signs of the times it is a fact that will be followed by streams of blood. Happy will they be if their own blood does not run with that of the poor whom they despise and the monopolists whom they love. These are the signs of the times: Rich idlers amusing themselves at Newport and Tuxedo poor workers bUTyfng themseives in cold mines. Young men and women riding across the country after a bag that smells like a fox old men and women pick ing decayed food cut of garbage cans. Lap dogs driven through Central Park to take the air children strip ping tobacco stems in garrets. Clergymen traveling to Europe for pleasure real preachers .of a real gospel marching with lock-step la the penitentiary. Society women picking up millionaires at watering places street-walkers picking up whomsoever they can along the Bowery. Piety in the White House enjoying the fruits of bribery in fidelity in the tenement house endur ing the punishment of uprightness. These are the signs of the times signs that point to calamity that nothing, I fear, can avert.—1'wentieth Century. MB. BRECKKNRIDGE'S motto is the exact secret of the anxiety of the Re publicans to pass the federal election bill. Let them place an armed militia at every ballot box to count the votes and they care not who casts them or how they are cast, for the returns made by the administration-appointed election guards seats the men these returns declare elected, no difference about what the real result may be. HAVE you been talking during tbe year about the duty of the farmer to break away from partizan prejudice, and vote independently for his own interests? And are you now snug gling up to the old party ticket like a sick kitten to a warm brick? We thought we would ask you the ques ion.—Western Sural. HAVE you heard from Georgia? The G. O. P. has been knocked out there by the Alliance members go ing into politics. No wonder the bosses in Iowa want the Alliance io stay out of politics! iSiSfsllS UTOriAJ SCINTILLATIONS THE OF A WESTERN DIAMOND.. Brilliant Achievements of the "Gem of tti Jim"—llio Topeka or the Korthw*st— Enterprise anil Kxosllent Btwuroei to Capture a Prize in the Near Future. HURON, 8. D., Oct 81, 18L0.—Bo many or«L rcnootis articles have boen publish: relat-l Ing to the condition or (be farmers through-* out the West-, that tho following letter from) "Prim, tho ubiquitous correspondent," will) be of Interest to many: "A rolling stono gathers no mcav and E am glad of it, becavue I dislike «moai backs," and la this wide-awake and enter piliing country have fallel thus far to' find any cf these fossilized srcclmen Huron Is a delightful city of U.1C0 In habitants. located exactly in tbe center ofi the State, north and soutb, and fifty miles' east of the center, east, and west, omitting: the permanent Indian reservations Situ ated en tbe main line the O. & N. W., thls city Is surrounded witha rich1 farming eoun-' try, hfcfe since lis earliest ett lenient has prodreed' nbjndnnb crops. The new system! of arteslani Irrigation, by means of r.rteslan: wells, haa-proven so eminently successful! that Wis saife- predict for the wboloJIm. Elver Valley most brilliant results in tlw noirfuiluro A p'easant walk aboutf Huron discloses 258 business houses, supplied with laigOi stocks of gcods four national: banks, two1 of- which are United States- dormitories two-Insurance companies seven chuircbes uvo excellint graded schools, well equipped! with all tf the modern educational facili ties. and provided with one of. the- most efflcient school snperintindents in the Wost. ably assisted by- a well-trained' corps c,f, teachers a handsome C„urt House,.erected at a cost of $60,000. Ten' hotels, add, to the comfort of the visitor and' new four-story l:rlckc hotel, cost-i intr $75,900, is now nearly completed,, audi will Be the most elfegantly furnished in this section of the country. Her weilpavedi( streets, electric illumination fbr streets arid: houses, and street railway s.-stem attest tbe-i enterprise of the citizens of Huron. Tho ex— cellrnt fire and police departments afford! protection to tho citizens and their nterrests. In addition to the above,two ffburlti mills,,i a creamery, brick yard, bottling works the: depefrof supplies for South Dakota of the Consolidated Oil Tank Line Company, and! the Northwestern machine shjps ara situ—1 ated here. All the professions are well and| !li'v rerrasented. and she hap, without) doubt,.the finest brass band'in tbe State.. The following newspapers with very flat-i tering circulations, are iubllshed here: Tho! daily and weekly Huronite, the RuralUt (offi-i cial organ of the Alliance -for both North! and South Dakcta). daily and weokly Times, weekly Herali-Democrat, weeklv Independent, and Dakota Farmer. The social .'advantages] are unsurpassed in tho West. The follow ing, organizations are represented and havo' laiga memberships: A., F. & A1. MJ E. A.| M., I. O. O. F.. I. O. O. F. Encampment,.K.| of P., G. A. R.. Modern Order of Woodmen,. W. R. C., W. O. T. U.. A. O. U. W., and a number of other kindred societies. The) United States Land OBica. Surveyor Gen-I eral's Office, United States Signal Office, and the office of the Agricultural Statlstl-i clan for both North and South- Dakota, as) well as the State Engineer o' Irrigation,] ara also located here. The health of tho city is excellent, the surrounding country being especially adapted to a ccntinuancoj of vigorous health—malarial: fever and' ague being absolutely unknown. 8te, Ms® 3$ 11# Bwm cbj a»| The city watu- is supplied by a. six-incl artesian well sunk 803 feet. This well ha a pressure of ITS pounds to the square inch,! furnishing power for nil the printing press-) es, laundry machinery, fire department purposes, and the water from this well isj One of the most palatubie beverages' to ba obtained in Dulc ita. This wail flows 1,500» gallons per minute, and. ihrows water moro! than three times the height of the- highest) buildings. A number of other wells arot nrw being sunk for power purposes. The aboyo sumniary'of the- social, re ligious, odueational :ind commercial. ad vantages of tho cilyof liurcn. f-. D.-, i» very remarkable, when we take into considera tion that but. ten years have elapsed since its fjundlng In 1880. citizens are men' of unusual enterprise, tyi ical Westerners, and visitors are accorded a dogree of hos pitality practically unknown in Eastern communities. I wish to correct'a false ltnr prcssion conveyed through: the medi umship of the press regarding (south Dakota's agricultural prospects, and especially of tho section immediately adjoining the city of Huron. Wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, millet, flax, small fruits and root crops can te and are raised iu! abundance. No better specimens through-! out the West have been presented at any ', of the State fairs, than those exhibited at! the State Fair at Aberdeen. The new sys-| tern of irrigation has opened'a. wide field lm South Dakota^ Her bright prospects aroj unlimited in point of agriculture and man-i ufactures, and the advent of." the artesian' wells which stud the valley of tho! Jim River from end to end will in! the near future make South Dakota.onoj of the most productive Western States, The "Harrison-Day" well, which was sunk, last spring, supplies immense volumes of] water for irrigating purposes. The water] from this well is absolutely clear and freoj from sand and dlrti The water Is 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the- coldest weather will! not freeze in the-ditches in. running one-] half mils. The artesian well as a source ofj water for irrigating purposes Is a muchi cheaper method: of irrigating than any} known in the world. The depth of this welt! is 84? feet, size, four inches, inside meas-1 urement. This well Is located on the highest part of! the land and by ditches runin every direc tion it can easily irrigate 1.000 acres. Ex-| periments have proven highly satisfactory,! and have demonstrated, that bot weather* and winds do not in any possible-manner1 affect the irrigated crops. Exceptionally situated is Huron, befog easily accessible by rail to at least 323,000 of the 336,000 inhabitants of tbe State of! South Dakota, and abundantly provided! with natural and other advantages unsur-i pasoed in the Western country, the county-! seat of Beadle County—one of the largest counties in the State—a thriving railroad) center, through which two lines of the C. &' N. \V. run, also the Great Northern, andi having close connection with the C., M. St St. P.. the center of irrigation, and the. center of a rich agricultural country, with a fine school section located within one-half ni lie of the business center of the city* Hero! all interests of a public naturo center.! And here nearly all conventions are held.i Huron affords many beautiful and attract ive sites for a handsome capltol building.. Every lot In Huron is so situated that it! can be built on. The drift of public senti ment, as gathered by me, a disinterested party traveling through the State, forces me to the conclusion that this city will ho so chosen as the permanent capital at the coming cloction, Nov. 4, by majority. GAME is SO plenty down in Connecticut that the partridges are reported flying into the cities and roosting on the back fence, where they are shot and roasted: for dinner. This sounds moro like a fish than a game story. A FAMILY in Isabella, possessor of four ldttens joined together after the manner of the Siamese twins. A cord fastened them together which seemed to pass through the four. They lived several days. A NEGRESS, Juliana Aldyrcty Corrales, has just died in San Antonio de lo» Panos, Cuba, at the reputed age of oue hundred and twenty-fivo years. So MUCH in excoss of the suppljj is tho demand for wkalebono that several were sold last week in London at enormous price of £1,950 per tftiu nil 'M Ml PI!!