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WHAT THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN
ABE DOIHQ AND SAYING.
OILEJKPLOSION AT OWOSSO.
BURGLARS AT WORK. '
ftoms of Interest from All Parts of
." . ; Oil Explosion at Owosso".
Ovvoseo, Nov. 29. About. 0:30 yostor
Aj aftcrnoou tbo oil tank of the - Ovvosso
CEs company exploded with such a 'tremen
p)9 forco that it could bo distinctly hoard
Tho company manufactures gas by the
uso of oil aud naptba, and had Just received
a carload. This was storod, as is usual, In
lio tank by the engineer, Jonas Chapman.
Shortly boforo tho explosion . ho started
With a lantern ' in his Laud from tho gas
'works to -thd' oil ' tanks, and ho has not
, been seen shice. It is supposed that ho
lensnca in vne explosion. uo cumo ucre
from Corunna about two months ago and
Was a' comparatively green hand. Ho
leaves a widow and one child. Tho widow
is iiearly crazed with grief. " .-,
Tho loss Is estimated at fo.OOO, although
It is at present impossiblo to give any
thkis liko an exnet estimate, as it is not
known howmuch the machlnory is dam
aged by tho explosion and tho constant
playing of water by tho firo department.
, , Knlned Another Safe.
Cxakksville fcov. 29. Thla morning
between 2 and 3 o'clock burglars broke into
tho Grand Rapids,, Lansing & Detroit rail
road depot building in this village,' drilled
a holo into the door of the iron safe, put in
a charge of, powder and blew It open. No
money had been left in tho safe by Mr.
Ciurk, agent of tho railroad company, and
tho contents, consisting of books and
papers, were not disturbed. This is the
ttiird safe that has been blown open and
'rGined by oracksmen at this depot within
Hccn warned by' previous operations of 'thd
Kiua, baa a more secure ; place or deposit
for money than in the safes furnished by
tho railroad company.
'A Son's Kin Visits tho KaJhrr.
s' Quanu IL4Piih Nov. 29. One year ago
Alexander McKcnzio murdered his wife in
this city and ho . is now k- serving a life
sejtenco at Jackson. His father lived in
Chicago and, having" considerable money,
employed a lawyer to carry the case to tho
supremo court. v
' This tribunal affirmed the' : seuteuee and
whoh the father received, tho letter with
tho news ho seized a revolver and shot
himself in tho . head, killing himself in
stantly. MoKcnzie will probably remain
hi prison the rest of his life.
Michigan Ilnilroad i:iriilnjn.
- LiyBiso, Nov. 29. The earuiugs of tho
Michigan railroads for September were
3,050.878.50; for the samo ieriod in 1889,
$7, MO, 023. 04; increase, 1,05,055.53;
earnings from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1, 1890, ?6S,
479,188.74; samo period fox 1889, 801,232,
725.10; increase, $7,240,463.64, or 11.83
per cent ,
The Insurance Commissioner.
. Bat Crrr, Nov. 29. County Treasurer
William E. Magill of this city ond county
bos' been tendered tho ofllco of stato com
missioner of insurance by Governor-elect
Winansand has signified his acceptance of
tho same. Mr. Ma?ill has been treasurer
of Day county for four years. ""r
j 6TATI3 NIJWS CONDHNSKD.
The Alpena mills will close iu less than a
lor t night.
Cold water's first savings bank will go
Into operation this week.
The new Methodist church at Howell
vill bo dedicated December 21.
Judge John T. Holmes of Grand Rapids
Is dangerously ill with pneumonia.
Bay City building improvements the last
yoar amount to nearly 81,500,000.
It in said that Capt, James Brooks is to
ho the next postmaster at Benton Harbor.
L. J. Partridge, an old citizen of .Mpena.
has been sentenced to six years in Ionia for
Complete returns for Michigan show n
population of 2,089,792, or an increase of
152,845 over 1890.
The thirteenth annual convention of the
Michigan Sunday-schools will be held at
Lansing this week.
J. J. Deadman has boon appointed pottt
tnastcr at Mud Lake, Alcona county, vico
V. Lyman, resigned.
MannG. Purmcnter of Benton Harbor
was accidentally shot whilo hunting last
week. He may recover.
The Grand Rapids street car truck com
pany have an order from Galveston, Tex.,
for twenty of their patent trucks.
The Evart farmers have shipped 30,000
bushels of potatoes this year and have but
clout 15,000 buahcls left in the town.
Ionia is just humping Itself to sccuro tho
Capitul wagon works and appearances indi
cate that success may crown its efforts.
Secretary Milo Campbell and Gov. Luce
liavc moved their household effects to Cold
water and are petting ready to settle down.
William Smith was found guilty of horse
stealing in tho Alpena circuit court Wed
nesday and sent to Ionia for an indefinite
Treasurer-elect Braasted of Itdipemlng
3roppod intoLansing unannounced Wed
nesday and looked over tho Institution over
which he is to preside.
Tho barn of William Hunter, one-half
mile north of Parma, wus burned last
Wednesday night with 30 tons of hay and
.traw. No insurance.
The total valuation of Alpena county i.i
Imt 84,602,706, yet 8114,379.29 must bo
raised this your by taxation to pay tixod
charges and incidentals.
J. C Bonticon of Pctoskpy has been ap
pointed assistant Inspector general for
Michigan ou the staff of Gen. Veazey,
commander of the G. A. .
Company C, M. H. T., of Oraud Rapid,
wuuts a -new armory nnd has appointed a
comrnitteo to deine mcHtis to get it. Gun.
Jopia heads that totunilttco.
E. V. Cooley of Lansing paid 890,000
for the Lansing iron works last wock, and
will consolidate Ms new purchase with the
Central Michigan milling company.
Judge Kelly of the' Alporia circuit Is
confined to his house with .his sprained
ankle and his judicial work has been at
tendod to by Judge Cobb of Bay City.
The coroner's Jury to Inquire Into the
death of the two Kalamazoo boys killed by
the cars Saturday, decided that it was on
accident and that nobody was to blame.
The j'move to bond Lansing fo 8100,000
to Induco manufacturers to sottlo there is
meeting with general approval and will
probably bocomo a fact at tho next moot
ing. . Elizabeth Grostio of howell 'has 'begup
suit against tho Detroit, Lansing & North
ern railroad, for 825,000 damages .for tho
killing of her husband, August Grostio, a
' ThoUriitcd State;' flsh hatchery at Al
pena has 295 Jars of whiteflsh eggs, and
will make it an even 300 before spring.
The work of stocking goes on and has been
Simon II. Reynolds' residence, known as
tho Topd Farm" house, on tho Detroit
gravel . road, near P6ntlac, burned Mon
day morning with all its cbntonts. Mr.
Reynolds was away at the timo and Mrs.
Reynolds, who was confined to her bed,
was reseuod with difficulty.
- v v . .
." Rev. II. M Curtis elosed his nine years
pastorato at the Flint ITosbyierian church
Sunday, and prcachod his farowell sermon
incidental to his departuro to accept u
pastorate in Cincinnati.
" Rev. L. .F. PiUsbury, an aged citizen of
Hastings, 'fell and broke his arm whilo
caring for bis horse Wednesday night.
On account of; his advanced years it Is
feared that tho accident will result fatally,,
Mrs. J. Hofvard of Portland spont one
night at tho' National hotel in Owosso.
She wanted to bo sure she turnod the gas
out, and turned tho valve so far that she
turnod It on again. She will recover, but
had a close call.
Nicholas". Power,' thought it would bo
great fun to beat and kick au lnofTeusivo
old negro because the latter had no friends. ,
He carried out his idea and was arrested,
and is now serving (10 days in , Jail under
"sentence of tho Alpena court. .
A gang of men is touring ' the state
Tainting barns. They offer to paint a
farmer's burn for 85. And that is all they
charge for doiug tho painting, but they put
an item of 80 for paint in tho bill and
get own with tho bucolic dweller in ihat
way. i '
Tho Ann .Arbor & Ypsilantl railroad has
secured tho right of way along, tho wholo
route except In front of the farm of
Bohnct, who wants 84,000 for what tho
railroad company think 8400 would be
suffloient. Tho company will light
Prof. Kedzio of the agricultural -, college
has Just returned from a visit to tho
Nebraska beet sugar manufacturies und
says that Michigan is as well fitted to
mako beet sugar as Nebraska, and ho can
see no reason why the industry should not
flourish in this stato.
Tho sonior law clas3 of the university
have voted to raiso 8135 by assessing
each member of tho class 50 cents, the
fund to bo used in pushing tho case against
tho city for tho imprisonment of tho nvo
students arrested in connection with tho
The proprietors of the Glen house,
Onekama, have built a drive around the
hilltop near the house and now claim
they can furnish the finest view in Michi
gan. In accord with tho general demand
house lots will bo laid out in connection
with the hotel and a boom given to tho
summer resort business of the place.
Battle Creek had an exciting runaway
tho othtr morning. George White was
driving in a double carriage with Misses
Lizzie Irwin and Mary Brogan when tho
horsos ran away. Tho team ran into a
shop window, shattering tho glass, throw
ing out the occupants and injuring them
soveroiy. One of tho horses had to be
It now transpires that ubont 0,207,000
feet of lumber was burned in the Che
boygan fire, only one-half tho amount first
reported. -The losers will bring suit
against tho propeller Minnie M., as they
claim a spark from tho smokestack set tho
firo, and the boat had no spark-arrester, as
required by law. These suits for damage
will aggregate 8100,000.
Dr. Austin Scott, sou of the well known
Ann Arbor pomologist, J. Austin Scott,
has Just Ixx'n elected president of Rut
ger's college, New Brunswick, N. J. He
graduated in Yale in '69, took his M. A.
degree in tho Michigan university in 1870,
taught modern languages two years at the
U. of M., siHnt six years with George
Bancroft assisting him in his historical
work, and for sown years has been pro
fessor of history and constitutional law in
The row in Trinity church. Grand
Rapids, is likely to split tbo western Mich
igan diocese of tho Episcopal churches.
Bishop Gillesplo has been dragnl into
tho scandal. Rev. Mr. Woodford, a
former paster of the church, denoune d
Rev. Mr. Johnson two weeks ugo when he
was about to ba confirmed as iwtor. Tho
bishop refusod to consider tho protest on
tho ground that it should have been niad
earlie r, but Woodford claims that he had
made tho protest personally to Bishop
JfWob T. Timpe of Oneida has produced
thrt new arletirs of potatoes, one of
which, he claim, bents anything ever pro
duend ut tho agricultural college.' TnU
variety, it U claimed, will prouui-o nt tho
rate of over 400 bushels to tho acre. .1. It.
Potter cf White Oak is in a fair way to
Iwat Dr. Kedzio of the college iu raising
sugar beets. From seeds groN n iu Ger
many ho hud raised beets at the rale of 2 "J
tons per acre. Dr. Miles of Lansing,
formerly professor of ugriculture at the
agricultural college, is not sangu'no that
sugar boot raising can be made successful
The OwashUinon club of Grand Rapid
have made it a habit for years to supply
Thanksgiving dinners to the poor and last
Thursday eclipsed all pivvious efforts by
their dinner to tho news joys and boot
blacks. The club raised 81,200 for the
dinner and presents and tho orthotic young
club members delivered tho presents them
selves. Just 400 urchins sit down to the
tables and nto their fill of Thanksgiving
cheer with Mayjr Uhl, Conpivwimnn Ford,
William Alden Smith, Senator Dorun and
club President Channeoy as wuiters.
When these dignitaries finished waiting on
i tho tables the' laid C3ldo their white
! oron Tr.a.lc "jwjocVa to tho boyt. '
GEN. MILES' SCHEME FOR' SUP
PRESSING BELLIGERENT REDS.
THEIR HORSES AND ARMS TO
BE TAKEN AWAY,
The New of the Past Week Sum
raaralizctl for Busy Header. .
' The Indian. Situation. 1 .
Chicago, Nov. 29.- Tho departuro of
Gen. Miles, commander of tho department
of the Missouri, for Washington yosterday
Is more than significant. In short, tho
general has been summoned to tho national
capital by Gen. Schofiold and tho Secretary
of War for the purpose of discussing the
details of his plan for at onco dismounting
and disarming the hostile Indians in the
northwest. . Gen. Milus was seen by a re
porter Just bof ore his departuro and ho
confirmed all that is stated above. "J go
to Washington," he said, "to confer with
the general of the army concerning tho In
dian situation. Yes, tho situation is grave,"
he continued, "and tho necessity for a vig
orous winter campaign is bocoming moro
and more apparent. Wo are probably face
to face with a winter campaign. The hos
tile. Indians ought to be compollod to sur
render, and they ought to bo dismounted
and disarmed, and they will be. This is
all I can Bay except that thoy will probably
find themselves in a position in tho futuro
so that thoy cannot so oasily mount and
arm as in tho past. You may look for a
winter campaign In tho northwest. Wo
have only 2,000 mountod men in tho Indian
country over a stretch of country 000 miles
long. The infantry is doiug guard duty
only. With this force wo have to koep
tho peace until wo get ready, to crush tho
The war department Is In receipt of a
number of dispatches from tho soat of the
Indian, trouble, all .iudipating an Improve
ment in;tbo situation. Goal Brooko says
that every hour .lessens tho Strength of the
disaffected, that Little Wound has coino in
to 'Pine Ividge agency aud that his brother
braves are following him. Short Bull, of
tho .Rosebud agency, ' ono' of thd most
troublesome of the Sloux a,ud his followers
to tho number of abouviJOO lodges, "iro
turned to Pine Ridge Tuesday.
Dr. V. T. McGilllcuddy, . tho former
agent at the Pine Ridge agency, telogruphs
"The newspaper reports of tho Pino
Ridge situation are misleading. Matters
are now under control with a pcnccablo
ending In view. I remain hero for the
present," , .
Many sections of Germany are flooded.
Great damago lias becu done' iu Austria
by tornadoes. j
There arc no longer any fears of a striko
on the Erio road.
It ts reported that tho new window glass
trust will raise tho price 5 per cent.
Many cigai; factories , in Gormany ore
closed, and 3,000 employes uro idle.
Gen. Booth's fund for the rellof of Lon
don's poor now amounts to 60,000.
Britton's cooperago works at Green Bay,
Wis., burned last week. Loss, 575,000.
Albert H. Smith, tho New York forger,
has been found guilty iu tho first degree.
Severe f rosts and heavy snow ore report
ed from nearly every country in Europe.
A largo number of Armoulan officials
have been arrested at Israid for conspiracy.
Lady Conemara lias obtained a divorce
from Lord Conemara, cx-govornor of Mad
1 Jesse Ilouchins.a hetorioUs counterfeiter,
baa been captured at Oakland ccunty, Indi
ana. President Harrison nnd wifo recolved
tho officers of the Brazilian squadron Fri
day night. .
Dillon and O'Brien spoke nt Cleveland
Monday night, aud raised 83,000 for tho
Al Camden resisted arrest at Rowluud,
Ky., Sunday night, and Marshal Tom
Martin shot him dead.
Two brothers named Woller were
drowned whdo skating on a pond near
Troy, N. Y., Monday.
Tho police census of Brooklyn shows a
population of 855,945, against 808,000 that
tho Porter census gave.
Dr. F. Nodine of Cleveland, O., died of
consumption on tho stoamer Ca Bonrgogno
on the trip from Havre.
Mrs. Chas. Wykoff of ML AZtna, Ind.,
has a baby two weeks old that weighs but
ono and one-half pounds. ;
Dr. A. M. Turner of Falkville, Ala.,
whilo insane Sunday night choked his wifo
and little daughter to death.
Alexander McGregor, u young Scotch
man, blew out his brains at Chicago Friday
because ho was Jiltod by a girl.
A large steamer is reported to have
capsized und foundered off Duugeucss
Sunday night. No trace of the steamer
has been found.
Willie Millard and Fred Falty, boys
under nine years of age, were killed at
Atlautic, la., Friday, by the caving in of a
John G. Morse, a highly respected young
man of St. Louis, is in Jail for defrauding
the Jesse French piano company of that
city out of 816.000. Ho has confessed.
Senator Morgan of Alabama has spoken
strongly in favor of reciprocity between
the United States und Canada, witli a
itettlemeut of all international differences.
The session of tobacco men at Clarks
ville, Tenn has decided to ask congres to
repeal all laws so far as they impose a tax
on leaf tobacco or a liconso upon the pur
chase or sale of it.
Rumored that Claus Spreokles, the sugar
king, has como to an understanding with
tho sugar trust. He has advanced prices
on all grades of his sugar to correspond
with thoso of the trust.
It is said that a mountain of mica has
been discovered up the North Thompson
river In British Colurablu. Tho indica
tions are that tho mica is of a very fino
quality and almost unlimited in quantity.
While David W. Gerry and Nelson B.
Call were wrestling hi Boston recently
Gerry hod a lead pencil, which ho carried
in his vest pocket, driven four inches Into
his neck, producing an Injury which re
sulted ia his death.
Secretary Noble's Annual Report
Submitted to Congress,
The annual report of tho Secretary of the
Interior was subaitted to congress on Mon
day. It makes a printed volume of 127
pages. It shows that there aro 580,210,801
acres of vacant lands in tho United States,
and 809, 529,000 in Alaska, making a total
of 955.746,401. In the states and territories
Montana leads with 04,607,627 acres, and
Michigan .is tweuty-socoud with 832.707
acres. During tho past year 19,000,000
acres of agricultural lands were conveyed
to actual, settlors, aud 539,779 to states for
educational purposes, ote, '
, Considerable space ts devoted to tho
subject of Irrigation, which alono can uiako
valuable immouse tracts of arid lands In
Idaho, Wyoming Montana, Utah, No vada,
Colorado, Arizona, Now Mexico and tho
Iu view of tho state of affairs at thc.Pine
Ridgo Agency aud other frontier posts, that
portion of the secretary's, report touching
upon Indian affairs possesses peculiar in
In reviewing -the -past year's work of the
department in regard to the Indians, it is
seen that thoro has been, steady progress
made in engaging them in peaceful, ways
and industrial pursuits. A stronger desire
is manifested- among many for the educa
tion of; their children, for the individual
ownership of Und, and generally for tho
comforts of civilization.
But it ' needs to bo said that, a much
larger area of land than is necessary is held
for Indian occupancy. Thero aro not moro
than 250, 000 Indians within the borders of
tho United States (excluding Alaska). Tho
groater part of these reside upon or hnvi
some interest in tho existing reservations,
tho others living upon a portion of the
public domain. Tho aggrogato area of tho
Indian reservations was, at the last report,
about 116,000,000 acros, or 181,250 square
miles, which is, as calculated by tho Indian
commissioner, "greater than that of the
New England and middle states combined,
groiiter 'than the aggregate area of tho
btatcs of Ohio, Indiana, Illiuois und Keu
tucky, and nearly . equal to tho combined
area of tho two Dakotas and Montana; or,
to carry the comparison further, it is
larger by half than tho 'United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, larger than
Swodon or Norway, and nearly as largo as
oithcr Franco Or 'Spain."
That pox'tloh of tho report that is de
voted to patents gives tho following
statistics: The total number of applicu
tions received, Including reissues, trade
marks,, designs, etc,, was 46,140; tho num
ber of patents granted was '25,857; trade
marks and labels registered, ' 1,030; patents
expired, 11,885; the total receipts wero,
81,347,203.21; tho total expenditures were,
81,031,173.50, leaving a surplus of 8200,
029.05 to bo turned into the treasury of
tho United States to tho credit of tho
patent fund, und making a total balanco in
the troasury on account of tho putent fund
of 83, 790, 556. 28.
The work to bo dono by the ponsion
bureau has reached wonderful proportions,
audits expenditures have sont into the
channels of . trade and commerce in our
country more than one hundred millions of
dollars the past year. Tho use of this
vast sum has served moro than one valu
able puriose. It has been not alono a
relief to hundreds of thousands of tho
families of the soldiers who in different
wars have served their country, chiefly
thoso who defended tho union against
accession; but it has also transferred at
most opportune moments tho accumulated
treasures of tho government to the hands
of the peoplo, 'blessing him that gives and
him that tuken."
The pensions grantod by previous legis
lation will bo largely augmoutod by those
now being allowed under tho act entitled
"An act granting pensions to soldlors and
sailors who aro incapacitated for tho er
formaneo of manual labor, aud providing
for pensions to widows, minor children and
dependent parents," approved Juno 27,
It may bo well to mention hero that tho
reason why our pension roil is greater than
that of other countries is not alone booauso
the war was colossal, having enrolled
nearly two and a quarter millions of men
on one side, but because tho country they
saved being a republic each Individual of
that vast army hud a recognized claim to
to tho aid of the nation. In other lands
officers got much and men little; hero tho
largo bulk of pensions goes to tho rank and
file, and the immense numbers of these
and thoir dependents swell tho pension
list to proportions commensurate with the
bum of tho army and tho democracy of our
At tho close of tho fiscal year 1890 thero
were 537,944 pensioners borne upon tho
rolls, as follows:
Army invalid pensioners. ... 302.F03
Army widows, minor children and
dependent relatives. 104,450
Navy Invalid pensioners 5,274
Navy widows, minor children and
dependent relatives 2,460
Survivors of the war of 1812 413
Widows of soldiers of tho war of 1812 8,010
Survivors of tho Mexican war 17,158
Widows of soldiers of Mexican war.. 0,704
Thero wero 06,637 original claims al
lowed during the year, being 14,716 mort
original claims thau were allowed during
tho fiscal year 18S9, ond 0,3X5 moro than
wero allowed during the fiscal year J 8S8.
The Commissioner of Pensions estimates
there wero on July 1 last l,246,0Si surviv
ors of the civil war, and that about lO'l.OOO
of these uro now 02 years of ago and up
wards. The est imato for army and navy
pensions for 1S9J is 8133.000,000. The
number of persons employed In tho bureau
of pensions is 5,'.i06.
Under the head of the Census tho report
states th.rt tho couutry wu divided into
175 supervisors' districts, und that great
care was exerclsixl in the selection of enu
merators from both politicul parties.
Canadian Imports nnd I'xports.
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 29. Tho total valuo
ot goods imported Into Cunuda during tho
fiscal year endod Juno 30, hist, was 8121,
858,241. The exports for the samo period
amounted to 896,74:1,149. Of tho imports
840,522,810 wero from the United States,
while that country received 852,291,973
worth of goods from Canada.
David Gowenlock, tho cashier who
wrecked tho bank of Cowling, Gowenlock
& Co., at MU Carmel. in., has not yet
been located. Ho took between 820,000
Mrs. James A. Jaeokes. daughter of
Judgo Randolph Manning (lato of tho su
preme court of Michigan) and wife of a
prominent citizen of Pontiae, died in that
city tho other day of paralysis.
Fire destroyed tho most valuable part of
the Bellalre (Ohio) stamping works Satur
uay evening. Loss, 8100,000. Tho heavy
Iohs was in tho machinery for stamping,
nickeling a i silvorlns' ware and tho raw
FATE COULD NOT HARM.
Tb Feeling? of Security of Man TVhoi
Life Was Inaured For 910.
They are tenriag down old houses all
over the city to make room for tho
more modern' houses. Whilo these
houses are being demolished there la
usually ii class of people who crowd
around, eager to pick up all stray
piece of wood which como In their
direction. Colored peoplo generally
predominate in this class, aud many a
family is thug supplied with fuel.
While tearing down a house in the
northwest section of tho city recently
the workmen were very much bothcreel
by thesa "wood hustlers," aa they term
Tho "wood hustlers'1 in tho case
were composed, with but ono .except-j
iou, of small negroes. This exception
was au old negro who had one leg
pliorter thau tlie other, aud was nearly
bent double, but whether with ago or
.not no one knew. '' lie looked as if ho
had worked hard ii1 1 his life, but ap-
. pearanees aro deceitful.
. The workmen became ho incensed at
the "wood bustlers" that they- drovo
them all away excepting tho old man.
After a while the old man became nitre
bold, aud endangered himself ju try
ing to get pieces of wood. One of tho
workmen spoke to him about it telling
him he would be hurt if he persisted iu
getting iu the way: The old man
mumbled out something, but paid no
atteution to the waruing.
Tiually bo got close to the wall nnd
stooped to pick up a piece of a beam.
' Just as he was stooping a brick fell in
front of him, and he narrowly escaped
being hit. Seeing this, " 'a "workman
"Look out, olo man, or you'll be
"I doan't kare," replied the old man,
and ho continued to confiscate all the
wood" that luune within Ids reach.
Again he barely escaped beiug hit with
uuotiier brick, aud again the workmau
"I dono tole yer onst to git away
from dere. The fust thing you know
you won't know nothing."
"Xdoan't Lure," reiterated the old
man. looking around for more wood,
aud, seeing some in tho interior of the
building, he went for it. lie had hard
ly passed the door when a heavy beam
fell iu the place he had just rncnted,
enveloping him iu a cloud of dust.
Several workmen, thinking that the
heavy beam had pinioned tho old man
to the ground, jumped dowu to render
all the assistance possible. Imagine
their surprise when, on reachiug tho
place, they found the old man gather
ing the wood as unconcernedly as
though nothing had happened. iThe
workmen were speechless for a . while,
und tiieu one said: - '
"Look a' har, olo man, you'll 'have
to get out o' this. Wo don't care'bout
losin' time er. carry in' yer korpu3
through the street."
The old man looked contemptuously
at the speaker, and then said iu adou't-give-a-continentul
G'wav. niggers, I don't care. I Jist
had my life 'Mired fo' .foty dollars."
To Kscnpe From Tornadoes.
When trying, to escape from . a tor
nado never ruu'to the northeast, ea9t,
or southeast. Never take rofuge iu a
forest or n grove of trees, or near any
object that may bo overturned by the
wind. A frame building is safer thau
ono built of brick or stone. The form
er is moro elastic and holds together
longer; the latter goes down iu the
first crudi, and tho debris is whirled
into a heap in ucntcr of the foundation.
In a frame structure tho cellar is the
safest place, but in a briok or slono
building it is the most perilous. In
the former case the debris is carried
away from tho foundation, while in the
latter instance the cellar is tilled with
The tornado cavo offers absolute
security to life and limb, and no means
of protection can replace it for that
purpose. As regards protection to
property, no building can be made
sufliciently large, strong, high, or low
to resist the force of tho tornado's vor
tex. There is no changing the path of
the tornado by tho employment of ex
plosives or by any artificial barrier.
To contcmplato the clisiersion of tho
cloud by the use of any electrical con
trivance is also idle. All buildings
should bo constructed as would be
done without the knowledge of the
tornado, and then prokected by legiti
mate insurance. Protection must bo
accomplished by organized capital, the
safety of one being assured by the
legitimate and successful eo-operatkm
The writer strongly advocated this
method of protection during his tor
nado investigations In tho West in 1879.
and now several million dollars' worth
of property are thus iusurcd every
Joo Jefferson' .Toko
General Sherman relates an Inter
esting story ubout Joseph Jefferson.
Joe came to my room iu tho Fifth
Avenue hotel. Now York, recently, and
ho chatted at the window thero ono
summer afternoon, lie had with him
a light, thin overcoat which ho threw
over a chair. After he had gone I
found under the chair a roll of paper
tied with a piece of red tapo the rtld
red tape that 1 know so well. I picked
it up. Inspected it.- ami then 1 said,
"This is not mluo," uud ran out to
catch Joe. I rail to tho levator,
shouting. "Joe, Joe!"
I saw him two stairs below, bnt mj
roice wouldn't go down, it would only
go upv so I had to run down, and "I
linallv overtook him.
"J.", did you drop this roll of paper?"'
He turnod to mo with a look full of
joy. "My (rod, Sherman, you have
saved my life!"
"What do you mean, how have I
saved your lifeP"
Why," replied Jeffcrjon. with that
familiar twinkle iu his oyo. "I am
publishing my life, aud that is the lirst
A pet doo nt a Missouri penitentiary
pave birth several days ago to twins.
This is said by those who are up in
natural hUtory to be of very rare oo
The number -of Italians in Now York
city Is roughly estimated at 40,000.
Eerllnors may bo a little slot; but ttey
have buried all their tolopho nd tclo
A Toronto paper figures out thai ' th
drunkards of . that city lost flOl.OSJ la
wages last year.
The English never much likod the Scotch,
yet it is said thoro are more Scotch in Loo
don than in EJlnburg.
There is an old and widespread notion
that the mirrors must bo removed from ft
room in which a corpse is lying.
Dr. Brown-Sequard claims that his
elixir has cured Intermittent fover, neu
ralgia, rheumatism, insomnia and lepnosy.
England is not much of a wheat producer.
Seven out of every eight loaves of bread
eaten iu Londou aro ruado from foreign
Female "Weakness Positive Cure.
To Tna Editou:
Fleaso Inform j'our readers that I have a
positive roiuody for tho thousand and one
11H which, artob from derunged female
organs. X thall be glud to betd two bottle
of my remedy freh to tiny lady who will
send thcU Expruss and 1. O. address.
1 Yours IloHpectf ully.
Dr. J. B. &iAnCIIlSI,18:t(.ieuuacoSt., OtUU.
n y. .
Time is like money It goes fast. s.
A. $a.CO Pnper for $1.75.
Tira Yocro's Companion gives so much
for the Biuall amount that It rts It Is
no wonder It Is taken already In nearly Half
a Million Families. With it fine paper and
beautiful Illustrations Its Weekly Illustrat
ed Supplements, and Its Double Holiday
Numbers, It seems as if the publisher
could not do enough tu please. Ity sending
$1.75 now you may obtain it free to January
and for a full year from that kito to Janu
ary, 1S!I2. Address, The Yoctu's Companion.
Our 6!do 13 always tho right sldo of any
' There Is more Catarrh In this section of the
eonntry than all otlipr dl-jeaacs put together,
and until the last few years was supposed to be
incurable. For a great many years doctors pro
nounced it a lomldiwase, aud prefer! bed h-cal
remedied, and by constantly falling to cure witlj
kcal treatment, pronounced it Incurable. Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a to;iBtitut!onal
disease, aud therrfor requires constitutional
trcntm uit. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney V Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only
constitutional "cure ou the market. It is taken
Internally in doses from 10 drops to a tcaspoon
f uL It acts directly npon the blood and mucous
surf aces f the pystern. They offer one hundred
dollars for any case it falls to cure. Send for
circulars and testimonial. AddrcM,
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O
C2TSold by Druggists, 75c.
s - Tald to date-tbo postage stamp canccllor.
" . About l'earllne.
I'ruia Wtchmnn, UoHton, Mum., Dee. VI, 1889.
Every one kAows about l'earllne, almost
every ono uses Pearrhie. but wo wonder If all
the housekeepers who use it know half that
cun l e done with It. We wonder if they all
!:now what nimo of the .bright onos have
discovered, that thoso mountains of dish
washing tho greasy pan and kettle may
bo reduced to molehills of the smallest si.e
by tho Judicious use of Poarllne. Fill tho
roasting pan, as soon as the gravy Ispourai
from It, with cold water, shako in a little
l'earllne and sot on the stove. Ily tho time
the rest of tho dishes aro washed, all the
grease li dissolved and the pan can bo
washed as easily us a plate. Treat tho
kettle In which anything grcusy has boon
boiled In tho same way, und beside clean
utensils you will have a clean sink, tho tisct
of tho l'earllno rendering It sufo to pour
such dishwater Into It. Sinks regularly
treated to a bath of l'earllno and scalding
water will seldom need tho services of a
Talking of patent medicines
J you know the old prejudice.
And the doctors some of
j them are between you and us.
They would like you to think
that what's cured thousands
won't cure you. You'd be
lieve in patent medicines if
they didn't profess to cure
every tiling and so, between
the experiments of doctors,
and the experiments of patent
medicines .that are sold only
because there's money in the
w stuff, w you lose faith in every
And, you can't always tell
the prescription that cures by
what you read in the papers.
So, perhaps there's no better
way to sell a remedy, than to
tell the truth about it, and
take the risk of its doing just
what it professes to do.
That's what the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion, of Buffalo, N. Y., does
Golden Medical Discovery,
Pleasant Pellets, and
Dr. Sages Catarrh Remedy.
If they don't do what their
makers say they'll do you
get your money back.
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