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STATE JOITRNAT MONDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 10. 1891.
FURfllTUTtK. 1 uoiirsoN iJnoa. ana rsAs ye L.ANSA3 ilVE- G17-G19 Qfc:fS: UINCY sr. ar. CY T E W i A E XV R RIVALS ARRIVALS. Of furniture are of ah icet dailr oc- currence. What we lit Is very apt to nrrive tut cess, variety, freshne taste characterize our i realiz3 this fct, bene ivtm't one day next. New- ii and good tock; people e when they want croter stvled. tl le absolutely irniture they "correct tain'' in ft patronize our etore. waat low r rice 1 furuitu When they re or medium priced or expensive f jrniture, they cjme to our store, beeai itfe those who are nested knowlliatw rarry by far the largest stock of fu state of Kansas, and t) both the variety of g right sort of prices on t raiture in the lierefore have ooda and the hem. A ! ARLOlt fcJUIT At f 20 is not very mn oh money for one. There are tive pieced uphol stered in silk coverings, one rocker, one arm chair, two parlor chairs and one divan. For f 10 we can sell a six piece broaatella suit, that you might pay elsewhere f(J0 f r. and then think you were buying cheap. We have very pretty parlor Buita for $75, f 35, $100 and f 120. n.vnLOR n i vans i AH LOU ill VANS Or small sofas we shall give choice of for just $10 each this week only. They are beautifully upuolstered in pretty colored talks and are reduced from $12, $14 and $1 , to one uni form price, $10. The backs ere of fancy carved oak or covered in silks. Very likely you would hunt many a day to find such a chance again. p All Y CARRIAGES J;iAliY wAUiilAGEd We confess to the f ct, with be coming' modusty, that we sold con- i eiderably mere carriages this year than all our competitors comb:ned, simply because we net cnlv had a large number of them b select from but we had the rijjht patterns and the low prices that buyi iz in quan tities and for caih entitl ;d us to. In accordance with our invariable rule I we steered ciear of the msnufactur- j ers of trashy carriages, giving reput- I able manufacturers our orders and 1 receiving- trustworthy carriages for j our customers. Our suck has been Bold down so low, however, that the few remaining oi hind will be slaughtered to close ou; the whole lob JOon't miss thia chance to save dollars. HUE flRUDENT nUYEl 1 HE I RUDENT JJUYlv.t Will find a larger assort neat of bed room suits on our Hoars than he can eee in any store in this state. He will also tit; 1 better goods and lower prices on them too. The prices are bo adjusted that a little money goes a long ways hi buying furniture. When you can buy for $14 a three piece bedroom set with a long dress ing mirror to it, you caa easily un derstand you fere buying cheaply, buying a bargain, but while this is true of the $14 suit, what do you think of a threa piece bedroom suit for $12? About $1 tpart id the range of prices uu thesj suits. We have a hundred (Liferent patterns in stock at $12. $14, $15, 16, $18 and $20 per suit, an 1 a rooia full from $30 and up into the hundreds of dol lars per suit. JUiON Ijeds At $8, $7, S and up to ?C5 ought on sanitary grounds, to commend them selves to the attention of careful housekeepers who especially desire pure wholesome bedsteads fur their families. Some of the in u bedsteads can be folded up, which makes them a convenient article for occasional use, for easy han dliufr or convenience in storing away in close:. They are ia colors, ebony, blue ani white. f'T TIE HEW CJKTTEE8 i HE liEW vJETTEES Kfr tu Ifiwn 05 pnrrh at JY0O unrl K0 tn Fher wit tht arm cliiiir an 1 rocker at .i.ii5 tacli, at . a Kim!, am wwii ealcuiateU to j.: :v- a ci'y an't-ar,inc to j. verau.la, and h re quite the proper thinz. If vou tbink. the .isle- styles if enuiii.on tlire.1 hickory chairs are more to your liking the pr!c, fa f. j-iece is no great barrier to y jur possessing :""7lLLOW OCKER3 4t)CKERS For Fall us; 1. re cool red ne 1-look Ine s'v--h aa.i so very eoir.fortao.w to ue dtu-iuz I hvsted season, i hey ;,re Jurabie u ; wou.ter ss that reoj.ie .to r.t recot'ntze the numerous c-xxl iua!itje of these chairs u-.i l rockers. If you wiil av a little inoro e ii'l buy a hither grs.de. itiriii.s mostly com f .'so our stiM-k in tanin, y(u hi liud them i;istm a soore of ye.trs m soit cf tnnjr ap- ;rriit delicacy of coDstrucllo j. The people t tropmal couctries know the r ooitfortatla rjiiioMPsoN 'nrto'3. f " . - i -I .. "pS3l z'-r ''.71 V - ' -t if A LAID BARE. The riot to Lynch. "Negroes, the Six Is Exposed In All Its Details Today. THOSE IMPLICATED Are Known and Will Be Placed in Jail. Memphis, Term., Sept. 10. The whole plot of the lynchmjr of six alleged negro incendiaries near Milling-ton, Tena, on the night of August 31 has been laid bare, and before many hours elapse, every man im plicated in the conspiracy will be in jail. Robert McCarver, son of J. A. McCarver, sheriff of Shelby county, is the man who exposed the conspira tors. He was invited before the grand jury and told the whole story. Youn? AlcUarver at first refused to gdve testi mony, but when given the alternative of going- to jail for contempt of coart, or revealing- the plot, he chose the latter. In his testimony before the grand jury MeGarver eaid he was invited to participate in the massacre of the negroes by H. N. ISmith, one of the men now in the county jail under in dictment for murder in the lirjt degree for complicity in the lynching-, fc-mith gave ilcGarver the names of the men who would compose the mot), and told how the negroes would be arrested by Detective W. S. Richard Bon, placed in wagon and driven to Big Creek Swamp, where the raob would be in waiting. When the invitation to assist in the assassihation was made to young Me Garver it was represented that his father knew of it, and that Judge Cooper of the criminal court was not in the dark. These representation were untrue, and were made by Smith, with the intention, if possible, of mix ing Sheriff MeGarver in the affair through his son, so that his hands would be tied if an investigation should be instituted by the authori ties. Young MeGarver declined to join the mob, but the lynching cams off in due time. MeGarver, the day after the lynch ing, disclosed the details of the plot to Joseph Thers and Hoffman; the a the grand jury obtained its first in formation about the conspiracy and the importance of McGarver's testi mony. Cox. who denied all knowledge cf the affair in his testimony before tbva grand jury, was inlieted for perjury. Criminal Court Jaige Cooper, after hearing of McGarver's confession, or dered him placed under 310,000 bond to insure his presence at the trial of th3 lynchers. HEAR END COLLISION. Bad Kailroad Wreck In the TToonala Tunnel Two Killed, Three Injure. 1. North Akamj, Mass., Sep. 10. Tha most horrible disaster known in this vicinity took place on the Fitchburg road last evening in tve Iloosaic tun nel, a short distance east of the Cen tral shaft. The accident was caused by a rear end collision between east bound freight trains, and, as near as can be ascertained, happened about 10:30 p. m. A freight train had stopped to repair an engine which had broken down, and at about the sama time the west bound express train passed through the tunnel, filling is with smoke. A second east bound freight train was allowed to enter the tunnel, contrary to the rules of the road, and the engineer being un able, on account of the dense smoke left by the passenger train, to dis tinguish the lights from the train from the lights on the walls of tho tunnel, went into it with a crash. A fearful disaster was the result, both trains were badly wrecked. The tunnel was blocked, and two men killed outright and three seriously in jured. The east portal operator, who waa In charge of the signal lights at tho time, is confined in the police station on the charge of criminal careless ness. W. Uodgkins, west portal operator, has also been placed under arrest. He claims he received the "ok" from the east end operator and conse quently changed his signal. The au thorities will make a thorough in vestigation. FITE HUNDRED DEAD. Ieatb L!t In Pine Coanty Trill Probably Ficeed lb sit utrb.r. Hinckley-, Minn., Sept. 10. Five bodies were found last night in a cel lar on a hill just north of the Kettle river, and were buried where found. It is believed here that the death list will exceed 500, as something like 100 are still unaccounted for, according to Coroner Cowan's official statement. IMdn't Know It Was Loaded. Caldwell, Kan., Sept. 10. John Eaves shot and mortally wounded John Ward, both colored, in this city at 4 o'clock yesterday. The two boys were in a room over the First National bank and Eaves pointed a revolver at Ward and snapped it twice. Ward told him to desist, as he could see the loads in the revolver, and turned to leave the room. Eaves again pulled the trigger and the gun went orf, striking Ward in the back just below the left scapula, passing over the heart. The boys were" about 15 years old, and Eaves is now under arrest. Emporia Hotels Katdad. Emporia., Kan., Sept. 10. Three of Emporia's principal hotals were raided by a sherirF s posse, under au thority of a warrant charging th.am with violation of tha Murray liquor law, and in two of them, the Park place and the Sixth Avenue hotel, in toxicating liquors were found. The proprietors gave bond for their ap pearance at the October term of court. Prescoti & Co. will remove to Ka 118 Welt Eighth this month. ! MORE FOREST FIRES. Alarm Occasioned in tbs Kejflon lrotiai Dulutll by Kew Oatbrask. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 10. Forest fires were renewed again yesterday ia this region by a heavy southwest gale, which .steadily increased in fcrce. The bright sun was shut out and the Horizon again took on the sickly yellow coat of the fatal Satur day a week ago. There was great excitement here and everyone rushed to the telegraph and train dispatch ers' o face 3. The sensation was intensified by the breaking out of the forest fires in the city limits. Fire crept around in the undergrowth at Oneata and caused some apprehension, for this is in the vicinity of the Mesaba ore district. Then an alarm came in from Duluth heights, a suburb at the top of the hill, which is surrounded by timber. The fire department sent up a de tachment, wnich, a little later, sent for a fire engine. Then excitement was at fever heat, for news had been coming in of the sidetracking of a St. Paul and Duluth passenger train be cause of fires on all sides of them. ' At Kerrick, the inhabitants put in the afternoon fighting the fire, but thought in the evening the danger was over. Barnum, too, had a narrow escape all the afternoon. At Kimberly, oa the Northern Pa cific, only a large gang of railway la borers saved the town. A NEW DIPHTHERIA CURE. Blood Pern m Method of Dn Bebrlny (utiles Wonderful Results. Berlin, Sept. 10. The diphtheria cure of Dr. Behring bf Berlin, a disci ple of Professor Koch, has been ex ploited at the liudapesth medical congress and indorsed by many of the delegates present. Dr. Behr ing's cure is called a blood serum. By successive and increased doses, diphtheria virus was injected into animals and they gradually acquired immunity against the malady. The blood of such animals, injected into other animals, had the eifect of con ferring immunity upon the latter or healing them if suffering from diph theria. Of this blood Dr. Behring ex tracted the serum and has injected it into human beings with wonderful results. Professor Ileubner of Berlin, and Professor Roux of Paris, indorsed the cure at the congress. Professor Rouat sail he had applied it at the Children 's hospital, where, up to last year, 60 per cent of the cases of diptheria end ed fatally. This year he had inocu lated over 400 children with the ser um and the mortality fell from 60 to 15 per cent. After a few injections the malady changed almost instantly to fever and then soon disappeared. PHARMACEUTICAL ROYCOT. VTUI JVot Patronize Manufacturers Who JFarnlnh Physicians With Supplies. AsimiLLE, N. C, Sept. 10. The American Pharmacuetical association voted to boycott manufacturers who furnish physicians with their manu factured products for use in dispensing prescriptions. It is claimed by the druggists that year by year the doc tors are getting more and more into the habit of filling their own. pre scriptions and dispensing drugs from their ofiices, greatly to the detriment of the prescription business of the drug stores. The resolution author izing the boycott was the work of Professor Whitney of Boston, and was adopted without dissent. Hatch Renominated. IIassibal, Mo., Sept. 10. William Henry Hatch, representative in con gress from this, the First Missouri district, and author of the Hatch anti options bill, will doubtless be renom nated for congress by 300 or 400 ma jority. The above is shown by returns from the Democratic congressional primary elections just given out. Although these figures may be slight ly changed when the official returns are received. Congressman Hatch's nomination seems certain. Ten Persons Killed. Bbtjssels, Sept. 10. Ten persons were killed and twenty persons in jured by the wreck of the Paris and Cologne express yesterday. The ac cident happened at Apilly, and was caused by a collision of the express train with a freight train which was being shunted. Working- Hours Increased. Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 10. The Mis souri, Kansas and Texas posted a no tice in their Sedalia shops that in future the working hours would be increased from forty-eight to fifty four hours per week. HARVEST EXCURSIONS. Low Kates to the South, Southwest, Korth-east, find via ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. On September 11th, 25th and October 9tb, we will sell Harvest Excursion tick ets to all points in Texas. Indian and Ok lahoma territories, Tennessee, Mississip pi, Louisiana, Arkansas, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, at the low rate of one fre for the round trip, plus two dollars Tickets will be good for re turn, with stop over privileges. For further information, reservations etc., call on or address II. O. Gaetki, City Ticket and Passenger Agent. St Joe Fair and Barrs. One fare, $2.33, for the round trip. Tickets on sale September 9 to 15; good returning until September 17. Two trains each way daily, via Rock Island Route. Bit. Joe Fair and Itaee-J. One fare, $2,35, for the round trip. Tickets on sale September 9 to 15; good returning un'il September 17. Two trains each way daily, via Rock Island Route. Mr. Harry E. Overholt, late teller of the Kansas National bank, has taken charge of the Rock Island City Ticket oliice during the absence of Mr. H. O. Garvey, and will be pleased to see his friends at 601 Kan 3. ave. Silver Leaf vinegar remains in the front. It ia the best table and pickling vinegar. Ask your grocer for H and take no ether. It ia the cheapest. TIEIIG'SFEATHER. The Chinese Admiral Loses His Peacock Plume. He Is Deprived of It For Cowardice. CHINESE WAR NEWS. Almost Impossible to Get Re liable Eeports. Shanghai, Sept. 10. It is reported that Admiral Tieng, commander of the Pei Yang squadron, has been de graded for cowardice and incapacity and that he has been deprived of the peacock feather and is ordered to leave the fleet and take a shore com mand. The native papers say that Li Hung Chang is working to procure the mediation of England and Russia in the war with Japan. The emperor and dowag-er empress are, it is said, furious at the suggestion and refuse to listen to it. Victoria, B. C, Sept. 10. The Northern Pacific liner Sikh, from Yokohama, brings interesting ad vices of the war in the Orient. The reason given by the commander of the Japanese warship Naniwa Kan, when asked why he fired upon the Kow Shung, seeing she was flying the British flag, is now given for the first time, and is certainly pertinent: "Because she was sailing under false colors, was carrying Ch 1 ue.se troops and had been sold tj tn-j Chinese gov ernment and fully paid for " Notwithstanding the explanation the same paper which gives it public ity announces that the sum of $T."0,- 000 has been agreed to by the Japan ese government as a reparation for the sinking of Captain Galworthy's vessel and compensation to those de pendent upon the Europeans lost th her. ' Both China and Japan are at pres ent keenly alert for articles contra band of war and to this the delay in the arrival of the Sikh is attributable. The government has declined to con sider rice as a contraband of war, but both belligerents claim it to be such, and use every endeavor to intercept rice carrying vessels. The Sikh was delayed at Shanghai by a Chinese gun boat which made an attempt to gain possession of the rice portion of her cargo. The British consul objected and the merchantman was allowed to proceed. It is almost impossible to get relia ble war news anywhere in the Ea st, even at Shanghai. This trip the stea-ner passed very close to the Foo Choo forts and saw the Chinese garri son drawn up in line. They were all attired in flowing sack gowns of gaudy color and had high, three-cornered silk hats, and presented a curi ous spectacle. These forts are in charge of an En glishman, the son of a naval otlicer, and are said to b exceedingly strong. One of their eighty ton guns burst some time ago, killing several men. It is generally understood that this occurred through ignorance in han dling it- China is now hurrying an army of hundreds of thousands of men through Northern China to Corea, but as they are subsisting on the products of the country through which they are passing and most of it is mount ainous, it is hard to say with what success it will meet. Most of the men enlisted and draft ed into the Chinese army are coolies of the low order. The Chinese have been offering great inducements to Europeans and Americans to enter their service and have sectired many. On the other hand fue Japanese will have no outsiders in any branch of the service. MORA, MINN., THREATENED That Villagre Believed to Have Seen Burned by Fores Fires. Dulvtii, Minn., Sept. 10. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the opera tor at Mora, on the Eastern Min nesota, was chatting with the opera tor at Duluth about the threatening of the fire. Instantly he said: "It's getting awful hot down here. The people have nearly all taken refuge in Snake river, and I'll have to follow unless there's a let-up." Just a few minutes passed, and he said: "I fly. Thirty." Tests of the wires a few moments later proved they had gone up, and it has been impossible to raise Mora since. Tlie people took warning in time, and all are believed to be safe. Ends in a Murder. Parts, Mo., Sept. 10. A difficulty occurred between A. T. Howser and Ed Murr two miles south of Paris yesterday afternoon when Murr shot Howser and escaped. Howser will die. BRIEFS BY WIRE. It is alleged that China has pur chased the entire naval fleet of Chili. Japan asserts that she is having no trouble floating her war loan of 30, 000.000 yen. Secretary Carlisle is discharging all the Republicans in the treasury de partment. Turner opera house and adjacent buildings at Monroe City, Mo., were burned. The police of Chicago removed ob jectionable advertisements from the billboards. The east-bound Toledo passenger train was wrecked at Staunton, 111. Two men were killed. The cruiser Columbia has been or dered to convey American refugees from Port Limon to Bluefields, whence they fled. Governor Moseley of the Chieka eaw nation has appointed his cabinet. ' Several representatives were unseated because of fraud at the polls. Cheap It-te Knot. 9AHTA FE ROUTE. Chicago, Pittsburg, Columbus, Cleve land, Indianapolis, nd other eastern points, f 21.50 for the round trip, by the Santa Fe route. D. Holmes. druggUr, 731 Kansas ava HAVE TAKEN PITTSBURG. the Grand Army In Possession of the Pennsylvania City. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 10. "Com rades" and friends have been flock ing into Pittsburg, taking complete possession of the city. It is estimated that on the night before the opening of the twenty-eighth national en campment at least 100,000 visitors were here and to-day'3 arrivals will swell the number. A copious shower fell yesterday afternoon, clearing the atmosphere and tem pering the heat so that sight seeing j nas oeen maae pleasant. Ihis had i the effect of crowding the streets to an extent never before witnessed in 1 Pittsburg, which is rather a staid old i town and noted for its quietude on j the Sabbath. The saloons were closed, 1 of course, but other business was transacted in a way which made the average citizen imagine that he was 1 away from home visiting some other i place not so stiff in the observance of ; the blue laws. j Among the noted arrivals were two ' men from Honolulu. They represent the Q. A. R. in Hawaii and were de termined to be present at the last en campment which they will likely ever enjoy. j The Women's Relief corps head quarters has been a place of activity all day. No business was transacted, i but as each member of the corps would arrive she was taken to head quarters and male to feel at home. About the only matter that would be called disagreeable in connection with the encampment so far is the feeling of bitterness felt by the G. A. R. people at the action of the rail roads in refusing a one-cent a mile rate for near-by towns, thereby keep ing down the number of visitors at least 20,000. It has cropped out that the subject will be introduced in the convention and a resolution offered, backed by the delegates from Penn sylvania and Ohio, to the effect that hereafter no encampments will be held, but that the delegates, 1,200 in number, meet and transact necessary business at the expense of their re spective posts without asking favors from the railroads. The veterans can not understand why, in the past, Columbus and Milwaukee were grant ed the 1-cent rate Pittsburg denied it. From what can be learned the Cleveland people are leading the re volt. It is not known how the resolu tion will be received. The first fatality among the veter ans to be reported is the sudden death of Comrade Louis Treasler of McClure, Snyder county, Pa. He was a member of post 335. Ou arrival at the post headquarters Treasler was completely exhausted and died of weak heart within fifteen minutes after reaching the building. THEY MUST ACQUIESCE. Satolll Declines to Interfere In the Bishop Bonacum Trouble. Omaha, Neb., Sept. 10. A week ago the priests in the Nebraska diocese in rebellion against the. authority of Bishop Bonacum sent a committee to Archbishop Satolli to secure relief from what they term the prelate's tyranny. This includes three-quarters of tho priests of the diocese. This commit tee returned yesterday. The mission was a failure, the ablegate refusing to interfere. The case in which the priests hoped to secure papal inter ference was the arbitrary removal of Father F, ,glish of Hastings, a very popular n, to an obscure location. They claim this is the result of the opposition of English to the bishop in tue recent trial. The priests of the Lincoln diocese, particularly those who attached their autographs to the charges against Bishop Bonacum, are given what might be called an eye-opener by the failure of the Hastings mission to Washington. It was hoped the able gate would interpose his authority and protect them from the wrath of the bishop, but as he professes to have no power in the premises, they will be obliged to take whatevei medicine the bishop may prescribe and com pound. OPPOSED TO S T R I li E S . Grand Master Workman Sovereign Talks on the Subject. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 10. The executive board of the Knights of Labor will hold its regular session in this city to-day. Grand Master Work man Sovereign and Grand Secretary McGuire are here. Speaking of the recent great strike Mr. Sovereign de clared that he was decidedly opposed to strikes. "I can't imagine," said he, "that an emergency might arise that would demand a strike, but generally speak- ing only temporary victories are ac- ' complished in tliat way. Strikes widen the breath between labor and ; its employers. All strikes are illegal , and strikers are criminals. Workmen i must look for relief to some other source. " When the committee gets through here it will adjourn to New Orleans. Menonites Goln if to Colorado. Denver, Col.. Sept. 10. A commit tee of six Russian Menonites from Hays City, Kan., left on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad last evening for the San Luis valley. They repre sent about 300 families who propose to ,-ettle in Colorado, if desirable lo cations can be foun t. Drowned In the Neosho. Burlington-, Kan., Sept. 10. Last night about 7 o'clock while attempt ing to cross the Neosho river at this point, Frank Martell of Madison, Kan., was drowned, and both of his horses. Martell owned stock ranches near Madison and Williamsburg. National Keeley 1-e f u e Convention. Colorado Springs, Col., S-pt. 10.. The national convention of the Keeley leagues of the United States opened at the Coliseum in this city this morn ing. An attendance of 3,0l3 delegates from all parts of the Unid States is expected. I want to give away 4.000 bunches of chewing gum to the school children, bo thia week every purchaser of 10c worth of school supplies gets .free a 5-cent package of chewing gum. Troup's "Enterprise." Subscribe for the. Daily Utatb Jouaxal THE JULIUS TOWER, Contains the Millions of Germany's War Treasures. The Julius tower, not far from Ber lin, contaiua the war treasure of 120, 300,000 marks yielding no interest. This large sum, consisting of crowns nd double crowns, is from time to time, without long notice, counted by two members of the imperial debt sommittee. Entrance to the well g-uarded tower caa only be gained if these two members put their corupli sated keys in the keyhole simultane ously. Needless to say that there is always a sentry at the entrance door. A strict record is kept of the hour of opening and closing the tower. On opening it one enters at once into the rotunda, where the shining 120,01)0.000 marks are stored. This v?st sum is divided into twelve equal parts, each subdivided into ten others of the value of 1,000,000 each. This 1,000,000 is again distributed in ten bags of I0.OJ0 marks each, two-thirds of which sum is in ten-mark pieces. When a revis ion is ordered the number of the di vision and subdivisions to be counted is chosen at haphazzard. For the counting a squad of soldiers is ordered. As soon as some of the 100,000 mark bags are counted and found correct the . war treasure is considered to be properly revised. The other large funds those- of the invalids' relief and the fortification building fund are also overhauled by carefully comparing the coupon sheets, numbers, series, Stc, with the original entries. Unt'lthe begin ning of the new reichstag building, this fund was also kept in the Julius tower. As soon as the work of count ing and comparing is finished th-e auditor's report is drawn up and signed by both functionaries the two keys are again simultaneously in serted in the locks and the revision of the war treasure is concluded. The "counters" are drawn up in line and marched back to the barracks, the "committee" drive off in a cab and the "hoard" is left once more in that absolute quietude which every peace loving Teuton hopes it may enjoy for many years to come. FATE OF TWO SPARROWS. They Were Guying; People on a fcteiin ship When Something Happened. Two impertinent sparrows met a curious and untimely death in tho presence of-an interested New York crowd a few days ago. One of the Cunard steamships was being warped in to her dock while crowds of people on the pier and the vessel were chaf ing at the delay and slowness of tho tedious process. A thic"k hawser fastened to a capstan near the bow was being used in the warping pro cess and was stiff as a pole under the tremendous strain. The sparrows who had been twitter ing and chirping about the place flut tered out to examine the hawser. Evidently it w-as a new porch stretched for their benefit where it would afford a good view of both boat and pier, they thought. They settled on it half way out. At first the slight vibration of the big rope caused them some uneasiness, but they soon got over it and fell to poking fun at the waiting people. T'ley would planee I pertly first at the travelers; then at the expectant friends, and then they would turn to each other and chirp out impertinent, guying remarks and twitter with glee until they nearly fell off their perch. d In the very midst of their enjoy ment something happened. There was a muffled report and the thick hawser parted like a thread just where the feathered jokers had been standing, causing the dockmen to run as one enif came writhing toward them like a snake. It was like tho burst of thunder sound in Mrs. Ilemans' poem; the birds, oh, where were they? Two little fluffy bunche-i of feathers rode the crest of a ripple in the water and disappeared under the pier. "Poor little things. It killed them," said a ludy on the pier. Then a new hawser took the place of the old, the big ship swung in, and every bod y pushed forward to greet long-absent friends. She Felt Safe Then. It was diiring a recent small-pox scare in a certain town in the Mid lands, in England. An old lady from the country thoucht she would like to take a cab, but she was rather anxious, having heard that many of tho cabs had been used to carry small-pox patients to tiie hospitals. She asked the driver whether there was any risk of catching the disease. "Not in the least, mum," answered the cabby, "I've had one of my back wheels vaccinated, mum." Thus re assured, the old lady stepped in and proceeded on her way. Will Mheat Torn to Cheat? Some who read this headline will gay "yes" end swear to it, while oth ers, equally as well acquainted with the mysterious in agricultural lore, will declare that "like produces like" and that one species of grain never sprung from another. There is but one instance on record in all the annals of agriculture where a spike of cheat has been found in a bod of wheat. This curiosity is, or was quite recently at least, preserved in the agricultural museum in Springfield, lib Jack as Good as Ills Master. - A prominent Mil waukee lawyer who has a few peculiarities of his own, employs as his stenographer a young lawyer who has even rnre peouliari ties, and some great stories are told about their doings. It is said that when the employer takes his stenog rapher into his private oflice to dic tate a brief they frequently fall into hot disputes as to the law, and occa sionally the young lawyer declines to take down such nonsense a he deem his emnloyer's utterances to be.