Newspaper Page Text
STATU JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2S, 1S94.
C0TESTJ SILVER, Two Strong Farl ions in Trans Hiss i s i p p i C n r e s s . limit fallist s and Silver Men Have Larrje Folio winxs. BUYAli PLEASES Til EM. Ex-Governor Anthony of Kansas Speaks for Free Coinage. ' St. Eon, Mo.. Nov. 23. The devel- cpraents of the seeon 1 day's session of the Trans-Mississippi congress Lave not beeu without inleivsl for the ad vocates of the free coinage of silver, who have bt-en anxious to secure def in'ta expression from tne congress in favor of the white metal. Not alone have the minor features, such as warm applause when free coinage was me utiou ed, been encouraging', hut the organization of the com mittee on resoluti jr.s with Con dreyman VV. J. Bryan of Nebraska as chairman and K. A. Marshall of 'Jeias as secretary has been highly delighting-. Nevertheless there is as yet no certainty tho matter will go "beyond this. In the convention there i -, a stronsr element in favor of inter national free coinage only, and an other opposed to any expression whatever tif on the f-ubject by the, congress, Whether the birnetailists will be edrong enjujli to overcome both the-e elements can not be told. Vet there is a eeitamty that the main struggle will Le upon this por tion of tho resolul oaa committee's report, and the battle, will not be of brief duration. At the opening of the afternoon session yesterday, w lieti ta delayed until 3 o'clock, "there being- nothing before the convention having special precedence, Congi essmaa-eieet .1. S. Sha froth of Colorado was invited to address the delegate"! upon the silver question. At the close of his remarks a new series of resolutions were in troduced and referred to the com mittee on resolutions witiiout debate. Am of iir them were tl ese: Opposing by the Seat'le chamber of commerce the a ioption by the corfve of any resolution demanding the fi-r-H euiDaje of silver, favoring the early construc tion of Nicaragua ca--.il: opposing the so-called Dicey plan with regard to the Pae tie rail.-oad debts and favoring the foreclosure of the trov erntueut mortgage, with tha restora tion to the peooio of the granted lands: favi.riu,' the t iking away from congress the ooinaje power and its return to the pertp'e un-ier 1 he system of initiative aiet re f c re ; ui u m; favor ing the withdrawal of all existing circulating mi-dima-i and th substitu tion there 'or of an ;ssue of full legal t'-mler treasury rf'tes to the extent j' S.".i per csi pita; favoring the crea tion of a c l net o' ie to be known as t,h? department of ti-ade and com- ' meroe, :jrni numerous others of a I minor character. The hour of 4 o'oloek having ar- ; rived, the special o.-Jt-r took pre'ee-u-nc..-. :. od the d i . .i -ion of the i r.it.:e t i za tioa o! silver" was opened bv cx-Go"t--nor L. p. Prince I of New Mx co. Unci, the principle that all stni.-tiires u ust first bare a I foundation, the tro'-ornr.r stated he i would co.ifine himself to .statements I of facts, leaving the stiperstruettire of argument to tnosc to follow him. ! lie ther reviewed existing conii- tiosis. an 1 at tha coa;lnsi--n of his re- mark and the hearty app'aine fo I- j lowing- then,, the congress took its i usual evecin -7 recess. The even 107 wess on was a discus sion of s lv.-r and ini.inly taken up by Hon. Ueorire 11 Leigh ton of St. l.ouis, who is a director o ' the IioatraaD'-t bank of this city. ? t r Eeishton read an pxhoustivo and eat-tffully prej are paper c ( nc; in g the single gold stand ard. .Mr. Leigh ton received only feeble and infrequer. t applause. Con;rt'sman Bryan of Nebniska followed in a half hour speech. Liberal applause greeted his appear ance and with his Srt sentence he urouspil the autVenca. He said Mr. Leif-hton ha 1 dons what the foes of free silver rarely dared to do He had defende 1 the single srold stand ard because it won! i double the value of gold a o I nnnih'lafe silver as money all to the beneti of the bankers, who own the gold. The speaker was apt with pretty anecdotes and similes and was frequently applauded. liv-tiovetDor Aationy of Kansas closed the meeting with a short speech in favor of fre coinage. When he concluded the ccrgress adjourued until 9 o'clock this morning-. SEItlQl'S TKOIT.LE AHEAP. Clrt IJiltmln ?! fui to ltiao(iilt tb McuragBtt .CT-rmnt. Panama., Nov. 2S. Advices from Managua indicate t. grave situation in the Mosquito reservation. The liritish minister, Ocsliay.ha notified Nicaragua that Great Britain refuses to recognize the N'u-.ariijuaa irovern inent. After an exchange of views -Minister G.islinsr te le ifra phed to Port Limon for a lii itish warship to come at once, to Iduefiel d.i. It is reported that the NicuraffUf-n canal project ia at tiia bottom of the matter and seri ous trouble is fearesl Pobl le laodi f jr Lease. GrTnr.SK, Ok., Nj. -S. Governor Itenfrow vesterday placed 00 the market 300.' km) acre of public build ing and school land in sections 13 and 23 in the Uheroke-s strip for lease. The leases are pood for live years, and bids will be received until Jan uary 3, 1S95. The lands are rich and arable and will not, be a drug-. Uor lfr Coontt 4 railat. n.vxTKR Strings, Kan., Nov. 23. The bolder towns of Southeastern Kansas are a'l artrtini,' against an an ticipated ra id by tho territory out laws, and should any of these towns bs attacked the robbers are likely to meet with a warm reception. Ai.ii,4 t eal "ompay. 110 v tat Sixths treU WORK OF Till: 21 INT. Director JTeatoii Sabmln Ills laamil ICcpnrt to ?irrtary Carlisle. Va5HIoton-, Nov. 2?. Mr. R. 11 Preston, the'direetor of tha mint, has submitted to the secretary o the , treasury his report of the mint and the assay offices for tha lineal year 1894. The value of tne. gold dep sited is stated as 514-J.943.54,".; S 'in. 6 951 was of domestic production; ? ,'s.O J 5-5 foreijrn bulliou nd coin anl 1 13, 41 old material; S.'.OJ 015 worn and uncurrent United States g-old coin deposited for recoina; e. 'ilje deposits and purchases of silver during the year was -.' i. 745. Ot'.l tine ounces, tne coiuiajf value of tha eatne in silver dollars ; eincr Si J. 403,-8-5; S10,7?7,70-J was of domestic pro duction, Si, b '12, .s jo foreign baiiica and coin, S'j.4rl 404 worn and uncur rent United States coin, and tae re maindsr, 5G05.03'i. old material. The amount of silver bullion rear chased under the act of July 1 i, lS.'O, w as 11,917,059 fine ounce., at a cost, of g, 715, Si.':.: average coat per tine unuca bein- $0.7313. The total amount of silver x)ar" chased under tne act of July 14, 1 5 0 ), from August 13 1d9J the dacrs ta-c law went into elfect to Novt-iaber 1, 193 the date of the repeal of the purchasing- clause of the act was i03.t$74,63:i tine ounces, costing S15. y.il.O'j:.'; the tvera-j-3 price per line ounce bein SO. 9244. The total coinage of silver dollars under" the act of July 14, 1s'j: to Jniy 1, ISS'4, was S35,Otj7.943, coit--uin i n.-7 a7.911,7ti8 tine ounces, v. i, . .-ii cost S29. 1 10.047. The seig-niora -4-- of sil ver coined under act of July 14 1VJJ, to July 1, 1:94, was S :, 9 77, .".e3. I'rom July 1. 1S94, to November 1, ls:l, S. 443,200 dollars were coined. The Beitrniot-atre of the same was S7S'.i. 7ot.27, making- the total amount, of silver dollars 00 ne.l under the act of Jniy 14, 190. 3s ..".31.143, and the total sei 'K n iora ;re -i i o-'.O. '1 ne total uo:iuiye dfring- th year was: Gold. SJ3.474, 912. r.0; silver doliar-;, 733; subsidiary silver, 02 4. 1 . 3-; minor coins, 5,7 10, 919, 2; total, 5 I 0-3,-210.7.vO6. The g-old coinasre for the y-3ar was the largest ever e,?cjted at the mints of tha United States in any ona Tear. The hig-hest pricr of silver ciuriD.sr the year was 0. 7C13 and tha lowest ?'J 591S, siiovvin r a Uactuaticu of O. 17'J'i per line ounce. The net trold exports for the fiscal year were SI, 172 S05 as ajrainst 846, 807,273 for the prior fi-c il year. The net evports of silver for the fis-tl year were f-3 i . ' ' 1 1. 3 ": as a gainst 7.ij53.s3 for the fiscal year 1 The director estliiiate- tin? vu ne of the srold used in toe industrial arts in the United .'. tates lur....; tn-s cal endar year 19', at ?12,523.5'i ar. d silver at ?J 531,217: of the y .. SV."4.-4-2 and of the silver Si. 570. 737 was new bullion. The estimated metalie stock cf coin and bullion in the U nited States on July 1, 11-94. was: Gold. 7, 2' 3. 2oJ : silver. &024. 347, 757, a total of 1,251, OP1.95S. The prodnction of o'si anl silver in the United State-i the calen-iar year was: Gold, 1,739.323 t:ne r of the value of S .15,95.5.000: silver, t".i Olj'),0)0 tine ounces, tho cr'iiiir.frci.il value of the same teni? 4 . i-0(,0'e:j and the coinarre value S77. 71',, j j. llevised esTinnutes of the world's nroiluction of the precious me'-iis for the calendar year, is 9. 3 snow Uie same to have been $137,22:3,100 in (.-old and S2 09. 105.0i.i0 in silver. Tlie world's coinatr-? for the calen dar vear ls93 is state 1 to hnve l.een iS2.12"4S5,6CS in pold an 1 131, )s.,, 75 4 in silver. The director estimates the stok of -old in the world at the end cf 1 v.-3 for -monetary purposes to have l"f n S3. 90 5. OOO.OjO and silver fc!.05.-..7 i-.M.--'; a total metallic stock io the world of $3,021,600. 0OU navy i) i . pa ui ;.n::,T. SiTral linportitur, ircmnnKn h'iam ia Spprptarr llerbprt' Ki(.rt. Washi.vg rov, Nov. 2?. Ths ir.o-t important recommendation ria le l y Secretary Herbert in his anna il r e port is that congress authorize 1 the construction of three great battle ships of about 10 900 tons displace ment each to cost exclusive of arm i ment not exceeoin? $4,00o,o-,, eaci, and twelve tor p-.; do boats of I'mm I k) to 300 tons each, at the discret.on of the secretary, to cost not e.xcee -din .17 an avcrae-tt of 5170 00 s Since his la st report live splendid ships have V o- n added to the naval list, three of wki. h are capable of speed in e .sices s of twenty-one knots, vvhiie two of t hem are the Re ?test crnis rs in tli vur! I. The five vessels are the Marblelien 1, IS. 44 knots; Columbia. U.J.sJ; Divmr.i:, 21. b9: Moutjorne ry, J J. 050, ao.i Min neapolis, 23.076. The secretary speaks in terms of deep regret of tiie loss of the Kear--sar7e and to pre rent the fain- us n a me from lapsing- on the naval list nr susf cests that a buttle s-iip b bi ilt to perpetuate it. He also suti'.Is that the renowned old Constitution o. pat in repair and p'aced on ex'ai bition at the Washincrtoa navy yar . as an ob ject of interest to patriot. c Ameri cans. The secretary has tak'n a cu? from the battle of Yalu and has . 7 1 ' ri in structions tiiat all but the necessary woodwork must be removed f,-o.u o ir ships. Attention is ca.ied to the fact that althou gh the frovernment is a n n ii ally expending- a lare subsidy for vessels such as the Paris and New York to secure their use in time of war, it has not a frvm to put on them. After asain callirj? attention to the urgrent need of leg-isia tion for the re lief of the personnel of the navy, the secretary recommends that t ie en listed force be increased by 2.OO11 m en In conclusion the secretary s ibtnits estimates for the next y?ar Perreea tiosr SJ7.S35.914, exceeding- the cur rent appropriations by 85.4 95. 193. caused mainly by the necessity of paying- for vessels now under con tract. It is stated that aft-r tins year the appropriation-, on thii score will rapi lly diminish falling fr-im 13,259.393 "next yeir to 750.000 in the following- year. Convicted Murlr-rer Kvapri f rom .1 !!. Oklahoma City, Ok.. Nov. 2 Mur derer John Millip-ao. sentence,! to In executed here on Jaruarv li, ls.'l, for the atrocious murder of Mrs. Han nah Clark, made his escape lis: nigd.l at 10:30 p. in., and ha not b;ea re capture d. CHASIIIGJP DOWii Oliicers Are After the Canadian, Texas Outlaws. The Bandits Have Fled to the "Wichita -Mountains. A FIGHT REPORTED. Two of the Outlaws Said to Have Been Killed. Ex. Uvso, Ok., Nov. 28. A package purporting- to contain S'5.000 was ex pressed from Kansas City to Georp-3 Isaacs, a wealthy Chickasaw cattle man at Canadian, Texas, arriving at that point Saturday evening- last. When the train pulled into Canadian station a g-aug- of bandits held up the express car, opening- a g-eneral fu silade on the train. Sheriff McGee, of that county, was standing by and took a hand at the shooting" in the protection of the express com pany, and wns killed by the robt.ers, being- literally shot to pieces, and several others were fatally wounded in the eii-i-jfement, a neon them being- some of the robber, who were carried away by their pals. The robbers were frightened off without securing anything and were chased into the Wichita mountains and tne liutte lands of tho- W.chita coun try, where a battle occurred Sunday evening-, and several par ticipants are reported killed. The members of the jranj are well known in the Scut hwestei-n reservation, and a 1-irrre force of of fice r are out from these p ints, pre sumably looking for the brimiits. Isaacs, who : hipped the money, was ; arrested on suspicion of complicity i and taken to Texas. The scheme is I supposed to be shipment of money ! that was to be stolen, and the express company made to d isjrorg-e and pro- ; cee is to b divided. A nnm'oer o-" wealthy cattlemen of tlse Chickasaw Indian nation are probablv implicated. nd furiiisho the capital of 525. 0'JO' to beg-in bu -iiess on. The Antelope hills and tha . almost inaccessible Wichita raoun- j taias are the present hiding places of ; the g-ancr, and a tig-Lt thera is prob able at a n v time. Iater d.sr atches over the military wire from Fort Sill to this point aa- . nonnoe a iig-'nt between the Can- ; adian City pano- of express rob- bers and their pursuers. The pur- ; suing- party were friends of Siiet-ilf McGee, who was killed, and nam- i bered a very larjre party. They ' came upon the remainder of the 1 n '. i ' s in the Wichita mnu.-- ! ta'ns at the head of the West Caeho 1 creek and the tig-ht fok place about I dayliffht yesterday morning. Tha '. bandits numbered ten in the beg-in- ; ninjx.but th ree- of them were wounded i in the shooting- at tha ev press odice. In the -rrht it is reported that two of 1 the barei ts were kil led an ! three of ; the p'ir.-uin,? party were disabled and : one kill d. The po.s.e is composed of , citizens irnpressed under orders of the deputy sheriff of Hemphill county, Texas. KatT Puts on Additional Hoards. DN""i, Texas. Nov. 2.3. The Mis- souri, Kansas and Toxas railway com pany has put on additional guards on its express cars on it line g-omr , through the Indian territory. The g-uards are all men with records, and if train robbers attempt any more ; ' hold-ups'' somebody is g-oinjj to g-et : hurt sure. , Irsin Kohher "skecter" Plead iuiltr. : Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 93. Thnr- ; man P.aldinpr. Jess Snyder, Will Faris and Charles Turner of tha Cook (janj j arriv. 1 hero yester.iay from Wichita Falls, Texas. Uahlir.p;, alias Skeeter, . was arraig-ned in the Unite 1 States 1 court for the lied Fork train robbery j and pleaded g-uiit3'. THE REPUBLICAN" HOUSE. The lL.-f.ublieaus TVill Have vior T!:m T-.vo-rhird of the "lemben, Vf'ASHixoTON. Nov. i:3. Not until to day have the otncials of the house fo't sudicient coatdc-QCS in their unofficial list of representatives in the fifty-fourth coopreis to send it to thi printer. As linally prepared, the list shows 244 Ke-publiciin-, 104 Demot-ruls and six Populist-", one silver and one vacant. I ke lie pubiicaus will constitute more than two ttiirdi of the boui9 memljership. Sec tionaliv the liepublican majority will be divided as follows: New ling-laud states twenty-six, old middle states sixty-six, middle western states ninety-two, far western states tv.-enty-eie-nt, southern states thirty-two. The Democrats secure only thirteen member in the northern states, Cali fornia and .Massachusetts contribute one each; Ill.uois, Ohio and I'en r.s vlvania two each ar.d N ; .v 1'ork tive. Democrats secure six so. id state delegations, ti.o of Arkanscss. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi i.iid South Carolina; the Ke-p-a't Leans secure uiaeteeu solid delega tions, tho-id of Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, 'i innei'jtu, .Uontana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Khcde liiand. South Daicota, Vermont, V aah.iigtuu, West Virginia aud Wiscon oin. In all twenty -eipht contests may be made from the southern siates and a ma jori'y of them are to be instituted by Kepublican candidates ffainat Demo crats, but it appear probaole that there wiii not be so taaay. Myers, who it was expects- 1 wuUi-J wage a cou'eat for a seat from the Sixth Ark annas district, is now quoted a aayinij that he wiil not make n.i eti'ort to secure the seat in the face of the f .c; that his opponent i cred ited w ith 3,00 ) majority. Late advice? ais j in iicate that Lee Grandad will abacd.u The contest ag-ainst General W hee.e." for the seat from the Kihth Aiataoid district. A llemarl.a()! A!iiTfm!it Ia Hail- I 1-0 atl AiTAiri i Wsii the ruuniag- of the Exposition flyer, the famous twenty hour traia Letween ' CaicrtjTQ and New York, via the Lake I Shore routs, in service during the World's ! fair. A handsome litho-water-color of this train niy ba secured by sending ten cent" in silver to C. K. Wilber, Wedtera I I'aisenger Agent, Chicago. 1 BROWN'S MURDERER. Farther I'arl irsiarn A boat tbe Arrest of j Missoarl Pacific T rat 11 Offleialfc i Foet Smith, Ark., Nov. 2S. The ! irrest of W. J. McKey, superintend ! ;nt of the Central division of the ' Missouri Pacific, and J. M. Walsh, 1 trainmaster of the same division, on I the cliarg-e of murdering- Pullman ; Conductor Brown, created a big- sen I lation. Tiie warrants were issued by i Commissioner Wheeler upon informa tion filed by Deputy United States Marshal . Jones, and he made the ar rests. A couple of days after the killing- a report reached this city that Superin tendent McKey and Trainmaster Walsh, who had a special car at tached to the train, had been intoxi cated and had indulg-ed in some promiscuous shooting- throtijj-.a the cars before the train reached McKey. Deputy Jones be?an in vesti-atin ir these reports, but had not (fathered any information connecting- McKey and Walsh with the murder, when these frentlemen learned that they were under suspicion aud came here to consult with J udg-e Parker. They requested a full in vestig-ation, and were informed that the only way it could be dono leg-ally was for them to submit to arrest. This they agreed to and the warrants were issued. Mr. Walsh and Mr. McKey enter a general denial of the charges, but will not talk about the case. Jacob Harkcr, Pullman porter, and Jerry Nelson, cook 011 the special car, are also under arrest. Parker should have waked Brown at Wag-oner, and the fact that, he sai l nothing about drown not be in (7 on borird the train till after the fact w as do covered an hour later looks vei-v tut; h as if he knows something- tiia t would throw some light on tiie 1 i aj-edy. Parker and Nelson are in j lil. District Attorney K a 1 rcf.ises to discuss the case, aud wiil not state what ev'dence has been secured ag-ainst the defendants. IvOLJil i E S kl tijt, ATEN 1 Nti. State Troop lield ia Ileaitmes to March to Houiiiomery. Birmingham. Ala., Nov. 28. It has just been learned that several hot headed Kolbite leaders have issued secret calls for armed men in companies of from 100 to 500 to volunteer to go to Mont gomery on inauguration day next Saturday. to help to seat Kolb as gov ernor. The call urges the Kolb fol lowers to "maintain their rights ami carry out. the will of the people." and it is said that companies are being or ganized. In Selma so great is the ap prehension felt that armed guards have been placed over the local mili tary armories to prevent a possible raid upon the arms and ammuu nition by Kol bites, who may desire to arm themselves tor their Montgomery trip. All the troops in the state have arrange ! to go to Montgomery, and it is under stood they will carry their guns loaded. Governor Jones says that while he anticipates no trouble, the authorities will provide to stamp out thoroughly any disorder that may occur. Kolb will not be arrested un less he commits some overt act, or collides with the constituted authori ties. BIO LOSS BY UIUE. Beef I.iepartment of I owiir's Packing llaune liarneU Ou t. Kansas Citv, Mo., Nov. 2S. Fire was discovered at 1 o'clock this morn ing in the djeef department of Fowl er's packing house by James Cowan, the nijfht watchman. lie had passed through the building at 11:30 o'clock on his rounds and all was quiet. Three alarms were turned in and the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas Citv, Mo., fire departments were called out. The building was live stories high and the tire broke out on the third floor and communicated to tbe fourth and fifth floors. At 3:30 o'clock the fire was under control. At that time the north half of thts beef department building was nearly gutted aud the loss was esti mated at nearly SlOO ()00, which is fully covered by insurance. The third floor fell shortly before 4 o'clock. On this floor is the butterine department. It was there the tire orig-inated. Canned goods and new raachinery for making butterine were stored on this lioor. Nicholas' Manifesto. St. Pktkhsbuks, Nov. 2f. -The most imoortant points in the czar's mani festo relate to improvements in the condition of all concerned with hus bandry. The nobles and ihe peas ants interest on farmers' loans from the Imperial Agrarian bank are re duced from i)i to 4 per cent and vari ous facilities are conceded for the re demption of debts. The peasants' certain d -bts to the crown in arrears of taxation are remitted. A Murderer Skip Out. Gcthf.ie, Ok., Nov. 27. When the case of the territory vs. John M. Col lins, who is charged with killing Jake Mosier, was called in the district court at Norman yesterday the de fendant failed to appear, and Judge Scott declared the bond forfeited aud the county clerk to begin suit ae-ainst the bondsmen who are liable for the sum of $5,000. Collins skipped out with a woman not his wife and left hi family destitute. Drnffists on the AdxIoqi Seat. South McAlester, I. T., Nov. 2-3. The district attorney has issued an order to the United States marshals to arrest all druggists and storekeep ers in the Indian territory who sell bitters, tonics, and patent medicines of an intoxicating nature. This order has created a sensation, as all drug gists in this territory sell more or less medicines containing alcoholic liquors. An Oklahoma, l'ostmiiter Kitleil. Gcthrik, Ok., Nov. 2 Word reached the city yesterday of a fata"' shooting affray at Black Bear. A man named Gardner and Postmaster L'ry of Black Bear quarreled over a piece of land. During the alterca tion Gardner fchot Cry m the back with a Winchester, killing him in-aUkatJ?. ! SOUSA'S DISCIPLINE. General Sehofleld't Fnioj Iiraslc as to tha Conduct of an Orchestra. How Conductor Sousa was taken to task by General Schofield for his lack of discipline is told as follow. The last echo of one of Sousa'a I overtures was just dying- away over '' the sand hills south of the fair grounds; when Gen. Schofield stepped in front of the band and saluted the distincruished leader. Sousa returned the salute and sent one of his men to escort the general up into tha band stand. "That music was beautiful beauti ful," exclaimed the general as he shook Sousa's hand warmly. "I am astonished, sir, that you get such re sults with so little discipline." There is nothing that Sousa prides himself more on than being one of the strictest disciplinarians and he was naturally nettled at the general's criticism. . "Why, general, my men are under ' perfect control. I'm sure they are thoroughly drilled and I can hardly believe that there is any lack of dis- j cipline. I have never noticed it." I "No, that's just it; you don't see it," persisted the general. "1 saw it, 1 though. Do you know that as soon aa you turn your back on one side of your band to shake your baton at the other those all quit playing. Of course you don't see it, for as soon as you turn around they begin again." The fun in this, at the expense of the general, lies of course in the fact that when a section of Sousa's men became silent as he turned to the i other was when the music so re- ; quired. But the general looked upon this lapse as he would look upon the suspension of a section of his artil lery when he turned his attention to another part of the held. HIS REMARKABLE ACTION. Lti rvbodj (,tia Hiiu a YVld Berth, Yet He showed the Vhlte Feather. It isn't often that one finds among the mountaineers of the Southwest a hero of the highest type, but they exist, and a year or so ago I met onj. 1 had been in his neighborhood for three months, and 1 knew that he had killed a man or two and had tbe reputation of being the gamest man in the mountains. He was extremely handy with a gun, too. and everybody gave him a wide berth whenever there was a prospect of a row. One uay, however, he got into difficulty with a man from an adjoining county, and when the shooting besran he cut and ran like a whitehead, leaving the field in possession of the other party. Two days afterward I met him on the road and we talked about the late disturbance. "I was rather surprised at the way you acted," as mildly as I could, for even then I had no wish to stir him up. "I reckon most folks wiu," he re plied, briefly. "I knew they were, and they don't understand it; neither do I." "Well," he said, half apologetically. "I reckon I jist run, and that was all there wuz to hit." "There was more than that; you lost your reputation by it." "Mebbe I did, colonel," and he swallowed a lump in his throat; "but that thar fellow had seven little children dependin' on hira, and I kinder had an idea jist afore I pulled the Higher that mabbe I could git along better without my reputation than they could without their daddy, so I run." He stopped as if uncertain what to tay next, and I took hiin by the hand and shook it with a vigor that I knew he appreciated by the look that came into his eyes. I.Ike Sweet Minlc. "Itdoesn'thurt much to be knocked out," said a young boxer to a crowd j of admirers. "I guess I came as near j going out as anybody could and not ' lose. It was when I had the go with 1 Murphy. 1 was getting the best of , it until the third round, when I made j a slow duck and ha caught me on the jaw. After the first jolt it seemed : like goin' to sleep. I was layin' there 1 listenin' to the sweetest music you ever heard, with bells ringin' and lights danciu' before me, not hurt a bit, when I heard some oue way; ! "Won't that dub ever get up?" Then , I remembered where I was and pulled . up on my knees just in time to save myself from being counted out. I : clinched the round out and came ! back all right at the next call and won in the sixth. But I'll never for get the sweet music." How oald They Kefnse? An energetic woman, about 30years old, for work applied at the office of the United States rubber company, in New York city, and was told by the clerk to go upstairs and see the fore man. The woman, not knowing the way, went out into the yard, and, seeing no other way to get up, she tucked up her skirts and ascended the fire escape to the fourth story. There she opened the window and climbed in, to the surprise of the foreman, who waa standing near by. The foreman, after recovering from his embarrassment, asked her what the wanted. The woman stated her mission. She got the job. Mr. Solple'9 Cockatoo. Nasturtium Solpie, an eccentric citizen of North New York, who goes about with a horse and open buggy, but never gets inside the veh.eie, either riding on the horse or leadicg it, has secured from a dealer in curios a huge Chinese vase of light blue porcelain. This now occupies the front seat of the buggy, and out of ,it tom"s a pole, on top of which is chained a lartre pick and white cock atoo. Mr. Sol pie, under the circum stances, now attracts more notice than ever on hie daily shopping tour. PLUG TOD1CCO. Consumers cf chewing tokeco v.b srewilllngto a lilikinorelki the price cKrged for the crdiniy trade totaccos. will find trend superior to all ethers BEYfARE Of I hi ITATI0?I5. OODS AND NDS. A salt -well at Warsaw, N. Y., ia 1,520 feot deep aud cost $0,500. The oldest coin known is ia the mint collec tion a4 Philadelphia. It was coin ed in -Egina in tho yt-ar 700 li. C - Boldrie estimates that not less than 13,000,000 human beings have perished in earthquakes since the beginning of the historical era. There are words in tho Chinese lan guage that have as many as 40 d if fen -nt meanings, each depending on the iuto iialiou used iu pronouncing it. The must-Its of a pig's snout are ex ceedingly powerful for their size, and thus enable the animal to turn up very hard ground with the -utmost ease. Arctic explorers who have found; themselves in tho midst of an aurcrti de scribe it as producing a cooling, prick ly sensation and a very exhilarating effect. Half a pontid of dried currants in lion of oats is said to lie f"d to the sul tan's horses' in Egypt, iind this? is said to be the secret of the animals' great en durance. General Dooth of the Salvation Armv reports that its publication. The War Cry. has an annual circulation of 52, 000,000 copies, printed in 40 different languages. The blessing, of Palestine is a email falcon, or hawk, which destroy t! field mice. Were tho hawks exterminat ed the human population Would be obliged to abandon the country. TURF TOPICS. Aluminium horseshoe nails will tixt com mend them sel ves. Kelson, 2:00, will bo given regular work all winter hitched to a sl itdi. The two minute trotter is still out; of tho possibilities of the lutlU'u. It is proposed to have ; running fie; meeting at Milwaukee next year. L.ucky Baldwin says that he will manage his own stable next season. "Tho Thund rer" thinks thofrott-r has ; great future opening for it in Britain. The Harlem track has been cover -i with a winter coat of 0 inches deep compost and straw. Pascal, champion ten mile trotter, is being used on tho road by his owner, Duke A. Burke of New Yoik city. "They do talk of cork tracks. No doubt the corks pulled after races would pave many tracks," says a turf writ! r. The horses that hold the weald's rec ords over half mile tracks are Nelson, 2:11 3j; Maeriolif, 2:1 1,'j, and Eord Clinton, 2:12. Andy McDowell says he could not drive Directly, 2:07 the champion 2-year-old pacer, better than a 2:b0 guit without wearing racing colors. Monroe Salisbury says that in order to become great a horse requires thn-'t things a grent fdre, a great darn and a good man to develop him. A fourth might bo added a, good manager. Horseman.. THE FASHION PLATE. Velvet hkirts: are either black or of some dark rich shade of color. Velvet promises to be a popular fab ric for handsome; gowns, though irioiio. satin and satin brocades are also used A i'ftdevilurly pretty combination which is very becoming to blonds is mignonette cloth with brown velv.-t, mignonette being that dull light giv-n color which is: eo quiet and harmonious. Tiie most noteworthy feature in gen eral style is the continued popularity of the betice, unlike the fkirt. With the exception of the huge sleevo, which of ten matched the skirt, the corsage is generally in contrast to it. The fullness of the skirt now in fash ion is massed in the center of the back. Elastics hold the godet plaitn iu phv-e about half way down tho back of th ekirt. From the kue-s all skirts flare to the width of 4 or 5 or (5 yards. tikirts are now much madj c;f velvet, either velvet with, a dull face or the newer miroir velvet, that has a like silk, produced by cutting the vel vet across the 11 ap, not downward, as velvet is ordinarily cut, when woven. Oue of the prettiest of the Paris walk ing dresses of the period is of greuufc cloth, the draped skirt having a band of embroidery framed iu bands of fur The collar and big sleeves are of gr' rial velvet. The girdle is of Bolt, rich tatiu New York Tribune. Bal inesi is either hereditary or caused by sickness, mental exhaustion, wearing tight-fitting hat, and by over-work an i uuubia- iiall'a Kene war will prevent . V s, '' ' ' V (