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W. B. P. 3. MEAD, Publisher*. CBESCO, IOWA. THE BUILDER'S STORY. What me we were wedded our prospect was hKh fVst floor down the chimney—my lly and I Our neighbor* below thought more happiness theirs, Sot we climbed up to heaven when we mounted the st* r». Some rickety furniture filled up the plsoe On the w»ll« oar two photographs huag faoe to face A square of old carpet—1U pile had been lost One teacup between us—less sugar It cost. When the sunset was making for darkness a way. And the jack-plane and hand-saw I dropped for the day. Bow entered the house with a skip and a hop. And, two steps at once, cl.mbed the stairs to the top! The teakettle rang a new song whoa I came The fire, at my Totce. showed a ruddier flame And better than lamp-light to chase away gloom, The smile of my MUly Illumined the room. There were beautiful views o'er the tin-covered roofs. A«ay from the sound cf the street horses* hoofs With the air cool and pure at the height where we dwelt, And the trouble# of ctfeen unknown sad un felu The 'ove of my youth and the mate of my prime, Tb* mother of buds that were blossoms In time, Sow she saved from my earnings what else had been spent. And with much or with little was always con tent! So »aving, ao toiling, a few years swept by We descended at last from our lodg ngs on high To a house of our own if 'twere not of the best. It made for our fledglings a snug little nest. tn building for others I built for myself. Gained long rows of houses and great store of pelf. Till at last, fortune crowning my labor and care. At s xtj-1 wrote myself dovn '•millionaire.* And now, in a mansion both lofty and wide, 3 feed me ten lackeys and pay them beside. Tread on triple-piled carpets, on cushions re cline. And from silver and porcelain luxurious dine. Htch curtains of damask at windows are found Easy-chairs satin-covered in parlors abound Vtae chambers are furnished in elegance all, And armor and pictures are hung in the halL And there is my library—gorgeous indeed— *Tls a tine place to smoke in or journals to read The books—a wise fr end has selected the best The b.udings are handsome respected they rest. There is all that conduces to ease and repose. Yei something is lacking. What 1* Itf Who knowsf There is nothing to hope for the race hat been won. And possession breeds surfeit where striving is done. And here, as we sit, both my Milly and I To our first year of wedlock look back with a sigh, When that garret of ours, so my Milly de clares, Was a Garden of Eden up four pair of stairs. —Thomas Dunn English, in Harper'* Weekly. DID HE DO RIGHT Trying Experience of an American War Correspondent. I feftve all my life been accustomed to act upon my own judgment, but am not going so much to tell you •tory as to ask you whether I did right on one trying occasion. The life of a war correspondent is, as you fellows very well know, in many respects a hard one, but the cor respondent of a paper not unfrequently sees more of what is goin? on in campaign than the soldier himself, and, being comparatively unattached and able at nearly all times to search fruitful field for stirring incidents, his mind rapidly becomes stored with a vast collection of incidents, tragic and comic, humorous and seri ous, dramatic and insignificant, which too often crowd one another out of his mind and only recur to him when some spccial circumstanco arises to suggest them. The campaign of the autumn and winter of 1885 in the Balkan Peninsula, though short, was not devoid of such incidents, and there was one which has branded it indelibly upon my mind. I had been in Paris when the war began and was engaged toy a number of American newspapers to go to the front as their correspond ent. We were a merry crew in the corre spondent's tent, but there is something singularly callous about a correspond ent after he has been through a cam paign or two—they seldom get killed though the fate of Saint-Leger Her bert, Power and Donnovan, who fell at my side in the Soudan, are exemplifi cationsof the proverb that "the excep tion proves the rule." Still, when the day's fighting is over, when the cur tain of night has fallen upon the drama of war and the treble of the infantry and the bass of the artillery are at rest, it is not without a certain grim humor that the correspondents look round for each other to count noses. Of all the bright, joyous little fel lows that I ever met in the field or elsewhere, Maxime Durand was the brightest example. He was the spec ial correspondent in the Balkan Penin sula of (let us say) the La France, his real name as also that of the paper for which he corresponded, together with certain other idcntilicatory particu lar, 1 have suppressed for reasons which will appear. Ho was the hap piest fellow in our mess. He came from Douai. and on the most gloomy days and in the most deadly snow he would sing to us snatches of his Breton lolk songs, echoes of the Champs Elysees and reminiscences of the Fol ies Bcrgeres. He and 1 had made friends before we met any of the rest of the boys. One night when we were encamped before Tirnova and I had been bitting up writing some letters to leave at headquarters, for we ex pected a hot day on the morrow and it was just a "toss up" which of "boys" would be alive to dine on the following evening, I went to the head quarter lines and .left my dispatches and as I got back to the correspond cut's tent I saw a dark form standing at it3 entrance and the pale face of Maxime Durand turned up to the moon light "Cheer up," 1 said, thumping him on the shoulder, "you're losing your beauty sleep and then what will all those damsels at Douai say when you get back?" Instead of turning round and chaff ing me in execrable Breton slang as usual, Maxime took me by the hand and said: "Oh, Ned" (I had taught him to use the contraction of my name), feel that I shall never see Douai again." In vain I expostulated with him Walking up and down in the snow in vain I pointed out to him the fact that throughout the campaign no corre spondent had been so much as touched for answer he took me to the top of a mound and showed me the lights of Tirnova in the distance and said: *3There is a ball waiting for me be hind those walls it will come to find me to-morrow." In vain I reasoned, in rain I chaffed, and at last I thought it best to humor him and then he said to me: Ned, you are my most intimate friend among the boys here. I want you to do something for me when I hare fallen in the snow. I wear around my neck a gold chain with a portrait suspended to it, and a little golden image of 'La Madonna,.' The portrait is that of the daughter of old Nicholas Sterelle, of Douai. If I had not been here I should have been mar ried to her by now. When I am dead want you to take this chain, this locket, this image to her, and say that Maxime died thinking only of her, praying with his last breath for her in the hope of seeing her hereafter. Listen a moment we parted terribly. The war, as you know, broke out sud denly and I was ordered by telegraph to the front without having a moment in which to write to Marie. It hap pened thus: I was at Arjenton when received the telegram and 1 rushed the same evening to Douai to say good bye to her. I arrived tired and ill, and before taking myself to see her I entered the restaurant of Pierre Lar rez, to take a bite to eat. There I met Pierre Dufoure, who has for years been endeavoring to supplant me in the esteem of Marie. He asked me how it was that I was there and I told him that I had been ordered to the war and that I had come to say "good bye" to Marie. He would not believe it and I took out of my pocket the tel egram I had received from Paris to show him. At the same time I acci dentally took out her last letter to me as he saw it, a look of jealousy came over his face, but he said nothing, and presently rose and went out My meal at an end, I started for the home of my sweetheart, but just as I turned up a narrow street which I always used as a short cut in going to her, I felt a violent blow upon the head and re membered no more. When I came to myself the little money I had in my pocket, my watch and all my papers, including the tel egram and Marie's letter, had been stolen doubtless the thief, having noticed that my clothes were of the latest Parisian cut, imagined that I was worth robbing. I came to myself seated in the corner of a smoking-car in a train going in the direction of I knew not where. It was an hour or more before the train stopped. Then, feeling sick and giddy, I asked how it was 1 came there and where I was go ing. Ttie guard said that a tall, fair man had carried me in his arms into the station, had taken for me a ticket to Paris, towards which the train was now hastening, and put me under the care of the guard, saying that it was important that I should be in Paris in the morning, but that 1 had been hurt in some drunken brawl. 1 was too stupefied to say any thing. I arrived at Paris and bo took myself imme diately to the office of La France, re ceived my instructions and my baggage and half an hour later was on my way to Nisch. Two hours after that you met me and that is all. I have written to Marie since I have been in the field, but I can not tell whether my letters have got through the Servian lines. I could not, as you American correspondents do, send them to be posted by the edit or of my paper. Promise me that you will carry my message, my friend, and now let us go in and try to sleeps" Early next day they began to bom' bard us from Tirnova A war corre* spondent's fi.-st duty is to his paper, he is its property, and therefore he has no right to waste himself unneces sarily discretion is, therefore, the better part of valor, and speaking for myself, whenever the plan is feasible, I get into a tree and behind a good thick limb I had done this to-day and my horse stood underneath, his long cavalry bridle hitched over my foot as it swung from my perch. Maxime Durand had followed my ex ample and sat in the fork of a tree about twenty yards away, chanting some little French song or other as he made notes of the action that was go ing on before our eyes. Presently a shell soared over my head at a dis tanfce of about fifty yards and almost immediately afterwards three or four rifle bullets whistled through the branches of the tree in which I was sitting. It occurred to me that this was unseemly, and, stopping only to light a cigar, I let myself drop into my saddle and prepared to seek some more sheltered spot, shouting as I did so my intention to Maxime. He pre pared to follow my example, and as he saw me light my cigar he shouted "Give me one I have been trying to light a cigarette all the morning, but it Is so windy I can't do it I have wasted all my matches." I gave him a cigar and as I had spring-flint-wheel and steel and used a scrap ol tinder, I called him over to me and handed him the apparatus. As the flint-wheel revolved and pro duced a light shower of sparks, my horse roared and danced away about half a dozen yards, and there I stayed waiting until Maxime got a light As he did so, the white cloud which ac companies a shell appeared over our heads. I shouted to him: "Shell!' and ducked immediately behind my horse, but he did not The report came, and as my horse turned sharp and fled I saw poor Maxime struck fully in the chest by a fragment of the shell. His horse fell at the same time, and poor little Durand was dead, thought immediately of our con versa tion of the ^evioiw night went back to the spot, and toek from the poor mangled body the chain, the locket and the image for Marie- The ghastly horror of the task baffles description but for safety I put the chain round my own neck and wore it there during the rest of the war. The Servo-Bulgarian campaign of '85 and '86 terminated, as you know rather suddenly in the spring of the latter year, and as my mother, the only person interested in my movements had received continual news of me through the editor of our paper and had no sweetheart longing for a sight of me. before returning to America went to Paris and from there took the train to Douai to perform the commis sion of poor little Maxime Durand. arrived there on an exquisite spring morning and on my way passed the sign of "Larreze Restaurateur." Here, thought I, is where Maxime dined the night he came to say good-bye. I went in and while breakfasting engaged the old Breton in conversation. Could he direct me to the house of Nicholas Sterelle, I asked. Certainly, but Nicho las was dead his daughter, however, Mme. Dufoure, lived next door where Nicholas Sterelle had died, and no doubt I should like to see her, asked who she was. It seemed that she had been engaged to a jroumr Parisian journalist a war correspond' ent, who had deserted her brutally. He had run away and had not returned. They did not know what paper he served or they would have inquired about him at its office. Meanwhile, Marie Sterelle had married his rival. I rose and sought Marie and found, Maxime had told me, a little narrow street towards the top of which the name of "Sterelle" was in scribed over a shop whose shutters were closed. Next door to it a mil liner's store inscribed "Dufoure" was brilliant with Paris novelties of two seasons ago. I went in to buy some cravates, and, whilst I was being served by a brisk and certainly most attract ive little Frenchwoman. I said: Have I the pleasure of addressing Mme. Dufoure, net Sterelle?" She answered in the affirmative. "Your name, Madame," said I, "has been mentioned to me by M'sieu Durand, whom I met recently in the East" She grew very white and a hard look settled over her features as she answered: Ah, you knew Maxime Durand, who went out to the war. He has stayed there, I understand." Yes," I replied, "be has stayed there." 1 found some difficulty in inducing her to permit me to talk about Max ime at all. When I said that he had once spoke to me of her it seemed only to anger her the more. Finally I said, with American bluntness: "You did not return Maxime's regard, his affection—" I do not know," she interrupted, "whether he is a friend of yours, but for four years, M'sieu, I was devoted to that man he was to have married me when his position on his paper, of which I do not know even the name (for he never told me about himself), would justify him in doing so, but when his position became a good one and would have enabled him to marry me, he flung me aside like ma old glove." And though the little woman's bos om heaved with rage, the tremor ol her lip told mo that she was not so callous about it as she would have me believe. 1 asked her if I might be so indiscreet as to ask her the history of this event, as I had met M'sieu Du rand and did not wish to have a false opinion of him. She told me that when Maxime had been ordered to the front he had come over from Arjen ton, where he was then staying, and, instead of coming to see her, had en gaged himself in a drunken brawl in the cabaret of Pere Larreze, that Pierre Dufoure had been present and had seen him exhibit and read aloud her last love-letters to him. There was no doubt about this, for M. Du foure, whom she had since married, had quoted to her long passages there from, which left no room for doubt He had never written to her or made any sign, and she had crushed him out of her heart and married M. Dufoure. True, M. Dufoure was rather old, and he himself, unfortunately, played part in the drunken brawl with which Maxime Durand had celebrated his farewell to Douai. This was his one fault, excepting, perhaps, a certain moroseness of temper. But she was his wife now, and it was not for a few days, a few weeks, a few months, a few years, but for all her life, and sc she had sufficient self-respect to make the best of it Yes, she admitted thai she had loved Durand, but he had treated her shamefully, and she would not let the thought of him spoil her life. At this moment a sour-looking, black haired man entered the shop and said in sharp, coarse tones: "Madame Du foure, 1 beg that you will attend to the business of the shop instead of stand ing chattering with strangers of whom you know nothing." So this was her husband! The poot little woman, cowed by his manner, returned to her comptoir and I looked at the husband, to whom 1 remarked that 1 had finished my purchases. 1 thought for a moment—this is her husband, and she is doing her best tc steer the frail bark of her happiness through the quicksands of a terrible future. Shall I leave her thus, strengthened in her attempt to do her duty by her belief in a dead man's per fidy, or shall I render her life one long dull regret by telling her the truth and turn her respect for her husband into hatred by a recital of what hat evidently been his hellish tr,eachery I thought for an instant, and then 1 came away. I took the next train to Paris, where I sought out his sister, his only aur viving relative, the wife of a jeweler in the Palais Royal. To her, untfet the seal of secrecy for these reasons which she as a sensible woman f.p predated, I confided the story and the jewels, and Euphrasie Dufoure nevei knew—she never knew, Tell me, did I do right or wrong? Philadelphia Press. BUSINESS RULE& Sens Sound Advice Furnished by St Louis Bank Teller. Do you know that some people car not be taught the simplest, yet most important, rule* for doing busines with a bank? The strictest rules anc laws the world over appertain to moue matters and land transfers, and ir these the slightest dot of black on th white paper is taken into accouut Some people, 1 say, can not understand this, though reminded of it day aftoi day. To help this class along anc keep them constantly reminded of th banking rules necessary to keep a eon rect account a book, small enough tc carry in one's pocket has been printed and is being liberally distributed. 1 will cite three of the rules most fre quently violated. The first relates tc the signature. If your name is Jame Penman, and you sign that in the signature-book, never sign a check otherwise. Every young man should adopt his signature for life and decide whether he will sign his first name it full or abbreviated. It is always best to write the first name in full, thee the middle or other initials and thee the name. If this rule is adopted nev er deviate from it The second rule very frequently violated is in the in dorsing of a check. Should your name be misspelled on a check see what th error is an indorse it exactly to letter. Then sign the correct signa ture under it The third violation it neglect to count money before going to the bank. It is much better not tc deposit that day if you must run tc the bank with a pocketful of loose money and then arrange it on the counter in a reckless manner. How often do you read of men being robbed in a bank by a shrewd thief callin their attention away from the monej in front of them, while a confederate reaches over and takes the pile, strict adherence to simple rules will sts»e many dollars and a good deal ol St Louis Glob+JJemoorai A BUSY SESSION. A Rraumr of the Work of the Fiftieth ConjjrrM-Out of 10.657 lilll* and 412 Itnull tioiin Introduced, 1,*91 Herame Lawn-Some of the Tliat Failed. WASHIN T«.N, Munh J.— 1 i v e most noteworthy act of the K.ftieth Con (Tress, which closes at noon, lias been the passage of the act admitting four new States to the Union. The Congress has been in many respects a rcnuirkuble one, and In Its length 'tias exceeded that of any previous Congress. Although the measure which caused the prolongation of the tlr^t session beyond all precedent resulted in noth tog save m^'hty torrent of deb.ite, the Con gress has nevertheless achieved a considerable amount of work. More bills have been intro duced and more enacted into law* than during any other Congress, li the matter of vetoes the heretofore unsurpassed record of the Forty-ri nlli Congress has been beaten. Presi dent Cleveland sapproving more bills during the last two years of his Administration than during :h ttrst two. Ho has vetoed rectly 27$ mills, 157 more than ail hi* predecessors combined, from Washington down, while four teen measures have Deen subjected to what :s called the pocket-veto. Beginning on the first Monday in December, 18S7, the Fiftieth Congress continued |irac '.cally uninterruptedly in session unt 1 Oc tober -.Hi, 18S8, when it adjourned to meet for the second session in December and to continue until March 4, 1W, as required by law. Dur ing the two sessions there have been Intro duced -n the House li\59 bills, or more than in the prececding Congress, and St'.tJ joint resolutions, or 5 more than the Forty-ninth Cocgress. Committee reports have been made to the number of 4,1"4. In the Senate S,SHS8 bills and 144 joint resolutions have been introduced, against 3,357 bills and 118 resolutions during the preceding Congress, which broke all pre ious racords in this respect. There were s, written rerorts made, or over TOO in cxcess of the preceding Congress. Of all these bills and joint resolutions l.T'.il became laws, of which number 1,190 origi nated in the House and W1 in the Senate. The President also sent veto mes sages in the case of TO House and 47 Senate bills, or 14 more vetoes than were made during the previous Congress. The principal Ilou-e bill vetoed was that for the benefit of the DPS Moues river settlers. Some of the more Important House bills which hnve become laws are as follows: For conference of South and Central American nations in Washington in May next to divide the great Sioux reservation in Dakota: the Scott Chinese Kxclusion act creating u Department of Agriculture, the head of he department to be a Cabinet oftlecr to establish a Department of i.abor to create boards of arbitration or commissions for set tling controversies or differences between inter-State common carriers and their em ployes: for the erection, extension or repair of public buildings or marine hospitals at Kvans ille, Ind.: Indianapolis, Ind.: Wichita, Kan. Portsmouth, O. Duluth, Minn.: Bay City. ch. Jackson, Mich. Bills originating in the Senate became laws to the number of col, of which 40« were of a private character. Forty-seven Senate bills were vetoed, the most important being those for the erection of public buildings at Youngs town. O., and Sioux (My, la., and the Direct rax bill. Among the principal Senate bills which be come law# were the Omnibus Territorial Ad mission bill to tlx the passoort fee at #1 to Incorporte the Nicaragua Canal Company to provide aid to State homes for the support 3t disabled soldiers to perfect the quaran tine service to prohibit the couung of Chinese laborers into the United States: for the appraiser's warehouse at Chicago to allow »ny honorably discharged soldier or sailor who has abandoned or reltnqu shed bis home itead eutry to make another eutry to change the time of meeting of the Electoral Col lege to enable the President to protect the interests of the United States at Panama (a similar measure with reference to Samoa was Included in the Naval Appropriation bill) to protect the Alaska (ur-seal and salmon tlsh ries directing the Secretary of the Interior to nvestlgate the practicability Of constructing irater-storage reservoirs in ar regions appro priating ?!Mi,ooo to suppress infection in the Inter-State commerce of the United States in aid of sufferers from yellow fever, and the rectlon of new public Vu Ulings or the en largement or change of the ex sting build ngs st Milwaukee, Omaha, Sacramento. San Fran iseo. and Winona. Minn. Congress also passed bills to pension Mrs. Sheridan. Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Frank P. Blair, ind to retire General Itosecrans. There has been included in this statement of bills which have become laws those in the President's hands awaiting signature. Three hundred and thirty-three bills wh'ch passed the House failed in the Senate in con ference. By far the most notable of these Is the Mills Tar ff bill. Another very important (louse bill which failed is the Oklahoma bill, many of the provisions of which are, however, ncorporated in the Indian Appropriation bill. Other importuiit House measures which tailed are as follows: The General Land bill snd the General Forfeiture bill to prevent the product of conv ct 'abor from be ng used in »ny Government department or upon public works prohibiting the allowance of any fee n any claim for increase of i ension on ac count of on increase of the disability for which he pension was allowed: to relax the rigors if the Internal-Revenue law autborii ng the live civilized tribes to lease their lands subject to the approval of the Sec retary of the Interior authorizing the issue of ractional silver certillcate to forfeit the Hastings & Dakota Railway Company's grant n Minnesota to prevent the employment of slian labor upon public buildings or other pub lic works and in the various departments of the government to forfeit the Northern Pucitic land grant the Fisheries Retaliation bill. Six hundred and eighty-:our bills, after pass ng the Senate, faikd to reach the President, l'he most important are: Declaring the sense af the United States with respect to foreign :*ontrol of the Panama canal: the Hiair Educa tional bill the Dependent-Pension lull: the iwamp-land bills to forfeit the Ontonagon A Marquette land grant to regulate the im portation of foreign merchandise and to secure uniformity in the classification and valuation thereof to increase the pension tor total dis ability to make telegraph companies sub ject to legulation by the Inter-State Commerce Commission to retire Gen eral John C. Fremont to reduce the rate of postage on seeds and bulbs to improve snd encourage the cult vation and manufact ore of hemp and Max: for the rel ef of persons who paid W.r.O for lands subsequently reduced in price to II.,5 to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases from one State into an other to ratify the Southern Ute Indian agree ment. The following are other important measures which also came to naught: The Pacific Rail road Funding bill: for the adinssion of Utah, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming Terri tories to declare trusts unlawful: to promote commercial union with Canada, and to authorize the President to open negotiations with a view to the annexation of Ihe Dominion to grant women suffrage to repeal the Civ.l-Service law the mternal-rev enue laws and the tobacco tax to lay a graduated income tax for the bounty pn sugar for the free coinage of sil ler to repeal the Oleomargarine act fhe Compound Lard bill: the Hennepin L'arial bill to repeal the arrsars of pension limitation for the adjudicat on of French (.puliation claims, and various measures pro posing radical departures in our pension, tariff and financial systems. Two important treaties, which were reject ed, were the Canadian fisheries and the British extraditiou conventions. DAKOTA'S WHEAT SUPPLY. It Is Re|iorte! Tlwt TIHTP IS Not Enuogh to Seed uml It read tlie New States. ABERDEEN, IJ. T., March 4.—According to the report of the statistician there in not enough wheat in either of the Dakotas for need aud bread. There is now but bushels all told, which leaves a shortage of :»,000,(JU0 bunheln of the amount necessary to tide over the farmers until the next crop. While South Dakota lias from 50 to per cent, of the 1H88 crop on hand, the northern counties have but from o to 10 per cent, of the crop. The shortage in the southern counties Is due to drought, and in the northern counties it is attributable to early frost Many Bogus (silver Dollars Afloat at Cln clnuati—An Kneel lent Imitation. CINCINNATI, March 4.—The United States Assistant Treasurer here is surprised at the frequency with which counterfeit silver dollars are coining to him for exchange for silver certificates, and at the great number of theuL The counterfeits thus presented have been received as genuine by rner chants and bankers. The ring of the metal is the only test that will detect them and it requires a Government expert to do that. Failure of a National Hank. DES MOINES, la, March 4 The Merchants National l!ai k, this city, has closed Its doors. Its mer was rejected by the clear ing house Friday. JJepotsitors will lose tau.ooo. Earthquake In South America. GuAYAqun., Eijuador, March 4., via Galves ton.-A violent shock of earthquake waa experienced at Saturday night Iur ing the night and Sunday morning there were thirteen other shocks of less severity. Clocks were stopped. The telephone wires axe down. Panic prevails among the people A Young Ladjr Drowned. RorHESTEK, N. Y., March 4—A son and daughter of P. T. Adams, of Livonia, while crossing Conesus lake in a sleigh drove into a hole where the ice had been re moved. The young man jumped and wa« Baved, but the young lady and the hors« were dkownitf. A TRAGIC FATfc. Plfntt, the Forger of the I'amooi Parnell Letters, Blow* 111* ITralii* Oat at Mad rid— Arrost«nl ('rider an Assnmrd Name, lie Takes the first Opportunity to h.ud Ills Miserable KiUtenee. MAPKIO, March 'J.— An Englishman, regis tered at a hotel in this city as "ii maid i'on eonby." was placed under arrest Friday and committed suicido before the ]olice could enter his room. He is supposed to have been Itichard l'igott, the absconding Irish perjurer and iuformer. There is no doubt of the Identity of the prisoner. Ofiicial confirmation of the fact that the arrested man WHS Jliehard I'itrott has been received The seizure \va« elt.ict ed by the Spanish authorities at the request of the English Em bassy, which reeiveed a telegram of in r' strm tion from the shot, and the doctors .-V say that deatli must have been instanta neous. Suspicion was BicHARi) Pioorr. first attracted to his movements bv the interpreter of the hotel, who noticed that he appeared restless and liuea-y about receiving news from his friends after sending off the telegram. A email amount of silver was found in his pockets. The police have taken possession of the papers aud other articles found iqnm liiin. LONM«N, March 2.—There seems to be no doubt that the "Ronald ronsonby" who committed suicide in a hotel in Madrid Friday was I'igott. In assuming an alias ho evidently chow a name whose Initials would correspond with those on his lug gage No papers were found upon his person, but his description is identical with that of a man who called at the Hotel Deux Mondes in Paris and left suddenly. The Standard's Madrid dispatch says that when Pigott was arrested lie took the mat ter calmly ami asked permission to retire to an ant.'-rooni to obtain his cloak. A mo ment later the sound of the pistol-shot was heard, and on entering the room the olti cers found Pigxitt dead. He had shot him self ia the mouth, dving instant 1 v. PAUNCEFOTE GETS IT. Sir Julian Appointed llritlah Minister to Waniii'igt on to .Succeed Sm'kvillr West. LONIOX March 2. The statement that Sir Julian 1'uunccfote has been appointed Brit ish Minister to the United States is officially confirmed It is reported in ofiicial circles that Lord Salisbury has selected Sir Julian l'auncefote as Minister to Washington on account of his knowledge of the fishery question. ISir Julian is the third sou of the late Robert Piiunceforte, Ksq., of Preston Court. Glou cestershire. He was born at Munich, Septem ber 18, 18iS, and educated at Paris, Geneva and Marlborough College. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1(££, joined the Oxford circuit, and also practiced as a conveyancer. He was Attorney-General of mg Kong from May, lt«05, to was acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court there for a short time in W9 and was reappointed in 1872. Sir Julian prepared "The Hong Kong Code of CVv I Procedure" and other important ordinances relating to law reform and the con st tution of the courts of that colony. He re ceived the thanks of the legislative council of Hong Kong and in 1K74 was knighted by pat ent for irs public services in the colony. Ho was Chief-Justice of the Leeward islands in lsTU-74. assistant Under Secretary of State for the colonies from July, J8M, to 1«76, when he was appointed assistant Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In 1S&! he was appointed per.n.ineat Under Sec retary of State for Foreig i Affairs, succeeding the la:e Lord Tenterden. Sir Julian Pauuce fote is a lawyer, not a plomai.l RECIPROCITY^FAVORED. Tlie House Passes a Kesolution for Com mercial Union with Canada. WASHINGTON, March 2.—At the morning session of the House the joint resolution was passed to promote commercial union with Canada. [Tli s joint resolution was introduced by Mr. HIM, of Illinois, and was reported unanimous ly from the Committee on Foreign Affairs. It provides that whenever it shall be duly certilied to the President that the Government of Canada has declared a de s re to estub'.ish commercial union with the United States, having a uniform revenue sys tem. like internal taxes to be collected and like import duties to e imposed on articles brought into e ther country a. from other nations, with no duties upon trudc between the United States and Canada, he shall appoint tlires .niniissioncrs to meet those who may be like wise des gushed to represent the Government of Canada 10 prepare a plan for the as similation of the import duties and internal revenue taxes of the two countries and an equitable division of receipts in a com mercial union, and said commissioners shall report to the President, who shall lay the re port before Congress. 1 THE BANKRUPTCY CONVENTION. Its Members Indorse the Lowell Hill and Crge Upon Congress Its Passage. ST. LOI IH. March After the adoption of st series of resolutions by the National Bankruptcy I .aw convention Friday that body adjourned -uf ili\ The resolutions are in substance as follows: They recommend t'ic establishment of a uni form system of bankruptcy throughout the United States providing that such law when adopted should embody pro v sions for the ecouomic nud speedy ad ministration ot the assets ot bankiupt estates for fixed charges for all officers for the prompt and certain punishment of the bankrupt for all criminal acts or fraud for the speedy discharge ot honest debtors, and for the expeditious distribu tion of the assets of bankrupt Cestates by the payment of div dends. They also recom mend that Congress take the Lowell bill as last passed by the Senate as the basis of the desired legislation, and that commercial b^bes throughout the country take action ia order to br ng the matter before Congress at an early dale. FAILED FOR OVER A MILLION. Henry A. Gould, a If on ton Dealer in liub lier and I»y«*-NtulTs, Goes Down. BOSTON, March 2.—Henry A. Gould, deal er in rubber, gutta ]»ereha, dye-stuffs, cam phor, etc., under the stylo of llcury A. Gould A Co., 1» Pearl street, has made an assignment. Gould has done an extensive business and has houses in New York and Philadelphia and a purchasing house at l'ara, Brazil, which is the oldest American establishment in that city. The liabilities will probably exceed #1,000,000, of which a large amount is said to be se cured WATERY ^GRAVES. A Auilly of Nine Persons Law Their Lives In a Tennessee Swamp. CHATTANOOCJA, Tcnii., March 2.—Wednes day the family of Hen Hynes, nine in all, were drowned iu a swamp in lie catur County, near the Tennesse river, a colored man who was with them alone escaping. The family were moving in a wagon, and after dark became lost in the swamp. They came to a stream which the colored driver refused to cross. Mr. Hynes thereupon took the lines and forced the team to go ahead. In a moment they were in water ten feet deep, aud fa ther, mother and seven children were lost. Citizens have been searching for the bodies and have found three. MARY WASHINGTON'S GRAVE. The Land In Which It Is Located to Be Sold at Public Auction. FBEDEBK.KSBI'HO, Va, March 2.—Within the precincts ot this city is the grave of the mother of George Washington. The old fariu-house in which she died is also in this vicinity. It will shock the whole country to learn that the grave of Washing ton's mother is likely to be sold at auotion next week. Messrs. Colbert & Kirtley, real estate agents of this city, will offer for sale at Washington, on Tuesday, March 5, at public auction, twelve acres of land, on which is the tomb of Mary, the mother of Washington. Prohibition In Pennsylvania. PirrsmuROH, Pa, March 2.—A gentleman of this city, after trawling through forty counties in all parts of the Stato, writing up the prohibition movement,' has returned home. He says the indications are that the aineuthi.cnt will havd a majority of t'AOOC west of the Susquehanna that Philadelphia will go about the same tlie other way, and that the rest of the State will be closc. Ho thinks the amendment will be defeated by 10,000 or 15,000 majority. Mother aud Child BursH. ALBANY, N. Y., March 2.-At Tnstrn, X. Y. Thursday Mrs. Nicholas Donohue and lie 2 year-old baby were burned to death in her house. Her husband was abwmtat Uw tim« ot the lire. THE DAIRY. •To attain to success the dairyman nmst so care for and feed his cows that the butter, when made by best known rules, will have quality to recommend Itself.—Ohio Farmer. —Should the cow's teats become cracked or sore from any cause, always before milking soften them with boiled linseed oil, and apply this again after milking until well—Western Rural. There are one hundred millions of dollars invested in the farms, cows, factories, buildings and machinery, that it takes to produce $20,00,(h)) per annum in dairy products in this country. Water stock regularly, (live them enough of it, but not at a temperature which will cause them to open their mouths every now and then before taking the next swallow.—Orange Judd Farmer. Milk may be canned just as you would can fruit. Bring the milk to the boiling point and fill your jars to the brim with it then shut air tight. This will keep any length of time and be just as good when opened as when it was put up.—Dairy World. -Prof. Roberts, of Cornell Univer sity. speaking on milk production, says the dairy farm must be fertile if we are to produce milk of the best quality. Some people have an idea that rough, poor pasture lands are fitted to produce good milk, but this is a mistake. Good butter cows will make a pound of butter to every 14 or 18 pounds of milk. ''General purpose cows1' want from 22 to 31 pounds, and some cows would require f0 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter. Av erage dairies require somewhere about 2«" pounds of milk to make a pound of butter.—Mirror and Farmer. Among the points of a good dairy cow mentioned by l)r. Law, in a recent paper, were development of abdomen, pth and breadth of the body pos teriorly, evidences of largo blood ves sels, fineness of the bony structure, looseness, pliancy and elasticity of the skiu, abundance of sebaceous secre tions. The cheeso factory at Short Lots, N. Y.. makes the following statement for the year 1-H88: Number of pounds of milk received, 2,735,622 number of pounds of cheese made 273,aM average price per pound, 09.43 number of pounds milk for one pound cheese, 10.009 net value 100 pounds milk, 82.77. When an animal has the scours it indicates indigestion in some form. It is not desirable to attempt to give medicine unless you know the cause of the difficulty, and the safest remedy is to diet the animal. A warm mash of bran twice a day, with no other food, will sometimes effect a cure. If the animals are not thrifty, with the coats rough, the allowance of a pint of lin seed meal once a day will often improve them rapidly.—Dairy World. CO-OPERATIVE"DAIRIES. tlow They Are Successfully Carried On In Denmark. The following account of a peculiar method of co-operative farming prac ticed in Denmark is made up of reports of the English Foreign Office. The fol lowing are extracts from it: The population of Denmark is 2.000, 000 and the number of cows is 900,000— a proportion of cows to population un imaginable in England, amounting to nearly one to every other person. The owsare, however, divided among 150, 300 owners, which is an average of six cows to each. Denmark is distinguished by the pro duction of butter. In 1882 it produced 19,000,000 pounds, which by 188G had risen to 32,000.000. Last year (1887) the butter production had risen to 45, 000,000 pounds. This singular pros perity in the manufacture is attributed to the invention of cream separators and co-operation. In 1880 many of the dairies were or ganized on the co-operative principle. There are at present said to be about 200 dairies of this kind in Denmark, using on the average the milk of 5,000 to 6,000 cows a day. Consul Inglis, in his very practical report, gives the co-operative rules of the Ousted dairy as an example of the arrangements. First—A loan is established, for which all are security —one for all and all for each, in proportion to the num ber of cows each have signed for Such loans amount to 21,000 kroner (about twenty-six cents), to be paid back in twelve years. When the loan is paid each member owns a propor tionate share in the dairy. Second—Should a supplier of milk die his account is settled, or a successor can enter on the same terms as his predecessor. If a member wishes to withdraw be fore the expiration of five years he pays ten kroner per cow, and sacrifices any further share in the dairy. If he withdraws after five years his portion is paid him, less one-half. Each m#n\ber pays an entrance fee often kroner (10s. lOd.) per cow, whose milk he undertakes to supply. Third—The milk is collected at the cost of the dairy. The carts drive only along the highroads, and the milk must be brought from byroads to meet the carts. Fourth—The milk must be delivered in a pure, unadulterated state, without any disagreeable taste. The standard of payment is that twenty-eight j)ounds of milk shall make one pound Of sala ble butter. Fifth—The skimmed and churned milk is returned to the suppliers at a small charge. Sixth—Each supplier must keep his milk cool when not fetched immediately after milking. Two measures must not be mixed together before both are properly cooled. The milking must be done with dry hands.. The cow's udder must be carefully wiped, and the milk at once strained and not left standing in the cow-sheds. Milking pails must be kept quite clean. No mustiness must be found during milking time Seventh—Winter feeding must con sist of one to two pounds of linseed cake and at least three pounds of bran and oats to each cow daily. Should change of feeding be necessary the di rectors of the dairy have power to order it. No turnip or carrot stalks must be used, neither seeds from rye peas or vetches. Eighth—Four times rectors shall witness milking of the cows. not be delivered the after calving. must not be a year the di a feeding and Blesting must first four day Milk from sick cow delivered. In doubtful eases the veterinary surgeon must be called in. Ninth—In the event of inspection the veterinary surgeon must be con suited. Tenth—Milk that is sour or has bad taste, or which is received in cans not properly cleaned, the dairyman has power to reject. Eleventh—The general meeting gov ems. Etch shareholder has one vote without regard to the number of his cows. Women are allowed to vote wheu responsible shareholder*. ATTORNEYS. JOHN S. LIGHT* ATTORNEY AT LAW, Sperlal Attention Given to Collections. ^Office over Hank of Elma, Xlma, Iowa. PTRANK 8ATMS, Attorney and Counselor at L&w, CKESCO. IOWA. TBI practice In all the Courts of the Stat* Offloe over Zundelowits store, eait aide Bif •treat. 24 tf John. MoCook, OTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAV, CKEHCO, IOWA. 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