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BBONSON & CASE, Publishers. MANCHESTER, IOWA, Hell hath no fury like a Frenchman caught In a lie. A Now Jersey oat Is reported to have forty-one toes. Another monopoly, per chance. -j Lynching as a cure for crime seems to be about as effective as it la for throat troubles. A parson has been dismissed for kiss ing young ladles. The navy Is the place for the gentleman. Canada claims It has properly sur veyed that disputed boundary and wants to be monarch of all It surveys. Discussions as to a proper name for the automobile are still on, but no mat ter how It's called or who calls It It's going to come. While gold Is a bright article, so much of It as Is on that disputed Alaska boun dary line makes the prospect of settle ment less bright. .-The Gerat Salt Lake Is said to be slowly drying up, but hopeful candi dates need not fear that the great Salt lttvcr will ever run dry. Jay Gould's daughter Anna and her count have recently overlooked a large number of fine opportunities to make spectacles of themselves. Whatever the case may be with cy clones It's something that the Weather Department can't get wind of hurrl canes before the wind itself arrives. An English young woman Intends to start on a journey around the world on a bicycle. If she sticks to the bicycle all the way she'll get on swimmingly. Almost everything has a trust these days excepting the air, and the uncer tain way In which hurricanes and cy clones come up makes It so no trust can be put In it. 1 The worthless Individual who killed himself to spite his wife, because she wanted to have him arrested, didn't stop to consider that he might be con ferring a real benefit unawares. He certainly solved the problem of Incom patibility in a very thorough way. Maurice Grau has been decorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honor of France. Inasmuch as Mercier, Bil lot, Cavalgnac, Bolsdeffre, Bertlllon and the rest of them have been similar ly decorated it would seem that some thing better might have been done for Grau. The practicability of wireless teleg raphy seems to have been established by the latest tests In England. There is still some danger of misunderstand ing or overlooking a message, however, just as there Ib when a man's wife touches his foot significantly under neath the dinner table. There Isn't much of the "la glolre'1 pose in the careless American fighter, but he's chockful of that stanch loyalty to his flag and country, to his army corps, division regiment and company which rightfully stands to him for glory. The only phase of his work that arouses his seuse of honor Is that after math of battle when he, personally. Is expected to look pretty and "play hero." I After disposing of all his property .holdings in this country, Tod Sloan, the jockey, has taken his departure for dear .old London, and his future plans do not at present signify a return to Amer ica. In this going, with afalr promise ,to remain away, this country Is to be icongratulated, for England Is as wel come to him as to William Waldorf Astor. "They toll not, neither do they spin," Is often applied reproachfully to the members of royal families, but not al ways with Justice. The late Grand 'Duke George of Russia, younger broth er of the Czar and heir apparent to the throne, although always of frail health and much taxed with court ceremonies and social functions, was an' earnest iBtudent and a bard worker, and made an admirable translation from English Into Russian of Capt. Mahan's book, "The Influence of Sea-Power Upon His tory." How many young men in any walk of life have achieved such a task as that at so early an age? For he was only 28 when he died. Last year 5,200,000 pounds of alumi num, valued at ?1,710,000, were pro duced In the United States. The value per pound was therefore 33 cents. In 1888 19,000 pounds of that metal were produced, valued at nearly $3.33 a practically prohibitory cost. Improved processes of manufacture reduced rap Idly the market price of a metal that can be utilized In so many ways, and ns a consequence there was a great In crease in the output. The value per pound in 1880 was about $2.50, In 1800 SI, In 1891 CO cents, in 1804 57'/4 cents, In 1896 40 cents, and In 1807 57/2 cents. The cost of production Is being low ered, but not as rapidly as in earlier years. The slight reduction In 1898. as compared with 1897, was accompa nied, however, by an Increase of 30 per cent, in the output. An English girl of good family has become Infatuated with Prince Loben gula, the Matabele chief, who has been on exhibition in London, and, afte" vainly trying to marry hiui In England, she has gone to live with him In his kraal In South Africa. Vhe example threatens to become contagious, and London society Is scandalized by the attention which white women of good bleeding have been lavishing upon these black savages in the Earl Court e.\hlbitlonv The sad case of Desdemo Jiu and Othello does not seem to have Impressed these English women. But perhaps there are not men enough lu Kngland to go around. The blame for this state of affairs may be, laid at the door of the American girl, who has been poaching so long on the English girl's preserves. One might write quite a pathetic story showing how the haughty American heiress has forced Hie abandoned and desolate English maidens to go to the black savages of South Africa for their husbands. The tide of travel will set heavily In toward Europe next spring. Paris nnd the great French exposition will be the objective point. Thousands of Ameri cans will then visit Europe for the first time, while other thousands will simply score another annual trip. More and more Americans visit Europe each year. They are attracted by those nameless charms which age alone can bring and which is a fascination of the older civilization. But even before the trip to Europe should come the trip to America. We have in these United States a vast and diversified country which, politically, Is working out the highest conception of popular govern ment the world has yet attained. In a relative seme It Is new and it is crude. It presents few ruins, venerable or oth erwise, but it has within its confines Bome of the noblest scenery the sun shines upon. The man whose vision Is limited to Manhattan Island or the New England States sees the play of "Hamlet" with llumlet left out. Back of him for 3,000 miles, clear to the Pa cific Ocean, stretches a wealthy and populous country, the people of which have grappled with and conquered nov el problems, have made the American desert blossom like the rose and made productive the flinty heart of nature. Prof. B. E. Slosson, of the University of Wyoming, gives some good reasons in the Independent for the existence of coeducational colleges. He not only admits that the throwing together of young men and women at college en courages marriage, but he further as serts that it leads to wiser marriages than those promoted by the ballroom and the ordinary society methods. The statistics of Bryn Mawr, a college for women, show that only 32 of the 234 graduates up to 1894 have married, or only 14 per cent. Figures from the Uni versity of Kansas, a coeducational In stitution, show that of the 130 women graduates up to 1894 05 have married, or 50 per cent. Thirty-one of the sixty five married fellow students, Indicating that propinquity is a good match-mak er. Prof. Slosson sums up the case by saying: "If you want young people to marry let them be together if you don't want them to marry keep them apart." He is undoubtedly correct In saying that the enforced isolation of the sexes during the most impressionable age tends strongly toward permanent celi bacy. While one cannot quite approve of the catalogue of a Western college that asserted there were more happy marriages among Its students than In any other institution In the country, there is no denying that the healthful association of yonug men and women at college Is a normal and desirable way of educating the sexes to know and appreciate each other. As the main object In view Is education, the path to matrimony Is through platonlc friend ship Instead of through flirtation. If the marriages, even in a coeducational college, are fewer than in outside socie ty, they are at least founded on the real ities of mutual knowledge rather than on the Illusions of Ignorance, and sel dom lead to divorce. FOOL TRAIT OF CRABS. Make Prisoners of Them.elvea by Crawling Into I.ive Oysters. An oyster sbucker found In the shell of the bivalve what he called a baby crab. "That's the flrs.t one of that kind I ever found in a Long Island oyster," said the old shucker, "and I've been shucking along the sound for twenty years. But such crabs are frequently found In Virginia oyster shells and are' considered great delicacies when you' get enough of them. Last summer I was shucking while on a visit to VIr* glnla, and I found enough baby crabs In oyster shells to fill an ordinary slzft cofTee pot A young woman saw them and clapped her hands at the sight. She asked me what I would take for them, and I said $2 without thinking. "She took me up quicker than a mice, .and off she ran with them as'lf she bad drawn a prize. "Why do they go Into oyster shells?" "I don't know. I asked an old Vir ginia shucker that same question, and he said It \vas because they were lone some and went In for company. But I don't believe It. That would mean thai crabs think, and we know they don't Neither does a lobster. I think the biggest fool In water Is a lobster. 1 suppose you know how we catch lob sters In the sound? Take a box, bore holes In the side of it and sink it Put out your buoy so you'll know where to find the box. Leave the box stink all night and go out the next morning, haul it up, and you've got a box full of lobsters. And the funny thing about It Is that they go into the holes back ward. Even people will put their heads into holes where tliey are look ing, but it takes a lobster to back Into a hole, and they keep on doing if Fish are smart, l'ou have to play with them to bite. But lobsters, they back right into your arms. Biggest fools that live."—Philadelphia Inquirer. ETHER WAVES. A Remarkable Medium that Fills All Matter and All Space. The phenomena of wireless telegra phy are most marvelous from the pure ly scientific side. They show us that this remarkable medium, the ether, which encompasses us about on every side, penetrating the densest ns well as the rarest forms of matter and fill ing the whole of celestial space, is .In a state of endless disturbance, crossed and recrossed by waves In infinite va riety. In his address on the "Sir Gate ways of Knowledge" Lord Kelvin has called attention to "the vast gap be tween 400 vibrations pel- second, the sound of a rather high tenor voice, and 400,000,000,000 per second, the number of vibrations corresponding to dull red light, and therefore the lowest rate in the spectrum." But, now that Hertz has given us ether waves mil lions of miles long, how enormously has this range been widened? With in this range there Is room for twenty senses, In place of five, each equal in range to those we have at present and If each should reveal to us as much as does the eye, what an amazing wealth of knowledge would be ours! Indeed, Lodge has suggested an electrical the ory of vision based on coherent action. But why may not these Hertzian waves have been already utilized by our organism? We are told that the day that General Gordon was killed at Khartoum the people In the streets and bazaars of Cairo knew of It, though the distance iu a direct line is 1,000 miles and no telegraph connects these cities. And a British officer In Af ghanistan narrates that Information of the intended movement of troops dur ing the war at distances of fifty or 100 miles away was known to the natives at these points almost immediately, though no signaling of any sort could be detected. What worlds of possible sensation lie ail about us lu these ether waves and, when these are fully rec ognized, with what tremendous capa bilities will the human race be endow ed! lu the eloquent words of Tyndall, "The air about us may be full of heav en's hallelujahs, while we hear only the feeble whisper of our own pray ers."— Llpplncott's. A great many people nre like trot ting horses: they can't do anything without pare makers. After a man reaches 35 he should stop dreaming and go to work. How to Feed Euffar Beets. When sugar beets are fully grown, which will be as soon as the first frost occurs, harvest them In this way: Take a hoe, ground as sharp as a knife, and go through the rows chopping off the tops smoothly, and doing so, so that the tops will fall from two rows into one space between these rows. Go up and down so that the right hand can do the work, throwing the tops to the left Then, when the beets are topped, take a blunt hoe, or a prong hoe, and lift the roots out of the ground, throwing them Into the empty rows, so that when the work Is done there will be one row of roots and one of tops alternately through the field. Then gather the roots and put them, after one day's sun ning to dry them, In pits made in this A POT OF HOOTS (BND VIEW). way, dag eighteen inches deep, in dry soli, and three or four feet wide, and of any desired length for convenience. Cover them with straw laid up and down the shed water, and then cover this with'earth—a foot deep finally, as the winter's cold may make it neces sary to avoid freezing. But ventilation must be secured by putting wisps of straw every four or" five feet to let the heated air due to the fermentation of the beets escape, otherwise the roots will rot The leaves may be saved In the same way and will keep long enough to feed them before the roots are touched. Any kind of roots, potatoes or apples will keep in the best manner In this way, until the spring. There is no other root grown that is so good for cows kept for milk as the sugar beet And no other crop gives more actual food to the acre than this when it la well grown. rj'v Value of Hay as Feed. The hay crop of this country la more Important to farmers than wheat, as bay may be baled and sent to market or be used on the farm but one reason why hay should not be sold Is because it contains more of the mineral ele ments than does grain. More profit is made from hay than from any other staple crop, as it is the main reliance for winter feeding, and the manure from hay contains plant food that is more evenly balanced than that from any other source. To derive the -most benefit from hay, however, Is to feed It 111 connection with less valuable bulky food, using bran or linseed meal to make the ration better and more acceptable, and especially should this course be pursued when there has been a short hay crop. Calf Weaoers. The days of the old-fashioned wean ers—made of an old boot leg or a strap full of nails—are numbered. While these were comparatively satisfactory as far as weaning the calf was con cerned, the nails proved a cruelty to the cows and In many cases resulted In Injury. The "muzzle" weaner has lor some time been familiar to those inter ested, but the "safety" weaner is com paratively new. It consists of a piece of galvanized Iron swung from a wire frame, .which is so constructed as to fit into the nostrils of the animal. The ends are made so they will not wear the nose or make it sore. The device SAFETY WEAKER. MUZZLE WEANER. does not Interfere In the least with feeding, but It Is said to wean the most obstinate case, as it prevents sucking sldewise as well. Buylnir Mill Feed. At this time of year millers need all their spare room to hold grain, and will sell bran and wheat middlings much cheaper than they can afford to do later In the season. There is often a saving of two or three dollars per ton, eyen though the price of grain does not advance, if the mill feed need ed for winter and spring is purchased now. If farmers have spare room in their barns that can be kept always dry they can profitably use It for stor ing bran, though it Is very bulky in proportion to its cost, and for that rea son room for It can not be nfforded where storage Is expensive, t-'orchijm Feed ai Food. It is not generally known that a great part of the human race In partly civ ilized countries depends on the seeds of Kaffir coru and the various varieties of sorghum for their grain food. The seed Is easily beaten out, and when ground into meal and raised with yeast it makes, as good pancakes as buckwheat. Some like a mixture of this with Indian meal better than either alone. Where the seed is taken from sorghum grown for making sugar, both the seed and the sweetness of the stalk nre at their best Just before the grain hardens. Figs as f-caveiiirers. Every family can keep one or two pigs, using as food refuse from the table and the parings of potatoes und other vegetables cooked for food. This will, perhaps, need to be supplemented by a little grain, but the expense of this will be more than made up by the thriftier growth of the pigs. If one breeding sow is kept Its pigs will supply the family with meat for the year, at much leBS expense than buying it In the city markets. Fall Plowing. There may be disadvantages iu fall plowing, as it is believed by some that the plowing of the land in tile fall per mits of the loss of soluble plant food In winter by leaching, but wheu the land is plowed late lu the year and then cross-plowed early In the spring there is brought to the surface the larvae of in sects, which perish on exposure to cold at the surface. To prevent leaching of the soil after plowiug the work should be done early In the fall and the land seeded to rye. -V Cheap and Handy Wheat Blni1 Build a house as large as you may wish for your wheat, oats and rye. Seal up tight by tongulng and grooving the celling draw celling down tight and nail fast. Separate your bins from each other, then have a hole in.the floor with small slip door and fix with a common sack nearly reaching the lower, floor when you are ready to sack up just open the slide and let the wheat come down through the funnel of sack which has both ehds open. When the sack is full shut off the grain, using a lever for the purpose, it is easy and cheaply made or. you can have a wooden spout to use Instead of a sack, which would be best, and about as cheap 4V&-lncb wide planks make a spout and have shut-off plank to fit in spout. It Is a cheap and easy way to fill sacks.—H. A. Cooler. Grooming Farm Horses.' Farm horses in summer usually show the effects of neglected grooming more than the lack of grain feeding. It is true, If the horse has his run In the fields, as we think every horse should do some time every summer, he will partly groom himself by rolling either on wet grass or on plowed ground. Though this does not Improve the horse's looks, It cleanses the skin, and If the brush and curry comb are used after, the animal will clearly show his appreciation of the service that Is be ing done to him. Wintering Stock The farmer who simply "winters" his stock until spring loses valuable time, unless his object is to gain in weight of product. Many farmers are satisfied to have the stock come out In the spring In as good condition as the animals were In the fall, but something more Bhould be expected than for the stock to "keep" over winter. Every animal that doeB not make again causes a loss, as labor Is required, nnd the most prof itable plan Is to feed liberally and en deavor to gain as much as possible. Tnrnlps Among Potatoes. We have always found that turnips sown broadcast among potatoes suc ceeded better than among corn. The leaves of the potato die down earlier than those of corn, and the roots cease to draw from the soil the moisture that the turnip nfeeds. Of course, the pota toes must be dug by hand, but this helps the turnips by the stirring of the soil about them and by the destruction of the weeds that hinder their growth. Handling Apples and Potatoes. One must often handle barrels of ap ples or potatoes alone. Iu such a case a device like that shown In the cut will be of service. An old buggy wheel Is fastened between the ends of two han dles, which have a cross-piece and a "sling" of boards, as shown In the cut. The frame Is pulled up to the barrel, A BARBEL WHEELBARROW. which is tipped up to one side, and the "sling" slipped under it It can then be wieeled away wltli euch.—Orange Judd Farmer. Weeds Rich in Nitrogen. The common chlckweed and pigweed, that start up In gardens In.midsummer and make remarkable growth within a short time, are both weeds that rank very high In nitrogenous compounds. Not even second-growth clover will fur nish as much nutrition for their bulk. Hogs and cows are extremely fond of both and will eat them greedily. They are excellent not only for breeding sows, but for hogs that are being fed grain and need more succulency In their ration. How to X*oad Stock. To load hogs or sheep easily, quickly and without Injury, we use a chute 2 feet wide, 10 feet long, 8 feet high on sides fasten an old horse shoe under each corner at upper end so the heel calks will rest on rear end of hog rack. Have sliding gate to open at corner of yard. Place slats crosswise iu bottom of the chute to prevent slipping.—Leslie Ashcraft. Location of Orchards. Wherever forests have been cleared off, there should be some shelter pro vided, behind which the fruit trees may be protected from winds that blow off the fruit before it Is ripe. Such shel tered places have generally a moist soil, as they have received a larger propor tion of the leaves that, as autumn frosts loosen them, are blown every where. How to Hang a Grindstone. Where hand power is used, take Irons from an old fanning-mill, put stone where fan was, and rest as when on mill. Use shaft to suit occasion, nnd hold tool square across stone when grinding. Don't hollow It out like a pig trough. If a piece of soft brick is held on a few times It will make stone cut faster. I'slt Bwlll Barrel. Improvements In methods are some times due to adversity. A decade ago the swill barrel, with Its foul mixture, was considered a necessary adjunct ,on every farm, but the swill barrel is passing away, as farmers are being convinced that clean and wholesome food is as necessary for hogs as for other animals. i-"• Hints for Fruit Growers. 1 Watch a sod orchard. It will begin to fall before you know It. Good drainage, natural or artificial, Is essential to success. Trees are Impa tient ofr wet feet. Good tillage Increases the available food supply of the soil and also con serves its moisture. Potash Is the chief fertilizer to be ap plied to fruit trees, particularly after tbey come Into bearing. Only cultivated crops should be al lowed in orchards early In the season. Grain and hay should never be grown. Probably nine-tenths of the apple or chards are In sod, and many of them are meadows. Of course they are fail ing. Nitrogen can be obtained cheapest by moons of thorough tillage no promote nitrification) nnd nitrogenous green manures. The remedy for these apple failures is to cut down many of the orchards. For the remainder, the treatment is cultivation, fertilization, spraying—the trinity of orthodox apple-growing. Cultivation may be stopped late in the season, and a crop can then be sown upou the land. This crop may servo as a cover or protection to the soil, and as a green manure.—Prof. Bailey. AROUND A BIG STATE INTERESTING ITEMS OF LATE IOWA NEWS. Marble Rock Suffers by Fire—Town and Lalce Lerally Located—Killed by a Thrown Stone—Prisoner* Hold Up Tbelr Captor* and 1'acape Another disastrous -fire has occurred nt Marble liock. Niue business houses were destroyed, entailing a loss of about $20, 000. The following is A list of losses: Joe Wilotli, loss ou stock $8,000} insur ance $4,000, loss on buildings $3,500, in surance $2,000 A. Moore, loss on build ings and s.tock $4,000, insurance $700 Hob Ramsay, loss $1,500, insured for $600 or $800 Mrs. Palmer'B loss can hardly be estimated, but is fully covered by Insurance John Gates, loss on build ing $500, no insurance Walster building $4,000, insurance $1,500 Dick Thome, building $17800, insurance $800 Al Mc Cray, loss $800, no Insurance W. Judd, building $500, no insurance W.~Ij. Nel son, stock $8,500, insurance $2,000 Odd Fellows, plate glass $150, no insurance r. Walster, $150 on furniture J. W. Martin, plate glass $75, no insurance Messrs. Schmidt, plate glass $25, no in surance. Hold Up Their Captor*. A Rock Island Railroad train was the scene of a daring and amusing hold-up between Commerce and Valley Junction. Constables Shuler and John Cameron of Valley Junction were the parties held up. John Doe and Charles Roe did the work. The constables were in charge of the un known, taking them to Des Moines, for safe keeping. The hold-up men simply drew their guns on the constables, asked Shuler and Cameron to hand, over their tirearms, which the officers of the law obligingly did, when the prisoners re quested the conductor to kindly slow np a little, and they jumped off. Jump from Train and'Killed. Deputy Sheriff S. E. Smith of Water loo, returning from Independence on an Illinois Central passenger, attempted to jump off to save a long walk home. The train was traveling at a high rate of speed and the unfortunate man was thrown violently to the ground and prob ably instantly killed. His body was found a few njinutes later by trainmen who had donbted his ability to get off safely. An inquest was deemed unneces sary. Struck Dead by a 6tone. Patrick Winslow was arrested at Des Moines, charged with the murder of Ed ward Tilton, a farmer living in the out skirts of the city. Tilton was driving home from town, when he was struck by a stone thrown at him. It hit him square ly on the side of the head and when found a few moments later he was dead. Tilton and Winslow had quarreled and Winslow is accused of threatening to "do up" Tilton. Winslow is 23 years old. Tilton was 55 and leaves a family. Legal Statua of a Lake. The Attorney General gays that Man awa is In Iowa, and isn't a part of the Missouri river. A local court so held, dis missing the charges against men who were caught seining. Council Bluffs ask ed the Attorney General's opinion about appealing from such a decision. He says appeal. He calls attention to the fact that Congress passed a law granting the lake to the city of Council Bluffs. This is doubtful legislation, but it shows that the lake is in Iowa. Bold Deed of Highwaymen* Three masked highwaymen held up and robbed O. W. Buss the other morniiig about 10'o'clock while the latter was driv ing from Denver to Waterloo. The rob bers secured about $5 in money from the young man's pocketbook, but overlooked his watch and a quantity, of pennies which were in his coat pofcket. v! A Big Cattle Sale. Simpson Finnell, a farmer living near Hamburg, recently disposed of 1,000 head of cattle to Eastman, the great exporter of New York. The prise paid was 0 cents and averaged $06 per head. This is the biggest cattle deal ever made in the State of Iowa. The total receipts of the sale were $140,000. Held Up on a Train. As the fast mail was pulling out of Waterloo a man by the name of Russell xf Clarksville was held up and robbed of $800 In. money and notes amounting to *1 ,200. The thieves jumped the train and escaped. Brief State Happenings* Rural free mail delivery has been or 'dered started at Osceola. The $25,000 electric light plant at Oor alville has been completed. The postofflce at Stillwater has been discontinued,, mail to go to Orchard. The contract has been let for the new German Methodist Church at Denison. The W. C. T. U. of the Marshall dis trict held their thirtieth convention at 'Albion. The receipts of the Story County fair are said to exceed those of any previous year by $500. A. E. Bufkin of Toledo has been ap pointed engineer at the Sac and Fox schools at $000 a year. Five hundred gallons of liquor, for the sale of which no permit had been taken out, was seized by the anti-saloon league at Lenox. John Miner, farmer, living two miles east of Waterloo, committed suicide by setting a barn on tire in which he had locked himself. It was impossible to res cue him on account of the intense heat. While In a demented condition, John Cunningham committed suicide at Clin ton by cutting his throat with a largo butcher knife, making two frightful wounds from the effects of which he died about two hours later. Mayor MacVicar of Des Moines will veto the bridge levy in that* city, as he' considers It needless nnd a great burden. Cyrus Clingman, the oldest citizen of Des Moines County, died at his home at Danville, at the age of 00 years and two months. J. P. Holz of Dubuque had a piece of iron lodged in his index finger. Blood poisoning set in and his hand had to be amputated. The city of Dubuque now collects a tax of $20 each from all slot machines op erated there and about thirty-five paid up last month. B. V. Andrus of Buffalo Center, ac cused of burglary, has skipped, while bondsmen were.being found for his ap pearance. Stone cutters at Iowa City have or ganized and formed a lodge of the Jour neymen Stone Cutters' Association of North America. John, son of Nick Gross of Big Grove, fell off a wagon behind the horses which kicked him, and the wagon passed over him, injuring him seriously. Rev. Jacob Fath of the German Con gregational Church at Muscatimj-bas re signed. to take up the position of finan cial solicitor for the German Congrega tional Church of the United States. Frank Dovenspike, a lad of Richland, had a foot badly bruised while jumping on and off a moving train in the yards there. J. G. McDowell, a machinist of Des Moines, while working at Fort Dodge, fell off a high beam and was seriously in jured. The employes of the Garrison Canning Compnny struck for higher wages and caused the management a loss of several hundred dollars a day. The little sou of Mr. and Mrs. John son of Burlington was burned to death aud the mother went insaue with grief and was taken to the hospital at Mt. ^ictiant* Whooping cough is prevalent at Logan. Moulton is to have a telephone ex change. The new Catholic Church in Carroll township has been dedicated. A company may be formed at Maxwell to put In an electric light plant Mystic now owns a fire engine, and a compauy will soou be organized. The postoffice at Mikesville has been discontinued mail to Kanawha. A lodge of the Modern Brotherhood of America is being organized in Toledo. There was one case of diphtheria In Davenport in July, and one in August. The soldiers' relief commission at At lantic pays out $8,000 a yeaT to old sol ders. Two telephone oxchanges are being put. in at Ida Grove, and the town Is in a muddle. The depot at 5a«y is being torn down, preparatory to building a new and mod-, em one. The 15-year-old son of Matthew Sex auer of Ankeny was kicked on the head by a horse. Max Wallace, a Hebrew peddler, was killed in attempting to jump from a train at Dubuque. During the parade at the street fair at Waterloo several booths fell, but no one was hurt. The reunion of the soldiers and sailors of Hamilton County at Williams waB a great success. School has begun at the Home for Feeble-Minded Children at Glenwood, and 825 are enrolled. The Red Men of Iowa will hold their annual conclave at Des Moines the sec ond week in October. Henry Wise, a farmer living near Post ville, fell from hls barn, breaking his neck and dying instantly. George Woodworth, a married man liv ing in Savanna,-has eloped with a 17 year-old girl of that place. The grain elevator at Nichols, together with its contents, 8,000 bushels of com, was totally destroyed by fire. Burglars are getting in their work at Des Moines. At one place they secured about $43 and a valuable gold watch. The body of an unknown man was found floating in the river at Burlington and was buried without being identified. The new wagon bridge across the Wap sie, built jointly by Clinton and Scott counties, has been completed, and the farmers in that vicinity met and dedicat edit The grange or co-operative store at Grinnell, which has been established for twenty-five years, and has been prosper ous during all that time, is to go out of business. Jerry Potts, an employe at a a brakeman on the Rock Island, lost his foot some months ago while In the performance of his duty, and has now aued the company for $50, 000 damages. The Mutual Telephone Company of Des Moines has been sued for $10,000 dam ages, by reason of the death of John I. MacDonald, who was killed by coming in contact with a fallen live wire. The American Book Company threat ens to enjoin the Board of Education at Belle Plalne from using books of other publishers In the schools where they claim they have a contract for the books. A gift of £400" has been received from James Woodward of Dubuque by the Wesleyan chapel of Kirby-Stephen, Lon dou, England, out of gratitude for Sun day school teaching received there forty years ago. William H. Bailey, a lawyer of Des Moines, has sued the street railway com? pany for $25,000 damages for injuries sustained by a car running into him through the negligence of the company's employes. An epidemic of a very virulent type has appeared among the swine in the central portion of'Woodbury County and hogs are dying by hundreds. Two seasons ago that section was badly scourged with the same disease. Mrs. Anna N. Jacobsen of Des Moines has brought suit against the Great West ern Coal Company for $20,000 damages for the loss of her husband, whom she al leges was killed through the negligence of the company. Marshalltown has a torpedo mine which was taken from the harbor of Guanta namo, Cuba, during the war, by the cruis er Eagle. The vessel was in command .of Lieutenant Commander Fletcher, who halls from Marshalltown. The third fatality in as many weeks ta the railroad yards of Marshalltown has occurred. A stranger giving his name as Neal Murphy and his home as auywJtere, was struck by the fast mail on the North western and received injuries from whic he' died. George R. Smith committed suicide the Mason City driving park, choosing morphine as the lethal drug. He had been an industrious and successful busi ness man until the drink habit settled upon him. Of late he has been despou dent. He left several letters addressed to friends, In each case statiug that he was tired of life. 1 Three convicts escaped from Anamosa. prison. They were released from their cells and taken to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. It is the custom to lock them in the kitchen while preparing breakfast. This was done, but it appears that they bad' made previous arrangements for their escape. Au investigation shows the fact that they had sawed the hinges from the north door in the basement of the kitchen, 8nd all that was uecessary for them to do was to remove the door, scale the walls and hie themselves away to liberty. Nohe of the wall guards are on duty at that hour. Those escaping are Howard, Smith and Jones. The latter is a colored man. L. R. Brown of Epworth, the wealthi est resident of that township, and who had lived alone for over forty years, has just died from an apoplectic fit President William R. Harper of the University of Chicago has had a con ference with the trustees of Burlingtou Institute College. He told them if they would guarantee $2,000 a year for three years to the college the University of Chicago would take charge of It, put in three new professors and put it on a pay ing basis. The proposition was accepted. Dr. Harper was elected a trustee and a member of the-executive committee. It is practically certain that Des Moines and Eastern capitalists will erect a beet sugar factory next year. Mrs. Mary Hammer was murderously attacked by her husband, Joseph, In Des Moiries. The man is missing, and there are reasons to believe he has committed suicide. Jealousy was the cause. A thresher engine belonging to Hlssou Bros, blew up near Newton. Will Ben jamin was scalded and thrown into the wagon. The team ran away, upset the wagon, and he was badly burned and in jured. Another Benjamin boy was in jured to some exteut. The engine was thrown twenty-five feet. The straw and part of the separator were burned. Four dollars has been placed' as the legal value of a kiss in Fort Dodge, a taan being fined $10 for four kisses. M. A. Selby of Des Moines has com menced suit against the Rock Island for $5,000 damages, which lie alleges he has suffered by being struck by a train. Samuel Ifest, water supply man of the Iowa Central near Winfield, had just thrown a shovelful of coal uuder the boil er and stepped to the door, when the boiler exploded. He was thrown quite a distance and oue side of his body was severely scalded by escaping 'steam. The engine house was almost totally wrecked, the engine being thrown entirely outside th* building. HOME OF HARRISON. HISTORIC HOUSE AT VINCEN NES, IND. Where Harrison T.lved When He GOT* erned Indiana Territory—Used a. Fort In 1804-Eceue of the Famous Conference with Tecnmseh. William Henry Harrison's old home stead at Vlnceiiues, Ind., lias just been sold to E. 8. Shepard for $2,000. The building was erected by Gen. Harrison In 1804 at a cost of $20,000, nearly 400 acres of land being exchanged for the bricks alone. Here John Scott Harri son, father of former President Benja min Harrison, was born, and here Qen. William H. Harrison, afterward Presi dent, held his celebrated conference with the Indian chief, Tecumseh. The purchaser of the historic bome.has be gun to repair .the damage caused by years of neglect, and expects to restore It to Its original appearance and pre serve It as a memento of American history. The old home remained In the hands of the Harrison family until 1840, when It passed to WIUIam Pigeon, who handed It down with his estate to Flavlus Pigeon, who In turn was forced to sell It to E~ S. Sbepard. Since It passed out of the hands of the Harri son family It .has Berved a multitude of purposes, ranging from a hotel to a fold for sheep in the winter. Around this building, erected In 1804 and then claiming the distinction of being the most pretentious structure west of the present State of Ohio, cen ters most of the territorial history of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wis OLD DOME OF W. U. HAKRISON. consin, when all of that great area was Included In what was known as "In diana Territory," presided over by Gov. Harrison. For several years It was not only the official residence and building of the Territory, but the ammunition storehouse as well. It was In this house that the territorial representatives met Here were entertained Thomas Jeffer son, Commodore Ferry and other Illus trious lights of American history. In the northwest room John Scott Harri son, father of ex-President Benjamin Harrison, was born, and In a shutter In this room Is a hole made by a bul let fired at William Henry Harrison by a hostile Indian that night while he was pacing the floor with a new born babe. Des Moines brick yard, had his spine broken by a fall of brick. Strange to Bay, he Is still alive and there is some hope of his recovery. F. Sankex of Avoca, In 1801, when William Henry Harri son came to Vlncennes, he recognized the necessity of an official residence, which would also serve as a territorial "White House," an Indian fort, and an ammunition warehouse. The Indian troubles were becoming serious. It was the beginning of that crisis which Te cumseh brought about, and which closed with the battle of Tippecanoe. 'The bouse was erected to meet all of these requirements. Though It has stood for almost a century It Is probably the most sub stantial building In Vlncennes to-day. It Is by no means antedated In archi tecture. Every bit of tbe material en tering Into the construction was made or finished by hand. The rafters are of walnut and the finishing is In the finest black walnut that could be found In the forests of Indiana. The sashes, doors, shades, casings, wainscoting and finishing In this highly polished wood looks as bright to-day as when they were put In place. The work was done by the best workmen be could bring In from the East There are big old fashioned fireplaces In every room, and even In the cellar. The building was made as nearly fireproof as possi ble by packing clay between the ceil ings and the floors and between tbe walls. The building overlooked the Wabash river, and was In one corner of Ilarr* son's plantation of 1,000 acres, which he named "My Plantation Grouseland." Tbe yard was surrounded by high pal isades, making the Interior an Indian fort The house Itself was originally surrounded by a colonial veranda. Wil liam Henry Harrison was seated on this when Tecumseh arrived on that memorable mission, in 1800. Mr. Har rison bad taken precautionary steps to bead off trouble. The council cham ber faced the window. He secreted two full companies of territorial mi litia in the chamber. As Tecumseh and his warriors came up the path, they had little Idea tbey were in range of 200'muskets, with only a thin wood en shutter between them. Harrison had evidently studied his bearing. He was seated on the porch. In his shirt sleeves, leisurely smoking and reading. He did not see Tecumseh until he reached the porcli, and then he went down, shook bands, and Invited him to tbe hospitality of tbe house. Tecum seh maintained the dignified reserve of a representative of an offended peo ple, and declined the Invitation, in forming Harrison that he hud brought his retinue, his tents aud his provender, that he came not to usk favors or ac cept them, but he came to demand the rights of his people. He said he would pitch his tent "over under that elm tree." This he did, and under Its branches from August 10 to 20 a dra matic aud historic conference lasted. It was within hearing distance of the house, and Mrs. Harrison viewed most of tbe proceedings from the porch. It was during tltls conference that Tecumseh called Harrison a liar and pushed blm backward off tbe bunch. Harrison drew his Baberand demanded an explanation. Tecumseh then drew that striking- simile between bis act and tbat of the white man pushing his people off their lands. Here, too, Te cumseh thew himself to the ground and embracing it avowed that tbe sun was bis father, the earth his mother and he would rather repose In her bosom than to make concessions und betray his people. The Harrisons left for Fort Harrison, Terre Haute, In 1811. Gen. Harrison was then en route to meet Tecumseh In battle^ The climax of this move waB Tippecanoe, wblcli shattered the great Tecumseh conspiracy. The organiza tion oi' Illinois and Michigan reduced Indiana Territory to its present limits, and the Harrisons went to Corydon, then made tbe seat of government Our Idea of a clever woman Is one who can write a letter without begin ning it with an apology. A woman's pocket book is nearly al ways worth more than the money In It iwwwru The Fifty-first Iowa Is now on the bounding billow, steaming for bome. The record of this regiment's service in the Philippines Is without a blemish, sayli the Sioux City Journal. During the ear lier days of hostilities the boys were as signed to the most wearing and tedious kind of garrison duty. The work wns hard and not without danger, but was attended with none of the chances for distinction afforded by service on the fir ing line. The regiment did Its duty with out a murmur. Later came the eagerly hoped for opportunity to face the Mau sers of the rebels and take part In tho active operations at the front. The regi ment met every emergency without quail ing and rendered as effective service as any regiment In the army. The record of thirty-nine wounded tells the story of the near acquaintance of the Iowa boys with the flying bullets. The fact that not a single Iowa volunteer met his death on the battlefield or died from the effects of a wound is simply an exemplification of Iowa luck. The death rolls contain the names of nine members of the regiment who died from disease. In this respect, also, the Iowa soldiers have escaped much more lightly than most of the other regiments, and the fact furnishes a fine compliment to the vigorous constitutions and splendid health of the men from the Hawkeye State. According to recent re ports a large proportion of the regiment Is now unlit for service, but there is rea son to believe that this Is owing more to exhaustion from the long service on the firing line than to the prevalence of any serious disease. Of the members of the regiment 800 embarked for home while 75 remained for future service in the Luzon campaign. The remainder have already been discharged or Bent home on the hospital ships. For several weeks a committee has been soliciting signatures from members of the Legislature to a pledge, in which the signers agree to vote for an appro priation of $40,000 to pay the transpor tation of the Fifty-first Iowa volunteers from San Francisco to. the State. The committee announces that success is now assured. Not a single refusal has been met with, the Democrats, Republicans, hold-overs and candidates all signing the pledge freely. The appropriation will cover the expense of giving a reception to the soldiers. It costs the people of Iowa, indirectly, a good bit of money every year to get their oils Inspected. Last year the in spectors rejected one barrel in every 20S submitted to them for examlnatioiV-M it cost $39,305 to get it done. Fourteen Inspectors of oils divided among them selves $15,281.50 for performing this task In behalf of the safety of life and prop erty In Iowa and particularly for the protection of tbe hired girls of the State. They used, In addition to this $14,456.51 In paying expenses incident to the per formance of their task. The Iowa Teachers' Association will hold its next annual session in the new auditorium In Des Moines Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27-20, 1800. An unusually strong program is in pro cess of preparation. Among the speakers promised are Hon. Murnt Haistead ot Cincinnati, President James B. Angeli, late minister to Turkey Prof. Paul Sho rey of the University of Chicago, Judge H. F. Deemer. of tbe Iowa Supreme Court, Hon. Henry Sabin and others prominent in and out of the State. The State Board of Health has inau gurated a movement to secure legislation' establishing a national board of health. It purposes the introduction in the next CongresB of a biirto this end, and pro viding that the national board shall be under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department. A committee of the State board visited Congressman Henderson and Senator Allison at Dubuque and se cured their support In the movement. The members of tho board of control of State institutions recently took a trip to Stillwater, Minn., where they investi gated the binding twine factory which the State operates in the penitentiary. The board was disappointed in finding that It would require about $250,000 to establish the factory. The board, however, will probably recommend to the next Legisla ture the installation of such a plant at the Anamosa penitentiary. Auditor Merriam has appointed B. T. Gunderson of Decorah to the position of chief clerk of the Tevenue department to fill the vacancy left'by the promotion of Mr. Camp. Mr. Gunderson is at present deputy auditor of Winneshiek County. He Is only 23 years' of age. The annual report of the auditor of the Interior Department at Washington for the fiscal year shows that the amount dis bursed for pensions at Des Moines pen sion agency was -$8,333,500.13, and the expenses of the agency were $49,877.78. Brief State Happening.. The old rolling mill at Muscatine is being torn down. It is proposed at Des Moines to hold a river carnival this fall. It Is estimated that there are 8,518 skilled images earners In Clinton. Mrs. Bertha Bishop of Moorhead re ceived $8,000 damages from H. H. Yamb for slander. The Northwestern Is double tracking at Denison and will build two new bridges near there. Fred Hauser, who broke jail over a year ago at Hudson, Wis., has been ar rested at Marshalltown. Mrs. Wiley WhitehearBt of Youngs town has twice attempted suicide end It is believed she is insane. Judge Caswell of Marshalltown was run down by a street car and severely but not seriously injured. The 18-months-old child of John Standt, living near Marble Rock, fell into a water tank and was drowned. The temperance people of Des Moines are organizing to fight the establishment of a big brewery In that city. The State Auditor has authorized the establishment of banks at Kalona, Ring sted, Bldridge and Grundy Center. .The big race meet at Dubuque was a success financially. Tbe promoters are said to have netted a gain of $20,000. The banking deposits of the farming community in a single township in Buena Vista County aggregate $115,000. A civil service examination will be held at Oskaloosa Oct. 4 for the position of postofflce clerk and carriers there. The -wife of President Bcardshear of Ames was terribly burned about the face and neck by a gasoline store explosion. The farm residence of W. F. Selbold, near Daubury, caught fire from an over heated stove pipe and was entirely de stroyed no insurance. Morton Deebe of Iowa Fails has been sentenced to one year in the penitentiary for breaking and entering an Illinois Cen tral car last spring. Fire broke out in the Evans creamery at Whitten and together with contents was totally destroyed. Cause unknown thought to be incendiary. Mrs. Ruthroff of Dallas Center at tempted to commit suicide by taking chlo roform, but tbe dose was too small and by prompt aid she was saved. Sixteen churches is tho result of the year's work by the Iowa Christian organ ization. For the number of them In the State It is said no other denomination has done well.