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?. CHILDLE68. Thi west Is as. pink as a baby's toei, Tho stars from their coverts peep Kissed by the white moth nods the rose The breezes are breathing, "Sleep." The: shadowy bat through the maples flits The street is still and dim 'And there in her window my neighbor sits, Singing her cradle hymn. jl know those words that she gently croons— Do you wonder, forsooth, that I (Should shape my mouth to the mother*! tunes, The flow of a lullaby? 1 know, I know! In my dreams full oft Have I entered a dear, sweet land 'And cuddled a body, dimpled, soft, And fondled a tiny hand. |6h, God, my dwelling Is bare and lone, Though riches Its walls Invest .Take all—and give for my very own I A watch o'er a wee one's rest, & Or show, I pray, to my aching eyes Why thou by thy will has wrought iThat my heart should brim with its lullabies, I My arms hold naught, hold naught! Woman's Home Companion. HE SAID "0'WAN!" "0 leaned upon tlie rail of the boat as she swung away from her pier and beaded clumsily jfor the distant, hazy shores of Staten .Island. His bare feet gripped the lotv jer rail, his blacking box was swung across his shoulder. The bo^ was studded with brass ualls In a rude pat tern, for according to his lights Its owner bad an artistic eye. It had been busy day for blm, and be Jingled bis profits with one band and reflected upon tho extravagance of allowing himself to spend 20 cents In a sail down tbe harbor and back. With the line superiority of a moneyed man, too, he surveyed his fellow craftsmen ^who piled their brushes on the boat. 'or once be was above them, a passen ker of equal rights with the trim col %go man, smoking a cigarette a few eet away, and he was conscious of a egret that he had not worn bis shoes, 10 that be might have had them black and tasted the delights of paying or service Instead of being paid. Be yond present enjoyment lurked the In evitable return to Hester street, and the beating that would follow his con fession. For he had dim rceoilcctlons of honesty, and would acknowledge his stolen holiday and receive full value for the squandered 20 cents from the low-browed, sullen father who presided over his destinies with a stick. Retri bution hung red-handed above him, but lie resolntely put away the thought of It. For the time being there were the breeze and the blue water and the sound of music from a passing excur sion steamer. He threw back his bead, drew In the salty air, and sent it forth •£aln in the form of a popular melody, shrilly whistled. Tbe college man turned to ills companion and laughing ly Indicated the boy. "Profuse strains of unpremeditated art," he said. This was beyond the boy, but he de tected a slur. He regarded the critics resentfully, pondering which of bis stock of expletives would best meet tbe emergency. Finally he compromised QPffJ^h, B'wnn," and turned his eyes i'riSe more to the harbor's shifting pan rama. Then for tbe first time be saw the -iglrl. She was bending over the rail of the upper deck, and—could It be—yes, sbe was watching him and listening to bis whistling a wonderful vision of blue eyes and long golden curls and pink and white muslin. Tbe boy shift ed bis position uneasily, and once more wished be bad worn Ills shoes. But never for a moment did he check his music. He changed the tune, to "Only One Girl," and employed In Its execu tion all the runs and trills of which he was master, directing covert glances upwards to see if she was still listening. Being out of breath for the moment, he paused at the end of an extraordi nary trill, and ejaculated: "Crackey, she's a fairy," quite audibly. This seemed to amuse the college man. He drew near and Inquired, "Who's a fairy?" with a suave civility. "Oh, g'wan," said the boy. The in terruption disconcerted him, and be Btepped back from the rail. "Ob, g'wan and lemme 'lone, will yer?" he relter [v ated And tben, all in a moment, there was flash of pink and a splash, the tramp of hurrying feet on the upper deck, and a woman's cry: "Marlon!" "Jove!" said the college man, "some one's overboard," and he stripped off bis coat But the boy was quicker. His box rapped smartly on the deck, and he was over tbe rail and swept from view In the backward swlii of the water. "Jove!" said tho college man again, "the bootblack's overboard, too!" Coming to the surface with a gasp, the boy thought of tbe words of his friend, the attendant at the public baths: "Keep your chin up and your mouth shut, and breathe deep." Before him, 20 yards away, was a terror stricken face framed In hair, pitifully wet. It sank again as soon as he forced his way towards it, and through the staging in his ears tbe voice of his friend rang again: "Drowndln' folks come up three times." "That was two," thought the boy. "Oh, Gawd!" And this was a prayer, though be knew It not.. A moment later and his hand grasped her arm. He swung him self upon bis back, holding ber hard against his breast "I'm drowning," cried tbe child. "We'll both be killed!" Even In the face of this very possi ble result the boy felt embarrassed at speaking to a lady, albeit so small and helpless a one. "Oh, g'wan," lie answered. "JustJIe easy. I'll save yer." Then his eye fell upon the ferryboat She was coming back! Rows of eager faces lined ber rails, and be beard a cheer and wondered vaguely what they were "hollering" about. The little girl was terribly heavy, and tbe weight of bis clothes was dragging blm down. Once or twice the water washed over his face, and he roused himself to fresh endeavor and thrust out frantically with his legs. Hours seemed to elapse before a louder shout directed bis at tention once more to tbe boat. He beard tbe swinging swish of a rope near bis ear, and, grasping It, knotted it securely about the child and him self. It was all over.' They were saved. But as the rope tightened something seemed to crack sharply In bis head, the boat swelled to giant size and floated away Into the air, and ho was sinking—sinking. He came to himself slowly, wonder ing If he was dead. Tbere was a bum |f voices all about him, and a band Thegood 1 FANCY DRILL BY UNCLE SAM'S SOLDIERS. RECOXXOITERIXG THE ENEMY'S POSITIOX FROM A 12-FOOT WALL. United States army contains some of the best riders in the wc*ld, and these men have been drilled In fancy evolutions until their performances are as as those of the average circus rider. Uncle Sam has also a very excellent corps of infantry who can put up a fancy drHl of a very interesting kind. These fancy drills are not a necessary feature of army life, but they give a certain variety to service in the ranks and afford the soldiers not only amuse* ment but certain privileges. The best force of tri«k riders in the United States were stationed at Fort Myer until the trouble In China broke out. Then tho Seventh cavalry was ordered to the Philippines and another troop of rough riders took its place. And in addition to these troopers there are cavalry at West Point which give a fancy drill. These men ride as easily facing tho tail of horse as its head. They ride bareback as well as with the saddle. They ride standing on a barebacked horse, and Jump hurdles under this condition. They ride in pyramids standing on each others* shoulders, and go through all sorts of fancy movements. Governors' Islaud are the Infantry troops who have nn equally interesting drill. The principal features of this drill are the tent raising and fence scaling A high, plain fence has been constructed on tied rill ground, and up tlie smooth side of this the troopers must climb. They do this by mounting on each others' shoulders. They are regularly drilled lu this movement and one Jumps into place at the foot of th fence as they dash forward, while the man directly be hind him springs on his back. Tho men following climb this Improvised barri cade and, throwing a leg over the top ot tho fence, go over with a rush The only time ot the year when this drill is seen in public is when the mili tary tournament is held in New York. All tho fancy riders of the army take part In this. Troops are brought from Washington, West Point and Gov ernor's Island, and they go through their drill nightly In the presence of thou sands. bnd been thrust within his shirt nnd pressed close to his heart. He dccided not to open bis eyes until he could col lect bis thoughts. What a beating he would get for this! Once more he mur mured, "Oh Gawd!" and this time It was not a prayer. A man was speaking somewhere nenr blm! "I tell you, if that boy lives, he'll never go barefoot again. No, sir! He's mine from tills time on. He's saved my Marlon, nnd I'll make his fortune for It. Yes, sir!" And another voice was replying, "Oh, he'll live all right, bully little chap!" Curiosity overcoming fear, tho boy opened bis eyes. He wns lying upon tbe deck, and it .was tbe college man whoso band was at his heart. His companion, holding a flask, knelt nt the other side. There wns a circle of anx ious faces all about blm, and facing him stood nn elderly man, fumbling bis watch chain and repeating emphatical ly, "I'll make Ills fortune. Yes, sir!" Tbere were tears In his eyes and roll ing down his cheeks, nnd the boy im mediately conceived a contempt for htm. "Cryin* like a kid 'bout nuwtliln," he reflected. "Look at that!" exclaimed tbe col lege man. "He's all right. You're all right, old fellow. Brace up, now!" The elderly gentlcmnn relinquished his watch chain and knelt beside biin. "My boy," be cried, "you've saved my Marion's life, nnd I'll make your fortune for It. Yes, sir! Do you know what you are? You're a hero, that's what you are. Yes, sir!" A hero! Like those In tho newspa pers! The boy looked straight in the speaker's eyes. "Ah, g'wan," he said.—New York News. ENGLISH WOMAN'S TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN WOMEN'S CLOTHES. Lady "Algy" Gordon-Lennox Is known In King Edward's set as "the best-dressed woman in England," but turn LADY G0RP0N-LENNOX. she said, while on a visit to this coun try recently, that the American woman was the best-dressed woman In the world. She said: "I do not know how 1 received the title of -the best-dressed woman In En gland.' To my mind' tbe American women are tbe finest dressers in the world. We In London can tell them at a glance. They look well dressed, because they look comfortable. "Comfort is the guide in fhe selec tion of the well-dressed woman's ward robe. Tbe success of tbe American woman In the art of dressing is In tbe primary question which sbe always asks herself: 'Will this become me?' Sbe does not follow the fashion slavish ly, as does her French rival, who trails after the fashion year In and year out, with no thought of whether the gown Is becoming or not." "I am an advocate of the short skirt, and have several In my steamer trunk, wblch I will wear on long tramps out In Colorado. These tailor-made skirts have revolutionized the rules of dress all over the world. It would be bard to say what dresses the wardrobe of a well-dressed woman should Include. You know tbere Is the yachting woman, tbe bunting woman and many other classes of good dressers, who have styles of their own. Every woman must be ber own Judge. "I believe that Paris will always be the leading city for fashionable dress wearers. Fashions started there, and I believe that It will always keep Iii tbe lead. "English women are Just learning bow to dress. As they have learned from their American cousins, I will take a great Interest while In this coun- try In watching the American woman's style. "The Boer war has greatly affected the London woman tailor's trade. It would be considered wicked in London to-day for a woman to buy an elaborate wardrobe with all the suffering In evi dence all about her. The English wom an has forgotten dress for the time being and Is ministering to the poor who have been most severely afflicted." A CURIO IN MONEY. His Plea that He Didn't Know What the $100 Bill Was Saved Him. "Found a whatV exclaimed tbe re corder at yesterday's police matinee when an officer began to tell how the prisoner, George McPharr, a.Darktowu citizen, found a $100 greenback bill wblch belonged to Bill Curry. "Where Is that bill?" Tho bill with a big "C" In one corner and a 5100 mark lu the other was pass ed over to the recorder. "Can 1 have a squint at that?" tho court clerk asked. "Would like to see It myself," re marked the fat policeman. "1 am going to suspend court five minutes," announced Recorder Broyles, "to let everybody have a peep at the curio." Silently the $100 bill was passed around. "Don't let !t pass that newspaper re porter," called out the recorder. "It may give him a fit, but lie should not let theopportunlty of a lifetime go by." "Now, George," the recorder said to tho lluder, "tbe ofllecr says you found that fortune and knew It belonged to Bill Curry, and instead of giving it to the owner you tried to get It changed." "I licbbcr kuowed perzactly whut hit wus, Jcdgc Brllos," explained the prisoner. "I nebber seed soch ez dat in mer bawn lifo borfore." "It was Bill's bill and-probably came from Bilivllle," the recorder said. "Such nn act is liable to bill you for tbe chain gang. There's many a man who has been rolled Into the pen upon such a billow. But 1 am goiiig to let you go this time, because I believe yon didn't really know what the thing wns." "Jest gib Bill de ole t'lng, Jedge B'rllos," exclaimed George "ail' de nex" time I finds de lak ob dat Ise gwlne tcr let hit lay dar." "That's all right," said the recorder, according to the Atlanta Constitution. "The billow won't toss you up this time, for we all owe Bill our thanks for liavlug a look at the financial curi osity." A Marriage in Persia. Before dinner Is served tlie bride goes to the batli accompanied by fe male relatives and friends. At night, ns the procession of the bridegroom approaches, alms are distributed, and women and children look on from neighboring roofs. Loud cries from the women welcome the bridegroom on his arrival, while the bride, care fully veiled, mounts the horso await ing her at tho door. All the men who have been feasted and entertained Join in the procession, In which lanterns are borne. The bride's departure Is tho signal for tho discharge of fire works and a grent heating of the big drum.' The final ceremony is similar to one observed by the Arabs and tho Copts namely, the sacrifice of sheep. These are killed as the bride steps over tbe threshold of her new home. One wonders what the idea is under lying the sacrifices. Are they Intend ed as acts of propitiation Inherited from an earlier age, when people thus endeavored "to appease the anger of the gods," or of tho spirits of their ancestors? Or is it merely a way of sealing lu blood an Important act and covenant?—Woman's Home Compan ion. A Burst of Generosity. A man from Diinedin once visited (the town of) Wellington. An Irish friend Insisted upon tho visitor staying nt his house instead of at a hotel, and kept him there for a month, playing the boat in detail, even to treating him to tbe theaters and other amusements, paying all the cab fares, and the rest When the visitor was returning to Dunedln, the Irishman saw him dowD to tbe Bteamer, and they went into the saloon to have a parting drink. "What'il you have," asked the host, continuing his hospitality to the very last. "Now, look here," said the man from Dunedln, "I'll hae nae malr o' this. Here ye've been kceplu' me at yer boose for a month nn' payln' for a' the theaters an' cabs an' drinks—I tell ye I'll san' nae malr o' It! We'll Just hae a toss for tbls one!"—Scotsman. Every woman admits, in telling of some other woman's troubles with her husband, that the other woman does not use enough sugar. Many a man's popularity Is due to the fact that he doesn't think out loud. THE STATE OF IOWA: OCCURRENCES DURING PAST WEEK. The representatives of tlie baseball teams of the various Iowa nnd other colleges have been in conference in Iowa City to fix up tlie bnsebnll schedule for the coming season. Manager McCutclieti of the University of Iowa announces the following schedule for Iowa: April 17 to 24—Rock Island league team at Iowa City. April 25—Coo at Iowa City. April 20—(irinnell at Grlnnell. April 2tf—State Normal at Iowa City. May 1—Knox at Iowa City. May 3—Cornell at Mount'Vernon. May ft—Nebraska at Iowa City. May fr—State Normal at Cedar Fa'ls. May 10—Minnesota at Minneapolis. May 12—Luther at Decorah. May 13—Upper Iowa at Fayette. May 14—Open. -J. May 16—Knox at Galesburg. May 10—Illinois at Champaign.':^ May 17—Purdue at Lafayette. May 20—Grinnell at Iowa City. May 22—Upper Iowa at Iowa City. May 23—Slmpsoa at Des Moines or Iu dianola. May 24—Ames at Ames. May 27—Cornell at Iowa City. May 80—Minnesota at Cedar Rapids. May 31—Coe at Cedar Rapids. Hogs Rushed to Packiufg Center?. Tho drought of 1001 ami the short corn crop resulting Is likely to be far reach ing in its effect upon the hog supply in the middle West States and especially in Iowa. Experienced stock buyers say it Is doubtful If the hog feeding business resumes normal conditions for the next two years. The prevailing high price of corn has alarmed the feeders and but few of thom are making any effort to hold their hogs back to usual time for feeding. Thousands upon thousands of hogs that in ordinary years would be held several weeks longer on com feed are now being hurried to market to avoid expensive feeding, and at the present ratio the country will be denuded of porkers in a few weeks. Terribl* turned in Explosion. Ralps /rious was almost fatally injured while engaged in a blasting op eration In a Burlington stone quarry. He carried the can of powder to a place near where he was to blast and then prepared his charge. The fuse, a short one, was placcd in position and lighted, aud then the young man made Ms retreat. lie re membered, when Jie had rcached a snfo distance, that he had left the can very near the blast aud hastened buck to re move it. In some way the fuse, had con nected with the powder can and just as he picked it up the explosion occurred.. He was badly burned and it was at first feared his Injuries were fatal. His face, hands and arms were scorched black and his clothes were torn and burned. New Towu Established. The Rapid Transit Company has pur chased a tract of forty acres of, land of the Kyler estate, six miles from Denver, on their electric line, and will plat the ground at ouce and bring into existence a new town to be named Glasgow, in honor of ono of the oldest residents of Mt. Veroon township, and the origiua^ owner of the land. The new site is be~ lieved to be an Ideal one fot the buildlug oi a town. It is six'miles from Denver, eight from Waterloo, nltle from Cedar Falls, eight from Janesville, twelve from Dunkerton aud twelve from Dewar. The country Is of the best In the county, and the farmers arc all prosperous. Disappointed in Love. Charles Reiser, a young man living northeast of Alton, attempted suicide. lie had been sitting In the house talking with the family aud got up suddenly and went out doors. Soon after he wns found with a ragged hole In his throat, which he had cut with a dull pocket knife. He de clared he wanted to die and resisted the efforts of those who tried to enrry him into the house. .Dr. Smith, who attended to his wound, hijd to tio him hand and foot to prevent him tearing off the band ages. As ho grew calmer he acknowl edged that it was a foolish thing to do and explained that he was led to it by disappointment iu love. Farewell to Governor Shaw, More than 1,000 people crowded the op era house at Denison to attend the fare well reception to Gov. L. M. Shnw. Old time fnrmer friends, Democrats as well as Republicans, drove twenty miles to bid the Governor godspeed. Col. Sears McIIenry presided, and short speeches were made by Carl F. ICuehnie, J. K. Ro mans, P. E. C. Lally and F. \V. Meyers. The Governor received a tremendous ova tion when he arose to speak. He an nounced that ho had no iutention of giv iug up his Denison home. ScQuel to Disastrous Fire. The mystery surrounding the recent burning of the large general store of Fel gar Brothers of Trenton has been clear ed up. Tlie large safe which was in the storo at the time of the fire has been opcued, and it was discovered that over ?000 in cash, which wns iu the safe at the time of the fire, was missiug. There is no doubt that a cracksman opened the safe, abstracted the money and then setf lire to the building either out of revenge or to cover up the crime of robbery. All Over the State. In 1901 over ninety miles of railway were constructed in Iowa. "Kid" Noble, pugilist of some note, entered the saloon of Tom Morgan in Muscatine, and iu an altercation over a dog collar shot the proprietor twice. Mor gau died. Walter Downs of Monell, while iu a despondent mood, dived between the tank and cars of a passing Burligton train in the Rock Island yards at Davenport. He was horribly mangled aud died on the operating table soon after. He was C2 years of age. J. F. Harklns, the school teacher who absconded not long since, may be prose cuted by the authorities of Pennsylvania If caught. He secured the princlpalship of a school in Blackhawk County by pre senting as a recommendation a bogus cer tificate from the State superintendent of Pennsylvania. A disastrous fire visited Crystal Lake, causing a loss estimated at $15,000. The loss is only partly covered by insurance. Tlie following are the principal losers: W. Mulligan, druggist A. Medowell, druggist: II. Wriskop, harness J. Floz, vacant building. The cause of tho fire has not been ascertained. The tax ferrets have begun to dig up big chunks of property on which uo taxes have been paid for several years. One retired farmer of Cedar Falls has been asked to contribute taxes on $07,000 worth of money and mortgages which had escaped his own notice and was not re corded on the assessment Toll. He paid without a struggle. At Dakota City fire broke out in tho general store belonging to Harry Davis. The building, with the adjoining hard ware store and barn near by, was entire ly destroyed. The stock in each store was mostly saved. The loss is estimated at $5,000. George Montgomery, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Montgomery of Boone, when fixing the furnace for tho night used kerosene to start a lively blaze with wblch to ignite some heavy coal The draughts were open and when he applied th© match an explosion oc curred. The flames attacked his head and face, burning hira severely, He will recover. fe Council Bluffs grape .growers sold $35, 000 worth of fruit- the past year." In Des Moines Judge Duncan dismissed the case against Charles Thomas for the alleged murder of'Mabcl Scofield. THE Bis fiall Schedule for tne State—Chao. Reiser Disappointed In Love—Farm ers Are Belling: Their Swine—Will Make a New Town. The Chicago and Great Western train running iuto Lorimer, was wrecked, re sulting in three pefSftns being Injured. Richard Williams, colored, has been couvicted of murdering William Sharper at Burlington. The jury recommended a death sentence. Guy Kcithly, a piano agent from Des Moines, attempted to commit suicide .at the Davis house nt Ames. He shot-'him self through the abdomen. Fred Homer, a retail clothing mer chant nf "Osknloosa, filed a petition in' bankruptcy. His liabilities are placetf'at $50,000, and assets $32,000. Racing dates on the-Cedar Valley cir cuit are: New Hampton, June 3 to 5 Decorah, June 10~to 12 Wnverly,' June 17. to 10, nnd La Porte, June 24 to 20. Heaps Bios., who operate coal mines west of Boone,'had a disastrous fire. The entire top works were burned away,' entailing loss of several hundred dol lars. Fred Iloekett of^Creston, who Is em ployed in a bridge bnildin'g gang, was so severely injured, that his life is despaired of. He fell thirty feet from a bridge near Cromwell. W. A. Smith, proprietor of tho Mys tic creamery in Cedar Rapids and of a number throughout the Stnte, has been missing for several days, and all traces of his whereabouts are lost. The baby sou of M. O. Garrett of Fort Dodge was found dead in bed, having been suffocated during tho night. Wheii the mother wept, to take the baby frodi' the bed she found.the.child cold in death'. Plans have jttst been completed for the erection of a $50,000 hospital build ing at Cedar Rapids. The Church.of the Immnculnto Conception will under take the construction "tir the elegnnt new building. Gov. Shnw has paroled George Ilat- ters, convicted of tlie murder of oue. Reese in a fight in a Farmiiigton saloon. Hatters intended to kill a man named Freed,s but the shot went wild of the mark, killiug an innocent- bystander. A domestic in the homo of Dr. Guy Huntley at Mason City proved herself a heroine and saved the life of the doc tor's young son by her bravery. The. child, had been playing with matches and its clothes became ignited from a lighted^ match. She tore the blazing clothing from' his person *^d wrapped him in a heavy coat.. Her hands were severely burned, as was the child's face and hands. Mrs. Ilemerling of New Hartford, while picking her teeth with a pin, in some way lost her hold on it and it fell down into her wind" pipe.,. Her own and friends' frantic but'futile efforts to lo cate and di.slodge the pin only added to her agony. Dr. Jayne wns called in and with tho aid of his X*ray instrument lo cated the pin and was compelled to cut through the throat and make an incision over an inch in leugth in her windpipe to extract the pin. Tho suicide of H. G. Post of Wilton Junction, in Rock Island, resulting in his death, was as strange nn affair as one finds in the pages of fiction. Mr. Post went to the Rock Island House. There ho registered as from Dubuque, using a fictitious name. Then he went to a room, swallowed a heavy doso of morphine, turned on the gas and lay down to die. The odor of gas attracted attentiou to the room, which was broken into, nnd the man hauled out before life was extinct. "He died, however, before regaining con sciousness. A traveling man, whose name was not secured by the police, was held up and robbed of a diamond pin worth $300 at the east entrance of the Rock Island de pot in Des Moines. He was encumbered by tWo^ heavy grips, and a stranger step pod hTfrdnt of him, picked the pin from his tic aud attempted to run. The trav eling man dropped his grips, closed with the man and dragged hinr into the wait ing room.- The prisoner, however, by a sudden jerk, wreuched loose and dealing the owner of the pin a stunning blow, van through the side door. Two trains were standing on the tracks at the time. Tho fugitive, instead of trying to crosp on the platforms, threw himself under the trucks and made his escape. City Engineer Chase of Clinton, while making a survey a day or two ago, made a most surprising discovery. He learn ed that every person along a certain street, thickly populated, Is a "squatter," although they purchased their homes a number.of years ago and supposed they had clear titles. Tho city engineer says their lots extend twenty-six feet in tlie street aud.some of the houses are ten feet on the street. The mistake, he says, was made many years ago when the south portion of the city was platted, and on accouut of the wide streets, orig inally eighty feet, the error was not no ticed. There are no records to show that the original plat was ever altered and some extensive litlgatiou is prom ised. Hydrophobia is playing havoc among tlie cattle north of Iowa .Falls iu Frank-, lin County. Nine head- have died from this unusual disease aud grave apprehen sions are felt that further losses will follow. The rabies are thought to have started from the bites of a strange dog that visited the neighborhood about two months ago. The dog was. of the shep herd breed and was taken into tho field by Thomas Thorpe, a well-known farmer of that section, to drive up the cows. The dog nipped at the heels of the cattle, but this being a trait of the shepherd dog nothing was thought of it.. For several .days the dog acted queerly arid, refused to eat or drink nnd finally disappeared from the neighborhood. The supposition is that the dog had tbe rabies and inocu lated the cattle when he bit their heoUu The cattle that have died have shown every symptom of hydrophobia and is so pronounced by veterinarians. Dick Williams, colored,- was convicted of murder In the first degree.for killing William Sharper near Buxton "five weeks ago. The jury fixed his sentence at death. This is the first case in the Sixth District of any one being sentenced to death. The marriage of Daniel Gould Wing, a wealthy Boston banker, and Josephine Cable, daughter of G. W. Cable, a promi nent lumberman of Davenport, took place the other evening/ The, bride is a uieco of R. Cable, former president of the Chicago, Rock Island aud Pacific Rail way system. Samuel Hauke died on the" home farm, one mile southeast of Iowa City. He was boru in Germany eighty-one years ago and settled on the farm where he died. By .hard work and frugality he ob tained possession/of several- hundred acres.of choice laud and had "made: of them one, of the fiuest farms in Iowa. Thieves forced an entrance- into the warehouse of Wolf & Cohn at Waterloo and stole about $30 worth of furs and it is thought that a large quantity, of copper an'd valuable metal was also tak en. A window in tlie rear part of the junk dealers* warehoush'near the Great Western tracks was broken and through this they gained entrance. Walt Hellen, editor of the Williams Wasp, was taken to Des Moines and will submit to the amputation of his right leg, which was fractured. The leg i^ with ered, and shrunken aud four iuches short er than the left one. "Frank M-enough, the Grimes ffirmcr, who disappeared from his home uenr Des Moines in 1000,- was accidentally discovered at Cedar Rapids. He.,hap pened to be one of several witnesses who testified iu an embezzlement case.. He was recognized by. the police as tlie man represented in .circulars gent, out from Des Moines at the time, and taken into custody. It is believed his mind is nu balanced, "lis" Republicans Prevent Discussion. Since the adoption of the Rood rules the Republicans have allowed but leant time for the discussion of Impor tant questions. They often bring up a proposition, rush it through the com mittee „at break-neck speed, adopt »i rule allowing a few hours for debate and dispose of It before the people at large know what is going on. When the Reed rules were adopted they were defended on the ground that they were Intended to cut off filibustering, but they are now used to prevent the delib eration necessary to intelligent action. While the Democrats are powerless to secure sufficient time for debate so long as the Republicans are disposed to deny their request they ought to register a protest every time an at tempt is made to summarily dispose of important measures. Tlie Democrats have a right to demand a roll call and on roll call they can vote no, thus throwing upon the Republicans respon sibility for any unreasonable curtail ment of discussion. The time allowed for debate on the Philippine tariff was grossly inaite quate, and in view of the time wasted by adjournments and recesses, the lim itation was utterly inexcusable. Other bills will be pressed involving the wel fare of the whole country, and the Democrats ought to see to it that there Is ample time for debate or at least compel the Republicans to bear the odium that must ultimately fall upon those who prevent a thorough discus sion of public questions. If the Demo crats. agree to a rule which allows too limited a debate, they then share re sponsibility with the Republicans when they resist' the rule they compel the Republicans to bear the responsi bility alone. A resolute aud persistent opposition on the part of the Demo cratic minority will force the Republi cans to give more time to debate than will be allowed if the Democrats sur render their contention on the theory that a contest Is useless. No effort Is useless which calls pub lic attention to vicious measures no jlebate Is profitless which informs the public in regard to those measures.— Commoner, Lincoln, Neb. The Trusts Have Cinchcd Cuba* It Is stated that shortly after the Spanish-American war agents of the sugar and tobacco Interests were sent to Cuba to pave the way for the ab sorption of these two principal Indus tries of the island. The sugar beet men say this acquisition has steadily progressed and is now so advanced that the output can be controlled in case of a reduction in the tariff on these two products. N Tbe beet people Intimate that it Is part of the plftn of the trusts to per mit a falling off in the price of sugar when the American market is opened for Cuban sugar. This, they say, would cause many of the young beet sugar factories to collapse. As fast as they fail It would be the policy of the trust to buy them. When this buy ing up had advanced sufficiently to control the beet sugar output the price of sugar might be gradually raised. The beet people say that with con trol of tbe output of beet sugar the trust could fix the price of sugar at will, and a reduction of the tariff would in reality mean an addition to the profits of the trust. It Is poluted out that It would not be necessary to own all the sugar land of Cuba to control the product. The larger plantations would have to be acquired, the smaller plantations could be controlled through owuershlp of the sugar factories, which are practically the markets for those not rich enough to- own their own machinery. The trust Is said to be in position to take cluu ge of the warehouses nnd the com mission business at Havana and Mat nuzns, which would give practical con trol of the output of the island. The beet sugar men say that the plans of the tobacco trust to control that product are even more complete, the trust options on the larger planta tions belug reinforced by control of the Havana commission houses. This, it Is asserted, would enable the trust to llx the price of Havana tobacco aud have the reduction in tariff as a. trust profit.—New York World. The Truth Not in Them. The Kansas City Journal, like other Republican organs, finds it Impossible at any time to tell the truth about any thing political. This degeneracy is evi denced by the Journal's assertion that the convention of Democratic commit teemen in St. Louis last Mouday re fused to Indorse the Kansas City plat form. The resolutions adopted by the convention are credited with having been .written by W. J. Stone and Sam Cook, and it is true they wrote them. Both are among Mr. Bryan's closest friends, both are complete believers in nnd advocates of the Kansas City and Chicago platforms. The first paragraph of these resolutions indorse the plat form adopted at Kansas City. This paragraph reads as follows: "The members of this convention, representing the couuty organizations of the Democratic party of the State, and called together to promote uuited and aggressive party action, renewing their unshaken adherence to the great principles of Democracy as enunciated In mir latest national and State plat forms, send greeting to the Democracy of Missouri." The above paragraph has been pub lished In almost every paper in Mis souri. And yet' the Journal nnd the Republican papers generally have the gall to assert day after day that the convention "went back" on the Kansas City platform. These papers eanuot but know they are lying every time they say the Kansas City platform' was not Indorsed, and yet they do It cheerfully, foolishly nnd maliciously several times n. day. The people Bhouid tpake known to such papers that they will not tol erate such misinformation. A paper that Is untruthful Is no better than the man that is untruthful. An untruth ful paper—one that prints what it knows Is false, as In this Instance— should be shunned by all decent men the same as an individual liar would be. There is no excuse for such lies. There is no reason why they should be tolerated.—.Toplin, Mo., Globe. Imperial Policy of Republicans* In accordance with the Imperial pol icy of the Republican party Congress Is now. engaged In establishing a tariff pystein for. the trade between this country and our Philippine possessions. The claim of the Republicans is that the Philippines are United States' tejr- mi&mmm rltory. The constitution clearly pro hibits the levying of duties on trado between different parts of tbe country. Yet, In spite of this Congress Is levying such a tax on the trade of our so-call ed new possessions. Tlie Republican majority of the United States Supreme Court paved the way for this unconsti tutional tax on our Filipino subjects by deciding that the Philippines are in the United States for some purpose, but for tariff purposes they are to be re garded as foreign territory. When tho Judges of the Supreme Court are guilty of such contemptible jugglery for the purpose of aiding the Republican party to establish imperialism In this country what more can we expect of Congress than that its Republican majority will go to any limit to carry out its purpose to treat the people of these Islands of ours as serfs and subjects who have no rights that their Republican masters nnd rulers are bouud to respect. The House rushed through the bill to lay this oppressive tariff tax on the Philip pine trade and gave the Democratic minority no opportunity to discuss the measure or to offer amendments to it. Five Republicans voted against tho bill, Mct'iiU of Massachusetts, Little field of Maine and three Minnesota members. McCall and Littlefleld are two of the leading and ablest Republi cans in the House. Three Louisiana Democrats voted for the measure, do ing so In the Interest of the tariff on sugar.—Democrat, Urbana, Omo. Others Begin to See. The advocates of the Democratic na tional platforms of 1SOO and 1900 have been continually referred to by Repub licans as "Populists." They have been continually charged with "contribut ing to the disquiet of the people," with "seeking to make tlie people discon tented," and with "attacking property." But the time has arrived when others than Democrats give warning that the big monopolies are forcing the country toward government ownership. Refer ring to the great railroad trusts, the Chicago Tribune, one of the most stal wart Republican organs in the West, says editorially: "Au Issue of tremendous consequence is thus being brought to the whole country. It is a matter of conjecture If these railroad and financial manipu lators comprehend what this issue Is. Tho failure of full and effective gov ernment regulation which the roads have so far succeeded In breaking down means government ownership, nothing less than that. And toward just that conclusion tho combinations are forc ing the country. It will be a great mis take to suppose that.the present pa tience of the people with growing domi nation of monopoly is a test of what the public temper will always prove to be." No Democrat has said more, but when the line-up comes again in 1004 the trusts will be able to reach the Tribune or ostracize It.—Mercury, Manhattan, Kan. Belmont's Defeat. One of the most grotesque nnd pre posterous Democratic uomiuatlons ever made was that of Perry Belmont to fill the vacancy in the Seventh Con gressional District in New York city. Ever since 1800 there has been nothing too mean for Mr. Belmont to say of Mr. Bryan and of both tho Chicago and the Kansas City platforms. Belmont does not live In tho Seventh Congres sional District, but that district had 7,000 Democratic majority in 1898, and it seemed a good ono to run In. As it is not necessary for a Congressional candidate to be a resident of the dis trict in which lie Is noiniuated in order to be eligible for the office, Mr. Bel mout was not obliged to seek a nomina tion in Ills own district. The New York World says the vacancy in the Seventh District came about in a manner "too obvious to be a mystery." Mr. Bel mout's success in finally obtaining rec ognition as the regular Democratic can didate was also won by methods too obvious to be mysterious. The election last Tuesday proved, however, that the voters of the Seventh District preferred a Republican Representative to a Democrat of Mr. Belmont's strife. He was defeated by 394 majority. There are many things that money can do, but there are yet some things it can not do.—Democrat, Ithaca, N. Y.~ Democratic Harmony. Populists and Silver Republicans have now disappeared as distinct en tities. All their representatives in Cou gress have joiued the Democratic or the Republican parties except Senator Tel ler. There are now only two partisan divisions on the roster of Senate aud House. Democratic harmony, especially if it is coincident with Republican blunder ing on any great issue, could easily mako a sweeping change in the par tisan conditions between tills time nnd 1904. Pierce, Democrat, carried every Stnte in the Union iu 1852, except four, but au entirely new party, the Repub licans, carried the congressional elec tions of 1854, leaving the Democracy far in the rear. Grant, Republican, had a tidal-wave majority for President in 1S72, but the Democrats carried Con gress in 1874, by a long lead. In 18S2 and 1S90, two years, In each case, after Republican Presidential victories, tho Democrats carried Congress, in the 1880 case by the largest majority ever rolled up. What took place In the past can occur again uuder like provocation. Lightning transformations In American politics are not infrequent. If the Democrats carry the Congress elected In 1902 they will win tlie President chosen in 1904. The political possibil ities of the next two or three years are very Interesting.—Leslie's Weekly. Let us have none of that spirit which would exclude from the ranks those with the capacity to think and the courage to express their honest sentiment concern ing party policies of the passing hour, for if we do shall we not come In time to have a party composed of too large a proportion of those who have uo power or no desire, or neither the pow er nor desire to thluk, or who hold It cheaper to have somebody else to do tlieir thinking, or who suppress their thoughts, feelings and sentiments, or who dare not offer a word of advice, protest or remoustrance for fear some wild ass of the desert should rise up and charge thom with not being regu« lar or with being traitors to the party, —Los Angeles Herald. The picture writing of the Mexicans was a very complete system of record' ing events, t- WINONA. Statue of the Indian Maiden.. Who Figures in a Pathetic Legend. There will soou be erected In'Central Park, at Winona, Minn., a ipiendid fountain, tbe most prominent^ feature of which will be a bronze figure of a maiden representing the beautiful In dian girl after whom the city was named. The statue is the work of Miss Isabel Moore Kimball, an Iowa girl. It will stand on a' base of forty feet in diameter, making it one of the largest In the country. The name of- .Winona Is associated with one of the prettiest of Indian legends. Winona, or Weenonah, ns it is STATUE OP WIN'OXA. sometimes spelled, wns tlie most beau tlful girl of tlie Wabashns, a division of tlie Sioux tribe. She was desperately In love with a handsome young Sioux, renowned for his archery and his ac complishments ns huntsman, but ber parents wished her to wed wnrrlor of another tribe. Finding thut her pro tests were In vain, she ran away' from the parental tepee. The warrior who had been chosen by her parents to be her busband pursued her toward the father of waters, and the maiden, see lug that escape was impossible, climb ed to tho top of "Jfnlden Rock," and, leaping Into the great stream beneath, wns seen no more. Tbls rock Is a land mark on the western shore of Lake Pepin, which Is merely an enlargement of the Mississippi River, between St Paul and Winona. Iu Miss Kimball's statue the girl Is represented as standing upon the rock, ready for the fatal leap. With her right hand she shields her eyes from the sud, while taking a last sad look at the land she loves so well, while in the other bands she grasped tightly her bow and arrows. She is clad in a dress of deer skin and her feet are encased In moc caslns. For ornaments she wears a necklace of shells and wampum. Her wealth of hair is combed straight back, reaching to tho waist in a double braid. SAYS LIFE MAY BE PROLONGED BY EATING UNCOOKED FOOD. Dr. Elmer Lee declares that nearly all disease is the result of dyspepsia or indigestion, and that dyspesla is the result of errors in eating. He says that cancer, consumption, Brlght's disease and other malignant diseases are tbe result of Improper foods. He says: "Uncooked food is the best food where it is possible to have It For ten years I have been experimenting with uncooked foods nnd with dieting as a cure for disease. I can say from BR. LEE A'D DILL OF FAltB. experience that the most elective way of preventing disease nnd curing the sick Is by proper food and by the use of uncooked food. Disease Is usually the result of a disordered stomach, nnd nine out of every ten people you meet In the street have got dyspepsia. "My ordinary dinner is ns follows: "Two eggs beaten up with honey. "Two slices of whole wheat bread. "Four figs. ?v! "Five prunes. vl "Five dates. .f "Four Euglish walnuts, "Two glasses of water. "A man can have ample food on $1.75 a week, or 25 cents a day. The truck drivers doing the hardest work can live on that amount as well as the lawyer or broker or men doing mental work. On such a diet men would enjoy life, aud the death rate would be cut down 50 per cent." Owners or the Earth. Most people kuow in a general way that Great Britain is the biggest land owner on the globe, with Russia for a good second. Very few, however, could place offhand the next half-dozen run ners. The British empire covers 11, 371,391 square miles, the Russian em pire 8,000,394, the Chinese empire 4, 218,401, the French republic 3,821,410, the United States 3,G09,G30, Brazil 3, 209,878, Argentine republic 1,778,105, Turkish empire 1,570,700, German em pire 1.22S.900. These nine great pow ers own over three-fourths of the world. There are nine other nations which have each from half a million to a million square miles. These are: Congo Free State 000,000, Portugal 837,098, Netherlands 795,048, Mexico 07,005, Tersla 028,000, Venezuela 593, 940, Bolivia 507,300, Spain 501,473, Co lombia 513,928. The whole of the fore going nations comprise seven-eighths of tho globe. Tbere are some forty others, with areas ranging from nearly half a million (Peru) to eight square miles (Monaco). World's Largest Toy Factory. 4 "1' 'X '--iS .1 4 41 X. .p '//J rf' A* Si 1'! •'i\ 'K mm ^35^ •B y* tft x» "A 4 a *3 ntSjfiB"-- 1 It is said that Americans spend more money In providing amusement for their children thau any other nation. The largest toy factory lu the world Is iu New York. It makes 1,007 dis tinct varieties of toys. The buildlug Is live stories high, and has an annual output of over a hundred million play things. Last year nearly three nfl llou tin whistles were made, and the tin soldiers reached the enormous total of six millions. A man's idea of an ideal wife Is one who thinks she has an ideal husband. Never ehusc a lie. Let It alone aud it will chase itself to death.