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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
The street is still and dim
'And there in her window my neighbor
Singing her cradle hymn.
jl know those words that she gently
Do you wonder, forsooth, that I
(Should shape my mouth to the mother*!
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
I My arms hold naught, hold naught!
Woman's Home Companion.
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
more to the harbor's shifting pan
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
"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
"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
Lady "Algy" Gordon-Lennox Is
known In King Edward's set as "the
best-dressed woman in England," but
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
"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."
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
Silently the $100 bill was passed
"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
"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
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
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
"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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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,
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
World's Largest Toy Factory.
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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.

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