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VOL.31
TIME TABLES.
|n Kfteot January g, 1899.
Ohioago A Northwestern.
GOING KABT.
a
TIME
Oniltad Limited
Colorado Special
*UHM Kxpresa
jtfantie Express
CartollPa*aenger...:
bun Oity St Paul Ex...
MODS City 40. B. PUS
St,PaalAKan,CitjEx.. ..
height
19
74
71
7f
SI
6:00 p.
7:37 a.
7:65 p.
12:30 p.
6:50 p.
6:55 a.
8:55 a.
6:40'p.
10:80 a.
GOING WEBT.
I TIME
7:05 a. M.
10:35 p. m.
2 B5 p. m,
8:55 a. m.
744 a. m.
8:07 p. m.
10:00 p. m.
8J85 p. m.
6rerland Limited
Oalnilo Special
Atlantic Kipran
QmollPa tngtr..
sCityiSt.P.Bx
OhyAO.B. Passenger.
nl«KaaiaaOity Kx...
A
no.
it
88
J:50 P. M,
Fremont, Ilk horn Mis-
wr ooirto KABT. TIME"
4
90
9ft
Slack Bills Biiprnn
Uaooln Basa*oger
Aaaonuaodatioa
5s& p.
10:20 a.
9.-40 a. m.
GOING WEBT. TIMB
Black Bills Express
Lincoln Paaaeager
fcoMModaUon
3:00 p. m.
7:87 a. m.
TiOS p. in.
Sioux City Pacific
no.
OOINO SOUTH. 1 TIME
Sioax Oity Passenger
St. Pant Limited
St. Paul PMsenser
height
.8
10
88
as
ss
7:42 p.
7:30 a.
9:56 p.
2:50 p.
MA. GOING NOKTH. TIMB
St oox C'ityPaanger
St Fanl Lmite.7.
•tPanl Passpngr
AeftonmodatUm
freight
9.-05 a.m
6:55 p.
7:46 a.
10:50 a.
8:05 a.
Berthweatarn traina Noa. 17 & 18 and 39434,
£'*•£*&!.*fM- 23424andS. 0,4 P. train
Hoa. 85 4 86 do not ran Sunday*.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
HOMESE&ERS'
EXCUR8ION8
IN
.v.• iv if A
—arch, April and May.
The Illinois Cen
tral will run the
SOUTHI
Homeaeekera' Excur
potato
Excursions to certain
in the south on the Yazoo &
Mississippi Valley railroads from all
stations on the Illinois Central west of
Mid including Alden, and from points
on the Ljfle and Cedar Rapids branch
«on
March 80th, April 3rd
and 17th, and May 1st and
•Sth(
UKl from all points east of and:
teOading
Williams
one day later
than this dates named.
The new "Southern Homeseekers'
Guide" deecrlbes in detail the agricul
tural advantages, the soil and pro
tests at points south of the Ohio
River oil the lines of the above men
tioned roads. For a copy address the
undersigned.
For Information concerning railroad
lands in the fertile Yazoo Valley of
Mississippi address E. F. Skene, Land
Commissioner I. C. R. R. at Chicago.
tlfPOfni Homeseekers* Ex
lflf
ClO A a cursion tickets will
also be sold from stations in Iowa east
of and including Cedar Falls, and from
K*mhea
lints oq the Lyle and Cedar Rapids
MarchQI St. April 4th
and,IS,andMay2d and 16th
to
points on the Illinois Central Bail
roaa
to which the one way rate is 97.00
or over
10 South Dakota, Minnesota,
and to Iowa to points west of Ackley
inclusive, except points west of Le
Mars.
Homeseekers* Excursions to Points on
Other Lines of Railroads.
The Illinois Central will also sell on
the first and third Tuesdays in March,
April and May, Homeseeker's Excur
sions Tickets to points on foreign.linea
of railroads in many of the western,
southwestern and southern states. For
rates, routes, etc., inquire of your
Dearest Illinois
Central Ticket Agent:
All Home Seekers' Excursions Tick
ets are sold at a rate of
SfmnFtrip'^icke^Smiled to*2i
days for return.
J. F. MERRY,
A. G. P. A. 111. Cent. R. R.
mI5 Dubuque, Iowa.
WEBSTER'S
INTERNATIONAL
'DICTIONARY.
IA Dktiocary of ENGLISH,
f, Geography, Fiction, etc.
«of the Unabridged.
j'Ths* Favorite in Iowa.
T^^ojraSogrraeCojfft says: It is
I a-SSnraCBSSSr^ITra an equal."
iSS™"TOnnecoKEe^nHEorlly^S
BaeanNy.m
ThalowaStole]
says: "It is
anT the scholar's
fawrlli&odM says: "Itlswith
[vSI^svw^Kmlly needs it."
stock *ai Vestern Fsrm
SI Ian: "It is a perfect and com
TCrt. Jto borne will be complete
it one, especially where there are
children, and our school trustees
id it Impossible to secure abetter
dleUooary for the schoolroom."
Tfcowandjt of similar testimonials are
"of the publishers.
If YOH AM Interested
Write for a free descrip
tive and illustrated
pamphlet to
G. & Mcfriam Co.,
Publishers,
Springfield. Mas*
QET THE PEST.
Wednesday, April 5
Eric Johnaou returned this morning
from Wahoo, Neb., where he has been
looking after business affairs for the
past few days.
M. D. Bulhner left yesterday for
Chadron, where he goes to engage in
railroad work.
Hank Wills, of Logan, is in the city
on business today.
Mr. and Mrs. James Bracken were in
the Valley last night the' guests of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C, Cole. They depart
ed this afternoon for Rawlins, Wyo.,
their future home.
The grocerymen of the state have a
meeting In Des Moines on April 12 and
13. They will talk only "the good of
the order."
Mrs. Leon Smith was in the Valley
today on her way to Council Hinffa
after a short visit in Des Molnet.
Rev. Hummert, of Earling, is in the
Chas Beebe, of Mondamin, is in town
JThe funeral of Mrs. W. D. Owen oc-
of Fred Luce and burial in the Logan
cemetery.
The condition of Robt. Travis was
J. Strain, of River Sioux, was in the
Sam Lewis, of Mondamin, was in
town trading today.
Ed. Reed transacted business in Lo
gan this afternoon.
R. Sennett is in Omaha on business
today.
Dr. C. W. McGavren made a trip to
California Junction this afternoon.
Mrs. Robert Craft left for Nerftffci
this afternoon to visit her father, L.
H. Breed.
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of thanking all
those who were so kind in assisting us
with their help and consolation during
the sickness and death of our beloved
wife and mother.
•Thos. Cody and Children.
Miss Luelta Rogers and mother are
visiting (fmSfSrfrlends today,
M. Davis, of this city, has opened a
saloon in Underwood.
Obituary.
Again death has come, and the home
of one of our moat distinguished citi
zens is in mourning for the loss of a
loving wife and mother from the home
she has brightened for the past forty
three years, in the person of Caroline
J. Bolter, wife of Hon. L. R. Bolter, of
Logan, Iowa.
For months she had been confined to
her room by sickness, and while all
hoped for her recovery, none were sur
prised when the final end came.
The deceased was united in marriage
with L. R, Bolter, March 31st, 1856,
and three children, two sons and one
daughter were the fruit of this union,
as follows: Charles Carroll A and
Florence M., wife of Dr. I. C. Wood,
all of Logan, Iowa.
Death came to the sufferer at 10:45
Tuesday evening, April 4th, 1899.
"God's finger touched her and she slept."
"Death borders upon oar birth, and our era
dla stands in the grave."
—all, both great and small must die,
and while we mourn a wife and moth
er, we acknowledge the goodness of
God in HIB mercy in relieving suffer
ing humanity, and know that while we
mourn, she is in the land of the blessed.
"There is no death. What seems so is transient
This life of mortal breath
Is but a subject of the life elyslan,
Whose portals we call death."
Funeral from the family residence,
Thursday, April 6th, at 3 o'clock P. M.,
and burial in Logan Cemetery.
Mrs. W. E. Wisler and Mrs. L. G,
BIy are in Mondamin today drilling
the Rebekah team of the lodge in that
place, in the unwritten work of the
lodge.
Mrs. Chas. Shinkei is with Omaha
friends today.
Fred. Burbank made a business trip
to Logan today.
Nicholas Hennessey, brother of T. J.
Hennessey, this morning commenced
serving his apprenticeship in the
boiler shop in this city.
Two batteries of artillery, the Fourth
and Fifth regulars are scheduled to
pass through this city tonight and
Thursday over the Northwestern, on
their way to San Francisco, where they
will embark for the Philippines. Both
batteries are from Weahawken, N. J,
where they have been in camp since
the conclusion of the Cuban campaign.
Accompanying the soldiers will be
their complete equipments, horses,
battery wagons, caissons, guns, forges,
etc. The first train will arrive here
about 7 o'clock this evening.
M. J. Fitzgibbon is transacting bus!
ness in Omaha.
U. S. Schwartz departed this mprq
ing for Charter Oak, where he goes to
look after insurance business.
Markets by Wire.
The following market report furnish
ed by Mo. Valley Board of Trade, Jr.
J. McUrath, Mgr., Hargens' block,
Telephone, 81.
MX
25*
CHICAGO, April 5,1899.
or INTO1EST TO SPSCOIiATOM.
Northwestern receipts today 300 can against
258 can foe same day last year.
Chicago receipts today—Wheat 91 ears corn
385 oars oats 856 can hogs 34000.
Ohloago reoelpU tomorrow (estimated) wheat
80 ears com 810 ears oats 180cars hogs
36000 bead.
The atatlothm of the board of trade estimates
that 20 pet cent of tbe wheat la still in the
farmers hands.
She OUo stale crop report makes winter
wheal 85 pee oent aempand with 80 per cent
lad April.
Opening Liverpool eable made wheat J^d
higher than yeaterdsy'a does.
Bradetreet's visible supply report issued today
ebows a deereace of 448,000 bo, of wheat east of
the Boekies. Blocks in Europe inorease 500,
000 ba. total increase 43000 bu. Corn de
crease. 1.101,000 ba. Oats decreases 91,000 bu.
Golumbns, Ohio, wires that wheat is damaged
25 per oent in the last ten days.
Chicago haa orders to buy over 100,000 calls
foe nest week.
Pringle was a large buyer of wheat today.
Cleeranoea of wheat and flour equal to 550,.
000 bu. wheat 730.000 bu. corn.
Crop damage reports were numerous today.
It is rumored that the Kansss state report will
be delayed until more reliable information in
regard to thn crop can bo secured.
Comstock, Bairett and Parker were big buy
ers of wheat on the break today.
Liverpool closing cable made wheat J^d
higher making advance for day.
Puts on May wheat sold 71% to 73 calls 74%
Pots op May corn 34% to calls 35% to '4.
Chicago Live Stock markt—Receipt* 34000
hogs, left over from yesterday 1,593, reoe pts a
year ago today 39,000. Opened firm Mixed and
botchers 3.65 @3.87. Cattle 14,000 strong.
Sheep, 13,000 strong.
4 Opening.. High
....
1
WHT
Hay
July
Low
72mx
72
S
S
O
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8*
70%
70%
OOM
Hay
July
Sept
OATS
Hay
Jnly
34%®*A
73
72^
it*
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84«
34J|
35&
35
85%@34
36*
m%
26%
35%@26
26}*
FORK
May
Jnly
9 13
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9 25
9 40
uto
Hay
Sept
907
9 20
5 27
5 40
25
9 37
6 32
5 45
RIM
Hay
Sept
5 [email protected]
5 40
4 75
4 87
5 32
5 45
4 80
4 95
4 72
4 85
4 80
4 92
WAIA 8TRBST MOVEMENT.
Sugar...
Gas ....j
Tobacoo
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0.4NW!
N. pfd!
N com:
pfd!
coral
Atcb pfd
Atch....j
Manbat.!
Mo. ..!
N.Y.O
4 N
1 66
1 37K
8 26
1 43%
1 27%
1
1 5T
78^
51%
80%
iVA
6*%
31%
1 25
51%
1 40}
65%
1 69%
1 28
3 29%
1 46%
1 29%
1 20
1 61
79%
52%
81%
1 63%
1 26
2 24
1 43%
1 37%
1 18%
1 58%
78%
51%
MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1899.
1 66%
2 34
1 45%
1 28%
1 18%
1 59
79
52%
80%
47%
63%
21K
1 34
51%
1 41%
65%
47%
61%
21%
63
21%
1 26%
52
1 42%
60%
1 23
51
1 40%
New York Stock Exchange, April 5.—The
general attitude of the large banking and
brokerage interests in Wall street continue to
be conservative. But be their position right or
wrong, it should be remembered that the
United State, never bad within its borders so
muoh money as at present nor has the credit of
tbe government ever ruled so high. Tho sterl
ing exchanges here yesterday were quiet snd no
more than steady. Money rates were a little
below the level which prevailed prior to the
opening of tbe month. In London there was a
decided reaction in dlseonnts and as English
government dividends are released today the
market is expected to maintain ite ease in the
absence of any new developementa'
Saturday, April 1.
Chicago, April 1, 1899.—Hogs 11,000, open
fully 5c. higher mixed and butohers 3.65 to 90
good .eavy 3.85 to 95 rough heavy 3.65 to 3.70
light 3 65 to 85.
Oattle 1100 steady, sheep steady.
South Omaha—Hogs 4,000 cattle 900.
OF INTEREST TO SPECULATORS.
Northwestern points got 984 cars
(two days receipts) against 299 cars for
same day last year.
Chicago receipts today: Wheat 112
cars corn 327 oats 371 Monday (esti
mated) 63 cars wheat 185 cars corn
217 cars oats 30000 bogs.
Puts on wheat sold 71
J, to Calls
sold 73}£ Puts on May corn 34% to
a 3 5
Corn broke on liquidation by longs
on talk of increase in receipts. Wheat
yielded somewhat with corn
There will be no session of the Chi
cago Board of Trade Tuesday, April
4th, Election day.
New York, April 1, 1899.—The weekly bank
ststement should be what is called aq unfavor
able one, that is, it should reflect the heavy loss
of cash by tlie banks to the subtreaaurer and
the probable resultant decrease in surplus re
serves and it may be a week or two before tbe
rates of money will rslaps into ease. For in
stance it reasonably assured that with St. Paul
earning double tbe preeent rate of dividend] on
its common stock it will not be Justice fur its
management to long refrain from raising tbe
rate of dividend to six per oent. When Bur
lington refunding plans are executed it will be
easy for tbe common stock to pay dividends of
7 or 8 per cent. Bock Island with ^009 milef
of uqeapitalised road mast some dsy make in
creased disbursements to stockholders. Tfe9
qnificatiqn of the Vanderbilta system with tbe
eteady aooraing benefits from bonded refusing
ought warrant six per cent dividends on N.
C. within a reasonable time.
BANK STATEMENT.
NEW YO»K, April 1, ISOTT.
Reserve, decreased $ 3,063,575
Loans, increased 469,800
Specie, decreased 8,118,200
Legale, decreased 777,800
Deposits, decreased 3,333,700
Circulation, increased 49,800
Monday, April 3.
Receipts at northwestern points: 861 cars
against 357 cars same day last year.
Chioago—Receipts today—Wheat 79 car*
I corn 375 cats oat* 357 hogs 32,000.
Puts on Hay wheat sold at 70%(&$£• calls
73%@%.
Puts on oorn sold at 84%@% calls
Nebraska Wheat reports from various
counties south of the Platte indicate that loss
is heaviest in history. Being more than half
PRMABV aaCXIPTS AND BHITMINTS.
Wheat receipts 890,000. Last year 375,000 bu.
Oorn shipments 130,000. Last year 436,000 bu.
OP 1NTBBBRT TO SPICDLATOBS.
Visible supply of grain in Unitted dtstes and
Canada today, as follows:
Wheat 39,985,000 corn 32,744,000 oats
11,139,000.
The above figures show following ohanges
for the week:
Wheat decreased 80,000 corn decreased 500,
000 oats 100,000 bu.
Receipts of hogs at western points today:
56,500 against 42,500 same day last year.
It is freezing in the whest belt and continued
bad crop reports are coming in from Kansas and
Nebraska.
New York Stock Exchange, April 3—The
strength of the stock market rests on tbe cx
iatanse of great auras of surplus capital seeking
profitable employment. Tbey have to strength
en their confidence evidence of business that
exceeds the records of more thsn a decade an
nnprecendented volume of industrials produc
tion and distribution a larger amount of
money in circulation in the U. H. than ever be
fore and a strength of the national treasury
which may be callcd virtually, beyond record a
position of this mntry in the trade realms of
the world never so powerful or aggressive in
our history, accident of course, is always pos
sible. but in its absence it seems impossible
that activity of capital can be checked in its
force until it carries prices above their legiti
mate relations to the prioe of money.
New York, April 3:—Hogs 30000, open firm
mixed and butcher 3.65 to 95 good heavy 3.80
to 93 rough heavy 3.6!) to 3.70 light 3.60 to
3.85.
Cattle and sheep steady.
The Hanson boy is not making the
progress the physicians hoped for, and
today his condition is considered very
serious.
Mrs. Laura Garner has moved from
Logan to Missouri Valley and will re
side on Seventh street.
Chas. Deur is in Omaha on business
this afternoon.
A Sims is confined to his room by
an attack of pleurisy.
Mrs. J. Creagon arrived home from
Dow Cit.y this afternoon.
Mrs. S O. Goodman and Miss Opal
Goodman returned last evening after a
few days visit with Sioux City friends.
Miss Edith Amen is in Council
Bluffs the guest of frit nds today.
Mrs. Wm. Campbell is in Omaha
today.
Wm. Roden transacted stock busi
ness in Blair this forenoon.
Frank Harris attended the Ilans
Albert concert in Omaha last night.
Mrs. M. Heinman and son, Gussie,
are Omaha visitors today.
Miss Ellen Ileilman is the guest of
Logan friends this afternoon.
Mn. C. F. Balch departed this morn
ing for Clinton where she goea for a
few days visit with friends.
Roden & Kirk wood shipped two car
loads of stock last night.
Mrs. Sennett is in Omaha for a
few days visit with friends.
G.J. O'Donnel, of Sheldon, was in
the Valley today the guest of Miss
Edna Davit^
John Cullavin, of Omaha, is visiting
friends in tbe Valley for shot time.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Miller and the
Misses Miller arrived home this morn
ing after a few days pleasure trip to
Chicago.
M. J. Fitzgibbon was in Monaamin
on business last nigh*.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burbank and sons
are in Omaha, on a pleasure trip.
Lyman Hiley departed this morning
for Plainview, Neb., called there by the
death of relatives.
Canadian Jubilee Singers at the M.
E. church on Friday evening, April 14.
J. D. Onstodtt, of Beebetown, was in
the Valley today enroute to Omaha
Zach West made a business trip to
Logan this afternoon.
R. P, McTwiggan was a Logan busi
ness visitor today.
Thirty Hours in the Sunless
World, or
A
Trip Through
Wyandotte Caverns
Hundreds of delighted audiences
pronounced this the finest bit of des
cription ever heard. It h»s been re
peated «two and three times to the
same audience, in tbe same house, in
one season it is thrilling, indeed.
Mr- and Mrs. W. M. Carlisle attend
ed thQ obsequies over the remains of
the late Mrs. W. D. Owen in Logan
this afternoon,
Twenty Years Ago Today,
Sam Shields is in Chicago on busi
ness.
Miss Alice and Miss Frank Boner
are visiting friends in Couniil Bluffs.
John Goss has put hitching posts in
front of his store on Erie street.
W. II. Campbell WHS slightly injured
while at work in the shops last week.
Lieutenant John L. Cox of the U.
A„ returned from Fort Brown,
Texas, last Monday.
At the regular meeting of the Mo.
Valley Sportsman club last Friday, tbe
following scores were made, ten birds
to each man: W. C. Ellis, 5 E. F.
James, 9 C. A. Walker, 7 J. D.
Brown, 7 J. J. Jourdiii, M. Mc
pherson, 8.
S. & P. engine No. 12, in charge of
Enitineer MoKain and fireman Alick
Finlayson, fell into the Missouri river
while backing onto the transfer boat
last. Tuesday.
Mayor McGavren has issued an elec
tion notice calling for an election in
this town Wednesday, April 17, 1879,
for the election of one trustee.
Bear* the
.Vgaatore
of
ITOXtXjA.
Tin Kind Yon Have Always Bought
Best Wishes For the Carnival
F. Schnurr, manager of The Globe
Clothing company of this city, this
morning received tho following:
Globe Clothing Co., Missouri Valley,
la—Gentlemen Agreeable to the
suggestions outlined in the circular is
sued by your Mayor and Chief of Fire
department, we have expressed you to
day paid, two pairs of corduroy trous
ers, that we have made expressly for
your coming Firemen's Carnival. We
are very glad, indeed, to have you
give us this opportunity to show our
appreciation not only to you, who
have extended so many favors to us,
but the Firemen of your city, as we
doubt, not that very many of them are
already wearing goods of our manu
facture. Trusting that tbe ooming
Carnival will have its full measure of
prosperity and success. We are,
Hamilton, Carhartt & Co.
Detroit, Mich.
Manufacturers of tbe Union Made
clothing for Workmen.
Any fool micro-organism that comes
hanging around the Union depot here,
hunting for a shsceptible subject, will
starve to death before it succeeds in
accomplishing its purpose.
1 order to protect the traveling pub
lic against all malignant diseases the
Chicago & Northwestern railway com
pauy has issued a bulletin ordering all
its employeeu, coming in contact with
the public, who havb not yet done so,
to immediately become inoculated
against such diseases. Accordingly
Dr. Coit today vaccinated the entire
force at the Union depot.
Letter list for the week ending April
3, '99: Burns, Bronson, A Hrown,
Wm Bramon, Brameon John
Cohrs, Clara: Clinlin, Paul Devany,
Thos Ellis, W Earnest, OS Ford,
John Greene, Chas (3) Hayes, Joe
Hughes, E Iiutzell, Ilallam,
Gen Johnson, W Johnson, Clara
Kirlin, John Kennedy, A Keeney,
Keeitey, Clarence Kaustimer, W
Logan, Claude Latke, Fred Lamen,
Mary Myers, A 1) Matheua, II
Martin, O'Meara, 1' Page, Harry
Russell, II Smith, W II Smith, S
Smith, E Shatto, Newton Swt»n
son, II Wells, II Wilding, Tom.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised and give
date of publication.
IX J. Adlum, P. M.
Water Commissioners Re
port
Missouri Valley, Iowa, April 3,1899—
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Council.—Gentlemen: I submit to you
my annual report covering the period
from April 1, 1898 to April 3, 1899.
This office was filled by Mr. Brown
during the month of April 1898, but I
have included it in this report to make
the year complete. It does not ma
terially effeot the report.
During the year, twenty-eight per
mits for taps and extensions were
granted. Thirteen new taps were
made, twelve being]for|private individ
uals and one for city use. Besides
the above, tet parties were allowed to
attach to the 1J4 inch pipe owned by
tbe city, without cost.
During the year 34,270,040 gallons of
water were pumped, being an average
of 2,856,587 gallons per montb or 93,
915 per day. Tbe amount of coal used
during the same period is 384 tons,
costing $614.40.
You understand, of course, that fire
is kept continually, consequently
the amount of coal required to ELE
VATE the water, would be somewhat
less than the above.
Taking
the
entire year
as
a basis, we
find that the expense of the coal to tbe
City is
less than 81.25 per day. Oue ton
of coal at this rate equals 89,2086 gal
lons Qf water. This
is
about 6000 gal­
lons more per ton than waslobtained in
the preceeding year.
The total amount of money collected
during the year, 83269.35, which is di
vided as follows:
Received for new taps $ 113 50
use tap machine 190
coal 19 2a
water rents 3134 70
The amount collected for water
rents exceeds by over S500.00 the
amount collected for water consumed
during any preceding year. As ma
terlal purchased does not always pass
through my hands, it is of the running
expenses of the system, I estimate the
running exoenses during the p-ist year
at about. $2000 00.
The running expenses during the
next year will be necessarily larger as
the system needs to be bettered in
many ways.
In regard to recommendations for
the ensuing year, it will not be neces
sary to speak at length on the condi
tion of the reservoir, as most of you
are acquainted with the facts.
At the present time we only half
fill the reservoir, as the upper portion
is cracked beyond use. I believe a
new reservoir will have to be built as
the present one is giving away, both
as to side walls and bottom. The
brick, having become water soaked,
offer no foundation for the cement,
with the result that the cement is
cracked and torn off during the win
ter.
I also would recommend that the
reservoir be covered. This will do
away with moss which ultimately finds
its way into the water furnished the
consumers.
If a new reservoir is birlt, 1 believe
it would be proper to provide au elec
tric cut off for the same. This would
solve the problem of lighting fires in
buildings which are located at points
level with the reservoir.
The most necessary thing at present
is to get the system in first class run
ning shape. Several of the gates on
the mains need to be repacked and
several old style fire hydrants taken
out and Ludlows substituted. On Sev
enth street there is four blocks ot
main and no fire hydrant above Erie
street.
At least one should be placed on
that line On upper Fifth street the
hydrant should be moved north. I be
lieve it to be necessary that accurate
charts of service pipes be made, show
ing the location of said pipes, stop
ocks, hydrants, etc.
At tbe present time about one
fourth of the stops are covered up.
Many are not recorded at all. If the
city had accurate charts the stops
could be found at once, which would
do away with the expense of digginp
for them every time they were needed.
At the same time it wou'd protect the
property ownjr from damage by leak
age of water and proteot the city from
useless wastes of water. All stops
boxes should extend at least three
inches above the ground. The expense
of finding a buried stop when the
ground is frozen is several times what
the chart would cost. Resp'y.
SAM'I, HOLMES, Water Com.
The Evils of Flirtation.
"In flirtation there ib the same
dissipated element of excitement
BO beguiling in gambling—uncer
tainty in fact, we might add to
the dictionary definition a still
later one. 'To flirt, gambling in
hearts," writes Frances Evans,
"About Men," in the April Ladies'
Home Journal. "The flirt, like
the gambler, feeds upon the in
toxication of his passions. Inn
few years he becomes incapable
of steadfast, enduring love, that
feeling which in civilized man is
seperated from the love of the
barbarian by the element of ideal
ity, of spiritual sympathy a3 dis
tinct from merely the attraction of
brute nature. The open-minded,
open-souled, manly man is apt to
express himself in abrupt praite
of what he likes, bnt the flirt
knows better than to take the
edge off compliment by giving
it publicity. The flirt is invariably
confidential in his manner. A
flirt becomes unscrupulous in his
relations with women, no matter
how high a code of honor he may
abide by in other matters. His
conscience is calloused on one side
beyond remedy. There is no
germ which develops more rapidly
than the flirtatuious bacteria.
Given a young man or woman
whose pride iB wounded more
deeply than his or her love by a
member of the opposite sex, then,
if there be a slight tendency to be
gin with, it will be but over night
before the weed has grown to sur
prising proportions, choking out
conscience and kindness while it
supports and strengthens vanity,
whioh stands close by wonnded
affections iu the human heart."
NO. 41
OLD TRAPPERS DYING OUT.
There I* Jia Loagev Any Money [a
Tramplnar th« Eastern
Woods.
Trapping as a business haa about.
ended In tjic eastern states. A ie.w boys
•«d improTldeirfc men still set traps
along- the various woods streams of
Pennsylvania, New York and Maine,
but tho old'-time trapper is going. The
time was when men had lines ot traps
up streams, over ridges and through,
swamp
a for scores of miles, through
densest forest-, ai steel trap or dead fall,
largo enough to hold a mink or marten,
every quarter of a mile or so, and aV
double-spring trap at "likely" places-,
along the line, large enough to hold a
fox, wolf, fisher or other bait thief. A:
couple or three bear traps were com-*
monly on the line. Eveiy 10 or 18 miles
wae a little s'hantr, wit-h its pile of dry
hickory, frying pan, a bag of salt and
stretchers for the skins, all of which
had been- prepared in the fall before the
fur was prime.
The longest lines took a week or-10
days to cover. Progrcssi was slow.'
Snow had to be cleared awa.y from the
traps otter a storm, the vlctlma had to
be sldnined, the traps re-«et and' re
baited. Deer were ehot to supply the
baits All alone, the trapper, with an
ax or rifle and a light pack containing
food, followed his line by the blaze
marks he had cut on tlie trees. It wa®
a life of toil and hardship. Sometimes
the men were lost, and In the spring,
or years after, their bones would bo
found with the rusted a.x or rifle. The
remuneration, was not great, but large
enough to be einpting in the days when
a. prime mink brought$10'to$13 caeh.
The old trappers are mostly dead.
The new ones are guidesy ancl trapping
for $100 to $300 a winter is nob over1"
tempting to the men who get $3 to $5
per day guiding.
MARRIAGE OF "PERKINS."
Object I.es»on In thft Eteonomloe
of Matrimony In tbe City
ot Chtcairo.
They called him "Perk" for short,
because they Were too busy to get th«
Ins" to make the full name, fiayq
the Chicago Inter Ocean. Perk never
did much in tie way of supports
ing1 himself, but he let his married' sis
ter do thei providing. She hadi done
this for so many years that he began ten
think that it was her duty. Ini thei
summer time he played a cornet at the
"chutes" and. flirted with) the girls'.
Last summer he met a young girl all
the "chutes" and fell in love with iier.
When winter came his ocoupw on w#s
gone, and he was too lazy to gpt aiie
other. He spent his time .cfilling- on hisi
summer girl, who was obliged work
in a restaurant at seven dollurs. per
week to support, herself.
One Sunday recently Perk thought
that life would be unbearable without
his charmer, and, borrowing 20 cents
from his sis.ter, which was nil thei
money slio had, he came in from IJow
manville, found his inamorata, and, to
do the thing up in romantic style, they
eloped to Wisconsin. It toolotheglrlV
week's vuges to pay the railroad fare
across the state line. They might
have hadi tlie knot tied here at less ex
pense, but that would liave taken out
all the romance.. Nobody would hare
prevented their marryinig, es no one
cared. After Perk had been marriedy
he wrote to his sister, sayiug: "Will
be homo Monday night. I hope cvervw
thing will be all right,"
It was ail wrong. For when Perk and
his bride returned to Bowmanrille the
door was shtut and they were told that
there was no room for them there.
IN PARLOUS TIMES.
Slannloua of III* Olden Day« Hud
to B« Built with Maay
Se«£r«-t
The onward march of building prog
ress has unearthed many secrets con
nected with the old-time mansions of
this city, The latest to yield up its se
crets to the world is the old Hamilton
mansion, which has buffeted' the storms
of a century and a half in Woodlands
cemetery, says the Philadelphia Hecord.
In tearing down somo of the sida walls
the destroyers discovered several in
geniously concealed stairways. These
led from secret, panels on tiio ground
floor to rooms in the second and third
stories. Another secret stairway learls
to blind rooms, which also has a secret,
existence. Why these rooms woro
built, there is much doubt. It is pretty"
well settled that William Hamilton,
who^boughb the grounds and mansion
in 1747, had these secret passages nr
runged so that he could escape if it. be
came necessary. Hu was at one time
resting- under the charge-of high trea
son, and the times about, the beg innin*jf
of the revolution were anything But
quiet. Tlie Hamilton mansion is bv no
means the only house with these'odcl
retreats. The old Penn house in the
Zoological gardens is full of secret pas
sages and stairways. There are pas
sageways In that old house that no one
living- to-day can tell the one time util
ity of. If people passed through them
it must have been done by lying down
and crawling along, for it would aduilt
of progress in no other way.
Experiment with Sulphur.
A Portland (Me.) man who put sul
phur in his shoes to prevent grippo
found that he exhales sulphurous
fumes, and that the silver change in his
pocketi turned quite block. lie says
that tho silver watch of the mate of a
vessel which brought a cargo of sul
phur to Portland last week was thor
oughly blackened from the same cause.
Monat Cannon on Sleds.
The Canadian government, la order
to have* the movements of its artillery
made quick and effective, has mounted
many cannon on sleds so that they may
be swiftly dr^wa over the
wsowy wwtea

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