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THE WORTHtHGTOH ADVAH6E.
ROUKKT MCCUKE, Editor and Publisher.
WOBTHINGTON, Nobles Ou* MINN.
THEBK aro 208,749 railroad bridges in
the United States, spanning 8,213 miles.
TWENTY MILLION acres of the land of
the United States are held by foreign
ONE Colorado country has *00 artesian
wells. New ones do not deoreaso the
Sow of the old ones.
IT is said that excellent wool is being
made out of the fiber of the flr tree by
means of electricity.
FIVE HUNDKED obildren under ten
years of age were taken into custody
last year in London as drunk and inca
DURING the past seventy-three years
the American Bible Society -has dis
tributed over 52.786,000 copies of the
IT is calculated that nine-tenths of
the reading time of most men and that
of a large proportion of women is given
TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND men in
Now York City are supported by their
wives, and all these men, doubtless,
were counted in the census as heads of
CLARA GHEKNWALD, of Bernville,
Pa., probably is the youngest school
teacher in the country. She is but thir
teen years old, and has taught one tarn
ICELAND is beginning to swell the
hosts of immigration. Within the last
year twenty thousand of its inhabitants
have gone to other countries, leaving
the home population reduced by nearly
HERE'S the latest thing in trusts. It
is a monkey trust, organized at New
ark, N. J., by Italians, "to bring to
America for sale in the different cities
and museums monkeys from Africa and
IT is now more than two thousand
years since it was first proposed to cut
a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth,
but the work is at last under way, di
rected by a Polish engineer, and prom
ises to be completed in
Do YOU wish any of this in yours? An
Atlantic racer of ten thousand tons, go
ing at twenty knots an hour, would
strike an obstruction with the energy of
forty billion-foot pounds. The mule
and canal boat possess some homely
Tire opening of a bank in llardins
burg, Ky., brought to light a 8500 bill
that a farmer living near there had had
stored away in his houso for twenty
years. This amount put out at simple
interest for that length of time would
have brought the ownet S600.
WILLIAM A. SLATER, of Norwich,
Conn., son of the great cotton manu
facturer who gave $1,000,000 for educat
ing the Southern Freedmen, has fol
lowed his father's example and given
$150,000 to endow a public hospital in
his native city. He is worth $20,000,000.
NOT a few of the phrases in use at
this day originated with Lyly, and are
found in his "Eupheus," a popular book
published in 1580. Among them may
be mentioned "caught napping," "a
crooked stick or none "brown study,"
"catching birds by puttihg salt on their
THE goosebone and the muskrat are
at variance. The markings on the for
mer foreshadow a lonsr, cold winter, arid
the latter is building its nest high,
which indicates that the winter will bo
an open one with much rain. You pay
your money—to the coal-dealer—and
tako your choice. This is a free country.
EAICLY in the present generation of
business men there were but live mil
lionaires in this country. They were
John Jacob Astorand Stephen Whitney,
of New York Nicholas Longworth, of
Cincinnati Stephen Girard, of Philadel
phia, and William Gray, of Boston.
There are now
millionaires in New
JOHN BLYER, fifty-two years of age,
has been a prisoner in the Vanceburgh
(Ky.) county jail for twenty-two years
on a charge of murder. By some strange
chance the law has forgotten his exist
ence, and all these years he has been
patiently waiting for a trial that has
never come. In the meanwhile the
witnesses against him are all dead, and
his identity has so completely sunk out
of recollection that ho is referrod to
simply as "the dead man in cell two."
Dn. NANSEN is rapidly preparing for
his expedition to the north pole. He
will start from Norway in February
next in the ship of 170 tons burden
that has been built for him. The ves
sel is so constructed that she can not
.be crushed by the ice, but if nipped the
floes will simply force her out of the
water on top of the ice. Dr. Nansen is
provisioning his vessel for five years,
and a dozen men will go with him. He
thinks it will take about three years
for the vessel to drift from the islands
of New Siberia across the north pole
and down tbo other side to the southern
end of Greenland.
SOME figures recently in act public by
a foreign statistician regarding the ex
ten* to which women have affected the
industrial situation in Europe show an
unusual prevalence of female labor in
factories. They assert that in Germany
the number of female artisans and me
chanics is upwards of 5,500,000. England
follows with about 4,000,000, France with
only a few loss, while in both Italy and
Austria the number approximates 3,500,
000. It is not difficult, therefore, in
view of these figures, to understand
why foreigners aro so anxious to immi
grate to this country, where labor is
IT has been noticed by nearly every
one that for every two men who say
coffee keeps them awake o' nights there
is one man who drinks it late at night
and takes it to allay nervousness and
headaches. This is due to a difference,
Aot in the men, but in the coffee. In
most eating-houses and boarding-houses
chicory is added to coffee to give it a
riob color. It is this chicory that de
stroys men's nerves. The average
"black coffee," even in stylish restau
rants, is usually made of the German
prepared "kaffe essenz," which is all
chicory. Pure coffee dees not look so
rich, but it leaves the nerves alone.
A WIKK who knows many wives says:
"Some husbands, when thoy get home
at night, tell their wives ail about the
business of the day, and about thoir
bank account, and about the people
thoy met, and about what was spoken
of, and about every thing else." Other
bus bands never tell their wives about
their doings during the day, never
speak of the state of their finances, and
aover refer to their business. The wife
of such a husband knows nothing-of his
affairs, and is apt to be crushed by find
ing out that he is on the road to ruin.
A husband should always tell his wife
Sbeiuliis business and affairs of theday."
BY TELEOFTAPH AND MAIL.
IN bis annual report Surgeon General
Hamilton takes avoided ground against
the existing iijsmigration law and
makes a strong argument for the re
striction of immigration. Fifteen in
sane persons and eleven idiots were re
ported by tbe medical officer among the
immigrants arriving at New York dur
ing the year.
IN the United States th« business
failures during tbe seven days ended on
the £lst numbered 274, against 266
the preceding week and 277 the corre
sponding week last year.
THE Census Bureau has paid 23,000 of
tbe 48,000 enumerators. They hava re
ceived $3,450,000, at which rate the pay
of the enumerators alone Will amount
IT was reported by Commodore Folger
of the ordnance bureau of the Navy
Department, that tests of nickel-steel
have proved successful, and that it may
be confidently anticipated that nickel
steel will enter into the composition of
IT has been decided by the Treasury
Department that grain taken to Can
ada to be ground can not be returned to
the United States without payment of
THE exchanges at the leading clearing
bouses in tbe United States during the
week ended on the 22d aggregated
$1,345,790,566, against $1,502,834,479, the
previous week. As compared wif.h the
corresponding week of 1889 the increase
amounted to 9.3.
AN unofficial list of members of tbo
Fifty-second Congress compiled by the
clerk shows 222 Democrats, 92 Repub
licans and 17 Alliance men.
ON the 19th Captain Francis L. Nor
ton's fifty-eight foot steam yacht with
ten persons on board left New York for
THE failure of Barker Brothers & Co.,
bankers and brokers of Philadelphia,
for $3,000,000 was announoed.
AT the sale in New York of horses
owned by ex-Congressman Scott, Bolero,
a 2-year-old, was sold to Philip Dwyer
for $85, COO.
THE former note teller in the Flour
City Bank at Rochester, N. Y., Moses
Marks, secured $20,000 in money sent
to the bank by express and made his
FLAMES destroyed Harney's Hotel and
eight dwellings at Nanticoke, Pa.
THE fact was disclosed by the death
of Maria L. Perry at Whitman, Mass.,
that for twenty years she and Lucy A.
Lobdell had been living together as
man and wife.
A COMMERCIAL agency of New York
reported that notwithstanding the
financial troubles in the East the gen
eral business of tbe country continued
Ox the Meriden railroad near Meri
den, Conn., eight freight cars were
hurled over a trestle, three men being
IN Brooklyn the Twenty-sixth Ward
Bank was robbed of $5,000 in broad day
light by tbe old trick of calling the
cashier outside on the plea that a cus
tomer had a nervous horse which he
could not leave.
JAY GOULD had, it was said, secured
control of all the great railways west of
the Mississippi river.
FLAMES ruined Bamford Bros, silk
mill at Paterson, N. J. Loss, $400,000
THE shrinkage in values of stocks and
bonds upon the New York Stock Ex
change since June amounted to $300,
000,000, and Jay Gould was said to be
richer to the extent of $30,000,000.
AT Wilkesbarre, Pa., John C. Ferrell,
eaten a morsel of food for two weeks.
He persistently refused to eat, insist
ing that he was dead and did not re
quire food. His case was a puzzle to
IN Western New York snow fell to
the depth of eight inches on the 22d.
TIIE death of R. F. Tobin, National
Vice-Commander of the Grand Army of
tbe Republic, occurred in Boston at the
age of 56 years.
WEST AND SOUTH.
FLAMES at Evanston, 111., destroyed
Turner's livery stable, and seventeen
horses were burned to death.
IN Chicago John Keller, a real-estate
dealer, was robbed of $100,000 worth of
deeds, notes and mortgages, the thief
'taking them from a box under a seat in
IN a jealous rage Frank Vokey, a cab
inet-ihaker residing at Pullman, 111.,
shot and killed his wife and himself.
MRS. E. J. PHISNEY, of Cleveland, O.,
was re-elected president at the session
of the Non-Partisan Woman's Christian
Temperance Union at Pittsburgh, Pa.
AT St. Louis Alfred Dougherty was
sentenced to four years in the peniten
tiary for attempting to obtain a pension
from the Government under fraudulent
NEAR Gaines boro, Tenn., A. M.
Loftus shot and killed his father, B. C.
Loftus, in a personal difficulty, acci
dentally killing his brother at the same
AT Crawfordsville. Ind., the jury in
the Rev. W. F. Pettit wife-poisoning
case returned a verdict of guilty, fixing
tbe punishment at imprisonment for
OWING to domestic trouble. E. Seaold,
of Charlotte, Mich., attempted to kill
his wife and then committed suicide.
THE World*s Columbian Exposition
lady managers effected a permanent or
ganization by the election of Mrs. Pot
ter Palmer, of Chicago, as president
and Miss Phoebe Couzins, of St Louis,
IN a lecture in Chicago Dr. Charles C.
Abbott, of the University of Pennsyl
vania, gave many instances that bad.
'come under his observation of the abili
ty of animals to think and even reason.
IN Lupton's saw-mill near Catletts
burg, Ky.. the boiler explodod and
killed James Lupton, W. E. Morg and
A RAID on the moonshiners of the in
terior mountain counties in South Caro
lina resulted in the capture of forty*
THE grand jury at Now Orleans re
ported finding true bills against the
seventeen men under arrest charged
with the murder of Chief of Police
David C. Henuessy on October 15.
DURING the past season the base-ball
losses were: Players' League, $125,000
National League, $231,000.
AT the San Francisco mint nearly a
million dollars in Australian gold
sovereigns were deposited and melted
THE dispatohes of the 21st from the
Pine Ridge agency in South Dakota
showed an extremely critical condition
of affairs. The Indians continued their
crazy dances, and several chiefs bad
uttered threats against the whites.
The few hundred troops that had
reached the agency were said to antici
pate an attack from 6,000 to 8,000 well
armed redskins at any monieut.
OFFICIAL notice, was given Governor*
elect Boyd, of Nebraska* that his elec
tion was to be contested by the. Farm
era and Independents.
JASPER YJLBBEH completely tramped
the eyes out of John Bayliss, an old
citizen, in a drunken row at Eagle
RAGSDALE CO., bankers of Okla
homa City, O. who also have banks
at Guthrie, Norman, Kingfisher and El
Reno in that TftrrHAfv.
their doors, and annourad tba^all pay
ments were suspended.
AT Knoxviile, Tenn.^ Jack Maple*
(oolored) was hanged for criminal as
sault, and Dorsey Edwards (colored)
was executed at Yazoo City, Mis*., for
the murder of his wife (September 5
DURING a battle with horse-thieves
near Cairo, Kan., two of the robbers
were shot dead by tbe officers.
IK several Missouri counties a pe
culiar and fatai disease was raging
among cattle and horses. Over 100
horiBes had died, and the disease baffled
the skill of the veterinary sifrgeons.
THE official canvass of the recent
election in Sooth Carolina shows that
B. R. Tillman (Dem.) was elected Gov
ernor by a majority of 44,881 over A. C.
Haskell, tbe Independent Demoeratio
candidate. The Democrats also elected
tbe six Congressmen by majorities rang
ing from 8,500 to 9,000.
Two BANKS in Kansas, the First Na
tional, at Alma, and the Bank of Waver
ly. closed their doors.
ON the 22d John B. Drake, of the
Grand Pacifio Hotel, Chicago, gave his
thirty-fifth annual game dinner. Over
500 guests were present.
AT Council Bluffs, la., Colonel W. F.
Sapp died, aged 66 years. He was a
member of the Forty-fifth and Forty
A DOZEN business houses at Carey, O.,
were raided by a gang of thieves.
IN a Massillon (O.) bank a stranger
grabbed $3,000 in bills from a desk, and
in the pursuit which followed the thief
scattered the package of bills in the air
and while bis pursuers wore looking
after the money he made his escape.
FIRE dostroyed three of the seven
factories at the Illinois glass works at
Alton, 111., causing a loss of $100,000.
FOUR sheep herders were killed in
tbe Gallinas mountains of New Mexico
by a hail-storm and sixteen ethers and
-1,600 head of sheep were missing.
BURGLARS entered the post-office at
Pooatello, Idaho, and carried off $600 in
money, $400 in stamps and $200 in regis
OVER 6,000 coal miners, nine-tenths of
all the miners in Alabama, resolved to
strike for higher wages.
THE vote of Methodist churches ori
the eligibility of women to places in
the general conference of the denomi
nation stood on tho 22d: Yeas, 13,532
NEAR Jellico, Tenn., mountain fires
surpassed any thing in the memory of
the oldest inhabitant The Pine mount
ains were almost a solid mass of fire.
Thousands of dollars' worth of timber
&nd fences had been destroyed.
IN Chicago tbe United States Rolling
Stock Company went into the hands of
a receiver with liabilities of $3,816,000
assets, $6,053,000. The tight money
market caused the failure. The trou
ble would only be temporary, and there
would be no stoppage of business.
OFFICIAL returns received by the Sec
retary of State of Wisconsin from all
the counties in the State show that the
total vote for Governor at the recent
election was 308,417, a decrease of 46.
297 from the vote of 1888. ..Peck's plu
rality is 28,318.
IN a general order President Bogran,
of Honduras, thanks American volun
teers for their assistance in quelling
the Sanchez revolution.
THE sugar-crop of Cuba this yea*
amounted to 645,849 tons.
IN Corea the brother of the King, who
was arrested as the leader of the recent
conspiracy to murder the King, was put
to death and bis head exposed on the
chief gate of Seoul.
THE ships Gerica, Circe, Escalona and
Lunda, which arrived in Europe from
Canada, lost a total of 1,343 cattle over
board during the voyage on account of
WOLVES in India killed and devoured
forty persons who were engaged in
watching cattle. The victims were
AT Clonmel, Ireland, the court sen
tenced Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon, who
are now in this country, to one year's
IN Berlin physicians agree that Dr.
Koch's tuberculosis remedy for con
sumption proves effective only in the
treatment of mild cases of the disease.
ADVICES from the Congo say that the
Baptist mission's steamboat Peace,
which was stationed on the upper
Congo river, had been confiscated by the
officers of the Congo State.
Two CASHIERS of a Warsaw bank were
murdered and robbed of 55,000 rubles on
a Vienna train.
AT Montreal Louis Cyr broke the
dumb-bell rfecord by putting up 100
pounds with one hand from the shoul
der twenty-seven times, against 100
pounds twenty times, the previous
THE death of William III., King of
Holland, occurred on the 23d. He was
unconscious at the last and passed away
without pain. He was 73 years of age
and bad reigned as King forty years.
The Ciazy Redskins.
PINE RIDGK AGENCV, D., Nov. 24.—
Pine Ridge agency, ordinarily dreary
enough, is to-day a scene of extraordi
nary activity. The Indians draw part
of their rations to-day, but instead of
coming in as usual, the bucks are danc
ing the weird ghost dance back among
the buttes a dozen miles from the
agency and have sent the old men and
the squaws in for rations.
On the plateau, where the agency is
located, brown walled by barren buttes,
Companies K, F, I, N, I), of the Ninth
cavalry, are camped, also four compa
nies of the Second infantry. Two
more companies of the Second will ar
rive this afternoon, and it is said that
reinforcements will soon arrive in the
form of cavalry from Fort Rielly, Kan.
The officers at Pine Ridge are very
preess reports that have been published
and talk some of quarantining the res
ervation against newspaper correspond
ents. They consider the situation to
be critical enough in roality without
resorting tc exaggerations.
In Receivers Hands.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24.—It was stated
to-day and not denied at the company's
office that the Oregon Improvement
company would tomorrow apply to have
Joseph Simon appointed receiver. The
appointment will be made at Portland,
Or. It is also stated positively and not
denied by the treasurer that the inter
est due Dec. 1 will not*)e paid.
PRESIDE** OAKES, of the Northern
Pacifio Railroad, in-an interview on the
24th, speaking about the probable re
tirement of Henry Villard from the
directory of the company, said there
were no reasons for any such ideas.
Said he: "Mr. Villard is still chairman
of the board of directors of the Northern
Pacifio. I can state positively that he
will not go qut in fact, I can say that
he holds and controls more stock than
ever before. The Rockefellers have
probably got 25,000 shares, but they are
very friendly to Mr. Villard."
AUGUST BELMONT, the great banker
of New York, and prominent Democrat,
died at his home in New York, on tbe
24th, from tho result of a cold. For
years Mr. Belmont has been the Ameri
oan agent of the Rothschilds.?
THE Canadian officers on the 24th,
captured in the St Lawrence river near
Quebec, the schooner Waterfly, with
'worth of smuggled whisJcr
\A J- A "A Lfei? acp
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS
A CHAPEL OH WHEELS.
A Baptist Oar That la
to Travel Over tha
The Baptists are to have a chapel on
wheels whioh is to travel all over the
Northwest, carrying two missionaries.
The cbapel car is sixty feet long and1
ten feet wide^ At one end a spaoe about
eighteen feet long will be fitted up for
living purposes. The remainder of the
car will be furnished as a chapel* This
car will run upon the extended system
of the Northern Paoifle and Wisconsin
Central railroads, and doubtless upon
other roads also. The original'sugges
tion and effective advocacy of this oar
belong to Rev. Dr. Wayland Hoy t, of
Minneapolis. His brother, Colgate Hoy
Charles L. Colby, of New York, and
some other gentlemen will pay all ex
penses of building. The American
Baptist Publication Society have ac
cepted the car and will pay the expenses
of the missionary. According to con
tract the oar will be finished and deliv
ered in Chicago March 1, 1891. The
oontrol and management of the obapel
oar will pertain to Boston W. Smith,
tbe Sunday-school missionary for Min
nesota of the American Baptist Publi
Profits of Floor-Making.
At the annual meeting of the Pills*
bury-Wash burn Flour-Mill Company, in
London, it was* shown that during
the ten months ended August 81 the
earnings of the company were £176,168.
The total expenses were £33,512 net
profit, £142,565. From this amount was
deducted £69,112 for preliminary ex
penses, interest, eta, leaving a net
profit of £73,543. A dividend of 10 per
cent was declared, and £38,000 was
transferred as a reserve fund. The
directors expressed themselves as high
ly pleased with their investment
Lived and Died TogdUur.
Two men recently lay dead in Stew
art's morgue at Duluth, death in both
cases being the result of accident. Mar
tin Peterson was struck by a train and
killed and John Olind broke his neck
by falling down-stairs. They were both
Finlanders, born in the same village in
the same year, bought their tickets for
America the same day, sailed on the
same steamer and landed in Duluth at
the same time. They worked at the
same employment and went on the last
drunk together and the coronor held a
Trying to Break a Will.
The creditors of George W. Langevin,
of St Paul, have made, in the probate
court the sensational charge that tho
will filed as that of the late Edward
Langevin was not the real will of the
deceased millionaire. Edward Langevin
died two months ago, possessed of prop
erty valued at $4,000,000, leaving his
son George penniless. The latter had
debts amounting to $54,000, and the
creditors seek to break the will to get
Cost Him His Life.
A dwelling-house on the Thompson
road west of West Duluth was blown
into kindling wood by dynamite. A
man name« Morland placed a can of
dynamite near the stove to thaw out
and it soon exploded, killing him in
stantly. His wife and four children
were, seriously injured, several of them
having arms and legs broken. The
house caught fire and the family were
roscued with great difficulty.
Driven Into the Floor.
Peter McMahant a laborer, employed
on the Metropolitan Opera-House build
ing in St. Paul, was killed while at
work, a brick tile falling from the
eighth story and striking the man on
tho head. So groat
which he was struck that his legs were
driven partly through the concrete floor,
and it required the united strength ol
two men to releaso him.
A False Report.
A report had been circulated through
the press that the Lumbermen's &
Manufacturers' Fire Insurance Company
and the Mutual Fire Insurance Assigna
tion of Minneapolis had been placed in
the hands of a receiver. The report re
fers to the companies in Eau Claire,
Wis., and not to the Minneapolis insti
tution, which is organized under a sim
Debts of Cities.
The Census Office gives the debts of
the following cities in the State:
Albert Lea II,318'Red Wing tl64,47(
New Ulm 14,360
Rochester ... 31,OOC
Saint Paul.... 7,864,091
Saint Peter... 57,03f
The News llrioily uitrnnleleil.
Joseph H. Hillen, a boot and shoe
dealer at St Paul, failed with assets oi
I* C. Cummins, of Brown's Valley,
has been appointed a pension examin
Judge J. J. Egan and J. EL Markhan:
were thrown from a carriage at St
Paul and both were painfully injured.
Joseph H. Hillen, a St Paul shoe
dealer, assigned. The value of tbe es
tate would not be more than $12,000.
In the report of the schools of St
Paul, made by Superintendent Gilbert
that gentleman suggests the feasibility
of pensioning old teachers who have no
Peter Gustafson, of Lake City, bleu
out bis brains. Liquor was the cause.
The new Masonic Temple at Minne
apolis wast dedicated by the Grand
It was expected that work would soon
.commence on the Minneapolis Brew
ing Syndicate building, as the beer
output had been so heavy as to make it
Word was received at the State -De
partment in St Paul of the death of
Judge James a Edson, of the Eighth
judicial district His term of six years'
began the first Monday in Januarv.
A company has been organised in Min
neapolis for the erection and active
operation of a plow faotory. The new
concern will be known as the Minneap
olis plow, works, and will begin busi
ness with a capital of $100,000.
Haviland & Sons, general merchants
at Osseo, assigned' to George W. Sav
Emma Juch, the prima donna, has
sued the Gounod Club, of St Paul, tot
$500 for salary for singing at the May
O. A. Gardner, the Minneapolis let
ter-carrier arrested for robbing the
mails, confessed his guilt His steal
ings amounted to $700.
Dr. Edmond D. Bangs, of Boston
Masp,, was married to Miss Susan D.
Boils, of St PauL The bride had for
many years been the recognized leader
of works of charity in St PauL
The boiler of a threshing engine ex
ploded near Crookston. instantly killing
Ben Giroux, tbe fireman, and fatally in
juring the engineer.
In a freight oollision on the Kansas
City road Engineer George Pennman,
Head Brake man John Callahan and
Fireman Bolfe were instantly killed.
They were all from St PauL
The Mesaba Iron Company has dis
covered a remarkable body of soft iron
ore on their property on the Mesaba
range. Three pits at intervals of 400
fset apart have already been sunk in
solid ore a distance of 80 feet It isrtyi
on top 64 per eent of cure iron.
FULL OF FIGHT.
•Ibex Indiana Orow Men Threetenlag
An Alleged Plan to Aashash aad 8ls«|k.
tor Geaeral Brooke aad His Troops-
All Sorts of Humors Afloat—Mora
Soldiers Ordered to the Seen*.
BLUKT, A D., Nov. 24.—The excite
ment at this place in referenoe to the
Indian trouble is at its height General
Bowers and members of the Midland
Pacifio survey at work eighty miles west
of Pierre reached here Sunday afternoon.
They say that the Indians are in a fren
zied condition and are liable to commit
murder at any time. Friday night at
11 o'clock fifty Indians surrounded their
camp, burst into the tent and took pos
session. They were all well armed with
rifles and side artns and could have
massacred the whole outfit but after a
pow-wow the reds left telling them to
be many miles away before the sun
rose. Our people will ask the Governor
for arms and ammunition. It is feared
that much damage will be done if proper
precautions are not taken. The Indians
on the Winnebago south of town have
left to join the ghost dances at Rosebud.
PINE RIDGE AGENCY, S. D., NOV. 24.—
News of a startling nature reached here
Sunday from the Rosebud agency. It is
embodied in the following dispatch
which was forwarded to General Miles
"Information has been received that the
hostile Indians are moving from Pass creek
toward Pine Ridge agency In two pasties
bucks with Short Bull along the White river
route and tbe old men, women and children are
on tbe Medicine Root road. This news
comes from Indians who have returned
from Pass creek, and Louis Richards
says it is reliable. They report that they are
going to Pine Ridge agency to get the Indians
there to talk to the Commanding General in
their behalf. Tbe report also says that Chief
Two Strike Intends to stab the commanding of
ficer as a signal for tbe attack by his band.
There seems to be no doubt tbat the leaders
mean war and they are only using 8hortBull
as a pretense to keep the Indians together."
AN AMBUSH PLANNED.
PINE RIDGE AGENCY, S. D., NOV. 24.—
The first knowledge that tbe gbost
dancers had commenced plotting to en
trap tbe soldiers was brought to Indian
Agent Royer Saturday night by Will
iam D. McGaa, formerly an Indian
scout and now a wealthy ranchman
living in the vicinity of Buffalo Gap.
McGaa was traveling overland on horse
back and alone. He enjoys a wide
friendship among the Indians generally
and Friday night he staid at one of tbe
lodges about midway between this point
and Buffalo Gap. A little curiosity
prompted him to feign sleep and keep
his ears open during the early part of
the night The result was that he se
cured information as startling as it was
valuable, and it removes every vestige
of doubt as to the bloodthirsty villainy
which has taken possession of the ghost
dancers. The Indians were de
liberately plotting to lead General
Brooke and his soldiers into an ambush
and shoot them down.
Their plan, as McGaa heard it from
their own lips, was to continue the
ghost dance till the troops tried to stop
it The place selected to carry out
their murderous design is sixteen and
one-half miles north of here, and a more
advantageous locality for so develish a
deed probably does not exist any
where else on the face of the entire con
tinent It is where the White Horse
creek empties into the Wounded Knee
and lays in somewhat the shape of an
amphitheater. The plot was to have a
ghost dance in the center of this amphi
theater and have theVoods on either
side of tbe road full of Indians. When
the militia came up to stop the dance
they would be easily shot down by the
Indians in ambush on either side.
LITTLE WOUND'S DEFIANCE.
PINE RIVEH AGENCY, S. D., via Rush
v'lle, Neb., Nov. 24. —The Sioux and
Cheyennes mean war. Early Saturday
morning Agent Royer received the ulti
matum of the leader of tbe hostiles. It
came by courier from the great camp of
the ghost dancers, now massed on the
Medicine Root and was written by Lit
tle Wound, the chief who, to all appear
ances, will lead the Ogallalas against
tbe soldiers. Tbe letter reads as fol
"DR. ROYER: I understand that the soldiers
have oome on the reservation. What have
they come for? We have done nothing. Our
dance is a religious dance, and we are going to
dance until spring, if we find then that the
Christ does not appear, we will stop dancing
but in the meantime, troops or no troops,
we sball start our danoe on this creek
in the morning. I bave also under
stood that I was uot to be recognized as a chief
any longer. All that I have to say to that
Is neither you nor tbe white people made
me a chief, and you can throw me away as
you please, but let me tell you. Dr. Royer,
that the Indians made me a chief, and
by them I shall be so recog
nized so long as I live. We
have been told tbat you intended to stop our
rations and annuities. Well, for my part, I
don't care: the little rations we get do not
amount to anything but. Dr. Royer, if such is
the case, please send me word so that me and
my people will be saved the trouble of going to
the agency. We do not intend to stop dancing.
ACTION AT THE WAR OFFICE.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 24.—Secretary
Proctor did not receive any information
Sunday from the seat of tbe threatened
troubles with tho Indians. He had a
consultation, however, with General
Schofield respecting matters in that sec
tion, in which the situation was talked
over. The regiments of cavalry which
it. has been decided to send to the Pine
Ridge agency are tbe Seventh, now sta
tioned at Fort Riley, Kan., and the
Sixth, now in New Mexico and Arizona.
The former, it is learned, has started
to Pine Ridge. Tbe Sixth regiment is
scattered at three or four different points
in New Mexico and Arizona and it will
require some little time to get the sev
eral detachments together. The regi
ment has been instructed to be in readi
ness to move at a moment's notice.
IN THE MUSICAL WORLD.
ALFRED CELLIER will write the music
for Gilbert's new opera.
Cipotn, the tenor, who has been
past, has written
the libretto of an opera entitled "The
Black Prince," and Duprato has written
tbe music. It is a Russian story.
RUBINSTEIN, in hisantibiography, thus
estimates the proportion of people of
the leading nations who understand
music: Germany, 50 per cent. France,
16 per cent. England, 2 per cent
United States, higher .than England.
DR. JOHN C. -BOWKEB, of Lawrence,
Mass., while in Salzburg, Austria, last
August, availed himself of. the oppor
tunity to visit the home of Mozart The
doctor is hijnsielf an enthusiastic and
delightful musician, and he was there
fore in ecstasies when he was permitted
to perform several selections on the
piano once owned and almost daily
fingered by the great composer.
THERE is really but one place in the
world where violins are. made exten
sively. That place is Markneukirchen,
with its surrounding villages. There
are altogether about 15,000 people living
there who do nothing else but make vio
lins. Tbe inhabitants, from the little
urchin to the old gray-beaded man, tbe
small girl jand the old grandmother, all
are engage^ in making some part of a
THE Beethoven house, of Bonn, is now
open'to the public. A large number of
portraits, busts and autographs, the
composer's violins and other instru
ments, his last grand piano, still in
good condition, and the aural appliances
he used are among thejnost interesting
relics on view. The sobiety reckons on
further s'.ppbrt frofn concerts, and the
Duke of Meiningen bits already given
orders for one on December 17, Beetho
Low bowed the maize its tasseUed head.
And sighed: "Ah. would that I were deadl
Sunshine and shower have been in vain.
For whisky claims my golden grain."
Oh, my! oh, my!" cried out the rye,
To serve the drunkard shall Idle
I hoped to bless the world with bread
But poison I must yield instead."
The graoeful hop-vines quaked with tear.
Lest tbey must help make ale and beer.
And all their heart was filled with pain.
That they should swell the brewer's gain.
The grape-vine aad the apple-tree
Grieved over what their fate might be
Must rosy fruit and clusters fine
Fill eider casks and vats of wine?
A BENIGHTED FATHER.
A Young Man Taught to Drink at the
Family Dinner Table.
"Young Fred Dale was brought to his
room in a pretty plight last night"
"Wnat do you mean?"
"Well, if I should put it in plain En
glish, not stopping for soft phrases, I
should say he was crazy drunk."
"What else can be expected, consid
ering his companionship and his home
bringing-up? He will go to tbe dogs
before he is twenty-one, and no help for
it. The sooner the better, I suppose, if
he must go."
This scrap of conversation was borne
in to me through a half-opened door in
the large boarding-house in which I was
summering among tbe White mountains.
It did not seem a theme for jesting for
it always cuts me to the heart to hear
such news of any young man, especially
a young man so bright and kind and
thoughtful of others as Fred Dale—and
he was only sixteen. I noticed that he
was not at tbe breakfast table, and
when dinner-time came he was still ab
sent In a day or two, he took his old
place, a little quieter, and with a trifle
of reserve supplanting his former frank
ness, which was always so winning. I
resolved to bide my time for favorable
opportunity to talk with the boy and
learn the truth in the matter, and what
lay behind it all. It came one evening
as I was lying in my hammock,
watching tho sunset among the
hills. Fred came along with
fishing tackle, and threw himself into
a chair beside me. With a swift little
prayer to Heaven for wisdom and guid
ance, I drew, with such gentleness and
tact as were given me, the whole miser
able story from the boy's lips. He with
two or three others was invited to spend
an evening with a brother and sister in
an aristocratic home in tbe city. Re
freshments denominated port wine
were offered and accepted. The liquor
was, in reality, something much
stronger, but Fred had taken two or
three swallows before the difference
dawned upon him. Beyond that he did
not seem to have any clear recollection.
"It would not have hurt me any if it
had really been port wine. I have
drunk it ever since I was a child," said
the boy, apologetically.
"Do you mean to say it forms apart
of your family life?" I inquired.
"Yes my father has always drunk it
and nothing could offend him more
than to have one of his children take
such a cranky notion as to refuse it at
table. I never drink more than one
glass, but so long as I live at home I
can not give up the practice. My father
is a stern man, and thinks he knows
what is best for the interests of himself
To counsel a child against the known
wishes of a parent is delicate business
but what else could 1 do in the hope of
saving the boy? The only satisfaction
I gained by my earnest pleading was
"Tbe experience of the other night
has taught me a severe lesson. I will
never drink again away from home, and
if I ever have a home of my own, there
shall be no wine in it for myself or my
guests but so long as I live with my
father I must do as he wants me to do
about such things. You don't know my
father, or you would not urge me, dear
Miss ," and tears stood in the
boy's clear eyes.
Tears brimmed my own eyes, as Fred
picked up bis fishing tackle and passed
on irto the house. I said to myself:
"Curst be the Social wants that sin
against the strength of youth for was
he not much more to be pitied than
blamed for the plight in which home
custom had led him?
What can be done to enlighten
fathers who, like this one, forge links
in the chain which will most likely
drag their children down to perdition!
Such children are weaker in every way
than their fathers, from the taint of
wine-steeped heredity, and when tbe
influence of accursed social customs is
added, the doom of the child is almost
certain. Is there any question as to
where lies the heaviest responsibility?
Fred acknowledged that he had known
dreadful results in the families of
others, but he was equally sure tbat bis
own family was safe, because it had
been thus far. A youth who feels so
strong a sense of security on the brink
of a precipice is in far more danger
than one who sees his peril and en
deavors to walk heedfully.
It is some time since this incident oc
curred, and I bave never been ablo to
follow the history of my summer friend
but my heart is sad when 1 think of
him and the brilliant and good man he
might have made had his home sur
roundings been better, and which, alas!
1 fear he was never ablo to rise above.
—Helen L. Manning, in Good Health.
TOBACCO AND DRINK.
Miny Men Spend One Dollar in Every
Five for Rut aai Cigars.
Arnold White, an Englishman, has
been collecting statistics in regard to
the amount of liquor and tobacco con
sumed by British working-men. He
finds that the average laborer takes his
beer in this way:
'P-® 1 pint.
That is the allowance, Mr. White
says, for a sober, temperate man, and it
costs bim 4 shillings 1 penny per week.
Tobacco Mr. White puts at 11 ponce per
week—making a total of 5 shillings a
week for drink and smoke. That makes
the total amount for the year £13, or
about $65 in United States coin. If the
"sober man" who spends so much annual
ly continues the practice for forty years,
or say until he is sixty years of age, he
will have spent at the end of that time
more than 92,500. If he earns £240 a
year his total earnings between the
ages of twenty and sixty will have
been £9,600, or about 948,000. This means
that he has during those years spent for
luxuries SI in every eighteen that he
In the United States both drinks and
tobacco are much more costly than they
are in Great Britain- It is probably ao
curate to say tbat a penn'orth of beer or
ale in London is double the quantity
sold in Chicago for 5 cents. The use of
beer, however, is by no means so gener
al in this country as it is in England.
But a "sober man" can retain the right
to the title and yet drink every day of
the year. His aocount may stand some
thing like this:
Before going to work ...i glass.
5J*® .......l glass.
8p.m. „1 class.
In the evening. glasses.
This is eight glasses of beer at 5 cents
each, or 40 cents a day. If the "sober
man" smoke cigars he can Hot obtain
them for less than 5 cents eaoh. Sup
pose he smokes 8 cigars daily. That
will bring his luxury account up to 65
cents a day, or $4.55 a week. In the
year it amounts to $236.60. If he con
tinue to spend so much for forty years
beginning at twenty-one, he will have
spent $0,464 when he hss reached his
sixty-first birthday. His earnings dur
ing that time may average $1,200 an
nually and the total amount will be
$48,000. He has spent about one dollar
in every five for drinks and oigars.
Very few American working-men do
spend this proportion of their earnings
in tbat way but large numbers of
clerks, etc., in Chicago who earn no
more than $1,200 a year do spend it—
Chicago Evening Post
WORK AMONG THE RICH.
Mow to Com bit tho Drink BvU la High
A young lady, with a large circle of
friends, acoustomod to what is called
"good society," herself a member of a
popular church and a pledged abstain
er, said to us recently, in a converse*
tion upon social drinking: "In all my
circle of young gentlemen friends, I
know of but three who are total ab
stainers." The others, while they
would abhor the vulgarity of drunken
ness, do not hesitate to take wine in
society. At a recent very select and
elegant entertainment at which this
young lady, gifted with a musical voice
of rare quality, was an honored guest
and at which, with other society people,
were many of her fellow church mem
bers, wines were served with the re
freshments, and herself and two others
were the only abstainers.
Not long ago five young gentlemen,
amateurs with good voices, were invited
by a lady, distinguished as a society
woman, to one of her brilliant, popular
entertainments. They sang for their
hostess and her other guests, and were
proffered with tbe refreshments sever
al kinds of wine and champaign. One
of the young gentlemen is a pledged ab
stainer, the others do not ordinarily
take wine, but on this occasion, strongs
ly urged by their hostess, took it The
one, pleading his pledge taken in boy
hood, was finally excused and took no
These incidents are bnt types of
many of kindred import in connection
with social life to-day. They reveal an
urgent need, in the way of Temperance
education, in a section of society, which
is most inadequately met The young
men, and the young women, of many
wealthy families, of fashionable ten
dencies, are almost wholly without
Temperance instruction. Many pleas
are made for the neglected poor, but
there are also the neglected rich. For tbe
ordinary Temperance agencies they have
a feeling either of indifference or con
tempt Tbey must however, be reached
in some way. if social drinking is evet
to be generally discredited, and the
drink traffic is ever to be effectively
In the sphere of society drinking,
such as we have referred to, members
of Christian churches have a large
measure of responsibility. Wealthy
church members, especially in cities,
do much to give tone to society. If tbe'y
furnish, and partake of, wines at their
society entertainments, of course wine*
drinking will dominate with those who
are more worldly in their tastes and
habits. Pastors, too, are involved in
this responsibility. Many there are,
the vast majority outside of cities, whe
are on all occasions exemplary, con
scientious total abstainers. But it ia
also lamentably true that there are yet
many, in cities, who do not hesitate tc
join with their wealthy parishioners
and others in taking wine, "in modera
tion of course," on social and festive
In recent years public attention, in
connection with tbe Temperance re
form, has been largely turned in the
direction of Temperance legislation and
Temperance politics. While this has
been going on, and we do not by any
means deem it unnecessary or unim
portant the young people have been
growing up almost wholly without Tem
perance teaching of any kind, without
the pledge, and as a consequence are
now perpetuating in their turn the so
cial drinking habits of their elders.
In England much effective Temperance
educational work has been and is being
done, in especially influential social
circles, through the medium of the par
lor and the drawing-room. Might not
the drawing-rooms, especially of a well
to-do Christian people, on this side of
the Atlantic, be made to render a kin
dred useful service for the promotion of
abstinence in society here? And in
this needy sphere well-chosen Temper
ance literature may be made mcst help
ful. The printed page may often pene
trate and arrest thoughtful, sympathet
ic attention, where the living voice
would be deemed obtrusive and unwel
come. Whisky and beer will hold their
sway in the slums, w.hilo wine contin
ues its reign in the trior and palatial
dining-halL Abstinence alone will re
generate boch.—National Temperance
DRINK AND MORTALITY.
The Kxperlenre or a Prora'nent EnglUli
Lift Insurance Connern.
"An endeavor was recently made tc
show that total abstainers do not live so
long as those who consume alcohol in
moderation also, strange to say, that
those who often drink to excoss outlive
the teetotalers. Statements purporting
to come from the medical profession in
England were adduced in support The
whole story had a suspicious appear
ance. The facts were evidently cooked,
but so skillfully as to deceive unwary
people. All persons possessing common
sense are aware tbat an excessive con
sumption of alcohol leads to ill health
and a high rate of mortality. But many
are not convinced that even what is
called moderate indulgence tends tc
lessen the duration of life. The United
Provident Institution, London, En
gland, has two classes of insurance,
one for total abstainers, and 19
other for temperate people who are
not total abstainers. All insurance
officers carefully avoid insuring the
lives of drunkards, or of those whom
they suspect to be inclined to overin
dulgence. That of itself is sufficient to
show, that the universal experience of
life offices is that alcoholic excess means
a high rate of mortality. The di
rectors of the before-mentioned insti
tution at their last annual meeting re
ported that for the total total-absti
nence section on the whole number of
life policies for every 100 claims esti
mated to fail due by the actuary's
tables there had been only 50 deaths,
but that in the general section—tbat is
among tbose who drank in strict mod
eration—tbe deaths amounted to 8G out
of the expected 100. Therefore, out of
the equal numbers of two lots of in
surers—total abstainers and temper
ate men—the abstainers showed 45 per
oent better than the temperate drink
THERE is a singular unanimity of
opinion among physicians with regard
to the destructive power of alcohol upon
tbe human brain. Dr. Kate Mitchell
says: "The brain, the most important
organ of the body, the passions, the in
telligence, of all human desires and
feelings, of the highest as well as the
basest of oar propensities, is the organ
earliest and moat-profoundly attacked
FATHER MATHKW'S immortal pledge
was: "For my own sake, for the sake of
others, and for the glory of God, I ab*
VtsakJ. Cheney makes oath that he Is At
lie firm of r. J.
las for f* and every case of Catarrh
that can not be cored by the use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. nuxz J. Cuuir.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ia taken internally'
snd acts directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system Send for testi
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if aha does not like it and some man Hfc—
her.—N. O. Picayune.
by popular action invitee the North to visit
her, to inspect the largest industries now
operating In the New south. Huge blast
furnaces, enormous coal mines, long rows
of coke ovens, mills, factories, water-power
rolling-mills, pipe works, mineral springs,.
climate, scenery, farming country, and a
elty of six thousand. Grand excursion by
the Ifonon Route, at half tbe regular rate,
Deoember 2,1890,and extraordinary induce
ments are offered to secure visitors, being
oertain of making a favorable impression.
For full particulars apply to F. J. Reed. 78
Clark street, Chicago, or any ticket agent
toe Monon Route.
"1 rasss the button, you take a Nst,"
sighed the weary shopper after ringing for
the elevator boy a dozen times or more.
Tn saving in clothing where Dobbins'
Electric Soap 1* used, is
•oap bllL It is no new experiment, but haa
been sold for 24 years. To-day just aa pore
as in 186SL Try it Tour grocer has It or
will order it
PARIS is afraid of American perk, baft
doesn't shy at cab-horse
steaks and fillets of
first make you sick ana then leave you con
stipated. Carter's Little Liver Pills regulate
the bowels and make you welL Doee,one pilL
Tan eagle is the bird of freedom, but the
turkey has the most frieads in the fall of
the yesr.—Ham's Horn.
Av oid man is good muoh easier than a
youpg one—Atchison Globe.
be constitutional and not a local disease, aad
therefore it can not be cared by local applications.
It requires a constitutional remedy like Hood's
Sarsaparilla, which, working through tbe blood,
eradicates the imparity which causes
the disease, and effects a permanent core. Thou
sands of people testify to tbe success of Hood's
Sarsaparilla as a remedy for catarrh when other
preparations bad failed. Hood's Sarsaparilla also
builds ap tbe whole system, and makes you feel re
newed In health and strength. All who suffer from
catarrh or debility should certainly lite Hood's
Sarsaparilla a fair trial.
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Tuesday, November 18 and 25, and
December 2 and 9,and daily December
inclusive and Dec. 80. 1800.
LIMIT OF TICKETS
Ninety Days, good going and re
turning fifteen days, with stop-over
privileges, subject to local regulations
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nal limit of tickets extended fifteen
days on payment of $5 00 thirty days
110.00, and sixty days
Pembina, Grafton, Gilby and Grand
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without change vis the Northern rk
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Winnipeg on Tuesday. November 18
and 25, and December 2,9,
From Northern Minnesota
and North Dakota to Montreal
and all Points West in Ontario
at the low rate of
The Dining Car Line be
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North Dakota points, by the
way of St. Paul and Chicago.
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tables and tickets via The Dining Car
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