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MOKE TBAIX EOBBERS DO SUC
CESSFUL WOUK.
The Santa Fe Passenger and Ex
press Held Up Kear
Berwyn, I. T.
Ten Thousand Dollars the Amount Se
curedA Large Band Interested
in the "Work.
Huge Prauds Upon Poor Emigrants
Unearthed at Chicago Bogus
Deeds Made to Western
Lands Prominent Men
Also Badly Taken In
Criminal Eecord-
WEATHER BULLETIN.
Signal Office, Wichita, Kan., Nov.
26. The highest temperature was 35,
the lowest 31 and the mean 33 3, with
a light mist in the morning, followed by
cold, cloudy weather, a slight fall irapres
sure, fresh north to northwest winds.
Last year, on November 20, the highest
temperature was 50 c f the lowest 33 , and
the mean 44.
Fiied Ij. Johxsok, Observer.
Wat: Depaktmejtt, "Wasiiixgtok, D. C,
Kov. 26. S p. m. Forecast until S p. m.
Wednesday:
For Kansas fair; colder northwesterly
winds.
NEWS IN BEIEP.
The Latest Items by Telegraph in Con
densed Porm.
A. T. C. Pierson, one of the best known
IMasous in the country, died at St. Paul
this morning. He was a native of New
Jersey.
The president has appointed Otis IT.
Russell postmaster at Richmond, Ya.,
vice William II. Collingsworth, removed.
No other appointments of presidential
postmasters will be made prior to the con
vening of congress.
O'Neill, of the St. Louis Browns, and
Tucker, of the Raltimores, will sign
brotherhood contracts.
Mr. Parke, editor of the Press, of Lon
don, was arraigned in court yesterday for
libel by the Earl cf Euston. The earl tes
tified that he had been handed
a card on the street advertising
"pose plastique" at a certain house
on Cleveland street. Ho was charged a
bovereign admission, and when he asked to
be shown the pose plastique, was told that
he could be furnished with boys if ho de
bired. He knocked his informant down,
left the house and never returned.
At the opening of the Australian parlia
ment today the governor in his speech de
clared that the cordial discussion of
ji federation of Australian colonies would
result in a patriotic settlement of the ques
tion. Dispatches from Kio de Janeiro say that
no foreign government has yet recognized
the provisional government of Brazil. All
the foreign consuls, however, have received
orders to preserve the former friendly rela
tions with Brazil.
ANOTHER BIG HAUL.
An Express Car Eifled ITear Berwyn,
Chickasaw Nation.
Tout Worth, Tex., Nov. 26. About
midnight last night fifteen .heavily armed
masked men boarded the outh bound
Santa Fe passenger train at Berwyn, a
hmall station in the Chickasaw nation, In
dian territory, and cut the engine, mail
and express cars loose from the coaches.
The outlaws then ran the cars south two
miles and threw the fireman from the en
gine and two miles further the engineer
was thrown off and still further on the
engine was killed. Then the robbers be
gan an attack on the express car. The
guard and messenger fired some twenty
hots m the effort to protect the property
m their charge. Their shots were returned
by the bandits, who literally riddled the
car, which was then opened and between
$-'0.0(10 and $30,000 stolen. United States
marshals are in pursuit.
St. Lous, Mo., Nov. 2i A special to
the Post Dispatch from Gainesville. Tex.,
says in regard to the train robbery last
night that Fred Frazier, the guard on the
tiain, fired more than twenty shots at the
robbers and that one of the gang is believ
ed to have been fatally wounded. Frazier
was not hurt. The robbers not $10,000.
'J he passengers and mail were not mo
lested. ROBBED THE POOR BY FRAUD.
Chicago, TIL, Nov. 2G. It Is now said
that the amount involved in the alleged
fraudulent transactions of Fredricksen &
Co, in connection with which their cash
ier, Bidgood, was arrested, yesterday, will
reach 1,000.000. The charge is bused on
.illeged crooked transaction in giving
mortgages on iauds to which the Fredrick
sens had no title. These mortgages are
said to have been pledged as security for
loans. Fredricksen & Co. hare been doing
a large bnsiness m western Tailroad lands,
sellling for the most part Miiall tracts of
forty or fifty acres on the installment plan,
the purchaser generally being immigrants
or poor people who wished to invest their
earnings in farms. After a certain num
ber of payments had been made Fredrick
Ben gave a deed, a mortgage on the land
being taken for tho unpaid portion of the
purchase money. These mortgages, it is
nlleued, were given as collateral for loans
or sold outright throughout the west.
T. G. Cowie retirements the interests here
of ex-Governor Rice, of Wisconsin, who
was victimized to the extent of ?100,000.
"The charges we make," said .Mr. Cowie.
today, "is that Fredericksen, Bidgood and
D. G. M. Fredericksen were all concerned
in the conspiracy. They got up fraudu
lent mortgages, went out on the street aud
gave men G to sign them. Then they
went to capitalists with the mortgacestmd
raised money on them. They gave mort
gages on land in Minnesota, Dakota nnd
other parts of the northwest. There are
hundreds of people in Chicago who paid
i: tieir earnings to the Freciericksens,
thinking they were Tniyiug land, and now
find their deeds worthless."
Beige A. Ilangen, the receiver appointed
by Judge Shepard for Fredericksen & Co.,
asked leave of Judge Shepard today to re
sign his receivership. He savs that he has
been able to collect only $82.39, and that
the concern has no assets except some ap
parently worthless papers. It has no .need
of a receiver, there being nothing to re
ceive. The judge directed him to serve all
parties in the suit of Joseph Cratty against
Fredericksen -with his motion to be al
lowed toxesin and come in court Mon
day. Dr. John A. Tilce, one of the -victims of
thewiudle, arrived here this afternoon.
"Why, "that man Fredericksen was the
most coldblooded swindler I ever knew,'
he said. "1 hold now ?lo0,000 of mortgages
brild me by Fredericksen and -every one of
them bears a written guarantee signed "by
Frederickeen, that the mortgages repre
sent purchased land omvhich the amount
of itae mortgage has been paid. Of
the wool $150,000 worth I know
of ft number which are absolutely
valueless. I am not exaggerating when i
say that thousands of settlers in Kansas
ana Iowa. who. as they suppose, paid for
their land and sot deeds from Fredricksen,
. .
hare absolutely no title to it. The clan
in such cases was simple one. Fredrick
sen would get an option on a tract of land
from a railroad company and representing
that be owned it, would sell farms to ig
norant immigrants, pocketing their money
and giving them a deeds for the
land. If anybody questioned he
title Fredricksen would furnish
an abstract showing a clear title," Dr.
Itice makes the assertion that "six weeks
ago Fredericksen confessed he hired men
on the street at 5 a piece to sign mort
gages and we made him give us the ad
dresses of these men. Besides the ten men
in his office, who were parties to the con
spiracy, and who have the addresses of
seventy-five men who signed the mort
gages for laud they never owned. Every
one of these men will be arrested, ns will
all the office force. We have been in re
ceipt of dozens of letters daily from all
over the west. The exnosure has been
complete."
EVIDENCE IN REBUTTAL.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 2C. The first witness
called in the Cronin case this morning on
behalf of the state was Bailey Dawson,
who testified that on Alay 4, this year, he
was in the Emergency hospital here; that
he never introduced John F. Beggs to
Colonel Babcock, but that on the night of
the 11th he was present when Mr. Gleason
did so. The defense had introduced evi
dence that Beggs was at the Pacific -hotel
on the night of May 4, and that he was in
troduced to Colonel Babcock on that occa
sion. Colonel A. C. Babcock followed as soon
as this witness escaped from the hands of
Mr. Foster, who conducted the cross-examination,
and corroborated Mr. Dawson's
testimony. The cross-examination of this
witness was long and productive of much
amusement to the spectator. He remem
bered meeting Beggs at the Pacific.
William Niemnan was called on behalf
of the state and testified that he had bsen
introduced to James Hylaud, and that he
was not the man who came into his saloon
Saturday night, May 4, or Sunday night.
May 5, as Hyland swore.
The state next introduced the driver and
the man who rented the carriages to
O'Malley the night of May 4, and these
witnesses contradicted another portion of
the testimony of the defense.
Frederick B. Ebersold, inspector of
police, was then called. He said that
neither Officers Rowan or Crowe, whom
he seat out to investigate the Cronin mur
der, ever reported that the milkman,
Mertz, told them that he heard fighting or
scuffling in the Carlson cottage.
Mrs. Marie Brunz testified that the hus
band of Caroline Hoertel purchased from
her during the last week in April tho lock
which he put on the door to keep his wife
out of the house. This was in contradic
tion of a witness for the defense who said
the lock was purchased after May 4.
At the afternoon session several wit
nesses were examined by defense and pros
ecution in rebuttal. Mr. Forest announc
ed that he would introduce some rebuttal
testimony at the next session of court to
show the whereabouts of the witness Will
iam Coughlin on the night of May 4. The
court then announced that owing to the
illness of the daughter of Juror North the
court would adjourn until Friday in order
to allow him to go to her bedside.
After the adjournment of court there
was a consultation between the court and
counsel as to the order of the arguments
to be made before the jury. It was finally
decided to leave the matter to the court.
Judge McConuell will announce his decis
ion on Friday morning.
A HARLAN COUNTY OUTLAW AR
RESTED. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20. Will Jen
nings, the noted Harlan count' outlaw,
was taken to Frankfort yesterday and was
committed to jail in that city. He says he
has been hiding in Missouri since the first
fight with Judge Lewis' friends and was
not concerned in the subsequent conflicts.
Detective Bunnan made tne arrest. Jen
nings is held for complicity with Wills
Howard in the killing of the two Bailey
brothers in Harlan county in 1SSG. '
DEFAULTED FOR MANY THOUSANDS.
Mount Caruoll, 111., Nov. L'0. Thurs
day of last week Abraham Lichty of this
place was seen to board a train lor Chica
go. Since that time all trace of him
has been lost and it is reported that he is
a defaulter for from i0,000 to $30,000.
Lichtv was administrator for several large
estates besides being guardian for a num
ber of heirs.
NOT VERY LARGE AFTER ALL.
St. Louis, JMo., Nov. 20. A. Fuller, su
perintendent of the Pacific Express com
pany, today stated to an Associated Press
reporter that the actual loss by the Pryor
Creek, Indian territory, train robbery
Sunday night, was 1.217. No clue to Qie
robbers as yet.
A BRUTE'S FATAL SHOT.
New YoiJK, Nov. 26. James Turney, the
crippled old watchman of the Morgan Line
pier tit the foot of King street, was snot
down and it is feared mortally injured
this afternoon by Joseph Kinney, a iong
shoreman, whose discharge for neglect of
duty the watchman had caused an hour
before. The shooting was done before at
leat 100 persons.
Sometime atterwarus when Kinney was
told that his victim was still alive, lie said
that he was sorry that he did not kill him
outright. Turney has a wife and child
who are helpless.
MRS. PETTUSHELD.
New YoiiK, Nov. 25. The jury in the
Pettus murder naiiest was out twelve
minutes. It found that Pettus camo to
his death by pistol shot wounds inflicted
by Hannah Southworth. Coroner Levy
held the prisoner without bail to await tho
action of the grand jurj.
Dyspepsia, the root of innumerable
evils, is readily cured "by taking Ayer's
Sarsaparilla.
WOULDN'T RECOGNIZE THE FLAG.
London", Nov. 26. The flag of the new
Brazilian republic was hoisted for the
first tima in English waters yesterday
with a result that must have been dis
couraging to tho over-zealous officer who
made haste to display his colors in ad
vance of formal recognition of the govern
ment whose emblem was thns flaunted.
The occasion of the display -was the arrival
ut Plymouth of the Brazilian war ship, to J
receive which the usual preparations were
made by the British war vessels aud forts,
and the customary signal to salute was
awaited from the flag ship of Admiral Sir
William MoutacuDowell. Wheu,however.
the flag of "The United States of Brazil '
was displayed instead of the expected im
perial ensigu. Admiral Dowell sent a re
quest to tho Brazilian commander to hoist
the recognized flag of Brazil, or, at least,
not to run up any other. The Brazilian
cantain declined to comply with the re
quest and the British forts and warship5?
lemained silent. It is probable that the
captain of the Brazilian ship will make
sncti representation of the affair as will.
call forth an intimation of England's atti
tude with regard to the new South Ameri-1
can government from the foreign office.
It is amusing to see
peonle with
their
faces drawn as if they had swallowed
a
feather and it was tickling their lungs
nnd they would be happy if they could
only sneeze. Now there is "no need of
"making faces.1' A bottle of Dr. Bull's
Conch Syrup will drawyour face back into
a &mile.
"Kings are like rtaTS. they rise and set.'
They have headache, cuts, and hurts like
meaner men, and are just as sure to call
for Salvation OiL
AFTER OTHER CORPORATIONS.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Nov. "J6. State
Treasurer Nolan d has addressed a circular 1
to all county Attorneys of Missouri direct
ing them To commence legal proceedings
against each -ana. every otuiamg and loan
association doing "business in tneir conn
ties. A Btat law requirinc these associa
tions to -deposit $100,000 in cash with the
state treasurer recently went into effect
and not one association has complied
with it.
i
SMI CONVENTION.
insist that it shall buy its silver at the
time of purchasing, and redeem its certifi
cates at the value of the bullion, or in the
standard dollars at the option of thdholder
at the time of redemption. In this way
the government, and not the individual,
wonld profit when the p rice of silver ad
vances, and the government, and not the
individual, undergo the loss when it de
clines, just as merchants or other dealers
suffer loss or gain in the purchase or sale
of other commodities'.
"Finally, the proposition is to make
these silver certificates which are termed
'warehouse receipts,' a legal tender.
ine proposition giving the legal tender
quality to circulating notes, as I have
6aid elsewhere, was discussed by the people
of this country previous to the adoption
of the constitution. It was, perhaos, the
most oimcuit question that was considered
by the fathers in the convention that pre
pared and finally adopted the constitution
of the United States.
"This question involves such serious,
such far reaching consequences that its
discussion has been avoided by all the
great financiers, by all the public men of
this country from the outset. From time
to time it has been brought before con
gress and laid aside as impracticable and
unwise, but finally placed npon the statute
book, not as a measure of choice, not be
cause any considerable number of mem
bers of congress believed in it, but because
they reluctantly came to the conclusion
that it was a measure necessary to provide
for carrying on a civil war unequaled in
the history of nations.
"The whole volume of business of this
country was carried on from its organiza
tion to the year 1S62 without any legal ten
der money. All political economists and
all financiers of note agree that the giving j
or tne quality ot Jegai tender to paper
money oy any nation is a greac inistaice.
We are in favor of the retirement rather
than the increase of legal tender. But
this proposition is to keep on buying silver
bullion monthly for nine years, upon a
rising market created by the purchaser, to
give the legal tender quality to 890,000,000
of certificates which now represent an in
trinsic value of 1 cents to the dollar.
Certificates issued by the government
should be received in payment of public
dues, but should not be a legal tender in
puyment of private obligations.
"There is really no prejudice among
bankers or among business men anywhere
against silver coin or silver as a material
for money, but they do object to all exper
iments and particularly to experiments on
a large scale, to be continued for a series
of years, which are almost sure to result in
degiading the standard of money.
"The policy of congress and the legisla
tion of late years has been to increase the
circulation of the present over-valued sil
ver dollar of 412 grains, and it was the
policy of the last administration, if not of
the present, in order to strengthen the gold
balance, to encourage the retirement of
the national bank note, and the smaller
denominations of legal tender notes, to
make room for the circulation of the paper
representative ot a forced silver coinage, in
every respect an inferior currency to tho
forms of paper for which it has been sub
stituted. "The capital and deposits of the banks
are loaned to millions of the people, and
often at rates much lower than the rates
fixed by law. The gold coin and the other
assets of the banks belong to the depositor
first, and then to the stockholders, who, as
a rule, are not rich men, but men of mod
erate means. And it is the depositors,
rather than tho banker, who suffers most
from an inferior currency.
"It is the duty of the officers of banks to
insist that the borrower shall pay in dollars
having the same intrinsic value as those
that were borrowed, iu order that depos
itors may be paid in dollars like those
which were deposited. To do less than this
would be gross negligence. 'Strict justice
aud a rigid performance of contracts are
the proper louudatious of all monetary
institutions.' "
Arouse the faculties, stimulate the circu
lation, purify the blood, with Ayer's Sar
saparilla. E0MANISM DEH0 UN0ED.
Bishop Potter Declares the
Ohnrch a
Menace to Liberty.
New Yokk, Nov. 20. The Baptist pas
tors' confereuce listened to an address yes
terday on "The Significance of the Roman
Catholic Congress and an Outline of the
Roman Catholic Movement of Today" by
tho Rev. D. C. Potter. He said: That
Catholic centenary congress in Baltimore
was a jubilee, a Roman victory. Its first
note was a pean, its last a doxology. Its
voice was deference, its grasp power, its
purpose advance, and that, dare I say? is
irresistible. It evaded nothing, quibbled
at nothing, but spoke out in a voice domi
nant and daring. The Protestant church
could stand on its platform with hardly a
pnrase changed. A new struggle with
Rome has begun. It is the irrepressible
conflict Romanism against reformation or
protestantism. Rome is grasping power,
She meddles with governments
all over the globe, seeking political place
to advance her selfish purpose. Rome is
horrors untold. Rome is hell. Rome, for
the first time in her history, has of late, in
her most gaudy regalia, been upon our
centennial platforms, and her pomp and
her power have hadrecognitiou.
"That white building on Fifth avenue
with the sky-piercing spires is the capitol
of our American metropolis. Tamman'
hall belongs to Rome. We are today un
der Roman rule.
"A present issue is that Romanists are
tired of being taxed for our public schools.
They call them 'Godless schools.' On this
point they will fight. If they can not win
today, they will wait. The unalterable
determination is to havo a proportionate
share of the school funds, aud who has the
temerity to say that the public school sys
tem is not already doomed. The summon
ing of the factions to the polls will not
wholly meet the issue."
"Merrily, merrily, shall 1 live now," the
little girl said, "for Fm not to be kept in
because of that horrid neuralgia. My
mamma has "bought a bottle of Salvation
Oil from the druggist and it cost only 25
cents a bottle."
New Jersey has a. Baptist minister who
claims to have baptized more people than
any other man in his church. The com
munity in which he resides ha been
grieved over his stubborn cough that has
interfered with his pastoral duties. A
physician recommended Dr. Bull's Couch
Syrup, and consequently there will be
baptism in his church next Sunday.
THE NEW POWDERS.
Wasaixgtox, Nov. G. The powders
which Secretary Tracy has been instru
mental in arranging to have manufac
tured in this country for use in the navy are
the Brown prismaticpowderand a smoke
less powder, the patents and processes of
which are controlled by the Rottwell com
pany of Germany. The secretary has been
informed by .Mr. Kratmeyer, managing
director of the London & CnUton Powder
company, of England, which manufac
tures these powders in England, tnat he
has made an arrangement with the con- i
tractor now fornisning powder to the ;
Uuited States navy, to manufacture them
in the United States and that as soon as
certain necessary changes in the plants i
shall have been effected the contractor
will be enabled to furnish the powders
named to this government.
That little tickling in your throat indi
cates catarrh, which is cured by Hood's
Sarsaparilla.
THE WAMEGO POSTOFF1CE.
LEAVEKWOirrH, Kan., Nov. 26. Hons.
William Zimmerman and Thomas Bsatty,
of Wamego, Pottawatomie county, were
in theuty, recently, in consultation with :
Congressman E. X. Morrill in refereisce to
the postoffiee at Wanego. Tn present in
cumbent is a Democrat, whose term of
office will soe terminate. Mr. Morrill
left ytriy for Washington, aad will
return to Leavenworth ricrioc the holi
days, t which time he will settle the
status of th Leaves worth postoffiee fijrbt
by intimating who will be chosen as Mr.
T. F. Lynch's nuccsssor.
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WESTERN MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL
Washington, Nov. 26. Fourth class
postmasters have been appointed as fol
lows: Iowa Point, Doniphan county,
Kansas, B. F. Hasness, vice L. R Flick,
removed; and the following- in Texas:
Haskell, Haskell county, Joseph W.
Evansville, vice. D. M. Winn, removed;
Mariedfield, Martin county, John B. Kouz,
vice John A. Kouz, resigned.
All the Kansas delegation is here now
excepting Representatives Fungton and
Perkins.
Congressman Charles STansur, of Mis
souri, arrivea today.
Pensions have been granted as follows
to Kansans: Original invalid: Reuben
T. Tiff, Ames; Buchen Jvirk, Parsons;
Charles N. Points. Havcnville: John
II. Crumb, Burlingame. Restoration:
Joseph Fisher, Bunker Hill. Increase:
John Thorpe, Russell; Johnson Bruner,
Fort Scott; Alfred Parks, Ink; Jacob
Carl, Larned: Charles O. Green, Coffey
ville; Peter Young, Media; William C.
Johnson, Burlington; Samuel McCrawdy,
Florence; Joseph Fields, Alma; Samuel M.
Robinson, Eureka; Emsley H. Hardy, Na
seatunga; Charles B. Jordan, Kingman;
Jacob Miller. Coffcvville: Francis M.
Thornton, Radical; Franklin Campbell,
Kirwin: Samuel Shepherd, Kingman; Da
vid F. Roberts, Pleasanton; Jeremiah
Gordy, Toronto; Henry Slater, Waterville;
Nicholas Belveal, Winfield; Joseph Simp
son, Spring Hill; Henry A. Carter, Solo
mon City; William Pesley, Burrton.
Original widows, etc: Minors of Lewis
Schilling, Inka; Caroline Egglesion, for
mer widow of Lewis Schilling, Inka; Caro
line, widow of Franklin Campbell, Kir
win: Angeline C. Cooley, former widow of
William Heely, Dongton.
THE MONTANA SQUABBLE.
Helexa, Mont., Nov. 25. There were
no new developments in the legislative
deadlock today. The committee from the
Republicans called on Governor Toole and
informed him their body was ready for
business. The governor received them
courteously and said that while personally
he was gltd to see them, he could not rec
ognize the committee officially, as the body
they represented had not met in the place
designated by him as the legisla
tive assembly hall. When the com
mittee made its report it was referred
back to them, and four more members
added, who will make a further report to
morrow. The Democratic house made its tem
porary organization nere tonight and ap
pointed a committee to notify the gov
ernor that it was ready for busiuess. Gov
ernor Toole coolly recognized the body
they represented, but said he would make
no communication to the legislature until
both bodies met iu joint session.
The senate met and adjourned, the Dem
crats still absenting themselves. On the
report ot the Republican committee who
waited on the governor it is thought the
tuture course of that party depends.
ANOTHER HAYTIEN REVOLT RU-
MORED.
New York. Nov. 20. The steamer
Prince Frederick from Port au Prince
November 20 arrived here today and
brought news of an uprising in Hayti
against Hippolyte. It is reported that
there 5,0W) men armed, engaged in the
movement.
At the offices of Kuhpert & Co. the
agents of the Prince Frederick, all knowl
edge of any insurrection on the island of
Hayti was denied. The captain of the
steamer had reported at the office and said
nothing about it. There were ten passen
gers on the steamer and it is thought that
some of the number started the rumor.
None of the passengers could be found.
MR. STUBBS' RETURN.
Xetv Yoke, Nov. 26. Mr. C. P. Hunt
ington made the following statement in
regard to the return of J. C. Stubbs' re
turn to the Southern Paciflc: "Mr. Stubb3
left tho Southern Pacific while I was in
Europe without consulting me, General
Hubbard or Mr. Stillraan. On my return
I sept for him to come to New York to see
Mr. Crocker who had also just returned
from Europe. General Hubbard.Mr. Still
man and myself held a consultation and
told him we thought he had not ought to
leave us after being with us bo many
years."
PRINTWORKS CONSOLIDATED.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 2G. A rumor has
been current in drv goods circles for some
days to the effect that a consolidation of
print works which will embrace the Man
chester at Manchester, N. H; the Pacific at
Lawrence and tho Indian Orchard, Mass.,
mills has been affected, the consolidated
interests to be controlled by British capi
tal. Treasurer Saltonstxll, of the Pacific
mills, was asked yesterday about the re
port, but would neither confirm nor deny
it.
PORTUGUESE ENCROACHMENTS RE
SENTED.
Looton, Nov. 2t The Pall Mall Ga
zette publishes a dispatch from Prime
Minister Salisbury to the British-minister
at Lisbon ordering the latter to protest
against the Portugese claiming countries
north and south of the Zambesi river in
Africa. Lord Salisbury says that Ma
shona land, which is a part ot the territory
referred to in the Portugese proclamation,
is under British protection.
PRLPARING FOR WAR.
CAIRO, Nov. 2(5. Sir Eveline Barrine,
the British consul here, and Colonel
Wadehouse are inspecting Wady-Halfa.
The Harras are preparing for the threat
ened advance of tne Mahdists.
BRAZIL'S FINANCES FIRM.
Paris, Nov. 20. The Banco National of
Rio de Janeiro telegraphs as follows:
"Everything satisfactory. Exchange 27K.
Internal stocks firm."
Weh anil Iire Combined.
It is a lamentable f ct that but one woma
in ten can reach her pocket to pnt her purs
in it. Sometimes it is deported m the scat
of the car; sometimes it is left on the counter
of a shop; aain, it is so carefully put away
at home that several weeks are devoted to its
search, and it is at last discovered in on of
Charlev's coats that he has put away to go to
w i v '
the cleaner's.
Where do you keep your watch Hanging
at the side, forgotten at home, or tucked in
some mysterious way in the bosom of your
f rock just so you can't get at it without un
buttoning the bodice and causing a blush to
come upon tbe face of the messsngw boy!
Be wise in your generation and make a syn
dicate, a combine, to look at, and the little
watch peeping out from the corner cf your
purse is a constant reminder to you that time
is money. You will clutch your purse with
greater vigor when you know it contain j
your time framed in small diamonds in it; j
then, too, you will not be likely to let it go,
as yon Till want every woman who has not
get the combination to see how lucky you
are. New York Sun.
Chancellor Thurlow made up in physical
earnestness for what be lacked in intellectual
force. He "rusfctd hie Achilles into ths field
and dealt desrnrctien aronod him more by tho
strength of his arm. the deep tones of his voice
and tha lightning of his y than by any pe
culiarity o genius. Frank H. Stauffer In
TbaJSncch.
0ST0I.
for Sen Mju, Tittt fftmk
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LITERARY LIGHTS.
Robert Browning calls Alfred Austin, the
poet editor of The National Review, "a Banjo
Byron."
Rhoda Bronghton, the novelist, lives in a
charming old house at Orford in the com
panionship of seventeen pug dogs.
Lady Colin Campbell's first literary work
was "Topo," a children's story written when
she was 16, and illustrated by Kate Greena
way. Benjamin Lossing, the historian, is "a man
of full stature, with a noble and distinguished
head, framed in gray hair and a bushy gray
beard.,
Charles Delmonico and John Chamberlin
are both writing syndicate letters which are
published in newspapers in all parts of ths
country.
Erik Brighteyes, the hero of Mr. Ridor
Haggard's new romance, is an Icelandic
chieftain of tha ancient days, and a per
former of glittering deeds.
Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller, now a
hopeless invalid, lives in Stafford county, Y.
She receives $5,600 a year for her sensational
stories in The Family Story Paper.
Edward Bellamy, the anthor of "Looking
Backward," now in its 122d thousand, spends
most of his leisure hours m sorting and label
ing his collection of rare sea shells.
It is said that only one man in England
knows more about things than does Andrew
Lang, and this "human encyclopaedia' is W.
Robertson Smith, a writer of rare grace and
finish.
Oliver Wendell Holmes is a methodical
worker, and when ha has any task in hand
makes it a rule to spend a certain number of
hours at his desk every day. writing and re
writing with infinite care.
Bronson Howard recently remarked: "I
suppose that I write a Whole play about three
times from beginning to end, but in doing so
I copy many whole scenes unchanged. Cer
tain parts of the play I may write six times
before it suits me."
H. W Grady, editor of The Atlanta Con
stitution, is a stout, black haired, black eyed
man of 39 and can appear either 15 or 50. He
is of an elastic temperament and believes in
relaxation, works like a Trojan, and frolics
with the zest of a boy.
Fitzgerald, compiler of the O'Connell Let
ters, and known in Dublin as "The Sham
Squire," the title of his remarkable novel of
twenty years ago, is a tall, spare figure with
white Dundreary whiskers. He dresses in the
costume of 1SS0, and to dignity of appear
ance he adds perfect charm of manner.
Walt Whitman, the good gray poet, has a
boy about 12 years of ago to drive him
around. Tho boy is clover. Ho recently
said: "I think a great deal of W. W. I
keep a note book and I put down all he saya
into the noto book, and after he's dead Fm
going to go round leotnring about him."
Ainsworth R. Spofford, the librarian of
congress, is a tall, square man, over 50 years
of age, with long, gray hair and the man
ners of a student; he has been in the library
since he was a boy, has a marvelous mem
ory, and can tell the location of almost
very book in the congressional library.
flo Was an Odd Genins.
Professor P. V. Hayden was the founder
of the system which developed into the geo
logical survey of the United States. lie was
a man of great genius and a renowned
scholar, but erratic and peculiar.
It was not uncommon for strangers to
follow him for Feveral blocks, their atten
tion arrested by his bowed figure as ho almost
ran for a few steps then suddenly stopped,
with his gray, sharp eyes fixed on the pavo
ment then ran again as if a sudden thought
had struck him; then they would inquire.
"Who can that poor insane man be?"
"While Professor Hayden was exploring the
land of the Sioux Indians some years ngo he
once, in his enthusiastic passion for geological
research, wandered away from his party; he
had loaded himself down with large speci
mens of mineral, and while tramping slowly
along in his absent minded way the Indians
captured him. They whooped and yelled at
their prize at first, but upon seeing all the
"rocks and worthless stones" which the poor
man was staggering under, and his composed,
abstracted manner, they decided that he was
"afflicted with a foolish mind." They took
him without protest on his part, which only
confirmed their fears; and after a few hours'
captivily the old scientist with "his rocks"
was led to tho nearest point of civilization
and "turned loose" lest tho Great Spirit should
punish them for any "harm done tho foolish
or simple minded."
Ho was daring, fearless and reckless indan
ger; a most distinguished scientific man, and
much beloved by the young men of his sur
vey. Pittsburg Dispatch.
The pupil should be taught to interpret the
trees, the waters, the flowers of summer, and
ho crystal forms of winter into a living
lough unwritten language. Henry Sabin
-Journal of Education.
Wild Cat Mine.
A few days ago a gentleman offered to gfvi
me several thousand dollars' worth of stock
if I would lend him my name and a little cash
to help along a new mining scheme. I didn't
want to land any friends I might have anj
Influence on in loesses, and declined the very
generous, or at least tempting, offer. I waj
onco badly bitten by following the lead of
an old friend, who had also been my school
master. This gentleman had an option on
some mining laud, lie was an expert geol
ogist, aud when he .he had been ou tb
property aud had made tho tests and asaayj
himself, his many friends had confidence in
hw report. The stock was divided into sev
enths, and I carried a third of my fnend'i
Kventh. The mine, if ever there was one,
cost us $105,000, and we sold it, after nearly
breaking our hearts over it, for just $1,000.
I never heard whether the purchaser ever
did anything with the property, or whether
" 7 , "L v" 7 F
centage 0f losses as we did. o mora mm
he came out of tbe deal with as heavy a per
for m. Interviow in St. cui Glob-Dao
ocrat
A Box of Safety Matches Free With
Bankrupt Stock of Boots and Shoes
Tremendous Slaughter of Prices.
In Eleven Tbonsand Dollar Slock of Boots and Shoes at l'our Own Price!
Having bought the Mammoth Stock of Boots and Shoes of J. C. Woodworth at forced
sale at about 50 cents on the dollar, eastern cost, I shall for the next 30 days
offer them at less than the cost of man afactu ring,
Hannan's Bess Hand-Sewed Shoes for S4.50, former price S7.0Q.
Ladies Best Hochester 37.00 will go at S4.50.
Tne best Turned Hand-Sewed Shoes, former price S5.00, now S3.00
Men's Calr Shoes, termer price S3. 00, now $1.90.
In faGt for SO days I will sell even-thing in stock at less than the otherTDeTchantspay for
them. Come and see me. Yours Truly,
13. H A. x o. . . '
raigga
PILLS
oPATENO
v MEi)icj& a jnm MaMmmmtmr uuiax.
For Billons and Nervous Disorders, sca as WiM an Pala i the StenacV tkk HmlatM.tMWMM.
Fulness, and Swelling after Meats. IHuituaRDrnMiMs,CMCMIls, FlatMafltt Hat.UHei
Appetite. Shortness tf Breath. Cestiients. Scany. AietobM m taa Skin. MstarM S, FHfktfel
Dreams, and all Nervous and Tremftliftf SeneatiaM. Ac. THE FlftST D&SE WILL tlVE RELIEF IN
TWENTY MINUTES. This is so fictioa. EjoyjaJferer fa earatatrr invited to try oae Box of these
Fills, and they tclU beaeknewtetgedta WndrftXiMclnt. "Worth vtriaeaaDox."
BEECHA'SPIIXS,UkMasdictwmBkklyrieUtc WEAK STOMACH; IMPAIRED DIGESTION; DISORDERED UVER;
they ACT LIKE MAGIC ;-f 01 mfrfc woadew apoa the Tital trf I 8tnafMsaat
the sauscalar System; restoring !sff4ost Caf ?!: brmgaigtwcktke a? ift TaMetlte.
aad arousing with the ROSEBUD OF HEALTH the mhmU phjfneal Mvyof thebataaarrake.
These are" tacts "admitted by tboa5aada,iaU classes c society, and oae of the bestgnaraa
tees to thsNcrrous and Debilka4.i that CECHAM'S PILLS HAVE THE LARGEST SALE OF ANY
PATENT MEDICINE IN THE WMLD. Full directions with each Box.
Prepared only by THOS. 1BECRAX. St. Helens, Laacashliv, KaalaadU
Bold by DrugffUU aenarmUy. B. F. ALLEN A CO., 365 and 387 Canal St., No York. Sola
Agents for the United States, trA, lif yctr druggist does sot keep tbcm,)
WILL MAIL BEECHABTS PILLS ON RECEIPT OF PRICE 25 CENTS A BOX,
CLOSING OUT CLOAKS!
The "ARCADE" This Week
The "Arcade" lias done an elegant business in cloaks and
Xewniarkets this season, but we fear the consequence of this
warm beautiful weather on the sale of these goods from this
on. "We do not want to carry a single garment over to next
year, and we therefore commence this week a
Grand Closing out Sale of all Our Cloaks !
KEGARDLESS OP COST.
To sell now for lew than cost is batter than to keep cloaks over and sell at a
profit next year. Read Carefully the MARK DOWN.
$45.00 Seal Plush cloak for S28.00
S40.00 "' " " " $26.00
$30.00 " u u " $20.00
S25.00 " " " " $17.00
$25.00 Bloth Newmarkat for $17.00
$20.00
$17.00
$15.00
$12.00
$10.00
$ aoo
This is a big loss to us, bufe better now than a greater
loss next year.
Dante's Inferno, Milton's Paradise Lost. Dore's Bible
Gallery, advertised elsewhere as six dollar books, for sale
by the "Arcade" only 1.2d.
Special sale of Silk Handkerchiefs this -week at
C i
129 N. Main St.
ARCADE
BABBING NONE.
SMITH &.
We are headquarters for Ladies'
Party and Reception Slippers.
"We have the Largest and Finest
Assortment ever shown in the City
Jn Bronze, Ozze and Swede Kid.
In colors to match the costume.
Call Early and Examine.
SMITH &3TOVEB
144 NORTH MAIN ST.
Knrouracins i. Hon.
A Kansas horse thief ran oft a vrduabli
animal, and being closely pursued hid in a
thicket. lie held the horde's jaw to prevent
his neighing, but the anha.il struck Inn.
doTrn, seized the fellow by tne leg and dro
him into tbe road, and he turned utit to be
chap with 3S0O reward on his head. Th
sheriff did the fair thing by th hors bj
presBtmg him with 10"J buitteb of oat.
Detro't Free Press.
TTattery.
Mrs. Quickritch Where have yon pat Mr.
Q., porter f
Portr In uppah 10, ma'rn; dat's whor b
blongs.
Mrs. Q. Quite right, porter; here is a dol
lar. Pittsburar Bulletin.
SFnoQ.
wVltTb
rmmlFA
$14.00
SIS 00
S1O.00
S 8.00
$ 6.00
$ 5.00
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W. J. WILSON, Manager.
STOVER'S.
To Ttir Itaaouinla.
It I a pity that to m&oj popI suffer with
:nscinmia when such a ilmpl preventive U in
reach. I hara a rlif which never fall.
When I find tajfiii towing I ftt up, walk
icrow tho SOor once or twice and then gist
n npphi, a pieco of bread, aaytfalag to arouso
2iy itomach and t is worktag. Ta mo
arjent it coEjincncofc it attract tin) attention
cf tbe nerves, no to cptak; tha tArr forget
they are "en edge" aad aro oon soothed la
dumber. Commence on tho lxuid to cur
lplrar!s, BOt externally, nor with dnj,
for theyaro ha deceivers. Interview la
St. LcuU GiotDaciacrat.
Ednnrcd ..oam (loss u today know
only to ta -orkl by hi first osd at& same.
Literary Leavta.
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