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A. L. Fontaink, Editor and Prop. GRAND RAPIDS, - WISCONSIN TELEGRAMS IX BRIEF. HURRICANE IN TEXAS. The Texas storm reached Newfound land, doing some damage, will rise to former greatness. Destruction was caused up and down the gulf coast, a hundred miles either way from Galveston by the hurricane. The official report on the storm shows the wind velocity 120 miles an hour and the tidal wave tour feet high. One report places the loss of life in Galveston and vicinity at 7,000 to 10,000 with a property loss of $z5,000,- OUC. Chicago will send a relief train to Galveston. The Rock Island road offered to transport provisions and furnishings free. A systematic effort is being made tc clear the wreckage at Galveston and the situation will be greatly improved within a few days. Eustace Taylor, a cotton merchant, said that Galveston would have a tem porary wharf within thirty days and shipping would be resumed. Cuicago subscription to the Galves ton fund amounted io $30,000, the clearing-house, with a gift of SIO,OOO, equaling the record in this country. The attempts at identification were abandoned. Fifty men were shot for rubbing the dead bodies. The quarter master advises the government that the city is ruined and cannot be re built. Merchants claim the contrary. The first assistance received b>- Galveston came in the shape of two small boats filled with provisions, which were issued at once. They dm little toward relieving the hungered, who have subsisted on water-soakea food since Saturday night. Attempts to count tue dean at Gal veston wore adaudoued. Over 50b bodies were burned. People settle down to bring about the order. Those who cannot work are being sent from the city. The total relief cash sub scriptions to date are $34V,835. the deatn list at Galveston is swelled to S.uuu. There is great distress among the survivors, and there is need for food, furnishings, and clothing. Feat ol pestilence exists. Bodies aie being buried m sea and burned, the smallei outside towns wiped out number seventy-five. Thu need of relief at Galveston io urgent. All undamaged provisions are exhausted, physicians are worn out and their medical stores expended. Hun dreds of dead bodies lie iu the streets and on the beach unburied and threaten the health of the survivors. Disinfectants are us necessary us food, medical attendance and shelter. CHINESE WAR. The kaiser forbade returned soldiers to talk about what they saw iu Chiua. Li Hung Chang declared the lives and property of Americans sate for the future. Li Hung Chang will start from Shanghai tor Tientsin to negotiate for peace. Four thousand allied troops marched from Tieu-Tsiu to clear the country ui marauding boxers. it is reported that several hundred Chinese and Coroau converts have oeen massacred on the Coroau border. Prince Cbing returned to Pekin at the request of the emperor to conduct the negotiations looking to peace. Boxers and big knives joined forces and defeated tne Chinese imperial troops north of Kiaug-Su province. An advance on Pao-Tiug-Fu by 4,0o <l allied troops has begun. All the powers but Germany are represented. Prince Clung told Minister Conger he couud not negotiate without Li Hung Chang. The latter was urged to hasten to Pekin. Five million taels iu the Russo China bank at Pekin were confiscated by Russia to insure payment of its in demnity. Prince Clung tells the Pekin minis ter that he cannot begin peace negotiations without the aid of Li Hung Chang. It has become definitely known in London that tiie British government opposes tiie withdrawal of the troops from Pekin. Li Hung Chang reiterates that he will furnish protection to Americans in China and will do all iu his power to bring peace. The assassin of Baron Yon Kettelei has been arrested. He says the Chinese government ordered the as sassination. Russians killed 200 boxers as a punishment tor an attack on .Russian workmen employed on railroad con struction near Pekin. Japan has given informal warning at Washington tiiat in case of the parti tion of China she will take Amoy and the province of Fuhlclen. The situation at Amoy, China, hav ing apparently cleared up considerably, the navy department yesterday in structed Admiral Remey to dispose as he dooms best of the gunboat Castine, which was sent to that port some days ago when the Japanese landed marine*. Italy is said to have instituted peace negotiations and has addressed a note to the powers. The integrity of the empire is insisted upon. A dispatch from Amoy to Berlin says that both the Japanese and English marines were withdrawn yesterday and that everything there is quiet. H. T. Bossman. a Chinese reformer, reached Honolulu bound for San Fran cisco. He said he was going to raise recruits for a reform army for China. Suspicion is growing that the kaiser and czar have a common purpose in China. France, Japan, and the United States are ready to withdraw troops from the capital. The studiously moderate tone of Em peror William's speech at Stettin is much remarked at Ixmdon. There was nothing of the mailed fist or of revenge in his utterances. It is reported that Russia's ulti matum to Li Hung Chang has been de clared unreasonable by the Chinese diplomat and that he has deferred his journey to Pekin in consequence. Consul General Goodnow finds that ninety-three Americans and British missionaries were murdered in China and one hundred and seventy are miss ing and probably met the same fate. A Tientsin correspondent says; “The Germans paired with the Americans in the march through the forbiduen city. The British naval brigade and the marines of the legation guards left Pekin. Dispatches to the Berlin Cologne Ga zette announce that all classes of the Chinese population believe that the Chinese have been victorious over the allied troops. Striking illustrations c. this are given. An undated dispatch from Shanghai to Berlin, announces the arrival there from Pekin of Dr. Von Rosthorn Austro-Hungarian charge d'affaires in China, and Dr. F. M. Knobel, rainistei of the Netherlands. A Pekin correspondent says Mr. Con ger has written a letter asserting that without the aid of the American mis sionaries the defense of the legations would have been impossible. Accord ing to this correspondent the Unitea States minister has received congratu latory telegrams from President Mc- Kinley and others. Nothing came to the state depart ment from Consul John Goodnow, at Shanghai, confirmatory of the press report that Li Hung Chang has asked for an American escort to Pekin, in the absence of a notification of such s request the officials prefer not to make any statement in regard to their re ception of such a request. The war department has been in formed that the transport Warren ar rived at Nagasaki and that the trans port Aztec arrived at Kobe, Japan. The Warren has aboard two battalions of the ninth cavalry and the Aztec the horses of the third cavalry. In ac cordance with the decision of the war department not to send any more troops to China both transports have been ordered to proceed to Manila. OUR ISLANDS. The export duty on low grade of tobacco shipped from Cuba may be removed. A monument to General Henry W. Lawton was unveiled at Fort Wayne, Ind. Governor Mount and W. J. Bryan spoke. A mutiny among native convicts in the Bilibid is mentioned in papers just received from that city. Four of the rautinees were killed and 15 wounded. Army officers are figuring on the use of native troops after the volunteers quit the islands next June. The services rendered by the Macabees and other tribes demonsarate that the Filipino can be made a good soldier. IN SOUTH AFRICA. Lord Roberts reports a fight between boers and Canadians guarding a rail way, but does not give the result. The flight of Kruger to Lourenzo Marquez is regarded in London as an early end of the war. Kruger obtained six months’ leave, Shalkburger is act ing in his place. He has gone to Gurop*. DOMESTIC. Chicago September wheat, 73 1 / £c. Diphtheria is epidemic in South Bend Ind. The republicans carried Maine by over 33,000 majority. A maniac at Fort Scott, Kan., mur dered his grandmother. The condition of spring and winter Wheat Sept. 1 was 09. G. Duluth, Minn, has 52,909 inhabitants, a gain of 59.95 per cent, over 1890. Crowds greeted McKinley on his trip from Somerset, Pa., to Canton, 0. The four breweries at La Crosse, combined with capital of $1,200,000. Scarcity of cows may send the price of milk in New York to eight cents. The Union Veteran legion’s national encampment opened at Fort Wayne, Ind. The father of Emma Abbott has be come insane over the money she lext him. In Kentucky a bulldog bit a baby’s head off and the child's mother went insane. Gov. Roosevelt made two speeches at La Crosse and proceeded to the Da kotas. Gross increase in earnings of $6,438,- 976 is shown in the New York Central's annual report. Thirteen Chicago national banks gained $9,734,090 in deposits from June 29 to Sept. 5. A monument to Stephen C. Foster, the famous song writer, was unveiled at Pittsburg, Pa. Fire at Narragansett Pier destroyed the Casion and Hotel Rockingham. Loss. $300,000. The New Hampshire republican state convention nominates Chester B. Jordan for governor. Ruysdael's famous painting, Silenus Somnolens. was stolen en route from Naples to New York. Woolley and a party of prohibition speakers will start on a special train for a tour of northwest. General Joseph Wheeler was placed on the retired list, having reached the age of 64. the service limit. A Louisville girl, missing for six months, has been earning her living as a stable boy and horse jockey. Anna Doag, of Millerton, N. Y., pre fers poverty to a legacy of $6,000 and home left her by her employer. Thieves robbed South Evanston private bank in the afternoon by work ing an old game on the proprietor. Frederick S. Kent, a pioneer teleg rapher of the days Samuel B. Morse, died suddenly of apoplexy iu Chicago. Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus’ new church at SS Washington street, Chicago, is to he twelve stories high and to cost $600,000. The Chicago white stockings clinch ed the pennant emblematic of the championship of the American league. An excursion steamer with 600 pas sengers abroad foundered off the coast of Massachusetts, but all on board were saved. Rev. George C. Lorimer of Tremont Temple, Boston has refused to accept an increase of salary offered by his church. John Reeder, an old soldier, killed his wife and himself in New York be cause he was jealous of two adopted children. German Catholic societies voted at Peoria to join the federation. Nicho las Gonner, Dubuque, was elected president. William J. Meyer, of Brooklyn, dived into the mud of Coney Island creek and, powerless to free himself, met a dreadful death. Census figures show that the men in Chicago outnumber the women by 51,755. The figures are: Males, 878,- 160; females, 820,415. It is stated that the annual report o’ Comptroller of Currency Dawes will show chat the United States leads ai. other countries in banking. Leaders of the republican and demo cratic campaigns consider fight a dull one and discuss the apathy of the peo pie toward politics this year. It is said the cost of changing the dry docks at tne Mare island and League island yards will involve an additional expenditure of $750,000. The annual report of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Sc. Paul road shows the gross earnings amounted to $41,884,632 for the year ending June 30, 1900. David B. Hill introduces a resolution before the New York state democratic convention denouncing the ice trust. Stanchfield was named for governor. President Mitchell of the United Mine Workers ordered a general strike in the anthracite region, to take effect Monday. Over 140,000 men are af fected. The Western insurance union elected James M. Decamp, Cincinnati, presi dent; L. S. Blackwelder, Chicago, vice president; P. D. McGregor, Chicago, secretary. Five members of the Duncan Clark's female minstrel company were killed in a train wreck on the Illinois Central at Mounds, 111., and eleven others fatally injured. Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus resigned from the presidency of the Armour institution, Chicago, in order to take more complete charge of Central church. Secretary Thompson, of the National Glass Company, told the Industrial Commission that his company’s prices are about 15 per cent, higher here than abroad. Tha Central Trust company, New , York, began foreclosure proceedings against the United States Milling com pany at Milwaukee. The plan is to reorganize. A corner’s jury at Lansdal, Pa., has held the Reading Railroad company and several employes responsible for the wreck of the Atlantic City ex cursion train. George Zimmer, manager of the Lexington, Neb., telephone exchange and a companion named Thomas, of Kearney, were drowned while attempt ing to ford the Loup river. It is reported at Frankfort, Ky., that efforts will be made to indict Senator Deboe, Former Governor Dradley and other prominent Kentuckians for com plicity in the Goebel murder. The closing of the rubber factory in Newtown, Conn., by the rubber trust will take from the town its only indus try and throw more than half the male population of the place out of work. The Abbott reduced the world’s mile trotting to wagon record at Charter Oak Park, Hartford, Conn., to 2:05 1 / £. The former record was 2:09%, held by Lucille and made at Cleveland in 1891. * Extremely high winds did great damage throughout liunois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. St. Paul, Minn., reported a record rainfall. The fruit belt was damaged at least $15,000. In New York, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Ann Shep herd, seventy years old, was married to her dead husband’s brother, sixty-nine years old. General Manager Russell Harding of the Missouri Pacific railway, while en route east with his wife and some friends, was taken suddenly ill and when the train reached Toledo he was taken to a hospital. Mrs. Evangeline Claire O’Neil, wife of Chicago’s famous barley king, balks lawyers who tried to secure admissions from her regarding $50,000 worth of clothes and jewelry alleged to have been purchased on credit from Chicago merchants. Auditor of Public Accounts McCul lough. Springfield, 111., received word tiiat the Lamont State bank was about to make an assignment and that this couid be averted by an assessment of from 30 to 35 per cent, on shares oi stockholders. Miss Mabel McKinley, the favorite niece of the president, was married at Somerset, Pa., to Dr. Hermanns L. Baer. The head of the nation used his official prerogative to be the first to extend congratulations. Dr. and Mrs Baer are now in Chicago en route to the Pacific coast. F. & M. P. No. 4, 485 passengers, ar rived in Milwaukee after passing through the severest storm the captain ever experienced. Ten passengers were injured. Schooner Dundee foun dered off Cleveland. Kate Hoffman, cook, was drowned. The steamer Lawrence arrived at St. Joseph, after beating about in the storm twenty eight hours and going 300 miles in making her journey from Milwaukee. The steamer John B. Lyon foundered off Conneaut, 0., and fourteen of the crew of sixteen perished. FOREIGN. The French cabinet may resign to succeed Loubet. Nine members of Wells expedition to Tortuga island were killed by the cannibals. A Swiss anarchist arrested in Spain was sent from New York to kill Presi dent Loubet. The lord mayors of London and St. Petersburg will dine with the 2,000 mayors of France. William D. Evans, friend of Ameri can naval officers in South America, died at Montevideo. London papers doubt the story that Yerkes has secured the charter for an underground road. A three-sided war in South America among Peru, Chile and the Argentine Republic is threatened. The Servian king issued a statement that aP intrigues against that throne will be treated as treason. The steamship Coptic is reported quarantined at Kobe, Chinese on board having the bubonic plague. The Manchester (England) cotton spinners have decided not to purchase American spot cotton during Septem ber. Hungarian authorities checked emi gration to tae United States by circu lating letters appealing for aid to return home. At Maisons-Lafitte, Paris, first “Cash" Sloan on the Due De Gromont’s Barnvelt won Prix de Chamant, 5,000 francs, over a course of 22 100 meters. A search of the anarchist arrested in Spain revealed newspaper clippings showing that the reds are closely watching President Loubet of France. The statement of the board of trade, London, for the mouth of August shows increases of 1.403,700 pounds in imports and 7,236.200 pounds in ex ports. Lieut.-Col. Livermore, military at tache of the United States legation at Stockholm, who has been spending several days in Berlin left for Stettin in Emperor William’s suite, to attend the maneuvers. . It is said in court circles at Berlin that Queen Victoria will visit the dowager empress Frederick next month unless the latter’s condition meanwhile should considerably improve which is nor probable. Over a dozen white settlers of Queensland have been murdered, ac cording to a report, several with great cruelty by the Queensland blacks. Trackers with bloodhounds are pur suing the murderers. POLITICAL. The democratic state conventions of California, Nevada and T'tah nominat ed electoral tickets. Gov. Roosevelt made ten speeches in Michigan, and at the end his voice was so badly exhausted that he may not be able to continue the campaign. Wharton Barker expects the middle of the road populists to carry Georgia and elect several southern congress man. He estimates total vote at 1,- 500,000. OJIBWAY SKILL. Indians Who Are Very Clever as Woodworkers. A class of woodworkers who have never been organized into unions, per haps because no business agent knows their language, is the Chippewa, or Ojibway Indians. In the forests of Minnesota and of northern Michigan these primitive woodworkers live. An ax and a drawknife, an awl and a pocket-knife complete their fullest set of tools. With these they produce wooden articles of beauty and utility. The genius of these workers is of wide scope, their work ranging from the graceful sailboats of unequaled speed, in which they fish for food or race fo; pleasure, to the carved crosses whicn mark the graves of their children. From the handling of a “forest giant” in the lumber camp to the carving of an arrow, the Ojibway Indian shows his peerless skill as a woodworker. The arrows of the other Indian tribes have sharp, pointed heads, and require feathering to make them go true, and to carry them point-on to the object aimed at. The arrows of the Pueblo and other southern Indians have delicately pointed tips of steel or flint, which cleave the air. The Ojib way’s arrow differs from these. The head is a heavy, broad-faced block of wood; from this blunt head, broader than the face of a half-dollar the arrow tapers, cone-like, to a narrow stem, which gradually diminishes in size to the notched end. This arrow looks awkward, with its broad head, heavy' enough to crush the skull of a deer, but scientists say it is the ideal form of projectile. The Mackinac boats of the Ojibways are built on the lines of their arrows —broad of bow and tapering gracefully aft. These Indian men are not the only skilled woodworkers of the northern forests. The women and children make baskets of thin strips of the iron wood, and various kinds of fancy work from the tough birch bark. To orna ment the baskets and toy birch bark canoes, quills of the porcupine stained in bright colors are used to embroider pictures of stars of flowers upon me bark. With such nicety do the Indian women and children weave the baskets of brightly-colored strips of wood that many visitors to Mackinac island and the other northern summer resorts fail to appreciate the worth of the Indian wares, mistaking them for the product of machinery in city factories. REFLECTIONS OF GOETHE. Of all peoples the Greeks have dreamt the dream of life best. How can a man come to know him self? Never by thinking, but by do ing. Try to do your duty, and you will know at once what you are worth. What a man does not understand he does not possess. Faith in one's self is private capital kept in one’s own house. There are public savings banks which supply in dividuals in their day of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his in terest for himself. One need only grow old to become gentler in one’s judgments. I see no fault committed which I could not have committed myself. Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern our selves. OLD IRONSIDES. Ay, tear her tattered ensign down; Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rang the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar: The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck once red with heroes’ blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe. When winds were hurrying o'er the flood. And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the seal 0. better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave; Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave; Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale! —Oliver Wendell Holmes. UNTOLD DISASTER EXTENT OF THE RUIN AT GAL VESTON STILL UNKNOWN. PROPERTY LOSS MILLIONS Loss of Life Cannot Be Computed. But Is Estimated at Between 4,000 and 5,000 —Martial Law Declared in Stricken District—Negroes Shot fur Robbing the Dead. Austin, Tex.. Sept. 13. — Gov. Sayres yesterday made the following state ment on the Galveston disaster: "The conditions at Galveston are fully as bad as reported. Communication, however, has been re-established be tween the island and mainland and hereafter the transportation of supplies will be less difficult. The work of clearing the city is progressing fairly well and Adjutant Gen. Scurry is pa trolling the city for the purpose of preventing depredations. The most conservative estimate as to the number of deaths places them at 2,000. The contributions from citizens of this state and the other states are coming in rapidly and liberally and it is confidently expected within the next ten days the work of restoration by the people of Galveston will have begun in good earnest. The destruction of property has been great, and not les than $10,000,000, but it is hoped and believed that even this great loss can be overcome, through the en ergy and self reliance of the people.” During the day contributions fairly deluged the governor, upwards of SIOO.- 000 having been received. Gov. Sayers received a message from General Man ager Trice of the International & Great Northern railway, who is conducting relief operations at Galveston, saying one train consisting of about three hundred Galveston people was brought to Houston yesterday and another trainload, mostly of women and chil dren, last night. The following report was also received from Adjutant Gen eral Scurry at Galveston: “The streets are patrolled by soldiers to prevent thieving. The work of clearing the city is progressing fairly well. The most conservative estimate made of deaths is 2,000.” Gov. Sayres yesterday began receiv ing reports from various points along the gulf coast which would Indicate there has been great property' damage done for several hun dred miles and that the list of Galves ton fatalities and suffering will be largely augmented. Down the coast from Galveston, the towns of Dickin son. Alvin, Alta oma, Texas City and Brookshire were wrecked and hundreds left destitute. Richmond is so badly demolished it will require weeks to clear the town. Missouri City ana Stafford, just opposite, were entirely demolished and the few remaining peo ple in these places have no homes to cover their heads. Bay City was wrecked with much loss of life. Pat ton, Rollover, Bolivar Point, Quintana, Sugarland, Belleville, Wharton, Fair view, Missouri City Sartartia, Areola and El Campo are all reported to be heavy sufferers, both in point of prop erty destroyed and lives lost. Owing to the fact that telegraph service is badly crippled, Gov. Sayres cannot ascertain the exact number of dead at the points named, but it is approxi mated at 500. Ghouls Run Riot. Dallas, Sept. 13.—W. H. McGrath, manager of the Dallas Electric com pany, just from Galveston, said: “The vandalism at Galveston is horrible. The most rigid enforcement of martial iaw has not been able to suppress it entirely. Adjutant General Scurry’s men arrested a hundred or more ne groes. Forty-three of these found with effects taken from dead bodies were tried by court martial. They were convicted and ordered shot. One negro had twenty-three fingers with rings on them in his pocket.” Property of Island Wrecked. Chicago, Sept. 13—The following statement was received late yesterday; “Galveston Sept. 12. —A summary of the conditions prevailing at Galveston is more than the human intellect can master. Briefly stated, the damage to property is anywhere between $15,00u,- 000 and $20,000,000. Tim loss of life cannot be computed. No lists could be kept and all is simple guess work. Those thrown out to sea and buried on the ground wherever found will reach the horrible total of at least 3,000 souls. An estimate of the loss on the island and city of Galveston, and the imme diate surrounding district is between 1,000 and 5,000 deaths. This statement is not made in fright or excitement. The whole story will never be told be cause it cannot be told. Not a single individual escaped property loss. T lie property on the island is wrecked; fully one half was totally swept out of exist ence altogether. Hein must be imme diate.*’ Galveston, Sept. 15. —The first real attempt to clear away the great mass of debris piled along the beach front for a distance of several miles was be gun yesterday. It is hoped a vigorous prosecution of this work will lead to early recovery of the bodies still in the debris. That there are many of them there is no shadow of doubt, as the stench at different points is abso lutely sickening. Everywhere little groups of men, women and children, some of them poorly provided with raiment, were digging in the ruins of their homes for what little household property they could save. The exodus from the city was heavy yesterday, and hundreds more are eager to go who are unable to secure transportation. Ship ping men say the damage to the wharves is by no means as serious as at first supposed. The piling for a considerable distance along the bay front successfully withstood the pound ing it got from the wind and waves, and business men find a measure of consolation in this. More hopeful re ports were received yesterday touching the water supply. The ice supply con tinues bountiful and at many corners lemonade is being served. More effec tive measures were taken yesterday to keep the undesirable element off the island. Soldiers patrolled the water front and challenged all who could not show proper credentials or who were unwilling to work for the privilege of coming into the town. Assurances were received from the railroads that they will do ail in their power to re open communication. NO COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA. So Says a Man Traveling in Foreign Lands. Dr. Everett H. Merwin, a former well known Maryland boy. who has been for some time past a Kansas City phy sician. is making a trip arcund the world. He has sent a letter from Singapore, dated June 19, in which he says in a private letter to the editor; “Almost every young man imagines be would be more contented and make more money if he could only locate in some foreign country. For those not fortunate enough to be born in the United States this is true, but of the Americans who seek fortunes in other lands many are failures and spend the best part of their lives chasing phan toms. America is the only place where a man can make a living with his hands and at the same time be a gen tleman. In England the tradesmen are not recognized in polite society and a laborer is treated more like a deg than a man. There is almost as much caste in England as in India. Wages are about half of those paid iu the States, and a boy, to get a position in an office or store, must pay for it. Every English paper contains linos like this: ‘Wanted —Young man in efry goods store. Premium 10 guineas.’ In other words, he must pay SSO before he can go to work. For the first four or five years he receives no wages and boards himself. At the end of that time, if he thoroughly understands his business and has proved himself hon est and reliable, he will make from $s to $lO per week. All over Europe the conditions of the working classes are the same as in England, and in many cases worse, so it is no wonder that emigrant ships bound for America are crowded and make the return voyage empty. Africa is anew country, but at present the labor is all done by the natives, who work for almost nothing. For every position which can be filled by an intelligent young man with a high school education there are 50 ap plicants. Before the war opened free soup kitchens were running in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and, in fact, all the principal cities in South Africa raised funds to feed the unemployed. Until quite recently all the Japanese government offices were held by men from England and America, but now they have all been discharged and Ja panese put in there places.” EVADING THE CENSOR. Censorship was maintained pretty rigidly during the Spanish-American war. Most of the correspondents faithfully observed the rules. Some others, however, tried various methods and devices to evade them. When Sampson sailed for Porto Rico in the early spring a young correspondent at Key West who knew of the plan raked his brain to think of a way to commu nicate it to his home office. Just as he was about to put to sea himself in a dispatch boat he sent a telegram to his office reading as follows: “Tell father I have gone to Porto Rico.” He argued that this was a very sim ple cipher for the people in the office to read. He confided his great scheme to none of his associates and for a couple of weeks hugged himself with the idea that he had “beaten” them all. When he returned to Key West a tel egram from his paper was handed him. He opened it, expecting to read con gratulations, and nearly fainted when he saw these words: “Have made inquiries, but have been unable to find your father.” —New York Sun. COULDN’T RESIST. An eccentric clergyman in Cornwall had been much annoyed by the way the members of the congregation had of looking around to see late comers. After enduring it for sometime he said on entering the reading desk one day: “Brethren, I regret to see that your attention is called away from your religious duties by your very natural desire to see who comes in behind you. I propose henceforth to save you the trouble by naming each person who may come late.” Ho then began, “Dearly beloved,” but paused half way to interpolate. “Mr. S., with his wife and daughter.” Mr. S. looked rather surprised, but the minister, with perfect gravity, re sumed. Pesently he again paused. “Mr. C. and William D.” The abashed congregation kept their eyes studiously bent on their books The service proceeded in the most or derly manner, the parson interrupting himself every now and then to name some newcomer. At last he said still with the same perfect gravity: “Mrs. S. in anew bonr et.” In a moment every feminine head in the congregation had turned around. — Millinery Trade Review. MAUDE ADD AMS’ MOUNTAIN HOME. Miss Maude Addams, in addition to her wellknown Long Island farm, has a cottage in the Katskills in a re stricted little village and in the most inaccessible part of the village. To this house she goes for the thorough rest needed after a winter’s exhaust ing work and to be gained in the se clusion of her mountain retreat. Her own room is sixty feet long, to permit rehearsals when desirable. The Kendals, in London, who have been busily rehearsing anew play by Mrs. W. K. Clifford entitled Unwisely but Too Well, have been chagrined by the discovery that Sydney Grundy's play, A Debt of Honor, produced at St James’ theater, is almost a replica of the work they had in hand. Arizona, Gus Thomas’ great Ameri can play, had its initial New York opening recently and scored an im mediate hit. ’ BADGER BRIEFS. At Appleton Miss Anna E. Smith and Mr. Mike Moran were married. At Canary David Flink was kicked in the face by a horse and may die. Henry M. Henke ana Augusta Wie &eler of Deer Creek were married. i Joseph Wager, aged 18 years, was kLled whiie chopping near Perronville. At Sheboygan Falls George Spratt was nominated for the assembly by re publicans. At Appleton Matt Heigle and Albert Boehm were each fined $25 and costs for fishing with nets. A prisoner of the Waukesha jail named James Stanton died from the effects of wood alcohol. Miss V’ilda Hancock of Tomah has been appointed teacher at the Standing Rock, North Dakota, agency at S6OO a year. Ihe Appleton physicians who gave valuable aid at the recent wreck at Der pere have received from the railroad company checks for $25 each. At Wausau, Judge Silverthorn fixed the bail of John Robins, the man who shot W . W. 1 enelon of Rhinelander, at $7,000. Pe man is still in jail. M. J. Deutsch and Miss Meda Clark, both formerly of New London were married in Chicago. Mr. Deutsch is secretary of the Building Trades coun cil in Chicago. F. W. John has been appointed post master at Gillett, Oconto county, vice J. W. Pinch, removed and William A. Crothers at Lakeside, Adams county, vice L. Z. Sperbeck removed. At La Crosse William Gable, a build ing contractor, died, aged 64 years. Six weeks ago he dropped the end of a tim ber on his leg, making a bruise from which blood poisoning resulted. Grace Goff and Hattie Brummele, two girls employed in the paper mills at Brokaw, fell with a portion of the floor, eighteen feet. They were buried under a pile of paper, but neither was serious ly hurt. Theodore Hart of Wausau fell from a scaffold 100 feet high at Iron River and broke his jaw and one leg in two places. He was taken to a hospital in West Superior where it is thought he will recover. An additional free delivery service has been ordered at Green Bay, to take effect Oct. 1. It will embrace an area of forty square miles with a population of 1,350. George Johnston was ap pointed carrier. Wisconsin pensions granted: Ori ginal, Nathan Stiner, Merrill, $6; Asa K. Stickuey, Gillett, $6; additional, William Querman. National home, Mil waukee. sl2; increase, Oscar O. Snyder, Wisconsin veterans’ home, Waupaca, $lO. George F. Chester, clerk of the courts of Duluth, was found dead in bed at the West Superior hotel. In one pocket was a pistol and in the other a bottle of chloroform, but there was no evidence of either having been used. Atty. F. C. Cady, who was the reform candidate for mayor of Green Bay at the election last spring suffered a ser ious injury Friday. His horse rau away and he was thrown against an iron hitching post. The cartilage that holds the ribs to the breast bone was torn apart. Harry Olson of Racine, one of the best known breeders of blooded pigeons in southern Wisconsin, and who has nearly 1,000 in his coops, says that diphtheria has broken out among the birds and that within two weeks he lost $250 worth. The disease attacks the pigeons in the throat and soon they suffocate. George Wilkofspy of Waterford, Ra cine county was arrested on the charge of entering the home of J. E. Beck and taking a gold watch case, old coins and a sum of money. The property was found on his person and he admitted the theft. Two years ago he robbed a barber shop at Rochester and served twelve months in the reformatory at Green Gay. He is only 18 years of age. At Green Bay Ellen Doyle, the 10- year-old daughter of Attorney M. J. Doyle, was drowned. The little girl had been to the east side on an errand and was returning to her home about 5 o’clock in the afternoon. As she was crossing the bridge the draw bridge be gan to open for the yacht Aldokin. The little girl made an attempt to jump from the approach to the draw. She missed and fell into the river twenty feet. Gilbert Defebre was near and hastily tying a rope around his arm threw one end to his companion and jumped in after her. In jumping the rope was pulled tight and Lefebre’s arm was dislocated, which disabled him. The girl did not come to the sur face after going down. Recently May Colton, daughter of R. Colton, one of the richest and best known farmers in Green county, was married to Joseph Mitchell, the son of another rich farmer near Monroe. In connection with the ceremony there was a .Mast. Very soon after the peo ple, numbering over fifty, had left the table many of them began to feel sick. R. Colton was taken with gripes that came near terminating in death. Rev. Mr. Aldrich and wife were also very 111 and thirty others thought the end had come. Dr. Newsome who was present was so sick he could not lend any as sistance. The bride and groom left the table for the railway train and on the way to Janesville they were taken desperately ill. When they reached Janesville they summoned Dr. Palmer and he relieved them somewhat, but they were ill during the night and left for home in the morning, cutting short an extended honeymoon trip. Physi cians say the cause of the trouble was the icecream eaten. WHY BEVERIDGE DOOK.S OUNG. Mr. George W. Perkins, the insur ance man, tells this about Senator A. J. Beveridge to The Saturday Evening Post: “One night at a reception which the Senator and I attended soon after his election, the hostess said in mock surprise: “ ‘Are you Senator Beveridge—the Senator from Indiana?’ “The Senator bowed modestly. “ ‘lt hardly seems possible! Why, you are a mere beardless youth!’ “ ‘Madam,’ replied Mr. Beveridge without a smile, T shave.’ ”