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Unarmed, Love wins her bloodless battles here Against her stubborn foes; She conquers Hate, and routs the coward Fear, And swiftly overthrows Proud Self and blind Ambition. She de thrones King Greed, whose worldly sway Has ruled men's minds in all the earth ly zones From *;he remotest day! She toileth in the silences to gain The victory o’er Wrong; -Crim Avarice resists her power in vain— Her power, a heart-born song! She worketh with her miracles to glean Men’s thought and to restore That which they yearn to know of the Unseen, To their soul’s sight once more! 0 Love, how mighty shall thy triumph be, Which now hath but begun; Xiook where thine adversaries turn and flee Before Life’s dawning sun! A.s vapors vanish ’fore Aurora’s beam, When day disperses night. disappear before thy power supreme The enemies of Right! ■Unarmed, Love comes and scatters far and wide The hosts of selfish sin; with what grandeur doth her rising tide O’er life’s dark shoals flow in! -s*-Boston Transcript. [Copyright, 1597, by F Tennyson Neely.] CHAPTER IX. — Contested. “Bless my soul!” said Folsom. “I supposed that was what she was for. TVhat did these women mean by tell ing me I must have a companion—a : guide, etc.?*’ “They meant, you blessed daddy, that they wished to provide you with —one of their number, and me —with something I ao not want. If Mrs. Fletcher is to be housekeeper. I have nothing to say. but—don’t you think your big daughter old enough and wise enough to select her own com panions? Daddy dear,’’ she continued, after a little pause, and nestling close to him with a pathetic look in the big Frown eyes, her lips twitching a bit, 4 T know how loving and thoughtful you ha\ ' been in all this, and I wouldn’t have you think me ungrate ful, but —did you believe I was always .going to be a little girl? What do you suppose I studied housekeeping for at school? Mrs. Fletcher is en gaged, I presume, and I can't ask you to undo that now, but I wish you had written to me first. However, if you fiomt mind, there’s somebody I’d rather you would invite to take the fourth seat to-day, and then you can have Pappoose beside you, if you wish.” “Why, of course, sweetheart, any one you like.” “Lieut. Loomis, then, daddy—the of ficer we met on the train. Jessie likes him, and he’s such a friend of her brother —the only one we have yet seen who seems to know him at all. Then you could ask him to dinner, too.” Folsom’s face was a study. Doubt and perplexity both were twitching in the little muscles about his lips. “We met three officers, did we not, Elinor, and I had thought —somewhat of — asking the major and his guest. He said he wished to call. He was here while we were driving yesterday. T met him later.” “Yes, I saw his card,” was the hur ried, indifferent answer. “But they are not like Mr. Loomis. Daddy, I did not at all like that Capt. Xewhall, or for that matter—” “They both seemed prodigiously struck with you,” said Folsom, in mis guided confidence, yet pardonable pride. “They’ve done nothing but talk to me about you ever since.” “They did nothing but talk to me all the way over the mountains, ex cept when they were out taking what 1 have reason to believe was an occa sional drink, daddy mine. Jess had Mr. Loomis to herself. They have found your weak spot, daddy. They know you love to talk of your daugh ter. You have only known Maj. Bur leigh a little while. Is it not so?” “Only within the j’ear, perhaps, though of course I’ve heard of him a great deal.” “And this Capt. Xewhall, whose reg iment is in Louisiana while he’s out here on leave —I thought officers went east when they got leave.” “Xewhall saj’s he’s out looking over aome mining schemes. He has money to invest, I believe.” “He should invest some money in a traveling suit, daddy, dear. That coat and his linen seemed woefully out of condition. Gentlemen are not care less about such matters.” “Oh, he explained that his trunks were delayed in Omaha or somewhere, and were coming along next train. I own I was prejudiced against him, too, but of course if he’s a friend and guest of Burleigh’s he —he must be all right. He’s staying with him at the ilepot.” “And you’ve got to invite them to dinner?” asked Miss Folsom, after an other pause, during which she had been flunking deeply. “Xot if you don’t want it, pet. Of course they’ll expect it. Army officers are hospitable, j r ou know. Burleigh lias asked me to dine with him a doz en times, though I’ve only been there once.’ “Then you’ll have to invite him, daddy,” was the answer, with quick decision. “Only, just wait for a day or two. Capt* Newhall -was goin£ right out to the mines, he said, and there may be others we’d be glad to have, Jessie’s brother ought tA be here any hour.” “Yes,” said Folsom, dubiously. “I’ve been thinking about him—l’ve been wishing—” But he hesitated and faltered and could not meet the deep brown eyes, so full of searching inquiry and keen intelligence. “You’ve been thinking—what, dad dy?” she asked, and now her slender hands were on his shoulders and she was turning him so that she could study his face. “You have been hear ing something you do not wish us to know, daddy, dear. I heard Maj. Burleigh say something to Mr. Loomis about —about Lieut. Dean, and I know Mr. Loomis did not like it, and Jes sie and I can’t believe it. Father, where is he? Why doesn’t he come? Why do these —these xieople at the fort hem and haw and hesitate when they speak about him? Jessie is getting so troubled.” “I’m getting troubled, daughter,” answered Folsom, impulsively. “I never met a likelier young fellow or one that promised to make a better officer. He may be all right, too, only it isn’t so much w r hat they do say as what they don’t say that troubles me. Burleigh here and old Stevens out at the fort and one or two others I’ve asked about him, Burleigh says he ‘lost his nerve’ wffien they met Red Cloud’s big band. A boy might be ex cused for that so long as he didn’t misbehave. It was big responsibility for a young lieutenant. But these people, as you speak of them out a v t the fort, really know very little about Dean. Burleigh says he sin a position that enables him to know so much iore about the character and habits of the young officers.” “Surely he can say nothing against Mr. Dean!” exclaimed Pappoose, looking up with quick indignation in her brown eyes. "Xo one knows how good and generous he has been to Jessie and his mother.” They were standing at the moment in the corner of the library farthest from the doorway. The front win dows opened to the north, giving a fine view of the rolling hills rising higher and higher and looking down upon the grass-grown slopes spread out at their feet, criss-crossed and traversed by bard-beaten roads and trails. Immediately in front of the house Folsom had seeded and wafered and coaxed into semblance of a lawn the best turf to be had in that sec tion of Wyoming, and inclosed it in a spick and span white picket fence. The main road between the fort and the railway station passed directly in front of his gate. The side window of the cozy room looked out to the west over the valley of a rushing stream, once rich in trout, but now much infested by the mules from Bur leigh’s corral, which lay half a mile away to the southeast, out of sight of Folsom’s house except from the up per windows. Eager to stock the li brary with standard works against his daughter’s coming, the old trader had consulted a friend among the offi cers and had sent a lavish order to a house in Chicago. Books, therefore, were there in plenty on the handsome shelves, and they were not ill-chosen either, but it was Xlrs. Fletcher who pointed out how stiff and angular everything looked, who introduced the easy lounge, the soft rugs, the heavy hanging portieres of costly Navajo blankets. It was her deft touch that draped the curtains at the windows and softened and beautified the lines the hand of man wmuld have left crude and repellent. And that li brary had been her favorite haunt; but since the coming of the girls Xlrs. Fletcher had seemed to retire to her own room aloft, and to spend no time below stairs that w r as not demanded by her household duties. Now as the father and daughter were talking earnestly together, they heard Xlrs. Fletcher moving about overhead as though looking over the work of the housemaid. Jessie had gone to her own room to write a short letter to her mother. Xlaj. Burleigh was to come at 10:30 to drive them out to Pinnacle Butte, a sharp, rocky height far across the valley, from the sum mit of which a wonderful view w r as to be obtained. It lacked but five minutes of the time and suddenly Xlrs. Fletcher’s voice was heard on the floor above. It was a well-modulated voice, gentle and controlled, with a clear, vibrant ring in it that made the words distinctly audible to the hear ers below. “The major’s carriage is coming- up the street, Xliss Dean. There are two officers.” “Two!” exclaimed Jess, starting to her feet, thinking only of her brother. “Oh! I wonder if —” And then they heard her go pit-a-pat through the hall to the front of the house, heard Xlrs. Fletcher more deliberately follow, heard presently the beat of horses’ hoofs on the hard roadway, and: the whir of coming wheels. “I’ll go out to meet them, Elinor— l’ll — I’ll talk to you more about this some other time. You don’t care to go on this ride this morn ning one bit, do you, dear?” he added, uneasily. “No, "father; frankly, I don’t —but he has been polite to you and attentive to us. There’s no help for it.” And so Folsom w r ent alone to the door to meet his visitors on the porch without, and did not hear, did not see Xlrs. Fletcher, who came hastily down the stairs, her face singularly pale, a glitter of excitement in her eyes. On tiptoe she hastened along the broad hall, reaching the library door just as Folsom stepped out on the porch. On tiptoe she darted in, closed the door be hind her, almost rushed to the north window, and there grasping the cur tain she crouched, heedless of the possi bility of observation, and' for half a minute clung and crouched and stared. Then, as Folsom’s genial, powerful voice was heard in welcoming accents, and hwavy xooistepi# came along the broad board walk, the woman straight ened suddenly and, noiseless as before, hurried back across the room and came face to face with the daughter of the house. “Oh, Miss Folsom!” she faltered, her bosom heaving in violent agitation. “I did not know you were here. I —excuse me—” and hastened out of the room and up the winding stairs. “Pappoose” never hesitated. Coolly, quickly, she stepped to the window. Maj. Burleigh had just reached the top step and was exchanging greeting with his host. The stylish team and glisten ing wagon were just spinning away. “It’ll be back in five minutes,” she heard the quartermaster explain to her father. “Newhall has to meet some people coming in by stage from Green river. I thought I’d rather spend the time here.” And on the back sea-t, affably waving his hand in adieu, and jauntily lifting his rakish forage cap in salutation gen eral to any of the young ladies who might be watching, sat the gentleman whose regiment was in Lousiana while he was up here on leave looking after mining investments. . _____ CHAPTER X. “Three mortal hours,” said Miss Fol som to her fond little school friend and chum that afternoon, “have I had to sit or stroll with or listen to Maj. Bur leigh. I never once was able to enjoy the view. What made him hurry us away from the northeast point, do you suppose?” “Did you notice that, Nell? I did, too, and I was so interested in the view. Away up toward Laramie peak I could see something through the glasses that looked like a lot of little ants crawling along together. It was just after that --just after we looked through the glass, that he marched us round to the other side. The view toward Green river isn't half as pretty.” “And now he’s telling some in terminable story to father over their cigars. What shall we do if he hangs on? Father will have to ask him to drive with us to the fort, and there won’t be room.” “Unless Mrs. Fletcher gives up her seat,” said Jessie, demurely. “Mrs. Fletcher isn’t going. Avery different person takes her seat to-day, Jess. Father left a note for Mr. Loomis at the hotel and he accepted. Now you see why I don't want Maj. Burleigh.” It was then long after three o’clock. At five they were to start, and Jessie The voice came neither from bed nor lounge. could hardly curb her impatience. The mail from Frayne, so said Folsom, would arrive that evening, and then surely there would be news of Mar shall. They had slipped away to their rooms after the bountiful luncheon served on their return, in order, as Pappoose expressed it, that the gen tlemen might have their cigars in peace. Mrs. Fletcher, after seeing that everything was prepared, had direct ed the servant to say to Mr. Folsom, on the return of the party, that she would prefer not to appear, and would be glad to keep her room, as she did not feel it at all necessary for the housekeeper to meet strangers, and Folsom felt a sense of relief. It was so much sweeter not to have any pre siding genius other than Pappoose, not that he w T as forgetful of Mrs. Fletcher’s merits and services—which were great —but it was plain to see that his daughter would have been happier had no such office existed as that created for this deserving and destitute widow. At three Miss Fol som had gone and tapped at the lady’s door—her room was in the third story, overlooking the street —and was very civilly assured that Mrs. Fletcher stood in need of nothing, but, being wearied, she would like a little sleep. No, she did not even care for a cup of tea. Yet Elinor felt confident that the voice that replied to her inquiries came neither from the bed nor the lounge, but from the direction of the front window. At three the cigars were smoked out and the host and his guests were in the library. It was Folsom’s custom, when a possible thing, to take a brief nap after the midday meal, and Elinor felt sure he would be glad of the op portunity now, if Burleigh would only go, but Burleigh wouldn’t. In monot onous monologue his voice came float ing up to the second floor, drowsy, unbroken in its soporific flow, and the girls themselves, after the morning’s drive in the clear, bracing air, felt as though forty winks would be a oless ing. Could it be that Burleigh lin gered on in hopes of their reappear ance below? Might it not be that if relict came not speedily Papa Fol som would yield to the spell and fall asleep in his easy-chair? Was it not Miss Folsom’s duty to descend and take the burden of entertainment off those cider shoulders? These thoughts oppressed the girl, mad, starting ail she cried: “It’s simply wicked' of me staying here and letting- poor papa be bored to death. Do come down, Jess, dear, unless you’re too dreadfully sleepy. He acts just as though he intended never to go.” And Jess promised reluctantly to come down in ten minutes, if he didn’t leave; but she hated him, and) had hated him ever since he spoke so of Marshall in the car three days before. The upper hall had been quite dark when Miss Folsom went up to inquire how Mrs. Fletcher was, just after luncheon. The door to her little room was tightly closed. The blinds in all the other roomh aloft were drawn against the glare of the sunshine in the cloudless atmosphere, yet now, as Pappoose stepped suddenly out upon the landing, she was surprised to see that the upper floor was much lighter than when she went up half an- hour earlier. The maid had not gone thith er from the kitchen, and Mrs. Fletch er wished to doze. Who, then, could have opened both blind and door and let in that flood of light? Impulsive ly the active girl flew up the winding stairs to the third story, and someone suddenly withdrew from the balcony rail, and an instant later, as Miss, Folsom reached the top, all became dark again. Mrs. Fletcher’s door had unquestionably been open, and was now shut to. She must have been out there listening, and gravely the young girl asked herself what it meant— Mrs. Fletcher’s agitation in the li brary that morning as she peered out at the major’s wagon; her absence from luncheon on account, as she pleaded, of not desiring to appear when company was present; and now, despite her desire to sleep, her vigil at the third-floor landing, where she was surely listening to the sounds from below. Pondering over the facts, Elinor Folsom slowly retraced her steps and went downstairs. She reached the li brary none too soon. Old John’s eyes were closed and he was slowly top pling, overcome with sleep. The sound of her cheery voice aroused him, and he started, guilty and crestfallen. Burleigh's heavy face brightened visibly at her coming. He cared no more for music than does a cat, but eagerly followed her across the broad hall into the parlor when she suggest ed showing him the beautiful piano papa had given her; and old John, blessing her, lurched for the sofa, buried his hot head in u pillow, and was asleep in ten seconds. Maj. Bur leigh was alone with the lovely daugh ter of the veteran trader. He was a man of the world, she an unsophisti cated girl just out of school —so said Burleigh, albeit a most charming one; and he, who had monopolized her time the entire morning, bore down once more upon his prize. [To Be Continued.] The Spirit Mediums. The Occasional Visitor —I have noted that these clever spirit mediums who can make chairs and l miscellaneous furniture dance a hornpipe always call in a very material dirayman when they want to move the piano. The Artist —You recollect the Frenchman who asked an Irish me dium to produce the spirit of Vol taire? Voltaire came forth, much to his admirer’s delight. It was Vol taire complete in every detail. The Frenchman began an animated con versation in their native tongue. The shade did not respond. At last the Frenchman grew exasperated) and turned to the medium. “Not can ze great Voltaire con verse?” “,Of course he can, yez heathen, if ye will stop that forrin lingo and talk good English. Do yez take him for a frog-eater?”—“As Talked in the Sanctum.” His MxtiSic. The secret of success is to believe in the thing that one is doing. Because he innocently expected nothing but compliments, an Italian organ-grinder easily got out of a difficulty. He had been playing before the house of a very irascible old gentleman, who furi ously and with wild gesticulations or dered him to “clear off.” The organ grinder, however, continued to grind away, till finally the old gentleman had him arrested for disturbance. At the police court the magistrate asked why he did not leave when requested to do so. “Me no understan’ much Ingleese,” was the reply. “Well,” said the magis trate, “but you must have understood what he meant when he kept stamping his feet and waving his arms.” “No, me not know,” replied the Italian. “Me tink he come to dance to my music.” Tte organ-grinder was discharged.—N. I. World. k Proof Positive, Female Customer —You say these spoons are solid silver, young man? Clerk —Yes, ma’am; every one of them. Female Customer —Who are they made by? Clerk —Sterling, ma’am. His name is on every spoon.—Judge. Not Necessary. Deacon Short—Bobbins gave me lead quarter -when I asked him to change a dollar for me. Friend —Did you get after him about it? “Oh, no; I didn’t have any trouble in passing it.”—Harlem Life. Uncle Allen. “The trouble about onions,” philoso phized Uncle Allen Sparks, “is that when you eat them you have to take so many people into your confidence about it.”—Chicago Tribune. His Virtue. “Well, no one can ever say that I talk about my neighbors.” “No. Y T on talk about yourself so much that you don’t have cime.” —Chi caga Times-Herald. BOLDEST INCIDENT OF WAR Details of Gen. De Wet’s Escape from the British Whc Had Sur rounded Him. Bloemfontein, Dec. 20, —The details of Gen. De Wet’s escape from the en circling British columns show that it was one of the boldest incidents of the war. When laasbroek’s com mand joined De Wet December 12. some 15 miles east of Thabanchu, Gen. Knox was only about an hour distant and the Boer situation appeared des perate. But De Wet was equal to the occasion. Dispatching Haasbroek westward, to make a feint at Victoria nek, De Wet prepared to break through the British columns at Springhau Nek pass, about four miles of broad, flat, unbroken ground. At the entrance were two fortified posts, while artillery was posted on a hill eastward, watching the Boers. Suddenly a magnificent spectacle was presented. The whole Boer army, of 2,500 men. start ed at a gallop in open order through the nek. President Steyn and Peit Fourie led the charge and De Wet brought up the rear. The British guns and rifles rattled incessantly. The Boers first tried the eastward route; but, encountering artillery, they diverged and galloped to the front of the hill to the westward, where the fire of only a single post was effective. The whole maneuver was a piece of magnificent daring and its success was complete, in spite of the loss of a 15-pounder and 25 prisoners. The British force detached after Haasbroek came in contact with his commando at nightfall. The burgh ers were scattered and Welsh yeo manry galloped among the retreating Boers, using their revolvers and the butt ends of their rifles with great effect. An incident of the fight was the gallop of a British ammunition wagon right through the scattered Boers, the gunners using their revolvers freely. London. Dec. 22. —The war office made the following announcement Fri day evening: In view of the general position in South Africa, the following reenforcements of mounted troops have been arranged. Eight hundred will start next week. Two cavalry regiments have been ordered to leave as soon as the transports are ready. The colonial police will be increased to 10. COO. Detachments will leave ns fast as they are formed. Further drafts of cavalry will be despatched at once. Australia and New Zealand have been invited to send further contingents. Three thousand extra horses, beyond the usual monthly supply, have been contracted for, TRADE REVIEW. Improvement Ls Reported in Trade Circles No Complaint from Any Quarter. New York. Dec. 22.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s Weekly Review' of Trade says: “Better weather conditions on the Atlantic sea board and pronounced activity in distribu tion of all staple lines of merchandise at southern cities have imparted a slightly more aggressive tone t3 general business. Distinctive holiday business, W'hich at this period of the season means retail distribu tion, has shown further improvement, and no complaint is heard from any quarter, while the jewelry trade is much more ac tive than for several years past. Un changed conditions in the leading manufac turing industry during the last week be fore the holidays mean much. At this time in ordinary years furnaces close down in large numbers and dullness is general at mills and shops where iron and steel are handled, instead of reduction of working force or concessions in price, this yea", however, reports from the principal cities indicate the existence of contracts that will take months to fill, and new sales are made at the former level, despite much talk of cheaper ore next year. “Failures for the week were 293 in the United States, against 220 last year, and 18 in Canada, against 26 last year.” Bradstreet’s says: “Seasonable conditions rule in trade at present. Holiday trade ac tivity is widespread, and comparisons with previous years are favorable at most mar kets, with the possible exception of some parts of the northwest, where the spring wheat shortage and unseasonable weather have checked distribution. Notably cheer ful reports come, too, from western job bers, who have been called on for reassert ing orders, and who report collections good. Quietness in wholesale lines is usual at this period, but it is to be noted that spe cially good advices come from the iron and steel, hardware, groceries, fancy goods, toys and confectionery trades, while a dis tinctly cheerful tone Is found in shoes, leather and lumber, although eastern ship ments of the first-named are still consider ably smaller than last year. Industrial lines are fairly well employed and strikes are few' and far between. Prices show few changes, most staples being steady, but it might be noted that most farm products are slightly higher than last week and well above 1899. Speculation in the cereals has been narrow, dull and featureless, but prices have been aided by shorts covering on Argentine crop reports, advices of an ex portable surplus from that country of only 40,000,000 bushels and the poor grade of re ceipts at the northwest. Corn receipts are large, but little of it grades to contract, while the export business holds up the price of the cash article.” Little Left for Creditors. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 22. —Receiver Clark, of the Chosen Friends, says creditors have little prospect of real izing- much if anj'thing- from their claims. The utmost that the creditors can hope for is the realization cf ten cents on the dollar. With liabilities of $500,000 the order will be able only with the greatest difficulty to raise $50,000 to adjust the claims of cred itois. SCRAPS. In Virginia 150 years ago tobacco was used in lieu of monej'. The idea of india rubber-soled boots for policemen originated in Belgium, where the force was supplied with them over ten years ago. A London paper, commenting on the fact that upward of 100,000 horses had perished in the South African war up to date, sees in tnis condition of af fairs a potent reason for the success of the motor vehicle- as a military ad junct. * WISCONSIN STATE NEWS. State School Fund. State Superintendent L. D. Harvey has apportioned the state school fund income to the different counties. The total amount to be given the schools of the state is $816,278.21. The apportion ment is as follows: Adams $3,716 29 Ashland 6,679 26 Barron.. 30,574 08 Bayfield 4,404 85 Brown 19,798 98 Buffalo 7,124 52 Burnett 3,259 83 Calumet 7,674 74 Chippewa ... 13,819 43 Clark 10,693 54 Columbia ... 11,372 04 Crawford .... 7,082 14 Dane 25.157 99 Dodge. 18,376 06 Door 8,103 28 Douglas 10,567 41 Dunn 10,862 08 Eau Claire... 13,389 76 Florence .... 1,303 48 Fond du Lac. 18.363 67 Forest 360 47 Grant 14,567 15 Green 8,488 30 Green Lake.. 6,471 67 lowa 9.165 71 Iron 2,286 68 Jackson 7,329 87 Jefferson 14,436 58 Juneau 8,261 74 Kenosha 8,14122 Kewaunee .. 7,796 36 La Crosse 17,075 91 La Fayette.. 8,247 27 Langlade 5,396 55 Lincoln 8,893 53 Manitowoc .. 17,762 27 Marathon ... 19,565 71 Marinette ... 13,233 60 Marquette.. 4,625 81 Milwaukee ..126,325 61 Monroe 11,308 42 Oconto 9,125 54 Oneida 2,956 29 Outagamie .. 18,897 24 Ozaukee .... 7,184 811 Pepin 3,156 05 Fierce 9,422 39 Polk 7,659 11 Portage 13,320 56 Price 3.394 88 Racine 16,500 07 Richland 7,472 75 Rock 17,425 22 St. Croix 11,178 97 Sauk 12,643 15 Sawyer 1,056 85 Shawano .... 11,548 26 Sheboygan .. 20,660 52 Taylor 4,580 07 Trempealeau. 9,778 39 Vernon 11,412 34 Vilas 1,062 43 Walworth .. 9,470 39 Washburn ... 2,194 06 Washington. 10,119 89 Waukesha ... 12,888 61 Waupaca ... 12,998 04 Waushara— 6,255 17 Winnebago . 21,500 87 Wood 11.471 3c Buys a Fine Tract. The purchase of over 10,000 acres of government pine land in the northern part of Idaho by the syndicate of which Gov. Scofield is the head has been com pleted. The tract is a compact one in Shoshone county, lying on the north fork of the Clearwater river, which flows into the Snake river, which in turn runs to the Columbia. It is said to contain over 250,000,000 feet of white pine timber, and cost the purchasers SOO,OOO. Experts estimate the value ol land and timber at several times this amount. It was purchased with South ern Pacific railroad forest reserve scrip which lists at. five dollars per acre. A sawmill will be built next year. Made a Long - Speech. Melvin Howard, the negro who wounded Deputy Sheriff Warner while resisting arrest at Plover last August, was sentenced in Stevens Point to state prison at Wan pun for 12 years a+ hard labor and has been taken to that insti tution. Howard made a long speech prior to receiving his sentence in which he intimated that if he had been a white man he never would have been convicted cn the evidence presented against him. Big Tannery Burned. The immense plant of Zschistsche & Sons, tanners, was totally destroyed by fire at Sheboygan. The cause of the fire is unknown. Loss, $180,000; fully covered by insurance. The flames, fanned by a high wind, scorched the big furniture plant of the Mattoon Manufacturing company, adjoining, whose loss will be several thousand dol lars. Left a Fortune. Mrs. Agnes Adams, a resident of Ea cinc. who is in poor circumstances and whohad been confined at St. Luke’s hos pital by a spinal disease, has received a dispatch from Templeton & Weaver, of Detroit, stating that she is heiress to the estate of her deceased brother, es timated at $500,000. Mrs, Adams was born in London 34 years ago. Town Sold at Auction. At a judgment foreclosure sale the town of Glen Flora, on the Soo Railway, was sold for $2,800 to Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley, of Chippewa Falls. A mort gage against W. F. Switzer became due, and, as the sheriff of Marinette had failed to find him, the mortgage was foreclosed without public notice. Site Chosen. The site for the mammoth new plant of the Allis company is said to have been selected. Upon it the company will at once begin the erection of works costing over $1,000,000 and which will give employment when completed to 7,000 men. The site includes 100 acres bordering the state fair g'rounds and North Greenfield. The News Condensed. John Tilton, of Osceola, was return ing from a wolf hunt on foot when a dozen or more gray wolves appeared and chased him a mile. He was well armed and brought three pelts to town. Adam Tuchscherer, a dry goods deal er in Menasha. filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. Liabilities, $24,015.52; assets, $22,419.25. The city council of Kenosha has re fused to grant a franchise to the Mil waukee Electric Railway & Light com pany to build a line through that city. Mrs. L. F. Widslen, an old and prom inent resident of Green Bay, fell down stairs with a lighted lamp in her hand and was fatalH burned. She leaves a son and husband. Christmas gifts sent through the Kenosha post office a year ago will be delivered this month. The delivery at this late date will be due to the discov ery of five mail pouches that hare been secreted in the basement of the office for 12 months. The town board of Washburn revoked the liquor licenses of William Burns, Edward Williams and John Ritan for opening their places of business on Sun day. Mrs. Crandle. aged 84 years, widow of David Crandle. died near Baraboo. She was among the first settlers, and lived over 50 years on a farm near the city. Paul Boetscher, of Appleton, was found dead on the railroad track. The body was terribly mangled. Capt. Joseph Monger, master of the Goodrich line steamer Atlanta, died of heart failure at his home in Manitowoc, aged 50 years. Malcolm Sellers, who was well known throughout the state for over half a centur}', died in Green Bay, aged 81 years. He was one of the founders of the republican parly.