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CHICAGO. Whfat Closed : Oct, W,Vc; iVc, f.2H; May, 57 Vc. I ihn-Closed: Oct., 4jc; Nov., 4sc; Dec, 47c. fU7f-Cloed: Oct., 27H'c; Nov., 2c; Dec, Cf.Vc 1 I ( A ihonp Mess Pork closed: Oct.. Jan.. fis.r.ss,; Lard Closed: Oct., 17.05; Jan., IT..':. Catti.it On ota t ions ranee from fV?.' f.oo for pood to cnoice rattle: f.voov'r.s.3'1 gi(Q t-hipplnsc neers; l:,.!i'4.7r common to fair ners. Hoos Sales raneed from f.V0YK35.15 for llpht; f4.'.CaR.l. for heavy. Mirrr Quotation rarce from fl.7.1 I .on for Neftem: Il.2r(j3.':5 for Natives and f 3.ro o 4.(x for lambs. Wool Quotations as follows: Wisconsin, lllinols.Michitfari, Indiana and Eastern Iowa. Coarse 1ib I.'al7c Medium Tub IThC'Jc Flue unwashed Kh1?c Medium unw a?ht'd.., r , . , , , J-Jal''C Coarse unwathea Halfle Nebraska, Dakota. Minnesota, Kansas and Western Jowa. Fine unw as-Led 7allc Medium unwashed ll14c Coarse unwashed Ilal2c , NEW YORK MONEY MARKET. Money on call ea?y at 1 per cent dosed oiTer at 1 per cent. Sterling ficbhnww oulet and easv at 48S?4 for Mday I illp.nnd 4k7?i fordemand. Cicvernrorut Uonds Closing quotation! j 4's, coupon.-, 114,4'. ' 1 NEW YORK PRODUCE MARKET. Whf.at Closine t rices for No. 2 red Oct., MS,c: lKc, WVc. Cckn Closed for No. 2, Oct., Sic; Nov., M'c. Oat Market closed for Mixed West ern c'J.S (st33c; White do., 3ic. r MILWAUKEE. Wheat No. ?, spring, D3-;c. Cof. No. 3 r.3e. OATb No. 2, White. 31 Vc. ST. LOUIS. Wheat Cash. 4c; Oct.. 4c. Cok Cash, 473-sc; Oct., 47c. OATb Cash, -'i.'c; Oct., 'JYc. Pkovisioss Pork, t!3.50. Lard, I7.C5. LATE NEWS. An imperial decree has been Issued guaranteeing protection to all foreigners in China. In the I!el:ian elections the liberals met with defeat. Surprising K'alns weru made by the socialises. Experts have discovered that Stark County, Ohio, has been robbed of SlooG by dishonest otlicials. Delia Keenan's suit for10ooo aeainst Ruel Sasre for breach of marriage prom ise has been dismised. More than half of the eastern lines aro Ignoring the pool agreement and a col lapse in rates seem certain. Oilicial estimates of the w heat crop In Ohio places it at r.M.SW.433 bushels, the largest In the state's history. Experiments at an Orn iha distillery of making spirits from U-et sugar molasses have proved very successful. O. A. Sjostrom, a Swedish banker, of New York, has failed for 3vx. His de positors were poor laboring men. Chester Hill, an Ohio village, was al most wiped out by lire. The loss will reach $7.1.1 mn), with no insurance. Dispatches from Shanghai state that Chinese are in rebellion and are over whelming the government troops. The Pacitic express ottice at The Dalles, Oregon, was robbed of tli.ooo in cash during a brief absence of the agent. It is thought several prominent citi zens of Ashland, Wis., will be prosecuted by the government for land frauds. A stranger distributed about $40 In worthies, old Indiana state bank notes at Anderson. Ind., and disappeared. Snow fell in many counties of Pennsyl vania Sunday to the depth of three inch es and the temperature fell to 4 decrees. Uy a vote of f,:. to 3.1 the general con ference of the Tree Method. st cliurch de cided against the ordination of women. Wholesale grocers of Chicago are lead ers in a revolt a.Mint the suirar trust which is spreading over the. entire coun try. Uncontradicted rumors are to the ef fect that Nellie Grant SartorU Is to marry Oen. II. Kyd Douglas, of Balti more. Investigation shows that the soldier's home at Dayton, Ohio, is haunted by thieves who rob the Inmates on pension days. During a riot between sophomores and freshmen of Lehigh University, at Beth lehem, Pa., a houso was nearly demol ished. A shortage of upward of 2,noohas beon found in the accounts of T. D. Meads. ex receiver of the land otlice at Marquette, Mich. Colonel Brecklnrlde has been suspend ed from communion by the congregation of Mount Iloreb (Ivy.) Church until Feb ruary. Elections In Belgium were cloesly con tested and the result is in doubt. It Is believed the clericals will remain In power. T. L. Dixon, an ex-star ofliclal of Kansas, makes allidavit that Mrs. Mary E. Lease urged him to steal t'JO.ooo from the state. Governor Mitchell say he will convene the Florida legislature if necessary to prevent the Corbett-Fitzslmmons fight In that state. Three Indictments have been returned gainst Webster Flanagan, collector of customs at El Paso, Texas, for aiding smugglers. The state democracy of New York has Indorsed the ticket put up by the com mittee of seventy, headed by W.L. Strong for mayor. Nathan Straus was nominated for mayor of New York by Tammanyites after Hugh J. Grant had refused to be a candidate. Latest court gossip Is that the queen Is itrongly opposed to the possible marriage of Miss Anna Gould to Prince Francis of Uattenberg. Judge Jenkins dismissed the petition for the removal of Receiver Oakes of the Northern Pacific and indorsed the find ings of the master. Cripple Creek miners are again wrought up by the arrest of two of their number and the subsequent killing of one in an attempt to escape. A petition signed by twenty-seven phy sicians, asking the Impeachment of Health Commissioner Kempster. was pre sented to the Milwaukee council. The receiver of the Central Press As- sociatlon (Post-Press newspaper) at Co- minims, umo, was oruereu io sen me property for riot less than fi.ooa. In a dispute about a land claim E. T. Hand, principal of the Kildare, O. TM schools, killed G. N. Rohr, Mayor of Ar kansas City. Hand has become insane. A. It Crawford, ex-cashier of the I American National Bank of Springfield, Mo., has oeen sentenced to live years in i the penitentiary for falsifying the books of tl:- bank. I The grain blockade with threatened ! Chicago some w eeks ago has now been entirely lifted and the western roads are; I once more taking all tho freight they i A Vienna physician, who Is fully In I can procure. formed by St. Petersburg doctors, says The Iowa Wholesale Grocers' Associa- the diagnosis of the czar's complaint ; tion met at Cedar Rapids and decided to ' wavers between cancer in the renal re- I abide by the association rules and cover any price made by Chicago or other Job bing centers. It cost Armour & Co. to pay fine and costs Imposed upon Louis Dumont ut Mussillon, Ohio, for selling oleomargar ino without naming the Ingredients up on the label. Not the shadow of a tangible clew to the Identity of tho men who accomplish ed the remarkable feat of train brigand age in Virginia Friday night has yet come to light. The semi-ollicial Cologne Gazette says the powers have agreed not to oppose a Japanese advance on Pekin. China has asked Germany to use its good otlices to cull oil tin) Japanese Five hundred hogs aie being fed Frankfort, Kan., by a farmer, who giving them only fresh wheat, which in is he buys there, for 1.1 to .V) ce:its. lie says they are doing nicely on it. Before the Arawa left Honolulu a ru mor was in circulation that Queen Lil iuokalanl had gone crazy. The report Is not credited, although for several days she had not left the house she is occupy ing. During the Hessian maneuvers near j Hofhelm eight reserve soldiers attached to the Eightieth regiment mutinied and attacked their captain with swords. The prisoners are liable to be sentenced to death. The highest average yield of corn per acre siuce 11, as given by t he govern ment, is ;'7 bu. The Michigan state re port says the average yield in that state is 40 bu this year, while the government makes it .10. Two hundred Evangelical churches in Pennsylvania will be given over to six Esherite preachers if the plan for pastors and flocks to go out is carried Into eirect. The row is a new phase of the Eher Bowman troubles. Sir John Astley, the well-known sports man, is dead. He will be remembered In the United States as the giver of the fa mous Astley cup, which was so much coveted during tho craze for long-distance pedestrian contests. Oyster dredging on Chesapeake bay bo gins this week. The supply has fallen off one-half in the past fourteen years, owing to the absence of a system of cul tivation. In many places the natural beds have been scraped clean Chicago now has in public warehouses ' 4.733.0k) bushels of spring wheat, a de- ! crease last week of filT.ooo bushels, while winter wheat stocks increased over 200, ooj) bushels. Chicago Is rapidly getting to be an exclusively winter w heat mar ket. Tho Universltv Press, the second larg- et printing establishment in Cambridge, and attention your valuable life may be Mass., has made an assignment. Work 1 prolonged for some months, but it is uso wlll not be interrupted. The concern I less to conceal the fact that no remedies was established in 13'.i, and, excepting a I will avail beyond a certain period." lapse of one year, has been running ever It is semi-oHicially announced that 8mce' ! Great Britain Is dr. inu lu tt, tn tn.lnpA juv resun oi uie uaneis airme in Newark. N. J.. has been to divert trade to Yonkers, New York, Reading. Pa., and other cities. The hatting bosses in Newark, realizing this state of affairs, will take immediate steps to settle the strike. Conslderbly more than f.vo.noo worth of potatoes, weighing 31,74.1 tons, were brought from Scotland to the United States in nine months ended In June, and this, too, notwithstanding a protective duty of 25 cents per bu on imported po tatoes. Professor David Swing's death ends tho work and organization of the Central Church at Chicago. The board of trus tees met, and voted unanimously to rec ommend to the 2,.V0 memU-rs that the society should die with the master geniu9 who made it. Much annoyance is felt in German government circles from the unreason able delay of the Washington bureau In transmitting to that country the awards made to German exhibits at the Chicago World's Fair. Not a single medal or diploma has reached Berlin. The friends of the Rv. Dr. Parkhnrst. i the New York reformer, have begun to get alarmed about the state of his health. They are watching him with the keenest anxiety and are constantly warning him that he Is putting upon himself a strain greater than the strongest man can bear. The executive committee of the strik ing cloak makers of New York claim that 3'),oooof their members have returned to work under the terms specified in tho joint agreement formulated by the strik ers and signed by factory owners who do not belong to the manufacturers' union. The Michigan crop report estimates the yield of wheat for lv.ti at i.'l.i,,oty bu. It states that IS per cent of the crop is being fed to live stock and that the proportion will increase. The yield h about 1,3.10,000 bu larger than reported by tho national department of agricult ure. The federal grand Jury in session at Madison, Wis., has had no end of testi mony presented to it touching the Ash land land frauds. Evidence was exten sively offered to sustain a report of "true bills" in some fifty-eight indictments which had In-en drawn and presented by the government. The Illinois Federation of Labor In Its closing session at Belleville went on rec ord In favor of single tax and against so cialism by squelching the advocates of plank 10 of the Springfield tdatform. Thu federation also strongly denounced con vict labor and Indorsed tho governor's Stand on the question. The bandits who held up a Southern Pacific overland train a few miles west of Sacramento late Thursday night and looted the Wells-Fargo Company express par secured over Mo.ooO. They seem to have eluded the officers and escaped with their plunder, which wa's nearly all in ?old coin and consequently a heavy bur den. The Buckeye Natural Gas company, lupplyiutf Carey and Vanlue, Ohio, with j natural gas, has shut off both towns on j account of failure of the supply. The ; SUpply came from Hancock county, the best gas territory In Northwestern Ohio, and this failure means that many other towns will bo using coal and wood before spring. The four great breweries and two minor ones of La Crosse, Wa., gave their j employes notice that they must abandon the Brewers' Union or be discharged. Tills action Is taken on uccount-of the boycott declared last week by the Grand Labor Council against all La Crosse beer. The cause for this a a dispute with tho coopers. ; gion and inflammation of the kidneys. All the doctors agree, however, that the end will le neither speedy nor sudden, but that death will come after a gradual decline. The Union Pacific freight department has mailed a circular to lis Kansas agents notifying them to ship seed grain free of :harge to the destitute farmers of Kan sas. In different sections of the State the farmers have no se.ed grain find It will have to be shipped In to them. Most of tho grain will bo distributed by the Slat-e agents. A iarge number of horses in Dubuque, la., are affected with a new and strange disease. It Is called la grippe and sev eral valuable auimal have died. The disease Is contagious. The animal be comes stupid, refuses drink and food, its eyes become enlarged and look dull and watery. The animals have a tendency to rub their eyes against tho stalls. Nebraska cattle men are complaining at the Omaha Union Stockyards that un less some measures are adopted thero will be no live stock In Nebraska next year. On all lines leading' out of the tate stock Is being shipped to feeding grounds out of Nebraska. They are gull ng Very low. This is the result of a scarcity of fend incident to the drought. Twenty-one people were more or less in jured and 40,ooo worth of railroad proper ty dtroyed Sunday In a railroad wreck at the junction of the Louisville and Nash ville and Now Orlearns and Northeast ern tracks, about five miles from New Orleans. Both trains were filled with pleasure-seekers bound for the lake coast resorts or the pine lands of St. Tammany Parish. The storms of last week from the west ward reached a climax Saturday night in the heaviest gale experienced on the lakes since last May. The largest and best steamers, with powerful machinery, were not able to breast the storm and were forced to turn and run for shelter. The storm was general on the four up per lakes, Lake Ontario escaping the winds. The contract for the foundation of tho manufactures and liberal arts building of the cotton states exposition at At lanta, Ga., was let Monday and contracts for the nine principal buildings will fol low. The board of lady managers will invite the governor of each state to name a committee of eight women and Gov. Northen will Invito all the states to make exhibits. The correspondent of the London Stan dard at St. Petersburg telegraphs that ho has learned from an eye-witness that j Professor Zaccharin, while in attendance j upon the czar, said to him: "Your maj i esty's malady is incurable. With care j the powers to join in an attempt to se j cure a cessation of tho war between China and Japan. It is considered cer tain that Russia will not permit Japan I to permanently occupy Corea. In this I Russia is sustained by Great Brltain.and j the other powers are not sufliciently in j terested to do otherwise than acquiesce. I Corbett and Fitzsimmons have signed articles agreeing to fight next year. Cor I bett stipulated that he would not have j to fight until July 1 or after, WJ5. Fitz j Simmons finally acceded to this demand. The men accepted the offer of a purse , of t41,ou0 made by Joe Vendlg on behalf of the Florida Athletic club. The tight will take place at Jacksonville probably in November or December of next year. One of the most extensive immigration movements In tho historv of Minnesota J Is now in progress of development. It j will bring into northern and western j Minnesota something like G,of) families j of Poles and Slavonians. While ma I ny of them will probably locate on ' railroad lands, a great many will no ; doubt take advantage of the homestead i laws and take up lands at goverment terms Up to Oct. 1 l,v,t of tho 3,000 factories In the State of Michigan had been offi cially Inspected by Labor Commissioner Morse. Of the number inspected 1,1)0 were running full time, 314 part tlme,and 144 were Idle. If running full capacity these factories would employ 7?,V'2 oper atlves.whereas but47,4.V7 were employed. The report shows a reduction of wages from 5 to 21 per cent since last year and a total annual loss to labor in the factor ies inspected of 10,31o,f10. The Express oilicials at Richmond. Va., now express the opinion that the Quan tlco train robbers did not get over M.im). Mr. Murray, who handled the pouches and cut them open for the robbers, says he Is satisfied from the feeling of them the amount did not exceed this. He says that the bonds were all saved, as he threw them In a pile of stuff tho robbers dis carded. It leaked out that one package marked fjxto contained 20,ooo, the ship per doing this to save charges. A carpenter's negligence caused the most disastrous mlno lire ever known in the western anthracite coal fields at tho Luke Fidb-r colliery near Shamokin, Pa. One workman was killed and four others closed in the mine with all avenues of escape cut off. Fifty-five other work men who were employed In tho Mine at the time of the accidetit had thrilling es capes, as they were compelled to grope their way through the 9moke and noxious gases in order to reach the fresh air and safety. A northeast gale of exceDtlonal force swept over New Foundland Wednesday. The storm was severe at St. Pierre, Mlquelon, where thirty lives were lost and great damage was done. A heavy sea w as running In the harbor. All tho vessels at anchor thero put out extra anchors and took other measures to out ride the gale, but notwithstanding this I the maritimecasualtles were many. Not less than fifty vesd drajei their anchor or parted their call) and wer throw n upon tho shore. Five tnen were killed, two fatally in jured. and several others painfully burned by a boiler explosion at tho Henry Clay colliery near Shamokln, Pa. The entire steam-supply plant of the mine, consist ing of thirty-six boilers, was totally de molished, and in addition to tlm mon etary loss, which will aggregate &30,(Hifi, the Henry Clay, Big Mountain, Sterling, and Peerless collcrles will be unable to resume operations for at least a month. The explosion is the worst of Its kind that lias ever recurred in that region and its cause is a mystery. The north-bound express between Rich mond and Washington, on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, was heid up at Aqula Creek, forty miles from Quantleo, Va., Friday night, by seven masked robbers, and from f loO.ooo totlv),0oo was taken .from tho express car, their being on board a very heavy shipment of currency from Richmond. The robbers, seven In number.llagged the train and when the engine was stopped the crew were covered with revolvers and compelled to dismount. B. F.Crutch field and H. Murray, the messengers, Were then forced to open the safe. WASHINGTON NEWS Treasury statistics serve to show that there was no undue Inflation of money under the state banking system. Receipts of the treasury department are considerably below what had been anticipated under the new tariff law. Troop L, the last of the Indian com panies, has been disbanded, the govern ment considering them poor soldiers. William A. Smith, a department la borer, has been arrested, charged with stealing 5o,ooo stamps from the govern ment. Through Its minister the Chilian gov ernment has paid into the state depart ment 1.1,504.35, In satisfaction of war claims. Owing to the abrogation of the reci procity treaty with Brazil. Importer of that country will suo the United States for duties which have been paid. Secretary Carlisle gave notice that the ?l,7irt) in Columbian exposition silver half-dollars may be had In any quanti ties to suit In exchange for gold coin. The half-dollars are now In the treasury at Washington and in the Philadelphia and Chicago subtreasuries. A letter has been received from C. J. F. Kraft, of Chicago, whose name had been presented to Secretary Carlisle for ap pointment as supervising architect, de clining to permit his name to be used. Mr. Kraft is no longer practicing tho profession of architecture. A cablegram from United States Min ister Denby at Pekin says the r.-r.orts of danger to the foreign residents of Pekin are exaggerated. There has 1 n only one instance of an attack on Americans and adequate punishment was meted out at once to the perpetrators. Treasury oflicials assert that the habeas corpus proceedings now pending In the case of Howard, Morton's under coachman, will avail him nothing. They hold that there is no appeal from the secretary's order for deportation, and say that Howard almost certainly will be sent back to England. The demand for Columbian half dol lars Is far beyond the expectation of treasury oflicials. The indications now are that the supply will fall far short of the demand. At the subtreasury In New York i 50,000 In these coins were ex changed for gold during the first three days they were on sale. The demand In Washington Is also unexpectedly heavy. PCKVETIXO A CANAL ROL'TE. The great project which has excited so much Interest at the ports on tho south Atlantic coast, to unite Chesapeake bay with the Delaware bv a canal and thus supply the most important link in an in ternal waterway route frm Florida to Long Island sound, received an impetus by the appointment of an expert board of commissioners to select tho line of the canal. REroilT OS NAVAL DOCK YARDS. The annual report of Commodore E. O. Matthews to the secretary of the navy upon naval dock yards estimates the ex penuitures tor the next iiscal year at tl,l,2).". which is a reduction of the es tlmates submitted by the commandants of the yards of I.VJ4d,2n. The heaviest cut in these estimates is in the Item of Improvements, which is reduced from li.22l,71S to $1,01403. The item for gen eral maintenance Is cut ?1.17,0oo, and that for repairs ?3o0,ooo. The leading feature of the report is tho suggestion by the chief of the urgent need for at least four new dry docks, to be located at League Island, Pa., Boston, Norfolk and Mare Island, Cal. Improvements are recom mended at different yards. In describing the work done during the last year Com modore Matthews says it has been only by the closest and In most cases unwi9e economy the appropriation for the main tenance of these things has been made to hold out. The wharf at Port Royal is reported to be nearly complete. The Puget sound dock Is progressing rapidly and will probably bo completed much ahead of time. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS Bl'SY. From present indications the civil serv ice commission will te busy with Investi gation of cases of assessments for politi cal purposes for some time to come. Speaking of the prevalence of thnso charges. Commissioner Roosevelt said: "We have had more trouble on account of these cases this year than in any year during which a presidential campaign occurred. I am glad to have a chance to say something about the matter now, as I always have been before presidential campaigns. Under the decision of the attorney general we cannot proceed against those persons who solicit by let ter. However, we will publish broadcast w hat Is being done and guarantee to em ployes they need not pay one cent. If In any way molested we shall try to have criminally prosecuted those who molest these emuloyes. Wo shall present The matter to congress and urge as strenu ously as possible that legislation bo had to punish solicitation by letter as well as in person. If we can get at the offenders wo w ill have them punished as rigorously as possible. This assessment business is mere foul blackmail, and we Intend to make a war on It In every way possible. There are a number of oflices where new complaints of assessments have ben made, and these will be investigated by agent of the commission." I THE CIRL WHO WAITS. How a You iik Miui lu a street Cur Intr ted St'v-ii Wniii-ii. Ill :i street car the other day was a voting man and sewn women, says the Detroit Fne i'nts. The voting man was in that condition known as befud dled, anda.s the car rolled alonlm he Ran to converse with himself, starting out with: "It was a wild niht. The? wind moaned and the raindrops had a sd)biri sound. I wa.s lonely and could not rest." He spoke so loiidlv that all in tlw car could hear him. Three of the women Ut on .0 became interested, but the other four simply glanced at him and twruod away Hiram. "At n o'clock I ran the doorbell," continued the voim-jr man, "and v;w in stantly admitted ;md shown inu the parlor and told that Miss Sweet briT would bo down in a moment. The dear irl wa.s evidently c.icctin me." The three women were doubly inter ested at this juncture, while the other four pricked up their cars and prepared to pay attention ami wondered if they hail not lost a i;ood tiling. "She came down my darling Clara. She m-vcr looked more beruiiitiil. She greeted me warmly aye! lovingly and I retained her hand as I UmI her to the sofa on which we had s;U and pa.-ed so many loving hours." 'Die entire, seven w..trnn 'were now so deeply interested that Hone of them saw a runaway hore 'o by, and two of them hitched closer to the youn man. "After awhile. he said in a niiiin voice and his eyes on his to-. "I put my arm around her slender waist and she laid her golden head upon my shoulder with the sweet confidence of a child. It was a moment of supreme happiness.'' The two women who had hitched be fore now hitched a:ain, and the five others followed suit, and all of them wanted to kill the newslmy who opened the door and shouted hi wares. "I saw the lirht of love in her eyes. I dared to press my lips to her maiden cheek. I knew that she was mine- mine forever. That is. she was mine il I wanted her. Ah! that hour of happi ness. Will 1 ever forget it!" The conductor looked in to see sevej women craning their necks and their eyes bctrayinir the greatest anxiety. They were now so close to the young man that no one could hitch nearer. "She waited for me to speak," he went on. opening and closing eyes, as if sleepy, "but I was too happy. I didn't want to break the spell." lie sides, how can I support a wife on per week? reides. I don t want to ";et married. The dear ;rirl is .-till wait-in-:." "What! Didn't you ask her to be your wit'"?" demanded one of the fe males a,s she rose up with crimson face. "Xo'm. Too happy. Told her I'd call s'm'other niht. Ei;ht dollars a week only buys my soda water and cigars, and how'm l g,,in' to sup ?" Seven feminine hau ls motioned to the conductor to stop, ami otio after another seven women dropped off the car and went their ways with angry looks and compressed lips, whi'e the young man nodded and nodded and muttered: "What happiness.! She waited for me to speak, but I was too happy. She's waiting yet. Let 'er wait I'm goin' to sleep!" At tho Ladies' Literary Club. "You remember the words of Mro-re's sojg. CLara- We'll take a fllirlit ro heaven ro-nigUt And leave dull earth behind u.s ' "Well, here's an account of a man whose spirit took that flight and yet he wasn't sati-fied. The first tiling he saw after passing St. IVter was a broad, green meadow, on the border of which stood a jasper column inscribed with gold letters." "How beautiful!" "liut it was tlw inscription that dis heartened him sxi." "Dear me! What did it say?" "'Keep off tlx? grass." Jwlje. "Jimmie. where did you z-t this 5 cent'?"' "It's the money you gave me for the heathen, mamma."" "Then why did you keep it?' "My teacher said I was a heathen." Bazaar. STOCK RAISERS, FAFMERS, LUMBERMEN, MINERS, MANUFACTURERS, MERCHANTS, 'ILL PERSONS J th Swrt-fiirr nl Looking for locations are ro all olrth-es in one of t h the Secretary of the Hoard of Traiif. Oreat Kallepell, Mont : SecrHarv of Hoard of Trade. Helena, Mont. : Strretary of Hoard of Trade, Butte, Mont. ; or F, I. Whitnex, CI. f. & T. A., (i. N. Ky., ist. Haul, .Minn. :::::::: JJRUIT I I ARMS ) Washington. IN Apples, Peats, Peaches, Plums, Grapes and Iierries of superior Flavor. Aroma, Color and ize. Strawhcrrics prow tons to the acre. Blackberry bushes prow to the housetops. Currants are picked from ftep ladders. Cherries often prow In thick bunches like grapes. KHisinp fruit is a neat and clean business, and specially adapted to persons who need outdoor labor of repular but not heavy character. For further information, address F, I. WHITNEY, Q. P. and T. A., Q. N, Ry., St. Paul, Minn. Gkreat .! Jf ' ST. 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"I saw two white cars prf.ely lettered in red, which were u--d for tin transportation of an "Uncle Turn's Cabin'' company. Along the top of a board fence near by was a fringe of the heads of boys who were loukini: over at the cars. Stand ing upon tin p! ufurm in th yard were a number id men who a!su were looking at the cars. S fascinating dues every thing pertaining to the stage appear U lie. Sceino; t he cars reminded me of a drowsy summer day some years a'o when I was driving thruirjii a country town in Jersey. As we druve along we heard a band playing. We wondered why there should lie a brass baud play ing there at midday, when there was no evidence of any ceie1 ratiun and the village wa su uui.-t. The music came nearer and presently the band came Tht marching a.oug tne main street, players w iv not in r.nifurm. but all wortviruek cuuts and beaver Their marching was perfect, their they hats, bear- ing dignilied.am! they p ayel excellent ly. It was a surprising sight. A little further on we came upun the simple folmioii of it ail. There we aw a big tent upun winch was displayed an nouncements of tl.-' i':H uf T'neie Turn's Cabin' and the buui-s uf perform ances. T.ie baud Uial we had met was made up .f players fruin this company, which wem abu'it g'.i:ig the show un der canvass. Such incidents illustrate that peupie who are :i'cutomed uly to entertainments as they are gien hi the city, might 1 i : i 1 in the huw busi ness as it is conducted oil' the beaten track features of striking novelty and interest." IJubby Oh. mamma, mamma! Tal bys gut awfully rich since you've been away. Mamma A id how did she get rich. Hobby? Hobby Why. papa made the men give '!' cents to the kilty every time thev held three of a kind or bi tter. GOOD ADVICE. Every patriotic citizen should give his personal effort and influence to increase the circulation of his home paper which teaches the American policy of Protec tion. 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