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OUH WAR. A railway bridge at Modder river was repaired. The British are reported advancing upon Colenso. Transvaalers and Free Staters are reported quarreling. Two Americans are detained at Queenstown as boer spies. Gen. Joubert, the boer commander, is under a physician’s care. The lord mayor of Dublin protested against the Transvaal war. Brig. Gen. Wood was nominated as major general of volunteers. The heaviest bombardment of the siege occurred at Ladysmith. Lieutenant Brumby, Dewey’s flag officer, is dying of malarial fever. Cronje’s army is divided in two wings with Methuen’s men between them. Sixty-one new naval vessels are un der construction or in the handß of de signers. The shelling by the boers at Lady smith is becoming disagreeably ef fective. Again it i3 reported that Gen. Wood will succeed Gen. Brooke as governor of Cuba. Commander 15. P. Wood, who com manded the Petrel during the battle of Manila, died. It is thought probable that Aguln aldo has reached Cavite province in his sinuous tlight. A son of President Yedlard of the Michigan Central railroad was killed in the Philippines. Native volunteers organized for the defense of East Griqualaud. The Basutos are quiet. Mafeklng garrison sends out an ar mored train daily and the boers shell the town with slight damage. The commander of Aguinaldo’s body guard was among the killed in a bat tle with Gen. Young’s forces. Gen. Buller and staff reached the front and are supposed to have com pleted arrangements to advance! to the relief of Ladysmith. English say the boers besieging Ladysmith are despondent because the thirty-two days’ siege is without result. Dissensions are reported. Madrid —An official dispatch from Manila says that 229 Spaniards who were formerly prisoners in the hands of the Filipinos have arrived there. The Filipinos deserted Olangapo and Subig on Grant's approach. Ma rines from the Baltimore and Oregon occupied Olangapo as a naval station. Members of the fifth British lancers boast of wholesale slaughter of Elands Laagte of boers who threw down their guns and begged for mercy. Spaniards who have been prisoners of Philippine Insurgents, it is report ed, will claim damages from America on the ground that Admiral I>ewey turned them over to Agulnaldo. The war in the Transvaal will be ended in less than ninety days, accord ing to the oplniou of Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill’’), whose experience in the Amerlcun Indian wais was long and varied. Washington Another contribution to the uiival literature ot the Spanish war has been published. It is a his tory by Admiral Cervera ot the fleet under his command, which was de stroyed by the American squadron. "Washington Secretary Root has inado an order appropriating $25,000 from the.revenues of the island of Cuba to defray the expenses of an ex hibit of the products, manufactures and industries of that island in the Paris exposition next year. Washington—One of the results of the investigations made in the case of the troopship Tartar is the stop page of the pay of Major A. Rafter, surgeon twentieth Kansas volunteers, until certain accounts for the provi sioning of sick soldiers on board the transport are settled. The lxnidon Times prints a letter from an American citizen who left Johannesburg because he was liable to be Impressed, and who had learned that the United States consul was un able to protect him. He complains bitterly that the American flag was not represented in Pretoria, that his passport was not recognized, and that his position was practically unbear able. DOMESTIC. Chicago December wheat, t>, 5-Bc. Colonial franchises are in great de man 1. An earthquake shock was felt ■at Miller, S. D. There was a heavy snowfall through out the west. The house created a committee on insular affairs. T. Henton loiter of Chicago, died in Maryland, insane. Roberts of Utah issued an address to the American people. A negro murderer was burned at the stake In Kentucky. Miller and Waller won the New York bike race by two laps. Expansion is made the issue In the senatorial fight In Arkansas. Wisconsin central trains now run into Park ,iw station. Chicago. The Rev. Bruce Brown accepted a call to Central Church of Denver. Illinois state tax rate will be 42 cents on each sloo—a reduction. A movement Is on foot to reduce the expenses of congressional funerals. Secretary Long will establish evo- f lutionary squadron on the Pacific sta tion. Congressman Hitt Introduced a bill to give Hawaii territorial government Philadelphia will offer SIOO,OOO for the republican national convention. South Bend wants the prohibition party’s national convention in 1900. Mr. Tawney of Minnesota is chosen party whip by a republican caucus. Cummins suppoiters deny that Sen ator Gear is sure of re-election in lowa. J. D. Rockefeller Jr., is said to have made 81.000,000 speculating in leather stock. The Yale faculty is Investigating a prize fight between two juniors, due to hazing. Senator Penrose has introduced a bill to give Mrs. Gridley SIOO a month pension. The date for the next year’s G. A. R. encampment is set for the third week in August. Congressman Lorimer has intro duced a bill to establish postal sav ings banks. At Denver the Nations! Jewish Home for Consumptives was formally dedicated. Football: —Chicago 17, Wisconsin 0 —settling the western football cham pionship. All the powers concerned agree to the United States’ open-door-in-China demands. A minister and his wife, the Che neys, at Racine, Wis., were shot by burglars. No franchise tax will be actually collected in 1900, according to advices from Albany. The wages of 26,000 operatives In New England cotton mills are materi ally advanced. By a strict party vote the house de cided to take final action on the finan cial bill Dec. 18. A coal damp explosion in a mine at Carbonado, Wash., killed a large number of men. Father Ernest Audran, priest of St. Augustine Catholic church, Jefferson ville, Ind., died. Charles P. Fletcher, a pioneer rail way contractor, died at Fort Wayne, Ind., aged 72 years. W. O. Parker died suddenly of apo plexy in the city hospital at Norwalk, Ohio, aged 71 years. A seat in the New York stock ex change was sold for 840,000, the high est price ever paid. Dun says trade activity is surpris ing. Employment and profit are as sured far into 1900. The Burlington road issued new in structions forbidding gambling on Chicago smoking cars. Government contractors are indicted at Savannah as the result of the con viction of Capt. Carter. Emperor William expressed gratifi cation with President McKinley’s at titude toward Germany. The quartermaster general has re ceived word that the troopship Thom as has arrived at Colombo. A large number of girls were injured in a fire in a hosiery mill at Reading, Pa., by jumping from windows. Mamie Melundo, a witness against Molineux, was enticed from New Jer sey by detectives and brought here. At Enfield, N. H„ The Baltic mill, owned by the American Woolen Mills company was burned. Loss, 8100,000. Utah Gentiles reply to Roberts’ ad dress maintaining that he is ineligible to congress and is under indictment. John A. Sumner, a landscape artist, formerly of St. Louis, died suddenly at Middletown, Conn., aged 74 years. The union reform party will put up a presidential ticket, with the initi ative and referendum the sole plank. General Anderson appointed two majors and one captain to inquire into the loss of one mule belonging to the army. Judge Jenkins in Milwaukee formal ly closed the Northern Pacific re ceivership by discharging the re ceivers. Threats are made of lynching a Ne braska man accused of hypnotizing a woman and causing her to commit murder. It is felt in Washington that Com missioner Kasson made too many con cessions in negotiating reciprocity treaties. George C. Power of St. Paul is said to hnve been agreed upon by Senators Davis and Nelson for national bank examiner. Representative Lents introduced a joint resolution for a congressional in vestigation of the Idaho •bullpen" horrors. At San Francisco O. M. Welburn, ex-collector of Internal revenue, has been acquitted of the charges of em bezzlement. Senator Chandler introduced a hill to increase physical and diminish mental training in the naval and mil itary academies. House republicans in caucus unani mously approved the house finance bill and urged its passage after reason abel deliberation. Professor G. W. Hough of the Fort Dearborn observatory, Northwestern University, has discovered Tan Tauri to be a double star. John D. Rockefeller is reported to be backing H. C. Frick in plans to es tablish an iron and steel plant to com pete with Carnegie. A bicycle accident in Washington caused the death of Capt. J. C. Avres of the ordnance department and for merly of Wisconsin. Fire at Gloucester. Pa .destroyed the Green Tree hotel and stables and the Clifton House, killing David Young, a laborer, and his wife. Mrs. Mary Meehan, a resident of El gin, 111., for twenty-five years, died suddenly at Maple Park. 111., aged 100 years and 8 months. It Is reported that a movement is on foot to form a combination of all of the big cotton gin manufacturing concerns of the country. A bill was introduced in the Vir ginia legislature anthorltlng the search of persons suspected of carry ing concealed weapons. W. R. Whitman died suddenly at his home in Louisville, 111., aged 59 years. He was a prominent Masen and an active democratic politician. .senator roraker said the committee on resolutions at republican national convention received the financial plank back from Hanna without the word ■golu. Wm. J. Bryan, en route to Austin, when asked if he would be a candidate for the vacant senatorship seat in Nebraska, emphatically replied: “No, I will not.” An Englishman, claiming to be the agent of Cecil Rhodes and Dr. Jame son, is negotiating for promising properties in the Rainy Lake region of Minnesota. Fire at Augusta, Ga., destroyed a solid block of business buildings, in cluding the Arlington hotel, and J. B. White’s dry goods store. Loss, 81,000,000. Five thousand dollars is to bp raised by Chicago Jews as a first payment for the Jewish Home for the Aged, and a building is to be purchased be fore May 1. Lady Cook (Tennie Clafiin) is com ing to New York with 82,000,000, which she will invest in property in that city. Her sister is Mrs. Martin (Victoria Woodhull). Governor Tanner expected to assist against the advice of friends on try ing for a renomination in Illinois. All other state officers except treasurer want another term. It is now certain that the Canadian steamer Niagara, Captain McGlory, foundered eight miles east of Long Point, I-ake Erie, with all hands, num bering sixteen persons. Col. James Graham and William F. Cunneen, two prominent politicians of bt. Marys, Kans., drank from a bottle containing a disinfectant, believing it to be whisky and both may die. Benjamin Armitage, a close friend of John Bright and Richard Cobden, who assisted in framing the treaty of commerce with France and served sev eral terms in parliament, is dead. The Kentucky election board award ed the gubernatorial certificate of elec tion to Taylor. Goebel, the democrat ic candidate, may appeal to the legis lature. Taylor was duly inaugurated. Miss Low has sued Mrs. Bush, wid ow of her fiance, in New York, for 84,000 she says is due her on a pro mise of Mr. Bush to pay her 85,000 for releasing him from pledge of mar riage. The Officers of the National Suffrage association have forwarded to Presi dent McKinley a request to appoint women, or a woman, on the board or commissioners to the Paris exposi tion. The Kentucky court of appeals is said to be about to make two decisions that will justify the election commis sioners in rejecting Louisville and Harrison county returns, thus seating Goebel. The transport City of Para has ar rived here from Manila via Nagasaki. She came in ballast and had but one passenger. After inspection she will probably be discharged from the transport service. John Wanamaker testified before the industrial commission on the sub ject of department stores. He claimed these stores were beneficial to society, having a substantial economic ana moral basis for their existence. Frank Steiner was found guilty in Chicago of the murder of Joseph Ka rus, and the jury fixed his punishment at death. Louise Schrader, also known as Mrs. Karus, who was co-defendant with Steiner, was acquitted. Neither Governor Pingree nor Mayor May bury was allowed to welcome the American federation of labor to De troit. President Gompers estimated the membership at 1,500,000, an in crease of 2,264 unions and 144,282 members last year. At Chicago C. A. Whyland, senior partner in the firm of C .A. Whyland & Cos., prominent in the board of trade ant, 1 the stock exchange, has been expelled from the litter institu tion. He <8 charged with violating the by-laws regard to "bucket shop ping.” Surgeon General Wyman of the ma rine hospital service, in view of the officially reported prevalence of the plague in Santos, Brazil, and Oporto, Portugal, and the local conditions at those ports, has issued regulations to prevent its introduction into the United States. i in a raid by the Chicago police on two houses, property valued at $12,000 was recovered. The property consists of sealskin garments, dress goods, sil verware, laces and cut glass, supposed to be the proceeds of burglaries in res idences and stores, not only in Chi cago, but in other large cities, by'au original gang of thieves. A California probate judge said avaricious lawyers made his court a "hell on earth” and announced a schedule of fees he would permit. James McConnell, editor and one of the proprietors of the Evening Star of Philadelphia, died suddenly in that city, uged 55 years. Paralysis was the cause. l he cruiser letrolt has sailed from Colon for Santa Maria, a point on the oast coast ot Colombia, about fifty miles east of Carthagena Notwith standing the reassuring report re ceived a few days ago from Command er Hemphill as to the termination of the revolution in Colombia it has been concluded that the situation in the eastern part of the country is so threatening as to demand the pres ence of an American warship FOREIGN. Tolstoi is seriously ill with bilious fever. The threat of Hohenlohe to resign is denied. Mrs. Mary .Touas. mother of thirty three children, died at Chester, Eng land. The shah will visit Europe in the spring. Austria is reconciled to Alexander of Servia. English wool manufacturers are organizing a trust. Mrs. Langtry acts better, but she has lost her good looks. Frensh troubles arise in Germany over American fruit. Samoans received news of the cession to, Germany with indifference. An Italian soldier was arrested for selling the model of a gun to a foreign agent. The Argentine wool clip is 225,000 tons; exportable wheat surplus, 2,- 000,000 tons. In London Baron Penzance (James Plaisted Wilde) is dead. He was born July 12, 1816. The pope is suffering with a cold and his physician has ordered him to re main in bed. Finance Minister de Witte said Russia’s budget would show the na tion’s prosperity. The possession of a satire on the sultan’s reign caused the arrest of prominent Turks. The Chinese governor of Shan Tung was dismissed for Inciting attacks on native Christians. The London Mail tested a plan to extract gold from sea water. It found .002 grammes in a tubful. Palizzot, chief of Mafia, was ar rested and it is believed the society will be crashed out. The ameer of Afghanistan iS in un usually good health. There is no danger of Russian success. Egypt Will clear out the vegetable growth obstructing the Nile and will increase the cotton yield. Isvolsky, appointed Russian ambas sador to Japan, is expected to over come British prestige with Mikado. Emperor Menelek of Abyssinia has asked France and Russia to lend him money to pay the cost of a European trip. Dr. Max [,ange, the famous German dhess master, theoretician and proble mist, is dead at Leipsic. He was 67 years old. The Lord mayor of Dublin and Jolyi Redmond returned home de lighted with the prospects of the Par nell monument. France claims to have definite proof that an English syndicate is seeking to buy the Galapagos islands in order to control the Nicaragua canal. Hohenlohe announced that naval bill proposes doubling the number of battleships and cruisers and disband ing the, coast defense squadron. Republican and anti-Semite mem bers of French chamber attacked the government for its weak attitude to ward Great Britain. They demand an increased army and more cables. Von Bulow’s speech in the relchstag defined Germany’s policy as one of expansion. A strong navy is neces sary to prevent attack, although her policy of peace precluded offensive operations on Germany’s part. The French government has formal ly demanded the degradation of the viceroy of Canton because the order to execute the Chinese magistrate who was responsible for the murder of two French officers at Montao has not been carried out. REQUESTING AND EXTENDING IN VITATIONS. If you know that the friend whom you are inviting has a visitor staying with her, you should by all means in clude the visitor. If you cannot at that time invite your friend's guest to your dinner or luncheon it would be better to defer your Invitation to your friend until a time when she has no one with her. You may request an invitation for a dance for a stranger in town, for a young relative, or for a young man who dances whose acquaintance you know would be agreeable to the pro spective hostess. For card-parties, luncheons and dinners you can never request an invitation, even for a guest staying in your house. You can only let your hostess know that you have a visitor, thus leaving her free to do what seems best to her. You are at liberty to take your guest to an after noon tea, to a large evening reception or to any affair to which the number of guests Is evidently unlimited, with out previously notifying your hostess. You cannot ask a hostess for an invi tation for a resident of the same city unless this person is a new-comer. For most social events you can freely ask an Invitation for a man or a distin guished stranger; less often is it proper to ask one for a maiTied couple.—Leah I-anceford in Woman's Home Compan ion. HAS SUSPICIONS OF AMERICA. Berlin, Dec. 14. —In the debate on the naval bill in the riechstag Wednesday, Herr Saltier, on behalf of the liberals said he hailed with great satisfaction favorable sentiments of America to ward Germany adding: “Since, how ever. America formerly went far in re pressing German interests, it is Amer ica against whom we must strengthen our power.” The St. Louis Star and Post-Dispatch for the first time in their history is sued no daylight edition Wednesday in consequence of the pressmen's strike. The Rev. W E. De Claybrook, color ed. of Zion church. Denver, has been offered a chair in Oahu College. Hono lulu. It Is said that President Kruger has sent seven sons and 50 grandsons Into the boer army to fight the English. Id addition to taking the field himself. BRITISH REPULSED METHUEN’S FORCES SUFFER ANOTHER SEVERE REVERSE. FIGHT AT MAGERSFONTEIN Bloody Engagement in Which British Force of 11,000 is Defeated Witn i Heavy Loss—Look With Hope to J* -- ' >r —More Troops to Be Dis patcl ed to the Cape at Once. Loudon, Dec. 14.—The war office has received the following dispatch from Gen. Methuen dated Tuesday, Decem ber 12: Our artillery shelled a very strong position held by the enemy in a long, high kopje from 4 until dusk Sunday. It rained hard last night. The High land brigade attacked at daybreak on Monday the south end of the kopje. Ihe attack was properly timed, but failed. The guards were ordered to protect the Highlands’ right and rear. The cavalry and mounted infantry, with howitzer battery, attacked the en emy on the left and the guards on the right, supported by field artillery and howitzer artillery. They shelled the position from daybreak, and at 1:15 1 sent the Gordons to support the High lands brigade. The troops held their own in front of the enemy’s entrench ments until dusk, the position extend ing, including the kopje, for a distance of six miles towards the Modder river. Today I am holding my position and entrenching myself. I had to face at least 12,000. Our loss was great.” Each important battle seems to bring worse reverses for the British. The papers sorrowfully admit that Lord Methuen’s check at Magersfontein is. the most serious event the war has yet produced. The position Methuen assaulted is described as in a range which terminates on the east with an abrupt saddle rock, 150 feet high. Boer entrenchments run around the front. It is estimated Methuen’s forces amounted to 11,000 men, perhaps more. No reliable estimate of his losses are yet received. They are believed to have been at least 450. Will Methuen Now Retire? | London, Dec. 14. —All papers com ment upon the extreme gravity of the situation and upon the momentous de cision Methuen now has to take whether to remain at Modder river or to retire on Orange river. The Times says: “At least 30,000 additional men must be sent out. The entire avail able reserve must be called up, and militia volunteers turned to account. Efforts must be made to increase the" local colonial forces, and farther of fers of troops from Canada and other colonies must be sought and accepted ” All eyes are now turned hopefully to Gen. Buller, who, taking into account the troops with Gen. White at Lady smith, has altogether 30,000 men. A dispatch from boer sources says Kim berley remained quiet during the bat tle of Magersfontein. The Daily Mail’s correspondent writes: “The boers were in still larger force than at Modder river, outnumbering us almost three to one.” Still Shelling Ladysmith. Fere Camp, Natal, Dec. 14 (12th).— The beers are still shelling Ladysmith. EX-BADGER MADE SENATOR. Gov. Poynter Appoints Mr. Allen to Succeed Hayward. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 14. —Gov. Poynter has appointed ex-Senator Allen to fill the senatorial vacancy caused by me death of Mr. Hayward. William Vincent Allen was senator from Nebraska from 1883 to 1899. in that year the republicans had a major ity in the legislature and elected M. L. Hayward as his successor. Mr. Allen went to Nebraska from Wisconsin sev eral years ago. While in Wisconsin he was engaged in the practice of the law at Oconto. He is 52 years old, and an Ohio man by birth, though he was educated in lowa and served in an lowa regiment during the civil war. He is an ardent populist and before his election to the senate was judge of on of the state courts. Senator Hay ward, whom Allen succeeds, was a Wisconsin man. and Senator John M. Thurston of Nebraska is also an ex badger. It is announced the appointment of Allen was made certain by the receipt, of a telegram from W. J. Bryan to Gov. Poynter in which Bryan urged that good faith and party expediency demanded Allen’s appointment. WILL MEET IN CHICAGO. Next Prohibition National Convention to Be Held There. Chicago, Dec. 14.—The prohibition national convention will be held in Chicago June 27 of next year. This was decided on at a meeting Tuesday of the national committee of the party at the Palmer house. Twenty-six na tional committeemen were present representing 16 states. South Bend, Ind., Indianapolis and Columbus sent representatives to urge the advantage of those cities as convention points, after a lengthy debate lue offer of Chi cago prohibitionists to pay all ex penses of the convention provide a hall with a stating capacity of over 10.000 and secure reduced railroad rates was accepted. Only one ballot was taken, the vote standing Chicago 14, South Bend 4. Indianapolis 4, Buffalo 2, Col umbus 2.. It is the plan to hold the convention in the coliseum now being erected on the site of the old Libby prison. The resignation of National Chairman Samuel Dickie of Michigan was accepted. O. W. Stewart, cbtffn* man of the Illinois state committee, was elected to the place. During the bebate over the questions of the time and place of holding the convention. Committeeman Smith of lowacriticised McKinley and Lm Methodist asserting that the latter was the big gest stumbling block in the way of the prohibition movement in lowa. Among national committeemen present were O. W. Stewart and Hale Johnson of Illinois, W. L. Ferris and Malcolm Smith of lowa F. E. Britton of Mich igan, S. D. Hastings and O. B. Oleson of Wisconsin. BUSINESS HABITS. The man of business habits will be almost certain to achieve success in the business enterprise in which he may be engaged. The more closely he can approach to a regular and sys tematic method of governing his af fairs, the more surely will he be able to shape his business destiny. It is. certainly easier for some persons to conform to methods which develop into clock-work habits, but few per sons are naturally so constituted that they are exempt from learning the lessons which experience teaches by costly methods. The habits of pru dence, industry, self-denial, and fru gality are not learned in a day, but only result from the formation of good and strong resolutions, evolved from the intricacies of reflection. Of all habits, those needed in the pursuit of business are the most difficult to ac affable, genial, attentive, watchful, in-, dustrious, cautious, frugal, ahd be ready and willing at all times to adapt himself to the opportunities for ad vancement which may happen in his way. In business affairs sentiment gets but scanty consideration—the sur vival of the fittest is a truism which is fittingly applied, and it is rarely ap plied to the individual who is lacking in the qualities above mentioned. The true business man makes as many friends and as few enemies as possible. He early learns to realize that the display of little attention to his cus tomers is appreciated, and that a bow, a smile, and an obliging expression will go a long way toward peopling . his store with customers. Pleasant habits are as easily acquired as un pleasant ones, and the results to be obtained from their use are so prolific in personal benefits that no excuse can be allowed for the churl who feels that all the world owes him and he owes nothing. The world owes us all that we can get out of it by honest and tactful means. WISCONSIN POSTMASTERS. Washington, Dec. 14.—President Mc- Kinley has nominated the following postmasters for Wisconsin: J, p* Gilmore. Durand; G. W. Dodge. Me nasha; C. A. Booth, 'Monroe; M. E- Williams, Fox Lake; W. H. Bridge man, Stanley. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS There are unconfirmed rumors tha* the government has resigned. Adelbert S. Hay, newly appointee! United States consul to Pretoria sailed on the St. Louis from New York Wednesday. Revised returns from all precincts show Thomas N. Hart, republicaii, was ofT^ m r r , ° f , B ° Ston by a Polity I hat ,f’p the D° ta vote bein & <0,67* wif .Sf • * C ° llinS ’ PERSONALITIES. Frederick B. Russell, the niau who lu.k ? “ UCh like Governor Roose vcit that he was frequently taken tf or the colonel of the Rough Rider*, has committed suicide because he Tost his Place as superintendent of the Plham J*“J r Golf club through excessive , Miss Harriet Wright is engaged to i h m^ ned t 0 Count Alexander Merca | ti. The announcement was made, at a (dinner which Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Huger Pratt gave in New York. Miss \\ right is Mrs. Pratt’s by her first husband. Count Mecati if tffe soo of the president the lonian haflk of Greece '"he young man, 25 v*a' rß of age, lives at the New York club. Miss \\ right made the acquaintance of Count Mercati at Mauritius last sum- I mer. Mrs. Pratt was there in search ' f health. The count was traveling aroutc the world, he met Miss Wright and decided to visit America rather than i prßi2, ~ •'*—- * 0 'uW. It is gratifying to know that. New Orleans is sharing in the better busi ness now prevailing throughout -this country. So the h-"V L ’ ****** *”® " ••♦pH uuui - onstrate; and they further prove that New Orleans is getting its lull share of this improvement. The increase in business, as exhibited by iac bank clearings last week over thfe corres ponding week of last yw#r, is marked in nearly all the American cities, the only exceptions being Fort** Worth Galveston and Omaha. The improve ment in all the towns outside of New York is 24.3 per cent.; In'New Orleans 28.6 per cent. It will be seeh, there fore. that we are doing rather betty than the average of the country. We are doing even better, moreover, than even these figures indicate, if we take into consideration the fact thit New Orleans lost an entire day during the week In consequence of the city elec tion.—New Orleans Tlmes-Democrat.