fIE>VS OF THE WORLD.
A railway bridge at Modder river
The British are reported advancing
Transvaalers and Free Staters are
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
Sixty-one new naval vessels are un
der construction or in the handß of de
The shelling by the boers at Lady
smith is becoming disagreeably ef
Again it i3 reported that Gen. Wood
will succeed Gen. Brooke as governor
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
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
Chicago December wheat, t>, 5-Bc.
Colonial franchises are in great de
An earthquake shock was felt ■at
Miller, S. D.
There was a heavy snowfall through
out the west.
The house created a committee on
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
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
J. D. Rockefeller Jr., is said to have
made 81.000,000 speculating in leather
The Yale faculty is Investigating a
prize fight between two juniors, due to
Senator Penrose has introduced a
bill to give Mrs. Gridley SIOO a month
The date for the next year’s G. A. R.
encampment is set for the third week
Congressman Lorimer has intro
duced a bill to establish postal sav
At Denver the Nations! Jewish
Home for Consumptives was formally
Football: —Chicago 17, Wisconsin 0
—settling the western football cham
All the powers concerned agree to
the United States’ open-door-in-China
A minister and his wife, the Che
neys, at Racine, Wis., were shot by
No franchise tax will be actually
collected in 1900, according to advices
The wages of 26,000 operatives In
New England cotton mills are materi
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
Judge Jenkins in Milwaukee formal
ly closed the Northern Pacific re
ceivership by discharging the re
Threats are made of lynching a Ne
braska man accused of hypnotizing a
woman and causing her to commit
It is felt in Washington that Com
missioner Kasson made too many con
cessions in negotiating reciprocity
George C. Power of St. Paul is said
to hnve been agreed upon by Senators
Davis and Nelson for national bank
Representative Lents introduced a
joint resolution for a congressional in
vestigation of the Idaho •bullpen"
At San Francisco O. M. Welburn,
ex-collector of Internal revenue, has
been acquitted of the charges of em
Senator Chandler introduced a hill
to increase physical and diminish
mental training in the naval and mil
House republicans in caucus unani
mously approved the house finance
bill and urged its passage after reason
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tolstoi is seriously ill with bilious
The threat of Hohenlohe to resign is
Mrs. Mary .Touas. mother of thirty
three children, died at Chester, Eng
The shah will visit Europe in the
Austria is reconciled to Alexander
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
The Argentine wool clip is 225,000
tons; exportable wheat surplus, 2,-
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
The possession of a satire on the
sultan’s reign caused the arrest of
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
Dr. Max [,ange, the famous German
dhess master, theoretician and proble
mist, is dead at Leipsic. He was 67
The Lord mayor of Dublin and
Jolyi Redmond returned home de
lighted with the prospects of the Par
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
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
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
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
The Rev. W E. De Claybrook, color
ed. of Zion church. Denver, has been
offered a chair in Oahu College. Hono
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ’
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
~ •'*—- * 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.
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