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JRUISER t v . BURLINGAME ROSS CHAPTER XVIII.-(Continued.) Clarence saw Father Rondo several times, but he learned nothing more con cerning Irene. One day the youth was in the church to which Rondo was at tached, and had been conversing some time upon the subject of Irene and the peculiar circumstances under which she was placed, when his attention was ar rested by two men who had been hidden behind one of the massive pillars. They seemed to be natives —Indians; but their movements were suspicious. Clarence was sure that he had seen them several times before, and though he had taken previous notice of them, yet until the present moment he had not thought of their dogging him. "Du you not see them?" he whispered. “Ah —be careful and make no motion by which they can suspect that we see them." “1 do see them,” returned the priest. “They are Indians.” “Or appear to be,” suggested the youth. “But may they not be some who have been engaged to watch you? They ap pear to be Totonaques—the same as those where Irene and Cassandra stopped. Antonio St. Marc Is'missing—or, at least, I have not seen him —and may he not have got these fellows to follow your steps?” "But why should he have done it?" asked Clarence. “1 hardly think he would have gone to any such trouble, for sure ly he can hope to gaiu nothing by watch ing me.” "O, I do not say that it is so, only I hinted at the subject so that you might be on your guard. There may be some hope of revenge. At any rate, you had better keep your eyes open. See —they are moving away now, but they cast a very sharp glance at you before they turned away. You had better watch them.” “I wil’,” returned Claience: find short ly after this he took his leave. The young officer had not gone a dozen rods from the church before he saw the two Indians upon the opposite side of the street. He spoke to Peter, who was by his side, and asked him if he saw them. “Io not stare at them so that they can know that we mistrust them,” he said. “I see them,” the boy answered. "Be sure that you get a good view of them. Examine them so that you will know them again wherever you may see them.” "I have,” said the boy. “I shall know them, sir, anywhere, and at any time.” “Very well—we must watch them. If ever you see them, hereafter, about us, let me know.” Peter promised obedience; and in a few moments more the two Indians turned into a narrow alley. As Clarence passed the entrance he saw that they had stop ped, and were gaziug after him. CHAPTER XIX. At length, as April opened with its warmer breath, Scott sent forth the order for which the brave troops had been so impatiently waiting, and the city was alive with the tramp of armed men and tin- notes of martial music. The Ameri can army, not much over ten thousand strong, were starting for the very center of a great nation. They were to meet and encounter one of the most bold and experienced generals of the age, at the head of troops nearly double their owu number, but they quailed not. The very spirit that animated them was as a dou ble self to each particular man, and they went boldly, confidently, upon their way. In their leader they saw a man in whose skid and judgment they could fully rely, and while lie looked dauutlessly ou they feared not to follow. First on the way came the stern and rugged pass of Corro Gordo, where the Mexican army, under Santa Ana iu per son. was drawn up to dispute the pas sage of our troops. Nature had fortified it. On one hand dashed a torrent down through a deep ravine, and upon the oth er arose the abrupt and seemingly im passable mountain. But the stout place fell before the iron crash of Yankee steel, and the doughty Mexican tied like a frightened child. The Corro was pass ed. and with souls burning for another meeting our troops pushed ou. Gen. Worth moved ou in advance to wards Puebla, and met the enemy at Auiozoqtte. After a sharp eouliict he routed them completely, and when he reached Puebla that city surrendered without resistance, and shortly afterward Scott joiued him there. The heart of Clarence sank when he learned that the army were likely to remain at Puebla for some time. Negotiations were to be open ed between the two countries, aud hence active hostilities ceased for the while. At first ihe impatient youth held the thought of pushing on alone, but it was a wild, fugitive thought, and he quickly came back to reason. Olio day. while Clarence was sitting alone in one of the apartments of the house where lie had taken up his quar tets, his boy Peter entered with a look of more than ordinary import upon liis countenance. “What is it?” asked our hero, as he noticed Peter looking around as though t ■ assure himself that no one else was pres. at. “Don't yon remember those two In dians that you pointed out to me at Vera Cruz?" the boy returned. -Ay—certaiuly,” replied Clarence, eag erly. “Well, they are here in Puebla. I have seen them to-day.” “Then be on the lookout for them. I wish —but it may not be too late now. You can lead me to the spot where you saw them?" “Yes, sir. It was not far from here.” "Then come!" cried Clarence, seiziug bis hat and sword, and slipping his re % elver into his bosom. "By my soul. I’ll j.'-resi them if 1 see them; and then we'll find out who they are.” So Clarence and his boy went out —but though they searched for a long while, yet they could see nothing of the two Indians. The captain felt very sure that liis boy was mistaken, but Peter was so prompt and-energetic in his assurance that ho could not dispute him. However, he felt sure of one tiling: if the two To tcasques had come thus far. they would be likely to show themselves again: and he was dv:e: mined, to apprehend them ou the first opportunity. At las; the heart of our hero was made glad by t ie announcement, on the sev ,:h of August, that the army was to r.ove on. The bugle sounded once more, and again the impatient men commenced he tramp. Who. that has ever heard avc >i;:t. can forget the brilliant pas sage a* C ntreras on the twentieth of August ? History does not record a more wondrous victory than the one our noble soldliers gained here. The American e gle soar, i aloft over the hordes Mexico, and the day was won again at such odds as would have made many a stout general quail aud falter. Immediately afterwards followed the battle of Churnbusco, where Santa Ana commanded in person, and where he had opportunity to employ his whole force. The Ann . iean army had many natural difficulties to encounter; but with a confi dent impetuosity that was irresistible, they swept iuto the valley, and after s sharp engagement the day was won. The Mexicans tied in wild dismay, and sought shelter iu the strongly fortified places iu ami about their capital. And now followed another armistice. Scott gave the Mexican general another opportunity for peace. Bit ere long it was evident that Santa Ana was playing the traitor; and when it was fully proved that he was employing the time of the armistice only in treachery, Scott gave the order for the capture of the great city. Then followed the brilliant feats .at the Molino del Rey, and at the Casta Mata. These strongholds were captured, and then our army swept on to the hill and castle of Chapultepec. This was on the twelfth and thirteenth of September; and though here,‘at the last stand-point, the Mexicans fought with all the bravery and recklessness of despair, and though they outnumbered our forees two to one, yet they were routed—horse, foot and all; and the most valuable of all the muni tions of the nation were left in the hands of the victors. On swept the noble army to the ciiy. During the night Santa Ana fled in the carriage of a friend to Guadalupe Hidal go, aud at midnight the rest of the offi cers and troops commenced their flight to the north. On the following morning the American army marched into the city, and over the ancient halls of the Montezumas waved the Stars and Stripes of our glorious republic. It was a strange hour for the victors, and no won der that they should feel a proud emotion as they reflected upon the work they had performed, and beheld the consummation of their patriotic endeavors. On the sixth day after entering the Mexican capital, Peter hastened to his master’s presence and informed him that he had seen the two Indians who had been pointed out to him in Vera Cruz. Clarence hastened out with him, but nothing more of the Indians could be seen. "My dear boy,” said Clarence, after they had wandered through two or three squares, “I do uut like to dispute you, but are you sure you saw those men?” “Just as sure as I am that I'm alive,” was the boy’ sconfident answer. “I saw them pass our quarters this morning, though at that time I was not sure. But I followed them as quickly as possible, aud when I got near enough I knew them. They were watching your house very narrowly when I first saw them.” "It is strange,” murmured Clarence to himself. “I cannot imagine what they arc up to.” “Of course T cannot,” returned Peter, unless ” "Unless what?” inquired Clarence, as th“ boy hesitated. "Why—l have thought that someone might have sent them to. follow you, thinking that you would' fiud Irene at the end of your journey.” The young man started at this. The thought had not before entered his mind. “Thefe are some who would gladly know where the maiden is. I suppose,” the boy added, as his master did not speak. "Certainly there are,” answered Clar ence. "And I suppose these two Indians to be chief among them.” "The Indians?” uttered Clarence, in surprise. "Why—what should they want with Irene, unless they have been hired to find her?” Peter gazed into his master’s face with a look of wonderment. "Why did you bid me watch those two Indians?” he Jfsked, at length, in a strange tone. "Because I wanted to fiud out, if pos sible, why they followed me.” "But don’t you remember, at Vera Cruz you bade me look at them so as to be sure that I might know them again?” "Certainly,” answered Clarence. “Well—what did you mean?” the boy asked, in the same peculiar tone. "What did I mean? Was not my mean ing evident?” "I thought it was at the time, but I am led now to think I was mistaken.” “What do you mean, Peter?” “Why—when you first told me to look at those men, so that I might know them again, did you not know who they were?” Clarence gazed into the face of his boy, and a strauge gleaming was visible upon his countenance. “I saw two Indians, Peter; and from their manner I was led to fear that they had been employed to follow me. I knew they looked like those whom the priest had pointed out as Totonaques, and I also knew that those were the ones with whom Irene had stopped awhile near Vera Cruz. Now, what more did you see?” “Why, sir—l simply saw that Antonio St. Marc and Martin San Benito had assumed the disguises of Indians, and were watching your movements.” “Peter ” “Did you not know them, sir?” “Know them? By my soul, no!” "Why—l knew them the moment T put my eyes upon them, and I thought, from the way you spoke, that you knew them, too.” "And now.” said the captain, after some moments of thought, "of course their meaning is plain. They have dis covered that I know where Irene is, and they mean to follow me. But I'll give them the slip here.” Our hero had now but one fear; and that was that Sr. Marc might mistrust where Irene was, and thus steal the march on him. After all was quiet in the captured city, Clarence went to Gen. Scott and obtained his discharge from further service. He then took leave of those officers with whom he had held the most friendly intercourse, and after this he prepared for his departure. He ob tained the dress of a Mexican haciendo, and a common attendant's garb for Pe ter. and having got all the necessary trap pings for his horse, he was prepared to start. It was on the midnight of Sunday that Clarence Howard and his boy started. They had gone to a house -.. some dis tance from their usual rjn-.rters, and thither their horses were taken by two of their friends. It was a bright, star light night, and the air was cool and balmy. They had rocured two noble horses, and with high hopes they passed out through the city gate and struck off to the westward. The road was wide and plain, and the way direct. "I tliiuk we have given them the slip now." said Peter, as they rode along over the even road. ‘T hope so,” returned Clarence. But ho spoke dubiously, for the old fear was upon him. He knew that St. Mare wa* acquainted in Valladolid, and he felt that 't won Id be nothing strange for the unnatural father to push on for that city, even though it was only fo- a visit. But he feared that by this time that evil man wight have gained same clue to hi< child's whereabouts. The thought gave him pain, and he put his horse swiftly over the road. CHAPTER XX. In a small mans: n. in the western par* f the city of \ a.iudc.td. Irene St. Mare had found a home. The owner was a merchant named Carlos Mend rid, an el derly man, in independent circumstances, and possessed a kind and generous heart. Calypso had introduced the maiden there, and there she had found a warm wel come. It was at the close of a warm and pleasant day that Irene and Cassandra sat together in their chamber. Irene look ed beautiful now. Her health was un impaired, and a pensive, thoughtful ex pression dwelt upon her handsome fea tures. She was not sad. for a strong hope gave her courage. Only the day before she had learned that the Ameri can army had taken the capital, and that Clarence Howard was among the officers who accompanied the victorious general. This piece of intelligence had been brought by Calypso. “I should think he would come soon,” Irene said, gazing hopefully into her companion’s face. “Of course he will,” returned Cassan dra. “I suppose he has some duties to perform before he can leave the army.” “But you think there is no doubt that he is with the army.” “Why—Calypso says he is; and I sup pose her information was direct.” “And yet.” said Irene, with a shudder, “he had many dangers to pass through.” “Yes,” replied Cassandra. ‘T hope Calypso’s information was cor rect. “I am sure it was. my mistress.” “And I do not think Calypso would de ceive me.” “I think not.” Thus had Irene spoken many times since she had received the intelligence of her lover’s arrival at the capital. Even the slightest assurance from her compan ion seemed to give her comfort, and she thus introduced the subject that those assurances might be given. Her highest hope of earth was to see Clarence How ard. Every thought of joy in the future was centered in him. and the holiest love of her soul was his. The long days of gloom that had passed threw all her joys into the future, and thus her very life time of peace hung upon the hopes she now cherished. If she had a doubt it was of the real intent of Calypso. That strange woman had seemingly been very kind, and of course Irene w-.s very grate ful, but still she felt at times a secret fear that all was not right. (To be continued.) Good Manners at Home. Practical jokes are rarely indulged In by persons of nice perceptions, and teasing passes the bounds of good taste when it ceases to be a matter of pure fun on all sides. Inquisitiveness is al ways bad form. “Whom is your letter from?” “What makes your eyes so red?” are interferences with one’s right of privacy. A closed door should be respected and give assurance of seclu sion. One who is so disloyal as to repeat to anj- outsider, however intimate, any thing to the discredit of the family de serves to forfeit all family rights aud privileges. There are no terms strong enough to condemn the vanity- of parents who will allow a daughter's claim, prospects aud advantages to be advertised in the public prints. Society requires that whatever their private relations, husband aud wife face the world as a unit, harmonious and with interests identical. One thing good form imperatively de mands—that by no mischance, no loss of self-controi, shall family discords be revealed to strangers, children or ser vants. An uncontrolled voice is always un mannerly and undignified. A readiness to give up in little tilings is the most tactful appeal possible for a return of courtesy at other times when the matter may be of importance to us. Personalities that are made to do duty as family jokes are never funny to strangers.—Ladies’ Home Journal. Woman’s Love of Social Position. “Perhaps, however, the fetish to which we women attach the most undue importance is social position,” writes “An American Mother,” in the Ladies’ Home Journal. “We set out with the creed that we are all equal, and then spend much of our lives in struggling to force our way into some petty circle which is barred against us, or to bar our own against some of our neighbors. Nothing could be more ridiculous than tlie many foundations on which we Americans base our claims to aristoc racy. The belief is almost universal that the possession of a certain enor mous number of millions constitutes a caste which stands on the level of roy alty. But short of these stupendous heaps of gold, money does not always command precedence here, especially in our small towns aud villages. We are all of us ready with our gibe at the new rich as if our own blood had been pure as that of Daimio fora thousand years. Our claims to high caste are often based upon some mythical judge or baronet far in the dim past; or that we live in the most pretentious house iu the village. I have known the pos session of a Grecian portico to give so cial ascendency to one family over a town full of neighbors, plebeian only in that they had no porches at all. So vague yet so strenuous are our ideas of caste.” Alaskan Words. The most common word is “mush,” which means go on. march, travel. It lis a corruption from the French “marchon.” The Canadian Frenchman j thus addressed his dogs when he ! wished them to move. -When an Alas kan wants his dog to move he says “mush;” he never says "get out.” If he is driving a dog team he says “mush” when he wants them to start. If he has been on the trail he says he ! lias been “mushing” or that he "mushed” m from the mines. “Cheechaco” is the Chinook Indian word for newcomer or greenhorn. It is the equivalent of the early California word "tenderfoot.” "Peluck” is an Eskimo word, and means all gone. “Tilacom” is a strong Indian word, and means both friend and partner. It is someone you have camped with and shared dangers with, for whom you would suffer and who would suffer for I you. “Skookum” is an Indian word in gon : oral use meaning good. These words are in common use | throughout Northwest Alaska. There are other native and provincial expres | sions. but they have not been dignified l by common uso to the extent of the j foregoing.—Nome News. Hospital Linen Burned. A curious official regulation demands that all the old linen of the Ceylon hos pital shall be burned every three months. A government official comes round on a periodic linep inspection : and condemns wornout sheets, towels, : etc., to a fiery fate. Monster Engines .lust Bnilt. Pittsburg locomotive works have Just completed two engines which are eiaim } ed to be the most powerful and heaviest j yet constructed. Each weighs 111% tons, the tenders having a water capa , city of T.r-0-0 gallons aud a coal capa citv of fourteen tons. Rees as Barometers. Bees are excellent weather prophets. There >s a common country saying that ••a .-as never caught in a shower." Yl'uca a rain is impending bees do not go far afield, but ply their labor in the immediate neighborhood of their hives. Titled Canadians. The number of hereditary titled Ca nadians has now reached thirteen, made up of seven peerages and six bar onetcies. Of non- itary knights Canada can boast of thirty-two. Forwardness proceeds from ignor ance oftener thar from impudent*. NEWS OF WISCONSIN. A WEEK’S RECORD OF STATE HAPPENINGS. Ida Gnyon Found at Cadott—Tried to Cut Throat with Window Glass—Foul Plan Suspected in Vien Case Man Jilted on Eve of Wedding. William Bowe, attorney for the de fense in the case of tlie State vs. Mrs. Ju lia Guyon and Sant Davis of Chippewa. Falls, both charged with causing the* death of Ida Guyon. the adopted daugh ter of the Woman, was summoned to Ca dott the other day. It is stated that the missing girl has been found.. The report is that she has been in hiding in a house of a farmer. Ida Guyon mysteriously disappeared ou Dec. S. The neighbors suspected murder from the first and re ported the matter to the district attor ney. Many dark stories were told of the terrible treatment the young girl re ceived aud upon investigating the she-iff arrested the man and woman charged with,murder. Upon further investigation of the case the district attorney decided to change the charge to manslaughter. Af the preliminary hearing the defense was that the girl, who was said to be wild, had run away and would be found in a short time. The prosecution held that the girl had been beaten by the man and woman and, dying of her injuries, her body had been bidden on the farm. The sheriff’s force searched in vain for the body, while Mr. Bowe had the* county scoured in hope of finding the missing girl. - Hiller Jilted at the Altar. Samuel Hiller of Aberdeen, Wash., and Miss Edith Katzmarck of Janesville were to have been married at the home of the bride’s parents. The wedding did not take place as scheduled, for the reason that Miss Katzmarck found a man she liked better than Hiller, who was the choice of her parents. The day before the wedding was to have taken place Miss Katzmarck went to Milwaukee, where she met T. W. Atzell, and both left that city. Miss Katzmareck’s par ents say that Atzell has a wife in St. Louis. Prisoner Tries to Kill Himself. Christian Huber, aged 50, made a des perate attempt to kill himself in the central police station at La Crosse, and had it not been for prompt action of two officers, who heard the commotion he made, he would have succeeded iu cutting his throat with a piece of window glass, which he had obtained by breaking one of the windows in the corridor, near his cell. Huber was picked up by the po lice with a bad case of delirium tremens, resulting from long and continuous drink ing. Heir to Fortune Disappears.. Peter Vien of La Crosse, a bridge car penter employed by the Northwestern Railway, and heir to an estate of several hundred thousand dollars, left him by an uncle in Norway, has mysteriously disappeared, and his friends are worrying about him. He left for Norway last Oc tober. and nothing has boon heard from him since. Subsequent developments show that he never sailed. They suspect he has met foul play. Object to Poles and Wires. Property holders in Kenosha along the telephone line, especially on Park avenue, will file suits against the Wisconsin Tele phone Company. They allege that their property has depreciated in value and that the poles and wires are a nuisance and an inconvenience. The outcome of the Racine injunctions will have consid erable influence. Women in Sle sihintr Party Hurt. Seven women were injured in an acci dent which occurred to a sleighing party in Marinette. While going at full speed the sleigh tipped over and all were thowu out. Miss Annie Hunt and a Menominee woman were seriously hurt, while live others were painfully injured and many more braised and jammed. Oppose the Division. A petition has been in circulation for several days to be presented to the Leg islature opposing the division of Chip pewa County. Th<* petition will be cir culated in the northern part of the coun ty, where the opposing, forces reside. It lias been signed by many leading firms. State Items of Interest. Ktiehne Brothers have sold their stock yards at Seymour to John Berg of Ap pleton. Nlrs. Florence V. Shattuek was declar ed insane by a jury in the Janesville Circuit Court. She will be returned to NJ endota. Ralph Schultz, a young son of Charles Schultz of Two Rivers, was kicked on the head by a horse and rendered uncon scious. His face was severely cut. It is believed that the horse poisoner is abroad in La Crfosse. During the, past few days several valuable horses have died from no apparent disease. William L. Price, a former resident of Janesville, was killed at Morrison, 111., by a Northwestern passenger train. Mr. Price was 45 years old and had been in the employ of the company for many years. Louis Anthony Groll, the Manitowoc soldier boy, with Company L, Forty-fifth infantry, U. S. A., in tlie Philippines, who was reported to have been killed in an engagement, has written his sister, of Manitowoc that lie will be home some time iu May. Miss Carry Miller of Suamieo. aged 19, while hunting rabbits with her brother, was instantly killed by the accidental ex plosion of a gun in the hands of the lat ter. She was walking a few feet be hind her brother aud the top of her head was blown off by the discharge. The depot of the Milwaukee road at Racine was burglarized, but not much of value was taken. The thieves enter ed the ticket office, where they threw the tickets about the floor and broke open the money drawer, but got no money. Carl Pierson of Amherst, aged 20 years, met death iu a peculiar manner while engaged in loading sawdust .into a wagon at Ilans Johnson's mill, about fif teen miles northeast of Amherst Junc tion. Pierson was picking the loose saw dust from the side of a gigantic pik* when it caved in aud smothered him to death. Mary Gerrard was awarded .SI,OOO in the suit against the La Crosse street car company for a broken leg. allege*! to have been caifsed by the overturning of her sleigh. She alleged that the snow piled up by the company at the side of its tracks caused the accident. A dastardly attempt was made to burn the Hotel Polprentiuee at Ladysmith. Some men who had been playing cards late in a saloon discovered the fire at 9 o'clock and sounded an alarm. The in cendiary had saturated some sacks with cos! oil and placed them under a corner of the hotel, which is a wooden build ing. The firo was extinguished In fore much damage had been done. La 'Crosse is to have a valuable addi tion to its manufacturing industries in the shape of anew wood-working plant which O. .1. Sorrensen of the present firm of Paris. Sorrensen & Cos. is at the bead. The cash balance left in the treasury of the State Board of Agriculture after all the expenses of the last State fair are paid is $7,410.23. The board recom nienst that electric power be put in ma chinery hail at the fair grounds in order that machinery may l*e exhibited in op eration. Anew building is asked for pig eons and poultry, and more space is de sired for agricultural o'bibits from north era Wisconsin. T oard took in sl,- 607 for privileges on the fair ground*. Daniel C. Van Brunt died at Horicon, aged 83 years. The new plant of the Menasha Wood enware Company has commenced opera tions at Ladysmith. Rev. Father C. De Louw of St. Fran cis’ Church, aged til years, died at his home in West Holland. The will of the late George Tomlinson of Racine has been filed for probate. He left an estate of SO,OOO. Alfred Jones, 17 years of age, of the town of Ridgeway, lost his left hand in the cogs of a feed mill. Wisconsin. Michigan and Minnesota ag ricultural colleges are entitled to $25,000 each f-om tho government. The President has sent to the Senate the nomination of William C. Wheeler to he attorney of the United States for the western district of Wisconsin. The postoffice at Whitehall has been placed in the presidential class and Con gressman Eseh has recommended the ap pointment of .1, C. Southwortli. ,T. S. McMillan of Evansville, who un derwent an operation at Chicago the oth er day. is dead. He did not have strength enough to withstand the shock. At Kenosha Mrs. Peter Nelson was ac cidentally shot in the face by one of her little sons, who was practicing with a small rifle which had been a Christmas present. J. M. Seaman of the Sheboygan Street Railway contemplates building a street car line to Elkhart Lake. The line will be extended from Sheboygan Falls, through Plymouth. The proposition for the establishment of a school of mines at the University of Wisconsin in connection with the engi neering department is being considered by members of the faculty. A fire in the lumber camp of the Fence River Logging Company, near Crandou, destroyed considerable property and cre mated six horses. The origin is not known. The loss will be about $3,000. Nich Wilbert, a Northwestern conduc tor, had a narrow escape from death at Sheboygan Falls while coupling cars. He slipped and fell, but managed to grasp a break beam and cling to it until the train stopped. John Muller died at West Superior three years ago. Now it appears that he left mining properties worth about a quarter of a million. Tlr.ee women, each claiming to be his widow, are trying to substantiate that claim. X. S. Hanford, a man owning a small farm three miles northeast of Pittsvillc, was killed by being struck by broken fragments of a flywheel on a buzz saw while sawing wood on the farm of R. 11. Holmes, in the same locality. John Berry, formerly an officer in Com pany Iv, Second Wisconsin volunteers, during the Spanish-American war, who enlisted again to serve in the Philippines, was drowned in mid-ocean. lie fell over board from the transport and was drown ed. George 11. Delavan, alias William H. Smith, who drugged and robbed a trav eling man named E. M. Smith at the Grand Hotel, Janesville, about a month ago, and who was captured at St. Paul, pleaded guilty and was given three years at Waupun. Gov. La Follette has announced the appointment of Charles C. Bennett of South Wayne as assistant superintend ent of public property. Also of Paul D. Gurnee of Madison as index clerk and messenger in the oexcutivo office, and Miss Jennie Nelson of Madison as the Governor's stenographer. The first posi tion pays $1,500 a year, the two latter S9OO each. An east-bound passenger train on the Southwestern division of the Milwaukee road came near being wrecked at Racine, and Engineer Dan Botsl’ord narrowly es caped death. The train was behind time and running a mile a minute when the connecting rod of the locomotive broke and one end crashed up through the cab, smashing the floor and breaking tiie side. Engineer Botsford leaped from his seat just in time to escape being struck. Plans are nearing completion whereby Beloit will be put on the same footing with Chicago in the matter of freight rates. It is the intention to establish a great freight-shipping depot just over the Illinois line, which will be known as South Beloit. Immediately after this de pot is established, the manufacturers in terested in the plan will have their pro duct hauled there to be shipped. The freight rate to South Beloit will be the same from outside points as that of Chi cago. W. B. Hunt, n Republican politician, better known as “Barney” Hunt, commit ted suicide at Milwaukee. He was 55 years old, a G. A. 11. veteran, who drew a pension, and very well known about town. Hunt made careful preparations. He undressed himself, then laid down on the bed and sent a bullet through his mouth. He left several letters, among them one to the coroner, whom he asked as an old friend of his to leave his body at the morgue for several days, “so that all my good friends can call a id see me.” He wanted it distinctly understood that he was neither insane nor drunk. Frank Kolash, a saloonkeeper at Yuba, was arrested on a charge of shooting and killing William Stout. Stout called at the saloon and asked for a glass of beer. Kolash refused him a drink, whereupon Stout grabbed a beer glass and threw it at Kolash, who drew a revolver and tired at Stout, slightly wounding him. Stout left the saloon, but returned in a few minutes and Kolash, it is alleged, again opened fire. This time Stout was wound ed and fell to the floor. As he raised up Kolash shot him again. He fell to the floor a second time and again Kolash shot. Kolash gave himself up to the au thorities. but was allowed to go home to await the verdict of the jury. Kolash claims he did the shooting in self-defense. The coroner’s jury brought in a verdict that Stout came to his death by unlawful means. Charles Johnson. Frank Strong, Thos. Ellis and Iliehard Egan, arrested Dec. 1. were brought before County Judge J. B. Keyes at Friendship, pleaded guilty to burglary of the store at Arkdale and re ceived sentences of one year each in the State prison. Roy Fairbanks, a young boy, fell through a skylight in the roof of the old La Crosse Lumber Company’s disman tled mill, twenty-five feet below, into the engine room. In this flight through space he hit an iron beam, turning his body in such position that he struck head first. His injuries were not serious. William Bridenfeldt. a farmer of the town of Washington, was engaged in op erating a portable power sawmill. He grabbed up a piece of wood to throw it at a horse and in the act his right hand came in contact with the saw. his first finger was taken completely off and the other fingers hung by mere shreds. The farmers about Glcnwoofl are assur ed free rural delivery. Cue route, about twenty-two miles long, has already been established and will 'reach about 125 homes. George Taylor has boon commis sioned carrier. Two other routes will un doubtedly be established soon, as farm ers and merchants arc unanimous in fa vor of free mral delivery. A railroad meeting was held recently in a Gilmanton church. There were 200 farmers present with the central commit tee, which adopted resolutions naming the corporation the Mississippi, Eau Claire and Northern Railroad Company. Articles of incorporation were presented and signed. The capital stock is $500,- 000. A stock subscription is to be start ed at once in Wanmandee. Gilmanton and EUeva districts and the city of Eau Claire. Fire destroyed the office and sleeping apartment of Dr. U. G. Werner aDd the Rib Lake hospital. The building and con tents are a total loss, which is estimated at about £1,500, partly insured. FEMALE SALOON WRECKER. Mrs. Nation, Who Is Keepinjj Up Her State’s Reputation. The women of Kansas have a unique way of keeping their State’s name be fore the public. A few years ago it was Mrs. Lease who. by h r nerve and per sistency, gave Kansas a unique distinc tion iu politics. Now Mrs. Carrie Nation invites the world's atteptiou to the State. Mrs. Nation is the woman who is spend ing a short season in jail for destroying $5,000 worth of property in the swellest saloon in Wichita. She says now that as soon as she is released she will imme diately go to work and smash up a few more saloons. Mrs. Nation is a good-looking woman, 50 years of age. She is a prominent member of the Kansas W. C. T. U. She has been twice married. Her first hus- MRS. CARRIE NATION. band died of alcoholism, but her pres ent husband is a prosperous attorney, who takes very little interest iu alco holism morally or physically. He even refuses to attend his wife in her present troubles, and she herself says she does not want to see him around. Ten years ago Mrs. Nation was living at Medicine Lodge, the home of Jerry Simpson. Sa loons were running there at full blast. Mrs. Nation put a number of them out of business by smashing the fixtures, and put a number of the proprietors into the penitentiary, whietjf-was possible, because there is a law prohibiting saloons. Since that time the liquor traffic there has lan guished. She next went to Kiowa, and all visible signs of saloons evaporated a short ti ne after her arrival. Next she went to Wiuhita, and when she wrecked the bar of; a leading hotel she was promptly arrested. EX-GOV. MOUNT DEAD. Passes Away Suddenly in His Hotel in Indianapolis. Ex-Gov. James A. Mount, whose term as chief executive of Indiana expired Monday, died suddenly at 0:30 o’clock Wednesday night at the Denison Hotel in Indianapolis, of heart failure. He was apparently well iu the afternoon, and attended reception given by Mrs. Mount preparatory to the return of the ex-Goveiaior and his family to their home in Crawfordsville. The ex-Gov ernor’s death came as a great shock to his relatives and friends throughout In diana. James A. Mount was known as “the farmer Governor." He was horn iu Shel by County, Ohio, and was 57 years old. He grew up a poor boy on a farm. He enlisted and served three years in the Civil War as a member of Wilder’s brig- JAMES A. MOUNT. ade, in which he was a mounted infantry man. He incurred disability, from which he never fully recovered. The only office he ever held except the governorship was State Senator. Three children and Mrs. Mount are the surviving members of tho family. The oldest child is Mrs. Charles Butler, who lives on a farm in Montgomery County adjoining that of her father. Mrs, John W. Nicely, i.ho is now at Beirut, Syria, and the Rev. Harry M. Mount, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Conners ville, are the other children. ALVORD GETS THIRTEEN YEARS. New York Bank Teller, Who Stole $090,000, Sentenced to Sintr Sing. Cornelius L. Alvord, Jr„ teller of the First National Bank of New York/ who pleaded guilty to three counts in the in dictment found against him for ySnJI falsifying the ac- I counts of the bank w and embezzling the sum of £090,000, |£B£v v, was sentenced to thirteen years at Yk hard labor in ’Sing 111// In P ass ’ n F sen ft XIDOIV' S' fence Judge Them is \ s ns sa *^ : “This case \v I ' ' is an old-time case Cornelius alvord. of thieving, aggra vated by a revolting betrayal of trust. These great banking institutions invite the confidence of the public, and they should be so conducted that this confi dence is not betrayed. Any officer of a bank, or any employe, no matter what his rank or station, who is found guilty of stealing the funds of such an institu tion should be made to suffer.” News of Minor Note. Food stuffs are said to be scarce in rekin. James Kelly was banged. Charleston, S. C.. for killing Peter Benneau. Andrew Carnegie has promised to give Seattle, Wash., £200,000 for a library, it is said. Supt. Wainwright of the navy acad emy, Annapolis, says there is no foun dation for the report that Hobart Green, now dead, a private in the marine corps, was ill treated. Detectives on the C. & N. Railroad are playing tramps. Several hoboes have been pinched by them. Rev. Peter Fossett, Cincinnati, re garded as the last surviving slave of Thomas Jefferson, is dead. In 1849 he purchased his liberty and removed to Ohio. It is believed by many that the dry climate of Southern Oklahoma and the southern district of Indian Territory is going to make all that section the home of the finest grades of cotton. During the season it has developed that the cot ton grown in the Choctaw Nation was of an extra good fiber, grading above the average and in great demand for export. Friends of Mrs. N. E. B. Gilbert, Chi cago. deny that she will marry Eugene Zimmerman, father-in-law of the Duke of Manchester. England will build the two largest bat tleships afloat. They will be 18.009 tons displacement, and be called the Queen and Prince of Wales. The Hungarian government is about to take steps to effectually put an end to the wandering of gypsies, who are so fre quently to be met in that country. The stalwart Hungarian gypsy, wirh bis mul ti-colored cloak, his dark-eyed, fortune reding wife, and his crowd of halfnaked children, is one of the most picturesque figures in that part of Europe. WISCONSIN SOLONS, Mr. Frost in the Assembly Thursday introduced a bill increasing the annual income of the university as follows: For the college of agriculture, $16,000; col lege of engineering, $10,000; school of commerce s7.cpo: farmers’ institutes, $4,- 000; total, $30,000. The bill further pro vides for the appropriation of $175,000 for the construction and equipment of a central building for the college of agri culture and $05,000 for the equipment of the new engineering building for a mu seum for the school of commerce. The sum for building and equipment is fixed at $240,000. Bills of interest introduced in the Senate were: To regulate the prac tice of osteopathy; to prohibit attorneys from signing nomination papers, petitions or calls for any candidate for the office of the Supreme, Circuit or other court of record iu the State. Judge Orton in the Assembly introduced a bill for tho erection of soldiers' monuments on Shiloh battlefield. Senator Roehr introduced a bill permitting cities of 20.000 or more population to establish free employment bureaus. In the Assembly Mr. Lemont introduced a bill creating a commission of three to confer with the Minnesota Legislature for the purpose of securing uniformity of legislation on vessel tax ation. Under the jn-eseut Wisconsin law vessels are taxed as personal property on the ad valorem basis. The idea is to tax them on a tonnage basis. Mr. Le mont suggests three cents per gross toil as a fair rate. On Friday in the Senate a memorial was presented by Senator Miller from the Trades and Labor Assembly against the reduction of exemption of wages. Three petitions for amendments to the fish and game laws were submitted. Sen ator Hatton offered a memorial to Con gress urging the Wisconsin members to use all possible means to secure the pas sage of tlie swamp land indemnity act. Senator Mills objected to immediate con sideration and it went over. Four bills were introduced. Petitions from several counties came into the House asking for the repeal of the law against spring shooting. There were also a few remon strances against the repeal of the law. The bills introduced were more numerous than at any session so far.- Both houses adjourned until Monday night. The end of the first week of the ses sion found the present Legislature fur ther under way with its work than any previous body of its kind in the same length of time. Indications point to a shorter session than usual on account of the anti-pass law, which will have the tendency of keeping members in the city over Sunday. A move toward the establishment of a State printing office and the abrogation of the present scheme of letting the State printing by contract was made in the Senate Monday evening by Senator Mills in a joint resolution directing the printing committee to investigate and report on the, subject. The resolution states that over $128,000 is paid annually for public printing in Wisconsin. The resolution is in line with the recommendation in Gov. La Follette’s message for a master State printer. A memorial to Congress asking for an amendment to the constitution of the United States, that will give Congress concurrent jurisdiction with the States in the regulation of trusts, was the most important matter submitted to the Leg islature on Tuesday. It was presented by Senator McGillivray and went over, but will probably be passed. A request to Congress for legislation that will “ef fectually stamp out the brutal, unmanly and outrageous practices of the cadets at West Point" was presented by Senator Gaveny, and also went over. Senator Mills’ resolution instructing the printing committee to investigate and report on the advisability of establishing a State printing office was passed. In the after noon committee work was abandoned and most of the members gathered iu the Sen ate chamber to listen to the contest be fore the Assembly committee on privi leges and elections between G. E. Vnu dercook and Alfred Cook for a seat in the Assembly from Marathon County. The hearing was unfinished when adjourn ment was taken. A request f,*r assistance in resisting the ravages of the Wisconsin liver was brought to the Legislature Wednesday afternoon by a delegation of Portage citi zens, headed by Mayor Jones. They had a memorial and a bill, the latter provid ing for the appointment by the Governor of an engineer to investigate the condi tion of the present levee, and if his re port is favorable for an appropriation of not to exceed $20,000 to extend and im prove the levee. A bill that will please the wheelmen was introduced by Senator McGillivray. providing for the construc tion of side paths along roads and streets for the use of bicycles. Wheelmen will be required to pay a license of 50 cents to sl. the amount to be determined by lo cal boards, which are to have charge of the side paths, the license money to go into a fund to be used for maintaining the paths. In the Assembly Mr. Brunson introduced a bill giving the railroad com missioner power to fix and enforce maxi mum freight and passenger rates on rail roads. A constitutional amendment, au thorizing the State to assist in road im provement, was introduced by Senator McGillivray. It was passed by the last Legislature, and if it passes this time will be submitted to the vote of the people. The committee on public health voted unanimously to recommend for passage the bill prohibiting the sale of cigarettes or cigarette paper. No one appeared to argue against the measure. In Legislative Halls, Senator Mosher of New Richmond, one of the new members of the upper house, stands ready to father a bill to readjust the matter of State employes. He is satisfied that the State is paying more for its labor than a private concern would pay for the same amount, and he thinks it should not be so. Men who neither frequent the Legisla ture in the winter nor indulge in the pleasures of the forests and streams in the summer can have no idea of the amount of importance that attaches to the fish and game laws. No other sub ject gives the Legislature so many Mils and no committee is busier than that which has to consider those bills. From every nook and corner of the State conies bills, petitions and remonstrances, and it is safe to say that there will be fifty or sixty measures introduced at this ses sion. There is a funny little mix-tip in tlie Legislature over fountain pens, which! by the way, are always a source of trou ble of one kind of another at every k-s --sion. The trouble usually grows out of their scarcity, but this time it is out. of tbeir superabundance. The superinten dent of public property provided pens which cost $2.50 each, but in some man ner not quit.- clear pens worth only £I.BO were distributed to the members. An enterprising for the cheaper pen caused the mix-up. but the explanations of how the substitution was made do not agree. The State Horticultural Society, which gets State aid voted it at every session, has established anew experiment sta tion on what is known as the ,St. Louis farm, one mile north of EagLe. It has had a station at Wausau upon which some very successful experiments have beeft tried, and a year ago it decided to establish anew one somewhere not fur ther south than Rhinelander. Dr. T. E. Loop and Senator Kreutzer, members of the society, were appointed a committee to select a place and they chose the farm at Eagle. There are twelve acres at the Wausan station and five at the Eagle station. The Boy’s Room. The wise parents will always seek to furnish their boys with a room more attractive to them than the street-cor ner, because they realize that “an ounco of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yes, is worth many pounds of cure; but in order that it may be as at tractive -'•*** boys must feel at liberty to invite tyf&eir room their boy friends, and to I’SCertain them there, as the girlr* .sCSfesds are entertained in their sistC'Sr tUai. Then let the boys have a “good time” of their own choosing. They don’t want a prescribed way to play or entertain themselves; they want chiefly to be let alone, allowed to ?lay as they choose, and not be nagged at because they are not quieter. Just so long as their noise is a harmless, healthful, “good-time” noise leave them undisturbed. Boys will not endure nagging; it will drive them from bomo into the streets more quickly and sure ly than anything else under the sun. Encourage the boys to feel that their room is their castle, and that they are masters in their own domain.—Wo man’s, Home Companion. • THE CHANGE OF LIFE Is the most important period in a wo man’s existence. Owing to modern methods of living, not one woman in a thousand approaches this perfectly natural change without experiencing a train of very annoying and some times painful symptoms. Those dreadful hot flashes, sending the blood surging to the heart until it seems ready to burst, and the faint feeling that follows, sometimes with chills, as if the heart were going to stop for good, are symptoms of a dan gerous, nervous trouble. Those hot flashes are just so many calls from nature for help. The nerves are cry* Mas. Jennie Nobi a. ing out for assistance. The cry should be heeded in time. Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound was pre pared to meet the needs of woman's system at this trying period of her life. It builds up the weakened nervous system, and enables a woman to pass that grand change triumphantly. “ I was a very sick woman, caused by Change of Life. I suffered with hot flushes, and fainting spells. I was afraid to go on the street, my head and back troubled me so. I was en tirely cured by Lydia E. Pinltham’s Vegetable Compound.”— Mrs. .Tennis Nouns, 5010 Keyser St., Germantown, Pa. The Revival of True Hospitality. That women who have broadened in sympathy, intellect and experience from their dip into the world’s affairs during the last decade or two, who, in their club-life, give and receive the best there is iu womanhood—that they should grow weary of the social clear ing-house of afternoon teas, “at hofiie,”\ formal receptions, etc., is not surprls- \ ing. Nor is it illogical that they not only demand release, but ask for bread instead of a stone. They would ex change the repetition of perfunctory compliment, tlie monotony of estab lished routine, for a knowledge of their neighbor, an acquaintance with men and women as they really are behind tlie social mask. And so it happens that a rcnnaissrnce of simple and genuine hospitality is im pending, and its promotion the, an nounced policy of a goodly portion of society. What form will this revival take? Who can say? It is even hard to conjecture; yet it is safe to predict that desire, aided by clever brains, will reach fulfillment.—Woman’s Home Companion. POLICE OFFICER RESCUED. Officer A. C. Swanson of the Council Bluffs Force Tells an Interesting Story. COl NCIL BLUFFS. lowa, Jan. 21, 11>|)1.—(Special.) Kind-hearted Officer Swanson of the local police force Is very popular in this city. He has lived here for seventeen years, and has enjoyed many high offices in social and society work, lie is now Vice-President of the “Dannebrog” Brotherhood, the largest Danish secret society in America, which combines benevolent with the social features. Owing to the constant ex posure and many hours on his feet, which his duty as a Police Officer makes unavoidable, Mr. Swanson be came the victim of serious Kidney and Liver Trouble. He was very bad, but has entirely recovered. He gives the story in his own words as follows: “I have been a sufferer for many years with Kidney and Liver Trouble, and have tried many remedies, some of which gave me temporarily relief, and others which were absolutely worthless. I began to think that there was no help for me. when my nephew gave me a part of a box of Dodd’s Kidney Pills which be had left, saying that it would do no harm to try them, as they had certainly fixed him all right. What lie gave me helped me so much that I felt justified in purchasing more, and l grew slowly better. It took almost two months to effect a complete cure, as mine was a very bad case, but I can cheerfully and truthfully say that I am a well man to-day. and I am very grate ful that Dodd’s Kidney Pills were thus brought to my notice.” The wonderful cures effected by Dodd's IC'dney Pills in lowa have cre ated qu ( • r sensation in some parts of the State. There does not seem to be any case of Lame Back, Rheumatism, Kiuney or Bladder Trouble which these wonderful Pills cannot cure. They are certainly popular here, and the sale through the local druggists is very large. Kxterior. Mrs. Pendergast—Here you are ask ing me for money to buy something to eat with, yet I am sure I smell liquor on you. Klowfoot Pete—Yes. it’s or. rne this trip, mum. Cork came out while I was on the bumpers and I got P all over me and uot a drop In me.—Denver News. Mexico’s Rubber Output. Hast year the output of rubber from Mexico was 1,000,0)0 pounds. Hun dreds of thousands of rubber trees are being planted and in a few years most of the supply of rubber will come from that country. 1 am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ago.—lira. Thos. Robbins, Maple street, Norwich. N. Y„ Feb. 17. 1900. It Is much easier to be critical than to be correct.—Disraeli.