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A VERDICT FOR GRAM.
The Jury Returns a Verdict of $749.32 Damages Against the N. P. Several Other Cases of Minor Im portance Disposed of—Ball League Taik. The Provisions of the New Land Law Explained—What it Does. District CAtu't Notes. Considerable amusement was created on Wednesday evening, over tlio trial of an action brought by Fritz lienkert against tlio Pioneer Publishing Co. of Jamestown. The complainant alleges that his son has been working for the de fendant for over a year at wages varying from 85 to $3 per week, upon which he claims a balance due of §150. L. T. Hamilton is attorney for the plaintiff, and S. L. Glaspell for the defendant. The case was tried without a jury. After some legal sparring for an opening be tween the attorneys, the case was set for the evening session, and Mr. Glaspell announced that he should not offer any defence to the action, if the alleged debt was proved by the plaintiff. As he is a German who cannnot speak Eng lish, Sheriff Sclimitz was sworn in as in terpreter and the seance began. At torney Hamilton would fire a question at the sheriff who would translate it to the plaintiff, who would thereupon let loose a flood of guttural German descrip tion of the entire case, instead of answer ing the question. The interpreter after a struggle of a minute or so, would manage to insert a conversational plug, so to speak, and the same performance would be repeated on the next question. Finally however, the court managed to extract the desired information, that the plaintiffs son had worked for a certain number of weeks, for which he was to receive the sum of §318.40, that only $158.68 of this had been paid, leaving an amount, now due, amounting with in terest to §174.72, for which the court .gave judgment, as a debt for services rendered. The case of Andrew J. Feezer vs. .Nelson B. Merry, was referred to Edgar \V. Camp to find the facts iii the case, as to the amount, if any, now due, and to report to the court, not later than May 1. Nickeus and Baldwin are the attorneys for Mr. Feezer, and S. L. Glaspell for Mr. Merry. The action is brought to recover a sum of $45 alleged to be still due on a certain note, which the defend ant claims he has paid. At the morning session on Thursday the case of Jorgin J. Gram vs the Northern Pacific railroad company was called, and a jury impan elled. 8. L. Glaspell is the attorney for the plaintitF, and Jno. S. Watson repre sents the railroad company. This case is brought to recover 81130 damages, which the plaintiff claims that he sustained in the fall of 18c 5, from the burning of his property by a prairie fire, started by one of the defendants engines. The plaintiff is a farmer residing between Buchanan and Pingree about half a mile from the track of the Jamestown and Northern railroad, operated by the de fendants, and he claims that afire was seen to start close by the track, immedi ately after the passage of a train going north, which fire ran over the prairie and burned his buildings, granary, farm ma chinery, and four stacks of wheat. The examination of witnesses was not finished when court rose at noon. The afternoon session on Thursday was occupied in continuing the examin ation of the witnesses in the case brought by Martin Gram against the Northern Pacific Railroad company for damages caused to his property by a prairie fire started by one of the defendant's engines. For the defence the railroad company introduced the engineer and fireman of the engine which it was claimed had caused the fire, who testified that the engine was anew one, that it was fitted with the most improved appliances for preventing the escape of sparks or cin ders and. that these appliances were in good condition. The smokestack inspector at the Jamestown round house testified that he had examined the smokestack of this engine when it went out and returned from this trip and produced the records of such examination. Various witnesses also testified that nearly the whole coun try between Jamestown and Carrmgton was over-run by prairie fires on that day. In his speech for the defense Mr. Wat son pointed out to the jury that there was nothing but circumstantial evidence to show that this fire was started by the defendant's engine. The whole country was burning, and they would need some direct evidence to show that the plain tiff's loss was not caused by the many other prairie fires which ran through the country on that day. The plaintiff esti mated his loss at $1150, but he had made some very extravagant statements as to the value of some of the articles which were burnt. One of his witnesses, had sworn that a binder, purchased four years before and in constant use since was worth 8225, when anew one could have been bought in Jamestown in that year for $200. He also testified that he had lost 500 bushels of wheat which he had harvested from 20 acres, or 25 bushels per acre. Those who remembered the harvest of 1885 were well aware that there was not an acre of land in Stuts man county which yielded 25 bushels of wheat in 1885. He therefore submitted that the evidence for the prosecution was biassed and not entitled to credence. Mr. Glaspel addressing the jury for the plaintiff pointed out that they were not obliged to prove by direct evidence that the fire was started by the defend ants engine, if they proved that there was fire there directly after the engine passed and that nobody was near to set it, that was sufficient. Mr. Watson had suggested that the fire had been started by a passing farmer dropping a cigar, but farmers in that country did not smoke cigars. The attorney of the railroad had gone outside the evidence to tell the jury about the yield of wheat in Stuts man county in 1885. He had raised a crop himself in this very neighborhood and so had Mr. Watson, and his crop had gone over twenty bushels to the acre. Mr. Watson: My crop did not go ten bushels. Mr. Glaspel: That is because you are not a good farmer. It is quite possible that the plaintiff's crop might have gone 25 bushels, as it is well known that the small farms give the best crops. Doubt has been thrown on the evidence of the witness about this binder. There has been HO evidence introduced to show that it was any the worse for wear and if Mr. Watson knew as much about a bind eras the jury, he would know that when a farmer gets a binder working in good shape he would not change it for a new one. At the evening session the judge in structed the jury as to the law in the case. If they found by the evidence that there had been no negligence on the.part of the railroad company, either in pro viding proper appliances to prevent the escape of sparks from the engine, or in keeping the track free from weeds and other combustible material they must find for the defendant. Also, if they found that the plaintiff had been negli gent in taking reasonable precautions to save his property from the tire they would find for the defendant. If on the other hand they found by the evidence in the case that the company had been negli gence in either or both of these particu lars, and that the plaintiff's property had been destroyed by afire started by the defendants' engine, and not by a wild prairie fire, they would return a verdict for the plaintiff for the actual damage sustained, with interest at seven per cent from the time of its loss. The jurychosc E. C. Gott as foreman, and retired with instructions to return a sealed verdict. When the court met on Friday morn ing, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, amounting with interest to the sum of SS749.32. The railroad com pany gave notice of appeal. The case of William Kleeman et al vs. Archibald McKechnie was continued over the term by agreement and consent of counsel. In the case of Elizabeth Pannell vs. James H. Atkinson, Edgar W. Camp was appointed referee to report to the cour within sixty days. The case of J. W. Sheridan vs. North ern Pacific Railroad company, was set tled and dismissed. The Monday morning session was tak en up with the case of J. Bowman vs. M. Eppinger, a jury case. The action is brought to recover 8200 which was lent by the plaintiff to Fred Newhauser, at the timo he was in the defendants em ploy as general manager of his clothing store in Jamestown. It will be remem bered that shortly after this transaction. Newhauser committed suicide by taking poison, being short in his accounts. Mr. Bowman claims that the money was lent to the defendant's manager upon his statement that he needed it for the pur pose of the defendants business, and he testified that before making the loan, he had enquired at the Lloyds Bank, where M. Eppinger and Co keep an account, and had found out that Newhauser had authority and was in the habit of draw ing the firm's money on checks signed by himself. He also testified that at the time he made the loan he had no know ledge that Newhauser was short in his accounts with the defendant, and he pro duced his ledger to prove that he had immediately entered up the check, as a debt against M. Eppinger & Co. He had never asked either Mr. or Mrs. New hauser for the money as he had regarded it all along as being loaned to M. Ep pinger & Co and not to Mr. Newhauser. He had asked Newhauser when he came to him whether he had authority to con tract debts for the firm, and he said that he had, and mentioned some men in town from whom he had borrowed money before, and given them checks signed by the firm, which had not beenobjected toby Mr. Eppinger. He had been around to these men, mentioned by Newhauser, and found that his statementswere correct Wm. M. Lloyd gave testimony in corroboration of the plaintiff. He remem bered his ctftning into the bank and ask ing about the authority of Newhauser to sign checks for the firm. He had advised the plaintiff against making the loan, as he was not in the loaning business. New hauser used to pay in and check out the deposits of the firm, and he had always understood that he had full power as general manager, although he could not say he had ever had any definite noti fication of that fact from Eppinger & Co. He never enquired for what purposes the checks were drawn as that was not his business. For the defense Mr. Glaspell moved that the court instruct the jury to return a verdict for the defendant on the ground that no evidence had been introduced to show that Newhauser had ever been authorized by M. Eppinger & Co., to con tract loans for the firm and that New hauser was not a universal agent, but only a general agent and that therefore his power to bind his principal was limit ed. A Good Leader. Oakes Republican: Prof. Tunstall, the efficient and popular leader of the Gate City band, has gone to Jamestown to be come the leader and instructor of the band at that city. It is be to regretted that our citizens did not exert themselves to keep Mr. Tunstall here, as his absence means sure break up to our already capi tal band. Our band had just reached that stage of proficiency where they were classed a first-class band and when we consider the time, patience and hard work on the part of the boys and also consider the fact that our band already has a territorial reputation, in having advertised our city in many instances. At the great territorial convention at Watertown the band carried off the ap plause of all. Much of this was due to the untiring work of Prof. Tunstall. Some of our citizens responded nobly and al ways for the support of the band, and we beliero all will now feel like rolling up and securing a good teacher for Dakota's best band, and not let it die a death of starvation. A QUESTION OF LICENSE. Two Innocent Appearing bills Which Threaten to Make Trouble. The Bills in Full and the Construc tion Which is Being Given Them. AVtoat will be Done. An interesting question will come up at the next meeting of the county com missioners which threatens to seriously affect the city finances in relation to saloon licenses. At the last legislature a couple of short and apparently insig nificant acts managed to slip through, which it is now claimed will change the whole status of the licensing question in this and other cities. Heretofore licenses to sell liquor with in the city have been granted by the city under the provisions of chapter 72 of the laws of 1887 which reads as follows: '•That section one of chapter twenty six of the general laws of 1879 be amend ed by adding thereto," and provided further, that intoxicating liquors shall not be sold iu any quantities in counties where no license is granted by the county commissioners except as provided for in section thirteen of this chapter (relat ing to druggists provided, that nothing in this act shall in any manner interfere with or invalidate any license granted by any city council acting under the authority of a special charter or act granting exclusive authority in the mat ter of granting licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors." Hitherto the city council has had the exclusive power under its charter to grant licenses within the city, this power having been reserved to it under the last clause of the above section. But by coun cil bill No. 150 passed at the last session this section is repealed and it is claimed that the exclusive power of the city is thereby done away with. This construc tion is disputed by some who maintain that on account of the repealing clause not specifically relating to special acts, the city charter is not affected thereby. The act reads as follows: An act to amend section one (1) of chapter seventy-two (72) of the laws of 1887, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors. Be it enacted by the Legislative As sembly of the Territory of Dakota. Section 1. That section one of chapter seventy-two (72) of the laws of 1887, re lating to the sale of intoxicating liquors, be, and the same is hereby amended, by striking out all of said section after the word ''chapter" in tlie sixth (6th) line thereof. Sect'on 2. The act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved Feb. 18,1880. This act being repealed, it loaves th% amended law of 1879 in force, and this law provides as follows: The first sec tion makes it unlawful to sell liquor in any quantity without a license. Section 2 provides that "all applications for a license to sell intoxicating liquors shall be made lo the board of county commis sioners." Section 3 provides that before any license is issued, the applicant shall produce the receipt of the county treas urer, showing that he has paid into the county treasury the amount fixed by the board for such license. This amount is fixed by Bill No. 149, passed at the last session, at not less than §500, nor more than $1,000, which must be paid to the county before the city can issue a license. This act is as follows: An act to amend section two (2) of chapter seventy-one (71) of the laws of 1887, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors. Be it enacted by the Legislative As sembly of the Territory of Dakota. Section 1. That section two (2) of chapter seventy-one (71) of the laws of 1887, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: "All acts and jjarts ef acts, both special and gen eral, inconsistent with this act are here by repealed. Section 2. No license shall be grant ed for the sale of intoxicating liquors for a less period than six (6) months. Section 3. This act shall take Effect and be in force from vnd after its passage and approval. Approved Feb. 18,1889. The Alert prints the above from certi fied copies received from Secretary Rich ardson. The Firemen's Tournament. The secretary of the North Dakota Firemen's association has issued the fol lowing general circular to the North Da kota companies. It contains some value able information in regard to the coming tournament. Please inform the members of your company and department, that the ex ecutive committee of the Fargo Fire De partment have this day given me a cer tificate of deposit on the Red River Valley National Bank of Fargo, for the amount required by our association rules. And I am also pleased to inform you that the executive committee bid me to say to yon, that they think this city will be able to offer from one thousand to fifteen hundred dollars in addition to the five hundred to be competed for, making some fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars to be competed for by our volunteer firemen. The Board of Trade, of the City of Fargo, have kindly given $100.00 to be offered in cash prizes, to the fire com panies and bands, making the best ap pearance on the annual parade. (Fargo companies not competing). The executive committee of this city are also making arrangements to have a Band Tournament, and think that they will be able to offer five hundred dollars in prizes to bands. Oar association officers are quite anxious that your com pany and department should endeavor to make some arrangements with your looal band, whereby they can accompany you to Fargo, on the 12th of Jun6 next. Iam also pleased to inform you that it is al most certain that you will get the low rate of one cent per mile on all railroads, and this rate will be for Firemen, Bands and all others who attend this meeting. The proceedings of our late conven tion contain our rules. If you are not in possession of one, advise me and 1 will forward a copy, and other information. I am also requested, that you advise us at the earliest date, how many people you think there will be present from your town, so that places can be secured for you. The New Land Law. As some important changes in the land laws are made by the act approved by President Cleveland at the last session of congress, The Alert has secured a copy of the bill which is given below. The chief changes made by the act are as follows: A settler who has made entry under the homestead law, but has been unable to prove up, is allowed to make another entry. A settler may obtain leave to bo absent from his claim for one year in order to obtain support for his family in consequence of failure of crop or sick ness. The price of cortign land within the land grant is reduced from 82.50 to $1.25 per acre. This does not apply to all railroad land, as stated by John Rea in his letter to the Pioneer Press, but only to grants"which have been heretofore or may hereafter be forfeited." A home stead settler who has entered and proved up on less than 160 acres, may enter and get patent for sufficient land "lying con tiguous to the iriginal entry" to make up 160 acres altogether, without making afresh proof. In case of accident or un avoidable delay testimony for final proof made be made at any time within ten days after the day advertised. The act is as follows: Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled. Sec. 1, That from and after the pas sage of this act no public lands of the United States, except those in the state of Missouri, shall be subject to private entry. Sec. 2, That any person who has not heretofore jerfected title to a tract of land of which he has made entry under the homestead law may, make aj home stead entry of not exceeding one quarter sootion of public land subject to such entry, such previous filing or entry, to the contrary notwithstanding but this right shall not apply to persons who per fect title to lands under the pre-emption or homestead laws already initiated provided, that all pre-emption settlers upon the public lands whose claims have been initiated prior to the passage of this act may change such en trries to homestead entries and proceed to perfect their titles to their respective claims under the homestead law, notwithstanding they may have heretofore had the benefit of such law, but such settlers who perfect title to such claims under the homestead law, shall not, thereafter be entitled to enter other lands under the pre-emption or homestead laws of the United States. Sec. 3. That when ever it shall be made to appear to the register and re ceiver of any public land office, under such regulations as the secretary of the Interior may prescribe, that any settler upon the public domain under existing law is unable by reason of a total or par tial destruction or failure of crops, sick ness or other unavoidable casualty, to secure a support for himself, herself, or those dependent upon him or her upon the lands settled upon, then such regist er and receiver may grant to such set tler a leave of absence from the claim upon which he or she has filed, for a period not exceeding one year at any one time, and such settlers so granted leave of absence shall forfeit no rights by reason of such absence providing, that the time of 6iich actual absence shall not be deducted from the actual residence required by law. Sec. 4. That the price of all sections and parts of sections of the public lands within the limits of the portions of the several grants of lands to aid in the con struction of railroads, which have been heretofore and which may hereafter be forfeited, which were by the act making grants or have since been increased to he double mininum price, and also, of all lands within the limits of any such railroad grants, lying adjacent to and corterminous with the portions of the line of any such railroad which shall be completed at the date of this act, iB hereby fixed at $1.25 per aore. The rest of the act refers to settlers who have entered less than 160 acres, and to taking testimony within ten days after the day advertised for final proof. North Dakota League Talked Of. The base ball season has opened and there is talk of a North Dakota league, of which Jamestown should be a mem ber. Manager Walker of the Fargo club writes as follows about it: A meeting of the representatives of base ball clubs of North Dakota will be held at the Headquarters hotel, this city, Tuesday, April 23. The object of the meeting will be the organization of a North Dakota league and the arrange ment of a schedule of games for the sea son. We should like very much to have a representative from your city attend the meeting, and if you will hand this to the manager of your clnb you will great ly oblige me. The league will not be an expensive affair—rather intended to reduce the ex pense of the games and increase the in terest in them. Patents Granted to Dakota Inventors List of patents granted the past week to Dakota inventors, as reported for this paper by F. W. Lane, solicitor U. S. and foreign patents, St. Paul, Minn. Griff DeOwens, Loyalton, bag holder D. H. Scott, tension device' for wire fen ces. An Omission. The name of Miss Grace Vincent was omitted from the list of those having secured teachers' sertificatos in tho county. T. S. WADSWOBTH. Ooimty Superintendent.. THE LOCAL DOINGS. A Review of the Report of the Board of Railroad Com missioners. An Aberdeen Boy Writes Back his Impressions of Washington Territory. Farmers' Granaries. The report of the railroad and ware house commissioners is just issued, and contains some good suggestions which are well worth considering by our far mers. The acreage to be sown to wheat this year in North Dakota, will probably be larger than ever before, and unless steps are taken in time our farmers are liable to experience the same low prices this fall that they have done before. The commission points out -that un der the present practice of the majority of farmers rushing their wheat to mar ket immediately after it is threshed, it is only natural that prices should bo lo\y, as tho market is glutted and farmers have to take what is offered. If tho far mers would build granaries and store their grain, it would largely do away with the wheat blockades of former years, and by keeping it out of the visible sup ply would tend to prevent manipulation of the markets by the big speculators. The commission says, "What shall be done to relieve the people of the embar rassment and loss through wheat block ades?" This is the question heard on all sides. During the trouble of the past year the commissioners have given the question of the transportation of the products of the territory, much study. They found during the busiest shipping season that the large number of cars of wheat from Dakota caused a complete blockade at Duluth. St. Paul, Minneapo lis and Milwaukee. As one of the reme dies for like difficulties in the future, the commission recommends that every far mer who has not a granary of his own, should build one before the next crop. The material for a granary capable of holding 2,000 or more bushels ©f grain, will not cost at a rate to exceed two cents per bushel—less than the price paid for storage in an elevator one sea son—and will serve the farmer a double purpose. First, it will in a measure, keep the knowledge of the number of bushels of marketable wheat from the speculative members of the boards of trade in the eastern wheat markets, and will thus keep the price of wheat out of their con trol. It will also virtually put a stop to corners in wheat, one of the greatest difficulties our fanners have to contend with. Second, if every Dakota farmer had his' own granary he could clean his wheat, thus saving the dockage and the needless charge for the transportation of the same his wheat would be in better condition for the market, and he could employ the time during the early fall months occupied in getting it to market, in pre paring the soil for the next season's crop. In addition to making provision for temporarily storing his own grain, every farmers could profitably take time to study the market price of wheat during the present as well as former years. The farmers may urge that pressing obliga tions with high rates of interest, compel them to rush the bulk of their wheat to market in sixty or ninety days after har vest, but such action places them at the mercy of the wheat dealer, who can buy the same grade of wheat in a glutted market for ten or fifteen cents per bushel less than he can six months later. Which is the greater sacrifice, ten per cent per annum on borrowed capital, or the thirty or forty per cent that he loses on the price of his wheat in an overstock ed market. The commission does not wish to be understood as advising the farmer or any other person to take ehances on the fu ture prices of wheat, but it does desire that the fanners in the territory should receive every cent for their wheat to which they are justly entitled. We also believe that a general system of private grananes would enable the farmer to place his wheat on the market so grad ually that wheat dealers would have pur chasers at his door instead of his being obliged to beg elevator men and railroads to take his grain. Such a state of things would place wheat raising on a profitable basis. Puts it About Right. The Bismarck Tribune objects to the headline, "For Suffering Dakota," so often seen of late in eastern papers, and says in regard to the appeal for aid by the recent prairie fire sufferers in South Dakota: It is sincerely to be regretted that in stead of appealing to neighboring states the devastated eounties did not call up on their prosperous and more fortunate neighbors in Dakota. To use the words of the crusty Mayor Hewitt of New York city, in reply to offers of aid, Dakota is "abundantly able to care for her own," and every time any of her communities accept charity donations from abroad she receives a humiliating and depressing blow. Supposing, for instance, the suf ferers had appealed to the cities of Grand ForkB, Fargo, Sionx Falls, Bismarck, Mitchell, Mandan,Dead wood, James town, Yankton and the many other prosperous towns in the territory, how long would it be before the good people of these com munities would respond liberally? Not ten days not a week not a day. A pe tition to the governor or to some one in ^authority, followed by the official's re quest to the citizens of the territory to contribute aid, would have given all the relief desired, and Dakota would not be placed the attitude of a beggar at the feet of her no more prosperous neighbors. It is abont time that Dakotans in trouble learned to appeal to Dakota and not to Minnesota or the east. We are big enough and strong enough to take care of ourselves, and for the sake of our rep utation as a prosperous and progressive people we should do it. Twenty Acres of Celery. Celery growing promises to become one of our most important industries in the near future. Foe several years past, Charley Porter has planted from 2 to 5 acres to celery, and the result of his care and skill was a delicious plant, which for quality gained a reputation second not even to the famous Kalamazoo arti cle. Porter's celery has been shipped as far east as St. Paul, and as far west as the National park, but the demand has always been much greater than the sup ply, which was exhausted early in the season. This year he is preparing to put in a largely increased acreage—10 or 20 acres—and is now getting the ground ready for his plants. Appreciated at Drayton. Drayton Echo: Evangelist B. S. Taylor closes his religious revival work in Drayton this (Friday) evening, and will officiate at like meetings in Grafton, commencing on Sunday morning. As the results of his labor here the Christian people have not only attained to higher spirituality and a more holy faith, but some 85 or 90 souls have found the pearl of great price and beeu added to the membership of the Methodist church. Pastor Cooper and his people are there fore signally encouraged, and we believe this revival spirit will continue in the community for weeks aud months yet to come. There is great rejoicing here now among the people of God, and all will unite in wishing the evangelist God speed in Grafton work. He Writes About it, An Aberdeen young man, now in Spokane Falls, writes a letter to the Aberdeen News in the course of which he says: This whole country is over-done, twen ty-five applications for every position,and wages no higher than in Aberdeen. Day laborers get from 81.50 to $2 per day, clerks in mercantile establishments from §40 to $75 per month, in offices and banks from $50 to $100 per month. Artisans get from $2.50 to §5 per day, depending on their skill. Rents are very high, a store room say 30x100 bringing $150 per month, and the smallest kind of a tour or five room cottage costs $18 per month, while a decent sized house of say six or eight rooms, brings $50 or §60. Real estate in all these Pacific slope cities is high—away beyond reason. A man of moderate means would have to go two or three miles out of tho city to purchase according to his pile. Speculation is rife and almost fabulous prices are being paid for business property alj the time. The wise men are unloading now and will come out with lots of money, but some one must lose, for tho bubble is sure to burst soon. Tiiis town, Tacoma and Seattle are especially over-crowded. Hundreds of young men, boys who left good positions at home, roam the streets seeking work but finding none, and I have often boon asked the question,"Can you direct me to a pawn shop?" Asido from the question of \yages, it costs more to live here. The cheapest thing in the way of table board costs 85 per week, "while anything at all desirable costs $7. Furnisho'i rcoins run from §10 to S20 per month. First class hotel board is $14 straight. There is no material difference in the cost of groceries, dry goods, etc. Here at Spokane the climate is very little different from that of Dako ta—pernaps a little milder but corres pondingly damper and the cold is felt fully as much as there. At the present writing the streets of the city are regu lar streams of mud and nearly everybody including ladies go shod in high topped rubber boots. Residents tell me that the mud lasts till about May and then be comes the dustiest kind of dust, which nuisance continues for about three months, so you see there are disagreea ble things even on this golden coast. Senator Evart's Log Cabin. Senator Evarts has erected an old fash ioned Log Cabin on an elevated point of land which he lately purchased on the Potomac, just below Washington. It is mueh more elegant in its finish and appointments than were the homes of our ancestors in the Log Cabin days of long ago, but probably not more con ducive to comfort. Outside, it presents the appearance of the typical old fashioned houBe of the pioneers, being built of logs hewn in the adjacent forest and raised and chinked iu the olden style. The interior will be fin ished in native wood, from the place, but, unlike the primitive original, it will be finished in oil. This is luxury to which the dwellers in the rude Cabins of early days dared not aspire, it being a pure luxury, and not adding to the comfort of the domicile. Senator Evarts began the Log Cabin last summer with determination that, if Gen. Harrison were elected, he would re verse the popular campaign axiom of half a century ago, "From the Log Cabin to the White House" to a social axiom of the new administration, "From the White House to the Log Cabin." Harrison was successful Senator Evarts* new, old-fashioned, Log Cabin will doubtless also prove a great success. Many a happy day's surcease from the toils and cares of his great station, our Log Cabin president will no doubt enjoy beneath its hospitable roof as the guest of the genial Senator from New York. Great as the success maj be that at tends the introduction of this old-time log cabin to fashionable life, it cannot be greater than the success which has attend ed the introduction of Warner's Log Cabin Sarsaparilla, one of the old-time, effective remedies, the use of which, in primitive times, gave onr grand-parents health and rugged old age. Senator Evarts' log cabin is but another evidence of the tendency in fashionable life, at present so marked, toward things primitive and antiquated. The new fashion is for things old-fashioned, and a return to the old-fashioned roots and herbs remedies of log cabin days is noted with.pleasure, as their common use does not permanently injure the system, as the use of the mineral drugs of modem medical practice does. Tom Poole is temporarily engaged at H. E. White's drug store.