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A* Address to the People by tlw Secretary of the People's Party Committee. Time for a Declaration of Independ ence from the Monopolists of the Country. Sherman Said to Be Working Hard for Foster for Senator from Ohio. MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 23.—The address of the national executive com mittee of the People's party has been sent out by Secretary Schilling. It starts ont with the information that the times which try men's souls are here once more. Ti:e descendants of British Tories of 1770 and other European and American capitalists have bound the country in chains. The Declaration of Independence from British arrogance needs to be supplemented by a declara tion of independence from the powers of concentrated wealth the political independence gained by the Revolution is but a shallow sham unless our conn try can secure industrial independence. The address enlarges on the subject of the power of money to oppress the peo ple and then declares the railroads of the country are capitalized at $9,000,000,000 and the great majority of their stock is held by people in England and other foreign countries, who have no more interest in the United States llian the Vampire HUN in Its Victim. At a reasonable estimate, foreign capi talists have invested $10,000,000,000 in our country. What value have they given us in return? They did not give gold or silver, because those metals have been carried abroad by the ship load and are mined here, not in Europe. To secure tliis vast property these for eigners have merely loaned us their credit in bank checks, dratts and notes, and they are paying these with the divi dend they draw from our people. Comparing the foreign capital in vested here with the total wealth of the country, the address declares that reck oned at compound interest the former will reach the amount represented by the latter in less than twelve years. The statement is made that the Western Union Telegraph com pany is capitalized at $90,000,000 and makes 5 per cent.,but that its plant could be duplicated with $15,000,000, showing that the Actual Bate of Interest I* 30 Per Cent., and that the same applies to other corporations, thus inakins a source of great national danger. The policy of the government in paying high pre miums fox years, to take up bonds not dne so as to dispose of the accumu lations of the treasury is denounced as idiotic, and references made to the pro fessed inability of the treasury depart ment to redeem the $50,000,000 of 4 per cents about to fall due. The address makes the remarkable statement that the treasury retains #7u0,000,000 of money, but that the bankers who control the department fear that the release of $50,000,000 of ready money would break down the money market and ease the grip that unproductive capital has upon the peo ple of the country. Farm Mortgage* DImumm. The burden of debt resting on the people, as shown by farm mortgage sta tistics, is discussed, and the followinsr remedy proposed: "If the billions of dollars of bank and corporation paper, mortgages and other paper evidences of debt issued by individuals are good enough for the extortioners and the usurers, paper notes issued by all the people jointly in the form of govern ment notes are better." The address then goes into details concerning the debts "of the country and refutes the charge that it would be improper for the government to loan money to indi viduals It calls for the contol of tele graph lines by the people the same as the postal system, and says that the Peo ple's party does not propose to stop at the reform proposed in its platform, as it is a progressive organization and can not stand still. An earnest appeal to the people to join the organization closes the address. Sherman Trying to Boom Foster* CHICAGO, July 23.—A Tribune special from Cincinnati, says: The probable reason of the continued presence of Senator John Sherman in Cincinnati has leaked out at last. Mr. Sherman has come to the conclusion that he stands a poor chance for re-election,and he is trying to start a boom for Charles Foster, secretary of the treasury. Sher man has no use for Foraker, and will do all be can to beat him. Want the Cincinnati Scale. SPRINGFIELD, O., July 23. -The entire force of yard switchmen, night and day men, on the Big Four road here, thirty eight in number, went out on strike at 7p. m., and the local trains are tied up. The strike was occasioned by the refusal of Superintendent Rose, of the Cincin nati division of the Big Four,to advance the wages of the men to the Cincinnati scale. Cured bjr Koch'a I^mph. MADISON, Wis., July 2 .—Dr. Bode nius dismissed Miss Mary Qarseni of Ithica. Richland county from the city hospital as permanently cured of con sumption. This is the fourth case of absolute cure effected at the Madison hospital and Dr. Bodenius places great confidence in Koch's lymph. MUtook the Governor for Pope. CITY OF MEXICO, July as.—It is an nounced that the police have blundered by arresting Governor Carlos R. Ortiza, wbc is at present a member of congress from Sonora, as William H. Pope, the Louisville, Ky., defaulting bank cash ier. 'The resemblance between the two men is said to be remarkable. Yellow Fever on Shipboard. PENSACOLA, Fla., July 28.—Yellow fever has broken out among the crew of the British steamer Nigretia, which ar* rived here July 14 from Vera Cruz. mm" 8MOTHERED BY QA8. The Fire la the Great Repahlie MARQUETTE, MIM Basalts In Death to Two. Mich., Jnly 23.-Peter Pascoe, a son of Superintendent Patcoe, and James Dower were smothered by gas and smoke in No. 7 pit of the Re public mine. Shortly before noon Pas coe descended into the burning mine by No. 7 shaft to ascertain, if possible, the extent of the fire raging in Nos. 5 and 6 shafts. He was accompanied by three men. The whole party were overcome by smoke and gas, but the others man aged to reach the slip and were brought the surface, leaving young Pascoe be hind. Dower and four others descended into the mine to endeavor to rescue Pascoe, but the smoke was so dense that they were also overcome and were drawn to the surface. Dower went down a second time to rescue his friend and lost his life. A COMPLETE WRECK. The Steamer Circa Stranded in the B* •ent Oale—Five Men Drowned. QUEBEC, Jnly 2 .—The stranded steamer Circe is a complete wreck, hav ing parted amidships during the recent gale. The worst feature of the wreck is the drowning of Captain Jennings, two engineers, assistant steward and the storekeeper. The balance of the crew was taken off by the schooner Snow Qneen and landed at Heath Point. The bodies of the drowned men have been washed ashore on the island of Anticosti. The Circe was the largest and fastest of the Donaldson line of boats. MILL BURNED. Fire I4Mrt.v» tlie Swau Lake Mill at Nicollet, Minn. ST. PETEB, Minn., July 23.—TheSwan Lake mill at Nicollet was burned dur ing the day. The fire broke out while the men were at dinner, and before discovered was beyond control. The origin of the fire was a lict box on the wheat conveyor. The loss is not known here, but will probably amount to $50, 000, and it is quite well covered by in surance. Died of Fright. CLEAR LAKE, la., Jnly 23.—A young lady named Alice Cooley, who was keeping house for her brother, Charles Cooley, a farmer living near this place, met death very suddenly and in a peculiar manner. By some unknown means the house took fire, and she, be ing much frightened, started to the kitchen for water, while her father, who was just entering the house, was smoth ering the flames. She fell upon the floor, overcome with fright, and never rallied again, expiring in her father's arms a few moments after. She had been in reasonably good health, and it is sup posed she died of fright. Gas Tank Exploded. BUTLER, Pa., July 23.—While work men were drawing rods at the well of Collins, Sheasley, Reeder & Co., on the Miller farm at Callery, the gas tank ex ploded and enveloped the rig in flames. Junes Fitch, who was up fifty feet in the derrick, fell to the ground amid the flames and was terribly burned, but may recover. D. T. Reeder, one of the owners of the well, who was standing in the derrick, received the fnil force of the explosion and was fatally burned, the flesh hanging in shreds from his body. He was removed to the Miller house. His death is momentarily ex pected. Letter of Sympathy from the Queen. OTTAWA, Ont., July 23.—Lady Mac donald has received an autograph letter of sympathy from Qneen Victoria, a distinguishing mark of imperial favor, perhaps never before accorded to a Canadian lady. Huns Himself in a Barn. CANTON, Minn., July 23.—Andrew Johnson Boxrud, living six miles north west of this place in Amherst township, committed suicide by hanging himself in a barn. The cause is unknown. Dined by Webster. LONDON, July 23. —The Chicago world's fair commissioners were enter tained at dinner by Attorney General Webster in the dining room of the house of commons. BREVITIES OP NEWS. minor Happenings of the Day Given Ilrief Mention. At Fair Play. Colo., Tuesday, two miners were smothered to death in a mine. The crown prince of Roumania has abandoned his proposed marriage to Mile. Vacaresco. The New York board of health has decided to put Chin Hop, the Chinese leper, in a hospital. The leader of the Wuhu riots has been arrested at Shanghai and handed over to the Chinese authorities. E. F. Brandon, marshal at the United States consul general's office in Shang hai, has committed suicide. The Prohibition ministers of Topeka, Kan., nave declared war against the drug stores and the probate judge who issues them permits to sell liquors. Richard S. Newcombe, one of the leaders of the New York bar, and one of the best known attorneys in this oonnty, is dying. He is afflicted with cancer of the stomach Hawaiian reports by the steamship Zealandia, which has arrived from Honolulu, state that the United States steamship Iroquois was to leave Hono lulu some time lass week from Samoa. According to returns received at the fisheries department, at Ottawa, Ont., the number of sealskins secured by the British Columbia sailing fleet in the waters of Behringseaup to June 18 was 17,800. At a special meeting of the executive committee of the American Christian Endeavor society held in Toronto, Rev. Dr. Sexton, of Dunkirk, N. Y., was elected general manager and superin tendent. Abont 600 Jews, most of them in a destitute condition, are arriving at Hamburg daily. The English consul there has published a notice warning Jews of the futility of going to Great Britain for work. wrr ktjA Smudges Will Prevent Frost. At this season when great anxiety is felt about frost, the following from J. W. Moher, one of the oldest and best known fanners ia Ramsey oounty, will be of in terest, and may be of value. If people knew how easily a summer frost can be guarded against there need be no uneasiness in regard to losing this magnificent crop by frost. When there is a sudden fall of temperature and dan ger of frost, smudges should be started and kept burning through the night. The smoke will form a cloud over the field and prevent a frost. A smudge every few rods is not required. One good one in every section is sufficient to form absolute protection againBt frosts as heavy as we bad in 1888. An old straw stack that will smoke during the night, or a half a ton of dry straw covered with two or three loads of green grass or weeds will make a smudge that will save the crops for a mile in every direction. The popular idea is that heat from fires started is required. Heat ascends too rapidly and cannot be disseminated over large fields. If every tenth farmer would put out a good smudge and keep it burn ing during the night it would save the entire crop. I tried the effiect of smoke in 1888 and Baved crops three-fourths of a mile distant as effectually as that be side the smoke. Ayer's Cathartic Pills are recommend ed by the best physicians, because they are free from calomel and other injurious drugs, being composed of purely vege table ingredients. While thorough in their action, they stimulate and strengthen the bowels and secretory organs. For fine photographs, views and tin types, go to Matson's Photo. Gallery, 5th Ave. south. Special prices on machine oils in 5 and 10 gallon and barrel lots, at Strong & Chase's. is to look her best—but she'll never reach it without perfect health. For perfect health, ike Dr. Pierce's Favorite •Ascription. All the func t:ona! irregularities and weak nesses that make life misera !'e to women, are cured by it. I a powerful, invigorating tonic, and a soothing and otrengthening nervine—purely vegetable, perfectly harmless. For ulcerations, displacements, bearing-down sensations, un natural discharges every thing that's known as a "fe male comprint"—it's a posi tive remedy It's the only one that's guaranteed to give satisfaction every case. It costs you nothing, unless it helps you. You can afford to try it. on these terms. Can you afford to neglect it? Jealer Ask BIT agent* far W. L. Deaclaa Shoes, not for aale in roar place ask jroar to send for catalogue, secare the aaencr, an4 get then far yon. ST* TAKE MO SUBSTITUTE. WHY IS THE W. DOUGLAS S3 SHOE ociifPftficN THE BCST SHOE IN THE WORLO FOR THE MONEY Is a seamless shoe, wUh no.tacks or wax thread to hurt the feet made of the best line calf, stylish and easy, and because we make more shoes of this grade than any other manufacturer, It eauala hand sewed shoes costing from 94.00 to $5.00. finest calf French ftlE 00 Genuine Hand-sewed, the flu 9v shoe ever offered for $9.00 equals Imported shoes which cost from $8.00 to $12.00. SKA OO Hand-Sewed Welt Shoe, One calf, «P"*i stylish, comfortable and durable. The best shoe ever offered at this price same grade as cus tom-made shoes costing from $6.00 to $9.00. S4 S6 Police Shoei Farmers, Railroad Men 9w and Letter Carriers all wear them (tnecalf, seamless, smooth Inside, heavy three soles, exten sion edge. One pair will wear a year. flfiO 30 Use calfi no better shoe ever offered at this price one trial will convince those who want a shoe for comfort and service. SA 43 and 89.00 Worklnanmit'* shoes are very strong and durable. Those who have given them a trial will wear no other make. a«ua| 89.00 and 81.95 school shoes are BWJ O worn by the boys everywhere they sell on theTr merits, as the Increasing sales show. afllAa 83.00 Hnud-aewed shoe, best MIUIC9 Dongola, very stylish equals French Imported shoes costing from $1.00 to $6.00. *J.OO and 81.73 shoe for lmporte indies' 4.30, 89.00 Isses are the best line Dongola. Stylish and durable. Citation.—See that W. L. Douglas' name and price are stamped ou the bottom of each shoe. W. L. DOUGLAS, erockton, Mas3. Sold by O-BIFTW Sc CO ALFRED STEEL, E !i! FINANCIAL AGENT. Jamestown, X. D. Fire, Cyclone. I.lfe, Accident niul Plate Glass Insurance. Loans for Long or Short Time. Both the method and result* when Syrup of Figa ia taken it fa pleasant and refreshing to the tarte, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dia^els colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figa fa the only remedy or its kind ever pro duced, pleasing to the taste and ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy ana agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have mads it the most ular remedy known. pop! Syrup of Figa fa for sale in 50c and 01 bottles ov all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it Do not accept any rabstitnte. CALIFORNIA FIB SYRUP CO. 8*11 FMHCI8CO, CAL. tOUMItU, KV. MEW YORK, M.t SECRET SOCIETY DIRECTORY. KT.—WiliahaCommandery, AF. O. G. Lodge No. 14, meets Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows hall. E. JOHNSON, C. T. O. Mcbarg, Secretary. FA.—Jamestown W. No. 4, regular meetings second Thursday of each month. E. J. SCHWELLEXBACH, E. C. J. J. Eddy, Recorder. R•1stM.—.Jamestowneveningseach A. Chapter, No. 6, meets and 3d Monday month. T. F. BRANCH, M. E. H. P. J. J. Eddy, Secretary. & A. M.—Jamestown Lodge No. 9, meets 1st and 3d Wednesday evenings each month. T. F. BRANCH, W. M. J. J. Eddy, Secretary. OE. A woman aim S.—Lady Washington Chapter No. 8, meets 2d and 4th Friday evenings of each month. ELIZABETH WHITE, W. M. R. A. Bill, Secretary. Ievery O. O. F.—Jamestown Lodge No. 8, meets Thursday evening, at 8 -.00. JOSIAH CARTER, N. G. A. B. Ashley, Rec. Secretary. AO. U. W.—Ft. Seward Lodge No. 16. meets every Friday evening, at 7:30. A. BLEWETT, M. W. C. R. Flint, Recorder. Kof H.—Jamestown Lodge No. 3509, meets every Monday evening, at 8:00. J. C. AVARNOCK, Dictator. O. J. Seller, Reporter. GA. R.—W. H. Seward Post No. 8, meets First and Third Tuesday evenings, of each month. F. BIGELOW, Commander. H. J. Porter, Adjutant. Wmeets R. C.-Wm. H. Seward Corps No. 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings each month. ELIZABETH STETSON, President. Mrs. F. Bigelow, Secretary. TeveryT.—JamestownM? Farmers Alliance No. 2, meets first and third Saturdays of each month. CLINTON WADE, President. J. W. Goodrich, Secretary. ROBERT LINDBLOM & CO. GRAIN —AND— PROVISION BROKERS. Rcom 13-15, Board ol Trade CHICAGO. Northwestern Business Speciallj Solicited. ATTENTION. Is directed to the Wisconsin Central Lines as the direct route to and from Milwaukee, Chicago and all points East and South. 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