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KAPUS' SCALP Is Badly Wanted by His Creditors THEY WILL CONSOLIDATE THEIR CLAIMS AND PRESS THEM TO THE END There Seems to Be a Nigger in the Pacific Steamship Company's Woodpile The somewhat sensational details of the financial transactions which have distinguished the brief career of John W. Kapus, which wess- presented to the: readers of The Herald yesterday morn,-. lng have since been the talk of the street and numerous confirmatory end addi tional evidence Is forthcoming of people who have hsd>dealings with this would be financier and have had the hardest possible time in getting their money out of him. The festure of the whole case which appears to excite the most surprise is the success attained by this boyish ap pearing and Irresponsible schemer In wheedling large sums of money out of prominent business and professional men for Investment in propositions which they were not allowed to investi gate. The profits held out as induce ment were large and. It was explained, could only be obtained-by.covering uj> the transactions from the knowledge of the steamship company. The under standing all round appears to have been that the trusted "claims ad juster" of the company would lose his Job if It were once to get out that he furnished ad vance information to Kapus of Ihe al lowance of claims to facilitate the skfr, game practised here. •»-• The statement made by the steamship company that they have no "claim ad juster," that the man. by the name, of Vincent claimlnfg to be such official l.s unknown to them; that they are alleged to have approved loss.clalms oayessels which they have never.owned, are .cir cumstances which Mr. Kapus may be able to explain when the proper time comes, but as to which he. has on'y his own assertions to oppose at present. The attorneys who are trying to make Kapus disgorge on behalf of their clients who are so deeply in the consomme are understood to be much exercised over the publication of the facts appearing in The Herald yesterday. They used every effort to prevent .publication, r.q; out of regard to Kapus. but because they are more intent upon collecting the money than upon protecting other peo ple from becoming victims, or even upor, punishing- the guilty party or parties whoever they may be, who havefabii cated and forged the approval to claims pronounced by the steamship company to be spurious. Kapus appears to have been In the loss claim business for a considerable time and in the course of his career has. it is conceded, handled a consider able number of genuine claims and paid up on them. It Is evident, however that with the expansion of his business in that line he became an undesirable servant to the steamship company, and hence his dismissal was not surprising. The young man became noted for the large sums of money he handled, his habits were expensive, he lived high, and even negotiated for the purchase of a steam launch; Added to all of which drains upon his exchequer there was the usual woman*in the case. Asa natural consequence his friends were curious as to the source of his sudden wealth, and were not inclined to believe any ot the different versions he gave of its ori gin. The assurance with which he con ducted his business was partly founded on the kuowledge that people who go into such affairs are ashamed to let their participation in them be known —a fact which is confirmed by the strenuous ef forts that have been made to keep the names of those now Implicated from being published. In addition, Kapus appears to be a fellow of infinite resource so far as promises are concerned, and even now proceedings against him are suspended on account of hie positive as surance that if he were let alone for a day or two the money would be forth coming. Needless to say, he is under suTveillance for the time being. The resolution was arrived' at yester day by the parties interested to consoli date their claims, amouting to over $30, --000. and to take united action for their recovery by every possible means. Dr. Pepper, who has been buying similar claims through Kapus for the past three years, admits* that he has made a good deal of money out of them, Kapus bring ing him his returns in currency with _.lOfire..or..less. .regularity up to the time when his expense increased to such an ■ extent as to make him slow. Kapus ap pears to have tried his work upon al most everyone in the city who doesanj loaning business, and might have been more successful if he had not excited distrust by his constant failure to keep his engagements. One man.whoip he Induced to invest $1000 on the promise of a return of $1250 in twenty d«y9 be came first annoyed and then alarmed ! at the failure of the smooth young flnan cier to come to time, and went after him energetically', and finally succeeded In getting his money in small installments and is now congratutaling himself on his luck. There is quite a strong feeling thai Kapus has been all along assisted In his operations by some person or per sons in San Francisco; -and that conse quently there may be some truth in his statement to that effect made yesterday Whether his assistant is or Is not in the employ of the Pacific Coast Steam- ship company, as he claims, is a ques tion that the company itself is interested in solving. There Is a possibility thai other facts may be brought to light: If this case is vigorously inquired into. Reed's First Speech The one which opened Reed's way to fame as a man was short. It was deliv ered not long after he began his career In congress. He had not, up to that time, taken much part in debate, but one , w hJ!* h * was making a somewhat --tabored argument, an older member tried to break him up by putting a quec- Jkm to hln| suddenly and demanding an Immediate answer. Reed gave the an swer readily. Their he paused, turned toward the speaker's desk and drawled out: "And now, having embalmed that fly In the liquid amber of my remarks, I will go on again." The house roared. The galleries took It up. The newspaper correspondents sent H flying all over the country, and to his own surprise more than any one's else, Reed found himself a man of note from that hour —Illus- trated American. CHILDREN OF THE VICIOUS They Imbibe Hatred of Authority With Mother's Milk Crime Is contagious and' Infections To the young and Ignorant, to those whose daily life has made them familiar with crime, it has all tht> glamour, and attraction of chivalry and bravery. The bold robber, the cunningly planned house or bank breaking, the street fight, the homicide and theetlll more dreadful incendiary, are discussed with an eager ness and an awe not unmixed with ad miration. With the children of the ignorant, the poorly developed, the vicious, defying the law seems like defying a hated and relentless foe. This hatred of author ity is imbibed with the mother's milk. Law to-their) represents nothing but oppression. "That Is why they! admire Ibe law-breaker. To them he Is a hero —he dares do something which io for bidden. He denes' the law! That Is often the material with which we have to deal in our classrooms. The child, even of honest parents, dally hab ituated to the sight of vice, soon comes to lose his horror of it. Nature yields to surroundings, or as Mill* puts It: "His tory teaches the extraordinary suscep tibility of human nature to external in fluences, and the extreme variableness of those manifeslations which are sup posed to be universal and uniform." The "tendency to crime" may be a phase of human character, but so Is. the "tendency to virtue." Man* body is an imal and drags him down, but the soul is spiritual and bears him up again. It is the .soul we must reach If we would save the race. This is the teacher's pro vince. The soul, being immaterial, is nourished and strengthened by ideas only. Can we make our teaching so effective that Ideas of truth, and love, and justice, and kindliness will pene trate the awakening soul and possess it forever?— New Tork Teachers' Quar terly. '.' HUNGER AS A MOTOR It Is One of the Mainsprings of Human Progress ..The rowels of nature's most powerful .spur, hunger, are continually reddening the flanks of the primitive community. The apostle's scathing arraignment of the Cretans, "whose god is their belly." would literally apply to every savag* tribe—and many a civilized one. Hun ger Is one of the mainsprings of pro gress. At its imperative command the flint was chipped into the arrow head, the dart, the spear. In its honor the net was woven, the hoe was made, and the soil broken. To appease its cravings the wild bull is broken to the yoke, the for ests are felled, the ditch Is dug through the marsh. On Its errands the ship is launched on the perilous deep and the band sent out upon the warpath. Into its service have been impressed the winds of heaven, the steam wreaths cf the caldron, and the glittering shr.fts of the lightning. If is the real Aladdin's lamp of civilization. The ceaseless westward flow of the hu man stream and the march of the "star of empire" have been at the behest of Its genii. Whether it be bom of barren toil and a cruel sky or of the pressure of overpopulation, it has played a leading part in mtlfSing the destinies of the na tions. In the fall of every world empire from Assyria to Rome the conquering race has invariably come from the mountains or barren land, or from a sterner sky. And still today the nations of the bkakest belt of the temperate zone, where the struggle with soil and climate is severest, the Scotch, the English, the Dutch, and the North Germansare over running the whole of the inhabitable globe and bid fair to far outdo Alexan der by more peaceable and far more stable means.—The Unionist. At the Hotels HOLLENBECK—Wm. Willetts. Azusa: G. C. Raffner, W. J. Anderson. Prescott; W. T. Tawley, S. H. Blumauer and wife, San Francisco; E. F. Wittier, St. Louis: James Macklin. McVeytown, Pa.; John Wolf, Henry Peard and wife. San Fran cisco; Miss C. R. Webster. Plainfield. N. J.; E. C. Cunningham. Sun Francisco; C. Barrere, Columbus: T. King Wilson, Chil licoihe. O.: Mr .and Mrs. W. R. Rowland, Miss Nellie Rowland, Miss Nina Rowland, Puente; F. E. Brown, Chicago; H. W. Packard, San Diego; F. A. Fletcher and wife. F. G. Davis and wife. Watertown. N. V.; John Hill, Cincinnati, O.; G. H. Bishop. Chicago: C. C. McNeil, Frank Cox. Phoenix; H. H. Kirk, San Francisco; F. H. Alien. M. D.. and wife, Haverhllle, Mass.; Mrs. Julia S. Dunn and son. Flthlan, 111.; S. A. Diehl and wife, Westminster, Md.: Miss Louise Oliver, Miss Sue H. Scott. Magazine. Ark.; Mrs. H. A. Dolphas, Crocker, Cal.; K. A. Byam. Chicago; C. H. Hobart, Redlands; Milton R. Hall. San Francisco; Frank Leland. Henry Dechent, San Francisco: James W. Smith, River side; Percy G. Phillips, Chicago: Mrs. M C. Blanton. Kenneth Bradford, Montgomery, Ala.: John J. Wuertenbacher and family, St. Louis; J. D. Smith and wife. Lawrence, Kan.: A. P. Forsyth. George Forsyth, Riverside: C. O. Farrlngton, Brewer, Me.; W. J. Andrews. H. S. Weaver, San Fran cisco: R. S. Parker snd wife. Bowling Green; T. H. Johnson and wife, Dunkirk. Ind.: I. G. Waterman and valet. Santa Barbara: W. Edwards, J. Bitsi Johnson. New York: H. Franklin, San Francisco: Ed Kaufman, St. Louis; B. Swift, Orwell. Vt.; John Jones, Yuma. VAN NUYS-E. E. Henderson. Charlotte. Mich.: A. G. Stuart. Eau Claire, Wis.: Mrs. A; ,T. Hawley, Alton; Mrs. J. Dow. Alton; M. Knight.'Glens Pails, Hi T; W. Knight, Glen Falls, N. V.; T. A. Rice, wife anfl boy. St. Louis; Mrs. J. A. Lynch. S!. Louis: H Lowry. E. W. Alger, Minneapolis: W. H. Thcrp. Detroit: E A Hellman. G. S. Hell man. New York; H. L Wlllson and wife. Spencer, la.: J. S Howell, San Francisco; Mrs. S. H. Webster, San Francisco; Miss Sawyer, San Francisco; Mrs. Knesneau, San Francisco: W. T. Mead. San Fran cisco: W. S. Steele. Chicago: G. W. Dewey. New York; J. B Stout and wife, Danville. Ky.; Mrs. M. E. Btebblns and daughter. Denver; E. A. P. Cawston. A. G. Caws Ton. Portland: T. V. Lister, San Francisco; L. Oher and wife. New York: F. F. Chase. Riverside! I. W. Morse, Watsonvllle; H. J. Finney and wife. Detroit; A. Wood, San Bernardino: B. Elnman, Cincinnati: W. Weinert, wife and daughter, Philadelphia; C. T. Thatcher, Decatur, 111. A Question of Public Interest Brokers who speculate on the wrong side of the sugar market and come to grief ex cite small sympathy among men who earn an honest living by honest work. But the public would like to know how much of the money lost by the felled .Wall street firm went to line senatorial pockets. That Is a question of legitimate public interest, jew York WorW. LOS, ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING,bJULY 21, 1897 ALASKAWARDS Hundreds of Fortune Hun* ters Starting SOME TRANSPORTATION TIPS STEAMSHIP COMPANIES DOINO A RUSHING BUSINESS Prospects of a Hungry Winter—The Homecomers Revel in Expen sive Luxuries Clerks in the office of the Alaska Com mercial company were kept busy yes terday, says the San Francisco Exam iner, answering questions and giving out maps and clrcuiarsdescrlptlveof the Clondyke mining region. While a great majority of the men who made inquir ies were laborers, not a few came who 'occupy lucrative position? in. this city, | but who hope to acquire fortunes l more j quickly In the famous Clondyke mining district. The mast prominent man who declared his intention of going to the new gold fields was A. T. Hatch. Five years ago Mr. Hatch owned immense orchards in Solano county and other parts of California, and was rated as a millionaire. Unfortunate investments and the general depression In business j swept his fortune away, and although ! ovtr 60 years of age he Is going to try i for another fortune along the banks of the Clondyke. When Mr. Hatch failed a few months ago he told his friends that he was not downcast by his reversesand that he would be in comfortable cir cumstances again before he died. He will sail for Alaska on the Excelsior on i July 28th. Although Mr. Hatch Is best known as a fruit raiser he was interest ed in mining In California many years ago, and Is thoroughly familiar with the business. STEAMERS FOR ALASKA i There is room on the Excelsior for 200 passengers. From present indications it is almost certain that applications for transportation Will be received from twice that number. The Excelsior will not make another trip this season. The j North American Transportation com i pany, however, will run two steamer.-j j from Seattle to Dawson City this sum- 1 I mer. The steamer Portland, which i reached Seattle yesterday, will 9tart on' the return trip in a few days, and an- I other passenger boat will sail sfbout j August sth, reaching Dawson City early in September. Navigation, is closed..by I the ice in September, and those haruy gold-seekers who may wish to go-to the Clondyke region after the saillng-of the last regular steamer will be com pelled to go either to Juneau or St. Michael's and make the long journey through the interior on foot or on the back of some sure-footed animal. The Tare from San Francisco to Daw son is $150 first class and $125 second class. The privilege of carrying 150 pounds of baggage is also given,. No freight will be carried. Miners wishing Ito buy supplies will be compelled to j make their purchases at St. Michael's, ! and pay 10 cents a pound for the trans l portation of their food and clothing to Dawson. It is customary to obtain a year's supplies at St. Michael's. The food and clothing required by a single person weighs about 1200 pounds, so an item of $120 for freight charges has to be taken into consideration in estimating the cost of the journey to Dawson.. The local agent of the North American Transportation company says every inch of space on the steamer Portland, which arrived at Seattle yesterday, has been engaged. The steamer will leave Seattle for Dawson next week, and Is expected to reach its destination about August 20th. The booking of passengers on the Ex celsior has not yet begun. LIFE IN THE BIG CAMPS Robert Krook has been a practical miner for many yearsand has spent/our winters in the mines of the rewmorth west territory. In his comparisons wilh mining in. California camps and new 1 dis tricts In other parts of the United States he says the most striking feature 19 In the degree of order maintained. In this Mr. Krook Is corroborated by such men as Joseph Ladue and Thomas Cook. The latter has been In almost every mining town in California, Washington and Montana. He is almost 60 yearsof age. He has this to say of Ciond.yke: R "In any other camp but Clondyke I was never without a bowle knifeanda 'gun.' If Llppy had made that strike anywhere else there would have been at least fifty men shot In fighting over claims. There has not yet been a shoot ing or cutting affray in Clondyke, and as an American I want to give the Cana dian government credit for the manner in which the new district is controlled." All of the men speak in thesame'.sr'rain and seem to attribute this almost un heard of state of affairs in a new mining region to the syst?m of granting claims. Cook says that when the poor man's ready-money mining is done there will be found a great government credit for that. MINERS' LAWS Mr Krook tells how order was main tained long before the Canadian survey ors and mounted police reached Clon dyke. He eaid: "Until this spring the men never put locks on the doors or the cabins and nothing was stolen. You might go into any cabin and see a glass or tin or two on the shelf full of gold and no one would think of touching it. Any one could steal if he wanted to do so, but there were good reasons why they did cot. It was only after the mounted police ar rived that locks and bolts became a ne cessity. Before that there were what we called 'miners' laws.' Forty or fifty of the miners would call a meeting select a chairman, and then if a man could make his own 'talk' he did so or he would get some one to make it for him. When both sides of the case had been heard the chairman would call fc; a vote. The decision was final. If a man gave trouble he had to go. Now they do not have miners' lawsany more. We had no trou ble during three years because all ques tions were settled at these meetings ot miners. All disputes about claims were argued and adjudicated in the same way." Some amusing details were given of the way In whlch.fhe men spend the Jong nights in the winter. As each claim ex tends only 500 feet up and down the stream, the cabins are close together and the men visit one another. In the Clofldyke, Or for that matter at Forty- MTlf Creek" or any of these far-away mining camps, the men are expert" checker players, because that is the prin cipal amusement, with whist as-the fa vorite card game. "No paper Is too old." said Mr. Krook, "to read. We read all the advertise ments and all the can labels. There was a supply of canned lobster at the camp, and some man used to put up with the cans wrappings of sheets rrom the Bible We used to commit the chapters to mem ory, and 1 see who could repeat them firs', without a mistake. SAVE THEIR BACON "The food Is neither extra choice nor plentiful. But it is expensive. Bacon, bam and beans- is the general rule—no French wine» or champagnes. The sup plies are short at best and a man must often take bacon that he would no: throw to a dog, or go without. There is usually more whisky and hardware on hand than anything else. A man only nerds a certain amout of hardware, and the less whisky he can get on with the better he is off. "Sometimes a man has to watch his supplies pretty clcse, and they usually build a 'cache'—that is. a little plat form set high up on light poles-. He car. then haul up his bacon and grub' and cover it with a tarpaulin. The risk of leaving the 'grub' In the cabin Is that the bears get at it. They will even tear the roof off to get in, and there are plen ty of the animals. They won't climb the thin posts, particularly when the bark has been peeled off. .."In.regard.Jo clothing, a man does not need'ranch in summer, and in winter he studies comfort, not looks. In win ter we wear moccasins, and in summer, when sluicing, gum boots. I have not had leather on my feet since I left. Over ails cost $2.50 In Clondyke. and every thing else is in proportion, but this Is a great country to make money in." STAKING OUT CLAIMS Thomas Cook Is familiar with the methods of staking out claims In the United States, as well as in Canada, and was asked to state the conditions under which a miner can take up a claim under the Dominion government. He said: "In Canada the placer miners are, as a matter of course, close to the water and every man when he makes his prospect Is allowed to stake off about what he considers 500 feet on each side of the place up and down the river. That gives him the width of his claim 1000 feet, and this width extends from the river back to the foot of themountaln, whether it is a canyon or a plain. Then he puts up his stake and the government surveyor comes along and sets off the 500 feet each way exactly. Every man must pay a license of $15 a year and he mutit put In three months' work on the claim during the year. If the work is not done there are plenty of men ready to report him and take the claim. Americans like the Canadian laws better than the laws of the United States, because they know their claims are better protected, and there is no claim-Jumping so long as a man abides by the laws. The government follows up the miners by building roads. I don't want to say anything ag'alns our own laws, for I am an American, but It is a fact that we get better protection and the government takes more interest in helping the miners along In Canada," MAY BE MURDER A Well Borer Strikes a Dangerous Blow With a Gas Pipe A serious affray that may yet develop into murder occurred Monday after noon on a tract of land west of the city, where some experimental oil boring is being made. A Los Angeles- man had leased from a farmer some ground for development and had contracted with an oil borer to put down a well. The agreement was to pay for the work in installments and the first $401) was paid when due. The oil borer did not pay his hired help out ot the money he received and the men complained about it to the lessee. The latter informed the well borer that he must pay his hired help or cease work. This was disregarded and the lessee on Monday afternoon sent to the borer a peremptory order to stop work until the wages had been paid. The message was conveyed by a son of the farmer who owned the land and he was accompanied by a friend. The part ner of the oil.borer took offense at the message and seizing a piece of (ron pipe that lay near he struck, not thefarmer's son who had delivered the objectionable message, but his friend, who had taken no part in the discussion. So hard did the well borer hit the man on the side of the head that the victim was laid out unconscious and remained so from 2 p. m.. when the affair occurred, to midnight. Dr. H. W. Westlake was called to attend the wounded man who, though he had yesterday rallied a little from the' .shqek, is yet in such a pre carious cohdttlon that he may die at any moment. The man who wielded the Iron pipe has fled. No arrest has been made and the affair was not even reported to the authorities, although it may prove to be a murder. Wheel Came Off A. M Hooker, who works at SuTll van's dairy on Boyle Heights, was haul ing a load of hay yesterday afternoon when one of the wheels came off, letting the axle fall to the ground. Hooker was thrown off the ioad and. struck on his elbow, fracturing it badly. He was brought to the receiving hospital and Drs. Hagan and Hagadorn attended the injury. Finis The Chicago papers are to hand, and under headlines that consume one fourth of the column—and this in the least sensations! of the lot—is found the following: "John!" "Lucy!" "Can you forgive me?" "If you ask it, Lucy, yes." Stole a Ride Willie Culp w as amusing himself yes terday evening by jumping on and off moving cars at the San Fernando street yards, "when he was caught by Special Officer Baker and brought to the police station, where he was locked up for the night. Needed Treatment "I notice, Mrs. Blurdekins, that you have been dressing up a whole lot of late." "I have. An d it is the lively time I had giving: the old man such a dressing down that, he was wlllin' for me to dress ..l>»fl--iblsM»"n*^ Randsburg Randsburg Our Stock will be taken off the Market Thursday, July 22 After that date we shall offer no more stock at the present price of 25 cents per share. Hence, intend ing investors had better make immediate application, as nearly all of this issue has teenpubscribed for. If you delay you may regret it all your life, as "time and tide wait for no man. Call or write at once, Randsburg Gold Mining, Milling and Water Supply Co., 319 Wilcox Building, Los Angeles, Cal., operating the . . . Val Verde Gold Mines IN THE PUBLIC EYE Professor Samuel Brassal of the Uni versity of Klausenberg, in Hungary, r.ied recently, soon after celebrating his one hundredth birthday. A man i esidin'gin Strafford,Vt., named one of his children Fr-r-edom because he was born on a Fourth of July, and an other Blizzard, because: he flrsit saw what light there was on March 12, 1888. Pranolo H. Plerpont, who was gover nor of Virginia during the war and now is S;i jours old, Is living at Fell-mount, Marlon county, W. Va. The "Father of We9t Vlrgilnla," as he 1* called, has a clear mind an*good health. President McKinley will be presented with the largest watermelons grown in the south this 1 season. The melon will be the gift of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, which has offered a prflze of $25for the largest cample of. the fruit. Governor Taylor of Tennetswee has ap pointed Miss Nellie Ely; daughter of JeSM Ely. of Nashville, sponsor for his staff, with rank of colonel. Georgia is the only other scale in the-union which has a lady on the governor's staff. On a recent Sunday, while Rev, J. W. OhadWlCk was preaching In the Second Unitarian church of BrcokUyn, hlstvoice suddenly failed. His wife at crvce pro eeed<d to the pulpit and finished his ser mon for him. after which she conducted the services'to its close. Commander Reisinger, the new com mandant of the Pensacol'a, Fla., navy yard. Is endeavoring to bavathegovern ment reopen some ot" the shops at the yard' and restore to the yard something of its old importance, when it gave em ployment to hundreds' of men. It Is related of Nicola Tesla, who has been ever, more talked about than usual of late, that be lsiso absent minded that he once got Into his bath without un dressing, got out and went through the miotlon of dlrytag himeu'lf .odnncda com plete set of clothing and went about his business' dioubly clad. President McKinley has doffed his black silk tie to the Washington summer and appears in a remarkably- high white hat of the genus stovepipe. Nothing like it can be found in the Washington halt stores, and there are apprehensions? in high social circles that, like the inaugur ation suit of dottles, it is of. Canton man ufacture. Miss Dumall 1 !-. Is? a French aetresß who thinks she strongly- resemWes Anna Held and she is going to give Imitations of that young woman. She hastachieved notoriety by announcing that inasmuch as Miss Held finds milk bath beneficial, Langtry favors champagne and Bern hardt tea, she has discovered coffee is the only proper liquid for a brunette to use to keep her skin in tone. John' Edward DeMerrit of Newport, Neb., although only 13 years old, is' at tracting gemeral attention by his'ability aw a preacher. He had preached! at Fort Scout, Kan.; Nevada, Mo., and/ many other Kansas and Missouri towns. He was licensed to preach by the Baptist church of Fort Scott last year, since which time he has been traveling in the rural districts. He is not yet out of knee breeches, and has all the airs of a child, excerpt his' d«Divery as a pulpit orator. A MICROBE PRODUCER How Professor Hankin Chased the Bacillus to Its Lair A gentleman, who will henceforth be known to fame as Prof. Hankin, has proved himself to be the Sherlock Holmes of the microbe. It is told that thirteen persons sat down to dinner at Sangor In India, and that one of the dishes of which they ate was a chocolate pudding. Nine of them were afterward taken sick, and three of them had chol era, which caused, the death of one. It is generally conceded that chocolate' pudding is not necessarily fatal, and that it is not an established home of the cholera microbe. Prof. Hankin, there fore, set out to trace the microbe to Its lair. He found the deadly thing In a wa tering pot In the kitchen, but he ascer tained that this pot had been filled at a pure spring. The dishcloth used In ear ning the pot, however, had been, dried on an Infected sandbartk. Prof. Hankin then proceeded to demonstrate by a beautiful experiment the deadly nature of this particular pudding. He took' three of the ingredients—milk, eggs and gelatine—under absolutely sterilizing conditions: made a "culture," Inoculated, It, cooked It, and produced 9,000,000 chol era microbes to the cubic centimeter. Indian cooks who prepare chocolate pudding for government sahibs In the present state of affairs In India are in danger of sudden, trouble.—New York Times. ALASKA AND THE GOLD FIELDS The Herald's premium atlas (given away with a year's subscription to the daily edition) contains a fine map of Alaska and the Yukon country in Northwest territory. Seekers after in formation about the new gold fields will find It a useful document to con sult. The atlas is furnished in sep arate parts, and with a subscription for three months the subscriber may select any two of the parts he wishes. Or, with a subscription to the Weekly < Herald ($1) the subscriber is entitled to one of the parts. He may take that containing the map of Alaska if he wishes. Wall paper, late styles, low prices, a \. A. Eckslrom's, 324 fiouih Soring «tr»«- £o<>CKX><>o<><KK><>o<><^^ x Steinway Pianos -— —> 9 0 BOLE AGENCY 6 8 BARTLETT'S MUSIC HOUSE o 9 Everything in Music. Q DR - WHITEHILL KUDtUr6 803 SOUTH HILLSTRKBT, v X Guarantees a sale, speedy »nd permanent cure, without detention from Dullness. No knife used; no blood drawn ;no p»y until cured. Consultation free. RAILROAD INTERESTS MAY KILL THE BIG ANNUAL CONVENTIONS Traffic Men Say They Destroy Local Business and Yield No Front. A Foolish Refusal Railroad Traffic men of both eastern and western railroads are considering the advisability of refusing In the future to make low rates for big meetings. Should they reach such, a conclusion and maintain an agreement, which should be based upon it, it is probable that the big annual gatherings of teachers, church workers, soldiers, societies and Indus trial organizations would become things of the past. This year more than any other has shown to the railroad men that It is foolish, from a revenue standpoint, to make a low rate for these big meetings. The fact is more apparent this year be cause the big meetings have come close together. The Christian Endeavor con vention at San Francisco and the Na tional Educational convention at Mil waukee are just over. The Epworth league meeting Is now on in Toronto. The Baptist Young People's society will meet within a few days and the Grand Army of the Republic encampment is near at hand. The Elks have hardly returned home from Minneapolis. Many members of church organizations are al ready on their way to conventions. To all of these rates of at least one and one third fares have been, granted. Western men declare that the Chris tian Endeavor excursions have reduced, their local business to almost nothing. Passenger trains running regularly have not In them enough passengers to keep conductors busy. What few are trav eling are business men. Eastern traffic men report as poor business in their territory. Local trains run almost emp ty, and would have no passengers were Woman's Nerves. «^ Mrs. Piatt Talks About Hysteria. ~ ' When a nerve or a set of nerves supplying N any organ in the body tf ith its due nutri- f ment grows weak, that organ languishes, f < -''f / \ When the nerves become exhausted and [ £ jf\l I\\ I )\ die, so to speak, the organ falls Into de- \ j 1 J J cay. What is to be done? The answer is, & I f 1 Is ,— / do not allow the weakness to progress; A 111 stop the deteriorating process at once 1 n Do you experience fits of depression, alter- \ nating with restlessness ? Are your spirits -*3« easily affected, so that one moment you laugh l" and the next fall into convulsive weeping? ] Again, do you feel something like aball rising I I 1 in your throat and threatening to choke you, HH 11 all the senses perverted, morbidly sensitive to 111 V\ 7 light and sound, pain in ovary, and pain es- JH 1 pecially between the shoulders, sometimes loss ■ , \ of voice and nervous dyspepsia ? If so, you are ■ / 1 hysterical, your uterine nerves are at fault, S' VyJ i A. You must do something to restore their tone. * ' X —_>* , *»— Nothing is better for the purpose than Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com* poundj it will work a cure. If you do not understand your symptoms, write to Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., and she will give you honest, expert advice, free of charge. , EfisfM - Mrb - kEvi f - Platt, Womleysburg, Pa., had a terrible experience with the illness we hava jffjff* St deSCr '. ere ' s her own description of > ~< " I thought I could not be so benefited by any- JMwLWEL thing and keep it to myself. I had hysteria fl HL ( caused b y womb trouble) in its worst form. I Bj was awfully nervous, low-spirited and melan- cnol . v > an( l everything imaginable. " The nioment I was alone I would cry from hour to hour; I did not care whether I lived -"s^Wm. or dieli ' * tolcl my hus band I believed Lydia ll!l)f^*lill E ' Pinkham ' B Vegetable Compound would do 0 ft. me good. I took it and am now well and ■' 1 strong, and getting stouter. I have more color in my face than I have had for a year and a half. Please accept my thanks. I hope all who read this and who suffer from nervousness of this kind will do as I have done and be cured." I Opium | W0 Morphine and kindred drug habits are 'S-U Mk successfully cured by the Keeley Treat- jfflj jjij ment. There are hundreds of cases 188 IBW where people have acquired these habits WA • through no fault of their own. To Brf tnese we sa y "c° me -" There is not j« UMJ only relief, but an absolute and per- , manent cure. Don't put off taking it wj until the drug has wrecked you and I Fiend f |MW The Keeley Institute, " " uSsl B3V Cor. N. Main and Commercial Sts., VBB By? Over Farmers and Merchants' Bank. «iif§ it not for the fact that some people are obliged to travel. The reason for this state of affairs is the cheap ra*e for big meetings. Rail road men are agreed that everyone who expected to take a pleasure trip this summer has gore on one of these excur sions. They have paid cheap rates for a long trip that is very expensive to the railroads, when otherwise they would have expended the same amount of money on a short trip that would have added nothing to the expenses of the railroad. "Look at this ChrlstißntEndeavor bus iness," said a passengerofflclal.The rate is bue $50 to California and back, less than a cent a mile. To»handle>lt the rail roads had to put on extra trains, hire extra cars and engines and extra crews of men. The rate is hardly enough to pay expenses. What is the effect on local business? Simptly to kill it. Peo ple who went to CalCfornia are people wJio would have gone somewhere else, to a near-by summer resort, to a city or to visit relatives. They would have been carried on trains* running regularly by the railroads and at regular rates, or at summer tourist rates, which ara lower but which are perfectly satisfac tory to railroad officials. Exactly ths same amount of money would.have been expended in transportation, but in the one case it would have helped the rail roads' net earnings, while in the other It does not. It is plainly evident that tha railroads are losers by these big move ments, and I shall riot be surprised to see them put an end to them, at least at ridiculously low rates."—Chloago Times-Herald. Niagara Falls' New Bridge The contract to replace the upper sus pension bridge by a steel arch bridge has been signed by the Niagara Falls Suspen sion, Bridge company with the Pencoyd Iron Works, of Philadelphia. Active oper ations are to begin by October 15. and the bridge.ls to be completed by April 1, 1895. The Situation in Cuba General Lee has been able to expend only 16000 out of the $50,000 appropriated by con gress for the suffering Americans In Cuba. To get at the truth of the s tories that come from that island they must be cut down in like proportions-Nashville American.