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Lots 1 and 2, block 9. Tamarack Ulty.
nnmnrflTed and unimproved Farm Land
for .ale and to lease. A lance lot of T I in be rod
Lands, In thin and adjoining county, for ale.
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m nmLr aipmpoiir
1 u 11.16 B.OO Rod Jacket 8.:0 8 40 10.10
T it 12 21 o.UB Laurlura 8.34 1.34 10. (X
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It l.uftS.M Hancock 7 40 1.50 9.20
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T.U II I) 6.10 Mills 8.10 2.20 9 46
J. 04 12 81 6.19. .... Woodslde 8.01 2.11 9.88
I 07 I .37 6.22 Dollar Hay I.Vi 2.08 9 88
1.29 12 6) 6.40 uanoooK l.DU S.10
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Oommerlclal Att. Bepubllo Mich,
810ROE H. IIRAFKORD,
Oanaral Pusantaf Ait., Ob'oaro
Porlap Lake Hens
Mr. George C. Shel
den Shot in Hough
ton. The Wound l'rove Fatal.
The Deeeaat-d'e Aanallaui S.ppoaed
to lie Felix l)nuontbier-lle
Jump u the Lake.
Oeorge C. Shelden waa nhot on Houirh
ton'a main Htreet lact evening at 6:15.
prt-Mumaoiy Dy lviix Detnouthier. The
Boootinn occurred acroa tha direct fro
Rcott'a laundry, near the l'ortage Lake
briige. The wound inflicted were four
in number. He died at 1:10 o'clock this
Mr. Shelden was going home and was
wet by a man be afterward declared he
was Bure was Demonthier. The latter
grabbed him by the coat at the throat.
nuked him where he was going and im
mediately began to hoot.
Mr, Sheldeu fell to the sidewalk though
he retaiued consciouHnesH, when several
people in the neighborhood. Dr. A. A
AnitTnon tlrt, came running to the
spot, lie then and nf erward declared
that though it was dunk be recognized
I elix Demonthier as bis assailant.
No statement was signed by Mr. Shel
den.before his death, but he told one of
his friends that Felix came up in front of
him and asked how he was going to set
tie the cae and the deceased answered
that he had already commenced the et-
tlement before the justice, whereupon
the shots were fired. It is stated that
Mr. Shelden was conscious most of the
time and that the physicians had hopes
of his recovery until shortly before- 1
o'clock, from which time he began to
sink rapidly and died shortly after tbat
From all accounts Demonthier, as soon
ns he bad done tbe shootiog, ran to the
bridge, out on it to the second span,
climbed over the railing and tumped into
the lake. The lake was dragged for sev
eral hours without any trace of the miss-
iog man being tound. The officers visited
bis houee and found he b id not been
there since the noon hour.
The wouuded man whs taken to his
home, only a block and a half away,
under the care of Dr. Jones, and Drs.
Wheeler, Son I ion and Guwsar were hastily
summoned. Tiny found the wounds to
be four. One a salp wound on the back
of the head, one at tbe po nt of the jaw.
which bad fractured it, one in the upper
part of one of the lower limbs and the
waist, and one entering the Deck on the
left side and evidently running down
ward. Tbe first three wounds, without
the latter, would not be considered dan
gerous. At muinignt tne pnvsicians re
ported the patient a little easier thought
their efforts so far had not located the
bullet la the shoulder. At 1 o clock,
however, the change had come.
Although three or four persons saw a
man running from the scene of tbe shoot
ing and heard or saw the splash whn be
umiwd from the bridge, yet there was
consideied to be doubt about whether
the lake got the wouldbe murderer or
not. None of those who saw any part of
the occurrence recognized Demonthier
aud the Olivers could find no one to ab
solutely say they saw him jump from
the bridge. ,
Events of the past few days point to
the Frenchman and supplied him with a
motive. One night last week, Demon
thier or Felix, as he was familiarly called
by everyone in Houghton, who was in
Mr. Shelden's employ at tbe time, drove
the latter to the Onigaming club house,
where a dinner party was given. Felix
was told to be at the club house at balf-
nst ten and was there on time. After
waiting some time be put the team in
the shed and went into the kitchen ot
the house to keep warm. When Mr.
Shelden came out he missed the man and
finding him in the house began giving
him a verbal shaking up which the
Frenchman finally resented and out by
the Btables went for his employer in such
vigorous manner that Mr. Shelden
since has been laid up from the effects.
Yesterday Felix was arrested on com
plaint of Mr. Shelden and his trial was to
bavecome off today. It is supposed that,
crazed by his arrest and from brooding
over the affair of last week, which caused
it, he lay in wait to do the bloody cftV
he so well succeeded in and then threw
himself off the bridge.
For an affair that happened on one ol
the principal streets, at so early an hour,
there were n surprising number of con
rumors. The offlVers were kept busy
looking up tbe different stories. After
thev had become satisfied that tneir man
had rea'ly made way with himself they
had to run down a story that Demon
their had been seen in Hancock, after the
News of the affair spread tnrougn me
.-. 'i in.. mnA 1ia If rtmrhtnn
wo towns iiaewnu"!" ixuv.
d of the bridge was- alive with peopw
i: . .linn id. tthnnttntr.
n a very snori. u "
eonle lingered there until a late nour,
rulklnir over tbe tragedy and waiting
for news from the Shelden house, just op
the hill. The lake was dragged until a
late hour, but no trace of even a bat, or
other garment, was found.
It now appears that a man namea io-
dette, who was crossiDR iuo u..,
Hancock, beard the shots andaiterwaras
. man run along the bridge to
about tbe second span and then climb
over the railing and jump into the lake
od afterward snw the body rise iou
rface.tuthedidnot recognize wno iu
... hs water has here a depth of about
twenty feet and tbe pple "lin drn
glng for the body. Felix had been wora-
ng for Mr. Shelden i r tneiasi ut j-
id leaves a wife and tnree cuuurru.
Mr. Farl Shelden was last evfninjt at
tending a meeting in Marquette County
and at Its termination received the me
age Inlormln blm of the occorance.
Mrs, Carl Shelden and daughter are in
Chicago, but no doubt the whole party
will return home tomorrow.
So far no pistol has been found, al
though it is reported one was seen ou the
ground after the shooting.
The deceased was born la Walworth
county, Wisconsin, December 27, 1843,
his parents being pioneer settles of this
county, and received a liberal education.
Mr. Shelden during the rebellion waaa
member of Company ), Fourth Michigan
Cavalry and was afterward made second
lieutenant ot Company D, o! the Six
teenth Michigan Infantry; be afterward
recelyed a captain' commission. On
leaving the regiment in 1805, he again
became a resident of thiscounty and pur
chased the brewery bueinew In Hancock
started by Mr. Teter Sauer. The brew
ery, which stood where the Hancock
depot now is, was destroyed by Are in
18G9. He afterward removed to Negao
nee, where he started another brewery,
but returned to Houghton in 1875.
Mr. Shelden was one of the promoters
for b lilding the Portage Lake bridge and
the writer well remembers a trip to Day
field with a party which Mr. Shelden
joined at that place, his obje:t in going
there beiuir to purchase long timbers for
the bridge. After the bridge .as com
pleted the deceased acted, for many
years, and until the bridge was sold to
the county, as secretary and treasurer of
the bridge company, but for the last few
years he had been assisting in the man
agement of his late father's estate.
Mr. Shelden was married to Miss
Mary E. Edwards, one of the daugh
ters of Capt. and Mrs. Edwards, also pio
neer settlers of this district, April 17,
1867, by which marriage there were is
sue two children, Mrs. Bowling, ' of De
troit, who, with her husband, only left
for Chicago on the afternoon of the day
of tbe awful tragedy, and Mary E , who
was last Tuesday married to Mr. It. T.
Harry, and who left on the same day for
Chicago, on their honeymoon, which has
been brought to such an unhappy termi
nation. Miss Carrie B. Taylor, general secre
tary of tbe Bay View reading circle, will
be here the latter part of the week to or
ganize circles. There are already two
flourishing circles in Houghton and it in
hoped tbat one may organize here.
The work this year consists of thai
study of the social institution of tbo
United States, a history of American lit
erature and tbe evolution of an' empire,
All new books written expressly for this
course. It is desired that air who wish
to take up some systematic literary
work will avail themselves of this oppor
tunity. Miss Taylor will be pleased to
meet all who are interested to explain
the aims, advantages, plana aud expense
of tbe course. The time and place of
meeting will be announced later.
l'here is a reign of terror at Dollar Bay.
Be vol vers are at a premium. One dealer
has replenished his stock of hammerlesa
Smith and Wesson's three times. The
two robberies of Uaon & ShulteV
store, from tbe basis after wild rumors
that have made the men get home early
at night and burglar talk the only gos
sip at the post office. Stories of eoal
being taken by the wagon full from tbe
Tamarack-Osceola dock gain credence
and tbe robbers are even credited ' with
killing a cow and cutting ' her vp for
fresh meat. Henry Amo's house, near
the powder works, was visited Tuesday
night. A vigilance committee wasformed
and secret watchmen appointed, but the
fact leaked out. Too many detectives
spoiled tbe thing.
On Monday, October 5, the democratic
senatorial convention) will be held at
Houghton. Members of the senatorial
committee and leaders Srom this and
other counties in the district, have pre
vailed upon A. J. Scott to accept the
nomination and he willj carry the ban
ner of the forlorn hope. He agreed to
accept tbe nomination only with the un
derstanding that he would o no hustling
during tbo campaign. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Duostan has promised Mr. Scott
an appointment on all the prominent
committees, so that he has all the induce
ment a man could want, to make the
run. Mr. Scott ran once before, nomlna-Pa
ated for the State senatorship, and he
was then just as nuccesBful as be experts L
to be this time. ' li
The dwelling occupied by the family of
KpbraJn Provost on Ravine street, the
buildings below Kaeth's corner.' burned
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
fire started under a stoop, probably by
children playing there, and' bad spread
through the walls to tbe roof before be
ing discovered, lt spread to ibe building
next south, a barn owned by James
Manly. The barn was filled wPth pressed
bay and the whole looked like a bad fire
when the department arriv wl. fler
t reams of water and lively wor i by the
firemen got the best of it afte r badly
damaging the house and barn ai id con
tents of each.
At the last quarterly meeting of tha re
ligious committee of the Y, M. C. It
was voted to hold, on Saturday e feeafeK
next, a young men's prayer meetl tag and
also a bible training clasr. Tb ft WWe
class will meet at 7:15 and last c sve baM
hour. Frot. J. G.Johnson will frwdsct
it. The prayer meeting will meet ;t tbe
close of the bible class and last ' kne tall
hour. This week it will be lead ' try Mr.
Roderick Cameron. It la the int sution Of
the committee that these mee binge be
held continuously on this eve fctag up
stairs in the hall. AH men have i a cor
dial Invitation to come.
The third regatta of the seasr t3 be-
sailed at the Onfganing Club b " pass Tues
day afternoon. The same r 'sgwtsrtilon
as usual will prevail. Therr Aestotthe
Atalanta against the Ida ' ftat 1lng
awarded the last race, for da ' sTt yahta
has been upheld by tbe regat " A'temst
tee. The grounds for this acrV'b'V be
cause the Ida May was sails- e b J a . ner-
oa hot i member of tha club, which Is
one of tbe conditions la the eoateet tor
tbe season's p'nnant A
Outside the Mining School, there doe
not seem to be much foot ball enthusiasm
about Portage Lake. Tbe meeting called
Tuesday evening at tbe Hancock fire en
gine house, for the purpose of forming' a
beam, was attended by but halt a d 8-n
enthusiasts. The members of the last
year team claimed tbey did not haye op
portunity enough to' practice to put
them on equality with the students ot
tbe Mining School, who are all together
and have dally practice against an effic
ient sub team.
A Fit enaraatee.
Haying Just returned from Chicago,
where 1 finished a full course in cutting
and fitting, and baring one of tbe latest
drafting machines, I am prepared to do a
fine class of dressmakibg and ensure a
perfect fit. Am also prepared to take in
sewing at home, or will engage to go out
by the day. Miss Pixphabb,
County Clerk Shields has received from
the State game warden the blanks for
deer licenses. They are a little different
in form to distinguish them easily from
last year's. Although the open deer sea
son does not commence until November
1, Angust Pelto, of Hancock, has already
taken out his license.' lie was also the
first to do so last year.
Conrad Weirs. 90 years 61 age, died at
the poor farm Tuesday, altr an illness of
only a day. He bad been an inmate of
the home for twenty years.
THE COLOR OF THE EYES.
Drk Kra 81 d to IVa Mora General
AmM Women Thau Among; Men.
Into the realm of sentiment, with,
heavy footfall, like a bull in a china
shop or an elephant among porcelain,
tbe sedate and matter of fart statistician,
obtrudes himself, intent ou dealing,
through percvntagDs, with mutters
which one might think would be ex
empt from such prosaic consideration.
1 The latost subject of statistical inquiry
are ugiit ana uuxk eyes, ana it tne re
sult of sundry responses to question
propounded in various countries and.
duly authenticated it has been discov
ered nd' not' merely ' discovered, but
also provedthat, talcing the average of
Europe and America, 44. 6 is the per
centage of men having - light eyes, in
cluding blue and gray. The proportion
of girls' and women hating blue or gray-
eyes is by the same computation 34.2
per cent. In other words, blue eyes are
decidoftlr rarer ' 'anions women than.
among men,' and it ia for thi reason
perhaps that bit eyes, especially in,
oombasation with v blond hair, aru t-
teemorl so highly is a feature: of femi
nine beauty, "
Men have light eyes oftenrr tluuc
women, but in the intermediate grade
of color' between light and dark the
percentage of - the two sexes is very
nearly though not. 'jnite the same. In
this intermediate, category are brown
and hazel eyes neither pure light nor
genuine, black. Tlie pr;r'?utHge of them
among men in 40. 1 and among women
45.1. The percentage of dark, or, nioro
properly, black, "eyes is Jfcrgor nmong
women, being 20.7 per cent f the whota
number, white among men it is 12.5.
Perhaps it is tbo relative, rarity of dark
eyes among won which establijhes the
rule that dark eyed men aro tetmrI
by women to b more fortunate iu tl
color of their eyes than blue erl men.
Tbe flgures'npou which these parent
ages are basctl are tbo result of inqrjr
ics not proseemted in one) or moro of tfie
countries of Europe or one or ruo.ic
states of the' United States, for, a its
well known, in southern European coun
tries dark rrc both among men ntul.
women prcluninat, while light eyrsi
are to befonod in just us high u propor
tion in northern countries. New York;
DICKENS' DUMMY BOOKS.
The Meet Dellctoos fcatlre Was Inerlt el
On Tbelr Covers.
Gad's Hil) was a merry house, writ fcs
Stephen Fisk'e in fondly recalling in cl
ients of his visits to Charles Dickens rin
an article Wiling of the personal side of
the novelist' in Ladies' Home Journ, iL
iickena was a wellspring of mirth, a. id
.his humor infected the whole partjc
Often when I came down from London,
he would walk out and lean against the
doorpost while I was at the gate, and.
we would shout with laughter over the
fun tbat we bad had and were going to'
When everything else failed, the.
I? 1 kran voi tin nnfnrHnir amniumientL
library was an unending amusement
The room was lined with books from.
. t ceiling, even the backs of doors
being bookcases, but the books on tho
doors and along the floor were bogus.
Dummy backs had been lettered with
titles and pasted on the glass, and t he
titles bad been selected by such wits as
Dickens, Yates, the Collins brothers,
.Albert Smith and Mark Lemon of
We used to sit on the floor to study
this mock library and roll over with de
light at some clever satire I remember
"'The Virtues of Our Ancestors," a vol
ume so thin that the title had to be
printed lengthwise; "Five Minutes In
India, by a British Tourist," in two vol -tinies
as largs ss an unabridged diction
ary; "Livss of the Poets," a mere pam
phlet; "Eggs on Bacon," to match
"Coke on Littleton;" "statues trecten
to the Duke of Wellington," 15 portly
Tolumes, and there were dozens of other
quips and cranks A catalogue of these
bogus books should have been preserved,
but nobody thought of writing' it out;
nobody realized that Dickens would
An Old KplUvh.
A most quaint and ingenious epitrwjifa
was copied years ago by an American;
traveler from a tombstone in ILulbj
churchyard, in Suffolk, England:
The eharsal mounted oa tbo w 1
HrM VO bo bp n in lunrr
A matron tlin aomnNiia
n rare and pain font I no
Not slow, no gay. ao trodig
vt trhborlT aud hnnuit
Her children eevn yet liTtnf
11 r 1stT-Tnth y-ef hne did e
7o ml hr body nnfor
a hop rtM 'Ptrito
MIo With Ilak Lege.
Iu the Missouri river, noar PUftr
mouth. Neb., is an island which is ever
run with curious mice. They hms a.
golden brown coat, while ths lowei part,
of their bodies is pure white. Their
leg fare pink, and their eyes are jet
black. fo inch mice are found auy-
tHOWS CLEARLY THAT FREE SILVER
WOULD MEAN RUIN TO INDUSTRY.
TUrrat to 'ut the I nltrd MatfM on the
Mllver UaU Would t llto.lii.-w, (ag
itation Mr. Itran' H liriiiB to Throw
the Country lutv t'ita Mo Thut lie ( an
Try Ills fcltteea to One (Jnack Meilir
Evil F-ftVete of the Frre roiiiag- Agita
tion Already Manifest.
Hon. Carl Schurz, ex-secretary tf tho
interior, addressed an immense undieuco
in Central Music hall, Chicago, cm
Sept 6. Speaking of a possible free sil
ver victory he said :
Consider what the immediate conse
quences would be if Mr. Bryan were
elected president, with a congress to
match. Mr. Bryan would of course be
anxious to have his freo coinage lar
enacted, but that could not be, even if
he called an extra scsBion of congress,
until some time in April or May, five or
six months after the day of election.
Hut as soon as on the 4th of November
the result of the election was announced
everybody would know tbat the parity
ct gold and silver would not bo main
It having been made certain by Mr.
Bryan's election that the parity of gold
and silver would not t o maintained,
ihere would be a rush upon the trens
ury for the gold iu it by persons hold
ing greenbacks entitled to redemption.
and the gold reserve would be exhaust
ed in a twinkling. Gold will instantly
disappear from circulation, to be hoard
ed or exported. W by will it disappear?
Because every sonsiblo person when
making a payment will prefer to make
it in the less valuable dollar and hold
the more valuable gold dollar back for
more profitable use. Gold will there
fore quickly rise to a premium, and wo
'shall be on the silver basin long before
a free coinage law can bo enacted. Oar
daily transactions in buying aud soil
ing, in paying and rceiving wages,
will no longer bo carried on upon tho
basis of the gold dollar worth 100 rents,
but of the silver dollar worth 50 cents
or thereabout, for the government will
no longer hold up the silver dollar to
the value of the gold dojlar.
The quantity of gold vanishing from
circulation will amount to about (G00,
000,000, tho disappearance of which
will make n tremendous bolo in the
volume of our currency. But, says tiio
silver man, there will bo froe silver
coinago to fill tho gup promptly with
coined Bilver or silver certificates. Oh,
no, my fellow sufferers. Tho dNapp' "r"
ance of gold will happen promptly after
tho election of Mr. Bryan, and thcro
will not possibly bo auy freo cciuago ot
silver for at least six iumtlis, i.nd it
will require n great many more months
to fill a gap of f GOO, 000,000.
What will happen meanwhile? T.io
St Louis Globe-LVniocrut reports Mr.
Bryan to bavo paid poiho time ago: "I
think it meaning the victory cf tho
froe coinnse movement will cause a
panic. But the country is in a deplor
able condition, and it will tako cxtremo
measures to restore it to a condition f
prosperity. " Whereupon tho St. Louis
paper pointedly remarks, "Evidently
Mr. Bryan has heard of the doctor who
always threw his patient into fits Leiore
administering any curative medicine,
How, then, would Mr. Bryan's "fit"
tvork? Tho sudden disappearance of our
gvxld from circulation would produco
the most stringent contraction of tho
cum ncv on record. Business men who
owe money and at the same time have
nionry due them will bo forced to col
lect that money by every means nt their
disnosaJ. Nobodv will bo inclined to
lend ottt any money except upon cxtraor.
dinary eccurity. Tho banks will nat
urally consider it their duty to keep
themselves strong, and therefore to can
in loans and to restrict their discounts
and advances to business men with the
utmost caution. Business establish
ments, manufactories, mercantile
houses, unable to get the money for meet
ing their obligations, will by tho hun
dreds succumb to their embarrassments
and tumble down like a row of bricks.
Others will cautiously restrict their op
erations to tho narrowest possible limit.
and wago earners by the thousands will
lose their employment and bo turned
into the street
How can I foretell these things with
so much assurance? Becauso they have
already cast their shadows before. Do
vou rcmemU'r the crisis of 18M, when
itho silver basis was in sight? And
(now again tho mere apprehension of
a possibility of Mr. Bryan's election
and of the consequent slipping of our
country upon thw Mirer basis nas ai-
ready cnn9cd untold millions or our
eenrmtipa to bo thrown UPOQ the
markat in Europo as well us here.
Scores af business orders aro already
recalled, a largo number of manufac
turing establishments huve already
stopped or restricted their operations,
r-nterorise is already discouraged and
aioarly paralyzed, many works of public
ntilitv bv industrial or railroad rom
roanics hav already bwn ordered off,
tUbusands of workingmen oro already
thrown out of employment, gold is al
ready being hoarded, capital is already
being sent out or the? couutry to do in
vested in Earopo for safety.
And why all this? Not, as the silver
men foolislily pretend, becauso the ex
isting gold" standard hns made money
scarce, for capital is JyingMlo m neap,
scores upon scores cf millions, fairly
yearning for safe employment. No.
Ask thoso crticcrneol why ell this hap
pens, and with ono voice they will tell
;you it is "becauso they apprehend serious
danger to every dollar ventured out
through the change of our standard of
value ir prospect, throogn tne debase
ment of nnr currency threatened by the
fro allTrar roinaee movement And if
these are tlie effects of a mere appre
hension of a possibility, what would be
the effect of the event itself?
ncxiert te. is uw-u la liurnin as
awrt of snuerkrant The young leaves
re boilrtd, poured into pits about six
feet deeD lined with plantain leaves and
covered with earth, and aro kept thcro
for some months. They are then used
either to make tea or eaten after being
soaked in oil with garlic or dried fish.
Babylon was burned by Cyrus when
taken B. C 638, but the city was re
built with greater splendor than before.
Its final destruction was by fire after a
siege and capture.
Cesar's reformation of the calendar
was really made bySosigenea, B, C, 48.
Highest of all in Leawenirig fowcr
THE OLD HORSE.
One summer (IukIc, in a dim room.
The city being atill with but
And tha air di uJ, we heard hoof ftepa,
t'aroff at flr.t, rome up the street,
E-track, k-trck, k track, k-track.
Nearer and nearer, yard by yard,
Along the anphult in the durk,
Chinkud tho uutci n four-fdotud iioIho
Thut Mtuipd our talk and uiudt, us hark
K-track, k truck, k track, k triuk
Till dread woke up bi-fure its fchoer
Monotony. The thing pownonHfcd
That iuiutl"Hu terror ot malign
And haunUnl dreams. And half in Jet
(K-track, k-truck, k-track, k-track)
"It muHt bo death," I satd. "Sweetheart!"
My 1 luirhing lovu agiiiuht my sldd
Shuddered and hid thoe eyes of hers
And hel'l her breuth, fur clost, outmda,
K-track, k-truck, k-track, k-track I
"Dearest, I do not want to die
Before my Ufo is hulf begun."
Boul of tho world, how anHwer you
My little gay, child hearted oner
K-traek, k-track, k-track, k-trackt
It passed and faded down the street
Only a poor old horae, half blind.
Yet even now he often roams
The streets cf my deserted mind
K-track. k-track, k-truck, k-trcckl
mis Curiuun La Athcuaoum.
HIS GREAT BIG VOICE.
Frightened the Little Girl Into an
Ainuiilnff M Intake.
Four well known lawyers sat at a table
in a popular down town restaurant, a gath
ering place for many of the legal lights
who enjoy bettor than anything else a so
cial hour after wrestling throughout the
day with knotty legal problems. Xbcy were
spending tho evening pleasantly, baru-rlng
Jokes about politics and legal life, but
wisely avoiding tcrlous discussion.
Many and coed were tho stories told,
each narrator in turn doing bis best to
create a bigger lauph than bad follov ed
his fellow's yarn. '1 ho stories wero full or
snap and brevity. One of them will bear
I roineinbor a cair case," one ox tno
four legan, "which wa.s remarkable only
lor tho lljzhtinif qualities shown by conn
ecL Itwastrlod before a j ustlce or tho
ponce in an Indiana village. Ono of tho
contending lawyers was a big man, pomp
ous and vain to a degree. Tho other was
a wiry little fellow who did ot weigh 100
pounds. The littlo man had a voice or ro-
raurknhlo power, lie was ucry or 6ieocn,
and when iu an argument would let it out
to it9 limits. '1 l:o littlo fellow mado an ar
gument uq hour long to tho bIx good men
and true, and bo did not spare bis lungs.
Loudly bo denounced tho doff '".nt, and
na be came to tho closo of h's ..i-css ho
assumed tho nttitudo of i roaring lion.
When bo sat down, tho Justico wore
seared look, whllo tho Jurymen were open
mouthed and on the vcrgo of tear a.
Tho lawyer fur tho other sldo then roso,
and in quiet, even tones proceeded to ad
dress tho court and Jury, na follows: "May
it please tho court und gentlemen of tho
jury, you must not mind my colleague,
Mr. binlih. IJ J. Kcuticmcn, mi not nun
you. lie has n big voice, bus ho v ould not
harm a chick. Jxit me tell yo tastory
about my learned friend Smith. Ono day
Smith bad somo Important business to
transact with Join son, bis ncarebt friend
and neighbor, llo went iu tho early ninrn-
lnz to Johnson's houso nud was greeted by
a Bwcet faced little clrl, who opened tho
door and naked Ms business. In a voice
that would wako tho dead Smith asked,
Littlo cirl. is your father in?'
"Frightened nearly out of her wits, tho
girl waited i:ot a moment, but fled to her
mother, who hurriedly inquired tno cause
of her diftrci-s. In awestruck Vmic3 the
little ono answered, 'I don't know, mam
ma. Hut by his volco I think It s Cod."
And the jury disagreed." Chicago
The operation of testing quicksand may
be made u very simple matter, kits la ma
ture. Takinn a certain quant i; oi quics-
sand and drying it artlliclally it may bo
again made into quicksand by putting lt
Into a box and pour 11.3 water upon is care
fully, when instantly '10 water is soaked
up, nnd on measuring ;0 volumo, or, bet
ter, tho weight of tho .and, it will bo seen
that the bitter tikes up a quantity of water
that measures per cent of lis own vol
ume, or 20 per cent by weight, while the
rest remains above tho layer or sanu. un
piercing a small hole In tho bottom of tho
box puro wnter runs out, tno sanu lornung
a kiad of Immovable 1UU r, or by turning
the box upside down the saud will bo soon
to keep its form like a stopper. But It Is
tho revcrso of this proceeding tnat rcsuns
la tho real quicksand viz, putting tho
water into a vessel and sifting In tho dry
Band in a thin un while Bhaking tho
vessel lightly, th outcome being the thick
but easily llowii compound known as
quicksand. That the mixture may keep
its mobility It is necessary mat. me quau
tity of water bo not less than 1 per cent
bv wcieht. and tno wnoio 00 conuuuuuy
tbouah lightly shaken. inrroasing me
proportion or interrupting tho agitation
for an instant causes mo mass to sciuo
down, retaining about 20 per cent or wa
ter, whllo the surplus, ir it exists, rises 10
Probably few persons are aw aro of tho
immense amount of paraffin wax now
manufactured and consumod, pronounced,
Indeed, one of tho most valuable of the
many products of petroleum, much of this
importance being auo, aouoiioss, w um
perfection at present rcacnea in mo mciu
rals of rroduf tion. In tho improved proc
ess r.ow pursued t ho wax distillate Is redis
tilled for tho puroeo or reducing 10 mo
dealrod cravltv nnd crystallizing the wax
this operation lieing known as cracking
and following this the oil is frozen by tho
same means that Are In voguo for making
artificial lee. tho machines thus used by r
finera of petroleum being of very largo
freezing cnclty nd of the most sclentitlo
construction. After the ou is irozen in
forced into tiio filter presses with very row
erful pumps, and by these presses the wax
Is converted into a solid cako, whllo the
oil flows into puns, being then transferred
Into tho sun bleachers or filters as wanted.
"We dissolved partnership," reraarkod
the dairyman. "But he was altogether
'1 suppose ho wanted to give more than
there was any necessity for.
"That's Just It lie was tho most lm
practical man I ever saw. Why, sir, he
wanted to go to the expense of having tho
well water analyzed once or twice a yoir.
so's to lc sure thcro wasn t anything in
that 'ud make tho customers kick!" Waah
The Chaldean monarchy Is believed to
date from 280 IL C.
The common quarter of silver weighs
- Latest U.S. Gov't Report.
iirr iosal. caluii:t m:vh
For Pedro wore cards and markers.
go to the News oftiw.
Bmokers.lfyoa nave failed to find a
elgar to salt yoa. try "Ueimlkh's
Crown." the bt et in the market.
A backing rough is not only annojing
to others, but is dangerous to tbe person
ho Las it. Ouv Minute Cough Cure will
quickly put an end to it.
Ei OLE Diica Stouf.
William Klink has opened a bicycle
repair fchop at No. 2 Tamarack, where he
prepared to do all kinds of bicycle re-
airing. Mr. Klink ie a thorough me
chanic and guarantee hatinfaction.
DeWitt'e Witch Hazel Salve is an an-
tieeptic, soothing and healing epplica-
ion for burn, scalds, cuts, bruits, etc.,
and cures piles like mngic. It inntintly
stops pain. Kaoi.k Dbcq 8toiik.
Speed and safety are tbe watch words
of the age. One Minute Cough Cure acts
ppeedlly, salely and never fail. Asthma,
bronchitis, coughs and colds are cured
by it. Kiule Dui'fl Stoke.
Tbey are so little you hardly know you
are taking them. They cause no gripiDg,
et thy net quickly and most thor
oughly. Such are the famous little pills
uowd as De Witt's Little Early 1'iKers.
Small in size, great iu results.
Eagle Duco Stoke.
Meat Market For Hale.
Owing to ill health I nm anxioua to
dispose of my bufinets with all utnnilH,
agons, hornes, etc., complete an a run
ning concern, lor lurther particulars
pply to Charles Salassa, Fine Street.
Many lives of usefulness have been cut
hort by ueglect to break up an ordinary
old. Fneuuionia, bronchi! is and even
consumption ran bo averted by the
romnt use of Oae Minute Cough Cure.
Eagle lMetu Stoue.
Tetter, eczema and all similar "nkia
roubles are cured by the use of Be Witt's
Whiten Hazel Sale. It soothes nt once
restores tbe tissues to their nutural con
dition, and Lever luils to cure piles.
Eagle Imra Stock.
Thebrc.ia aci'l a ol th Hunerio.
Bakery cna be fc-id at the following agen
cies: Jurmri IJks'p. ,Vr. IlockiaV, lied
Jacket; Martin Kafcn's. J. C. Lean's
Peter Olcom's, U.Uuiiet Village, and
Welsenauer's, Uuilbaui'u.Lake Lir.den. A
trerfh supply ib J.irrlt at UivMie amcie every
lay, and theprlcvtu re iialow lp thelowwt
Many political Fpeakers, clergymen,
singers aud others who use thu voife ex
c.'HMifely, rely upon Oue Minute Coujch
Cjieto prevent huskiness and laryngitis.
Its value as a preventive id ouly equaled
by its power to afford inttuutaneou re
lief. Eagle 1)ucu Stoke.
To the fnblle.
Any person deeiring to take ice for the
commg wnsou w ill do well to call on
John M. Meaner & Ron. thefnnious Ice
dealer, and make arrangements tor your
supply. Ice suitable lor any purpose.
Orders by telephone promptly d-livered.
J. M. Mess.ner & Son.
4H1 Tine Stm t.
Chronic constipation in a painful, dis-
agreeaMe and Lle-shorteiiing difficulty.
It derauges the system, causes nick head
ache, bad breath, und poisons the blood.
It can te readily overcomo by I'eWitt's
Little Early Kiner. These little pills are
Eagle Lmuu STOKE.
fJarklen'M Arulr alvr.
The beat salve In the norld for cuts,
bruie, sorns, ulcers, alt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, rhaptied hands, chilblains,
corns, and all ekiu eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisf act ion,
or money refunded. Price, 25 cents per
box. For sale bv D. T. MaedonaM.
The Laurlum fair.
Mr. Ftinberg, of the fair, arrived from
Chicago, where he purchased a big stock
of fall goods, consisting of dry goods,
clothing, boots and shoes, ladieo' and
gent's furnishing goods, ttc. We are
sure to save you 40 cents ou every dol
lar. We 'II ff g!l or s.lyr, hi; t
mi.tt be I'uited States standard money.
1. FKism.no & Co.,
Near Lauriuin Pot Office.
Mutual Fire Insurance company ol
Houghton and Kewet-naw counties, or
ganized iu lH'.H) according to the laws of
the State of Michigan, iil insure proper
ty oi its mem ers. Have paid tire Iohhos
ovt 3,000 during its existence. The
company paid back during the last tear
to sixty-two of its meridiem o hve years'
standing 68 percent cf their premiums,
amounting to $.'1,502. Will pay back
aurlng this year on the same rate to
thirty-nix members i.f live Tfars' stand
ing f 1,4 17. On the Erst day of Jnly
the company had 414 members, 3ol,
320 worth of l)yrtj Injured, and
f7.Cll.27 tatrcaurj. For further par
ticulars spply to the undersigned.
Jons Blomvjvwt, President.
Alkx Leinoxk, Secretary.
OffW, 443 Pine street, npstalrs. Red