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rht moon her evening fire has kindled
And scores of skaters glide upon the
Of water masked, and silvery pathways
UJong the floor of health and puro delight.
ttThe eougs of lads and lasses glad the
.Whose aching temple echoes in far
Each shout of victory, in merry race,
'And pleasure gives young hearts fresh
wings ol tlight.
The Meel shoes ring on the enameled Inke;
Their music leads my thoughts to long
iWhen warm and rosy tints of joy would
Upon and cheer the heart 'nenth sor
iTct now there follows in hope's welcome
The swift swing of memory's afterglow.
MI It A N DA ran iufb the meadow,
laughing. The grassy slope
shelved down into the valley,
where tho wood lay black and tili.
"Daffodils nodded and cowslips bowed
u ßhe passed upon her way. A lark
got up nnd rose singiug to heaven.
Ehe sped out of the meadow and into
Aha sunlight, and the sound of her
young laughter floated down the val
ley; echoes joined it there, und the lit
tle ra vino, purpled with merriment.
Miranda stopped, with her chin In the
air. and listened. Was it all the echo
f her own delight, or was it something
more? The peal of her mockery died
Into the somber copse, and out of it,
fresh and clear, a voice trilled merrily
on its upward way. Miranda stood
He came up the bank of wild flow
ers, his face bright with the love of life
end laughter, and at the sight of her
lie paused. The two faced each other
for a while in silence, at id then a smilo
tan round Mira tula's lips, ami the young
man's eyes sparkled with merriment.
"I took your laughter for a signal,"
Bald he, making his beaming saluta
tions; 'but I reckoned little upon so
charming an assignation."
"It was but a signal to the spring.
Blr," says she. with a dainty bow.
"Nay," he replied; "I make no such
'distinctions between the seasons. I
laugh the whole year through; it is the
manner of the wise. You will perceive
my Jocund humor, fair mistress. Be
lieve me, it's not the whim of an hour
contrived by tho guiles of a spring
morning, but a very settled disposition
of tho mind. I am broad based upon
"Ali! to be gay!" cried Miranda; "to
be gay is to live!"
"Life is at our feet," said the merry
youth. T take an infinite pleasure
In Its complexities. Believe me, noth
ing should matter, save the twinkling
of nu eye or the dimpling of a cheek."
"Von are rigid," said Miranda, smil
ing. "How can one have enough of
"We are of one mind," lie answered
pleasantly. "Let us get into our corner
and be merry together."
"Why uotr' said Mirauda. "Why
"There are 10.000 pleasuivs In this
Uly world," he went on, "and, for my
self, I have not yet exhausted the tenth
part of theui. Count my years, then.
end make three score and ten the divi
dend, and what remains? Pack them
Into the hours ever so neatly, and you
will not exhaust the store. And that
la why I am a spendthrift of pleas
ures. I eke not out my delights. I
would burn twenty in a straw hat out
f sheer caprice and toss a dozen to the
ducks upou the lake for pity."
"Yes, yes," agreed Miranda.
"Time," he continued with tine scorn,
"time lias discovered us a conspiracy
of ages to enthrone this melancholy.
But we are no traitors to our rightful
feeing, you and I, and wo will clap a
crown upon the head of Laughter, and
lay the usurper by the heels in his
"He were better there," replied Mi
"There is never a care," he assumed,
'upon which we may not trample, not
m. trouble we may not forget. What a
fool lie Is who would nurse Ms sorrow
end not bury It in the deepest grave!"
"What a fool!' murmured Miranda
"Should one lose a ft lend, a tig for
friendship!" quoth he. "Does one cast
e lover, a snap for a hundred lovers!
IWhat has been remains, and what Is
Miranda said nothing.
"Subtract love from life," said tho
young man, "and love remains. I
(Would have the world know that love
Is a pleasant cipher, an amiable and
entertaining mood, and that life is
left when love Is lost. 'I here Is no
lore. It were more truly writ lu the
7,r ' ' 7
c"v,. . -
plural and spelled with a small letter."
Miranda turned upon him swiftly.
Tie! fie!" she cried, and the light flash-
ed in her eyes. "I know nothing of this
love, but I dare swear there be things
that matter. Take these from life and
what will rest over? Is there not sor-
ro tv, and Is there not pain? I know
nothing of these I am too young to
the world. But there they stand, sir,
importuning at our doors with out
stretched arms, and one has only to lift
the latch to let them in. You would
deny the very pulse of human nature
when you ignore these evils. You would
forswear the very weakness which las
composed for you your sentiments."
In the excitement of her retort Mi
randa's face flushed and grow bright.
Wide-eyed, the young man stared at
iier and forgot to laugh, and when she
had done his head dropped and he
"Ah." she said, "you sigh. You your
self have felt and suffered. You have
belied yourself! You sigh. There are
facts iu life even for sighs."
" 'Tis true," he answered, softly, "yet
I sighed for pleasure."
"What pleasure?" she asked, curi
ously. "Or It may be hope." he added.
lie looked at her, and Iiis gaze was
mild and wistful. She regarded him in
perplexity, and then a wild llush took
her in the cheek ami throat.
"Pooh! pooh!" .she cried, and turned
off. plucking at the hawthorn bush. The
white may smell rank, but strange and
soothing; the petals shivered aud fell.
Miranda's heart beat on. wondering.
Something clapped at its doors again
and again. Would she open? What
was this Impatient visitor that plead
ed so for entrance? She had so little
knowledge; she was but newly arrived
upon the world. Her emotions were
still strangers to her; she was a pilgrim
still among her new sensations. Ought
she to open? Nay. to stay so and won
der was purely pleasantest. One day
she would throw wide the door and
look. But now it was sweet to feel
that hand upon the knocker, thatclutch
iug at the latch, and lie trembling with
in in feigned insecurity. She turned
and faced him. Straightway the clamor
ceased, and in her heart was silence.
She looked him coldly iu the face.
"You smile for love?" she asked.
"Yes, dear," said he, "aud for the
thought of you."
"Oh. you take me too lightly," she
broke out. "You do not guess what a
solemn thing this love may be. You
flutter into a thousand follies on the
scantost reflection. You will dance,
and you will play, and you will jingle
angle through your holiday worU
without a thought for anything but
pirouettes and Jigs and whirligigs of
laughter, 'ue most sonorous of sacred
sorrows may sound In your ears and
wake no echo but a gape within jour
heart. And you would put me upon
that dead plane of ribald merriment
with yourself? I will laugh with you.
Yes; I will go beg of you for jests in
my jocund seasons. I am willing to
shriek over your whimsicalities at my
own pleasure. In my serene unthink
ing moments I will be content to ex
change humors with you, aud to vow
life were void at'd dull were not such
as you at my back. But when I've
opened my chamber and fastened tho
door upon myself, my soul and I shall
be alone together, and I will weep, and
pity, and repent, and ache out my heait
with sorrows in which you can have no
lot. 1 am young, but I have an inkling
of what the world may mean."
"The world," said he, "means happiness."-
"The world," she retorted, "means
tears, and bitter wringing of the hands.
Have I not heard of death, and have I
not seen pain? You think me gay, yet
how long shall I keep this gayety in my
heart? I go round upou tiie wheel. It
turns aud changes. What shall befall
to-morrow that I shall not weep to-day?
You would pluck me with no greater
consideration than you would pick a
flower from its stalk wherewith to deck
your coat. Should it wither or fall
adust, another will serve until the
coming of the wine. Look you, you
will sigh and weep for love, and your
sighs will be smiles, and your tears will
be laughter. Forthright your heart
Is singing like a lark. Yours! you us
Is the shallowest of paltry passions."
"I would do much for you," said he.
"Give me your dimples," cried Mi
randa, "and so to the churchyard with
a wry face?"
"Liven that," he answered, nodding.
"Bah!" said she, "you will not con
tain your face lugubriously for five
minutes by the clock. Though you
shall remember to be sober for two
sentences, at the third you will bo
whistling, and the fourth will find you
holding your sides."
He moved a step toward her.
"And If I should die for you?" he
Miranda gasped. She contemplated
his face with uncertainty. His eyes
shone with the dew of tears; his hands
trembled. It was the corner of his
mouth betrayed him. Miranda burst
"You!" she cried. "You! Why, you
would forget my cotlin as It passed, and
the color of my face ere my back was
upon you. See here," she said. "I will
give you to the hedge for misery; but I
swear you will take th" lane as jaun
tily as an hour since. Get you gone,
my merry man, aud come again to dis
pute with mo in an Idle humor. Tie!
fiel to think on you and death in the
Ho sighed and turned away.
"You havo the smallest heart of any
maid I know," he said, shaking his
"The better for my laughter," laugh
He moved across the meadow, his
head hanging, his eyes downcast, his
stick dragging among the daisies. Mi
randa stared after him, her lips parted
In amusement He climbed the stile,
and, stopping on the topmost step,
turned to her again.
"I have at least one solace." he called
across the meadow. "I shall forgel
your tickle face by night."
Miranda's laughter touched the skies
and ceased. Her face fell thoughtful;
she sighed and shrugged her shoulders.
BILLIONS OF DAMASK BUDS.
Vast Numbers Gathered Kvcry Ycat
1o Make Attar of Ko-uv-t.
Since the emancipation of the Balkan
provinces the manufacture of attar of
roses has become a great industry In
Bulgaria, and has been taken up on a
large scale in Germany, says London
Public Opinion. We have all been ac
customed to connect the fabrication of
attar of roses with Persia, and Syria,
and even now India and Constanti
nople furnish probably the largest mar
kets for It; but, although the art of
; making it was discovered in Persia,
the manufacture has nearly or quite
died out and the center of the business
is now the country about Kaanlik. on
the south slope of the Balkans, close
to the Shipka. or Wild Boso Pass,
famous In the history of the Ilusso
Turklsh war. The rose-growing belt
is situated at an average altitude of
1,000 feet above the sea, and extends
to a length of about seveuty miles,
with an average breadth of ten miles.
On this ground are produced annually
from 5,X0,oiO to G.000,000 rose blos
soms. The number of varieties cultivated is
very small. Ninety per cent, of all the
blossoms are taken from a bushy va
riety of the rosa Damascus, or damask
rose, known to our gardeuers mainly
as the ancestor from which the infinite
variety of hybrid perpetual roses de
live a large part of their blood. Of
the remaining 10 per cent., a part are
gathered from the white musk rose,
which is frequently planted as a hedge
around the Holds of pink Damaseena,
while the rest are furnished by a dark
red variety of Damaseena. Other
sorts of roses have been tried, but some j
yield no attar at a 1, and others give !
an essence having tue perfume of vio
lets or pineapples, or hyieimh, rather
than of roses.
An American Custom.
Of course, if you walk on Chestnut
street and take notice as you j;o along
ill people should have observing eyes
3'o'j will see men stopping to com
pare their watches with the chronom
eters In the jewelers' windows. And
if you have traveled abroad I venture
to say you never saw a foreigner so
comparing tho time of his watch.
The fact is this is a custom peculiar
ly American. We place more value on
time here our minutes are precious
we are so busy, so eager in the race for
wealth time is indeed money with us.
A friend of mine who goes abroad
every season was chatting about th!i
matter to me and said:
"Do you know that the Americans
buy the most expensive watches? Last
July I was talking to one of the most
celebrated watchmakers In all L'urope
on this very subject, and I was sur
prised to hear him say that his best
watches the most expensive make, re
pealers and the like wer mostly sold
in the American market, lie said, loo,
that foreigners do not care for such
correct time as the Americans. If their
watches are a few minutes too fast or
too slow it does not concern them.
"I was myself Impressed with the
truth of these remarks by tin watch
maker, when, a few days afterward.
I was in a railroad station la I'arl.s
and saw two public clocks four min
utes fipart! Another time I set my
i watch by one public clock in London,
and the next day found by another
public clock iu the same city, only a
dozen blocks away, that my wa-.ch was
six minutes slow by that clock! Yes;
you may be sure that the Americans
are the only nation who care for tho
exact time." Philadelphia. Call.
It has hitherto been customary to
fritter away the intellectual force of
parrots by merely teaching them to
say "Pretty Poll" and things of that
sort, but the municipal authorities of
a French town have instituted what it
Is to be hoped will become a general
The poor-box at the town hall, It
seems, had for a long time been in a
condition discreditable to the more
prosperous of the inhabitants. To re
mind them of their duty toward their
poorer neighbors a parrot was pur
chased, which was Installed close to
the 1mx and trained to cry, "For th?
poor, if you please!"
The result, it appears, has been high
ly satisfactory, pence and silver coins
having been freely given iu response j
to the bird's appeal.
The idea Is capable of being applied
In a vartety of ways. Parrots might be
used, for example, to warn passers by
of the prox'mity of wet paint on fences
or shop-fronts, or to remind people on
entering a house to wipe their feet.
In fact, parrots might be made really
useful members of society.
The Lid Still On.
Among stories told by country doo
tors, this one certainly deserves a
place. The doctor had prescribed for
an Irishman, and visited his cabin the
next day to see how he was getting on.
"Well, Patrick, are you better to
day V he asked, pleasantly.
"Oh. muriner, no I'm worse, with
turribhle pain in me Innards!"
"Why, didn't you take the pills I or
dered?" "I did that, an' I'm worse; but maybo
the cover hasn't come off the box yet."
The hen Is a cheerful biped. She will
sit unruffled on a china egg for three
successive weeks and then come out in
to the barnyard and serenely Inform
the farmer he needs a hair cut. Adams
"Does your uncle remember you la
making his will?" Charlie "Ho must
have, for there Is no mention of my
name in it," Chicago Inter Ocean.
LIKE A BANK'S DRAFT
NEW MONEY ORDER TO BE OF
It Will He l.'se.l a Soon as Arratuje-
raentsCan Be Perfected for Printing;
the Design-Will Supersede the Old
Order as Ha:i ly as Possible,
Dcsiisiis to IJt Ued.
A new form of i:-:i.y order will be
used in the Postotlice Department as soon
as arrangements -iti b perfected for
printing the d-iga s'luvu herewith. There
is a marked difference letween the old
form and t!ie ;if,v :n :i v order, the latter
having been c.a leaded until it is more
like a bank dr:i!"t. T'i's was agreed upon
by the posMJ a ;ir !i riiies an the must con
venient a:d lcjs::iess-!;k. order, and it
will supersede the Ii. no v in use
n.) rapidly as petiole. While the old
outers will n.it ' .-al'ed in iy the Post
oilice Department. n further issues of
them will be perm'rtei. their .laces be-
mi: xi-:v postoffh moxf.v mupfi:.
lag taken by the new form-. It will be
itnpossible for any oüusi.m between pos
tal or other ouViais in raisins: figures, lor
the face of th- order must conform to
the letter of advice nnd the ii-rures which
will be u-ed i:i auditing the Postmaster's
accounts are attached t- a coupon at the
left of the sheet similar to lie forms used
by express companies all over the I'nited
There v. iil V important and noticeable
changes in the next issije (j,f silver ceititi
ctites by the Treasury Department, par
ticularly on the backs or these indes of
I'nde Sam. Instead of having a plain
gteen or gray back, as the case may be.
each side of the certificate will be orna
iiHiited with a portrait of .som? distin
guished America ri.
There is s much work necessary on
tliis certiticaie that counterfeiting will
be well nigh impossible, and it will un
doubtedly he fo?::jd the most elaborate
piece of bank-note engraving ever at
tempted in this or any other country.
There is no particular hurry at tin llu-r-au
of Lngraving and Printing in these
matters, and it may be that six months
will elapse before the new isu,-s will be
ready for the public.
SVt break away.
The tramps')! ome
a beggin' full of
whisky end of e.
The robin tri;! his merry roundelay.
An then there'll be a spei! o' mud -there
always is, but still
It won't take that so very long to pass.
An when il does, the bu ls'll be a -burst iu"
with a will.
An' the hatter be a ta-tiu o the grass.
The cowi'i! have a twinkle in their peace
ful look'm eyes,
To see the medd'Ts gettin" green again;
An the haughty, strutfin' rooster be so
full o pleased surprise.
That he'll crow real kind o' crazy, now
The viidets will b peephi je ez bashful
ez cat: be.
Tie dandelions n-sprout in bold ez brass.
Together with !he daisies an the temptin'
While the butter keeps a-tastin o' the
The pigeons will be cooki' in a sentimental
A-nestlin' on the barn in loviti" pairs;
An' the landscape nil a-bloomiu' in a
broad an' heatain' smile.
With a sort of funny fragrance every
where!. Oh. yes. I knew the sultry days'll f oiler
An' Nature then bo jes' a molten mass;
Still I'm feelin' awful frisky 'tain't no
use to I)- morose
Whea the butter id a tastiu" o the grass.
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CARRIES HIS HALL WITH HIM.
Iowa Lvanselist Constructs a Mora
ble House for Kc-Jiuion Service.
One of the most unique houses of vor
ship ever erected in Iown. or possibly in
this couufYy, stands nt 14 IS West e-
nib out on West Hill, says a Hurling-
ton dispatch. It is Missionary J. It. Craw
ford's movable labernnclc, vhi h was
dedicated last Sunday with tmi'iue ser-
F -y l Mi!
tn u e-'if
a - m -
1 J. - -a.
Tin: Mov.vi'.i.K tai:i:i:.u i.k.
vices. The structure is made of iron and
wood on a ste.-l frame. It is built iu sec
tions, each section being hinged so ;is to
fold into a small sp.-o e. The outside of
this unique edifice is of corrugated iron,
and the interior is led with hard pine.
The walls and sides are erected on a steel
frame, which rati itself be taken apart
mid placed in a small compass. The
interior of the building is lighted by win
dows, which slip into the lining of the
sections while bein transported to pre
vent injury to the das. Tie interior of
the building: is heated hy two stoves, so
arranged as p. take in all the piping
luring transportation. The building has
folding ben lies which will seat nlxmt
,Hi people. Kxeryihitig used in the erec
tion of the building is turned to some
good account. Mven the derrick, on
which the frame and sides are raised,
is afterward turned into n rostrum for
the speaker. When the building is in
pieces this derrick forms ihe wagon bed
on which the se. tions are loaded for.
Mr. Crawford, who invented and con
struct. r the building, has been in tln
missionary work in Ics Moines County
lor five years, having graduated from
Moody's instil ule in Chicago, and came
directly to this lleM. and has been doing
some excellent work since. 1 1" ha s found
in his travels through the county many
piaces where the people wanted services,
but had no hall r room large enough for
the purpose, and in many cases no room
at all. The idea of such a building as the
one herein describe! occurred t him. and
he was pot loi.g in drawing tip the plans
and i 1 1 1 i 1 1 ir tln-in into execution. Mr.
Crawford says this building will settle
a very perplexed question of evangelical
work in the poorer portions of tlio cities,
where rents are high. The building can
bo transported lo some vacant lot, sot
up and the services held with very little
expense, and he thinks his idea will be
adopted by other missionaries in a short
time. The cost of the building was about
SOLON HAS NO HONOR.
Sells Seeds fliven Hint for Histribn
lion iind Will lie Kn posed.
Secretary Morton's next annual report
will set out in detail, with names and nc
eempa n ing particulars, the facts iu a
transaction which will make interesting
nading. Some weeks ago Mr. Morton
tote to the purchasing agent of the seed
division of the Department of Agrieul
lure informing him that members of Con
gress had been charged with disposing of
their seeds in a way other than was con
templated by law. and instructing him to
either verify or disprove these charges in
the most substantia! way.
In less than a week the agent brought
to the Secretary the written order of a
member of the I bees,. ,,f Kepresntntivcs
for his entire quota of seeds, which he
proiH'sed to seil to the department's agent
for 7.". The purchase was directed to
be made. and. instead of cash, tie pgent
gave his check, which was properly in
dorsed by the end r and the money was
withdrawn from bank. So ir happens
that Secretary Morton nmv lias the seeds
issued to ibis member, turned over on hi
written order, and also the heck through
which tiie money was paid, and bearing
tiie signature of the member who sold
t lie seeds.
The department officials decline to men
tion the name of the Congressman, or to
locate him. but the assurance is giren
that the whole transaction, names and
all. will appear in the report as a strik
ing example of the evil to which the Sec
retary has so frequently called th" at
tention of Congress.
The full quota of seeds furnished a
member of Congress by the department
consists, on an average, of l.loo pack
ages of HoWer seeds. 1ÖMH) of vegetable,
and eiidity-t wo quarts of field peed?,
grasses, etc. The total cost of this quota
to the department is between .Sli'J." and
M'lö. The department in this transac
tion got the whole lot back for
The Secretary is making an effort to
abolish the five distribution of seeds en
tirely, for the reason that it has grown
into an evil that was never contcinnhited
when tii original law was enacted.
Francis M. Stanwood, the new tditoi
of the Ilostoti Journal, is a io'ph-w of
l n:... : Kl.-imo !
Mrs. Hominis MJucen I. ill is tinaüy suf
fering from a complete tie up and has
nothing to arbitrate.
Mrs. Lease was so eoutietlent of her
election as Mayor of Wichita that it is
said she had arranged to send Mr. Lease
to cooking school again.
Fx ( 'otigressmau "Joe" Sibley, of Penn
sylvania, the Presidential candidate of
tiie Itimetallie League, is a millionaire
banker, who made his fortune in oil
Senator Fikins, it has been rcpurted.
will seek the Republican nomination for
the I 'residency. The Wheeling Intelli
gencer says: "This is a sea serpent
Itider Haggard is pdug to the 1'nglish
Parliament, lie has been working in the
Held of the picturesque and the unreal
so long that a contact with hnrd, cold
fads will do him good.
Mr. Allen Jones, colored, of Itivwer,
(Ja., is entitled to Co eminent aid. Any
man, white or black, whose wife hear
eight children in three years is worthy
of sympathy and support.
Oavid M. Stone, the venerab'e e
edilor of the New York Journal of Com
merce, told a reporter the other day that
he had been out of his pew at church
Sunday only three times in twenty-tw
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WIPED OUT BY FIRES.
FLAMES CAUSE OVER SI, 000,000
Mil wan Lcc's. Wmt Side Uniiicss Dis
trict Scotirircd H;tlf a Dozen Mer
cantile; l-'iruiM ;md the 1'lankintitu
l!iate I.ocr -Los in Chicago.
The Cream City Abtae.
biwer Crand avenue, tie heart of th
west si4e. ,.j Milwaukee, was tie- scene
e.iriy Wednesday morning .,t one of the
most serious con tla u'ra 1 io?i in the history
of i Ic- city. The !i r is the mos dia st roiix
since the Third Ward -fiiiiagratioii of
. t. 'JS. ls'.rj. and the pecuniary loss will
e. I si.inio.iKMi. It lutnished a mag
nificent spectacle for '.lie thousands that
tilled the avenue and wat bed it from sur
rounding buildings. There v, ejv. however,
luckily, no fa ia!it ies.
Loss to the I'latik i ntoii Kstatc.
The buildings owin d by the Piankintoii
estate wore tin- large briek structure cov
ering half a block, o . ci!!:ed by Landaur
V: Co.. wholesale dry good dealers, and
the Tanner C'onipan.v. furniture, adjoin
ing Landau:- Co. to the east, the build
ing in the rear of I .: uda ur A: Co., occupied
by the Reliance S torn ire Company, and
the library building at the northwest cor
ner of 1th tieei and Cr md avenue. The
estate will MiiVcr !o-s ;.f about SJ."i U N
oti tlx buildings o. . !;;c d by Landaur A:
t o.. Taute r V i !:: i h- Ib-iiance Stor
age Co.. which wcie practically new.
They were ti. rally des; -,, ,.,!. The insur
ance on them js esritn. ;,., :,i mi j.r cent.,
which would make the ioss the insurance
companies are :n b ar approximately
S'1mi.O!ni on ihal siru ture aboe-
Max Landaur. of Lamh'ur A. Co.. said
the slock carried a i present by his firm
was valued a' SP.mh. acil he usually
carried about so p r . en:, ins-.trainv.
which would in ike i:o actual 1 is of the
The Tamer Compauv " . was said
to be about SpHi.iMto. though no member
of the company eouM ie Pcmd to giv
any accurate estimate. It was thought
tie furniture stock was insured for about
TÖ per cent, of t!;o value.
Hi"; Clolhicr 1m illicit Mit.
The Havidsou cstaic tiie owner of
the building at a: d ol." Crand ave
nue, locate I between part of the Plankiu-
ton building that h:i occupied by the
Taiir.er C-.mipany ar.l lie- ,M at how-. hiiiM -
ing. ia which the retail l.o::se of .Morgan
A. Co. is hcatcd. The ,nlv upauts d'
the store-rooms in ibis l.uiMing wer ltar-
ling & Wainbold. !-? js i I chit Liers, but
there Were a few offices in h- upper part
of tho two sto-i:-s. The structure was ou
of frame, with a wneei- of brick, so th
lire underwriter s::v . an 1 was worth Sl!o.
OKi at th outside. The insurance was
I saiil lo foot up to about .1.imim.
Par'tng A: WamboM hal ju-t tceiv-.'.
a large consignment if spiug g'ds. and
the entire sto- k as well as the building
was lost. With the new goods the stock
was worth SIMhhJ or mote. s one con
nected with the firm in a responsible ca
pacity said. Tiie insurance wa a'1' if
S70.IMH. Kochel A: KiihatT. art goinls
and picture fi antes. wi c part ialiy burnetl
out ami the st k wholly rt;inel by heat
and water; insurance. .yMt-x. Young
Men's Christian Association Uuilding on
5th street w as burned : loss. S7". TluT
are many mi:!'r Josses, including small
stores ami il its.
THE BELL IN FLAMES.
Bis Cltliing If on -.e C'liicae, Sutler
Iis Seeon;! Pile.
Fire which imperile! many livs aiil
caused :t l'ss of S17'.inmi broke e.it in the
base!iie;t of the Ib-11 clothing store. State
anl Ouincy streets. "hicag. at
o'c!ok Wcl:ieshiy aftefiioii. The 1 I 1
building's contents wer nearly all de
stroyed. Total insurance is S1m;. hi.
The tin sta'teil near ihe furnace ami
shot ii,i the roar stairways with irroat
rapidity, spnading to a-h of the five
hVors. A panic ensued among the l:n
employes. Many u the upper lloors
rt'.siied I,, ho witnlows and scteame!
for help. Charles II. Smith, a sale-man
on the oooud floor, climbed on; of a win
dow on the State str-'t t side, am! in try
ing to catch hold of :t projection to sup
port himself lost iiis balance and fell to
the sidewalk, badly crushing both feet.
Ki hard Purns. a 17-y ar old elevator
boy, d;S,lacd great presen f mind.
When tiie alarm was given he ran his ele
vator to th fourth floor and h-d Miss Mar
ti II, one of the bookkeepers, to th car
and brought in r safely to the ground,
u licrc she fainted. .Mis .Iciinio Levy,
the cashier on the !ir-t floor, had her
desk on a sort of platform from which a
stair h-d to tin second lloor. Sie ran up
the stai" and through Mauager Curtin's
o!i":e. crying "The store is on fire," and
reached the elevator iu time to atdi it
on its last trip down. Then the traps in
the shaft, opera! et 1 by electricity, fell,
and tho elevator could be run no longer.
A confidential miplove of the p. j
Clothing Company said the value of tiie
stock in the building was S"Jt m i. m m , and
from what 1st could learn the damage
was in the neighborhood of .S l ÖO, .
He coul 1 give no accurate figures con
cerning insuraiu-e. but said he thought
the concern carried .7ö.tut n it'.M.fnia.
The shoe stock, lie said, was not tiere
than half covered.
Jacob II. Cohn, the head of the firm,
left for New York Monday altenioon t.
finish buying the spring stock. He vas
informed by teegrapb of the tire and re
turned to Chicago at once. A seriont-ür
occurred in the same building Aug. l!S
Inst. The loss on the stock at that tire
was St ;'. UM. The loss on the bjilding
Totti in a l'ctv I.incts,
Tie Commercial Pank of Moscow.
Idaho, has suspended with liabilities of
$PJ7,tKMland assets of .SC7.HI.
What the Indiana Legislature needs is
an athletic instructor rather than an
enrolling ami engrossing clerk.
Cov. Stone, of Missouri, has appealed
to the people of the State for aid for the
poor of Kunsas smd Nebraska.
Stet 1 workers at the Carnegie plant.
Homestead, have reorganized and begun
to talk of higher wages r a strike.
Application for a change of receiver
of the Oregon Short Line ami the I'tnh
Northern Uailroad was denied in Port
h.nd. A temporary injunction restrains the
principal of the public schools at Waver
ly. Pa., from using the Itihle in sclntol
North Dakota's Supreme Court has
ordered a new trial in the ease of Wif.
Murderer Pancost, ami the belief is he
will escape punishment.