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'Y.DWARDGADOL- (Copyright, lbM, by tlio Author. IXC LB FRED was simply a very nlco fol 1 o w w hoso name was Fred erick Barrols. He was of a good ills posi tion: Hint could foe read on Ills youthful face. Such a youthful face, that In seeing the nar row red ribbon on his buttonhole, peo ple sometimes aslccd him for his story. And ho, to avoid the ombarrassment felt hi speaking of oneself, answered somewhat maliciously: 'T was born twenty-six years ago, and since then nothing over happened to me." Hut it was not so! It happened to him that ho had bravely won this red ribbon, which showed so advantageous ly upon his breast. Having been sent to Tonquin as a cavalry officer he had freed a battery of artillery, which the enemies already beliovcd in their pos session. Unfortunately it also happened to liitn during the light that ho had rc ' ceived a bullet in the side. As he had been too recently appoint ed lieutenant to bo promoted to the rank of captain ho received Instead the cross of tho Legion of Honor, and this greatly helped to heal his wound. Still, however well healed it might have been, ho remained very weak. Ho was went home to become stronger. And this is how, for the last fortnight, he had been living in clover at the homo of his sister, Mmc. Julia Duehcmin, whoso husband owned a glass-works at Uoves, near Amiens. Frederick was happy there, for ho Uovetl his sister and his sister loved him. "There was but one drawback to his Hiappincss; his brother-in-law, Jacques "Duehcmin, had been obliged to leave on the day follow iug the young officer's arrival. As a compensation, there was be wecn tho brother and the sister the tatter's (laughter, a girl just over five years of age, who appeared delighted with Uncle Fred and with the gold lace of his uniform, and for whoso benefit Frederick became a boy again. All the acquaintances they had but with whom they sustained almost con stant intercourse were Mmc. Bour geois, a widow, and her daughter An toinette, a young girl of eighteen. How pretty she was! not so much ,in regularity of feature, but in her sim plicity, her natural grace, her personal charm. As for Mmc. Bourgeois, she was kind mess itself; but a jovial, indulgent, sen sible, smiling kindness. i Mother and daughter were a charm ing pair. That is what our young man hnd ascertained at once, to his no small sat isfaction. He found an attraction ho Iliad never before experienced in meet fiing these ladies. Were they late in coining? Time seemed heavy to him. iAnd if his sister advised him to go for tliem, off ho went at once. 1 It was not far, it is true. Three hun dred yaidsfroin the glass works. They Hived in a largo villa, surrounded by a luo park, which with the farms, the woods and the ponds belonged to the young girl In her own right, without counting other property which It was rumored amounted to over a million. Ono morning, after breakfast, Fred erick was smoking a cigar in the gar den, by his bister's side, in whoso skirts tho little Martha was diligently curl ing her doll's wig. At tho table they had spoken of An toinette, and now now they still spoke of her. Then, after a moment of silence, Frederick said, with a sigh: "What a pity she is so rich!" "Why?" asked Julia, looking steadily at her brother with eyes full of anxiety. Why? Forsooth! that was easily un derstood. Becauso without that tho young man would have felt no scruples in avowing his lovo for Antoinotto, and would have asked for her hand. "What does it matter?" said his sis ter, with an inexplicable emotion. Frederick replied: "I beg your pardon! To woo a young rjirl you know to be a millionaire, when besides your salary you scarcely have three thousand a year, would not be acting like a gentleman." To her brother's surprise, Julia did not answer. She had turned her head aside. He put his hand on her shoul der, with a heavy heart, exclaiming: "You are crying! What is tho mat ter? What ails you?" "Nothing!" she replied, with a smile drowned in tears. Tho young man kneeled before her aud putting his arms around her, ex claimed: "Julia! Julia! I have but you in the world. You have some borrow oh! I beg of you, do not hide it !rom me! Kistcr, dear little bister! You have no right to conceal it from mo." 8ho hesitated for u moment, then in a low voice, In accents choked with nobs, bhe whispered: "Wo may have to go into bankruptcy." Impossible to stop now. Sho had to complote her confidence. It was sim ple and short. A bank suspended payment Through this they would lose a largo amount. That is why Duehcmin was traveling. Alas! his letters announced nothing good. But in tho meantime, what is tho connection between this disaster and Frederick's love for Antoinette? Ah! yes yes! Becoming rich through hs wife, tho lieutenant would have coma to his brother-in-law's rescue. Lot us seel Was this which of itself was perfectly regular an absolute im possibility? Frederick arid. Antoinette suited ono another loved one another, perhaps. Wsglfe ktf A copartnership in tho glass crk amounted to a wise, advnntagcoua in vestment, since, without tho present embarrassment, tho affair gave good re sults. And Julia, moved to tears, was saying: "And then Jacques Is so kind, so dili gent, bo honest! If you only know, Fred, how ho loves your sister and what happiness she owes him! Ahl Iluin, privations that is nothing! Tho hard part is that n man like Jacques should bear the undeserved stain of a kind of disgrace. Will It over bo granted to mo to consolo him?" In his turn tho young man kept quiet, lowering his eyes, thinking of this mar riage which might havo saved his rela tives. But while lowering his eyes he saw his red ribbon, mid it seemed to him hu hoard an interior voice repeating tho sentence hu had justuttercd: "It would not bo acting like a gentleman." Ho also haw that Martha no longer curled her doll's wig. Sitting on tho ground, motionless and silent, tho child was looking at her mother, who wept silently. Sho wept in sllenco also. "Julia," said tho young man, soberly, "go, in my name, and ask for Mile. Bourgeois' hand." "At last!" triumphantly exclaimed Antoinette's mother, ufter Julia had formulated her request. Then, calling her daughter, sho added in tho samo joyous tone: "Come he has come to it! Answer, darling. Toll tell how back word we found him!" A lovely smile, so chaste in its frank ness, lit up the young girl's face, and, without speaking, she advanced toward Mmc. Duehcmin with extended hands. Then, kissing hor: "I am so happy!" she exclaimed, bravely. The very next day Frederick began his "wooing," ns it is called. Yet, what a strange thing! He, so outspolccn till then so open aud so gay was formal now, circumspect, stilted; almost unpleasant. Good-bye to inti mate "chatter," to all freedom! Ho chose his words carefully. No moro jokes now! At first, Antoinette was disconcerted by it. But, surmounting her painful impression, she appeared happy enough for two. Sho was the first to speak of their plans, saying, as if inadvertently, "these dear plans. Ho still called her "mademoiselle," while sho called him plain "Frederick." She consulted him ubout the details of their future home. What shade did he prefer for tho curtains? And when they were passing tho glass works, stooping to kiss Martha, she prompted: "Say: 'Good morning, Aunt Fred.'" The attorneys had taken the matter in hand. Everything was ready, for tho lieutenant had told his sister: "Act for ma Have tho settlements drawn to suit yourself." As for him, to all questions he as swsred: "Yes. All right. As you please." So much so, that at last Julia took him aside, and said to him: "Take care, Fred; take care lest you grievo this child!" "Grieve her!" ho repeated, startled. "It would cause mo tho most bitter re morse." "Yet one would think you do not lovo her." "Not love her!" exclaimed tho young man. "I would bo tho most ungrate ful fellow. Oh! on tho contrary, I lovo "WHAT IS THE MA.TTEII?" her with all tho power of my soul, of my conscience, and of my probity. De void of feeling as I may appear, my heart is all her own. 1 admire and I adore her! Ah! why is she not poor! lou would see you would see then, Julia!" ho added, relapsing into his darker mood. The eventful day was fixed. The bans were to be published. After dinner, the lieutenant, accom panied tho ladies home, walking by their side along the road. At the door, they bade ono another good-by. After that word had been spoken, Antoinette remained at Frederick's side, very close to him. She appeared to await some thing. It becmed as if her forehead was bunding toward her betrothed's lips. Ho understood. And, onco more low ering his oyes, he saw tho red ribbon lit by tho labt rays of the sotting sun. And, as in an hallucination, In tho rust ling of tho leaves ho thought ho heard again: "It would not be acting like a gentleman." Then, dazzled, he stepped back and in a choking voice: "Listen! my heart is bursting. Even if I unsettled every thing, I must speak. I must tell you " What? Evorything! no stated every thing, indeed; tho situation, his scru ples, his great sorrow. Antoinotto and her mother sought to interrupt liiin, repeating: "But but " Ho did not listen; ho wont on to the end. And then only wore they able to finish their sentence: "But wo know it!" "What! You know that ray sister and her husband are threatened with " "Certainly, wo know it," said tho widow. "And tills is why wo hurried tho conclusion which will, at last, givo us tho right to ward off the mlsfortuno thoy do not deserve." "And you, Auiolnetto?" Somewhat confused, she roplled: ''II Oh! I had but one fear not to please you!" $i3M I MISCELLANEOUS. "Did your husband offor nny ox cust, ror getting homo lato last night?" "No, ho was perfectly sober." Inter Ocean. I dcslro nothing, I press nothing upon you, but to mako tho most of hu man life, and to nspiro after perfection in whatever statu of Hfo you choose. Law. "Williams seems to be going all to pieces slnco ho got married?' "Well, that Is not surprising I understand that ho gets blown up ovory day." Detroit Tribune. Tho nnclont Ethiopians salted tho bodies of thoir dead and hung them up in a smokehouse to bo dried and cured. Thoy were thus kept for a year, when, perfectly preserved, they wore turned over to tho relatives for burial. rerhaps Sho May. "Why didn't you como when I raug?" said a lady to her servant. "Becauso I didn't hear tho bell." "Hereafter when you don't hear the boll you must como and toll mo so." "Ycs'm." Yankee Blade. In 1S10 tho first pre-emption right of settlers on public lands was passed by congress, not, however, without much opposition. This net allowed settlers on tho public domain tho right to purchase three hundred and twenty acres. This was tho initial of n long series of similar enactments. Anions tho ancient Jews mourning nt the death of a relative was indicated by tearing the clothing, pulling or cut ting off tho hair aud beard, wearing sackcloth, covering the head with earth or ashes, going barefoot, sitting, lying and eating on tho ground. Scolding women were formerly ducked in the nearest pond with such severity that death by drowning some times ensued. Soldiers who were not especially vicious othcrwlso were forced to wear an iron "brank" or bridle, Tvhich acted as a gag. Until the year 1800 tho English kings were also called kings of France, although the last continental posses sion was lost during the reign of Mary. Until the French revolution of 178U tho French kings styled themselves, among other things, kings of Jerusalem. Tho mace of tho city of London, which is very ancient and has been carefully guarded since 10S4, was car ried in the wedding procession of the Duke of York. The foot knob became detached and was lost. No efforts woro spared to find it. It has at length been recovered and tho mace is once again complete. One of the greatest fire3 that ever visited New Yo k City broke out on December 10, 1S33. Before the confla gration was under control it hnd swept the First ward, east of Broadway and below Wall street, destroying 520 build ings, most of them valuable stores, also the Merchants' Exchange and tho South Dutch church. The property destroyed was valued at more than 820,000,000. Tho sheriffs of London annually pay into the British exchequer six horseshoes with tho proper number of nails as rent for a piece of ground in the parish of St Clements. In 1234 this lot was rented from the crown by a blacksmith to build a shop on, and afterward the property camo into the hands of the city corporation at tho same rental. The horseshoes and nails have been annually paid ever since tho date mentioned. A sign quite familiar in public parks, but one peculiar enough in such a neighborhood- as Pearl street, near the corner of Bose, New York City, at tracted the attention of hundreds of passers-by recently. A tuft of bright green grass had managed, somehow, to thrive between the cobble stones near the sidewalk, and it was guarded by a card on which was neatly written: "Keep off the grass!" Every ono who saw it smiled. This is from Oskaloosa. Ta.: A grad uate of tho Normal school applied for a teacher's certificate at tho Mahaska institute. Among tho subjects on which she was examined was physi olgyi and the care of the teeth camo under this head. Tho would-be teacher hamlrid in her paper with confident cheerfulness, but tho examiner was dumfounded to read therein this piece of advice. "Tho teeth should be wrenched off after each meal." Tho contractor who has in hand the work of improving tho New York, Now Haven & Hartford roadbed with in the limits of Mount Vernon finds his task one of considerable delicacy. About seventy trains a day pass be tween 7 a. m. and 0. p. m., tho point at which ho is working, and a forfeiture clause in his contract requires him to do tho work without dolaying any of these trains. There is much blasting to be done, and as tho trains pass tho point at an average of about i min utes apart it requires oftentimes tho liveliest kind of scrabbling to bavo tho contract inviolate. About 0 o'clock on any afternoon tho person walking down Broadway botween Astor placo and City Hall park, New York, will be suro to meet ono of tho groups of bmall, swarthy sharp-eyed people, who are amiably chattering together, and who havo all tho blandness and polish of French men without their apparent 'Inbineer ity. They are Japanese merchants go ing homo from thoir offices, or on their way to their club. Almost-evory ono of them is dressed in tho height of fashion, hut is beldam so obtrusively nttired to rank as a dude. They are frugal, industrious and are beginning to mako a good deal of money. Some favored guests took tea tho other day with tho oldest lady in Lon don. Some American readers may not know that tho "Old Lady of Thread needle street" Ib tho accepted English name for the great Bank of England, but bo it is. Tho governor of tho bank lives In tho building, and tho other evening hla wlfo gave a reception. There Is a quiet llttlo garden within tho bank. It was onco a burying ground, but on tho evening in question was gay with fountains, ilowers and illuminations. It is said that somo of tho guests rather anticipated finding decorations of red tape and a menu with bank note snndwInlipH unrl Inrs nl I golden ingots iubtoad of Bwcet"mUt. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Not at iokes. Tracer "Do you" suppose that tho editors of com la papers over smllo?" Spacer "O, yes; when thoy aro not working." Voguo. Ho "Can I do anything to break you of saying sarcastic things?" Slid "Yes." Ho "What?" Sho "Keep out of my sight" N. Y. World. Ho "Dearest, enn you keep a so crut?" Sho "Of course I can. Neither you nor anybody elbo knows my ago." N. Y. Press. Solomon was esteemed a wise man in his day; but then In Solomon's day no ono had over scon a Harvard sopho more. Texas Sittings. A heavy mustache was on hor Up, Hut it didn't dlsllguro hor "phiz" In tho eyes or hor lo or, becauao you aeo, Tho heavy mustache was his. UuITato Courier. "Stanley promised his wife that sho should havo all the money to spend she wanted when thoy were married." "Awfully rash, wasn't ho?" "No; you seo tho money is hers." Inter Ocean. Tho Whole Truth. Mother "I no tice, Martha, when Mr. Smith calls on you, you generally turn tho gas low. Do you do it for economy's sake?" Daughter "No, mother, for Mr. Smith's sake." Yankee Blade. That's Why She Got Poor Cigars. Husband "When you buy cigars for mo do you always pick out tho box with tho prettiest pictures?" "Why, yes." Husband "I thought so." Yan kee Blade. "Miss Walflour is much more senti mental than 1 thought She keeps every letter that old lover of hers writes her." "That isn't .sentiment, my dear, it's good, hard breach-of-promlso sense." Boston Post. Fond Mother (listening to baby cries) "What a sweet-toned voice sho has, dear! She'll be a splendid singer. We must send her to Italy and havo her voice cultivated." Brutal Father (trying to sleep) "Send her now." "Madam," said the tramp, "can't you give me somo work to do?" "Yes. There's some coal I want brought up out of the cellar." "Thnnks, madam, but I don't like to do that I am un kempt, and my hands nro dirty. I should be sorry to soil your coal." Harper's Bazar. Gave Him a Cold? Doctor "How did you take such a cold" Chappie "I don't know, weally. I haven't stirred from the fire for a week, don't you know. But, bah Jove, now I wc member! Yesterday awftcrnoon mo man wead mo an article in the papah nbout Nansen's pwepawations foh his Awtic expedition." Spare Moments. At a certain place of public enter tainment a student was bragging of his manifold accomplishments, until at length ono of the company lost pa tience and said, in a gruff tone: "Now we've heard enough about what you can do. Come, tell us what there is you can't do, and I'll undertake to do it myself." "Wual." replied the stu dent with a yawn, "I can't pay my ac count here; .so glad to find you're tho man to do it." And the critic paid, amid roars of laughter from tho audi ence. PROGRESSIVE ANIMOSITY. It Descended Upon thn Ufllco Hoy In Series of Jumps. Ho was a vury down-hearted and dls-gusted-looking boy, with torn clothes and rumpled hair, and a few suspicious bumps on his face; so I stopped and asked him what the matter was, and whether I could be of any assistance to him. "Naw, yer can't do nothing fcr me; it's a business trouble," he explained. "All! have you lost your position?" I asked. "Naw; and I wouldn't care if I had. The president of our company is the worst old duffer in Now York." "Does ho ill-treat you?" I said kindly. "Naw; he doesn't even know me by sight; but he came into tho office cross as hornets this mornin' and climbed up the secretary's collar tho worst you over seen. "But how did that affect you?" "Why, don't you see?" the boy asked impatiently; "the secretary had to get square somehow, so lie jumped on the cashier with both feet; and after tho cashier 'd thought it all over and got good and mad, he jumped on tho book keeper, and the bookkeeper jumped on the entry clerk, and tho entry clerk jumped on tho bill clork, and he just sailed in and gimme particular rats. An' there wasn't no ono for mo tor jump on, so I thought I'd go out and lick a district messenger." "Well, couldn't you Una ono to lick?" I asked. "Oh! I found him quick enough; but I didn't lick 'im.-' "Why not?" "'Cause ho licked me!" Harry Ec mainc, in Puck. For Tired Feet. Tho woman who thinks sho would ho willing to givo half her kingdom for tho privilege of kicking off her shoes and lotting hor feet "got a breath of air," may try somo of these substitutes with good effect. When the feet are vory tired and hot plunge them into a basin of cold water and keep them there until a sensation of warmth begins. Then dry them, put un fresh stockings and shoes, and you will bu ready for any emergency. When hot foot baths aro taken do not try to put on shoes iinmsdlutely after. A warm foot bath, with sea salt dis solved In It, is deliuiously refreshing. Paddle In tho water until it cools and dry with a rough towel. Sometimes a handful of alcohol will rest tired feet, and jh the ono suro preventive of a cold after getting tho feet wot Chicago Tribune. Winn Chlokona. Little Dot Chickens is pretty smart, isn't thoy? Miiiumu In what way,? Llttlo Dot Why, papa nnd other folks always bays a blessing boforo bo ginning to eat; but chickens don't own anything, and isn't suro what they'll got, so thoy don't say any blessing till thoy get through eating and begins to drlnlc Good Now. AWFUL DISASTER. Two (taction or n "Wfr Tour" I'nasonRiii Train Collide Krnr Knukiikec, 111 Scnon Persons Killed nnd IMimy lujiirad. Manthno, 111., Sept. 15). Tho second section of tho Big Four express, No. 415, Bouth bound, crashed Into thu rear end of the first section at 0:20 o'clock Mon day night Seven persons were killed and twenty severely injured and it is probable that many bodies aro burled under tho wreck. Tho disaster oc curred near this place. Tho engine of tho second section, ran clear through ono sleeper and two coaches. Not all of tho bodies, it is thought, aro yet re covered, ns tho wreckage is piled about the tracks in such a manner that tho small wrecking forco has not been ablo to mako much impression on tho mass. In the confusion it lias been impos sible to secure the names of but two of tho dead. These aro Chris Kimmcl, of Dayton, O., and David Jackson, of Cyn tliiaua, O. The Injured so far as known are: Albert Jay Sholtcr, lllplcy, O , hail cut face nnd head, probably fatal; Georgo tiracltnoy, Wilmington, O , limbs crushed, probably fatal, C. IJ Wisohart, Tranltfort, O , internal Injury: William Evans, l'owollton, V Vu,, Internal In jury: Miss Salllo Evuns, l'owollton, W. Va., Internal Injury; Mrs. Chris Ivlmmel, Dayton, O , head and body Injured. U II. Illonton, Cin cinnati, fatal; James W. llrown. Wilmington, O., Internal and head; Mrs. James V. Drown, Wilmington, O, intornal In jury; OUo 1'tUton, Carmcl, O, body bruised; Emily Tomplon, Sinking Springs, O, head and body; J W. Moans, Chester, S. C slightly Injured back and head; lllancho Hello son, Sinking Springs, O , limbs badly bruised; Anna Cowolls, Lower Albany, Ind.; Jcsslo Morse, Cincinnati, badly Injured Internally; Emma Gallatin, Columbus, O , back nnd limbs bruised; Mls E. Gallatin, Columbus, (J , limbs bruised; Miss Llbblo Jackson, Cynthlana, O, Intornal and other Injuries, probably fatal; J. W. Foslor, Sprlngtleld, O , scalp wound and oyo gouged; Mrs. J. W. Poster, ribs broken, Internal and probably fatal. Tho first section of tho train carried ono Ohio & Mississippi sleeper for Louisville, Ky., one Ohio & Mississippi chair car for Grcensburg, Ind., five day coaches and baggage and express cars. It had run down tho road to a point two and one-half or three miles south of Manteno when a local train which was preceding it at some distance slowed up and the ling man on the local was sent back up tho track to intercept tho on-coming first section of train No. 4.1 from Chicago. The engineer on the first section obeyed the signal and at once drew his train to a standstill. The llagmnn of tho first section of tho through train in turn started to the rear, but the second sec tion of the train was following ulong so near that he had gone but a few yards when around a sharp curve in the truck the headlight of the following train ap peared. The first section was now at a standstill and the locomotive pulling the second section had not in the least lessened its full speed of :13 miles an hour. The curve in the track, behind which the train on ahead was not visi ble, was much too near the doomed coaches to allow the engineer of the approaching train to diminish his speed noticeably. The frantic fiagman, seeing the train coming on with a great rush and hissing of steam and trembling, jumped down the steep embankment just in time to save himself from death. Tho engineer, upon observing the danger as his locomotive rounded the curve reversed his engine, bceing the hopelessness of any attempt to check the speed of his train in so short a distance, and realizing the danger, he jumped from his cab down the embank ment, and Ills fireman followed him. The crasli came then, and the loco motive drove ahead with mighty foice into the heavy slecpingicar,smashing tho framework of its rear end into kindling wood. The sleeping car was in turn driven into tho day coach next forward which gave way more completely, its timbers being lighter. This coach and the coach just forward of it were almost completely demolished. All of tho three cars were crowded with people, Mnore than half of those in tho sleeper having retired for the night. The passengers wore thrown from their berths and from their beats. Some were crushed under beams and between the broken, grinding timbers of tho wrecked cars. Awful confusion and fright prevailed. People from farmhouses in the vicin ity heard tho crush when the collision occurred. Twenty men were on the scene within half an hour and began helping uninjured passengers and train men In tho work of rescue. One brawny fellow, whobo hat had blown off and who hadn't stopped to put on his coat, was thu first to arrive. He lived near the right of way. Ho saw tho passen gers rushing out of tho cars. With an ax he broke open several windows in tho slecpsr. He crawled in at 'One over a berth and found a man lying dead between the blankets. Ho pulled thu body out. The upper berth was broken in the middle and a part of it apparently had struck the unfortunate in thu chest Having got this body out of his way the farmer, followed by passengers from other ears, crawled into tho sleeper. Several women and children, who seemed to havo been rendered unconscious by the bhock, had partly recovered their wits and were crying plteously. Tho men wero hunting for a way out The passengers wero helped out of tho windows that had been broken and wero told to remain together and bo as bravo as they could until doctorb, who, tho train people assured them would soon arrive from Kankakee, came. All of these persons were hurt severe ly. They could not join in tho rescue work. Ono woman staggered nbout for a moment and fell to thu ground. A little girl foil sobbing on her prostrate form. Having got the living out of tho death-trap the rescuers went back and brought out fpur ghastly bodies, two ot them women. The two coaches that wero crushed presented u awful sight to the rebcuorb. They curried or helped out bixty people, two of whom were stone dead. Samuel L. Copoland has been arrest ed at Sioux City, la., charged with be ing ono of the two men who robbed tho National bank at Moorhcud, Minn., June 27, of (4,000, CONFESSED. I'lroninn I,n Liberty TclU tho Story of tho Mineral ltniigo Tmtu ltobliory Most of tho Oiuiir Cup til rod mid l'nrt or tho Stolon 31 ono r Uncovered. Camjmkt, Mich., Sept. 10. Ucorgo La Liberty, a locomotive fireman lately discharged from tho Duluth, South Shore it Atlantic railway, has been ar rested, supposed to bo the man who handled the throttle on Engineer Shulcr's euglnu at tho time of tho train robbery Friday. Ho is said to have mado a confes sion implicating King and his com panions, and also Express fttesscnger Hogan. La Liberty told the officers that tho money was contained In a trunk which ho shipped from Houghton to Marquette Saturday morning. Tho trunk was found by tho olllcers. but tho money was not there. Tho olllcers now feel that they havo the right men and mado no mistake in holding King and his companions. D. W. Hogan, tho express messenger, was arrested at 1 o'clock Sunday night at hib boarding house In this city. La Liberty's confession shows that he covered the engineer and fireman while the others looted tho train. King smashed tho express ear door with a sledgehammer; Chcllow and Butler rilled the safe and tho rest car ried away the plunder. Ho implicated Express Messenger D. W. Hogan, of tho Mineral Kungo train, which was robbed, whose arrest followed at Han cock. Then followed a detailed account of where the trunk wus loft along the lino of the Mineral Range road, and u special train and some ofiicers were sent after it. They found the trunk, and on its ar rival at the Houghton national bank It was opened and found empty. On La Liberty's information $14,000 was re covered by the olllcers, it is claimed. Tho empty condition of the trunk is accounted for by the suggestion that the money was stolon a second time from the robbers themselves. The men now under arrest arc: A S Cannon, of Hancock, a young man of good family, whoso trunk was used to carry away tho mono John Ling, an athlntc; Cliel low, a saloonkeeper, of Negnuneo; Mtehaol nnd John Shea, siloonlsts horo; Tom Wlntors, bag gageman, Moses Lojgtln, brukeman on tho train robbed. D W Hogan, the messenger on the robbed car, Ed Hogan, salodnlst; Vt. Shoup, hack driver, anil u man named liutlcr, an habltuo of Chellow's place. AN AIMERICAN DOLLAR. A Proposition Offered In tho Senate by Senator Stewart of onda. Washington-, Sept li. At the open ing of tho senate Senator Stewart (rep., Nov.) submitted an amendment to thu silver repeal bill, authorizing tho president to invite the govern ments of tho republics of Mex ico, Central aud South Amer ica, Huyti and San Domingo to join the United States in a conference to be held in Washington within four months from the passage of tho net to hccurc the adoption of a common bilver coin( which shall bo adollarof not more than lib:!. KS grains, nor less than 35'J.Ol grains of pure silver) to be Issued by each government, to be a legal tender in all commercial transactions between the citizens of all the American states. The amendment proposes an innovation as to tho charac ter of tho conference in that it provides that the action of delegates shall be binding upon the government which sent them. When the common coin is agreed upon each government represented at the conference shall open its mints to unlimited coinage for the benefit of depositors of silver bul lion. FOREST FIRES STILL RAGING. Ashlnml OierliuiiR l a Cloud of hmoUo Valuable. Timber JIurilod. Ashland, Wis , Sept 10. The city is overhung by a heavy pall of smoke, and a bad forest firo is burning soutli of the city along the line of the Wis conbin Central road, within a mile of town. Fires are also raging in the direc tion of Bayfield. On the Odana reserva tion and in the White river district, ac cording to the reports of laud hunters who havo explored the skirts of tho burned district, sev eral settlers have been burned out, although' 'all efforts to obtain tho names of the persons whose homes have been destroyed havo proved fruitless. The destruction of the plno on tho reservation, however, has been enor mous, und Capt Day, one of the pine land hunters who has viewed the burn ing forest, estimates that no less than 75,000,000 feet of pine on the reserva tion wero burned, causing a loss to the government of at least $0:50,000. FOR PAID-UP PENSIONS. l'luu of Coiigrmiin lludtnii to Sottl ClalniH ot I'lMiHloncrn In Full, Washinoto.V, Sept. 11). A bill pro posing tho settlement and payment in full of pensions growing out of tho Jato war of tho lebellion has been Intro duced in the house by Representa tive Hudson (Kan.) It provides that any pensioner may surrender his certificate und recoivo in full payment of all claims against the government on account thereof, ten times tho annual 'payment thereon. This act shall not apply to the obliga tions of tho government toward minor children of deceased soldiers now on the pension rolls. Widows and minor children of pensioners who shall sur render their certificates under tlilb act shall not bo entitled to recelvo any other pension. A FlslicirloH Cong rem. Cmo.vao, Sopt 10. An international congrebs of people interested in fisli erieb and fish culture will be held hero beginning October 10. This Includes the study of every form of Hfo in tho waters of tho globe that is or has boon tho object of iudustry. There aro five general sections or divisions fishery laws and administration, tho science la relation to fisheries and fish culture, mothods of capture aud distribution, fish culture, the world's fisheries. Each section has its own- presiding ofllcer. M, B. Scanlan, a Boftton commercial traveler, wab drugged, perhaps fatally usHuulted and robbed of S200 by erooka at Nlugaru Falls. I . frb(Titi''