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Official Paper of County.
A Sham Democrat-
Secretary Morton was in Chicago
Sunday last, and when interviewed
by a Times-Herald reporter on the
subject of the currency he said: "For
uiy part I would prefer to see the
democratic party beaten on the ques
tion of sound money than it should
sacrifice the country's good by pan
dering to the votes of those who are
crazy for free silver. I have great
faith in the conservative people of
this country, and they are the ones
who have indorsed the financial pol
icy of President Cleveland. The con
servative people have something to
conserve—they have interests in the
country, and take pride in its pro
gress. The radicals usually have
nothing and do nothing but give vent
to their theories. 1 never knew a
rampant radical of the Debs stripe in
this country who had any real inter
ests to conserve." Impliedly the sec
retary affirms that only those who are
propertyless demand free silver coin
age. But this is negatived by the fact
that Gen. Warner of Ohio, Jos. Sib
ley of Pennsylvania, Senator Cam
eron of Pennsylvania, Senators Jones
and Stewart of Nevada, and Presi
dent St. John of the Mercantile Na
tional bank of New York, all of whom
are millionaires and not one of whom
has a dollar's worth of interest in a
silver mine, are conspicuous cham
pions of the demand that the mints
be reopened to the white metal on
equal terms with gold. It is also neg
atived by the fact that most of the
farm owners and tillers of the west
and south are bimetallists. And it is
because they have interests to con
serve which are as important to them
as coupon-clipping is to the bond
holder, that the wage-earners insist
upon the unlimited coinage of both
inetals. The secretary's position is
that legislation should be for proper
ty owners, or what he terms "conser
vative people." Conceding this, it is
a corollary that only property owners
should vote and hold office and if
the property qualification were once
established, what then? With prop
erty and not manhood fixed as the
basis of the elective franchise, the
in-in who owned $5,000 worth of prop
erty should have five times as many
votes as the man with only $1,0C0
worth, and the citizen with $500,000
lould have one hundred times as
many as the citizen with but $5,000
worth. If the propertyless man
should not directly or indirectly legis
late for the small property owner, the
latter should not directly or ind.'r otjy
legislate for the large one, and -carry
clusion, in the end government would
be of, by and for aa oligarchy of niul
t.'-uiillionaires. AVhat the secretary
contends for, if practically adopted,
would destroy equality of political
and social rights and demolish free
institutions. the preacher of this
pro-class, revolutionary doctrine pro
fesses to be a democrat! Like his
master, Cleveland, ho is the mere
puppet of Wall street, and he differs
from the president chiefly in the re
spect that he is addicted to blather
Is the University of Chicago Mr.
Rockefeller's university? If so, his
munificence can not be the subject of
unqualified praise. He has simply in
vested his money in a college, just as
he would in a gas company. He gets
no direct pecuniary return on the
former investment, it is true and so
many a railroad company, or other
corporation, invests money in an un
profitable newspaper, with no hope
of ever getting a dividend out of its
business. But it is a business invest
ment, nevertheless. If universities
are to be founded by rich men for the
purpose of inoldingthe public thought
to suit their own interests and prac
tices, then such universities will be
curse to the land, and it would be
mockery to apply the word "educa
tion" to their course of instruction
Free thought and independent minds
and daring research after truth will
have to be looked for outside of col
lego walls when education becomes
the bondslave of the inulti-inilliin
airp.— Memphis Commercial Appeal
^Ve apprehend no tariff legislation
in/Congress. The democrats do not
want it the more discreet Republicans
feel that it would be premature, if it
were practicable. The deficiency in
the revenue, as contemplated by the
present law, is not in customs duties
it arises from the failure of revenue
to be obtained in another quarter.
If it is made up at all, as it clearly
ought to be, it will be collected from
an increase in internal revenue taxes,
and an increased tax upon beer would
probably furnish all that is needed
here. Still better would be the redu S
tion of the expenses of the
government, but we fear this is past
hoping for.—
Boston Herald.
A dispatch from the City of Meiiio
says: "Efforts are being made to ar
range for the establishment of a di
rect cattle trade with Europe, and
probably also dressing of beef ar:d
canning for export will be commenced
here. This is in competition with the
United States, and calculations show
that, Mexico being on a silver basis,
this will pay a handsome profit,"
Government Obligations of $8,
640,000 on Paoiflo Railroads.
Will Soon lie Due—Treasury Department
Will Find Itself Somewhat Embftf*
rassed Frovldlng the Necessary
Funds to Meet the Demand.
The treasury department is con
fronted with an embarrassing matter
in tlic necessity for providing funds to
meet obligations of the government
growing out of its relations to the Pa
cific railroads. Within the next few
months there will fall due $8,040,000 of
bonds issued on account of these rail
roads. They are as follows:
November 6, Kansas Pacific
January 1, Central Pacific 1,600,000
Kansns Pacific 1,440,000
Central branch Union Pacific 640,000
February 1, Union Pacific 4,320,000
Notice lias already been given that
the $040,000, due on November 1 will be
paid on that date, but the payments
in January and February are more
serious questions. These amounts, It
is understood, were not included in
Secretary Carlisle's calculations upon
which he based his estimates of re
ceipts and expenditures for the current
year, and if some means could be found
to obviate the necessity of disbursing
that amount of cash, they would be
gladly welcomed. The secretary will
doubtless recommend in his report to
congress that legislation be passed by
which the bonds can be refunded at
a lesser rate of interest. But the very
brief period which will intervene be
tween the date of the assembling of
congress and that of the maturity
of the bonds, as well as the opposition
which any proposition respecting the
Pacific railroad's debt always evokes,
precludes the possibility of anything
being accomplished that will relieve the
treasury situation.
The Novel Farm Started aa an Eipttlmnt
In Northern WlKouln.
A deer and bear farm is the latest in
dustrial project for northern Wiscon
sin, and the men behind the plan think
that they have a fortune in sight. The
farm is situntcd in the woods a few
miles from Kerrtck, a small station
on the Great Northern road, and is
already fairly well stocked with ani
mals. The proprietors are James Al
len, an old woodsman and hunter, and
Dr. Harrison, a New Yorker, who has
been spending much time in the north
west. They propose to raise deer and
bear for the market for the meat as
well as the fur.
The plnn is not to turn the animals
loose in the woods, where they may be
shot by every hunter who comes along,
but to keep them in pens or corrals,
where they can be attended by their
keepers and watched over the Bitme as
domestic animals. The idea originated
with Mr. Allen two or three years ago,
and since then he lias kept several male
and female bears and a number of deer
in separate pens near his home. Ho has
found that the animals will mate in cap
tivity as well as in the wild state, and
has a number of cubs and fawns to
prove his statements. Jfr. Allen was
prevented from doing anything toward
starting the farm on a large scale until
this fall by lack of capital. Just be
fore the departure of Dr. Harrison for
New Yoylv a few days ago Mr. Allen had
an interview with him, and the result
was that the doctor agreed to furnish
the money necessary for a half interest
in the farm. The money lias been paid
to Allen, and he is now engaged in en
larging his pens, buying up all the deer
and bears he can find and preparing for
winter, when the stock will need more
care and attention than at any other
time during the year.
Discovered to lie a Vast Sunken Plain
American Seal ltoolcerles Being Depleted*
The report of Lieutenant Commander
Drake, of the fish commission steamer
AlbatrosB, of his summer's cruise in
lierhing sea, containing the result of
the investigations made on the 6iberian
coast of Berhing sea that it is marked
on the charts about 15 miles farther
east than it ought to be, has been re
ceived in Washington. The soundings
developed the fact that the Berhing sea
basin is a vast sunken plain, which Is
characteristic of ull the great bodies of
water. The bottom is composed of
mud and ooze, brown, blue and green,
while on the slopes at the side there is
a fine gray and black sand mixed with
gravel. Several new species of marine
life and one new species of fish were
found. Commander Drake made a
careful examination of the rookeries on
the I'ribylof islands and also of the
extensive rookeries on Beliring island.
Of the American possession he says:
"I am satisfied that the rookeries are
fast being depleted and that the virtual
extinction of the seals is a question of
only a few years if their slaughter Is
permitted to continue as at present.
The catch this year will not vary much
from that of last year. I discovered no
violation of the law and I believe that
the sealers are generally inclined to re
spect its provisions."
Wife of the Imprisoned Ex-Con*uI Reache*
New York City.
Mrs. Waller, wife of ex-United States
Consul Waller, now imprisoned by the
French government, arrived in New
York last Saturday. She was accom
panied by her young children, the fam
ily having made the long journey from
Madagascar by way of Paris. Belief
funds have been raised for her in Kan-!
Bas, Iowa and Washington. Thus far
she has been helped homeward by pri
vate contributions. It is expected she
will settle in Iowa.
A Heavy Weight Cake.
A gigantic cake, made at the Pure
Food exposition at Chicago, is as heavy
ns nine tons of lead and is nevertheless
good enough to eat. Its great weight
is not due to the fact that it was made
by an amateur cook, but because it con
tains 12,000 eggs, and sugar and flour
enough to feed an army. It is fourteen,
feet high.
Klectrlo Light* In City of Mexico.
An American firm of the City of Mex
ico has secured the contract for lighting
the national palace by electricity. The
government until recently has opposed
putting in electricity, fearing danger
from fire.
Bmoked Hone Meat a Delicacy.
Trench horse meat sells for seven
per pound in Germany. The
A Pleasant Gnme.
Progressive spelling is a fine
amusement. Arrange your spellers in
a row, and let the first begin with the
first letter of the word which we will
suppose to be "f." The next person,
thinking possibly of the word "friend"
may add "r," tbc third, thinking "pi
"frisky," adds "i "g," says the nejjt,
thinking of "frigate "li," adds tjie
fifth, thinking of "fright "t," it
supplied by the sixth, who starts to
go down foot, when the one below
continues the word by adding "f ',
The next in ordtr of course can bpt
add the "u-." and go down fqot
as having finished a word. Proper
names, contractions and elang are
ruled out. If a word is not considered
rightfully spelled, or if it is one not
in use auy person may "challenge"
the one who added the last letter.
If the person challenged has made a
mistake, and the word is is not found
in the dictionary, be goes to the foot
and the challenger takes his plaQe.
Anyone who occupies more than half
a minute in thinking goes to the
feot, as also does the one who finishes
a word. The struggle, of course, is to
keep from finishing it. It is a very
bright and instructive amuse inept,
and one that will bear repetition 'by
the same company. -Selected.
An exchange says: 'Apples are
useful in nervous dyspepsia they are
nutritious, medicinal and vitalizing.
Tuey aid digestion, clear the voice,
correct the acidity of the stomaph,
are valuable in rheumatism, insomnia
and liver troubles. An apple con
tains as much nutriment as a potato,
in a pleasanter and more wholesome
form. Grapes dilute thick blood,
send the circulation to the surface,*
remove obstructions from the liver
and lungs, dissolve and dislodge grav
el and calculi, and bring the stomach
and bowels to a healthy condition.!'
The State Register is out in an edi
torial asking Des Moines and the
people of Iowa to raise a thousand
dollars to pay off the mortgage on a
lot of brass horns which are being
lugged about the country by a gang
of fellows calling themselves the
Iowa State Band. The paper sgys
the inotgage ought to be paid to en
able the band to play the Allison
march upon horns owned by their
players. If Allison wants the band
to play his march let him march up
and pay off the mortgage.—
Partial Seeking tor Gold Ilarled
Pirate* and Miner*.
Treasure-seeking parties are out in
California trying to find the gold sup
posed to have been buried by Spanish
padres, pirates, miners, robbers and
others. During the conquest of Cali
fornia, many of the Spaniards buried
alias, or jars, of silver, gold and jewels,
the hiding places of which were forgot
ten in their flight and fright. Before
the American occupation there were no
banks in California, and the Spaniards
kept their gold and silver in jars, which
were either buried 011 the premises or
wa)led up in the adobe houses. Tlio
money of the missions was kept in the
same manner. Each mission had a
treasure room, and this fact was well
known by bandits, so the cunning
padres carved holes in the thick walls
and hermetically sealed up the treas
ures in them.
When the missions were secularized
by the Mexican government tliepriests
had no chance to carry away iheir
treasure, and rather than inform the
government officials they perhaps let
it remained hidden. Another theory
that there must be lots of buried gold
in California is based on the belief that
in the early mining days the miners
frequently buried their money until
such time as they could return to the
states. Many of them were killed, and
the secret of the hiding place of their
gold died with them. There certainly
was a great deal of buried gold in Cali
fornia, besides that in the mines in a
crude state. At several points on tlw
Bay cf San Francisco pirates are said to
have burled money. Telegrnph Hill, in
the northern portion of the city, is a
favorite place forburrowingforpirates'
treasures, and frequently some of tho
soothsayers direct fortune hunters to
a particular point, where they delve
and dig until stopped at the point of a
shotgun of some property owner. Very
little treasure lias been found, but the
faith of the diggers seems to be un
Mr*. Grant Will Make Her Home There—
Ha* Bought the Edmund* Houae.
Mrs. U. S. Grant has xurcliased the
Edmunds house on Massachusetts ave
nue, Washington. After a short visit,
in New York, where she attended the
marriage of Miss Bessie Dent, she had
all her household belongings brought
on from that city where they have been
stored since she sold her fine home
there. Besides her furniture she has
a marvelous collection of beautiful
things presented to herself and Gen.
Grant during their travels around .the
world, and much of it has not been dis
played at all in her previous homes.
Mrs. Grant is in splendid health, and
in settling down in the national capi
tal for a permanent winter residence
carries out a desire which has grown
stronger with her since her husband's
death. Mrs. Sartoris, who has quite
as enthusiastic a liking for Washing
ton as her mother, will make her home
for the present with her. She has
placed her younger daughter, Miss
Ilose Mary Sartoris, in school at the
Georgatown convent, and Algernon
Sartoris will in all probability spend
the winter in Washington also.
The Edmunds house was occupied
the last two years by Secretary and
Mrs. Olney. It has an English base
ment, and the drawing-room, library
and dining-room are on the second
Hebrew* In Ruula.
Hebrew merchants exported last year
nearly three-fourths of all the grain
from Kussia.
A Foor FamUy,
Four generations of a family are
being taken ejire of at the poor farm at
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Marvelous Model of the World's
Fair Just Completed.
la Exact In Every Detail, Including? Build*
lags* Court of Honor and the Mid*
w»y To fie Exhibited
... at Atlanta.,'1
Two years ago this month the Colum
bian exposition olosed. The other
night it reopened—in microcosm. The
board of directors of the Miniature
World's Fair Exhibition company gave
an "informal exhibition"' of the sixty
thousand-dollar miniature at the
•hops, Sixty-third street and Sheridan
avenue, prior to removal to the Cotton
States exhibition at Atlanta. The
model is 05 feet long by 52 feet wide,
and represents nil the buildings and
appurtenances of the world's fair on
the reduced scale of 1 inch to 12 feet.
The enterprise was undertaken nearly
two years ago by G. W. G. Ferris, An
drew Ondcrdonlc and Charles Schnei
der, an architect who conceived the
idea and who lias managed the con
The model has been shipped in sec
tions to Atlanta, where it will be placed
in a pavilion within the exposition
grounds .between the Machinery linll
and the Mining and Manufacturing
building. The fair over, the model
will be brought back to Chicago and
then taken to the principal cities of
the world as sample of Chicago enter
prise and ingenuity. It will be placed
on exhibition at the Paris exposition
In 1000.
The construction is perfect in every
detail and is the work of skilled cabinet
makers and sculptors and painters,
who followed the original plans of tin*
world's fair architects. The lagoons,
ponds, islands, walks, drives mid other
features are as perfect in construction
os money and skill could make them
Tiny Incandescent arc lights illuminate
the pretty streets of counterfeit archi
tecture. These lamps are the smallest
ever used for commercial purposes, and
were made expressly for the exhibi
tion concern by the Wcstinghouse Elec
tric company. Then there are trees and
sidewalks, the intramural railway with
running cars, searchlights, Krupp guns
and the Illinois battleship, capable of
brilliant illumination. There is statu
ary of the most exquisite character,
cadets at drill, guards and guides—in
fact, the whole exposition as it thrived
witliln the perimeter of Jackson park ir.
most ingeniously reproduced. The
structure is made of wood and metal,
and the streets of cement. There arc
1,000 arc lights, 3,200 minute lamps in
the court of honor and 800 in the ad
ministration building. In the entire
model are over 2,080,000 openings,
through which electric lights gleam in
the transformation evening scene. Per
haps the machinery hall and German
building are the most elaborate struc
tures on the "ground," the construction
or the four towers requiring the labor
of two men for two months. The sash
and the grille work in the loggia is all
cast. In the Manufactures building are
400,&00 openings.
A scenic wall twenty feet high will
surround the model, a platform eight
feet in width being reserved for specta
tors. The exhibition of the model will
be attended by a lecture during which
dawn, day, dusk and moonlight will be
represented by special process. The
night scene, with every building and
street on the ground brilliantly illum
inated,with Hash lightsdartingthrough
the whole and with electric boats tossed
about on the wnves, will be the feature
of the exhibition.
Pour OU on Troubled Waters and Smooth
a Path to Safety.
The crew of the E. It. Williams, foun
dered at Green Bay during the recent
great storm, owe their lives to the re
sourcefulness of Cnpt. Iluntoon, who
Bmoothcd a path for the lifeboat
through the mighty Waves by the liber
al use of oil. Without this precaution
no boat could have lived out the storm
and reached land. The men had given
up hope, but the captain ordered them
into the boat and then took on a big
tank of oil. By dipping this on the
windward side the surface of the water
was smoothed,' and while the waves
tossed the lifeboat about as a cork the
sea did not break, and to this the men
attribute their escape from what must
otherwise might have been certain
and speedy death. In the forenoon of
the day after the schooner sank the
men rifted on an island and succeeded
ed in getting ashore without injury.
Indiana Man Discovers the Handcuffs
Used at Harper'a Ferry.
Daniel Llzer, living near Lincolnville,
Wabash county, Ind., has a relic of great
interest and value and which he had for
gotten that he owned. The other day
while rummaging in his garret he
found an old trunk, unopened for years,
and which contained the first pair of
handcuffs ever worn by John Brown, of
Osawatomie, whose uprising at Har
per's Ferry made him famous. The
cuffs are very heavy and are held in po
sit ion on the wrists by screws. Asa
Maysteller had charge of the armory
where Brown was imprisoned and pre
sented Lizcr with tho handcuffs thirty
two years ago. Mr. Lizer lived at Har
per's Ferry at the time of the uprising
Walnut Hhellft in Cinnamon*
Walnut shells are in demand in Lon
don for the purpose of adulterating
ground cinnamon, and bring more than
whole walnuts. The powdered shells
are not distinguishable unless the
microscopic examination is an un
usually careful one.
Largest Theatrical Building.
The largest theatrical building is the
Grand Opera of Paris. It covers three
acres of ground.
Gun Was Loaded with Peas.
Charles Franker, of Peslitigo, aged
13 years, was shot in the arm by the ac
cidental discharge of an old musket
which was lieing repaired at a gunshop
at Menominee, Mich., the other day.
The arm was amputated, but it is
thought the boy cannot recover from
the shock. Tbe gun was loaded with
Pussy Ones to England.
The stuffed-cloth pussy cats, invented
In America, have been introduced into
England, and millions of them have
been sold to delight the children of
that country.
Quickly Padded.
Husband (furiously)—Here's my best
meerschaum pipe broken! How in the
name of sense did that happen?
Wife—I don't know, except that when
I got up this morning I found your
meerschaum pipe in the front hall,
and ^-our overshoes on the parlor -man
Husband (mildly)—Oh, well, acci
dents will hap]eii. I presume there
has been an earthquake or something.
—N. Y. Weekly.
Proof of the Love.
"Are you sure you love him?"
"Am I sure? Do you see tliis.dress?"
"Of course I do. What of it?'-'
"Will you kindly tell me if it bears
the'slightest resemblance to the pres
ent fashion?"
"Well, reallv,
itr—er—it—" ,v:
"It doesn't?"
"Well, I'm wearing it because he likes
it."—K. Y. Journal.
She sang a moving little song,
This girl of volcc bereft
In fact. It was so moving that
The audience all left.
—N. Y. Recorder,
The Great Magician Gentlemen:
One of the feats I advertised to perform
this evening in your city was to hold
this small apple in my mouth while my
assistnnt shot It to pieces, I facing the
shooter. But, as my assistant has, un«
fortunately, been taken sick, we—
Alcoholic Ike (president of Dead
Man's Gulch Target club)—That's all
right, pard! The show ltln go right 011!
Thar's no one 'round these parts kin tie
me with a sliootin' iron, an' I'll bet if
yer crack shooter kin do what ye say
thet 1 kin!—Chicago News.
Nothing Unlncd.
I worked for fourteen hours a day
In hopes that they would raise my nay.
It came, and now I feel quite small
To think my doctor gets It all.
—Tom Alasson, In Brooklyn Life.
Disliked Both Kinds.
Mr. Swellton—Yes, and none of
Lenox is that you never meet any of the
nouvenu richc there.
Mrs. Parr V. New—Yes, and none of
those people, either, who have just got
rich and give themselves such airs.—
Brooklyn Eagle.
How Mr. Pullman Can Save Money.-'.
Mrs. Cawkcr—It is said that Mr. Pull
man pays his daughter ten thousand
dollars a year for naming the com
pany's cars.
Mr. Cawker—Well, I'll engage to sup
ply worse names than she does at half
the sulurv.—Life.
He Dotes on Strikes.
Van Waffles—There goes a man who
has caused more strikes than any man
in the country.
McUilder—Some grasping capitalist,
isn't he?
Van Waffles—No, he is a champion
bowler.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Cause for Joy.
"But, papa," pleaded the Impassioned
maiden, "he is the only man 1 love."
"That's right," replied the brutal old
man, "I am glad that a daughter of
mine does not love more than one man
at a time."—Household Words.
A Born Strategist.
Tommy—When I'm a man I'm going
to be a soldier.
Mother—What! And be killed by the
Tommy—Oh, well, then I guess I'll be
the enemy.—Yale ltecord.
Why He Disappeared.
Soaque—That's a beautiful. rug De
Tank hus in his dining-room.
Banks—1 never noticed it.
Soaque—No? Every time 1 dine there
I go under the table to study it.—N.
Prescription by a KlvaL
Florence—I should like to do some
thing that would make him miserable
for life.
Mabel—Then why don't you marry
The Advanced Woman.
"Why do you men like the clubs so
well? Is it because they are so home
"It is because they are not homelike."
A Proviso.
Employer—You say you would like
to go to your grandmother's funeral
this afternoon, James?
James—Yes, sir. if it doesn't rain.—
They Rarely K11L
He (smoking)—And what is your
opinion of the "deadly cigarette?"
She (looking him over)—They are not
half as deadly as they ought to be.—
Detroit Free Press.
It takes nine tailors to make a man,
But the world has not yet learned
How many are In the construction
Of the tailor-made girl concerned.
Cheap Price*.
In England in 1313 a lamb was worth
five shillings two dozen eggs three
-•U'j jgs Medicines,
pay especial attention to
Goxnp funding Physicians'
Prescriptions. ^1
Cresco] |J!ii
ints, Oils, Yarnishs,
Toilet and Fancy Articles.
WatchesBlocks, Jewelry.
•Wo.ll lEPaypenr.
Have your work done now before the rush
and aave money.
100 LOTS
En Oresca and Its Additions
50 150
$100 will buy any of them.
$125 will buy a lot 90x300.
$100 will buy an acre of land ad
joining Cresco.
Cook Without
Soon saves enough to pay for itself. Riversides are
made in all styles, and for all fuels. Sold by
It OUT. THOMSON, Pres. J. J.LOWUY, V.-rrcs: ROET. THOMSON,Caslilcr
Is the place where you can get the Finest Cuts, the
Sweetest, most Tender and Juicy Meats on
all days and in all seasons.
Our friciia for the Best are as Low as others. cliarg for a poor
•v quality.
of fuel or time, without any of
the unpleasant features of the
ordinary cook stove, on the.
A General Banking Business Transacted
Special Advantages for Making Loans."

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