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Washington Birthday Celebrations Throughout the. Country. Elaborate Exercises at Capital—Doings if Cities. the National Other rf" Wasliingion, Feb. 22.—The national capital was wholly given over Saturday to celebrating the lG-4t.li anniversary of the birth of the city's founder and in whose honor it was named. There were imposing military parades extending along Pennsylvania avenue from the capital post the white house, morning and afternoon, in which all the Dis trict of Columbia militia iarticipateil. The cycle corps, with a day's rations and 24 rounds of cartridges, demon strated the adaptability of the bicycle to military purposes by throwing skirmish line ten miles up the Poto mac river, where a sham battle was held. Troop A, of the local militia, rode to Brightwood, four or five miles from the city, returning in time for the after noon parade. On Capitol hill a dis tinguished audicnce gathered in the senate chamber to hear the president pro tempore of that body, Senator Frye (rep. Me.), read Washington's fare well address, and the National Daugh ters of the llevolution closed their fifth continental congress with commemo rative exercises in which many patri otic societies took part. The Oldest Inhabitants' association held an mpres Bive ceremony in honor of the dny, and the Legion of Loyal Women also com memorated the anniversary by appro priate exercises. All executive departments were, of course, closed. A "Peaceful" Celebration at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Feb. 22.—The anni \ersary of the birth of George Washing ton was more generally observed in Philadelphia on Saturday than has been the case for many years. The most important feature was the confer ence held in the headquarters of the Universal Peace society by prominent advocates of arbitration, for the pur pose of discussing the feasabliity of the "creation of a court of arbitration for the peaceful adjustment of difficul ties that may arise between the United States and Greut Britain." Letters were read from President Cleveland, and Secretaries Smith and Morton, and Postmaster General Wil son, and a number of addresses were made. Greetings from London. London, Feb. 22.—The Anglo-Amer ican arbitration commission has re quested the publication of the follow ing cablegram sent by the committee to the chairman of the arbitration demonstration held in Philadelphia Sat urday: "Heart greetings to our American kins men who are celebrating Washington's birthday. We Join with you In doing honor lo your national hero by advocating fra ternalunlon through a permanent court of arbitration for the peaceful and honorable adjustment of all differences arising In the English speaking family. "(Signed) Rt. Rev. Brooke Poss Westcott, bishop of Durham, Lord Playfair, Very Rev. F. W. Farrar, Dean of Canterbury. 6lr John Lubbock, Lady Henry Somerset, Mrs. Fawcett, Rev. Hugh Prjce Hughes. William R. Cremer, Dr. Parker, pastor of the city temple." Talk of Washington in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 22.—Chicago Saturday observed the anniversary of Washing ton's birthday in a manner more nota ble, perhaps, than ever before. in 13 places and under the auspices of the Union League club exercises were held, 12 of them bciiig churches or school buildings, and one a theater, the Auditorium. At the latter the address of the day was made by Hon. Theodore lioosevelt, of New York. The high school exercises were be gun at ten o'clock in the morning and in each instance the principal address was delivered by an able college man who was induced to contribute to the mccess of the occasion by the Union League club. New York City Celebrates the Day. New York, Feb. 22.—The lG4tli anni versary of Washington's birthday was celebrated in New York city Saturday, lousiness was suspended and flags were Hying. At sunrise Ilie first distinct nets of honor in memory of he Father nt His Country took place. There was the usual ceremony of raising the United States flag at the Battery. Fol lowing the custom which has prevailed for many years, the national flag was jlso raised on old Fort Fisher, at the northern end ol' Central park, at the same time the Dat-tery celebration took place. No business was transacted on any of the exchanges and all public buildings were closed ns far as the transaction of ordinary business was concerned. WivCr Broadway presented its usual Holiday appearance, while further up town the streets were thronged with a holiday crowd. The day was bright with plenty of sunshine. Washington Birthday Exorcises at Boston. Boston, I'eb.22.—Washington's birth day was observed here Saturday in about vhe usual manner, with the ex ception of the omission of the annual reception by the governor, whose ill ness prevented this functional observ ance. Among the events were the meet ings of the patriotic societies to listen to the addresses appropriate to the oc casion, reunions of the military and social organizations, memorial enter tainments, political club dinners, seat ing races, athletic meets, etc., with the closing of the exchanges and public buildings and general suspension of business. Baltimore Observes the Day. Baltimore, 1U1., Feb. 22.- -There wire a number of celebrations in Baltimore commemorative of Washington. The first in importance among those held during the day was the exercises of the Johns Hopkins university at McCoy hall. The university at the same t-me celebrated its 20th anniversary. 'J'he chief feature of the exercises wan the address by lion. Andrew D. White, ex president of Cornell university, now un assistant with President Oilman on the Venezuelan commission. Dr. White was introduced by President Uilmnn. The. doctor jnefaced his adresss with a few remarks concerning the Johns Hopkins university, and then turned his attention to "The Diplomatic Itera tions of the United Slates." Big Day at Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 22.—Washing ton's birthday was Saturday observed more generally as a holiday than ever before in Pittsburgh. Business was (UftetittUr suspended, fha rmlv mih. w? lie display was by the Junior Order American Mechanics. The parade was the best and largest attended the or ganization has yet made in Pittsburgh in celebration o£ the birth of the first president. A number of G. A. il. posts also participated in the street demon stration. At the corner of Jlidge and Irwin avenues, Allegheny, the Jun'or Order of America held an open-air meeting and received, on behalf of the city of Allegheny, a set of flags and a superb steel flagstaff, monumental in design, from S. S. Marvin. Congressman W. A. Stone rcsjjonded to the presentation address, which was delivered by l!ev. K. S. Holmes. At night there were innumerable social gatherings of a patriotic nature. The weather was fine. A RASH ACT. Suicide of M. D. llnrter, a Prominent Ohio Democrat* Cleveland, O., Feb. 22.—A special to the Press from Fostoria, O., says: Hon. M. D. Harter was found dead short ly before noon Saturday, at the house cf Superintendent Knapp, of the Inter state Grain Storage company. He was in bed, and by his side was a revolver. The bullet had entered the right tem ple, and he had been dead for some time. Mr. Harter had been here for several days on business with t-lie Isaac-Harter company, of which he was president. He had been suffering from insomnia for several days, and Friday com plained of severe pains in his head. In the evening he attended a supper at the Presbyterian church and seemed in good spirits. Returning to the homo of Mr. Knapp, ho retired about-his usual hour, and nothing more was seen of him until he was found. Several letters addressed to business associates, and one to his wife, who is at her home in Philadelphia, were found in his room. Hon. M. D. Barter was one of the best-known democrats in Ohio and a successful business man. He was elect ed for the Fifty-third congress from Mansfield (Seventeenth) district, and refused a renomi nation. He was a gold democrat, and his views were very pronounced. He had extensive business interests in Mansfield, Fos toria and other cities. He had been a resident of Philadelphia since he re turned from congress. REPUDIATION URGED. Lawyers Urge Kansas Counties to Refuse to Take Up Railroad Bonds. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 22.—An epidemic of repudiation has taken possession of western Kansas, and during the last week no less than a dozen meetings have been held in as many counties discussing the question of legality of issue. The meetings have been in spired by C. E. Aslibaugli and Frank Doster, both lawyers, who offer in con sideration of 20 per csnt. of the gross amount saved to take certain issues of railroad bonds into court and defeat them. DEBS DECLINES. Has No Ambition to Run for Populist Governor of Indiana. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 22.—President Eugene V. Debs, of the American Hail way union, who is in Charleston, was asked regarding the dispatch from South Bend, Ind., stating that he would accept the populist nomination for governor of Indiana. Mr. Debs said that some of his enthusiastic friends are anxious for him to be a candidate, but that he had refused. He declares he lias no taste for politics and no ambi tion in that line. Utah Would Divide Arizona. Washington, Feb. 22.—The senate committee on territories heard argu ments on the bill to add to the state ol Utah all that part of the territory ot Arizona lying north of the Colorado river and west of the eastern boundary of Utah. Senator Cannon appeared in behalf of his state and Delegate Mur phy for Arizona. Senator Cannon fa vored the transfer and Mr. Murphy, on behalf of Arizona, antagonized the change and the resultant loss of ter ritory to Arizona. No action was taken by the committee. Confederate Museum Opened. Richmond, Ya., Feb. 22.—The con federate museum in the Jefferson Davis mansion was formally opened Satur day. The services were very simple, consisting of prayer by Rev. Dr. Moses D. Hoge and an oration by Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, who was introduced by the governor. Elected Grand Master. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 22.—,T. F. Mc Cool, of Kosciusko, speaker of the Mis sissippi house, has been elected grand master of the masonic grand lodge and Secretary of State J. L. Power re elected grand secretary for the 27 th consecutive year. Shut Down Ended. Pittsburgh, l'a., Feb. 22.—The shut down of the Pittsburgh & Indiana com bine ended Saturday and work resumed at ull their factories, giving employ ment to several thousand workmen. The period of idleness extended over six weeks. Favors One Cent Postage. New York, Feb. 22.—At a session of the American Newspaper Publishers' association held Friday, the association emphatically endorsed Congressman Loud's (rep., Cal.) bill for the proposed one-cent postal law. A Disastrous Fire. Phillipiburg, N. J., Feb. 22.—A disas trous fire occurred at Junct ion, 12 m:les from here, Friday night. The general store of J. Hunley and i.liree dwelling houses adjoining were destroyed mid six other houses were damaged. The loss will reach $10,000, with partial in surance. Origin unknown. Trolley Car Bandits Convicted. Chicago, Feb. 22. John Carr and John Smith were Saturday morning found guilty of holding up a North Shore trolley car on October 4 last and robbing and maltreating the 11 passengers. Albert JJurk, who was al so on trial, was acquitted. Will Represent the Mikado. Tokio, Feb. 22.—Marquis Yamagata, field marshal and inspector general .of the Japanese army, has been desig nated as the representative of Japan at the coronation of the emperor of Russia at Moscow. Steamer Beached and Saved- I.ondon, Fob. 22.—The lire in the hold of the British steamer Missouri, which was beached at Falmouth, Fri day has been extinguished and lier car be discharged. ft '•Tvn. s-1 A. HUMORIST GQP- Death at Asheville, N. 0., of Edgar Willis Nye. The Famous Funny Man Gained His First Success Through the Boomerang. Asheville, N. C., Feb. 22.—Edgar \V. Nye, better known as "Dill" Nye, died at his home at Buck Shoals, about one o'clock Saturday afternoon. Sorrow at News In Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 22.—The peo ple of Laramie and Cheyenne heard the news of Bill Nye's death with keen regret Saturday afternoon. The old Boomerang office, over the stable, will be draped with mourning, [t -was there that the gentle William made his reputation, saying that "to get to our office, you go down the alley, enter the stuble, twist the gray mule's tail, and immediately take the ele vator." Y'. Sketch of Nye's Career. '-FfJ, Edgar Willis Nye, or ••Bill" Nye, as he is much better known to his friends and the public, was born in Shirley, Piscataquis county, Me., August 25, 1850, but at the age of two years, according to his own story, he took his parents by the hand and led tliem to the west. They went to Wisconsin, and there,on the banks of the St. Croix river, young Nyo was brought up on a farm. He received an academical education at Fall River, Wis., and in 1S76 went to Wyoming territory, where he studied law, and was admitted to the bar. There, as he says, he practiced law in a quiet way, "although frequently warned by the authorities not to do so." He had plenty of leisure time on his hands, which he used In writing a Sunday letter for the Cheyenne Sun at the rate of one dollar a column. In one of his humor ous autobiographical sketches Mr. Nye says that that sum, which amounted to nearly JG0 a year, so dwarfed his returns from his law practice that he decided to take up newspaper writing as a profession, and accordingly moved to Denver, wheie he obtained a position on the staff of the Denver Tribune. .He corresponded from Denver for the Salt I.ake Tribune. L,ater a new paper was started in Laramie called the Boom erang, after a favorite mule owned by Nye, and which he called "Boomerang" be cause he never knew where it wouW strike. At the time Nye edited the Boomerang It was published over a livery stable. A sign on the door instructed callers to "twist the tail of the gray mule and take the elevator." The Boomerang was quoted all over the country and Nye began to get his reputa tion as a humorist of note at that time. The paper was not a financial success, but it was the foundation for the fortune which Nye afterwards made as a humor ist. Like many humorists, Mr. Nye was man of almoBt womanly gentleness of dis position. His amiability was never :louded, and his good humor was as spon taneous as it was good-natured. He never forgot a friend. In later years his writings and lecturing brought an income of over $30,000 a year, and he will leave a moderate fortune "to his widow and children. Mr. Nye was married In 1S77 to MISH Fanny Smith, of Chicago. With her and their children Nye lived happily for a long time on the banks of the St. Croix, and they went with him to New York city and made home bright on Staten Island. Of late years, when he was not going about the country on lecturing tours, Nye has passed mo3t of his time at his country place near this city. Some of the experiences of his life on this farm are among his quaintest and best efforts. Of his appearance all that Is necessary to say Is that he "looked like his pictures," and there is hardly a man, wom an or child who reads newspapers who docs not know them by heart. Perhaps the most famous of Ills humorous wiit Ings was the letter to the president of tf.e United States accepting the poBtmaster shlp at Laramie City. That letter was commented upon in seriousness by the London Times, and the comment was, per haps, as funny us the original letter, when all the circumstances are taken into con sideration. BANK CLEARINGS. New York $0t9,055,583 Chicago 84.574,933 Boston S3,508,510 Philadelphia 00,029,024 St. Louis 22,402,535 San Francisco 14,802,604 Baltimore 14,113,708 Pittsburgh 13,775,674 Cincinnati 10,542,050 Kansas City 9,935,574 New Orleans 9,950,522 Buffalo 4,097,150 Milwaukee 5,490,315 Detroit 5,694,171 Louisville 5,517,459 Minneapolis 6,218,411 Omaha 3,956,400 Providence 5,231,400 Cleveland 5,840,542 Houston 5,999,767 St. Paul 4,635.485 Denver 2,717,308 Indianapolis 3.706,215 Columbus, 0 2,933,200 Hartford 2.241,278 Richmond 2,206,554 Washington 1,904,203 Dallas 2,876,542 St. Joseph 1,139,114 Peoria 1,539,400 Memphis 2,078,135 Portland, Ore 896,541 Rochester 1,491,852 New Haven ,420,440 Savannah 2,702,932 Springfield, Mass 1,419,975 Worcester 1,306,865 Portland, Me 1.055,787 Atlanta 1,537,348 Fort Worth 1,21)0,440 Waco 1,569,093 Syracuse 1,026,504 Des Moines 907,637 Grand Rapids 721,989 Seattle 589,500 Lowell 594,995 Norfolk 1,05b,996 BIoux City 431,619 Los Angeles 1,029,402 Tacoma 545,915 Spokane 417,940 Jacksonville SSI 6.0 15.0 .1 8.2 23.3 29.3 95.8 io!8 48.0 3.2 4.7 8.1 32.6 10.6 10.3 11.2 51.0 15.1 8.4 5.1 3.5 7.1 12.4 13.7 23^6 34.0 13.7 13.4 15.8 14.3 30.4 10.1 17.2 58.0 "i."9 22.1 3.3 3i'.i 8.1 30.3 12.3 l.S 5.9 20.3 15.3 30.8 14.4 16.4 7 271,704 Lincoln 215,651 New Bedford 460,710 Wichita 409,480 Birmingham S72.267 Topeka 655,704 Lexington, Ky 246,424 Blnghamton 337,200 Bay City, Mich 292,090 Fall River 910,816 Akron, 0 268,385 Sprlnglleld, 0 181,985 Canton, 0 188,000 Sioux Falls 86,092 Fremont, Neb 54,106 Hastings, Neb 60,661 Chattanooga 289,619 Fargo 110,480 Nashville 1.019,632 Ualveston 4,610,015 Salt Lake J.293,SM Scranton 745,365 Helena 437,476 Kalamazoo 305,733 Rockford 182,338 Augusta 670,039 Toledo 1,234,330 Davenport 149,531 Dayton. 0 548,282 lviioxvllle, Tenn 406,581 32.5 51.2 53.0 27.6 27.2 30 14.0 26.1 4.5 9.5 38.7 i'.i jjs-'V 6.2 28.4 4.9 28.6 5.: l.n 12.1 33.8 H'.i) 8.9 34.1 Total y. S ».M2J244J:48 SLI Shot Dead by a Trump, Italeigh, N. C., Feb. 22.—At Weldon early Saturday morning MatthewDodd, the engineer of the Seuboard Air Line's \estibule train, was shot through the heart by a negro tramp. The latter was in the engine cab, when Dodd told him to leave. The tramp again got into the cab and was put out. He drew a pistol, and standing a few feet away killed Dodd. The tramp wue Cap tured. PECULIAR POISONS. GENERATED IN TIIK HUMAN BODY. The Result oi Imperfect Digestion of Food. Kvery living thing, plant or animal, contains within itself the geruis of certain decay and death. In the human body these germs of disease and death (called by scientists Ptomaines), are usually the results of imperfect digestion of food the result of indigestion or dyspepsia. The stomach, from abuse, weak nets, does not promptly and thor oughly digest the food. The result is a heavy, sodden mass which fer ments (the first process of decay) poisoniDg the blood, making it thin, weak, and lacking in red corpuscles poisoning the brain causing head aches and pain-iu the eyes. Bad digestion irritates the heart, causing palpitation and finally bring ing on disease of this very importaut organ. Poor digestion poisons the kidneys, causing Briglit's disease and diabetes. And this is so because every organ, every nerve dependtj upon the stom ach alone for nourishment and re newal, and weak digestion shows itself not only in loss of appetite and flesh, but in weak nerves and muddy complexion. The great English scientist, Huxley said the best start in life is a sound stomach. Weak stomachs fail to di gest food properly, because they lack the proper quantity of digestive acids (lactic and hydrochloric) and pepto genic products the most sensible remedy in all cases of indigestion, is to-take after each meal, one or two of Stuait's Dyspepsia Tablets, because they supply in a pleasant-, harmless forui all the elements that weak stomachs lack. The regular use of Stuart's Dyspep sia Tablets will cure every form of stomach trouble except cancer of the stomach. They increase flesh, insure xure blood, strong nerves, a bright eye and clear complexion, because all these result only from wholesome food well digested. Nearly all druggists sell Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets at 50 cents full sized packages or by mail by enclos ing price to Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich., but ask your druggist first. New Train Service To Kansas City. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. has just added to its service a night train in both directions on its Kansas City Division in addition to the day train, which will still con tinue to run. Southbound the new train Will arrive in Kansas City iu the morning in ample time to make connection with the outgoing morn ing trains on all southern and southwestern roads. Passengers for Otttnmwa, Excelsior Springs, Kansas City or points south or southwest of Kansas City, will find this a most de sirable route. A through sleepipg car will be run between Savanna, Cedur Rapids and Kansas City, and free reclining e.hair car and coaches between Chicago, Savanna, Cedar Rapids and Kansas City. Meals will be served on train en route. The agents of the Chicago, Milw&ukeee & St. Paul R'y ant', connecting lines will furnish any further information disirable. FAMILIES RENDERED HOMELESS. Serious Fir© at JJaltlmore Causes Much Distress* Baltimore, Mil., Feb. 22. Fifteen families were rendered homeless and several penniless by a lire which wrecked four dwellings, damaged four others badly and eight others more or less at Hare and Canton streets. Can ton, e.irly Saturday morning. Frame sheds and outbuildings of the 10 dwellings nere completely destroyed. Adjoining houses were injured by water. All day Saturday the wretched peo ple searched among the blackened ru ins of their houses in the hope that something might be saved from the general wreck*. Many of them escaped in their night clothe* aiul saved noth ing else. They are being given tempo rary shelter among friends in the vi cinity. The sufferers are all poor Pol ish anil ]Sohemin.u families who failed lo insure their household effects. The tolal loss is less than $10,D!)l), FAMOUS SOCIALIST DEAD. Close of the Career of Dr. Franz tierau, of liroo lyn. New York, Feb. 22.—Dr. Franz Oerau, who for years had been the leading cocialist in the United States, is dead at his home in Brooklyn of cancer of the stomach. lie was also known as the founder of the jircoklyn Labor lyceuni, which immediately adjoined his residence. Dr. Gerau was born i» Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1634. IJis father was an officer of high rank in the Prussian army. For participating in an attack on the church of St. Paul, Frankfort-on-the-Main, he was exiled from Germany. He came to the United States. He successfully practiced med icine in Germany for inr.ny years. Iowa Democratic Convention*, Dcs Moines, la., Feu. 22.—The demo cratic state central committee met Friday to fix the dates for the two state conventions to be held this season. For the spring convention, to name delegates to the national convention. Dubuque was chosen. The date was fixed on May B0. Ottumwa was chosen as the location of the convention to name a state ticket. Committees were named to select temporary officers for the convention, make the arrangements and issue the culls. The date is August 12. Called to Consider a Strike. Chicago, Feb. 22.—At the instance of the CWic federation, Mayor Swift has si/ned a letter to the state board of arbitration, calling that body together for the first time, to consider the strike oi the clothing-cu Iters and trimmers and if possible to adjust the differences between the manufacturers and sirik fr». 5Vr THE BOOTHS OUT. Action of London Headquarters Forces Them to Withdraw. They Issue a Statement to the Army —An Explanation from a London Army Official. New York, Feb. 22.—Commander Hal lington ISoot-h and his wife Maud Jtal lington ISooth are no longer at the head of the American division of the Salvation Army and have declined to accept a foreign appointment. They gave up their command at midnight on Thursday. The cause of the im mediate severance of their relations with the Salvation Army of the United States was a peremptory demand by Commander Herbert ISooth, represent ing the international headquarters in London, for the immediate transfer to the commissioner of the international headquarters of the command in this country, which carries with it the title to all property of the armj in the United States. There arc various ver sions of the difficulty between Com mander and Mrs. ISooth and the inter national headquarters. Commander and Mrs. Booth have given to the press a statement, in which they announce their decision not to seek to take advantage of the strong feeling respecting their farewell exist ing in all parts of the country by at tempting to sever the United States branch of the army from the parent organization, ns a separate :ir inde pendent movement. Statement from Mr. and Sirs. Booth. Continuing, the statement says: "Owing to our inability to longer work freely as leaders in the army under existing circum stances, we have made known to London our decision not to accept another appoint ment. This does not mean that we will no longer be Salvationists, nor that we shall be any other than the warmest friends of our comrades throughout the world. "We, therefore, proposed as wisely and as expeditiously as possible, to relinquish and hand over our command fully and ab solutely to the Incoming commissioners, when they arrived. "London headquarters, however, sent over three separate representatives un announced (we grant at sacrifice and cost), who pressed us to an Immediate decision, offering us proposals we could not accept. Friday at midnight, with most uncalled for precipitation, with authority of Inter national headquarters. Commander Her bert Booth demanded that we, hand over our keys and offices by ten o'clock Satur day morning. We had, therefore, no al ternative but to accept our peremptory dis missal. "In relinquishing our command, we are giving up all, nor have we any plans or prospects for this emergency. We have repeatedly called upon all our troops to stand by the army, its general and its prin ciples. We do so again. May God's bless ing rest upon our country, the army and all." llooths Superseded In Command. It appears that, tlie resignation of Commander and Mis. Booth from the Sulvation Army, following the row that was raised by their being ordered to "farewell" by the general in London, has already been communicated to the headquarters across the sea. Saturday afternoon the following statement was made by Col. Nicol, the editor in chief of the army's publications in England, and one ot the commissioners who was to try the 1 Sooths by court-martial. The statement shows that the Booths have been superseded in command. It says: A Statement. 1. "The resignation of the Commander and Mrs. Balllngton Booth,which has been tendered by them to the International headquarters, has not yet been accepted by the general, in whom alone Is vested the power to accept resignations of territorial leaders, 2. "We do not accept any responsibility for the commander's deplorable action. 3. "Commandant Herbert Booth was in structed by the international headquarters to come to New York and confer with his brother on the matter in question and hav ing done so has returned to Toronto. 4. "The international headquarters have Instructed Col. Eadle to assume the tem porary direction of affairs. "We are awaiting further advices. "We are going on with our work. God lives and the flag waves.' There was very little excitement ex pressed at headquarters, mid there wasa well-deliued fear of saying anything that might get the tnlker into trouble. Col. Eadie said that he had absolute ly nothing to say except what appeared in the statement above. He said he had no idea where the commander and his wife were.and all others seemed equally in the dark as to this fact. It is impossible to state at this time whether the Booths will carry the army with them or not. Gen. Booth is in India, and it will be some time before the matter is straightened out. Nine Years In Command* For nine years Ballington Booth had been in command here. He had found the army weak and struggling, despised and ridiculed. He put his whole soul's energy into the work. By his side was his wife, a woman of high education, great personal magnetism and un doubted ability. She shared equally his labors, and while he dealt with men she organized the famous slum corps and inaugurated a wonderful re ligious work among the outcast women. A month ago an order was issued by Gen. William Booth, the head of the Salvation Armies of the world, reliev ing Commander Booth and ordering him to report to him in London in April. The order came from India, where the general now is on his tour of inspection around the world. The news greatly surprised the aiwy in America. Noth lug like it was expeoted. It is claimed Gen.Booth found much to displease him in the management of the army in America. He thought it was growi too aristocratic. "You must keep it the gutter." he said. •300,000 in Cash Tied Up, The latest financial report of the army showed that the property stand jpg in Commander Booth's name in various purts of the country was valued at over $300,000, exclusive of the head quarters In this city, which are rated at $150,000. There are large deposits of money in banks credited to various funds for army work which cannot bo touched until a formal transfer is made. ITOTICE IN PROBATE, To Whom It May Conoerni You and each of you are hereby notified to appear at tlie Court Uousc in Cresco, Howard county, Iowa, on the 21st day of March A. 1), 1890, at 10 o'clock s. m., to attend the probate of an Instrument purporting to be the last Will aud Testament, of James C. Fellows, late ot Howard County, Iowa, de ceased, at which time and place you will appearand show cause, if any, why said will should not be admitted to probate. In testimony Whereof I have hereunto sub scribed my name and affixed tlie seal of said office, tills 24th day of February 1896. 8. S. CULVER, 4rw3 Clerk of Diet. Cotir Dr. Miles' Pain Pills stop Headache. Or. Mile*' Vtifi Pills care Neuralgia. & Piatt KELLBW'5 Suits! ir *-'L is still selling all goods at Less Prices than any other party in the county. All who have bought of him know that to be true. Prices are only misleading and used to deceive. Give me a call and be convinced that no other parties sell as cheaply. D. PLATT. 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