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THE HERALD.
mmnanmuD. «olobado.
To lose our charity In defense of our
religion Is to sacrifice the citadel to
maintain the breastworks.
Constant success shows us but one
side of the world, for jt surrounds us
with flatterers who will tell us only
our merits, and silences our enemies*
from whom alone we might learn our
defects.
A volume treating of the returns of
the latest federal census haj< Just
been issued at Washington. It has
come out In Its turn. This is a splen
did system of ours and there is rea
son to believe that In the course of a
few decades we will be able to know
something about the nation as it was
a quurter of a century ago.
Serious calamity is reported to have
befallen the crops In nearly every part
of Ireland. The situation Is most ser
ious nlong the Atlantic seaboard, where
the potato crop, which is almost the
sole dependence of the population, lias
heon ruined by blight and a wet sum
mer. The excess of rain has inflicted
injury also upon hay and grain. The
harvest in general is described as the
worst since 1879, when there was great
distress.
The stride of the German soldier is
thirty-one and one-half, inches, with a
cadence of one hundred and twelve
steps a minute. The French soldier
has a stride two inches shorter, and a
cadence of one hundred and fifteen
Bteps a minute. The difference typi
fies the methodical character of the
one nationality and the mercurial tem
perament of the other. Far distant be
the day when these varying steps shall
meet in a hostile onset!
An English inventor lias contrived
an instrument, which he calls the
“dromograph,” intended to record the
time and photograph the finish of a
race, whether of horses, athletes or bi
cycles. When, at the start, the con
testants break a cord an electric bell
rings and a chronograph begins to re
cord the time. The breaking of the
string at tlie finish stops the chrono
graph and at the same Instant exposes
a photographic plate, on which the po
sition of the contestants at the end of
the race is recorded.
Utah is increasing in population
faster than any state in the Union.
Her mines, her fields and her factories
yield their fullness of wealth annually.
The best people in America are set
tling within her borders. One hun
dred towns and villages have popula
tions of nearly 2,500 each, showing
how equally the population is distrib
uted. There is one thing, however,
that Utah needs very much. There is
a scarcity of printing presses. Thirty
one of the towns referred to have no
printing offices and no newspapers. It
would seem that this is a condition
that cannot exist for any great length
of time.
The heat of competition and the
overcrowding of trades ami professions
is the subject of anxious consideration
among young men and their well
wishers; hut the fuct remains that
everywhere are places calling for the
satisfactory occupant. In a large town
in one of the populous middle states
threo congregations are vainly search
ing for acceptable pastors; two young
doctors, returned from careful instruc
tion and practice in foreign hospitals,
have, in spite of dire predictions to the
contrary, built up large practices; and
a manufacturer in the same town de
clares that he has two positions of five
thousand dollars' salary each which he
is anxious to fill. Nor is the situation
in this town unique. Mediocrity Is not
wanted, hut in every line of work ex
ceptional ability is in increasing de
mand.
The ex-governor of one of our
wealthiest states said to the writer
the other day: “When I read an or
dinary little country newspaper
(something he does several times ev
ery day) and then turn to one of our
great metropolitan papers I at once
observe the chasm that Is dividing the
newspapers of the country Into two
classes, on one side of which is the
country paper, with its homely, honest
ways, and on the other the hired mud
machine of an anonymous assassin. A
conflict between these two elements Is
now at hand. The metropolitan is In
vading the territory of the country
editor, and it is the latter's duty to
drive It back, not only as a means of
self-protection, but to protect the mor
als of his community. The average
metropolitan paper is immoral in more
ways than one. It plants seeds of
poison wherever it goes.” To all of
which we say amen. Country people
ought to support the home paper.
Whether it is Democratic, Republican,
Populistic, Prohibitionist, it should be
taken in preference to the “metropoli
tan mud machines.”
New York pneumatic mail tubes
cover only the most important needs
of the city for the rapid transit of
mails, but they demonstrate what will
be gained by extending them. The
time elapsing between the forwarding
and receipt of a mall in the under
ground tubes is measured In seconds.
According to the auditor’s report for
1895 Cook county people own only
$12,05-1 worth of diamonds and Jewel
ry. The amount of paste In use at
these great social functions must be
something extraordinary.
Disease; whose name end in Itis
teem to multiply. Why not ndd to the
list hillilis, or a malady common to
lcgirilators? Its chief characteristic
is an apparently uncontrollable desire
to multiply bills which never get be
yond the stage of reference to a com
mittee. The approaching session of
congress will doubtless see the develop
ment of some severe cases.
It Is safe to say that this California
Craven widow would not care to he
Senator Fair's widow if there was no
money attached to the relationship
A TRAIN ROBBERY.
SANTA FE 19 THE SUFFERER
Hkfc lllown Open itt a Point Near Orant,
New Mexico, l>y a Party riioiifctit to He
lllaek •lack’M Ci»iik-
Albuquerque, N. M.. Nov. 7.—Th* No.
1 1 passenger train of tin* Santa Fe Pa
cific, which was held up at Grurft’s
station last night, reached tills city at
11:30 o’clock this morning. Conductor
Aldrich states that Just as the train
came to a halt at Grant's, a fusiladc of
shots rang out in the air. and as far
as he could see several nieu boarded
tlie train, one mi tin* engine. He and
tiie engineer, 11. 1 >. McCarty, were nil
tlie platform, but ran and caught the
train as i: was moving out, the fire
man, Henry Abel, being compelled at
tlie point of a cocked revolver to pull
tlie train up at tin* stock yards, about
two miles distant. Tlie conductor, ful
ly realizing that something was wrong,
left the train at tin* stock yards, where
tlie robbers had ordered tin* train
stopped, and rail buck to the station,
telegraphing tin* news to Division Su
perintendent Hubbard at Gallup and
Sheriff Iliihbcll.
In tlie meantime, however, the rob
bers. who wore false lieards and were
unmasked, cut the mail coach, day and
chair coaches and tin* Pullman sleeper
from the engine and express car, and
tlie fireman was again ordered to pull
tlie latter further up tlie road. They
commenced dynamiting the express car.
and tlie third explosion blew out one
end of the ear. Abel I icing forced to as
sist the robbers. Once inside they
picked out a safe, which they surmised
contained considerable money and val
uables. and placed on it a stick of dy
namite. a few lumps of coal on tlie
dynamite, and then attached a fuse,
which they lit, and blew a hole in tlie
safe. They helped themselves to a
nmnlier of packages containing gold
and silver coin, which they placed in
a sack, and then left the ear. going in
the direction of the Malpoi rocks,
where their horses were picketed. The
express car was on fire, and Abel,
thoroughly frightened, and after seeing
tin* robbers at a safe distance, backed
tlie engine and express ear into the
other portion of the train lcf; standing
at the stock yards, and in consequence
the express ear. day coach and chair
ear were telescoped and all three de
stroyed by fire.
Express Route Agents Ray and Tice,
who went out to the scene last night,
returned this morning, and they state*
that the robbers did not get into tlie
most valuable safe, which, with two
others, were badly warped and dam
aged by fire. They think, however,
that the robbers secured several hun
dred dollars, but the exact amount will
not lie known for some time, as all the
papers and records of the ear and safe
were burned in the fire. The baggage
was all removed before the fire got un
der headway and saved, and the pas
sengers. soiiK* of whom were badly
frightened, were not disturbed.
The robbers are thought to be several
desperate cowboys who are familiar
with that section of the road. A jsisse
of officers Is still in pursuit.
Santa Fe. N. M.. Nov. 7.-United
States Marshal Forakcr left to-night
for tho scene of last night’s train rob
bery on the Santa Fe & Pacific road.
Immediately upon being apprised of
tho robbery ho wired the attorney gen
oral. requiting authority to place live
picked men on the trail I»f the robbers,
bill had received no response up to tin*
time of his departure.
Marshal Forakcr says tin* robbery
was undoubtedly the work of the Black
•Tack gang, who last week returned to
Arizona from the Sierra Madre moun
tains in Mexico, and who were heard
of a few days ago at Solomonville. on
the Now Mexico-Arlzonn line. There
are eight men in tlu* band.
NINETEEN MEN DROWNED.
Tin* Stonier Malm Foundered on l.uke
l-rle Durinj; a Terrible dale.
Buffalo. X. Y„ Nov. S.-Tlie Western
Transit Company’s steamer Idaho,
which left Buffalo yesterday afternoon
for Chicago,laden with package* freight,
foundered off Long Point, on Lake
Erie, during a furious gale at -1 o’clock
yt*sterday morning. The first mute
and one sailor, who succeeded in reach
big the rigging, were rescued by tin*
steamer Mariimsn late this afternoon
and brought here. The rest of the crew,
numliering nineteen, were undoubtedly
drowned.
The names of the two men saved are
Isolds l*iForce. .Jr., second mute, and
William Gill, a deck hand, living at 137
Kent street. Rochester, New York.
When tin* steamer Mariposa arrived
in port, alsmt midnight last night, with
the news of tin* disaster to the Idaho,
and having on l>onnl tin* two survivors
of tlie crew. Captain Root had this to
say regarding the storm on the lake
and the rescue of tlie two men:
"II was one of iin* worst gales I ever
experienced in all my years on tin*
lakes. We started from Chicago with
a load of <fats. All tlie way down the
lakes we had a light with tin* storm,
and I thought once or twice of putting
in somewhere until it blew over. I am
glad I did not. for I fear if I had these
two iik*ii who ennie down with me
would have to join their mates by this
time.
CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS EXCITED
l*roniliu*iit F.xpotit’iit of the Fitlth In Knn
hiih City Concealed a Cane of Diphtheria.
Kansas City. Mo.. Nov. S.—Nothing
ever stirred tin* Christian Scientists of
Kansas City as the arrest of Mrs. A. .1.
Baird, Christian Science healer, for fail
ing to notify tlu* health authorities of a
ease of diphtheria which she had treat
ed. Among tlu* 1.500 or 2,000 Scientists
in the city there are few who do not
support .Mrs. Baird iu her controversy
with the health officers. She will not
lack lawyers when she appears in [>o
liee court W«slnesday next, and should
sin* he convict«kl it Is certain that ap
peal to tlu* court of final resort will Im*
taken.
The health officers look on Mrs.
Baird’s offense as serious; they say the
laws to protect the public health will
be quite useless if people are to be al
lowed to conceal coutoglous diseases,
as Mrs. Bainl did in this case, and
they are determined on n test case.
Iliilleru'orlh I.lkely to Die.
Cleveland. Ohio, Nov. 7.—The physi
cians in attendance upon Mnjor Benja
min Butterworth. who is ill with pneu
monia tit tlu* Hollenden hotel, give but
lit tie encouragement for his recovery.
It was stated at 10 o’clock this evening
that lie would not die during the night,
but the physicians could not toll wheth
er he would get well. Mr. Butter
worth’s wife and daughter, who were
summoned from Cincinnati, are at his
bedside.
AfrltllH Still Fighting.
Simla. Nov. 7. official dispatches
from Maidiin. in tlu* '.Maidan valley,
where the British column under Sir
William Lockhart is encamped, say
that a large deputation of tlu* Omk
zuis lias entered the camp to treat for
peace, but as yet the Afridis give no
signs of yielding.
Meanwhile the triliesmeu cut tint
tolograph wires nightly, persistently
hurrase tho expedition, fire at long
range on every baggage convoy cross
ing the Arhanga pass, and attack ev
ery foraging party. One of tlie latter
narrowly escaped massacre. Several
have been killed or wounded In these
desultory encounters. Among tin*
killed was Lieutenant Giffartl of tlu*
Northamptonshire regiment. Lieuten
ant Sullivau of the Sikhs wus badly
wounded.
TO BE TRIED AGAIN.
Competitor Crew Will Have to Stand
Court Martial.
Washington, Nov. <».- A telegram
came to the State Department to-day
from United States Acting Consul
Springer, at Havana, as follows:
"Trial l»y court-martial of Competi
tor prisoners will lie held Monday next.
Will attend."
There are live of these prisoners,
namely: Alfred Luborde. William Gil
dea. Onu Melton, Charles Harnett and
William Leavitt. They were arrested
on the Conqiotitor April 2.”. lSDtl. on a
charge of lauding arms for the insur
gents. and have been held in dose con
finement ever since. May 8. IS!Mi. they
were tried by a naval court-martial and
sentenced to death. Only tin* most en
ergetic acion by the United States gov
ernment prevented the immediate exe
cution of this sentence, and after ne
gotiations direct with Madrid. Weyler
having proved unrelenting, an order
was secured for a new trial, the Ma
drid judicial reviewing authorities hav
ing adjudged the proceeding informal.
The contention of our government
lias been that these men were properly
subject to the protection afforded by
till* Cushing proetoeol. and entitled to
counsel, to be confronted with 'wit
nesses and all of the guarantees of a
fair trial contained in that agreement.
The Spanish claim has been that the
men. being taken arms in hand, and
not on laud, are excluded from the
benefits of the proetoeol. The news
now coming that they are to be tried by
court-martial again is not reassuring,
as it amounts to an insistence by tin*
Spanish upon their contention, which,
If carried out, will lend to the reimpo
sition of the dentil penalty, though
clemency may lie extended by General
Hlanco.
I Iannis Taylor, ex-minister to Spain,
to-night made the following statement:
“To the Associated Press: As certain
journals have deemed it necessary to
assert that the present administration
is in no wise responsible for my acts as
a private citizen, I deem i; my duty to
ratify that statement. The publica
tions signed by me and based on data
accessible to everybody, were made up
on my sole responsibility from a grave
sense of public duty, which I cannot
doubt is fully appreciated by the peo
ple of the United States, who are en
titled to my testimony.
“I am sure that the present adminis
tration is doing its entire patriotic
duty, and I have for it no adverse crit
icism whatever. On the other hand,
I cannot believe that any one author
ized to speak for It lias ventured to
criticise mo in any particular, as all
know that I have discharged every ob
ligation due to it. whether personal or
official, with punctilious fullness."
CHINESE WILL REPLACE WHITES
The Coal Mine* of Northern Illinois Are
to lie For! Mini unit (•iirriNoiu-il.
Chicago. Nov. 7.—Tlie Times-llcrald
says: Chinese coal miners are to take
tin* placet* of Americans in tlu* North
ern Illinois district. An attempt will
Ik_* made to break the strike that exists
and 800 skilled Celestials have been
picked for tin* work.
They will all liettr arms, live Inside a
(Litling-gun equipped stockade and Im'
body-guarded by 100 former Chicago
lMillcemeu.
An agent of tlu* Chinese Six Compa
nies was in Chicago last week and
made a contract with tlu* Wilmington
Coal Company to deliver tin* 800 Chi
namen at tlu* mines of the Wilmington-
Braldwood district. The first consign
ment of 200 will arrive next 'Pnesdny.
and t'lie others will he on hand as soon
as provisions can he made to take can*
of them. Arrangements for an addi
tional 1.000 Chinese miners have l*een
made conditional on the success of the
first venture.
Elaborate preparations have been
completed to take care of the first sou
Chinamen and give them ample protec
tion.
A CHANCE FOR HANNA.
Republican* Will Have a Majority of Five
In the Ohio I.eglHlature.
•Columbus, O.. Nov. 8.—'Pile only im
portant development in the status of
tlie new General Assembly to-day was
the decision in the Wood county case,
which once more removes, that county
from the doubtful list to tin* Republi
can column. The court instructed the
election supervisors of Wood county
to canvass the returns from the dis
puted precinct, which gives the elec
tion to Captain O. I’. Morris, the Re
publican candidate for representative
by .‘51 plurality. This news was re
ceived by Chairman Nash of the Re
publican state committee with evident
satisfaction, though it was not differ
ent from what he had expected. The
decision had a significance which
could not be expressed, inasmuch ns
it put mi end to talk of other contests
j on the same ground. Chairman Nash
does not believe the ease will be np
. pealed by the Democrats, since the law
j in the case is plain. There was some
talk of an injunction against the su
pervisors, lint it was not confirmed.
Should no further changes lie made,
the Republicans will have a majority
of five on joint ballot, as claimed by
chairman Nash.
Ilopmilom In Iowh.
Des Moines. Iowa. Nov. (5.—Three col
ored desperadoes, armed with a shot
gun and two big revolvers, held up the
mining town of Marquisville. four
miles north of here to-night. 'Hicy
walked into the pool room, and, call
ing on fifty miners to hold up their
hands, one of the party went through
fheir pockets. The miners had just
been paid and quite a sum was taken.
After the robbery file desperadoes
strutted around town and gloated over
their work for a few minutes. They
fin*d many shots, but no one was hurt.
They are still at large.
Yellow- Fever Clntrhe* llroken.
New Orleans, Nov. 7.—There lias been
ft decrease in the number of yellow
fever cases since yesterday and the sit
uation is further Improved. Very few
places are now quarantined against
New Orleans, and there has been a
general revival in business.
KlorhlM Hotel Itiirned.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 0.—A special
from St. Augustine to tin* Times-Uuion
and Citizen says:
The Hotel San M..rco, one of the fin
est and most commodious hotels in this
city, was burned to tin* ground lids
morning, entailing a loss of about $250,•»
000, with legs than $50,000 lusuruuce.
THE PENSION ROLL.
COMMISSIONER’S ANNUAL RE
PORT.
Mr. Kviuni Shows m (iuln of 5,330 Pension
ers Over I.»st Year -There Are Almost
it Million of Them.
Washington, Nov. s—The first an
nual rejxirt of the commissioner of pen
sions, H. Clay Evans, to tlu* secretary
of the interior was made public to-day.
There were addetl to the pension rolls
(luring the year the names of 60,101
new pensioners and there were restored
to the rolls 3.071 pensioners who had
been previously dropped, a total of 54,-
072.
During tlu* same period tin* losses to
tlu* roll were 31.0(50 by death, 1,074 by
remarriage of widows and mothers.
1,845 by legal limitation (minors), 2,(583
for failure to claim pension for three
years and 4.5(50 for other causes, an ag
gregate of 41.122.
The whole number of pensioners on
tlu* rolls June 30, 1807. was 07(5,014.
The gain over the previous year was
6,330.
Seven widows of revolutionary sol
diers are still on tin* rolls.
During tlie year 70,234 claims of var
ious classes were disallowed. This
number, however, does not include
claims which were made for higher
rates of pensions.
The amount disbursed for pensions
by tlu* pension agents during tlu* year
was $130,709,242, and tin* amount dis
bursed by treasury settlement was
$150,175. a total of $130,040,717. This
exceeds tin* amount disbursed during
the fiscal year of 1800 by the sum of
$1,504,480, If 1 1,(571 certificates which
were held in the bureau until July 1.
1807. had l»cen mailed to tlu* pension
agents during the fiscal year they
would have required first payments
amounting to $2,101,004. besides tin* ad
ditional value, which would also have
been a charge upon tin* appropriation.
This amount, addl'd to that actually
disbursed, makes an aggregate of
$141,000,030. Tho appropriation for tin*
payment of pensions for tlu* fiscal year
1807 was duly $140.0u0,000. The aver
age annual value of each pension at
the close of tin* year was $133.17. The
average annual value of each pension
under tin* general law was $102.04, each
under the act of June 27. 1800. was
$100.25. The aggregate annual value
of till pensions at the close of the year
was $120,705,428. This, of course, ex
cludes tlu* eases that were held up.
There wen* forty-four original and
seven duplicate bounty land claims ad
mitted and 145 original claims of tins
character rejected.
In conclusion, tin* report recommend
ed tlu* publication of a complete list
of pensioners and of the passage of a
law to tho end that no pensions be
granted to the widow of any soldier
that shull marry hereafter.
THE FEDERAL ARTILLERY FORCE
New York C.’liiiiiilmt of Commerce Urge* a
Large Increase In It.
New York. Nov. s.—The New York
Ohnmberof Commerce has adopted tlu*
following resolutions:
“Whereas, The United States is now
constructing modern sea coast defenses ,
to include over 500 liigh-power guns.
1,000 12-second mortars and 3(50 rapid
firing gnus, to lu* grouped at 110 dif
ferent jtoint.s at about twenty-live dif
ferent harbors, and has made an ap
propriation for over 350 high-power |
guns and about* the same number of i
12-pouml mortars, of which one-half
can bo iu their implaeeinents by June.
181)8. and,
"Whereas, The present United States
artillery f«rc<r ie wholly Inadequate to
care for and properly man these guns
in their lmphicements, or to be prop
erly organized into a defensive sys
tem or to furnish a nucleus of instruct
ed artillerymen for the proper man
ning of these defenses in case of war;
therefore, lx.* it
“Resolved, That we, the Chamber of
Commerce of the city of New York,
being fully impressed with the* urgent
need of an increase in number of the
federal artillery force to properly in
sure the vast amount of property of
our city and other sea coast cities
against destruction and levying of con
tributions that would he visited upon
us in the event of war with foreign
nations, do earnestly request and urge
the President and Congress of tlie
United States to take such immediate
action as will provide ft force of
trained artillerymen for the proper
manning of our sea coast defenses, and
It is believed by us that 110 sea coast
batteries requiring a numerical in
crease of the army of about 4,000 artil
lerymen is absolutely necessary to ac
complish these purposes.”
FREIGHT RATES LOWER YET.
Overland Route* Are Trying to Force tlie I
Gulf Linen Into hu Agreement.
Chicago. Nov. s.—War against the ;
lines running from tlu* Gulf to Colo- ;
rado points has !>een openly declared
by tin; roads reaching the same points .
through Chicago. St. Louis and Kan
sas city. The Gulf lines insisted upon
having a differential below the direct j
overland roads, and the latter refused !
to give it. No agreement could be
reached, and tin* Gulf lines withdrew
from the meeting.
This was practically a declaration
that the present low rates via the Gulf
would be maintained, and the direct
lines took steps to protect themselves
by the passing of tin order upon tin*
chairman of the Transcontinental
Freight body to at once prepare a tar-!
iff upon a basis of $1.31 first-class from
the Mississippi river to Colorado com- (
mon points. This is a reduction of six- .
teen cents below tin* present rates and '
fifty-four below charges that prevailed
before the trouble began. It makes!
the rate from Chicago $1.51 first-class.
Tlie ltrn**el* Exposition.
Washington, Nov. 5. Professor
Thomas Wilson of the Smithsonian In
stitution. who represented this country
at tlie Brussels exposition, Iras re
turned to Washington. lit* describes
tlie exposition as entirely of a commer
cial character, and says it was not
nearly so large or varied as the
World’s Fair at Chicago. Twenty
seven or more countries were repre
sented. Those having better or larger
exhibitions than the United States
"'ere Franco, Germany, Great Britain
and Austria.
Tliri-niH From IliilgnrlH.
Berlin. Nov. -The Frankfort Zei
tung publishes the following sensation
al dispatch from Constantinople:
"The Bulgarian government recently
delivered an ultimatum to Turkey,
threatening to declare tin* Independence
of Bulgaria uuh ss th b rats to the Bui
gnrlnn bishops in Macedonia were
granted by 10 o’clock on the morning
of November 3rd.
Ut.-H Will Not Yield.
Washington. Nov. 5. Tin? delegation
of Ute Indians from Utah, who
reached lien* some days ago, together
with Indian Agent Beck and Chairman
Jeffries, of the commission appointed
to treat with them for allotments, had
n conference with Seeivtary Bliss tills
afternoon. They stated their opposi
tion to the allotments and indicated
that they were not disposal to yield
their objection. It is claimed, lK*ing
based oti their present attitude, that if
allotments are Unally made, it will re
quire the arbitrary action of the gov
ernment to accomplish that end.
SILVER IN THE LATIN UNION.
Keceut Decision to liutcuho tlie Number of
Sum 11 Coins Mean* Nothing.
Chicago, Nov. , r >.- A special to the
Tlmes-llet-aid from Washington, I>. C.
says:
Secretary of the Treasury Gage wneu
seen in regard to the decision of the
countries comprising the Latin union
t<» increase the number of their small
silver coins to :Ik* amount of one franc :
for each one of the'population, said
there was no significance whatever in
this action as alTecting the broad ques
tion of bimetallism. The additional
small coins are to be coined from live
franc pieces and the secretary pointed
out that as the live-franc piece is a
full legal tender coin in the Latin un
ion countries, while the minor coins are
legal tender only to the amount of for
ty francs, or about $7.75. tin* effect was
really to reduce the volume of legal
tender sliver iu the Latin union coun
tries to the amount of tin* live-franc
piece coined into minor coins. lie said
lie supposed tin* countries interested
were led to take this action by tin* de
mand for small change.
“The population of the live countries
comprising the Latin union France.
Belgium. Italy. Switzerland and
Greece, is about 81.000,000. and as the
new small coins are to amount to one
franc for each inhabitant, there will
In* withdrawn from circulation in these
countries about $8,000,000. While this
amount is not large it is a small step
in the direction of the retirement of le
gal tender silver coins in the Latin un
ion countries, and as the initiative was
taken by Switzerland it is believed to
be possible that it is one of the tirst
steps of that country in getting rid of
full legal tender silver and adopting
an exclusively gold standard.
“The large volume of full legal ten
der live-franc pieces which are held
by the Latin union countries have been,
it is said, responsible to a great extent
j for keeping alive the agitation for in-
I tornational bimetallism in France and
other countries, comprising this union,
j and if Switzerland should solve the* dif
lieulty by getting rid of her legal ten
der silver it would, it is thought, de
crease the strength < f the bimetallic agi
tation iu Europe.”
WOLCOTT IN NFW YORK.
Ask* to He Excused From Saying Anything
Vlimit IIIh Mission.
New York. Nov. o.—Senator Edward
n. Wolcott of Colorado and General
Charles .1. Bayne, two of the monetary
commissioners appointed by President
McKinley to confer with European
governments concerning the feasibility
of establishing international bimetal
lism, arrived here to-night on the
steamship Campania. The other com
missioner. former Vice President Adlai
E Stevenson, will return on a later
vessel.
Senator Wolcott asked to lie excused
from saying anything of Ids mission
abroad. He was much interested in
the news of the recent elections. He
asked some questions about them, but
made no comments.
General Payne also declined to speak
about his European trip. Senator Wol
cott will remain here for a couple of
days and then go to Washington.
Charles I>. Lane, chairman of the
National Silver |>nrty. was also a pas
senger on the Campania, lie had been
to ltui*»|H> oil II pleasure nml
trip.
Referring to the mission of the mon
etary commissioners. Mr. Lane said ho
had not expected anything better from
the European governments. They
were against bimetallism, but he was
of the opinion that tin* people of this
country would eventually adopt it. in
dependently of the European powers.
WORK AT THE NAVY YARD.
Ships Ht llronklyn llcing Pushed to Com
pletion.
New York, Nov. s.—The Commercial
Advertiser says tills afternoon:
The Brooklyn navy yard is active and
work on all the war vessels lying at
the wharves or dry docks is being
pushed forward as rapidly as possible
under orders from the Navy Depart
ment. . No one seems to understand
why so much haste is necessary, and in
quiries are met with the invariable re
ply:
"It is nothing unusual. We are
i beynig orders issued some time ago,
that is all. We always finish work at
this station as rapidly as we can.
Spain’s naval activities have nothing
to do with our industry.”
An ollicer attached to the office of the
commandant of the yard repented this
time-worn explanation to-day, but add
ed that he believed some sort of an or
der had been received to urge the com
pletion of the two new vessels which
are at the yard making preparations
for their final trials under the Board
of Inspection.
These vessels are the torpedo boat
Foote and the big battleship lowa.
THE KANSAS PACIFIC.
A Rumor That It Will lt«* Bought In by tlie
Chicago & Alton Itoail.
Chicago, Nov. s.—Between now and
December Kith, the date of the sale of
the Kansas Pacific Railroad, which
has seemingly been abandoned by the
Union Pacific reorganization commit
tee, a syndicate, it is reported, is to be
formed with .1. Pierpont Morgan at. iLs
head, which, it is understood, will buy
the road for the use of the Chicago &
Alton. This road has a traffic contract
with tin* Kansas Pacific similar to the
one tin* Chicago A: Northwestern has
with tlie Fnion Pacific, and it has
found the Kansas Pacific almost indis
pensable as an outlet, from Kansas
City to Denver. Tlie Alton lias offered
to least* ii from tlie syndicate, which
is to secure it. agreeing to pay the
actual net earning.*, to the owners of
the property.
The Alton's offer, it is understood,
is being favorably considered. Tlie
Vanderbilts are said to Ik* anxious that
the road should come under tlie control
of the Alton, as the latter is practi
cally tlie connection of the Vanderbilt
lines from Chicago and St. Louis to
Kansas City.
The Methodist Church Extension.
Philadelphia. Nov. s.—To-duy’s ses
sion of the general committee of the
Methodist Episcopal Church Extension
Society was devoted wholly to a con
sideration of the amounts, asked for
from tin? various conferences for
church extension. Bishop Cranston of
Portland, Oregon, declared that many
churches which have been aided by
the society have become wholly indif
ferent in respect to helping the work
of the church extension.
Bishop McCabe of Fort Worth, Tex
as, deplored the assistance given by
the society to churches which cost
more than SIO,OOO. No deliuite action
was token.
WILL GO TO THE COURTS.
Ohio O.'iiiiicri.t. Claim rh», rh ghoulu
lUv«» Majority.
OolllinliUK, Nov. 4 r J} .to , n .
nll,'lit It Iwciiim. known that the courts
uoillil be resorted to for the nuns**-
preve.itliitt ltoards of election from
Issu.tiK eert ticales m Ihe Kepubllean
candidates iu certain counties Tin*
"HI he brought In the lower
conns and thence to the Supreme
Court as soon as possible. The Repub
lican state committee already has law
yers preparing cases of contest. The
Republicans get three representatives
on the face of the returns from Dela- I
ware. Noble and Wood counties, whose
pluralities aggregate only 142, and a
change of 72 votes would have given
the Democrats control of the Legisla
ture.
Tlie Republicans claim that the Dem
ocrats also elected members of the
Legislature on close margins, and as
then* were ten counties in tlie
state that gave less than 100 plurality
each for the candidates for the Legis
lature, tin* Democrats elected ns many
members on these small pluralities as
the Republicans.
Both shies are preparing for contests
iu tlie courts and afterwards in tin*
Legislature. As each branch of the
Legislature is tin* tribunal of hist resort
In judging of rhe qualifications of its
own members, the Republicans have an
advantage in their control of the House
over the Democrats, who control tin*
Senate. There are thirty-six senators,
with only two or three contests possi
ble in that body.
In tin* House there are 109 members,
with a dozen or more seats tlint can Ik*
contested, and the Republicans claim a
majority of 7 in Hint Ikml.v. so that more
Democrats could bo unseated in tin*
House than Republicans In the Senate.
While 1 h>tli committees are keeping se
cret any arrangements for legal pro
ceedings. yet it is stated that, the Dem
ocratic state committee will seek to on
i loin enough certificates of election from
! Republican representatives to prevent
1 tlie Republicans from organizing the
i House and appointing tin* committee*
I that will consider contests. Develop
! ments are* expected to-morrow In the
j policies of both parties, so far as ap
i pealing to the courts is concerned.
A VICTORY FOR BIMETALLISM.
Government Candidate for Parliament
Hen ten Because of It* Action Toward
Silver.
London. Nov. 4.—A parliamentary
bye-election was held to-day in tin*
Middleton division of Southeast Lan
cashire to till the vacancy caused by
the recent death of Thomas Flelden,
Conservative, who secured the sent at
the last general election by a majority
of 805.
The results of to-day’s polling is the
victory of the Liberal Radical candi
date. Alderman Duckworth, by a mn
jority of :tiM» over the Unionist and Con
servative candidate, William Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell is a member of the firm
of Mitchell Bros., felt and woolen mer
chants, and is locally well liked, but
Mr. Duckworth is not less popular on
personal grounds. The bimetallist ques
tion played a considerable part in the
contest. No part of Lancashire is
more ardently bimetallist than the
southeast. The refusal of the govern
ment to take any definite step to meet
the proposals of the American and
French governments was used against
Mr. Mitchell, although at all of bis
meetings he expressed himself strong
ly in favor of bimetallism and ad
vanced the opinion thnt the prevailing
bad condition of the cotton trade is dm*
largely to the depreciation of silver,
which, be said, bad handicapped Lan
cashire trade to the extent of thirty per
cent.
Ml’. Mitclx-U nrowoil Mmcolf n thick
and thill supporter of the government.
Mr. Duckworth proclaimed himself u
thorough-going Liberal, with the excep
tion of being unable t<» adopt the Lib
eral education program in its entirety.
The Times, commenting editorially
upon the result of the bye-election in
Middleton, says:
“The Unionists’ defeat must be re
garded as due In part to Lancashire’s
disappointment at the government’s re
jection of tlie proposals of the Wolcott
Monetary Commission.”
A CHAMPION OF CROKER.
William T. St end Hold* Out Hope’ll of
Good Government.
Ia) ml oil, Nov. 4.—An Englishman
who does not cherish a totally gloomy
view of the result of the recent elec
tion in Greater New York is William T.
Stead, the well-known newspaper man,
who recently figured in the public eye
here as the sponsor of Richard Croker
iu a somewhat flattering pen i>ortrait
of that noted Tammany chieftain. Mr.
Stead gave his views to a representa
tive of the Associated Press to-day in
original phrases such as characterize
his utterances. Mr. Croker, it appears,
while conversing with Mr. Stead, pre
dicted thnt the Tammany majority
would be 100.000 votes, adding: “If
I were to run for mayor. I should want
all the newspapers against me.”
Mr. Oroker added, says Mr. Stead:
“If you intend to write about me.
please say that Tammany must give
New York the best government it ever
hud. New York is the ideal of the
world and that is tlie future watch
word of Tammany.”
Mr. Stead continued: “It is a great
vindication of Taimuauy and Croker.
and gives them a wonderful opportu
nity, though it does not wipe out the
slate of the past. Nothing could erase
the Lexow revelations, but many men
who. struggling to tlie front, some
times find it necessary to do shady
tilings to get there, would be superior
to such temptations after having
achieved the position.”
Gorman Turned Down.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 4.—An official
count of the ballots cast on Tuesday
last made iu most of the counties to
day. loaves no further room for doubt
that the Republicans have control of
both branches of the Legislature ami
that a Republican will succeed Arthur
P. Gorman in the United States Sen
ate. Five members of the Assembly
and one senator were taken from the
Democratic list of probabilities and
added to that of tin* Republicans. Three
of the members and the senator from
Talbot county, and one member each
from Prince George and Carroll. This
gives the Republicans forty-nine mem
bers iu the House and the Democrats
forty-two.
It also gives the Republicans ton sen
ators to eight for the Democrats and a
majority on joint ballot of seventeen.
Will Invent Irh to.
New York. Nov. 4.—The executive
committee of the Citizens’ Union,
which met to-night, proposes to insti
tute a series of prosecutions against
violators of tlie election laws. Tlie
committeemen say that they are in
possession of evidence of frauds prac
ticed in this city oil election day. It
is also claimed that the frauds are of
such a gigantic nature ns to affect the
official returns to a marked extent
Chairman Reynolds says that some
body will go i<> prison before the in
vestigations are completed,"
HAILSTORMS SCATTERED.
Austrian Vineyards Successfully Protected
front tlie l><twtt|Mtur.
The principle of producing rain by
means of powerful disturbances of the up
per strata of air by means of explosions
turned out to be unsuccessful, but the re
verse principle-that of dissipating rain and
hull storms by means of explosions In the
upper currents of air—has proved successful,
says the I’hiludeiphlu lieeord. Unlike the
ruiu-prodtieliig experiments carried out lit
this country, whlcli were conducted for the
exposition of a selentllic principle, the ex
periments which proved successful were car
ried out In Austria for the commercial pur
pose of protecting valuable vineyards from
tlie devastation of hall storms, which are of
frequent oeeurrenee In that section of tin*
country. Mr. Albert Htiger, burgomaster of
Wlndlsche-Fndstrltz (lower Stolrmurk. Aus
tria), owns extensive vineyards, situated on
the southern slopes of the Kucher moun
tains. a loealltv often visited lty destructive
ball storms. According to Consul Germain,
at Zurich, having expended a good deal of
money and labor on tin* Improvement of Ids
lands and in securing choice cuttings from
which to raise Ids vines. Ik* begun to experi
ment to protect Ills crops from their worst
enemy—hall. At first he purchased galvan
ized Iron wire netting ami at retched It over
live acres of Ills best vines, but found tho
scheme too expensive for general applica
tion. He therefore concluded to try the
shooting or exidoslve systems to scatter the
clouds and drive a wav* approaching hall or
heavy rain storms, lb* erected six stations
on the six most prominent summits sur
rounding tin- locality and comminuting a
territory about two miles In extent. These
stations, built of wood, shelter ten heavy
mortars each. In the neighborhood of every
station Is a cabin In whlcli the necessary
powder Is stored.
A corps of volunteers, consisting of neigh
bors. who are also owners of small vine
yards. have been trained to handle the mor
tars at the slightest indication of an ap
proaching storm. The mortars are Imme
diately manned ntid loaded with about four
and a quarter ounces of powder each, and
shooting commences simultaneously, and
continues regular! \ out of the sixty mor
tars until tlie clouds have scattered and the
storm lias blown over. These experiments
were anxiously watched by the citizens of
WlndlHch Frclstrlty. Inst sntinnui- Al the ap
proach of threatening black clouds over tlie
summits of tin* Ituchcr intrlns a signal
was given and all the mortal's were fired off.
and tlie continuous detonations In a few
moments caused a sudden reaction In tlie
movements of the clouds. The cloud wall
opened up funncl-llkc, tlie mouth of tlie
funnel began to rise In the form of consecu
tive rings, expanding gradually until all of
the clouds scattered and entirely disap
peared. There* was no hall or even a sudden
downpour of rain. The same experience
was gone through six times last summer,
and has. without n single exception, proved
a successful preventive.
MUSICAL BIRDS IN FLORIDA.
One Sings it Medley and the Other Imitate
tlie Whistle or Air-Brakes.
Fred Kills, engineer of the waterworks,
has the most wonderful mocking bird In
Jacksonville, lie was six years old this
month. Is a great, full-throated fellow, tame
as a kitten and as belligerent In a mnke-be
lleve sort of way as a hornet, says the Flor
ida Times-fnion. lie doesn't do any fancy
work In the mimicry of mouth organs, music
boxes and Instriimcnts. bin slugs Ills own
roundelay the picture of happiness, in a
voice ilial Is wonderfully sweet. He has a
number of songs, and one of them Is a med
ley of Ids own composition that sweeps in
the whole feathered tribe- -hawk, whippoor
will. Jay. rain crow, rooster crowing, little
chick In distress, the cull of a young tur
key. the enw of a raven, the cluck of a hen,
the pipe of the blackbird, song of the red
bird. thrush. Joree and the tweet of tho
sparrow.
Tin* hind claw of one foot | s broken, and.
as while he sings tills fool keeps slipping
from Its perch, lie constantly readjusts It.
and, with head lifted ill the air. pours out
Ids heart all day long t** the roses among
which his cage is hung.
There Is a canary bird at the terminal Bul
lion that has learned the ex n t imllatlon of
the whistle of the air brakes of a passenger
train, when it runs itit• * the station. T!i>
bird will listen IntenHy for a train, and !t
Immediately begins to dance around In glee.
The train glides Into the statl »u while tin*
little fellow clings to the wires of the cage
to get m peep, and the often heard whistle
of escaping air tills the structure with Its
mdse. The bird waits complacently until
all noise lias ceased, and then settles hack
iis If for a supreme effort. It tills Its lungs
and produces an echo of the sound of the
train's brakes. Many passengers. In pass
ing the hint's cage, have attracted by
the marvelous similarity between the two
sounds, the only difference being In volume.
An Economical Preventive.
“No. I shall not bother myself to buy any
presents for my relatives Hits time. I don t
want those customs olllccrs to get their
claws on nif."
personal buggngo
clause.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Uncomfortably Frank.
She (pointing to picture on panel)—There,
my dear. Is the result of my call on the
photographer you recommended to me.
He Yes; I have been examining It."
She—You surely do not call It a good pic
ture. do you?"
He— To be sure not. but thnt Is not the
fault of the photographer.—Boston Courier.
"My wife Is one of the most thoughtful
women on earth.” "In what way?" "When
she goes through my pockets Saturday night
she always leaves me a quarter to put Id
the church box Sunday morning.”
Slain lty Poison.
• Not tin* poison that the covert assassin ad
ministers in the drink, the food, or some
other guise, but the poison of of malaria
shortens the lives »f myriads. There Is a
safe and certain antidote. Hostetter'sStom
nch ltltters. which not only fortifies the sys
tem against malaria, but roots out Its seeds
when they have germinated. Dyspepsia,
constipation, rheumatic, liver and kidney
trouble are conquered by the Kilters.
"How appropriate!” “What Is appro
priate?" "Tlie evidence Ju the Luetgort case
Is to be rehashed."
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-
Uac the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists. 50c. or *l. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co.. Chicago or New York.
••There is one thing which gratifies a
woman more than all things els**.” "And
what Is Unit?" "Being told that other
women are Jealous of her."
MOUNTAIN DEW IIAIIC TONIC.
The Greatest Hair Grower ou Earth.
I want a partner in same. I can grow
si full homl of luilr on the baldest head.
Send to the discoverer only for it: no
matter if you have been bald for thir
ty years or more. Geo. W. Selioenhut,
Eldora, lowa.
Ho—lf the people said Just what they
thought It would do a lot of harm, wouldn't
It? She—Well, Ii would reduce conversation
about nine-tenths!
See the advertisement of “5 Drops,”
Swanson Rheumatic Cure Company, in
another column of this paper. Take
advantage of their splendid offer,
| which is open for the next thirty
days only.
"What Is n rude awakening, pa?” “Well,
It Is an awakening before 8 o'clock In tho
morning.”
Educate Your Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c. •J.'Sc. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money.
"I wouldn’t wear my hair down over my
ears for anything." "Don’t you admire the
fashion?" “Yes: but suppose some mau
should propose and I didn’t hear ldm.”
Smoko Sledge Cigarottes, 20 for 5 cts.
"Julia said something very complimentary
about you." "What was It?" "She said
you'd look too sweet for any tiling In a blue
tea gown and pink slippers."
Hearing Affected
! Ringing and Snapping In the Head
Cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla.
“ For many years I have been troubled
with catarrh, which caused mo much
pain and affected my hearing. I began
taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and it helped
me wonderfully and cured the snapping
and ringing in my head." Mbs. C. A.
Meeker, Cherry Valley, Illinois,
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
lathe host In fact the One True Blood I‘urlfler.
Hood’s Pills cure all liver Ills. 25 cent*.

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