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I AY a n T nrv n n nr OTON. VOLUME I. MEM THIS, MISSOURI, THURSDAY JULY 16, 1891. NUMBER 21 SONG. rl'rmn the Genimn of (irilKl.l I mti the rose l-idu the imm1 In trail mice- lonely growing; And thou, oh love, the dew ho cool, Kiiidi night new life bontowiiii;. 1 am tlie jewel voi ! of lipht 'Mint ilt-pp in mine-cave darVcs; llion nrt ihe riiv of sunshine bright Which wakens nil its sparkles. I nlu the on' of riystnl clour From which 11"' uioiinroh qunffeth ; Tiiim rt tin' snoet red wine of chocr Widen purple ;1 lf lnnylistli. 1 am '.he loml of tempest S"y 1 he lu-iivoii's fa-,, ohscuriuc ; Un! thoa. sheen of colors yay '1 lie rainbow so iilluriiij:. I lil-.e old yrTiinoii'F jitnc seem, Mlcnt nil ni-'ht in f i-dness ; Tlion rrt the mill's tirs; r.niiiillt beulU It fln-ls v ith c ry of cjpilyesa. I nm but lmrn. nnd troubled sore 1 wnlk abased nml lowly : 13u! tiiOtl ll' t r-lio whom 1 udore. An aiij:-l x-;rt mid holy ! !i'it i hi i' r. How Capt. CUttle Was Foiled. The scene of mv story wa in oue of our most opulace Southern cities and ! the principal actor in this little drama ( to be pre-cntod was a 1 eantifnl girl. : whose twentieth birthday had jtlst been j celebrated, and whose wealth and social position weie unrivaled in the part of the country wheie she resided. Her father l.ad huge planting in terests. These wore rente ed about a email suburba-i town named liollisviile, and it was at the po.ttilice of this vil lage that were received and deposited the important communications, ti.e pur port of which it is now my intention to tell my readers. "Eddie," said Sophia, addressing her young brother as she glai.red up from a cewspaper she was reading, "would you be:ieve it. here are six it more matrimonial adverti- ements bet. ire my eyes. Bad enough for a man to be ad vertising for a wife '. Think of a woman stooping to such a busine s -putting it iu the columns of a newspaper that ehe wants a husband pretty bad off, to say the least. Listen! this in the want column : t YivTNIt I.ApY IT, Yl-'.APS OF A(iK. OF -'I rt-unliir feature, brunette tyi- ami rollepi nto eap.ent ion. ilesins roriesnonilom-e with n pentlenmn of retiiieineiit mid auitiil'lo no with a view to matrimony. Address Miss i larn H., liox ihk'ue,o. "If bhe'd added oO.C-00 to her charms I'd answered myself," vociferated Eddie. "I'd like to know what a woman of twenty-live wants with a nincompoop like you," rejoined bis sister. "I" nil! Sis, onlv a difference of nine vears. I tell vou :0,u 0 is not to be I uneezed at; that'll blot out the dispar ity : you be doggone !" Tor heaven' sake, stop your slang, Eddie. You don't know how it jars on one. ion be doggone: mats a nice i ii'iuuiicii v itiiii xi. cuu iu Ml. way to talk. However, a vomen whoi.. ,,,,,, , ' . J . , : , ,thnt ladv had been wafted awav on the is as anxious to leap into matntnonv as ; - , , . . . , ,,. ,, , , , , waters of oblivion. JJut is so hati- Miss Clara 1. ought tr be eucourugea , . ,.. T , . . , . ..rr?r.- a; pened that Miss C ara B. had not for- one or the other. I'm going to answer this advertisement and sign my name Captain Cuttle. But, Eddie, you must have a hand iu the game. There's poor fun iu going in all alone. Y'ou'll have to do the writing I dictate, of course then when you go down to Holli-ville everv Saturday to the plantation von Never' can mail and receive the letters. . . i , , 1 ,.. . . uu in ici llioru luuria minu xiviv. II" wonld find it out, sure." Eddie's eyes fainy glowed with awakened interest when Sophie made known her projec "But, sis, what are yon going to offer in exchange for the-e 'regular features, brunette type and collegiate eddcationf When i man goes a-courtiug he ought Ti. . ,r n -n ' 1 IU Ki'liu: luuiii'i i ui'i t'l iUuuu uil;ui , and figure and cot.ceded jiowers of j adaptability." : Hereupon Eddie rocked back his chair and uttered a leud guffaw. "Capt. Cut-; tie's a butible. a big bubble, yot: betT "If vou sav 'vou bet, again Eddia , ;, . ,",", .i.'it vi..- .i j. ii titt: i itxzimKia luiii. it uai o 1110 tense in so much slaDg? mv future our- future What would Miss Clara It "lie a jolly trick if this brunette type should turn out to be a Jap or a quad-1 roon," irrelevantly returned the younger I tiro! hp r a ilismnl w iinlinir n fi ir Ktiro ! "y-..,.i; ,,- -1 ..' ! 1 I'llllllll 111', I'VUCTI miU 1JOUL niUllTI t . i T, i 1 ,. , , , , M i lng. Oct that ink and paper ami lets i co to work " j ir,. ,..;..:, i Before the expiration of twenty mm- .,. .i ,i; : ' i- , r i utes the following lines were penned m i i.t,i ,.i, ni,;JL.. i -ii i i I uviu, iiiaiii von iij'iij ttim mn in ; a stamped envelope ready to be ie- 1 osited on the ensuing morning in tbe liollisviile iostof)iee: ' The iitiilersigue.l having seen Miss Clara Ji. s ailvertisi iiieiit, liastcns to re-mi. His iiiihIom v foi liiil- him to think for an in- Mailt that ids personal attractions eoiiM : even in a minor degree, equal those; of t he huly it; question. Nevertheless, hi- anxiety for a further e iiaiiitaiice is such that he is cmholileiieil to undertake the pi'iitiing of llii-e unsati.-fas-lory hues. Capt. Cuttle for sm-h Is the name of t his humble eorrespoiiiletit -is 'A good hoigM. ami tic world say- good llg ure. .Moreover, his father is a infill uf wealth. Tin-ladies a rd to ( apt. Cuttle exceptional power- of adaptahllit y. Siure reading .Mi-s ( Lira Ji.'s aiuioiineeinent, Capt. ( tittle has liei-ii the mo-t curious .,f men, and the sus.pon.-o he will endure until a personal communication is received frorj Hie gracioii- lauv, belongs inoretothe prov ince oi me imagination than the pen. if Miss Clara li. will grant Cap;. tittle 4 iiiestiiiini'le favor of a reply bv ret urn m his address is liollisviile, near . Tenn Ten days parsed before Eddie paio! his customary visit to his father's subur ban farm. Then was brought home the accompanying epistle from the afore named advertiser: CM'T. Ct'TTt.K: How shall 'amiable gentleman vho has s w ith a reply to my bold ww lion, (ireat indeed must be addlesM tlio honored me pa"-r inser iiis tiuneritv: great inileeii must lie Inseontnlence in what is popularly termed the weaker sex. All my life and a woman of '25 years can not claim that In r earthlv eNi-tence has been altogether a brief one- have I admired the .,uahlications that Capt. Cuttle modestly claims to pos-ess. Now to nie. t- . should more accurately aver correspond with a pent Ionian w ho is w illlng to place these ad vantages in the bala with il muion place attractions I have to offer is a boon iilas: not granted to many. It behooves me herevviUi to make known the faid that my vocation is a professional one. Though fatherless and motherless 1 have many friends. 1 do imt wear false tooth, neither do I banir mv hair. Indeed. Capt. Cuttle, I am Nature's own child, as v.i might reasonably suppose to be thec'ns"' with one who would publicly make known their matrimonial proclivities. With your permission. I sign in vsclf r.-ltr humble admirer. ( i.AK.v 15. "Whew! vocation a professioual one," ejaculated Eddie, after Sophie and him self had hungrily devoured those nniquc contents. " Jnst as likely a pick pocket or a circus rider, they all claim to he 'professional,' you know." "Fatherless and motherless," chimed Sophie ; a foundling, I dare say. If she has so many friends it's a pity she can't get a husband from 'mongst them 'Mead of paying the printer. "She must have fine teeth and fine hair or she would not have particnlr ized that portion of her make-up," im patiently interrupted Eddie. "You bet, sis, that woman's a daisy. She just wants a companion ami iluln t know hoxv to go 'bout getting one, so adver tised for it or him, I should say." J,Daisy, stiill'." vociferated Sophie, "an imposter all through, depend on it." Eddie now went in search of pen, ink, and paper, ard before many min utes had elapsed a response had been indited to the curious missive just per sncd and criticised. " We must begin to make some progress in this affair," declared Hophic; "put down "Dear Miss Clara.'' In obedience to the suggestion, the letter was thus faniiliaily headed. Word for word I give a copy of this re raarkab'e document for the benefit of wv readers. Y i : 1 1 feverish ha-te aii'l miiUitudinoiis heart-throbs I take my pen in hand. Kxtra ordinary ! extraordinary! is this experience, wliii-li. 1 e;tn triitlil'uliy .-iy. li;is ;ilre;iiiy lir-- mi t !io ehicf interest of niy life. Tri-mb- mifriv I opone.i your leiier. msi leeeiveu. tillo.l asit was wiili irener.ms sentiments iiml eaml il avowals. .Noble l;i! must yon be. .Miss Clara, witli a eharai tor as open as liay'ijjlit. nnd a form a tit iii.Iel for the si-ulptor's ehisel. 1 am siek. yea erazeil at the onteni.ation of the Mi-s that awaits me if ever brought t.iee to faee with your lovelv self. Can't yoiijiram iiiesiiehu hope? I Tel! me the loeality of your home: appoint a i time for a moetin: pray, make known to me I y:j-ir last name, tiie character of your voca j t on: is your life nn easy or har.i one? Tell i me all this ami grunt me one moment the mental peace 1 eraie." AtiMOitsly. capt. Ccttii'. 1". S. Same ail.h ess as lu fore. True to appointment Eddie journeyed down to Hollisviiia next morning and deposited ej istle No. 2 to Miss Clara 15. in the jiostolBce. lint thi'.s letter con tained something else besides the ideas recorded above. Foreseeing the diffi culties that might arise from an anony mous I'orrespondonce, and that too with woman of doubtful standing, this ! ,.11. . i young imuuer ue'oruii'ieu to toreeioe the affair without delay by making known the identity of Capt. Cuttle. llecentlv Sophie had had some photo graph 4 taken. One of these had she giten to J-.ddie. It was this picture that Eddie appropriated for the accom- i i : l .ri. i. , i, , , . - piMuem. ui uis uesigu. k tne oacK oi j this picture Eddie wrote ia character- j istic phra eology : "This is Capt. Cut-' tl and he's a female, vou bet!" There- j upon was it enclosed with letter No. 2 to Miss Clara l. and sent sailing on its illusion. ''This business has gone on long 'muglt," thought Eddie; "if the wo man's an innocent it's bad, if she's a schemer it's worse." A fortnight elap?ed, still came no let ter from Chicago. Sophie saw- with glpomy prospect the end of all her fun. "Time, postage, paper and envelopes ami a lot of anxiety, all for nothing," declared she to her professedly innocent brother. j . Mere than a month passed. Natu iraliv, Capt. Cnttie had almost entirely gotten hei'self.neither had that enigmat ical individual forgotten Capt. Cuttle. It was a balmy spring morning. The air was odorous with the pet fume of budding flowers, and the birds with rhythmic sweetness warbled frijoir matin sons. Iu the hammock on her back piazza was Sophie Ja.ilv lolling. A at "ieoor k,!'l unexpectedly dis- mi wi ur.i ci-it;i;ii. iuu r-erwuil Eouil apt 'eared and presented to her a card ; on which was inscribed in legible char : acters the name "Miss Clara B." j Before the expiration of sixty teconds i the face of our hammock lounger had assumed every color known to the painter .s urusn. awiui visions oi an Amazonian pugilist immediately arose before her eves. That good heiarht and good hgure so modestlv referred to in .. - - ,, the correspondence was all of a sudden reduced to pigmy-like proportions. For safety's sake Sophie felt, before ventur ing in that parlor, like providing her self with a pistol or horsewhip. The 1 , , , ' , , ., -, ... seize that lonely tcmnle when the identity pangs of disappointment that would i of Capt. Cuttie was made known might i drive her to desperation. " What sort of a woman is she, any ' how?" asked Sophie of the servant as soon as she recovered her equilibrium. "Why, ma'am, no woman at all; a gentleman, and a mighty fine gentle- nian a that." j , . , r. li "11 1 C tor the first time it dawned upon So- , - ., , ,, , . ., ' , , pine that t' sre were people in the world just as shai p and audacious as she was. ., . , , , , . if the thought hail entered tier mind to , ,, " , , , , -. . feign the masculine why should it not just as well enter somebody else's mind to feign the feminine? Prepared for any emergency, Sophie walked into the parlor. True enough, an individual of regu lar features, brunette type and un doubted education arose from the cor ner sofa, but as the servant had seated, it was "a gentleman," and withal "a fine gentleman." "This is Capt. Cuttle, I believe,"said the visitor, whose manners were as easy as his countenance was smiling; "I owe Capt. Cnttie an apology that is, if a lady can ever forgive a man for index ing himself." Sophie's face, which was transformed into one round, solid grimace, assumed by turns the three colors of the Hag of freedom. Mr. John Biddle, alias Miss Clara B., now confessed his real name. He was a lawyer by profession, and lived in Chicago. Although in this connection no allusion was made to the teeth or hair, a glance served to convince So phie that the former were not false and the latter was not banged. "In reply to my advertisement," Mr. Biddle went cn to explain, "made out in a spirit of investigation for the purpose of finding out to my own satisfaction if the jwor women, a-, the men would have it, were really theonly people who wanted to marry nowadays, I received fifty answers, every man of whom 1 saw was in dead earnest. Your letter I know was not in earnest; it was the j odIv one I answered." "How did yon know, pray ?" asked Sovdiie, hastily. "It had a different jingle from the rest," was the reply. "And how did you find me out?" was the next query of the mystified Sophie. "Truly. 1 am overcome with curiosity." Mr. Biddle drew from his pocket her picture and asked her to read the word inn on the back. 'That wretch. Eddie!" exclaimed the astonished sister, in tones of disgust; "to think of his exposing me. lheres no reliance to be put in these youuger brtthers." 'But how did you learn my name?" wag the next eager inquiry. '1 went to Hollisvilie. The first man I showed your picture to enlightened rue," "Well, if ever a being was completely foiled, Captain Cuttle is," said Sophie. "It has taught me a lesson to keep my own counsel. Then, too, I've had my last experience in playing ihe role of a mao. A woman iuvariabiy compro mises herself whenever she doer." "How 'bout a man playing the role of woman?" "If he receives fifty written acknowl edgements for doing so, I think he can be excused," was Sophie's quick rejoin der. The correspondence between the Tennessee girl and the Chicago matri monial advertiser actively continues, but it has assumed a very different form from that with which it commenced. The mail is no longer received and de jxisited at Ifollisville, and, instead of selfish recommendations being the ab sorbing topic, each party now makes it a point in their letters to dwell on the merits of the other party. That, of course, makes the correspondence mutu ally more intesting. 15ut there are two subjects on which Sophie and her strangely found lover cannot be led to agree. One is that it is not altogether such a bad thing for people to make their matrimonial wants - . - . , . known through the columns of a news paper, and the other is that younger brothers are a blessing, not a plague. Atlanta Constitution. i I New York's Milk Siitt'y. Tn round numbers it is estimated that J 520,000,000 quarts are used in New York I and Brooklyn in a year. The value is ! estimated at upwards of $12,000,000. The people of New Y'ork City are ex i ceptionally fond of inilK as a beverage. The New York Sun estimates that they I drink .'550,000 glasses a day. To supply j the whole demand from the city about j oOO.OOO cows are re paired. Due great I restaurant on Washington street u-es l.iiOO quarts of milk a day iu winter and 2,400 in summer, besides 200 quarts of cream daily the year round. A large hotel in New Y'ork uses TOO quarts a dav in summer and 5'.!0 quarts a day in wi!itT The supply of milk for New Y'ork City extends all the way from ten miles to 200 miles from the city, and many parcels of milk are brought in live, ten and even twenty miles from the nearest railway station. New Y'ork milk is sun- i,, fortv-nn.art ram. which tho milk ' - " ... trains bring to the citv, and from which the. milkman delivers the milk to the e insumers iu the city. At the great receiving stations on the railroads when ti1 milk is brought into the depot it is tested with instruments made for the i purpose, to see what percentage of it is cream, and to detect any- water adultera ' tion. As soon as it is tested and cooled ; and canned it is loaded into a milk car, j which stands on a siding, and prepared , for its journey to New York. ; Not all of the milk which is brought : into New Y'ork City comes in cans, ho w ! ever. A great deal of it is put in glass I bottles. The people are beginning to ! iind out that they do not run so much I risk in buying in bottle, and they are I willing to pay the extra cent or two 'i which is charged on each quart. In fact, bottled milk is becoming popular, i The bottle are tilled by machinery, ; which will till 1,000 bottles in an hour, j As boon as they have been tilled they ; tire packed in cases, and the cases are buried under ice, in the same car with : the big cans. It is said that the average consutnp j tion of milk in New York City is about j one quart to the ordinary family. Of I course there are many two and fonr I quart customers. They are generally j families the members of which Lave a j fondness for drinking milk. 1 lie milk train generally ariviM in I x- New Y'ork Citv at about midnight. loaded with the preceding day's milk, and meets a long line of wagons, drawn up awaiiing its coming. As soon as the train reaches the city, the drivers of the various teams jostle and crowd each other for their milk. From midnight until three or lour o clock there is a great hustle in progress, and as the milk is delivered the wagons rattle through the quiet streets of the city again, bound lor the headquarters of the various big milk companies There the milk is divided among scores of light wagons, for citv delivery. .1 inrriniii. Cultiva tor. Hie Silk ThriflH ill 1'appr Money. In spite of tho skill and industry of counterfeiters, they have never made a bill which did not have one or more vulnerable spots. Some of the products of their handicraft may seem perfect to the untrained eye, but the expert xvill find that each one, like Achilles, has something lacking in its armor. 1'er haps the feature of good Treasury notes which counterfeiters have found it most difficult to imitate is the two blue silk threads which run lengthwise through them. They are a little over an inch apart, and though sometimes almost in visible, they form part of every bill is sued by the Government Bureau of I'rinting and Engraving. A. L. Druni mond, chief of the secret .service of the Treasury Department, who has had a long experience with counterfeiters and their wares, explained to a Trihano. re porter recently why it xvas so diffi cult to copy good bills in this respect. "In the first place," he said, "the siik threads ate put iu the paper when it is made at the factory. To make paper of the kind used by the Government re quires a big plant and lots of capital, so counterfeiters arc kept out of it. Even if they had the necessary money, they wouldn't be fools enough to risk it all for the chance of making bogus bills. It woti'd be exceedingly unprofitab'o for a paper manufacturer who already has a factory to make the paper, be cause to do so is a penitentiary offense." Mr. Drummond theu showed the re porter a counterfeit two-dollar bill which had a single thread running lengthwise through its center. "This is theonly bad bill that I ever saw with a silk thread in it. Even this has only one thread, instead of txvo, so it wouhi. not be dangerous to a skilled teller. I have nexcr heard of more than two other bills like this one. It is easy t see that tlie counterfeiter split this note, put in his thread and then pasted the two parts together again. Ihe fraved edges showed that. The fellow must have been very stupid not to know that genuine money has two threads in stead of one. An expert can easily tell when a bill has been split in two and pasted together again, so the silk tiireads would not deceive him." Yeiy York Tribune. Ilis Hat Saved III m. Let it not be forgotten that the wear ing of a high silk hat was all that saved a man in this city from being sand- I bagged into insensibility and robbed of ' ,,..;.i..,t.!., 0 of 1 i C vxj u -'a a v. u"u, ouua v uvsu v ct vra. two ago. The lesson is plain. Any hatter xvill take pleasure in pointing it out. If yon have plenty of money, wear a high silk hat If you have only a little money wear it anyhow as a matter of personal safety. Chicayo Tribune. He fnoetieali Ah. who can exnress It... nnu-i.. ' f 1...... 9 21,A f i .... 1 1 f tun " 1 " luici one '.I' ai.uLui j - It's two donkey power. Seasidk landlords are preparing to get your surplus money, if it takes all summer. DISEASED prci VPOC l)L OI A IjOO. i SCARCITY OF "BLOOD" IS WHAT KILLS THE PATIENT. KiisIiicsk Men of tlia Nation Vnt Foil Un ions Tliny Have Hie Kenellt of Money at Cost -?iailoiiHt IJnukln" Illustrated Hie i;)verninoiit Slioul I Control the ltnilro ids. In what fol'ows 1 shall show that the majority of the hu loess men of the na tion must fail un ess they have the ben efit of hanking or the use of money at cost. That they cannot pay inteiest on money and successfully compete with bankers la productive enterprise;, ror illustration, suppose we ilivhlc society into two divisi- ns, the first- d. vision to have the b -nelit of banking, as hanks do now, the second division to depend upon the hanks of the first division for the use of moii"' t dj their exi hanging with, they to ay interest tit the rate ot ; per cent, for its use; in all other re spects both divis o:is to bo on equal foot ing equal facilities for prodtn Con, equal markets, and equally industrious For the purpose of computation, wo will supp: se that each division possesses twenty millions' worth of wea'th in the form of homesteads and manufacturing plants in other words, real estate the value of their joint production to he twenty millions annually: c ist of main tenan 'c, ten millions of the piodi.et; annual increase of wealth, ten millions in prodm t In or.lor to mane the neces sary exchanges needed to create this wealth, they nui-t have currency or money to the amount of ten millions of dollars. Government makes currency or coins money for the first division to the extent of tea mi lion. Suilicieut iu volume for both divisions. second division may hire their money of the first division. Here are the linures for the first y ar's business: Account of first division - Yaluoof product sold C-10, M,0W Interest on :S5,0 m,i0 at 0 per cent. . . 8N),uJ0 Total income. si i,: i,0i 10 ,...St,0 0,O) Cost of product.. Int. on Sm.ooo, (. 1 per ct. 10 J,iK) Total cxpelleio. s-a.io.oi'o ojiKW' Gain or iirotit Account of second division Va'ueof product 8 M 1 oat of product Int. on Si.Htm.iiiO, 0 pcrct. &l,:SM,ano I S'.o.cj i.ooo ! :oa,o 0 ; 30.i,0)t" : Total expenso. ... .fl,3'W.0W 9,W,000 j (inln or pr Tit, 7.XV0 1 Thus it is seen that the money capital at a !:-pcr-cont, p:o!it has drawn as its share S2.0i'O,():)0. The first division, by means of the monopoly granted by liov ernnictit. gets as its share il,'.:o;yo. The second division gets sTt'O.ooo, and the Covernini'Ut us interest SICO.O o. Ten per cent, is considered a fa'r profit for the risk of business, and li per re :t. a fair rate of interest for nc ney. Such is the inevitable result of issti ng money to the people through the banks I ess than one-tenth of our bu iness men now on.oy the beiielits of banking. It is evident that the business men and hank ers of the lirst division can unite in a common interest and by means of their monopoiv of money bankrupt the busi-ne-s of the second division. That banks, either dir-etl.' or indi rect iy through some of their direct -rs. ar- silent partners in speculative or productive enterprise;, no on 1 ac quainted with business methods will doubt. I ask you what are the chances of suc cess for the business man in the so ond division? The business men of the sec ond division must hire their money of the lirst division, giving a real estate sei niity for the return of the pr n "ipal at some specilied time In the mean time pay an annual interest of r, per cent, in money, header, I want yon to follow mo closely iu my statement of facts. Vou will perceive that the con tract is to pay the sum of s:t'!0,oi! as in terest annually in money. What I want to determine is where they will get the money to pay the interest with unless they take it from the sum bo. rowed. Whi e they can create material capital by means of labor they cannot make money with which to pay their interest. It must he drawn from the borrowed money. It is evident that in a few years their working capital must become re duced to the extent that, interest iu money has boon paid; at 'he end of ten years tliey wbl have paid SVion.Ooo of the borrowe I money as interest and must fail to that extent. The security pledged for the return of the principal must tie sold to complete the contract. Sixty per cent, of your business has becom.; bankrupt: Now, while you have t reat d ?7.uoo,t;00 of material wealth by your industries, you must fail for ?.'t.ooo,oo i borrowed mouey. Your goods and plants must bo sold as bankrupt stock to complete the contract with the bankers. You per ceive that the amount of failures must equal the amount of interest pa:d in money. Such is the inevitab'e result under the present tnetho 1 of issue. In tlie present condition of s- ciety. nlne tenths of the merchants, manufacturers, and far. i ers are in the second division Keliablc statistics prove the fact that ninety-eight per cent, of them b come bankrupt in the course of a generation. Should the one tenth, who now con trol the currency deem it for their in terest to withdraw their loans from peo ple for the purpose of investing in pro ductive enterprises they are freet do it. The people have no power to ptevent it under the existing laws of the country. They must submit to their dictation That they are disposed to take the ad vantage of the people is evident by the international trusts that have been forme i within the last live years (if we can beiiow the daily press) for the con trol of the. staple industries ot the world iu their own interest. If you permit them to do it yon must become their servants, with no choice but to do their bidding, i iy the control of tlie currency of the nations they i an anil do control the Industries. . Jlnrlaitl, In Vr7i-iccs-t lleforin .h.nrna'. Tlie St r Iloiite Snh-'ilv. The history of the mail route con tracts for carrying the I'nited States mails, especially tho famous star routes nf twenty ears or so ago, has been a very interesting one. It is a history that the Republican party does not like to read or hear about, bui one that, the people should keep in memory. During tho-e times of overwhelming lb-publican ascendency, there was a per fect riot and jubilee of fraud ami rob bery iu mail contracts, internal rev 'tme and naval appropriations. Congress had a large amount oi' whitewa-h in store, and the Investigating committees appointed to look after frauds used the whitewash most liberally. In a few years a Republican Secretary of the Navy expended more than four million dollars in naval repairs, with the result that at the end of the ox pond. -tures the navy was less efficient than at ' xrc "vy i tlio bo Mining Some of the old h ilks an- still rotting in tne navy yards, after roco'ving more thr.n a mil. ion dollars' worth of roiairsca h. Millions of peo ple's hard-earned dollars were spent iu expediting the carriage of I'nited States mails over some cross country ro ites where expedition was of no e irthly con sequence, but where soma contractor with political intiuen e could hide his robbery. Investigations were had cost ing immense sums: but none of the peo pie's money was recovered and no one punished to any extent. Whitewash did it I l!ut tuc list Congress the billion dol- lar Congress has p'an nod the biggest of nil iio mnll route, steals. 1'lin rnhhrv assume the patriotic titlo of "subsidy." The star routers were subsidised, but under the act of the billion dollar Con gress the subsidies of the oid star routers will upjiear insigniliean. Steamship owners are beginning to look after plums and soon the people will be payit.g for expediting malls to every obscure port on the American continent outsi !e the I'nited .States under pretext of extend ing our commerce. It is imtiossihle to set any limit to the probable co-t to tie people of this enor mous jobbery whose sole benclit fines to wealthy steamshii) owners. The farm ers who pay wl 1 not d riw any benefit from it. It was not intended they shou d. Tariff h-ej -lation dr.vo American ves sels fiom tho h gli reas. The people were t a '.ed for tho purpose of ruining t heir commerce, and now an enormous addition is to be made to their burden for the purpose of r. storing the ruin wrought, by tarilf taxation. It is hoped that by this two-fold taxation an equi librium may be tli result so that Ameri can commerce may stand some show. It Is a new idea to sot tax aua-nst tax to pro luce pr.tsperity an invention of the billion dollar Congress. That Con gress will stan 1 in history pre-eminent for its monumental crimes against the people. Let the peop'e watch this subsidy business an I demand that the next Con gress shah as far us possible undo the work of the Heed Cotcrross. It may not be ossihle to accomplish anything in the face of a Senate of millionaires and a President iu sympathy with monopoly Hut the nxt Congress cannot litid any available excuse for not trying. ';f .V-iff, (Kan.) Lantern. (aovernmeiit lwtiirKli!p of Jtu'lroails. Xo quest on of governmental policy is of greater concern to the people at the present time than tho control of cor porate power, and of the corporations railroads are by far the most important Our industrial and common ia! welfare depend upon their control. There art two main fa tors which enter into t')0 question of (Joveriiment owner-hip: the one is linat:e'ai and the other political. Private capital and individuals take the place of the tiovernm -nt ht tTmsCructing the railroads therefore they must: ser.e the eople as t ie (Jovertiment would serve them, or retire. They must not show tin- spirit which day tiould in mi festcd when he was contending with th citi7ons of Columbus concerning a road which he was bunding in that s ctlon, when S" .wd. 'licntJemoii. I can i-ke or unmake your city," ".i the condition f that citv during the period immediate')- fol lowing proved the truth of his statement The ra lroa l corpora t 'mis d i not statu! in the same relation t ) the people anil the (iovernmeiit as other property, for they, in their construction, exercise the light of eminent domain, thus placing themselves directly under the control of the (J ivernment But as they p rs'st in exercising the rights 1(f a private citizen, t-'ie Government must take control as the only alternative. Kailroa ls exist for the people, not the people for th ? railroads Having shown that It is a duty of the ; cm men t to own ami control rah roads, we may pro cod to the lina n ial and polit ical plias-'S of the question The princ'pal reasons why Ciovcrn mont ownership is 'edre 1 are. that by it expenses and steals may be lessened, thereby reducing the rates. The obey of tho tovo; nmotit in re gard to the postal system has always been to give to the people the s -rvice do sired at the lowest rate, while on the other hand it is the policy of the rail roads to give the lead amount o" s -rvice for tin- money paid, which the people will ac ept rattier than not to use them thersrore we have re i son to bel'eve that (iovcrnino it ownership and control will give us t .e desired results. (iovernmeiit ownership will do away with parallel roads, as the c will the i J be no need of competition, whi -h so i many have c'aimed was our only hoj e. j but which has fulled Th s is one of the many sources of expense w hich will b--stopped We have tried in vain to regulate rates by maintain!: g a system of water routes, but these a'fectod but a small area and but for a part of the year, and r. is a very easy matter for the ra lr. a ls to raise a es as soon as the canals o:-1 1 vers become impassable. If would be a far more feasib e plan for the Government to bui d parallel railroads throu ihout the entire country, for railroads have taken business away trom the best water routes in existence. For these reasons It would be more practical to invest the amount which they annually appropriate for this pur pose in railroads, so that a'l would re ceive the behelit instead of a few receiv ing a small benclit from the waterways. Another source of expense will tic stopped, in tha many officers who a e now well paid will not bo required, as they are simply to obtain transportation for their respective routes. The great railroad debt, is now fast becoming of importance, amounting to ?t,TT7, 00. l.ooo, the interest upon which Is SlS7,000.00(i, or about, $3 per capita. All this must come out of the people in the end, ami since we must pay this vast amount, would it not be far better that the railroads should come into the hands ot those who are directly responsible, for in countries where the roads are owned by the (iovernmeiit there is no such debt and the roads pay from 4 to 7 per cent, up n the investment There is a great power for good or evil In the hands-of a railroad I'roddent, some of whom have very flexible con sciences. They have always read their Hibles differently from the ma.'ority. The passago which most of us read as "(Jo sell all that thou hast and give to the poor," they have read as "Co save a surplus, then make a saxaciotts Invest ment. " Some maintain that the commission will do away with all these evils. They would have a national commiss'on of five, with a State commission of from three to live, each receiving a 'arge salary, for the.' must have the best ta cut the land affords. We wool 1 have these men take entire lontrol, thus sav big a double expense, for we are in the Intel e-t of those who mu t pay. Our ob.'ect is to reduce the rate: to a mini mum. And even without this advantage it would take a strong-minded commis sioner to withstand the temptation of the railroad boodle. All regu'ation of railroads tends to concentrate them under one head, as has alreadv been the case to some ex tent, and further legislation will drive them still further under one control, which, nn'css it is the (toverntnent. will wield a mighty power, and be harder to : crush t an the separate ones The i power of a corporation having under its control one-fifth of the capita! of the I'nited States, and one seventh of the people dependent upon it, can scarcely be imagined. And when we reflect that it is one of the primary duties of the Government to furnish transportation facilities, we can but believe that the Government ougli to own and control railroads a ;d all other institutions which have such a vital effe t upon the people. T. F. IF., in Sioux Ciy' CnUcrnity Graphic. Mir Alliance Men Jon I lie a'eople's a'arty. The question, what will the Alliance do w th the new party? is on the Sips of tens of thousands of anxious pcoplo to day. -Well, it ought not to take much wisdom to answer that question. Tha now party has adopted the Alltaucs do matids into its platform.' Does any ono suppisc intelligent Alliance men will vote against a uni ty that adopts those demands and in favor of a party that not only falls to adopt but roiists those demands? '1 he Western Alliance States have already gone Into the new party. Will not the necessity for Ailianco unity force the other Alliance States to go into tho new party also? Wo see no way to prevent the new party from sweeping tho country, except the simple one of cheerfully conceding t i-tho people every one of their Just demands. If the Al liance men are to bo blamed for going into the now party, t'ien a hungry child can be blamed for going to some ono who can and will furnish him food, tlct.tlemeii of the old parties, if the time comes when your ranks shall bo broken, our loaders overthrown and your heri tage taken from you, do not blaino the Alliance for your ruin. The people represented by tho Farmers' Ailianco have pet ti tied and b 'gged anil pleaded and prayed for relief all thes.) years; and the haughty minions of silitical pow er have spurned bith thetn and their p titions and prayers. Do not blaino them for your overthrow, but blamo your own b ind and miserly folly. Hal kill . t". ) Viercs'ficc t'arinrr. THE JIG IS UP. Tlie 1'e iple of the South IteiiiNo I.onrer lo lie IIo iikI to a Tarty Whosr Only Mission Is t 8i:rve HnlloMly. Senator George of Mississippi is a can didate for re election. The only thing that seemed to be in his way was the Farmers' Alliance principles. Kspecial ly the sub-treasury bill Some few weeks ago it was blazoned out in bold disp'ay type in the columns of the Dem ocratic, press of the South that Senator George was to enter the arena in Missis sip,.! and waste hi th" Samson that wai to go forth o.'er the State with his jaw bone and slay the enemies of tlie Demo cratic party, as the members of the Farmers' Al lance were termed iu those jouruaU That their fa . orite measure, the sub treasury 1 id, was to be laid bare in all its hi feotisne -s. That it was to be shown as the great destr ever of the Con stitution that the lloiirbon Demo -rat is always praf'ug so much about The speech, we wi re iufor.i ed, w as 1 lid be fore the Democratic leaders here at the capital, and they, to use a Scriptural phrase, pronounced it good, (if course, the Democratic leaders arij at any and all times up on the question of S rip tore. Well. George started out amid the to ii-tomsof the Southern Democratic press. His op -ninir speech xvas at Sena tob'a Put whivi he got the e he found another ltichmond in the field, iu the form of .1. II. McDowell, the President of tlie Tennessee State Farmers" Alli ance, a:id .Mr. ti. orge cou'd not well afford to igimre his c'aims to half the. t me in defense of the so called terrible sub-tre:isi:r . schenpi. And w hen tin-four hours' debate was over Mr. Geo-ge was n t handsomer ihan he was when the de bate commenced. But he w as a great deal visor. He fotin 1 out that a Mississippi audience was not willing to admit that the measure was unconstitutional on Mr George's say so. unless by argument he was able to prove it; that the say so argument was played out in Mississippi. Then Mr. I'e.uge started out fresh again, as qui k as he ha i recovered from the knockdown blow that McDowell had given him, only at the next place to I. n I still an.iCior Uichm id in the field in tlie person of Hon. K. Itariisdale, whose arguments were ef such a charac ter that Senator George was not able to an-wer them, and when lie undertook: it hisfpeech fell so I at on the audlcnco that he got angry and commenced the regular tactics of the low-bred iMili tic an. He resorted to abuse for argu- men', .mi I. as Mr. Parks lale refused to indulge in that, Senator .'o rge is now wondering why the people will not turn out to hear him. The schoolmaster ha been abroad in Mississ pp and people arc not taking any more stock in sa sos. .Yof.'oKtf cittern' .-UM-'ntcr. Vo Yon ln-lors- It? "You bet vour life we do!" It is the ureatest, the grande-t, the loftiest at tempt the human race has ever ma le to uudorstan i the simple rudiments of tin: money questii n oh. innocent sucker, gray with the hoary moss on your cranium for forty centuries of growth! oh, vo me low softy, who as villain, serf, slave, victim, hath eaten the p'g-husks forii.ooo years, and greased vour gullets with the rind after Mr Scarlet Sa h has ta'on off the bacon, at last you have applied a cold chisel to your eyes and cot off the m.-tal pads! Yes: xve believe in the sub-treasury plan. We don't excuse it: we don't delend it. We. don't m's it up with hog-waah, nor "bust" the barrel to see if it leaks. We indorse it with all the aggressive right eousness that pushes it forward in front of doubled fists and brass knuckles, it is the sledge which will brain three fourths of the knaves iu tho world. It will st'ip one-half the machines which grind out fortunes by exchanging money inr debts, and grinds out poverty when it trades debts for money. --'f. Paul Great West. Wli.it Shall thn Harvest Be? Otter Tail is o c of the oldest and most "prosperous" counties in Minneso ta, and this is tho mortgage record ior twenty eight years: Total number real estate mortgages. 1.1.S1!) Number satisfied 8 272 Number remaining 5,547 In an Iowa county you can drive a whole day and not itei hid the farms owned by one syndicate! A Huron (S. D.) loan company rents .loo farms, tenanted now by formerown crs! A rich man in Kansas offered to wager Slo,(MM) that he i onld xvalk from .1 unction City to I.eav n worth (111 miles) and not take his feet off mortgaged lands, exc -pt in c;ossing h'ghways! At this rate, what will the harvest be? PhcMo (Cot. I It'orrtiiwn. Anpkkw .T.vcksov, when he was Presi dent of the I'nited State:, found a I'nited State; national bank, with a capital of .-J t.",i! ',o:io, that was using its power and inflnct.ee in the politics of the country, and lie took it by the throat and strangled it to death and took the funds and dis ribtited them among t! in several States. Grover Cleveland, when ho became President of the Dnitel States, found a I'nited States national bank with upwards of S-L'OO.Oi 0,000, and also in their tosscssion over SU',( km .(),() of the public funds He, instead of strangling the monster, let it have 4M, 0!t.:vi:?Ni moro of t ho public funds to iu flm the politics of the country with. In view of these facts, to have him culogbe Andrew Jackson s ems to par take too much of a farce Citizens' Al t li nee. Ai.ikxs should not bo permitte I to own a foo of American soil. While a larne bodv of American laborers arc needing lands, particularly in the old States, there are millions of acres held b Hritisn aristjrrats for speculation, awaiting th rise in prices and demand wh'cii the development caused by these lahoreis will assure. Haml'ton (Afo.) Atlrricatc To vixpk'atf. his reputation as an expert wood carver, a colored man iu Hutchinson. Kan . recently in fifteen hours carved a chain neariy six feet long out of a solid piece of wood. tlE ITAD SIX VICTIMS. DREADFUL WORK OF A CRIP CRAZED FARMER. A Mother nn I Four t'lillilrnn Killed - In - titration that Ihe llnslanl and Father Was the IVrpetrator ot the Awrul lleeil 1'rnbahly In-a e from the Ciiljt. Mrs. Dr. Alien, of Deatrire. went to Ellis, Xeb., on a visit to I:or brother. John H. Puterbaugh, who lived a mile and a half ?oufh of town. She was driven to the farm by Louis Pcrlingai.d knocked at the door, but receiving no response ntered the house, the door not being locked. As she entered she saw her brother on the l'o r tear the door. and supposed lie was asleep. Hie s oke to him, but there being no response, she looked more closely, and saw blcod on her brother's ghastly face. Mrs. Alien ailed Per big in, who made an invt-st'- gati. u. and found a ho, nble state of aTairs. On a lied in the room in which the husband and father lay was the mother with a bullet through her head. In bed with her was a 2-year-old babe, also shot thr iuih the head. On a lounge in the room lay a lad of lo years dead, shot through the head. In the room above was another bed occupied by two young girls, one 1.1 and one both dead with bullet-holes in their heads. The dead are John Puterbaugh, his wife, and four children. How ihey met their terrible fate is as yet not known only bv sin mise. The general lie.ief is lliat the terrible need was the work ot the husband and father. The motive is not known, as Puterl augh xvas a peace able man in comfortable circii i. stances, and it is be'ieyed no trouble existed iu the family. It seems certain that the terrible crime was committed by Puterbaugh. P.y his side, under his arm, lay a 32 ca'iher six chambered revolver with all the cham bers empty. Tiie scene in the house was a in rr ble one and male the strongest hearted turn away. The faces of the dead, though covered with blood, were calm a? though sleeping. Xo signs of b ar wi re portrayed on any of them, and no evi dence of a struggle wore seen any where. All seemed to have been killed while sleeping, and a 1 were shot directly through the skull In every case the pistol was placed close to the head, a powder stains were visible ujhui the pil lows or bed clothing. Puterbaugh was not a drinking man and had the reputation of being an hon est and jcaccabie citien. He suffered from grip last spring and since then lias not been in the best of health, frequently compla tilng of a pain in his bead. He xvas a mati about :is or 40 years of age, and his wife was a year or two younger. The murdered children were as follows: Carrie. l." years; Mabel, i:t vears Charles. 10 cars; Ralph. - year One son. Allen. 17 years of age, survives. Ho was away from home at work. Puterbaugh was in Deatrice a few days aao and is said to have then pur chased tho icvo vor with wh!ch the ter rible deed was oommi't-d. In 1 he barn near the house were the two mules and three horses. Hitchel to a wagon in front of the barn were two more horses, and in the field a number of cows. The house was farly well furnished f r a farm house, and in the cupboard w as an abundance of good food. Puter 1 augh owned I't acres of land, which he purchased in Match last fr.un A. Wisneil, of Peatrice. He was liked by all who knew him there and at. his formej home iu Diiler. Uio Ktectr c Chair. Many States wil! fallow Xew York"; example within the next few years. -.1 i n i 1 1 to ' . Trili i ii : So far as preventing i ublioity in tie press :s i oticern'-d, the law seems lo be a failure. Perhaps it would be more exact to say that those who arc charged with the execution of the law talk tot much. lit'liitnaiinlis .Inn rim'. Those electrocutions in Xew York ap pear to have been entire y successful in removing from this life the four con demned murderers. Electrocution b probably more merciful than hanging f-'di'oi Time. If we must have capital punish i.eni it is possible the new method is p'e'era ble to the old, but the people are en titled to know whether that is so or not, ami they never could know if the press gag clause of the law were respected anc observed. Iturhesli r llrrnhl. It will undoubtedly be many years be fore the electric death is adopted iu th' other capital punishment States of the I'nion, and perhaps tiefore it is gen era ly a .'opted there may l e simpler, although probabiy no less painful, meth ods of execution. IH'ruil Free I 'reus. On the whole, there isi very reason fot the opinion that electrical execution ot cri idna's is a distinct advance of civili sation. 'Ihe only respect in which the new law is a failme is in its atte i pt to pre. vi nt tho press of the t'nitet; States from giving the news with regani to that important change. Fitlxfuirc Jipateh. Evidently the electrical process ot killing is more humane than hanging, although it is barba ous enough, heaver knows. Capital punishment is a hideoiP and an awful thing, and it seems a saft prediction that twenty-live years l.encf it will not bo racticed in any form by any people pretending to civ.lizat on. liiilimnip tlis Sentinel. It does not need a careful reading ol the olticial story to convince any one that the attempt to regulate by law the scn-ationalism in reports of execution is a farco, and that the lobulation can not be repealed too soon. Apparently executions by electricity comply with all ihe requirements of a humane law, but the olfcial report must be tiled away with other imsuc essful experi ments 7'ro; Times. There are differences of opinion as tc the deterrent influences of tho death penalty on evil-doers, but there is ne room at al! for dont t that w hile this penalty temains in vogue the olectrb a' system of indicting it has many and con spicuous advantages over all other meth ods yet devised.- St. f.oiiix (Huhe-lhtmi-crat. It does not make much difference whether murderers are hanged by the neck until they arc dead or whether they are ut to death by electricity. The thing is to kill them, and that swiftly. ( 'iiieinimti ( 'iiininereHil-UnzeCe. "Electrocution' draws the just con demnat'on of the Xew ork Tinux. "Electrothany," which the 'rcn was first to propose a year ago, is tho best form yet suggested. It is j hilologically accurate; it lias analogies in ether words, such as euthanasia, and its meaning is perfectly clear, and the verb "ciee trothanie" can lie deriv d from it iu ac cordance with sound usage. I'hilaiUl phla Press. The only feature of the affair which merits coudeniuatit n is that, provision of the aw which prohib ts the newspapers from publishing any of the details of the execution, and which excludes represent atives of ihe press from witnessing the official killing. Wh n the Xew York legislature again assembles it will strike that silly provis'on from the law. t'fn cinnati Kmpiir.r. The success of the cxceu'icns by elec tricity at Sing Sing xv 11 probably have the effect of silencing the ob.'ections to the law providing for this method of taking off criminals. That it is more humane than hanging is practically cer tain, and it is probable that for a time at least it will have a more terrorizing effect upon tho imaginations of crim inals. SL Learn R put Iw AVALANCHE OF EARTH. NORTH DAKOTA THE SCENE OF VIOLENT STORMS. RTiinlt-rft and ShIcIiI-h in HIlnKoiiri Ohio 'orlet.T Jir!n I In I Fun In Ilae-Ball A IViiii-y Ivaiiiit Vi l:t'-ein laiigrr or Reins Hwal'oned l'. A dis; atoh from Xanaimo, fays: The stoam'-r Princess 15. C. on'sa. ir m Mieona, brings now oi a terrible) landslide on the banks i f. the Skeena liiver, resulting in the death of ono woman and about forty Indians Those residing in a the ? ort-.crn Pa ific Can nery at Ski etia Liver hear I a great lushing no'se in the direction of the high, steep moutita'ii at the back of the can nery. In a moment un avalanche of rocks and earth and trees was uon tho doomed sett'ement carrying everything before it into tl e slough close by the can nery. The oceiii ants of the Louses I ad time to get outsii.'c the bui dings, but, before they could escape from the al vaueiiig column of debris, they were can rht and carried along at a fearful velocity. Iu all nine houses and their occupants were destroyed, including tho moss-houso and residence of the fore man of tlie i auiiery. In the mess-rc.o:n was the xoung Swedish wife of the fore man. SI e wa- carried along in the mad and deadly current, and da-hod todeah li u ml reds of feet be ow. Indians claim that among those destroyed were about forty Indians of the Port Simpson, Silka, Motlakahla, and ICitimiat tribe-. Two lays after the s ide thirteen bodies of the Indians were re overe:!. The body of the foreman's wife has pot yet been found, but there is not the slightest hope for any living thing within the range of the terrible slide of 1 owlders, trees, and earth. The slide just missed the can nery building about two feet. Had tho slide struck the cannery or occurred half an hour earlier, the i cath roll wouhi lur-o reached itilo the hundreds. It had been raining in torrents for the previous four days, and it is thought that the accumulation of water in the ravines on the mountain side broke away, carrying death and destruction with it Tlie Indians are greatly excit-d over the disaster, anil are mourning bit t riy for their d -ad. f TOmiS SUM TIIK Til. IN- '. Kit I Washouts Itcporti l in North Dakota liiin-;e in t'ily and Country. SiH-cia's fiom various points in Xorth Dakota rep nt heavy rains for forty eiui t bouts, which hav.- caused n any wash nits on the railroads and much de struction to irnperty. ltotwecu no i and 400 xves'-bnund pas sensers on the X'orthcra Pacific were stopp-d at Ma c an, X. D Tremendous rains washed out a !ar e number of small bridges and culvirs a';d tr.tck west of this point. All the brbiges that arc gon are sn all ones, those of the Heart Kivcr bc'ng all intact. The lb-art Kiver is running bank full, and is rising. In Maudun most of the side walks were lifted an i scattered aloni the street. Xumbors of cellars are fu I, and a good deal of damage done. Th rain extended fr in west of Modora to Jamestown and poured iu torrents for several hours. This supposed arid re gion has enough rain now to insure a 1 ountoous crop. At Dickinson, X. I)., the rain was wiirs- than at tirst supposed. Crews of track repairers arc working both ea-t and west repairing heavy washoits Wcsthotinl passengers were de'ayed forty-eight hours. S reams are rising rapidly and it has commenced to rain again. Farmers will sustain damates from lodge d grain. y.i kiikrs ami si i: ioes. A Jealous Ex-Patlreman's Cruel I'eetl -I'oiihle Iratfetly on the Itoail from ll lrrll. Ex-Policeman Crowley, of Kan-as City. Mo., who has been married only six months, shot and killed his wife, ot whom he was insane y jealous. He then turned the weapon on himself, tint in tlictcd only a scalp wound. Punning dow n to the kitoh -n, Crowley snatched up a carving knife and attempted to cut his throat, but male only slight gashes. Crovvlcv. fearing vioVnce from the large crowd attracted by tlie. disturbance, ran up Ihe stteet. the crowd pursuing him crying "lynch him, hang him," and throwing rocks and other missiles at him He wa: protected by the police with drawn revolvers. Crowley's inju r.cs are not serious. Murder and self-slaughter were com mitted at Toos, nine miles southwest ol St Louis, Mo.' Frand Pacleman, the teacher of tlie Cathoiic church, and Joseph I rank were coming from mass at'.ioclocK when L rank bred at Pacle man with a revolver The bt.lict took effe.-t but did not kill, but the fc-oiiu shot did. Frank then, in the presence of a hundred or more people, turned the revolver against himself and took his own life. Had ho not done so he woti'd have been lynched. Xo reason can b; assigned for the deed. TIIK EAKTH FF.IX IN. lMsHstcr at an Old Mine In Pennsylvania -A Village in I'rrll. A disastrous cave-in occurred at the old slope of the Kingston Coal Company, near Earkevillc, live miles from Wilkes barre. Pa., and the inhabitants of I nrko vllle, which is built directly over the mine, were in great f ar of their lives and property. The cave was caused by the snapping of the old timbers in the slope directly under the fan house, where the surface sank so suddenly that the upward rush of airlifted the n-of oil the fan house, depositing it within a hundred feet of tlie opening. For bun drcdsof feet iu all directions the sur aco is covered with large scams and cracks, some of them a foot wide, and extending down into the workings. AnumlK-rot houses in tlie vicinity were damaged. A docn men were at work in the mines at the time, but. they all escaped through a second opening. KKI.I.F.S AT THE BAT. Society tilrls I'lay Rae-IIII. Wth a Preacher Acting an I'mp re. The Si ciety girls at Washington, Chio. have dropped the tennis racquet and taken up the base-ball bat An exciting anil amusing game was played between a nine they have just organized and a picked nine of the society young men. The 1,'ev. S. II. Alderson, I). D, a prom inent Presbyterian ministcrof the pla-e, and an enthusiast on base-ball, stood tehind the bat as umpire, and dodged the foul tips with great agility. The young men played left-handed, so as to give the girls a fair chance. The score score 3tood 22 to 17 tn favorof the young men. The girls say they xvill not play in public or travel. They belong to the best families. Rannlbal Manilla. Hk took things seriously, as does everv man win se areer has been a battle, but he had withal a grim humor which ec a sioned almost as many characteristic anecdotes of him as are ic'ated of tlio immortal man with whom his name is to live in history. Pittsburg Times. Tiik present generation hardly knew of him except historically. Miciy will remember, howe.er, seeing him on his visit to the West and this city a few years ago. He was a genia', old-school gentleman, and his depart u;e will recall li period of the country's history oj which there are no prominent survivor. SL Paul Globe.