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THE SILVER LANCE.
CRYSTAL, . - - COLORADO Tl»e Sharkey-Maher fight waa won by Ui« police In the eeventh round. If the Japanese are spoiling for a fight, perhaps they can be accommo dated. Owney, the postal dog, is now dead for the third time. Three timea and out tor Owney. Calling a man a pessimist never did and never will close the eyes of the people to an unpleasant situation. The town of Washington, Pa., has a widows' row, where there are nine lone females within a block and only one bachelor. The treasury department figures.ln dicates a decrease of one hundred thou sand In the Immigration of the ysar. Not a tear will be shed over this "loss." It may be correct to speak of the Turk as the "sick man of the east,” but the unfortunate Greeks have rea son to know that he is not so consump tive as he looks. "Founder" Bradley has popularised As bury park by erecting what -ho calls a trystlng tower for lovers. Here Cupid will hold high carnival, and a generation of young men and maidens will rise up to call the name of Brad ley blessed. This fills a long-felt want In almost every thickly settled com munity. Rev. William H. Noyes has resigned as a missionary in Japan of the Amer ican hoard, on the ground that he is uncertain whether he believes some of the doctrinee Inculcated by the board. It was his avowal of a belief In proba tion after death that brought about the famous controversy over that ques tion in the hoard some years ago. St. Petersburg's population Is 1,297,- 023. according to the Russian census taken this spring; that of Moscow is 988,610, of Warsaw 614,762, and of Odessa 404,661. Out of a total Rus sian population of 129,211,000 there are 04,616,820 men. An unexpected discov ery Is that of an increase In the popu lation of the new provinces In central Asia. Aa bearing upon the present im proved methods of gold mining the statement In the annual report of one of the largest mines In Colorado showing that since the organisation of the company the average cost of pro ducing |1 worth of gold has been 37 cents, la interesting. The extent to which new methods can be applied to old mines even le just coming to be realised. The welcome reception of the Har vard University crew's coach at the headquarters of the Yale oarsmen, and the invitation extended to him to in - the Ygle crew at their practice, may he regarded aa the final blow to the system of spying upon the secret practice of crews matched for compe tition. This time-honored feature of the training period haa savored too strongly of professional ism to be a fit adjunct at college sport. The official Austrian crop estimates, according to Beerbohm, are 34,000,000 to 36,000.000 metric hundred weights of wheat, against 38,000,000 metric hun dredweights in 1896. The rye crop is estimated at 11,000.000 to 12,000,000 me tric hundredweights, against 12,000,000 metric hundredweights in 1896. Bar ley, 10,000,000 to 11.000,000 metric hun dredweights, against 12,000,000 me tric hundredweights in 1896. If fav orable weather continues these esti mates may be largely Improved. The beet thing John Calllcott, the colored end-of-the-world prophet of Lafayette, Ind.. can do now Is to go out of the prophesying business with out delay. Mr.- Calllcott has been tell ing ue for fifteen years that the end was coming at certain times, and every time he has disappointed a whole lot of people. John is said to be an ex cellent plasterer, and we would advise him to stick to his business hereafter and refrain from attempting to scare us to death. The developments of modern warfare are not encouraging to skulkers. Hid ing behind a tree will be useless in the next war, according to a surgeon who has been taking notes In Culm. The bullet from a Mauser rifle goes through a large tree with ease. It also is said that a bullet often passes through the human body without disabling a com batant. the wound of exit not exceed ing In elm that of entrance. The other firearms of the Cubans are aald to he far more destructive than the modern rlfiea ef the Spanish troops when they •trike a person, but they have not the ability to bore through troas to nt at their victims. Mr. Andrew Oarnegie'e announce ment that he is about to give away a million dollars more to good objects le *df the Boston Herald to aay, in wd* wfcfch wo heartily Indoraa’that *“ Purpoae ohow. "that he la atm of the opinion that the beet time for a to apend his money In doing to his fellow men is while he la JS/EjSJ 1 * • glorious idea, and TJJVjwthy the imitation of his tel ■ * " m —— r aayway/' MAY SETTLE STRIKE. PLAN AGREED TO BY SOME OPERATORS. If Ninety-five Per Cent of Them Sign Tfc«/re Will Bo Peace In the Coni Re gion for n Long Time. Pittsburg, Pa., July 14.—The pros pect for a settlement of the great min ers' strike is brighter to-night than at any time since the struggle began. The cheering announcement Is made to-night that W. P. De Armitt, presi dent of the New York A Cleveland Gas and Coal Company, whose 1,200 men have been constantly at work, and without whose assistance the success of the movement would have been Jeo pardized, has agreed to Join with the other operators for a plan of settle ment of the strike in a true uniformity basis. This result lias been brought about by the efforts of the members of the Joint committee who have been working assidiously to this end since meeting President De Armitt yester day. This afternoon the committee called upon Mr. I»c Armitt and sub mitted their plan, to which he agreed. Then the commission met the miners’ officials and the proposition also re ceived their approval. Under the terms of the agreement Mr. I>e Armitt consents to sign a con tract which will bring about a condi tion of true uniformity in tin* Pitts burg district, according to the plan formulated, but which failed eighteen months ago. The contract provides that there shall be no company stores, honest weight, fair screens and the re moval of the evils long complained of by the miners. He will sign such a contract provided that ninety-five i>er cent, of the operators in the Pittsburg district become parties to it. In agree ing to the terms, the miners’ officials promise to use their Influence to ob tain the signatures of the operators to the contract, and they will begin to morrow morning on this work. They stipulated, however, tlint the proposed contract should have no Immediate ef fect In calling off tlie present general suspension. General Little of the Ohio Board of Arbitration said to-night that If the plan is carried out It will not only af fect Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, but will boa barrier against recurring troubles in the Pittsburg district. Tiie miners of Illinois this evening admitted that even though they had won the present strike without arbitra tion. the victory would have been only temporary, as in the absence of a con tract such as has been agreed upon, would have left the door open for new grievances that were bound to mani fest themselves. The miners’ officials claim to-night' that the Cannnsburg mines In the Pan handle district, which have been in op eration since the strike began, were shut down to-day on account of the men Joining the ranks of the strikers. Tills makes the susiM'nsion in the Pan handle district absolute. \y Coal sold to-day at $1.50 a ton for mixed and $1.30 for run of mine. No disturbances of any kind occurred during the day and quiet reigns lu all parts of the district. ANOTHER RESERVOIR BREAKS. This Tim* a New York Town Halters and Several Lives Are Loet. Newburgh, N. Y., July 14.—The Mel slnga reservoir In the Fishkill moun tains, near Mateawan, burst at 3 o’clock this morning, owing to the heavy rains. The water ran into the creek, and two miles below, near Duch ess Junction, washed away brickyards and buildings, including a boarding house occupied by laborers. It is reported here that nine of them were drowned and others are missing. The flood washed away 200 yards of the Hudson Hlver railroad track and trains are stalled on each side of the break. There are two reservoirs in the moun tains, the lower one half a mile distant from the other. The upper dam gave way, letting the volume of water Into the lower reservoir. This also burst and the water rushed down through a ravine. Van Buren & Timony’s brick yards on the Hudson, just below Duch ess Junction, are a mile distant from the site of the lower reservoir. Without warning the flood reached them through the ravine and made ter rible havoc. Buildings were torn in pieces and their occupants carried away in the raging flood. The water works system was operated by a pri vate coni|Mtny and supplied the vil lages of Matteawau and Flshkill-on t lie- Hudson. Three buildings, two of whicb were lioarding houses, were swept away by the rushing water, and twenty people are missing. The reservoir, the bursting of which caused the havoc at Duchess Junction, is situated iu the Fishkill mountains, about a mile east of the junction. It collects the surface water from the north side of South Beacon and the south side of a neighboring mountain, and is about 500 feet above tide water. Its overflow reaches the Hudson by way of a small stream knowu as To wanda creek. There were about thirty laborers in the ilouses that were swept away. All escaped but the nine. Many had arms broken, and others suffered minor in juries. RICH NEW ALASKA PLACERS. Returning Miner* Bring Back •1,500,000 In Gold. San Francisco, July 14.—Forty Yukon miners came into port on the little steamship Excelsior this afternoon with $500,000 in gold dust and the re port of the biggest placer discovery ever made. A second contingent wiil arrive in a few days with a million dol lars more in dust. Their stories are corroborated by the dust and by the words of unimpeachable citizens. In the party is a woman, Mrs. T. S. Llp pey, who made the journey afoot from Juneau to the mines. 1.000 miles. The placers lie In British territory, north east of Forty-Mile camp, and about 100 miles from the Alaskan line. There are thirteen miles of placer claims on the Glondyke river, averaging $300,000 to the claim. It is the richest discovery ever made. It has created another ’4*9 sensation here. One miner had to make two trips from the steamer at the dock to the Palace hotel in a cab to carry his gold. The miners came down Jj* Yukon, 1.900 miles. In boats to St. Michaels, where they took tbe steamer. 5? * n t ,mmenße mpb from tula city $o the placers, _ ( TRANSMISSISSIPPI CONGRESS. It* Ninth HmloD Opitna nt Salt Uk« Oily Thursday. Balt Lake. Utah, July 14.—The ninth session of the Transmisslssippl Con gress opened here to-day. The seats on the first floor of the hall were nearly filled and a large at tendance of visitors filled the galleries when Secretary Clumer called the con vention to order. Prayer was ofTered by Rev. A. L. Hudson. Hon. H. R. Whitmore of St. Louis was introduced ns chairman of tbe ex ecutive committee and called upon Governor Wells to address the conven tion. . ii The address of welcome was deliv ered by Mayor Glendenning on behalf of the city and a response by Colonel Doniphan of St. Joseph, Missouri. After appointing the committees re cess was taken to 1:30 p. m. On reassembling in the afternoon, a message was received from Hon. W. J- Bryan, saying that he would arrive here to-morrow morning. The reading of the message was greeted with ap plause. After the introduction of several res olutions and the appointment of com mittees, the regular order of business was taken up, being the discussion of the Nicaraguan canal question. The first address on this subject was deliv ered by Professor S. Waterhouse of the Washington University of St. Louis. His speech was very lengthy and was an able argument of the con struction of the canal by the govern ment. His speech was loudly ap plauded. Waterhouse was followed by Hugh Craig of California, who spoke on the same subject. The evening session was devoted to a discussion of the Hawaiian ques tion. THE HAWAIIAN TREATY. Committee Report* It to the Senate With out Amendment*. Washington, July 14.—The Senate committee on foreign relations agreed to-day to report the resolution for the ratification of the Hawaiian annexa tion treaty without amendment. Of the eleven members of the com mittee, seven were present. These were Messrs. Davis, Cullom, Foraker, Clark, Morgan. Turpie and Daniel, and of these all but Messrs. Turpie and Dan iel east tlieir votes for the raeatßtlon of ratification. Senator Frye’s vote was also casi In that interest by Senator Davis, Mr. Frye having left Instructions to this effect. Senators Daniel and Turpie did not take a positive stand in opposition to the treaty, but both expressed the opinion that It was not expedient nor consistent with, the vast importance of the subject that the treaty should be pressed to immediate consideration, and that If the Senate was not to take the subject up at the present session the better course would lie to leave it iu committee until the Senate should he prepared to proceed with its con sideration. Senator Turpie expressed himself as inclined to favor the treaty, hut said that he thought that it should be amended. He. however, withheld his amendments on the suggestion that the majority would consider it preferable to have the amendments offered In the Senate. There was a general uuder stnnding that the committee Hhould make no effort to secure the considera tion of the treaty during the present session. STEVENS STILL ALIVE. Tenth Day of III* Imprisonment, but H« Answer* Signal* of Hl* Rescuer*. Phoenix, Ariz., July 14.—John Stev ens, the miner Imprisoned by the cave in at the Mammoth mine at Golden fields, forty miles east of Phoenix, is still alive, and day by day answers hack the signals of the rescuers work ing in the new shaft being suuk to reach him. This is now the tenth day of his imprisonment, and whether in that time he has had food and water is only conjecture. It has t>eeu feared as well that his supply of air would fall. The rescue shaft Is now within thir ty feet of the 200-foot drift wherein is Stevens, and during the night it is thought a drill hole may be sunk to him through which to scud water and food. The entire force of the mine lias been divided into short watches in sinking this shaft, and the labors of the miners have been Ilerculauean. I wo shafts started before the one now being pushed had to lie abandoned on account of caving earth. Stevens, who Is an old Colorado miner, has, It is believed, made progress toward the rescuers. Tbe cave,.was caused by in sufficient timbering In a great under ground stope from which several hun dred thousands dollars of rich ore have been taken. Horned by X-Rays. Indianapolis, July 14.—George F. Mc- Culloch of Muncie, who succeeded “Oom” Jack Gowdy as chairman of the Republican state central committee, is at a sanitarium iu this city, and likely soon to lose his left leg on account of au X-ray burn received several months ago. Blood poisoning has set in and even worse consequences are to be feared. Mr. McCulloch submitted to an X-ray experiment on account of trouble he had been having with his leg, and in the experiment his knee was burned by the cathode rays. The burn refused to heal. Bryan to Tour Mexico. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 14.—1 t Is stated on excellent authority that W. J. Bryan will, shortly after the ad journment of the Trnnsmississippj Con gress, make a tour of Mexico In com pany with some Texas friends, whose acquaintance he made while on a lec ture tour through that state last win ter. This tour will not be solely for pleasure, but for the purpose of gath ering data for use in the campaign for the free coinage of silver. Creede's Death Accidental. Los Angeles, Cal., July 14.—Acci dental self-poisoning by an overdose of morphine taken to relieve pain was the verdict of the coroner’s jury as ths cause of the death of Nicholas O. Creede, the Colorado mining king, who waa found dead hi* residence yestar- SALT LAKE CONGRESS STRONG RESOLUTIONS ADOPT ED. Overwh.lmln. *» r *" >r ” f ...IP. H.W.11 ."<* H.lpln* th. Cm ban*. Salt Lake City, Utah. July lu.-The attendance of delegates and visitors at today’s session of the Trans-Mlsslsslp pl Congress was much larger than on yesterday atpl much Interest was taken in the proceedings. The delegates got to work in earnest to-day and disposed of some of the most important business before the congress. The following resolutions were adopt *d‘‘Resolved, That the Trans-Mississip pi Congress favors the prompt anexa tion of the Hawaiian republic to the United States on the grounds of nation al policy, prestige and commercial ne cessity, thereby removing the possibil ity of this great stronghold in mid-l a cifle being controlled by any foreign power as a constant menace to our country.” "Resolved. That we heartily sympa thize with the people of Cuba in their heroie struggle for civil liberty and we request Congress and the President to recognize Cuba as a nation, and if ne cessary to render it substantial assist ance in securing and maintaining in dependence.” “Resolved, That the pending gigantic labor struggle between coal mine op erators and working miners, extending as it does throughout the mining re gions of many states, threatening a coal famine and paralyzing some of the most important industries of the na tion. proves the necessity for the adop tion by Congress of some adequate and effectual system of arbitration in seri ous controversies between labor and capital -arbitration that will do justice to both sides in all such troubles, and so ordained that it will tend to secure justice without the drastic measures of strikes and lockouts. “Resolved, That this congress urges most earnestly upon the Congress of the United States the importance of fos tering all measures that will tend to de velop the beet sugar industry of this country. “Resolved. That we are in favor of such legislation by Congress as will Insure tbe prompt construction of the Nicaraguan canal as an American en terprise, ip remain under American control, and that we memorialize Con gress to this effect.” The silver resolution, to be debated to-day, follows: “Whereas, The Trans-Mississippi Con gress lias at its last six sessions declar ed In favor of free and unlimited coin age of both gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1; and. “Whereas. Such action by this con gress lias proved a most potential fac tor in arousing the nation to the neces sity of a return to its former wise and beneficent coinage system, the success of which efforts calls for redoubled ergy in that behalf dn our part; there fore, l>e it “Resolved. That we heartily com mend the action of President McKinley in appointing a committee to try to se cure an international agreement and most earnestly hope that success may crown their efforts. We further affirm that such efforts are proof of the fail ure of the gold standard to advance the Interests and prosperity of the Ameri can people and of the fact that the restoration of bimetallism is almost universally demanded by them. “Resolved, That while we favor the free coinage of gold and silver through international agreement at the ratio of 15*6 or 16 to 1, if it can be secured, yet efforts in behalf or such an agreement afford no reason for the American peo ple to cease their endeavors in behalf ( of Independent bimetallism on the part I of the United States; and this congress ! places itself on record ns demanding the immediate restoration of the free and unlimited coinage of gold and sil ver nt the present ratio of 16 to 1, with out waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation, such gold and silver I coin to be alike full legal tender for all debts, public and private." When William J. Bryan entered the hall early in the session he was greet ed with the wildest enthusiasm. Black of California moved that three cheers be given for Mr. Bryan, which the lat ter said was out of order, but the cheers were given nevertheless. Mr. Bryan, in taking the chair, said It was a matter of great regret that he was not able to be here earlier, but he knew that the congress had been ably presided over by Messrs. Whitmore and Craig. He said he was fully in ac cord with the movements of this con gress which represented a great em pire iu the West. There were numer ous matters in which this section was peculiarly interested and that was one of the reasons why the congress had met here, for an interchange of views on these matters, and another reason was that the Transmisslssippl states were a part of this great nation and interested in everything of nation al importance. They had a right to se cure everything which would tend to their advancement, but did not desire to do so at the expense of any other part of the country. The more he trav eled over this vast region the greater it seemed. Touching upon irrigation, he indulged in a little pleasantry by saying that Democrats had found out that water was very important, espe cially in this part of the country. He felt more and more hopeful of the future of this western country, and it was not beyond the range of possi bilities to see millions of people living In the fertile valleys of the West. Mr. Bryan concluded by saying: “We wlli rear a people in the groat West that will stand for American liberty and American progress.” Will Fly From the Peak. Colorado Springs, Colo., July 15. William B. Felts is certainly sincere in his intention to try an aeroplane flight from the summit of Tike’s peak to Colorado Springs. He is working at his apparatus, which will be ready for a trial before many days. Felts is a man of middle age and is now in the commission business. He came here from Western Nebraska, where he had studied law. He has been in the United States army. . Hl» apparaLUs is a modification 0 f Lllenthal a aeroplane, is made of can with wooden ribs and has a spread ef US pqnare fees. He eay« j,, )»• made several l„g at the top ° f run elly eminences in m#le way, End ning down ,hl “ slope eoar then sliding on Ji* irking In ae- Ing bird. He Qjjt bv cret and his plans nrj> t fll ,d the Sate C for e t n he srand flight of ten miles. STAMPED TO DEATH. _ ... - te of m Tennenee N**ro tow Horr,b, A«“.m« . V.uaa L.-V Cincinnati, 0., July,£aw merclal Tribune special from Law "Tear A West m poin a tf“Tennessee, Tuee day afternoon Miss found brnta^ymnrferetf.fin^wo^ ° f Wt!liams P was riddled with boheta Before a shot was fired 'he negro wa. knocked down and stamped to death. Then the crowd fell back and thos who had pistols fired volley ley at him. The crowd then gathered wood and building a Are aliout h nc watched the ghastly scene until the murderer was only ashes. For two days and nights 000 men. armed and determined, have scoured the country for miles. Several times posses were within shooting distance of him, but he escaped. He was cap tured within sixteen miles of the scene of the crime. A man named Clark, to whom he applied for tobacco, suspected and held him for the crowd. Williams was first traced to Iron City. He traded the young lady’s belt to a negro woman for a nights lodging. He was later seen at Pruitton, and several shots were fired. All trace was lost until this afternoon, when search ers came upon him three miles south of Pruitton. He had been in the woods without food over two days and run ning most of the time, so that he was exhausted. The crowd quickly took him back to the scene of his brutal crime, tied him to the same tree that he had tied his victim to when he assaulted her, and there gave him a torturing death. The mob was composed of most sub stantial men. The victim was shortly to have been married to a young man in Nashville. Her Intended husband came down from Nashville to-day and was at West Pofnt to meet the crowd of avengers and assist them. The young lady left her home early Tuesday morning to pick berries. When she did not return for dinner, her friends went in search of her. She was found dead and tied to a sapling, with a leather strap around her neck. One of her eyes had been gouged out, and in her tightly-clenched hands were leaves and grass. All around the ground showed that a terrible struggle had taken place. When the negro was captured his face and arms were ter ribly scratched and torn. EXAMINATIONS FOR DIPLOMAS. General Information for Candidate* Con tained In a Circular Issued by Stat* Superintendent. Denver, July 16.—The state superin tendent of public instruction has Is sued a circular giving general informa tion concerning the examination to be held for candidates for state diplomas. The next examination will be held in Denver August 25th, 26th and 27th. The Board of Examiners, which con sists of Grace Espey Patton, James H. Baker. Alston Ellis and Regis Chau venet. has issued the following in structions to candidates, which are em bodied in the circular: All applications and accompanying papers must be filed in the office of the superintendent of public instruction not later than August 9th. Candidates for the state diploniA are subject to the following conditions: First—They shall possess a first class. unexpired county certificate is sued in Colorado. Second—They shall pass a satisfac tory written examination in each of the following named branches of study: Algebra, geometry, physiology, botany, physics, general history, civil government, including the constitution of Colorado,English literature and rhet oric. psychology and pedagogy, and Latin, or French, or German. Third—They shall pass a satisfactory written examination iu any three sub jects to lie selected by tnem from those herewith named: Trigonometry, as tronomy, physical geography, geology and mineralogy, zoology, chemistry, logic and political economy. Such applicants as have passed a satisfactory examination before the State Board of Examiners, in any of the subjects within two years will re ceive full credit therein without further examination. No one will be recommended to re ceive the state diploma, without ex amination. who has not given satis factory evidence of educational and other qualifications at least equivalent to the highest of those hereinbefore named. In considering an applicant’s claim to a state diploma, either honorary or based upon the examination tests, the board will give due weight to evidence showing high attainments in special lines of educational work. Eminent success in filling the posi tions of principal of high school, super intendent of schools, or professor in some higher institution of learning will receive due recognition in consid ering any one’s fitness to receive a complimentary state diploma. Canon City Fruit Show. Canon City. Colo.. July 1«.-Everv thing indicates a big measure of aiTe £** Cano “ City’s combination of Fruit Day and state milt show next “®"' The V™ horticultural events will come on August 16th and 17th Preparations are being poshed with due vigor by the various committees In charge of the arrangements. Their efforts a re being fully co-operated in by the state horticultural authorities, the orchardists and gardeners and the railway companies. Cleveland’s Order Suspended. Washington, July 14 - President Mc- Kinley has Issued an order suspending the operation of ea-Presldent dev* land s order consolidating the Denslon agencies of the country and ttteir n«ml*cr t« nine from eighteen, WENT CUNNING FOR A BALLOON British Artillery lilts One and Drop* It at 9,000 Yard*. It has been demonstrated by a recent ex periment in EuKlund that no war balloon can be safe within a zone of at least 2,000 yards of well-handled artillery. The ex periment was conducted at Hhoeburyness by the war office in secret. With the aid of field glasses a newspaper correspondent was enabled to observe the ranges. He saw a pear-shaped balloon some 1,800 feet In the air. It swayed with every gust of wind. Presently it remulned steady, leaning side ways with the strain nut upon it by the hawser, which was held by fifty men. Sig nals were made by flag from tie balloos holders to the seu wall battery. A couple of puffs of smoke from two fif teen-pounders, and one could hear the shells moaning past, high above one's head Two Jets of smoke below the balloon showed where the sliarpnel had burst, and proved that the gunners had got their range, be tween 1,700 and 2,000 yards, correctly enough. Two more shells followed, one of them bursting below and the other In a di reet line with the object, probably causing some damage. The third and fourth pairs of shells were low, but both of the fifth '« burst above the balloon. Still there was no visible sign of damage, and the big air vessel was still rotund. After the sixth salvo one could detect signs of a collapse, which final ly came when both of the seventh brace of shells burst right on the balloon. There was a sudden wavering, a sort of spasmodic struggle, and then, ripped from top to bottom, the mass fluttered slowly downward, like a wounded pheasaut.—New York Press. THE USE OF THE MEGAPHONE. It Is an Invaluable Adjunct to Crew Train, ers and Others. The reports of the rowing contests have all contained reference to the megaphone, through which the various coaches conununi caetd with the crews, and accounts from the training headquarters had similar references, says the New York Tribune. The simple Instrument is found to be so valuable as a means of communication that it Is now looked upon as a part of the necessary para phernalia In a rowing contest. The mega phone Is simply a large cone, from thirty to forty-eight inches long, made of water-proof fiber or light metal. The voice of a person speaking into the small end Is carried easily a distance of a mile, while a loud call, when neither wind nor obstructions Interfere, may he heard on the water. In open country or along the shore a distance of two miles. The instrument is often used as a receiver also. The small end Is placed at the ear. and sound from a distance which would otherwise be inaudible, can be heard dis tinctly. The instrument is usually held In the hands of the person who uses It, like a speaking trumpet, but It Is constructed so that It ••an be fixed to a tripod or a swivel, and the person using It may remain seated and direct It to any point. By means of the megaphone the audiences at irearlv all open air athletic meetings are informed as to the winners, and at those places, as well as lu the rowing world. It has become an Inval uable Instrument. A YOUNG GIRL’S LIBRARY. Best Ten American Book* Selected by a Prominent Author. Thomas Wentworth Higglnson, In an ar ticle In November Ladies' Home Journal, prints a list of 100 books, by American au | thors. which he regards as the best works for young girls of fifteen. He considers the attractive and interesting features of books in making up his list, as be holds that liter ary instruction should be presented In Its most palatable and inviting form to youth. In naming tbe liest ten books for young girls Mr. Higglnson says: At the head of all available books for American girls whether to create tbe love of reading or to gratify It must be placed, of course. Miss Alcott'* “Little Women." The young girls them selves will place It there. If we do not: and there Is really no objection to be made to this prominence, beyond some oceaslonal In stances of slang or slovenly expression. With It may Im* classed, though perhaps written for somewhat younger readers. Miss Jane Andrews' Immortal "The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Hall that Floats in the Air." a book which has for the first time brought It home to multitudes of young people that they are the citizens not merely of a nation but off a planet. We may then pass to four classic works, by ••lassie American authors: Hawthorne’s “Wonder Hook." Longfellow’s “Evangeline.” Low ell’s “Vision of Kir Launfal" and Whittier’* "Know-Bound.” With a ll’.tle less sense of perfect security we may add Irving's "Sketch Book." Cooper’s “Last of the Mo hicans." and Mrs. Stowe's “Uncle Tom's Cabin," the last two havmg this especial value, that they introduced two new races Into literature and won nt once an Interna tional fame. This makes line of the first ten. and Pr. Hale's “Ten Times One Is Ten" seems almost providential as to the fitness of its title, and may rightfully find Its way in. Educations . Attention of the reader is called to the announcement of Notre Dame uni versity in another column of this paper. This noted institution of learning en ters upon its fifty-fourth year with the next session, commencing Sept. 7, 1897. Parents and guardians contemplating sending their boys and young men away from home to school would do well to write for particulars to the Uni versity of Notre Dame, Indiana, before making arrangements for their educa tion elsewhere. Nowhere in this broad land are there to be found better facil ities for cultivating the mind and heart than are offered at Notre Dame Uni versity. A Stove That Cools. It has often been wondered that Yankee ingenuity bus not long Since discovered a way to modify the heat of our houses in summer. Some one has recently Invented a stove with which, by means of salt, a small quantity of Jce, anu a patent chemical, be proposes to produce an Intense degree of cold. The stove can be cooled so that if a hand be placed pnon it the skin will In stantly be •tripped as In contact with hot Iron. It is Oalined that with till-. »tove the temperature of u room, in hottest weather, can be run down to ant point desired. If tills appuratu* proves a success, and some suitable non-conducting material found for bottling liquefied air. It seems probable that King Sol will soon be deprived of bis power to terrorize us in our homes. —Chicago Inter Ocean. Enterprises of Great Pith and Moment Have, ere now, had th#lr currents "turned awry," as Hamlet says, by an attack of dyspepsia. Napoleon fsiled to improve his advantage at Austerlit2 In consequence, it Is said, of Indigestion brought on by some indiscretion Ip eating. In order to avoid dyspepsia, abstain fr- ni over-indulgence, and precede tbe meal by a wineglassful of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, more effective than any dletatic in Improving the tone of the stomach. Liver complaint, chills and fever, and rhavnnatlsm are annihilated by the Bitters. "I saw Mias Jinks last night, and her fea tures were crushed beyond recognition. "Heavens! What was the accident?" "No accident; she was Just looking over the shoulder of a man who was dragging her around in a two-step waltz.” Educate your Bowels With Cascarets. Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forovsr. 10c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money* In England and Wales the death rate from typhoid fever has declined from 277 per mll llon In 1876-80 to l.’lSJn IHPI-P4. COULD NOT EAT Th, Affliction Wfich Befell • Fort Scott Lady. FORT SCOTT, KAN.— “I have taken Hood’s Sarsaparilla for dyspepsia and to purify my blood, with excellent results. I was so that I cobid not eat anything without distress, bnl since taking a few bottles of Hood’s Sarsaparilla my food does not distress me and I have felt better in every way. I believe it to be the best of blood medicinesawd gladly recommend it to others.” Eva C *raio. HOOd’S Pills tasteless, mild, effec * 9 r ” w Prv, AU druggists, 95c,