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Lawn Furniture. We have about 175 pieces of furniture, in the shape of chairs, settees and rockers, suitable for porch anJ lawn One third off the regular price to close them out. All col- ors: come early if you want a bargain. Kitchen Cupboard,$5.25 Made of elm, finished in golden, has glass doors, ad justable shelves, and place below for linen. Worth $9.50 Dining Table, $4.50 This oak extension table it finished in golden, has fancy turned legs. Five feet long when open, size of top 42 inches. Regular value $10 50 elsewhere. Trading Stamps Given with all Spot Cash Purchases NEWS IN BRIEF. (Overflow From the Wires In a Con densed Form. M. Waldeck-Rousseau, the late French premier, has been blackballed at the yacht club at Paris on political grounds. James Rutherford Morris, aged sev enty-five, a member of the old and dis tinguished family of that name, is dead at Morris, N. Y. Nicomedes ZuJoaga, a lawyer, has been appointed Venezuelan representa tive on the mixed claims commission in the matter of the Italian claims against Venezuela. At the demand of Gen. Bobrikoff, tnc governor general of Finland, M. Savon, the Swedish consul at Nystad, Finland, has been dismissed for par ticipation in the anti-Russian agita tion. Mr. and Mrs. Buckway were fatally hurt and a dozen others, including the three Buckway children, were serious ly hurt at Dayton, Ohio, by a trolley car being struck by the Erie express at a grade crossing. THE MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grain and Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, May 26. Wheat No. 1 Northern 7879 l-2c No. 2 Northern, 78@79c No. 3, 76@771-2c. Corn No. 3, 46@47c No. 4, 4145c no Sa? J\m%tcuRJ^o. 2, 47j,Sr and'was a sight never to be forgot ten by those who were present. Th* company took eighteen tons of fish in five hauls of the seine that day. and could have made another haul, but they were uncertain about being able to dispose of the fish.~-Skamokaw8 (Wash.) Eagle. conectrng usta oT "Temperatures. The British weather service is col lecting reports-, from the North Atlan tic and Mediterranean of the tempera tures observed by shipping masters. The data thus collected are to be worked up in charts. This will show, among other things, the extent of the gulf stream. Bad Proofreading. Is there such a thing as literary perfection? Dr. Henry Van Dyke an nounces that he has found five gram matical errors in the original West minster confession, "including a split infinitive and a singular verb to a plural subject." Regret Action of United States. Dr. W. E. Inksetter, a prominent citizen of Costa Rica, says' Costa Ric ans consider the rejection by the United States of the Nicaraguan route one of the greatest misfortunes that ever befell their country. Air Needed to Sustain Life. An ordinary human being uses up 267 cubic feet of air within the twenty four hours. GOODS-PRICES TERMS goods at any price are not cheap and it is not economy to buy a thing without merit even at a little price. We've built a reputation for selling goods that you are better pleased years after than when you first get them. This does not mean that our prices are high. It means simply that we buy in unusually large quantities, and can and do sell for actually less than some dealers pay. #V do and always will give our customers fcenefit of every cent we can save by big buying. Our terms ar cirefully com putedbased upon a fair return for our money and upon the con venientability of "the great bulk of the people to pay. Oak Dresser, $9.95 Made of oak and finished in golden, has 3 good sized drawers a good, size 14x24 French Oval Bevel Plate Mirror. Worth $12.50 Book Cases, $4.50 Will buy a neat book case, made of birch, polished finish in mahogany, adjust able shelves with brass rods, one of the best Grand Rap ids makes worth $12.00. E. L. NAYLOR THE FURNITURE MAN BEMIDJ1, MINNESOTA Iambs, $4.5U(gn.iu. South St. Paul, May 26. Cattle Good to choice steers, $4.50@6 good to choice cows and heifers, $3.25@4 good to choice feeding steers, $3.75 4.25 common to fair stock steers. $2-2) 2.75 steer calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice milch cows, $35@40. Hogs Price range, $5.906.50 bulk, $6.10 6.25 light and inferior grades, $5.90 6.15. Sheep Good to choice shorn lambs, $email@example.com good to choice shorn yearling wethers, $4.75 6 heavy. $4.505 good to choice shorn ewes, medium weight, $firstname.lastname@example.org heavy. $34: culls and stock ewes. $2.503. TAKING THE REST CURE. J. Plerpont Morgan Lays Aside Busi ness Cares in France. Paris, May 26.Upon their arrival at Aix Les Baines J. Pierpont Morgan and daughter were met at the station by the mayor and leading citizens of the town. The mayor presented Miss Morgan with a big bouquet bound with a broad ribbon of stars and stripes, bearing also the arms of the town of Aix. Mr. Morgan is enter taining a large party of friends at Aix, among them the John Monroes of Paris. Mr. Morgan is taking the rest cure and is not doing any business. ARSENAL IS BLOWN UP. Gunboat Goes to the Bottom and Only Five Men Are Saved. good dek, Oprnlngo, May 26. The the British government blown up hy thorities of his own count/SPvernmente. seated that he acce^ it, nn Wealth of Leading Countries. The total wealth of Great Britain is 11,800,000,000 of the United States of America. 16,200,000,000 of France, 9,600,000.000 of Germany, 8,000,000,000, and of Russia 6,400,- 000,000. Spots on the Sun. During the year 1901 twelve groups of spots were noticed on the sun's surface. There were in all 392 sep arate spots, and only on sixty days were there no spots visible. Sweden Has Ancient Vessel. Sweden has the oldest vessel in Europeperhaps in the worldin the schooner Emanuel, built in 1749. She was first a privateer, and is now in th timber trade. Grave of Pioneer Located. The long neglected grave of Senator William Cocke, one of the most nota ble figures in the pioneer history of the South, has been located at Colum bus, Miss. Meteors Common In Mexico. More meteors have been found in Mexico than in any other country. The ten largest known Mexican me teors have an average weight of 9 1-10 tons. COSTLY" FIRE EXPLAINED. Montana Clufc Was Burned to Amuse a Colored Boy. Helena, Mont., May 26.The hand some Montana club, which was de stroyed by fire a short time ago, en tailing a loss of more than $100,000, was lost as a result of the wish of a young colored boy to see the fire de partment operate. The police have arrested Harry Anderson, who was employed as an elevator boy, and he has made a frill confession. Anderson la fifteen years old and an employe of thi- club. Wlien the club secured new quarters he remained in its employ and was preparing to burn that build ing also. Anderson acknowledged that he had started seven other fires in the past few months, "to see the fire engines run," as he expressed it QUEER DIVORCE CASE. Capt. Amerin Arks It to Purge Himself of Bigamy. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 26. Capt. John Amerin, a veteran of the Civil war and the military governor of Louisiana during the reconstruction period, has been granted a divorce as a sequel to one of the most romantic and interesting cases in the hi/^ory of South Dakota divorce ccv.r'... Capt. Amerin married a sec?nu wife, believ ing the first to bo .oad. On her reap pearance he serjred an annulment of the second nrirriage so that he could obtain a diJ, orcc from his first wife. He will nr'w remarry his second wife. repor DAW GIVES WAY.A 26 --18 of Fee of Logs Released at mm\ Cloquet. Mian-t Ma Ill fcn- VJLl Ctloquet, Minn., is to the effect right wing of the dam in the *~~~~~-i V: hangers. W -ttTATV-TTrnr at the lower end of Isl- LOSTTwwblch is an enlargement of return tot has given way and that "ins of feet of logs have FOR SALE-V(j A midnight the lum Duncalf. flierst having interests on river were working to A.\ UlN-b ae* againg flood an a rus ?5Ja 300,'J report is that the dam LANG & CAR. for Bailey's fLONEL CHOSEN. WANTED-Tvy Wj| th L(ja th Qa| A Second .i nn Ma 26 4MaV the officers of the Sec national guard, here, _. right of Austin was iO"!! I iel, succeeding Gen. Jo- 0(Xj MJ Maj. George S. Whit was made lieutenant Jiff/\ ft fif\e majors 1B ustin, auv Pioneer A.elected G. i Chaswerf oe Office* 0v*T Nicholson of Austin. tes Become Farmers, /er 1,000 graduates of ts Agricultural col Rtldolpn one in three of them Repair-ir*- Proinptl, STOPS AUTO RACE PREMIER OF FRANCE AND SPAN- ISH AUTHORITIES TAKE ACTION. LEAVES AWfUL TRAIL Of DEATH FIRST STAGE OF PARIS-MADRID RACE IS FULL OF ACCI- DENTS. SEVERAL PERSONS ARE KILLED MANY OF TH% MONSTER RACING MACHINES ARE COMPLETELY WRECKED. Paris. May 26.In view of the num ber of accidents, some fatal, in the first stage of the Paris-Madrid autp mobile race from Versailles to Bor deaux, Premier Combes has forbidden the continuance of the contest on French territory. The second stage of the race, which was to have been continued on Tuesday, included a run over Frenc&fterritory from Bordeaux to the Sfllhish frontier. Premier Combes' action will probably lead to the race being abandoned. It is reported that the Spanish gov ernment has also forbidden the con tinuance of the race on Spanish terri tory. The first stage in the Paris-Madrid automobile race from Versailles to Bordeaux, 343 miles, finished at noon yesterday, when Louis Renault dashed at a furious pace into Bordeaux, Having Made a Record run of eight hours and twenty-seven minutes. An hour later M. Gabriel ar rived with a still better record of eight hours and seven minutes. It is estimated from the times made that these automobiles covered sixty two miles an hour on the road outside the cities. These \ictories, however, were clouded by a series of 'accidents, having in one case at feast, a fatal re sult. At least two cars were wrecked and Marcel Renault, the winner of the Paris-Vienna race last year, Lorraine Barrows, a very well known automo bilist and Renault's chauffeur, were seriously, it is believed, fatally, in jured, while Barrow's chauffeur was killed. Moreover, an unconfirmed re port says that a serious accident oc curred near Angouleme, in which two occupants of an automobile, the own er of which is not yet known, wefe seriously injured and two Spectators Were Killed. This number of accidents has not caused any great surprise here in view of the number of contestants in the race and the great speed and power of their machines. Versailles passed a night of wild ex citement. It is estimated that a hun dred thousand persons crowded into the little town to witness the start of the race. Soldiers with fixed bayonets lined the track for some distance from Versailles. During the afternoon word of the accidents began to arrive and cast a cloud over the event. The automobile club of Bordeaux received a dispatch at 4 o'clock saying that Renault was unconscious, and, it was feared, dying. Many lesser break- i downs and casualties are reported. Late in the afternoon an unconfirmed report came from Bordeaux that a seri ous accident had occurred near An gouleme, two occupants of an automo bile being thrown out and injured and two spectators killed. No names or details was given. Worst Accident of All. Dispatches arriving from points along the course add to the list of fa talities and accidents. The most ter rible occurred near Bonneval, where machine No. 243, driven by M. Porter, was overturned at a railroad crossing and took fire. The chauffeur was caught underneath the automobile and burned to death, while two soldiers and a child were killed. A woman crossing the road in the neighborhood of Ablis was run over by one of the competing cars and killed. Mr. Stead and his chauffeur, who were first reported killed, are still alive. It seems that their automobile collided with another car and was completely overti..ned in a ditch near Montguyon. Mr. Stead was caught under the machine and badly injured, while his chauffeur was hurled to a distance of thirty feet and his head and body badly cut. DEATH IN A BATH TUB. Prisoner Prefers Death to a Sentence of Twenty Years. Middletown, N. Y., May 26. With twenty years in state prison staring him in the face for his attempted mur der of his wife because he suspected her of being unfaithful, Charles Ad ams, a prisoner who was to have been tried at the county court to-day. fooled the law by committing suicide by drowniug himself in a bath tub. Short in His Accounts. Buffalo. N. Y.. May 26. Grant Blodgett, general bookkeeper of the i Bank of Buffalo, shot himself in the head in the basement of the bank building yesterday. If he survives he will be blind. He was short $519. Called to Columbia. New York, May 26. Prof. C. P. Eerkey, head of the department of geology and mineralogy in the Univer sity of Minnesota, has accepted a place in the department of geology at Colum bia university. i Subscribe for The Daily Pioneer. First Placed on Pretty Head by Gal lant French King. Very few persons, says a French paper, know the origin of the head dress which so many nuns wear, and which hides so much of their faces. It was formerly the custom for con vents to send nuns to the vari&ja cities and towns for the purpose of collecting alms, and as a rule two nuns, one old and the other young, went to each place. They wore small caps, and were popularly known aa "Swallows of Lent." On a certain Ash Wednesday two of them succeeded in obtaining admis sion to the king's palace in Paris, and though the monarch and his courtiers were at dinner, they did not hesitate to solicit alms from them. One of the nuns was very pretty, and the young nobles who were feasting cast such bold glances at her that she blushed with shame, whereupon, the king rose from the table,'and, taking his nap kin, folded it in two and placed in on her head in such a manner that it concealed her blushes. Ever since that day, it is said, this kind of head dress has been worn by nuns. THE INVENTOR OF VALENTINES. New England Spinster Who First Cut Fancy Paper Hearts. Miss Esther Howland of Worcester, Mass., invented the modern valentine In 1849. She never married, and died about ten years ago. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke seminary, and her father had a small book store and bindery. Wishing to add a new feature of the business, she took stiff letter paper.scalloped and fringed the edges, cut heart-shaped holes in the corners, glued on colored pictures that came with raisins, tea, etc., put around the pictures borders of the lace paper that was used on the in side edges of fancy boxes, and hand painted a little verse on them. The valentines found a ready sale busi ness men in New York and elsewhere began to order them for the next year, and it soon appeared that Miss How land had developed a real business. Experiments of No Value. All eggs have a parthenogenetic tendency, which, as Boveri demon strated at the last meeting of the Ger man, Society of Naturalists and Phy sicians, disappears through degenera tion of the controsoma. All that Prof. Loeb of Chicago did was to show thas this parthenogenetic tendency could be stimulated in sea urchins by a nor mal salt solution. In certain infusoria the process of fecundation consists essentially in a subtle osmosis be tween the sexes. The experiments of Loeb did not create life, but simply stimulated bisexual generation at the expense of parthenogenesis. These experiments, therefore, demonstrate nothing as regards the cause of life. Running as an Art and Exercise. Running, like many other things, is an art. It Is seldom an inspiration, and to be performed properly should be learned and practiced. A bad, un tutored style is not only ungraceful, but it prevents a player doing the best work of which she is capable and militates against good plays as pow erfully as anything can. A good, free style, on the other hand, which entails the full use of all proper muscles, gives a girl additional peace and se curity, with infinitely less exertion, when once it has been acquired. Moreover, it improves the carriage and lends grace to all the movements. Decries Statue of Houston. The statue of Gen. Sam Houston of Texas, to be placed in the capitol at Washington, of which Miss Elizabeth Ney is the sculptor, is to be a dupli cate of the statue which has just been finished and placed in the capi tol at Austin. This statue represents Houston as an Indian at a time when he was living with the Cherokee tribe after his self-banishment from Ten nessee. Judge John H. Reagan, who knew Houston intimately, is angry over the Indian statue and in a letter protests against its duplicate being placed in u.e national capitol. Offered His Card. ORIGIN OF NUN'S HEADDRESS. SOME ONE-LINE AUTHORS. An amusing incident occurred in Judge Galloway's court the other day during the progress of a civil case, says the Memphis Scimitar. One of the litigants, a Beal street pawn broker. "Now, Mr. said the attorney "turn your face to the jury and tell them your name and place of business." The witness reached into his coat pocket and, drawing forth a well-worn bit of pasteboard, said: "Here vas mine card.'.'. Judge Galloway was obliged to pound for order. Secretary Cortelyou's Pompadour. Secretary Cortelyou is one of the few remaining men in public life who affect the pompadour style of brush ing the hair. Fifteen or eighteen years ago it seemed as if all mankind had the pompadour craze. When "Pompadour Jim" came on the stage every sport that was a sport wore his bristles rampant. The style is very becoming to Cortelyou. It ena bles him in^serious reflection to run his fingers harrowlike over his head without disturbing his contour. The First Artificial Butter. Margarine, the first artificial butter, was made at Poissy, In France, in 1869 for the first time. It was made from the fat of the kidneys and loins of cattle. Tallow, lard, and olive and cottonseed oil are. also used in the manufacture of various butterines. Cocoa-nut butter is largely used in 4 Northern Europe. Writers Whose Fame Rests Upon a Single Book or Quotation. It is one of the many odd experi ences of life that, while some men in pursuit of fame write a library of books and die and are forgotten, other men, under some happy inspiration, write a single line, poem or volume, and are forever ranked with the im mortals. In some cases immortality goes a-begging from the modest shrinking of an author to claim his offspring, as in the case of the oracle who penned the eloquent word "Don't" in answer to Punch's request for advice to those about to marry. Very few read Congreve nowadays, and fewer still could quote half dozen lines from any of his poems and dramas and yet to many who have never even heard his name there are few lines more familiar than the oft-quoted and misquoted, "Music hath charms to soothe the savage" breast." Charles Wolfe, the Irish divine and poet, wrote many poems of excellence, but only one redeems him and all his works from obscurity, and of this few could get beyond the first line, "We buried him darkly at dead of night." Thomas Gray has left one legacy only from all his writings, but that is an imperishable onehis "Elegy Writ ten in a Country Churchyard," the most widely quoted poem in our lan guage. Yet those who can recite every word of it could probably not even give the name of a single other poem by the same writer. Lady Anne Barnard would have no place at all in the public memory if she had not written "Auld Robin Gray." A SYMPATHY IN COLORS. College President Rings Changes om Good Old Lady's Name. A certain college president employed a housekeeper named Green. One day when the president's wife had com pany Mrs. Green entered the room and: was introduced to a caller. When the guest was about to de part she found herself unable to recall the housekeeper's name, but knew it signified a color, and concluded it must be Brown so she politely said, "Good-bye, Mrs. Brown I am very glad to have met you." At the supper table the incident was related to the president as a good joke on Mrs. Green. "She called you Mrs. Brown, did she?" said the president. "Well, that was vouch better than to have been called Mrs Gray or Mrs. Red, Mrs. Yellow or Mrs. Black, wasn't It?" "I suppose that is the way to look at it," replied the housekeeper, "but I declare I never felt so green in my life." "Oh, well! It was of no consequence. I wouldn't feel blue about it," sooth ingly advised Mr. President. He Misled Them. "What has become of that Mr. Jol liem who used to be so fond of your little Percival?" we ask of the proud mamma. "Oh," she says, "don't mention that detestable person to me again!" "But why? He seemed thoroughly enraptured with the child. He was always dandling it on his knees and getting it to talk for him" "That just it. He would take lit tle Percital on his lap and stuff the child with candy, and encourage him in every way to try to talk, and then and then" "And then what? He didn't try to kidnap the infant?" "Worse than that!" she lamented. "We learned that he was the manager of a biscuit factory, and his only pur pose in fawning over our darling was to get him to say something that could be converted into a name for a new brand of goods." Estate Easily Settled. An attorney from Houston, Tex., tells this story of Judge Roy Bean, justice of the peace in the Lone Star state, who is known better as "The^ Law West of the Pecos River": He held a coroner's inquest on a. Mexican who had been found dead near the Pecos river. The jury brought in a verdict of accidental death. The crowd was dispersing when the judge called them back. "There is another matter to attend to," he said. "On this man's body was found $50 and a six-shooter. It is contrary to ^he laws of Texas and to the peace and dignity of the state to carry concealed weapons. Therefore I confiscate the revolver and fine the deceased $1. The costs in the case are $49, which just settles his estate.'* One of Bismarck's Cousins. At Niederlheme in Germany Uvea a strange man. He is a first cousin of the late Prince Bismark, but he claims a higher lineage than this, for he tells everyone that he is the Mes siah. He spends all of his time in the forest and v/ill have nothing to do with civilization. Recently a peas ant asked him what he thought of death, and he replied: "The time is approaching when I will be the only person on earth, for I am the Messiah, and the kingdom that is promised to me will soon be established. Then champagne will flow freely and all will be hannv!" Record Span of Cantilever Bridge. The strait of Causo, between Cape Breton and the mainland of Nova Scotia, is about to be bridged with a cantilever having the record span of 1,800 feet. Paraffin Oil as Motive Power. Paraffin "oil is about to be tried as the motive power for herring fishing boats on the Moray firth.