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NEWS IN BRIEF.
Overflow From the Wires in a Con densed Form. Lo Feng Luh, the former Chinese minister in London, is dead at Foo Chow. Dr. Rudolph Banu of Boulder, Colo., tried on the charge of having mur dered his wife with poison, was found not guilty by the jury and discharged. Lcbaron Russell Briggs, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Har vard, has been elected president of Radliffe college to succeed Mrs. Agas siz, resigned. The sale of a seat on the New York stock exchange is reported at $70,000. This is a decrease of $13,000 from the high record of a few months ago, and $10,000 below the last sale. James Hill, for many years a noted negro leader in the B^niblican party of Mississippi and seWetary of state during reconstruction days, fs dean at Jackson. He was known throughout the country. Dr. Robert Boal, one of the oldest practicing physicians in the West and grandfather of Senator Fort of Lacon, 111., died at Lacon, aged ninety-six. He was very ^i/ominent in politics during war times, and as a member of the state legislature was a steadfast sup porter of Abraham Lincoln. THE MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grain and Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, June 14. Wheat No. 1 Northern. 80 80 1-2c No. 2 North ern, 79@791-2c No. 3, 77 1-2@78c no grade, 70@77c. CornNo. 3, 46@48c No. 4, 44@45c no grade, 41@44c. Rye No. 2, 42 49c. Barley Malting grades, 45@53c feed grades. 37@42c. Minneapolis. June 14. WheatNo. 1 hard, 80 5-8c No. 1 Northern, 79 5-8c No. 2 Northern, 78 5-8c. Duluth, June 14. Wheat No. 1 hard, 81c No. 1 Northern, 80c No. 2 Northern, 781-2c flax, $1,111-8 oats, 35 l-2@36c rye, 51c barley, 35@51c. Milwaukee, June 14. WheatNo. 1 Northern, 84 l-2@85c, No. 2 North ern, 82 l-2@8'4c. RyeNo. 1, 53 l-2c. BarleyNo. 2, 57c. OatsStandard, 37 l-4@37 3-4c. CornJuly, 47 7-8c. Chicago, June 14. Wheat No. 2 red, 76c No. 3 red, 72@75c No. 2 hard winter, 75c No. 3 hard winter, 70@74c No. 1 Northern spring, 781-2 @79c No. 2 Northern spring, 78(g)79c No. 3 spring, 74@ 76c. CornNo. 2, 481-2@48 3-4c No. 3, 48@481-2c. Oats No. 2, 341-2@35c No. 3, 34@34 l-2c. Sioux City, Iowa, June 14. (\le Beeves, $4 5 cows, bulls and mixed, $email@example.com stockers and feed ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves and yearlings, $email@example.com. Hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk, $5.90 @5.95. Chicago, June 14. CattleGood to prime steers, $email@example.com stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $1.60 4.75 heifers, $2.50 5 calves, $2.756.GO Texas-fed steers, $email@example.com. Hogs Mixed and butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice heavy, $email@example.com light, *$firstname.lastname@example.org bulk of sales, $email@example.com. SheepGood to choice wethers, $4.50 @5.30 Western sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org native lambs, $email@example.com Western lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org spring lambs, $5.25 @7.75. South St. Paul, June 14. Cattle Good to choice steers, $4.25@B good to choice cows and heifers, $3.25@4 veals, $2.50@5 good to choice feeding steers, $email@example.com good to choice stock steers, $3.25 3.50 good to choice stock cows and heifers, $2.50 3. HOt-oPrice range, $5.35 5.60 bulk, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep Good to choice shcrn lamus, $5.75@6 fair to good, $email@example.com good to choice shorn ewes, medium weight, $firstname.lastname@example.org heavy, $3 4 culls and stock ewes, $2.50@3 spring lambs, $email@example.com. SCHOONER CAPSIZES. Two Drowned and Others Rescued After Hours of Suffering. New London, Conn., June 14.Dur- ing the height of the gale yesterday the schooner Fred Emerson, 122 tons, of Booth Bay, Me., capsized. One sailor of her crew of five was washed away. Two others clung to the over turned hull and the two remaining were lashed to the rigging. One of the latter succumbed and the others after hours of suffering were rescued. COAL DEALERS FINED. Found Guilty of Conspiracy in Re straint of Trade. Chicago, June 14. In an opinion delivered yesterday by Judge Horton, members of the Northern Illinois Coal Dealers' association were found guilty of conspiracy in restraint of trade and were fined $500. The members of the Retail Coal Dealers' Association of Illi nois and Wisconsin were denied a mo tion for a new trial and fined $100 each. River Continues to Fall. St. Louis, June 14.The river con tinues to fall steadily. The very pressure of water against Broadway in East St. Louis will probably finally destroy a large section of that street. The water is seeping through Broad way steadily in large quantities and must finally completely inundate all that portion of the city south of Mis seuri avenue. Pupils Rendered Unconscious. Hoosic FaMs, N. Y., June 14. At Lake Lauderdale a lightning bolt shattered the chimney of the district schoolhouse. The teacher and one pupil weie seriously hurt. Twenty-five pupils were rendered unconscious. Kills Her Stepfather. Sneedville, Tenn., June 14.Lewis Bolin, aged 60, was murdered by his 13-year-old stepdaughter, who sank the hlade of an axe into his skull. Bolin was chastizing a stepson when the hoy called to his sister for help. Prescience. Stfll the sky was pray and prim, By the winter's breath congealed Bare and gaunt were bush and limb, White and bleak were moor an field. But beneath the frozen sod Stirred a host of blossoms, sky, Saying, with triumphant nod: "Spring is nigh!" Through the grove a rustle creptt Neighbor unto neighbor spoke Dryads who for long had slept Jn their cells of bark awoke, Felt a subtle, eager thrill, Stretched their arms, by rigor numb, Passed the word o'er vale and hill: "Spring Is come!" "Blind, Insensate things!" I thought, "All the world is ice and snow Tours a hope too dearly Tought As a few short days will show. Spring, you prate? When deep amid Frost and drift lie leaf and spear!" But, behold, e'en while I chid Spring was here! Edwin L. Sabin, in New England Maga zine. It was dinner time when Jumbo Sam rode up to the Hat Six ranch. Hpspl tallty is the first law of the cattle country, and Jumbo Sam, who had eaten breakfast seven hours before, was in no mood to transgress it. His saddle creaked as it was relieved of his 200 pounds, and the jaded cow pony shook himself with satisfaction. "Dinner is now ready in the dinin' car," sang out the cook. "Come an' git it while it's hot." In response to the welcome call the crowd of cow punchers filed into the dining room. "Come on, Jumbo," said Rufe Thompson, foreman of the Hat Six. "Better hit the grub trail right'how, if you don't want the cook to work over time. Them cow hands is liable to clean off that table as quick as a heaver workin' in a patch o' fresh wil lows. They ain't got no more manners than one o' yer bears when it sets down to an antelope carcass." Jumbo Sam was a bear hunter by occupation, and the simile was not lost on him. He made a hasty pre tense of scrubbing his bearded face In the water trough at the side of the kitchen, and followed Thompson into the dining room. "Sot yere, Jumbo, right acrost from Peg Simmons. You know Peg. At least if you don't you'd orter." Other than an involuntary start, Jumbo Sam gave no sign that he rec ognized Simmons. He took the seat, however, and bent his head so low over his plate that Jack Fulmer, his nearest table companion, said after ward that he thougut the hunter was about to ask a blessing. This expectation was net realized, for Jumbo Sam, with head still low ered, swept the table with sidelong glances and heiped himself liberally to beefsteak, biscuits and potatoes as the food was passed to him. As he had a reputation for conversation of that personal variety known as brag gadocio, his silence was noticeable. His close attention to the business in hand, however, seemed to remove any mysterious cause for this lack of lo quacity. Not once did he refuse to help himself to the contents of the meat platter or pan of biscuits. Had it not been for his peculiar manner during the meXl his reticence might have been pa^asd by without com ment. N't CEce did he raise his eyes to Peg oir-aioup. The .strr.nge twis\ of his thij he/'k suggested rheuma tism, spiral t:\,ub'.j, earache, almost any ill, in fact, which could be con tracted by a man who sometimes tracked a grizzly in fresh snow for two or three days with stopping until he found his game. Peg Simmons on the other liand seldom looked at his r-Lite. His smaU blue eyes rested almo&t constantly on the bowed head across the table. He was a little manhardly five feet eight, and his slight frame contrasted sharply with Jumbo Sam's bulky fig are. Moreover, he was a cripple. One day while trying to head a refractory steer in gopher ground his pony had stepped in a prairie dog hole and thrown him. Simmons' left leg was broken so badly that it had to be 'Heerd you been shootin' off yer yawp about Nell," he says. amputated. The surgeon did the job in such bungling fashion that the op eration had to be repeated. When Simmons recovered he came to the Hat Six ranch, where he formerly had been enriloyed. The proprietor gave him money to bey a wooden leg, and in a few weeks Simmons had won the nickname of "Peg," and the reputat/on of beingupne of the beet cow punchers In.jthe Big Horn basin Ui spite of his misfortune. No man in the outfit was his superior in roping a steer, nor according to common reportin hand ling a six-shooter. SHE DID NOT DRINK. And Consequently tfld Not Need First Floor Rooms. .American pushfulness is an unlim ited quantity. The women are as ir repressible in society as the men in commerce. A ortain visitor to the Riviera found tnis out recently. He was occupying first floor rooms at a well-known hotel. An of a sudden, without any introduction or prelim inary, a note was brought to him signed by the wife of a well-known American millionaire. It asked him whetner he would object to giving up his rooms to her niece. He was much amazed, but wrote back inquiring whether the niece drank. Mrs. wrote in reply, in surprise and indig nation, winding up with an emphatic statement that her niece did not drink. Lord concluded with the following note: "Lord re grets that ho cannot give up his first floor, rooms to Mrs. 's nioce, for he is convinced that, as the young lady does not drink, it is very much easier for her to get up stairs than it is for Lord ."London Tat ler. A NEW BOILED DINNER. Little One's Astonishment Natural Un der the Circumstances. "I have a little niece," said the ra conteur of the Sewing Circle, "who is never so happy as when she is al lowed to visit the kitchen and watch the servants at work. Fortunately, her mother has good-natured servants who rather enjoy having the child around, so many are the charmed hours which Jessie spends downstairs making little pies under the cook's superintendence, and pretending she Is 'grown up.' "The other day she descended to the laundry to oversee the family wash in her busy little way. She gave one look of utter astonishment as Mary put on the clothes to boil, and then fairly flew upstairs to her mother, ex claiming: "'Oh, mamma! What do you think? Mary*s conking the clothes for din ner I'"New York Times. Cheerfulness Counts. The Cosmopolitan says the longevity of the medical man is materially less than that of workers of other profes? sions. Only those witn a sound physique, other things being equal, can win in a struggle for success. The sick look with confidence to the well. Tney demand the hearty dogmatism that con.es from the overflowing of animal spirits. They enjoy the cheer ful optimism that comes from a good digestion. They lean upon the doc tor in their weakness and yield willing obedience to his kindly influence. Much of the power possessed for good may be outilde of pills or potions, cor rect theories or sound deductions. American Medicine. Bait! A class in a Sunday school was list ening to a lesson on patience. The topic had been carefully explained, and as an aid to understanding the teach er had given each pupil a card bearing the picture of a boy fishing. "Even pleasure," said she, "requires the exer cise of patience. Look at the boy fish ing! He must sit and wait and wait. He must be patient." Having treated the subject very fully, she began with the simplest, most practical question: "And now can any little boy tell me what we need most when we go fish- ing?" With one voice was the answer shouted"bait!" Evicted Kaffir3. The correspondent c" a London pa per, writing from British South Afri ca, says the Kaffirs are bound to in crease in population more rapidly than the whites, whom they already greatly outnumber, and, being barred from work in many cases by the im portation of cheap labor from India and forced to leave their land hold ings, which they retain only under lease from the Boers, to whom it has been allotted, and under liability of eviction, a serious uprising of the na tives is not beyond the possibilities of the near future. The Art of the Pclrrist. The girl who was the picture of health came out of the palmist's booth with a startled expression on her face. "Do you know," she said to a bevy of girl friends"do you know, that palmist told mo I was in perfect health. Now! you know, I'm never ill but how could he tell that from looking at my hand?" And her fiiends murmured, "How wonderful!" Spread of Irrigation Works. The government is to begin the con* struction of irrigation works in five localities. The Sweetwater dam, Wy oming Mill river, Montana the Gun nison tunnel, Colorado Truckee, Nev., and Salt river, Arizona. The cost of i the five plants is estimated at $7,000,- 000 and they are expected to furnish water for 60.000 acre*. Two Masters. In the primary cl?.s3 of a certain Sunday school the lesson was being reviewed by a visito-. When she finally asked for the Goldon Text, a little boy on the back row eagerly raised his hand and proudly repeated: "We cannot serve God and women." Little Chronicle. Monster Cake a Feature. At the ninety-ninth birthday cele bration of the Bible Society at the Guildhall, London, a few days ago the cake weighed ninety-nine pounds. The cake is an institution among the juvenile collectors, and a pound is added to its veieht every year. Concerning Jags. It is do-a in the ranks of the toll er for daily bread that the awful blight of the humdrum is most keenly felt, and here the need of an inteili rent form of jag is most evident. Dress is forbidden as a luxury be yond attainment. Alcoholic excess is a curse whose hideous after results are only too well known. Blessed is the man who shall find or devise a new and harmless jag that shall come into the tired lives of the masses like a burst of sunshine on a leaden day, dispersing and haunting shadows of vice jags, and giving the necessary relief from grinding monotony with out any demoralizing after effects. A. K. Bond in the Booklovers' Maga zine. Usually the Case. "Daughter," said the mother who was long on Solomonic wisdom, "what ever yon do, don't marry a man with dreamy eyes." "Why not, ma?" asked the beauti ful bud. "Because," replied the mater, "it's doughnuts to t-dge he'll also possess a dreamy pocket book." Hare as a Universal Provider. In the economy of nature the hare is the one creature that stands be tween most of the carnivorous animals and starvation. In the northern woods where snow lies on the gr^nd for more than half the year, and where vegetation is of slow growth, the hare serves as a machine for converting birch twigs into muscular, lean meat, and providing it in such quantities, that hawks, owls, wildcats, weaseto and foxes can live in comparative luxury. A pair of hares under favor? able conditions produce 70,000 indi Tiduals In four years. Cats to Kir Prairie Dogs. The owners of an enormous sheep ranch inMontana suffer so much loss from the consumption by prairie dogs of the tender shoots of grass, thai they have determined to import cats enough to exterminate the dogs. The first company of 100 cats is being re cruited at St. Paul. A facetious writer in the New York Post shows anxiety for the future of the cats, their work being accomplished. He says if they do kill the prairie dogs they will have the choice, subsequently, of starva tion, cannibalism or brigandage. A Healthy Spot. The healthfulness 6f a certain sum mer resort is advertised by this story. Recently a visitor began to talk to ah old resident of the town in question and asked him his age, whereupon he said: "I am just over seventy. "Well," said the visitor, "you look a? if you had a good many years to live yet At what age did your father die?" "Father dead?" said the man, look ing surprised. "Father isn't dead why, he's upstairs just now putting grandfather to bed!" A Real Bargain. "In time," said the struggling artist, "that painting will be of great value. All you have to do is to tuck it away in an attic somewhere and keep it for about 200 years, by which time I will have become one of the old masters. Then you can sell it easily to? $10,000. You see, I know the rules, but unfortunately I am not in a finan cial position to carry them out. So, If you want a real bargain. I'll let you have this lUSUe gem for $1.50." "Sized Up* His Man. "Brother" Sheldon, author of "IB His Steps," has a sense of humor. Ha tells this story on himself of a young couple who applied to him to he mar ried. He performed the ceremony with due solemnity and congratulated the bride. Then he observed the bridegroom searching through his pockets and looking a bit humiliated and ashamed. "I am afraid, parson," he said, "that I ain't got any money to pay you with." Then, after a mo ment of deep thought, looking up cheerfully, he added: 3ut I can tell you how to fix your gas meter so it won't register." Cure for Smallpox. A subscriber requests the publica tion of the following: "I am willing \o risk my reputation as a public man," wrote Edward Hiaes to- the Liverpool Mercury, "if the worsfcasa of smallpox cannot he cured in three days, simply by the use of cream of tartar. One ounce of cream of tar tar dissolved at intervals when cold is a certain, never-failing remedy. It has cured thousands, never leaves a mark, never causes blindness and avoids tedious lingering."Canton Saturday Roller. A Pointer for Women. Queen Alexandra's laces, linens and silks are perfumed by a method which almost any woman can copy. The drawers in which they are kept are lined with white paper, strewn with rose petals. On this is placed a layer of the fabrics to be scented, over that a layer of rose leaves, md so on in alternation until the drawer is filled. At the end of twenty-four hours every thing in the drawer will hav a deli* cate perfume that will cling to It for a long time. Pleasure in Doing Good. Rev. A. P. Doyle of New York re marked the other day: "A woman who has an abundance of the good things of this world appreciates them all the more when she tries to uplift tha fallen or bring comfort to the heart broken, and it sweetens her enjoyment of God's gifts. On the other hand, there is no more useless creature on God's earth than the woman of wealth 9 mho lives for aerself alcn*" I kJk i C. D. Steece The Sign Man Is here to stay, and is prepared to do all kinds of up-to-date Painting, Paperhang ing, Free Hand Relief Work, Kalsomin ing. Etc ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED DON'T FORGET TO SEE HIM BEFORE LETTING YOUR JOB. HE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. LEAVE ORDERS AT BEAUDETTE'S TAILOR SHOP. C. D. STEECE *T HE SIGN MAN BEMIDJI, MINN. BUY A LOT IN THE NEW TOWNSITE OF MALLARD LOCATED ON MALLAR LAKE,CLEARWATER COUNTY F..O. SIBLEY PROPRIETOR SOLWAY MINN. First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands. MACS MINT Geo. McTaggart, Prop. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Beltrami Avenue. Bemidji, Minn. 1 4 4 4 i ufejOtjCkA-*