NEWS IN BRIEF.
Overflow From the Wires in a Con
Lo Feng Luh, the former Chinese
minister in London, is dead at Foo
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
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
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.
Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, June 14. Wheat No. 1
Northern. 80 80 1-2c No. 2 North
ern, [email protected] No. 3, 77 [email protected] no
grade, [email protected] CornNo. 3, [email protected]
No. 4, [email protected] no grade, [email protected] Rye
No. 2, 42 49c. Barley Malting
grades, [email protected] feed grades. [email protected]
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 [email protected] rye, 51c barley, [email protected]
Milwaukee, June 14. WheatNo.
1 Northern, 84 [email protected], No. 2 North
ern, 82 [email protected]'4c. RyeNo. 1, 53 l-2c.
BarleyNo. 2, 57c. OatsStandard,
37 [email protected] 3-4c. CornJuly, 47 7-8c.
Chicago, June 14. Wheat No.
2 red, 76c No. 3 red, [email protected] No. 2
hard winter, 75c No. 3 hard winter,
[email protected] No. 1 Northern spring, 781-2
@79c No. 2 Northern spring, 78(g)79c
No. 3 spring, [email protected] 76c. CornNo. 2,
[email protected] 3-4c No. 3, [email protected] Oats
No. 2, [email protected] No. 3, [email protected] l-2c.
Sioux City, Iowa, June 14. (\le
Beeves, $4 5 cows, bulls and
mixed, [email protected] stockers and feed
ers, [email protected] calves and yearlings,
[email protected] Hogs, [email protected] bulk, $5.90
Chicago, June 14. CattleGood to
prime steers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders, [email protected] cows, $1.60 4.75
heifers, $2.50 5 calves, $2.756.GO
Texas-fed steers, [email protected] Hogs
Mixed and butchers, [email protected] good
to choice heavy, [email protected] light,
*[email protected] bulk of sales, [email protected]
SheepGood to choice wethers, $4.50
@5.30 Western sheep, [email protected]
native lambs, [email protected] Western
lambs, [email protected] spring lambs, $5.25
South St. Paul, June 14. Cattle
Good to choice steers, [email protected] good
to choice cows and heifers, [email protected]
veals, [email protected] good to choice feeding
steers, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Sheep Good to
choice shcrn lamus, [email protected] fair to
good, [email protected] good to choice
shorn ewes, medium weight, [email protected]
heavy, $3 4 culls and stock ewes,
[email protected] spring lambs, [email protected]
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
.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
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
"'Oh, mamma! What do you think?
Mary*s conking the clothes for din
ner I'"New York Times.
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.
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
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*.
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."
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.
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
Usually the Case.
"Daughter," said the mother who
was long on Solomonic wisdom, "what
ever yon do, don't marry a man with
"Why not, ma?" asked the beauti
"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
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
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
BUY A LOT
NEW TOWNSITE OF
MALLAR LAKE,CLEARWATER COUNTY
First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands.
Geo. McTaggart, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors
Beltrami Avenue. Bemidji, Minn.
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