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m.. Monday: For Upper Michigan, Lower
Micbigan and Wisconsin: Rain, preceded
iv Lower Michigan by fair; warmer, except
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perature; somberly winds. For lowa and
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Illinois by fair: warmer iv Illinois and East
ern lowa." colder in Western Iowa; southerly
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For St. Paul and vicinity: Light rain;
slight rise in temperature.
The Cionia jury finds all the prisoners
The Montana senate is expected to organ
ize this morning.
Thousands follow the remains of Searle,
the oarsman, to the crave.
The remain? of Franklin B. Gowen have
been taken to Philadelphia for burial.
B Congress will pay itself for the month of
DecemDer and go home for Christmas, this
Elmer E. Erwin, son of a prominent citi
zen of Sioux City, is killed in a saloon atC'ov
ington. Neb.
Langdon, Fletcher and Oilman are said to
have combined to prevent Merriam's nomi
nation for governor.
Republican politicians ire v.-ing the North
Dakota legislature through which to air their
grievances with each oilier.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch charges that
the last Missouri legislature was purchased
by the dressed-hog combine.
A collision between the militia and imper
ialists is reported in Bahia, Brazil, and 50i>
people are said to have been killed.
Mr. Glads-tone declines to accept the invi
tation to initiate an agitation looting to the
establishment of a working day of eight
The clou Is of war are still lowering
upon the senate chamber, or. at least,
upon that part of it occupied by the
Minnesota senators. The tlag of truce
scut in by Senator Davis last week
seems to have been accepted by Sena
tor WA.SBBURS as a token of weakness
on the part of his antagonist, and he
has accordingly tightened his grip on
the federal patron and proposes
from this tinivj forth, to pliy a lone
hand in distributing the offices. From
the Globe's standpoint the situation is
more amusing than seriou-?, and yet we
know that the suspense must be awfully
piinfui to the hungry office-seekers of
Republican parsuasion, whose pockets
sutler an aching void while the hold
over Democrats are drawing the salaries.
The president is placed in an embar
rassing position, with regard to the Min
nesota offices, when he sees the senators
wrangling for supremacy without any
prospect of an adjustment or com
promise. If he favors one he offends
the other, and as long as one senator
vote counts for as much as another in
the matter of confirming appointments,
it wouldn't be good policy for th« pres
ident to show favoritism. It is an open
secret that Secretary Wisdom is on
Senator Wasiibukx's side, and, so far
as his influence cm go. the administra
tion will be veered around that way.
It would probably be smooth sailin? for
the Washbukx faction but for the fact
that Senator Davis is the most influen
tial ot the trio in home politics. There
i 3 Davis 1 strong point. President
Haiuiisox is a cautious man, who iooks
away ahead of him. He has his eye as
Bteadily fixed on the next nominating
convention as he had on the last one,
and is carefully calculating the chances
for a rciiomination. Perhaps some of
the retiring Indiana delesates from the
last convention told him what a rustler
Delegate STEEXEiisox.of Minnesota, was
in that body, and how he sat up all one
night, pleading and praying with the
Minnesota contingent to drop Gkesham
and go over to ILftJOaaov, and how the
next day they walked right into the
Hakkisos camp and helped to Domi
nate him. The president has the rep
utation of being a cold-blooded man,
utterly devoid of sentiment; but he has
a retentive memory for all that, and is
anxious to succeed himself. He proba
bly fails to recall a single word of en-
eouraireinent or an act of sympathy
from (ien. WA/mmBMM and his candi
dates when he most needed aid. After
he got the nomination they all hur
rahed for him, but it was in the strug
gle for the nomination where his friei.ds
proved themselves. If the president's
memory is faithful and his gratitude is
not exhausted, it is possible that Sen
ator Davis will yet win. Still, he has
big odds to fight against. The Wisdom
influence, resting as it does on a Wall
street basis, counts for a good deal in
administration circles, and may be
strong enough to give the victory to
Senator Washburx. But if it doe 3,
whew! but there will be music in the
camp when the Minnesota Republicans
next get into state convention. There
will not be enough of them left when
the battle Is over to bury the dead.
The past summer has been a wet one
in the East, and exceptionally dry in
the Northwest In New York, Boston,
Philadelphia and other Eastern cities,
the present death rate is abnormally
low; and the scientist', who gather that
sort of statistics can find no cause for
it but the unusual rainfall. They be
lieve that has been conducive to health.
In this region, where there has been a
•nonage iv rainfall, the wonted health
fulness is even more marked than usual.
Is this due to the opposite in fiuence f to
that so salubrious in the East, or is the
good sanitary condition there due to
some other cause? Of late the temper
ature in New England and on the At
lantic coast is similar to that In this sec
tion. There is the same unseasonable
mild weather, with no premonitions of
the old-time winter. Lieut. Downs a
government scientist, attributes this to
a deflection of the gulf stream, bring
ing its warm waters nearer the
New England coast, instead of more to
the north, nearer the coast of England
and Norway, if there la really such a
change. It will be likely to continue, and
may permanently affect the ell matt! of
that section. But that Is not the direc
tion that the Northwest gets its weather
from, and cannot' be the cause of the
deprecated mildness. Perhaps the
north pole is thawing out and sending
out warmer waves in the atmosphere.
Another contrast in the conditions East
and West is suggested. A Boston paper
finds advantages in tho absence of snow
and low temperature. It says It will
less obstruct travel and business, allow
outside avocations to continue, and
make fuel and living cheaper for the
poor. Here snow and severe weather
art* desired to enliven business and fur
nish work and comfort for the
poor. The temperance lecturer yester
day said that even saloms were anxious
tor frigid conditions. Perhaps some can
reconcile these miscellaneous and di-
veiyent conditions.
It may be insisted that tue Republi
can politician* in the prohibition states
are becoming more honest, or, perhaps,
ungenerously suspected that they are
hunting.' excused for dissolving their
partners iip with the Prohibitionists.
CuaJtKSOK*B lowa paper has been one
of the nu»t vehement advocates of the
nuioi>einent of prohibition by the
party, and. like Gov. L yiikabki:. has
constantly niM.sted that Ihe prohibition
law iras v well enforced in that state
as any other criminal ataUite, and under
its operation the jails and poorhouses
were beinsr emptied. The Register and
the papers that have followed in its
line, now admit that "prohibition has
proved a failure in a dozen or more
counties." and virtually concede that it
has done little in any section to di
minish drinking, if it has not
encouraged intemperance. This is
a surprising change to be made
so rapidly. They are forced to
admit that the substitution of strin
gent laws for educational work and uer
sonal reformatory and dissuasive effort
has not been entirely beneficial. Says
the Register: "Ot good friends, the
preachers, have luokt'd to the law to
make and keep men sober, and have ex
pected that would do the work which,
to a greater or less extent, must be done
iv every community by personal effort."'
Of course the preachers are responsible,
aud not the party that made the law and
pledged itself year after year to stand
by it. The condition is not peculiar in
lowa. It is in no h the same in Kansas
and Maine. In the latter the president
of the temperance club in the chief city
confesses that thirty years of lesal per
suasion have shown the failure of the
means. The philosophy of the thing he
gives in this: "II still exists and thrives
in a state where it is prohibited. Why?
Simply became !a\v is not a reformatory
method to be used in a work of moral
reform. It would seem that after more
than thirty years of experience most
men must be convinced that law neither
reforms the drunkard, restrains intem
perance, nor diminishes the run tra me
to any great extent in our cities."
Somehow the proposal to leave the
question of woman suffrage in Souu
Dakota to the decision of the majority
of those who would be admitted to the
ballot does not strike the good ladies
who are leading the movement favora
bly. They have less confidence in their
sex than the men have. One of them
illustrates her view of the case by sup
posing that the superintendent of a
public table should first take a. vote of
the lady guests as to whether they
should have pudding or not. lie would
announce that the rule of the bouse
was that the majority should control
the pudding. A negative vote, and the
minority of pudding lovers would
be denied all enjoyment. They could
look across the table and sec some men
take pudding and eat or leave it as they
chose. Men vote or stay away from
the elections as they see fit, and still
it is not proposed to deprive them of all
chance to vote. That is the persuasive
way they present their view of the mat
ter. It would be ungallant. if not worse,
to tantalize the ladies with the sight and
odor of their favorite dish anil deny
them a taste. But the ballot is not
properly among the condiments or des
sert. It is the dropping of a bit
of paper into a box, but it is not
a completed transaction with that inci
dent, as when the nickel is put into the
slot and five cents' worth of gum or
candy comes out. Very serious duties
and exactions are concomitants of the
ballot. Enfranchisement is somewhat
like matrimony, where there is to be no
convenient divorce. There are grave
aspects to the relation, and attempts at
shirking do not satisfy the right-mind
ed; all must ba made voters, or none.
There are some theoretical puzzles
when Susan and her sturdy co-workers
demand the ballot as aright, but society
is only possible by individual compro
mises, and the general good must come
before the personal interest. As it is,
ladies are compelled to acquiesce in the
decision of tho majority of the men, and
it would be educative to submit first to
the greater number of their own sex. -
It is given out that Reed's committee
on ways and means is going energeti
cally to work framing a tariff bill on
scientific principles, but with the Chi
cago platform constantly before them.
There will be revision and some cutting
of rough edges, but the sort of tinker
ing with the schedules promised is un
likely to do more than annoy business.
It is utterly improbable that there will
be anything accomplished that will meet
ihe i.eeds of the country. The Demo
crats will take issue squarely with the
high protective features and stand reso
lutely on the line marked out by Mr.
Cleveland. They should insist upon
the surplus being lopped off where it
will afford relief to the burdened
masses, and encourage the extension of
the industries by giving them cheaper
raw material and consequent oppor
tunity to compete with tho sellers in
other markets.
The official canvass just made in Vir
ginia of the vote of the November elec
tion gives Mahoxe 42.953 fewer votes
than the Demccratic candidate for gov
ernor had. This is beyond all prece
dent, and so enormous as to be virtually
a political revolution. Four years ago
the 16,000 majority for the Democrats
for the same office was regarded as
almost phenomenal, and since then the
Republicans have once carried the state
on congressmen, and last year Cleve
land had but 1,539 more votes than
, Hakbisox. The remarkable feature
of the situation Is that all Intelligent
Republican papers admit that there wat*
a fair an i honest election, fciome are
magnanimous enough to admit that the
elections in Virginia for years past have
been as fairly conducted as In any
of the Northern states. This Is a
noteworthy concession to be made of any
Southern or Democratic state. It will
surprise the confiding Republican reader
who has been taught that the negroes
were uot allowed to do much votlnsr lathe
South and that an honest election was
unknown there>. In this late election
they attribute the big scoop to the Oolt
ing of the Republicans who would not
support the "little NaDoleon" who
controlled the party machine and had
the administration behind him. About
all the men of much standing in the
party were in the revolt, and the feud Is
conceded to lie Irreconcilable. If Ma-
honk runs the party, as he is still able
to do, these men will perpetuate the
42,000 majority against the ticket. If
any of these batten conio to the front,
Mahone will see that they are buried
equally deep. Virginia will hardly Ket
back into the doubtful list for a good
many years yet.
It has become quite a popular Idea
that |iI>MmMU IM should bo elected by
the people of the districts tney serve.
A prominent New York coneressmau
announces his intention to introduce a
bill for this purpose, also coverum some
of the other officials who are now ap
pointed. It would relieve the govern
ment of a burden and demoralizing
feature if the «iu,ooo or more of those
oiheials could be provided for by other
agencies. Of course, an absolute elec
tion could not be had without a ehansre
of the constitution, which is a long and
difficult process, bat the object SMUrnt
could be substantially effected by pro
viding legal forms for a primary elec
tion, the candidates havintr the most
votes to l>e appointed by the president
or postmaster general. They could not
be compelled to recognize this action of
tbe voters, noi the senate forced to con
firm, but practically it would amount to
the same. The man designated would
be appointed unless there were fraud in
the election or some other reason that
would be recognized as sudlcient.
There would be few removals if an
election were required to fill the va
The irrepressible Johnson" will not
let it be forgotten that North DakoU
contributed at least one senatorial
eiiest to the eleirant banquet given the
representatives of the new states in
New York, by the agents of the North
ern Pacific. Perhaps he fails to realize
that, however copious the benevolence
aid wave, it could not be diffused to
each individual in the state, and that
the senator only absorbed in a repre
sentative capacity. Through him, no
doubt, a compliment was extended to
Mr. Johnson and the other constitu
ent*, borne people are slow to recog
nize compliments paia them by proxy,
and John-son may bo of that class.
Tnr, supreme court in Kentucky has
a somewhat novel case to determine.
An ancient lady who abhorred tobacco,
aud especially cigirettes, made an
agreement to give her grandson *.><)o at
the end of a specified time if he would
give up smoking. He kept his part of
the contract, but the old lady died in
the. meantime, and he sued the estate
for the $500. It is believed the old lady
or the estate cannot evade the payment
by her mortuary incident.
Ai'TEB the fine outfit given him for his
travels it doesn't look well for Dora Pk
dko to be talking hack that Brazil is not
enough civilized for self-government.
That is what the oil fogies always say
when a free government takes the place
of the divine right sort. The Bourboxs
have been saying so in France all the
time. Experience is a good school to
learn in, and if Brazil lacks statesmen
this country has a surplus and can be
drawn upon.
Wii.t.i.vm L. Douglas, whose name
is so familiar in advertisements about
shoes, was elected mayor of Brockton,
Mass.. the past week. He is a wide
awake as well as good-lookinsr man, as
his picture shows, and has built up a
trade of $ 1,250,000 a year by advertising
and making a good article, all in six
years. He puts 1100,000 into printing
ink this year.
Coi.. Dudley, who eained so much
notoriety by his methods of securing
votes for reform and the moral party in
Ii diaua, has not visited Indianapolis
since the election until the past week.
He escaped arrest by the kind offices of
the new district attorney. Harkisox
should be given credit for not forgetting
those who pulled him through.
Perhaps the president had in mind
the annoyance and notoriety of the
owner of the Shoreham in g 'ttine a
license, when he says in his message
that "the laws regulating the sale of in
toxicating liquors in the district should
be revised." More protection uiay be
It seems to trouble the New York
Tribune that some people care to cele
brate the anniversary of Clevelanr's
last message to congress. There will
hardly be occasion for any one to re
member the anniversary of the message
sent to congress this month.
CkaUUM, of Mississippi, is urging
the passage of an election bill by con
gress to give the Republicans control of
the elections in the South. He is a
champion of reform with the same zeal,
but some differencesin methods, he dis
played at Fort Pillow.
Clarksox'p lowa paper predicts that
Allison will be elected senator by the
unanimous vote of the Republican
members of the legislature. Ho may
have poulticed the weak points, but he
has made a number of conspicuous fail
ures as a prophet
It seems evident to lowa Republi
cans that prohibition now oueht to be
taken out of politics. They like to be
lieve that it is the Jonah that can be
unloaded and save them. They will
find that tariff reform will make them
more trouble.
Sixrrtarv WiNi>oji is reported to be
personally interested in silver mines.
His scheme will make a big customer
for the product, and enrich the kings
of the mines. It has the comprehensive
features of the mantle of charity.
A Chattanooga, paper mentions
that Tennessee iron has for some time
past been shipped to Canada and sold
for a profit, in the face of a duty of $4 to
$4.50 a ton. Sot much need of protec
tion there.
Omaha has twenty-six miles of elec
tric railway, which ig more than any
other city except Cleveland, which has
thirty. The Twin Cities will soou come
into the list.
Blair ha? got his educational chest
nut into the hands of a senatorial com
mittee, but it will hardly o-et out again.
. A Hopeful Question,
St. Cloud Journal.
• "Where is heaven?" asks the St. Paul
Globe., Nothing more hopeful than
this inquiry has been detected on
the Democratic horizon fot a long time.
Maybe something may come of it. ■
• , . or Course.
Glenooo EulcrprUo.
: Tht present weather is not very fa
vorable for the St. Paul ico palace, but
we stand ready to wager our last year's
hat. that she will have an Ice palace if
sho has to send to Iceland for ice.
Not Acquainted. . .
Lac qul Par Press. -:>">'
The St. Paul News asks: "Is there a
man in Minnesota bold enough to say
that Merrlam would have, been nomi
nated but for his money?" Perhaps
there is, Mr. News, but we must confess
that we are unacquainted. with the gen
Tho Ice Palace. ,
Glcncoe Register.
St. Paul begins to grow disheartened
over Us prospects for an Ice palace.
The fine weather is a treat advertise
ment for a country considered too cold
to grow "cawn," but it's tuff on those
fellers in St. Paul who are looking
ahead for fun.
A St. Peter View.
St. Peter Herald. ;::.;:
Davis has tried to be fair, while
Washbiirn all along has shown unfair
ness. Davis is a gentleman and Wash
burn Is a hog. Yes, the country mem
bers who voted for Washburn must feel
proud in haying voted for a man who
us»'s his position solely to pay the debts
contracted in which cash could not cut
a figure. ' ': ~ ''-;"r .'■
Jnei as a Prophet. .
Nortbfield News.
The News as a usual thine does not
believe in "I told you so," but several
months ago it predicted a quarrel be
tween the senators. The difference is
j now public property and there Is a
great deal more to it than appears on
tile surface. The. News regrets that
; the Republican family cannot live in
peace and harmony.
A St. cio.«d View.
St. Cloud Press.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are begin
ning to discuss with some degree of se
riousness the advisability of a close
union of the two cities, and there is a
fair prospect of the success of the
scheme. Such a consolidation would
make a wonderful citvin this wonderful
West. When another generation be
gins to do a little "looking backward,"
the only surprise will be that the Twin
Cities didn't get together a good deal
In Kleven Years.
Pine County Pioneer.
The question of a union of the cities
of St. Paul and Minneapolis under one
municipal charter is again agitating the
minds of the business men of the Twin
Cities. The prospect for this union is
increasing continually, and in all prob
ability it is but a question of a short
time when they will one, and Minne
sota's capital city will be the metropolis ;
of the Northwest. If this is accom
plished soon, Chicago will be called
upon to took 10 her laurels by the time
1900 rolls around. '
The Gopder Industry. .•'. *
Bismarck Tribune. "■ >">
Those in the cities have little knowl- >
edge of the. depredations done by goph
ers. A strip nearly four rods wide was !
almost completely ruined in nearly
every field of growing grain in the state
last summer. If the bounty will stimu
late men, women and children to turn
out for war on these" pests during the
mouths of April and May every year, ',
great good will be accomplished. Mr.
Honey i.s the father of the bill now be
fore the house. '."/'. .
Happy Pempina.
Pembina Democrat. .■;
It is with regret that we see in many
of our Dakota weeklies as well as many
Eastern dailies, the accounts of destitu
tion and suffering in Dakota. In this
issue we publish a communication which
may mislead many as to actual condi
tion of our people, inasmuch as it says
many families in Dakota are suffering
for the comforts of life. We do not
know of a single person or family in
Pcmbina county in destitute circum
About the Way.
Jamestown Alert.
It is beginning to crop out that people
all up and down the Red river valley
arc growing more exasperated each
week -over the fact that Jamestown,
claims both of the United States sena
tors. If the Red river valley must have
one of these senators next tim there is
Maj. Edwards, of Fargo; he is more
worthy than many who would deny him
the place.
But conditions don't change so quickly.
The Red river valley factions will In the
end disagree just as much as usual, and
the western part of the state will carry
off the prize. •.
St. Paul in Heaven.
Pierre Capital.
The St. Paul Globe contains a long
editorial Sunday, headed: "Where Is
Heaven?" We don't know why the
Globe man asks this; it can't possibly
interest him in the least. Heaven is a
good way from St. Paul, although St.
Paul is in heaven— they say.
They Should Wot Do It.
Pierre Signal.
The loss of $800,000 saloon license to
South Dakota by prohibition makes the
anti-prohition Republicans swear at the
Prohibitionists. They think of the large
debt to pay from a valuation that the
territorial limit of assessment can
scarcely half meet. Brethren should
dwell together in uniiy. .Democrats
are serene lookers-on, and will view the
acrobatic enactments from the galleries. .
Sense Needed. -
Tyndall Register.
Congressman Hansbrough, of North
Dakota, is in favor of placing a duty of ;
80 cents a bushel on potatoes, so that
Dakota farmers can sell that product at '
a higher figure. Why not usa some
common sense in the. proposed tariff 1 "
legislation and reduce the duty on
woolen goods from 60 per cent down to
80? That would be a practical and ef
fective way to benefit the farmers of
the two Dakotas.
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Slippery Alex.
Yunktou Telegram.
Alexander McKenzie was one of the
principal strikers for Casey In there
cent North Dakota senatorial fulit. Ord
way attributes his defeat to tho treach
ery of McKeuzio. Ordway ought to
have known the exact measure of Alex's
ambition. Ho failed singularly enough
to measure him aright, and hence the
slippery Alex deserted him.
Investigate 1 hem.
Aberdeen News. . . ' "
The conduct of the Sioux commission
in withholding the report of the work
done, the peculiar admission of otic of
the commissioners that they exceeded
their powers," and the fact tln't the open
ing of the reservation has been delayed
for months after there was a prospect of
its immediate admission to settlement
would seem to demand an investigation.
It Is hoped that our . representatives In
congress will have tho mystery solved
as soon as possible.
. ' MnJ. Barrett's Question. n-;1
Aberdeen Republican.
Cleveland had refueled to Interfere;
(Joy. Church had refused to pardon him ;
Mr. Mellette, however, after a governor
had been : elected for North Dakota,
turned him loose. Why? -Money. was
offered to secure a pardon ; was money
used? Or shall we charitably presume
that the pardon was due entirely to the
governor's lack of backbone?
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I Passengers on some or the Lehlgh &
Susquehanna trains are notified of the
stations by an electric arrangement
over the doors.
The re-editing of the great encyclo
pedia complied in the reign of Klun
lung is proposed in China. As the in
dex alone consists of fourteen large vol
umes the task of the compilers will not
bo a light one.
A purse of $10,000 is offered for a copy
of the paper containing a description of
Drawbaugh's talking machine or tele
phone, printed between 1870 and 1876.
The issue of the suit to annul the Bell
telephone patent will turn on the dis
covery of this paper.
Worse by halt than the hen and a half
problem is this: A certain family con
sists of one grandfather, two
two grandmothers, ■ ono father-in
law, two mothers-in-law, three
mothers, two fathers, two daughters,
one son, one daughter-in-law, one son
in-law, one granddaughter, and there
aie only six persons in the family.—
Farm Journal.
A big brown horse eot out of a stable
in Jackson Mich.. Sunday evening, and
and walked across the long Lake Shore
railroad bridge over the mill pond,
crossed several culverts, and was found
quietly grazing near the Fort Wayno
track beyond the crossing. The target
tender saw the strange performance,
and says that the horse crossed tho
bride? like a tight-rope walker, never
once missing his footing.
Gen. Billy Mahone dors not weigh
more than 105 pounds. Mrs. Malione,
however, tips the- beam at 225. She has
borne nim triplets twice. The first time
the general was in his lailroad office. A
colored oy came in anil told him there
was a boy at the house. The general
ordered wine for those present. Again
the boy appeared and announced the ar
rival of another baby. Mahone ordered
more wine. A third time the messen
ger appeared and told of a third baby.
"Gentlemen, you must excuse me." ex
claimed Mahoue. "1 am going home to
stop this business."
The new crown which Emperor Will
iam of Germany lias lately had made
for him. weighs three pounds and has a
frame of solid gold. The lower rim
contains twenty-four diamonds as large'
as walnuts, from which rise eight clover
leaves, also of diamonds. Above this
are eight hoops of gold studded with
diamonds and penis', and the whole is
-surmounted by the "Apple of the Em
pire," a large sapphire of enormous
value. The jewels came from the royal
Liter iry Note.
It It would be a difficult matter to decide
which of Harper's periodicals to take
•for the coming year, if there were not
an admirable and really inexpensive so
lution fo the problem in sending a com
bined subscription for all four. Each is
independent and complete in itself.and,
if taken alone, seems to satisfy all one's
desires tor what a periodical can bring;
and vet no one of the four, when they
are taken together, seems to be superflu
ous. Harper's Magazine is international
in scope, but American in enterprise;
•Harper's Weekly has become indispen
sable, as the citizen's illustrated paper;
! Harper's , Bazar remains the leading
'fashion and home journal; and Harper's
Young People has never been surpassed
as "an illustrated weekly for boys and
■ „ . . ... - — ■
* The Thumb King in New York.
jj It has taken a long time for the thumb
ring to make any headway in New
York, but it is very slowly gaining
ground. Mr. Dixey was the first man
to wear a ring upon his thumb, and he
has clung to it tenaciously for two
years. It is a plain gold band, worn
just below the joint, and it was placed
there at first merely as a lark, it ex
cited so much talk among the people
who knew the burlesque actor that he
has refused to take the ring off and has
worn it ever since. Actors always have
a certain following among youne men
whose brains are not of dangerous
weight, and who are capable of devot
ing their energies to small things. The
small things have taken the form of a
thumb ring, and there is a very consid
erable portion of rather young men
about town who are following Mr. Diz
ey's example. -New York Sun.
He Was Engaged.
Texas Sittings.
;] Stranger (to dime museum proprietor)
— want a situation in your museum.
j Proprietor— l have got all the help I
; "I don't want to engage as help.
What I wish to hire out for is to show
myself to the public— be a part of the
exhibition. Don't you understand?"
"You don't call yourself a freak?"
■ "Better than that."
;! "How so?"
"I'm the only man In New York who
hasn't named a site for the world's fair."
• "You're engaged. Name your salary
yourself." :.-^-yL. \ ■
Summer Resort Extremities.
Mattie Bond (on the veranda of the
Mountain house)— comes a man
across the fields.
Chorus of feminine shrieks— O! O! O!
O! A man! a man Where?
Mattie Bond— No, it's nothing but a
scare-crow after all.
Chorus— The mean thing.
Mattie Bond— Well, you needn't get
ma l about it. that's more than any of
you have discovered so far.
Had Been 1 here Before.
Judge. . : .',.'
S A Nephew (to his old and wealthy
uncle)— l am desperate, and unless you
send me $2,000 by this evening 1 shall
take my life; by midnight I shall be no
I ReDly of the Uncle— Yours of this
date received. When, some time ago,
yob sent me a missive of similar import
and I sent you my revolver, what did
you do? You "spouted" the weapon. 1
have no more revolvers.
i „ . "^^^™~ . • ■ . .
I '1 Reminiscent.
| Squire Dewlap— See that rock over
I The Girls— Yes.
: Squire Dewlap-Right under its
shadow twenty-live years ago 1 asked
your mother to marry me.
i The girls (carried away with curiosity)
—What was her answer?
.According to St. John,
Pittsburg Bulletin.
Inquiring Father, what is a Horn
of Plenty?
Prohibition Father— cornucopia, my
b0y. ~:7
i I. L.— what's a Horn of Poverty?
P. F.— lt's a horn of whisky.
High-Priced Servants.
Harper's Bazar. i ; ; ; "v
| "My wife ko^ps her housekeeping
accounts on the double-entry system."
. "How' s that." .
"All the money that comes. iv at the
front door goes out lit the back door."
— mm — _
• Realized the Moon's Power.
Lowell Citizen. .;•*--:
; She— What do you suppose supports
tho vast arch of the heavens?
: He— moonbeams, I guess.
The Two Young Women Who
Are Now Flying- Around
the Earth.
Nellie Bly's Struggles for
Recognition in the Liter
ary World.
The Peculiar Manner in Which
She Obtained the Favor
of an Editor.
Miss Elizabeth Bisland Scores
Many Successes on a
"Nellie Bly." the young woman who
is now "putting a girdle 'round about
the earth," is a Pittsburg girl. She has,
says the Philadelphia inquirer, been en
gaged in writing tor newspapers a lit
tle wore than three years. Her first at
tempt to gain a livelihood with her pen
was made early in 188(5 on the Pittsburg
Dispatch. She had written a communi
cation to that journal on the condition
of the workii>gwomen in the city of
Pittsburg, and there was so much origi
nal thought in her deductions that she
was requested to send her name and ad
dress to the editor. With this she com
plied, and as a result she was engaged
to follow up several of the suggestions
she had made.
"Nellie Bly's" first important mission
was a trip to Mexico, where she traveled
foi six mouths, learning to speak Span
ish with fair fluency in that time.
When "Miss Bly" returned to Pitts
burg she was put in charge of the so
ciety column of the Dispatch, alternat
ing this work with writing theatrical
notices and criticisms, ami and in pre
paring articles on woman's work. With
her added experience the3e papers at
tracted attention in New York, and
were frequently reproduced in the met
ropolitan dailies. This gave "Miss
Bly" the idea that she could better her
self in New York, and slie secured a
letter of introduction to Joe Howard
Jr.. from one of her newspaper friends
in Pittsburg.
Arrived in New York, she presented
her letter and was given several large
chunks of fatherly advice and the cheer-
/v^ll)£ £uy
ful opinion that
she had made a
bisr mistake and
ought to so home.
I She didn't go,
but sought out
Foster Coates.
managing editor
of the Mail and
Express. It was
just at this time
that Andrew Car-
the mill
ionaire, had
taken unto him
self a bride, and
it was estimated
that if Miss Bly could interview Mrs.
Carnegie such service, might be accept
able. Sinail hope was held out that
success would attend this effort, as the
most experienced New i'ork interview
ers nad trird it and failed. "Miss Bly"
started in, and by perseverance and the
exercise of a little feminine diplomacy
obtained a complete and exhaustive
talk with the bride, touching upon every
subject that would be of interest to
women readers.
Like all beginners io newspapor work
in the big eitv. "Miss Bly" speedily
reached that period when it appealed
that there was not a single new thins
under the sun to write about. She
thought and thought, and tried and
tried, but met rebuffs at every turn.
She was boarding at a modest little
boarding house way up in Harlem,
where the faro was just about generous
enough .to support fife, because of the
moderate price paid for it. Cheap as
this living was, it could not be paid for
without an income. The little store of
money that the girl had hoarded was
becominu rapidly exhausted. She was
indebted to her landlady and could not
meet the obligation. To make matters
worse "Miss Bly" one day lost her
purse, and with It every dollar she
possessed in the world.
This misfortune did not discourage
her. however, and she was too proud to
make her loss known. Every day she
walked six to eicht miles because she
had actually no money to pay car fare.
The situation began to look desperate.
Days were slipping by and the board
bill was growing. Something had to be
done; so, without much hope of success,
letters of introduction were obtained
from Joe Howard to every editor in
New Yoik. After a struggle and the
exercise of a most extraordinary amount
of patient perseverance, interviews
were obtained with the editors or edi
tors-in-charge of the Herald, the Sun,
the Times, and the Tribune. Not one
of them professed to believe that
•'Nellie Bly" would be a profitable in
vestment. The old and favorite method
of politely disposing of the applicant by
taking her name and address was
adopted, and Miss Bly was informed
that if her services were needed she
would receive a notification by mail.
in an Insane asylum.
Then the young woman, who refused
to be disheartened, betook herself to the
office or the World and secured an
audience with Joseph Pulitzer. It took
the proprietor of the World about fif
teen minutes to make up his mind that
"Nellie Bly" might be made useful. He
engaged her, and for her first assign
ment she Wfta directed to visit the de
partment for the insane on Blackwell's
island, ostensibly as an insane patient,
and describe its workings thoroughly.
These instructions were carried out,
and resulted in one of the most re
niarkable stories of its kind ever printed
in a newspaper.
for three days "Nellie Bly" rehearsed
her part. She bought books on insanity
and studied carefully all its phases.
She stood in front of a mirror with di
sheveled hair, and practiced rolling her
eyes and contorting her features until
she felt that she had studied her part
well and knew it. It had been agreed
that she should remain in the asylum
for six days and then her release would
be secured. With her raiment disar
ranged and the pretended glare of in
sanity in her eyes she wandered into a
police station, seemingly too much de
mented to give anything more than her
name— Nellie Brown. Justice Patrick
Gavin Dutfy committed her to Black
well's Island, and on the following day
the newspapers contained accounts of
the mysterious young woman who uad
been found wandering in the streets,
with reason dethroned. Dr. Field, one
of the most eminent scientists in the
country, pronounced the patient to be
"hopelessly insane." Hundreds of vis
itors came to see her, but none of them
could tell who the stranuer was. On
the fifth day the patient made a narrow
escape from discovery. She had learned
to bear the scrutiny to which she was
subjected daily with tolerable com
posure, and when on that day she was
touched on the shoulder by the nurse
and turned around she almost fainted.
There stood a Pittsburg newspaper man
who had known her well in her home.
He was then employed on a New York
newspaper, and had been directed to in
vestigate the case of the mysterious
stranger. The recognition was mutual,
and the newspaper man was so aston
ished that he could't speak. He had no
idea that Nellie was shamming, and
thought she had become suddenly in
sano. He was just on the point of mak
ing the girl's identity known when she,
divining his purpose, got close up to
bin and whtsDered: "Don't betray me;
will explain later." The visitor under
stood the situation in a moment, and
gave a giauco that meant a compliance
with the request.
Nellie Brown remained In the institu
tion for thirteen days. She thought she
had been forgotton, and actually began
to believe thus she was doomed to re
main forever In the world of lunatics.
Relief came at last, and then the story
of her experiences, which set the town
by the ears and created consternation
amoug the officers of the asylum.
"Nellie Bly'a" next important work
was the exposure of Phelps, the Albany
lobbyist. She drove this briber of leg
islators out of the state, and so revenge
ful was he that he employed detectives
to shadow the bold writer and learn who
she was. Mist? lily had been put on
her guard and eluded these sleuths so
successfully that at the end of
three weeks they gave up the chase.
Then sho received an anonymous letter
warning her that her life was in danger
and that if she visited Albany again
slip would be assassinated. She defied
this threat by going to the state capital
in disguise and unearthing a plot which,
had it been carried out, would have re
sulted in her being sank to the bottom
of the Hudson river.
Following this came the showing up
of a notorious libertine named Cleve
land, who lured country girls to disrep
utable resorts and ruined them. Cen
tral park was his stamping ground.
The exposure was thorough and com
plete. The modern Minotaur wa9
furious with rate, and defied the
World to prove its accusation.
He claimed it to be a case of mistaken
identity. In order to provide tor just
such an emergency a clever reporter
bad been detailed to keep Miss Bly in
sight, and afford her protection if neces
sary. The reporter carried a detective
camera, and with this he obtained at
least a half dozen excellent views of
Cleveland's face. When the photo
graphs were shown to the roue he
wilted like a rag, and that night fled
from New York.
The traffic in babies, and the ease
with which infants can be bought for
from SlO to S2O in New York city and
'•no questions asked," is one of the lat
est achievements of Nellio Bly.
About the best interviewing accom
plished by Nellie Bly was her talks
with the widows of presidents.
The young woman is not what may be
called a gracefnl writer. At times'she
is given to verbosity, but as a rule han
dles her subject entertainingly and with
vigor. Her ideas are for the most part
original, and she has never yet fniied
in an undertaking. She receives on an
average 200 letters a week. Out of this
number uot less than half a dozen are
from women who have conceived an
affection for her, and beg tor a personal
interview. A dozen more are from men
making love or proposing marriage, and
tin- rest are begging letters and threats.
The name "Nellie Bly" is never used
exceDt as a signature. About ten young
women in different parts of the country
have claimed to be the simon-pure
Nellie Bly, and have gained a tempo
rary notoriety. In some instances hotel
bills have been contracted in that name
Bnd the bills have been sent to the real
Nellie, who, by the way, never settles
Nellie Bly is now on her way to Hong
Kong in her trip around the world, in
which it is proposed t<» circumnavigate
the globe in seventy-five days or less.
Her real name is '"Pink" Elizabeth
On some day of next month Miss Eliz
abeth Bisland and Miss Nellie Bly will
arrive in New York, after having en
circled the globe in the fastest time on
record. One of the two will win the
honors of this globe-trotting event.
Miss Bly is well known to the public,
but Miss Bisland. outside of the circle
of literature, has not been much talked
of. This young woman is a Louisianian
of an old family ruined by the ill fort
unes of the civil war. She'is as noted
W *^5v ed *?
for her beauty
as for her lit
erary attain
ments. Al
-though much
of her life was
spent on a
plantation, she
has all the en
ergy and tal
on t found;
among New.
York women. \
On the Cosmo
politan Maga
zine Miss Bis
land has scored
nianv successes as a boot reviewer, and
in addition to this work she has con
tributed to the magazine a series of
articles on "Life in New York," "The
Onteora Club." "Tuxedo," "Co-opera
tive Housekeeping." and "The Flower
Market of New York." She lives in a
little home which is said to be daintily
j arranged in its interior. When she be
gan her trip around the world it was
understood that she was to be employed
regularly afterwards by the Cosmopoli
tan Magazine. Being still quite young
and a beginner, she may be said to en
ter on ' a literary career with bright
The Devotion of a "Husband as
Nothing Against Misplaced L<ove.
Philadelphia Press.
Fatherly Marriage License Clerk Bird
hears many a curious story among the
many confidences told him in the course
of his duties, but the most romantic of
them came yesterday, when a middle
aged lady, well-dressed, with jewels in
her ears and on her fingers, asked him
for advice. Then, without giving her
own name or those of any of the char
acters in the story, she gave this out
Her daughter, she said, fell deeply in
love with her second cousin, who be
trayed her. Another young man was
paying her attentions, but she did not
care for him. Her cousin was not will
ing to marry her, and, in order to avoid
being compelled to fulfill his promises,
showed the young girl a certificate of
his marriage to another woman, and
suggested to her that she should marry
her other suitor. Her love was so stroug
for her cousin that she wanted to save
his good name, as well as her own repu
tation, and she married the other man,
but would. never livo with her : lawful
husband, although he begged her to.
When he discovered that she was
about to become a mother, he was will
ing to forgive the past, and would
gracefully take upon himself the name
of father. The young girl, however,
couid not be persuaded, and they lived
apart. Then she learned that the cer
tificate of marriage shown by her
cousin was false. The cousin learned
that he had been discovered in his trick
ery, and immediately expressed himself
as willing to marry her. if she could get
rid of the husband he had recommended
to her.
So the mother " asked Clerk Bird
whether sho would be able to get a
divorce or not. He told her he did not
think she could unless she waited some
time and brought a suit for desertion.
"But she can't bring a suit against
him for desertion." said the woman,
"for he has not deserted her, and he is
begging her all the time to come and
live with him."
"Then I don't see how you can got a
divorce," said Mr. Bird. : .
The woman went away promising to
return and inform Mr. Bird what the
result was.
Making a Monkey of Him.
De Ruyter— you've started the
fire with one of my manuscripts! Pull
it out— quick !
ills Spouse— Pull it out yourself. I
won't be made the cat's paw to take
your chestnuts out of the fire.
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No Need of Details.
Mrs. Newsy (reading) — Bowievillc,
Aug. 33.— Lato last night several pro
minent citizens
Mr. Newsy (interrupting)— that
part, dear. Wnorn did the prominent
citizens hang? ;
Cannot tell yon that the
weather so far has been the
best in the world for the
sale of furs, and yet, strange
to say, we have been driven
all the season, and only for
this weather would have
been "swamped." Now.
this isn't going to last, and
you will do well to take
advantage of the tempora
ry lull and order your
Attend to any repait
work or alteration you
need done, and be in shape
for the cold weather when
it comes with a rush. To
such of you as live out o\
the city, we wish you to
understand that we will
vesy gladly send
Or anything else you may
wish, on approval, and
take the best of care in
filling your orders. We
especially eater to such
trade, and will put our
selves out considerably, if
necessary, to secure and
hold it.
If you would like a
handsome, warm garment,
at a moderate price, let us
send you an
Garment on approval.
They are very fashionable
this year, and are rapidly
supplanting the Plushes,
which have proved so
worthless. If you don't
know what they are, write
us and we will tell you ail
about them. By the way,
send for our illustrated
We are the largest deal*
ersin Flu's in the West
and you can't afford to buj
without seeing our goods
and getting our prices.
99 and 131 East Th.rd St.

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