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MINNEAPOLIS GLOBULES. An ordinance will shortly be intro duced in the city council providing for the inspection of milk by the city, and an appropriation of $3,000 will be asked for that purpose. The funeral of Harry Segelbaum, who was killed by jumping from a wagon Monday, will take place from the undertaking rooms of Johnson & Landls, 614 Nicollet avenue, at 2 o'clock today. * ":" } Some jokers fired off the two' big cannons ■ located on the university campus late Monday night. The noise woke everybody up within a radius of • a mile, and the concussion was suf ficient to shatter a number of windows in Plllsbury hall. » County Auditor Cooley yesterday be gan the sale of property for the un paid taxes of 1593. There was* a large crowd of bidden? on hand, and the sale, which was lively enough, will doubt less be completed today. Property owners may redeem any time within three years. \ •—.The fourth "annual convention of the Norwegian Lutheran Singers' union began yesterday forenoon . at the SVedj-h tabernacle. The programme contained a number of Interesting ad dresses, interspersed with some ex cellent singing. Rev. M. Falk Gjert sen spoke at the moaning session. There was some -"-how of activity in lumber circles yesterday. The Shev lin-Carpenter mill was started with a limited supply of logs on hand. How ever, the lumbermen are not much en couraged by the recent rains, which only effected a rise of ten inches in the river at Bralnerd. Two men yesterday applied to the . county commissioners for treatment under the ,new law providing the Keeley remedy for drunkards. The commissioners will consider the mat ter carefully before advancing the money, as they fear a rush of Kce . leyites will deplete the county treas ury. A large sign adorns the main en trance to the city hall, "No men want ed here for reservoir work. Apply to the alderman in your own ward." The special committee on the new work held a long session yesterday after noon, at which it was decided to leave the detail of the work in the hands of the city engineer. Bfcßß M. J. Hoban, the postoffice clerk ar rested for abstracting a letter from the mails, was given a preliminary hear ing yenterday before United States X Commissioner Bowen. A number of witnesses were examined, and Hoban, who denies all knowledge of the theft, was bound over to the Septem ber term of the grand jury. R. R. Odell, whose name will thun der down the corridors of time linked with the words, "Blixt's Attorney," had judgment entered against him yes terilay in the civil branch of the municipal court for a year's office rent in the Boston block. Judge Holt al lowed the judgment by default, and If R. R. doer* not pay up in two days, he will have to vacate. John Hendrickson, of 103 Cedar ave nue, while laboring under the delu sion that a woman whom he detested was trying to kidnap and marry him, made a fright for the divinities of Olympus Monday night when he tore • down the street arrayed in one gar ment. Accompanied by seven men, he appeared in the probate court yester day and was examined for insanity, being the first man up under the new law. "Spike" Henneeßy, a well-known sa loon character, was arrested yester day afternoon on a warrant sworn out ~. by William Klrkpatrlck, charging him . with assault and battery. Officer ; Byrnes tackled Henneivsy in a Hennepin avenue saloon, but found it necessary ; to call Officer Brett to his assistance. The officers suceeded in getting Hen -■: nessy to the lock-up, where he put up another fight. It took four officers to cage him. . \ ... • Charles S. Cairns, chairman of the board of trade census committee, had a long conference with Secretary of State Berg yesterday relative to the taking of the census In Minneapolis. It was explained at the beginning of . the conversation that Minneapolis only desired what was fair, an honest count for both . cities, and that there was no intention of interfering, as had been stated by sensational evening papers, in the selection of enumerators. ",.,-.>/ William- Moore, the 19-year-od bur glar who was shot in the back one week ago Monday by Police Officer Hoban, and who at first was not ex r? pected to recover from the wound, is now reported as doing nicely at the city hospital. The physicians think that Moore will recover if no change for the worse takes place, although his fight for life has been a hard one. Mr' and Mrs. T. B. Walker's resi dence was overflowing with guests last evening, fully 300 people enjoying the pleasant " hospitality which was ex tended to the home and foreign mis sionary societies of the church. Dur ing: the afternoon a meeting of the so cieties was : held jointly and routine and financial .'• business transacted. From 6 o'clock until 8 tea was served to the members and friends. The draw ingrooms,' library • "and dining room . were filled with tea tables, and a most inviting repast was served. A Poisonous Mist. This fitly describes miasma, a vapor ous poison which breeds chills and fever.bilious remittent.dumb ague, ague cake, and in the tropics deadly typhoid forms, of fever, . Hostetter's Stomach Bitters prevents and cures these com plaints. Biliousness, constipation, dyspepsia, nervous and kidney -.trouble, rheumatism, neuralgia and impaired vitality are also remedied by the great restorative. -V. BASE BALL TODAY. Minneapolis nntl Kansas City Are .--. Going* to Do It Some More. The conquering heroes of the family of Barnes will arrive in town today, ..fresh from their scalping expedition in Kansas City. They will be accompa nied by Mr. Manning's Blues, of Kaw- ■ ville, who will take issue with them at Athletic park, at 4 o'clock, sharp. Be fore that auspicious event a little hon oring, seasoned with municipal dig nity, will be indulged in. Gen. Barnes' forces will prance fetely up Nicollet avenue, followed by the captive. Blues to the inspiring strains of a large brass band. Mayor Pratt and the al dermen;, twenty-six^Btrong (count them in the first part), will appear in the parade in 'carriages, and to make the thing-official' platoons of bobbies, as :*. "darkly.deeply, beautifully blue"as ths ■ Blues of ; Kawville, ' will trudge along ,**"*. with the procession.. '.-vv-.'..-' -..'>" :••.**.'-".;'. According to Secretary Flynn, per '--• centage expert, and , Corporal Bob Mar tin, the parade will be the most im posing affair since the Mexican band headed for the exposition opening a few years ago. Messrs. Flynn and Martin have worked very hard to make the grand march a success, and if they can only win today's game, their cups will run over. . Treasurer Murphy telegraphed from Clinton yesterday to change the ice frequently on Martin's head, until the parade started at 2:30 from the city hall. Beecham's pills are for bilious ness, bilious headache, dyspep sia, heartburn, torpid liver,diz ziness, sick headache, bad taste in the mouth, coated tongue, loss of appetite. skin, etc., when caused by constipation ; and constipation* is the most frequent cause of all of them. ".. ? Go-by the book. Pills io*t and 25$ a box. ...Book free at your druggist's or write B. F. Allen Co. 365 Canal St., New York. Annual sales more ♦. COO. COO loins. ARE NOT SATISFIED Creditors of N. P. Clarke & Company Don't Like the Proceedings V IN THAT. TRANSFER DEAL. The Creditors Are Organized - and Will Fight for Their Rights. FRITZ WILLIAMS ARRAIGNED. Letters From Mrs. Williams Found in the Dead Man's Trunk. '" : •■ The situation in the N. P. Clarke & Co. failure remains practically un changed. The creditors' committee and representatives of the insolvent estate were in conference until a late hour yesterday, and last evening N. P. Clarke expressed the hope that the threats of interference with the St. Cloud assignment would not be car ried out. A' petition for a receiver ship in Hennepin county would, he said, greatly increase the cost of set tling the estate, and he hopad that by careful management by Mr. Kells, the the assignee, a conservative man, that the creditors would be paid 100 cents on the dollar. The receivership pro ceedings, resulting in inevitable liti gation, must consume a large . portion of the estate whichever side won, and would reduce the dividends very ap preciably. Assignee Rolls and George W. Stew art, for several years N. P. Clarke's legal adviser, arrived yesterday, and the former gentleman is busy not only in conference with the creditors, but in making up an inventory: of the estate. It is estimated that the firm has logs and lumber which are al most immediately convertible into cash for $100,000. The exact value, of course, cannot be told until a full in ventory is taken. The goods are, however, of a character which would not depreciate seriously by a forced sale, being practically staple. It is claimed that the original lia bilities were $697,000," of which about $200,000 has been cleared up by Mr. Clarke's transfers at St. Cloud. The word original is is not here used in its strict sense, as it is claimed that the" firm and N. P. Clarke have within two years cleared up $509,000 of liabil ities, but . as representing the liabil ities at the time when the assignment became imminent and the preferences are claimed to have begun. The smallest dividend spoken of as yet is 50 per cent, and Mr. Clarke is confi dent a much better" dividend can be realized, even under adverse condi tions. David R. Forgan said yesterday: "The creditors are fully organized and are in a position to fight for their rights. Our present position is an tagonistic to the assignment of N. P. Clarke & Co. on the present basis, and hence to Mr. Kells, as assignee. If Mr. Kells shows a disposition to protect the creditors he will have our united support, but if he is to carry on the work as begun by N. P. Clarke in transferring his property, we will try to secure his removal and secure the appointment of some one else. Judge Koon will probably go to St. Cloud to investigate the log trans fers and other matters, but will prob ably talk with Mr. Kells first." WILLIAMS ARRAIGNED. Letters From Mrs. Williams Found in the Dead Man's Trunk. Fred L. Williams was arraigned in the municipal court yesterday morning, charged with the murder of Henry, W. Thomas. Frederick C. Cook, his at torney, waived examination and he was bound over to the grand jury with out bail. Williams was taken to the county jail shortly after to await the action of the grand jury. He is evi dently overwhelmed by the serious ness of his situation and deports him self very meekly and has very little to say. He still refuses to make any statement to the newspapers. ' Shortly after being taken to his cell, he as tonished Jailor West by requesting a change in his lodgings. The jailor told Williams that he would have to put up with a good many unpleasant things before he got . through, and might as well make up his mind to be contented. It is claimed that the dead man's trunk contains some evidence that will be very valuable to Williams. It has been placed in the hands of the cor oner, who alone has the key, who will not open it until the state is ready to look it over and see what evidence there is. There are said to be at least a dozen letter written to Thomas by Mrs. Williams from Grand Forks, which are somewhat ardent in their nature. Owing to the fact that Williams* at torney waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury without bail yesterday morning, the coroner's inquest was a mere matter of form to. fill the legal requirements; Coroner Kistler began ; the inquest at about 10:30 o'clock. in the morning. Williams was represented: by Attoreny Fred C. Cook,, and Frank Nye appeared for the state. " Mrs. Williams, ) the young wife of the murderer, appeared at the morgue shortly* before the inquest was commenced, but was not heeded, and departed before it was over. Walter Williams, a brother of the murderer, was present during the proceedings. Dr. C. J. Ringnell, who performed the autopsy, was the first witness called, and he testified as to the con dition of the body. The wound, he stated, commenced at the right of the nostril and extended backward ■ five and a half inches. The bullet had struck the base of .the brain and caused instant death. The revolver had evidently been thrust right into the murdered man's face, for the burnt powder was imbedded in his face and his eyelids and mustache were burned. Dr. J. W. Little cor roborated Dr. Ringnell's testimony. Officer Fox, mounted patrolman from the Fifth precinct, was the only other witness summoned. He narrated how he had been summoned to the scene of the crime by. Dickinson and Housel, who first discovered the body. Fox de scribed how he had found the body and the general surroundings at the scene of the crime. The body lay on one side of the cross walk * and ' the cane and hat were on the other side in the gutter, the cane two feet and the hat five feet from the murdered man's body. The supposition was that Thomas was just about ;to step from the cross walk to the sidewalk when shot, and that he also had! just", turned toward the murderer .*, when / the bullet struck ; him. The jury was; out but - a short time, Immediately * returning j a formal verdict that the deceased came to his death from a bullet wound re THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1893. celved at the hand of a person un known to the jury. NOBODY HURT, But a Divorce Case Makes Things Lively. A sensational incident occurred yes terday at the breach of promise suit on trial before Judge Smith in the dis trict court. At one time it looked a3 if a fight might occur, and probably some . blood and bad language would have been spilled if it had not been for the intervention of Judge Smith. A threat of a fine for contempt, how ever, proved a quieting-- measure, and nothing but ruffled feelings was the result. - * The action on trial was brought by Susie A. Wylie, who sued Martin F. Collins for damages to her affection's alleged to have followed a refusal to marry. The defendant then went on the stand, and by her own testimony intimated that they were intimate for a period covering nearly two years. According to the defendant certain sums of money were paid the girl.' He attempted to blacken her character as much as possible by several othcl charges of like nature.' When the wit ness was handed .over to Attorney John E. Hearn he proceeded to make some criticisms of the defendant for acknowledging what he did. One of these remarks was: .^-v* "I don't believe all are like you, a rascal." This was the final knock, and Collins' anger was up in an instant: He half-arose from his chair and in a menacing attitude exclaimed: "You call me a rascal and we will have It out right here." Judge Smith was also aroused at this- exchange of hostilities, and his order was abrupt and to the point: '"•. '-, "Examine the witness properly or I will have you fined for contempt," he said. The trial was then resumed. The incident was sufficiently important to create considerable gossip around the old court house. WEARY OF LIFE. Lucy Hamilton, a Young- Lady "Who Could Not Find Work, Suicides. Lucy Hamilton, twenty-three years old, weary of life's hard struggle, com mitted suicide Monday night by tak | ing Rough on Rats at her boarding house, 1901 Crystal Lake avenue. The deceased was a bright girl of attract ive appearance, whose relatives live | at Springvllle, Wis. She came to the city some six weeks ago and sought, employment as a teacher in the pub lic schools, but did not receive . any encouragement. She walked around several days soliciting work in offices, but every one turned a deaf ear to her importunities, which in the last few days were pathetic in the ex treme. Monday night she became very despondent, and appeared to be 111.- She went to her room shortly after, supper and took the poison. Her suf ferings Immediately attracted the other people to her, 'and medical aid was summoned. Everything possible was done to relieve her, but without avail. She lingered in terrible agony until death mercifully came to her relief at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. The body of the unfortunate girl was re moved to Johnson & Landls' under taking rooms on Nicollet, and her pa rents notified. f.;>-: SINGERS IN SESSION. Ilig Convention of Norwegian Lu theran Warbler*-. ■ . _ The Norwegian Lutheran Singers' union met for its fourth annual con vention yesterday morning at the -Swedish Tabernacle. About 200 dele gates were present. The morning pro gramme included selections by united church choirs of this city, the Augs burg quartet, and the 1 Trinity church choir. Addresses were made by Rev. M. Falk Gjertsen and B. B. Haugan, president of the union. .• .-i. '.""^.'-'V-.r- In the afternoon the union held a short business session, but the most interesting debate will . occur this morning relative to a division of ter ritory. An elaborate concert was given last evening, with the following soloists: ■.:-•■ >--v"U- Anton Malme, tenor; Oscar Gron seth, baritone; Theodore S. Reime stad, tenor; F. Melius Christiansen, violin; H. A. Urseth, baritone; Inga Lovt_og, accompanist. Other num bers on the programme were rendered by the Decorah, 10., church choir, the Sverre quartette, of Duluth, the St. Olaf church choir of Minneapolis, the St. Paul church choirs, the United Singers of Goodhue county, the N. Y. M. C. A. orchestra and the Augsburg quartette. CASE OF BISHOP. Receiver Nelson Would Make It a Little Stronger. Judge Belden yesterday afternoon heard arguments on a motion to amend the complaint in the suit brought by B. F. Nelson as receiver of the James Bishop Paper company against James Bishop. The complaint as it now stands charges Bishop with having fraudulently converted the securities of the paper company, and it is de sired to make it stronger, by claiming that the assignment was due to neg ligence. In the argument it was shown that the Bishop Paper company was intimately associated with the Minne apolis Envelope company, and that the latter corporation organized with a capital of only $6,000 or $8,000, was per mitted to become in debt to the Bishop Paper company to the extent of about $30,000. The first named was a cor. poration of which James H. Bishop was president, and Chicago parties were stockholders. The Minneapolis Envelope company, It was alleged, was a corporation organized almost entirely by Bishop, and one in which he was largely interested. The matter was taken under consid eration by the court, and a decision will be rendered this morning. The case is on the calendar for today, and promises to develop some Interesting facts before it is concluded.. Dr. C. M. Jordan Weds. The .wedding of Miss Maud Grim j shaw and Dr. Charles M. Jordan, | superintendent of the public schools, I was solemnized at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of the I bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert I E. Grimshaw, 1520 Portland avenue, Rev. Dr. J. H. Tuttle officiating. The | wedding was a quiet one, only a few i friends of the family being . present. j Dr. Jordan and his wife left last even ing for ah Eastern trip, and expect to I be gone ten days. On their return they will, reside on Eighteenth street. - , How to Choose a Sponge. Post-Dispatch. . v '• Although the difference between a good and a bad sponge is very marked, but few people seem to be able to ap preciate it. Th eflrst requisite of a good sponge is that it should be dark In color. The beautiful yellow sponges commonly seen In druggists' windows, are a delusion and a snare. The nat ural color is a light to medium brown, and the yellow sponges have been bleached by a vitriol bath which de troys their elasticity and makes them wear much sooner. The feel of a sponge should be ' velvety, and .it should compress into a very small bulk by squeezing, and it must be of uniform color. The best and most ex pensive | are I Levant _ sponges. They, come from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Dalmatian sponge being next in quality and price. There are very many others, however, known to the trade - as ; horse "sponges, -.'" Linocca sponges, yellow, velvet, . sheep's wool and glove sponges. The prettiest and • at the same time the cheapest is the. grass , sponge, which - is made :up ' of myriads of small filaments and looks like a ball of yellow wool. "'---i'^llS SHALLWOMEN VOTE Female Suffragists Think Their Long Fight Is About r i to End. •> WAR LASTING FORTY YEARS. Leaders of the Crusade Pre = paring for the Last Cam- l « " paign. THEY BELIEVE THEY'LL WIN. Interesting" Facts About Soma Notable Women of the ; A Country. •*-«■ Special Correspondence of the Globe. NEW YORK, May 4.— the words of Mrs. Lillie Devereux Blake, the, crusade for women's suffrage has now reached its most critical stage,; and from now on the champions^ of. the cause in this state will know no rest until what they have striven for, for more than a generation, had become an assured fact. Both branches of the New York legislature have passed a bill sub mitting to the vote of the people 'the question of suffrage to women. Ac-, cording to the revised constitution of the state, the same bill will have to be passed upon by the next legis lature before the question can be an- . swered at the polls. V.-v-v. .'! It is a hot and long campaign that the women are going to face. First they must -win over .the members of the next legislature, and then comes the broader task of campaigning for the votes of the multitude. At the earliest, .the question cannot come up ait the polls until Novem ber of 1596, and that being a presi dential year/ the women leaders may r ■-. '/'Viq ;t!-Z:: MRS. BLAKE— ALMY. . j..-.'i iri.-fx,' ; Ll--'iud;-aif I'-jot'if.-ufT deem it advisable to postpone *it until . the fall of 1897, when the voter -will" have less to think of, and can be ' more easily persuaded to take up the question of suffrage seriously. V-.V. - The women who will manage this campaign, which is fraught with so | much interest to suffragists the world | 'over, form an interesting group. They appreciate the gravity, of tfae work, knowing tSuUt if it is successful in New York state it will have great weight in influencing - legislation fa- j vorable to the cause in ether states. It will be of interest to suffragists | throughout the land to know some- ! thing of the women who will general j the fight in this state. The most unique figure in the group is Mrs. . Blake, J who has, perhaps, done more to propagate the doctrine of equal suffrage than any other woman en listed in the cause in New York. Of | course. Susan B. Anthony is more j widely known as a suffragist, but j her ( work is distributed over tlhe \ Whole country, while Mrs. Blake con- ' centrates her efforts upon a limited j area. In brief, Mrs. Blake is laboring j for -suffrage first* in her own state, while Miss f Anthony labors for the .l whole country. PLAN OF CAMPAIGN. Speaking of the nature of the cam paign before them, Mrs. Blake said: "We will take a most active part "in 'the work of the next election. -We af filiate with no party, but will work for or against the individual candidate, according to the stand he takes on the "suffrage question. We must sea to it that no man is elected to the next legislature who is antagonistic to our cause. In every district throughout the state V;Wa will have committees who, before the nominations have been made*""* by the rival parties, will keep track of all . possible | candidates and sound them on the' suffrage question." If a candidate Is unfavorable we shall do everything possible to prevent his nomination. Should he be nominated,' then twe will devote our energies to defeat him at the polls. In this „we hope to make sure of the next legis^', latiire, and then will come the harder' task of getting the votes of the peo ple." .. :.= ■; v. '' ■' ;. "SIRS. BLAKE'S WORK. . X; 1 Mrs. Blake has been a worker for suf frage since 1869. Today she Is a hand some woman of fifty-odd years, with white hair and plenty of activity. From -1879 until 1890 she was president of the state association, and for the last nine, years! has been president of the city association.' Her first work of conse quence in behalf of women was in 1873*; when she began the struggle to have; Columbia college opened for women*. Mrs. Blake .-.has 'an . hereditary inter*.* est in . the college, and she has two daughters to whom she wanted to give, its educational advantages. Mrs,. Blake's great-grandfather, Rev. Dr.,' Samuel Johnston, rector of old Trinity church, was the first president of the* : college, which was then called King's college. Dr. Johnston went to England and .obtained its charter. This was prior to the Revolution. After the long war.the name was changed to Columbia' college, and!, upon the death ; of. Dr. Johnston • his son, William Samuel Johnston, became' its president! """ Mrs. Blake was successful in having the col lege opened to women. '.' '_' MRS. ALMY'S SUCCESS. * til . Mrs. Martha R. Almy is a woman I who I just at * this time ' is |of great in terest to the friends of suffrage. It was Mrs. ' Almy. who conducted! the work' of getting the bill through both houses of the legislature, a work which .is regarded. , as . the greatest r vie tory in the history of the cause in New York state, v airs. Almy i spent three \ months in Albany working among the legis ."lators, and although a ; novice" in cam paiging did the work singularly well. v. r ;j Her home is in Jamestown," Chautau- i - qua.county, where she " has a husband ("and" several children! It was the , fact that she was j a rty plcaf home woman, a wife and mother that induced her as sociates to send ; her :to r Albany to im press upon the legislators the fact that even the home class of women were in favor of ; suffrage. ■•-.■ : V Z "~V t '-",; 'Speaking of her work among the sJiglSlators Mrs.* Almy said: :"I must say that I was always treated with the utmost respect, not ' only as an indi vidual, but as the representative of the movement for which I spoke. - The , matter is now before the people and it 'will become one of - the factors In the state campaign next fall." Mrs. Almy is a slight, frail-locking .woman, not much over forty. Chau 'tauqua county, where "she lives, is a [Ygritable hotbed of believers in suffrage for women. The whole population of. the place, men and women, have de clared themselves in favor of it, and Mrs. Almy was one of the first to con tract the infection. \_ . ;,. ,';..- 1( ! '•;-. : ZyZ f '-"I MRS. GREENLEAF'S POST. - Mrs. Jean Brooks Greenleaf Is des tined to figure prominently in suffrage :*aff-_irs when the campaign begins. She is the president of the state as sociation, having succeeded Mrs. Blake in that poesition. Mrs. Greenleafs husband is an ex-congressman, and their home in Rochester is one of 'the finest in that city. Mrs. Greenleaf ■is ; a wealthy woman and is an ardent j worker in the cause. She is a tall, massive woman, with a fine presence I and possessed of rare executive ability. ! She is not much of. an orator, but makes a good presiding officer. Her j husband is interested In the movement, and his political experience has proven I beneficial more than once. THE FIRST SUFFRAGIST. ; , c , Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who" j can almost be called the grandmother j of the woman's suffrage crusade, is now in her eightieth year, and although j she maintains a lively " interest ' in all j that is said and done, her age prevents I her from active participation ln the | work. Mrs. Stanton presented -the first | appeal for suffrage ever made on be- I half of women In this county. It was at an equal rights convention held at j Seneca Falls in 1848, that Mrs.. Stanton | introduced the motion which started I the great crusade. This convention I was really for the purpose of anti j slavery agitation, which monopolized the attention of reformers in those times, but Mrs. Stanton took . advantage of the occasion to open up the question for discussion, and four years later, .in-- 1*352, Miss Susan B. Anthony, who was then a school teacher, became in- I fatuated -with the idea and began a series of orations favoring it, which j have been kept up for more than forty years. " \v Mrs. Mathilda Johnston Gage, anoth ! er of the pioneers in the fight, is now living at Fayetteville, near ' Syracuse. Her age prevents her from doing active work, though her interest in its suc cess is as lively as ever. r ; All of these women think that a great victory is near, and they intend to earn it by common sense and hard work. HELEN GRANGER. LASHED BY A SNAKE. i How a Louisiana Man Was Chased ■ by One of the White Oak Run | ncr Species. | Gibsland .(La.) Cor. Philadelphia I Times. * . ■,_; . • :+ . ""; | This is the first snake story reported | here this season: Pete Austin, a negro : farmer, living near this place, was I plowing in his field yesterday when he ' stirred up j one of those long, j keen ! snakes called a white oak • runner. j Pete, dropped .the plow lines and j grabbed a small hand ax which was sticking in the stock, thinking to de ! molish the snake in short order. But j the reptile could not see it in', that ! light. Instead, he made at Pete with ' a few lively wriggles, and whipped a ! sharp blow across the negro's shins, j almost knocking him silly. The poor [ fellow forgot the hand ax, and ran ; like 'mad for the fence and . mounted | upon it, only to find the snake in hot | pursuit, and to feel a blow across the ; hips as the snake crawled up beside him. ' "' •' •"-*'■'' " j Then Pete tumbled to the earth i again, but the snake followed I suit. 1 Again he mounted the fence, 7 but the snake stayed by him. Finally the ne -1 gro was frightened almost out of' his i wits, and ; ran across the field to a ■ little clump of trees, thinking to get one of them between him and his pur suer, and thus have the, edge Ton him. ! But the snake was right ■ there, and ■ managed to ' get ' himself hung j onto • Pete's leg as he ran. He slid up till .' he 0 had got just above the knee, when T he/tied himself up in a figure eight knot "with, one of Pete's legs held hard ! and , fast in each . loop- Fortunately I this bow about exhausted, his ; length, | and he hadn't tail enough left to lash with. : - tv • i .-It, seems never to have occurred to jPete;to sever the knot' with his ax. j Instead, he leaned forward and cut a pine sapling, with which .he managed to pry the snake loose from his hold. j As- the reptile let go and ran up a tree i Pete : dealt him a blow with the pole | that speedily put an end to his exist [ ence. _ -.- ■ - . -"-;' i. .. ■■ .-."-. rj bel-: • k--ia '.. - - Limited. < ~ *.;•'- "'■ ' New York World. Patient (about to have his leg re jnVdved, cheerfully) — Well, doctor, I'm i afraid j I won't be able to go to any more : dances. " . " -V_Vr"' -Dr. Knifer— No! After this you will have to confine yourself to hops. ''/.'" Avoided the Subject. New York Weekly. Winks— McKick have much to say 'on the subject of railroad monop oly .while you were there? '. Minks Well, no. You see, just after I called, a cartmaji drove up with a box for him. The railroad freight on it for a hundred miles was a quarter; the cartman's charge for hauling it six blocks was 50 cents. _ V .;•.-'.-'*/■■ . .,*:-: Statistics Again. New York Weekly. '-. • ■" *'-*".■ - 'i Mrs. * Strongmind— The fact v that : many companies refuse to insure wom en i 3 an . outrage. : I heard today of a town in which : there were sixty-two widows and only fourteen widowers. What does that prove? "* > Mr. - ■' Strongmind— That • means - - to prove that most of the widowers have run away from the widows. - ; - . • CALISPELL INDIANS. * Complaint Is Made That W"*ite "•Settlers Are Threatening Their Lives. !. WASHINGTON, May Captain J. E. Bubb, Fourth infantry, the act ing Indian agent at Fort Spokane, Wash., .'sent the following dispatch to the Indian bureau today: "Calispell is here complaining that his people in Calispell valley! are being abused by white settlers, who are taking their lands from them and threatening their lives. He says they cannot stand it any longer, and wants me to go there. The sheriff of Stevens county has expected trouble there! for some time. I do not know the present status of these - Indians, nor whether the department wants them to retain their lands, but some one should go there. I can hardly spare the time." At- the Indian bureau it is stated that the Calispell or Pend d'Oreille Indians have been cultivating their lands in the "handle" of Northern Idaho for many years, and that they are peace ful and civilized. In 1887 it was thought advisable to move them to another location, and an agreement was made with them by which they were to go to the Coeur d'Alene reser vation." These agreements have never geen ratified "*j by congrss, though re peatedly brought to its attention. In the meanwhile their right to their present farms is unquestionable. HEADLONG TO DEATH. Prominent St. Louis Attorney Falls Down an Elevator Shaft. ?; ST. LOUIS,. Mo.;. May 7.-John M. Chandler, aged sixty, a leading attor ney of this city, was instantly killed this afternoon by falling down the elevator shaft of the Security build ing. He fell head foremost from the' seventh floor to the first and -struck .on his head and shoulders. Mr. Chand ler had been practicing law in St. Louis with distinguished success for twenty five years. Before coming here he was located at Wheeling, W. Va,, and was then the attorney of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company. A few years ago he was appointed the attorney for the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy Railroad company for St. Louis. The deceased leaves a widow, formerly a -Miss Barber, of Sandusky, 0., and sev eral children. HUNTINGTON AND THAT PASS. Motion for Removal to California It* Denied. NEW* YORK, May 7.— Judge Brown, of the United States circuit court, handed down his opinion today de nying the application of United States District Attorney Macfarlane for tho removal of C. P. Huntington to Cali • fornia, under an indictment recently found against him for an alleged vio lation of the interstate commerce act of ISB7, in issuing a free pass to one Frank M. Stone, in California. Judge Brown denies the application on the grounds ,that the "indictment is fatally defective in not averring that any use was ever made of the pass, or that any transportation was ever furnished under it. Where the indict ment is bad in substance, no removal will be granted. Cases cited by the government from the reports of the interstate commerce commission show on examination that they are all deal ing with 'free carriage,' and 'freo transportation,' not with mere free tickets." CALDWELL EMPOWERED.. He Wil Try to Patch Up Peace ,;;,.. .*- With- the C. P. .rV.-VvUvJ};'.*/ ''-'CHICAGO,'-' May 7.— An important meeting of the advisory committee" of the Western Emigrant Clearing house was held today' at which it was prac tically determined that the old friend ly relations between the Grand Trunk and the clearing house lines should be resumed at as early a date as is practicable. Chairman Caldwell was empowered to call a meeting of all lines to confer with the Canadian Pa cific and Grand Trunk or to make him self such arrangements between the i Canadian Pacific and the Grand j Trunk as will be mutually satisfac- i tory to those lines and to the members of the clearing house as well. Chair- ; man Caldwell will probably undertake . the work individually. The arrange ment with the steamship agents will also be revised and made to harmonize with the agreement made by all interested lines to cease the pay ment of commissions. Several other matters were discussed at the meet ing but no action was taken on any of them. '''■/V. P. CAUSING TROUBLE. More Rate War Talk Intnrferes With Reorganization. ' CHICAGO, May 7.— The situation in passenger affairs west of the Missouri river does not improve In any way. The east-bound rate of $10 from Den ver to the river went into effect to day. The Union Pacific is threaten ' Ing" to put it in west-bound as well as east. If It does what it threatens, the reorganization of the Western Lines Passenger association will be put back for twelve months at least. The road, as far as it has now gone, has stirred up much bad blood, and the longer it goes ,on the more ob stacles there will be to the reorganiza tion." The trans-continental lines have about concluded that It will do them no good to wait longer on the Western lines and it is probable that a meet ing to consider the formation of a Trans-continental Passenger associa tion will be held In this city next Friday. The matter is not definitely arranged as yet, however. A SWIFT RUN. Railway President** Ride at the Rate of.- a. Mile a Minute. CHICAGO,' May 7.- A special train on . the Erie road, which arrived in Chicago this morning, with President Thomas, of the New York, Lake Erie & Western, and President McCullough, of the Chicago & Erie, on board, made a remarkable run from Huntington, Ind., to Hammond. The total distance is 122 miles, and the train covered it in exactly 134 minutes. Stops amount ing to twelve minutes were made, mak ing the net time for the run of 122 miles 122 minutes. . Work on the Terminal-*. * ITASCA, Wis., May 7.— The Omaha Railway company has begun work on its short line of road connecting its terminal yards with the new dock on Allouez bay, which will be commenced immediately. This will settle the ques tion in the minds of a good many busi ness people, who have been looking to Itasca for a location, as the construc tion of the docks will bring from 400 to 500 men here this summer. It is rumored that the Weyerhauser Lum ber company will make some extensive improvements on Allouez bay this sum mer in the shape of a saw mill. There were parties looking over the grounds " last week, but nothing definite was stated. .•■"•..' . . LOCAL RAILROAD NOTES. ■ Henry -E. , Gaze, ;of Henry * Gaze & ; Sons, . London, ; England, ' the--well known tourist agents, spent the great er part of yesterday as the guest of General Passenger Agent " Fee, ' of . the Northern Pacific. : Mr. Gaze ;' is ar ranging ,: a series of '•■ tours over -the Northern Pacific and through the Yel lowstone for the season. " E. B. Over, assistant general freight agent of the Omaha, left last night for an extended trip to the Pacific coast. Mr. Over goes in the interest of his .road, and will be gone nearly four weeks.' ' ':""• "' ..: The '.'Schuylkill,"; of the Anchor line, arrived in Duluth with her cargo of merchandise, much .of which is for the Twin Cities, yesterday noon. A. C. Dunn, traveling freight and passenger agent of the Union Pacific at Sioux City,- was in the city yester day. y~ : r c ---zyzyyyz ' - FEAR OF MAN. How Tiro Schoolboys in Oregon --*< Killed a Mountain Lion. v. "A recent letter in the New York Sun describing the animals of the Patagonian plains narrates some in teresting characteristics of the puma, or panther, which are well known to people in ■>■ regions , where he abounds," said the man from the Rockies. .; "This information of in disputable , accuracy, upsets some widely spread fallacies concerning this beast. One of these, the idea that he regards men as his natural prey, is prevalent among people whose no tions of forest beasts, have been formed from exaggerated stories of the East ern panther, a dread topic of rural tales and of boys' reading since the first settlers invaded the North Amer ican wilderness. "The ferocity of the pampas puma toward all other beasts and its gen tleness or fear in respect to man finds its counterpart in the mountain lion in the Rocky mountains and Pacific coast ranges. This animal is a larger beast than his relative in the Eastern wilderness, there known as the pan ther. The mountain lion, like the pampas puma, is terribly destructive to other wild animals and to young live stock, but except in romance has never figured as an animal dangerous to man. Owing to its shyness toward' human beings the mountain lion is rarely seen by man, though sometimes in mountain fastnesses a camper may hear his wailing cry to his mate at night, and perhaps detect signs of his presence about the camp, which, if pressed by hunger, he may visit in the hunter's absence and make way with any meat left carelessly within reach. Like the South American puma, the mountain lion is often found upon the plains, where his pres ence is soon made known to ranchers by his ravages among the colts and calves and sheep. His flesh is white, and many North American hunters, like the gauchos, consider it good eat ing. yyyy "The mountain lion cub makes an attractive pet until he gets so large as to be formidable in strength. That point reached, while still amiable toward his master, he becomes unsafe for strangers to approach, and his fierce predatory instincts are invet erately displayed toward animals, "which are his natural prey. Until these instincts become manifest, which usually occurs when the whelp Is about a year old, he is as playful as a kitten, and his soft violet eyes give no warning of latent danger. The cubs are born with faint markings of bars and spots, which disappear soon after their eyes get open. "This disinclination of the puma* to attack man is often attributed to cowardice, though an animal should hardly be. termed cowardly which will risk combat with a grizzly bear, as the puma is known to do. " 'So cowardly is the mountain lion,' said J. B. Tread well, of California, who has often killed them, 'that more than once when I have shot one in a tree, wounding him so badly that he fell to the ground,. instead of attack ing me he endeavored to creep away.' And an Oregon schoolmaster tells of two boys, pupils at his school, who gave one morning as the cause of their tardiness that they had stopped to kill a mountain lion on the way to school. At sight of them the animal had taken to a tree, and, while one of the boys i watched him to see that he did not escape, the other went back home for the gun with which he killed him." HIS EAGLE EYE. Made Them Take Lamont Into Their Confidence. New York Press. "" ) ' f7, Dan Lamont knew his business from early childhood. His business was not other people's business. He knew when to open his mouth and when to shut it. He knew when he had a prize and when he drew a blank. He was precocious and magnetic. His first lessons in politics were learned from "Steve" Smith. He was a re porter for the Albany Argus, and it was part . of his duty, to meet the trains to see who of the great men of the state came and went. It frequent ly happens that men' go" to Albany to see the governor on matters of the ut most importance, and neither they nor the governor want the facts known. Lamont was watchful, and a man rarely escaped. It reached a point at last where the youngster had to be taken into the administration. If a ' big man was expected on important business for the state or the party, "Steve" would go down to the station and see Lamont. In this way. Dan always had the Inside track of what was going on, and he never was known to violate the confidence reposed in him. He learned what it meant to be ! the custodian of political secrets, and i I believe he knows as many as any j living man. _ , ;'" .- Getting; Ready to Argue. "Hello, Hakenton," said one of the statesmen in the house of representa tives, as he picked up from his neigh bor's desk four or. five dictionaries of invectives and slang, "I see you studying philology." ■• '.■-- ':-*-•'-•■-" "Not exactly." said his neighbor, burying himself still further in a treat ise on the history o/ billingsgate. "I'm merely preparing for my debate on the financial question." ;'," ;". A Chanece Left. Detroit Tribune. , They were speaking of the future. "We shall be," she cooed, "two souls with but a single thought" '*.' He pressed his hand to his brow anxiously. "Don't you suppose," he muttered, trying to smile bravely, "that we will have something else? The wedding presents, you know." Of coure a single thought was better than ' nothing, ' but hardly enough to begin housekeeping with. • ''"■■■■ *K\j^^'*v k ' -aii.ncapoll»,-tlina .. -^V.^i£/>. ..., >r**~ .■..:.•: •■*... -_-_.-. 3 hatching Cold An Effective Remedy for Treating Coughs and Colds is Allen's Lung .Baton Try It ! It may "just ">• it " your case as it has thousands of other*). Its Action is Expectorant, causing the phlegm to rise, and heals the inflamed and irritated membiane. ALL DRUGGISTS SELL IT. QUEER CUSTOMERS. Insurance Men Often Run Against Them. Washington Star. "Insurance men run up against some very queer .customers," said Frank Arnold, who is one of the fire-risk takers from Hartford at L.i Normandie yesterday. "This is especially true of the individuals who think that their buildings are fire proof. Some of them are so absolute ly assured . that fire cannot hurt them that they regard the suggestions of an agent as to the advisability of* placing a policy with his company, very much in the nature of an in-' suit. Several years ago I went to see a man in a Western city who had ! just completed one of th** buildings guaranteed to. be fire-proof. The walls were of brick. inclosing a steel and iron frame, but every partition , was pine, and the floors were of the I same material. "A diversity of business was car ried on in it by various tenants, and in several instances the stock car ried was of the most combustible na ture. The proprietor nearly kicked me out when I hinted at insurance. He had built his structure, he said, for the very purpose of being re lieved from the outrageous imposi tions of insurance companies, and" proposed to keep free from any agree ments with them. Ten hours after ward a fire alarm was sounded for the engines to go to the building. They reached it to find Its Interior a roaring furnace. The next day frag ments of brick wall and a mass of bent and twisted iron columns and girders were all that remained of the fire-proof building. It was only another proof of the fact that fire proof buildings burn faster and hotter than any other structures erected. This may seem paradoxical, but ii is true, nevertheless." New .Medical Wrinkle. Chicago Tribune. A certain class of physicians who have an extensive practice will not make a profess'JP.ial call after 6 p. m. unless they are In full evening dress, and the same class refuse to have tele phones In their offices. This Is a new wrinkle, and Is said to have originated In New York. The Financial Aspect. I ! Washington Star. "They toll me that a bicycle eaves *• man money." 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