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OFFICE 0.1 SOUTH FOURTH STKKKT. . WILL DIG FOB COLD. Party lt«-iiin' Organised to <;«> to Alaska in Early Sprinpr. Ingolf Aksolson, formerly of tnis city, lias returned here after an absence ol < '■£"■'<■ years, which entire time has been spent in the western pari of the country and in British Columbia. He Is at preseni staying with nls mother, Mrs. M. Aksolson, 181J •- S; II- t SflUtll. Mr. AksoUon's mission in the city ai preß eni is Hi-it of organizing ;i party which will leave Feb. i for the «old fields In Klondike. The partj selected bo far consists ol Aune, c\ president of the Northwestern Ath letic i-lt:i>: Andrew Henjum, of this city; John Lpe, Church Ferry, N. D.; Andrew Anderson, Everett, X. l>., mid Mr. Aksolson. The party will leav< Seattle by boat und pr ed to nay. Thence they will proceed over land to Klondike on skis. Mr. Aksolson has | his own ideas about gold mining, as he Is an expert prospector. He Intends to bring the party further north than where others go, I < being of the opinion th.it sold de posits are richer about n> miles above Klon dike. Here thi others will devote their time to placer mining, while Mr. Aksolson will prospi i tor quartz. The entire outfit for tho | party will be purchased in this city. They expect iv ceacb the gold fields and commence work In ti;e middle of April. \ <;<><i!l Year Expected. A well-informed lumberman expressed the opfuion tv the Lumberman, of Chicago, that 1898 would be a year phenomena] in the de mands of railroads upon lumber producers. The railroads have done a profitable business this year, particularly in the last half of it, and imt only see the necessity of improve ments iiiid repairs, but are able to pay for them. There will be car building and an enormous mileage will be largely rebuilt with new tics and new bridges. The outlook for railroad lumber is trat the present very heavy requirement will be continued through tl'e coming veir. Called to the Mill city. Dr. John D. Helwig, of Urbana, 0., has ac cepted the call extended him by the First Presbyterian church of this city. Mr. Hel wig received the call from the First Presby terian church two weeks ago. The church decided to extend the call Tuesday evening, Deo. 14. Since that time he has been coiMd erlng the proposal, and yesterday announced his decision to the congreßation he Is serving at present. Mr. Helwig is a scholarly man and reputed to be of unusual ability in church matters. He has filled various churches in Ohio during the past eight years, previous to which time he was a Lutheran minister, se ceding from that church on account of doc trinal differences. He was formerly and for eight years president of Wittenburg college. Yontiifnl Drunk. George Kelly, an 18-year-o!d messenger boy, was found by Officer Norbeck early yes crday morning in a hei>Vss state rf i.itoxi ••ai'cn. He was trying to go home when the officer arrested him near Seventh avenue south and Washington. He was charged with drunken ness at the central station and released on bail yesterday to appear in court today. Where the boy procured his liquor will be learned by the authorities today, and some sa loonkeeper may have to answer for the lad's condition. Recovering From His Injuries. Olaf Llndquist, the .policeman who broke his right leg about two months ago by falling on the £tone steps in front of the Fourth pre cinct station, is rapidly recovering from the accident. He is now able to walk with the aid of a crutch and cane, and hopes to be able to resume his place on the force (arly In the coming year. \\ :is mi Karly Caller. When the clerk in C. H. Cirkler's drug store, near Sixth street and Nicollet avenue, opened up, about 7 o'clock Christmas morn ing, he found a man In the store. The fellow, upon being seen, hurriedly left by n side. door, which he had left open, and made his escape. A search of the store revealed noth- Ing missing, although there wns quite a large Bury of money in the safe and registers. He had evidently not reckoned on being Inter rupted so soon. Dun/. Symphony Concert. A large and appreciative audience was present at the popular concert friven by the Danz Symphony orchestra at the Metropoli tan theater last evening. The programme consisted of orchestral selections, and. al though the arrangement was of a popular orde r, It was of such a class as to please the most aesthetic. Ililtern la us to Dnnee. T!ie "Ninety-eight" Pleasure club of the Ancient Order of Hibernians anticipate a very pleasant time at their tall, which will ba held next Wednesday evening. Maht.owah hall will bo fne Bcene of the danc\ and a lar^e crowd is expected to participate. -•» Sndden anil >Jys<erioiiN Climine. NEW YORK, Deo. 2fi.— H. Maitland Kersey, who for the last five years has represented the White Star steamship line in this city, has. according to a report today, actually severed his connection with that company. He sailed for Europe on Saturday, one day after the arrival in this city from London of J. Bru-e Ismay, sen of Mr. Ismay, of the firm of Is may. Imre & Co., general agent of the linn. Young Mr. Ismuy was the predecessor of Ker the New York office. Just why Kersey is out is not known. I'rinr to sailing he de clined to discuss the matter, and Mr. Ismay said he would have nothing to say until to morrow. British Statesman Gone. LONDON. Dee. 2o.— Charles Harrison, radl c.il member of parliament for Plymouth since 1895, is dead. Charles Harrison was born August 1, 1835, and was educated at Kind's college, London. He succeeded Sir John Hutton as vice chairman of the London county council when Sir John succeeded Lord Rosebery as chairman of that body. In the first and second councils he was chair man of the parliamentary committee, and be came known prominently as the father of the modern application of the principle of betterment by public Improvements. By pro fession he was a solicitor. Frederick Harri son, the well known essayist and president of the London posltivist committee, is his brother. Again Rryan and n Bnll Flgii't. CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 2C.-The last of the seriis of bull fights by Mazzalttni was given this afternoon, and was attended by 7,000 people. Tomas Maxzaltini narrowly es caped with his life, being tossed by an in furiated bull and gored In the hand. Ten horses were killed and six buFs, the usual number. The fight was not up to the usual standard. Mr. Bryan and wife arrived in Guadalajara, and were received by the rep resentatives of the state government of Jalis co, of which state that city is the capital, aaid by the American residents. .«» French Nestor Dead, PARIS, Dec. 26.— Comte Anatole le Mercier, senior member of the chamber of deputies, Is dead. Comte le Mercier was born June 25, 1820. He was one of the seven deputies from Charente-Inferreure, personally repre senting the first division of Salntcs. He was a descendant of the le Mercier who figured In France during the revolution. His father was for many years a member of the cham ber. He received the decoration of the Legion of Honor and published several volumes. If you cannot get beef, mutton will answer. You may choose between milk, water, coffee or tea. But there is no second choice for Scott's Emulsion. It is Scott's Emulsion or nothing. When you need the best cod-liver oil, the best hypo phosphites, and the best glycerine, all combined in the best possible manner, you have only one choice. It brings prompt results in all cases of wasting, or loss in weight. All druggists; 50c. and $1.00. SCOTT * BOWNE, Chemists, N«w York. BUXTON ft FREE p]i HAS \ *l VUAV CHRISTMAS AND THANKSGIVING DAY ALL IX O.\E. HOLDS A LEVEE AT HIS HOME. VICTIM OP SATURDAY'S SHOOTING AFPRAI EXPECTED TO RE COVER. YEW PARTY OF KLONDIKERS Expect to l)i« Gold Within the Arc tic Circle—News of Minne apolis. If President McKinley could have seen the joy in the home of Junot D. ; Buxton yesterday, caused by the par don which set Mr. Buxton free after fifteen months' imprisonment at Still water, his heart would have been touched. The pardon came as a most acceptable Christmas present, and Mr. Buxton's many friends will rejoice with him upon his liberty. The pardon arrived at Still water from Washington yesterday morning, and Mr. Buxton was released at noon. I Mrs. Buxton was present, and greeted him as he came from his cell room, and they came to Minneapolis imme diately, arriving here at noon. When it was learned that he was in the city, many friends called upon him to greet him with the best wishes of the season, and to assure him of their loyalty and friendship. HIS VICTIM AVILL RECOVER. Harming Despondent Over the Re- Kitlt of His Rash Act. The victim of Saturday night's shoot ing affray, young Charles Hokanson, suffered considerable pain at the city hospital. Some of the sixty efttots pene trated the lad's left thigh, while a half dozen were extracted after the shoot ing. The patient will recover, but it wiil be some time before he will be well again. The prisoner and the patient sub stantiated the details of the story told in the Globe. Hokan?on's story is as follows: "I was down on First street south, across from Manning's house, at 1017, intending to speak to a friend. Manning came out of his house and across the street, with his gun in his hand. He took me to his house and said he was going to turn me over to the police. I said I had done nothing wrong and wanted to know why he wanted me. I didn't know the man. Then he took me down the street and said he was going to take me to the station. When we got mar my house, at 1311 Second stieet, I said I would go into the house and he could talk to my mother. He said that he wouldn't do that, and that he was going to have me locked up. When nearer my house, I was about three steps in f;ont of him, and I thought he was raising his gun to strike me. Then I started to run and he fired at me. I don't know why he wanted me arrested cr why he should shoot me. I didn't do anything. I guer-s that Manning was drunk when ho did it." Young Hokanson is an innocent young man of twenty-one years, and stated further that he had never been around Manning's house or had troubled him in any way. He returned from the St. Peter hospital three months ago, for fourteen months pre vious to which he had been at that in stitution. He lives with his mother and older brother Gust. For some time he has be?n employed in the Bemls Bag company's plant. Manning was a despondent man when seen by the Globe reporter a,t the Third precinct police station last night. He was very reticent rtgardirg the affair. "I have been advised not to say anything," said the prisoner, "and don't think I could add anything to the story. All I can say is that I am sorry that it happened and wjsh I had not done it. Yes, the boys had been troubling me, but why I shot this boy I don't want to say. I wasn't drunk, as the boy says." Questioned as to why he had attempted to arrest the boy, Manning would say nothing. He seemed to be very despondent at what he had done. Manning is a miller and has been employed by the Wash burn-Crosby company for the past five years. He is a very large man of m/jre than ordinary intelligence. He is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, and will be arraigned in the municipal court today. SJriker.s May Not Accept. LONDON, Dec. 2C— The outcome of the bal lot of tho striking engineers, taktn as the re sult of the recently adjourned conference be tween the representatives of the men and the employers, will not. be known officially for several days, but there is no doubt that" the verdict is overwhelmingly against the accept- J ance of the terms of the employers. Tw« Den<l From Exposure. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26.— John Colmer, 16 years old, was found dead from exposure in an outhouse in the rear of 2G.">l Marshall street this afternoon. It Is surmised that bis object in going where his body was found was to take a quiet nap. A man sup posed to be Joseph M. Morency was found dead on the door step at 1233 Filbert street today. His death is supposed to have been due to exposure. -o- Two Losi Life. KINGSTON, N. V., Dec. 26.— While skating at Tilton, on Walk Hill creek yesterday, Miss Mary V. Van Ftarber, aged 23, broke through the ice. Edward McMichael went to her res cue, crawling along tho ice, but the ice broke under him. and he was precipitated into the water. Both were drowned. Tnventor Dead. NEW YORK, Dec. 26.— Henry Hersey, a well known promoter, fell unconscious in a rs/:aurant tonight and died shortly after wards. Mr. Hersey was 74 years of age. Joseph Lemar. a civil engineer who has had business relations with Mr. Hersey, said that Mr. Hersey was a former president of the Steel Manufacturers' association and that he was the inventor of the open hearth steel process. He is said to have left a large ea tate. Relative of Mclvlnley Dead. MILWAUKEE, Wls., Dec. 26— Mrs. Mary Barnette, who was connected by marriage with the family of President McKinley, died today, aged S9. Mrs. Barnette was born in Dervock, County Antrim, Ireland. Her hus band's mother was named McKinley, and her mother was a Douglas, a relative of Sir Charles Douglas. Mrs. Barnette's husband, wfco was named Stewart McKinley Barnette, died many years ago. -•• Editor Hnu-iMi Killed. HELENA, Mont., Dec. 26.— Louis P. Bowen, who has been connected in various capacities with Montana newspapers for the past ten years, was killed today at Sappington by being run over by a train. He was a son of ex-United States Senator Thomas P. Bowen, of Colorado. Football Player's Funeral. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 26.— The funeral of Marshall Newell, the Harvard football player, who was killed at Springfield Friday last, will be held at the Newell homestead, West New bury, tomorrow and will be attended by a large number of Harvard graduates, as well as many students and other representatives of tho college. -•» Welshmen Elect. RACINE, Wis., Dec. 26.— The Welsh Union of Christian Endeavorers of cities of Wiscon sin and Illinois met today and elected the following officers: President, John E. Jones, Milwaukee; secretary, Ellis M. Huthuess. Racine; treasurer, Mrs. 0. L. Jones, Osh kosh. The report of the secretary shows that there are twenty-nine societies In the Union, THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1897. with a membership of 1.500, an increase of 200 during the past year. The treasurer's report showed that $250 was expended for missionary work and that there was a good balance in the treasury. The next meeting will be held in Randolph, Wis. Chicago was selected for the convention cf 1899. THE MOON. Evil Effects of Its Influence as Ol>- Herved liy Snilorw. A sailor on one of Uncle Sam's war ships writes to a newspaper in his na tive city as follows: "Whatever scientists say to the con trary, every sea captain knows that mccnlight can twist a man's face out of shape if it shines on him while he sleeps. And that it will spoil food, too, much quicker than sunlight. One might as well tell me that a whale does not know when its trail is crossed, even \\ ljen it is miles away. Whalers all know that, and if they can't explain it, they are just as sure of it as they are that there is a rise and fall of tides. "Moonlight will sour milk, too, a kit quicker than sunlight, and it will spoil fish or pork quicker, too. Townfolk dtn't believe all ihis, but most fanners knew it. "Every seafaring man has seen how mccnlight acts. Down in the south, where I've been a good deal, they say that if the moon shines on a newborn baby it will have green eyes. They say the same thing in France, too." CHANGED THE CLOCK DIAL. Peculiar MurkiiiK for the Figure IV. Caused by a King* Whim. Have you ever noticed that although you were taught in school to say "IV. four," every clock face in the commu nity announces "1111. four?" And did you know that this is because kings rultd by divine right and could do no wrong? In the good old days when the mon arch's word was final on every sub ject, a clock maker of London town constructed a clock for his majesty the king of England. He brought it home when it was made. "What d'ye mean, sirrah," demanded the king, after the kingly fashion of those times, "by marking the hour four IV?" "Because, sire." quoth the clock maker, "IV. stands in the Roman nu merals for four." "Four Is." shouted his majesty, "mean four." "Nay, Fire" — began the clockmaker. But the king quickly proved himself in the right by threatening to behead the clockmaker. So the IV. on the dial was made four I's and so It has remain ed to this day. «•- Her limn* Not Serious. CANTON, 0., Dec. 26.— Miss Clara Shields, daughter of R. S. Shields, former United States district attorney and a cousin of Mrs. Day, wife of Assistant Secretary Day, was severely burned at her home here today. Her clothing ignited from an open gas fire place, and her father, answering her shrieks for help, found her in flames. The lower portion of her body and legs were severely burned, and grave apprehensions were felt at first. It is now thought, however, that nothing serious will result. Miss Shields was to have accompanied the Days back to Wash ington this week for a social season at the capital. _ Found His Pnrenta Murdered. INDIANA, Pa., Dec. 2C— Milton Neal and his aged wife were shot to death by an un known assasin at their home near Jackson ville, nine miles southwest of here, some time during Christmas. Their bodies were found at 9 o'clock that night by their son Harry, who was passing the house and stopped to pay a Christmas call on his par ents. Neal was one of the most prominent and prosperous farmers of the vicinity In which he lived. Officers are today scouring the country for the murderers, but aa yet they have not been apprehended. Only One in Donger, ASHEVILLE, N. C, Dec. 26.— 0f the Injured by yesterday's exp'.osion, Joseph Fln< h is in a precarious condition, but In all probability will live, unless injury from Inhaling fire sets in. Childish Victim* of Fire. FRANKLIN, Pa., Dec. 26.— Grace and An nie Nelson, whose parents live near here, were left alone in their home last evening. The former fell into the grate fire and her cloth ing was lighted. She was burned to dea h. In trying to save the life of her sister. An nie was also badly burned, and it is believed she cannot recover. -«. lieft a Million Behind. NEW YORK. Dec. 20.— Moses E. Worthen, one of the leading men of affairs in Passaic. N. J., died today of typhoid fever, aged sixty years. He leaves an estate worth a million dollars. Byrne Silivlit l> Improved. NEW YORK, Dec. 26.— President Charles H. Byrne, of the Brooklyn Base Ball club, was unconscious for several hours today, and during the remainder of the time he was semi-conscious. The physicians, however, be lieve that his condition shows a slight im provement over that of yesterday. He passed a quiet night. Need Funds for George Monument. I NEW YORK, Dec. 2R.— The committee 6 hav ing charge of the Henry George memorial fund has made another appeal for subscrip tions. In its report the committee states that J13.000 has bten subscribed, but that this is in nowise adequate for the erection of a memorial such as has been contemplated. Cut In Australian Duties. MELBOURNE, Dec. 26.— The Victorian du ties on woolen and silk materials, wearing apparel and woolen goods will be reduced 5 per cent after Feb. 1 next. "*** * -d ' Mr. Short — My dear Maria, I find that you have considerably overdrawn at the bank. Mrs. Short — Oh, no, that can't be! I've got three of those blank checks lefU LOPG fIRGTIG HIGHT KLONDIKERS CAN DO LITTLE WORK AS ILLIMINANT IS SCARCE. GOLD OUTPUT WIL6 BE SMALL stories regarding Scarcity of FOOD COWT<ffeE*i 1 0 CON FLICT. ' NO WAY TO G*JT SUPPLIES IN', As Ice on the YnKfcn tv l i;i unusable— Seventy Below Zero He corfled. SKA QUAY, Alaska, Dec. 17, via Seattle, Wash., Dec. 26.— John Lindsay, of Olym pia, Wash., who has just arrived from Dawson City, says there will surely be starvation there this winter. He exam ined into the food situation in a thor ough manner, he says, and after satis fying himself that there would be star vation, he sold his outfit and in com pany with Frank Bellaine, of Olympia, Wash.; Tom Story, of Victoria, B. C, and Bob Glynn, of Seattle, started out on foot, each man drawing a sled car rying about 140 pounds of provisions. Lindsay says the Dawson people bslieve that there is no great amount of food at Fort Yukon, as has been alleged. The river rose sufficiently and remained open long enough to enable food sup plies to have been brought from Fort Yukon, had there been any there. The people of Dawson, believing that there were not ample food supplies at Fort Yukon, refused to go there, preferring to remain at Dawson. No more than three hundred or four hundred people took advantage of the transportation companies' offer to take the people to Fort Yukon free of charge. When the miners at Dawson found that no more provisions would reach the town by the river route they announced that a meeting would be held to take steps for apportioning the provisions in the town. Those that had plenty, they said, must share with those who had ncne. Capt. Constantin c of the Northwest mounted police, interfered and told the miners that no such thing would be permitted. The meeting was not held. Lindsay says the output of the mi ners will be greatly curtailed this win ter because of the scarcity of food and light. Coal oil sold for $45 a gallon and candles are as high as $150 a box of 100. Even if men were able to work their claims they cannot get light to do so. These statements are borne out by all returning Klondikers, quite a num ber of whom have reached here the past week. Few of them take as gloomy a view of the situation as does Mr. Lindsay. Dr. B. L. Bradley, of Roseburg, Or., says that food is scarce, but he does not think that there will be actual starvation. Neither does W. B. King, of Merced, Cal.; P. J. Hol land, of Butte; Thomas Story, of Vic toria, or Robert Glynn, of Seattle, all of whom reached here this week from Dawson, the most of them having left there on Nov. 2. As an instance of the scarcity of food in Dawson, Lindsay relates the case of Dr. Van Zandt, formerly of Spokane, Wash. Van Zandt is an elderly man, and, being without provisions or money, he offered a gold watch for a sack of flour. He could not get it, and remarked to Lindsay: "God only knows how I am to keep body and soul together." Lindsay says 200 or more miners are prospecting at the mouth of Stewart river, but nothing is known as yet as to what success they achieved. Henderson creek, five miles below Stewart river, and forty miles from Dawson, is a promising stream, and it is being developed this winter. The weather about the Stewart and Big Salmon rivers ha«J been bitterly cold, 70 deg. belo>v bejng recorded at Maj. Walsh's camp, twelve miles be low the Salmon, on Nov. 3. The Yukon river between Dawson and Fort Pelly froze completely over on Nov. 18. The river is piled full 6f ice in great ridges as high as the ordinary house, and a roadway will have to be cut through it before dog or horse teams can opet ate on it. The outlook, therefore, for taking supplies down to Dawson in the immediate future is not good. Inspector of Mines .^McGregor left here a week ago with a. number of doff teams and horses to make the attempt MONEY TO BURN. to reach Dawson with about twenty tons of provisions, but nothing has since been heard of him. OTTAWA, Ont., Dec. 26.— Hon. Clif ford Sifton, minister of the interio-, ar.d J. A. Makenna, of the interior depart ment, left today for Washington. Mr. Sifton goes on the invitation of Secre tary of War Alger to discuss the best means of sending relief to the miners in the Yukon district. Mr. Sifton ex pects to be in Washington about a week. IT TAKES THE PLACE OF CLERKS. NUkel-in-the-Slot Machine Which Places PeanntH In a Suck Hut. A long-haired inventor arrived here on Saturday with a nickel-in-the-slot machine which, at the dropping of a coin, measures out peanuts, puts them in a bag and delivers them to you pip ing hot. The small boy may be able to pass a lead nickel upon the seller of peanuts who stands at the corner, but this contrivance confiscates all spuri ous coins and points the finger of scorn at the dishonest. It is the work of seven years of toil on the part of T. S. Wheatcroft, who once kept a littio country store in Pennsylvania. The boys came to his place and not only pared thin slices of the cheese which he had on his counter, but helped themselves to handfuls of his peanuts. He disliked to rebuke the young ras cals, for by so doing he might lose the trade of their relatives. So he invented this machine, which, from time to time, he has improved until it is plastered all over with patents. "Peanuts?" he would say. "Just drop in a nickel, sonny, and help yourself." The contrivance, which was placed on exhibtion here Saturday, is a wool en cabinet six feet high. There is a hopper In the top of it which is filled with peanuts. Crackers, raisins ana all kinds of groceries could be used in place of peanuts. There is a little boil er in the concern which keeps the pea nuts warm and at the same time at tracts the passer-by by sounding a shrill whistle. It costs 3 cents a day to keep up steam. The cabinet may be placed In the street, or in a store for that matte! . Indeed, the inventor is seriously think ing of having a grocery store filled up entirely with these automatic sales men. In this way the populace can rush in at any time, put its money in the slot and go away with all the sugar, coffee and spices which may be required. Once a day a man would go around and shMvel fresh supplies into the hoppers, close down the covers and then lock the machine a^ain. In this way the enterprising grocer may dis pose with, clerks altogether and do an absolutely cash business. Of course, he might have to have a wagon on which to deliver the goods. The prin cipal work the grocer would have, though, would be to gather up the nickels at the end of the day and put them in his safe. "It won't take the money to the bank," said Mr. Wheatcroft in all .^t j riousness, "but I reckon I'll be able to fix that up in time. Man in Buffalo is going to fix up a store with these automatic clerks of mine." This machine cannot be bunkoed. I tritd to Impose upon it in,- a yarlety of ways abetted by the inventor, and did not succeed. If you put in a lead blank the size of a nickel 5-cent piece the machine will confiscate the coin and whir derisively at you. If you put In a dime the coin will be thrown out of the machine through a different slot. All good money is returned, with thanks, unless it Is a 5-cent nickel. There have been graceless youngsters who put in coins with strings tied to them. The string is j*issc-d through a hole in the coin and securely fastened. A coin with a hole in it, whether it be nickel or not, is captured, string and all. The inventor said that there was some kind of a chemical arrangement which would cause the machine to re ject everything not made of a special kind of metal. The automatic salesman is strictly honest. When its stock of crackers or peanuts is exhausted a sign is dropped down below the slot, which reads: SAVE YOUR NICKEL. This machine Is empty. One of these days, if the inventor continues to elaborate ujon this con trivance, it will be possible to put a $5 bill into one of these machines and get in return two pounds of sugar, a package of coffee, 100 clothes pins, and whatever change may be left. — New York Herald. _ BITTER MADE WHILE YOU WAIT. New Churn Turn.* It Ont From Sweet C'renm In Five Minutes. Thrifty housewives of old-fashioned notions would have turned green with envy last week if they could have seen the exhibition of butter-making which took place daily in a Dearborn street basement. Butter of a splendid flavor and appearance was made in five to seven minutes there, and, more re markable still, it was made from sweet cream. Most astonishing of all, the buttermilk left was not buttermilk at all, but sweet cream still, suitable for ordinary uses on the table, says the Chicago Tribune. This remarkable performance was made possible by a new churn, which, In reality, is not a churn at all. It is called a separator instead, since it does not work on the old "kerplunk" princi ple of a churn, but stirs around the liquid by means of a whirling set of blades. Yet it accomplishes the neces sary work of agitating the cream and filling it with air, the two essentials of butter making. The new butter-separator Is made in various sizes, according to the demands for its use. It consists essentially of a fair-sized pail, a set of revolving blades inside, and a train of gearing to turn the latter. The blades are of trn, like a small windmill or the screw of a propeller, and are mounted on a hollow shaft down which air is fed to the liquid inside the pail. A large wheel and a small one, a clever piece of flex ible revolving shaft, and a handle to turn all completes the equipment. In the exhibitions given twice dally last week with the new machine a gal lon of ordinary sweet dairyman's cream was put in ths churn and the gear turn ed by hand. In five minutes the butter was formed, and the residual cream, still sweet, allowed to drain out through j a tube in the bottom of the separator, j Then a couple of washings of clean | water were poured In and the butter thoroughly agitated again by turning the machine. In the last washing was put a little salt and coloring if desired, i so that when the butter was taken J fiom the churn at the end of seven minutes it was ready for the table and of most superior quality. Out of a gallon of cream about a pound of but ter and three quarts of residual cream were usually secured. Thus every one may be his own dairymaid in the years of progress to come. Ten minutes' work with a few quarts of cream will supply a table with the best of butter, of whose gen uineness and purity there can be no question. More than that, the process furnishes a ready check, by weight, on the quality of cream being supplied by the milkman, since Lake Michigan water, according to the inventor of the new separator, yields only traces of butter on long agitation. ■•■ Wjisli Your Lace*. It 13 a very great mistake to keep choice lace for years without washing. Many women believe that it Is ruined by soap and water, and will keep some cherished length for years and years, turning yellow with age and rotting with the dust it has accumulated till It really drops to pieces. RiKhtittK a WroiiK. Miss Wabash— Your friend who has just left us is something of a pessimist, I Imaginr. Miss Halsted— lndeed, he isn't. He's an optician, and has the cream of the West side trade.— Chicago Newa. What is CASTORIA Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Xarcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups and Castor Oil. It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Millions of Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea —the Mother's Friend. THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF APPEARS ON EVERY WRAPPER. EXPEGTIfIG A RISE WALL STREET IX A STATE OF SUS PENSE AXD HOLIDAY DULL NESS. SITUATION FAVORS BULLS. MANY IMPORTANT ELEMENTS VISI BLE WHICH POINT TO HIGHEB PRICES. HETTER PROSPECTS FOR 1888. Improvement Made DurliiK IS!>7 Will Be More Than Etiuttled Next Year. Special to the Globe. NEW YORK, Dec. 26.— 1n his weekly review of the financial situation, Henry Clews says: In its general aspects, busine.s at the stock exchange does not vary materially from the conditions existing since the lute upward turn In prices. Some prominent operators, whose buying started that recovery, seem to foavi realized their profits and are now operat ng In a transient oft and on sort of way, but no longer constitute v persistent bull element The market Is therefore dependent mainly upon its lnstrinsie Btrength backed by the moderate buying of a bullish outsidu con tingent and the expectation of the rise that usually attends the distribution of invest ment earnings at the opening of the year. The situation contains some very Important elements favoring speculation for higher prices. The satisfactory aspects of general business are well maintained. Ac.ortting to tho reports from trade circles and irom the manufacturing centers, there Is good reason for expecting that the commercial recovery of 181)7 will be more than equaled in 1898. Ad vices from the agricultural Btatea Indicate the prospect of a more active business thau has been realized for many years, and sug gest a probability of the liquidation of an important amount of farm mortgages, with the elfect of creating a demand from the mortgagees for other securities to take their place. The Iron trade, which is accepted aa the best barometer of the condition of busi ness at large, continues its remarkable In crease of activity. The be.st evidence of the ; magnitude of tho current increase in this in- ; dustry is afforded by the fact that the lake shipments of iron ore for is:« 7 amount to 12, --200,000 gross tons against VXKUOO in 1896— showing a gain during the twelve months of 2,600,000 tons, or near.y 30 per cent; and yet j there is a probability of it still larger in v - ment in IS9B. Our exports of steel rails and ' railroad equipments and also of ele trical plants are assuming very extraordinary di mensions; and there are Indications of an In crease In the homo construct! > n of railroads, to say nothing of tho undertaking of long deferred repairs and Improvements and pur- \ chases of roiling stock. Tin- continued fall I In prief-s haf, made It possible to export a va riety of articles for which we have hitherto j been unable to find a foreign outlet; and this, With other conditions, foreshadows the full maintenance of the Increase in exports <>f manufactures which has been steadily gain- Ing for the last two or three years. The value of this lies not merely in our gaining new sources of trade but equally In the re lief which Is afforded to our congested home markets, and the consequent bet'.er oppor tunity for the realization of industrial profl B. It Is not easy to overestimate the Importance of this growth in our export trade. The total foreign shipments of merchandise for the last eleven months exceed those of the same [<< - riod of 189G by JN6.000.000, and of 1895 by |242, --300,000. This gain has been largely flu., to our extraordinary shipments of brearlstuffs; but, Judging from the fact that our winter wheat acreage sown this year la cstimatpd to exceed last year's by 7 per cent, while the European acreage Is reported to be under that of 1896, there seems to be a probability that next year also we may have a large surplus of wheat for export. Thus, so far as the busi ness of next year may depend upon our export trade, the outlook for business in 1838 Is most hopeful. The operations of the railroads continue to exhibit an extraordinary Increase of earning. The gross traffic receipts of 131 roads for : November show an average Increase of 20 per cent over those of 1596. For the first elev en months of the year 124 roads show an \ Increase of $20,800,000; during the first half of the period, however, the earnings show .1 but slight increases, bo that most of the gain has been made within the last six months. Although there has recently been some con siderable irregularity in rates, the In' on net earnings 'm&s been in a higher ratio than on gross. Tor the month of October 130 roads chow a pain In net earnings ay- I erasing 8.45 per cent, and In gross of only 7 per cent. For the firpt t^n months of the \ year the net business of US roads shows an Increase of 11.12 per cent, whilst the gain In the gross "earnings was only 5.2 per er-nt. Tills Is a very satlsfar-tory exhibit and evi dences Improved management In this class of Investments. The opening of congress has had little vis ible effect upon the interests represented in Wall street. Little new in policies was ex pected and l'ttlo has appeared. The common expectation was that thf president would an nounce a strictly businrss policy; and that Is Just what he has glveD. much to the satis faction of the people at large, who, above" evprything. want a rest from disturbing polit ical agitaUcm. The general purpose of th° president's financial policy, and especially his declarations In favor of the mainteri:!.-!- •• of the gold standard, have awakened a re sponsive chord among the conservative classes at large and also helped eonfidpnee In o;ir prospects abroad. The Intense hostility of the silver e'ement in congress to this feature of 1 the message Is a measure of the estimate placed upon the sound money policy of Mr. McKlnley. fie has made himself a center around which #ie conservative sentiment of the country may safely rally; which is an im portant gain towards the procurement of some measure of currency reform. Exactly what form that action may finally take is as yet | far from certain. It Is likely to conform I entirely to tho measure presented by the secretary of the treasury; for. while his gen | eral Durp<> a<? commands considerable assent, j yet the details of his plan do not appear to i ■ strike finan^l opinion as the best that could . i be devised. The plan of the Indianapolis con- j i ventlon is waited for with mu«h interest, j j It has doiibtl'-BS been carefully deliberated : j after consultation with numerous persons | supposed to be well qualified to judge in the : subject; nM it Is likely to present the most advanced and most generally approved ldras In the Dlan to be soon submitt*»d to con i gress. Yet, after all, it is very possible that 3 the silver element In congress may prov< strong enough to defeat any notion at thi present session. In that case, the (llsrusstofl win, however, hav< educated public opinion to a point which will make money reform in evitable at a lab r stage. LONDON >l \KKKTS. Slight nine in American Railway Slinrt'M. LONDON. Pec. 26.— The stringency in th< money mark) t (lightly Increased last week. The Bank of England did a large business In bills at 3 per pent and loans at 3'«. A rls« In the hank rate is considered possible. Tha gold demand continues strong; but the pre vailing discount rates are expected to prevent withdrawal < fur the continent and the United States. On the itoch exchange business was pool and the tendency downward. Consols wir< Bold In order to obtain money, but there wa» little movement in other first-class stocks. There was much selling in Chinese anil Japa nese bonds. The latter dropped 2'*j points, while Chinese, 1896, fell 2 points; gold loan Vi point, ami silver loan '._. point. Argentine securities fell off attain '" 2 a point. Home railways w< ri lower on dividend estimates, American railway securities were steady, the only feature being a rise of \\ points In Cen tral Pacific shares. Canadian railway shares showed a relapse on the- poor traffic returns], Canadian Pacifies falling \i, point; Grand Trunk guaranteed ", point, and Orainl Trunk firsts *i point. Argentine railway securities: also declined on the disappointing traffic re turns. STRAXGE, IF TRUE. How n Brooklyn Doctor Educated a \orili Carolina Hamlet. A Brooklyn physician in making an nual tiuiitiiiß trips to the wilds of North Carolina discovered ill" dearth ef news papers among the people of t >i : » t state and the utter Ignorance of many con cerning tor-i<-s of til-- day, says thi New York Tribune. This set the doctor thinking, and it resulted In his Bavlng all newspapers and magazines when he had reached hU hem< after one of his Bhooting r ri i>s. nnd sending tivrn to the li >s1 who had entertained him while In the South. The grateful recipient of the literature, after reading it himself, distributed it among his friends, and this was kept up for ;i whole year. The nexl time thai the dm tor Journeyi d to the little North Carolina hamlel he was greatly impressed by th<- mental development of lls friends there. ll<- was surprised to find thai the i"- iple whom h>- former ly i: ikt 'i '.•. iih and who were bo grossly ignorant of the world's happenings were • fairly well posted on every thing of national Importance thai had occurred nlnce his previous visit. In fact, h« found th' mi so \\<!l posted on many subjects thai the questions they iisi<- <l him ai times were even embar rarsing. H- ha<l always considered hlrrnelf rai her n ell n ad, ai t hat. He finally alluded In ;i delicate manner to hi" hosi i" ti. . . the b( 1 1 - r in the handful of people who lived In the hamlet, ;'ii>l the latter very '■i'l bluntly t < » l <1 him t'Mt it wan the result of th<' weekly package of newspapers and magazines thai he h;id sent them from his Brooklyn home if the pri \ ious i welve moni hs. \\ ' I . • ii the doctor again departed for the North he vi • ■ <l to himself that he would ke< p up Jii.s good work, and his friends declare thai he h;is not only done bo, bul ha also Interested other people In the mental development of his North Carolina acquaintances. MAID OF HONOR'S DUTIES. Thorn Wlki Attend the Czarina >lw»t lie \l>if to Sew find Cook. Those- who thir.k thnt the life Of a lady about a court is necessarily that of a butterfly, may !>*' surprised to le;irn th;u cleverness with th>- needle Is an adjunci demanded of th>- maids '.f honor at the court of Russia, to be of us'- In • • • of emergency when In attendance on the czarina. That tht-y r:,'iv.- also to read well aloud and to stand for any length of time goes with out saying, but it would hardly b< lieved thai In order to pas:- Into thr» imp' !■; ;: ! presence Russian maids of honor have to obtain ;i diploma for cooking! Such is, however, the i In some imperial mens . the maid of honor has to compose the every-day dinner menu. And In all this training there underlies the teach ing that an empress or grand duchess of Russia Is a personage of divine vo cation. Having passed through all this ordeal, the would-be maid of honor, at the app of slxtf mi or seventt en, is pre sented to the empress, and if finding favor in th>- Imperial eyes, is appointed a demoiselle d'honneur, passing subse quently through the various grades mentioned. From this body of maid ens, too, the various grand duchi •nith th>- czarina's approval, also make their selections. MANHOOD Depends upon your nerve power, and nerve power Is electricity. 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