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HE/ fflKAn by your own standard. Make any comparisons you see fit. The Chicago Great Western Railway invites comparison of the equipment and accom modations afforded by the "Great Western To Dubuque, Chicago and the East ; tc Waterloo, Des Moines, St. Joseph, Leaven •vfcrth, Kansas City and the Southwest. Ticket Office, sth and Robert Sts. CRITIC IIF FKIiMY MR. JOHNSON, OF INDIANA, PA.YS HIS RESPECTS TO THE PRESIDENT PHILIPPINE POLICY SCORED ISveutts in the Orient. With Their Object* and ReunltM, Reviewed I>y the Man Who Attacked the Ex ecutive From the Floor of the Hoiiki'—ltodieH of Lake Harriet Victim* Xot Recovered. fiL Clit'S MINNtAP.LIS OFFICE, ** 20 WASHINGTON AV. SOUTH Advertising— Subscriptions- Tel. ~'7O« J—l. Tel. 2700 J—4 Henry U. Johnson, the congressman from Indiana who earned a national rep utation by his criticism of President Mc- Klnley'a Boston banquet speech, made during the session of the Fifty-fifth con gress, is ia Minneapolis, the guest of his sister, Mrs. J. C. Hall, 2738 Park avenue. Since adjournment of congress Mr. Johnson has lost none of his antipathy to the present administration. If possi ble he is more severe than ever in his criticism of President McKinley and of his policy. Last night Mr. Johnson ex pressed himself in a very emphatic man ner. "What we need In the White house," said Mr. Johnson, "is a man with some convictions of his own and with courage enough to stand up for them. We want a man who is more concerned in deter mining whether a thing is right than in ascertaining if it is popular. Instead of that we have an insincere and hypocriti cal politician, who has been taught to surrender any convictions of right which he may possess at any time he thinks them contrary to the prevailing senti ment. "President McKinley has demonstrated, as no other man who has occupied the White house has demonstrated, the neces sity of a. constitutional provision mak ing a president ineligible for a second term. I have never been a McKinley man. I have known the opinion held of him by his colleagues while he was in congress, and have always thought him weak and insincere, without any ele ments of statesmanship. Some peop'.e may consider it high treason to express Bueh views, but at no time have I ever hesitated to speak of the man as I thought of him. He has sought and he has obtained a large measure of public applause which ho has never deserved. While I do not expect it, I certainly hope for a revolution of sentiment. "The attempt to subjugate the Philip pin, s is part of a ph.n set on foot for th- j purpose of enriching the 'ring' com posed of President McKinley and the men who influence him in his actions. From the start thesa men have had no other idea than to hold the islands, but aggr \Tnt SIGN OFTnJB; An^^S OR. £. N.RAY 424 Wabasha St., St. Pan 1. Teeth extracted positively without pain Ko charge where other work is ordered beet teeth on Am. ruDLier, |8; uold caps or r lalty. A prolective piifcrn tee with all worn. Call and tee specimens and get estimates free. DR. E. N. RAY, 24 Wzbasha St., Cor. E. 7th their purposes have been concealed from the public. They have never laid the matter candidly before the public. They have never considered what their actions would lead to and what the consequences would be. No one has had a chance to Object to their policy. The freedom of choice JlP.g J'Cen denied and withdrawal made dinicult. "With this very object in view there has been the most impudent and dis~ honorable censorship of the press in the Philippines that hag ever been known in the history of this country. Dispatch es have been garbled and suppressed, the people have been kept in ignorance of the true state of affairs and President McKinley has bven responsible for it all. I have no doubt that he has directed that it be dene. I cannot imagine how the American people have submitted to it as patiently as they have. If there is any glory in the spilling of blood in the Phil ippines, In the building up of a great navy and army and in burdening the people with unjust taxation, then President Mc- Kinlf/ is entitled to that glory. "I believe that President McKinley at first intended that the United States should only hold a coaling station in th« Philippines and that Spain should with draw, leaving the Filipinos in full pos session of their indep?ndenee. This. I think, was the programme until the presi dent, in his weakness, gave way to the men who saw in the possession of the Philippines an opportunity to acquire great wealth —the same men who suc ceeded in securing the annexation of Ha waii. Then at President McKin'ey's command there was inserted in the treat? of peace a provision for the cessioi. o* the entire territory and the payment of $20,000,000 to Spain. What the result of this and the course afterwards followed by the administration has been is evident now to everyone. We have a war on our hands in the Philippines, which Is not only a great injustice to the natives of the islands, but to the people of this country as well. We are sacrificing every day valuable lives with no hol)e of ever receiving anything in return. t "It only needs a little moral courage to enable the administration to take the proper step. There is not a nation In the world which does not know that the United States could put an army In the Philippines which could wipe out th» insurgents there. If we should with draw—and there are many honorable means of doing so—no country coul» truthfully say that we had been defeated. As an individual can retrace his tepa it he finds he is in the wrong, so can a na tion. We started the war against Spain for the purpose of freeing Cuba; we ara doing now to the people of the Philip pines what Spain has for years done with the Cubans and also with the Phil ippines." "You h&ve a regiment on its way heme from the Philippines. These men enlisted to help Cuba to her freedom: they have been used to prevent another equally downtrodden people from securing their freedom. Their place in the Philippines is being taken by volunteer regiments with no community behind them. Pres ident McKinley is getting what he wants —the soldier who must know nothing ex cept to cbey orders and to kill, the soldier who does not hni] from any state and who cannot therefore appeal to any state." Mr. Johnson Is In Minneapolis in search of Improvement in his physical condition. Since the last session of congress he hp.s reside! In St. Louis, Mo., where he will begin the practice of law upon his return in two or three weeks. I-AKE HARRIET VICTIMS. HtxlU'N of the Man and Woman Drowned IVot Vet Recovered. From early yesterday morning until nearly 10 o'clock last night a squad of police officers dragged Lake Harriet, around the spot where a rowboat capsiz ed Thursday evening, drowning Sigurd Rudd and Ida Olson. Absolutely no trace of the bodies was found. This morning at 7 o'clock the search will be taken up again by the police, and it is proposed to use dynamite during the day to aid in i bringing the bodies to the surface. The lake at this point is said to be about ■ forty feet deep with a bottom of mud. j The subterannean inlet from Lake Cal- I houn is supposed to be somewhere near the spot where the drowning occurred, and many think the bodies may have sunk in the mud. The police believe, how ever, that the bodies would not sink to any depth, and that they can be re cox ered. Miss Olson's relatives at Ashland, "Wis., and Rudd's parents at 2912 Elliott avenue! will care for the bodies as soon as they have been recovered and passed through the coroner's hands. A.J.McLead.the boat house attendant to whose efforts the sav ing of Stein and Miss Franzeen were un questionably due, aided the police yester day in the search for the bodies. DEATH FROM LOCKJAW. Scratch on the Shoulder Fatal for a Child of Ten. Florence Gethel Gibbons, aged 10 years, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Gib bons, residing at 1016 Twenty-fourth ave nue northeast, Minneapolis, died Thurs day night at the family home of lock jaw, a disease that has been unusually prevalent and almost Invariably fatal this summer. She passed away almost I without warning, and even now it is not absolutely certain just what was pri marily responsible for her sad death The only injury to the little girl that can be recalled was received at Minne :ha ha Falls about two weeks ago. The I members of the family were there for an j outing, and in some way Florence re- I ceived a very slight scratch on her shoul ; der. The first symptoms appeared Tues : day. Mr. Gibbons was preparing to at- I tend the picnic of the Ohio association, ! at Minnetonka, when his little daughter j complained of soreness in her jaws. Even i then the scratch of a week before was ■ hardly recalled. Doctors were summoned I and Drs. Ke!sey and MacDonald, who re ! sponded, announced that she was suffer ing from lockjaw. From that time on ; her condition grew rapidly worse until ' death resulted. i SYNOD SESSION. German Lntliornnn Will Be In Mln nenpoliN a Week op Ten Day«. The German Lutheran church synod continued its work yesterday, and will be in session in Minneapolis over a week and possibly ten days. The morning ses sions throughout will be devoted to a consideration of the essential doctrines of the church and the afternoons to the general business and work of the Luther ans in America. Rev. Mr. Adi. of lowa preached last evening, and during the week many addresses from distinguished pulpit orators will be delivered. The en tire business of the convention la con | ducted in the German tongue. ENEMY TO TRUSTS. Commercial Snlcumen'ji I.enjjne to Be Organized Today. The Anti-Trust League of Commercial Salesmen will meet this evening at the Nicollet house parlors to effect a per manent organization. The organization is non-partisan in its character. There ane about 300,000 commercial salesmen in the United States. Similar clubs are be ing organized in Chicago, New York and other cities and it is expected to enroll, a hundred thousand traveling men in this movement. Over 30,000 salesmen have already lost their positions through the trusts. Funeral Director*. The annual convention of the funeral directors of Minnesota and North and South Dakota will be held in Minneapolis Sept. 5, 6 and 7. An examination of the applicants for licenses to act as embalm ers will be conducted at the university Sept. 8. The sessions of the convention will be held in the laboratory of the medical building at the university Siiuiiltcr Obdurate. When the sheriff and his deputies vis ited the Southeast flats in Minneapolis yesterday afternoon for the purpose of THE ST. PAT7I, GJLOBE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1899. evicting the squatters who have been living on those bottoms for some year£, he and his men found a bigger job on their hands than they bargained for. The sheriff and his assistants had to turn packers and movers for the time beinj;, for when they arrived upon the scene they found the settlers calmly sitting it, their rooms waiting to be moved out, and not even £o much as a box of matches packed. New Endeavor President. The Minneapolis Christian Endeavor union at a meeting held last night in Westminster church elected George 11. Theiss, of the Central Baptist Church society, president to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Robb. Several members of the St. Paul union were present and contributed to the pleasure of the occasion. Ralph Alli son, secretary of the St. Paul union, gave his impression of the good accomplished by the national convention. Gathering of Lnmbermen. The Mississippi Valley Lumberman's association will hold its semi-annual con vention in this cty next week. The meet ings will be held in convention hall on the seventh floor of the lumber exchange. The grading bureau and price list committee will make reports on what has been ac complished since the last meeting and the officers will present reports for the half year. All Turned Down. The building committee of the Minne apolis board of education met yesterday at noon to open the bids for the construc tion of the new East Side high school. The bids were found to be far above the estimates and were sent back to the con tractors together with the certified checks. First New Wheat. Chief Grain Inspector Edwin s. Reishus was in Minneapolis yesterday. He says that the first cars of the ISO!) wheat crop, which were received yester day morning, must not be taken as fail samples of the crop. They were from grain that had to be cut too soon, and the farmers were so displeased with it that they hurried it out of the way as soon as possible. MINNEAPOLIS BREVITIES. The two-story frame icehouse of the Gluek Brewing company, at Maisha:l and Twenty-second avenue northeast, was destroyed by fire, and a loss of JbvO sustained. The funeral of John Carmsie will bo held from the family residence, 341 Quincy street northeast, at S:3O o'clock this morning. A telegram was received at the West hotel yesterday afternoon from S. H. Jackson, stating that he had been caught ln ,a_. railway wrevl * between Montreal and Ottawa, sustaining a fractured an kle. MAY STRIKE FLORIDA. Hnrrk-ane Is Rapidly Approaching IViissnii. Bahama Islands. "WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The West In dian hurricane tonight is rapidly ap proaching Nassau, Bahama islands, where the barometer has fallen consid erably since morning and the wind had increased to a velocity of thirty-six miles an hour at 5:40 o'clock this afternoon. Rain had been falling all day. While there is still a possibility that the tform may curve out to sea, the officials of the weather bureau now express the opinion that it will reach the coast of Florida, and that its influence there may begin to be felt by tomorrow morning. Hurricane warnings have been sent out over the state by telegraph and telephone, and every measure taken to put th* inhab itants on their guard. The maps on file in the weather bureau show the course which has been followed by the August hurricanes for the last twenty-one years, but there appears to bo v.ery little consistency in the direc tion which they have taken. The storm is now traveling much slow er than during the earlier period of its existence, the total distance covered having been about 1,200 miles. Its cen. | ter now appears to be a little southeast of Nassau. A report received by the signal of!lc« today from Maj. Glassford, stationed at San Juan, Porto Rico, states that tha telegraph wires in the island are down and that the officers have suffered greatly frow.i the storm. Considerable money will be required to restore them to their former condition. Weather bureau officials are surprised to hear that the town of Ponce was not warned of the approach of the storm, as stated in press dispatches from that city. The capital, San Juan, is the distributing point for the islands of Porto Rico, and prompt notification of the approaching hurricane was given to the weather bu reau official there. REPLY NON-COMMITAL. Col. Brynu'N Ht-Hponsc to a Query From Chicago. CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—The following tel egraphic correspondence passed today be tween the Tribun? and W. J. Bryan: Chicago, Aug. 11.—To W. J. * Brvan Petersburg. 111.: Correspondent^ ;it Pana and Lithia Springs, li!., report you a-S saying you do not care whether you are the Democratic nominee for presiden" one year hence or not, if the precents ot the party are carried cm. Will v <-u kind ly wire the Tribune what you did stv and your exact position in this matter? —The Chicago Tsibune. Petersburg, 111., Aug. 11 —To the Tribune, Chicago: Have not seen \h* report mentioned. Whether I shall be n. candidate depends largely on the plat form The platform should fit the party and the candidate should fit the platform' —William J. Bryan. MEEKIN RELEASED. im.st Freak of the New York Base Ball Mitunnt,.. NEW YORK, Aug. U.-Jouett Meekin the famous pitcher of the New York ba*e ball nine, was released loday by Presi dent Freedman, who said it w'ould be the policy of New York to build up a nine of young players. REVOLUTIOinSTS DEFEATED. Viscarrn. Fernvinn Rebel Leader, a Fugitive. LIMA. Peru. Aug 11 (via Galvcston)- The dispatches received announce the de feat of the revolutionists at all points It is said that Viscarra, the rebel leader will nave to seek refuge in Ecuador or give himself up. DEATHS OF A DAY. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Aug ll_Dr Charles J. StiWe. former pYovofi of the University of Pennsylvania, died at a hotel m this city today of heart failure MACKINAr ISLAND, Mich.. Aug- 11- Rx-Judge William M. Searing died' h%e Thursday. He was born in HarrLsburg Pa., about seventy-six years ago He went to Chicago in 1843, and was an inti mate friend of Stephen A. Douglas* He was graduated from the Harvard' law school and was a member of the Chicago bar for a number of years. While a very young man he was appointed a fed eral judge in Oregon. The Need of Rest. We frequently hear of people succumb ing to the pressure and worriment alwav* connected with an active business career If people would allow themselves more freriuent relaxations from their work and seek rest and comfort in, for instance a ride upon the Milwaukee's Pioneer Limited, the only perfect train (running dally between the Twin Cities and Mil v/aukee and Chicago), the number* of physical breakdowns wouM be greatlv reduced. Special G. A. n. Excursion to Pliila- delihia Via Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Tickets on sale Sept. Ist to 4th inclusive, at low rates. Final return limit Sept. 20. Optional routes. Stop over privileges. Circular of information on application to W. B. Hutter, N W P A., 122 Endicott Arcade, St. Paul- J E HuU, P. A., 122 Endicott Arcade, St. Paul- F. M. Byron, G. W. A., Chicago: A. j! Smith, Q. P. A., Cfcweland. WHEAT LOSS GROWS FIRST REPORTS UNDER RATHER THAN OVERSTATED AMOUNT OF THE DAJMAGB TOTAL OF TWO MILLIONS That Many Bushels of, Wheat Now Reported to Have Been Destroyed by the Hail and Wind Storm Which Swept Over „Sections of Minnesota and North, /Dakota— The News of the Northwest. FARGO, N. D., Aug. 11.— (Special.)— Re ports from the hail stricken district re ceived today show that yesterday's es timate of tha damage was probably under rather than over the truth. It is now believed that the damage will reach 135,000 acres, although definite reports are slow in coming in. Late last evening Cass county was struck by another hail storm, coming from the southwest. The damage was comparatively slight, as the storm was mestly wind and heavy rain, the hail appearing only In spots. La- Moure and Ransom county crops are re ported damaged by the wind. Several farms in the vicinity of Mapleton were hailed out. Probably 5,000 acres were destroyed there. Fuller reports from the Minnesota side of the river indicate growing figures of loss one conservative machinery man, just in from there, states that a 50 per cent losr. on 75.000 acres is too low. Two million bushels of wheat are esti mated to have been lost in the big storm. The loss seems doubly severe from the fact that harvest was progressing nicely, and from 15 to 20 per cent of the crop was cut. The anticipated large yields were instantly wiped out just as the grain was ripe and golden. In all the storm stricken section insurance men assert that less than 5 per cent of the acreage was covered by hail insurance. SHAKOPEE, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Special.) —The grain in this section of the coun try is nearly all cut, the recent heavy rains not doinj? much damage. FELTON, Minn., Aug. 11.-+A severe rain storm, accompanied by heavy wind and hail, swept over this pa»t of Clay county, blowing crops flat and damaging them badly by hail. Some farmers are reporting a total loss of wheat and oats. FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Aug. 11.—A hail storm passed through the strip of country about four mil«f? south of here last night. Two-thirds of the grain war; cut, but that still standing w«s ruined. GOVERNOR AS A GUEST. Mr. Lind and a Party Looking Over the Itasca State Park. PARK RAPIDS, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Spe cial.)— For the first time Park Rapids and Hubbard county entertained a gov ernor last night. Gov. Lind, Attorney General Douglass and Judge Mitchell, of the supreme court, arrived last night from- St. Paul. In the evening a large number of citizens took advantage of his stay to pay their respects to Honest John Lind. This morning, accompanied by Kon. J. V. Brovver, the party took teams for Itasca state park, where they will spend several days. EXPERTS AT WHIST. St. Paul Represented at the Torarna- ment of the Northwestern League. DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Special.)— Whist players of St.Paul, Minneapolis and Superior were here today for the semi annual tournament of the Northwestern Whist league. In the team play, which took place this morning, there were two teams from Superior, two from Duluth and one from St. Anthony club, of Minne apolis. The St. Anthony team, Messrs. Sstterlee, Gray, Barnard and Jennison, defeated the East End team, of Duluth, Messrs. Culium, Lardner, Wilcox and Poteet, by the score of 13 to 7. The Central Park club, of Superior, Messrs. Grace, Wella, Abrahamson, Pearl and Smith, defeated the Superior Whist club team, Messrs. C. P. White, A. W. Tren holm, Delano, Smith and J. H. Harper, 12 to 5. This afternoon the pair contests were played. St. Paul was represented by W. S. Hay, M. L. Countryman, F. W. Stoltze and D. S. Sperry. As a result of the day's play the St. Anthony club, of Minneapolis, leads. It has won all three games played and it has a plus score of 14 against a plus 5 oy the Central Park team, of Superior. Mc- Phail and McLeran, of Duluth, lead in pairs. FATAL, RUNAWAY. Mrs. Shlpman, an Old Lady, AVIII Not Recover From Her Injuries. CHiPPKWA FALLS, Wis., Aug. 11.— (Special.)—Mrs. Ezra Shipman, an old | lady, was fatally injured and her daugh- j tor seriously hurt, in a runaway acoi- ! dent here this evening. The ladies wore ! drivin.tr to their home when a farmer's I team dashed into their buggy. Both ! •were thrown to the ground iiml sustained j injuries on the head and body. The ln- Acts gently o|t fhe Kidneys Jpv'Eß and Bowels Cleanses THE^YSTEM -..^EFFECTUALLY OVERCOMES ]^rf^^\ •i-^ vl NtualcTn^at'on **.« PERMANENTLY mmmM. Buy THE GENUINE- MAM'FD By (AUI?RNIAiTG,SYRVP(S- jured women are now In the hospital and It is not believed the mother will survive. STORM in WISCONSIN. Damage Done by the Wind, bnt No Lives Were Lost. PUENTICK, Wis., Aug. 11.-A tornado struck the edge of this village turning over sixteen box cars at the Soo line depot, blowing down. the large smoke stack at the stave mill, and tearing up sidewalk?. The storm struck a farmer's house a quarter of a mile south of here, turning it over. Nine of the occupants were seriously hurt. The storm traveled In an easterly direction. It is feared that farmers living in that direction have suf fered heavy loss. Officer Skot. MARQUETTE, Mich., Aug. 11.-Officsr Kobert Humes -s in a dying: condition, fiaving been shot about 1 o'clock this morning by one of a gang of four. Humes and another officer were on their way to the outskiFts of the city to answer a re ported burglary call. On Front street, just south of Arch, in me b.sL resident ' Firemen's Tonrnameut. MARQUETTE, Mich., Aug. 11—The big event of the Upper Peninsula firemen's tournament today was the 150-yard pro fessional foot race for $150. Ducette of Austrian, won in 14% seconds. Rain in terfered with the rest of the progranime, which will be run off tomorrow. g??* °. f the city, they met a gang who piesented pistols and ordered them 10 hold up their hands. Odette, the other officer, threw his man off and reached for nls gun. As the thug's arm descended ne let go at Humes over Odette's shoul der. The ball took effect in the left side. St. Paul Man Sunstruek. HASTINGS, Minn., Aug. 11.-(Special.) —Nicholas Sons, of St. Paul, while work ing with the threshing crew of Mahoney Bros., of Empire, suffered a sunstroke yesterday afternoon and expired before a physician could reach him. The remains were brought to this city today to be pre pared for burial, which will be in St. Boniface cemetery. He was thirty-seven years old and unmarried. He leaves a sister, Miss Mary Sons, and an uncle, Christ Peters, of St. Paul. Assessment Rained. .FARGO, N . D., Aug. 11.-The state beard of equalization has raided railroad assessments 30 per cent. That means an addition of $1,500 per mile, as the b .aid last year raisod the valuation from $3 ,50 to $5,000 per mile. The increase came as a great surprise to the roads, as they had been given t:> un3erstqn<l that the valua tion of $5,000 per mile would not be dis turbed. They will b;» lotmo'led to pay i per cent of the taxes of North Dakota. Northwest Pensions. WASHINGTON,An? 11.— Persons nave bfen granted ns follow.-: Minnesota— Philip R. Hiller, Le Sueur Center, $•}; Lewie Bruso. Mankato. $30: James Evr.r ton. Deor River. J8; John H. Palm Min neapolis,sß to $12; John B. Hussey, Kings ton, $12; minors of Frederick S hlee White Bear Lake, $16; Henrietta Paulson, New Ulm. SS. Killed on Hand Car. RTCE LAKE, Wis., Aug. 11.—A gravel train on the Omaha struck a hand-car containing seven men on the Bear creek bridge, eight miles north of here, se verely injuring Frank Ch&dima snS kill ing John Hajok. The men were going to work and did not see or hear the train until it was within a few rods of them and too close to stop their hand-car. Warrants for Alleged Gamblers. WINONA, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Special.)— warrants were issued this afternoon for the arrest of John O'Neil. Charles Coffin and Martin L,agress charging them with conducting gambling rooms. The war rants were issued at the instance of J. N. Hopkins. The men will be tried to morrow. Dakota County Fair. HASTINGS, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Special.)— The thirty-fifth annual fair of the Dakota County Agricultural society will be held at Farmington, Sept. 11, 12 and 13. Instantly Killed. WTNONA, Minn., Aug. 11.—(Special.)— James Monohan, of Springfield, 0., a hoilermaker by trade, was run down by a Milwaukee train here this morning and was instantly killed. OLD FIRST MINNESOTA. Meeting of Immediate Relatives of Civil War Veterans. A call has been issued for a meeting of the immediate relatives of the soldiers of the old First Minnesota volunteer regi ment, which won laurels in the War of the Rebel;ion, to be he!d at Camp Lineoln, Mahtomedi, White Bear lake, on Aug. 15. An effort will be made to form an organ ization, the members of which shall be the surviving soldiers of the "Old First" and their descendants. The First has a regimental organization, but the move ment started contemplates an organiza tion to which wives, sons, daughters and other relatives of the soldiers who went to the front during the Civil War in the First may be admitted. It is hoped by these who have called the meeting that every one in the state eligible to member ship will be present. Leave the train at Mahtomedi station. ANIMALS WERE CREMATED. St. I'niil Ilr»'-»vlii|*' Couipany'N Itnrn Bnrned. A large frame barn owned by the St. Paul Brewing company and located at the corner of Jefferson and "Webster streets, burned shortly before 6 o'clock last night. Three horses ar.d a cow own ed by the brewing company were caught in the burning ruins. The loss will reach $2,000. The cause of the lire is unknown. The fire was discovered by persons pas-s --lng the barn, ar.d the first to arrive found It on fire in a dozen places. A large ami unt of hay was stored in the loft and this quickly caught, spreading- the fire in every direction. Before the fire depart ment arrived the roof was ab'.aze and the inside of the structure was like a fur nace. A strong wind which prevailed at the time made it extremely difficult for the department to gain control. Burning shingles were carried for blocks and sparks set fire to the adjoining dwelling house of Mrs Kriche, at 36! Colborne street. No damage was done to the res idence as the fire deprtmont extinguished the blaze before it gained headway. The barn and its contents are a total loss. GEN. MILES WINS. Scores a Victory Over Ex-Secretary of War Alger. WASHINGTON, Aug. Secretary Root acted in a role of peacemaker, and as a result everybody at the war depart ment is pleased with everybody else. The delightfully harmonious condition of af fairs prevailing 1» department circles was bn upht about by the secretary's an nouncement that the order respecting the status of the inspector general's office would be so modified that it would be sat isfactory to everybody concerned. Now Gon. Miles is pleased, Gen. Breckinridge smiles and Adjt. Gen. Corbin is gratified. The only man who seems to be a little wear! is the secretary himself, who, for nearly two hours today, listened to a learned discussion by Gen. Miles, of the reasons why he should have control of the Inspector general's department equal ly with the secretary of war, and why he should receive reports from the artil lery and cavalry schools, as heretofore.- Upon the conclusion of this conference the secretary listened very carefully to Gen. Breckinridge, who is satisfied to re main under the control of Gen. Miles, and to Gen. Corbin, and the order as Is sued will differ but little from that under which the inspector general's department has been conducted in the past. Thus Gen. Miles has secured a victory over former Secetfrv Aleer. p**<l g(.pr«ti-<' Root has temporarily, at least, restored harmony. Bears the *» hfi ou 3V9 Always Boiigflt WOMEN WHO FAIiW A MODERN APPLICATION OP THE FAMOUS EPIGRAM, "FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMAN." It is a curious fact that the wcrd faint is derived from a French word meaning to pretend. The word feint, meaning a deceptive movement, as by the boxer or swordsman, has the same derivation. So that originally a woman who fell for ward in unconsciousness was merely one who feigned illness. But there is no feigning in that sudden failure of the vi tal power which blanches the cheek, closes the eyes, seems to stop the breath and sends the woman an inert mass upon the counter at which she is shop ping. Fainting is very real for the suflerer who cannot go to ball or theater without this liability to sudden uncon sciousness, menacing her enjoyment and safety. Why do women faint? Women them selves would in this advanced age of progress be the first to deny the charge of physical frailty. They run and row, they swim and ride, they golf and shoot side by side with men. And yet they faint. You rarely hear of a mans faint ing. Such a thing is so uncommon as ///i'\\\ " I sm iv^v ■-""——*"* to partake of the nature of a phenom enon. Why don't men faint? Why can a weak-framed, undersized man go through life without fainting, when a splendid woman, a Diana for beauty and courage, must know the humiliation of this sudden lapse of consciousness? There is A SCARLET CLUE to follow which wtll bring us safely out from the labyrinth of discussion. There are certain times when a woman is more Hnble to faint than she Is at other times. And those times ■will be found to be the times when the womanly nature and functions are most dominant. The con clusion is irresistible. As a general prop osition a woman faints because the deli cate organs by which she is differentiated from brother or husband are aftecled by disease. Woman is creation's master piece, the last and fairest work of the Creator. To her are given Joys und sor row which no man may know and no man can share. To her also is given a capaci ty for suffering beyond the knowledge of men. The great question is; To what ex tent is this suffering necessary? Has woman been made 30 finely only that she may know the refinement of suf fering? The very thought is an outrage on Nature. The "new woman" will know nothing of the suffering of the w»man of the past. She will "run and not be weary." She will "walk and noi faint." Let her put away at once and forever the thought that she is under Nature's particular ban and must suffer because she is a woman. Let her relegate that superstition to the limbo where all the old superstitions that left her a slave have long been relegated. T.et her believe that there is a way to sound physical health which those that seek will surely find. THE RIGHT WAY to escape the physical bondage of weak ness Is to follow the guidance of other women who have found a way of escapa from the sufferings so long esteemed in separable from the feminine natuie. "For seven years I was confined to btd most of the time," writes Mrs. M. P. Davis, of Honaker, Russell county, Va. "I had four doctors, and they said I could not be cured. I had ulceration of womb and female weakness so I could not stand on my feet but a short time; ha-.i bearing down sensation, pain in the small of my back. My stomach and bowels, also legs and feet, would swell, ar.d everything I ate hurt me. I could not sleep well, was so short of breath I could not lie down at night; had soreness and tenderness over womb, troubled with palpitation of heart, and suffered with headache all the time, I would get blind ar.d have fainting spells, had dark rings around my eyes and my eyes seemed bloodshot; suffered from painful men struation; could not lie on my left side. I would have numb spells, pains around my heart every morning, my lungs hurt m^ a great deal, and my shoulders, too. I would spit up blood at times, memory was poor, hearing was bad, hands and feet were cold all the time, and I had chills and night-sweats. Arter the doctors said I could not be cured I got hold of one of Dr. Pierce's Memorandum Books and read about how he had cured so many patients afflicted like I was, so I thought his medicine might help me. I wrote to Dr. Pierce for advice, and he sent me a very encouraging letter in re ply, advising me to take his 'Favorite Prescription' and 'Golden Medical Dis covery' and his 'Pleasant Pellets.' I got two bottles and used these and felt much better. I sent and got six bottles more. After I had used four bottles I broke out all over in sores. I then quit taking the medk-ine and wrote to Dr. Pierce, and he advised me to still keep on taking his medicine. I did so, and soon found it to be a great medicine. I can now work all day and not feel tired at night. I can sleep all night and can eat anything I want at any time. I can walk and go anywhere I please. I feel better than I ever did. Can do all kinds of work in the house and outdoors, too. I am sorry I did not take Dr. Pierce's medicine when I first began to have poor health. I could have saved what I paid to humbugs. My friends say that I do not look like the same woman. When I commenced your medicine I only weighed one hundred pounds. Now T weigh one hundred and forty. I take gr-»t pleasure in recom mending your remwlles to suffering wom en. I thank you a thousand times for your good medicine and your kind advice. I vi«ed four bottles of the 'Golden Med ical Discovery,' four of 'Favorite Pre scription' and two rials of your 'Pleasant Pellets.' " The cure of Mrs. Davis offers a fair example of what Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has done and Is doing to make weak women strong. This is not an exceptional case. It is not a solitary case In more than thirty years of prac tice Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief consulting physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Sur gical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y., has treat ed and cured more than half a million women. Many of these had experienced years of suffering. They had spent large sums of money seeking a cure in vain. Doctors gave them up. Tet Dr. Pierce's 3 treatment cured them; made them happy wives and joyful mothers. "IT SEEMS TOO WONDERFUL," some women write. It is wonderful that such results should come to tha woman who had given up all hope. But from a medical point of view it is not such a wonderful thing that a medicine perfected In years of experi ence should do the one thing it was made to do. It seems wonderful when the musician sits down at the piano and brings forth harmonies undreamed of. It is practice which brings the per fection. Hundreds of people can play the piano, but only one here and there is a master of the Instrument, and that one person has given his life to the mastery of the piano. It's tha same with the cures wrought by Dr. Pierce and his great remedy for women, "Favorite Prescription." There are hundreds who can prescribe for women's ailments. But only one man here and there can prescribe with certain-ty, and that one man has made the cure of woman's disease a life-long study. Dr. Pierce is such a man. He has made a life study of the diseases peculiar to women, and he treats those diseases with a positive knowledge and cer tainty which bring success in almost every case. Ninety-eight per cent of all the women who have been treated by Dr. Pierce have been completely cured. Women who are suffering from weak ening drains, irregularity, inflamma tion, ulceration, bearing-down pains or headache, backache, nervousness or o"ther consequences of a deranged con dition of the delicate womanly organs, should begin at once the use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription In the confident expectation of a complete cure. Sick women are invited to consult Dr. Pierce by letter, absolutely without charge or fee, and thus avoid the un pleasant examinations, indelicate ques tions and offensive local treatm.nls so obnoxious to womanly modesty. All letters are held as strictly private and sacredly confidential, and all answers are sent in plain, private envelopes, bear ing no advertising or other printing up on them. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce Buffalo, N. Y. There Is no similar offer of free medi cal advice which has behind it an insti tution of national celeb ity like the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute of Buffalo, N. Y., where Dr. Pierce and his associate staff of nearly a score ot specialists are engaged every day in the year in the treatment and cu-e of disease. There is no similar offer hav ing behind it the ability gained by Dr. Pierce in over thirty years of the suc cessful treatment of the diseases pecu liar to women. There is no alcohol in "Favorite P e seription," neither does it contain any opium, cocaine or other narcotic. It is In the truest and fullest sense, A TEMPERANCE MEDIC TNE. In view of the fact that there have been recently published f a ] S e formulas of our remedies, in which alcohol and opium are named among the ingre dients, WE OFFER $1,000.00 for each and every bottle of D.\ Pierce's Favorite Prescription and "Golden Med ical Discovery" which on analysis shall show the presence of alcohol, opium, cocaine or any other narcotic. A GIFT FOR WOMEN. We offer free to every woman Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Ad viser on receipt of stamps to defray cost of mailing only. This great work on hygiene, medicine and biology is more comprehensive than any other work dealing with these vital subjects. The book contains 1,008 large pages and over 700 illustrations, and Is s nt bound In cloth or paper, as desired. Send 21 one-cent stamps for the paper-bound book, or 31 stamps ft<r the cloth. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. BUKNED BY POWDER. Thoußhtle»fi Act of an Illinois Kftrmer'H Wife. CHANDLKRVILLE, 111., Aug. 11.—Mrs Richard Coulton, wife of a farmer re siding near here, today swept up two pounds of giant powder which had fallen from a shelf, and, putting it into a paper bag, threw It Into a fire In the yard. Her 10-year-old son, who was standing by, was fatally fcurned, and Mrs. Coulton is in a critical condition. Hawaiian^ Like Chlckcnn. TRENTON Mo., Aug. 11.-Two hun dred thousand live chickens will be ship ped from this country to the Hawaiian Islands as fast as they can be bought up. The first car of 500 has been shin-, ped and others will soon follow Amer ican poultry brings a high price in Hon olulu. Insurance Men Elect Officer*. ; BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. -The Na tional Association of Local Fire Insur ance Agents elected the following officers today: C. H. Woodworth, of Buffalo president (re-elected); George N Mark ham, of St. Louis, and F. H. Wagner of Minneapolis, vice presidents; Frank F Holmes, of Chicago, secretary and treas urer. Kronmiin Is Held. NEW YORK, Aug. 12.-The inquest in the case of Mrs. Annie Kronman, who was murdered in her home last Monday was adjourned today until Aug. 22 to give the police time to investigate. The bail of Nathan Kronman, the husband, who is accused of the murder, was fixed at $10,000. Yellow Fever Under Control. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 11.—The yellow fever is under control and all of the patients in the hospital at the sol diers' home are convalescent. Georgia \>gro Lynched. CLEM, Ga., Aug. 11.—Will McClure, a negro was lynched this afternoon for at tempted assault on Mrs. George Moore, wife of a farmer of Carroll county. Cotton Duck Trust. CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—Plans for the or ganization of a combination to control the manufacture of cotton duck goods are practically consummated. Jennie Worrell Dvud. NEW YORK, Aug. 11.—Jennie Worrell, the actress, whj was found Tuesday nearly burned to death at Coney Island, died today in the King's county hospital.