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M. II. MOICIAHTY, rublUhcr. CKYSTAL FALLS. : MICHIGAN. Tlie News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. CONGRESSIONAL. rrocrrdlnsr of 1h Special Session. There wai no seeslon of the senate on tho 3d. ...In the house the only business transacted vu the adoption of the ser. ato resolution providing for chartering a vessel to curry donations of food to the famine sufferers of India. Incidentally. .Mr. McMtllln (dem., Tenn.) sujrfrested an amendment condemning Enfiland's nation al policy. Mr. Corliss (Mich.) Introduced a Joint resolution to revoke all the order extending tho ari'licatlon of tho civil ser vice Jaw which were made y I'resldent Cleveland during his last administration. JVdJourned to the 7th. Tho senate on the 5th ty unanimous vote adopted a resolution reciting the reports that Gen. Itlvera, the Cuban commander, is atout to be tried by drum-head court martial and shot, and declaring that, If these reports are true, tho rresldont of the United States should protest to the Spanish Government airalnst such a violation of the rules of civilized warfure. Tho bank ruptcy bill was further dlcisd. The nomination of Alfred 10. Uuck, to be minis ter to Japan, waa recvlved from the presi dent The house was not In session. Thesundryclvll and tho Indian appropria tion bills were reported to the senate on tho Cth and the nomination of Theodore Itoose velt, of New Tork. to be assistant secretary f tho navy, was received from the president.,- The resolution of Senator Morgan (Ala.) declaring that a state of war exists In Cuba, and recognizing loth parties as tulllgOrents, was discussed, and the bank ruptcy bill was further considered. ...Tho house was not In session. f ' DOMESTIC. The government reeeipts from cus tom during March amounted to $22, f23,856, npainst $13,314,215 for March, , The receipts from Internal rev enue 'increased alout $375,000 over March of last year. It Is announced that Associnte Justiea Stephen J. Field, of the United States supremo court, proposes to retire froan the bench July 1. ' Francisco 11 on zela, Antonio (lonzclns Raurlano Alarid and 1'atrfclo Vnlencin, who murdered ex-Sheriff Frank Chavez on May 20, 1892. were hanged together on one scaffold at Santa Fe, N. M. Christian Hehultz, n. lookleeiior for tm Kuh, Nathan & Fi.sn.licr company in Chicago, vas fusvaulted and robln-d of $3,500 belonging1 to the conKrration by Fdwwd Vilon, another employe of the company, who made his escape. The illanc brothers were executed at Lafayette, La., for murdering Simon Begnaud. a merchant at Scott, La., nltout a yenr ngo. Lyman Cutting and wife, while driv ing over a railroad crossing In Shirley, Mass., were Instantly killed by a train. The monthly statement Issued by the treasury department gives the money circulation jmt capita as $23.01. based on an estimated population of 72.547.000. MaJ. Gen. Thomas H. linger, com manding the department of the east of the United States army, with headquarters- In New York, has leen retired, and Is succeeded by Maj. (Jen. Wesley Merritt. The exchanges nt the loading clearing bouses In tho United States during the week ended on the 2d aggregated $905, 986,042, ngninst$SS7,300,9M the previous week. The decrease compared with the corresponding week of 190 was 5.2. Seeretnry Sherman has protested against the execution of den. Iluis Iti nera, the Cubnn leader In IMnardel Ilio who was recently captured hy the Span ish forces. Maj. Charles L. Dick, of Akron, O., iinit bet-n selected tin secret. uy of ili national republican committer. Five men near Indian Uny, Ark., were drowned while fleeing from the rising waters in White river, and Ave more persons lost their lives In the flood near Madrid, Mo. In Greenville, Miss., the streets were navigable only by boat, and plantations never before un der water were submerged. There were 4,042 business failures In the United States reported during the jnst quarter, compared with 4,512 in the llrst quarter of 1896. a falling off of about 11 per cent. The total liabilities amounted to $'.2,5 13,000, a falling off of 10 per cent, from the corresponding total last year. A cyclone passed over the southern portion of Cleveland county. Ark., de stroying 15 residences and wounding ten persons. William Shirley was killed. The steamer J. F. C. Griggs sank In the Chattahoochee river near Columbia, Ala., and five persons were lost. The Maple I-eaf hotel was burned at Richmond, Mo., and James Kernan and Frank Anderson perished In the flames. An ordinance prohibiting buildings In St. Louis of greater altitude than 150 feet was passed by the city coun cil. The petition of Joseph It. Dunlop, publisher of the Chicago Dispatch, for executive clemency has been denied by the president. Dunlop Is under sentence for sending obscene literature through the malls. At Jamestown. X. Y., Millard Spencer fatally wounded his stepdaughter nnd Miss Helen Van Syckle, of Union. Pa., who was visiting her, set fire to h!s barn, burning 13 head of stock, and cut hi throat. At Norwalk. Wis.. William Westphal fatally shot Mrs. Carrie Deltsch. wife of William Deitsrh, nnd then shot him self )end. 11 was Insane. A sailing skiff eapnlzcd in the Niagara river near Niagara Falls, N. Y.. nnd Thomas Powd, nged 23, and l'dward Howling, 39 years old. were drowned. F.dward Graham nnd iVinirl Shirley, miners, were caught by nn avalanche near Taconn. Wash., nnd killed. ' Dr. J. IT. Walton, a well-known phy sician of Dubuque, la., committed sui cide In Lincoln park, Chicago, while temporarily Insane. The IMehnrdson building In Chnttn rooga. Ten n., was destroyed by fire nnd Loyd V. lng and S. M. I'atton perished In the flames. The property losa Is $100,-000. Gov. Soofleld, of Wisconsin, vetoed the anti-trust bill on the grounds that It was harsh and unreasonable, A terrific windstorm struck the towns of Knos, Hagaman, L'Idred and Colum biana, in Illinois, wrecking many build Ings. Douglass Ileece after 33 hours of hyi notie sleep in a coflin in Chilf.cothe, )., buried live feet below the sod, was resur leeted and said he felt as well as ever. Miss I'hocbe Couzlns has renounced woman suffrage and repudiated its lead ers. A fire in the George G.Otte company's carpet store in Cincinnati destroyed the entire stock, valued at $300,000. Forest tires were doing immense dam age in the l'oconoond IJlue Ilidge moun tains in Pennsylvania. A freight train went through a span of a railway bridge at Wood's Hun, Pa., and Fireman William Ilaggerty was killed Instantly and Fngiueer William Graham was fatally injured. The visib'o supply of groin in the United Slates on the 5th was: Wheat, 38,012,000 bushels; corn, 25,318,000 Imsh els; oats, 13.016,000 but h els; rye, 3,002, 0C0 bushels; barley, 2,812,000 bushels. The Globe uavlngs bank In Chicago clow-d Its doors with liabilities of $040, C00 and ansrt& estimated at $050,000. George Hackney, aged 71, and his wife, aged 70, of Chicago, celebrated their golden wedding in Topekn, Kan., by taking a spin on their bicycles. Joseph Webb, John Murphy and John Haningati were killed by gas in a brew cry at Montreal. The sweetheart of .7. A. Jenkins, a young merchant ntSavunnah, Mo., died, and soon after Jenkins shot himself through the heart. J. II. Aldrich, for years cashier and paymaster of the Kansas City, Fort Scott A. Memphis railroad, was arrested In Kansas City, Mo., and confessed that he was short $27,000 in his accounts. Capt. Kan P. Newell, for years the head of the Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution, has retired from the management of the paper. President McKlnley has received from the governors of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi telegrams all emphasiz ing the need of help in relieving the flood sufferers. The fire loss of the United States and Canada for March shows a total of $10, 502,950, ogainst $14,839,000 in March, 1890. Four weeks havo elapsed since the terrible, railway wreck near Hay.elto-n, Iud., In which five lives were lost, and not one of the bodies has lcen recovered. Secretary Gage has taken i teps for a more vigorous enforcement of the im migration laws against tho admission into this country of alien women of Im moral character. In the United State and Canada the Are losses for the first three months of 1897 were $31,229,400, against $33, 009,700 during the same time In 1890. James H. Hrewster it Co., manufac turers of carriages in New York, as signed with heavy liabilities. Henry Struive and two sons were drowned near Frankfort, S. I)., in a flood. In North Dakota a rise in the rivers near Fargo was doing immense damage. Advices from the flooded sections In the south state that from Marion, Ark., north of Memphis, to Greenville, Miss., 50 towns nnd villages are underwater, and n territory extending from 100 miles north of Memphis to 200 miles south, nnd five to forty miles wide, is submerged and devastated by the flood, and 50,000 persons are destitute. The Florida legislature convened at Tallahasseee. It Is estimated that there; will Ik 1,000,000 visitors In New York city on the 27th ln;t., when Gen. Grant's tomb is dedicated. Tho first government crop rejsirt of theyear shows) that in inotof the states too much rain hn hindered farm work and the season U rejortcd late. The outlook, however, is very encouraging. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. George Steck, the foundcrof the piano house bearing his name, died at his home in New York, aged 08 years. President nnd Mrs. McKlnley ure to summer at Lake Sunnpec, near New port, N. 11., as the guests of Col. John Hay. In the Michigan stite election Charles D. long (rep.) was reelected justice of the supreme court nnd Charles D. Law ton and William J. Cocker (reps.) were elected regents of the university by about 20,000 majority. In Detroit W. C. Maybury (dem.) was elected mayor. Mrs. Katherine Fay Kwing, founder of the first children's home In America, died In Marietta, ()., aged 77 years. Samuel C. Griggs, one of Chicago's pioneer publishers, died at the age of 75 years. Gustav Tafel, the democratic candl-. date, was elected mayor of Cincinnati by a plurality of 7,320. Carter H. Harrison (dem.) wns elect ed mayor of Chicago by a plurality ap proximating 75,000. lleturns from the town elections In Wisconsin Indicate democratic gains. Judge Marshall (rep.) was elected with out opposition to succeed himself ns Justice of the supreme court for the full term beginning Jnnunry 1, 1898. The republicans of St. Iiuis elected Henry Ziegnheim mayor by a majority Of 211,000. Tn the IJllnols tow nshlp elections the republicans were generally successful. The women of Kanaas were an Im portant factor In the municipal elec tion, nnd In four of the six first-class cltlee of the state the republicans were victorious. Later returns from the Michigan elec tion shows that Charles D. Long (rep.), for Justice of the supreme court, will liuve a plurality approximating 50,000. FOREIGN. Johannes Hrahms, the musical com poser, died In Vienna. Austria, aged 04 jears. It was said nt Constantinople tnat a blockade of Greece by the warships of the powers v-ould hasten a conflict between the Turks nnd the Greeks on tho frontier of Thessaly. The fifty-fourth annual boat race be tween crews representing the universi ties of Oxford and Cambridge w as won at Tutney by the Oxfords. A dispatch 6ays that the powers have ordered the admirals of the Interna tional fleet to begin a pacific blockade of Athens.. Advices from Athens ray that In the event of the power attempting to drive Mm out of Crete, Col. Vdrsos will retire to the mountains near Sphakia, where, with the aid of the insurgents, ho will resist to the last the attacks of the for eign troops. Twenty perrons were-kllled and many others were injured by nn explosion in a fireworks factory nt Lisbon, Portugal. The sultan of Zanzibar has issued a decree abolishing slavery. Advices from Madrid say that the Spanish government has ordered a vig orous campaign to be pushed until the rebellion is crushed in Cuba. At the anniversary in Athens of tho declaration of 1821 of the independence of Greece from Turkish rule patriotic speeches were made and warlike senti ments were loudly applauded. LATER. The Arkansas legislature will con vene in extra session on the 20th Inst. llather than leave a home because of poverty which had been theirs for over 17 years William H. Gage nnd his wife, Marin, loth over 70 years old, commit ted suicide in Chicago by taking poison. The king of Siam left Hangkok on his Udt to Fju rope and the United States. At the state election in Ilhode Island Elisha Dyer, of Providence, was elected governor by the republicans by a plu ral Hy of 14,000. Secretary Sherman stated that he had r.rsumnccs that (Jen. Ilivern, the CuUm insurgent leader, would not be exe cuted, but would be treated ns a pris oner of war. A dispatch from Mackinaw City, Mich., says the straits of Mackinaw are entire ly free from ice. Gen. Julio Sanguilly mid Col. Fran cisea Lnehusa were arrested nt Jackson ville, Fin., on a charge of aiding and abetting a filibustering exiedition to Cuba. An uprising in the island of Porto Kieo against the Spanish government is announced. The losses by the K. S. Dean com pany's failure In New York will reach $1,000,000, and they fall heaviest on diy lalorers, farmers, teachers nnd women in every class of life throughout the country. The state prohibition convention nt Columbus, O., nominated J. C. Hollidny, of Muskingum, for governor. The chief feature of the platform Is the indorse ment of woman suffrage. Fred Isenhnrt, aged 87, a wealthy farmer of Iloyalton township, and Miss Katie KnufT, aged 17, were married In Mies, Mich. On her trial trip at Itoston the battle nhip Iowa proved herself the fastest In the navy, averaging 17 knots an hour, and winning for her builders, Messrs. William Cramp &. Son, of Philadelphia, a premium of $200,000. The rending of the president' mes sage in the United States senate on the 7th urging congressional relief for the devastated regions of the Mississippi river was followed by the wis sage of a joint revolution appropriating $200,000 to be Immediately available for the flood sufferers. Senntor Morgan spoke fur ther In support of the resolution declar ing that a Mate, of war exists in Cuba, nnd recognizing lx)th parties ns bel ligerents. In the house a joint resolu tion vns adopted appropriating $200,000 for the relief of the flood sufferers of the Mississippi valley. MINOR NEWS ITEMS. William Waldorf Astor owns 4,000 houses in New York city, and has an income of more than $0,000,000 a year. Mrs. Sarah J. Drown, who died in Hloomsburg, Pa., recently, left all her fortune of $00,000 to Methodist institu tions. A trnin of American ears has been put on the Southeastern railroad on the line between London and Hastings, En gland. The White Star line steamer Civic left Liverpool with 11,500 tons of mer chandise, the largest cargo by 3,000 odd tons that has ever been shipped from the other side to New York. Ilev. Mr. Hackus, of Worth county. Mo., believes firmly that the earth Is flat, and he challenges the scientists of the world to prove him wrong. The distinction of being the first fourth-class postma.stcr npjointed by this administration has fallen on John P. Kelly, of White Cloud, Doniphan county, Kan. llailroad 'men In Chicago complain that business was never ns dull as it is at present, and they ascribe the lack of trallie partly to the decision of the supreme court against pools. Maj. Charles II. Miller, who partici pated in 03 battles in the war of the relxdlion, died in Allegheny, Pa., from injuries received by being knocked down by a bicyclist a few days before. The secretary of the bureau of labor for Pennsylvania reports that more than 100,000 persons arc now em ployed In gainful nvocations In that state in excess of those at work a year ago. A man found guilty of fishing In Florida between sundown on Saturday nnd sunrise on Monday Is now punished by a fine not exceeding $200 nnd con fiscation of all his fishing tackle and iwats. William Hloorn, under arrest In Cleve land, ()., on the charge of arson, has marte a sensntionnl confession to the fire wardens. He declared with eon sidernble pride that he had been set ting fire to buildings In various cities for five years. The Cnrnegie Steel company In Pitts burgh has captured the contract for the first steel fireproof building to be elected in the orient. Tnmasukl Zo koknwa. a Japanese architect and en gineer, prepared the plans for the build ing, which is to be erected for Matsul fc Co. in Tokio. TO THE RESCUE. CongToas Votoa Aid to tho Flood Stricken Districts. In Itepone to thm Spcslal Mesaair of I'resllent McKlnley, tl Sam of 9200,000 la Promptly Appropri ated hy Senate mn House. Washington, April 8. fThe president Wednesday sent the following message to the senate nnd house of representa tives: "Information which has recently come to me from the governors of Arkansas, Mis sissippi and Louisiana and from prominent citizens of these states and Tennessee war rants the conclusion that widespread dls trers. involvlriK the destruction of a lare amount of property and loss of human life, has resulted from the floods which have been tibmergtiiK that section of the country. These are stated, on reliable authority, to be the most destructive floods that have ever devastated the Mis sissippi valley, the water being much high er than the hltchest stage It has reached before. From Marlon. Ark., north of Mem phis, to Greenville, Miss., a distance of more than 2LH miles by river. It is reported there are now at least W towns and vil lages under water; and a territory ex tending from 100 miles north of Memphis to 200 miles south, and from 6 to 4(J miles wide, Is submerged. Hundreds of thou sands of acres of cultivated soil, with growing crops, are Included In the sub merged territory. In this section alone there are from 60,000 to 80,000 peoplo whose property has been destroyed and whoso business has been suspended. Crowing crops have been ruined, thousands of cat tle have been drowned nnd the Inhabitants of certain areas threatened with fftarva lion. As a greut majority of the sufferers are small farmers, they have thus been left entirely destitute and will be unpre pared for work even after the floods hae subsided. "The entire Mississippi valley In Arkan sas Is flooded and communication with many points cut off. In Mississippi a like condition exists. The levees in Ixiulsluna, with a single exception, have held; but the water Is rising and the situation there li reported as being extremely critical. "Under such circumstances tho citizens of these states look for the cooperation and support of the national government In relieving the pressing cases of destitution for food, clothing nnd shelter which nre beyond the reach of local efforts. The authorities who have communicated with the executive recognize that their first and most energetic duty Is to provide as far as possible the means nf caring for their own citizens; but nearly all of thorn agree in the opinion that after their re sources have been exhausted a sum ag gregating at least $150,000, and possibly J.fO.iXK), will be required for Immediate use. "1'recedents are not wanting that In such emergencies as this congress has taken prompt, generous and intelligent action, involving the expenditure of considerable sums of money, with satisfactory results. In 1S74 J.VJ0.0OO was appropriated, and In UK2 i&O.ooo was also appropriated for re lief In the same direction, besides large sums In other years. "The citizens' relief committee of Mem phis, which has taken prompt action, has already cured for from 6,000 to 7,000 refu gees from tho flooded districts, and they are still arriving In that city In large num bers dally. Supplies and provisions have been sent to the various points In Arkan sas nnd Mississippi by this committee, but the moat that can be done by theso ef forts U to partly relieve the most acute cases of suffering. No action has yet been taken for the great majority of he In habitants living in the Interior whose con dition has already been described. "Under these conditions, and having ex erted themselves to the fullest extent, tht local authorities have reluctantly confessed their Inability to further cope with this distressing situation unaided by relief from the government. "It has therefore seemed to me that the representatives of the people should be promptly Informed of the nature and extent of the suffering and needs of thete stricken people and I have communicated these facts In the hope and belief that the legislative branch of the government will promptly reenforce the work of the local authorities in tho states named. "WILLIAM M'KINLKY. "Executive Mansion, April 7, 1M7." Washington, April 8. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, oilered a joint resolution in the senate Wednesday appropriat ing $150,000 for supplies to the Missis sippi river sufferers, and it was passed nt oiue. hi the house Mr. Catchings, of Mis slssippi, otfered a resolution appropri ating $200,000 for the relief of the Mis sissippi t'.ood sufferers. This was proinptlj' passed. This would have left an awkward sit uation, but the senate yielded prece dence to the house nnd recalled Its res olution, nnd then promptly passed the house resolution, which .was ot once transmitted to the president. Washington, April 8. The president signed the resolution for the relief of the flood sutTercrs nt 1:53 p. m. He au thorized the secretary of the navy to secure a ship for the transportation of grain to the famine sufferers in India. Soon afterward the presidential party drove to the wharf nnd embnrked on the Dolphin for n few days' outing. The party comprised the president and Mrs. McKlnley. Mrs. Saxton, Dr. Hates, the naval surgeon, and Secretary Porter and wife. REPUBLICANS WIN. Stnte Election In Itlioile lalnml tioea Their Wny. Providence, 11. I., Apt il 8. The state election Wednesday was the dullest 011 record. The republicans were abso lutely sure of a walk-over, and had there been the usual response on the part of the electors r.lihn Dyer's vote i.ould havo been one of the largest ever given a gubernatorial candidate. As It was, he has tho largest proportionate plurality ever received for a candidate for governor in IMiode Island, estimated at 14.000. The republicans have gener ally elected their candidates to the as sembly. The license vote In the state was generally In favor of granting li censes. In this city Col. It. II. Stod dard, who headed the reform ticket, wns elected by 1.000, while the major ity of the republican candidates fo the aembly were also elected. Spain, according to the war office statistics, had sent, up to the end of lfcOG, 108,047 men and 40 generals to Cuba. The deaths in the field and from yellow fever ami other diseases were four generals and 22.7.11 men and offi cers. No account Is given of the men Kent home invalided, but at least 22,000 have returned, many of whom have since died. Under forced dra tight the newHrltlsh flrst-cla.s battle ship Jupiter made nn average of 18.4 knots In her four-hour trial, nearly a knot more than the con traot speed. TELLS OF HI3 CRIME. Draper Confesses to the Slsirder ot llaatluita at Jacksonville, III. Jacksonville, 111.. April 8.At last the mystery of the murder of Charles L. Huntings has Wen cleared away. C. L. Draper, in jail for the crime, has made a confession, explaining every detail of the affair. Draper's statement cre ated the greatest excitement here, where interest in the death of Hastings has been Intense. Hastings was an ab stract clerk in the office of Judge K. 1. Klrby. On the morning of April 1 his body was found In the office, terribly mutilated and bearing many ghastly wounds, evidently Inflicted with a pockctknlfe. Draper, who, It wa claimed, w as an enemy of Hastings, waa arrested on suspicion. Hlood was found on his clothing, and, although he stout ly maintained his innocence, circum stances seemed to Implicate him In the affair. It was known that Drajierand Hastings were not on friendly terms, and it was also known that Hastings suspected Draper of entering Kirby'a office at night and mutilating tlie ab stract books, and it wns believed that Hastings' frequent visits to the office out of working hours w as to detect the offender. The whole mystery was solved Wednesday afternoon, however. While the coroner's jury was having another session Kev. A. H. Morey entered the room with a written confession from Draper. This confession stated that on the night of the murder Draperentered Kirby'a office, opened the vault, being in possession of the combination, and took out a book. Hearing n noise he ex tinguished his light, and undertook to escape. He fore he could do so, Hast ings entered, struck a match nnd dis covering him rushed upon and seized him, calling htm by nnme. Draper con tinues his storj' ns follows: "I had on my overcoat at the time he seized hold of me. In the struggle I was throwndownwithhlmuponme. Whllel was In this position, I took the knife (which Is now In the possession of the coroner) and began to use It as best I could to free my self from him. The struggle was alto gether In the dark, and I could not tell where or how the knife took effect. To the best of my knowledge tho struggle lasted IS or 20 mlnutea. After the struggle I re placed the book In the vault, locked It, and left the room by the front door with my overcoat still on. After reaching the street I Immediately started out to my own olHce, and entered the some, and while washing my face, Alfred Morrison came to the door and said he had seen blood on my face, and wanted to know If he could do anything for me: I am not able now to recall my ex act answer. I remained In my olllce for some time how long I cannot state. While there I discovered some blood on my over coat. When I left the olllce I started for my home, across the street, taking a round about way." Draper then details the circumstance! of his entering his home quietly, with out disturbing the sleeping members of his family. After trying to sleep all night he arose at S:.'10 a. m., put on fresh clothing and burned that which he had worn the night before, and upon which he found blood stains. He ad mits he had no right in Kirby'a office, and says that but for his knowledge of his wrongful intentions in doing o, he would have told the truth of tho murder nt once. After leaving Judge Kirby'a employ and beginning business for himself, it was necessary in order to be able to projerly prepare abstracts that lie should have access to Kirby'a books. He had kept a kej to the door when he left, and in an evil hour decided to see if the combination on the vault door had been changed nnd found it had nob. The combination wns ns it was left and he went there night after night to take ofT the abstracts of titles he was called on to prepare. WAGES OF SIN. .Meted Out to 11 Yotmtr t'hlckcn Thief In t levolninl. Cleveland, O., April 8. C. C. Morgan heard the burglar u hi rut attached to his henhouse ring late Tuesday night and getting his revolver, investigated. In the henhouse he found the thief, who knocked him down nnd began kicking him. Morgan fire I four bullets at hi antagonist, who therciion broke away ami disappeared In the darkness. At daylight t lie thief's body was found in a ravine near by with three bullet holes in it. It was Identified as that of Charles Nelson, a young carpenter liv ing on Hroadway. Ohio I'rolilltlllonlata. Columbus, ()., April 8. The chief fea ture of the platform adopted by the state prohibition convention was the Indorsement of woman sulTrage. This is in the nature of an olive branch to the nationals nnd is a slight departure from thi Pittsburgh platform of kmt year, in which prohibition was made the single issue and the split occurred, resulting in placing of two presidential tickets in the field. The nationals have claimed that they left more on account of the defeat of woman sufi'rage than the silver Issue, and the action of the state convention U therefore in the line of reconciliation. It I vera Fn I II nv. St. Paul, Minn., April 8. The Missis sippi has been falling slowly and reg isters 17.G feet. It is estimated that the total hws of log from breaking bourns will foot tip $200,000. At South St. Paul owners of Inrnts have estab lished ferry lines. The distilling com pany has built a large tlutlwvat and Is floating whisky ncrosa to fill orders. Sioux City, In., April 8. The Missouri river is falling. Hundreds of acres have gone into the current, several valuable orchards have been destroyed and build ings are being moved bntk to save them. .May Wheat llropa. New York, April 8. There waa a big smash In wheat prices Wednesday. The Maj' option suffered chiefly, as the long interest in thnt month had swelled to large projsirtions through months of necumulat ion. Prom Tuesday night's close prices dropped n cents. May, at the lowest point, touching 71 cents, which is the record since last Septem ber. trnlta Free of lee. Milwaukee, April 8. A dispatch from Mack'naw City says the straits of Mack inaw nre open. The weather Is worm and the straits entirely free of ice. WHIR OF THE WHEEL. A novelty in cyclometers la made tol b set into the fork crown, where the mileage may Us easily read from th saddle. A writer In Hearings says that th reason a pneumatic tire la faster than, the old solid rubber tire is because ot iU ability to absorb an obstruction In stead of rising over it. Not a single bicycle, even the very cheapest, is now made without ball bearings. Of course, the number 0$ balls, their temper and quality may dif fer, but the lnlla nre there, all the same. Some of the pnjeni are endeavoring to give an impression that the monster bicycle to be exhibited at the Paris ex- . position in 1900, could be ridden if the power could bo applied. That is non sense; it is only for show, and nothing more. As ahowing how curious human na ture is, the bicycle U an illustration. Dealers in $100 w heels will sell 1890 pat tern for $C0 to $75, and can find very few buyers. A few months ago buyer would snap at a $100 wheel for $75, but now they will not take it, although, in every respect. It is as good now as then. THAT ST I. KM DID COFFEE. Mr. Goodman, Williams County, 111., writes us: "From one package Salzer'a German Coffee Herry I grew 300 pound of better coffee than I can buy In store at 30 cents a pound." A package of this nnd big seed cata logue is sent you by the John A. Salzer Reed Co., La Crosse., Wis., upon receipt of 15 cents stamps and this notice, r Not a Well Day Did Sho Soo For Months-Can Now Sloop Woll, Eat Woll, and Palna Havo Disappeared. . " For several months my health had been failing, and I did not have a well day In this time. I had severo painv in my back, my limbs ached and 1 was restless at night. I suffered with loss of appetite and severe nervous head aches. A friend advised mo to try Ilood's Sarsaparilla, After taking this medicine for a whilo I found I was gaining in health rapidly. I now havo a good appetite, can sleep well, and tho pains with which I suffered have al most entirely disappeared. I am gain ing in flesh. I am still taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and I recommend it wher ever I go." Miss Sa,rau Smith, 811 North Park Street, Chilllcothe, Ohio. ' Hood's S Is the nest-in t set ths One True Wood rurlfler. Ail druggists. II, six for& Get'only Hood's. Hnd'c Oil le set hsrmonlously wtta UOOU S I Ills Hood's fciarssparllla. opened lba& ( n 88rJ t Kcotbeer? The popping of a cork from a bottle of Hires is a signal of rood health and plea sure. A sound the old folks like to hear the children can't resist it. Rootbeer Is composed of ths very Ingredients ths ytlin reoulres. Aiding the dlROitlou, sooth Ins til norvea, purifying the blood. A tern per ancs drink for temper ancs people. Tit (TbtrlM B. Him C, rhtiA, S4 anryvktr. W. L DOUGLAS ! S3 SSSOE IN fife WORLD t i . V"wt lr ovtr 1.UOO.OOO wtirn u thi 1 I tt In itrl, tit and durability cf mar slioa I I s4v; r?a,i" 5" ,h LATEST S11ATT.H and 1 . STY LKH and of a vary variety of l.nth.r. i Ona (lai.r lit a town given irluair aala i n.t advartlao,! In lo. nl irr on raralpt of f t "onatila e.r1r. rWrlu ..r ratalosua to I W. X IjOUOLAS. lro kton. Ma." " I III KOOTENAI GOLD FIE OS. PAID $1,912,000 DMDEKOS 1!36-2nd Year. STOCK ADVANCED 100 p. do 1500 percent. tvMtr-s and i-aosfFcTi'sKs sniuico nr A. MT. MolMIt MALI. A.Ma4 Ulth. t II IC ACU, SECOND HANO FOR SALE. COLUMBIAS MMif tlhrr rniikrt, Alt In IU W A It !. tKT lKiUMl"r. fc.iul'U f.r Mi iM M AND .tsT. AOdrna hCK MANIP ACIt'tU&U CO.. 10i WabanS A.. CIUCAUO, ILL. lj..ti HMUt Alt USt MILS. a Hast I ...... H h.r.,n Tuoa.L T'atf . Ti 1 In flm, S"M tr ilnic' . 4 I 3 rnj : s . ..v jr.. :.,-v;. v a O (0 c