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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, September 23, 1896
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otin Gray's CORNER. On fall and winter underwear, he has now cornered the largest lot of under•wear ever brought to Logansport nt fcard times prices for cash. These goods are direct from the factories aud of the best values in nllllnes for ladies, jenta and children; go nnd Investigate and it will, not take you long to decide Where to buy your underwear. every d»y In the w«ek (except by the l-ojcansport Journal CompHiiy. <m m TpTiYnHT Preuldeni •'ff' HAHDT V' V...,..'.Vice Pre»ldenl » W^GKAVES : .Secretary •m B BOYER Treasurer -Trio* per Annum, per.Month.. .H.80 ,. .40 Offlcial Paper of City and County. Obtered as second-clans mall-matter at «*• L»gansport Post Office. February s. •WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23i 1SOC. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For Presiaent. WILLIAM MCKINLEY. JR., of Ohio. For Vice-President. • A. HOBAKT of New Jersey. For Governor, •AMES \ MOUNT of Montgomery Ca For Lieutenant Governor. m a HAGGARD, of Tlppecanoo County For Secretary of State. WILLIAM D. OWEN, of Cass County. For Auditor of State. AMERICUS C. DAILEY of Boone County For Treasurer of State. VKED J. SCHOLZ, of Vanderburg County For Attorney General. WILLIAM A. KETCHAM of Marlon C». For Reporter of Supreme Court, «HAELES F. REMY of Bartholomew Co. pSsuperlntendcnt of Public Instruction. IX M GEETING, of Harrison Count. For State Statistical •. J THOMPSON, of Shelby County. For Judge of the Appellate! Court. First District. WOODFORD ROBINSON, ol Gibson Co. Second District. W. E. HENLEY, of Rush County. Third District B W. COMSTOCK of Wayne County. N " Fourth District. JAMES B. BLACK, of Marlon County. Fifth District. U Z. WILEY, of Bcnton County. .Electors at Large, H. O. THAYER, CHAS F. JONES. For Congress. GEORGE W. STEELE. For Joint Representative. ,-«riLLIAM T. WILSON, of Cans County. Repre»entatlVe-CHARLE3 B LONGE. HALE. m]a . DOWNEY. r, Third Dlstrlct-ABRA- HAM SHIDELER, , COMPARE THEM "The Republican party is nnreserr- «dJy for sound money. It caused the •atctment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments In 1879; •ince then every dollar has been as good as gold. "We are unalterably opposed to •Tery measure cnlculatea to debase our currency or impair t£e credit of onr country. We are therefore opposed t6 the free coinage ol silver except by International agreement with the lead- Ing commercial nations of the world, Which we pledge ourselves to promote, mud until then such gold standard must be preserved. "All our silver and paper currency mast be maintained' at parity with fold, and ' we favor all measures de- •Igned to maintain Inviolably the obligations of the United States and all onr money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the : most enlightened nations of the earth." — Bepnbllcan platform. . "We demand the free and unlimited coinage of both r gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 10 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the •Undard silver dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, public and private, and we favor such legislation as will- prevent the demonetization of .any. kind of legal tender, money by .private contract."—. 'Democratic platform. ,' •"We demand free . and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 1C! to -I."— Populist . platform, -1892. • " . "We hold to the use of both gold and •liver as the standard money of 'the country, and to the coinage of both .gold and silver, without discriminating •gainst either' metal o;- cnarge for •mintage, but the; dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of eqnnj intrlB- •1C and 'exchangeable" value or be ad- Justed through International agreement or by snch safeguards of legislation as shall Insure the maintenance of the parity 'of> the two metals and the «qnal power of every dollar at all times In the markets' and In payment of -debt, •nd we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par -with and redeemable In such coin. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOR THE. PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND ,MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A .FLUCTUATING CUR- RENCY.-Democrntlc platform, 1802. IT IS NOT AT AOL PROBABLE THAT THE NEXT HOUSE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY FAVORABLE TO THE FUSE COINAGE OF SILVER AT A RATIO Of 16 TO 1. WHEN IT BECOMES A DEMONSTRATED FACT THAT THERE'IS NO DANGER OF THIS COUNTRY ADOPTING THE SILVER STANDARD IN CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY, PROSPERITY WILL COME \GAIN ANO. WITH LOWER TAXES ON THI1 NECESSARIES OF LIFE, EVERY KIND OF BUSINESS W1L-L BOOM AGAIN.—Phutw editorial, March 12. ISOli. The name of Mr. Arthur Sewall, President appears ou literature'scut out by the American Merchant Marine association In which the election, of Major McKinley is urged. The matter was mailed broadcast the day ot the Maine, election. The fact of Mr. Sewall's active support of Major McKiulcy while figuring on the ticket that threatens his own best interests,'added to his absolute refusal to withdraw from the race, make his position, as Mr. Thomas Watson .ejaculates, that of a wart on the political situation. On reflection Mr. Bryan is entitled to tlio cognomen, 'The Sdilntter ot the Tlatte." Besides being a healer he has most of the heelers with him. He'pre- tends to believe himself endowed with supernatural powers and ihns great confidence in advancing the welfare of the nation in violation'of all known rules of government and trade. While he does not Imitate Schlatter by disappearing once and a while he will make up for that after November 3d. The Pharos after pronouncing railroad men's picnics axul excursions disgraceful affairs and advising Democratic railroad men to practice deception by pretending to be for McKinley now says that the preachers who are for McKinley are preachers merely for money. And this the so-called free silver campaign! Is It any wonder that the rottenness of it all Is impressing so many former Democrats? The Cleveland club at Indianapolis is badly disorganized. A number oi members and officers have resigned because they could not support the Chicago platform while the free silver men are talking of resigning because they cannot belong to a club named after President Cleveland. It is likely that the club name will be changed.. A. C. Larson of Eau Claire, the nominee of the 'Democrats and Populists In the Seventh Congressional District, to oppose Michael Griffin for Congress, ha.9.filed.his declination with.the Secretary of''State.' 'Larson was one.of the five Wisconsin delegates to tie Chicago convention who voted for Bryan, Mr. Mogee has not been called a traitor or a bolter. The Pharos has not given him a blast like It once blew it Dr.-Battery.- Why? Because the Pharos knows that he Is right on. the silver question. It lacks the courage of sincerity In its advocacy of the free coinage of silver at 1C to 1. ^ .The Pharos is amusing. In one plac'e* It says Great Britain shall not dictate' our financial policy and In the nest column quotes Blrmarck and runs an alleged letter about European .farmers being for Bryan. It must be uphll-i work to. advocate a cause that hijs| nothing 'in It. ' Mr. Bryan, says that wages will, rise in harmony .with prices. Mr. Bryan says so, but no other explanation Is given. The truth is, and every earner of wages has found It so, wages are first to be cut down, last to be increased,; and then but slowly. Joshua commanded the sun to stand' •still, and 'it will take another Joshua; to make gold ,stand' still with silver circulating at.lC to 1 in n market where the commercial ratio is 32 to 1. ... You can cpin at' 10. to 1 just ns snc- ccssfully,.as-you can move one end of a .stick sixteen feet nearer the other end without breaking or bending the stick.' The prosperity of the farmer depends oil the number of consumers "of. bis products. T1M5 mill' is his silver mine. Start up the mills!' ; ; ' ' ' '".' In six weeks McKinley .will be elected and the restored confidence will- cause a great revlyal of business. : •' If Blsmork were.'asked 'Ms .opinion; of free coinage at 10 to 1. he would, certainly, pronounce" It Impossible. ,•-.,;, What the people want Is not ratios but rations. ' • :•..••. . ; That Victory With the•Cincinna- ;.* tl's flonday. |, v , , Cuppy Will be Laid up the R&t of the Season. ". Notwithstanding the Clev.olands.wijpu die gaine with Cluclunnti.,Monday, -it. was WOB at a large cost. tSeorge*'Cnpjiy' was pitching In his'tistial'iluvtaeiUle form when- a 'hot- -line hit frojm Vaughn's bat cnme. to'.hifiij-^VJth his usual gamcness the. plucky Lopa-nsport lioy reached, out fqi;-.l^-pji^j^>,|nd«x. finger of his pitching tod^yae split'to, •Uie bone. It necessitated'his'rethjej. mont from the'saine, and will,In all, probii.bility keep him front patching jlny the Temple Cup ser.ies.. 1/ Th|s'js,' j (i. J in)s- fortune that'will .prove,.'sgrlcjiis to'^thp, Clevdlnnds, for'it wns/'on'Cuppy'!.'tliiit, they depended largely .to \ win,'.' hi ,'tjie games with Baltimore. ^He'anifbiff <pv, Young were to have pitched'&e''sei ; l<is; ; now it will he Wullace.nnS'Young. j . The Ciucinnatls won from 'thejSpl-. dors yesterday, but tlie.gam^ 1 doesn't. count for much'. Tlie', Cleveland's lia.ye the place cinched nnyhow, ( .ani|^coiiltl, afford to lose one, '.T.ust hear^fi.tewjilj.' emitted by n, Cincinnati 'Tan' over tjio losing of the same Monday;' .".'. ;ii: - j • '•• "Yesterday's defe.'it.jclbs.es^eyery avr. onue of hope for ilic" 'Reds.' tVjzet in-, side the Temple'Cup money.", 'it 'has : been a case of hope 'dcferreii ever since the lnnuBiirnl-.ser.les .' of ...if he'.famous. Eastern trip. ,. . - .-.'.'•„.:,'(„,.,,-, ; ••• "Sitting down, thinking, iit over, cnlp- ly, and looking at It in Its p'i-oper^.i.Bht, ; one must admit that Manager, J3.wtop- lias been clearly out-sencrale.it by] Manager Tebeau. The Reds'were v sp ( . tut, ahead of the Cleveland.? a'.moiitili.rigo that it looked Impossible''!* .overtake them. Flushed with.Victory^,[E.wtog. became careless. Tlie 1 team ceased playlns the modern,,scientific gamfi,- <vnd dropped back into'the old style [of play that won when brawn and not brains was the only ireqnJsltie tbfrotojin/ base ball. Gomes ,w;ere 7 .lp«t when a, sacrifice at the proper time would have advanced a runner,,...and ((probably scored a run. Thx>.batsma,u, l7 5n.8teJMl, •was Instructed to "liit.it piit";,,fl:e.d ; ld, and a double play would cutoff .h.opies. This happened in Boston;., i't.eosi a game or so in Washington; It.brought on defeat .in Philadelphia., aud'.i.t flp- ured largely in the unf.qrtnua.tei series In Louisville, . ... j ; j ; "Tlie Reds had an excellent, chance to win the pennant. They had -what should have been a,.certa}n.j jhgjdjon- ;secorid : plnce... Opportunity comes, tot frequently to clubs, and ten chances to one the club will not find combing ,t6 the top such an easy task niejit) sea- i'Son. The players exerted-every (effort 1 «hJs season to win, and they do.^erjed the reward which will now. be the, portion of the Clevelands." , ,.-,; , v i > :;5 The Cincinnati Cofflmer^al-T.pI.biiin'a base ball writer, from whose, pen .Jthbse burning words dripped, has ^old ,mbre of tnith than he Is given credit .for. If the manager of a.team. glvos .up, players are sure to dom .,..... . ,, 4 ' Following are the scores of the gai aes played yesterday: ,, - ; ^ s ''" At Cleveland—Cincinnati 7, Clqve- land 3. , .,,--, :V ;j , At Baltimore—Philadelphia 4, more 1. At Brooklyn—Boston 6, Brooklyn jl.' • : At ington T. STANDING.OF THE.CLUBSi -• Clubs ... Won: Baltimore . ,;v.;.: ..8ft-1 Cleveland •..;.-...... 78 .:, Cincinnati ....77.. Boston •• ...72 ; Chicago .71.n Plttsu'urg ..........05 New York .........02 , Philadelphia .:.'.;:.CO " Brooklyn .. ..-58' Washington ..;.. ..56 : St. Douls ...........38.; Louisville .........30 •: n /jf'l Bi,l*l ; . -.,v46.-b*G :;::'50p.u& Ot. 705'020 m- 502 555 .-.;-ltt\ !:.'.«• '',510 : -^a', io,|*S8 l ;-i6fl':iH 1473 mffi !.o. 1445 rt.7i.';>;T: \44i - ?.s&&.'? p02'' i"'89Z'i&. 1388 : i|i NOTHCE-CASS No. iio,; .All Patriarchs of-Cass .No. 110 are requested to meet -at fflieii' • hall Thursday, Sept. 24th, atS'tfclock. •a. m. sharp to attend tire-funeral oJ '•Patriarch John Carew. By order of ; ' ' '• •'' ji" NELSON WEBB, •ChlerPatrddrcK 1 ; WILLIAM GOLDSBHRRY, Scrlb4 '>«: INSECT Any one with an insect poWdeff -jvar'i ranted to ."exterminate "gold •bngs,|-wlll hear of something to' bis adyontagp^by : addressing. James K.;'' Jones;.' (3h,t<a:«o; inclosing stamp for' ' the! The : .The Bridge Glty'Danctogi'-cluft 'the.first of a series of-danees « Dolan & McHale hall last alght Wventy couples. :were ."present' a^* da general g6pd : tlme ; wa« had. Music furnished by Fornofrs-orchestrJu club is .composed of Messrs. W. egan, 'W.. Berry, J. FergusT and '»*.. Glaney; -The crowd.Iwrtr- night jWfl* very orderlyand thereJs av^ryl'rfflson to belleye.that thetterles of dances *ttt' be a ,succes«ii r Tfee nexf'dadoS ^rlll- ; te given October 10th; ;,>/,;•: i,- v. A child of Mr. and Mrs. John Beuucr Is sick. ".' ';. '• The Republican headquarters wns a busy place last night, there being aboin four hundred roeu In the rooms all. evening. Oscar Dickey, recently injured by being struck-upon die tread,'Is said''to be still unconscious, and lira crltlenl condiltlon. •Mrs, Mary Wrlghit has sold her lunch room on-Fifth street to A. U.-Helvic of Pipe Creek Falls. Mr. Helvie. will assume control October 1$, Mrs. Sol H. Colin, who lost a valu-. able dlaruomV pendant Sunday evening, presumably' on the street, was delighted to flnd the ai-tlcle yesterday sticking to a straw whisk broom. .Delbert Jackson Is in jail on-a fifteen d(iy's sojouru. He was charged with 'vagrancy. John Pnttou, only jnst "drunk, was also given-a sentence of fifteen days by Mayor McKee yesterday, .. .Marion Smith, the tramp who was arrested upon suspicion of having fig- ,ured in line Stunton robbery, wns released from 'custody yesterday morning Jn tdie police court, ns James Stanton failed to recognize Mm as the tnirg- 'iar. . Julius Blake was agreeably sur- pi,-lsed at his 'home tu Hamilton Heights Monday, night by about forty of his friends. The occasion was the anui- .yersnry of his birth. Refreshments were served, dancing was indulged iu. '. and a good time was had. The Tribe of Ben Hiir will hold court iu the Progress hall at the cor- ,ner of Market and Fourth streets In- : stead of McCaffrey's-hall as heretofore. Meetings will be held every /other Friday night. The next meeting will be. held Friday night. .SUCCESSFUL AIR SHIP TRIAL. Prof. Clmnut«'« Machine jrloati with • Heavy WelRlit. Prof. Octave Chanute and his party of scientists, who are experimenting with machines intended to overcome the lav/ of gravitation, bad a most gratifying experience the other day at their camp a few miles south of Miller. Ind., on the lake shore. The flying machine, or, mor.e scientifically, the aeroplane, whicli has been, invented by Mr. Chan- nte, proved itsell.perfectly tapable, not only of (loatiug- in the air, l!iut also carrying a weight several times as great as it was designed to support. For several days the party of scien- tists'has been waiting for. 'a strong wind. It came finally, but was exactly opposite in direction to that which wns desired. It ivas consequently with a feeling of surprise that his attendants heard Mr. Chanute order them to prepare his winged machine. Within a few minutes of noon the. unjvieldy affair was hanging on a tree where-the wind could-catch it. Chnniite ordered the rope with which the machine was secured to the ground to -)ie loosened. All the holds were made by running 'slip knots which we're easily thrown, off, but ns soon os they were cast oft a imost remarkable thing happened. -.Mr.Chanute,whowasholding one cor- aer of the air ship by means of along rope, was lifted bodily into the air, and Mr. Ricketts, Mr. Herring nnd Mr. Pnul 'seemed'likely to accompany him to tho •"starry regions. All of the quartette, were dragged from the ground and soared to a height of 100 feet or more as |the machine nrose. The , combined 'weight of the four scientists, however, soon brought it again to the ground, 'when It wns speedily placed under con- ^trbl;--' •"'• • _; ' ' •FIERCE FJGHT WITH A CATFISH. iTJirea Pep»on» Injured While Attempting to Remove One »t Om»h«- ' .The ilO-pbund blue channel catfish ''that! h'as been oae'of the many attractions ' in'' the flsherlea building of: the ; state fair at Omaha, Neb., wns ; removed ;against'.his vigorous protest . to the .hatcheries, and John Meredith, of tho ba,tohery, has three- broken ribs, State Commissioner Lew May carries several bruises, nnd Superintendent O'Brien n study in' moonlight coloring under his left'eye.' The ponderous fish- has been confined in a nnrrow.tnnk at the exhibit..' He 'Is a..wicked fellow, and this is pretty-well known, so a cloth wns fbld- :!,ed. about his head before- nn attempt ? was mnde'to remove him from his tank. In lifting him out be struggled loose, and then'began an exciting three-'rouml •'fight; The fisheries men labored with •vthe big fish and the big fish labored •with, the fisheries men. The men .nnd ..the fish rolled over, on the floor, nnd .every now nnd then the monster would swing his tail with the vlcibusness of 'a-Cprbett right. Whenever he 'Handed""-'one of-the men went down. .He!" also'.used his mouth. Meredith iiWas-. struck, by the tail and crushed against the side of the building, breaking: three ribs, and was removed to town, for medical attention. O'Brien got. ''a 'corner of the tail in the; face, .while the others were more or less bruised .hi ''the 1 struggle. .The .fish was flnnlly con; quered iind rolled Into. his tank nnd ;sent~to the.fisheries.. This Is' tfie-jBrst -time the fish has ever given any serious : troiuble, although he is always more or less diffleult to handle. The, fish WM 1 caught' somfi years ago oft Plnttsznouth •'ln'4'n*t and landed with difficulty. He Is-always; handled with ,blan1cet» .be-. :caaserof his size and nghUng.prppensl- . .• n» ., ; . - ii<1The great wall of China IsliSOO mil** ; longand^raverses high mountains, deep .vMleyi* iand,' by means of arches, wide "rivers. The fouhattlons afld Corner* «« of pranltie, but the principal partli 'ai'Wtre brifcks. ••TJW'lMt.'oftctol report Of tile pirpuTaabn of China-gives a-totol of upward of 400.000,000. • Highest of all in Leavening Strength.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Powder ABSOLUTELY PUBE STUDYING THE FOEESTS. Work of Invostlitatlon of tho Na» tlonal Forestry Commission. Party ju»t Heached 8»n Fr»acl»co-iE«- pretn AntonUhment »t Waoton Ue- itruction of Treen—Book Aleaac of Praventlng; Fore«t Firm. C. S. Sargent, of Brookiine, Mass.; chairman of the United States commission to examine and report on the timber regions cf the west, the national porks and reservations, arrived in Ban Francisco the other dry after n. long tbuV through what is left of the American wilderness. • ' lie is accompanied by Trof. William H. Brewer, of Yale; Gen. W. H. Abbot', of the engineer corps of I he United States army; Arnold Ilngue, of the United States geological purvey, anrl John Minor, of the commission. : "I do not know that I can give you any startling details regarding our trip or our purpose," said Mr. Snrgcnt, "but what I have is at your disposal. This commission was. appointed by the National academy, at the request of the secretary of the interior. It is the national forestry commission ns generally known. . • "We have been out'sinco July 2 oii'l have .traveled nearly 1,000 miles by wagon nnd made long distances 0:1 horseback over Elk trails and in -:ill kinds of country. We have been i-n the Yellowstone park, in the wild timber' regions of northern Montana an-.l northern Idaho, ascended Mount Hood and Mount Tacoma, visited Crater lake nnd also went to the wild Olympic mountains in western Washing-ton and Oregon. Our trip finally ended by a trip through Del Norte county and n portion of nurnboldt. "It is now our intention- to visit th;J Sierras, San Jao.mto, San Gabriel nnd other places. Prof Agassiz, who is one of the commissioners, has not been ab!c • to be wil.h ns. Tro! GofEord PinchoV, of New York, whose life specialty has been forestry, is also one of the commissioners, lie ts in the, Yosi>mite nov.', where he has been for some time. H? will probably visit Kings river reservation nnd join us a little later. "When we have finished our inspection we will make a full report. The .forest fires of the northwest are so widespread nad the smoke, so dense that there has been but one time when we. could get nn extended view of the country about us. This -was when wa were 5n the Olympic mountains." • ' •• . Prof.William H. Brewer, of Yale, sai.l, that the prime objectof theeommisslon. was to devise means to preserve the forests from fires, thefts and other depredations. He says there nre nbout !!>,000,000 acres of timber in the west. "I nave bncn constantly'surprised,? during this trip." snid Ke, "to notice the wanton destruction of the great torests. I also noticed the- inroads' among the red woods,-those great forest giants that ought to be preserved as, a heritage for future generntions." .-. MERQENTHAUERPATENTS LOST IT, B. seudder Ha* Priority Claim on E«- •«ntt*l Part* of Linotype. .' There has been pending in the. patent office for about three years a contention between. W. S. Seudder and Ottmar Mergenthaler, as to priority of invention in lino casting machinery in regard to—first, the matrix bar having a series of type matrices on its edge Independently usable; second, composing mechanism for assembling the type matrices In line, and a series of stops to arrest the matrix at its proper place, in the line; third, mechanism, for se-r lectlng nnd conducting the matrices to o place', of assemblage and adjusting them Individually in-order into acorn-- mon line. . The commissioner of patents finds all these issues, covering also a few minor points, in favor of Seudder, and closes a long opinion and decision as follows: "And 'I find not only that Seudder conceived the invention as an organized product of the intellect as early as May, 1890, .but that/he proceeded thence, under all the circumstances of the case,, with reasonable diligence to the construction of his complicated, costly, but entirely successful second machine 'in October, 1892, ond, t!i".-rcfore,' priority of Invention is awarded to Seudder, and the decision of the examiners In chief is reversed." BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN. Young Irish Woman Iiocomoi a Citizen • ' 'Thonffh^Not Twenty-One. A conflict of op^nion'urose tho other day between tho civil service .commission at Washington and the district su- premo court over the -naturalization of a young lady who desires to take a civil service examination.' Seven years ago' 'Miss Delia A; Mealy arrived' in -this country from Ireland.- She was but 13 years of age, and two years ago took ont.her.flrstpapers.. .. , .. .. Several days" ago she applied to Judge Gox for her final papers. They were granted, although she was not 21 years Of ag*. ; She filed the papers with the civil service commission to prove her Citizenship, but.they were refused and indorsed on tta^back that the.l»wj>K)-: hlblted aAy '.ioiiislgtier not 2: years*! age from receiving'citizenship papjeW; She returned-io conift with the : to-' dorsement 'and "Clerk Young,-after cda-; •ultatlon with'several -lawyers, on the back that Judge Cox cided to adjntt,her. . . - . •The law in the ca»e puts aa'.aseanal- ' location on a man, but makes no pro* vision for a woman. The civil service commission has acceptcd'the papers. A BIG SAND WAVE. It to Creeping- Slowly Over Wood* lad Farm* In Northern New Sorlc. Bet-ween Carthage and Stislingville, in Jefferson county, N. Y., there is a stretch''ol country where the sand drifts like snow, making great banks and blinding the eyes of those who look" upwind. It is a desolate, barren region, where the soil is only as deep as tho toots of the grass. Some time or other cattle turned loose .to pasture on. the southwest side of a high hill there made a trail along the face of it .Their hoofs wore through' the thin sod and the wind caughtup the particles of sand and sent them: spinning up the hillside. Tracks of this old. trail may still 'be seen down in tlie hollow, but most of. i* las been blown away. The whoile hill became a wave of sand, and now it is rolling down grade .toward the. house of one of three sbarvty' settlers along the road. It is certain to bury tie house some day under a wavei of sand from 25 to SO feet high. The old Alexandria road is covered in, one place with the sfcnd to a depth, of three feet. The wngon that passes over the road in the nrorrting leaves a deep rut where the wheels sank in. The tread of the' horses is heavy; But at night the sar.d has sifted in and there remains scarcely a sign of travel. The great wave, of sand kills everything before it, buries the fences aid .covers the. stumps and bushes. Some roots and sticks show through, telling where the bushes have been. A patch of woods beyond the reach of the main wave has a fence along its southern face over a hill that slopes down among the trees. iA fairly .level stretch leads from the foot of the hill to the south. On this level sandy spots show. Behind the feiice' Is a bank of sand, the smother f rofc the sand patches down on the level. The woods, the hollow in -which they lie, and the spring will be buried before long by the hill. DIVER TELLS OF BIG FISH. One Noarly Knocked Him 0own at th» Bottom or Lake Qnauapanr- Up in the Woodbmy mountains ia "Lake Quassapaug, which is known to sportsmen as one of the beat bass ponds in ConneoUcut*- Its clear waters are so v deep in. many -places that no fisherman has'ever *een: the 1 bottom, : erox on : the stalesfrsiummer day,'and. it has be• come : ni tradition thatiha -vaXtecim so deep that fch cannot liw attto bottom of the late.. Bo *oc year»me>;cniB-liaa angled for.ltelwit the bofctomnKJuass*- ipaug, '6r ifJ»m* fishermaiunade the «c- perimCBt he lad so little success tim* he said nothing about it ' . . One day recently the little steamboat which plies *p and down the lake lost its .propeller, and tihe fresh water sailors were nn'abl* to' find it.' A diver \va» summoned from.Bridgeport. The story that he told when.he came up from the bottoni'of : -UMs lake set the fish cranks , wild. ..He found the propeller in 42 feet of water, and ail-about it were innumerable, fish of great size. He judged from their appearance that they were carp and bass,, although among them weiw. some species which he did not recognize. They shot in and out about hi» legs while he-was »t work, and hindered him seriously. On» big fish struck him with such force that it nearly knocked him from his feet. Hi* diving armor prevented him- from catching one of the fish with his hands. The diver asserts that the rocks at the bottom of the lake are covered witti fresh water clams, and that the fiah feed upon these. This, of course, lead* ta the inference -that clam* are good bait for these giants of Quasaapaug. Fresny . vatcr clams we hard to find, and fish- . ermen who liave cast 50-foot lines baited with salt water damn have not had a nibble. Several Danbury anglers arc • going to Quassapaug for a try at som» •of the big fish. Mot Mora DMtrnctlv*. Strange to py, cays the Military G*> rcttc, the improvement in firearms baa not increased the murderous result* of ibattles. The bsttlcs which have beeai . 'fought in the South American WK» 'since 1890 show that only one. out 61| : |each 79 men engaged -was kffled., Ig . •the Franco-German war of 1870-71, one in each 53 wet death, while tothftjO* mean war one in each 35 of theeflectirt force were left Send on the field. A wanted Miehest Honors—World's Fair. •DR? ^ tZ vjk 7 --'? r.*s""^»_ ,• ^, :--MC5TfT^F?CT:.MADE;, ^ /•n^g^^^5^^

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