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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, July 10, 1896
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lota Gray's CORNER. On the following Items: All kinds of warm weather dresa gtods; all kinds of gauze underwear lor ladles, geuts aud children; nil kinds tf gold, silk nnd leather belts; all kinds •C laces and trimmings and all other klods of goods. Breatest Discovery oi tne 19th Century. Dr. Teftglie'l !TIW REMITOY Medicated Air For the Cure ol Catarrh, Anthnm and all Pulmonary Disease*, It nas no equnl tor Sick and Nervous Htjd- nCQf, 1,000.000 people die annually from the Above named diseases. Wdj raRpr and die, whfn Medicated AH Is KimrAnieed to care >ou. Richmond, Ind., f, S. A. II to the best remedy on earth for La •type. It will give Immediate relief •H will effect a cure where all other •MOles fall. •old by B. T. Keesllng. KROEGER & STRAIN, Undertakers & Embalmers. 610 BROADWAY. DAILY JOURNAL Published every day In the week (except Monday) by the Logansport Journal Company. W B WRICfHT President JL. HARDY... Vice President C. W. GRAVES Secretary U. B. BOYER Treasurer Price per Annum M.80 Frlce per Month ••••• *> Official Paper of City and County. (Kntered as second-class mall-matter at the Logansport Post Office. February 8. FRIDAY. JULY 10, 1S9G. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President. oKIMEY JR. of Oulo. 1'or Vlc«-Pre»ldent, OABKETT A. HOBAKT of Hew JerHey. For Governor, JAMES A. MOVKT of aiontgomery county For Lieutenant Governor, ' W. S. HAGGAKD of Tlppecftnoe County. 1'or Secretary of State, 1TII.UAH ». OWEN of Cans County. For Auditor of State, AMEIIICI'S V. BA1LEV of Boone county. 1'or Treftunrer of State. WKKD3, SCHO1.Z of Vnnderberg . county. For Attorney General, WH.I.IA1H A.KETCHAM of Marlon county For Reporter of Supreme Court, . CHABlISSF.BESIVofltartholomew »OT8ap«rlntendeutof Pnbllc Ihntructlon, J>, M, GKETING of Hurrlnon county For StAte StatNtlCHn, 8. J. THOMPSON of Shelby county. For Judge* of the Appellate Court, Fl»tDI*trlct, •WOODFCKD BOBIXSOJJ of Glb«on county Secwud District, •^ W E. HENI.ET of Knuli county, Third District, D. VT. COMSTOCK of W»yne county Fourth District, JAMES B. BLACK, of Murlon comily. Fifth Dlntrlct, V. '/., WILEY of Brnton county. Elector* ut Large, H. O. THA-YF.1l, CUAS. F, JOKES. FOB CONGRESS. GEOBOK W. STEELE. For Joint Representative, . WILSON of C»»» connty, »or BepreKMitatlve-CHARLES ». LONG.'. for proMCUtor—CIIAKLES E. HALE. WOT Clerk— JOSEPH G. GUACE. jror'Troa««rer-I!ENJAMINF.KEESLlXG »or Sherltr-I. A. ADAMS. Jh»r Survey or— A.'ll/ DODD V«r Coronor-DB. J. A. DOWNEY. .. For A»M«iior-JOSKFH liABB, For CaininlMlvuer, Flr»t I>I»trlct-JOHN CIEBBABU For Coinmliisloner, . Third Dlitrlot^- ABRAHAM SUIUELElt. ONE MAN'S ARGUMENT. A -silver niau lu Hie crowd a* The jRoroal's bulletin boards yesterday tried to tell 'how the disnoneUzntlon of .ullver hurt the countiy, biit he got over b;l« head befoix' he knew it, and there yioa no one to help him out. -He said that gold bad been made to do the. work of two metals. He did not .-refer, bow- ever, to tlie fact that forty times as inuoh silver lias beeu coined '-since de- jnonetlza tlou, as vvas stamped Into dollars !n -the eight}- ' yeare ' before that time. He nrswd thut.eolO had.apprecl- .aicd;. and -left .sliver at, the half-way -notch, -and wanted the yellow dollars depreciated to silver's level, that being bte Idea of "cheap rponey." He^adinltted.tliat, at. the time of. the deniorietlzaMon.of '. , sliver, the lulucs were In operation, and also that the bars ' were not Iwlritf' taken to the mints for codnape. The .miners preferred to sell the bars cnitalde^. for jfreater 'gain. He also allowed that, there, was no coin of vltlier color, lu 'general. drcnlatiou , at the time of-the dropping of the wlilte niolai. The silver cham-plon claimed that tlie people had been Injured by a lowerliip of prices. He wanted :i return to Biicliannu-.prleea, according to hUi .statement. His claim was that this condition would come about through the five and railtait'ed'.coluafrc of silver at 1C to 1. Ho .called attention "-to wheat, but failed to state, as some one suggested for Him, that'wheat sold In tills section-for-30 and 40 emits In "Buchanan" times, ' Tills yonthtnl reform-. uv jiiiltl that the amount of inoaicy in, circulation should eQ"" 1 the amount of tlie countiT's product.' The voliune of money lluctnating with the volume of product. The volume of money In this country Is now greater than at any tiiiu 1 , bn-t Hie prices tire lower than at any time in history. The volume of products, then, governs prices, aud the amount of money circulntlnc hns little to do with market fluctuations. The young -man Rfitd that cheap money, such as he-promised when gold was leveled down, by government, flat, to the standing'of silver, would benellt all tlie people. He turned squarely back on tills statement the next minute, however, aud admitted that Hie Unio.ii veteran pensioners would be paid lu cheap money, meaning a cut of 48 cents on every dollar ttiey received. He was unable to find froth with which to answer that gold would nt once drop out of sight if the yellow dollar was made equal to the present silver coin, or lowered half-way to meet- it. The trade value of the gold In- a dollar was not taken into 'his calculation; nnd at the realization of the fact that the Government cannot alter the trade .prices of gold or silver, any more than tlie trade iignres paid for grain, ills argument collapsed, aud his How of words-'ceased to ripple. ', A gentleman .suggested that the lowering of the ratio that would 'make tlie gold dollar, the gold In which Is worth 100 cents, equal to the sliver dollar, which has in it 52 cents in silver bullion, would mean the enrlclimeiit of those only who have gold dollars in plenty, for they could take their gold coins, which the Government according to the gib-elites had said were worth, only 52 cents for purchasing -purposes, and in other lands could dispose of them for double what they exchanged for them here. ••-.-• The young gentleman who, wanted cheap money of both colors said'that the man who argued that cheapened gold conld not be made to 'clrcyliite wl-rh' silver among the people,-'must be mistaken, but he did not argue''^tjbe question. The light was dn'w'nlng'on him. He ceased to.talk. . v The prices to which he wanted a return were not given by him, but here are a few of them: sugar, 12.G cents; coal oil, 29 cents; freight, 24. cents n bushel'for-wheat (It Is now less than 3 cents a bushel); calico, 12 cents a ynrd; carpets, $1.12 a yard; nails, ,f5.4G a keg (they are now $1.08 a keg); gloss, $3.40 a box, and other things In proportion. Would 'Oils' gentleman have wages changed back to the old times when the rates were 58: per cent, lower than today in cash, and only a little more than one-half In purchasing power, what they now are, with the low prices he bewails? He would not, and yet he demands, and there are many with him, that very thing. ... THE FARMER" A>*D THE MINER. A farmer liag a .famV A millionaire "has a silver mine, Side by side. Wheat Is worth 50 cents a bushel. .Silver Is worth 00 cents an ounce. . The silver man buys, a bushel, of wheat with an ounce of silver. He gets an idea. He proposes that he'shall take his ounce df silver to a mint and have it stamped "one dollar" so that he con buy two bushels of wheat with it, •. ; He asks the farmer to rote for this.'; But the farmer says, "Not.inuchee.". The WabosJi.Tribune says that the $400,000,000'lni" silver that has been coined stoce 1873 Is In circulation..This Is a mistake. Only about $61,000,000 of the big dollars'are circulating, and tliis number sflirlnks every week, while the piles in the vomits grow. The'paper certificates circulate for most of the stared dollars, but there are $37,000,000 to .tihe cJosots that are not represented by outstanding certificates. :'.-.,,. WJ11 the editor of the Pharos- indorse Cleveland, who gave him a fat post-, office appointment, or will he "support: the free silver wing and gratitude? . 1 The Democratic! National convention; votes that'.its party administration-is failure,-but promises to try people 'will permit If.' The Pharos maintains its cj stnndforgold by receiving its bulletins on yellow paper., -.:<:.•- • i ••" President .Cleveland. to John 1 ' W. Baines It Is time that \\e all stand together" j . Notwithstanding the exciting scenes the yellow men did not turn whl^ "GrovervGrover, four more' year Grover.'! 1 <Cpntinue<i:frani First Page.) . ; Thif, platform would not produce bimetallism. It wo.uld.shrjnk, not swell, our cur"Se appealed to the southern democrats to desist In 'their attempt.'to bring about a change .in clv!ll»fUlan 'at which the whole world stands ughast. He hoped £o see the day when a democratic convention should" be assembled here, united, and the old, paity' restored~tcT"trie" service of"the constitution. CONGRESSMAN A, J. CUMMINGS, OP. NEW YORK. i ; »ponk». ... ,- — Cheers ror'Vllaa a.3 he concluded were intermingled with cries of "Busnell," and, the young ex-governor o* Masnachuaettaj was given a hearty greetlng'as he began to, paid hla rcepqcta to Mr. George Fred Williams as follows: "I answer him not In anger, but In sorrow," he said, "and I appeal to you,-my fellow delegates,'and aski-do I or do J. not apeak the sentlrnenta of ray Btate.7 [Loud cries oi.-yes]. -.He predicted 'that when the clouds of patialoti and prejudice; had passed away tho party woir.d be reunited and carried to triumphant victory. [Loud applause].'' THE CONVENTION .BALLOTS... Votct Down Minority Boport and Adopti Majority Plstform. Ballot on substitute financial plank offered by the minority of committee on resolutions was begun: Alabama, 22 no;..,Ankanaas, 16 no! Cali- fornia.IS no; Colorado, 8-no; Connecticut. 12 ayu; Delaware, B aye, 1 no: Florida, 3 aye, i no; Georgia, 20 no; Idano, 6 no; Illinois, 48 no; Indiana, 30 no; Iowa, 20 no, Kansas. 20 no;.Kentucky, 26.no; Louisiana, 16 no; Maine, 10 aye, 2-np; ^halenged; been Maine's vote was-. riot* changed-10 aye, 2 no; Maryland, 12 aye ,4 no; Massachusetts "7 aye, 3 no; Michigan, 28 no, Mlnncs'ota, 11 aye, C no, one not voting; M "alsfilppI, 18 no; Missouri. 34 -no; Montana 6 no- Nebraska, 16 no: Nevada, 0 no N"W -Hampshire, 8 aye; New Jersey 20 aye; New Xork, 72 aye; North Carolina, 211 no; North Dakota, 6 no: Ohio. «no. Vote of Ohio challenged. Ohio resulted. Aye, 4; no, 42, Under the unit rule the vote was recorded 4C.no. Oregon, 8 -rto: 1 PennfeylvanK 64 aye Rhode Island, (i aye: (.South Carolina, 18 no; South Dakota.i;uye; Tennessee, 24 no;, with Tennessee theViaTority has CIS votes, and the minority «u;.£cxaH, 30 no: Utah C no; Vermont,,.* aye; Virginia, 24 no, Washington, 5 no. 3 aye; West Virginia,ii no; Wisconsin, 24 aye;-vote challenged Wisconsin voted := aye, 4 no; under unit rule recorded 24 aye; Wyoming, 6 no: Alaska 6 aye; Arizona, G no; New Mexico, G no- District of Columbia, 4,no, 2 aye; Oklahoma, « no: Indian Territory, 6 no. . Total vote (official): 620 no, 303 aye. 1 not voting. This Is 6 more than two-thirds. . RefoHc to Indorse tho Administration. Senator Hill was recognized and moved a roll call on resolution Indorsing the present administration. Alabama, 22 no; Arkansas, 16 no; California U aye, 3 no, 4 not voting; Colorado.8 no- Connecticut, 12 aye; Delaware, 5 aye. 1 no- Florida, 1 no, 7 aye; Idaho, 6 no; Illinois, 4S no; Georgia, 26 MO; Indiana, ,'M "jowa^vule'wus cnaiienirea; roil or delegates called: Iowa, 19 no 6 aye 1 not vot- iiie, under unit rule, 2« 'no; Kansas, 20 no; Kentucky, 26 no; Louisiana, 16 no; Massachusetts, 28 aye; Michigan, 28 aye; Minnesota, J8*n,'d; Maryland, 16 aye; Mississippi; '-18 no;|Mlssourl, 34 no, Montana, 6 no: Nebraska, 16 no: North Dakota, C no; New Hampshire, 8 aye; Nevada, 6 no; New Jersey, 70 aye; North Carolina, .22 no:vNfw York, i2 aye: Ohio. 46.no; Oregon. S'tio; Pennsylvftn a, 64 aye; Rhode Island, S ayo; South Carolina, 18 no; South Dakota, 8 aye; Tennessee, 24 no; Texas. 30 no; Utah, G no; Vermont, 8 aye: Virginia, 24 no, challenged, and resulted 22 no, 2 aye, but under unit rule, 24 no; Maine 11 aye, I no:-Washington, D no, S a vo imder liplt rulf, 8 no: West Virginia, 11-no", 1 not voting,-;Challenired, Wu<ihlnpton, 3 ay* 5 no: Wisconsin, 24 aye. Challenged!"-Resulted 20 ayo, 1 no, under unit rule, 24 aye: Wyom ng, 0 no; Alaska, 6 aye: Arizona, 6 no: Indian Territory 6 no; New Mexico, 6 no; Oklahoma, 6 no: District of Columbia, 6 no, 1 aye. Total vote (official). Ayes, 307; nays, 504; not voting and-absent, 3. Hill's amendjnenti referring to- existing contracts lostSonJWVa yocc-voW, ' Hill's amendment declaring that in case the adoption of the free coinage plank does not maintain the 'parity of sliver one year after its passage It shall be suspended, loBt.on viva.voce vote. TUImnn Withdraws Hli Amendment. Tillman withdrew his amendment denouncing Cleveland. Vote on Adoption of Platform. The call of Btat,ea on adoption of platform was demanded by bill: Alabama, 22 aye; Arkansas, 16'aye;-.-Ca1ifornla, 18 aye; Colorado, 8 aye; Connecticut, 12 no; Delaware, 1 aye, 6 no; Florida, S aye, 3 no; Georgia 26 aye, 1 no; Idaho, 6 aye; Illinois, 48 sye; Indiana, :80'aye;.'I.ow»i;26 aye., .. Record aeorgla,'.26 «ye under unit-rule. Kansas. 20 aye; Kentucky,-26 aye. With Kentucky's vote on adoption of platform: 243 ayes, 20 noe«4J»o*t»l»n«, 16 aye; .Maine, 2-aye, 10 no;--Maryland.- -4' 'aye, 12 no;, Massachusetts. S aye,. 27 no; Michigan, 2S aye; Minnesota K ,6.Aye,. JJ-.no, 1 not voting; Mississippi, IS'iaye-JMIssmirl, 34 aye; Mon ; tuna, 6 aye: Nebraska, -16 aye;;,NevadR, 6, aye- New york-,"72:no: New J Hampshlrt,"S no- New.,Jersey. ,20 Jio;< North Carolina, 22 aye; North Dakota, 6 aye;, phlo, .4fj-a.ye; Oregon; S^ayo. 1 ' 1 ' ,>-•;.•- -• •: - ''-••'' ,_ , Pennsylvania,,8-'aye,; 61'no, under unit rulo recorded 64 no; Rhode,Island, 8.- no,:., South Carolina, 18'aye;"South'Dakota, 8. no- Texas, 30*ye;'.TenneBsee, 24'aye!TJtah; S aye: Virginia, 24,.aye,; Vermont,.4 no; Washington, 8 ayo," :J-,nof Wcit Virginia,, U aye;' Wlseonslnv-24'no; Wyoming, 1 6'ay* 1 : 1+ &VV, »Y i»\;viioiii, *i iiwp ii.iv>' Alaska,' 6 • no;; Arlxona.,,6 ai-e: ,--..^,..Columbia, 6 aV«: New Mexico,' 6 aye: UK-, lahoma, 6 ayt;. Indfcin -.Territory,'6'aye.>'.- • Offlcial result on -adoption, ,of, the,-Rial--. form: Ayes; 1 f28;' nota.'.aOl; 'not voting, I.- The convention J tlum-took 1 a rccc*r-un- THE 1 EV-ENJNG SESSION. Camdidates Ploceil/Jn: Nom'lna.tlpn.-r-Ad- • "•' •' : . -Jojii'D'ed at Midnight; •• ' ; ' '""':''' ,'SX)0 p. m. •decided fo.^ta'y',j'|n .the conyen.tlon,- but not 'tp'votc;;*ndrbas.xnppolrit'ed a l committee of stx-'to^ visit-other' go ia delega- ' tlons and''urge ! 6n themV ^he' saffle. 'action! , : ;8:02 p. nj^li'efegaies.'IWwly : ; fl'ss'cml).; ling, -very few'heieycjt'' " '" ' H 8 28 p m - qdnxfinyon being colle^ to order a ^ <• 8 34 p m —Roll of-<*tates ordered -foi presentation of wrodidates Speeches to be confined r tb {H«t minu'tfiB Arkan sas yields foPVc^jbf '^Igsourl, who presents Bland 0;30 'p. j^.yrLeivls of Georgia takes' the plat.fo'rm to present Bryan of Nebraska.!/.. 5Ienti,ou of Bi-j-an's •. name brings 'ori' tuniuttAiqius applause:' North Carolina- ' second's the noinJnatioa ot Bryan., .. .... ,. (1 ^ f , .. . • 10:07. p, .in.^-l'nVPle of Indiana takes platfonn.to-iioininate Matthews. Much' 1 confusion. Sp'enltci 1 cannot, be heard. Some one In gallery cries, "I nominate Grd'VO'r'-'.'GIeveiund." Cliecr.s and conimotlon: ' ; ''''T"urpi£ names Mattliews. 'pheers'.tiy ind-iifna delegation. . io:24r .p. hV— Tippett " of California, seconds ',t he... no-ini nation of Matthew*. >10:30;p.''in.-Wai!-te.of Iowa takes plat- fovm'--to--prw«nciiAwie of Boies. Mention ,"of'; Bdies'sf 4 name • fa tntly cheered. Whl'teV r'efe'r'fcriee : "'to "U ncle Horace" 'ferIn'gs i ;c : hepi^''J'rom.tlie galleries. White, "fiul*hed,,speak'ing,at 11. o'clock and (lie ^B'oies .delegat06.,!?tarted the ehncri.ng. 11;03 p. m.— Cheering -Increasing aud i5preadlu^ : 'ov»r''the convontlou hall, «'•" -ii:04^-A~w;6iiiiin In- the .southern gal- : iqryi dressed' In 'white, is attracting :it- "ten'tlon.by her vigorous way of applaud- "iug. A- '''Horace' BoiesV bauner^has ,1ust '•been handed -.her. and the galleries renew the'-chewing vigorously. Tlie baud 'also starts' lip.'- ' ' •' • ^ 11:07— Nearly all the delegsUesi are stondiiig on""cli;iirs and everyone is on his 'feet looking at the girl in white whose ylgor. does, not seem to desert her. Chairman ;rapi>i'ng for order while the gi'rl itf-white is- being, escorted to the Iowa" delegation.; . . . • iljlV.^C.onv'e'ntlon quiets- down;. . III'IC'.-^A'.'B'- Smith of Minnesota, sec- ondSrthe iipip-iuatiou of Boies. • 11:20,— Khea of Kentucky, takes the plaitfofnr.tb -•ixresent the name of Blackburn: •' He-te iiu eloquent speaker and is frequeHtj'y'theert'd. .'ll'-^-iiiigeuatoi 1 Jones is going to moye.,qi>, adjournment until morning as soon",as thejnopies of all the candidates are presented,-: -and- it Is understood the motio'tl-'wlli prevail. . 11:83:— Rhejt-'lihs- finished. The band ;is pla'ifiug.;"pld "Kentucky Home" aud 'the-.'^Klleuceis cheering, breaking into siflglng-..!',6,ld Kentucky Home" a mo- meut..'lateiV[i ; 11:37.— Foote of California seconds •noinlna'tlb'n : 6r'' Blackburn. ""'"ji'Ss.— Massachusetts refuses to pre- sen't'.a candltlat'e and ;usks to be passed. '^";iiJi4'.'^JoQes, i 'of Arkansas takes the platform to second the nowlnntlou of Bland;.;..-.-.-.:, ••-• . •li:4&- ii «j*ri'ter refers to the "Fearless •• ; Altgl'ld;"' l "\vhlcK is .greeted by •ch'ters''"a'nd -hisses." ' y ; , ,11;04 P. m.— New .Tersey called. Ntw Jersey .does uot desire' to nominate any ma.u:'before.i,this convention. Cheers a.ud hisses. .-.;" " 11:5C p. ; 'm— New York called. No response. ''•'il:5'0 p. m — Coi: Patrick-of.;0hio presents" the name of McLean. 12:02 a. m.— Pennsylvania called. Says no candidate to present. -. -12:28 a. m.— Wisconsin called Says cannot present ; any name to stand on platfo'rnrof tliis convention. Cheers and •hlsiges"- !".'. "" '..'•..'. •• •'',i2:31.a. / m;. 1 4-pockery^ of Wisconsin secoucJs-.JBi'iWi-. Cheers. .. ; .12:S37!i.^nii— Ho.ll of 'states completed. •''12:84 a. 'm.— ConVentlon adjourns 'to - 1 ''' l -'' ..-- " . ; ..WHEH,.;THE.. AXLE BREAKS. Th« J>eTict r -'l!«ed on » Ponderoni Track - Whe« It Bei'amfl Crippled Doirn To»n. - ivngon or other com- polfaUve% •light yehiclo breaks a,, rear axle, •'henr' the hub, where axles usualli; breaki- ; tl* driver usually gets a Jjlank Or-a- ligtifeficB of timber, makes one end '••f(isl''-TiM5l?--'t,hc forward- port ot the wagon, and leta the other end trail to t!hfe .'rerir.'uV-tr support for the broken »xW:--- It^deSt't lift it quit*, to .itfl.or- dlnorJ* 3 'levcr,"-"bTit It raises' it. ..high enoug > hi*4Hia j ''vi'ith the axle thus^'sup- parted^- tlw ^Syer gots to tihe 'repair shop; 1 • Thfefblher day one of thoiie ini- meuse four-wheeled trucks used : for s.and columns ap- with a broken. rcnJ- hub on tho offl side , of- 'thc'-trwik. •'••••' , .'•'.,, ,. 'Jt-pieXMf df - plank, or a light stick of t.lmbWvW'aklri'-t dp for n ponderous truck 1 ftks'ttiU'.'i Two heavy planks h'u'd becn'tet? on"fe<3gfr, with blocks of wciod between them at suitable distances apa.-t,-andfUi«h Uie' planks had been bolted together with bolts i-iinriiiig tbroug i h"'the blocks.- The two 1 planks thus -held 'on edge wtre sto-ut-enough; : ttiey ;'-were' -secured to the forward erd of the track, trailing- to- the rear iu the usual wiq«;)the broken axle rested upon them: at ..pretty near its usual height. i The: -wheel, -.now in. disuse, wnsslunp: • with a/chain under the long hig-h beams !of -the; truck. ">•- - : .- ...'•:.-•••. •• • While the. combined planks-were am- : jily..-Btrongrit4>: support: tjie-axle, still the prefsuret.npou-'them was tremendous. and the square corners bad -been "worn -off. and..the.-planks. had been worn away on, the- under .side: UD^il they were pointed at the ends, -thus bringing a ; long 1 surf nee • of '--wood. ' on the under odgeis ol.^ithetrjjlaiiks in contact with ; tlao pavejnent.-.;As the .four big horses moved onuwith,..the."'gTeat .truck there •was.; o,isfaJnt-iodor e : of burning wood in tie air,, and now and then a little trace ;of smoke floated.- out-from ..under tha ends of the planks, Tfrom. the charring ,'of the RwiSodf-Jthei^^by friction, as the .planks, wete:xd-rawn'',;along i the stone paycm.«p.t \ytt%.the great weight of. the. — N Y Sun e pri • The Jrettesr proportionate loss ol officers to men-ro'aoy battle wna at the capture of the Kedon, where three offl- c*r* •were lost to every 23 -- Highest' of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S-GoVt Report >• Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PCJBE THE TIMBER SUPPLY. Nature's Reproductive Powers Ara Tried' to the Utmost. Mftn'4 Oatr»0en Upon the Foreit* Rapidly Denuding the Earth of Treei—Counoroptlon of the Plnn. At the present time the guard range* of the. Allegheny mountains, which extend into Mononguhclo. county, W. Va., we covered with a mixed deciduous forest of second-growth trees. This is one of the best examples that have come under my personal observation of the nat- •ral power of. forest reconstruction. During the early half of the present century this region, embracing several thousand acres lying across the north bonk of the Cheat river, was the seat of an active iron-making industry. The mountains afforded a bog ore which was accessible and of great value. The mountain slopes were then heavily wooded, and as the iron industry be- otimo established a demand for charcoal was created, and to meet this demand th« woods were harvested and converted into charcoal. This industry began about 1780, and was most active from 1822 to about 1S52, and continued in a small way until in 18GS, The largest proportion of the timber removed for charcoal purposes was cut during the most active period of the industry, and before the middle of the century. As Bocn. as the charcoal burning became unremnnerative from the exhaustion of the timber supply and the substitution of coke for charcoal in the reduction of ore, these lands, which were too steep and rugged for profitable agriculture or grazing, were allowed again to fall Into die'bauds of Mother Nature. It Is true that fire has done much injury from time to time. But even with tke adverse conditions of soil, exposure arid frequent fires, there, is to-day upon these mountains a forest -of second-growth chestnut, .poplar and oak, worth many times the value, of the land at the time the iron furnaces closed—a convincing example that our forests will reproduce themselves. This we are •told is all well enough for the moist mountain districts of the. Alle- ghaniea, but will not hold in the deforested areas of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. There is no ground for this argument, for when the forests were removed no rational system of reforestation was attempted. Even; the protection of the area- from fire has usually been neglected, arid this alone will suffice to explain why the land stripped of" its forest cover'Still remains bare. Xatural reproductive powers have not been allowed on opportunity to assert themselves! Trees are not grown sr> long as fires are allowed to rim periodically over the exploited tracts; what might take place, were they suppressed and prevented, is another question upon which some light is thrown in tho following' remarks by Mr.'H.-B. Ayres, of Garlton, Minn., on "Forest Fires:" "Even men of intelligence and prominence in the lumber business have said t 'Why prevent fire? Pine will never come in again after the marketable timber is' once cut.' This assertion needs the strongest possible denial; the mea who make such'an assertion deserve rid' icule. They were looking for saw-logs, nnd could not have looked for much, else, for loggers in, cutting often leave on an acre a hundred thrifty and vigorous yoang pines from'four to ten inches in diameter, and from 20 to 100 feet high after the log-tlmbar is cut, nnd on pine-stump • land that has es- 'caped flre 3,000 of little pine seedlings may be seen, springing up. In order to be able to refute such misstatements utterly ! have here the minutes of the exact location where young piues in excellent condition for timber growing may be seen, and right by may be seen burnt land cut the sameyearthatcojild not be put into. a.condition as promise- ing for timber for less than $20 an i^cre. In fact, so'favorable a. mil, mulch and shade, can hardly be made at once oh 'burnt land at any price. Several such 'acres on (sections) .10,50,23 were staked 'oft and the trees counted; on one from which 38,000 feet had been- cut three years before were 32 thrifty sapling white pines, 8'to 11 inches in diameter, and 30 to 80 fe*t high; 10 poplar,.S to 14 inches in diameter and 60 feet high; •3 ,COO.*or>lar sprouts,one-ha,lf to one inch in diameter; and.5 to 12 feet high; a Jight underbrush" of hazel and vine maple; and under all this.were I.2C7 .little white pine seedlings two years o!d and 4 to 6 Inches high: . Another acre on the same section, had 200 trees of white and Norway pine averaging 8 .inches In diameter and 45 feet high. Are not these worth saving?" : ." This is a specific example of what may be expected from one of the fam-' llies of trees which It is mostdiflicultto perpetuate.•". Pines, as a rule, grow only from seeds. They cannot be: managed- under the coppice system, ;yet this single observation, carefully carried •out and. recorded, is sufficient to set the .roOTt skeptical to-thinking.. ' In the deciduous forests which,, occupy the outlying ranges of the eastern mountain system* the problem Is less difficult, us most of the •desirable species reproduce themaehcs "from the stump The history of this region clearly •hows .the Influence of the rise andde-, dine of the. Iron industry on.the forest* the benefit of the substitution of coke for charcoal and the beneficial re- •uits in the way of refoi'estation when such lands are simply left to thcm»elve» and partially protected from *flr«».— Garden and Forest. CUBAN GIRLS AT WORK. Th«T of ,ra H«lpln« tbe C«nl Ubr* In Florida. Hundreds of pretty little Cuban senoritos in this .country by the toil of their honda are playing no inconsiderable part In carrying on the war. for tie freedom of their native land. There is not a Cuban colony of a dozen houecholds in this republic, whether in the great cities or ia the towns and villages along the south AtJantic and gulf states, but there IB to be found a club or eociety formed of girls .of Cubaa parentage for the purpose of , raising funds for the cause of Cuba, Down along the Florida coast there are larg« settlements of Cubans. In Pcnsacola, Tampa and Key West the population is largely, made up of set- tlors who came to this country from Ihe island with the increasing growth, of the cigar business. Hundreds -of large cigar factories have been built in these cities within tlie past few yeara, and each of those employs from 100 to 500 cigar makers, all of whom axo Cubons. In. t,h Is way the.re bas been a rush of Cubaji immigration to the cititcs of Florida on the gulf coast, tne -,vag« being pood an i the conditions of life faJ more f avow ble there than- in Cuba, with the.ills ot S|>auish rule complained of for the past few yt ars. ' In Tampa BO great !s the percentage of Cuban population that the signs over the stores for the ciost part ore pre- eented aJIke in the Eaglishand Spanish languages. The Cubans in these cities are an iute:iigent class and make good citizens. They are represented in the city councils and hold higher office* of public trust. They have their school* and colleges, and their children art jrrowing up with fa'r advantages for enlightenment and culture along with the American youth of modern times. ' The girls are .average types of the genuine senorita to be found on tie Island, in facial outlines and • dress, never having lost their fondness for the pretty laces and mantillas worn in Cuba Eince they come to live among American giria, witJi . tiheir modern American dress. They are well educated, ns a rule, and some of them have • talentsanci accomplishment* tha^nany on American girl may well envy. Of the talents common to them, music i»' chief. Scarce, indeed, are they whd cannot sing with-charming sweetnesm of tone, or play with that characteristic soul-soothing touch the piano, mandolin, and guitar. The senorita who isn't graceful with, her tiny feet is rare. 'Nearly all of them can do c3ever turns of the terpsichorean art involving: castanets and that peculiar measure of time that characteriBes Cuban and Spanish music. • • ; ' It is with these talents and those accomplishments, that, the Cuban senoritas of thi colony in America havo gone about their work of raising funda for the wounded soldiers on the island cow clouded uritli -war. They have or- gajiized cl«be and societies everywhere, and these organizations give occasiion- al erjlerta.innjents or bazars, to which''-.-, the public is invited. An admission fee is charged, and there ore all sorts of pretty little bits of !:ice work and em-,. broidery, pin cushions, glove cases, eto, .within "for sale. The money paid for .them goes 1o the fund for the insur-, gents.—Tain pa Cor. Philadelphia Time*, i :. A Wonderful Memory. • In speaking of wonderful cases of memory the writer in a recent magazine article says: "The wonderful'peiv.. formar.oes of Taul Morphy, the genius , of 'tho.chessboard, have been cited a* feats of memory. lie would play eight ' games flimultajieou&ly, blind-folded, remeinbcrhig his own moves and those : of his oi>poncnts, ana Uie position* of the pieces on each of the boards. Not' only this, but if all or partof.thegames dragged out to n- greet length and were; adjourned from one day to the next,* 'be resumed them with unfailing memory of the situation on each 'board. This, however, was not an exercise of.; memory pure and simple, but rather an. • association of idens or a concentration, of thought.on certain 'plans of .cam-, paign' on the factors entering therein, aud on details of action which had logical relation.nnd seqiience. Nevertheless, it was a phenomenal intellectual effort."—St. Louis Eepublic. Won » King 1 " Bride. German papers tell an interesting? story regarding 1 the young king of Ser-: viVbreceiit, vain trip in search of a bride. His majesty-had tu-kcn it.intp.his head that he would, ljl;c to, marry Princess | Mario, daughter'of the'king of Greece. ' The Servian • minister ^in Athens/proposed, the marriage to the'Greek rulers, and 1 received.an e.yasive answer. -The minister \va&encouraged, however,.and telegraphed'T.he,.k'ing"to'proceed"'' to Athens. The young'Grahd DukcA'lex- ander ilicliaeloyitch,.howeyer, had long;., been in love, .w^th princess .Maria, andj' when hcjc.irned .pf.the, projects.of the j. Servian monarch be .pressed'hi| suit so- hard that when the ypupg ; kijig' arrived in Athens"the engagement with: the Pussiaji .had already been announced. The unhappy diplomat -will sutler for his blunder, ocd •has'c!rcEdy";becn'Te- calkd froin h s place —Detroit Free Prcv, * --The pnncet* of \\al "; I ns an an-l nual -1 o mc<> of £100^1 for piftl money. I

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