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!«5f^^S5fi^ otifl Gray's CORNER. ^Dn new fall goods. While many met- .•hanls arc stuck on unseasonable goods tod arc using every moans possible to put them outo tlielr customers, Jolm Gray comes to the close of the season la grand shape nnd is able to tnke nd- T»ntage'of the VJT low.Enstern markets for cnsli and Rives Ills customers Mean new fresh goods away below old carried over stock. P. s.—Come and see Die difference. ,JAJ L ''• •pBbliihed every d«y '" the-w«rt (except Mor.cUy) by Uie Lo»ran»port Journal Company. W. S. WRIGHT ................... President £ HARDY ................... Vice President ~-,C. W. GRAVES .................... Secretary ,9. B. EOYER ............. • ..... ...Treasurer Price per Annum ......................... H80 '.price per Month ................. .......... M Official Paper ot City and County. (Entered a« second-claia mail-matter »t k* Logansport Poet Office. February i WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19. 1SOG. &PUBLICAN TICKET. For President. WIBLIAM McKINLET, JR., of Ohio. For Vice-President. OABRETT A. HOBART of New. Jersey. For Governor, JAMES A. MOUNT ot Montgomery Co. For Lieutenant Governor. W S HAGGARD, of Tlppecanoe Counly For Secretary of State. WILLIAM D. OWEN, of Casn County. For Auditor of State. AMBRICUS C. DAILEY of Boone County For Treasurer oJ State. TRED J. SCHOLZ, of Vanderburg County For Attorney General. . WILLIAM A. KETCHAM of Marion co. For Reporter of Supreme Court, CHARLES F. REMY of Bartholomew Co. For Superintendent of Public Instruction, D M GEETING, of Harrison Count. For Stato Statlatlcan, S J THOMPSON, of Shelby County. For Judge of tho Appellate Court. First District. WOODFOKD ROBINSON, of Gibson Co. Second District. W. E. HENLEY, of Rush County. Third District D vV. COMSTOCK of Wayne County. Fourth District. JAMES B. BLACK. Of Marion County. U Z WILEY, of Bento'n County. Electors at Large. ^ TT ,_ H. G. THAYERv CHAS F. JONES. For Congress, GEOKGE Vf. STEELE. For Joint Representative. WILLIAM T. WILSON, 'of Cass County. Tor ReprCBcntatlve-CHARLES B LONG- s Trcasurer-BENJAMIN F. KEES- For L Sher'lfC-L A. ADAMS. For Surveyor— A. B. DODD. For Coroncr-DR. J. A. DOWNEY. For Aasessor-JOSEPH BARR. For Commissioner, First Dlstdct-JOHN f* T* "R/RjV R D Tor Commissioner, Third District— ABRAHAM SHIDELER. COMEARE THEM. "The Kepubllcan party is unreserved- tf for sound money. It caused the en- ftctment of the law providing for tlie resumption of specie payments In 18"i9; •tnce then every dollar has been as good .M gold. "We are unalterably opposed to every •leasure calculated to debase oar currency or impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the tzfe coinage of silver except by Inter- actional agreement with the leading .eommerciai nations of tie world, which •we pledge ourselves to promote, and un- JH1 then such gold standard must be preserved. "All our silver and paper currency •rest be maintained at parity with fold, and we favor all measures de. Signed to maintain Inviolably the obli- . fttkme of the United States and all our monoy, whether coin or pnper, at the present standard, tbe standard of the •lost enlightened notions of the earth." — Republican platform. "We demand tire free and unlimited .^.eolnage of both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 10 to I, without jraitlns for the aid or consent of 'jay *ther nation. We demand that the Btandard silver dollar shall be «j full legal tender, equally with .gold, for all •Bebts, public aRd private, and we fav- •r tnch legislation as will prevent the demonetization of any kind of legal ten- .-•4er money by private contract,— Demo- Vatic platform. . We demand free and unlimited noln- ,,tge of silver and gold at the present le(*l ratio of 16 to 1.— Populist platform, 1802. We hold to the nee of both gold and •liver as the standard money of the eountry, and to the coinage of both gold. tad silver, , without . discriminating •gtlnst either metal or, charge for nvlnt- ! .$&, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal intrlnsle and exchangeable value or be adlnated through International agreement or by •och safeguards 'of legislation -as shall fmure i the .maintenance of the parity •f «he two'inetato and the equal power •f 6T«ir dollar at all times in the marie- tta and In payment of debt, and we. demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par' with and redeemable In «Kh coin. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOB THE PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIBST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY Democratic platform, 1802. Sound money is nt bnt, aud the Indications IHV that tlie iunliig will not be ,closed, until after election day. Tho Pharos complains because tUe hosv* ot Democracy refuse to turn aside with It, and. march into tlie sn-amps, deserting the party loader; G rover Cleveland, the party precedent.* and following a will-o'.-the-wisp. lias any one heard the voice of William Jennings Bryan raised In denial of tlie statement made by-a Democratic editor that lie has for several years been paid by tbe silver syndicate to lectui-o on tlie 1'rce and unlimited coinage of white metal'? Gold is a measure. It Is a stable standard. It is tbo basis of the best money of the world. It is beneath nil the pood money. Stability is demand ed lu a .standard Silver hicks thi< quality. But tor would form a steadier basis for a money system than silver. The value of American butter In the world's market has not changed In thirty years. Silver has fallen one- half. Wli.'i't's the matter with Issuing butter certificates? "• The snenklug insinuation of tiic Pharos that the railroad men were being, forced into the sound .money movement was thrown back in Its teeth by the president o£ the new Sound 'Money club, and the members nnd* their friends were hearty and sincere lu their expressions of approval oC thu '•hot shot" delivered by Mr. Kearney One had only to hear the speech of Mr Kearney, a "Democrat, but not a. Pop ulist," to be convinced that neither ho nor liis friends could be coerced or bullied into voting against their strong convictions. ' , . The same old ratio question bothered our forefathers' forefathers' forefath ers n groat deal, when the ratio was any old figure that a bloody-minded monarch chose to niaUe It. In one country it would be about CVi for 1, another country would call It 8 for 1, perhaps a jim crow king off in the desert would make bis coins at 0 for 1, ami there would be pieces at 10 for 1 nnd 12 for 1. These differences ami tho strife ensuing made tilings on earth very disagreeable for the old timers. This difference In ratio caused the ruin oC many minor; nations. It has been the "case since history began, that wlicu n nation wished to show independence of others or a defiance of outside power, it began l>y coining sold money. Silver was always tho metal"of subsidiary nations. It was always tlie monoy ot oppression until America made it acceptable by holding it at a par with gold. . It is the wish of Bryan aud his friends to assert Independence by coining free and without limit,;the silver oC tiic world. Tho truth Is, his plan would bo certain only to prove bur financial debasement if not our ruin. Julius Caesar committed the original "crime" against silver. He changed the ratio of silver'ftir gold from 9 to 12 for 1. Tuen he reserved for hiraselC the right to coin gold,, and closed the gold mines to the nqople. At the same time small rulers under him mined and coined silver. The ratio was sustained, although In other nations it varied from 0% to 1 to S to 1. : It Is assorted by Dolmar, good Populist authority, that even Julius Caesar could not have maintained a ratio of his own had both metals been admitted to free private coinage. Free coinage, even in that day, cheapened, silver. IT IS NOT AT ALL PROBABLE THAT THE NEXT ROUSE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY FAVORABLE TO THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER AT A RATIO OF 16 TO 1., WHEN IT BECOMES .A DEMOIs"- STRATED FACT THAT. TiHBREhlS. NO DANGER OF THIS .COUNTRY ADOPTING THE SILVER STANDARD IN CONDUCTING THE BUSr^ NESS OF THE COUNTRY, PROSPERITY WILL COME AGAIN AND. WITH LOWER TAXES ON THE, NECESSARIES OF LIFE, EVERY KIND OF BUSINESS WILL BOOM AGAIN.—Hharos editorial, 'March J2, isoc. •-,.;••..''... ' .Careful estimates, place-the proportion of Democratic signers to the .sound money railroad.men's..club, at one- third In a membership of two hundred and seventy. This 1 ' Indicates a far greater realization on tho<part of .the people'of the dangers which-threaten the country; in;the'-free sllyer movement. It Is doubtful If. .any manufacturing or business Institution could' survive free silver; 'and the loss of employment -of thousands of men would mean an Inability to buy the products, of the farms, : thus ruining the farming Interests., The dlsastervwquld.be complete and ;yet pepplevdt'llberatejy talk of voting for free silvery WAGES FALL UNDER SILVER. Labor is Very Poorly Paid in Countries Using the White : HetaI Standard. -• ; " CN.QWiYor k HoKiJd.) ' ' '' The winter fallacy of i.lie avgiiiSouts ; o f rlio.*dlv:W mcoi cannot be bolter shown t'lBiw by the labor ami commercial stat iiNhtes of the various silver-using coun- ' tries of the world and 'I'^i' comp'ariso ,u wltiU.those of coumitrias on a gold basi?. Tim table Rive's the inonetary null! n which, tlio wages of liibor are paifl in tihe vir'iaiiAsUvei-fitTuaai-il.qoMiJiijte^Bli 'otoiing the inoinitiiaJ vrtluc of the silver cote to. U.udir«V State ««M ait^XLn.U.o of 1(5 to 1, and their actual present» rUme or pim.'lKi«l:n;r''power, aW «wn.pm'oil wfciii gold: \ : India.- Rica .'.' nala ras gua ',,-• or la iy .•..•.,.'.-.:-,'.-.-:. 1 .-r..- ; :.V:.-..-.Peao .' s ;;"!~:£]!>:!^i-!:!Cposo """'."'.".'.'.'.'.'.'. -j .•..-...„:;....,„. v^....:Peso ,•..:.... ;•.'-..•: •....'...'. ..Peso ° '..,...( '...'... Shanghai -Tocl 1.3 ..,,.r,.,.:!.!-U.ij : .Y.''.. ; ...Peso ; J ;" Sucre ' ••• 'V.;V.. .,'-;.',':.•;;,, ...Yen ..; !•< ...;...,•. :.:.:.:.,... Dollar 1.0 i...Kran J ;'.;"i'.;"';';!-!\'.K".^i'.!J.'.'.R 0 ubio'";iiiiiiii".'' •' :';•.....?,•;.. ..,',-..;,.; Peso 1.0 Countries, Bolivia .... British Costa I Guatem Honduras Nlcaragu Salvador China Colombia Ecuador Japan Mexico Persia .Peru . Russia Uruguay COUNTRIES ON A SILVER BA*SIS.| AUSTRIA....._ _ | This country Is now on a RoTi!-liasi'a,'but the silver standard prevailed up to. August 18'C It Is shosvn as a silver country, because the latest statistics as td-tho-rate of wages available arc for the year 1891, -when the silver standard prevailed. Average dally wages for unskilled labor, from 40 to CO cents per day;.skilled labor, '50 cents to $1.30 per day:- 'Estimated wealth, $18,275,000,000. Foreign commerce, :$303,579,754 annually. . . : CHINA. . . : Unskilled labor, 10 to 20 cents per day; iskllled labor, 20 to 40 cents per day, Com- Jhierce, S230,"54,S5S. .-'• . .- • "RUSSIA. ••• .. . . '; This country la nominally on a silver basis, though preparing to .adopt/the- sold standard "In tho near future.' The .currency Is all paper, and, in'dntlclpatlon o£ the adoption of the polcl standard,. the paper ruble, thoug-h leprally redeemable in silver, has appreciated In value' until It has approximated the value of th.a-srold ruble. Wapes being- paid in 'paper have Increased In purchasing: power--wish-the Increase In tho value of the paper r.uhle. Unskilled labor, 40 to 50 cents- per day; skilled labor, 50 cents to SI per day. Estimated wealth, 120,445,000,000. Commerce. ?613,OG!),000. CENTRAL AMERICA... , . •' With the exception of Costa Rica,, which quite recently adopted- the gold standard, all the countries of Central America have tho silver standard. In. these countries the wapes of unskilled labor average from- 12 1-5 to SO cents per day, and- for skilled labor from ?1 to 12,50 per day. The combined annual forelprn commerce of Costa. Rica, Guatemala, Honduras. Nicaragua, and Salvador amounts to ?50,000,000. . PERSIA, . Unskilled labor,'20. to 35 cents per clay: skilled labor, 40 to 70 cents per clay; Commerce, $23,500,000, PERU. . Unskilled labor 40 to 60 cents per'day; skilled labor, 50 cents to $2.50 .-per day. Commerce, ?2S,!)25,000. •• URUGUAY. Unskilled 'labor, '50 cents to $1 per day: skilled labor, 75 cents to $1.50 per day.' Commerce, $55,275,055. MEXICO. Unskilled labor, 45 to 00 cents per. day; skilled labor CO cents to $1.SO per day. Estimated wealth, $4,000,000,000. 1 Commerce, JCS," COLOMBIA. • Unskilled labor, 25 to 50 cents per day: skilled labor. (>0 cents to $1.75 per day. ..Commerce, $29,342,000. JAPAN, ,•• Unskilled labor, IS to 20 cents per day;' skilled labor, 30 to 50 cents per day. Com-, rrierc'e, ;110,422,97.'). INDIA. I Unskilled labor, from 11 to 17-ccnts per day; skirled .labor. 23 to •).' cents. per day. Commerce, ?472,5DO,118. : ' • ; . ' " . ECUADOR. I Unskilled labor, 20. to 50 cents per day; skilled labor, 60 cents to $1.25 per. .day. Commerce, !fS,737,OCO. ' . COUNTRIES ON A GOLD BASIS. Monetary' ' unit, ' -.Boliviano ... .Rupee Nominal gold. . value. .-:.$ .935 .441 .535 .OOS .016 .632 .035 .7-18 Actual gold value or purchasing power. $ .407 .23C .497 . • .497 .497 .497 .497 .735 .497 .497 .536 .540 .184 .497 .398 .550 CHILE. ' ' Unskilled labor, 90 cents to $1.10 per day;: skilled labor, $1.25 to $1.50 per. day. Commerce, $40,381,430. ' . . . ! AUSTRALASIA. - - . •. i " Unskilled . labor, $1.50 to $1.60 per day, skilled labor, $2 to $5 per day. Estimated '•'wealth, J6.SC5,000,000. Commerce, $561,29),945. BRAZIL. This-country is nominally on a polo basts, but the currency is depreciated. Unskilled labor. 50 to 60 cents per day; • skilled labor, 75 cents to $125 per day. Commerce, $279,537,031. BELGIUM. Unskilled labor, 50 to 60 cents per day; skilled labor, 75 cents to $1.50 per day. Estimated wealth, $5,033,000,000. Commerce, $555,499,402. DENMARK. Unskilled labor, 60 to 75 cents per day; skirled labor, 75 cents to $1.50 per day. Estimated, wealth, $2,020,000,000. Commerce, $104,185,322. FRANCE! Unskilled labor, 60 to 75 cents per day; ' skilled labor, SO cents to $2 per day. Estimated wealth $42,990,000,000. Commerce, $1,721,463,500. GERMANY. Unskilled labor, 40 to 70 cents per day; skilled lalior, 75 cents to $2 per day. Estimated wealth, $32,155,000,000. .Commerce, $1,578,982,630. ITALY. Unskilled labor, 24 to 30 cents per day skilled labor, 40 cents to $1.25 per day. Estimated wealth, $14,815,000,000, Commerce $409,382,915.- HOLLAND. Unskilled labor, 30 to 70 cents per day; skilled labor, SO cents to $1.25 per day. Estimated wealth, $4,700,000,000. Commerce, $1,035,382,690. UNITED KINGDOM. Unskilled labor, 60 to 85 cents per day skilled labor, $1 to $2 per day. Estimated wealth, $47,000,000,000. Commerce, $3,31!>,588,940, ARGENTINA. This country is nominally on a g basis, but the money in circulation Is chiefly depreciated paper. Unskilled labor 70 cents to $1.30 per day; skilled labor $1 to $3'per day. Estimated wealth. 52,543,000,000 Commerce, $187,669,929. .... NORWAY AND SWEDEN. Unskilled' labor, 50 to 75 cents per day skilled labor, SO cents .to J1.25 per day. Estimated wealth $12,580,000,000. Commerce, $267,7)6,516. . SPAIN. Unskilled labor, 40 to 55 cents per day; skilled labor, 50 cents to $1.10 per day. Estimated wealth, $12,580,000,000. Commerce, $285,191,590. TURKEY. Unskilled labor, 22 to 50 cents per day; skilled labor, 50 cents to $1.25 per day. Estimated wealth, $2,935,000,o;0. Commerce, ?176,1S2,S20. PORTUGAL. Unskilled labor, 36 to 40 cents per day; skilled labor, 50 cents to $2 per day. Estimated' wealth, $2,040,000,000. Commerce, $69,417,500. CANADA. Unskilled labor, $1 to $1.20 per day; skilled labor. $1.25 .to $3 per day. Estimated wealth. $4,900,000,000. Commerce, $230,018,932. ' SWITZERLAND. Unskilled labor, 30'to 60 cents per day; skilled labor, 50 cents to $2-per day; Es r tlmated wealth, $2,470,000,000. Commerce, $310,770,012, ' VENEZULA. Unskilled labor, 80 cents to $1 per day; skilled labor, $1.50 to $3. Commerce, $29,928,000. UNITED STATES. Unskilled labor, $1 to $1.50 per day; skilled labor, $1.50 to $5. Estimated wealth, $04,120,000,000. Cpmmercc,' $1,547,135,194. *J««»»««*«»_J«M«k*.«»W«rlPM^W^"»^- ™ I- . MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. |> —The British government make*'»p examination to determine the validity of' a device for which a patent IB asked,,bUt takes It for granted that every invention is new and grants a patent to every: applicant, leaving, his claim,. If'.'eori-: tested, to he subejquently determined., by the courts. . . "; i • —The town of Salisbury, 1 Vf.,'has had only four clerks since its Incorporation, under Qov. Bennlng Wentworth," August 20, 1701. The first clerk, Tho.mas Mattlson, .held the position unitU.1784; Jacob Galuaha for 41 years, until 1825; Myron Barton, hi* successor, served lintll. October 6, 1880. He, In turn, wa* succeeded by his son Hiram, who still, holds the office,. ' '. - : I . —Queen Victoria's age has ..been 7 ex-. ceeded by only one former occupant of the 'throne of England—George PI., who was 82 years old when he died. .The age of George II. was equal to..fiat which :her majesty has attained. She has been 80 years on the throne; Only one predecessor, George III.,' who ruled, for nearly ,00 yearn, held the-Bceptre-'for a longer period than her majesty. 'K' ' —According to official flgur&i, th,$ annual consumption, of beer'in; this country has .tripled- within the past 20 years.. The present enormous output of 1,000,000,000 gallons annually .glvea a consumption officially' stated,*sit-1>.»5; ; jalions per head of-population, against 5.83; gallons, per he'a.d.in; ;8?6. .ThjitJlfe; consumption per head has a little more than doubled in the samB.-tilnethatiijIhe, total cowmmptlon has tripled. Dp. Mnnaweh Cutter; of lMwlch, : «nd "^^ ."• ~ •Ix other genttem«nvyl«lted!bhe'«d(<NHt:. 1 *? It> ''-..- ^ of Mt. Washington! In 1813 Crawford -- •the first horse climbed up.. The Summit : house dated from.1S52-and removed in ,1884. In 1870-71 Prof. Huntington and ; three companions passed the. winter on the summit, which has since been occupied "throughout the year. —A railroad man has compiled stn- : tistics which show that there is,.only •one raih'ond passenger killed' out of every 1,935,153 carried on the railways, 1 and that, for every 183,822 carried only one is likely to be injured. He bases his calculations on t/he fatalities and casualties' on railroads during the last IS yoa.rs. His figures further show thai 'a man's chances are such that he would 'have to travel 4,400,6500 miles before getting hurt, nnd go 47,588,063 miles before being killed. Hookml a Se» Lion While Flihinf. A sea lion.story comes from San Diego, Cnl,, .that'is substantiated by the sklu of .the lion, now at the home of the captor. An oiigleron the government jetty at the harbor mouth baited his hook. with a smelt. The hook was swallowed 'by a. small leopard shark. A large sea lion' happened by and was attracted by the '.furious antics of the captive shark as the flsh endeavored to break tbe line. The lion .paddled .up and swallowed the shark and hook. The barbjof tbe stout book became firmly implanted in tbe vitals of the lion. Tten there was fun for. the angler.; The line wB* tied to too' jet'iy. Several men aided the aligler In 'play/ng .the lion. For;more .than an hour there was* furious fight. The lion -. retorted to all the cunning known to his ~'Klii3 to'getaway. It was useless. His, strength was exhausted. ;Thebeastwa« drawn to the shore and dispatched with . built a stone cabin there, and In Highe* of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report Out of 100 Hves insured In England- only flv^jro women. ._,,~\i . \L * ,' ,.,v Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE INDIAN DIVORCES. Summary Proceedings of the Dl»- Batisfled Married Bravo. Bo«nt Ceremony Uied In dtitlng Off the Galliot Yoke Which Bladi Him to HI. Objectionable Bo;u»w. With most of the plains Indians marriage consists simply in picking out the maiden, leading her to a cabin or wigwam, and installing her as mistress of the house and cornfield, sometimes with the necessary preliminary of paying the father a po«y or two or an installment of blankets, and occasionally witli some Blight ceremony performed by chief or medicine man. And when the brave grows tired, of his partner he can get rid of her as easily us he won her. The people who are now flocking to the Dakotas or Oklahoma to get divorces would be supremely happy if they could throw off the galling bonds of wedlock as easily as docs the reservation Indian. The fact having been formally announced by the bead man of the clan, tie divorce takes place when the tribe is gathered at a dance. When all are assembled and the circle formed, the dis«)ntenU>d warrior strikes a drum used by the revellers, (gives away a few presents (ofttimes making a present to the squaw he intends to take next), and then, in a short, bombastic speech, he stigmatizes his wife by giving her over 1o tbe tender mercies of other braves, while they look upon him enviously and consider that bt has performed on. act of bravery in his desertion. Often as many as half a dozen divorces are thus obtained at a single don.ce; no tedious waiting, no courts, no lawyers, and no trouble about alimony or the custody of the children. And the squaws thus castoff as a general thing seem to take it as a matter of course, and before theclose of the 1anco ,-ire using the wiles known and used by the women of the world over in an effort to repair as speedily as possible I he break in their hearts and matrimonial experience. With the taking of land in severally nnd putting on of citizenship, however, the Indian finds that he has ceine-nted the tics that were so loose before, for tlie courts everywhere arc deciding that the tribal marriages are legal and binding upon the Indian who becomes-a citizen. And if tbe weight of one legal marriage wears somewhat heavily upon a white mnn, how must it be with the red nian who has contracted two. three four, or even more alliances which the court now declares legal and at the same time takes awny his former avenue of relief? T.he first court divorces ever jivei any member of the southwest reserva tion tribes was granted in tlie district court, at El Reno several weeks' ago. The fair plaintiff in the case was a full blooded Kiowa girl, whose name was something like BeaU Koo, but perhaps it had never before been so reduced to writing until it appeared upon the rec- oi-da of the court She was totally unfamiliar with the English language, and it wauS necessary to tell her troubles by theaJdofn-n interpreter,butthe trouble was to find some one that could interpret the weird dialect of Kiowa. Judge Jack Stillwell, the ex-scout, was present, and, although quite familiar with the Comanche tongue, he was com- 'pelled to confess that he could not handle Kiowa.' A way was soon found whereby she could, tell her tale of woe to Judge Burford. Caddie Konkie (Block Crane), a leading member of the Kiowa tribe, and a very intelligent man, was present, and' while he could not talk English, he could speak Kiowa, and interpret it Into Comanche, and Judge Stillwel-l then interpreted It into English. She stated that she was not quite 10 years of age, and that she had been married to a white man named King for three years, but that he had left her over two years ago, and that she was now living with her parents. After,hearing oil the fncts the 'iourt granted her privilege to assume her maiden name, or any other name she saw fit. At the next term of the district court at Tologo, T) county, however, will be presented an application for divorce, the like of which is without a parallel, a.nd the judge and attorr-\v will loolc in vain for precedent decisions in all the law reports extant. Yellow Bonnet, a Cheyenne Indian of some note, living on his allotment near this city, has applied for a blanket divorce from four wives. Yellow Bonnet gives as his reason for such a sweep- Ing divorce that he has embraced tho Christian religion, and his wives have refused to become Christians.—St. lx>uis Globe-Democrat. A Polllh for Linen. A laundry polish for shirts, collar* and cuffs may be made as follows: Melt together, one ounce of white wax and two ounces of spermaceti with a large spoonful of salt. Dissolve these ingredients over a slow fire and pour into a wet cup' to cool. Make boiled starch In the usual way, cooking it. slowly for 20 minutes; and for every tablespoonful of dry starch used, put a lump of the above preparation about as large aa » cherry. JJse no cold itarcb, and-do not •prinkle. When the starched piece* »«* dry; lay them In • wet towel for two hours and bring up the gloss by rubbing BTcnly with the heel of a polishiriglron; " great seetet In nrJaztnjr starched goods is to use Ihe polishing iron properly.—St. Louis Bcpublitf. ALL BEANS. , ^ IMtt of ft Boiton Frenchman While Com- fined ID • PrUon In Cnbu. Sixty-two days. Three meals a day. Beans for every meal. That was the record of Pierre Kich- eJleu's'imprisonmentby tbe Spanish authorities at Santiago de Cuba, If Pierre was a. native Bostonese, h«, would porbably have liked nothing better, but he was born in France, and is a man of tho sea withal, and that protracted period of subsistence upon beans has left rancor in his heart and utter demoralization in his Interior economy. Pierre had taken out naturalization papers in Boston previous to riskinghl* life, liberty and digestive machinery In Spanish territory. He hoped fondly, but vainly, ttoat this ceremony would render him bean-proof. In his travels about tie world he had heard of th« vast use the Spaniards made of beans. He is now "standing off and on" about the corridors of the United States district court in Boston, waiting for th« authorities to look up his "citizen papers," and witlh, them, as a basis to file a $20,000 claim against the government of the dons for the destruction'of his intestinal equipment. Pierre's complete name is Pierre Gustave Lay met Richelieu. In February of 1895 he found himself in Port au Prince, Hayti. One day he started out In a little boat called the Yankee Doodle, and, with a companion named August Boiton, went fishing B-long tbe confit for turtles. A storm drove them out of their reckoning, and on a dark night they went ashore upon the coast of Cuba, No sooner had they «et foot on the soil than a lot of vigilant senors thrust them into prison as Insurgent sympathizers. There they remained 62 days. Now, Spain feeds her army and navy principally upon beans, and the Spanish captors reasoned that what was good enough for the warriors; of Castile . was certainly good enough for rebel suspects. So beans they got, and nothing more. The weary weeks of confinement and bean diot were. punctuated witih clicering announcements from time to time, that tbcy might expect to be shot witliin a day or two. "Well," says Richelieu, "they didu'tdo th"a.t, but it's about the onJy thingf.they, didn't do.. We bad nothing-to eat but beans." • Whether itwas really the beans or the fca.r of death 'that did it, within a Tew days both the: men were so ill they could scarcely stand. They managed at last to guin the notice of the American con- siil and were released. There was no, . evidence against them. They came back', to-?Tew York, victims of beans and An- dalusian perversity, and demanded that tlie United States government obtaJn redress for them. Bolton's status as a citizen was all riarht, and the American minister at Madrid', has been ordered to present his claim for bean damnge. But poor Pierre was in no such luck. His papers—tho first set taken at Portland. Ore., in. 1872, a.nd the second at Boston, inlSTS—were all m;;x!c out In the name of Gustav Lnymet. His statements aboxit them have- all been verified.. His tale is unquestionably true, but ha says tbe papers, which be had with liim wheo. he was seized in Cuba, were taken from . him and kept by the Spaniards. Xot having them in bis possession, and tbe fact that-he took them out in a false name, hnv» sadly .blocked hl« claim to damapps for t!ho bean treat- • memt. But he lives in indigestion,-and hope that the whole muddle about the papers will be straightened out veiy soon, nnd that then- be.will get money enough from Spain to live on "plum duff" for tbe remainder of his days.— N. Y. Journal. New Theory of Snnitroke. An English physician has discovered that sunburn is produced by penetrating- light rays and not by heat at all. The face of a victim of sunburn is not only swollen, but pitted, and at the bottom of each pit the microscope discloses a freckle. Th<> physician who has :node this interesting discovery claims^that sunstroke can be averted by wearing a hat and clothes' cf an orange hue. No remedy is found f« be so satisfactory as the use of pigments. A lady who wore a blouse with red and white stripes had red stripes imprinted on her •boulders by the sun underneath the white, while the skin under the red ttrlpes'remained normal in color. •' Awarded Highest Honors—World's Fair. •on* it. CREAM BAKING MOST PERFECT MADE. » wre Grape Crwm of Tartar Powa«.-Free It Ammonia, Alum or wiy other »dultti«l« 40 Years the Stanford.

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