The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1891 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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ess MMMM f-AWS. e courts have decided that rotating to tak« apftpers (Mil periodicals from the postofflce, or femovintt utid leaving thmn uncalled lor is prtmn fttetoevidence of INTBNTIONAI, t UAUD. RUSSIA should rate as a great military power, for she has the men for fighting. The population is now about 115,000,« 000, with a good, steady increase. THE custom prevailing in the German army of attaching to the clothing of each man in active service a card giving Ws rank, name and regiment is to be adopted in the British army. Head and wounded men are by this meam readily Identified. THB value of diamonds and other precioxis stones imported into this country in a single year is set at about $12,400,000, and the demand is rapidly increasing. In no other country in the World are so many of these expensive ornaments worn as here. A COLLECTION of 7,000 butterflies and moths, unique of its kind, since all were bred from eggs, has been given to the New York imiseum of natural history by Mrs. M. Schuyler Elliott. The collection represents in part the joint work of herself and her husband, Prof. 8. Lowell Elliott, who died two years ago. AFTER July 1 the flag of the union will have forty-four stars, the forty- fourth representing Wyoming, admitted during the year. In the new arrange- tnent there will be six horizontal rows of stars, the row at the top and that at the bottom each containing eight stars, and the four rows between each containing seven. A PECULIAR feature of the River Nile is that from its junction with the Atbora, for a distance of more than 1,600 miles to the sea, there are no afflu- ents. This fact, together with the burning sand and the hot sun of the desert, causes the most of the stream to evaporate, leaving but a small body of water ;to flow into the sea. No person is permitted to take oys- *rs in the public waters of Maryland Without paying a license based upon the extent of the outfit and apparatus employed by the fishermen. Last season, from the 1st of October, 1800, to the 1st of A pril, 1891, the state's receipts from licenses were about §53,000. It cost $83,000 to collect that money. IT is a fact not generally known, says the Philadelphia Record, that Independence Hall is closely watched on the outside night and day. It is said that if this precaution was not taken the historical old pile would soon be defaced, if not totally wrecked, by relic tunters. Despite the close watch kept, the vandals once in a while manage to carry off a piece. WHV FAVA WAS RECALLED, New Orleans Lynching filscussed Itt the Italian Chamber. ROMK, May 16.—The Marquis dl Rudini in the chamber of deputies Thursday discussed the New Orleans affair, and said it was simply a legal question. The departure of Baron Fava from Washington, he continued, had been ordered as a protest against the action of the United States in rejecting responsibility for the affair. European sympathy, the premier added, was with Italy, and he hoped for a friendly solution of the question involved. Sig. Puiiitieri, after acknowledging what he termed the strict legality oi Premier di Rudini's action in the dispute with the United States and the moderate character of his demands, asked whether, in view of the verdict of the New Orleans grand jury, it would not be more dignified to renounce the matter and leave the responsibility for the lynchings on those tolerating them. Sig. Cavelletto expressed his regret at the rupture in the relations between the United States and Italy. He thought that little should be said about the affair as it was a very delicate matter. He begged Premier di Rudini to use every endeavor to bring about a settlement of the dispute, which he said ought not to be allowed to linger. Prp.mir di Rudini said exaggerated importance ought not to be given to the New Orleans affair, nor a question essentially judicial converted into one of national dignity. The recall of Baron Fava was a protest against the conduct of the United States government in declaring itself irresponsible in the matter. The question seemed to be entering a new phase. "Judicial proceedings had been commenced against thelynchers," continued the premier, "but I cannot say to what extent the proceedings are serious. Nevertheless I am certain that Europe approves our action. Our consul at New Orleans has been recalled partly because the government wishes to obtain the fullest information in regard to the matter, and partly because we fear that some of the communications which the consul published or permitted to be published were inopportune." ' Replying to a question relating to the New Orleans grand jury and Sig. Corte, the Italian consul at New Orleans. Premier di Rudini added that he had learned through the newspapers of the incident regarding the consul. If the news were true the matter would of itself suffice to prove the necessity of the recall of Consul Corte. The discussion was then adjourned. AGAINST THE ITALIANS. Recommendations Citizens' Cominit- AN interesting experiment in national politics is inaugurated by the passage Jb Michigan of a law for the choice of presidential electors by localities instead of by the state at large. The Warrant for this change is found in the provision of the first section of the second article of the federal constitution, which provides that electors shall be chosen by each state ''in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct" J. T. MURRAY, of St. Louis, says there has been quarried in Maine a solid .•shaft of granite that will be much larger ^than the obelisk in Central park and -will be the largest monolith in the •world. It is without a crack or flaw, sand is 115 feet long and 10 feet square .at the base. The largest Egyptian obe- " : Usk, which is now at Rome, is 105 feet high, so that the Maine stone exceeds it by 10 feet. It is computed to . eigh not fer from 850 tons. Miss JEAN GORDON, of Cincinnati, •upon whom will be conferred a degree at the Philadelphia college of pharmacy, has earned the highest average ever attained by any graduate from that in- etitution. Out of the one hundred and eighty-four graduates in the class of this year, only six obtained the highest rating of "distinguised." Miss Gordon was one of the six. She was the only •woman in her class, and had to contend with bright young men. MOKE people are going abroad this year than ever before, and the exodus to Europe is characterized by the steam- Bhip agents as something extraordinary. The craze for foreign travel was originally started by the fashionable element of Gotham, but it has since infected circles who can hardly be characterized as fashionable, and a decidedly conglomerate mixture of all classes and conditions of souiety has been found on all tl*e outgoing steamers. WHEN Alexander Pope visited the Orient nearly two centuries ago he obtained a slip of one of the willows beside the waters of Babylon, whereon the children of Israel hung their harps in the days of captivity. Planting the wan* upon his return to England, he secured a thrifty tree in time. From this latter Martha Washington seeun-d « twig, which it is said she brought to Arlington Heights, with the same re- eult. And now a tree g-rown from a slip taken from hers has just been planted in the Indiana state-houxj grounds. Important Report and by the New Orleans tee. NEW ORLEANS, May 15.—On October 18 last under a resolution of the city council the mayor was requested to appoint a committee of fifty or more citizens to investigate thoroughly the matter of the existence of secret societies or bauds of oath-bound assassins. The mayor appointed this committee, known as the "Citizens' Committee," which on Thursday submitted its final report. The first work of the committee was to obtain from the chief of police a report of ninety-four assassinations by Italians and Sicilians where the accused escaped for want of evidence. Then followed the assassination of the chief of police. The result of the trial which followed demonstrated to 'the people that no one was safe from the mysterious baud that had plied itself and was operating outside of and regardless of the law. It was only when this fear grew into absolute .conviction that the people themselves rose in their might, took the law into their own hands, and then followed the events of the 14th of i\ arch. The report at considerable length goes on to show the existence here of the Mafia which for years had terrorized the Italian population of this city, levying tribute at pleasure under penalty of death if refused. A sub-committee called upon the Italian consul and assured him that the purpose of the body was to legally rid the community of criminals and give greater security to life and property to all its citizens of whatsoever nationality. The consul said that he was satisfied of this and was ready to cooperate to this end. He said he was convinced of the existence of the Mafia in this city, and that a cotorie of its members (composed principally of the men who were killed at the parish prison) had at one time attempted to take his life. In the resolution of appointment this committee was requested to suggest needful remedies. On this subject the report says: "In our opinion the remedy is: 1. The regulation of immigration, a. Keform in the wim- iiml laws and administration of criminal jus tice. 3. A law recognizing the existence o! a bar association and endowing it with full power to try and disbar any attorney whose evil practices render him unworthy of being an olllcer of courts. The onlj 'adical remedy which suggests itself to us is thu- jntii-e proiu bition of immigration from Sicily und lower Iluly. It was found necussary to prohibit Chinese immigratio'i, and congress passed the necessary law. The danger to California from Chinese was no greater than the danger to this state from the Sicilian and southern Italians. We have hud lon.f experience with these people and that experier se has been a sad one. They are undesirable citizens, und there is no reason why they should be permitted to participate in the blessings of a freedom and civilization which they are not only unable to appreciate but which they refuse to under stand or accept." THE Argentine Republic was formerly apait of the viceroyalty of Peru and ^fterw&rd of the Provincias Unidas del Kio de la Plata, including Paraguay And Uruguay. It has been independent «ince 1816, but has sult'ered severely through its frequent civil commotions And political disturbances. Ihe area of its self-governed provinces is more than 515,700 square miles, and that oi the ^erritories is about 009,014 square jniles. Its population in the provinces 8,500,000, and in the territories at^out V 100,000. This country is v«ry level, except in ltd -uost northern aud western PEftiSHEDJJY A Train Surfotindedby FltttHe* m « ing i»enii»ylvnnlA Forest »n4 Bereft Pitt* ton* Are Known t6 Have Lo*t 1%elr tlvcw-Mfiny Other* Terribly Burned. COUDBRSPOBT, Ptt.,Mfty 13.—The^pretty little lumber-farming towns of Austin, Costello, Galeton and Moore's Run, In Potter county, are on. the verge of a panic, two especially being threatened with annihilation from fires that seem to form an impenetrable wall on every side. For Severn,' days the skies ha»e been lighted up with fires apparently in every direction, but little fears were entertained by people living in the towns, as those threatened were farmers in the country districts and the lumber camps In the midst of the blazing forests. In spite of every effort, however, the flames crept steadily, in snaky lines of smoke and flame, toward the helpless towns until it was seen the people must fight back the flames or have their very houses burned down over their heads. At Moore's Run, on the pretty Sinnemahoning road, a trainload of seventy-five willing men who had been sent out f rc'n Austin Sunday night had been flghtir/g back the fire by every conceivable means. They made trenches, piled up earth and lighted back fires, but were finally obliged to retreat. The men hastily boarded the train and started to tnako a run to another point, when it was found they were hemmed in by the forest fires on one side and a huge skidway of logs on the other. It was finally decided to dash past the burning skidway, and the engineer and firemen, with faces covered with dampened cloths and their hands and arms wrappect in wool, mounted the little engine and pulled ou1 through the wall of fire. The seventy- flve exhausted men gathered in groups on tho flats for protection, or lay on their faces on the floor. As the blazing furnace of logs was approached the heat became unbearable and the smoke so blinding and stifling the men were obliged to cover their mouths with cloths. Just opposite the million feet o: burning logs, where the heat and smoke and flame were the greatest, terrible thing occurred. The en gineer had forgotten that sue! great heat would surely spreac the rails and he pulled the throttle wider in the hope of soone escaping from the torment of hea and smoke. Then there was a lurch an ominous heaving and a shriek of despair as the train toppled over into the hell of fire beneath. A scene ensued never to be forgotten by those who escaped, though every man will bear to his grave a mark of that awful moment The cars caught fire like so many paper playthings, and the men within half- blinded and scarcely realizing anything except that they were being slowly roasted to death, struggled fearfully to regain the track where safety lay, for a time at least. Those uninjured from the fall and only smarting from the pain of intense heat bravely turned their burned, blackened hands to aid their more unfortunate fellows. At this hour it is impossible to secure detafls, though enough is known of the scene that followed the hurling of the struggling mass of men into the furnace of flames to say its like had never occurred before. Superintendent Badger, superintendent of the Sinnemahoning Valley railroad, was in charge of the relief train and had worked the hardest of all to save the properties of others. When the train ditched and rolled over so suddenly he must have been injured so as to be unable to help himself, and owing to the smoke and panic he was not found until too late—jammed in the wreck, he had evidently slowly burned to death. It is known that six others also miserably perished at once or died soon afterward and thirty others of the party were badly burned many probably fatally, owing to then inhaling the flames that seemed to fairly spring into their faces. Seven others of the party are missing and their fate is unknown, though they are likely to be found in the charred wood of the logs or train. Relief parties started for the scene as soon as the fearful news spread, many male relatives of the men injured insisting on accompanying the tram, though they will hardly be able to reach the place of the wreck unless the fires have burned themselves out. The body of the superintendent has been found burned to a crisp and the entire party would have perished in the burning train or forest fire had they not immersed themselves in a creek. The fires have been raging forty-eight hours, twelve solid miles of lumber in one district have already been burned. Owing to the great devastation done to everything in the way of the fire communication is badly interrupted, and it is impossible to learn the names of the men burned or those still missing. As to the damage, it is known 40,000,000 feet oii^hemlock logs and timber and 25,000 cowls of valuable bark have already been destroyed, and the fires are raging without any appreciable diminution. The people are praying for rain, as it seems nothing but a drenching will quench the flames that have grown &o fierce they must either be extinguished by the floods of heaven or burn out for lack of material. A million beacon lights seem to be burning from every mountain and hillside, and the air is so oppressive that many workers faint from exhaustion and ai*a dragged away from a flame that has done nothing as yet but steadily advance. &iE0 BY THi HASH. I fating WMa of an Aged Tennetieean Whipped to Heath by Her Husband's Angry Daughters find ft tiftnft of Their Female Friends — A Feud Started and Several Men Have Already Been Slain. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 18.—. iVolf's Creek ia a little hamlet nestling 1 n the midst of the Frog mountains on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Its population is made tip of mountaineers of more than average intelligence, who are all more or less interested in illicit whisky. "Old Man" Bell has for many years been the patriarch of this community. His wife died March L8. He seemed crazed with grief then, but, though he has passed his allotted ihree-score years and ten, three weeks ater he led to the altar Mary Williams, a handsome mountain lass of 17 summers. His family protested, his daughters raged, his sons fumed, but "Old Man" Bell asserted his right to do as he pleased. Mary Williams, though young, was not. above reproach, and the Bell family determined to drive her away. She scorned their threats and clung closer to the side of her stalwart husband. Tuesday of last week a few women induced Mary to go with them into the woods in search of strawberries. When half a mile from her house Mary found herself surrounded by sixty masked women and a few men. A committee disrobed her and while her screams awoke only the echoes from the surrounding rocks tied her to a tree. Then the stepdaughters, the old man's three girls, administered alternately 100 lashes. Before the last was given Mary had fainted away and the blood was flowing freely from her mangled flesh. When she was carried home "Old Man" Bell became furious. Among the men present at the whipping was John Ballew, who gave the names of some of the women, and the old man swore out a warrant for their arrest, but before the trial at tho justice's office his young wife died, shrieking with agony. The mountaineers approved of the whipping and determined to make an example of Ballew. Forty of them went to Ballew's house. He heard the drunken mob before it reached his cabin and was prepared to receive it with his Winchester. John Bell fell dead from Ballew's first shot. Bill Bell, Hiram Martin and John Johnson were mortally wounded, and several others were woxtnded before the crowd retreated. Craig Miles, of the Ducktown Reporter, wrote an account of the affair. Twenty or thirty of the Bell party, armed with Winchesters, rode into Ducktown with the avowed purpose of killing ' Miles, who was compelled to flee the town. The Bell faction and their sympathizers to the number of several hundred have sworn to revenge the death of John Bell, and have left their stills and fields and, armed with rifles and liberally supplied with liquor, have taken possession of the region about Wolf's Creek. Ballew, old Bell and their sympathizers are back in the mountains, also armed, and a conflict between the two factions is inevitable. The coroner oi Polk county is unable to hold an inquest. No one is willing to serve on the jury. Polk county is in the extreme southeastern corner of Tennessee, remote from railroad or telegraph facilities. The women who were said by Ballew to have taken part in the whipping were ordered committed to jail but the constable was warned not to attempt to take any of them in charge under penalty of death. Bell declares that tho murderers of his wife shall pay the penalty of their crime, even though his daughters go to the scaffold, and he vows that if necessary he will take the law into his own hands. A MURDEROUS ATTACK. An Attempt Made on the Life of the Czar's Son la Japan. BERLIN, May 13.—A dispatch received here from Tokio, the capital of Japan, announces that an attempt has been made upon the life of the czarewitch, but that the imperial traveler, though seriously wounded, is considered to be in no danger of dying. According to a dispatch from Shanghai the czarewitch had gone to a picturesque resort called Otan, on Lake Binaumi, 6 miles from Kioto. There a native policeman named Tsuaa Sanso attacked the prince, striking him on the bead with his sword with intent to murder. Owing to the thickness oi the sun helmet worn by the prince the sword was deflected and described a cut down the side of the forehead, not of a serious character. The imperial party hastened back to Kioto and got surgical assistance. The culprit ia believed to be insane. The Japanese emperor and his ministers hurried to Kioto to express their sympathy. ST. PETEKSBUBG, May 13.—The official account confirms the dispatch from Shanghai about the attack upon the czarewitch and adds that as the assailant raised his weapen for a second blow Prince George, of Greece, floored him with a walking-stick. The czarewitch himself telegraphed his father that his injury was not serious enough to change his programme. A Victory lor Prohibition. DEB MOINES, la., May 15.—The prohibitionists of Iowa are greatly elated by an important decision rendered by Judge Shiras in the federal court Wednesday. An attempt hai been made to block proceedings under the late prohibitory law by having the same transferred to the federal courts. Judge Shiras, in a case from Oukuloosa, ruled that unless CONSUL CORTE RECALLED. Itudiiil Wants Full Particular* of Orleans Aflttlr. ROME. May 12. — The Italian consul at New Orleans, Sig. Corte, has been notified to return home in to furnish the Italian government with an exact account of the events which have taken place since ib® mui/der of Chief of Police Heunessy. Vice/Consul Porno, consulate of New York, state laws, for which the state were ample. It is ccusidered. porta.j'4proibibitory victory. courts ajjim- , j i. T1 ... , i of the Italian uuuw new questjoos were involved the U mted j wUJ ^ fop CoosuJ ^.^ j n t]le * s cour u j^ j & De ii eve( j ' •••'-' to obtain in tb.H triple Will Be Represented at Chicago, WASHINGTON, May 18.—Peru and Jamaica have officially accepted invita tions to participate in the World's Columbian exposition in 1893, and have made appropriations to defray prelim inary expenses. A Refinery In Ashes. LIMA, O., May 18.—The entire plan of the Eagle Refining Company of this city was consumed Tuesday evening. Loss about $75,000. The plant included large cooperage works, bar- reling works, six stills, oix 8,000-barre) tanks, loading racks and tank cars, nearly all oi which are a total loss. NONE WERE SPARED. flie J«rorthw«»tefn Railway company toll* charge* Every Switchman on Its Entire System—Ite&sona fof lit Actlotu CHICAGO, May 15.—At, precisely 7 .O'clock a. m. Thursday, every switchman in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company-^-200 in this city and 800 employed at points along the line- was discharged and paid off. The company chose this hour as the most convenien^ to notify both the day and night men'that their services would no longer be required. General Manager Whitman of the road reports that so far'there has been no trouble or disturbance occasioned by the lockout. The road has been preparing for this action during the past two months, and for every man discharged there was another ready to take his place. Yardtnaster Frank Mclnerny, whose discharge the switchmen demanded and inforced by a tie-up during General Manager Whitman's illness six weeks ago was reinstated and took charge of the new men. The company say that Mclnerny was never really discharged. His name has never been taken off tho pay rolls of the company, but his position has remained vacant, as he has remained away from his work pending the trouble starting on his account. Mr. Whitman said the company would no longer put up with the state of things that has existed during the past three years and its action is a practical demonstration of its intention to run its own business. On account of the men being always ready to strike on the slightest provocation the train service has been unsatisfactory to the public and to the company itself, and now he proposes to put a stop to' it. A few weeks ago, after the trouble caused by Yardmaster Mc- lnerny, a canvass was made of the 1,071 locomotive engineers in the employ of the Northwestern by representatives of the company. Every man promised to stand by the company in case a,strike or lockout sh'ould be inaugurated. They sympathized with Mclnerney. The officials of the company say this is not a fight against the Switchmen's union. Their men, as in many other yards, have frequently quit work without a moment's warning and without the sanction of the union. The company will probably hire men without discrimination, but will not be dictated to any longer. The circular announcing the discharge of the switchmen stated that in reorganizing the switching service preference would be given to such men previously employed as were, in the of the company, cap- worthy, otherwise the would at once be other men arranged for. Quite a number availed themselves of the offer and went to work with the new men, and the company claims that with its new force it has been able to handle all its passenger and.suburban business, and perishable freight. About 200 policemen are stationed at different points in the city. About fifty men of this force were stationed at each of the North avenue and Wood street yards, the most threatening points. The precaution of massing a larger force at these two points than at any other proved a wise one, as mobs of angry switchmen assembled at both places. They were excited and demonstrative, but refrained from any serious outbreak, being apparently overawed by the superior force of police. The company claims that it is being supported by all the orders belonging to the Federation of Railway Employes except the Switchmen's Mutual Aid association. All trainmen are doing the work of the discharged switchmen. This wholesale discharge of men is one of the most important events that has occurred in the railroading 1 history of this city and if the company comes out ahead will be followed by results of the utmost importance to the traveling public. Should ;he plan adopted by the Northwestern road prove successful the switchmen on other roads will think ;wice before striking on June 1, as has aeen arranged. Owing to the great financial loss and danger to property and life caused by strikes of the switchmen other roads have been afraid to adopt the bold plan inaugurated by the Northwestern road, but if this step proves a success other roads have signified their intention of following suit. No railroad company in the United States has ever had the nerve to discharge at one time all the men in any single department of the road. This fact makes this affair of worldwide interest, and the fact that this is not a strike, but a plain discharge for insubqrdina- tion places the company on an entirely different footing than has been the case heretofore when trouble between the management and employes was pending. The men as yet seem to hardly know where they stand; they aro even uncertain as to whether they will get the support of other railway labor organizations, and say they will make no move until the meeting of the supreme council of the Federation of Railway Employes, which has been called for Saturday. Most of the organizations composing it are said to be favorable to the company. Dispatches from Fort Howard, Es canaba, Baraboo, Milwaukee, Winona Council Bluffs, Boone and Des Moiues state that the new men are workinj PfTH AND POINT, judgment able and positions filled by >«—Strange how much mow pride * man takes itt having lived long fcfoatt ttt having lived well. —"1 hear Brown married his cook*" "Not exactly. Hifl wife wasn't a dook until after she married him."—Harper's Bazar. —Tommy—"Paw, what is *" Mr. Figg—Fame, my eon, is something 1 a man makes money out of after he ia dead."—Indianapolis Journal, —Young Doctor (triumphantly)— *That is my first patient." Undertaker (blandiv—«Will you kindly give me an tntrodu .on?"—New York Recorder. —If you want to hear pleasant things about yourself don't go to the man who is dissatisfied with himself and keep away from the man who is satisfied with himself.—Elmira Gazette. —Over Sensitive.—Freshleigh, '94 (to Miss Autumn, who has just made a sarcastic remark)—"You are withering. Miss Autumn." Miss A.—"Sir—r—r— r ? ! 1 1"—Harvard Lampoon. —"Are you sure that tho author Schmieri is really reconciled with hi» wife?" "Yes, I am sure of it, for she reads what he writes and he eats what she cooks."—Fliegende Blaettor. —"It strikes me that Russian authors have a remarkably venerable and careworn look." "Yes; but then look at the language they have to do their thinking in."—Washington Post. —"I was just struck with an idea," said Gus de Jay. "Well, if it is one of pour own," replied Gus' father, "I juess you ain't likely to be black and blue from it."—Washington Post. —"Do you know, Ethel," said Chappie, "that you dwell in my mind altogether?" "I don't either," said Ethel, "and, what is more, I never shall live In a flat as long as I v live."—Epoch. —Ed—"Isn't Grinder pretty well run 3own in health?" Ned—"I should say he was. The poor fellow is working himself to death trying, to earn money enough to carry his life insurance."— Lowell Citizen. —"I would like to ascend this mountain," remarked the traveler to a guide. "Can you take me? What do you sharge?" "It depends, sir. Do you want to be guided with or without risk if your life."—Fliegende Blaetter. —A Wise Present.—Father—"Thank Heaven! there is no danger of my boy sver becoming a fast young man." Friend—"How is that?" Father—"I have secured a position for him as a telegraph messenger."—Yankee Blade. —There is more benefit in a good laugh than in all the hot water remedies, faith cures, cold water, electric a,nu all other new-fangled treatments In the world, and it does not cost anything. Laaigh. If you know of nothing else to laugh at, laugh at your leighbor. He is probably improving his aealth by laughing at you.—Atchison Slobe. —His Terms.—Mrs. De Fashion—"I give a little reception next Thursday svening, and I. would like to have some music, piano solos particularly. What would be your terms?" Prof. Pianissimo—"Eef T go zere simply as a musi- und blay my selections und leave, gharge twenty-fife tollars; but eef 1 must go as a guest und spend ze whole venhig talking to von back of fools, I harge vifty tollars." — Demorest's lonthly. THE WHEELBARROW TEST. well. is teekii Of its allii Killed lo a Me., May 13,—Mi«i Rowe, while riding w^tb IW&F un- cie Monday, was thrown lrp» ttw earriage, and killed, her n^sfc - beinjg broken. Strikers Victorious, ST. Louis, May 14.—The journeymen carpenters held a meeting at Central Turner hall Wednesday, and it was reported that several more bosses bad given in. The master builders held ft meeting Tuesday, and after an exciting debate a resolution to lock the men out was defeated by a largo majority, and another resolution was adopted indorsing the action of a previous meeting- to ray 87 X cents an bpur, with an. amendment that all buildere HOW Pft?" ipjF 4$ CflftttS Wjj.d 'ffiPtrj.TH'.'B tfll'^iQ A. "Woman Who Knew How to Try a Soldier's Bravery. Three or four,of us on the car were alklng about Gen. Sherman's death, and, as might have been expected, ona >f the group modestly admitted that he was with the lamented general on his aroous march to the sea. There was a woman in the seat ahead, surrounded >y bundles and baskets, and evidently ig somewhere on a visit. The war ialk soon stirred her up, and she turnetf to the veteran and queried: "Were you right in a battle?" "Yes'm." "Dead men all around?" "Yes'ra." "Wounded crying for water?" "Y«s'm." "Bombshells and cannon balls falling around you like hail?" "Yes'm." "And you didn't run?" "No'ra, I should hope not," he modestly replied. "Stood right there and never got scart, eh?" "Yes'm." "Well, now, I don't believe it!" she bluntly exclaimed. "It ain't human natnr'. It ain't accordin' to things." I hope you do not doubt my word; madam." "Yes, I do," she sharply replied. <4 J don't believe you have got any more nerve than my Sam has, and Sam can'.* stand the test." "Then you have a test?" "Yes, I have. You jeut get off at Scottdale, where I am going to stop. There'll be a wheelbarrow somewhere around there, and you just stand oft about thirty feet and let me bear down on you with it. If you don't jump oi dodge or climb a telegraph pole, I'll give in that you are tho bravest man I oversaw!" "I—I'm afraid I haven't time to stop off," he stammered. "I knew you wouldn't have." she dryly remarked. "They never do. They talk about bombshells and dead men and slaughter pens, and they make out that they charged up to the i oaring cannon; but the minute I talk wheelbarrow they knuckle. You needn't say no more, You've wilted." And he hadn't another word to utter. —N. Y. Sun. —The members of a girls' class wera asked a few questions. One was interrogated as to what was meant "by bearing' false witness against you* neighbor." "It was," she said, "when nobody did nothing and somebody went and told of it" Another WB« aske4 h,ow beef tea was made,

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