The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 26, 1891 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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. nictation* tot tnls paper should be accoir.- mama of the author; not neccsssrily for "•' M ftn. evidence of good faith on tho *f. write only on one side of th6 pft- ilarly careful in giving names and date* s: » K»imt«,tt»l«tcfSAndfloured plain nnddistinct. Props' 'i «t«i*ftefkrt«ten tflfflctittft decipher,becauseof tue «KreiC88 manner In which they arc wrlttfta. PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE, Ot,t» ocean, when she docs go on the tfcrtipage. makes a record indeed. The tidal flood-wave in Australia wrought damage that it may take three million iollars to repair. A mn noK to be built over the Harlem at Seventh avunuc, New York, will coat $1,250,000, and have the widest .flnnv in the world. This will be 413 'feet' long, weight a,400 tons and be Operated by a 00-horsc power engine. To Fnim an idea of the experiments that take place from abroad in the way of testing ni'.w deviws in warfare, the station at l.ii'ge, Kclgium, consumes nearly 4,000,000 carlridtfos and forty tons of powder a year in testing' firearms. TIIK biggest doctor's fee of the age is the y, (ion, 000 marks paid by Herr Von Douiio.r, a. Hamburg merchant, for Dr. .Miclieliioii's cure of his wife. The tnom-y wasn't given to the famous Wiosluulcri practitioner, however, but, at Ins wi&li, to found a hospital in Ham* 'TtiK Austrian emperor, Franz Josef, is a man of many sorrows. He hua taken little interest in life since the trapic death of his son, the Crown Prince Rudolf, aud lie is estranged from the «tnpress, who incessantly Hits from place to place in search of distraction or •consolation. H is fighting wood hard iu the manufacture of boxes, buckets ai'd even packing- cases, and so perfect is the manufacturing process that in n\u».y instances nothing but the wonderful ditt'erence in weight can afford a clew to the presence of paper in the -manufacture. A I.KTTKR comes from Rome saying that, Harriet Hosmor has completed the •snodol for her statue of Queen Isabella, •which is to be placed in the woman's ipavilion at the World's fair. Queen <• Isabella is represented as stepping •down from her throne, with outstretched hands, offering her jewels to Columbus. TWELVE miles north of Norwich, Conn., is one of the most wonderful lily ponds in America. It is a lake one anaile in diameter, so closely grown with lilies that during the blossoming time it is hard to get a glimpse of the water. When thte wind is strong and the lilies •are open the perfume of them is perceptible a quarter of a mile from the brink of the pond. Ml-. Harrison ott the Prosperity of the Nation. TUB poach crop this season is reported to be the best that has been known for years, although reports from Mary- laud say that the fatal yellows have inurte their appearance among the Kent «o«uty orchards, and the crop will be cut short about 100,000 baskets by this IT TAKES 250 pounds of German powder to charge the twelve-inch steel rifle tested at Sandy Hook. Every time it is fired off the cost of charge and projectile is about 8200. As the regulations require that 300 shots must be fired before the gun has passed official muster, it therefore costs the war department, or rather American taxpayers, some $00,000 to test one gun. exports have entirely ceased '»nd the shipments of grain are steadily and rapidly increasing. Europe will have to pay for all of this wheat, and in order to do so a large amount of our gold will have to be sent back to us This seems to be certain. The general belief is that the golden tide will turn in our favor by the 1st of September .and that it will run steadily for several .months. 'THE old complaint about the scarcity •of young men at the fashionable summer resorts is heard again this season • at the watering places of the northeast "The trouble seems to be that the young man now goes off sailing on his yacht, roams off on his bicycle, or gets himself far away into the rural districts afoot or pn horseback, with gun or rod, and no longer paces up and dowA the >hotel piax/us for the edification of the WE will soon have a naval reserve ^battalion in every sea coast state, and ithe auxiliary navy thus formed will lender most excellent service should a foreign foe attempt to land on our shores. With proper drilling and instruction the uaval reserves will be•come a.s proficient in handling the big .guns and manning the big ships of the new navy as our national guardsmen are in handling the rifle and doing mili- Jtary duty. ^^^^^^^^^^ 'THE French have the only navy in the •world that has as yet departed from white and black in painting their ships. The vessels of the French fleet now cruising about the European ports are all painted a dull sulphurous gray, exactly the color of cannon smoke as it issues from the gun. The contention of 'the French is that this color has the ad- r vantage of being an illusive, and in* -distinguishable in fogs, sea mists, and darkness us during the smoke of battle. it is more baffling to the search light Alum any other tint IT is DOW fairly certain that the secretary of the navy in his annual report will recommend that no more ships of the 4,000-ton cruiser class, like the Bal- tiniore, Chicago and San Francisco, be i built They are not rigged for sailing, •and when out of coal, which would -surely happen if they got very far from 0>ase, they would bo ht-lpless and at the mercy of an enemy far inl'erior to them- *«lve.s The secretary will probably reeouiinem) the construction of cruisers •of the 5-5UO ton type, which caa carry "twice the amount of coal carried by •the IWMMmi crui*ers, aud go just tm Enthusinstlc Reception by the People of Now York State-Sound Views on tho FhmncliU Quogttoii. While en route to BenningtoHi Vt., on the 18th, to be present at the dedication of the soldiers' monument* at that place President Harrison was called upon for speeches at v&rious points along the way, and atjfingston among other things he said: I have no doubt if wo were closely interrogated some differences would develop In the views of these assembled htire. That is one of the things we are proud of awl that tend to the perpetuity and purity of our institutions; that wo are permitted to differ in our views, to be Independent in our opinions, and to bo answerable to our conscience aud to God only for the convictions we entertain. I am sure, however, we all rejoice to know that no cloud Is over our horizon; that wo are at peace with tho world and ut peace among ourselves. I think the world has come to understand that It Is well to be at peace with us [applause], and i am sure we have come to understand,that It is very well to bo at peace among ourselves. [Applause. ] Our situation is one of great favor. We are pretty widely separated from those who would hurt us, If there are any such. We are secure in our great isolation, and we are secure, too, in our great and patriotic people. [Aoplause.] We do not maintain armies, we do not need to extend the conscription list until it takes old ago and youth. We maintain only the merest skeleton of tho army, but we have already seen how speedily it, may develop into gigantic proportions, and how In a few months it may take on the discipline that makes it the equal of any In the world. We have this year a season of unusual productiveness. God has greatly blessed us, and it happens that this season of our abundance is not only good for us but for the world; for again, as many times before, the nations of Europe, by reason of crop failures, must look to us to feed their people. We have a great surplus and an assorted market for it. As long as men havo a free and equal chance, as long as the labor of their hands may bring the needed supplies into t.he household, as long as there are open avenues of hope and advancement to the children they love, men are contented-they are good, loyal American citizens. [Applause.] And now I thank you again for your kindness. At Albany, in response to a hearty welcome from Gov. Hill on behalf of the city the president said: Gov. HII.T, MH. MAYOR AND FELLOW-CITIZENS: I receive with great gratification the very cordial expressions which have fallen from the lips of his excellency, the governor of this great state, and of his honor the mayor of this great municipality. It is very gratifying tome to be thus assured that as American citizens, as public officers administering each different functions in connection with the government of the nation, of tho state and of the municipality, we. in common with this great body of citizens, whose servants we all are, have thut common love for our institutions, and that common respect for those who, by the constitutional methods have been chosen to administer them, as on such occasions as this entirely obliterate all differences and bring us together in tho great and enduring brotherhood of American citizens. [Cheers.] You have concentrated here great wealth and great productive capacity for increased wealth, great financial institutions that reach out in their influences and effect over the whole land. The general government is charged with certain great functions in which the people have a general Interest. Among those is the duty of providing for our people the money with which its business transactions are conducted. There has sometimes been in some regions of the great west a thought that New York, being largely a creditor state, was disposed to be a little hard with tho debtor communitities of the great west, but my fellow citizens, narrow views ought not to prevail with them or with you and will not in the light of friendly discussion. The law of commerce may be selllshness, but t,ho law of statesmanship should be broader and more liberal. [Applause.] I do not intend to enter upon any subject that c;in excite divisions, but I do believe that the general eovernment is solemnly charged with the duty of seeing that the money issued by it is always and everywhere maintained at par. [Applause.] I believe that I speak that which is the common thought of us all when I say that every dollar, whether paper or coin, issued or clamped by the general government, should always and everywhere be as good as any other dollar. [App-luuse.] I am sure that we would all shun thui condition of things into which many people of the past have drifted, and of which we have had in one of the great South American countries a recent example, the distressed sind hopeless condition into which all business enterprises lull when u nation issues an irredeemable or depreciated money. The necessities of a great war only excuse that. I atn one of those that believe that these men from your shops, these farmers remote from money centers, have the largest interest of all people in the world iu having a dollar that is worth one hundred cents every day in the year, and only such. [Applause]. If by any chance wo should fall into a condition where one dollar ia not so good as another, I venture the assertion that that poorer dollar will do its errand in paying some poor laborer for his work. Therefore, in the conduct of our public affairs I feel pledged, for ouo, that all tlie influence of the government should be on the side of giving the people good money and just as much of that kind as we can get. [Applause.] Now, my fellow citizens, we have this year a most abundant—yes, extraordinary grain crop. All of tho great staples which for our people have been yielded to tho labor of the farmer are, in a larger meusure than ever before. A leading agricultural paper estimated that tho produce of our farms would be worth $1,OU:).- OOO.OJO more this year than ever before, and it happens that just with this great surplus in our burns wo flnd a scarcity in ull thn countries of Europe. Russia, has recently prohibited the export oi rye becauso she neecU her crop to feed her own people,. The demand in France and In England and Germany will absorb every bushel of tlie grain surplus we shall have after our people- are fed, and whatever complaints there may havo boon in tho past, I bolieve this year will spread u smilo of gladness over the entire country. [Applauso.J This is our opportunity, and I cannot see how it shall be possible but that tlit'so exports o> grain, now reaching tho limit, of the capacity of our railroads and our bhips, shall soon bring back to us the lost gold we sent to Europe, and more that we did not lose. [Applause.] It was told by an oKuer of tho West Shore road to-day, that that road alono was currying one hundred thousand bushels of wheat a day inlo New York, anil that it scarcely stopped an hour in the elevator, but was run immediately into tho bottom of asteam vessel that was to carry it abroad. [Applauso.J This is only an illustration oi what is going ou. As tbo result of it our people liavu been greatly enriched. Where there has been complaint, where there has boen poverty, there must corno this year plenty, for the gardens havo loaded tho table; the orchards cannot bear the burdens that hang upon their reddening lirabs, aud the granaries are not equal to tuo product of our fields. Wo ought, then, this day to bo happy people, wo ought to be gratc-ful for those conditions and careful every whore to mid to them the virtues of patience, frugality, love of order, und to crown all, a groat patriotism aud devotion 1o the constitution, aud the law—always our rule of conduct as citizens. | Applause]. My fellow-citizens, it is very difficult to speak iu this heavy atmosphere. I bog therefore thut you will allow mo to thatik you for your friendly demonstration, and bid you good night. IChecrs. | At Albany the president received in bis car a committee of citizens of. Troy, led by Gen. Joseph I*. Can 1 . When Troy was reached workmen ju&t from the shops gravitated toward the sttttlott to a wait the art*1 val of. the Presidential party. The titoin mpved with diffietalty- through the throng. It was th6 noisiest demonstration of the day, and when the train stopped the president in a brief speech said: .1 am sure that you realize hero in a large degree the benefit of the policy that keeps th« American market for the American worktnatt. [Cries of "Good" nnd applause.] I try to b» broadly philanthropic In my thoughts about the human race, but keep thinking that an American workman has a stronger claim on rny sympathy and help thun any other workman, [Applause.] I believe that our Institutions are only safe while wo have intelligent and contented working classes. I would adopt constitutional methods—any administrative method —that would preserve this country from the condition into which some others have unfortunately fallen, where a hard day'a work does not bring sustenance for the workman and his family. THE KEYSTONE Pennsylvania ftetmbUbatts in Stftt» Cite Harrison Administration Strongly In.. tloi-wed — tlltttne Honorott — Platform Adopted — Officers Chosen. THE NATION'S WELFARE, A Letter from John Sherman on the Money, Question. Throughout a long and distinguished career in the public service, John Sherman, of Ohio, has stood above reproach. His name is a synonym for honesty, sincerity and broad statesmanship. The reasons why he is a protectionist, contained in a letter written by him to the Urbana "Citizen," are so full of sound common sense that we give the letter in full: A protective tariff was the. first measure provided by the first congress of the United States. No nation can bo Independent without a diversity of industries. A single occupation i may answer for an Individual, but a nation must be composed of many men of many employments. Bvery nation ought to bo Independent of other nations in respect to all productions necessary for life and comfort that can be made at home. These are axioms of political economy so manifestly true that, they need no demonstration. The measure of protection is a proper subject of dispute, but there should be no dispute as to tho principle of protection in a country like ours, possessing almost e\ f ery raw material of nature, and almost every variety of productions. We have prospered most when our industries have been best protected. The vast variety of pur mnnfactures, now rivaling In quantity' those of countries much older than ours, is the result of protection. Every president from Washington to Jaoksoa, inclusive, declared m favor of the principle of protection. Every eminent statesman of the early period, including Calhoun, favored this policy. The owners of slaves, engaged chiefly in the production of cotton, became hostile to protection, and, with those engaged in foreign commerce, were the representative free traders of the United States. Now that slavery is abolished and the south has entered upon the development of her vast natural resources, and it has been proven that our foreign commerce is greater under protective liuvs, there should be no opposition in any portion of our country to the piMectiom of American industry by wise, discriminating duties. Tho principle of protection should be applied impartially and fairly to all productions, whether of the workshop or the farm. The object is to diversify employment and to protect labor, and this protection should be impurtisvl- ly applied without respect t:> the nature of the production. AH experience has estal> the invariable fact that domestic production, by inducing competition, iu a brief period lowers the price of all protected articles. In the whole range of productions this result has been universal. Whenever it is apparent that anew industry can be established, as Is the case now with the manutaoture of tin plate, it is good policy to give the industry a liberal degree of protection, with tho certain assurance i that, if we have the raw material on equal conditions, we can after a time compete with the | imported article. The polity of a nation upon economic questions should be flxed and stable. The McKinly law ns now framed, though it may be open to criticism as to details, is a strictly protective measure, lair and just as applied to all industries, with, ample provision to secure reciprocity in the- exchange of domestic- productions for articles we cannot produce; It ought to be thoroughly tested by the experience of several years.. It is not good policy to disturb it or keep the public mind in suspense about It will, as I think, demonstrate its wi»iom, but if not, with the light of experience, it can be modified. The lughest policy and the-greatest good to our people lie in the full triial of this effort to establish ijpon a firm foundation tho domestic production of every article essential to American life and independence. Besides this bow shallow audi shabby appears the reasoning of the Mills and Cleveland school! Every citizeni,. irrespective of party ties, should study Senator Sherman's letter with attention, and ask himself candidly whether, for the reasons which it contains,, the protective policy is not the best for- the welfare of the nation. On the tariff as well as the money question, John Sherman is sound! and sensible; and as an exponent of conservative republican policy he has presented arguments in favor of retaining- our tariff aud financial Taws as they now are, which appeal with force to the thovightful minds of the peopfe, and will go far toward sustaining? the party that favors, the American) tartff system of protection and sustains- the honesty of the dollar to-day as it has maintained the faith and credit of the nation inviolate during the past tbiufty years.—Albany Journal. True to Habit. During a viceregal tour in tho wrest of Ireland one of the suite, who bad been told that the natives wouliii be sure to agree with anything and everything he said to them, determined to test the truth of the assertion. Accordingly, in, one of the coasting trips with which the tour was interspersed and in which the wind was. blowing half a galu, li& shouted to the Iriah pilot: "There's, very little wind!" The answer camu back at once: "Thrue for you, sii\ But what little there is is very strong." — LuGMSLdou Tid Bits. . Municipal A woman from northern New England was visiting Boston a little while tigo. Oa her sight-seeing tours about town she passed through School street. "\Yhat is that?" she said, pointing to one of the architectural features of the place. "That is City hall," was the reply. She gazed at it iu silence for a mo meiit, and then remembering the village- hall at home, responded— * "Oh, that's where they hold their soeiables aud things, 1 s'pose. " Not so very far wrong, either.— Boston Beacon. "llere'y souiethiug in tbe pap.u- ubout a family iu New Kugiamt who have lived in the same house for a century." "I heard of something stranger than that the other day—» family iu New York who have lived in the same flat lor eijfUt The republican state convention of Pennsylvania, on the 19th, was the scene of an enthusiastic gathering of representatives from all parts of tho state and thei'e were present many of the political leaders. Chairman Andrews of the state committee called the convention to order shortly before 11 o'clock. v On motion of Mi-. Seiders, of Franklin county, Hon. Henry Hall, of Mercer, was chosen temporary chairman. Mr. Hall eulogized the republican principles of protection to American labor, an honest ballot and reciprocity. He urged that the Keystone state maintain its opposition to free trade and free silver. Mr. Hall closed his speech with a brilliant peroration. His reference to "that republican of republicans, that leader of leaders, James G. Blaine of Maine," called forth vociferous applause and waving of flags. Resolutions were adopted fixing the order of business and committees were named, after which a recess was taken until 2 o'clock. C. H. Magee was made chairman of the committee on resolutions and William R. Leeds chairman of the committee on permanent organization. When the convention reassembled the committee on permanent organization reported in favor of John P. Elkins, of Indiana county, for permanent chairman and recommended the continua tion of the temporary officers of the convention. Mr. Elkins made a short address, in which he said he bespoke for the needs and desires of the agriculturist careful consideration. He served notice upon the democrats that although a democratic governor was elected last year with the aid of republican votes, the republicans were not in that business this year. His reference to .Tames G. Blaine was greeted with cheers. The only thing necessary for republican success in Pennsylvania this fall, he said, was harmony. Chairman Magee of the committee on resolutions presented the following, which was adopted: "The republican party of Pennsylvania in convention assembled, reaffirming the cardinal principles of the party enunciated by the national convention of 1888 and approving the course of the republicans of the Fifty-first congress in incorporating them into the law of the land, make tho following declarations: "It heartily Indorses the broad and statesmanlike administration of President Harrison, which has exhibited an intelligent, inflexible purpose to execute the federal laws, maintain the dignity of American institutions and Insure the continuance and growth of prosperity and peace in the nation. "We view witb, peculiar satisfaction tho Direction of affairs of the post office department by one of our own citizens, Hon. John Wanamaker, whose clean, business-like and comprehensive administration off its affairs has advanced tho postal operations of the nation to a plane never previously attained^. "It has been with especial gratification that the republicans of this commonwealth have observed the brilliant administration of the state department by one of Pennsgttmnia's native SOIDS, whose superb diplomacy has electrified the hearts of all, exacted from foreign people a degree of respect and admiration for the United States flag hitherto uneqjmailed and opened wide to- us In other lunds commercial gates heretofore barred. These magnificent achievements justify the confidence and furnish new occasion for us now to reaffirm, the loyalty and devotion of the republicans of Pennsylvania to her most distinguished son, Bon. JamfS'Gv Blaiue. "We cordially indorse the action of the republican oongness in passing tho BToSEtoley bill in conformity with the national pledge to protect the material interests of American; labor.- This beneficent measure has, in spite of malignant democratic abuse and, misrepresentation, already brought about, and will m the future continue to- taring about, a broader and more settledlprosperity to all classes,, particularly to the operative, the mechanic, the'mtoer and the farmer.. "Wo favor bi'metellism and indorse thai action of the Elfty-flrs-t congress in providing for tho purchase and coinage of all the silver 1 produced from American mines, nnd we recommend such tariff duties us will protect our country and'its currency from the debasement which will surely follow if this nation Is. rnuoe the dumping grouiad for all the silver.' o£ tbe world. ''We reaffirm our devotion to the welfare of those who sacrificed property, home,, health and life for the notion's honor during the lale war, and wo cordially approve tho action; of successive republican congresses, particularly the Fifty-first; in spite of malicious and unrelenting domouratife opposition, in providing proper and'.adeq.uaie financial aid to all deserving veterans still surviving and to thB' and orphans^ at those who have entecedi the bivouac of the dead. "Tho repubiiaam party of Pennsylvania has never hesitated, fio pledge itself to reforms; demanded by public sentiment, and has. never faltered In Dairying out tlie promises so. made. In accordance with pledges given wa 1 have recently placed upoa our statute books- laws having for their object tbe amelioration aud advancement of labor in this commonwealth, thereby winning the unqualified, and public approval of the legislative committee-of wase-oaMioi's o£ the commonwealth. "In compliance with pledges mode 1 to the people, tho republican party, having in view the eq.ufUl2iU.itoa of taxation, has. enacted measures- whereby mainly through:am inezeaee in taxa'Uoti> on corporations, the state appropriation to the public schools has been increased tfowt 39,ouo,ooo to $5,000)000' annually and the pessoual property tax returned to tbe counties iiwer»ased from $500,000 10,311,6)00,000 annually. It liM»s further provided for the return of all the retail liquor licenses, aggregating $2,oOQvOOtft to the respective couatles, cities, boroughs aud townships. We pledge ourselves to renewed efforts in the same direction to the end that our revenue laws may ba so* revised as to treat with equality iu the various industries of the commonwealth, thus relieving the land of the farmer from unfair disciriniinationa to which it has heretofore been subjected. "We denounce the unscrupulous partisan- sbip of Gov. Pattison in vetoing all tbe apportionment bills passed in compliance witb constitutional direction by the lute republican legislature aud iu negativing other- legislation, par ticulurly the compulsory education bill having Jo view tbe material and moral interests of the people of Pennsylvania. "We commend the republican mayor, city solicitor, county comptroller and district attorney of Philadelphia for their discovery and prompt prosecution of those guilty of official Hialfcasuuc'.'. Dishonesty is non-partisan. Tweeds and Bu.'dsleys arise in all parties. The republican party has always shown itself ready to punish official dishonesty wherever found aud wo urge the before-mentioned officers to prosecute to conviction uny und every guilty official without regacU to his politics. "We we in favor of the report by the legislature of all mercantile taxes levied by tjje stule, and of such Amendment to the revenue and other laws as will effectually promote the orderly receipt the jawful and s%fe custody and tbe prompt and proper disbursement not only of the moneys of the, coia«oswe»Ub but _ r prevent the use of all puMlo treat or small, for the personal benefit Of ptlb- lie officials, "Resolved, That we affirm the uniitfervlngr devotion Of f onnHSltSnla republicans tw the aupreme and sovereign Mght of ever? lawful eitlaen, rich or poor, native or fdrelgn born, block or white, to cast oiie free ballot in public ' elections and to have that ballot duly counted, and we demand effective legislation within eon stitutional limits to secure the integrity and purity of federal elections throughout tho union." The convention nominated the following ticket: For state auditor, D. JMcM. Gregg, of Berks county; for state treasurer, John W. Mbrrison, of Allegheny county. •ALMY CAPTURED, WHAT WOMEN EAT. Not So Much Pastry RB Is Commonly . supposed. It has frequently been said ifaat women do not eat enough substantial food. This is undoubtedly true, yet is this an exclusively feminine failing? The amount of delusive pie consumed at any gentleman's lunch counter, it is said, is always far in excess of beef. Women eat ice cream, and though ice cream is not so good as a cup of hot cream and milk, it is far more nourishing than the average greasy pie served at men's luncheons. A clever English writer has gone so far as to say that the general inferiority of woman's work to man's is merely a question of "beef and beer;" but close investigation of the average diet of men and i women will not bear out any such conclusion. The average woman may substitute tea for beer, but she loses nothing in diet by this. The young lady who could make a meal off a "lark's wing and a boiled chestnut," has no modern imitator among sensible girls. Women have generally found out that sight seeing and shopping mean hard work, and that it requires substantial food to keep their strength up. The quan - tities of beefsteaks ordered at ladies' uptown restaiirants all testify to this. Bouillon is also a fashionable luncheon, but it should be remembered that this is simply stimulating, containing little or no nourishment. A glass of hot milk or, better than either, hot cream and milk, is food and drink. Ice cream is not to be despised. It is both refreshing and nourishing, if oi good quality, as it is then composed largely of pure cream. There is no nourishment in sweet pastry or candied 'sweets of any kind; but women are seldom large pie eaters. They consume too much candy, however, at odd moments.—N. Y. Tribune. POWER OF THE MODERN RIFLE. It la a Deadly Affair at I-ong Range In Expert Hands. In the camps in the Sionx country last winter I was talking to the best shot in the United States army, and we saw a horseman fax- away. He was a speck. I asked him if he could hit him. He replied: "I could kill •him sure if he would not run until I got his range, and if I waited until he came within a known range I could be sure of him." It was perfectly startling. I was once riding with a little troop'Of cavalry and the officer and I were talking about shooting; To elucidate an idea he- turned and; suddenly dismounted three' men, telling them to fire five rounds apiece at a black object across the canyon, and to do it quickly. The men dropped on» the ground and poured fifteen sliots into the rock or stump, wlvatever it was, at an unknown distance; and. they hit it over- and over again. I think it was about seven hundred yards, and we could see the bullets strike in the' sand. The frightfinl possibilities of a modi- ern rifle in the bands of experts are not too well understood. Add to thait the thin mist of tdbe smokeless powder and the ceaseless, crash of the magazine, and then think twice about yo«r battalion drills.—Frederic Remington, in Harper's Weekly. A Democratic Dogma. The democrats are continually-asserting that free trade is necessary in order to increase oiar foreign trade; They hold that trade is nothing but on exchange of products, and that we cannot sell in the markets of tlje world, if we will not buy. Like the rest of. the free trade schema-, this looks pretty as a theory, but that is all. Our experience under protection shows a steady inr crease in o«r foreign trade., and- answers the 1 fallacious doctiuno that protection closes the foreign markets to us. During the last decade our exports, exclusive of wheat, aorn, flour, provisions, cattle and cotton, increased over forty-six per cent., a growth that disposes at.once of the free trade dogma. Under reciprocity, it is certain that this will go on during 1 the next decade, unless something unforeseen aiid disastrous, such as the supremacy of the democratic party, occurs to prevent it. —Cleveland Leaden:. entertaining it is to notice the way democratic newspapers are hedging on the anticipated election, of McKinley. One editor recalls the fact that Ohio is usually republican on test votes, another editor says that Caiuji bell is sure to be extensively "United' by his own party, while yet anosthei editoir makes out that the McKinley bill is especially favorable to Ohio interests aud therefore its author stands an extra chance of being elt cted governor. But all these editors are quit* certain thai this fall's election in Ohio will, for the reasons stated, and numerous other reasons, be of no-particular significance anyway.-—Boston Advertise?. will gjo in for bagger >fdiue next year," declares Uov. Campbell, of Ohio. Grover Cleveland once expressed tbe opinion that "public office is a public trust;" Campbell appears to look upon it as a private snap. But both have an eye on the same "bigger game," and therefore Cleveland will not stump the Buckeye state for Campbell. -—Troy Times. ofChrUtto Warden «(t on the Wurtlen ttokhestcnd and Madtt ft^risbitei 1 ". HANbihsm, ft,-'fit,, A tig. 31.—Frank Almy, th'e -farm hand who murdered Christie Warden the night of July 16, was located in the haymow of the barn of Andrew Warden, father of tile murdered girl, Thursday morning. Almy was well armed and kept his pursuers at bay for several hours. Finally a dozen citizens armed with Winchester rifles entered the barn, and, after exchanging a mum- ber of shots with the murderer, overpowered him and took away his weapons. A large crowd of excited villagers had surrounded the barn with the avowed intention of -lynching Almy, and it was with the greatest difficulty that his captors fought their way through the excited mob and carried their prisoner in safety to the Wheelock house, where he is now lodged, protected by a dozen deputy sheriffs. Every night since the murder Almy has visited the grave of his victim and decorated it with flowers. This fact soon became known to the friends of the murdered girl, but they were never able to catch the murderer in his singular and foolhardy devotion. Notwithstanding but little had been said publicly vigilant search was maintained. Monday evening Mrs. Warden, while looking for some chickens in the barnyard, discovered a small opening in the underpinning of the barn which she thought might lead to the chickens' hiding place. She removed a small board and found on the inside an empty jelly tumbler, and further in twelve cans, which had recently contained salmon, oysters, peaches and other substantial eatables. There wore also empty wine and beer bottles. Wednesday morning E. W. Davidson and N. A. Frost made further investigations, and Thursday morning these were continued. Charles E. Stewart, a student at the State college, located Almy in the hay by prodding with the long handle of a shovel. When he punched • the hidden man a bullet was fired up at him through the hay on which he stood. The concealed man continued firing, at the same time digging out of the hay, and fired at least four shots afc the searchers, driving them from the barn. A. Turner was. slightly injured. A council of war was held by the men outside the barn. While many favored burning the barn to drive Almy out the majority were for entering the barn, and volunteers for this purpose were called for. Twenty-two men soon responded. As the party entered the barn Almy's voice was beard asking that John Fxiller be sent to him. Ex- Sheriff Bridgman and, Fuller went into the loft, and after conversing witb Almy Sheriff Bridgman, returned and mounting a ladder leaning against the house said to the crowd: 'Almy is at this moment ooneealed under 80 feet of hay. He says: 'If you don't give mo protection I will sell my life dourly as possible and then kill myself; but if you will guarantee mo protection through John. M. Fuller I will give up my arms and comaout.' " The feeling among the people was sorely tried, but at length the law-., abiding spirit prevailed and it was- agreed that Almy should be left in the hands of the law. Aiter these arrangements Almy changed his mind and refused to give Mmself up. A. A. Smith, a medical student,, had a conference with Almy. He says Almy told him he did not mean to- kill. Christie. He said he fired the first shot accidentally, which threw him into a ?ren;s.y, then he. shot her again. He then said to Smith, as he pointed lids- pistol at him: "You get right down out of here if you value your life;" Aluiy was then captured as reported above. Public excitement is dying out and the indications now are that the murde-rei* will be accorded a trial by jjury. An examination of. the HUH> dereit's- body showed that he had been, shot three times—twice in the left leg. belo/w the knee, the lower shot breaking the large bone. The third, shot scooped a hole out of the top of his. headf but did not touch, the skull.. None odf tbe wounds are very serious. After he killed tlie girl Almy says he went direct to Mr. Wardenls, barn and w-as there when the body was brought •to the bouse. From his hiding place ia the' barn he had a full view of tho- house at tbe funeral. Ha says he had: been about the premises, ever since*, making frequent visits to Christie's grave by night and moving- about for necessary food. I [Tlie story of Almy's crime is a singular one^ < Ho was employed us a farmhand by Andrew ; Warden, a well-to-do farmer, of Hanover, He •was good looking and was more ratlned than. ' is usually the case with a man in bis position. While attending to his duties on the farm | Almy made love to Chi-Istio Warden, the 21- year-old daughter of his employer. She was veil educated and popular iu social circles to ! Hanover. Almy's attentions-Ewere distasteful totaer and she avoidea him. He went uway tor- tune out returned and venewed his attert- tious-to the young woman. Soon Miss Warden bad a quarrel with Almy, who threatened, her, and for this ha was diselmrKed by her father. He was afterward been, prowling about the Warden farm. On the night of July 10. Christie, with her mother and sister Funaie,. was on her way homo from, a meeting about halt- past 9 o'clock, when Almy. jumped from behind a clump of bushes. He seized Christie by th* arm and Baid;-.: "I want you." She resisted aim, and when her mother and sister came to her aid he drew a revolver and fired several shots at them. They ran away to obtain tell?, but when they returned with several men, Christie was Sound d&ad in the bushes with two bullets in her body. Since then Almy has been hunted by sheriffs' posses, constables und detectives iu Canada iwii New England.] Blue-Grass Palace Opened. CBESTON, la., Aug. 31.—The bluegrass palace was formally opened Thursday. Gov. Boios was compelled to review the Third regiment national guarcU at Indianola and sent his regrets. Hon. A. J. WestfaU, the alliance candidate for governor, S. J+ Bestow and Gedrge Van Houte.ii, the demo- newspapers display in describing- j». publican. difl'iifenjjeB w^ete nxM&e e.xi$t j$ a wgn of t&eir ; Tine hortiQwltural exhibit is i» cbftrge of tieorge Van Houtea 1 Is one «f

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