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Algona, Iowa
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ItGOSA, IOWA. SMiAftnofcher of author T 'fieautiful SnoW" hM been discovered, This time.itis an old man in oowtere lodgings in New York, who declaires that h6 wrote the po6« in 1886, but Adds sorrowfully that he cannot trove it. thus as one dies another takes his place. "MILWAUKEE'S ancient saloon "is the subject of an article in a Cream city contemporary; but why go back to the antique? Aren't* there enough modern saloons in Milwaukee to serve every purpose? DAnnre L. dove, a Rhode Island man, hits invented on electrical clock which never runs down, and does besides many wonderful. things, such as lighting the gas, awakening the servants, ringing the breakfast bell, etc. If Mr. Gcff would now only apply his inventive genius in the manufacture of a similarly useful messenger boy I IF the Empsror William can keep his pace he will soon be able to tire out his brother monarchs of Europe with his interminable activity. He dashed about England last week in a way that astonished his royal cousins, and is now off for fresh worlds to conquer. To what extent ne will be able to permanently impress his influence Upon European affairs remains to be seen, but he will not fail from any underconfidence or lack of energy. i has been transferred from England to Germany with a great show of official pomp. The inhabitants appear to accept the situation philosophically, and, indeed, it is likely that their allegiance to Germany will be stronger than it was to England, to which they Were bound by 110 particulars ties of nationality, affection or common interests. Germany is naturally exultant over its acquisition, which certainly, in astrategeti- cal sense, is a valuable prize. K* : FOB a person to have a notion that he is an heir of the late A. T. Stewart and entitled to a slice of his estate is fast coming to be recognized as a distinct form of insanity. Already, according to tho estimate of the lawyers who were concerned in tho Stewart litigation, which was brought to a peaceful conclusion some time ago, nearly two thousand "cousins" have turned up io claim relationship and Hi'"- 'y, while the number of more remote k ed is past computation. \ As the pro- P' yhusbeen divided among the heirs rt ognizcd by the court, the chance of future claimants, cousins or otherwise, is is exclusively small. thousand machinist* at Pittsburgh are on A strike. CAfcniiUr. NBWATAN died on Tuesday. The cause of his death was pneumonia. THE report iS that the Strike on the New York Central ban come to an end. TWE fooiin£fl of th« late census pufai the population of Wisconsin at 1,682,882. a gain of 86?,338 since 1880. : THE corn Crop .of Kansas is now estimated at about one-third the usual quantity. ALL the "original package" houses in Des. Moines, Iowa, closed Saturday morning. n ROCKWELL & Co.'s tannery at, Warren. PR., has been damaged by fire to the extent ol $100,000. TnB ocenm steamer Teutonic, Which reached New York Wednesday, made the run in five da7S, nineteen hours and five minutes. Join? G. WniTTiEli bos attended the small church of the Society of Friends in Amesbury, Mass., where he lives, for fifty years. IT is said that there is room for just 100 more graves in Westminster Abbey. It is interesting to speculate what England will do with her dead Worthies when the old abbey is full. CLEMEN* J. CBALLEH, treasurer, and William W. Chandler, manager of 'the Erie Transfer Company, of New York, are undtr arrest for defrauding the company, dialler has made a confession describing the manner in which tho fraud was perpetrated. They are thought to have cleared 810,000 by their transaction. THE citizens' alliance, supplementary to the the farmers' alliance and composed of men engaged in other pursuits than farming, but who hold the same political beliefs as the farmers, met in state convention Tuesday, and formed a state organization. This new alliance now numbers 10,000 members. THE general executive board of the Knights of Iiabor suddenly resolved to finish their labors in New York, and started for that city Thursday night. In «,.»«. - o w |n»etf ftttd cbolfiM ttfct he «*4d blft nftltftnhOffr. Tim. McCarthy was burned about the head afld back and will die. Several other employes received »fighi burns. •TENpersons' were badly and two of them lately burned Thursday morning in an explosion at tie large soap factory of the .Kendall Manufacturing company, at Providence, R. I. About seventy of the operatives wero at work on the floor where the explosion occurred, Men and boys came out frith limbs and faces burned, blinded and staggering, and one of two of the more severely Wounded as if in a trance, with blistered flesh peeling from their bodies. The explosion Was caused by the escape of gas from the furnaces. • a speech before an assemblage of Knights of Labor this evening', Mr. 1'owderly said he and his comrades were going to New York to demand arbitration in tho matter of the New York Central and Hudson river strike. DEFINITE announcement is made that' the main line of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway will be extended to Ashland at an early d.ite. The South Shore desires to compete for the ore trade, and will tap Bessemer, Hurley and Ironwood. The scheme has been talked of ever since the road built its line past Ashland, but now assurance is given that it will bo done. CRIME. AT SanQnentine, Cal., on Monday afternoon three convicts named Hanley, Tur- con and Manning, who were repairing a windmill belonging to the prison, made their escape. Nineteen guards are thoroughly searching for them. TOLEDO, Ohio. — Special Pension Examiner Mayer has captured Buckskin Joe, the famous pension swindler, whom the department has been after for two years. Joe was all through the war and in the service of the government for seventeen years altogether, being a member of Ouster's regiment of seventh cavalry and being a famous scout under Ouster, Terry, Crook and Reno. He represented himself to ben pension agent and got fees for agreeing to have pensions raised. NitCEDAtt, Wisconsin—A cold blooded murder has been committed eight miles southeast of Necedah, Wis. The victim is Bridget Fahey, a widow, living alone on her farm. She was found dead in bed having been shot through tha back of tho head. There is also an ugly e,ish in tho throat. The object of the murder is supposed to bo money. No definite clue to the murderer has yet been obtained, although, many rumors have been started. QIUT, the Lake Shore baggageman who stole a $3,000 package consigned to the Rhinel .nder bank, some three weeks ago, and was arrested in Canada., has been brought buck. Wednesday afternoon he ex i ressod a willingness to plead guilty and ns soon as an indictment is filed will do so. Tho United States Express com- A ago day, thrt not tin sale town HASTY conference of original pack- dealers of Mason City, la., Mon- resulted in a general agreement all would close up business and attempt to contest the legality of present statute prohibiting the of intoxicating drinks in every and city in this section. Mon THE success that has attended the cul. tivation of the rubber plant in this country for purposes of household decoration, and the knowledge of its peculiarities and needs that has thus been obtained, have le'd to the conclusion that, within the limits of the United States, the rubber tree might be profitably cultivated for its yield of gum. The requirements are absence of frost and on abundance of water, not less than the amount represented by two hundred inches of rainfall per annum. Safety from frost can be secured in southern Florida, in southern California, and possibly in other porls of Ihe country, and lack of rain can easily be offset by irrigation. It is said that the plant, under these conditions, grows with great rapid^ ity,'that "tapping" may begin at the end -«t the third year, and thai the flow of sap ;"rnilk,' >,hich becomes rubber upon ;e application of heat, increases year utter year. The recent break in the Sault Ste Marie canal serves as a reminder that there are in this country public works simply deserving of government aid. No one questions day ended ttio existence of the original package saloon. His estimated that fully 15,000 saloons in Iowa wero in operation Friday, and nine-tenths of these have now closed up shop. piuij received back from him $2,127 of the stolon money. Gray served a year in the state's prison from 1882 to 1883 for stealing a watch. Ex-LiuuT. Gov. FiPiELDwho, with Leonard Perrin, is on tho bond of Phclps Pcrrin, now being tried for tho Hurley bank robbery, have surrendered Jtho defendant to the sheriff and took an order of (the court releasing him from said bond. In an interview Mr. Fifield said that ho pursued this course simply because he wanted to be assured of protecting his own interests. The trial progresses rapidly, but no testimony materially different from that heretofore introduced hug been elicited. Tho state lias not finished its case. CONOUKSSIONAL. FllIDAY, Aujf 8. Situate, — Mr. Cull offered u resolution (which was agreed to) instructing the committee on foreign rotations to inquire report such measures as may be net and etfieif. tegs for ar-fttettft the tariff bill of Ang 1 . 80, Was *6feri-ed to the committed oa' ro1e». Mr. Hftat offered an amendment to Mr. Quay's resolution So as to include the (-federal election bill among the measures to be taken up at the present session. Referred to committee on rules. The tariff bill was then taken tip. ttaabt.—lh the house, . after an un- sUcccessfai attempt had been made to transact business, by unanimous consent the conference report on the fortification appropriation bill was presented, and, after some details, agreed to. A bill passed authorizing the" sficrehrv of tho interior to sell certain hinds and grant the proceeds of the sale to the town of Pelican, Onelda county, Wisconsin. Mr. Cutchfcon called up the senate joint resolution permitting Lieutenant Colonel Corbin, of tbfl United States army, to accept a_ position in the World's Coluhitiiah Exposition. The resolution was opposed by MesBfa. Rogers, Fafquar, Henderson (Iowa) and Dnnnell. The house refused, 27 to 64, to order the resolutifln to a third rending. TnunsDAY, Aug.14. Senate. —In the senate todny a joint resolution appropriating for the relief destitution in Oklahoma the unexpended balance of the appropriation made last April for relief in tho district overflowed by the Mississippi river, was passed. The tariff bill was taken Up, the pending question being to reduce the duty on tin plate. Mr. Mitchell addressed the senate in favor of tho high protective system as being tho policy to which the republican party stands committed. Mr. Plumb gave notice of an amendment which he would offer, to strike out the provision imposing aduty on tin plrite and add a provision to pay to manufacturers of tin plate made in the United States a bounty of one cent per pound. Ho expressed great doubt as to the effect of the proposition of the finance committee. He doubted very much that it would permanently introduce in this country the manufacture of tin plates in quantities sufficient for domestic consumption. He had no doubt that in time if tho manufacture of tin plates were entered upon in this country, one of the results would be to reduce prices, but he did not find in' the present Rituatiou anv ground for a reasonable presumption that then! would bo, in one year or fivo years, or ten years, enough tin pinto made in the United States to meet the loral demand. He was willing to "beg off" and to usk those men who wero now preparing to manufacture tin plate not to exercise the power which they had got in American congress and not to force an increase of duty op all tinware used in this country, on every tin ci'p, on every tin plate and coffee pot and on every yard of tin rooting in tho United Slates and instead of increased duty, to tano a bounty of one cent per pound, or two cents if necessary. If they were reasonable men they ought to IJH willing to do that. ' Jliinse. —The first business in order in the house this morning was tho vote on sustaining the decision of the chair in his ruling on tho point of order made by Mr. Springer of Illinois, that the national military relief bill must be considered in committee of the whole. The it Is Told About a, King Snftke flamed Bobo,— Which Proved ft tain- ' t ttble ttttftengev and Surfed ft MiMi's Life. Th& Senderof ffiisStofy Seed JTot Bo In Fear Of Fntnf o Pnnishment if He Pails to Beiicto It, Of StTCKESS. Haw V*rla n « OteM Writm-n Worked On t tlttlt ImtHortnllty. *!MW,L 8ft ?, 8 Macdonald, Where Some of the Most taxable Stones Are Found. Ih 1890, while a inembef of E Company of the Texas State Rangers, 1 w<ts ordered up into Presidio county With a squad of taen fo follow Victorlo's murderous band of Apaches. After the death of that famous chieftiah in the Candelera Mountains, Chihuahua, Mex., the 1-enmant of the band reerossed the Rio Grande, and my command trailed them into Sierra Diablo, just across the line of New Mexico, killed severa, and brought three p.-inoners back to 1'ort Davis, the seat of Presidio county. It WM feared Hint the scattering' hosliles would unite again and make another raid into Texas, and to be prepared for tin invasion of that sort I was ordered to on into permanent camp at Mooskia's Ranch, which is about eight miles from the post. i Before we had been established at the o.d ranch a week our camp was overrun with salamander rats, n small rodent resembling the common field mole, but a trifle larger.- The pests created groat havoc among our forage, nnd as corn was high-priced and hard to get wo seriously considered abandoning our camp, as it is almost impossible to get rid of salamanders once they establish themselves in a place. Oneof OIT Mexican herders suggested a.way out of the difficulty. He assured iis that the king snake or prairie runner was rloath to salamanders, and a few of those rentiloa turned loose in camp would soon rid us of the corn-eating rats. On the big Prison Plain beyond Mitre leak, at upoint where the Southern Pa- thing in the , u i l hft d ° n| y *° t Vyurself m a leather-coversd chair at library table Well supplied with blue paper and a certain kind of pen and ink and proceed to write a, boofi, buk before you began, before you seated yourself or wrote the first word, you should have given ten years of thought to the subject nn tfrninh «tnn i»it-AHJ A ,1 i*. __ •, -.. J -V that this water-way is of great importance to commerce and an appropriate object o paternal care. It is the only means of con munication between Lakes Huron an Superior, its location being at the rapid ||Tin tho St. Mary's river, which at this p ticular point have a fall of 20 feet in mile. Fifty vessels passed throug the Jock last .month. The work so con. pletely fits the definition ofanationu waterway-thai the demand for a new and , larger lock has justfied the Senate in pro viding for its construction in a separate bill that is now pending in the House. In .?iew of the past generosity of Congress in this cose there is no cause for fear that til) remain unprovided for." r-'~ A STOKY ia told of a young New Yorkci \ who hired a whole hotel in London for th. ^< purpose of giving u dinner to another New .'^Yorker. The guests included at least one i Judge of the Supreme Court of New York, f and the ladies who did the dancing were 'hired from the music halls. The orgie that followed [is described as singularly ^reputable and disgraceful. These are things that bring Americans into dispute abroad. They ir e oatentaliously ulgar. They are ut once recklessly ex- ravuganl and barbarously commonplace, hey only unite what is low with what is ally. But what is worst about them is , fact that they are accepted in Kin-op?* , ypical of America. There is only one edy for this sort of thing. These men t be taught at home that they cannot Voce the "' country abroad with i.n- f "flity. An American who hires u Lon' tavern to exhibit his country us u lot grunkeii bluckguards should bo made to [ the disapprobation of every worthy p-1 an and MS guests ought to share in •utfgrace. rtjs three gentlemen composing the fission appointed by the legislature e state of New Vork in 1880, to inves- e and report on the most humane and icftl method of carrying into etfect tho sentence, certainly tailed in their » if the execution of Kemmler can fu iw a, criterion,'of what may be ex» the future. After weeks of exiting on animals by scientific ex., Vjfl-were sulisfied thut death would -lisBtaneously and jpuiulessly by lie shock, the execution took place. c . indeed. So shocking thut spec- JS themselves down on the floor Either the machinery or KOUKKLV. THE deaths from cholera ut .ledduli and Mecca Sunday numbered 284. MANY lives have been lost and houses swept luray by floods in Hungary. THE English Govermuent.hus informed the Papal Secretary ol State that it can not receive a Papal envoy or send a Minister to the Vatican. MANV deaths from small-pox have occurred in the Guatemalan army now on tho San Salvador frontier. A pLoon prevails on 'the Ganges. The river Luis overflowed its banks and the surrounding country is inundated to an extent never before known. There has been great loss of life. IN the course of the negotiations with France with reference to Zanzibar, Lord Salisbury apologized tn Franco for bis overlooking the existence of the treaty of 1862 in concluding the Anglo-German agreement. THE western and central portions of Bohemia havt been visited by severe storms and waterspouts. The damage is great, the crops in those sections boing ruined. There were nine new cases of cholera and seven deaths from disease at Villa Joyusa, in Spain, on Sunday, six new cases and one " " at Llereim and seven deaths at dcatl: two new cases and .._._ Artres. Since the first, outbreak at'Valeii- cialtliere have been 1,600 cases, 788 of which proved fatal. THE Kurds and Armenians in Alushford district have had further encounters. It is reported that a. bund of young Russo-Armenian volunteers, mounted and well armed, have appeared at Krzeroum and are fast recruiting adherents. This report has caused a panic among the Turkish authorities. The expulsion o' fifty Armenians has been ordered by the governor of Er- zerouin. They are suspected of having incited the recent disturbance. FUHTHEB conflicts have occurred between Kruds and Armenians in the-Ahum- gerd district. It is reported that a band of Russo-Armenian volunteers, mounted and well armed, has appeared at Erzeroutu and is recruiting.adherents fast. The re- Jort has caused a panic among tho Turkish authorities. The governor of Krze- roum has ordered (lie rxpiilsion ot liltv Armenians siiti|),.,;l,.,| of Imviug t/roniott he recent disturbances. uNiiY M. STANLEY baa surprisec 'renchmen by expressing an opn:' hat Hibot tuadu a good bargain he Anglo-French agreement. Star ey believes that hud Salisbury know ligntia better be would no lave signed the agreement. Stanley a[ lauds the seljoiuo for it traiw-JJahiira 111 way and thinks the road will not cos iqre than 200,000,(jpO francs, and can b uilt in ten years. essnry_ for the protection of tho citizens of the United States who were fo/uierly residents of Cuba -nid subjects of Spain, against prosecution of the Spanish Government for offenses alleged to have been committed by them. The concurrnefc resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Plumb expressing tho desire of congress for the removal of the remains of "the illustrious soldier and statesman, Ulysses S. Grant," to and their interment in the Arlington National Cemetery, and requesting the President to convey to the widow of that eminent man such desire, tendering to her, on behalf of the nation, all necessary facilities for such removal and intermit), t win taken up and agreed to. The conference report on the Fortificotion bill was taken up for consideration. //oiise.—Mr. Kutchler, of Pennsylvania, was excused at his own request from further service on the committee on coinage, weights and measures, and Mr. Vuux, of Pennsylvania WHS appointed to fill vuciiticy. The house then resumed consideration of the general deficiency bill, the pending (|iiestion being on the amendment «nmt- inj,' a month's pay to employes of the house and senate. MONDAY, Aug. 11. Senate.— After routine business the tariff bill was taken up the pending question being-Mr. Plumb's amendment to reduce the additions! duty on iron or steel hoops, cut to length for bailing purposes from 2-10 to I-10 cents per pound. The amendment was rejected. Three republ: cans—Messrs. Ingulfs. Paddock and Plum voting in the allirumtiye. A conferen was ordered on the Indian approprialioi bill, and Messrs. Dawes, Plumb and Cal were appointed conferees. Mr. Allison from the committee on appropriations, re ported, with amendments, the house bil for an additional clerical force in the pen sion ollice, and gave notice that ho woni some time tomorrow ask the senate to con aider it. Adjourned. Ifnnxe. —T l ,e house decision was sustained. Mr. Struble, of lowi>, asked unanimous consent for consideration of the joint resolution for the aid of destitute persons of Oklahoma, but objection was made. The house then resumed consideration ot the national military bill. The senate concurrent resolutions retiiiesling Iho president to convey to the widow of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant the desire of congress, thut the remains of Gen. Grunt be removed to and interred in the Arlington cemetery was reported to Iho house. THIS J.ITMHUH INTKUKST. ciflo Railroad now crosses, was known to bo a favorite ba-int of the snakes, and a scout of men was ordered out to capture a few. Tho boys wero gone two days, and returned with a score or more of reptiles, i he squirming lot were released in the old ranclio, and in two days' time they had dispatched the last salamander. After Ihoir food had become exhausted tho snakes disappeared, and, ns they can travel like a race horse, probably made their way F« • t( > I"' 10 '": dd haunts on the Prison 1 lain. One big fellow had been trampled upon _ by a Hanger and so badly wounded that it was left behind when its fellows migrated, and speedily became a great pet. It ultimately recovered, but evinced no inclination to leave. We christened his snakeship Bobo, and it soon became as tamo ns a kitten. Hobo was very fond of milk, and, us we bad an abundant supply —a neighboring ranchman giving us (ill that we could curry away, the snake was always given a bowl of its f ivorito beverage every night. Bobo had the freedom of the camp, and every man in the command was his friend. In t.ho morning, whon tho horses and puck mules wero sent out under guard to graze, Bobo would accompany the herders, coiling up like a lariat about the horn of one of the men's saddles. Sometimes the snake would make u trip to J'orl Davis with u ranger, but it never would stuy uwuy from Ihe camp over night. As soon as tho sun set it would scuttle away, und, being able to travel as fast us the average horse, would reach the camp in time for its evening ration of milk. There was an abundance! of game, deer, antelope and elk in the vicinity of our camp, and one day a big horn or Rocky Mountain sheep was started up in tho Davis Mountain, but it escaped before a shot oil Which you intended to writt. Shen- stones rule for good Writing was- "SDOH- taneous thought, labored expression." Hamerton recounts that "Ingres nnd Balzac took the idea in thftrougli, as a set- tor takes a tract from wild nature, und then they, went over it repeatedly, each time pushing the cultivator a little farther. Macaulay (rives us an inHin™ nt 0°l<lsF»th;<» method: "There i" riw. or winch the water, whan first drawn, turbid and noisome, but becomes pellui as crystal, and delicious to the taste if i be suffered to stand till it 1ms deposited sediment, and such a river is a type ol th mind of Go dsmith. His first thoughts on every subject were confused even tc absurdity, but they required only a little time to work themselves clear." Emerson said that "nothing great or lasting can clone except by inspiration for leaning un the secret angary/' But even for genius with itn inspiration, there is no roya path to success.' The wreaths come oflen- est when "the hairs they cover hav* grown gray. A 'Victor HUBO spends fifteen yours in .writing "Les Miserable*," ant wo perceive how largely "genius is pa- tionco. Great pictures, great books, great actions, groat soul, are simple. A dozen authors might bo quoted here to show how uniform is tho belief in the beauty of simplicity. "Tho difference between persons is not in wisdom, but in url," else Ihe story-teller and the poet would have no isteners. iho thinker must write so thut he who runs may read, in order to become a light and a power." There is a price to bo paid for all true work. Recall the terrible isolation of Corlyletindhis wife at Cruigeuputtoek. In George Eliot's "Life" we read that she beg-on "RomoJa" "u young woman and finished at an old woman. Such i 8 the toil that literature takes ot life. Truth, or might, which •The Test Ancients Used to Apply to Diamonds Explains Whj- there Wtre So Fewl/nrge Ones Many Years Ago. I , ,, , . ---.-•., vi iiii^iir, vviiii;!! lylo thought was the gift of gifts, is Jhed through suffering. Ritstagnac in ?. 0 ,?,?LT or °9°r'<'i?°<« t" Paris could be bad at it. I WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, |>. C. — Mr. 1'lal has jiroiiOM.-d an !iinei)ihm.'jit to tho dcfi cioncy bill to pay to the state of South Da kotu $14,H5'J, being tho amount disbursei by that state in paying the expenses ot tho constitutional convention in 188. r Mil. BLAIK reported favorably committee on education and labor a joint resolution, introduced by him, proposin^-un amendment to tho constitution, to forever prohibit in tho United States the iiiunu tucture, importation, exportation, transportation und sale of all alcoholic liquors used as beverages. THE house anti-lottery bill was" favorably reported to tho senate Tuesday with un amendment providing that newspapers published in foreign oountries shall not be excluded from the mails under the provisions ot this bill unless, in tho opinion ol tho post-master general, they being circulated for thu purpose of advertising lottery schemes in violation of tho law. THE August cotton returns of tho department of agriculture show slight ud- van<-.« in condition in the Carolinas, leiinetuicio, Missouri and Louisiana; a full ot ono point in Georgia and Florida, ol two in Alabama, four in Arkansas and seven in lexus. Tho general average i SU.o. It was 91.4 lust month. Condi turns, therefore, still relatively high. The u ./iroveiuent in the Mississippi rive re bound to his chair, jjigns of life if not of returning And when the end of the did come, it came with ning smell of charred a» the body was literally .ifp such horrible scene has ever eed at an execution whether by otherwise. The commission es to tho employment or other poison, the garrotte. Any of ec] amenta would liiivo It is ./iroveiuent in the Mississippi river bot gsts, or both, were ul fault for I Ings 5 ±5$ ^!" Af }ffi &' ^producing inslunl death, three vigorous growth and abundant fruiting is of the electric current wero I K u " eral| y reported. between them tho unhappy ' - ' WRKS AND CASUAI/l'IKh. THE Kentucky distillery cwnuuiiy'* immense distillery at Louisville, was burned on Inuruduy. Txis colonist sleeper on tho west-bound J>orlhern train burned ul Ailu, Minn., hunday morning. Tho passenger* oss everything, barely escaping with their lives. Conductor Stub! was badlv burned while uncoupling the car. A THHUIKH; wcplosion with futul result* occurred ul tue Illinois Steel works ul U o'clock Tuesday morning. Blujit furnace No. 2 sprung u leak und tho molten lead run out und down into the cunul, gwjcraliiiif i.tuuui which the explosion. Tho metal wus proceeded to Ihe consideration of the conference report on the sundry civil appropriation bill. After u debute, in the course of which Air. Dock- cry predicted u deficiency of between S20 000,000 und 8J8.000.000 in the revenues of thi! govorment during the current fiscal year, the conference report was agreed upon the amendment still in dispute. TUESDAY, Aug. 12. Senate.—Tim senate got down to business ;this morning without the proceeding unsuully necessary to compel tho attendiiiu'i; of u quorum. Mr. Halo reported kick (.hehouKe bill to extend the census law so us to require information to be obtained from unincorporated express companies, and it passed. Mr. Edmunds, from Ihe judiciary committee, reported an amendment to be ottered to the river and harbor bill, und explained that its purpose wus to mukei unlawful to obstruct the navigation of an of the navigable waters of the Unite! States. The amendment was laid on th table and ordered printed, Mr. Kdmunds presented u motion for change ot rules by limiting the debate 01 the tariff bill, which he had offered at th time of adjournment yesterday, und i was laid on tha table und ordered printed Mr. liluir also offered u resolution fo eh change in the rule« us would permit no previous question to be moved after he proposition hud been considered two lays, und tho same disposition wus mudf of it. Mr. Frye asked unanimous consent, to him) the senate bill t,,ken up ami passed vhich authorizes tho secretary . of the rcasury to settle the indebtedness to tin •overuiiiont of Ihe Sioux City & Pacific ailroud company. It was objected lo. Ihu tariff bill was then talien up, und Ir.^Iorgan resumed his urgumnnt on 10 ni'.-i-ousoofthoduty provided for tin late. House.— In the house loduy, Mr iinnon, of Illinois, from the com- nttee on appropriations, reported u uilt resolution extending- temporarily, itil Aug. 20, tho appropriations for the uiportot tho government not already pro- dud for in thu general appropriation Us already passed, and it was passed, lieforo the pasmijfu of the restitutioiiJMr. union explained the appropriation items the sundry civil bill that had been agreed to. 'Ihe only mutter upon which then, was »till u diwiyj-oeinont was thu item ot loL'bbition placed upon it by the somite which covered tho laud and irri- I'lilntH About It, From il Nni-tliwehturn Journal. The Minneapolis'Journal says tho white pine men have a good deal of competition in certain kinds of lumber to contend from the yellow pine • product of the southern states. Yellow pine ha« encroached upon the white pine business territory in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and has even gained a foothold in Minnesota, It appears, however, from u recent statement in the Birmingham (Ala.) Age-Herald, thut the southern lumbermen are Ciiltini; down the yellow pine forests with such rapidity that it will not be many years before they will bo reduced to limitwiot larger than the vanishing forests of tho white pine lumbermen. In Alabama, Where, in 1881, there were 21,197,000,000 feet of standing pine, the cut is 2,000,000,000 feet a your, with no renewal, so that, before the end of this century, or within ten yearn, Alabama will have to import lumber. In Mississippi and Arkansas tho sumo process is guing on, und it is easy to seo that in u few years yellow pine, hitherto sold cheaper than white pine in competition with the latter, will be very greatly en . neath mo. hiinced in price, a fact which will not bo There wus a shock and for was particularly t 1 1*1 -- t -•- -•« » 11 itu |jiu uiiyiuui IV fond of huntuur nnd anxious to hug u bighorn. Without saying anything of my purpose, I left camp early one morning with tho determination of bringing in the horns of the big sheep, if I stayed-uwuy u week. lloaching the foothills of thu Davis runge, I entered one of the numerous canons which traverse it, and, trolling along, kept a sharp lookout for big horn sign. The canon in which I was riding had ages before been tho bed of u mighty river, und 1 was obliged to watch sharply for natural wells, hundreds of which pierced tho old bed of the stream. Night overlook ino, und I had nol yel seen the faintest sign of the quarry. I begun to look about for u suitable camping place, where (here was gross and water, und, us twilight is very brief in that latitude, iirtfed my horse into a brisk canter. Darkness cumo on very quiculy, und 1 wus soon surrounded by an inky gloom. Suddenly my horse pulled up so sharply thut I throw my self far back in the saddle to keep from being pitched from my seat, and then found myself fulling, with the horse be Carl, reaci the story v to study law; hogetslhore irdimp 8 e into lives Ihat trample on all things sacred, from selfish greed of gold,- and then goes home; _ his education was finished." Art is always its own besl reward, and the pool s deuresl object in life n list always bo to give to the world "tho message that in him burns." Still he needs Irieiids, requires leisure, wants broad, llmckoruy once wrote to a friend: "Our Iwopennyrepulalionsgetus at least two- ponco-hulf-penny. And he puts these words into tho mouth of Mr. Yellowplush Away with this cunting about great moths! Let us not be too proud and fancy ourselves martyrs of the trulh, martyrs or apostels. We aro but, tradesmen, working for bre>id, and not for righteousness sake. Let's try and work honestly; but don t let us be praying pompously about our sucriid culling." Set over again this lust quotation these words from Ruskin II your work is first with you, and you fee is second, work is your master, am tin; lord ot fee, who is tho devil." Ruaki also assures us that "none of the best heai work in art, literature or science is eve paid for. How much do you think thu loniorgotforbisltan?or Dante for hi 1 urudiso? Onlj bitter bread nnd salt, and going up and down other people's stairs ' But lile is progressive; less frequently thin ot old does genius languish in a carrel 1 ho enven is working of the great Teach cr who gave divine sanction to a recognized principle of the ancient people when lie mud: 'Tho workman is worthy of his hire. "No good can coma of your work but us H arises simply out of your own true nature," says QUO of the musters. 1 here never wus a grander picture of the true literature than that which the old "One reason why yon never read of large diamonds possessed by the ancients is that they were accustomed to apuly to such stones a rather extraordinary test. It was believed in their time that a real diamond, being itself the hardest thine in nature, could not be broken by a hammer upon an anvil. Accordingly, it. Was customary to determine the quality of diamonds brought for valuation by'seeing if they would stand this severe trial." So said a jewel merchant to a reporter, and added: . "Of course, in nearly every case the diamond would be shivered upon the nnvil into a thousand pieces; it was simply an accident when such a result did r.ol follow. *or this gem, though hnrdnr than any other known Eubsla,ice, is none the less brittle on that account, readily splitting if rightly struck. A few years ago, 'when the historic Koh-i-noor had just been re- cut, the jewel was placed for a moment in the hands of Benjamin Disraeli, who let it drop from his fingers upon the tiled floor of the room in which the occurence took place. His heart leaped to his throat, and there was tho biggest kind of a fright for a moment among the courtiers and others who stood around lest the diamond should have been broken. If it had fallen eo ns to strike in this or thut particular way it would have been smashed to n certainty, and ever so many thousands of pounds would have vanished into nothingness with the destruction of one of the great gems of tho world. Fortunately it suffered no harm. It is worth saying, parenthetically, that the Koh-i-noor has itself suffered some of the misfortunes which it brought upon its owners through so many centuries. Originally weighing 703 carats, it was reduced by an unskillful Venetian lapidary to 180 carats, thus sacrificing nearly three-quarters of its original dimensions. And so clumsy did the apidary perform the work that when he was through the stone looked more like a )iew- of gloss than anything else. Subsequently it was recut and now weighs only 00 carats." HOW DIAMONDS AllE CUT. "That seems a woeful diminution." /'Yes; but you must remember that the by the English ambassador a few years, ago, *hich wan a flawless stone of a beautiful blue weighing 951 carats. One of the loveliest sapphires in existence is in the collection of minerals in the Jordin de Plants, Paris. It weighs 138 carats, and is worth «a5,000. A poor wan picked it Bengal. The most remarkable sap phires ever seen in Europe were two that w ,ere exhibited in Paris at the exposition of 1867. The lai-gw of the pair weighed 252 caratc, and the smaller one, which was valued at «40,000, 165 carats. In 1878 a blue sapphire Was found in Ceylon that weighed two and a half pounds, or 4,000 carats, but it Was not pure. The most remarkable emerald of antiquity belonged to the Emperoi Nero, who was very near-sighted. The stone chnnced to be Shaped like a concave lens, so that it assisted his vision materially at the gladiator shows. He supposed that it was a magical gem on this account. At all events he was the first person to adopt the single eyeglass, which has since become so fashionable abroad. The nati res of Pern are said to have formerly paid religions homage to o,n emerald the size of an os- OF Hebrew prophet saw in a vision of a man clothed with l ' clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side," who stood beside the ' , iibwelcome to the white pine men of Minnesota. It must be considered, too, Umfc i» Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, there are 120,000,000,000 feet of standing pine timber, but, with the present demand for ^vhito pine and the rapid rate of cutting, it will be exhausted within twenty years. These facts suggest the application of forestry both north and south. T'lere is a -. a moment I was stunned. When 1 recovered consciousness I found thut my horse had tumbled down a natural well, thirty feet in depth, and hud been instantly killed. 1 was considerably shocked, but fortunately no bones broken. H did nol take mo long to reulizo tho seriously uncomfortable nature of my position, for plainsmen think quickly. The well into which I bud fallen was ..<•.., , ••••-. —-.:— .- ------ I perfectly round. Its sides wore us smooth possibility of perpetuating tho pine growth as glass, and it was too fur from side to uy renewal, by sparing the young growths, side for 11 ' • i>y protecting the forests from fires. Tho ' utter cause takes off ubout us much pine mo to climb oul by HIP use of bows und knees. is commerce does. muting or prospec o extinguish every camp fire when clear- ng a camping place. There should be-omo regulation of Hi kind in this u.untry. There should I, oiiie consideration for the generations to omii. Wo aro hacking down our timber vith no thought of the future. We am ihowiug no thrift or providence. Vet su ong as there is money in forest destruction len seem determined to make a dmu sweep of tho trees. Net only tho lumber business, but agriculture and gonm-al business will, within tho next Inilf century, be decidedly injudicious affected by the mania for slaughtering thi 1 in a stone prison, u, dungeon from 1- » II' 4-1 , " — -N..«U 1*4401/41. (V lll||||*VUJl IIUJU oes. In Australia every which there wus no escape without belli ipoctmg party is required from the outside, and us 1 realized this a "'"'" """"'• -- 'drop of rain splashed in my face und 1 heurd the distant rumble of thunder. A storm was coming on, and in a minute's tune, if there was a heavy full of rain, my trail would bo obliterated, 1 tried to culculute how long I could hold oul, before u search purly would como utter mo, and ffivo it up when I considered how unlikely it was that any but the merest accident would jnng the soiirchers to Ibis particular place. I was in a tight hole iu more ways than ono, and tho thoughts that came to me in the next two or three minutes wero decidedly solemn ones. Suddenly a cold, clammy body touched my bund und 1 hear! Bobo's familiar hiss. I spoke to the reptile, ami iMimb- ed up my body to my shoulder. Whore it hud managed to secret itself all thi. forests. The subject is ulwuys worthy public attention, und, unless practically considered, nothing will be done, and in tho mean- brazen altar, and at God's bidding gathered coals of fire from between the the cherubim und scattered them over tho city. The coals wero the emblems of the thoughts t.iat burn and stir men's souls, and the linen robes symbolized u clean life. Lon"fellow declared that "he who drinks midnight, thinks midnight." Justus u nation s url reflecls its moruls, so surely is u wntcr.s work an exponent of his ethical state. Sterling worth in the quality of liteniiy work is not consistent with "any gnawing lust, any wretchedness of spite or remorse, any consciousness of rebellion against the law of Cod or man."—Klla B Curler, in The Writer. An Alieodotu nl Cliouto. The study which Choate made of words, the wonderful richness of his vocabulary while il had much to do with his power over a jury, hud a fantastic side toil which naturally guvo point to surcas•». Hum Mr .lustlcn Wildu of tho supremo court ol Massachusotts comments in his dry way on the passion of tho great advocate for adding to his verbal equipment. And whon a member of the bar happened to ask the judge if ho bad beard thut Worcester hud just published u new edition of bis dictionary, with a great num- uer of additional words, Wilde answered' •No, I had not hoard of it; but for God's sake, don't tell Choato." No doubt jhoato himself would have approbated the point of this sully, for no one was uore conscious of the exuberant prodigally ol his utterances, which, however, the judge himself would probably have bee as ui:wi!!iii|r as anybody to restrain. Th torrent ot Ins speech bore down upon it resistless (low the fuel und argument o opposing counsel, but yel (his WIIH not due so much, alter all, to the flow of his elo quence us to tho skill with which he laid Hiiro tho wank points of his adversary uud tho imaginative ingenuity that pin the case in a now and totally tinexpectei light, AI>»oht-MIiulml. An amusing circumstance occurred ut tho Continental hotel the other duy, says I , --- ' ^ ~ - j " •• •••"•-•u &i~iiAb»iut:i LUUiii UIB diamond cutter s art is of very modern development. The ancients did not ander- tand it to any great extent. In polish- ngsuch of their diamonds us survived he hammer and anvil test they were con- ent to merely rub down the angles of the ough stones and polish off the natural ncets. io them the losing by cuttine veil one-half of the weight of a gem vould have been horrifying. Diamond lilting as is now practiced, was first tried n Bruges about the ymir 1«I5«, by a man ained Louis Herquem, who was the in- entor of the facet idea as a matter mathe- uusical. Toward the end of the seven- ienth century experiments were m-de in 10 bleaching of colored diamonds white by means of such chemicals as a distillation of antimony; but no way was ever found of preventing the color from returning alter u while. Amsterdam is the great diamond-cutting workshop in the world to-day, 10.000 Hebrews in that city being more or less directly engaged in the business. Everybody knows that only diamond will cut diamond, and for the purpose diamond dust haa to be used mostly made from imperfect and unmar- Ketablo diamonds known as 'bort,' pounded up in a steel morlur. A diamond to be cut is first stuck in a lump of cement on the end of a short stick, the cement having been softened by the heat preliminarily. It becomes fastened solidly in the cooled cement, and it is then ready for work. Supposing that it is a big stone it is likely that pieces will have to be clipped off it. here and there in order to dispose of flaws. On an average a large dia- trichegg, which was only exhibited by the priests on occasions of high festival. 1 ms "Goddess of Emeralds," as it was called, was tes/ed by Pizarro wi«h a hammer and broken up. The turquoise owes its color to the presence of phosphate of copper. Most g«*ms of this sort are obtained from Northeastern Persia. His said that tho Shah possesses n earl v all of the very remarkable ones in existence; the best of those he always keeps. BULLETS COVEHED WITH MOSS thrown with slings break off the pieces of turquoise trom the inaccessible rocks which usually contain the matrix. A substance often sold for turquoise is otherwise known as 'pdontolite'or 'fossil turquoise, and is, in fact, the tooth of the extinct giant elephant known as the mnm- moth. Great qualities of mammoth remains are dug up in Sibkria, where the mighty beast used to roam. In 1795 the entire body of a mammoth was found frozen in a solid cake of ice on the shores of the Arctic sea, where it bad doubtless been preserved in that curious way for thousands of years. When it was chopped out tho flesh was sull fresh. In the opinion of many people the opal is the most beautiful ofgeins. Its substance is traversed by a multitude of little fissures, which give rise to the 'diffraction 1 of light that makes tho wonderful play of cobrs. Pliny tells of an opal the size of a hazel nut that belonged to Senator Nonnus. Mark Antony wanted the stone and exiled thn senator because ho would not give it up. Hut Nonnus prefered exile with his treasure to livin? in Rome without' it. The two biggest opals known were found in tho Hungarian mines in 1866. Both were pear-shaped and weighed respectively 186 and 160 karats. Perhaps the the finest opal of modern times is one which belonged to the Empress Josephine and which was called the 'Burning of Troy' from the red (lames so vividly shown upon its surface. A Country SlttlnR-Koom. There is nothing prettier in tho countr sittingroom than|a few pieces of ratta furniture, either in natural color wit Cushions of India silk, or enamelled i white and gold and fitted up with stripe tapestry, cretonne, or any artistic mil terial the owner fancies. There are tw kinds of furniture classified under tb head of rattan—the genuine rattan an the reed or wicker. Tho wicker chair i less expensive than the rattan, but it not to be despised for this reason. Pftnl Beehtner's Vinegar Wot Milwaukee are Com*' Wiped Ont by Fifr, The Canst of the Blnzo fa to be Due to an plosion. Firemen do Noble Work to Save the Bnildfng—Loss about 850,000. MILWAUKEE, Special Telegram, Aflg". 14.— The vinegw works of Paul Bcchtuer, corner of East Water and Huron streets, are now a complete ruins. Shortly before ' of „ ,. . . . was the execution of blown in till directions tearing off the too - ? f thu ^wnace and roof £ the first and lust elec- o/ Ingiciing capital ..------ and roof ol the build. .„ JoUtt NovaJc ttod Oucsir Sobwski I employes., were ble w « out of • • WUHl territory o f t| lo United States. This k'gi* iation was far from reaching importance und did not belong upon Iho uppropriu tionbil. It wus this legislation thut hai delayed the passage of the sundry civil bil und rendered necessary u furtherextansioi of appropriation. On motion of Mr. Cutcheon tho senate umendinent wan non-concurred in to thu house bill (or t.ho establishment of u nut lonul park at the butlloliuld of Chicumuu- gua, and a conference was appointed. On u motion uiiulo by Mr. llogcru Iho quorum uisHunpuiiredimducull of lie house tuned to dist-loso one. . On molioii of Mr. Dingloy, the resolution wus udoptcd for Iho urrest of absent nembers. • The senate bill passed, extendingt/Uo time of payment to the purchaser* of tf«l«id Of bo Omaha tribe of Indians in NaMm olutioii yesterda uud wus rday, tariff the tariff bill, f ludiuus in Nebraska. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18. .—1« the senate toddy ottered by jjlr. liuiittptf. ,%• whole country—und it has sometimes bcor. thai the great advocate shrunk from th« odium of securiiu; the ucqiiitlul of Iho culprit. But it is now known thai, illhoiigli urged by r'runklin Dexter, onn of ho lenders of thu bur, who believed U'ub. tor innocent and wanted him defended on hat ground, and by Charles Sumuor, who ook a similar view and urged the dufnisu n the interest of humanity, Chuiiti- voiild not accept Iho case, bccam.ii he ould not undertake to declare that \Vuh- ler did not lull 1'nrkiiiun. The alli-rmi- iv« pleu of justifiable homicide in n'if- efonse, or of muiis/uiij,'btor by reason of iidden altercation, was Iho only one which hnalo would accept. But I'rof, Wulwlrr nd his advisers w'ould nol agree to Ibis ine of defense, and tho consequence wus that he lost thu services of (In, grout advocate, who would probably have saved his "to, hud ho been allowed Iho only method of defense which accorded with his vuii- victioiiHof policy und of truth.—"An (n- spired Advocate," in Arona for August. Mrs. (ion. Grunt scorns to huvo found the elixir of youth. Although sixty-*!.*, slio is us agile as a woman of thirty, enjoys pel-loot health and, burring Iho weakness of her eyes, which were 'never strong, her faculties uro us keen us Ihov over wero. ihe g ra ,y in lior huir is scarce'- ly noticeable; her fane is plump uud of gpocj color. Mrs. Grunt drosses iu rich black ubboy cloths or silk fabrics. i pit 11 J "".»> ' " uuu: it HIIIOKO. .1 nllf'd my jnpe and struck u mated. '('|, ( bright light uiinnyud Bobo, and, ruivini. its head, it reached out toward tho side o Iho well, lieforo the mutch went out i hud got a bold upon thu smooth stone uni wus wriggling its way toward tho top. 1 don t know what made me think of it, but suddenly rciiiwnbored Hobo's fondness lor milk and dixliku of staying away from camp over nijjht. lieforo the reptile was beyond my reach I pulled it buck, di'lmninod lo muku it the mo.uisof milting out of Iho well. I twined il* body ubiml my week, und by tint nva of indauring nhriisiM and un occasional stroke ul Iho hand quieted Iho reptile. Klrikin" a mulch, 1 lore u leaf from my notebook" und hastily scribbled a few IUII-H duwrib- ini/ the accident which hud befallen mo, and qcatitig us well us I could tho cannon in which it bud happened. 1 i>ncloxi>tl this note in a piece of buckskin cut from my tobiicco pouch and then with a bit of wire twisted from tlio ring of my riata, bound the liltlo packet to Hobo's (ail. I drew Ih.' wire so lighllv thai il nm.,t luyucut. inlu HID IMi.'for Bobo tried lo strike my luiml. and hissed angrily. Satis- find that tlid piu'liot would nolcoino off. I hold Iliiiri'jililouifiiiiist Iho wall and released it. IJniddv Hobo crawled to Iho top although wmowf/at bumpered by the wired- on pocket, and was off. by, arouKod und gliincc'd" about un if ho wiis looking tor her. "Why, my wife," ho linully remarked, recovering himself— "why, I dccluri), 1 left her at, Atlanta City V\o have boon traveling together and 1 uuc'iiiiio so uncustomed to registering her that 1 entirely forgot thut she wuu to stay at Iho shore." There was u hearty laugh all around ul tlio expanse of Ibe railroad man, in which ho joined. rj'-Uraeious, I would nol lot her know of Uns tor anything," ho ruiiiurkud as he darted uwiiy_tu thejcleviitqr. W 11,1. IN VHSTKIATiirTJIK (!A8K. ulilK-'lufiu-lli, Iliu Alloijuil Clirisl, will tint Into Ti-oublti. HiHiKi'oiiu III., Aug. 14.-lUury L V\ olden, one ol the women thut bus Ueei iiculcd for the pust your in Schwointurth's 'heaven,' today gave birth to l girl baby. A comufltteo bus moil organized for Ihu purpose of riddhi" he community of this self styled Christ hwonifiii-th. Ho has claimed thut the Woldnii woman wus with child by tho Holy I j host. mond loses from one-third to two-thirds of its weight in this way. Frequently Ihe clnps thus obtained can then Delves be cut into smaller gems with profit. A little steel chisel introduced into u nick skill- ;ully made with another diamond per- :orms tins operation called 'cleavuge.' It s u ticklish thing und must be nerformei with groat cure, lest the stone be ruinec ))' un uiiintendnd break. Tho next thing s to grind the facets by contact with an other diamond, wetting the opposing sur faces from time to time with the tongue o that they may not get too hot. . After his they are polished by flat wheels cur ying diamond dust, which revolve 2,000 lines u minute, the operation adjusting lie edges and planes of the facets to tlio vice with tho lingers und keeping the vheel moist with olive oil." Aimi'ICIAI, OEMS. "Whut is the most beautiful form lamondsy . "TliH'brilliant'by nil odds. Tho shape is like two cones united ut their bases, the umier cone being cul off al the top by a plain surface of some size und tho lower cone coming almost to u point. Tho older slyle, known us the 'rose cut' is u low pyramid, flat on Iho bollom. Several sorts of precious stones ure burnt to bring out their colors. Among these is the oriental carne inn found in the Bombay presidency. Likewise the Brazilian topaz derived its pale red lino from fire. Before being sent to market it is rolled up in a sponge and burned. A similar process is employed upon rubies, sapphires and amethysts for rnmovinir spots that interfere with tho play of light in the stones. The dyeing of many sorls otffoms, chiefly by cookiii" iu honey, was known as nn url to tlio ancients, und modern chemists have many devices for that purpose. Agate, for instance, can be colored to any shade that may bo desired. Within a few years real diamonds have boon produced urti- ficmlly, though so small as to bo of no vuliKi commercially. Also rubies huvo been manufactured by melting up mini- I w :ii bers of little ones together in the crucible, ' but, although the novelty caused u big reuru among the gem merchants for u time, those artificial jewels have never found many purchasers. The origin of tho diamond bus never been satisfactorily accounted for. Good uuthoritos ore now of tho opinion thut tho stone, which is known to be composed of pure carbon, wns formed it the bog-inning by the decomposition of vegetable mutter. Besides the or- linai-y colors teen iu diamonds—blue white uud yellow—there are green und rod Immonds; Iho red ones are particularly are and valuable. In Brazil, diamonds vi>re used by the gold hunters, before their ulue was discovered us counters in playing ards, just us in South Africa tho children irst employed them as playthings. llU.llllss-OK THK WOULD. "How ubout rubies V" "The ruby is the most valuable of all TCCIOUS stones, though mosl people are out ware ot tho tact. It, like the sapphire, is iimjio.snd almost wholly of ulumiim. Usually rubies uro found loose in tho sand with which they have boim washed out of the rocks. 'Ihe finest of them have always mo from Burmuh; the king of which— certainly possess one advantage over ratta —it cannot be twisted into such prepros t'Tously ugly shapes as rattan has been b some manufacturers. The nature of th material prevents it being woven wit bucks in the shape of Japanese fans anc various other styles which are parodies o Oriental art. The Chinese chairs that come to thi country are combinations of rattan and wicker work. If is difficulty to get Hies chairs here in ns fine a quality is they an made. The American rattan work is finer than anything that comes from China but the shapes are far inferior to the Chinese or English work. Tho Englisl make a delightful student chair in wickerwork, with a basket at the side for papers It has a high square back, a broad roomy sent, and is made more comfortable by the addition of soft tufted cushions, which can , be removed when necessary to be beaten. 9 o'clock an explosion of chemicals in the basemens fired the combustibles, and like a flash the whole building was enveloped in flames. High spirits and acids added fuel to the flames and the fireinen failed to control Iho raging elements and in a few minutes tha building was a complete wreck. The general alarm was turned in and the engines nnd carts rushed to the scene to lend all the aid to pro- vent a spread to the adjoining structures' The fire tug cataract at tho foot of 15ast Water street lent its aid and two streams from the river assisted Materially in subduing the /lames. Seven streams were thrown on the building from different directions with a hop-" of uarliiilly Piuiiiir th« *•:>:•](.-. but Hi is was* soon seen to be without, avnil, for the roaring flames had everything in their grasp, and proceeded with the dispatch t,o devour in the way. The building four story brick, owned by Green & But- Ion, wholesale druggists, and is in the rear of the Mitchell bank. Tho loss to the building is 830,000 and to tho stock, 820,000. Curpcles, Hm-tmau & Co., the firm in the next building adjoining, dealers in trunks, lost by the damage by water about 810,000. Everything is partly insured. but the amount cannot now bo learned, after playing on the building for nearly two hours the fire was gotten under control and the firemen denoted leaving but a black and gutted building which had a few hours before been one of Milwaukee' B largest and best paying industries. LATER— It cannot be learned for certain as to the origin of tho lire but first • surmises are thought to be correct as no evidence of incendiarism can be found. IS WKSTHOYBI) MY Oldtlllery FLAMES.; Yaluud at His, altogether, an example of the excellent effect of using material in u manner adapted to its nature.—New York Tribune. SHIPPERS GATST A VICTOHY. Th« Itiillrouil Modify the Uniform Itlll of CHICAGO, Aug. 14.—Shippers throughout tho United States have gained a victory over the railroads in securing a modification of the unifornijbill of lading-. The concession made by the carriers consists in striking out the words "not negotiable' against which the chief complaint is made. At u meeting of the joint committee the trunk line und central truffle association und the representalive of the Luke and rail linos which were held in this city today. The subject wus very fully discussed iu the light of objections raised by the commercial organizations of the country. Some roads threatened to discontinue tho use of the new bill of lading unless it were adopted by all tho lines, us the shippers were now discriminating in favor of ;he Grand Trunk, Wabash and Ihe four !ake hues that had refused to adopt it in the present form. Chairman Blanchard, of the central .raffle association, strongly recommended hat the words "not negotiable" be stricken out. The recommendation was unanimously concurred in, and as thus amended the bill of hiding was adopted by all linos, to take etfect September 1st. Representatives In Cuia Tll<j y of the Grand Trunk ami Wabash accepted in its now form as ul*o did all the Lalio lines ND action was taken in regard to the other objections that have been urged uguinst the bill of hiding but a permanent committee on the uniform bill of lading was instructed to make them up at the earliest possible day. Ih is practically settles the fight over the uniliirm bill of lading. The amendment nnikes a negotiable paper and Ihe bankers will no longer refuse to advance tbs money on it. uml CoiilentH $700,000. , Aug. U.—The immense distillery of the Kentucky Distilling company, is now on fire with indications that it will be tolnlly destroyed. In Ihe warehouse nre 30.000 barrels of whisky, all of which will be lost The whisky is valued at 8800,000, and the buildings will run this loss up 8100,000 more at least. At 1 p. m. tho distillery building proper war iloome:! and the ciiltfo sheds were also burning. Tl.e warehouse is gone and thousands of barrels of liquor are feeding the blase that now and then seems to pierce the clouds. A11 Ihe fire engines in the city are tin-owing water on the properly in tlio neighborhood. The distillcy property consisted of the immense distillery, containing machinery, extending buck from the street 250 feet. The lower pai t. was of frame, while-the- ! rqnt was of brick and three stories in leig-bt. Ka sfc of the office und adjoining- it wero two large warehouses, in whicR wore stored 25,000 barrels of whisky. These buildings wer> entirely of brick, three stones high. U50 feet deep ind about 100 feet wide. It was here that be fire started, and wus caused by the iirolessness of a negro who smashed a amp while endeavoring to get out a leuk- ng barrel. I'he warehouses were next to the largest n Louisville. The distillery proper 7oa 94x33>£ feet, and to this hud been uilt two additions. All these buildings re d-stroyed, while the flames are still timing fiercely. A rough estimate made the loss puts it ut. 8800,000. It was lost, if not entirely, covered by insnr- nco. As the building- has not'been in peration for some time, nothing will be istby the delay in starting up. It was 3 o'clock before the firemen got ontrol, and I his was not unlil tbeimniense arehouse distillery proper, cattle sheds id slaughter bousn und iiork pocking ;.siiibli-liiui>nt of C'uiirod <V Seller udjoiiT- ing had been completely destroyed. The pork packing company's' loss will be S50 000. The total loss to the Kentucky distilling company is estimated ut 8800,000. Ibis is irrespective of the loss to the gover nment in Unpaid taxes of ninety cunts a gallon, which will amount to 8081,635 making- u total loss by fire not much less than 82,000,000, The insurance is roughly placed at 8700,000. FIKBMKX STUIKE. i|o, the ICnglllners Out. I.EK IS SATISFIED. Cenlrul Having IMHlouHy )„ KuUlug tho Froleht Itlookuilo. Ai.n.vNv, N. Y., Aug. 14.—Master workman Lee claims to In satisfied with tho condition of tiling iu New York and this vicinity, lie said the Central road was haviiiLf a hard time in their endeavor to raise tho freight blockade at West Albany, strikers £ot hold of tho men who came on from Chicago and Boston yestei day with the result that this mornin the experienced western rai'road men wh wero to bo put at work at West Albany mused to go to work. In conversalioi with a half dozen men, who came o from Chicago, it was learned many mei hud been under contract with thr Contr-i for weeks before tho strike was declared DKTBOIT, Aug. 14.— Members of the general executive bjard of the knights of labor were astir bright and early this morning, Mr. Holland expressed the positive belief that the Brotherhood of I 1 ireinen would strike. He regarded the newspapers as misinformed of the situation regarding the movements of Grand Master Sargent, of the Brotherhood of 1' ireimin, and said that instead of Cleveland, the conferrenco with Sargent would take place iu Utica, and that the local authorities of the order would press to go "Incuse they do," said Mr. Holland "the engineers are pledged to run with no lion-union fireman, hence the engineers will be practically on strike." XOT VET KltADJCATKl) Trudo» In the Bvorjft\itug Cluen In thv bodily mt)eliuiil«ui whoa tlio || V or unit ,,«i ot order. Ooiimlimiton, dj-npoju-iu, coulwulnii UOU Ot talfl to Um 11 ii efljp ((, pr^nt null jutuove U»lr j^nsti, urreil to tlie coi TUu is bit umlu. lUeomcd an eternity thut night of an anxious suspense, bul toward morning 1 fwliwloo/), doubled up ovyrtlio dead body of my horse. Whon I uwoko the sun wiw shining directly overhead. I had just tukon a drink trom my canteen when I heard thu clatter of hoofs uud knew thut relief hud come. 1 pulled out my six-shooter und bluw-d uwpy ul the well. There wus U, volley of uili,\.0l ing shqtu, and II V f •-•— •- -!• n V'lVVW) 1AMI.I MtUBUllliI V the boys wwe grouped wound the edge of the wJI, cjmfliat, me in tt good-uoVod wuy. Al'0po n was lowered, ima, lifter eond- ud rifle, I wus c -,-r- wud uoio, but W (1 UlU.ll IW COllld b.0found, IPjOadluid C'OMINIJ TO AN'UNI). »1 m. Cutlicrluu K. lluml liuuorvi) With 1111 Jiuimrtiiul I'osltloii. . BUHTON, Aug. 14.- -Aside from the sessions ot the national encampment und woiuuu's relief corps, tho greater part of Uio (,. A. It. cofobrulion i« ovor. Thu number of reunions today wero comparatively tew. Many huvo ulroudy left for I'oiuu. AI Iho Bi'coud day's session of the annual convention of Ihe ladies' army today tho roporls of tho departments wero rend und rotorred. Mrs. Culhmuu K ilersl, ot Louisville, ww chosen president, and Mrs, Juliu M. Jouuson, of Altoouu, i'u., sumor vicu pxwideut. Mr. MuiTiiy, of the Kttsburg mine, no«,r Oruss Vulloy, split open u largo log. *!° *""",- A ,»>">«lo:%li U g shot-gun that ..,.-, ,....-, • ng of which- until Iho British overthrow the monarchy —called himself 'Lord of tho Rubies.' He owned enormous imantitios of them und great jars in his pulaco ut Mundeluy were lillod with rubies. Aluny, doubtless, were ("• "if'T1° kouJJ riglik, but vvheu he t««d to pull it tnmi the Uole ^e stock '' ' to Pieces. Hie Uuwlai a.vo o| I! any more big ones wero it not for a law which declared that all nbovo a certain size should be handed ovor to him us tribute. This naturally served us im incitement for minors to break up any good- si/.cd ono they camo ucross. A fivo kurat ruby to-duy is worth ten times us much us u diamond of Iho sumo weight, while one of ton karats, unexceptional iu color, is , In tho Russian roguliu is one of the linest rubies in tho world, the size of u pigeon'n eggs, which was presented to ,ho liiupross Catherine by Gustuvus of Sweden in 1777 A former king of Burmah hud u perfect ruby tho size of a pigeon s egg thut he used us an eardrop. Ihe two most important rubies everkuovyn 1875. . Ono of them was aushion-shaped and weighed thirty-five karats, the other wan u blunt drop of forty-seven kuruts. Both were recut, the smallest one subse- for WOoIooo^l^o iiec'eBsilies of Iho^r- wese government throw tueao beautiful jewels upon tue mnxktit." South Sous Continue i'mutlott Sluvory. LOMJDN, Aug. 14.— Horrible accounts are received of the slave labor tni'Mc by British planters in the south seas. A missionary in tho New Hebrides named Putpn reports haying seen white men in their bouts taking Kanakas to a labor illed— tried down lupen'ed on the duck and we-ci thus lurried out; to sea. Those thought likely lo escape are fastened with chains on board. A chief was shot dead by the crew of one of these vessels while attempting to protect his daughter, and a native Christian teacher was also shot dead. This slave trade is carried on under tho proton! ion qf (he British (lug for the benefit of plaiiU-m in Queensland and the Fiji island*. A VI UK ASSOCIATION. COKL'T,UI>U THIS CEHKMONIES. A QBiiurul Ciiuipflru Indulged | n by tha Comrades. BOSTON, Aug. 14.—The principal events or. Grand Army week concluded this evening by a grand banquet at Mechanics' hall, complimentary to the delegates to the encampment u_nd invited guests, over 1,000 in all. Dopartmeiit = cauiiuandor' I'lmimic* iiuve Aug. Orgiiiilzv 1111 lunur- 14.— At the Hw- ISME«AtJ38, inueeuticul ussocialion ineeting toduy the organisation of a Wisconsin Druggist Mutuul Firo association wus perfected to operate ou the plan of the Millers' in- SUTOUCO com puny. The directors ore J. C. Huber, O f j'ond du Lac; E. B. Heiui- street, Jiwosvillej R. J. Wushburn, Riluiyra, J. A. Dodd, Milwimkee; W. E. Speuce, Mtiuiton! J. M. Evans, Eya#s- guests, , , , --- (--• -»•"«••*• CQ 111 IU (tun ut linns presided. Among the guests who occupied souls of honor wero Gen. Sherman boy. Bracket, Aluyor Hurl, Gen. Sickles' und past cjimuuudeis in chief Bevens of lioston, Kountz, of Toledo, Fairchild of \Viscornin, and Warner, of Missouri. At 1 J:A) the new eoinmunder in chief, Venzej entered with Corporal Tanner. They were greeted with a grout shout. Gen. Alger wns similarly greeted. Commander Veazev when culled thanked the soldiers for their cordial greeting. Ho was glad that the organization wus based on meiit, not on rank, but on a spirit impelling men to en- :er the army for tho sake of liberty .hroughout the world. Col. Taylor then introduced Comrade bhermuu. the delegate from Missouri, mil Sherman said: "1 urn glad that •on huvo tuken command. I have seen one young mun puss toduy und u new one installed, with that gentleness nut subordination to authority which mirks our American history, and which s the best promise of u glorious future of ny single feature iu our American g ov- rninent. hi looking back upon the pasl, , one of your old coiumiinders, am well leased with you, my sons." (Applause.) 1 lie general closed with the nentiment tliat Ins IU.IMI iniglit continue iii (bo good work, for although he hoped that wars would not come, he prophesied they would . continue lo recur us long as humaa nulure remained as it is now upn. Sickles and Gen. Alger followed, iho Just speaker was Corporal Tanner. Ho eulogized the faithfulness of the volunteer soldier mid closed his eloquent address with another tribute to the hospital- uy of Boston. e ™ liu«lu««« Portion Wiped O»t. H.-A fire itnt =, —, nigUt and bui flarceuess u«Wl 4. o'clock AUHTW, Pa., Aug. 14.- pi^Maiii street lute last nigUf a_nd* bu>ii5 with

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