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ALQONA, Tnonftis MiMj&ii has invented & title ft* a certain type of; women. She cHltft them "Philanthropy fiends." THE German Emperor is going to publish a newspaper of Ms owri in Serlin. If he attends strictly to business he will find the cares of state ft tnere bagatelle in comparison. A HTTtB girl h'aj disappeared from a convent in i'.eWylatnjmhife, and fears ftre expressed lest she may ha*e committed sueicide. This suspicion is cherished not because the child was badly treated, but because she cried passionately Over the departure of her father, who neglected to kiss her good-by. BerowrB from London are to the effect that signs of cholera are fast disappearing there, it. was not anticipated that the plague Would gain foothold In that city, and now the near approach of cooler weather would seem to justify a firm prediction of the complete immunity of the community, Still, experience has shown that there is danger from infection in the warm season following the ravages of cholera in the east. Vigilance will be necessary for many months to come in order to secure complete safety in northern and western Europe and in this country when another summer comes. IN the case of the Quincy disaster on the Old Colony railroad in Massachusetts last month, the judge who held the inquest on the twenty persons who were killed has rendered a verdict declaring that'the foreman of the repair gang which was using the jack that caused the derailment of the train was wholly responsible for the disaster. This verdict will not assnaffe-the grief of the friends of those who are dead, nor will it repair the damage in reputation and in money that the Old Colony railroad has suffered. His a judgment in accordance with the facts, however, and it ought to lead to the punishment of the man whose criminal carelessness resulted so terribly. Every possible safeguard should bo thrown around railroad travel; and if severe punishment meted out to this foreman shall be a warning to increased carefulness on the part of all railroad employes, the incident will not have been without some good result. HIES! mm WONDERFUL INDEKD. This is a mad, reckless and break-neck age. Wonders have been crowding thick and fast upon humanity till at last it must be a marvel indeed.that excites more than passing notice. Pain-destroying cocoaine, Pasteur's remedy for the mad dog's fang, the quadruple telegraph system, the telephone, phonograph and other miracles wrought with the electric current, the air brake, the elevated railway and a thousand and one wonders besides, have all come in a flood during recent years and nearly paralyzed the sense of surprise in man. But of all .the achievements of science and genius none is more genuinely surprising than the wonderful one accomplished in Chicago Wednesday, when a nervons young man performed the amazing feat, mental, psychological or physical as the case may be, which only a few short months ago brought Washing^ ton Irving Bishop to an untimely grave. With eyes blindfolded and a heavy cloak snveloping his head, he drove from one hotel to another through the crowded streets, went directly to tho register, and, vision still obscured, correctlv gave a name and date therein previously selected by a special committee of. woirinent citizens, and even transcribed Ire name on a piece of paper, making almost a fac simile of that on the book. There was no doubt of the genuineness of the test. It was accomplished under circumstances which admit of no suspicion of its full authenticity, and the operator was evidently nearly overcome by the mental strain twice before the trying experiment was completed. The committ"e was naturally deeply amazed at the seemingly supernatural achievement, while dozens of psychical students testified their profound appreciation of the feat by enthusiastically applauding the mind reader, hypnotist 'or what not that the wonderful operator chances to be. THE" Springfield, Mass., Republican, discussion between NOTES. has been re-elected to congress by a plurity of 1 ,563. Puftusiri/vAfrlA mine^owners hive adopted a scale presented by tha;ftiner8, WASetfTOfoff ftnd Virginia heirs of Thomas Bean, of Texas, will divide a$10,000,000 inheritance. Custoif BASAtT* of Beloit has been nominated for con gtess by the democrats of the first district. TflB Nez Peree Indians in Idaho ate said to be preparing for war. Great ex- bitement prevails among the white upper end of Long Valley, and they are preparing' to defend themselves. JACK CxiniKfiK claims he has been offered the position of professor of athletics at Harvard college, and may accept it. The position cBfries^withit more prestige than any silnilar position in the country. The sahty attached to it, while not very large, is fairly good. IT is not generally known that Cyf us W. Field is A successful poulterer, and if the worst cnines to the worst could sell enough eggs to make both ends meet. At his country estate at Ardsley, on the Hudson, he has 3.000 chickens and 600 ducks. His flock yields over 8,000 dozen egga yearly. Tnfe former celebration of fortieth anniversary of the admission into the union of the state of California began September 9. The principal features of "the day's doings was an enormous parade, viewed by tremendous crowds of people. One of the features were the floats representing the different stages of progress in Cali- fornih since early days. United States troops and militia participated.. HONO Tik. is the Edison of the Chinese quarter of San Francisco. lie has imitated and duolicated in a, small way the telephone system of the city and had the Chinese quarter well supplied with electrical appliances, including telephones nnd electric light, before the other companies found it out. He derives all his electrical power from storage batteries put up b.r himself, the dangerous quality of dynamos preventing their use in the rookery in which ho lives and works. TUB coopers' union of New York was crowded Saturday night at ameetingunder the auspices of the central labor federation and socialistic labor party, tho red flag being displayed on the platform. Resolutions were adopted extending an earnest sympathy with the New York Central strikers and demanding a repeal of the charters of the Vanderbilt roads. Resolutions were also adopted looking to the formation of a defense association to prosecute with the utmost vigor all the Pinkerton detectives and police officers who may be guilty of outrages upon persons and the rights ot the people. ss .fceft r ._iaflBI w«ffe Killed WlhWolieriii woanfled. f tt& feoston e*pre«& Satedfty eteninfr struck ft suburban train OH the Danbury and NoNralk teancH of the Btonsac rond in South Norwulk, and badly damaged it besides shafting T"I and painfully injuring thirty or more passengers. None of them ftere dangerously hurt. Every physician i* the city was summoned to care for the injured an'd the patients are all doing nicely, from alt that can be learned the blame seems to fall upon tho head of the draw tender, who, although on duty with a red lantern, failed to give the signal of danger. AT tiobn o'n Monday lightning struck the large block in which are located the offices of the Pennsylvania Jailroad i company, at Altoona, Penn,, and the building was soon ablaze. Tlie building was entirely gutted by fire. Mflhy of the Old records are destroyed. The loss is heavy. Several hundred clerks are employed in the -building. They all got out but several narrowly escaped suffocation. Lightning also struck McClelland's residence. Mrs. Margaret Otto was knocked senseless and 1m* not yet recovered consciousness. Several bystanders Were slightly injured. Fntiut, Sept. 5. .-—Tho tariff bill \vas taken up by the senate today and consideration of the free list proceeded with. House.— The Clayton-Breckihridge case was again taken tip in the house to-day, and Mr. Breckinridge wiis accorded the floor to argue in his own behalf. He charged the chairman of the committee on elections, Mr. Upwell, with impropriety in judging cases. "' , he saitf, in discussing an- FOKBIGK. im- tlin tho - THE striking dock laborers at Southampton, Eng., continue to make trouble. More troops have been called cut. Sin HBNnr ISAACS, lord mayor of London, has two deaf and dumb daughters, both grown up. THE board of. health at Cairo will impose a quarantine of fifteen days upon the escort of the Holy Carpet from Mecca and a quarantine of twenty days upon pilgrims and caravans from Yeinbo. A BKVOMJTION has broken out in the canton ofTicino, owing to a difference of opinion regarding the revision of the constitution. Three members of the cantonal government have been prisoned, one. has been killed and others fled. Troops were sent to scene. TUB Figaro says that England has made a proposition to tho powers that they agree upon a federation of the Balkan states, including Rouniania, Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro and a part of. Albania. In regard to Armenia, the paper says, England will undertake an active interference until order is restored. A STEAJIEB arrived September 9, at Marseilles, bringing tha invalid marines and soldiers from Dahomey. She also brings details of the defeat of Egbas by the Dahomians. The victors destroyed thirty villages and took 8,000 prisoners. The Dahomians showed no mercy and were guilty of inhuman acts of cruelty. All the infants captured were killed, many of them being burned alive. Egbas and 20,000 of hia followers fled to the Catholic mission at Abbeokuta. King Behonsin afterwards advanced into the interior and captured 2,000 more prisoners. One thousand of the womsn were put to death WASHINGTON. SENATOII PLUMB'S amendment to increase the tax on spirits failed to pass the United States senate. PRESIDENT pro tern of the Senate Ingalls has decided to postpone his speech on the tariff in the senate until the report of the OUT . Springfield, speaking o£ the late Powderly and Vice-President Webb, says: With every disposition to vindicate the rights of labor—indeed, because of that disposition—we must recognize that the management of the New York Central ^i-ailroad made a far more honorable show- iiug than ths Knights of Labor in the in- nif vestigation recently. Mr. Webb's state- W ment is the sober truth, the railroad is not j called upon to tell the public, or tha » Knights of Labor, why a man is discharged, although they owe that information to the man himself; the railroad is deeply responsible to the public for the performance of its duty as a public carrier of lives and goods. But Mr. Powderly's correspondence with Master Workman Lee shoft s that he and his order have no sort of respect for tho rights of the people. The unconscionable selfishness of organized labor could not be exibited by any hosli'e writer with half the force that Powderly and Lee present it in their correspondence. Out of 22,000 men in the employ of this great corporation, 78 were discharged, and little more than one-fourth of these were Knights of Labor. Yet Lee, who was discharged for insolence und neglect of duty,—and confirmed this statement of Vicf-President Webb's by hjs own free testimony—at once imagined that the country wanted to strike in order to break up tho organization. Powderly took the cue from Lee, but he developed a scheme to make the order formidable, and advised secrecy, and the postponement of "trouble" until Mr. Depew should return ,froin Europe, "Remember," he wrote, that he is a possible candidate for presidency and will go to any lengths rather $han have a strike on the road, for that **£.would injure his charces irreparably. 1 ' g pe ! Weauwhile encourage desertions from the Tjervici), in squads at a time, if possible, so 8Jj°>8 to create a feeling of uneasiness. He jJJ/flaras Lee that the strike lhat is "not won ~ m ' jn 10 days is lost," that "it is madness for ttje men of New York Central to thipk of f striking." This seems like sense, but tho general master workman goes on to say as U follows,—The year 1892 will be presidental *' year, 1893 the world's fair, but tho patience *» $ the workingmen will not hold out to w remain organized quietly while doing hi» JU • jtfttt to organize other parts so that thej ^ • -ffjll tie as one man when these years coins. l£ Till* weals «n intention to precipitate a strike at a time when it will embarrass the railroads, but also it will injure and outrage the poo conference committee is made. THE comptroller pi! tho currency lins declared a third diviJend, 10 per cent,, in favor of the creditors of the Commercial National Ban!: of Dubuque, Iowa, making in all 50 per cent, on claims proved, amounting to $435,310. The bank failed March 20, 1888. THE report of Postmaster General Wannamaker's illness has caused President Harrison much anxiety, but in answer to inquiries made said he had received a dispatch from Mr. Wannamaker to the effect that while he was somewhat improved he was now feeling much better and would be at his desk in Washington September 9. THE weather crop bulletin says the weather during the past week in the upper Mississippi, the lower Missouri and OIuo valleys was generally favorable lo Hi • growing crops, especially throughout thi! principal corn producing states. Considerable damage is reported in North Dakota from hail and severe local storms. That gentleman other election case, had referred to the caso from the Jecond Arkansas district, and had declared that in that district five political murders had occurred, He called upon the gentleman to name the murdered men. Mr. Rowell said that they were Benjamin Smith, Bentley and Clayton, while on attempt had boon made to assasinate Wahl. The debate having closed, Mr. Crisp moved to recommit the case with instructions to the committee on elections to report which of the gentlemen had a majority in the second district of Arkansas. Lost; yeas, h3; nays, 101. The votes were then taken on the minority resolution confirming Breckenridge's right to a seat. Lost; yeas 81 i nays, 103. The resolution declaring the seat vacnnt was agreed to; yeas, 105, nays, 02. The house then took a recess, the evening session to be for the consideration of private pension bills. SATUHDAY, Sept. 6. Scniile. —The senate today resumed consideration of the tariff bill. House, —In the house on motion of Mr. Baker, of New York, the bill was passed granting a pension of $100 a month to General Henry A. Bargum, The house then proceeded to the consideration of Ihe conference reporl on the river and harbor bill, and Mr. Henderson, of Illinois, in explaining the provisions of the report, gave his hearty adherence to the policv of the international improvement, when his public career ended, as in the course oJ events it must soon end, i£ he had in any manner during his service here contributed to the improvement of the water ways and harbors of the country, thereby giving cheaper transportation to the people, he would feel that that was his highest honor. After further debate the conference report was agreed to. MONDAY, Sept. 8. Sfi.tilc. —Tho senate this morning agreed to the conference report on the river and harbor bill without, division. Tho bill now goes to tho president. The hauso bill to set apart a certain tract of land on which big trees stand, in California as a public park, was passed without amendment, The tariff bill was then taken up, the bebato to be limited to thirty "minutes for any senator or any one subject. . —Prior to the reading of the journal, Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, raised the point tbat there was no quorum present. The effortjof the speaker to count a quorum proved unavailing. The call disclosed the presence of 156 members, and the Sergeant- at-arniH was dispatched after the absentees. TUKSDAY, Sept. 0. House. —In the house, Mr. Buchanan, of New Jersey, rose to correct the record ot yesterday. Mr. Cummings had asked that the Maine delegation-be ed on account of "political illness." In view of the fact that the Maine delepatiun, especially the speaker, was in robust health, he thought, some mistake had been made. [Laughter.] Mr. Haugen, of Wisconsin, called up the Virginia election cose of Langston against Venable. Mr. Averill, of Virginia, raised the question of consideration, and the vote resulted—yeas, 89; nays, 14—no quorum. A call of tho house was ordered, A bare quorum was disclosed and the question recurred upon the question of consideration, ' Ksstdon Iwfeftift* to to mm States *1. the )fl*ds higretofoffe chanted any state Or corporation to aid in the construction 6t a raifroad ^ opposite 4 io and co-ter- initiOD! with ft ^ftfrtioft o? an^ Stfch railroad not no* completed and in operation, for the construction o? benefit of which each lands are granted, and all such lands declared a part of the public domain; provided that tha act shall not be construed *s forfeiting; the right of waf or elation gronnd of ah* railroad company heretofore granted. Mr. Morgan opposed the report as a logrolling scnemfi gOtteft up forjhs benefit of all land grant roads.' While 4he first Section professed to be a forfeiture of all. other sections related to the separate railroads ondeiempted them from the operation of the forfeiture section, or else secured them for certain pecuniary advap- tages. The mtet that could be said of the bill was that a few small railroads that had not got friends entfilgh itt the: two houses Were to \>6 cracified for the sake of glOss-i intf o-ver and varnishing a false pretense of thtj general forfeiturei After speaking for over four hours, Mr. Morgan yielded for a motion to adjourn. ' Ifattae.^-Ae Speaker Reed entered the chamber this morting a few momenta before noon, he received a round of applause from the republican side of the house and from spectators in the galleries. After prayer Mr. 0 Ferrall made the point that no quorum was present. The speaker without taking notice Of the foint stated that the question was on ordering the previous question on approving the journal Of Tuesday's proceedings and directed the clerk to call the roll, On ordering the previous question the rote stood yeas, 87) nays 44—-no quorum, and on inotbn of McKlnley, of Ohio, amid democratic applause, tho house at 12:85 adjourned. Mrs. John A. Lognn. Mary Cunningham Logan began earty in life to be Of service to her country. She was thd_ oldest of thirteen children, and tho family being so large and in modest circumstances, Maiy Cunningham, like a dutiful daughter, on reaching womanhood, nnd having graduated, acted ns her father's clerk when ho was land registrar by appointment nf President Pierce, at Snaw- neetown, Illinois. It was at this time that John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham became mutually attracted and joined hands. That she exerted a strong, sympathetic, and helpful Influence on the life of this great man, all tho world concedes. She trod the paths of obscurity and comparative poverty with him cheerfully, and stimulated his best powers, for she f iift baflt Oo»tte«it is Geitiltg to Be the Land of ttodettj Rotnmifte. T*6Defeii£oftl>eTt(roi>8 ot a flattte Monarch—A fifctHe Whlfen. Had ftesnlts. Aftey the tattla ttefrlfoned lit my tot feminiscence, i« which the entire band of slave-hunters and cattle stealers were »ip_ed outi the rulers ot the four tribes which had famished fighting men por- poeed to form a republic and elect me president of iti My ambition did not fun that, way. I knew the native African well enough to know that lie would not long be content with oh innovation. Each tribe had its own odiamfc and customs^ and a_ gotoriiineht for the whole would be certain to clash Somewhere. The power surrendered by the four rulers would soon be regrette_d, and then would follow plots and conspiracies and .oft would go my head. It was v^ry pleasant to be honored and praised and admired, i ut I decided to let it Stop there, t therefore discouraged the idea of a combine except against a common enemy, and it dropped. The great victory won Would be sure to create ueW^nemies, and we were scarcely through with our rejoicings when they appeared Aboiit 100 milt s 10 the west of ns was a ruler named Mpstati. who had long been hand and glove with the slave dealers. Most of the men killed in the lale battlo were of his tribe, he having hired them to tho Arabs for so much a day or week. This ruler had once extorted a heavy ransom from our four tribes, under threat of marching upon them with a largo army, and it was now confidently predicted that we could soon hear from him. As commander-in-chief of the army I did not disband it, but added from the reserves enough lo bring the number up to 1,000 nien. A large number of additional slings were mode, arid amone tho spoils of war there wore many spear heads, which had to bo provided with handles. Wo had now a large number of muskets than could bo gotten together by all the combined tribes of Africa, and while I watched for Mpstati 's coming I had to fear of him, The first news cnnio ly messengers, He sent three of his warriors to ii» to say Jiat be hud heard all about tho massacre, and was determined to revenge it, He de- nanded the return of all the spoils, 400 was not withonUin honorable ambition in cattle, 400 slaves, nnd the body of the him, and for him. So they lived and ••• *•"- ...i.-i....i i-.i n >,_,__ labored, hand in hand, heart fojhenrl, until the war of the rebellion broke .out, when she gave him up freely to the services of his country; bearing tha burden of her little family (she then had one child), and meeting calumny for his sake nobly. She at that time acted as her husbands aide- de-camp, while he was organizing his regiment in a _ hostile community; she then followed him, as so many other officer's brave wives did their husbands to the field, where, seeing the pressing needs of the sick and wounded, she entered with all her strong force, and nature into tho work of organizing and suppling sanitary stores to these suffering heroes. When .the war was over Gen. Logan was re-elected to congress, and later to the United States senate, Rnd they thus bo- came residents of Washington. {Mrs. Loga's peculiar fitness for social duties was soon recognized, and her receptions wore always exceedingly popular. Many women have enjoyed a fleeting popularity when standing beside n gifted husband, and been honored as His wife, afterward sinking into obscurity. Mrs. Logan has the strong personality and individuality that will enable her to stand alone us prominently as she has stood beside the man «he honored and revered. As yet, Mrs Logan has not identified herself with any of tho reforms specially advocated by women, not from want of interest, but for want of time. Many a brAve heart will echo our "God bless her," and long may she live to shine on her orbit, and to inspire other women, wives of public men, to fulfil faithfully the duty which lies nearest, which has always been the aim of Mrs. John A. Logan, and is probably one of the secrets o£ her power.— Emily L. Sherwood in Daughters of America. CRIME, JOHN KIKHNAN and John Zardia! are under arrest at Albany, N. Y., on the charge of train wrecking. Two cim.oiiKN were nailed up in a box at Paso Del Norte, Mex., by their father for safe keeping,, and were suffocated and starved to death. Tho father was arrested. A'l'Hansomville, sixteen miles northeast cf Loekport, N. Y., a boy named Charles Grambo, aged. 14, murdered his adopted sister, Hose Grarabo, aged 9 yearn. He loided a shot-gun with gravel and placing the inuzc.le closo to the girl's head fired. The pebbles penetrated tho brain. A PAIITY of negroes engaged in a shooting scrape in a saloon at Denver September 9, which became a general row. Thomas Buckner, a mulato, was shot through tho heart. Two others were seriously wounded and a number of others badly cut. A DISPATCH from Hameruvillo, Brown county, Ohio, says that during a trial at the magistrate's court on the evening of Sptember 9, John Ililer, with a shot g un, killed Constable Allen and then illed Qeorge Barngroyer. Both victims were brothers-in-law of the murderer and the litigation was over the division of the estate. ALIIEKT JOHDAN, a saloon proprietor, of San Francisco, and wife, were found bleeding and insensible on the floor of tho saloon Wednesday afternoon. Jordan hue cut his wife's wrist with a case knife, then cut both bis own wrists and slabbed himself in tho breast. Ill health and lack oi business led them to seek tin end to their troubles. The woman will probably recover but the man will die, (TIJIKS AND CASUALTIES. whole country and visitors from This is highly patriotic. It Id be u beautiful exhibition of the States to the world, And for whut ? Not that any wen are iusutlicieiit- Ot are unjustly burdened, but that membership of the Knights of it protect incompetent, iasub- WM, BJXJM & Co., of Boston, dealers iu woolens assigned Sept 9. Liabilities, »90,000; assets «80,000. Mits. SOL. NuwKLk, who had been liv ing willi Anaon Case'i; family since her husband's death, left her home some time during the night and Sept. 8, her body was found floating down tho Baraboo river. Two North Shore limited trains collided near Loekport, N, Y,, early Monday morning. W. A. Findlor, of Now York, won killed, and Engineer Mdsou Bradley und Fireman William Houston were seriou«ly injured. No TIM i MB have arrived at Albany from Now York »i«ee 7:«0 Thursday night Thursday night owing to a disastrous wreck ut tho Sehonu- dack, sixteen miles below the city on tut New York Central, The official* her.) say uu extra freight truiii collided, with tho rogu- lar freight train owing to u misplucnd switch and tt fow cars left the truck. K nas been learned from other sources however ihut the wreck is very disastrous, two engines, ten cars u»d a cabposs topg piledf up BO as to coyer thj curreu upon the question ot consideration, pending which Mr O'Perrall moved an adjournment. No quorum uppcaring, Mr. Maugcn offered it romluticyi directing tho sergciiiit-itt-iiruiH lo summon the ubsentees. Mr. fjreckenridfcce (Ky.) moved to Iny Mr. Haugen's resolution on the table. Lost—;yeas, 46; nays, 90. Mr. Haugen said it was evident lhat the news from Maine had so demoralised his democratic friends as to render them incapable of doing any business today. He therefore moved that the house adjourn. Agreed lo. Senate.—'She tariff bill was today taken up again in the senate. Chairman Ingalls ruled lhat tho prohibition cutting off debate today would prevent tho senators from asking or answering questions. Mr. Carlisle moved to strikeout of the sugar sec!ion all purugriipliH relntin g to l/o:inty. This was rejected—yeas, 2,'i; nuys, 34, a party vote. WKDNESDAY, Sept. 10. Senate. —In the senate today, Mr, Morgan altered a resolution, which wont over, calling: on the secretary of the interior for u stiitement concerning the land claims of the Northern Pacific: also a resolution embodying instructions to the senate conferi'iiC!) on the land forfeiture bill in relation to the lands of the Northern Pacific and other companies. It was laid on tin! table for further action. The tariff bill was taken up, the question being on its passage, six hours being allowed to cloie discussion, after which a vote will be ;aken. Mr. Hour referring to the reciprocity proposition, said he had voted for it yesterday with some hesitation and should not have done so if he thought the scheme contained in the amendment was all that was likely to coine out of the policy, Mr. Hour was followed by Messrs, Hiscock, Turpio, Gibson,, Vanco «nd Jones (Nev.) A veto was then taken and the bill passed—yeas, 40j nays, 29, as follows: Yeas—Messrs. Aldrieh, Allen, Allison, !3lair, Cameron, Casey, Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Daws, Dixon Kvarts, Frye, Huwley, lliggins, Hiscock, Hour, Ingulfs, Jones (Nev.), McMillan, Munderson, Mitchell, Moody, Paddock, Pierce, Plait, Plumb, Power, Quay. Sunders, Sawyer, Sherman, Hpooner, Squire, Stewart, Stockbridgo, Teller, Wushburn, Wilson (Iowa), Wolcott—40. Nays—Messrs. Harbour, Hate, Berry, Blackburn, BlodKolt, Hutlor, Curlisle, Coke, Colquitt, Daniel, Faulkner, Gorman, Gray, Harris, ftwarst, Jones (Ark.); Kfcnna, Morgan, IVscoc, Pugh, Ransome, lleagan, Turliie, Vance. Vow- ho B, Wulthull, and Wilson (Md,)—28. Th.u following pairs wore announced, the first named in each pair being in favor of the bill: Messrs. Dolph and Bowen, Edmunds and George, Farwell and Payne, Halo and Mcl'horson; Merrill and Hump- Ion, Stundford and Gibson, IVttigrew and r '-" Mr. Aldrieh moved that tho senate Tim KngHRement King XCoiminro. IMtluliurgh niBimtcli. The first one usually doesn't cosl much; but it costs enough for all that. You are about 20 when you are looking over the jeweller's advertisements and find yourself wondering if she will be pleased with what you save and pinch so to get. At length yon have bought it. Then conies the eventful evening; you stroll down the street feeling your importance at every step; with thumping heart you pass into your lover's sweet presence; there she sits expectant ; before you know anything about it her hand is in youis. Over her taper finger Ihe jeweled band is slipped, and what follows you remember so well it need not be recalled. Hank Hillard was born and reared away down in the wild Quark region of Christain county, Missouri, almost within gunshot of the famous IJuld Knobbers of south Missouri. He had never been out of the counly, much less oul of Ihe stale, and his idew of engagement rings were limited. When pretty Sallie Diggs—pretly in spite of her lenfrtn, shambling walk, and freckles—insisted upon a ring before she would consider the engagement binding, Hank was nonpulsed. He expostulated without avail, scratched his head, ' thought a long while, and finally went away. He came back the next afternoon, his face wreathed in smiles. "I've got her," he exclaimed, and reaching in his pocket he drew out a great ring uf brass. Pullie smiled uud reached out her hand. Hank slipped tho ring over tho girl's largest finger, and leaning neat the simple maiden whispereo: "Now, Sal, air yu satisfied th&t wetins is engaged?" "Yes, Hank," Sal, whispered, shaking the ring around on her finger; "but say, Hank, wher« did ye gil it?" "Ye won't tell?" "Nope." "Hones'?" "Hones', Hank," "Kf ye must know, I cut it onten dad's Sunday galluses," Sul slipped over into Hunk's arms, and as their freckled, sunburned cheeks touched the girl whispered: "Say, Hank, ain't yo 'fruid yer dad lick ye when he finds his new iralluH busted?" white man who had led the victorious troops. But for my efforts tho messengers would have been put to death. 1 gave each one a present, and sent them off with the message that, while wo desired to live at peace with all mankind, we are strong enough to lake care of ourselves. We should not go to attack Mpstati. but if ho came to attack m he must take the consequences. As there was no doubt that ho would come, I made a close survey of tliu country lie would be likely to pans over. Ho was known to bo impulsive and obstinate. Having once made ready to attack us, he would probably come by the most direct route, eager to strike a blow in revenge. Our village would probably bo bin objective point. I found no battlo ground, ty please me outside the village. Any position we might take could be flanked, as tha country was open. Tho village WOA situated on the side of a sloping hill in a banana grove. The country on three sides of UH wai pasture land for the cattle. The key to the position was tho crest of the hill behind us. On" that I constructed two earthworks, and connected them. Along (he slope of the hill I dug a number of rille nits. In tho grove, to cover a direct or flank attack, I constructed defenses of thorns and strengthened them with rifle pits. As a thousand pairs of hands were eagerly engaged in this woik, it was soon completed. Then I held a sham battle to see now the defense would work, and was satisfied that if Mpstali attacked our stronghold he would get the worst of it. Scouts were kept out for a long distance, and there was no fear of a surprise, It was about two months after our battle that Mpstati sent in word that he had already liken up his march for our vilage, and that he would not rest until he had made slaves of every human being in the four tribes. Such of the people us desired to meet him and surrender would gain his favor by such proceeding, but none of the head men, the army officers, or the white man need expect mercy. The messengers who brought this news were not allowed to approach the villagf., and therefore got no hint of our preparations. 1 returned word that we still desired peace, but if attacked should do our best to win a victory. My way of kecpintr Mnitati up to his work I added that we feared him more as a c.)w thief than as a warrior. Two or three days later our scouts brought in word that he was only on« march away, huvi ig a force of about 800 warriors. Of these only about 100 were armed with muskets. Attending these warriors were about 500 porters and camp followers. Our cattle had all been driven away to a valley twenty miles to the northeast of us, and the women and children and one man ha'l followed them. We therefore had nothing to look out for but ourselves. Tho enemy appeared about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and Mpstati was so sure of success that the last five miles of his march was made in open ground, where wo could see every man in his force. A mile away he halted und sent forward a messenger to command ns to march out and lay down our arms. The messenger returned to him minus one ear, and it was not long after that before the buttle opened. Mpstati determined to attack at once, and in front. As I watched tho disposition of his troops, I saw he was going to send forward about half of tlnm. 1 had 100 men, all armed with muskets, in each defense in the grove. They wero instructed to hold their fire to the last, und to lot as many men pass them as would. Thoxe defenses were about u quarter of a mile apart. Mpstati's warriors formed in ten reeeltS tfs., I tetti fotsrd sWriBisherl #ho fireated cossidernble loss «nd conftw- itffl, Slid thett ftavanced in t*o battle lines. Tte* fired two voflays at us as we advanced, but not a mnn was hit. We thefl fired in return find created greftt loss and disorto. Mpa'tati ordered a charge, bat just as it was to be made oar flanking f ar- tiei came op ftnd opened fire, and with yells of terror and dismay his fotce broke and scattered, and every fnan became a futfifive. Theront was complete. Had I Wen satisfied with it I could not have restrained my men from pursuit. Rad we been defeated every officer would hate been tortured to death, and evert soldier been taken as ft slave. They could not see why any mercy should be sho*n invaders who had come with snch evil intent, and the pursuit was therefore lasting and bitter. It was continued for fifty miles in some cases, and of the army invading out- territory not more than fifty escaped. We secured every musket, hundreds of spears and .war dabs, a great lot of cnmp stuff, and Mpstati himself was one of the dozen prisoners brought in. This battle- was a great oite. and its re- siilts were far-reaching. It broke up a great rendezvous for cattle stealers and siava hunters, and repopulated a district half as large as the state of Maryland, which had been abandoned for years, it assured permanent pence lo no less than ten different tribes of natives, some of whom had been compelled to pay Mptasti a large tax each year. The captives were 1)1 ic»d under a strong guard until our pno- ple had had a grand blowout ove? the victory. The captured chief was a big six- fooler, 40 years of age, and of great wilt and determination^ T had several long conversations with him through an interpreter, ahd at his request ho was taken out for a survey of the battlo ground, He had never seen anything but natural defense?, and he nt once pronounced the idea a pood one. The fact of so many of his men being killed and wounded by nnisitet balls w,is a great surprise to hiin, as his own men could never he trained to fire steadily, tie had fought ninny battles, but it had never occurred to him to find artificial shelter for his men, or to divide his force. He anxiously inquired where I hud learned the art nf war, and did not believe me whnn I told him that I was a runaway noldier, who had never even marched with the soldiers. When I asked him what he thought his fate would bo he promptly answered: "Tho same that yourn would have been had t won the victory," He v-os doubtless honest in this, as he was a man of brutal nnd wicked temperament, nnd was never known to show the least bit of mercy to an enemy. After the jubilee was over it, wns left to mo to name the manner in which the prisoners should die. All wore defiant and impudent. Had they linen otherwise, I believe I should have helped them to escape, ns several opportunities to do so occurred during the ten da>B. I refused fo nauio tho manner of death, and on the day they were executed I went up on the mountains and remained away all day. When I returned all wits over, and the bodies had been dragaed away for the boasts of prey to devour that night. VICE OF CAMBL1E Henry tVftttewoi Wfites of Stakes and Bfs> Losses. Hlffh Ihfere Is not so Much of ance Cattses Exaggeration, knotrltdge Provok<a Lying. CATTLE IN A STAMl'MBK. Tlie Heckles During of Cowboys With n Hitf Contract mi IfuncI, KIIIIHIIB City Star. Thp marketing of its beef is the sole sonrci! from which flows revenue to a much, and the collection and gathering thereof— selecting beeves is Hie most scientific part of ranch work — engages September, October, November and u part of December of each year. The beef herds, aggregating 4,000 to 5,000 heiid of cuttle enehi in charge of an outfit of about ten men, i Deluding the "boss" mid cook, betake themselves to a convenient shipping oin s Cull. . . .. insist on its amendments tothohouso bill, and ask for a conference. T4ie motion was ugreed to, and Messrs. Aldrieh, Sherman, Allisun, lliscock, Mcl'hersoii, Vance and Carlisle wer<' appointed conferees on the part of tho senate. The senate then adjourned. Uuitne. —The house was called to order by speaker pro. tern. Burrows, and prayer was offered by the olmpluiu, after whit-h Mr. O'Ferrull, of Virginia, ruisod thut there ww no quorum present. Tin 1 spea'o 1 !' pro. tern, being unable to count u quorum, Mr. lluugcn, Wisconsin, moved u call of the house. A cull wus ordered— yuua, 18; uuys, 44~but failed to disclose a quorum. TWUKSDAY, Sept. 11. Senate, —The house bill for tho sale of certain lauds for school purposes in the town of Pclicnn, Wis,, was placed on tho culciidur. A resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Morgan cuUiuK on the secretary of the interior for iuforiautiou as to the lauds of the Northern Pacific railroad an.U other companies whose roado uo not completed within the period fixed -ly the grunting act woe agreed to. The coaffttpce report of the raijroae land forfeiture bill yw tek,ejj up, Tfej Tho Ulunovnry orClulil. Contury. Ono of the anomalies of the gold discov ory was its slowness in reaching Ameri cans in California. It was inidsumme before the news was generally credited ii California and Oregon. Then; whonpeo pie became convinced that the reports wer true and that t'ortuuos could bo made ii a few mouths in the Sacremento Valley there was a rush such as was never bofori known in history, Uf course the Cali.*'or nia settlers had the great advantage o proximity to the now 151 Dorado. Next perhaps, came those in Honolulu, The Dregonians obtained theirjnnws by way 01 the Sandwich Islands und Fort Vancouver Theso hardy pionwrs had just euiorguc from a long stniifglo with hunger, tho wilderness and the Indians. They wi<ro poor, and they saw in the future only vistu at weary work with small profits, us they had no market for their produce Suddenly the scattered settlements were electrified by the news of tho gold discoV' ory. Those who took part in the rush de- v'ared lhat not less than two-thirds of all hose capable of bearing arms swarmed over the Siskiyoij Mountains and tame down to the gold fields of iho Sacromcnlo. In tho meantime the news hud tin-end to the East, to AuBlralia, and to Sonlh America. From all quarters came young men as eager for adventure as for gold. Not one in u thousand had uny practical knowledge of mining or any plan of remaining in the country after a fortune had been mudo. Eighty thous- mid is u conservative estimate of the number of cold huutora who flocked to California in the first twelve months that followed Murshall'B discovery. Siifuty front » I'cBtliimUttf Scourge. I'roUidfon from tho ut«e»Be, not u mocUdiml niji'iu which iu«rtly cuccku Uiu imroxysmx, I* the gmml tlonlilorutum wUcvovor tho vncUimlu tuouw ot mullti-ia pruvallif. IJnlniiio duon uul uffoiU Lhl« protection. Tlm clilul rwuoii wby ll««tottvi'« btumutli UUtorb Inn \voo «uch immouuM |io|iulur- Ky IP, Unit It i>mmru» ilia Bynloul to ttuUI llu 1 nmluiliil |Jt>»t. Till* U 'luce by bradiw and lonlii llmphjulciil orifunhmi: ivi'ulniiiii; uml imwui m;' mi itquul llowmid aUUIIjiiflun u[ iWuiilinul llu III"! C'elHblUljIll favor and tj |ic» oJ it,u dlttwwp «ro couuuvicd Itf II ar on ti guuml biiKlv. Noi luevutitotl, Imi ill" woi'il tin, III, i he on y oiuiclunlou ig bo aroyvu fiom fii>i»<i uhuliniuy vUdeuce itt, U» tuvor, U U euuiiilj iiwii)ilpiii,lun, liver com or twelve ranks, each rank containing front of forty men. The first three ranki had muskets. The advance was made with tho most direful yelling one fiver heard, and was at a wild run. At least one-half the forces passed the defenses, rushed through the open grove, and wore suddenly checked by volley* from tlw rifle pits. They were broken and disor ganizad by the first fire and would lmv« re treated hut for the men in the lower defenses. They now opened fire, and out of tho 400 and over who charged us not more than half got out of the grove. Ths fight lasted about twenty minutes, and though tho enemy was disorganized from tho first my men so recklessly exposed themselves that we had ten killed and thirty vound- ed. Great was Mpstuti's surprise and indignation at beholding tho Highland defeat of his Iroops. He sought in vain to rally tho-ii, but it could not bo done. In their panic they carried Ihn main body buck half u mile with them. In Iho meunliniu Ihe yells und rejoicings of our own men created u greut uproar. They picked up our seventy muskets among the dead, and each musketeer carried a horn of powder and ton balls. The weapons wero at once served, out. to take the place of sp«ars, and all were anxious for Iho noxt mow, .Vlpstuli saw that he had mudo u mistake. Ho had depended on his iiitme und nuuier- ical strength striking terror to thu hearts of our people, but it was u failure. Hu perhaps believed our forces greatly exaggerated, and tlm idea of defenses hud never entered his mind. Assoun as he could rally his forces ho advanced and spread out in a crescent before the grow, und not musket shot uway. Tliwo li's ranks resl- point, sometimes 200 to iJOO miles distant. i'his excursion in Blow, and by virtue of the strength and epirit o£ the cattle us well as the stormy season of the year,' not unfriiuirlit with danger. Stampedes are the rule rather than the reverse, and sometimes are very expensive in their cost from Jost and injured cattle. To this trip are usually assigned the most skilful and competent of the men. hi former days the drive from, Texas, north through the Indian Territory, .had a special hazard. The Indian was there, abundant and full of thrift. Nor was it the aboriginal intent to permit a herd to wind its valuable length across this domain without tribute. The method of tax collection in vogue with these officials of savage revenue was simple and complete. Some dark and quiet night tho sleepy riders out on herd would he astounded by tho spectacle of every one of their horned wards springing to his feet, nnd pausing hut one brief second to get the general direction, go scampering into the gloom with great fervor. The cause was easily found. An Indian had crawled up on an unguarded flank and (lapped a blanket. A most effective (lap, indeed, that puffed into suddan motion 8150,000 worth of beef by its one small breath. The sequel of a stampede is the re-collection of the herd. From che first jump of the firft steer the cowboy, as dauntless as a Cossack and blindly true to his trust, goes with tlm herd. No man ever takes a moro dangerous jannt. The night us dark as Egypt; the country new and unknown; perhaps at iiny second to go leaping from a precipice or crashing up against a wall of rock, entile, terror made charging on all sides, tho certain result of a fall being a crushing bv the galloping hoofs of the herd. Still this American Arab never halts nor wavers, but with rein held high and loose, and spurs bloody to the boot, whirls his half broken broncho through at thirty miles an hour. How cattle and men end a stampede alive ia one of f ho mysteries of the craft, but they do. As showing these trips not altogether lacked in safety t might add I never know a cowboy to achieve ten years of service without recalling one broken limb at least and somntimes two or three, The purpose uf the riders in a stampede is, Ijy lying v/ell up tvtd forward on one or tlm other nidi) ot Uiolierd, to turn or stop tho 3iiltle. This, even if successful. is wow, and is bound to involve a ten mile inn at least. By that time one cause 01 another has more or less split the herd into buncheu and many of the cattle are lost. The noxt fow days and sometimes weeks wo devoted to scouring tho country and rounding up the herd iiguin. Here is where the recrwnit native who caused th« wliolr trouble pots in his dusky work. Ho presents hinuulr' nt your caiup nnd pleasantly proffers his KC-rvices to help collect tho renoffiicUw at a dollar u head, As yon ar« almost mre ho hits hidden a bunch of it Hundred or so up some canyon where no white man can find them, you subdue your six-shooter, which leaps and throbs in its scabbard to kill him ott', and hire him. Tho poor Indian, with his fellowa, frequently makes several hundred dollars out of a stampede and saves four or five of your best steers lor personal beef-steak besides. Kenry Wfttterson has been writing to his newspaper, the Louisville Courier Journal, aoont gambling, and here are some of the reflections which the grave ol "Chnneky" Towles inspired in the brain of the distinguished Kentucky editor: Of all methods of livelihood or dissipation or amusement, perhaps there is none about which so much untruth passes current ns about gambling; Every now and then the newspapers take to a run ot gambling sto ries, and it is the exception when one of these has the least element of fact to sns- tain it. To the mind of a certain crude reportorial youth, in whose eyes the race course is a paradise and, every turf-man a hero, all games of chance poss-ss a peculiar iasjination, and, if he can fusion lo a game of hearsay, som3 indivlrlu i), particular or personal anecdote, he fancies that his fortune is made, nnd neither thinks nor cares to discriminate iri the matter of accuracy or propriety, That there ate decrees in card playing, or van ing sensibilities among those who with differing aims play at cards, or any virtue in sticking: to the truth, _doef not occur to him, and as in this, like other fairy tales, it is as easy lo speak of millions as of pennies, the amounts at issue are only linmited bv the imagination of the recoudtant. Thus: "The colonel went him ?1,000, and the judge raised him $5,000 better, and llie colonel called, and the judge only had a pair of deuces, and"—when, if the there was any such passage at all, the figures might be reduced to mills—still largely lo exceed Ihe amounts actually at slake. Again, the writers of these gaming stones seldom have any knowledge of the subject, and, writing at second hand, fall into tho most egregious errors; and their readers, bJnjj for the most part equally ignorant, form the most fantastic notions of gambling and of the gambler, botJi professional and amateur. HAllD TO LIVE DOWN. The reputation of gambling long survives the abandonment of the habit of gambling. It is not generally known, though it,'is u fact, that the most famous of the non-professional gamblers of history, Charles James Fox, did not plav for money after his 43d year, devoting the "most of his life to the most useful, eminent and brilliant public service, but never eradicating his early .reputation. Indeed, it can be set down as a rule that nothing does its work so quickly and so surolras high ploy. He who persists in it, no mutter how deep his pocket, will soon find the bottom of it, for tho essential principle of gambling is that it shall reach at least the measure of the player's capacity to lose. In most cases it exceeds this an'd in all, where is is continued, it outlasts the capacity lo pay, involving debt and ruin. Where these nro not the finalities among amateurs and men claiming to bn gentlemen, the abatement is to be found in an ever-increasing conservatism, narrowin down to merely nominal stakes or coiinten and this i« the history of every game tha does not end in more or less hare ship an disgrace. Of professional gambling it can be snL Unit no avocation involves so much of despotism, fickleness und squalor. Rare, in deed, nra the instances where the profe? sional gambler would not bo glad lo lent a different life. He will tell you, am truely, that he wus not. born u gambler that he did not take to gambling for it own take, that he drifted into it, as i were, sometimes by mischance in business sometimes through the encroachments of half unconscious dissipation, and some limes from sheer indolence und love • o: easy and ur.d idle pleasure. A murraii on't! The capacity for real and steady work diminished or gone, the means o: recuperation squandered, confidence forfeited and reputation tarnished, what was left? Nothing but the card table no longer a magic circle of diversion and abandonment, but the grimy, back breaking actuality of a defeated-life, indefinite, endless, without any beginnings, or objective points,or ambitions Unit are not vulgar, venal and corrupt, or victories that are not brutal and base. causing a jet of steam to play npon the stream 6f molten elag as it issues from the frirDaee. This has the effect of breaking up the melted mass into countless small, bead-like jmrtiolws, So light that they fly in etery direction. Each of these tiny oeads carries behind it a delicate thread of finely spun slag, so that one is reminded of ft comet With its tail, To collect these threads, and to separate the fibres from the heads or heavier portions of the slag, the steam jet is arranged at the month of an open cylinder of sheet iron, in which a strong air current is induced by means of additional jets of steam. The tube or shaft is furnished with a shield or striking plate which detains the heavier particles, while the lighter slag wool is carried by tho draft into a large chamber resembling a gigantic meat safe, its walls leingfoimedof wire netting with about sixteen meshes to the square inch. Here the steam condenses and escapes, leaving the slag trool, which now has the appearance of snowflakes. deposited on the floor of its chamber or clinging to its wire WalM. The filaments or flakes are then broken up and felted together, when they look and feel hko wool, This min»ral wool is extremely light and absolutely fireproof— properties which make it useful for a large, variety of purposes. It is B. marvellous non-conductor of heat and sound, which renders it valuable for packing between tlie floors of rooms and in Hie spaces between partitions It serves as ah excellent covering for boilers, heating pipes and such things. It can be woven into cloth, and as such makes fire-proof curtains for theatres, and it might not be a bad plan to make clothes out of it for children who persist in play- me near the fire. It is so porous that it will absorb and relain large quantities of water, like a sponge, and it is also an antiseptic, that i*, a substance which resists or corrects putrefaction. It is ufefu 1 , therefore, as a dressing for wounds, on well as for other medical purposes. KIcpliHiitn an log Curriers. • Lazy and clumsy-looking as the elephant appears in our menus-cries, where it is merely an object of curiosity, in Asia it is as useful nil animal a.* the horse, and is, indeed, employed in a great variety of ways, '1 here are few, if any, tasks a norse can be trusted ta perform without careful and constant guidance; whereas the elephant is frequently given as much independence of action as a man would have for the siime work. This is noiably the case in the lumber yards of Rangoon and Jloulmein, where the entire moving and piling the heavy timber is performed by mile elephants without any special supervision by (he keepers. The logs to be noved are teukwood, which are v-ry heavy. They are cut into lenghts of twenty feet, with a diameter or perhaps a square, of ibout a foot. An elephant will go to a og, kneel down, thrust his tusks under ,he middle of it, curl his li unk over it, test, t to see that it is evenly balanced, und ben rise with it and easily carry it to lie pile that is being made. Place •he log carefully on the pile in its proper ilacc, the fagacious animal will step >aek a few paces and measure with his yes to determine whether or not the Jog leeds pushing one way or another. H will then mukfl any necessary alterations n position. In this way, without any word ECLIPSED Alt FIJI P. Auxandtt Jolinstotte, tlfe fat Mind leader Outdoes All His Rivals. He Performs the TOSR Wfifeft the wottd-ftmed ttdtafa* BisliOl). The Severe Strain Canses S Fit Imt He Will Recover. CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—P. Alextefef So stone, the mind reader, performed I !„.,„ in this city today which eclipsed Ml 618)1* lar records made by Bishop and othfiHf He has been doing many Hjularkabft things here, and finally his manage* Cided to attempt the name test that suited in the death of the -well-kilo,, mind reader, Bishop, in New York—thS of finding a name in the regisf' and pronouncing it. A committee of •* known newspaper men and a physieidifo drove in the buck from the Atiditoritfun hotel to the Grand Pacific by the tortuoifs '' route and going to the register se)ecte"d a , name. Leaving one of their humbef • in charge of the register the*' returned to Die Auditorium whera Jobnstone had remained iJi the custody df another committeuman. They had band' aged his eyes securely. Mr. Johnstons instantly rushed down stairs, mounted & box carriage and drove blindfolded to the Grand Pacific, avoiding tho cable cars and thousands of vehicles on the way; rushed to the register, and turned thfe leaves rapidly, found the natne ( re* peated tt, gave Hie number: of the page and the date of the month. On hi« ' way back to thu Auditorrnm, Johnstons was taken with a severe chill, which threw him into a cataleptic fit. The physicians • I . ut first pronounced him dead, but after - • working over him two honrs, life Wa* again perceptible. Tonight the mind' reader is resting comfortably but is exceedingly weak. CHOPS IN I'OOR CONDITION. The September Report Sliowi n Lowering All Along the Line. I 11KKOKM IS EASY. Yet, of all the vices, none is so easy of Walt mi Yourself. Now Yn/k WouUly. There is one lesson which every young person ought to lourn. It is a duty. Wait on yourself. Do not grow up lo depend on others. Make it ti rule to do whatever you can yourself. Don't call on your mother or your sister, or the servant, for that, which can just us well bo performed by yoifself, without calling on anybody. 11' you havo lost your slippers, find them. The world is wide, uid if they are to bo found in it, why can not you find them as well as anyone else V Wo are continuully hearing tho cry inionjr young people, when any of Iheir "1 can't find ii. inusket shot away, lla-ro his ran ts rest- ,oli,ngi,, Ktl ,„.„ lost; "Oh It ad, as if to keep us from breaking through, Ask iiianiinu, or call Kilty!" although wu hud an upon roiitu at our W Imt is HID reason you u nicks. As he was now within reui-.h (if healings. I alalionod 100 men on the lilluide, and instructed them ax to (lip elevation. Kach ImduuuUemliUil to fm- lish missiles, and every slono fell among VlpstuU's forces. They could not account, for such u rainfall, and itflcr a number of .how hud beon hurt nil moved buck out of range. I hud force enough to movo down and ittuck, but dartcnosu had now come and to steps could bo takon. I know that ilpatuti would remain quiet during tho light, iw ho had nnny wounded to attend o and must pofcct some new plan of bat- lo, and! spent a good biuireol tho night noyiug my troops to now positions, aud i,' that all understood tuo orders giv- They had fallen buck to the cover of imber on our left, and during the night he aky wus lit up by the glare of his camp res. 1 divided uiy forcna into Uireo com- nunds, moved cut untiruly from shelter, nd when uioming ouuie wo moved ilowii V Wpblntl from tho north, nortltBuU ami orthwest. 1 was iu command of the ceu- e>-, and probably thinking my 400 met) en tiro force he drmv on can't find it? llinoymi lost your eyesight that you can not sec, or IIUVB you lout your reason that you do not know when "you havo found what is lo»t. HK1SAK8 IH'AI'-AIU, Utotvy Itil Inn Cunvi'il, the Ground* lutu a I.uliu. ITHUIA, N, Y., Sept. 10.—A steady dawn pour of ruin all night and today filled the ell-earns here and covered the fair grounds wilh a lake of uu iiveaugo dapth of three feet. The fuir has been declared off, and several valuable hogs and cattle wero drowned. SHOT IN A S A LOOM. , liiiyuKv Uu u DOUVDV. PUN vnit, Sept, 9, - A party of negroes engaged iu u uhootiug scrape in u saloon Uu» morning, which pecuiue a general row. Thouuw Bucknw, a mulatto, WHS shot through the horn t. T\yo other* , amendment, and none shown so many illustrations of refoim. hi the great cities most _mon h.iy<3 taken to some form of punblingj few who have not either thrown it off or brought it under regulation and control. Gaming is largely u habit, und a habit of association. It does not, like so many vices, communicate directly anv poison to the blood, though too often I laici- ine- lo those that, do. In its origin it is not without nil ages and among ull classes ic has had an existence. Hut, at the very best it is ouen to the gravest objections. It is too absorbing, detaining player beyond thnir time, and often from the most honorable motives. It is , too confining, lacking Iho pure air and light of day, and permeated by the fetid by the atmosphere of midnight and tobacco; where it does not descend into tho health- destroying fumes of drink. It completely deadens the money-sense, and, in fact, the sense of ull values; and where carried to the least excess, is u moral crime in exacting something for nothing. 1 will not add that it is provocative of a great talent for domestic lying, and an incalculable amount of it, because it may bo doubted whether the loving wife who listens wit moist eyes to the sad story of the sic friend is deceived us much and as often a she pretends to be. Assuredly not in Kan tucky, where be sure t'jo women of two o three generations have not lived wholly ii vain, and where, in every case, it woul bo well for the recreant husband to pav n heed to Iho counsel of the Kenlucky jour nalist, of whom tradition relates that, on n certain occasion he observed to tho friem with whom he was about to separate a the street corner which . divided their re spectivo homes: "lhave always made i u rule, Isaac, to po to my wife and tel her the truth; it is much the best way, bt lievo infcj and so, as soon as I get 'in, moan to put u bold face on it and frankl; say that tho press broke down , " BOMB ANKCUOTKS. Fictions like these, however ingeniout and maintained, hava no power to miiiloat such ladies as the astute Bltiegrass matron, who, after allowing her husband to disrobe in fancied security, and to sit rocking the cradle on Iho edge of Ihe bed until nearly frozen by this cunning attempt ut deception, at last exclaimed: "Oh, conic on to bed, tho bul-y ain' in that cradle!" When old Suggs, the father of tho illustrious Siuion, having discovered that young hopeful playing cards, undertook to impiess the boy with the idea that gumbl ing is u waste of time und 'money,' the embryo captain of the Tullupoosa volunteers asked, with more pertinency than depth of thought: "Well, whur does the money go, daddy, that everybody looses'?" In upiteof the inability of the 'elder Mr. Siiggd to answer this inquiry, he builded wiser than ho knew and >vus in Ihe main rip-lit in his original proposition. The money lost und won at cards is dis sipatod in one way nnd another. They who win it don't keep it, and, of course, they who loiise it can t. It is squandered iu every direction on what may be described us "collateral expenses." God never intended that u money profit should bo made out of any harmless pastime, which card-ployinc often is, and would always lie but for gambling. The innocant recreation of the nged and infirm, it takes OH a blight and curse with tho introduction, of that, the lovo of which, as Paul observed to Timothy, is Iho root of ull evil, Nor is the money consideration essential to enjoyment. As to tho gnmo of draw poker, which has obtained such yoguo and favor in America, on. account of its essentially gambling features, no gentleman ought to play it, though many gentlemen dn. H is distinctly not a gon- tloman H gitiue. As in stock gambling. which is still worse, tho advantages inevitably g-o to shape practice, too often carried >r command from its mayhout, or driver, t will go on with its work. To do any pecial tusk it must, of course, be directed jy the mahout; but it is marvellous to see how readily this great creature comprehends its instructions, and how ingeniously it makes use of its strength. If a log too heavy to be carried is to be moved u short distance, the elephant will bend low, place his great head against the end of the log, and then, with a sudden exertion of strength and weight, throw his body forward, and fairly push the log along; or, to move the log any great distance, he will encircle it with a chain und drag his loud behind him. As a rule, however, the work of drugging ih done by the femalo elephants, since, having no tusks, they cannot carry lojfs as male elephants do. A in the adjustment "of"the ropeorchain ro-jnd a log. nor cou'd a man witli two hands tie and untie knots more skillfully than do these elephants with their trunks. RICHARD CROKEK 11BTUHXED Tho Tiimiminr Cl>lefl»lii Arrived on tile Clt.v of New fork. NEW You K, Sept. 10.—Richard Croker, rived this morning on the" City of New York. He was met at the dock by a number of turn many leaders und was warmly welcomed. He said he was in excellent lipulth, but refused to talk respecting- his intentions in the fall campaign. Fulled to Orgiinlze uTl-UBt. CHICAGO, Sfipt. 10.— Tho pickle packers of the west and northwest,, at a mewling today, failed in the, effort to organize u gen- srul trust. A number of puckers from the Mississippi river district claiming to own i bulk of the visible supply, however, held i meeting tonight and agreed upon a scale f. prices. WON A TUN WASHINOTON. Sept. 10.—The national crop report for .September shows that the injury to the corn crop reported last month was intensified by the continuance of the drouth in August, until rains came to its relief, but top htla for a full recovery. The average is 80.1, against 78,3 last month. It is the lowest average since 1881. A decline occurred in Now York, Ohio, Illinois, and in all the northwestern states, and in some others of less importance The crop is late in the eastern states, requiring maturing weather throughout September, The Ohio valley and Mvsouri valley report a_pro- Iracted drougth and low condilion. While • the rains of the lust two weeks of August have been beneficial nearly everywhere, they have not a'ways restored the losses of the first half of t he month. The lowest is in Kansas, though some of thu eastern counties make good returns. The Dakotas and. Nebriiska are a litlle higher. Ihe returns on the condition of winter wheat, ut the time of harvesting, are less favorable than Ihose of the first of July. So far as threshing has progressed, the results are generally disappointing. The July average was 76.2; the present aver- iifje is 73.5 The general average of spring wheat is alw reduced from 83.2 to 79.8. The average for wheit of both kinds is 75.5. In 1888 tho September average for wheat was 77. It wus 73 in 1881. The vield of spring wheat is unusually variable 111 the Dakolas, runging from high yields to five buslmls und less per acre. Progress in threshing will develop the ox- tent of these differences. Eye yields less than was expected, Ihe condilion as reported is reduced lo 85.4. The September condition of oats is the lowest ever reported, having fallen from 70.1 in August to 64.4. The rate of yield will be the smallest in twenty years. The condition of barley is not very seriously lowered—from 82.8 to 78. Buckwheat has fully maintained its August condition, the average being 90.5, against 90.1. The figures for potatoes has fallen since August 1 from 77.4 to 65.7, the lowest average yield ever reported, that of 1887 being 67.3. The reported per centage of fattening swine is 97 per cent, and their condition 93.7. WILL INSPECT JACKSON PARK. iHg Vulla I'ollo JH the Chiim]ilo lUclur of the Northwest. ST. PAUL, Sept. 10.— A feature of the tale fair today was the ten mile race for he ladies championship of the northwest ind apur<eof $1,000, between Miss Jennie luUi, of Kentucky, and Miss Vollu Polio of Dakota. In the seventh mile, Miss Rush vas thrown heavily and was unable to con- inuo. Miss Polle rode out her ten miles nd was warded the prize. IOWA WINS THE TKOl'JIV. TlHcoiiHln Itiuilts tu thu Fourth Place for tho AViiMliburii Prize. CAMP DOUUI.AS, Wis., Sept. 10.—Wisconsin is fourth in the inter-shite militia competition, with an aggregate of 1,136. Tho scores are as follows. Iowa—At 200 yards, 194; 300 yards, 189; 500 yards, 19;j; GOO yards, 191; total fixed distance, 706; skirmish, 888; aggregate, 1,154. Illinois—At 200 yards, 188; at 300, 199; at 500. 185; at COO, 175; total fixed dis- lunce 947; .-kirmish, 89B; aggregate. 1,143. Minnesota—At 200 yurds, 195; at 300 192; ut500,190; lit 600, 191; total fixed distance, 770, .skirmish, 870; aggregate, 1,140. Wisconsin—At 200 yards, 200:'ut 800 801 j »t 500. 200; ut COO, 173; total at fixed distance, 774; ,-kirmish, 362; nggrregute, ' Sliehio-iui—At 200 vards, 197; at 800, 184; at 500, 198; at 6'on, 135; total fixed distance, 714; skirmish, 259; ug The Fight Over the Director GeneraUlllp In nccoiulug Interesting. CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—The committee on permanent organization of the national commissioners of tlm world's f.ttr decided today to make a personal visit (o inspect Jackson park and its entire surroundings tomorrow, and it, is reported tonight that many members of this committee as well as other commissioners who are in the cily are of the opinion that the entire world's fair will be located at Jackson park, excepting perhaps the building of fine arts, which "may be placed upon the lake front. The contest over the director-generalship is now assuming an interesting phase mid every national commissioner of influence is sought after in favor of the various candidates. Tonight there are forty-one members of the national commission in Chicago, and others are constantly arriving. The national commission will meet Monday next. HIVAL HOADS AT AYAH. A Iturul lila'uu. AKUNQTCW, VYis., Special Telegram, Sept. «.--Thomas Cook's burn, hay ami ull his {grain worn destroyed by fire Monday evening. Mr. Cook had been treshintr during tho day, and in the evening ut 5:50 ho noticed lire tit Ihe burn, It spread so rapidly Ihul nothing could be saved. It is believed that sparks from the engine eet tho fire. The Ws is 82.000. i>lCATH Ol* A Nin'Kit inVlNK. Ctuion of St. Paul's, l.omlon, Suihluuly J2x- jilruNUt Wu»lou, LONDON. Sept. U.—Tho Kov. Henry 3 urry Ljddon, D. D., D. C. L., canon of St. Paul's cathedral, died suddenly today, at Weston, Sypor-Mare. HUrMMNtTA HAliaiOAl). A Now Minn tn liu Opnnvil In the I-umber Woil.l. . Wis., Sept. 10.—A new rail- oad to bu ownt'd utid operated by Henry herry, is in coiu-oo of construction from a point on the Wisconsin Central two miles elow Mellon to Sherry's mill ut Bladder ike, a distmu',0 of seven miles. S. C. Giowies, A. A- McPheu, and L, E. Win- erhaltcr are I ho contractors. They havu force of about 500 nwn employed, und xpect to have the road finished befort old weather. Mr. Sherry estimates lhat -iere is timber enough in the vicinity of ladder hike to keep the mill running for le next fifteen years. to a point dangerously near to downright stealiiiur, though most games of ehanco ai-d skill tura upon ingenuity and artifice wherein som.ebody is bound to have the best .of it. UtUDi-ul Wool. the irea furnaces »l«es a substance. wUob. of Pittaburg 0 | OJ8e |y re'i To Drvdiso Uiu Mougiuinue, MAUINETTE, NVis., Sept. 10.— In the river and hurbm- Viill passed in congress is an Appropriation of 854>QOO for working a channel 10 feet deep and 200 t'eet wida, extending from the mouth of tho Menominee Hvur to tlio N. Ludington Co.'s mill. The estimated cost of the same is $109,- 609.J8. A -survey two years ago by C. E. U, D»vj», of the United Suites ou(f)uuoi' corps. Tho Northwestern nnd the Midland Claim tho Sumo Property In Fond ilu l,ao. FOND DU LAC, \Vis., Sapt. 9.—' crews of the Chicago & Northwestern cm pany, which is building a side traS through this cily, and the Midland co pany, which is at work on its j»i' line, met at a disputed land this afternoon, und for a time trouble was feared. The Midland officers claim, to own the land, which is an old river bed in the rear of tho property purchased by them. The Northwestern company owns lund adjacent to the disputed strip und makes the same claim. The latter company had its track partly laid when the Midland crew reached the ground. The Midland crew will not force its claim but will settle in the courts. THIS UII.,!, OF I.AIMNG SETTLED. Chill rnuin GoiUlnrd Will Sever His foniieo- tlon With the Western Association. CHICAGO, Sept, 10.—At a meeting of the central traffic association today, the lake shore road administered a quietus to • the uniform bill of lading, so far as th« east-bound shipments are concerned. After the grand trunk and lake shore defines their opposition to tho resolutions that were adopted recognizing the difficulties of the situation and allowing the use of both the forms of the bill of lading, thoui urging a new one whenever practical Beyond a doubt, this settles the now b; of lading in its*present form. It is um stood that a committee headed by man Hlunchurd," will arrange an , conference with a representative bod the bosu-d of trade merchants with a vvi) ugrce upon some plan for the bill of)' w natural satisfactory. Chairman GKjWrfi'* i will sever his connection with the S* *«*= passenger association September ? ' " •' accept a more lucrative position, -i KOUCK IN Till! SOUP. The O»hko«h Colonel Involved to tU« IB*. tent of $10,000. OSUKOSB, Wis,, Sept. 9.—In the list of additional creditors of Hoxio & Mellor, the bankrupt firm of Antigo, published today, Gube Bouck was named for $10,000. eai Coiibnuied OQBBNSBUUO, N. Y., Sept, 9.—The No, 10 elevator of the Ogdenaburg &I<ake (.Jhamphiin railroad burned with its contents today. Loss $500,000. It is well insured. luyrle -VUl Uoru«<l. Midi,, Sept. 8,— The ] le aud kvujber cpmp«ny;s Imprisoned Uy Kulii. Swusos, Sopt. 9. here most of the day mid kept tho : pre9J- ucutial party within doors, A ypnus- !a.4y of the graduating- clsss of the ooiiveet pi St. Aloysius willed on the preside^ «s4 Mrs. Huwisou this afteruopu, Jwrinfir driven over from Lweto to express to the president tho respect of the ! — i!1 -' und wish that he would. visi|i $ it he has uu opportunity.

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