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TUB UPPER DBS MOINE8. ALCtONA. IOM A WEPNESTUY. OCTOBER 29.1890. IOWA, ft". IP;, AfcisfATOrtfrorn LeavenworLli, Indiana) says that two blocks of business buildings, including twelve business houses, burned Thursday morning. Loss, 8125,000. Mrt. GLADSTONE is greatly elated by tho return of a liberal from Eccles, and to everyone who Bpenks to him on the subject he expresses his delight at the great victory which his party has won. f " - r~ — ' MicttAGt titiKKtttjL, aged 75 years, one of the oldest residents of the village of DeSplrtinesj was cruelly murdered Wednesday night. Unknown assassins followed him into his barn, beat him to death with an iron bar, and robbed him of about $1,000 in cash and 85,000 in notes. Armed cltiBens ate on the trail of tho murderers. Tun body qt young Abraham Lincoln, son of Minister Robert T. Lincoln, who died in England during the summer, will bebtiried beside those of his illustrious grand-parent at Springfield, 111. Mr. incoln has written to friends that ho will OB home during November and the burial will likely take place then. TUB farmers of Brown county, S. D., have appealed for help, sajing that the crop failures IIHVO left them destitute) "mir fuel is gathered from tho pastures, our clothing is thin and worn, and our farms and stock are mortgaged to such an extent that no further loans can be secured on them." This is much the sumo story sent out from Dakota last year. The discontented young men on the farms of New England should find in these appeals much to bo heeded. WHAT with barometers, transits, levels and other instruments of vulgar precision, the crowns of our mountain monarchsare in a , fair way to be rudely and ruthlessly removed. One after another is forced to buffer diminution of its accepted height. The latest victim is Mt. St. Elias. When it was in Russian territory it 'didn't matter so much, but when Uncle Sam purchased Alaska it was distinctly understood that it contained a mountain 19,000 feet high, and tho delivery of this mountain in good condition and as described was one of the conditions of the contract. But one Kerr, whom the government unwisely sent out to inspect the purchase, returns with the story that Mt. St. Elias is certainly not over 12,000 feet high, and that it probably does not roach that figure. It is to be hoped that the department of state will in-' ^.yito the attention of the -czar to this dis- *^*ncy between the bill of lading and jpds actually delivered. NEWCONDENSED. -OftV FtwiSBiuK 11 notes th.it ''like the Indian and the buffalo range cattle are becoming a thing of the past." The census returns show this, and the fact may otherwise be regarded as a natural accompaniment to tho spread of settlement westward. The springing up of mining towns and cities hero and there on the areas which a few years , ago were o^en to "rang'e" by tho cowboy and his herds may h$,vo increased the actual consumption of meat in that region, but it cuts down the possibilities of occupancy under tho free pasture system an which the brand instead of tho landmark was the deciding test in question of ownership. The farmers are pushing out farther west, and with them carry the older plan of caring for live stock in small bunches, and displacing what had been the intermediate phase between savagry and civilization. Hence the change is for the better, and all the more so as it tends directly to do away with the irregularities of supply in which have done so much to tho selling prices of cuttle in the hi Tho ia -, > okt'd, ,,i >kotl tli, To vom' e , «,•- -tor tl plac d h 0 . •wi _io point upon which the United side •' Circuit court at Topeku, Kan,, bases ^"Socision that the enactment of the Wil- ji'n original package law by congress does C)jt give tho prohibitory luws of Kansas •th / greater power over the sale of import- j r iquors than it did before; The pro- 1 tory law of the state of Kansas, where uched upon interstate commerce, was vw at all at the time of its enactment .-nee. For it must be kept in mind •' 'a legislative act in conflict with the .itution is not only illegal or voidable, "but it is absolutely void. It is as if never enacted, and no subsequent change of tho constitution removing the restriction could validate it or breathe into it the breath of life. Consequently the whole .'question is re-opened again if that decisdon is to stand, and all prohibitory and license laws aa well must be re-unacted before liquor selling in imported original packages can be stopped. Already saloons of that character are being established in various parts Of Kansas, and tho fact has given opportunity for the republican party of the state to issue an appeal, that may prove very effective, culling on prohibitionists to abandon their ticket and make possible the election of a legislature which re-enact Uie prohibition statutes. And apparently, if this decision holds 'good, Miitwachtielts must also go through the dumb show of re-enacting our licenco laws in order to avert an unlicensed original package deluge. And then the supreme court may decide the Wilson law unconstitutional and make the dumb Bhow as useless as it ''would now appear to the ordinary mind. The situation in this respect is very much indeed. GENERAL SOtM CHICAGO is to have another hotel that in its magnitude will rival the auditorium. I-rfis announced that Pennsylvania has a population of 5,248,494, an increase of 965,583. AN improved outlook and an interesting volume of trade are reported by B. G. Dun & Co.'s agency. Expo) Is are unusually large, find the general level of prices has materially advanced. IN the case ot university students charged with illegal voti.ig, in the circuit court at Champaign, 111., Friday a verdict of not guilty was promptly returned. lloos packed in the west, March 1 to Oct. 1, numbered 7,965,000, against 5,920,090 during the same time last year. GENERAL SIIEHMAN goes about New York almost invariably in the street sars, As a rule one of his daughters accompanies him, and the old warrior, in jumping on and off the steps, is as young as many men forty years his junior. THE sheriff ot Coffee county has called on Governor Gordon for troops to suppress the riot of the negroes against the whiles. Four men are said io have been killed, but there are no particulars, THE signature of 417 heads of families of the Cheyenne and Araphoes has been secured at Darlington, I. T., for the sale of their three million acre reservation. Three hundred and sixty signatures were enough. i THE Farmers' Review of Chicago, says : "A careful examination of estimates furnished by our correspondents revealsjtho Eact that the corn ciop in Michigon and Wisconsin is larger than that of last year, and the returns in Minnesota and Dakota are almost as large as in 1889. GovBitNon Cooritii, of Colorado, has rocaived information that a large number of White River Utes were off _ the reservation for some time and went into Colorado from Utah killing the sheep mid cattle belonging to the ranchmen in Routt county. The governor tit once telegraphed Secretary Noble asking him to take steps to have the Indians driven back. A FAMILY by the name of Perkins, consisting of wife and four children, passed throuifh Atchison, Kits., tho other cay, bound for Brown county, 111. The man had lost one eye and left arm, tho woman was minus the loft arm, .one of the children had but one leg, another one was blind and one sick. He had $5 in cash, a plug of tobacco, a clay pipe, a yellow dog, and altogether was as happy and contented as if he owned half the state. FOKEIGN. THE government has decided to revise tho regulations now in force affecting the rights of foreigners holding landed property in Russia. THE Spanish bark, Villa Llanos, with a crew of twelve men, from Liverpool for Lugun, has been lost in the gales of Orme's Head. PIUNGE MAXIMILLIAN, nephew of the Grand Duke of Baden, will shortly be betrothed to Prince Victoria Louisa Schlas- wig-Holstein-Sondprbourg-Augesteborg. A VESSEL with a cargo of gun-cotton has sailed from Brest for a Russian port. The gun-cotton'is for the use of the Russian government and was sent from a French government powder factory. THE government commission has decided that all future treaties of commerce concluded by Spain shall have a minimum of five and a maximum of ten years' dura fcion, arid that the maximum concession be 25 per cent, of duties under the tariff of 1877. PIUCKS in tho iron ma: kefc hero collapsed in consequence of a report that the funds of the union to which tne striking furnace men belong had given out, and that the men, having no other means of support, would he compelled to return to work. Tins governor of Armenia has stationed troops in tho Christian quarters of the city of Erzroum to protect the residents, who fear the Moslems intend to conduct an organized pillage ot the quarter. • Six Moslems have been arrestoi on suspicion of being; implicated in a plot to rob the Christians. A SPECIAL cable dispatch from London says: There is good authority for stating that Lord Salisbury is about to make fresh proposals to Franco respecting the Newfoundland fishery question on tho basis of free access by French fishermen to Newfoundland's bait supply in return for tho abrogation of French bounties, It is possible the repeal of the bait law will also form the basis of a mission to Washington. Tim Neuvieme Side of Paris publishes Bouhmger's account of his personal expenses. After declaring that he lost tho whole of his savings after paying his father's debt, besides 100,000 francs for his book "Invasion of Germany," he says he sacrificed the retiring pension and the offer of 1,000,000 francs for a lecture tour in America. Ho denies that ho applied to (ho Dutchess d'Uzes cr Baron Muckau for money, but is vague as to the origin of his resources. CHIME. JAMES MAXWKM, was hanged at Morris, 111., Friday, for the murder of Charles Decker. A BON of William Swtuler, a prosperous farmer of Achuns Corners, Mich., has been placed in jail, charged with tho murder of his father. The young man hud the idea that a portion ot the property would become his should tho father die without a will. TiumsuAY night, at Randolph, Ohio, Mr. Norman was dragged from bed by throe men and taken to his store, where ho was compelled to open the safe. After securing the valuable contents, tho robbers deprived Norman of his gold watch, and then gagged and bound him in his store, A HEOisTEitKu mail pouch was stolen on Friday morning from the fast mail while en route from St. Paul to Milwaukee. 1 Later on the pouch was found at Brookfipld Juction, rilled of its contents. There is no clue to the robbery and it is not yet ascertained how much money was in the pouch, A '1'EHiuBi.E criitfe was rommitte 1 Wednesday night at Dos Plaines, a little village several miles west of Chicago. Michael Braze! 1, one of the oldest and best known residents, was found lying in his yard with his skull split open with an .use. Hib pockets had been slit with a knife, and all his valuables extracted, showing that the motives of the assailants \ was robbery. A large posse of citizens are searching fof the murderers, who are supposed to be three tramps who had been seen arotmd the village for several days. WISDOM says he will execute the tariff law as he finds it, declaring he has nothing to do in the matter of questioning its legality. THE secretary of the treasury has awarded gold medals to the members ot the Evanston (111.) life saving crew for their heroism iri rescuing shipwrecked seamen lost year. THE United States express company ot New York, has issued peremptory orders to all agenis not to receive the money, tickets or lists of drawings from the Louisiana lottery company or in any way to assist in the transportation of the lottery business. IT is understood that the war department intend to take no action in the vexed question of allowing the use of the government pier at Chicago to private parties. The act authorizing the secretary of war to grant its use is not at all mandatory, and such a rumpus has_been kicked up over it, and the conflicting interests prove so great, that it has been determined to let it alone for the present at least. THE annual report of Inspector General Dumont, of the steamboat inspection service, shows the total_ number of vessels inspected during the year 1,065; the total net tonnage of vessels inspected, 1,390,389,55; the total number of officers license:!, 88,237. During the year there were 34 accidents, resulting in a loss of 245 lives, a decrease of 56 compared with the preceding year. Ot the t'ccidents, 17 resulted from collisions and 102 of the lives lost were by drowning. Of the number of lives lost, 65 were passengers and 180 officers or persons employed on the steamers. Fully 500,000,000 passengers were carried on steam vessels during the fiscal year. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. THE steamer Annie Young, of the Lake Superior Transit company, was burned off Lexington, near Port Huron, Mich., Monday morning. Thirteen of her crew were saved, but the other eight, who ried to escape in the yawl, were drowned. A TEiuuBLE railroad collision near Birmingham. Ala., resulted in the death of at least five persons and the serious injury of many others. A disastrous collision in a tunnel occurred on the Cincinnati Southern railway, and fully five lives were lost there. A third collision, resulting in the loss of life, is reported from Missouri. FUED HUDERS and Will Palmetier, who live just outside the city limits of Beaver Dam, Wis., were probably drowned in Beaver Dam lake in the fierce gale of Saturday. They were hunting ducks on that day, and have not been seen since. Searching parties are out this morning, but find no trace of them. Hubert is 27 years of age, and has u ?ar'e and child. Palmetier is 18 years old. Two EXCITING fires occurred at New York, Saturday. The first was in a large apartment house, 222 Lexington avenue, the fire starting on the lower floor and cutting off the hall way. The occupants, mostly -women and children, were frantic with fright, but the firemen succeeded, after hard work, in rescuing all safely. The second fire occurred in Staltz's coffin factory, on Chaste street, and number of employes had a narrow eg- EXCITEMENT IN THE WG loss by this fire amounts to cape. The 8150,000. Dr. Holmes on Tobacco. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes touches on the subject of tobacco jind alcoholic stimulants in a recent contribution to the Atlantic. The older he grows, he says, the less use he makes of alcohrlic drinks. Occasionally he takes a glass or two of champagne, which agrees with him bettor than any other drink | containing alcohol. An old doctor whom he remembers, who lived to be a hundred, used in moderation a mixture of water, cider and rum. Those ivho are aged require less foud, especially animal food, but the doctor does not blame them for beinsr dainty, since the pleasures of tho palate are among; the last gratifications of the senses allowed them. "What do I say as to smoking?" continued the doctor. "I cfin not begrudge an old man his pipe, but L think tobacco often does a good deal of harm to the health—to the eyes especially, to the nervous system gen- ally, producing headache, palpitation and trembling. 1 myself gave it up many years ago." Those who might fancy that the wise and penetrating old doctor offers any encouragement for the indulgence of dangerous habits gets this parting shot from him: ''Philosophically speaking, I think self-narcotization and self-alcohol- ization are rather ignoble substitutes for undisturbed self-consciousness and unfret- ted self-control. ThlB ii Meant for You. It has been truly said that half the wort does not know how the other half liyeb Comparatively few of us have perfetil health owing to the impure condition ui our blood. But we rub along from day t«i day, with scarcely a thought, unless forcei to our attention, of the thousands a) about us who are suffering from scrofulu salt rheum and other serious blood <1> orders, and whose agonies can only be im agined. The marked success of Hood's Si.rsuparilld for these troubles as shown in our advertising columns frequently, certainly seems to justify urging the use of this excellent medicine by all wno know that their blood is disordered. Every claim in behalf of Hood's Sarsaparilla is fully backed up by what the medicine has done and is still doing, and when its proprietors urge its mentis and its use upon all who suffer from impure blood, in great or small degrees, they certainly mean to include you. Notes l(«Midy. WASHINGTON, Out. 22, — Treasurer Huston said to-day that he expected to have ready for issue by the first proximo a large supply of one, two and five dollar treasury notes ana that they will be used in the purchase of silver bullion in order to ir.oet as far as possible the present demnnd for '~>f small denomination*:. Tho Wuy Made Clear. One of the meet serious obstacles to incceea in the way ot man in plitntod right in the middle of the road to health, llow to restore and to mala talu a regular bubit of body uud digestion t» too ofwu « source of needless »wl, unhappily, ot vaiu Inquiry. It Is not necessary to inveigh ngulnsl dmBtic purgatlvos. They who have used ilium continuously know thu consilience. A remedy wtncU umtss the action of u regulating inedloin* lor tlw bowrli witii that ot a tonic both lor ihosu , » ver »n iioiuc, o btomach JJiUers, (auctioned by the best Authority, and receiving daily the indorsement our fellow countrymen.. With this effectual, though gentle, l»xativ« »t b»ud, it is possible 10 do/y those chaugus <jf temperature productive of constipation, «s welt «« cou*tilutioual »tt«W of bi UousBesn, which b;ese( even peoplw naturally . MslarU, dyspep«i», r£evi trouWw we. f&M «*a The Bantam Chamjploft of the Successfully Meets Mtirphy the Boston Thttmjpel 1 . The Colored Man Shows Remarkable Deftness at Dealing Blows and Wonderful Jfciidtif atice» He Wins the flight Easily and Whips His Opponent in Thirty- nine Rounds. PROVIDENCE, R; I., Oct. 23.—A great crowd assembled at the Gladstone club tonight to witness the boxing contest between the colored lad George Dixon, the bantam light champion of the world and.young Johnny Murphy, of Boston, for a purse of $2,000 and a wager of $1,000 a side. Dan Choakley, of New York, was refereee. Dixon weigned 115 pounds and Murphy 114)^. Dixon drew blood from Murphy's face in the firstround. After that the battle was. fast and furious for several rounds with no particular advantage on either side. In the tenth round $100 to §550 was offered on Dixon. He seemed to be playing a waiting game and landed some hard blows on Murphy's face and body while dodging returns. In the 12th round Dixon began to get in ijis famous left hand stomach blows, while Murphy, whose left eye was closed, seemed to lack strength. The same thing prevailed in the next two rounds, Dixin'was punishing Murphy on the stomach, while the white boy's arms appeared to be too short to inflict damage on the champion. Dixon hit Murphy Murphy hit him once. The 14th round four times while As the blood streamed down Murphy's neuk, Dixon continued to pound his stomach, amid cries of foul and hissing 1 , Little was done from this time to the 22nd round except sparring for wind. In the 22nd, Murphy landed a good blow on Dixson's face, but received in return the most terrific blow yet landed. From this time on, Dixon pushed Murphy, hand smashing him right and left and forcing him around the ring. Murphy was too weak to inflht punishment. Still he pluckily responded to the of time in each round. In the 39th round Murphy,bleeding and exhausted, was reclining against the ropes too weak to defend himself with Dixon showering blows upon him, when Murpby's second threw up the sponge and gave up the fight. His friends sprang on the stage and protested that he had not been knocked out, but the referee would not allow the contest to proceed further. Murphy is terribly battered, while Dixon shows little punishment. KEPOUTED BBAD THIS TIME. Ex-Presitlont Cleveland Is in Washington ou Business. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.—12:30 p. in. The rumor to the effect that Hon. Grover Cleveland dropped dead in Washington this morning is totally unfounded. Mr. Cleveland arrived here on a morning train from New York, and proceeded directly to the Arlington hotel, where he is occupying Senator Hiscock's suite of rooms. A few minutes ago Mr. Cleveland having his attention called to the alarming rumor said: "You may tell my friends that I never felt better in my life than I do at this time." Mr. Cleaveland expects to remain in Washington until tommorrow afternoon and possibly longer. Milwaukee Blaruet. Oct. 23. — Wheiil—Eusy, flo. 2, spring; !)0'/5©07 for seller cush; No. 1 northern, 1.00. Corn—Finn No. 3, 53 for seller cash. Outs—Steady; No. 2, white, 47K. Provisions— Quiet. Pork—13.35 for seller January. tJhiouKO ftlnrltc t. CUIOAOO, Oct. 23,-Plour—Stoiidy and unchanged; winter wIient8.2S@fi. 85; spring wheat, 2.00® 5.50: rye, 8.2503.50. Wheat-Steady; 1.04X@1.<HJ4 for seller cash; l.U37i@l.04 for seller December; 1.08®1.08'4 for eeller May. Oorn—Steady; BOJ.1 for seller cash; 51 for seller November; BBK^for seller May 1 . Outs—Eusy; 42 for seller cash; 42% for seller December; 46?.{ for seller May. Rye- Firm; U7©U7!4. Hurley—Firm; 78. Flax seed- Firm; lAWA. Prime timothy—Quiet; 1.24©1.25. Whiskey—1.14. Mess pork—Weak; 10.25 for seller cash; 12.15 for seller January; 12.80 for seller May. Luvd—Easy; (i.3214 for seller cash; li 57H@iG.liO for seller January; 0.07!4<5)".00 for seller May. Shoulders-5.G2(4(g6.75; short clear, 6.BO@fi.ilO; short ribe,5.40. Umier—Easy; creamery, lft@25; dairy, 18&20. Cheese—Quiet; full creum Cheddars SM®^; Hats, 8'/S@6;!i; young Americas, (%©«?.(. JSggs—Firm; fresh, 11K&20. Hides—Easier; heavy and light green salted, (i)4; green hides, 43i; salted bull, 6; green salted calf, 84J814; dry Hint, 8®9; dry salted, 7; dry calf, 8@itt;deacons, each, 25. Tallow-—Steady; No. 1, solid, 4K; No. 2, SJi: cake,4'/ 3 . Flour—lleceipts, 15,000: shipments, 10,000. Wheat—Receipts, C3.000: shipments. 7,iwt). Corn—Receipts, 191,000; shipment*. 858.1100. Oats—Receipts, IIH.OOC: «hlpmeiiii>, 138,000. Cinraoo, Oct. S8.--Th* Chlcairo Joirrnul repins: Cattle—Receipts,' IG.Oi.O; steady; steers, B.SfiOS.SS; Texuns, 2.25@2.B5; rangers, 8.00@3.80. Hogs—Receipts, 8(1,000; active; lower; rough and common, 3.80@S.tlO; host mixed, 4.00@4.SO; prime heavy and butchers' weights, 4.15@4.80; light, 4.00@4.25. Sheep—RecciipU, 8,000; active and steady to lower; natives, 4.00@4.75; western, 4.00@4.60; Texans, 3.55@4.05; lambs, 4.55©5,75. If OK Tho rotors Vulture lit Manlstoo Is Not us iitul us Koported. DKTUOIT, Mich., Oct. 23.—Information relative to the It. G. Peters failure was received today, which put. a better usuect on the condition of the finances. The direct liabilities are from $750.000 to $800,000. and indirect liabilities the same amount. The assets are $5,000,000, but this sum cannot be realized. There will be enough, however, to leave a handsome margin. The assignment \vas made on the advice of a friend, who said that was the only way to wind up the concerns in •which Peteis was interested, which were loosing ujoney. mansion. ew guests were pre an , only the relatives and most intimate friends having been invited* Jottrney in Sorttli America. . It was an agreeable surprise with which I beheld the railway train that was waiting for us at Llaillai when we steamed in from Los Andes in comparatively antiquated cars, It was a regular American tram, with locomotive and rolling stock of tue most approved model, including ft fine saloon car, called here a Spooner car, from the name of the American gentleman, Mr. John A, Hpooner, who has introduced these blessings into Chili, I entered this Spooner car With astonishment. What a civilized country this is, I thought to myself. Saloon-cars in Europe are still rare. In country towns in Europe you do not hnd hotels with statuary in the front "patio and swimming baths in the back yard. Even in big towns in the United States you will look in vain for a pretty plaza or promenade, such as they have at Los Andes, and, as far as my experience goes, in every Chilian village. A nd yet here have I been living in the vague belief that Chili is a seini-barbsroiis country, inhabited by rastacoueres with blue-black beards, who wear gigantic diamonds and oppress tue poor Indian. In fact, I knew nothing wane iniuu«.v -., i, •''IWiS ^Graduaiiy it was looped 3^£*tt&&'' "M j& ' iHnTlltUe tjlittj? gre«W the. ' " ious thmgcal^djhejress^oat. Bursting of a Glacier Data. The Mavjelen lake, ^khlie, attto foot of fllD EoJMsehliofti, m me upper abou; Chili bnyond its geographical position, and that, too, only approximately. But here I was actually in Chili, in a saloon-car running between Santiago and Valparaiso. At the door are brown-taced newsboys, with a good deal of Indian blood in their veins, but just as noisy and enterprising as young men in the _same profession in more northern latitudes. "El Eerrocarril, La Union, La Epoca tengol" they cry. "El Mercurio! El Heraldol ' "Diarios, senorj newspapers!_ Buy some papers to read on the road, sir!" There is a ringing of bells and a blowing of whistles, and we are off. Half the passengers are talking English, and the others are so cosmopolitan and correct in aspect and manners that I am inclined to wish for a little local color and a little, more character. One blond Englishman is reading a railway novel, another has a bundle of illustrated, papers from the old country; a third is reading to his friend a Spanish journal, El Heraldo, which prints its telegraphic news in English. The ladies in the car ore English or American as well as Chilian, and their costume would not attract attenti '/n in Broadway or Regent street, except for its good taste. The conductors, with their white kepis and silk dust coats, are as cosmopolitan and polite as the passengers. All this, especially the predominating Anglo-Saxon element, is rather surprising to the newcomer, who has yet to learn that Valparaiso is an English town, and who does not remember that, commercially speaking, Chili has for years been more or less an English pro line. AtLimache we were to gut out, our object being to visit the vineyards known as "Lo Urmeneta," situatedin a charming valley hemmed in with brown hills, about twenty miles from Valparaiso. As the Westinghpuse brake grips the wheels, and the train slows into the station, we see bevies of ladies promenading on the platforms, dressed in the gayest of summer costumes a.nd the most coquettish hats that Paris invented—a year ago. Outside the station a score of boys and girls on horseback inspect the new arrivals; for in Limache, as in all Chilian towns, whether they be summer resorts or not, one of the great distractions is to ride or walk down to the station to see the trains come in. The variety of types' is great. The olive-skinned creole; the flaxen-haired Anglo-Saxon; the black-eyed Chilian maidens, with oval laces and full puffy cheeks; the blue- eyed English girl, who chatters at one moment in the familiar tongue, and the next moment kuSpanish; the swarms of little boys and girls, happy families of ten or fifteen young people, all correctly dressed, well-behaved, and radiant with health anct felicity—present a picture of singular animation, and an aspect of complete civilization, which the European traveler contemplates at first sight with unpardonable but none the less real astonishment.—From "Agricultural Chili," by Theodore Child, in Harper's Magazine for October. MEKBI/Y A MATRElt OF BUSIXESS. Vaiais, nau oursu mo lay across the valley, uu« "v^""""? - • y the glacier, poured a black inaas. of mud, stones and broken ice into the Rhone below. Fortunately there was ft little water in the river at the time, otherwise the consequences might have been calamitous for the people of tne upper Vaiais. A peasant who was close to the lake at the time delares that the scene was most ter-, .. rible and indescribable. When the ice ,. dam gave away the vast mass of water . came tumbling out, sweeping away the . huge fragments of the glacier, with_ the ,s, rocks upon it, tumbling into the crvices, 0 bursting them in twain, nd rising over the • glacier in gigantic waves, again to carry , all before it. . , Just at the end of the glacier the valley had narrowed into a little defile, while the face of the glacier was some hundreds • of feet high. The water seemed to have tunneled undnr the ice, which, attacked above and below, gave away at last with a deafening crash, while the flood hurried down the mountain side into the Rhone. ,/ The lake was nearly 8,000feetjabove the ' sea level, and usually'discharged its surplus water by subterranean channels, occasionally bursting its ice barriers, as on the present occasion. The cantonal government are constructing; an overflow canal which it is hoped will put and end to these periodical outbursts. The Use ot Water and Salt. Boston Herald. Salt is an absolute essential to the diet of man. It promotes health in various ways. Many of the functions of the body go better under its influence and without it the blood becomes impoverished. While a complete deprivation of salt would produce disastrous results.an excessive use of it would scarcely be harmless. In large doses it acts as an emetic; in quantities beyond the requirements ot hea.th it irritates tha stomach and intestines and sometimes purges.. Those who use salt unusually freely almost always suffer more or less from constipation. To drink large quantities of water daily should be the rule with those who suffer from constipation. Eddi day the system needs at least two quarts of water, as about that quantity is used up or thrown out of it every twenty-four houra. Fruit and vegetable foods contain much water, and in tea, coffee, soups, etc., considerable is taken habitually. In all ways, as stated, about two quarts of water should enter the stomach daily. It is a good plan to drink one or two glasses of water from half an hour or hour before eating breakfast And it may be either hot or cold as preferred. Which ever is used, the water should be slowly sipped. To deluge the stomach with cold water would be to invite dyspeptic troubles. e The number of electrical applicances for wearing upon the human body, in the ethcacv of which people are deluded into believing, is legion, and, notwithstand- < mg all the warmnss Hint. Imvo \ WDn „;— AYUDBED IS J1J.J8S. Mlsg 'Vtalil. Jr., is Married to Albm-tiue Iluok. CHICAGO, Oct. 28.— Two millionaire families were united today when Mis* Albertiua lluck became the bride of Marshall Field, Jr., the only son ot Chicago s greatest merchant. The ceremony was w ,. _ ,. .. i ____ „ ..!. tfVia lriol/4 performed' at mansion ton bride being noon at the Field Prairie avenue, The a member of tn e at that grinder, open my mouth A Woman Who Wanted Her Tooth Pulled. Chicago Herald. •, She was a mature woman, with high cheek bones, a dappled face and red hair, Flinging aside he'r bonnet she got up into the dentist's chair, leaned her head back, open.ed her mouth and pointed to a tooth on the lower jaw. "I wish you'd see what is the matter with that grinder," she said. "Yes, ma'am," replied the dentist, in a sympathizing tone. "Has it been hurtintr you long?" "Who said it had been hurting uie?" "Beg pardon, ma'am, I inferred—" "Well, you don't need to infer anything If you're ready to look - t "~ L ----- ' doctor, I'm ready to again." And &he opened it, '"The tooth, madam," he said after a brief examination, "is a mere shell, I regret " "What occasion is there for you to regret anything! Whose grinder is it?" "I was going to say it is too late to save the tooth. It is too far gone. If it's troubling you any it will have to come out." "Well, that's what I'm here for." ."It will be hard to get hold of it with the forceps, and I am sorry to say it will hurt " "Does it hurt you to pull a customer's tooth?" she demanded. "Of course not, but " "Well, then, you needn't feel sorry,pi am here on business. I don't need any sympathy. Yank it out." The thoroughly humbled tooth artist wasted no more words. He produced a pair of ugly looking forceps ancl extracted tho attending 1 molar without delay. "What's your bill?" inquired the woman. "Fifty cents." "That's the regular price, is U.? You're not charging anything for sympathy" "It is the regular price madam." "Here's your money. Good-day! After she had gone out of his office the dentist went and sa l , down by the front window to rest. "If I hud that woman's nerve, he said to himself, us lie watched her striding down the street "I could be an alderman and own a whole ward in less than three months." Buvv the Swallo\v-Tutl Cuuie. Perhaps few men who wear tho conventional clawhammered coat are aware of its origin. Mr. W. W.. Story, in his delightful "Conversations in a Studio," savs- "The tea coat is the great product of (he French Revolution." ' The old coat out of which it was cre&ted. eying, is legion, and, notwithstanding a 1 the warnings that have been given anc the exposes that have been maoe of the e flagrant.frank, there are many who will imagmR that electrical belts, brushes combs, etc., have a strong curative power' tWnf^ me newitlb these delusions is that of the man, now every dav met wiftT who carries in his pocket a bit of electric arc-light carbon, so that some of the - euillK Dnfl rnim P r °P h ecy, which that withl^ en years ^h fi °- "* P T rs ' New York to Pl.iKi I- J our "ey from in thirty-six minutes 0P i,f W - be - made the rate of 150 m ii«f „, , n 8 9 in K at SR^^V^'^S*' complishmentofthisdis^in^ f ° r tlle ac * modern rapid iransir 7? l )r °8ress i n and safe margin A 01 glves1a v " '" ia&SS° Wn ^ •SftCofeS^u, ~- resis uiice of the aUotrZ™ f e *cessive "feeds which is now ±11, at ? tuch ll[ & ^s^XK^&fz ZA^***"—--- capable «w, >t in thematteVST ing ^ f apid transit it krml^^P 1 ^ the \,

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