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Algona, Iowa
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THE < IOWA. WEDNESDAY. , jflMf 22, 189 JLtfONA, IOWA, BI<AIHE is worse. Elaine is better Blaine is—but why repeat tbe tbousan conflicting yarns that the Bar Hnrbo ip&ce writers ore imposing on the public AN intelligent Minneapolis jury foun * prisoner innocent of the crime charge tmt asked that the court censure him nevertheless. The i. M. j. got a rrnst in i tend. ASNIK ROONET has been fined by Chicago justice for disordely conduct but the populace has caused the justic to flee to the woods for imposing such light sentence. PAHNELL'S delayed marriage to Kitti O'Shea was delayed too long to stem the tide of popular disfavor which had se in against him. Before the recent elec tion in which the erstwhile leader wa defeated by the crushing voto of 8,776 t 1,689, Parnoll [admitted that, if lie wa beaten, he bad nothing else to fall back on in political life; but now he claim that ho is not disheartened. Ho is a re markablo man surely who is able to main tain hope under such circumstances, bu it in plainly apparent that moral niigh' has atjast crushed him to earth. THE next house of representatives under the census of 1890, will consiat of 850 members. A ratio of representation is 178,901 inhabitants. But the law is that those states having a fraction of half the ratio or more shall got a representative thereon. There wore seventeen such fractions, and they were apportioned to the following otales: Fraction. M.C. California...HM.TIM 1 Indiana lOfi.niW 1 Iowa 172,880 1 Malno 18I),!M) 1 Oregon ]8I),MW 1 WlHconshi.. Alnbninn ... Georgia Kentucky... Fraction. M.C 121,771 121 .KOI) IW.IM8 ia»,(l25 Maryland.... ire,S86 1 H. Carolina.. 107,778 ITc . Tcxnn ....... M8,7I1 1 Virginia ..... 110,871 I(lio(,OOr> 8:, Dakota....1M,!]07 Vermont.... 158,521 Georgia and Virginia gain each a member on the smallest fractions. New York has on unrepresented fraction of 85,219, Arkansas of 84,778, Colorado of 04,890, Louisiana of 75,181, Minnesota of 84,519, Missouri of 70,609, and West Virginia of 67,190. ' JiOjyjjAll WHEAT. Some southern wheat of. this yenr's growth has just been placed on the eastern market and, at the very outset of the season, brought one dollar per bushel—a markable figure for an early July rate, It is quite probable that the European demand will be strong enough to make nearly a dollar the ruling price on the western form, in spite of the largo supply of from 525,000,000 to 575,000,000 bushels which is expected. The requirements of France above the homo supply are placed nt from 15,000,000 to 22,000,000 quarters, of Grent Britain at 19,000,000 quarters, whilo Gennnny will need to import 4,000,000 quarters, Holland and Belgium 4,000,000, and Italy, Spain and Portugal 4,000,000 more—a total of say 50,000,000 quarters or 400,000,000 bushels. Some 180,000,000 bushels or more must come from the United States, and that will bo just about the extent of our surplus. If, however, through high prices foieign consumption should shrink much below the present estimates, "dollar wheat" will probably bo the exception rather than the rule. The present outlook, however, is most favorable for the maintenance of the present rate, whilo the chances are that. there will bo an increase rather than a decline. The general outlook for the. crops continues first class in the groat produsing slates of the northwest, though recent winds have proved disastrous in various localities. Little more than a fortnight of favorable weather IB yet needed to in- tho safety of the crops. Spring euro wheat is already being harvested in many places, and winter wLeat in rapidlj approaching maturity. AHOUT Queen Victoria now rules a population of 867,000,000—a greater number of people than ever acknowledged the sovereign- ity of any pthor one person in either ancient or modern times. * * * Mrs. Klla Wheeler Wilcox, Mrs. Charles Collis, Lillian Russell and Miss Elita Proctor Otis, the amateur actress, are among the fow Now York women who #ear thumb rings. That which adorns the sinister thumb of Mrs, Wilcox is set in diamonds mid is very valuable. The fad does not number many votaries in this country, although the wearing of such rings is said to be rather common in Franco and England. * * * Colonel John Hay has the air and appearance of a literary man, with an English trimmed beard and quiet manners. He married the daughter of tl.o late Aniiuu Stone, of Cleveland, an iron manufacturer who had amassed a largo fortunn and left it to Mrs. Hay. * * * Count Luigi Prhnolo, the son of Princess Bonaparte and a chieftain among the Italian Bonaptirtists, is acquiring more celebrity as an amateur photographer than as a political leader. His most famous achievement was in securing a picture of the pope from the tribune of the Roman noblesse during a recent ceremony in the Vatican, the holy father being much amused when he heard of the audacious Mt. THE LATEST GENERAL NOTES. E. C. STARK & Co., bankers of Utica, N. Y., have failed. The liabilities of the firm are placed at $220,000. Trrra Standard Oil company is rapidly gathering in all its competitors in Europe and m\l soon control the oil output of the world. THE prohibition law of_ South Dakota has been pronounced void on a technicality. IOWA'S crop bulletin says that corn in that state is_suffering from an excess of rain and cold weather. COSTA HTCA ia anxious for reciprocity with the United". States. All the conces ions asked for will be granted. IT is believed in Paris that the French government is about to remove the embargo on American pork, THE grasshoppers in eastern Colorado are not the red legged variety which d_e- vastated Kansas in 1874, and are not dis- tructivo. CUSTUMB officers at Victoria, B. C., seized the sloop Flora, of Seattle, Wash., having on board ten Chinamen, whom the captain intended to smuggle into the United States. A TEN pound lump of gold ore has been found on a farm near Monrovia, Ind., and the entire neighborhood is wild with excitement. A CAVKKN that rivals the famous Mammoth Cavo of Kentucky (in extent and beauty, has been discovered in southern Oregon. MKS. DR. HOLLOW AY, of Springfield, Ohio, has fallen heir to $1,000,000 left by her uncle, Sir James L Baxendale, of England. TIIK government crop bulletin of Manitoba says the prospects for wheat in that province are tne brightest they have been tor years. A DISEASE pronounced by veterinarians to be splenetic apoplexy of the dreaded Texas fc ver has attacked the cattle in the vicinity of Independence, Iowa. _ REPORTS from all parts of Ontario indicate that all grains and root crops will M above the average and that hay will bo ivway below it. THE envoys of European countries commissioned by the world's fair directory irrivod safely at Southampton Thursday morning and proceeded to London by rail. A SHIP loaded with supplies for the Dhilian rebels sailed from San Francisco Friday and three more will go during the iext fortnight. Altogether they will take 81,000,000 worth of food products. TIIK London Times of Monday denotes several columns of space to the Columbian ! air. It does not doubt that the exhibi- ,ion will in many respects surpass all that ms preceddcd it. NIMICK & Co., metal dealers of Pitts- mrg, have gone into voluntary liquida- ion. The liabilities are $1,100,000, but lie firm will pay dollar for dollar, Alex- uuler Nimick, the chief partner, having personal property worth $1,700,000. FOBEIQN. A FA M INE is threatened _in Guatemala wing to a scarcity ot corn. CAPTAIN SHAW, chief of the London fire >rigade, has resigned. Tins Jews expelled from Russia are not illowed to pass the Roumanian frontier. is extending in southern Hundreds of deaths have occurr- Peary north pole expedition is by ice in the straights of Belle Byra. 'd. TUB >locked slo. MR. SPURGEON'S physicians are now olding out hopes time their eminent patent may recover. ON Monday. President Carnot, of ranee, was fired at by an insane man on he streets of Paris. He was not injured. COUNT WILTJAM BISMARCK, second son f Prince Bismarck, has resigned the (residency of the regency of Hanover and vill retire to Varzin. Two htudenls at Sofia have confessed to illing Balitcheff, the Bulgarian prime ninistei , last March. THE Government of Portugal has pro- iMilgaled a decree making a substantial eduction in the import duty of wheat. THE census ot England and.Wales[shows , population of 29,001,018, an increase of i,02G, 572, or 11.65 per cent, since the last ensus. CHOLEIIA has appeared at Mecca in irultmt form and strict quarantine reg- lations are boing established at all Red oa ports. THE emperor of Germany • reached ith, Scotland, Tuesday morning. He vas received by the mayor and a number f other officials and was loudly cheered y a large crowd that had assembled. THE Brazilian cabinet has been reorgan- sd with Lucena as minister of the reasury. Tbe appointment of Lucena, vho was minister of agriculture, is re- oived with universal satisfaction. THE Haytien revolutionist! at Kingston amaica, have elected General Anselzo 'ropete commander in chief of their orcos, and the latter has issued an ad- ross calling on iiaytiens to support him n an endeavor to depose Hippolyto. FIBES AND CASUALTIES. DURING the last year 817 persons were illed and 1,287 injured by railways iu few Jersey. Tun home of J. IS. Hannegan of Cedar lopids, Iowa, burned Friday. Miss Huff, servant, perished in the flames. Taw shoddy mill of Walworth & Co., Vest Philadelphia, bus been destroyed by ro. Loas about §22,000; insurance $15,00. A OAS tank containing 80,000 feet of gas xplodod Tuesday night at Rochester, N. Y., killing two Ufoplo ON Monday, William Hanlon, the gjni- nust, was instantly killed whilo performing at Clinton, Iowa. A iiYSTKRious explosion of dynamite on board the steamship G.ll. Booth, at Brooklyn, N. Y.,[..Tuesday morning, killed two men. TUUKK men, while hunting seala near Sau Miguel,,last Monday, were drowned. Another ouu of the party clung to u rock for twenty-four hours aud was saved. JAMES BRONSO^ was instantly killed and three others 1 fatally injured by the falling of an elevator in which they were riding. A TUKKSikiNa engine exploded Saturday morning at/BruceviUe, lud. John Fleck was instantly killed and Dick Price fatally injured. Fife othet men w^re horribly scsilded. -f.'..".'' THE steamship Pontiac was stink by collision witn the Athabasca near Church's Landing, Mich., Tuesday FinE destroyed the principal business portion Of Mount Vernon, Wash.; Tuesday. Loss, 850,000. WILLIAM BREENINO was killed ahc George Whitmore seriously injured by the fall of a painters' scaffold at the Wa bash street school Wednesday morning. Mns, CAHPENTER, wife of Wm. Carpenter, a huckster, and her son John, were drowned in the Delaware riv?r Sunday while taking a moonlight row. A LANDSLIDE at the North Pacific Cannery, on the Skeena river, in British Columbia, destroyed nino houses and killed forty persons. THE family of J. H. Cornelius of Russellville, Ky., were poisoned by arsenic iu their food. One member of the family is dead and five others are dangerously sick. JOHN MERIUFIELD was instantly killed and a fellowbrakeman fatally _ injured while riding on a cow-catcher in Rockbridge, near Beardstown, III,, by the engine running into a drove of horses. CRIME. AT Adrain, Mich., Albert Heinzman, aged 18 shot and killed himself on Tuesday. FIUENDS of Johann Most, the anarchist, are trying to have him released from the penitentiary. "FKENCHY," the New York Jack the Ripper, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for life for the murder of Carrie Brown. NEAII Duncan, Indian Territory, an Indian named Nuinlo was chopped to death with an axe by his step daughter. Two FAMOUS Mexican bandits, Eugenio Espana and Vincente Sanchez, have been captured and placed in prison. ELLAS Pinrrs, a 14-year-old boy, fatally shot his father at Marcy, Iowa, Sunday night, while the latter was beating the boys mother. CONIIAD TENNTEII, who s_erved ut the battle of Wounded Keen during the recent Indian troubles, took a dose of rat poison Sunday. He will probably die. AT Cedar Ranids, Iowa, E. C. Shiras, of Cincinnati, Ohio, ^committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting. No cause is _known for the act. JuDQia WAHDEII, who was under_ indictment for his i.son-in-law, committed suicide at Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday night. EMMA CAMPBELL Tuesday killed her husband with an ax, crushing his skull in a frightful manner. Tho woman tvas arrested. It is believed that she is insane. Mns FANNIE TATE, colored, the mother oi four children, was raped and choked to death Saturday night in Omaha. The murderer is still at large. He is supposed to be Frank Price, a negro. AT Kunsar City Monday, ex-policeman Crowley fatally shot his wife, to whom he has been married six months. He narrowly escaped a mob of lynchers, and made an unsuccessful attempt at suscide. He wsa jealous. ROUEHT PILKEY, aged seventy, has been arrested nt San Francisco on a charge of counterfeiting. He is said to belong to the gang who had therr headquarters at or near Antioch, three of whom are already in jail. AT Adrian, Mich., Fred Heinzmann, aged nineteen years, committed suicide Wednesday by shooting himself with „ revolver. The discharge of the weapon set his clothing on fire, and when his body was found the flesh had been much burned. PHOP. JOHN LLOYD, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was shot six times and instantly killed Monday, it is thought, by Torn Morton, his nephew. There has been trouble between them, Lloyd having rebuked Morton on account of the treatment of his wife, who was Lloyd's niece. WAEHINQTON. AMONG the cadets appointed to West Point- is C. T. Boyd of Morning Sun, Iowa. THE treasury department will soon issue another call on national bank depositories for a return of a further installment of government funds. THE Star this afternoon PRISOi LIFE TRICKS Numerous Devices of Convicts to Kil Time and Secure Better ; Treatment. Malingering a Very General Mcthoc of Prisoners to Shirk tho Monotony of Lahor. Another Phase of Convict Life is the Incipient Mutinies Which Often Occur. says: 'It is said to be definitely settled now that minister Douglass will not return to Hayti. Having brought back with him a reciprocity treatj with Hayti he is said to be satisfied with his mission and ready to resign. It will probably be a long while after he retires before another minister is appointed. ,KA1! IVMNESS. Children Hear Much at French Tables Not Intended for Them. Children beingnearly always at table in 1'ranee, and conversation often being animated amongst their eiders, they hear a a great deal that was never intended for them, and they get a sort of education in talkativeness by mere example. They may make little use of this in the presence of strangers during boyhood or girlhood, but it bursts out afterwards when they get to a talking age. It is recognized by custom that when a family is in private'every one has a right to talk or not as he pleases, and silence being permitted, the tacitnn will take advantage of it; stilt nothing is more national in French life than talkativeness at meal time, oven when the family alone is present. This does at least kenp up tho national power of talking, though tho mill vessels of conversation havegfrcquently 4 'very little 'grain to grind, lalk or this kind has some stimulating exercise of th lighter faculties, which in unexercised. other countries tiro ofti-n left The merits of it are its faculty for expres- inaccurate information. WkotUor You Travel by Land or S«a Yon need a medicinal safeguard. Changes of clluiuto or temperature, brackish water, unusual tllet, draughts from opon windows that eittly follow passengers will not close-all these breed dlmeiits against, which the surest protection li llostottor's Stomach Bitters, flnegt ot medicinal fprtluors. Sea sickness, laud nausea, are promptly counteracted by this ucreeable corrective, which is also a capital defense against malaria, the effects ot » tropical or chilly temperature, dump and exposure. Persona of sedentary pursuits, mill operaUves,marlners, miners, euglueers.front- leremeu, persons of «yerv calling involving mental fatigue, excessive bodilv effort, and 1/abiliu IQ unliealtbful Influences ot any sort, regard It ai ,' rheumatla *" , constl , sick headache and There are many incidents in the prison life of convicts that are not of the ordin ary, and may be said to form part of their pleasures, although some are weird anc tragic enough in themselves to be classet as anything, but pleasures, ^recollect or one occasion that 1 was appointed a speoia "trusty" over a tall, lank, dark-featurec young southerner who, in a moment oi hopeless desperation, had cut his throat Teddy, as we called him, had been a headstrong boy, and his parents could not con trol him, and, after a youthful vagabondage he had enlisted in the regular army, where he was always in trouble. Whet under my care in the special hospital ward to which he had been sent he related much of his past life to me, and I lekrned that he had attempted to take his life when he was a soldier in the same manner as he had done in state prison. He was not a bad sort of follow, but being of a sensitive nature, as well as unreasonable, he. allowed bis gloomy thoughts to master him, and this would result - in fperiods i of depression and subsequent desperation, and ho cared not what he said or did. In fact, he was inclined to emotional insanity. One night, while my fellow trustj and I were engaged in conversation, he lay on bis cot pondering over bis gloomy fete, when something we said arous?d him ajid he flew into a rage, got £up and grappled me in a desperate manner. STRUGGLING FOB SUPREMACY. I quickly flung him back on his cot and pinioned him, telling my fellow trusty—a mere boy—to ring up the guard. It was a terrible struggle to keep him n subjection until the guar 1 .arrived, for lis frenzy gave him almost superhuman strength. He quieted down as soon as ;he guard arived and s.iid he was a iool 'or getting into such a temper, and as be 'eared the straitjacket he promised to be- laveinthe future. He, however, in another of his frenzied attacks attempted to tear open (he wound in his throat, and it was byjno means an easy matter to prevent urn doing BO. But a [reasonable and :ympathetie talk generally conquered his exciteability. He finally was sent to the "nsane asylum. One morning as prayer was being said n the prison chapel one of the convicts up a howl and began barking like a dog, after wliich he clapped his hands— one, two, three; one, two, three—and this caused a general murmur of mixed merriment and expectation. Two guards immediately passed to the end of the form on which he was sitting, and were hustling him out of the chapel, when he flew into a rage, struggled with them as well as at the officiating chaplain, who was particularly an obnoxious man to tho prisoners. Whether the felloe was insane or not I cannot say. The prison authorities thought he was not,.and he was roundly punished for his escapade. On another occasion as we were marching into the hall for supper one of the convicts set up a howl, threw up his arms and dropped dead on the floor—a fellow convict had stabbed him. There was some enmity between the two and it resulted in the death of both. DIKD ON THE EVE OP FREEDOM. I. was hospital trusty and a long line of prisoners were being attended to by the doutor for real or imaginary ills. One of the prisoner*, on particular occasion had nearly served his term of sentence and he was to have been examined in order that the medical officer could re-port on his condition. I was preparing a close of common stuff for the prisoner standing next but one to him when he fell forward on tht floor and blood gushed from his mouth in a stream. He had ruptured a blood vessel, and in ppite of tho doctor's efforts the poor fellow died. Malingering is a very general method among prisoners to shirk the monotony or the labor consequent on their imprisonment. Anything that will relieve the tediousness and is at hand is brought into action. One here in the quarry will mash his finger in order that he may be. sent into the hospital. Another here will—quite accidentally, of course—fall down the corridor steps and sustain such injuries as to insure a quiet time of convalescence on a hospital diet, and so forth j but the pribon doctor is on faith with all classes of malingerers, 'and uses his experience in treating such as come before him. Consequently the good times often anticipated never materialize. MEN AVHO EAT SOAP. I know one ignorant, soft beaded fellow who became really ill by eating the soap he was allowed with to perform his daily ablutions. Often have cases come before nao where soap eating had put men into a feeble state of health aud lent a sickly aspect to their countenance, but this fellow was sick and no mistake. After a course of treatment which was in itself as bad as tbe cause for it, he was. however, restored and sent into solitary confiuinent as further punisment. He never ate soap again, but, remark, he was subsequently poisned by eating some of the vegetable growths around where he with his_ fellows, was wont to labor. All things considered, the malingerer comes out only second best, but it must be a terrible punishment that causes men to resort to it in order to lighten their burdens. The two most notable cases I • ever met of this kind were when a man boldly put his foot under a falling mass of stone iu the quarry, causing it to be terribly crushed, and to be eventually amputated; and in the second case, where a man feigned rheumatism and underwent every conceivable torture at the hands of the prison physician, who knew the fellow was"sham- miug, Accidents, pure and simple, are not frequent. The laige'/'denicks" that are used in the quarries of some prisons are often the cause of very serious and, at times, fatal accidents. A man doing a life sentence for the crime of murder was "slinging" a largo block of itone ia one of the quarries while &tt6thel block was being hoistedtip *bfr'th fiemck. He bent over the stone to pic tip IM Wing, when the derrick chaiii sMp ped and the block of stone which Was be ing hoisted fell on him, crushing hitn int pulp. CRUSHED UNDER A BLOCK OF STONE. On another occasi9n a large block b stone was being quarried, the wedges ha< been driven, the wedges applied to throw it over on its "flat"" and the man stooc with the rope in their bands —the rop was attached to the lever—and the of "Yo-ho! yo-hol" pulled, or rather cant ed, the stone further and further out ward. . • It is generally the rule to drop lumps o stone or woo f l behind the loosened blocl being quarried to prevent any accident tha might arise from the slipping of a lever but on this occasion, as^tne block seemed t move readily nothing was placed behind The lever, however, wanted ia fresh' "pur chase," but as the block was balancingon its corner or on its center of gravity, so t speak—the guard did dot deem it neces sary to get a fresh purchase, but while th men held, onto the rope t he told one o them to push it off with his feet, which he essayed to dp. His pressure ioosenei the lever, which_ was quickly drawn in but he had not' given the block sufficien momentum to fall, and before lie could re_ gain the level it fell back and jammed hi legs into shapeless masses of flesh anc broken bones. The guard, of course, was reasonable fa: this, and was dismissed from the govern ment service. As for the man who los his legs, 1 don't know what become o him; probably he was compensated in some way or other. In clearing away the earth before open ing a,fresh'querry men have been burie( by a sudden landside. 4 A young convict, daring and who often disregarded orders, on one occasion un dermined the "bank," so that the super incumbent earth might fall of its own gravity. Caution had no effect on hii daring, and he was picking away, when four or five tons of the matter suddenl collapsed burying him and two others" breaking the legs of a fourth and bruising one or two others. ' The buried ones were quick y dug out but one of them was lifeless. The young convict himself had a narrow escape, bu be was fated to die in the convict's garb Eor some eighteen months after the incid mt just noted he was taken from his cell to the hospital a corpse. AN ABNORMAL APPETITE. I could not learn what was the cause of s death. Probably ho had accidently soisoned himself, for he would eat al manner of things, from snails and worms :o boot grease and leather. 1 recollect a rather exciting incident in which a man received almost fatal in- iuries. Certain trucks or trolleys are used to carry the excavated earth down a very small incline to a dumping ground, as wef is the rubble or refuse matter of the quarry. ' The attendant of each of these trucks stand on the _ buffers at the back of the ,'ehicle as _ it runs along, holding in his land a "skid," or piece of wood or iron, wherewith to "scotch" tho wheel, or slakeu the speed of the truck before i\ reaches its destination. On the occasion mentioned the attendant of one of the trucks lost control over t and it went with increasing speed toward its dumping ground. A yell went up from his fellow convicts to "skid" the wheel and again to jump off. But he seemed powerless to do anything. He vainly tried to insert his "skid" in the wheel, and, before he knew it, he was Ditched headlong over the truck into the sloping mass of broken rock and earth, :he h-uck following him, rolling over and over in its course; striking him with one of its wheels as it crushed over him toward ;he bottom of the dump. That was the mos tserious accident of the cind I had witnessed, although it often lappened that a truck would get the mastery of its attendant, but not to such m extent as to carry him along with it over the slope. INCIPIENT MUTINIES. Then another phase of life arises from he incipient mutinies that take place rom one cause or another. It is somewhat pleasurable to even the most "model" prisoner to listen to a crowd of his fellows inging and shouting in uproar when omething has arisen that has' irritated hem. This something is a varied thing in it- elf. It may be a mean and cowardly juard in charge, or it may mean some obnoxious order given by tho warden, or t may mean the derision of some sneak- ng "trusty" who has got one of his fellows into trouble, or it may mean the wailing of some raw recruit who has got over his first terror at confinement, or it may mean nothing more or less than the pure deviltry of one or two incorrigibles who have become desirous of making things lively for themselves and their guards. The ringleaders of these outbreaks are sought out and punishment is meted out to them, but after an innocent man is the selected culprit. The old jailbirds start the tumult, and knowing the impressionability of their fellows, allow these latter to keep it up, while they lapse into silence or read their Bibles, and of course the guard never suspects any of them of insubordination while thus engaged, Moreover, they are full of suggestion, and being somewhat conversant with the men in the ring, they soon convince the guard that, say 648, started the row, To get a fellow prisoner ' 'into a hole" is a delight to some if not to all convicts. It lightens their own burdens. I once knew a little "trusty" who had the run of the corridor, ajman familiar with the guard, who, indeed, thought a great deal of him. He had what he wanted, from the latest newspaper to the choicest tobacco, for which things he acted as a spy for his guard and incited the prisoners against him in order that the guard might appear occasionally with an insubordinate one before the warden or prison commissioners. DOWNFALL OF A "TRUSTY." The "trusty" had duplicate keys, with which he could get into any cell he desired, but on one occasion he was caught by another guard on another corridor exchanging words with one of his pals, and of course he was brought up for punishment. Then it was discovered that he and his guard were in collusion, and he got his deserts and the guard also. Such are a, few of the reflections cast forth through the gloomy shades of prison life—reflections that are'shades themselves, but nevertheless of a kind that are, indeed, brightness, and as such welcomed by the criminal prisoner, , May they be welcome to others. JED JUKES. The Green equipped with cages. county jail baa entirely new cells been AT SUPERIOR. ^ A Hotel in Process of Construction Blows Down With Terrible Results. Many Are Injured and Six Bodies Have Already Been Taken \ i From the Ruins. Much Damage to Property by Wind and Lightning 1 Elsewhere in the City. ..WEST SUPEBIOK, Wis., July 16.—A wind storm of terrific violence swept over Superior today, carrying deat£ and destruction in its path. The wind was accompanied by a heavy rain and the air was heavily charged with electricity. The storrn only lasted a-short time, but in that time did great damage to property besides taking at least six lives and injuring a number of persons. During the height of the storm an alarm of fire was turned in from the fifth word, and the department responded to find a large new three-story frame hotel, in the course construction on . 3d street, near Lamborn avenue, a mass of ruins' The structure had blown down and wor went out the wreck was the tomb of men. The news flashed over the city and hundreds of citizens rushed to the spot, spite of the pouring ram, visitors rushed in and assisted the firemen in the cause of rescue. The work is still in progress, fresh men taking the places of those who give up through fatigue. Fully 3,000 people were at the ruins. At a late hour tonight the dead are: John Lane, Chas. Lncius, Herman, Paussey, Unknown man, John Schofield. Among the more seriously injured are: John Brown, John Long, Win. Semyle, Dick Clark. Brown and Long will probably die. Women ran about regardless of the rain and mud, wringing their hands and crying, filled with the terrible fear that their husbande or brothers had been buried in the ruins An eye witness of the disaster says he saw a crew of workmen run into the building to seek shelter from the storm. Fully- 30 or 40 men must have been inside. This disaster was the central feature, aut much damage, was done in all directions. Steel hoisting and conveying apparatus employed by the Silver Creek and Morris arid Erie Coal companies was badly damaged. A large frame building was blown down at the corner of 3d and lower streets, South Superior, and a number of other buildings leveled, but there wore no casualties. Lightning played havoc with the Fisher hotel, the Unitarian church, the Union depot and other builditgs but"; no serious fires resulted. At Uuluth. DULUTH, Minn.. July 16.—A violent storm of wind and rain did much damage .n this city this noon. At West Duluth a number of houses were badly damaged by lightning and the passenger steamer .ndia lying at the dock was also injured. JAP V They are Educated and the Lower Clnsuon Ad m I ro Them. The Japs are a race of human gentlemen, but the Japanese policemen are in almost all cases actually gentlemen by birth and position, who by the tremendous soc- al revolution caused by the adoption of luropean methods of government in Japan vere forced to find employment and one >ranch of the government service open to hem was the police force. They are remarkably small men as a ule, much less robust physically than the vorking class Japs, and an astonishingly arge number of them wear spectacles, for hey have been students in the various mperial college and a large proportion of the students take to wearing glasres or pectacles by the time they graduate, .hey are queer little figures in their ill- fitting European-cut clothes, and wear big words iu addition to the stout wooden taffs they carry for ordinary use. As a ule they wear horse-hair-like mustaches, and as their Jocks are also of the blackest and generally stand up as stiff as the >ristles of a blacking brush the effect of a apanese policeman swelling with" dignity s one calculated to amuse an European vastly until he grows used to seeing them. It is in the count"y, however, and es- >ecially in the districts where foreigners are more or less unusual sights to the naives, that the Jap policeman is found to je most entartaining to foreigners, and he little policeman all make it a point to £eep tract of you as carer'ully as if you were a dynamite suspect hovering about ho parliament house of London, And ou arrive at a village or town he promptly alls at the tea house or native hotel you may be patronizing and examines your >assport with scrupulous care, .and very ikely the last thing at night he will walk ight into your bed* room and gaze at you oiled up on the floor in your Japanese ledclothes. Probably he will takeout a note book nd appear to be doing his private ac- ounts, quite oblivious to your presence, after ten minutes or so he will look at you f with, akindly smile and wander about tbe _ • oom, making notes of the deeply interest- Tl , ng inscriptions on your shirt collars or * uffs or sketching the to him mystrous ob- ect, which happens to be your trousers tretcher. They will then wish you the most delicious dreams and bow themsel* 68 OUt. Cranberries on marshes about were towewhat nipped by frost-

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