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A^ UiONA, IOWA now comes the report that the success of the insurgent forties in Chili is atirrihtr the people of Mexico to rise in revolt against President Di; ?,, who is declared to be the Balmaceda of Mexico. A PHILADELPHIA paper reports the in tehtion of a machine that will catch, kil and pick chickens. An ordinary Georgia darkey has proved pretty reliable up to this time. 1 DIAZ refuses to permit the priests to pick out a wife for him and has refused to bend to the dictation of certain newspapers. If these are his chief faults there could be little foreign sympathy aroused by a Mexican revolution. lh<jp» weather regulator has adopted the programme of Prof. Foster, who says the coming winter in to be the coldest and most stormy for many years, and it is to begin in October, too. If he had also predicted a frigid September his stock would be abovo par now. TUB most striking care of absence of mind is recorded of Judge Broady, of Omaha, who left his office, and on the outer door posted a card with the words: "Back again in 10 minutes. Take a seat and wait." At the foot of the stairs he happened to romembar that he had forgot ten something. Slowly ho climbed the steps and once more be became submerged in his own thoughts. At the door of his office ho paused and read the card on the door. Then the judge deliberately sat down and waited for himself to come back. ' RKFEHHINGI to the marriage of Miss Lincoln and Mr. Isham, the Kansas City Times makes the following comment: "Eere is a novelty that should attract the attention of anglomaniacs and put them to shame. Mian Lincoln, daughter of Minister Lincoln, not only marries an American of more promise than realization, but mmediately after the London wedding starts for America instead of spending her honeymoon in England or on the continent. There is a ring of the true metal about tbo granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln." That is so, but Isham is a fellow of good promise—the promise of at least $1,000,000. IT is said that Judge Cooley, of the inter-state commerce commission, had planned, before his health gave out, to make a thorough examination of UiO'free pass evil this year and bring the roads to account. Ho regards the practice ' as one of the most insidious and demoralizing forms of bribery. President Sticknoy, o the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City road, in his book on The Railroad Prob lem, says that the free-pass ' abuse has been one of.the chief agencies, in arousing the opposition to the roads shown in the west, and the wonder is with iiiui thai this opposition has been no more violent. It is certainly a fact that those most able to pay their fare enjoy the privilege ol passes, and it is not very surprising under such circumstances that the poor people t'eol rebellious at the discrimination thus practiced against themselves. AUOUT 1'KOrjjM. Mius May Pierce, the charming daughter of ex-Senator Gilbert A. Pierce, and Rev. Robert S. Inglis, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of Crawfordsville, Ind., were married in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. The bride's gown was fashioned of lustrous white faille Drancais with a full princess train. The skirt was finished with a flounce of embroidered THE LATESI NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. GEIIMANY, itis said, will remove all re strictions on American pork.. THE John Thompson grocery company, of Denver, has failed for $50,000. ; CHICAGO bank clearing for the presenl •week aggregated $80,657,253. VENJCZUEI/A has not rejected reciprocity with the United States, as reported. A PHILADELPHIA woman is dying from a bite inflicted by an ordinary spider. A PARTY of fifteen men have commenced to dip up the ground in the vicinity ol Halifax, N. S., in the hope of locating some of Capt. Kidd's mythical treasure. A PHILADELPHIA woman went mad through brooding over a clairvoyant's predictions. THE" monuments erected at Gettysburg in memory of the .'llinois soldiers, were unveiled Wednesday. THE Knickerbocker grain a stock ex change company, of Albany N. Y., has suspended. 8 THE central market company, 'of Chicago, assined Thursday morning, William P. Williams' being appointecf receiver. Its liabilities are $160,000. MAIL is sent from Japan to England in less than twenty one days crossing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the North American continent. • A BED of coal six feet thick was struck on the farm of L. M. McCombers in Douglas countjv 111., Friday, at a depth of 225 feet. It will at once developed, Ihe nearest coal mine being forty miles away. NEAKLY all of the short line trains oetween St. Paul and Minneapolis are to je withdrawn by the Great Northern and Milwaukee roads. TUB American steamer George W. Starr nas been seized by a government revenue utter for smuggling Chinese into this country. CABINET makers in Chicago, numbering 2,000, struck Tuesday for an eight hour chiffron and the same fabric finished the corsage and puffed sleeves. The veil was of softest tulle and fell over the face. The bridal bouquet was a lovely bunch of tied roses. Among those who sent their regrets were President and Mrs. Harrison. They were accompanied by a note to the bride, in which the president said: "There will, I am sure, bo two persons who without me c;m say each, 'My cup runneth over.' If the 'disappointed man, 1 BO much in my couipuny recently, should be at the feast, show him such compassion as you can. With every pood wish to you and the man to whom you have given your trust, I am," etc. Nellie Arthur has developed into a fine ,ooking woman, with a superb figure, glorious dark eyes and charming, unaffected manners. * * * For his 50 lectures in this country, according to the London Chronicle, Sir Edwin Arnold will receive a sum "equal to a year's salary of Lord Salisbury." Gen. E. S. Bragg, of Fond du Lac, is being mentioned us a possible successor of his namesake of the inter-state railway commerce commission. * * * According to the Norwegian papers, Henrik Ibsen will visit this country next year. * * * The leading actor of Copenhagen is Joachim Ludwig Plaster, who for more than firty years has been connected with the Royal Danish theater. Ho hus appeared iu 700 roles and has marvelous control oyer.the muscles of his face. Phister got hold of a photograph of Gen. B. F. Butler Borne years ago, and delights in assuming a facial resemblance to the man of MuBBUQhuBeUs, squint and all. He thinks Butler's a very internting face, it is day. The employers say this is the dull season and bhey can well afford to keep ;he shops idle for a time. TILLMAN, late cashier of the defunct ?alls City bank at Louisville, has reached Canada. He denies that there is a shortage in his accounts. REV. J. W. OLMSTEAD, editor or! The Watchman, a Boston Baptist deuoiuina- iionnl paper, died at Manchester-by-the- Sea Monday morning. TUB new submarine cable line, which 'or the first time provides direct telegraphic communication with Brazil, is now 'open. CENSUS Commissioner Porter announces as a final report, that tbo United States has a population of 62,622,250. MINISTER EGAN'S dispatch announcing he success of the Chilian congressional- sts has been received at the state department. The delay in receiving the dispatch was caused by interruption in the telegraphing service.. • SECIIETAKY PB.OCTOU has written his reply to Governor Page's, tender of the position of senator from Vermont to sue ceed Senator Edmunds. He will proba bly send it early next week or carry th letter in person when he goes north. GENEHAL 0. 0. HOWABD, Professo Patton and Bishop Newman are among th members of the conference culled to urg the closing of the Columbian exposition o: Sunday. THE efforts of Melbourne to produc rain at Cheyenne, Wyo., were successful A half inch of rain fell Tuesday, when according to the government signal servic observer, there had been no premonition of a stonu. wagon at Patereon, N. J., ; Friday night, killing Peter Flaniiagan aid injuring John Malone. JOHN Kfrox, of Chardpfflj 0., and daughter were iiistantlly killed. Monday by a Pittsburg <fe Western train. Both bodies were horribly mangled. *•' ' ..' ; GEOHGE ELLIS," aged 10 years, was drowned in .Lake Gardner Mass., Wednesday, as was also James Higgins, who went to his aid. SEVERAL hundred people in The Dalles, Oregon, are homeless, the result of a fire Wednesday which destroyed a ! number of buildings, involving a loss of $1,000,000. FIVE thousand acres of hay land, near Grand Forks, N. D,, upon which this year's crop was stacked, were burned over by a prairie fire Tuesday night. • : THE Delhn' orphanage in Aurora, Ilt.i conducted by the American educational aid society, was damaged by fire Tuesday night, and the orphans were rescued with difficulty. The building belonged to the city. J H. COPELAND was' thrown from his buggy and struck a telegraph-pole with such force that both legs were broken. The bone of one leer was driven into the post and had to be cut out with an ax. It is thought both legs will have to be amputated: WALTER CORSON, twenty-two years old, and freight yard master for the .Chicago, Milwaukee & S^Paul Road in Evanston, III., was fatally crushed between two freight cars which he wfts coupling Monday morning. NEAR Canton, N. D., a yoke of oxen attached to a binder and led by a woman became frightened and ran away. The woman was literally cut to pieces by the knife, her legs, arms aud bead being cut off. THE DEATH VALLEY, A Strange Region in Which Many a Man Has Been Lured to Deith. In This Frightful Place Strange Aspects of Natural Desolation, are Found. Here is a Yost Chain i40 Long 1 and Only 18 Miles ; Wide. iriif new claimants to Mrs Hopkins-Searles' estate have appeared and Edward F. Searles will not now allowed to enjoy the millions without hard struggle. FOREIGN. "" THE international grain congress ed Monday at Vienna. open Mil. SPUHOKON is very week and un able to take food. A BERLIN dispatch says the decree re scinding the prohibition placed upon American pork was signed Thursday. THE London thiws is of the opinion that notwithstanding the .numerous war clouds the peace of Kurope is not likely to be dhturbedat present, NINE valuable racehorses were burned o death in a fire at Ayr Scotland Tuesday night. THE legislature of Victoria, Australia, aas passed a bill in favor of Australian :edcration, EXTENSIVE forest fires are raging near Detmold, Germany, and several foresters lavu been burned to death. A YOUTH named Ballet, convicted ot several atrocious murders, was beheaded \i Daval, near Lille, Friday morning. A RUSSIAN man-of-war has captured the American schooner. J. Hamilton Lewis, for sealing in Russian waters. A BERLIN dispatch says four persons were killed and several injured by a collis- on between passenger trains at Funf- Kirchen Monday. THK Kile Artio expedition has returned :o Halifax, alter making interesting dis covenes, TEN men were killed and a dozen inured by an explosion in a colliery near Bedminister, Eng., Monday. THE socialist paper, Die'Volkswatch, at Jerlin, has been suppressed on account of Us continued violent attack on the'govern- ment. THE Turkish commander of Arabia has quelled a rebellion of native chiefs. The reports add that fourteen camels were laden with the hands of the conquered rebels. THIS report that Turkey bus granted Russian the privilege of taking her war ships through the Daranelles is creating much unfriendly comment iu England and Germany. It is not, believed that the powers will consent to such an urranee- meat. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Fiuisnt McDonald, Pa., Friday destroyed over 11,000 barrels of oil. PHAIUIE fires devastate many farms hi south Dakota, impoverishing their owners. AN aeronaut was killed at Detroit, Mich. He iel| a, thousand feet while performing ou a trapeze, AN Erie excursion train ran into a CRIME. J. P. FARR was fatally shot by C. A. Schultz at Donagan, Kas., Friday. A PULLMAN porter of Chicago is charged with robbing a North Dakota man of sev- iral hundred dollars. UNITED STATES marshals captured six nembers of Bob Sims' notorious gang of illicit distillers near De Sota, Miss. AN .aged couple -in Connecticut were murdered and their bodies mutilated by a tramp to whom tLey had given shelter. WARREN COLIJOTT, who had been discharged from the Madison, 111., car works, ihot the superintendent of that institution Tuesday and then killed himself. SEVEN highwaymen held up an eastbound train on the Denver and Rio rande railroad near Cotopaxi, Col. They got £3,600 from the express car. Officers are in pursuit of the robbers. HENRY VAN OOBT was stabbed and probably mortally wounded at his own wedding, in Roseland, 111., Tuesday night. The murderer was the best man in the (veddirrg ceremonies. AT Clearwater, Kan., Tuesday nighty during an alteration, Ben Bolton, a businessman was stabbed in the abdomen by i. farmer named Ward, and has since died. Bolton had perpetrated a joke on. Ward aud the latter resented it with the above results. ONE of the desperadoes who robbed the border (Mo.),bank Monday afternoon was captured about twenty miles from Corder and about half of the stolen money recovered. He was taken from the officers by a mob and lynched. R. W. CLARKE, confidential! bookkeeper for the Singer sewing machiBe company in Chmcinati, 0., is missing with a large sum, variously estimated it at $2,000 to $5.000. MA.T. WILLIAM T. TILLMAN, cashier of the Falls City bank, Minn., and until this month one of the sinking fund commissioners, has gone to Detroit, it is believed to be ready in escape to Canada. There is a shortage of $37,000 in Tiliiaan's accounts. KITTIE WOOD went walking with George Wilkinson at Flint, Mich., last Wednesday .evening and 'has not since been seen. Wilkinson has been arrested. U H. E. JEUNE, a Chicago traveling man who committed bigamy July 2d by marrying Miss Celestia Landfair, of Leslie, has been convicted and sent to prison for one year. .TeuneS first wife and her children, of Berry county, wero present and sobbed piteously when sentence was pronounced, JULIUS SPECKMYEU, of North Eighteenth street St. Louis, Mo.* grew despondent from long illness, iind Sunday night, after kissing his wife good by, took dowu his shotgun and, placing the muzzle to his mouth, pulled the trigger. IM.~ «!._ i 11 _ i * « * • i , D ° ... Dr. C. Hart Merriam, scientist and cheif of the-government biological survey which has been working for months in Death valley has studied closely this strange region of which so much has been said and he is the first one qualified to speai of the valley. He has camped within the gale of its salt beds, Las felt its intolerable nsat, and viewed its splendid desolation, and has faced the scorching blasts of wine and the red-hot sand that rage between the black mountains which wall the silenl charm. Ha has been in the midst of its death-dealing elements, has tasted of its poisoned wells and has forced his way over- its treacherous sands, and over ground that crumbled beneath the weight of man or horse. He tells the. story pffhis adventures as follows: ' "The valley and its.towering black wall of barren rock' are weird and strangely sublime in their Desolation. For miles and miles the furious mountains may be seen outlined against the clear sky. From the top of Telescope peak, the highest of the Panamint or western range which shuts thevallev in, one may look down a dizzy black precipice 12,000 feet to the level of the valley as dazzling white as snow. Stretching from the -mountain's foot are the glistening fields of salt. ;Here and there are running streams of salt and mineral waters. To drink of them is to die. The view closes in the gloomy cliffs pt the Funeral mountains, which form an impenetrable barrier at the east of the canon. The scene is one of violent contrasts, of glaring whites and dead blacks. "The valley is the most barren and the lowest of a series in eastern California and southwestern Nevada. At a rough eati- mate it is about 150 feet below the level of the sea. It runs generally north and south, although its worst region turns to the northwest. This portion has been named Mesquite valley. It is-a region far worse than Death valley proper. The valley may be compared to the Grand canon 1'ho charge tore the top of He leaves several children. his head off. OPINIONS ON LOVE. Four Different Viewti of Love After Varied Experiences. A young woman with delicious blue ;yes and brown hair said that "love was leavenly," but then she had only jbeen engaged twenty-four hours, and her experience was limited to a solitaire diamond riner arid a bunch of orchids. A little woman who had been married eight years, and who was'the proud possessor of two pairs of twins announced that lovo was all very well in its way, ind that the first year or two of your mar^ •ied life you were always devotedly fond of Charley, but when it came to real satis- ! action give her babies." A man about sixty, who really knew what he was talking about, said, that "love was like champagne—every fresh glass eemed the best; ' while a bachelor of orty-five said, "You know it's very nice o have a little woman fond of you and all hat sort of thing, but never allow jour- elf to get fond'of her; you will spoil icr." THIS 6jIl)JB TO SLEEP ON. 11'the Winter on the Inside, and in Sum- HUT oil tho Outbldo. "Which side should I sleep on, doctor?" 10 inquired. "In winter or summer?" asked the !ootor, rubbing his chin thoughtfully. '.'What's that got to do with it?" ex- laimed the patient, half angrily. "A great deal," responded the doctor, nysteriously. "1 don't see it." 'Of coure you don't" said the doctor mperturbablv: "ifvou did you wouldn't mperturbably; "if you did. ie IIHO asking me about it. 1 , ''Go ahead then," said ing back resignedly. "Well," continued the the patient set- doctor, in win- ?r, when it is cold, you should sleep on he inside; but iu such weather as this, ou should sleep on the outside in a ham- lock with a draft all around it and a icce of ice for a pillow. Two dollars, lease."—Detroit Free Press. _It's the heiress 1 won't and her father's that keep the aspiring young man occupied-Washington Star. -V ^ ~ ~ — — f-*— *.•** w vu-VS V* JltV.ll It \JU.U\JU or the Colorado. It is rather an immense (jhasm than a valley. It is about 14Q miles lonpt, and its broadest part' is ; only 18 miles wide. In some parts it is no more than 15 miles in width. In • this frightful place, baked and blistered by the intolerable heat, holding within itself innumerable elements of death, revealing strange aspects of natural desolation, our party has been at work for month*. On either side of the valley, stretching almost its entire leheth, is a range of mountains absolutely barren of animal and vegetable life. The western range is the Panimint, averaging in height about 9,000 feet. The eastern rangers the Funeral, a suggestive and not unfit name. The luneral mountains rise fully 7,000 feet above the level of the sea" These mountains are black, with the exception of curious patches of red 'rock. 'Away to the north is Mt. Maeruder. Beyond in the distance rise the heights of the Sierras. Almost at the southern limit of the valley is Me. Ivanwatch. Behind is the 'Devil's playground,' a region of absolute barrenness. • . ; "Down the-valley a hot,' suffocating wind blows with terrific velouity. In its course throughout the stricken region it gathers a black cloud of hot. shifting sand that has blinded many an unwary horse and rider. Under the gliHtening beds of crystalized salt in places «re running streams of salt water, benfwt.h there is still another bed of salt. In other parts of the valley are wastes of hot f mid drawn in some places into high' mounds by the whirling blasts that sweep clown the canon. There, too, is the most curious earth 1 have seen—self-rising earth it has been called. As far as the eye can see it, appears in curving outline, up and down, as if puffed by a natural yeast. The unfortunate animal that steps upon the little hills will crash through, for they arc not much more than fragile crusts. Still stranger is that section of the valley which Lr want of a better name, is called salt earth. Innumerable pinnacles tapering to points as fine as needles and over a foot long rise in close array from the ground. They are ai? hard as stone and as dangerous ns sharpenet steel. Beneath and .hidden by them are pitfalls, a tumble into which means broken leg or arm. There too, are the rich ne»ds of borax which have lured many a man to death. Dreadful as is Death valley, its northwestern arm, Mesquite valley is worse. All of the watnr upon its surface is poison, The wind has thrown the sand into immense mounds, one of which is three miles long and 800 feet high. It was in this valley that the immigrants lost their lives. Water may be obtained only by digging deep wells, and then it is none too pure. ".Our party, the biological survey of the United States government, has been in the valley for months. It left there only a few days a«o, having finished its investigation. The general purpose of the department of agriculture, under which we work, is to collect facts relating to the distribution of species with variations of temperature and humidity throughout the United States, and particularly in the western part. The results obtained will be of the utmost value to agricultural, tor they will save millions of dollars spent in experiment by farmers who wish to test the capacity and character of their land. \Ye liave found that in certain zones certain flora and funna flourish. Each zone has its peculiar species whijh will not llourish in others. These zones are both horizontal aud vertical. The party chose tbe clissolate region of Death valley for its labors for from it, and not far distant,, can be traced the seven zones we have established. The valley, notwithstanding its barren elements has many phases of life. It has 30 or" 40 species of animals and fully .as many of vegetable river. Our trip has been an interesting one*. One of my tides in tracing the course of the snb-Sonoran 2one, a region similar to the Mexican state of Sonora was 1,700 miles in length. Those who were in the party and members of it were Vernon Bail6y, a naturalist, botanist, and in my opinion, the best trapper in the world; Theodore Palmef, chief assistant; Dr. A. K..Fisher, F. V. Colville, and E. W. Nelson. The only part of the region to be investigated is the high Sierras."—San Francisco Chronicle. ...... "tttumis. " It is Suspected that Some of these Kodel* May be acting AB spies Alexander was' inconsolable because he cdtlla. find no inori worlds to conquer, says. .the tendon I'lmes, but tibw dark would be tMe Vintpf'of ^French industrial discontent if,therere l inainShdini6re trades or calling the followers of which could be induced to strike! We have ourselves manifested ^codsiderable fertility -of resource in this direction; still, we willingly yield the palm to our neighbors for the subtle ingenuity with which they continue to discover more and m6re vacations the professors of which have grievances which, to-their" minds, •demand immediate re* dress. The latest outcome of the strike mania in Paris is the agitation among those very useful indvidiuals. the artists' models, whose complaints, oddlv enough, are not connected with any "wish for shorter hours or higher wages, but'are. based partly on aesthetic and/partly on patriotic reasons. They are indignant because, according to their viewE, the business of supplying models to the Parisian studios is practically monopolized by a ring of Italian middlemen, wbofavor their own^Duatrymen and countrywomen, to the injury of the French ''poseurs' 1 and ' 'poseuses." The French models allege the studios of their leading painters and sculptors are floodedlby transalpine Apollos and Venuses, Dianas and Minervas, and they strongly protest that French humanity is quite as [symmetrically proportioned and quite as picturesque in tint and texture as the finest models that can be obtained from sunny Italy. Thus the Parisian models in repute have determined to form a union, whose motto is to be "down witb outsiders!" and who will undertake to draw up a li&t of eligible "subjects," from which artists may select such types as they require, from King Pharamond to the Prophet Jeremiah, and from Mars. Bacchus, Appollo, and "Virorutu" down to Ninon de 1'Enclos Joan of Arc Nana. The political element comes into the con- Irovesy in the shape of a dark suspiction that Italian _models may be npies. Military men, it is suggested, very often visit painters' studios and the wily Italian Venus or Machiavelian Tasso from Turin may, while pretending to warm his or her hand bvor the stove, be stealthily listening > to conversations about fortresses, conical bullets, or smokeless powder, and at once convey the tidings to the Ministrv of War atRome. . THE PIN IN ENGLAND. LIFTS THE EMBARGO; Gel-many, Consents to Admit American Pork that Has been Properly inspected. The Agreement Signed Ten Days A? 0 But Kept from the Press. Secretary Buski Hopes to Open a : del-man Market for Oorti 1 as The Date of Its First Manufacture Is Very . 'Uncertain. • • . • The date of the first manufacture of pins in Eagland is shrouded in uncertainty, but it is authentically recorded that is larly as 1464, when money was "tight," jxtensive clothworkers compelled their laborers to except, in payment for their work, "pins, girdles and other unprofitable wares instead of money." The maich of improvement had begun and kept on steadily until toward the middle of the sixteenth century, pins began to win appreciation so high that statutes were enacted protecting their manufacture! and rigid laws were passed prohibiting the im- Dortation of numerous -minor articles, including pins, gloves, knives, tailors' shears, sissors and irons. Up to this .ieriod female dress was fa»Lejjed with rib- Dons, laces, clasps, hooks und eyes and skewers of brass, silver and gold; the lat- ;er were in fa«t pins without heads.— ODDITIES. BERLIJ, Sept. 4.—The Reichesgeaetz- Watt publishes an order' to the effect thai the prohibition of importations of a .viua pork and sausages of American origin shall no longer be enforced, when such live pigs or hog products are f urnishei with official certificates, stating that they have been been examined in accordance with American regulations and fpund free from qualities dangerous to'heaith. The chancellor has sent instructions to the proper officials that the order be given immediate effect. ' ••''•' WASHINGTON, Sept. 3.—Secretary Rusk today received official notise that the (Jarman government had raised the embargo ; on American pork. The agreement was signed at Cape May ten days ago, but at the request of the German government the fact was withheld from the .public press until official 'action could be taken . by . :the . home government. The agreement not only, provides for the atmittauce of our pork into Germany but also affords to the United States the same schedule with reference to our form products as -that enjoyed by Russia. Secretary Rusk is confident that he will soon be able to extend our'market for corn by introducing it into Germany for use as an article of food in place of ye, the crop of which in Germany is this yjar exceerJingly short. To this end he has instructed his corn agent, Col. C. J. Murphy, now in Europe, to proceed at once to Berlin u:il Jay the mutter before the German govnrtiment. It is a mistake about it being unhealthy t Qlaavi in fart *-Vi nt*tn T««l» r .,1 11__- ' Look; at the spring tough he is.—Rich- growth. Nothing of course, will live on the salt or borax bottoms, but on the edges of ithese districts various hardy plants thrive. In the sand wastes are gophers mice, rats, bats and many other animals, and not a few reptiles. Many theories have been advanced to account for the formation of Death valley. I think it quite probable that it was occe the sink of the Majove o sleep in feaihers. jhicken and see how mond Recorder. The poet and the editor were playing awn tennis, and the latter was beaten. "You serve well, but you can't return," aid the poet. "Can't 1 ?" asked the editor. "Send me i poem and see." "Where does this milk come from, any- tow?" asked Miggles, ''Cows, I fancy," aid Wagg. "That accounts for it," said aiggles. "Cowes is a famous watering Jace."—Harper's Bazar, _ "Bay fever," said the moderator at the influenza convention, "maybe likened to a tie vote." "Hear, he,r!" cried the audience. . "The eyes arid noes both appear to have It I Where the Value Wan. Selected. • • Once at a brilliant assemblage in Paris, an inquisitive duchess asked a well-known savant and prominent member of the French academy of science: "What are the rings of Saturn composed of, professor?" "I don't know, your grace," was the reply. "What is the value of being so renowned a member of the academy if you cannot tell me so simple a thing about one of our largest planets?"inquired theduchess. "The value is,''he replied, ."it enables me to say to such a question I don't know." WISCONSIN XEWS. A freight train of five cars, loaded with grain, which was being backed into the Omaha railroad wmvlionxe at Washburn, went through one end of the-warehouse and into the bay, wrecking several other cars besides. The total loss is estimated at $10,000. '•''••• .•<,., Eleven years ago Will Cassidy, of.Stev- -J ens Point, suddenly became blind, and in ,. spite of all treatment the best oculists-'^, could give him, remained so until recently/ when nis sight began to reappear and now\ he can see almost as well as any one. The case of the Eau Claire board of trade vs. the Chicago,: Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad company has. been assigned for hearing by the inter-«i ar,e coaimerce commission, Sept. 21, at 10 o'clock a. in., in tbe Palmer house, Chicago. Caspar Kellar, of riarron^ will go to Waupun two years tor adultery. Ella Kellar, who married him while her husband was yet living, will. spend a year at the same place. • ' Cranberry pickintr has commenced in the vicinity of Berlin. A big crop is expected, the frost not having done so much damage as was reported. Miss Stella Chubbs, of Edson, was married at Boyd, to Prof. F. C. Adams, principal of the Kaukauna high school. The clay beds on Hall creek, Jackson coupty, have been found by a Chippewa Falls firm who will develop them. Mrs. Charlotte Tiammel, of Mayville aged 80 years, received fatal injuries by a fall down stairs. : * The electric rail way between Hurley and Iron wood will be in operation this week. OLO'SING ARGUMENTS. They Have Begun In the Davifi Win Case. BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 4.—The closing scenes in the celebrated Davis will case ore now being enacted. All the testimony has been taken.and the arguments,/)' 'of counsel have been begun. Col. Ingerl'f soil will probably speak tomorrow for the contestants. Today . Judge Dixon opened for the proponents. : ; A New Medicine. Detroit Free Dress. Two little girls were overheard speaking about their recovery from an attack of sore throat with which each had been afllicted. "What did your mama giye you?" asked litte Amy of Helen. '.'Oh, she made me goggle my tbroftt with hammerellis. What dj'dyou do?" "Oh, 1 had. to goggle min,e.wUb,glory of potash." ''.."• / The Torture? of Uiu Inquisition [nllictecl by the dread Torquemada have abomlo- able prototypes in tbe shape of chronic rlieumat- inn and neuralgia. Attack these pgpulzinj; corn- plaints before they reach the chronic stage with' .he superb blood depureiu,;iloeteuer'a Stomach Sitters, which will «»f)Br<Htly expel their vlruu Irom the life etreani. FO procrastinate U to encourage the growth of mclpleut rheumatism, which rapidly tightens its grip upon tha system. :t Jg the Tory octopus of Jseuee and painful Indeed IB the claip of it* dreadful tentaclea. lie prompt, therefore, take time by the forelock, »!•• ways remembering that both rheumatism and ;om, close relatives, are dangerous as well as pain- ul. Debility, chllle ind ferer, bilious remittent, lyspepsla, constipation, liver.complaint, nervousness and kidney disease succumb to the Bitters. LppeUte aud <he ability to sleep well are improved I.TNCHED CATTl/E THIEVES. Desperate Measures Adopted by Western . Kanchuieu. HELENA, Sapt. 4.—Much complaint has been made recently of cattle stealing. Today naws was received from Ouster county that .cattlemen had taken the law into their own hands and lypched Jerry Thompson and his companions who were caught changing brands. CONDENSED NEWS. The town of Morris, 111., is in trouble over an attempted repudiation of bonds. The secretary of war has ordered that cattle from the Cherokee strip shall not be driven north of the quarantine line. _The sultan has duoriBsed his grand vjzier and several members of his cabinet. OI?F. Kucfof the Erie Conductors' uncl Rrulte- • . jneutt' Ind., Sept; 4 .—The Lake Erie and Western cpnductors' and b>ake- menV strike," which begun 'ast Tuesday, was declared off by the strikers this afternoon, and all . the men are at wort and tiains running o'n time.., VEKtSXI. Destroyed by _ Sale Iturns at Fire. WATEKTOWN, Was., Sept. 4.—The sale barns of Dr. N. P. Valerius & Co. importers of horses, were burned thi morning. The loss was 565.0CO with an insurance of $20,000. The horses burned iaclude several valuable Clydesdales recently imported.

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