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THE UPPER DKS MOINKS, AUiONA. toWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1892. IOWA. CONDENSED NEWS. A Hondnran schooner is wrecked and thirteen lives lost. i A Georgia judge decides that a mule ; Is a deadly weapon. | Several persons were frozen to death In Colorado's" great snow storm. I Columbus day services were held in ( ; all tlrc Chicago i-hurdies Sunday. | The county democracy deckles to . put up a full ticket in New York City. | Several fishing vessels, it is reported, ! were lost in the gale on tho Gulf of Mexico, v Charles 3. Cm-rio, at Winnipeg, breaks three world's record's in putting the shot. Mrs. Lease, the Kansas populist agitator, advises the populists to vote for Harrison. Tho Tennessee republicans and populists fuse on congressional nii'd, local candidates. ' For the first lime in years in North Carolina there arc no convicts at work on railroads. There is room for just five more dead in the "poet's comer" of "Westminster abbey. A waterspout in Texas floods 400,000 acres to the depth of two feet and destroys much live stock. Charles F. .Toy has been nominated for congress by the republicans of the Eleventh Missouri district. John W. Hess was killed at Anna, 111., Saturday night by being thrown from an Illinois Central train. C. "W. Ackerrnan, a porter, attempted to handle a live electric light wire in Kansas City, Friday, and was killed. William Carr, of Syracuse, N. Y., was killed Sunday by the Chicago limited on the Now York Central road. The Aaron Meyer bank at Bucke- burg, Lippe, founded 107 years ago, has failed with liabilities of 1,500,000 marks. Edward Woodford Seymour, a justice of the supreme court of Connecticut, died at Ms home in Litelifleld, Sunday. "Walter Lane, 19 years of age, of Crawfordsville, Ind., committed suicide Sunday because he had been crossed in love. < All the telegraph operators and station agents on the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe system are on a strike for more pay. Mrs. "Victoria Wooclhull Martin gives out her letter of acceptance as tho presidential candidate of the woman suffragists. j J. S. Bedford and Dan Basch, suspected of being horsetliieves, were shot and killed by masked men near Cheyenne, "Wyo. Frank T. Chambers, of Cedar Ilapids, Iowa, committed suicide in Butto, Mont., by swallowing laudanum. He was penniless and out of work. Adjutant. General lieoeo has issued an order for the establishment of a camp for rifle practice at, Fort Sheri- •dan from October 24 to October 20. While out hunting near Goshen, Ind., Sunday, Henry, tho 10-year-old son of Moses Englomire, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. At Dixon, Kentucky, Edward Heron waylaid and mortally wounded John Winston. Heron attempted to escape and was shot to death while resisting arrest. The Buffalo Ten-cent "Permanent Savings and Loan asocial ion, which was plundered by its late treasurer, Mr. Dunn, has been formally declared Insolvent. Franco and Germany are likely to engage in a serious diplomatic dispute over German interference on behalf of tho Dahomotyaus in their war with the French, I E. Benjamin Andrew, president of Brown university, a democrat, is appointed a delegate to the international monetary conference in place of F. A. Walker, declined. Father Dinnin commandery of tho ' Knights of St. John was installed at | Crawfordsville Ind., Sunday. Several hundred uniformed knights participated j hi tho grand parade. , ! Tho Kio Granda, road from Salida to i Grand Junction is still tied up by 1ho strike and President Jeffreys says the company will not reinstate Engineer . Gordon, who violated its rules. j - TJio old arsenal in which John Brown i made his last light at Harper's Ferry in 1850, has been transplanted to Chicago and was thrown open to visitors Saturday night for tho first time. i Tho 13,000 clothing cutters in New | York threaten to vote against the demo- j cratic ticket because Gov. Flower re- ! fuses to pardon Muster Workman^ James Hughes, convicted of extortion.'' Tho democrats take loyal steps in St. ! Paul to compel tho secretary of state to put the names of (ho four fusion | candidates for electors on tho demo- j cratic ticket with tho democratic candi- ' dates. / I During a republican parade in Pittsburg a cable car rushed down an incline and through the ranks of the mart-hoi's. Homy Ape! was killed. Ward Kuffnef fatally injured and ser- entl others badly hurt. Charles Bobsein & Co., music dealers of Detroit, have made an assignment, for the benefit of creditors. Liabilities, $100,000. Mr. Bobsein says the assets of the firm should be sufficient to meet all obligations. A poker den and a house of Jll fume was iiiidftl at Noblcsrille. hid.. Sunday night by Marshal Barnett and h ! s force. It was done so quietly that no one escaped. There were several well known citizens and a few minoi-s present. Kneaniaeion Gar/.a, a brother and associate of the Mexican revolutionary leader, has been captured on (lie island ol! Cuba and will be taken back to Mexiio under the charge of murder. Catarino Garza is said to be in Chili. In the case of John Daly, the member of the Toledo. Ohio, city council charged Avith bribery, tin- jury was out about an hour and returned a verdict of guilty. This is tho lirst of the seven cases and means a. conviction in all of them. Francis C. Hewitt., a city weigher in (ho Now York custom-house, has been arrested and admitted to bail in the sum of $10,000 on a charge of having bribed ex-United States Assistant Weigher E. W. Simonds, to make false returns of weights of sugars. Tho authorities at Jamestown, N. Y., are investigating a case wherein a yonug woman, Miss Leonora Waggoner of Buffalo, was permitted to die of typhoid fever without a physician being called In. Her parents were adherents of the faith cure idea Tommy Warren, the cx-fcathcrwcight pugilistic champion, attempted to kill a young gambler named Root in a low resort hi Waco, Tex., Sunday morning. He shot wide of his mark, however, and the bullet from his pistol killed Clement Stovel, a colored man. At Portsmouth, Ohio, Saturday, two boilers in the rolling mill of the Burgess steel and Iron works exploded. Ill chard Fleming and George Bressler were killed, twelve others are seriously and some probably fatally injured, and a score are more or less injured. At Logansport, Ind., David Humphrey, proprietor of a second-hand store, shot and killed Shorty Stevenson, a caulker, Sunday morning. Stevenson was drunk and attempted to break into Humpln'ey's place. Humphrey shot him with a shotgun through the window. , Sunday afternoon two boys, aged 0 and 10, sons of J. II. Gates of Des Moiues, Iowa, were run over by an electric car and instantly killed. Tho youngest was decapitated and the other shockingly mutilated. Tho elder boy was struck while trying to save tho younger. Sunday night at Wheeling, AV. Va., liobort Belleville, a peddler, well known among mill men in Virginia and western Pennsylvania, quarreled with William Bayless, a nailer, over the nailer's strike. Belleville assaulted Bayless, fractured his skull and inflicted fatal injuries. Belleville has been arrested. The Itoman Catholic church in Danbury, Ct, was robbed early Monday morning and six golden chalices were taken by the thieves. Other valuable property from the iUtars is also missing. The chalices alone were valued at over .$3,000. The police are working on the ease, but have no clow to the burglars. A bronze monument of Alexander von I-Iumboldt was unveiled in Humboldt, Park, Chicago, Sunday, in the presence of 10,000 people. A parade of Gorman societies preceded the unveiling and several speeches were made. The monument is the gift: of F. J. Denis, of Chicago, to the Germans of the city. in addition to the Greek minister to lloumauiti, who was recalled because of the Roumanian government's seizure of an enormous fortune which was left by a Greek merchant for the promotion of husbandry and manufacture in Greece, all tho Greek diplomats and consuls in Ron mania have been summoned to leave their posts. Tho Ottawa correspondent of tho Empire (government organ) announces officially the resignation from the cabinet of Hon. Edgar Dewdeny, minister of tho interior, to accept the lieutenant governorship of British Columbia, and the calling of T. M. Daly, M. P., for Selkirk, to his place in tho ministry. Mr. Daly was sworn In Monday. Harry IJigginbotham, /if Chicago, son of the world's fair president, had a, narrow escape from death in a tussle with a bear a few days ago while hunting in Colorado. Iks had shot tho bear and .supposed it dead, but while viewing his priy.e it sprang up and knocked him senseless. Two hours later Jus recovered to lind himself badly bitten and .scratched and tho bear dead beside him. DIANA LOOSE IN AJRGYLE PARK. Rov. Dr. Lawrence M. Colfelt has j resigned the pastorate of the Oxford • Presbyterian church in Philadelphia be- i cause he held views incompatible with i several cardinal points of the Presbyterian creed. The steamer Bokhara of the Peninsular and Oriental line was wrecked ! on Sand Island, near the island of Formosa. She carried a large number of passengers, the greater part of, whom were lost, i ii! !>off. Louisville Courier Journal: A Paducah clergyman tells this: "I married a couple up in Allen county, and after I had pronounced them husband and wife, tlie groom took mo to one side, and asked me what the damage was. I told him that there was no fixed price; he might give mo what he chose. 'Parson,' said he, 'I've got five hound pups down home, for which I'm asking live dollars apiece, and I'll lot you have one for three dollars. 1 Of course I declined so rediculous a fee, as I had no use for the hound pups. AVhen he got homo ho must have found his wife better than ho expected; for lie sent me one of tho hound pui»s, accompanied with a letter, saying thal\ ho was so happy with Maria that \o would give me a dog for nothing." '> IVvcIriiiR CluiRC for nNHdn l-'c:nale by Men With jLiiiiUu-iis, Chicago Times: "Diana is loose in Argyle Park!" | Such AA-ns the excited exclamation of si resident of that pretty suburb last evening as he returned from a stroll in tiie gloaming on the lake shore. There was ti rustle of feminine skirts, a subdued shriek, a jingle of the telephone bell, and a "Gimme jihe police station, quick!" It wouldn't do to have a naked woman wandering along tho lake shore within the limits of tlie almost limitless city of Chicago, and thirty minutes later tho good Avives, daughters, sisters and hired girls sat behind locked doors and drawn curtains AA'hile the men were patrolling Ihe beach and scouring the Avoods in search of the cause of the great scan dal. Lanterns Averc soon flitting about beneath tho trees like Avill-o'-the-wisps. Kovety man in the suburb had joined the hunt. "MnAV, can't I go out Avith paAV and help him hunt?" said one generous- hearted little boy. "You shut up and go right to bed! No, you can't," Avas the fond mother's emphatic reply. "Why, maw?" persisted the child, Avho was his father's favorite. "'Cause you shan't; that's AA - hy. Bad enough for your p,-nv to go, let alone his little innocent son. Nurse, take him to bod," snapped tho mother. "But, nunv, Avho is thy Annie?'' "Do'no! You go right to bed." "HoAv'd she gc't loose, UUIAV?" "Dn'no. Guess she alAA-ays Avas loose. Little boys shouldn't, ask such questions. NOAV go to bed, there's a dear." "But, maw, does p:uv know thy Annie?" "He'd hotter not! I'll find out when ho gels back. ,Do, please, go to bed, Willie; you worry mamma." "MnAv, do you think paw'll ketch her?" 1 "If he docs I'll catch him. Do go to bed IIOAV, Willie." "All right, niaAV. But, maAv, if paAV ketches thy Annie AAill he bring her home with him?" "Oh, I don't kuoAA'. Do be quiet, child, or I'll scud you to bed this minute." | "But I don't, Avant to go to bed, maw. I Avant to AA'ait till she comes." "Who comes?" "Thy Annie." j "She's not, coming into this house; you can rest assured of that. So go right to bed." "Is she goin' t) stay out all night, nmAA'?" | "Yes, for all I care." "And '11 paAV stay out all night, too?" "Oh, Willie, AA-hy Avill you bother mamma so when you kuoAV that she has a headache and'feels so bad?" , "Do you fool bad, maw?" "Why, of course I do, Willie." "Do you fool bad for thy Annie or for paAV?" "Oh, do bo still! For neither." "Yes'm. But, maAV, if paAV brings her homo Avith him Avou't; you Avako me up so's I can see her?" "Brings Avho home?" "Thy Annie." "Oh, lie won't bring her home. He Avouldn't dare." And AA'hile those questions Avore repeated and aiiSAvercd over and oA'er again tho men were still scouring the Avoods. j "Hoorah, I see her!" It was tho shout of the man AA'ho had aroused tho suburb Avith the original startling announcement. The shout Avas repeated, and in an instant tho lanterns Avoro seen moving rapidly to a, common center like radiant spokes of a Avheol of fire. That center Avas the man Avho had cllscoA'orcfl the wandering Diana. "Whore is sho?" forty voices exclaimed in one breath, i "Sh-h-li-h! Keep quiet, or she'll hear you and run away. Wo must surround her before sho knoAVS it," said tho cautious discoverer. "But Avhcro is .she?" was the unanimous Avhispor. "Has sho got any clothes on?" "Clothes! What in thunder does sho Avant Avith clothes?" "Then AVO must, turn our backs and Avalk backAA'ard toAvard her. It wouldn't do for us to see her na , I mean nu , that is, Avilhout her clothes on," suggested the proadier. "Well, you are (ho most modest man I ever saw," said the discoverer. "I guess you darken the room and blindfold your oy?s AA'hon you take a bath." "But really," protested the preacher, "it would be scandalous, you knoAV. Tho poor creature may lie demented, but AVO should have more regard for our own Avives and daughters than to fake advantage of this poor Avoman's misfortune." "What Avoman?" / "Why the mi—that is, tho Avomnn you spoke of as Diana, Avho is miming' about, the Avoods Avilhont any apparel." "What in tho name of the Woman's Christian Temperance union are you talking about?" cried the astounded discoverer. "I didn't say anything about; a naked woman. I said Diana was loose; in Argylo Park. Diana is my family mare. She got out of tho stable th's OA'oning, and there sho is browsing under tho trees. We must surround her and •" But by this time the lanterns were far sway, and the speaker found himself indulging in a soliloquy. HOW OLD IS THE WORLD? A FivscliiiitinK Study Thiil is Slowly .Kluoi- At a recent meeting of the British asocialion, says the San Francisco Call, j a discourse AVIIS delivered by tlie now ' president, Sir Archibald Oerkie, on one of I ho most interesting problems in modern science—tho ago of the Avorid. Over a century has elapsed since James .Mutton wrote ills "Theory of the lOaj'lh," A\hlch AVMS the first attempt to formulate a chronology of creation in accordance with, tho discoveries of science; since then knowledge has made vast strides, and his followers have access to a mass of Information which ho did not. possess. Playfair and Kelvin improved upon his work, and now Gc-rkic and the school to which lie belongs have gone beyond them. Geologists have ascertained that the rate at which erosion takes place can bo measured; by applying their scalo to the sedimentaiy rocks they have formed an hypothesis as to tho time which has elapsed since erosion began. To put tlie proposition in simpler language, the surface of the globe is constantly wearing away under the influence of water and wind. The portions which arc worn off are carried down to the sea or into tho hollows, whore they are deposited and form sedimentary rock we can figure out when the process of wearing away and rcdepositing began. j Sir Archibald .states that on a. reasonable computation the stratified rocks attain an average thickness of 100,<KXJ foot. The material of which they consist was all washed down from high pianos, deposited and left, to stratify. By the inspection of river banks it is found that in places the surface of ihe land which has been carried down as sediment, in rivers has been reduced at the rate of a foot, in 780 years, while in other places, whore th» land was more stubborn or less flexible, it has taken 0,800 years to lower the surface one foot. The deposit must be equal to the dcnundation. Thus wo find that while some of tlie sedimentary rocks have grown a foot in 7oO years, others have taken 0,800 years to rise to that height. Thus the period of time that was required to build up lUO.tHX) feet, of sedimentary rock has varied according to locality from 7:5,000,000 years to 080,000,000 years. It follows that tho active work of creation lasted for a cycle Intermediate between these two figures. The cycle varied with endless succession of periods of disturbance by volcanic force and glacial action, and the frequent submersion of dry land, alternating with the emerging of continents out of tho seas. These may have retarded the growth of sedimentary rocks, but they can not have accelerated it. A study: of fossils toadies tho steady uniformity with which the Avork o'f creation proceeded. Since man began to observe there has been no change in the forms of animal and vegetable life. A few species have disappeared; not one new species has been evolved. Not only do AVO lind the fauna and flora of ancient Egypt, as depicted on monuments which are probably 8,000 or 10,000 years old, identical Avith those which are found in that country to-day, but shells which inhabited our seas before the ice ago, and grew in an ocean whoso bed overlay the. Rocky mountains arc precisely the same species that arc found in the bay of Monterey, and tho waters of tho Chesapeake. It is evident that there 1ms been no essential change in tho conditions of life since these animals and these vegetables were first created, yet IIOAV vast the shortest period which AVO can assign to the gap that divides us from that remote epoch. | Little by little the geologist is lifting the voil which covers the prehistoric record of our planet. Tho era which preceded the age of ciA-ilized man, with its vast rivers carrying doAvn diluvial floods to the ocean, and the bursting forth of mountain ranges from eou- ti action of the earth's crust, has been painted to the life. But no c-ne lias exercised his pencil on that preceding age, when the forests made way for flumps of stunted birch and willow, incessant snowfalls covered tho plains, glaciers crept clown from tho north, and gradually a A'ast sheet of ico half a mile thick drove mankind, Avith tho mammoth and tho reindeer, to those fortunate regions Avhich, like California, escaped tho agony of the last Ico age. Nor have AVO any distinct perception of that subsequent ago when the. ico melted or receded to tho polo, or dense tropical jungle grew up in 'tho morasses it had left, swamps steaming with tropical heat swarmed Avith uncouth batrachiau and reptile life, trees of monstrous growth shod their shade OA'er shiny pools and black ooze, and in the distance long mountain ranges whose fontanollo had not yet closed, poured a novcr-coaslug flood of lava doAvn their sides. This is a page of history Avhich is yet to be Avritteu, but the materials are accumulating, and tho historian Avill not be long wanting. BOSTON LAWYER MISSING. GlRLS RIDING A LA CLOTHESPIN. TThc Costntnc In Which This Style 18 Accomplished I" California. Even those dear, modest daughters of Mrs. Gnuxly, says the Boston Transcript, are noAv beginning to rub their eyes AA-ith a look not all dismay, but mixed AA-ith a certain envy, Avhen they see a happy, vigorous sister canter by on the cross saddle, so universally called "man's saddle." And one inquisitive miiul.rsks: "What kind of a suit do they wear? How can one make tho things? And, when mounting or dismounting, or Avalkiug. aren't, they dreadful'?" No. dear, they can be much more graceful than the cu-dinar;.- haUi, i'lid there is room for individual taste. One young Avomau.'a frequent rider, and who in Ciilifoniia .lakes many long exploring tours, lias made a very full skirt, about twice tlie volume of an ordinary gathered skirt, and this j she folds under her on (lie saddle so ! as to nlloAV on either side an ample I coA-eriug to the foot. This sho has i found to be invaluable, as it "stays . put," and can not ll.v about in the . breeze. I Another joiuig California!! has succeeded in having made a most comfortable, neat and picturesque suit, the skirt—of rather light-weight green cloth—being simply two skirts, the regulation divided article, only much fuller, and, of course, to just clear the ground. This is the nearest, approach to tho horrifying idea of trousers! When viewed from either side the rider looks very tall and sylph-like, as the skirt hangs straight down and clings. Tliere should bo riding trousers under this. , But, tho palm for grace, comfort and liiconspieiousuess is ' aAvardcd to a maiden, Avho, spending some time in Boston and wishing to go properly out to Bolmont and, take riding lessons, was transported to a ranch in the beautiful mountains of tho golden west, presented with a 4-year-old bron- cho of bucking fame, and told "to ride." Sho adopted the Jenuess-Miller cycle suit for her pony, and is the cuvy of all tho girls when on excursions, as they sit scroAvcd all out of harmony, and can not dismount, to drink from mountain streams because it is so much trouble to climb to their perch again. In detail this suit is composed of full trousers, perhaps iluvo foot in circumference at tho bottom, and reaching to the heel. Over these the skirt, which gains in being pleated instead of gathered, and is of heavy cloth, weighted, and not very full. lii front and back it is divided,' and each side liemmiMl up three-fourths of tho length, ami then the four corners nro turned in.when on the horse, or they fall under naturally, and the effect- is that, of a pretty pleated skirt more fan-shaped than the one prevlouslv mentioned. In walking, should tlie wind catch it, it is ncA'or aAvkward, and the under divided skirt mingles Avith it, so that no one would divine the nature of it. With these sensible skirts you are not obliged to Avriggle into the stiff corsetted bodice, but any manner of making the upper portion of tho garment may be adopted, provided it is long-Avnisted, and has a slender, trim effect, F. I'. Magoe Said to Owe Large Sums to 1'rleml, uiul Clients. BOSTON, Oct. 1U.—LaAvyer I' 1 . P. Ma- goo, commissioner of insolvfincy in 1887, has been missing for about six weeks aud it is sak! that he owes some of his frionds and clients largo sums ot borrowed money. In other cases he is said to have given \vorthloss chocks in payment. One rumor says that he collected for a client, Airs. Isabella Ray, $2,OOC for injuries received at the time of the I'ussey bridgo disaster. This money he is said to have paid to her in tho first place and soon after borrowed it and failed to return it. THE DEADLY CAYOTE. Ills Ult» X,ny H Sullli-Ii-ul, to Prodiiro Ily ilrophobiu. Helena (Montana) Independent: When El Paso AV.MS a little village called Franklin it. AVIIS the boast of old timers that hydrophobia Avns unknown in the soutlnvost, save Avhen the frontiersman AA'US exposed to the bite of Ihe skunk. Of recent years a IIOAV danger has boon added to a life upon the plains from the attack of the- coyote or wild dog of the plains. Under normal circumstances the coyote is a. c-OAvardly animal. But duo to somo fact unknoAvn to tho writer, of late years coyotes have been frequently knoAvn in the southwest to attack travelers in broad daylight or to sneak upon them when wrapped up in their blankets at night resting, unsuspicious of danger. Five deaths occurred last year from this cause, one of them near Albuquerque. Lieut. Britton Davis, of Chihuahua, Mexico, recently, informed tho writer of throe fresh cases, ouo the son of a bishop. Of the other tAvo tho lieutenant had just boon informed of one of the victims hi person, who had been bitten when, asleep at, tho hacienda of Corralitos. They Avoro t~\vo brothers, one having died of 1he effects of a Into in tho head, tho remaining ono having arrived in person hi El Paso seeking medical assistance. A Kuttling (Jooil Family, Miss Gladys Upton, of Boston, has recently boon A'isiting Job Modderiand, for her fho old undo, first time — — v. ..,...,.., .mj. lilv nisi nine since sho AVIIS a young thing; . and tho old French ItutllculH Jubilant. PARIS, Oct. 111.—The Rappnl, Lanterne, Justice and other radical journals are jubilant over yesterday's do- bate in the chamber of deputies. They proclaim that the strikers are victorious. The Figaro and Soleil say that the solution is satisfactory, although tardy. The .Republic Francaise says that the precedent opens an era of conciliation and peace in tho world of labor. Several socialist deputies have expressed dissatisfaction Avith Premier Loubert's course. A ".- L J Alfred Dodge, cashier of the inter- colonial freight oflico>at St. John, N. B,, is under arrest. His accounts are $5,000' short. D. L. Ruiz, consul general of Ecuador, is arrested in New York for forgery, committed to raise money for Ws extravagant mistress. . first morning after she got to the farm-house, good, hospitable old Undo Meddorland remarked: "NOAV, Niece, I jest Avant you to havo ' a good time all the Avhile you're hero, i Mo ain't got many young folks round;. but there's Sally Wl.eatly jest across I tho lots on t' other road. You an 1 1'or's jest 'bout of an age, an' I'll Avarnint • you'll git to be jolly g, )0 d friends " "Ah, yos?" remarked Miss Upton, in her prim Boston way. "This Miss-er -Weatly, whom you say will p rovo }l pleasant acquaintance for mo durin- my stay hero; does she come of a good family?" "Why, yes;" responded Uncle Mod- dorland, with sort of pulled expression on his face; "yes, ye«_i b'liovo she dlil, now you speak of it. Let mo see, old man' Wheatly had three boys an' three gals by the fust wife, an' six boys iin' four gab by his second wife, an' uino gals straight his third wife; an' he's jest, ag'iu Yes-yes; for these days Strikers Notify Non Unionists That win nlow Uj> a mine.. WAM.ACE, Idaho, Oct. 20.—Last night three armed men went into one of the tunnels of the Gem mines and posted the following notice: "Look, scabs! One more warninir the last one. Before this month is ov« 1,500 pounds of giant powder Avill be exploded and all this mine Avill be sent to . It is in the mine ready lor action, fuse attached. If we cannot Avork the mines no one else shall. "BLOODY JACK." Tho men were seen by a carman who was coming out of the tunnel Avith a car of ore. When he canght sight of armed men he fan back into the tunnel and reported the matter to the shift boss. When they came back to the mouth of the tunnel the men were gone and the above notice was there. The carman Avas tinable to identify the WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. The 1'rcshluiit and Ills AVlfe Have lieeu Miirrloil Thlrt.j-nlno Yearn. WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.—Mrs. Harrison Is reported 1o be "just about the same to-day." She was a trifle less restless last night, but showed no perceptible loss of strength this morning, though it is clearly manifest to the physician that the insidious disease with which the patient is suffering Is slowly but surely reducing her vitality. To-day is thu thirty-ninth anniversary of the marriage of President and Mrs. Harrison, but the illness of the latter precluded any recognition of thu occasion outside of the family circle, and there it was marked with an extreme sadness.n Wracked by Natural tins. . ANDERSON, Ind., Out. 20 About 7 o'clock yesterday morning a terrific natural gas explosion occurred at Platter's pump works in this city, which completely demolished th,e west end of the building and came very nearly ending the life of Ed Platter, the junior member , of the firm. At the hour named above he entered the office, which fronts on Main street, and lignted a match for the purpose of lighting the gas in the burner. He was burned severely about the face and hands, but will recover. The building is a brick structure and was not insured against explosion. The loss will be several bundled dollars. FRAYED FOR THE PRESIDENT. The National ('nngrogatlonnl Council Hi" prisaet ltd Sympathy for liurrlnon. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 15.— The fourth clay's session of the National Congregational council opened with de- Totional exercises led by Rev. Charles Symington of Litchfleld, Conn. The finance committee reported; First, that the treasurer be authorized to abate the back dues of 1830 and previous; second, that the assessment for the next three years be the same as in the past — 1% cents per capita per annum for the membership of th& churches. The report of the committee on the American Home Mission society was made through the Rev. T. S. Makepeace of Massachusetts. He showed that there was an increase of 830 per hour over the last three years. Resolved, That we, the members ol the National council now in session in Minneapolis, desire to express to President Harrison our profound sympathy with him during these anxious hours when he is borne down with grief by the bedside of his sick wife, and to assure them both of a loving remembrance in our prayers. Dr. Little of Massachusetts then led the council in a prayer full of the earnest hope that the Chief Magistrate of the nation, as he faund himself bowed down by the bedside of one who shared with him in all the honors of his life, should find all comfort. MORE DEATHS REPORTED. Many Human lieln^H and Cuttle Killed During tha Suvnrti Wentern Storm. DENVKB, Col., Oct. 15.— Further reports of losa of life of cattle from the terrible storm of Tuesday and Wednesday arc being received. Along the Rock Island railroad between Colorado Springs and the Kansas line the storm was at its worst Near Falcon a Hock Island track- walker was frozen to death, while a Bhort distance from Mattison 300 sheep were found dead and their herder was found nearly frozen to death. Engineer Leiman was running » snow plow near the Kansas line when a part of the plow broke and seriously injured him. Three hundred cattle froze to death between Colorado .Springs and Liman. At Resolsis, also Eastern Colorado, an unknown laborer was fouud dead from exposure. Two Kinds of Women. Sec the woman. Sho carries a pail ou her head. Is she a barbarous woman? Sho is a barbarous woman. Why is sho barbarous? Because she carries a pail' 011 her head.— See the woman. Sho carries a flower garden on her head. Is sho a civilized wo- mon? She is a civilized, woman. Why is sho a civilized woman? Because slio carries a flower garden on her head.— Detroit Tribune. Women Growing Tailor. A statistical Item of Interest to women is that women to-day are two inches taller, on an average, than they were twenty-live years ago. The cause is found in the exchange of tho embroidery needle for the tennis racket, oar and the gymnastic apparatus of the school and college. | Bacon said: "Tliere are three things which make a nation great and prosperous—a fertile soil, busy workshops and easy conveyance for men autt commodities from one place to »»• other,"

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