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THE tT3PjP£JR PES MOINES, AL(K)1S A, IOWA. B3SPTONBER 16, 1|9L i/JONA, IOWA IN raising the embargo on hogs Get many acknowledges the corn, BO to speak. TrrB total wealth of tbe country is pul at $1,000 per head, but many are not ahead that. much.. A MINNEAPOLIS theatre, with characteristic western precipitation, shows ten models instead of one in the studio scene in the Cletaenceau cnse. KEY. MR. BAIIR, of Racine, uttered a •wise sentiment when Iw said: "I never yet pnid any attention to people who have not business of their own to occupy their time. DR. LOIUMEH, the eminent Baptist di vine of Chicago, declares the Sabbath i not sacred, . The doctor was threatened with insarity a few months ago, and it is more than probaole that many good peo> pie will still believe him daft, but his utterance will be evidence of unusual-mental soundness to many others. M. GIIEVY'S 81'AW OF LIFE The death of J ules Grevy removes a dis tinguished individual from the plane of French affairs. His career spanned an ex ceedingly eventful period in the history of mnco. Bom while the first Napoleon was at the /ery height of bis meteoric career, he was two years old when that cold and ambitious man so cruelly put aside the beautiful Josephine. He was a lad of seven when Waterloo was fought and no doubt retained a clear recollection of the great achievement which broke forever the power of the little corporal and sent him a wretched exile to St Helena. -M. Grevy was a statesman of prominence and promise who opposed the government, of the third Napoleon, and was one of the foremost men of France during the time which immediately followed the bumbling of that nation by the doughty Germans. Ic 1879 he was president of the republic, and now passes away during the presidency of a grandson of that Carnot, statesman and patriot, who voted for the execution of Louis XVI., both opposed Napoleon I. and held high office under . him and who died an exile in 1823, two years after that greater exile had breathed his last on a distant isle in the Atlantic. Surely his history is coincident with much of that of his native country, fasci natiug and varied beyond an y other histo y of modern times. KEACIIJNU DIZZY HEIGHTS. The plans for the Odd Fellows' temple to be reared in Chicago contemplate a building of thirty-four stories, reaching a beight of 556 feet. This will be the greatest building in the world, being taller than the Washington monument. The Masonic temple of Chicago, now in course of erection, is to be about twenty stories high. There seems to be no limit to the enterprise of Chicago people in this direction. A fourteen story building was put up there a year or two ago, and now on the diagonal corner a structure one story higher has been erected. The sky-scraping tendency is alarming both insurance and real estate men, the former because such ultitudinous struc 1 tures are practically doomed when fire once obtains -a foothold in the upper part, as was proved in the case of the lumber exchange in Minneapolis a few .months ago; und the latter because such buildings, occupying so little entice yet giving such largo commodations, greatly reduce demand for building sites. The two n- terests are already meditating concerted action to induce the common council of Chicago to adopt nn ordinance putting some limitations on the attitude of edifices to bo erected hereafter. I'KHSONAlj POINTS. THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. is of and ac- the Miss Lenore Snyder, the young prima donna who has boon BO successful in pleasing London audiences, is an Indianapolis girl, and like Gcraldino Ulmar, Emma Abbott and orher noted stage singers, is a graduate of a church ohoh. When only 14 years old she sane solos in the Presbyterian church in Indianapolis where President Harrison attended. * » » Timothy Hopkins, the adopted eon of tbo late Mrs. Hopkins-Seorles, is now in the east for (be purpose of filing objections to the will of Mrs. Hopkins-Searles. He is a ta'l, athletic young man, with a handsome face and a pleasant expression. Ho was in Japan when his foster-mother died and the tropical sun has browned his com- lesioi), giving u pleasing contrast to the eeu gray eyo, while a heavy, brown mus- ache gives a vigorous, manly look the whole countenance. Ha was the son of Patrick Nolan, u farmer H'ullowoll, Mo. His father weut to Cunt'ornia and became the gardener for Murk Hopkins, the millionaire. After his parents' death young Nolan was taken into tin) Hopkins family and treated as a sou. Mr. Hopkins died soon afterward, leaving a fortune of 820,000,000 to his widow. ' fhrn Timothy was 'formally adopted as bur sou mid assumed the family name in 1879. Mrs. Hopkins married Edward F. Searles, the architect, on Nov. 8, 1887 Mrs. Hopkins-Soarles died on July 25 at her borne in Methuen, Mass. llui- will was filed for probate at the Essex registry, in Salem, July 80. All her ?Sn p n«^« nto tho i»«ouut of about 130,000,000, was loft to Uerhusbaud. SESATOB HAWierof OonnecHcnt feredthe.war portfolio. THE assessed valuation of South Dakota is 3228,318,160. THE last Saturday's statement of the New York banks show a decrease is re serves of 1,233,000. BY a vote of 56 to 36. tbe board of ladj managers of tbe world's fair pronounce in favor of closing the show on Sundays THE Baltimore peach market is glultec and hundreds of boxes of fruit have been thrown overboard because there was no sale for them. CnrcAoo is to hare an Odd Fellows temple thirty-four stories high—as high as the Washington monument. EX-SENATOR TATLOR has sold the Poor man mine at Caribou. Colo., to Leonarc Gow of Glasgow for$850,000. COL. T. B. HUNT, U. S. A., retired.died at Fort Monroe, Va., suddenly, Monday morning. LIEUT. KENNY is of the opinion that a rescuing party will have to start in search of Lieut. Peary. THE National world's fair commission adjourned Tuesday. They will not inee' again until April next. THE bronzetequestrSan statue of Genera Grant, on the lake front in Lincoln park, will be unveiled on October 7. PROFESSOR CHARLES DEOARMO, 01 Champaign, III., hajs accepted the presi dency of Swathmore (Pa.) college. A STOCK company is to be organized al Galesburjf, III., with a capital of $600,000 to manufacture beet sugar.' DONALD MURRAY MURPHY, a six-year- old New Brunswick inventor, has just se cured a patent on a new toy. MAJ. J. M. BUNDY, the New York editor who was stricken with apoplexy a, Paris, died Tuesday night. THE Itata is to be returned to the Chili ans upon the payment of the expenses o: this government in her pursuit and cap ture. A TEST of the new high explosive callec terrorite was made at Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, Tuesday. It was found to have four times tbe force of dynamite, am is smokeless. WILLIAM F. POWELL, of Camden, N J., has been offered the San Domingo consulship made vacant by the appointmen 1 of John 8. Durham to tbe Haytian post. PROF. MINDELEFF, of San Francisco, lias, it ia claimed, discovered a new explosive that is more powerful than dynamite and safer than gunpowdar to handle. He calls it terrorite. Miss VERA ATA, an Englishwoman doing missionary work among the poor people of Chicago, has mysteriously disappeared aud her friends ore greatly alarmed. OBITUARY: At Jerseyville, 111., D. P. Mtchett.—At Decatur, III., Reuben A. jruendike, aged seventy-three.—At Crow- 'ordsville, Ind., Isaac Allen, aged fifty- :woj Meredith Rountree, aged seventy- seven, OBITUARY: At Auburn, N. Y., Benjamin Hall, ex-chief justice of Colorado, aged icventy-seven. At New York, Mrs, .Eliza Simonton, mother of tbe late J. W, Simonton, aged ninety. At Tuscola, 111., Wm. Watson, aged eighty. JUDOE COOLEY, chairman of the Inter- State Commerce commission, has tendered his resignation. Judge Cooley was the first man appointed on this commission, and has been chairman of the board ever since its organization. Nearly one year ago it was announced that he had made up his mind to resign. TnK consuls general of the South American republics in London have inaugurated a_movement for the establishment in that city of a laigo bureau of information concerning South American affairs, similar to the bureau of tne American republics which was established in Washington on the recommendation of the international American conference, and a similar bureau which has recently been organized in Paris. FOREIGN. THE prospects for a good harvest fin the Caucasus are excellent. " GEORGE JOHN CARNEGIE, ninth earl of Norfchttsk, died Thursday at London. ALIKHANOB'F. the Russian general, was arrested in Afghanistan, as a spy. LORD SALISBURY says Russia has no rights in the Dnrdanells that are not. possessed by the other powers. WITHIN a few days Russia will have 500,000 troops on the Polish frontier. KMIL TREATKL, tbo corn speculator who recently failed at Berlin, committed sui- cido. THE sultan of Turkey is said to suspect the existence of u plot to assassinate him. AN election to ohooso a parliament and president of Chili, ban beeu culled for Oc tober 18 by the Junta. JULES Giucyx, ex-president of the Frenuli Republic, died Wednesday. He was 78 years of age. TUB Spanish army reserve has been called out in anticipation of a republican uprising in that country. ADVICES have been received in London, of the wrecking of a Grimsby suiaok in Iceland and the drowning of twelve of her crew. AN express train dashed into the midst of a gang of trackmen at work on a line near Glasgow Thursday morning. Five of tba laborers wwe killed. TJIE loss of property by an earthquake u Sun Salvador Wednesday will reach many millions. Severe seismic disturbances also occurred in that country in 1864 mid 1873. TUB steamer Dnorte Castle reports that in the passage from Halifax a severe hurricane waa experienced. Two seamen \vero washed overboard aud drownnd. A FAMILY in Paris, consisting of six members, committed suicide Monday. The fattier iiud mother first banged themselves, and the others, who were adult children, imi'.uted their parents. FRENCH scientists claim that the Eiftel lower causes electrical disturbances which liave killed people and destroyed much property iu and around Paris. A HUMOR is current iu Constantinople that Kiamil Pacha, tbe recently deposed Brand vizier, is suffering imprisonment. His dismissal is now understood to be due to complicity in a plot for the deposition of the sultan. THE honsenotdert of Watt*%, the capital of Russian Poland, have been notified *o prepare accommodations for & large number of Russian troops within a fortnight. The police have warned the newspaper* to publish nothing on the subject. FERES AND CASUALTIES. JOHN BRASSON, living near Vandalia, III., was cleaning out a well Wednesday, when the wall gave way, burying him. A TWELVE-YEAR OLD Arkansas boy, left in charge of his baby brother, gave it a spoonful of laudanum to qniet it. The babe will never wake. AT Birmingham, Ala.» Atondav morning Susie Healy, 10 years old. set her dress on fire and was terribly but ned. She died soon after. A YOUNG boy was struck and killed by an engine near the water tank in the Lake Shore yards Tuesday at Ironwood, Mich. THE Youngstown (0.) bridge-works were destroyed by fire Friday night, entailing a loss of $80,000 and throwing 200 men out of work. A HOSE cart collided with a cable tram in St. Paul, Minn., and the passengers had a marvelous escape from death. CHARLER DUNI was drowned in a stone quarry at Blue Island, 111., Sunday while bathing with a number of compan ions. IN a collision between two electric cars at Gloucester, Mass., Thursday, the engl neer, Thomas Wilsen, had both legs broken and an unknown passenger was seriously injured. The cars were badly smashed. JOSEPH DEER, of Vermontville, Mich., blew out the gas in a room at the Burnett house, at Toledo, Ohio, Sunday night and died from asphyxiation before relief came. ARTHUR HUNT and his two sisters were rowing on the M.ohawk river near Schenectady, N. Y.,. Tuesday, when their boat capsized. Hunt and one sister were drowned, A LOCOMOTIVE on the Long Island railroad exploded at Oyster Bay, L. I., Tuesday morning. Engineer Donaldson, fireman Dickerson and brakeman Mahoney were killed and conductor Jones was scalded. CRIME. A GERMAN count in Kansas commits wife murder and suicide. Lours LAUER, accused of murder, banged himself in his cell Tuesday night at Hail ton, Conn. A PULLMAN porter of Chicago is charged with robbing a North Dakota man of several hundred dollars. GARDNER, the Minneapolis letter carrier convicthd of feloniously opening a letter, was fined $500. MIBB MAT M. Sins, a Minneapolis girl, committed suicide in Washington by cutting her throat No cause is known. JOHN HENRY WEBSTER, a tough negro, was shot and killed while resisting arrest at Columbus, Ohio, early Tuesday morning. HENRY A. WATTE attempted to clean out a saloon at Newark, N^J., Tuesday night and afterward cut his throat to avoid arrest. MRS, ZILPHA M. WOOD, of Coshocton, Ohio, has sued her father-in-law and mother-in-law for $10,000 damages tor alienating her husband's affections. GOVERNOR MERRIMAN has refused to interfere in the case of William Rose, sentenced to be executed for murder at Redwood Falls, on Oct. 16. JOSEPH R. Quinn, who escaped from, the Tolland, R. I. jail last week, was recaptured Thursday morning. He was sentenced the day before he e.scaped to five years in the state prison. THE mutilated body of a woman was Found in the hold of the steamship Fremont 3n the arrival of that vessel from Newcastle, Eng., Wednesday. The woman was doubtless murdered .and the authorities.are making an investigation. POLICEMAN JOHN KERN was dangerously shot and John Gerstning and John O'Connor badly wounded in a saloon row growing out of a political quarrel at Gut- xjnberg, N. J., Monday night. . F. L. CAROLI committed suicide in a 3an Francisco hotel, Monday, by exploding 1 a dynamite cartridge. The windows were _ shattered, and portions of Caroli's remains were blown into tbe street. . MACK BESS, a middle-aged negro, was lynched near Nearland, N. C., on the Cape Fear & Padkin Valley railway, at 3 o'clock Monday morning. His crime was an attempt to assault Mrs. Peterson, a white woman.. EDWARD ROSBEAU, a broker living in Braoklyn, N. Y., committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. No cause can be assigned for tbe deed. AT Bloomington, III., Monday, Dr. C. E. Ballard, shot and killed Miss Bertha [son and then committed suicide. The murderer bad fruitlessly implored the young lady to marry him. WILLIAM DALTON and Wiley Dean, who answered I he description of the Ceres [rain robbers, were captured late Sunday, about three miles south of Travers, Cal. 1'he sheriff is positive they are the rob- JW8. NEAR Findlay, Ohio, while a number of. men were threshing wheat tbe machine exploded, wrecking the place. William Vlull was killed and four others seriously injured. A dynamite cartridge had been placed in a sheaf of wheat by some person .ihknown. POWERFUL EE11 For the United Stak \Lntiolred Cruis er Maine, to be Used in onf Navy. They are set in Motion in the Pres ence of Many People. •Three Hundred. Men Engaged tfpoft the Machinery for More Than' Two Years. MIS EH. low the Miser failed to Kocovor his Money by his Perfidy. A miser having lost a hundred pounds, irouiised ten pounds reward to any one who should bring it to him. An honest poor man, who found it, irought it to tbe old gentleman, demand- up the teu pounds. "But the miser, to )afllo • him, alleged that there was a hundred and ten pounds in the bag when lost. The poor man was advised to sue for the money; and when the case came on to bo tried, U appearing that the seal had not been broken or the bag ripped, the judge said to the defendant's counsel: "The bag you lost had one hundred and ten pounds in it, you say?' 1 "Yes, my lord, he replied. "Then," said the judge, "according to the evidence given iu court, this money can not be your property, for inside there were but a hundred pounds. Therefore, the plaintiff must keep it till the true owner appears and proves his claim.—Selected. The heirs "of William H. Kdwards, late of Hubbleton, are said to be also among the heirs to the$270,000,000 estate of Robert Edwards, of New York- : An incident that will be good news to everybody interested in the welfare of our new navy was the exhibition a few days since, of tbe Snished set of engines fo the United States armored cruiser Maine " The massive pair of triple expansion engines, grand in their polished intricacy of brass and steel, stood in the main shop of the Quintard iron works at the foot o: East Twelfth street, and were attached by an arrangement of cog wheels or two little upright donkey engines that looked to be of about one mule power. Yet, when sharp at ten o'clock Engine er-in-Chief George W. Melville, United States _ni\vy, th_e designer of the greal propelling machines, tured on the levtr 01 tbe small engines the big fellows startec off so smoothly and powerfully that thi crowd assembled broke into applause Then Mr. Palmer, of the firm of N. F Palmer Jr., & Co., the builders of thi eugines stood by the eight small -levers that control each mighty machine am put them through their paces in a .wa; that delighted the experts present. The engines were kept going till noon, when steam was shut off, to fill the great cylinders again only when they are set up in the Maine. This pair of triple expansion engines which are the largest yet built for the naval fleet, are each 16 feet in height an< 21 feet in length. They will be dividec when in the cruiser by a heavy longitud inal bulkhead, and either one of them wil beableto keep 'the Maine going shoulc disaster happen to its twin. They weigh but 900 tons, while the old style of the •small power would weigh nearly 3,00( tons, yet they are capable of developinj 100 horse power per ton, while the ok style could develop but one quarter as much. Between them they will give oul 9,000 horse power and are expected to propel the Maine at a seventeen knot speed. A system of brass water pipes is connected with the machinery so that when the cruiser is going full speed and has to be kept going the journals and boxes may be kept cool. The diameter of a high pressure cylinders is 35^4 inches, of the intermediate cylindflrs 57 inches and of th,e low pressure cylinders 88 inches. The stroke of all the pistons is 36 inches.^ The boilers that"* 1 are to furnish the steam for the Maine's engines are Scotch "single enders." There are eight of them and each has three furnaces beneath it. The combined grate surface of these twenty-four furnaces is 553 square feet and their total beating surface is 18,800 square feet. They will furnish heat enough for the boilers to pet up a steam pressure of 135 pounds and develop the required 9,000 horse power. A novel feature of the furnaces is an arrangement by which the dampers must be closed be- tore the furnace doors can be opened. This will prevent the "snoots" of flame into the stoke room that careless firemen occasionally cause and, as jocular engineer put it, "will allow stokers to wear beards in safety hereafter." The engines will be tafeen apart now, and in about a month the parts will be removed to the navy yard and set up in the Maine's engine rooms. It is expected that they will be reset and ready for work by January next. The two donkey engine? will also be taken along and will be used to keep the engines in motion to prevent the rustling while the cruiser is lying in port. The Maine's engines are the third set that the Quintard iron works have built for the new navy, and Mr. Palmer has the et for tbe cruiser No. 11 under way.- The two previous sets were made for the Concord and the Bennington. Among the gentlemen who critically examined and approved the Maine's outfit yesterday were Secretary Tracy, who was icuompaniey by Captain W. S Cowles, of the Despatch; Commandant Erben, of the Brooklyn Navy Yard; Engineer-in-Chief Mftlville, Rear Admiral Braine, Chief Engineers, Baker, Chasmar, Worley, Heuton, Ayres, Stivers, McElmell, Aston and Cowing; Assistant Engineers Cnnant McFarland, Moitz, Potton, Dan forth, Keirny, Offly and Howard, Passed Assis taut Kagt.neera Dixonand Eldridge; Captains Dahlgren, Emsry, Sumner and Beardslee, Naval Constructor Fernald Commander Royal B. Bradford, Lieutendnt Commander Gibson aud Lieutenant White. The shops were jraly decorated with bunting: iitul flags in honor of the Occasion, and the snap shot camera contingent was on hand in force to catch souvenirs o? the- scene. -A lunch -wag- served in the company offices after tin? exhibition. Mr. Palmer in a short speech said that be had begun work on the engines in July, 1889, and bad kept three hundred men at work on them ever since. The bill to Uncle Sum will foot up $735,000. It will require the service of 130 men to keep the Maine's engines going at full speed.—New York Herald. HOUSE HEA.TING. Our House Muy bo Heated by Electricity at no Vary Diatiiut Time. Speaking of the possibilities in the line of future house heating methods, Oberlin Smith, in a recent le.ture before tbe Franklin Institute, at Philadelphia, said: "In the matter of warmth, there is certainly an inviting field for our future inventors. That our present methods of heating by the burning of coal and the non burn ing of smoke, aud of cooling by carrying in lumps of ice, are crude and wasteful, as well as extremely irregular and uncomfortable, it is not necessary to argue about. It seems probable that in the near future, »(• any mte for oyir cities, some system of gas heating will displace coal and wood to a large extent, and this is the more likely from the fact that our streets aud houses are a'ready supplied with the necessary pipes, *bicu may perhaps be gradually thrown out of use, as conveyors of illuminating gas, by the improvement and development of" electric lighting. There also seems a tendency among inventors in recent years to attempt some kind of artificial cooling by the dis- thrtragh pipes bf..&dcl aif Or fref zing mixtures of various Mho"; also to contrive cheap ice making or other cooling machines, which can be economically used in individual buildings. "All this is in a direct line of progress, but, it seems probable that at some time in the future we shall depend upon the electric current brought into each building through a single wire, not only for pur lighting and power, but for our heating and cooling also. Just how the latter process is to be accomplished we do not ye:, know, but reasoning by analogy^ it would not seem outside the ranga possibility, when we consider the fact that the burning of coal in a furnace can be made to produce heat Or cold at will. It is true that while electric heating in itself has been proved to be peWecitly" practicable, yet at present it is net economical. This ia'« owing to the fact that bur best and largest steam engines rjy wbich we run our dynamos utilize only from 10 to 15 per cent, of the energy stored in the coal, lavishly wasting the remainder Fortunately, our dynamos have reached an efficiency of about 90 per cent., so that their is not much waste in using the electric current after the power to produce it is once generated. It is probable, therefore, that the use of electric heating will for the present be some what limited, and 3onfined fo special places where its convenience will offset extra cost. For an extension of its employment thus, as for certain other important uses of electricity, and upon a scale far beyond anything we can now imagine, we must wait until we learn how to produce this current of pure energy from the coal or other fuel direct. Than the accomplishment of this feat, there is to-day no more fascinating problem in the realms of science. Many are working at it with as yet but small success. Do not despair, qowever, as it Eeema to be a logical possibility, and the only thing required is to find out how to da it.—Sanitary News. A EOT PHENOMENON. Flavins Taylor Develops a Marvelous Occult Power. Kentucky has produced a mind-readt-r who is likely to rival Bishop and the most famobs performers of the age. Flavius Taylor, a boy of nineteen, has discovered that he is the possessor of marvelous faculties which are as much a mystery to him as they are to the people who have seen them applied. He has been living in Glasgow, that state, all his life and is the son of Dr. F. J. Taylor, a physician of standing. The boy is what, for lack of a better name, can be called a mind reader. He knows and learns the thoughts and actions of others .through some medium which has yet to be discovered. Little objects are hid away, and by simply bodily contact with the person •who hid them he can &o to the spot and find whatever has been concealed. This trait in the boy was simply discovered aud not' developed. Dr. P. C. Sotphin, a physician at Glasgow, and an intimate friend of the boy's family, has taken an active interest in tbe case and made a study of it. He is trying to de- fiae the .powers and find how tar it is muscle reading and fcow much it is men tal sympathy. . At first his impression was simple muscle reading, or, in other words, that the boy could tell from the feeling whether he was nearly ri,ght or entirely wrong waen searching for. lost articles, but when the test of telling what any particular person was thinking of was applied, the muscle theory furnished no explanation. Dr. Sotphin says about the boy: "It is not improbable that in nearly every instance tba gift of mind reading has been of accidental discovery on the part of the one possessing it, and 'thus it was accidentally made known to young Taylor. Several months ago an itinerant mind reader exhibited in this place, and young Taylor attended bis performance. Returning home, he playfully remarked to a young man who 'had accompanied him that -he thought he would make good mind reader, and that if the other would blindfold him and hiJe something he would find it for him. To have a little amusement he was duly blindfolded and told to find a book that had been hidden in an adjacent room. He grasped the hand of the young man who had hidden the book, but was utterly surprised to find not only the book, but also its place of concealment, were imprssed on bis mind. He readily took tbe youn^ man to the place where the book was and banded it to him. After this there more or less frequent tests of his powers in finding things thus while all hidden articles were promptly located by him. Intermingled with these tests were others, such as willing him to dp certain things. Say, for instance, that it was willed for him fo take a particular flower from a number of [lowers in a vase in the room, and to hand it to a certain young- lady present; to remove the watch from the pocket of a gentleman and put into that of another certain geutlemau; to go to a library and takeout some •particular volume in it, and to turn to a certain page an d oara- graph or sentence in it, and so pn of other requests of the sorb. "But he has done better than even this. Any figure or any number of figures, being thought of, he has readily announced what it or they were, calling them out singly or in combination as desired. For instances, suppose that the figures 5,3 and 8 were separately thought of. Then ihese were promptly told out one by one, J-.innounqed singly as thought qf; or suppose, again, these wero thought of as 538, then tins nuaiber, or 538, would be ;old. Some time ago, knowing that be did not understand Latin, I improvised a short Latin sentence—'est ruihi voluntas at legis meam mentum'—and asked him ;o tell ino what it was. This was made out very slowly, but quite accurately, the ivorcls being spelled out, letter by letter. [t is proper to say, too, that these were called out at once without going over the haJet and getting at them in this way, one by one, on the order of 'table rapping.' Nothing was said, really, more than to call out the letters in .their proper order." The boy's performances are often at- ended with fatigue and weakness, but BO ar he has suffered no harm from the demonstration of .his powers, Shaken of All Or*«U wad Kind* •Ire to be found la every locality Tlelted by chllta and fever. The very tnlmal* exhibit to each >)»giie festered regions e/mptoino of the dire injection. If expwinc* hM proved, in the domain of medicine, anything conclusively, it ia that Hoeteuer'i Stotuacb puteri will not only eradi- ate from the system every vestige of tbe miiein*- )om complaint, but effectually defend resident! a.nd temporary sojoumers in rn»l«ia scourged oc ilities ayaiuoi it. There ig a general eouceueu* u opiuiou among medical meu, uo lass tbau in Uo julude of the public, on thi* point. Not oul; in tUU continent, but in the tropics |waert w«l» ml complaint* assume thelr[uioBt virulent type, Uis incomparable medicinal safeguard is universally uted and esteemed. DytspepuU, bilio^ueM. coimipauou, debility and kidney tronbl* Iff* au thoroughly wue<U«ble by th« BitWi*. Ml MtStOOK TttE CAUSE. Several nights ago a prominent busi man Imngon 81»t -street, Omaha' awakened ftoin seep and discovered' his wife was missfng. Hastily a the husband began a search of the ises In the hallway of the first found his wife lying unconscious floor, with several ugly gashes on and neck. It instantly dawned on thi husband's mind that burglars had enter" ° USe hiS Wife faa< i been There was no one in the houm tn .,<>»„< for help. The husband threw op. n the front doot and, fortunately or uhfoftun! ately, a well-dressed gefttletnafl, Who proved to be ail equally well-kown -*B business 'tnftn returning home front a Into card party, passed by. "»aiate Arrayed in his night gown, the husband hurried down the steps and called luatilv to the young man. The latter turned and gazed upon the figure in white. One glance was sufficient to terrorize a lesa superstitious man. The husband hurried toward the young man, but the latter took a fresh grip on the overcoat which had hung carelessly over his arm, and started down Farnam street at a dead run. '"Stop, there!" yelled the husband. But the injunction only served to accelerate the speed of the young man. It seemed the only chance in sight, and the husband clung to it. With his night robe flapping in the breeze he flew over the pavement, yelling at every bound when he could summon breath, .says the World Herald. Once or twice the young man turned to see if he was still pursued, and then he took n fresh grip on his coat an plunged forward into the damp phere. On and on went the and on and on followed the seemed a race for life. But nature coul& / not stand everything. The husband was plainly gaining, and the yoangman was / plainly losing his breath. When the' • >oung man struck the hill in front of John A. McShane's residence it seemed that all hope had gone, and his legs showed signs of weakening. The husband gained several laps, and he seemed to progress right well on an up-hill run. At the top of the hill all the breath was gone from the young man, and, hatless, he halted, and turning savagely upon his pursuer, exclaimed: "What'n thunder are you chasing me for, anyhow?" The husband gasped for.breath as he replied: "What in thunder are you running for? My wifa has been attacked by burglars and I want you to go for a doctor. Now, will you get one?" A glad light burst upon the young man, and, feeling as though he. was a brand snatched from the burning, he hastily took the number of his pursuer's house and hastened away in search of a doctor The young man repaired to his own home, where he summoned Dr. Riley by telephone. Then he sent to the stable t or his team, and drove out to Thirty- first street to see if he could be of further assistance. But in the excitement of the moment the young man had becomn confused on numbers, and after an hour's search for his pursuer's house he retired to his own home and was soon lost in slumber. The next day the young man met thj, husband in the street, and explanatip;' followed. The doctor had found the hout and had ministered to the wife. It was" not a case of burglary at ail. The wife had simply arose and walked in hei sleep, something she had never done before. In attempting to pass through a big pane of window glass she had sustained her injuries. _ _ TACT IS THE THING. At Any Rate It Gave This Boy a Start Life. Tact is one of the first qualifications of a business man, arid the following little incident in the history of one of the most successful merchants shows a development of this tract early in his business career. Coming to New York from the country, without friends and with very little money, he found his way to,"lower Wall street" and walking into the store of W. & Co., passed back into the counting room and waited modestly and patiently till he should divert the attention of Mr. W., who was at that moment engaged with some friend. At last the frank, open face of the boy attracted his notice and he addressed him with: "What can I do for you, sonny?" "1 want a plqce, sir." "Well, what can you do?" The boy answered eagerly: "Most anything, sir." _ M. W., partly for a joke, and partly to rid himself of the almost too confident boy,said: "Ah, ah! Well, jusb go out and borrow me-a couple thousand dollars." The lad placed his hat on his hp°d». walked out of the store, then passed ^ iy down front street till he came to anx tier large store in the same line of busmen.'as our friends of the past, Messrs.• 3j ^ 0., and with a bold bu<; honest lq^' walked up to the head of the houa said: "Mr. W., of W. & Co.; sent me down to borrow 82,000." "He did my son?" How is business up at your place?" The boy, having seen the appearance of .large shipments answered quickly: "Very good, sir!" "Two thousand dollars, did you say? Will that be enough?" "Well, $2,000 is all he told me, but if you have plenty I think he would like it if you sent him §3.000. "Just give this boy a check for $3,000 for W. &Co.," remarked Mr. S. to his cashier. 1 The boy took the check, and with it returned to Mr. W., walking back into the office with an air of successful pride, and said: "Here it ia, sir." Mr. W., takeing one look at the check and then at the boy, said: "Young man, come in here; you are just the one 1 have been looking for." And giving him a desk, he set.him to work. _'_ ' . - Wby He Took Him Out. Jinks—''You arc sending your boy to Prof. TeachiniV classical school, are you not?" . : Winks -^ «'Not . now. I toqk^ him out. He was grQwinR up a perfect ignoramus." "He was?" ' "Yes. Why,'after three years at that school he didn't know more ubout the United States than an editor ai a London paper." Gustavo Berger shot and killed his wife and committed suicide at Topeka, as the result of a family quarrel. Postmaster John W. Briggs, of Grand Junction,Col.,has disappeared, $3000short in his accounts.

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