The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 6, 1893 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 6, 1893
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iiini i "The repxiblieans and demoirfftts held Conventions in Chicago on thl 1 3d to nominate candidates for the office o mayor to 611 the unexpired term of the late Mayor Harrison. The republicans nominated Mayor Pro. Tern, Geo. B Swift, and the democrats John P Hopkins. According to the report of Secretary of the Navy Herbert the navy of the United States is fast assuming for midable dimensions. His report place? the nation as seventh in naval strengtl among the nations of the world. Since 1SS5 twenty-five vessels have been built on modern plans, and twenty three are building. Secretary Lament of the war de partment, in his annual report, says that us Indian warfare is practically a an end m the United States there is no reason for increasing the standing army. He suggests that the army power be concentrated at seaports to assist m coast defenses. The tola strength of the army on September 30 1893, was 3,144 officers and 25,799 en listed men. Yald and Princeton played a great game of foot ball on Thanksgiving day. The latter won by a score of toO. Emperor William and Chancelloi Von Capriyi each received an inferna. machine from Orleans, France, in tha shape of samples of grains and roots. No damage was done. Notes were sent with the packages signed by G. Dechanteau. Directum, the champion trotter, record 2:05>£, defeated Saladm, the pacer, record 2:05%, in a match race on the Point Breeze track of the Philadelphia Driving Park Association. Saladm, in a fine burst of speed, (von the first heat ia 3:10.^. Directum took the next three and the race in 2:10j-4, 2:11 J^ and 2:12. After Powderly had tendered his resignation as grand master workman of the Knights of Labor at the recent meeting of delegates at Philadelphia, and insisted that he meant it, it was accepted. J. R. Sovereign, labor corn missioner of lovva, was then eiected to succeed him, and an entirely new executive board was chosen. A Doming telegram says two Mexican revolutionists came up from the scene of the trouble in Mexico and report that the revolutionists attacked the federal soldiers between Ascension and Palomas. The battle continued through an entire day. The soldiers were surrounded and sustained heavy losses. The report is not doubted, as it is known the revolutionists only awaited an opportunity to lire tipon the government troops. The report of Akerman, auditor of the World's Columbian exposition, has been .officially sent to the board of directors. That the exposition is a financial success is proven by the figures of the report. It shows, by making an approximate estimate of the liabilities and receipts up to November 14, that the net assets over and above all liabilities amount to 51,862,483.08. The average daily receipts were SS9.5J1.53, while the daily expenses were §'.!",405.3'). Ex-Minister to Hawaii Stevens has issued a reply to the report of Commissioner Blount, which implicated ^iovena in the conspiracy which resulted in the dethronement of the queen. He makes a general denial of any narticipancy in the plot, says that Blount's evidence, affidavits, arguments, etc., are wholly ex parte, and intimates that he was sent there for the purpose of convicting Harrison's administration. He says the troops were landed with instructions to protect American citizens and property and for no other purpose, and that the royalists knew this. Stevens ci'iioies a letter from Liliouka- lanl assuring him the roast itution would be upheld. Commenting upon it he says: "This document from the fallen monarch and terror-.striclcen lottery gang came to me more than twenty hours after the men of the Boston had landed. This plainly enough implies that the fallen cjueen and her confidantes then knew that we did not take part in her overthrow, which was already accomplished. Tn his report to the navy department, dated Jan. 10, Capt. Wiltz, after announcing the fact that the forces were landed, says: 'While there has been no demonstration so far, there can be no doubt that the effect of tho landing ot trie uatallion saved life and property.'" The ex-minister continues: "As far as the affidavits presented by Blount are concerned, the testimony of hundreds of such would not counterbalance the words of Minister Thurston, President Dole and Henry Waterhouse, among nonest men who are known to the respective parties. It v. T as nearly fifty Hours after Lilioukalam and her favorites destroyed her throne by a revolutionary outbreak when the men of the Boston were landed." In the football match at Springfield, Mass., on the 25th, between Yale and Harvard, the former won its seventeenth victory by a score of C to 0. In the report of Postmaster General Bi&sull the deficiency for the postoffice department for the fiscal year ending JujK 1 30, 1893, is shown to be.$5,177,171. Tho estimated deficit for the current fiscal year is $7,830,473. Patrick Eeid, supposed to hare been cms lected with the plot to blow up 3• 'ilta castle some months ago, was s -..="ti inurdered near the river Liffey n; ;/ublip a. few "days ago. It is said lift was ^killed to prevent his turning jjnforrner\ Tfce »,e$t day an infernal hitiB w*s tound under a bridge nea raibva\terminus. There is much SUBMlTtBD fttEA§UR& TO BH tO C&NCRfcSS. tontlo* Reduced One-HiHf—troa fbctondoit to Wool, C'rml, lumber, SnU and Iron Ora—Sugar Bounty to 1>« Dropped—Whole j,lat Kiltlly Slashed, Nor. SO. —Tho following is the condensed text of tho tariff: That on and after the 1st day oi March, 1894, unless otherwise specially provided for in this act, there shall be levied, collected and paid upon all articles imported from foreign countries, and mentioned in the schedules herein contained, the rates of, duty which are, by the schedules and par:i~raph, respectively prescribed, namely: SCHEUUI.l-; A—CHEMICALS, OII,S AND TAINTS. Acetic or pyroligneotis acid, 20 pet centum. Chromic acid, 10 per centum. Citric acid, 20 per centum. Tannic acid or tannin, 35 cents per pound. Tartaric acid, 20 per centum ad valorem. Alcoholic perfumery, $3 per gallon and 25 per centiim. Alumina, alum, alum cake, patent alum, siilphatc of alumina and aluminous cake and alumni crystals or ground, 20 per centum. Blacking of all kinds, 20 per centum. Refined borax, 20 per centum. Chalk, prepared, 20 per centum. Chloroform, 25 cents per pound. All coaltar colors or dyes, 20 per centum. Collodion and all compounds of pyroxylinc, 40 cents per pound; rolled or in sheets but not made tip, 50 cents per pound; if finished $1 per pound. Coloring matters for liquors, 50 per cenftim. Ethers, sulphuric, 25 cents per pound; spirits of nitrous ether, 25 cents per pound; fruit ethers, oils or essences, 5?i per pound. Extracts and decoctions of dyewoods and bark, etc., 10 per centiiin. Gelatine, glue, isinglass, etc., 25 per centum ad valorem. Glycerine, crude, 1 cent per pound; refined. 3 cents per pound. jnk and ink powders, printer's ink, 20 per centum lodoform, 61 per pound. Licorice, 5 cents per pound. Magnesia, carbonate, i) cents per pound; calcined, 7 cents per pound. Morphia, 50 cents per ounce. Alizarine oil, or oleate of sod.i, or turkey red oil, 30 per centum. Sumac, ground, 10 per centum. Tartar, cream of, £5 per centum. Tartars and lees crystals, partly refined, 25 per centum. Tartrate of soda and potash, or ro- chelle salts, 10 per centum. SCHEDULE B—EARTHS, EAHTltEXWABE AND GT.ASSWAKK. Brick, not glazed, 20 per centum; decorated, 30 per centum. Tiles, plain and encaustic, not glazed, 25 per centum ad valorem; glazed or decorated, 40 per centum. Roman, Portland and other hydraulic cement, 8 cents per 100 pounds: in bulk, 7 cents per 100 pounds; other cement, 10 per centum. Lime, 10 per centum. Plaster of paris or gypsum, ground, 10 per centum; calcined, 15 per centum. Clays or earths, wrought or manufactured, clay or kaolin, $2 per ton. Castor oil, 35 cents per gallon. Codlivcr oil, 20 percentum ad va- lorem. Flaxseed, linseed and poppysecd oils, 15 cents per gallon of 7J<? weight. Fusel oil centum. Hcmpuccd oil and rapesecd cents per gallon. Olive oil, 35 cents per gallon. Peppermint oil, 25 per centum. Sea), herring, whale and other fish oils, 25 per centum. Opium, aqueous, extract of and tincture of, 25 per centum. Opium containing less than 9 • per centum of morphia and opium prepared for smoking, SJO per pound. Baryta paint, manufactured, $3 per ton. Blues, such as Berlin, Prussian, Chinese, etc., 0 cents per pound. Blauc n'xo, or satin white, 25 per centum ad vah^jm. , Black paint made from bone, ivory, or vegetable, 20 per centum. Chrome yellow, all other chromium colors, 25 per centum. Ocher, sienna and timber, lj.i cents per pound. Ultramarine blue, 20 per centum. Varnishes, 25 per ceittum, and on spirit varnishes forjjjthe alcohol contained therein, §l.i)2'per gallon additional. Vermilion red and colors containing quicksilver, "0 per centum. Whiting and paris white, :.'5 centum. Zinc, :.'0 per centum. All other paints and colors, 25 centum ad valorem. Acetate of lend, ;:0 per centum. Nitrate of lead. I!0 per centum. Orange, mineral and red lead, 35 per centum. White lead, 30 per centum. Phosphorous, 25 per centum. Bichromate nuil crumate of potash, V5 per centum per pound liydriodate, iodide and iodutcof potash, 25 cents per pound. Nitrate of potash, one-half of 1 per jent per pound. Prussiate of potash, 20 per centum. All medicinal preparations, includ- ng- medicinal proprietary preparations of which alcohol is a component part, 50 cents per pound. All medicinal preparations not especially provided for, 25 per cantum lid valorem. Preparations known as alkalies, al- <aioids, distilled oils, etc., and all chemical compounds and salts not specially provided for, 25 per centum. Cosmetics, deiitrifices, etc., 40 per centum. Kantonine, and all salts thereof con- .aining 80 per cantum or over of san- tonine, §1 per ponud. Castile soap, 2:.- per centum ad val- orem; all descriptions of toilet soap, 35 per centum ad valorem. Bicarbonate of soda, or salcratus, Y± cent per pound. Caustic soda, one-half of 1 cent per pound. Chromate of sojla, 20 per centum. Sal soda, one-eighth of 1 cent per -sound; soda ash, one-fourth of 1 cent r pound. Silicate of soda one-fourth of 1 cent per pouad. 10 Epr centum. per gallon of 7J<? pounds or amylic alcohol, 10 per oil, 10 per per Ito.vitl HftsInSsf j?/wder Has All tli* "lion* iiri--Tn StMiiglh and Vnlno So 1»6# ftent, Above 1H Nearest Cortipotltor. The Royal UHkitig Powdc.f has the enviable record of having received the highest, award for articles of its class- greatest strength, purest ingredients, most perfectly combined—wherever exhibited in competition with others. The result at the Chicago World's i'air is no exception. In tho cxhibi* tions of former years, at the Centennial, at Paris, Vienna and at the various state and industrial fairs, where has been exhibited, judges have invari ably awarded the Royal Baking Pow tier the highest honors. At the recent World's Fair the ex arniuations for the baking powder awards were directed by tho chie chemist of the Agricultural Depart mentat Washington. The chief chem isl's official report of the- tests of the batting powders, wiiich was made* foi the specific purpose of ascertaining which was the beat, shows tho leavening strength of the Royal to be 100 cubic inches of cari-onic gas pel ounce of powder. Of the cream o; tartar baking powders exhibited, the next highest in strength tested contained but 133 cubic inches of leavening gas. The other powders gave an average of 111. Tho Royal, therefore, was found of 20 per cent, greater leavening strength than its nearest competitor, and 44 per cent, above the average of all t he other tests. Its superiority in other respects, however, in the quality of the food it, makes as to fineness, delicacy and wholesomencss, could not ho measured by figures. It is these high qualities, known and appreciated by the women of the country for so many years, that have caused th'e sales of the Royal Baking Powder, as shown by statistics, to exceed the sale of all other baking powders combined. DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE. THt'lff L'nrertaluty Affecting Some Dr.inclioH n? ItmiuosB. NEW Yo.'iK, Dcc-J. .—R. G. Bun's weekly review says: "it cannot bs said that business during the last week has grown better or wor.-ic. For some days the gain in demand and in transactions, which had been previously noticed, evidently continued. But aflerward tariff uncertainties were thought to affect some branches of business, and, whatever the causes, the stem of trade was less Clear. Money was everywhere abundant, with rates comparatively low, and the commercial demand was remarkably small, while the. demand for speculative tisss appeared to be increasing 1 . The volume of trade has been increasing, and yet not us much as was expected, the exchanges for last week showing a decrease of 30.5 per cent compared with last year, in part because tho week covers only five business clays against six last year. For two weeks, eov; ring the same working days, the has benn 24.(i per cent. "The railroad earnings for the. last week in November showing n, largsr decrease than for either of the preceding weeks, but in freight tratllo alone! business was about the same as for the half of tha mouth. Wheat is slightly stronger, western receipts being considerably smaller than in recent weeks, though exports are also remarkably small. Corn is unchanged in price with heavy western receipts and large exports. Pork and hog- pro- dusts are practically uncbsinged as well as oil. Cotton is a shade lower, as receipts from the plantations continue to cxe.'cd those of last year in spite of tho very positive estimates of a short yield, ;md the average of guesses by operators in the New Orleans exchange is over 700,000 bales greater than the government estimate. The stocks of American cotton in sight are again so large that they retard any ri?c in prices, PEIXUTO REPORTED KILLED. Rumor of tlio Agxaoilnittlnu of Uriizil's 1'roBldoiit Koo«lved from Montevideo. Nnw YOUK, Dec. 4.—A cable from Montevideo, received at the cotton exchange to-day, says that a rumo. is current there tha~t President I'ci-oto of Brazil has been assassinated. Early coffee cables from Kio de .Janeiro showed no material change. Sterling, exchange on London was not affected, as would have been the, it is believed, had the report been true, Tho coffee men also said that if the ivport of Peixoto's death was true they would, they thought, have received some confirmation of it. At the Brazilian consulate nothing- was known regarding the report. Those in charge \vt'tv. inel'mi'd to place no credence in it. No cable dispatches had been received from Brazil. PiioviDK.vL'i:, K. 1., Uou. 1.—The Jfotchkiss Ordananco company started up its two factories here Wednesday night on twenty-four-hour time, and tho orders for torpedoes have IK>OII largely increased. ^Charles II. Flint, the Brazilian yovfriinipnt representative in New York has b;!Oii here and the resumption of work on day and m.'vht time is tho re.sult. Las;t week .several of the expert workmen were laid oft', but they were nit to work again and the factory ran all day long. The shipments are mad;; at midnight and the material is carried to the works in the n'ujlit. Several agents of Flint and Brazil are to remain here for days. Diy Goochi Failuru ut Nashville. NASHS T II.I,K, Tenn,, Dec. 4 —-b'ite, Lyles & Davis, the largest wholesale dry goods house in this city, assigned to-day. Liabilities, §150,000; asssts, 6130,000. I'o/.tinI»ti-t>Bs »t Simons. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—Nellie C. Hine of Simons, Cook county, 111., was appointed postmistress at that place, to succeed J. I. Burk, removed. As McKinley Scea It. COJAJ.VKVS, Ohio, Nov. 29.—Gov. McKinley was shown the text of the Wilson tariff bill last evening, lie was about to leave his office for the train to Cleveland and did not have time to enter upon a close comparison of thg proposed measura with the existi/fg law, and said he did not feel freei' to discuss thu special features cxcypti to say that placing coal on the f/ee list was a great mistake. Kegayfiug the general adoption of ad valQAmi duties for the specitic rates, xi-mpossd by the Mclvinley law b-e Jifflked fresly, condemning fh.e dearture in the HEAVIER TAX is TO DB LAID ON CORN JUICE. ' Tho Ddflclt In tho tlcvenacs of t Conntrj 1 I,tk«ly to lie Made Good by ttn Addition of 10 Cents on tho Gallon on All VFIilaky Msulo In tho Future WASH!>*(,• TON, Dec. 4.—The tide of incoming 1 statesmen has not yet grown pi-eat. The floor of the senate and house were as deserted yesterday as they were during- the midsummer recess. A few of tiie old faces are seen in the hotel corridors, but the bulk of the members have so timed their movements as not to reaah here until Suii- diiy morning. The tariff framc-rs arc pausing in then- work until more members get in, so that the views of the leaders can be canvassed. Thnt portion of the \Vil- Kon bill which mn.dc public last Monday gives all of the tariff redue- t'on.s contemplated, but there is .still the enormous task of inakintr increases in internal revenue taxes sufficient to offset the reductions and meet the present deficiency of revenue, The subcommittees in charge of the internal revenue work again attempted yesterday to determine upon the particular feat/arcs of taxation which would meet the present emergency.- The talk of income tax and of an increase in tho whisky tax was again gone over, but with no approach to a final conclusion. It was at last decided to abandon all committee meetings until congress ha.d assembled, by which time the , general sentiment might crystallize. Little by little, however, -tthe subcommittee has en-own stronger in favor of a comprehensive whisky tax which Will include not only liquors to be made, but liquor now in bond. John .Sherman is quoted as authority that it would not be ex post, facto law to increase the tax on that vast quantity of whisky now in bond. This amounts to nearly 150,000.000 R'allons, so that an increase of 10 cents per gallon would yield the government an immediate revenue of §15,000,000. Aside from this it is estimated that an in- e-'RC on lixuor yet to be made would yield 810, Chaii-man Wilson said yesterday that he was not aware of any purpose to c:ill a democratic caucus on the tariff bill. Tie was adverse to discussing the caucus plan, yet he intimated plainly that he was opposed to it. This makes it as good as certain that the tariff bill will go direct to the house, and not be buffeted about in a caucus where PC- crecy permits ;i wide latitude of criticism and contention. The advocates of a, caucus are from that small element which, is secretly opposed to revenue refcrm and desirous of putting us many obstacles as possible in the path of the Wilson bill. They say with E. show of plausibility that "any tariff bill which is to be passed by the democratic party ought :it least to have the sanction of democratic members in a dcmocrat'e caucus." This was the ex-' c'Kfiou us.:d yesterday by one of the -inlxT.s of the ways and means c^m- m r.t-.'c. who is p-.u-tieulsirly hopeful tint a caucus nn.y be called in order to rsverse Fome of the features of tho Wilton bill. Mr. Wilson is shrewd enough to .see that hara-kiri will be destroy his measure if it ever gets before the pulling and hauling of 24.0 democratic members. For that reason his program does not contemplate any caucus. The democrats will bs expected to voice their opposition publicly in the house, as in that manner Mr. AVilson will have an added leverage toward preventing rebellion in the ranks and keeping the party majority intact. INCKfcASK OF THE PUBLIC DEIST Government Receipts Smullor mill Expenditures Lurger Tlinu Last Your. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—The public debt statement shows the net increase of the public debt, loss cash in the treasury, during the month of November to have been SO,"10,408. The interest-bearing debt increased §180, the debt on which interest has ceased ice maturity decreased $35,100, and the debt bearing no interest decreased There was a decrease in the cash balance in the treasury during the month of $7,004,074. . The interest-bearing debt is $585,030, :,':;o, ond the debt bearing no interest $374,580,114; a total debt of |(il,5(i8,3 Hi. The certificate and treasury notes offset by an equal amount of cash in the treasury amount to $509,S20,303,an increase during tho month of $11,61!),441. The net gold reserve to-day is $82,Of>«),049, and tho net cash balance $12,240.507; a total available balance of. 895, l!i!),010, a decrease since November of $7,094,074. Suicide of n Justice of the Pcuee. KAKITAX, ill., Dec. 3.—Henry D. Voorhces, au ajfcd-and respected' citi- /cui of this place, committed suicide ye.-,i,jrday morning by hanging-. Ho was about 75 years of ngj and been a resident of this place nearly forty yeais, lie held the oilice of justice of the peace for thirty-two years, md was re-elected to the s line olliee it the late election. He was also :o\vnship treasurer, and hold many of- ices of trust. Illness was the causa of the suicide. One Year for Ten Busliols of Wheat. WINAMAC, Ind., Dec. 2.—Charles A. Burkett was sentenced here yesterday to one year in the penitentiary for, stealing ten bushels of sec-d S^fie^t from his former employer. .T,-»Ajparties interested in tho c:ise livygfat Logansport. A change of ..-"venue had been taken to this coi;,^y. Over 100 witnesses were examined in the case. FOR THE AlvtUSEMEttT OF OUR MANY READERS. for a I yuuuin£< ST. I^AUL, Minn., Nov. 30-*.At St. Jamp,s, Minn., yesterday, Peter Larson his wife four tim;s because she applied for a divorce. She is still alive but there is slight chance for her recovery. A pos^e is after the murderer, and, if caught, he may be lynched, as excitement runs high. ileutcuaut-Gjviu-nor GUI Muri'Hd. ANBEJMiAHmtfe, Cu.l.,Nov. 30.—Ycs- ;crduy "Lieutena,.nt-Uovei--ior Joseph li. dill of Illinois and Miss Pearl Hall rvere married at the residence of the parents, Mr, and Mrs, J, W. gf this Current llnclROt of AVIt, llumpr amf ffntlra—Fate nf n jKesidant of Arizona—On tlie Urlilce nt Midnight —A Bad Gents unrl GoritJfimon. First Boy^—Is there any difference betwen gents ahd gentlemen? .Second Boy—Yep. A gent is a feller wot will knock yer down if you say he is no gentleman. in Arizona. Eastern Man (to resident of Arizona —Why don't you get out of this country? Fewclothes—Don't no train yiver stop yere, stranger; an' ef I done try ter flag one I'd be taken fer a train robber an' filled full o' lead. Time to liotiro Them. Little Dick—Aunty says all those pretty things called bric-a brack used to be'in reg'lar ttse. I u onder w'en they went out of fashion and got stuck wa,y up on mantelpieces? Little Dot—I guess it was w'en folks foimd that some of their childreus was goiii' to be boys. -Wanted to Go Somowliero. Little Boy—May I go out to play? Mamma—JS'ot to-day. "You. have si cold, and I would not have it get worse for ihe world. "May I go to the store for you? It is close by, you know." "I don't need anything now." "May I go and have my photograph taken, so you 11 know 'how I looked when I am dead?" "Mercy, no. You had your photo- jraph taken only last week." "Well, you might, let me go and have a tooth pulled, anyho.v." Know a Thing or Two. Little Dot—Why isn't there any milk this morning? Mother—The milkman saj's liis cows are drying up. Little Dot—Oh, yes, of course. They is goin' to be dried beef.' A lAtllB Mixed. First Boy—Let's go trout Bshing-. Second Boy—Trout won't bite this time of vear. "Why not?" "Cause it's 'gainst the law." lie Did His Kcst. Mother—Horrors! How did you tear yo\ir clothes so? Small Boy—Tryin' to get over a barbed wire fence without tearin' 'em. Bonnil to be tad.v-L.lke. Ethel—What did you do when Gus proposed to you? Mabel—1 was so surprised I puckered up my mouth to wh stle, but then I remembered it would be unlady-liue. so I hurried and pressed rny lips against his to keep myself from whistling. Not I,eft In Doubt. Neighbor—I hear that your father intends to put up a new house. Who is the builder? Boy—What's that? '•Why, the—er—one who bosses the job?","Oh! Why, ma, of course." His Affections. First Boy—Which do you like best, your father or your mother? Second Boy—Well, 1 like my father best, mostly, but I like my mother best at n.\ealtime. —Good News. Excusoa Superfluous. Auntie—You should ask to be ex- cus -d when you leave the table. Little Js'ephpw— Should I? 1 thought from the way you acted about that third piece of pie that you'd be glad to see me go.—Good News. rieammt Folitencss. Fond Mother—And s > you gave up your seat to u young 1 lady in the street car That was very polite. Did you have to stand up the whole way? Little Hoy—Oh. no; I didn t stand up at all. I climbed up in her lap. The Usual Stity in 1'aris. Visitor—Did you stay long in Paris? Little Girl—Ko'in, only jus" 1 ng enough to get so we could say '-Puree" real natural. I Stood on the Bridge at Midiilglit." of CPfttsr. Boarder—You advertised plenty crfboatin, w.iters here. Why, sir, that out tlnn-e is hardly five feet wide. »,.,-. x«* Farmer t :atchem—Ya-as, but there * plenty o 1 wato;.-. It's ten feet deep. nrtfl'tfikcu Anitrciilsts. . Ragged llobart—These anarchists won't never succe -d till they git a, better battle-cry. Their "Bread o*" Blood" motto don't create no enthusiasm., We'arie Willie—Guess not. Bagged Kobert-No. B they want ter git the p. ople with 'etn, if they Want ter stir up th hearts o' patriots to noble deeds, let 'em march through, th' streets yellin' "Beer or Blood!" an,' we'd all join in. No Show for Cliolern. Foreign Visitor—Cholera obtained no foothold in America this summer. American— No'. Tim s -were^q i.ard that people had to content themselves with three meals a day. Not a Fee. Wife—You men is jus' born stingy. Why can t you give me soendin' money? Husband (a waiter)—Cause the oaly cu-tomers I has had for three days was women. Slander. Mrs. Muggs—Th,it horrid Mrs. Frills told Airs. .Nextdoor that I was a regular old cat. What do you think of that? * Air. Muggs—I think she never saw you in the same room with a mouse. Ye Candid 1'rioiid. Miss Antique—t tried my best to persuade dear George to postpone our wedding until spring, but the fojlish fellow would not wait. Friend—lie's not foolish at all, di-ar. You'll be still older then, you know. ' An Ideal KnBort. Friend—So you escaped the heated term in the citv. Mrs. Bricurow—Yes, indeed. We were at a deligntful summer resort. Slept under the blankets every night, iind sat around und shivered every day. , . How to Clot Kvoii. Tlredoutt — Hellp, Tolkemoutt >' haven't seen y> u lately. Talkemoutt—No; I've been ranking- a tour of Lurope and 1 just tell you, old boy, I nevei 1 saw such won — Tire'doutt—By the nay, there goes. Chattertbn. Rush over and tell him all about it. He's just got back from the World's Fair.—New 1'ork Weekly. A Bud Mistake. The Python—Great Fcott! what an unmitigated ass I was to take that dude's straw hat in along with the rest of him. The Aftermath. George — You don't seem to have enjoyed yoiirself at the summer resort this year. What was the matter? Jack — Hadn't time to form any new acquaintances. "No time? ' ' "No; 1 was kept busy kissing the babies of the girls I used to be engaged to." Aliout All It's For. Mr. New-rich — Laud sakcs, Mandy, what you got so many knives an' forks at each pLite for? Mrs. Newrich — I'm sure I don't know, but that s the way that new man fixed 'em. I s pose likely it's jus' to show we've got 'em." Tho Ruling Passion. Mr. Theosoph — Speaking of the mysterious, 1 knew an adept who predicted that he would be taken sick on a certain clay, at a certain liour,and would die exactly two hours and ten minutes later. Everything occurred just as he foretold. What do you think of that? "Mr. Hardhead — He must have been a New York man who had lived in Jersey and had be.-ome accustomed to doi.,g everything on schedule time. Moistening IIio Air. A system of mo.stening the air of a cotton factory — as it is required in some departm nts of a mill, before blowing it into the rooms— has been the subject of much expe imeut. It has been found thai if a jet of steam or vapor is discharged into the main duct, any degree of humidity desired tan be obtained, but ;.ll the air is moistened aliico, being distributed to the dili'ei ent rooms by i he- risers leading thereto; that, however, which is best adupted lor one department in a cotton mill may not prove equally favorable for ano her. Then, too, the introduction of moisture at this- point I may wont disastrously to the. walls of ducts and risers. It is now found that this objection may be overcome, at a binail expanse, by carrying a steam pipe down through each room, tuui, „ piutiug opposite each opening in_t,}-''." Hue, through which the iyr^cj> ! '** u ...'. jrie room, an out'« nt" njfrHW oniers the '" W1 " 1 * alves for re «fu- H flow of the steam; in this exhaust steam from the engine which drives the blower flows into the room, and, be n# caught up by the current of ;dr passing from the Hue, is thus distributed throughout the room. Exi erience with this plan through cold weather has proved its peculiar T.ilua lating The SasfucioiiH I'orter. Palace Car Po ter (out west)—Don' g-ub me no fee, Ban, till we gets to de end of de trip. Passenger—Very welL Just as you prefer. Poi'ter—Yos. sah You see, dese train robbers always poes fer me fu t, an' of I ain't Rot nu>iin, dev !-ay do pas&engcrs ain't {jot nufiin wn' yoct oft Medlclg Collars Again. Medicis collars are quite reinstated, indeed all the winter m .ntles ^nd cloaks have very high collars. In. some of the sealskin coats they are almost exaggeratedly high, but it is a fault on the right side, for nothing 1 gives such a sense of comfort and bi- enetre as keeping the neck thoroughly warm. Fur capes have appeared. auam. Let thos -. however, who ch.ei«- ish the idea of resusciai in" iheir tippets of a year or two a ,yo abandon it at. ont-e, for the fur capo of to-day is n-.tthat of yesterday. The old-fashioned capo h a y closely i o the shoul- (li-iv. bomeiunos jt is composed of double cape- the upper one reaching 1 to t£e point, of the bhouUUr.

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