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%&*&w>v&*-*< ; r -'~- ! ALG0NA, IOWA, The Nation*! &a?mefe ( Alliance, at He recent jneebtng\*t 'Chicago, elected iKtwooiI.Furnas, of Nevada, Iowa, president; August tost, Moultoo, Iowa, secretary; and the following vice-presidents: J. B. JTurrow, Gar*in, lowft; William Toole, Barftboo, Wl«,; T. -iT. -Meighan, Forest Grove, Mine.; W. A. Kelsey, Dunfes, Ind.; Ai S. Brewer. Tampico, Ills.; J. A. Arrowsmith, OeWax, Wash.; Theo. Bedh-vdt Frcnehtiowrt, Mont.; J. Burrows, Lincoln^ Neb. lliecturer, George IB. Lawrence, Ohio. A pang of five Tdbbers, supposed to be the same men -who robbed the fast train on the Burlington road, near St. Joseph a week -ago, Iheld up a Kansas City, St. Joseph fc 'Council Bluffs train at Roy*s Branch, bwo miles north of St. Joseph. The hold up was on the same spot where last -September a gang •undertook to hold up a train, but found the railroad officials had information of % the fact and had made up'a dummy train, loaded with .officers, and in the fight which resulted two .robbers were killed. The last robbery, performed in the usual way, was successful, and all the -money in the cafe Was secured; the amount however, is -not known. Chicago republicans have concluded to contest the election -of John P. Hopkins to the mayoralty on ithetground of fraud. • Secretary Carlisle has issued his call ifor purchasers of $50,000,0005 percent, i bonds, no bids, however to lie received atalower price than $1.17323, which is' equivalent to a 3 per cent, bond at par. These bonds are to, be redeemable in coin at the pleasure'of 'the'g-owernment in ten years from the date .of issue. Bids will close on Febinary 1, .and the right is reserved to reject any .and all this. iGov. Mitchell of Florida has issued an order commanding several .companies of militia to assemble at .Jacksonville on the 25. Though the governor seems determined to prevent the fight, the Duval club officials declare that tlie last move of the governor was anticipated and that it cannot prevent the successful pulling off of the mill The senate finance committee held a meeting .and considered the statement of secretary Carlisle relative to the serious condition of the. treasury. It was the opinion of the members that it would be best to rely upon existing law-fbr relief; that the law of 1875 empowered the aecretary to issue bonds necessary to strengthen the reserve. However. Chairman Voorhees was .authorized to introduce in the senate a bill embodying the wishes of the secretary. No recommendation accompanied it Congressman Bland of Missouri, declares the secretary has not the power under exiuting law to issue bonds. At the request of Chairman Yoorhees of the senate finance committee, Secretary of the Treasury Carl'sle has made public a statement showing that the national treasury is in a critical condition and making request that congress at once authorize the secretary to issue bonds for a short time at a low rate of interest. Two passenger trains ou the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad came together in a rear end collision on the bridge at Hackensack, N. J. A very thick fog prevailed and the first train slowed up in passing over the bridge. The second train coming up at a speed of twenty miles an hour dashed into tfle rear of the first. An appalling- wreck was the result, and fifteen persons were instantly killed, while about thirty were more or less injured. George Wclford was arrested at Fort Wayne, Ind., for sending threatening letters through the mails to Fisher C. West. ' Sheriff J. 1'. Booth and his predecessor, E. C. Seymour, of San Bernardino, Cal., were indicted for charging double fees. William Rararian was fatally injured near Brav.il, Ind., by the explosion of a dynamite cartridge in a well he was digging. Thomas Bennett was sentenced at Mascoutah, 111., to six years in the penitentiary for stealing six cents and two cigars from a store. A jury at Salem, 111., awarded William Henry Sanders 1.100 in his suit for damages against the Illinois Central railroad company. The counties of Mason, Menard, Tazewell, and Cass of Illinois will hold a three-days' teachers' meeting at Virginia beginning Feb. 1. JSight more patients suffering with typhoid fe,ver at Bermuda have been transferred to the hospital from H. M. S, Canada. Eleven of its crew arc sick the fever at Barbadoes and twenty at Bermuda has been received from the OpJ^ate relief party, which was at i cabin, on the middle fork 1 tho Clearwater, 120 miles frojn Ken- 4pic ;:, Idaho, Jan- 4- The party still hopes of finding Colgate alive. \ he jury in the Unitbd States court ;t ijcyenne, Wyo,, acquitted William px-postmaster, of tho charge of 1 embezzled $1,345 of postoffice were deposited iu tho i.j enne National bank at the time institution suspended, it was > Mr. Masi used the money of bis geceral expects- V,<^» ..|fljjff^pAff.t<>&' : ftkitfthtt of>f*l/br fti* *ft trt Stop ill* .. >iiatid tttue. t'mr,A»Kt,MciA, Pa,, Jan. 32.—The Knights of Labor, after ousnltation among the officers present afc a meeting last night, sent the following dispatch to J. R. Sovereign, general master wwhinafi, t.Jes Moines. Iowa. "Secure counsel, and go before the tJhitod States Supreme court immediately. Enter injunction proceedings ngaimst Carlisle, restraining him from issuing $oO,000,000 of bonds. The interests of the people, upon whom the burden of all taxation to pay tho interest and principal of the bonds falls, require that you should immediately take this step against the secretary of the treasury, enjoining him from incurring any further debt while the resources of the government, if properly applied, are sufficient to meet all lawful demands. "Jon.v W. HAYES, "General Secretary-Treasury, 1C. of L." In an interview Mr. Sovereign said.: "I am satisfied we can secure the injunction if we can only obtain a. standing in court. There arc certain legal difficulties whbh have no precedents to be solved, but we think we will at- tain.our purpose." The petition will be forwarded to Washington to-day.' . . . THC NATIONAL TREASURY. UuiiinnU Statement, of the Assets and Llahllltleg Yesterday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. — The statement of the United States • treasury showing tho classified assets of tho treasury and demand liabilities yesterday is as follow*: ASSETS. Gold coin and bullion ........... »H6,a06,liOC Silver dollars ftnd bullion ...... 836,872,074 Silver dollars and bullicn, act July 14, 1890. : . ............... 153,098,101} Fractional silver and minor coin 18,1)58,618 U nltod States notes ............ 47.700,428 United States treasury notes ... 2.89T,aB8 Gold certificates ................ Silver certificates ........... .... National bank motes ............ Deposits with national depos Itorles: ' General account ................ 11 ,317,878 Disbursing officers' .balances ---- 8,801,101 1 43,010 0,B8*,404 14,835,174 Total t78~,064,402 IUAIIII.ITIBH. Gold certificates,... ....* 77,071,709 Silver certificates. 335,980,504 United Swrtes Treasury notes... 158,070,151 Currency certificates. 41,485,000 Disbursing officers' balances, agency accounts, etc. 45,60!),81li STEVENS TO TESTIFY TO-DAY. Tliu fnvcstijvatlnj; f.'aiu<uit|jao il.lkely (<> lleur linporlunt laaAton. WAsmNfiTox, .Ian. 22.—Kx-Miuinter Stevens will probably appear .before the senate subcommittee to-day. The principal witness before tiim senate committee yesterday was J'rof. WiJiHjim B. Olson of Worcester. Alnss. ff« .described .in detail the condition of the islands, the causes of the revolution, and the .scenes and indents which occurred sit that tiniee With special reference to the landing of troops, Prof. Oleson said lie did not think they had the slightest influence, one way or the other, on the revolution. He did not think the native population could maintain a government by themselves, as but few among them were equipped for such duties, if left to themselves tins witness believed this people would either go back to barbarism or have an absolute government. Uncle Sum After Tho Sngnr Trust. Pnir.ADKi.PiUA, Pa., Jan. S3.—Argu- ment was begun yesterday in the proceedings brought by the government to have sot aside as illegal the merging- of the Philadelphia sugar refineries into tho sugar trust, The government claims the Sherman, anti-trust law has been violated and further eon- tends that the American Sugar lie- lining company is a monopoly it ml that the contracts made with the Philadelphia refineries were in aid of a monopoly. The answer of the trust is that it is not a monopoly and that the Sherman act is unconstitutional. W. Chillis Mlirh Bolter, Pnir.ADKi.i'iiiA, Pa., Jan. :.'2. — (Jeorgu W. Childs' condition is improved greatly. He is resting quietly and may bo able to come out Saturday to attend the memorial services for A. J. Drexel. It is claimed Mr. Child's illness was due to indigestion. So assuring- is his condition that L. Chu-ke .Davis, managing editor of the Public Ledger, has gone to Florida. No DislrcNS Among Fanmu-H. MONTIIKAT., Que., .Ian. :i;.. — President Van J Ionic of tho Canadian Pacific railway denies tho report which emanated from Kuropo that general distress exists among the farmers of the northwest, lie says the fact that the farmers have been able to hold an immense quantity of grain for higher prices is in itself sameient contradiction of the report. AclB A|;ulii8t thu A. 1'. A. C'omteuilUHl. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 23. — Tho American 1'rotcctivu association ended its annual convention yesterday. The most important business after the election of officers was tho discussion of acts against -members and agitators of the organization. Resolutions condemning the attack on Major Sirnins at Kaukuuna, Wis., were adopted. Not AlarioeU by Siciliau Affairs. VA.UIS, Jan. 23. —At an interview with Peputy JJeluncie Premier Crispi is quoted as saying that he thought the affairs of Sieily would be settled by the mobilization of the troops »nd they .should alarm nobody. iUeutllicil a, aiurilcrer. Colo., Jan. 3ii.— Jockey Uoeddertz, who vode at Saratoga in 1S80, identified Tpjn Conners, arrested us a vag^nt as a man who murdered a {fttbbfip on the track with a REVIEW OF ? *BAm ISSUE Of BONDS SEEMS TO AID BUSINESS. tuplrt ti»proT*ftt*nt-. of T*-*il« May 18* i.oofcAd Fur—Md«t tttduttfl«« I* Bettor Blinp* and the IS'rim her of I't «re« l.tt* than i,fttt Week. YORK, Jan. 32.— It O. Dun & Co/s weekly review of trade says: "Th* «vcnt of the week is the offer of $50,000,000 United States fl per cent ten-year-Uouds. The decision of the secretary gives much satisfaction to all who care for a sound currency, because the necessities of the treasury were dangerously strengthening those who urged the issueof $50,000,000more silver certificates against silver 'seig- niorage' to be coined. The gold not represented by certificates has .fallen below $70,000,000, the revenue continues to full -below that of last year about $.',,000,000 a month, and action in congress on various financial measures is liable at any time to excite doubts whether gold payments can be maintained. Hence replenishment of the gold reserve was necessary to a. restoration of confidence and a revival of business. The immediate effects were not great, though London, after sell ing American securities largely several days, bought to some extent, but if subscriptions for the loan should be frcc.aad. large it is hoped improvement in trade and' industry may bb hastened. "While industrial improvement continues, the gain is slow, and .increase in the purchasing power of the people by enlargement of the force at work is iu a measure through reduction in wages paid. During the last week dispatches have told of reductions averaging l.'l per cent in fifteen iron and steel works and averaging iflJi ucr cent in eleven textile works, five employing thousands of hands each having reduced wages ^0 per cent. Meanwhile twenty-five textile and eleven iron and steel concerns resumed wholly or in part against seventeen textile and four iron concerns stopping or reducing force. The volume of business done has increased in leading branches, but not largely; clearings fall below those of last year for the same week U.'J.t) per cent, and uncertainty regarding the future as yet. prevents the ventures essential to prosperous activity. "Speculative markets have been weaker, though wheat is jtfc higher, with increasing stocks and small exports, and corn is %u higher. Cotton lias fallen, as receipts continue much larger than a year ago and the demand for consumption is narrow. I'-iard and coffee are lower, but oil was advanced a cent, with largo trading-. Prices of stocks were lifted Monday, but depressed by London sales Tuesday and Wednesday, aud the quick ri&e Thursday after the offering of bonds did not last through the day, though progress in reorganixations give some strength. Earnings for January thus far are 13.4 per cent below last year's, and large shipments over trunk lines still fail correspondingly to swcli receipts. "(Jain in retail distribution of products is still small, imports at New York show for January thus far a decrease of more than ;)0 per cent, while in exports hence a gain of $3,300,000, or nearly J.'O per cent, appears. There is no thought of a movement of gold, as London sends stocks hither to settle for products. The excess of exports over imports in December was $43,00d,000, but tlie exchanges seemed to foreshadow gold exports. Greater confidence abroad in the financial future would be of especial sen-ice in coming mpnths. Idle money constantly accumulates here aud trust companies otter six months' loans at II per cent yearly, while 1 per cent is the prevailing rate on call, Failures for the week have been •107 in the United States, against 300 last year, and -111 in Canada, against -I;J Uist year." For it Now UlHtlllery at Yunlctoii. YANKTO.V, S. P., Jan. 22.—The business men of Yankton have completed negotiations for the establishment of a distillery here. Fifteen acres of land in the city limits were donated and $50,000 subscribed for stock, Tho distillery will have a capacity of 3,000 bushels of grain daily and will cost 8300,000. Tho company is composed of 1'coria distillers and I'hiladclphia capital. Literary Notes. The publishing- department of the United Society ot Christian Endeavor, 040 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., lias just recently issued the "Christian Endeavor Year llook aud Almanac for 1804." It is handsomely illustrated with over twenty cuts and contains much of interest to endeavorers, and the price is only 10 cents. The American Amateur Photographer is an illustrated monthly magazine, dc- voied solely to the interests oi amateur photography- Bach number is filled with matter of much interest to people studying the art and will prove of great assistance to 6ueh. Its illustrations are of the best and the work of its editors—Alfred Stei'ghtB, F, C. Heachand Catharine Weed Ward—is worthy of special mention. Published by the Outing Company, New York. ilarper's Bazar ior January 13th contains a sketch of Mrs. Susan B. Wallace, wife of the author of *'Bep-Hur" atnd "The Prince of India;" a practical paper on the reduction of embonpoint called "In U'avor of Symmetry;" and a treatise on the etiquette of cards. Mr. HoweU's latest farce is called "^ Masterpiece ot Diplomacy," and copcerws the anxieties of the peren- y amusiug Mrs. Roberts over the osed illness of her son. The farce v?Ul appear in the February by IJr. SKSltB. Washington, Jnn. 16. — After .transacting business o£ minor Importance, senate w**it into executive session on the Hoffitblower nomination. Hill foughtconflrmation and ivas suceen&ful (n his opposition, th6 ftp- potfttment being rejected by a majority of six. . . • .. Heading of tariff bill was begun for amendment. ; Amendment to add to free list sweat leather, binding ribbons, cut felt. etc.. for hat trimmings, was adopted At the night session Powers opposed the bill and Miidson supported it. The democrats In Battcus chose Hon. Horace Boies as their candidate. SfcXATE. WASHISOTOX. .Tan. 1.0.— President's ines- sago and correspondence on Hawaiian matter was laid before-the senate. Hoar, Gray and Daniels debated the Hawaiian affair. Federal election repeal bill came up and Palmer favored its passage. HOUSE. Wilson offered a number of committee amendments to the tan IT bill. An amendment fixing August 1 as the time at which the wool schedule should gp into effect caused much debate, and it was etlll under consideration when the house adjourned. •SKNAT&. Washington, Jan. 17.—Civil service law was discussed by a number of senators but no action was taken. Feder&l election bill was taken up and Chandler offered, an amendmentrecognii'.ing the right of federal (supervision over elections so rar-as. tto permit every candidate for congress to appoint watchers m each precinct. to guard ills interests und registration, but a vote was not reached. ••••••• HOUSE. Th« Wilson amendment fixing August 1 «s the date on which the free wool schedule should go into effeet'-vyns defeated and the substitute making-it effective at once upon the passage of tho bill was adopted. Amendment to allow tho free entry in bond of uiachlaary.aH'WCJll as materials used in the construction ot ships built for forsign account was discussed but nor, acted upon. At the night-session.Hperry, dem., at' Connecticut characterized the bill as a ,frde trade measure and said if the issue between free trade and protection • was ever presented to tho people free trade would be srerwhelmingly defeated. SENATE: "' ' . Washington. Jan. US.—A note from'Sen- ntor WalUiall of Mississippi, stating; that he hud tendered, his resignation to ttie governor of that state ou account of failing health was placed on file. A resolution was offered by Mr. Peffer ot Kansas and laid on the table, declaring that in the opinion of the senate the secretary of the treasury has no lawful authority for issuing and selling bonds, as proposed In his notice ot yesterday. A.somewhat,.similar resolution was offered by Mr. Allen ot Nebraska. The house bill to repeal the federal election laws wns then taken up and Mr. Vest addressed the senate iu support of the bill. At the conclusion of Mr. Vest's remarks, the senate went into executive session. When the doors were reopened the senate adjourned until Monday. HOUSE. HOUSE —Johnson, dem., endeavored to have steel rails placed ou the free list. Ho was vigorously attacked by l)alzell in opposition. Sibley, dem., of Pennsylvania, declared the bill a hybrid, half free trade and half protection, with the vice of both and the.virtues of neither. McKeighan. of Nebraska, UeForrest of Connecticut and Russell of Connecticut, discussed the bill and the house adjoin ned. 11O7IS)!. Washington, Jau. 1'J.—Cons'deration ot tariff hill was resumed, the pending amendment being that of Johnson to place sto«l rails ou tho free list. The amendment was finally defeated. Henderson , of , lo,wa offered ah'amendment to substitute the present low for the agricultural schedule. After lengthy debate tho house adjourned without action upon the amendment. IIOUSB. Washington, .lau. 20.—Consideration ot Uio tariff bill was continued, pending amendment being that o£ Henderson o( Iowa, which was voted down, 110 to (i:!. Amendment by Simpson to put all woolen aud cottou goods on free list was defeated. A IN¥CRO HANGED. I.j-ni:hc<l on a Plantation Xeiir linjim Snrn, I.u. NEW OIU.KAXS, La., Jan. 22.—An unknown negro was lynched on tho Greenwood plantation, owned by Charles Reed, near bayou Sara, in the Parish of West Feliciana, Wednesday night. The negro is bfilieved to li'ivc burned the"corll-erib oil RueiV.s place. A mob went to the negro's house tc give him a beating. The negro threw up the window and shot and killed one man named Roberts, an employe, and wounded a .son of Mr. Heed. The negro then attempted to escape, but he was captured and hanged. BAMBERGER EXECUTED. lirntul Murderer of the Kraidnr Family Htuii;<!<l «t Cundo, N. I). CANm>, JV. D., 'Jan. ^.—Albert F. Hamberger was hanged yesterday about a mile from this place in a dosp ravine surrounded by high hills, for the brutnl murder on .July ti, 18SI3, of six members of the Ki-eider family. A tight board fence about six feet high surrounded the scaffold, but the execution was witnessed by thousands of people who climbed the hills anil watched cve.rv detail of the, event. COLORADO SENATE MAY WIN. Belief 1'hut tlto J.ojjlslnturo Will Soon Agnui to Adjourn. DKXVKU, Colo., Jan. i3.—Communica- tions from Boulder county were read in vhe house yesterday condemning the representatives from that county for supporting the sassionists. This caused, the members from Boulder county to offer explanations, while other members caused much sport by funny remarks. The senate members held another caucus. It is now believed that an adjournment will soon be reached. Wild for a I'rlx* Fltfht. BllKCKENHrOGE, Colo., JiMl. 20.—TllO Breckenridge Athletic club offers the gold specimens that were awarded the Bi-st prize at tho World's Fair for tho Corbett-Mitchell fight. The collection Is the finest in the west aud is valued at $SO,000. RooUhouse lluslness Hlock {turn* VPIlh a ILoijs of 880,000. HU.I.SBOKO, 111., Jan. 19.—Fire at Ttoodhouse last night destroyed ^bjock of three store bujldings and the Globe hotel. Loss, $20,000; insurance, $10,000. VusGiMA, 111., Jan. 19.—The Virginia canning factory and contents were burned, toss, 15,000; insurance, $11,000. COKNJNO, Iowa, Jan, 19.—The ball of King Arthur Lodge, Knights of, Pythias, caught fire from a gasol^ne stove }ast evening, and the stage and DBS Motnes, Jan. 16.—Among the bills Introduced were the following,: To provide for the improvement of county roads; to regulate' banking and provide for examination of private banks; tp provide for * boWd of inspectors of steam*beliefs; to protect passengers on railways from attacks for murder and property, to prevent monopolies In articles of necessity. Lieu'* tenant governor announced visiting committees oil paM of senate, and adjourti- inent was taken. notrsE. Bills were introduced as follows: To fcn- courage the manufacture o£ beet sugar; to amend prohibitory law so as to permit manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors; to amend prohibitory law, providing for local option, a $1,000 license being required; to punish prize fighting; to amend road law; to regulate sale "of oleomargarine ; to suppress Russian thistle; to protect makers of promissory notes. Speaker announced lie had received notice from contestants of seats of McCann and Stillmmikos, withdrawing contest. Speaker announced visiting committees and house adjourned. ' '• At the republican caucus to-niglit to select a nominee for United States senator, John H. .Gear, John Y. 8tone, John P. Lasey, AVB. Cuiiimlns. Oeo. I>. Perkins W. F. Hepburn aud L. N. Coffin ivere the names placed m nomination. The first ballot resulted: Gear 4U, Hepburn 19. Stone 18, Lacey 1.0, Perkins 1!>, Cummins 12, Coffin 4. The second ballot: Gear r>0, Hepburn 14. Perkins 11. Coffin 3, Cummins 15, Stone 13, Lacey 8. The third tmllot: Gear f>7, Hepburn 15, Stone 11, Coffin 1, Cum inins 10, Perkins 12, L.acey 0. This gave the nomination to Gear, 67 being just enough. . SBXATE. Des Moincs, Jan. 10.-—Bishop introduced a bill to revise and amend taxation laws. Hipwell ottered n. joint resolution urging congress to speed the completion of tile Heunepin cnnal'. .'Palmer ottered one to accord right to women to vote at municipal elections. Senate proceeded to election of United States senator. 'John H. Gear 'and Horace Boius were placed in nomination arid the vote resulted, Gear 83, Boies 1.1. Gear was declared the choice of the seno-te. Resolution providing for .-joint convention to compare journal as to vote on senator passed. Adjourned. HOUSE. Bills were introduced to provide for office of state controller of counties and towns; regulating sale and manufacture of liquor; regulating issuance of license to sell intoxicating liquors; regulating manufacture of oleomargarine, butterine, etc.; conferring upon women the right to vote at municipal elections: providing that a. less number than twelve jurors may return a verdict in civil oases. 'House proceeded to election of United" States", sentttor. 'John- H. ->-GeaiV Horace Boies and Walter H. Butler were nominated. The vote resulted: Gear 77, Boies 17, Butler 1. House concurred in seriate resolution to compare journal. Adjourned. SENATE Ues Moinos, .Jnii. ]7.—Bills were pro- seated looking to an appropriates! for the support of the Iowa Weather and Crop Service, and establishing; a governing ot mutual loan and l.uildiug associations. Harmon of Delaware, Harsli of Union and Waterman of VVapcllo were added to the committee on suppression of intemperance. Rales of Twenty-fourth general assembly were adopted. "Various sections of Gov. Boies' message were referred to the proper committees. Concurrent res- [ olution providing for adjournment at 4 j o'clock until Tuesday, Jan. 38, was adopted. Senate repaired to house chamber to meet in joint session, after which adjournment wns taken. HOUSE. House coui.viri-ed in resolution for adjournment until Tuesday. Report of committee ou rules was received, and report udopto'd, the ruins of tho Twenty-fourth general assembly being selected. After tho joint session the house held a short session and then adjourned to Tuesday. .1OINT SESSION. The journals of the senate and house re lating to the vote on United States senator, as taken yesterday, were compared, and President Dungau then declared John H. Gear elected senator for six: years from March 4, 1 bill). The certificate of election was made out and u committee sent to inform Mr. Gear of his election. The senator then appeared and thanked the members for the honor conferred and pledged himself to faithfully represent the people of Iowa. The journal was then read, corrected and ftpm.'ovijrt and the joint as- surubi'y whg dissolved. PLANS FOR n ' „, PISH AS'A^feftf ILiZfift. Miiln* 1Vliit«lfc itntho? F»*l»y. • it -was a novel object laBsoQ; on tiifr effects of stimulants, that a New '1'ofk* er sojourning in Main© Irtst smnme* discovered. Beside the house where he boarded was a field that, had once boeii cultivated, but now was as barren as Snliara. "What is tiio inattee with. the land that nothing will grow o» it?" ho asked thft fisherman, .his host. ."Fish did it," was tho laconic answer. "tioW?" "Why, it was mamiral -with fitsli. You know fnrmc-rs near the seashore use porglcs, clogftata. and other fish worthless to eah to fertilize the land. And don't the lish .hist make tho crops grow for a t'c\v sea^ sous! Look at that patch now. tforr years it yielded the fmosb coriu potatoes and garden suss you eyeV heard of.' 1'ou see the fish acts on land just as alcohol acts on .•a-'man.^Itsstinitihites. It up to the highest notch, and nS long: as there is auy productive power k'fti in the soil, it goes into the crops. Hut there criino the time when that JicM gave out all' at once, and all the U«l». you could heap on it wouldn't make it: boar so much as weeds or grass. The-' only thing is to let it lie fallow until; the soil' gains strength by rest. Farmers round the seashore have found out that, though fish fertilizers give tlieim tempting crops to start with, they must bo handled as carefully as n imim ought to handle, rum or brandy." ,X- A Bay Again. i, 4 _ > I'd like to he a hoy again without a woo or en re, with frocli'les scsittentl on my face and hay-seed in my hair; I'd like to rise at. four o'clock, and do a hundred chores, and saw the wood and food tho hogs nml lock the stable floors; nnd herd (the liens and watch the bees, and take tho mules to drink, and teack tho lurko.vs how to swim, so that they wouldn't sink; and milk about a hundred cows mid bring In wood to burn,, and stand out in the sun nil d.'iy, and. churn, nnd churn, and churn; and wear- my brother's ^cast-off .cl.qtlios. and walk, four miles to'school," anil'get "a "licking: every clay for breaking some old rule, and thon get home again at night and do the chores and milk the cows and feed the hogs and curry mule? galore; and then crawl wearily up stairs to seek my little bed and hear rtnd say, "That worthless boy! He Isn't wortlt lu's bread!". I'd like to be a boy «gnhi; a boy has so much fuii; his life is just a round oi' mirth from rise to set or sun; 1 guess there's nothing pleasanter tua.n closing stable doors, and herding hens and clmsing beo>s, and doing evening chores.—Kx. x i Lawyor» i-reparlitfr to l'r«» B«ut Tlicir Case. CHICAGO, Jan. 2y.—Counsel for the .state in the Coughlin trial nrc resting 1 . The state is now awaiting- what developments tho presentation of the defense's side of tho case may bring;. The attorneys for the defense are busy preparing for the opening of their case on Monday. It is not probable that any speech will be made by either Mr. Donahoe or Judge Wing setting 1 forth what they expect to prove or disprove. They will begin at once the presentation of evidence, and it has not yet boon decided what witnesses will be tirst put on the stand. That the defense will make a most bitter attack on tho witnesses for the state is expected, but the attorneys for the prosecution arc confident the testimony is unimpeachable. The general feeling here is that the jury will disagree. Chicago Hoard of Trtulu, CHICAGO, Jan. 19.--The following tabla shows the range of quotations on the Chicago board of trade to-day: Articles. Wh't, 2- Jau... May... July... Corn, 2- Jau — Hay July.... Gats, 2- Jan... May... July.... Pork- Jan... May... Lard— Jan... May... S. Ribs- Jan ... May... Highest * •*?>& 'MX .34% .88 .30% .83J4' IS. 90 13.85 7.80 6.70 Lowest. Jan. IU. I .59? s ; , '.6SJ!*- '.37'iil 12.00 13.10 (5.55 Jan. 18. .0-1% .34% .38 12 90 13.02>< 7.65 7.55 6. BO 18.12^ 13.27J* 7.85 7.07H 6.60 6.70 TQ PROHIBIT THE A. P, A. Hill Introduced in the Kentucky Houso to punish Organizers. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Jan. 11.—Representative Quigley, of McCracken county, is after the A. V. A. with a sharp stick. He hfjs introduced a bill in tha Kentucky house prohibiting the organization or continuance oi societies whose object is to discriminate between Christians on account of their religion. The penalty is a fine of &,.>uu to $1,000 or imprisonment froin -six t" twelve mouths, or both fine and jiui A Xetr anil Terrible ExploMive. A new explosive is to replace the- powder at present in use in tho German, army. This explosive is composed chiefly of a kind of fatty substance, and is. of a brownish color. It is of the consistency of olive oil, and remains in that condition up to a temperature of 50 dog. centigrade. Tho substance, which is tho invention, of Dr. Weiss, explodes neither by a. blow, a shock, uor a spark, but. by tho Introduction pi' a fresh substance. The explosion is almost smokeless, and produces very little detonation. Among tho other advantages of t'Jiis material is absence of recoil, and a scarcely appreciable amount of heating ot! this- weapon. The cartridge' case can lio tilled again by a simple method. So far the new explosive i.as been used, for artillery only, but four new models of rifles liave boon ••jonatrnctod. in vvliich it is proposed to tost its value- for small arms. How lie O«t on at the Bur. It is said that Mr. Justice Gurncy owed his success as a lawyer to his grave manner, but especially to his clover use of thO; words 'Tlush!'' and. "Shut that door!" When he was, .at a lovss for a word, lie vised to pause' and pretend that ho- could not; proceed because of tlie noise, saying, "My lord, it is impossible for the jury to hear what I liare to say'iu. this coufusioii." By steadily following such methods- he drilled the doorkeepers and ushers to keep absolute silence.- during his- speeches. Tho consequence was that, people finding the court always perfectly quiet; while Mr. Guniey was addressing the judge ami jury, thought tliis was because-he was bettor worth listening to than other lawyers. Ami all the tiinii what he said,, though gooil enough, was not rem:irlia- blo. But in due course lie became himself a judge. Ait KnormoiiM Kite. Tim largest kite ever made in the United States is that produced Iu Durham, Greene county. The frame consists of two main -s|ic-l;s 2S feet long, weighing each 100 pounds, iuul two cross sticks, 21 foot long, and weighing 75 pounds each. All ihe sMcks- were 2x0 inches iu dimensions. Over- the framework was stretched, a great sheet of wliito duck, 25x18 feet, which weighed. 55 pounds. The tall of tUa> kite alone weighed 50 pounds aud contained 155 yards of muslin. Twenty- live hundred feet of owj-lialf-iiich. rope- served as kite strings. The plaything cost $100, and when it is mounted into the air it exerts a lifting power of 500 pounds. Six «eu. once permitted it to ascend 1,000 feet. A matter that some dairy maids have yet to learn is that butter should never- be touched by tho hands. This contact destroys the grain. Work it wholly with the ladle, aud even that must be doue In such way as not to destroy the texture, which is one of the line points • of good butter. Under ordinary conditions farmers rarely gain anything by holding their- grain. Sometimes they get a better price per bushel, but with the shrinkage interest, insurance, loss by mice, etc., make it necessary to get u price considerably larger than could be had at harvest, if they would come out even. The ideal diet, for poultry should be uwther too soft nor too hard, but it- happy

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