The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1894 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 28, 1894
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THE .UPPER JCBBI MQINESj JILQOHA, IOWA, WISDNESIUY. gEUBtTARY 28, 188fe CONGRESSIONAL. """Anarchists" and* ''rcvolutfbuisls"' -were some of the* terms applied to obstructionists in the house by Mr* Bland. A bill to give effect to the Paris tribunal findings iii the Behring Sea case lvas presented in the house. - Pursuing; .custom, Washington's farewell address was read in the senate. Mr. Martin was selected to carry s out the ceremony. The river and harbor bill this year will carry not more than $7,300,000. Ordinarily it'is at least $20,000,000. Farmers fear congress will not make appropriations for continuing work of the agricultural experimental stations. Senator Morgan's Hawaiian report •was adopted by republican votes in the committee on foreign rela-tions. Having offended a congressman, Assistant Postmaster General Maxwell is threatened with an investigation and a duel. ' Gen. Joe Shelby was - confirmed as marshal for the western Missouri district, republican opposition being turned by a joke. No opposition has developed in the senate to the Chicago appointments and they will probably bo confirmed this week. y Pension agfents have beofn sent rc- •.vi^ed irttles for. the.better protection of the.government against fraud. The last of the Columbian postage • stamps have been sent out Hard times affected the proceeds of the sale. Senator Edward 1). White of Louisiana was nominated for the supreme bench and was at once confirmed. Minister Willis' reply to President Dole's letter, recently made public, •was given to congress, with other, correspondence. An investigation of the patent office i<5 asked by Senator Hale as a result of charges of favoritism in a printing . contract. 'mfiy d$>5(t«i'tB 'tiple eitargtes of jcrttfelty itt p'ttfit&hing prifebftfelS afc lite stats jjefcltetiliftitfv Monitor.^bf the A. l\ A. are accused of gross frauds iii th<$ Johnson county. Indiana, primary elections. CASUALTfES. A business block aftd n public school building at Fort Wa.yne, Ittd., were destroyed. Losses at« put at ftl 50,OooJ Flattiee are raging ill the mine oi the Springfield Jnt&etion (111.) "Coal company. Six mules weife smothered. Eight men were killed by an explosion in the coal mines at lllossburg, N. M. Three \vere injured. Five men were killed a-nd .several injured by the explosion of & boilef in a mill at Cotnpte, La. A seven-story bnil«15ngwa,s destroyed % at St., Lou is. The total loss is $250,000, -with an insurance of, about $200,000. Nearly £200,000 damage was done a1 Quiney, 111., by a bh!7-o which originated at the Keliatle Incubator company's works. With difficulty 3.13 female inmates were rescued from the burning asylum at Rochester, N. Y. Lincoln (Neb.) opera house wasdam- aged to the extent of 550,000. The loss is covered by insurance. Three boys were killed and six injured by explosion' of a boiler on a plantation near Homna, La. NOTABLE DEATHS. •CRIME. .A;plot to burn and loot Oadsden, Ala., was frustrated by the arrest of -faur of the conspirators. i Ohio's-board of charities has found :good ground for the charges against Superintendent Clark of.the Deaf Mute • institute. .: President Yetzer and Cashier Dicker-' •«on. of. the Cass County bank of Atlantic, Iowa, have been indicted for fraud. .For perjury in.the Howard cnse four •witnesses.were sentenced to imprison• inent for three years at hard labor. Rudolph J. Peschmann was found .guilty of the murder of Mrs. Schrnm, Milwaukee. Mrs. Freda Rothschild, Omaha, was •badly disfigured .by a tramp pouring coaLoil upon,her and setting her on flre. Mrs. Deidrick Konsman was found dead in a vacant house in Kansas City. She had been;murdered and robbed. ' fought.a duel with broadswords in ..a saloon in Orange, N. J. One was cut several times. . Wapello county, Iowa,.residents have discovered so much official crookedness that one arresfchos-beon made. Others will follow. Jacob Heastor, near .Huntington, Ind., handed 51,500 over ,to three masked .midnight robbers, turned over and.went to sleep. Omaha police have uncovered a gang of female counterfeiters and .two of its snembors are under arrest. Footpads attacked Dr. Francis M. Abbott at Indianapolis. He -shot one of his.assailants and was.hiuiself fatally wounded. Erastus Wiinan, the former 'iking of Staten Island," has been arrested, charged with issuing forged paper. Stephen Laiulo, .claiming .to be a rabbi converted ; to Christianity, was arrested for .frand :at Guthrie, O. T. Enrag-ed residents of Htanton, Ala., are avenging ,the .murder of Mrs, Euckcr by killings number of negroes. POLITICAL. Indictments. against ten -persons have been found by the grand jury investigating the Michigan salaries amendment frauds. An Address to the public was issued from St. Louis by the national central committee of the populist party. National .ficmvcntioji of the populist party put in the -entire .day at tit Louis ill talking of party schemes. Democrats were denounced and republicans applauded xA the convention of the Missouri republican clubs 8,t Springfield. Latvst oflicial returns fr.oui the election iu 1'eimsylvuuia send Grow's plurality up to the unprecedented total of 180,133 guperinteuidcut of Instruction Parker of Ojilahoma Territory, denies the rhjlit, of the governor to depose him. Ac'jutant General Artz of Kansas is to be decapitated by Uov. JJewcUing •for it ilegetl croqkud vf ork. .Mrs. Eva lilacluuan, s»eci-etary of the JL,»worth, K;in., police board, d the removal of Chief Pickeus. Lillian Durcll. an opera singer, died in New York of consumption. She had been on the. stage, for eleven years. Rev. Marsena Stone died at his son's residence in Omaha, Neb. Ho was a prominent abolitionist in antebellum days. Commander Edwin T. Woodward, United States navy, died at Saratoga, N, Y. He was 50 years old. Father John Bray died at Thomasville, Ga. He was M years old and was ordained in Dubuquc, Iowa. Major James L. Mitchell, ex-mayo of Indianapolis, died from heart dis ease, the result of grip. Thomas McLaughlin, who had been roadmasterof the Panhandle for nearly a lifetime, died at Chicago. Joseph Kcppler, the cartoonist o I Puck, died iu JS'ew York from spina trouble. He was born in Austria ii 1838. COMMERCE AND FINANCE. Stockholders of the Chicago Edison company decided to increase the capital stock front .'$!t,000,000 to §5,000,000. Receiver Steiuke's report on the Casf County bank at Atlantic, Iowa, shows the concern was looted by its officers. Ueports of an effort by Chicago to borrow'$5',000,000 in the cast were denied by Comptroller Ackerman. The Masonic IJenevolent'Association of Central Illinois has failed. It has *j1,101.38 to pay death losses of «ia- 33J.35. A New York syndicate bought the Lafayette, Ind., gas plant for !SS(iO,000. Senator Bricc and Gen. Thomas will retire. RAILROAD NEWS. President Stoddiird of the populist railroad says work will begin at the Texas cud of the lino in two weeks. Ill health has caused the resignation of W. O. Ilugart, for twenty-two years president of the Grand Rapids & Indiana. A decrease in gross earnings of $7,081,000 and in net of $-1,37-1,3-14- is shown by the Union Pacific's annual report. The Chicago & Erie, as well as the Grand Trunk, refuses to use the "not negotiable" bill of lading. George \V. Hunt has brought suit at Seattle, Wash., against the Union Pacific receivers to recover $,'',000,000 damages. Last week's east-bound shipments showed an increase of 3,100 tons over the previous one, due to cut rates on corn and oats. ! i publicans in ihc New Tork as- fi My unseated Graham, a democrat. t-ivt-i-cr New York bill wa,-> laid over |n tlu) senate. ofliciAls charged with the vote on the salaries remove*} Jjy fot> RELIGIOUS. New headquarters of the Illinois Woman's Christian Temperance Union association were opened in lilooming- ton. Presiding elders of the Rock River Methodist conference have selected Galena, 111., for the annual October meeting. Rev. J. If. Stark, lately deposed at Waukon, Iowa, refuses to surrender his-pulpit, A suit will be instituted, FOREIGN. Trouble is said to be brewing in Samoa. A son of Tamasese is leading a revolt against Malietoa. London police suppressed all attempts at a demonstration at the funeral of Anarchist llourdin. Two ii-ed flags were captured. A resolution opposing the reopening of the Indian mints to silver was adopted by the iJengal Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. John li. Martin, formerly Victoria Woodhull, told her life .story on the hearing of her auit against British museum trustees. Six of the anarchists accused of conspiring to kill the emperor were sentenced at Vienna to various terms of imprisonment. insurgent transport Mercurio was sunk by the Hwmlian government buttery at Pouto Madanje. 4<lvices received in London say Guatemala has suspended payment on its exterpdKdcbt/owing to silver's de^ cline. " V ''•"'• l! " '•'-•'• Siguoi- Bian^heri wus elected president of the Italian chamber of deputies, receiving 191 yotes on the second ballot- As tlie rebel ship Ayuidabiin left Itio bay a be^vy tire was poured 11410 fccr from government forts/ officers 4«j feaid tt> b'e. iMg American UolotiiSts Sftto service ahd the American CortSfit has been appealed to. Disorder marked the reassembling of the Italian chamber of depitties, the members almost coming to blows. Emperor Will Jam of Oorruany visited Wilhelftishaven with Prince 'Henry of PftlSsia to inspect his war ships. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. Prank C. McKcan of Sioux college was awarded first prize in the oratorical contest at l^airfield, Iowa. Lecturing tours have been arranged by members of the K. -of L. executive board, with the hope-of revivifying the order. Many settlers will -be dispossessed by a decision establishing Nebraska's •claim to 25,000 acres in IJoyd county. Publicity given to the purchase of arms by-Toted o members of the- A. P. A. may lead to disruption of the order. •Henry Guy Carleton and Alice May, ;a Chicago actress, were married secretly in Milwaukee the Ulst of last month. Sandow, the "strong- man," was hyp- notised by Dr. C. H. Mereerean of New York and made to do many strange things. Gotham's millionaires are subscribing liberally to the fund for relief of the unemployed. W. W. As tor gave §10,000. Michael Connors, an ex-convict, told JJov. Jackson a terrible tale of the brutalities practiced iu Fort Madison penitentiary. With an appeal for mercy that brought tears to many eyes, Attorney Donahoc ended his speech in the Coughlin trial. A reception closed the convention of the Illinois Press association. Officers were elected and national delegates appointed. An indication of returning prosperity is given by the blowing in of one of the big- furnaces of the Illinois Steel company. Hank clearings for the week at American cities show a decrease of 43.!i per cent in comparison with last year. Jacob Smith, said to bo the oldest Mason in the United States, died in Gerard county, Ky. Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly, an aged lady of Des Moines, Iowa, was run over by a team of horses and died soon afterward. Jicnjamin Wing, sent to the northern Indiana prison from Hcndricks county for murder one year ago, was pardoned by Gov. Matthews. A verdict of acquittal was returned at Porryville, Ark., in the case of the brothers, on trial for murdering 15. Luvinson, a merchant of Little Rook. Mexico has sold 200,000 acres of land in Chiapas, on which a colony of the Salvation ii.nny will be established, Illinois' attorney-general has notified the Joliet prison authorities not to pay taxes assessed by Will county officials Ten men from ice-bound steamers made a perilous trip of five miles across the ice to St. Joseph, Mich. Executive board of the Knights of Labor declared a general boycott on St. Louis' English syndicate beer. The Metropolitan club, New York, has blackballed Rev. W. S. Rainsford, Addison Oamnuick and Collis P. Huntington. Alderman Wadsworth hoisted the English 'lug above the American at Philadelphia. Residents made him haul down the first. Mrs. Sophia Uercsford died at San Francisco from glanders. A diseased horse had sneezed in her face. A rich deposit of copper was struck in New Mexico by a mining company of which E. T. JelVery is a member. Depauw university is said to have lost from ,«:!(),000 to $70,uOO by the failure of the plate glass works ut Alexandria. A party of American capitalists will go to San Domingo to place its financial and economic system on a more solid basis. Steps toward closer relations with other labor orders will be taken at the meeting of the Knights of Labor executive board. A change in the libel laws to conform to those of Michigan was advocated at the meeting of the Illinois Press association. Officers and crew of the Kearsarge were landed at New York. There is no hope of saving the wrecked cruiser. Frank Lawler's friends have started a "boom" for him for west Chicago assessor. Another term in congress is also suggested. Daily expenses of the Chicago Central Relief association are $3,1)50, and liberal contributions are needed at once to carry on the work. Coroner's jury censured the North Chicago Street Railroad company for carelessness m causing the death of 11. S. llolden. iudge MclMll of the interstate com merce commission is dangerously nick at his home in Crestou, Iowa.. Polish and Italian women marched the streets of Bessemer, Mich., demanding free drinks from the saloonkeepers. Ten thousand threatening men gathered ut the state house in Boston. 1'hey were finally dispersed by the police. Warm rain is melting the snow in mountains and foothills, and Stockton, Sal., is threatened with a flood. Salvage of the World's Fair is bring- ng in more money th$u any pf the inanciurs expected to g-et for it. At Chicago, Mrs. J. Sayles' clothing caug'ht fire. Before the blaze could be >ut out she was so badly burned that ihu died. Mayor Hopkins of Chicago in person nspected the ground given to the St. railway by the "f A wa'fraitt has'Wen, isiltlcti M' ttogg of TexaSj who i% saija td. lulled a de£r ifa tfte cldfce' se&soiv • Chaska, tlie'. Santee 'Indiatt wn married to Cora fellows a number o years ago, has eloped with a colored belle. Senator Mnrtin was hanged in effigj at Pond Creek, O. T., for his- vote in favor of the Rock Island road. Jumping from a train of which th gripman had lost control, H. S, Hoi den was killed in the LaSalle stroe' tunnel, Chicago. P. W. Talbot of Chicago committed suicide in a Detroit botel with prussi acid. Business reverses \vcre the causi of the act. A suit which involves St. Louis property valued at $50,000,000 has been brought by the heirs of Jean Baptiste Becruitt. Unknown persons threaten H. U Antrim, cashier of a Freeporfc, 111. bank, with death unless he gives them $700. Surrounded near Visalia, Evans ant Morrel, the notorious California ban dits, surrendered to the officers. .John Y. Me Kane, the "boss" o Oravcsend, N. Y., was sentenced bi Judge Bartlett to six years' imprison ment at Sing Sing. At Hager, Mich., Frederick Westfal slashed his wife with a case-knife anc after setting- fire to the house hangec himself. Two Mexicans armed with rifles so cured a largo amount of booty by rob bing a stage coach .jicar Spearfish, S. D, S. P. White and Henry W. Hoeratl were indicted at Nebraska City, Neb., for hanging Secretary Morton in cfligy. CELEBRATE THE DAY. Wuslilngton'8 Hlrthdny Appropriately Kccoguized. AtChicogo, Feb. 32, Governor William McKinlcy of Ohio made two Washington's birthday addresses under the auspices of tlie Union League club, lie spoke in the afternoon at the Auditorium and at night at a banquet at the clubhouse. The Union League club has always been among the foremost in the celebration of Washing- GOV. M KINLEV. ton's birthday, and each year it secures some prominent man to deliver a suitable oration. This year the choice fell on Gov. McKinlcy. Many business houses 'were closed and exercises in honor of the day were held in all the school houses of the citv. Illinois Dairymen Adjourn. DIXON, 111., Feb. 24.—The annual meeting of the Illinois State Dairymen's association and Leo County Farmers' institute closed yesterday afternoon. Lovejoy •Johnson vacated the chair as president of the state dairymen's association and Hon. John Steward of Elburn, Kane county, was elected to the office. Ouly One of tlio Kr nepers Alive. MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Fob. 24.-— One member of the Krueger family who was sick with trichinosis is now living. Three members, two girls and one boy, died last night. The number of deaths from the terrible disease in this family is seven. MARKET REPORTS. 28 •H !M 17 48 ®. fj 10 ©520 © a 40 © FEBIIUAHY a: CHICAGO. 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OAM-S ................... ... . 55 31 71 4 4.) 5 35 a oo 41 02 fit) © 71 © 5 7n © 5 5J © 3 4J © 41 © © KANSAS CITY. © © @ ©• SHS 02 5-1 61 31 30 ^ 4« 47 31, '4 CATTQS Hoes NEW YOKK. WHEAT—No. 2 Hed Cous—No. '4 OATS—WLUto Wostcru 11UTTJEK TOJ-KDO. WHEAT—No. 3 Had CoiiN—No. 3 Ytllow GATS—No. S Misod Kyis-No. 2 •i 85 1 89 80 © 4 93 © 4 95 © 4 50 61 « S7 f" /"' © & & CHARGE OF JVilMTY'S BRIGADE. (At Lovejoy Station, Oft , An?, in, I'Of.) Trapped wils tho wary but fearless Kilpatriok, , Sorely besot by u jubilant foe. Pourlna thoir bro.idsides from front, flank and rearward. Eager to crush his command fit a blow. Hoar thoir exultant choor, As they on flank appear. Reynolds hu-j massed a division in front of ; him: Cleburno comes'down at theri^ht on tho run Jackson on left and in roiu- with his batteries, • Hurls shot mid sholl from full many iv gun. "Never surrender," lias gone forth tho odlot. "Novor," cries Minly. "while I have a blade: Give but tho word and we carvo out; a pathway, I and my men of tho old First Brigade." "Forward, tho F.rsl. Britf'idc, Chaivio yondor bnrrloiule!" : ThH tho rooly of the swift-actins? lender, While, HUe tin arrow shot out Irom tho.bpw, Mtnty's briciiido loailpd forth on their mission, Kach trooper's wnom with ni'dof a.'low.. • Over the hill dashed ih'e galiopin'-t squadrons, iSlrlliliifc a chill to the hearts of tho ioe: OIHturin: SuliOM now throw b.iuk thosunlK'ht. Then in warm life-blood they dim tho bright lilow. Awful tho uaps, they made, As the iierco irannonado .Shakes tht! whole oarth and. blots out the heavens; Sttl 1 roclo that lino of stool fhnhitr? its wr.ith, Llko mountain avalanche onward it thundered, Hurlliv,' to death all that stood in its path. Ten thousand mon their volleys are pourin-y Inlo the ranlcs that in unequal tl ht Dnred yet to charge the enemy boldly. Tliou/h thore wore six to their one now in sfeht, 'Midst such a inotal rain, Valor socms all in vain , Murderous shpll exploded about them, .Whistling minio-balls screamed through the air, .Emptying saddles and staining tho greensward— Oh, the brave men who are perishing there! Ynt tho hold horsemen are eagerly pressing In where the barricade Jackson doth shield: Sabers are whirling in circles above them, Armed with the vengeance which patriots • wield. Crash? and the lines arc mot, Sabers with blood are wot. Steel has mot steel, and is drinking tho lifeblood.: Horses and riders in heaps strew tho ground. Kllio and pistol shot whistling about thorn, Tear through tho air, volleyed round upon round. Minly is hewing his way at the forefront, Swift Mclntyro has captured a «un. Daily's own hand has taken another Every bold trooper has prodigies done. Stop tho tornado, Block up its way. though Cherish no thought, this llerco torrent of stemming: Mluty's Brigade will not oe denied. What lhou'.;h an army should block up the pathway, It shall bo swept far away on the tide. Still went tho clamor on, still Hoved the crimson tide. .Still swayed the deadly strife hither and yon, Strike for Old Glory, boys, down with the stars and bars: You.havo a ro id to win. it must be won." Hark, yondor loud hurrah! Victory's proud huzza! Seo the one-stubborn foe, broken asunder, Shattered atvl bleeding, now Hoe far away. Sheath your red sabers, your duty is e.ndort, ' Safe lies the path, you have won tho proud day. —K. A. Whltmiiii. .Stonewall Jackson 'Before the War. Tlie late General D. II. Hill, of the ^onfederiite army, who was a close, 'riend of Stonewall Jackson for many fears, and his brother-in-law, is the uithor of a paper in the Century containing much that is new and interesting- regarding tho famous Confederate leader. Genei-al Hill says: When .Jackson first came to the Virginia military institute he was a lyspeptic and something of a hypochondriac. His health wa.s bad, but ic imagined that lie had many more lilments than he really did have, le had been at a water-rare estab- ishment iu the North, and the pre- icription had been given him to live on stale bread and buttermilk, and to vcar a wet shirt next his body, le followed these directions for nore than a year after coming 1 Lexington. Boarding- at a jublic hotel, thesa peculiarities ttractcd much attention, and he vas ranch laughed at by tho rude and coarse. But he bore all their jests vith patience, and pursued his plan inmoved by their laughter. In like naniicr lie carried out strictly the di- •ections to go to bod at nine, o'clock. f that hour caught him at a party, a ecturo, a religious exercise, or any ther place, lie invariably loft. His Jyspcp.sia caused drowsiness,and often 10 went to sleep in conversation with a friend, and invariably, without ex- .eption, went to sleep at church. I lave seen his head bowed down to his very knees during- a good part of tho erinon. lie always heard tho text of jur good pastor, the llev. Dr. White, ind a few of his opening- sentences, >ut after that all was lost. I remember a wittiicsrn at his ex- lense which caused a good deal of .musement. Tho faculty of the two olleges was specially invited to at- eiid a lecture of a celebrated mesmerist. Many of the citizens of the town vero also present. Tlie lecturer, aftai- oing- some surprising things wished o try his hand upon one of the pro- essors. Major Jackson went forward o the stage, but his will was too trong for thnt of the mesmari/.er, and he operator failed to aft'jct him. The perator showed so much chagrin and mortification at his failure that thu .udience became very intiuh amusuil. .nd their fun ran over when a witty .aughter of Governor McDonald said ip a stage whisper, "-No one can put Major Jackson to sleep but the llev. Dr. White!" I believe that Jackson never entirely overcame this 'drowsiness in church, though in military service his health improved, ami drowsiness'wore off. to same extent. "Tho Old Jlurtftml." For four years the ship that Commodore Farragut loved to call "tho Old Hartford," dismantled and desolate, liasla'u in Uotten How at Mare i.shnul. Not long ago there cam^ an or del* for her restoration, and tliu hulk tiuir bearj so niuuy honorable .sc-.u , ,- .;, (owed to the quay wall, But the order hud been, rescinded. ( The HftffcfoM once more lifts a place in Rotten Row. Tho* $000,000 thnt was to have beert expended in repairs and alterations has been diverted to other channels. The prospect now is that the Hartford will rock idly at her station until time has wrought scars that money cannot efface, arid at last be condemned and some speculator profit by the fragments. If there is any sentiment in the navy it IB not enough to- withstand the pressure of hard times, 1'he Hartford was built in Charleston, in 185S. Trim and staunch she looked then. J for length is 22") feet and beam^ forty-iour. Her speed, with steam* and sail, was eleven knots. But the tale of the Hartford begins witli 1802. when bhe left Philadelphia with a battery then considered terrible, to become the flagship of the Western blockading squadron. What the Hartford, commanded by the intrepid Farragut, accomplished is a part of the story of the civil war.aud when a year and seven months later she appeared at New York with the marks of the battle upon her she had already become the "Old Hartford," and the populace gave an ovation intended half for her and half for Ifarru- gut,who had guided her through fierce encounters, and from under hostile batteries lining, the. shores of the waters of the South, It wns at the battle of Mobile Bay that the Hartford fought her way'into history. There her deck was crimsoned and strewn with dead, and there for a time she resisted bravely the ponderous rams of the Southern fleet. But the tale lias been told. The Hartford is pf the past. Yet there is many a veteran who will feel a personal grief to know that she is to remain neglected, and that the flagship of the Western blockading squadron is only a relic now, her career ended- and her glory half forgot.—San Francisco Examiner. ' Tito Votcrun'ii J?ut«. The old Texas veteran was dying. For days he lay unconscious in his log cabin. The doctor had given up all hope of his recovery. In a few more hours all would be over. There was. nothing for the faithful watchers to- do but wait for the end. How time that seems to take nothing as it passes finally robs us of everything! • There was nothing in the shrunken features and wasted form of the dying- man to remind one of the liardy frontiersman who had once been Sam Houston's most daring scout, whose unerring rifle was a terror to the bloodthirsty Comanche, and who- had blazed his way with his dripping bowie-knife through the ranks of Santa Anna's Mexicans. Suddenly there came a change over the face of the dying man. There was an eager look on his face as he whispered, "Hurry up, boys, wo must ionic up with them before night!" a.nd bis sons, themselves gray-haired men, whispered tog-ether. They knew his thoughts had gone back half a century iind he was once more with Jack Elayes following the trail of Indians that had captured a white family. For a few moments the old veteran was so still and • motionless that the watcher's thought his spirit had fled. Then he clutched the blankets. There was a frown on his wrinkled brow and i glare in his eyes that would have appalled a demon, as through his lenched teeth, like the growl of a tiger, came the words, "No quarter! Re— nember the Alamo!" He was again charging the Mexicans on San Jacinto's bloody field. But look! What a marvelous trans- Iguration! An expression of ineffable tenderness, like a gleam of sunshine on some ancient ruin, came over his wrinkled features as he softly whispered, "Little May." His sons glanced at each other. For nore -than fifty years that name has lover, passed his lips. She was hie- only daughter, who had brought sor- •ow and disgrace to his heart. "Come, ittlo one," he whispered with a smile m his lips, "let us go out on the >rairie and pick some flowers"—and .hen he was still forever and ever. Vmcn! Soir-Coufe»HO(l Hero. It was just in front of a large cl.ub- louse, which faces the Brooklyn Pros- sect park parade ground. She was evidently a stranger in the city, and 10 was showing her the sights, In .ho ceuter of the little hill stand two old guns. At the first glance it becomes evident that they have both .eon much service. They look very jicturesque. "And what is this sweet old gun?' 1 lie asked naively of her escort, who ooked barely 40 years of ag-e. 'This gam? Oh, yes; we captured ..hat at Gettysburg-, you know. I was he first one to leap upon it, and with uy sword alone killed eleven of the jnomy, Oh, yes; many a fond remem-> brauoe is linked in my breast with .his old fieldpiece." Ass they walked away, arm in arm, .he girl looked confidently and ud- niringly into the self-confessed hero's "ace. I .strolled over toward the gun and ookcd it over carefully. lOngraved in arge, heavy letters is the followingegeiid: "Taken at Princeton, Jan.. 3, 1777." Ituttlcs <»<• the Future. Writers ou military science uuite in claiming that future.battles will begin with .^..series of hot skirmishes, along Uie^iront. These skirmishes will gradiiuJJy increase in heat ami the number of -combatants, reinforcements being sent according to circumstances, until this entire front is i n - vohvd. Artillery will bi> used as fur :is possible, but n.flur this battle is fully un.l.'r wiiy liulfiss.'.ican be made of cavalry ;,av'i in outflanking. The day of i-hiirgi-s in wars U over,' <m account ol the mcr.utsu of range and effect in <.-;uuu,n and r!iIc-.> Kittle can be pre- i.uTi-'i! ,.f tuiiiiv batik-, beyond opeu- ..i;. in .MI.U •]> us th,> rest must now be j'MiU'.l l v L-x.pcrimu:t.—New York -

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