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THE TOPEK M38 MOINES! ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23. 1898, President McKinley Gives Out Statement! FULL IN0UIRY TO BE MADE, Declares Ho Will Act Promptly If tbe D Investigation Disproves tho Theory of Accident 1 —Heroism of the Ballon After the Explosion. Washington, Feb. 19.—Shortly after midnight President McKinley decided to make the following statement regarding the Maine, which was given by his secretary: "Based upon information now in his possession, tho president believes that tlie Maine was blown up as the result of an accident, and he reports the court of inquiry will de- iVOlop the fact. If it is found that the disaster was not an accident, prompt and decisive steps will be taken in the premises. Tho finding of the naval court will develop the cause, and until that is submitted nothing will bo done." THREATENED VIOIiBKOK. High Official In Havana Enraged by tho Visit of tho Mill no. New York, Feb. 19.—Tho Evening World contains a copyrighted cablegram from Havana, signed by Sylvester Scovol, which repeats graphically the story of the blowing up of the battleship Maine, and says: "The quays and docks were jammed •with spectators during these sad proceedings, and I am informed that some jubilant sayings were heard among the crowd, and that some of the lower elements rejoiced over the 'Yankee massacre,' as they termed it. Personally, I saw nothing but sympathy. It was too colossal not to dwarf even International jealousy and apprehensive hate. Only in the palace did I see signs of content. "It is said Capt. Sigsbee was writing a letter to his wife In. his port cabin when the explosion occurred. "All the lights were instantly extinguished. Sigsbee, running out, bumped into a perfectly disciplined marine orderly, who, amid shrieks, groans, flames and horror and in the dark, saluted and said: " 'Sir, I have to inform you that the ship has been blown up and is sinking.' "The bravo marine is named Wm. Anthony. He said to me when I spoke of it: " 'Oh, that's nothing; any Yankee marine would do that.' "This coolness was noticeable everywhere among the men, and when the boats and their maimed loads had left the wreck for the hospital there was no jabbering, no excitement. The officers who had something to do did it quietly. The others said nothing. All stood this fire as coolly as others once gave three cheers for the British war- 1 ship Calliope In the hurricane at Samoa. "The correspondents of the Madrid press have sent home foreboding messages, and on the civil side of the palace there are grave apprehension and scant courtesy. When I asked Secretary Congosto to aid me in talking to Gen. Solano over securing the re-opening of the cable for the messages of the Maine's officers he coldly said it was none of his business; that Gen. Solano was in sole charge. Fortunately that gentleman was courteous, and the messages went. "In view of his present attitude I , shall now quote what Secretary Con- Gosto, then the acting governor-gener- dl, or fulfilling the functions of that responsible position, said to me the night before the Maine arrived. Consul-General Lee had told him that afternoon that a warship would come. Congosto belligerently objected. Gen. Lee then said: " 'Remember, if any trouble does occur, I shall have the whole fleet here In four hours.' "Shortly after I saw Secretary Congosto and he was very mad. He was also Indiscreet. He said to me: " 'If your people would only let us alone it would be all right. Spain has put up with more than any other nation would have done. I have warned you that there will be trouble if the Maine comes here. Now bring your ships here. If you want war you can have it. You will find Spain has not forgotten how to flght.' "I took these words at the time as the angry utterances of an overtaxed diplomat. Now they seem to mean something more." and easily affected by con cusslon, did not go up is another mystery, and a mefcy as well, since had th« after magazine exploded no one on board could have escaped death. When the keys of the magazines wera delivered to Captain Sigsbee the temperature of the forward magazine was 69, and it Is said that no high explosives were stored there, which would seem to make the mystery more dense. Regarding the explosion the officers of the Maine are reticent. They are evidently under orders to keep quiet on the subject, but the men talk more freely, and they, including the petty officers of the Maine, are almost unanimous In insisting that the explosion was caused by a large torpedo, planted before the arrival of the Maine at Havana. The naval men here say that would be possible, but is not likely. The anchorage for the Maine was designated by a buoy and tho location of the buoy was fixed by the harbor officials. It Is added that any official, perfectly posted as to the currents and tides, might plant a torpedo at night so that, under certain conditions of tide, it would be under tho forward part of tho Maine as she swung to her moorings. Once planted, it is further stated here, such a torpedo could bo exploded from the shore or from a boat at any time fixed upon by those in tho secret. The anthracite coal here for the supply of the United States warships is being overhauled in search of infernal machines. It is pointed out, however, that the Maine took her coal on board here a week ago, and it is not likely that the mechanism of any Infernal machine would delay action so long, WILL BUND NO SHU'S. Disavows the Language Used by I De Lome. INCIDENT IS NOW CLOSED, IOWA LEGISLATURE. State Department at Washington Receives a Note Which I» Satisfactory— Spain Claims to Desire Commercial Relations. Washington, Feb. 19.—Spain has officially disclaimed in a positive manner the reflections contained in the De Lome letter, and, as officially announced by the state department, the Incident is satisfactorily closed. The following is given out ns an abstract of a note sent by the Spanish government to Minister Woodford at Madrid: "The Spanish government on learning of the incident in which Minister Dupuy De Lome was concerned, and being advised of his objectionable communication, with entire sincerity Navy Department Denies Reports That tho Mil I no Would Bo Replaced. Washington, Feb. 19. — The government has settled back into a waiting attitude in respect to tho terrible raa- ine disaster in Havana harbor. Tho great shock caused by the news has given away to a calmer and more judicial state of mind, and, realizing from the events of the day that the court of inquiry is tho sole dependence in the j search for tho cause of the Maine's loss, tho naval officials are now resigned to await the result of that inquiry by a court named by the navy department. At the navy department specific denial was given of the report emanating from Madrid that a torpedo flotilla was about to leave Key West for Cuba. It was stated that only two torpedo boats, the Gushing and the Ericsson, are at Key West, and these have not been ordered, and will not be ordered, according to present plans, to Cuba. It was strongly asserted that no present purpose existed of sending any warships there. ' Convinced It Was An Accident. Washington, Feb. 19. — In the ab- STILL A SECRET. Cause of tUe Explosion In Havana Harbor Remains a Mystery, Key West, Fla., Feb. 19— The cause of the explosion that resulted in the destruction of the United States battleship Maine and the death of 258 men is completely shrouded in mystery, and the demolition of tho battleship is BO complete that it is probable that the • secret of the disaster will never be known. It ia believed here that the censorship at Havana will now be made more strict than ever, and that a postal supervision will be demanded as a military necessity, A lieutenant of the Maine, whose name is withheld at his request, was questioned regarding a despatch from Haya,n,a saying that a diver hafl ered ^ boje apparently made by a tor-* n.ed,o Jp the Jhu.ll o| the Ma}n,e. H, e said: ."Why »ot mal^e the hpje §00 leet,-op p»e story |s IJkeJy ajs the, tittw « w are expre$ie4 here that the 8Qt Of the the sence of definite information the drift of opinion at the navy department and among ordnance experts is that the Mainp was destroyed by the explosion of a powder magaxine, which was caused by spontaneous combustion in her coal bunkers. The President and members of the cabinet hold to that view. Secretary Long said: "I have believed from tho first that it was an accident and it will require very positive evidence to convince me to tbe contrary. I do not think there is any difference of opinion in the cabinet on the subject." The Maine's Wreck Is Total. Washington, Feb. 19.— Admiral Sicard telegraphed Secretary Long from Key West as follows: "In the opinion of Lieut. John Hood of the Maine, who has just arrived from Havana, the Maine can never again be utilized as a ship. He describes the whole forward body of the ship as completely collapsed where the shock of tho explosion was the heaviest. Photographs of the wreck will be sent to the department. SICARD. Public liurlal of the Victims. Havana, Feb. 19.— The interment of the martyrs of the Maine took place Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock. The flags on the public buildings were at half-mast and many of the houses were draped in mourning. All classes were represented in the throngs that filled the streets along which the funeral procession passed to the cemetery. The population gave every indication of the profoundest respect. Captain Slgsbeo Still Silent. Havana, Feb. 19.— Captain Sigsbee still declines to express any opinion aa to the primary cause of the wreck. Seven more bodies have been brought ashore. The bodies so far identified are those of Dierking, Graham, Sergeant Brown, Chief Machinist Mero, Gaffney, a fireman. Tusman, Mertz, Sheridan, Cosgrove and Seery. Several trunks of bodies have been found. To Ascertain the Cause. Washington, Feb. 18,— A court of inquiry has been announced to investigate the blowing up of the battleship Maine. The personnel of the court la as follows: Capt. W. T, Simpson, of the Iowa; Capt. F. B. Chadwick, of the New York; Commander W. P. Potter, of the New York; Heut.-Commander Adojpb. Marix, of the navy department. House KemeiHoa a Defect. Springfield, JH., Feb. 19.— On motion of Mr. Gufflu the house concurred in the action of the senate in striking put the emergency clause in the bill m.a.fe, Jng an appropriation to aI4 the attorney general in, -the defense of the in- «purt heritance ta* cases }n the of the u»ite4 States, wag passed some week? agq, promptly signed, by yfa g 0y t #*e, &,°W< by tO emWP In tfce laments the incident which was the cause of the interview with the minister. Minister De Lome had presented his resignation and it had been accepted before the presentation of the matter by Minister Woodford. Tho Spanish ministry, in accepting the resignation of a functionary whose services they have been utilizing and valuing up to that time, leaves it perfectly well established that they do not share, and rather, on the contrary, dlsauthorize, the criticisms tending to offend or censure the chief of a friendly state, although such criticisms had been written within the field of friendship and had reached publicity by artful and criminal means. This meaning had taken shape in a resolution by the council ministers before Gen. Woodford presented the matter and at a time when the Spanish government had only vague telegraphic reports concerning the sentiments alluded to. The Spanish nation, with equal and greater reason, affirms its view and decision after reading the words contained In the letter reflecting upon the President of the United States. "As to the paragraph concerning the desirability of negotiation of commercial relations, if even for effect, and importance of using a representative for the purpose stated in Senor Dupuy De Lome's letter, the government expresses concern that, In the light of its conduct, long after the writing of the letter, and in view of the unanswerable testimony of simultaneous and subsequent facts, any doubt should exist that the Spanish government'has given proof of its real desire and of its innermost convictions with respect to the new commercial system and the projected treaty of commerce. "Publicly and solemnly the government of Spain contracted before the mother country and its colonies the responsibility for the political and tariff changes which it has inaugurated in both Antilles, the natural end of which, in domestic and international spheres, it pursues with firmness, which will ever inspire its conduct." Iowa LeglBlativo AVork. Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 19.—In the house the Penick bill to list and tax mortgages on real estate was recommitted to the committee on judiciary. The Hunkson bill to permit the offset of debts against moneys and credits listed by taxpayers for assessment was defeated; also the bill permitting the offset of such debts against personal property assessed. In the senate the bill to prohibit the adulteration of Unseed oil was passed. The dairy commissioner has the power of enforcement. The senate also authorized cities of the second class to levy a tax for maintenance of a fire department. Failed to Indict Lynchers. Indianapolis, Feb. 19.—The state authorities have been notified that the Ripley county grand jury had concluded Its investigation and had failed to Indict the men who participated in the lynching of five men at Versailles last September. The governor was not surprised, but he deprecated the existence of conditions that brought about a second miscarriage of justice, when he felt positively certain that the jury had sufficient evidence to justify the indictment of a number of men for the crime. Ultimatum to the Strikers. Westerly, R. I., Feb. 19.—B. B. & R. Knight, owners of the White Rock Mills, -where 260 operatives have been on strike five weeks because of a 10 per cent reduction, have issued their ultimatum. They say they have ?3,000,000 worth of goods made here on hand, that the old schedule will never j be restored, and that the mills will probably not be run for a year. Fight the Odil-FeIIo\vs Homo 1'lan. Wabash, Ind,, Feb. 19,—St. Anastasia. Mesnil lodge of Odd Fellows of this city, one of the strongest, numerically and financially, in Indiana, has taken a firm stand against the erection of tbe proposed new home for Indiana Odd Fellows. More fruit Exclusion TalU. Vienna, Feb. 19.—in the lower house Of the diet Mayor Group submitted an interpellation to tbe stadthoider asking if }t were not intended to prohibit the imports pf American fruit, in view p| the danger from the &m Jose louse. M.erry, today Feb. ^.-" few b,ee» ,Sflur4e* «? hie ip publication the right to reply i n the »WEt issue of the publication, provided SBXATE. Des Moines. Fob. 14.—Bills wore introduced providing that in making assign ments for the benefit of creditors, if pre erences are made they shall be void; an providing for letting all vrorkon the publi ronds mid highways out by contract t skilled lalrorers. Tho senate passed th house hill preventing tho prosecution o railroad companies for not having auto matic couplers on their curs during th month of January. PENATB. DCS Moines, Fob. 15.—Hursfs bill givin boards of supervisors power to enforce th destruction of thistles passed. Bill to re duco interest on state warrants was ro ported favorably. Melntvre's bill to pro hibiting members of hoards of supervisor from personally contracting with countie to furnish supplies, material or labor passed. HOUSE. By one vote, the resolution to submit th •woman suffrage question to the people o tho state for a final decision was dofoafccc in tho house. The final vote stood fifty,v< and forty-seven nays, fifty-one votes being required for a constitutional majority Ladd, of Butler, tho author of the resolu tion, changed his vote to no before the vote was announced in order to file n motion to reconsider. The question will therefore socMiro another hearing and the supporters of tho movement feel hopeful of securing the one vote needed for passage. At amendment introduced by Hiukson, of Guthric, exempting women f om police jury, military and road duty, was adopted, and, it is claimed by Chairman Ladd, -was responsible for the'loss of two votes, which would have been sufficient to pass the original resolution. Bill to regulate voting at primaries was defeated, but Potter and Carr filed motions to reconsider. SENATE. Des Moines, Fob. 10.—The senate voted to indefinitely postpone tho house resolution favoring Hawaiian annexation. Em- mort's bill providing for the inspection ot cattle imported into this state was debated at length. Kilburn introduced a bill to raise the ago of consent from 15 to 18. Young introduced a bill to permit the manufacture and sale of wine from grapos and currants and cider from apples, without payment of tho mulct tax. Gibortson introduced a bill relating to taxation and providing for tho publication of reports of auditors and clerks of cities and towns. HOUSE. The report of the committee recommending that senate bill permitting counties to receive interest on moneys deposited in banks, be indefinitely postponed, was voted down, and the bill passed by ti vote of 71 to 21. The house took up for consideration the bill by Penick providing for the listing iuid taxing of mortgages. The majority of tho committee had recommended indefinite .postponement, but the house by «, voto of yi to 14 turned down tho majority report and substituted that of the minoritv, recommending passage. Tho bill was earnestly discussed both pro and con, but tho time for adjournment arrived before final action could bo taken. SEXATK. Des Moinos, Feb. 17.—Emmort's cattle inspection bill was recommitted for tho third time by tho senate. An effort to send it to tho committee on agriculture instead of public health was defeated. Druot introduced a bill to do away with the circle on the ballot, and to require the •marking to bo made with a rubber seal in circles opposite each candidate's name. Hospers introduced a measure to prohibit tents wagons and other vehicles from being used as places of ill resort. An extended debate was indulged in on tho question of reducing the foes paid by counties for defending criminals. A bill by Hurst proposed to reduce them from ¥20 to £10 per day, no fee to exceed $200. Consideration of the bill was not completed. Bill prohibiting tho adulteration of linseed oil passed. HOUSE, Penick's bill for tho taxation of mortgages took up most of the time of tho house. Something like a half dozen amendments wore tacked onto it with more or less debate, and it was finally referred to tho judiciary committee for further consideration. Tho principal amendments adopted were ouo by the author of tho bill, changing the assessed valuation to tho actual valuation; by Ladd, declaring for the purposes of taxation that real estate mortgages bo declared real estate; aud by DeWolf exempting mortgages of domestic building and loan associations from the application of tho bill. Hinkson's bills providing for tho deduction of debts from personal property listed for taxation, and repealing the section of the present code authorizing tho deduction of debts from monies and credits otherwise listed for taxation, were both defeated. A bill introduced by Potter, chairman of tho waya aud means committee, increases tho taxes on express companies from §1 per SI 00 of gross receipts to S3 per hundred. Potter, of Bremer, presented his manufacturing bill, which will receive tho gcueralsupport of the democratic members. 8EXATE. Dos Moines, Feb. 18.—Tho senate upon receiving tho board of control bill reported by the special committee appointed to consider tho recommendations of the committee to investigate state institutions, made the bill a special order for Thursday, March 8. A bill passed oxtoneling to contracts already in force therocently enacted law providing that when judgment is secured against the borrower of any building and loan association no recovery can be mado to exceed the net principal borrowed and 12 per cent interest on it. Titus's biennial election resolution was made tv special order for next Thursday. Harriman introduced a bill for the creation of a state department of agriculture. HOUSE. Van Houten's pure food bill was recommitted after the author had expressed a willingness to strike out that poi-tio;: of the bill compelling the printing of tho formula of '-patent medicines" on the label and after u motion to strike out the enacting clause bad boon put and lost. Tho special committee having in charge the report of tho special committee to investigate state institutions introduced a bill providing for a board of control. Tho board is to consist of three members, tho chairman to draw $3,500 and tho others *3,000 per year. They are to hold oflttco for six years. A bill was introduced to appropriate $1.1300 for tho support of Liunio Haguowood, tho blind girl who bus beeu a ward of tho state for sovoral years. Trotter Disavowed. WASHINGTON, Fob. 18.— Spain hus of- .flcially disclaimed, in a positive manner the reflection contained in tho Do- Lomo letter and as officially announced by tho state department the incident is satisfactorily closed. The largest railroad passenger station in the United States is tho union btatlon in St. Louis. It is 000 foot in Width and 030 i'eet in length, with 30 tracks. The peasantry of Spain have learned to make roosters hatch eggs and look after tho chickens, while tho hens, being »t liberty, can and do Jay more eggs than they would if hampered by maternal duties. A French io,w gives any person who wentioaad in A VIGOROUS BATTLE. From the Jffew Era, Greemhurg, InA. Th» following is n straightforward state meat of facts bv a veteran o£ the late war No comrade vrill need further proof than their friend's own words, as here given. Squire John Castor, of Newpoiuts Ind.,i tho nnrrntor, and nn honest, respected «iti zen he is too. Ho said: "I bnve been troubled with rheumatism in all my joints ever since I went to the war. It was trough' on by my exposure there. It came on ini gradually, nnd kept getting worse until: •was unable to do any work. I tried severa physicians, but they did me no good. Thej said my trouble wns rheumatism resulting in disease of the heart, and that Ihero waf no cure for it. Nevertheless I Imd lived ant fought the disease for thirty years, and die not intend to die, simply because they saie I Want to Swear to That. I must, so I hunted up some remedies for myself, and finally happened on Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pnlo People. I asked Home of my neighbors about the medicine, for it hnd been used by several persons in tho community, anel they recommended it very highly. I procured a box. The pills helped me right away, and 1 continued taking them. 1 commenced taking them last fall, and finished taking tho sixth box a few months ago. I am not bothered with the rheumatism now,—tho medicine ban cured mo. lean most certainly recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People." These) pills are not only good for rheumatism, but are valuable for any disease that arisen from impoverished, or bad blood. They do NOT act on the bowels. "I reckon," said one of Frank Stanton's colored voters, "dat in all de 'leek- shuns ter come in clis country I'll play a mighty promernent part." "Why so?" "Well, you see, hit's dis way: De very las' member er my fambly done :ome er age, en takin' de boys, one by one, dey's sixteen er 'em, all ready ter vote, en wid constitutions dat kin stan 1 all de votin' you kin put on 'em! Yes, suh, I'm gwine ter be somepin' mo' dan a flggerhead in de nex' votin' time!" A GREAT TIDE OF PROSPERITY. Canadian Loan Companies Getting Mouej oil Mortgages That Had IJoen Written Off. Probably in the history of the continent there never was such a tide ol prosperity enjoyed by any country as the Dominion of Canada is being fa vored with. That portion of Canada known as Western Canada is attract ing thousands of people, who are seeking homes on the arable lands of that new but rapidly developing country. Possessed of exceptionally good rail road privileges, the best school system in the world, churches in every small settlement, while in the towns and cities all denominations are represented, and with markets in close proximity to the grain fields, most of the requirements for a comfortable existence are met. The development that is now taking place in the mining districts gives an impulse to agriculture, and good prices, with good crops, bring about a state of affairs Jiat the crowded districts of more populous centers are taking advantage of. The Associated Press dispatches a few days since had the fol- owing telegram: Toronto, Feb. 4.— (Special.)—Loan jompanies that made advances on Manitoba property years ago report :hat the returns from the west during the past three monihs have exceeded ixpectatious. One company has taken torn Manitoba over §20,000 interest, and discharged mortgages, many of which had been written off a year ago. Directors of leading loan companies ,re taking a greater interest in business of their institutions, and are in- luirlng into many properties on which dvances have been made. The climate in the western provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, Asslnibola and Saskatchewan is excellent, there be- ng no healthier anywhere. The Canadian government is now offering spe- ial inducements for the encouragement of settlers, and they have their gents at work throughout the United ltates for the purpose of giving in- ormatlon and distributing literature. Among those going to Canada are many ex-Canadians, who have failed o make as good a living as they ex- ected in the United States. A wild duck dashed through the bed- oom window of a house in Penobscot, Me., and so startled the owner that he emained speechless and inactive for a ew minutes. When he recovered the ower of motion, he saw that the duck ad crawled under the bedclothes, in tie effort to warm itself. The next day he family dinned on wild duck. Patent Oflloo Keport. On the 6th day of Feb. ruary, Honorable C. H. Duoll, of Rochester, N. Y., entered upon his duties as commissioner of patents. The new commissioner will find an able assistant in Acting Commissioner A. P. Gree.. ley, but there will probably bo no important changes at least or the present. Amongst the peculiar patents issued last week Is one for a speed wagon, the box of which is shaped like a cigar, front and rear >y means of which the operator hopes .0 mako better time. Another pecu- iar device Is a stocking to the bottom of which is secured a flexible slipper Sues & Co., Omaha, have just issued a new inventors hand book, including some 100 illustrations which may be obtained tree upon application. Inventors desiring information as to the aw and practice of patents should ad- Iress Sues & Co., registered patent *wye«, Bee Building. Omaha. Neb Dr, Morris Wiener, the oldest practic- ug physician of Baltimore, has jusl ejebrated his 88th birthday. * At * Rasntt of It a St. tonld Man ttmf Die—Fecnllar Symptoms. John Held, who had a battle spiders at J. A. Patten's grocery store, 822 Market street, is much worse, saya the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Dr. Kearney of the city dispensary staff fears the victim of the venomous insect is a doomed man. Deadly poison is coursing through his veins and symptoms ot lockjaw are developing. A peculiar feature of Held's affliction is that he is able to be about and attend to his duties. He apparently does not realize his danger. Three unsightly marks, two on the left side of his nose and one on his chin, show where be was bitten. His jaws are becoming rigid. He talks with difficulty. "I am feeling pretty, well this morning," said Held to a reporter, "but I can scarcely open my, mouth. There seems to be big lumps In my throat and my jawbones ache. My arms and shoulders are covered with red blotches, which seem to grow larger all the time. I am sure I was not bitten on the arms or shoulders, for I wore rny coat when the spiders attacked me. The poison must be coming to the surface. When I went to the cellar to pack a case of goods Thursday night I removed a lot of rubbish to get a box. I felt something run across my face and brushed it off. When it dropped to the floor I saw it was a black spider. I stepped on it. In an instant the place seemed alive with spiders. They ran across my face and hands. I did not know I had beea bitten until I came upstairs. A friend asked me what was the matter With my nose. I looked in a mirr.or and saw there were two big blisters on my left nostril. When I touched them they burst. I was feverish all night. Friday morning I found a third blister on my chin. I went to the dispensary and had the wounds cauterized. The blotches on my arms and shoulders have appeared since." A reporter accompanied Held to the dispensary Saturday morning. Dr. Kearney examined him and expressed surprise at the progress of the virus through the system. "This man has a clear case of; blood-poisoning," he said. "Even if lockjaw does not set in he may die.", After the wounds were dressed Held ! went back to work, still refusing to''be-' lieve in the doctor's diagnosis. The spiders which bit Held are known as black spiders. Their engine of destruction is a mandible or claw, which, when not in use is folded between the jaws. When the black spider settles: on his victim he opens his jaws and extends the mandible. As the claw-like organ enters the flesh, a poison sac. in. the tip of the mandible is opened and the deadly virus iniected. • ' For some time the Baltimore and Oh!o Southwestern Railway company has been experimenting with crude oil for kindling fires in locomotives, in place of using cord wood, and the results obtained have been so satisfactory that it will hereafter be used on the whole line. During the month of November, 1897, at the company's ' shops, which are located at Washington, Ind., and Chillicothe, Ohio, 1.22G fires were started with crude oil at a cost of $17.32, or 1.41 cents per fire. To have started the same number of fires with wood the cost would have been $306.00, or 24.90 cents per fire. This represents a saving of $288.68, and is very satisfactory. J. R. Clarkson, one of the best known awyers of Omaha, has sold his fine library, turned his lucratice practice over to others, closed his offices and Decome a Christian Science healer. He las two small rooms in one of the large office buildings. On the glass door is a modest sign: "J. R. Clarks-on, Chrisian Science." An American factory girl expresses ler condition thus: "Just because we are nothing but mill girls, ain't no sign t's tho only thing we're fit for, or that we'll never be nothing else." If you are interested and wish to post yourself about the Gold Fields of the Yukon Valley, when to go and how to get there, write for a Descriptive Folder and Map of Alaska. It will be sent free upon application to T. A. GRADY, Ex- :cursion Manager C. B. & Q, R. R. 211 Clark Street, Chicago. ' " illi # i Colorado for Consumptives.,,. place "There is no better earth for sufferers from pulmon ary trouble than tho eastern n?« teau of the Kooky Mountain^ -rA&hS iufersiutiie S- Disinterested and formation about Colorado can b 0 » » | J ' Fm ^axss:^^. i i M I !