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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 9, 1898
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l ffiJ3 t3P#EB B&S MOIN1&S; ALGONA V IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9,1898. m Sus tit AIL BIT WOHA.** * WARREN. TtVsrm* to Subscribers. One Copy. <*«J* ar One copy, Ox months «5 One copy, three months * Sent to Mr address at above rates. • * Bemtt brdrMt, money order, or express or fler atom* risk, u Rates of sdTerttsmg sent on application. Didn't Hare a Pair Chance. The daily papers of the state have been singularly unfair in discussing the amendment that was voted on yesterday. Almost without exception they have not contented themselves with misrepresenting the motives of its supporters, but they have actually mis-stated the facts. Not one that we have noticed has honestly discussed the difficulty of securing fair representation under the present constitutional provision, and not one has can didly stated to its readers the reasons which led two successive legislatures to adopt the proposed amendment. They have hinted or openly charged that tbe whole thing was concocted for the purpose of gaining a few votes in the legislature for northwestern Iowa, when if that were a fact it could not have secured .twenty votes in either branch of tbe legislature, and they have ignored the able and statesmanlike presentation of the case made by euch men as Senator Finch, Senator Funk and others, or bave quoted a word here and there for the purpose ol misconstruction. The people have never, we believe, been called upon to rote before on a measure deliberately proposed by two legislatures, when they have been so deliberately misinformed by the daily press. The Only One of His Kind. A German editor is in prison for publishing a poem entitled, " In the Holy Land," congratulating Palestine upon receiving such august visitors as the emperor and empress of Germany, and eaying: "Golgotha will be able to boast not only of hearing the last word from the cross, but the first of Emperor William." He is bearing his enforced retirement with resignation, inasmuch as all Germany is subscribing for his paper. This incident makes especially timely the following story in the Philistine: Not long since a man was arrested ai Bingen-on-the-Khinefor referring to "that dam fool emperor." When brought before the magistrate be admitted be had used the •words in question, but explained the language had reference to the emperor ol Austria. " On, now, you can't play off anj such excuse on this court as that!" ex- daimed his honor, " there is only one dam fool emperor! You go to jail for just six months." • Currency Reform. The campaign just closed has shown how far the people are from being ready for the McCleary bill, or any other bill which proposes radicai changes in our money system. The one chance Gen. Weaver, Fickle Finn, Judge Ney, Lyons and the rest have had they owe to the suggestion thai their opponents have been contemplating "currency reform" of the Indianapolis monetary conference pattern. If a solid republican delegation is returned from Iowa it is because republican candidates have lost no time in repudiating this suggestion. It is idle to say that there are good features in the McCleary bill. So there are in the metric system, in Volapuk, and in phonetic spelling. It is enough to say that the people have not yet decided to adopt any of these theoretically excellent suggestions. Politics is not the arfc of doing what is abstractly correct. Polities is the art of doing what the people are willing to have done. The leader who proposes to his party to shoulder the responsibility of reforms which the people have not decided that they want is a blunderer, however good his intentions and however intelligent his appreciation of the benefits he might confer if he had plenty of political rope, and in politics blunders are worse than crimes. Even if the republicans in congress should at once begin on currency reform with the wide divergence in opinion between bouse <en& senate it would be impossible to pass a bill that could have a fair trial before the next presidential campaign would be upon us. That in itself would be disastrous. Why should the party chance it when there has been no demand in any party platform, when there has been no discussion in any party convention, and when the simple carrying out of the pledge that has been made to keep all our money as good as gold affords a stable and safe currency as things now etand. Why quit the square issue of an honest standard of value on which the popular verdict has already been rendered and will be rendered again, to engage in the doubtful experiment of changing the currency the people have become accustomed to and for various reasons, sentimental and otherwise, become attached to, with time enough ahead ip which to thoroughly alarm them, but without time enough, in which to appeal to tbeir sober second thought- Currency reform etill belongs to the country lyceuow and town debating societies. Tbe political party that gate much ahead ol them is getting its cart ahead of the, propelling power, The !4oCleary bill monetary conference should be referred to at least two years of sidewalk debate. There will be plenty of time for congress after that, and there will be ten times the chance that it will be a republican congress that will have the opportunity.^ ,^.,,,^.„ „„.,_, HEWS ABTD OOMMEHT. The Capital says it must be admitted that "the only just basis of representation is population." Not only is that not admitted, bat on the contrary population only a just basis of representation when it is evenly distributed. Under all other circumstances territory is a much more just basis. But even if population were admitted to be a Just basis, in actual practice it is an impossible one. What equality is there in the per capita represented by members of congress? Without looking up the statistics it is a safe guess that Congressman Dolliver has nearly as much majority as many congressmen have votes. What equality is there or can there be in the per capita represented in the state legislature tinder the present system of apportionment? Senator Funk represents a half more people than dozens of senators. Population is entitled to consideration in apportioning representation, hut it is only one item. The evils that resultfrom giving it undue consideration are evident in Iowa. Why are the most of the state institutions down in the southeast corner, located most unfortunately for the state? Some day a big bill of expense will be incurred in f owa to undo the mischief that has been done by putting too much stress on'population as a basis of representation. The Iowa Commonwealth sends a marked copy with two columns devoted to the state university "surrounded by schools of crime." How would it be if the Com monwealtb would now devote a like space to Drake University and the other Des Moines schools, likewise surrounded There are more saloons in Des Moines in proportion to the population and more vice than in Iowa City. Iowa City is freer from bad influences for the students than Min neapolis, Madison or Chicago, and the^ have the leading universities of the west If the Commonwealth is an honestreformer why don't it take the big offenders, or why don't it begin at home. A Britt boy, C. O. Ellis, who was with Company A of the 52nd, was accidentally shot while hunting last week and was killed. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Webster City is sued for $5,000. de fective sidewalk. E. S. Ellsworth will build a fine hote! at the new town of Chrystal Lake. Mason City has a new §65,000 bank, Col. J. H. McConlogue is president. Emmet county voted yesterday on a one mill tax for a soldier's monument. : Judge Carr's brother in Palo Alto suffered a paralytic stroke last week. He will recover. Major Darrab is coming back from Klondike. His wife has started from Emmetsburg to meet him on the coast and they expect to remain there. G. H. Light's oldest daughter is now corresponding secretary of the lows Equal Suffrage association and is locat ed in Des Moines. She grew up in Algona. The owners of theCapt. Jeanson farm in Eagle township are planning to move the buildings and divide the faVm up into quarter sections to sell it better. The Swea City Herald thinks the road from Burt northwest is the Iowa Central, which proposes to run up to or near Burt from Algona along the Northwestern. Jas. Casey husked 75 bushels of corn near Emmetsburg in 6 hours and 30 minutes, in a contest. Wm. Dumphry husked 71 bushels. Casey husked on his knees much of the time. While talking about railroad build ing for next year it must not be for gotten that the B., C. R. & N. company is liable to extend its line from Sioux Falls to the Black Hills, says the Estberville Republican. The Mason City Republican reports the court doings in the case W. Carter's father was involved in atCleai Lake: This case arose on account of a trade which took place about a yeai ago at Clear Lake, when Carter & Howe traded a stock of goods at Clear Lake for land in South Dakota, and took a chattle mortgage back on the stock foi a balance of money due them on the trade. Carter & Howe afterward, up on failure of Moore to pay mortgage, foreclosed. Fraud and misrepresentation is alleged, and plaintiff asks damages for $3,800. The jury brought in a verdict for 52,385. Old friends of J. L. Blunt will read the .following item with interest from the Ruthven Free Press: J. L. Biunl returned Monday morning from his trip to Chicago, looking very much improved in health and rapidly gaining in strength and flesh. He feels very much encouraged and believes that with rest and care he will soon be his same old self again. On his return he visited a few days in Wisconsin, and says that the only change he sees in that section js that the shingles on the bouses are about 30 years older. Like all other wanderers, there is no place for him like good old Iowa. FOLITIOAL NOTES. In LaCrosse county, Wis., the democrats nominated a republican volunteer for sheriff. He did not know of it and did not get home in time to file declination papers. He refused to run, however, apd the clerk refused to put bis name on the ballot. The democratic coupty chairman brought an action in cpurt to compel the clerk to have his name printed, and the court sp or* dained, It is certain that he was elected, but he will refuse to qualify. The Sioux Rapids Republican, the 30urier'e running mate in the gutter nipe business, said back in July: Judge 3uarton Is a, young man of many storing- qualities. He has endeavored in lie past term to make a good record an£ to follow the law as be understood |, ge has njade'powe mistakes, but they have been of the head Instead of the heart. With the experience gained in his past term, we have no doubt be will make a ranch better one in the term to come. _ HEWS HOTE8. The Dubuque Telegraph says M. F. Healey was born a democrat, and can't get away from it. The Clinton Age wants to know how it is that his brother, T. D., was born a republican. Over at Clear Lake Hiram Burt and Mrs. Minnie Knowles were married last week. The particular feature of the wedding was its being a second time for them. They were married first before the civil war. He went with the army, and she thought be was killed and married again. He came back and could not find her, and also married. They are both free again and will renew the affection of their youth. The Tama Indians have won a suit against the Northwestern for $750. During the season of 1894 they lost an old shed on their reservation 'by fire. The Indians lost their wagons, farm implements and general bric-a-brac. The chief and council of the tribe maintained that the fire was set by a spark from a locomotive and camped on the trail of the Northwestern for four lone years, in the end winning out, unless the railroad now decides to carry the matter to the supreme court. The Armstrong mayor, council, town clerk and town assessor were all at Estherville Monday to five testimony in the case of John Paul Lumber Co. vs. town of Armstrong. The council raised the assessment on the yard at Armstrong last spring and tbe John Paul people have sued to have the assessment placed back to the original amount as given in by their agent. The case is now under advisement. The Journal says tbe case will go to the supreme court, which ever side comes out ahead. Eagle Grove has decided to entertain the members of the Upper Des Moines Editorial association in Eagle Grove at their next regular meeting, which occurs on the 16th and 17th days of February next. As is customary at the meetings of the association, a* banquet will be tendered the members by the business men on the evening of tbe 16th. The ladies of the Equality club bave very kindly agreed to admit the members of the association to the Dr. Willits' lecture 'on the evening of tbe 17th, free of charge. "Please, lady, shake that one silk skirt, or else stop holding your dress skirt above your head to show it off to the populace," writes an interested male observer in the Salt Lake Tribune. "We're not missing anything, we've seen it — too often, if you must know — and while we are obliged to look at old stone walls about town, the sheep ranch, the city jail and the other land marks ornamental or otherwise, there is no necessity for burdening us with anything else. The skirt is a daisy, a dream, a joy, but great heavens, there are other sparks in the chimney with just as much fire in them. Now, dearie, keep it covered up; don't scorch our eyes out any more as you take your daily walk up one side of Main and trot down the other. Men will look at you anyway, so have no fear on that score, and — reserve the skirt for strangers and country cousins. POLITIOAL AFTEBMATH. Spirit Lake Beacon: Judge Thomas, who knows Prank Helsell as a lawyer and as a man as well as any man in this district, endorses the new judge in the most unqualified terms. The people know Judge Thomas as a clean man, and one who is disposed to support no unworthy candidate for office. Hon. M. P. Healy of Fort Dodge was in Rockwell City this week attending court. The Advocate says: Mr. Healy is thoroughly in earnest in his withdrawal from the democratic party. He says he saw that the old mossbacks were in control and concluded that this was as good a time as any to show his disapproval of their ideas of the duty and destiny of this nation. Healy is an expansionist at the McKinley style and belongs in the McKinley party. Livermore Gazette: The Algona Courier is making quite an effort to influence the voters against J udge Quarton, using as the main argument that Quartan stood in with the "blue sky" note dealers. We are a little in doubt whether the Courier is in very great sympathy with tbe farmers who signed these "contracts" and found out afterwards that they were merely catchy notes. These same " notes" were printed at the Courier office. Where was the editor's sympathy for the farmer when he was doing that job of printing? Spirit Lake Beacon: Personal malice and partisan prejudice will not defeat the republican candidates for judge or seriously reduce their majority. Judge Quarton has been on the bench four years. He has given abundant evidence of his integrity and a practical determination to fairly dispense justice without unnecessarily burdening tax payers. He is a man of the common people. He will not let the biggest lawyer in his court bulldoze the humblest litigant or meekest witness. He has been reversed frequently this year only. His supreme court record for the first threeyears was particularly strong, and taken as a whole is better than that of a number of judges of high standing. It would be strange, indued, for republicans to desert him for a democrat practically unknown to the district and wholly untried in public position. Scored a Success at Des Moines. For three nights this week, "The Late Mr. Early," which appears at Call's opera house this evening has been scoring 'a hit in Des Moines in Foster's opera house, They have played to full houses and are making money in cities of the class playing from three nights to a week stand. It is unfortunate that Manager Wadsworth could not have secured thena for a longer stand here, but Algona peopje will have the pleasure of hearing an excellent entertainment for the one night. A treat will be missed if "The Late Mr, Early" is overlooked. received, a new lot of ladies' fine shoes." G. L, CrAfcpRAiTB & Co. A SWEEPING VICTORY FOR REPUBLICANS, CAERY KOSStJTH COTJKTY BY AN OLD-TIKE MAJORITY ESTIMATED AT CLOSE TO 600. Congressman Dollirer Bans Nearly with the State Ticket—Judge Quartan's Majority in the County Abont 200—All County Officers Elected— Only Meagre Returns from Elsewhere. Yesterday was a good day for a full vote. It was cold enough to make work in the fields unpleasant, but was not stormy. A fair vote was polled in Kossuth for an off year. In Algona 519 votes were cast as against 621 last year. In the First ward the republicans gained, in the Second they lost, in the Third, where tbe big stay-at-home vote was, the loss was about even, in the Fourth the democrats lost heavily. The republicans made big gains over last year in Greenwood, Ledyard, Springfield, Whittemore, while the democrats lost heavily in Wesley, Cresco, Fenton. Dolliver ran with the state ticket in most precincts, ahead in some. He was cut in a few, principally in Harrison, where an old postoffice fight had left some bad blood, and where Mr. Anderson had put in a great deal of time and a lot of Scandinavian circulars. For an off year and tbe year following-a complete change in postoffices, bis vote isti remarkable endorsement. The fight was on Judge Quarton. Algona was worked all day vigorously, and the county was thoroughly canvassed with circulars, personal letters, etc. In spite of all, and without any personal work in his behalf, the judge, however, got 88 majority in Algona, and will have about 200 in the county. The personal raid on him has been a flat failure. If in an off year it has amounted to no more what would have come of it when the judge's friends were out making an active canvass. The republican county ticket is elected by good healthy majorities. STATE AND CONGRESSIONAL. ratio is maintained the state will be carried by oyer 50,000. Roosevelt Rides In. The associated press last night at 11 o'clock gave Roosevelt 30,000 majority in New York. It was a clear day and a big vote was polled. Precincts. Algona—First ward... Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Germania Grant Hebron • Harrison Irvington LottsCreek Lu Verne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Riverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield. Union Wesley. Whittemore. Totals. 102 109 00 101 141 1 63 50 138 29 73 28 85 44 80 52 47 20 59 32 49 157 115 17 42 50 37 53 21 00 143 42 43 19 oo 25 41 32 32 60 18 34 31 63 97 o Q 102 105 60 98 136 63 60 139 •A i 73 72 45 86 H2 45 19 54 32 49 155 108 21 46 56 39 56 21 50 143 42 46 20 41 32 34 66 24 33 31 68 106 JUDICIAL. Precincts. Algona—First ward... Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld : — Germania ,. . Grant Hebron Harrison Irvington LottsCreek Lu Verne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Riverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Wbittemore Totals , 83 00 52 82 118 62 48 141 26 66 24 75 41 87 47 14 29 43 148 101 90 104 57 91 131 63 45 132 t 71 25 79 42 86 47 19 31 49 155 108 35 62 63 63 77 21 64 152 44 50 oo 67 28 39 73 36 36 36 82 112 47 54 42 62 21 62 148 43 44 09 58 28 41 37 66 35 32 62 101 Iowa Congressmen. OSKALOOSA, Nov. 8.—Special: Major Lacey claims his election by at least 1,300 majority over Weaver. Sioux CITY, Nov.. 8.—Special: Although the count has not been nearly completed at midnight, every indication points to the election of Lot Thomas, Rep., for congressman in the Eleventh congressional district of Iowa. A. S. Garretson, the fusion nominee, is running a little ahead in Sioux City, although he ran seven behind in his own ward. Judge Thomas will probably get 3,000 majority in the district. The county ticket will probably be republican from present indications, although a number of precincts are yet to be heard from. Iowa Gives 50,QOO, The returns from Iowa at midnight are rather meagre, but sufficient to show that the state is republican by over 50,000 majority. At that hour 123 put of 2,130 in the state had been heard from, giving Dobson a vote of 10,6J8,and Porter 6,915. These same precincts gave McKinley a vote of 12,681 and. Bryan a vote of 8,947, thus showing o, net republican loss of 31 votes in 90 precincts, or an average of .84 of ft vote to the precinct. If this Clarke and Raymond for Justices. The results of the election for justices in Algona were Clarke 275 votes, Raymond 327, Taylor 162. Clarke and known at Cor with Word was sent tn Algona and Geo. C. Call and C C Chubb went over and with Corwith men traversed Amsterdam and got a petition for the Belmond extension and an election is called for the 29th Amsterdam will have a red hot canvaaa* but the Belmond will win. "' ENTHUSIASM AT COBWTTH. The Corwith Cresent reports the meeting at which our Algonians were present, and says the sentiment was unanimous for the new road. Col Steadman made a flat proposition for the company as follows: If the township through which the road runs will vote a five per cent, tax pavable one- half in 1900 and one-half in 1901, the Iowa Central & Northwestern Railroad company will build a railroad, commencing as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring of 1899, and finish it as quickly as money and means can dp it; that a depot will be built in Corwith at a place most convenient for the people; that a depot will be built in Amsterdam township at a point most convenient to the people. Dr. Scbaefier's Successor. DES MOINES, Oct. 27. — Special to Marshalltown Times-Republican: State Supt. Barrett denies the rumor that President Beardshear of the agricult- Precincts. Algona—First ward. Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfield Germania Grant Hebron Harrison Irviugton Lotts Creek LuVerne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Riverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whittemore Totals. Clerk. 101 107 58 07 140 64 48 166 27 23 69 44 86 61 46 20 56 31 41 15" 17 41 54 4S 52 20 60 120 44 4? 24 _ 26 41 3 3c 64 Record er. 85 100 54 88 117 64 52 130 28 66 28 84 42 86 46 4: 20 25 33 34 66 96 59 31 45 15! 171 33 53 60 54 07 20 58 145 41 49 19 53 26 41 38 36 65 Auditor. 99 109 64 117 143 66 51 148 29 72 20 86 48 50 20 20 34 36 60 45 59 3 55 16< 118 23 45 51 29 46 18 64 131 41 43 18 50 24 41 36 29 66 Atty. o a ® a 8 00 20 34 27 65 90 Sup'rvls'r. 101 107 56 101 139 64 50 132 27 37 29 79 43 86 50 45 19 58 3_ 50 158 11 16 37 56 32 49 20 64 140 44 79 17 67 26 41 35 32 65 20 33 31 65 91 Raymond are elected. The vote by wards was: First ward, Clarke 65, Raymond 87, Taylor 35; Second ward, Clarke 86, Raymond 102, Taylor 34; Third ward, Clarke 42, Raymond 52, Taylor 47; Fourth ward, Clarke 82, Raymond 86, Taylor 46. Stone Wins In Pennsylvania. The republican candidate for governor wins in Pennsylvania in a hot three cornered contest. It has been the bitterest fight of the campaign. Xo Shooting In North Carolina. No disturbances between the whites and darkeys were reported last night. Many darkeys were not yotiner. Others were not molested. Some State Elections. The republicans carry New Jersey, Massachusetts, probably Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio, probably Indiana, Michigan. They gain in Maryland, carry New Hampshire, Connecticut, North Dakota, probably Deleware, Wisconsin, and Kansas. Republicans Have Congress. The coming congress will have from 30 to 40 republican majority in the lower house. The senate also will be republican. Solid Republican Delegation. Hepburn carried Finn's home town by 195, and wins out in the district. Col. Henderson will have a big majority, Lane is elected in the Second. Every congressional district is republican. Dolllver's Majority. Dolliver is estimated to have 4,000 majority, but no definite figures are in for the district. It will be the biggest majority in the state. Quarton Carries Palo Alto. Palo Alto county has gone republican and Judge Quarton carried it by over 100. _ Kossutli Estimated at Over BOO. A calculation on the townships not heard from gives Kossuth at least 650 majority. The republicans have the county by 600. WANT THE RAILROAD. Tax Carries in Algona by a Vote of 434 to 58. The railway tax carried almost unanimously, by a vote of 424 to 58. That is nearly eight to one. The Belinond extension is now a sure thing for Algona, as sure as anything can be that is to occur in the future. All that can possibly defeat it will be a failure of the tax all along- the line and that is hardly possible. The vote by wards was as follows: First, 100 for, 5 against; Second. 126 for, 18 against; Third, 99 for, 21 against; Fourth, 99 for, 14 against. Petitions have been signed in Prairie and an . election will be called soon. The sentiment is almost unanimous for the road and the tux will carry big Prairie is to have a station. Corwith is aroused and will not only vote the tax but will work it up along the line to Belmond. A HOT TIME IN AMSTERDAM. The only hitch this far is the move the Britt hustlers bave made in Amsterdam township east of Corwith. They went down last week and got petitions signed for an election to vote j i tax for what is known as the Slippery Elm road, and the election is called for I the 19th, As soon as this move was' ural college and President Seerley of the state normal school are active candidates for the presidency of the state university. He says the only letter he has on behalf of either comes from a man outside of the state to whom he, Supt. Barrett, had written making inquiry about a suitable man for president. At the last meeting of the regents a committee was appointed, consisting of Gov. Shaw, Supt. Barrett, Harvey Ingham, Alonzo Abernetby and two other regents, to take up the- question of the presidency and make a thorough investigation of the available men in the United States. This the committee is doing. Supt. Barrett has written to every state superintendent in the United States, giving notice of the death of Dr. Schaeffer and stating what the board of regents would expect in his successor, asking if any such men were to be had in that state. The regents have set the standard very high. They intend to take plenty of time to secure a man of intellectual attainments and scholarship equal to the best, with demonstrated executive ability and established moral character and standing that will command respect for him from the outset. The rumor that the salary might be cut down is without foundation in fact, for the salary of $5,000 a year is likely to be raised if necessary to secure the right man. Minnesota pays §7,000 a year, and surely Iowa can afford to have as good a man as Minnesota. Men of the caliber needed for this place are hard to find; they are not looking for jobs, and the regents do not want any man who is working for the place. They want a man whose name will command respect and higher standing for the university, who will give it the moral tone it needs and has not enjoyed in the past as fully as might be. Possibly the man may be found in Iowa, but the majority of the regents are not disposed to think so now, though it is deemed very desirable to get a man who is in thorough sympathy with western ideas and who will not undertake to revolutionize too much. It is a most critical time for the university and the regents realize it. They are determined to do the best they can. The selection will probably be made in the spring, so the new president will have time to get in touch with the work before the school year ends and can be consulted about the next year's work and the catalogue before that ia issued. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Capt. Chas. D. Sigsbee begins his " Personal Narrative of the Maine," in the November Century. This is the contribution of the commander of the battle-ship to The Century's Now War Series, which will include articles by most of the leading officers in the land and naval operations in the recent war. Capt. Sigsbee iu this paper gives for the first time, and in a full and authoritative manner, the story of the ordering of the Maine to Havana, her arrival in the harbor, her reception by the Spanish officials, and the precautions that were taken to guard her safety. The article is fully illustrated from photographs that have not appeared elsewhere. A new Henty serial is begun in the November St. Nicholas, a tale of American history, that will be one of the features of the coming year. It is called " The Sole Survivors," and it deals with the struggles of an early Virginia colony with the Indians. E. H. House is to contribute a series of papers on, "Bright Sides of History," dealing with amusing episodes m ancient aud modern history. These are given in the course of a story, which tells or the sayings and doings of a party of clever bo.vs and girls. In the present n'um- oer Mr. House spins entertainiug yarns about Cleopatra's Pishing Party" and " A Dinner of Lucullus." Mrs. Chas. D. Sigsbee, wife of the captain of the battle-ship Maine, writes about "Pets in the Navy," and gives an account of the cat and the dog that survived the terrible explosion iu Havana harbor.

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