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Wednesday, January 25, 1899
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UPPEli DBB MOINES! AMtONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY THE NEWS IN IOWA GOVERNOR MAY HAVE TO PAY »h* Bill* *** »*tn«pe Done bjf the Sol dlera ft«torned to DM Molne*. DES MOINES, Jan. 21.—The bills for the damage done by the soldiers to the State fair grounds which were sent to Washington some time ago for payment, have been returned to the State Agricultural society with the explanation irom the war department that there is no provision made for the payment of such bills and that the society can only pet relief by a special enactment of congress. The billshave now been placed in the hands of Adjutant General Byers and will be taken by that gentletmin, with other bills, to Washington, and then a bill will be prepared that will furnish the proper relief. There are other private bills also which were incurred by the soldiers amounting to some 51.200, which will also be added to the list, and the whole lot will be looked after by General Byers when he is in Washington. As the matter now stnnds with the agricultural society the state has promised to pay the fnir managers their bill of 82,952 in time for their use at the fall meeting, and Governor Shaw, nt the recent meeting of the fair directors, guaranteed this amount payable at such time ns the board might wish. _ EXCITING ARRESTS MADE. Long wnd Short Men Tahcn Into Custody at Grand Junction. DES MOINES, Jan. 20.—An exciting arrest wns tnnde at Grand Junction The parties arrested were the long and short men who have been making numerous hold-ups at Valley Junction. Thev were followed from Valley Junction to Grand Junction by a Rock Island brakeman, who saw them leave the train just ns they were pulling into Grand Junction, two of them getting off on either side of the cars, and immediately jumping into a farm •wngon near, made a break for the country. A posse of citizens, headed by the city marshal, was at once formed, and started in hot pursuit. The fugitives fired at every one who came in sight until their ammunition wns exhausted, when they were surrounded and taken into custody. Seventy dollars was found on the person of one of the men. They have been positively identified as the parties wanted at Valley Junction for making the recent hold-ups. DOUBLE PAY. United States Government May Duplicate Iowa Soldiers' Pay. DES MOIXES, Jan. 20.—Adjutant General Bvers has received a letter from Adjutant General Corbin. which, though not quite as plain as it might .he, is construed by General Byers to mean that the United States government intends to pay Iowa volunteers for the time spent in state camps during mobilization, even though the state has already paid them for the service. General Byers also thinks the communication means that the government will pay volunteers who Tvere rejected for their time in camp, j Dog Bite Cage Settled. DEB MOINES, Jan. 20.—After seven years of litigation over a Floyd county dog bite the supreme court has decided that Wi H. Gregory can not recover damages for it from the dog's owner. A. P. Woodworth. Five supreme justices so decide, but Judge Given dissents. In his first petition Gregory's attorney failed to recite that the dog bit Gregory without provocation or encouragement from the victim. Mr. Woodworth demurred to the petition. Judge J. F. Clyde sustained the demurrer. The supreme court affirmed the decision. Gregory began a new suit, reciting all the allegatiohs necessary to make his position in court good. A new demurrer set up the first decision as a final adjudication. Judge Clyde again sustained and was in turn sustained. Judge Given says such a decision controverts the rights of a litigant, Conover Must Come to Iowa. DES MOIKEB, Jan. 20.—Advices from Latishuf, Mich,, say: "A hearing was given H' Governor Pingree to the ap- plicati. \of the governor of Iowa for A. J. Ci \ver, who is wanted in that state j'oi \gery. The governor concluded n /to withdraw his warrant and ConoMer will go to Iowa." Conover is wanted in Iowa for an alleged forgery by which the bai\k at Rock Rapids was victimized. The man said to have been his associate in the swindle is under arrest at Toronto, Canada. O'CallHghan Released. JQWA CITV, Jan. 20.—Robert O'Callaghan, who was charged with blow- Ing tfie S. U. I. safe, was discharged by Squire J. C. Leasure, after his trial, there being »no direct evidence upon which he could be held. My»tlo Shooting IIOHuIts Fatally. OTTUMWA, Jan. SO.—Frank Papach, operator of a ''blind tiger" at Mystic, who was shot by Dave Wright for demanding' pay for drinks, is dead. Wright has been re-eomuiitted to jail at Cepterville without bail. Saloon Sinn J» Killed. CEKTEBVHJ^E, Jan. 19.—David Wright $hot Peter Papach, proprietor of a li qtjor store at Mystic. Papach died in » few hours, The trouble arose over tue price of » drink. Wright was a member of the Fiftieth lows. Ue is under arrest. SAVED THEIR LIVES. ALL OVER THE WORLD Narrow E«cape From D*nth ot K. Clark- . ton Family. CT.ARRSOK. Jan. 21.—The family of B. Banford, a blacksmith, nnd Andrew Nealy, who made his home with them, | had a narrow escape from being roasted ; INVESTIGATING COMMISSION. STaoy Forecait of its Finding" S!i Will He Censored. „., ^.,. „---- Washington dispatch: President it'llve!" The Vonse was fiVed°in some MoKinley will have iu his possession while all unknown manner while all were the full report of the war investigat- asleep. The heat and smoke aroused ing commission within the next ten Nealy from his slumbers, and in a half-dazed condition he rushed from his room and aroused the Bnnford family. There being no exit which was untouched by the flames, hebroke the glass in a window with his fist and dnys. This report, it is asserted, -will not be a whitewash of the army administration. It will be unanimous upon all essential points. It will declare that the primary trouble is due to the lack of proper military orgnn- pullod the members of the family out j ization. It will show that Secretary through it. All of the family -were attired only in their night clothes and Mr. Banford rnn to a neighbor's, at whose door he fell unconscious. Tho family lost everything in the fire. WILL HOLD THE PATIENTS. Once Committed to State A*.Tlums Tliey Slnst Bo Kept. DES MOIJTES. .Ian. 2: 1 ,.— The state board of control has taken action which will undoubtedly precipitate a conflict over the authority of counties to take their insane patients from state asylums to county institutions. The board has issued a general order to superintendents of asylums directing them hereafter not to discharge patients unless the.v be cured, except on order of the board: and. further, not to transfer any inmate to any county asylum without the order of tho board. The object of the order is to stop the depopulation of state institutions by transferring the inmates to county asylums. MORRISON HAS A MAJORITY. FIGHTING IN SAMOA. Standing Committee* Approve IIU Cou- Kecratlon as lllsliop of Iowa. OTTUMWA. Jan. 22.—Kev. J. Hollister Lynch, chairman of the standing committee of the Iowa diocese of the Epis- opal church, has received consent from what becomes a majority of the standing committees of the church in the Alger was weak, especially in his relation with Mnjor General Miles, but it will not find him responsible for the camp "horrors." Subordinate officers will be blamed for the conditions which existed with respect to these matters. Briefly put, the ^commission will put blame ns follows: Secretary Algcr—For weakness, especially in his relations with Mnjor General Miles: i for permitting General Miles to go to Santiago. General Miles—For his conduct before, during and after the war; for his selection of certain army camps: for telling Secretary Alger he was in the habit of making out his own orders: for bringing unfounded charges that bad beef was supplied to the troops in Porto Rico. General •Shaft/r—For certain points which he admitted in his testimony. General lireckinndpe—For leaving his department to take part in the buttle of Santiago; for not making more inspection?. General Brooke—For conditions nt Camp Thomas; for lack of inspections; for failure to carry out proper sanitary regulations. Congress —For failure to make appropriations for smokeless powder. WILL ABIDE BY THE TREATY. It The German Foreign Office Declares Wilt Do So. BKRI.IX, ,lan. 22.—The foreign office states that the official reports received from Samoa by the government tally United States to the consecration of j with those received by the Associated Press. In any event, it is stated at This settles j the foreign office, Germany will not Rev. Theodore X. Morrison as bishop of the church of Iowa. the long controversy. Only one stand- support any possible irregularity in- ng committee, that of Nebraska, has j consistent with the treaty, but the officials point out it is not yet clear that the German consul at Apia has thus far refused its consent. The consent of the bishops is yet to be secured. This, it is believed, will be given been guilty of any irregularities of unauitnouslv. MR. AND MRS. KEITH DEAD. Perished In tho Steamboat Fire at Memphis. CRESTOX, Jan. 31.—This city was thrown into mourningby the receipt of tcletrram stating that Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Keith ban been burned to death in a steamboat fire at Memphis. They eft Creston January 11 on a pleasure i irip. Mr. Keith was a prominent cit- j zen. He had been twentv years in i that nature. On the contrary, the foreign office insists it still remains to be explained why Mataafa's election was declared invalid, as he was admittedly elected by an overwhelming majority. The foreign office admits that Germany has long been dissatisfied with the co- dominion which in its nature is provisional, ''though. unfortunately, other powers, especially the Washington government, have thought otherwise." The foreign office officials say that the captain of the German war- 8e»enty-thre* Men Kilted and TVonnded In One nattle. MELBOURNE. Victoria, Jan. 19.—Advices received from Samoa say there has been fighting there over n. decision of Chief Justice Chambers in favor of Malietoa Tnnus, one of the candidates to the throne in succession to the late King Mai into. It is added that the native followers of Mataffa, the rival aspirant to kingship, were victorious. Seventy-three men were killed nnd wounded. WASHINGTON. .Tan. 20.—Washington authorities hold the German representatives at Apia responsible for the fighting which has taken place in Samoa, as it is apparent that they have deliberately violated the Berlin agreement and are using this influence to place Mntaafa on the throne. The decision of Chief Justice Chambers that the Berlin net disqualified Mataafa is openly defied by the German consul. When the British and American consuls learned of the situation they adjourned the court and locked the build- in jr. The German consul demanded the keys, which were refused him. whereupon he broke open the doors. The German municipal president appeared on the balcony and shouted: "I am the suprome court. I am the chief justicr.' 1 The British nnd American consuls and a number of marines then forced the doors and pushed the German consul into the street. The two consuls then formally and legally opened the court nnd issued a warning against any further interference. The American consul has issued a proclamation claiming the Berlin treaty has the same force as a law of congress, and that an insult to the supreme court of Samoa is therefore equivalent to an insult to the government at Washington. The navy department has prepared orders for the cruiser Philadelphia to proceed to Samoa at once to represent the United States interests there. The Philadelphia is due at San Diego from Acapulco. Meanwhile, if any other vessel more qxiickly available is found, one of Dewey's fleet, for instance, it will be ordered at once to Samoa to answer the urgent appeal of the United States consul there. The commander of tho vessel will net in conformity with the instructions of the American consul so far as these instructions are in line with the treaty of Berlin, which, the United States contends, must be literally enforced until amended. PEACE TREATY DELAYED. . . „ . . - " ,i ship, 1'alke. at Apia, "does not attacn ousmess in Creston, twice mavor and i , . . . • much importance to the recent incidents, and hence the government does not intend to send additional war- lield various positions of trust. Before coming to Creston, twenty-three years ago, he resided in Mnscatine. Where was three times elected sheiiff. t He was very popular and his wife shared his popularity. ONE OF THE 25 BEST. High Honors for a Des Moinrs Newspaper. DES MOINKS, Jan. 04.—The Standard Advertising agency, of Chicago, his ssued a list of the -5 best daily neus- aapers, for advertisers to use. in tW northern states ana the 50 best in the United States. The Des Moines Da'ly News is on both lists and the on\y [owa paper on either. The Daily Xews las attained its enormous circulation ay making the lo'.v price of §1 a year, 73 cents for six months and 50 cent for three months to mail subscribers. send ships to Samoa unless the other powers do." M'KINLEY DECIDES Is Railroad Law Violated? DKS MOINES, Jan. 22.—In making contracts for the coal supplies of the Iowa institutions the state board of control has discovered what it believes to be a violation of the Iowa railroad law in the matter of freight rates on coal. They have what they consider proof that some of the railroads are charging more for a short haul than a long one and that exorbitant switching charges are being made, by which Iowa jobbers, if they take contracts for supplies, are compelled to lose on. them. IOWA CONDKNSKI). Thomas Stewart nnd G. W. Murrav were arrested at Des Moines recently charged with robbing the Lorimor bank. When searched the money and other valuables stolen from the bank were found upon them. Mason City dispatch: Warm evidence is beginning to come out in the Hughes murder trial. Testimony was submitted that the defendant slapped her husband in the face several times while lie. was in the throes of death, 1 and that she asked the doctor if the trouble could not be heart disease; that she hired a witness to go into her home and asked her to change her testimony, and that sifter the indictment by the grand jury she was dismissed as a servant. The county treasurer's office at Corning was entered recently by robbers and 8300 taken from the safe. Entrance was effected by cutting through the brick and cement walls of the vault. John Asley, 8r., an aged and much respected citizen of Maxwell, was found in his barn recently, where he hud buccteded in hanging himself. The old gentleman loft the house At 3 p. m. his bpdy Samonn Affair anil Demands a J-'roni the German Conrt. WASHIXGTO.V, Jan. 23, -- Secretary Hay was directed by President McKinley to draw \ip a stale paper containing a summary of the provisions of the I'erlin treaty. This statement was cabled to Ambassador While, at Ber- Un, with instructions to present it to the imperial government, and, request an explanation of the conduct of the German representative or a disavowal of his action. It is the opinion of the administration that Germany will promptly disavow all sympathy with the revolutionary tactics of her representative, and promise to remove and punish him if the press dispatches are confirmed by official advices. Bloody Rattle in Morocco. TA.NOIERS. Morocco. Jan. 21. — The government troops, commanded by Prince Marani, have defeated theTaS- let rebels in a big battle. The chief rebel's son and nineteen others were decapitated and their heads were ex- dosed at Rabat. This is expected to finish the Tafilct rebe)lion. Tariff for 1'orto Itico. WASHINGTON', Jan. 01. — At the cabinet meeting the president signed the new tariff for Porto Rico, which v.T;l go into operation February 1. As a whole the general make-up of this tariff will be along the lines of that recently put into operation in Cuba, except it will be about, 10 per cent Itss. National Uutteruiukors' Convention, Sioux Falls, S. D., January 33, 1890. The Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. is the official route to the Butter Makers' Convention, and will offer very low rates and convenient train service for the occasion. Our delegation will join the eastern delegation special train nt J.ivermore, giving an opportunity for all to become asquain- ted before reaching Sioux Falls. Call on agents for particulars regarding rates, time of trains and ticket limits, or address, A. B. Currs, G. P, A., M. & St. L. R. R., Minneapolis, Minn. This is not the season for mosquitoes, an inventor of Angouleme, France, is ready to welcome them with a novel thrill. He iuis invented a mosquito netting, which i» charged with electricity, and the moment nn insect touches it down the insect drops, shocked to death. A st«<?ed bird adorned the hat of a lady who was on ft. visit to Foyt Sheridan. Chicago. A pet oagle belonging to Company B, First JUino.i« Cavalry, Davis Will Xot UrInB It Up Until Assured of Itn Ptissagc. WASHINGTON', Jan. 23.—Senator Davis, in charge of the pence treaty, told a delegation from the opposition that he would not at present consent to a vote upon the treaty, nor until he was satisfied that the treaty could be ratified. He made his statement in response to representations made tc him by a delegation authorized by the leaders of the opposition to confer with him, declaring in the first place that he did not accept the statement that there were sufficient votes to prevent ratification. lie asked for the list of names of opposing senators, and was given the names of thirty-six sen-, ators, who, it was declared, would vote 'against ratification. Senator Davis was further told that the defeat or postponement of the treaty could be prevented by agreeing to an amendment, or even a resolution declaring it to be not the purpose of the United States to maintain permanent sovereignty in the PhiHppines. Senator Davis declined to a*cede to this proposition, saying- that he would prefer to have the treatv go over until another session. Instructions to Philippine Commission. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The instructions to the Philippine commissioners have been prepared by the secretary of state. Besides getting general information regarding the islands, the commissioners will be expected to interpret to the people the sentiments of friendship and goorl will of this government and explain that we do not come as conquerors, but as friends anxious for their well being and advancement in the ways of civilization. nRKTITIES. Us the Wvfl feol<i robbery **» » big haul Jfl«n4 »n th_e !poad,ljt,jon_ indicate^. Washington dispatch: The detail for the court martial which is to trv Commissary General Charles P. Eagnn on charges growing out of his statements before the war investigating commission in which he severely attacked General Miles, has been made public. The court is made up of thirteen army officers, of whom Major General Wesley Merrill is at the head, and a judge advocate, and it is to meet in this city ou Wednesday, the 25th instant, or as soon thereafter as practicable, this qualification being necessary, because a number of the members are at distant points and will require some days to adjust their affairs nnd reach this city. All the officers composing the court, save one, Major General Butler, are from the regular army. An Albany dispatch says: The senate and assembly in their respective chambers voted yesterday on United States senator, Chauneey M. Depow, rep,, received 84 in the assembly, Edward Murphy, Jr., dem., 60. In the senate Depow »7, Mm-phy 33 votes, i Washington dispatch: The presi dent announced at the cabinet meeting shortly after it assembled, fov its regvi lar Tuesday session, that he had decided to order a court martial to try u>aunissary General Jiagau toy the abusive and violent language Ue had respecting M^ov Geneva! M^es? e op (}}e wit^ess stand, before the THE MARKET REPORT. bhlcago Board of Trade Quotation*— Prices for Live Stock. Chicago, Jan. 20.-Grain markets were dull today and rather heavy the greater part of the time, but closed with a Bomewhat firmer feeling, ana at practically the same figures they did yesterday. The wheat market braced up somewhat on the late business ana futures closed practically at yesterday's final point-May at 70y 2 @<0%c, July at 68Hc. The Modern Miller reported an improved demand for flour on domestic account. At thn coast exporters took 33 loads. May corn closed about steady at die sellers. Shorts were moderate buyers. Some 28 loads were worked at tho coast. , Provisions opened firm and showed 'no indication at any time to act after 'the unbecoming manner of the grain markets, which flirted first with one side and then with the other, without definite indication in the end of where they stood. Pork closed 12y 2 c higher, while lard and ribs advanced 5c. Quotations were: _ Articles— High. Low. Wheat- May ..? .70% f .70% July .. .68% .68% Corn— Jan May .. .37^ .36% July .. .37% .36 7 / 8 Oats- Jan May .. .27% .27% July .. .26% .26 Pork- Jan May ..10.25 Lard- Jan May .. 6. Short Ribs- Jan. .. . May .. 6. July .. . —Closing- Jan. 20. Jan. 19. 9 .70% $ .' .681/2 .68% .34% .34% .37 .37 .371/4 .37% .26% .26% .271/a .27% .26% .26V 8 9.95 9.87% 10.221/2 10.121/a 5.57% 5.80 5.55 5.77% 4.85 4.75 5.10 5.05 5.22% 5.17% Chicago Llro Stock MarkctK. Chicago, Jan. 20.—Buyers were eager for the few good cattle offered today and bought such at lOc advance, or at higher prices than have been paid for many months. Early hog trade was firm, but weakness prevailed later and the average was slightly lower than Thursday. Sheep and lambs again sold about steady under correspondingly heavy receipts. Today's receipts estimated at 3,500 cattle, 26,000 hogs and 8,000 sheep, make 44,785 cattle, 158,871 hogs and 88,384 sheep for the week thus far, against 42,308 cattle, 148,001 hogs and 81,174 sheep for the same time last week and 49,614 cattle, 153,888 hogs and 71,104 sheep for the same period last year. It has been a week of remarkable strength in cattle trade and the big supply of fat sheep has seen disposed of at firji prices, though ambs have been marketed freely enough to cause a break of 15c from last week's prices. Klch Vein of Coal Is Found. Webster City, Iowa, Jan. 23.—An almost inexhaustible vein of fine coal five and a half feet thick has been struck on the east side of the Des Moines river at Lehigh. Every one laughed at President Wilson of the Webster City & Southwestern railroad, who purchased a section and a half of this land forty years ago, before he built his railroad. He has held it ever since and has always said there was coal in those hills. His road operates the Crooked Creek mines on the west side of the river, with a capacity of 5,000 tons a month. Robbed un Ohio Postofllre. Toledo, O., Jan. 23.—Burglars forced open the rear door of the postofflce at Napoleon, drove in the combination spindle on the safe with a sledgehammer and punch, stolen from a shop near by, then blew open the inner safe and money chest with dynamite. The postmaster admits that the loss is a large one, but under orders from the postoffice department refuses to give out details or amount until an Inspector reaches the place. , Henry C. Tayno Stricken. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 23.—Henry C. Payne, spoken of as a possible candidate for United States senator, who returned from a trip to Washington yesterday, fell in an epileptic fit at the Milwaukee Club after lunch and was removed to his home. Mr. Payne has suffered from these attacks several times. Dr. Stearns' Place Wanted. Kankakee, 111., Jan. 23.—There is a well-authenticated report here that ov. Tanner has asked for the resignation of Dr. W. G. Stearns^ superintendent of the Illinois Eastern Insane liospital. This is to make a place for Dr. A. C. Corbus, chairman of the state board of charities and a warm personal friend of the governor. Pope Is Almost Uncovered. Rome, Jan. 23,—Dr. Lapponi, the physician of the pope, says the pontiff, who has been suffering from a slight attack of Influenza, Is convalescent, and that he will leave his bod and receive the Roman patricians Jan, 26. Senate \yill Honor Do| K ua w . .Washington, Jan, 23.—Senator Gear offered a joint resolution in the senate appointing Oscar W. Delgnan o£ Iowa a cadet at the United States Naval academy. Deignan was one of the Merrimac heroes. Gov. ruuuer Hay Recovered. Springfield, 111., Jan. 21,—QOY. Tanner is at his desk at the statehouse having sumclently recovered from hi? recent attacH of grip to permit resum- >ng hie official duties. State Superintendent of Pwbljc Jn- has &Uo recovered Good fToprletury lleniedle* And Had. By 9. «*• Edltnrd*, M. D. FFrom American Journal of Health.] Had Darwin pursued his researches into the domain of proprietary remedies he might of aptly paraphrased his famous dictum and remarked that "the fittest, survive." The proprietary remedy comes and goes with as much regularity as the budding and fall of the foliage of the year. Some remedies are perennial, however, and public esteem will never suffer them to disappear. These survive because they are in direct contrast to the ones which have no hnsis of merit to sup. port them, and which meet with thei* just and natural doom—oblivioriu There is always room for what cures? but the public wearied of the recurring appearances of nostrum after nostrum, which are tried only in vain, has grown to have little patience with the impudent pretensions of quacks ana their products. Medical science admits that proprietary remedies are in some instances meritorious and endorsements are given to such by the medical and hygienic journals for the legitimate reason that it is known that beneficial results have followed their use, arid will again. Simple enough is tho position of medical and health journals in this connection; they gratuitously give publicity to meritorious remedies. They labor also to protect people from the impositions of unscrupulous purveyors of worthless preparations. Moreover, the reasons why a health journal approves or rejects a proprietary remedy are based upon facts that cannot be gainsaid. When evidence exists that a thing cures and has done BO in spite of the fact that other things—equally loud in their own praise—failed to cure the same complaint, the course of common sense is plain to be seen. The cure receives credit, and the quack nostrum is rejected. No better example of this proposition could be quoted than Richards'Catarrh Expellant," offered by the C. II, Richards Company of Omaha, Nebraska, as a cure for all catarrhal affections of the head, stomach, liver and kidneys. What is the secret of the gi-eat success which lias attended this remedy? The simple secret lies in its demonstrated capacity to effect a permanent cure. After a thorough sifting of the laims of this proprietary preparation the American Journal of Health bestows its conservative endorsement. We have ascertained that the record of success claimed by Richards' Catarrh Expellant is genuine, and that sufferers are really loud in their praise of it. We do not refer to the evidence merely of advertised test'monials, but ;o that which we have ourselves Be- cared through the operations of our .nquiry bureau, and which leaves no loubt of the sterling merit of this remedy. That it ha/s no superior as a aositive cure, ami that it is in consequence entitled to the patronage of sufferers and the support of independ- nt medical and hygienic opinion, is an established truth. Eioh'ai;ds' Catarrh Expellant, we find, is daily strength- ning its hold upon the public, because it i sclaily affording fresh proof of its invincible qualities ns a curative, hnv- overcome many obstinate cases which had all but caused the sufferers to conclude that no really permanent cure could be had. The advantages ol proprietary remedies can be secured by the exercise of orclinnry intelligence. Independent and impartial endorsements given by journals like this—which havo no possible interest in the commercial success of any remedy—indicate where the public may safely choose. The choice of Richards' Catarrh Expellant is recommended by us because it doea what it promises to do, and offers a permanent cure. Cecil Rhode* Snubbed, It is said that Cecil Rhodes onc« tried to Impress his importance upon a little German clerk in the government office at Johannesburg and met with signal failure. Rhodes, says the New York Tribune, had to stand In line and didn't like it. "Please attend to me at once," he said. "I can't wait." "When your turn comes, mister," mumbled the clerk. "Confound you, sir! Don't you know who I am? I'm Rhodes." "Oh, yes, I knew that, but that doesn't worry me." was the unruffled reply. ''If you were In Cape Town I'd have you discharged in a minute," roared Mr. Rhodes. "Yes; I have heard that they discharged people in Cape Town for doing their duty," answered the Clerk; "but we ain't in Cape Town; this is a republic." CJostly Dress Material, The most expensive material ever produced for a dress was that purchased by the German Empress about a year ago, from Lyons. It was white silk brocade, having flowers, birds and foliage in relief, and cost $125 a yard, the actual value of the raw silk, It i» said, being $100. The empress was so struck by its beauty that she had not the heart to cut it up, and it was eventually turned into curtains. The prlnb paid for this material is about double as much as the famous cloth that Louis XIV. had made into a dressing gown,. XJesputchlujf Murderer* In Tungor*. If a man commits a murder in Tun- £ora none of the natives wll defil* thejr hands or weapbns by killing him. He is supposed" to be haunted by the spirit of his victim until he goes mart and kills himself, but as a matter o? fact the priests capture and strangle him unknown to tho rest of the community. The tongues with which the wretch's life is squeezed out of his body are then burnt before the image of Ka'i, and the ashes crammed intn the dead man's mouth, by this means purifying his corpse. Plants of tue World. The flora of Europe embraces about 10,000 species. India has about 15,000. The British possessions iu North America, though with an area nearly as large as Europe, have only about 5,000. One pf the richest floras is that ot the Cape of Good Hope and Natal, wfcich numbers about 10,000 epociea. Australia la also rich iu them, about be^ng known at the present ttnj«.

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