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P1S8 MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY OCTIOBER 25, 188& FIFTY-FIRST ARRIVES - iaV.Mi'lti,---,-- ••• , O .- -i -„ •• ,• 1» TRANSPORT SENATOR SAILS SAFELY INTO THE GOLDEN GATE AM Oil Board Are Well and the Regiment Will Probably Arrive in Iowa Within the Next Two or three Weeks. SAN itaAfttintiOt Oct, 33.— The Fifty first regiment of Iowa volunteers Slumbering 764 men and 46 officers, un . der the command of Col. J. 0. Loper arrived here yesterday from Manila on the transport Senator. There was no sickness aboard. The only death re ported is that of Edwyne Kissick, Company F, Oskaloosa, who died al Nagasaki of dysentery. The only incident of the voyage was an accidenl that happened to Edwin Statler, Company M, and Homer W. Read, of Sterling, member of Company A, of Des Moines, three days out from Nagasaki. They were injured by the breaking of the after sail, which fell on them. Statler's leg was broken and Read sustained a fracture of the skull. Both men are doing well. The Senator was caught in the tail of the typhoon encountered by the steamer Empress of Japan. She was tossed lively for several hours, but suffered no severe damage. So serious did the situation seem to the officers of the steamer at one time that all the passengers were ordered below and the hatches were battened down. Adjutant General Byers, representing- Governor Shaw, and 300 citizens of Iowa met the Senator at the Golden Gate in a number of tugs. They received a royal reception from the volunteers. The regiment will be taken off the transport to-day. Although there were two mustering officers on board it appears that the work of mustering the regiment out has not been completed and according to a statement of Gen. Byers the regiment will not start home for two weeks. "All that is needed now," said Col. Loper to an interviewer "is an aggres sive campaign, with plenty of men, and this war will be settled in short order. I have nothing whatever to say about any of my superior officers, ex cept that I believe General Otis to b thoroughly patriotic and conscientious Above everything the Filipinos mus be thoroughly whipped. This is th< only thing they will appreciate just now. As to my opinion as to whether we should hold tlie Philippines, I wil give it after my present duty in the premises is accomplished. Many o: the leaders of the Filipinos are wel educated, cultured men, and I believe capable of giving their people a good government, but as I have said before, the first thing to do is to whip them. "Every town taken must be held and war conducted in stern fashion. No more of this arnigo business. The Philippines is a rich country and capa- which cartia later wHen sTcIrmlsfies became a weekly arid, almost 'dally occurrence. Later when the lowans went to the front .the corerspondents were located with the regiments already there, with the officers of which they were acquainted and with whom they were on friendly terms. It followed that the correspondents wrote more fully of the work of such regiments as the First Nebraska and the Twentieth Kansas, with which they were located, than of the work of the lowans perhaps two or three miles away and of which they only learned at second hand. Detailed Story of the Regiment. The official history of the doings of Iowa troops during and since the Spanish war may be said to begin with the closing days of the Twenty-seventh general assembly. On the last day of the session Governor Shaw personally Informed the legislature that he anticipated a call from the president for the Iowa troops. An appropriation of $600,000 was promptly made In aid of the government In case of war. Following the declaration of war, the president called for 125,000 volunteers for three finally allowed "to'disembark frottt the Pennsylvania and took up quarters In the navy yard, Fort San Felipe. The regiment had been continuously on tha transport 'ninety-three days, it is claimed there is fib record of any other regiment ever being held continuously on a transport so long a period. On February 9 the Third battalion, cott- slating* of Companies B, Q t i and K, under Major S. P. Moore, and the Second battalion, Companies (3,'B, L and M, under Major John P. Hume, and Batteries A and D, First California heavy artillery, acting as infAntry, and Troop A, First Nevada volunteer ca*- alry, occupied the to'./n of San Roqiie, passed through and constructed a line o'f entrenchmente Oil the harrow neck of land between San Roqua and Old Cavlte. February 11 the Second battalion returned to quarters In Cavlte. 'February 18, the First battalion, Companies A, D, F and H, commanded by Major W. J. Duggan, were ordered to ; Manlla to report to Brig. Gen. Oven- shine at the front. This order was the fli-st which placed any body of Iowa soldiers in reasonable prospect of taking part in an actual battle since the declaration -of War with Spain. Bqrdiiwlne Repotted Missing. Major Hume, with Companies C and M, reported to the provost marshal In Manila, March 26. Companies E and L reported to the commanding general at Manila, March 29, and were also assigned to duty with the provost marshal. On March 28, Private Alfred J. Borduwine of Company H was reported missing. He was a member of a scouting party sent out south of Cull- cull church, and from the time of hls> disappearance to this day no word has ever been heard from him. The scout- Ing party unexpectedly encountered a force of Filipinos which flre'd on them". Confronted by superior numbers, the party beat a hasty and somewhat disorderly retreat. When they had reached a place of safety, Borduwine was missing. It is supposed he waa wounded and captured. From recent reports of the treatment accorded by the Filipinos to their prisoners It Is not unreasonable to hope that Borduwine may some day turn up safe and sound. of the enemy on their outpost. On the! following day the lowans and Dakotan^ joined in a forward movement, driving the enemy from In front of the llnd of outposts. Again, on May 3i» the outposts were attacked by a small force of Insurgents, who were driven off. The casualty list 'for the month of May is as follows: Charles Berder, private, Company Htj Wounded at San Tomas, May 4. John Cashing-, corporal,. Company C, ! •Wounded at San Tomas, May 4.' Everett Bronson, private, Cdmpany E, •wounded at San Tomas, May 4. George Shannon, private, Company C; wounded at 1 San Fernando, May 5. Joseph I, Markey, private, Company M, wounoed at San Fernando, May 2ft. Clifford Stevenson, private, Company H, wounded at San Fernando, May 31. Harley Stretch, private, Company I, •Wounded at San Fernando, May 81. Walter R. Combs, corporal, Company I, wounded at San Fernando, May 31, ble of great commercial development. Our prestige in the Orient has greatly increased as a result of our war. We stand in a position to command the wonderful trade if we will only grasp the situation. Our volunteers are the greatest soldiers in the world, I believe. Iowa has a right to be proud of her regiment. We come home a united body, no dissensions and loyal to our country. I am proud of every man and officer in the regiment. I want to say a word in praise of the American colony in Yokohama. They treat the returning volunteers like princes." DEB MOINKS, Oct 34.—The Fifty-first Iowa regiment, which arrived in San Francisco Sunday, has been in continuous service for the United States government since April 27, 1898. The history of the Fifty-first is notable In many respects. It Is full of exciting incidents and from time to time has disproven prophecies made by the wise . ones in a most remarkable manner. It was the last regiment to leave Camp McKinley and many proclaimed that it would never get in sight of the enemy, but it was the only regiment that received a taste of real war and it had a plenty. It was almost the last of the volunteer regiments to leave San Francisco and then the wise ones said it would soon be in the thick of the fighting. Instead, It took a transport voyage of 93 days, going 1 to Manila, and then to Hollo and back to Manila before being disembarked. After landing at Cavlte the regiment did garrison duty for a time a«d the wise ones again got in their work and declared the regiment would never be sent to the front But it was, and remained at the fronl continuously, longer than any other volunteer regiment. Different parts of the regiment, Including the men detailed with Bell as scouts, and afterwards; those who enlisted to Bell's regiment and those detailed as artillerymen participated in as many skirmishes and engagements as any other regiment. The furthest outposts of the American forces were occupied by lowans for weeks. Because of a few swimming exploits of members of the Twentieth JCaneas the regiment was, denominated aquatic, but the lowana were o« outr post duty during the rainy season and had repeated engagements with the FUr iptaos when they waded through water above the waist and communication between different companies v|3 for weeks more easily made let boats' than 9» foot. It i* only fair to explain here that when the history of the Philippine camr p«lgn is ful,ly written the work pjt the Jowacs win occupy § larger proportion? Ate epa<?e than has been given ti fa th« press dlepatphes. The, reason why the lowan/f have been {somewhat neg- I«*e4 if «9t Jwnj to wjvierfltand whe» the •i$JrU&$iQ'& Jft Q6&9lclQ'r$&' 'W&£& &Q8? iimiea ftnt o-peoed jhV Jowawe weue m a** ,««wk /n» *»t flfMitt WM «l»bortt?!y ntWttff MM tfeat COL. JOHN o. I-OPER. years. "Secretary Alger "telegraphed Governor Shaw that three regiments of Infantry and two light batteries of artillery would be Iowa's proportion, and that the national guard was preferred. The governor promptly replied that the troops had been ordered mobilized at 1 Des Moines and would be' ready to be mustered in May 2. The troops immediately came to Des Moines and were quartered at the state fair ground, which was christened Camp McKinley. "Secretary Alger governor that the state's apportionment had been changed to four regiments of infantry, each composed of Ig-hteen field, staff and non-commissioned staff officers, twelve companies, each composed of three officers and sixty-five enlisted men; total aggregate trength, 3,336 men. Taking up now the history of the Fifty-first, the regiment was mustered nto the federal service on May 30, 1898, and on June 5 started for San Francisio. They immediately went into camp it Camp Merritt. The camp was, un- ortunately located on the shore of San Francisco bay, and in part on the sit« f an old Chinese graveyard. Condi- Ions were extremely unsanitary and, In a short time, the sick reports became larming. Pneumonia and typhoid fever were especially prevalent. Finally, on July 29, the camp was removed tc the Presidio, an ideal location for a military camp. There was a long and tedious delay at the Presidio. Month after month went by with no indication of the policy of the war department with regard to sending the lowans tc the orient, but at last orders came, and on Nov. 3, 1898, at 11 a. m., the regi. ment marched from its camp to the transport Pennsylvania in San Francisco Ijay, and at 4:30 that afternoon the transport sailed for Manila via Honolulu. The regiment arrived at Honolulu November 12 and remained until November 16. Lieutenant L. A. Mitchell of Company K and thirty-two enlisted men were left In the hospital at Honolulu. On November 24, in the middle of the North Pacific, the smoke of the steamship City of Pueblo was sighted. Arrived at Mauiln. regiment arrived at Manila December 7, and Colonel Loper reported to the commanding officer of the department of the Pacific and the Eighth army corps. The lowans were assigned to the first separate brigade of the Eighth army corps, Gen. M. P. Miller commanding. On December gfl, without having 1 disembarked, the regiment sailed on the Pennsylvania for Hollo, island of Panay, and two days later anchored off the city. On December SO the transport was moved up to witbljj one mile of the city and it was expected a« assault wouia be made on the town. But no awault was ordered and durlnjr the entire month of January the regiment wa» held awaitjnr * on boar4 the transport before On January 88 it sailed back to I.SfftMl.WWti* fc tb« $}§. Early in April the lowans, Svhose letters home had, up to this time, indicated a' prodigious blood-thirstiness, mingled with intense disgust that they had so lohg been prevented from getting at the Filipinos, began to get an experience of real war. On April 14 the Second battalion was relieved from duty in the walled city of Manila and! ordered to Malolos. The Third battalion, with headquarters and band, were, on the following day, relieved from duty at Cavite and sent to- Malolos; and the First battalion was, at the same time, relieved from duty with the Second brigade, first division, and also sent to Malolos. The entire regiment was assigned to the Second brigade, second division, Eighth army corps. The .Engagement at Qulngun, On April 23, Companies B, E, G, I, K, L and M participated, with other troops in the action at Quingua. During the night Companies A, C, D, E, F and H joined the command and participated in the action at Pulilan and west of there on April 24; also In the action and capture of Calumpdt, April 25. As a result of these engagements, sixteen members of the regiment were reported wounded as follows: Louis L. Hunter, corporal, Company B wounded at Quingua, ^.pril 23. ' George Marlmer, corporal, Company E, wounded at Quingua, April 23 *•*•"« Carl Gardner, private, Company L. wounded at Quingua, April 23. ' Walter Larson, private, Company •wounded at Quingua, April 23. Robert Daly, private, Company wounded at Quingua, April 23. Bert Th'omas, private, Company M wounded at Quingua, April 23. Adrian Hockett, private. Company M. wounded at Quingua. April 23. * * ' Lewis Wyland, private, Company C, wounded' at Pulilan, Apral 24. Nathan Hodges, private. Company D. wounded at Pulilan, April 24. John Bellmi, private, Company M, wounded at Pulilan, April 24. Elmer Narver, private, Company D wounded at Pulilan, April 24. Patrick Dwyer, private Company H, wounded at Pulilan, April 24. William J. Duggan, major, wounxted at Pulilan, April 24. Samuel Tllden, private, Company M, wounded at Calumplt, April 25. John Kernan, private, Company B. wounded at CalumpU, April 25. Bert Grace, private, Company H, accidentally wounded at Calumplt, April 25. On May 1 .the First battalion returned from Bocane, and the following day the regiment, In company with the First South Dakota, marched to Paulllan. On May 8, they returned to Calumplt and crossed the Grande river, camping ln| Arpit. On May 4 the First and Second battalions participated, with the Secon* nt San Fernando. The regiment was stationed at San Fernando during the month of Juhe. On the 16th the outposts were attacked by a considerable force at 6 a. m., but the enemy was driven back and .hla trenches occupied temporarily. Again, on June 22, the outpost was attacked by a small force at 8 p. m., and again the assailants were driven off. The casualty list for June was a short one, as follows: Nathan C. Rockafellow, private, Company D. severely wounded June 16. L.on D. Sheets, corporal. Company K, severely wounded June 16. Charles E. Lucas, private, Company D, wounded June 16. Tjouls S. Woodruff, private, Company D. David Walling, private, Company C. July was an uneventful month with the regiment, which was stationed at San Fernando the entire time. Shortly before midnight on the night of June 30 the outposts were attacked and the entire regiment was ordered to the firing line. The enemy's flre was silenced by a few volleys. On July 4, by way of furnishing the lowans a substitute for the ordinary celebration to which they had been accustomed at home, the Filipinos 1 made an assault at 9:50 p. m., but a brief fireworks display by thje lowans resulted In their repulse wltjfut casualty. On July 18, First Lieutenant John L. Moore of Company L, Council Bluffa, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head, dying during the night. A short time before he had been the victim of a severe sunstroke, as a result of which he had been subject to fits of temporary aberration. In one of these he com-- •mitted suicide. , On July 27, Second Lieutenant Guy H. Logan of Company M, Red Oak, commanded a scouting party sent out to locate the outposts of the enemy In the direction of Mexico. The only casualty officially reported during July, aside from the death of Lieutenant Moore, was the wounding of Private Edwin F. Brown, Company C, who sustained a slight gunahot wound In the left buttock. Advance on Cnlulot. August was a month of activity for the regiment. On August 9 the companies, except F and K, were formed at 3:30 a. m. and marched to the outposts of the Seventeenth Infantry, where they were deployed as skirmishers and advanced on Calulet, meeting considerable resistance. Calulet was taken about 1 p. m., and an hour later a scouting party of fifty men, under Lieutenant William C. Mentzer of Company D, and Lieutenant F. L. Von Arnam, Company L, advanced in the direction of Angeles, about 2:30 encountering the enemy an<J routing them, after a lively skirmish. Ag'aln, on August 11, a scouting party of fifty men, under Lieutenant Jamea O. Ross of Company. E, and George W. Wilson of Company C, advanced and, after an engagement with the enemy, entered Ang-eles, driving- the enemy out of the place. Afterward they returned to Calumpit. The regiment remained at Calumplt until August 17, sending out occasional scouting parties and guarding wagon and ambulance train. On August 17 it was moved to Sa« Dalan. Companies F and K were left In charge of the Fifty-first Iowa outposts at San Fernando, making dally 1 reconnolsances to Mexico. The month's month's casualty list: Lamonte A. Williams, lieutenant, Company E, wounded, August 9. Harry P. Bi-enholts, private, Company M; seriously wounded, August 9, Peter J. Harrlft, private, Company K, severely wounded, August 9. Amon M. Slatton, private, Company A, wounded, August 9. James Stuart, private, band, wounded. August 9. Theo. P. Saltgraver, private, Company D, wounded, August 11. During this month three deaths were reported In the regiment. They were: Clarence W. Mason, private, band, died, August 2, at San Fernando, of append!Walter H. Hutchlnson, private, Company A, died, August 8, at Manila, of typhoid fever. Rodney Clark, private, Company D, died, August 8, at Manila, of typhoid fever. This practically completes the record of the regiment's active service. Soon after the opening of September the regiment was ordered to quarters in Manila preparatory to sailing for home. APHORISMS. Complaint is a confession of failure. The feelings are never badly hurt when anger hastens to their defense. Man is a lover by instinct, a husband through reason, a bachelor from calculation. ". Bid CROWDS GREET BRYAN, torn tit Ohld ( ,'. Ittach Enthanlfttin. Lima, Ohio, Oct. 23.— As the Bryan- McLean special was entering the city Friday the rear trucks of the tender 'jumped the track, but no one was hurt. 'An immense crowd greeted the party at the depot The reception of Bryan and McLean was enthusiastic. Mr. Bryan discussed the income tax, trusts and silver. In discussing expansion he made a distinction between the Louisiana purchase and that of the Philippines, claiming the one was for colonization by a hbmeogeneous face and the other was not; that the white man never went to the tropics. At Sidney, Bellefontaine and Kenton Mr. Bryan was warmly received. He covered about the same subjects as during the day and was escorted back to the train by a mounted procession. At Ottawa, Ohio, there was a demonstrative crowd, the people coming from the surrounding country for miles. The money question and the anti-option bill were discussed by Mr. Bryan. Chicago linard of Trade. Chicago, Oct. 20.—Closing prices of grain on the board of trade yesterday and today, with today's range: tftkift* No Chance*. She—Con'tjroti think, dear, it would have been better to look tip that cook's references? He— Dear me, no. They might not have been satisfactory. Passing; of the Horse. So soon as nature sees an improve* ment there is a change. The candid gave way to electricity and the horse to the automobile. The fact that Hos< tetter's Stomach Bitters has been sold for over hall a century, proves its value. There is nothing ,to equal it for stomach or liver trouble. •flie most common name for a place in England is Newton, which occurs seventy-two times. .$ .70% .30% .30% .32% .22% Articles. Wheat- Get Dec May Corn— Oct Dec May Oats— Oct , Dec May Pork— Oct Dec ... 7.87% Jan ... 9.35 Lard— Oct ... 6.15 Dec ... 5.17% Jan ... 5.32% Short ribs— Oct ... 4.70 Dec ... 4.70 Jan ... 4.90 —Closing.— High. Low. Oct. 20. Oct.19. .68% ? .68% $ .69% .70% .70% .71 .74 .74% "Jfr is unlit Wind That Blows Nobody Good*'' That small ache or pain or Weakness {3 the "ifl'wind" that directs your attention to the necessity of purifying your blood by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. Then your 'whole body receives good, for the purified blood goes tingling to every organ. It {3 the remedy for all ages and both sexes. .74 .30% .30% .30% .31% .22% .24 7.82% 9.30 5.10 5.15 5.30 4.67% 4.67% 4.85 .22 .22% .24% 7.75 7.82% 9.30 5.10 5.15 5.30 4.67% 4.67% 4.85 .30% .30% .32% .22% .22% .24% 7.75 7.85 9.30 5.15 6.15 6.32% 4.70 4.67% 4.87% His Way. Young Mother—Arthur Oldbeau is always paying queer compliments. Friend—What's his latest? Young Mother—To-day he congratulated the baby on having such a pretty mother to look like. Samoa BIpo for Revolt, San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 23.—The steamer Moana arrived Friday from v -.-'3tralian ports via Apia, Samoa, and , _aolulu, with Samoan news of a startling character. ,A report, under date of Oct. 6, says: "The aspect of affairs in Samoa is indeed far from reassuring. There is trouble brewing and it will come soon if the three powers do not come to the aid of the government and the distracted officials. The three consuls who were left here as a provisional government by the commissioners are finding their position by no means a bed of roses. It is a matter of report that the feeling between the members of tho provisional government is strained." the .. Toma».: Third battalion remaining 1 ai 1 de river brhjge to guard stores. Oa 1 May 6 th? First &n<i Second, batt»lipn« a4Y<WiQft4 s *«d captu.re(J San Fep crossing th* s»n Fewanao rive* flr?. 'Tnfo w«* ono o* '' ,,\ c; ,**.AA-S. . ^L* 1'i ,i/s j .r.'i^i' *j *J°t . .. The deepest wounds to our love may be marvelously healed by a salve prescribed for our vanity. To the man lucky enough to get a superior wife, the average woman is apt to be insipid, if not tiresome, Our grief for the dead is often but unconscious remorse for the unhappl- ness we have caused them while living, Some of the sins whose consequences are visited upon us most cruelly are sins most naturally, and most fondly, committed. The chief objection to the charity that begins at home Is Its extreme domesticity, waich prevents it from calling on any of its neighbors, The hopeful are never unfortunate. Whatever adversity the past may have brought them, tbeir present is nn troubled, tnelr future is always radiant, Most men, however limited tbeir imagination, are prone to idealize themselves; for self-idealization, in some degree, Is necessary to preserve many of us from self-contempt. A mas should be niggardly la mak, ln« premises, bn.t generous In tbeJi- fulfljlmeflt. Unredeemed prpmteeo are like unredeemed pledges; T.bey so ac- National Bank KeportH. Washington, Oct. 21.—The consolidated statement of the condition of national banks Sept. 7 has been issued by Comptroller Dawes. • The leading items, as compared with the last preceding report, are as follows: June 30—Loans and discounts, $2,492,230,584; individual deposits, ?2 572,157,508; United States deposits, $70,481,616; national bank note circulation, $199,358,382; average reserve, $29.38. Sept, 7, 1899, the figures were as follows: Loans and discounts, $2,496,751,251; individual deposits, $2,450,725,595; United States doposits, $72,826,840; national bank note circulation, $200,345,567. Negro Burned at Stake. St. Louis, Oct. 21.—A special to the Post-Dispatch says: "A posse lait night captured Joe Leflore, a negro, who confessed that he and Bob Anderson on the preceding night went to the house of J. H. Gambrill, at St. Annes. Miss., tied Gambrill's wife and four children together, piled a feather mattress on them, poured oil on the pile, cremated the family, and robbed the house. Leflore was burned at the stake. Bob Anderson was caught and partly burned, but the fire was extinguished before he was dead, because information which may. clear him was received." Commons Sustains the Queen. London, Oct. 21.— In the house of commons the first lord of the treasury and government leader, Arthur J. Ba.- four, moved an address of thanks to her majesty for the royal message calling out the militia. John Dillon, nationalist, member for East Mayo, moved an amendment declaring the embodiment of the militia unnecessary. This was rejected by a vote of 299 against 36. In reply to a question regarding tha rumored purchased of Delagoa bay by Great Britain, Mr. Balfour said no arrangement had been made for such a transaction. cumulate isteres|; ag tp be allr,igh,t while it Jaets, McCoy and Malier sign Articles, New York, Oct. 23.—The proposed match between Charles (Kid) McCoy and Peter Maher was clinched last night wheu the latter affixed his signature to the articles offered by Manager Brady. The fight will be for twen* ty round at the Coney Island Sporting club, probably Nov. 30, for $20,000, Convention of Untvwaaiists. Boston, Mass., Oct. 23.—The general convention of Universal^ opened Friday in the Second church with 9 large attendance, inclining twenty ministers from Illinois. THE SUMMER'S OUTING. A Traveler Tells About the Beauties oi a Trip to the Coast. During these long evenings of fall and winter, many a plan will be laid for the bright warm days o? summer, coming bye and bye, when Nature again assumes her lighter garments and decks herself in green of field and flame of flower, appropriate dressing for her milder mood. Plans made in advance are most apt to be realized and be as fruitful of results as expectancy painted them. If I were to place before the readers of this paper an ideal outing for the summer, I would direct their attention to' the scenic division of the country, where the eye may be pleased, the mind ^broadened by contract with Na-. ture, and where health giving winda blow away the miasml from dulling minds as well as aching bones. A tour of the West is one of the most 'cherished hopes of the rich traveler and', equally is the more humble, but provident clerk, or artisan entitled to enjoy the awakening of the senses caused by revelations of countries new to him. "The Overland Route" comprises the scenic and historic plains and mountains lying between the Mississippi River and Western Slope. Great minds have dwelt upon the romances of the old trails and wrought into story and song the incidents of travel, dangerous and, in the early days, not free from intense suffering. Greater minds have spanned the trackless waste with rails of steel and placed upon them puffing leviathams from the shops, and attached to these magnificent palace cars and all the appurtenances of comfort while traveling. The "Overland Route" is the name adopted by the Union Pacific sytem which crosses the now fertile, once arid plains of Kansas and Colorado, invades the narrowing canons, deep and forbidding, but wonderfully,, attractive, as danger ever is, passes un-' der frowning cliffs and around gigantic promotories, bald and reaching toward the skies, not unlike sentinels, which protect the secret of the mine until men's necessities make tie uncovering useful for the people. There is no grander scenery than that which the Union Pacific traverses between Denver and the surrounding points, and in its Westward course, through. Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The Colorado parks are themselves a revelation to the uninitiated and Salt Lake and its environs afford study and entertainment and pleasure for bright minds. "The Coast" are words which have an indefinite mean- Ing to those who have never visited the Western outpost of our prosperity and advancing civilization, but it should be seen and known, and now, while there is time to study about the country, is the time to lay your plans. No more enjoyable outing can be than that found in all the standard guide books describing the Union Pacific trip to the Pacific coast. Being a pet Is all right while it lasts, but it never lasts long. Baltimore, Oct. 21.—Should the present rate of increase in the net earnings • of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad continue, almost the entire interest charges and the rentals for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, will have been earned by Dec. 31, 1899. This was foreshadowed today when the net earnings for September were made public. The estimated gross receipts were $2,804,293, the largest for one month in the history of the company and an increase of $216,597 over September, 1898. The net earnings for September, 1899, were also a record breaker, being $1,030,493, an increase of $271,804 over September, 1898. The net earnings for the first three months of this fiscal year—July, August, and September—aggregate $3,042,759, an Increase of $1,174,668 over the same months In 1898,—J. H. Maddy. A man may be thanlrfnl for what lie receives, but it is hard for him to be thankful for the things that are withheld. 1 Caracas, Yeneauela, Oct. 23.—p r es> dent Andrade has signed the capitulation agreement propoaea by qfen. * rjan.0 The late Hall McAllister some yeara ago entertained a visiting scientist at the Union Club, before its amalgamation with the pacific, and during the evening-7-a particularly foggy one- made some whimsical remark convey« ing the idea that fog- was an excellent conductor of sound. The scientist took exception to this novel thepry z^nd asked Mr. McAllister on what it was based. "On phenomena which we have all observed," returned the ready jurist; "on an evening like this we hear the foghorn quite distinctly, but when there is no fog we can not heay it a,t ftjl-"

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