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tflfc ttfefUJalLtOAM, ' AUJUJTA % 10W1» ,' SI, 1894. Algona Republican, MIt.f ON Sf Atttt, AtGOStA, * * - tOWA 1. E. Osbourne, a Sibley grocer, has t>een closed by S. L. Priesely and other creditors. Liabilities about $1,600. GOT, Jackson, Col. Henderson and Senator Gear and others have gone to Mississippi on a hunting expedition to last several weeks. .Tames If eater. ii> years old, residing cast of Independence, borrowed a horse and buggy from a neighbor in his father's name. Subsequent developments proved the father knew nothing of the transaction, and search has failed to discover the whereabouts of the boy or outfit. L. James Liddell. editor and proprietor of the Clinton Press-Times, committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a Milwaukee freight. The engine and twenty cars passed over his body, mangling it frightfully. No cause is assigned for the deed, lie leaves a family. Detective Franciscus went to the headquarters of a gang of clothing thieves at Sioux City and waited for them to return. The officer seized the first man who entered the room and the officers called on the others to throw up their hands. They started to run away and the officer fired, hitting "Dick" Morgan, a young tough He will die. The closing of navigation for the season on the upper Mississippi occurred on the 15th. Navigation can continue until the river freezes, but on the 15th the insurance on packets and rafters lapses and the owners of steamers do not care to continua to operate their boats at the increased risks. Rafters nil along the upper river were put to the bank. While on a visit to Chicago a few days ago, W. D. Dent, president of a bank at Lenora, was startled by the unaccountable fall of a large pocket book beside him on the sidewalk. He feared to touch it. but John Caselman. an electrician, picked it up. The examination showed that it contained a very large amount of money, how much is not known, as the finders took it to an adjoining bank and deposited it pending inquiries by the owner. O. M. Galloway, salesman in the large implement store of Huggins & Saville, Mt. Ayr, is the victim of a sad accident. He delivered a corn shucker to George D. Bennett, some six miles from Mt. Ayr, and put the machine in operation, and while showing the working of the machine his glove accidentally got caught and his right hand and wrist were drawn into the machine and cut all to pieces. He was .'driven to Mt. Ayr as soon as possible 'and the injured member was amputated some four inches below the elbow. Sheffield a town of 1,000 inhabitants, fifteen miles south of Mason City, on the Iowa Central railroad, has been almost entirely wiped out by fire. Twenty business houses beside a number of dwellings were consumed. The fire originated in a small stable at the rear of the Central House, and in less than two hours the town was in ashes. A limited supply of water and a few buckets were all they had to fight the flames with. Three years ago the 3d', of October the town suffered a $%!>, 000 blaze, and the last fire burned over the same district, which had been rebuilt with .more substantial buildings. The loss will reach $00,000, with insurance of $25,000. One boy dead, a man badly injured, and $75,000 worth of property destroyed, is the record of the worst fire Burlington has had in five years. The hre occurred in the Boston store, on Jefferson street, owned by J. 'Kentx & Sons. It was caused by the carelessness of two bundle boys who dropped a lighted candle into a lot of cotton batting, which burst into names, suddenly filling the basement with .stilling smoke. One of the boys escaped, but the other Oswald Pistorus, was overcome and perished. Mr, Bpntx in attempting- to save the boy was badly burned about the face, By the timo the lire department had reached the scene the entire basement was in flames and every one had been driven out of the building by the smoke. The firemen could not enter the building on 1 account of the dense cloud of smoke, and were compelled to fight the fir« from the outside jt was slow work, und not for several Jjpurs was the lire under control. l§yery vestige of stock in the building •xvas,. destroyed - : . by lire ov water and smoke. The'fine photographic parlors of Monterford & .[Jill, situated above $he Boston store, were biuUy damaged by smoke and water. Neighboring Buildings were slightly damaged by smpke and water. The loss is Mated at .$73,000 with insurance to amount of $30,000. J, p. Mclfinncy, a leading democrat of Hamilton county und 41 prominent attorney at Stratford, died at Jm home A in that city a few (lays ago. „ The following named, persons hayo ]bjpen grunted certificates of pharmacy, ; Jypwar passed tho state examination: p W, I'helps, Haward^n; ,J. $. MeYinton: 13. hi. «. Warnjiuis, $ Center; Joseph L, Bidlaek,, Man- 0. ,Cope, AVJitap Junction; Falls: J. D, puyoj-, ^'•^•'^•'f^'i !v ^I'^'sif ,s}* sSlihii&J >y$$F?jji$ is 'i/ ''^'i"' >RV [[State Superintendent Sabtn Says that the meeting of the State Teachers" Association at Des Moines during the holiday week, December 26 to 38, is going to be the largest in attendance that has ever been held. Me expects there will be more than 1.200 teachers present. The association gets stronger every year. The papers are prepared with care, and the line of work taken up is more systematic and arranged with more thought for the general good. The proceedings arc how published by the state and carefully ed> ited, so that the whole does not make to exceed 200 pages. No paper can be read before the association till a copy of it has been deposited with the secretary. Stephen Howard, an old resident of Lester township, Black Hawk county, has died from the effects of an assault made upon him by Charles P, Adams, a neighboring farmer. There had been bad blood between them for some time* caused by a quarrel over some stock. •Some of Adams' calves got into Howard's field and Howard drove them out and told Adams to take care of them. Hot words fo'lowed and Adams says Howard attacked him with a milking stool and he defended himself with a club, striking him over the head three times. Howard fell, but later got up and went to the house, when he got worse, and has since dieit. Threats of lynching scared Adams and he went to Waterloo and gave himself up. Another story says Adams stabbed Howard in the throat with a pitchfork. Howard was 70 years old and Adams is 35 and has always borne a good reputation. Eight cases of scarlet fever have been developed at Cedar Rapids as the result of the contamination of milk sold. Several weeks ago a case of scarlet fever originated in that city. The patient, a girl, had been visiting out of town, and when the symptoms of scarlet fever became apparent no physician was called and the board of health was not notified. Before fully recovered, that is, while the skin was yet in a harsh, scaly condition, she visited the family of a dairyman in tho country, who sells, or did sell, milk to a. retail dairyman in Cedar Rapids. The children of the dairy farmer contracted the disease and the mother cared for the children and helped to take care of the milk. In due time the family of the retail dairyman became sick of the disease and since that time not less than eight cases have been developed among his customers. Health officers are investigating the outbreak. A young man from Perry 'named Leek was held . up and robbed at the corner of East Third and Court avenue, Des Moines, at 11 o'clock at night, by" three highwaymen. Leek had been in the city but a short time and says he was on his way to his boarding house on the east side after attending an entertainment on the west side, of the river. He was passing along 1 the street when he was approached by two white men. They ordered him to stop. He did so. Just then a negro appeared from the rear and prevented him from retreating. All three men had revolvers he said, and ordered him to give up his money under penalty of death. He said he gave all he had, about $35, and that then thej"- made him stand where he was until they made their escape around the corner. He then hunted up a policeman and gave the officers a description of the thieves. Those descriptions tally with three well known crooks who have been in the city for some time and the police feel confident that they will have little trouble in running dfewn the men who did the job. Gov. Jackson has appointed twenty- seven delegates from Iowa to attend the anti-option convention to be held at Vicksburg, Miss., November 20th. Tho object of the convention is to urge upon the United States senate the passage of the Hatch bill or some like measure for the siippression of gambling in staple products. The delegates appointed are: At large— A. ,W, Swalm, Oskaloosa; Charles Jl, Martin, Des Moines; T. P, Walden, Allerton; M. J. Kelly, Williamsburg! D. C, Glasser, Dubuque. First district —B. R. Vale, Bonaparte; J. P. Man- ivtrey, Fail-field. Second district—John A. Evans, West Liberty; Bruce T, Seaman, Davenport. Third district—J, F. Merry, Manchester; G, M. Miller, Hazleton. Fourth district—Daniel Sheehan, Osage; Simon Rustad, Northwood, Fifth district—A. N. Poyneer, Montour; John T. Hamilton. Cedar Rapids. Sixth district—John Vorhees, Oskaloosa; D, W. Norris, Grinnell, Seventh district—R. C. Webb, Des Moines; John Forester, Adel, Eighth district—E. J. Gault, Cincinnati; J. B. Harsh, Creston. Ninth district—John JJays, Red Oak; W. B- Margin, Greenfield, Tenth district—S, Burntfuist, Dayton; John G. Smith, Algona. Eleventh district—Daniel Campbell, Onawa; W. W. Field, Odebolt. Shirts to order. Agent calls twice oaoh year. AY, Tilden, PBS Moines. Hansen's Radical cough cure. Immediate relief and cures when others fail. Several years ago Ferdinand Giese, a volunteer fireman of Davenport, losf both eyes fighting a fir*? in, a Davenport church. Tho people bought him. JA home und the city Sad just pensioned him, At midnight a few nights ago he hoard an alarm iii his carpet weaving &hop> "went tp it &lpne, ajjd opening the daor was &,et ablaze lay a fire that was raging; in, jt. T^p gbjap was destroyed &nd he v>-ajs fatally pujr&ed- The day Pajjlft Tesehin,ftkj, ^gred 5, h_ft,d .olojthiHg fty&d by hj$' .wW&lwyWWt ' '' *%m Some days ago Great Britain sent an ultimatum to the Chinese govefnttient demanding that within seven days Taotai Sheng be dismissed and. degraded; that the British steamer Chting King be saluted by the Taku forts and a money indemnity be paid the owners of the Chung King for outt-ages committed by the Chinese Soldiers on board the Chung 1 king last August; in.default of which Great Britain threatened that the British fleet under Admiral Free^ hiantle would make reprisals. This threat had the intended effect and all the conditions, demanded have been complied with by China. It is tinder- Stood that if they had not been Great Britain would have occupied the island of Chttsan, which commands the sea communication between Northern and Southern China, as was done in 184.1. and China only recovered possession by giving Hong Kong in exchange. On the 13th, Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle issued a call for bids for $50,000,000 o per cent ten .year bonds, interest to be paid in coin, which is interpreted to menu gold. It is confidently expected at the treasury department that an amount will be realized considerably in excess of that received on the February issue. For the last issue of bonds a very considerable amount of gold—approximated at $15,000,000—was withdrawn from the sub-treasury for the express purpose of using it again in paying for bonds. With a view to more exactly estimating the amounts withdrawn for such purpose, the sub-treasurer will keep a record of all withdrawals from now until accounts under the call are settled and the names of the persons making the withdrawals, A dispatch from Foo-Che says: The Japanese have capture*? Port Arthur. All candidates elected u,t the recent Hawaiian election were pledged to support annexation to the exclusion of everything 1 else. Justice Dean, of the Pennsylvania supreme court, handed down an opinion in the case of sundry petitioners against the school district of Gallitzen- borough, appeal from the court below, which refused an injunction to prevent nuns from teaching in the public schools dressed in the garb of their order. The supreme court affirms the decision of the lower court. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT DES MOIXES, Nov. 13, 1S04.— The primary object of our patent law is for the public good and not for individual benefit. As an inducement for individuals to spend time and money to invent and produce improvements in the arts and sciences it offers a seventeen year monopoly to any one who originates a patentable invention. This is the most equitable Jaw on our books because it makes no distinction between man and woman, boy or girl, race or color, citizen or alien, but places all on equality in getting patents. The extension ot the legal life of a patent is now practically an impossibility. Delay in the issue of a patent however practically extends the length of a monopoly.of an invention aiid the law, section 4997, makes provision for the renewal of a forfeited application at any time within two years from the date of forfeiture. Taking advantage of such privilege persons haye purposely forfeited more than once and renewed each time within two years to extend the length of their property rights to their inventions.' Under a recent righteous decision of Secretary of the Interior such practice is henceforth forbidden by that decision which declares "the right of an applicant to renew a forfeited application under section 4897 is exhausted when once exercised." Five 17. S. patents were issued to Iowa inventors on the 30th ult, Printed copies of the drawings and specifications of any one patent sent to any address for 25 cents, Valuable information for inventors free. THOMAS G, AND J. RALPH Come, Solicitors of Patents. on Foresters. LONDON, Nov. 17. — A sensation has been caused in secret society circles by tne publication of a pamphlet bitterly attacking the Independent Order of Foresters, which is being extensively circulated throughout England and Ireland. ___ Hoard of 'I ratio CHICAGO, Jfov. 15.— -The folio wing table E bows tbe range of quotations on the Chicago board of trade to-day: 4HTJCWW. Wheat—3 Nov,,,, Corn—3 Nov..,, Deo..,. Aw.,., May.., 1 Miiy,, fcwd-' Auv.,,. Jwa,,,. May.-,6.»Jl?B- £««,,,. _May,,,. High. .63 .51 .39, .39! ,8i 7.43 e!&5 Low. CL08INQ, Nov. 16.|iXov.U. MX ,28% J$,W 7!i6' W5 ,53 -50% .*•»$ •WJ? 7.30 (5.45 ,51 .38% T.W-J 8.17V (5.35 * , Ca}., ifpv. cial returns have been received over half the counties in California, §nfl the result shows the plurality of Kudd, the dewocwtic candidate fpr governor, is pver 1,0.0,0. ITHACA, N. v.,-ifov. is.— has dechM tP f HE KfMliSHtS dip- LABbS, Mftstfff Woi-krtiftn tlln Ahhhftl Nlctf OHt,ifcAJi!Si, La., T6t. —t« ftfternooti se'ssion of the knights bl Labbi- convehtioli begafl at 3 b'blocll yesterday and adjourned at 5:3o. Gen* ei-al Master Workman Sovereign clelivi fered his annual address, Which was fin exhaustive and elaborate resume of the work of the order from its in- 1 cipiency. Me attributed the decreased membership of the Order to the depression in business circles, prevalent bankruptcy, low wages and forced idleness of the laboring clashes. He said that he had traveled 35,4(54 miles since his stewardship had begun and had organised eleven new assemblies and made ninety'seveh public ad' dresses. Me characterized the writ of injunction from the United States Circuit court of the eastern district of Wisconsin as a despotic injunction, Referring to the American Railway Union affiliations, he advised a coali« itSon with this as well as all labor organizations. His resume of the Pullman strike terminated in severe criticism of Major-General John M. Schoneld and the recommendations of that officer for an increase of the army. He urged,that the assembly take strong grounds against an increase of thn military force of the nation, and that they "advocate a decrease in the regular army and the abolition of the state militia, for from them are coming l,o the surface the sentiments of a military despotism." GOES BACK TO BE A COUNT. A. TSowy, n Itustiluii, Thinks Cznr Nicholas Will Restore Him. EI-HKKA, Cul., Nov. 17.-—A. Nowy lias started for Russia to claim his title and estate, confiscated twenty years ago by the Russian government. He is « count and owned large property, which he forfeited for criticising the czar. lie fled to America and during the last twenty years has supported himself and his family by various occupations. A year ago he came to Eureka to take charge of a ranch. Since the death of Alexander 111. he has been advised.by friends that, with the accession of the new czar, his restoration to rank and fortune is practically assured, Should this be done, not only will Novvy receive his title and estate but, under the law, the accumulation of this property during all these years will also be his. The Went Virginia Miners. WiiKKM.vfi, W. Va., Nov. 17.—-There are no , noteworthy developments among- the .miners, the West Virginia men being apparently content to await- a meeting of their fellow workmen in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The dissatisfaction with present wages appears to be on tho increase, however, and if any'break is made at any point the West Virginia miners will be quick to take advantage of the lead thus made. To Abolish Hie Company Stores. PJTTSBI-KG, Pa., Nov. 17.—The COJH- pany store, that bone of contention and cause of so much trouble in mining circles, seems on the eve of being abolished by a mutual agreement'be- tween the miners and certain .leading operators of this vicinitj'. Leading miners' officials'and company men are now in conference over the matter. 'c'asli lu tlio Treasury. WASHIxGrO.v, Nov. 17. —The cash balance in the treasury at •itlie-'cl'ose of business yesterday was $103,010,178, a loss for the day of $092,000. The gold reserve to-day was $01,878,374, which shows a net loss since yesterday of .873,488. Since Oct. III. the cash balance shows a loss of f!), 381), 785 and the .gold reserve a gain of $518,019. Captain ami Crew Browned, G»ANi) HAVKX, Mich., Nov, 17.—The small .schooner Antelope of Chicago capsized oft' the harbor early yesterday morning. The three men comprising its crew were drowned. None of the" bodies have come ashore, although some of the wreckage has been thrown on the beach, M MM British aiinlnlfv C»Us for Help. VAI.I-AIIAISO, Chile, Nov, i7,—,The British minister to Pern l»is asked for help and lias protested against the attack on the British ship Seven at Sal veri early this month, Tho Peruvian government claims it is not re&ponsji ble,'as rebels were the attackers, A British squadron is expected shortly, favors ;n;iwnon, \}]., Nov, 17, — Resolu. tions were adopted by the Illinois State grange favoring tho infla' tion of the currency to "the actual needs of the business of the country," favoring the abolition of the national banks and the substitution of treasury notes for national bank notes, and condemning Iho bond issxie by the C'leve' land administration. JJubwrt }3aton of .Juliet und .!. K. T»te pf Bwll<wUe were members executive. IM fMfe Mtindi-td thfe tci-i-fti-S Tennessee — Snoiv Stoi-m the Sltdrtfloft la til* DKXVKR, Colo.,Jfov. I?.—Two million dollars in property and eight miles of timber went up in smoke in the foot hills of Boilidei' county yesterday, and at midnight there ivas little prospect of the names being checked. A furious snow storm has set ih; but this only adds to the terrors of the situation, for there are from 800 to l,fiOO people homeless and flying before the flames, which threaten to block their path 'every moment. The towns of Gold Hill, Ward, Sunset and Copper Hock Were in the path of the fire, and the latter is the only one of Which anything' remains. Among the destroyed property are some of the best mines in the county,but their condition can not be learned as yet, as there is no means of communicating with the district except through the fugitives who are arriving in the valley towns. Late reports from Ward say the town can not possibly be saved. Ward has a population of 1,000, Gold Hill 500, Copper Rock 300, while all the way through the hills are small settlements that are not down on the map. Many of the families escaped from the flames by seeking refuge in mining tunnels until the fire swept N past, when they emerged and made their way to the valley, tired and exhausted. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon a heavy wind came from the west and the thermometer went down 80 degrees, accompanied by a snow storm. Among the important mines at Gold Hill for which fears, are expressed rire. the "Alliance and v ' Cash BeerkraY A courier reports the destruction of about one half of the property of Camp Talcott and Prussian mine and mill. The timber around Gold Lake has been swept bare by the flames. Many people arc reported injured. •BOUWJEB, Colo., Nov. 17.—Over 300 men are fighting the fire approaching West Gold Hill, which seems to sweep everything before it in its trend of the mountains and through the valley ranches. Women and children are arriving in this city for protection and the scene is one of excitement and de- .struction. Sunset ;vvill .;be wiped:out, 'before morning if the wind continues in that direction. Ward is said to be safe. One life is reported lost. TENNESSEE! FOREST FIKES. I-lvcs tost und Mi-.cii Property Devoured by the Flames. JACKSOX, Tenn., Nov. 17.—Forest fires are raging near this city and adjoining towns. At Millington a negress, Fannie Woods, was in'her cabin when it caught fire and the flames approached so rapidly and enveloped the house so cqmple.teiy she was; unable to escape. Another- victim was a 9-year- old boy, son of Pitt Ray. The remains of a man were discovered near Big Creek bottom, but his identity is unknown. Vast fields of cotton have been burned and miles of fences destroyed. A train of fifteen cars loaded with cotton on the Tennesse Midland railroad caught fire as it was leaving the city, and before the flames 4i ;c.pjjld, be stopped and th'e cars removed out of danger one containing forty bales was completely destined, Muny^Wen Thrown Out of Work. •' WILICHSBABRE, Pa,, Nov, 17.—The large breaker over No. 3 mine of the Delaware and'Hudson coinpaii3 r 'at Plymouth was entirely destroyed by fire last evening. The upsetting of a coal oil lamp was the cause. The breaker has an output of (500 cars a day. Six hundred men arc thrown out of work, The loss is $100,000, It will take eighteen months to rebuild the breaker. ' .JOANS, La,, fs r qv. , King /piievyed tlic interest in the pea<ilr»e?it trial against the ostprduy hy announoing 1 Avquld hold night case is ^^fi&,*te.^]^wi*!w t \ $%A ^\ . "l«'< t L ' r x '" ^ ._ • £ v > ? °> '** ' im ' *I >. . -4i'!f 1 NQV, |4.— Judge gpYfl;snQv- q ' ' s,npr»ine court, Uu ^yag serving 1 'of ftlteen 4ays i'pi 1 , 0pjiliein.pt befprj? Judgs? ^cQtt'i -of district. Igftup PS a Htg »iMt«4e t# tyui. . Five Men IJadly Scalded, :, lnd,,Nov. 37,—Shortly after 0 o'clock last evening five men were dangerously scalded and burned in «n explosion at the Muncie muck bar mill, A ttream of hot mud, boiling water and &team was thrown out the length of the mill, and five men, who were standing in tho line of the steam, fell to the ground either burned or cooked, They were carried to their homes, where a number of physicians were summoned, It is thought two of them will die, Tlie factory was &ljgJitly damaged, The men injured nil haye families. __^_ ,_„_ - ' Cnn't SpJWp ItoUwnr VfoM»m> , , SpRlJfGFJEjyp, 111; i Nov, 47.- 1 —The slate grange wrestled till the forenoon yesterday over thP trani&poptfttJQn problem and finally Jaid the entire bubject pn the tab.lp jr Tije convnittge on-trunSpoyWtiou ; rypoi'l.pd in fiivor'of guvormnept ownership • of railroads »nd a,n animated di«ws*>io.n followed. An - amendment recommending < ',„,. (Syndicate o'syjwship, bufc gpy-, t control pf , railroads was, adopted, end thw the was laid on the tab^. THE A. R. U. lUfw«n 6f i frf ' CmcAtiO, Nov. 14.—The United State* | government report on the great strike in connection with the ttouble, has been made public. Hit report, which is signed by F&tefal Labor Commissioner Carroll B. Wright and his fellow investigators, John 15. Kernan. of New York, aiid Nicholas E. Worthihgtott. of Illinois, is addressed to President Cleveland. Irirst, the General Managers' Asad* elation Of twenty-five railroads arid representing a combined capitalization o'f $*,t08,fi53,fll7, and of which St. Johli was chairman, is declared to have b^ett an illegal organization^ and is charged with attempting to do that lap the roads Whiclt it denied its employes the right to do. It is declared to ha.ve usurped power nbtgranted, and it is said its refusal to recognize or deal with the Railway Union seems arrogant and absurd. Taking up the Pullman Company, the commission says the demand of the employes for the wages of 1.893 was unjustifiable; but says that concession* on the part of each would probably have averted the strike, tt points out that none of the salaries of the company's officers were reduced and that it was an advantage to the company to keep its plant running even at a I'OSB. The corporation of the city of Pullman is declared to be contrary to the conditions which make good citizens. Relative to the strike proper, it says the policy of the Pullman company and the General Managers* association closed tho door to all attempts at conciliation and settlement of differences, and says a different policy would have saved loss of life and property. The placing of United States deputies at the disposal of the railroads is declared a bad precedent that might lead to serious consequences. The report says that impartial observers are reaching the view tliat much of the real r.espon-, sibility for these disorders rests with the people themselves '.and with the government for not adequately controlling monopolies and corporations, and for failing to reasonably protect the rights of labor and redress its wrongs. A permanent national commission is recommended and it is suggested that the state adopt some system of conciliation and arbitration. Contracts requiring men to agree not to join labor organizations or leave them as conditions of employment should be made illegal. The commission also urges employers to recognize labor organizations. It, is satisfied that employers should come in closer touch with labor, and should recognize that while the interests'bf capital and labor aru not identical they are reciprocal. Literary ( Notes. The Youth's Companion is soon to enter upon its sixty-ninth year of publication, and as one says who has been a constant reader of its columns for , more than thirty years, "It has steadily improved yeaV by yeaiv' Its articlies to-day cover the whole field of life a.jid experience, furnishing a vast amount of valuable and entertaining reading of a character not found elsewhere, and of so great a variety that The Companion interests alike each member of the family. The best writers of ..all lands are engaged to write for its columns. Among the famous 'contrib- butors ' for the volume for 1895 are two daughters of Queen Victoria; Mr. Gladstone, the most eminent living statesman, who has for the, third year written an article expressly for the Companion; Sir Edwin Arnold, W. Clark; Russell, Charles . Dickens, Frank R^Stbckton, J, T. Trpwbridge, ; Mark Twain, Cy Warman, .the famous looo? motive engineer, and more than a hundred other writers who are known the world over. The large circle of readers who never Jiave enough of Bret Harte's stories, who find in them a marvelous fund of invention (which is so vei-y like nature that-it seems an injustice to call it invention,) a wonderful skill in portraying character, and a litfevary felicity unsurpassed,—all these* readers will welcome with eager gratitude his new book, "The Bell-Ringer of AngelV and other stories, just pviblished by Hough ton, Mifllin & Co,, Boston, "The Land of'pluck," is a volume of stories or short sketches for young folks by Mrs. Mary Mnpes Dodge, ; author of "Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates." The book, like "Hans Brinlf* er," is about Holland, and is a picture- esque account of the interests, and this oddities of that remarkable country. The second part of the volume ponsiHH of stories and sketches,. imvny of them published firM?' i» St. Nicholas, twd herp for the first time collected in hop}? form. It is published by the Century Co,, ]S f evy Ywki , ' ' "The Century JJook for Young " The Story of tfie by E.ldridge S, of''Historic Boys,"^ United States," etc. This ne\v"departwe. It tglls in „.. story form iust whaV leyery Amerjpau boy nnd girl wght to }?RQ\Y abpuji tjj« oyeromenl;, tJVe'fujictiQB^Qf thp"pF$i»J' i^Vtf ,ia n .'#'