The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 13, 1894 · Page 2
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4 v%3 trppM DBS ttdnfnkt ii&M tHEV WILL 6 tfaft stftne oft Demund thfe ShwUf—AttAofc on the .fen ill, ThrcntCBdcl—Ohio Mlnfecs Riot TA, 111, iTune n.—P&na is once in fear of attack on account of telegrams received by the d sheriff and mayor to the effect that 40!) striking- miners were on their way to Pa.no, from the Springfield district Tho reports haVe been substantiated by the trainmen, who say they ran through squads of miners between here and there. Two hundred attempted to board the Ualtim«re & Ohio passenger train No. 26 due here at (i o'clock last evening at a station this side of Springfield, but Were not successful. Later advices from Baltimore & Ohio Trainmaster Ueerlingame state that they are on their way here, some walki*g, some in wagons with provisions, and are armed with clubs, canes, shotguns.etc. The Pana mines have been running a few days at their full capacity. Large numbers of miners from other districts have come in and secured work. There are in Pana large numbers of strangers, evidently strikers, who have been coming in quietly for two or three days. The deputy sheriff and city authorities are doing all they can with the means at hand to prevent any disturbance, but it is evident that there will be trouble as soon as these strikers arrive. DECATUB, III, June U.—The 9 riot Jitsfi 6% fifc ambn& th** Italian minofrs .hefe,, eaased fe^ least 61 the ,itise$ tlEhefuif Wtifci " A .flftffibfep «sf the Piottng Strikes fatt ifijttr*o> • fBrty miters ftrd Stfil tfo&ihg in ,ttie Wines and i&ot& trouble is /eared. oVBttpdwiett _ fact that Decatur mills, factories and .electric plants are being supplied with coal in carload lots from the Pana and Moweaqua mines has stirred up considerable ugly feeling among the most radical strikers. Interference is expected to break out any day. SrisiNOFiKLD, III, .Tune 11. —All day yesterday miners from . Athens, Petersburg, Rivet-ton and other shafts in this vicinity were congregating in the ottskirts of the city with the avowed intention of going to Pana to compel the men there to suspend work. The invading miners who gathered here were quiet and orderly, but, they had perhaps forty or fifty rifles among them and as many more shotguns, and all were armed with clubs or heavy canes, if nothing more. They left the city in squads of forty or fifty during the forenoon, taking the road toward Pana and keeping along the line of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railway. During' the morning two \vagous loaded with provisions were started in the same direction, and other squads of men left during- the afternoon. .While they remained here the men, who were mostly foreigners, were drilling in'the manual of arms, and appeared' to be perfecting an organ i/.ation. "-•„. At 3 p. in. General "Freight Agent Townsley of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern applied to Sheriff Murray for protection to the company's trains and property, and the sheriff sent out deputies to investigate the situation. The governor received a message at 0:30 p. m. from the sheriff of Christian county saying in substance that a mob has possession of a Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern train at Edinburg- and refuses to let it move and minors are approaching, lie therefore asked to have militia sent out In response the governor telegraphed Capt. .T. E. Hogan of Company B, Fifth infantry! at Taylorville, to proceed with his company at once to Edinburg and assist the sheriff of Christian countv in releasing the Baltimore & Ohio train and in executing the law there. ST. Louie, Mo., June 11.—Adjt.-Gen. Orendorff of Illinois purchased all the rifles and small arms in the stock of the Meacham Arms company of this city and ordered them sent to Pana, JJLl* Ohio Minors Succeed Ih Pfflventlnp MoipontAttfc of Coftl 3t*Httftfl* por,UMtn;s, Ohio, June, 11.—Gov. McKinley last night received a tnessege from Sheriff Scott of Belmont county saying strikers were rioting and burning bridges, and that he was powerless to stop theni He asked foi' military aid. Immediately the governor ordered Qeii. Howe to go to the sheriff's relief and promised reinforcements if necessary. There are 1,800 at Bridgeport and Wheeling- Crerik and nearly all are Slavs and Hungarians. Gen. Howe advised the governor that ho had moved the Eighth and Fourtosnth regiments and Batteries H and C from Guernsey county to Belmont and are at St. Clairsvilles, \vhere they were joined by tho Second regiment The reinforcements gave Adj6*Gen. Howe J,f>00 men. The governor ordered the Sixteenth regiment, whose headquarters are in Toledo, to go to Belmont county. Battery D of Toledo was ordered out at the same time. The condition along 1 the line of tho Norfolk & Western road is threatening 1 . Supt. Robinson of the company called on Gov. McKinley and said 200 miners in Jackson county encouraged by those around Gloster, where tho first trouble occurred, are making 1 arrangements to capture a Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern train and proceed 4-n L? ,nl A*. ill— • . t I. «. IOWA, WBttMSDAY. THE FISHER-BOV. r>Hlle ,Tncl< live* close by the stormy son; Tho >,ou of n. fisherman brttvo is he, Who nulls away In a aioiit old boat, The brnvcst «.nd tnloat man Thistle .Tack with his inothor stays at homa, Hnl lie loves on tho Hiimly shoro to rovm, And be tho (I Ml to o.itcli i slxht Of his minor's boat, coming buck ufidghL And bo tlio flrst, u-liori It comas to land, To offer tv ready helpintr hand: And there's not in tho to.vn a Ind so spry In spreudln,' tho loiu liel where 'twill dry. And he helps the men who have worUocl all day Unload tho flsh In the merriest way, And when tho our:o is nil lishoro. He ruus ahead to tlici cottage door. J'horo the mother waiti.wltb l ho i xuppor spread Hut sloops to put fondly the curly head; For fond and proud of her boy l» she, r lho lad who n Ilshunnan bravo will bo. ft tmgfedy Tycts-ftrs, aftd hazing takes att» other sliitpe attd b^tsomcs murder t Rhd lha. public l&atn plainly' that tfie ' And then ho lies down lo slumbers I, He cl roams of a boat with sails so while, And ho s.ills in dreams far over 1 tho sea. And who so huppy and way O.H ho? to Sciotoville, six or eight miles from wiicn"!™ Portsmouth, where the Norfolk & ' Western crosses the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern. It is presumed the intention is to hold up the coal trains on these two roads at the junction. ^MAUTIN'S Fnmir, Ohio, June 11.— Early yesterday an unsuccessful effort was made to run two coal trains on the .Cleveland, Loraine & Wheeling railroad, after a week's tie-up. Ties were placed on the track, dynamite was used, a revolver fired and knives exhibited. Four deputy marshals and two reporters were on the train. Their lives, together with those of the trainmen, were threatened if the train was not run back, and this was done. The mob, including women, increased from SO to -100 in ton minutes. The troops finally dispersed the riotors. CiiAitr.ESTcw, W. Va., June! .1 —Gov. MacCorkle at 10 o'clock last night received a dispatch from ex-Gov. Fleming at Fairmount and C. 1C Lord, second vice-president of the Baltimore & Ohio, stating the strikers at Boggs Run had completely blocked the lines and all traffic was suspended, that the rioters were going up the line towards Fairmount, • and that only prompt action would prevent serious trouble. The governor ordered eleven companies of military to proceed' at once to Boggs Run. CosBOCTOw,- Ohio, JuneJJ";— The tipple, several cars and about 300 bushels of coal were burned last night on the farm of George McCoy, seven miles west of here. BELI.AIUK, Ohio, Junclt.—The way has been cleared by the military on Baltimore £ Ohio road, and coal trains with others are moving as usual. GUARD AGAINST A I.,\'NCniN<J. FKAK ATTACK O.V PKKIN JAIL Soldiers GnarUliiR the Place AifiUnst an Attempt to IteleudB Gclier. PEKIN, 111., Junell.— Ex -Representative John L. Geher, the leader of last .Wednesday's mob at Wesley City, has been arrested and lodged in jail. Fearing the striking miners will come here and forcibly release him Sheriff Frederick has a company of militia and 100 armed deputies guarding the jail. Considerable excitement prevails here. Gehcr was found at a o'clock yesterday morning by deputy sheriffs of Peoria county in a boarding- boube at Edwards station. They say he was getting ready to leave these parts. The only evidence on which this opinion was based is the feet that since Wednesday's bloody affair he had disguised himself by shaving off his whiskers. Edward Little says his brother could hare shot Geher a dozen times, but eyery time he saw him the leader had his hands up in the air motioning to the rioters to go back and stop shooting. Several of the strikers say the 4eputies sympathized with them. The coroner.s jury here was iu ses- all 4ay trying to get testimony sufficient to justify the issuing of war- rents for fifty or more of the rioters whose qaraes had been furnished them by #»e sheriffs. Difficulty was en- gftvmtered in getting- some 'one able to Identify tfje men needed. At 0 o'clock last night the sheriff re- K»iye4 Q telephone message from Peoria siting that ?&0 strikers had started \O Ppkin from BartonviUe. Reports ' 4S§mje in »lso that 130 wero encamped .Ifl Jbe Jinjbep west of the river and a i9*» »WB»ber north between here and The sheriff says further- B^rtonvilja crowd will re- rfiinfprcemenls from Minonk, S»,d La Saiie jf the strikers can possibly get here. There wa § , Indiana Striken* Surround a .lull to Preserve Alleged Miirdm-oi-8. BitA/.iL, Ind., Junell.—Much ox- citeuient prevails iu this city over the appearance at the county jail of a crowd'of armed men claiming they came to prevent violence to the prisoners who are charged with complicity in the murder of Engineer Barr. The mob, which is composed of friends of the prisoners, say they will visit the jail nightly and keep guard. The officers believe they mean to release the prisoners and an effort is being made to have them moved to Terre Haute or Greenoastle. Coroner Merschen rendered a decision that Ban- came to his death by being hit by a stone thrown by an unknown man. TKIIRK UAUTK, Ind., June U.—The electric light company has obtained a temporary injunction from Judge Mo- Nntt against several miners, among them State Secretary Kennedy, to prevent further interference at a surface coal 'bank west of the city. The water works company was getting coal from ono with a permit from the state officers of the Miners' union, but the visiting strikers made the- men stop getting out coal. WJLI, 11U liUUMUJIY NO AOUKKMKNT. Some Large Operators at PlttHburff Ke- fuse to Knter Columbus Conforem.o. PiTTSHUKo, Pa., June 11.— By a vote of o;i to 53 the railroad coal operators of Pittsburg decided to attend the Columbus convention to-day, and immediately after this decision was announced the minority operators bolted the convention and refused to be bound by the action of the meeting of to-day. Co4,uiuu:s, Ohio, Junell.—President John McBride declares there is no truth in the report that the miners are weakening. On the other hand they arc more determined now than ever before. McBride said there probably would be thirty operators and fifteen miners here to attend the conference, and that they would represent all the operators and miners of Ohio, Indiana, western Peunsylvaniai and northern and eastern Illinois, fs-r Louis, Mo., Junell.—It is understood that the operators of coal mines in the southern. Illinois district, not controlled by the Consolidated Coal company, will njiike a proposition tq Vie strikers at the conference at East St J^ouig to-day to fix 4 sc^ale of wages and refine work i n all except the company mines, in case (hat company holds out awJ refuses to m#ke Ah. tho day 1»! distant, when from tho shorn Ho muy wiiluh for tho boat that returns no irol i! turns to tlio cottaic with weary troad Arid Ihu molhur weop* for tho fattier (lend! —Harper's Younsr People. Wlutt JM a Coward? "Yon are a coward." "Am I?" It was 0110 of tho. crowd of boys who were pouring out of tho public 'school who made the statement, another who asked tho question. Then a closely cropped red head and a curly blond head, a gray jacket and u black one, four fists, four knickor- boekered legs and two bookbugs seemed to mix themselves up in tho center of the street, and a crowd of other boys closed in about them. Not being acquainted with the rules of "tho ring," I cannot tell you of tho %ht, but I believe that whatever the little blond fellow who had been called a coward could do with his fists to prove that lie was not onu, ho did in the interim between the first blow and the arrival of n very large policeman, who lifted the pair apart as a giant of the fairy talcs might a pair of Tom Thumbs, and inquired sternly: "Say, what's the matter with yous?" There was so much the matter in the shape of bruised foreheads, black eyes and bloody noses and puffed lips that I imagine motherly tears were shed over both rod and blond beads, and I am sure , that both these boys were told never to fight again, because it was both wicked and ungentlemanly. But what can a boy do when, he is called a coward? And if he will not light he is a coward; and worst of all things is to bo that, argued Johnny. And he is right. A boy who is that is worthless. And if it is necessary to light in defense of honor, of country or weaker folks, lot him be ready' to do it. But there are other things necessary, too, and a great many lighting characters arc arrant cowards al heart; men who, when you conic to ringleaders di' college fiaaintf coarse, brutal flnd ctohtemplible ' ards. A boy who teases A* girl is & sort of a coward. I do not like the little fellow who wilfully upsets his sister's work basket OP throws her doll down tho xvrlt, of laughs at her when she practices her music lesson. T like a little boy to whom his sisters come to get him 'to mend their toys, or show them how to do their sums, to take care of tlicrti when a dreadful dog barks, and Who is always ready to help them. That .shows 'that ho has the spirit of the protector in him, and ono who has that is never a coward. Another thing is very cowardly — to tell lies. You 'ihay fight all tVie boys n your county, but if you habitually :ell falsehoods you are a coward all ;he same. Sometimes it is the bravest rf'all brave things to tell the truth. Jo 1» for that reason. Do not have it on your soul that you have lied to iavo. yourself from a reproof or even t punishment; do not know, in 'your leart that you are a coward.— St. jouis Star-Sayings. (iontlonmii Urown. Brown was simply a largo dog, TVIIO was so strong, so fearless, so intelligent and so active in affairs that he was considered the champion of the town. He could thrash, any dog round about, and always did it when it was licecssary. But he was extremely kind and bo- iievolont. Ife showed great kindness to tramp dogs, and protected many A little vagabond, ^ and saw him safely out of the town in good condition. One day lie brought ti, specially bad specimen home with him. lie 'can»e into tho house and into tho .dining room, whoro tho family wero at din"nor, the wretched little tramp dog at his heels. ^ looked up at his master, wagged his tail asking for something to°eat. A plate of food was set down and the little dog snatched at it ravenously. Brown seemed to think that was all right. JFo did not offer to touoh tho food. When the little dog was through he asked tor another plateful and hud his own dinner. He kept the little clog for quite u while, always permitting him to eat first. At night ho took the dog into his kennel, himself sleeping outside. He was not at all intimate with the dog, but treated him as a visitor. r,ot at any time as a friend. The tramp finally went on his, way, strong and well, and as plump and sleek as any dog need be. What was said between these two dogs, both at mooting and parting, would be very interesting' to know. " §v ,t»ttto* Wa» t'sefn) tfinti itiilltt*, "I Md a quart of whisky • otic<* that worth last $3,500 to me," rfnkl Col, Davis, right of wiy m-in for the Lake Street L road, to a Chicago Ilci 1 - ald man. "But it didn't cost that much," he added quickly, noticing the look cf astonishment, on the facos of half a dozen friends leaning against the mahogany. "Let's sec, that was away back in the 'tOs, when stage coaches Were still rattling into San Francisco. ± was 011 my way down throilgTi the Sacramento river country by stage, with a little metro than 153,000 of Northern Pacific money in my belt and the prettiest gold watch you over saw in my pocket. AVe vvcl . c within a. day of 'Frisco and the weather was dreadful cold for California; Just as the old coach swung, round one of those short turns ou the mountain side three road agents sprang to the leaders and leveled their rifles at Iho driver. Well, we all knew what those quick stops meant, I remember it now," tho colonel iiniMod, caressing a glass, "as well as though it ait happened last month. The passengers growled as they got, out on the cold ground and lined up along the rlckely coach. Two of the highwaymen trained their rifles on the line and the third, with derringer ready for action, ordered us lo shell out. 'It's all over, boys,' I. remarked, in an offhand way, 'and we might as well make the best of it, but lh<j air is raw and In an interview to-day wltli Hon. M. n. Gossett of Kaufman the following facts relating to a rembkelaracmfiwuyl facts relating .to a remarkable murder case' were obtained: Some time prior to the lOUi day of August, 1S87, a man named Cokcr was placed on trial in tile criminal court o£ Henderson county. One of the principal witnesses against tlin defendant Was Tom Fulton, and it Was Itpou his evidence that the conviction AVas Held. Lee Coker, a son of the defendant, ou ttid evening after tlie trial remarked to a'young lady wlioili he met: • "While my father Is serving a terfti In tho penitentiary Tom Fulton will bo serving a term in hell." On tile night of the lOUi of A.ugust, a few days after, Torn Fulton, while standing on his front gallery, was fired upon by an unknown assassin, Fultou falling dead. The threat made by Lee Coker to the young lady led to his ar« rest. Near Fulton's dead body wero found some pieces of newspaper which had been used as gun wadding. Ookei 1 was granted a change of venue to Canton, Van Kauclt county. Here two trials were given him, both resulting in mistrials. On the 10th of April of this year Coker was tried for the third time/aml 1 Friday night a decision was reached, fixing tho penalty at life imprisonment. I£o was convicted wholly upon circumstantial evidence. The pieces of paper- found by the body proved to bo a. copy' Of the Comanelie Chief. The nlwes of Kcst we take a drink before going any further.' Well, sir, that leader was? a prince. 'Got anything good about your clothes Y lie asked. 'A. quart of the best, .shiff: that ever ran out of a bottle,' I replied. 'Gel; it,' lie ordered. I stepped over to the coach with a rifle aimed at me that looked as big as tho cud of: a tunnel, and in stooping over get at the root of the matter,are only brag-garts who delight in terrifying- peaceful people, In many Western country places are men known as "Jim the "Terror," 01 "Sam tho Shooter, •'who are spokeii of as having "painted the town ret. one day last week" and being danger ous to tho community. I've no doub. that some boys fancy that, however bad these fellows are, they must bi brave men. On the contrary they an the most contemptible of cowards a record of their exploits will provo it Two of them will rush through the town armed to tho teeth, raid tha saloon and drink some mild old ('ri>i4 man's beer without paying him for it! smash tho sashes of tho candy store,! roar hideous oaths at tho window o!J tho parsonage, overset an old mtJ with a basket of eggs, devour th$ poor fruit woman's applos and o anges, threaten to shout the politt respectable, elderly tailor on his wa lioina with u now unit of clothes, d molish things in the Chinoss lauudr and cut of Cluimj- Foo's precious pig tail despite his mild petitions fc mercy, and insult country hulius wh havo driven in, to shop, but wilt lik spinach in boiling water when faeai by throo stout revolvers. I romenilmr seeing onu of these mo who had boeu supposed to threaten certain village with destnictiou' a nuon, hanging out of tho "lock-up' window at dusk, weeping and beg ging "some good Christian" fo heaven's sake to givu him q, "chaw o tobacker." He was a coward of course Thero is another person you thin! very . brave, perhaps. Your cousii John who is at college. lie looks such a fine follow a.s he"stts youfittlu bo.ysof the fun they tho freshmen," and townsmen with goo you he. tlifnk that when you ar.o old as you will •'ha/,u freshmen" also. Xow there are few more co,wardl deeds done iu this world that* rnuo of that sumo collugu liaising 1 , and the /act that boys Jiitvo bo en tit it here and in Knglaiid for 300 ' years make; it no better. To heap insult and m jury on homo unoffending- »younj straug-cr, to cover him wjtli mortifies* tion when he naturally wishes to ap ai- his best, to paii his heart am harm Jjim physically, cau bi> fun one bwt a £!Owa,r<J. Now apd l!;i(J liraaks. A clergyman was explaining to n class of boys the passage, of scripture, "It is easier for n camel to go through the eye of a needle than 'for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Ood." He told them that this very troug expression was meant to show he extreme difllcwlty, adding: "Von know it would be impossible for a camel to go through the eye of a needle." "Of course it would, sir, on account of its hump," responded the naturalist of the class. An Irish clergyman called upon an old lady. Just as he entered the room she stirred the fire, causing it to send a cloud of sparks up the chimney. "Aye, aye," said she. "'Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly ; omancho Chief. The pieces ~of' paper found by the body and those- iound in r Coker's shot pouch wlien placed together fit perfectly, and reading across a part of Talmagc's sermon-, was deciphered, which read as. follows"Who watched you last night? Who has been good to you all your life?' Metlnnks the goodness of God would convert this whole audience to rencnt-, aiice." On the other side- of the paper was an advertIsetne.nt which read evenly. This is tlie most remarkable feature of tho whole affair—the words uttered by Dr Tnlmnge seemed to apply so directly to ' the murderer, who divided the words by tearing- the paper and using a part for a gun wad, which was found beside his victim. Three sizes of.shot were extricated: from the body of the deceased, aud three sizes of shot were found in Coker's shot pouch, which compared identically. Tho loaded barrel of Coker's gun was also examined, aud it contained three sizes of shot, comparing with the shot in the pouch and tliose taken from the dead body. His trial was set and continued ten times — ban Angelo Enterprise. ONLY ONCE LUCKY. It Hn |.])c iie<[ to a Future Millionaire. ami Involved upward; 1 though indeed, sir, I uove'r could soo what trouble the sparks have in flying- upward."—Irish Life. Drt Animals Lovo .Fun? There seems 110 reason to doubt it. Monkeys are full of frolic fov its own sako, and enjoy themselves mostof all when playing mischievous jokes. Air. Romanes' terrier performed its tricks so consciously that when no ono praised it for them it used to boeomo quite sulky. A flock 'of goose have been known to cause a number of pigs i.u run the gauntlet between them, miu-yly to hear tho squealing- of tho porkers us they wero bit at by the birds. There- was a soldier's horse t'lat was wont to be fastened by a river's bank, and the creature had the ill habit of kicking at passing men, hi order to make them fall into tho water. The jackdaw will watch boys at their games with evident appreciation of the fun, and the amount of iiislmoss in kittens is perfectly notorious. Both Aro Wuitlnj;. A school master oneo said to his boys that hu would g-ivo a crown to any mo of them who would propound a j riddle ho could riot answer, "Well," said one of them, "why am | I like the prince of Wales?" The master puzzled his brains for some minutes for an answer, but could not guess tho correct ono. At last ho exclaimed; "I am sure I don't know," ••Why," replied the boy, ''because I'm waiting for the crown,"—Amusing Journal. HE MADE,THE FAT MAN-TAKE A DRINK.. nay valise dropped in the belt with $3,000 and my watch. 'We might as .well bo sociable like,' as I turned around with that long bottle, 'particularly since these gentlemen have the drop ou us.' 'Take a drink yourself.' tho leader roared, probably fearing the liquor was dosed. 'Oh, I'll do that,' and so saying I raised the glassware, took a long swallow. Well that fellow actually stood there and watched the stuff gurgle down my throat, to be sur«-j I was swallowing it 'Now give your fat friend a, drink,' lie ordored, and I I'af-scil tho bottle to a h»avy passousor v.'ho ^as No. 1 in tho line of shivering ten fists. The fat. man g.-nbliod the bottle and sucked It as if his life depended upon it. 'Now driuk again yo.self,' the head man ordered. I raised the bottle again and as that good stuff triculed doM n my throat flu lender became con- vlncr-d of two Ihinpi— ono was that I hod good liquor and the other was that. it vuis fast: get tins away. 'Hold ou <here,' he howled, '1 want some of tho ' "What is the luckiest tliirip; that ever happened to you?" somebody asked of the millionaire. "Do you mean sheer, unadulterated luck— something-- that ' Just happens without any seeking o"n your part? plied the millionaire, throwin re- away , a half-smoked Perfecto and taking another out of his case. "Well, yes; let it go at that." 'I am generally accounted a lucky myself." I pas-sod the bottle over and they took fliree rounds. 'Now for business, 1 tho boss of them shouted. Well, sir, they got; .fDOO from the fat man and about. $1,200 from Ibo next fellow. 'When h-.> came to -me 1 liaiiled out fll iu silver. 'It's all you.s,' I remarked; 'all I've got and you" ( e wol- ei-me to it, but I'd like to keep 'about $;! to pay my hotel bill iu 'Frisco tint'l I <?au telegraph for somo moro.' That. f<-llo\v looked inn in the oyo, and he hadn't: a particularly friendly •.-xpfeps- ion either. 'Oh, well, you're a p-.-otty good sort; of a. follow and generous like —if that's all you've got, we'll pass you up; ini'rt ho walked ou down the lino gathering iu well tilled wallets and gold watches as he went.' As they duj; their spurs into their horses and rode away ono of. the fellows turned uack anil yelled, 'Hood stuff you had in thai. bottle, major; sorry you don't travel this way of tenor." "From lluit day to this I havo never gcno out on the road without a quart in my valise. It's always (hero; a row bottle every time, and i woull as soon think of Koing away without a few spjiro shirts as without thnt quart, bottle." i ,/cniile at Oliurcli. Four-year-old Jeuiile went to church on Sunday with her father. The men of the congregation could not have boon vpry devout, for when she cauie home and her mother asked her what tho people did at' church she said; "Tho proacher and the womeus prayed, and ine and papi and tba mous sat up and looked at 'em." Chief Crop of Tluit Section, "I was in Southwestern Kansas not long ago," said ono of the Colorado rcipmst'iitaliyos yesterday. "The out- loote was gloomy. I^ots of soil, but Jit- vlo cultivation. Tho people looked hungry and appeared to be Availing for something to turn up in the shape of a benevolent providence to snatch thorn froui their destiny. I got into conversation with an old fellow who soi'inwl to havo sprung out, of that sterile soil ages ago, and asked him: •'What: in tho name of all blessings do fhe people manage to UMO, upon in lli'w section':'' •%* •"?ho old Mow never took MS hands out of his pockets as he slowly and in perfect good -faith replied; very man by the thousand and ono people who know more about mo than 1 do myself. But, on my honor, what I call a genuine- pieco of good luck happened to me only once in niy life, it duin t amount to much, though it meant much to me at the time. It was when I was filling my Urst Job—that of an errand boy at $3 a week-ami I tell you I have never since felt so rich as when j. earned homo my first $3. "1 had been given a check to cash i a m -r a i bil1 to imy ' After P a »' In S tlio bin I had $37 of my employer's money lett. 1 had Just crossed Broadway when, happening to look back, I saw two men lighting In the street. J. wa e enough of a boy then to take keen interest in. anything like a 'scrap.' I retraced my step's to see what It kas all about. To my amazement aud surprise 1 discovered that tho two men were fighting about the $37 and the receipted bill, which in some, mysterious fashion had dropped out of my pocket A policeman happened along at that moment, I was able to provo that I had a better right to the property in dis- .pute than either of tho two combatants and recovered it forthwith. They had each grabbed for it at tho same time and each was bound to get all or none —luckily for me. I have often speculated upon what might havo happened if they hadn't quarreled. I should never have recovered the money, aim in consequence should certainly have lost niv situation. That might 'have changed the whole current of my career, and instead of being n rich man I might today have boeu a poor devil, or I might have been twice as rich as I am. Who knows? Any way, 1 regard It as <lu> only pieco of downright, simon-pure, unmistakable good hick that ever befell mo. But any Tom, Dick or Marry that you cluinco to meet will bo able o tell you lots of luckier things that have happened to mo-somts of them things that I had worked at for years '" —.Vow York Herald. f (to "ftactrlne, Little Frances 1 parents have been, discussing- reincarnation and tfto small maideu has acquired suuio of its phraseology. "Mamma," she said ono day, "nay kitty must^ hq,vo bean a pis in a previous state of pslstonoe, for I can "eiy. in bep gj ft w8 yet."-r.Judge f •".Oh! mostly on pensions!" "—Washington Post. Ana So U' "What's tho funniest experience you •evr had?" 'cvor had?" "But Uow ID that funny V "Why, everything sue says is per- ftvtiy right, but it Jsu't prai-Ucable."- TvutU. Striking JlrI«tliiiijiUer)( <|»let. One machine was' started up at 1Ho brick yards of the Purlngton-KjmbeU company at Blue Island yesterday Heretofore! the only men employed tula season have been those engagpd in loading cars. The ardor of the strikers appears to havo been checked to n con- Bia«mbk> degree. Nearly the entire crowd of strikers left Blue Maud yesterday. In the afternoon there worn less than twonty-tive of them left there At .Schorinoryille a tow dozen striker* remained, but made no move toward raising further trouble. Tho deuutips at the Wcber-Laba-hn's coinpauy'fy u^d •at Kvaiistou havo been withdrawn and 1 no iwthw trouble is expected thcre7 Uoyou.l Control. "Sire," the grand vizier -m nounml, as he ,-e. n->v,d the un'<^ bowl, "a, dog of an infidel is without and wishes to know if yo ,r highness will not sign a petition ing equal suffrage lights, for 'I.llyi .. ill J ., .. -1 Zr —v*

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