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- «*y~3», IOWA, 3L 1BH4, PENb- » Sftffht, Ifeirotfcr, And fccn- ««»!hcsS Condition* Slio* Grna- fetttl |t>' WWfc ttefe and In tanttdii, ^ OcL 30—R. O. tmn A • t36.*s Weekly Keview of Trade says: . ''iShgtossing political excitement in " to&By of the states causes a natural slackening in some kinds of business. llttt dfi the whole business indications rathef more favorable than they week ago. Gold exports have , Ceased; quite a numbei' of niills have gone into operation,and the demand for products, if not equal to that of prosperous years, is better than it has been Most of the time this year. The prices of farm products do not improve much, ' fafad there are still some strikes to re* irfst reduction of wages, so that the purchasing power of the people can not have materially increased, but there is a more hopeful spirit which prompts greater activity. On the other hand, the record of past transactions is somewhat less favorable than of late. Payments through the principal clearing houses throughout the country show a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared with last year, and a decrease of 31.0 per cent compared with the same week in 1802, the decrease for four weeks being 29.8 per cent. "It is interesting that in spite of the •low price of the principal southern crop manufacturers and wholesale dealers report rather more improvement in trade with the south than with any other section. The wheat market is lower and nothing appears •! to justify any important change. Western receipts have been 4,810,571 Imshels, against 0,370,023 last year, and Atlantic experts only 584,203 bushels, against ],Ot.G,000 last year. Corn is higher without any clear reason, and it is noteworthy that at the same time pork is 75 cents lower, lard 35 cent par 100 pounds, and hogs 40 cents lower. The contrast indicates how little the provision market depends at present on natural relations of supply and demand. "In iron and steel the west shows weakness, while eastern markets show more encouragement. The demand ior wool is not as large as it has been, and while prices have scarcely changed ior two weeks sales are but 4,304,250 pounds, against 5,778,750 in 1802, and for four weeks 10,451,749 pounds, against 25,744,750 in 1892. Prices were pnt down before the new tariff took effect, so that results of foreign competition are felt mainly in reduced 'sales of some domestic wools. "The failures for the week were 231 Sn the United States, against 352 last fteteifctt «f ttifc ,tnpiifi**6 tic* at tftth ftitefc Oct. S9.— fcisputches from Wi-«t*i, dated midnight, giv« additional details oi the battle fought between the Chinese and Japanese across the Yaltl river. Wen. Nods'ii, the Japanese chief of staff, it appears, succeeded in getting the main body of the Japanese ramy across the Yalu river without mishap before daylight oh Thursday, Then Col. Sato Was sent forward at the head of a flying column on a reeonnoitering expedition, lie discovered the enemy occupying a fortified position nfar the Village of Fushang on the right bank of the YalU. In spite Of the fact that he had no artillery at his disposal. Col. Sato immediately commenced an attack upon the Chinese and a fierce light fol^ lowed. The Chinese foUght desperately and stubbornly The attack began at 10 o'clock in the morning and lasted until noon, when the Chinese began wavering, broke, and eventually retired in great disorder, falling back upon Kulicnchas. The troops commanded by Col. Sato, after the Chinese had retired, set to work upon the demolishmcnt of ^ the fortifications of Fushang. Inside the fortifications they found 200 Chinese dead. The Japanese also captured a number of prisoners, among whom was a Chinese officer wl-.o stated that the position was held by eighteen battalions of Chinese troops.' .The Japanese, escorting their prisoners, then marched in the direction of Gen. Nod- zu's main body with tnc intention of rejoining it. The number of Chinese wounded is not known. The Japanese lost five officers and ninety men killed and wounded. SUSAN MAfcH PATHOS Arid SPALblNC'S Sonnet "*Jib Slngrefs" One'8 Breath Away frith «nd l»o*cr— -tttd Writer'* frersonallty. It* Pttf year, and fifty-two in Canada, against forty-four last year." -^ ; year. •AFTER COOK'S GANG. Chief Bandit's Sister Has a Liking for Her Brother's Business. -TAiiLEQUAii, I. T., Oct. 29.— A courier has arrived with the information that ^Sheriff Proctor and a posse of Chero- jkees are hot on the trail of Cook and jhis gang of robbers, being only half ;an hour behind the bandits. Thurs- iday night Louisa Cook, a sistsr of the leader of the notorious gang, rode into Fort Gibson and terrorized the people of that place by shooting into the houses and then defying arrest. She filled the depot full of lead from her pistol. After driving the frightened citizens off the streets she galloped through a squad of deputy marshals and out of town in time bandit style. Situation in Xc\v York. NEW YORK, Oct. £9.— Gov. Flower is about to make a rear-platform tour to Buffalo by the New York Central and back to Erie. Senator Hill spoke last night in Oswego, a Cleveland ' stronghold as far as a section with a -large ( republican'majority can be. The num- / ber of voters registered yesterday was "restricted by the rain, but the totals run considerably ahead of the figures of the third day last year. In this city „ <J3,443 names were added to the list, making the -whole number registered 364.447. In Brooklyn 37,820 voters registered, bringing the total in that city «p to 169, 178. Decide* In Favor of Grand Lodge. iNPlANAi'ODis, Ind., Oct. 30. — Judge iJrown sustained the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias in its suit against JCoerner lodge for property. Koerner lodge seceded because the Supreme ' todge ruled out the German ritual. It surrendered its charter, but held its t property. The case is a test and is regarded »s important in thafc it will followed by other suits throughout Unite* States. An .appeal will be WON'T SHOW BOOKS. Armour & Co.*s Alronuger nt I'lttsburg Arraigned for Contempt. PITTBBUHG, Oct. 29.--B. iM, Clark, manager of Armour & Co.'s wholesale oleomargarine warehouse, was before the United States district court yesterday on a charge of contempt in refusing to open his books to Internal Revenue Collector Kearns. Clark denies that he or his firm is defrauding the government, and says the collector simply wants to get evidence against the firm's customers who may be disobeying the provisions of the oleomargarine law. The collector admits that this is his purpose and claims that he has a legal right to the books so long as he does not use the evidence so secured against the firm. Morocco Rebels -Whipped. TANGIER, Oct. 89.—It is announced that Muley Amin, who was ordered by the sultan to go to Melilla with a force of 700 infantry, 700 cavalry and four guns, in order to delimit the Spanish and Moorish frontier,which has hitherto been prevented by the Riff men, has inflicted a crushing upon the rebellious Haiahinas. tribes- defeat Whitecaps Sent to the Penitentiary. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 20. Henry, Jack and Spruce Billings and James Street, members of a gang of white- cappers, who have committed many outrages in Tipton county, were found guilty at Covington, Tenn.. yesterday, and given long terms in the penitentiary. Will Own Their Own Plants. DUI.UTH Minn., Oct. 30.—At 1 o'clock this morning the vote on the proposition to purchase the plants of the Duluth Gas and Water Works company had been counted. The vote was for the purchase by a majority of !»7. The vote was 2,073 for 1,870 against. The registration was 10,323. Brldjjotoiuler Kobbed and Murdered, IHON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Oct. 29.— Charles Engstrom, bridgetender for the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, was found under the trestle at the Chapin mine yesterday with his skull crushed in. He received his pay yesterday and it is believed was murdered and robbed. RS, SUSAN MARR Spalding is both b<ist and leas known by her poem ;irate." The poem itself has been widely copied atk claimed, and its title has sometimes been changed to "Itismet," but no until one year ago was Mrs. Spalding's right of authorship absolutely settled. Mr. Edwin Milton Royle, who used it in his play of "Friends, has been inundated with letters from persons purporting to be its author, so that he now places Mrs. Spalding's name upon all his programs. The lines first appeared in print in the New York Graphic in 187(3. happen." says Mra Spalding, "to have still in my possession the note from Mr. Croffut—one of the Graphic's editors—accepting the poem speaking of it in the h ghest terms and expressing his regret that the Graphic could not pay for poetry, which letter has more than once quenched a too-insistent claimant. It is, by the way, the only bit of blank verse I ever wrote." Mrs. SpauUling was born and educated in Bath, Me. She married early and most happily. She was a wife, however, only a few years befpre she became a widow. For the last few years her winters have been spent in Wilmington. Del, where she enjoys the love and esteem of a large circle of friends. During the last season, however, she made her home in Boston and at present is abroad. Personally Mrs. Spaulding is a charming woman. Her rare conversational powers and simplicity of manner are both endear ng and delightful. Her sonets have been characterized by one of the best of critics as among the best in' the English language. A singular charm t>revades all her verse. Its art is always sure, her methods of composition being invariably conscientious and painstak- frtheeSS BoUyftoft, VleKtH of BnfKlftri, ttn* ttorrt itri Amerlcrtrt. The Princess Soltykoff. Who h&s lately lost much of her jewelry through daring English burglars, Js a young and singularly beautiful woman, by birth ah American, but of mixed En» glisli and Scotch descent. She pos" Besses a miniature of her grandmother, Lovelace by name, which is in every THE PiitNCESS SOLTYKOFF. particular a striking likeness of her self. She was married some few year ago to Prince Alexis Solt.vkoff, the only son of II. S. H. Prince Pau Soltykoff, well known here in racing circles. Prince Alexis died early las year in Syria of consumption. Hii widow draws a considerable revenue as dower from the Soltykoff estates and she is also possessed of a very arge private fortune. Her serene lighness purchasedv-a charming residence close to Slough, Buckingham' hire, which was the scene of the late jurglary, when jewelrjr to the value of some thousands of pounds was tolen. But the robbers left behind even more than they took, being eithei gnorant of the existence of one small afe and its precious <contents, or be- ng disturbed while they wei-e at work. Patrol the Woods for Tramps. BATTLE CKEEK, Mich., Oct. 29.— Armed men patrolled the woods all night in search of the three tramps who shot officer Marcellus Thursday. The men are supposed to be in the swamp. The sheriff will offer ward for their capture. a re- i To F9rmul(ite Agajnsit Options. JACKSON, Mjeh,, Oct. 09,— Gov. Stone ' 4)fts addressed a letter to the governors "•; j»| the cotton. »nd grain growing states , tasking them to appoint two delegates congressional district and from the state »t large to the aotl- convention to fee held at Yicks- The governors, senators and , are to be present. Fraudulent Certificates Numerous, SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Oct. 29,— Special Agent M. B. Hurley of Chicago has been on the coast incognito for several •months engaged in investigating Chinese certificate frauds. He intimates that there are fully 4,000 fraudulent certificates in this state. Will Bliiku Coffee Dearer. BUENOS AVHKS, Oct. 29,— It is announced from ilio de Janeiro- that the government of the province has decreed .that after Nov. J5 all coffee coming there for shipment shall pay a tax per bag, ' ' \ViJI Honor CONDON, Oct. :?0.— It ib htated that the upiversities of Oxford and Cambridge will oupfer honorary degrees upon the United States ambassador, the Hon. Thomas F, Bayard, when he returns to this city from the United States. •i MK& SL'SAN MAKB SPALB1NO. ing, while its spirit—whether dealing with pathos or passion—is of rare grace and beauty. One sonnet in particular, "The Singors," fairly takes one's breath away with its pity and power. For Training Servant Girls. A company of Benedictine nuns have opened at Bristow, Prince William county, Va., an institution where they propose to educate helpless and friendless girls for housework and other domestic service. The girls are to have a fairly good common education and are then to be trained fo*r whatever position they seem most competent to fill. It is a fact, understood by most housekeepers of experience, that the maids trained in the convents and orphan asylums by the sisters are, as a rule, well trained. Respectful obedience is taught them, and beyond the one requirement of attention to their religious duties, they are not encouraged in any unreasonable complaints against their mistresses. The girls visit the convent constantly, and the sisters usually continue to exercise an excellent in- flue nee over them so long as they re> main m their neighborhood. A Model Servant. A Hungarian contemporary reports the death of Ludwig Sjsabo, the steward of the manor of B.-K.-Varalja, belonging to the family estate of Count Rjchy von Enylczke. Szabo, who had been for many years in the service of the prince, bequeathed all his property —about 80,000 gulden—to the Zichy family. "For," said Szabo shortly before his death, "I Was a poor, raiser- able fellow when J entered the service of the.cquat. So, biavipg , here upon these states acquired the little fortune I possess, it is only meet it should be returned whence it came. The money will certainly be put to a good use here; but ifit went elsewhere, I am not bo certaip of it. It might be squandered." The countess gave orders that her trusty servant should be buried with gre»t pomp, and assigned to him a tomb in the mausoleum among the ancestors of the Richy family. Quiet, , , ei The Wea P,* for & little Wt Killed In 4Wca. . U«t. tung bus ae» fa from. fima-Najvo dis trict, Africa lowing tu^t Dv, Lent, nt their bl^ck by thfl fa Womej»'» Women's eplleges nj-e beginning get the plums af-gifts whose J.jk$i tfce ih§re pf The veeewt present at Mrs. PjBke t pf BpstPju ley, is tp be v»6.od ifl buildB « paying &U 01 lace, The Quaker City. For at least two generations in. the mst, and for as many probably in the uture, Philadelphia must essentially be regarded as two dis.inct and separate towns.. Politically there is but >ne, but from all other stand points he two towns of which I speak ini is well be grouped about the north nd south poles. And yet the jr vhich separates these two places is ut a fairly wide thoroughfare—Mar cet street it is called. On one side lies he new town of Philadelphia, with ts wide avenues, magnificent homes— •enerous and modern in its every out- me. On the other quite peacefully rests the old town of Philadelphia, wilh its narrow streets, old brick houses, and shrouded in the conservatism which gave the city its individuality two hundred years ago, when the first Thanksgiving hymn was sung on the continent The new town has the money and progression o£ a modern western city, with the boom still on. Its men are ambitious, and spend their money alike on trolleys and cables and club houses. But old Philadelphia does not fancy rapid transit. It prefers walking, or an occasional ride on the horse car. If it has thrown aside the shad belly coat and wide brimmed hat of its quaker ancestors, it can not altogether free itself from the blood which ran. through the splendid men who once wore those quaint clothes. Why We Have Treeless Plains. Various theories have been advanced to accou nt for the fact that there are in many countries vast areas of treeless land. One of the most popular of these theories, and the one generally accepted, is that prairie fires destroy all efforts of the trees to get a foothold in these localities. Another authority holds that the soil is not of the proper sort for tree growing. The fact that trees planted on prairies and plains grow luxuriently seems to disprove both.pf these theories and leaves such speculations with .nothing to rest on. A 'Writer in-the London Geographical Journal -..puts forth a new explanation for/the lack of forests in such localities. He 'claims that' there ' are trees only where there lias been water to carry the seeds. These treeless plains have never been inundated since they became dry land, and therefore have never had tree seeds car ried over their surface to Iqdge there and by long continued moisture t<> sprout and grow. This certainly is n much more rational reason than the others given, and is borne out by the fact that all over the western plains and prairies there are young wood. lands and thickets planted by the hand of man that bid fair to rival the natural forests in growth and value . » A Political Experience. A candidate for office was so sorely beset by undesirable visitors that after pjuch patient suffering J»e gave yrders to the servants to deny admittance to all callers save his personal friends. How weU the order was carried out he soQB'ba4 ; evidence The bell rang, and the maid, upon opening the front dpor was confronted by a body of "dele* ," from a '-willing" constituency, when the candidate overheard t h e fol' lowing coUpqy; Mr, C^> at hpnae?" said the leader, "He is not," returned the maid, "When will he be in?" "Are ye personal friends of his?" ^WP*"*^ tUe leadej-i "huW he's never comin' b^ek." the door wag plpsed vyitU a It BOBS NOT fe&LONfc ALONE to THE MEN, (lore's n JFotnlhlne CotVboy Who Cart Heat Some nt the iJoyS nt Thfottlng a Lasso—Mot* & tluoky Girt ot ±9 SltVod the Claim liy I'lovrinff. to her and she WAS lifted, almost nausted, from the plow Seat, while told her story. A brother finished the work. Wheft sho got back to the bouse she found there to welcome and thank her tha teacher herself, who had returned with the family. Not all the daring or bravery of the West has been exhibited by the men and boys. The settlers' wives and daughters have proved equal to many a thrilling task, though their deeds have been seldom chronicled. Miss Minnie Duval went to Oklahoma with her parents eighteen years ago, when only a few months old. Making peace with the Indians her father settled on the banks of the Sawleg, and began life With about twenty-five head of cattle. These have increased .until now he has over five hundred head, and with no boys to assist him in caring for them his daughter has learned to do the work of a veritable cowboy of the range. She does hot simply take the cattle to the range and leave them, but she remains with them and is frequently twenty miles from home, riding after her herd as they wander from one feeding ground to another, and has won the title of the ' 'lady cowboy" throughout that section. She throws a lariat with consummate skill, and when tho steers get "stalled" in the mire about the drinking places she swings tho rope deftly about her head and sends its Coils whirling- through the air until the noose falls surely over the steer's horns. Then a strong' and Steady pull by her bronco at the other ; end--draws the animal out upon the dry, hard ground. Last spring- the boys, of the territory had a lasso throwing contest. Miss Duval, riding out from among- the spectators, asked for a chance to enter tho lists. To amuse her they condescendingly allowed her a trial, and to their chagrin she proved more accurate and skillful than any of them, carrying off the prize of a handsome saddle and bridle. Neither her vocation nor her fame has spoiled her, says the New York Advertiser. She remains a modest, unassuming prairie girl. Fifteen years was the age of a Northern Kansas lass whose courage and ability may well bo envied by those of maturer years. She was the daughter of a farmer whose little all of wealth was wrapped up in a half dozen fine mares. One day tho daughter was alone in the sod shanty that made their rude but neat home, when a stranger rode up to the corral, a few rods away, and, apparently thinking the farm 'deserted, drove out the horses and started them across the prairie. Running to the stable, the girl mounted bareback on her favorite pony' and started in pursuit. The stolen animals were giving their cap- .or some trouble by their wandering ;o the right and left, and he did not iear the rapid patter of the pony's loofs on the soft sod behind. Suddenly his horse g-ave a start, but .t was too late. The resistless noose was about his neck and he was jerked 'rom his saddle and went tumbling- over the ground, drawn by the girl's pony. When she loosened the lariat the hief lay still and stiff, and she rode lotly for help. When, after long work on the part of the settlers, the man recovered,the girl was probably the only person about who-was not sorry that he survived; for a settler can forgive any other crime in the catalogue more eas- ly than horse stealing, and only because of the girl's earnest pleading- was the man allowed to leave the country unlynched. A young woman had "taken up" 160 acres of prairie land under the timber iulture laws in the Southern Nebraska jounty where she was teaching school. The illness of her mother called her way for a time, and she loft behind a particularly devoted friend in the welve-year-old daughter of the fam- ly with whom she boarded. One day this daughter, Lois by lame, was left at home entirely alone, 'osily ensconed in an easy chair she ell asleep, She was aroused by the ound of voices outside. Going to he window she peeped through a hole n the curtain. Two men on horseback were watering their ponies at tie trough. "It will be easy money," said one. The railroad is going- to put in a sta- ion near here, and the land will be valuable." "But there's no time to waste," replied tho other. "No, her time to do the plowing runs out at midnight, and before daybreak we'll have our teams on it. Lucky her mother got sick—for us." They rode away, and the meaning of this talk dawned on Lois., It was the teacher's land to which they referred, Ten acres of plowing must be c}orie on it by midnight or some one else could pre-rempt it. About six acres of it had already been plowed. In a moment tho child was courageously leading tho two big work horses from the stable and hitching them to the sulky plow, , Having helped to do it before, she succeeded very well. Driving rapidly across to tho teacher's land, she dropped the keen share into the soft green sod, Jt was 8 o'clock; in the afternoon when she began. Jt was not as smooth work as an ex* plowman W9UW jiavedpne, it wpuld pass government inspect tion. Jflyory round meant a mile's and. tine horses were a, lather of sweat- jWhe« the lajnily returned, neav sun- FACTS AfedUT BABIES, It Docs Jfot t-ollow Tliftfc the Are AlWrijrS the Finest-. It isn't always the biggest baby that is the strongest or finest, for firinnesa of flesh and bone, with a steady, if slow increase in weight and bulk, is better- thah any great stature or Weight. Of course children are built oh different models, and one cannot say that a baby- should Weigh just so much at such aM such ft time, but some one has gone to the trouble of getting some averages with which mothers may console themselves when they have nothing else to think of. At birth a boy should weigh softie G| to 7 pounds; a girl somewhat -less, or, about 6 to 6j pounds. Twins aro always of lower average weight and size than single children, although the two together weigh more than any single baby, In height a boy should measure at birth on an average 18 to 19 inches, a girl' some half an inch less—the range of health lying between 16 and 22 inches. The child grows with rapidity during- the first year, faster than during any other period of the samo length, so that it gains about 8 inches, measuring- when 12 months old about 27 inches, its weight being- about ID- pounds. During the second year it g-aius only 4 inches on an average, and 5 pounds in weight, reaching- a stature of 81 inches and a weight of 24 pounds. But these figures represent only the average, the extreme ranging- between wide limits. A fact 'that is seldom taken into consideration with children, with regard to their weight and plumpness, is that about their second year, when they are learning- to walk, they beeome thinner, not because they deteriorate in health, but through the increased exercise using up more ot the tissues forming the muscles of the. body. A Frenchman's Snail Ittuioh. A provincial farmer living near Anet lias decided to increase his income by cultivating snaile. Ho has at present 180,000 of the interesting and shiny creatures penned up in a waterproof shed, and where they are being fattened for the Paris market. They eat as much green fodder per day as two cows would consume, and their pet dainty is cabbage leaves, which imparts to their flesh the delicate pea- green tinge so admired by epicur.es. Whether this farmer is going- to add largely to his income by this new departure remains to be seen, but a certain class of French people do- greatly esteem snails. Snail pie is considered excellent, but some people prefer them simply boiled, and extract them from the shell with a little sil-r ver implement resembling a nut pick, only somewhat larger -"Philadelphia Telegraph. The FlBgr Will He Hoisted. Secretary Carlisle has directed that hereafter the United States flag shall be hoisted on all public buildings under the control of the treasury department during- the hours of business, unless stormy weather prevents its display. The revenue flag- is also to be displayed over custom houses. SAMPLES OF WORKMANSHIP. Glass coffins are used in Russia. Paper indestructible by fire ha3 been invented in Paris. Printers on the Pall Mall Magazine have no copy before them. The matter they put in type is taken- from a phonographic tube which is fastened to. the ear of the compositor. A Boston genius has utilized as a car fender the revolving brush, which is commonly used for street cleaning-' purposes. When a psrson gets in the way he is literally swept from the track. In 1874 the equipment of the New York elevated railroad was six engines and ten cars. In 183i the equipment of the New York elevated system consists of 331 locomotives and 1,110 ears, A railway which the Germans have built in Asia Minor, extending from Ismid, a harbpr about sixty miles east of Constantinople, east by south to Angora, has as little wood in it, perhaps, as any in the world. Npt only the rails and bridges, but the ties and, telegraph poles are of iron, BITS QF NATURAL HISTORY, A German scientist has succeeded io propagating sponges artificially. His first cpst was $go, cost pf maintenance almpst nothing, and a crop pf 4,000 sppnges as a result. The mud fish pf Africa lives IR streams that are dry a large part of the year. That it m?.y live put pf the/ water, nature has provided it with lungs as well as gills. A San Franciscp fisherman has a oat that is said tp Ipve water as much as Pther cats IPVO a rug in frpnt of a, grate fire, When he gees fishing cat goes with him, shares in the and feeds on the smaller fish. The red cpral. which js used in jew» elry and which is knpwn as precious coral, is mostly obtained in the Mediterranean, the Barb/ary coast fnrnteh* ing the dark red, Sardinia the yellow- er salmpn color and the coast of Italy the rose pink. It }s also found in thi Red sea/ In Upper Tonkin there are wQ.p4 mines, according to the report of a French consul. The wood, which W aa originally a pine forest, vras swallowed Up by tho earth, which covers it t«~ ft d,e,pth of,eight yards, tfome of the trees in diameter; tlje w« e d j s

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