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fjtti wfswa DBS MOIKMJ! ALGONA IOWA. WE^NISPAY. OCTOBER 20^108?. IN IOWA THE CURfe FAILS. ot tti* Cholera Care of '*itog" T>odg« f>ro*6i a fullnr*. DBS MOIJJES, Oct. 14.—In making a •report on the work of "flog" Dodge in his efforts to cure the cholera in several herds in Polk county, Mr. Cow* nie intimates very broadly that he is ot the opinion that the Dodge cure is not what it is represented and has no particular effect upon the hog treated, la fact he pronounces the cure a flat failure. He concludes his report as follows: "Had the results of these lest eases been different I would cheerfully have devoted my time to further experiments, but under the circumstances it is not necessary to pursue this line of investigation any further. So far the disease which is now destroying the swine herds of our state has baffled all efforts to cure or control it, and each and every one of the so-called 'hog cholera cures' now Upon the market have proved, when put to a fair and honest test, in a herd really affected by the disease, to be without merit and absolutely worthless as a cure for the dread comnlaint." WEfeKS WINS. A MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE. Prominent I.PP County Farmer Takes Ills Own Life. IvEOKtrK, Oct. 10.—Sylvester S. Metz, n prominent farmer living near Arpylp, was found in bed with a 3'.'caliber revolver in his right hand tfnd blood streaming from his open mouth. His two sons, who live on neighboring farms, made the discovery when they came to see him in accordance with a previous appointment with him. On his breast was a note which said that his troubles had •begun in 1800 and had overtaken him. He is not known to have owed a cent. His wife separated from him two years ago and lives in Keokuk. He was 00 years old and leaves two grown sons and five daughters. A BATTLE WITH TRAMPS. the Fifteen Hoboes Try to Cnpturu Marlon Kailroad Yard. • CEDAII RAPIDS, Oct. 17.—A gang of fifteen tramps undertook to take possession of the Chicago, Minneapolis «fe St. Paul yards at Marion. Constable Seatongave battle and shot one of the fellows through the leg, breaking a bone. The others showed fight and the constable retreated far enough to summon Sheriff Cone and his deputies, who gave chase and finally captured eight of the outfit. The injured man was removed to St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he gave his name as George Bennett and his home as Milwaukee. Spnrriftf fo«cld«i In F»*or el th* * Mlddle-of-the-Koad Popnllits. DBS MoisSs, Oct. 14.— Judge Wi A Spurrier has rendered a decision in th* case of the fusion against the middle- of-the-road populists. He decided .in favor of the middle-of-the-roaders. There will be a populist ticket on the ballot. The court sa,id the proceedings before him on the Writ of certiorari ought to be assigned to a regular place on the calendar, instead of being heard as summary proceedings. The conclusion of the opinion was ns follows.' "It will be ordered; by the court that the submission of this case be set aside and the case be placed on the calendar, where it would ordinarily go; that tho parties may proceed with the matter as they may be advised: the petitioners are given an exception.'' Brelger Goes on the Ballot. DES MOINES, Oct. 17.—Secretary of State Dobson has decided that William Kreiger, democratic nominee for re prescntative of Chickasaw county, is entitled to have his name on the ballot as the regular nominee of his party, His papers were not filed in time, because of a delay of the mails in getting them to Des Moines. The equities of the matter were so plainly on his side that after deciding against him once the secretary reversed himself and determined that the name should go on the ballot. ALL OVER THE WORLD YELLOW FEVER SCARE. ISfKW OBtEASS, Oct. 12.—From the returns there is little hope in the yellow fever situation. The board of health is dally demonstratin that with a fair show it is possible for modern science to restrict and stamp out the disease. But the people who must suffer from striftt application of scientific methods rebel, the result being that the pathway of the board of health is beset with difficulties. If there were strict compliance with the health laws; if prompt report was made of cases, the fever germs would be quickly Wiped out. IJut it begins to look now as if from thirty to forty cases and from four to six deaths will be daily recorded until Jack Frost puts in an appearance. NEW Ohi.KANS, Oct. IS.—The yellow fever situation shows no decline in the number of cases reported. The death column is about normal. There has been no increase in the malignancy, but existing conditions are not favorable for the eradication of the disease. The weather is warm and sultry and unusual for the season, and if it keeps j on there will be little improvement for the time being. OPERA HOUSE DOME FALLS. I Three killed, Five Dari&eroturit Injured and a Score Start. CiXciMATi. Oct. IS.—During a t>er- formance 5a Robinson's opera bouse the dome fell. At first small chunks of plastering began falling and the more cautious persons retired^ bnl there was still a large number in the house when the dome, 80 feet long and 30 feet wide, "fell. Three persons were instantly killed, five dangerously injured and a score of others seriously hurt. The building was an old one and one of the roof trusses had rotted away and weakened the support of the dome. I.eprony Congreg*. BEM.IX, Oct. IS.—The session of the international leprosy conference closed with the recording of the conclu sions unaminously reached. They are as follows: The leprosy bacillus is the true cause of the disease; man is the only animal in which the bacillus exists: leprosy is contagious but not hereditary; the isolation of patients is desirable and under circumstances as they exist in Norway, should be compulsory. s Salary (irnb C'ounrU. DUHUQUE, Oct., 15.— Mayor Olinger and the Dubuque council of "US were indicted for raising their salaries am! were discharged on a demurrer to the indictment by Judge Waterman. lie cently the supreme court reversed Judge Waterman. The • grand jury now in sessioti is hearing evidence foi a rcindictment. This would indicate the authorities intend to push the cases. The grand jury is also invest! gating the scandal in last spring's street pay rolls. Tlie Ballot Controversy. DKS MOINES, Oct. 10.—Judges Conrad, Stevenson, Holmes and Spurrier all decided that the state board had acted illegally in the matter, and had exceeded its authority when it put the "Weeks party nominees on the ballot. The whole court of the county assembled together sustained Judge Spurrier's decision, yet said the submission of the case already Bought to stand, and the case on the writ of certiorari ought to remain for this term of court. They agreed that the matter before Judge Spurrier had been handled properly. Later Judge Spurrier issued an order, which was served on G. L, Dobson, secretary of state, in which he directed the secretary of state to "wholly disregard" the nomination papers filed by the Weeks faction. The court says their nomination papers must not even be filed. But they have been filed and they have been sent out to the county auditors in the third place on the official ballot. Whether they are now beyond reach of the court is a question. Railroads' Annual Iteport. DES MOINES, Oct. 15.—The annual j-apgrts of the railways that do business in Iowa have been made to the railway commissioners. The reports of the thirty-three roads are interesting and complete and show that the roads, having decreased their expenses in the last year, have also been enabled, in most instances, to pay the first dividends they have paid in several years. All seem to be prospering. The aggregate mileage of the state is 8,500. Small Wreck at LOOAX, Oct. 18. — The "stub" ran into the rear end of a fast freight at siding No. 1 5. Fireman Condon, in jumping from the train, was badly injured. Engineer Chcscbrough was badly cut on the head. The way car of the freight was smashed and some horses killed. None of the passengers were injured beyond a few bruises. Brakeinan Killed. OTTUSIWA, Oct. 18. — Elmer Seovillc, an Iowa Central brake-man, was killed at Hedrick. While switching, he caught his foot in a frog and was run over and so badly injured that he died soon alter. His home was in Peoria. IOWA CONDENSED. Altenlierger Pleatlg Guilty. DKS MOINKS, Oct. 15.—William Altenberger entered a plea of guilty in the district court to the charge of assault- Ing his wife with intent to commit murder. Altenberger attacked his wife with an axe. He cut her on the heap, striking her twice, and then disappeared. The police followed him and he was captured. The grand jury returned the indictment, and he pleaded guilty to the charge. Only Ansault and Buttery. WKBSTKH CITY, Oct. 15.—The jury in the case of Theodore Ricke, of Alden, •who had been indicted for assault with intent to commit murder, brought in a verdict of assault ami battery only. Uetenl tvr au Jiuurauco Company. AI.OONA, Oct. 11.—The jury in the <sase of Mrs. Stevenson against the • Bankers'Life Insurance Company, of J)e§ Moines. brought in a verdict for 88,084. The clause 5a the policy in ycgard to suicide was involved in tjie case s,nd i 1 £^y^n«t_bjindi n g'. C'oen Sentenced. PVTIWWA, Oct. 18.—Clarence Coen »vb,p kiljert liis father-ip-law, John Helronius. at $ldpii, and was convicted of jsa»frtaugUt£r, was, sentesmt to years ana » half i»/Mie pepHexjti- An excellent opening for genera! mercantile business. A partner with some capital wanted. Enquire KX, Lock Box 54, Des Moines, la. The successor to J. R, Ratekin as commandant of the Iowa Soldiers' Home was selected a few days ago in the person of Col. C. C. IIor- ton, of Muscatine. The board consumed nearly all day in deciding, and thirty ballots were necessary to a choice Dispatches say J. II. Davis, the county auditor of Adair county, is still missing. His bondholders have offered a reward of $500 for his arrest. Experts in charge of his books find matters growing much worse as the investigation proceeds. The board of supervisors has declared the ofiice vacant and made a temporary appointment. It is thought now that the total shortage will reach 54,000 or $5,000. Frank Haupt and R. A. Anselment, two young men taking a pleasure trip from St. Paul, theiv home, to St. Louis, stopped at Burlington a few days ago. _ As their craft left the levee, Haupt had the top of his head blown off and was instantly killed by the discharge of a mus.k&t. Auselment claims Ifa, discharged the weapon the himself a'cbu^qtally, Ijut that,;he.. not see it, He turned around at shot and saw his companion fall. At Des Moines recently the shaft house, boiler room and oilier top buildings at the Eureka coal mine, north of Grand View park, burned to the ground at an early morning hour. The fire was discovered by the watchman and an alarm was immediately sent to the central fire station. For a time it looked as though the mine proper would catch on fire, but the firemen went down through an air shaft and working their way through the tunnel with the chemical hose, succeeded in driving the fire back and keeping it out of tiie mine. The loss will amount to about 93,500, as most of the machinery \vas destroyed. The management claims that the fire was set, and is not at all averse to sayiuir that miners who were locked out during the strike are responsible for the fire. Complaint was made to the police and the detectives furnished with clues which it is hoped will lead up to the arrest of the persons who set the fire. An accident occurred a few days ago on the Waterloo & Cedar Falls Transit huernrbaji line by which sixteen persons were injured, 003....probably fatally, The car left Waterloo well filled with passengers. On reach- ipgr a point on the curve in Cedar River Park, about M) feet from the end of the new bridge, the car jumped the track, ran along the ties a short distance and fell off the approach, lauding on its shle on the ground, eight feet below. W. II. Ma>'tjp, a travelr 'ng man, was so seriously injured that he may die. The injuries of others consist of broken bones, and whilj* J are sevipus, ppjje ar» *i.lM AN IMMENSE SLAUGHTER. Three Thousand Aoysulnlnns iMnssarreiUjy .Somalia. Losnox, Oct. 15.—Uennett Stanford, who has just returned from taking part in an expedition to Somaliland, brings news of the annihilation at the end of June of au Abyssinian army of 3,000 men under the control of the famous general, Ras Mackennen, of which only 09 men escaped. Mr. Stanford said: "While in the interior we came across a powerful Somali chief who had just returned from the fight. He told me that the Abyssinian force had been riding down the Webbe Shebeyii river, nearly as far as the forty-fifth parallel. The Somalis then overwhelmed them with large numbers, allowing 09 men to go back with the news of the defeat. Has Macken- nen was killed during the battle. The affair occurred about 100 miles from where we were. The whole neighborhood is still greatly excited and the possession of so many Italian rifles by the Somalis is evidence that the story told of the Abyssinian defeat is true. The latest news from Harrar was that an Abyssinian army was being despatched against the Somalis, who are eagerly anticipating another fight." In regard to the reported massacre of the Cavendish expedition Mr. Stanford said: "There are no expcditipns in Somaliland to massacre. Peel, who was with me. is away to the south; Lord Delamerc is near Lake Rudolph; Major MacDonald is on the Trade route toward Uganda, and Cavendish, when I last heard of him, was on the Kikuyu road." The Lattlmer Tragedy. llAitiusiumG, Pa., Oct. in.—Governor Hastings has received a telegram from Secretary Sherman, stating that the Austrian minister of war at Washington had filed a communication with the department of slate, claiming that there was a violation of the rights of Austrian subjects, in the firing on the mobat Lattimer, Pa., when a score of miners were killed. Secretary Sherman requests the facts and status of affairs in relation to three j cases. Governor Hastings has referi- j ed the communication to Sheriff Mar- I tin and Gen. Gobin, with the request j that they enlighten Secretary Slier- j man as early as possible. j • — i Death of Kiiward Langtry. LONDON. Oct. 18.—Edward Langtry, husband of Lily Laugtry, the actress, died in the asylum for the insane at Chester, to which lie was committed recently, having been found wandering helpless in the vicinity. It is supposed Langtry was suffering from a concussion of the brain, due to falling flown a gangway in a steamer. .\ Mile In 4g Sevoiulg, CAI-K MAY, N. J.. Oct. 10.—The Folman friction geared locomotive in a trial on the South Jersey railroad, made a mile in 44 ,'!-5 seconds on the first trial and a mile in 42 seconds in i second spurt. The train consisted of two passenger coaches. I'hillr.ptnB Island War. MADHIK, Oct. 18.—The government has received information from Manilla that the insurgents of the Philippine islands have replied to the overtures of Captain General Rivera, who has been trying to induce them to submit, demanding extensive amnesty to begin with and full pardon eventually. Across Channel In n Balloon. EASTBOITB.NE, Oct. 18.—Charles Pol lock, a nephew of Baron Pollock, crossed the English channel in a balloon. The balloon descended safely near Dotnart in Somme, fourteen miles northwest of Amiens. Sir. Pollock pronounced the trip a great success, BREVITIES. John A. Kasson Appointed. WASHI.NGTOX, Oct. 15.—John A. Kas- ou, ex-member of congress from Iowa ind ex-minister to Austria, has been ppointed special agent of Hie department of state to negotiate reciprocity rrangements uudor the fiingley tar- ft'law. Indianapolis City Election, INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 13.—Iu the city lection Thomas Tagga'rt, democrat, efcated W. N. Harding, republican, or mayor by_a_p]uraUty of 5,OOP. AVeyler CJetK Klnd-Henrted. HAVANA, Oct. 15.—General Weylor ias granted amnesty to forty-six loliticivl prisoners, including several vomeu. Several farms in central Kansas are onueoted by telephones, to permit he farmers' families to engage iu ocial conversation. The instruments eaisli. anvt tJio barbed wire ia- the farms serves to transmit ho conversation. A 8300 diamond adorned the shirt rout of Peter IJieble, of Yonug'stowM, )liio. lie was cai'Cfesiug his horse and or a- moment turned his glance in xuother direction. At that instant he horse bit off the stud, und is 3o*.ed to have (swallowed it. Exercise after a meal a/Sds digestion n a. horsy; in man and in a dog, i$ asiistea by j-eg$ Capt.-Gen. Blanco lias sailed for Cuba and Captain General Weyler will return to Spain immediately. General CasteJlanos assumes the direction of affairs in the island until Blanco arrives. The Marquis de Ahumda, who was Captain General Weyler's second in command, has resigned. The London Daily Times expresses the belief that so far as the Bank of England is concerned, nothing more will be heard of the offer to hold silver as a portion of the reserve. It says it deplores the "mischievous effect the governor's action has had abroad" and quotes from a letter written by a big American manufacturer, dilating upon and regretting the fact that the bank's offer was to some extent a confession of the seeming advisability of what Mr. Bryan had claimed. Queen Liliuokalani, of Hawaii, is reported' very ili at her 'apartments in the city of Washington. She returned from a trip to San Francisco ten days ago in bad health. She had contracted a heavy coldon the journey eastward and a physician was at once summoned. She has since been steadily growing worse, and while the greatest secrecy lias been maintained by her secretary and servants regarding her illness, it is reported that symptoms of pneumonia, have developed and that her condition is regarded as serious. Two physicians arc in almost constant attendance upon her. Washington dispatch: Instructions to Minister Wood ford are being prepared at the state department for the presentation to Spain of another demand for immediate payment of a claim for S")0,000 indemnity made by Samuel T. Tolon for imprisonment in Cuba. The original demand was presented by Mr. Taylor, who has just retired from the oftice of minister. Spain's reply was that it was under no obligations to pay Tolon. The state department officials insist that the claim is n just one and will continue to press it. Mr. Tolon has also pending a claim for 8lOQ;QQO ar.isinfifi out of the damage done to his properly in Cuba by Spanish soldiers. Tolon is a naturalized American. Considerable sentiment is being worked up over the refusal of the treasury officials to grant to bunks the benefit of government contract rates for cxpressuge in the shipment of money. While the plan of shipping money by the well known express companies is much safer and a great deal more satisfactory than by transmitting it by registered letter, the rates now to be secured from the express companies are so uvnclt higher than the charges made by the post- office department t(iat there, is a noticeable decrease in the amornt of money handled by the express companies. The question is being agitated with a hope of securing the annulment of the clause of tho contract between the government and the express companies by which it was agreed that privilege of shipping at the rates given tho government should only be accorded to the banks when the treas-, ury peeded gold. Loudou dispatch: The Prince Wales has declined an invitation mediate in the engineering strike. the course, of his letter of refusal says he deeply ' deplores the "disastrous state of uffairs," but feels it would not be right or proper for him to attempt in iiuy way to interfere or to mix himself therein. The secreturyof tho federated trades, comprising thirty important industries, announces that tho executive committee has definitely decided to call out nil members in sympathy with the struggle of the CHgineers, at once, and it is estimated 4Q0.009 weia will be qut of wprk of to In he of \\\v Uvbov DELIBERATELY DISOBEYS. Con Ingrrance Superintendent McNall tn tenrtpt of Conrt, TorfcKA, Oct. 16. — In order to test in the court of last resort the right o federal judges to interfere with th< execution of the laws of a .sovereign state, Webb McNall, soperintenden of insurance, exposed himself to th< wrath of Federal Judge Williams and takes chances of imprisonment for contempt by a deliberate violation o! the court's order. Judge Williams, recently issued an order to force Com- missicner McNall to issue to the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, a license to operate in Kansas upon the payment of the usual fee John E. Lord, general agent of the company, tendered the fee and de manded the license. Mr. McNall an nounced his purpose to disregart Judge Williams' order and rely Upon the supreme court of the United States sor a writ of habeous corpus in case of imprisonment for contempt. Important Herman Conference. UEKI.I.V, Oct. 10.— Emperor William presided over a council of imperial anc Prussian ministers at the new palace Potsdam. This being his first counci in many months, and following Upon his audience with Prince Hohenlohe Dr. Miquel and Ilerr Von iJulow, al kinds of sensational rumors are current. There is no doubt that the naval and judicial reform questions were discussed, anil it is reported thai tiie ministers decided against gazetting the navsl plans before parliament meets. The fact that no official statement has been presented is held to indicate that a disagreement continues among the ministers on these matters. Flour Mills May Close Down. MiNXEArous, Minn., Oct. 17.— C. A. Pillsbury, when asked about the prospects of a wheat shortage in Minnea polls, said: "I think you may safely say there will be a shortage. To just what an extent it will affect the flout mills I cannot say, but, with shipments being made as they have been for some time past, the closing down of the mills seems inevitable. They will «ot be able to run regularly unless the scientist discovers some chemical process of making the cereal, though they may not be shut down long at any one time. Alined at, Secretary Sherman. LOXHO.N, Oct. 10. — The St. James Gazette, commenting on Secretary Sherman's latest dispatch to Salisbury on the sealing conference, says: "It would be a relief if the Trans-Atlantic Polonins is restricted in future to playing the fool iu his own home and the foreign affairs of his country transferred to more, capable hands. But we need r->t count upon this too confidently. We, ourselves, allowed an elderly statesman to play tricks in the national name with national interests for many long years." Turkey and UulgtirUi Combine. LOXPOX, Oct. 17. — The correspondent of the Standard at Constantinople says that all the preliminaries have been agreed upon for an alliance, offensive and defensive, between Bulgaria and Turkey, under which the governor: generalship of Routnelia becomes hereditary in the family of Prince Ferdinand. Amnesty for the CubiuiH. Oct. 16. — At a cabinet council it was decided to pardon all Cuban exiles not included in previous amnesties and to suspend the decree of September :.'2, relative to legislative reforms in the Phillipine islands. The decree ordered the vigorous suppression of political associations and the secret pact of blood societies. Will Stand by Gold. LONDON, Oct. 17. — The Globe, which lias close relations with the cabinet ministers, reiterates that the government may be depended upon to maintain the gold standard inviolate, and adds: "The views of individuals, whether in the ministry or io a bank parlor, count for next to nothing." IOWA PATENT; QFf.lC.ES REORT. DES MOIXES, Oct. 12.— -Through the agency of the Iowa Patent Office, United States patents have been illowed (but not yet issued) as follows: To T. A. Reynolds, of Bunch, for a "Support for sheep while being sheared." It is a nondescript, device adapted to be detachably clamped fast ioa table to aid iu holding u sheen iu favorable position while using shears to clip off the wool Irom different parts of the animal. To R. W. Liddle, of Gilbert, for an attachment for raising and lowering buggy tops. When upplied, a person on the seat can lower the folding top by simply raising a lever at his side and extended forward over the cud of the seat. Three hundred , and ninety. tilrea patents were issued for the week end-' ug- October 5th. Among them 8 to Iowa inventors. Nebraska 3, Kansas (>, Minnesota 5, Missouri Ki, Illinois il5. New York is numerically ahead of all ,he slates with 54. A copyright has seen granted to J. S. Lord, . of Des Moines for a pictorial work of art entitled "Dog-ou-it." Valuable information about securing, valuta" unr'. ielliinr patents sunt Iree! ° -A THOU AS G. and J. RAI.I>II OIWIG, ^* Solicitors of Patents. A pet goat belonging to Owen Me-, Jachero, of Elizabeth, N. J., playfully butted its owner, and one of its horn's >euetrated an artery in McGatolioni's eg, causing a fiow v of blood which re- .ulted in his death. With a switch in his hand, Harry Va,nderwater, of WnlkiU, N. Y., tried o battle with » nest of Hornets. The nsocts turned upon him, and stung 1 him so severely that death resulted hi a week. The youngest mayor in the United (states is Ernest N. Thompson, mayor of Uenier, Kui,. His age i§ twenty- >wg, , T *h« Month of S«pt6ilib*r Sliofttd fcB ^ provemtnt In tins Cftaaitlon. Washington dispatch: The (WM. report of the stafcteticiaa ol IheZTf ; ment of agriculture shows the at** condition of corn oh October 1 ' • ** been 77. Ws compared with September 1, with 90.5 on OctoW 1 " 1896, and 83.5 the average for thft I ten years. There has been an • provement during the month o! ?" points in Maryland and four in u On the other hand, there has be decline of three points in Kansas in Nebraska, three in, Ohio, three ; " Illinois, three in Missouri, and a J* eral decline in the southern ,£* The preliminary estimate of the v n'n per acre of oats is 28.1 bushel^ a ; increase of 3.8 bushels per acre 0*7 the October estimate of last year Th principal increase is west O 'f tJ* Mississippi river, Missouri, Nebr J and Kansas showing an increase of six, twelve and fifteen bushels t» acre over last year. The averaw fa, quality is 87.6. The preliminary W J[ mate of the yield per acre of rye 10.1 bushels, or 3.8 bushels per acr greater than the October estimate of the crop of 1890. The principal rv 0 producing sJtatcsaUshow increases " Great Britain Want* More Soldier, LONDON, Oct. 17.-The Daily Chronicle says it understands that the budget of 1803 will propose an extri grant of £l,r,00,000 to provide 11,000 additional men for the army ami "some amelioration for the soldier,' lot, with a view of attracting recruits." LITERARY NOTES. The Frederick A. .Stokes Co., K e \v York, has recently published a neat volume entitled "\Volfville." by Alfred Henry Lewis, ("Dan Quin.") n j s a story of the far west, of greater force and truth than anything that ] )as appeared since the.earlv work of Bret Harte.. Wdlfville is an'Arizona camp of which "cows is what you might call the leading industry." Alfred Henry Lewis is the historian, he deriving hj s facts from-the reminiscent prattle of the "Old Cattleman," who is at once a Wolfvillian, an observer, a philosopher and a systematic raconteur of hiirh gifts. "I believe that this will be the book of the year The 'Old Cattleman has some of the best philosophy that ever crept in to a book."—St. Louis Republic. Mrs. Burton Harrison has written a new novel of New York life, entitled "Good Americans," and it will appear in The Century during the coming year. Mrs. Harrison is thoroughly' familiar with metropolitan society, 1 and contemporaneous social types ami tendencies are mirrowcd and described in the story."The Young Mountaineers" is the : title of a neat volume of short stories by Charles Egbert Craddock (Mary N. Murfree), author of "In the Tennessee Mountains," "Down the Ravine," 'The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains," and a host of other equally good books. The volume contains ten excellent short stories of rare me>-it, and all who have read the works of this charming writer will readily believe us.when we say that no stories are more entertaining thaa this excellent collection. Houghton, Mimin & Co., Boston dud New York. "Three Partners;>or the Big Strike on Heavy-Tree Hill," the latest of Bret Harte's productions, conies from the press of Houghton, Mimin & Co., Boston. This is another story of the same general style with many others which Mr. Harte has written, to the great delectation of a host of novel readers. .lack Hamlin, Barker, Demorest, Kitty, and oilier charac- icrs, well if not favorably known to those 1 who follow the brilliant trail of Mr. Harte, figure in new combinations in this story of early California; and as they retain their various picturesque and dramatic qualities, the book is very readable. "The Story of a Cowboy," by E. Hough, the author of "The Singing Mouse Stories," etc., is just from the press of D. Applcton it Co., New York. The very pieturesqneness of the cow- hoy has subjected him to misinterpre- Lation, and his actual story and a picture of the great industry he hascpn- diicted. may; be said to be presented <d>quaJ,Q]y, for, th"e. v li»'st tilue c in Mr. Hough's spirited and fascinating aages. The story he toils is a strange and romantic one, impressive on the practical side by reason of the magnitude of the business described, and a very valuable one from the historical joint of view, because tliis book preserves in typical form a typical figure )f western life, and also the develop-, neut'and the passing, or rather trans- 'onuatioii, of a vast industry almost within a generation. The author is in lowan who is fast winning fame in Mie literary world. "The Federal Judge" is the title of in. interesting volume by Charles K. ijusk, just issued from the press of Houghton, Mitflin & Co., of. Boston. 4'he Judge is au upright inafl who lips gained a'reputation as a friend of the jeople and a rigid oppose? of grea^ corporations, A railway magnate, whose road is exposed to attack, secures the appointment of this exeel- «nt man as :i federal judge, and tho story consists largely in the dramatic jortrayal of the relations which these ,wo men bear to each other, the honest judge under the influence of a ,reat business wanaver, and the roan- iger seeking to shield and strengthen lis vast corporation with the judge's authority and good reputation. v "Many Cargoes,"'by W. W. Jacobs, ias been issued by the Frederick A.> Stokes Co., Now York. The volume' >,onsists> of a cp.llw!tUnrof sou. stqries; u a new vein. Over l',',000 copies of •his book have already been sold in Sugland. Speaking of the work, the New York Tribune" says: "Some of >is episodes are little masterpieces. Tim reader who once tP»k up his book would grudge every surprise; jo would want to test each new story or himself, and, having tested them all, the chances "re that he would' ig-h in the wul&t of his laughter lor more,"

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