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Algona, Iowa
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UPPER IN IOWA AN ACETVL1NE OA3 EXPLOSION &6*<iral terewi* H«rt an* C6ft»Wfer»W« J*r6T»*Ky Damaged. COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Jan. 30.—While fheti were engaged in putting in the piping for a new acetyline gas plant in , the dmg store of T. P. Uehdricks, leaking gas caused a terrific explosion frhich blew out both ends of the building and wrecked the interior, smashing show cases and bottles and doing two tor three thoxisand dollars' Worth of damage. There were thirty or forty people in the store and on the sidewalk In front of it at the time of the explo- llon, all of whom were knocked about In confusion. T. P. Uendricks, the proprietor, had his eyebrows burned bff and head badly cut by glass. James Connor, of Muscatine, who was Superintending the work, was badly fcut and bruised. W. W. Wilton and H. F. Noy, of Columbus Junction, sustained severe cuts and burns. The Dther persons were more or less shocked, but not injured. The drug store was the finest business house in the city. Two hundred dollars' worth of crockery was smashed in the china Store of Julia Williams near by. The Explosion was heard for blocks and caused great excitement. CAN'T DISCRIMINATE IN RATES Decision In tlio CRHCH BrotiRht for Discrimination In Freight Hilton. DBS MOINKS, Jnn. 29.—The famous tases brought against the Sioux City & Pacific and the Chicago & Northwestern railways by several prominent hay shippers in northwestern Iowa to recover for alleged extortionate, unreasonable and illegal freight rates were decided by the supreme court in favor of the plaintiffs. The court handed down a rery long and detailed opinion in the case, the substance of which is that when railroads voluntarily establish joint rates all patrons must ba given bhe same rate and there must be no discrimination. In the cases in question the plaintill's wore charged a rate which was less than the joint rate iletcrmincd by the board of railroad commissioners of Iowa, but aUhcsame time the rate charged, tho pliuntUVs was more than the rate' charged Bother parties, and the court holds that it was discrimination. '/ ' HORSEMEN TO GET MONEY. SOLONS At OMAttA. tit* Mississippi Exposition. i)K8 MoiJtEs, Jan. 3 L—About 100 members of the Iowa legislative, with other members of the state's official corps, newspaper men, and a number of ladies, making tip A party of 150, went to Omaha Saturday on ft special train furnished by the exposition officials, and visited the Trans-Mississippi exposition grounds, after which they were banqueted by the exposition management. 1'he trip was taken with the object of informing the legislators on the merits of the Iowa commission's request for further funds with which to secure the proper representation of : the state at the exposition, At the banquet addresses were made by President Wattles, of the exposition company, Governor Ilolcomb, of Nebraska, Governor Shaw, of Iowa, and several others. DOUBLE IOWA MURDER. Mrs. Fannie Rathunrn and Daughter K1U- cd at Burlington. BURMNQTON, Jan. 31.—The dead bodies af Mrs. Fanny Rathburn and her'J3-year-old daughter Mary were found frozen stiff in pools of blood at their home just west of the city. The woman had been struck in the head with nn ax, which was found leaning against a near-by wall. Her head was split open. Tlie body of the child was found in a bedroom with her throat cut from car to car. Troof of a terrible struggle for, life was visible on all sides. It is thought the crime was committed nearly a week ago, as the woman had not been seen since that time, the neighbors thinking they had gone to the country. Four men have been arrested, being men who had visited her from the neighborhood of Grecnbay township. AGAINST GATES. MOlNISBt..ALGQff.4* JQWA WEPK:E^^ 1 T T nifEt) Tilt? tUf ADt ft 1 MONETARY CONVENTION. pnlf Allllll If ALL UyM Infc WUKLU - -.. .-rrr^r^^ ~^ hUV, MUn Al JKJBT A BIO PAKE, «pnn1s1i ITiwfl Not Captured ihe Rebel Capital and Routed the Gofer ninerit. NEW YORK, Jan. 28. — A dispatch to the Herald from Havana, says the Spanish account of the victory of Gen. Castellanos and the capture of the headquarters of the rebel government in the town of Esperanza is now proved to be a fabrication. There is no such town as Esperanza near Cubitas. The name of the town founded and occupied as a capital by the rebel government is Agramonte. The Spanish troops were unable to get near this place, being repulsed in the mountains and forced to retire with heavy loss. The latest advices state that the rebels are still besieging Holguin and the garrison cannot hold out without reinforcements. Gen. Pando finds it impossible to send these, although making a desperate effort to do so. Gen. Pando's army is still along the banks of the Gauto river and strongly intrenched, but unable to assume the aggressive. CHINESE KILL GERMANS. F. M. Jlnbbell Held IJ.-ibln for DCS Mollies Drlvhiff Park's Debts. ' DEB Momiss, Jan. 28.— The supreme court held F. M. Hubbcll of Des Moines liable for 540,800, the difference between the actual value of land which he turned in for stock in the Des Moines Driving Park Association, and the value he placed upon it when deeding it to the association. The private property of the stock holders is exempt for corporate debts, but the court holds that as Hubbell gave only §8,000 worth of land for his 852,000 stock, it is not paid up and he is liable for the" balance. This wilU^ompel Hubbell to pay all the debts of the insolvent corporation, amounting to many thousand dollars. The test case was carried up by M. E. McHenry, the noted horseman, and the decision will bring money to many a horseman who has been unable to collect a dollar from the Park As- .Bociation. _____ _ RURAL DELIVERY HELPS. Clves the Farmer a Dally Taper, DES MOINES, Jan. 25. — Since the Des Moines Daily Newto reduced its price to $1 a year, it has gained thousands of farmer readers, who appreciate its telegraphic markets and other news. Its circulation where there is daily rural mail delivery, either officially or, as at Bonaparte, Van Burcn county, by voluntary co-operation, is enormous. Murderously Assaulted, OTTUMWA, Jan. 29. — Charles Campbell, head cook at the Ballingall hotel, was brutally assaulted about midnight while on his way home and was badly hurt. Henry Taylor, a negro, is in jail, charged with the crime. Campbell was struck down from behind by some one who hit him in the head with a loaded cane. He did not lose consciousness, however, and claims to have recognized his assailant as Taylor, whom he had discharged ut the hotel while in kitchen service. Only the possession of a thick skull saved Campbell from being killed. Victim of a Saloon Row. ' EkDORA, Jan. 28. — John Mullen, a butcher at \Vellsburg, was hit in the head with a beer keg during a saloon row and died later from the effects of the wound inflicted. _ Was 104 Years Old, OTTAWA, Jan. 28.— William McCarty Aied, aged 104 years. He was the oldest man in the state of Iowa, lie retained all his mental faculties to the last, __ _ Ifobertb's Nomination Confirmed. "^ • WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. — The senate in executive session confirmed the nomination of George 13. Roberts, of Iowa, to fee director of the mint. Cost Tlirce I4ve». PJBPAJ? KAI>JDS, Jan. 20. — A head end collision occurred at Alburnett, on the Jlljnojs Central, in a storm. Fireman PJlis Sweet was killed. Engineer fc. S, y, Harvey and Postal Clerk A. Mc- DufE were bftdly injured, and both may ' HlnnoRota Court Knlos AfraiiiBt Kingdom Company- Di:s MOINKS, .Inn. 31.—The Minnesota supreme court has decided one point in the suit of the Americiui Hook Comp:my vs, Clcorgc A Oati*,; of Grin- iu:ll college. The company sued (Jutes in l)i!« Moincfi for 81,000,000 for li- bolous .statements said to be contained in the piunphlet, "A Foe to Amcricnii School." The Kingdom Publishing Co. of Minnesota, which printed the pamphlet, was sued also in nu action for an injunction to stop the circulation of the pamphlet. The lower court overruled a motion of the defense for a more specific statement and the supreme court sustained the ruling. To Reduce Printing Kates :\t Once. DES MOINES, Jan. 28.—Tho republicans of the legislature met in cauciis and decided in favor of the passage of the bill presented by Representative Smith, of Green county, providing for putting the new rates on printing and binding into immediate effect instead of waiting until. January, 1899. I'lro at Mason City. MASON CITY, Jan. 29.—The Union block, owned by James Eule and A. II. Gale, was badly gutted by fire. Watson's shoe store, Kurtz's bakery, Dr. Stockman's and Dr. lluntley's offices and Kirschman's law office were badly wrecked. The approximate loss is £20,000. IOWA CONUKNSKlJ. Twelve Snllors Klllcrt liy a Mob at Kino Chuu liny. SHANGHAI, Jan. 29.—A Chee Foo dispatch gives the details of the killing of a number of German sailors by the Chinese. A sailor named Sclmlz, belonging to the cruiser Kaiser, was assassinated by tho Chinese rabble while on outpost duty at Tsimo, the extreme German post at Kino Cbou Bay. The head was severed from the body. When the crime was discovered by the relieving corporal and the guard they were also attacked by hundreds of the natives. The guards defended themselves as best they could, but it is reported all were killed after they had killed twelve Chinese. The greatest excitement prevails at Kiao Chou. It is bplicvcd the incident will form the basis of further German demands on China. BRIBERY IN OHIO. KvUloneo Tlnil; It. W;IH AttPinptrfl 1>J' u Kepri!Be«t:it.lvo of K:ihtorii CujiltullMtH. Coi.UM.nrfi, .'Jan. 30.—IJofore tho senate committee investigating the charges of bribery in connection with the recent senatorial election, Representative Otis and his attorney, Thus. C. Campbell, testified that General Uo.yce, who claimed to represent J. 1'ierpont Morgan, of New York, and President Me- Kiiilcy, had offered 5?10,000 to secure Otis's vote for Ilauna, and that §1,750 had been paid to bind the bargain, &l,7fiO to be paid later, and $0,500 to be forthcoming upon the election of llanna. There was nothing in the evidence to show that Ilauna or any of liis managers were parties to the bribery. ^ CZAR EXPECTS PEACE. Th* Conference ut IndlAnftJJoll* Stach Larger Than a Vcnr Ago. IiroiANAFotlS, Jan. 26.—Four hundred delegates were at the Grand Opera House when Chairman Hanna, of the executive committee, called the monetary convention to order. Governor Mount delivered the address of welcome, after which Chairman Hanna of the executive committee introduced Governor Shaw, of Iowa, as permanent chairman, At the conclusion, of his address a committee on resolutions was selected, C. .C. Nourse being the member from Iowa. At an evening session addresses were made by Hon. C. Stuart Patterson, of Philadelphia, and Col. Jacob L. Given, of Connecticut. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2V.—At the monetary convention addresses were delivered by ex-Secretary of the Treasury Fairchild, Congressman Overstreet and Dr. Samuel Adamson Robinson. Resolutions were adopted cordially approving the plan of currency reform submitted by the commission, and urging upon congress the principles embodied in the report. The resolutions also continue the executive committee with power to add to its number to work for monetary reform. The convention adjourned subject to the call of the executive committee. THE SITUATION IN HAVANA. In his address as chairman of the mone- - tary conference at Indianapolis, GOT. lie M. Shaw spoke as follows: "I believe, gentlemen, you represent to flay ?he non-partisan purpose «*•£,•• the financial sentiment o '*_ v , ery Every majority of the American Pj-°P'?- t Pd uoon time the question has been voted upon in time the they have national honor. _ the repudiation of both . vate debts was proposed and vocated. Those who espoused and prl- . «« cause •^TJoUvT^LASKAf The universaTarUde of diet In that tt'^^" SXSS ' '. . ^ -«^ >iictMiit. Some vocae. insisted that the most sacred obligations could be honestly discharged by •the un limited issue of irredeemable paper cur rencv (as Zach Chandler expressed It in the Tast speech of his life), a currency payable to no one, at no place, and never. the Issue was takL.n to the, and by an overwhelming majority, repudiation was repudiated. _,.«« "It Is worthy of note that the greenback movement was pressed with greater vigor between 1873 and 18i8, while the silver dollar wbs otnlttted from our coinage laws, but Its adherents were never victorious in a single state or congres- Bional district, except as the result of fusion with one or the other of the lead- Ing parties. The people favored resumption of specie payment eren pending the enactment therefor of 1876 and after the demonetization of silver. A people that endorsed the prospective return to a specie basis when such return meant the adoption of the gold standard, and while wero be- which and dampness and raise the bread and Jan. 25.— Frank Arnold, with wurdef }ng Captain Puffy, g merchant of Waukon., was , j&e ^ury r^urping a Leon Jones, a school teacher at Portland, attempted to enforce an order by the use of a gun. Reports say that he had taken a horse whip to school and the scholars soon destroyed it. A second whip was secured, and when he attempted to use it the scholars put up a defense and the teacher drew the gun and threatened to blow their brains out. Jones was arrested and taken before a magistrate and heavily fined. Mason City dispatch: Frank Wiltz, who, on June 2, killed his sister, Mrs. Jerome Dow, is on trial in Floyd county court before Judge Clyde.. Wiltz owned a farm which he leased to Dow. It is alleged that Dow sold some stock contrary to agreement. The men met, an altercation arose, abusive language passed, and Wiltz hurled a stone at Dow, which went wide of the mark, striking Mrs. Dow and killing her almost instantly. Wiltz was grieved with pain, and immediately gave himself up. At New Hampton recently fire broke oxit about 4 o'clock a. in. in Farringe's pool parlors and destroyed three buildings, the pool parlors, Uarney Tieruey's saloon and Ulutt's shoo store. The fire department was on hand promptly and did some good work, but as all three buildings were of wood and a strong wind was blowing, it took nearly an hour to extinguish it. The heat was so intense that it broke several plate glasses oxit of buildings on the opposite side of the street. Mr. Malcom, who was sleeping in the upper story of Ulatt's shoe store, leaped from a window to save his life, and received serious injuries and a broken leg. The loss is estimated at about $5,000, Tho Iowa supreme court a few. days ago decided the famous cigarette case from the Cedar Rapids superior court, affirming tho decision of Judge T. M. Giberson of the lower court and administering a heavy blow to the "cpmii-nail" trade. The case was entitled Donald C, McGregor, ap- poilent, vs. John Cone, sheriff. The decision of the supreme court was written by Judge Deeroer and is thut 5-cent packages arc not original packages in the s^toe sense as bottles of beer tftken from tho case and sold unbroken,, The decision is a reversal P! ' undejv Troublcs With Japan No I^onger TVolgli On Ills Mind. BERLIN, Jan. 28.—The Lokal An- zciger's St. Petersburg correspondent says the czar, in speaking at a private gathering of military officers, said: "I wanted long ago to accept your invitation, but events wcreweighing heavily on my mind, particularly the difficulties with Japan. Now, thank God, all is cleared up and no conflict of any kind is to be feared." Minister Angell Demands Redress. CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 28.—Baron De Calico, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador, and Mr. Angcll, the American minister, have visited the porte together, to demand redress for wrongs done by tho Turkish authorities at Aleppo to the American consul there, who is an Austrian subject. China Accepts England's Offer. LONDON, Jan. 28.—It is reported that Lord Salisbury informed the cabinet that China has practically accepted the British offer of a loan. Consul General tec's Report Quito Different From Spun lull Reports. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.—Advices from Consul General Lee show an entirely different state of affairs existing in Havana from that pictured by the Spanish dispatches. He represents the situation there as very bad. General Lee with emphasis says that the Spanish authorities arc sending out false reports about tho insurgents weakening and about autonomy gaining. He expresses very plainly his opinion that the autonomy experiment is a failure, and that nothing is to be expected of it. He represents the insurgents as holding their own and resisting the attempts to bribe them. The consul general's report is of such a character as to inspire the feeling Hurt tho administration has not acted prematurely in sending a warship to Havana. In 1he report received, General Lee expresses more unreservedly than ever before his conviction of the hopelessness of the Spanish cause in Cuba, ] fe goes further than he has hitherto done in his opinion that intervention must, come. Turkey 1'repnrlng: for "War. LONDON, Jan. 28.—The Constantinople correspondent of the Standard says: "The minister of war, Riza Pasha, has been ordered to prepare eighty regiments, with a minimum strength of 1,700 men each, for service in Roumelianext spring. The attitude of Bulgaria is causing uneasiness and the porte has sent remonstrances to such effect." Engineers Give Up the Strike. LONDON, Jan 28.—A majority of the engineers have voted in favor of accepting the terms of the employers. The exact figures have not yet been divulged. The proportion is said to be about 25,000 in favor of acceptance to 11,000 against it. Want Senator Lindsay to Resign. FIUNKFOBT, Ky., Jan. 29.—After a hot debate the house of representatives adopted a resolution calling on United States Senator Lindsay to resign if he cannot support the money plank in the Chicago platform. UKKVITIKS. Justice McKenmi in Office. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—Hon. Joseph McKenna took his seat on the bench of the supreme coiirt of the United States yesterday as associate justice. Iowa 1'alont Ofllco Report. Dies MOINKS, Jan. 20.—Upon the complaint of some persop to me unknown and who may be envioxis Of jealous of the business done in the Iowa Patent Office, or who may be malicious, the acting commissioner. Hon. A. P. Greeley, is violating official rules by directing correspondence in some instances to applicants and not to us, their attorneys, and by such arbitrary and unlawful action causing delay in tho transaction of business and possibly frightening some timid inventors to pay others for doing work that they have already paid for. Inventors who may receive communications relating to applications for patents which have been prepared in the Iowa patent office and for the prosecution of which we have been paid and authorized by them are therefore requested to forward such communications to us for such attention as they merit. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and telling patents sent free to aay address, THOMAS G. OUWIG, Originator and proprietor of the lowu Patent Office. The'Old merry rhyme, "Girls and boys come but to play," is said to date back to the time of Charles II., in whose reign "Lucy Locket lost her pocket" is supposed to have had its origin. "Sing a song of six-pence" is traced back to the sixteenth century, as 9,1-0 also "Three blind mice" and "Three children sliding on the ice." "Pussy cat, pussy cat, where lv&?e you been?" is of the Elizabethan period. "Little Jack Homer" is probably as old and "London bridge is breaking down" is of such Antiquity that its origin b^s never been definitely located. The secret pf a wpm^u's di-$gs, }t is said, is the pocket. Havana advices say Captain General Blanco left the palace for Manzanillo. During the absence of the captain general, General Parrado will exercise the functions of that office. General Blanco has issued a decree pardoning all persons now under sentence for complicity in the "rebellion" whose terms of imprisonment would expire on or before February 28 next. The Ohio legislative committee a'f cw days ago closed its investigation in Cincinnati of the Otis charges of bribery in the recent election of United States senator. The senate committee will continue its work at Columbus. Thirty witnesses have been examined, most of them being em- ployes of the Gibson house, of telegraph and telephone companies and of the Union Savings and Trust Company Ex-State Treasurer Joseph S. Bartley, of Nebraska, recently filed his answer in the case brought by tho attorney general on behalf of the state of Nebraska to recover the sum of $335,000 that Bartley is accused of having embezzled and failed to turn over to his successor at the end of his term, Bartley denies in general terms all of the charges of embezzlement and conversion, and asks that the petition be dismissed for the reason that a suit involving the same issues and tho same charges is on file in the district court of Douglass county. This suit is a civil action directed more especially against Bartley's bondsmen and in no way affects the criminal charges on which ho was convicted. President McKinloy a few days ago made the following nominations: C, H. Duell, of New York, to be commissioner of patents; George E, Roberts, pf Iowa, to be director of the mint; H. G, McMillan. °* Iowa, attorney for the northern district of Iowa. President McKinley a few days ago officially made public his selection of John W. Griggs, governor of New Jersey, to be attorney general to succeed Judge McKenna, who has been appointed a,nd confirmed as a member of th,e Pnited States su-jsrerne court in the place of the veteran Justice resigned. the possible dangers therefrom wero ing urged and exaggerated, and when none of the good effects thereof wore being realized, and In tho fact of a plan for the liquidation of national obligations by the free usa of an irredeemable paper currency, must be presumed to have been, at that time at least, well centered in Bound financial principles. Have we since been unwisely educated? It doth not so 'Twe'nty years later, In a yet more subtle form, and at a time when spit preservation appealed to many to join the liostn arrayed for the purpose, partial repudiation was proposed. I do not wlsn to be understood as charging those who advocated tho free coinage of sliver at tho ratio with gold of 1C to 1 with dishonesty; I prefer to regard them as en- Htled to forgiveness, for certainly they knew n»t what they did. Nevertheless. In no unmistakable terms, it was their avowed Intention to provide for the discharge of all existing liabilities, pubc and private, with a silver dollar, or Its ecmlvalcnt, intrinsically worth but 50 per cent of the do'.lnr of tho money current at the time the obligations were Incurred. "Tho elementary principle that the standard coin of all countries Is worth the material of which It Is composed ami never more, was ridiculed by the prornul- c.itors of the new movement. They refused to consider the provisions of the statute which makes the present gold coin legal tender at Its nominal value nnlv when of full weight nnd within the limit of tolerance, provided Viy law: and which provides that the: same coin snail noses Blerul tender qualities In r-roimr- tlo'n 'to its weight when bolow the limit of tolerance. They fulled to note the common transactions of every day lif". when tho foreign gold roln Is exchanged for the Kokl coin r,f this country, and tho n'oM r'-'ln of th Ir. for that of foreiKii Inmlfl' absolutely In proportion lo the material of which they af" composed. They would not hfetl tho demonstration of thin same principle In the face that tho stand- ni-il silver dollar of Mexico circulates. both nt homo and abroad. UK corrmnrr-d with sold in proportion to its bullion "Ne'verthPlPfs, by a popular majority of over a million, the country nrraln declared even amid the depressing conditions that neither total nor partial repudiation found audience In the American heart ami mind. Our people are honest, and they ore wiser than many suppose. The safety of the republican government was never so c.early demonstrated as on November 3, ISflfi. Either the verdict rendered on that day determined that the value of the United States doHar shall be and remain In both debt- paying and purchasing power the equivalent of 25.8 grains of standard gold, or CVit election determined nothing. "This being settled, what remains lo be done? The people have a right to expect something. They went to tho extreme limit of their opportunity in demanding security against financial depression, commercial upheavals and in- austrial agitation. In view of the oft- repeated declaration for national honor and the payment and discharge of every obligation, public and private, in a currency equivalent to gold, it remains for the law-making power to spread the ver- flict of 1SD6 on record, to render judgment In accordance therewith, and to make the Decrease perpetual. A failure so to do will endanger every Interest, every Industry, every enterprise, and make possible a panic of such cyclonic force and widespread extent as to render what we have seen. In comparison, but a summer's zephyr. "We must have a paper currency. I believe the country at large, without regard to party, agrees to this proposition. We must have a paper currency, and of sufficient volume for the needr of a great and prosperous people, with many and varied Interests. Those who believe In the principles indorsed at the polls In 1806 together with those who accept the verdict then rendered as of binding force, agree that every dollar of paper currency must be redeemable, directly or Indirect. y, exchangeable or convertible, at par for gold. The value of every dollar of the United States money, whether of coin or paper currency, must be tho equivalent of 25.8 grains of standard gold. The gold coin must be the touch stone, the test, the measure of value of every dollar, by whomsoever Issued, or howsoever expressed. This paper currenov, tho volume of which must be co-extensivo with the needs of the country, should all be Issued by the government or by the banks. The time has passed by when the government should Issue a part of the paper currency (other than coin certificates) and tho banks a part. . "This currency must be elastic. There will bo no more half bushels needed In the south on thrashing day than will be needed seeding day. The same thing Is true of the enst and the west and the Pacific slope. The monetary system that shall stand the test of all time must be automatic In its operations. Wherever the demand exists there the currency must spring up in volume sufficient to meet the requirements of trad" and commerce. This can be accomplished only by clothing the banks with power to issue. Then a small tax should be levied upon the circulation to protect against dangerous Inflation beyond the needs of the country, and to Insure contraction when the demand ceases, "Tho government cannot provide anv such automatic safety valves to regulate Its own Issue. Every ftnancial-nolitica' agitation engenders a mnn'.a on the part of the people for hoarding and every manifestation of a disposition to hoaril produces a political agitation along financial lines. Every such agitation In turn paralyzes commerce ana tends to throw tho balance of trade against us. This, In turn, depletes our sto^k of fold, and thl? again Intensifies all other evils. All thesn tendencies are likelv to become enldeml' and aro seldom understood or attributed to the Inciting cause. The most unforr tunate phase of It all is the fact that the governmFji* Is powerless to relieve. It cannot ref*enlsh Its treasury, as we have seen, except by a loan find an Increase of the Interest-bearing dolit. The government la like tho Individual. It cannot raise money except on assets, and having none on hand It issues bonds extending over a long period of years, and thus Imposes new burdens on the people This Is given widest publlc'ty, and Intensifies the evils rendering the expedient necessary. "The fact that the Interests at stake In this movement are financial. Industrial and commercial, will Justify no less carp than If they were poll'lcal. The country has learned that capital cannot be coerced Into activity. It can be Invited but It Is extremely shy, When It dorr venture forth It is only when the c are clear and the agitator la at rest. "That you represent something in the names your parents gave you will not militate against such rocommfnda- tlona as you may be pleased to submit Whatever the country may think of the banker, It thinks well of you. Your Interests are In camion with those of the people generally- The fact that you, have more Invodved than some will only ftisui-f greater care. I think it was Col. ingerKol! who said. 'It reoulrea a great degree of patriotism to Induce a man to shoulder a musket In defense of a banrdlntr hnns».' I would only urge that you be thouphtf ul, brave and true, an<J the people will be '»*** • • • • iVdVbe^VsVaded by some out- flUer toI Sake one of the cheap brands of baking powder, it will cost Just as much o transport It, and then when he Se^ itVuse, after all his labor in" Backing it over the long and difficult rouTe he "will find a solid caked mass or a lot of spoiled powder, with no strength and useless. Such a mistake mSflead to the most serious resul s. Alaska is no place in which to experiment in food, or try to economize with your stomach. For use in such a climate, and under the trying and fatiguing conditions of life and labor In that country, everything must be the best and most useful, and above all it is imperative that all food supplies shall have perfect keeping qualities It is absurd to convey over such difficult and expensive routes an article that will deteriorate in transit, or will be found when required for lost a great part of its have that use to value. . There Is no better guide to follow In these matters than the advice of those who have gone through similar experience Mr. McQuesten, who Is called "the father of Alaska," after an experience of years upon the trail, in the camp, and in tho use of every kind of supply, says: "Wo find in Alaska that the importance of a proper kind of baking powder cannot be overestimated. A miner with a can of bad baking powder is almost helpless In Alaska. We luivo tried all sorts, and have been obliged to settle down to use nothing but the Royal. It is stronger and caVrics further at first, but above all things, it is the only powder that will endure the sovorc climatic changes of tho arctic region." It is for the same reasons that the United Slates government in its reliei expeditions, and Peary, the famous arctic traveler, have carried the Royal Baking Powder exclusively. The Royal Baking Powder will not cake nor lose its strength either on board ship or in damp climates, and is the most highly concentrated and efficient of leavening agents. Hence it Is Indispensable to every Alaskan outfit. It can be had of any of the trading companies in Alaska, but should the miner procure his supplies before leaving, he should resist every attempt of the outfitter to palm off upon him any of the other brands of baking powder, for they will spoil and prove the cause of great disappointment and. trouble. FADS IN FLOWERS. Florists' shops abroad are much different from the ones in this country.. In London, for example, funeral freaths and emblems are displayed in the windows, with their prices attached. Some are attractive, others very hideous. Lichen is fashionable there for crosses and wreaths, and from this grisly-gray background calla lilies and white rosea peer. Set pieces, the "gates ajar," broken columns and floral pillows, are always painful, for, in the lirst place, the natural grace and beauty of the flowers U destroyed, and in the next there is no excuse for the emblems. Flowers for the dead should be scattered in careless handfuls—then only are they comforters, with their graceful beauty unimpaired. The modern custom of adding to a death notice the words, "Friends will please omit flowers,"may be traced to the reluctance of the survivors to be confronted with those ghastly set pieces which have raged sa long. The best artists have always recognized that flowers should be allowed to .arrange themselves. Basketfuls, armfuls or great bunches of loose flowers are justifiable, but crushing their beauty into any systematized outline is un- torgivable. Florists abroad have a frightful habit of "making up" bouton- niers for men's coats,and these bunches :of three or four violets a spray of fern •and a branch of forget-me-nots are .'seen on the lapels of the men who do ( not appreciate true fitness. A single •gardenia tuberose or a knot of mig- •nonette is better than one of these hoi 1 . v rible mixtures. MEXICO. All PEDDLERS IN Why an Old Woman Wouldn't Soil Her Honey ut One Time. "While traveling in Mexico a few /ears ago I had a f unu y «perlenc« with a Mexican vender which goes to .show what little business ability the •lower classes have," said B, F Qulg- ,non of St. Louis. "I waa en route to look at some mines away up i n the mountains, At the station where we left the train to take the stage I saw an old woman selling some honey She did not have more than ten pounds of •It altogether and as it looked so good Iwanted. to buy it all to tak: along with asked our interpreter to buy It to my surprise the old. woman iwould Bell him but two boxes/claiming that if she sold it all to him she would have nothing to sell to other people, neither would B he have any- d ° durlos the remalnder .us. I Much

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