The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 6, 1888 Page: 6 of 8
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Tlie Mlneoia Weekly Monitor the GORY GARMENT.
FUBI.18DKD KVKItT SATL'HUAr BT
CATE ft TEAGARDEN.
One Copy, One Year 11.50
One Copy, His Month* 79
One Copy, Four Months 60
Intend at the postoflico as second
Senator Coke Has Ignominious
1 y Balked Spoonerin His At-
tempt to Stir up Scction-
AN OLD KING S WILL.
Dow • Pennsylvania < ounty l.o*
One Hundred 'I lioiixaud Hollars.
Every Indication of Success
Present to Keep Democratic En-
thuiiasm at White Heat.
No Man Can Predict • Day for the Ad
journment of Congress — Geneial
Newt From the Capital.
"A delay of fifteen seconds, caused
kjr tbc dropp ng of a pun with wli oh a '
man was to sign Ids niinw to a will,
lost to Warren comity $100,000 once,"
said a lawyer in Warren, Pa., to a far-
mer who had dropped Ills pen on the
floor Just an he was about to put bin
signature on some important papers.
"The dropping of a pun lias always
made me nervous and uncomfortable
•▼er since," lie continued.
••11 It Bouse, of Enterprise, Warren
•ounty, was one of-the pioneer oil
•perators on OI crock, and in the
spring of 1861 bis wells were yielding
blm a da ly revenue larger than the
average man's yearly income, says tlie
Oil City h izzmd.
"The first great o 1 well Are in tbc
history of tlie oil regions occurred in
April, 1861, wlion I lie llawley & Mer-
rick well suddenly begun spouting oil
and kus in such qnanlit.es that tlie oil
ran to waste and llowud over tlie
ground In all directions and the gas
filled the uir for n quarter of a mile
around, finally reach ng an cngino<
houses where the lire of the boiler
"The result was acres of roaring
flames, which enveloped the spectators
that had assembled to witnoss the then
great novelty of a flowing weiL
•How many persons were burned
■P in (bat awful lire was never ascer-
tained, bnt tweuty are known to have
'•H. R. Rouse was on the ground
wheu the explosion occurred and was
hurled Into tlie thickest of tlie conlla-
gration. Two men, one of tlieni nam-
ed Uriah Smith, now l.v ng near Mer-
cer, rushed into the terrible mass of
Are and dragged him out in t me.
"Doth rescuers were terribly burned
and were months in recovering from
the results of their dash iiito'that fierce
•ea of fire and boiling oil to rescue the
"Rouse's clothing was burned from
Lis body, which was one mass of blis-
ters. His eves wore burned lo a crisp
in their sockets, and his ears, hands
and hair burned off. lie was carr ed
to a house at a safe distance.
"The explosion occurred at six p. m.,
and In spile of bis frightful condition
he lived until tlie next morning, lie
never lost consciousness, and as soon
•s every thing that could be done for
blm was done be began the dictation
of his w II.
"The intense agony he Buffered
made this a slow job, and when the
will was finished it was morn ng.
Wben the doeiim nt was resdy for his
signature the person who had done the
writing dipped the pen in the ink bot-
tle. but in reaching it toward the dy-
ing mau1 s outstretched hand he drop-
,t "Tlie pen rolled in under the table,
aad at least a delay of a quarter of a
minute occurred before it could be re<
•overed. When it wus found and plao-
A* >■ Mr. Rouse's baud it wus power-
leu to use it
"The brave old priuoo was dead.
••In his will lie bad bequeathed the
snm of $100,000 to the
Warren county. llu had also loft
$100 each to the men who preserved
him from being cremated alive.
The will being without his signature j the
TIIB INTKItESTINQ EPISODE.
Washington, Sept. 4.—The only ep
Isode of the week tiiat has occasioned
any stir In political circles was the con
troverty in the Senate between Sena
tors Coke and Spooner. That the lat.
ter retired from the arena a badly used
up man is the general verdict. The
Republican Senators, in their effort to
stir up .sectional strife and thereby ar-
ray a solid north against a solid south
have met with a failure—complete, ig
nominious. It is entirely too late in
the day to flaunt the bloody shirt with
any degree of success, and the trick is
now utterly vain. Every indication of
success in November is present to cheer
the Democratic heart and keep Demo
cratic enthusiasm at a white heat. Not
only New York and Indiana are cer-
tain to go the right way, but Illinois is
going to fall ill line with a mnjori y for
( Mf'VttlsLIIll il.llfl TIllirtllMll TiitU 5 a i i
Cleveland and Thurman. This is no
arrogant assumption or mere boast for
partisan purposes. It is the handwrit-
ing ou the wall, and the ides of Novcui
ber will conlirm the story. As a point-
er, the New York World every day
tells of men eager to give oiltls on
Cleveland without being able to find
Uepubiicans who will take thein up.
chances ok adjournment.
The situation from a congressional
standpoint is unchanged, and no mau
can predict a day for adjournment,
though it may come very soon, owing
to the absence of a quorum in nearly
all of the committee. No work is be
ing done and some important legisla-
tion that ought to be effected is apt to
fall through. Col. Culberson, for in-
stance, despairs of getting a bill against
trusts passed at this session. The bill
providing for a court to adjudicate In-
dian depredations claims, though of
prime importance to citizens of Texas,
has no show to become a law at this
session of Congress, and so with a good
many other bills that should pass, but
«rc killed off because of no quorum.
The following Texas pensions were
issued to-day- Restoration—John M.
Comparet, Blanco. Increase—George
Potter, Howe. Mexican survivors-
Ernst Aliddlelegg, Galveston.
MORMONi MOVING TO MEXICO.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 4.—The move-
ment of the Mormons toward Mexico
is assuming a definite shape and larger
proportions. Recently dispatches have
been published to tlw effect that the
Mexican government had granted a
concession of 10,000,000 acres of land
to tho Mormons, and that they had
purchased 7,000 square miles of the
Zuni Indian land in Mexico. There is
no foundation whatever for such state-
men s. Every foot of land obtained by
the Mormons in Mexico so far has
boon by purchase from private owners
and the government would would no
doubt utterly refuse to make them a
concession of land. The Zuni Indians
live in New Mexico and not in Old
Mexico, and cannot dispose of a single
acre of their reservation. The facts
are that the Mormons have quietly
bought from private owners large
bodies of agricultural lands in North-
ern Chihuahua, principally In the val-
ley of the Casas Grande river, and that
they are negotiating for more. Several
flourishing villages exist in that neigh-
borhood already, the principal one be-
ing called Porfirio Diaz. These colonists
are the precursors of greater bodies in
the future, and are very quiet and un-
obtrusive. The Mormons conduct
ing owned by Joy Gould, is done over
tlie Kansas and 'lexits between Cheto-
]>a and Wagoner. The building of the
pr -posed extension to Collevvilio,
where it will intersect the Denver, Mill-
deu and Atlantic, will make tho Gould
interest indepoiuloiitof the Kansas and
Texas, which road will sutler therein
by a heavy loss of business in coal,
lumber and grain. Tlie extension will
pass over a very level country, with no
A BIG IRRIGATING SCHEME.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 3.—Maj. Anson
Mills, of tho 10th Cavalry,'stationed at j Texas—Frio'
Fort Grant, Ariz., has addressed to the county, mail
citizens of El Paso a proposition to
construct a dam across the It o Grande
some four miles above the city, at a
place where bluffs come within 400 feet
of each other. He proposes to build
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streams of conseouence to bridge, aud the dam 00 feet high of stone and Port-
can be built in a few weeks. , . r. "
laud cement, and thus create a lake
Two West Virginia Men Dispose of their
Wives in a Merciless Manner.
WnF.elino, W. Va., Oct. 4.—Two
brutal cases of wife murder have been
added to West Virginia's long list of
criminal events. Mrs. Louis Hilde-
brand, the handsome young wife of a
well-known citizen of the Sixth ward
of this city, died at 4 o'clock this morn-
ing, from the effects of a pistol shot
wound inllicted by her husband about
7 o'clock last evening, ina fit of drunk-
en anger. Hildebrand is an employe
of the Riverside Bar Mill, and yester
day was pay day. It has been his cus-
ton on drawing his money to get well
soaked with liquor before going home,
and yesterday was not an exception to
the rule. His wife met him a.. the door
and asked him for money to meet cm-
rent bills and purchase food for the
Sunday dinner. Hildebrand gave her
$5, but as she owed that amount in
sums of $1 and $3 for necessaries pur-
chased during the week she asked for
more. Ho refused, and after applying
the most indecent epithets to his wife
went, to Mrs. McCook's, next door, and
sat down. Mrs. Hildebrand followed
aud succeeded in getting him back
home, where she again asked him for
Angered Dy her repeated requests, he
drew a revolver and fired at his wife.
She ran through a rear room, a second
shot missing her as she went, but a
third took effect in her back, just un-
der tho shoulder and tho woman
plunged off a rear porch into an alley,
where she was found.
Hilderbrand coolly walked out of the
front door, throw away his pis ol, and
strolled up street in full view of his
neighbors. He was arrested in half an
hour by the police.
"What have you got to say about the
shooting?" was asked him by the re-
"I don't know nothing about any
shoo:ing," said he; "I don'teven know
what I am in for."
This is about as much as could bi-
got from Hildebrand, except tint he
told the lock-up keeper thai when lie
went home two men where there in a
barouche, and one of them had a big
revolver, which he fired off three times
He has told several other improbable
At Nuzum's Mill, Taylor county,
William Williams knocked his wife
down with a chair, the woman dying
sterdap from the effects of tae blow,
illiams is 80 years old and his wife 70.
EXHIBITS FROM EL. PA^O COUNTY.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 4.—El Fa«o
county is preparing to send a big dis
play of its products to tho State Fair
Exposition, to bo held at Dallas on the
11th of October. The El Paso Develop,
mcnt company has taken the matter in
hand, and has several people in the
field in several sections of the county
collecting exhibits peculiar to the coun-
try. The Texas and Pacific Railway
company is also taking an active iu
..... \kt u
i their purchases of new lands for
poor fund of colonists through a man named A. J.
Stewart, who has examined during tho
past two years every state and district
in Mexico. Ho i as just been in Dcm-
I ing, N. M., making arrangements for
the < ntertainmcnt of what he calls a
was of course, legally Inoperative aud ] pleasure excursion from Salt Lake City,
hia heirs did not think it incumbent!
upon tbeiu to curry out his wishes.
although tliev were expressed under
■ucli extraordinary circumstances.
"Tlie county lost its lcgae , which
was not so much to lie wondered at, as
the sum was not very large, but tlie
non-payment of the two * I 0 bequests
to tho men who, at the risk of the r
own Ives, had saved the unfor-
tunate oil speculator lo his film ly, nt
least for Christian burial, was long a
matter of much comment iu the oi!
Von Bulow'tf Joki.
Herr Anton Sehott, of the Wxgnar-
Ian opera, Munich, bus the reputation
of making the lives of conductors and
singers miserable whenever lie appear*
as a "star."
which will incidentally look around
for a gootl location for a new colony.
They will reach Doming about tho mid-
dle of October.
RAN OVER AND KILLED.
Muskogee, I. T., Oct. 4.—On Sun-
day last, a man by the name of Legate
was run over by the cars and instantly
killed in this city.
To-night another man by the name
of C. H. Scott was also run over and
so seriously injured that be died with n
less than an hour. Scott was formerly
a brakeinun aud had recommendations
en his person from a number of rail-
road oflieiuls. He has a wife iu Dallas,
Tex., who has been informed of tho
STRIP ASSOCIATION STIRRED UP.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 4.—Mem
bers of the Cherokee Strip Cattle As-
mm t .• . | m . • a A* 'I UIVHI "MI.-l'MI IK'IU I mo Vll j, UlUI
It Is reported that llans von Bulow ■oc"ltil,n 8,0 ln 11 Pcok trouble over |v „f oUii-iu'* were onboard. A
got a shot at him at one of the eon- ^V;e";nt °' d7 f,om y Vi'as j krakenian who ju.npo I from the train
• I forbidding the lease of Cherokee lands. | wus killed and the fireman shgutly in-
terest in the matter. Prof. W. F. Cum-
mins, a well-known geologist, has
taken the geological and ethnological
department of the exposition in his
special charge. He touud the only
pure and typical specimens of the
Pueblo Indians remaining in Texas in
Texas ill El Paso county, and he has
secured fifty families from the large
pueblo of San Elizario to go to the fair
and take with them their wagons,
plows, household utensils and other in-
teresting articles. They will erect
cabins at the fair grounds and pursue
the daily routino of their ordinary
CHANGES ON THE TEXAS AND
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 4.—A, J. Derus-
sey, late chief rate clerk in the traflie
department of the Texas and Pacilic,
who was offered a similar position in
the office of the Panhandle, and who
was to leave this morning for his new
field of labor, has been prevented from
so doing by the offer of the chief clerk-
ship in thti traffic department of the
Texas and Pacilic, which he has ac-
cepted, and W. T. Sterling, rate clerk,
has been advanced to the chief clerk-
ship to succeed him. W. 1). Hender-
son, chief clerk, will return to his old
position at the cotton desk, and VV. A.
Williams will continue as agent at
Texarkana. Capt. J. 11. Lawiter ami
VV. L. Wright, who were the cummer
eial agents for the Texas and Pacilic at
Fort \Vorth and Dallas, respectively,
but who resigned to go with the Pan-
handle, left this morning for Denver.
A wreck NEAR SAN m1gu 4l
Laredo, Tex. Oct. 8.—News readied
here from i^an Miguel this morning to
the effect thai a special train over the
Mexican National when near San
Miguel, below San Luis Potosi, ran oft
the track and was partially ditched.
Supei intendent Tlieo. D. Klini^ of the
N •rtliern division from this city, mi '
at one oi the con-
Oerts he gave recently for oliarituldt)
purposes. Sehott is exceedingly vain
of bis military title us hauptmuuu, aud
Bnlow says he sings like one. Al any
rate. Bulow, who was roluuirs ng him
At the pinno, did not play to suit the
alnger, whereupon the great pianist
turned around and said very qmutl i
•'1 beg you, I elier Sehott, just tell me
whether I shall play for you as a sing-
er or as a captain. 1 am willing to
adapt myself in oithur case." —
Munich Lt I r.
And Som Pr
Soiuo people I
Others pcrfer New
'far U u" Harbor
ke oil wine, while
p >rt. — '. im \
association w.ts to have held a
meeting here to see about, renewing
the lease wh ch has expired. The ac-
tion of Secret iiy V il s however,
changes everything, and the meeting
will discuss ways and means to get
around the order.
Jured. None of tho party in the rear
coach were injured. A defective rail
is said to have been the cause of tliu
A MISSOURI PACIFIC SURVEY.
Pahsons, Kan., Oct. 4.—Tho Missouri
Pacilic have a force of engineers at
work surveying a line between Coffey-
ville, Kan., and Wago.ier, I. T., for an
extension of the ra Iroad opened be-
tween Wagoner, Fort S.uitli and Little
Rock. At present t! 0 interchange of
traffic between the lV-nver, Miudcu
ami Atlunt c. the Nevada and Miudcu
aud the Little Rock loads, all three bc-
SHIPMENTS FROM AM ARILLO
Amarii.i.o, Tex., Oct. 4.—Very heavy
shipments of beef are being made from
this place. Forty live hundred head
were shipped this past week and other
herds are in th s v.cinity.
A full delegation of commission men
are here repieseiiting their bouses.
Among whom we notice are W. It Cur-
tis, M irk Linn, L B. Collins, 1'. C.
Shtituukcr and others.
some fourteen miles loug, which would
hold water enough to permanently
irrigate the Rio Grande Valley on the
Mexican as well as the American side
of the river. An irrigating caual could
thus be carried beyond Ef Paso 70 feet
above its level, and the water could be
utilized for hydrants and fire-plugs, for
which the pressuro would be ample.
The lake thus formed would be six to
eight miles (wide, and would submerge
about 00,000 acres of land, which is
mostly owned by private parties, and
would have to be purchased or con-
demned by legal process. The plan is
favorably received by the citizens of
El Paso, and will probably be acted
upon. It would necessitate the chang-
ing of about fourteen miles of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe track.
Such a lake, affording a fall of 70 feet
at El Paso, would supply power for
water motors to run all the factories
that could be erected. It is propos
to obtain special charters from the
State of Texas and the Republic of
Mexico, and obtaining the necessary
money by issuing city and county
GOV. GUY'S COUP.
What an obiect of pitv a man ts
whose extreme dignity will not allow
him to have any fun in this world
Takes Forcible Possession of the
Dougiiekty, Tex., Oct. 3.—Gov. Guy
marched into Tishomingo, the Cliicka
saw capital, this morning with an
armed force and took his seat about 7
o'clock. Gov. Guy was legally elected
governor, but was counted out by the
Byrd party, and Byrd took his seat as
governor. But as it was illegal he
could uot expect to be recognized by
the United States government or by
the Guy party. Gov. Guy quietlv
gathered some of his party ana took
the capital and Byrd's party by sur-
prise. The legislature had not ad-
journed but expected to on Friday. Tho
administration has been calling on die
Guy officers for the possession of all
moneys, reports, etc., but was quietly
put off until Gov. Guy was ready to
take possession again. Mr. Byrd was
so dumbfounded when he recognized
Gov. Guy at the head of his men
marching to the capitol that he was
unable to speak for several mwments.
There was no trouble, but it is ex-
pected at any time, and Gov. Guy will
do all in his power to prevent it. As
soou as all the Byrd men are 'aware of
the change in governorship hot times
are expected It was rumored that
government troops will be held in
readiness to move to the capital at a
minute's notice if trouble occurs be-
twem the Bi rd and Guy parties.
PICKET LINE AROUND CEDAR
Cedar Keys, Fla., Oct. 3.—A picket
line is maintained around the entire
county of Levy, and an additional line
surrounds this city. Any one can go
out, but no one can come in. No cer
tificates are recognized. The mails
were stopped on September 18, 19 and
HO. The mail service has now been re-
sumed by means of a transfer and a
locomotive. A steamer has been sent
up the Suanee river to Branford for
goods shipped via Branford. Scarcely
any.hing now reaches hero by rail ex-
cept the mail. No freight nor express
matter is allowed to come in. For
some days communication was re-
stricted to the telegraph service only
A number of suspects from Tampa are
now closely guarded in quarantine on
Snake Keys, two miles distant. Not a
ease of sickness of any kind exists, and
the city is, as usual, healthy. Improve^
ments and building continues ana
aside from the restrictions placed on
he fish business by quarantine, Cedar
Keys would scaroely be affected by the
BUSINESS RESUMED AT VICKS-
vicksbdrq, Miss., Oct. 2.—The feel-
ing of uneasiness is pretty well over in
this city, and the people are getting
down to business again as rapidly as
possible considering tho strict quar-
antine regulations heretofore existing.
No mails have been received from any
quarter for the past two days, but
they have been sent from hcra on
At the meeting of the Board of
Health permission was given the Louis-
vide, New Orleans and Texas Railroad
Company to run their trains daily be-
tween here ;.nd New Orleans south and
to Memphis north for the purpuse of
carrying express matter and the mails
only, but no passengers at all, aud the
trains will start both ways in the
morning. This is in addition to tho
regular freight trains which the rail-
road has been running for several
days. A freight train started west on
the Vieksburg, Shreveport and Pacilic
road 1 his morning for Monroe. The
Vicksbir g and Meridan road still run-
ning from here.
Washington, D. C.,Oet. 3.—The ex-
change of inner registered sacks in
operation between Sedalia, Mo., and
Muskogee, I. T., will be discontinued
after October 6.
The through registered pouch ex
change at present in operation between
St. Louis and St. Joseph, Mo., will be
superceded by an Inner registered sack
exchange, to take effect tho 0th of Oc-
tober. Sin ks will leave St. Louis at
8:25, via the St. Louis, Moberly and
Kansas City Railway Post Office and
M. Joseph at (t p. m., via the Henry
and Atchison Railway Postal Office.
The fo'lowing new postoffices have
been established: Banff, Taney county.
Mo., H' bt. M. Hester, Pn-tina-ier; Elli-
son, !• herinnti county, Kau., Steele 11.
Tho name of the postofllee at Ladd-
ville, Bureau county, 111., has been
changed to Ladd
The following posto-^ces will bo dis-
continued after Oetob t 10: Arkansas
Lebanon, Johuson county, mail t'j iia-
gerville; Gopher, Hot Springs county,
mail to Bismarck. Kan-us—Wesilleld,
Mcpherson countv, mail toMcPherson
VVa erl .ole, Band era
to Medina; Hiawatha,
Newton county, mail to Almadaue, La.
KANSAS CITY LIVli STOCK.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 3.—Receipts
—Cuttle, 4110 hoad, hogs, 8333; sheep,
1808. Cattle were again very dull mid
slow this morning, with no perceptible
change from the conditions ruling yes-
terday, except that the local houses
bought good cows just a little more
readily, and there was some more of u
shipping demand for range cows at
yesterday's prices. A few range beef
steers sold to the dressed-beef men at
about steady prices, but the bulk of
the rangers were either held over for
tp-niorrow'8 market or carried through
to Chicago, although' there was not
much inclination to slip through, as
Chicago was reported to have 31,000
cattle, fresh and stale, in the yards,
with trading very slow. There was
more of a demand for feeders to-day
than for some time. No good native
steers wore in. A few top hogs sold
about steady this morning, but every-
thing else was fully 5c lower, and in
some cases 10c lower. Packers were
free buyers, but the shippers did vei""7
little. Speculators took a good many
mixed lots. The sheep market was
Reports of Yellow Fever Industriously
Alexandria, La., Oct. 1.—The
steamer Hallette passed up at 11 o'clock
this morning. She reports a good
stage of water below. The officers of
the steamer report that on her upward-
bound trip to this point and beyond,
from Now Orleans, upon landing at
Barbin's landing in Avoyelles parish
they were confronted with the state-
ment that yellow fever existed and
prevailed in Now Orleans; that the re-
port was industriously circulated in
the town of Marksville by a young law-
yer from and a resident of New Or-
leans. The unfounded report was de-
nied by tho gentlemen aud tho boat
exhibited a clean bill of health from
the state board of health. Mr. L. Bar-
bin, the loading storekeeper, is our in-
formant among others at the lauding
AN IMPORTANT POINT DECIDED
Washington, Oct. 3 —First Comp-
troller Durham has decided an im-
portant point arising out of the act
making appropriations for the im-
provement of rivers and harbors. It is
in substance that the appropriations
made in that act are specific In their
character and can be drawn upon from
time to time until exhausted or the ob-
ectfor which they were made shall
have been accomplished. The de-
cision is based upon questions raised
by the acting secretary of war as to
whether the unexpended balance of ap-
propriations for tho operations of snag-
>oats, the removal of snags, gauging
for waters an d surveys in tlie Missis-
sippi river would lapse into the treas-
ury after the expiration of the present
fiscal year. The comptroller holds
that the river and harbor appropria-
tions are not "annual appropriations,"
and that their expenditures are not re-
stricted to any particular time.
CONSIDERING THE TRUSTS.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 3.—Tho
House Judiciary Committee to-day
considered the subject of trusts. There
are a number of bills concerning trust,,
before the committee, varying in the
degree of severity with which it is pro-
posed to treat them, and differing ma-
terially in details, while agreeing sub-
stantially in the intent to render them
inoperative, or to prohibitthem. Chair-
man Culberson was anxious to secure
a favorable report upon his own bill,
but the other measures also had their
advocates, and, as the discussion ran
on, the complexity of the problem be-
gan to appear, with the result of con-
vincing the members of the committee
that the subject will require very nice
treatment before a measure can be
framed that will avoid constitutional
and other objections and yet bo of avail
in checking the operations of the trusts.
No action resulted from to-day's meet-
ing, and the consideration of the sub-
jects will be continued at another ses-
A MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE AT
Greenville, Tex., Oct. 2.—A num-
ber of the merchants of this city met
together last week and effected a par"
tial organization of a Merchants' Ex-
change. T. J. Gee, senior member of
the hardware and implement liriu of
Geo & Wilson, wasolect"d pi esl lent of
the Exchange. Some twenty or more
leading merchants of llio ei y w-re
present. A committee was designated
for the purpose of procuring signatures
of merchants not present at the meet-
ing to articles of a reemeni formu-
lated. Tho chief object of the Mer-
chants' Exchange will be to insure to
the farmers a good live co ton market,
with prices to compete with any paid
in neighboring cities or town -, the Ex-
change buying when necessary to ac-
complish this end.
ILLINOIS SUPREME CJURT DE-
Springfield, 111., Oct. 3.—Opinions
In tho follow ing cases were filed iu the
Supreme Court on Friday, other casei
being held under advisement: Wabu h
railroad company vs. M. C. Dougal, re-
versed and remanded; Howard vs.
Drainage Commissioners, reversed and
remanded; DeWitt County Bank vs
Nixon et al., affirmed; Reed e al. vs.
the People; affirmed; Brian vs. Melton,
reversed and remanded; the Illinois
Central Railroad vs. the City of Deca-
tur. affirmed; the City of Biooinington
vs. the Cemetery Association, affirmed;
the lllinoi- Central vs. llougirou et al.,
affirmed: Klchardsou v«. Kvclarid. af-
tinned; Pearson et al. v.s. Setdir, re-
niainled to Appellate C-utrt, for rial;
We t'irook vs. the People, reversed
and remanded; Hayes vs the Massa-
chusetts Life Insurance Company, Ap-
pellate Court reveised aud Orcuit
Hfcrth AND THEH&
Thn empresi of JaptiD Is making grett pro-
grussou the plana
E ttsou 8.IV8 Ue 'Hi's nothing tbst doesn't
promise dollars aud cunts.
Beys u,it ft h dny and tbstr keeping for
picking fruit In California.
Ellen Terry a wa s curries a mysterious
little sealed bottle tor luck.
.Mrs. C«ila Tlmxter has been giving road-
Idks of ber own poems at the Isle of Bhoals.
"The Fatigue of Public Wotshlp" Is a sub-
ject of dlscuaalou in the British medicftl
Henri Rocbatort baa • delicate face, with
floe bewn features, white balr, mustache aud
Imperial aud heavily lidded erea.
There were 911,1131 punpers, beside lunatics
and vagrants, Iu the 8.815,000 Inhabitants of
London In the first week of July.
La Oustl island, on tbe Florida coast, will
soon lie one immense cocoanut grove, It is
said, ao rapidly is It being set oat with coco*,
The Duke of Edlnbure has been made
u geuernl of lufantr>- in tbe German srmy,
Queen Victoria Is only a colonel ln tbe same
A Nebraska girl chose for her graduating
essay tbe subject, •The Possibilities of tbe
Broom " and Iu three weeks recieved aud ae
cepted au offur of marriage.
A church In Pekin, China, sends e contri-
bution to tbe Presbyterian board of church
erection for the building of cburcbes on tbe
restern coast of our own land.
P. T. Barnum has decided to eonvert his
handsome resilience, "Waldemere," (uto a
summary for young ladies. The mansloa
will he moved to tbe edze of Seaside park
Cedarwood pulp Is now made Into a paper
for underlying carpets, wrapping up wool,
etc., as a preservative against moths. The
wood used is the heretofore wasted chips of
the pencil muuufactory.
Professor Brown, of Ontario Agricultural
College, Canada, expressas the opinion that
a great mistake is made In harvesting wool
once a year aud never clipping the lamba.
lie thinks double clipping advangeous to both
sbeep and wooL ills experience is mainly
with the English t/eed.
The sum of (100 was deposited In ■ Hart-
ford (Conn.) bank In I8.'4 and never drawn
uul, while tbe person who placed it there has
been dead lor several years. The heirs'to the '
money, who only recently learned of |c sex-
Isit'nce, will recieve. besides the principal
over <U,5jO, represeutlng the accrued Inter-
Land for wheat should be prepared by
plowing It deep aud harrowing It down flue.
Later on, just before seeding to wheat, tbe
land should be again plowed and harrowed
until the soil la aa flee as that of a garden.
The preparation of the seed-bed for wheat Is
the most Important matter in connection with
growing the crop.
All surplus fruit should be dried or evap-
orated. It Is a waste of laud and fertility to-
allow fruit 10 fall and rot It la expensive
feeding lor bogs, considering the value of tbs
laud occupied by trees, uud, unless all fruit
grown can be sold or applied to family use, it
will pay to cut down the treeB and devote ths
laud to some other crop.
Prslrle chickens, like other natives of the
wilds, are opposed to civilization, aud are
being pushed back toward tlie frontier with
the advance of the immigrant. During tbe
last ten years they have been moving nest ao
fast thut they r.re uo longer seen In Illinois,
Iowa and Minnesota, and uow dock iu West-
ern Nebraska or Dakota.
New Jersey's largest truck farm Is In In-
dependence township. Warren county; hu
1.000 acres, of which but 51K) are yet in tilth,
yet will proluci; this year 7iK),i).I0 bushels of
oulons for New York and Phlludelphiu. As
they will be worth over s dollar a bushel the
value of ba't a million doliara set upon ths
farm mutt lie abnormally low.
An "oil wi'cli," wlio can "locate" oil wells-
hs the ordinary conjurer does those of water.
Is reported from somewhere In Pennsylvania
and It Is an id that uearly a dosen gushers
are due to her magic isiwers. She Is a beau*
tiful Swede, rich aud well educated, yet now
aud theu turua a pretty penny by the gift
she cannot explain auy more than her b*.
A dairy expert suggests that ths proper
way to dry oft a cow as tbe end of ber allk
lug season approaches It not to gradually
cease milking her, but to keep on milking
the cow just as you had been, but stop her
food; not starve ber down, but g>ve her the
kind of food that makes more flesh than
milk, and give only a little of it. Just enough
to keep ber iu good condition.
A radical Innovation has visited ths Chi-
nese empire. Tbe Marquis Tseng, formsrly
minister to England, has just celebrated the
marriage of his daughter, Lady Blossom,
after asking her consent, to her busbaud.
This is a reversal of Chinese custom. Ths
marquis kept other customs, as, for example,
heading the procession earrvlng 131 tables of
presents about the streets of Pekin.
Inventor Thomas Edison Is a hearty eater.
Perhaps lie has perfected some duv.ee
which prevents dyspepsia. At all events,this
Is what he ate for dinner a few days ago; A
plate of soup, some cut cult.
t,;,_e, a plate of roast b ief, some baked
chicken, an ear of com, stewed tomatoes,two
boiled potatoes, two slices of bread and but-
ter, a piece of huckleberry pie, a plats of left
The Shorthorn cows first Imported to the
Uu.led Mta'es, and even down to the iniddlf
ol the present century, were abundant milk-'
ers and ureal buti er-makers. But it bas been
the practice of the present geueratlou to
develop tlie teef-maklng tendency until the
nillKing qualities of American Shorthorns
have Ijeen nearly bred out, and they are
scarcely regarded as a dairy breed In this-
Rash F.iv, a Louisville bookkeeper, entered
hU employer s vault to examine papers and
while tuns engaged the door was closed and
locked by a fellow clerk, Ignorant of Fay's-
whereabouts. Foriunately there was a tels-
phone iu the vault, and the Imprisoned mal
was thus able to communicate his situation,
to the central otHce. Assistance shortly
arrived, and Fay, who was on the verge of'
succumb.eg to the stifllug atmosphere shout
him, as relieved.
Among the prominent people now assembled'
at .Melbourne to witness the Centeunial ex-
liib.tlon of Australian Industries, New York-
ers may see b the eve of faltb a small, bald
headed and red whisxered mail, whose eye
gathers In the salient fe tures of the west-
em wor.d's big sbov, while his pencil trans>
furs them to cardbo.ir t and his ear ail ths
while drinks iu the music of the cannon aud
the rattle of the drums, and sniffs from afar
new battles to depict and new wars to des-
cribe. And no one who lias seen him or
Imard him lecture at Cheering hall ran fall
to ri cozn Melton Prior, ;he war special of
llit JUu trntetl Loittiu* A'kOS.
.* j 'in mi'n
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