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The Nicodemus Cyclone from Nicodemus, Kansas • 3

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UUBTFOOT, PUBLISHER. Terrible Fate of Mrs. O'Brien and Four The Schwartz-Watt Qwg at their In- Capture of the Wandering Gros Ventres A Thrilling Life and Death Struggle. Some time ago there was oft exhibition, in New York, what was called tha wonderful clootrio man!" Farm babying. We have never concealed a prefer-nce lor clean farm dairy butter" ofcr ireiirnery.

Where a farmer has the Tbt "wonder" now says that he vas always secretly connected with a battery bo arranged as to defeat discovery! Many "freaks of nature" are only freaks of deocptlve skill. Bishop, the mind-reader, so-called. was shown to be a shrewd student of human nature, whote reading of thought was not phenomenal. Eveu so intelligent a man as Robert Dale Owen was for many years fully persuaded that certain alleged spiritual! manifestations were genuine, but, in tho Katie King case, ho eventually found that ho had been remorsely de ceived. When to natural credulity is added a somewhat easily-fired imagination, spectres become faots, and clever tricks, realities "That man," remarked a prominent physician the other day to our re porter, "thmts ne iioK.

no He oomes hero roguiariy tnree times a week for treatment, llure is absolutely nothing the matter with him, but of course every time ne l. ux. him up somothing." "And he pays for Uf "1 es, $3.00 a visit. But what I give- him has no romelial power whatever. cows and tne conveniences or maning pure butter, and hits persons In milking, ohrtrfiing and all.

the operations, who have respoct to cleanliness, thera is a reasonable hope ot getting clean, wholosomo butter; aDd in rare cases of otting it with all the flavor which it hould have if the operations have been all right. But vrith creamery, it utterly hopeless to get ft Cloatt arti cle. Tlio cream is gathered iroui a hundred farm houses; and who ever beard of a hundred clean houses or a hundred clean wotfitm in one neighbor hood. One is oareloss rtnd slovenly in me direotiou. whilst her uciirlibvr ictuallv lilthv in all departments of her House and dairy, and ahsf has no idea the proprieties of lite, Of tnat leanliness is a virtue.

But the cream comes from all tne una 01 the stables, milkers, unclean vessels, impure water, ill ventilated and offeu sive places for setting the milk. And et the cream gatherer comes round and empties the slops, the filth and the stench into the can with the clean ream and goes to tho croameiy and pours tho tilth and impurities of a hun- lred Uueen Mabs skimmtnirs, wmcn is "churned into creamery butter, and in. pected and branded as superior. It is laid that if a person wants to eat his breakfast with an appetite at a hotel, he must not pass round to the oacK door and peep into the kitchen. And we know if a man intends to support and obey tho laws of the State, he must not attend the session of the Legislature, especially the last day.

So if any one wants to eat with a zest, creamery butter, he must not go the rounds with 'Ifjtt cream, gatherer, and see what dirty holes wid lilthy vessels the cream is kept in The grocerymen are always informed that we prefer the chance of one good ana dairy to the balm of a thousand impure concerns from whence cometh eveuuscry butter. There rp mi to be tb 'bsowt determined efforts made by eastern and eastern grain spoculatoi'g to con vinco the publio that there a)i i I have to cater to his imaginary tils. He is one of my besi friends and daro not disappoint his fears. An even more striking case 01 pro- fossional delusion is related by W. H.

Winton. business manager of the King- gton (N. Freeman: v'1 Y- VMa, the two ounce vial cos New York Herald, the editor of whk. jC'g patient 2, while h'sfr probably never saw half as much oifi'sitft VU2o botlle balding tho west tw uevoianfl uatw yi famous Work. Joubt, 111., Oct.

29. A telegraph pole ltd cross tuu Rock Island railroad track neiwee Wlmioka and Morris yesterday morning abi.u o'clock wrecked freigiit train No. 18. En glneer John Mills and Fireman Orff wt re iu tantly killed, and the head brakeman fstall injured. The miscreants doubtless Intends to wreck the Kansas City express, due ben at 4:80 a.

m. The passenger was flfieei minutes late and the freight guile out ahea to run to Mluooka, striking ihj obdructbu with the above results. "The exclttmrot hen over the wreck continues to grow since It leflnltely ascertained that the was placed on the track with the dellherai. purpose of wreckhg the passenger trait. rhe excitement Is augmented by the bell') that the Schwartz-Watt express car murd i and robbery gang planned the crime.

srge reward has already been offered by tin Roek Wand company, and detectives aroo, the ground. WISCONSIN PROHIBITIONISTS. John Bascom for PresidentTen Cam paigners in the Field. MiLWirjKKB, Oct. 28.

E. W. Chafln, grar chief templar of the Good Tem jlars of cousin, was In the city last evening, and I the course of conversation said "The Go. Templars are just booming; have ten dlstrie lecturers In the field In who a rapidly gaining recruits. Tes, we will hai a prohibition ticket next year, and expect i increase our vote 400 per cent in the state well as In the nation.

I am for John Basco. formerly at the head of the Wlfonsiu sta university, for president. He Is a gentlema of culture, and represents the religious ai educational elements of the country bctt than any other man." Mr. Chafln was asked what he thought of the prohibition points in volved In the case now before the Unit etates supreme court, and said "In 1857 a Demooratic supreme court made the Scott decision, which at that time broke th neck of the Democratic party, and if a Repul- Ucan supreme court row makes an advert decision on this question it will be the last that partv in this country. Nothing at tlii nme woum soneiptne rroMMtfon party The Condition of Washington Territory Washington, Oct.

Semple, Washington territory, In his annuil report the secretary of the Interior, estimates th population of the territory at 14,669, an ii crease of over 16,000 in the. last two yean The taxable property of the territory, exdu lve of railroad property, is eriven at 89(5, an Increase of nearly $200,000 over lai year. Settlement on the public lands, which nearly acres remain unsu veyed, has been retarded by that fact, the un certainty of the Northern Pacific titles, by tt CAsbilltfis fes, fe? rj 1Kb stufkwt'Jt iuiuJial syid lUinini j((t ductions, as of great variety and Importance-Labor Is hardly equal to th dem-nd. Th. salmon fisheries yielded $3, 124,000 during the vear.

Convicts Attempt to Escape. Tura, A. Oct. 27. A desperate break liberty was made at the peuitentiary till norning.

As Superintendent Gates wa passing through the north sallyport of th prison, he was seized by a convict and marched out, followed by si-ven other convldS. Oi of the convicts rushed lnto the office, wrenched open a draper, and secured a pistol. Tin superintendent called upon the guard to snoot the convict holding him. Riggs, a lift onvict, securt a pistol fromtbu escaping eonvlctandkille the convict who held am as stabbing the sutierintendent. Four prls oners were killed, one mortally and two ser ously wounded, The superintendent wa badly wounded.

There were no escap s. Shot Herself While Frightened. Romulus, Oct. 26 James. Poet, a ted fifty two, and Mary Forbes, aeed for'y-five, were married on Sunday and took their abode lu tbe south part of this tow.

-ship. Lest evening crowd of men and bo itathered tozother for the purpose of "hor. newly married couple. After mating all the racket they thought necessary tlu crowd left Mr. Poet's place and moved a shor distance to a house rctupled by Don Felton, his wife and six children.

Here they core menced firing off their guns, and this frlnhtened Mrs. Felton that she arose and go-a pistol to protect the houethold. In toe excitement she scctdently shot herself in tin bowels. Her recovery is very doubtful. Death on a Launch.

NbwTobk, Oct. 25. The steam' Iaunc Mary burst her boiler yesterday at tbe foot East 116 street, Instantly killing John ai Patrick Curnlneham, brothers. Carl Schmldke, the ownerof the liunch.was blow Into the river, but was saved with great effor and was found to be badly hurt Jam Cunningham was struck by a piece of boiler and severly Injured. O.

W. Olcott. who was In a row boat near by, was alf thrown Into the river and rescued. Thert were many naTow escapes. Frightful Accident.

Abebwbeit, Oct. 25. A special to the Dall News this evening, dattd at Ellendale, reports a disasterous boiler explosion early thi morning, ten miles southeast of that place, 01 the farm of Geo. Irwin. John H.

Glass, wltl n's thrashing outfit, was working there, when the pump on the steam engine would not work, the pressure being 100 pounds. Cold water suddenly let Into tbe boiler caused an explosion, which Instantly killed Mr, Glas and Ira Gardner, of Gardner, and fatally Injured three others, of whom Fred Banmaster died at noon. The other two are in a precarious condition. All the killed leave families. Drowned at Ksulline.

Fstellijb, Oct 28 Jacob Hanson, ex- county loner, and Jens A. Tolls prominent FUratln county farmerr, r.ere orn'dln riV.t. Thy NICODEMUS, KANSAS THE HORTdWEST, NKBHA8EA. The churches of Fremont are preparing to have series ot union meetings. It the intention to engage a revivalist and commence a siege )on the works of satan.

Gus Berdlneau, of Svratuee, was brought to Nebraska City Wednesday violently Insane. He Is well known throughout the state as a driver and trainer of fast horses. At Clay Center the ry In the case of August Mentis on trial for the murder of FredD. Icrnan, returned a verdict of murder In the second degree lute Wednesday evening. The damage done at the Beatr'ce mill by the recent fire Is about all repaind, and It If expected that the mill will be running agelo toon.

The damage was between $500 and 11,000. Bishop Wcrthlngton has created considerable disappointment In Trinity church, Dona-ha, by refusing permission to hold a "klr- mess" for which preparations were btlng made. Another horse was stolen at Loulsvl'le, this time the loser being the Rev. C. H.

Gil-rrore. Sheriff Plattsmoutb, left to Investigate It and get on the track of the thief. John Connor, aged twenty-nine, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head last Thursday, on his step-father's farm near Verdon. At times Mr. Connor was slightly demented, caused by over-heat last harvest.

North flatte and Lincoln county will give the bridge bond question another bout on election day. The proposition submitted Is to VoteWO.OOO In bonds to build five bridges over the Flaite river and branches. Mrs. Fannie Dally, of McCook, committed ulclde Saturday night. She had been married onlv three weeks.

A slight misunderstanding arose earlier In the afternoon and she believed that her husband had ceased to love her. A meeting of Schuyler citizens was held to consider what sort of demonstration it would be advisable to make upon the advent of the new road. A committee was appointed to confer with the city council and act In unison with Its members. Nels Johnson, a Dane living on a claim ten miles south of Gordon, disappeared about two weeks ago. Saturday his body was found near his home with every Indljatlon tnat he bad been beaten to death with a club.

IOWA A. J. Graham, editor -of the Montgomery County Independent, committed suicide by- taking aconite. No cause Is given. The loss by Are at the Gsrvcr coal mine near Des Moines Is estimated at about $20,000.

the Insurance amounting to $9,000. Jarmars arteries in 'low tw Uy Ha- fr acre thl jst flu itr T-t tun tfsey ratted. -K. -i-nfi of the United States 'army, the military department of tha state unlvcrsl ty at Iowa City. TU.

XT 1.1 m.iuu muueiuurg, wno Deiongea to a threshing crew near LeMars, suntalned on Monday a crmpound fracture of one leg. He leu under a wheel. Dr. Condon, of Dan bury, Woodbury coun ty, committed su'clde by shooting himself on Tsday, It Is stated that he feared prosecu- ttor- for mat practice. Lnura V.

Falls has broueht suit "gains' the Chicago, Milwaukee and St, Paul road, claim ing for the deah of her husband, one of the conductors killed in the recent Eagle Point accident near Dabuaue. The murderous assailant of the two women at Dubuque hah not yet been discovered. It is alleged that the women know who their assailant was. but will not till. He Is supposed to he a relative of the family.

Rev. I. N. Pardee, who has been transferred from the Dakota conference to LeMars, Iowa, vras pr -nted at the Aberdeen conferences costly g)ld headed cane. He has been seve.

ral years presiding elder of he Mitchell dis trlct. Jaturdiy nteht, at the close of the five days Cedar Itaplds had registered l.99, wl Icb Is 590 lees than the October ng lstration of last year. At th'? October and Novemher s'ttirgslast year Cedar Rtplds registered 8,133. Barney Kinny, recently convicted of wit murder with dear penalty attached, has been Pranted a new trial at Dubuque, by Judue Couch, on tbe ground that one of the jurors was not a citizen of the United ates, al though bellevi eg himself to be such. DAKOTA.

liap.ld City's broom factory turns out three dozen brooms per dsy. Jamestown Is the see city of the Catholic diocese of north Dafeota. The new opera house at Watertown will be dedicated November H. A number of Hand county citizens eml-rated to California lately. The contemplated new patyr mill at Yank-ton, if built, will cost $5 The Presbyterian church at Kimball has a tew bell weighing l.OO1 pounds.

The South Dakota lucatlonal association will meet at Huron, De cqjjber 21. The new br? hotel built by the syndicate at DeSmet, Is ready for occupancy. A slide of roek on the slity foot level of the Iron Hill mine brought down ore of the estimated value of $100,000. Tbe assayers are aid to give a return of $130,000 per ton, and it Is believed that a large body exists which will retch that value. A convention of Dakota colleges will assemble at Brookings November 5th, to organ-tz an oratorical association for Dakota Yankton college Is somewhat stirred up over the selection of delegates, there being several spirants among the students.

Bsturday night the Northwestern hotel, the gazette office, three saloons, eight store and other bulldfigs covering two squares were burned at Pirk River, Loss insurance meaere. 8. me strtrjgers were caught 8 ring buddings and were arrested. List wet kwhu Martin O'Connell was op-t rating his stpsra thresher on the fsrm of R. L.

Broker, a fe mlfe st u'h if,k, Children at Leadville, Colorado. LiiiDVais, 8j. 'i he most hovking disaster wb'ch has been chronicled this lecultty Blnce the mi'inorahle horror In wn'ct ten miners were exhUmed troth, their sepulchre in the dhow, 01 curred at five o'clock this morning la a burning boarding bouse Iron Hill, of which Mrs. Jamis was the proprietress James O'Brien, euw years old, Henry O'Brien, five, and Annla, an Infaut seven mwuths old, were roasted alive. rtie spectaclo prusenb-d at the smoking ruluB the most revolting one ever se -n on this 111 of horrors, where, since the discovery ot arbonate by Uncle Billy Btt veus, no less nan a hundred lives have been prematurely oat.

Tbo particulars are about as follows ladle Oleson, a domestic In the bouse, arose it five and started to build the fire, and pre- iare brealifast for the miners, and In hasten-ng, resorted to a can of kerosene. She had applied the match to the kitchen stove rjd was repeating the act In the dlulng room wnen her attention was attracted to the ultchen by an explosion. She hasteui to the kitchen door to be repulsed by afljodil fl imi that had enveloped the room. Ar ckly as possible she gave the alarm when Wrs. O'Brien, almost frantic shouted to the lod rs on the second floor.

Se'zlng her twi. children she rushed out of the building and looked for the remaining four, and not seeing rhtm returned to the building now wrapper In flames. That was the last time she ws seen alive, and when the smoke was cleared away from the rums she was found bending ver the bt beside her Infants, whose bodief er burned to a crisp In a rcom on the sec ond fl jor. The two boys had been imprisoned by the flitnes and roasted before the eyes of the powerless spectators. Her husband It prostrated and It Is feared will lose his res SOI.

SCOTCH SYMPATHY. The Blunt and Roche Arrests Remanded For Hearing. Dublin, Oct. 26. The two Scotch members of parliament sent to Ireland by the Scottlsl Llberul association to assure the people 01 their sympathy ha7e arrived at Mltchelstown were they with an enthusiastic rece.

tlon. Sir Wilfred Blunt and Mr. Roche, 1. poor law guardian, who were arrested at Woolford jesterdp.y, were taken from Lough rea dl to Woodford to-day under a strong escort. At Ihe station they were met Messrs.

Rowlands and Shcehy, members ol parliament, who led a procession and band which followed the prisoners to the our house. Both pi la mors were remanded unit to-morrow for a hearing. 8I1 Wilfred Blun refused to uive ball und was again sent to jill. At the examination at Woodford to-daj Sir Wilfred tint, gave ball. An adjourn mvnt for a fortnight was refused and the casi 1 5 Mr, Esr! yj a jrj n'ta to 4, pf-H 4 h'S jjW-Ai was the recipient of great ovations through ut the day.

KlLLhD. An Officer of the Filibustering Expedition in Cuba Wounded to Death. New Oulbans, Oct. S5. A Key Wes' ipecial says: Private advices by the latest steamer from Havnmia announce the death of -ierrln, second In command of the revolu-tonary forces, who led tha oxprdltlon hri tugngt SI last.

Being sun out'ded seme tec since by 2,000 soldiers th were com ehed to cm their way out. Berrlu was ter oly wounded la the abdomen, but with hi-owls proi.ruding upon the saddle, he ralllei. i'g men and charted fearfully upon 8'W men. Ho stru-k down a Bpunlsn officer, only to bt Killed later. A running fight then ensiieri oetweea his band and the soldiers, but tit--prions casualties were ii.fl cted on cltV-r sldt as learned, lh.

many were wounded The yoluMonlts rtitrcated and are now aiding la the mount ins. Troublesome Apaches. St. Louw, Oct. 29.

Additional details of lepredatlousc itnmlited by the ApacV Indians near Holbrouk come from Alliuq ierqu Mexico. Nearly every rancl man has suff red more or less the loss of ittle by these marsu bandR. The plow movement it the United Statis troops Is of little if an) assistance. The ranchers are Vfry much In-censed and they tbrea'en to tukc the law Into their own hands; 1 hey demand that Gov. Zu-iick's recommend ition In his last meisage to Washington b3 followed and the obnoxiou" redskins be removed to Florida.

The Apse ore becon.lug varr annoying and hostilities are liable to break out at any time. Eaten By Sharks. Jacksonville, Oct. 29. James Haunltiin, mall carrier between M'aml and Lake Worth, on the South Atlantic const met with a terrible d-ath on Tues lay last.

His route necessitates his crossing Hlllsboro Inlet, which he does in a row boat. While crossing on Tuesday he was attacked by a number of sharks, and, although nefouh them with bis oars as long as possible, they finally caijgfz'-d his boat and devoured blm alive. An old fisherman witnessed the horrible sight but wag unable to render any assistance. Illinois Settlers Driven From Their Homes. 8t Lous, Oat.

28. The Pope county circuit court, sitting at Golconda, Illinois, hus disposed of an extraordinary number of ejectment suits bronght at this term by non-rest-dent claimants (gainst furmers whose titles In such respects were defective, but who bad been living, as they supposea, upon their own lands for, in many Instances, over a quarter of a century. In these cases tht occupaefs were ousted notwithstanding tbe fact that they had gone Into even before pa! ents were granted to the cl! mints of lard, and who for years had failed to pay taxes upon the Unit th now cla'ra. T-of the esses so determined will go to the preme court fo i itt, 1 Tbe tii.jous, i-p-i nts er," i'wted. Sil'l'.

Sword Bearer'a Cwmp and Its Strength Ascertained--Crows Seeking Allka In Every Direction. Font CusTslt, Mont. Oct 2i) The band of twenty Gros Venires Indians who wra sent after Wednesday were brought in Thursdnj and will be held until Mm trouble is over. The weather now flue and -now all gone except In the mounttiios. No veincnt of the troop will be made for two or t.urco days, and twi days camp ilgn willfl iish the atr.

Unlssi-the Indians retrtat to tha mountains It Is thought that on the of a larg. body ot troops In the fl ild no resistance win be made. Seout Jm Campbell, Interpreter Tobacco Jake ard the Indian scouts, Kelly and flash were detailed yesterday to locat Sword Beaver's It was found on the Big noru, two miles fr. iri the post; also that ha has ub mt forty lol ins, representing two luudred Indians, and the officers and men anxious to take the field. A humiliation the Crows In thin Instance will gett'e th question of raids with the nation.

Runner ft Sword Beit's camp for the Utes, B'in. oaclt8, Suakes, Plciran and Asslnabolne igeucles, to get emits, a few dayi ao, Attempt to Burn Thirty Persons. Grand Rapids, Oct. 2 An attempt to burn thirty Italians, asleep In a building in the township ol Paris, Kent county, irai- last night by I he timely warning of one of the men who awoke and found the building in flames. There have been hard eellngs existing b-tween this crew and another crew at work on the railroad near by Mruf 10 o'clock last nitht an unknown man crept Into a vacant room and set fire to tbe house snd then joined a party on the outside.

who ban leaded I ho doors and used every effort to keep the Inmates from esciplng. They, however, managed to get out, a any of them leaving all thuir clothing. One of the Offensive Trusts. Globe Democrat: The reported pur pose of the Cotton Oil Trust not to pay its approacuina; quarterly dividend is a flattering promise of its speedy down ih.11. emeu gigantic concerns are against public policy, and when aimed at cornering the productions of the earth should not bo tolerated.

Its lirttt step after consolidating nearly all the mills in the country under guprastiftife- mi nt whs to close about one-half them, thus putting down the price of cotton seed and putting up the price ol its manufactured nrodticts. The efforts of the state of Louisiana to force the trust out of business in that state failed, but the big, inflated concern has at last been brought to reason by an opposition company, which originated iu Philadelphia, and which during the Inst bff if Rill At 3 in thb Morning. San Francibco Chronielo: Ho was leaning against the lamp post, and the watchful guardian of the night came up very respectfully. "Fine night, Mr. Jones." "Bootful." "You're out rather lalo ain't you?" "No, no about my usual time." "Are you waiting for somebody?" 'No, no (joing home, A little tired that's all; a little 'tired." "I'll walk down with you and see you to your door." "Thank you, thank you, but there's no need.

The other Mile of tho block will be 'round this way in a moment, and I'll just pop in whon my door comes along. Thank you. Good night." The Lawyer and the Cashier. From tho Atlanta Constitution: A bank cashier, who had stolen from th bank and skipped to went to a lawyer and said: "How can I fix mutters so to bo safe from tha law "1 will arrange to have the bank settle for half tho amount," was the prompt reply. When this had been, done the thief expressed his great pleasure and satisfaction and inquired: "And aow what shall I pay you for your services on The other half, sir," was the calm reply.

Moral: It is 1 wonder that the law- yer left so much for the bank. Probably Had Detroit Free Press: "Have you heard the news?" she, as they stood waiting for the car. "Something special "I should gay go! Mrs. of our s'reet, is to have a new sealskin this winter." "No!" "True as you live! Is'nt that awful?" "WpII, I should say it wns, and I wont rest until I have my husband examine the county records and see if they have mortgaged their place. I must hive something to take her down with tho first day she wears it!" A Trifle Too Handy.

Omaha World: "Omaha Dame-How proud I am to know you. You are a true heroine and everybody is talking about you. Br ive Girl I wish it had never hnppened." "How can you? Just think, you -eked a burglar single handed and lm until help arrived. Tbe pa. -aid he waa ntt'-rly prostrated by Mow you gave him wish 'that I win I bid'nt touched Why, i'm'sfraid Iv'e spoiled my chsn.

ci "In 1883, Mr. K. 01 rew lor, (a relative of a late vice-president 0 the United States) was seriously ill 0 j- AanAa Thn hunt, nhvs( CV Ul lautu u.oinuvi. je ioians attonded him. but.

until the last one was tried, he constantly grow worse. Tho dootor gave luni some medicine a two-ounce botUo. Im proving, he got aiother bottle, paying $2foreaoh. He was temt after having used several of these ujs icrious small bottles. One day he laid one on his dee.k in bis New York office.

In tbe game office a friend was using a remedy put up In a large bottle. By pur Jicci-bot it was found out that Lheso In'" Mves lias flnntnlnnd the Saif man con his doctor bmtfXU-jt Warner's Haf 'ilt'ftiu. stored biin to ht VVm what his doctor? fcj Brij." ease. If the leadingji i ns In through fear of LT'iyf 4 prescribe warwyMf' q. cases of 1 general thereby us rrt confep? their inability to.

cure me 0 .1. ftv thn Bfrnr. est sortAjf endorsement, commend that preparation the publicP ,1 We hear it warmly spoken of in every direction, and we have no, Joubt whatever that it is, all things considered, tho very best article of the kind ever known. EQUESTRIANISM AT THE Some of the Well Known Figures quently Seen on Horseback at Wat--ington. New York Sun: There are two citizens of Washington who never miss taking a ride on a fair day.

These are George Banoroft, the historian, and A. R. Spofford, the librarian of Congress. They are great cbuws, and ride od horses. Senator Butler, of South Carolina, is an excellent horseman.

He rides a large iron gray, which ho had out to-day for the first time this season. Senator Gibson, of Louisiana, also loves a good horse, and during tha session of congress manages to take a canter every day. Ex-Senator Warner Miller always took a ride after, breakfast, mounted on a small bay that looks unable to bear its rider. Secretary Bayard keeps two ir throe fine saddle horses in his datable, at hurries home from the stfete depart- 4 ment in the aternoon to take a jaunt Into the country, accompanied by big daughters, who are good horsewomen. Secretary Whitney is a good rider and be snd Mrs.

Whitney are often seen on the road in tha afternoon going toward Grasslands. Senator Eenna, of West Virginia, rides fcgood deal and likes lots of company with him. Senator Spooner, Wisconsin, kteys his own saddle horse, and onee or twice a week takes long runs Into tha country. Congressman Turner, of Georgia, used to ride every day after congress had adjourned, and Com-nni-ttioner of Agriculture Colman has taken to the habit latley soh ly as a means of exercise. He rides a sway-back horse and rarely goes off a walk.

The Monks and tbe Ladies. From London Life: The Indian rail-way officials are likely to be placed in an embarrassing position, for only doEnslish ladies demand to trs.rel aione, but the Buddhist monks have requested to be allowed to do so li'r jwo. Tbe Government of Ceylon replied, to their reverences that when aey number of monks travel thj wi'J be accorded every f.iei! '-r tir.t ing intruded noon, but at tion tho country ovor av tragod 99 per cent, on July 1, should in one month have gone down to 85 as reported by the department of agriculture on August 1." This man is equally ignorant of the country, the mat ner of raising corn, and the blighUng effects drouth has on corn ir tho month of July when the cars, silks and lassels should bo putting forth, forming ears and corn. But th-e editor of the Farmers' lieview replies to the New York Herald as follows: To a writer sitting in a comfortable New York newspaper eilioe with rains in the country adjacent, such loss of condition in so sbort a time may seem incredible, but to a dweller in tho drouth region where for six weeks or two months there was not rainfall stdlicient to lay tho dust, who saw the pastures turn utterly brown and bare, tho wellH, creeks and water courses go dry, tho corn tassels scorch and dry up before tho pollen was formed, and tho fire, who saw wide (insures open in tho dry earth and tho leaves on the trees prematurely dry up and fall from the effects of drouth or heat, to such the wonder is not that tho condition of the corn crop fell off as much as it did, but rather that we have any crop at all. I he Kansas state board ofagn.

culture's report for the month ending lime 30, 1887, said of the corn crop: Reports show its condition to be 100 to 150 per cent as com pared with tbo average for live years." Its report of dato of Sept. 10th, just at hand, says: "The area planted lust spring was 9,620,408 acres, or 11 per cent in excess of any former year. Of th's area 2,520,332 acres, or 40 per cent, while valuable for fodder, will not be worth husking, leaving 4,005,076 acres from whieh a product may be expected. This acreage we estimate will vield 82,567,258 bushels or 49 per cent, of the average annual product for fonr years." This is equivalent to only S3 per cent of an average yield for the entire aereage planted. Condition! in Kansas as stated above by the secretary of the state board, illustrate how the hopes of tho farmer in the corn crop have met with disappointment.

Not all the great corn st ites have suffered as much is Kunsai, but all have suffered severely, and yet an eastern editor sitting in his sanctum can sneer at, the idea of any shortage in the crop, and charge all statements to that effect to speculative influences. Kis Mind Was Mixed. Youth's Companion: A young Italian visiting Washington was sadly perplexed over our anguagc. Having been quite indisposed, an American friend inqnired after his health. "BMiiuh! was the sententious re- tily.

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