Hard times are these. Money
has been more tightly locked in the
safes of the rich men of the North
for the past year than was ever
known to the oldest inhabitant. Here
in the Sooth it has almost amounted
to a money panic. Farmers have
practiced economy to the border line
ot starvation and the laboring classes
have all gone about their daily toils
with cheaper clothing and more
bumble food than they ever hope to
experience again as long as they
It is wrong for any man to preach
economy to these poor people. It is
wrong upon the face of their abject
poverty to accuse them of extrava
gance. If they have not economized
for the past twelve months, then
somebody tell ue what is the mean
ing of the word economy. Forced
to denying their dear little ones and
their fond wives sufficient bread and
meat for imparting that stren gth ol
body necessary to discharge the do
mestic duties that fall to them, the
farmer feels, and has a right to feel
insulted at him who would preach
economy to him. Heaven knows in
pitiful recognition the suflerings of
the poor farmer, and Heaven knows
he has economized.
It has been not much easier for
the people in* the cities. The rich,
of course, have not felt the sting of
poverty, but they have felt the tight
clasp ot the money powers in the
North and many a denial has been
made ttbere luxury once prevail! d.
The poor people in the cities have
been forced to economy similar t
that experienced by the farmer.
The fact is just this: Money has
been out of reach in the South. Hard
times have been exper enced all over
the Southern States. There has
never been such a tight squeeze in
the South's financial world. Henry
Clews, the great financier predicts
that money will flow easier in the
near future. Let us hope that the
prediction will come true.
In the meantime can any one won
der that the laboring classes should
THE MORE WE SELL, THE ■HEADER WE SELL!
And we do sell more than we Hid. because we sell cheaner. Wp. sav to the Public: Wake up! Compare our prices ! VV e are anxious for « •
And we do sell more than we did, because we sell cheaper. We say to the Public: Wake up ! Compare our prices ! We are anxious for a comparison w
the people that quote the prices. And we do as we promise. No one can dispute this. Don’t accept any insinuation to the contrary. If such isd'.ne it * ^
lead you. 'They are doing it for self gain, and you are the loser. You get every inch you are promised, and eve? ■'nee sold to you. Competition must D3is *
~ " “ ' " **"''■ nr1 , lffere ht
or make slanderon,
means than tndery. We are responsible to you for every assertion we make, and in the future shall hold such p;»■ t-es responsible who insinuate
remarks about us. We have the right to sell as cheap as we feel disposed to do ,/lhJRrJLE ^ 3E3
To a healthy competition we have no objections.
Put up your goods at lo*»e r prices th*n we do, and drive us from the field, But d»n*t fittempt it othei^ _
Bargain offerings are a benefit to the public and it is wrong to deprive them of such, MAX JOSEPH’S ESTABLISHMENT is the first
great money-saving Grocery introduced ip Athens. We have the finest grades of Coffee, the best Standard sugars, and the freshest Canned Goods and th* ° D ^
I shall give the most wonderful Bargains ever thrown at you. The prices below for this *reek will tell the tale. RTH A ~Q Til VE RY * j T Jp ^ ee
It is money, good hard earned money in your pocket.
Special GROCERY SALE.
Daring this week. One package
Tharber’s Fresh Boasted Coffee for
15c. (Fifteen Cents) or 2 packages
for 25 cents. Not more than 2 pack*
ages to one customer. Following
Groceries will be distributed all
18 lbs choice quality Rice for 100;
5 lbs best Rio Coffee for 100:
5 lbs fine laundry Starch for 25 cts;
20 lbs standard Granulated Sugar
for 1 00;
1 lb box French Candy for 25 cts;
1} lbs mixed Candy for 25 cents;
2 lb box shredded Oats for 25 cts;
1 pint bottle Catsup' for 10 cents;
1 dozen boxes Matches for 5 cents;
1 lb Tharber’s 34 parched coffee.25c;
10 lbs fine Mess Mackerels in kids
for 1 00;
7 boxes fine Salmon for 1 00;
3 l}lb sacks flue Table Salt for 10c;
6 boxes railroad Snuff for 25 cents;
1 lb Gunpowder Tea fine quality.25e;
1 English Breakfast Tea for 25c;
2 lb boxes Sugar Corn for 15 cents -
2 lb cans Tomatoes for 10 cents;
3 lb cans Tomatoes for 12$ cents;
3 lb boxes yellow Peaches for 12$c;
3 lb boxes Apples for 10 cents;
2 lb boxes Lima .Seans for 12} cts;
2 lb boxes String Beans for 10 cts;
2 lb boxes Marrowfat Peas for 12-}c;
2 lb boxes Pine Apples for 15 cts;
2 lb boxes Blackberries for 10 cents;
2 lb boxes Cherries for 10 cents;
2 lh boxes Strawberries for 15 cents;
2 lb boxes Gooseberries for 10 cents;
2 lb boxes Pears for 10 cents;
3 lh boxes Pie Peaches for 10 cents.
EVERY Box of CANNED GOODS
I guarantee the best and freshly
canned, of the best Canning
Factory in tbe United
States. Money will
be refunded if not
New Dress Goods.
Tbe latest designs and styles, bought
only two weeks ago. I can suit you
in style and quality, and at great
Bargains in prices
SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK.
18 pieces double width Cashmere at
23 pieces Henriettas at 18c; w’th 30c;
53 pieces Varieties Serges, Henri*
ettas, Mattelasses, Satin stripe, choice
at 29 cents.
16 pieces all wool 54 inches Ladies
i Cloth, worth 90c. at 58 cents;
i BLACK DRESS GOODS.
A world of Bargains You must
Elegant Cashmere at 12$ cents;
42 inches Jaquard, worth 75c. at 29c;
54 inches Silk Warp Henrietta,
worth 2 00, at 1 25;
COTTON DRESS GOODS.
38 pieces Ginghams worth 8c. at 4$c;
64 pieces elegant Calicoes at 3$c;
96 pieces twilled Reps, flannel back,
worth 12$c at 8$c;
49 p’cB yard wide twilled Reps at 8$c;
8 pieces black ground white flowered
French Satteen at 8}c, worth 20c;
16 pieces} half wool, yard wide Flan
nelettes worth 20& at 12$c;
68 choice pattern Dress Flannels,
worth 20c at 10c;
10 pieces Outing Flannels,worth 12$c
at 8 cents;
36 pieces corded Worsteds at 5 cts;
46 pieces Wool Cashmeres at 10 cts;
39 pieces twilled half waol Serges,
15c quality at 8$c;
20 pieces Colonial Cloth, 34 inches
wide, worth 12$c at 7}- cts,
35 pieces choice Ginghams at 7$c;
24 pieces Flannel Skirting, worth 30c
at 12} cents;
CLOAKS AND REEFERS.
8 Reefers ia black Russian Hire.
worth 10 00 at 5 50;
5 Curly Astrachan Reefers, worth
15 00 at 8 50;
56 Misses Newmarket Reeiers at 100,
worth 3 00;
54 Misses woolen Jackets, worth 3 00
at 1 50;
48 Ladies Jackets, worth 2 50 at 1 50
18 fine double front satin lined La
dies Jackets, worth from 6 50 to
12 50, choice at 4 00;
12 Ladies Reefer Jackets with for
reverse facings, worth 10 00 at 5 50;
11 black Chevoit Jackets with fnll fnr
collar down to bottom, trimmed,
worth 12 50 at 6 50;
23 assortment Chevoit plain or corded
Jackets, trimmed in black tan, nat
ural O’possum,worth 14 00 at 6 00;
Every Jacket warranted the ’atest
styles, puffed sleeves, raised shoul
ders, tight back, loose front, elegantly
trimmed. Come and see my line of
Jackets—get first choice. This is
my first Bargain Sa e.
Underwear-Ladies and Gents.
ONE BIO LOT FROM AUCTION—THE
GREATEST BARGAIN ON EARTH
3 doz. very fine Cardinal all fine wool
Ladies Vests at 85c, worth 1 25;
4 dozen finest California, wool Ladi< s
U ndervests, worth 2 25 at 1 25;
Hosiery from Auction.
40 d z. Ladies black Hose at 5c a p'r;
30 dozen seamless Ladies black Hose
at 10 cents;
45 dozen children’s black ribbed hose
at 7} cents;
60 doz' Ladies colored hose at 8}- cts.
10 doz all wool Ladies hose at 25 cts.
The biggest of any Bargains ever
offered anywhere in the land Call
139 Heavy White Quilts at 65 cents' |
1» Marseilles Quilts at 75 cents;
19 Extreme> heavy White Quilts, light
| twilled Quilts, worth 3 50 at 1 50. i
1 small lot heaviest White Quilt
made, 5 00 quality, choice at 3 00.
sewed, worth 2 00 at 95 cents
1.-3 pairs Dongola Ladies RK
2 25 grade at 125 Shoe *, »
HANDKERCHIEF4 from Auction
150 dozen large bordered Handker
chiefs at 15 cents a dozen.
135 dozen children .handkerchiefs at
1 cent each. V
120 dozen turkey red large handker
chiefs at 25 cents a dozen.
110 dozen very large, flue quality
Gents handkerchiefs at 3 cts each
120 dozen hemstitched very fine bor
dered Ladies handkereniefs at 7$c.
10 dozen heavy ribbed Vests at 25c;
6 dozen natural wool Ladies Vests
worth 75 cents at 40 cents;
10 dozen Children’s Sanitary Wool
Shirts and Drawers at 35 cents;
6 dozen fleeced heavy Ladies Vests
at 45 cents, worth 80 cents;
TOWELS FROM AUCTION
160 towels,good and heavy at 5c each;
140 very large huck towels at 7-} cts
130 very fine bleached towels, yard
long at 10 cents.
142 extra fine linen fancy border,
pink, blue, red, 35c quality at 25c.
147 extra long, knotted fringe, very
fine imp<>: ted linen, 36 inch -towel-,
50 cents quality at 35 cents.
BLANKETS, Extra Special
Sale, bought at Auction.
98 White Blankets at 35 cents each
69 white fleeced Blankets at 50 cents
each; worth 1 00;
114 pairs very fine white Blankets,
worth 2 25 at 100;
98 pairs al wool Blankets, worth
3 00 at 190;
16 pairs red a 1 wool Blankets, worth
3 75 at 2 50;
16 pairs fine California all wool Blank
ets at 5 ( 0, worth 8 00;
10 pairs California all wool Blankets,
ripst made, at a great bargain;
205 pairs fu’l stock Brogan.
oak lo toms at 90 centf ’ hlt *
tley are worth at who esale 15 00
a pair at 1 0 00,
If« pairs oil grain Men’s WVl.
Shoes, worth 2 00 at 1 25 ° UC *'
Jr 4 •"-»***«.
lot) pair, choice of lot
or calf Goodyear welt, or hand^
B s a id Congre-s, worth 6 00 a i,»,
warranted, ONLY 3 00 A PAIR ’
all styles toes
140 pairs children’s 8hoes at 50 cl.
114 pairs Misses School Shoes W.
or bu ton, 2 00 qta ity at 1 25. ’ **
LAP RO BES from Auction.
White Counterpanes and
Spreads from Auction.
26 Honeycomb Quilts at 45 cents;
23 flush Lap Robes at 2 00.
16 double plush Lap Robes, worth
3 50 at 2 00.
6 very fine double Robes worth 10 00,
extra large size to go at 6 50.
SHOES, for Ladies, Children
8 GREAT BARGAINS.
/•»1 solid leather, warranted or
10S naira good heavy Ladies Shoes
sit 50 cents;
L.t l -BARGAIN.
ICO pairs (a’f Ladies >hoes, machine
FREE OF CHARGE.
To every customer this week
no matter how small the purchase is
AN ELEGANT ’
send your orders if you cannot come.
(S^RKME MBER, all goods to be
ANY PERSON not aide to come
to the Store can make out a list for
Groceries or Dry Hoods, and they will
be delivered at prices as odvertised
It is my aim to introduce my Grocery Department in connection with the Dry Goods and Shoes. Therefore
never-tiring efforts to be the only Bargain Distributor in Athens. Respectfully,
THESE HANDSOME BARGAINS.
with you, for you.
rise op and demand a rightful ex- |
pension of the Government’s cnr»
but alas! that it is the fault of man
kind. When we say mankind we are
not excluding or shielding woman
kind. It has come to a pretty pass
THE AUGUSTA EXPOSITION-
All Georgia points to the Augusta I w ^ eQ the people of this world toler»
Exposition, now in progress, with ate the
mere mention of a theory
pardonable pride. It is an exposi- j^ e that of Nordan, so well outlined
Uon of which the whole South should byArminins>or can read witho ut a
feel proud. It lathe completestEx- prote8t the mi8erab le winnings of
position of its kind the South has ingersoll against the sanctity of holy
ever seen, and this surely is saying we dlock. It is a doleful enconium
a very great ueal in its behalf. I U po n human society. And yet the
Augusta has lately taken on dif» I divorce system of some States right
ferent airs to those which have in I here in fair America has such slight
former days characterized her. I regard for tbe bonds of marriage
The old city which for years slept that the conclusion is inevitable that
lazily In the wealth and contentment W e are drifting upon strange ideas
of an old-time Southern aristocracy I of morality and social refinement
has sprang forth with a newness of I it is all very, very funny ; and yet
life, and is now a typical city of the | not so funny after all.
growing new Sonth.
Augusta is capable of al 1 she ba | Brunswick is still at war with the
Says the Boston Herald in a xecent
Mr. W. kVvandebbilt wasn’t feel
ing quite well the other day, so he de
cided to take a trip to Europe accompa
nied by his physician. The dootor
said be could not afford to leave his
practice, which was worth $1000 a
week. Mr. Vasdibbilt offered to
give him $10,000 to make tbe trip of
six weeks with him. They went.
Even as ardent republican as Colo
nel Shepard believes that it is high
time to retire Pat Egan. Not every
one is with the colonel on closing up
the World’s fair on Sunday, but tbe
whole country is with him on closing
up Pat as a representative of Blaine's
jingoism in Chili.—Chicago Herald.
Well tbe closing of the World’s fair
on Sunday is the consummation more
devoutly to be wished, and the sooner
this matter is settled the better for the
country and the World’s fair.
Georgia editors will work up an ex
hibit from Georgia to the Wot Id’s Fair.
What is it that Georgia editors can’t do
when they try ?
Georgia may not be represented at
the World’s Fair, but Floyd county
And so will the State University.
Go out to the meeting of the Young
Men’s Democratic Club Saturday night.
Every young democrat ought to be
Soke people are forever borrowing
trouble. Let the future alone. Isn’t
this weather glorious enough for you ?
NEWS DISPATCHES CONDENSED.
We are glad to know that Congress
man Jambs H. Blount is doing all in
his power to elect Cbisp speaker.
undertaken in holding this great Ex- combined powers of tbe Richmond and
position. Tho fairest and most pro. i* ftov lll® railroad oompaa,. Th.
* I Brunswick Times says:
gressive city that decks the smiling
When the legislature was in session,
valley of the Savannah, she is the I large and liberal were the expressions
.. . r> , . . which came from the authoritive sources
city of all Georgia cities to make 0 f tbe Richmond and Danville. The
such an exposition the grand and credulity of the rural farmer and of the
, * , „ sanguine and optimistic lover of Geor-
splendid success it OQght to be. Now I gia were imposed upon.
let all Georgia join with South Caro- Not that quite. The “rural farmer”
lina in making this a fitting proof to ha8 known »lL alOD * what the broads
, ,. , .... meant by this giant combination, and
the world at large that here is the they were opposed to it . Rather charge
best part of the Sunny Sonth, which I it to Colonel Livingston. The farm-
South is confessedly the best part of ere have never been catering to the
the world. Richmond and Danville’s combinations.
Success to tbe Augusta Exposi-
It took two columus in the St. Louis
Republic for a woman to tell how to
live on a dollar and a half a week, when
a tramp could have told the story in a
two-line nonpareil paragraph.—Trib-
Allowance must be made for the fact
that she was a woman. If the tramp
were a woman, the chances are she
would have filled the two columns also.
MARRIAGE A FUNNY THING-
Somewhere else in to-day’s Ban
neb we give a very lnteiestiog com. I brated novel, *‘I Promessi Sposi” (“Tbe
A beautiful monument has been
erected to the memory of Alessandro
Manzohi, tbe Italian poet, in Lecco
Lecco was chosen as the site of the
statue, as it is tbe scene of bis cele-
munication by tbe scholarly <* Armi-
hius,” who has already become known
to tbe readers of The Banner most
It is upon marriage.
A very interesting topio, to be
sure, and those who will read the
communication will find that “Ar-
minius” has handled the subject
Betrothed”), as we!! as his home. On
the base of the work is the inscription:
“Erected by the citizens of Lecco, to
gether with their brethren from all
parts of Italy, in this place, where the
author of *1 Promessi Sposi’ lived and
found his inspiration.”
The Boston Herald says:
Gov .-elect Flower’s declaration
that be contributed only $3000, direct-
very ably and with an interesting I ^ or indirantly, to the Democratic
. ° I campaign fund in New York is some-
y e ‘ thing of an eye-opener to those who
The article was suggested by some have supposed that he was nominated
otes told by “ The Wanderer” I on account of bis bar*!. The declara
nt The Banner a few days since,
whose tendency was to show how
jhtly marriage is coming to be re
led by the world al large in these
) days of fast society and light
ed men and women.
“ Is marriage a failure or is it
tion is duly sworn to, however, and
Mr. Flowrr is generally rated as an
| honorable man. Now let’s bear from
After all, the question is a serious
one. Not that it is the fault of the
peremouy, ot the custom or system,
Was it but a dream? Ah could it
have been some strange phantom
thought that danced across our mind
and brain? We had thought .that
Georgia bad a Geological department
and yet we have no special proof that
we were not dreamjng. We never hear
from such a department of .State if such
a department of State there be.
A Western Exchange says: Sabah
Althra Terry Hill, etc., is worrying
the police of San Francisco. The other
day while she was temporarily absent
from her room she claims that $8 000
worth of skins in bolts was stolen from
The jail is going to be put in excel
lent condition at last. Thanks.—Ath
What’s the number of your room.
Good Joke! We “aint in it”
There * as this pleasing evidence of
literary culture and good taste with the
fellow who played the newspaper fiend
at Patti Rosa’s performance the other
night: He carried an armful of
Prince Henry XXIV. of Reucs, in
Germany, is a composer of some talent.
A symphony by the princely musician
was. recently produced for the first time
inLeipsic and met a favorable recep
Another poor girl gone wrong:
Miss Cora Nrese, of Lebanon, Ind.,
smoked a cigarette and died from ihe
effects. Her escort to a theatre induced
her to smoke the vile thing.
Governor Russell, of Massachu
setts, doesn’t propose to be under obli
gations to the corporations. He has
returned every railroad pass sent him
Hill dreamed he was made presi
dent. He dreamed it, but—“Oh what
a difference in the morning!”
There will be a grand meeting of tbe
Young Men’s Democratic Club Satur
day night. Don’t forget that!
The Ea3t Tennessee passenger trains
now run into the big depot in Atlanta.
This is as it should be.
Hill couldn’t carry a state in the
Union. Sounds hard on Hill, but
name the state.
Wonder if the Water Works Com
pany has had enough rain. If not, let
Do all yon oan for the Harvest Home.
Who’ll be President?
ODDS AND 'ENDS.
An English peer cannot resign his
Preston is supposed to be the most
Roman Catholic town in England.
It takes Bailing vessels 123 days to sail
from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
Three hundred British steamers and
sailing vessels are lost at sea every year.
A column of masonry in Kansas tnarka
the exact geographical center of tbe
within the last year.
Is the agricultural interest of Amer
ica waning as Secretary Rusk's state-
| ments seem to indicate? If so, then
tbe work of reformation should begin
A dealer in artificial limbs sayB that
an arm will last a lifetime if properly
cared for, but that after five or six years
a leg gives way to the weight and strain
and has to be renewed.
The London Lancet denounces as erro
neous the story that abundant hair is a
sign of bodily or mental vigor in man.
It is a well known fact that the Chinese
are generally very bald, and still they
are the most enduring of races.
An Englishman who has been travel
ing in'Siberia says that the life of the
Russian exiles there is not so hard as it
has been depicted. They enjoy society,
indulge in fancy dress balls and have a
good time generally—but with limita
Aa Epitome of Happenings froi
A valise containing $20,000 worth of
jewelry was stolen from a train at Day-
The Bank of Spain has raised its rate
of interest ou loans on government
stock to 41 per cent.
The president has announced that he
will make uo important appointments
untii congress meets.
During a fire in Hayward, Wis., a
dozen people were badly hurt by an ex
plosion of dynamite.
The authorities of the Russian war
office have resolved to construct a line
of forts along the coast of China.
The water famine at New York be
gins to look serious, and rainmakers
will be asked for unless relief cornea
Three life convicts made their escape
from the state penitentiary at Wanpnn,
Wis.. through a tunnel dug under the
The sudden discovery of a wholesale
system of opium smuggling across tlie
Canadian border has startled custom
Senor Don Cosmo Herrera, one of the
richest men in the island of Cuba, Is
iead. The fortune left by Senor Her
rera amounts to millions of dollars.
Revolutionist Garza’s whereabouts is
mt known, but he is believed to have
eft the Texas border, and it is expected
ae will next be heard of in the tropics.
Rev. O. C. McCnllongh, the distin
guished pastor of Plymouth Congrega-
ion church, in Indianapolis, is lying
critically ill. His death is hourly ex-
^ The report of General Secretary
Treasurer Hayes shows the Knights of
Labor to he in a flourishing condition.
The convention continues in session at
Mrs. J. T. Pearson was shot dead by
her drunken brother at Clarksville, Tex.
She had just secured his release from
the station house. She was trying to
quiet him when he shot her.
The British steamship Bendo sailed
from Savannah, Ga., for Liverpool with
the largest cargo of cotton with which
any vessel has ever sailed from a sonth
Atlantic port. She carried 12,843 bales
The Eiffel tower is evidently a finan
cial success. Over £17,000 has been paid
for admission to it by visitors since
March 22 last, when this year's season
commenced. During August, when
Paris is always crowded with tourists,
the receipts exceeded £4,000.
John Triber, a city councilman of
Deadwood, S. D., is in a military prison
at Mainz, Gei many. He is an Ameri
can citizen, and was arrested and held
for army service while on a visit to
The fourth cedar bncket factory in
the United States has commenced oper-*
atiou in Huntsville, Ala. It is turning
out 80 dozen per day. The other three
factories are at Richmond, Va., and
Nashville and Mnrtree .boro. Tenn.
The Rankin Manufacturing company,
of Nashville, Tenn., a wholesale cloth
ing house has made an assignment for
the benefit of creditors. Assets, $193,-
000; liabilities. $183,000. Tight money
and bad collections are said to be the
A number of physicians were present
at Bridgeport, Conn., at the autopsy on
the body of Charles Balaam, a Koch’s
lymph patient, who died at the alms
house of consumption. They report
that no traces of any healing or other
effect’s from Koch’s lymph could be
The hands at the Pennsylvania Glass
works, in Anderson, Ind., went out on
account of a redaction of their wages.*
The factory is non-union, and the men
who walked out will not be re-em-
P^oyed. The proprietors claim they can
get all the hands they want at the
I wages offered,
r. exchange of at. l<ouis
has imanimonsry endorsed deep water
for &v-*nr>ah, after speeches by Cap-
ttyfo Brown and Major Ryals. The
mey - cf St. Louis endorses deep water
officially, and the city council will take
F the desecration of the Countess
Mira?:.i’s grave in Rome^the Vatican is
blamed by the police, and the Vatican,
in t urn, lays the sacrilege to the gov
ernment itself, which, it claims, is de
sirous of stirring up the bitter feeling
against the pope.
In the county court at Bonham, Tex.,
Bara Adore, of Washington, D. C., ana
Jane and Larv E. Murray, of Fairfax,
Va.. filed petition for the partition of
the famous Tom Green estate, valued
at $1,000,000. They name all the heirs
in the petition. The suit reopens the
The federal grand jury, in session at
Ban Antonio, returned four indictments
against President Paul Conrad, Vice
President John A. Morris and thirteen
other members of the Louisiana Lottery
company. They are charged with using
the mails to distribute lottery adver
tisements in violation of law. Warrants
were issued for their arrest.
sir. and Mrs. Thomas Gregg, of
Hamilton, Ills., have celebrated the fifty-
fifth anniversary of their wedding. Mr.
Gri gg is 86 and his wife is 87. Both
are in fair health. Mr. Gregg is doubt
less the oldest newspaper man in Illi
nois, having founded The Carthagenian.
of Carthage, Ills., in 1886.
Leading Republicans from all parts
of Kansas met at Topeka to consult and
prepare for the campaign next year
Among tlie fifty present a large major
ity • for Blaine, several for McKinley
and number for Harrison. It was
deci :ed to open headquarters and com
mence next yent’a campaign at once.
During a storm at Killee, Belon
county, Tex., H. Ludwig and H. Bryan
soaght shelter in a stable. The build
ing was struck by lightning, killing
two horses and knocking the two men
insensible. Bryan has partially recov
ered, but Ludwig ia still in a very bad
condition and has not regained con
Tlie New York Herald’s Valparaiso
dispatches states that the Chili story
about the sinking of the cruiser Balti
more has been brought to the attention
of the junta, and has caused it much
vexation. The judge of crimes, foster,
who is conducting the inquiry into the
assault upon the sailors of the Balti
more, has agreed to the presence of au
officer from that ship at the examina
tion of th< Baltimore’s seamen on the
condition that he can speak Spanish.
A dispatch from Huron, S. D., says-
The Sonth Dakota Fanners’ Alliance is
in annual session here. It is the small
est gathering that has assembled at an
annual session since its organization
Instead of several hundred being pres
ent, as on funner occasions, not more
than sixty are here. The small crowd
is a source of great annoyance to the
leaders. Political defeat and the in-
cessaut clamor for office made by the
leaders nre said to have nearly wrecked
the Alliance in this state.
A special to The Evening Dispatcn at
St. Paul, Minn., says: The town of
Heywood was badly damaged by the
explosion of a large amount of dyna
mite in the warehouse of the North
Wisconsin Lumber company. It caught
fire, and before it was suppressed the
flames spread to the explosives stored
there, and the explosion followed.
Buildings in the immediate neighbor
hood were badly shattered. One man
was killed outright and many were in
jured. The caboose of a freight train
standing on a sidetrack was blown into
Thu Manitoba Pacific route of the
Great, Northern has opened a new aud
pictu resque line to Spokane, Wash.
Th j mechanical headquarters of the
Richmond and Danville road has been
removed from Washington to Atlanta
The Northern Pacific company made
the trip of the ticket agents doubly en
joyable after their recent convention by
issuing souvenir books of coupons to
each member who took the trip to Yel
An agreement has been made between
the Mexican National and the Monterey
and Mexican Gulf road whereby the
iattei gains access to the City of Mexico
over ;he former’s lines, thus making di
rect shipments possible from Tampico.
Tho 1,000 box ears that the Madison
car compatly is building for the Chicago,
Burlington and Qnincy rood will be
equipped with the Westinghonse air
brakes and Janney couplers. According
to tho contract the car works will turn
out 8)0 cars a month.
Th 3 general passenger agents of twen
ty o)’ the railroads entering Chicago
have organized a special association for
the determination of excursion rates to
the eepoaition and for arranging facul
ties for caring for the enormous crowds
of Vidtora to the World’s fair.
Tli 3 Chicago and Northwestern is
eqni; ping its suburban trains with new
coaclea fitted with high backed seats,
large' windows and lighted with the
Pints3h gas service. The improvement
over • he old train is marked. It is now
easy to toad at night In all parts or a
Fred Harvey, who resorted to the
courtn in order to protect his restaurant
interest against the Atchison, Tope*®
and Sinta Fe dining care, has succeeded
in obtaining a perpetual injunction
againi it the company, and now the lat
ter must cease running or operating dt“*
ing cars west of the Missouri river.
The Baltimore and Ohio is making
tests cf the hanling capacity of its en
gines on the different divisions, witn a
view of determining how many cars wt
eonsti nte a train load. The tramuicn
in some instances are raising oppoffltto
to the tests, as the tendency is undou -
edly t> increase the size of trams
Elen born Banka Art Voloabta.
The fates are combining to matt
things pleasanter for the western farm •
the latest discovery of value to w»
ing that, the husks of corn will ®aW *
cellent paper. Hitherto huska have noi
had any commercial value, and
only been eaten by stock under I* 0 *®"
and during hard spells. Now, hows >
the esta blishment of paper mills ln _ .
west should pnt a stop to the cons»n
shipping of paper from the ^
also convert a waste article __
manufacturers would call a * r® 3 ' ^
profit,” such as coke in a gas * aCtor y era
is not many years since old rags
looked upon as the only
materia] forth* manufacture of
and the course from cast off MWi 7^
the covering of corncobs has been
steady ind interesting.—Interne