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Devote! te the Intoroiti of the Chcrokcct, Choctaws, CIilcknsRW, BcmlHoIca, crocks, nml nil Other Indians ef the iHtllnH Territory.
CHIE FT UN PUBLISHING OO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1885.
VOL. III. NO. 39.
Tub Btindcsrath, at tho suggestion of
tho Swiss Follco Department, has do
cldcd to expel twenty-ono Anarehlsts
The Manufacturers' Flro and Ma
rino Insurance- Company, of lloston,
has voted to rolnsuro Its risks and dis
Miss Julia. .Iacksok, daughter of tho
lato "Stonewall" Jackson, was married
tho otlior evening to Mr. William IS.
Christian, of Richmond, Va.
Joiik Dkai-ino, an Inraato of tho
lunatlo asylum at Anchorage, Ky., met
with a horrlblo death tho other morn
lng. lie jumped into a scalding bath
And died almost Instantly.
Tup. roport of tho excisions of valu
nhlo portions of General Gordon's
journal is donted. Tho journal will
be published almost Intact Nothing
of public Interest will bo omitted.
MaoMIUan & Co. announce that Mr.
Arnold's "Discourses on America" ai.il
Swlnton's "Essay on tho Works oi
Hugo" will appear In July.
It Is stated that the manuscript writ
ing of Victor Hugo will fill ten vol
' umes. M. lingo indicated the arrange
ments for tliolr publication. The con
tents of thruo. volumes, which l.ro al
most ready for olrculutlon, arc various,
nnd ombraco both proso and poetry.
Tho other seven will consist of notes
and letters written during tho years of
oxllo of tho poet.
The Surgeon General of tho Marino
Hospital Service is Informed that junk
dealers In llaltlmoro aro purchasing
largo tuiautitlcs of bed ticking used on
ocean steamships by emigrants, most of
which- is procured from quarantine
stations. This bedding Is viewed by
tho snnlUry nutbori tics ns exceptionally
ilangcroUi. Tbo'tniitter will bo brought
to tho attention of tho different State
Tun Sanitary Conference which has
been in sosslon for omo t'tno at Home,
Italy, in addition to providing for llvo
days' nuarantlno at Suez of infected
whips from Uio East, also adopted a
resolution doclnrlngthnt a ship without
n doctor should undargo tho Consul's
Inspection. A sub-commlttca has been
nppotntcd to consider measures needful
to prevent nn Invasion of cholera from
tho South Caspian province.
The now law providing for a sooond
Inspection of merchandise at interior
ports of Mexico was causing embar
rassment tit railroads. At Laredo
Station tho Mexican Central Uoad was
blookadcd with freight waiting tho
movomonts of tho Custom Houso ofll
clals. Merchants complain loudly and
tho road mentioned, through Its local
representative, was energetically pro
testing to-lho Government and asking
for tho abrogation of tho law.
Miss Dumsduv. an American, recent
ly sued M. l'Horie, tho Opera Comlquo
tenor, at Paris, for ?2,100 yearly ali
mony. Sho says she was marrtod to
him, after a dlvorco from his first wife,
nt Pedes var, Miss. Thoy lived together
nix years, when l'llei'.o deserted her.
He told Miss Dttmsdcy that tho Pedes
vnr ceremony was n comedy. Judg
ment was tlcfcrcd for a week. During
the trlnl the first wife created a scene
' in tho court.
Tiiaimmen on thn Chicago, Vln
cenncs & Cairo Knllrond rcccutly
brought In a wonderful tory concern
ing Uio fall of a glgnntlo aerolite In a
Held near that railroad, at New Hum
bide, Johnson County, III. Tliu wuight
of the meteor was estimated at a to
a half, nnd It was Imbedded In the
ground several feet. Tho phenomenon
excited tha denizens of the village to a
hlgh dogrccnnd created a great ecnsu
tion. Hundreds of people visited tho
DuniNfl tho past few days several
heavy rain storms havo visited Indian
npol's nnd vlclliity. During ono night
tho rainfall was abont three Inches.
Thuro was also a clcvtdiburst, begin
ning six miles south of the city, which
devaetnted a strip of country four
i miles long and about a mllo wide.
Everything growing was laid Hat und
In some places tho turf was toru up by
tho force of tha wind, Itond wcro
washed out and bridges destroyed, and
much damaga dono to other property.
Fiiom statement, published by Second
Assistant Postmaster-General Knott U
appears that reductions aggregating
$41,1196 wcromndo In tho expenditures
of the transportation scrvlco during
tho months of April nnd May. During
April tho reductions In expenditures for
tho Star Hon In services wero $0,945,
while tho expenditures for tho mail
messengers' tervlco Increased $1,281.
In May tho expenditures for tho Star
Routosorvlco wero reduced 6,:Ml; for
steamboat service, $31, 8U nnd, for
mall messengers' eorvlce, $1,811.
The poj vtlaHon of Franco Is decreas
ing Instead of Increasing, Tho mortal
Ity among Infants belonging to tho
pooror class is appalling. So also Is
tho death rato nmong tho orphans and
foundlings left to tho ohargo of tho
Communes, who aro placed out to
nurse, nnd drop out of llfo In numbers
during the first years of their cxlbtonco.
Tbjs can hardly bo wondered at when
babies In tho first year of their exist
ence ore paid for nt tbo rate of only
six to iiftcen franca a month, and of
this sum jof from four tp ten eons a day
tho nurso Is supposod to lodge, feed
and caro for tho ehlld. After the Urst
year the pay U reduced by a third,
while from six to thirteen years of ago
la no fewer than tea French depart
ment tho nurso's pay Is only from
tbreo to nine .francs a month, or from
two to tlx sous per dlom,
TKB WORLD AT LARGE.
A Summary of tho Sally Nowo.
rKIUchfAI. AND roMTICAt.
John Kelly, the Tammany Bacbora, was
rexrted in New York as being very sick.
Kx-PncsiDEMT Annum was said hi e
qulto sick with Bright' dittos. He was
about to take an ocean voyage for the ben
efltof bis health.
Tut corporation of London will present
ox-President Arthur with an address and a
gold caikt upon his visit to London, and
the Lord Mayor will give him a banqutt.
lUitsinr Foote IIeecoer, son of the
Htv. Henry Ward Beecher, has been ap
pointed Colloctor of Customs for the Dis
trict of I'uget Bound.
AnciiDiBiior Croke recently returned
homo to Dublin. Ileplylng to addrettea of
welcome at Kingston, he said he wlthed to
see Orancolsm broken down and the green
flag floating over a prosperous people.
Irishmen, he declared, would never rtat
until they obtained the rights to which
they were entitled.
Bin J onus OENEnicr, the noted com
poser, died In London on tho Stb. He was
bom In Stuttgart, Germany, November 27,
1801, of Jewish parents.
Conbul Mackev, who got Into a scrape
with an editor at Hlo do Bui, llrazll, was
acquitted by the jury.
Mns. llonACK WniTE died at Elbcron,
N. J., on the 7th.
The reception to Becretary Bayard at
Kansas City ended with a grand banquet
on the night of the Cth.
Oeskral W. T. Biierman was present at
tho funeral of General Ilowman at Kansas
City on the 7tb. Uherman and Bowman
had been llfo long friends. The funeral
was largely attended, tho services being
conducted by the Farragut Fost, 0. A. It.,
of which deceased was a member.
Rev. D. K. Shaw, of Keokuk, Iowa, has
been elected Frofcttor of Hebrew at Lin
coln University, near Oxford, Fa.
A DttPATCit from La Llbertad, Ban Sal
vador, saysi The nntives are flying to tbo
mountains to avoid being taken for sol
diers. A. 0. Thompson, Inspector of Public
Buildings of the Treasury Department, has
resigned by request of Becretary Manning.
A terrible runaway occurred recently
at Erie, Fa. Five persons wero shockingly
injured, four fatally.
Two hex wero fatally burned at the Sus
quehanna Coal Company's mine at Nantl
coke, Fa., recently. Three others were
The Apaches on the Ban Carlos (A. T.)
Reservation were reported as peaceable.
Tbey bad commenced harvesting.
FEnDtNAMD tt'jirtD, who was indicted at
New York for larceny In the first degree,
for stealing $1,600,000 worth of bonds and
securities from the Marine Bank Just prior
to its failure, pleaded not guilty.
An attempt was made the other nlgbt to
blow up the prlvato car of Superintendent
Cummlngs of the Texas 1'aclflo Railroad,
at Marshall, Tex. Three ultro glycerine
cartridges were placed on top of the
sprlugs near the floor.
Tiie assignees of It. H. Hlntr & Co., the
Highland, III., bankers, who failed a few
weeks ago, flled recently with the County
Clerk at Edwardsvllle, their inventory,
which Is summarised as follows: Attets,
good, $J27,9; doubtful, $93,170; desperate,
$13,Ktt. The liabilities are over 1310,000.
The weekly statement of the Bank of
France shows an Increase in gold of 12
910,000 francs, and In silver of 4,7(9,000
QEXEnAL Hosecrans has been appoint
ed Register of tho Treasury, vlco B. IC
An increasing bad feeling between tho
French aud Italians was reported at Tunis
and sevoral fracasos had occurred. French
ofllaers openly incited their men to use
swords In repelling the Intuits of the Ital
ians. Earlt on the morning of tho 4th, burg
lars wwe discovered breaking open the
sate of Barley & Co., nt Sedalta, Mo. In
attempting the arrest of one of them a po
liceman named Flfer was shot through the
mouth and neck. Flfer succeeded In shoot
ing tho burglar through the heart. Tho re
maining three burglars etcaped. Tho dead
man was discovered to be Edward Kerfoot,
formerly of Ottcrvlllc, Mo.
The graduating exercises of tho Naval
Acadeuy at Annapolis, Md., occurred on
the Sth. Addreates wero delivered to the
graduating class by Frof. Buiuner of Yale,
and by Becretary of tho Navy Whitney,
who also daltvorod the diplomas to all the
honor men of the clots.
A letter from the Blthop of Tonquln
announce that the black (lege are ravag
ing the provinces of Bontay, Houghoa and
Tuyanquan, although theso provinces are
occupied by French troop. Thirty Chris
tian villages have teon destroyed.
Poor people were being evicted from the
Blade mill tenements at Fall Blver, Mats.
They had been out of work a long time,
and were unablo to pay rent.
The Delaware peach growers were re
ported uneasy at tbo great fall of young
fruit, resulting from wet weather. They
fear the crop will lx greatly cui tailed.
An ofllclal dispatch from Bcrlnagur,
Cashmere, gives the number of killed aud
wounded by the recent earthquake In that
city as H7 killed and 100 wounded.
Buhikess failures for week euded June
4 1 United Mates, 111": Canada, 20; total,
J23( compared with 200 tha week previous.
The failures In every section of the country
wore comparatively light except In the
Boutb, where the number noted, 07, was
far in excess of the average.
Dr. CcArTB, a physician of Kansas City,
committed suicide recently by taking mor
phine, lie was in domestic difficulties,
having n dlvorco suit pending.
Fin and Mans Ilalntbavger were lynched
recently at Eldora, Iowa The affair grew
out of a feud In Hardin County, in which a
man named Johnson was murdered. The
murder spirit was reported very rife In the
It was reported at Bradford, Vt., that
ex-(Jovernor Hale, of New Hampshire, had
failed for a large amount and tbut all his
property In Vermont had been attached for
four tlmrs Its value.
ALrnED C Mohr, ckrk in the Canajo
harle (N, Y.) roitofllce, was arrested at
Washington recently for stealing and pil
fering letters. Ills depredations wero ex
tensive. He made a full confession.
General Crook recently telegraphed
that the Iudlaus had killed seven men near
Alma, llvo near Stiver City, two near old
Camp Vlnceut and three near Grafton, N.
M, It was also probable that the Apachss
bad killed others.
Haimond Schwartz, the alleged dishon
est pott-ofQce clerk, who fled from Ueiw.
pocn, Bohemia, with jnoneys belonging to
the Government, was held recently at New
York for extradition.
The young Earl Cairns, (Lord Gar
moyle) of the- celebrated breach of prom
Ito suit of Fortescue vs. GaraoyU, as
sumed his placo In tha House of Lords on
the 8th, as son and successor to the title of
the late Earl Cairns.
Ciiolkba was report! Increasing ut
Valencia, Bpaln. Forty-five per cent of
thote attackad died. ,
John If. AornuARLE, for seventeen
years a confidential redemption clerk In
the united States Bubtreasury at New Or
leans, has absconded with several thousand
dollars of the tiovernmenfs money.
The strike on the Kentucky Central
Hallway ended on the Cth, the engineers
having agreed to accept a ten per cent, re
duction, being satisfied that the state ef
business justlflod It,
The Injunction suit of It. C. LewU ct at.
vs. tho Western Union Telegraph Com
pany and tho District Commissioners at
Washington, to restrain the telegraph
company from erecting a pole lino on
Seventh i treet, was decided In the Equity
Court In favor of the plaintiff.
A DIsrATOtt from Ban Antonio, Tex,,
sayat James MoDanlel, a stage robber,
who was recently sentenced to ninety-nine
years In the Penitentiary, made his escape
from the County Jail by making a bole
through the stone wall In tho bath room.
Fenrnru oarthquakes have occurred In
Cashmere. Boveral villages were reported
engulfed, many lives being lost. Famine
was greatly feared.
Tunhat factory of Breckerle &Co., Dan
bury, Conn., was burned recently. Loss,
$200,000 1 inturanco, $90,000.
Tunic hundred houses, fifty shops and
three mosques in the best quarter of Con
stantinople wero destroyed by fire the
other day. One person was killed and
many worn Injured.
Three American miners were roprted
murdered by tbi Apaches in Bonora.
Two other unknown men were also killed
by tha savages on the Apoto trail.
Three boys, aged fourteen, seventeen
nnd twenty-one years, rowing in a small
lake near Washington Park, Chicago, re
cently got Into a scuffle, ovctturned the
boat, and two were drowned, the other
The French man-of-war Ilcnard, with a
crow of ninety-two souls, was recently be
lieved to have foundered In the Hed Bca.
TitEnx was n rumor In St. Petersburg,
on tho lCtb,that tho Ainoer of Afghanistan
bad been stain while traveling la Persia.
Tho report was contradicted, nothing be
ing known of It In Persia.
A metzor as largo as a floor barrel ex
ploded near Bherman, Tex., at midnight
on the 6th,
The postmaster at Paragould, Ark., has
absconded, leaving a shortage In his ac
Ex-Governor Hale's liabilities were
reported to amount to a million dollars.
Several New England banks and public
men were Involved In tbo failure.
Bix persons wero reported to havo died
recently at Branchvllle, B. C, by eating
wild Uony Impregnated with poison
gatlicred from tbo yellow Jeasamlne.
Two boys, aged ten aud twelve, sons of
tleorgo Howe, n painter, were drowned at
Kansas City wbllo bathing In a pond.
The other night tho wife of J. Wonch
and four children were burned to death
In their house at Barrie, Out. Wouch es
caped by Jumping out of a window after a
vain effort to rescue his wife and children,
his shirt being burned off In tho attempt.
It was recently reported In Athens that
grave political disturbances had occurred
A riRE at Pittsburgh, Pa., the other
night destroyed tho livery stables of Mont
gomery & Co., on Sixth streot. Thirteen
horses were cremated. Lost, $7,000.
The clearing house returns for week
ended June G showed n decrease of 15.S
compared with tho corresponding week ol
last year. In New York tho decreaso us
A LAnax meeting of the freo traders at
Madrid recently condemned the Spanish
Government for breaking off negotiations
with England for a commercial treaty.
TnE United States frlgata Alliance ar
rived at Key West, 11a., on the 7th from
Asplnwall, and tho United States frigate
Powbattnn sailed from tuat port for New
The Knickerbocker ranch near San An
gelo, Tex., owned by Greenalt, Tweedy and
Heyuolds, was levied upon recently by K.
A. Morgan) of Now York, to satisfy a
claim of $V,000. The mortgage under
which possession was taken embraced
22,000 acres of land ami 28,000 head of
Tue Consul General at Montreal has re
ported to the Department of State that the
disease known oa glanders has assumed
alarming proportions among tho horses ol
that city. It It Important that this fact be
widely known as largo numbers of horses
are shipped to tbo United States from Can
ada every week.
Twelve men wero Injured recently on
tho Ironclad Inflexible nt Portsmouth,'
Eng., by an explosion of gas In the coal
Dn. Pallisa, of Vlonna, has discovered
a new planet, 5,552 days, Greenwich mean
time, right ascension 18 h., 10 m., SO .;
declination, south 10 h., 52 m., 83 s. It Is
of the twelfth magnitude.
The crowd watching the Corput Christ!
procession at Montroal on the 7th, savagely
assaulted a party ot Salvationists uho
happened to be passing. The Salvationists
wero protected by the priest or a number
of lives would have been lott.
Another attempt ot tbe dcpotltors In the
late Archbishop IVrccll' unfortunate sav
ings Institution in Cincinnati to obtain
satisfaction ended In failure recenUy.
A previous decision held that tbe Arch
bishop was merely a trustee, and the mo
tion was to varato that judgment, which
The capstone of tbe Washington monu
ment hae been shattered by lightning.
Several blocks otatono will havo to be ro
se!. The Eastern Lunatlo Asylum at Wil
liamsburg, Vn., was destroyed by lire tbe
other night. Of the two hundred Inmates,
all were rescued but one, who was burned.
Oneot tho patients wundercd away and
was found drowned inA rreek near by.
Dr. Dakicl Dksnisos Wiieeoos, D. P.,
LL. D., late editor of the MtthotUst Quar
terly IterlHC, died at Atlautlo Highlands.
N. J., on tho Sth.
The Becretary of Stato has received a
dispatch from the Consul General at Lon
don, saying there was no foundation for
the rumor ot an outbreak of cholera In
An F.I Paso (Tex.) special of tho Sth
toys! Yesterday a watcrout burst in
tbo mountains about two leagues erut ot
Lagos, Mexico, Immuuso qnautltles ot
water swept down tho mountains with
Irresistible force towards the well popu
lated plains and valleys below, Ono bun
Ired lives were reported lost,
A ttunntOANE, accompanied by a water
ipoat, struck Woodstock, Va., on tho night
f the 7th, unroofing the Methodist church
tnd blowing down feuces anil treea. One
tundred thoutand dollara damage was
lone In tho town.
Sbyiiial extracta from General Orant'a
forthcoming book wera published In tho
New York Commercfn! Adctrtltcr on the
Hh. Tho style was concise aud to the
At Bevler, Mo,, recently a heavy charge
at dynamite was exploded lu the coal
mine ot Loomls & Sulvely, It was thought
to be the work ot strikers. No one was In
lured, but tha mine was seriously shaken
lu Its supports and wquM perhaps have
to Ihj abandoned,
THE WORST EVER KNOWN.
The Failure of the Kansas Wheat Crop e
Tor-KKA, Kav., June 8. The Secretary
of the Stuto Board of Agriculture said yes
terday that this would bo the worst failure
In wheat that Kansas has ever experienced.
Tlicro was no tue In disguising the
fact that In several localities farmers
would net got their seed. A largo area
of wheat which at tho hut report was con
sidered promMng was now cither being
plowed tip or cattle had been turned In upon
it. Mr. Hrnncn, manager of the largest mill
In tho city, said that ho bad Just returned
from a tour of wheat districts, and that In
his opinion tho entire harvest would not ex
ceed 18,000,000 bushels. Last evening the
Secretary gave out the following statement;
"The Injury to the wheat crop front the se
verity nf tho winter, Insect depredations
and other causes Is now found to bo much
greater than appearances Indicated ono
month Ago. Many fields which at the dato
of our last report gave promise of a fait
yield, now have mora ckcattbon wheat, and
will jet bo plouehed up and seeded to mil
let. Of the 1,018,293 acres sown to winter
wheat In tho State In Uio fall of 1881, at
least forty per cent or 648,310 acres
liavo been .abandoned and tho ground
seeded to spring crops and tho work of de
struction continues, 'ilia present outlook
clearly Indicates that tho harvest this yew
will prove the most disastrous failure known
In tho history of wheat culture In the State,
and warrants tho belief that the tobil pro
duct will bo required for seed and bread
within tho Stato during the year. Front a
careful compilation of tho Information re
ceived at this of)lce tho condition, May 80,
of tho area then remaining 007,070 acrcj
Is found to be 80 per cent, as compared
with die condition ono year ago a loss of
23 ir cent, from tho condition shown by
the report of this board April 30. I there
fore estimate that the product of wheat in
the State this year can not exceed 12,000,
000 bushels a small fmctlou In ex
cess of 23 per cent, of the product
of last j car's I i tnt and about 30 per cent
of the acragi annual product for tho lav
fire years. Tho spring v heat In tho State
Is found U bo about equal to that sown In
Uio spring of 18S4. The condition has Im
proved since tho dato of our April report,
and ns compared with tho condition one
year ago, Is 101.60 per cent which, wltn
favorable weather until harvest, would In
dicate n product of 1,300,50-J bushels, a
promised inci ease over last year of 21,W
buihels. Tho estimated acreage of com Is
4,1)02,833 acres, an Increase of &M.U30 acres
over tho crop of 1884. Tho condition as
compared with last year it 84 per cent.
1 he probabln product Is 100,712,000 bushels,
a shortage of almost 30,000,000 bushels as
compared with tho crop of 1884. Thcgeneral
Increase of tbo oat crop throughout the Stato
gives an Increavi In area as compared
with last ear, of 72,725 acres, which with
the Improvement In loulltlou reported, In
dicates a product of 33.U24.000 bushels, nn
Increase of 4,837,000 over tho yield of last
harvest. No material change sinco our
April report lias occurred In rye, though
Ulerc has been a falling off In acrcago as
compared with lost year of about twenty
eight per ccnL, anil In condition of ten.
Itcporbi Indicate a large crop of alt kinds of
fruit except peaches In all sections of tin
State having trees, bushes and vines old
enough to bear. Tbo prospect Is good for
an abundant ieach crop In the south cctitrat
portion of tho State. In other sections the
crop Is a failure."
. SEDALIA SENSATION.
Desperate light With Murslara Offleei
hhot anil Ilurgtar Kllleil.
Sr.iiAMA, Ma, June 5. At three o'clock
yesterday morning the police were notified
by tho night watchman at Zimmerman &
Hartcr's lulll that burglars had broken Into
tbo ofllco of Barley Bros.' piacblno shop,
AhIch stands on the northweft corner of
tho block. Officers George Flfer and C E.
McGlice hurried to tho place, Flfer going
around tho block to tho rear. When Mo
Ghee crossed the street to the confer by the
onlce ho saw a man liluinr. the ground be
neath the window Ho ordered tho man to
dioti tliu pistol which he held In his band
and throw up bis hanits. The man, who.
nan jiartiy risen, kept nts Hands down,
but begged McGhco not to shoot. The
man, who was about fifteen feet from
McGliee, then suddenly wheeled around
and started to run. In the same stooping
position. Just as he turned ho met Flfer,
who by this time had come up from the'
rear. When ho saw Flfer ho began to
shoot at him, not being over ten or fifteen
feet from him. Tho first shot passed
thtuugli Flfcr'a bat and the second took ef
fect in the left side ut his chin, ranging
back Into tho neck. Flfer fell on his knees
and ho rose cried to McGlice to "Kill
him,' at the sauie time firing himself. His
shot passed through, the man's heart, killing
him Instantly. The other men, three of
whom wero In tho building, escaped while
this was going on, and ran up the street
tiring back. They turned the first corner
nnd escaped. Flfer Is In a serious
condltloiL The bullet can not be
extracted now, and It cau not Dow be
told whether he will recover. The man was
taken to an undertaker's and an autopny
held at ten o'clock. The Coroner' jury
renuercu a veruici ni jusunaun iiomiriUf
Tbu four men had been seen about towi
alnco last r rlday. They stent In a denerted
house near tho gas works for hcvera night
nnd ate described as follows: One talL
with black mustache and bluosult; another
fchort and heavy set, with light mustache!
the third, mcdlun Sized with brown
mustache and brown Mil hat, and the 0116
killed, about flvo fret eight inches In height,
with light hiuttacho, n well wont snlt and a
new black hat He was about twenty-six
joars old. On Ihe dead man's per
son wero found SIS.flO, a man ol
Missouri, a lot of burglar' keys and tools
a silver watch and a flask and bottle- ot
powder. He Is thought to have been the
leader. Tho men llisldo bad bored partly
through tho safe near tbo lock, and had
powder and a f uwi ready to blow It open.
The safu contained no money,' only books.
The dead man, who was burled at six p. tn.,
has been Identified as Edward Kerfoot, fut
merly ot Olteryllle, which placo he left with
a bail character named Mollle West, several
years ago. Tho men wero noticed hanging
around the freight depot last Friday and It
Is thooghtthcy bad designs ou It but found
that a night crow of Hands were run which
would f rostrate their plans.
Knui Cuuuty Hands.
St. Louis, Juue 4. On last Monday Gen
eral Henderson, Louis Coquard, Walter P.
Johnson and T. K. Sklnkcr, representing
tho holder ot Uie Knox County bonds, met
1,000 or inure of the taxpayers at Knox
County for tho purpose of effecting a settle
ment of theso outstanding obligations. The
settlement was not effected, however, onac
muut ot R disagreement In regard to terms.
Tho representatives of Uie bondholders
asked for 05 )er cent for bonds and 78 pet
cent for Judgment. The taxpayers, who
mado uo definite proposition, eventually ap
pointed n committee on conference, which
probably will at ouco take action, subject
U the approval of the laxpajer.
Ttelatlva of Carl richer Missing.
Jouet, III., Juno August Schaffev,
a btotheMn-law of Carl Sehun and E
mund Jiuueu, has been missing from his
home In .Monlcma, eight miles east
ol here, since lost Saturday. lit
was a prominent gralu merchant
and did a general private banking business.
Ills creditors believing that he had de
faulted, and abstctmded swore out executions.
The Sheriff seized hi property on the exe
cutions sworn out yesterday, to cover 815,
000, They are lu favor of Chicago and
Jollet, creditors. J. V. Forvvoll li here try.
lng to replevin the goods, Tho debt ef
kliatlcr m,gunt toSmoae,
Another Denver Kiptoslnn Which Cause
Little Damag bnt Much Indignation.
Deitvr.it, Cor-, June 8. A tcnlflc explo
sion startled tho city yesterday morning at
2:30 a. nt. The noise was like the report
of a cannon as It went reverberating through
out Uie city. Hundreds were startled from
their slumbers and rusliod half dressed Into
the streets. It was nearly an hour before
the plsce of the explosion could bo learned
when, after a long search, It Was traced to
Ninth and Curtis streets. The city was
never so thoroughly alarmed nnd the
greatest excitement attended the search for
the scene of tho explosion. The recent
efforts to blow up a passenger train on the
Denver .tltlo Grande, together with the
still later effort toblow up tho residence of
John Mackey In West Denver, cansed
cveryono to sn'pcct that It was the work of
dynamiters. Those who are usually up at
that hour of tho night hastened along the
streets maklr.g Inquiries of every one they
met. These w ere soon
JdlNEII UT IIUHIIIIP.IIS OP CITIZENS,
who hastened from their homes to Investi
gate tho in st tor. The "dynamiters'' was
tne worn uppermost in tne mums of an,
and injny gave cxprctslons of their fears
that something horrlblo had occurred. Ex
cited men were hurring along Sixteenth,
lAwrcnco and Larimer streets. Horrible
suspense hung over all, and many wero the
apvcnlstlons that, along with the destruc
tion of propcrtr. there might be the loss of
human life. Many thought that the Bum
ham step of the Denver it Hlo Grande had
been blown up by the strikers, but Invtttl
gallon proved to tho contrary. At 3:30 a.
m., the report wis received that the explo
sion had occurred at tho comer of Curtis
and Ninth streets, where tho stable of
Charles It, Davis bad been blown up with
ijnamlte. One corner of the stable was
olown out and there was a holo In
tho ground as large as a hogshead.
Hay, boards and harness were scat
tered around. Slrango to say, tiro horses
standing In their stalls wero not kilted, and
only one was Injured. The explosive sub
stinco had evidently been placed under one
comer of the stable with an Ignited fuse,
so that the perpetrators of the outrage were
far away when the explosion occurred.
The ptoplo living In the neighborhood were
thrown Into consternation. The glass In
all tho adjoining houses was broken.
Women were badly frightened, and those
who were not prostrated, were out In the
streets half clad. Mr. Davis' residence Is
In the same rd with the stable. A Mrs.
Burrows and a Mrs. Maddem living neat
vero thrown into hysterics and medical as
llstanco was summoned. Their cond tion Is
considered critical There Is
no cllt. to tub rEurntATORs,
Davis owns the flouring mill on the West
Side. Thirty nf the men whom he em
ployed went out on a strike about eight
weeks ago, and they are still out His mill
ditch has been cut four times within the
last month, and threats have been made
that oUier and greater mischief would be
done. Naturally, suspicion points to these
strikers. The explosion has ben the talk
of the city, and thousands nf people havo
visited the place to-day. Some of the mer
chants favor offering a reward of 810,000 If
necessary, for the capture of the perpetra
tors. "Lynch the dynamiter," Is n com
mon remark now upon the streets of Den
ver. 1 bo feeling ngatnst the perpetrators
has run high alt day, and for that
reason the police refuse to give the
name of Uie man arrested yesterday after
noon. Four other arrests will probably be
nixio lo-oay. uie .Mayor lias placed on
guard a large number of extra policemen.
Every precaution posihlc Is being taken to
protect llfo and projierty. Fortunately no
loss of llf? or serious lo-s of property has
yet occurred, but Uie attempt to b ow up
the Salt Lake passenger train of tho Den
ver a jun u ramie, wun mty passengers
aboard, the later attempts to blow up John
Mackey' lioue, In which he, his wife, and
four small children were residing, coupled
with the dMtatdiy attempt made early this
morning, have aroused the
l.XIIIOXATlON OF TUB CITIZENS.
Tho first man caught In the act will most
probably he hung to the most convenient
lamppost. The Knights of Labor deny that
their order Is responsible for Uicse atrocious
attempts. The w holo city Is restless and
uiirasy. Another explosion at any moment
would not be a surprise now. The follow-
lng circular has been tacked up In prom!
ticnt places In the vicinity of tho Denver A
ltlo Grande Railroad:
The employes are still out on a strike, all
report to tbo contrary, notwltbtiandlnr.
Therefore, please keep awny from nny de-
rartniciu or, ineronn ncninqurtt or wore
)ur notice will bo given wbcu tho strike u
It is re)ortcd that engineers on tho Den
ver ,t Hlo Grande havo refused to run tholt
engines unless accompanied by a pilot
Many ot the men now lu the employ of the
road aro said to bo uneasy, owing b the re
cent dyuatutte explosions. Your corres-Dc-iident
mad a tour through West Denver
la.-t night, ami was Informed by roue ot
the wives of employes on the road that
tnev nau nanny slept tor ttiee or tout
a a a
A T rrlbta Karttiqnake Itrportad at Oath
mar The Town KngvilfaU.
Caixxtta, Juuo a. -Ileports of a fear
ful earthquake at Cashmere have been re
ceived. Since Sunday terribly destructive
shocks occurred at Intervals ot about
ten minutes. The Irus of life Is eionnous
but at present unknown. The ravalry
barrack ntShtlnager, Uie capital of Cash
mere, has been destroyed, aud fifty of the
inmates killed outright. A great number
were wounded. One part ot tho
elty has been entirely demolished.
Hviy hundreds ot pcoplo are
supposed to be burled lu the ruins.
Definite lutomiatlon is yet unobtalncd.
Lake Cashmere Is crowded with boats which
are packed with refugees. Many
others sought shelter In hastily constructed
huts and tents outside tho walls. Hun
dreds ot animals have been killed and tho
destruction to property Is enormous. Tho
distress which pievalls is appalling
and dispatches which brought the
firat Intelligence ot the disaster
contained urgent aptical for assistance. At
last accounts the disturbance con
tinued unabated, and the complete destruc
tion ot the City of Shrtuager was Imminent,
It Is now believed that the entire town ot
Shrlnager ha been engulfed with Its tw
Owr Dumb Animals says a dog
belonging to tho Salem Lead Company
broko n pano of glass in his kennel nnd
went at once, to tho kltolton, and by
vIor slims"' trld to point cut tho mis
chief Then he undertook tho job him
self. Picking from tho ground with
his tcoth tho plc'o of gloss which had
fallen out, ho made several attempts to
put it lu plneo, but, baviug no expert
enco a n glazier, ho gavo up Irving,
and calmly nwalted tho return of his
waster. The dumago was then re
pairer! and Hero was happy.
A crotchety old doctor In New
York has won the hatred of overy
fashionable belle In the country. Ho
says that the uso ot thoo costly grr.co-.
ful siuellinsr bottles, which unable a
lady to exhibit a. plump arm nnd taper
ing llugcrs to perfection, is hurtful.
Tho strong salts oattso headache, tore
throats, and, wono of all, red nolo.
A', r. Mail.
j. a a a
"Dear mot" said a lady on Filth
avonue the other evoalBtr. "HoW1 tha
china craze Is growins'l Here's a Now
YV&$1$ m iot
THE APACHE TROUBLES.
Farther Iteportt on the Indian Depreda
tions In New Meileo.
SiLvr.n Citv, N. M., June 0. This week
has been ono of unexampled suspense and
terror here. Never have the Indians or
their bloody raids camo so near tho city.
The first news of tho proximity of tho In
dians was received on Wcduesday, when a
party riding a horse, whlto with foam,
dashed Into town from Welby's ranch on
Bear Creek. Ho brought word that the
hostile Indians were In Uie hills, that an
attack on the ranch, in which were gathered
many women and children, was expected,
and that help was needed. A volunteer
company of thirty-five organized and went
to the rescue. On arriving at the ranch,
patties started for Water Hole, in tho hills,
where they expected to find the Indians,
who, however, had fled. The scouts spent
two hours In search for the trail, which led
to Little Walnut Creek. Along this stream
tho most horrible sights were witnessed.
Dead bodies frightfully mutilated aud naked
were found at short Intervals. Houses were
pillaged, and household articles scattered
everywhere. At William Ogden's five dead
IkmIIcs, all scalped, lay In a pool of blood.
Two women had been outraged and their
breasts cut off. A five-year-old girt had
both hands cut off. Following the trail
over the hills, Gomez ranch was reached.
A number of children were gathered there.
They had escaped death by hiding. Their
parent, living In Uie vicinity, had
all been killed. Six miles further on, at
the house of Felix Marnuez, flvo dead
bodies wcro found. Mrs. Marquez
and her seven-year-old daughter had both
suffered at the hands of the Indians before
being killed. Tho bodies were s ashed with
knives and presented a sickening spectacle.
One of Uie heroic deeds that occurs on such
occasions was performed by little Wllllo
Carpenter. His parents were some distance
from the bouse when tho Indians appeared.
Willie and his sister were playing In the
yariL The boy caught up his sister and
slipped Into the woods. Ho crawled a long
distance and finally reached this city, ha r
Ing carried his sister five mites nn his back.
Their parents wcro wild with Joy to find
their children, whom they supposed the
Indians bad carried off.
DEMl.to. N. M., Juno C Tho Indians
who russed Duncan Station yesterday, stole
twenty horses and killed a man named
Woods. A band of Indians pissed this
morning near Hudson Station going south.
The telegraph operator says they were going
as fast as their ponies could run, whether
Uicre were two bands of hostile! or hostlles
pursued by Indians wo can not determine.
A POSTAL THIEF.
An Idaho rjgatmattf rllobe the Government
by a Fraudulent Itsu of Order.
Pohtlahd, Ore., June 8. A Lcwlston,
Idaho, specUl says: Isaac Hlbbs was ap
pointed postmaster at Lewlston, Idaho,
March, 1884. Lost January Uie registered
mall pouch was robbed. An ofll
clal Investigation developed noth
ing and tbe affair was eventually
forgotten. On May 3 last Hlbbs left for
an alleged silver mine on the Upper Colum
bia. The postal Inspector was alarmed at
tha continued absence and Investigated the
affairs of theoflice. Ho found that Hlbbs
had been writing receipts for a large num
ber of reglstenid mall packages, destined
for fictitious names, to different points.
The office at Lewis town Is a mall dis
tributing point for a large number ot offices
In Northern Idaho and Eastern Washing
ton. Hlbbs would Issue a money order for
a fictitious name at one of theso offices,
drawn In favor ot a bank In Iowa. The
customary letter ot advice would be for
warded to Uio paying postmaster,
who then wrote to tbe bank that
he would shortly visit the
town, and enclosed tho money order. He
requested Uiobanks to cash them ami place
the amount to his credit on dejwilt until he
arrived. Later he wruto that he could not
make tho contemplated visit, and requested
trial a draft for tliu amount of money ou de
posit be returned by registered mall
to the fictitious name attached
In thn tiinntf iinlra. It raa alarm a tA
,, offlce wiere tlie mll passtlj through
LcwUton. Tho drafts arrived by registered
null and Hlbbs signed Uie fictitious names,
returned tbe receipt cards and the transac
tion was completed. The amount ot Uie
defalcation exceeds $20,000. It Is expected
to reach 980,000.
A Confidential Clerk at Keir Orleans Ttob
tha Tr asurv ut rrotiably 030,000.
New Oiu.eans, La., June C John IL
Aufdmarle, for seventeen jcars a confiden
tial redctnpUon clerk In the United States
lub-tteasary Intlils city, has absconded with
several thousand dollars ot the Govern
ment's money. Tbe exact amount of tho de
falcation has not yet been ascertained, but
ti believed to bo more than 813,000. P. S.
Herwlz. the sub-treasurer, will make the
amount good. Mr. Herwlg received a dis
patch from Washington this morning, to
the rTtert that telegrams descriptive of tbe
man bad been sent to all parts ot this coun
try, Mexico, Canada and Europe. It Is be
lieved that Aufdmarle has gone to Mexico,
but as he has been a defaulter to the Govern
ment ot tho L'tilfed States he can be appre
hended and returned from any country,
TltK MlOItTAOE !AY AQOneUATK 80,000.
Wamiinotox, Juuo 6. The Secrelry ot
tho Treasury to-day received a telegram
from J. A. Sample, of the United State
Treasurer" Office, who Is at preeent en
gaged in the Investigating affairs ot tho
Assistant Treasurer's Ofllco at Now Orleans,
reporting that the shortage so far discovered
In the accounts of mutilated currency and
United States notes deposited for redemp
tion amounts to 9',343.3l. Mr. bample
also reported thst all effoits to trace the
redemption clerk have proved unsuccessful.
in speaking ot the defalcation to day, the
United States Treasurer said ho proposed
to make a full and complete examination ot
the affairs ut that sub-treasury. He says
that It Is possible that Uie total shortage
may bo Increased to $80,000, and Intimate
that Aufdamarle U not the only person con
cerned In Uie transaction. The Govern
ment will suffer no loss, as It Is amply pro
tected by the bond of the Assistant Treas
urer. . a
The Colored Waters poat.
De.nveu, Col., June B. It Is believed
that two lives were lost Wednesday by the
bursting ot tho dam of Heaver Park reser
voir, lu St. Yraln canyon. The missing meu
liav e been searched for but not fcund. Tho
miner In Central tulch, who barely escaped
with their live describe the
scene as thrilling. Tha gulch was
quite narrow, and the wall of water fifty
feet high came (weeping dowq, moving
boulders weighing several tons and every
thing else In Its path. These men lost
everything but their lives. Not a barn re
mains ou the ranches In the canyon. It
is thought the water spout In the moun
tains caused tho dam to break.
QuarautlnlQC Acalnst Spain.
Paris, June 0, Orders have been tent '
form a district cordon In the Pyrenees on ofll
clal reports of the sprd of cholera in
Spain. It Is reported that three cases ot
suspected cholera have been discovered In
waariu, oue or wntcn was ittai. 'jnree
new case ot cholera were reported
In Valencia to-day, Tbe cholera
epldemlo Is rapidly Increasing hi
extent and virulence at ValeBCla and other
towns In the southeastern provinces ot
Spain. The peaM&ta cnutlaue to ehafe
nur Hie mtileUoaY lpo4 bytfc smI-
tery cordons, an bv rvetc witiittt Banes ef
A nlrit Tt. 'lliit lleen an Ohjeet of Su
perstition tor Atrel Hoar It Trespasses
Upon tbe Neste of Other Hint,
Tlio swallow nnd Uio nlghtlngslo havo
been tho themes for a prodigious
amount ot indifferent vcrsu. Hut It may
bo doubted whether cither of these birds
has toon tho moving catuo for as mtioh
poetry as tho cuckoo has prose. Vol
umes havo been wrttcn on lb) habits
nnd Its distribution. Discussions, which
coma nnd go with lots regularity than
tho bird oTcr which they aro exponded,
aro agsfi and again ralsod regarding
its habit of laying Its eggs In tho nest
of othor birds. Yet, so comparatively
llttlo 1 known for certain regarding this
migrant that there Is, perhaps, no singlo
fact In its history which is accepted
without cavil by tho hundreds of oral
tnologists who busy themselves with its
private llfo. As for tho country folk,
they seem mora interested In tho super
natural powers which tho superstitions
of nges linvo woven around it than in
solving tho many moot problems in lis
career. In Switzerland, for Instance, tho
cuckoo Is considered to bo a trans
formed baker's boy, nnd tho shepherd
girl, when sho tirst hears tho notes of
tho bird, counts the number ot times It
Is repeated, under tho belief tbat nn
equal number of years will clanso be1
foro sho Is married. In Germany a
similar augury is drawti as to the num
ber of years tho listener has to live; nnd
in this country it is a current belief that
they who hear tho first notes of tho
cuckoo with an. empty pocket aro des
tined to remain coinlcsi until he d'sap
pcars. .Tho Danes droad to hear tho
cuckoo on an empty stomach, for in
such cn-so tho hapless wight so placed Is
doomed sotno day to come t) aHttal
starvation. Tlicrj is nn old ndtgo in
Scrvia to tho oUcct that when tho cuckoo
sings In a wood without leaves ho Is tho
harbinger of distress-, whereas. If ho
wnlt till tho period whon tho trees aro
clothed, all will go woll with, we pre
sume, tho person who has not been too
pr-maturu In detecting the song of ill
omen. The French peasant imag'nes
that in the autumn tho cuckoo changoi
Itself into a hawk, iust as tho Vancouver
island Indians Lclievo that the grouse
become gulls during the winter In
short, there is a mythology of this bird,
just as there Is a xooiogy; and oven the
phdoloirjsts have contributed some very
learned pages to Its voluminous history.
Tho namo which tho bird bears u,
curiously enough, nearly the same in all
countries. It is, for example, tho
kukuka of the Sanccr t, the kuckuk of
Germany, the cuccd of Italy, thokokkaz
ot Greece, tho gok cf Sweden, tho
koekkook ot Holland, and the coucou
ot Franco, wh le tho oldoit Knglish
spelling gives us cttccu for a bird which
evidently derives those namoi from Its
familiar noto tills fact giving tho stu
dents of onomatopoeia a weapon of
which they havo not failed to avail
However, Interesting though the
cuckoo may be from a linguistic, folk
lore or geographical aspect, the -one
point which gives it so prominent a
place in ornithological literatim Is ono
which redounds least to its credit. If
during tho next few days tho keen ob
server chooses to keep a watch on tha
haunts of the bird he may sco It skim
ming atong tho hedgo-rows. often pur
sued by Hooks ot the smaller specie!,
who cither mistako it for a tuwk or aro
conscious that its flight betokens no
good to their still unhatched o.Taprlnir.
Tho cuckoo is ou tho outlook for a
nest. Tho chances aro fiat it has its
egg ill its bill, ready to bo deposited
In the likeliest ono; for it is now very
generally accepted as an article of tho
zoological creed that the bird tirst larit
on tliu ground, nnd then oarrics the
egg to tho place where it is to bo hatch
ed by tho foster-parent It is, indeed,
apart from tho fact that the process
mentioned has been observed, moro
than once, all but Impossible that it
couli sit on the nest in which Its egg is
foumL It is also a mistako to suppose
tint tho sparrow Is the species usually
selocled for this Imposition. The garden
warbler, the blackcap, thawhltethroats,
the redstarts, the rob'.ns, warblers,
willow wren, wh ncb.it. wagtails, pipits,
skylarks, yellow-hammer, rod-barked
shrike, nightingale, chiff-chaff,bunting-i,
greenfinches, llunct, wheatear, black
bird, bulltinch, turtle dove, wood
plgoon, jay, spotted flycatcher, nnd
various other spozlcs aro each of them
nt times chosen to bo tbo victim. So
sound an ornithologist as the lata Mr.
Could was nt ono tirno inclined to dis
trust the old tale of tho young cuckoos
turn.ngout ot tno nest tne rtgiitiui ten
ants, apparently unconscious that one
of tho earliest contributions to science of
the famous Jenncr was an account of
such a sccno. Wlictlur a sasp clou
over crosses tho foster-parents' brain
that tlicro is something wrong, it is
hard to say. At all events, they aro
Assiduous in fccd'ng their ungratoful
bantlings, sometimes even sitting on
their backs In order to reach t'w mouths
of the overgrown fledgel ngs, Shakes
peare will have it tnat the voting
eii'koo devours not only its foster broth
ers and sisters, but ultimate'y consumes
Its foster-parents also. Happily this aw
ful charge Is not confirmed by moro ac-
curaiu uu-wrvu.iuu. iub mu roamy le
bud onougti, without tho addition ol
any calumny. Of lato years cuccnllc
literature bos b:en Increased by some
hot debates over tho theory which
teaehes that tho cuckoo selects a nest
for tho deposition ot its eggs in accord,
auco with tho color of those, laid by the
foster-parent. This idea seems a little
fanciful. It may bo that now and then
tho cuckoo chooses a nest which already
coutalns eggs similar to her own. Hut
the- egg Tn question is so often found
nmong others different totally from It
in color that, apart from the dllllcttlty
of supposing that tho cuckoo files,
around, egg in mouth, seeking for a
match in color, or has any power of in
fluencing tho hue ot its eggs, It is wise
to maintain a neutral position lovvaru
the Ingenious theory with which the
namo of Hcrr Baldamus is connected.
And there are so many moot points tc
be sblved. wiUiout disputing over this
crur. Vhy, for example, should the
great spotted cuckoo build a nest lot
Itself and hatch Its young. 'as hat bees
nuerted, denied, nnd asserted again,
and tho domostlo "palsano" ot CaTllor
ula a near tolatlon -cAnstruot tbos
wonderful "runs" for w hioh. it Is cele
brated, while their cous.n in these la I
tildes leads so desolate a life? Again,
It is mora than probable that the ''un
natural -narent" visits Its otrtr at Inter
vals to see that it is properly tondod.
Why, then, does it not show decent af
fection at tbe outset, and what circum
stances tint led to the a-.Ioiitlpa of sa
extraordinary a trait of cbwctr?r
The irst wMUtx la Aeterlea wa
that of Kdvvant WHon ad tMMifrth
Whlu at PlvMOetth la ltflfAlt
PERSONAL AND LITCKAItY.
Mrs. Tom Thumb, now tsVe Coem
ess Magri, wears for shoes a eWW's
No. r, and tho Count wears a cMM'a
Mrs. Kllznboth Gra-nger, ot PHOs-
field. Mass.. who has been a
soventy-flve years, eolobrated her
hundredth birthday annirorswry re
cently. Robert Collyer says the sertmtMei
length of a sermon is thirty raitttttw.
If a man has anyth ng at all worth
saying ho can say it in that tine wKV
out repealing himself.
A marked spirit of doferel
courtesy Is shown by tho more rattier
tant of tho English reviews in tswMltasr
of tho works or personality of America
lltorary men who havo won their SfHtrs.
Tho Emperor of Germany has con
ferred upon Minnie Hauk tho honorary
tltlo of ' Imperial Chamber Singer," a
distinction shared by only three other
foro'gn prima donnas, AdoUaa Pattl,
Jenny Und Goldschtnldt and- Arttrt
Padilla. John Lcvcrldgo, born In Now York
City in 1790. admitted to tho bar ta
1812, and a soldier ot the war of 1612.
is tho oldest member of the Now York
bar. He is still, at the ago ot nlaety
flvo years, in active practice, and has
son sixty-eight years of ago who is also
a lawyer of repute if. x. Bun.
Some ot tbo ephemeral poets of a
goneration or two ago, who fluttered
and soared aloft on not over-stroag
pinions, aro nearly forgotten by reader
of tho presont day. Among tfaera wa
Grcnvillo Mcllen, who wro to many
tompcranco lyrics that ha acquired the
aqueous mcktamn ji "water-melon."
Tho story Is denied that "Orphew
C Kerr" is in straitened circumstances.
Ono wh? knows h'm says of Mr. Newell
t iat "ho is not old, but, on the con
trary, young, halo, merry and the, de
light of a charming circle ot which his
family Is tho center n,d most devoted
to him. In other words. Orpheus C
Korr lives an Ideal life; he writes when
ho pleases, and besides his family, who
adore him, ho has many friends."
Dr.Allibono Is tho, veteran lltcrateut
ot America. At the age of thirty-four
ho began his "Dictionary of Authors,"
which may almost bo termed bis llfo
work, sinco it gave him occupation for
eighteen years. His only assistant la
this task was his wlfo, who copied the
rnanus:rint notes to tho extent of 20,000
pages of foolscap. This work contajns
3,140 double columns and includes a
list of -17,000 writers, and such a pro
duction shows its author's enthusiastic
lovo of literature .M. '. Tribunt.
Tho tramp Is of tho gcans that
meats by chance. Yonkert Gazette.
" There are poems unwritten and
songs unsung." "Yes," says an edi
tor, "it Is this that reconciles us to
" An Omaha doctor kisses hfs wife
soventy-tivo times a day." Trying to
kill her, probably; eminent authorit!
say that kissing Is deleterious to basltk.
"Dear me," said a lady ia Fifth
avenuo the other evening. "Howlic.
china crazo Is growlntrt Here's a New
York club that Is paying 93,000 for a
pitcher." Albany Times.
" What makes the rain growl so
lond, mamma?" asked llttlo Joe In
thunder-storm. Another small friend
under similar circumstances sad that
she was afraid of the "quick sunshine."
A'. Y. Independent.
Miss Mlggs "I hope, my dear,
that vou don't co to tho theater alone."
Ftelle "No, "indeed. 1 never think
of going unless I am chaperoned."
Miss Miggs "Unless you are wba-tf"
Estsllo -"Chaperoned' Miss Mlegv
"That Is tho way with run. I always
liko to have a chap around." Drake's
A man In the smoking-car oa a
Danbury & Norwalk Hallway traia this
morning leaned over to the man who
sat in lront of hlm and said: "Have
you a match?" "Yes, but I hala't rt
any cigar," was the prompt reply.
"Thon you can't want tho Hatch,"
said tha first man, sweetly. DattbwTJ
(Cf.) Sews. j
A Galveston mendicant was in Um
habit of calling at tho ofllco of a local
lawyer and receiving a small sum oa
account of former acquaintance. Last
week tho msndicant called as Usual,
but tho lawyer said, "I can't assist yiru
nny longer, as I'vo got a wife now, and
need ml the money I can lay my hands
on." ''Well, now, that's just coming
it a llttli tbo strong. Hero you actual
ly go an-Jget married at my uxpense."
At a station down in Indiana thn
Lako Shore Company employs a lady
ticket agent. She is a good agent, and
attends closoly to her business, but sho
is a woman still. Tho other day a lady
traveler stepped up to tho tlckcfcrwln
dow and Inquired about a train tbat
was a little late. "Will the train bt
long?" sho asked, meaning It It would
be long In arriving. "Oh, yes," was
tho reply of tbe fair ticket agent,
"longer than last season, but without
so many nifties around the edge"
i ii a a a '
A Story ' Ante-Helium Tlmas Couearn
lng tha Late tlenerat Stagar.
It was way back In the fifties, w'hea
telegraphing was in its Infancy anel
reading by sound anaocomplishmeatla
which low excelled. General StJr
was never a good sound operator, aa4
read from tho instrument wlta cewskt
One day he was told that tho assktastt'
at Tciodo was absent from the o4Ke
without leave. On the day fetewlag
the mlislag operator reported fee ttttty.
Goneral Stager, then at CteveUavd,
asked him to como to the key. Yeas
were absent yestorday without jgetnahj-i
slon. This L the second time this ha
occurred. Ii you caa not give a brtter
excuso than you did before I shall hv
to dismiss you," he te!npJe4 tho
young man. The operator kaw that
the General was not clover at reading
the sound, and so or a amp ef min
utes he rattled, tho key .2 mm. m he
could. Without savins? aavsMsur that
was at all lateUigibK 7hm mSUmlf
rvlwlag tip ke Wfld, ,i3r pUlaJy Ik
ay Kivic couM reW'tt "4 tkatVf
the w&y it all liapfaatvsd."
GennU $tagr wa Son w4 a
the operator ! an4 iltvwtr. aotwltk
ataivtgaur vry tbiisjr that oata over tt
wira was AtatsjttJflMa t Ut m9
siA)enwflBif to e-iaJ hie Jjto
raatw. "Utaalsfast yon are pnn
tVetlr oieuaabltaad ,wi'll My iwi (asm
boat li"- WtulUngkm ItUtr,