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VOLUME XII. WELLINGTON, P., THURSDAY,. AUGUST 21, 1879. NUMBER 48.
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Only a Little Gsiae of "Now
rou see It, end Now
How the Officers ar.d Man
agersof the state Mutual
Aid Association of Co
n lumbus,0.,Dwell to
gether In Unity.
Want of Moral Character and Rotten
ness in Social Life a Guarantee for
Honest and Economical Man
agement ofTrust Fundi Held
- for the Benefit of the Fam
ilies of the Insured.
A Connected Account of the Late Unpleasant
ness nmong me umcers or the State Mu
m .tualAid Association of Columbus, 0.,
Resulting in a Petition in the Common
Pleas Court Asking for a Receiv
er to be Appointed to Take
Charge of the Affairs of
; the Company.
Sea. Ilea r the Eidnratit
tern m Cfeadaeted sy a,
Haw tae State Mataal Aid i-ttta
Uok of Colsus.au Pays a. Claim
f S3.000 aad Pvt. a. I4k.
8mm Imto tka Pockets
t Ita Ofleoi.
atea AO IkMt it, aaa Them Take Yew
remeu mam Hake Am Extlnaate atf
the Tum as? ms,M mr SJ
la thU Deleetmhle Cmaaaar.
Lite Insurance nader good management and
oa eqoltable principle 1( generally conceded
to oe not only a safe but a very wise metbod
ox providing against the contingencies of
fortune aad the helplessness ud want arising
from removal by death of the headend natural
protector of the family. Taking ad ran tare
of thla recognized duty and necessity, the
unscrupulous hare foand aotne one of
the many systems of Life Inaarance to
be an easy and profitable method of
filling their empty pockets, and broken
down hacks who have failed la every other
Business they have undertaken, and whose
eonsdeDces have not yet quite reached a con
dition that enables them to steal outright, re
sort to tne more genteel though scarcely less
reputable method of practicing upon the
credulity of the generous and unsuspecting.
A conspicuous Instance of this character, if
the newspaper accounts eaa be credited, Is
tne state jautual AM Aaaoctatioa of Colum
bus, and It occurs to as that we eaa scarcely
do our readers a greater service than to
glTe them tn a connected form some
of . the statements that have coma
under our notice, aad which seem to be from
reliable sources. We Invite a careful reading
aad afterward a becoming eaattoa when the
suoject ol lire insurance is presented, assur
ing them that while it is a good thing ia It-
en ana wnen conducted on right principles,
it is capable of being prostituted to the most
dishonest schemes ever carried oa under the
guise of legitimate business. We copy from
tne uuumDus Journal ol June 5, 1879 :
The DiaTuptnre of the Trustees of the
state Aid Association.
Statememt at Secretary mteahems If.
fere area of the Tws PmeUaaa .
Uly Beu Baaaeea Lyama
ma a Steahema ma the
The difficulties between
the Board of Trustees of the state Mutual
wamcuooa was tne topic ol much com'
meat tn toe business circles yesterday. All
the members of the Board were la the dty.
Bon. William BeU, Jr State Commissioner
m. naurososana telegraphs, la President,
George B. Lyons Vice President, John Q.
S,nu5r.1Turer - A- Stevens, Secretary,
Dr. J. B. Flowers. Mndirl ninwtnr Jnj a
HeCombs, Counsel, Ssmuel Anderson, Gen
eral Manager, C. W. Crltchfleld, Actuary, and
B. K. WUdermuth, General Agent, and these
uni wnuian we ixjara or Trus
tees. Messrs. Bell, Crl ten field and WUder
muth eonsUtute one faction, and Messrs. Ly
ons, Beinhard, Stevens and Flowers the other,
and McCombs and Anderson neutraL It will
be seen that the President has three men with
him. while the Ties President has but four.
The Executive Committee, however, is com
posed of Messrs. BeU, Stereos and Flowers,
and here the President has found himself In
a painful minority. The Executive Commit
tee manage the business in the interval be
tween the meetings of the Board, and the Bell
party claim to have been ignored for some
time past. President BeU ass not of late
been meeting with the committee, and the
Vice President has been signing most all the
certificates. ItwUi thus be seen that the As
sociation was conducted by Messrs. Belnhard,
sponsible, for the management of the Society.
Mr. Stephens, the Secretary of the Associ
ation, was called on yesterday for a etate-
-t"7"- - wwn, woo claim to oe
men t of the difference. h-. ;k.. !..
He said hs saw that the trouble started last
November, and grew out ef a financial trans
action In which Mr. BeU was accommodated
with a loan from the Association's funds, and
a misunderstsadinf whea the time arrived
Jot meeting the obligation. Things went on
from that time with an opposition In the
Board to the President and others. The Sec
retary went on to say that another source of
. Ill feeling was caused by the action of a meet
ing of the Trustees last month
At the time of the orgsnisstioa of the Asso
datlon, some two years ago, fifty shares of
stock were issued, each share indicating one
fiftieth of all the profits of the business, which
was to be divided betweea the nine Trustees,
who held all of the fifty shares, and In case
there were no profits these officers were to re
edve bo compensation f or their services. It
will also be remembered that the nine offices
were distributed betweea the Trustees. The
compensation of the officers to not known.
Mr. Stephens said that Messrs. Beinhard,
Lyons, Flowers and himself hsve all the time
been opposed to the alleged Ulega) shares of
stock for the purpose of dividing the profit
that may arise among the Trustees, and that
they finally secured a meeting of the Board of
Trustees on the 19th of April for the purpose
of annulling these certificates of stock. At
this meeting all the members were present ex
cept Messrs. Critehfleld and McComb. The
latter was not lathe dty. Mr. Critohtteld was
said to have been la the dty, but refused to
attend. At tola meeting a resolution was
adopted unanimously to annul the stock aad
ordering the cancellation of the same. It U
then stated that Messrs. Lyons, Beinhard.
Stevens, Flowers and Anderson surrendered
their shares, but Messrs. Bell, Critehfield and
wudarmuta refused to comply with the reso
lution. The old. charter provide that "a division
of the surplus funds shall be made at sues
" majority of the Trustee may
from time to time elect, la accordance with
the number of shares held by each Trustee
i?t?iBew ehrtfr 14 changed a follows :
fi!" V"eToe5 "er shall remain any
balances of funds after payment of expenses
aad sums due to members orVhU famlSesor
SmirZl -""""invested for
the AssodaUoa In such manner as shall from
time to time be determined by the Board."
u After the settlement of all chusaVoccav
toned by dsath losses or the psymest of cer
tificates, and the necessary expenses of man
aging the business, the residue shall be la
vested for the purpose of meeting endowments
at maturity, preference being given to United
State securities that are not taxable."
This sew charter has been signed by Messrs.
Lyons, Beinhard. Stephen and Flowers, and
Is la fact the present bone of content mi. The
originator of it claim that it was gotten up
for tha better management aad security of
the Association, while the BeU party In the
Board claim that It Is for a reorganization
and to get Mr. BeU and others out of their
omciai connection with tne organisation.
The contest is going on at a heated rate. The
two parties were in counsel yesterday st dif
ferent places. At the offices of the Associa
tion thev know notnlns- of an Investigation.
while the other psrty claim that matters are
10 oe rquarea up. it nas gotten to Democn or
a question ol "outs" and "Ins." "
It wlU be seen from what foUows that the
faction composed of C A. Stevens, John
G. Rheinbnrd, George B. Lyons, etc, who
were In favor of the New Charter and opposed
to a "division of turpuM fund at tuck timamt
tht minority of Truttea asiy from timl to time
start ia accordance with the number of tharet
held by each Ttutlm reeptctuniu" were defeated
by the faction now In power and ousted on ac
count of their desire to amend the charter
and run the Association honestly. A plain
case of honesty mmut dishonesty and the lat
TUB mvPfCTTl.TTKA- d
The difference between the two factions in
the Board of Trustees of the State Mutual
Aid Assodatioa stllrcoutinue, although an afc-
Kmpi as reconciitattoa was made yesterday,
ine amended charter was submitted to
Messrs. Bell, Critehfield and others and they
were considering It, but the feeling la stlU
strong, and it is difficult to state what wUl be
tne result so far a the management la con
cerned. It Is evident that one faction or the
other will succeed in crowding the other out,
or that they wlU "ruleorruin" on both sides.
In regard to the statement of Secretary
Stevens, a member of the Bell faction yester
day look exceptions, and bis statements are
given. As to the drawing out of certain funds
by the President last November, he states
thst -t that Um. tit 'rMMn... K.rl
I bond and was not onallfied to hold fundi.
The money secured on this temporary loan
wss rrom a surplus iuno. www
When the loan was made a surplus hap
pened to be on hand from an assessment
made, and before payment the officers found
that they had been imposed on by a "set up
job" and successfully contested for part pay
ment. Thus the amount was on hand. At
the time none of the officers were under bond.
and it was a question what to do with it for
sue Keeping, i ne rrcsiaent iook it in trust
from the Secretary until it could be legally
and properly disposed of. At a future settle
ment the President was allowed half of this
amount on salary, which Is ssld to have been
the only compensation he had received.
The meeting on the 19th of AorU Is then
charged to have been Illegal, as tha Trustees
naa adjourned at a prior meeting till June S.
The by-laws provide for a notice of live days.
and members were caught up when tn the
dty, ana not nounea as usual. .
In regard to the dismissal of Messrs. Criteh
field and Wlldermuth. It to claimed that Mr.
Stevens hsd some objection to Mr. Critehfield
and dismissed him. when the latter was a
Trustee and one of the Incorporators: and it
Is further charged that Mr. Stevens wss not
legally a member of the Board of Trustees at
that time, and never has been since. The
ssme cause is assigned for the dismissal of
Mr. WUdermuth as General Agent.
Thus the contest goes on. Messrs. Rein-
hard, Stevens and Flowers held yesterday that
they were on the way to an amicable settle
ment. Mr. BeU also expressed himself the
same way, bet Messrs. Critehfield, Wilder-
aiutn ana spencer saia tney would insist on
having everything arranged and justice done
them. The developments of the dsy by no
means aided in a settlement, however much
it is aestrea ry the Trustees.
From the foregoing statement of the Secre
tary, C A. Stevens, we learn that at the time
of the rupture the Association had been run
ning over two years, without an officer giving
bonds, a flagrant malati on of the trust Imposed
In them. Illegal in all their proceedings and
violating the law under which all these Asso
ciations are organized. Section four of which
reads as follows :
Sao. 4. No arent or officer of any sneh
Association shall be permitted to collect or
receive aav aues, assessments, or donations,
for or on account of the same, nntll he shmat
bave executed a bond te the Association, to
we anprovsi 01 ine irusieee tnereor, in such
sum aa they shall prescribe, which bond. In
esse of the Treasurer, shall not be lees than
ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the
laiuxui accounting lor, payment and disburse
ment to the legitimate Durnoses of tha Asso
ciation, of all moneys thereof, which shall
own un nia nanaa."
thb norm. "-
The matter came to a rather nhvaleal laana
aoout eigm o ciock last evening, air. BeU
was standing with Mr. Anderson sad Dr.
Flowers oa the sidewalk In front of Dr. Flow-
era' office, on Esst Town street. Messrs. Ly
ons ana Stevens naa Deeu consulting with Dr.
Flowers at the next door. A conversation
came up between Mr. BeU and Mr. Lyons in
regard to the new charter which af r. Danrh.
oi .j mi uii.a up, ana wnicn Messrs. Lyons,
Stevens. Flowers and Beinhard had signed.
Mr. BeU scked Mr. Lyons to let him aee tha
eharter.or rather to let him have it to read care-
iuuy ana cecal der Its pro positions during the
evening. Mr. Lyons replied that he did not
have confidence enough in him (BeU) to trust
mm wiin it- At tnis Mr. Bell Hauled off and
struck Lyons on the cheek with his flat.
knocking him against the stone steps and
urn buck biik nas roiling into tne osse
ment. Mr. Stephens advanced to intercede
lor his partner, and Mr. BeU struck him at
first with his fist and then with his cane.
Mrs. BeU then rea nested her hnshsnd tn fnr-
vesr, ana we otner two gentlemen withdrew.
There were sensational reports on .the streets
that a desperate fight had taken place, and
this might hsve been the case buf for the
timely interference. As it happened no one
was seriously injured and Mr. BeU held tha
ground, it was reDorted that Mr. Lvnns re
turned after the difficulty and was hunting
Mir. sen i or a secona enort, and the friends
of the latter were somewhat aoHdtou and
watchful, but no further encounter took
place. Whatever the differences have been
there to now an open and most aggravated
rupture among the officers of the State Mutual
Shot Fired Through the Window of
State Sailroad Conunifaion
3ersre B. Lymes Arrested am Warrant by
vvuiimaa Beta, jr. Tne Latest I mahat
im the State Mutmal AM matter
Fmrther mtateaneat of the B int
ra ltle Betweea the Tranter.
It wlU be remembered that Mr. Wm. Bll
Jr., the President of tha State Mutual Asoocl-
ation, ana Mr. ueorge d. Lyons, the Vice
President of the same organisation, had a
dispute oa Monday night in regard to the new
charter of the Association, which ended tn a
- noes aowa." xesterdsy aa attempt was
made to reconcile the troubles and the new
charter, which had been prepared and signed
"j - 'mmr' iiyons, Stevens, neinnsra ana
Flower, bad been presented to the other Ave
Trustees for them tn mnslHer. llnrinv th.
afternoon Messrs. bell, Critehfield and Spencer
seatea at a table by a window in the
Railroad Commissioner's office, looking over
the new charter, which ttA ii inhmiuml tn
tbein. Nothing occurred out of the way UU
nearly half-past three o'clock, whea Repre
sentative Trier, of Licking County, called at
the door, and lust aa Mr. BeU rose from hjs
seat to go to the door to meet him a shot wss
fired by some unknown rmmnn thmnrh th.
window of the office fronting on the east ter
race of the Capitol building. Mr. Spencer was
sitting oa the right hand of the table, Mr.
Z2 V 00 w Mr. Crltchfleld
wassittmgtetweenthstwo. The bullet rat
tled through the window, shattering It some
w.bH and. "'''"d by the left toft cheek of
Mr. Crltchfleld, narrowly missing htm.
BBHiao THB avana.
A reporter oj the State Journal called at the
station house about 9:30 p. m. to see Ueorge
B. Lyons after he was arrested. He found
him in the parlor cell," surrounded by mill
ions of cockroaches, large, healthy and fat,
that were born into the world soon after the
flood and had grown gray, so to speak, in the
service of annoying those nnder arrest. They
laid in between the bars, ran over the floor,
played base ball with a chunk of coal and
high-sky up and down the reporter's spinal
column with commendable asaL The rats
were playing eireus around the building and
under the floor, and a large portion of the
celling had fallen off, making a picturesque
picture that to not creditable or comfortable
On entering, Mr. Lyons saluted our repre
sentative cordially, and asked to bave certain
friends summoned to get him out of Umbo.
After a messenger wss dispatched for Dr.
Flowers and ' Joba Beinhard, the reporter
(Question Hare you anything to say about
Answer Tea. There are several things I
desire the public to know. Sam BeU came
over to the American House this afternoon
and saw roe. I was talking with a man named
George Ricketts. Sam said some person bad
shot through the window In the State Mouse
st bis lather, but that ne aid not believe
had fired the shot. I told Sam, in substance
If I wished to shoot your father I would not
shoot him through a window, and would. If
at alL shoot bim In self-defense; that lam
not coward enough to shoot a man in that
way, nor hit a man, as his father did me last
night when I waa not looking. I think your
latner nas more muscle tnan Drains.
Q Have you ever marie any threats that
you would Kiu Mr. Belli
A I have not. I regard this as a set-up
job to ruin me. I can produce letters over
Mr. BeU's signature that wlU convince any
reasonaoie man as to nis cnaracter.
Q Were you armed to-day I
A I had a revolver In my possession this
morning, but at Mrs. Flowers' request I gsve
it to her about ten a. m., and have not had
any n re arms in my possession since.
Q. One of the rumors Is that rou were seen
coming from the State Honse yard soon after
tne anot was nreo. is were any trutn in we
report I A t nave not been in tne state
House yard to-day.
Q W bat to your theory of the shooting?
A teat is one ot Bell's trick to ruin me.
and it all grows out of my calling him to ac
count lor aoout awu borrowed money.
Before the reporter retired the messenger
rerarnea ana reportea tnu nenner or we
gentlemen that Mr. Lyons desired to see were
at home. Wben returning the reporter for
tunately met Dr. Flowers and Mr. Beinhard
together, and remarked: 44 Did yon gentle
men receive s summons to go to tne calaboose,
to assist la getting Mr. Lyons out, and they
replied they had Lot.
Reporter You are going dowa now,are you
Dr. Flowers No. we are not. I told him
to-day that BeU had sworn out a warrant, and
that he would be arrested, and he had better
leave town immediately: but he would not ro.
Mr. Kriuhard to Reporter Did you see Ly
ons, ana interview nimi
Reporter Yes; and at a matter of course, I
Rein hard Don't mix up the Mutual Life
with this matter. That matter was aU settled
to-day. We credited Mr. BeU with the amount
Reporter Are you going to let him remain
there to-night I .
Flowers Yea That to the best thing. Then
he can get out of town to-morrow. I think
BeU would let him out If he would agree to
leave town for a couple of weeks.
Alter this delectable conversation your re
porter said good-night and hied away to the
sky chamber to give Ills experience to the
reaaera ot we auum journal as a morning ap
MUTUAL AID MATTERS.
Th difficulties between the Trustees f the
State Mutual Aid Association were brought to
a ciose yeeteraay. sometning naa to oe oono.
George B. Lyons waa requested to resign ss
Vice-President. This he refused to do and
the place mt declared vacant by a resolution,
and J. H. McCombs elected to fill the nlace.
Judge McCoinbe to one of the Trustees and
one of the counsel. Msyor Collins to the oth
er counsel, but ne is not a trustee, as Mr.
Lyons wss also a Trustee Mr. Wm. B. Spen
cer was elected to fill the vacancy on the
Board. Mr. Lyons took occasion to teu the
trustees wnat ne tuought ol tnem, and made
certain threats as to what he would do In the
way of exposure. . But the Board did not
seem to care for these menaces, and a card
stating the condition of the Association will
be found In another column.
There was a considerable stir on the streets
tost night by the announcement that Mr. BeU
was in possession of strong testimony against
Mr. Lyons, but it did not Drove to be so dam
aging on investigation. A lady, who to board-
lag at tne capital Hotel, beard we report of
a pistol at the time the shooting was done,
and Immediately afterward aaw a man jump
off the north end of the east terrace
of the Capitol building and run out
of the State House yard, making haste
to run aown tne alley between the Cam
tal Hotel and Haydea building. As this
wa -on tne route irom tne state Mouse to
the home offices of the Mutual Aid Assoc!
tlon it did look suspicious. But the lady de-
cnoea we man aa a snore neavy set man,
with a mustache, and this would not at all
answer the description for Mr. Lyons, who
waa arraigned on a warrant lor tne snooting.
Lyons haa been thrown out of the Association,
but there to ss vet no evidence against him
lor tne snooting.
State Xatmal Aim Association.
To the Editor of the Ohio State Journal: .
Various rumors of somewhat damssTns
character having been put in circulation
through the press of the State In relation to
we nuanclal condition or the State Mutual
Aid Association, we feel that It becomes our
duty, and most certainly our pleasure, to as
sure our poUey holders throughout the State
that a full and careful examination of the
books and accounta of th Association devel
ops the fact of its entire financial soundness,
aU reoorta and Intended disparaging state
menu now in circulation to the contrary not
withstanding. The above rumors doubtless grew out of th
fact of the existence of a misunderstanding
between the Trustees ot the Assodatioa aa to
ita proper management, which was greatly
magnified, much to the mortification and Bor
row ot aU. But these misunderstanding hav
ing been arranged to the entire satisfaction
of the members of the Board, we are glad to
be able to say to our certificate holders that
our Association to now la better working or-
u hiw cer neiore.
C. A. Btbvbxs, Secretary.
William Bell, Jh., President.
J. H. McCombs, Vice-President.
Job C Rbishabd. Treasurer.
J. B. Flowers, Medical Director.
Samuel W. Asdbbson, General.
C. W. CarrcHriELD, Actuary.
H. E. WiLDBRMUTa, General.
William H. SraacBB, Trustee.
Observe the fix up 1 In the foregoing com
munication they state "thatafuU and cartful
examination of the book and account of the At
tociation develop the fad of it entire financial
eoundnee. Ac," while la fact, at the time
they ask their members and the reading pub
Uc to beUeve this statement (Ue!) they weU
know they had not looked at a book or ac
count of the Association and we hava only to
quote them again in the following article
taken Irom the Columbus Lntpatch to show
that they had been without the essential
books to conduct business for over tvz week,
ending 27th, 79. .
THAT PECtTUAM FBOCEKDrXC
Definite Partlrmlara mt the Xavranrnt tm
nek the Lark mf the State
tmal Aim AasmciaUmm.
The statement In the Vimaeh. Tuesday
evening, touching the movement to pick the
lock of the State Mutual Aid Association was
correct In substance, but deficient in explan
atory details. A reporter called at the office
of the SUte Mutual Aid Association, Money-
ny oiock, ana at we omce or winder at
yce, 28 West Spring street, to-day. to ret
the bottom facta.
The statement of Tuesday was obtained Inst
before the paper went to press. There wss
no time for obtaining particulars. The sup
position, at that time, was tbst .some of the
parties who bad been ousted by tbe maasge-
ment, recently, were the persons who called
upon Winder & Royce to pick the lock. It
turns out that tbe Association, since those
parue. resignea unaer pressure, nas employed
a special night watchman in the office. It
to stated, at the office, that one. at least.
of tbe men wao waa compelled to resign, vis
ited the office at or after midnight, recently,
and tried to get in. The voice was recog
nised a that of George B. Lyons, lie asked
the watchman to open the door. Tbe request
was not complied with. Another voice waa
recognised ss that of C A. Stevens. At that
time he was Secretary ot the Association. Ha
resigned tost evening.
Mr. Stevens, aa Secretary, demanded that ha
be admitted. The watchman refused, on the
ground that the hour was unseasonable, and
wat be bad oraers irom tne rresldent (lion.
William BeU. Jr.) to admit no person ex cent
during business hours. The men went away.
wny they came at that hour, and why Lyons
wss a member of the partv. to left for the
reader to determine. They are ssld to be In
the hsblt of keeping late hours. On of them
to said to be of a convivial turn of mind. It
la believed by those in position to be in
formed that he Was on a convivial tour that
The firm ot Winder A Royce confirm what
wm. amiu iu mi npaun Tuesday, mr. noyee
says a stranger called at three p. m. and four
p. m.. Monday, to Inanlra whether tha Arm
opened aafea, and waa Informed that thev did.
out ooiy as we request or the owner of the
safe, and that he must be identified beyond
the shadow of a doubt. The maa was asked
each time what his name was. He did not
give it either time. .
Mr. Winder say strangers called at hi
house, 06 Lafayettee street, at pr about 11;30
p. m. Monday night, and called him ont of
bed, wben a conversation ensued substantially
What do you wantt
We came to see about opening a safe.
This Is tbe wrong time to see about opening
safes. I don't open safes, or work at safe
locks, at nleht. What aafe Is ltl
State Mutual Aid Association. Our Secre
tary to away or going away, or going to join
some other Associstton, or going feast, or
something of the kind Mr. Winder doesn't
remember and we want to keep track of the
business, (or woras to tnat enect.
At six o'clock thev came again. Mr. Win
der, understanding that policemen, or some
responsible person, would be present, went
witn we men. i ne watenman in we oiuce
let them in. Mr. Winder, seeing no police
there, "fooled with the knob of the safe a
short time and then went for a lung tester."
Mr. H. . Wlldermuth, one of the trustees
ot tbe State Mutual Aid Association, states
tnat ne ana w. m. spencer, anotner trustee.
were the persons who called upon Mr. Win
der. Mr. Wlldermuth was the person who
called at the office of Winder & Royce.
From tbe best Information at hand, these
gentlemen were working for tbe Interest of
tbe Association. Their method, however.gave
rise to tbe grave suspicion that somebody was
trying to enter the office for another purpose.
It seems that Mr. Stevens, the secretary, who
came nere irom Mewara. absented blmsell
from the office during business hours. He
hsd the safe combination. The safe contained
the ledger, journal, cash and order books.
Business could not be transacted properly
without these books.
When the safe was opened this morning.the
cierx immediately misaea toe ledger, journal,
casu oooK, anq oraer oboe.
Lyons Ask far a Rcrelver.
George B. Lyons, of the State Mutual Aid
Association nas uiea a petition In tbe Com
mon Pleaa Court looking to the protection of
his rights as a shareholder, lie sava in - the
petition that he la the owner of two shares or
two-fiftieth ot th nock, aad that while the
Association pretends to be a joint stock com
pany It is really a partnership; that the Asso
ciation to possessed of a large amount of
money and valuable property and la doing a
targe Business; was ne nas oeen unlawfully
and forcibly excluded from all knowledge and
participation in the business and management
of the Association, though sTrustee and Vice-
rreaiaent mereai; tnat ae believes tbe Asso
ciation to about to transfer the property.
funds and business out of its-possession for
the purpose of defrauding the plaintiff; that
large sums of money have been realized over
and above expenses and are subject to divis
ion among we snsreuolders, and that the
managers refuse to pay to plaintiff his share
ot said profits. He therefore asks the court
to enjoin the Association from transferring
Its property, that a receiver be appointed to
take cherge of the business and that his
snare or tbe pronta may be awarded to him.
Probably the management of thla company
could give many more equally lucid explana
tions of their late unpleasantness, but the fact
would stlU remain that enough has leaked out
to give the whole concern a bad odor and In
spire a reasonable degree of doubt In those
seeking life insurance.
There are one or two points In their system
of operations that merit a passing notice.
This Association use th fonovxixr
Feature a a bait to wheedle many into its
rank who never atop to Investigate or con
sider the expense or rottenness of this plan
untU they are minus the f 10 initiation. They
are led to believe they, are going to get some
tning lor nothing.
The young member must watt and pay as
sessments twenty-flve or thirty years before
they can ever realise on the endowment, whUe
the class composed ot those between forty-
nine and sixty years of age are going to realize
in twelve and fifteen years, and the younger
must pay them off. It is a glorious cheat."
and the endowment day wlU never come, even
to the sixty-five and seventy-four-years-old
fellows wbo are known to be members. But
even if the company should stand the storm.
It has been pertinently asked, " Who will join
an association Ijdened with old members
whose certificates a--e maturing on the endow
ment plan at the rata of from thirty to fifty
per month, to be asstssed to pay these matur
ing certificates of Uvtng members, and the
death assessments besides."
Tbe principal of endowment is acknowl
edged to be impracticable and expensive In
old line life companies, and It is Just as ex
pensive and Impracticable In Associations.
Again, this " Magnanimous Association"
charges " no annual dues," and seems to think
this a virtuous and taking point, and many are
just foolish enough to believe tbst business
can be done for nothing. They allow many
ot their agents the membership fees in fuU
for procuring members. How then do they
pay expenses! way, by keeping one-fourth
of all the death assessments untU the dass of
8,000 to full, and then, as was said by C. 8.
smart, we first Vice-President of the Asso
ciation, " After that there wlU be more
death between the ages of 49 and 60
years, and la this class we only pay
we asses So.UUO, pay 13,000 to benefi
ciary and;put the other S3,000 In our pocketa."
i ney make their money by death losses. The
more deaths the more money for the
stockholders. It is for the interest
of tbe members to hsve a few - death
losses. Not so for this assodation that
charges - no annual dues." Their cry to the
more deaths the merrier, the more
poor risks we have the more deaths,
hence the more money. Welcome the dying
to membership, for they never pay aay annual
dues, but do give us an opportunity tor as
sessments." It to absolutely shocking to con
template the disparagement of interest be
tween the remaining so-caUed "stockholder"
of this corrupt institution and tbe deceived
A Matrimonial Prize.
Chicago contains one woman that is
a prize. Her name is Mrs. Christene
Olenson, and she lives with her hus
band in a modest tenement. What is
specially remarkable about the lady is
the fact that she has made nearly all
tbe furniture in the house with her
own hands! A reporter of the Times
recently visited her, and thus describes
what he saw: Mrs. Olenson has com
pletely famished the house, and it is
most magnificently done, too. The hns
bandfirstesoortedthescribe to the little
parlor, where nearly everything in the
shape of furniture is from the hands of
his helpmate. Standinsr oDoosite the
door ia a very handsome organ, the
case of which is finely finished in a va
riety of hard woods. Upon the case is
a very life-like bird in the act of seizing
a cherry in its bilL On the front panel
is an East Indiaman, fnU-risrzed shir.
under full sail. The water, which is
most excellently represented, is of a
piece of dark wood whose grain is wavy
and which is neatly joined to produce
the desired effect. A secretaire occu
pies the other side of the room, and is
constructed of three thousand pieces of
wood. The design is nniqne, and the
manner in which a number of secret
drawers are stowed away is something
marvelous. The center table is also
of her construction, and is very hand
some. The cornices, picture frames,
stools, and chairs are all from the deft
fingers of Mrs. Olenson. A magnifi
cently carved bedstead graces their
sleeping apartment, and other articles
of minor importance are scattered
about the rooms. Mrs. Olenson has
manufactured nearly all her wooden
tools, and a greater part of her
steel ones. She is thirty-six years of
age, tall and straight, fair, pleasant
and determined. She was taught her
trade by her father ia the old country,
and puts it to the good use of furnish
ing her own house in a style that would
be envied by the majority of people in
much better circumstances in life.
Gross earninirs Those made in a
disreputable business. -American Punch.
The Wedding Ceremony of a Leadvllle
: ' Miner.
A iw vears aero a German shoe
maker, lured by the reports from the
land of gold, and silver, and unlimited
promises, packed his lapstone, his awls.
his " skivers," his polishing irons, his
hammers and his pegs, bundled to
gether bis scanty wardrobe, bought an
emigrant ticket, and made his way to
Colorado. Chance turned his steps to
ward the mountains, and he pegged.
and hammered, and crimped, and
grubbed, and worried along, but do
what he might, work early and late, he
couldn't cet along. He shoemaked"
at Fairplay, but Fairplay failed to ap-
preoiaMf nis uuuuui as aii aruBi iu
leather, -and he pulled up his stakes
and moved on to Ore City, and once
more pegged away for dear life on such
coarse and un artistic work as is re
quired by the sturdy bull-whackers and
the plodding prospectors of a mountain
region, lie pegged ana cut corawooa,
and did odd jobs, no doubt cursing the
ill-luck that had thrown him into that
far away, and to him God-forsaken,
land. But finally August Rische for
the poverty-stricken shoemaker was he,
and the person who was married last
evening nnaiiy August Kische pegged
his way into the esteem of a man named
Tabor Alphabet Tabor, as he was called
up there in the hills. H. A. W. Tabor was
another poor one who has always strug
gled against adversity, the odds always
being in favor ol adversity to an alarm
ing degree. He had moved in when
the country was made, and by hard
work risen to the dignity of a store
keeper, and had also enjoyed the pre
carious emoluments of a post-office in a
town where the population was exceed
ing sparse and few of them given -to the
maintenance of the mail service by let
ter-writing, labor was a sort of hy
brid, merchant-politician, sporting t
big mustache, looking very wise, know
ing comparatively little, and being
lookea upon as a representative man.
He kept store, lived on a dirt floor.
kept his mail matter dumped in a pile
in a corner, entertained strangers man
and beast and got along the best way
he could, l abor ached to be rich, lie
saw the old-timers all about him rolling
in luxury, and he ' put it up" that he
might just as well have some of the
argentiferous or auriferous sugar no
matter which kind as the rest of 'em.
So in a moment of grasping avaricious
fronzy, one dav about four years ago.
he proposed to Rische whom he had
knon as a sort of good lor anything,
poverty-stricken German to go off on
a prospecting tour. Rische was to take
a friend, and the two were to go any
where to the devil if they couldn't find
"color" any nearer home and dig.
Tabor, who had a stock of miners' pro
visions, proposed to put up the grub
stake," and to this Rische and his part
ner consented. ine "gruD stake"
amounted to about thirty-six dollars.
and with this quantity of provisions the
two started out. It has never been
told, but is no doubt nevertheless true,
that amongst the " stake" was a big
jug ot whisky, nota itiscne ana. his
friend were devoted to the ardent,
and before they had gone a great way
they were, it is related, gloriously intox
icated. So much so, it is said, that they
swore they'd never go a step further.
They'd dig there or nowhere, and dig
tney aid. neither one was a prospect
or, and so did not know why he dug
mere, out tney met witn great success
by sheer luck. They found what is
known as the Little Pittsburg Mine,
near Leadville, which property is val
ued at many millions. Reporting their
good luck. Tabor at once set to work to
get control of the property. Rische
was satisfied to sell, as also was his
partner. Tabor interested the Hon. J.
B. Chaffee, and the latter put in enough
money to buy out Rische and the third
Rische received about $300,000. and
closed out his connection with the
mine. It is said that he has lost a eood
deal of the money since, but he proba
bly has about $ 160,000 of it left. With
in the past six months he has pur
chased the residence in Denver erected
by the Hon. William H. Byres, for
which he paid 926.000. This is
palatial residence, and hereby hangs a
tale. After Rische had acquired his
wealth he went to Denver to reside. It
was shortly afterwards noised abroad
that he contemplated marrying a serv
ant girl of his former partner in the
mining business. Tabor had pur-
cnasea tne residence of Henry U.
Brown, a former banker, carpenter,
and newspaper proprietor in Denver,
who had gone down however, in the
general smash that followed the in
flation era, and here Tabor resided.
nearly opposite the house which Rische
had boueht of Mr. Bvers. It 'was in
Denver, then.that the course of Rische' s
true love began for Tabor's Teutonic
chambermaid. For some reason or
other, which the gossips were never
quite able to grasp, his alleged engage
ment to the maid of Deutschland seems
to have broken off, for shortly after
wards Rische turned up in Chicago,
fell in with Mr. Clem Periolat, and ex
pressed to that person, of whose taste
he had formed a high idea, a wish to
get married, not to one of the mountain
girls, but to one who had the graces
and accomplishments of the city. Mr.
Periolat kindly volunteered his services
and introdued Mr. Rische to the bride
of last evening Miss Minnie Jung-
huhn, though he had to go with Mr.
Rische to St. Louis to do it. Miss Jung
huhn, who had worked in Periolat s
fur store, having gone to that city te
visit some relatives. Rische was for
mally presented to his destined affinity,
proposed almost on the spot, and was
accepted after the usual amount of hes
itation and the usual conference with
the young lady's parents. Mr.
Periolat's old acquaintance with rings
had stood him in good stead, even when
the only ring involved was a golden cir
clet, " Bless you, my children," said
Periolat. Rische did more. Before he
again left for the West he saw to it that
the parents of his future bride were
bountifully provided for, and that the
wherewithal was not lacking to furnish
the girl of his choice with a handsome
trosseau. It is painful to record the
fact not an unusual one in such cases,
however that, since these stories of
Rische's financial solidity have gone
abroad, some of the young lady friends
of the fortunate bride have experienced
numerous heart-burnings and jealousies,
ana nave been amicted with strong de
sires to club themselves, or cutoff their
hair, at the thought that the Lord
hadn't awarded them Minnie's prize,
it is said that the girls in the parish in
which Minnie had lived had, at last ac
counts, just previous to the wedding,
figured up Rische's wealth at something
like $4,000,000, and their grief that the
plum was not to fall in their way was
said to have been of the most poignant
Rische did one eminently safe and
proper thing while in Denver. After
he made his pile out of the "Little
Pittsburg,'' he is said to have put f 100,
000 into Government bonds and to have
deposited them in bank, with the ex
press stipulation that he was not to be
allowed to draw them out under any
circumstances whatever. It is said that
he even went so far as to tell the folks
at the bank that if he ever should get
drunk, which appears to have been a
rather . probable contingency, and
should come to the bank and demand
the bonds, they were to refuse him,
and, if necessary, blow off the top of
his head rather than allow him to dis
turb that $100,000 nest-egg.
It is related of Rische that during
the session of the Legislature in Denver
last winter he visited Leichsehring's
beer-saloon in that city with some of
the Representatives. Drinking heavily,
Rische engaged in a quarrel with some
roustabout, and, finally, whipping out
his revolver, fired. The ball took ef-
Lfect, seriously wounding the man.- It
W . . . . . i , a
was mougnt tne man was aiiieu, ana,
as Rische was taken from the saloon,
"Is he dead?" .
" No; but he's badly hurt."
" Do you think he'll die?"
" Can't telL"
" Well, if he does, send up the bilL
I'll pay for him."
The poor shoemaker had learned the
value and potency of money.
The crowning act in this romantic
little drama was played last evening,
when courtship ended in matrimony,
and the ex-shoemaker and "now well
fixed miner linked his future with that
of the modest, unassuming shop-girl
who had captivated him, or vice versa.
The wedding took place at the house of
Mr. and Mrs. Periolat No. 14 Park
Avenue, the Rev. T. N. Morrison, Jr.,
of the Church of the Epiphany, officia
ting. Chicago Tribune, Aug. 6.
Rules ot the National Board of
Thk National Board of Health, which
was created by a recent act of Con
gress, with full authority to take charge
of all places in the United States in
which infectious and contagious dis
eases may appear, nave issued tne ioi
lowinc rules and regulations to be en
forced during the existence of yellow
- Every train leaving an infected city.
uwn. or other place, shall be inspect
ed by a competent medical man, who
shall eive to the conductor of said train
a certificate of the results of his inspec
tion. It shall also be his duty to fur
nish certificates to each passenger, and
no passenger shall be permitted to
leave an infected place without such
certificate. No person having fever
shall be allowed to take passage on
such train. All cars leaving such place
shall be thoroughly cleansed and fumi-
fated with sulphurous acid gas, by
urning eighteen ounces of sulphur for
every 1,000 cubie feet of space, and
closing up the car tight for six hours
Erior to the date of leaving. No up
olstered car shall be allowed to leave
a dangerously infected place. All bag
gage shall be thoroughly disinfected at
the station before leaving. At a point
not less than nve miles, ana as near
this point as possible, from the point of
departure from a dangerously infected
place, there shall be an entire transfer
of passengers and baggage to other
cars, which cars shall never enter an
infected district. This transfer shall be
made in the open air, under the super
vision of a medical officer, and as far
from a habitation as possible, and no
person with fever shall be allowed to
proceed, but shall return to the point
of departure, or be treated in hospital
at or near the place of transfer. No
sleeping car shall be allowed to leave a
dangerously infected place, nor shall
any sleeping car approacn nearer sucn
place than the point of transfer. Any
passenger car leaving such infected
Slace shall be thoroughly ventilated
uring its passage to the place of trans
fer, by haying the windows of the Car
open during such passage.- - -
In cases of suspected infection of a
passenerer in a sleeping car, such car,
including all the upholstery, cushions.
curtains, mattresses, etc., shall be
thoroughly disinfected, under the su
pervision of a medical officer, and shall
be exposed to the open air for at least
twenty days before being again use a.
. All freight shall be transferred at a
point not exceeding fifty miles from the
point of departure, and the cars from
which such freight has been trans
ferred shall not proceed farther on the
rond. but shall be returned to the point
of departure. The freight cars, upon
unloading, shall be thoroughly cleansed
by scrubbing, fumigation, disinfection
Mail matter and mail bags should be
heated to a temperature of 250 deg.
Fan., or should be otherwise disin
fected before they are sent from in
At some point, not less tnan nity
miles from the first transfer station, a
second complete transfer of passengers
and baggage is desirable, and should
be provided for by the authorities ol
the States through which the lines run.
If yellow fever infect a place situated
upon a line of railroad, trains of all
kinds may be permitted to pass through
without stopping, at a speed of not less
than ten miles an hour, provided the
National Board of Health has not de
clared it dangerous to do so, and pub
lished, through the local health au
thorities, a special rule lormaaing it;
but they shall not take on passengers
within one mile of such infected place,
and all persons taken on shall brst ob
tain the certificate from tbe local offi
cers set forth herein. No train having
a certificate of such inspection, and no
passenger having a proper certificate
that he was free from disease and that
hia bsurcaire traa Ttrooerlv disinfected.
shall be interfered with by any munici
pal or other local systems of quaran
A widow, whose husband, a mechan
ic, had been killed in a railway acci
dent, obtains a judgment of $5,000
damages against the railway company.
The same court gives a verdict for $15,
000 to a man who had lost his leg in
the same smash up. The widow of the
mechanic thereupon goes to the Judge,
and protests against tne injustice oi nis
decision. " Is a leg," she asks, "worth
three times as much as a whole man?"
And the Judge responds: "The decision
is perfectly equitable. A man who has
lost a leg cannot replace it with another
as good, even ior via.uuu. nut a wom
an with $5,000 can easily get a new
It is announced, as if worthy of emu
lation, that " the President begins work
shortly after nine o'clock in tne morn
ing." That's nothing to boast about,
says the Norristown Herald, as " we
begin work two nours earner tnan tnat,
and we don't get halt, as much salary,
. ; An Honest Sale. . .
A pat or two ago a motherly-looking
woman of forty-five entered a Wood
ward avenue clothing store, having a
man's linen duster on her arm. and
when approached by a salesman she
" Some one in here sold this duster
to my son yesterday."
" Yes, ma'am, I sold it myself," re
plied the clerk, as he looked at the gar
"Did you tell my son that this duster
could be worn either to a picnic, funer
al, bridal party or quarterly meeting?"
- " I did, madam, and so it can."
" Did ycSa tell him it made a good
fly-blanket when not otherwise need
ed?" ' ' '
- " That it could be used as a boat-sail,
a stretcher, a straw bed and a bed
" Yes,' ma'am, I did." "
" And that many people used . them
" And that they would last for years
and then make excellent stuff for a rag
" And you only charged a dollar?"
.' "Only'a dollar, ma'am."
" Well, when John came home last
night and brought the duster, and told
me all you said I made up my mind
that he must have been drunk, and I
was a leetle afraid he stole the garment.
I am glad it's all right."
" It certainly is all right, ma'am, and
since he was here yesterday we have
discovered that the duster is a great
conductor of sound,, a preventive of
sunstroke, and that no man with one on
his back ever dropped dead of heart
" Land save us," she gasped as she
waited for the bundle; " but who knows
that they won't nix 'em so 'fore long
that they'll raise a mortgage off the
farm?" Free Ptes. .
The Man With the Shabby Umbrella.
Strange, how ashamed a man will
be of a shabby umbrella one of those
slouchy, corpulent aft airs, with the
bleached-out covering divorced from a
third of the rib-tips, and a shoe-string
clasped around its waist in lien of the
long-vanished elastic! How he will
hide it as far as possible under his arm.
run it up his coat sleeve, tuck it away
beneath the folds of his coat, keep it
between himself and the wall, and when
he gets in the car how careful he is to
dispose it in the darkest possible cor
ner! And if perchance anybody spies
it out, how quick is he to head off criti
cism by explaining that it is the one he
keeps in the office so convenient to
have one there, you know; one that you
know nobody will steal ha! ha! Or
maybe he will go a step farther the
lying rascal and say he borrowed it,
and if he didn't return it oldGrimshaw
would never forgive him hat ha! But
when the clouds lower and the rain
drops begin to patter, who bo at ease,
so envied, so proud and happy, as the
man with the-babby -umbrella, as he
stalks along between rows of unpro
tected men and women, with his de
spised umbrella dripping its liquid har
vest indiscriminately on tne just ana
nninst? - Verilv. there is nothing in this
life wholly good or wholly bad. Bom-
How They Settle a Lawsuit in Ire
A couple in Ireland were recently
sentenced to matrimony in rather a
curious way. A young man and a
young woman were contesting posses
sion of a piece of property, the one
claiming under an old lease, the other
under an old - will. " It just strikes
me," said the Judge, V that there is a
pleasant and easy way to terminate this
old lawsuit. The plaintiff appears to
be a respectable young man, and this a
very nice young woman. They can
both get married and live happily on
the farm. If they go on with law pro
ceedings it will be all frittered away be
tween the lawyers, who, I am sure; are
not ungallant enough to wish tne mar
riage not to come off." The lady
blushed and the young man stammered
they " liked each other a little bit;" so
a verdict was entered for the plaintiff
on condition of his promise to marry
the defendant within two months, a
stay of execution being pht to the ver
dict till the marriage ceremony should
be completed. ...
A Sad Mishap.
Some one living on the second floor
of the double tenement on Nelson street
placed a pan of baked beans in a win-
daw to cool, a lew minutes later tne
horse attached to a coal cart' backed in
front of the place, and refused to go.
The driver laid on the lash, but the an
imal would not move on. It winced
and iumoed about in the agony from
the blows, but it would not advance. A
portly gentleman passing on the walk,
saw the trouble, and stopped. He was
in sympathy with the animal, and in
dignant with the man. He expostu
lated with him, told him to use mild
means, to try suasion, that he ought to
be ashamed of himself for treating a
dumb beast in that manner; that if he
did not relent and cease his brutal con
duct a fearful judgment would over
take him. .
At this juncture a little girl came to
the window to see what was the matter.
and she must have hit against the pan
of beans, for almost immediately it slid
from the window, and while the benev
olent gentleman . was telling the coal
man of the judgment to come, the pan
descended bottom upwards on his own
devoted head, deluging him with its
contents, taking his breath, and knock
ing him down on his hands and knees.
The shock was so great and so unex
pected that the unfortunate man was
completely bewildered, and crawled
away as fast as ne couia, snowing not
where he was going, but instinctively
seeking to get ont of danger. He was
a dreadful-looking spectacle when he
got up. He was beans the entire length
of his person, xney streamed aown
his back and legs, and the oily sub
stance dripped bom the brim of his hat,
while the crown being knocked in a
pound piece of pork, clotted with beans.
rested securely in tne noiiow tnus
The driver silently watched him until
he got on his feet and then shouted at
" If you hadn't stuck your nose in
other people's business I'd come there
an' help scrape you off, but now,' cuss
you, you can scrape yourself." '
A woman, who saw the accident in
vited the unhappy victim into her yard,
where she helped him get off his coat,
removed his hat and emptied it, and
gave him a shingle to scrape off his
pants with, and performed other kind
offices suggested by ner sweet, womanly
find those whose hearts are full of ten
der sympathy, and whose hands turn to
The little girl didn't come down after
the pan until the portly gentleman had
got out of the neighborhood. Danbury
' Life and Death in Florida;
Thb following is an extract from a
letter written from Tampa, Fla, to a
gentleman of Angusta, Ga.: '
" Last Friday, morning, having eaten
breakfast, Mr Aaron, Strickland, a
well-to-do young farmer, who lives
about five miles from Tampa, started
out to do some work in the woods. His
little child, a boy of eighteen months
old, started after him, but was driven
back, and began to play about the door.
No more attention was paid to it for
the space ot half an hour, when it was
missed by its mother, who searched and :
called in vain. With a beating heart, ,
and fearing she-knew- not what, she
started out to inform her husband of
the fact, which she did.
- He at once roused the whole neigh
borhood and scoured the woods in
every direction for his lost darling..
The news of the child's disappearance
flew like wild-fire, and people flocked
from Tampa and for miles from the
surrounding country to' join . in the :
search. , A false clue, found on the
morning of the second day,, caused the .
search to take a wrong direction- Sev
eral small footprints were found near a
field a mile from Mr. Strickland's place, '
but proved to be those of a little negro
child, who had accompanied its motoer
in the search.. Many were of the opinion
that the child had fallen into the pond
near by, but it was discovered as be
fore stated, that the tracks were not
those of the lost baby. The search then
took a northerly direction, and on the
third day of the search, Sunday, traces .
of blood, a mass of tangled hair and the
child's apron were found about twenty
steps from the horse-pond, a body of
water about two miles from Strickland's
farm. A dark object was seen floating
in the water, near where the apron was
found, and with which two alligators
were found playing. The suspicion of
two of the party, Messrs. Lewis Strick
land and Thomas, were aroused, and
they swam out to it, but what was their
horror to find it to be a part of the body
of the lost child. On arriving at the
bank an examination showed that the
head, arms, shoulders and legs were
gone. One leg appeared to have been
torn from the socket, while the other
was bitten off at the thigh. The par
ents Were perfectly frantic with grief,
and have the deepest sympathy of the
Captain Falcon's Devil Fish.
While tuit-ing over the Incidents at
tending his cruise in the yacht Falcon,
on the Gulf of Mexico, the other day,
to a party of friends, including a 2W6-.
une reporter. Captain Peter Falcon, the
noted suDmanne aiver, wno bmm " "
ever fell in with any of those terribly
ugly-looking monsters of the se the
devil fish whose appearance so many
writers have given inadequate descrip
tions of. As Captain Falcon remarked,
the devil fish must be seen in all ita
horrible monstrosity to be fully appre
ciated. He would not attempt any de
scription of one, but he told a thrilling
narrative of the manner in which him
self and a companion captured one. It
was about four p. m. on the 2d of last
May, when the Falcon" stood off the :
mouth of Tampa Bay, her only occu
pants being her owner and master.
Captain Falcon, and Fred Dawson, of
South Haven, Mich., who had accom
panied the former on the cruise. The
trim and staunch little craft was bowl
ing along at a fair rate of speed, when r
the Captain discovered, half a dozen
devil fish going over the surface of the
nr.iA, ati,- than nn of our harbor -
tugs when running " wide open" after
a tow. Alter repeated enona u
near one of the Mephistopheles of the.
Gulf, they finally succeeded in ap
proaching within ten feet of a fellow of
fair size, and Captain Falcon seized
K.rnnnn and with a, well-directed ef- !
fort, plunged it into the monster so far .
that it penetrated its heart. ' Neverthe- ;
less, the big fish ran for deep water as
if the very Old Nick himself was ia :
him. The line attached to the harpoon ,
was paid out gradually, and the yacht
was plunging through the water with
n ' immanoa hnn in her mOUth," '
while in the wake of the flying mon-.i
ster the seething ana iosmioK "
discolored with the blood from the fatal
war -an rA T'rafa 1 ra a nt hlnnd weakened
the leviathan so that the Captain and
his companion were enaoiea so cnew.
him. and he was hauled up alongside .
oti ..iai mffimontlT tionn the surface .
of the water to admit of a close obser
vation. "Well," said the uaptam,
bringing down his fist so as to express
the stronger his astonishment at the-.
sight, "it looked like the very devil
himself. His moutn measured tniny
two inches in width and was opened
eighteen inches. From tip to tip of his
'suckers' was sixteen feet, and about .
the same length from the tip ol tbe .
nose to the end of his tail, which was
tYi raa Vaa lrhnr Wa rait him adrift and
let him go, thinking there was no life
in him, but ne bobbea nis neaa up ana .
dnnrn aavarfl 1 Hmaa I t.WWtn flair llA
wn11 lib-A tr, ct.rik-A nnA. And after HPV- -
eral attempts, we succeeded in getting
a a a a 1 a. at t.A
uongsiae oi one ox too uigjaj- .. -uo
oAhsvrVI bsVa1 rlrnvn fKn ViarrWin t.hnHlaTh -
otiuwu a, aw uivv v aaaw g-- p
the rear part of the fellow, and he
came up on the starboard side and pre
sented himself in all his hideousness.
I tell vou he looked like the devil him
self, as I have been led to believe hia ;
Satanic Majesty appears, and he ran
furiously and fast, taking the Falcon .
along at the rate of about twenty miles '
an hour. We paid out the line and let
him go abooming, and when he get to
the end of the seventy-five fathoms
tha Innflrtt, nf !ia 1inAliA flnftniuul it:
like a thread and sped on out of sight.
wri t i i . .1 . i , . 1
yy uy, i uenevw uiai aeiiuw mu - buvsl-
ers' fully twenty-four feet across, and
he was awful to- look at." Chicago
Thb hero of a German story says he
pressed his burning lips to her rosy
mouth, and " she returned my kiss, and
my soul was no longer in my body; I
touched the stars; the earth went from ,
under my feet.' ' Dutch fathers wear -heavy
boots, we know, and no doubt
the earth went from under the young
man's feet, but we don't believe he
touched the stars. That is too steep.
Why, a mule couldn't kick him that
high. ; But that he saw stars we firmly -believe.
It is dangerous to fool around
an lrasciBle old German's daughter.
A certain editor who is very partio- -
ular in giving credit saw a passage of
Scripture in an exchange. He clipped
it and credited the paper with it.