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THE STORM KING RULES OVER
Trans-Atlantic Steamers Met the
Worst Gales Experienced
in Many Years.
The National Line Steamer Erin Thought
to be Lost With Sixty or
Traffic Over the BocMes Still Blocked by
the Snow The Tall of the Beauti
ful in the Sierras again Commenced
The Tatal Grippe's List
Casualties. WEATHER BULLETIN.
Signal Office, "Wichita. Kan., Jan.
22. .The highest temperature was 32,
the lowest was 13, and the mean 22,
with fresh southeast to southwest winds,
jlowly falling barometer, warmer, cloudy
fc-eather with light snow and rain. Snow
Tall 3 3 inches; melted .02 inch.
Last year on January 22 the highest tem
perature was 50. the lowest 29 and the
Fred L. Joiixson, Observer.
War Department, Washington. D. C,
Jan. 22. 6 p. m. Forecast until S p. in.
For Kansas Light rain or snow, south
erly winds becoming variable, slightly
A condition of a very low temperature is
hpreadiDg over the country and is the most
extensive of the season. With the excep
tion of Eastern Florida, Texas, New
Mexico and Indian territory the tempera
ture over the entire country is below the
average, the greatest deficiency being in
Central Wisconsin, where the temperature
is over twenty degrees below zero.
NEWS IS BEIEF.
Latest News by Telegraph in Condensed
The newly organized Illinois chapter of
the Sous of the American revolution held
its first regular meeting yesterday. Gen
eral George Crook was elected president
for the epsuing year.
The trial of the action brought by Mr.
Parnell against the Times for libel has
been fixed for February 8.
Karon Von Frakensteiu, one of the lead
ers of the clerical party of the reiebstag,
who has been ill for some time, has died. t
The khedive gave a suite ball last night.
Among the guests was Air. Henry M.
The Brazilian minister to England denies
that the Coniti&te calendar has been
The American squadron made ten knots
between Gibraltar and Cartagenia witli a
.slight rise of coal consumption. The
squadron will spend the week ac Alinorca.
Postmaster Darlinc:, of Shocton, Wis.,
was arrested, charged with robbing the
Frank Dutcher, a noted burglar and
thief, well known throughout northern
Jlliuois and Wisconsin, was returned to
Joliet prison yesterday for his fourth
Southeastern France has been visited
and devastated by a fearful hurricane.
John AlcSweeney, the great criminal
lawyer of Wooster, O., died very suddenly
at 1 o'clock yesterday.
Ocean Craft Combatting Violent Storms
on the Atlantic
London, Jan. 21 The British tank
steamer Manhattan, Captain Leighton,
which sailed from Loudon January 9 for
New York, has put back to Queenstown.
She met with terrific gales, during which
she was deluged with water and her rud
New York, Jan. '22. A Halifax special
Fays the steamer Egypt put into port this
morning short of coal. Captain Shuggs
icporta that he left London on Jauuary 2
for New York. The captain says the
weather experienced on this voyage is the
worst he has met in many years, fle had
to jettison a part of the cargo.
The steamer Rhaeta of the Hamburg
American line also put in here this morn
ing for coal. The captain reports terrible
weather. He has 150 passengers for New
York. He had to use oil to protect the
essel from tempestuous seas.
CERTAIN OF HER LOSS.
LONDON, Jan. 22. The National lino
bteamer Erin, Captain Tyson, from New
York to London, has now been out twenty
live days and there is hardly any doubt In
maritime circles that some disaster has be
fallen her. The fears concerning her safe
ty have been greatly augmented by a re
port made by the British steamer Creole,
Captain Darling, at Bremeu from New Or
leans, which on January 14 saw a steam
er's life boat adrift bearing the name Erin.
The Creole brought the boat alongside and
took from it ten ash oars and a mast and
sill. A life buoy, a spar bridge and an
awning were also seen floating near the
life boat. The Erin had a cargo of cattle
in pen's and a general cargo. She carried
no passengers. She was commanded by
Cnptaiii Tyson and had a crew of sixty or
AN UNPRECEDENTED SNOWFALL.
CHICAGO, 111 , Jan. 21 "It's many years
since the far northwest has seen anything
like the present fall of suow,'' said R. E.
Reese, of Portland, Ore. "A telegram
which 1 have from the superintendent of
one of my mines in eastern Oregon, tells
me there are fifteen feet of snow on the
level. Such a fall of snow in the moun-t-iius
is not unusual, but the suow of the
snow ot the last few days has fallen all
over Oregon, Washiugtoh and Aloutana,
and is almost unprecedented. The stock
men of Washington will be the hardest
bit. They have been used to warm win
ters and have no preparation for anything
like this unusual snow fall and extremely
cold weather which came with it. I know
one man in Washincton who has already
IRON AND WIRE WORKS BURNED.
St. Lotus, Mo., Jan. 22 The extensive
mill and works of the Freeman Wire and
Iron comnany, located in East Si. Louis,
caught fire about 10.30 this morning aud
with the exception of the warehouse in
which there was a large amount of manu
factured stock were entirely destroyed.
The plant was valued at 100,000 ou which
there was $00,000 insurance. The works
employed two hundred men aud will be
rebuilt at once.
SNOW AGAIN FIF.RCLLY FALLING.
San Francisco. Cal., Jan. 22 It began
snowing fiercely again in the Sierra
Nevada mountains this momine.
The big snow plows reinforced by
3,000 men continued their fight to
release the imprisoned trains and
open the road to traffic The officials state
that, the snow is the worst they have ever
encountered in the Sierras, but express
their ability to break the blockade aud
keep the road open when the blockade is
raised. There apnears to be to prospects
that trains will be running through to
Portland before next Monday.
THE CENTRAL NEARLY OPENED
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 22. The train
dispatcher on the Central Pacific this
morning reports the situation on that
road'as follows: Favorable weather yes
terday enabled satisfactory progress to be
made at all points and a great deal was
accomplished. The road is now open
from Sacramento to Towles. The road is
also open from Prospect cut about fiye
miles east from Towles to Truckee, with
the exception of a piece about a mile and a
half at Cascade. This section of a mile
and a half has not been worked on at alL
There are thus left two sections of five
miles and a mile and a half respectively.
THE FATAL GRIPPE.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 22. There were 130
death certificates issued here yesterday.
Nearly one-half the deaths recorded were
due to lung and throat diseases. Influenza
is sweeping off people at the rate of twenty
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 22. Thomas
Rainey, one of the best known ranchmen
in Texas, died yesterday from la grippe.
Immediately after his death his aged fa
ther went into the next room and blew his
brains out. The father and son wiU be
Abilene, Kan., Jan. 22. A special to
the Iteflector announces the death of J. P.
Dawson, one of Hope's merchants, of la
grippe. This is the first fatality from the
disease in Dickinson county, though there
haye been a large number of cases.
A MAIL CAR DESTROYED.
AIemphis, Tenu., Jan. 22. The mail car
of the Iron Alountain train which left
here last night was destroyed by firo near
Knoble, Ark., this morning. The car con
tained the mail for Texas points, St. Louis,
Chicago and the west and registered mat
ter to the amount of $40,000, all of which
was lost. The fire was caused by the
breaking of a lamp.
BURIED AND BURKED.
One Man Killed and Eight Persons Injur
ed by a Gas Explosion.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 22. An explosion
of natural gas about 9:30 o'clock this
morning completely wrecked a three story
dwelling at Thirty-eighth near Butler
street, killing one person almost instantly
and seriously injuring eight others, two of
whom may die. Their names are: Killed
John Slip, aged 37 years. Injured Mrs.
Theo Ringer, aged 35 years, badly crushed
and bruised, will die; Annie, Benjamin
and Katie Ringer (children), Airs. John
Slip, Annie Slip, her daughter, Airs. Paul
Alclcher and Paul Aleleher were all more
or less injured. The explosion was caused
by a ieak in the cellar. About 9 o'clock
Airs. Ringer went down into the cellar
with a lighted candle. The gas ignited and
a terrific explosion followed which shook all
the buildings in the vicinity. Thehouse was
lifted from its foundation and blowed to
pieces. At tne time there ten persons in
the building and all but an infant were
more or less injured.
John Slip was the first taken from the
ruins. He was frightfully mangled and
unconscious, dying in a few minutes. Af
ter his rescue Airs. Ringer was buried in
the debris and was seriously burned. Air.
aud Alra. Aleleher, an aged couple, were
asleep on the third floor at the time and
were buried in the ruins. The old lady's
injuries are serious. An infant belonging
to Airs. Slip was taken from the ruins un
injured. It was lying in its cradel and
had not received a scratch. Information
just received is to the effect that Mrs.
Ringer's children were more seriously hurt
than at first reported. They are all in a
critical condition and may not recover.
The loss will be about $3,000.
NETWORK'S MAILS DELAYED.
New York, Jan. 22 Up to noon today
no mail had been received from San Fran
cisco here since the 19th inst. The Pitts
burg mail was a couple of hours late. Tne
Boston mail was an hour late. No mail
has been received here today from any
point west of the Alissippi except St. Louis.
THE DAKOTA ZEPHYR.
nuRON, S. D., Jan. 22. A severe wind
and snowstorm has prevailed hero since
daylight and all trains are more or less
delayed. The storm is even more severe
west and north of here. The wind is blow
iug from the northwest at the rate of
forty-five miles an hour. The tempera
ture is low.
NATURE IN CONVULSION
Is terrific. "Volcanic eruptions, cyclones,
earthquakes are awfully and tremendous
ly picturesvue, but scarcely desirable to
emulate in action and effect by the ad
ministration of remedies which produce
convulsion and agony in the abnormal por
tion of the human frame. Such is the ef
fect of the old fashioned violent purga
tives happily falling more and more into
disuse, and of which Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters is the wholesome, pleasant and far
more effective succedaneum. Thov weak
ened tho intestines the Bitters invigor
ates them. They left the bowels inactive,
because incapacitated by ensuing feeble
ness. The Bitters, onthe contrary, and
because it enables, not forces, them to act
a vast and fortunate difference perpetu
ates their activity and regularity. The
liver is beneficially stimulated, as the kid
neys al&o are, by this medicine, which
easily conquers, also, malaria, nervous
ness and rheumatism.
FIGHTING CRAWFORD'S LEASE.
Kansas Citv. AIo., Jan. 2.' When G.
W. Henry, of Chicago, bought the Warder
Grand hotel and theater he tried to com
promise with Air. L. Af. Crawford, lesee of
the theater, for his lease. Air. Crawford
presented a contract for a five year.-, lease
aud refused to compromise. Air. Henrj'
claims that the lease is void, inasmuch as
it was given after the property was mort
gaged. Acting on this claim Air. Henry
tonight ordered the electric lisht and
steam shut off and when Alurray & Mur
phy, who are giving "Our Irish Visitors."
were ready to go on, the theater vas dark
and cold. Calcium lights were borrowed
and tho play was given despite these in
conveniences. The matter will go to the
MINERS WILL FEDERATE.
CoiXMBUS, O.. Jan. 22 The first import
ant step looking to the amalgamation of
the two great miners' organization has
been taken. Both the Miners' Progressive
union and national district assembly 135,
Knight-s of Labor, at their session today
practically declared in favor of one organ
ization aud approved the general plau of
amalgamation proposed some time aco.
The committee on organization made a re
port favoring the dissolution of both or
ganizations to the end that the objects of
the plan specified may be accomplished.
The report was unanimously adopted. A
joint committee from both organizations
had a long session tonight.
Taken after dinner, Ayer's Pills pro
mote easy digestion. Have you seen
METHODIST COLLEGE AT KAWS
MOUTH. Kansas City, AIo.. Jan. 22 The Aletho
dist Episcopal church of America has de
cided to build a sectarian college in Kansas
City, Kan. A million dollars worth of
property has been acquired there and the
educational committee meet here tomor
row to make arrangements for the con
struction of the buildings. Rev. S. D.
Stevens, editor of the Methodist Recorder
of Pittsburg, Hon. B. W. Chandler, of Tif
fin, Ohio, and ex-Governor T. H. Pierre
pout, of West Virginia, are already on the
SIGNALS OF DISTRESS.
QCEENSTOWN, Jan. 2X Tho Fastnet
light house is displaying flags of distress,
but no vessel has been able to apDroach it
in several days.
GLADSTONE ON TARIFF.
He Ridicules the Protective System of the
London, Jan. 22L Mr. Gladstone at
Chester today referred to the United
States and the plans for an enlarged, navy,
He said: "That country is still enjoying
the blessings of a restricted trade and
therefore would pay 4fror 50 per cent more
to build a navy than it would if contented
to compete on equal terms with our
nations. But its resources are so great
that it can afford to pay for the luxury of
protection The worst was that while
America would cite England's example'
for enlarging her navy England will
give a similar excuse for further
naval increase. It is a matter
of deep sorrow to reflect that the very os
tentatious addition to the defenses of a
country made under a real or pretended
necessity is made an apology for the in
crease of the burdens of every other coun
try under profession of an additional se
curity. The policy of governments thus
tend "more and more to jeopardize the
peace of the world."
The country will be likely soon to hear
much about the Parnell commission. His
opinion was that the Combreos proceed
ings constituted a case of oppression prac
ticed upon an individual by au executive
government without a parallel since the
evil times of the reign of Charles IL
NON-PARTISAN W. C. T. U.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 22 The conven
tion called by a committee of ladies con
nected with the non-partisan Woman's
Christian Temperance union for the pur
pose of organizing a national union was
opened this morning at Alusic hall. One
hundred delegates from a dozen states
were present. The morning was devoted
to prayer and Bible reading.
At the afternoon session of tho conven
tion Airs. Aldrich, of Iowa, moved that a
committee on constitution-be . p pointed to
consist of one member from each state
represented. This was agreed to and the
delegations named their own representa
tives. Adjourned to 7:30 d. m.
THIS WAS DT TEXAS.
One Man Killed and'Another "Wounded in
a County Seat "War.
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 22. News was re
ceived here today of a terrible shooting
affair at Johnson City. The affray occur
red over the contest between Johnson City
and Blanco City for the location of the
county seat. At the election Aionday
Johnson City was victorious and when the
result became known the fight occurred.
Ben Cage, a prominent business man of
Blanco, became engaged in a quarrel with
Seach Lloyd, of Johnson City. They drew
revolvers and fired. Lloyd was fatally
Shooting between the two factions then
became general. Deputy Sheriff Crosby
was shot iu the thigh. Cage was arrested
and hurried out of town to prevent lynch
ing. Intense excitement prevails in the
couuty and it is believed that many men
will be killed before the affair ends.
LARKINS IN THE JEKYLL ROLE.
Parsons, Kan., Jan. 22. Larkins, tho
forger, who is now in jail at Sioux City,
la., for forgery, has been a resident of this
city for three years and no one ever sus
pected that he was more than he claimed
to be. an ex-professor of geology aud ex
Aiethodist minister. He frequently filled
the Methodist pulpit here and save lectures
on geology. He also kept a music store
and did quite a thriving business. When
ever he got "hard up" he would leave town
for a tune and invariably return with
plentv of money. He said he made the
money lecturing, when in reality ifcis sup
posed he procured it by forgery. His ar
rest was a great shock to this community.
A SUPFOSED SUICIDE.
An Unknown Irishman Drowns Eimself
in the Indian Territory.
VlNlTA, I. T., Jan. 22. The dead body of
an unknown Irishman, about 30 years old,
was found yesterday morning under a cul
vert near Adair, sixtenn miles south of
Vinita, on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railway. It is supposed that he jumped
from the trestle to end his life.
There was found on his person a
first class morocco pocket book contain
ing 30 in paper currency, 52 in silver,
one linen aud one silk handker
chief, a copy of tho Illustrated News
ot January 25, aud a funeral notice on a
handsome card in gilt in the following
words. "In the loving memory of Bridget
Lynan, died December 20, 1SS9." but no
address. Ho is lull dressed in new clothes
of good quality, new shoes and high stiff
hat not much soiled. There is no special
maik on his person or clothes to identify
him. He wears a truss and is clean shaved,
except that a mustache and chin whiskers
have been growing for a week or so, and
liis hair is newly shingled close.
ONLY A SPECULATOR'S SCHEME.
London, Jan. 22. Nothing has been
published here in regard to the report that
the bank of England has recently been a
heavy purchaser of silver bullion and was
contemplating the issue of 1 notes re
deemable in silver as soon as the necessary
authority could be obtained. Careful in
quiries in financial circles this morning
resulted in showing that few had heard of
the report and they were incredulous as to
its accuracy. The chief financial authori
ties expressed tho opiuiou that the report
was wholly without foundation in fact.
ARMY CHANGES IN EUROPE.
London, Jan. 22 It is probable that
General Sir Donald Alartin Stewart will
be appointed field marshal of the British
army to fill the vacaucy caused by the
death of Lord Napier at Alagdala.
Belgrade, Jan. 22. The government
wishing to strike a blow at tne uisauectcu
portion of the army has placed Colonel
Povtovics, commander of the Belgrade
division, and Colonel Vanlici on the re
tired list. Those two officers were prom
inent among the leaders of that portion of
NELLIE BLY'S ARRIVAL DELAYED.
Denver, Col., Jan. 22 F. B. Sample,
passenger agent of the Union Pacific, at
midnight received a telegram that Nellie
BIy would arrive at Tranidad Thursday
morning. Tnera sue win uikb a special
traiu over the Union Pacific for Council
Bluffs via Denver. At the Bluffs she
takes the Northwestern for Chicago and
at the latter place will be turned over to
to the Alichigan Central for New YoJk.
The change bringing her via Denver in
stead of going east on the Santa Fe from
Triuidud will delay her about ten hours.
For a disordered liver try Beecham's
THE TRAIN-JUMPER CAPTURED.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 22 The Ger
man murderer ancnaei Schieber, who
escaped from a Alinneapolis detectiTe from
a Central train at Corfu yesterday, was
captured a few miles from the place where
he jumped the train. He was uninjured
and had in his possession a revolver of
German make. He was at a fire warming
himself when captured.
A BOY PARRICIDE SENTENCED.
DesAIoines, la.. Jan. 22 Judge Hoy t of
tire Clayton district court has passed sen
tence on probably the youngest lite convict
ever sent up in this country. His name is
John Westley Elkins and the offense
charged was that of the murder of his
father. He also murdered his mother a
the same time. He was indicted for both
offenses but as he pleaded guilty to the
first the other was not tried. The boy is
only 12 years old.
MARICIDE'S PARDON RECOMMENDED.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 22 The board of
pardons last evening recommended a com
mutation of the death sentence in the cae
of Airs. Margaret A. Dilliard, of North
ampton county, under sentence ot death.
Mrs. Dilliard conspired with her paramour
i to murder ktr husband.
DIVORCE RtFORM LEAGUE.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 23. The tenth an
nual meeting of the National Divorce Re
form league was held here today. Samuel
W. Dyke, corresponding secretory, read a
lengthy report on the progress of the past
year, showing a decrease in public interest
m the subject of divorce reform. The re
port shows that SO. I per cent of divorces
occur in the state where the marriage took
place, thus dispelling prevalent idea that
a uniform national divorce law would
remedy the evil.
Peak's Soap secures a beautiful com
plexion. THE WABASH WILL MEET THE CUT.
St. Loins, AIo.. Jan. 22 The Wabash
railway has given notice that taking effect
on the 25th inst. it will meet rates of the
Chicago & Alton on live stock. The rates
from Kansas City and intermediate Doints
to Chicago wili be 12 cents per one
hundred pounds and to St. Louis and East
St. Louis 7 cents.
ALIEN LABOR BILL FOR CANADA.
Ottawa, Ontario, Jan. 22. An alien
labor bill was introduced in the house of
commons yesterday by George Taylor,
member for Brookville. The bill is found
ed on act passed by congress in 18S5, as
told by the introducer. Its title is "an
act to prohibit the importation and immi
gration of foreigners and aliens under con
tract or agreement to perform labor in
Best iodides and vegetable alteratives
make Ayer's Sarsaparilla the best blood
TERRIBLE SUFFERING BY PASSEN
GERS. TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 22. The first
train in ten days over the Union Pacific
road arrived here this morning. Pasen
gers report a snow blockade near Baker
City, Ore., where eight passenger trains
were snowed in, the first one having been
caught Sunday a week ago. Passengers
report a terrible experience, three persons
having died during the blockade and a
number of women and children being
la Queen Anne's Time.
It was the fashion to laugh at tho rusticity
of country squires and to vote rural sports
vulgar. Among the middle classes tastes
were narrowly insular, and the traveled wit
only returned to town ft fop and a fribble.
Without political interests, country pursuits,
or artistic tastes, the fashionable world con
centrated its attention upon amusement or
upon dress. Society cried in real earnest
with the sarcastic Swift: "Vive la Baga
tellol" Early rising was not the vogue: Be
linda -wakes at 12 to summon her maid with
handbell or slipper. A great part of tho
morning was spent both by men and women
in an elaborate toilet.
Tho young man of fashion, who lodged in
some "great street near tho court, like Pall
Mali," lounged from 1 till 4 in the Mall or the
Ring to exhibit his new sword knot, show the
height of his toupee, select a beauty for the
evening's toast, or feed the ducks in the canal
and "Rosamunda's pond." Dressed for the
park, he wore a full bottomed Duviller wig,
end carried under hi3 left arm his low felt
hat, looped or cocked, according to taste, and
edged with silver. Round his neck was tied
the Berdash or Steinkirk neckcloth of Mech
lin lace, probably dusted with snuff, and he
wore his waistcoat unbuttoned at the top to
show the fineness of his ruffled Hollaed shirt.
His embroidered' or brocaded suits, with
silk stockings to match, were of various colors.
His shoes had high red heels. The tails of his
coat were stiffened with wire to display the
silk lining. From a button of his coat hung
his foxskin muff; at his side dangled his
sword. With one hand he played with his
clouded cane, which was suspended from his
right wrist by a blue ribbon, and trailed har
moniously upon the pebbles; in tho other
hand he carried his fringed gloves and one of
his .numerous snuff boxes. Quarterlv Re
view. The Struggle of Sea and Zand.
We stand on a bluff at the seashore. The
surf is undermining it. That deep cutting
into the bank is its work. An overhanging
mass of earth is thrown down and becomes
the toy of the waves, which reduce it to
gravel. This in its turn becomes ammunition
to be hurled against the shore. Wherever this
process is going on the land falls back before
the advancing sea, and considerable results
are evident in a short time. Tho island of
Heligoland has been reduced, within a thou
sand years, from a considerable island to a
mere rock. The strings of rocky islands
along many coasts are remnants of destroyed
Thus the land yields with hardly a strug
gle so the supremacy of tho sea. Looso allu
vial terrains give way in a body. Tho Zuy
der Zee so camo into being five hundred years
ago, and Holland, part of which is below the
level of the sea, would have been likewise
overflown if it had not been defended by ar
tificial dikes. Subsidences of ground have
also been sometimes observed during earth
quakes. In other places tho sea gives -way. Rivers
carry out masses of detritus and deposit them
along tho shores, causing the land to advance.
By the operation of this process, Roman ports
on the eastern coast of Italy have been left
away inland, and wholo alluvial districts of
tho upper Italian plain havo been wrested
from the sea. Dr. Vinzenz Hilber in Popu
lar Science Monthly.
Lombardy's Iron Crown.
When Napoleon I was crowned king of
Italy at Milan in 1S05 he placed the iron
crown of the kings of Lombardy upon his
own head with his own hands, exclaiming:
"Dieu mo l'a donne, gare a qui la touche"
("God has given it to me, beware who
touches.") This, according to Scott, was the
motto attached to the crown by its ancient
owners. " The crown takes its name from the
narrow iron band within it, which is about
three-eighths of an inch broad and ono-tenth
of an inch in thickness. Tradition says that
it was made out of oneof the nails used at
the crucifixion and given to Constantine by
his mother, Helena, tho discoverer of the
cross, to protect him in battle. Afterwards
it was used in the coronations of the Lom
bard kings primarily at that of Agilulf us
at Milan in 59L The crown is kept in the
cathedral of Monza. The outer circuit is
composed of six equal pieces of beaten gold,
joined by hinges ami set with large rubies,
emeralds and sapphire- on a ground of blue
gold enamel. Within the circuit is "the iron
crown," said to have no speck of rust upon
it, although it has been exposed for over
fifteen hundred years. Lippincott's Maga
zine. "The First Case of the Kind."
A dispatch from Lockport, N. Y.t says: A
prominent business man of Buffalo, cole
agent in this country for two Berlin houses,
ha3 been arrested for using the United States
mail to injure a firm of this city, by writing
on dunning postal cards the charactef a "D.
B.3 after the firm's name. The accused
swore that the charaCers stood for "debtors
book," and not, as alleged, for "dead beat."
Tee prisoner was held for trial. This is the
first case of the kind ever bronchi before the
United States courts. The punishment is a
fine of not more than $3,000 or imprisonment
for not more than five years, cr both. Phila
The Beward of Virtue.
A heavy rain was faliiag and the street
car wa3 crowded. A sweet young girl
entered and glanced timidly around. "Take
cay seat, nussrf exclaimed the hollow eyed
consumptiva near tho door, seeing that the
burly, bsvi fed man sitting next to him did
not offer to rise." "Thank you, sir," she re
plied. And taatswwt jouag girl with drip
ping gossamer sat dowa by the sde of the
burly individual and drenched hisa with cold
rain water, while the bellow eyed consump
tive hnng on to a strap, dry and happy.
Pcliteoesa is its own reward
His cheek agojast the window pressed.
Sis hands at Test,
Our little Ned, with eyes of blue.
So clear and true,
Watches the snow as, thick and fast,
The flakes fly paat.
Queer questions to his small brain grow,
He wonders bo;
"Where do they come from, mamma dear,
Down into here?
Maybe they're feathers, pretty things,
From snow birds' wings.
"Or," and a swift light, eager, wise.
Shines into his eyes.
"Our xaaples drop their leaves, you know,
Down here below.
I've seen them fly, when the wind blew hard
All 'round the yard I
"And may be God has a garden, high
Tip in the sky;
And I wonder, mamma don't you s'pose
That, when it snows,
Tis an angel shaking the saowfiake trees
With a little breeze J"
Ada C Stoddard in Montreal Star.
TBS HINDOO'S MIRBOPu
One evening as I was taking a short stroll
along a pleasant path in tho suburbs of Cal
cutta I suddenly heard a child's scream.
Hurrying in tho direction of the sound I saw,
at tho turn of the path, a little stream, with
a little bridge thrown over it. Struggling in
the water under the bridge was a young child.
Tho water was quite shallow, and by partly
wading and swimming, I easily rescued tho
chfid. As I gained the bank I was met by a
Hindoo of grave aspect, who came up panting
and thoroughly out of breath. He was the
father of the child, and his gratitude was
evidently heartfelt. Said he, "I thank you,
sir, and I hope some day to be able to repay
This was the beginning of a lasting friend
ship between us. The Hindoo was a man of
great learning. His large, dome like forehead
and expressive eyes showed evidence of a
mighty intellect; and I found his society ex
I had been in Calcutta some years or there
abouts as resident partner of the house of
Hawxhurst, Withers & Co., of London. My
brother was the other Hawxhurst of the firm,
while Withers & Co. represented several gen
tlemen of wealth and standing in the com
mercial world, for our firm did a very ex
On Tuesday afternoon ah! how well I re
member that day a cablegram was put into
my hands just as I was about to leave the
office. Supposing that it had referenco to
some important business transaction, I
opened it eagerly, but in an inssant after
wards it fell fluttering to the floor, while I
sank into the nearest seat wholly unnerved:
"Come home at once. We fear that John
Hawxhurst is a defaulter.
My brother a dofaulterl Better that he
were dead! I felt like one in a dream. But
there was tho fatal message. This was no
dream. I rushed at once to the shipping
office, and found that I could not leave for
London in less than two days. It seemed
two centuries. And there was the long voy
age home before I could learn any particu
lars. As I was returning from tho office I met
my Hindoo friend. Ho noticed at once there
was something unusual in my manner, but
with his usual grave courtesy refrained from
asking any questions. I at once told him of
my trouble, however. He listened attentively
till I bad finished and then with an indescrib
able expression of countenance said:
"Perhaps I may now bo able to repay you
for yonr former kindness. I might possihly
boabletoputyou out of your suspense at
least. Will you come with mo to my houso
I readily accepted his invitation, though
bis words sounded vague to me and I knew
not what he meant. I accompanied him to
his residence, an elegant mansion luxuriously
furnished, and he ordered some light refresh
ment set before me, but I was too excited to
eat. Noticing this ho led me into an inner
apartment lighted with perfumed lamps
breathing out a strange odor, and gave strict
orders to his attendant that he was not to be
interrupted on any account
Ho then seated me opposite a small, rather
dull looking mirror, saying:
"Ton would know your brother's fatof
"Then look." At these words he lighted a
small brazier, set it in front of the mirror
and shock somo sort of powder over it.
A slight misty smoko immediately arose
from the brazier and spread over the mir
ror. I looked intently at the misty cloud,
when I saw clearly bef oro me, on tho face of
tho mirror, the interior of a railway car
riage. It seemed to be coming to a stand
still, as though nearing a railway station.
Everything was as distinct as though I were
actually present. I could oven hear the voice
of the guard as ho called out tho station,
"CaUington I" Tho train was evidently stop
ping. I now noticed that one of the passen
gers leaned to the window attracted by some
one outside tapping thereon. As he did so be
slightly turned his head. Great heavens! It
was my brother.
The person oatside beckoned to him to
come out on the platform. He did so,-and
was met by a rather short, thin man, with
clean shaven face, and with nothing peculiar
about his appearance except a V shaped scar
on his chin. This man seemed to invite my
brother to accompany him, though I could
hear no words. Finally my brother assented.
Tho small man led him out of the lonely lit
tle station into the lonelier country. There
did not seem to be any habitation within
miles. As thoy wercpasaing under the shad
ow of a large treo he dropped behind my
brother and suddenly dealt him a terrible
blow on tho back of the head. My brother
droppedasif shot, wbile-the murderer stooped
over him and drew from his inner pocket a
large wallet apparently filled with bank bills.
The scene then gradually became indistinct,
and as I looked I saw nothing but a small
The Hindoo sat looking at me intently, but
as the pictures faded from the mirror ho
started up and grasp-id my hand. "My poor
friend," was ail he said, but I know thatl had
his heartfelt sympathy. Ho held a small
goblet to my lips, which I eagerly drained.
The next xnomecfrl was uncouscioaa.
Tho mass of conflicting emctixms in my
mind when I awoke the next morning I de
spair of putting ito words. Relief at find
ing that my brother was not a defaulter was
succeeded by grief for his death, and that by
the stern desire of vengeance upon the mur
derer. But two days later, as the ocean brecse
fanneJ-niy brow on the deck of the steamer,
the whole thing seemed like the wfldcptdream
of sorcery. I could come to do conclusion fit
all about the matter. At one cime I believed
firmly that what I had seen in the mirror was
a true record of what had happened; but the
next moment the utter impossibility of tbo
whole thing presented itself to my mind, and
I rejected it-all as a sort of dream.
The first person to mt me as I stepped
ashore was George Wkbers. "Is it trcep
"Yes," he replied, "were forced to tbo coo
nctioa that John Hawxterst u a defaulter.
He left our London oSce with a large sum of
money to invrin seme mining property in
Cornwall. He tas never been "seen Csce, out
we believe that he must have goce at cace to
I accojBpaied Mr. Withers to oor London
office. We went through the ontrr rooms
filled with bssy cIctzs, who looked at me in
qmringiy as we passed, and George Withers
wa just about to open the private oSce
when the knob was turned from wfcitia, and
the nam whom I had eea met my brother
at CaKington, stood before osl
r feJ an almost ungovernable inpl to
spring TTpcrx him like a tigsr, bat co-lrolhng
myself by a strong effort, I stood weds while
he pawed us, and then followed Grge
Withers into the private oSce. Ha tha
gave "me tne paracmars rgartmg ney
brother John. It seams that the company
had determined on making some heavy in
vestments in Cornwall, and John bad bees
deputed to go there with some SO,900 to
make the payments. He was to have taken
the 5 o'clock train out of London on the
afternoon of March 13. He left tho office at
about 4 o'clock, and none of the firm had
seen him since. Their suspicions had first
beea aroused by the receipt of letters from
their Cornwallcorrcspondents mquiring why
John Hawxhurst had not met them as per
agreemeat They had immediately insti
tuted inquiries, but the closest search had
failed to find the missing man. Robbery
was not suspected, as bo one but the mem
bers of the firm knew of tho circumstances.
The natural conclusion bad been that he had
taken the money and gone to America.
"Who is that man who opened the door as
we camo in P I inquired. Mr. Withers looked
at me in surprise, but he said, "That's our
head bookkeeper. Ho came to us highly rec
ommended just after you had left for India.
His namo Is Cameron.
I thought a moment then said: "Will you
give me Mr. Cameron's address and engage
to keep him busy at the office to-nightr'
"And will you call a special meeting of all
the members of the firm for to-morrow morn
ing at 10?"
"Yes, certainly." Mr. Withers gave hii
assent in a mechanical sort of way. He
looked at mo as though ho doubted whether
I was in full possession of my senses; but 1
said no more.
With Mr. Cameron's address noted in my
pocketbook, I went at once to a detective, aa
old friend of mine. My plan was to search
Cameron's room thoroughly for the wallet of
bank bills which he had stolen from my
brother. If I could not find that I deter
mined to chargo him with the murder in
presence of all tho firm. After that I should
be guided by circumstances. H his actions
were those of an innocent man, I should
doubt the truth of the revelation I had re
ceived in India.
I easily found my friend and proceeded at
onco to Cameron's lodgings. I told the land
lady I was ono of the firm and would wait
till Mr. Cameron came home. Sho showed
us at once to his room, which my friend had
no trouble whatever in opening with one of
his numerous keys.
Wo at onco set to work, but after a close
search of at least an hour wo could find noth
ing. I looked at my watch. Iho tinio -as
growing short, for Cameron was likely soon
to return. In a fit of impatience I gave tro
trunk, which I had just been ransacking,
vicious kick. It seemed to mo that it gave
forth a rather peculiar soand, and I at once
stooped down and measured from the top of
the trunk to tho floor. It was twenty-three
inches. I now measured inside from tho top
to the bottom of the trunk. Twenty-two
inches! Allowing something for the bottom
of the trunk, here was about three-quarters
of an inch unaccounted for. With feverish
haste I turned it upsido down and pried up
the bottom, and there where it had boon con
cealed by a false bottom was the missing
At 10 o'clock tho next morning all tho
members of tho firm were assembled. In a
few brief words I told them my story. Mr.
Withers stepped to the door and said, "Please
walk in hero for a moment, Mr. Cameron.
As Cameron entered Withers locked the door
and said sternly, "Where were you on tho
night of March 13, Mr. Cameron f He
turned deathly pale and trembled like a leaf.
With that I grasped him firmly by tbeshoul
der and said, "And how camo this wallet in
your possession f
With a terrible shriek he dropped to hi3
knees, crying, "Mercy! Mercyl I did not
mean to kill himl I did not mean to kill
him! Only let me go and I will tell you all."'
"Miserable man," exclaimed Withers, "wo
cannot deal with you. Your crime u one
against tho iaw of God and man." Cameron
was at onco given into custody and made a
full confession to the officers of the law. He
expiated his crime on the gallows.
It eeems that he had overheard the inten
tion of my brother to go to Cornwall, and
had taken tho same train. He had alighted
at CaUington while tiro train was still in mo
tion and pretended to my brother that ho
had searched throogh the train without being
ttblQ to find him. He then dedared that Mr.
Withers had given him instructions to go
with my brother and examine somo mines iu
that neighborhood before seeing tho parties
with whom he was to deal. Mr. Withers, ho
said, had just received some private informa
tion about the property. Being familiar
with the country, Cameron had then led the
way andjnurdered and robbod my brother
exactly as I bad seen him do it in the Hindoo's
These events had happened oo a-Soturday.
Tho office dosed at 4 Saturday afternoons,
and Cameron's-absence had not been noticod,
as he appeared in the office as usual on Mon
day morn ng.
My brother's name was cleared from dis
grace, the stolen money restored and justice
meted out to the criminal, but the mystery
of tho Hindoo mirror has never been ex-
Portnguese Funeral Custom.
A singular traditional usago was carried
out at Lisbon after the funeral of tho lato
king. At three principal places in the city
platforms wero erected covered with black
cloth. A procession passed from ono place
to tho other. The chief municipal officers of
tho city and the chief personages of tho late
royal household, all clad in deep mourning,
formed tho procession, which was preceded
and followed by cavalry in mourning, tho
colors draped with black. Military bands
accompanied the march, and locr shields, on
which wero painted tno royal arms, were
borne aloft on long staves. A multitud,of
people, all dressed in mourning, were present.
Arrived at the platform, all tho principal
persons took their places upon it, an 1 on of
the-shield bearers, advancing to tlw front,
cried out in a chanting tono: ,cWcp, Ob,
Portuguese, for yonr King D6m Luis I is
dead." Ho then dashed the shield to th
ground with such violence that it was t bat
tered. This ceremony was repeated at the
other platforms. Then the procession moved
to tho Chsrcfa of Sante Antonrio da Sc, wnere
a solemn reqnwta service was bold. Buriag
the wboio ceremony all the belh of the city
A Spiteful Cot.
In a family in Eeafrow, Canada, thero is a
cat which is much petted. One day the lady
of tho houso sot down for a tsocacct, and
either to relieve her feeling or as a bit of
innocent diveraca, garo vent to a llttlo
whistle. Immediately tho pot cat gprang up
to her lap, and with its sfeeashed paw struck
her a blow m the face. The lady thought
this strange, but at first hardly oazmeciwd it
with the wfaistfing. Hoirter, a httio tnr.
afterward, in aaotbr rosea, she bepptsttd to
repeat the whistle, asd uamediateiy the cat
sprang up and strsac her again. Tha Uem
the lady thought itsa4 be the wkisthag
which was grviaz pawy oSftose, and so, with
"malice anrethoegfat,' wfaistltd asia- Brxra
coocrU, the cat cbaarifaed hr with soother
blow, sqaaroin the face. Ahoot tW osdy
poaubU iplaaaacn is that is tio wbasU it
fancied a call was bang given to the p-doc;
and was Joa thereat. Hodytter lcz&o
la his addre en "TheSweJsary Dvpes:
tion of the Dead,"' Dr. CL A. 3arey, of litif
York, gare some Tery k;unfa fesfonaa
iion. He stated that saawwof tfc old btrry
hv grocadsof Earop haire rrrrd o great
a scznhcr of Jbcman rrscama ua to rt th
top soQ from cae to f&ar i et abor the tax?'
rocsdmg grouad. Masy of tech burial
places havo bets the freitf al source of epV
deauct aad drrwivrg piagtrai w'aich hare
wV.l nih dwpayJaad th rgia-t abest
tbna. yctah! asynsg thcaa wu the Cs
Vtxr of Inaoet. la Pari. th frmai of
which cad a to Jd with bsrifed dd t
to raise it some tire f ainr th nenaaJ
1-rrtL Tb malt -nu the Uw Vmg of
teanhlr dsTCa&2T s&asa.
Heretofore the ladies of tills
city and vicinity nave Deen forc
ed to send their goods to Chicago
or St. Louis to be plaited, but we
are glad to be able to announce
that this is no longer necessary.
of the city, has secured the ex
clusive control for this city of
the machine to do this Kind of
work and will be glad to wait up
on the ladies of this city and the
surrounding cities who want
work of this kind done.
It is needless for us to say any
thing in reference to the utility
and advisability of j&ccordian
Plaiting, for all who have seen it
admire it and to those who have
not it has only to be seen to be
appreciated. She is able to plait
any width from tho whole length
of the skirt to the narrowest
flounce and guarantees it against
Accordian Plaiting adds im
measurably to the appearance of
a dress without adding to 'its
cost, as Madame Russell offers
to make dresses at the same
price with or without the plaiting.
-iviauame icusseu can do iouna or
aaaressea at the "AxiUjajJiU"
Dry Goods Store, 139 North
Main Street, where she will glad
ly welcome all who wish to see
this work or ask any questions
about it, No other way of trim
ming a dress preserves the cloth
in such good condition or will
admit of making over with so
little waist or material.
"We cannot say too much about
the beauty and desirability of
Accordian Plaiting and this is
what makes it so deservedly
An Englishman gives in Longman's Maga
zine an interesting experience with a "pos
sum which had bees caught and carried
homo by ono of a hunting party. Tho writer
found the members of the family gathered ca
tho porch inspecting tho curious cr tore.
Nod was holding him at acxn'a length by
tho tip of the tail. The "possum was working
itself upward to try to get at his hand, but
by keeping it gently joggling, Ned defeated
its efforts. As I appeared he began to do
tho office of showman for tho uneolightennd
Britisher, and became so absorbed that ha
forgot to keep tho creature moving.
It caught the root of its tail with one arm,
and, hoisting iteelf thus, worked its way up,
hand over hand, and when Ned caught sight
of it its nose waa within an inch of his finger.
He dropped it with a yell, and then what did
the little silly 'possum dol Make a bolt of itt
No, to my surprise ho Just began "playing
'possum;' thero he lay as if lif eleaa.
"Now,1' said Ned, "kep quiet all, and
we'll sco him begin to come to life again."
For about a minute wo wero silent and
motionless, and so wm the possum. Then he
very slowly lifted his head, looked in one di
rection out of a cunning little twinkling eye,
then turned his head aud lookwl In the other
Cirection, still keeping his body perfectly
still. Swing no sign of movement or danger.
ho slowly gathered himself np en his abori
f little legs, and mado off at a slow, rolling,
Ned let him go about twenty yards, and
then started in pursuit; but, long before he
reached him, tho posium rolled over and
lay deathlike on tho grass.
"Now," said Ned, "w him grin when I
Ho just touched him In the ribs with a
llttlestick; a rhiver went over tho UttlncrrJV
ture's skin and his lips curled back over his
sharp, white teeth in a most unmistakable
grin. It was the funniest little comsdy
Moved tli- IIoiiKo uml Sirs. Trutt with It.
Everybody at Peak Inland was out Tuns
day to witue63 tbo moving of Mrs. Jane
Trott's houso. The land ou which this house
stood was owned by Mrs, Trott's fatlwr, Abe
Sterling, and the city of Portland took it for
a street somo time ago, awarding Mr. Ster
ling 3C0 damages. Mrs. Trott never received
any of the money and sho rebelled against the
action of tho city government. When thoy
came to movo hrr house 6ho refused to leave
it, and after somo work on It tbo attempt was
abandoned for the tune. Tuesday tho city
marshal went down to complete tho job.
On his appearance the boose bore a placard:
"Fort Trott, Adams street. Oen. Trott in
command. Fort Badly Shattered by Gen.
Libby. Libby Forced to ilotreat for Baing
Short of AmmunJtfcn.', Mra. Trott ordered
her nine children into the bouM, and to the
warning of the marshal, that it was danger
ous for them to remain there, replied: "I
earned lhi house by bard labor at the wash
tub, and I will stick to it whllo a timber re
mains." The hor! were bitched on and the
..-.lsn .t.irtawl trttenrti th WYVi.H wHrn
! '. . t.-J - 4 l. Tl.- I...I1J1
lue Cliy 11V1 jn.u?u 1JW 4W1 wuuiuuk
had gono but a tew feet when thero waa a
crash. Mrs. Trott powod tho baby out of tha
window, and blowing a fog bora shouted;
"Well stay here till Gabriel blows his horn "
At dark Tuesday night the building bad bwn
moved about ono hundred feet, and Mrs.
Trott still held powcssion.-
A I'ocket Uirror Free to Smokers of
The electric Hght Is mJrfg Its -r la Loo
don, the wtrts beacr la.'l unua:wod. aad
the strexU all over U city will won bo it
lumiaatd by it. In. mtcrt&r htrwcw,
thr U a poarrag dutrut, th nnseawoc ao
eideaU m Axe-snea. hartag dirtOd uiuatiun
to its danger.
Th gold beaters U Berlin, at Uxs Pari
pcxdtfcm, showed gold levM to taia thai U
would wjaire 'J&il'iti to produc tJx thick
B'-fc of a siagifi luch, ye? ears knf Uwfi
led and fr from boW t to be imp-eietrabi
by th strongest e!ictrlc hght. If ths inn a
wr bcood la took form it woald t
15.W0 to fill the epeoe of ti conusor x boc
HEALTH AifD BEAUTY.
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ca crstei" r4. Ths tecuxx titittd assps
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ESt oswMWtllajsd pity's! jFXrii!.
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