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BRITISH WAR SHIPS.
A QUARTETTE OF 14,000 TO 16,000
TON MONSTERS PLANNED
ham?? Thil PlMg? HornetMnf ??? t? l'on,.
Tliej Ar? tn He .".'?<? I.eng, Wim 70
feet Uniti |ili|ili,'i'iii.iil 14,0(10.
(?w Vork Sun.)
Among th?? r.-ccnt war-vessels planned
by England there Is a quartette of l4.<nX>
to l&.Osl-ton Btaaaten that are specially
interesllng. They are the Powerful, the
Terribb. Ibi Mai?-tic. and the MagniM
cent. Those names ple?lge something
? hove the ordtaary, and, although Barai
romeni latur?? Is oft? ? BBBBWhat mls
leadtng. n? ?G??? MlgBonett? and
Snowdrop, In our own service, were th??
christening? of .?moky steam-tugs, y.-t
no doubt these new Uritish ?hips wBl b?
exceptional ,\s will pre?, nilv I
the Majratte nnd IfagntScienl sre ? r?
bap? lath?!- th?? BsOT? powerful and tor
rlblc pair, while tli?? Other tWO protni??
to bs very striking in ?ppraran?
that they might have excbnngad nami ?.
Beginning with the powerful and Ter?
rible, WO I?'? ! thai tl?. ? an? lo I..? at? tut
S?.? f. ? t long, with about W feat beam
and ;?; (..: ight, having ?> dl -
placement, .? - its? ?-?? ? aatd of
II.O00 ton? There ar.?. o? ? for?. among
th?? larg? ti w u ship? m ti? world
paring ? hem with our own crack cruising
% ? thai Um ?? ? York 1?
t ? r< ?t ? 1-: Inch? ? long by ?.? fe< t
? nn, an ? 23 f? el 1 I-?
,t. having a dlspl icemenl of
? he ??? ? ?>"- ? I? may
compared with Ihe luitlsh Blake end
Blenheim, which nt-- ITS feel krag b tween
perpendl ulara, BS feel broa ? amidships,
nn ? with a draught of M feel t
, .? their displacement sboul 0,000 tons.
??? to ??or Columbia an ?
oll , ? ? h w? r- bulli '??
we rind thai they have a
on load ?
with a bresdth ol 50, and a mean draught
? p .- ??
. ? ?? When ihe Columbia waa de
Mi retarv Trac? ?vas the
the world. ? it
the Powerful and Terrible ?
?. and will excei
HEIGHT OF FREEBOARD.
? prot id? ?? foi forward bi
? of tli.? bow and
?tern heavy w ether, an I h< lp
... In the
is of th? Mew York
v.uii ab nit '
.id forward )
: feet, and the 1
? . . , ., ponding!) ral
? , in ? ? dna her - n-golng
rklng "f the guns In a
... fort of the
vi iti m so been
?.. ihe ?? ikl) n. Th? ??? adv ?? I
... [? (he !'?
s? ? the?! and coi ? ? red, so
, the sea for a long
... ? ?, , i?y ?
of action I the coal
..-?? the bottom !??? sin ...tli.
But pi ' rroslon of
? ? ? tropic il ?
in Ihe calcul it? '
, ? res a greater con
? . k< ?p It up llul
? .. Rrltlsh
I? taken Ini ? a.nt In the
ree ? splen Ild
? .-v. Voi k m
un I r
? , imbia, with h"|
;. it la said.
..' ? ? .1 I? ?, u ?
und that, ?
endui an? ?. the ?
.? ?.- ir? s ii.
t., learn ti
. d ih?
un.ippico 1 . I ,i if 30,1 :??
. ? .?. Is talk? ?
the Pi ith? T< rrlble. ?? e
? ?., ? the
?la has hui 21.00h l? is worth
while in the Columbia it
? \t., provide ti
in order t?? haft t
<? ??:?????. it 1?? ing probable that I?
? -,? i.i ? ?,,? requlra ! foi pr?
capable of con??
v.. r each to it,? In the j
? ? and 'l'imi.i?? : n In-screw ?
only will be t I
M UN BATTERY.
The main battery planned for the Pow?
erful and Terrible consists of two 0.2 Inch
guns, one at the bow and the oth? ? .?.?
???. together with twelve ??-Inch
irnos, which lati? r, howi ver, will be ? i| Id
tue. and four ?.t th? m capable ol : ?
traini d dlrectl) ahead and four directly
? Columbia carri?
'* ? rapid tire 0-Inch, end eight rapid-fire
4-Inch gun?; bul the New York has six
x Inch and tw lv? rapid-fire 1-Inch guns,
Th,? Powerful and Terrible have the very
idary batti ? lea of ??^??
teeii and tan lu? 3-pounder
rapid-fire guns, besidei smaller machine
guns, and, "f com?.-.?, they carry torpe?
does Armor protection and shields ar??
? rovlded for the cms. The protective
.? ?? ?, seems ? .t ... be as remarkable as in
t .?,, vessels, p ??, maximum is correctly
given ?. on'y ? Inches, although thai ex?
t.nds for a lari pari of th.- length. Th..
; ? un tlon for the ammunition on Its Way
f? un the anagazlni ? to the batterie? is
carefully looked after.
Turning t.? the sfaJeaUC and the Mag
nitic.it. the two Srat-clara battleships, we
Bad them ihe heaviest hi th?? world. They
an ??? be BB) feel long by T5 f., t extrem.?
bean . snd -7 ? I feel meen draught, giv?
ing a displacement ol it.'1"" tons. Whil?
ts-ioncing to the Royal Sovereign elsa?,
they are yel improvements on th?? latter
in certain particulars relating to the bat?
teries under the new policy of England,
Which has had moie than enough Of 11"
inii monster?, tin? largest guns carried
win be Um i2-ineh BO-tonnera, "f which
lour will be mounted In pairs on each Ves?
sel in strongly armored barbettes, ss. as
Oo be loaded in any positi,m by manual
power, although ratslaihg th?? pune ? ad?
vantages of hydraulic mechsnism and fix?
ed loadlna station?. Thick Bteel shields
Bagad to th? turn-tables will revolve \iit?i
BM guns. They will also cany twelve
mpld-fire ??-lnch guns, which is two more
than in the it,,?,,? Sovereign ? las?, and
they are better protected with BTtttOr In
steal of the ?-pounders in the secondary
b.iu.?rv they carry alxteen of the new
?m II pounders beside twelve ;;-p,,undoes.
There will t?? the torpedodtrahargi
lS-inch projectiles, four of them being
rabmerged, They have a lit ?le mon
frasmoard than th.? Royal Sovereignclass,
and they expect to reach a no an speed
for ?right hours of 1?'. 1 .' knots with natu?
ral draught a!..n?\ and nearly or ?piit.? a
knot m.re wtih a limited degree of forced
As has been BBgSBBtad, Ihe two later
vaaraM might better, bt view of their bat?
terle? and armor, be called the Powerful
and the TerribM than the much leas
bea?nly-armorvd ships that are to bear '
thoeo n,unes, although any one of the
four miiiht perhaps well merit the title of
Majest.c or MugnillcenL The two new
war-ships do not ecpial our? of the In?
diana class In the actual weight of the
inain battery, while our st-a-going Iowa at
? roost valuable vessel for all-around
guaiule?. Put the lesson of the four Bri?
llan ships for us Is that we must con?
tinue in the good work of building up our
own navy, since the Mandan! of const rue
Bun Is continually set further and furila r
A SIOUX INDIAN LEGEND?
Am dpi'?.'.?. Army ?r ??Crews" Put to
Flight By Meteorite?.
(< 'hicago Tribun??.)
The Sioux Indians have a leg. nd that
1? of Interee-t now, telling as It doea how
SB BBBBBtBg army was put to night by a
shower of meteorites. The ktgiBd also
. ?pUb? a layer of stones fourni on the
?bore* et the Cannon-Ball riVST. This
river is on?? or th?? many sireums of th??
Muddy, and ftov.? near the Standing
Bock agency. Along this stream, at a
dli-tanca Of four or nv?? miles rrom Its
nnmth. may lv found hundreds and
thousands of atones ot all sizes. There is
n.'tb'ii_ extraordinary la tin??, the reader
?Say think, but the extraordinary part i?
not in the presence ot the stones, but In
their shape? and weight. Their elr.es
range from a marble to that or globes
i.'ii??? rest In dl?m<?t?r. This Is the le?
gend that accounis for the presence of
BBMbB ywars ano, which In Indian lore
may meaxi fifty or a thousand year?,
the Sioux nauen ranged supreme all
ui on* th? Oreat Watgra from Ita bead
io Ma iiMMtih. ? mighty nation, th?
crowe, li.t-Jtiu-j the itui_ to th? wrat
of the ????? possessione. r.n?l between
the two there wss constsnt warfare.
The t.'r.'WS were the most powerful In
peint of numbers, hut the superior reti
??relshlp of the BtaVBI more than ev<?r
lislnncd thla, and heretofore the ??"O?
had been R drawn affair A? time
passed, however, the ?'rows ?
more and mor?? saexesslve, and not a
M ??? k passed without great ?laughter
on both ???!??*. same, day mw Um Bum?
f the Hloux ft?. reaslnr". until Ht
la t the old chieftains resitted that
their nation WM ?lw'.nlling away, and
winiid eveatoolly become ? port of the
\ litorloiia Croara On.? day rh? Civ ?I?
fathered In fone. uni ti.?? Sioux trll??'
felt thi? wan I?. 1><? ili- loot of tlvlr
G???, Then (ipp? ,ir. | Bid DOJ 11
? ine ?.*n A ?rovo et his tana, bon?/
prm stilled the crow!, and lie .?jKike:
Brethren, Ine Crow? bove retafoce??.
thf'ir ein ?'? ? ; werful army. Hum?? ??f
? <? ir rnoet tru??? 1 ararrtora ut.- amori,
! th.-m They hnve provea thai
I traitor? to the blood thai binda th-m t??
t'??? Slo-ix. ThOy lia\?? ?,.-?,??..?!
? u ; t . dte. Tb ? Crowa * hi
i? an ! ?? ?tr..y every
,n roach Death and destruction
! will mark their path. Our only hope
: no?.!? ??* ii. th?? Intervention of tbe Mani
1 ton. nnd 1 will grve llhattona 'li??t he
may help ?.?? iu the hour of need 0 r
only safety row Is In night to the I
When tho battle com * on, i:' th I
? Manitou dosa u?, then it la
? ? to Mil oui : ?rhen tl??
titn?? corne?* ? ?? ill ????? Ihe slgnsL Had
Dor hue ?p?.k???: mu, l hi?* words.
Red Dog's prophetic words filled the
warriors with gloom, und they 1^??^?
t.. prepare for their flight to the river.
? ? on th?? i.nnk. further Bight was
taiposslblo, and preparation? for bat?
tle wer? moda, bringing loudly their
war songs, the Crowa dashed forward,
nnd arrow?* ?t?? ?pears fell thick an?!
fuit among tht Moux. Thar? oro? no
hi ;??. sad Red ? >og arsa lut t about lo
give the algnal for the tl
band to Win themselves, when there ap?
peal ? an on gathering hi the
sky. The henveaa asumed a ? ?
?? m drop-; of ram ? II, and then
there come something harder, ?
dashing down <>n the fighting In?
dians, and the pebblea turned t?. larger
Until tt:? y aaeURled ? ?I.
inolili ?loath to all thai were struck,
poured the cannon-ball? r>f H< tven
upon the <-roi* -t, but, a ? .
late, noi one <?f the Bloux was hit by
from the sk?
I'rom that day the Bloux were unmn
by the other tribes, and thi
stone? that nr?? f ui
along tl:?? Cannon-Bail river are th?
relics of th?- day when the Manitou
. ? v.. ?. ? the pray? ? of Red I) >g. This
i- t!. ? ?. :?? - .
II? Rad ? *???.
? itjerne Rj r n >n. tranalated for
Thord Otpram ?.? (liest man
In the parish, ih - ? ill ?. me day
"? have :? ?| -,: ??." ild he ? .itneetly,
"an ? ! wl ih lo hav< him bai ti/.?? l."
"Whal ?hall he b calli l '.'"
"Finn, .?ft.-r p. ? ? ?
"An?l I irents?"
Theo were named, being relatives <>f
I, and thi ? ? ? men In
"Is th?? .
The ; ? ? ? minute.
? ? 11 oui ? like ? ? I ???? ' Im ? ? Hi ? by
himself," he said.
? Is t" say, ?.? .? wei k day."
">.'. >.i S Lturtlaj ai ?
? tl ? ? nn) thing ? '
hat and moved to ?
.nil going up to Thord he took
? ;it?J looked him In thi
? .nt that tl
In^ to you,
? ?- ? ? ? th.-.t ?I ? y
st.? ??. ?? tl pastoi tudy.
"You k I !"
said tl pastoi He saw no ? h imi;? ?;?
? ? have no in l< ?? Thord
The rlastor was silent, but In ? moment
I "\, ? ,,t la : our erra
[ have ? ht about my son,
"11? ? - a clever Is I."
"I did not * tifa? | >r before
? ? how m tny were to b
I have or the
isked the ?
tor. looking .?t ? ?
"Nothing else." An ? Thoi I a ml away.
?: ? one
door, for many men a-ere I Thord
. th? m ? he ????. tur look? ? up
and rei ????!?/.???! him.
? l'on come with a powerful escort ???
??| have con to ? lest thai II
? published for my eon; he ifl to
be mai rled to Kan ? si ?rllden, d
,? t ludmun !. w ho Is here a Ith m?
"Tha? i. t?? Bay, the rlcheat ?,p? In th?
"Thi ?? r? piled th farm? r,
stroking hla hair with one hand.
The pai toi sal a minute as II In thought;
I : ? . ot??!?. d the
In his books an l the ?? ?
Thord laid 13 on the table.
"1 shoul ? havi ? ." said the
?? know that i" rfei tly, t??it he Is my
only child. I will do the thing well."
?.;.- tor to 'k up tbe money. "This
Is the third lime, now. Thord, that you
Btand here on your eon's account," he
"Bul now l am done with him." mid
Thord, Taking up his pocket-book he
h.iid good-night, and went.
.last a fortnight after this the father
and ?-"ii were ? >?? over the lake In
still wcath'-r to Storliflen, to
aboul ihe wedding
"The cushion Is ? >l straight," said the
eon. ???? rose t?? pul it right, At tl
moment hla foot slipped; he Btretched oui
his arms, and with ?? cry fell Into the
? < '.it? h hold of the oar!" called the
father. He st.I up and stuck it out
But when the eon had made a few at
tempts he became stiff.
"Walt a minuti?:" cried the father, and
began !?> row.
Then the son turned over backward,
gased earnestly at hla father, and sank.
Thord cool.? acaro, ly believe it to be
t r u?? He kepi the i"?:it still and
at the split Where his soil had surfg. as
though he would come up again. A few I
hui.hies rose up. s few more, then one ?
grt..' or., it burst - and the
lay bright as a mirror.
!'? ? three ?lays and three nights the !
father was seen to row round ahd round I
th?? n>ot, without either food or Bleep
lie was seeking for his son. <?n the
morning of the third day he found him
and carried him up over the bill? to bjs
it was nhout p year afterward when
the pastor on.? autumn evening, heard
something rustling outside the door in
th?? passage and fumbling about the lock.
The door opened, *ind in ?Talked ? till.
thin man With bent tlRnr.? and white hair.
The pastor looked long at him befo;.? be
recognised him; it eras Thord
"Why tio you corno fo lata?" a .
"Why, yes I do come late." said Thord.
tied himself, Th?? postor >at down
M though? waiting. There was a
Then s.ii.l Thord "I have something
with me that I wish to five the poor."
H? rooa laid some money on th?? table and
s.it down invaili
The pastor counted it. "it Is a great
deal of money." he sail.
"It Is half of my farm, which I have
The pastor remained long sitting In si- !
lente; at last be ask?.I. but gtritly. "What
do you Intend to do now."
They sat tin?!.? awhile. Thor.l with down?
cast even, the pastor with hi? ? , 1 ; .
Thord Then the pastor sail BMWly, ani
lu a low tone "1 think at last tli.it your
sun has really become a blessing to you." :
"Tea 1 think m myself al??.?."
Thord; he looked Dp ani tu.? ?,
coursed slowly down lis face.
Kchoea Iram th? Brlu.olroem.
?dMfalon Dolly Sew? ?
It WM an M A. of London who. lec?
turing to his class en grammar, told th??
boys that the word "a" is applied only to
singular nouns. "You cannot, for in?
stance," he went on, "a men." But he
wni akawprjr puiied up by a eamrue of
' t?h, yes, sir." It was a lady, strange aa
It may seem, who tolti her clase to draw
a map of Russia and put In all the rakes
end ^the livers. "Do >ou understand
that"" said a hot-tempered native of the
al?ter islund to hla top boy, after a long
and not wholly lucid explanation of an
algebraic method. "No. sir." was the
somewhat discouraging, If holiest, answer.
"Then." sold the angry Irishman, "go and
stand in the corner."
Adding Insult tu Injury.
"I Insist on my rights!"
Bald Jack Frost, with a screech,
"And among them th?*e night?
la the right of freem peach.??
DUELLO IK FRANCE.
A SCRATCH OFTEN "SATISFIES '
THEIR OFFENDED HONOR.
Few I .?iteilMe. - I ne Cod? en IVhleh the
Practice is Bised I? a Minnt? Ont?
'?, ??. ?? ?j.?r Men Keep It lp Now.
I In France the duel is Mill a recognised
i fact in public life. The Church condemns
It. ??? who have fought ?luels enough
.to lean aa paaataea SBaptctoa of their
C?uragS declare It to bS thi result of
"stupid prejudice." These arc the word?
of M. Bin??, the editor of thi Matin, a
BBdhlg newspaper, in support of a uro
poattkM mad? iy OiBeral CtaxBBBatwbi
? n. h parliament for thi ih di' ori
; of the ?I ii. -1. Y-t I.?? a? knowledges that
he 'lAuid him?, if fight in a can srben
;? of honor deineaded It The ,. ,i.
rws som,? util ? LndlgnaUon win ? a
U III til- ,
young Captato Mayer Last yrar, ? ?
nil ii??? down th.- refusal to fight
. r ordinary circu?.
This prejudice Is ? gn?1 that It con
trola even tl ta ol Justice. A few
-inc.? a qewspsper editor in Tarbes
.1 d lei with s city councillor to
1,1.? ..?? ? discomfiture, He tool? advantage
ol the columns of ins paper t?? accuse ins
? I his left !
?:. a thing fort.!.id? n b] the
Bg with sword* Thi? state?
ment ??; ... ' i..m a : tt for libel, and
h mned to six months .
onment, with 2,000 francs damai
pay, plus the Insertion af the decision of
tit.? court i.i six newapapers, si the choice
? ( the m m when honor he had Imi
? ludet maintains that th
will always hold good among the LaUn
; it belongs t.. their I
honor, whl? h 00 <??\ Uintton can dO away
In the old times the duel was ???
of honor among a prof ntonal tril.f
i:? nt!. m? ?;. ? ho had litt!.? ein to li
t,, attend t ? their public honon and pri?
vat.? pleasures. In the army it has al?
ways been .? matter ot military etiquette,
rved in Oermany as in
France. Bui In France tbe duel his now
tor tl ' ?1 part
by ??'\\-: ii er men ? ?ft- p the ground ot
ng thai has appeared In
1 rlnt, and. ai Last, th?? ir?? I .
dilated In Ihe pubi ;
luel is annoum d ?- for? hand
Item of ne- - ? ''''"ti ? nough at ?
? .,!,,.,?. ,i, ! in g? neral the theatrical side
of the corni I? ' ? ? '
Journalists. Then, when the duel la over,
t:?.. ??* if (they ar?? no longer the
how ih? ir lit? rnry ?kill In a
: ?. ??!.?:. v.: ri?
ll often happen
, . exhib?
?.-. Thla i.? called "plaj ing lo
?. ty." that is. g< itlng on
t too often the Fn n? h
nd In deatl personal In
r? ? k ?
. ,,f life and ? ruel appetite for
? ? . ..nun.m peoph .
terror In ihe
itlon, Ihe ?
?? in !?.:. nnd still ?
with I.??: Ion or ?
A SC? ITCH IS N< ?W ENOUGH
In tho old
fled el th of
r hlcl ? 11 ? ?? part j In
ti?.? of t the
p a popping <>r pistol? tt it pn
? result .?? bIL Bi
; when ? coi
lion and mutual ?
? du? 1 "ti a? count of ll
This I ren de?
cided 1 is In ca
? ? ? , . ?
? ? ! illy WI upon. ? '
? editor ol
L'Autorit?, ? ? mal, ha ?
had d ' end. Af?? ?
p I possibili! .
ol doubt, he venture?] "ti a new choice ???'
! by a
api Her; he ij with
ii?? only weapon? p I
? duel at ?? the I
t wor l and the pli toi. The ?
Is plain. Th
whose un is universally familiar t?? non
likely to fight a duel. The sabre .- | ?
mitt? d ? iily to cavalry offli - rs, where both
An instan? ? .? ? ? ? ? ? ? Istiiig
on th.i ulit) of the |
In one of t!?,.? political duela of th.? last r? ?,??
Comte d'il is a
man and an able wi it? r, and the
? ;i ?? Paris, who
Would ||k,. |
Tl ?ugh ? ?? on In the sixties, he
was obliged to accept ? challenge from a
man much y ?unger than himself. In ? Ite
of the rule? ? the choice of wea?
?>ns, t'.? ? iti let? ! to th? -???. ?
as the Infirmity ot the Count prevent? l
? etching ? . ?. ! r In the
in required for ? ting,
TO .?> ?? !? I? ? ? ?;! ii II) tt,?? duel has
changed Ir is only neceases) I
? ? b) th? ? r -ent wlt
for eat ii prlni Ipal, taking t!.
' thi form ?
times th?? duel was a hand-tO-hand I
settle a quarrel, In the tint piai ? bet
rtoclpala, but with the
t . the front ? ?wadaya ths duel n
an affair of honor, and not a a
Is, It COI , and giving
? ? ? ? arali?,? for an insult.
The business of eaeh pair of witnesses.
to whom the principela have confided the
? ;,? ? ? onor, Is, first, to di - ?
clde whether the violation of honor baa
to w.in mi i?,.? dui l : sei ondi y,
whether tbe partira are qualified to]
m?he so.-h r?paration ??; honor, a mani
stigmatise ? ?- Ing ? \ ? lently I
ruled out b) the code, thirdly, to leave
no means untried for rattling the affair
v, it ?i ? .? t.. arms : and only ?
tin n. finally, to d??? ! !.? on th ? lets ol
The ? themntrra sre in no
xvis.? involved in the quarrel of ih-ir
principals. in the crop ? ' .
?? ?,!:? up , .
1 ,?? !??.? !? : '
ins who had r n|, :
him, endeavored to have 11
COI : ? til n" I i .lit .: .
in more than rae bot d of th?
last parli,iliintti BOM
? 1 'It in
r, ; ilion with the 1
: thai then waa ? ?
lueL ? ?f court the
both pal .-:ht If there ha I bei ??
trag dui] known ; and
each set of witnesses pubUahed ? prona
verbal, which testified to ticir o?
Till: ?ji ?????? OF THI OFFENCE.
The question of the offence is tho most .
delirate ?>f all, for to the offended party
belongs the cbolre of waaaona. Tha of?
nay be given by spoken word, by
something written, by a gastan ?>r a
blow. It must ?,? something calculated
ly tho s.lf-lo,
"honor" of the other party. Suili an
offene? ? may have different degree?
Taken by Itself it gives the offended
party Uta righi to the tmotce of weapons.
If accompanied by an Insult it gives him
also the right of choosing th?? d?ast,
which ought to take piace within for?
ty-Bight hours. If there ? a !ir-< t 1.1 .?,?.?
reo the cholea of dla
tancss as well
Naturally one offence may call ? ?
other; than tha right is all oe 01..? aid?
Of him who was Brat Insulted as well as
i catuBa Mende? is on?- nf the
beat known men la Pan?. Be baa t>. ? n
writing Bttccenful poetry, start?
libretto? for many ?/ears, taking his part
in th.? gr.-at Ufa of Parta, and B h noted
f.r his affairs of honor. A young critic
la a Bonlts/ai ? paper freely nnatired htm
lately for the erotte tendendea of bis
?ritinga Tins nrtatoly offended aha,
though tt may noi bara been ?*n?iugti for a
duel. But Catull.? s-ttled the matter the
BOXI day by flapping his critic on Iba
Cheat In the public street, which wa.?
?jultt? sufficient. It would not be difficult
to decide who had the rights of the af?
' party In the case where a noto?
rious club man, In a prominent cafe, apat
full In the face of another, who very
properly resented It by knocking him
down. But with such brutal aggravati?ni
the dls?iuallrlcallon of the first party
would aeem preferable to a duel with him.
In the rtc.-nt Clemenceau affaira the
Bilicai politician, who Is a duellist of
note as a pistol shot, aimpiy refused all
the challenges on the ground that bis
adversarle? were dlsiiua titled. Th*y had
all something to do with the forged docu?
ments which the mulatto Norton was sup?
posed to have stolen from the English
embasay. The documents. If real, iree% de?
signed to ruin forever the gnat Radical,
but as the forgery was at once detected,
they have rather helped him than other
wl*<\ It is almost beyond a doubt that
his adven-Artas were simply the dupes of
their gr'at ???????<? to down him. One of
them. M Kni'st .Inlet, the "Tristan"
of the Petit Journal, ?a was proved In
?OUT*, had done nothing more than listen
to a small portion of these documents. In
the publication of which he had no hand.
Still If, Clemenceau, who Ifl heroic In all
things. dtaUtmltUOd him with all the oth?rs
who had tampered with the forg-?ry. A
?r'ourt of Honor la to be held to dectd?
v.h?ihrr he could do this on his own pri?
vate authority. M-anwhll- hi? adversa
: I writ!:? Irnpofntly.
An American may laugh at these hu- ?
mor? of the Fnnch duel, lie would never
willingly undergo its rntnote and artificial
ma even if he could reconcile his
8IZE OF THE StA.
Stupendoti? Ft.?re? t'oiirernlne ?h? Gp?
liortluii? uf il?- t?. -.u...
' 'me gallon of water waagha ten pounds.
land th.? number a j llene In the Pacific
la over 2DO.O0O -'." ' -". an amount which
. take mor? ti.an ??,?? yeara to
; ?. ? th?? Kails of Murara. Yet, put
re, th? whole <?f th??
| would only : ? ? . 7.'? miles SCI
' The Atlanti?? could !??? t*entateed !?? Illy
Pacific Dearly three tlmea The
number of cubie fi ; ?* ??t followed by it
ciphers: a number that wouki be ticked
oT hy our million Hoeks In lta.000 V? ars.
000 bUllon tons and the
: ?.r call?.:,s in ? 7? trilltona A
Atlantic would have to
. 1-1 miles In ?llftiii'-tor. If It were
| made t?? HI! a circular pip- r-uchlng from
??ht. the sun- a dtatOBCB Of '.??..'1"*'.'*??
miles t.?.?? diameter ?>f th.- pi;?.? would i?
. ver a mil??, while
a pi??? of similar length to contain the ?
t?..? iflc would ???? over a mil?? and three?
ra across, Tet the distance to tbe
sur. is bo gre,t tha?. a.-* haa been pointed
a child were born with an arm
, ? ?., rea? h to the sun It would
not live long enough to know that It had
for seni tlon passes along oar
? :.? ths rote ? f I00 fe?t a second,
arai to trawl from the s'Iti to the earth
? rate would take a century and a
hair, and such an abnormal Infant is an
, ? -.f th? .?? ? Includes th?? Indian
tii.? Arctic sad Antarttc aeos, ani
\,nions ima! ei m ?.-?? * ..t woti r; it coven
nn are? of l2,OOO,tO0 square miles, and
v. iul I torni a ? In I? of T,:;.?? miles in diam?
eter. Tho average depth maj be put at
. ?. ?nd the contents
gallon?, while it. would form a column
' t?? tie: san of 2,000 '...?Ms in
If w? ?? Into on?? VMt whole
? ? Ive at som??
??. ? ? . iti?? queS
tlon, "Hoa ble i* the a
rea of 110,?? ? tare ml ? ? : :
nflned by a cl l m?tes
The rei ? of the areas ?>f the
? ih?? earth, ??f tti?? whole
...,, t . ? . Atlantic, ar??
. ; imi t.'rs of
. are in the proportions t.. one
? . , | ?ctlvely;
or by a crown f"r the surface of tie?
v. Ii ?!?? ! Ing for th?? art' ?? * ..f
piece tor the
'? ? Atlanti??,
Supposing t'n?? -. a to ? ? r rtn> ? ??".? .?
il I form 6.1.
If It wi r?
n could he
?. .); molte?] in
? .-? Into steam m
histratea the *.-->??(
? if the sun rath'-r than tie- slae <?f th.- s?ra.
BMtaAItCK'ATKIBtrn* TO Ml NC.
It? InRuenea on Hla ? ir.? .ami n( Ita ai?! In
i Bl ? ?Ing Out III?. Plan?.
ago - al 1 that hla
favorite .? . il al insti .n.??.": ??> a
? that remark,
r, th??? he ? is no admirer I
"heavenly n?,i! I." bn ? ? ?;?>?, the
?nd mudctant In the course ?.f a speech
bere of ti: ?. ?- mg \ eretn
few days ar?, ? .?
? ? ? - ? ' : . ti?., ari. ?? cognizing
? of Ger?
many, , reach?
1 I the Till???? among
?..th. ?? things, "I am unfortunately not
equal, in th?? multitude of thlnga
??t tudy In my youth,
.?? . ? ? .? ? But di
? ??? i: 1 am thankful t?? mua c because it
helped in? -o effectuollj in ??.> political
Thi ? ind if ' German song
?.?? . ? irt ? ? ? rat It, bt fart,
which ?? d to th?? sui ?
for union. exempt? .?? are
?.?! v ? ?.. ?-it??, hut th? ?Aral
j which 1 now recall I? that of th- ,.
? m imi. Its Influence was
mighty. The rapid adoption ?
, by tr,?? people- then moetlj partlculartsts
l'.'.? .?nmy corpa ?. iter
of that waraong on the hattteflelds In win- (
t. r, '?\ hen food w ?zthened |
ti.? heart of ?many a soldier, and the
heart-feeling Is -vervi hing m
Therefore ? ?i??? rot ?rien il.?? German ?song
to I??? ovarlo ?- i a? ??.f tie- war ails
of ' ? tot t??, ? wish t?? th.uik you ?' r
: m m?? b> ? lerman Bingen In
??:? ? .. nd ?'an??. ?
? tii.. ?bordera "f tl:.? Fath?r
land. ?'?'<? should h trdlj have r.'mni.1
m such close ?relations t., Vienna, had
not Haydn, Mozart ;.?! Beethoven lived
thTe and ?? ?'? ? a bond of an between
? r Bhlne and Vienna
?? ? :," ?add ? ? the Prln ir n lotions
to oar tt-.iiil ally. Italy, w.r.? of a musical
nature Lefor?? they became political. Th??
first cono:???!; which It?.ly male with us
were luualcal eonquests, I am no enemy
Italian musi?*, despite my preference
t?. tho German school; on the contrary,
1 am ..n ?admirer of it. In 11:1a ??
thnnk you as th? guardians of m
continue to cult?valo tt. The ('.?rmnn
cannot ? affecta ?>f song, He is
In rh<? pr ?pier h imor wYn-n tie hears music.
"It Is a ?fortunate thing that oi>r ruling
are not ? ? rales but cultivators
of musi??. This art would not have
s.i high a state of ?perfection
?? *tad it n-t always boeu cul- j
tlvated by th? nlin? Umili??."
Tim?'? ? l.t? ;??*
" Miss Jolis ui." sal I th?? teacher at the
School, " d???lltie love "
Th-' m?|.leti looked out of the window,
h'-r blue ey.- roved ever ?? Btreet
.. Slush mantled her fair cheek. She vas
G? Joboon," continued the
lagogue, with aeverlt.
Ulm Jobson began to gather up her
1 , . .! ! not ! ' it tasi yar. Miss niaek
l.o.ird," she remarked determinedly, "but
y.i must ?remember ? ?vas at Aabury
Park ail summer and things are differ?
And H sh? floated out of the room she
?arranged her frizzes ?n that evety girl
could see what eh* wore on the thud
finger o? her left ?nn l.
Son.? of The?? Day?.
(Atlanta Constltutl??n )
Skies will l.e brii<ht?r
Pome of these ?lays;
H?v?rts will he lighter
?BOM of these days;
SMv.ams flow with honey,
Str.?. is ??row with money?
o. won't it he ?funny,
Some of these do] -.
There will h? no wishing
?Some ??f ?them da]s,
ah win so flahtng
Som?? .f tlie.e days;
??? lot will seem folly -
?>ft with her trolly'
1). wont it ?i.? yell) -
Some of these day?!
1 h.? Last Came.
(I.lbby Adams Turner ia Judge)
The tennis grounds ar.? vacant.
The tennis-courts are still,
And from the grove of maples
?'alls the lonely whippowil;
The moon ?nine? cool and placid,
And percolates th?? shade,
Hut the tournunient la over,
And tho last game's played.
The ban*! of wandering harper?
Have traveled on to town,
And all the pretty hlazers
And dashing suits are gone;
Sweet Phyllis end Alonzo
Have ?e para tei y at ray ed;
U ??n tournament la over,
\ Ar.J the last game's played.
?ih. well! The lights Uli midnight.
And after them the m?Jon;
The harpers etili are thrumming
To some one, out of tune;
Meanders life forever
Thro' eanahtne and thro' shade,
Sweet la remembered summer,
Tho' the last gamo'a played.
M. ZOLA'SjBtCOND SPEECH.
?Trier? l.xlste s f ?"< "'"' Kingdom Vastar
Than Ib? M?st Va??."
Besides his great essay on "Anon/nitty
of the Press" M. cimile Zola dell.?r..i
while In London a second ?p???ch at the
annual dinner of tha Istitu??? of Imi
1st?, held on the evening of Satunlav. ; , p
tember 23d. ?t the ?Yystsl Pal,)??? Som?
hundreds ?-f leeaBabaae p/en prwaat, lu
eluding many Indln Among th.? dhrtin?
I gulshsd guests present wie the 'ori
Mayor ani Lady May? ? ? Mm?.
? Zola. M. and Mane, Magnani, m as?
Mme. t.erird Harry, M C, Bolnavaln, M
and Mm??. X au. M. H ?'card. Mr. 1 H
nvmiuiii, th? Prin. ?? ,!, Cassano, Mr
Hugh and Lady ?,,????.-???-?'? I. M. Billet,
?'sptnln Kefl I ' Ruanll, Mr. Logan,
M P.; M- 3. W, R MB II Y., P.* x,f
S.,m-ri .ni I ndy \ In? . Mr Campbell
nark. Mr. Ch?rira Williams, Mr. titlcr
ist, ?'.??,?.? Orata id;? an ? ai mi
.? <?? r ibe i*nal toasts Mr. ettari*? Wll
Hams prop??????! th?? ? relui
nd C ?tentai Ouest?. !'? ? ? ? retail.
complimentary In hl? ?
Zola, 11?? coi
th?? marvellous description ..f Sedan was
from a literary point of vi w,
among piglili''?. After the
? ? which srected ? M
?Sola ron to hl? feet nd ? ?- ?
with enthusiastic appi r
; he could not. ?ji ?ah, as t!?..? <????????
int.- whs absolutely deafening. M ?Sole
? ?era? l cr".,ti\ aff? ???? ?,, the greeting
. ?wed ii!s acknowledgmenta When
Bllence wa? si lei gtl ?..? great
French novelist spoke as follows:
THE REALM OF INTELLIGENCE
"it ?? a great hon n n, an ?
a grent pleasure for me to r"pl\? to (he
brilliant ?;.:h whl? !i has just been d?
llvered, and i am it hat -
ing to apeak In the name ? C Fi ?:,,?.?, ,,r
French literature, an ?
<?*?? de Lettres, which I represen!
"Gentlemen, beneath the rancot ?
beneath the eccidi ntal 1 U : I ?
beneath the Intel douai? a, an ?
th.- violence which overthrow ?
and reputili,??, then
vast ? th ?:?? u," most vast, Im ?
m? ns?. because it Includes them all the
kingdom ,,f human Intelligence, of art,
and !??' :? rs Ihi OUg
inanity. It I? In thi llllmlt ible ki
ti n . ir Moil? t ? an i ? le give
the han i to your Bhsk? -, ire ll
rreat m*n, from the I
down to our own day, m
th?? Homore, the Vlrgils, >'n\.<'
the Byrons, an ? the \ Ictor Hug is, Th? ?.?
exists it.,.r.. ? ut mi.? counti ) thai Of
genius snd It Is I lhal
uj lh !" drink.
Hlncsj you have wished to gatl
g. thcr represent l Ire fot
elgn presa are we noi I . ??? to
Af, a festh
an 1 "?pan ilon? I have .?In id
v. :.? r?? ?? hat w Hi. perh lay b
the outcome of tl
for an hour our
our quarrels. In this room l would m-b
to behold th?? images ... il writers
| of th.? n it?.?m that we rei
I shoul ? be here th ? gre u u tors, ihe
'? of one and th? tame
"And above nil, genti? men, I d
that ? ' . ? ship between tl
r n ? 1
lit? r.lint.?. Ve? ? ?sk that ifl
?h. re ihall be ? ? ?
or : d? allste, no more ?
ito only th?
wok whl? h ??? ? and tli?
whl? h ) ?? Ida lii??. If the work be bu
great, m?! ' the na?
tion, wli.it mattere the oll fron
it ha? sprung ind the ??? ? .?? In a
::..w ? up? IVI the j
void of ? It would
inder the pre!
to euch ?ml bu li Bchool ' Do ;
?,, fr???? ? ? ? ? Ion of a ?
?.???1.??. II ?- a pi
. irlllty A literal ry Is never
ind Ih? .voluti..:; Of .?. !" >| '
?Ions, It itruggl? its, ?
victor ????. to thai the ri ?? m?.st
I original ?? the one that t Ila Ufi
j amply in Its Infinite \ ?
! "? drink, ?'
j commo ; tal llteratur?
! l-tnk to all our great wrlti
ib all brothel ?! I di ?t.!. to .ill p,
?im-.ors .??' talent and ????? ? tic)
from reality or come ? hi y ft om
? drink to 1
t-relgn ? ? rorld!
? ? . . -. nn i
when M. Zi
more r??. elve I an oval '
followed ? y M Magnai ?. ?
I PIgaro; Mr. Hem
pendance Belgi I ?
ind M. Chai
: Ho ?and. _
ALMOST BAD AS MARVIN?
Bow Wllllaas Tlllstssn's Wives Ara Beck
lug Leg?] Keilre??.
\ suit f >r absolute divorce has !?? en
Mrs Maj ? t, L ?ng I
land, N, V., says the N< ???. ? ork
is wife No. ?.
rie 1 t . Tlllotson al the h im ? ot h r ? ir?
port, i ! r nn im at ll
was 111) denburgh. Her husband
together until 119 I
r ? pelli 1 t.< lea?, ?? hlni In
Iphla, where they were living at
the time, G 111-tre itmcnt
Bhe r? turn 1 to h? r pai
? ?nilea, ? . thai clt) m says
her misban?! Ihre itened to marr)
him. True I
months later, Mrs. Tlllotson say-,
. !.?? received a letter from him enclosing
what purported to be the <?.;?. ol a mar?
'.?? ? n marri? ? to Ml Bei ti ? s\ .?!.???? In
Philadelphia. This young woman
? ? I . i/el nected In thai ci( '? Mi ;.
and, it la said, found that the marriage
tuall; tak ? plac?.
Tiiiots, ?? ?n ? if?? in ?
It IS - : g to kill 111!:. ? ..'
should she seek to h.i?.? him pu
- f wi ?1 ? id of him,
Mrs. Tliiot- u niade do ? ffort to have hlra
. li J
it |a all? ?? ? 'bat about a year ?
lotean leserted his ? , wlf<.
after squandering all ?.???? money, Thi?
ths young ?roman'a family
tone of her brother? hunti ? for !?? r
faithless husband In the courra of his
search he reached Bayport und became
Boq lalnted with Tlllotson'? itrevlou? hi??
tory. Mr?. Tlllotson No. ? cam ? on from
Philadelphia and rampai I note? with
Mrs. Tlllotson No, l III I
wen laid to capture ule huai u ?.
lu tin- meantime Tlllotson 1.1 1
a new Held of adventure, in Pensacela,
??.?. when, it ?? ?aid. h? lost no time In
hunting up another wife. Preti
y.-ar ..i i Matte? V. I I
the victim this time. He married her, it
is said, and moved to Ayer, Miss, when
it is said tn? has gone Into rtie ?hoe busi?
ness and Is making money.
The Bayport Mrs Tillotaon has
notice ot her Intended divorce proceedings
by publication, while U Is said th- Phila?
delphia Mr.?. Tlllotson has sworn out a
Banani for her husband's arrest on the
charge of bigamy. In addition to all
this, it Is raid that the Florida Mrs. Til
lotson hai been aoUfled that she is wife
W ?o on ? ( .tuie lu Kiiglaod.
? New York Hun.)
The movement for the admission of
women to the parliamentary franchise
in England has t.een for the moment
cha k.d by the necessity of confining the
alieni;.in of legislators to urgent politi?
cal question?. However, the recently
published return? of the last English
census ?that of IBM throw a bibbi deal
Of light upon tho pragma made by wo?
men In gaining BCCiM to a large ma?
jority of the employments formerly mo?
nopolized by men. So far as I'.nglin I
and Wales are conuerii.-l, it I? plain that
what f?-minine reformen regard as eon?
plete social emancipation 1? ilestiiwl to
precede the attainment of full political
It 1.? remarkable how few occupation.?
now remain utiopeneii to women in Eng?
land. These are so few that a list of
them may be perused with Interest. They
Include the army and navy, the law, the
clergy, thi colonial an?l Ka.st led
vice?, civil engine? ring, ani mining engi?
neering. As yet, moreover, there are no
women acting as farm bailiff.?, surveyors,
shlp-rlggers, boiler-makers, carters, n>
ment-makers. railway contractors, engine
fitters, engine driver?, stokers, or railway
guards, signallers, dock and whurf labor?
ers, lime burners, hay cutters, well
sinkers, laborers In chalk or san<l quar?
ries, shepherds, or slaters. These are
positively the only employments foi
which In Knglaml women are now con?
Some of the vocations to which English
women have adapted themaelvoa are cal?
culated to astonish people with old-fash?
ioned Ideas. For Instance thow census
reuiraa bear ?rivseea to the existence of
eighty-five women chimney ?weeps,
though, as the term sweep? Includes soot
merchants. It Is possible the widows car?
rying on tho buslneas of their former ?
husbands ar.? referred to. A Ilk? ??>|.?.? ?
nation may possibly ??'count for OBO? of I
th? nln.-t. en women architects, or of the ?
ZV? women tlentlsls; but It cannot lie ap?
plicable to the |n] lady physicians, sur- !
or : tm ml pro?ruttati? ? * ir ??
only about two centuries ?MbsSO women
apf?Borad for ?the flrat time on the Cagliali
stage; ii'iw th.r?' are mor.? BCtl ?'?.s than
actors lu ?Xagtand. At,...it m ?many wo
rrrn es ???? .?r.? classine.! as mu
or mu?!.? teachers. Thors ??'? :: ? tourer I
tl in M ?romea ?Journalist?, ?authors, or
? litora, beetd? ? ITI ?sborthond wrl
Slngulaiiy ?no?Ugh, we do DOt Und the
number of typewriter? ?mentioned, el
though in tho United - wilting '
. ; t :u'!. m empio} ment ?. e
n ? m tho other I
I ? m? r" than I IM uooi? ?? ..
? ta be engaged la town
dr lina T!.eie ar?? ? \ ? :
?roBMn garae-keepera if is le?, ret
iiMo t " should I '
? lumbers. \\ ?are tstomi I ?
th?? handling ??f ?
brasm. ms that
tro s hund? ? ?
railway . I iprvted
? ? tin l thai
iber ??f women 11
. ? ? lag fact, ?a sh .?? In r tt*
German m, that, of I
feaalon ? om< ? ar?
!.,?rre.|, but It i; ? ' thai
? of women '
llsh unlvei liti? - ?? ?
last-named privilege is unqu s
?' h ??!. The In
ICh ? '
'. Wh? ?beat th
? who hat
high. I ? :.ich? it, hon
?, now unit ? ? .?
. . ?.
mol. As for t ? ol
table foi numi ? Ih ?? th
li u t ?'tt ? t n that f< mli
| ? .
? ethr? n foi
they likely to
Ht. 1 lt. m? ?
? ha (?
. nt co
for ? not
Hin ? il lite.
The phcnoi ? ]
rtatn eli ? im? '?. coi
? ? ? ?
? it food or drlnl
?i?? ?.?'Uh the ?
: i s, si
itili' ? ?? riti d m ?
, ?????\ . ? fe.itl
body, an . ?
u? ry usi
mortify ! ?
11, v. hi. li ?
to the tei
: dead \. ;
???i on hli
it R'asn'l <? t ?? ?>?- ? aeaoiae.
?? \ ?
\ llarlem Invi. r-* ? ontIvlal hai
his w il".', wl ! I 'V
" Why, Geo ? tl
drink that ? ntlre bottle of claix-l ?
I j \ au
" ? ih, no. ? ?? >?"? ?
ir, I am noi gol
it all alone. I've lust ?
toddle ?, an I liter t get I
pony of brandy to keep ?
bottle of clan?? not ?
it, and I tl ?
Quita I ItVoren?.
Trll une I
Turnkey; Now, ?
?rers Ain't ?
to irlv.? som > flowers to t
fellow in cell No
The young woman ia ? flush of in- I
? r! I .t"n
. . it;.'. II?? I ? !
THE FL', ?g va?
Bri? a-Rrar ?f ,,,, H
* ' 'r??.,..,
There ri ,, ,.,
??? ? ?
T.. f o?r ??. ? ? ?
Is to be I
Kealltl? ? I ' I I
REMOVAL SA] .
?20 PER CENT. DISCO!
ox AU, on; stock of furs
? THE NEXT I WO
Call early and lecure ? bargain.
113 EAST BROAD STREET.
We will remove October Is! to 429 east I?
Ponrqora?ftn, Price ?' Co.'t ? ? 1 ? i Marni.
R A. PATTERSON, G?????? . !.. /. ?MOBRI8, ?
JAMt?S M. HA 1.1., C? ??u
THE SAVINGS BANK OF RICHMOND
corner Eleventh and Moin $ r
IN NATIONAL BANri Off VUKil.MA ICIlDINll
Sums of $1 ami [Jpwatdi ?Ifoee?Ted and lotere*' *
NKUOTUHLE HATER DlSCOl ? G??> l.i>\N.? MsllK '/*? I
OPEN DAILY FltOM ? A. M. IO 3 P. ?. ???? K.iA.M liti- '? ? " ' ??-?
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