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I IRON COUNTY NEWS
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B CKDAlt CITY. Uf AH
BBj Tin: foreman of otiu of tlio largost
BBJ Inn bar Hliopi In Now York Is iiuthc"-
BBJ ity lor the statement that moro ir.on
BBJ part their hair in tlio mtddlo now tlmii
BBJ ovorbofoio. Tlio dccrcuso of Miter-
BBJ ncy la not neuossarlly u proof tli'it tlio
BBJ brain of tlio pel lot! nro glowing
BBJ utiongcr. Not by any means.
BBJ Tin: nliimlniim ago la appniontly
BBJ inaugurated. Aluminum broazo of 10
BBJ per cunt it is claimed, hns n broaklng
BBJ Mronglh of 1110,000 pound!), ns against
BBJ K0.000 pounds for stool; bunco, vrbon
BBJ tlio tlmo conies, which cannot bo fur
BBJ distant, for building bridges of ilium-
BBJ inum or lis alloy, wo shall hnvo it
BBj structure about ono-thlrd the picsunt
BBJ weight und much stronger.
BBJ Tiik nttompt of Dr. Jiutlu to malco a
BBJ cannon that wilt succor fully carry
BBJ dynnmlto aliolla may ns woll bo
BBJ iibatidonod. Two guns liavo oxtilodod
Hk In hla oxporlmonts, nnd though such
BBn"' precautions woro tnkon iir to provont
BBB - nny accldont, It la cortnln that twenty
BBB successes would not now justify uuy
BBB ono In firing such axploslvo ma to rial
BBF us must bo flrod in tlmo of buttle.
BBJ Tiik shots flrod tit Annupolls to toat
BBJ tlio various kinds of plato for naval
BBj nrmor ovidontly wont booming mound
BBJ tlio globo, und liavo ulroady inspired n
BBJ mammoth movomont for tlio improvo-
BBJ mont of Groat Hrltuin'p war ships. Tho
BBj oxporlmonta domouatrntod that tho
BBj lio ivy compound nrmo, hithorto
BB doumod Impregnnblo was practically
BB worlhlosa, nnd that tho nickel steel
BB plates of Franco woro tho only ones
BB that could successfully shod tho shot
BB of our improved Columbltuls.
BB In tho north succoss Is a r.iro thine;
BB in transplanting tho hard wood trcca
BB llko tho oak or tho hickory without a
BB your or two previous pruning, but in
BB tho south all or nearly nil tho oaks
H nnd hard woods nro readily trnns-
BB planted, as wllnos tho giant livo nnd
Bfl wntor oaks nnd hlckorlos in tho cities
BB, of Savannah, Mobile, Now Orleans
BH and Jacksonville, and Tnmpa, l'lorldn.
BH Tho rule thon Hhould bo, spring plunt-
Hi, iug for tho north and fall und winter
Par planting for tho south, and for tho
BB, liurd wood treos north, root pruning
BBf ' two yoara previously.
B It la estimated that llftoon million
BBT' dollars is Invostcd in tho canning of
BBB fruits (ttid vogutablus in this country,
BBS besides tho fui thor amount lnvostcd
BBF in canning fish und moats. This busl-
BBL ncss is in Its Infancy, nnd deserves
BB oory oncourugomont that legislation
Bfl can glvn It. Tho establishment Jof
BH; canning factories In any locality Is tho
BH boHt thing that can bo possible for
HI farmors near thorn. Those furnish u
Lm" raurkot for ninny things ho could not
BB otl.orwlso grow to a profit, and by thus
VJj diversifying farm industry thoy iiiNiiro
BB it against tho losses always resulting
Hf 'com roatrlcting production to ono or
BB two staplos.
BB. Tun onactmont of a law by which a
BBk liberal Increase of ondowmont is mado
BBHr to tho agricultural colloyos Is an ovt-
BBfl donoo that congress npproclatos fully
BBJ tho lmportanco of technical education
BBBj for farmers. Fanners nro to bo con-
B aldorod in tho light of public servants
PPPPJ in a grout measuro. Their industry
BBB provides food and clothing for tho poo-
BmBH pie. It is tho most Important of all
BBBj arts nnd it is based upon scientific
BVBm knowlodgo which Is not afforded by
BBBH tho ordinary moans of odueutlon. It
BBBB is nu iiccaptad prlnoiplo of our freo
pBBBf nnd llbornl govornmont that tho oducii-
HJBB Hon of tho young is n public chargo
BBBj nnd duty. This was a fundamental
BmSMVI 1; prluclplo of tho ancient republics, nnd
PPpI Is unquestionably tho basis of nny freo
BBBH und popular government in which
BBBI ovory oltlzon Is at onco sovorolgn and
PPPPPj a publlo
PPPPPJ Invkntiox appears to havo begun at
BBBA tho wrong and. Our mowers und
BBBB i-onpors and othor dovlcos for gnthor-
BfBMV, iug crops havo boon porfoeted. whllo
PPW machlnory tor getting tho ground in
Bfl order for tho crops has been compar-
BB'' ntlvoly noglectod. Ingenuity, ospeulul-
BB' ly that of our countrymen, acorns to
BB have almost oxpondod its resources In
BBm t,1 Invention of hurvestors, but thero
PPPJ! Is llltlo mora to bo Itnrvoslod por aero
BP v l,ow l',un tlero was before, Onr pro-
BK duollon litis not kept pace with tho ea-
Bin paclty to garnor it, and lognrding
Bb ngrlcultiirnl maohlnory us n wholo, wo
BB enjoy but half tho advantage it is
B apablo of bestowing. When as much
BU uliall havo been dono for tlllugo, us
Bj has boon done for roaplng, tho orpiUl-
M$ brltim will bo restored, and thon, and
BK not tll thon, will agriculture gain tho
BH full rouard for tho labor liar Invont-
BK ora havo expondod upon tho rauchln-
Bmw -ory nlroady at hor command.
BPAWIPWMMfc " hjW' ",.nn.si - I li I llll
A Ituiintvnr. ,
Tn, tmllrm, Mimllnnil rtflloj, cxintcrrJ o(I
And with tin in, till mnrlttlnirlr, H'CJ I'mk Hio
, Ijiiliy Jluyt
() or mi iiiIa mill tnrailmtfi fit nli nittl until, wllh
Thrj cnlloiv.il Imi- iiwu) limn town, tlieto
lioiiits'lrol uihI 'J r ii in '.
As on tin i eti in vr hIkIiIk iiihI foiiiiiH did nil
Hull- Ihlilllflllll liijrillll'.
Till ur) iillU-. mid 'I ml In Tninip, "It'i
liiiaiiil nst ii ylilf !'
Ami dnippliiK down mi vrlitt ennrd tlit'j In
lln Ir liurmpn In),
Jior iwrmun u tliouclit lo lur whom 1 1 icy
luiil iHirnu unu
Hut lull) M) Nils noil (vntcnl,nml midst the
And Ifulhcrcil nturr) fluldlcs nhlU, with
dliniiled nnifC" Mt,
And curln or dHiidillon sums the In licr
And lollio Hindu thr Kiililon neiillli of blov
Minis Bill) tiling,
Ilcfrofliol nnd retiil. Trot nnd Trnmp once
moro wi lit on lliclrwuy,
And Hh tin in, Mill Ixilitked vrltli Hoircrs,
nun merry Imli) Mil) :
Willi fplrllB ilKh, llu-y k'iHoihiI on 1) rill and
And In und nut, li) i rooked inllit, their wind-
liiK wu) tin) look.
Hut rie the noontide hour had com", sfld
Tint, In doleful mood,
"1 would I could hut lay mo down, 'lis nunolit
I rare for fowl "
Hnld rrumploTiot. "In nil my llfo I've ne'er
wi nenr) Imh.ui
l't rhaps lo il imp Inn o done Is souicthlnir of
kunw)illo rclirnod feur mid anxious thought
oer Ins of hub) Muy,
J'or nomn-oiild ijiicm ilio mmintr struiiKO In
which shu went awiiy.
Nor oMTilrcnimd llmt poulcs email, like tluy
Could hear uwii) u little irlrl to such L faioS
Hut while tho sun wns'jit on lilnh, unhnrmed
III wi ndid ninth',
VVus found uslcep tiy morry loir, u dainty
And iIuhkIIiik from her stmpcly lnud, with
hulr of irnWuii nlnH'n,
Were duliles white, und wilted turls of duudo-
And with no mom tit all to spnra (tho oddest
wcro a"rnt und Tnimp.nll sure and sound.wltli-
In tho maiden's shoos.
JILL DOUBTS DISPELLED,
"Come tome. Itnticrt, If ou ever loved mo
In I ho old dii) a, when wo were mi linppy to
(ictht r In the unlet homo t hut I slmll uuterseq
nirulnl Ah, If I hud never left It orjnul Von
loved me U st, uller nil; but, thin Jldnotho
llevoltl "And the child, ltotifrt. Ho bears jour
name, nnd lie husrnuretcs, jour smllol For
the snkn of tho ililld. ul. feusl, toino to inn. for
I am d)lnir, nnd 1 tniistleiivehliiiln)ourcaro.
This was the nolo, written In n faint
And faltering hand a woman's hand,
mind tout the note that pretty llttlo
Mrs. Uuboit Stiong picked up off tho
caipct of her dtawing-iooni, where It
had huuu dropped by her husband, in
his hasty pissago low aid the lull nnd
ft out door.
Sho picked it up, caielessly enough,
at first. She was nu homn.iblo little
lady, nnd would never havo die.mieil
of raiisacMii"; her husband's ptivnto
pipers, or desk, or diary, as so ninny
women would not M-ruplu to do, If the
occasion oflutril. Kveu this letttr
would havo been laid aside till her litis
hind's tetiirii, tinicnd, had it not
chanced to open In her liiind, us she
lifted It from the floor. :
Uoruvcs fell upon tho first lino, nnd
tho red blond rushed Instantly to her
face. What woman was this, who
lsked llobett Strong to coma to her,
by the love ho lutf onco horuu hor
ve.irs hefoie, in the happy homo sho
bad left foievur with another?
Little Mrs. Strong hud a long, haul
battle with heiself befme she could
make up her iiiiud to read that nolo.
Hut she did i cut It at last, and hav
ing "e.tten of the apple." like her gold-su-lialied
ancestress lit tho garden of
IMun, shu Instantly became as unhappy
is she deserved to he.
Sho had been a governess in a family
whom Mr. Stroii'' visited. Hlch, in
'lueiitlal, mid still wondioiislv hand
tome, tliougli he confessed to fifty- i
lovnn je.iis of no, the st.itelv biehelor.
tho great "cntcli" of the season passed
0 all the f.ishlonnhle.belles of his nc
liialntanco, mid netu.illy oHerttl hio
hand, his heart, and Ids fortune fortho
acceptance of tho llttlo glowered gov
erness whom ho had seen now and then
nt odd moments only, as shu pissed
with her pupils up and down tho grand
htalrcaso. or tliiotigh the hall of his
friend's house in street.
Of course she took him, and becunu
Mis. llobort Strong as soon ns possible.
Yes, Mrs. (iriindy was light there.
Within a month o'f tho millionaire's
otter ciino his wedding-day; and thun,
utter n short trip to the continent, tho
h.ipp) pdr estxbllshed themselves In
llolgrav la under the full glare of Mrs.
Giutidv's slurp and stonv ojo.
Hut one thing Mis. ("iiiindy never
know, and would never have believed,
had ion told her till jott woro gi.iy.
Of courie the bridegroom vv as despot--ntelv
in lovo with tho pretty little
bride. That Mrs. Giundy was iittllu
willing to allow.
Hut it nlo happened that the brldo
was evun moro desperately in lovo with
the bridegroom, strango ns It tiny
seem. Shu was twenty, nnd ho was
llftv-soven; and uvoryono would have
it that sho had mart led hint for his
money und his limn inns home. In
reality, she thought him the hand
somest, stulollcst. and most agreeable
man on e.tith. Hut the stivotcl classic
st;j le of his really beautiful fnco; Ids
stately form; his dlgnllled manner;
evun the calm linn glance of his deep
blue uyes. filghtoncd and awed her,
she knuvv not why. Sho dated not
show hor lovo for him. even whon sho
was his wire. And so ho fancied, at
times that Mia. Ortiudy was in the
right. That his money had purchased
for him a graceful anil lovely woman
to sit nt the head of his table, and to
tako his arm iu all places of publlo
amusement; a. woman lu whoso care his
honor was safe; but In whose heart ho
had no share.
It was u sad nnd terrible mistake, and
hut for thu coining of this invstnrloiis
MM'ilotu It might have lasted iluilng
both their lives. h
Mrs. htioiig, hiding that tell-tale
note awiiy. sit locking In und fro lu
her own o.isv -chair, ctjlng us If her
he lit would hical..
This woiiiin. this w retched worn in!
Her hush mil had gone to her, was with
her even then. How dined lie leivo
his wife like tint. And thu child! What
child? whose child?
Again the led blood lived her lovely
face. They hud no child. Perhaps
ho might havo loved her bettor well,
come what would, sho would follow
him now and know tho wmst. "Mis.
Grundy," sineo their marilage. hid
often whlspeied tales to her husband's
discredit, which sho had lefused to
hear; now she would see aud judge for
Going itii Into her own room, sho
summoned hor mild, and loullded a
ii.nt of the mlseiablo story to her, not
implicating her htisbinil In any way;
hut inducing tho girl to provide for her
tho dUgiilso of a sonant's dress, and to
accompany hut' lu a cab, to the address
named in the 119(0.
Leaving tho girl nt tho foot of the
stairs the mill inpy llttlo wife stole up
ono Illght, nnd listened.
A tall, bou)-looking woman camo
out of a room opposite, with her apron
toherees. It wits the landlady of
tho house, who hud been bidding her
living lodger a last farewell, and who
failed to see the intruder ns sho passed,
weeping to hor own room.
Tho door of tho slck-ioom being left
ijir, Mrs. Sttougsaw uud heard with
out nny dllllciilly.
On tho bed lay 11 wasted yet beauti
ful woman, voting nnd still attiactive.
but dj lug d v lug fast. Hosldo tho bed
sat her husband, holding tho sufferer
In his aims, wining tlio cold drops from
hor fotehead with n gentle hand, nnd"
talking to her in n low tone.
"Klolso. bo nt rest, bo nt peaeot" ho
was saving. -For our dead mothor's
siku I fotgive von. even as sho would
have forgiven vou, if she had lived."
"Yousworo that jott would not,
llobort!" gasped the il5 lug woman, vv ith
i look of pain.
"Hush, dear! Forge? it, us I do. I
nas haul, uud cold, und proud in tho30
days, and I thought I could never see
ou ns vou are now without forgiving
vou. Hut, Eloiso, slnco then. I, too
liavo learned to love, und I kuow belter
how to pity j on. The man v on m.ir
licdvvus unworthy of joti, but you
loved him, and for )ears jott Imve
suffered for his sake. I honor j on for
it now, Elolse. as much ns I "blamed
you ouce. I only wish 1 hntl found
vou sooner. So much sufToting. of
body nnd of mind, might have boon
spaicd if joti had only wiittcn to mo
"I wns proud, too, my brothor," sho
said, faintly. "Hut. Hohott, what has
changed you so? You nro as gentle ns
a woman. I hardlv know j 011 now."
"I tell jott that I", too, know what it
is to lovo. Klolso," ho said sadly. "I
have udoarjoiingvvifo. whom I treastuo
like the npple of my 03 c bho does not
lovo 1110 jot; she feols only gratltudo
tow aids tlio man vv ho rescued her from
novelty. Hut, onu dav. I hopo to vviu
her hc.11 1. Kloise, if vou lit o "
"I shall not live. 1 shall novcr sco
jour wlfo Hoburt. Hut. my hoj- "
"Sho shall ho a mother to him. dear.
Sho will lovo the child, even if sho can
not lovo me, uud ho will be a link "
Touched to tho heat t with contrition.'
tho little wife retraced her steps, and
summoned her sonant, aud diove to
On tho last moments of thodjlngsho
felt that sho had no right to intrude.
Hnt for the living for the living
who loved her sin ely sho might bu
taking thought and ciro.
I Two bouts later, llobort Strong
opened the door of his own house with
v latchkey, nnd ctossed the hall noiso
lcidy tow aids his study. In his aims
he bore u lioavj -looking bundle. Ills
face wns pile, his manner iiuious, and
lie looked round once or twice, ns if
dreading the piescnco of some unseen
watcher, though tho house was still,
and all the sonants hud gone to bed.
Turning up the gas lu his 8111113', l'
laid his bumllu down on the sofa, and,
throwing back tho liu.tvy cloak, dis
closed the prottj" face of a sleeping
child somo threo or four j ears old. lio
stood looking down upon the Infant
for somo time, with n thoughtful air.
"What will she any?'' he exclaimed,
St last, aloud.
And suddenly ho became nwate of
the picsenco of his wlfo, vv ho stood just
within tho study door, looking at film
with n teat fui, tender gazo, such us
sho had never dared bestow on him bo
fore. "Saj! Oh, llohuit, what enn sho say,
except that she hues vou, and wishes to
do, in nil things, exactly ns jou think
best," she iiiiiiinui oil, coming ncaier,
with a took of timid lovo not to bu mis
taken, even by his long-blinded ovts.
His pile, calm face Hushed suddenly;
his deep blue ojes grow blight and
full of tenderness.
"My darling, do vou mean whatjou
say?" ho nsked. holding huru llttlo wny
from him. "Think. I havo long
fancied that vou could not and did not
lovo mo. I urn so many jears older
than j 011."
"And so many jears wiser, better,
dearer." alio whispered. "Oh, Hohott.
If jou had been n poor dav laborer I
would havo married Jou all tho sinio.
I never loved anjono else! Is that
Ho opoucd his arms. Hlushliig and
smiling, shu lining, herself upon his
brenst. and their lips met in a kiss such
as during nil tho mouths of their mar
riage they had ucorexchaugod before
'ThU child U tlio son of mv only
sister, who after my mothor's "death,
made 11 suctet mnuiago that neatly
hroko my heart," ho said, nflor u long
piuse. "l'oor Klolso died, nu hour
igo, In my nrnis, forgiven nnd nt rest.
My darling, will jou lovo tho child for
her sake, and for mine? I promised
lior that jou would be 11 mother to tho
"I will bo nil that jou ask or wish."
wid the happy wife, kneeling bcslilo
her husband's chair, and laving hor
bright head upon his knee. "Hutuow,
I, too. havo something for jou to fot
he." Aud she told him tho story of tho
etrnngo letter; tho story of her jeal-piisj-.
und of Its sudden and final cure.
Ho heard her in sllonoo to the end, nnd
then ho taised her fioni the ground,
nnd held her to his licit t onco mote.
..."You will go with mo to soo poor
hlolse burled, my lovo," ho said, with
n gentle kiss.
And nestling quietly In his arms,
vv th her white hitml plavlng with his
still soft curling hair, tile voting wife
know that she was forgiven, nnd that
her husband's heart wns all her own.
FISH OF THE CREAT LAKES
What Our Inlitml Ns llelil-A I'robable
This city Is tlio most Important lake
fish dlstt Uniting market on the ontlto
chain of thu great lakes, r.ijs a Huffalo
letter to thoN.Y. Sun, nlthbugh n very
small ptopoitlou of tho fish that aro
dnllj sent from hero to the enstern
cities are taken fioni waters contiguous
to HufTnlo. They nto brought from
Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Ifuroc.
tho near-by waters of hakes Erlo and
Ontario furnishing u comparatively
small supply of fish for shipment. T.'.o
fish nro tianspoitcd in lcfiigerator
cars, nnd tho supply is so huge that
tho present demand Is not fully sup
plied, hut there is surplus enough to
keep the winter doiniud for hike lish
nmply eared for. Tho trade in lnko
lish for seaboard mntketshas Ineicased
so of late jears that it would now bo
ImpONslble to supply it dining the win
tea season If winter fishing had to bo
depended on fortho material. Tho sur
plus of the summer uud fall catches is
frozen and stoted in lcfrigciators for
the winter trade, so that n vvhltellsh.
lako trout, vellow piko. or lake bass
served on a Now Yorker's table in mid
winter may havo been caught tho prc
v ions July or August. Whether the
llavor of tho !lh is froron in with the
lish itself so that It will he tho snmo as
it is in the lish taken f 10111 the vvutcr is
hike Superior Is considcicd tho best
of tho lakes for lish. Its vvuter Is more
like that of spiings Mian nny others.
White lish and tiottt taken from Su
perior command bettor ptlcos than
similar fish ty.tin from uuy of tho oth
er lakes. TIJoy llko deep water, and
nro found at their best In water 300
feet deeu. Yellow pll.o como chlully
from Lncs Ihiron ami Ontullo. hako
Krlo oxcols in bluo plko nnd black
bass. Immemso numbers of whltelish
nnd lako tiout iro taken from hako
Kriu und hako Micnigau, but the best
como from the colder, clearer waters
of Supciior. Gill nets nro used almost
entliely in capturing lako fish for mar
ket, although tons of plko und bass nro
tnkon with hook and "line. It is a sin
gular fact that bluo plko aro rarely if
ever found In any of tho lakes except
Krio. The fishermen on those hikes
follow 11 perilous calling, and mauy
lose their lives lu the violent storms
that sweet over thu lakes, almost with
It has long been noted ns a curious
fact that nir the St. Laurence river
fishes are found lu nearly nil tho gteit
lnke.s with tlio cxceptlon'of hako Krio.
This can bo accounted for only by thu
theoiy that n subterranean ilvor'con
nects hike Ontario with tlio uppur
lakes. The beds of hakes Stipot lor,
Hilton. Michigan, nnd Ontario liu ut
about thu same depth below tho sea
level from 250 to 2G0 feet the upper
lakes' beds being tho highest. Thu bed
of hako Krio Is 350 feet above tho sea
level. The theory is that a river run
ning beneath hake Krio extends fiom
Lake Superior to Lako Ontario, nnd
tluit fish from tho St. Liwroneoaud
Ontnilo follow thu courso of that liver
and lind the wnteis of the upper lakes.
Tho Prisoner Kecoudetl tho Motion.
I heaul a ptetty good storv about n
certain Ignorant Justice "who does
business up in Fulton Countv. This
Justice was elected over an aula but
very unpopular I iwjer, and his first
cio was that of n prisoner chat gut
with violating the fishery law. The
complaint und warrant woro defective,
and this tho defendant's uUornoy took
exceptions to In a musterlv argument,
winding up by moving tl'ic piisonur's
discharge. "Is tho motion secoi.ded?"
nsked tho Justice. "It is," replied tho
prisoner. ' Gentleman," continued the
Judge, "it Is regularly moved and
stcouded that the prisoner bo dis
charged. All those lu favor of the
motion say ajo." "Aye." came hum
tho prisoner und his counsel. "Op
posed, no." Silence followed and aftei
u short pittso the hcales holder saldt
"Tho motion is cart led and tho prison
or Is discharged," wlioroupou to the
surpriso and amusement of nil, court
was declared ndjout tied. Amsterdam
A now oeean danger is pointed out
by silk importers. It appears that
djed spougo silk, known technically lu
tho trade as French silk, is under cer
tain conditions exceeding prone to
combustion, uud is well known among
the steamship companies us daiieioii"
81 V )
A LADY TO BUILD IT.
ZXIs Farlior Is thn Drtj-nnr of ttio Qntea
Tlio only woman architect practicing
In l'hllndclphln lias ncblovcd Ilia distinc
tion of being selected ns designer of tho
Queen Isnbclhi pavilion In connection
with thu world's fair at Olilcigo. Miss
Minerva l'urkcr Is thn fortunnlo young '
artist. Sho la nbout 33 years of age, nnd
wns bom In Clilrnpo. Sho went to
Philadelphia In 1870 She iniido n special
study of Industrial nrt moileliug, and
she has been lu nctlvo practice two.
miss MiNF.ttVA r-Amcrrt
Tho young specialist comes from good)
old New Kngland stock. Hor grand
father, Setn A. Doanc. was a -well-known
ship designer nnd architect In
Boston, nnd in 1831 ho weut west and
purchased property on tlio shoroof Lnko
Michigan where Chlrago now sUuds.
Ucr father wns n lawyer, and wns killed
nt tho bend of his rogiment whllo fight
inc brnvely In the civil wnr.
Miss Parkor lives with her molhcrnml
brothers at Phllndolphln, nnd nltboueh
young In her profession bIio hns nltnincd
considerable success. Homo mid domes
tic architecture Is her spcclnlty. Tho
designs for Chlcngo which Miss Parker
bus been commissioned lo draft aro for H
an international club-houo, with a con- U
press ball, in connection with the pro-
posed social hendqunrters for women H
In tho fair grounds. Mrs. John A.
Logan Is one of tho managers. It is to (B,
bo called the Queen Isabella pavilion jH
in honor of the consort of King Fcr- m
dtnnndof Spain. History slittca that
this queen pawned her jewels to raise
funds for Columbus' journey to discover
Misi Parker has only one lady rival In W
her profession, and alio is Mrs. Louisa S
Uclhuno of Rochester, N. Y.. who was I
highly commended for a set of school
plans exhibited at the lsrt Paris cxposl- (E
The l'edler (let Ills Word In. M
The pedler or follower of nny trndo 9
which Is liable to bo considered a null- ff.
nnce, enp console himself for many ro- ""
buffs if lie happens to havo n ko2n sense S
of humor. Tho disappointment of not n
selling his goods Is soraowhnt ofTsot if he I
can direct n joke at the unnpprecintive V
Individual, nnd sometimes tho joka effects I
a snle nflor all. H
Mr. Grant is a hnndsomo man, of I
dlgnllled nnd even Imposliig manner. I
Not long ngo ho was writing busily at
his desk when a tattered persnnngo'witli jn
n Inrgo hnsket on his arm entered the- H
office. Ho carried tho baskot past tho 9B
clerks nnd tho junior partners, rested B
it on Mr. Grant's desk, and ejaculated:: H
"Won't yer buy aomo of these patent H
collar buttons, ten cents aplccuT" m
Mr. Grunt did not look up from his- K
writing, but wnved his left hand with a- M
stately gesture townrd the door. M
"Mister, won't yer havo some of these- H
patent collar buttons, ten conts apiece. 53
threo for n quarter?" urged tho intruder, Qfi
lu n louder tone. iR
Again Mr. Grant pointed n dignified WR
forclluger toward the door without look- ivj
Ing up. Tho collar button merchant K
wntched him reflectively, nnd then H
shouted at the top of his voice, "Patent H
collar buttons (loo article three for H
Mr. Grant pointed Imperiously to tho K
door, still with an air of being too busy WS,
to look up to see who wns thus inter- am
ruptlng him But he was the only per- WL
son In tho offlco who did not look up. H
Ho of tho basket turned to his nudieueo H
and said, sndly: Wt
"Poor old gent! he's deaf nnd dumb jR
nin't ho?" M
nionnoo orUnrofltriotol Iiiiiiilgratloo un
Moantlmo the tldo shows no signs ol H
ebbing. Though fluctuating nt inter- EH
vala. It steadily gathers volume with Kto
cacli successive decade. If It continues (U
to rise, what must bo tho lot of tlio jB
laboring classes, whoso walfaro is such wb
au object of concern? Alas, for the IS
.mischief that has already been wrought! H
Dark ouuugli nt best appoara tlio future SB
of tlio Amorican working-women, ninny H
of whom in largo cities aro already U
obliged It scorns, to work for wages B
that barely sutlieo to koop bodv nnd H
sou! togethor. Wo look upon s'lnvory jfj
as a tiling of tho post, hut does not 11 n-
restricted forolgn Immlgrntioii mean Bj
virtinl slavory to thmtsiniU of our MJ
countrymen uud cnuutrj women? As for HQ
tho character and intelligcnco of this H
swarm of invaders, do thoy nverago H
higher than our ownP It might nor- H
haps bo somo compensation if wo could H
think so. But just at present it is
difiicult to tako u sangui no view. To mm
bo nblo to do so would bo far from flat-
toring to our self-esteem Tho pro- A
portion of tho undeslrnblo olomont is Jt
too groau So largo an infusion or con- fig
tract and pauper labor is not likoly to B
rnlse our standard of intolligencu and H
moraiity. The Arena.
A penniless' Scotch immigrant acci- IB
dentally stumbled unon a tlcli brother BJ
n Now Yoik the other day whom h" Bj
bml uot suen for tbirty-xav"ou yean. BJ