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PUBLISHED EVEBY THPB8DAY
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A MUTUAL SUUPMSE.
"Do you know the man who has just
loft mo 7" Ke(I Prof. W of Mb wife,
wlu entcied his study.
It vm his excellency, the former
cil.iister, llaron 1' ."
Indeed! Hut how am I to know nil
eeelleneiesl" she exclaimed, shrug
ging her shoulders. "Almost every
(hulling in our street is occupied by nn
evinlnistor. Hut tell me, though, what
chair was hla excellency seated upon?"
"Seated on t Why. right here, on the
one net to which yo.i are now stand
ing. Why do j ou ask?"
Well, well, just as I feared, and he
has sine enough seen all, the thread
bare sofa, the v orn chairs Why will
j on persist in receh ing your callers in
this room. Is there no parlor?"
The good woman seenv-d put cut.
"Alwnjs the same story, whenever I
hae a caller," grumbled the professor.
"1'r.ij. what is wrong with the furni
" rong? Eerythitig is wrong I tell
j on," she retorted, hotly. Look at the
sofa, at the chairs "
The professor put o.i his glasses and
inspected the seats ani frames of the
"I think," he began in nn earnest, de
liberate v, ay, as though c issntlsfled with
something, "I really thliik the f urnltm e
does show signs of vew.
"It is old and unfit lor use," his wife
decided, "and a disgrace to the room,
and that is the very reason why you
should recehe all calleni in the parlor."
"Impossible," he responded gruffly.
"I would rather buy new furniture."
"Iluy furniture 7"
The words seemed to make the little
w oman speechless. Approaching her tall
lord, she extended her hand to him,
looking up expectantly.
"All right," she said, "hand me tho
money. I could not buy a set like this
for less than $100. You remember it
was part of my dowry. In those days,
some 20 j ears ago, it cost a trifle less,
because eery thing was cheaper. The
coering of the sofa is heaiy gros grain
silk, and the frame walnut. Where, do
j ou suppose, could I get such goods now
"Nowhere, my dear, I nm ready to
take an oath I And for that reason I
think it is perfectly superfluous to
keep j our hand extended so long," smil
ingly retorted the professor. And he
meant it. Had his wife remained in the
same attitude for days and extended
her hands forever, ho would never have
ghen her nny thing besides the house
hold money, because he was still more
economical than herself, which menns
a good deal, considering that she had
gone to the length of learning how to
make men's wearing apparel, to not be
obliged to hae trifles like trousers and
so forth made by tailors.
As n matter of foct a single glance at
the professor sufficed to show how suc
cessfully she had practiced economy in
"Did you know," he asked after a lit
tle, "what the minister wanted?'
"How should I?"
"He notified me to be prepared for a
"What? perhaps an order or a
"And we are apt to recehe callers and
"Whom you would receive in this
"Not in the parlor T
"Indeed! Well, then, now I insist on
haing a new set of furniture," the ex
cited little woman exclaimed in her
most poslthe tone, which the professor
knew but too well, and which brooked
He began to fear an assault upon his
pockctbook, for now his better half dis
coered additional need every moment.
She was liable to insist upon new wall
paper, new curtains and new paintings.
Almost ctery piece in the room had
been part of her dowry and done serv
ice for 20 years, and had consequently
been long ago lit for the attic.
Hut ho was for once mistaken. Noth
ing like that happened. His wife ut
tered not a word. Only her eyes sud
denly shot a lightning flash at the
tiofa, whereupon sho suddenly left the
An hour later, after the professor had
left the house, she once more stood be
fore the sofa. Deftly she ripped open
a piece of the covering, and ns soon as
she w as able to take n look at the wrong
side, sho assumed a challenging posi
tion, saying to herself:
"Triumph! I know it! My husband
"hall soon see what a practical and
i conomical wife h possesses.
"Jaconde, Euphrosine," calling her
grown daughters, "listen to me, both of
j ou ! You are aware that your father's
birthday is at hand. You have already
procured presents, and I am getting the
newspaper enso ho coveted, but I should
dearly loo to show him another atten
tion. He hinted to-dny that his study
needs a new set of furniture. But a
good senlceablo set costs at least $100,
and money is scarce. While pondering
how to manage, I had an idea. Come
closer. There! Look at tho wrong sldo
of this gros grain covering. Does not
the stuff look almost ns good ns new?
Does not its green color glitter like gold
ami its brown like bronze? Now, then,
listen to my plan. I am going to hnvo
the covering of the sofa and the chairs
turned, the horse hair cleaned and
picked, nnd tho frame rcpollshcd and
varnished. Say nothing to father. I
nm now going to the upholsterer to
find out what he n HI charge."
vAnd this "the practicafllttle "woman
nt once did.
The professor returned home in 111
humor. His wife's desire to have anew
set, und especially her positive tone,
gave him no rest. His mind's eye be
held the new set as a birthday present,
followed by a big bill, which he would
hae to pay with good grace. He
glanced angrily nt the sofa, the root of
the present evil, and suddenly, beheld
the loosened corner of the covering
which his wife had omitted to tack on
again. The professor looked hard at
both 'sides of the stuff.
"The lower side," he soliloquized, "is
almost like new. My wife has repeat
edly told me that nil goods enn be
turned, een roy official swallow-tail.
Why not this coering also? The wrong
side of the silk looks good, the color
is fresh ha!" he exclaimed, suddenly
rising from his chair, "a genial idea!
My dear little wlfo shall learn that I
also understand how to be practical.
Yes, that's it. I am going to have the
cohering turned nnd the horse hair
picked and cleaned, and then the set
will look like new. What Is more, I will
lune it done at once and lose no time.
All will be ready for my birthday. It
will be a surprise for my wife as a re
turn for the beautiful newspaper cast
which she is making for me, as I have
long ago noticed. The dear, good soul!
She would anyway give me no rest
until a new set were purchased, and
now she will have no cause to exile us
to the parlor when I receive company.
But now for a word with my wife."
Pleased as he had been for a long
time the professor appeared in the bou
doir of his wife.
"Gertrude, dear, I merely came to tell
you that we should forbear of buying
new furniture. I am short of money
and could not even spare Ave dollars.
If you really think that the set in my
study is so t ery much w orn I w ill hence
forth recehe my callers in the parlor."
"All right, husband," she replied,
looking greatly relieved. "I should
hae undertaken nothing without your
permission in this matter."
The professor failed to notice the
smile playing around his wife's lips.
He had expected opposition, and, be
hold, all was plnln sailing.
On the following Wednesday was the
professor's birthday. Two doys pro
ious, as soon as he had left his house
for the college, the upholsterer and his
assistants made their appearance. The
professor's wife nnd her daughters
awaited them ready to help. The smart
little woman had shrewdly made her
arrangements for her husband to take
his meals on this and the following
day at the house of relatives. There
fore, they could do the work undis
turbed, and they did.
When the oening came nil was fin
ished, and the woman looked with
pride nnd sntlsfnction upon the result
of her genial idea. The furniture looked
like new nnd the cost wns really not
worth while talking about, only ten
dollars, which the gratified, womni.
It was late in tho eenlng when the
"To-morrow," his wife said to him,
"we will give your study a thorough
cleaning. Do jou object to my remo
ing some of the things into your bed
That was exactly what the sly pro
fessor had speculated upon and ardent
"Yes," he said. "Certainly. Ilemove
whatever jou like. Why not begin with
the sofa und chairs, which, as I now
percehe, you hate already tied together
to facilitate their removal."
"Had we not better wait until to
morrow after you lcae tho house,
dear? But if you desire it, we will do
it now," said the unsuspecting woman.
She called the servant, nnd a few more
minutes found the whole set in the
professor's bedroom. Mrs. W know
better than to suspect her husband of
curiosity to examine the bundled up
At six o'clock the following morning
an upholsterer and his assistants ap
peared in the professor's bedroom.
"Very well," snid the latter, who had
been expecting them. "I am glad that
you are punctual. Has any one seen
you come in?"
"AH right. There is the furniture.
You know what I want you to do.
But remember, everything has to be
finished to-dny, and tho pieces re
turned here this etenlng. On this con
dition only I agree to pay you the $15
you ask. Now carry them away and be
careful to make no noise. My wife
must know nothing about it. It is
true, her bedroom is in the opposite
wing, but her ears are as sharp ns a
An hour Inter the upholsterer again
nppeored before the professor.
"Sir," said he, "whnt nm I to do with
that f urnlturt? The set is in the best
possible condition and looks ns good at
new. Why turn the cotering, which I
think is altogether unnecessary?"
"Whnt are you saying? Tho cover
ing fresh and new, und dirty only
underneath? You plainly don't know
what yo.i are talking about. I think
I ought to know better. You just do
as I told you."
"But, piofcssor "
"Do as I ordered! Turn tlie cover
ing, clean the horsehair, and so forth."
"Well, I don't care if you insist."
"And do not fftrget, to-night before
ten o'clockl" the professor called after
Sure enough, at the appointed hour
the upholsterer came with the furni
ture, which he had turned according to
his employer's wishes. Now it looked
exactly na it had twit days previous;
tho worn and dirty side of the coer
ing was uppermost.
"Well, Master Know-all, hno you
obeyed roy Instructions?"
"Yes, sir, exactly ns you ordered. If
I would not fear making a noise I
would undo the lot and lei you take a
look nt them."
"Never mind, it is nil right. Here
ate your $15. I'am fully satisfied. '
"How surprised my "wife wllPbe to
morrow when she unties nnd replaces
the furniture," the professor solilo
quized, pleased like a child' over tho
expected result of his practical!ldeu
Never before had he looked BO-be--
nlgn, Knowing and self-satisfied; a on
tho morning of tho day that was to
bring the denouements when he ap
peared at the breakfast table. .With
beaming countenance he reoeived'the
presents and congratulations,, und
when asked by his wife why hoh'ad
yesterday locked the door of his bed
room and taken tho key. with him, he
looked astonished, nnd replied like the
thorough phnrisee that he was:'
"Did I really do that? Well;, II do
declare! I have never been. so absents
minded before. Then I suppose those
old pieces of furniture nre still in my
bedroom. I never noticed them this
"That is nothing," responded his wife.
"I will nt once order them moved back
to your study."
"Do so, my dear," exclnimed the pro-
lesBor, an odd, sarcastio kind of n smile
flitting across his face,"and should you
perchance meet with a surprise, tnke it
cool, like the brae little woman you
It is no wonder that a remark like this
filled the heart 6f the good lady with
loyiui anticipation. She almost flew on
the wings of expectation to the study,
but soon she returned. At the thresh-
hold she remained immovable. Her f nee
was pale as death, her eyes dilated, he
expression betokened surprise, and in
"I feel so queer," she finally admitted,
ns if talking to herself, "hae I lost ray
senses? or do my eyes deceive me?
Jaconde, Euphrosine, come with me!"
The professor laughed heartily. Ha
could scnrcelynw nit their return. When
they nt last appeared, his daughters,
with an almost idiotic expression on
their faces, his wife's thoughtful andi
restless looks fi-sed upon him, he
thought he would burst from laughing,
Suddenly his wife, forgetful of good;
manners and their children's presence.
ran up to him, exclaiming:.
"Are you crazy? Why do you cany
on like a fool? What has happened In
this house? Only day before yesterday
I ordered the coerings of the set in
your study turned, and the furniture
polished and varnished, for which I
spent ten dollars, and now what Iiiip
has been playing tricks on roe? I Ceo
the same dirty, old and worn silk ou
top as before ! How is such n thing pus.
sible ? It is enough to lose one's senses,
nnd you persist in roaring nt my per.
But the professor hnd now stopped
laughing. And ns for the expression of
his face, it differed not an iota from
those of his two daughters.
"Wife," he said, mildly. "I do vo
comprehend nt all. What are you tn!k
ing about, hating the coerlng of that
set turned? Know then, that not you,
but I had this done yesterday. I in.
tended it as a surprise for you."
"What? You did, jesterday?"
"Yes, my dear, jesterday! And al
wns finished bj' eening. Now you will
understand why I took the key of lay
bedroom door w ith me. But come, con.
fess! wns I not practical?" And again
the professor began to indulge in laugh
ter. But his wife did not feel like join
ing in his hilaritj.
"Husband," she sobbed, with trtm
bling toice, "supposing I were to tell
you thnt day lyjfore jesteidaj', I nnd
the two girls, together with a couplo.
of upholsterers, have had that f urnitfira
repaired right here on this spot?"
"And supposing I were to tell yen,''
he interrupted her angrily, "thntl haul
had the furniture repaired jesterday,
do you hear? yesterday!"
"Yesterdny? rcallj", do you mean jls.
terday? Ilea; ens! what hae jmi
The poor woman dropped faintly into,
"Unfortunate man, what have you
"Done? Why, I had the coierir.g
turned, the "
"Yes, you had the good side of tho
covering turned inside, after I had it
turned the other way the day before,
"W h a t!"
The professor seemed to understand
at last, for he shot out of the room nnd
made for his study. When he reap
peared after a considerable delay, he de.
clared that it was all true enough and
the furniture looked as bad as eier.
"Just think of it, dearest," he ret
marked, half jokingly, half in nnger,
"nnd tho upholsterer had even warned
me that the goods looked like new, and
needed no repairing!"
But the Joke fell flat. His wife wua
not so easily quieted.
"And pray, how much did you pay to
that conf , I mean to that upholstarc.
"How much? Why, $15!"
"Fifteen dollars!" the now thorough
ly roused woman repeated. "Fifteen
dollars!" She tore her handkerchief in
"I tell you what it is," she added in
her most positne tone and manner.
"Now, I absolutely insist on n new set
of furniture, and what is still more.ono
for $150, because for less than thut I
cannot duplicate n set similar to ours."
Tho poor, vanquished professor felt
cheap. He said nothing. But when
Fomc days later he found a new set in
his study, and also a bill for $150, he
swore to have no more surprises; but
he paid the bill. From the German, In
N. Y. Sun.
Philosophy is a bully that talks
very loud when the dnnger Is nt a dis
tance, but the moment she is haul
pressed by the enemy she is not to bo
found at her post, but leaves the brunt
of the battle to be borne by her humbler
but steadier comrade, religion, whom
on most occasions she affects to despite,
A dream of the moon signifle- n
sudden nnd entirely unexpected lAtimr
j1 MONEYS OrTDaHIl BUSINESS
on to increase, .
WABKHfOTOif April 8. The-awditor
ofthe-poat office department haajust
submitted a. re port -of money orderbus
iness for the -quarter ended December
81,1895, which still, farther illustrates
the wisdom of the reforms carried out
by the -Dockery commission, which ad
vised i a. new form of money order, a
new system of moneyorder accounting
and reduced the old schedule of fees.
The wisdom of the change-is shown in
the fact that the auditing of the money
orders -is now for the fliet time in a
quarter of a century up to date, while
there has been a very large increase in
(he volume-of business -under thenew
schedule of fees.
During the last fiscal yean the total
volume ofi money order business
amounted to' about $332,000,000, while
for- the quarter ended January l'.last
the volume of business aggregated
8105,715,971.05, which, indicates an in
crease in the volume of money order
business during the -present fiscal year
of about 8100,000,000.1 The revenues of
the money order system under the re
duced 'rates have never been-equaled
by any preceding quarter imthe his
tory of the system except for the single.
quarter enaea uecemoer 31, lsas, wnen
the rates were very much higher.
HALF A MILLION LOST..
Brunswick, Qa- he Victim at a DUastroos
Bbunswick,., Ga.,. April 3. A fire.
started about-, 1:30 1 p. m yesterday
which swept away many of the most
prosperous business. enterprises of the
city, and for a time it was feared the
whole town, would burn.. The flames
started on, the Brunswick &. West
ern railroad wharves and in an hour
the wharves, two large warehouses,
a number. of- cars, including the
freight therein, were-- consumed, en
tailing a loss to the company of
$200,000, partially- insured. The extenH
slve property of tho Downing comJ
pany, dealers In naval stores,, became
iirnited, and the-structure with its val
uable Btoak was-consumed. Their loss
is estimated at 8200,000, almost covered
by insurance. The flames then swept
up Bay street and a large portion of J
tne business section or the town was-
in danger. As it was some 13 stores,
including the stock, were destroyed,
the loss on these being about 8100,000;
Insurance, $70,000. The- fire spread, to
the Ocean hotel block, but did not
make much headway, the loss to, the-
hotel being about $.'0,000.
CHINA IN THE POSTAL UNION.
This Hhii tha Establishment at a Reg-alar
Washisoxox, April. iThe Chinese
government has decided to enter into
the postal union. The entrance- of
China into the universal postal union
would mean the operation of all tho
regularly organized governments of
the world, save the Orange Free State
in Africa, under one postal treaty.
The adhesion of China to the big postal
compact would necessitate the estab
lishment of a regular domestic postal
system in China, which now has only
a crude scheme by which letters are re
ceived at private offices and distributed
by private carriers. It would also put
the Chinese empire in regular postal
communication with the rest of the
world. The request for an admission
probably will be submitted at next
year's postal congress, and on the
empire's suggestion, following the
precedent set by the Australian col
onies, be made to take effect imme
diately, instead of a year later, as
COLOR LINE DRAWN.
Proposition to Fat u Negro on tha BUhop'l
llanch Sammarllr Dlipoted Of.
New York, April 3. The color line
was distinctly visible for a short time
in yesterdav's session of New York's
Methodist Episcopal conference. It
was precipitated by a resolution of
Rev. Delos Lull, which recommended
that tho general conference take un
der consideration the advisability and
expediency of putting a colored man
on the bench of bishops. This was
characterized by Rev. C. H. McAnenny
as an attempt at special legisla
tion for the colored race, many
of whom, he said, had shown
themselves ungrateful for favors re
ceived. "Take Fred Douglass," con
tinued Dr. McAnenny, "who was held
up as an ideal man by those of hia
race. In what way did he benefit
them? And when he died, did he leave
a penny for -their improvement?"
Several other members spoke in the
same strain, after which the resolution
disappeared from sight without having
been put to a vote or laid upon the
Prohibition Fleht In Iowa.
Des Moines, la., April 8. The Mulct
law won a decisive victory yesterday
in the senate, the liquor manufactur
ing bill being defeated by a vote of S3
yeas to 27 nays, with one absentee.
Following as it does the defeat of the
question of the resubmission a few
weeks ago, yesterday's vote practically
settles the prohibition fight in this
state, which permits liquor to be sold
in this state but forbids its manu
Ohio' Theater Bat Hill a taw.
Columbus, O., April 3. A novel
measure, aimed at high theater hats,
was enacted into n law by the legisla
ture yesterday. It provides that any
manager permitting any person to
wear a hat or other headgear in a
theater obstructing the view, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be
Tha Lincoln Bonis to Be Purchased.
Wasjiinoton, April 3. An amend
ment to the sundry civil bill providing
for the purchase and repair of the
house in which Abraham Lincoln died
in this city was adopted by the house
of representatives yesterday. The
house is directly opposite the theater
in which the president of the United
States was assassinated more than 30
years ago and has been utilized recent
ly as a Lincoln museum. The Lincoln
house, as it is called here, is to be
placed under the care of the memorial
society, organized by an act of con
t Kress for that purpose.
NATiONALv lANKv NOTES:
Tha AmoonbXow In Circulation AeeotjHaf
to-tha- 'iraniary- Camptraller'ir ufclei j
WajmiXGGox, Aprils. The monthly
statement, of the comptroller of thi
currency shows that circulation of 'na
tional banknotes is $221,2T,805, an in
crease for-tke year of 813,777,661 fand
for the month of 84.134,31. . The cir
culation based on United States bonds
amounts-tot, $199.723, 005, ani increase
since, JIaroh 31, 1895, of 819,875,622 and
since February 20 last of f $-1,674,05 L
The circulation secured by lawful
moneys amoonts to $21,603,800, oide
crease for .the year of 86.097,961 and for
the monthioi $539,711. , The amount ol
registered bonds on deposit! to secure
circulating-notes amounts to.8222,033,-
800 and to -sctnre public deposits $17,-,
Tea .Italian LoeeTbelr.Xlree-hja Ten-.
aaent Hone Fir.
Bbookits .April 2: Fire, destroyed
a ramshackle, tenement house yester
day, morning and ten ox Its .occupants
ItaliansrT-nere smothered, in theic
beds. The building was Oi, four-story
brick., a ti 30 Union street.' At present
the polioe have reached no definite con
elusions to the cause and, origin of
the fire., The fire, was discovered by a
passerby in i the street i shortly after
four o'clock this morning. By the
time th fire-department apparatus-ar
rived t&e building was fairly in flanaes.
Some-af.the persons asleep above man
aged! to escape by the,- windows, and
fire eseapesr.bat the firemen could do
nothing for.- those who had not been
aroused before the stifling -smoko-over-cama
SLEERERS-, FQfc ALU-.
A Bill Before Conjrreu That TOIUiGtve
Poor People Rights wlth.tha.Bleh.
Washington, April 2r-Congrsman
Moody,, of Massachusetts, , offered in
the house- a bill to reqv-ina railway
companies to provide, sleeping- berths
for all classes of passengers. The bill
in its eWctflanguaffVpjravidfts that all
common carriers engaged.in'iaterstate
commerce by railroad, and, running
night service shall accommodate the
poon class of passengers with sleeps
ing bertha as, goodi and as cheap
as the berths available in common cars
under tho Bradstreot patent issued
Februany 26, 1695. The price for a
night's rest shall. be-not over 50 cents
per passenger, so tha working claes.of
people- shall be- recognized properly, on
IRON CHANCELLOR HONORED-
Kaaj Remembrance Bent Prlne BbbJ
narcK on Hla Slit Birthday-
FKiEDRicnsBuaa,. April 2. Princ
Bismarck was 81 years old yesterday,
and in honoc oi his birthday bands,oi
music playedj in, the Schloss park, all
the morning. Representatives of the
Hamburg senate,, bearing the congrat
ulations of that body, with sewnaX
friends, arrived here during the day
and waited vpon Prince Bismarck, who
also received many floral tributes, and
presents, and largo numbers of tele
grams, including one from Prince
Henry, of Prussia.
FIVE LIVES LOST.
Dead)? Work ol a Boiler Kxploaloa at
Greenville, Miss., April 2. At two
o'clock yesterday afternoon two mas
sive boilers of the Planters' oil mill
at this place exploded, wrecking the
mill property and causing the death
of five men and injuring half a doaen
others. The explosion occurred while
the manager was at dinner, and the
cause is stated to be a dry boiler. After
the wreck of the plant by tho explo
sion fire seized the ruins, but this was
suppressed by the fire department, not,
however, until the bodies of the killed
bad been badly charred.
VICTIMS OF A FRESHET.
Five People Drowned and reat Los of
Property In Virginia.
Middlesboko, Ky., April a Easter
and Allle Anderson and their three
children, together with two horses,
were drowned by the freshet in Pow
ell's river last night They lived on
its bank in Lee county, Va., 20 miles
from here, and the river came down
with such forco that they were over
taken and drowned before they could
escape. The latest news from that sec
tion Indicates great loss of property
Ilhodo leland Goes Republican.
Providence, B. L, April 2. With
only five districts in the state to hear
from, Gov. Lippltt is re-elected by a
plurality of over 10,000. .The total
vote, with five missing districts, is as
follows: For governor, Lippltt (rep.),
25,115; Llttlefield (dem.), 15,638. Lip
pitt's plurality, 9,4 77. Last year Gov.
Lippltt carried the state by 10,721, and
his plurality this year will be about
the same figures. The democrats
acknowledge that the election is a
clean sweep for the republicans, as
they have lost Cumberland in the as
sembly fight, and the republicans carry
Object to Ureen Colon.
Washington, April 2. The Ameri
can Protective association has taken
offense at the order of the navy de
partment directing that all torpedo
boats, rams and like craft be painted
?reen instead of white, and threatens
to secure the impeachment of Secre
tary Herbert unless some other color
is substituted. Protesting petitions
have been coming to the department
ever since it became known that Assist
ant Secretary Mc Ad oo signed the ordett
on St, Patrick's day.
Nine Perish In the Flood.
Bristol, Tenn., April 2. Further
news of the loss of life by high water
in this section was received here
yesterday. A waterspout in Turkey
Cove, Va., drowned four children and
three other persons wore reacted, from
tho tide. In Russell county, Ya.,
Charles Holt and child and Capt Jen
kins and two children were drowned.
The Curfew Will Ring la Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., April "a. -Tho city
council by a vote of thirteen to four,
has passed the curfew ordinance oyer
the mayor's veto, and the law will go
into effect at once. ,
Avnrwiw MELD UP.
y meMeir Bok - amnaai a
on tne-'rree maw.
LfcaaucoKj. M April a-Oif etwt
laund cannon i boll' trahr. Nov f. ob the
1st Louis &Sn FraBciacc railroad.
JvafrfieldJup.tbvoe- miles- eaat ol hero
early yesteriayv morning by three
'nrasked metii aard'tfae-sarfa blows opea
and robbed. The robbers boarded) tho
train at this fdaee and, -iter reaching'
theaceneofthe robbery, held up the
agineer-and fireman aadi stopped the
train and, wiftvthe engineer i front
of themrmardbed'-to- the- express- car.
The messengerr refusing to ope
the door, it was -blown open witlp dyna
mite and the safe c racked! and xbs con
tents removed.. Several packages of
valuable-paper -were found1 this, morn
ing bestde-tha- track with, some-money
which had been overlooked in the hurry-
of departure.- The-gmssengers were
not molested.. The- engine- wos-"de-tached
and run by the robbers- te
Sleeper-,- .where- it. was abandoned- Jk
brakeman hurriedibacJkto the oity and
started Sheriff' Jones andi a, poasa- oa
the .track of ithe robbers.
Tne Yells-Fargo,to.Go, expseaa. offi
cials say th amount ofi money secured ,
by -the robbers was-only S1,2TS Aboat
1QO mounted) men are ib pursuit of the.
robbers. . Hoadi Agon Bradway is in
Lebanon superintending the- bnav
BloodhouEds-wlllibe pub om the trail,
and everp means, known to. railroad
and express seereU service aa well aa
the local authorities, will be used to ,
capture tie outlaws.
VENEZUELAN FM AS EVER,
Report i That Indemnity ton Cnau Aiiesta
Will Ba Paid Is Denied.
Caraoas, Venezuela Apail 2. A re
port reaches here-from New York that
the Venezuelan, government here haa
agreed to pay Great Britain $5y00O in
demnity for the- arrests in, Uruan. It
is claimed! from, the highest authority
that the report ik untrue. Venezuela
has refused to. pay on cent of indem
nity, for what is known aa tne Uruan
incident aa. long aa England claims .
the- men were- - arrested oa
British soil;: has refused" to do
anything in, the premises unless ,
England changes the words "British
soil" in her demand to ''disputed terri- .
tory." Furthermore-. Venezuela will
net pay any indemnity to Great Brit- .
oin until after the American commis
sion on tie Venezuelan boundary .--cakes
its. report. England has not
yet changed the phraseology of her,;
demand. Public opinion is strong-,.
against ay payment
ONE AS GOOD AS THE OTHER,;.
Mother next Daughter Exchange Bablee lor -voluntarily
Shamokin, Pa., April 2. Mrs. John,,,
Morton, of Irish Valley, was being de-
livered of a child yesterday when her
daughter, Mrs. Hannah Foster, of
Trevorton, who was at her mother'a ,
bedside, was taken sick suddenly, and
also gave birth to a child. Both
women occupied the same bed, aqd.i
tho attending physician mixed the
babies. One of the children is,, a t
boy and the other a girl, butj no,,
body knows which belongs to which i
mother. At length Mrs. Morton said i
sho would take the girl, as she had i
several sons already, and would really v
prefer another daughter, whereas Mrs.,.
Foster wanted a boy. As the matter -stands,
Mrs. Morton does not know?
whether she Is nursing her daughter r
or her granddaughter, nor does, Mrs...
Foster know whether she Is rearing
her brother or her son.
N ATU RAL COLORS PICTURED;.
A Chicago Han'e Dtacovery Promises ,.te
Revolutionize the Art.
Chicago, April 2. James W. MeDon.
ough, of Chicago, who, according to.
the records in the United States patr
ent office, was the first American to.
make a practical telephonic receiver
and transmitter, has recently, per-
fected a process by which natural col
ors are photographed. Theevjdenceav
of this important fact are actual
photographs of landscapes,, mem
women and paintings, taken with, an,
ordinary camera, developed and
printed by every-day processes, but
differing from ordinary, photograph
in that the colors, as well as the- linan,
lights and shades, are present
DIAZ ON MQNRQEISf..
Mexico' Preeldent In Syznpatbr with, the
United States on Thl Proposition.
City of Mexico, April lj The Mexi
can congress opened yesterday. Presi
dent Diaz's message-contains aa ex
tended reference- to the- Monroe doc
trine and an emphatic declaration ot
sympathy therewith. Without enter
ing into the merits-, of the Venezuelan,
controversy, he declares, that every
republic on the western, hemisphere
should announce that any attack on
the part of a European, power with a .
view to extending territory or altering
republican institutions should be con
sidered by each an individual attack.
CURED) OF CONSUMPTION.
Remarkable Recovery ofra Xoaog Woman,
Elwoqoi Ind., April 2: Faith and
prayer has again wrought a miracu
lous euro. Consumption in its last
stages had placed its-destroying mark
on Miss Bessie Dean, a young woman
welLknown in the northeastern portion
of this county. Suddenly she refused,
all medical attention, declared that
she would be cured through her faith
and through prayer. She began to.
grow better at once, and on yesterday
was able to do light housekeeping..
Her cure has. created intense excite
ment IN A DEPLORABLE CONDITION.
The Situation la, Armenia Ilu Mot Im.
prated aa Yet.
New Yobk, April 2. The national
Armenian relief committee received
the following letter, dated Oorfa, Feb
Ta massacre ot December 28 and SB left over
1.60U -oldowH.-among the Armenlaa survivors;
And 4i5O0 fatherless children. The relief work
has Just begun and Is simply appalling.- The
Armenians aro very timid, and so few of their
men are left that they are relwetant to attempt
to distribute aid even to theAr own people. We
try to Invostlgoto the need of all and to treat
all sufferers with Impartiality. We need, tl.QOA
a week for at least two r ify$. m.qn.tfc&
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