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BOLT AGAINST BOIES
And the Sixteen to One Free Coinage of
Silver bjr Old-Line Sound-Money Demo
crats They fielleve Such m Policy. If
Adopted. Would Involve the Itusiuess of
the Country in General Disaster.
Burmxgtos. Ia., June 11. A bolt
gainst Boies and free silver, which
has been maturing here among the
sound money democrats, was sprung
yesterday. President llalduin, of the
St- Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern
railroai and Senator T. i. Harper,
Cashier J. J. Fleming of the .State
bank, and several other prominent
members of the democratic party in
southeasterudowa, are the originators
It is said the pledge which is being
circulated and signed on all sides
really means a bolt of the entire dem
ocratic ticket It is to be worked all
over Iowa immediately, and then
spread to other states. The pledge
"The undersigned democrats hereby
form an association to be known as
the Democratic Sound Money club.
We pledge ourselves that at the com
ing general election we will not vote
for any candidate for president or
member of congress who is not known
to be opposed to the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver at the ratio of
10 to 1 under the present conditions,
and regardless of the commercial
value of silver.
Such a silver policy, adopted, would
reduce our currency at once to the
single silver standard and involve the
business of the country in general dis
aster. No party considerations what
ever can induce us to support it."
Adopt a I'latforni with a CioliI Standard
I'lank In It.
Bai.timohk, Mil., June 11 The Dem
ocratic state convention was called to
order shortly afternoon in Ford's opera
house by Hattersley W. Talbot t. chair
man of the State central committee.
He said only a few words before intro
ducing Hon. Arthur 1. Gorman as tem
The senator spoke briefly. He in
veighed against McKinley and his pro
tection ideas. He urged the democrats
to harmonize their differences and con
cluded Ids short address with the
statement that the convention should
select delegates to the national con
vention with a view of keeping the
financial standing of the state at a
high standard. This sentiment was
interpreted to be in favor of the sound
money men. and they applauded it,
while the white metal men looked dis
gusted. The chairman of the committee on
resolutions reported in favor of tariff
reform, as enunciated in the platform
in Chicago in 192, and indorsed 1'resi
ient Cleveland. In relation to tha
financial question the report favored
the gold standard and opposed the
free eoiuage of silver at 1G to 1.
A minority report was offered as a
substitute for the financial plank of
the niajoritr report, and was rejected.
The financial plank of the platform
as adopted is as follows:
"Helieving that the true interests of
the people require that the earnings
of agriculture and trade and the
wages of labor should be paid intact in
money that is intrinsically worth in
all the markets of the world what it
purports to be worth, we demand the
maintenance of the existing gold
standard of value, and further, that
the government shall keep all its obli
gations at all times redeemable and
payable in money of the greatest in
trinsic value and of the highest stand
ard adopted by the civilized nations of
the world, and wo therefore resolutely
oppose the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at the ratio of 10 to 1.'
A DRUNKEN BRUTE
"(Shoot Ills Two Stcp-Iauliters for Re.
fusing to go for Ileer for Iliui.
Ciiicaoo, June 11. William otter, of
411) McLean avenue, shot his two step
daughters last night while under the
influence of liquor. Otter went home
drunk and walked into a room where
were sitting his two step-daughters
and their mother. He asked the eldest
girl, who is IT years old, to go after a
can of beer for him. This she refused
to do, and the father became enraged
and drawing a revolver began a pro
miscuous shooting. The older girl was
hit in the breast and the younger one,
aged seven, received a bullet in the
abdomen. Mrs. Otter was not struck,
lioth girls were sent to the hospital,
where it is said the young lady will
recover, but that the little g-irl will
probably die. The father was ar
rested. UNDERBID THE BRITISHERS.
An Alabama Concern to Supply Italian
Steel Makers With tig Iron.
11 rm inch am, Ala., June 11. One of
the most important deals in pig iron
ever made here was closed Tuesday
when the Tennessee Coal, Iron ,t Kail
road Co., the most extensive producers
in the south, concluded negotiations
with an Italian steelmaking concern
at Genoa, Italy, io supply them annu
ally for a term of years with ro.OOD
tonz of Alabama pig. The sale was
made in competition with Knglisa iron
makers, who have heretofore been
supplying the Genoa parties, the Ala
bama company being ab'e to underbid
the Hritish makers.
A BIG PETITION
"For the Pardon of Capt. Wibor Pre
sented to the I'residcnt.
Washington, June 11. The petition
-for the pardon of Capt. J. H. S. Wiborg
of the steamer Hor.sa. recently con
victed f or his connection with a fili
bustering expedition to Cuba, was pre
sented to the president The petition
was indorsed by nearly all the mem
bers of the senate and house, ir
respective of party, and by newspaper
men and ship owners along the At
lantic coast The latter speak very
highly of CaDt Wibora-'a character.
Summary of Reports Received by the
Agricultural department Showing the
Condition and Prospects of Cotton and
Wheat Crop, and Incidentally, that of
Other Small i rains.
Washington, June 11. The consoli
dated return of cotton reports to the
statistical division of the department
of agriculture for the month shows the
state percentages of acreage as com
pared with "tast y.-ar to be as follo.vs:
1'iT It-IUS 118
lit Arkansas 1.W
111 Tetines-ee II
1 1 :i l.i.liau Territory 121
...112 Missouri l'!l
...114 Oklahoma - l!H
. . 10."
The general average is 11C-.0, being
1.33 increase over the May statement.
The average condition, of the crop for
June 1 was:
Virginia HI I.uisiai.a W
North Carolina Texas ''!
South Caroiiaa Arl;;nias HI
eoivia 1" Tenneee lis
Kloriila ,sr Missouri !"
Aialian:a 1', tieneral average 17. -
In the Atlantic states, in spite of the
dry weather in early spring, the crop
is a little earlier than ustta:. Poor
stands, on account of drought, are re
ported from two counties in North and
South Carolina and seven counties in
ieorgia. Hut the crops are in tine con
dition as respects both cultivation and j
grsvth throughout this region. In
Florida the crop is late and stands are j
poor on account of the excessive !
drought. In Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and j
Indian territory the crop is not very
earl-, but stands are good and out
look promising for a full crop. Iu a !
few localities, however, there are re-
Dorts of damage bv worms and lice. !
In Texas the conditions have been
less favorable than in the Atlantic and
gulf -states. The eold and damp
weather at seeding time not only
makes crops late, but has resulted in
infesting many fields in a large area in
the southwestern partof the state with
all manner of insects, doing damage to
the plant. A considerable improve
ment, however, has been made with
in the past month. First plantings
seem to be doing much better than
late ones. In many heavy producing
counties the stands are good and giv
a close approximation to full crops.
Acreage of Whrat and lVrci-ntase of
Washington, June 11. The acreage
of wheat ami percentages of areas
harvested last year Iiav3 been obtained
from a greatly enlarged list of corre
spondents, inquiries being addressed
in particular to lu.ooO uf the principal
millers throughout the country, to
whose careful comparison of present
acreage with that of previous years
many corrections of the preliminary
estimate of December last are due.
There has been some diminution of
winter area, owing to the total failure
of the crop in some sections, the
ground being plowed up for spring
wheat or oats.
These returns reduced to acreage
give for the principal winter states:
California, 3,011,000; Kansas, 2,t'.S4,0OO;
Ohio, 2,422.00(1; Indiana, 2.2114,000; Illi
nois, 1,900,000; Missouri, 1,413,000;
Pennsylvania, 1,23'J,000; Michigan, 1,
202,000; total winter area. 23,7114,000.
Spring wheat and oats: Minnesota,
3,200,000; North Dakota, 2,. -.30,000;
South Dakota, 2,403,000; Nebraska, 1,
224,000; total spring area, ll.!i2e,000.
From Minnesota the department
agent reports a much larger area than
in 1S1i5, partly owing to the plowing
up of fields of winter wheat and rye,
but principally to the fact that farm
ers increased the spring wheat area at
the expense of other crops, consider
ing it a better investment than oats,
rye or corn. Since the May report the
condition of winter wheat has fallen
4.S per cent., that of June being 77. 1),
against S.'.T on May 1. The percent
ages of the principal states are:
Pennsylvania 7i Illinois 7
Kentucky Missouri rv
Ohio W Kansas sj
Mii him 7:i California M
The condition of spring wheat indi
cates a prosperous yield that closely
approximates a full or normal crop,
the average of the country being D'J.'J
per cent The average for the year
ISSr. was 07.8. The averages for the
principal spring wheat states are as
Minm sma Itt South I'akota Ill
Wisconsin 1 1 North I'akota 101
Iowa li CI Washin'toa !-fl
Nebraska lu,Oreton sj
The percentage of the combined win
ter and spring wheat acreage is 101,
and the condition of all wheat is 87.6.
The preliminary report places the
acreage of oats at per cent of last
year's area, and the general condition
at S.S, against S4.3 fr the same date
in ISltj. The acreage of rye is U0.U. The
acreage of barley is S0.9 per cent, of
the area of lA'.Ct, and its condition
stands at per cent
From Kurope a prevailing lack of
ram is reported, with injury to crops
generally in Spain, Italy and Great
iiritain. Hay and pasture injury is re
ported in France, but wheat is es
pecially abundant. Prospects are av
erage in Austro-Hungary, Ron mania
and Hulgaria, and exceptionally good
iu tiermany and Ktissia.
Kkw Yoi:k, June 11. The Nuehfc
feld Haynes Piano Co. made an as
signment yesterday. Liabilities, S35,
0 0; nominal assets, S.'il.ooa The com
pany was incorporated in 1SH3 with a
eapital stock of S.".0,00(.
REED AND M'KINLEY.
Oota. Indulge to Some Extent in Literary
Washington. June 11. Speaker Reed
has accomplished a great deal of lit
erary work within the last few months,
notwithstanding his duties in the
house. One of his undertakings in this
line has been the preparation of a
preface to a life of Henry Clay. Both
Reed and McKincy have been engaged
on contributions for this work, but
McKinley, who has been writing a
chapter on Clay as a protectionist, baa
been somewhat tardy in his portion.
Trovsded for by the Session of Congress
Just Cloned Heavy Increase of the Pub
lic Iebt. and Consequent Additions to
the Annual Interest Charge The Treas
ury as Left by the Harrison Adminis
trationMr. Sayers' Statement.
Washington. June 11. Mr. Cannon,
republican, of Illinois, chairman of the
committee on appropriations, submit
ted to the house to-day the usual state
ment regarding the appropriations
made at the session of congress just
ended. He said:
"The appropriations for the session
just closed amount to &M."i,7."iy,s20.41.
This includes Sll'J.0."4,lGt under per
manent laws, of which amount 5."i0,
000.000 is for sinking fund and S 10,
500,000 for interest on the pub
lic debt, or S3.3."i..i14 more than
was included in the statements of ap
propriations, and is on account of an
increase of S102,31o,40d iu tite bonded
indebtedness of the present adminis
tration up to February, IS'j.",, the in
terest and sinking fund charge on ac
count of the later bond issue of S100,
000,000 in February, lS'.'G, amounting
to !-4.4(.0,00, not being included.
"The excess of expenditures, 112,
Cie,4s3.7C, over revenues for the tirst
two years of Mr. Cleveland's present
administration, together with the ex
cess of expenses over receipts of S2t,
504,!iSl.t)4 for the first 11 months of the
present tiscal year, 1SDG, has been met
out of moneys derived from the sale of
"When Mr. Harrison retired from
the White House on March 4, 1SU3,
there was a net cash balance in the
treasury of 5124,12,OSI.SS. On June 1
of this year, but for moneys derived
from the sale of bonds, there existed
an actual deficiency in the treasury
of 520,201,002.27. "
Mr. Sayers (dcm., Tex.), the repre
sentative of the minority on the ap
propriation committee, also presented
a statement. He said:
"If the present congress had rigidly
refused authority for additional con
tracts, and had appropriated only to
meet the immediate fiscal year's re
quirements, the next congress and ad
ministration would have been in a pi
sitiou to largely reduce appropriations
and expenditures, and the administra
tion of the government could easily
have been turned to an economical
method of governmental expenditure.
This, however, has not been done, and
the majority in congress uiu.st be held
responsible for this grave dereliction
in public duty."
The appropriations made by the past
three congresses and at the present
session follows: Fifty-first congress,
both sessions Sl,0:!."i.ijso.li)l); fifty-second,
both sessions, 1.02", 104,547; fi f ty
third, three sessions. Sl.ts'.l,231,2i5; fifty
fourth, first session S."15,7;"'J.S20.
SKELETONS EIGHT FEET HIGH
Important Discovery In a Mound Near
SritiNtii-'iKi.i), O., Juue 12. Some
boys, while playing on Harrett's
Mound, in the village of Spring Val
ley, southwest of here, discovered a
number of human bones that had
been unearthed by the upheaval of a
tree during a wind-storm. Excava
tions were made, and four bodies were
found resting iu the ground where the
tree had stood. All had been buried
with the heads to the east, indicating
reverence for the sun, and one of them
was found in a reclining posit ion. One
had beeu covered by mussel shells, but
on being exposed to the air the shells
crumbled to dust.
The skeletons indicate a race of peo
ple close to eight feet in height, and
from relics and other indications were
apparently warriors, and belonged to
souie prehistoric race. The skeletons
were viewed by an immense throng of
people. When an attempt was made
to navve them they fell to pieces. Fur
ther excavations will be made.
ALONG THE DRAINAGE CANAL
luaket of the International Conference of
State and Provincial Hoard of Health.
Chicago, June 12. After a brief
morning session spent in discussing tha
problem of filtration of a city's pol
luted water supply, the International
conference of state and provincial
boards of health became the guests of
the drainage trustees.
The doctors were taken on a special
train along the great channel, stop
ping at all important points. The en
gineering achievements were ex
plained by Chief Engineer Randolph,
of the board, and at Willow Springs,
where the party took luncheon. Presi
dent Eckhardt delivered a comprehen
sive address on the drainage and com
mercial waterway projects involved in
the channel, which had cost at present
S21,250,0")0, the estimated total expen
diture being 2:5,000,000.
A LIVELY DEBATE
Of the Resolution to Kliminate the Social
Features from Future Conventions.
Chicago, June 12. At the morning;
session of the National Local Freight
Agents convention yesterday, there
was a lively, debate of the Kansas City
association's resolution to eliminate
the social features from future con
ventions. The delegates from Pitts
burgh, Cincinnati, 1'uiTalo, Louisville
and New York, vigorously opposed the
idea of depriving the members of their
only annual outing, and the majority
went so far as to order all mention of
the subject emitted from the records.
The afternoon and evening were spent
by the delegates and their ladies iu
THE TARIFF QUESTION
Enters Into the Dellteratioiisof the Amer
ican Association of Nurserymen.
Chicago, June 12. The tariff ques
tion entered into the deliberations of
ths American Association of Nurssry
men at their second day's session yes-
i terday, and the political feeling en-
gendered lifted the proceedings above
j the technical. A majority of the nurs
j erymen present are high protective
tariff advocates, and the free trade
minority brought up the question ag
I gressively when the depression in tha
I nursery lusiness was beine discussed.
THE UNION LEAGUE
Of the Greatest Republican City of the
Country to the Republican Convention
Suggests Doctrines aud Principles chat
Should be Kmbodled iu the Platform
and Carried Out by the Party if Sue.
cessful at the Polls.
Philadelphia, June 13. The Union
league, through a committee appointed
for the purpose, yesterday afternoon
adopted the following address:
To the Xaiion il Conecntivii if the Iltjtub-
Toe Union league of Philadelphia,
the representative republican organi
zation of the greatest republican city
of the country, respectfully submits
for your consideration that the pres
ent hindrances to the prosperity of the
First Uncertainty as to the main
tenance of the existing jjold standard
Second That deficiency of govern
ment revenues which has compelled
an increase of the national debt iu or
der to defray the necessary expenses
oi the administration.
Third The departure of the Wilson
bill from that policy of protection
to American labor to which this coun
try owes that unparalleled prosperity
which it eu joyed during the years pre
vious to 1SU4.
Considerations of public interest and
political expediency dictate the adop
tion of a platform which shall de
clare with absolute clearness that
the republican party adheres to the
policy of protection and reci-prociti-;
demands the enactment
of laws which will give to the
government an adequate revenue;
opposes the free coinage of silver, aud
insists upon the maintenance of the
existing gold standard of value. Noth
ing short of these explicit and posi
tive declarations will assure the peo
ple that the republican party, when
again intrusted with the responsibil
ity of administration, will resist any
debasement of the standard of value;
will protect the wages of American la'
bor, and will restore national aud in
Signcd-J James V. Watson,
Chairman of Committee.
K. A. Hancock,
ALLISON MAY STEP ASIDE
If Juhn II. Gear Is ;iven a Shorr foe
Des Moinks, la., June 12. A story is
told upon apparently trustworthy au
thority that the Iowa delegation to
St. Louis will follow the lead of Man
ley in admitting the nomination ol
McKinley on the first ballot, and go
furtiier than the Maine leaders aud
not allow Allison's name to be pre
sented to the convention. In this case
it is said efforts will be made io secure
the nomination for the vice presidency
for John H. Gear. Ten days ago the
Iowa delegation had about concluded
to advise Allison to withdraw from the
race, but friends of Allison in Wash
ington objected. Now the story goes
that Allison realizes that McKinley is
bound to win and desires to help the
republicans of Iowa out by permitting
thctn to climb into the band wagon
without delay. The withdrawal oi
Allison is said to be assured if the
prospects for Gear's nomination
A SPECIMEN PLANK
That Has Iteen Cut and Fitted to Insert
in the Platform.
St. Louis, June 12. Following is a
specimen financial plank -that will bo,
at the proper time, offered for insertion
in the republican platform:
"We believe that our money should
not be inferior to the money of the
most enlightened nations of the earth,
and we are unalterably opposed to
every scheme that threatens to debase
or depreciate our present monetary
standard. We favor the reasonable
use of silver as currency, but such use
should be to the extent only and under
such well-defined regulations that its
parity with gold as currency can be
easily and efficiently maintained. As
consistent bimctallists, we are op
posed to the independent free coinage
at a ratio of 10 to 1, as a measure
fraught with certaiu disaster to all
commercial interests, destructive to
the interests of the wage-earner, and
in the absence of international agree
ment sure to lead to silver mono
A d:sa GREEABLE SURPRISE.
Mr. Bted'a Friends Cannot Understand
Why Mauley Flunked.
Rockland, Me., June 12. Hon. C. E.
Littlelield, chairman of the Maine
delegation, when asked yesterday for
his views of the situation, with refer
ence to Mr. Mauley's statement that
McKinley would be nominated, ex
pressed himself as very disagreeably
surprised at the position taken by Mr.
Manley. He thought it an extraordi
nary thing for him to do, and said
that it placed the delegates that
were still loyal to Mr. Reed is a most
uncomfortable and embarrassing po
sition. The tendency of Mr. Mauley's
statement would be to discourage Mr.
Reed's friends and destroy any chance
he might have for success. He could
see no occasion or excuse for such a
statement by him at this time, unless
its purpose was to aid Mr. McKinley,
and Mr. Manley was not understood to
be devoting his time of late to that
The Dedication of the Great Auditorium
at St. Louis.
Sr. Louis, June 12. The Republican
convention auditorium was appropri
ately dedicated Wednesday night by
an assemblage of several thousand peo
ple, who listend to good music and
eloquent oratory. The speakers were
Capt Frank Gaiennie, chairman of the
dedicatory committee; Sam M. Ken
nard, president of tho Business Men's
league; Gov. Stone of Missouri; Mayor
Walbridge of St Louis, and ex-GoT.
btannard, and a great deal of enthusi
asm was evoked by some of the patri
otic utterances of the speakers.
AM IMPORTANT MOVE.
leetlng of the Executive Committee of
the National Association of Manufae
turers The Membership and Scope of
Work of the Association Seeking Fed
eral Aid and Studying Foreign Methods.
Chicago, June 13. The executive
committee of the National Association
of Manufacturers met at the Audi
torium annex yesterday. There were
present: Theo C. Search, of Philadel
phia, president; E. P. Wilson, Cincin
nati, secretary; Warner Miller, New
York; C. C. Mitchell, Chattanooga;
John H. Howarth, Detroit; Charles E.
Lock, New York; Edward II. Sanborn,
Philadelphia; Franklin Fish, South
Hend; Thomas P. Egan, Cincinnati;
John B. Kirk. Chicago, and Robert
In calling the meeting to order pres
ident Search said:
"The work of the last four months
has greatly broadened the member
ship, and nearly every manufacturing
industry of importance now has rep-
J resentation in the association. Sus
picions of political purposes have donj
great injury to the association. Our
business motives and business meth
ods have impressed themselves on the
business men, and it is now pretty
generally understood that the assoei
tion is essentially and wholly a busi
The president said he regarded the
bureau of publicity recently estab
lished in Philadelphia under the direc
tion of Edward IL Sanborn, one of the
most important acts of the executive
committee. Much good had also been
accomplished at Washington in con
sular reforms. The senate committee
on commerce had in charge the plan
of the association to create a federal
department of commerce, and an in
fluential committee of eastern men had
its promotion in their permanent keep
ing. The president reported that the com
mittee had sent a committee of manu
facturers to Mexico and Robert 1.
Porter who had recently returned from
a tour of Japan in the association's
interests, would soon have his report
read- for publication.
The report of the Mexico committee
would also soon be ready. A repre
sentative had bean sent to Denmark to
study the commercial conditions there.
The establishment of commercial
agencies in foreign countries was rec
ommended and the president an
nounced a committee of six to attend
to the matter.
July 1 30 prominent manufacturers
in nearly every department of trade
will leave ma body for Sout.i America.
The association has obtained conces
sions from several of the republics
there for permanent warehousing and
exhibition of American manufactures.
The president reported valuable
work on behalf of reciprocity and the
restoration of commercial treaties,
which were in charge of a special com
On the Report that Gen. Lee AT 111 'ot be
Permitted to Visit American Prisoners
New Yokk, June 13. A Herald. spe
cial from Washington says:
State department officials are slow
to believe the report that Capt-Gen.
Weyler has any intention of prevent
iug Consul-General Lee from visiting
American prisoners in Cuba. Any ac
tion by the captain -general having this
in view would call forth a strong pro
test to the Spanish government
The right of representatives of this
government to visit Americans in
prison has never been questioned, and
the administration would not permit
infringment of it, especially in Cuba,
The frequent capture of Americans
and their imprisonment there especial
ly require the services of consular of
ficers, and the necessity of the lattct
talking with their countrymen.
The authorities say that if any Amer
icaus are in confinement in Morro
castle, or any other place, held by the
Spanisli troops, Cousnl-General Lee
has the right to visit them, and Smtin
will not be permitted to controvert it
A PLAUSIBLE SCHEME
For the Introduction of Amerlcaa Goods
Washington, June 13. E. H. Flu
aiaciier. United States consul at Mara-
caibo, reports to the state department
that the government of Venezuela
has made contracts with tra. Har
per, representing the Philadelphia
museums and American Manufactur
ing association, for the establishment
of a permanent exhibition ol
American goods in Caracas, with theii
own building and other permanent ex
hibitions in Valencia, Cuidad, Bolivat
and Maracaibo. The purpose of the
exhibition is to give the Venezuelans
an opportunity to formally inspect
and compare our goods with those
of tho old world. Mr. Plumachet
says that Germany, England and
France overrun South America
with commercial traveling agents,
mostly energetic young men, well
versed in the Spanish language and
the customs of South American people.
A commercial traveler for an Amer
ican house is seldom seen. Mr. Plu
macher thinks the permanent exhibi
tions will help American trade with
out the great expense attending send
ing agents to South America.
PIllaKed and Burned by Turks.
Casea, Crete, June 13. Reports have
been received here that the Turks have
pillaged and burned 20 hamlets in th
interior of the island.
RHODES WOULDN'T SIGN,
So Banishment was Added to Ills Fine of
Pretoria, June 13. The fines of
23,000 each, which were imposed upon
Reformers Phillips Farrar, Rhodes
and Hammond, have been paid, and
Phillips, Farrar and Hammond sigted
a document pledging themselves
to abstrain from interference in
Transvaal politics, after which their
banishment was cancelled. CoL Rhode
tn &;rn the agreement to ab
stain from interference in politic and
banished lor ate.
Czar Nicholas LI. expects a possible"
czarewitch some time next fall, says the
London Court Journal.
The angel. Gabriel, through Mile.
Couedon, has sued a Paris newspaper
for libel, asking for $i,000 damages.
Trince Henry of Prussia, the em
peror's brother, has bought Montarlier,
one of the largest estates in Lorraine.
A hundred original sketches b.7
Forain, the caricaturist, were sold for
$3.(100 at auction in Faris recently.
Elephants in Africa are becoming so
ftcaree that it is proposed to establish
protected reservations for them on ter
ritory under British protection, lika
Pupils in the German gymnasia anil
Real sehulen are steadily decreasing in
number, preferring to go to the schools
where English and French are substi
tuted for Lr.tin.
Queen Margherita of Italy's mother,
the dowager duchess of Genoa, wa3
taken with smallpox during a recent
visit to the quintal, and was nursed by
One of the most painful episodes of
the Paris commune, the shooting of
Mgr. Darlxty, archbishop cf Faris, anil
his follow hostages, was commemorated
on May 21, the 2"th anniversary, by
rcquiem masses in the. l'aris churches.
On the Malabar coast in southwestern
India there, are 200,000 Catholics, whs
came originally from Chaldea and are
Nestorians. They have hitherto had
Latin bishops, but the propaganda ha1
decided that they shall have two bishop's
of theirown rite.
When the finger nails are dry and
brittle the indication is for fair weath
er; when they are tough and pliable. and
can easily be cut without breaking,
rainy weather is probable within the
next few days.
Carpets drawn very tight when laid
upon the lloor furnish a tolerable ba
rometer. When a storm is about to
break the threads contract with such
force as sometimes to tear the fabric
or draw out the tacks.
The lew moon falling ltetwecn eight
and ten a. m. in the summer time means
a change of weather. If it has been
rainy it will become fair; ;f fair weather
has Iteen the rule, there will probably bo
a change to rain.
When the new moon comes between
eight and ten p. m. the indication is in
summer time for rain, if the wind is
from the south or southwest; in the
winter, rain or snow, if the wind ia
from the direction indicated.
In summer time if he new moon falls
between six and eight p. mfairweather
will probably ensue; in the wintertime
the weather will be fair and frosty,
provided the wind is from the north or
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