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THE MONSTER OF THE AIB.
Science Striving to Bridle tlie Untainted Tor-
nado Investigation by tlie Signal Service *
Washington dispatch : The phenomena
it tornadoes , to tho scientific study of
which Lieut. John P. Finley , of the signal
lorps , has devoted about eight years , are
ow so well understood as -warrant the
belief that trustworthy Training may soon
bo sent out to the inhabitants of localities
rhich may be threatened with the disas
trous visitations. Daily predictions are
in fact being made at present , having begun
last year and continued through the tor-
oado season and resumed recently upon
the return of Lieut. Finley from an inspec
tion tour in the west. The percentages ol
reriflcations is already gratifying , though
tho predictions are as yet largely experi
mental , and are embodied in daily pub-
fished bulletins of tho signal office only
when conditions favorable to the creation
of tornadoes are very pronounced. In
tuch cases severe local storms are noted as
FEATUBES OP THE TORNADO.
Lieut. Finley recently described the
known phenomena of tornadoes and the
end towards which tho present researches
are .directed. These storms have distinctly
marked characteristics and are by no
means to bo confounded with hurricanes ,
"blizzards , " cyclones , or "northeasters. "
Their tracks nro never more than a few
hundred yards wide and their forces are
jenerally exhausted by the time they have
traveled tho course of forty or fifty miles ,
though in this latter respect they are quite
variable , some having been traced by their
lines of devastation more than 180 miles.
Their rotary motion , which is greatest to
ward the center , sometimes reaches the en
ormous rate of 200 miles an hour , while
. their forward movement , always from
southeast to northwest , ordinarily does
not exceed forty or fifty miles. They are
usually unaccompanied by electrical dis
turbances and are believed to bo unin
fluenced by electrical conditions , though
. thunderstorms sometimes follow them a
few miles away.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER STORMS.
There is a distinct and curious relation
ship between tornadoes and tho general
storm center , which is always apparent in
their uniform relative positions , the tor
nado always occurring southwestwardly
from the center of low barometer and at a
distance of from 100 to GOO miles. The
shape of tho general storm center , tho direc
tion in which its longest center lies , and the
appearance of the upper and lower clouds
enter as minor elements into the problem
out of which tho weather experts hope to
work a complete system of tornado warn
DOME OP THE TORNADO.
' The visits of the tornado are commonly
between 2 and G o'clock in the afternoon.
Its home is an area of which includes the
whole of Iowa , all of Missouri except tho
southwestern corner , the northwestern cor
ner of Arkansas , the northeastern part of
Indian Territory , Eastern Kansas , Eastern
Nebraska , Southern Minnesota , Southern
Wisconsin and Western Illinois. Here its
season extends from April to August inclu
sive. It is a frequent visitor to two or
It has a strip along the Gulf and South
Atlantic , which takes in the central por < -
tions of Alabama , Georgia and South Car
olina , with termini in Mississippi and North
Carolina , "over which its devastations are
confined to the months of January , Feb
$ ruary and March. Anotherincludes a por
tion of Southern and Central Ohio , a large
portion of Pennsylvania , a small area in
Maryland , a strip acrossNew York and the
corner each of Massachusetts and Connec
ticut when it is in season only during the
months of August and September.
Lieut. Finley further said : ' 'While a
most interesting scientific question re
specting the origin of tornadoes , the laws
which govern them and their relationship
to other metorological phenomena remain
to be answered , the more practical ques
tion as to when and where they are likely
to appear seems to be advancing rapidly
toward solution. Interests which are sub
ject to disaster from tornadoes are alive to
the importance of the work in progress.
The intending purchasers of farms apply to
the signal office for information respecting
the liability of their selected locality to
disaster. To such are sent the records of
the past as far as they are known.
Whenever Lieut. Finley travels in pursuit
of his studies , farmersand villagers press
for information. To these he says that
nothing raised by the hand of man above
the surface of the earth can withstand a
tornado. He advises them to seek their
dugouts upon the appearance of the por
tentous signs of disaster , and there await
the passage of the storm. For their prop
erty he advises insurance so that thelosses
of an individual may bo shared by his more
fortunate neighbors. Insurance comnanies
which last year "wrote" § 40,000,000 in
tornado policies are eagerly awaiting the
completion of a map now in process of
making , which will , it is expected , greatly
narrow the so-called tornado regions , and
perhaps show that large portions of them
have never experienced a severe storm.
Upon this map Lieut. Finley proposes to
show from the complete record of several
years and data" , as far as obtained for
many previous years , the average number
of tornadoes for each locality per annum.
XRIT2AX TREATMENT LN A HOSPITAL.
WJiat is Said by Small-Pox Patients in Mon
treal The Charges Being Investigated.
Montrerw dispatch : Miss Flora Campbell
and Miss Bush , who have been patients in
the small-pox hospital , make some very
damaging charges against the system of
treating small-pox patients in the hospital.
They state that they were put in beds which
had been occupied by other patients , and
that the sheets had not been changed ; that
some of the poor creatures in the ward in
which they were had the disease very bad ,
and that the smell was dreadful ; that at
tendants bade them good night when they
were most needed ; that the first night Miss
Bush was in the hospital she was given a
T > ed without bedclothes , and she was forced
to lie there all night as she came into the
building ; that a little girl brought some
food to them , carrying the bread in
her bare hands , on which marks of
email-pox were still fresh ; that pa
tients changed their own clothes as long as
they were able , and when they were not ,
those patients who could go about did it
for them ; that they were often ill during
t1 , the night and wanted attendance when
there were no nurses about ; that during
the night some patients would keep knock
ing against the wall or floor , but no one
went near them to see what was wanted
and no assistance was given to those who
were unable to get up ; that patients had
sometimes to wait for hours for a drink ,
.and that those whose eyes were closed with
the disease sometimes begged for a long
time for a lotion that was used to wash
them before they could get it ; that the dirt ,
and filth , and vile smells were terrible ; that
as soon as the breath was out of a patient's
body men came and sewed it up in a sheet ,
and/nst > ad of lilting it on stretchers , letit
fall to the floor with a thud that startled
every one in the ward. These charges are
being investigated. The officials of the
hospital deny the truth of them , and Dr.
Nolin has been requested to prepare an
official statement for the medical-health
AN ACCIDENT TO A CIRCUS TRAIN.
It Breaks in Tieo , Hurrying Five Blcn Into
Eternity A Long List of Wounded.
St. Paul dispatch : A terrible accident
happened on the Fergus Falls branch of the
Northern Pacific road seven miles west of
here this morning , by which five men lost
their lives and thirty or forty more were
moro orless injured. John Robinson's show
left Wahpeton , Dak. , for this place in two
sections. When within seven miles of Fer
gus Falls , near a small place named French ,
the head or baggage section broke in two
while going up a heavy "grade , and ten or
twelve cars went flying back at a terrific
rate. On the rear of the train was three
Bleeping cars occupied by workmen , over
209 in number , all of whom were sound
asleep and not aware of the impending dan
ger. The cars which had broken loose in
creased their speed as they approached the
second or cage section , and probably had
run a mile before they struck it. Tho engi
neer of tho rear section saw the cars ap
proaching , but only had time to stop his
train before it struck him. The brakemen
on the loose cars tried to put on the brakes ,
but they had difficulty in running from car
to car on account of tho wagons which im
peded their progress. Had the engineer of
the rear section only a moment's more time
he could have backed his train and avoided
the calamity. But it was too late , and the
cars struck his engine with tremendous
force , throwing threoBleepers from the track
and smashing them beyond recognition.
The result was soon apparent. More
thnn a hundred men were buried in the de
bris. The scene can hardly be described.
The night was fearfully dark and the groans
of tho men were appalling. The people in
the rear section at once began the work of
removing the men , five of whom were found
dead and many others wounded and bleed
ing. Word was at once dispatched to this
city and a train in charge of Supt. Vining
at once hastened to the scene , and the dead
and wounded brought to this place. " Tho
work of removing men from tho debris was
a sorry task. A man alive and uninjured
was taken from under two dead ones , and
i was simply a miracle that he escaped.
The following is a list of the dead.
Geo. Krauser , said to have a brother in
the hardware business at 4.2 Main street ,
Roberts , first name unknown , hired out
at Wadena Friday night , and wanted to go
Charles Wallace , joined at Portland ,
Oregon , antecedents unknown.
James Wilson , train watchman , lived at
the Hummel house , Cincinnati , formerly on
the police force of that city.
Samuel Blair , joined at Colfax , W. T. ,
The following is the list of wounded :
Wm. Winfield , of Appamatox , Va. , not
expected to live.
James Eccles , Nova Scotia , boss hostler ,
shoulder dislocated and injured internally.
Ed Ziegler , Cincinnati , leg hurt badly.
James Coleman , colored , injured intern'
P. Jenkins , boss canvassman , Cincinnati ,
jaw and shoulder hurt.
Henry Boise , Norwich , N. Y. , slightly in >
L. Turner , Iowa , ilightly injured.
Joe Brown , feet mashed.
William Murray , head jammed.
TILE FOREIGN SITUATION ANALYZED.
An Interview 117(7 * Gen. Lew Wallace , Ex-
jllinister to Tnrliey.
New York dispatch : Gen. Lew Wallace ,
ex-minister to Turkey , looking hale and
hearty at the Gilsey House , New York , said :
"I do not think any action will be taken by
Turkey until the signatory powers meet. The
Sultan has too much common sense to run
haphazard into war. He will await the issue
of a conference. In the case of a disagree
ment between the powers , ] robably the whole
of Europe will be swept into hostilities
Russia , France and Italy on the one side , and
England and Austria on the other. Germany ,
guided by Bismarck , will endeavor to act as
arbiter. Austria would immediately take
possession of ! Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rus
sia would occupy Bulgaria and Roumella.
The conference Is most likely to result in
statu quo. It is scarcely to be expected that
Europe will go to war to further the ambitious
plans of Prince Alexander , of Bulgaria.
Russia is always looking forward , and keeps
an eye on strategic points. Russia already
has a passage of the Danube. With Roume
lla she would have the Balkan Mountains
and a clear way any time Into Turkey. The
Powers desire to pluck the bird , but the
question of division can never be satisfacto
rily arranged. Turkey understands fully that
hcr , position in Europe depends upon their
rivalry. The small Powers , each adjacent ,
want a slice of territory when a division oc
curs. Greece , for her part , woulfl make an
effort for Macedonia , but In that comes con
flict with the ambition of Servia. So you see
how many complications can arise in the
Bulgarian question. "
THE PROSECUTIONS FOR POLYGAMY.
A General Epistle to tlie Church From
Apostles Cannon and Taylor ,
Utah dispatch : At tho Mormon general
conference to-day a g3neral epistle to the
church was read from FristPresidents John
Taylor and George Q. Cannon.
"Time has revealed , " says the epistle , hi
referring to the pending prosecutions for
polygamy , "that the Edmunds bill was not
enacted in the interests of morality , but
was expressly designed to destroy tho prin
ciple of the Mormon religion. The grossest
immoralities on the part of non-Mormon
flourishing under the very eyes of the law'a
administrators are viewed with indiffercnct
If committed outside tlie matrimonial re
lation. The Mormons removed from that
tenet of their religion are unmolested. "
The letter continues : "We did create the
celestial marriage. We cannot renounce it.
Qod revealed it , and has promised to main
tain and bless those who obey it. The
only course to pursue is to maintain ouz
covenant and trust in God. "
The recent ruling of courts is declared
most extraordinary , allowing an indict
ment for each day lived in illegal cohabita
tion and rendering possible life imprison
ment and an enormous fine to each indi
vidual accused , whereas the law specifiei
only six months' imprisonment and $300
Bne. The appeal recently made to Presi
dent Cleveland is referred to , and tho hope
expressed that he will soon give the matte ;
attention , " as the rights of the people are
being grossly trampled under foot.
The Mormon motives for espousing
plural marriages are declared to DO gen *
orally misunderstood , the institution being
iccepted only in consideration .of its being
by divine command , which brings damna *
tion if disobeyed. The belief is professed
that the present crusade will convince the
people there is something more hi polygamy
Alexander U. Anderson , commissioner tor
special days of the New Orleans exposition ,
aas designated March. 15 and 16 as American
KBugatnck , Conn. , bas a violinist named
Bunnell who Is more than 80 years of age ,
and his violin , he says , was made three hun
dred years age. HeTalues it at $5,000.
THE SOCIALISTIC LABOR PARTY.
Their Recent Meeting in Cincinnati and tlie
The members of the Socialistic labor party
met In Cincinnati Oct. Stb , Mr. Seibert In the
chair. After the preliminaries were transact
ed the following platform was adopted :
As work Is the only creator of all wealth ,
and civilization fa Injustice , therefore those
that do this work should reap Its fruits ;
therefore , we declare a just and equitable
distribution of the fruits of labor Is impos
sible under the present systems , owing to
production by gigantic means since the dis
covery of steam power and introduction of
machinery , the acquirement of which Is im
possible except to the few. These modern
means of production benefit only one class of
society. Where formerly one worked lor
himself alone , there are now hundreds and
thousands who work In shops , factories and
large farms. The results of their labor ac
crue only to the owners of machinery , facto
ries , mines and the soil. This system de
stroys the middle-class , creates two separate
classes , wage workers and bosses. The evils
that arise from the system are a plantless
system of general production , the destruction
of natural and human forces , the continual
uncertainty of the material existence of the
wage worker , the suffering of the proletarian
masses , and the colossal accumulation of
wealth In the hands of the few by the present
condition of wage workers , who in the midst
of their productions , live in poverty and de
pendence , which barely and most disagreeably
furnishes wage-worker only sustenance.
Those who work little or not at all live In
affluence through these productions. Such a
condition of affairs , which must grow worse
under existing circumstances , is against the
interest of manhood and Is ontagonistlc to all
justice and true democracy. It destroys the
very essence of our constitution , which says
that all men shall enjoy life , liberty and the
unrestrained pursuit of happiness. It short
ens and threatens life by creating want and
suffering , and destroys liberty by making the
wage-workers dependent upon his boss. It
also makes political freedom impossible , and
checks the pursuit of happiness. Happiness
is not attainable where life and liberty are
threatened. To change this state of affairs
we seek to establish a system o co-operative
labor ; that is , we demand not only that
wage-workers shall labor in common , but the
result that labor shall accrue to the laboring
classes with all Its benefit is possible only
when the means of production are in the
hands of the wage-worker. We therefore de
mand that the right of private property , such
as machinery , factories , etc. , shall vest In the
people. By this change the establishment of
co-operative production and the distribution
of its benefits according to the wants and
works of producers , under the control of an
organized society to overcome the continued
oppression of the wage-worker by the capital
ist , the socialist labor party is formed. We
seek the practical realization of our de
mands by striving to gain possession of polit
ical power through all practical means.
THE WYOMING RUMPUS AND RIOT.
The Force at Roc7 : Springs Tlie Rascally
Talking with a prominent railroad man
yesterday , says the Omaha Republican ,
about the manner in which those sixteen
men were released at Rock Springs , he said :
According to tho jury who tried them , there
never was a riot there ; neither were there
any Chinamen killed or houses destroyed
by fire. In a burlesquing manner he thought
it doubtful whether there is such a place as
Rock Springs and didn't know for certain
that there had ever been a Chinaman there.
The trial of those fellows he characterized
as the most consumato farce ever perpe
trated upon any community. The result ,
however , had been anticipated because both
the grand and tho petit juries were com
posed of men living in tho place and more
than half their number were miners. Who
is the Rev. Timothy Thurloway is a ques
tion that is now beingasked. He comes to
the front with a declaration of vindication
for the men who were arrested and held to
answer for the great outrage committed. It
is claimed now that the Chinamen set fire
to their own shanties and burned them in
order that the white men might not gethold
of their treasures and their money. But
that is not at all likely. In fact , it is known
that some of them carried their money with
them when they flew into the mountains.
While"running , one man fell down , his
money belt broke loose and spilled § 2,500
out on the ground , which he lost. Certain
ly the white miners , who were chasing him ,
picked it up.
The company has completed the erection
of forty new houses for the Chinamen and
they are working the mines to their fullest
capacity. This trouble , however , has com
pelled the company to buy a great deal of
coal east and have it shipped to all points
along the road.
SOME 1'OI.ITIUAI. GOSSIP.
The New York Herald accuses the presi
dent of obstinacy in refusing to turn men
Cut of oliice without cause.
Gen. Rosccrans has declined tlie invita.
tion of the Ohio democrats , who wanted
him to take part in the present campaign.
The Washington Post declares that the
present administration is not itself in favor
of a high protective tariff , and was not
elected to favor those who are.
The Mobile Register candidly admits
"that the superior intelligence of the south
ern whites has led them in localities where
the negroes preponderate to resort to
various devices to avoid the rule of ignor
ance and dishonesty. "
At the white house it is declared that a
letter printed by a number of papers in
Washington on the New York state elec
tion , purporting to have been written by
the president to a friend in Buffalo is a
forgery. The only , utterance the president
has made on subject was an answer which
he dictated to Col. Lamont , his private
secretary , to an inquiry sent him by a cor
respondent , and was as follows : "The
president is a democrat and it is strange
that any person should question his posi
tion. He earnestly desires the success ol
his party , in the pending election in New
York as well as elsewhere , and any asser
tion to the contrary is utterly and ma
liciously false. "
SIN always begins with pleasure and
ends with bitterness. It is like a colt ,
which the little boy said was very tamo
in front , and very wild , behind.
Jim Ffak'8 big steamboat , Plymouth Rock ,
which coit him $500,000 , after"having been
u ed some time as a skating-rink , u to be sold
at auction to satisfy llabiUtea against her.
One hundred million pounds of honey Ii
the American croo foretold lor 1885.
A. SOU ) , SAD HAN HALTED.
Vie Sfieriff of a NebrasJea County VTlng
Sidney ( Neb. ) Special to the Omaha Re
publican : Chris Kline now lies in the bos
pital suffering from a bullet would inflicted
by Deputy Sheriff John B. Stetson whila
resisting arrest at Longpola yesterday
Klino and a man named Chas. Holman
alias Grouchy , assaulted Morris Davis , a
leading citizen here and an employe of the
railroad company , on Tuesday night , beat
ing him with a piece of iron and nearly
choking him to death. They mistoook
Davis for Sheriff Carley , against whom an
animosity existed on account of arrestini
them some time ago. They fled in the
darkness. When the affair became known
Sheriff Carley and Deputy Stetson sur
mised whom the assailants were , and they
were seen at Lodgepole by an agent of thi
railroad company yesterday. Carley am
Stetson took a passenger train for Lodge-
pole. The objects of their search were
soon discovered and on being told to throw
up their hands Holman acquiesced , 'bui
Kline ran and Stetson after him. Severa
shots were fired at him , one of which took
effect back of the right shoulder. He fell
crying "You have winged me this time.1
He is shot through the lung. Both prison
ers were brought here. Kline's wound Sa
pronounced by the physician fatal and hi
cannot survive long. It is only regrettec
that Holman did not get the same punish
ment , he being the worst of the two anc
discharged from company "C , " Twenty
first infantry , for theft somo time ago.
A STRIKER SHOT DEAD ,
The Labor Demonstration in Si. Louis Re
sults in One If fun living Killed.
Dispatches from St. Louis giving accounts
of tho street car drivers detail the killing of
John Harvey by an officer in the following
language : Tho first really serious event ,
and one involving loss of life , occurred
about 3 o'clock this afternoon on Stod-
dard avenue. One of the cars of the Union
Depot line was coming up the avenue in
charge of Policemen Griffiths and Hannon
and , when near Hickory street , it was sur
rounded by some fifty men , who began to
cut the harness and make other demon
strations. The officers twice ordered them
to desist , but they paid no attention to the
command and assaulted the officers with
sticks and rocks. Hannon was struck
with a rock , and Griffiths was knocked
down by a man named John Harvey.
While the latter vas beating Griffith , Han
non drew his pistol and shot him in the
head , killing him. The body of Harvey
was taken to the morgue and Hannon
went to headquarters and reported the af
fair and was placed under arrest. Four of
the rioters in the Twelfth street bridge af
fair , four of the Chauteau avenue gang , five
ol those who upset cars on Washington
avenue and six of those who stopped cars
on O'Fnllon street are under arrest. Wm.
Jackson , chief clerk of the Arlington-hotel
at Hot Springs , while going to the fair
grounds in a Cass avenue car , was struck
by a rock during the riot and had his jaw
A PLUCKY SOUTH CAROLINA GIRL.
She Drives Jflne Prisoners Into Ttieir Cell *
and Prevents Their Escape.
Columbia ( S. C. ) dispatch : The jail at
Camden has fora longtime been considered
insecure , and for this reason the prisoners
have recently been kept in their cells and
not allowed the privilege of the corridor.
The jailer is a cripple and has been confined
to his bed for several months. During thia
time his duties have been attended to by
his daughter. Miss Gnskins , and she has
proved herself well worthy of the trust re
posed in her. On Friday evening a new lot
of prisoners were received at the jail , and ,
as the prison was crowded , nine of them
were locked up in an old cell which had not
been used for some time. In the niht ; ; one
of the prisoners managed to get out of the
cell into the corridor , and by some means
procured a piece of iron , with which he
broke the look and released the other eight.
They immediately began prying off the bara
from one of the windows , and in a few min
utes all of them would have been free. At
this juncture , however. Miss Gaskins heard
the noise. The plucky little woman at once
picked up a bar of iron , unlocked the outer
door , and rushed into the corridor , where
the prisoners were working at tho window.
She drove every one of them back into theii
cell , in short order , and kept guard at the
door until the sheriff arrived and took
charge of the jail and managed the prison
ers , several of whom are noted negro des
peradoes , and one a convicted murderer
under sentence of death.
ROBBERY OF A BULLION TRAIN.
Four of the Escorts Killed While Defending
Eagle Pass , Texas , dispatch : Reports have
Leen brought to Monclova by freighters from
the Balsa Naplnl mines to the effect that one
of Houston's bullion trains , in charce of Mr.
Morrison , had been attacked by robbers while
en route from the Sierra Mojada mines to
Parral station , on the Mexican Central rail
way , whence the bullion was to be shipped by
express to the United States. It Is reported
that four of the escort were killed and it Is
feared that Morrison , who was well known at
Eagle Pass , Is one of the victims , as he has
not been heard from. The freighters say
that after having routed the escort , the rob
bers drove off the pack mules laden with bul
lion , Mr. Houston purchases the bullion
from small miners and makes weekly trips to
the nearest railroad stations where it can be
forwarded. How much bulh'on there was on
the train Is not known.
Train Robbery in Pennsylvania.
As the regular train from Hollldaysville
was nearing Allegheny Furnace , Pa. , on the
morning of the Cth , five men took rosscssion
of one of the crowded cars and while three
of them intimidated the passengers with re
volvers the fourth went through the car ana
robbed such of the occupants as he chose to
select. One of the passengers made such a
show of resistance that he was attacked with
a huge knife and cut through the hand. The
conductor next granpled with one of the
robbers and was dracged out on the platform
of the car and beaten with a revolver handle.
The robbers then pulled the he'll rope and
jumped off , escaping to the woods. The
Pennsylvania Railroad Company has sent out
oitccrs in pursuit in all direction ! .
HER FAST IS ENDED.
A Syracuse Woman Dies After Having Eaten
no Food for Fifty-Nine Days.
Syracuse ( N. Y. ) dispatch : Mrs. Veronica
Bulla , who performed a remarkable fast in
this city , died this morning. Her fast be
gan August 10th , fifty-nine days ago , and
since that time she did not touch a morsel
of solid food , living entirely upon water , in
which small quantities of morphine were
dissolved. When she first declined to par
take of food she weighed 140 pounds. As
she lay upon a couch this morning her
bones nearly protruded through the skin ,
which lay in wrinkles , and her eyes were
terribly sunken. Since the death of her
husband , eight years ago , in an insane asy
lum , her mind had been affected.
The Cast Iron Man.
An appointment has just been made
in Washington which , for lack of any
thing moreimportantcauses consider
able comment , says a Pittsburg Dis
patch correspondent. John C. Collins ,
known as the "Cast Iron Man , " was
sworn in as laborer at the Geological
survey , and assigned to run the eleva
tor. Collins was formerly an English
prize fighter , and for several years past
has kept a sort of private gymnasium :
the principal feature of which was a
scientific boxing school. He has given
a great many lessons in the manly art
to prominent public men of the day.
Senator John A. Logan is one of those
who formed Collins' aristocratic
classes. AVhen Logan was in bad
health he began taking a series of
lessons in boxing of Collins , and in the
course of time became very proficient
with the gloves.
Collins is a brawny Englishman ,
weighing about ISO pounds , all muscle
and activity , and is termed the cast
iron man , from his ability to take
punishment. It is related how Logan
gradually improved under his tutor's
instructions , until the Illinois states
man one afternoon "knocked oat" the
cast iron man in three rounds , much
to the latter's astonishment.
One day , while Grant was President ,
a party of young bloods went to see
Collins , under the escort of Col. Fred
Grant. After taking a turn at the
rings , dumbbells and horizontal bars ,
one of the party , a well made young
Englishmen , struck the fancy of the
cast iron man , who induced him to
put on the gloves.
"I won't "hurt you , " said Collins ;
"don't be afraid. "
The young Englishman smiled and
took his guard. In a few passes he
showed that he was not wholly ignor
ant of the rules of the ring , and had
some knowledge of the art. This fired
Collins , who saw an opportunity to
show off his skill belore Col. Grant.
Now , Collins is very clever at the dodge
game , and it takes a good man to hit
him , even without "putting up his
"Don't be afraid , " said he to the
young Englishman ; "hit me , knock
me down , " and ho dodged several live
ly passes in the most scientific style.
Suddenly the young man reached out
his left duke and lifted , the casb iron
man clear off his feet.
"That's very , very clever , " stam
mered Collins picking himself up put
of the sawdust , and feeling of his jaw
doubtfully. "You are real English
you know. Didn't you think you
could do it. Try it again. "
The party then formed a ring and
declared that the game should pro
ceed according to the regular prize
ring rules. "Don't you be afraid to
hit me. " said the young Englishman ,
as he took his guard. "Let us have
it up and up now , in two rounds. " At
it they went , and the result was that
the young man knocked the cast iron
man out in three well contested rounds.
"Who are you , anyhow ? " demanded
the breathless prize fighter. "I have
fought some fights , and had a good
many matches , but you are the most
scientific sparrer I've met yet. You
are a professional. "
"My name is Sartoris , " said the
young Englishman , laughing. "I'm
Grant's son-in-law. "
Diet in Later Life.
It is during the latter third of his
career that the softer and lighter foods ,
such as well-cooked cereals , some light
mixed animal and vegetable soups ,
and also fish , for which teeth are bare
ly necessary , are particularly valuable
and appropriate. And the man with
imperfect teeth who conforms to
nature's demand of mild , non-stimu
lating dietary in advanced yeais will
.mostly be blessed with a better di
gestion and sounder health than the
man who , thanks to his artificial
machinery , can eat and does eat as
much flesh in quantity and variety as
he did in the days of his youth. Far
ibe it from me to under-value the truly
artistic achievements of a clever and
experienced dental surgeon , or the
comfort he affords. By all means let
us have recourse to his aid when our
natural teeth fail , for the purpose of
vocal articulation , to say nothing of
their relation to personal appearance
on such grounds the artificial substi
tutes rank among the necessar es of
life in a civilized community. Only let
it be understood that the chief end of
teeth , so far as mastication is con
cerned , has in advancing age been to a
great extent accomplished , and that
they are now mainly useful for the pur
pose just named. But I cannot help
adding that there aresomegroundsfor
thebelief thatthose who have through
out life from their earliest years con
sumed little or no flesh , but have lived
on a diet chiefly or wholly vegetarian ,
will be found to have preserved their
teeth longer than those who have al
ways made flesh a prominent part of
their daily food.
The Povrer of Sympathy.
At the last meeting of the French
Academy of Medicine , Dr. Brown-Se-
quard related a very remarkable in
stance of the power of sympathy which
came within his recent observation.
A littlegirl was looking out of a window
in a house in the Batignolles a few
days ago. The lower sash was raised ,
and the child had placed her arms on
the sill. Suddenly the support on
which the sash rested gave way , and
the window fell with considerable force
on the little girls arms , inflicting a
severe bruise. Her mother , who was
in the room at the time , happened to
look toward the window at the mo
ment of the accident and witnessed it.
She fainted with fright , and remained
insensible for a minute or two. When
she recovered she was conscious of a
severe pain in both arms , and on ex
amining the seat of it she was amazed
to find on each arm a bruise corre-
spondingin position to that left by tha
accident on the child's , though more
A Noted Parisian litterateur's Itecolloo-
tlons of llalfu Century.
Under the title , "My Confessions :
Recollections of Half a Century , " M.
Arsene Houssayo has brought out ia
Paris the last four volumes of his rem
Mme. Emilode Girardin , the renown
ed daughter of Mme. Sophie Gay , was
one of Houssaye's intimates , and
the story of her life was told him by
its heroine a few days before her death.
The circumstances that led to her es
trangement from her husband are re
counted as follows :
"Mme. do Girardin knew love but
knew not passion. She sought tha
hour of dawn , but was afraid of sun
stroke. One day a terrible drama
was acted. A man of fashion a dan
dy , as they said at the time , had
thrown himself at tho feet of tho tenth
muse. She laughed , but tho lover was
in earnest. Her heart was touched ,
but she did not yet open her arms. Ho
grew desperate and committed all
Kinds of follies ; he frequented women
and gambled , thinking that women
might make her jealous and that
wealth would enable him to triumph
over her. He lost on both sides , and
lost his mind in the bargain. He vis
ited Mme. Gay at Versailles and told
her that he was about to die on her
daughter's account. In his madness
he spoke of a debt of honor that he
had to pay that very day. Mme. Gay
who had passed through all tho
dramas of passion , pitied his
despair , because it was gen
uine. She dispatched shall I say it
her latest lover to her daughter to
beg her hasten and rescue a man over
board. Mme. do Girardin hurried to.
Versailles without knowing exactly
what she was about. The man" knelt
to her , but she could save neither his
honor nor his reason ; ho wanted to
fly with her , and she wished to remain
Mine , de Girardin. When he saw that
his prayers were in vain he killed him
self in her presence. He did himself
justice by firing a pistol ball into his
heart. Mine , de Girardin fell on her
knees and raised his hand , which re
mained handsome and lovely to the
last. Then the door opened noisily
and a man appeared ; it was M. de
Girardin. 'So you love him well ? '
cried he to his wife. She arose , _ digni
fied , proud grand. 'Yes , monsieur , ' I
love this man , but I have only loved
him since he has died. ' "
BALZAC'S LAST nouns.
The last hours of De Balzac were
described to Houssayo by Eugene
Giraud , thepainter , whosestory is now
"The dying author , who was not
seriously alarmed , because Mme. De
Balzac possessed the art of deceiving
him , wished , notwithstanding , to ask
his medical adviser a few questions.
'My dear doctor , ' said he , 'I am not
an ordinary man ; I should not like
death to take mo by surprise , and I
still have much to do to complete my
work. Tell me the whole thruth. How
hiuch longer do you think I can live ? '
The doctor gave no answer. 'Come ,
doctor , do you think me a child ? I tell
you once more that I must not dielike
an indifferent person. A man like my
self owes a will to the public. ' The
word will loosened the physician's
tongue. If Balzac owed awill to the
public perhaps one was due to his wife
and family. 'My dear patients.uid
he , 'how much time do you require
for what remains to be done ? ' 'Six
months'replied Balzac , with the air of
a man who has made a careful
calculation. And he looked steadily
at the Doctor. 'Six months ! Six
months ! observed the latter , shaking
his head. 'Ah ! ' exclaimed Balzac sor
rowfully , 'I see you will not grant mo
six months. Give me at least six
weeks ! Six weeks with a fever are an
eternity. The hours are days. And
the days are not lost either. ' Tho
Doctor again shook his head. Balzao
raised himself up , almost indignant.
The Doctor had taken his patient's
summons too seriously ; he had decid
ed to tell him the truth. Balzac con
tinued : 'If your conscience does not
deceive you , do not deceive me. What
can I hope for ? You will surely ac
cord me six days ! ' The Doctor could
say nothing ; he turned aside to con
ceal his tears. 'Six days ! ' repeated
Balzac. 'Well , I shall point out
broadly what I have to do in order to
put on the finishing touches , and my
friends will dot the i's. I shall have
time to glance rapidly over my
fifty volumes. I will tear out the bad
and emphasize the good pages. The
human will does miracles. God
created the world in six days. I can
give immortal life to the world I have
created. I shall rest on the seventh
day ! " Then came a painful look and
a still more painful siqh. Since Balzac
began enumerating his terrible ques
tions he had grown ten years older.
He was voiceless and could not con
tinue andressing the doctor , who was
voiceless to answer him. 'My dear
patient , ' said the medical man at last ,
endeavoring to smile , 'who can prom
ise a single hour here below ? A man
now " in good health maydiebeforeyou
do" But you ask me to tell the truth ;
you spoke of a will that was due to
the public. ' 'Well ? ' 'Well , the will
to the public must be drawn up to-day.
Beside , you have perhaps another will
to frame ; you must not wait until to
morrow ! ' Balzac raised his head.
'Then I have six "
but hours left me !
he cried out in terror. And he fell
back on his pillow. The Doctor's
last word was a death-blow. The dy
ing agony of him whosenamehadbeen
Balzac began. He sought the truth ;
the truth killed him before his time. "
The London Globe says it has good rea-
aon to believe the marquis of Sali&bury ill
utilize his visit to the continent to inter
view the leading European ministers and
diplomats , with aview to Rmoothinthe
asperitiesatpresentexiitin in the relations
between England and some of the foreign
Two hundred and forty friendly natives ,
in one of their own steamboats , accom
panied an English steamer 140 miles north
of Suakin on the Red sea , to the village of
Shinat , which was attacked nnddestrorwl.
The British and their allies in this bitt'e
killed a large number of the Arabs who in
habited Shinat , and captured enough siain
and cloth to make a large cargo.