Newspaper Page Text
m Mr A Pair of Twin«. r i, er » wert two littlo kittens, a black amt a it ray, And grandmamma said with n frown: «•It will never do to keep them both. The black ouc we'd better drown. • Don't cry my dear." to tiny Bess, ••One kitten s enough to koep; 1\- 0 W run to nurse, for 'tls growing late, ' All( | urne you were fast asleep." The morrow dawned, and rosy and sweet Came little Bess from her nap; The nurse suid: "(Jo Into mamma's room And look in grandma's lap." «•Come hole,'' said grandmamma, with a smile. From tee rocking-chair where she sat; «■bod has sent you two little sisters; Kow. what do you thiuk of that?" Bess looked at the babies a moment, With their wee heads, yellow and brown, Ami then to grandmamma soberly said. '•Which one are you going to drown';'' The Smallest Man. Bebe is supposed to have been the smallest tuan who ever lived. He whs borne by a peasant woman in Lor raine, just one hundred and fifty years «go. and was called Hebe because the first few years of his life ho could articulate only '•be-bo." The day of his birth Hebe was smaller than his mother's hand. Ten days afterward he was taken to the village church to be baptized, in his mother's wooden shoe, because he was too tiny to be carried safely in her arms. During the next six months the same wooden shoe seryed as Hebe's crib. When Hebe was about 7 years old King Stanislaus Lesczinski of Poland made him "court dwarf." At the time of his introduction to court life Bebe was just twenty inches tall, and weighed eight pounds, lie never grew larger. > Bebe had a sweet little voice, a good ear for music and nimble legs lie could daney and sing with the best ■of the King's courtiers. He was very useful as a table ornament at all the King'6 great banquets. His most fam ous appearance in this rather curious role took place at a dinner which Stanislaus gave to the Ambassador of a great power. In the middle of the table was an immense sugar castle. Shortly before the guests rose to leave the door of the castle opened and a knight in full armor stepped out with a drawn sword in his right baud. All tile guests thought the knight must be some wonderful au tomaton which the king hud obtained from tue skilled mechanics across the Khine. He wasn't, however. He was none other than little Hebe, lie walked around the table, shook his sword in the face of every guest, saluted the king, and then turned back to tüe castle entrance, whore ho assumed the position of sentry. At a signal from the king every one at the table begau to bombard him with small sugar balls. Hebe hurried at once into the castle, locked the door, mounted the tower, and pre tended to return the fire by setting off a lot of perfumed explosives. In Paris a lady of the French court had been holding him in her lap be tween the courses of a court dinner. Suddenly site rose to leave the room. Her first step was accompanied by a shrill cry from the folds of her gown "Your majesty, your majesty, this lady has stuck me in her pocket and is running away with mo." The voice was Hebe's. He was im mediately dragged from the court lady's pocket and placed under the guard of two pages, who were in strutted by King Stanislaus to watch him day and night. To drive away melancholy Hebe was married to Theresa Souvray, a dwarf of abont his own age and and slightly greater stature. That was the last drop in Hebe's cup. Two weeks after his marriage he lost his «nind. Ho ceased to talk entirely, ate little, und spent most of his timo * n Ids crib. His honeymoon was barely up when he died at the age •of twenty-one. His wife, Theresa, survived him forty-two years. hatching the Prince. I found upon inquiry among the passengers of the Servia that Prince George, aside from his having done »0 much io restore peace of mind among the timid passengers, had also )een very polite in not showing any annoyance nt such of his fellows who Persisted in following him about and watching him as if he were part of the entertainment furnished by the vunard company, for which they paid their money. Iromthe kodak fiend especially the poor Prince seemed to have no escape. He is a stalwart young man, and as sack likes the air, which kept him mu di on deck. At such times he was I 'i'lentiy approached by innocent looking individuals who, while pre tending to examine a ship far off on the horizon, would suddenly lire their Kodaks at the unfortunate scion of royalty. One day a little girl thirteen years old approached the Prince on the Prince hurricane deck and said— 'Please, sir, are j George ?' ' ' es, I am Prince George,'' said he the broad shoulders, pleasantly. ''Please, may I take your picture?" child, pleadingly. the big Prince looked down at the mile gir! and replied kindly; ••Yes, ? es ' tittle one; but hurry up." Then e stood up straight aad waited for the agony. t he child drew a diminutive kodak ,r on ? und er her arm and aimed it at eirinoe. Suddenly her face grew little girl h;ul L, until the Dm lias l*a\ I nvy was a pretty light curlv liai boy, with tnd blue eyes, but ho 1 ■ ' 1 .\ stingy. One it ay ho went kitchen where his mother was at work, and saw on trio table a aucor of jolly. "Cun I have it?" asked Davy. .-Mr*. \t bite sent it to me, but I don't cure for it. and vou may have it if you won't tie stingy,'' said his mother. Davy took the jelly and ran toward t Do barn with it, thinking, • if i divide with the rest there won't be a spoon ful apiece. It is better for one to have enough then for each to have a little." So he climbed up the loft "here lie was sure no one would think of looking for Imn. Just as lie was enjoying his selfish feast lie heard his sister Fanny calling him, but he did not answer. After awhile when lie had scraped the saucer clean, lie went down in the barnyard and placed with the calf, and hunted for eggs in the cow shed. He was ashamed to go to the house, for ho knew lie had been very stingv. '■(>. Davy," said Fannie, running into the barnyard after a long time, '■where have you been? We looked every place for you." ■•What did you want?" asked Davy, thinking, of course, that she wanted him to give her some of his jelly. '■Mother gave us a party," said Fanny. "We had all the doll's dishes set out under the big tree by the porch; and we had cake und raisins; und Mrs. White saw us from her win dow, and she sent us over a bowl of ico cream and sonic jelly, left front lier company dinner. We had a splendid time, but we wanted you with us." Poor Davy, how mean lie felt! and he was well punished for eating his jelly all alone. Not Coiurorlotl. A lady was walking in a country road, and passed a district school house just as the scholars were dis missed. There were big boys and lit tle boys, black children and white children, tall girls and short girls. The teacher herself came out last, closed and locked the door with a snap, and walked away up the hill. Only one child was left, a little girl of 8 or 9, done up in a purple hood and a knitted "comforter." .Site lingered on the steps, looking sadly up and down the path and into the doorways, evidently trying to find something. The lady approached, and asked what was troubling her It was her mitten thut was lost, the child said, with perfect faith in the lady's sym pathy; she had only one left, and they were new, and her mother would scold her so! It was a new mitten, the poor little thing repeated, pitifully— red, with open work on the wrist. The lady joined in the search, but quite in vain. Then she tried a little philosophy on the youthful mind. She told tlie little girl not to care; to tell her mother bravely, and not mind the scolding. There were many things in lifeto be borne with courage; she herself had lost many things— friends and possessions aud hopes— but she had learned to be very brave about it. "Yes," said the child, to whom the argument brought no comfort, "but did you ever lose your miiten?" A Blight Boy's ronundru ni. Johnny is a bright little boy of live, and lives up town. The other morn ing, during a siege of rain, Johnny could not go out to play, but several little companions came to see him. One of the boys had been to Sunday school, and was relating what he h ad heard about how the world was made. Johnny's mother stolo silently to tho door of the dining-room, in which tho little fellows were and listened. ••God made the world in just six days, and he didn't have nothin' to make it with," she heard the small speaker say. The others were silent fora moment. Then Johnny spoke up: "And wasn't there uny world at all? Nothin' no where?" he asked. "No; there wasn't nothin' at all." ,, Well,"said Johnny, after a pause, "what did God stand on while he was at work?" And this poser closed the discussion. A Down boat. Richmond, Me., is the home of a clown goat which is a source of amuse ment all along the Kennebec. He is a pet among the steamboat men and a regular visitor at the wharf when steamers arrive or depart. One day last week Billy's owner missed him, but two days afterward, when the steamer Kennebec arrived, the goat walked calmly down the gangplank, dressed in a pair of old trousers, swallow-tail coat, and a stovepipe hat. He had been to Boston with his friends, the deck hands, and came home with an increased dignity of bearing naturally consequent upon a visit to that learned town. When the lady in the waiting-room petted him the' goat whipped her veil from her face and swallowed it in a twinkling. Then he went home in his new* togs, which he has probably since eaten. How If Arp»n fo Vanns Kjem. While two little boys wore looking over a collection of stamps, they oume across a seal of the United States war department. "I'll bet you don't know what It is," said Leo. ••I'll bet I do." replied Sidney. That is—why—that is—I should think you'd know. Leo, that means—it means—that they had a fight a few years ago, and the South tried to de part from tho North—and that s the meaning of war department. •1.00 STONE BLIND. Hit Ilia* York mun out run him down'" was o'clock the ot and Park row and ;U their busiest, says World, when a mo carrying a bundle of 1 er after H road wav the Now imn-sized afternoon weighed at j urbstono of j papers which must liavi least fifty pounds left tho l'ark row, opposite the west end of tli postotliee. and started across that thoroughfare. In bis right hand ho held a cane, and with tho cane he felt the stones ahead of him. "It's the blind man!" shouted a ear driver as he held up and let tho man pass under the noses of liis horses. ■Give the blind man a show!" cried tile drivers of several vehicles in eho and in a moment every wheel had slopped and he hud a safe road across. He found the opposite curve, dodged three or four pedestrians, and aimed to pass under the west portico of tho postotliee. He was ten feet out of bis koning. but as soon as lie touched ' of tlie heavy stone columns with ins cane ho altered his course to tho left and passed along to Broadway with twenty men and boys at his heels, lie stood on the curb for a moment, making his ears do duty for eyes, and had started to cross when a policeman took liim by tho arm and escorted him over. "Who is lie? Where is lfe going?" uiieried fifty men who saw that lie w as blind. "He's all right." answered tlie offi cer. "Few men with good eyesight can heat him traveling around." The blind man went straight down Barclay street, which was crowded even worse than Broadway, and. going at a pace which those who followed could hardly keep, he scarcely touched elbows wit 1 1 am one for tlie first square. Oil the second lie had two collisions mid had to he led across Church street. 11. got over tlie third with only one eollison, and that was not his fault altogether, and when ho reached the steps of the 1, station ho turned in and went up ns quickly as a boy of 10. He walked straight to the ticket window, dropped li is ticket in the box, and when the train came along lie got aboard as handily as tho liest man in New York. In reply to a World representative who took a seat beside him. ho said ; "My name is Benjamin Scully and I keep a newstand in Thirty-fifth street. 1 have been stone-blind since 1 was Ô years old. but 1 play checkers and dominoes, mind my own counter, and can travel about New York n bit. as you see. " "Do you buy your own papers?" "Always. 1 find my way to every newspaper on tho Row and I come down twice a day. Sometimes an ac quaintance walks with me, but offener I go it alone." ■How long did it take you to leant tlie route?'' ■A friend went over it with me just once. If the sidewalks arc not torn up or they are not moving a big safe or machinery across the route I can go over it as well as any man in New Y'ork.'' ■Have you ever crossed nil tho streets alone?" "Two hundred times. My ears tell mo exactly the position of every team, and, though I have sometimes had some close calls, 1 have never been injured yet. That's more than lots of men with good eyesight can say for themselves." It seems almost incredible that a man stone blind, and loaded down at that^an travel half a mile in the busi est thoroughfares of this great city at the busiest hours of the day and escape being run down or knocked over, but Mr. Scully is living proof of the fact and can be seen on his route every day in tho week except Sunday. LIKE TO BE HUMBUGGED. Wliat a Woman 1'hyslelan Say» About tlie Wants of I'atlent«. A woman physician of New York tcld a most remarkable thing a day or two ago to an Evening Sun reporter. "It takes a deal of conscientiousness to keep a physician from becoming a quack," she said. "It's such un easy thing to quack when you know your patient wants you to, and that becauso the patients wants it it would perhaps be beneficial in tlie end. By quacking I mean resorting to clap-trap and un scientific methods, such as the faith cure and its like. No one but a phy sician has any idea how great a demand there is for this among intelli gent people. "They don't want the honest straightforward exhibition of tho action of drugs on the body. They want a mystery about it, an exhibition of healing as a divine force—some thing that appeals to the imagination. And becauso it's a subject for tho im agination the demand comes not from the ignorant and unthinking, but from the most intelligent and best informed people. "I have known some of the most logical and clear-headed people in this city to offer such a resistance to scientific rational measures in medical treatment and insist so strongly upon some illegitmate and inadequate course as to put the honest physician's pa tience to its last resort. "It isn't quite that they like to ba humbugged. They don't know it by that though the physician does. They want something for the imagination to work on. And that's the stronghold of the quack practitioner. It takes an honest man or woman to practice med icine honestly." A Lurkf Thing. When we come to reflect how hard it is to keep down the natural in stincts. Isn't it a lucky thing there are no Indian hair-cutters or barbers?— Phila. Times. MbECllEK VXD IircHKS. iEY ABB HONORED WITH TWO COSTLY MONUMENTS. Tliolr Trip to r>l of llie N< bellloit riatlt o.il Broptr. nli lliirtiig 'I hnu Hoar Inior o Ho Xorlll The statue of Arehbb was unveiled at tlie colley Fordham, New York. .Imn J St. John the Baptist, previous the college was the distinguished prelati like ' op Hughes of st. John, M. the Feast Fifty vears founded by whose life a to to i image will, perhaps, for centuries to come seem to smile ut the scenes of his usefulness. It is a notable fact that a statue to Rev. Henry Ward Beecher was unveiled on the same day. It is indeed true that both were dearly beloved by the people of the nation ir respective of their religious affiliations. The two good men went abroad in lSiil. at the request of this government, in order to exert their personal influ ence witli the foreign powers and pre vent the recognition of tlie Southern confederacy. Mr. Beecher went to England, while the Archbishop visited tlie court of France and interested the emperor in the Northern cause. The 'ufSt.-ic <£— ft <£< LY y ^v/ amount of twelve thousand dollars was raised by a committee of the admirers of the prelate, who are by no means confined to the Roman Catholic church. Judge O'Brien was chairman of the fund, anil tlie friends of St. John's college have furthered the work witli all interest. Tlie statue of the Arch bislu p represents him in the ecclesias tical street dress of his rank, which is only used in tins country at out-door ceremonies. The figure is dignified and stately, corresponding to the man ner of the man. and is tlie work of Mr. William I!. O'Donovan. The statue is cast in brass, being eight feet two inches in height, resting upon a brass phnth one foot high. About tliis plinth are the sym bols of the four Evangelists, the eagle being the front one, as emblematic of the Archbishop. Tlie pedestal is five and one-half feet in height, of polished pink granite, perfectly plain. The cast was made by Maurice J. Dower. This statue was presented to the col lege by Judge O'Brien, and accepted by the president, Father Scully. Arch bishop Corrigan then unveiled the work anil an oration was made by Archbishop Ryan of Dhiludclphiu. These ceremonies followed upon the commencement exercises of the college. The monument of Henry Ward Beecher unveiled at Brooklyn with such impressive ceremonies is the work of the master sculptor, J. Q. A. Ward, and is one of the best pro ductions of his skill. It stands on a simple polished pedestal of dark Quincy granite, with rounded sides and heavy cap and base designed by Richard M. Hunt, tlie architect. This has on the left the figure of a negro girl in coarse, slave costume, and on the right those of two children, a hoy and a girl, humbly clad. Mr. Beecher shown with overcoat on and soft felt hat in hand, as if stopping for a mo X i\ mm •m »2 i|ir!| mum m THE nKECIIKR STATUE, ment in a walk or about to address an out-of-door assemblage. The statue itself is nine feet high and the other figures are life-size. "HOW'S YOUR WIFE?" Don't A«k Tilt« or an Amoy < lilneae If You Wish to Lire. The domestic life of the Amoy Chi nese is admirable and detestable.* The wife is not a companion but a drudge. Unless she belongs to the coolie or boatman class, her feet have been bandaged in infancy, so that her gait suggests a young boy learning to use stilts. lier costume is unique, consisting of four to seven blouses, as many trousers, hose and low-cut shoes. She wears no hat, and, in lieu of gloves, buries her hands in the folds of Her long sleeves. In appearance she is neat as a fashion-plate. Her hair, oiled every day and shampooed every week, gleams like carved jet; her face Mimé III ip. \vat er, and frlcti 'TV, her fit * !» cs a iv -polie— U( a re >rn -h •a and ironed ev in« »mi i > lu* is mil« i mannered 1 lid timrlt • IIS But her Lfnoraiuv is nit fat lu -il iat> I* tn.l her mi •erst L t imn a u on der. 'iu* in nis jos --si oks at tlie d OOP to kee > a v e\ il siiirit s: in t he gar ion to s, ill f n il« lew ami pa rasite- from 1 er plant it t he lining 'nom as an a »ti «lote t. pi is« •ns. and in 1 lie hedroon to i ut i in i< lat« t ir i iglit in; re. burglars mil wild b •as si it* ivcfi v«*s no «* «»tup my hut tli ' ft \v WOllU'Il of whom lier 1 ns band n;>! 1\ VOS She knows no men out-iJ ot ll ■r f miilv e rele. It i a ci ei dl.v insult o ask a t hin ose gentlemen how ills wife is. She is sad when tier better half makes money be cause she fears he will take an addi tional wife or two and purchase one or more concubines. If he dies it is her duty, preseribeil by a custom 7,000years old. to commit suicide, so that her sons can erect a monument to their mother as "a Virtuous Widow." She goes no where. reads little or nothing, sees no amusements and lias no social pleasures. She never complains, because she lias been taught to lie what she is. and no thought of change or dif ferenee has probably ever crossed lier mind. At times she catches a glimpse of European women, but regards them witli more contempt and deeper loath ing than the outcasts of lier own sex and race. Her happiness is in her kitchen, lier garden and tier children. It is through having nothing else to do that she lias acquired lier marvelous skill in raising silk worms, in spinning the thread, weaving the tissue and making tlie exquisite embroideries for which China is famous. AN HISTORIC CARRIAGE. iiln is is of by by the J. a M. the in a felt ■ t lln« lltirne Atirnliam Lint amt Ollier .Vim of History. Forty-seven years ago June '.'7 a hand of masked men suddenly emerged from a strip of timber west of Curtilage, III., and erept stealthily along an old rail feilen until they eutne within a few hundred yards of tlie old stone jail wherein tin* Mormon prophets. Joseph and Hyruin Smith, were lodged. Tlie mol) stormed tlie jail and put tlie proph ets todcatli. 'That day made Cartilage historic. Morniondom will never forget tin* event, and each anni versary their people think bitter ly of the Gentiles in Hancock county. Although nearlv half a •entury has passed since the murder, interest in tlie scenes of those has not lied out. Strangers come long dis tances to view the old jail, now a pri vate residence, and to gaze upon the k of the old Hamilton hotel where the bodies of the slain were cured for by brave old Artois Hamilton. Out in a yellow wheat field that skirts Carthage stands the wreck of a rriagu that in its day was a marvel of beauty and conven ience. The elements have wrought lmvoc with it. and ere long some en terprising lad will have appropriated the old iron parts with which to raise money for the circus. The old hack is now the property of John 1). Stevens, who 1ms no idea how long the vehicle lias been in Carthage.. Old Artois llatn 7 r-a Si TllK C'ARTHAGR CARRIAGE, ilton used it in connection with his hotel, driving stangers from one point in the country to another us early as 184 : 2 - 3 . Joseph Smith, while on some of his proselyting tours, was a passen ger in it. So was Stephen A. Douglas. Abraham Lincoln went to Carthago once to defend a man called Will iam Fraimc, charged with murder. A railroad ran within ten or fifteen miles of Curtilage then, and the old hack made regular trips for the con venience of passengers. The sad-faced, kindly lawyer was a passenger on this occasion, llis stay was brief. The case had been brought from Schuyler county. There was no hope for the man. Lincoln filed a bill of exceptions, the original of which is now on file in the recorder's office. The man was convicted, und in a few weeks was hanged in the presence of a multitude, if the old trap hungs together long enough some enterprising party will take it to Chicago. ABUSE OF THE NOBILITY an The or been gait use lieu folds she hair, face How ICngland's Swells are Often Libeled by Her Newspaper Artists. The duke and duchess of Teck re cently celebrated their silver wedding. That they had a perfect right to do this is not denied anil there appears to be no excuse for the alleged portraits of them which appeared in un Eng lish newspaper and are produced here with. The fluke is made to look like a London "bobby." His prominent nose starts where the visor'of his military helmet stops and there is some uncer tainty as to whether the disfigurement which appears just beneath his lower lip is meant for a goatee or is merely a slip of the artist's pen. The duchess is made to overshadow the duke in the matter of build. One would suppose lier a lady who is in the hubit of taking in washing or going out to do the same by the day. The decoration on her dress may be a dec Î1 1 c tp DUKE AND DUCHESS OP TECK. oration or it may be a rip in the waist. After two people have withstood the storms of twenty-five years of married life it is ungenerous in the extreme to caricature them, especially when they are members of the nobility. a ( I Ni:uv M 'I ll.tltt . i'll lit wiii have a good exit it vorid's fair. The deatli rate from choierti a is 1 10 tier dn\. JUl m men iv. tiea - . o;. ilioma entern uro win territorial declared . at the at K; of uemo i gain st. Lancaster, ruined by •id cru tic t oi statehood. Tho tobacco crop about Du., has been completely heavy hail. Dissident Harrison signed tlie com mission of J. SI oat Fasset as collector of tlie port of New York. The president lias appointed Moses L. 1.eland to ho commissioner (or Min nesota to the world's fair. King Alexander, tho youthful ruler of Servia, arrived at St. Petersburg on a visit to the imperial family. Stephen L. White of Shelby. N. Y'., 7Ô years of age. ana Elia Bissell, who is I t. were married on tiie 31st. Tho Now York republican "täte com mittee lias decided to hold tlie state convention at Rochester Senteinber 9. A dog caused a runaway near Xenia, O., by which Mrs. Smith and lier little daughter were probably fatally injurd. Senator Vest of Missouri, is to bo present at tho democratic state con vention at Grand Island, September 17th. Samuel Ltino. a real estate operator at Allston, Mass., lias assigned. His liabilities are $00U, 000 and assets ?1 000,000. ( A dispatch atiuounces tiio death of I lion. Bayless lianna, minister to the Argentine Republic during tlie Cleve land administration. A fatal contagious disease lias bro ken out among tho cattle in l'alo Alto. Emmet and Kossouth counties, Iowa, and many head are dying. Rotter couuty, Da., is alarmed, and with good cause, over tlie ravages of a worm that is destroying foliage and killing off hemlock limber. At Ureston. Ohio. Miss Eanie Bill nian attempted to rescue her sister's child from in front of a train, and was herself ran over and killed. Five thousand four hundred Russian Jews left Hamburg the past week, most of them intending to go inti mately to tlie United States. Hon. Roges tj. Mills, of Icy dressed about 2. 000 people a' ditoriuni at Rrohibition Dark ■latii; much takes to Island, llis subject was "Dene l 'remis. Secretary Blaine is showing improvement in health. llo long walks and drives and is steadily gaining strength. He seldom visits the village. The recent interview between Drosi uent Harrison and Cardinal Gibbons created interest in Borne as an indica tion of tiie importance in America of me Cahensly question. Herman Column, the South Ameri can millionaire, who is soon expected in New Y'ork with his $1,000,000 yacht, the Southern Cross, is only 28 years of ago and lias an income of $000, 000 a year. Celibacy has got another set-back. Tlie lato Thomas Cushot, vviio died re cently at lronton, O., was 109 years old. lie was never married and died in tlie pool-house. The verdict was, "Served him right." The act of congress providing for tho adjudication of Indian depredation claims by tho federal court of claims will throw a large amount of businoss on that body. Already more than 3,000 cases nave been filed. Dr. William B. Harper of Chau tauqua, N. Y., announces that he ac cepts tiie prineipalship of the entire Chautauqua system of teaching. Chan cellor Bishop Vincent, however, still remains at the head. The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad on the 30th stained an excur sion to Niagara Falls of 4,000 people in ten sections, composed of forty-two sleepers and forty-nine coaches, a to tal of ninety-nine cars. Tho Times's St. Retersburg corre spondent records a rumor that the czar lias already approved and that ministers have signed the draft of a treaty brought to Russia by Admiral Gervais of the French squadron. Whiic preaching at Houston. Tex., to a large audience, and when in the midst of his discourse, some peopie on the outside turned out the lights and rotten egged tlie Rev. Sam Jones and his audience, most of whom were la dies. David King, the brutal husband who was taken from jail at Dixon, Ky., did not escape as reported. King was taken and hanged and was riddled with bullets and buried in the woods. His companion was whipped until ho fainted. The prosecuting attorney of Presque Isle county, Mich., issued warrunts for the arrest of thirteen men whom William Repke claims assisted him to murder Albert Molitor and his clerk, Ed Sullivan, of Rogers City, sixteen years ago. It is said that the Tollcston stock yards compunv. recently incorporated with fl. 000.000 capital, proposes to tart an immense stock yard and pack ug house in Jersey City. The incor porators are Chicago men, identified with the Armour interests. Patrick Toohey. a dissolute charac ter. confessed to the shooting and at tempted robbery of August^ Grolhea, street car driver, of Milwaukee, on the evening of November 1, 1084, the crime for which two young, men served about three years in penitentiary. On the *29th Denver was infested by hundreds of thousands of Rocky moun tain locusts. They came in such num bers as to obscure the electric lights by covering the globes. Stores were obliged to close their doors and win dows to keep the pests from covering and destroying goods. The streets were covered for hours and thousands were sweat into sewers.