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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
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
One day a little girl thirteen years
approached the Prince on the
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
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.
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
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
"Who is lie? Where is lfe going?"
uiieried fifty men who saw that lie w as
"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
■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
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.
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
"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.
Tliolr Trip to
r>l of llie N<
bellloit riatlt
o.il Broptr.
nli lliirtiig
'I hnu Hoar
o Ho
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
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 <£—
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
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.
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
ip. \vat
er, and frlcti
* !»
a iv
a re
ironed ev
in« »mi i
is mil«
i mannered
1 lid
Lfnoraiuv is
fat lu -il
her mi
•erst L t imn a u
jos --si
oks at tlie d
to kee
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v e\
il siiirit
s: in t he gar
to s, ill
f n
ami pa
rasite- from
1 er
'nom as an a
«lote t.
and in
1 lie hedroon
i ut i in i<
ir i
iglit in;
re. burglars
wild b
it* ivcfi
v«*s no «* «»tup
hut tli
' ft
WOllU'Il of
whom lier 1
knows no men
■r f
miilv e
It i
a ci
o ask a t hin
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.
■ 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
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.
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
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.
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\.
m men iv.
tiea - .
uro win
. at the
at K;
i gain st.
ruined by
cru tic t oi
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
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
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
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
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.

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