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Tli< dhi'cc teeth n lion-ic that t. the L? lar*r< ins ll - Whe ins. tli hours i »ri hnih been dnwniug nl.i i Hue day; , « it thou let It useless away? if eternity nf « day is horn; eternity I,;ajit «ill u-turn. 1 t foretime yi ever did; m ml eyes is hid. hath been dawning lift tuue day; .. «it. thou let it tuelevs atvay? Wealing Lion Cubs. itmess does not 1 en.ro her cubs, n moment, until they are lonths old utid have finished Gerard, tho famous French er, says in his "Adventures" tiling is tin important crisis in of the lion cubs, and that a nimber of tho young die dur I ]> riod. I the cubs have finished teeth. ■ lioness loaves them a few aeh day, and on her return brines mutton, carefully skinned and torn in small pieces, The Arabs, on discovering a litter of cutis watch for tho departure of the lioness, and then rob her of the wheijis. They post themselves on a high <■,!(T. or in a tree overlooking the lair. As soon as they seo tho lioness go down to the plain, and aro sure that the Uo n is not near, they creep to the lair, wrap the lions in the fold of their burnoose in order to smother their cries and carry them to the edge of the woods, where men are waiting with horses. One day sixty Arabs surrounded the woods where there was a lair, and by shouting tried to rouse the lioness. She. tiowever, remained in her hiding place Several Arabs then crept into the thicket and brought out the whelps. Tin Arabs, pleased at their success, were retiring to their tents, thinking they hud nothing more to fear. Sud denly the sheik, who was on horse bark. arid a little behind his men, saw the lioness rushing out of tho woods directly at him. 11c called, and his nephew, Menu ud, and his friend, Ali, ran to his aid. The lioness sprang at the nephew, who. facing him with hisgun at his shoulder, pulled the trigger when she came within six or seven feet. The cap only exploded. The youth threw the gun away, and pre sented his left arm wrapped in his burnoose. The Hon seized the arm, and began crushing the bones. The young man, without a cry, drew his pistol and fired in her breast. She dropped the arm and bounded at Ali, who fired a ball down her throat as she sprang at him. lie was seized by the shoulder and thrown down, but the lioness, be fore she could injure him greatly, ex pired on his prostrate body. The nephew died th? next day. Japanese Way*. Japanese ways uro in many respects uni.J tie. It is not necessary to put absolute faith in the legend that when tho waiters of Dai Nippon first made tfie acquaintance of bottles and cork screws they were wont to twist the bottle on to the cprkserew instead of screwing the corkscrew in the cork. Nevertheless, you may see to this day, at almost any out-of-the-way country inn, a tendency in that direction, which seems to lend some truth to the story. The little handmaid who puzzles over the problem of uncorking your claret or whisky has an evident leaning, until corrected, to solve it with tho bottle. When your cook bakes a cake in an ordinary cake tin, it is as certain that, if left to himself, ho will servo it bottom upward and bottom sugared withal, as it îb that the butler will open your tins of jam or pate at the bottom instead of at tho top. Japanese books begin at what we rail the end. The lines arc vertical instead of horizontal, the first being on the right-hand edge of the page, and are read downward from tho top. The place for "foot notes" is at the top of the page, and that for the read er's marker at the bottom. Letter writing, like book printing, advances by vertical lines from right to left, and is always on one side of one strip of paper, which is unwound from a roll as the writer proceeds, and cut oil where he finishes. To fold the letter it is doubled over from one end of the strip to the other. The postage stamp is affixed on the closed seal-flap of the envelope, in stead of on its face. As for the mode of address, it is the exact reverse of ours. Thus, "England, London, Printing House Square. The Times Office. The Editor," would bo the Japanese way of directing a letter to that paper. People in Japan are called by the family name first, the individual, or what we should call Christian, namo next, and then the honorific. "Air. Peter Smith" is in this country "Smith Peter Air." A Knowing monkey. "As I was lingering before the on key cage. In Dresden Zoological arden," writes a traveler, "a slight ckling in my throat induced me to dee out of my pocket a box of bron Aal troches and to put one in my outh. Instantly a large monkey, of his hi ly nspirin " na,ur «. thrust out see, hi y I 1 "'!" unÛ with a bè h! eC „n nff l 0ok - Wh ? »ho« Id lie not be allowed to supt; him he not hm a troche which he at once ÏS;: »••■«*. »WE tUbto 8tl '" ;e him, than ho lii.- lingers and ently on arm, as the bad taste. 1 ,.. ; r * thllt the superior ïen K ' Ca '° 8il <'k his troche se 'ently, ho a0 on , )llt his own btt( , his jaws, to proved too snatched il out with began rubbing it vio , the hair u f gj 8 • f to rub off Seeing. howevt into ve it a fuller trial. It -, .• much for him to stand, so out ho pulled it again, and tho. time rubbed it on Urn sanded floor of tho cage. Over and over the pro cess was repeated; but each time, as his reverential eye foil on the superior being outside, still sueldng tho troche, a rohecUve expression ea face, which plainly said that man enjoy ' over his Surely, if , . - - this bad tasting tiling, there must be some desirable quality in it that I ought to learn to appreciate.' So the aspiring simian w.-nt, on until ho had dissolved the last particle of his troche." IIiizpiI by Sophomores. About löd Aale sophomores were hazing some of the freshmen one night about eight o'clock. One of the freshmen, known as -'Ike,'' was taken by the "sophs" into an upper room in I'rokasky's restaurant, in Center street. They made him stand on a table and deliver an oration countenancing their proceedings. They then di vested him of his coat and vest and had him roll up his trousers above the knees. Thou a pair of w hite, woolen drawers were drawn over the trousers and a woman's corset was fastened about his waist. lie was then compelled to march bareheaded up Center street, through Gregson alley, to Chapel street, as far as Traeger's saloon. Ho was pre ceded, surrounded and followed by sophomores, who prevented any ac cess to him. They marched him back over the same route. Just before ho reached Gregson alley he tried to escape, but was unsuccessful. The sophomores then took him to the place from which he had started and told him that he \ias a duly initiated "Yalensian." Mountain* and flololili;*. What small boys will endure in the course of their play is marvellous. Hard knocks, which, if received while performing some household service, would be very lively lo elicit deep lamentation, are endured with out a murmur; and like boy, like man, in this respect. An injury in a railroad accident is borne with groans most direful, while an equally pain ful hurt in a game of football is pretty generally looked upon in the Spartan maimer described below. A famous player was at the bottom of a heap of men after a hard "scrim mage." The men gradually untangled themselves and came to their feet, all except the "underdog." He lay per fectly still, his teeth clinched. "Aro you hurt old man?" one of the play ers asked anxiously. "Hurt?" said the other; ' 'no, but my knee-cap is smashed, and I can't move mv leg." Have Bats a Sixth Sense? It seems extraordinary lo observe a number of hats in the evening Hying back and forth through the trees with remarkable rapidity, but with out ever coming in contact with tho branches or hurting themselves. Spallanzani, the Italian naturalist, placed a bat in a dark inclosure, across which were stretched a number of threads, crossing and recrossing each other. The hat lleiv rapidly back and forth trying to effect its eseapo, but avoided tho threads with as much ease as if they had not been in its way in the least. Whether this curious power was the result of a sixth and unknown sense was a long puzzle to naturalists. To decide this knotty point, Spallanzani resorted to the cruel expedient of blinding a bat, and found it still moved among tho threads without being, to all appear ances. any more inconvenienced than if it still had its eyesight. A A Feather In His Cap. This phrase, signifying honor and distinction, arose from tlie custom prevalent among the ancient Syrians, and perpetuated to this day among the various savage or semi-civilized tribes of Asia and America, of adding a new feather to tli> ir li ad-gear for every enemy slain. In the days of chivalry, the maiden knight received his casque featherless, and won Ills plums as he had won his spurs. In a manuscript written by Richard Hansard in 15US, and pre served in the British Museum, it is said of I lie Hungarians that it had been an ancient custom among them that none should wear a feather but he who had killed a Turk, and to such only it was lawful to show the number of feathers in their caps. In Scotland and Wales it is still customary for tho sportsman who kills li is first wood duck to pluck out a feather and stick It in his cap. _ Onr Ttvo «range States. In the United States oranges are produced only in California and Flor ida. The orange crop of the latter is practically out of the way before that of the former is ready for the mar ket. The California orange is of slower growth than the Florida pro duct and does not decay so soon. The orange .season in California lasts five months, begining Jan. 1, and it will bo prolonged in future, as the people are planting Vulencia oranges, which do not ripen till July, Tho lemon is more sensitive to frost The ! than the orange, and it is pro duced with more difficulty in Florida than in southern California for the reason that the former State is more subject to fros* V MAN WHO NEVER LIVED. iser degree, prey - c q Hut let tliut THE CHOST OF T. j. M'SWIGGAN LABORED IN VAIN. A CI»y Bruis Clark Make* Public I» Mrunge Conversation IVItli tlie •iliosl or a Ward Hu»-The Story Hu* Peculiar Interest Peer y where. I am a night clerk in a city drug store, and there are many other mat ters which, in a lesser upon my conscience pass; it is never too late to repent. My employers are exceptionally for tunate in the location ol their estab lishment. All but six of the saloons on the block are out of favor with the police and close promptly at 1 o'clock. From ttiat hour until daylight our business is usually good and 1 am seldom troubled with ennui. But ou the night of which i write trade was bad. A cold, dreary wind howled along the street, bearing the flaky uppercrust of ash barrels and chunks oi frozen sewer gas lrom an excava tion. 1 was awakened at o'clock one morning by a draft of cold air from the door. Something uncanny in the j C H ,. 11 f-ugges ed ghosts, but I | cou.dn t suppose that the woman in j the calico dross hail come buck so ! soon. It might be the one who had bought Rough-on-rats about eleveu. No; it was a male figure and it was bending oyer the directory. Ordinar ily that sort of trade doesn't require any attention for we keep the directory and everything near it chained. .But there was an air so strange about this customer that 1 felt he would bear watching. Presently lie sighed and turneu away from the book. "It s no use," he said, despondently. "I shall never tlnd him. It's a weary search." He dropped into a chair facing me, and 1 was disquieted to observe that the back of it was dimly visible even after lie had sat dou n. I endeavored to maintain a careless demeanor, but in reality felt as though I'd swallowed a balloon. "Do you mind my sitting by your fire a minute?" lie asked. "Not at all; not nil." I replied, hastily, "( let right inside if you think you would feel more at home." "1 am, as you supnose. u spirit," lie began. "Then perhaps you'd better come into the back room," said 1, endeavor ing to brace up my courage by badin age. "But I am not a bad spirit." "Then don't come. You'd feci out of place." "Young man," said he. cheeking my levity with a gesture, "do you know Thomas J. McSwiggan?" "1 duuno." 1 faltered; "you scare m3 so tuât 1 can t think." "While you are endeavoring to col lect your senses," he said, "I will tell you why i wish to find Mr. McSwiggan. 1 am his ghost. Every man basa ghost whose visible operat ions do not Legin till the death of the body. During the mans's life the ghost is shnplv in re hearsal, as one might say, following the man about and copying his actions, that they may lie repeated after his decease for the warning and edifica tion of subsequent genei atiuns. 1 am appointed to haunt McSwiggan." "Then why c.on'tyou go haunt him?" 1 cried. "Isn't my ghost attending to his business' ? "He is." said tlie visitor, solemnly. "Arduous and unpleasant as his duties are, 1 am told that be performs them. I would go to McSwiggan. as you sug gest, but unhappily 1 cannot find him. Listen to my story. Mr. McSwiggan was entirely unheard of in the place where I came from until lie reached the aye of twenty-one. W e infer thut that was his ago because we first saw his name on the registration list ot the Third l'reeinct of this election dis triet. lie must, therefore, have been of legal ago---" "Well, ' said i, "that dependsa little upon which way he was going to vote. ' "I was sent to liant him up. and secured his address from the list. It was No. 207 on tliis street. W'liat was my surprise to find it in a vaeuut lot. Nobody in its vicinity had ever heard of McSwiggan. 1 endeavored to obtain a 7=5 ;rn Î. iC. u iici some information by pursuing one Bugley, v.lio lias. 1 am told, great political influence hereabouts." "Y es. ' I assented; "Hagley carries this ward in liis p eket." 1 went to Bagiev's saloon and asked about McSwiggan and he told me to go —well, never mind. Even if I had . -, . ... . been sure of McSwiggan it is against is of 1, as other saloon. He certified that Bag!ey J was a person of good moral character our orders to wait for anybody in tlie place which Bagley suggested. Some thing in my manner of questioning ex asperated Bagley to such a degree that be rushed at me with the evident intention of biting off my nose. I im mediately assumed the vaporous and unsubstantial shape which I now wear, so that Bagley went clear through me and bit a piece out of the stove. A soft answer turneth away wrath: he let me alone after that. strolled out into tlie street, and then for the first time noticed the sign over the door of Bagiev's saloon. It was not MeSwiggan's which appeared there. I made further inquiries but could learn nothing except that AleSwiggan had never been seen about the place." •ltaglev 'it's only a blind," said 1. really owns the dive. ••I next found MeSwiggan's name on the petition for a license for Bagley's and that his saloon was i lways quiet and orderly. It thru occurred to me that possibly AleSwiggan might be deaf and blind or of feeble intelligence and wholly under the care of others, so with these clews 1 continued my senrc ^ l . n r - ft<er 7 1 ««* viuced that he could not be thus in capacitated. for l found his name on the pay roll of a city department, llagley is his immediate superior in this department, and MeSwiggan's pay appears to reach him through llagley's hand; so here again I was toiled. "Again I got scent. of him in a case where llagley was arrested in a pool room. It was earnestly charged that llagley was the proprietor, but he suc ceeded in convincing a police judge that ho was only a visitor, entirely ignorant of the real character of the pi aoo which, in fact, he supposed to ho a branch office of the American Tract xteiety, having been misled, doubtless, oy the similarity between tract and track. McSwiggan was shown to be the real proprietor, and the justice made out a warrant for his arrest. I asked the officer to whom the paper was given if I might go with him, but lie winked violently and said that it was too far for a mnn of my age. "Then 1 learned that McSwiggan Had influence by which men could get on the police force; but here again I found that all negotiations were made through liaglev. 1 tell you, young man, I am at my wits' end. " "A' ou are an extraordinary simple minded ghost," said I. "Don't you see that McSwiggan has'no re'aï eifstenck He's only another name for llagley. qq 10 \ )oss D f this ward is the man y OU - ve (r C ,t to haunt. But what's the m f; __ "I Vt ÿï tTd ' matter? Y'ou look pale. Let me get you something to drink. Ilow'd brandy and cayenne do? Or would a little melted lead be nearer what you've been accustomed to?" For a week or more I saw nothing of him, and I i ad begun to believe that tlie overdose of unide had enabled him to throw off his irksome responsibility, when one night lie came again, but radiant with joy. "I've got rid of Bnglcy." he said. "Congaatulate you. Spookey, old boy," said 1. "How did you do it?" "Why, you see, that night, when I talked with you I was so horrified by the thought of haunting Bugley that f forgot 1 1 i onsider an important part of our dutii s. We are expected, while we imitate tlie acts of the body, to guard and admonish the souls of those whom we accompany." "Well, Bagley needs it as badly as anybody 1 know." "Yes, but you see he's one of your ward bosses, and they don't have any souls." souls." A Fatal Omission. Caller—Is Air. Scribbler, one of your reporters, in? City Editor (with a dark frown)—No, sir. I have discharged hi:n. Caller — Indeed! May I ask the reason? City Editor (wratlifully)—He wrote un an account of a suicide without mentioning the caliber of the revolver. A Sira user Present. Struggling Minister—There was stranger n church to-day. Wife—What did lie look like? I didn't see him. Then how do you know there was a stranger among the congregation? I found a good quarter in the con tribution box. Preferred Carpenters. Plumber—Why do you go on using this old well with an old-fash ioned hoisting apparatus, when for a few dollars you could get city water put into your house? Householder—Because when this ap paratus gets out of order 1 can get it fixed by a carpenter. Source of the 'Skeeters," City Bo.irdcr— Do you know, Mi, Sandburr, we had a regular plngue of musquitoes in New York City for two weeks. They left only a few days be fore 1 started. Mr. Sandburr (of Jersey Flats)— Wall, I've been wonderin' where all these skeeters come from. A Rattled Guest. Friend—So you were one of the guests of the Skvscrapo hotel when it burned down? W ere any lives lost? • Traveler—Only one. He, poor fel low, lost bis head, and tried to de scend by the fire escape. j < ' u ieL' j " v„ m) A Serious Case. Mother—Wake up! Y'oung Mother—Wake up! Quick*. Y'ou must, run for the doctor. I . ..un g Father—Eh? Whitt's the ; lna uer.' Y'oung Ai other—Baby has stopped smiling in lier sleep. Bade »Elm Sick. He Tracker—The killing of that jockey in yesterday's race was a hor rible affair, wasn't it? De Better—Horrible! horrible! Just made me sick. I had all my money on thut horse. Ktvalloivcd br .a Whale. Captain Maletta of the bark G. C. Goss, vouches for the story that one of iris sailors, a Japanese, fell overboard and was swallowed by a whale in the l'acifie ocean, but was presently i , . , . * , . . , , * . r ! eiected-cast on deck, in fact, a petrol j ] euni-covcred oil "suit the sailor wore i proving too much for the whale j their utterances. rareful or Tlielr I Iter»uro*. Boston is'the only city in the world which preserves an exact record of th proceedings of its common council. Every motion, argument and remark, no matter how unimportant, is steuo graphically taken down Tbe mem bers are, therefore, very careful oi PROPERTIES OF GOLD. HISOTRICALLY AND POLITIC ALLY INTERESTING. From an historical and political ' . , , _ _ . , , I point of view, gold is perhaps tho most Some of It» Peculinrktlet—Different Col* ur«,Produced I nder Different Pro* ciMiea—The Auclcnt Al chemists. I • I j old ball, and did not appear to ! of I by f interesting of all tho nmtals. Since tho earliest ages, mankind has had an instinctive attraction for it Some years ago a celebrated professor ad mitted three little children, who could only just walk, into a room where there was a gold ball and a silver ball, each exactly of the same size, upon the floor. They ali instinctively stretched out their little ha^ds towards the s take the slightest notice of tho other. The attempts of the alchemist« to convert other metals into gold form an interesting and not altogether unim portant period in the history of tho de velopment of science. 'ill is period ex tends more or lois over twol vA cen turies, says the Saturday Evening Post, and though modern chemistry has since been established on a firm basis, there still exist here and there in Europe a few persons who propagate the ideas of the alchemists, and believe thut it is not only possi ble to transmute metals, but that as chemical science progresses so will medical knowledge. But tho moderns who speculate upon those medieval ideas do so upon tlie strength of cer tain curious and hitherto unexplained chemical phenomena, and appeal* to have totally abandoned the idea of ;i philosopher's stone endowed with the property of transmuting metals and prolonging life. It is astonishing how little attention is paid in general to this extremely remarkable metal, and how few per sons refloet upon tho peculiarities which distinguish gold from all other substances, and render it so valuablo in the arts. Let us glance at some of them here. The color of gold is a brilliant yel low; when tho metal Is pure, it is near ly the orango-yellow of tho solar spect rum. When it contains a little silver, it is pale yellow, or greenish-yellow; and when alloyed to a little copper, it takes a reddish hue. We do not always seo objects pre cisely in their natural colors; the white light which falls upon them is composed of the seven tints of the solar spectrum (or rainbow. ) and when a body reflects yellow light, for instance, it absorbs all tlie other colors. But this alisorption is never complete in a first reflection; so that the light reflected from a metallic sur the light reflected from a metallic sur face is mixed to a certain extent with undecomposed white ligh In order to see the precise color ol a metal, tho light of tho sun must bo reflected from it to n second surface ol tho same metal, and from this second piece to a third, and so on, until we obtain a tint which does not change by further reflections. In this experi ment the undecomposcd white light is all absorbed, and the truo color of the metal is soon. In this manner gold is seeu to be of ' a brilliant orange color copper, nearly carmine red; tin, pale yellow; lead blue, Ac. But gold can be beaten out so thin that it ullows light to pass through it, in which case, though it still appears brilliant yellow by reflected light, it is green as viewed by transmission, that is, by the light that passes through it. This curious effect can easily bo observed by laying a piece of gold-leaf upon a plate of glass, and holding between tho eye and tho light, when the gold will appear semi-trans parent, and-of a peculiar leek green color. We have not yet done with the color of gold. When this metal is pre cipitated from its solutions by means of phosphorus dissolved In ether, or by means of chloride of tin or sul phate of iron, it is obtained in a very tine state of division—that is, as the finest possible of powders; and though it is in every case the identical uneom blned or pure metal, yet its color is according to the substance employed to precipitate it; thus, we can obtain gold of a bright ruby color, of a blue color, of a brown color and of that peculiar purple color which it also takes when volatilised by an electric discharge. discharge. Onions for Dl|ilitherla. "Why don't they use onions? Foi jodness sake, why don't they use onions? Where do they live? I will go up there to-diij? and tell them to use. onions!" Such were tho exclama tions of one mother, says tbe editor of the Danvers Mirror, when we report ed one day at dinner that u child of Mr. G. W. Dudley was dead and the whole family, including himself, alarmingly sick with diphtheria. Mother was moved to .these earnest and interested expressions by a firm belief that she knows several lives saved by tho use of onions in diph theria, one of them boing our sister. In these cases raw ouiotis were placed in a bandage and beaten into a pulp, tho cloths, containing onions, juice and all, being then bound about the throat und well up over the ears. Renewals may be made as often as tho mass becomes dry. In the cases noticed the result was almost magical, deadly pain yielding in a short time to sleepy comfort. Tho editor adds tho wish that this remedy might have a wide enough trial to fully test its usefulness. —Scientific American. Belgium and Kansas. Belgium has a population of 6.030, 343; Kansas has a population of 1,427,036, yet »he is so large that Sev an counties the size of Belgium could ! ri laid down within her border, and fet she would have 400,000 square chiles of unoccupied territory left NEWS BRIEF A disastrous forest fire is raging in Missouri. Many acres of valuable timber in St. Louis county have been burned. * The winter soason is commencing in Europe with uuasual severity. Eng land has already been visited by sharp frosts and a dispatch from Hamburg announces that there has been a heavy snowfall anil that the thermometers registered a temperature seven degrees below the freezing point, It Is denied that the Do Pauw Plats Glass works are to be moved from New Albany, lnd., to Alexandria, but plate I glass works are to b e established at j the latter city. Mrs. Henderson, as a result of de spondency over sickness, cut her throat with a razor at the residence of t*. McDormid, Fontanelle, Iowa, amember of the last legislature. C. A. Benson, who was to have been hanged at Leavenworth, Has., this ! week for murdering Mrs. Theresa Mettmann on the Fort Leavenworth reservation March 33, 1890, has been reprieved by the president until Feb. S. A masked robber entered the Chica go, Burlington and Quincy depot At xirkwood, 111., and lovelmg a revolver at Night Operator Henry Willett, demanded tho contents of tbe safe; The rash was handed over and a posse is in pursuit WiUian Bowman, aged 30, living twenty milss from Martinsville. Ind., was visited by fifty Wbitccaps. who beat him into insensibility with hoop poles. He is in a critical condition. William Crook, who was employed i the farm of James Lewis near Aurora, 111 , fell from the liay loft and broke his neck, but he lived for a short time afterwards. He leaves a family in England. The ravages of cholera in Damas cus show an alarming increase. The record for the week past shows 180 cases and ninety deaths. Owing to the prevalence of cholera Hodeidalain nearly as bad a situation as Damascus, but at Aleppo the plague haa sub sided. The health authorities of Gibraltar have declared a quarantine against vessels arriving from Cad*. This action is taken on'account of amall-pox has occurred at Cadiz. Advices from Greece state that tor rents of rain 'have fallen throughout thut country and that there hare been heavy snowfalls in the mountain dis tricts. which is unprecedented at this period of the year. Philip Kreigbaum. an agricultural implement dealer of Huntington, lnd., was thrown from his buggy and re ceived fatal injuries. J. G. Kunze, a prominent farmer liv ing near Msscoutah, 111., had a despei ato fight with one of his bulls, and he is likely to die from his injuries. John Lilienthal, aged 18 years, son of a prominent farmer of Danvers, 111., was killed instantly by the explosion of his gun wnileclimbing over a fence. The coal-miners' strike In the Pitts burg (Pa. ) district will be declared off Tuesday. At a Hallowe'en party Oscar 8. Peterson, a druggist of Fort Madison, Iowa, was accidentally shot in the heart by a friend. Senator Quay will institute a $100, 000 libel suit against Chairman James Kerr of the Pennsylvania Démocratie committee. Harry Castle, a 17-year-old boy of Indianapolis, lnd., died from a knife wound inflicted by William Jones, a bootblack. "The tallest schoolgirl in the world" lives at Riednaun, near Kterzing. She is in her nth year, and is about six feet high. A BRUTAL PRIZE FIGHT. Jack Burke Knocked Out by Jim IMrNamee In Five Bounds. New York, Nov. 4.—Jim McNamee of South Brooklyn and Jack Burke, the "Navy Yard Cyclone," fought to a finish early yesterday morning a few miles outside of Brooklyn for a purse of $300. Burke's second was Eugene Hornbacker and McNamee's was Billy AlcCarthy. First blood was drawn by AfcNamee before the first round was concluded, and llurke was completely knocked out in the fifth round. The its of and tight was a verv brutal one. Hire, maybrlck's Case Reopened. London, Nov. 4.—In the court of appeals the May brick case was com menced to-day. The present appeal grew out of ihe iudgment given op j uly 30 last in the action brought in the interest of Mrs. Afaybnck against an insurance association, to recover the sum of $ 10,000 insurance upon her husband's life. The court then decided that as Mrs. Maybrick had been convicted of having mur dered her husband she could not re cover the amount for which his life was insured, as his death was caused by the person for whose benefit the action was brought. Mrs. Maybrick is annealing from the decision. Ifunlau lire:,-IS die Record. Victoria, 11. C, Nov. 3.— Tbe boat race between ilanlan and Stephenson was rowed at Sliawnegan. Both men rowed well but Stephenson lost his course, boing unused to the turn. He consequently rowed wildly and on tho home stretch it was much like a pro cession, ilanlan winning in 19:30, about eight lengths uhead. This reduced the world's record bv three seconds. Big Bull Against Edison. Boston, Alass., Nov. 3. —Edward H. Welch has scored a partial victory in his suit to recover $230,000 from in ventor Thomas A. Edison for an alleged breach of contract. Tlie de fendant made a motion in the United States Circuit before Justice Nelson to appoint an auditor to hear the plain tiff's claim and the judge has denied the motion. minister Kean Is All Klickt. Washington. Nov. 4. —It Is authori tatively stated that no complaint bas been received by the State Depart ment from the Chilean Government of tlie conduct of Alinister Egan, and that his recall has not'been considered officially. » 'Frisco Wants tile «'onvrntlon. S a n F RANCisco, Nov. 4. — AI ayor Sarder son has called a meeting of prominent politicians to take steps to secure one or both of the National conventioua The railroad! promise to make around i trip fare of Ssu from all points East if San Francisco is successful.