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WEDNESDAY. MAY 10. 1S39
I'otl.r anil HrlKtli.
So Bishop l'ctter Is threatened with
trill if he "dare" ordain Dr. Hrigss. Bish
op Nicholson, of Milwaukee, says (hat
Western thunh authorities will not sub
mit to the elevation cf Brlggs to the
prifthooJ. and he personally belieies that
llrigns is "one of those- loud-moutlied fel
ines who are ahvays making a noise tml
who like to be talked abojt "
It is not necessary to discuss the .VJ"3
tion as to whether Dr. Brlggs is a lit nan
to be teaching in a Christian Church, or
whether Bishop Potter has been too
lenient or too liberal in Lia dealings v Itli
him The bpld fact Is that in his sweeping
terms of condemnation Bishop Xliholson
teems to be son.cnhat lacking In that cle
i.ient of Chtistlan charity of whiih 1-e is
buppit-ed to be an exemplar. He saj-s that
Hriggs is "an Intcrlcper r-nd a rains!onou3
man ' We are net disputing the fer
tion itself, for there may be some degree
of truth in it. But, considering the source
from which it emanates, it is to be le-gu-tted
that high ecclesiastical autLoritics
are frequertly so unguarded an! so ua
tLaritable in their language.
:uiticd i iiuiui.'
The prosecution has rested Its case in
the Bertha Bellstein murder tr.al at Iltts:
burs. Miss Bellstein herself was on tne
Btaiui jesterda. and she testif-rd th.'t shs
was "'BuWcd by impulse" in taking her
mother's life. A medium m Chicago had
told her that her dead father was lonely
without her and her mother, and this so
prejed on her mind that she determined
to commit suicide after killing her moth
er The joung woman pathetically a.i Is
that -die firmly believes. ih3t perso-ia in
this world can communkate with persons
In the other.
That may cr may not be true Thre
are many sane people who believe it to be
true But what are we to think of me
diums." whose talk Is provocative of mur
der'' la it essential or necessar for them
in their business or industr. to put a
premium on melancholia Does it ei-r
o-tur to them to take a cheerful !ew of
life' If there are any "mediums" In
Washington and we presume there are
ihey would lose nothing by airing them
sthes in the sunshine in the parks or
taking a sail down the river. The disciples
of Schopenhauer ma be men and women of
intelligence, but the world is weary of
people who are cternall preaching a doc
trine of gloom, and who cannot see a
streak of sunshine in it.
Vlolillellv'rt I'l-l-Hellt I'osltlon.
"Whatever else may be thought of the
action cf the New York grand Jury in re
fusing to indict young Molineux. there is
ample ground for the assertion that the
case against him. as handled by the pros
ecuting authorities, seems to have beeu
bungled from the start. In the first place
a great volume of testimony was taken,
upon which a grand jury found an Indict
ment That indictment was annulled, not
ou account of the Insufficiency of the evi
" deuce, but because the case had not been
presented to the grand Jury with due re
gard to the formalities of law. Then a
second grand jury took hold of the mat
ter and Immediately became involved In
:i controversy with the district attorney's
oflire. Its proceedings have been secret,
and the complaint is that It has usurped
functions of Investigation which essential
ly belong to a trial Jury. A grand jury's
duty is to find an indictment upon evi
dence establishing a prima facie case, but
it is not supiHised, when testimony is con
llicting. to determine the credibility of
witnesses. The second Mulineux grand Ju
r called expert witnesses and undertook
to pass upon their veracity In defiance of
the law theory that a trial jury shall hear
tlie evidence of the defendant and deter
mine the credibility of the witnesses.
The public, generally, will be little con
cerned with these legal details, but It will
very naturally want to know why there has
been so gross a misunderstanding of the
technicalities of the law when high-priced
legal experts arc supposed to have all such
matters at their finger tips.
If the people have a strong prima fjcie
rase against the accused, as Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Osborne sajs, justice
requires a trial in open court re
quires that the evidence against him
Fhould be heard In open court
before a competent judge. How docs
It happen, anyhow, that Assistant
District Attorney Osborne, instead of Dis
trict Attorney Gardiner, Is now the chief
figure in the case, so tar as the prosecu
tion is concerned? Why is the district at
torney content, at this stage of the pro
ceedings, to retire to the background? Ths
reputation of his office is at stake, and his
seeming retreat from leadership cm be
construed ooly at this time as a confe3-
V.on cl'ther of lack of ability or of some
Not until Mollneux's witnesses. a3 well
as those of. the people, have besn pub Is y
heard will It be fair to form conclusions.
Some newspapers, we observe, have al
ready become hysterical over the situation.
The "Journal" this morning. Tor instance,
has a "dynamic leader entitled ' Thj Trl
;umpU of a Pull," arening that becauss the
grand Jury applied a. rule to MoMucjk.
'whicb. is not applied to ordinary defend
ants the plain American citizen cay be
thankful that he Is allowed to-lie. Un
questionably there U a deep-seated im
pression that Molincux Is beln? protected,
so far as possible, by some powerful Influ
ence In the district attorney's ofllce, aad
it U een suggested that the Mazet-Committee
should look into the social and
fraternal relations of General Mo'lntua.
with District Attorney Gardiner and oth
ers entrusted with the duty of adminis
tering justice. Whether or not there be
sufficient grounds for 'these insinuations
we do ot presume to say, but it 13 at all
etents remarkable that up to this time the
district attorney's office should have dis
liked such amazing ioaptiti.de in its
Smile- I. iK-oiiMciotiH Humor.
There Is a sort of merry-go-round In the
newspaper world of Manhattan this week,
and It is caused by a little work of George
Bernard Shaw's, entitled "The Perfect
Wcgnerlte." In this book Mr. Shaw
sets forth a theory that Wagner em
bodied certain socialistic ideas in the
tetralogy know'n as the "King of
Niblungs." The theory Is based on
the facts that when the operas were
written Wagner was a reolutionist: that
he was writing pamphlets on the religious,
social, and political aspects of revolution
ary doctrines one day and composing the
music and libretto of thess operas the next,
and that, considered as mere mu3ic dramas,
they arc decidedly defective, while with the
added metaphysical and political meaning
they become artistic and beautiful. He
also forestalls in a most elexer manner
nearly all the objections that the critics
are likely to make to his book. ana!ze3
the operas minutely, explaining the- signi
ficance of each scene and the element In
modern society personified by each char
acter, and altogether makes a very luter
cstiug'and complete exposition of his Ideas.
Interspersed from time lo time are satiri
cal comments on the inconsistencies of civ
ilised people, in Mr. Shawns well-known
Btjlc. It may be briefly stated in regard
to his interpretation cf these dramas, that
he considers the dwarfs to typify the rest
less, self-seeking, unscrupulous, coietous
niember3 of society, the giants to represent
ihn T.Httent dull.wlttpil l.ihnrmz class, and
the gods the thinkers, who frame laws and
, , ,i.t
make literature, churches, and moral phil-
He sas that Wagner intended the
here the perfect man lo be above
the gods, who are merely embolimenls of ,
, . ',, , i .. ......!
abstract Ideas, one-sided creatures who
must pas3 ava when true freedom arrives.
I and the dramas are simply a metaphorical
i presentation of the struggle now going on
in the civilized world between those va
Tne "New York Tribune" got hold of
this little beck, and nearlv had a eoa
vulsion. It published a solemn review,
and described Mr. Shaw as a conceited
Pnilistii.e who vva3 tempering with sacred
writ, attempting to destroy the fame of
Wagner by alllng the composer with
socialists. It called Mr. Shaw danger
ously plaurdb'e, and said that he Irriisl
the subject v.Ith a stodgy seriousness. The
latter expression would probably make the
London critic smile, a bail, sardonic smile
at the expense of the "Tribune" reviewer.
To the ordinary person it will seem thit
'here Is no particular harm or elanger In
Mr. Shaw's interpretation, since til
thoughtful observers admit that there is
great danger in plutocracy, that under it3
influence even church and state (repre
sented by the go Is) sometime tremble,
and that the truly heroic man Is not
c-i:Iy greater than the plutocrat, but greater
than .stablishcd institutions. ' Therefore
the "Tribune's" exaggerated attitude of
fright is rather funny Hut there is more
to follow, as the hmn sajs
The "Brookljn Eagle" saw- the "Tribune"
review, and swooped on It with an all
conquering claw. In a column or more of
somewhat laborious and po.iderous wit.
it declares that Mr. Shaw's whole book
ivas nothing but a gigantic joke, and that
it is extremely funny that anvone should
take it seriously. Now. there is one thing
in this world funnier and more pathetic
than the.man who cannot see a Joke, and
that Is the man who insists in seeing a
joke, and laughing over it half an hour
or so, when there Is no Joke there. If
Mr. Shaw's bock could be regard.-.! as a
hoax. It would be a very poor one. since
it has not only the appearance but all the
elements of truth. It may be. of course,
that Wagner had no conscious intentions
of embod.vlng his philosophy of life In
these dramas, but since he was at the
time of their conception an enthusiastic
socialist, it might easily happen that
without definite determination to teach a
lesson, he nevertheless taught one.
No one wilt be disposed to attach ?ny
weight to the suggestion of John Sherman
as the Republican candidate for the Ohio
Governorship. In the first place, Mr.
Sherman does not want the ofllce. and then
again it is true, as he himself remarks,
that "no man of the age of seventy-six
ought to undertake the in-rformsnce of the
many details of an executive office." Yet
Mr. Sherman, notwithstanding his age,
would probably make a better governor
than come of the men who are scramblingj
for the place. Since Hannaism became so
Important a factor In the Republicanism of
Ohio It Is not surprising that there should
1m a tendency to comment on the decline
In the calibre of the State's public men.
Miss Marguerite E. Lindley, of Cleveland,
Indignantly denies that she ever said there
ought to be a law against kissing. Neither
did she say that she never allowed anyone
to kiss her. The information is gratifying
and will, no doubt, be especially welcome
to Miss Lindley's admirers. That a law
ought to be passed prohibiting promiscuous
kissing by women whenever they meet some
people will be disposed to concede, but on
the other hand such kisses must be admit
ted to be the most innocuous in the whole
classification of the osculatory list. Doc
tors may go to the record as much as they
please In condemnation of the kissing hab
it on the "germ" or any other 'theory,
but they can't prevent It.
(From the Detroit Free Prest)
"That Englishman said the American parlor
'was' the funniest thing he had seen in this coun
try." "ft by so I
"Well. tie said we hare dental parlors, ice
'cream parlors, and shaving parlors."
(Trom the Philadelphia North American.)
. "Th! region open lo fishing on Sunday V asked
the visitor. v
"Yep." replied the native: "but all the (in
jmlls are closed."
NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Extra Sraalon ProuIc A few
weeks ago an extra session of the Fifty
sixth Congress was among the remot; pos
sibilities. It la now regarded as almost a
certainty. The matter has been the sub
ject of frequent discussions at Cabinet
meetings of late, and it can be stated on
the highest authority that the conclusion
arrived at was that an extra session was
advisable. It Is understood that the an
nouncement of the President's Intention to
call an extra session will be made Infor
mally upon his return from h's vacatloa
ncxt week. The date for the meeting of
the extra session is yet to bs determined.
It will depend somewhat. It Is understood,
on affairs in the Philippines. If the war
in the Islands should b; terminated, within
the next thirty days, as seems quite like
ly. Congress will probably be in session
some time in August or by the 1st of Sep
tember. The President wishes to have
the Philippine problem solved by Congress
as soon as possible.
Said an Administration spokesman to
day: Another powerful controlling motive that is
artuatim? the rtcidrnt is his ftmng desire to
have earh and iKvatire action taken with re-
fptct to the curreue question, lie a said to lie'
not thorough) featured with. the results of the
delilicrations of the Republican Bouse Caucus
tiimmittee, which recently form.i'ated a bill for
introduction in the llou-e when it convene
again. Although the members of that commit
tee are unntiuily reiiecnt, it la understood that
til? committee lias not in alt respects followed
tlie stiggettiona of the President, four strong
wints were brought out by Ihe President, and
the committee wra thoronghlr acquainted with
bis po-ition. These reconuneiidations were:
First A provision that will make the so
called cndlos chain used by the redemption
of. greenbacks with gold, .and consequent runs
uim the Treavnrv nnp iinuosniblc.
sveond That National Banks are -permitted to
Ivue iiriulallon nu to the uar value of the
bonds deposited to secure .tlut circulation, in
stead of only DO ir tent, fas at prcs-nt.
Third K reduction of the tax en National
Bank circulation, the present tax being l pr
Fourth Tiut National lUnks with a capital
of only .U00 lie authcttied to be established
in small towns, the minimum now beirs
The lirtiket-Mltip Content. There Is
another Rkbmond In the field after Hie
Speakership of the Fifty-sixth Congress.
Representative Harry H. Bingham, who
arrived In Washington last night, an
nounces that he is a candidate for Mr.
Reed'3 mantle. Bingham has been in
Congress for over twenty- years. It the
matter of the length of his continuous
service he Is entitled to claim the dis
tinction of being the "Father of the
House," but it is pointed out that that
docs not necessarily give him a mortgage
on the Speaker's gavel. However. Mr.
Bingham Is popular, and if the Pennsyl
vania delegation stands by him he may be
come a factor in the contest. It Is pretty
generally understood in political circles
that Mr. Bingham has been trotted out by
Quay in order to head o3 the aspirations
of Mr. Dalzell of Pittsburg. Pos'master
General Charles Emory Smith has been
railing loudly in Bis Philadelphia news-
paper upon m i eiuisyivanin ueiesaiioii
. reSeiit a candidate for Sneaker. Mr.
. Smith's object was to force the delegation
to unite on Mr. Dalzell, but Quay has neat-
'i' forestalled him by bringing Bingham to
the front." The latter has always been
loyal to the Beaver statesman. In an in
terview on his candidacy toda, Mr Bing
My great jK-ccnal regret i-. tlut the Hen. Jo
seph C. Cannon, chainran of the f oraiuittce on
appropriations ftr several Congrrs-c. is not a
tand'date, the Illinois !-tate delegation having
agreed to snpjiort Mr Hopkins. Mr Cannon. I
urd tvtand, accepts their exnclusi. &-. ard i.
therefor., oi't of the exmte-t. I would liavc vul.d
for hira with .onfldence. feeling that 1 was aid
ing to tlie -p.akcr's chair cite of tlie ablc-t and
wisest cf .air iremWrs. He is as lavc and hoii
cl as Speaker It.-ed. familiar with the rules, and
loves r.'BI'on-ubilitv and work. I bale In-en as-Kiat.-d
with him for a ntmilier of ..car in Ihe
Corrmlttee on ppropiiallore ami I well fcnow
the va'ue of his good judgment uin all public
In view of the s.nlnnclit that seems to prevail
in our state ani our very, large ltesiblican rci-re-entatlon,
I am oflhe opinion that I'enn'.l
vama h.mM hate a candidate, tlrow. Mahon.
D-ilzclL, and ltro-iu are all experienced and calla
ble men. ami could administer tlie oftirr with
abilit ami afet. Ssral of tn I'tnnstlvatua
folleagurs have written me concerning uiv avail
abilitv. ard urged ins -srious cre-i.leratnsi of. a
e-octc-t. Vs they write, they regard me as the
ml lncm!er who couhl'-eeure the united vote
of our delegation. While tlut is complimentary
jnd t-rrhaps generous. 1 am not Hire tlut their
conclusion l i-rret.
Whatever mar lie the deteniiiratien of in -l-leagurs
after full and free .1. lll-rration. would
lie -atisiaclorr to me I, of course, will accept
anv (leti.mn the mat reaeli.
The great ott-cc of sieaker, m its dignity and
eiiaracter, l one of serious re-!"tn-ib!itr, hard
lalior, warchfulm-, and never-ending anismaticrs
One needs to lie a inemUr cf the House but a
few tears to e clearly how onerous and exact
ing are the daily duties of tlie Speaker. At tlie
-am? time, eotupcr-jtion is found In the oppor
tunities f.r go.,.1 legislation for the people, far
outweighing all the laliors. and v.orlhy the am
bition of any Representative in the rlflyixth
Tliiit lt.-ef Iteport.
(From tire 1'hiladtlphia North vmerican )
An nunilier of wlutewadirng reports cannot
conceal tLe fait that the richest of f:overnmenls,
reprcsentirg a people who are mo-t gtnerous in
their ideas ot the proper treatment of their Army,
neglected to wipr-y the soldiers in the field with
palatable and nourishing food; that the licad of
the Sub-i-tcnce Iepartnicnt was allowed, ace-ord-ing
to tins finding, to purchae an inordinate
quantity of canned tuff that was never intended
for a steadv ration, and which is now foaml to lie
wlollr unfit to cat. and to contract for refriger
ated beef of which there was no inspection, "as the
Court admits. Yet in spite of these obvious and
obtnrdve facts, the President is strong!, ir-ged lo
allow the subject io drop with the censure of the
man who di-s-oveied the outrage. There is loo lit
tie of fames in tbis to meet the views of an in.
A Kfllisas Xecennlt-r.
(From the Kansas City Star.)
The early proposition to make Fred Funston
(Zuvernor ot Kansas or tu send him to the 1'mte.t
States Senate is thoroughly in accord
with the fdea of glory-and renown in that State.
In Kansas no man is regarded as- pn-nrssrn-- anv
genuine title to distinction or pledge of fame
who lias not held a public office. He mat ewim
rivers in tlie- face of a savage foe: lie mat seek
reimtation at the-cannon's mouth; he mav rid the
State of ehinchbugs and grasshopper; he nuy
give all his goods to the poor and his body to
lie burned, but unless he has held office cveay
thine; else pronteth nothing In the land of sun
shine and of sunflowers politics is the only road
to honor. The time might come and tliat right
early when General Funaton would lie recalled
only by a special exercise of the mrmor. Itut
Governor Funston or Senator Funston would live
forever in tlie grateful hearts ot his fellow-Kan-sans
and hu officeholders.
Cuba's Pecallar Fix.
(From the Philadelphia Ledger.)
It does seem rather hard on the Cuban ship
owners that their vessels are not iicrmitted to fl
either their own flag or that ot the United States.
It is a difficulty growing out of 'tlie unsettled
condition and anomalous position ot the island,
but it should be terminated as soon as possible,
for iteamships represent' a great deal of money,
and it is costly to keep them in idleness besides
which the Island needs the commerce they would
bring to it. This is one of the sulmrdinate diffi
culties involved in our rescue of Cuba from Sfain,
and it serves to call attention to the fact that
the creation of a new legal status for the island h
progressing but slowly. Cuba row is neither Span
ish, American, nor free. It should be placed on
a definite footing without loss of time.
Hope for Smith.
I (From the Chicago News.)
At last there has., dawned hope for the manr
who go through life labeled Smith. Any indi
vidual of that name iwho yearns for distinction
luuv only to follow the clever advice Jn the fol
"To the Editor: I notice the following in tlie
editorial columns of the 'Daily Nesfa' of April 21:
'Mr. Taliaferro has been elected Catted States
Senator from Florida. It will require a strenuous
effort to embalm his name in song. Taliaferro
is our old friend Smith in Spantsh.''jat as the
name Talucfer in French U the Cajllc for Smith.
The Spanish Bame i certainly a great improve
raeat in style, ssd sow that we have coaqnered
Spain I would suggest that all the. Smiths appro
priate the Spanish name Taliaferro, assume the
horseshoe as s crest, and become more aristo
DTJKE OF aVBCOS' AKBXVAI..
Timed to Correspond Wit Mr. Stor
er'a at Madrid.
Paris, stay 10. By a common under
standing arrived at yesterday by the
American and Spanish ministers accred
ited, respectively, to Madrid and Wash
ington, both' of whom are now In Taxis, it
Is arranged that their arrivals In the two
capitals shall be as nearly as possible
simultaneous. Mr- Storer, United States
Minister, arrived here yesterday morning
jfrora Brussels, and had a conversation on
the subject with the Duke of Arcos, who
with the Duchess of -Arco3, formerly Miss
Lowery, ot New York, has been staying
in Paris since Friday, and Intends to re
main here until, May 18. when they will
go to London to pass a few days before
sailing for "New Tort on the "Kaiser WU
helm cter Grosse en May 21.
Upon their arrival at New Tork the
Duke and Duchess of Arcos will proceed
directly to Washington, stopping only a
couple of hours In New York, so as to
reach Washington on Tuesday, May 30.
the day upon which the United States
minister will arrive at Madrid.
It has transpire that it was an earnest
personal desire, ot the Queen Regent that
the Spanish diplomatist selected for min
ister to Washington should be one who,
to use the Queen's own words, enjoyed
the immense advantage of having an
American wife, which, in her majesty's
opinion, would constitute an additional
bond of sympathy to strengthen future
diplomatic relations between the two na
tions. The Duke and Duchess of Arcos
are in excellent health and spirits, and
look forward with keen pleasure to re
newing their agreeable personal social re
lations at some years ago, when the Duks
of Arcos was attached to the Spanish le
gation at Washington. It will be remem
tered that the Duke and Duchess made a
flying visit to Washington and New York
about eighteen months ago, when he was
returning to Spain trom his post In South
HEAVY EAIB ON A JEWEI. BCX.
Aa KnirllKhsvoman'M Diamond. Molcii
tn llraad Dayllarht.
New York, May 10. Mrs. Frederitk
N'nrlnn neeunles rooms at No. s3 West
Thirty-fifth Street. The wife of a nrlt'ub
army officer, she moves In smart soel-ty
in New York. Last night every detective
attached to tbe Tenderloin station was on
a still hunt to find her Jewels, valued at
$3,000, which had been stolen from her
rooms In broad daylight under the very
ees- of the household.
Mrs. Norton arose at 11 a. m., and at
noon left her rooms to visit another
boarder in the bouse, while tbe ma'd tldll
them for the day. Five minutes later a
pegress, clad in a black dress with a b'ack
cape, rang the front door bell. She asked
if Mrs. Norton was In. and finding taat
she was. started upstairs to her ioom. Tbe
butler thought it was all right, for the
"I want to make an appointment with
Mrs. Norton to come to the dressmaker's
for a lilting."
As it turned out Mrs. Norton was not In
her room. Hut the negress walked in just
the eaine- There on the bureau lay Mrs.
Norton's Jewel case of plush, filled with
brooches, stick pins, rings, and canines.
In it. too, was her gold watch.
While the negress was in the rear rcom
Mrs. Norton was on her way bark. Sb2
found her on the landing, and the woman
"I Just wanted to see two ladies on the
tup !!oor. she said, and this satUflci Mis
Tbe ncKres3 passed oa dounstaks. and
Mrs. Norton went in. In a twinkling she
found that her jewels wtre gone. Sac
wasted Are precious minutes looking for
them, and then she ran downstairs and in
to the street.
"Thiefs!,, she cried, but the negress
There wasa hullabaloo In the hojec. and
the landlady came in during the midst of
It, hut alt the servants denied complicity.
A telegram to the Manhattan CIuo
brought a Jmuch-exciled gentleman, who
hurried oer in a cab. but even he could
not find the rul&dng jewels.
"I guess well hae to notify the police,"
he said, as a last; resort, and so Mrs. Nor
ton and he.rboth ery mu:h excited, drove
o.er to tlie Tenderloin station. There
they reported the robbery and gave a list
of the jcve!3, Mrs. Norton's friend de
clining to give hia name.
A Trlliutr lo Jacob Frnm.
Ti the Kihtor of The Time:
TIW tlc.it U f J ! Knimt, whon? funeral vrr
lcos (Kti.rr.-d jrHerday at th? Cmle Memorial
"liurcli, rriwrtw a widily-knoim and hit;h!r-t-H-IfYntt-d
clmi of tMs community. Mr. Franz
for man) jc3rr earned on the 1ick of pork-pit-Unc
and va the first to ntabhxh jn ext?n
ue luiD- of that character in thi Motion,
lb was a most capable and succr-ful man in
In l-siMm enterprises, anj tnilr renurkahV in
the kimlh intcrrat he alwara manifested m c4h
r. for in the making of h mu-ccms he nutk
Mhcr irr-ful also, and .tarted man in busi
ne of tlteix own.
Iliiine-H uice-ee anj money makimr were not
t- attrattue to linn aa to pretnt him from re
tirtnjc from butines a number of rears azo.
tlimiph then not oer fifty jears of as;e, for home
lie rnrni tne an enirrovng cares of bui
new. tt him erntial to the nroner ami tralr
MM-ceful life. Ilii return la Im-nne-c a )vSr
ac w-" -IHt with the object of emplojinx hi
abilities to the end that he niiftht extend bu
durilie. Hi bounty was ahtaii larye. ami
nothing i much contributed to hw pVare a$
beinjr ahl to sjlistantially aid thov deserving
aitan:e. He was altrars a quiet and unostctt
tatiotrs donor, and uhile he did a reaonabI
wealthy man. In rltarttie would amount to a
fortune. lie wai a man of tlie most generous
impulse, aid took particular 'pride fn the intec
nt ot In- word. In all. he was a mt yiniralar
man. and will not soon be forgotten by all wIk
knew him. ard especially by those who were
helped and encouraged by him.
Mr. rranz was a trustee of the Curley Me
morial Church, a mart consistent and practical
( hristian, and he gave generously to the work of
Hi- church. DeathT resulted from Brujht's dn
.ie, and came after a painful and lingering ill
nem. tits remain? were placed in the vault at
Kock Creek Cemetery. J. A. S.
The Sooner the Better.
(rrom the St- Paul Pioneer Pre.)
It ii now aid that Quay is making hi support
or President ilcKinley for a renommation in 1900
conditional on Adinmutration support of hu claim
to a eat in tlie Senate under GoTfrnor Stone's
apiointnient. In other word, unless the d
mtaitrat.on Senators hall lie constrained to
ote. in violation of all precedents since 132..
for the seating df the Pennsylvania boss, then the
vote of Pennsylvania in the Republican National
Convention will be cast agaist McKinley. But it
U yet to be wen whether, in the face of a steadily
increasing opposition. Quay will be able to retain
hfe control of the Republics n organization in
Pennsylvania next year. And whether be docs
or not, the- sooner Mr. McKinley cuts loose from
Qnay and everything savoring of Qua Ism. the
better U will be for his political prospects.
(From the Savannah News.)
Sir llenrv Imng's new play. "nobcipieiTe.'
is said to be 'extremely harrowing." Then Sir
Henry must liave been at his best fn plajmg it.
Thoe who Raw him in "The Bells" in this city
a year or' two ago will remember the occasion
pretty much ax if it were a lobster salad night
mare suffered in an inmne uytom.
The Greater Rebtkr.
(From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.)
The District nfcColmnbia Comma ndery of the
Loyal Legion has signified its estimate of Eagans
conduct by dropplag him from its rolls. In some
respects this is f a more scathing-rebuke than the
diniial from the' service, already pronounced,
and it'carriestno full pay with it.
(From tbe Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
A. man registered in a Cleveland hotel tlie
other day, ffivfngr his 'place of residence as
Sleepy Fore, JCimUi Half so boor later another
guest registered fMB Painted Post, Iowa. The
clerk paid noespecjal Attention to this, but when
the next man to -register boldly wrote. "White
Pigeon. Mich.," aer his name, both the clerk
and the lookkfrhfrr began to get ..interested.
While they wergfiI-dnraDoat the queer names
that had been given to some oT our Western
rasrmu--a ittnifledi'lookinr man stenoetf in to
;thy ,officc, whilfd the register around, and
SCTaWlCU, IIVUi.iH.aw, i.,. j ,
THE IRON AND 8TEET, TBUST.
Praarren la the Proposed Combina
tion. Intolylno: M)0,000,000.
Chicago, HI., May 10. Representatives
of two ot the big corporations which ru
mor has associated with the proposed $800,
.000,000 combination ot Iron and steel in
dustries declared material progress, had
been made during- the day. The plan, al
ready exploited to a considerable degree,
Is to absorb mines, mills, railroads, end
factories. The two representatives in
question said the following corporations,
giving the capital stock of each, wcro to
The Carnegie Corrpanies $253,000,000
Federal Steel Company ,..,.,.... lOJ.OOT.M)
American Steel and Wire Company.... 30,(W).'JO0
National Steel Company .t . 5a.O30.00J
American Tlnplate Company .... .... 50,003.0'J
itel.ul.lni.Keel Company 30.0W.00)
American Steel Hoop Company 33,OW,0
The figures given of the Carnegie Com
panies arc 1C33 than the accepted estimate
ot the amount Invested. It U said if the
great trust be formed the Carnegie concern
will represent no less than 300.000,000 of
its capital. The Federal Steel Company
has authorized capital of J29O.O0O.0CO, but
only one-talf of It will be taken. It Is
One thing It Is proposed the trust shall
do. the representatives stated, is to take
in the iron and steel plants of Importance
which are still Independent concerns.
None of these, Is large -shen compared
with the trusts, but they are considerable
Industries. The larger of them are Jones
& Laughlln Company, 'Pittsburg. Pa .
capital JIO.OOO.COO; Cambria Steel Com
pany, capital Jj.000.C00; Scranton Steel
Company, capital J3.0CO.00O.
All the Iron mines of the United States
and Cuba and the other West Indian Isl
ands, it was said, would become the prop
erty of the new concern. It is to own, its
promoters state, hundreds ot milc3 of rail
roads, hundreds of ships, hundreds of mile3
of coal and natural gas lands, and every
important coke oven. Every ingot and
billet of Iron and steel In the United States,
they assert. Is to issue from a mill belong
ing to this combine.
Several of the promoters assembled at
tbe office of John V.'. Gates during the day.
They said satisfactory results were not
far olf. Several asserted that the consoli
dation could obtain business that- none of
I f trusts is able to control
It will under
take to rapture the business ot European
concerns, they contended, and furnish rails
and steel plates for European railways and
warships. No foreign company, they as
serted. Is big enough to be a formidable
LINCOLN'S CHEF IN WANT.
John .l-r-nilH San lie Once Cooked
for the SInrtsreil I'resildeut.
New York. May 10. "Give me a drink,
sir, for the love of God!" asked an old
man. well beyond threescore and ten. who
stumbled into the West Sixty-eighth
Street police station la3t night
Sergeant Coffey was nodding at his desk
at the eft-repeated tale of bard luck he
had heard so many times before, but the
njme "Lincoln" aroused him. Then he
listened to John Jeremias story- He had
cooked tnjuy a meal for Abraham I in
coln when he was President. He said:
"I served three months In the war."
sighed the old man. sadly. "I enlisted in
the Turner Regiment in 1S6I, under Col
onel Kaps. After I was discharged I went
to Washington ami got work as a chef In
tlttl...!'. Il..l TM-I.ln, T In.nln tn.LL
m or , , ,here ,Ie nkei,
.. . - ...... ..........
(lisncs to mii mat nc woman i lei any
other cook prepare his steaks.
"When I left and went to Marcorab's
restaurant next door he followed me.
Why. sir. he liked what I did to v.ell
that he often came back Into tbe kitchen
to superintend the cooking of something
he had ordered. He always wanted to
know v here I had learned to cook so vell.
One day I told him It had been learned by
bard kno fcs.
Ye-s. ?aid he; 'I've had some educa
tion of that sort myself.'
Oh. he was a grand man. was President
Lincoln," sighed the old man, sadly.
Then be went on to tell how- he had
cooked for President Grant at Atlantic
City and how he bad taken to drink five
je-irs ago when his wife died. Gradually
he loil his hold; the last place he had was
as cook in a cheap IJowery free lunch sa
loon. "You won't turn me out. sergeant," ho
pleaded. "Lock me up If you can't do any
"But oif 11 be sent to the island if I do,"
said Sergeant Coffey.
"I know it. but it may keep me out of
the morgue just a little longer." replied
the old fellow, and he was locket up as a
JoIORE-EDICTS AGAINST MINEBS.
Addition to It u ten Concerning
Coenr d'AIene Striken.
Wardner, Idaho. May 30. Two new
clauses were added by the State and Fed
eral authorities today to the proclamation
prohibiting members of the Miners Union
within the limits of Shoshone county from
obtaining work" in the mines of the Coeur
d'Alenes because of the criminal complic
ity of Shoshone unions In the labor riots
of April. 2J. These clauses go even a
step farther In the war against the union
than does the original proclamation.
They are as follows: "Parties applying
for permits to work under ground in the
mines of Shoshone county. Idaho, must be
prepared, firs't, to deny all participation
in the riots of April 29 in Shoshone
county, and, second, to deny or renounce
membership in any society which has in
cited, encouraged, or appro v'eil said riots
or other violation of the law."
These sweeping edicts will be enforced
with the utmost rigidity, which may I sad
eventually to an extension of the fight be
tween the State and Federal law. on the
one hand, and the Miners' Union on the
other- Sheriff France is busily prepar
ing permits, w ithout which no miner
can secure work hereafter In any ot the
ast mines of the whole Coeur d'Alene
district, one of the richest in output in
tbe United States.
The funeral of Union Miner Jack Smith,
who was killed by strikers during the
riot ot, April 29, took place yesterday.
There was no demonstration ot any kind
by tbe unions or by union men. A single
man followed the body to tbe grave. He
was ex-Sheriff Henry, who bad served un
der the disgraced Sheriff Young, now a
prisoner with the strikers, under guard
ot General Merriam's troops.
M lasted Emotion.
(From tlie Indianapolis Journal.)
IIo did ou feel when they read your letters
in conrtr aked the frfend, whose intimacy was
great enough t6 warrant fmpndence.
"Well." tuid the young man who had jurt
emerged from a breach of promise smt. I was
divided lietween chagrin at the ainimty of the
ideas ami admiration for tlie literary style."
The Flower of Fniue.
He sought it before the billow of spring on the
mcjdow was seen,
When cjnly the !luJi of the willow tree was trac
ing the ni-er with green;
He anned tn the edge of the f raring snows tha
dappled the mountain Hope,
And ever too late the March sun row; for he
Hanhed the world with hope. "
I raw him at noon ot the summer day, and
that viz the favorite hour
To one wfco had hunted from Starch to May, and
necr had found a Bower;
For tlie tight was full, as though the sun were
siding his eager quest.
And there were no warnmg shadows to run o'er
his path from eat to west.
And still In September's purple and cold he was
nunting the grudging ground,
But not with the steady eye of old, or the
springtime's joyous bound;
If he stopped in bis feverish roaming, 'twas to
question the darkling air;
Too early came the gloaming; he was searching'
The Flower of Every Valley; the Flower of All
And while, for a chance of the rarest, he wan
ders in storm or heat.
He is blind to the charm of the fairest; he is
crushha-C. bcseaUi his feet
Deep in whose broken blossom the dew lies like
a tear. j
j The Century.
TJSIVENaTSOK A BLAZING BED.
Ksrraw Kawaae at a 'stcli Womaa
Front Vatal Bsta-nlnaj.
New 'York. May ltWWUh her own bed
'on fire? and the erib holding her 8 months'
old child blazing almost at her side, Mrs.
Sarah Alte. critically ill with pneumonia,
made one final and desperate 'effort to
escape a terrible death this morning, and
,just-,aa- the flames- were scorching her
feet, threw herself from her bed, and tot
tered out of the room, crying: "Fire" as
'loud as her weakened condition would
permit. A kerosene lamp upset in the
sick room by one of the children, at 4
o'clock, caused an explosion, and scatter
ed burning oil about the room of the
Altes, on the top floor .of the big fire
story double tenement at 110 Lewis
The family consists of Joseph Alte. a
tailor, his wife and three children, aged
respectively S and 3 jeara and S months.
Alte. who had been sitting up for several
nights with his sick wife, had retired to
bis own sleeping-room. In the rear, last
night, leaving the 5-year-o!d boy, Isador,
with his mother.
In some way the lad upset the lamp,
and set the place on fire. The little fel
low, badly frightened, ran out into his
father's room, and crawled into bed there
without giving the alarm.
The woman's cries, as she fell ex
hausted across the foot of her husband's
ted. Anally aroused him. and he Jumped
up to find the rooms filled with flames.
He ran In and seized their bady from it3
blazing crib, then carrying hi3 wife, and
with the two other children, made his
way down the stairway to the street. Po
licemen hastened to the burning house,
and found the family almost uncon
scious, having been overcome liy smoke.
The children were carried down the
stairway, and the mother and father were
assisted down the fire-cscti." The fire
was soon under control, but not nntll it
had gutted the top floor.
Mrs. Alte, suffering greatly from shock
and exposure, was hurried to a neighbors,
where sbe'wcs put to bed and cared for.
TOBACCO TBTJST COIXAPSES.
The I'enn Company Haiti to lie Near
Philadelphia, May 10. The Penn Tobac
co Company that was organized last Janu
ary to control the smoking and plug to
bacco concerns in thU neighborhood is on
the verge of dissolution and will, in all
probability, not last another weei. Sev
eral of the largest. Jobbers in this city dis
trusted the concern from the first and de
clined to enter it, but about nine firra3 rep
resenting poscibly half the business here
entered the trnst and turned over their
stock ot tobacco, the agreement being that
they should receive for it common stock.
The preferred stock was paid for In cash.
The rompany was chartered in re.v jer
sey and the capitalization fixed at $300,000.
The officers elected were Peter F. Uurphy,
president; Harvpy D. Narrlgan, ce presi
dent; Albert Clrich. treasurer, and William
K. Shepperd. secretary- They secured the
building at IT and IS South Sixth Street,
and the members of the combination gave
up their stores, and removed to the new
quarters. They started by cutting prices
on standard goods, but interfered little
with outside concerns.
A week ago William II. Banton and
Brocke & Co, withdrew, and a few days
later Harvey I). Narrigan, Samuel Shep
herd, Charles Krull. James S. Bechtold,
Thomas La a -ran, and K. G. Werner lefL
This leaves only Mr. Murphy and Mr. Ul
rlch. The men who have gone out have
started business near their old stores and
will in a few days endeavor to get the
goods they put in the trust. The cause of
tbe difficulty Is said to be that a 5 per cent
disccunt that was promised was not paid
and that they neer received compensation
fcr the Mock they put Into the concern.
KADFORD WOOLEN" MIXI-S.
Tvi Ciiupmile OrKnnlxeil nnil Aec
enHarj Mnrhlurrj I'urrhnxed.
Radford, Va.. May 10. The organization
of a woolen mills company at Radford has
been perfected, with James H. Chumblcy
as president. The capital stock is $10,000,
all of which has been subscribed, and the
charter allows this amount to be Increased
to J50.0C0. The mill will be in the larg?
brick building on the corner ot Wads worm
and Second Streets, purchased by the com
pany from Langhorn Bros. The ma
chinery has been all purchased and U now
on the way. Work will begin as soon a3
the machinery can be placed in position,
which will be within a few- teeks.
Another woolen mill was organized
Monday, with S, J. Fibber as president.
This company is known as- the Xewly
Woolen Manufacturing Company and was
formerly ooeratcd at.ScowviIIe. Va., by
Xewly & Slenker. The capital stock Is
$10,000. They have purchased the build
ings of the old Radford Manufacturing
Company and their machinery will arrive
in Radford next week. These mills will
help each other and contribute much to
ward malting this a fine market for the
wool of the Southwest.
RIVEHO TO VISIT WASHINGTON.
WlMnion to KnllMt S uiintl
K3liiHt Cuban Annexation.
Xew Orleans. May 10. Senor Antonio
Martin Rhero, head of the Cuban National
League, is here on his way to Washington
to enlist tbe Cubans of this country In fa
vor of the independence of the island and
in opposition to annexation. He will go to
Washington and call the attention of the
authorities to rules In regard to the stop
page of the collection of mortgages on
plantations and property of all kinds In
Cuba for a period of two years-
This order, Mr. Rivero- thinks, was In
tended to be applied only to property de
stroyed during the war. whereas it Is now
being applied, be says, to all property in
discriminately. CURRENT HUMOR.
(From Harper; ILizjar.V
Little Harvey uVteit' peas. He will not eat
then at home, under any nrtnmWjnce- Tlie
other dav he dined out, and on hi return home
hi mother a-Aed him: "Haney. were you po
lite at Mr Chadwuk's"
"OIi. -e, nununa," replied llarvej ; I let
them help me tn pc3- twice." ""
(Krmn the- Imlticapolw.Jountal.)
Sow, Mi' Lllicl. rememWr. jou proniHeU to
answer truthful! anv iiuetion I might a-Jt tou."
"How many birtlnlays have ycii hail"
A Sennihle Plan.
Mrs. (Tabb ow. mi inut come vnd ee me
this wrek, -tire; come Tlmwday; I will look for
Mn. Cadd-Well. I'll try to; bat it may rain
Thurlay, yoti know. "
Mrs. (Jabb Well, if it tains Tliurdjy jou must
(From Ihe Chicago Itecord.
"Where's our Inittle cf cough medicine, Jo
siahr" What do. you want with Itr
"Well, you won't t-dce it, and a it cost fa
cents, it shan't lie watl. I'm going to poli-Ji
tho piaeo with It." ,
A TantrJuIe Rennon.
From the. Cleveland Plain lrar.)
While the landlady and tlie boarder bent their
heads devoutly abow the tabic, tbe new arrival
sat bolt upright. Tlie good landlady was shock
ed. "Atheism:" sh-i. stUarply asked.
"Xo, ma'am taid tbe new bostrder "IkuI."
Allnytnnr tier Fenr.
(From Le Hire.)
Ladv PaseBicfr seated in the railway far-
nac undratuNttj) the ratLt width her fellow-pas
senger jbas loaded win. iunuie-piou nave so
many packages lienvjnoiuieur, I'm afraid they'll
falL fc f
The FcIIow-Iv-eiMer--Oh, never mind; there.
nothing among then 11. air wookt break easily.-
a f town. Congress Heizhta. D- C
NOTES OF THE DAY.
Henry Jamcsv does most ot his writing at night
frequently fitting at Ins desk when 3 o'clock
t tikes. He lives in Lamb House, at lire, where
Ckorre II once ftajed.
The defeat of Senator Pasco, of Florida, In hU
rontet for re-rectIotf. recalls the saying that
dnnng his cntl-e service at Washington he ytjm.
always paired, ard never voted on an important
The United States is aext to Great Britain In
the import trade of South Africa. The American
trade Is mainly In'tood stuff, but it includes
electrical appliances marufaetures of steel, shov
els, fcrnitnre, and window- glas.
Coal was first used at ewcaste-on-Tyne about
1233. About fifty years fater it became an arti
cle of ttade between that place and London. It
was generally cor.?idrrrd so injurious to the
health that it was regarded as a public naUance.
Jlroe. Patti (BaroocsK Cedars trom) now earns
about $0,0f a year, but has made as much ti
?V,OW. Mcilu income when fullv engaged is
?1V),000, and iiirah IVrnlurdt ha for yean av
crazed TO'.OuO- Rosa IJorheur sold one year's
work for ?lt.u'Wl.
Gern-any en joy i by Ur the largest hare ot tbe
trade of Liberia, which ought to belong to the
Fntted States. There i no direct ttramship serv
ice between the Fnite.! States and Wet triran
port?. The trade rr almost entirely carried en by
Y.nzlkh and German vrseK. v
It U prolable that the French goremmfnt will
purchase the heme of the late Baroness Ilirsch,
in the Hue de I'Klyje. Pariw to ue as a resi
dence fcr tlie guest cf the nation during the
Fxpofiition. The hon-e. with SOOJ.OOQ,. was left
to Ihe eldr of Itrr adcfited sons.
Vi3 Elizabeth Plankinton. of Milwaukee, a
daughter of, tlie late John PLanJtinton, ha mad
a proportion cf a gift of $140,010 tn build a
home fcr the ounc Women's Christian A-ocia
tion of that city. The sift is conditional in that
a suitable -Ite mut flrt be obtained.
Since the British governmrnt formed its plan
for establishing a telephone ry-tem fcr the public
F-rvfce terror lo "eized th? National Telephone
Compary. Tlw- ccmnany U now willing to sell
it entire plant and tniincss to- the Kovrrnrnent
for a sura rot greatly beyond ?2O,O0O,0W.
In Tari- ard in other large town In France,
female hoc t blacks are incrraing in number. They
wear a peculiar garb, not unlike lltat of Suters
of Mercv. wlutlr renders their aprr'Jran rather
neat ard attractive. Act u few among them at
tend to their work with gloved hands.
Tlie decrrtda-it of sir Fraici Drake., sailor,
and. according to -oicr huttoruns, occasionally a
pirate, are about to take legal ftrps to recover
certain peT-ona! ard real etate which thev claim
bos been unjdhtly withheld from them. Tlie num
ber of heirs is roughly ctrmatcd at abojt 4,t?.
In the Itnt-ian oil district of Baku the average
daily production of crude in ISO wa over 20,003
larreU fnf i gallons) more than In l'O. and.
as the average numler ot wrll producing in the
former year wa IW more than the latter, the
average increase per well per iliy a3 about 110
A Wei Philadelphia young woman, on the
ground of eccnorov, induced her betrothed t
waive the formality of an epg3temnt ring ani
to give her the money, ?irj. instead. After thy
had been rrarned pis months -he inforo-Md him
tKit h" had invented tin rmny in a Me mem-b-nhip
in a woman xtuTrage xrit-tr.
Prince Toktma Koroe, of Jjpan, wLq is now
on his way to tin country. I a member of one
of the fire ministerial fj mi lies of Jjpaa caUed
Gr4kka, and U prrnuU-nt of the Japanese HorA
of Peers. He will tujr ctHcatioiul icstitutifHM
in the United States ami go firm here to Fu
rcpe. rehirnirg to Japan by uay of China and
An unusual zht. thjt attracted the attention
cf r-ople airc North Vvpuue. "Vowhegan. the
oilier morning, vra-j a party of yming people play
ing croquet on the crc-t on th Le-or lawn at
5 o'clotk in tl rm-rnimr. The nov va3 !e
tween two and tluvs feet deep, tot hre! enough
tt make a tine pUce fur tbe (rami?, which. jutLr
Ing. from apptarance, all were enjoying, if rot
from th- tpoit. from tlie noeltv oi the thing.
The resident- of Glourter. 5Ia.. are to hold
a mrmor tjl eervfie in th Citv- Hall in memory
of the Iot fishermen cf Gloaee-ter. Mati-tics
compiled hj- the Glome-ter !lc!i-f locution.
whi4.b pro id for the famila-, of tbc-e who loe
their lives at hi, -how that in the iiri?t twentv
fhe years no le. than 2.411 seafanr-r men from
the a'ottr njmed pirt h-i been drown-d. Ls-t
year the nte cf live hxt at ea waj I2.S per
ljjnv of scararcrc; in Pj7. 21 kt 1m.
Two hundred men have nfued to work at
e'eaning BrcoLlyn street becau-e they did not
wf-h to wear tTie "whit- wir-;s" uriform They
were hired utuUr a new -y-tenv, and aTI of them
are irernans Tlv aj thev will nrt clem the
-trr-L until tLf legislature ('ooze the law that
coirpeU them t wear t&e white wine. We are
nun.," they -ar, "not montry." Great effort!
were made to have the "triker- rrrmi-id-v tbir
action, but without rcult
(ne of the eariift notice of ruU-rr a
ful commercial articles wan by lr Jep Prf -t
I. wLen he wa at Levd- a q-iarter U a century
before he emigrated to rerneylvsnu. He found
it for sale in lulf uu.1l tube-, acl recooinv-rlrtl
it a a cood era-er of pcrcit mark, ard it is
from thii earlv r"-c of the sum tint it nbtain-d
the name it rtilt brar-. What Pnc-tly knew was
the cnidV enb.Unce 3 it cfiines from Pira. but
that undrrgoe' ran modii3tio:ii in the ircd
em procc- of iiumifact'ire
A cutkh. bean like pud La lccn totxd grow
ing wild in Rita via. whit h, wl.tn thrown vpon
the water, hei -till tor btrr cr fire minute.
when it ex!.dt-- bmill, and trrw it- contents
into tie air fc-r j sreit distance. ThU U dune m
co tlut it csn cattcr it' -ei. which i. wrniM
otherwt-e lune a turd tirse in iloing. Xattue
dues no queerer ttircs tlian be dje in the mat
ter of CTti--owinif. The clau of the burr and
the sjtcar f tle Spani-h need! and ot "le"
cars lite" are for tin rurpo-e.
1'Inladc'pI.u ba a acant liti A-ciition.
wbuli ba j-t made it -won! annual rep.rU
Ij-t jear --urhcient lard j; vcured within the
cii., limit br J ft carth-r-. rn!ti rated by lift
poor farm He. rurlring 770 rruns. The ttal
vield wa.- 4t,T.. an averace cf $W pr garden.
The outlay of the aariition was $?H fur
e-d. tool, s,ip,rintendenf. aDsl incidental. It
is 4ated m the report that a thoa-arul dervnc
families are read, to cu'livat rd"ns on this
plan H tht IatKl can be cbtaiud.
Mt. Garrett, of Baltimore th widow ot the
late Robert Gimtt. Iixs p-Taced a luudonie Cel
tic i-roev-t tntr hi grave. It i alut eigliteen
feet hish. ard rrt vn a rhomliohedral lae,
urin whtch r tle inscription, in Roman Ietter
irg: "Rolcrt Garrett. April . 17 Hied July
C3. li"," fHowetl In the tevt. "Come unto me.
all ye that are weaiy and be-avv laden, and I
will give ou rest." The fact that Mn Garrett
was proud of leing of Irish descent. anl during
ht lifetime took, the preatest interest in Celtic
literature ard reouumertA. made the selcctkn of
the Celtic cro-s most fitting.
Off in the Socth ica. Mnthwird of Java, a
few S.ntch sailors dwo.ered anl fettled Chritt
roas L-Tand. which is reported to be an earthlv
paradise, at Ua-t to far a. climate is ccncerncd.
Cut we notice tlut the blcings of tlii luradiiC.
as deciilnl liy a wntcr in the 'EngIiIi HIiis
trated Mazarane," are mostly of a negative nature.
There are no- jail, no policemen, no opium, no
Chinamen. There was one srnt in this para
Jbte one is -rm?ral!y enough. Tlii was tle co
cuanut beetle, which availed one of the fairest
product, of the island. In order, exterminate
the eocoannt beetle several varieties of bird,
oricinally mitp sorce. were imported. They did
their work, lait in time they Iiecanv 'as gTeat
a nuisance as the I-eetle thev attackeiL But the
dwellers on Christina bland had learniHrth" wL--dum
ot the erpent, arnl aceonluigly thry im
pelled cats to k-tLeven with the bird. The bixU
were duly subjusated; It the cats liav iucrea
ed and multiplied. that they, too, are a cure.
ILink Carnitber. of Block Ldand, It- I., an
old time &beinui. last year cauj-ht a yonng
FwvnhVh not more than two feet long, wli'cii
lud refused to leave the dead Iicdy of iU mother,
which he had lurpoored after an exciting tight.
avs the "Xew York Pre." Tlie young fih
siTvivcd the traneprtati-n to a tidal pond b--luint
the CirrntheTS bometead, and the enframe
to the pond was closed with a net to prevent his
escape. Since thrn Mr. Carruthrf lias tamed the
fish that it -twill feed from Li hatuUraml the
neishburs liad become accutoro-I to Hie igt
that they did rflt notice it -nr more. Lat month
a French gent It nun engaged Iward with the Car
rnthers familr. and Ie took delight in watchinir
tbe antics f the graceful fih, which now is
more tlian four feer long. Socn he managed to
sain its confidrnee. and I-r week the neixhbo
were called tn to witness a most amusing spec
tacle. The French genllcmsn. who w a well
known, ,ew Vork fencing teacher, 1L Tierce bad
lrn training flic fih hirtively. He had made a
ft pad cf leather, which he adjusted on the
tip of his sword hk the lutton on foil, arsl
the two rave an rxmbrtion boat of fenring
nhich coaM not be emialcd for nicety of action
and correctness ordah,m the Fencer Club., Tlie
lih apparently knows all Ihe roles of the, gune,
ami carefully refrains from committing foul.
H:T cuts and slashes swiftly, and several time
lie? caught M- Tierc unawares, and nearly traskv
ftxtd Wot- Ttie Frenchman has offered Mr. Ur
rulhers large mm of, money for the fish, which
lie wishes to exhibit.
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