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10 means employed bv Congress to mate the President change hit mind. Even then, had he adhered to his first decision, or, better still, had he made and abided by it when the first change of officers was demanded, oil might now be well with the country; and if milder means for enlorcing his right ful authority had not availed, it would have been far better for the country had he caused the arrest and detention of the agitators as so many traitors to the Government All the world admires a brave man, and prompt, decided measures of that sort would have won more respect for Senor Balmaccda than he can now hone to enjoy. To be sure, such extreme measures are contrary to the spirit of republicanism; but to is armed rebellion, the bombardment of unoffending cities and the murder of hundreds of helpless women and children, huddled together for safety, as latelv took place at Iquiqui by a posse of irrcspoLsible cut-throats, whose crimes were the result ot the rebellious attitude assumed bv the legislators. "Of course it is bnt just to add that at first Congress probably had no idea that the dangerous ball it set rolling would gather such deadly proportions and so might one argue in favor ot the incendiary who delib erately fires a powder niagazine, without considering what lives and property he may destroy. They refused to pass the presu puestas for the purposa of crippling the Executive, kcowing that at the same time they were ruining business of every kind and inciting the worst classes in the country to desperate deeds. All Business at a Standstill. No taxes, duties or other contributions to the treasury could be collected; even deeds or other legal documents could not be re corded. For a long time one could notbuy a postage stamp in all Chile, and sometimes for davs together the postoffices would be closed! Merchants could not get their goods ont of the Custom Houses, and quantities of perishable goods spoiled in the keeping. The army and navy could not be paid, nor any other employes of the Government, however their families might suffer. Busi ress o: every description (except the pawn brokers') ws completely paralyzed, and ex change sank lower and lower, until for cverv dollar of the United States one re ceived ?3 27 in Chilean currency. Failures occurred on every hand, and there were peo ple actually starving. De'ecation alter delegation of citizens waited upon the President, end to all of them he explained the situation, assuriug them that the fault was not witli himsell, that lie would be glad to make any personal sacrifice to ameliorate their condition, or do anvthmg in reason to satisfy the demands of Congress; but that he would not make him self and the country a laurhing-stock for the world by again changing his Cabinet; and further, that if he accded to that un just requirement, there was no Knowing what the next demand might be, and he just as well let go the reins of Govern ment at once. Congress Would Not TIeld. Congress was also importuned by numer ous petitious, but doggedly maintained its attitude, judging rightly that Bdlmaceda would finally yield to their terms, rather than ruin the country though one day a hungry rabbie collected around the cham ber, and gave some of the deputies, as they emerged, a well-deserved beating. Then strikes and incipient revolutions sprang up all over the country, mostly carried on by workmen whose lamilics suffered most from the non-passage of the appropriation. The roustabouts, Jaunchinen, freight-haulers, teamen and other irresponsible persons who had nothing to lose, paraded the streets of Valparaiso and other ports in drunken bands, singing and howling like demons, throwing stones at unshuttered windows, firing shots right and left without any particular target, occasionally gutting a shop or store and threatening to pillage every house and burn it over the heads of the terrified people. The Unpaid Army and Navy. But, as be had foreseen, the opposition party were not satisfied and became more pronounced in their hostility toward the Government; until at length, hoping to better their condition, a portion of the un paid army and navy went over to their side with the disastrous results of which the telegraphs have told you. In the late pur poseless but sanguinary conflicts, several thousand men have been killed, a host of children orphaned, and millions of dollars worth of property destroyed; there have been business failures innumerable, and Chile has lost more than she can regain in 60 years of prosperity all for no good reason except that the spirit of revolution is in the Spanish blood, and, like murder, "will out." President Jose Manuel Balmaceda was inaugurated on September 18, 18SG, for the constitutional term ot five years, and conse quently his time has nearly expired. Pre vious to the election he had not figured much in politics, but was a quiet, well-to-do citizen of the wealthiest and most aristo cratic capital of Spanish America. The questionable "greatness" was not particu larly ot his own seeking, but was in a incisure "thrust upon him." His private fortune has been completely wrecked in this disastrous five vers, and ne w ill retire from office a poor man, with lewer friends than when he went into it. Chile boasts that within htr patriotic borders there arc no peculations in high places, and loves to point to the case of a lornier President who was immensely wealthy in private life, but through some unfortunate speculation lost all bis fortune while in office, and being too honest to help himself from the public funds as he might easily have done in a hundred ways undetected gave up his splendid casa and iiorses and carriages, and at the close of the term retired to a cheap little rented house in the suburbs, where he still lives. Spirited Ills Family Away. President Balmaceda is not yet 40 years old a tall, handsome, well-educated man, who has traveled a good deal and speaks some English, but not enough to carry on en easy conversation. His family consists ot a wi.e and several pretty chilnren, among the latter being three nearly grown daugh ters, who had already begun to pose as belles belore their flight. It is sot known to a certainty where they are gone; some say to Europe and others assert with tqual confi dence tnat they were sent over the mountains to the Argentine Republic. At any rate the President has succeeded in spiriting them away to some place of greater security, while he remains to face the storm, in hourly danger of threatened assassination. "What a sad parting that must have beeu between the harassed father and his gentle wife and dautrhtersl Mrs. Barmareda is spoken of by all as the most womauly of women, a devoted mother and model home keeper. Ministers Kicked From the Club. On January 4,as an expression of popular eeutiment against Balmaceda, all the Cabi net Ministers were expelled from the Union Club, the most swell organization of its kind in the city, by a yote of 9 to 1. On the 5th a decree was issued forbidding coaches and street cars to piy after mid night, an order which bas hich lv incensed the society people, because nothing begins here until nearly the time of going homo in the North. Santiago is, like Washington, a city of "magnificent distance," and the bare-beaded belles will be compelled to remain at home, or walk many a mile in their satin slippers. Po licemen, mounted aud on foot, patrol at all hours, and no gatheriug of any kind is per mitted on the streets. So vigorously is the order enforced that if three or lour well known citizens chance to- stop in a group lor conversation, as is daily done in every community, up steps a policeman and or ders them to disperse. In view of existing circumstances, these extraordinary precau tions ui.iy be necessary; but are, neverthe less, extremely irksome to well-disposed people. "Who has seen to-morrow?" is a favorite Spanish proverb, particularly applicable at the present time, lor any hour may bring shot and shell and carnage into this proud old capital. Fannib B. "Wabd. A Fact of History, Galveston Sews.3 The Colossus of Ehodes was the first great public man who understood hit business. A TOMB OF RICHES The Gloomy Structure in Which Sec retary Foster Sits the Master of Many Millions. BIGGEST BECEIPT IK THE WORLD. Ike Yaults Are Insecure, bnt In Bplte of That a Robbery of Uncle Sam Is Ifext to Impossible. HOW SIKETI MLLIOIiS ABE STOKED. BtJemjUcn cf EigMetc TUuind Dcllut in Grtealieks IhitBsdBottti. fCOKBXSrosDEjrcx or tbe wsrXTCH.l WAsnuroTOir, March 14. Secretary Foster is now as much at home in the great Treasury Department as though he had been born there. His big office over looking the Potomac is as quiet as a church, and the business goes on as smoothly as the oiled locks of the massive vaults which hold the millions upon millions of gold and silver coin in the vaults below. Secretary Foster's room is the cheeriest one in this grand and gloomy building. The Treasury Department itself is like a tomb. It would be a fine home for the Sui cide Club, and there is no prison in the world which is so depressing and penitentiary-like as it is. Long and squatty, with a massive roof, its walls are of gray granite many feet thick, and into these at the base ment.doors have been cut out, which seem to lead into the cave-like structure, and over which seem to be painted the words of Dantr, "All hope abandon, ye who enter herel" Such windows as there are, are sad and bleary. They look like the rtlieomy Eyes of Dying Giants. and they are veiled with massive bars, which aid in shutting ont the sunlight and in making the gloomy exterior more prison like than ever. The second story of this massive tomb is lined with columns of dirty sandstone, ann back of these other windows look out more gray and more gloomy than those below. The interior of the building is as depres sive as its exterior. You walk through miles of corridors which have to be lighted by electricity in order that you may find your way. These corridors are narrow and hundreds of doors open from them on either side. They make you feel as though you were in a vault, and as a door opens vou.un consciously shudder at the thought of seeing the coffins which you feel mnst be piled one on top of anotberon the shelves within. It is the same Irom basement to attic and it is only the south rooms that have anything like a cheery look. It is on the second floor of these, that the Secretary's office is located, and here in a room about 20 feet square, Mr. Foster manages Uncle Sara's cash. Have you ever thoucht what a mighty job it is? Has Killed Its Men. "When Secretary Folger died in the at tempt to keep track of it, did it strike you that the care of millions preyed upon his mind until death came to his release? When Secretary Manning figured the interest ot onr big Government debt and watched the outgoing and incoming of million every day, the responsibility of this mighty Treas-. ury maobine ate the life out of him, and when Secretary AVindom grappled with it in his strength, it overthrew him. The fight seems to.be different with Secretary Foster. Business men are born, not made, and Fos ter inherited the knack of managing men and money. How much money do you think the Gov crnmenthason hand? Well, whenTreasurer Huston came in to his office as United States Treasurer, he gave a receipt for just what he found here, and this receipt was the largest ever given in the world. A fac simile of it is framed and hung up in the Treasurer's office and English visitors put their hands to their heads in amazement and feel to see if their eyes are really open when they look at it. It is a receipt for ?771,432,329 4S. Uncle Sam Deals In Bis Figures. This is about the amount which is on hand in this massive building to-day. It is the balance which Secretary Foster has under him and which remains just about so much, notwithstanding the millions upon millions which come and go. I looked at a check yesterday for 567,000,000 which was signed by the Treasurer and there are some thing lite S300.000.000 of gold and silver in the vaults of thii mighty department. Can yon realize how much 567,000,000 means? 1 can't, but I know that General Washington was almost wild about the debt of this country when he took the Presi denev and found that the Government owed 575,000,000. Still we give a check for 67,000,000 and the amount does not sur prise us. Leaving Secretary Foster's office, I went with one of the guards out into the court which lies in the center of this massive Treasury Department, just over the great vaults. The Treasury is built in the form of two hollow squares and around this court rose three-storv walls on all sides. Bissest Silver Mine in the World. It was roofed only by the skies. and it was flagged with great blocks of stone as big as a cente'r table. It covered, I judge, a quarter ot an acre, and as I walked over it, I had beneath me the biggest silver mine in the world. In the vault below there were ?90, 000,000 of silver in boxes and bags, and under my feet, separated only by a foot or or two of stone, was gold by the millions. Guarding it were the great fort-like walls on every side and within the Treasury police men who walk continuously to and" fro and watch the great doors which lead down to the entrances of these vaults. Leaving the court I went down into these big vaults. They are already packed to bursting. The vast vault which was built a few years ago has its chambers all filled, and the aisles are being packed with silver bags. Each of these bags contains CO pounds of silver dollars, and they are stacked one on top of another, for all the world like the bags of a flour mill and like so much wheat. It was the intention to store the whole $90,000, 000 in bags, but it was found that the roof leaked and 45,000 small boxes were made. Each contains $2,000 in silver, and they are piled one on top of the other. A Skirting of the Millions. Where bags are used there is a continual movement going on in the silver, aud the displacement of a single bag would cause a movement ot millions. I saw this big vault built. It has thick walls of brick and cement, and its foundation is of cement. It covers more than a quarter of an acre and it is 12 feet deep. In its interior there is a cage of iron lattice work, the bars of which are made of wrought iron, and which were riveted together with red-hot rivets after the lattice-work was put up. It took 100,000 rivets to fasten the iron work of this vault together, and the lattice had to be very strong, a the silver is very heavy. The amount of silver now in the vault weighs over 3,000 tons, aud vou could put these 90,000,000 on one side' of the scales and 35,000 men, weighing each 180 pounds, on the other, and the silver wonld outweigh them. It would take 175 freight cars to carry this silver to the sea coast if America should be conquered by England and this Treasury vault looted. The silver dollars in this vault would carpet an area of more than 30 acres, and If they were piled one upon another they would make a solid column of silver more than 160 miles high. The Treasury Vaults Insecure. The question as to whether the Treasury could be robbed has often been discussed, and it h&i been a question which hai agi tated the secret committee rooms of the THE House and Senate, during the present session. There is no doubt that many ol the vaults are far behind the times in their safety appliances and there are hundreds of cracksmen in the country who could open them. This may not be so of .all the vaults, but it is certainly so of a number of them. Mr. Huston became' alarmed about their condition sometime ago and he went to New York, I am told, to get aconipetent man to examine them. He visited the big banks, the loan and sate deposit companies, and they all recommended him to go to the same man. He brought this man to Washington and he went through the Treasury vaults. After he had examined them, he wrote out his re port and then came to Mr. Huston and said: I have prepared my report and vou can have it now. The vaults in the Treasury are not safe and before you read the report I want to give you a practical demonstration to this effect, I will take you into one of the vaults and will leave my workmen on the outside. The vaults may then be locked and I am sure that my man cau open the doors and let us out inside of an hour." r radical Demonstration of Insecurity. Mr. Huston and the man then went down into the basement. They picked out a vault that had 8,000,000 in it and this man's workman, who was. an ordinary safe re pairer, had his tools on the outside. The doors were locked, but I think the time Jock W3s left off. In 12 minutes from the time at which the Treasury employes had locked the doors with locks that were sup posed to be secure this man had opened tbem and let Treasurer Huston and the ex pert out. He did it without the use of ex plosives of any sort, and merely by driving three wedges "in between the door and the safe. In company with this man, Treasurer Huston went to the Committees of Congress and they promised to attend to the matter at once. They did try to attend to it, but a squabble came up between the Honse and Senate and I understand that this vault is in the same condition that it was before. It would, however, be a very brave man who would attempt to rob the Treasury. A tunnel might be dug from somewhere near the Potomac Biver under the Treasury building, but the robbers would have to drill through a floor of cement and chilled steel and they would have to have a railroad to carry away the silver in order to make it pay. The Dollars "Wonld Tumble. After tbey had taken a few thousand dol lars the bags aud boxes containing the re mainder would tumble about uith such a noise as to apprise the Treasury guards of their action, and as these guards are on hand day and night, it would be almost im possible to get anything to speak of without discovery. There might be a combination with the guards, and a fortune .in green backs or silver certificates taken; but these arc all numbered and the thieves would be sure to be identified. There are 60 guards in the Treasurv Department, and these are divided into different watches. They have to salute each other from time to time, and a whistle would bring an armv of guards to anv part of the Treasury at any moment. Not long ago the Treasurer attempted to go down into the vaults to see whether the men were on duty. He suddenly found a barrel of cold steel at his head, and the guard who held the other end of the revol ver made him stand still and throw up his hands. He said that he was the Treasurer, of the United States, bnt the very polite watchman with the revolver said that mieht all be, but he did not know the Treasurer, and he would have to wait until he called one of the other guards to identify him. He then gave a whistle. The other guards rushed up and the Treasurer was released. It is by no means a sate thing for even the Treasurer to go around the vaults at mid night. Our Money In Greenback!. It would seem to be an easy thing to get away with some of the greenbacks of the Treasury. Still with millions on hand and with no apparent guards to speak of, Uncle Sam seldom has a loss. It is almost incred ible that year alter year these 51,000 and 52,000 clerks go on handling millions and still there is no leaking and no stealing. I visited the cash vault ot the Treasury the other day, and I saw pile upon pile of green backs ali practically in charge of one man, and there were millions ot dollars repre sented by them. I was shown half a dozen small packages of bills which could have been crowded into a cigar box, aud which were worth S500.0C0. In the story of Alladin is told how a wicked old man made a fortune by changing old lamps for new. The people are doing this with Uncle Sam all the time. You can get new greenbacks fur old ones at the Treasury any day, and there are hundreds of clerks who do nothing but count old bills, do them up into packages, have them punched with holes, showing they are not to be used again, and then cut in two with a rort of meat ax cleaver to render them per fectly worthless. What Uncle Sam Will Do. If you have bills chewed up by rats, you can bring the pieces here and you williget new ones for them. If you hide your money in your stove and making a fire without thinking of it, the crisp remains of the bills will be honored, and if vou bury it and it rots, Uncle Sam will take the rotten pieces that are left and hand you out new bills. He has to be sure however that you had the money in thb first place and curious Irauds are often attempted. The sweepings of the bank counter are ground up and sent in as chewed money, counterfeits are burned and attempted to be passed as genuine, and last week a wad of huried money was brought in said to belong to an old German near St. Louis who had huried it in a jug. He said it contained 5900 and was the price of nis corn crop. Upon investigation it was found to contain the pieces of nearly $1,800 and after looking into the matter, the Treasurer decided that the old man had buried two crops instead of otie, and gave him a check for its full amount. Fbakk G. Cabpenteb. A SNOWBALL FOB REHT. Curious Terms Upon Which Some English Estates Are Held. The tenant of a large farm atBroadhouse, near Langsett, county ot York, England, holds the right to the property as long as he shall pay a yearly rental of "a snowball at midsummer and a red rose at Christmas" to the owner, Godfrey Bosville, Esq. One ol the Dukes ot Scotland relinquishes his rights to his lands if it should ever get warm enough to melt the snow from the highest peak ot the highest mountain in Scotland. A CTJEIOTJS WHITE TS.0Q. The Albino Animal That Is Attracting Attention in London, rail .Mall BodKet.1 'lhere is at 166 Piccadilly a white frog, & rara avis indeed, to "derange epitaphs" somewhat. He was caught last September in Wiltshire, and Mr. Ward exhibited him to the learned gaze of the Zoological Society the other day. Inclined to pink rather than white, he li a fine specimen of bis kind, and takes existence calmly in his weed-strewn box, not at all disturbed by the curious who throng to see him all day. His large, black eyes are rimmed with flesh of a dull golden color, and make him rather a ghastly object than otherwise. WmwWr The Albino Frog. PITTSBUEGr DISPATCH, A HUNT FOR SPOOKS. Howard Fielding Warns the flew In vestigating Committee. A CHAPTEK OP SAD EXPERIENCE. Seance That Ended in a Toboggan Elide Doirn a Flight of Stain. BE0EEN BIBS AND EEY0LYER SHOTS LWBiTTmf roB th DisPAica.i It is reported that a number of distin guished gentlemen and ladies have banned themselves together for the purpose of inves tigating the phenomena of spiritualism. They propose to get up a series of tests through which no fraudulent ghosts and very few of the genuine can ever pass suc cessfully. Let me hasten to say that it is not my pur pose to criticise or ridicule these investigat ors. Some of them live In Boston and are thus above criticism, while others do not live in Boston and are therefore objects of pity rather than ridicule. Collectively, if they have a iault, it is that they are too good. The work requires somebody who is en rapport with iniquity, as a Boston gen tleman remarked in tendering me an invita tion to a spook hunt in that city some years ago. I did not understand French at that time, so 1 simply thanked him, adding mod estly that I had a good bringing up, and hoped net to disappoint his expectations. I now perceive that I should have struck him with a club, but it is too late. Organized by Honest Believers. The hunt of which I have spoken was or ganized by spiritualists. They were honest believers who desired to expose iraua, as the surest way of giving the truth a chance. Mv intentions were as good as theirs, but I lacked discretion. I shall tell the story ot the hunt as a warning to the above-mentioned committee net to push investigation reck lessly. Wo were to expose a man who was tempo rarily named Morse. His wife materialized spirits through the power of a deceased In dian princess, who in life had been called Bright Eyes. Her vision must have been considerably dimmed in the mysterious hereafter or she would have been able to see through such a diaphanous fraud as Mrs. Morse, and would have refrained from hav ing anything to do with her. When Mrs. Morse "passed into a trance she was controlled so completely by Bright Eyes that she could speak nothing but pure Choctaw. Thus the ordinary auditor at one of her seances learned little or nothing about the eternal mysteries. To Sainplo the Choctaw. Our hunting party heard of this linguistio difficulty, and so we pressed into our service an ex-cowboy who conversed nucntiy in Choctaw. He could also shoot the neck off a two gallon demijohn at CO paces, and afterward drink the entire contents, no mat ter what it happened to be. He was an ac complished gentleman. We arranged the plan of campaign very carefully. To each was assigned his share of the work. Bill Adams, the cowboy, was to test the quality of Bright Eyes' Choctaw, lifter which he was to wait till the signal of attack should be given by Harvey Blake. This young man acted as a sort of guide to our "psrty. He was a believer in spiritualism, who had come to the Morse seances in good faith, until their trickery became too thin to deceive even so partial a witness. The Morses thought that they had a sure grip on him, and so he could easily secure a front seat at the seance a favor not shown to strangers. In his position of ad vantage -he was to wait until a materialized spirit was well within his reach, and then he was to grab it, and yell. At his war hoop Adams was to overpower Morse; I was to assist in detaining the spooks; and others were to turn up the lights and qnell any outbreak on the part of Morse's heelers, of whom there were a half dozen at every meeting. A Short-Holred Body Guard. I noticed them when I first entered the rooms on the evening selected for the ex posure. They were short haired middle weights who were engaged at CO cents a head as a body guard. We were given a brief opportunity of examining the room, one corner of which was curtained off, making the usual cabinet. When we took our seats Blaka was in the front row with Adams and me just behind him. I esti- Blake Sees His Orandmother. mated that of the 30 people present only about a third had come with a real desire to see and converse with the departed. When the lights had been turned down a thin and faded spinster began to play hymn tunes on a consumptive cabinet organ in a manner calculated to disturb the eternal slumbers of their defunct composers, if anything could. That they did not ma terialize, and remove the organist, hardened my unbelief as nothing else ever had. But young Blake, who was a veiy nervons fel low, found this waiting for ghosts in the grizzly darkness very trying. He did not know which to fear most, the appearance of a genuine spook, or the rough-and-tumble fight which was certain to follow a palpable fraud. He trembled so that I could feel his chair shake. Adams noticed It too, and tried to quiet the young man's nerve. Soothed by the Cowboy. "Don't you be alarmed." he whispered. "Just because that man Morse has a gun in his hip pocket, ain't no reason why you should expect to be cut off in the flower of your youth." Blake's teeth began to chatter audibly. "I felt the gun," continued Adams, "while you fellows were looking over the room. 1 spent my time looking over Morse. He is my meat and don't you forget it. Cheer up my bloomin' shrub; I have a shooting-iron in my boot-leg, and it's twice as long as Morse's." Blake gave a tremendous groan. By this time Mrs. Morse had gone into a trance and was jabbering in her aliened Choctaw. Adams listened to it awhile and then-be said: "I'm gambling that that don't come from the Hapnv Hunting grounds. If any poor Injin talks that lingo it must be be cause his sufferin's overpower him. Wait till I try the genuine article." He spoke a few words in an Indian dialect, and then added in United States, "If. the ghost of old Chief Bed-Eye isn't here in 30 seconds tbe whole thing is a fake." "Why so?" I inquired. Why He Knew It Was a Fraud. "I just remarked in Ked-Eyo's natire tongue," said Adams, "that I knew where there was a barrel of fire-water on tap. No, no; he'd have been here before this. What evidence do you want? Speak your little piece, Blakey, my boy, and I'll open fire right over your shoulder." Blake fell upon his knees, and, reaching out his hands toward a white-robed figure whioh hid Just capered oat of the cabinet, be called her hlsJear old grandaotnsr and Wipi III ' SUNDAY, MAEOH IB, asked if she bad come to protect him. At this several women sobbed, bnt I was not deeply affected. This same figure had been out before. I recognized it as the bulky form of a fut woman whom I had seen skip ping down tbe basement stairs just before the seance opened. But Blake said she was his grandmother and an old fellow on the other side of the room recognized .her as his daughter who had died at the tender age of 11. I could not help feeling that this iden tification was complicated and doubtful; and I longed to make a sure thing of it by dragging tbe specter to some portion of the house where there was more light. An Exposure by Fraud It was evident that Blake was too badly frightened to give tbe signal; I could bear murmurs from various members of our party; and I was anxious to get away from Adams revolver before it should go off by accident. Moved by Adams Shot Off His Revolver. these considerations, I sprang over Blake's kneeling form, and seized the fat spook around the waist. She offered a very material resistance, which became quite uncontrollable when Adams shot off his re volver into the ceiling and leaped upon Morse. After that, I was no more of an en cumbrance to the spook thanifmy arms had been ber apron strings. She rushed out into the hall, and I trailed behind like the "bob" of a kite. She fled up the stairs with an agility proportionate to her fright, and mar velous considering her bulk. I accom panied her up the stairsbecause I was afraid to let go. On tbe uppermost step she tripped, stag gered a moment, and then, overbalanced by my weight, she fell backward and slid the whole length of tbe stairs on my unfortunate body, as if it had been a toboggan. I bad been told that spirits dematerialize at the profane touch. This one didn't. She was all there when we landed on the hall floor. I was much nearer dematerialization myself, being pressed out to a thinness which ap proached transparency. It's a Dangerous Proceeding. All this I have been told, for I was not in condition to observe it at the time. I did not know when the spirit of As if 1 Had Seen a Toboggan. Blake's grandmother was lifted off my ruins, nor did I suffer anything at the hos pital where I was restored from a strip to my usual cylindrical form. No; these trials were over before I regained command of my faculties; but what did pain me seriously was the notification thtt Blake's grand mother's ehost would Lharge me with as-" sault and battery, and sue me for civil dam ages. Considering that I had fractured five ribs while she was practically uninjured, I could not but regard this as unkind. Therefore, I publish these tacts in order that this new investigating committee may know enough to stand from under when spirits that have been too ponderously ma terialized attempt to impose upon the hum ble seeker for the truth. We should all grieve if any member of the committee should pursue tbe search for facts about the other world to a point from which he could not return with his report HffWABD FlELDINO. a plkd of mummies at thebeb. Discoveries That Will Keep the Egyptolo gists Busy for Awhile. Illustrated News of the World.l Egyptologists will be pleased to hear of the discovery of a vault filled with mam mies and funeral coffers at Dayr el Babree, near the plain of Thebes. It was not far from this spot that M. Maspero found the royal mummies of the kings of the nine teenth and twentieth dynasties in 1831. The new excavation, from which already 200 mummy-cases have been taken, also seems to have been a cachette or hiding pla:e rather -than a tomb. At a depth ot about 30 feet a gallery diverges, and in it tbe mum mies were packed, the entrance baying been blocked with wool and cloth, both of which are in good preserva tion. Two other galleries have still S A ?kS? lMn.,-05J; The First Mummies Found. to be explored: probably they are also qnitc full. The removal of the case3 is under the superintendence of M. Gribeaux, from the Geesch Museum.. Eight or ten of the fellaheen bear each of tbe heavy cases on their shonlders, chanting the song which is always beard when a number of men work together, and after frequent intervals of rest the procession arrives' at' the barge which has been sent from Cairo. It will be impossible to decipher the many rolls of papyrus far some months; so far it has been ascertained that the mummies are chiefly those of priests and priestesses who lived in the twenty-first dynasty, or about 1100 B. C. A high priest of the god Amen, named Hirhor, was the founder. This may, per haps, aooount for the elaborate way the mummies hart beea preserved. "SRBSSni fjp W POlIV. ' e- na .' ' 1891 GOSSIP OF GOTHAM. flow a Clever Eeporter Got an Inter view With Hannibal Hamlin, A PICTURE FROM NEW ENGLAND. J. Palmer O'Neill finds There Is Flentj of Interest in Baseball CEACKIKG JOKES OX TIFEWEITEES rCOBBXSFOXDXXCX OJ" THX DtSrA.TCH.1 New Yoke, March 14. I have talked with a large number of people during the week, and select the following inter views as most likely to be interesting to Pittsburg people: Breaking Up the Nervous System. Edward Ryerson, commercial traveler I have bad a good many queer experiences on the road. Once in Michigan I was held cp for all I was worth. Ij was right in a small town, one with which I was very well acquainted and where I was pretty well known. 1 bad been out in the evening, and was coming home early, when I was met in the middle of the sidewalk by a stranger. I stepoed to the left and he stepped to tbe left; then I stepped to the right anil be stepped to the riaht. just as people, will. you know, often without design and to mutual embarrassment. In this case it had the effect of embarrassing me only long enough for a sec ond man to grab me from behind and trip me np in a twinkling. Goth men were on top and squeezed me so hard that I could hardly yell. But yell I did right lustily three or lour times. I could see from where 1 lay a woman sitting at an open window just across the street, and a little further up a man louncing on a front door stoop. Although' I yelled murder and thieves, neither tbe man nor the oman made an effort to either release me or come to my assistance. After I made three or four yelps one of tbe fellows had mo by the throat while the other was reaching for my pockets. The man almost choked me to death, but as my pocket was on tbe under side and both of tDem sitting on me. they couldn't get at tbe latter as easy as they could my throat. This kept thorn a little longer than usual fumbling at the job. When I got a chance I gave another desperate yelp, and this caused the man Who was sitting on the stoop to get up and leisnrelr come my way.JAt the sight of him the two ronbers deserted their prey ana fled in the other direction. Now. don't you know, 1 havo never fully recovered from the nervous prostration of that attack. I never go out auy where at night witbou,t feeling that the air is full of cnt-throats and highwaymen, and I have a nervous suspicion of every man I meet in tbe dark. Yet this was years ago. Ibaveafriend who ha had a similar experience, and he tells me that his nervoussystem has been thoroughly broken down since that time. When he goes home at night be carries a stone in each hand and walks in the middle of the road. New York Doesn't Decide Now. Thomas H. Davis, theatrical manager This season on tbe road has been remarkable,in that tbe better class of plays have received more encouragement than ever before. On the other hand, all of the bum shows and cheap spectacular and operatic companies have met with disastrous results and have lost money or gone to pieces. The time was when a success ful rnn in New York decided the fate of a piece. It is no longer tbe case. In fact, on tbe contrary, a great number of pieces are brouzht out without reference to New York, and they rnn through successfnl and successive seanons" without ever having been produced here. Yon may think it curious, but it is a tact that there are bat Bve cities in the Union where a play can be run more than a week with reasonable chances of success. These cities areNew York. Boston, Philadelphia. Chicago and Sau Fran cisco. The advantages of Boston as a show town are in the fact that it lias a large outlying popnlation that depends unon Boston tor amusements. Tbe cities of Cambridge, Lynn, Lowell, Salem, Haverhill and Worcester have theater trains and so does Providence, R. I. In Boston they get a higher price for seats than in any other city except New York. A eood play can be rnn in Boston four or live months successfully when it couldn't in Philadelphia two weeks. As to prices, they are higher, as a rnle, in the East than they are In the West. In Cincinnati and St. Louis anything over SI for a seat is consid ered robberv and the public won't stand it. Most of tbe Chicago theaters are SI and under. A Regular Joshna Whltcomb. P. P. Pope, lawyer I was np in Vermont daring the cold snap to tako some testimony. The place wasa small town with little or no ac commodations and those were frozen up as tight as a drum. We had to break tbe water in our pitcher with a warm poker before we could wash. After Inquiry we ascertained tbe residence of tbe master in chancery. He was found with an old-fashioned yoke and water pails, and outfit similar to that with which the rnral Now Englander carries sap about in the sugar camp. He was dressed in homespun and was a regular Josh Whltcomb in general ap pearance. After breakfast, an hour later, we mot him in his office and was astonished at tbe transformation which had take piaca in his at tire. He wore a full suit of broadcloth of antique cnt, an ola-fasbioued high collar with sharp points we used to call "side-boards," and one of those old black stocks that onr early an cestors used to wear around their necks with three or four turns. He was as genial an old man in his personal manners as I ever met. In tbe evening when we cot through he Invited us to his house and we drank cider, played cards and were royally entertained in a 'New England way. He felt pretty good, having made 53 or 54 out of a hard day's work. Awful Suffering in Italy. Charles Moss, brother of Theodore Moss I received a letter the other day from my sister who is in Florence, Italy. She gives in detail the most distressing situation of that people during the past winter. They have been visited by exceedingly cold weather and snow has fallen from 18 inches to 2 feet deep. Flor ence depends for its very existence upon the hundreds and thousands of visitors who flock there during the season. This unprecedented winter bas had tho effect to almost completely shut ont foreign travelers, and In consequence of this the small shopkeepers, who abound in the beautiful city, have been ruined and all classes of people who depend immediately upon foreign visitors are in great distress. This can not be put into words, she says. It is abso lutely depressing to think of it. Cold weather and deep snows are comparatively unknown to the people of Southern Italy and snen a visita tion, therefore. Is a great deal more severe than it wmild ha nnnsidprtd bv na nfnrtliavn New York. When it Is remembered that these ' same shopkeepers live on very small Incomes and those incomes are gathered from day to aay from foreign visitors, you can imagine the miserable condition in which they now are. The Tariff and Electric Progress. Arthur T. Welles, Western Electric Company We manufacture in this country about every thing that now enters into the various branches of tbe electrical service. The .only important thing that is imported is manganese, and tbar, you know, mnst necessarily be imported. It enters into the formation of tbe magnet. We would manufacture more if it were not for the burtlul discrimination of the tariff duties. Necessarily in tho electrical business we nse a great deal of copper, and thl copper conld be purchased 2 or 3 cents a pound cheaper laid down abroad than it can be bought here. Mind you. this copper is Lake Superior ore. In con sequence ot this we have two large factories abroad at Antwerp and Berlin, and are build ing a third one in Paris. In addition to the effects ot the tariff, the South American mar ket is mor easily reachod from Antwerp than from New York. However, but for tho differ ence in copper ore we would have probably built another factory in America instead of the one now being fitted ont In Paris. There ere now employed between our New York and Chi cago bouses about 1,400 men. while in Berlin and Antwerp we run about 1,000. A Novel Attempt at Smuggling. A Custom House Official When an Ameri can dies abroad, you know, the clothes of the deceased can come in free of duty. Tbi3 fact has developed a curious attempt at smuggling. A short time azo a man declared six .dresses, worth about SoOO, as tbe property of his de ceased sifter, an American. He represented that sbe died abroad and ber clothing m be Ids returned to her family. To aid this decep tion the dresses were made up witb.solled ruch ings in the neck and sleeves and soiled whale bones being placed in the seams of tbe waists. But the dresses tbemSelves, when submitted to an expert, were found to be constructed In the latest fashion, and that tbe old and soiled ma terials could bo easily changed without damage to the rest of the garments. The expert also found that instead of being worth $300 they were worth at least IL800- They are now is tbe custody of tbe United States Government and will probably be sold (for the benefit of Uncle bam. Cold Weather aad Patent leather. H. J. HolbrookfcieH!aealer la floe shoes Bovere cold.tsaew, dangerous to patent leather than rtC''elM. Gentlemen may wonder why patestQlMtBtf shots worn in the winter tiiu swokM Mrtf.Mt it U not ex- posnre to the outdoor air or wet necessarily. We take the greatest precautions to protect onr line patent leathers from the cold. The foreman of the leather room see to it that all patent and fine leathers are covered np with blankets every evenipg in winter time, and thus covered until the warmth of the next day. If we ship fine patent leather shoes in tbe win ter time. It is at considerable risk of tbe ex Jiosure to cold. Before delivery they might be n a condition which would causa tbe barer to think that tbey were an Inferior article and throw them back on-our hands. We have had numerous such cases. How He Thawed Hannibal Hamlin. A Syndicate Reporter I have been in the newspaper business a long time, bnt a recent experience discounts anything in tbe inter viewing line I ever had. I was requested to see Hon. Hannibal Hamlin and get ont of him some genial talk. I knew Hamlfn very well, and tberofore knew that it was one ot his char acteristics that he, never talked to newspaper men upon anything. Notwithstanding tbe chances against me, however. I resolved to make the effort. I laid around the Fifth Ave nue Hotel all night and found that Hamlin was to leave Boston early next morning by a certain train. I jumped the train here and took one that met him at Hartford. I had no difficulty In finding him in the smoking com partment of the vestibulo train coming back. I hadn't addressed three words to him before he asked me point blank if I was a newspaper man. Of course I told him I was, when be said very sharply and in sultingly: "I don't wan't to say anything to you. Inovertalkto newspapermen. 1 won't say a word. I have cbmein here to smoke a cigar by myself and I don't want to be bothered witli yon." The old man was fairly ragintr. He was so mad that be struck a match to light his clear on the bottom of another fellow's sboe. tbinkinglt was disown, and had to apologize. In the meantime I got on my dignity and informed Mr. Hamlin that I had just as good a right to smoke my cigar in the compartment as he had, and whether lie talked ur not was a matter of supremo indifference tome. That matter ap parently settled we smoked in silence for a short time and then the monotony was broken with a remark of mine abnnt something out side the car window. He returned immediately to tbe old subject and began to abuse newspaper men in general and the one wbo attempted to interview him in particular. I know tbe old man's weak point, and mentioned tbe fact that dnrmg the term of his Vice Presidency of the United States, Ben Butler had been asked by Mr. Lincoln to return from the Held and go on the ticket with him as candidate for Vice President on tbe ground that Hamlin's temper was so bad. and that be was so far removed in his personal relations from other leaders of tbe party that his renomination was an impossibil ity. I said:- "Senator, X know now that tbeir judgment of you was correct. If it were not for your irascible temper and contemptuous indifference toward the feelings of other peo ple, you would have been renominated on the tit ket with Mr. Lincoln." This brought the old man out strong, and he talked to me about au hour straight along. When he got to New York about 20 reporters send their cards up, but the old mansaid: "I never talk to newspaper men. They tried to Interview me on the train, but they didn't do it." In tbe meantime a lovely article of two or three columns was In a dozen different offices. Color Blindness and Street Cars. A Boulevard Car Drirer You know these cars burn lights at night to correspond with their colors in the daytime for the guidance of the people who cannot see tbe color or read the lettering. Notwithstanding this effort to dis tinguish one line of cars from another, wo are bothered every Ave minutes in tbe day with people who stop the car, ask whether this is snch and such a car, or stop a car, get on, and then ask and stop it again to get off, having ridden a block' or two perhaps ont of tbeir way. I have been making something of a study of these people, and And that tbe larger num ber of tbem are really color clind, and do not make these errors out of stupidity. Tbey can tell, nerbaps, black from white, but when it comes to the different shades necessarily em ployed by a great many railroad lines in this city, tbey are hopelessly confused. Selling Peacocks on the Street. A Street Fakir Selling Peacocks These birds come from Obio. What are they wortbf I'll sell them to you for $25 a pair. Mypard there bas tbe female and tbis is tbe male, a lovely specimen, as yon see. Why do we bring tbem along Broadway? Because the swells and yonr fine ladies would not see tbem any where else. We work Broadway from Four teenth to Thirtieth streets. The trouble Is we draw such crowds that the police won't let us stand long in one place at a time. It blocks np the sidewalk, you see. We have sold qmte a number of birds during tbe past month. ProfltT Now you don't -want me to give away my bnsiness, do yonr Yes; sometimes I sell dogs. I sold fancy dotrs in London and in Paris. Tbere ain't no placo like America for one of us. Dead loads of pups are sold on tbe streets here every year. People whowon'tgo to dog fanciers are often struck with the dog mania when they are confronted with tbe live article on & street corner, coat's wnere we catch 'em on dogs. That's where I've been catching 'em on peacocks. Novelty, my boy, novelty, seeT We are going to run elephant next. The Democratic Hustler of Michigan. John J. Enrigbt, man-about-town I Jiave just returned from an extended tour in Eng land. Ireland and Scotland, in company with Hon. Daniel J. Campan, Chairman of the Dem ocratic State Committee of Michigan. We covered more miles in a day in a jaunting car than bas ever been done by any American travelers. We had so much run that Mr. Caronan resigned his chairmanship of the State Committee in a letter from Berlin. He is an elegant gentleman, and is the first chairman wbo ever showed any jndgment in tbe manage ment of State politics In Michigan. The re sult of bis management is sufficiently shown in the election of a Democratic Legislature in a State that was formerly 00,000 Republican ma jority. He could get anything he wished in tbe way .of public office from his party In Michigan in recognition of his services. J. Palmer O'Neill on Baseball. J. Palmer O'Neill, baseball manager All of this row that has been kicked np by the Asso ciation Is lor tbe purpose, primarily, of adver tisine themselves. There is no snch thing as legitimate contest between the Association and the League. We are going right ahead this season as though they nerer existed. Tbey havo recently forced us to meet tbem in the courts by tbe persecution of one of our men in St. Louis. We have accepted their invitation and will give them all the advertisine; of that kind they want. No, I don't think that base ball is on tbe decline. It is. however, in a tem porary state of demoralization as between a good many high-priced players and would-be managers of these players. The public taste for games remains about the same. In fact. I should say that It bas stead ily increased with recent years. Tbe?gpnblic' demands a higher class of play than ever it did before, and this fact creates an nnnsual cdmpetitlou among pro fessional baseball people. That is about what all this trouble between the clubs means. There Is no surer indication bf tbe growth of public taste for baseball than ibis struggle among managers for the best players and tbe best organizations. There Is not a place of any size in tbe Union bnt whose inhabitants have seen the best class of games. Tbey will have nothing meaner or cheaper in tbe future, and If any organization attempts it it wilt fail, and It ought to fail. I think after all is said and done the season upon which we will enter will be a prosperous one financially, and from a professional point of view a credit both to the public and those who cater for it. Gratuitous Abuse of Typewriters. A Lady Stenographer I am almost ashamed to tell people I belong to this profession, there bas been so much said and written a nont the "fair typewriters." Tbe comic papers make pictures of them, and in tbe newspapers nearly every day there appears some squib reflecting on women who get their living as stenograph ers and typewriters. From my experience, and I have bad considerable, most of this is mere tnfth. Men wbo hire stenographers usually have plenty for tbem to do, and I bave never seen a man yetwbo brouebt any woman non sense in conflict with his business. I know quite a number of girls wbo are doing this work, and tbeir experience is just like mine. 1 once lost a good, job Because tbe wife of the man wbo wanted a stenographer bad made him promise he would not employ a lady. Sbe bad been readme: all this rot in the newspapers and bad generally come to the conclusion that we formed a dangerons class. A woman with a husband like that ought to chain him np so sbe will know where be Is. Men In active business life, as a rule, subordinate everything else to tbeir business.' Any disposition of a lemale em ploye to encourage flirtation on tbe part of him self or bisjderE vox even his office buy. would meet wttt) a pretty prompt dismissal. On tbe other handTa woman wbo works bard and earns whatever salary sbe cets is usually too inde pendent to tolerate any familiarity oiktlie part ot tbote with whom Sbe Is thrown in bnsiness Contact. CHARLES T. MCRRAT. A gKBTKMCB FOB TEACHEBS. SjTTKtiilr.g Kstuai Editor Dpclsres They Cannot Fathom. A Kansas editor offers the following sentence for school teachers to dissect, and Is willing to bet that some of tbem will find! nothing wrong with It: A widow woman who was always noted fortrnth and veracity, and wbo hsd recently celebrated her centen nial anniversary, died of pneumonia fever Friday evening at 9 o'clock'p. 31., and ber funeral obsequies wera numerously attended by many people." BABY M'KEE'S STABS. Solar Biology of the Youngster Whf Delights Bis Grandpa. THE SAME SIGN AS WASHIHGT05. He Stands an Excellent Chance of Becoming President Some Day. CERTAIN TO BE EEAS05ABLI HAPf I IWHITTJCir TO THX DtSTJlTCa.3 Benjamin Harrison McKee, born March 15, 1887; zoadical sign, Pisces; moon in Sagitarius, Uranus in Aries, Saturn in - Capricorn, Jupiter in Aries, Mars in 'Libra, Venus in Scorpio, Mercury in Pisces. Such in outline is Baby McKee's biologic, a la solar biology. Time was when every scion of a royal race bad his or her horoscope cast at date of birth. Dip within the sky-blue covers of Bntler's book. Therein is a system of prognostica tions based on ddteof birth, amply sufficient for most human needs and destinies. Self-knowledge is the sum thereof, and self-knowledge means forewarned, fore armed. Nor is it so difficult to at least classify this self of onrs, for after all, tbere are, says the Boston philosopher, only 13 manner of people in the world. Humanity, en bloc, is divided into 12 great divisions decided as to spiritual and mental charac teristics by date of birth. And these 13 grand divisions and their characteristics are based in turn on the determining influence of the signs of tbe zodiac for tbe zodiao rules; each sign thereof fixes the destiny and determines the governing physical and men tal qualities of its own particular division, ergo, ol" every particular individnal bora therein. Plenty of Boom for Individuality. Individuality itself is at the same time allowed widest possible scope. The influ ence ot every sign is modified (1) by the po sition ol the moon, and (2) by that of each of the planets, both moon and planets hav ing a specific and polarizing effect of their own. The zoadical dominant is thus modi lied in an almost infinite variety of ways, and humanity, albeit divided as a whole into only 12 granddivisions yet exhibits the widest differentiation as to personality no two persons ever being exactly alike. Solar biology employs yet another thesis in the formulation of its system. As every one familiar with almanacs is aware, the zoadical signs are symbolized under the form of a man yclypt the grand solar man of our universe. Each sign has its own par ticular position and governs its own par ticular function in this macrocosmio type of humanity. Thus Aries has place in and control of the face and cerebrum; Taurus, of the cerebellum and neck; Gemini, of the shoulders and arms; Cancer, of tbe breast; Leo, of the heart, etc. One familiar with the principles of physi ology and sarcognomy (the interelation of mind and body), will readily understand the physical and mental influence of each sign earthward from their position in this symbolical body. In tho Same Boat TVIth "Washington. Our immediate concern is with Baby Mc Kee. Born between the dates of February 19 and March 21, Baby McKee therefore made bis first appearance in tbis yale ot tears when the earth was in the sign Pisces or the Fish. So also was it when the Father of his Country, George Washington, made en trance upon the world's stage of life. Baby McKee, therefore, in common with all other Americans, big or little, born in tbe same sign, is in good and illustrious company. But apart from this particular fact, which may or may not have political significance, cal culated to encouraze the ambitions. Pisces is a very good sign .to be born in. Placed in the feet of the Grand Solar llan. It represents more particularly tbe hnman understanding L e those principles ot tbe mind and life which subserve as a base lor tbe whole. Speak ing corporeally, without. the f eet we could not stand; and metaphysically, without the princi ples or qualities externalized in Pisces, we could not materially exist at all. The practi cal, the mechanical, the, scientific knowledge ,of all kinds aforethougnt of ibe futnre, in nate appreciation of the' value of money all these aud more belong by right to thoe born in Pisces. Valuable as tbe qualities mentioned are, they are apt, however, unless modified, to make a person restless, unduly careful, anxions about the future and close in money matters. Tbey are also inclined to be somewhat stubborn and dogmatic; hare strong wills aud tenacity of purpose, and yet when it comes to tbe decisive action, are apt to lack seii-conuuence ana can Deal ionow a leader. They make excellent accountants andbnslners men of all kiids. and being generally upright and Justin tbeir dealings, are able to fill posi tions of trnst and responsibility. What the Moon Says of It It Is doe to children born in this sign, sayt our author, to have a particularly good educa tion, with a view toward ascertaining by gen eral self-development, their proper vocation in life; a wrong start In the world would to tbem prove especially disastrous. Tbe diseases to wbicb Pisces men and women are subject are varied, but affect more especially the head and feet. Bnt here the moon comes In with a strong, polarizing influence, predis posing one to weakness of tbe digestive organs and lungs. This polarity also increases tbe natural combativeoess and restlessness of tbe sign Pisces. It also gives positive inclination for public service and public speaking. Taking now the planets In their given order, Uranus, whose particular function Is of tbe metaphysical and spiritual order, being then (March 15. 1SS7), in the sign Aries, gives added mental vigor, love for the spiritual and a desire to penetrate into the world of causes. Saturn is in the sign Capricorn and gives adaptation to botb scientific and religious professions but acting jointly with tbe Pisces element gives a leaning toward tbe mercantile life, with chances largely in favor of success. Jnpiter, also, is found at that time in Aries, and Its influence, unless counterbalanced, tends to over-weaning feelings of mental pride and self-importance, which may lead Into recklessness and extravagance. Mars ex presses more particularly the principles of parental love aud physical life. Baby McKee's birth finds tbis planet in tbe signLibr (the reins), where it lend its influence to the ma terialistic side of human nature, giving in creased abilities for succeeding n life, and strong family affections. Coupled with Pisces. Mars wonld seem to .counteract tbe feeling, of distrust and discouragement natural to the former. Unchecked, however, It inclines to selfishness and animalism. tVHI Make n Good Lover. Venus, "embodies the elements of beauty, faithfulness and pure conjngal love." lbs date finds ber in Scorpio, where its functions become altogether inverted, and a source of danger, mental, moral and physical. Tbe Pisces influence wonld, however, serve to counterbalance its tendencies, when rightly di rected. Mercury is Baby McKee's own "home" plahot, being then In bis own particular sign Pisces. "This (conjunction) gives great love of actirity and inclination to be on tbe feet. Children as soon as tbey can walk are apt to rnn away. Tbey are apt to have large feet and tbe love of travel ii increased." So much for tbe round of planetary Influence dominant at that particular date. Patting It altogether. Baby McKee's biologle is on the whole a favorable one. Granted the necessary development and training. Baby McKee will ' probably be either of four things: A great student and traveler: a public .official with more than the average free American' chances ot being President himself someday; a professional man or business man, with cbanees in favor of success. "With his pockets sufficiently full of shekels. Baby McKee will probably be a reasonably happy man. If even jnod erately poor, howerer. he will as probably be an over anxious and careworn individnal with a wrinkle or two over his noso and between his eyes. But rich or poor, tbe Pisces baby will most likely grow np to be a good and reliable citizen, beioc naturally endowed with all the civil aud moral virtues necessary thereto plus a conple of large understandings clad In No. 9 boots. Mabk. F. Gkiswold. TO BE EHGLISH, Y01I ZROVT, Ton Mnst Study the Latest Fashion In Hand shaking. - "The latest way of shaking hands," said a howling swsll to a writer in the New York Sun, "is purely English in origin. The arm ' ' is bent at the elbow, bnt the wrist is rigid' and the hand is turned inward, nearly touching the chest. The fingers are kept itiffand olose together, and the pressure is very slight. The hands hardly meet before) they separate, and it is very vulgar to shake bands for more than a few seconds at the most. "It requires practice to do - this in para form, and I had to study my motions in a mirror for more than an hour before I eonld". -accomplish it. Now, bowever.Iam perfeat., . .