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B.. rotasda 188 Madisoa AM at an Iret-elaaa aewe staads it the Waat 4iaH HESINQ LOOKS LIKE A WINNER. At this wiltluu' It look us If lie-dug will got fu'oio votes thiiti Soar mid HnirWou combined, lie Ingoing to win. THE GALL OF AZELT.HATCH. The pill or Awl F. Hutch U stupen dous. Ho Is u grand-stand artist who Is al ways seeking notoriety. This time ho I after It In chunk ns president of tin1 Public Library Board. How such n inn ti was ever iimdc Pres ident of tlu Public Library Honnl Is pltsf Itllltltlg out. But Awl probably knows. He Is out now with a letter asking the City Council to give bin board $45,000 more than It has agreed to appropriate. The Council should do, no Mich thing, It should sit down Imrd on niiy roe oiutiiciidatloii that Awl F. Hatch makes. Then It will be safe. HESINQ RESIGNS THE POST MASTERSHIP. Washington Hosing has not only sprung u surprise In the mayoralty tight by resigning the post mastership, but be Insists that Judge Scars ami .WdormatMtnrluu ought to follow bis example In quitting otllce while solicit ing otllce. Mr. llo-dug took this step to help his camllilacy for mayor. He bail nearly ten mouths to servo n postmaster at a salary of Kil.utio a year. He asserts he had assurances of being coiitliitted nt the head of the postottlce under Prod dent MuKtuley. but he has sncrlliccd all to his mubltlou to be mayor, mid he professes to Mlcvc he will win. Mr. Hosing says he wanted to give his whole time to his canvass for may or, mill felt he would Ik- Open to crltl clstu If he continued to hold the otllce of postmaster mid inflected any of Us duties during, (be municipal campaign. By being n candidate for another otllce he wascotivlnced he would liisumomcus mv vbdate the spirit of civil service, and he declares lie believes In the full est enforcement of that ptluclptc. He felt It would strengthen his cause If he wore five from any chance of Mug a'ccitscd of a grab-all isiliey. He says he has reason to think many men waul ed to ivtnln him nt the head of the Mst ottlco. mid would have voted against his mayoralty aspirations for that rou son. but his resignation will give these friends no excuse now for opposition. Mr. Hosing declares his action was taken cntlrcly.on his own motion. He Insists there was no hint from Wash ington to prompt It. He says his ivslg. nation Is n refutation of the rumor that he was milking the race for mayor to force his retention as Kst master. Ills resignation will take effect, he says, ns soon as his successor Is apMilnted, but he fools free to let his siilMirdlnutes run his office In the meantime, while he devotes his time and energy to his campaign. "Having accepted the nomination for .Mayor," explained Mr. Hosing Wed nesday. In the midst of conferences and buttonholing ut Ids headquarters lu the Palmer House, "I deemed It my duty to resign my immHIoii as Mst muster. I was nominated Friday night, and as soon as I could get iirouud to It I sent off my resignation. It was for wait led to President, MeKlulo.f on Monday, and by this time Is In his hands. My resig nation was wholly voluntary, and was uot suggested by anyone bore or In Washington. I wanted 1o be five to give my entire time to my campaign. I have asked to be relieved as soon as possible, but of course will hold the otllce until my successor Is mimed. I cannot say how long that will be. Post master Sexton, yon remember, had to wait live mouths before he was reliev ed. I shall reel at liberty to devote my time from now ou to my canvass, for the postottlce work Is such a thoroughly organlxed machine It will run smooth ly for a time without my personal at tention. "My fours. Is prompted by the belief mat no man holding a position of pub lie trust can do his duty honestly and fearlessly while seeking the suffrages of his fellow-oltixous for another otllce, Practical civil service means that the law shall lie carried out lu Its entirely. and that It shall Im olieyed by all of llelals, highest and lowest. My rcslgna tlou Is an open challenge to Judge Hears to resign from the bench, mid to Alderman Harlan to unit the City Council. If they really believe lu civil service principles they will lose no time in resigning. If they do not accept this ehalleiige,,theu the public will know the extent of their sincerity. "As postmaster I could uot make the race without laying myself open to the charge of neglecting public business, shall now escape that c rlllelsm mid will lie unhampered In my canvass. Many friends told mo they wanted to see me remain at the head of the postottlce, ami they were Inclined to vote against me lu order to keep me there. Voters of that claws will now lie free to give me their support for Mayor, and I am sure that, if a business administration of the Mstottlco Is such a good thing, a business administration of municipal affairs Is, jff.uiiicli more Importance to tjiiieagoans. .My four years as sist master would uot have expired until .Ian. 1, IKiis. "I have had assurance that I could continue lu the position under Presl dent McKlnley such assurance that 1 am coutldeut I would have boon reap pointed. The salary of the otllce Is JH.ikmi a year. Department Inspectors went through the accounts of the otllce the other day and found them all right It will take little time to turn the otllce over to my successor. There can be lit tle change In the force. All the subor dinates lint the assistant postmaster ami (the cashier are under the civil service rules," The following appointments wore sent to the Senate Wednesday and re- cvlved prompt continuation: State Board of Live Stock Commis sioners J. P. Lock, of Chicago, to sue-ow-d C. W. Piatt, resigned; James II, Paddock, Springfield, to succeed him self; James It. Goddard, Gulesburg, to oiecH'd C, D. Burtlett, resigned. Trustees for the School for Deaf and Diitnbnt Jacksonville George W. Har per, of Robinson, to succeed J. E. Par rlsh. term expired; Gates Strawn, of Jacksonville, to succeed William Fp- plmxatc. resigned: .1. II. Smith, of Tay lorvllle, to stttreed C. K. Axt. resigned. Trustees of the Soldiers and Sailors' Home, tjulncy W. O. Wright, of Five port, for the term ending March t. 1Ni; ' .1. W. Mil. of Sterling, to succeed .1. II. Parsons, resigned. Trustees for the Western Hospital for the Insane at Hock Island Frank W. Gould, of Molltie. for the term ending March 1. 1IH: John McL'auley. of Clay City, for the term ending March 1, 1IMU: Henry V. Clement, of Chicago, for the term ending March I, 1800. Trustees for the Incurable Insane Asylum at Peoria It. E. Bennett, of I.ltchlletd: M. P. Rood, of Peoria: Hell- vy Alexander, of Jollet. Gov. Tanner has appointed John Bar ton, of Carboudale. State printer ex pert, to succeed A. I.. Hereford, re moved. Senator Mark A. Ilmnia has gone In to the coal business In Chicago, After having spent several months In this city during the late campaign, Mr. Itatiiiu has come to the conclusion It Is a good place In which to do business, mid accordingly he has Just Issued n pale-blue circular umiouncliig to the trade that the coal firm of M. A. llniinu Co., whose head olllces are In Cleve land, has opened a branch otllce In Chi cago, Mr. Hautia's company Is sup posed to boa member of the Ohio State cull poid. which promises to put an end to rate cutting. The output controlled by the pool Is believed to aggregate IS. oihmhhi toiis annually. Thellmiiia com pany 1 1 sol r now controls the entire out put of Hie Wheeling mid laikc Erie mines. tl. M. Woodward, formerly general Western agent of the Wheeling and Luke Erie Company, bus been mnde general Western ngent of the Ilmnia company. A well-known eltlwu writes The little lO ilHI'Ml'ltllll IllltV tllllllV- .t till, present Judges are riding on free earn railroad and street car passes, .et the Judges answer. The Eagle III gladly print what thev have in :ty on this subject, also nu answer to ipiery or another or our readers, who of mi IniiuMtlvo turn of ml ml ami visiies to kiiow "iiow many or our pros nt Judges are lu favor of a corpora loll holding the fee slmnlo In tinl . tale beyond the necessity of their business." Should the Judges desire to free their minds on the above sub jects. The Eagle will he glad to print what thev have to sav for tin. lutci-oxi of our readers. If honest Tom Rowan accepts the nomination for Alderman In the Tenth Ward he will beat Novak by three or four thousand votes. Dennis P. Consblllle's friends sav that he will head the Democratic West town ticket. He Is u very sluing man. EAGLETS. What cau we do, each of us, to help others to bear their burden of sadness? This If we nro merry, our mirth will not bo lessened by trying to bring good cheer to others less fortunate than our selves; If we, too, nro and, our saducss will bo made lighter by forgettlug our selves lu thinking for others. In South Africa, the Transvaal Gov ernment nud Yolksmad have Hindu con cessions to the Ultlandcrs with regard to the elementary schools, nlso certain llscul regulations, mid the application of mining titles to tho uudergroau 1 working of gold reefs beyond the limits of the nllottcd surfaco ground. On thy other hand, very stringent measures for tho ultlander newspaper pros, nud u law for tho arbitrary expulsion of of foreigners suspected of treason, have provoked some additional resent ment. There Is uot n business man In the country who docs not know thu sugar trust and Its methods of dealing. And yet the sugar trust la pursuing n business con mo that has for tunny years been considered unfair nud tin- Justifiable. It escaped conviction on technical grounds once. It hns been driven out of ono State. Nevertheless, It can go Into almost nny State In tho Union and transact business. If tho States hud proper laws ngnlust trusts It could easily bo broken up, but until they do the trusts will coutlnuo to flour ish nud Haunt themselves lu tho pub lic view. r What Is to be done with vagrants? SllUtllllir them mi for tin, u-lnlni- lu warm Jails Is exactly what most of them desire, and Is a reward rnlhor man a punishment for their offense; while nny proposition to set tlietu ut work, nud thus not ouly recoup tho ex penses of maintaining them but inako them useful members of society, Is sternly opposed by tho labor organisa tions. The depression of labor Is mak ing tramps of men who, at the start, would work If they could, but who soon grow fond of living without work, and thus the problem becomes more press ing every day, while no practicable schemes for solving It are being offer ed, John W. Gates, president of tho Chi cago Iron nud Steel Company, recently dropped his pocket-book, containing nine hundred dollars, In tho dining room of the Hotel Waldorf, In Xew York. Two waiters found It mid se creted tho money, mid when arraigned lu tho iMillce court, pleaded guilty nud delivered up their spoils. But when -Mr, Gates wanted his money back, tho magistrate rcruscd to return It. "It Is not so long ngo," ho said, "that ono of the old Justices was sued for live thou sand dollars for making such an order, mid 1 am not going to lay myself liable to a suit for this money any tlmo dur ing five years, Tho money must be held until tho cimo Is tried." Thero are ccrtalu obstacles In every path that cau ho overcome ouly by tho presenco of self-confidence. Thoro nro outward hindrances to encounter, opposition to meet, difficulties to sur mount, prejudices to sweep away, tho very presenco of which will terrify and npjml! the wavering and despondent, while they will melt away boforo tho dignity of self-respect and self-reliance. There aro also tho Innumerable ob stacles from within, tho Inclinations to curb, passions to restrain, desires to guide, temptations to resist; these also need not only the power to deal with them, but n confidence In that power that can alone make It effective. It Is the health rather 'ban the strength that Is the great requirement of modern men nt modern occupations. It Is not the power to trav I great dis tances, carry great burdens, lift great weights, or overcome great material ob structions; It Is simply that condition of body and that amount of vital ca pacity which shall enable each man, In his place, to pursue his calling and work on In his working life with the greatest amount of comfort to himself and usefulness to his fellow-men. In speaking of the widow of William Morris, who has Just nsked that letters of the dead poet be sent to her to lie used in his biography, the Boston Tran script says: "Her extraordinary beauty was for years lu her youth n sort of outward and visible sign lu this world of what tho young painters and poets of Morris' set were striving for In nit. It is her fttcc which appears In num bers of the paintings of nil the p re-It a phaelltes. notably In Hoscttl's-her wonderful brow, with tho thick masses of hair above mid the not-to bo-forgo!-ten eyes nud mouth, nppcnrlng lu many pictures, well known also In copies and prints dear to ninny lovers of nrt, who have not associated them with the per sonality of the woman who became the wire of William Morris." It Is said on what Is thought to be good authority that the Marlborough Investment of W. K. Vanderbllt was ?15,000,000, two-thirds settled for life upon the Duchess and the remainder upon the Duke during his lifetime. The Duchess' portion nt her death goes to her children, If she has any: If not, one half of It Is to revert to her mother, Mrs. O. II. P. Belmont. But the Duke's 95.000,000 Is his, whatever happens. All this motley Is Invested lu Vanderbllt railway securities, and the Mnrlbor oughs only enjoy the Income therefrom. The Duchess would probably get tho a mount from her father, no matter whom she married, so that Vanderbllt got n real English duke n little below the market price. He Is getting his money back In the fact that the Prince of Wales hns been his daughter's guest. Shipping circles In England are nt last thoroughly alarmed by the great danger which constantly threaten by reason of tho large number of dere licts afloat In the Atlantic. The gener ally accepted explanation of the mys terious loss of the White Star steam ship Xaronlc now Is that sho went down after sinking one of these menac ing obstacles to navigation. The acci dent to tho steamer Glendowcr, which struck n derelict about 300 miles west of Ouconstowu, has aroused general public Interest In the subject. There are now no less than twenty-one dere licts floating about lu the Gulf Stream, some of them In the direct track of transatlantic travel. Tho matter Is to be brought up In Parliament early In the coming session. An English publisher writes to the London Times, asking: "Aro wo lu the midst of an epidemic of bad spclllngV" Ho says that tho 11111111101 of iiooplo who write misspelled letiers nud offer for publication misspelled works' of fiction seems to bo steadily ou the Increase. Au author of Scottish name nnd fame, In mi epistle to the publisher, discusses n "frontispiece" for bis next book, nud hopes that the London man will "ex ceed to my ropiest," while In the same mall from another literary light comes an offer of "a story of intrcagucs nud adventures." Curiously enough, this captious person commits In his own let ter tho very slu he criticises lu others. Ills communication ends In these words: "For the past twenty years 1 have hud thousands of tetters a year from more or less educated people, and I mil struck with the prevalence (sic) of badly spelled letters of late." Tho Xew Jersey courts aro reported In the Xew York Trlbuuo to have de cided that passengers ou railway cars 111 tnnt state are bound by the stlmila tlons Imposed ou them by the tickets they purchase. As the courts have de cided this to bo law lu Xew Jersey. It must bo presumed to bo law there un til overruled. But wo have no hesita tion lu saying that It Is bad law, and will bo repudiated when It comes bo foro tho Supremo Court for final ndJu dlcatlon. The Xow Jersey decision makes much of tho point that tho nar tics aro competent to mako a contract. But this Is not tho case. When a dtl 7.011 buys n ticket be takes tho ouly means possiuie for him to avail him self of tho services of tho railroad, which ns a common carrier chartered for this purpose by tho Stato is under obligation to perform the service for which Its charter was given. Other Htnto courts liavo thus decided, and liavo held that tho printed conditions upou.tho backs of tickets cannot be used against the passenger, who only buys It to securo tho transportation which for the stipulated fare every chartered railroad Is obliged to furnish San Francisco Argonnut: Military men generally recogulso a ueccsslty for stimulants other than tea and coffee for soldiers. Such additional stimu lants aro required to rovlve tired troops Just before a battle, after forced march es, or after long lighting. For this pur pose any form of alcoholic bovcrage Is not appropriate. Not ouly does the al lowance of such beverago cultivate drunkenness, but tho stimulation Is dis orderly, ami is followed by n depres sion that Is apt to render tho men in capable of duty. Our War Department looks fur stimulants lu articles that do not Intoxlcnto and do not cnuso de pression. Beer-tea Is highly stimulat ing, nud has long boon recommended, but It rails or complete satlsfactorlness. So does tho ruinous coca plant of South America: Its actlvo nrlnclnle. pnnninn destroys tho mind when taken contin ually, -x uero is nnotuer vegetable prod uct, however, which has a similar efll cacy, without nny Injurious properties. This Is tho kola nut, which has been known to tho negroes of Africa for moro than ono thousand years. Our War Department Is contemplating ex periments with It. Quite a number of proprietary preparations alleged to bo made from kola nuts aro being wldoly advertised Just now. Nearly alt of them nrn wnrtlilnua thn mita naa.i l. the manufacturers being Imported la I the dry state. I LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP The House committee 011 mines ami mining ordered to be reported, with the rccotumcmkttlon that It do pass, the mines gross weight bill, The measure was drafted by a subcommittee to meet the approval of representatives or mi ners' organizations. The same action was ordered lu Mr. Salmans' bill pro viding that lu mines when accidents occur the fact thvit licensed mine man agers are not employed shall be taken ns evidence or liability. The House Judiciary Committee or dered unanimously that the Torrens land transfer bill be reported to the House, with the recommendation that It do pass. The House Committee on Insurance ordered 11 favorable report on Mr. Brig nndello's bill taxing life Insurance com panies 'iVi per cent, on their gross earn ing. Mr. Hurtling' valued policy bill was ordered to be report od favorably, Mr. Brlguadello' bill prohibiting the Insurance f children under 10 years of age w-.t ordered to be reported fa vorably. Mr. Nolhuagle's bill protldliig for the licensing of architects ami regulating the practice of architecture as a profes sion was ordered to be reported with the recommendation that It do pass by the House Committee 011 License. Mr. liruueu's bill regulating the sale of ale. beer, mid porter was referred to a sub committee consisting or Messrs, Glade, Walhler. Itevell. Morris, and Branen, Bill were Introduced as follow: By Senator Butter Providing that In cities or ten thousand or less the ques tion or license shall be submitted to a vote or the people. By Senator Pitapat rick To Incorpor ate mid govern Insurance companies doing business other than lire or lire: also to mithorlxe Joint stock lire Insur ance companies to consolidate with as sessment tiro unsocial Ions. By Senator Hording To ratify con solidations between railroad companies of this State mid companies or other State under the net or 1873; also, amending the law In relation to Hie adoption of children by providing that children who have leon sup'xirtcd by the county for two years may Ik adopted, By Senator Kingsbury Providing that the Inspection or grain In the ele vators and warehouse nt East HI. Louis shall be under the control or the railroad mid warehouse commissioners. By Senator Campbell Amending the law lu regard to the limitations. By Senator Granger To permit grad uates lu osteopathy to practice medi cine. By Senator Fort To 11 mend the law lu regard to the Illinois State Kcroruui tory. By Senator Wlllotighby To regulate county Insurance companies. By Senator Dwyer Regulating and taxing express companies. The bill pro villi that such coiupanle shall make mi annual rcimrt to the State Auditor. The Auditor. Treuuror and Attorney General fo constitute a InmuiI or ap praisers mid assessors, whose duly It shall be to assess the value or the pro erry or express companies. By Senator Bollinger Appropriating S-'UCMioo for the Southern Hospital for the Insane at Anna for the ordinary ex penses and repair on buildings mid other Improveiiinis. A large number or bills were reported back rrom committees, iimoiig them be ing the Judicial apportionment bill and the department store bill. Senator Ma honey asked unanimous consent that the latter bill be read a first time and advanced to second reading. Leave was granted. Sonalor I. nut's bill providing that 11 majority or voter affected by the change i.r the boundaries or a towusldp may make such change passed. Senator Wlllotighby offered an amendment to his bill rnlslug the salary or the clerk or flection commissioner lu East St. Louis from SHOO to 1,500 per nullum. The mneudmeut was adopted. Senator Humphrey usked unanimous eonseut to haw Semite bill No. 148 c re nting 11 Istiird of street ami railroad commissioners road 11 second time. He then gave notice or amendment, and nrter Nome debate the bill was made n special order for Wednesday, .Mare h 31. The Somite then adjourned. A not hoi street railway bill found Its way Into the House Wednesday. It was Introduced by Mr. Buekuer of Cook, nud Is to prevent the Illegal use of public street for railroad purKHon. It provide that no person or i-orporu-thiu shall hereafter have the right to construct any surface or elevated mil road uism nny public street or ground lu any city without the consent or the corponite authorities. Xo such consent shall be granted, ex cept tism the petition of the owner of the laud representing more than one hair or the frontage uloug the street, mid when the street sought to be used shall bo more than one mile In extent no petition or hind owners shall be valid Utiles It Is signed by the owner repre senting one-hair the frontage of ench mile. The presentation or such petition signed by the land owner shull bo m condition precedent to such grunt nud shall Ik void when made without the petition. Ill every case where nny corporation shall undertake to-lay down n track without having boon nuthorlwil to do so by 11 legal and valid ordinance, any laud owner In such street may by a bill in chancery enjoin the construction or such track. In nil cases where the power of the city Council to grant tho right to use a street for railroad puntose Is de pendent upon the petition signed there for by the owners of any part or tho land frontiug on such street, any such grunt ntteinpted 1o bo made by the City Council which shall not bo based upon n valid petition shall be utterly void. Alt petitions rerorred to iu the net must lie Hied In the office of tho City Clerk at toast lirtccn days before tbo presentation to tbo City Council of any BBBaVaSwSSiHHBaBBBBBBBBHls'BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH WLWl$ih km m ) mA HON. CHARLES I. VOPICKA, Tha Popular Waat Side Citizen and President of the Atlaa Brewing Company. ordinance granting the right to con struct the railway. All petitions must be subject to public Inspection. An emergency clause Is attached to the bill. A delegation consisting of Judge Har vey B. Iltird, or the Civic Federation, and the Real Estate Board or Chica go, Marvin Parr, President or the Real Estate Board: George Blrkhoff, chairman or the Revenue Committee or that organisation, and D. J. Avery appeared before the House Committee on Revenue Wednesday arternoon 1 11 advocacy or the two revenue bills pre pared by the Real Estate Board nnd the Civic Federation, and Introduced by Mr. Cochran. One or the bills fixes the standard or valuation for purposes of taxation at lo per cent, of the actual cash value. This, Judge Hurd contended, would have the effect of bringing out person al property, which has escaped taxa tion rrom time Immemorial. "It would be the greatest folly," ho declared, "to attempt to nssess prop erty nt Its fair cash value. It would amount to confiscation of property." Mr. Blrkhoff said the great object was to equalise taxation. It was liu IKtsslbte nt present to make an honest assessment lu Chicago. Theconiinlttee deferred action on the bills until u "fu ture mooting, though little oposlttoti was doveIoM'd among the members present. 1 After a week's idleness the Houso man ifested u disKiition. to work Monday ar ternoon, when It met at 5 o'clock. For 1111 hour the clerk rend bills a lirst time, and several motions lor adjournment were voted down. A number of bills were introduced, one of tliciu for tha suppres sion of mob violence and lynching. It provide that a person attacked nud In jured by n mob may securo judgment from tho county In which tho act Is done rrom ai.000 to 5.000. lu thu absence or Lieut. Gov. Xorthentt and President Pro TeuiHiro Fisher. Senator Harding called the Senate to order. Thero was uot 11 quorum present mid no business was transacted. Immediately after tho read ing of tho journal an adjournment was taken until Tuesday morning nt 10 o'clock. Senator Wells' desk was draped In crape. In the center a beautiful floral wreath rested, expressing the esteem In which members of tho Senator held their de ceased associate. In tho Houso Wednesday among the hills Introduced were tho following! Fix ing tho minimum compensation of labor ers on public works at 2 per day; re quiring nil custodians of public funds to publish annua! statements of receipts and disbursements: to prohibit the play ing of baseball on Suuday outsido of In corporated cities, villages and towns; pro viding for tho Incorporation, regulation and management of pawners' societies, etc.; to prohibit the salo of cocaine or preparations consisting of cocaine, except upon the prescription of a physician or dentist; providing for the creation of the office of lusiector of beer and malt liq uors; In the Senate a number of bills were reported buck from committees and soveral petitions were presented. One by Souator Stubblcfiold was from the rail road employes of Bloomlngtoii asking that tho railway hill fixing tbo maximum rato of fare at 2 cents per mile do not pass. Among tho bills Introduced wore tho following! Authorising tbo State Treasurer to pay Isaac It, Hltt and the administrator of tho estate of John A. Ioguii and tho administrator of the es tate of W. W. Wiltshire 110,000 each for attorneys' fees and expenses attend ing tbo refunding and collection from tbo United States of tho money advanced by tho State: to prohibit tho coloring yellow of any substauco designed to be used as a substitute for butter; amending the flag law so as to leavo It to the discretion of tho school directors when tho flag shall 1st displayed. The only notable Incident in tho House Thursday was tbo following prayer by tho chaplain. David G. Bradford: "Lord, bless and pity us; shlno on us with thy face, that Republicans and Democrats and Populists and Prohibitionists and socialists and suffragists and lobbyists may all know thy saving graco. (Respon sive nuiens.) Thon the song prayer and the prayer song of tho sweet singer of Israol will bo our prayer and song lot the whole earth bo filled with thy glory. Amen and anient" The bill to raise sal srlcs of Cblcugo otlicluls waa up for dis cussion. Gov. Tanner transmitted to the Senato the following appointments aa trustees of tho Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane at Kankakeei Len Small of Kankakee, to fill vacancy heretofore existing; John J. Magee of Chicago, to succeed Hdward Sill, resigned; George T. Buckingham of Danville, to succeed J, W, Orr, resigned. Among the bills In troduced was the following: By Senator Stubblefleld To prohibit tho manufac ture and aale of clgarettta and Imposing a fins of not lest than WOO or more tbaa $200 and Imprisonment for violation ot tho net. Tho Senato went Info executive session and confirmed tho appointment for trustees of tho Illinois Eastern Hos pital for the Insane at Kankakee. Tbo energy ot English patriotism shows Itself. In all classes ot English people, from tho peer to tbo criminal. An lucldent of the Crlmenu war, men tioned by Mr. Ilnwthorno In a letter to bis famllly, Illustrates this fact. We quoto from "Some Memories ot Haw thorne," published Jn tbo Atlantic Monthly: "No act of tho British people lu behalf of the soldiers struck mo n so noblo nnd touching ns that of tbo re formed criminals at an Institution lu London. They wished to contribute something to tho patriotic fund. The only way they could do It was by fast ing. So from Sunday night till Tues day morning they ato nothing, nnd the s money saved thrco pounds and over was sent to the fund. Precious money Is this!" Dr. Bcsso has sued tbo trustees of an Ohio town for damages becnuso they forced bis bees Into Idleness Inst sum mer by cutting down n field of clover. Tills should provo a difficult question for a court to solve. Besse. It appears, sowed tho clover, but tbo trustees hnd tho right under an old law to reap it. yet the action of tho trustees made It luiH)sslble for Besso's bees to be busy, thus violating tho unwritten laws of nges. Ono can hardly picture a more pathetic spectnelo than n swarm of liees with nothing to do, nnd It Is not surprising that Dr. Bcsso resents the stinging blow. The Englishman Is looked ou In Scot land, nnd regards himself, ns n for- ' clguer. Though tho literary language ot both countries Is ono and tho same, many of tho most common Scottish ex- . prcsslons nro qulto uulntclllglblo to him, whllo tho laws nud Institutions of the country nro entirely unfamiliar. "How," In this connection remarked tho Edinburgh press "how Is It thut. after living ono thousand years sldo by side, after thrco centuries of union, nud lu splto of tho yearly visit to Scot hind ot feus of thousands of English, thero nro still nuiong them people, even writers, who know less nlmitt our coun try than about Patagonia" '' Minneapolis Journal: Bouio sports men of a neighboring county learned from a small boy that If you tuko a piece of rubber hose, thrust It down tbo rabbit burrow and blow through It loudly, If thero bo a rabbit anywhere within the burrow It will uenrly scare him to death, and If thero Is another exit Bro'r Rabbit will uso'lt lu making his escape. Tho trick worked well on four rabbits, but tho Uftb hole, unfor tunately, contained skunkus Anierl cauls, who was undoubtedly scared, but. Tbo now dovlco bus been dis carded. It Is said of a combined telegraph and tclophono apparatus, tbo dovlco of au army officer, that whllo ono soldier Is sending n inossago In Morso characters, a sccoud soldier may uso tho same wlro to talk telephonlcally with anoth er station. Tho distant receiving oper ators hear only their own messages. This apparatus, It Is further said, may bo carried conveniently In tho user's hand, What If Napoleon could have availed himself of such a contrivance nt Waterloo' Would history bo Just the sauioY Tho Postal Tolegrapn Company Is now paying dividends nt tho rate of 4 per ceut. annually. This Is tho first tlmo on record that an opposition telegraph company to tho Western Union ever paid a dlvldeud. Tho Postal's stock Is 15.000.000 nnd no bonds. This latter Is also a rare featuro with a big corpora tion. Tho company has 410,000 miles or wire and over 3,000 offices. Million nlro John W. Mackay Is tho prluclpal owuor. ' A band of enger, willing members ot the Snlvatlou, Army will soon leave Xow York to go South In order to or ganlxo work among tbo colored people In that section of tbe country. Atlanta will bo tbo first city visited, and bend quarters are to bo established there. Caution. Than is a white soap shared up and aold aa Dobbins' Elec tric. It is a fraud and will ruia clothes. Tbe genuine is never sold except la bora, stamped Dobbins' Soap Hff. Co., Phila delphia, and la wrappers with pictures of Mrs. FofT. t J. r m -4 "'J. 11 ijnH'-ijLi'' l .!' HV. ,U "'HV'; fe5w, Atf fc toCW4.-t'Js Mr&! S44i . I .. J..i5t.i.t iu -i "waprow