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Wit 1 . . -A r. r - IMUlf IMIP... IE. ........... - A Family Newspaper, Devoted, to Home Interests, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Art, Poetry, Etc. , -; .... , ; ' VOLUME XII. WELLINGTON, P., THURSDAY,. AUGUST 21, 1879. NUMBER 48. . - . - -. . , - . . .1. - . l : Only a Little Gsiae of "Now rou see It, end Now YouJhMi'.." How the Officers ar.d Man agersof the state Mutual Aid Association of Co n lumbus,0.,Dwell to gether In Unity. Want of Moral Character and Rotten ness in Social Life a Guarantee for Honest and Economical Man agement ofTrust Fundi Held - for the Benefit of the Fam ilies of the Insured. A Connected Account of the Late Unpleasant ness nmong me umcers or the State Mu m .tualAid Association of Columbus, 0., Resulting in a Petition in the Common Pleas Court Asking for a Receiv er to be Appointed to Take Charge of the Affairs of ; the Company. Sea. Ilea r the Eidnratit tern m Cfeadaeted sy a, Halaal Cmpuj, Sya- Haw tae State Mataal Aid i-ttta Uok of Colsus.au Pays a. Claim f S3.000 aad Pvt. a. I4k. 8mm Imto tka Pockets t Ita Ofleoi. atea AO IkMt it, aaa Them Take Yew remeu mam Hake Am Extlnaate atf the Tum as? ms,M mr SJ la thU Deleetmhle Cmaaaar. Lite Insurance nader good management and oa eqoltable principle 1( generally conceded to oe not only a safe but a very wise metbod ox providing against the contingencies of fortune aad the helplessness ud want arising from removal by death of the headend natural protector of the family. Taking ad ran tare of thla recognized duty and necessity, the unscrupulous hare foand aotne one of the many systems of Life Inaarance to be an easy and profitable method of filling their empty pockets, and broken down hacks who have failed la every other Business they have undertaken, and whose eonsdeDces have not yet quite reached a con dition that enables them to steal outright, re sort to tne more genteel though scarcely less reputable method of practicing upon the credulity of the generous and unsuspecting. A conspicuous Instance of this character, if the newspaper accounts eaa be credited, Is tne state jautual AM Aaaoctatioa of Colum bus, and It occurs to as that we eaa scarcely do our readers a greater service than to glTe them tn a connected form some of . the statements that have coma under our notice, aad which seem to be from reliable sources. We Invite a careful reading aad afterward a becoming eaattoa when the suoject ol lire insurance is presented, assur ing them that while it is a good thing ia It- en ana wnen conducted on right principles, it is capable of being prostituted to the most dishonest schemes ever carried oa under the guise of legitimate business. We copy from tne uuumDus Journal ol June 5, 1879 : MUTUALntlDDLE. The DiaTuptnre of the Trustees of the state Aid Association. Statememt at Secretary mteahems If. fere area of the Tws PmeUaaa . Uly Beu Baaaeea Lyama ma a Steahema ma the Street. . The difficulties between the Board of Trustees of the state Mutual wamcuooa was tne topic ol much com' meat tn toe business circles yesterday. All the members of the Board were la the dty. Bon. William BeU, Jr State Commissioner m. naurososana telegraphs, la President, George B. Lyons Vice President, John Q. S,nu5r.1Turer - A- Stevens, Secretary, Dr. J. B. Flowers. Mndirl ninwtnr Jnj a HeCombs, Counsel, Ssmuel Anderson, Gen eral Manager, C. W. Crltchfleld, Actuary, and B. K. WUdermuth, General Agent, and these uni wnuian we ixjara or Trus tees. Messrs. Bell, Crl ten field and WUder muth eonsUtute one faction, and Messrs. Ly ons, Beinhard, Stevens and Flowers the other, and McCombs and Anderson neutraL It will be seen that the President has three men with him. while the Ties President has but four. The Executive Committee, however, is com posed of Messrs. BeU, Stereos and Flowers, and here the President has found himself In a painful minority. The Executive Commit tee manage the business in the interval be tween the meetings of the Board, and the Bell party claim to have been ignored for some time past. President BeU ass not of late been meeting with the committee, and the Vice President has been signing most all the certificates. ItwUi thus be seen that the As sociation was conducted by Messrs. Belnhard, sponsible, for the management of the Society. Mr. Stephens, the Secretary of the Associ ation, was called on yesterday for a etate- -t"7"- - wwn, woo claim to oe men t of the difference. h-. ;k.. !.. He said hs saw that the trouble started last November, and grew out ef a financial trans action In which Mr. BeU was accommodated with a loan from the Association's funds, and a misunderstsadinf whea the time arrived Jot meeting the obligation. Things went on from that time with an opposition In the Board to the President and others. The Sec retary went on to say that another source of . Ill feeling was caused by the action of a meet ing of the Trustees last month At the time of the orgsnisstioa of the Asso datlon, some two years ago, fifty shares of stock were issued, each share indicating one fiftieth of all the profits of the business, which was to be divided betweea the nine Trustees, who held all of the fifty shares, and In case there were no profits these officers were to re edve bo compensation f or their services. It will also be remembered that the nine offices were distributed betweea the Trustees. The compensation of the officers to not known. Mr. Stephens said that Messrs. Beinhard, Lyons, Flowers and himself hsve all the time been opposed to the alleged Ulega) shares of stock for the purpose of dividing the profit that may arise among the Trustees, and that they finally secured a meeting of the Board of Trustees on the 19th of April for the purpose of annulling these certificates of stock. At this meeting all the members were present ex cept Messrs. Critehfleld and McComb. The latter was not lathe dty. Mr. Critohtteld was said to have been la the dty, but refused to attend. At tola meeting a resolution was adopted unanimously to annul the stock aad ordering the cancellation of the same. It U then stated that Messrs. Lyons, Beinhard. Stevens, Flowers and Anderson surrendered their shares, but Messrs. Bell, Critehfield and wudarmuta refused to comply with the reso lution. The old. charter provide that "a division of the surplus funds shall be made at sues " majority of the Trustee may from time to time elect, la accordance with the number of shares held by each Trustee respectively: i?t?iBew ehrtfr 14 changed a follows : fi!" V"eToe5 "er shall remain any balances of funds after payment of expenses aad sums due to members orVhU famlSesor SmirZl -""""invested for the AssodaUoa In such manner as shall from time to time be determined by the Board." u After the settlement of all chusaVoccav toned by dsath losses or the psymest of cer tificates, and the necessary expenses of man aging the business, the residue shall be la vested for the purpose of meeting endowments at maturity, preference being given to United State securities that are not taxable." This sew charter has been signed by Messrs. Lyons, Beinhard. Stephen and Flowers, and Is la fact the present bone of content mi. The originator of it claim that it was gotten up for tha better management aad security of the Association, while the BeU party In the Board claim that It Is for a reorganization and to get Mr. BeU and others out of their omciai connection with tne organisation. The contest is going on at a heated rate. The two parties were in counsel yesterday st dif ferent places. At the offices of the Associa tion thev know notnlns- of an Investigation. while the other psrty claim that matters are 10 oe rquarea up. it nas gotten to Democn or a question ol "outs" and "Ins." " It wlU be seen from what foUows that the faction composed of C A. Stevens, John G. Rheinbnrd, George B. Lyons, etc, who were In favor of the New Charter and opposed to a "division of turpuM fund at tuck timamt tht minority of Truttea asiy from timl to time start ia accordance with the number of tharet held by each Ttutlm reeptctuniu" were defeated by the faction now In power and ousted on ac count of their desire to amend the charter and run the Association honestly. A plain case of honesty mmut dishonesty and the lat ter successful. TUB mvPfCTTl.TTKA- d The difference between the two factions in the Board of Trustees of the State Mutual Aid Assodatioa stllrcoutinue, although an afc- Kmpi as reconciitattoa was made yesterday, ine amended charter was submitted to Messrs. Bell, Critehfield and others and they were considering It, but the feeling la stlU strong, and it is difficult to state what wUl be tne result so far a the management la con cerned. It Is evident that one faction or the other will succeed in crowding the other out, or that they wlU "ruleorruin" on both sides. In regard to the statement of Secretary Stevens, a member of the Bell faction yester day look exceptions, and bis statements are given. As to the drawing out of certain funds by the President last November, he states thst -t that Um. tit 'rMMn... K.rl I bond and was not onallfied to hold fundi. The money secured on this temporary loan wss rrom a surplus iuno. www When the loan was made a surplus hap pened to be on hand from an assessment made, and before payment the officers found that they had been imposed on by a "set up job" and successfully contested for part pay ment. Thus the amount was on hand. At the time none of the officers were under bond. and it was a question what to do with it for sue Keeping, i ne rrcsiaent iook it in trust from the Secretary until it could be legally and properly disposed of. At a future settle ment the President was allowed half of this amount on salary, which Is ssld to have been the only compensation he had received. The meeting on the 19th of AorU Is then charged to have been Illegal, as tha Trustees naa adjourned at a prior meeting till June S. The by-laws provide for a notice of live days. and members were caught up when tn the dty, ana not nounea as usual. . In regard to the dismissal of Messrs. Criteh field and Wlldermuth. It to claimed that Mr. Stevens hsd some objection to Mr. Critehfield and dismissed him. when the latter was a Trustee and one of the Incorporators: and it Is further charged that Mr. Stevens wss not legally a member of the Board of Trustees at that time, and never has been since. The ssme cause is assigned for the dismissal of Mr. WUdermuth as General Agent. Thus the contest goes on. Messrs. Rein- hard, Stevens and Flowers held yesterday that they were on the way to an amicable settle ment. Mr. BeU also expressed himself the same way, bet Messrs. Critehfield, Wilder- aiutn ana spencer saia tney would insist on having everything arranged and justice done them. The developments of the dsy by no means aided in a settlement, however much it is aestrea ry the Trustees. From the foregoing statement of the Secre tary, C A. Stevens, we learn that at the time of the rupture the Association had been run ning over two years, without an officer giving bonds, a flagrant malati on of the trust Imposed In them. Illegal in all their proceedings and violating the law under which all these Asso ciations are organized. Section four of which reads as follows : Sao. 4. No arent or officer of any sneh Association shall be permitted to collect or receive aav aues, assessments, or donations, for or on account of the same, nntll he shmat bave executed a bond te the Association, to we anprovsi 01 ine irusieee tnereor, in such sum aa they shall prescribe, which bond. In esse of the Treasurer, shall not be lees than ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the laiuxui accounting lor, payment and disburse ment to the legitimate Durnoses of tha Asso ciation, of all moneys thereof, which shall own un nia nanaa." thb norm. "- The matter came to a rather nhvaleal laana aoout eigm o ciock last evening, air. BeU was standing with Mr. Anderson sad Dr. Flowers oa the sidewalk In front of Dr. Flow- era' office, on Esst Town street. Messrs. Ly ons ana Stevens naa Deeu consulting with Dr. Flowers at the next door. A conversation came up between Mr. BeU and Mr. Lyons in regard to the new charter which af r. Danrh. oi .j mi uii.a up, ana wnicn Messrs. Lyons, Stevens. Flowers and Beinhard had signed. Mr. BeU scked Mr. Lyons to let him aee tha eharter.or rather to let him have it to read care- iuuy ana cecal der Its pro positions during the evening. Mr. Lyons replied that he did not have confidence enough in him (BeU) to trust mm wiin it- At tnis Mr. Bell Hauled off and struck Lyons on the cheek with his flat. knocking him against the stone steps and urn buck biik nas roiling into tne osse ment. Mr. Stephens advanced to intercede lor his partner, and Mr. BeU struck him at first with his fist and then with his cane. Mrs. BeU then rea nested her hnshsnd tn fnr- vesr, ana we otner two gentlemen withdrew. There were sensational reports on .the streets that a desperate fight had taken place, and this might hsve been the case buf for the timely interference. As it happened no one was seriously injured and Mr. BeU held tha ground, it was reDorted that Mr. Lvnns re turned after the difficulty and was hunting Mir. sen i or a secona enort, and the friends of the latter were somewhat aoHdtou and watchful, but no further encounter took place. Whatever the differences have been there to now an open and most aggravated rupture among the officers of the State Mutual niu. MYSTERIOUS MATTER. Shot Fired Through the Window of State Sailroad Conunifaion er's Office. 3ersre B. Lymes Arrested am Warrant by vvuiimaa Beta, jr. Tne Latest I mahat im the State Mutmal AM matter Fmrther mtateaneat of the B int ra ltle Betweea the Tranter. It wlU be remembered that Mr. Wm. Bll Jr., the President of tha State Mutual Asoocl- ation, ana Mr. ueorge d. Lyons, the Vice President of the same organisation, had a dispute oa Monday night in regard to the new charter of the Association, which ended tn a - noes aowa." xesterdsy aa attempt was made to reconcile the troubles and the new charter, which had been prepared and signed "j - 'mmr' iiyons, Stevens, neinnsra ana Flower, bad been presented to the other Ave Trustees for them tn mnslHer. llnrinv th. afternoon Messrs. bell, Critehfield and Spencer seatea at a table by a window in the Railroad Commissioner's office, looking over the new charter, which ttA ii inhmiuml tn tbein. Nothing occurred out of the way UU nearly half-past three o'clock, whea Repre sentative Trier, of Licking County, called at the door, and lust aa Mr. BeU rose from hjs seat to go to the door to meet him a shot wss fired by some unknown rmmnn thmnrh th. window of the office fronting on the east ter race of the Capitol building. Mr. Spencer was sitting oa the right hand of the table, Mr. Z2 V 00 w Mr. Crltchfleld wassittmgtetweenthstwo. The bullet rat tled through the window, shattering It some w.bH and. "'''"d by the left toft cheek of Mr. Crltchfleld, narrowly missing htm. BBHiao THB avana. A reporter oj the State Journal called at the station house about 9:30 p. m. to see Ueorge B. Lyons after he was arrested. He found him in the parlor cell," surrounded by mill ions of cockroaches, large, healthy and fat, that were born into the world soon after the flood and had grown gray, so to speak, in the service of annoying those nnder arrest. They laid in between the bars, ran over the floor, played base ball with a chunk of coal and high-sky up and down the reporter's spinal column with commendable asaL The rats were playing eireus around the building and under the floor, and a large portion of the celling had fallen off, making a picturesque picture that to not creditable or comfortable to behold. On entering, Mr. Lyons saluted our repre sentative cordially, and asked to bave certain friends summoned to get him out of Umbo. After a messenger wss dispatched for Dr. Flowers and ' Joba Beinhard, the reporter asked : (Question Hare you anything to say about this matter! Answer Tea. There are several things I desire the public to know. Sam BeU came over to the American House this afternoon and saw roe. I was talking with a man named George Ricketts. Sam said some person bad shot through the window In the State Mouse st bis lather, but that ne aid not believe had fired the shot. I told Sam, in substance If I wished to shoot your father I would not shoot him through a window, and would. If at alL shoot bim In self-defense; that lam not coward enough to shoot a man in that way, nor hit a man, as his father did me last night when I waa not looking. I think your latner nas more muscle tnan Drains. Q Have you ever marie any threats that you would Kiu Mr. Belli A I have not. I regard this as a set-up job to ruin me. I can produce letters over Mr. BeU's signature that wlU convince any reasonaoie man as to nis cnaracter. Q Were you armed to-day I A I had a revolver In my possession this morning, but at Mrs. Flowers' request I gsve it to her about ten a. m., and have not had any n re arms in my possession since. Q. One of the rumors Is that rou were seen coming from the State Honse yard soon after tne anot was nreo. is were any trutn in we report I A t nave not been in tne state House yard to-day. Q W bat to your theory of the shooting? A teat is one ot Bell's trick to ruin me. and it all grows out of my calling him to ac count lor aoout awu borrowed money. Before the reporter retired the messenger rerarnea ana reportea tnu nenner or we gentlemen that Mr. Lyons desired to see were at home. Wben returning the reporter for tunately met Dr. Flowers and Mr. Beinhard together, and remarked: 44 Did yon gentle men receive s summons to go to tne calaboose, to assist la getting Mr. Lyons out, and they replied they had Lot. Reporter You are going dowa now,are you not i Dr. Flowers No. we are not. I told him to-day that BeU had sworn out a warrant, and that he would be arrested, and he had better leave town immediately: but he would not ro. Mr. Kriuhard to Reporter Did you see Ly ons, ana interview nimi Reporter Yes; and at a matter of course, I Interviewed htm. Rein hard Don't mix up the Mutual Life with this matter. That matter was aU settled to-day. We credited Mr. BeU with the amount as salary. Reporter Are you going to let him remain there to-night I . Flowers Yea That to the best thing. Then he can get out of town to-morrow. I think BeU would let him out If he would agree to leave town for a couple of weeks. Alter this delectable conversation your re porter said good-night and hied away to the sky chamber to give Ills experience to the reaaera ot we auum journal as a morning ap petizer. MUTUAL AID MATTERS. Th difficulties between the Trustees f the State Mutual Aid Association were brought to a ciose yeeteraay. sometning naa to oe oono. George B. Lyons waa requested to resign ss Vice-President. This he refused to do and the place mt declared vacant by a resolution, and J. H. McCombs elected to fill the nlace. Judge McCoinbe to one of the Trustees and one of the counsel. Msyor Collins to the oth er counsel, but ne is not a trustee, as Mr. Lyons wss also a Trustee Mr. Wm. B. Spen cer was elected to fill the vacancy on the Board. Mr. Lyons took occasion to teu the trustees wnat ne tuought ol tnem, and made certain threats as to what he would do In the way of exposure. . But the Board did not seem to care for these menaces, and a card stating the condition of the Association will be found In another column. There was a considerable stir on the streets tost night by the announcement that Mr. BeU was in possession of strong testimony against Mr. Lyons, but it did not Drove to be so dam aging on investigation. A lady, who to board- lag at tne capital Hotel, beard we report of a pistol at the time the shooting was done, and Immediately afterward aaw a man jump off the north end of the east terrace of the Capitol building and run out of the State House yard, making haste to run aown tne alley between the Cam tal Hotel and Haydea building. As this wa -on tne route irom tne state Mouse to the home offices of the Mutual Aid Assoc! tlon it did look suspicious. But the lady de- cnoea we man aa a snore neavy set man, with a mustache, and this would not at all answer the description for Mr. Lyons, who waa arraigned on a warrant lor tne snooting. Lyons haa been thrown out of the Association, but there to ss vet no evidence against him lor tne snooting. State Xatmal Aim Association. To the Editor of the Ohio State Journal: . Various rumors of somewhat damssTns character having been put in circulation through the press of the State In relation to we nuanclal condition or the State Mutual Aid Association, we feel that It becomes our duty, and most certainly our pleasure, to as sure our poUey holders throughout the State that a full and careful examination of the books and accounta of th Association devel ops the fact of its entire financial soundness, aU reoorta and Intended disparaging state menu now in circulation to the contrary not withstanding. The above rumors doubtless grew out of th fact of the existence of a misunderstanding between the Trustees ot the Assodatioa aa to ita proper management, which was greatly magnified, much to the mortification and Bor row ot aU. But these misunderstanding hav ing been arranged to the entire satisfaction of the members of the Board, we are glad to be able to say to our certificate holders that our Association to now la better working or- u hiw cer neiore. Very respectfully, C. A. Btbvbxs, Secretary. William Bell, Jh., President. J. H. McCombs, Vice-President. Job C Rbishabd. Treasurer. J. B. Flowers, Medical Director. Samuel W. Asdbbson, General. C. W. CarrcHriELD, Actuary. H. E. WiLDBRMUTa, General. William H. SraacBB, Trustee. Observe the fix up 1 In the foregoing com munication they state "thatafuU and cartful examination of the book and account of the At tociation develop the fad of it entire financial eoundnee. Ac," while la fact, at the time they ask their members and the reading pub Uc to beUeve this statement (Ue!) they weU know they had not looked at a book or ac count of the Association and we hava only to quote them again in the following article taken Irom the Columbus Lntpatch to show that they had been without the essential books to conduct business for over tvz week, ending 27th, 79. . THAT PECtTUAM FBOCEKDrXC Definite Partlrmlara mt the Xavranrnt tm nek the Lark mf the State tmal Aim AasmciaUmm. The statement In the Vimaeh. Tuesday evening, touching the movement to pick the lock of the State Mutual Aid Association was correct In substance, but deficient in explan atory details. A reporter called at the office of the SUte Mutual Aid Association, Money- ny oiock, ana at we omce or winder at yce, 28 West Spring street, to-day. to ret the bottom facta. The statement of Tuesday was obtained Inst before the paper went to press. There wss no time for obtaining particulars. The sup position, at that time, was tbst .some of the parties who bad been ousted by tbe maasge- ment, recently, were the persons who called upon Winder & Royce to pick the lock. It turns out that tbe Association, since those parue. resignea unaer pressure, nas employed a special night watchman in the office. It to stated, at the office, that one. at least. of tbe men wao waa compelled to resign, vis ited the office at or after midnight, recently, and tried to get in. The voice was recog nised a that of George B. Lyons, lie asked the watchman to open the door. Tbe request was not complied with. Another voice waa recognised ss that of C A. Stevens. At that time he was Secretary ot the Association. Ha resigned tost evening. Mr. Stevens, aa Secretary, demanded that ha be admitted. The watchman refused, on the ground that the hour was unseasonable, and wat be bad oraers irom tne rresldent (lion. William BeU. Jr.) to admit no person ex cent during business hours. The men went away. wny they came at that hour, and why Lyons wss a member of the partv. to left for the reader to determine. They are ssld to be In the hsblt of keeping late hours. On of them to said to be of a convivial turn of mind. It la believed by those in position to be in formed that he Was on a convivial tour that night. The firm ot Winder A Royce confirm what wm. amiu iu mi npaun Tuesday, mr. noyee says a stranger called at three p. m. and four p. m.. Monday, to Inanlra whether tha Arm opened aafea, and waa Informed that thev did. out ooiy as we request or the owner of the safe, and that he must be identified beyond the shadow of a doubt. The maa was asked each time what his name was. He did not give it either time. . Mr. Winder say strangers called at hi house, 06 Lafayettee street, at pr about 11;30 p. m. Monday night, and called him ont of bed, wben a conversation ensued substantially as follows: What do you wantt We came to see about opening a safe. This Is tbe wrong time to see about opening safes. I don't open safes, or work at safe locks, at nleht. What aafe Is ltl State Mutual Aid Association. Our Secre tary to away or going away, or going to join some other Associstton, or going feast, or something of the kind Mr. Winder doesn't remember and we want to keep track of the business, (or woras to tnat enect. At six o'clock thev came again. Mr. Win der, understanding that policemen, or some responsible person, would be present, went witn we men. i ne watenman in we oiuce let them in. Mr. Winder, seeing no police there, "fooled with the knob of the safe a short time and then went for a lung tester." Mr. H. . Wlldermuth, one of the trustees ot tbe State Mutual Aid Association, states tnat ne ana w. m. spencer, anotner trustee. were the persons who called upon Mr. Win der. Mr. Wlldermuth was the person who called at the office of Winder & Royce. From tbe best Information at hand, these gentlemen were working for tbe Interest of tbe Association. Their method, however.gave rise to tbe grave suspicion that somebody was trying to enter the office for another purpose. It seems that Mr. Stevens, the secretary, who came nere irom Mewara. absented blmsell from the office during business hours. He hsd the safe combination. The safe contained the ledger, journal, cash and order books. Business could not be transacted properly without these books. When the safe was opened this morning.the cierx immediately misaea toe ledger, journal, casu oooK, anq oraer oboe. Lyons Ask far a Rcrelver. George B. Lyons, of the State Mutual Aid Association nas uiea a petition In tbe Com mon Pleaa Court looking to the protection of his rights as a shareholder, lie sava in - the petition that he la the owner of two shares or two-fiftieth ot th nock, aad that while the Association pretends to be a joint stock com pany It is really a partnership; that the Asso ciation to possessed of a large amount of money and valuable property and la doing a targe Business; was ne nas oeen unlawfully and forcibly excluded from all knowledge and participation in the business and management of the Association, though sTrustee and Vice- rreaiaent mereai; tnat ae believes tbe Asso ciation to about to transfer the property. funds and business out of its-possession for the purpose of defrauding the plaintiff; that large sums of money have been realized over and above expenses and are subject to divis ion among we snsreuolders, and that the managers refuse to pay to plaintiff his share ot said profits. He therefore asks the court to enjoin the Association from transferring Its property, that a receiver be appointed to take cherge of the business and that his snare or tbe pronta may be awarded to him. Probably the management of thla company could give many more equally lucid explana tions of their late unpleasantness, but the fact would stlU remain that enough has leaked out to give the whole concern a bad odor and In spire a reasonable degree of doubt In those seeking life insurance. There are one or two points In their system of operations that merit a passing notice. This Association use th fonovxixr Feature a a bait to wheedle many into its rank who never atop to Investigate or con sider the expense or rottenness of this plan untU they are minus the f 10 initiation. They are led to believe they, are going to get some tning lor nothing. The young member must watt and pay as sessments twenty-flve or thirty years before they can ever realise on the endowment, whUe the class composed ot those between forty- nine and sixty years of age are going to realize in twelve and fifteen years, and the younger must pay them off. It is a glorious cheat." and the endowment day wlU never come, even to the sixty-five and seventy-four-years-old fellows wbo are known to be members. But even if the company should stand the storm. It has been pertinently asked, " Who will join an association Ijdened with old members whose certificates a--e maturing on the endow ment plan at the rata of from thirty to fifty per month, to be asstssed to pay these matur ing certificates of Uvtng members, and the death assessments besides." Tbe principal of endowment is acknowl edged to be impracticable and expensive In old line life companies, and It is Just as ex pensive and Impracticable In Associations. Again, this " Magnanimous Association" charges " no annual dues," and seems to think this a virtuous and taking point, and many are just foolish enough to believe tbst business can be done for nothing. They allow many ot their agents the membership fees in fuU for procuring members. How then do they pay expenses! way, by keeping one-fourth of all the death assessments untU the dass of 8,000 to full, and then, as was said by C. 8. smart, we first Vice-President of the Asso ciation, " After that there wlU be more death between the ages of 49 and 60 years, and la this class we only pay we asses So.UUO, pay 13,000 to benefi ciary and;put the other S3,000 In our pocketa." i ney make their money by death losses. The more deaths the more money for the stockholders. It is for the interest of tbe members to hsve a few - death losses. Not so for this assodation that charges - no annual dues." Their cry to the more deaths the merrier, the more poor risks we have the more deaths, hence the more money. Welcome the dying to membership, for they never pay aay annual dues, but do give us an opportunity tor as sessments." It to absolutely shocking to con template the disparagement of interest be tween the remaining so-caUed "stockholder" of this corrupt institution and tbe deceived members thereof. A Matrimonial Prize. Chicago contains one woman that is a prize. Her name is Mrs. Christene Olenson, and she lives with her hus band in a modest tenement. What is specially remarkable about the lady is the fact that she has made nearly all tbe furniture in the house with her own hands! A reporter of the Times recently visited her, and thus describes what he saw: Mrs. Olenson has com pletely famished the house, and it is most magnificently done, too. The hns bandfirstesoortedthescribe to the little parlor, where nearly everything in the shape of furniture is from the hands of his helpmate. Standinsr oDoosite the door ia a very handsome organ, the case of which is finely finished in a va riety of hard woods. Upon the case is a very life-like bird in the act of seizing a cherry in its bilL On the front panel is an East Indiaman, fnU-risrzed shir. under full sail. The water, which is most excellently represented, is of a piece of dark wood whose grain is wavy and which is neatly joined to produce the desired effect. A secretaire occu pies the other side of the room, and is constructed of three thousand pieces of wood. The design is nniqne, and the manner in which a number of secret drawers are stowed away is something marvelous. The center table is also of her construction, and is very hand some. The cornices, picture frames, stools, and chairs are all from the deft fingers of Mrs. Olenson. A magnifi cently carved bedstead graces their sleeping apartment, and other articles of minor importance are scattered about the rooms. Mrs. Olenson has manufactured nearly all her wooden tools, and a greater part of her steel ones. She is thirty-six years of age, tall and straight, fair, pleasant and determined. She was taught her trade by her father ia the old country, and puts it to the good use of furnish ing her own house in a style that would be envied by the majority of people in much better circumstances in life. Gross earninirs Those made in a disreputable business. -American Punch. The Wedding Ceremony of a Leadvllle : ' Miner. A iw vears aero a German shoe maker, lured by the reports from the land of gold, and silver, and unlimited promises, packed his lapstone, his awls. his " skivers," his polishing irons, his hammers and his pegs, bundled to gether bis scanty wardrobe, bought an emigrant ticket, and made his way to Colorado. Chance turned his steps to ward the mountains, and he pegged. and hammered, and crimped, and grubbed, and worried along, but do what he might, work early and late, he couldn't cet along. He shoemaked" at Fairplay, but Fairplay failed to ap- preoiaMf nis uuuuui as aii aruBi iu leather, -and he pulled up his stakes and moved on to Ore City, and once more pegged away for dear life on such coarse and un artistic work as is re quired by the sturdy bull-whackers and the plodding prospectors of a mountain region, lie pegged ana cut corawooa, and did odd jobs, no doubt cursing the ill-luck that had thrown him into that far away, and to him God-forsaken, land. But finally August Rische for the poverty-stricken shoemaker was he, and the person who was married last evening nnaiiy August Kische pegged his way into the esteem of a man named Tabor Alphabet Tabor, as he was called up there in the hills. H. A. W. Tabor was another poor one who has always strug gled against adversity, the odds always being in favor ol adversity to an alarm ing degree. He had moved in when the country was made, and by hard work risen to the dignity of a store keeper, and had also enjoyed the pre carious emoluments of a post-office in a town where the population was exceed ing sparse and few of them given -to the maintenance of the mail service by let ter-writing, labor was a sort of hy brid, merchant-politician, sporting t big mustache, looking very wise, know ing comparatively little, and being lookea upon as a representative man. He kept store, lived on a dirt floor. kept his mail matter dumped in a pile in a corner, entertained strangers man and beast and got along the best way he could, l abor ached to be rich, lie saw the old-timers all about him rolling in luxury, and he ' put it up" that he might just as well have some of the argentiferous or auriferous sugar no matter which kind as the rest of 'em. So in a moment of grasping avaricious fronzy, one dav about four years ago. he proposed to Rische whom he had knon as a sort of good lor anything, poverty-stricken German to go off on a prospecting tour. Rische was to take a friend, and the two were to go any where to the devil if they couldn't find "color" any nearer home and dig. Tabor, who had a stock of miners' pro visions, proposed to put up the grub stake," and to this Rische and his part ner consented. ine "gruD stake" amounted to about thirty-six dollars. and with this quantity of provisions the two started out. It has never been told, but is no doubt nevertheless true, that amongst the " stake" was a big jug ot whisky, nota itiscne ana. his friend were devoted to the ardent, and before they had gone a great way they were, it is related, gloriously intox icated. So much so, it is said, that they swore they'd never go a step further. They'd dig there or nowhere, and dig tney aid. neither one was a prospect or, and so did not know why he dug mere, out tney met witn great success by sheer luck. They found what is known as the Little Pittsburg Mine, near Leadville, which property is val ued at many millions. Reporting their good luck. Tabor at once set to work to get control of the property. Rische was satisfied to sell, as also was his partner. Tabor interested the Hon. J. B. Chaffee, and the latter put in enough money to buy out Rische and the third partner. Rische received about $300,000. and closed out his connection with the mine. It is said that he has lost a eood deal of the money since, but he proba bly has about $ 160,000 of it left. With in the past six months he has pur chased the residence in Denver erected by the Hon. William H. Byres, for which he paid 926.000. This is palatial residence, and hereby hangs a tale. After Rische had acquired his wealth he went to Denver to reside. It was shortly afterwards noised abroad that he contemplated marrying a serv ant girl of his former partner in the mining business. Tabor had pur- cnasea tne residence of Henry U. Brown, a former banker, carpenter, and newspaper proprietor in Denver, who had gone down however, in the general smash that followed the in flation era, and here Tabor resided. nearly opposite the house which Rische had boueht of Mr. Bvers. It 'was in Denver, then.that the course of Rische' s true love began for Tabor's Teutonic chambermaid. For some reason or other, which the gossips were never quite able to grasp, his alleged engage ment to the maid of Deutschland seems to have broken off, for shortly after wards Rische turned up in Chicago, fell in with Mr. Clem Periolat, and ex pressed to that person, of whose taste he had formed a high idea, a wish to get married, not to one of the mountain girls, but to one who had the graces and accomplishments of the city. Mr. Periolat kindly volunteered his services and introdued Mr. Rische to the bride of last evening Miss Minnie Jung- huhn, though he had to go with Mr. Rische to St. Louis to do it. Miss Jung huhn, who had worked in Periolat s fur store, having gone to that city te visit some relatives. Rische was for mally presented to his destined affinity, proposed almost on the spot, and was accepted after the usual amount of hes itation and the usual conference with the young lady's parents. Mr. Periolat's old acquaintance with rings had stood him in good stead, even when the only ring involved was a golden cir clet, " Bless you, my children," said Periolat. Rische did more. Before he again left for the West he saw to it that the parents of his future bride were bountifully provided for, and that the wherewithal was not lacking to furnish the girl of his choice with a handsome trosseau. It is painful to record the fact not an unusual one in such cases, however that, since these stories of Rische's financial solidity have gone abroad, some of the young lady friends of the fortunate bride have experienced numerous heart-burnings and jealousies, ana nave been amicted with strong de sires to club themselves, or cutoff their hair, at the thought that the Lord hadn't awarded them Minnie's prize, it is said that the girls in the parish in which Minnie had lived had, at last ac counts, just previous to the wedding, figured up Rische's wealth at something like $4,000,000, and their grief that the plum was not to fall in their way was said to have been of the most poignant description. - Rische did one eminently safe and proper thing while in Denver. After he made his pile out of the "Little Pittsburg,'' he is said to have put f 100, 000 into Government bonds and to have deposited them in bank, with the ex press stipulation that he was not to be allowed to draw them out under any circumstances whatever. It is said that he even went so far as to tell the folks at the bank that if he ever should get drunk, which appears to have been a rather . probable contingency, and should come to the bank and demand the bonds, they were to refuse him, and, if necessary, blow off the top of his head rather than allow him to dis turb that $100,000 nest-egg. It is related of Rische that during the session of the Legislature in Denver last winter he visited Leichsehring's beer-saloon in that city with some of the Representatives. Drinking heavily, Rische engaged in a quarrel with some roustabout, and, finally, whipping out his revolver, fired. The ball took ef- Lfect, seriously wounding the man.- It W . . . . . i , a was mougnt tne man was aiiieu, ana, as Rische was taken from the saloon, he exclaimed: "Is he dead?" . " No; but he's badly hurt." " Do you think he'll die?" " Can't telL" " Well, if he does, send up the bilL I'll pay for him." The poor shoemaker had learned the value and potency of money. The crowning act in this romantic little drama was played last evening, when courtship ended in matrimony, and the ex-shoemaker and "now well fixed miner linked his future with that of the modest, unassuming shop-girl who had captivated him, or vice versa. The wedding took place at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Periolat No. 14 Park Avenue, the Rev. T. N. Morrison, Jr., of the Church of the Epiphany, officia ting. Chicago Tribune, Aug. 6. Rules ot the National Board of Health. Thk National Board of Health, which was created by a recent act of Con gress, with full authority to take charge of all places in the United States in which infectious and contagious dis eases may appear, nave issued tne ioi lowinc rules and regulations to be en forced during the existence of yellow fever: - Every train leaving an infected city. uwn. or other place, shall be inspect ed by a competent medical man, who shall eive to the conductor of said train a certificate of the results of his inspec tion. It shall also be his duty to fur nish certificates to each passenger, and no passenger shall be permitted to leave an infected place without such certificate. No person having fever shall be allowed to take passage on such train. All cars leaving such place shall be thoroughly cleansed and fumi- fated with sulphurous acid gas, by urning eighteen ounces of sulphur for every 1,000 cubie feet of space, and closing up the car tight for six hours Erior to the date of leaving. No up olstered car shall be allowed to leave a dangerously infected place. All bag gage shall be thoroughly disinfected at the station before leaving. At a point not less than nve miles, ana as near this point as possible, from the point of departure from a dangerously infected place, there shall be an entire transfer of passengers and baggage to other cars, which cars shall never enter an infected district. This transfer shall be made in the open air, under the super vision of a medical officer, and as far from a habitation as possible, and no person with fever shall be allowed to proceed, but shall return to the point of departure, or be treated in hospital at or near the place of transfer. No sleeping car shall be allowed to leave a dangerously infected place, nor shall any sleeping car approacn nearer sucn place than the point of transfer. Any passenger car leaving such infected Slace shall be thoroughly ventilated uring its passage to the place of trans fer, by haying the windows of the Car open during such passage.- - - In cases of suspected infection of a passenerer in a sleeping car, such car, including all the upholstery, cushions. curtains, mattresses, etc., shall be thoroughly disinfected, under the su pervision of a medical officer, and shall be exposed to the open air for at least twenty days before being again use a. . All freight shall be transferred at a point not exceeding fifty miles from the point of departure, and the cars from which such freight has been trans ferred shall not proceed farther on the rond. but shall be returned to the point of departure. The freight cars, upon unloading, shall be thoroughly cleansed by scrubbing, fumigation, disinfection ana ventilation. Mail matter and mail bags should be heated to a temperature of 250 deg. Fan., or should be otherwise disin fected before they are sent from in fected places. At some point, not less tnan nity miles from the first transfer station, a second complete transfer of passengers and baggage is desirable, and should be provided for by the authorities ol the States through which the lines run. If yellow fever infect a place situated upon a line of railroad, trains of all kinds may be permitted to pass through without stopping, at a speed of not less than ten miles an hour, provided the National Board of Health has not de clared it dangerous to do so, and pub lished, through the local health au thorities, a special rule lormaaing it; but they shall not take on passengers within one mile of such infected place, and all persons taken on shall brst ob tain the certificate from tbe local offi cers set forth herein. No train having a certificate of such inspection, and no passenger having a proper certificate that he was free from disease and that hia bsurcaire traa Ttrooerlv disinfected. shall be interfered with by any munici pal or other local systems of quaran tine. A widow, whose husband, a mechan ic, had been killed in a railway acci dent, obtains a judgment of $5,000 damages against the railway company. The same court gives a verdict for $15, 000 to a man who had lost his leg in the same smash up. The widow of the mechanic thereupon goes to the Judge, and protests against tne injustice oi nis decision. " Is a leg," she asks, "worth three times as much as a whole man?" And the Judge responds: "The decision is perfectly equitable. A man who has lost a leg cannot replace it with another as good, even ior via.uuu. nut a wom an with $5,000 can easily get a new husband." It is announced, as if worthy of emu lation, that " the President begins work shortly after nine o'clock in tne morn ing." That's nothing to boast about, says the Norristown Herald, as " we begin work two nours earner tnan tnat, and we don't get halt, as much salary, either." . ; An Honest Sale. . . A pat or two ago a motherly-looking woman of forty-five entered a Wood ward avenue clothing store, having a man's linen duster on her arm. and when approached by a salesman she said: . " Some one in here sold this duster to my son yesterday." " Yes, ma'am, I sold it myself," re plied the clerk, as he looked at the gar ment. ''' "Did you tell my son that this duster could be worn either to a picnic, funer al, bridal party or quarterly meeting?" - " I did, madam, and so it can." " Did ycSa tell him it made a good fly-blanket when not otherwise need ed?" ' ' ' "ldid." - " That it could be used as a boat-sail, a stretcher, a straw bed and a bed spread?" ' " Yes,' ma'am, I did." " " And that many people used . them as table-covers?" "I did." " And that they would last for years and then make excellent stuff for a rag carpet?" "Idid." . " And you only charged a dollar?" .' "Only'a dollar, ma'am." " Well, when John came home last night and brought the duster, and told me all you said I made up my mind that he must have been drunk, and I was a leetle afraid he stole the garment. I am glad it's all right." " It certainly is all right, ma'am, and since he was here yesterday we have discovered that the duster is a great conductor of sound,, a preventive of sunstroke, and that no man with one on his back ever dropped dead of heart disease." " Land save us," she gasped as she waited for the bundle; " but who knows that they won't nix 'em so 'fore long that they'll raise a mortgage off the farm?" Free Ptes. . The Man With the Shabby Umbrella. Strange, how ashamed a man will be of a shabby umbrella one of those slouchy, corpulent aft airs, with the bleached-out covering divorced from a third of the rib-tips, and a shoe-string clasped around its waist in lien of the long-vanished elastic! How he will hide it as far as possible under his arm. run it up his coat sleeve, tuck it away beneath the folds of his coat, keep it between himself and the wall, and when he gets in the car how careful he is to dispose it in the darkest possible cor ner! And if perchance anybody spies it out, how quick is he to head off criti cism by explaining that it is the one he keeps in the office so convenient to have one there, you know; one that you know nobody will steal ha! ha! Or maybe he will go a step farther the lying rascal and say he borrowed it, and if he didn't return it oldGrimshaw would never forgive him hat ha! But when the clouds lower and the rain drops begin to patter, who bo at ease, so envied, so proud and happy, as the man with the-babby -umbrella, as he stalks along between rows of unpro tected men and women, with his de spised umbrella dripping its liquid har vest indiscriminately on tne just ana nninst? - Verilv. there is nothing in this life wholly good or wholly bad. Bom- ton Tanscrpt. How They Settle a Lawsuit in Ire land. A couple in Ireland were recently sentenced to matrimony in rather a curious way. A young man and a young woman were contesting posses sion of a piece of property, the one claiming under an old lease, the other under an old - will. " It just strikes me," said the Judge, V that there is a pleasant and easy way to terminate this old lawsuit. The plaintiff appears to be a respectable young man, and this a very nice young woman. They can both get married and live happily on the farm. If they go on with law pro ceedings it will be all frittered away be tween the lawyers, who, I am sure; are not ungallant enough to wish tne mar riage not to come off." The lady blushed and the young man stammered they " liked each other a little bit;" so a verdict was entered for the plaintiff on condition of his promise to marry the defendant within two months, a stay of execution being pht to the ver dict till the marriage ceremony should be completed. ... A Sad Mishap. Some one living on the second floor of the double tenement on Nelson street placed a pan of baked beans in a win- daw to cool, a lew minutes later tne horse attached to a coal cart' backed in front of the place, and refused to go. The driver laid on the lash, but the an imal would not move on. It winced and iumoed about in the agony from the blows, but it would not advance. A portly gentleman passing on the walk, saw the trouble, and stopped. He was in sympathy with the animal, and in dignant with the man. He expostu lated with him, told him to use mild means, to try suasion, that he ought to be ashamed of himself for treating a dumb beast in that manner; that if he did not relent and cease his brutal con duct a fearful judgment would over take him. . At this juncture a little girl came to the window to see what was the matter. and she must have hit against the pan of beans, for almost immediately it slid from the window, and while the benev olent gentleman . was telling the coal man of the judgment to come, the pan descended bottom upwards on his own devoted head, deluging him with its contents, taking his breath, and knock ing him down on his hands and knees. The shock was so great and so unex pected that the unfortunate man was completely bewildered, and crawled away as fast as ne couia, snowing not where he was going, but instinctively seeking to get ont of danger. He was a dreadful-looking spectacle when he got up. He was beans the entire length of his person, xney streamed aown his back and legs, and the oily sub stance dripped bom the brim of his hat, while the crown being knocked in a pound piece of pork, clotted with beans. rested securely in tne noiiow tnus formed. The driver silently watched him until he got on his feet and then shouted at him: ' " If you hadn't stuck your nose in other people's business I'd come there an' help scrape you off, but now,' cuss you, you can scrape yourself." ' A woman, who saw the accident in vited the unhappy victim into her yard, where she helped him get off his coat, removed his hat and emptied it, and gave him a shingle to scrape off his pants with, and performed other kind offices suggested by ner sweet, womanly nature. find those whose hearts are full of ten der sympathy, and whose hands turn to helpful acts. The little girl didn't come down after the pan until the portly gentleman had got out of the neighborhood. Danbury Newt. ' Life and Death in Florida; Thb following is an extract from a letter written from Tampa, Fla, to a gentleman of Angusta, Ga.: ' " Last Friday, morning, having eaten breakfast, Mr Aaron, Strickland, a well-to-do young farmer, who lives about five miles from Tampa, started out to do some work in the woods. His little child, a boy of eighteen months old, started after him, but was driven back, and began to play about the door. No more attention was paid to it for the space ot half an hour, when it was missed by its mother, who searched and : called in vain. With a beating heart, , and fearing she-knew- not what, she started out to inform her husband of the fact, which she did. - He at once roused the whole neigh borhood and scoured the woods in every direction for his lost darling.. The news of the child's disappearance flew like wild-fire, and people flocked from Tampa and for miles from the surrounding country to' join . in the : search. , A false clue, found on the morning of the second day,, caused the . search to take a wrong direction- Sev eral small footprints were found near a field a mile from Mr. Strickland's place, ' but proved to be those of a little negro child, who had accompanied its motoer in the search.. Many were of the opinion that the child had fallen into the pond near by, but it was discovered as be fore stated, that the tracks were not those of the lost baby. The search then took a northerly direction, and on the third day of the search, Sunday, traces . of blood, a mass of tangled hair and the child's apron were found about twenty steps from the horse-pond, a body of water about two miles from Strickland's farm. A dark object was seen floating in the water, near where the apron was found, and with which two alligators were found playing. The suspicion of two of the party, Messrs. Lewis Strick land and Thomas, were aroused, and they swam out to it, but what was their horror to find it to be a part of the body of the lost child. On arriving at the bank an examination showed that the head, arms, shoulders and legs were gone. One leg appeared to have been torn from the socket, while the other was bitten off at the thigh. The par ents Were perfectly frantic with grief, and have the deepest sympathy of the whole community." Captain Falcon's Devil Fish. While tuit-ing over the Incidents at tending his cruise in the yacht Falcon, on the Gulf of Mexico, the other day, to a party of friends, including a 2W6-. une reporter. Captain Peter Falcon, the noted suDmanne aiver, wno bmm " " ever fell in with any of those terribly ugly-looking monsters of the se the devil fish whose appearance so many writers have given inadequate descrip tions of. As Captain Falcon remarked, the devil fish must be seen in all ita horrible monstrosity to be fully appre ciated. He would not attempt any de scription of one, but he told a thrilling narrative of the manner in which him self and a companion captured one. It was about four p. m. on the 2d of last May, when the Falcon" stood off the : mouth of Tampa Bay, her only occu pants being her owner and master. Captain Falcon, and Fred Dawson, of South Haven, Mich., who had accom panied the former on the cruise. The trim and staunch little craft was bowl ing along at a fair rate of speed, when r the Captain discovered, half a dozen devil fish going over the surface of the nr.iA, ati,- than nn of our harbor - tugs when running " wide open" after a tow. Alter repeated enona u near one of the Mephistopheles of the. Gulf, they finally succeeded in ap proaching within ten feet of a fellow of fair size, and Captain Falcon seized K.rnnnn and with a, well-directed ef- ! fort, plunged it into the monster so far . that it penetrated its heart. ' Neverthe- ; less, the big fish ran for deep water as if the very Old Nick himself was ia : him. The line attached to the harpoon , was paid out gradually, and the yacht was plunging through the water with n ' immanoa hnn in her mOUth," ' while in the wake of the flying mon-.i ster the seething ana iosmioK " discolored with the blood from the fatal war -an rA T'rafa 1 ra a nt hlnnd weakened the leviathan so that the Captain and his companion were enaoiea so cnew. him. and he was hauled up alongside . oti ..iai mffimontlT tionn the surface . of the water to admit of a close obser vation. "Well," said the uaptam, bringing down his fist so as to express the stronger his astonishment at the-. sight, "it looked like the very devil himself. His moutn measured tniny two inches in width and was opened eighteen inches. From tip to tip of his 'suckers' was sixteen feet, and about . the same length from the tip ol tbe . nose to the end of his tail, which was tYi raa Vaa lrhnr Wa rait him adrift and let him go, thinking there was no life in him, but ne bobbea nis neaa up ana . dnnrn aavarfl 1 Hmaa I t.WWtn flair llA wn11 lib-A tr, ct.rik-A nnA. And after HPV- - eral attempts, we succeeded in getting a a a a 1 a. at t.A uongsiae oi one ox too uigjaj- .. -uo oAhsvrVI bsVa1 rlrnvn fKn ViarrWin t.hnHlaTh - otiuwu a, aw uivv v aaaw g-- p the rear part of the fellow, and he came up on the starboard side and pre sented himself in all his hideousness. I tell vou he looked like the devil him self, as I have been led to believe hia ; Satanic Majesty appears, and he ran furiously and fast, taking the Falcon . along at the rate of about twenty miles ' an hour. We paid out the line and let him go abooming, and when he get to the end of the seventy-five fathoms tha Innflrtt, nf !ia 1inAliA flnftniuul it: like a thread and sped on out of sight. wri t i i . .1 . i , . 1 yy uy, i uenevw uiai aeiiuw mu - buvsl- ers' fully twenty-four feet across, and he was awful to- look at." Chicago Tribune. Thb hero of a German story says he pressed his burning lips to her rosy mouth, and " she returned my kiss, and my soul was no longer in my body; I touched the stars; the earth went from , under my feet.' ' Dutch fathers wear -heavy boots, we know, and no doubt the earth went from under the young man's feet, but we don't believe he touched the stars. That is too steep. Why, a mule couldn't kick him that high. ; But that he saw stars we firmly -believe. It is dangerous to fool around an lrasciBle old German's daughter. Norristown Herald. A certain editor who is very partio- - ular in giving credit saw a passage of Scripture in an exchange. He clipped it and credited the paper with it.