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POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. It Is Said that Now in the ., to Establish Them. , Time The Annual Report of the Postmaster Uen oral Take Strong- Uround In ravor of Their Becoming Part of the' Postal System How Deficits May be Avoided. Washington, Nov. 15. The first an nual report of Postmaster' General Gary to the president was made public last night. Its main ' featnre is the atrnncr advocacy of oostal savings de- ' positories. -lie says the time is ripe for their establishment and that the .ls..tts.n r4 a wall ni.flpflnl'fod tVMLAm would confer a great boon upon a larce number of people and ultimately be of inestimable benefit to the whole country. Following is an abstract of the report: ' rrkA InmiDB nt tha nafal riftflnlt fnr 1R97 la uv .uvav-nw v. , " - largely a reflex of the depressed business con ditions which prevailed all over the United States during the tlrst three-fourths of that uerlcd. There has been no extravagance 01 exoendlture save that obligated by law. Belt- erating the Injustice Inflicted both upon the postal revenues and the people by second class mall matter carriage regulations, tne enaot- nient by congress of some measure to remedy the wrong Is urged. As to this the postmaster .. general says: "If this was done there would be an end to postal deficits and the -service could be enlarged and popularized by a broad extension of f roe delivery without infringe ment upon the general resdurcea of the govern ment and eventually result In the much de sired reduction of letter postage to one oent oer ounce. No method of rjerfecting the organization ' of the postal service has proved more effective than the consolidation of post omoes. legis lative restrictions on its development are to be regretted and a repeal of the five miles limit . . - u .1 ... i n in .Via lufitt iu.utnl nnnpn. .. nrlatlon bill is recommended. The exnerlmental rural free delivery has ; : been generously appreciated. Few expendi tures hove conferred greater benefits in pro portion, and It has unquestionably proved : ' potent factor In attain ng what should be a & chief aim of government, tne granting oi me - Best possible postal facilities to the farming ; classes. The report reviews in detail '- the - oneratlons of the various branches of the do- . partment The portion on the subject of postal savings follows: .;..., , Many millions of dollars are undoubtedly . secreted by peoplo who have little or no con- tldence in ordinary securities and monotary - Institutions organized by private citizens. It is dead capital, but if Its owners could be in spired with absolute confidence In the security . of an investment, It Is altogether probable that - " the bulk of this fund would find its way into ' the channels of trade and commerce. If the government undertook this tusk, the service would undoubtedly be gladly accepted by the - people. Their faith In the government Is uu ly could hardly be put out at interest, would ' amount in the aggregate to a sum that could be invested to their advantage.' It would tend to cultivate thrift In a large class; realizing the advantage of depositing with the govern - ment Instead of wastefully and uselessly ex- pending it wouia ienu w oeiwr reiuuuusuiu. bring into closer relationship the government and Its citizens and develop praotloal and. en during patriotism. This growth of patrotic sentiment and good citizenship constitute ' powerful appeal to, statesmanship to make ,i wav for these beneficent consequences. The proposition Is an accomplished fact In nearly every country in Europe, in the British '". dependencies of both hemispheres and even In ' Hawaii. In Great Britain 7,001,000 depositors have upwards of a.M.UOO.OOOln savings accumu- mveu uuriiiK t y oui s, auu iu igu j vti a ivoo wuuu ';' 10,000 Hawaiian depositors saved nearly l,uO0. 00a Deposits in Canada in 20 years exceeded . ISB.OW.OOJi These vast accumulations have been made with the least possible loss to tne governments which guarantee their repayment and with a minimum of cost to the millions of depositors. More than 1,000 postal savings ac : counts in European offices are held by miners and over two-thirds by the most bumble call : togs. It Is essentially the bank of this class. . Postal savings banks would not oonfllot with other savings banks, but would encouraga sav . ' Ings rather than accumulations. The conver sion of money order offices into savings deposi tories would, soon afford indefinitely more facility for receiving interest-bearing deposits ,: than the interest-paying banks do now. The most aggressive opponents are among the private Institutions engaged In somewhat similar enterprises; though associations of the ?' larger cities reoogqlze. lu It a valuable feeder jjlo the. financial currents of the oountry. Se ' curlty and not the rate of lntorest is the prl ' .,-,mary and essential condition of such a system, ' and bonds of states, counties and mnntcipali ; ties anil real estate furnish an illimitable field. Comparing othor countries, the postmaster general says nearly every oountry permits Its most popular coin as the minimum amount of deposit, varying from five cents in India to II in Canada. Maximum deposits vary from tM in France to $2,485 In New Zealand. - Deposits over the maximum amount are non Interest bearing and in sevoral countries the surplus Is by law Invested In national bonds, - Both deposits and accounts aro usually small. ' France made a profit in 1M otrl7tl,000 in band- ling ,500,XM accounts aggregating 114:1,000,00 1, after paying 8 per cent, interest Great Brit ain earned a surplus of 183.000 after paying per cent Interest on 1480.000,000, made up of 0,900,000 accounts. The average commission paid to postmasters is one cent per deposit. Any account may be settled , and withdrawn from any depository in the country. THREE BANKS SUSPEND. A Financial Crash that A fleets Residents of Three Indiana Towns Owner of the Wrecked Concerns Absconds, ' T ' T..J XT.. IK TU- . . ... , . i t . .i i .1. banks, respectively tocatea in mis city and Marengo and ttnglish, witn depos its estimated to aggregate 8500,000, closed their doors on baturday. li. a Willett. cashier of the parent bank in this city and principal stockholder in the other two concerns, has left for 'Darts unknown.- His wife has received n. letter from him Btatintr that he lias almost lost his mind and that he will not return to the scene of financial dis aster. County officials sad educational trustees are sufferers- ifjotd'iha crash and one death may be liev direct re- - ault Treasurer E. P. Brown, of Craw - ford county, had 'upwards St $30,000 of county funds deposited in tne banK in this city. When told of the failure he fainted and he is now in a critical con dition. i.M i English. 1 Ind;. Not. 15, John .11. Weathers, a prominent member of the .failed banking firm, is said to. have teleirraphed ' to friends- liere that he will return and pay 75 cents if the de positors will, accept and protect him from injury. -v Three Murderers Lynched. . j Bismarck, N. D., Not. 15. Alexander Coudot, an Indian half-breed; Paul Holy track and Philip Ireland, full blooded Indians, the first of whom was sentenced to death for murdering six members of the Spicer family last Feb ruary and bad just been granted ' new trial by the supreme, court, and the latter two self-oenf essed accessor ies in the murder, were taken from the county jail at Williamsport, Emmons county. Saturday night and lynched v by a mob. The men had been under the custody of Deputy Sheriff Tom Kelly and they were taken from him tnd hanged to a beef windlass. ' : -cold iyifr-v The Wealth Froanclng' Territory Is 408 Miles Long Claims pn EldoradoffjCM" Will Yield Many Millions of Dollars. Toronto, Ont, Nor. 13.Af&pbe correspondent sends , to his paper An extended interview with William gil- vie, surveyor of the department" of, the interior, who left Ottawa for the Yu kon country, June 19, 1805, and Is now returning. Mr. Ogilvie reports that there are 100 claims on Bonanza creek, capable of yielding (250,000 to $500,000, and SO claims on Eldorado creek that will,' no doubt, yield an average of 81,000,000 each. These two creeks, be says, form but a small percentage of the rich placers already discovered. The other streams in tho vicinity, though not quite so richwill rate very high compared with anything ever found. in the country before. The gold-bearing area extends up the Yukon from the American boundary at least 400 miles, and is in some places 100 miles wide. Over all this area good indications have been found, so it is safe to assert that the greatest wealth, if not the richest individual deposit, is yet to be discovered. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 12. The steam er Homer has arrived here irom Ju neau, Alaska. Among her passengers was C. C. Bums, who left Dawson City September 23. Burns poled up the Yukon and came out over the Chilkoot trail. Burns stated: that when, he left Dawson no one had started down the Yukon for provisions. The people were daily expecting boats from St. Mich aels. They thought that the boats were delayed by accident, and knew nothing of their inability to ascend the stream; Burns said there would be no starva tion at Dawson this winter, though ra tions would be limited with some. Ac cording to Burns the only . new gold discoveries made this year, were on Sulphur creek, and that field was not proving as rich as El Dorado -or Bo nanza creeks. Burns brought: down with him about 80,000 in nuggets and dust, the result of two years' work. The Homer also brought out a party of five surveyorVwho' have been locat ing and surveying routes across the summit of Lake Linderman for a Port land company, of which , D. II. Boss is at the head. The last work of the surveying party was done on the White Pass,! over which it is proposed to have a tramway in operation by the 1st of February. . Five members of the Cana dian mounted police came down from Sheep Camp on the Homer. EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. Canadian Customs Officials Collected Du ties Thereon from Prospectors Uold Found In Mew Districts. Seattle,, Wash., Nov, 13. The Cana dian government has recalled a num ber of customs officials who have been stationed at Tagish house, between Lakes l.ennett and Tagish, and the British Columbia authorities have also reduced the number of provincial polled who have been stationed at Lake Bennett and Tagish house since the oreat rush to the Klondike country be cran last July.' Deputy Collector oi Customs Davey, who has just returned from Tagish, says that duties were col lected during the season on 400 outfits. Each outfit represented from four to five men. The duty collected on each outfit averated 800 and the total amount collected aggregated 825,000. Duties were levied upon everything belonging or in any way appertaining to an outfit, even the clothes that a man wore not beinir exempt Several cases of attempted smuggling were de tected, the gdods being confiscated In most instances. Travel down the lakes has practically ceased and hundreds of people Will be caught in the ice ana forced, to go into winter quarters where they may happen to be when the ice surrounds them. Rich gold discoveries are reported on the McClintock river and branches of the Hootalinqua, some running as high as 840 a da v to the. man. There has been ouite a rush to the new fields, which will be prospected during the winter, ' NO MORE TEMPLE CUP GAMES. llaseball llarons Abolish an Interesting Feature of the National Game. Philadelphia, Nov. la The National Baseball league magnates , -at ; their meeting yesterday abolished the Tem ple cup series of games. The only opposition manifested to the adoption of the resolution abolish ing the Temple cup series was on the part of Mr. Freedman. The iew York magnate felt convinced that his team would next season finish close to the top and wanted the Temple cup series to be continued. To make its adoption unanimous he voted with the rest in its favor, but said he would set aside a fund of 85,000 or more to be presented to his men should they finish at the top next year. " The proposition . from .-tne minor loarrnpa which modifies tho . rules r lating to .life, .drafting .'(ijf'players was adoptedit It provides that no player in the Eastern, Western , or' . Atlantic leagues shall be drafted by the major league until lie shall have been two years with the minor .league clubhand that not more than two players can be drafted' from any club of J,hese leagues. The present national board of arbitra tion, consisting of Messrs.' Young, Rob- ison, Houen, uynn.tr tian ana xirusn, was re-elected, . A donation of 875 "vat mado to John Carterville,"-the Cinclnnatii fireman who, while witnessing a game in that city, was injured in the head, by a beer glass thrown by Umpire 'HOrst. There were no .trades oi piayefs announced. " The Last reverttllttd.,!';;.;1 New Orleans. Nov. la-The follow log Jrfthe last daily bullutiri bat;;Wilk be issued" concerning the 1 Status .of affairs in New Orleans as regards yel low fever. Cases of yellow fever Fri day 7, deaths 2, total cases of yellow ever to date 1,700, total deaths from yellow fevor to date i58., : Unsuccessful Hold-up of Train, Kansas City, Nov. 18. The limited night express on the Missouri Pacific was hold up last night three miles east of Independence, Mo., by live masked men, who flagged the train with red lanterns. The robbers secured noth ing and the train proceeded on Its way. M MET ON ORCHARD, KNOB. aa.d (.ait o,4h JdUtl6n. ol Monuments at Chlokamauga by Soldiers, of the Ktyston State. . " ". ,.----Chattanooga, .TenB., Nov. IB. Mon day was a. glorious doy for the Penn sylvania' veterans who came here to dedicate their monuments to the mem ory of their heroism in the gre-t war, exemplified in valorous conduct on the fields of Chickamauga, .. Missionary Ridge, ! Orchard Knob and Lookout Mouniain, The day was bright and baliu, and there was not a thing to mar the enjoyment of the occasion. Eight regimental monument dedica tions occurred during the morning. The dedicatory ceremonies occurred at Orchard Knob, where a stand had been erected - and before 2 o'clock, .the hour 'Vet fqr. the ceremonies,'tho gov ernment reservation about the stand was crowded with bid soldiers, their wives and children, fully 5,000 people being near the speakers. On the stand sat the distinguished speakers and representatives from the local posts of the (J. A. H. and JN. is. Forrest camp of Confederate veterans. Hon. n. Clay Evans, Gen. John R. Go- bin, Gen. Latta and other distin guished visitors also occupied seats on the platform. The band of the Fifth regiment, U. S. A., from McPherson barracks, furnished music for the occa sion. Gen. William A. Robinson, of Pitts burg, president of the state battlefield commission, presided and opened the ceremonies by stating the object of the gathering. He called for prayer from Dr. Thomas H. Robinson, who deliv ered a fervent invocation. At the ton elusion of the prayer Gen. Robinson Introduced Col. Blakely, of the Seveaty eighth regiment, who, representing the Pennsylvania battlefield commis sion,! formally transferred the monu ments erected by the state to the gov ernment. ' r' '" ' '" ' . ', Gov. Hastings then spoke, delivering- the monuments to the national gov ernment The monuments - were then formally accepted on the part of ithe national government and transferred to the national park commissioners by Hon.. John Tweedale, chief clerk of the, war department, representing' the secretary of war. Gen. H. V. Boynton, for and on be half of the national park commission, formally accepted the monuments. . At the conclusion of Gen. Boynton's address, Gen. Robinson introduced Hon. IL Clay Evans. Mr. Evans said that the government at the breaking of the war had made two distinct con tracts with the people: One was that every dollar advanced for carrying forward the war for the Union should be paid back in the good, hard gold of the republic. The second engagement was that the national government would al ways care for the destitute survivors of Its" armies of the war; and, for the widows of those who fell in battle. Both of these promises, he said, the government is now carrying out faith fully. lien.' Uobin, commanaer-in-cniei oi the G. A.: R., was called for. Gen. Gobin proposed that instead oi a speech he would ask the audience to sing "America," which was done with a vim. At the conclusion of the song the audience gave Gov. Hastings the Chautauqua salute with the waving of handerchiefs and the presiding officer declared the ceremonies closed. Last night the veterans enjoyed a camp fire at the city auditorium, pre- pored by tho local G. A. II. and Confed erate veterans. The blue and the gray mingled freely and ate out of the same haversack and drank out of the same canteen. ACROSS A SNOWY WASTE. Reindeer Will be Used to Transport Sup- piles to Icebound Whalers In the Arctic Ocean. Washington, Nov. 16. Secretary Gage has requested the secretary of the in terior to instruct the Alaskan officials to gather about 600 head of reindeer from the government herds for the use of the expedition for the relief of the icebound whalers In the Arctic, it is expected that the Bear, which is now at Seattle, will be ready to sail in about ten days and within 20 days thereafter it is expected that she will have reached some point on Norton sound, where a large party will be en gaged for the 000-mue overland trip to Point Barrow. ... The herd of 'reindeer, which will be killed for food If needed, will be driven overland, and it is the expectation of Capt. Shoemaker, chief of the revenue cutter service, and Capt, Hooper, who is in command of the Bering sea patrol. fleet, that tho herd will reach Point Barrow and the imprisoned whalers before the middle of February. The route over which , the herd will be driven is said to abound in moss, upon which the reindeer feed, and . both agree that the scheme for the relief of t(ie whalers is perfectly, feasible and will lie attended witn nine danger., The eight vessels now icebound have ' a 'combined complement of 265 ; men. Ther i ships are the Orca, Belvldere Freeman, " Fearless, Jeannie, Rosario, Wanderer and the Newport The .first two, the Jeannie and the Rosario, went UP this spring, the Newport in, 1893, the Wanderer and the Fearless in, 1894 and the Freeman in 1895.' All expected to return this winter .' The Orca, the Freeman and the Bel vldere are both fast about half a taile northeast of .Point Rarrbw ahd' the1 re maiuuur are uu uiun viat vi kkww Uarto.wr,',-at.-.'tflr-inbvtb of McKenzie river, and about 403 miles'-north of the ' i l . (inn '..li . J 1!, Arctic circle. : '; ' -' The Sinussler Mine llre. ; ' i Asoen. CoLi Nov. 18. The owners of the Smuggler mine; w'hfch na's been on Bra since SunHccV nl6ring.r annotmce that (he situation Is much. -Improved. Outsiders, however,? take axdiff enefft view of the situation". Already -theas has permeated the workings m. t" various mines on Siftugler, roqtfntain- for two miles to the north of toe Smug gler shaft, and 000-; men have. ...been driven out and two or threo times -that number will have' to Vjull work Tf. the fire is not quenched. ' If the gas drives the men from the. pumps in the ninth evel It will mean the flooding of: the district. 'Maa.lors, tW'Watk tr)Vl0 Honrs lathe Jrlid.fcofj? Frightful Uaie In Bocctol Attempt ' to Save the Lives of Hte-ruer's Drew. Queenstown, Nov. 16. "-Particulars have just been received of the wreck of the British steamer Rutherglen, from New York October 26 for Ply mouth, which foundered when SS0 miles west of Fastnet. Her crew were picked up by the Norwegian bark Her manos ' and reached Crookhaven, 21 miles from Skibbereen, on Saturday. The Rutherglen after leaving New York encountered a series of gales which raised mountainous seas. The steamer labored so heavily that her cargo shifted, but the crew were able to right her for a time until she was thrown upon ber beam ends,.her cargo shifted and she listed so much that the sails set to steady her were, sometimes submerged. Matters went from bad to worse until Tuesday. The steamer was filling with water when she. was sighted by the Her- manos, -. which vessel immediately headed toward her. It was decided to abandon the Rutherglen and Capt En glish tried to lower a lifeboat ' Two lifeboats were smashed against the steamer, and washed away before any success attended his efforts. The third lifeboat succeeded in getting away from the steamer, but was stove in and sank just as it ran alongside the bark. Happily-all the struggling men were hauled on board the Herraanos and were subsequently with the rest of the crew landed at Crookhaven, from which place they were forwarded to this city. The boats of the . Hermanos made five trips before all the members of the Rutherglen's crew were rescued. Some idea of the difficulty of this task may be gathered from the fact that it took nine hours to rescue all the crew of the British steamer. .The latter numbered 28 men in all. Capt. En glish reports that on the Wednesday after leaving New York' an eastbound Hamburg steamer with a green, white and green funnel was asked to take oft the crew of the Rutherglen, . but refused even to stop. The Hermanos was outward bound to Martinique, but she was obliged to put into Crookhaven in order to land the shipwrecked crew, A NOTED, DENTIST DIES. Dr. Thomas W. Evans, the Multl-Milllon- aire Tooth Expert, .loins the Silent Ma jority His Komantlo Career, Paris, Nov. 16. Thomas W. Evans, the famous American dentist, died suddenly here Sunday evening. Dr. Evans was born in Philadelphia about 75 years ago and went to Paris in 1816, where he won a great reputation. Since his advent In the French capital Dr. Evans has attended to the teeth of most of tho crowned heads of Europe, to say nothing of 'almost Innumerable members of the royal families, excepting Queen Victoria and the sultan of Turkey. He attended Napoleon (IL and through his advice made considerable .money In speculation. He also attended tho Ein press Eugenie and assist ed the' latter to escape from Paris In bis car rlase after the battle of Sedan. vr. fcvans was a very weuuny man; nis ior tune being estimated at from CS.OOO.OOu to 135,000,04), H0 visited the United States in August last, bringing with him for Interment at Philadelphia the body of his wife. They had no children. While In Philadelphia Or. Evans is said .to have made (arrangements to endow schools of dentistry In several American universities. " The doctor Is said to have left large sums of money to charity, and during the course of his life he received Innumerable orders and other decorations from foreign po tentates. .The socret of the success of Dr. Evans as s dentist may be said to be In the foot that he was practically the first person to Introduce gold filling for teeth into Europe. IT WAS A CONTRACT. A Mew Jorsey Court Benders a Decision of luterest to Societies' that Pay Sick Bene fits. Trenton, N. J.. Nov. 16. The court of errors and appeals has rendered an opinion of general importance to bene ficial organizations. The court affirmed the supreme court in the case of the Roxbury lodge of Odd Fellows against William Hocking. When Hocking ioined the Roxbury lodge the sick benefits were 83 a week for an indefi nite period. Subsequently they were changed to S3 a week for 26 weeks and SI a week thereafter. Hocking was sick for a long time and sought to re cover J3 a week for the period, The court decided in his favor and laid down the principle that the bene fits which the lodge rules provided for at the time of a member joining were in the nature of a contract and could not be changed without the member's consent LANGSTON IS DEAD. , A Prominent Colored Politician Passes Away from Earthly Life. Washington, Nov. 16. Ex-Congressman John M. Langston, colored, died here. last night Mr. Langston was (13 years of age. having been born a slave In He was emancipated at tho age of 8 and was educated at Oberlln. O.. where be graduated In 18 4. He afterward studied law and practiced his profession until lHOU. during which time he held several town ship offices in Ohio, being the tint colored man elected to office in the United States by popu lar vole. In 1849 be; was given the professorship of law at Howard 'University, remaining with the Institution for1 soven .years. From 1877 to 1885 he was United States minister and consul general to ; Hayti. .Upon his return to this country1 be became president of the Virginia Normal and Collegiate institute at r etersourg, Va.. where he remained for three yeurs, .when I he was elected to the rifty-Hrst congress and was given his seat on a content. ' Sines' 1801 Mr. Langston. -bus been prominent In politics, but alu not ooiu omce. -.V.' .' ' Labor's Memorial Day. touisville, Ky., Nov., 10. The K. of L convention has voted to set apart the :liist Sunday in June as labor me morial day. Thls day will be observed by all the 'district; Assemblies in the United States. It was expressly stated that the day should not be regarded in the light oi a nouuay. . , . Jttast Read English' In-order to Vote. :.;Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 10. The Wyo ming' supreme-, court has rendered a decision in the Carbon county election case.austalning the contention of the .plaintiff swho were the candidates for county attorney, treasurer ana com missioner on the democratic ticket at the last election. The court decided that foreisru born .citizens must be re quired to t'eadthe constitution In the English language in order to vote. "There were Ho' Finns who voted the republican ticket, but could not read the constitution in august xne de cision will settle e very important con .stltutlonal question. , , .. ,poR YOUNG PEOPLE . u.. . .. . ' . v.'-. t I "COLONEL GRUMPY. fte was-a darling little boy, with sunny eyts of blue, , And happy as the day was long- . Unless he had to do - . . ' Borne task:, that' did not please him much, And then he was so cross, - t His mother thought her boy was gone, ' And grieved so for hi loss, And said: "It was a dreadful case, That here in her own dear boy's place Was surly Colonel Grumpy." t Her boy, she said, was good and sweet The pearl of little boys! But Colonel Grumpy was most rude, - And broke up all his toys. He tore his picture-books to bits, Cracked his slate, lost nis hat. Pulled his little sister's hair. And teased the pussy-cat. She wished he'd go away, and then She'd have her own sweet boy again ' Instead of Colonel Grumpy. "That Colonel Grumpy's not my boy . I'm sure is very plain, And so I'd better send htm oft To-day in all the rain. So, Colonel Grumpy, go away In spite of wind and wet! I want my boy, who does not sulk, Nor does he scold or fret! A little sob, two pleading eyes, Then clasped tight In her arms, he cries: "Good-by, cross Colonel Grumpy!" - Jane Campbell, in St. Nicholas. MR. WINULEBY'S IDEA. He Telia How We Come to Hre Dlf- ferent Kinds of Weather. "You see, Georgle," said .Mr. Wiggle by, whose votithf ul son had asked hiic: bow we come to have different kinds, of weather, "the weather1 is put up in fin cans, a day's-weather, to a can, and i8ually they put up a year's supply libead, enough to last through a spring, summer, autumn ana winter, in fin ing the cans they sort it all out as well UK possible. Sometimes when they get a can full there may be a little left over, and whatever remains in this way they throw into the lot. When they've Igot pretty nearly all the cans full, and the regular stock of weather has run out, they fill up from that lot of odds and ends. The cans so filled contain what Is called variable weather, be- cnuse it's mixed; but most of the v.-euthcr they get pretty well sorted ont according to the season. "When they ve got ail the cans filled they stack em up where they 11 be handy to get at, and there's a man that does nothing but open them, hvery duy he cuts the can and pours out! the weather for that day, and of course a- great deal depends upon him. SpUie- times this man gets careless and pulls down a lot of the wrong cans, getting them, say from the July shelf in the month of April, and likely as not get ting down a week's supply at once, so as to have them handy on the opening table. Of course he discovers his mis take the first can he opens, but he is too lazy to put the rest back, and so he keeps them until he has opened them all; and that's how it comes about, as it sometimes does, mat we get a hot spell at a season when we ought to have noithing but cool weather. "But, of course, those April cans are not lost; they .must be around some where, and we get 'em later. Maybe the man will sprinkle them along with the hope that we won't notice them much; but as likely as not he opens them one after another, maybe after some ter xible hot spell in July or August, when they are sure to be a blessed relief; and if he does this we are pretty apt to forgive him for his mistake in April." Chicago Inter Ocean. A RAT WITH TUSKjS. Queer Creature Recently Born at the Cincinnati Zoo. The Cincinnati zoo boasts of a curi osity in the shape of a white rat. It closely resembles a miniature white boar, and has two long tusks growing out of the side of the mouth and curv- HAS TUSKS LIKE A BOAR. Ir.g upward to fully twice the length of the head. The rat is not more than a week old. Its parents are the ordinary white rats, beloved of the small boy, as also are its brothers and sisters. Be ing in n cage somewhat removed from view, no one paid purtioulur attention li. the white rat family. When the the little monstrosity was discovered he was nearly a week old. The keeper promptly removed him from the rest of the fnmily and is bringing him up most cnrefiilly. ' When molested the little thing grmts like a pig instead of n:aking the liaise common to its kind. Snakes That Like Thnndrr. One of the wonders of the bare, sandy plains of New Mexico Is the thunder snakes. They nre by no means common, yet.they nr ..often encountered by prai rie travelers, especially before nnd after thunderstorms, Fltishes. of lightning and cla'ps of thunder, which are srj ter rifying to bipods and quadrupeds. selMii to Jiave the greatest charm and delight f dr those members of the serpent f a,m- il. Whenever a thunderstorm comos up they have a regular picnic. They come crawling out of holes, from be hind rocks, and rotten stumps, and en joy the fun while it lasts, 'hf ir na ture Is quarrelsome, tneir . character fierce, and they are aggressive in abigh degree, although their markings are Tery beautiful. They nre not poisonous, however; their bark is worse than their bite. ' ' The faculty of Buda-Pesth university hai voted to confer on the queen of Rou mania the degree of doctor of phllos- OPty' . SUSPENDED IN MIDAIR. Juvenile Kit Flyer la Florida, ummm Thrilling Experience. Kite flying has been the Ideal sporlj of the sniall boys at Charlotte Harbor; Fla., lately and some of the older ones, too, have taken a shy at it. The broad: expanse of beach, with its good winas has made it fine sport. Another ele ment of excitement has entered it that! has added to its attractiveness and that is the enmity of the big fish hawks, or eairles. to the. kites. They attack them,; pecking at them, and breaking them to) pieces. When the kite Talis tne Dig, birds seem to be In great glee over it and utter triumphant cries. Willie; Jones, a ten-year-old lad, had several; torn' this woy and so he determined t make one that the hawks could not break up. He made a huge affair of silk, some ten feet long, and broad in proportion. t . The other day he started out witn n. with many of his admiring friends tc aid him. There was a strong southerly; wind blowing and the kite, when ready, started off with a ) suddenness that startled Willie. He partially fell over the small rope that held it and in s jiffy was caught in its coils and being carried skyward. For. seconds his alarmed companions could not do any thing. . Then they tried to pull him down, but the big kite was too strong. The eagles, on the alert for their ene my, came swooping down on the kite arid two started for Willie. As they ap proached and circled around him he waved his arms at them and . scared them off. One came near to him and Willie seized it by its feet. . It struggled to get loose and some way, the rope around Willie got' un wound and he was free, hanging to the big bird's feet 100 feet in the air. The eagle struggled frantically to gel iree. but began falling. Its companion, not ' WILLIE HUNQ ON MANFULLY, understanding the situation, came up and Willie in some way managed to seize one of its feet. The two eagles about kept him up, but could not fly oft. Willie hung on manfully and shout e'd lustily. The birds could not stand the strain, however, and came down steadily toward the earth, bearing their heavy burden. The crowd stood in silence, watching this strange af fair. Slowly and slower the birds came down, napping their huge wings, try ing to rise, but Willie was too heavy. When within a few feet of the ground Willie let go and dropped safely into the arms of his waiting companions, while the two eagles feebly fluttered off. Willie was the hero of the occasion and was taken home on the shoulders of the boys, where they told the story of his deliverance from a horrible death. Willie still flies his kites, but they are small ones. Strange to say, the eagles do not molest the kites there now and the boys say that all the fun is gone. Willie goes to Sunday school, too, and so do the boys who told thia strange tale. Chicago Chronicle. "GOD'S THANK YOU." It Made Little Jack Very Comfortable and Hnppy. A kind act is never lost, although the Cousin Jack or other person for whom we do it may not thank us. The doer always receives a reward, as this little story illustrates. Little Jack was a four-year-old and a great pet of mine, with yellow curls and blue eyes, and he had sweet affec tionate little ways. One day his cousin, a boy of 16, set Jack to work for him. He told him to pull up some weeds in the field while he finished his story. Lit tle Jack worked away until his fingers were sore and his face was very hot. I was working in my room when a very tired little boy come up to me. "Why, Jackie, what have you been do ing?" I asked. The tears came into his eyes and his lips quivered and for a moment he did not speak. Then he said: "I've been kind to Cousin Jack; I worked- dreffly hard for. him and be never said thank you to me." Poor little Jackie I I fell, sorry for him. It was hard lines not to have a word of thanks after all his hard work. But that night when I put him in his little cot, he said to me: "Auntie, this morning I was sorry that I pulled the weeds, but now I'm not sorry." "How is that?" I asked. "Has Cousin Jack thanked you?" "No, he hasn't; but Inside me I haves, good feeling. It always comes when X have been kind to anyone, and, do you know, I've found out what it is?" ' "What is it, darling?" I asked. .And throwing his arms around my reck he whispered: "It's God's thank ou." Our Gospel Letter. gome Wonderful Echoes. In a cave in the Pantheon, at Home, the guide, by striking the flap of hls coat, makes a noise equal to a 12-pound cannon's report. The singularity is noticed, In a lesser degree, in the Mam moth cave in Kentucky. In the cave of Smellin, near Vlborg, In Finland, a cat or dog thrown in, will make a scream ing echo, lasting some minutes. Fin yal's cave, on the Isle of Staffa, has also an abnormally developed echo.