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Helena, Montana, Thursday, October ^fl|f Ülcchln Hjcralil. R. E. FISK D. W. FISK. ». J. FISK Publishers and Proprietors. * sr^cst Circulation cf any Paper in Montana --O - Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: Or.e Year. (In ndrnn«).............................S3 00 Month«, (In advance)............................... 1 75 Three Months, (in advance)......................... 1 00 When not paid for in advance the re'e will be Four Dollars peryeati Postage, in all cases, Prepaia. DAILY HERALD: ,• ;v« ibscribers.deliveredbycarrier 81.00amonth One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. 80 00 -it Months."by mail, (in advance)............... 5 00 Tt.rec Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 50 If not paid in advance, 812 per annum. communications should be addressed to KISK BROS., Publishers, * Helena, Montana. TO COUNTY FAIR ORATORS. He started h r the county fair, tho ambitious candidate, While his rival went a fishing With a flask he la beled "bait!" "Upon the sun tanned sons Of toil my heart with pleasure dotes, 1 ! ve their simple ways," sail he, "and venerate their votes." He arose before the people, but their eyes were all agog, lu strained expectancy to see the thousand dol lar hog: "My fellow countrymen," he said, in accents loud and full— \ deep, stentorian, mighty roar came Irom the Durham bull. "Good men from Geebuck county, and brothers, one and all"— At this the champion donkey brayed from out his neighboring stall ; Just then the horse race was announced; the people scattered wide. And a sympathetic Jersey cow looked up at him and sighed. Thus left in solitude alone, he staggered to the rail; A cow began to taste his coat and masticate its tad. He seized ids tailless covering and from the stage he ran. And squandered nil his money on n three card monte man. Puch fate the luckless candidate had on that direful day. And next his rival at the polls bore nil his votes away. "We want i. > man to govern us," each farmer said, "1 swovr, Wbo'il let himself bo all et up by any tlurned old cow : ' - S. W. Foss in Detroit Free Press The teuer. Through common hands, unmindful of its worth, A little missive found its way to me; And I regarded it half carelessly, Believing that no more upon this earth A written line could bring me joy or dt\irth. But as I read, a sudden, solemn thrill Flung over me a cold akin to pain ; And cords within me, never struck in vain. Leapt into life and swayed my soul at will. As some slight sapling on a wind swept hill. It told me naught I had not known before, That letter—yet a tiny, fluttering hopo Till then within my world worn heart had scope For gauzy' wings, whose rosy texture wore The golden glints my early fancies bore. 2y lips grow pale where sneers are wont to sit. Tears till the eyes I thought too fierce to weep; An d all my pride two words can overleap— Foe only two the letter has in it, BaV potent, paralyzing: "Please Remit." -Tid Rita. Hack Again. Back again from the ocean's shore, Back from the mountain'^ lakes ar.d rivers, "* Back again to the city's roar — With stronger lungs and healthier livers. Back again with faces tanned and brown. Parents, children, maids and nurses, Back to the social life in town With brighter eyes and lighter pursca. .. , Back to the counting room and school, •[ _ Back to the bosses who employ us, , ' - Back, for September nights are cool And the pesky flies no more annoy us. 'i '. Back again with the same old lies Of the fish we caught—their weight and meas ure. Back to deplore with many sighs The money spent on our summer's pleasure. —Boston Courier. I lit- Camisole. v.r.i.-:. It r pretty form. V.; in. i- hidden from my view : mils cd garment true lr autifully blue. The k. • upon it clung about 'I iic curvinps of her mouth, I: r.-.\ : lied i.ll iny senses and I: put my wits about. "What call you this seraphic thing— This girl of Beauty's goal?" 1 murmured, and she laughing said: "It is my camisole." A camisole— Oh, idly named— My pulses wildly roll At sight of it—how can it then B er hope to calm-my-soul? —Cleveland Sun. The Enamored Ornithologist. I have a love—I call her dove— And she is passing fair, oh! Though plump is she, there are who say She's « hat they call a sparrow. Vnto the duck I'd weave a song, Yet how shall I begin it? For, though her bead is plumed with gold, There's very little linnet. Canary love l>e like this love That keeps my heart a throbbiu'? It steels my thought by night and day And all my peace is robin. Oh what a goose am I to quail When near the pretty sinner; For if I cassowary much, I shoul d pigeon and winner. The Summer's Dying. The Summer's (lying; let it die; It had its pleasure and its pain. Its record full of loss and gaiu; 1 hen wherefore grieve That it should leave? The Summer's dying; let it die! The Summer's dying; let it die: It had its share of sunny hours, ( 'f gentle breezes, drenching showers. Of hotel bills, Malarial ills— Ti e Summer'« dying; let it die! —Boston Budge*. A Breadful Case. My love 1 would mask '' ere ' l not for her wiles ' " en •toe smiles in a basque And I bask in her smiles. —Boston Courier, WASHINGTONS SCHOOLS. THE NEW CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AND ITS PROSPECTS. The Capital a» an Educational Center» Georgetown College, the Howard Uni versity and Kendall Green—Tom Kayne Talks of Pittsburg'« High Triced Men. [Special Correspondence.] Washington, Sept. 20.— The architect for the new Catholic university has been selected. The plans are already drawn, and the work of its erection will soon be begun. The uni versity is to cost millions, and it will prob ably be the most complete educational insti tution in the United States. It is already largely endowed, and the plans indicate that no expense is to tie spared in its construction. It is to comprise five large buildings, the first of which will be the Divinity building. This will cost $175,000. It will be five stories high, will be after the Romanesque style o' archi tecture and will be built of brick and stone. It one scnmiFic ME.PICAI UMMTM -BOTAN/CAl G4RDSMS iriMur to. LAW A Lt-11 vnHiroA PLAN OF THE PROPOSED UNIVERSITY, will contain a library of 10,000 volumes, and will have a lecture room seating COO persons. It will take from one to three years to erect the building, and after its completion it is supposed that the other buildings will be rap idly begun. Une of the estimates of the total cost of the university is, I am told, $8,000,000. anil the leading men of the church here say that i. will have the finest professors in the world, it is to be located very near the Soldiers' home, and a lietter situation for a great school could not be found. The ground is high and a part of it overlooks the city. By the time it is built the university will have a close connection with the city by street or cable cars, and in addition to the advantages of the university itself the great scientific, literary and art collections of Washingtdn will be opened to its students. Washington is destined to become the edu cational center of the United States. It has already a number of schools and colleges, ar.d there is no better place in the country for the study of science, medicine and tho law. The largest medical library in the world is, I think, that of the surgeon general's office, and the largest general library in tho United States is the library of congress at the Capi tol. The scientific collections of the Smith sonian institution are surpassed nowhere in this country, and lectures on scientific sub jects are given here free throughout the year. As to the law colleges of Washington, tho most eminent lawyers of the country are here, and the best of these lecture to the students. The courts are of every kind, from the lowest to the highest, and the supreme court of the United States holds open sessions. The gov ernment scientists are often lecturers in the scientific branches of the great schools here, and the number of foreigners in Washington is so large that good French and German teachers are always to be found. Washing ton, in fact, is full of private schools for the teaching of the languages, and the city has more Americans who aie conversant with the French and German than any r other town of its size in the United St tes. As to Amer ican history and the study of the duties of an American citizen, Washington furnishes a splendid school, and no student could fail to profit by bis contact here with public men and public questions. He could not fail to gain a general idea of the workings of the government, and would necessarily become posted on the great questions of the day J WÆ tV HOWARD UNIVERSITY. This new university, while Catholic in its management, will be open to all, and it will probably be patronized by students of all re ligions. It will be by no means the only Catholic institution at the capital The Jesuit college at Georgetown is one of the oldest colleges in the United States, and its new building is architecturally one of the finest. This college was founded in the first year of Washington's presidency, und two years from now it will be 100 years old. Its college buildings are situated on a brow of a bill overlooking the Potomac, and the grounds cover more than 100 acres. It has an old library, which makes one think of the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Old brick building, which was erected nearly 100 years ago out of imported bricks, still stands behind the new stone structure. It is in this building that the library is situated, and no one can fail to be impressed by walking through the ulcoves which contain its 30,000 volumes. Among these ai e some of the rarest manuscripts in the coun try, and there are three which date back beyond A. D. 1400. One hundred of the vol umes were printed between 1400 and 1520, and the shelves contain many rare and cu rious works. Just below this university is the Georgetown convent, one of the noted fe male seminaries of the Catholic church, and beside it is the Georgetown academy. ^ In these schools many of the fashionable society ladies of Washington were educated, and they are seldom without the daughters of many public men among their pupils. The Catholic society of Washington is a large and fashion able one. The majority of the diplomats at tend the Catholic church. Gen. Sheridan Is a Catholic, Mrs. Gen. Sherman is a member of St. Matthew's, and Mrs. Admiral Dahlgren is one of the leaders of the Catholic society of Washington. There are twelve Catholic churches here, and one of these is colored. Washington has one of the most noted colored colleges of the country, and it has one of the most noted deaf and dumb schools in the world. The Howard university,'devoted to the education of the colored race, has now about 800 students, and its extensive grounds, bv the rapid increase of suburban values in Washington, make it wealthy. It has a big building and it has schools of theology, medi cfoeand law, beside its collegiate department It admits both sexee, and it turns —--- very able graduates. The National Deaf Mute college J visited last when Queen Kapio lani was here. It has a magnificent building covering nearly half an acre, and it is under the charge of Mr. Gallaudet, one of the most noted teachers of the deaf and dumb in the world. The grounds about it are known as Kendall Green, and the college is located on what was previously the home of Amos Ken dall, the man who acted as the Dan Lamont of Andrew Jackson, though he was not his private secretary, and who was once post master general of the United States. The Columbian university is another lead ing educational institution at Washington. Its students are white, and it has a very fine building within a stone's throw of the treas ury department and the White House, and in the most fashionable quarter of the city. It has a medical school Luilding on H street, which was erected for it by Mr. Corcoran, at a cost of $40,000, and its law school is held in the university building. The public schools of Washington are also very line. The colored and white scholars have different buildings, and in many of the buildings the sexes are separated. It costs Washington from between a quarter to a half million of dollars a year for its schools, and about one-third of this is set apart for the colored schools. The school buildings are among the finest in the United States, and the Franklin school building, on Franklin square, took a medal at the Vienna exposition, being one of the finest school buildings in the world. The Jefferson school building will accommodate 1,200 pu pils, and it is named after President Jefferson, who was, just before his presidency, a mem ber of the Washington school board. At this time the school fund of Washington came from the taxes on slaves, dogs, liquors, bill iard tables and peddlers, as levied in Wash ington city, and in 1820 the schools were sup ported by lottery. There is now a school tax, and the teachers get their salaries by going to the treasury department for them at the last of the month. They form in line and take their turn in going past the window of the cash room. The Hon. Sam Cox is in the city looking after his new house. This is being built within a stone's throw of Blaine's big man sion and just next the one he sold before he went to Turkey. He says he expects to sell this after taking the trouble of building it. I doubt not that he will do so and that he will make nice little sum from it. He is a thrifty fellow, this humorous statesman, and of late everything that he has been touch ing seems to have turned into gold. I don't mean in a large way, but in a very comfort able way. liis other house cost him $80,000. He sold it for $50,000 cash after holding it not more than a year or so. He bought his present lot when prices were comparatively low and it must have doubled in value while m iff COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY. be has been absent. It will be strange indeed if he does not make $10,000 or so out of it. His books are paying him better now than any writing he ever did in the past. He has learned that the oniy way to make much money from books is to sell them by subscrip tion, nnd his "Diversions of a Diplomat" are to be sold in this way. His publishers are the same as those who made $1,000,000 out of Grant s book, r.nd Mr. Cox will be satisfied if they do one-tenth as well by him. His politi cal book brought him in between $12,000 and $15,000, and I have heard it whispered that he got fully this much for the "Diversions of a Diplomat" as a cash payment, and that he is to get a royalty as well. I imagine this is more than he made from his other books of foreign travel, though I understand that his "Why We Laugh" continues to bring him in a little pin money. Col. Tom Bayne, of Pittsburg, is another statesman who is here attending to house building. Bayne is putting up two very fine stone structures on Massachusetts avenue, one of which he expects to sell at a handsome ad vance over its cost. He will live in the other and will be among the millionaire entertainers of the coming winter. Bayne will cut con siderable of a figure in the coming congress. He is a natural lighter and he has a tongue which runs like greased lightning when it o-ets s* arted. He has brains, however, to back his emphatic gestures, and he will be one of the leaders of the Republican side of the house. I chatted with him at the Arlington hotel about Pittsburg and its prosperity. He relis me that the Alabama boom has not in jured it in the least, and that there is no danger of its doing so. "We manufacture," said he, "a higher grade of iron ore than the south can ever make, and no matter how cheap their iron becomes, ours "ill aluaxs hold its own. The Lake Superior ore is the finest in the world, and it will alwajs turn out a better grade of iron and steel than the Alabama. There is much Pittsburg money, however, going south, and a number of Pitts burgers are interested in the various manu factories there. Our natural gas is adding a great deal to the quality of our iron, and we are going to be able to make the best cannon in the world." "How so?" I asked. "By natural gas," replied Col. Bayne, "we are able to distribute our heat over a large surface in such a way that we can produce a much better quality of iron than can be made by the old methods'. Our cannon will be stronger than those made anywhere else, and Pittsburg will be eventually the cannon foundry of the world. "We expect to make the best glass in the world through the aid of this gas. and we get through it a purer heat than has ever been gotten before. Pittsburg is growing very fast. Allegheny county has, I should judge, about 400, UÜ0 people, and its industries grow right along." u NATIONAL DEAF MUTES' COLLEGE. "Pittsburg paid out in wages in 1S80 $2., 000,000," Col. Bayne continued, "and I am sure that it pays out at least $32,000,000 a year now. We have a number of high priced men among our laborers, and the skilled men in the foundries get $5, $10 and $15 a day. There are 1,000 men, I should judge, in Pitts burg who receive at least $5,000 a year sal aries, and Andrew Carnegie has one foreman whom he pays $25,000 a year." "Then I suppose that Pittsburg employers deal very fairly with their employes." "I think they do. The majority of our rich men—and we have a number of them—are men who have made their own money. They have w orked their way up to their present positions by brains and muscle, and they know how to appreciate their laborers from having been in the same places themselves." Thomas J. Todd. A VETERAN CONFEDERATE. Q ■ni S t m THE LATE GEN. PRESTON., Deal b <>f Gen. William Preston at Lex ington. Gen. William Preston, a distinguished Kentuckian and prominent Confederate offi cer during the war, died at his residence in Lexington on the 21st inst., aged 71 years. He was born in Louisville and educated for the law, beginning his practice in Louisville as a partner of the Hon. William J. Graves. When the Mexican war began Mr. Preston took up a subscription of $50,000, which he placed in bank to the credit of the state gov ernment, to bo used in forwarding troops. In August, 1840, a requisition was made on Kentucky for two additional regiments, nnd in about five weeks they were raised. Mr. Preston enlisted as a private, but was soon made lieutenant colonel in the Fourth regi ment, which was attached to Scott's column. After participating in the most memorable battles of the war, he remained in the City of Mexico until the treaty of peace was made in 1848. After his return from Mexico Gen. Preston was chosen, in 1849, a joint member with the Hon. James Guthrie to represent Louisville at the convention which formed the present con stitution of the state of Kentucky. He led the opposition to G. Davis in the Know Nothing Anti-Cath olic movement. He was returned in 1851 as the Whig representative o f Louisville in the house of represen tatives. With all his strength he ad vocated reform in the code of legal practice. He was chairman of the first committee to consider the re vision and forma tion of the code now in existence, and although strongly opposed by the legal profession, he carried it through. He was chosen Whig elector in 1S52, and at the fol lowing election was sent to congress from the Louisville district by a large majority. He was re-elected in 1S54, served on the commit tee on foreign relations, and took an active part in the sectional discussions of the time. He again ran for congress, but was defeated after a warm contest by Gen. Humphrey Marshall, candidate of the Know-Nothing party. On election day, Aug. (5, 1855, many Roman Catholics and foreigners lost their lives, and the day has ever since been known in Louisville as "Bloody Monday." In the midst of the riotous proceedings Gen. Preston used every' effort in his power, although ex posed to great personal danger, to quell the riot. In 18.56 Preston became a Democrat, and was a delegate to the Cincinnati convention which nominated Buchanan and Breckin ridge. Buchanan appointed him minister to Spain, and he served until the end of that administration. He arrived home soon after the battle of Manassas. He was brother-in law to Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and was made colonel of his staff. He served during the Kentucky campaign nt Bowling Green and Nashville, was at tho, fall of Donelson, the siege of Corinth and at the battle of Shiloh, where Gen. Johnston, falling mortaliy wounded, died in his arms at the moirmt of supposed victory. He was soon afterward made a brigadier general, next in rank to Gen. Breckinridge. He was a prominent figure in many of the great battles of the rebellion, and at Murfrees borougk especially he showed great daring. After the battle of Chiekamauga Preston was sent by the Confederacy as ambassacîoF to Mexico, London and Paris. After making bis reports he requested a recall, and re turned. With considerable trouble he ran the blockade and joined Kirby Smith on the Rio Grande, and was promoted to the rank of major general. He refused to give his parole in accordance with the stipulated terms of surrender, and at the close of the rebellion, in company with five or six friends, he went to Mexico, thence to Havana, and later he accompanied Mr. Benjamin to Europe. Afterward he went to Canada, and returned to W ashington in 1866. He then gave his parole to Gen. Grant and left for his native state. Since then he has lived quietly in Lexington, holding no office save that of legislator one term. He was delegate for the state at large and chairman of the Kentucky delegation to the Cincinnati con-' vention which nominated Gen. Hancock for the presidency. The picture represents Gen. Preston as ho appeared in the time of the war. A Philadelphia Freeman. .Proud Philadelphian—It was a glorious celebration, wasn't it.' Wife-Indeed it was. And how thankful we should be that our ancestors were mem bers of the first constitutional convention. "More than that! More than that, my dear. They fought for liberty on the field of battle. They laid alt they had on the altar of freedom—yea, life itself—that we might enjoy the blessings of human liberty; but I must burry down tow n." "Why, what's going on to night ( 1 • I want t I find out w hat candidates Boss MeManes has set up for me to vote for."— Omaha World. t'æsar's Advance. Cæsar made it the rule of his life always to be in advance of his enemies," says a his torian. We know a man who used to do that during the war. His efforts to keep in ad vance of his enemies gave him a great deal of healthy exercise, set his flood in lively circu lation r.nd finally preserved his life; but it played the mischief with his good reputation. —Somerville Journal. Mildred's Correction. "Will that dot" asked the high school girl. "Yes, indeed," replied Amy, "that fills the bill." "You mean, my dear," corrected Miidied, "that it occupies the whole capacity of the account.''— Pittsburg Chroniela, CELIA LOGAN. One Woman & CELIA LOGAN. Writer ami Her VsrîeJ Work. [Special Correspond! OAk] New York, Sept. 19.—The Logan ?fstars were all talented. Eliza Logan, the eldest, was a dramatic star, whom the elderly the ater goers remember only to prai«e. Olive is well known as a writer and lecturer, while Celia, the ablest and most unassuming of all, has made an honored name in journalistio literature, both in this country and Europe. A distinguished politician, w ho was a beau in the days when tho Logan sisters were un married and famous Lelies, speaks with sparkling eyes of the beauty of the Logan sisters. "They were like a family of splendid tigers, with their tawny heads and changeable eyes," he said, "and Ceiia was the one I admired most. In addition to being handsome she had an air of gentleness about her peculiarly attrac tive." This air cf gentleness has not left Celia Logan. Sweet and gracious manners are hers. The tawny hair and change able eyes are the same, too. Al though born in Philadelphia, she began her literary work in London, where she filled a highly responsible position in one of the principal pub lishing houses as a critical reader of the manuscripts submitted to the house, and a cor rector and im prover of those ac cepted by it. Most of them were works of fiction; but some wero scientific, which'^ot every woman, or man either, engaged* in literary work could have taken hold e r At this time she met socially as well as profes sionally many of the then prominent men and women of letters of London, by whom she was recognized as one of the brightest in the profession. Charles Reade was one of her sincerest friends. She it was who sug gested to him the ending for "Put Yourself in His Plate." She also assisted him in pre paring the chapter which describes the flood. While in London and subsequently during several years' residence in France and Italy, Miss Logan was a regular correspondent of The Boston Saturday Evening Gazette and The Golden Era of San Francisco, journals which then held high literary prominence and enjoyed a particularly sunny heyday of pros perity. She also won considerable fame as a writer of short stories for the magazines of England and this country. She married abroad during our civil war, but returned to this country soon after »tended and has remained hero ever since. She lived in Washington, writing stories nnd corresponding for several journals. At length she became associate editor of Don Piatt'9 paper, The Capital, so distinguished at that time as the wittiest and most speak-j'our mind journal in existence. Many of the vigorous editorials which made it famous were written by Celia Logan, though, of course, that fact was only known within The Capital office, and to a few outsiders who were closely connected with the career of The Capital. As is the case of hundreds of other journalistic writers, it has been her fortune to do much of her best work in this imper sonal way, and so lose the credit of what would have made her famous. In addition to her original writing she has done much excellent work cs a translator from tLe French ? id Italian. Curiously enough, her first efforts in tho* field were made in converting American \ r news from English into Latin. She lived in Milan. Italj', during our late war. The facilities of the Milanese press for obtaining American war news were then much below what was demanded by the importance of the occasion. Miss Logan was known as one of the literati, and as it was understood that she regularly received news from her owr. country con cerning the struggle which then engrossed the attention of the civilized world, the direc tors of the Milanese press appealed to her for aid. Not then being sufficiently acquainted with Italian to translate into that language, and English being a sealed book to Milanese journalists, a compromise suggested by her wa c tried and proved to be a happy solution of :he difficulty. Sue first put the American war news into J«atin and then the journalists turned the Latin into Italian. Another important branch of Miss Logan's literary work has been the rewriting, adapt ing and translating of plays. As in the case of so much of her editorial work, the credit of what she has done in this direction has gone to others, who have won fame and fortune by her combined literary and dramatic tal ent. One of her works, the drama, "An American Marriage," has been eminently successful in winning both the plaudits of the public and the approbation of the press. Her intimate relations with the stage have given her unusual advantages for critical judgment upon it and literary work pertaining to it. She contributed to The Sunday Dispatch a few years ago a long series of artii a l£) under the title, "These Our Actors," Which at tracted much favorable comment. As a poet Miss Logan first been tie know:!. Some of her earlier versified productions en title her to rank with the best of America'« minor poets. Her mind is analytical, nioro logical than is generally expected of woman. Her style in writing, though graceful and replete with charming fancy, is condensed and forceful in consequence of her journal istic training. For several years past sha has been a resident of New York, but is now in Alexandria, Ya. Not being blessed with as good health as in the past, she decs less writing than she did a few yeara ago. __ II O. A Coquette In the Hud. Flossie is a dear, little golden haired creat ure, with large blue eyes, dainty red lips and the roundest, pinkest cheeks in the world. She loves her papa and mamma dearly. Her pretty ways and sunny smiles endear her to a host of playmates, and her gentle thought fulness of others makes her the pet of an in dulgent, doting household. "Mamma," said the little one softly' one day as she nestled lovingly in her mother's arms, "I love to walk with Mumie Brown." Tears sprang to the mother's eyes at this proof of her darling's unselfish nature. Mamie was a poor little crippled girl, w hose plain, pinched features were in pitiful con trast to Flossie's bright lieauty. end her attire, though always neat, was very plain ami in expensive. "And why does my little Flossie love to walk with Maude'" a«ked the mother. "Because she is so plain and her dresses are so shabby," artlessly iis|ied the little one, "that when we are together everybody no tices only just me."— Binghamton Republi can. THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. A Great Kilurational Institution to lie Built at Washington. The Middleton estate, adjoining the north gate of the Soldiers' home, at Washington, has been selected as the site of the new m tie. 5ÏC 22 r. & sr A Great Deal ot It in the World, a IIu niorist Says. HE trouble with a great many women is that they' can't find some particu lar selected man who will appreciate them as they feel in their palpitating hearts that every woman should be appreciated. The trouble with a good many girls is that they don't find out what they want until some time after they have had the sad Conclusion forced upon them that what they want doesn't want them. The trouble with a good many boys is that they think the red grapes that grow on a neighbor's vine, and that have to be picked after dark, are a good deal sweeter and better than the ripe black grains that grow on then own vines, and can be gathered in the bright sunlight of publicity. The trouble with a great many editors is that they don't think one-half as much as they write. The trouble with a great many readers is that they don't understand how much easier it is to point out a tree in a magnificent land scape that is a hair's breadth out of perspect ive than it is to paint the magnificent land scape itself. The trouble with a good many Vassal' grad uates is that they know more about expedi tious ways of getting from the second stbry down to the lower hall than they do about making Christian bread. The trouble with almost ail the ministers is that they don't hear other ministers preach often enough to know what a really first class, bang up sermon is.—Somerville Jour nal. "Count" Mitkiewicz. All the world is talking about the "Count" Mitkiewicz just now. For has he not re cently succeeded in overcoming John Chinaman's rooted antipathy to the presence of the rail road in the Flowery Kingdom? Here is hia picture. His record has by this time become mat ter of common talk, and it is not a very savory one either according to all ac counts. Butthough an indictment for "COUNT" MITKIEWICZ. larceny hangs over him in New York and in his train are stories of numerous ill deeds, it is understood that he will be al lowed to go ahead with his grand schemes all the same, and the Chinese dignitaries have presented his wife many valuable gifts and life is bright before him. And cheek and a glib tongue have done it all. DIVINITY EUILDING. Catholic university. The powers that be have so decided, and they already own the ground. E. Francis Baldwin, of Baltimore, is the architect. The work was given him without solicitation, and he was instructed to design a building resembling St. Mary's Theological seminary in Baltimore. He it was who built the Johns Hopkins university, also the Baltimore and Ohio Central offices and St. Mary's seminary. Seven buildings aro comprehended in the plan, but at present the divinity building only will be erected, and for that the spade will go into the earth right soon. It will be put upon the southeast corner of the estate, will front south nnd will cost $175,000. It will be plain of exterior, the material bricks, with columns between the windows of stone. The plan consists of a center or main Luild ing fifty-five feet front, five stories in height, with w ings on each side 105 feet long, making a total frontage of 265 feet. An L wing on the left, which will be duplicated on the right when |needed, makes the total depth 160 feet. A wide staircase leads into a spacious hall, at tho rear of which will be a staircase, the steps rising from each side. A class room and lecture room, seating 800 persons, will be on the right of the hall. On the left will be class rooms and prayer hall. The L will con tain the refectory, china room, pantry, sew ing room, and in the little building w'hich forms the extremity of the L will be the kitchen, etc. The chapel will be in the rear of the center building, elevated, and will be approached from the landing of the main stairway. Be low will be the recreation room and library. The chapel consists of a nave 26 by 60 feet, with arched ceiling and twelve alcoves for side chapels. The sanctuary will be 18 by 26 feet, and there will be two large sacristies in the rear of the altar. The library is reached through the reading and recreation rooms. It is well lighted, and its alcoves will hold 10,000 volumes. The second, third and fourth floors will be readied by the grand staircase in the center building aud fire proof stairs at the end of each wing, and will be arranged so as to give two rooms to each professor and student— viz., a sitting and bedroom. On the second floor in the center building will be the rooms of the president, and another suite for bishops when visiting, both with bathrooms attached. In the wings will be accommodations for four professors and thirteen students, besides the professors' dining room, with pantry, bath rooms and other conveniences. On the third floor will be rooms for six professors or guests and sixteen students, and on the fourth floor for two professors and seventeen stu dents, with three rooms to be used for pri vate chapels. The total accommodations will then bS as follows: President nnd pro fessors, twelve suites; students, forty-six suites; guests, three rooms. The architecture of the building will be Romanesque, and the time to be occupied in its erection is variously estimated at from one to three years. WHAT IS THE TROUBLE? COL. F. D. GRANT. The Republican Nominee for Secretary ol New York State. Col. Fred D. Grant, who lias been nomi uated by the Republicans of New York for secretary of state, was born in St. Loins shortly after the Mexican war. During the civil wax- he was too young to take an active part, but on many occasions was with his father in the field He had a common school education, and at the age of 16 was appointed a cadet in the Wfcot Point military academy, and was graduated with high honors. In 1871 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Fourth United States cavalry. He col. FRED grant, spent two years in outpost duty ami took part in several com bats with the Indians. In 1S73 ho was made aide-de-camp with tho rank of lieutenant colonel on Gen. Sheridan's staff. In 1881 he gave up his commission, and since then has led a quiet life, passing the most of his time with his two brothers. Soon after his resignation he married the daughter of H. H. Honore, a Chicago mil lionaire, and they resided in the house which was tho scene of his father's prolonged illness. Two years ago Col. Grant became director in the New York Steam company, but last spring he withdrew from active interest in the company, aud has since then devoted him self to his mother. Daring Gen. Grant's long illness Col. Grant discharged the duties of a faithful sou, and rarely left the bedside of his father 7 //, A SNAKE FARM. Virgin Illinois I'ralrio Devoted to Snake Raising by Wholesale. The great snake farm at Galton, Ills., con sists of forty acres of virgin prairie, owned by Col. Dan Stover, and is a short distance from town. There are thirty-seven mounds of earth on tho farm, prepared in such a way that the snakes use them for nests, and there are about ten or twelve nests to the mound. The colonel says that each nest turns out about a dozen rattlers each year, so that his 6tock is increasing rapidly. He has a con tract with a Philadelphia patent medicine firm that is making a rheumatism cure and furnishes them 250 snakes a year at $2.25 each. No snake [less than four feet long is accepted. Last year 763 snakes were sold, his customers being scattered through a num ber of cities. As much care is taken of the young snakes as if they were lambs. f\ 1 ''Kæ! m SV.VSl I * / T< Pt "few by TUE CHILDREN." The newl. .atched snakes, if not properly cared for by their mother, are taken to the colonel's home, located in one corner of the lot, and there fed by the children, who catch bugs for them about the garden and street. Sometimes the eggs were hatched out under the stove. A half dozen very large snakes, with their fangs drawn, aro kept about the house as pets. They are excellent mousers, much better than cats, the colonel sa}*s. The colonel wanders about bis farm, taking no other precaution against the reptiles than to wear a pair of thick boots. When a reporter called on him the colonel complained that tho neighbors did not come to visit Lira very often, and that his wifedidn't like that much, for 6he was fond of company, but, on the whole, since there was plenty of money in the business they were very well content.— Omaha Herald. . Negro Characteristics. I think I have found the secret of the negroes' slow work in picking out the cotton crop; they seem to be utterly indifferent as to whether it is lost or saved, picking in most cases barely enough to pay for meat and bread, and as many fanners throughout the country are complaining that they can't get the negro to work, 1 will give them the bene fit of my discovery. This is Saturday, and, unlike the New York holiday statute, custom among the negroes has made not only Satur day evening holiday, but they take the whole day. So 1 l>eihought myself to try and hire some of them as they passed my field. Tak ing a seat upon the fence by the roadside, I offered to hire many as they wended their way to Selma, but they all declined, as it was Saturday and they must have rest. Finally an old gray headed fellow camo along, and ufter much parleying I shamed him into the idea of working. Said he would pick for me. Asked what I would pay him. I told him fifty cents per 100. He shook his head, and said: "No, boss, I t'ank you; but can't work for dat." I said well, as a starter, aud to induce others, I'll give you seventy-five cents per hundred, hut ho must not let the others know I was partial to him. "No, no, no, boss, I can't pick for dat," and Le started to leave me. "Hold on." said I, "$1 per hundred. M hat say you to that*'' "Wuss and wuss, boss. Speck we can't trade." "Well," said I, "what will you pick for?" "I'll pick for twenty-five cents a hundred, boss." "Well, tell me, you old fool, why is it you want to pick at twenty-five cents, when I offer you $1." "Well," said he, "boss, I speck you's like de balance of de white folks, you mout not pay me, and den I wouldn't lose quite so much."— Burnsville Cor. Selma (Ala.) Times. A Son! for Mnsic. "Do you love music, Mr. Featherly?'' "Fassionately, Miss Clara." he replied. "I am not a musician myself, but there is no one, 1 think, who enjoys and appreciates it more." Then a little German band came along, and as the strains of "White Wings" trembled on the evem.ig air the look of rapture which came over the young mans face told more than ever words could ever hope to tell how fond he was of music.—New York Sun.