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A m c A /r /\ m HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, The Lifted Woman who " rote "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The death of Mrs. Stowe, from the decay of her powers on account of old age, may take place any day. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born at Litcblield, Connecticut, June 14, 1812. T.ie first twelve years of her life were spent in the intellectual atmosphere of Litch field, which was a famous resort of min isters. judges, lawyers and professional men of superior attainments. When about twelve years of age she went to Hartford, where her sis*er Catharine bad opened a school. While there she was known as an absent-minded and moody young lady, odd in her manners and habits, but a fine scholar, excelling especially in the writing of compositions. In 1832, when her sister's health failed, she went to Cincinnati, to which place her father had removed, where they opened a school. On the 5th of Jan uary, 183(1, she married Professor Calvin E. Stowe, a man of learning and distinction For several years previous to her mar riage she had contributed occasionally to the period»al literature of the day, and gave promise of becoming noted among men and women of letters. At the meet ing of the "Semicolon Club," in Cincinnati, she first became conscious of the power she conld wield with her pen, and shortly after her marriage published "The Mayflower," part of which had already appeared in the papers of the "Semicolon Club." From this time her life flowed quietly along for several years in domestic channels, until the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law. Then one definite purpose arose in her mind—to show np slavery as it really was; and her earne-t convictions at that time laid the corner stone for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which was first published, as a serial, in the National Era. Within six months after its re-publication in book form over 150,000 copies were sold. In England 240,000 were ordered by the book sellers in one 'month. It was translated into Spanish, Italian, French. Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Flemish, German, Polish Magyar, Arabic and Armenian. In 1852 Mrs. Stowe took up her residence at An dover. and soon after went abroad to re cuperate btr exhausted strength. Her vi»it was one continuous ovatioD, and a year later she gave to the public her "Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands." Sub sequently she wrote "Dred : A Tale of the Dismal Swamp;" "The Minister's Wooing;" "Agnes of Sorrento," and several novels of quiet domestic interest. This gifted woman has produced poetry, some of which has been published. It is chiefly religious and pathetic in character. In 1864 Mrs Stowe built a beantifnl residence in Hartford, where she ha9 since chiefly resided. She has spent her winters in Florida. i QUEEN EMMA. inally Regent of the Netherlands, og William III, of the Netherlands, invalid and his death is expected, rife, Queen Emma, is discharging the s of Regent, and probably will con to do so until Princess Wilbelmina he old enough to assume sovereignty, een Emma is KiDg Willem's second and is more than forty years younger he. She is the second daughter of ge Victor, Prince of Waldeck, and was on August 2, 1858. Her marriage to Ciug of the Netherlands took place on ary 7, 1879. Their only child, Prin Wilhelmina, was born August 31, *1 I ROBERT TODD LINCOIN. The Son of Abraham Lincoln Minister to England. Robert Todd Lincoln was born August 1, 1843, at Springfield, 111. His education was begun at the University of Illinois, continned at Exeter, New Hampshire, and completed at Harvard. As soon as he was graduated ho received a commission in the army as Captain, and was placed on the staff of General Grant. When the war ended he studied law and was admitted to the bar in Chicago in 1867. A year later he was married to Miss Mary Harlan, daughter of Senator Harlan, of Iowa. In 1876 Mr. Lincoln was elected Supervisor of the South Town of Chicago, and this was the only public office he ever held until he was appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Garfield. He con tinued in this office throughout the admin istration of President Arthur. Upon his retirement from the War Department in 1886, Mr. Lincoln resumed the practice of his profession in Chicago. Pension Decision Renewed. Washington, April 4. —Assistant Sec retary Bnssey has ordered a decision on the application of J. P. Daws lor a dependent father's pension on account of the death of his son, Samuel, formerly of the 10th Ohio Volunteers. In 1863 the soldier was regi mental hospital nurse at Crab Orchard, Ky. One night feeling ill he took a swallow of tincture or aconite, mistaking it for brandy. He nearly died at the time and never after wards recovered. He died from a disease of the lungs and ail vital organs, produced by poison. The former decisions, which held that the soldier's death was not the result of disability incurred in the line of duty, but the resnlt of his own indiscre tion, is reversed and application allowed. The former rejection of the applications of Wm. L. Warnick. late private in the First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, and John Derenzy, late Twelfth Illinois Volunteers, are also reversed and claims allowed. /ry?£sJAS-'' - ALLEN THORNDYKE RICE. American Minister to the Russian Court. Allen Thorndyke Rice, of New York, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary of the United States to Russia, was born in Boston, June 1854. He went to England in 1871, and was graduated at the University of Oxford in 1875. On his return to New York City he attended Col umbia College Law school. Mr. Rice bought the North American Review in 1876. He is still the editor of that publication. In 1879 be organized the Charnay expedi tion to investigate ancient civilization in Central America and Mexico. Since 1884 Mr. Rice has owned the controlling interest in LeMatin, a newspaper in Paris. He was nominated for Congress in 1886, but was defeated. Mr. Rice, who is a man of broad cultivation and superior literary ability, has edited "Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," and contributed to "Ancient Cities of the New World." He has also advocated the Australian system of vot ing. ____________ Wants Information. Washington, April 4— Lieut. George L. Dyer, in charge of the hydrographic office of the Navy Department, bas issued the following circular, asking for informa tion in regard to the recent hurricane on the South Pacific Ocean : The recent wrecks and loss of lives in the harbor at Apia, Samoan Islands, have strongly emphasized the importance of col lecting and publishing as much informa tion as possible relative to the meteorology of the Pacific Ocean. It is the intention of this office to commence the publication at an early date of a monthly pilot chart of the Noith and South Pacific Oceans, similar in a general plan to the pilot chart of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is earn estly requested that reliable information relative to the hurricanes in the Pacific, especially the one at Samoa on March 15 and 16, be forwarded to this office or one of its branch offices, or to any United States Consul for transmission to Washing ton. The officers in charge of branch hydrographic offices will give this circular as wide publicity as possible and make every tflfort to collect data. Threatened With Libel Suit. New York, April 4.— Russell B Harri son is stopping at the Gilsey House. It is Uarned he came here in response to a rnmor of threatened sait for an article pub lished by the Montana Live Stock Journal company daring April last, alleged to have reflected upon the character of Ex-Governor Schuyler Crosby, of that Territory. At the time of its publication Russell Harrison was President of the Montana Live Stock Journal company. The same article first appeared in the Buffalo Commercial, which has since published a retraction. The Montana Journal copied the article from the Buffalo Commercial, and therefore did not originate the story. Crosby seeks per sonal retraction from Harrison, as well as the publication of a retraction in the Live Stock Journal. Harrison has placed the whole matter in the hands of his attorney, Wm. A. Sweetzer, of this city, who states that the Montana Live Stock Journal will publi-h a proper retraction, as the Buffalo paper had already done. Sweetzer says he is of the opinion that such retraction by the Montana Journal will ba perfectly sat isfactory to Ex-Governor Crosby. V\^ « * , V fLS ■Mi /'Yi\ H- Wy *1* Ss 0cif\ cOPre JOHN BRIGHT. The Great English Commoner at Rest John Bright, whose death is lamented throughout the civilized world, was born at Greenbank, Lancashire, in 1811. He was educated in a Yorkshire school belonging to the Society of Friends. At the age of fifteen he was put to business by his father, who was a cotton spinner. When, in 1838, the Anti-Corn League was formed in Man chester, Mr. Bright attached himself to it, and in a few years was prominently asso ciated with Richaid Cobden in the agita tion conducted by that body. Its opera^ tions soon discovered England with zea'ou supporters and resulted in the repeal of the corn laws in the year 1846, a measure due in great paît to Mr. Bright's effective oratory. In 1843 he entered Parliament as representative of the city of Durham. Four years afterward he took his seat in the House of Commons as a member for Man chester, which he continned daring four years. In 1857 Birmingham elected him one of its members, and he represented that constituency to his death. He was President of the Board of Trade, 1868 71, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1873 74. Upon the advent of Mr. Glad stone to power in 1880, Mr. Bright became Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the second time, but resigned in 1882, because opposed to the policy of the government with regard to Egypt. Mr. Bright's views on the Irish question were strongly op posed to those ot his friend Gladstone. His services as a s'a'esman were devoted to the expansion of popular power. He was a member of the Society of Friends and opposed to war. In 1853 his eloquent voice was raised in opposition to the war with Russia, made in that year by the allied forces of England, France and Turkey, who were subsequently strengthened by an army from Sardinia. Daring the civil war in this country he was an earnest friend of the Federal cause. JOHN W. MASON. The New Commissione Revenue. The new Commissioner of Internal Rev enue, John W. Mason, was born in Monon galia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and is foity-seven years old. He attended school in his native connty. His father was a village blacksmith, and young Mason was swinging the hammer himself when the war broke ont. He entered the Union army at the age of eighteen; was engaged in nearly all the battles in West Virginia and the Valley of Virginia, and was pro moted for bravery. After the war he at tended college and studied law. At the same time he held an office in the Internal Revenue Service at Grafton. He has won distinction as a lawyer in West Virginia and beyond. Taking an active interest in politics Mr. Mason has become a local lead er of his party. For several years he was a member of the State Execative Committee, and also for several years a member of the National Repnblican Committee, serving nntil 1888. In 1882 be was a candidate for Congress, and was defeated by only ten votes. He was also the Republican candi date for Jndge of the Supreme coart at the same election. iS JOHN HICKS. The New United States Minister to Pern. John Hicks, the new Envoy Extraordi nary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Pern, is editor and pro prietor of the Oshkosh Northwestern. He was born in Anbnrn, New York, April 12, 1847, and removed with his parents to Wis consin in 1851. Notwithstanding the absence of public libraries and improved school facilities in that part of the west at the time, Hicks managed to pick up a good district school education by the time he was lSyears old, when he began to teach. His father enlisted in a Wisconsin regiment and was killed at Binnaker's Bridge, South Carolina. John was left to work his way alone. By sawiDg wood and teaching school he obtained a college education at Lawrence University, Appleton, WBconsin, where he ranked high ps a student. In 1867 he be- ame a reporter on the Oshkcsh Northwestern. Soon afterward he was made managing editor of the paper of which he is now the sole proprietor. Mr. Hicks is president of the Wisconsin Press Associa tion and vice president of the National Editorial Association. In the last cam paign he was president of the local Har rison and Morton club and made speeches in Northern Wisconsin. He is a man of integrity, correct habits and good ability. In the fall of 1888 be visited Mexico with the National Editorial Association and de livered an address to President Diaz on the part of the Americans. we mm A - y HERBERT W. LADD. Late Repnblican Nominee For Gover nor of Rhode Island. Mr. Ladd was bora in New Bedford. Mass., in October, 1843, and is a graduate of the High School of that city. He was in the dry goods business for a time, but soon joined the staff of a newspaper pub lished at New Bedford. He snbseqnently won distinction as a war correspondent. In 1865 he returned to the dry goods business in Boston. He has lived in Providence, Rhode Island, since 1871, where he is the head of a large retail business. Mr. Ladd was one of the organizers of the Providence Congregational Club, and founder and president of the local Commercial Clnh. He is a pnblic spirited and philanthropic man. In the recent gubernatorial contest he was one of the four candidates voted for, but the election resulted in no choice. It was his first identification with poli tics. ______ The Only Hope for Exclusives. Miss Westend— Mercj! The paper Bays over 100,000 Americans have already en gaged passage for Earope this season. Mrs. Westend— I feared as mnch. No more Earope for ns, my dear. It has be come too common. "Bnt what will we do? The summer re sorts are commoner still." "There seems to be bnt one way, my dear. I don't like it, bat there's no help for it. We mast go to Earope in off years, when wars or plagues are going on over there. The rest of the time we mast go to the summer resort in winter and the winter resort in summer. It isn't a very pleasant prospect, bnt it is better than mixing with people who were born east of Broad street and North of Arch." "Bnt between the plagues and the heat and the cold we'll die." "Well, no donbt St. Peter will give us reserved seats if we tell him who we are." —Philadelphia Record. In Behalf of an Exile. Washington, April 4 —The Secretary of State has been informed by the United States Charge ad interim at St. Petersburg that dne action has been taken at the re qnest of this Government for the liberation of Herman Kempinski, an American citi zen arrested on December 24 in Poland, on the charge of having evaded military Jaty in Russia, of which country he was r. na tive. There are features in this case that make it probable that a favorable answer may come from the Russian Government. Railroad Earnings. New York, April 4.—A report of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad for the year endiDg December 31, 1888, was issued to day. It shows, gross earnings, $6,411.138, a decrease of $529,734 as compared with the preceding year. Ex penses, $4,648,157; increase, $16,544; net earnings, $1,762,980; decrease, $556,588. THE OFFICES. Fearful Mangling of Montana Names —Anything Beat This? [Minneapolis Tribnne.] "Washington, March 31.—[Special.]— There has been a lively fight between John B. Cntlor, of Missoula, Mont., and Lewis A. Walters, of Helena, over the offices of Col lector of Internal Revenue and Secretary of the Territory. There has been a lively skirmish as to which of the applicants would Becnre the office of his choice. Both of them watted to be Collector, and grow ing ont of this there was a brisk competi tion. Delegate Corbett finally settled it by deciding to appoint Cutler Collector of In ternal revenue and Walters Secretary. Their appointments will, in all probability, be sent to the Senate to-morrow. With these two appointments will end the fight over Montana patronage, daring the pres ent session of the Senate. There is, how ever, a rumor that Judge Sidle will be asked to resign, but hardly in time for a successor to he named before the adjourn ment of the Senate. 7* ff / 'X j JOHN M. THURSTON, President of the National Republican League. The recent National convention of the clnbs which constitute the Republican League, held at Baltimore, elected John M. Thurston of Nebraska as its president. Mr. Thurston was born at Montpelier, Ver mont in 1847. He was a small boy when bis parents made their home at Madison, Wis consin. In 1863 his father, a Union sol dier, died, leaving the family poor. The boy worked on a farm, attending school when the opportunity was. At eighteen he was a grocer's clerk in Chicago. He managed to work his way through college and was graduated at Wayland university. In 1869 he was admitted to the bar. He settled at Omaha, Nebraska, of which city he was an alderman some years ago. He has served in the Legislature of his State. Mr. Thurston always has been an earnest Repnblican. THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE. Much of It is English That Has Be come Absolete in England. Americanese is not a mere modern im provement or corruption—whichever we like to cell it—of the language which is spoken in these islands, says the London Telegraph. Quite the contrary. Dr. Free man, in one of his essays, has pointed oat that, while in eome respects Americans are a great deal "newer" than oursolves, in some others they are considerably older. Much that has died ont of onr politics, onr societies, onr habits and custom, still survives in the States. So it is with the language. As every investigator knows, much of it is not new English at all, but genuine old English. Old provin cial forms, old local words, old dialectical peculiarities, which have become obsolete or mere vulgarisms with us, have kept their freshness in the New England States, and thence have spread over the continent—to spread in time over the world. A good deal of wbat we regard as Yankee vulgar ism is good, honest Anglo Saxon that was cnrrent in conversation and books for cen turies before the Mayflower sighted Ply month Rock. The perpetual "I gness" of the New Englander is a case in point. "Foil twenty year he was of age, I gness," says Chancer, concerning the "yosge sqnyre" ot the Canterbury pilgrimage. Hosea Biglow would hardly have nsed it diffeiently. Similarily, such words as "peart'' and "brash" and "slick" and even "squirm," which strike ns as specially racy of the states, are nsed to this day in the common speech of the common people in northern and eastern England. In the works of that eminent philologist, Sam Slick, rn9 may find mention of a person being "smoked," that is, made a butt of— just as in Smollett and Fielding and others of our last century novelists. An Ameri can will use "sick" or "mad" jnst as their orefathers wonld have done in places where they should employ "ill" and"angry." We owe onr consins a certain amount of gratitude for reclothing with conversa tional respectability many of the highly convenient words which had somehow dropped ont and been replaced by mach less direct and mach less expressive substi tutes. Whether we need be so mach obliged to them for the odds and ends which they have picked np everywhere and put into cnrrent circulation is more questionable. For the American is the most larcenous of linguists. He has "been at a feast of languages and stolen the scraps." The slang of the Chicago or San Francisco loafer has levied contributions on half the Aryan and two or three of the □on-Aryan tongnes. All the elements that go to make np the cosmopolitan population of the Union have contribnted something to the medley. There is a little French, a good deal ol "Dutch,"a fair quantity of Span ish, a sprinkling of Scandinavian, Italian, a hint at Chinese, and something more than a perceptible dash of the tongue of the red man. It is altogether a strange amal gamam, this American language—not un like the equally remarkable mixture ont of which in dne course the American peo ple is to he evolved. Bnt at present both the people and the language are in the process of making, and it is pretty certain that they will exhibit more remarkable developments still before the manufacture is completed. / ^ /c z^sk'j=>/r£SS THOMAS RYAN. The New Minister to Mexico. Thomas Ryan, of Kansas, goes to Mexico as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States. He was horn at, Oxford, New York, No vember 25, 1837. From his infancy nntil 1845 he lived in Bradford county, Penn sylvania. Since the date named he has been a resident of Topeks, Kansas. In 1862 he entered the volunteer service. He reached the rank of captain and served until 1864, when he was mustered ont on account of wounds received in the battle of the Wilderness. Mr. Ryan's life at Topeka has been an exceedingly busy one. He is a lawyer with a good practice. For eight years he served as Connty Attorney, and four years as Assistant United States Attorney. He was elected to the Forty sixth and has been elected to every subse quent Congress. Sentence Commuted. Springfield, 111, April 5.—Captain R. S. McClaughrey, better known as "Farmer" McClaughrey. one of the celebrated Cook county "boodlers," had his sentence com muted by Governor Fifer to day and will he released April 10, atout a month before his time would have expired. -SP-. /A m m m "C0RP0R1L" JAMES TANNER. The New Commissioner ot Pensions. James Tanner, of Brooklyn, the new Commissioner of Pensions, was born at Cobbleskill, Schoharie county, New York, in 1843. When a boy he worked on his father's farm and attended the district school. At the age of 17 he wss selected as village school teacher. One year later he enlisted as a private and went to the front. He participated with McClellan's Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula, and was made corporal In the summer of 1862, while engaged in covering Pope's re" treat, August 30th, at the second battle ol Ball Ran, a shell bursting over him lace rated both legs, which were amputated. When Abraham Lincoln was dying Tanner, who was then a clerk in the war depart ment at Washington, was summoned to the sick room of the President take down in short hand certain testimony in reference to the sssassiriatioD. He i3 the post commander of the Department of New York, G. A. R., and has been an active member of the National Committee on Pensions of the Grand Army. / xf CABL FREDERICK ADOLF, The Duki of ,'usshu, as King ot Alsace-Lorraine. Tfce Dnke of Nassau, of whom we give a portrait, will be Dnke of Luxemburg in the natural sequence cf events. The chief interest of the sitnation is in the report that Prince Bismarck favors joining Alsace Lorraine with Lnxemhnrg and making the Dnke of Nassau King of the territory thus united. Wilhelm Anguet Carl Frederick Adolf, Duke of Nassau, was born July 24, 1817, the eldest son of Dnke William 1. He suc ceeded his father in 1839. The Duke fought on the Austrian side against Prussia in the war ot 1866. At its conclusion he lived for a time in Paris and in Switzer land. He returned to Germany, bnt made Vienna b's permanent home, vYere be lives in daily expectation of being sum moned to public honors by the death of the King of the Netherlands. THE GREAT (.LACIER. A Sight Which Could Not be Matched in Grandeur. [Daylight Land.] "So we stood steadfastly gazing at the vast vision, enraptured, when an exclama tion from a man behind us faced us around, and there to the north and east we saw a sight which may not perhaps be matched in its grandeur and surround ings on this earth of ours—a glacier, vast, lofty, immense, buttressed, fissured, crev iced; a section of the Mississippi tilted np obliquely and frozen solid ; the St. Law rence pouring bodily over a mountain raDge 10,000 feet above you and turned on the instant into ice, stiffened solid at its maddest plunge; a crea tion of 10,000 years ; a monnment above those past, dead years, which all the rain and shine of other equal years to come will not efface; standing cold, mon strous, motionless, silent, sublime within a distance bo short from onr parlor car that even the weakest woman or smallest child in it might by an easy stroll stand ander its pondérons front. Heavens! how small, how feeble, how insignificant seemed the engine of our heavy train, with its sobs and pantiDgs and puny puffs of power, beside that monstrous creation of ages, that land scape of frozen force, that overhanging world of chained energy, which, should na ture ever loosen the chilled links which chained it to that mountain pass, would sweep our engine, train and yonder honse away like chips ; aye, crush, grind and pul verize them all to finest dust—so fine that were it dry the winds might lilt it as they lift ashes and blow it through the air, in visible to mortal eye. "'Never shall it be said,'exclaimed the Judge, 'that I came to such an environ ment of majesty as this and passed heed lessly of'. Here we will stop a day and a night and see the sunset splendor and the sunrise glory on these peaks, and the moonlight whiten the surface ofthat frozen field. There is not ice enough in Switzer land to make that single glaoler yonder. Let the train move on. We four have wandered on the earth too widely and seen too many of i's wonders not to recognize the extraordinary and do homage to it.' "And so the train rolled down the grade, around the swell of the mountain beyond, and left us four gray-headed boys standing above the glacial torrent, gazing and won dering. " That afternoon we took the train—an easy relay—which led ns to the glacier's front. Slowly we drew onr line of progress toward it. The fit mood was on us all. We were alone, we four. We were intel ligent enough to appreciate the awful phenomenon. We saw it with the eyes of many years. We conld measure it by European comparison. We could weigh it in the scales of world-wide knowledge. Two of ns had footed the Alpine passes. One had seen the Himalayas. Another had wintered within the Arctic circle. "Slowly we moved onward. A few rods of motion onward and we would pause. We were all eyes, all feeling. We felt we were approaching a fragment of eternity. We were drawing nigh to and gazing at a bit of the everlasting. Before us was the work of ages. Here the centuries had stopped. Between these monstrous moun tains Time had come to a full halt, power less to go ont one loot farther. Here be fore ns, with folded wiDgs, white-faced, hoary-headed, his scythe held in his stif fened hands, he saw him stand, a statue of ice. '"Older than Rome, older than Egypt, older than man,' mnrmnred the Judge solemnly as he gszed. " In the front of the glacier was a great ronnd wall of sand, of cobbles or bowlders. Its pressure drove downward to the bed rock of the world and plowed the surfaee earth. " ' This plow plows slowly, bnt it plows deep,' remarked Colonel Goffee as he ran his eye along the huge iidge. " 'Think who steadies it,' said the Jndge. " The san sank from sight behind the western ridge. The gray shatt of Sir Don ald flushed, reddened, then blazed as with fire. "From amid the dark fire above ns night softly shook her raven plumage and feath ered ns with gloom. Then she shook her sable wings. She soared upward and the world darkened. Anon she sailed, a vast formation of blackness, above the Deaks. The skies saw her coming aDd welcom. d her with every window lighted. The In dian myth was realized. The raven brood ed the world. "Bnt the great glacier amid the gloom still shimmered whitely. From between the pillars of darkness, from the cavernous blackness of night, it looked forth like the face of a dead man from the mouth of the grave. "Thus we four sat in the darkness watchiDg and pondering, while through the gloom and stillness the glacial torrent at onr feet tore its line of hoarse noise. "'See,'I exclaimed, 'the glacier is grow ing whiter! Its paleness begins to brighten. Look! There is a gleam in that upper crev ice! and see—see that flash white!' '"The moon! the moon!' cried the Jadge. 'The moon is rising. Now we shall see the spectacle of a lifetime.' " Excuse me, reader ; I cannot write it down ! I know the limitation of letters. Even conld I tint them with all the colors of the pallet te it were in vain. Imagine onr position, standing in that gorge, deep, deep down, at the very roots of these monstrous monntains, within the inclosure of their awful environment; the still ness, which the roar of the the torrent divided but did not disturb ; the whole world black with the blackness of night when it smothers the woods out of sight of the eye ; the great glacier in front of us, vast, monstrous, formless, as it lay dimly outlined in the gloom; then imagine it growing, growing, growing upon the sight. See it brighten and widen out into view. "See the gleams begin to run over it. Fee that flash of white fire strike the crest and run crinkling along the lofty ridge un til it connects the two opposite peaks with a line of living fire." Boston Failure. Boston, April 5.— Isaac Rich & Co., the oldest fish merchants in the city, are finan cially embarrassed. The liabilities are placed at $200,009 and nominal assets at $225,000. The firm was part owner of the steamer Haytien Republic, which was seized at Hayti. The troubles are Hayti and the closmg of several ports there are said to have mach to do with the firm's present troable.