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HERR MOST LOCKED UP.
The Leader of the Reds Behind the Bars —He is Indicted by the Grand Jury. Nkw York, Nov. 17. —Johann Most, the Anarchist, was arrested at noon to day at the office of his newspaper, by Detective Sergeants Crowley and Mc- Guire, of Inspector Byrnes’ staff. He was taken directly to police headquar ters and through the aldermen’s gate and locked up in one of the cells in the basement. His arrest was made by direction of Inspector Byrnes on a warrant issued by Justice Cowing, to-day, for having made an incendiary speech calculated to incite a riot on last Friday night in a hall in Seventh Street. The warrant was made returnable before Justice Cowing in the court. As early as last Wednesday Sunt. Murray intimated to his captains that they should take particular pains in watching the movements of Anarchists in this city, especially during the ex citement attending the hanging of the Anarchists in Chicago on Friday and iheir iuneral on Sunday. On Thursday night was the parade of the Reds and then all the reserved w ere on duty. Late last night Supt. Murray issued special orders to captains to fol low’ all the movements of all Anarchists, and to report to him any meeting they were likely to hold. On Saturday night a wake was to be held by the Anarchists in Florence Hall, in Second Avenue, but Capt. McCullagh succeded in getting his officers there be fore the Socialists arrived and made the place decidedly uncomfortable for the malconteuts. But while this w T as going on, Johann Most, with his companion Lena Fisher, was attending an Anarchists’ meeting in Seventh Street. After the audience got well warmed up Most himself made a speech which was particularly blood-curdling in character. Unfortunately for Most, Patrolmen Rott and Sechs, ot the Fourteenth Precinct, w re there in civilian’s dress, taking notes. These memoranda were brought toSupt. Murray and laid before him, and on Monday a search was begun for the Anarchist. He was not to be found. There was every reason to believe that he had left the jurisdiction ot the state and was in hid ing somewhere. Then the shrewdness q. Inspector Byrnes came into play, lie knew that it*he made public the quan dary of the police. Most would naturally learn of it and he would stay out of the city indefinitely. So he kept his mouth sealed and allowed the excitement of the search for Most to die out. The bait was well used. Most thought the trouble was gone by and yesterday he came back to the city and went to work with his paper. Mr. Byrnes was informed ot this and early this morning he went before the district attorney and presented the evidence he had ob tained against Most tor bis inceAdiar ism and asked that the grand jury find an indictment against him. The inspect or and seven w itnesses gave testimony and an indictment was found. In the meantime Most had been arrested. Most insists that he did not use the language attributed to him by the police. This is the second time he has been ar rested tor making violent speeches. He will probably get the full extent of the law, which is one year’s imprisonment and a fine. IMPROVING THE NA H . Official Report on the Condition of Fed eral Vessels and Armament. Washington, D. C., Nov. 15.—Commo dore D. T. Wilson, chiet of the bureau ol construction and re air of the Navy Department, has submitted his annual report to the secretary of the navy. He renews his recommendation that two new vessels of about 1,000 tons each be built to replace the train ing ships Saratoga, Jamestown and Portsmouth, which cannot possibly be kept in service much longer; and he asks that special authority be given for the repair of the historic sloop of war Hart ford at a cost of $175,000. Relative to the adaptability of the sin gle mrreted monitors to coast and har bor defense, Commodore Wilson says they are ol no use to the country in the condition they are now in, but in the same state ofelticiency as they were at the time ol their construction, at an ex penditure of about $500,000, would give thirteen coast detense vessels actually available- In conclusion, the report says: “The outlook for the navy in the near future is a ver} r hopeful one, and with the completion of the ves sels now projected, the navy will consist of a number of modem vt-ssels admirably adapted to the varied needs of the service. The establishment of the gun factory at Washington and introduc'ion by the Bethlehem iron works of a plant to furnish heavy armor and gun lorgings, iua’.:es the United States absolutely in- Cc; cadent ot other countries in the construction and armament of her ships of war and if the work ol rebuilding the navy is only kept up as it is now going we shall soon have a navy that will be a credit as well as a protection to our country and our country’s interests.” Appended to the report is a tabulated statement of the estimates of appropria tion lor the next fiscal year. Under the bead of salaries, $14,680 is asked lor; $900,000 is estimated lor the construction and repair of vessels; $24,041 for the civil establishment at navy yard; $175,000 for extra tools ’at" the Maie Island navy yard; $60,000 for the construction ot experimental works to test the resistance of ships at the New York navy yard and $3,000,000 on ac count of hulls and outfits of new ships. WRECKED DY AS EXPLOSION. A New Jersey Blast Furnace Destroyed by a* Bursting Boiler. Newark, N. J-, Nov. 15. —One of the forty-horse power boilers in Heller Bros’, bast furnace, at Woodside, on the line ol the Greenwood Lake Rail road, exploded this morning, killing one man, Thomas Front, aged 60 years, the watchman, and injuring three others. Hie force of the explo-ion was upward through the roof, some of the pieces ot the boiler being hurled a distance of two blocks. Heller Bros.’ los> is $30,0000n which there is an in surance. A portion of the building was occupied by Dodge & Clark, tool manu facturers, who cannot estimate their losses at present. IjOST OFE IPOI EH. The Dutch Steamer Scliolteu, With 120 Passengers. * The** Dutch steamer W. A. Scholten, Capt. Taat, w hich left Rotterdam on the 19th for New York, was sunk by a col lision wuth the steamer Rosa Mary, of Hartlepool, ten miles off Dover. The Scholten carried i complement of 210 passengers and crew. The steamer Ebro, ot Sun derland, rescued ninety of the crew r and pass-engers and landed them at the Bailors’ Home, Dover. One hundred j and twenty of the passengers are miss ing, One passenger and a child of the party, brought to Dover, were found dead from exposure. It is hoped that passing vessels have rescued the miss ing ones. WILSON in disgrace. Witnesses Show That President Grevy’s Son-in-I.aw Swore Falsely. Paris, Nov. 16. —M. Wilson, President Grevy’s son-in-law, appeared before the examining magistrate to-day. He in sisted that the letters produced at the Caf farel trial, and which it was claimed were antedated, w’ere actually written in 1884. An expert was called who declared that the letters were written recently. The manufacturer of the paper on which the letters were written swore that the paper was not woven until 1885. The magistrate has summoned M. Wilson’s secretary, who wrote the disputed let ters. The situation is confused and dis quieting. Mme. Ratazzl, who has been con demned to thirteen months’ imprison ment in connection with the decoration scandals, and other prisoners convicted of the same offenses, have appealed from their sentences, ottering to testify and prove that Gen. d’Andlau accepted money for obtaining Legion of Honor decorations. THE U K/£ OF FIENDS. A Man Assaulted and Placed on a Rail wav Track to Hide the Crime. Nov. 18.—Joe ■*>„- dellin and Walter Stevenson were ar rested and jailed last night for attempt ing to murder a deaf and dumb man named Long. The latter was found on the railroad track where he had been dragged by his assailants after being robbed, and left for trains to run over him to conceal their crime. He was terribly cut and pounded and is nOW in a critical condition. SI AIN n\ HIS DAUGHTER. A Girl Kills Her Father With an Axe in a Fit of Passion. Eufala, Ala., Nov. 15. —Joseph Ran dall, colored, of Quitman County, Ga., died from the effects of an assault by his 19-year-old daughter. Eliza, the daughter, was in the habit of go ing from home at night against the wish of her father, and recently be for bade her going out alter dark. The girl secured an axe, and slipping up behind the old man, dealt him a blow’ in the back of his head, fracturing his skull. DIED IN HIS PRIVATE CAR. Sadden Demise of A. A. Conn, of the Central Pacific Company. Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 17. —A w r eek ago, A. A. Conn, attorney for the Cen tral Pacific Railway, was taken sick in New York City and a special car was sent for him in order that he might be taken to his home in California. AtSid nev. Neb., he was losing strength very ranidly and died soon afterward. A cas ket was ordered by telegraph, and at this point the remains were placed therein and forwarded West. CLARA SAYS IT’S TRUE. Miss Kellogg Confirms the Report of Her Marriage to Strakosch. New York, Nov. 15. —Mrs. Kellogg, the mother of Ciara Louise Kellogg, this morning received a telegram from her daughter, confirming the report of her marriage to Ci.n Strakosch. STANLEY PI SHING EOR WARD. The Intrepid Explorers Moving Toward Emin Pasha by Forced Marches. London, Nov. 15. —Private telegrams have been received slating that on Oc tober 7, Henry M. Stanley was 400 miles from Emin Pasha, and that he was tak ing half his force on forced marches. MANY LIVES LOST. Four Hundred Persons Perish by th Burning of a Steamer. Canton, China, Nov. 1.. —The steamer Wah-Yeung has been destroyed by fire in the Canton River. About 400 passen gers are supposed to have been lost. • SIX MEN KILLED. Disastrous Explosion in the Hancock, Mich., Chemical Works. Hancock, Mich., Nov. 16. —The pack ing house of the Hancock Chemical Works was blown up this morning and six men killed. Justice at the End of a Rope. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 18. — A special to the Post-Dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., to day. says Kilman C. Justice was hanged at Hywassee at noon to-day for the mur der of James B. Goddard. Justice was a moonshiner and killed Goddard be cause he thought that he had given in formation leading to the discovery of his still. Goddard w T as 75 years old’and Justice 35 old. Blocked the China Bank Scheme. San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 17. —The steamer Belgic, which arrived here to day, brings advices from Hong Kong stating that Tsnng Li Yamkn, which has supreme power in all matters of Chinese foreign policy has cancelled all contracts relative to the American Bank conces sions granted to the syndicate repre sented by Count Mitkiewicz. Suing the Western Union. Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 15. —Frank C. Rittisch filed a suit in the common pleas court to-day, involving a large sum of money. It is against the Western Union Telegraph Company tor infringement of a patent on a quadruplex instrument and asks an accounting for damages for every instrument in use by the com pany. _________________ Savings Fund for Employes. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 17. —The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has decided to put into effect among its em ployes a trust savings fund. Amounts from $5 and upward may be deposited under the plan and draw interest at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum. Receiver for the St. Louis Bank. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15. Lon F. Stephens, of Boonville, Mo., was ap pointed receiver, of the Fifth National Bank this morning. It is reported that the grand jury has tound an indictment 8f making false entries against Cashier . C. Crecelius. Four Persons Killed. Pittsburg, Nov. 17. —A scaffold at the power house of the new traction rail way on Fifth Avenue gave way at 1:30 ’clock this afternoon precipitating a number of men to the ground. Four persons are reported killed and several others injured. Flames in a Michigan Town. Haeeisvillk, Mich., Nov. 15.—The general store of Colwell, McGregor & Cos. was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss, $25,000; insurance. $15,000. IS WAX A BAROWETEH ? Why is it That Certain Winds Always Make Rheumatics Cringe With Pain ? Eighty-six per cent, of the signal service weather predictions are accurate! The only indications our fathers had for foretelling weather were aching limbs, twinging joints and painful corns! These, though crude, were usually cor rect. The body is unquestionably an excel lent barometer, and physicians often pro scribe a change of air, so that the system may find an agreeable atmospheric condi tion. Weather changes indicate themselves by pains called rheumatism. Why bad weath er should cause such pains is a mystery ! Does the pain really lie dormant in the blood, to be made active only when the wind blows from some unfavorable quar ter? Last week a prominent man left town on a business trip. Two days later, he who had always been apparently strong and well, was sent home a corpse—“ Rheumatism ofthe heart! ” Rheumatism is like the Indian in am bush, sure to kill you if not killed by you. It is to patient and physician one of the most vexatious of diseases. At first many thought it to be trouble of the joints, but all outward applications left the cause unbenefitted. Then, making like pains in the muscles, it was thought to be a muscular disease; but the same unsatisfactory results followed external treatment. Now, however, it is universally acknowl edged that rheumatism is “a fiery condition ofthe blood caused by the presence of uric acid in the system ! ” Everybody dreads rheumatism. It is very prevalent at this changing time of the year. It was formerly seldom known except among those who worked much out of doors. Now it in vades the hut, the palace, the executive mansion, the senate chamber and the throne room; all sorts and conditions and races of men and women it attacks at all times, and all fear it I Mrs. Swift (wife of Dr. Lewis Swift, the famous comet finder of Rochester, N. Y.) was one of its recent victims; and how very common it is among ladies! Shesullered great anguish and fear! Why does this acid remain in the sys tem ? The kidneys being diseased, cannot re move the acid as in health, hence the sys tem is poisoned by its presence, and rheu matic pains, stiff joints, tendons and mus cles are the result. There is but one scien tific treatment, to regulate the kidneys by Warner’s safe cure, and to “put out the fire in the blood” by Warner’s safe rheumatic cure. These world renowned remedies, taken by bottles in alternation, as they should be,neutralize the uric acid already in the blood, and prevent further accumu lation. Mrs. Dr. Swift used these remedies with great success, in alternation, and was com pletely restored to health. We understand that the proprietors guar antee them with the strongest assurances, but this were scarcely necessary, for is not their praise in everybody’s mouth? We cannot prevent the ill w nd blowing, but we can get the better of it by so for tifying the system that we can ignore it when it is doing the worst to “give us a pain.” A Joke Ends in a Tragedy, Hartford, Ky., Nov. 17. —Peter Bays, a stock dealer, was halted last night by three men, one of whom took his bridle while the others demanded his money. He fired on the man and escaped. This morning he returned to investigate and found Harry Flenner, a reputable young man, wounded. He refused to tell who his companions were, but said they only intended to frighten Bays- A Vast Estate in Litigation. San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 17. —The ap plication lor the revocation of the pro bate ofthe will ol the late Charles Mc- Laughlin has been denied. McLaugh lin was shot in this city in 1885. Subse quently his widow presented for pro bate a will made in 1866. A will of sub sequent date, it was claimed, revoked that of 1866. The estate was stated to be valued at $1,000,000. Lee Mosier Hanged. Wichita, Kas,, Nov. 15. — Lee'Mosier, who murdered Hugh Lawler, in Indian Territory, on the 29th of October, 1886, was executed here this morning. The drop fell at 9:32 and in twelve minutes he was pronounced dead. Killed in a Quarrel. Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 15.—John Burns (white) shot and instantly killed J. M. Carter, a colored barber. Burns lost some money in a bath room and charged Carter with'taking it whereupon the lat ter drew a knife. Burns /as arrested. Typhoid Scourge at Albany, Albany, N. Y., Nov. 15.—50 prevalent is typhoid fever in this city that Mayor Thatcher has issued a proclamation ask ing citizens before using water obtained from the river, to boil it, as the seeds ot the disease are supposed to be in it. Destructive Fire at Decatur. Decatur, Ala., Nov. 17. —Fire broke out at 7 o’clock this morning on the west side of Bank Street. Nearly an en tire block was burned in the business portion of the city. The loss is from 175,000 to SIOO.OOO. Spain Seizes a Moorish Island. Madrid, Nov. 15,—Spain has seized the Island of Pirejil, near Ceuta, on which she intends to erect a lighthouse. The Moors are excited over the seizure, Gen. Grant’s Nurse Dead. Portsmouth, 0., Nov. 15.— Mrs. Sarah Gowdy, aged 80 years, who was present at the birth of Gen. Grant and was his nurse in infancy, died here to-day. The Hartshorn Bottle. From the Baltimore Manufacturer. The Puritaa foremothers went to meeting every Sabbath carrying sprigs of fennel and caraway to rouse them from their tendency to sleepiness when the prosy old doctrinaire) in the pulpit began on his “teenthlies.” In later times of less simplicity their fair descendants, borrowing the fash ion from the daughters of the more phlegmatic Knickerbockers,took small bottles of sal volatile to their sanctu aries for the same purpose, and, while the parson droned through his customary assault upon the Hittifces, Perizzites, and Jebusites, they kept themselves from “nid-nid nodding” by frequent whiffs of hartshorn. And so it has come to pass that every lady who wishes to escape the charge of being a victim of lethargy in a re ligious assembly makes sure, be f ore she leaves her home, that she has on her person a little bottle of “keep awake.” Fair women now call them viniagrettes or by other fanciful names, but the waking power within their crystals is that same old fash ioned salt that the grandmothers used. BADGER NEWS. The Common Council of Eau Claire is giving its attention to wholesale liquor dealers who have neglected to take out licenses. Susan Tyler, of La Crosse, who lost a pension by marrying Frank Gotch, who deserted her shortly after mar riage, has had the tie annulled by the courts in order that her name be re instated in the pension rolls. The supervisors of Grant County voted to relieve Thomas McMahon, county treasurer, from paying $5,000, funds belonging to the county that were lost by reason of the failure of Hodges’ Bank at Platteville some years ago. Mons Anderson and other La Crosse capitalists are about to build a large sash, door and blind factory at Grand Crossing. M. E. Egan has sued the city of La Crosse for $5,000 on account of inju ries received on one of the streets. J. J. Kavanaugh has been appoint ed manager of the La Crosse office of the North American Telegraph Com pany. At Ashland on the 18fch, Leo Koer denat. a drug clerk recently from Mil waukee, committed suicide by taking morphine. He was found dead in his bed, at the store of J. O. Walker, on Second Street. Upon a large mirror in the room he had written with a cake of soap, “Let me rest till I am dead.” It seems that he had attempted sui cide the night before, but was relieved by a physician and placed in charge of friends, who l ift him alone for a brief spell, early in the morning. Mrs. Mary Jackson, of Crawford County, raised,husked and sold 4,400 barrels of corn on her farm this sea son. Charles Shauq, a 12 -year-old boy living three miles west of Augusta,was fatally injured by being thrown against a barbed wire fence by a run away team. The state has issued in book form the papers and discussions of the farmers’ institutes of 1886. The work was carefully edited by Supt. Morrison and cannot fail to prove valuable to the progressive agricul turists of the state. It forms a vol ume of 230 pages and is entitled “Wis consin Farmers’ Institute Bulletin No. 1.” Two enterprising residents of Craw ford County have tried threshing corn from the shock with a machine and found that it turns it out clean and chops the stalks up ready for fodder. They can thresh about 300 bushels per day. The Northern Wisconsin Congrega tional district no w has fifteen churches, twelve stations and twenty-two min isters. The present superintendent of this department, Rev. Geo. A. Hood, has traveled within the year in the performance of his work a total of 15,375 miles. F. N. Finney, for nine years manag ing director of the Wisconsin Central road, has resigned. Eau Claire County is considering plans for erecting an asylum for chronic insane. Cohen, Finn & Cos., proprietors of two stores, dry goods and men’s clothing, at Ashland, have made a voluntary assignment to M. J. Holt, who gave bonds for $65,000 which is supposed to represent the amount of assets. Patrick Coughlin, of Madison, reached his arm under a trip hammer that strikes a 1,200-pound blow, and accidentally stepped on the lever that works the trip. His arm was crushed. During the fall season 1,200 car loads of Montana stock passed through La Crosse over the Burling ton road. The sum of $2,069 has been sub scribed toward the support of the State Home for Veterans. Don M. Dickinson, who is named as Col. Vilas’ successor as postmaster general, was at one time a resident of Prairie du Chien. Judge Clementson, in the Crawford County circuit court, dissolved the in junction that for nearly two years restrained the supervisors of that county from buying land and erecting buildings in pursuance of their reso lution to adopt the county system oi caring for the poor. The Ashland ore docks are closed for the season and do more ore will be shipped until spring. The report of the Lake Shore <fe Central agents show the grand total or ore shipped to be 1,040,730 tons, an increase of 40,730 tons over last year. Of the total amount shipped, 831,421 tons were from the Lake Shore and 209,308 from the Central docks, The ship ments ot the ten largest shafts were as follows: Colby, three shafts, 236,990 tons; Norrie proper and East Norrie, 171,217; Aurora, 110,300; Ashland, 146,286; Iron King, 47,001; Germania, 53,508; Kakagon, 43,034; Puritan, 26,565; Ironton, 24,762; Niraikon, 32,217. It took 769 vessels to transport the ore, 624 from the Lake Shore and 145 from the Central docks. The largest cargo was taken by the steamer Onoko, 2,509 tons. The fastest load ing was done at the Central docks, where 1,825 tons were put in in two hours. The deserted ranch of the notorious Press Wade, near Washburn, burned on the 15th. It was broken up by the authorities last August, since which time it is supposed to have been un occupied. Tnis removes an eyesore to all respectable people in Wash bum. The firm of Moore, Benjamin & Cos., mining brokers, Milwaukee, has failed, and a receiver has been appointed. In the circuit court at Madison on the 15th, in the cases of the state against the East Tennessee Insurance Company and the Southern Insurance Company, of Louisiana, for doing il legal business in the state, the judg ments heretofore rendered, aggregat ing about SIO,OOO, were set aside. This was done in accordance with the direction of the supreme court which decided that jurisdiction was obtained in court there only over those com panies which had complied with the law in securing a license to do busi ness in the state. The decision affect ed about fifty other suits in which judgments amounting to many thou sands for penalties were either entered or expected to be obtained. Wisconsin Pensions. The following Wisconsin netitioners have recently been granted pensions: Margaret J. Miles, formerly widow of Ezra Edgecombe, Boscobel; Chris tina, mother of August Lemke, She boygan; Milton Teetor, Knowlton; Christian Evansen, New Hope; Jas. H. Holmes, Portage; George A. Sy, Blair; Lawrence Roache, Rich land Center; Noah Deuel, Black River Falls; Chas. Enoch, Green Bay- Cyrus S. Alford, Elro} r ; George W. Holt, Mad ison; Richard Kemp, Sheridan; Oscar J. Stillwell, Sparta; Wm. Gillett, Mad ison; Emeline, mother of Lemuel G Cochrane, Milwaukee; Jacob Fladorf, Stevens Point; Luke Marnell, Milwau kee; Edward George, Mansion; John Riley, Liberty Pole; Frederick Bill ings, La Crosse; Peter Ruppenthal, Tigerton; SamT R. Turnipseed, Lone Rock; Loren M. Bennett, Winne conne; Henry Ballow, Lanston; Alexis Franc, Brussels; John Enderhofer, Mil waukee; James M. Stilson, Chippewa Falls; Josiah H. Tyack, Mineral Point; Perry Walker, Ontario; Edward W. Palmer, Madison; Enoch G. Meyers, Coloma Station; Regina, widow of Wm. Dippe, Waterloo; Cacilea, wid ow of Wra. Wagoner. La Crosse; Theo dore J. Dann, Footville; Ira J. J. Tur ney, New London; Jno. Garmbruster, Baraboo; Christian J. Worth, She boygan; Solomon Townsend, Ric h land Center; Jno. A. Whipple. Ox ford; Wm, T. Scott, Boscobel; Perley B. Johnson, Gillingham; Avery j. Bassett, CentrMia; Waller Baxter, Kendall; James Foster, Yiroqua; Lewis Sontag, Iseillsville; Edwin Howard, La Crosse; James A. Deckhara, Barakee; Sylvester O. Stillson, Mauston; James C. Hewett, Bangor; John Manderson, Cook’s Valiev; John F. Voight, Ham burg; Mary E., widow of D. F. Rhoad, Marshfield; E. W. Dexter, New Lon don; Alonzo Purintum, Attica; James Rae, Palmyra; Chas. Miles, Orion; O. G. Winter, Shamrock; Almon Gardiner, Stevens Point; J. F. Flague, Sparta; Montgomery Miller, Blooming ton; Henry Kcehler, Milwaukee; J. V. B. France, Boscobel; Jos. Gitzen, Port Washington; Samuel Peterson. Og densburg; Wm. Wilcox, Evansville; A. T. Basted, Centralia; Geo. Thompson, Bunnel City. Christ Before Pilate. The original of this picture, by Michael von Mu' kacsy, is oneot the grandest paint ings that has been given to the world in modern times. It covers about twenty by thirty feet of canvas, the figures all being life size. Everybody is familiar with the story. The scene is early morning in the Pruetorium or official residence of the Roman governor at Jerusalem. The picture is drawn from descriptions given in the New- Testament of the appearance and tr-al of Christ before Pilate. It is there related that “ when he was accused of the priests and elders, he answered nothing.” “And Filate answered and said unto them: ‘ What will ve that I shall do unto him whom ye call King of the Jews; ’ and the}- cried out again, ‘Crucify Him! ’ ” In the center ofthe picture is the figure ot the Saviour, with his hands bound, erect, composed, gazing steadfastly on the face of Pilate. Around and behind him crowd the rabble of Jerusalem, some frantic, others attracted by idle curiosity, others apparently bent merely on killing time. In the immediate foreground is : Roman so dicr holding the mob in chce with the shaft of his spear. Pontius Pilate sits as the representative of Caesar on the judgment throne. He is meditating and is greatly perplexed. He knows nothing against Christ, hut dare not resist the clamor ofthe people. On the right of Pilate stands Caiaphas, the chief accuser of Christ, with his arm extended toward the excited popu lace. The figure pressing forward in the crowd with uplifted arms is a ruffian of the lowest type. He is shouting “ Crucify Him ! Crucify Him ! ” On tbe left of Pilate sit two ciders watching the proceedings with deep interest. Between Christ and Caiaphas, sitting on. a bench Is a rich banker looking on with contemptuous curiosity. Near him is a young rowdy leaning over the railing and scolSns in the face of Jesus. Pei died on a high stool by the side of the judgment scat and resting his head against the wall, is a scribe, who views the scene with an air of weary indifference. A knot of old men is seated in an angle of the room to the left ofthe h nicer. They arc apparently arguing Christ’s claim that he is the promised Mes siah. Conspicuously raised above the heads of the crowd is seen a young mother with a beautiful face, holding a child in her arms, and looking at Jesus with tenderness and compassion. Through the whole picture are groups of figures and lac j s reflecting the different emotions that animate each indi vidual. This picture was recently sold to John Wannamaker, of Philadelphia, for $120,000 in cash. THE PHOTO-ETCHING OF CHRIST BEFORE PILATE. This photo-etching ofthe Manhattan Art Company is a fac-simile of the original picture, 21x30 inches, and is considered the most perfect reproduction of it that has ever been offered for sale. The lights and shades arc faithfully portrayed, and the beautiful life-like effects produced by the original are preserved in this copy. Any person sending us $1.15 may receive the Weekly Wisconsin one year and this splendid photo-etching free. Cramer, Aikens & Cramer, Milwaukee, Wis. Magnetic Ore in Minnesota. From the Duluth Paragrapher. A Georgia paper tells oi a man who got lost in a corn-field, and after a day’s search his friends found him sitting on an ear near the top of a stalk. That rather lays it over our corn but it doesn’t compare with the simple virtues of our magnetic iron mines. They possess an oar that draws just a little. The workmen all wear moccasins because it draws the tacks out of shoes. Houses in the vicinity of our mines have to be bolt ed together as nails would all pull out over night, A wild duck that had in a thoughtless moment swallo wed a few domestic hair-pins tried in vain to fly over the mines, but was drawn to the earth by the remorseless power of magnetic attraction. Iron-clad vessels are often attached shoreward and left helpless upon the beach, while people with too much iron in their blood are overcome as in a trance and sleep on the perpetual delights of an earthly nirvana. Such are a few of the wonders of this power, but per haps the greatest achievement was in attracting the irony of the Twin cities. Georgia may have the corn, but wnen it comes to a harvest of earthly great ness Minnesota takes the johnnycake. How He Averted a Strike. From the Chicago Herald* When Gen. McNulta was made re ceiver of the Toledo, Cincinnati & Bt. Louis Railroad some of the employes who had not been paid for nearly two years, were about to strike. Tne day following the appointment a large number of dissatisfied men called a meet ng in a public hall to formally commit themselves to the strike. Be fore a division was reached a man whom no one present knew took the platform and began a strong speech of sympathy. Eloquently picturing the wrongs inflicted on the men who had been unpaid for 23 months, the stranger urged them to go to the re ceiver before leaving their trains, state the case to him fully, and see if they couldn’t get satisfaction. The proposition was not received with much fav >r at first, but after a ten minutes’ talk the employes were per suaded. Said the stranger: Gentle men, if you will appoint me as your committee to go to this receiver, I promise you fair play, or you can nave my head.” In the hall was one railroad man who thought he recognized McNulta. Rising from his seat he shouted: “Ain’t you the receiver yourself?” “Yes,” replied the general, “My name is McNulta. Twenty years ago and more I labored as you do, and I know what hard work is. I’m the reoeiver of this railroad and the first money that comes into my hands shall go to you.” There was no strike. The next month the pay-car went the rounds and every employe received his wages. When the day arrived to send the pay car out, the paymaster said he lacked just $10,200. McNulta drew his in dividual check for that amount and the railroad employes were made happy. The second month after the pay-car had started with all the money needed, McNulta had $14,000 inbtnk after deducting the SIO,OOO he had advanced. Not Much. He winked to a bootblack to step into a doorway near the post-office, and then confidently remarked: “Sonny, the postmaster and I don’t hitch very well, so I don’t care to go in and see about my mail. Suppose I give you a quarter, and you go in and inquire for a letter for Claude Mel notte, and if you get one bring it here.” “Not much !” exclaimed the boy as he drew away. “But why ?” “Because I worked that racket for a fellow about a month ago. They passed out the letter, and I had just grabbed it when the old duffer grabbed me. ‘Write love to my daughter, will you V he bellowed. ‘Want my Nellie to elope with you, eh ? Ah ! I’ll k-rush you !’ And he wallowed me with a cane until I had to ride home on a dray. No, no, Claudy—l’ve teamed new.’* Great Presence of Mind. From the Chicago Tribune. Little Girl—Auntie, what is a nui sance? Auntie—A nuisance, my dear, is something that bothers—that annoys —that trouble. Little Girl—l thought it was some thing else. I heard papa tell Mr. Mc- Corkle last night that a nuisance from Swan Creek had come to visit us, and he was afraid she was going to stay— Papa (with great presence of mind) —Lucy, my child, you misunderstood me. \Vhat I said, Auntie, was that one of our newsy aunts was making us a pleasant visit. Have another piece of turkey, Aunbie? New Zealand’s Gold Fields. From the Pall Mall Gazette. New Zealand has never enjoyed the fame of the Australian Continent, for its gold_ produce, but, nevertheless, since iocT the "old fielde of New Zea land have produced in round numbers £45,000,000. The gold exported reached its highest point in 1866, when 735,376 ounces, valued at £2,844,517, were exported. The present production is valued at nearly £1,000,000. A total area of 21,000 square miles of gold and silver bear ing lands is already known and proved, both metals having been found over that area at numerous localities. Imitations Equal to the Originals. From the Providence Journal. A restaurant secured a dozen or so quails a few days before the law was off and was arranging them in his ice box one morning when a friend told him thfit he was liable to a tine of S2O for each bird found in his possession. The birds were put away out of sight, but at noon one of his customers looked over the bill of fare and asked, “ Have you any quails ? ” “ No,” re plied the proprietor, “the law won’t let me keep them, but I have some of the best imitations of quails that you ever saw.” The imitations were or dered and pronounced equal to the real thing. What’s iu a Name ? “I have heard some strange names in my time,” said Amos M. Biddle, of Boston, the other day to a New York World reporter, “and I have taken some pains to make a collection of them. Here are a few which people living in tne towns given will recog nize: Saphire Gunny bag and Macey Marcey Mercy Massey of Boston; John Vaadanhuligenberger, a Phila delphia shoemaker; Applepie Johnson of Pittsburg; Liberty Tadd, a well known Philadelphia artist; Echo Halfnose of Chicago; Jesus H. Christ, a Philadelphia stationer. I have a book full o* such. The Camera is Searching. A photographer in France recently took a picture of a youig and beauti fuUady and to his astonishment the negative gave her a face covered with spots. The lens was right, the plate was fair, and he could not account tor it. He called to request another sit ting, and was informed that the lady had broken out with the small-pox the day after the first picture was taken.