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When Dickens was last in this coun
try ho saiil tho Americans woro them
selves out by constantly sneaking
44 words." Writing "words" seems just
as useless. George. Alfred Towusend
estimates that ho has written on an
average of 30,000 'words" a week for
the last twentv-tivo vears.
A novel entertainment was given tho
other day in St. Louis. It was called
a dejeuner d'enfants, and was, ns tho
7hraso implies, a children's reception
and lunch. But tho children were not
of the grown-up class. Their ages va
ried between six months and three
years, and tho hostess had attained the
great ago of two.
Nokristown Herald : A "Welch poot
lias written some verse3 on tho Nicol-ini-Putti
wedding. Hero is an extract:
""Llanwor wynwes hen gwoniawo a
cheiddorol dan." Those bo hard, but
they may bo deserved, considering the
way Fatti and Nicolini havo been "car
rying on" for some years. Patti is "no
-chicken," but it is rather ungallaut to
call her a "wvnwes hen."
Dr. Mary Walkep, while traveling
on a Connecticut railway, alighted from
the cars for a littlo exercise, and bo
coming indignant at a man whoso cigar
burned too close to her face, struck tho
cigar from his mouth. Not being rec
ognized by him, a light was imminent
for a time. Tho gamins found out
who she was, and she was hooted to
the car, from tho window of which sho
lectured the entiro crowd.
Thev do queer things sometimes in
Sunday-schools. In an Eastern Sunday-school
not long ago a dramatic
performance entitled "Joseph and His
Brethren" waspiven. The "brethren"
wero noticeablo fcr their gorgeous
Tjut impossiblo costumes, and Joseph,
dressed in a crazy quilt, was taken up
from a pew which represented a pit.
In another Sunday-school recently, a
)oy was strapped to a bench, and tho
Superintendent pointed to him as
""Isaac just about to bo offered up."
It would bo well for tho Sunday-school
assemblies this summer to discuss the
propriety of these performances.
The San Francisco lleort wants to
havo commencements abolished on tho
ground that thoy are out of placo in a
country where freo education is offered
to all. "Tho college commencement,"
it says, is a relic of the aucient time
when tho scholar was a rarity, and a
distinguished person who must bo
treated with exceptional honor. He
generally was compelled to suffer hard
ships and privation in order to obtain
his knowledge, and ho was treated with
corresponding respect upon winning
tho battle. Put it is absurd for the
State to furnish tho children of this
State with a free education, and then
to make heroes of them for accept
ing it."
A" sinoi'lau accident happened re
cently to sawyer named Flynn, em
ployed in a logging camp on tho Sno
homish Piver, Wyoming Territory.
Flynn was engaged in sawing near a
fellow-workman who was using a steel
wedge and a sledge, splitting timber.
As the latter struck the wedge a blow,
a small piece of steel Hew off, and Hy
ing in Flynn's direction, hit him in tho
throat, cutting an ugly gash through
his windpipe and lodging in the bron
chial tube. Tho effect was that Flynn
could not breathe, on recount of the
obstruction, for a short time. Ho was
seized with a violent lit of cough'ng al
most immediately, however, during
which tho steel was thrown out and tho
injured man quick!y regained his
breath. Cn examination of the wound
it was found that in broithing, tho air,
instead of coming in Flynn's mouth,
entered the aperturo made by tho
A Boston letter to tho Baltimoro
American says: "Not one-third of
John L. Sullivan's scrapes havo ever
been made public. For two years after
he gained his fame by vanquishing
Ryan the newspapers of this, his na
tive place, gave no publicity to the nu
merous outrages ho committed. It was
argued that ho was young and inex
perienced, and would improve when he
grew older. So he went on. Finally,
one day, when he kicked his wife nearly
to death at their rooms in Lovering
place, Colonel George Eland, of tho
Globe, wrote a scathing account of tho
affair, and the Globe printed it. Sul
livan said nothing but tho Colonel's
blood would satisfy him. So, with
three or four of his chosen friends, he
strode into tho Globe editorial-rooms,
and demanded either a retraction and
an apology from tho paper or tho pro
duction of the man who wroto tho
offensive article. At this juncture out
strode the Colonel, cocked pistol in
hand, and asked Sullivan if he desired
anything from him. Tho slugger evi
dently did not, as he and his cohorts
slunk down tho stairs. From that day
to the present timn tho reporters have
written up nearly all of tho d'sgraceful
actions of which he has been guilty. H
Society items aro not always relia
ble. A St. Louis lady, reported as
"spending the summer in Europe,"
sneaked into tho city the other day for
tho purposo of purchasing some books
and maps, and frankly explained to a
friend that she was preparing to learn
tho geography of Europo thoroughly
and post herself 'with tho guide books
so that sho might give a good account
of her summer abroad, "which will bo
tho most inexpensive summer I over
spent, as I havo only bought three
gingham dresses and a ribbon for a
rustic hat, and my hoard is only cost
ing mo tv.50 a week, with washing in
cluded. But tell it not in Oath, for
all the city papers have sent me to
Europe, and given tho uamo of tho
steamer by which I sailed, and not to
disappoint my friends I am studying in
Europe. Perhai s I'll savo enough and
learn enough to make tho trip next
yeor." How did her secret get into tho
papers? Tho friend in whom sho con
tided was a woman.
In Berlin, says the Pall Mall Gazette,
thero is an association of theological
students bearing tho name of " Wingolf
ites" which has for years observed tho
"Wednesday beforo Ascension Day tho
curious custom of divining for tho Em
peror's destiny. Tho way of doing
this is unique. Tho members of tho
association proceed from Berlin to the
village of Piehelswerder on tho Havel,
and here they celebrate tho anniversary
of tho guild at tho Wilhelmshohe res
taurant. They immediately climb up
an oak tree in the center of ttio garden
and seat themselves upon tho brandies.
Beer is handed up from tho ground,
and after tho third glass has been
drained tho President delivers tho an
niversary speech, after which a cheer
is given to tho Emperor. Then, at the
word of command, all glasses aro
hurled to the ground, and tho notion
is that tho Emperor will live as many
years as thero aro broken glasses. This
year twelve glasses wero broken, so
that tho Emperor should yet be a cen
tenarian. By tho roi ent election in Oregon tho
Democrats secure another Governor,
who takes his seat in January. This
gives the Democrats ,3 and the Bcpub
licans 1.". Thero aro 21 Bepublican
and 17 Democratic Legislatures. The
Governors and their salaries are given
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l oa-o mo of i nt, in ultiitk n to tl.o taiury of
tuo oilier.
Origin oMJold.
The question of tho origin of native
gold always has been and is quite likely
to remain a disputed question among
geologists and mineralogists. Profes
sor S. Newberry now contests tho
theory that the grains and nuggets
found in placers are fcrmed by precipi
tation from chemical solution. He
holds that geology teaches, in regard
to the genesis and distribution of this
precious metal, that it exists in tho old
est known rocks, and has been theneo
distributed through oil tho strata de
rived from them; that in tho metamor
phosis of these derived rocks it has
been concentrated into segregated
quartz veins by some process not yet
understood; thatis.it is a constituent
of lissuro veins of all geological ages,
where it has been deposited from hot
chemical solutions, which havo reached
deeply buried rocks of various kinds,
gathering from them gold with other
metallic minerals, and that gold has
been accumulated through mechanical
agents in placer deposits by tho erosion
of strata containing auriferous veins.
According to the report of Special
Agent Clarence King, of tho census,
based upon information directly from
the producers of bullion, a comparison
of the aunual output of different States
shows that tho United States produce
H3.Pt per cent, of tho gold yield of the
whole world, 50.59 per cent of the sil
ver, and 40.'J1 )er cent, of tho total.
Of the aggregate supply of the precious
metals, North America furnishes 55.7.S
per cent.
Ojicer Names of Post offices.
The Philadelphia Postofllce has been
notified of the establishment of tho
following postollices throughout the
country : Nankipoo, Lauderdale Coun
ty, Tenn. ; Vake ma, King William
County, Va. ; Fodder, S. C. ; Horpeily,
Col.; Tornado, W. Va. ; Pray, Wis.;
Chestnut and So.ipstone-, Ala. ; Sweet
land, W. Va. ; Stilt", Texas; Joy, Ark.;
Shad, a. ; Honestv, Ky. ; !Wikado,
Mich.; Sandwich, N'eb. ; St. Patrick,
111. ; Zips, Fla. ; and Muckymuck, Tex.
Lively Debate in the Houso on Mr.
Horriion'i Surplus Honey
The Financial Becord of the Present Ad
ministration Shown Up by
Mr. McKinley.
Congressional yroceedliiga.
Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, Raid: This res
olution, coming as it did from tho Demo,
crutic majority in one brunch of the (iov
ernment addressed to a Democratic Execu
tive in control of another brunch, was, to
Kay the least, exceptional and remarkable.
It was a proposition coming from the ma
jority of the Committee on Ways and
Means which was in political accord with
the President of the Lnited States, and un
doubtedly would receive the approval of
the majority on the other side of the cham
ber. It was a proposition to compel the
President of the United States and the Sec
retary of the Treasury to do that which they
had always had the power to do; to do that
which they now had authoritv to do under
Section 2 of the act of March :i, 1HHI. Yet
in sixteen months of Democratic adminis
tration that administration had called but
J-."H,( iO(l,UOI) of (loveniment bonds for re
demption. It leaves outstanding 140,000
000 of the 5 per cents extended, now known
as the 3 per cents, which are redeemable at
the pleasure of tho (government.
In view of tho record of tho
Democratic party, in view of its
declarations in platforms and on tho
public rostrum in favor of the distribution
of tho surplus in the payment of Govern
meut lwmds, in view of its frequent charac
terization of tho Kepublican party as dis
honest for keeping a surplus in the treasury,
in view of the record made by its own ad
ministration, it was not surprising that a
majority of the Committee ou Ways and
Means, under the leadership of one wing
of the Democratic party, should init that
the President of the United States and the
Secretary of the Treasury should keep
pledges which had been made to the p.irty.
This action was more suggestive when
gentlemen took into consideration the rec
ord which tho Uepublicati party had made
on this question. Since the conclusion of
the war the Republican administration had
paid off !?l,JOi,00(,000 of public indebted
ness. It was not surprising that, looking
at the record of the Kepublican party ami
looking at the record of the lirst sixteen
months of the Democratic administration,
the two wings of tho Democratic party
should Hap together and demand that the
President shall pay out some of the surplus
on the bonds of the count rv. Laughter.
In 1HH1, w ith u surplus of lOO.ooo,tH0, a
Kepublican Secretary of the Treasury had
called in :? 12 1,000 000 in Government
bonds. In 1HH2, with u surplus of SrlO'I,
000.000, a Kepublican Secretary had called
in :? 173,000,000 of bonds. In 1SH J, with a
surplus of !? 1:11.000,000. a Kepublican Sec
retary had called in $0,000,000; nud in
Ins 1, $70,000,000. The Kepublican paity
has averaged in tho last four years $153,
000,000 every sixteen months. While in
the past sixteen mouths the Democratic
party has made a record of but $ 5S, 000,000.
Why did not tho administration of Grover
Cleveland pay out the balance in the treas
ury on the public debt? Some gentleman
on the other side, in the confidence of tho
administration, ought to explain why the
Secretary did not exercise tho discretion
given him by law. He (Mr. McKinley) be
lieved it to be a wise discretion to permit
the officer charged with the administration
of the fiscal affairs of tho Government to
call bonds or withhold a call of bonds
when tho condition of the public treasury
permitted or demanded tho one or the
other. Therefore, unless tho amendment
he had offered was adopted, ho would feel
constrained to cast a negative vote upon
the resolution. Of course, Republicans
could not prevent the Democratic party
from voting a want of confidence in
its own administration. They could
could not prevent it from voting a vote of
condemnation upon tho Pnsident and his
Secretary. That was what the resolution
meant. Think of it. A Kepublican Sec
retary of the Treasury presided over tho
fiscal affairs of the Government from 1N7'.
to 1HS.1. During that time the Democratic
D irty controlled the House for four years.
Phe Kepublican Secretary of tho Treasury
exercised his discretion, and a Hous3 with
a larger Democratic majority than the
present one never thought of taking that
discretion away from him.
Mr. Morrison Tho gentleman is mis
taken. Mr. McKinley Did you eerpusa reso
lution comptliing tho Secretary of tho
Treasury to pay out the surplus?
Mr. Morrison I introduced a joint reso
lution, ami sent it to the Committee on
Ways and Means, and it never got out of
the committee.
Mr. McKinley Exactly. Laughter.
Mr. Morrison And I offered it in the
House, and had the support of the gentle
man from Pennsylvania (Mr. Kandalh.and
we wero kept from passing it by a point of
order from that side of tho House. Ap
plause from tho Democratic side.)
Mr. McKinley Put you never passed it.
You had control of the Committee on Kules.
You could have fixed n time for considera
tion, as you did now. You had a larger
majority than you have now. Whatever
you may have done in committee, or at
tempted to do on the floor of tho House,
one thing is eeitain, you never did adopt a
resolution taking that discretion from u Ke
publican President and Secretary.
Mr. Morrison I was prevented by the co
operation of Democrats with that side of
the House.
Mr. McKinley That is, tho two wings of
tho Democratic party were not in harmony
at that time laughter, and one wing, with
the aid of Kepublicans, prevented you from
taking tho statutory discretion away from
the Secretary. Put now when jou have a
President and the Secretary of the Treasury,
both w ings of tho Democratic party unite
in denouncing them for not calling in tho
bonds and absorbing the surplus. Laugh
ter. It is not to be wondered at. The
campaign of 1HSI was waged and won on
tho howl all over the conntrv that the Ke
publican party had ?000,00i))00of idle sur
plus in the Treasury, ami would uot pay
their honest debts. Governor Hendricks
stated that all over the West. I have no
doubt that my Greenback friend from Iowa
(Weaver) said it all over his Stite. I know
that the distinguished gentleman from
Pennsylvania (Kaudall), in his famous
speech at Nashville, when ho was making
his triumph il tariff march through tho
South from Atlanta to the sea laughter,
earning the banner of protection I know
that ho said there was $:00,000,ooo of sur
plus in the public treasury, and that the
administration of Grover Cleveland would
take it out and pay tho Government debts
with it.
Mr. Kandall I am Wginning in that di
rection now. Applause on tho Democratic
Mr. McKinley Yes: you aro beginning,
but it is sixteen months after your adminis
tration has failed to do it. Laughter. You
have not got very far along yet. Suppose
this resolution passes the House. Supjoe
it passes the Senate. To give it nny sort of
force it must have the appioval of the Presi
dent of the Unit -d States. Laughter. You
are asking, bv this resolution, that the
President shalf do what for sixteen months
he has refused to do. He will lay down tho
pen. which to him has Wen mightier than
the sword laughter, and he will use thai
pen for another purine. He will veto yom
bill, and the surplus will yet remain in tho
Treasury. If this is mere play of jolitics,
a mere play for ignition, you aro welcomu
to it, when your of.n Secretary of the
Treasury solemnly tells the Chairman of tho
Committee on Ways and Means that if this
resolution passes it will impair the public
credit, shako public confidence, and destroy
tho good financial name we have enjoyed
so long. And he says another thing that
this resolution means a trenching uion tho
$100,000,000 which is kept as a redemption
fund for the greenbacks of the country,
and ho asks you not to do it, and yet you
do it. This Congress seems to bo given to
doing just w hat the President does not want
done. If there is anything ou which the
majority of tho House and the President
are in accord I would like to know it.
Laugh'er, during which a Kepublican sug
gested that they were in accord on pension
In his annual message tho President
asked you to do three things. He asked
you to reti e the greenbacks; he asked you
to suspend silver coinage; rnd finally ho
asked you to revise the tariff. What have
you done? You have not retired tho green
backs, you havo not suspended the silver
coinage, you havo not revised tho tariff
at least you havo not revised it under the
leadership of Col. Morrison. I don't know
what you may do under tho leadership of
Col. Kumlall. What a delightful situation
it is. Kenewed laughter. Tho gentleman
from Pennsylvania a1out three or four
weeks ago showed his contempt for the
tariff bill of the Chaiimun of the Commit
tee on Ways and Means, and only the othor
day tho distinguished Chairman of the
Committee ou Ways and Means showed his
positive contempt for the attempt of the gen
tleman from Pennsylvania to ni'tko a tariff
bill. Laughter. And so it goes. There is
not a single thing m which this Democra
tic party agrees and is in positiv e accord, ex
cept gettiug the offices not one. Laugh
ter. 1
Mr. Morrison And we are getting along
only middling at that. Kenewed laugh
ter. Mr. McKinley Yes; and you aro getting
them very slowjy. Put the gentlemen from
Pennsylvania and Indiana (Messrs. Kan
dall and Dolman) undertook to break
down the civil-service law by a rider upon
an appropriation bill. The gentleman
from Pennsylvania and his wing aro for tho
spoils. I was glad to find my honest friend
from Illinois standing against that covert
Mr. McKinley then quoted from the let
ter written by Secretary Manning to the
President on May 20, lat, tendering the
reignation of his office, and from the
President's reply thereto. From the latter
letter h quoted the following sentence:
"I had hope that tho day was at hand
when tho party to which we belong, influ
enced largely by faith and confidence in
you, and in the wisdom of your views,
would bo quickened in the sense of the re
sponsibility, and led to a more harmonious
action on tho important questions with
which you have had to deal."
That, said Mr. McKinley, was tho way
the President felt on May 28. How would
ho feel alter this resolution of censure,
this resolution of condemnation, this
resolution of disapproval, this resolu
tion of a want of confidence. He
can not resign and go to tho country, said
Mr. McKinley, but each one of you will
go to tho country, aud each one of us
will go to the country, and the issue will
bo made up. Cleveland will veto your
resolutions, and wo will all go to the
country ou that, and leave the $400,000,000
Hendricks said was in tho Treasurv and
the ;ioo,000.000 the gentleman from Penn
sylvania said was in tho Treasury still. I
only w ant to say in conclusion that I hope
the amendment I ottered will bo adopted.
It seems to me absolutely demanded if this
resolution should pass. Let us save that
8100,000,000 reserved from encroachment;
let us say that the 831,000,000 of tho
promises of the National Government shall
lie kept secure, and if we do that and adopt
tho amendment, giving to the Secretary of
the Treasury a fair working balance which
any business man or corporation would
keep, then your resolution will be harmless
and it will be spared tho veto of the Presi
dent of the United States, Applause.
Mr. Keed, of Maine, saw in tho resolu
tion a mere political game.
Mr. Hemier son, of Iowa, favored tho
resolution because it enforced a Kepublican
proposition. Now that tho Democratic party
had determined that the pension bills should
not bo passed, he was in favor of paying
out the surplus on the public debt.
The Sliottrim Policy.
In the five Southern States whero tho
colored population preponderate to wit:
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
aud South Carolina two Kepresentatives
in Congress represent 8,010 votes each;
one, y,iU0; two, 10,000 each; four, 11,000
each; seven, 1H,000; six, ll.OiK) each; three,
1"j,000 each; three, 10,000 each; one, 17,
000; two, l'.,000 each; two, 20,000 each;
two, 22,000 each; two, 21,000 each; aud one,
:io.00O votes. In theso Slates the average
vote in all tho districts is 1(5,214. In tho
Noitheru States tho average vote is 3.".14D.
Thus we havo this result: Ohio, with ft
total vote of 7N0.011, is represented by 21
Congressmen, while the States of Ala
bama, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisi
ana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Florida,
with a total vote of but 7d,.,5:( are repre
sented by 45 Congressmen. That is, it
takes more votes to elect 21 Congressmen
in Ohio than it does to elect l i Congress
men in the States named. And this dis
parity might be prolonged indefinitely. In
the five Southern States which I" havo
named, at the time of the election in 184
there were f2n,:j'.)2 white votes. The total
vote cast, as I havo shown, was 70'.),r:jr,,
thus showing that probably Put 40,141 col
ored men voted. In these five States there
w ere 1,212,121 voters. Only .780,131 voted,
while the non-voting voters were OiCtJ'M).
Put why pursue this investigation? The
political power of tho South to-day is
wielded by a minority of th voting popula
tion. Thes ? figures show that the cfl'ect of
the shot-gun policy has been to put an end
to the voting tendencies of a large per cent,
of the imputation of thtse Southern dis
tricts; for one thing is certain either these
voters in large numbers have stayed at
home and refused to vote, or ilsj the sys
tem of apportionment is unjust and unfair.
Speech by Conrjrein(tn (JroMvrnnr.
Tun Democratic Houso of Kepresenta
tives has passed one of tho vetoed pension
bills over tho President's head. In this
Mr. Cleveland roundly lectured Congress
for its carelessness in investigating pension
claims, saying that tho claimant under the
bill had never applied for a pension to the
depaitnient. Tho next day a Republican
Congressman exhibited to the House tho
papers in the case, taken from tho files in
tl:e Pension Kureau. enveloped in their
official jacket. In this instance Mr. Cleve
land was a nice person to lecture Congress
about carelessness. Put he got a chance
to indu in a sneer against a Union sol
dier. lit'linntipolift Journal.
Democisatic organs nre frantically call
ing upon old soldiers to notice that tho
President did not veto nil tha pension bills.
Perhaps he Mas too tir?d.
Standing of the Clubs in the National
Leaguo and the American Association.
Notes and Gossip of Interest t'onceni
lug the National Game and
Its Plajers.
The week just closed finds Detroit still
in tho lead, with Chicago a close second.
The latter club has manage 1 to drop one
game during the week, while tho former
captured every game they played. New
York holds well to the third place, with
Philadelphii only a few games behind.
Do.xton is in the fifth position and St. Louis
closo on its heels. TLo Washingtous and
Kansas Citys have verv littlo to be proud
of, and have prolnibly by this time become
fully aware that they are in rather fast com
pany. In the race for the American Association
pennant the St. Louis Drowns have a long
lead for first place, Pittsburgs a good sec
ond, and Krottklyus third. The appended
schedule will give the standing of both
tho League and tho Association.
Games tia.nes Post
Clubs won. lost, pjnol.
Detroit hi li 1
CkicHCO 4 13 3
Niww York :w 1.) 1
Phrliulelnhia 31 '20 4
Poattn '22 3 1
St. Lnui '20 40 1
KiiiiHiitt City 13 40 e
Wellington 9 41 4
Clubs Won. Lost.
Athletic 2S 31
P.iiltimoro 22 41
Prcoklyn 'Mi 31
fincimi'iti 30 3S
Louisville 30 3.1
M-tr ioiitun -0 37
IT.tsUirir 37 2!
St. Louia 4S 21
The Kev. 8. J. MePherson, pastor of the
Second Presbyterian Church of Chicigo,
recently preached a very strong sermon
against racing and its necessary adjunct,
"pool selling," as conducted at the Wash
ington Park races. He made a comparison
Wtwceu the exhibitions given by this fash
ionable club and the League base-ball
games, as conducted by the Chicago ball
club, the lattr-r being more suitable lor la-die-
end gentlemen to patronize, for the
reason that on the ball grounds no malt or
spiiituous liquor was sold, nor pool selling
lo:' gambling of any kind permitted, nor
were any Sunday games allowed by clubs
belonging to the National League. Con
sidering that Mr. McPLerson's congregation
is made up largely of merhbers belonging to
the Washington Park Club, his plain, out
spokeu words caused! quite a sensation.
Nothing succeeds like success and, con
versely, nothing fails like failure. At this
time last year, when the Chicago Paso Pall
Club w as w inning aluO"t every game it
played, its praise was on every tongue, but
now that it is only winning about five games
in seven everybody has some apology to
offer for the club's poor paying and a
thousand and one excuses are made for it.
Of late it has been current gossip that tho
older member' of tho club were against the
latest acquisitions and would not support
them, especially the "colt" battery, l lynn
and Moolic. Such talk is arrant nonsense
r.nd originated in tho pates of those who
havo just enough hasp ball learning to
make it a dangerous thing. Flynn and
Moolic are quiet, modest anf gentlemanly
lads,and for those virtues tho veterans have
taken most kindly to the youngsters, w hoe
excellent work has establihhed for them a
good imputation with tho base-ball-loving
public, llyan, too, is of the same pattern,
and tho utter absence of "swelled head"
and braggadocio has made the three de
cidedly popular.
Another of the fairy tales was that a com
bination had been formed between McCor
mick's particular cronies to freeze out
Clarksou and by losing games in which he
pitched and winning when McCormick was
in the box, to add to "Mac's" reputation at
the expenso of Clarkson's. To this romance,
too, there is no tangible foundation, but
there is a sensible and, more than that, a
true reason for the slight falling off in this
year's playing compared with that of last
Several years ago .Too Quest gave the
laam of "Charlie horse" to a peculiar con
traction and hardening of the musch s and
tendons of th thigh to which base-ball
players are especially liable, from the sud
dtn starting and stopping in chasing balls,
as well as tho frequent slides in base run
ning. Pfeffer, Anson, and Kelly are so
badly troubled with "Charlie horse" there
are times they can scarcely walk. Core
had it so bad he had to lay off a few davs,
and is not entirely free from it now. "Will
iamson, too, has had a touch of it. Pe
sides that, Kelly's arm has not been in good
shape at any time this season. "With so
large a number of its old reliables crippled,
it is no wonder tho 1kvs havo not made
so good a showing as had been expected,
but anyone who lays odds that thev are out
of the race may find himself poorer in pocket
but richer in experience at the end of the
Not i' from tli IMuinonil.
Tun Detroit Club claims to be 5?3nfnw)
ahead on tho season thus far.
It is expected there will be a great rush
of ball clubs to California thi fall.
Lakky Cokcouax, formerly pitcher for
tho champion Chicago-, is playing short
stop for the Wahingtons.
Sweeny, of the St. Louis League Club,
has been engaged by the Syracuse Stars.
It is understood that a break may be ex
pected in the American Association before
the end of the season.
Oli Deacon White, of the Detroit, gets
weekly reports from tho overseer of his
farm in New York State.
Koor.r. Coxxoit. of the New Yorks,
saves Gerhardt, Word, and Esterbrook
many errors by his wonderful one-handed
catches of norly thrown balls.
To JULY 8, inclusive, tho League had
made 103 home runs, of which the Detrcits
had made 21, Chicago 20, Philadelphia 15,
St. Louis 11, Poton 10, Washington 10,
New Yoik ! and Kansas City 8.
TllEitEis said to be considerable founda
tion in the report that the League and As
sociation clubs of St. Louis are to con
solidate the best players of each and f orm
the new League club.
In 1K85 the Natioral League clubs used
up 2,40 of Spalding's base-balls. This
year they will use over three times as many.
Capt. Anson wan interviewed in St.
Louis, and said that tho Drowns could not
stand higher than fifth jdace in the League.
He says further that th Philadelphia are
a better set of players thau tho Drowns,
and could deteat them three times out of
rive. Anson does not believe in mascots,
but pays little Willi? Hahu is a great ad
vertisement for tho Chicago.
Nichols), Phillips, Allen, ami Smith, of
tho Harvard College Club, all graduated
recently. They have been tho backbone of
the teain for four yeni s past. Nichols wai
one of the greatest college p'lchera ever
A coTTON-mx manufacturer has
shipped ten of the most improved ma
chines to llussia, as the Ilussian Gov
ernment wants them to experiment in
cotton culture in the Plack Sea prov
inces. To r.KMovE candlo greaso from fur
niture without injuring the varnish,
rub it off with a little warm water and
a rag.
A calculation made of tho figures
of a mile-long railroad train drawn by
a single locomotive, establishes that
there were tf.2.VI tons weight on this
train, which was drawn by a single 55
tou engine. This would bo more than
the weight of many steamships with
their cargoes.
Pemaukakle accuracy is now at
tained by engineers m cutting tunnels
through mountains, working from both
ends. Thus at tho Musconetcong Tun
nel, on tho Lehigh Valley Pailroad,
the alignment tested to U.01 feet, or
less than one-halt an inch. In this case
levels were ni 5,00D feet long.
Louisiana claims it possesses the
largest area of merchantable timber in
America and the greatest variety of
woods; it possesses iron oro and coal
closer together in abundance than they
are to be found anywhere else in the
world; it possesses water-power to turn
all tho factories of civilization; fertile
lands without limit good for all the
products of the temperate and tropic
The distribution of mechanical
motive power is receiving increased
attention in Europe. Should the
problem once bo solved, tho great
factory would disappear so far as re
lates to its repelling features. The
Paris Temps has just given an ac
count of ono method of distribution
whi h is actually at work in the French
capital, in tho Hue Heaubourg, a local
ity in which a number of the small in
dustries which peculiarly characterize
Paris aro carried on. Tho principlo
employed is that of rarefied air. Hy
means of a large steam engine a vacu
um of seventy-five per cent, is pro
du ed in a pipe, from which smaller
tubes branch off to each workshop.
The workshops aro soverally provided
with small motors, worked, of course,
by means of tho difference of pressure
between the density of air in tho
tube) and that of tho atmosphere.
Thus tho power can bo distrib
uted in quantities no greater than may
bo needed to work a sewing machine,
for instance. Each workman is sup
plied with an automatic registering ap
paratus, and as ho is able to shut off
the power when it is not required ho
is c harged only for the quantity act
ually used. A lixed monthly rent is
charged in addit'on to tho installation,
the rent being proportionate to the size
of the motor in the workman's room.
The principle of rarefied air has been
adopted in preference to that of com
pressed air, because thero is less dan
ger of accident and the inconveniences
which might arise from the chilling
consequences of the use of compressed
air in small workshops are avoided.
Tho importance of tho economic dis
tribution of motive power in fractional
quantities in Paris is indicated by the
fact that in ono municipal division
alone there are five thousand persons
engaged in small industries who re
quire in tho aggregate from ten to
twelve hundred horso power per day.
Taking the entiro population of Paris,
forty per cent, aro engaged in such
small industries.
A Dinner in Islam.
In the Oriental household there arc
no lixed hours, no fixed habits, no reg
ular sitting-rooms, dining-rooms, bed
rooms. The divan which serves as a
seat or lounging place during tho day
serves as a couch at night. Each per
son eats when disposed to. Sweet
meats, sherbets, and coffee, particular
ly tho last, aro partaken of at interval
all day long. -When a regular meal ij
served, it is usually an "occasion" of
some sort, and it is served in courses.
The greater tho "occasion," tho" larger
the number of courses. Ono dish coin
poses the course. It is served on a
large platter of copper, or brass, or
silver, or gold, according to the wealth
of the host. This platter is placed on
a circular table of the same circumfer
ence as the platter, and al out a couple
of feet high. Around this table tho
guests place themselves either on cush
ions or in order to bo accurate I must
bo inelegant squatting. Thero are
neither knives, forks, nor plates, noth
ing but the hugo platter, which entirely
covers tho table; and from this hu?e
dish each person helps himself with tho
first two fingers of the right hand.
Never, under any circumstances, must
food bo touched with tho left hand; to
do so would be to detile it. A meal
servod in this way consists anywhere
from six to twenty-six courses. Some
of them are rather nice, many of them
are very nasty. It is hardly necessary
to say that no wine is served. Tho
good Mussulman never drinks wine
in public! After every course servants
hand to each guest a small basin con
taining tepid water, delicateiv per
fumed, and a clean napkin. I'his is
very refreshing, and when tho manner
of dining is remembered, verv neces
sary. There is no lack of liquid re
freshment, but as this is made up of
sherbets of various flavors, but all ex
tremely sweet, one is apt, about midway
of the feast, to long for a draught of
cool, clean, comfortablo water. Hose
y tinge.
Dictates of Fashion.
Miss Style (to coachman) "James,
vour whiskers aro not in harmony with
Eido's. It mortifies mo dreadfully
when I go on the boulevards. I wish
vou to take Fido with you to tho bar
ber's, and havo your whiskers trimmed
to iratch his."
James "Mightn't I havo the dog'a
haircut to match mine, ma'am?"
Miss Stylo (sternly) "How can you
think of it? Fido is just in style."
I thay, old chappie, can you let me
havo your horse to Iwivo in my dwag
this aftahnoon?" "Why, of course;
but why not drive your own?" "My
deali boy, Via going to take Miss
Dwesser dwiving, and sho always weahs
that deuced wed dwes. My horse is
ecwu, y know, and they don't match."

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