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THE JUNKETING EVIL.
•Vr •>>!' WiMiOTOir, April 9.—Some time ago mm some attention paid la die - f^-hes to the junketing habit which now become a prominent sad ao tortoos feature of the United States jta. Before each adjournment of eon *crm provision is ma^e for junketing Jrian It is done Is thaifdrm of neola «ioas instructing different eommitteee _ "investigate" certain things during the summer recess, A lamp sum is sp preprinted under the head of "eontin rent expenses," aad,under a new ar rangement the chairman of each of those junketing committees draws out 914OOO to pay for the summer's outing of hknself and his MlaagMa. This year the Committee on tsrrito gits, of which Platt, of Connecticut, is he to i r . ..m«r resort It will make a very •leasant trip. It is more Interesting ji. .n a journey to Norway and Sweden; jt is more expensive also. Bat that la a r .<ter of no special moment u the people will have to foot the bill. The ostensible purpose of the trip lato study the needs of Alaska and report what legislation is necessary for the territory. Although there is |10,600 at the disposi tion of the committee, the members are „ a t content to make the trip from San Francisco like plain, ordinary people who travel for pleasure. They want to be exclusive and to make a journey without contact with the vul gar mob. They tried to have the fish commission steamer placed at their ser vice, but this vessel could not be spared from her regular duties, and then they Aad the "gall" to Mk the secretary of the navy to give them the new cruiser Charleston, now In San Francisco, to make the trip. The secretary hM this request still under advisement, but it Is believed that he will not consent to it. [t is about time the people of the United States understood these junkets. There is no business whatever per formed for the people or in the interest of the people during these journeys. They are merely for the pleMure of the senators, and the people are called upon i tofoot the bills. Senator Plnmb called at tention veiy pointedly to this during the Ustscssioa. Hoar, of Massachusetts ,wm chairman of a committee on relations f with Canada, and it would seem that [ his journeyings would be along the Canadian border or In Canada, bnt Plnmb, coolly said, much to the disgust at Hoar, that he had discovered Hoar and his committee in southern Califor nia in the fail, about 4,000 miles away from Canada. This is the nature of these trips, though, In a general way, they are not meant for anything except pleasure of the senators, and m stated before the tax-payers "pay the freight" A MOB FOILED. A Colored Hob at Kansas City Attempts to Lynch ■ Negro Murderer Bnt le De feated. Kansas City, Mo., April 9.—A mob stormed the county jail at Second and Main streets at 1 o'clock this morn ing. It wm a mob of Infuriated colored men, about thirty-five In number, masked with handkerchiefs, fully aimed and bearing a rope, already knotted, and which wm Intended to choke out the life of William McCoy (colored), who lMt Sunday night bat tered out the brains of his mistress, Moilie Magruder, near the Priests of Pallas hall at Seventh and Lydia. The mob wm driven away after shots were fired and bloodshed seemed Immi nent Everything wm qnlet about the coun ty jail when the mob entered the front hallway. Dqputy Marshal Malloy, who has charge of the jail at night, wm making the rounds of the cells In the marshal's office In the west wing of the court house was Deputy Marshal Em mons Upstairs Deputy Keshlesr was sleeping, for he wm not on duty at the time. The mob entered the front hall quiet ly, lowered the gas and began pouring down the stairway to the basement where the jail proper is located. They were checked by the wooden door which shuts off the upstairs part of the building from the visitors' lobby In the jail. This door the ringleaders of the mob burst open and had jnst started through when Capt. Malloy came run ning up from the woman's part of the jail with a revolver In his hand. "Give ns those keys," yelled some one down through the big light shaft, and the men in the staircase echoed the ery. Capt. Malloy began firing and the men began retreating np the stairway. Had not the door resisted them so long they would hove been at the entrance to the cells, and then a fight would hove been necessary, for hurried flight would have been cut off. As the negroes began to come up the stairway Deputy Marshal Keshlear came down stairs from the second floor, having been aroused by the shouts and Deputy Emmons ran into the front hallway from the marshal's office. w«s seised by the throat by three of the men who demanded the keys. Another *vitha revolver against Deputy Keah lear's breast cried: "Give ns the man who killed that woman." t The deputy answered In vigorous words that they could not get McCoy. Capt. Malloy fired again and the mob wfian retreating slowly. It scattered into groups of eight or ten and exoited tarts of men were still lingering about the street corners in the north end at 3 'O clock this morning. Emmons , SCHIHIOTADY, N. Y., April ft ' Everett .Smith, republican, wm elected tosyor yesterday tar over 400 majority, » gain of 900 votes for the republicans The republicans alao elect a majority • the supervisors end aldermen. ALBuqmcnquB, N. M„ April ft-In J®*terdajr , i election the remtbliotns _ .. They eleetod* mayor ud five oounellmes. PuVimuiM. f. V*., ^vre sucoeaefuL ; t l-H. x ■ REPUBLI CAN BANQUET. ttak Boeiox, April ft—Tim Erst dinner of the republican club o< Massachusetts wm held in Music hall last evening. Omen were laid for 819 besides the guests and speaken, and with toe spectators In the gallery more than 1.M0 people were prese n t President Roger Wolcott ant at the middle of the head table. On bis right wars Secretary A P- Tracy and other prominent Re publicans. Precisely at 1 o'clock President WoL eott rose to open the speaking. Among other utterances were thsae: "The re publican party must rally to its stand ard and recruit and drum out the mer cenary. The loss of thousands of voters In this state wm dae to the Pennsyl vanian who la still chairman of the na tional committee. The kind of personal politics that seeks end requires what Is called 'vindication' is always at the ex pense of party and Is a blunder when it is not a crime. The standard of polit ical rectitude must be made more ex acting and It must be remembered that the nation and not the self Imposed can didate hae the only 'claim' upon every office in its gift" Secretary Tracy was greeted by ris ing and cheering. After expressing his thanks for the welcome extended to him, hs paid a high tribute to the re publican party and the present ad ministration. He recognized as the underlying power of the latter the clear intelligence, the firm will and the high conscientiousness of purpose of Presi dent Harrison. He spoke of the diplo matic triumph of the secretary of state, saying that in the lateat question aris ing in the foreign relations, which a single error might have produced grave results, the course promptly adopted by the state department had been followed by a wave of public sentiment in Europe in commendation of the tone and temper with which this government had met the occasion. He Bpoke of the great work of Secretary Windom in the treasury department and made a feel ing allusion to the last scene in his life. He described the good work done In all the other depart ments of the government and de fended the Fifty-first congress against the charge of extravagance. He re ferred to considerable length to the ap propriations for pensions and said that while he believed that the nation should not he carried away by a generous sen timent to aillberality beyond its means, he for one o>uld not refuse his assent to the principle which the pension leglsla* tion had enacted Into law, that no man who risked his life in defense of the union should ever want for bread. The secretary then gave a detailed account of the work in which the navy department was at present engaged and concluded as follows: "One last point In naval affairs remains to be con sidered—the question of the employ ment of labor at the navy yards. For fifty years this has been the one weak spot in naval administra tion. Whatever the party in control of the government, it seems hitherto have been powerless to exclude political influence in the employment of navy yard labor. It is not enough, appar ently, that the mechanics and workmen In the government shops should be re publicans or democrats, they must wear the collar of the ward bosses who run the local political machine. The prac tice ia a source of demoralization to any party that attempts to use It, de structive to the government service and debauching local and national politics. It is an ulcer on the naval administra tive system, and I propose to cut It out. [Applause.] My attention has been directed for some time past to the system adopted here in the city of Bos ton for the selection of laborers em ployed upon the city works. I have caused an exhaustive study to be made of that system by which you have largely succeeded in eliminating poli tics from municipal labor and I believe that by an extension and modification of it, the same result can be made reason ably certain in the government navy yards. "Whether the present civil service law is the best that could be devised to improve the civil service of the country, I do not know. But this I do know from personal observation in my own depart ment that the persons appointed under the system are unquestionably more effi cient as a whole than those selected un der any system of pure patronage; and I further find that no republican charged with the responsibility of admin istering one of the great executive de partments of the government can be true to himself, to the faith of the re publican party or to the people of this great nation, whose servant he is, if he fails toemploy any and all means within hi* power to elevate, purify and render more efficient the civil service of the country." Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, of Rhode Island, was the second speaker. "I see throughout the country," said he "evidences of a reaction In public senti ment in favor of the republican party. Democrats have claimed their economio xjllcy superior to that of the repub lean party, principally oa the ground of the latter's tariff policy as against the Interests of Nsw England. The atti tude of the democratic party on the sil ver question wm slightly referred to by them. One democrat, who has been president, hM written a letter on that subject, but it remains to be seen whether the man is more powerful than the whole organization. If re-eleoted he could not fail to carry out its re quests." •__ oross the river to go to work, welling on the Missouri and to avoid being Killed on Bis Way to Work. Kansas City, Ken., April ft—Ed God eel, of No. TfO Ann street, wm run down end Instantly killed by Union Pecifio switch engine No. 1388 at e few minutes before 7 o'clock this morning. Goebel wm foreman of the pickling de partment at Swtft's pecking house end wm on hb way to work. It wm at the time when the switch engines of the Missouri Pacific end Union Paolflo rall ways i Godsel I ^rss straek ORPR REPORT. Washixotox, April U.—In ita month ly crop report the department of agri culture says: On portions of the At lantic and gulf coasts the time of seed what prolonged by oeon eional rsins, but the delay wae not seri ous and the desired area was planted aad in good growth by the advent of winter. Suitable weather and soil con ditions enabled farmers of the Ohio ▼alley states to put in a full breadth under entirely favorable circumstances and proper combinations of sunshine and moisture, which continued until cold weather sent the plant into winter quarters with sturdy growth and good color. In portions of Kansas and Nebraska the prolonged drought of laet summer extended into the period of seeding, interfering some what and rendering germination slow, but seasonable weather during the late fall and early winter was sufficient to offset the disadvantage of a late start The entire season was favorable in Cal ifornia, while in Oregon a dry seed bed received moisture in time to secure good though late growth. The weather was generally mild over the whole area and while the snow fall was comparatively light it came when most needed, pro tecting the plant during the coldest weather. The Ohio valley and trans misslssippl states were especially fa vored, growth in many sections contin uing throughout the winter with suffi cient covering when needed and an en tire absence of damage from freezing and heaving. Brown and bare Bpots are seldom met with, growth and color being remarkably uniform. The general average for condition Is the highest reported for April since 1883 and the individual state averages are remarkable for their uniformity. It is 16 points higher than last year and — above the returns for 1889. A high April condition does not insure a large yield but it indicates a strength and vi tality which would enable the plant to withstand more than the ordinary vicis itudes of the season. The nearest ap proach to the present condition during recent years was in 1884, when the largest crop ever grown was harvested, but a similar high condition in 1886 was followed by a crop of little more than average proportions. The averages of condition In the prin cipal states are: New York, 93; Penn sylvania, 97; Tennessee, 98; Kentucky, 97; Ohio, 98; Michigan, 93; Indiana, 99; Illinois, 07; Missouri, 96; Kansas, 99; Californio, 99, and Ogden, 97. of lag was Is it a BOILING AGAIN. Italy's King "Hopping Mad" at the Com ments and Cartoons of American News papers—The State Department Silent, London, April 11.—It is reported in Rome that if the United States govern ment does not answer Marquis Ira periali's note by to-day Mr. Porter, the American minister here, will be or dered to leave Italy and the whole Italian legation in Washington recalled and the Italian interests left in charge of the British minister. Advices from Italy represent the Rudlni cabinet as deeply hurt by Amer ican comment on the Italian difficulty, and that there is consequently a revul sion of feeling in favor of aggressive measures. It Is said King Hum bert has received from the editor of au Italian newspaper in America a pack age of American newspapers contain ing pictures ridiculing his majesty and belittling the power and dignity of Italy. One picture in particular, repre senting the king as a monkey, gave great offense. Italian blood Is again boiling and something startling Is anti cipated within a few days. NOT CREDITED BY MB. BLAINE. Washington, April 11.—Secretary Blaine was shown the Rome and Lon don cable dispatches by a representa tive of the United press reporting a re vulsion of feeling in Italy in favor of aggressive measures toward the United States and a determination on the part of the Italian government to order Minister Porter to leave Italy and to re call the remnant of the Italian legation now at Washington. The secretary read the dispatches carefully and sim ply remarked: "Not a word relating to all these reports has reached the depart ment No credit is given to the rumors. They seem to be sensational." Beyoud this be would have nothing to say about the Italian imbroglio. It Is known here that Secretary Blaine has prepared an answer to the message of Premier RudinL The fact of tho preparation of Secretary Blaine's reply is not only well understood but It is stated moreover that the secretary's letter was submitted to the president and his cabinet and wm found to be satisfactory. In view of these circumstances it ia asserted with considerable confidence that the letter of Secretary Blaine has already been sent to Marquis Rudini, though whether it was communicated by mail or telegraph Is not known. If the former method were adopted the Italian premier, it is believed, was ap prised of the fact. at to is as in his The Csar's Escape, London, April 11.—The Telegraph's correspondent at St. Petersburg says that Stamelken, the man arrested on Monday on suspicion of being about to make an attempt on the czar's life, be longed to the Scacvolia club of Khar doff, the members of which were hound by oath to make continual efforts to murder the czar. Most of the members of the club have since been arrested. A number of students also have been arrested at Khardoff. Orders Disregarded. St. Louis, April 11.— Advices from the northern bonier of Tc'xsb say that notwithstanding the Instructions to government agents and the threat of Indian Agent Woods, of Ponca, I. T., to call for government assistance if an other ear of cattle is unloaded in the Osage nation, the cattle men continue to ahlp cattle into the reservations and are now running, an average of four train loeds of stock to the nation dally. In the lest three week* nearly 35,090 head the ber of st have been shipped from San Angelo to SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Far Sate for Uellnqaml Tam. Polk place, the home of President James K. Polk, at Nashville, Tcnu., and which has ever since his death been oc cupied by Mrs. Polk, has been adver tised for sale to recover taxes to the amount of nearly 81,900. This fact has created no little comment. It is con tended by some that should the prop erty be sold to some outside party for the taxes and a deed be made this would defeat the terms of the will of President Polk, and the state could not then carry out the trust imposed upon it Polk place is situated at the corner of Vine and Union streets, and contains the tomb of the president. In that portion of the will disposing of this property Mr. Polk says that under a mutual agree ment between himself and wife it was their wish that after the death of his wife the property should never pasa into the hands of strangers, who are not related to him by consanguinity. He therefore bequeathed the property from and after his wife's death to the state of Tennessee, to be held in trust for certain purposes and none other. President Polk then says in the will that the state shall permit the house and premises to be occupied by such of his blood relatives having the name of Polk as may be designated by the state, but if at any time there shall be no blood relation bearing the name of Polk, then the house and premises shall be occupied, used and enjoyed by such other of his blood relations as may be designated by the state to execute this trust. The will further directs that such occupant shall keep the place in repair and pay the public taxes thereon. Gen. .Johnston's Wilt. Gen. Joe Johnston's character is well illustrated by his will, which was filed at Washington the other day. He was a conscientious man, with a desire to do exact justice to every body. His wife died some years ago, and he inherited her estate. There were no children. It appears from the will that the gen eral carefully kept his own and his wife's wealth separated. This is more notable from the fact that the most of the property of both was in stocks and bonds and other personalty. In the be ginning of the will he states that as a portion of his estate was derived from his wife it 81 his desire to distribute that portion to his wife's relatives. He then assigns various sums to the late Sirs. Johnston's relatives, principally to the Me Lanes, of Baltimore. His own stocks and bonds in various railroads he distributes among nephews and nieces. The estate is worth about 8 * 0 , 000 . Remarkable Ferrymen. There have been two remarkable ne gro ferrymen at the old Petersburg fer ry, at the junction of Broad and Savan nah rivers, in Georgia. This ferry has been owned'by Capt. Drew Cade for a number of years. When he came into possession of it old Bob was the ferry man, and he remained there till he died, completing the remarkably long term of sixty-nine years as ferrymen at that place. Just before he died, about ten years ago, lie told where his gold and silver money was buried on the river bank. It was found to amount to SHOO. The river often overflowed it. but old Bob never troubled about this. Old Bob's son, Abe, the present ferryman, commenced the work with his father thirty-two years ago, and is always at his post, and will remain there as long as he lives, perhaps, bequeathing the place to his son. Foul Attempt to Kill a Woman. . In the lower end of Jefferson county, Ala., near Brook Woods, live two broth ers, Columbus and Bud Garner. The other night Columbus and wife visited at Bud's house, and after making them welcome to seats Bud went out, slipped . under the house and fired at the woman | with a pistol through a crack in the floor over which she was sitting. The bullet struck her foot and glanced, pro during no serious results. The wonld be murderer is still at large. It is said to have been done in pursuance of a deliberate plot to get rid of the woman. ! At Paris. Tex., Tom Willis, the 5-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. It. I*. Willis, while playing in a room with other ehil- I dren, fell into a kettle filled with hot ! water that was setting in the fire-place. * and was scalded in a frightful manner. There were two grown people in the j room and his 9-year-olil sister, and they pulled him out at once, but he was so | badly scalded that the skin and parts of flesh came off his left arm and leg. Ho is also burned about the head and face, \ as he pitched hcad-fiist into the kettle. a a ' a Srrlou.lv Scalded. A Louisiana Cyclone, A terrible cyclone and whirlwind passed through the country near Homer, La., the other day, tearing down trees, fences, and everything before it, its di rection being from west to east. A negro church near Mr. J. Keener's farm, occupied as a colored school, was com pletely demolished. About twenty-five colored children were in the building, but all cscuped injury. Tired of Life. Capt. Pratt, of Atlanta, Ga., went to ifilledgevile, On., in charge of his wife, who was violently insane, to place her in the state lunatic asylum at that place. Mr. Pratt, after returning tc his hotel, took poison and died. A Young Criminal. A 10-year-old boy was arrested for robbing the post office box of tho At lanta (Ga.) national bank of letters con taining negotiable paper aggregating $15,000. A Bad Fire. Fire at Memphis, Tenn., destroyed the new seven-story abstract building and the Franklin hotel, and did considerable damage to the Fellows building. Death of Geo, GartrelL Gen. Lucius J. Gartrell died at At lanta, Ga. He was at one time a mem ber of the United States congress and of the confederate congress Charted with aa Awful Crli Nettie Lee, a negro, hM been jailed' st Americas. Ge., charged with having burned her ehild. Everything Is said to point to tho Woman's guilt MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. Wasted to Fight. Jackson, April 10.— Assistant Stats Treasurer Will Evans was rumaging around in the Treasurer's office the other day, and spied the corner of a faded en velope sticking up from behind the man tel. Pulling it out, he found It was in teresting reading matter, about thirty years old—a letter from J. S. Wofford. Mr, Wofford is still living in North Mississippi, and Is well known through out the State. No doubt he will ap preciate a perusal of his old letter, which is as follows: Lexington, Dec. 33, MSI. Col. M. D. Hayes, Jackson, Miss. Dear Sir—I joined the army in Aegusl last and after remaining for some time I got a discharge on account of bad health. I have recruited, I think, suffi ciently to return, and especially as a fight is imminent. I do not expect to join permanently, as I suppose I would not be received, being once discharged. 1 wish to go and take a part In the fight at Bowling Green, mv company being at that place. I would like to get a trans portation ticket as I fear there might be difficulty in my getting in the line* without one. I am willing to pay for one, if I can't be furnished one without pay. Please get me one and send it Im mediately. If pay is demanded I will remit it by Mr. Hooker when he re turns. I wish it to Bowling Green. By doing so you will oblige your friend, J. S. Wofford. P. S.—Since writing the within, Mr. Green Morris, a member of the Red Rebels, now on a sick furlough, requests me to write for a transportation, ticket for himself and brother, also a member of the Rebels. Their names are Green and Elias Morris. They want to go to Bowling Green. J. S. Wofford. A Break in the Levee, Greenville, April 4.— The first crev asse this year within the limits of the Mississippi Levee District occurred last night in the southeastern portion of Washington County, Miss., on the lower part of the Stella plantation, some 27 miles below Greenville and about two miles below Longwood. The broken levee was one of the finest in this dis trict, full 1,300 yards from the river, with a heavy growth of immense tim ber intervening between it and thfr river. This embankment would have been the last to be notieed as indicative of weakness. Built in lSfiii by Contrac tor Martin Kelly, an adept at levee building, and originally built 14 feet high with very broad base, its strength was augmented by an enlargement un der Contractor Killebrew gome two years ago. But this but emphasizes the maxim that the unexpected always hap pens. A private levee had held the water from this embankment until within the past two weeks, when the water came against the main levee. Miftcellaneoug. The fruit anj vegetable crops in the vicinity of Booneville, have suffered very little damage from tho rocent cold. From present indi atlons the peach and pear crops will be unusually good. The tomato plants have not yet been trans ferred to the open air. The pea crop, though well advanced, was hurt very little. Most of the strawberries on the vines were killed, but the crop will be in time in that locality to pay well. Mrs. Maria McEaciiin, wife of I'eter McEachin, died at West Point at the advanced age of 90 years. Mrs. Mc . p; ac y n wag <j ne of the oldest settlers of Qj a _ Countv, and occupied a prominent . | The Swamp Land Board consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney-General, met at Jackson last wee ^ sm i decided to place on sale the position in society for many years. She was related to souiecf the best and most prominet families in Mississippi and Alabama. 30,000 acres of pine lands recently so curo(l from the f n j t ed States for indem nity, etc., and instructed the commis sion to advertise for applications, ! application to be entertained, however, which offers less than 82 per acre. Pub lieations will he made, I ! T he l ederal Court for the Eastern * lv * 10 f 0 * ° Mississippi convened at Aberdeen last week. The Urand .lury consisted of 1*> white and three negroes, ror the first iote the ability to read, write and com put© interest heretofore required of petit jurors, was made a test for grand jurors. A PHEXOMKJi0S which cannot be ac A , . .. , • counted for is an item of no little in a a i . it* «««. terest at lastallian Springs just no«. y. „a On the top of a high hill is a spot about three inches in diameter from which Issues forth every sunshiny day. be tween the hours of 11:30 a.m. and U..»0 p.m., blue smoke, which is followed by a bright hot flame of similar hue. Tho j spot presents no appearance different from other barren spots of earth, with ]; the exception of burnt earth caused by tho lire. The charred looking earth surrounding the center was removed, but the center remains black, hard and almost impenetrable. The strange freak was discovered by a woman over a week ago, and since has been watched daily. The eruption does not appear when tho weather is cloudy. With fleecy clouds when the sun Is covered, there is smoke but no flame. Opinions are various. Several months ago some chemicals were thrown near that place and tho cause is ' aid to that by some. Walter Simpson shot and killed L. E. Price, a wealthy old bachelor who lived in the southwestern portion of Jasper County, last week. Simpson had a difficulty with a negro and Price ln terferred, when Simpson tired on Price with a shotgun, killing him instantly. Grand and ample preparations are making for the successful unveiling of the Confederate monument In Jackson June 30. Invitations have been sent to fourteen young ladies of the State, daughthers of prominent Confederate aotdlen, Mking them to be preMnt to repreeept the origins, (seeding Stetot no | SIXTY-THREE WIVES. The Family of a Congo Monarch aad ■ Account of Hi* Country. The French government has recently begun a careful exploration of the vast territories which came under its sway after the division at the Berlin con gress, and which 'is known as the French Congo. The farther the explorers proceed the more astonished they are at the charac ter of the population, which, in many sections, is very warlike and can raise large armies. Large rivers abound, and the inhab itants spend half their time upon them, hunting the hippopotamus and the ele phants which come to feed in the marshes. The warriors are nearly all armed with spears and shields made of very thick matting ami hippopotamus hide. They have considerable knowledge of the art of building and of agriculture. Some of their plantations are well laid out, and yield immense quantities of food with but little cultivation. At Ouosso. a huge village on a newly discovered island, the explorers found better buildings, allowing more taste and skill than any seen elsewhere in Central Africa. The warriors are always prepared to fight everybody who comes along, but can generally Is; pacified By presents of pearl or porcelain buttons or cotton cloth. They do not value these objects sim ply because they are buttons and cloths, but because they serve as money all through the Congo country. One of the chiefs at Onosso possesses no less than sixty-three wives, with whom he lives in an immens wattled palace, divided into sixty-three compartments, whole household amounts to nearly six hundred persons. His palace is adorned with certain rude paintings and sculptures, indicat ing that the people with education would develop decided taste for orna ment. Ili.s The women go naked, •ith the ex ception of loin cloths and garters ou their right legs. They all have numer ous families of very hideous-looking children. In this district copper bracelets, made with much skill, are used for money. The king keeps a little army of artisans at work mnking them, so that his treasury is never empty. Elephant hunting is one of the great industries of the whole region. Min ganga. a king who controls a wide ex tent of country, and who is reputed the greatest drunkard in Congo-land. con trols most of tin- ivory commerce and regularly sends caravans to the coast. He has accumulated a large fortune in elephant tusks, which he exchanges regularly for copper money. The natives are very willing to hunt the elephant, since they are rewurded by great feasts every time one of the huge beasts are killed.—N. Y. Journal. HIS SOLE OBJECT IN LIFE. He Was In Sore Distress But Desired to be Honest. "Gentlemen,'' he said, as he preached the four of us seated in u row in the waiting room, "it grinds me to the soul to be obliged to ask favors of strangers, but I've got to do it rignt here and now." "What's your case?" asked the man on my left, who looked like a judge. ' I've lost a wife and five children." "Well?" "Then my house burned down and f got no insurance." "Well?" "Then I fell out of a tree and broke my leg. and didn't walk for a rear." "Well?" "Then I sold a piece of real estate— tile only property I had—and a fellow robbed me of every cent." "Well?" ap "Then I got a heavy cold, consump tion set in. and one of my lungs is gone and the other going." "Well?" "When 1 was a boy. ten years old, anii in Vermont. 1 stole a water me i on f rom a fanner. My crime was never discovered, but it has weighed lead on my conscience, and I know it has hastened my end. 1 want to live long enough and collect money enough to enable me to return to Ver* mont, go to that farmer s house, and. standing before him, sav: " 'Mr. Pritchard, thirty-nine rears .,; . ,• . . ago. when 1 was but a giddy boy. 1 stole / waU ,,. me]on of wunt to be fo iv ; n before j die . and t wallt t0 maUo 8Uch reparation as I can. ]j ere j s thirty thousand dollars in gold, q' a i H , jf nm i buy a stcamlioat, and say j am forgiven.' " "You are an infernal dead beat and ]; ar :" roared the judge us the man -UhmI in an attitude of humility, hut weehipped inlialf a dollar apiece, and sent him away rejoicing.—N. Y. Sun. "Well. I'm ragged, poor, hungry and sick, and want money to buy a supper and pay for a night's lodging." "I see. Yon are hard up. indeed, f should think you were tired of life." "I have jnst one object in living." "And that?" 1 am sorry. I High School lloy*. A venerable instructor was speaking :he other day of the high school gradu ates. lie thought it was gratifying and interesting to note tho prominent posi tions held by the graduates of this in stitution throughout the city. There are high school boys everywhere. In the bunks and law offices and all busi nesses they will be found in large num bers. The many high school boys in the newspaper business Is surprising. A large percentage, if not a majority, of the men who furnish the local public with their daily journals are those who claim tiie high school as their alma mater.—Albany Argus. How He Valued It. Mrs. Banks—I bought Mrs. nigh tone's cute little dog for five dollars to day. Mrs. Brooks—How did you manage It? She told me she wouldn't take fifty dollars for it. "Oh, easy enough. I bought it from her husband."—Jury.