Decision Rendered by the United
States Supreme Court Regarding:
Iowa Prohibit ion.
The Decision of the State Court Re
versed and the Law Declared
Another Break in Lake Rates Reported
—Banker (jraves in Jail—
WASHINGTON, April 29.—The supreme
court of the United States has rendered
a decision in the case of Leisy, beer
manufacturer of Peoria. Ills., against
Marshal Hardin, of Keokuk. Iowa, who
had seized beer imported from Illinois to
Keokuk. The question involved in this
case was the validity of the state law of
Iowa, which prohibits sale of malt
liquors in the state. The supreme court
of the state decided that the law was
valid, but the supreme court reverses
that decision and decides that the Iowa
state law is unconstitutional. Chief
Justice Fuller delivered the opinion of
the court. Justices Harlan. Gray and
Brewer dissented from the opinion of the
DECIDEDLY A SENSATION.
A Leading Wisconsin Kiiurator Opposed
to the Kenr.ett Law.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. April 29.—Presi
dent Merrill, of Ripon college, who is
recognized as one of the leading educa
tors of this state and a leading Congre
gationalism has created a decided polit
ical sensation by declaring himself as
unalterably opposed to the Bennett
school law, in the course of his address
before the Congregational union, held at
the Church of the Pilgrims, on Grand
Avenue. He denounced the law as tui
American and in the course of liis re
marks said: "Those
say that the
secular and sovereign state shall deter
mine the educational formation of a
human soul, in the most critical period
of its existance are about twenty-five
centuries behind the proper wisdom of
the time. That would have done for
Sparta, but it is very poor wisdom for
a Christian country."
RATES BREAK AGAIN.
Another lO Cents Lopped Off Lake and
Rail Rates Between East and West.
ST. PAUL, April 29.—There has been
another break in late and rail rates. It
was made by four of the Chicago roads
ill connection with the Central Vermont
line of steamers. The rates are 01.50,
40, 32, 27 and 24 for the six classes, and
apply from New York and Boston and
points in New England on the
mont road. These rates are 10 cents first
class lower than the lake and rail rates
recently announced by the Lake Super
ior lines and 10 cents from New York
and 13 cents from Beston less than the
rates in effect via Soo line. The new
rates take effect May 1. and are quoted by
the Burlington and Northern, the Wis
consin Central, the St. Paul and Kanses
City and the Milwaukee and St. Paul.
BANKER GRAVES IN JAIL.
The Tricky West Salem, Wis., Financier
Arrested at Pierre.
LACROSSE, "Wis., April 29.—Banker
Wyatt H. Graves, of West Salem. Wis.,
who last Monday suddenly departed, has
been arrested in Pierre, S. D., where he
was wanted. He was informed that
Cashier Ewart, of the bank at Pierre,
which he swindled, was after him with
warrants, and he thought there was a
chance to go there and settle the matter
while the cashier was away. His scheme
did not work, and as soon as he appeared
in Pierre he was placed under arrest and
a telegram sent to West Salt-m notifying
Mr. Ewart. Graves has employed an
attorney, who has asked for a st iy of
proceedings for five days, until Mrs.
Graves can reach Pierre with money to
settle the matter. The case was ad
journed until next Tuesday.
Babe Burned in lied.
OXFORD, Minn., April 29.—Mr. Carl
son, living four miles south of Sunrise,
after lighting the fire in the stove, went
out to the barn, followed by his wife,
leaving a young child asleep in bed.
While they were busy with the stock the
house took fire, and before they saw it
the fire had made such headway that it
was impossible to get in to rescue the
child, although hearing its cries.
Miners Fatally Injured.
DULUTH, Minn., April 29.—One miner
was killed and two fatally injured in
shaft 6, Minnesota Iron company mine,
by a cave. The men were at work when
a large mass of rock fell on them, bury
ing them all beneath it. An Austrian
named Laschance was taken out alive,
but died in a few minutes. Anton
Zalek and John Domino were injured
internally and cannot live.
HEADING OFF CELESTIALS.
Bix of tl»e Heathen Captured Trying to
Kan the Jllocknde.
NOOALES, Ariz., April 29.—The deputy
collector of customs here lias six China
men in jail, who were captured while
crossing the line from Mexico into the
United States. They area portion of a
party of eighty-seven landed a few days
ago at Guaymas by the Mexican steamer
Alejandro,, which took them from the
Panama steamer City of Sydney, that
steamer Oceanic, from China. Inspector
Schell has discovered that another party
had intended crossing into the United
States from San Sabe. The force of
mounted inspectors along the line seems
wholly inadequate to the task of head
ing off the invading Chinese.
An Administrator for ©avis' Millions.
BUTTE, Mont., April 30.—The sensa
tional contest among the heirs of the
f7,000,000 estate of the late A. J. Davis
resulted in the appointment of John A.
Davis, brother of the deceased, admin
istrator, with a bond of $!,000,000. The
case will be appealed to the supreme
THE TRINITY ON A TEAR.
Nortltei'ii Texas Kxperienres I lie Worst
Kiuotl for Fifty Years.
NKW OKLKAXS. April 28.—The Times-
Democrat's Dallas, Tex., special says:
The most destructive flood ever known
in the history of North Texas is now
passing through the Trinity. The great
rain on Friday raised every tributary ol'
it far out of their hanks. Saturday and
Saturday night, it rose rapidly, and a
10 o'clock Sunday morning passed the
highest water mark of fifty years. In
front of this city it is two miles wide,
extending to the foot of Flanders Height
west and to Oak Cliff south of the city.
On the north all residences from a hun
dred yards to beyond Cochrane street are
submerged, some to the second floor and
others to the attic. No one has been re
ported drowned. All night and all day
the people have been moving to higher
ground. Backwater extends far up to
the north side of the city, whilst on the
south houses are submerged as far up as
Ward street north. On the south and
in front of the city there is one vast
ocean thirty and forty feet deep, and at
this hour it is still rising and will so
continue until at least Tuesday. Its
like has never been seen.
Trains on all the railroads, the Texas
Pacific, the Missouri Pacific, the Santa
Fe and the Greenville were not running
west, north and south of the city Sun
day. Washouts are reported all along
their lines, but the worst are imme
diately around the city. Gangs of men
are watching the bridges over the Trin
ity river. anl keeping off the drift. The
crest of the waves lacks six feet of the
flooring of the bridges in the city, but
the Santa Fe's central below town are
reported submerged. News from the
surrounding country is bad. Small
bridges have been destroyed by the del
uge: indeed few are left.
The destruction of crops will amount
to little or nothing, for, as soon as the
water goes down, they will grow again.
The storm of Friday will be a mem
orable one. It extended from the In
dian territory to the Gulf and from Mar
shall to Abilene. There was not a stream
however small or great that was not
raised high above the high water mark.
At many points there were hurricanes of
wind and one genuine cyclone. Many
houses were blown down, but so far not
a single life has been reported lost. A
north wind is blowing and fires are quite
SATAN'S OWN DHL
A Milwaukee Physician Charged with
a Long Series of Horrible
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 28. Dr.
Hatchard, an old and hitherto highly re
spected physician, lias begun a suit for
divorce against his young wife, whom,
among other things, he charges with
Mrs. Ilaichard has filed an answer,
and in it she makes charges against her
aged spouse that are horrifying to the
community, which has for so long re
garded Dr. Hatchard with respect. She
claims that for years he has made a
practice of admitting girls to his home
for the purpose of committing the crime
of abortion, and that the children when
Thrown Into a lied Hot Stove
Not only does Mrs. Hatchard make
this awful charge, but she claims that
the yard adjoining the residence is filled
with the unmarked graves of infants
brought to life in this way. Mrs. Hatch
ard cites five specific instances. In one
case a country girl, named Maggie IIo
gan, was the victim of an abortion from
which she died. The fcetus, eight
Alive and Crying,
was thrown into the fire and burned to
ashes. Other cases of similar character
are charged, the neighbors remarking
the terrible odor from the smoke. The
charges are partially corroborated by
suspicious circumstances observed at the
time by a Catholic priest and Dr. Fox.
who received a mysterious message that
he was wanted at Dr. Hatchard's. It is
hard to make the people of Milwaukee
believe the awful charges against the
white-haired doctor, although lie does
not deny them. An investigation will
be made at once.
LYNCHERS HEADED OFF.
Militia Called Out to Protect Two Mis
souri Murderer* From a Mob.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28.—Gover
nor Taylor received a telegram from
Springfield that two men were in jail
there for murder and they were liable to
be mobbed. The Taylor guards and
ammunition were asked to be sent as soon
as possible. The governor ordered Sher
iff Boone to summon the guards as a
posse. One thousand rounds of ammu
nition were shipped to the Taylor guards.
It appears that Bud Trenary and John
Bidwell were arrested at Green river
for a murderous assault on Turner
Warren. Sheriff Boone received infor
mation that a mob was being organized
to lynch, and therefore telegraphed the
LIVELY SARAH ALTHEA.
Creates* flavor in Her Attorney's Otflco
ttf»cuu»e Moiie.v iri Not Forthcoming.
FRESNO, Cai., April '2S.—Sarah Althea
Terry made her appearance in the office
of (J. G. Sayle, administrator of the
estate of David S. Terry, and demanded
some money. Sayle said he had none on
hand belonging to the estate, but that
there were law books that might be sold.
She then went into the adjoining office
of Caldwell, who is the attorney for the
administrator, and, after wrangling with
him, aiie was ejected from the office.
She returned ami sniiished the windows
and made a scene. Sayle left his office
and she followed, threatening to shoot
Cttllnglier "Lot 'Hr •."
MINNEAPOLIS, April 28.—Tom Galla
gher, a well known tough, got into a row
with Jerry Keys, a contractor, at Cain's
saloon, and fired at him with a revolver.
The ball missed Keys, but struck Will
iam Cain, passing completely through
the thigh. Gallagher was arrested.
DAY'S FATALITY LIST.
Family ol Four so Seriously llnriied
at Milwaukee That None of Tlieiu
Seven Mississippi Flood Refugees
Drowned in Fleeing From a
Bodies of Six Filial Victims Recovered
in Raton llouge Parish
MILWAVKKE, Wis., April At 8
a. m. tire broke out in a small two-story
frame building at the corner of State
and Fifth streets, the lower part of
which was occupied by Robert Virtel's
grocery and the upper rooms as living
rooms. The house was soon enveloped
in flames and several minutes passed lie
fore a ladder could be found and set up
against the window to rescue Mrs. Vin
tel and her three children. Before the
ladder could be raised Mrs. Virtel with
one child in her anus, jumped to the
ground. It was then learned that two
other children were still in the burning
building, and a man, dashing up the
ladder, succeeded in dragging out one of
the little gills. Then one of the firemen
went up and managed to get her young
est child, who was horribly burned. The
mother was badly burned and sustained
painful internal injuries by her jump.
At 4 o'clock a. m. it was thought that
none of them would live. Mrs. Virtel's
husband is at present on a visi to St.
Later.—It is stated at the Emergency
hospital, where the family of Robert
Virtel were taken, that the 8-year-old
daughter was so badly burned that she
will die, but the mother and other
children, though badly burned, may
SUFFOCATED BY MINE GAS.
Four Men 1'erlsh in a Burn in Mine at
HANCOCK. Mich.. April 29.—At 3
o'clock a. m. flames were discovered
bursting from shaft No. 3 of the Han
cock mine. They were partially extin
guished and Captain Joseph Herbert,
John Thomas, John Rowe and Thomas
Bell ventured to go through the smoke
that filled the cutting, in search of John
Williams, a pump boy. Bell was the
last man to go down. As he reached the
ladder he yelled to the others, "Come
back, the gas down there is too thick."
There was no answer, and it was evident
that the three miners had been suffocat
ed. Tying a scarf about his head. John
Pentecost went down alone through gas
that extinguished his lamp. He found
Thomas with his clothing burned off
and his legs frightfully roasted. Rowe
was dead and Herbert nearly so, but
will probably recover. Thomas will
hardly live through the night. The fire
in the lower levels of the mine did not
entirely die out until in the afternoon,
when Williams' body was found 860 feet
from the surface, apparently drowned
by the floods of water that were poured
in. The fire is supposed to have been
caused by the boy entering a gas pocket
with a lighted candle, although there
are suspicions of incendiarism.
TRAIN RAN AWAY.
An Express Hashes Into Staunton at
Terrific Speed—The Sleeper Wrecked
—One lleud, Many Injured.
STAUNTON. Va., April 29.—The express
train of the Chesapeake and Ohio rail
road. for Washington, was descending a
heavy grace at -i o'clock m. a mile west
of here, when the brake rod of the en
gine fell, the air brake was rendered
useless and the wild train rushed into
Staunton at eight miles an hour, tearing
away the roof. The Pullman sleeper
left the track and was thrown on its
side. Fifteen members of the "Pearl of
Pekin" troupe were in the car. Of the
company Miss Myrtle Knott, injured,
died while being taken from the car.
Miss Edith Miller's leg was broken, and
Mrs. Edward Webb. Edward Stevens,
Miss Bertha Fisher, Louis Harrison and
Miss lone Dunham, all escaped with
slight cuts and bruises. W. F. Kilpat
rick. lumber merchant, New York, had
his leg severely torn. The car took fire,
but was put out.
FROM FIRE INTO FLOOD.
Seven ItrfugepH Drowned in Attempting
to Ksrape From a Jturiiing in.
NKW ORLEANS, April —The steam
gin and saw mill of Charles Lawrence,
situated in Spar key. three miles from
Rolling Fork. Miss... was burned Satur
day night. The loss is estimated at $50,
000 partly covered by insurance. Fifty
or sixty of Mr. Lawemce's tenants were
quartered in the gin and in their efforts to
escape from the flames seven were
drowned. The building was surrounded
by water seven feet deep. They had
taken refuge there from the overflow,
and it is stated their carelessness caused
OVERWHELMED BY THE WATERS.
Six Negro Bmlies Recovered from tlie
Lohricll iireuk in llaton Baiige I'minli.
NEW ORLEANS, April 29.—The rumor
which prevailed some days ago about
the loss of life from the flood in the in
terior of West Baton Rouge are authen
ticated. Six lives were lost as far as
known, all negroes. The bodies have
been taken from the Lobdell break. The
water rose so suddenly that most of the
cattle were drowned liefore they could
be gotten out.
Four Fatally Injured.
LIMA, Ohio, April 29.—While return
ing from Lafayette a party of young
people met with a shocking accident
near here. Their horses became fright
ehed and ran into a stone wall, killing
two of them and dashing all the occu
paits against the stone abutment of a
bridge. Minnie and Gertie Pierce were
instantly killed and Ella Hawkins and
Clif Church were probably fatally in
ROCK ISLAND REACHING OUT.
Terminal Facilities Secured at Denver
lor an Extension of tliu Koad.
DENVER, Colo., April 26.—For some
time past mysterious purchases of real
estate in the northern part of the city
have excited the curiosity of all well
posted dealers in this city of real estate.
Yesterday it was learned that the un
known corporation was undoubtedly the
Rock Island, and that it had quietly
secured ground enough not only for a
right of way, but also for independent
yards, round houses, shops and other
appurtenances of a well equipped rail
road. The Rock Island's line now brings
up short at Colorado Springs, seventy
five miles south of here, where it con
nects with the Cog-wheel road to the top
of Pikes )ieak, and with the Midland for
the western side of the range. Its direct
express trains to Denver have come over
the line of the Kansas Pacific from
Junction Point under a running arrange
ment which has naturally proven incon
venient. The cutting of time between
here and Chicago by other roads has
knocked the Rock Island's passenger
business end-wise, and to save itself this
master stroke was necessary.
Sold His Wife for SIOO.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 26.—Henry
Strauss, of Chicago, yesterday purchased
the wife of Fritz Lander, of this city,
for $100. Mrs. Lander and Strauss were
sweethearts in Germany, but became
separated by circumstances. The happy
couple at once took the train for San
Francisco. Lander is a saloon keeper,
and says the money more than compen
sates for the loss of his wife.
NO HE AHEBIGAN WAR
WASHINGTON. April 29.—The repre
sentatives of about ten of the American
nations signed the arbitration agreement
recommended by the Pan-American con
ference at the state department. Among
the nations which signed the treaty were
Brazil. Bolivia. Colombia. Ecuador,
Guatemala, Salvador and Honduras.
The ministers resident of these countries
to the number of about ten, gathered
together in Mr. Blaine's office Monday
and exchanged treaties. The arbitration
treaty is the one which was agreed to in
the Pan-American conference and rec
ommended to the various countries rep
resented in the conference. It could not
be adopted by the representatives of
these countries in the conference, but
was referred by them to their home gov
ernments. which have authorized their
ministers to the United States to meet
in Washington and sign for them. It is
believed that all of the countries in the
conference will sign eventually. This is
the crowning act in the conference, as
this was the principal business for which
the conference was called.
Magnitude of the Approaching Labor
Day Demonstration Causes Uneasiness.
LONDON, April 28.—As May day ap
proaches, the feeling of uneasiness and
dread increases throughout Austria, and
the authorities are overwhelmed with
appeals from the law-abiding element for
protection against outrage and violence.
Though the military has thus far been
used sparingly in quelling disorder, a
greater degree of activity is observable
in the various garrisons, and many of the
weaker ones have been considerably re
inforced. Indeed, it may be stated that
the government now fully shares in the
general alarm felt at the enormous pro
portions which the so-called labor move
ment threaten to assume
and has entirely
abandoned its policy of non-interference
with the work of the civil authorities
preserving order, which has character
ized its attitude with reference to the
recent Vienna riots.
WILLIAM'S OLIVE BRANCH.
The German ICmperor Will Slake Over
tures of friendship to Trance.
PARIS, April 28.—La Pais, the organ
of the I'lysee, says that a proposal in
course of preparation by Emperor Will
iam is to be submitted to President Car
not, looking to a reconciliation of French
and German antagonisms.
La Paix intimates that the proposals
will be of such a character as to have
made its tender impossible under the
administration of Prince Bismarck.
PITTSBURG ROADS REFUSE.
Men Will llare to Strike to Itedress Their
PITTFBURG, April 25.—The grievance
committee of the Federated Railway em
ployes has received replies to their de
mands from the officials of all the rail
roads in the city except one. Their
demands are refused In every instance.
The supreme council of the federation
will be called in to take charge of the
matter. If the railroad officials refuse to
treat with the supreme officers a strike
will be ordered. It is learned that the
engineers will also present a list of griev
ances to the companies, and have
assured the Federation that in case of a
strike they will refuse lo haul trains
manned by non-union men.
THE STRIKE SITUATION.
The Chicago Builders Propose to Totally
Susnend IJiisiness Saturday—Milwaukee
Carpenters Will Strike 11 rick makers
CHICAGO, April 25.—The striking car
penters continue their work of proselyt
ing among the few non-union men in
town and those who daily arrive from
other cities. The telephonic reports to
the strikers' headquarters during the day
from different parts of the city allege
that no building work of any consider
able amount is being done.
It was rumored among the men that
the building bosses would anticipate the
proposed general strike by a total sus
pension of business Saturday night. By
this move the bosses would put the men
on the defensive to a certain extent.
Milwaukee Carpenter* Next.
MILWAUKEE, April 25.—As the result
of action taken at the last meeting the
carpenters of this city will probably
strike on May 1. The Contracting Car
penters' association met, and, after a
Ion. discussion, it wat decided not to
gr:i tit the eight-hour day. The decision
v. as a surprise as it was generally be
lieved that the association would grant
the demands of the men.
FURNISHED FU HEAT.
Lynchers Supply a Sail Augustine
Biitclirr With Two Car
cusses (J rails.
Flirco Slielbnrn, Out., Children
Drowned in a Barrel liy Their
Bloody Battle Between
Troops anil Iinliaiis
Kecord of Crime.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Tex.. April 25.—
Garrett and Jerry Leel, who were in jail
on a charge of attempting to poison Col.
John H. Brooks and family, were taken
from the jail and lynched. Convenient
hooks in front of a butcher shop were
converted into an impromptu gallows.
A FIENDISH FATHER.
He Ends the Lives of His Three Children
by Drowning Them in a Barrel.
SHELBUKN, Ont., April 25.—A well-to-
do farmer named Morrison, living two
miles from here drowned three of him
children :n a barrel of rain water and
then attempted to drown himself in a
creek. Hjft was found on the bank of the
creek in arcritical condition. No reason
is known 'for the rash act.
TWO WRONGS MAKE A RIGHT.
Gen Middleton Stole the FurN But Soaae
Some One Stole Them From Him.
OTTAWA, Ont., April 25.—The com
mittee which has been investigating the
charges that Gen. Middleton appropri
ated certain furs to his own benefit dur
ing the Reil rebellion campaign, lias
reported that the general did order the
furs shipped to him, though, in fact, he
he did not receive them. It was an ille
gal confiscation, but the committee are
satisfied that the general acted under a
misapprehension of the law. His action
was not only improper, but, in view of
all the circumstances, it is recommended
that the general's offer to compensate
the half-breed from whom the furs were
taken be accepted.
FOUGHT WITH INDIANS.
Mexican Besulars Suffer Severe Losses in
a Battle with Yacquis.
CITY OP MEXICO, April 25.—Tuesday
the forces under Gen. Bernandez at
tacked the Yacqui Indians at Canones
de Jubsibenps and La Conia, and after
several hours of lighting routed them.
The Mexican forces lost one officer and
two soldiers and five soldiers were
wounded. The Indian loss was heavy,
but the number of killed is not known.
The troops are scouring the country but
have not met with any large bands.
Gen. Carrielo, whose headquarters are
at Torres, in the center of the Indian
country, claini3 that the campaign will
Bloody Anti-Semitic Riots.
WARSAW, April 25.—An anti-Semitic
mob, numbering 4,000 persons, after in
vading the town of Pi u. in the govern
ment of Siedlee, Galicia, sacked the
shops and dwellings of the Jewish resi
dents. The troops were called out and
eleven persons were killed and many
SOUTH DAKOKA DEMOCRATS.
Ip Session at
The Central Committee
Huron to Arrange for
HURON, S. D.. April 25.—A large num
ber of the members of the Democratic
state central committee are attending
the committee meeting here. There is a
lively contest between Mitchell, Aber
deen and Sioux Falls for the honor of
holding the next Democratic state con
vention, with chances strongly in favor
of Sioux Falls. The date will be as early
as July 1.
North Dakota O. A. R.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., April 25.—The
state cncampment of G. A. R., the state
convention of the W. R. C. and the en
campment of the Sons of Veterans are
being held here. At the camp lire ad
dresses were made by Governor Miller,
Hon. Walter Muir, State Attorney Coch
rane and Col. O. N. Davis, of Bismarck.
Capt. Burke, of Fargo, and G. B. Win
ship, of this city, are the only names
talked of for department commander.
Capt. Burke has declined the nomina
Decided on a Change.
WASHINGTON. April 25.—Two Indian
agents on the Sioux reservation in South
Dakota will soon have to retire. They
are located at Cheyenne and Pine Ridge.
Maj. McChesney is in charge at Chey
enne and Col. Gallagher at Pine Ridge.
Secretary Noble has informed the South
Dakota delegation that he has decided to
make the change. Dr. Royer, of Al
pena, an editor, and Mr. Palmer, of Es
teline, a farmer and politician, will
probably be appointed, Royer at Pine
Ridge and Palmer at Cheyenne.
Indians (letting Back Home.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis., April 25.—
Many of the Winnebago Indians make
annual trips to Nebraska where they
spend the winter. These trips are begun
in the fall as soon as it begins to get
cold and they keep working south as the
cold approaches. The trips are made
with ponies, or if they have none, on
foot. The hunting is so poor up here
that they find it much easier to get a
living farther south during the winter.
They commence the return trip as spring
advances and some of them are now
makiug their appearance.
liot Track of l!uii!««r Gvavri.
LACROSSE, Wis., April 95.—W. H.
Graves, the West Salem banker, is heard
of from Pierre trying to settle up the case
there. Cashier Ewart has left for home.
He says the bank will be satisfied with
nothing less than sending Graves to the
penitentiary, but others think he will Hx
Trow foot. €mak(!(l.
GLEKHUN, Assinaboia, April —Chief
Crowfoot, the great chief of the Black
feet, died at 3 o'clock this morning of
inflammation of the iuiigf, nflcr a few
THE GOLDEN LAND.
Whea tho heavens are drearily shrouded
With clouds and wintry gloom.
I dream of a land that la golden
With sunshine and summer bloom,
And then the clouds and the darkness,
Like mist, roll away from mine eyes,
And I see, in Its beauty and splendor,
The laud or the golden skies!
And so, though life's rosea have perished
In storms of wintry years.
Though sunshine has turned Into darknees,
And pleasure to pain and tears,
I dreoin of skies that are cloudless.
Of peace, and of heavenly rest.
And I see, in a glorious vision,
The golden Land of the Blest I
—Charles W. Hubner, In Philadelphia News.
The Dimensions of Heaven.
The following calculations, based on a
text in Revelations, is both curious and
interesting. It is copied from The
Charlottesville Jeffersonian, and will be
found good food for reflection: Revela
tions xxi, 10: "And he measured the city
(the New Jerusalem) with a reed, 12,000
furlongs. The length and the breadth
and the height are equal."
Twelve thousand furlongs—7,920,000
feet, which, being cubed, is 948,088,000,'
000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic feet, and
half of which we will reserve for the
throne of God and the court of heaven,
half of the balance streets, and the re
mainder divided by 4,096, the cubical
feet in the room, 16 feet square and 16
feet high, will be 30,843,750,000,000rooms.
We will now suppose the world always
did and always will contain 900,000,000
of inhabitants, and that a generation will
last thirty and one-third years—2,700,
000,000,000 persons. Then suppose there
were 11,230 such worlds, equal to this in
number of inhabitants and duration of
years—then there would be a room 16
feet long, 16 feet wide and 10 feet high
for each person, and room to spare.
Wooed and Won.
The Duudas Banner tells a romantic
tale of how W. L. Bruce, a young Mon
trealer, fell in love with, wooed, won
and married Irene, the black eyed
daughter of Neoskaleto, the well known
Indian songstress. It appears they first
met at Montreal, when Neoskaleto and
her daughter were guests at the house
of Brace's mother. A mutual attach
ment sprang up between the young peo
ple, and when Irene returned to hei
home on the Six Nations reservation,
where she resided with her aunt, a Mrs.
Powless, it was with a mutual under
standing that as soon as possible they
were to be married. By the aid of a
bright young Indian friend love laden
missives passed between the two, and on
Sunday week it was arranged that young
Bruce should drive over from Brantford
to a trysting place, and from there the
two should drive to a minister's house
and be made one.
But the proverb as to the course of trut
love was once again exemplified. The
old aunt "smelled a rat" and set a watch,
with the result that just as the lovers
met they were intruded upon by some
Indians who had followed Irene, and she
was carried back to the reservation. But
love overcomes all obstacles, and on Mon
day they met again, and this time suc
ceeded in tying the nuptial knot, when
the bride was once again seized and taken
back. On Monday night, however, hei
friends seized her, brought her to Brant
ford, and delivered her to her husband,
and on Tuesday tbey left for Montreal aj
happy as two young turtle doves.
LIZARDS THAT LOVE MUSIC.
They Followed a Whistling Student Until
Scared Off by a Feasant.
As is well known, lizards of all colors
and sizes abound in Italy. They lie bask
ing on all the stones, they run along all
the walls, they peep out at every chink
and crevice but as soon as they hear the
faintest noise they disappear with light
ning speed, and it is hard to see them
near and to observe them closely. Walk
ing carelessly and noticing the dear little
animals, darting now here, now there, I
remembered the Greek statue of Apollo
Sauroktonos, who is always represented
as busied with a lizard—Apollo, god of
the sun and of music.
"Suppose I try," I thought, and softly,
quito softly, I began to whistle a dreamy
old German air, and behold! a lizard lies
still as though rooted to the spot, raising
its little head in a listening attitude and
looking at me with his sharp little eyes.
Without stirring I continued my melody.
The lizard came nearer and nearer, and
at last approached quite close, always
listening and forgetting all his fears. As
soon, however, as the whistler made the
slightest movement it vanished into some
crevice, but to peep forth again a mo
ment after and to listen once more, as
though entirely entranced.
A delightful discovery, and. one of
which I extended the field of observation
daily. At last as many as eight or nine
of these little music lovers would sit
around me in the most comic attitudes.
Nay, two of them, a mother and its
young one, would sit awaiting me as I
arrived whistling at the same hour of
day, sitting on a large stone, under which
was probably their home. With these,
too, I made some further experiments.
After having made music to them for
awhile I cautiously went a few steps fur
ther, whistling on in soft, drawling tones,
such as I had found they best loved to
hear, and see, verily, tli^y followed me!
Watching them with intense interest,
I continued to whistle as I walked on
slowly, halting every few paces and,
beinq silent while I halted, and truly the
little creatures followed, slowly, it is
true, but in a straight line, at a distance
of about fifteen steps, until at last, un
happily, the heavy tread of a peasant put
them to flight. But my experience had
lasted long enough to mako me under
stand the Apollo Sauroktonos, and I once
more reverenced the keen native obser
vation of those old Hellenes. Besides
this, tho legend of the "Ratcatcher of
Uamelin" suddenly became much more
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