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Vol. IV. Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Friday. March 20. 1896. No. 109. Our Strong Points: The finest grades of Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing. The best assortment of fine Stiff and Soft Hats. The largest display of fine Shoes, for Men and Boys. The handsomest line of fine Dress and Negligee Shirts. The latest in Collars, Cuffs, Gloves, Ho siery, Neckwear, and everything in Gentle men's Furnishings. ED HAAS & CO. Have Lost Anything? Found Anything? k v) - , , . iinycnmg Do You Help? A Situation? To Sell Anything? To Buy Anything? To Rent a House? i ll oc, int. Want Column $ of The NewsiS Is the Place To Advertise. The Cheapest Means 5 Of reaching the Most People 0 In 9 Quickest Time. JOB 111 Neater nviH -DATVinflv ExSCUtOd CrU k A You n vr! to jjixenanger Want si (11 0 9 (!) the WORK CHANCES FOR rivINLEY The Bold Claims of His Man agers. TIIET ARE TACIXU EIQ (PISCES. Uolnfl- Into Every I'nrt of tee Conntry r- cept Iowa uud Now Inclaua-.'lt Klul y ARalnut tho I I1J It Will lia Umrd to Heat Him. Wa iiixc.tdn, Miirrh 20. Special. Tho campaign for tht Fa -puLll :nn nomlai tlon U boeonilns decidedly interesting. It Is the mod proline tnplo of conwTMitiou ia WusLingtun. Fenar.in r.n 1 representa tives tngirly v. at Ii every movo ou tho board nnd discuss nil the, various features cf tlio canvas wlih one another according to their prof;-retires imj projiulbru One phase, of tlu caji j n'.Tn Los attracted uni versal ntt.'iiil'jn li, :c. It Is tho apparent dttennliiatii.M of tl,o IcKlt.l.y iniirifiRcru to (-D In and v. In from the Marl. It 1.4 well understood that the, n c :i who mo looking after tlio int. rest? of tlio Olilo candidato have roiiio to tlio concision tlio only way !n which tin r enn carry off tho pri70 la to light fur It Li every stato and territory, ro panllow of tho rights or wi-hos of so called favorite sor g. Accordingly they uro carry ing on a vl.piror.s campaipn In every part of tlio country, excepting tho etatoof Iowa and ew bin-land, them heir left out for reasons whieli will ho stated hereinafter. Tho McKlnley mai a.ers huast thut tliero In not a Mate In tho Union cast of tho Ml-souvl rlvir, exivpt Inglo.va and tlio New Kr.'lai d section, from which they will not havn votes. They may or mar not ho id;lo to lnaku this claim wholly pood, hut, they will come proity near It. In pushing through n campaign ct thU port they !iao had to tako bi;r chances. There l.i no hotter settled rub In politics than that k Is daugrous for ono candidate to attempt to encroach upon tlio Rtato of another candidate. If ho does this, ho must expect to nrouso antagonisms which will return to plagro him. In other words, all ho wins la tills way mnv ho dearly ho unlit, Ivcauso H will proveni Iiitt having tlio frlci:d.-hlp of the men who aro In control of tho remainder of that Mate and drlvu them to unending opposition to him lit cno tlx'lr own candidato falls by tlio waviddo. 1'or lnMance. It Is said by observers l ero t lint tho Jk Kiuloy mana gers aro iiiuhiiitf donkevH of themselves by poin;; Into New York and trying to pot delegates away from Mr. Morton, because that will make tho men behind Morton so tingry that after tin Now York governor drow out as a candidato all their M length will Im cast to Allison or It cod aud uouo of It to ItlcKinley. Tlio Opposition. But tho McKlnley men npicar to have counted all tills cost before acting. Their proirrnnmo Is to go iuto tho convention wliii a iinijoiify ot tho votes favoraiilo to their man. Indeed, tl.ey beliovo this Is tho only way In which they can win. This does not mean that McKlnley must bo nominated on tho Ilrt ballot, but that with tin votes openly for him ho Intends to have cnoi.gli planted in tho following ol other candidates, enough Fccond choice strength, to glvo him a majority of tho wholo. The M' Kluley men foar that uu le.ss they can do this their man will bo beaten by tho combination against him. They arc awaro of thu plan of tho opposi tion leaders to tako po -session of tho con vent ion, of tho contemporary organization oml tlio ton.ijiittco on endintials, already described iu these dispatches. They admit that tho FiiccesH of mch a jian might bo fatal to their Interests, and tliey uro in coiiscqnonco straining every nervo to thcekniato by getting a majority of tho convention on their own side. As to New York, tho McKlnley men aver that they could not expect any friendship from Mr. l'iatt and from lho delegates elected by Mm whether they kept out of tho M.ito or not. They couut as just so much clear gain all tho delegates thoy aro aldo to win away from Piatt in Now York and from Quay In Pennsylvania. It is well known hero that tho McKlnley mali ngers have not cuutcctt-.il themselves with securing delegates openly pledged to their Interests in theso two states. They aro trying to secure tho wlect ion of as many delegates as pos.-lblo whoso second choice is McKlnley. Their Idea is that after ono or two ballots tho Ohio iimn'ti had will be so largo nnd hl.s nomination so near thai thcro will bo roMlesMiess in nil thn other camps and adtslroon tho pait of other delegates to join hands with thim. If they havo second choico men in New York nuii Pennsylvania on whom they can rely at tho favo'rablo moment, thoy will couut tho victory as practically won. Allium and KneiL Up to this timo tho McKlnley managers havo kept out of Iowa and 'New England. Tliero is a method in tbls. Senator Alii- 'son nnd Speaker Itccd aro regarded by tho McKlnley managers as tlio oniy real can didates In tho Held bef ides Mujor McKln ley. Tliey do not look upon tho Rotator aud tho speaker us favorite son aspirants, or as candid itcs w ho woro thrurt lorward ns a part of a schemo to beat tho leader. For this reason they lnvo boon careful to keep out of Iowa nnd Now England. In fact, they havo endei vored to cultivate friendly relit ions U'v tho Allison and Rood men. Tho McKli ley managers claim that if tho opposition e ideavors to concon trato Its strength upon Heed most of tho Iowa ami other western delegates who ore for Aliison will go to tho Ohio candidato, and that tho same th.ng Is truo of ninny of tho New England delegates If tho effort bo mado to throw tho opposition to Alli son. Probably some of this claim will bo fouiul well based who:i tho critical mo incut comes, nnd in till feature of their campaign tho McKlnley managers nro playing tho part of wisdom, if In no other. IWUt rnc In It. Tho contest is ohviot My one of McKln I y npalnst tho Hi lit, nt d it is as yet too early o risk an oplnloi, as to which sldo will prove tho stronger. It is always dan gerous to a candidato 1 1 have ull tlo other aspirants against hlm.i ml especially when there is some blttcrn ss nouut U, ns Is likely to bo tho caso In the pre.-e.it nfTalr. On the other hand, it is conceded Mo Kiuleywlll go into tho convention with something like S.M) voles ns llrst choice, and pirhnpi r.o to 11-0 i n second c holeo. If this turns out to bo ho case, it will bo x,.ry lUnicult to beat him, for there will bo nn li.M'i--ion that ho U ftolog to w in, and tho men who U lo make arr.iisen.ntt with tlio winner w ill "t "Ay i.nojv where tonoia;:-,H.-.te. but will teel that the. t avo dealing vlt'i " 1"' v o i li.r. 1 tPey deal rlih tho op;'n,it1..n. ll.y wi.l Puno to dosowlM'.oMt km.wl.I;ct.hl the nomlnutiviU Is f o;x g. cui 1 t.-t Uc- Thi Croaocnt of Mnhaiumednih 1 The crescent eyi; liol of tho Uubara laodans has nothii-g to do with their peculiar r; lixious 'ipitiiim uud ccro li'unici. It vr.s not io i;;::i3ly a pymbol ol f J'ov.eisof ilid.aiume.l ut all, but was lu. t u., (1 by trie IJyzaulincH. Thou famls of coins liavj Lena found in all partii cf Turkey wf-i h duto buck to tho tini'i v.iieu CouatuLtinopIo was kuowu ns Dy.ui)ticin, nnd i:i each of thcho tho pyuibol of tho cioi- . .it ui ;jeara, j roviug coijclusivcly that it,vt?m cs.o nsimeru Lleiu anion thoieloof that region loiif; btfoio Jy '.nti tu vis overt hiowu ii ml its naiuo chut: I toCoUbtautiuople. Tho Ktory of thociiginof thocicaceut Eyiubol is us follows: V.'heu Philip of i.I::ceiina'a Liicv.cJ Evz;,iilicu, ho had jilanncd to fetciiu t'.iu city ci a certain cloudy n!;ht, but befora Li J nrrango .inemsweio co:upi.';cd the inorii frhcue oot mid dibcfrvcted hia tpprouch to tho besieged citiziud, who accordingly niarchf 'l ont and ifilacd bin forces Bome ihlii'j which vv .ol I have Leea im poi:iblo in tho darkness. After that event oil llyzntiiio c.iiua bnio tho eyra bol cf t.'rj crcsct'iit i ::i)n, which was al ways alined to uui tho "fcavior of By zantium." ( After r::::ny year:-, tin hordes tinder Moharuiuc l II cu;ar.r::d Ct-nstantiuopla At that tintn the cuhc'i!, was nscd ev erywhere uuil upon everything. Suspect ing that thcie luust 1 o cmgical power lu tho cmLloiu tho lloliuinnicdaus ap propriated it, und lnvc siuco used it as their culy rymbolia decoratiou. be. Louiii Ilcpuhlic. Kcary Clay. A Lr:ii)f,-ton mochant, in'ccnTcrsa tiou with tho editor cf Tho Gazotto a few days ogo, relattd this Interesting rcujiuiscencocf licnryClay: "I remem ber wheu a youth m,d nn cnthusiastio Clay Whig of couiirg here during the cauva.:s cf 181 1 fron my homo in Ilar rods.burg, with tho CJay club cf ilercer county, C3 v. hoso banner was tho mot to, 'We Aro Few, lint True,' to cnito in tho celebration held that year in Lex ington. The barLrcuo waa given at tho raco track. Thcro Uji-uuiber of distin guished orators addi;Ld tho multitudo among thcia Tom ( ovwin, Judgo Ev ing, probably JamrsTC. Jones cf Ten nessee. Eut utter t'lis half century, that which I now remember most dis tinctly and what nod imprcsoed mo was this that Mr. (.'lay did not go out to tho grouud.s. II o lunsidcred it be neath th dignity of a presidential can didato to ckctionccr. IJow well I re member tcciug hiin, as tho procession in which I walked passed hia otdco (then with h a fcon, .Tames C Clay, on Short street, near to cuiuc house), standing in the doorway with hii head oncovered, cud wvli tho raro gvaco rrich f': ."7."M : ut"l. b'V'ir- to ". pasoins mtilutudo iatwad wild with huzzas, b iunciti and uiusio. Lexing ton GuzuUe. CoCVo Jlanyrcrsona who aro tinablo todrink cofTco l lint l:a.i been boiled or iiiado by puttii;,' tho coiiVo directly iu boilin; water und cooking tit or above tho boil ing point for a certain number of min utes t to able to diink without any dis agreeable fousoquence.'i either present or future cofico made by percolation that is, by inclosing the coaco iu a bag of somo kin 1 or iu n wiio panzo strainer and pouring tlio boiling water upon This method of cofToo making should al ways bo used in households where tlio members breakfast at different Lours, and where only ono pot of coCce is mado. In France, whom chicory is often added to tho coiVee, pcrcolatid or "drip" cofi'oo that is quite strong ii often mado and tightly bottled or scaled eo that its aroma cannot escape and kept in a ccol placo for several days. A3 it is w anted it is heated very hot and nerved with hot milk, und, if you want it absolutely per fect, heat yonr cup also. Percolated cof fee is considered moto economical than that boilud. New York Post. " IllnntratM Those of CUriealUm. Ono of tho mot famous cf inedinrval utterances is a curious mixture cf dia bolical wit aud Bavago fanaticism. It ia told of tho Papal Legato Milo, nt tho tack of Eezieid, in tho"crusado" ngaiust tho Albigcois. llutory, or tradition, snva that when it was usked how it J would bo possible to distinguish tho heretics iu tho town from tho uatnoiics tho lcg::to cried out: "Kill them allt God will know h'a own. " So the Ktory goes. But did tho legato cvereayit? Or was it said by Arnold, tho Cistercian nlbot? Did nrybedy say it? The only thing absolutely coi J jin is that, express ing, ns it did, in tho rithiett stylo, tho ppiritof xncdiirval fanaticism in religion, it miht very well havo been uttwrcd ty 6onjtbody. London Kows. fmtf Iim ftl. Contrary to general belief, llnncban ecn is net dead, or ho mutt livo in tho persona cf Forue of tho continental tour ists yen meet oroivul tho I.Ietropolo aud tho Victoria. The y repeat this conversa tion of cuo of those enterprisio ;tLut pre varicating end of tbo century explorers ; "I visited Russia, Gcruanr, Austria, Italy" "Indeed! So yen saw Venn?" "Well, I rather guess I did. ' "Did you seo tho lion of S;. Mark?" "Of course I did. Why, I saw bim f0d." Washington Post. Athenian Hrrrt Cr rtrMutrir. Conductor You got aboard after I took the fares, 1 believe? Passenger Not ofur yen took mine. Conductor But I do not renumber taking yours. Passenger Very likely. Neither doL CrrducU r( receiving nickel) Tha lks. Northampton btrcet I L'jstou Tran script. A Vnn Xauif l or IU "My bicyclo V? 1 "cn injured in tho wiudpiiK1," f iiil UilJ' i: J ve. "What r J cr.rin i ! bicyeb'a w:'nd pipn?" TiUmghn.-t. "Tho very part that is on earth, t!; pnetuxiatic tubo." IXiUoit Troi Tro-i.. HELEN'S FACE A BOOK. Cclrn'a f.ico is 1 '. a lni,k Chnrmiir,' n'l i II' Ji a's fu 1 1 1 t .'. u I. k k. Wle.t n tli -: i. I I .-- k Vie. n ..:i 1: i .1 . f...-- 1 1 'J.1 Wh. ii I. r biH: r i.'.i::- Thi r,' I r. r .l ra i-ld ronijoinej 11. ro I t .iu I, via Tie ru 1 r. I :.a (..1.1 I oi.ianco, I. 'it ill Hi Ii li; I.'.' t ):.I10 l or l v, Hi r t .1.' i ii, li nt, V:iJ r&i i. :ii..:.t i.iviutfl VTli.it is printer's iak to nu t t'oaniei-i, .-A I a 1 dji.hetif Wh.it i t r;ul r'a ink t uit If v illi 11 1; i. 1 r....y be, Cxcl i;;..iti-.a pciiat.j l i se LTudt HK'-itu lii.r lu..hel Lark. A MtOF OF BLOOD. In 1773 tho bripautiue Governor Clin ton 1-ft Philadelphia loaded with flour for Spanish Town, Jamaica. It was tho loth of December, and Captain Ira Drake, her commander, expected to cat his I'tixv Year's dinner on tho island. Everything wad au-picious, aud with a northwest wind ho sailed down tho river, lie reinark'.-d l ;.:g alter that ho felt un usually flu. rird lyLis i atti:i3 with Mrs. Drake nud his daughter Km ma, cn tho wharf, but v-ii It ins on imaginative turn cf tiiiid tlio impressions passed, and Lo. h r.v tho tall poplars and red roofed 1. -1: houses in tho Neck fadu away vud-i the s i'tter Kouset with pro ct.:ou:.l iuti:;'-reuce. The Governor Ciiurou was only 4"0 tons, ni-d t-h'i h it p'.rt in company with 2G o'.hc-s, ft n.:;.:i I end, most of thni Fquaroiij,':,'. d. At tho picseut timo t hero aro only two owned in Philadel phia, ai d n; ,lhu sails from hero. JIis. Dr:.!.3 an 1 lTinma walked op Second meet to tLcii" Lome, which was in tho 1-ou j then a two story, afterward tho tea fine cf tlo lato eccentric John Laun it 1, who okd a few months ago. To lo a captain' wifw in thoto days wastol.old fcocini pchition next Ulow ll.o iincnu'.es of ;.:K-;t ly liill, und Cap taiu DiaLor.' J lcpoited a prospwotu mai. "liotlicr,' :::1 tho daughter, "dm you eel r.ny nnri. "al nuxicty in parting with father tliis m.v.io?" "Is i, i iy dear. lJjn't let t,uch things get imo year mind." "Ye. but tho A'gy tShido has been cut oYirbO days, and she'd bound for Jan-.a.'e, t to. l'cr .M;s. l'olsum is just wild ah' st hvr l.i...mJ. Howl do wish fat!urv. ai l ivo up the sea and stay ULh".jo!" irp::i.'ri'i' wives had to havo stout hearts i:i ihvso days; thuowcro perils ou tho ku tlini ti-.it are unknown now. A We-1 I i '.ia voyage meant poor ohm, v: i".".rug the reefs and kcjj tt the Ji.liauju' baniis, northers, hurricart ) if.id more deadly assaults from t'.v iV: rciato rnfiana that infested tho cc. ; i Ciili.i and were socretly up held l v tho fcinanish authorities, who fcharcd tin ir piundor, und at this timo both Taniy i;nd the La Fittea were known to Lo ciuisisig i'l tho gnlf. . ChrLtn.a.i pa;od, nnd as jiew Year's came ,:i a fetling of uncasiLcss cud dread cutciod into too Drake household. Emma had an addition al eourco of anx iety. i-a:n iuiu, although only 24, was first ollicer of tho Governor Clinton nud n fploudtd spcciincu of the American sailor, and bofro tliis voyage hound Emma had exchanged vows. Arid so poor Emma fretted and uiudo her moth er anxious. New Year's day, 1700, was cold, blustering and 6lccfy, and after attend ance nt early mass nt St. Joseph's both women sat down to breakfast. "For the Lord'B sake, Emma, don't tell mo anything about your dreams. You mako me nervous. Your father nnd tho biig are nil right, nud when the Quickstep comes in wo'll hear from Spanith Town, fc'ho sails from thero to day." "Dut, mother, thero is something In dreams, nnd I never had Fuch dreadful ones before, nnd yon know good God, what is that?" Aud tho girl's voice arose to a scream. "Oh, nicthorl On your hand, ou your handl" Tho mother looked nnd grew ralo as death. There ou her plump, white hand was u droji of ruddy blood. She mur mured, "IJaybo I pricked myself with tho fork " And with a shudder ehn wiped away the dread token. Dut tin re was uo wound, the skin being unbroken. "Thero, there, it lias con.o again. Oh, mother, let 's pray! "J y dear father and Sam are iu poril. I know it I feel it." And thoy knelt and with heads bowed down prayed to him who rules tho winds nud tempests to sparo their loved ones cn tho s.-i. Tho Governor Clinton was an old tub ond did her best when sho reeled off light knots on a bowline, but this time, uuder a fair nottheast wind, fhe was cutting a feather through tho waves of tho Pahan a banks on tho 10th of Do ecmbor. Doio her good luck ended. A norther set in, driving them 200 iniies off their course, nnd then head wiuda blew for n week, to that it wns the last day in the year before they c ime in .igbt cf tbo Cuban coast, und not oTcr ten miles oil Capo St. Antoino the wind failed, and thero came ono of thme dead calms peculiar to thoo latitudes Tho sails hung withont a bhivor, n:id tlio pennant was a? straight dowu at a yard of pump wart r. lint this was not tho w orst. Capimn Drake knew I bat ho was in tbp track f tho pirates aud was prao ticaliy holjde.-s to keep away fror, ll em. and ut thi. moment heuas dun'utloM piguul1 1 o.T shore to p.nue cf the'r ves rein. Ever) thiog depended cm keeping a stent kerb His six 21 p tuud carTonadrs wero LnJcd with gr-ve m:l le;iilc! tho una t !i si i s e pencil, cuMus-i s and pis tzU were sernd to the crew, markets wrro loaded, nnd th conk filled Lis c p pers wild lu t water n ailvtoic- el board ers. Ali Lai N Lrpf waic'r te.at iii-ht, b:vJ i.i the im.tniug X'ato i pain wmt nl.-ft with a u'.a s. Uo at '!if.' hailed ti e dick. "T.j. m i a topsail schooner ly , V g b-ii Vk.t point oJ th starboard qnanior. 1 can't make out any sail on her." "All right. Comn down. Wo'll have breakfast. There's t rouble ahead. Bat there are 23 of u, all guod men, aud wo ought to make a tidy flht f :r onr Eves." A strict wi.tcU was kept at the mast head, and ut 10 o'clock a hail tame: "There's a boat full of mon patting off chore. It is a yawl with a tug. She's coming fust und r sweeps." The eunign was seized nuiou down to attract some pawing vessel, and nil waited and wutcbed. Thero were not less than 40 men in tho yawl. When it was withiu about 20 yard of the boat, tho captain cried, "Firel" Eat as usual two of the carronades missed Uro, the other scattered ten feet wide of the boat, and next it swept under the how. tha lender a white man. snriuzius into the chains, loliowea uy a gauji ci mulattoes, negroes und Spaniards, all big men. Their captain's head just caino flhova the bow. when ho Was tun through the neck by a pike und dropped over board, but his rieu managea to got ou the bowsprit and come aboard. Two of tho pirates mounted the channels and tumLled into the waist. The cook, a ne gro giant weighing .100 pounds, rubbed at them with u cutlass, beat down thoir guard and hewed them dowu. A third had grasped the swif ler to help him up, when his arm was cut clean oil at the shoulder by the negro, A splash in tho water told tho rest. In the bow the defenders had dono good work, but Captain Drake was stretched cn tho titscotered with blood. The last pirate had run out ou the jib boom and fired his pistol just as a mus ket Lall took his lite, but he had done his work, for poor Spain got his bullet in the head and never ppoke after. They were beaten, aud under a parting volley the ruffians sprang to their sweeps und with the loi- of half their ctkw made for land. Suddenly the mainsail g:tvi a Hop. No orders were needed. Tne topsail hal yards wero manned. " Up with the fly ing jib, trim sheets, round in starboard braces!" was the cry, aud tha Uttkt brig began to surge through the witer. "See, seol The schooner mr.king saiL Up go her gaff und forsaiL Tho fight's not-over, men 1 She'll cui us to pieces with her long Tom I" Jot then came the sound of a heavy fruu, and so intent were tho crew watchi ig the pi rate vessel that thoy had not -en, half a mile away, a Pritish cofut piling on sail up to royals. She as u flier, too, nnd iuoido of fivo mif '.tes swept down ou tho Lvi vr. hailed uui was told what had occurred. Tho pirate craft was intent only on saving her ineu iu thG yawl, but it was too luto. Thocorvet run her down and at 100 yards gave the marauders a icie-wei" .i iiiur Mjiujite the ltu. and crew into spliutcrs. Tho schooner made off, followed by the mau-o'-war, and both disappeared in tho southern board. The second mute took command of the brip. Ucr captain had a broken thigh and a shot through his body, while the mata und four of the crew lav dead. The breeze kept steady, and ou the 4th of Jauuarv thovcuine to ancnor in tpau- ish Town harbor. Captain Drake lived to get well and qait tbo sea. uai neiore thn Christ Church chimes rang for an other Chxistmas poor Emma Drake had followed her lover to a UJtter laud. Philadelphia Times. Victor Ilag-o mod ToliUea. Victor Huso, in euitoof everything that has boon said to the contrary, was distinctly not a republican at the outset of his career, and it is more than ques tionable whether he would uave ever become the blatant one be did if Louis Pbilirpe and Louis Napoleon had con sented to take him at his own valuation as a statesman. Eoranaer. who was a republican Dure nnd simple, notwith standing his supposed share in the es tablishment of Louis pmnppe on me French throne, summed up Victor Hugo's republicanism iu one line. One day, shortly after the February revolu tion which overtopped that tnrone as it would seem forever uu acuuaiutauce of Derauger met him coming out of the Palais Bourbon. "I shall feel obliged, the roetsaid. "if yon will see meuome, for I do not feel at all well. Those vio lent sceuca inside there are not to my tasto." This, iioiutiua to the erstwhile resi dence of tho illegitimate daughter of Louis XIV by Mine, do AIoutesu.1, bet tor known as the widow of that mis chievous dwarf Louis, third duke de Bourbon-Coude, t lie small minded and small bodied son of the great Coude, "I am not ut all well," he repeated with a wistful smile. "I have been accused of having held the plauk over which Louis Philippe went to the Tnueries. i wisu I could be the bridge bciosj tho channel ou which he would return now. Cer tainly, I would have liked a republic, but not oue such as we are having in thero. " Aud his hand pointed once more to tho home of the constituent assembly. "You ought to be pleased," remarked hisiutorlocutor. "Victor Hugo is in the same regiment with you." "Victor Hugo is not iu the regiment; he is in the band." Contemporary Review. Chorrhlll' Push. When Lord Randolph Churchill was at Oxford, he was constantly in conflict with bis dean at Alertou on the subject of compulsory chapels, and on one occa lion he was sent for to listen to a graud remonstrance. It was a chilly day, and the dean was standing with his back to the Crow hen Lord Kandclph entered. After about ten minutes another delin mipnt um ushered in. and found Lord Randolph slaudiug with bis Lack to the Cre ami his coattail comfortably up raised, while the unfortunate dean was arguing uway out iu the cold, uoar the door. Iiy EI-Itm. "I alwnvs meet trorble half way. paid the man who had psid half of his urnviUstirT iiotu and arranged for ou ex- len.-Iui of the other half. Detroit Froe Pruss. ONLY EARTHWORMS. YET THEY HAVE CUT QUITE A FIG URE IN THE WORLD'S HISTOAY. Tb XV aria Ma Mid If Bmmm m Hearing-, lv I Hnltlr to Rtrong Light and Vi'urti(.os of fcnand Objoeto ot A tlqalty Proftrrtd by Earthworm. The common earthworm, despised by man and heedlessly trodden underfoot, f ulfills a part in nature that would aeem iucrediblo but for the facts revealed by the pati3ut aud long continued researches of Darwin. "Worms," says Darwin, "have played a raoro important part in the history of the world than most per sons would at first suppose." Let nt follow Darwin and see how this appar ently insignificant creature has changed the f aco of nature. W e will first consider the habits and mode of Ufa cf the earth worm. As every one knows, the worms live in burrows in the superficial layer of the ground. They can live anywhere in a layer of earth, provided it retaiu moisture, dry air being fatal to them. They can. on the other hand, exist suh niergad in water for several months. They liva chiefly In the superficial mold less than a foot below the surface, but in long continued dry weather and in very cold seasons they may burrow to a depth of eight feet. The burrows are lined by a thin layer of earth, voided by tho worms, and end in small cham bers in which they can turn round. The burrows are formed partly by pushing away the earth, but chiefly by tho earth being swallowed. Large qua n- tica cf earth aro swallowed by the worms for tho tako of the decomposing vegetable matter contained in it, on which they feed. The earth thus swal lowed isvu'.dod in spiral heaps, forming tho worm castings. Iu this case the worm obtains food and at the same time excavates its burrows. In udditii'D to the food thus obtained half decayed leaves aro dragged into the burrows, mainly for food, but also to plug the mouths of the burrows for the sake of protection. Worms are also fond cf moat, especially fat. They will alio eat tho dead bodios of their relatives. They aro nocturnal in habit, remaining, as ami", in tho burrows during tha day and coming out to feed at night The earthworm has no eyes, bat is affected by strong light if exposed to it for somo timn. It has no sense of hear ing, but is sensitive to the vibrations of sound. Tho whole body is sensitive to touch. Thero appears to be some sense of smell, hut this is limited to a certain articles Of food, which are discovered -by tbo worm wheu buried in earth, iu prefereuco to other bodies not relished. Tho worm appears to have 6ome degree of intelligence from the wuy in which it drr-1 ti lorrs into its burrows, al ways judging which is the best t-nd to draw them iu by. This is remarkable in so lowly organized an animal, being a degree of intelligence not possessed by many animals of more complex organi zation. Fur instance, the ant can often be seen dragging objects along traversely instead of taking them the easiest way. As wo havo seen, vast quantities of earth aro continually being passed through the bodies of worms and voided on the surf aco ns castings. When it is stated that tho number of worms in an acre of ordinary laud suitable for them to live in is 3,000, we con imagine the great effect which they most have on the soil. They are, in fact, continually plow ing tho laud. At one part of the ali mentary caual of the worm is a gizzard, or hard muscular organ, capable cf grinding food into Cuo particles. It is this gizzard which is tho main factor In triturating tho soil, and it is aided by small stouei swallowed with the earth. which act a3 iuiilstouP9. In cvinscnuenco of tho immonso amount of earth continually being brought to tho surface by worms it is not difiicult to understand how objects, such ns stones. rock, etA, lying ou the surfaco will in corns? of time become gradually Inricd in tbo grouud. Owing to tho burial of stones und other objects by tho act icy of worms, ancient monu ments, portions of Roman villas and other objects of antiquity have been pre served. Theso have b"on gradually buried by the worms und so preserved from the dostrnctivo effect of ram and wind. Mauy Ilomnu remains were stud ied by Darwin, and traces of the ac tion of worms found, to which action their preservatiou was mainly due. The sinking of the foundations of old build ings is due to tho action of worms, aud no building is safe from this unless the foundations are laid lower th.iu the level at which tho worms can work- namely, about eight feet below the sur face. Another useful effect produced by worms is tho preparation of the soil for the growth of seedlings. By their agency the soil is periodically sifted and expos ed to the air, nud iu this way is able to retain moisturo and absorb soluble sub stances of nsoforthe uutrition of plauu Knowledge. n Tnt It rrnkly. "I've got a quarter here," said the red nosed wanderer, "and I calculate tc git mo dinner wit it. " "What's that to mo?" asked the citi zen whom bo had stopped ou the street. "Jist this. I'm goiti to git a regular ajealtablo dote, see and 1 thought that may lie if you would loud me a dime to git a driuk I could git a good enough appetite to cat my money ' worth. Indianapolis journal Oa Vlrw tt th Cm. "Mamma, teacher whipped a boy to day for whispering in school " "Well, that was tight." "Bur, mamma, he hollered ten limes ns lend as ho wk spercd " Chicago Record. , Tho corelr? cf n national couventlon to a city means the expenditure there in one way or another if 3,Cot,000 cr $3,000,000 for tho b.ueCt of ocal inr-chants tiou win.