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-Published Every Thursday at— I UK A. - - . MIS3. Mortality is greater amoug the Alas kans than among any ether citizens ot the United States. The Congress of Colombia at its late session appropriated $150,000 a year for the encouragement of foreign immigra tion. _ General Harrison is the only surviving i ez-President of the United States; Mr. Morton is the only living person who has occupied the office of Vice-Presi dent. The Courier-Journal learns that Pro fessor Wiggins lays the biame for the cold weather, the cholera and the rest of the ills with which the earth has recently been afflicted on the conjunction be tween Jupiter and Mars. ' Travel from the North to Florida has never been greater than during the pres ent season, declares the Chicago Herald, and the large sum3 ot money that have been invested in railroads and hotels to accommodate this travel are paying good dividends. :# The latest legislative break in Missouri, recorded by the Detroit Free Press, is a bill requiring all the butteriue sold in that market to be colored rtinlr mark being evidence to the purchaser that he is not buying the genuine article. No special provision seeni3 to have been made for the protection of those who are color blind. The St. Louis Star-Sayings is con vinced that a little leamiug is not so dan gerous a thing after all. English insur ance statistics show that fifty per cent, of the authors and statesmen, forty-two per cent, of the clergymen, thirty per cent, of the lawyers, twenty-seven per cent, of the teachers and twenty-four per cent, of the doctors reach the age of seventy. With Prance still in a ferment, Ger many looking for some one to tread on the tail of its coat, Italy financially troubled and tho Czar of all the Russias hiding in a bomb-proof cellar it was a great sight, exclaims the Washington Star, to see President Cleveland bow and smile to half a million representa tives of the happiest and most loyal peo ple in the world. The Chicago Herald alleges that a French syndicate is buying up all the worn out ponies on the frontier for ex port to Paris, the intention being to con vert them into food for the people of the gay metropolis. Hippophagy in France has evidently become a disease, for a healthy stomach would hardly crave the flesh of spavined horses in preference to the healthful beef from the Chicago abat toirs. According to the Baltimore American Mr. Cleveland has a middle-aged Cab inet. Their ages are thus given: Cleve land, fifty-six years; Stevenson, fifty eight; Gresham, sixty-one; Carlisle, fifty-eight; Bissell, forty-sn; Limont, forty-one; Herbert, fifty; Olney, fifty eight; Smith, thirty eight; Morton, sixty. Secretary Herbert's short arm can sympathize with Secretaiy Ore3ham’s short leg. It was a Federal bullet in the Wilderness that shortened the for mer and • Confederate bullet near At lanta that shortened the latter. Baron Bleichroeder, the millionaire Berlin hanker, is dead. He was one of the syndicate which undertook the ad justment of Austria’s currency system for the purpose of restoring specie pay ments. He was the author of that por tion of the movement whioh so di rected the currency of foreign exchanges as to draw the flood of gold from the United States, which now has amounted to nearly 9100,000,000 in two years. There is no reason, however, to suppose that gold shipments will cease ou account of Bleishroeder’s death. GENERAL NEWS. Current Events of General Interest Epitomized anil Grouped. The coal operators of eleven dis tricts in Ohio have firmly decided not to make any clmngefrom miners’wages as paid during the year ending May 1, 1893. The city stables of Atlanta, Ua., were destroyed by lire Sunday morn ing and 140 mules perished in the tlames. Loss, $30,000; insurance, $10,000. Au luor Axkertnan has made a re port showing that the building of the World’s Fair has already cost $16,708, 825, uvice the sum expended for the Fans Exposition, and more must yet he paid out. At St. Louis the threatened roofers’ strike did not materialize to the marked extent expected. There are 210 men out. In a number of in. stances tiie firms have granted the de mand of the union roofers for an in crease of 25 cents per day. The Providence & Stonington Steam ship Company intends to make an ex hibit at the World’s Fair at Chicago, designed to show the historical growth and development of st*am navigation oil Long Island Sound and the con 'kc.'ts between the ancient and the nvedum vessels. Mrs. John Budner of Beaverbroek, near Blairstowu, N. J., gave birth to four children last Thursday morning. Two of the babies are hoys and two girls. Mrs. Budner is the wife of a young farmer and is but 16 years of uuiu uiuutci uuu cuuueru are doing well. It would seem that cycling enthu siasts have gathered all their strength for one grand outburst during the in ternational tournament, which is to be given in Chicago in August. The best men in the world, it is believed, will be drawn iuto competition, and there is talk that the mile record will go as low as 1:50. At Bull'alo, N, Y., the A. S. Holmes Oil Refinery, covering 12 acres of ground, was destroyed by fire together with 20 freight cars and a train of oil cars. Thirty thousand barrels of oil wero also burned. The loss will reach into the thousands. At Halifax, N. S., the council of the board of trade has passed resolu tions in view of the danger that cholera may gain an entrance, demand ing that the Dominion government at once make the necessary improve ments to the quarantine station at Lawler’s Island. While the difficulties presented by the Australian financial condition have been well understood in New York, the suspension of the English, Scot tish and Australian came as a good deal of surprise. It is thought, how ever, that no New York bank will b* seriously involved. J. C. Stubbs, third vice-president and traffic manager of the Geogia Pa cific, announces that on account of ocean competition, his road will make further reduction in freight rates as soon as he can get permission of the freght rate committee, which will b« within 15 days. At Montreal considerable of a sen sation was caused Thursday by the announcement by A. W. Morris, con servative member of Parliament for Montreal in the local Legislature, that the only solution of Montreal’s strained relations was for the city and Island to secede from the province of Quebec. The trouble which has been brew mg between the Hungarians and Ital ians of Milnesville, Pa., and vicinity, for some time, terminated Saturday night iu a bloody battle. As a result, two men are dead, two missing, sup posed to be lying at the bottom of a mine hole, and three others seriously injured. At San Francisco the Columbian Steamship Company, in connection with the Panama Railway Compauy and the North American Navigation Company, has issued a new tariff ou west-bound shipments, affecting sev eral hundred kinds of manufactured goods. The new rates are very much lower than has been the case before, either by rail or isthmus. « At New York the general appraisers havo acted on information from tho treasujfe department that it would ac quiestfl* in the decision of the Ap pellee court of Chicago in the case of Marshall, Field & Co, against the collector a( Chicago, on the classifica tion for duty on silk nets, veilings and drapery nets. The collector as sessed them at 60c as lace nets. The imjorters claimed duly at 60 per cent, and on appeal, won the case. At Chicago, through the exertions of Miss Jane Adams and C. 8. Har row, a public meeting has been ar ranged at Central Music Hall to pro test against the treaty with Russia lately ratified by the UnitedStates Sen ate. Judge Tulley will preside and addresses are expected from Miss Adams. Mr. Darrow, Prof. David Swing, the Rev. Dr. Gifford. Judge Tuthiil, the Rev. Dr. Hirsch, and per haps Judge Trumbull. Cleveland, O., capitalists, headed by i Albert Johnson, have formed a stock company aud obtained a 99 year’s charter to build an electric railroad, connecting twelve Eastern Pennsyl vania towns. The points iu the cir cnif will be Allentown, Fullerton, West Catasaqua, Cata-aqua, flokon dagina, Copley, South Allentown, Antwvillo, South Betlxdem, West ROUtlebctn, Bethlehem and Easton. Thousands of Texas cattle are new being unloaded at every station in the Cherokee Strip. Most of those are driven ovorland to the Osage Reserva tion, but their presence will, it is as serted, so infect the Strip with germs of Spanish fever that all native or Northern cattle taken upon the land within a year will take the fever and die. In a suit by the Southern Cotton Oil company and the Smith and Vaile company at Cincinnati to enjoin in fringements of the Vuilo patent for process and apparatus used in the manufacture of cotton seed and lin seed oil, Judge George Tatt of the United States circuit court refused the injunction, and declared the patent void. Governor Hogg of Texas, has issued a proclamation quarantining all ves sels or persons from infected ports, to go into eflect May 1. Quarantine is declared against per-ons With cholera, yellow fever or similar diseases. The borders of the state will be watched by an efficient corps of physicians un der State Health Officer Sweiringeu and every effort is beiug made to keep cholera out of Texas this summer. The Times of Chicago, says: Un less some uufor3een obstacle comes in the way, the famous bichloride of gold cure for drunkeness will pass out of the hands of Leslie E. Kcelcy company Monday. The price to be paid is 810,000,000 and a New York syndicate of capitalists is the purchas er, and all that is necessary to con sumate the sale is Dr. Keeley’s signa ture to the contract, in which he agrees not to enter into the same busi ness again. The joint conference of miners and mine operators of Ohio, held at Col umbus. O.. to fix the orice of coal mining for the year beginning May 1 next, adjourned in disorder without having readied an agreement. The operators insist on the same rate as now paid being continued, and they also idsist on settling the wage ques tion by districts, while the operatives are equally determined. They will act as a unit in the matter. A strike on May 1 is imminent, no further meeting of the miners and operators being arranged for. A London itiot. The strike of union dock laborers at Hull, England, which has been in progress some time, resulted in a riot Saturday, when the union men took the offensive. The non-unionists were game and stood their ground. So the unionists attacked the offices of the shipping firms. When the police took a hand in the game they were obliged to use their clubs vigorously. Late in the evening the Dock La borer’s Union of Hull issued an ap peal to similar unions in London, Liv erpool and Glassgow, requesting them to unite with the Hull union in the light against the shipping federation. No steamers were able to get away Saturday except those that had their cargoes aboard before the trouble oc curred, and the entire shipping trade is at a standstill. Among the companies atTected by the strike is the Wilson line, some of the vessels of which are in the Ameri can trade. Charles H. Wilson, one of the owners of the line, has incurred the special enmity of the strikers by his attitude toward the union aud many threats are made against him. Wilson represents West Hull in the house of commons, and the police will see to it that the threats are not put into execution. considerable excitement prevails everywhere in the land, and the out come of the struggle is anxiously awaited. Will Toucli tlie Hurl oil. President Cleveland will touch ofl tho World’s Fair May 1st in the pres ence of from 100,000 to 150,000 peo ple. The plan to have Hie opening exercises in a small hall has been abandoned, and the ceremonies will bo held at the east front of the admin istration building. There was con siderable objection to the massing of so large a crowd in one portion of the grounds to witness the ceremonies, as it was feared it might ruin the lawns and flower gardens, hut these were overcome by those who favored the open air program. A substantial plaiform will be built just in front of the administration building. This will be connected with the machinery hall, so that Pres ident Cleveland will only have to step to the speaker’s table to touch the button. Tue new plan furnishes many opportunities f^r picturesque eflects. It is proposed to mass all t:ie electric launches, gondolas and all the water crafts in the basin and iu front of the administration building. Thous ands of spectators can get a line view of the platform from tho water front. An Advertising Scheme The treasury department at Wash ington received tho oilier day, in con signment from a southern bank, a number of silver dollars on which were pasted on one side thin pieces of paper, having on them an advertise ment of a business fltm. The adver tisement began, “Roturn this to”— the name following, and then setting forth that his money’s worth could be had for $1. It is stated that the country is being flooded with silver dollars bearing this class of advertise ment. Tha design is copyrighted by the palenteo. While the silver dollars are good, Treasurer Nebcker, *with the approval of Secretary Carlisle, has refused to redeem money defaced in *his way, and today returned a lot al it to the bank that sent it at (lie bank’s expense. EMIN PACHA. DEAD. The Great African Ktp'.orer Gifeii lip lor I;OSt. EMIN PACHA. A letter received at Zanzibar, Africa, from Tippoo Tib’s son confirms the report of the death of Emiu Pacha, the great ex plorer, and all iiis people. Edward Schnitzer was born in Oppelu, in the Prussian Drovin'-* of Silesia, on March 20, 1S40, son of the Mer chant Lout* Scunitzer—died 1845—and his wife, Paulin? Schweitzer, both ot whom were Protestant*. The family left Oppelu in 1812 for Neisse. where the mother and one sister of our fri*ud still reside. After gra duating at the aca leuiy of the town la«t mentioned, E iward Schnitisr entered upon the course of medicine at the University of Breslau. During the years l$63 and 1864 he continued his studies at the University of Berlin, where he took his degre?. He decided to win his way as a physician in Turkey, and left B ?rlin at’the end of 1854. In Scutana he excite 1 the attention and in terest ot the then Vali Ismael Pacha Haqp, and was attached to the stiff of the Furnish dignitary, who was on a round of official visits to the various provinces of the wide Kingdom. After hiving seen in this way Armenia, Syria and Arabia, Schuitze • ar rived at length at Constantinople, where the Pacha died in 1872. Suddenly, however, his old love of wan dering seized him afresh. He set out for Egypt when a favorable prospoct had mean while presented itself. Thus we see the en terprising man at the beginning of 1876, entering into the Egyptian service under the name of Doctor Emin Effendi, and offer ing himself in the south to the Governor General of the Sou lan, which was tlieu be ing rapidly extended. In 1878 he was mad? a an 1 appointed Governor of the equatorial province. From J87S to 1883 he had a score of stations and a post fortnightly between them and Lado. The tide of insurrection in the Soudan swept southward and E nin was imprisoned in bis own provin ’e until rescued by Stanlev in 1839. Soon after he raturna 1 tot.hr* h^art oi Africa, where he has just Dsri.aUetL Gorgeous Display of Jewels. Tiffany & Co., ot New York, placed on private view at tiieir Union Square salerooms today the principal pieces of their extended exhibit for the Co lumbian Exposition. The display is far the most extensive ever attempted by the house, consists of more Ilian 1,000 pieces, prepared especially for the exposition. The value of the col lection is about $2,000,000. In the jewelry display is a large corsage.or nament representing a lattice of maiden liair ferns; in its construction there were used about 300 diamond1* and 175 pearls. There are also two sets of jewelry, consisting of tiara, nocklace and pendant brooch, com posed, one of aqua marines and dia monds, and tlie other of topaz ami diamonds. These sets are each com posed of 2,000 stones. Notable in the silverware collection is the Pueblo en amel vase, the general design of which is taken from the pieces of pottery found among the ancient cliff-dwellers relics. The vase is about two feet in height. The decorative effects are a combination of silver, nickel, cop per, gold and enamel, by means of which the flowers and shrubs most characteristic of the country are re produced. Tiffany & Co. will also give, during the fair, practical illus trations of the work of cutting and polishing diamonds. A World’s Fair Hotel, The Plymouth hotel, a Wold’s fair hostelry at Seventy-second slrect aud Stony Island avenue, Chicago, col lapsed during the slight wind storm that prevailed Saturday morning shortly after midnight. The building was one of the largest of the World’s fail* lintala nnrl wus nlmnut nnnmlotmi In its fall fho building crushed an. other structure, which wa9 to have been used for restaurant purposes in connection with the Plymouth. Both buildings were owned by William Searls of Plymouth, Irnl., and were valued at $25,000. This makes three World’s fair hotels that have been de stroyed by wind and tire in as many days. An Old Relic. A curious old engine passed up the Illionis Ceutral road Saturday through Mississippi en route to the World’s Fair. The name of the engine is “Mis sissippi,” audit is the property of the Brookhaven and Natchez railroad, ft has a cab like a fiat car, and a saw mill boiler. This was made in 183d. It is one of tl^s oldest engines in the state, and was used ou the Illinois Central road when it was first built. The Columbus Caravels. The Columbus caravels, “Santa Maria,” “Nina” and “Plnta” sailed from Havana for the United States last week. They will take a promin ent part in the great naval review to bo held at New York. Visible Cotton Supply, The total visible supply 0f cotton for the world is 3,896,847 bales, of which 3,809,147 are American, against 4,205,181 and 3,092,391 respectively last year. Crop in sight, 6,118,834 bales. NOTES AND COMMENTS. Prof. W. F. Wiixoox, the eminent political economist, has contributed an interesting paper on marriage and divorce statistics to the Political Science Quar terly. His investigations have been thorough, and, from figures covering a »^riod of twenty years, from 1866 to .886, he has been able to sift out aver ages which indicate the rather startling circumstance that marriage in the United States is becoming a failure. That is, it is steadily falling olf, especially in the cities. And not only this, but divorce is gaining as rapidly in popular lavor as marriage is decreasing, Professor Will cox points out that, with the exception of Japan, which has more divorces per year than any other nationality, the United States is far ahead of other countries in this respect, and that of the Christian countries we are in the lead by a considerable majority. It is also shown that the age when young men and women marry is gradually but surely advancing. The average young man of to-day, who lives in a community where there is no especial pressure to become married (in some sections of the far West a man will get married at almost any age if he can tind a wife), waits until he is twenty seven years and about two months old before he ventures into the field of matri mony. This is an advance of just one year over the average of 1871, and to him who can appreciate the value of statistics this will appear as a remarkable differ ence, and one for which some distinct vauat uiar iuuuu. The experiment of a telephone news paper, so to speak, is being tried iu the city of Buda-Pestli in Hungary. A cen tral exchange for the collection of news on all topics usually treated by an ordin ary journal has been established, and from this point items of news, togethei with editorial comments, are hourly sent to regular subscribers over a telephone wire connecting with houses, stores, offices, factories and hotels, as may be desired. Stationary receiving tubes are mounted so us to be on a level with the ear and each telephone instrument is supplied with a wooden tablet upon which subscribers may jot down such notes as they wish to make. The news exchange is divided into two depart ments. In the editorial rooms the matter for transmission over the wires is col lected by a corps of reporters and writers much as in an ordinary newspaper office. Then the copy is sent to the distributing office, where men with distinct and re sonant voices send it to the various sub scribers over the teloplionc wire. Th( news is given iu either German or Hun garian tongue. The charge for the ser vice is seventy-five cents per month. From receiving news over the telephom to listening at home to an inaugural ad dress or Congressional debate or sermon •operas and lectures in distant cities wouM seem only a short step. The process of reclaiming the Arizoni deserts goes on apace. During recen: years many irrigation projects have beei put on a working basis, and district! varying from a few thousands to hundred: of thusands of acres are being rapidl; brought into agricultural and lrorti' cultural use. The greatest project o this character yet undertaken was practi cally begun a few' days ago, and plan: for one still greater are announced. Fo the first, contracts have been placed in volving an expenditure of more thai $2,000,000, for the construction of reser voirs and canals to utilize water from th Gila River in reclaiming 300,000 acres o land, which will be first-class fruit an< vine land. The dam will be one of th largest in the country, and seventy-tw miles of canals are to be constructed The second project contemplates th reclamation of 400,000 acres of now arii land, with water taken from the Ri Verde, stored in three immense resei voirs, and distributed iu 150 miles o canals. The land and the canal route have been surveyed, and the $2,500,00 necessary to undertake the work sut scribed. Much of the land will mak good orange growing laud. Josiah Quincy, the new Assistan .secretary oi state, is tlie hith member c his family to bear the honorable name c Josiah. So great is the filial respect i which this baptismal name is held thu it used to be averred by the people c Quincy, Mass., where reverence for th town’s namesake family has become cult, that the present Mr. Quincy wa originally christened Josiah-Josiah. Th old historic home of the family at Quine has long been one of the finest estates i New England, embracing as it does beautiful piece of woodlaud lying on th margin of the sqa. That particular pai of the New England coast is most, al tractive to the eye, for while sufficient! stern and rock-bound in winter, in sup raer it smiles like an isle of Greece. A most adjoining the Quincy estate, an perched on an elevation at the ver brink of the ocean, is the modern hous of John Quincy Adams, who also is on of the tutelar divinities of the town. A number of years ago horse thieve were so troublesome in western New Jersey that au association of farmers am citizens was formed to run them down uud several arrests were made. Th •rganization proved to be so effectiv that it is maintained to this day, al though so quietly that even tho thieve seldom know of it until they are nabbed An active oommlttce of men calle “seekers” goes out on the trail whet ever a robbery lias been committed, am information relutive to the crime is spreai with surprising quickness. Occasional! the thief, finding himself in danger, wil abandon the horse, and sometimes—fo a thief is usually contemptible—wi drive it iuto r. quagmire to become hop< lessly bogged, Or tic it to a tree in th woods to starve. Vegetarianism in the United State does not discard the use of a meat dit merely because it is unnecessary or ham ful, but also because of the cruelty it flicted on animals by their whoiesal slaughter in the oatering to the mea eating habit. This principle is followe logically to its end, and shoes mude et tirely of felt are largely coming into us among vegetarians. Not only they claii does the use of leather necessitate th killing of animals, but it is injurious s a covering for any part of the body, whil woolen or felt is a natural and beneficis protection. Says Captain Cameron iu “Grei Thoughts”; * ‘Africa has a bigger futui than America, Australia or Tndia. It i* the richest of all, but, of course, every thine depends on management. _ laK« South America, for instance. It is very like Australia The Europeans could briug up their children well there. I be natives are very teachable. Even the hitherto wild tribes are already drilled into good police, engineers, riveter*, etc. Take my word for it, Africa is the hope of the future, and will be the salvation of an overcrowded world.” A stout is going the rounds of a won derful electric loom which will weave the coarsest carpet or the finest linen. It makes no noise in operating, as .each shuttle and moving part works inde pendently. The present power looms run 140 to ISO picks per minute, but this contrivance easily pick* 250 to 300 a minute. Altogether it is very wonderful, but no details of its construction or data of practical tests of it j workings have yet been made public. London, according to report, is a pretty bad place. More than one-third of all the crime of the country h said to be committed within its limit, 25,000 ol its inhabitants are annually arrested as drunk and disorderly, and it has on the average 75,000 people annually taken into custody by the police. Its common lodging-houses shelter about 27,000 persons. Hawaii has a total population of 100,. 000: Native population, 35,000; half casts, 0,000: Chinese, 10,WU; Japanese^ 12,000; Americans, 2,000; foreign parentage, 7,500. Imports valued at $7,000,000; exports, $13,280,000. Schools, 173; of these thirty-six are native schools; pupils in all, 10,000. Native churches, fifty-nine; communi cants, 5,427. Foreign phurches, eleven; membership, 1,190. In connection with the' recent bill before Congress providing for automatic couplers for freight cars it is interesting to note that ever 3,000 patent;- for such devices have been granted a id that a large number of applications am on file in the Patent Office awaiting tba ii cision of the examiner. THE ARMY’S NEW BADDOON. Its Use la Warfare to be Shown at the Chicago Exposition. The army has secured its flying ma chine. The military balloon, which is to form a part of the War Department ex hibit at Chicago, has been purchased by Gen. Grecly, of the French balloonmaker, Lachambre. The balloon has a capacity of 13,000 feet and will cost 9,000f. It is to be made of goldbeater's skin, and the contract price includes basket, ropes, sandbags, drag, and other accessories of military balloons. It is expected that the balloon will be in Chicago by the middle of April. A detachment of Signal Corps Sergeants will be sent to the exposition grounds to join the force already there that practi cal illustration may be given of the methods of signaling in the army, includ ing the operation of this military bal loon. It has not yet been decided from what source the gas for the balloon will be obtained. Pure hydrogen gas is the btst, and it ruay be obtained directly from the Chicago plant. There is also the proposition that the gas be brought from the East, ns an illustration of f transportation in time of war. The gas l can be compressed into steel tubes, each s four or five feet long, and in this manner > easily carried to the place where the bal loon is to be filled. » In the Euglish Army the gas is mnnu 1 factured at a Government plant and 3 compressed into tubes, and so carried to - the balloou. I he r reach have - a better E system. They carry the plant *i*b the s ballcon, and manufacture the ) sired. The plant may be picked upTiM. ^ - carried off without auy trouble. If thefe e was any such occasion in this country *s ' there is in Europe for military balloou iug, this principle of a portable gas ; plant would undoubtedly be the one '» ! adopted for the United States Army, but the balloon which has beeu purchased 1 will be used entirely for experimental 2 purposes agaiust the time when such a feature may be necessary. While the development of the military 11 balloon haa been confined to the fighting . B nations of Europe, it is an interesting ® fact that the first use of the balloon in f time of war was during the war of the J rebellion in this country. The idea was * grasped by the observant powers of the 2 Old World, and the results, especially in the French Army, have approached very ‘ near perfection Time was when the ’ military balloonist were content with the captive balloou, such as will be sent to 2 Chicago. This is the regulation globular balloon, attached to the basket of which ' is a light wire, extending to a huge reel, which allows the wire to unwind as the balloon ascends, and serves to pull the balloon back to camp. The wire has i a double use, in holding the balloon and furnishing the oocupants of the basket a 1 means of communicating, as by tele , phone, with the officers at the reel, j An advance on this principle is the di s rigible balloon, first brought out by the - French in 1884. The dirigible balloon is s of different shape from the captive, be . ing elongated from and equipped with a 1 propeller operated by on electric motor, - which drags the balloon through the air, l a rudder enabling the operator to con 1 trol its direction. At a recent test, out f of seven ascents, the balloon was steered l through the air and was returned to the r place of starting on five trips. 1 The fault with the dirigible balloon at - present seems to be in the weight of the e motor. This, it is thought, will be easily corrected, and the military bal g l°°n will have come very near the ideal 2 flying machine. e Au Enormous Air Mhlp. S I A large dirigible baloon, intended t* make headway against air currents oK e twenty-eight miles an hour, is beinJK II made in France. It will be similar in\ e form to the La France of 1881-85, but \ 8 larger—230 feet in length and forty-three I feet in its greatest diameter. It will I weigh sixty-six pounds per horse power, I and will be propelled by a screw In/ t frout, with a rudder behind.—[New YorljJ e Press.