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DOINGS OF CONGRESS.
BOTH BRANCHES OF THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE AT WORK. Cuban Question, Proposed Monetary Con ference and Nicaragua Canal Bill Are Topics In the Senate —The llonse Over rides the Executive on a Pension Bill. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—Tho senate had l busy'session, tho Cuban war, tho pro posed international monetary conference lud the Nicaragua canal each coming in ?or a share of attention. Mr. Turpie of Indiana closed his speech tn the' Cuban resolution, urging that Spain had utterly failed to quell the out freak and that tho United States should - intervene. The Wolcott bill for an international monetary conference was considered for tho first time. Mr. White (Dem.) of Cali fornia and Mr. Cannon (Ind.)of Utah and Mr. Daniel (Dem.) of Virginia urged that Hie confereuce would be futile and was not intended as a serious movement to ward bimetallism. It was most evident, however, that tho bill would meet with littlo opposition beyond the expression of lenators that tho conference would accom plish nothing. Mr. Stewart offerod an fcmeiulment providing that in case tho con ference failed the secretary of the treasury lhall within 30 days begin the free and unlimited coinage of bath gold and silver. No final action on the bill was taken. The Nicaragua canal debate was re lumed, Mr. Daniel spouking against tho measure. Mr. Morgan (Dem.) of Alabama, in charge of the Nicaragua canal bill, pro posed an amondment designed to overcome the objection stated in the 14} at protest of Minister Rodriguez of the Greater Repub lic of Central America. The amendment provides that of tho $100,000,000 of capi tal proposed by tho bill 5 per cent shall bo reserved for Central American govern ments and their citizens who may desire to subscribe. It also specifies that tho bill lhall in no way go by tho concession granted by Nicaragua and that all agree ments undor that concession shall bo ob lerved. Mr. Chandler introduced a bill perma nently consolidating tho labor and census bureaus and creating a department to be known as tho labor and census department, with a commissioner at its head. There is *lso to bo an assistant commissioner and levoral permanent employees in the census branch of tho work. Tho bill also provides Chat tho twelfth census shall bo restricted •o such specific topics and features as may be authorized by congress. Proceedings of the House. The house overrode another of President Cleveland's pension vetoes by a vote of 137 k> 52. Tho bill pensioned Jonathan Scott .if the Sixth lowa cavalry, who is now liv ing at Oswego, Kan., at the rato of $72 per month. Mr. Cleveland vetoed it on the ground that the disability for which the beneficiary was to l>o pensioned was not contracted in tho service. Tho rest of the session was devoted to a continuation of the bill for Indian appro priations. Only a few amendments were adopted, and those of minor importance. About 25 pages of tho bill were covered. Mr. Hartnmn of Montana offered in a ipirit of facetiousuoss an amendment to tho Indian appropriation bill appropria ting $1,000,000,000 for tho education and civilization of tho "Seeloy savages" of tho Manhattan reservation. Tho house enjoy ed a good laugh, and tho amendment was .■juickly ruled out on a point of order. Mr. Hurley of New York introduced a resolution to appropriate SIOO,OOO as a contribution to the monument to Revolu tionary soldiers which tho Sons and Daughters of tho Revolution are to build In Fort Greene park, Brooklyn. The reso lution proposes that SIOO,OOO shall lie raised by private subscription before the government appropriation is available. Proceedings of the Week. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—1n the senate the legislative, oxocutivo and judicial ap propriation bill, carrying approximately 123,000,000, was passed; also a bill for the construction of a now custom house in New York. Mr. Turpio of Indiana con tinued his speech in opposition to the Nicaragua canal bill. In the house tho time was mainly spent in discussion of tho Yost-Tucker election contest. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.—1n the senate there was a spirited discussion of the Nica ragua canal bill, and an ineffectual effort was made by Mr. Morgan to llx a date for the final vote. In the houso tho debate on tho Yost- Tucker election contest was concluded, and by a vote of 127 to 111) a resolution was adopted confirming Mr. Tucker's title as the representative from the Tenth Vir ginia district. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—1n the senate yesterday a letter was read from Minister Rodriguez, representative of the Greater Republic of Ceutrul America, which in cludes Nicaragua, in effect protesting against tho construction of tho Nicaragua canal by tho United States. Tho letter created a sensation and was the theme of a spirited debate. Mr. Morgan of Alabama iloclared that tho letter was inspired by the Britisli opposition to American con trol of the proposed waterway. Mr. Tur pie of Indiana strongly denounced the ad ministration's Cuban policy. In the houso the bill to provide for hold ing terms of tho United States court of tho eastern district of Texas at the town of Beaumont was passed over the presi dent's veto by a vote of 144 to 08. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.—1n tho senate yesterday tho consideration of tho Nica ragua canal bill was continued, and there was further delwitc of an exciting charac ter. A resolution introduced by Mr. Mor gan was finally adopted asking the state department for all correspondence relating to the Nicaragua canal since 1887 between tho United States and any minister or rep resentative of Nicaragua. A number of minor bills on tho calendar wore passed. The houso was not in session. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—1n tho senato yesterday Mr. Turpie of Indiana spoke in favor of tho recognition of Cuban inde pendence and strongly denounced the Span ish war policy and Captain General Wey ler. A memorial asking the senate to In vestigate the conduct of tho recent elec tion in Delaware was prcsentod. Eulogies on tho Into Charles F. Crisp were pro nounced. The houso took up the Indian appropri ation bill in committee of tho whole. Tho icnatc bill for the survey of a water routo from the jetties through tho ship canal to Galveston was passed. Victims of an Earthquake. LONDON, Jan. 25.—A dispatch to The Timos from Teheran, Persia, reports that 1,400 bodies have boon recovered from tho ruins which resulted from tho recent earth ijuako on tho island of Kislim in tho Por lian gulf, the inhabitants of which wore estimated to number 5,000, mostly Arabs, TUNNEL UNDER THE SEA. Italy and Sicily are Planning a Tremend ous Undertaking. A tunnel between the mainland of Italy and the island of Sicily is now actively projected. Plans and a model complete In every detail were executed by the Italian civil engineer, De Ja hnnnis, and are now on exhibition at i the University of Padua, says the Philadelphia "Record." j The principle employed by him is that of boring In parabolic spiral lines. After thorough and careful studies of the Strait of Messina, its varying depths, the nature of the ground and all other conditions which might assist or interfere with the success of the enterprise, De Ja linnnls decided to begin his tunnel near San Giovanni di Sanitello, at the foot of the Aspronionte Mountain range, while the mouth on the other side will be located on the plain "Degli Inglesi." The entire tunnel will be nearly two miles long and will consist of two shafts of about 10.000 feet each, de scending at a grade not exceeding 32 feet in each 1,000. Such a tunnel would be much preferable to a bridge, which would have to have a span of 4.500 feet, and with the enormous strength of the winds in the strait such an attempt appears to be exceedingly dangerous. This tunnel will cost about $350,000,000, but the money has not yet been appropriated. The Most Aged Married Couple, The most aged married couple in Ohio, and probably the oldest in the United States, is Philip Ilines, aged 100 years, and his wife. Rebekali Ilineg, 00. They have resided for many years in Brown township, Debt ware county. Mrs. liines is a remarkably well pre served woman. She is 5 feet 11 inches, weighs about 130 pounds, has deep brown eyes, and hair well mixed with gray, once a beautiful auburn. Her step is quick and decided, and her face is marked with absence of wrinkles. Iler conversation is entertaining and intelligent. Philip Ilines was 100 years old Au gust 12. 1890. lie is considered the oldest resident of the State, and be yond a doubt the oldest husband in the United States. He was born in Mary land, and in early boyhood took a fancy to the boots and shoes made by his uncle, Philip nines, whose name ho bears. His uncle, thinking he would make a success of the trade, taught it to him, and in a few years he was making footgear for the stern er sex and belles of the neighborhood. When in the prime of his youth he moved to Knox county, Ohio, and opened a shop. He was the youngest son of a family of live children, anil was considered one of the most in dustrious then in the neighborhood. When he located in Knox county lie was surrounded by Indian camps, and with wild beasts he came in contact almost constantly. lie made friends with the Indians, whose favor he won. not only for himself, but for his sweet heart. MEN AND WOMEN. McKinley is another of the long list of American Presidents who were not college graduates. R. L. Stevenson, Professor Henry Drutnmond and "lan Mnclaren" were classmates at the Edinburgh Univer sity, and not one of the three won dis tinction as a student. Mine. Sarah Bernhardt, who long withheld her patrounge of the wheel, now tluds that it restores and refreshes her more than anything after a fatigu ing uiglit at the theatre. Prussia's high executioner, Herr Reindel, being about to retire, hun dreds of applicants for his position have appeared. He gets $37 for each execution and his traveling expenses. Kaiser Wlllielm is extending ills idea of artistic collaboration. He is now said to be at work on a historical drama, which a young poet of Wies baden will put into German verse for him. Prince Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, who is frequently named as a probable consort for the Queen of the Nether lands, IH the second son of the eldest son and heir of the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar. He was bom in April 1878, and is, therefore, rather more than two years older than the young queen. A PARIS SUGGESTION. A Definition. Sunday School Teacher—Johnny, what does Christmas mean? Johnny—My pa says Christmas means swapping n lot o' things you can't afford for a lot o' things you don't 1 want.—Life. EOCKERTON'S LOVE: Alpheus Munro hnd made his pile as a speculator, principally in rails, but lie still amused himself by dealing now and again to the extent of one mil lion dollars or so, although for gen eral business he had practically re tired from 'Change. He was a wid ower, with an only daughter, Dora Munro, nged twenty—a fine, hand some blonde, who hud taken up the study of science. Dora had, of course, heaps of offers, eligible and otherwise, but she had not met the man whom she cared to mar ry, and, at her urgent desire, her fath er hud sent her to Harvard to enable her to pursue her studies. She went to the university with a mind fully made up to devote her life to science and to abjure matrimony. In fact, as she herself put it. she had locked up her heart aud thrown away the key. But we are told that "Love laughs at locksmiths," and, in confirmation thereof, she had not heen long at Har vard when she found herself head over ears in love with George Stanislaus Rockerton, who was studying law there. Young Rockerton came from a good family, was rich, good-looking, and in every way eligible; but when Dora wrote to her papa informing him of lier tender passion and asking liis consent to her engagement, she received a tele gram (he was so urgent that he would not wait for the post to carry his re fusal):— "No. Come home at once." Her father received her kindly, but with a firm-set countenance, which she knew from her observation of his dealings with others indicated that his mind was made lip, and that nothing could aller it. She, of course, burst into tears to be gin with; but that had no visible ef fect on her parent. "My dear Dora," he said, "you can not imagine how It pains me to be obliged to run counter to your desires, but when I have explained matters to you I hope you will agree with me and give up the idea of marrying this young Rockerton. "When I was a lad my father hnd a farm out West, the adjoining farm to which belonged to Ralph Rockerton, the grandfather of the young man you have met. I need not go into details; it will suffice you to know that my father and old Rockerton had a bitter quarrel, and that a feud arose between the two families which can never be healed. "I would rather see you in your cof fin," lie added nielodranmtienlly. "than see you the wife of one of that brood." "But, papa," urged Dora, "it is a very long lime ago, and I don't think that a quarrel between my.grandfather and his grandfather should be any rea son wliy Geo—l mean Mr. Rockerton —should not be a good husband to me. lie is rich. I have always done as you have wished, and now, when I feel that my life's happiness is at stake, you make this stupid objection." "It must have been a very dreadful quarrel, papa, for you to harbor re venge all these years. Tell me more about it. If my life Is to be blighted," she said, sighing deeply, "I should like to know why." "It was about a stream, my dear, which ran between the two estates. Old Rockerton insisted that the water was all on his land, whereas it was the boundary, and we bad the right on one Bide of the stream and he on the other. But it really distresses me to think of that dreadful time when for two whole years I walked about with my life in my hand, so to speak. I beg you will say no more on the subject." "Well, Just one question, papa," asked I)ora, with an eye to future con tingencies. "Was any one killed?" "No. No one was killed, but your grandfather was shot in the arm, and I can never forgive them—never never!" Her father then insisted on her prom ising him that she would never marry without his consent, which she did readily enough, but she saw it was use less arguing with him any further, and for the time the matter ended. It soon became evident to Mr. Mun ro that Dora was really fretting and making herself ill about "that con fouuded fellow, Rockerton," as be said to himself. He was a man of action and determined to give her a thorough change. "Dora, my girl," he said the next morning at breakfast, "how would you like to go to England for a bit?" "Oh, papa!" she exclaimed, witli the most brilliant look on her face that he had seen there for a long time. "That would be delightful! You know I've al ways wanted to go across and see the Old World. But can you spare the time?" "Well, no, my girl, I can't just now," he replied. "I am obliged to remain here for a time, as I have a specula tion on which requires my presence on the spot, but Mrs. Laking is going over by the next Cunarder, and she would ehaperoue you to your uncle's in Man chester, where you could stay and amuse yourself till I arrived, which probably would be in about three months or so." So it was settled, and the following week Dora, having first informed young Rockerton, with whom she kept up a secret correspondence, of her de parture aud destination, stepped on board the mail steamship under the care of her lady friend aud in due course arrived at her uncle's in Man chester. She was warmly received by her English relatives. Thomas Spander, her late mother's brother, had a large business in the cotton spinning trade in Manchester, and resided at Birk.- dalo, going backward and forward to his business, HO she had the beueflt of the sea n!r. What with that and the sea voyage over and her new surround ings she in a very short time resumed her old healthy looks, and, as Mr. Siamler wrote to Mr. Munro "she seemed to have entirely forgotten her love affair." She also, of course, frequently wrote to lier father. In one of her letters she said.— "I am awfully comfortable here. Everybody seems to do everything possible to make me bappy. Uncle Thomas' son George Is at home from tlie university where he is studying for the church. He seems a very nice young man. not at all solemn, as one would think, and he plays tennis love ly. lie returns to Cambridge to-mor row." "Um!" reflected old Munro, as lie read this letter. "That's more like it, now; But I'd rather she didn't marry a parson. Still, if they knock their heads together, I won't stand In the way. I'll give her plenty of money and," he had rather vague ideas of church matters. "I'll get him a dean ery or a bishopric or something." Dora had been in England for two months, and everything had settled down quietly, when Mr. Munro was electrified one morning to receive a cablegram from her:— "George has come all the way from Cambridge. Wants to marry me im mediately. Do consent and make me happy. DORA." "Well, this beats cock fighting!" mur mured Mr. Munroe, as be stared at the message. "He must have fallen very deeply In love with her indeed. Ob, 1 consent! But bow about the settle ments'; I suppose that Tom Hpander reckons on uiy doing what Is right, and I will. 1 wish I could get over, but I'm stuck fast with that confound er speculation for another month and I might lose me a million if 1 left it, and I can't afford that. Well, here goes!" And he sent this telegram:— "Don't understand the hurry, but I consent. Am very happy. Wish every happiness. Cannot leave here for a month. Tell uncle I will arrange handsomely. A. MUNRO." Ten days after this message, on the arrival of the Cunard steamship at New York, Mr. Munro was sitting in bis private ottice when the door was opened and in walked his daughter, leaning on the arm of a very well set young man—of course her husband. The old man jumped up. "Well, this is a surprise!" he shouted. "What on earth made you in such a hurry to get married? All, well, I was young myself once, and I know when 1 fell in love with your mother I was in a deuce of a hurry to get married." "Oil, papa!" murmured Dora, as she threw her arms around his neck and kissed him. "It was so kind of you to give your consent. 1 am so happy. I thought you would, though, when you knew what a long way George had come to seek me!" "Oh, well, I guess It's uot. such a very loug way, after all," replied her father. "England's only a little place altogether, you know." "Well," said (ieorge, "that's true; but it's nigh upon four thousand miles be fore you get there." The elder man stared at this observa tion, which, like sonte of the redoubt able Captain Bunsby's he coudn't un derstand the application of. However, he passed it over. "Well, George, my boy," he said as he shook his hand in a hearty grip, "I'm truly glad to have you for a sou lu-law. And how's your father?" "My father?" echoed George. "He's been dead these ten years or more." "What does all this mean?" cried Mr. Munro in amazement. "Am I mad, or what is it? You have just left your father, my brother-in-law, Tom Spander, in England, huven't you?" Horn threw up her arms, and with a wild shriek fell down on the thickest part of the soft fur rug that lay be fore the fireplace, In what appeared to be a dead faint. The two men bent down at the same time to attend to her and bumped their heads together, and everything was confusion. "My name's not Spander," said George, hurriedly, as he rubbed his head with one hand and supported Dora with his disengaged arm. "My name's Iloekerton, and 1 went all the way from Harvard university, in Cam bridge, Massachusetts, to England to secure your daughter." Eor about five minutes the place would hardly hold him, aud his anger was such that he took no means to restore his daughter, leaving her new found husband to "bring her round" as best he could. However, by the time he had roared himself out of breath he saw the futil ity of his further opposition and resent ment and, like the good business man that he was, he veered round and met the wind as It blew. "Well, well," he said, "I've been done, but what's done eau't be helped." lie then turned to assist Dora, but by a strange coincidence that young lady had just come to, and in a burst of hysterical tears begged forgiveness for the little misunderstanding." "I forgive you, you little witch," her father cried. "But I have my suspi cions about the misunderstanding." And Mr. Munro has never been able to decide In his own mind whether It was accidental of malice prepense on Dora's part that the misunderstand ing occurred. He has on several occa sions tackled his daughter on the sub ject, but she has always managed most skilfully to evade the question, and as she and her husband are the happiest couple imaginable, nud 'George Is not such a bad chap, after all," Mr. Munro has long since ceased to inquire into it, and has also, of course, buried the hatchet with the Roekeron family. a sister's Love. "Do I love George?" mused Clara, softly, "o<r is it simply n sister's af fection that I feel for—" Just then Hobby burst noisily into the room and interrupted her meditations. "Get out of here, you little brat!" she shouted, and. seizing him by the arm, she shot him through the door. "Ah, no," she iighed, as she resumed her interrupted train of thought; "my love for George is not a sister's love. It is something sweeter, purer, higher and holier."— London Figaro. Occasion for Regret. It was hie wife's father who spoke. "Do you know," he said, "that you made a very poor impression upon me the first time you called?" The wife's father's son-in-law shook rus Lead. "Well, you did," continued thefather 'n-law of the wife's father's son-in-law. "1 had half a mind to kick you out," "Too bad you didn't," regret full}' an vwered the son-in-law of the father-in low of the wife's father's son-in-law.— Chicago Post. An Expert at It. When the former's young son goes to col lege He proves himself naught but a goose; Wlille the old man Is raising potatoes. The young man Is raising the deuce. —Brooklyn Life. JUdT THE I'LAIN TRUTH. Widow (ordering tombstone) —And I don't want any maudlin sentiment on it ; just put; "Died, Age 75. The Good Die Youn£." —Phil May's Annual. Inconsiderate. "I dreamt I dwelt In marble halls," She sings the whole night through; She never seems to think that we Would like to dream some, too. —Washington Star. Die Conduct Explained. Mr®. Ferry—Just think! That man's wife across the way died only six weeks ago, and to-day he is getting married! Mr. Ferry—Well, what would you liave? You surely could not expect a man on a salary to stand the expense of a funeral and a wedding all in the same month, could you?— Cincinnati En quirer. Taking No Chauces. Sick Physician—My dear, I must ask you to send for Dr. Cutem, as I feel the necessity of having medicn! treatment. II is Wife—But why do you not doctor yourself? Sick Physician—llow can you ask when you are aware how few of my pa tients recover.—N. Y. Tribune. Pro and Con. Mrs. Todgers—l am always in favor of giving the under dog a show. Mrs. Itodgers—lt's a wonder, then, that you don't remove the pressure from your husband once in awhile. The ensuing affair was not governed by Queensbury rules. —Cleveland Lead er. Life at the Aline*. Pennsylvania Citizen (breathlessly) —Come down to Shanty town. The Hungarians are killing each ot her and the gutters are running with blood. Pennsylvania Constable—My I my! What is it—a wedding or a christening? —N. Y. Weekly. How He Refrained. He—l hope you ladies appreciate the great self-control 1 am exhibiting. One of the Girls —Self-control? In what way? "I liave said nothing about a thorn between two roses."—N. Y. Truth. Alpha and Omcgu. Cora—The great trouble with fetmale suffragists is that they go to extremes. Menitt —1 quite agree with you, my dear. They used to be satisfied with short hair; now they want short skirts. —N. Y. Journal. Truly VVonderruJ. "What do you think of my French, Jules?" I asked of my Paris guide. "It iss vonderful, madame," lie re plied, courteously. "In all my life be fore 1 never have heard anysing like it," -Tit-Bits. Women's Ways. "When Mrs. Kavvton lived in Pawpaw she wouldn't wear a gown unless it was made in Chicago. "Yes, and now that she lives in Chi cago, she won't wear any gown made outside of Paris."—Chicago Record. Case of Heredity. Koblspring—Do you believe in heredi ty, Mrs. Wostside? Mrs. Westside—Most assuredly T do. There is Pearl Place; her father was a boilermaker, and she fairly dotes on Wagner.—Buffalo Evening Times. A Life Saver. Puffy—Just saved a man's life. Guffy—How was that? Puffy—Met a fellow on the street. Raid he'd blow my brains out if I didn't give him my watch. Gave him the watch.—Tit-Bits. Au Inference. Jones —The play is said to be an ar tistic success. Smith —Are they losing much money on it?—N. Y.Truth. Nothing Serious. Limply—What is the matter with Miss Plassid's eyes? Gimply—Oh, they tje in a little, thnt's all.—N. Y. World. TEACHING BY PHONOGRAPH. A Curious and Clever Scheme of n New York Professor. Many novel projects have been de vised in the way of language teach ing, but never until just lately has the phonograph been made part of the outfit of the linguistic professor. "It is difficult at lirst to see how this instru ment can help along teaching of any kind, but thereon hangs a tale. The man who has adapted the phonograph | to this profession is It. D. Cortina, and he has been so successful tbat al- I ready he has sent out over five hun dred machines all loaded with his In struction and primed with his voice. Ilis method Is simple. With each plionograh there is sent his textbook, twenty loaded cylinders and twenty blank ones. Each lesson in the book is arranged in the form of questions and answers. The pupil ready to be gin, puts the cylinder of the first les son In the machine, the tubes iu his ears and starts the phonograph. Keeping his eye on the book lie hears the words and phrases repeated, with their proper accent, just as If the pro fessor stood at his side. There Is an additional advantage that the lesson can be repented twenty or a hundred time, if necesary, until every sound is familiar to the pupil. Then after having thoroughly learned these sentences, he puts oue of the unused cylinders In the ma chine and repeats the lesson. In a little paper box the cylinder goes back to New York, and at his earliest op portunity Mr. Cortina pops it into his own machine. At his side is the stenographer. As he listens to the lesson, repeated back, now stopping the phonograph, now starting it going again, he dictates his criticism, where the pronunciation is wrong, what is right, what the mis takes are and where they have been made. Tiie letter and the cylinder go back to the pupil, who reads and listens to his own voice reproduced. Then, taking up the original cylinder once more, he is able to tell just where the difference lies. FORTUNES IN OLD CORKS. •rtiii Number of IlinVrent Ways In Which They arc Mailo Useful. It was easy to find the place, for an elaborate "cork castle" of ridiculous proportions adorned the window, and four stiff-legged cork men were appar ently making efforts to drive a score or so of cork fowls into the castle keep. Inside the shop the proprietor was busily sorting new-looking corks Into little muslin bags for samples. "These," said he, in the course of my chat with him, "are all old corks, and perhaps some of tlieni have been remade three or four times. Yes; I can make money out of any sort of old corks, good or bad. These," he contin ued, leading the way to a long, high room, linen on each side with immense wooden bins, "are all old corks. This lirst bin, you see is filled with mixed or broken cork articles. "I pay something like fourpence or sixpence a pound for tills refuse, and, after being washed in hot water and then dried, it Is ground fine and sold to linoleum manufacturers at two shil lings a pound. "These are what we call screws," he said, leading the way to a bin of old glngerbeer and wine bottle corks. "By 'screws' we mean that the corks have been plterced by a corkscrew, which, of course, renders them unfit for re making into new corks. So we put them through a 'corking' machine, which cuts the inside out of them, and leaves n hollow tube. The tubes are then sliced into rings for use in beer and gingerbeer bottles. "The very best quality of wine corks, which are sold in the first instance at from Bs. to 10s. a gross, are bought by us for Bd. We get our supply of them from the big West End clubs and fash ionable restaurants. It is very seldom that a corkscrew goes into the corks in high-priced wine, therefore it Is an easy matter for us to make them into apparently new corks.—From Answers. Unloudiiig u Ituni. The It., W. and O. depot at Woleott was a scene of great excitement short ly before G o'clock Saturday evening, when Ticket Agent Graves and the train crew of No. 101 attempted to un load a blooded merino ram. which had been shipped there to a sheep fancier. The ram was in a stout crate and nlso 111 a tremendous rage. No sooner had the crate touched the ground than with a bound the ram knocked one end out and instantly assailed every one in sight. The crew took refuge on the cars, while Graves bolted for lhe semaphore pole. As he placed his hand against the pole and started to climb the ladder the beast lunged against the ]>olo, catching Graves's left hand between its head and the heavy timber, crushing ids lingers hor ribly. The young man was knocked from the pole, and in the extremity seized the beast by the horns. Then ensued a wild scuffle between the ram on one side and Graves and the train crew on the other, in which Graves bore the brunt of the conflict, being down in the cinders with ram and train crew on top of him most of the time. When the rant was at last returned to its crate it was found that, besides having liis hand crushed. Graves was cut and bruised from head to foot, and had his uniform nearly torn off.— Rochester Union and Advertiser. Shocking Ignorance. "Fa, who was Shyloek?" Paterfamilias (with a look of sur- I prise and horror): "Great goodness, boy, you attend church and Sunday school every week and don't know who Shyloek wml Go and *rnd you Bible, sir," GAIOOMMANDER .las. S. Ddan, Gen. Grant Post, Rondout, N. V. CURED OF DYSPEPSIA Commander D'un wiitos: "As Chief IT. S. Mali Agent < f tho 1. & I). R. K., good hea tli is indispensable. I found myself however all mil down with Dys pepsia. 1 d R'lor.'d and doe or d. but I grow worse. I suffered mis< ry night and lay. for full two years. My .ens - was pronounofu incurable. lehan e ito meet Dr. K niiedy about that time, and told him o my condition and he si'd, try a "DR. DAVID KENNEDY'S FAVORITE REMEDY take it morning, noon and night, and it will cure you. I took the medicine as lirected. but had no confidence in a cure, is my case had been tried by so many. \fter using it a week I began to feel better, and in a short while after that I vas entirely cured. That terrible dis tress. everything I ate, breaking up sour in my throat had all gone and I have not iad a moment's discomfort since. To lay there isn't a healthier man and my appetite is grand." "Running Over With Mirth." Prominent among the later evidences >f a revival of pure comedy is tho enthu siastic reception of Mr. llennessy Le loyle, starring in "Other People's doney," which will be presented at tho 0 and opera house on Monday evening, dr. Lelloylo lias been wise enough to rasp the opportunity afforded iu "Other People's Money*' to display a talent vliich cannot but place him in the for iuost of living comedians. "Running iver with mirth'' is the term most fitly •xpressing his personality. But his de- Ightful fun must be seen and heard to e guaged. Judging by other produc ions of tho time, words but freely con vey au idea of the robust, wholesome wit >l Le Boyle. Tho company supporting lie star comprises some well-known •eople, and is so well balanced in quality if work that nothing more can be desired. "A Trump in Society." Many writers have of late aired their economic schemes through cleverly writ en novels, in which they manage to veave their views with a pretty love ilot, and in that way hold tho reader's ittention until they compel linn to digest vicialism, nationalism or some other •rt of ism. Whon made stand alono nt few of these vagaries will pull lirough the tost of even theoretical nalysis, and the ordinary reader lias so I'ten picked flaws in these economic lovels that is a relief to tind one which vill stand all tests. This is "A Trauip in Society." written by Robert Cowdrey, and published by the Schulte Publish ing Company, Chicago; price, 25c. it is 1 real novel which instructs as well as entertains, and the reader does not have to cast out from his knowlege-box that vhieli he imbibes from its pages. Special MIIHICUI CS ift.. The very latest musical composition to enlist popular approval is ' The Broad Street Conservatory March," composed >y a young Philadelphia!!, Roland 11. Sinitli, a pupil of the popular institution to whom bis work is dedicated. It is ighlv inspiring, suggestive us it is of the popular marches written by Sousa. .i lias been played by all the" leading lieatre orchestras and concert bands in lie Quaker City. The piano part of this •xcellent march has just been issued Tiie author will present a copy free to * very reader of tho Tiubum: who will end name and address, enclosing this lotieo and 0 cents in stamps to cover nailing and postage, to the Broad Street 'onservatory of Music, 1331 South Broad -trcct, I*lii 1 adlpliia. A Menial A miction. "It's a bad thing," said the sympa thetic man, "but Llykius has become a veritable miser." "Impossible." "It's true. The Inst I heard of him he didn't get nnv pleasure out of any thing except sitting down in the cellar counting his hoard of anthracite coal over and over again." Washington Star. I ore© of Habit. A barber, as a chanjrc of trade. His way Into a pulpit made, And tfliMy prc-ach;d from any text. Old habit, though, sprang up once more; His congregation he perploxt One day, baptizing half a score, After the llrat, by cnlhrv; "Next!" Bay City Chat AN APPROPRIATE NAMIC. ir ■'tV - ' - v 'r =srV t• rf>> # Dusty Dooly—Say, Willie, what do dey call you Bicycle Bill for? William—l dun no. Cuz I'm always tired, I guess.—St. Louis Globe-Demo crat. Love's Plight. I would write you a letter, my darling— Ah—my tears fall—silent and damp; But—'tis several weeks until pay day. And I've only a one-cent stamp. —Chicago Record. Conclusive Evidence, lie—l don't have to work for a living. She —That's evident. He—What do you menu? Slue—You are still living. —N. Y. Truth. Circumvent lon. "Advance one foot, man, and [ Icreanil" exclaimed the maiden. But the ardent youth got therewith both feet, and so prevented an outcry. •—Yonkers Statesman.. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.