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A BOOTBLACK TRUST
PROTSCTIVE LEAGUE STARTED IN NEW YORK. MmI B« Ortr fllilun—B«f«tar Seal« of Rhine« of Shoo Store« to B« Opposed— Th« Fmldeat Talk«. Ft i ee e to B« Fixed and Fi V That presumably down-trodden yet cheerful toller, the bootblack, has de termined to asset i himself and strug gle for his rights. Individually, he ■ays, he has many grievances which he hopes to have rectified collectively. In the near future the bootblacks of Greater New York hope to become a power for their owu good. The "Bootblacks' Protective league" has already been organized In that city and, according to the statement of G. P- Cngglano. its president, is already In n flourishing condition. The mem bership, he said. Is now 500. It Is hoped to make it ten times that num ber in a short time, and to put on a Ira basis a proposed scale of prices (or various kinds of "shines." If the organization can accomplish Its purpose the days of the small boy bootblack, who polishes shoes for from • to 5 cents, Is numbered. The union men are going to try and drive him out of business. They want no one who b not 16 years old in the trade. Circulars containing a set of resolu tions adopted by the league have been printed in English and Italian. They ■wit be sent to every bootblack in the city with an invitation to join the league. President Caggiano and six members of the law committee met last night at Hd Mott street. They resolved to draw up a bill which they will sub mit to the league for approval. It will then be sent to the legislature. Just what its scope will be has not been determined. It will contain many provisions that the bootblacks hope to have made law. "I think it is time that the boot black trade should be recognized," said Caggiano. "It Is our purpose to or ganize a branch of our league in every assembly district of Greater New York. ... ,, , We want to have uniform prices estao lished throughout the city and the licensed whether on the streets or in side of barber shops, ferries, stations, clubs, shops and steamboats. The present license of $5 for a street boot bla k stand is too high and we want It reduced. It is not the intention of th- league to hurt the wandering boot Wack of the street. He must, however, be an 'artist' and charge at least 5 cents for a 'shine' and 10 cents for a polish. Boys under 16 years old are to be debarred from membership ln practice of free 'shines' and 'polishes' ln shoe stores stopped. In most all of the large shoe stores a free boot biack stand is placed. That helps take the bread and butter out of our mouths. We want these free stands prohibited and also we want ai! stands We mean to make our the league, aeives felt politically, if necessary," said one member of the law committee at a recent meeting. FROM THE FROG. Om Mmj Get Some Valuabl« Leaioat In Swimming. Washington Star: "A swimmer, no matter whether he is a beginner or an expert, cannot improve upon the ad vice of hls great-grandfather, which Is to go to a brook or sVamp and study the manner and methods of the frog," remarked an ex-champion of the New York Athletic club to a writer for the Btar recently. "The most expert swim mers in the world are tyros compared to the laziest bullfrogs. The difficulty with all swimmers is that they spoil tbe effect of the stroke by the recovery. When a frog starts off he draws hls legs carefully and slowly up under him un til he is in the position of a man sit ting on hls haunches. Then he sud denly gives a mighty spring in the water, kicking his legs out, behind him, but almost directly crosswise. Alter the kicks hls legs are slowly drawn together by hls motion through the water until they hang out behind him in a perfectly rigid form, toe of his web feet is held out straight as an arrow and then nothing retards hls motion through the water. Then again he slowly and carefully draws his legs in and repeats the per formance. You will notice that in drawing the legs up to hls body for a second kick the frog recedes a little. This Is owing to the action of the up per leg on the water, and it Bponds exactly with the similar move ment on the part of a man. thing a frog does is to give hls body a good start through the water, and he holds himself in such a way that he gets the whole value of the stroke. A man starts out with Just such a kick hut after he has gone two or three feet he will begin to swing his hands for ward or draw up his legs in such a fashion that they value of his work, body half way before the effect of the stroke has spent itself." Every os corre The first offset the whole He stops hls own Boon Companions. The Kennebec Journal tells of a man Who has a fox and a hound that boon companions. When both mais were in the pup stage they were placed together, and have now enjoyed a year of each other's society in peace xnd harmony. They sleep together and play with each other much after the manner of two frolicsome pups. are ani IloriM-fllioen». An enactment ln Washington re quires korseshoers to pass an examina tion and to be licensed. LImdkfii to EOCUS ANC1ENT _ MANU9C;,,PT - Th« Allrfed TreuurM W«r« "Fmked" In Central Aal*. Orientalists will do well ta bo on their guard in connection with Central Asian manuscripts, which have of late provided them with such an endless subject of discussion, says the Scota It was Capt Bower who first man. discovered the existence of some ex tremely ancient manuscripts during his great journey across central Asia, and Dr. Sven Hedln brought back a rich collection for the edification and mystification of orientalists. Since then the supply of ancient manuscripts has been very great, but It Is stated that the gravest suspicion is now cast upon the authenticity of a very large proportion of these so-called relics of antiquity. An English officer who Is now en gaged in some exploring work in Cen tral Asia has discovered that there exists In Khotan a regular manufac tory of the manuscript relics, and so large is the output that he believes that at least 95 per cent of the manu scripts which have reached Europe from central Asia during recent yean, are spurious. « he process of manu- j facture has been explained to him. and so Impressed Is he with the difficulty of distinguishing between the genuine and the counterfeit that he has him self adopted a rule of never under any , circumstances buying any ancient book ; i offered to him for sale. Meanwhile j there is much searching of hearts among the owners of the manuscripts | which have already found their way i Into European collections. CURRENT TOPICS. Leslie Basselt, thirteen years old. Is , riding across the many mlies of pral- 1 rie between Colorado and the Missouri The idea of making thU jaunt across three states struck the boy last winter. Attempts to persuade him to abandon the trip were useless. An ticipating that highwaymen might at tack him. he practiced with a revolver, and on his departure carried a gun. The boy wears a bicycle suit, carries no baggage and only a little money. He Is an accomplished amateur enter tainer, and relies on his ability in this i Une to wln the sheke!ÿ of the Kansans and obtain accommodations en route . river. The Philadelphia Times publishes the following letter from a perplexed reader: "Can you inform me whether the shirt waist proposed for the male sex is to be the sport of fashion and , to pass from cambrip to silk, having pompadour sleeves at the shoulders. or lâ lt f or tb [ 3 season t 0 snugly to the arms7 can percales be worn, and lä organdy permissible? Is lt to be be i ted at tbe waist and end tbere or j 3 jt to preserve a masculine continuity j ndor3ed by older practices? Of course if we must wear shirt waists, we want t 0 wear the right thing, and we seek authority. Yours faithfully, Doubt and Anxiety." ; A writer in Bird Lore says: "Several years ago, when in a Western town, I was taken to a neighbor's to see hls Four cages swung in the shel birds. ter of a commodious porch. One con- ; talned a redwinged blackbird that had ! been taken from its neat when very young and brought up by hand. His associates were a canary, a bluejay and an oriole. The canary had been pur chased in a bird store, and had there learned its song. The bluejay and oriole had been taken from neighbor- , ing nests, and had. no doubt, picked ! up the characteristic notes of tbelr I species from the many other members of their kind that inhabited the vicin ity, but it was many mllee to the near est swamp or lowland where one might find a red-winged blackbird. This red winged had learned perfectly the notes of his caged companions, and had 1 picked up some notes of other birds . ln the neighborhood, bnt not one note of the red-winged blackbird did he know." «a *«.i Bannister— So you think you will spend your vacation at some inland resort?' Howson-"Yes. I don't feel that we can afford to go to the sea shore this year." Bannlster-''What place do you expect to go to?" How- ■ son-'T don't know. Haven't the least | idea. Somewhere here in the west, : though. My wife alwayB decides such * matters." Bannister—"Is she partial ! to the western resorts " Howson— ''No, but I've been urging that we go to the sea or some fashionable place down east."—Chicago Tlmes-Herald. A 8oli«n»er. I An Unnecessary Explanation. He was describing a hokl-up in which he had played the star part. "Yes," he eald, "the biggest ruffian held me so tightly against the brick wall that I could feel the mortar scratching my backbone. 'Gimme your watch,' he growled. I gave It to him Immediately." There wag a pause. "Gave lt right up, eh?" said the breathless listener. "Yes," said the victim, "I did." Then he dreamily added: "You see, T was pressed for time!"—Cleveland Plain Dealer. i t No nirtliplAG«. A remark made by a 6-year-old boy on a certain occasion was the natural result of confusion in his small mind, but lt caused amusement to the by standers. The house ln which he bad first seen the light of day had been torn down to make room for a wider street, and the little boy, holding fast i to his father's hand, viewed 'ie ruins 1 ' rulaB 1 with grief and amazement, papa!" he cried, sorrowfully, papa, I wasn't born anywhere was I?*' "Why, "Why, ! now > I I HESUCCEEDSBINGLEY A NEW FACE FROM MAINE IN NATIONAL CONGRESS. Chari«« B. Littlefield K«c«atly Fleeted la Suond District htartod »Jf» as a Carpente r -Ou— Attorn«/ General of tha State. t0 the K nox county bar. hav j ng a perfect examination. Gen eral j p chilly waa aseoolated with hlm ta th „ practice of , aw for a tlm e. Md Mr uttlefleld's eloquence soon brought him a rich practice. latter he u** blg brotberi Arthur S. Llttlefleld. i nto partnership. His ability aa aa orator naturally led him Into politics, Charles E. Littlefield becomes th» successor of Nelson Dingley, Jr., as the result of the second congressional district of Maine, starting life In the role of carpenter, he became successive ly lawyer, representative and attorney general. This shows the Inherent power of growth which has character ised him. Mr. Littlefield was born at Lebanon. York county, Maine, on June II, 1851. He obtained his education at the high school at Week's Mills, and at home under the tutelage of his father. At the age of sixteen he took up the carpenter's trade. Rigid economy enabled him to go to Rockland In 1874, and study law in the office of Rice A Hall. In 1876 he was ( 7 / J f j! ( ' ^ * k m II m' » M ifml \ \\x '■ * n d his career in this line began with a tertn ln th e common council. In 1885 JIr - Uttiefleld was chosen to represent bIs district in the state legislature, and u P° n his re-election two years later he was unanimously chosen speaker of •* le house. The hardest political battle 116 hai fought resulted in his election as "Homey general of the state. In caucus preceding it he defeated K. A. Powers, of Houlton, by thirty votes. V. Ith the exception of Thomas B. Reed, Mr - Llt tlcfle!d was the youngest attor ney 8 e ueral the state had ever had. an<1 d ur *ug his term he carried to 8uccessfu ' conclusion much litigation importance to the state. Among CHARLES E. LITTLEFIELD. the most important cases was that of the state against the Grand Trunk road for taxes, wb.cb the lower courts a had declded adversely to the state. Mr ' L,ulefl e ld K" lned the » lctor y >" ' he Supreme court of the United States and secured over $200,000 for Maine. He was made chairman of the Maine delegation to the Repnblican conven tion of 1896. In tbe latter assembly he seconded Thomas B. Reed's nomlna tlon, and by refusing to abandon hia candidate he alienated some of the political powers of his state. Pretty Regster. The reliability of the lasr of aver ages is strikingly shown in the carry of the mails between London and New York. This service has been In the hands of an American line of steamers. The returns to Parliament for the year 1894 Indicate a remarkable degree of regularity. The distance from St. Martln's-ie-Orand—the site of the London postofflee—her way of St. Panl's churchyard and Biackfriars Bridge, to Waterloo Station and thence by rail to the ship's side at Southamp ton. Is eighty and one-half miles; from . . . _ __ , ' w h l ° * New York the distance Is three tho "* a " d and *>*ty-nlne nautical mile, and . 'L ls as, !""? d t , hat the New York P 0 * 10 ®' 6 |B half a lan(1 mi| e farther— l 01 " 1 dl,tanc «- three thousand six hun dred and thirteen and one-half statute The malls carried by the City ^ ar * 8 an( * by the City of New York, respectively, covered this great dla tance, on an average, outward from London, In seven days, six hours and fifty-five minutes, while the Inward Journey to London waa made, on an average. In seven days, six hours and fifty-six minutes. This regularity was secured against all detentions in the crowded streets of the two cities, the difference in calling routes across ths ocean and the chances of fogs, storms, and Icebergs on the Atlantic. Bo«ln Sometimes advertisements are funny enough to deserve gratuitous circula- tlon. The following are from England, but they will be appreciated by read- ers In this country: Two menageries arrived ln a border town, one of which was under the management of Signor -, and the other under that of hls wife, traveling respectively on their own account. Here they decided unite their forces, and the fact Intimated on the bill thus: the arrival of my wife, my collection of ferocious wild animals is consit bly augmented." This was the n foreigner. It is thought to have bee^ Announcement«. * , , - « . . - T?, 0 "'", ''V natlV * who hu °2 out the following from a traveling hlbltion of waxwork: to was "Owing to ft ra wo of ex "The public is Invited to aee Her Moat Gracious Maj esty. Queen Victoria, In waxwock, targe as life, and other curlosltlo* ' as DICKENS' "EDEN." intltu vui«i< u# a»a la •**■» I» "Martin l'h»»aU«U" The place Dicken» bad 1" o»"d wb * a Marlin Cbuiilewu to he seat young the highly-advertlaed city of Bdeu, and where bis chief character, as well hundreds of other men whose names not celebrated In story, met wuu kl are such greet disappointment, scattered settlement situated on tb« Mississippi river, called Marlon City, a , village which. If It had attained to the , A was a Importance designed by those who , . , .. „„„„ L,.„n inn urged the project, would have been toe . greatest city known to the ancient or modern world. Lots in Marlon toy were disposed of at a premium, and ! many esteemed themselves very for j tunate if able to obtain ground there In the spring of IMi the first event occurred which was deatlaed to event- i ually cause the total abandonment and destruction of Marion City. The great ; Mtssiesippl, swelled by heavy raine and melting snow, rose to an height, and completely Hooded the town. People became disgusted w.ih the place and began to leave. Several ! unusual I years later the village was almost de stroyed by a great fire A terrule wind storm visited it and unroofed many houses and completely tore oth ers to pieces, and when, in addition to this, the river again rose to a great height — higher. In fact, than ever be fore or since- people hurried from It in precipitate haste, and today the site look» exactly as the great novelist de pleted it. DEATH OF AN AUSTR.AN ACTOR The Vienna Imperial Court theater laments the loss of one of Its most fas cinating members—Kmertch second in popularity only to Adolf Sonnenthal, who has Just visited the United States. Robert was by birth a Hungarian and native of Budapest, his real Robert, von Like Von Bonnenthal. surname I being Magyar. Born in 1847. Emerlch Magyar came to Vienna at the age of 9 to pursue his studies at tbs Acade mical Gymnasium. Here he soon dis tinguished hinlself in tb< I classics and for his declamatory taient. I would attend, unknown to his u and parents, a small suburban theater —Prince Sulkowsky German extraordinary On the sly he ers and here, taking j the name of Robert, while stlit a boy. he was engaged to act In minor parti, j Persuaded at 17 that the stage was to | be the field of hi» < Insky. famed tr. be becami pupil of the eminent court a tor, L» -w. as one ot the most emt It Is un that Robert ). and. nent of Austrian reciters, questionably Lewinsky owed much of bis early encouraged by his master. Robert seated blmscif as a candidate for the Stadt theater to the famous Intendant. Laube. "You seem to have a deal of talent." said laube. at tbe end of a rigorous examination, "but as to gaging you, no, 1 could never do that, for you are far too ugly, with your eyes, and, besides, your face Iss too board '' Although Robert subsequently developed Into a hand IO me man. In bis hobbledehoyhood bis appearance was not prepossessing, After much hard study he next triad hls fortune In l86o at Zurich, where he met with defeat, but on May 1. 1866. he becann famous as Arnold in "William Tell." Elated with the thun dering plaudits of the audience he had infatuated ringing In hls ears, he re turned to the boarding house whers ucce rre [ en You blink he was staying. "Herr Robert." said the Swiss householder, hls landlord, sternly, "I visit the plsyhouse once a year, on Schiller's birthday, to attend the performance of 'William Annually thi* vialt has been of enjoyment to me. but tonight it Tell.' j a source was no such thing, for whom should I dis cover on the stage but you. Herr Rob- | ert, whom I have always regarded es a respectable man. I admit to my I house only men of the highest respect- j ability, and little did I imagine that I I 1 !;L "imr f/\ \ y\ .1 If tr EMER1CH ROBERT. harbored an actor. Go and seek commodat Ions elsewhere, for I ac . . _ cannot and will not give you shelter, even for n single night." Menufsetnring Tog. Among the means of protecting fruit trees against frost, practiced In Cali- fornia, Is the production of fog by a generator In the form of a wagon In- vented by Mr. Georg« p. Dltzler ' wagon carries a sheet-iron f upper part of which Is filled with wet atraw, or similar material, kept moist by the automatic Injection from a cask, while I I ®t water j ia r the bottom i« > bl^t at on UP °H Wh | lch tar 18 ljurn e<l. » 1 blast, operating by a revolving fan ; sra «• au tue heat Is compelled to pass " The tank, the 1 nt CAUPl'IKE SKETCHES STORIES FOR OOOO SHORT THE VETERANS. <•« «"• « tteu<i«el— TB» Ceaqaertag orlhUurf Th*u»»«lv«é r«N Him pi« fiord« € uo«|«ered bjr a from Heal«;'« imaiurtal MMf. A thousand mile» from Und are we. the ruartof sea. The aturtwy P«lr«L is Toaain« .bout From billow lo bounding billow cast, uk( niMK . y , nuW UI1 lh , , lorni> bia»i. ar< k . (lle r u abroad us* »»«ds The strong masts sbaks bk« quivering t . abUa _ » nJ lr „„ chains, Th# hul( „hieb all r»mu> •irmg i. au Th* i *nt*jn* lh «> era. k Thelr , valural hard proud s ir, gih dis Kor her who lire» ..n the ».i. w de Un Um craggy Ice. In the frueen air. And only eeeketh her ro.k> lair To warm her young, and lu Isa.h them spreading At Once u er the ware. ikiiii, «fid h«4f(» '.er in. l'p and dowrt! ! p and ioa n ' From the t>a*« uf lh® »me to th# bli low » i*rowii. And amid th# and f«ftth«ry f -««« Th« atoriny i'virvl find« a horn# h a pi*«.« m*> U» ty a ,n ihrer Stormy j of A borne. If wing O'er th« d#«p! 0'«r lh* 4 «*»* Where th« «hair, and th« «baril, and the •word-rish »lewp. Oat flyIn« the bl««t and the dtiklng laio. The I'etr«! trllrih her tat« ■ Who brtng«th him heard * Ah? thus doe» the pr Meet hat« from the •tilt; Yet he ii« «r falter» Stay. |»«t One« mur» o'er the wakes on wine! if » c bird Mi (IS* Mf h the w w« of the d or III. acrvrth diet. if rr««i M •■•ring slur my fought in tl Utj A II» mu mi Under th r«lsx«d dl before the return of th> Just I ip* who •• lack of tnerryi of the hard c iking an of them at the dlffereut Hqu met military quarters and fr the night mi half It if was ai assemblls >f that the ; coi id ln a ä» •mil wing The I ISd irsnd old reun victories '' to ce h«tr ; «ach ot to go back to "U<mT called the North. Th was plentiful, of tbe sou ir*' hi pint fu of buri stories kept the laugh songs called out ev ! j id. and That an undertld. „ lion had been ««taring him. and that "Harry oniy person ln th. room »bo had bee,, biding a sober thought was very soon .vident. , ° f th0! '* P r,,, * nt h» 1 * many times Joyed his charming voice the tender melody of Franz "When the Swallows Homeward Fly." but Instead of tbe ezperted line« bis astonished listeners caught the worjt of Charles Wesley—the hymn-prayer which has been so effre ■ry hu sh chorus. The b* mpany. s fine yen been repeatedly appeaiet bnt although he seemed ss the rest, it was far festivities before he cot to sing. dtst the had ! to fur s »< quite as Jo« along in ths I ltd be Induced a - I The noise ceased at once, for most en He beg»» Abl. were see. and erery mov Ing memory came back. Before the singer ended there were tears on many went er-beaten cheeks One rough cavalryman silently gathered up an armful of bottles, crept on tiptoe to th# [ window, and threw them out "Corae. Harry, pipe up. give us ope of friiow iOd tbi t to re- I your b Importunity became too f different erno* powsr within was not ths Well, boys. I'll sing for you." he said st last j tn mortal t,T * ly to l h"l favorite tune He | MD * wlth touching pathos. Hls com radee did not attempt to overcome tbe I of hla feeling j Jesus, lover of my soul, I ro * t® thy bosom fly, w h*l s scene, end whet surround ings for such a songf Cigars dropped, and lifted glaseen were quietly 1 set down. Hurprlsed face# became vulsed with con unexplained sympathy. The men thought of the dear old homes they were soon to Another snd another, till willing hand, had helped clear the tables of of liquor. Voices that had a tremor In them said, "Bing us another. Harry," snd ths comrades finished their feast with choruses of gospel hymns We gather these facts from ths story "A Hong In the Night." by Mr. Wll llam O. Stoddard, In the Christian En deavor World. "It was »very sign ■ . . P r *Hy dark spiritually in the army at the close of the civil war." says Mr. Btnddard but the above Incident telle ho awlft touch of the llglous power will bring men', holler feelings to light, and turn their frivol ity Into reverent and serious joy »urely a ffiaglc of real * re Marchand Nu< French' a'?? r ' haml ' ,he " d ™nturatu ï r nch African explorer, | H back 1 aris, and hls comrades of the I dltlon are telling the I hls sagacity, i j lhe on '' w, 'lch proves Mar" > baw an Intimai» knnu/i/wi • 1 bUBtorn» of cannibals: "A moiuh ° f ; ,Wo '"Tore the expedition Br ,iv , r-î"" •"* .» : 1 m frf8h tor several week» k .Ù s= 5 £.ï"* .. • "J"" »»«ln. prletor willingly traded reeled the n»m. in 1 flxpe roport^r* talea ,,f not the least Interestl PH or nt. some "cross a rafters of whleh Th# hlnck •he ham f or a pro brtfht Un asueepan.the »litt« had Oiled hla aavage eo«| ** •oldlera banded *iUj« ovar the ba« company officer, who J l-* 1 reeerve It aa a special Captain Marchand, main body of the aubaltcrn, with They ratafee «kpeditlo», im much _ went to tha captain, ham | a ^ " 'Captain,' he thing nice tor know If ||'n bacon, hut meat, anyway!' 0 •aid, 'J Un 1 dost I you It's "Marchand smiled Where Cii get Itr be asked. When the aJ stances had been detailed, he " Von would do well. 1 think,■■ to that village and tad is bacon or pork, my doubts.' " "Of what, captain*' rejolaedlM out W|| Kor my pan, I '.er ■■'•Voll.' replied Marchand, you don't know that the are addicted XyaM-klW to A lilà; * 04 ; t*a ^ gam« U iftre*. ai It U now.* 1 "Tha ■ubnltarn via a mat mi ty raustltutlon and cirtumaUat« a healthy appetite Hut the MM ties tuggeated by hi* dueed him to Investigate before imm! further steps. So he went a« j village, this time with » rather «d numerous escort he bad so ggnstl eaten himself—singled »« |J sometime owner of the ham. iMate (tuned him vigorously n tht sigz gJ gusge as to the origin of Iks The negro smiled, palled kts tkigtm prertattvely. and smacked kin fe The atnoked flesh «ii tht tklgk M of a stave, who. as afterward iy|wM b# kilted tor lh« ceremony was nativ« handed M ich and purpose it '<**f lo (he iufiHS » || expedition after «lamination who Mn»k at th* foot » » I tree I wunder If h» «»a wsnkf doing »■> by • n«gro w!tk| rlghl tto »pan In his lual*" A O.MIWI TilM From th» Uinoeap' is iKs».) I» Irst • - is fir eg at *8 Lh >g li he otr. party * the woods si '■Î*, the Philip mdsred Into t root of th eljr dlrreti d id kl-M, !*14 «bus I fi ne Th* writ Ha fir* Inn srd Iks « Molt Utm ths fir»«. « bxv.ag * IS.J .» (UUSt that r>Vt ; fa to. rent '< 1 . log a >4 ti itre bad At si: o«» ! th* beast made good its essay* «(j j Wtently plodded ahead aadl #| ed It irge at Calooran a fr«ai.d ft <1 linatlve size dashed from >m*I tMnat * •r I * bamboo hut and apparently MM hat all the commotion *os Is ■ t'*a«8t. thought beet la metre JU* pig dashed past the writer wt («» - I assisted with a shove from Iks MS of our gun and thought o>> tsofitsfl for some time Afterward uposih* tng lo the rear, we saw tear sf is soldiers in hot pursuit of tbe sams gar tlllls »wine It I« laughable, «ni • times of pear*, lo watch another chase a hog. but when men MÜ their places, forgel conflict, the hum of buiklA « shouts of the victors sad H walls of tbe woaudsd. la fi# pie with an eight-pound sksst,« seen# becomes ludicrous In Ik* • treme We look the troubla ta !*• that the pig got away. At 081#' the rebels had mounted two muzzle-loading guns eaptursd » « roer time from the Hpaotsh. Ik»* tempted to fire one of UNM dreadful results. Th» AmsrkM»« levied the remains of twenty killed by the explosion of Ik* ^ Ths Insurgents had not tha fire ths remaining rannoc. wk»k • loaded and primed when CM**« was raptured. Tbe nallv*» had«* the gun with a complete curiosity** The cannon was filled with knives, coal, pieces of brick. *A bolts, a thermometer, a hot*»#*? car link, a piece of rubber kssa »* to crown it all. a large qnstfW* hoop Iron bad been driven * muzxle so lightly that It was to file It before tbe ctiarg* W - ** drawn. A double dosw of po*d4f^ found, and also a quantity of df««*} No wonder ths other cannon UI« I ths mr f On« atone Over Oonlns naS BS^te The remains of the celebrstsd Ish palntsr, Ooya.have been from the grav* In which they a church at Bordeaux, and h»«* taken lo Madrid, whsre they placed under a superb roonu*«* *d recently nt ths expens* of ish governmenL Whon lb* #■* Bordeaux waa opened It was contain two skeletons. It was that Martin Oolcocchsa. ## mayor of Madrid and n friend of* waa burled with him. As It *** Imposalhls to distinguish whl« which, th* bones of th* two to bs enclosed In th* aam* M* that Golcocchen,conc*rnlng who» little Is known, will retain hi» * of being Interred with on» »* greatest painters of Spain. •a» a • f • What lima He It» D,f Fuddy—You speak »bout TW« friends. Why, he hasn't * I, the world. Duddy—My! but I*»" awful? Whom does he get 10 - Trsnacflr* money from?—Dowton V«ri«il Vets of fiel" The largest mass of pure In the world lies under th# pf° r ^ Osllcla, Hungary. It I» kn0 * a ^|» 550* ml les long, twenty broad, UM feat In thickneas.