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SNAKES IN INDIA.
mau ami Naturaiut. Kev. J. K. Tenison-Woods, on the I of tho Indian archipelago, ob tliat the cobra never exceeds the 'ObW4>rV»tl«M M»<1h by 1 I sn.tkt servi length of about five feet, and that the larger snake with which it is often confused is of a different species, called liatuadrvas ophiophagus. The hama drvi liioh rcsemhleB the cobra in having a hood or dilatable neck, at tains the length of fifteen feet, and feeds chiefly upon lizards and snakes. U is abureal iu its habils, but shows a great partiality to water, to which it will readily take. It is, very tierce and is ready not only to attack but to pur sue human beings. Its venom is nearly as deadly as the cobra, beard of many instances of its fero cious character—that is to say, of its tin ning on those who attacked it and showing fight. At a picnic, he says, sonic officers of the Twenty-seventh regiment chase to a largo hamadryas, but they had not gone very far when it turned on its pursuers and quickly scattered them it then took to the water, where that Mr. Tenison-Woods has of gave it was followed by two of the party in a boat, but H soon tried the experi ment of boarding, and made the row er, exert their powers to get away. Mr. Tenison-Woods makes mention of the sea snakes as being wonderfully is in ail the seas of India and It is difficult, lie say; aggi rate the numbers one see surf ce of the water on a calm day. He mum !, to ex s on tiic (.'li 1 ••When oil'the coast of Bon eo in hel ve had some ship Pegi Majc aim days, wh the sea vas I"!?, sidi or oil. On ilk. g wc irrounded by specimens of these two and three feet i; tiling on on the sa hing. 1 h. 1 days dill,.rent call f: know any place where the ■in tile Borne: ■ nneroiis more 1 frequently saw the Philippine ass'on blag that bathing w: a a-. 1 should sa • il, ms , the serpents are very venom e many authentic is results from their .us. and there a ■, "ids of disant n Mention is then made of the python ivtieiilatu», said to be very is, and has a mmeroi dig to live in ight the thatch of houses, emerging at illicit it •hether 'this is some ey. in i 1 lot lice of the house or of the r; d the poultr • Is V". I "R. . nr tear wii'ch the atives have of this rop if its sometimes nt >n account. ! !. Tins I ea taeking ill: •or 1 have been in the Malay Java, ( YI'-bos ami tin M t " * 1 • I native*mtieli .. i have iirvi As to their raid of them. in g ! dee I • i. Nil 11, 1 Til ; SMART MR. BOWSER. II" M I half ■ U hour one c' lily said .1 .1,ii-on's this aftei ; 1 -N w i l h a I ■r *:i»n'tP I pré of age i ni y. but von know how j "Oli cert. ■ w re deceived in d? Not You were taken in and done for, but I [ iva.-i.'t fooled in the least." I and he turned •■lb •ut b P but I ll iglit him for a o. if any one "(.'er: '.ini ;• me to. II didn't buy of • W ! .bill:'-, n." ■ Y u noedn' hope V i vorry, You've takci in. tit I- ,-s that I .li ■VIT «I me Join on ii vas a plan ml of my (j to , Mr. Bin -Wh -Y. : needn't V Mr. Bowser me. h Mrs. Joli 11 -1 i be a happy man. She'ssn a streak of si el' all I J stead ! f , 0 | ( | I i >uer lightning.' at respect?" "In all respects. She lias been tak in elocution, and she read tig beautifully. If you amid 1.0 take a fe' und •ith si an occu ] lie proud of you.' "I have been waiting for you to take ■ W,.it! What's that! Be a little i'fiil of your language, Mrs. Buw not be an orator, but I vat ;r! i may othiug about pronunciation ' I t paragraph witli and I oan read a si out gelling my tongue twisted op in a Mrs. Johnson also showed hard knot. me some of her paintings." ■ Does tfhe paint?" •Beautifully. She is one of the finest an. Their parlor walls are covered witli her work, and she may weil feol proud, of her talents. While you have been reading novels with vi.'ur old wrapper on she lias gone She also artists in Michigi at it ..ad become au artist showed me some fancy tidies which were just lovely. She had worked in some deer-hoada which were as natural I as T _ , T ... , ••Mr. Bowser, I know 1 am thick- , headed and wear No. 5 shoes, and I | don't blame you for sometimes getting -conraged with me." "What's up now?" he asked, as ho looked around. "But, nevertheless, I am not a hope less case" I continued. "I have two or "Well, I'm sorry that I haven't done better," I said as I pretended to wipe away a tear. "Olt, you needn't cry over it? Mrs. Bowser," he replied. "All people can't be alike, you know. Mrs. John son happened to be gifted, wliilo you are nol. Von are not to blanio for it 1 suppose there are some men in this world smarter than I am." "Do you really?" "Well—ahem—well, I was using that in an illustrative sense, you know! Don't feel bad, Mrs. Bowser. There ! are some good jaunts about you, even if you are not smart." In about a woek I was ready for him. I couldn't hope to "elocute" success fully in that brief time, but I hunted around and found where Mrs. Jones got the loan of the patterns for her tidies. 1 bought the originals out and then I found that all her painting, were copies from paintings in an art ist's studio, I hired three of the finest for a week, and one evening when Mr. Bowser came home to tea 1 said to him: a ! , I three tidies and two or three paintings 1 want to show you. It has been « secret with me for many months, but 1 know you'll forgive me for not giving you a hint." "Mrs. Bowser, have you gone mad— and—and—" "I'm afraid I'm not much of an art a it is ml critics have been pleased to comment very favorably upon my Come into tho parlor, Mr. ist. lillt Scr. " Bn "if you've gone and made a fool of yourself don't expect any praise from call those?" e! What do vo "Tidies, my dear." "Horse blankets, you mean! And 've spoiled'em at that? So that a wav you've wasted your time and yo the money, is it?" "Aren't they as nice aa those you saw at Mrs. Johnson's?" Is there any comparison "Humph! between a rose and a Hubbard squash?" hat about my paintings?" "Paintings! Oh, yes. You furnished old sheet, 1 suppose, and hired a house-painter to lay on tho colors. How much did he charge per day?" "Weil, an rrong with those, paint -What is iinr-, Mr. Bowser? Give me vour •it of tliis ocean "Is that what yon call it? Well, who f that color? And I look at those clouds! Why, nobody can •hether they are clouds or table a sorry for you." "Any tiling wrong with that land en e. I water -ia . v •luths! Mrs. Bowser. 1' ! Is there any thing right? The artist > called that a landscape, and who ; vour money for learning you to I win hi! it ought to be in State prison!" ■■Isn't i: as good as Mrs. Johnson's?" Bowser, am I blind Mrs. "Isn't i "I IlntM not." ; ■ave, and do tho owls ••Do I five in a "<v ,1 ic for either I These ding- of Mrs. Johnson' t see tin 1 real artist in every Tliese are simply daubs, and ; touch. 1 doubt if you could get a tea store ith a pound ive them ; I man to vay No, Mrs. Be •sor, I don't vaut to hurt your feeliti] but si posed on your credulity, i will take those bur 's down and carry 'em out behind .'has j After -lip|.,T pen.' I r supper I told him the true facts ■ould not believe me in the ca-e. He [ I until lie had paid another visit to John -on s, ami until he had the word of the artist, and then he gave mo one drawn out look, which seemed to be composed of bullets, bombshells and dynamite, and went over and kissed the baby and said: a "You poor little tiling, how my heart does bleed for you! What a dreadful "—Detroit itlicrli tiling it is to be free Pres.'. Uninflammable Wood. f tlie Belgian Min i's. Gum! in At the iustanc ister «J Publie Works, M and Donny have investigated the sub of rendering wood fire-proof. They report that the resistance of d to lient may I J'"'t absolute ineonihiisti- j The resist- i creased, though el' red. tiility can not lie sec ing material must take tlie form of an injection into the fibers of the wood or of a e,cuing; and it must be not too ex J pensive, non-corrosive, speedy in be ! coming «seil, easily applied, neat and ( | I unalterable. A 11 injection of a coii i ceiitratcd solution of phosphate of 'luled as the best ] ammonia is recoi treatment for small pieces of wood; hut a more generally available plan is coating with cyanide of potassium or asbestos paint. — Science. I ~"Fapn, do not drink to-night!" The words came in soft, pleading, tear soaked tones from the sweet, golden haired innocent that grasped his hand beseechingly. A tear welled up in the father's eye. "Why not my child?" he asked. "Because Alphonse will be here to-night, and if you come home blind, blazing, staggering drunk, and smash every thing, you're scare hi* off, and plumber's not so plentiful this season. Thai - liu why." ' I a she also uiig to an THE TRUE SHEKINAH. I ple or bo see in his at be it is are the all ing do tho the the to be Han the On« Grand Ideal In I'oeina and Picture it. As with pictures, t»o wifh poems. Tho pool's ollice is to be a voice, nol of one crying in tho wilderness to » knot of already magnetized acolytes, but singing amid the throng of men and lifting their common aspiration? and sympathies (so first clearly re vealed to themselves) on the wings ol his song to a purer ethor and a widei reach of view. In the great poet* there is an exquisite sensibility both of soul and sense that sympathies like j gossamer sea moss with every move ment of tho element in which it floats, but which is rooted on the solid rock of our common sympathies. Paint u? an angel, if you can, with a floating violet robe, and a face paled by the celestial light; paint us yet oftenei a Madonna, turning her mild face up* ward and opening her arms to wel come the Divine glory; but do not im pose on us any esthetic rules which shall banish from the region of ari thene old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather beaten , acosthat haTa bent . ovel . tho 3pfu l tt | ! ! and dono the rough work of the , world, those homes wilh their tin pans, thoir brown pitchers, t hoir rough curs and thoir clusters of onions. In this world there are so many of those common, course peo ple, who have no pioUircsque senti mental wretchedness! It is so needful we should remombor thoir existence, else we may happen to leave them quite out of our religion and philosophy, and'framo loftly theo rios which only lit a world of extremes. Therefore let art always remind us of them; therefore lotus always have men ready to give tho loving pains of a life to the faithful representing of common things—men who see beauty in these commonplace tilings and de light iu showing how kindly tho light of Heaven 'falls on Ihem. And such men will always represent the higher art of thqir day. It is in vain that we look for genius to roitorato Its miracles in tho old arts; it is its instinct to find beauty and holiness in now ami necessary facts, in the field and roadside, in tho shop and mill. Proceeding from a religious heart it will raiso to a divine use the rail road, tho insurance office, tho joint stock company, our law, our primary assembles, our commerco, the galvanic battery, the eleetrie jar, the prism and the chemist's retort, in which we seek now only an economical use. What a more than regal mystery en circles the poorest of souls for use ! Well said St. John Chrysostom, with his lips of gold: "The true Shokinab is Man." There is but one temple in tho world, and that is lhe body of man. Bending before man is a rever ence done to this revelation in the flesh. Wo touch Heaven when we lay our hands on a human being. The greatest of tho works of man is a less tiling than the meanest man, for the 'anost man has within linn passions and emotions and high longings and strivings which no art can fully inter pret. The real value of the Iliad or tlio Transliguralion is as power; the stream < f tende everlasting effort to produce, which estait! I lie soul be trays. — Lippincott' s Magazine. a 1 't I is they are ol tons of tile ■y; t ui in its of It If a in A Glimpse of Victoria. The stranger who first visits Vic toria, the capital of British Columbia, is struck by the great number of In dians who live in the city. They wear clothing of the European style, men work on tlie wharves and steam Tba -ell fish and skins, or are occupied particularly as car 'ash and work Cl'S. in different trad penters. Tlie wo on for the whites, or stroll idly about tho streets, lhe suburbs of Victoria are g almost exclusively inhabited by In dians.' There they live in miserable, filthy shanties and sheds, or even In thin canvas tents. The city has about thirteen thousand inhabitants, and of these about two thousand are Indians, who stay there over summer. Besides fliese, about tliroo thousand Chinese, many Sandwich Islanders, a few and a white population coin of Europe and an negroes, iug from all parts America, li vo in tho city. The inter* uatlonality of the population and its it a peculiar Popular Science Monthly. give msv-going ways character Skinflint and Grandson. i the savings A g to market one ; and ills 1 " i V!lil11 ! | ife requested him to bring homo | Some beefsteak. When he re turned j ins wife asked him if he Ill-ought the g streak? He replied: "No bally, the calf j came to just even munev, and I didn t j ( j want to break tlie bill. i lie country | c is full of just such farmers to-day, ; who are almost too stingy to live. One | man in the store remarked that the grandson who is now running the farm will not make the money his grandfather did. To which tlie writer replied: 'Ghat may be, but the grandson'Is worth 11 010 to the town and to society In general than his grandfather ever was," which was admitted by the rest of tho crowd.— Connecticut Farmer. We iieard a story in tho store ol an vho died lien a few years old farmer ■at deal of j ago, and who made i money only to put He was goi gr it i lav with a fat calf, it that —Bobby (thoughtfully) — 'Pa?" Fallier (irascibly) —"Ya'as, ya s, what is it?" Bobby— "D 0 you think Til be as moss as yon arc when 1 grow up 3 '' • -Texas Siftings. DEEDING FARM SIOC* ftr. Hula. Applicable tu Huth Huriet anti Horned Cattle. Tho rules for successful feeding ol stock of »11 kinds and for keeping I Item in good health, are fetv and sim ple enough, yet it needs some judg ment and experience to follow them, or to know when they nre being ob served faithfully. First, and most Important, should bo the giving of food at regular hours. Tho first meal of the day should be early enough to prevent the animals from waiting long for it after they are stirring in the morning, which is usually as soon as It is light enough to see distinctly in winter and at sunrise in summer. Tho last meal of the day should not be given after dark, practice of going out to give a last feeding just before going to bod is a questionable one, and a good feeder would not call up his cattle to feed them after they have lain down for tho night any more than he would treat his children in that way. During short days of winter two heartv moals at regular hours is often better than three moals, or the noon meal should be a light one, and its amount may be increased ns tho limo extends botween it and the others. Socond rule. Always give enough and never overfeed. Here judgment is noeded and watchfulness. If there are any indications of a failure to cat the amount given, promptly remove all that is left and mako tho next feed ing less liberal. If there is much un easiness and desire for more mani fested after eating the amount given, do not give more then, to encourage tho habit of looking for a supple mentary foddering, but bo more liberal the next time. Third rule. Watch the effects of the food carefully, both in condition of the animals and in character of its ex crement, and vary the food in' kind rather than amount if any thing seems wrong. A few roots or a cliango in feed may prevent the necessity of em ploying a veterinary surgeon. Fourth ruin. Remember tho cold, frosty mornings are more stimulating to the appetite than warm, foggy ones, and the coarse fodder which might be rejected nt one time wmuld be eagerly eaten on a colder day. Fifth rule. Afi er tho animals have eaten enough, clean out the feeding troqghs. D > nol keep either good food or oats constantly before them. Theso rules are applicable to both horses and horned cal tie, and their observance will result in sleek-looking animals, with a less amount of food consumed than is used by those hap hazard feeders who never have a de cent-looking beast .—American Culti vator. » ol j a tt Tho ! LISTING CORN. Not Receive the a Practice Which Ihn Approval of Authority. I have had no experienoo with list ing corn, and hence can only reason upon the snlij-cl in the abstract, which 1 dislike to do for public use. 1 see no sound reason for the practice, and, in fact, no reason save economy, and economy ill tillage has already been carried too far. A few of the essential 't I conditions of tillage are the most com ple'c separation of the particles of soil -ether by adhesion, that it is I practically possible to get, in order to favor root development and easy after tillage; the lightening and opening of the soil to the air in order to facilitate ol held t soil disintegration, and that even me chanical division of the soil that favors an equable diflusion of moisture, air and heat in (lie soil, and yet admits after-surface tillage in a manner best calculated to conserve soil moisture. Listing answers neither purpose. It cuts a drill-mark out of compact ground, leaving tlie surrounding soil compact against tho movements of both air and moisture; while in case of too much rain this excavation re A loose ridge of earth is rolled up to dry out. It is true that after cultivation be iween the rows partly overcomes this trouble; but only partly overcomes it. If it is plowed out, corn roots are cut and tho land is ridged for rapid dry ing out. The plow for corn tillage is abomination. The lister always appeared to me to be a makeshift de vice to enable the easy prosecution of a type of farming that is in character, with little to com mend it. If tho lister is a good imple ment, tlion mu' philosophy of tillage will have to tie recast, and the new lystom will have for its motto "How aot to till." g e j ve3 au overdose of water, In of an its akesliifi In the above remarks I have con fined my views to the common practice of listing without previous plowing, i and only give expression lo an opinion, A y 8Btl ,' e t ), e assertion that opinions ; unal ,, ï|>ol . t ,,,i by accurate observation ! | lflV( , l JU t little value in so complex | business as agriculture. Those who j M0 ]lslc| . 3 ,, flon claim good results, the g or t he above reason I would accept j (bo j 00gc observation of those who t j ( j ès j re t() justify tlie practice, as con | c | U9 i vo ._p ro /i Sanborn, in Rural New ; yorker | tlie the his was an of —A tortoise with the inscription, "H. Doibcrt, 1717," was found In Schuylkill County, l'a. Tho namo proved to bo that of a man who ownod and cleared the land In the vioinity in tho early colonial times, of tho torloiso were signs of groat age, part of the lettering being almost abliteratod. O 11 tho shell —The cost of corn for simply keep ing the hogs of tho United States warm has been estimated at $75.000,000, that being the difference between fat tening the hogs in cold wealing and in lummer be 3 '' THE ARIZONA KICKER. A Western Journaliers Quarterly Review of the Sltualloe. The last issue of the Arizona Kicker here and here wo shall remain, and . fears after the coyotes have licked the | a ;ontains the following: "Another three months have passed sway, and those galoots who predicted Lhe demise of the Kicker weeks ago have been badly left. We are still bones of our detractors the Kicker will be a power in the land, "We don't deny that it has been up bill work with us to publish a paper here. Our whole outfit didn't in ventory but forty dollars when we struck the town, and wo bave been wearing tho same ehirt (or seven weeks without a change, but the worst lias passed. This week we have been enabled, as our readers will observe, to substitute a poem for that lime-worn electrotype of Lydia Pink karo, and a funny sketch of that column 'block' of Pain-Killer, nnd »tlier great improvements will follow from time to time. If all goes well with us for tho next year we can throw out nearly all the dead ads we are now carrying, and pills and liniments will dwell with us no more unless paid for. "Our object in coming here was to get a new start in life. We've got It, and no thanks to any one. We wouldn't take one hundred and fifty dollars for our plant to-day, and the hold we have obtained on the affections of the people could lot be bought at any price. We don't ling on any scallops as far as dress is concerned, and every body knows that we cook and sleep in our office, but when we met the Governor of Dakota lhe other day he seemed glad to shake lands with us. We know we have Seen criticised for turning our paper tollars. mending our own clothes and loing our own washing, but let the dobs of Jackass Hill beware! George Washington began life by peddling Hoot beer which his mother brewed in I borrowed churn. "We admit that we have made ene tiies by our course politically, but wc were actuated by the best of motives. Before the Kicker was established that old blowhard, Colonel Jim Brown, thought he owned the earth. We have had to saw off his horns. Before our arrival on lhe scene that one-horse, one-eyed lawyer who gave himself the title of 'Judge' Green considered that lie run the town and a large share of tho surrounding country. Wc broke his wings in two weeks and he will never soar again, On the first night of our arrival, as wo were camping under our wagon, we were approached by that bow-legged, spindle-shanked, track-voiced, porous-plaster who goes by the name of Rex Smith, and in formed that this was an un healthy climate for tramps, shall help to mako it so for at least one. Next week we shall publish let ters received from the East that this hyena of a Smith, who is throwing out hints that he can name tho next Gov ernor, had to leave Ohio to escape the lynchers, and that he has never been divorced from either of his three We wives. "We can't brag on our subscription. We have only thirty-seven subscribers, but they all love us, and all bave paid in advance. The New York Herald I started on three. Our advertising for the last quarter brought us in six boxes of pills, two bottles of stomach hitters, ijne dozen capscine plasters, one keg of paint, one box of soap and over two dollars in cash. This may not equal tho income of the New York World, but it is a strong proof that brains are ap preciated in any section. "Some of the human squirt guns hanging nut around this future metrop olis used to be bragging about how they were building up the place. One issue of the Kicker added more to tne population than all the brag those pig îon-toed Diggers had put forth in five fears. While wc return our thanks to those who have stood by us and helped us make the Kicker what it is, peat that we don't care a copper for tlie galoots who have criticised us, ami had rather have llicir enmity than their Iriendship ."—Detroit Free Press. re One sort of homage, alone, she never refused nor resented, in how sver crude form it might present it- j f self, and that was the adoration of her "flock," as she tenderly called the thousands of children who, from Reminisicences of Miss Alcott. j Tear and far from every part of the lompass, were constantly pouring in upon lier. Droll little letters, pathetic beseechings for "just one word" in her "very own" writing, and all manner jf gifts wrought by their own patient littie fingers, and which she seemed to value almost in proportion to their funny uselessness and iimppropriate I remember her showing «ne >ncc, with the greatest glee, a little table just arrived from tho far West, undo and sent her by one of her boy worshipers, and calling my attention to its "delicious wigglinoss," which nose from one leg being shorter than the rest, and insured tlie certain des truction of any fragile article set upon t .—Boston Transcrijd. ae.ss. —They were talking about a bald leaded man who had been rather more ittentive to one than to tlie other dur I think Mr. Smyth» ng tho evening, s one of the linost young men I know," laid tlie favored one. "So extremely "Yes, I've ob jolished, yon know, lorved that—especially about his head. —Merchant Traveler. —Many a man who remains "at the iflice" till late at night to balnnco hi# looks finds considerable difficulty ir laiancing himself ou his wej home.-' I owed Citizen. REMARKABLE LUCK. An Investment of »500 That Yielded Nearly •4,000,000. Old-time Pittsburghers would hardly need an introduction to Philip Wine biddle, fotnder of the Wineblddle es tate in East Liberty. About sixty years Ago his mother gave him five hundred dollars as a "starter." Tha "Go West" . fever had not as yet agitated staid | Eastern communities, but Philip was fired with a restless ambition to go West, and seeing but little prospect of a great future for Pittsburgh, he jour neyed toward the setting sun, and af ter much meandering he halted at the city of Erie, then little more than a lakeside hamlet Philip had consid erable knowledge of land titles, and os he was offered by an an old settler one hundred acres in tho town for five hun dred dollars, he grasped eagerly at the supposed bargain, but shortly after wards relented and wanted his money back. But real estate deals are not generally made on tho basis of "re funding the money if goods are not sat isfactory," and Philip had to keep the land. He came back to his mother in Pittsburgh, broken-hearted over his ill luck, and cried like a child at what he considered a robbery of his five hun dred dollars, and both agreed it was a "bad slip" for Philip. Thirty years later this land could not bought for two million dollars, and is now worth nearly four million dollars. Of course all this, on tho Carpenterian theory, was brought about by hard work. Five and thirty years ago the most noted hostelry in the city was kept at the junction of the Seventh street road and the East Liberty turnpike, by a sprightly old German lover of the turf named "Pap" Beitlcr, father of the noted turfmen Sam and Joe Boitler. For nearly a generation it was the "out of town" resort for sleighing parties in winter and driving parties in sum mer, pretty much after the fashion of "mine host" Keating of later days. It was famous for its poker parties and frog suppers, and many a pleasant evening was spent there in the "long ago" by coteries of what Broker Holmes and attorneys Andrew Burke, Biddle Roberts, W. E. Austin, Henry McGraw and Colonel Sam Black were the chief attractions. "Pap" Beitlcr had a famous black stallion which was known all over that region, and it was probably not worth over $100. owner of a large tract of land near where East Liberty Station now stand«, but whose heirs do not care to have his name mentioned, took a fancy to "Pap's" horse and offered him 100 acre* of land for him. "Pap" preferred to keep the nag. The Beltlers are now all dead and tho land which "Pap" re fused for his horse could not now be purchased for $1,500,000.— Pittsburgh Dispatch. The DE LESSEPS' CANAL. The Proposed Alteration in the Plan of the Panama Ditch. It has cost some hu ml reds of mil lions of dollars to demonstrate to Count Ferdinand De Lesseps that stone has not the degree of permeability pos sessed by sand. It was no trick at all to dig a hole through tho granulated plain of Suez; but canalizing the solid rocks of Panama is quite a different thing. This is at last admitted by De Lesseps, and lie now proposes to ohange his work from canal. But will the undertaking, even in its new shape, ever bo finished? Can its promoters ever raise the vast sum needed for its completion? Lc Qenie Civil, the most prominent engineering periodical in France, has an article in a recent number on tho subject of tlie proposed alteration in the canal The statistics it presents must certainly startle the Gallic enthusiasts who have been inveigled into dumping money by the cart-load into a big ditch which promises to remain for all time "without form and void." Following s a synopsis of statements mado by thisFrcnch scientific authority—which, by tho way, is not hostile to the enter sea level to a lock prise: "The five divisions into which the line of tho canal at Panama is divided, contained at the outset, 135,000,000 cubic meters to be removod. The accom plishment, lip to this time, has been as follows: In the first division, from Ae pinwn.il westward, throe-fifths of the excavation, and in the fifth division, j f roIU Panama eastward, one-third; in the second and third divisions, from Tavernilla to Emperado, one-eighth each, and in the fourth division, La Cuiebra, two twenty-sevenths, total accomplishment of 30,666 66f cubic meters out of tho 135,000,000 t be extracted 19,666,666 comes from t' Atlantic and Pacific sections, wh the earth is soft and tlie dredges counter no serious obstacles. J tho three central and difflenlt dirt. 11.000. 000 cubic meters have bo/ 3 , trusted after seven years' opo^ 0 n and out of a total of 86,0OO,OOC^itb j if the substitution of a caf ma in locks should reduce tlie totj onB to ing excavation in these Aimed by 40.000. 000 cubic meters, aj e i we nty the company, it would rq, t >rk at the five years to complete that time, same rate of progress t ho aggregate even at the present £ ' ,j 0 ht, uncom Interost of the e^ n t to $ 500 , 000,000 pounded, would ^ haT0 f or the re am! tho world y 9 commer co, an in quiremento °? notmo re than fifteea complete cac' „ mete rs), and bum !» /Inn» ' .. AAA AAA - Of the ^ _ Hie lady who posed to her knsband „öfmodelfor the figure of Freedom, minted in the dome of the Ojjjjg* Washington, now keeps » house, and frowns upon the dept meut clerks who ask twice for