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Senator Wilson's Bill Discussed at Length In the Upper House. The senate on the 20th inst. consid ered the bill subjecting imported li quors to the provisions of the lavs of the several states. Mr. Wilson of Io wa, who had introduced the bill in the first instance and afterwards report ed it back, addressed the senate in explanation and advocacy of it, stat ing that it was made necessary by the recent decision of the supreme court on that subject, it was a response to the suggestion contained in that decision that congress could permit the exercise of the restraining power of the 6tate and it was tor tbe pur pose of giving that permission that tbe bill had been introduced and reported. The effect of it would be to leave each state in the Union to determine for itself what its policy should be in regard to the traffic in intoxicating liquors. Under that de cision of the supreme court, the State of Iowa could not prevent the citizens of other states or the subjects of Great Britain, France or Germany froin sending intoxicating liquors into Iowa and having them sold there in the original packages by agents. At the present time original package sa loons were being organized in his state. Thei package might be a pint or a half pint of whisky, or a keg or a bottle of beer. It was to put a stop to such practice, and to recognize in every state the power to regulate its own internal policy that the bill was re ported. OPPOSED BY VEST. Mr. Vest said that as a member of the judiciary committee he had not been able to agree with the majority in re porting the bill, because it would sweep away the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States over interstate commerce. The supreme court had decided that the power of congress over intei state commerce was an ex clusive power and could not be dele gated. Mr. Vest sent to the clerk's desk and had read a report of the ju diciary committee in the last congress, laying down the principle for which he contended. Mr. Ingalls and Mr. Ed munds called for the reading of the minority report, and it was read, dis senting from the views of the majori ty, and signed by Messrs. Wilson, of Iowa, Ingalls, Edmunds and Hoar. Mr. Gray agreed with Mr. Vest's argu ment, but he asked whether the diffi culty could not be got over by an af firmative declaration of congress that intoxicating spirits were not an arti cle of interstate commerce. Mr. Vest did not think so. If that were done as to one article of com merce tor onp state, congress would be asked to do it as to other articles for other states. Mr. Edmunds sug gested that the case of a state prohib iting the entrance of lepers, the trans portation of whom, as of all other passengers, was a question of inter state cotnmeice. Mr. Vest said that that did not touch the case at all, be cause the supreme court had decided that the commercial clause of the con stitution never was intended to take away from states their reserved police power to protect the lives and health of their own citizens. Mr. McPherson asked Mr. Vest whether the right to import &n article implied the right to sell it. Mr. Vest replied in the affirm ative, and quoted from the decision of Mr. Justice Matthews, of the su preme court, in the case of Ward against Maryland to that effect. Mr. Hoar argued in favor of the bill. If the bill were not within the legislative power of congress, then there was no more miserable nation on the face of the earth than the United States. MR. HISCOCK ASSUMED that the presence ot the bill was due to the fact that, unless it became a law, the state would be limited or re strained in its power over the subject. He accepted very doubtfully the prop osition that congress had the consti tutional power to delegate to any state the power to prohibit the im portation or sale within its borders of wheat 01 butter or other products Ot the farm or factory. He'did not say that he would vote against the bill. He thought it might be wise to pass it and leave it to the supreme court to pass upon it. Mr. Reagan said that whatever might be his wish to see temperance promoted in tbe land, he was not" willing to lay his hands on the constitution and tear it down. Mr. Edmunds remarked upon it as a very curious and interesting circumstance that a condition of things had been reached, where, according to the debate and according to the judgment of the supreme court the states bad no power to deal with it. The result was that there was in every man in one state an inherent individual, personal right to carry in to another state what that state might consider injurious to its safety, there to sell it, and that congress had no power to stop it, and that the states could not stop it unless the congress gave them that power. He did not believe in tbe centralization of power. He fcelievea in its segre gation and separation in every re spect. Speaking ol the importation of intoxicating liquors into a state, Mr, Edmunds claimed that once they got there they were (whether in the hands of natives or not) the subject of state laws and that was what the supreme court of the United States would come to within the next twenty years. The bill went over without ac tion. In a State of 8iege. The revenue cutter McLane is still at Cedar Keys, Florida, and her guns cover the city. Mayor Cottrell is be iieved to be near there, and it is thought he will be in custody within twenty-four hours. Some of the peo ple of the town seem to look upon the presence of the cutter as an invasion of their rights. Capt. Smythe, while ashore was frequently insulted. One boisterous individual, armed with a double-barreled .shotgun, when he saw the captain, said that he would blow the head off any one who tried to search his house. This aroused the ire of the captain, and he immediate ly warned the man that if any more seditious language was heard trom him vigorous measures would be tak en to stop it, and that he (the cap tain) would take no more threats irom any one. ROBBED THE HIBERNIANS. The National Treasurer of the Or der Missing. The Sew York Sun of recent date says, Patrick Hynes, of Greenpoint, L. I., who has served two terms as national treasurer of the Ancient Or der of Hibernians, left his home two weeks ago saying that he was going to attend the convention ot the order at Hartford. His friends have not heard from him since, and the Sun intimates that there is a shortage of $1,400 in Hynes' account with the order. The convention elected Thomas J. Dun ton, of Ohio, to succeed Hynes as treasurer. Hynes' bondsmen, it is thought, will make good the shortage, and there will be no prosecution. The Times has a special from Philadelphia stating that when the Hibernians met in Hartford a letter was read from Hynes in which he acknowledged to having appropriated $2,800 of the money belonging to the order, and further stated that when the letter was read he would be beyond the reach ot those he had wronged. The reading of th6 letter caused great as tonishment it the convention, but it was decided to keep the matter a se cret. It has since leaked out, howev er, and there is some apprehension that the defalcation may prove to amount to a greater sum than be has confessed to. An Attempt at Murder. A special telegram from New York city dated the 22d inst., says that at about one o'clock that morning Dav id Ransey, accompanied by two oth er men, visited the boarding house at 175 West Forty-fifth street, where Ransey's wife, who had seperated from him, was living. One of the men knocked on the door, and, when the landlady inquired what was want ed at that unseemly hour, called out in a loud voice: "The water pipes have burst and I want to tell you about it." The boarders having been aroused by the knocking, and, hear ing that the water pipes had burst, rushed into tbe hallway. Upon the landlady opening the door three men pushed their way in and one ot them said: "I am Ransey and I want to see my wife." Mrs. Ransey, who stood in the hallway, upon hearing her husband's voice, fled to the rear parlor. Ransey and his companions followed, and the former, being unable to get into the room, smashed a panel of the door with the butt end of his revolver and fired through at his wife, who was crouching in the corner. The ball penetrated the woman's neck, and during the panic that ensued the three men escaped. That Ransey intended to kill his wife there can be but little doubt. The Ranseys formerly lived in Brooklyn and were well connected. The couple did not live happily to gether and the wife went to New "York city and resided at the boarding house where the shooting took place. The police say that the parties most con cerned refuse to say anything about the difficulty. Mrs. Ransey is a beau tiful young woman and the doctors say that she will recover. Robbed the Homeless. George S. Turner was arrested in New York city on the 21st inst. upon a telegram from the chief of police of Seattle, Wash., charging him with larceny of $15,000. It seems that when Seattle was nearly wiped out by fire a year ago a cry for aid brought thousands of dollars from all parts of the country, which money was placed in the hands of a disburs ing committee. One of the members of the committee was George McCourt, who had been known as a reputable business man. In his district Mc Court met Turner, who had started a store, and it is alleged that the couple united interests, and all the supplies for McCourt's district were sold through Turner's store. For every $5 worth sold a bill of $105 worth was presented to the committee. These bills were certified by Turner and the two divided the profits. The totai amount thus abstracted is over $15,000. Investigation caused the indictment of the two men. McCourt was arrested and held for trial in Seattle. Turner fled to New York. In Jefferson Market court Turner re fused to make any reply to the charg es and he was remanded to await the arrival of deposition papers. A Double Tragedy. A frightful double tragedy occurred at Jessup, Ga., on the 21st inst. J. M. McCall, county surveyor of Ware county, went to Jessup from Bruns" wick about 10 o'clock and stopped at theLittlefield house. He retired to hiE room and after staying in bed two hours went down stairs in his night clothes and asked for Mr. Littlefield, but could not find him. He then went to Mrs. Littlefield's room and knock ed. She admitted him. Mr. Little field was on the tront porch watching him, and finding themmacompromis ng position, he- rushed through the window into the room and shot his wife just over the left eye, killing her instantly. He then shot Mr. McCall four times. One ball struck him in the lip, just under the nose one in his right side, one in the left shoulder and one in the small of the back. McCall ran into an adjoining room and fell. Medical aid was summoned at once, but he died at 2:20 a. m. Mr. McCali was about 50 years old, with a large family, having grown children, and the family stands very high in the es timation of the community. Mr. Lit tlefield is about the same age. His wife waa about 45 years of age. They came from Massachusetts, and have been living in Jessup for twenty years. SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD. Mrs. Stevens, the Wife of a Promi nent North Dakotan, Dead. Mrs. Stevens, wife of one of the lead ing members of the late North Dakota legislature, was accidentally shot at Lisbon, N. D., on the 20th inst. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Stevens went for a drive in the country, and took a shotgun. By mistake they tooK the wrong sized shot, and when they returned they laughingly told some friends of their error as they drove through town. Arriving home they got the proper shells and return ed to the river, a few rods in the rear of the house, where there are generally a few ducks. A moment or two after Mr. Stevens was heard wildly calling for help. Some men rushed up and found Mrs. Stevens lying on ihe bank of the stream dead, having been shot through the head. Mr. Stevens is cra zy with grief. The shooting is said to have been accidental. THE SAD AFFAIR DEPLORED. A dispatch from Bismarck says tbe shocking death of Mrs. Representative Stevens has caused acute sorrow in capital city social circles, where she was a recognized leader during the constitutional convention and the re cent legislature, of which Hon. Stev ens was a member, besides being one of the most prominent men in the state. THE SHOOTING ACCIDENTAL. The coroner's jury was in session on the 21st inst., and all the evidence adduced points clearly to an acciden tal shooting of Mrs. R. N. Stevens by her husband while hunting. SWINDLED AND ABSCONDED. A Publisher Oversells His Stock $75,000 and: Disappears. The Boston Herald of the 22d inst. says that Clarence F. Jewett, presi dent of the C. F. Jewett Publishing company, has disappeared and that crooked transactions in the matter ot an overissue of stock in the neighbor hood of $75,000 have come to light. Mr, Dana Estes, of Estes & Lturiat, publishers, is treasurer of the com pany and owned 375 shares of the company. It is reported that more than twice the amount held by Mr. Jewett has been sold by him to var ious parties in blocks of ten or twelve shares tor from $900 to $1,100, and his alleged victims assert that it has been bis custom to irake out these shares as occasion required and that he signed his own name'and that of Mr. Estes thereto. It seems that suspicions of Mr. Estes and Lauriat were aroused a few days ago by freque&t sales ot stock by Jewett, and when they made inquiries Mr. Jewett left town "for a few days." He has not returned and bis wife and son have also left their elegant Brooklyn residence. Steps are being taken to get at the ex act condition of affairs. Jewett hails from Claremont, N. H. At the time the firm of James R. Osgood & Co. went out of business, over two years ago, he was employed by that house. Then he interested Messrs. Estes and Lauriat his publishing scheme and induced them to invest in it. The firm did a general publishing bnsiness, kept books of merit and secured their sales. Mr. Estes declines to talk. Steamer Caught in an Ice Pack. It is just reported from Montreal that the steamer Fremont, from New castle which arrived there on the 22d inst., bad a very startling experience with the ice aboat 150 mile3 on the other side of Cape Ray. The vessel was steaming slowly through a dense fog when she got right in the midst of a pack of ice, which wAs drifting south ward with the Arctic current. After the steamer had been pounding about in the ice for some hours the fog litted and showed the vessel to $be in a dan gerous position. All around her were heavy hummucks of ice, deep in the water, and showing abont a foot above the surface. Gradually nearing the steamer and crushing the smaller piec es of ice in their way were a number of huge icebergs. The captain and chief officer climb ed to the masthead and found that the ice extended on all sides as far as the eye could see. There were hun dreds of seals on the ice, some of them being close to the vessel. Two hours were spent in turning the steamer, and she was then headed southward and was theq worked out of the ice. Ow ing to the movement of such a large mass of ice southward it is feared that navigation will be seriously interfered with. Developing Trade. The president has sent to thesenate a letter from the secretary of state submitting a plan for a preliminary survey for a railway line to connect the principal cities of the American hemisphere in accordance with the recommendations of the Pan-Ameri can conference. The share of the Uited States in the rost of the Bur vey will be $65,000. In his letter of transmittal the president says: Public attention has chiefly been attracted to the subject of im proved water communication be tween the ports of the United States and those of Central arid South America. Tbe creation of new and improved steamship lines un doubtedly furnishes the readiest means of developing an increased trade with Latin American nations. But it should not be forgotton that it is possible to travel by land from Wash ington to the southernmost capital of South America, and that the open ing of railway communication with these friendly states will give to them and to the United States facilities for intercourse and the exchange of trade that are of special value. The work contemplated is vast but entirely practicable. It will be interesting to all and perhaps surprising to most of us to notice how much has already been done in the way of railway con struction in Mexico and South Amer ica, that can be utilized as part of an intercontinental line. I do not hesi tate to recommend that congress make the very moderate appropria tion for surveys suggested by the con ference and authorize the appoint ment of commissioners and the detail of engineer officers to direct and con duct the necessary preliminary sur veys. BAD FOR MORMONS. The Edmunds Law, Dissolving the Mormon Church, Declared Con stitutional. The supreme court of the United States has rendered an optionjof vital interest to the Mormon church, in the suit of the Church of Latter Day Saints against the United States, which was carried up on appeal from the decision ot the supreme court of Utah iu favor of the United States. This court affirms that judgment. The case grows out of the passage of the Edmunds anti-poiygamy law by the Forty-ninth congress. This law, among other things, dissolved the Mormon church corporation, annulled its charter, directed the appointment of a receiver to wind up its affairs, and escheated to the United States all the real estate owned by the church in excess of $50,000, which was not on the date of the passage of the act held for purposes of worship or burial. When they under the terms of this act_ proceeded to confiscate about $75,000 worth of property belonging to the church, the mormons immedi ately entered suit to have the Ed munds law declared unconstitutional. In its opinion the court says: A distinguishing feature of Mormon ism is well known to be polygamy and absolute ecclesiastical control of its church members. Notwithstanding all the efforts made to suppress this barbarous practice of polygamy, the sect perseveres in defiance of law in propagating and promoting this ne farious doctrin 3. The existence of such a propaganda is a blot on our civiliz ation. The organization ot a com munity for the spread of polygamy is a return to barbarism. The question, therefore, is whether the promotion of such an unlawful system, so repug nant to our laws, is to be allowed to continue, and whether the enormous funds which have been accumulated shall be wielded for tbe propagation of the obnoxious practice—for the pro motion of organized rebellion against the laws of the United States. The his tory of the government's dealings with the Mormons is one of patience on the part of the American government and of resistance to law and pitiless atroc ities ON THE PART OF THE MORMONS. The contention that polygamy is a part of the Mormons' religious belief is a sophistical plea. No doubt the thugs of India imagined that their be lief in assassination was a religious belief, but that did not make it so. Society has a perfect right to prohibit offenses against the enlightened senti ment of mankind. Since the church persists in claiming the right to use the funds with which it has been en dowed for tbe purpose of promoting these unlawful practices, the question arises, has the government the right to seize these funds which the Mor mon leaders are misusing and devote them to worthy and charitable pur poses as nearly akin as possible to those to which the funds were dedi cated? After an elaborate historical review of the common law, the court comes to the conclusion that congress had the right to seize the property and says: Congress had before it a contuma cious organization, wielding by its re sources an immense power in the Ter ritory of Utah land employing those resources in constantly attempting to oppose, subvert and thwart the legis lation of congress and the will of the government of the United States. Un der such circumstances, we have no doubt of the right of congress to do as it did. The decree of the lower court is af firmed. Judtiue Bradley delivered the opinion. Chief Justice Fuller said that he and Justice Field and Lamar were constrained to dissent trom the disciaion. The power of congress to legislate over the territories was not incident to the treaty-making power, and its power is restricted directly to that expressed or implied in the con stitution. There is no such power granted an that involved in the act under consideration. Congress un questionably has the power to sup press polygamy, and it is immaterial whether the crime was committed in the name ot religion. But congress has not power to sieze and confiscate the property of corporations because they may have been guilty of crime. At Odem, Ga., a few days ago, Justice W. H. Aspinwall and Mr. G. Odom, who have been unfriendly with each other tor some months, quarreled. Odom made some contemptuous allusion to the justice, wherenpon the latter drew a nistol. Odom leaped npon the justice, took the pistol Irom him and shot him in the head. Al though dangerously wounded, the justice pulled out a knife ana stabbed Odom twice near the heart. Both men may die. TERRIBLE EXPLOSIONIAVERTED. Anarchists Make a Desperate At tempt to Blow Up the Haymarket Monument. A special telegram from Chicago dated the 24th of May says that the night of May 4,1886, the date of the anarchist riot, was recalled to mind that morning with startling vividness by the discovery of unmistakable traces of an attempt to blow up the haymarket monument and the sur rounding buildings with a gigantic charge of dynamite. A policeman passing near the monument saw at its base what appeared to be a roll of black cloth, tied with a small rope. He reached through the railing and pulled on the supposed rope. It parted in his fingers and easily crumbled as though charred by fire. He then climbed ov er the fence and made a discovery that took away his breath. Tied up in a piece of black cloth was a tin can about twelve inches long and four inches in diameter. The vessel was evidently full of some substance and weighed about ten pounds. In the top of the can was a small hole about three-sighth's of an inch in size, from which he had pulled the "rope." Be side the can lay several pieces of the string, which crumbled beneath the touch. It was the fuse. The powder within had burned out, leaving the outer cover intact, but very brittle. The fuse was in a dozen pieces, and had apparently been soaked with ker osene. On the step approaching the base of the statue was found an unlighted piece of the fuse, to one end ot which was attached a small dynamite cap. This, when tried with tire, flashed readily. It is believed that the heavy rain of the night previous prevented an ex plosion which must have been most disastrous its consequences. The cap on the unlighted piece of fuse is precisely like the one that Lingg used in taking his own lite. The charge of dynamite, according to the police, was enough to blow up several blocks. The machine was probably placed there early this morning and the rain extinguished the burning fuse. An explosion would have made terri ble havoc. With street cars frequent lv passing so close, too, the loss of life would have been great. The can, with its dreaded contents and pieces of burned tuse, were turned over to Central officers, who took it tojthe iEtna Powder company's of fice, where an expert mads an exam ination. The can contained a compo sition 50 per cent, of which was nitro glycerine, and would have made a ter rible explosion had the fire reached it. The luse was of the Kind ordinarily used. Nothing but the timely shower of rain prevented the plot being suc cessfully realized. Detectives have been detailed to find out the authors oi the plot. Chief of Police Marsh was seen and questioned by a reporter in regard to the matter. "Have you had any intimation that the anarchists had been secretly or ganizing of late, or that any attempt had been made to revive the old spir it of anarchy?" was asked. "Just at this moment I should pre fer not to answer that," replied the chief. "If this attempt should prove to be nothing but a scare it would be unadvisable to give tbe public any foundations for being alarmed." It was learned, however, that there has been a decided movement on the part of the reds of late to resuscitate tbe old teeling of revolution and to organize them into working shape. Secret meetings have been held bv the old groups. Herr Most, whom the old followers of Spies and Parsons now recognize as leader, has been se cretly sending to Chicago circulars urging the followers to organize and prepare to strike another blow. Sudden Death of a Wronged Wife. Mrs. Florence R- Masterson, wite of ex Judge Murat Masterson, of Pres cott Arizona, died suddenly in New York city on the 21st inst., at the Grand Union hotel. Mrs. Masterson arrived in the city a few days ago from Deming, N. M., where her home is. The object of her visit, it ia said, was to have an understanding with her husband who obtained unpleas ant notoriety recently through the shooting affair which took place in the apartments of Mrs. Alice L. Hop kinson. It is said that Mrs. Masterson got the news of tbe scandal in which her husband had become involved and went to New York to see her husband and have an explanation. When she arrived on Wednesday she went to the Grand Union hotel, where she en gaged a room. Mrs. Masterson sent word to him to come to the hotel, but he did not respond. Mrs. Master son was 38 years old. Mrs. Alice L. Hopkinson, with whom Masterson bad trouble, is a well known frequenter at the race tracks. Her parents'live in Washington, D. C. Although relatives claim that Mrs. Masterson's death was due to heart disease, in view ot the circumstances surrounding the case, an autopsy was made to determine the exact cause of her death. A Premeditated Tragedy. A special telegram from Henderson, Minn., dated the 24th inst., says that on that day a prominent farmer ot Washington Lake township went to his father-in-law's place at Faxon, eight miles distant, and demanded to see his wife, who had refused to live with him since last winter. He ask ed her to return to his home, but 8he refused. He then drew a revolver and fired two shots, one lodging in the abdomen and the other in the right breast. Concluding that she was dead he returned to his house, laid down on the bed and fired two shots into his own breast in the re gion of the heart. rrhn i* "J fir •Bp Mrs. McMahon died at 11 o'clock that night. Her husband was still alive but there was not much hope of his recovery. One bullet struck the rib, glanced around and was taken outjat the back. The other entered about an inch above the heart. The revolver was a 36 caliber. A* Northern Pacific Indemnity Lands "The statement that the Northern Pacific indemnity selections are with held for political purposes is not true," said Secretary Noble, of the in terior department, to a correspond ent on the 20th inst. He had just read an article on the subject, in which tbe withholding of these patents, was discussed. In answer to a request for a statement as to the cause of with holding these patents, which works such hardships to the large number of settlers in Minnesota and North Da kota, the secretary said: I should be glad to give the exact situation. It is true that a large number of patents in the Nortbarn Pacific indemnity belt are withheld for the present. Representatives from the section in which these lands are locat ed have been before me and have urg ed that the patents be given out and the titles cleared. I am not only anx ious to do this, but I propose to do it. But tnese lands are in about the same condition as indemnity selections for many other roads in tbe country, and wc want to arrive at a generl basis ot action. There are many questions in volved. The indemnity lands have been made the foot-ball of the various administration ever since they were granted, and with each administra tion fresh applications have arisen. It is the policy of this administration to settle these questions as soon as possible. A general policy will be adopted which applies to many parts of the country, and it is our purpose not to make any false moves. When the questions reach a settlement, which, I think, will be before long, patents will be issued rapidly for Northern Pacific lands with the oth ers. There are no politics in the ques tion. You may say that the question of issuing these patents is receiving the serious consideration, not OLly of myself, but the president. You can say, further, that it is the policy of this administration to issue patents as rapidly as possible and in evidence of this I have jus* prepartd a state ment which shows that this adminis tration is now issuing patents at a rate five times as fast as has ever been done bafore in the history of the government. Tlie Thieves of Paris. The lowest in the scale is the Pegriot, the apprentice tlne^-ho seeks to earn promotion by successful operations in the lower walks of his "profession." High above him towers the Haute Pegre, the French slang phrase for "high art," the ne plus ultra of the business, the fashionable thief, attired in patent leather boots and white necktie. He is generally young,and pos sesses the airs and manners o£ a per fect gentleman. His sphere of ope rations is to be found in the stalls or front seats of the balcony at the the ater, and he never dines at any but the best restaurants on the Boulevard. The masters of tN Haute Pegre would deem it an insult to be mentioned in the same breath with the Poivriers, whose sole occupation it is to rob drunken persons, or with the Rouliers or Rouletiers, who plunder the lurries or railway trucks. The Charrieurs chiefly practice their devic es on unsuspecting country people,fre quently resort to the confidence trick, the three card trick, etc. The pick pockets are subdivided into Fourlin eurs and Tirailleurs. The latter are for the most part poorly clad, and find their victims among the groups of peo ple stationed round the rope dancers, ballad singers or other strolling per formers. The Fourlineur is always respectably dressed, and frequents fashionable thoroughfares and prom enades. He is armed with a fancheuv or strong, flat pair of shears for cut ting off gold watch guards. Among the ordinary feats of this class we may instance the vol a la recontre, which consists in suddenly running up against a gentleman in the street as if by ac cident, and, with incredible rapidity, relieving him of his watch and chain, which are at once handed over to an 'accomplice, who makes off with the booty, while the thief is profuse in apologies for his carelessness. If the robbery is discovered he indignantly demands to be searched on tne spot, and, as of course, the stolen property is not found on him, the scene usually ends with the victim asking the thief's pardon. The cleverest of these pick pockets, the "King of the Fourlineurs," Mimi Previl, a Parisian by birth, not long since ended his days in the Bagno at Brest.—Chronik der Zeit. Equalizing' Home Work. Arkansaw Traveler. "I have about come to the conclu sion that no man is good enough for even a passably good woman," saiJ the proprietor of the Coon Range all sorts store, as he glanced at a lank fellow who had just made a disastrous raid on a box of matches. "Evisrjr man has an easier time than his wife.4 "I've thought of that a thousand times," replied old man GatewoQcP known through the neighborhood as Lazy Sam "I know that I have (easier time than my wife, but I'm bringing the thing down mighty nigff equal now. I don't believe in allow? inga woman to mighty nigh kill KOT? 'self at work, let nje tell you, &nd for |sometime I have been shaping my! Eard oints so that she won't have such 2 time." "Equalizing^ it," eh?'i "That's "exactly what ITST'dom1, gen tlemen. Last year my po' wife had has to chop the wood"nowT' My boy is got to be big enough to tote the water. I tell you what's a fact, a man ought to think uv these thing.