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INDIANA RIOTERS DO NOT SIST THE SOLDIERS. RE- -Hot. Matthew Think that the Trouble Will IV Hrltir4 Over Wltho.it Itlood hd Trouble at Cripple Creek Mas m -tMrlou Aspect. Quail Before Mllltla. The situation in the Indiana mining regions, according to an Indianapolis dispatch, indicates that the troub o-tat Cannclburg at least will be upprsed without an encounter with the militia. Gov. Matthews received a lengthy telegram from Adi. Geo. Robbing, the complete contents of which ho refused to make public. It stated, however, that the militia, under c iminandof the adjutant, arrived at the scene of trouble. They met with no resistance from the striker.-, and a conference was at once ar:ang -d with a committee ILLINOIS TO THK HAMPANT COAT. HINKIi: Hold on Tula has 'one far enough!" representing the minors. The com mittee promised obedience to the law In the future and deplored the injury don to railroad property, which they said was brought about by persons having no authority. There were over .'() miner hanging around the station and switch ail day, the tele gram staled. Upon receiving the in formation that the troop were coming the majority of them left and the re mainder di parsed after the arrival of the militia. The Sheriff and a detachment of the militia started to hunt down the ring leaders, and the company's train crew began repairing the tracks. Tho few strikers who remained were "behaving Mpcniiidlv," the Adjutant tated. Two .hundred and thirty militiamen march ed from Sutli van to Shelburn. All is reported quiet there. Fourteen com panies are now i;i the mining region, t At Washington the state troops ; marched into ' ark's station 500 strong with a Galling gun, to find that only fifty miners had ttayed to fa -e the mu- uc Km J 'Ad ;ho for lae minua was drawn up in along tho edgo of the woods Sheriff Lo ring then r ad warrant against the minors riotous conspiracy and placed throe of the leaders, Squire Summers, Dick Gate, and John Flynn, under ar rest. As soon as th.) troops were in line the railroad men at once repaired the track and tho loaded cars wero Aiken on west. Tho 1,000 minors who were reported en route to (.'larks sta tion did not materialize, neither had they collected at any point alone the llaltimoro and Ohio Southwestern. The certainty that tho officers intend ed to enforce the law .-coined to quell the rebellious feeling among tho moti. The miners say that a soon as tho fiixrofw ar.- withdrawn they will again stop all coal cars, but anticipating this two eompaniea will be stationed at 'lark's until all fear of trouble is past. It is apparent to-night that the back bone o; the st. ike has been broken. lThe militia have done th worn:. The 'Washington miners das uted their ccl .'.cagi e-Ticre and the Canaelburg min- ers are too few to do anything but submit to-night. T.-.e militia mot so resistance. . SS n Sall.-nly S-e Car4 Move. Sullivan- The State militia arrived in Sullivan from the southern part of ftho State, in all numbering .' 00. They topped over here and waited until the tialamen could get n engine to ta';e .ho coal out of Shelburn, then as s on as the trainmen came they boarded their special train, bound for the Shel burn district. Sheriff Mills, in com rmand. stopped the t-ain south of the depot, got his soldiers all ready, then made a march and sumumded the train. No demonstrations were made by tho few minors who wero pres ent. One old lady with a pistol under her apron, who marched out ready for action with the militia, was caught and scuffled with bv Sheriff Mills until ho sec-. red the gun. The miners had each car branded "scab coal " The miners made threats that , this did not mean much to them and "that the Kvansville and Terre Haute should not ship coal ualess they kept a standing army at she!bur i all the time, and claimed that no more coal should pass through t! ere until this wa sett! d. Several hundred people gathered to see the battle between the miners and the militia After the militia had finished their work they came back to Sullivan and went into camp at the fair grounds, witn only one man in tho hospital. t'l ft'.si Attempt fo Wreck far. Ttra 41 - A desperate effort was ma le -io wreck freight train No. 2.". sup- ix)ed to bo hauling coal, just east of icre. The Vandalia found two c up Jine ;ins wedged in s itch frog, but luckily the train was running slow, and was stopped quickly after striking tho pius. The engineer eteims that if ho had been running at the usual rate the entire freight would have been ditched. The work was undoubtedly that of strikera to il. FAMINE AT HOONK XMM1XKNT. asnall Mined Forced to C!oe hr Striker and ffooply Running Minrt. Ibxme, fewea. Since tho miners' atrike the loeai demand for coal hos been supplied bv about fifteen small mines, operated by the owners andem- , ploying fiN.ni tire to fifteen men each. . Now the small mires have cease i work. 1 'okj-s the troubles are fixed up be ore long the water wcrks, e ectric light 4daar, mills. -etc., wilt be eenteeliad to shut down. The brick and tile fao'ories ae already clo-ed lor want of coal. Oskaloosa. - Most of the !' 0 striking miners who wore in camp near Evans left for their h';me. .Sunday's barbe cue was to 1x3 the signal for a monster ma-s meeting oi miners, but less than 10 were in eamn. not enough to eat the roasted ox. T is failure is thought to foreshadow tho collapse of the strike. KIDN'AI'KD HY MIM.RS. Cripple Creek Striker furry II. It. Wood to Their Fort. Cripple Creek, Col). II. R. Woods, President of tho Wocd Investment Company, was taken in charge bv a j largo l ody of miners and carried up to the fort on Bull Hill. His wife was present when he -was taken, and i- al most frantic. Business men here look into each other's faces and see n thin:? but dread and fear. The cause of the kidnaping is not known. At Victor and along the south side of Rattle Mount ain the miners are maintaining only their usual guard, but around Bull Hill on the east and north the guard has teen douh'el. whi o the pi -ket lino has been thrown out to within a short distance of Midland. Colorado Springs. The Governor will not call out the State troops to as sist the Sheriff. The cit.- continue to be guarded. The Sherilf oitinues making preparations for the Imttle with the miners which will undoubted ly occur in a few days. Another train 1 ad of deputies was started for th j front, and later was followed by two companies of cavalry. Denver. Detectives assisted Sheriff Bowers in a search for John Calder wood, President of the Victor Miners' Union, who came up from Colorado Springs with Gov. Wajte. When the party arrived Calderwood was taken into a carriago with the Gove t nor and conveyed to some secluded place, where no one but tho Governor's party knows, sheriff Bowers arrived with a warrant for Calderwoods arrest upon the chargo of inciting to riot. He had not been arrested in Colorado Springs becau-e then ho was tho Governors guest. Detectives shadowed Gov. Waito in tho hope that they might lind their man. but Sheriff Bowers had to return without tho head ollieial ot THE COAL MINERS' Entrenclied position of the strikers at they have stored arms and dyuamito surrounding country. the minors now in belligerent attitude cn Bull Hill. DEMAND THAT SO COAL HE HAILED. t'nlem the Railroads DenUt. Ohio Mine.- Slay Muko Troud. laekson, Ohio. Tho miners of this county have for tho past two days c n gregated in large numbers at the vari ous railroad towns in the county. Fach crowd has its leaders and kt o;s the American Hag floating to tho breeze while they are inspired on by a band of mus'e. Freight trains on the Colum bus. H eking alley and Toledo were held up and crone through. All coal founl was cut off and side-tracked. Tho cr wd assembled at Ham len has disbanded, leaving in charge a patrol committee that holds up every freight train that passes. Tee m nors in their demands of tho Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern ask that not a lump of coal be hauled on tho Parkaisburg division, but agree to allow two cars a day over the Pirtsmouth division, to bo' used in tiring that company's pa -songor engines. Bellaire. A reporter has just ai rived from the seat of the miners' troubles at Wheeling Creek. All the conditions are ripe there for a bloody encounter. Four hundred minors are in camp there at that point a;:d will allow no trains hauling coal to pa-s over the lino. The c ompany is mak ing preparations t execute its coal shipping contracts. The Governor has refused to call out the troops unless there sho-ild be actual violence. Allian e. The coal miners of this city, who struck three weeks ago in sympathy with the Fnited Mine Work ers, held a meeting in this city and after a prolonged discussion con ,uded to accept tho operators' terms of 81.0-3 for mining and return to work to-morrow morning. Wellston. The miners refuse to talk to outsiders on the situation. It is generally understood that outside in fluences have been brought to bear to cause the strikers to make an attack on the Norfolk and Western. Ironton. Twenty-five stalwart men, all heavily armed. "are standing watch on the great bridge that spans the Ohio River at Keuova. KEFl'SE TO ACCEPT THE REDUCTION. Mobile and Ohio Ritlliray Employe De cline President Clark' Proposition. Murphysboro, 111., representatives of the conducters, brakemen. and switck mens' orani ations ot thsj St. Louis dlvisicn of the Mobile and Ohio Kail- road held a conference here relative to j tne proposed cut Li wages. President Clarke made the men the same propo sition that has bo n accepted fcy the men south of the Ohio: that is a 4 per ! cent, reduction to hold good "or one i year. The men declined to accept this. Tho reduction the railroad of I rlcial3 now propose to mako is equal to J 7 per cent., a d they claim that the ' scarcity of busines positively requires I tno reductit n. No agreement was j reached and the meetine ad ourned. : Tho company's shops at Murphysboro, - i employing about 100 nen. Here closed down. Cairo, 111 -The scarcity of coal and the conf-e-:uent high prices is causing much anxiety in tniscitv. l ast week the Iron Mountain local between airo land Poplar Bluff, Mo., a- reduced to half-time, running only on alternate days, and the Delta Electric Company and several manufacturing establi-h-ments have been burning wood for ten days. Coal has been advanced $2 a ton and now retails at $."". There are at present l,O.vO,0GU bushels in har b r. mostly the property of the Cairo City C al Company and the Browns of Pittsburg, but it is being daily shipped to Chicago END OF TARIFF NEAR. It Is Kxpected That llnrualon Will Br !ov Within Two WVek. A Washington correspondent assures the country that the ta' irt debate in the senate" will elese within the next two weeks. The bill, he says, cannot now be beat n. The Democrats will all vote for it with the possible excep tion of Mr. Hill. The incomj tax fea ture of tho bill is reasonab y icrtain to be retained, a'thoujdi the campaign ; aain.-t it has been quit " vigorous of ; lat . The New-Yorkers are especially i b.tter in their opposition and the re i cent meetings in New York City 1 a . e served t inspire Senators j Hih and Murphy vo renewed j efforts ai,ruin t it. Nobody olse in ! the Senate, however, is paving the slightest attention to the c amor of op position from New VorU. for the fact is recognized that those interesting themselves in these meetings of pro test against the incoe tax are mainly persons connected with corporations. All of the Populi t Senators will vote for the ret nti;i of th income tax, so that, with the s did Republican strength cf thirty-eight votes against it, there wo .Id still be needed live Democratic vots with t e opposition to insure its defeat. Ti e only L'emo catic opponent-: now counted upon are Hill. Murphy, Smit i and Brice, so that the income tax is likely to have at least a ma ority of one. Speaker Crisp and tho Democratic leaders in the Bouse are expecting the tariff bill to ei mo back to them soon. STB I KB IN COLORADA. llml Mountain, near Cripple Creek, -where and from which they command miles o' the and to that end thy aro hastening the ponding measures in the lower branch of Congress. Tho bank tax bill is now before, the House, but notice has been served npen its friends that they must get it out of the way at once. Most of the appropriation bills are through the House. Among tho few remaining is the Indian bill. Assocn as it is out of the way the House will be ready to resume consideration of the tar If bill. The Houso members genera' ly now believe the Senate is in earnest about hastening the bill, and it is eonse .uently expo -ted to comts back to the House within the next two or three wecka FOR THE PYTHIAN CONVENTION Prep-iriitlons for the Rienntat Oattiering Ht Washington. D. C 1 The biennial convention of tho Su preme lodge and the biennial encanip u;en of the uniform ranic Knights of Pythias will convene at Washington, I). C Aug. 'SI. Tho popular features of t e event will be the session of the Sut rem lodge), tne ;-treet parade and ! revie v by President Cleveland of the uniform rank, the dress parade on tho '' white lot. a competive drill between about forty-live infantry and cavalry divisions o: the uniform rank and a ball a !id reception at Convention Hall. Excursions to vario. s poin about the . city have also been arrange . Preparations for the event are being hurried through by the local commis ' sioner. The hxecutive Committee has j announced that the encampment fund 1 must be ?50,tXX). a large percentage of which has been subscribed. It is esti j ma'e l that JS,00 uniformed knights : will visit Washington, and tne number of other visitors will be between 150, ! 000 and :0 ,000. The camp will oe u I py thirty acres of the Mall and will i form a s jiiaie around the Washington ' monument. Tents will hi piovided for 1 18. 00 men. The camp streets will be I named after the States and military j rules of camp lLe will prevail. Canada's Bad Boy. "Please Uncle Sain, I was cnlv fooiin. THAT FRIEND Written for This Alle CHAPTER III. When I reaehed our own sitting-rot m a painful sight met my gaze unexpect edly. Maria wa- seated on the sofa, with her eyes as re 1 sis a lobster, and Sylvia was leaning across her, with her head on her mother s shoulder, dissolved in tears and sobbing vio lently. "Oh. papa, papa!" she cried in a pet as I entered, "how could xou'f how could you? You've been so dreadfully cruel! so dreadfully rude! I don t know how Hugh will ever lie able to forgive you. " "Hujh." I exclaimed, bewildered. "Hugh! Hugh! who is he? And where have I met Hugh, pray? And what have 1 ever d no or said t Hugh that Huirh has ot any right on earth to for give me for?" Sylvia Icoked up at me in a torrent YOC'VE BEEN SO DUE AOKITI.L.T Rl'Dt" of tears. Eeautiful girl, ray Sylvia, even when she's crying. "Why, you quarreled with him so at dinner," she sobbed out. "You put him down so dreadfully. And tho worst of it is, tana, Hush was quite in the right, only he was a rreat deal too much of a gentleman to n ake a scene In the salle-a-manger by explaining to you when you were s violent.'' I stood aghast with horror. Had it come to this, then? Mie called him outright by his Christian name? I cculd hardly believe my ears. The girl was wrecking t:er life. "Do you moan to say, Sylvia," I be gan sternly, "that the person you call Hugh is " She broke me off with a short hys terical little laugh. "Is Mr. 'Ampton," sho answered, in a convulsive sort of a giggle. "Mr. 'Amp ton, of Mghtield." "Sylvia," 1 said, with dignity, draw ing myself up once more, "this is most unbecoming, most unseemly, most ir reverent. That you should call this man by his Chi istian name to my face is bad enough, in ali conscience; but that you should make fun of hi-; infirm ities and his vulgarities iA the self same breath, and laugh openly at his perversions of the Queen's English, is simply unenduraule. My child, I'm ashamed of you; for the 'first time in my life, Sylvia, I declare I'm ashamed of you." "ilut, papa," Sylvia put to, "if only you'd listen to me! 1 do assure you that Hugh is the most prifect gentle man and the most chivalrous friend " "My dear," I said, putting my fK)t down. "I won t hear such trash. 1 won't attend to it. I won't listen to it. The man belongs by origin to tho lower or ders. Hit father was no doubt the son of a ea-cook. He may look very well on the outside, but I detect at once in his speech the flavor of th great un washed, the mob, the cdmmonalty. He's a cad and a nobody." Sy.via tried hard to speak again, but I wouldn't allow her. Thank heaven, I know the resources of cCi mother tongue, and I poured them forth upon her head with orat i ical rapidity. "The fellow s a boor," I continued, raising my voice, as 1 went on: "a peas a clown, a hind, a clodhopjy?r ever shall I see you talking with a yokel like that; a Philistine, a cockney, a bumpkin, a chaw-bacon. Htj's a (loth, a Vandal, a Hottentot, a Yahoo: a common, mean, low, base, vile, :-nob- bi h, scrubby, beegarly, uncivilized H'tian. A lout who strews his h's all over the floor! an outcast, a savage, a tramp, a vagabond! and you call him Hugh: It's disgraceful! It's preposter ous. If you choose t associate with the mob. the herd, the scum of society, the dreg of the people, the ignoble vulgar, the brutish proletariat, the rifl-raff, the rout, the tag-rag-and-bob-tail. you may do as you hko; but don t try to drag me down with you in your fa 1 to t .e dunghill. Tne man's a mu.-hro m. a b xby, a lout, absolutely destitute of taste, or !-e lse, or educa tion or feeling; an underbred snob, and I forbid you to speak to him. So you know my wishes." With this last re mark, lired sideways at her head. I went over to the door. I will aimit. in perhaps a somewhat excited and heat ed condition. Sylvia rose as I went and stood up to her full height in her long silk train and pretty evening dres. i w n t den1, that she coked beautiful, and queenly, and indignant. Her nostrils quivere.. "Papa," she said, vehemently, like a self-willed puss that she is, I love him. I adore him, and say what you will, I mean t marry him"" 1 shut the door behind me with per haps s me little unnecessary forte not to put too fine a point upon it: in fact. I believe I slammed it and went off in high dudgeon to my own bed room. CHAPTER IV. Next morning, after a good night's rest, I woke up in a rather m .-e con tented frame of mind. I gazed out of my window It was a glorious day. The hotel looks out upon a garden of palm- and hearv eucalyptus tees, with arid the the blue bay mst in front, iagjged peaks of the Est ere! in the purple distance. It is a lovely scene. 1 was appeased by its beauty. I flung open the window, it was so mild ani warm, and proceeded to dress myself. Voices flowed in upon me. as I ut on my clothes, from the veraada just ; low me. One of them, c'sar and dis OF 3YLVI AS Paper. By Grant n. tinct. I recognized at nee as that fel low Hampton's. Against in . w 11. some how, I caught what the ma 1 was sav ing. "He was at Eaton with me at first, you know, and after that at Christ church." The fellow's Impertinence! A born adventurer, no doubt! Trying to palm himself otT upon the world a a mau of education and means and position! 1 began to .-have. A minute or two later t caught the voice agal u "Oh, ye," it said softly, w th a rather aristocratic drawl, "he's a city man. of cour.-e. and not very brilliant and he's a peppery old fellow, too, wh w n't listen to reason. Hut stih I like him. A harbitrary geat, of o-o.irse, but we 1 meaning enough in his way for all that. How he flared at me iike a Bengal-light at dinner lat evening. I'm teallv afraid he made poor Miss Wo: t hist in feel most awkward and uncomfortable ! " My blood ran cold. I fo va talking of me. And what wa more, thoogh he called me "hat-bit ary with an ua necessary h. tic had positively the audacity for all thjt to patronize me. I breakfasted alone. Maria and Sylvia sent down word by the maid that they were tired that morn.ng. The cHjft'ee w; s capital. Alter break fast I strolled into the ground by my self mo t charming ground-, too and c m os-d my s mi for a few serious words with that fellow Hampton. Comim? back from the cliff- after a while, by the side path, 1 stumbled un expectedly from behind upon a garden sett, overhung with rose bushes and other scented southern shrubs, whose names are unfamiliar to me. Sylvia was sitting there, half in tears nee more, and, oh, horror: by her side that fellow Hampton. I won't le quite cer tain, but I almost b lievo his arm was ar und her waist, or something like it. "Papa was so unreasonable," Sylvia was sobbing out as I came up: "s dreadfully unreasonable. He wouldn't a low me even to explain. And, Hugh dear, he called you all tho dreadfulest names in tho English dictionary." My tongue itched to correct her, and substitute for that incorrect superla tive, "most dieadfuL" but I waited to ! hear what the fellow would answer, so 1 interposed n otl ing. He lifted her hand to his lips b'fore my very yes, and Kissed it tenderly. My darling." he said, in his soft, low voice, very winsome and seductive, "don't let thi- worry you for a moment at all. It didn't matter in the least to m . i a-sure you. I love you ten thou sand times too well, Sylvia, to think of being angry with your father about a mere misunderstanding. I'll explain it all to hini by handing him my card. That's the nly way. It's extremely natural. You know you yourself went wrong at lirst about it." He drew a card from his poek-t as he spoke, and glanced at it carelessly. I could stand it no longer. I burst forth from ambush and discovered myself openly. "Give me th-it pasteboard, sir!" I said, In my sternest voice. He laughed and handed it across to me. I stared at it in surprise. Impossi ble! Incredible! It bore on its faco the words. "Mr. Hugh Ampton:" then, down in the corners. "1 field Hall. Sus sex." and "United Universities Club, St. James ." "Excuse me," I said, gasping, "am I to understand that your name's Amp ton. without any H at all in the world to it?" "So my ancestors decided for me," the youn man said, bowing. "And you live at a place called Ifield, equally without an H?" I cried. He bent his head slightly again. "I'm squire of the little village," he answered modestly. "Step a Bdement." I exelaimed. taken aback. "This isn't cleared up yet. I must yet at the bottom of it. Where did you say some one lived in Philadel phia?" He started and laughed again. "What a curious coincidence!" he 17 1 "lr&" HE DREW A CAKD FROM HIS SPOKK. rOCKBT AS HS cried, in his pleasant musical voice he was really a very gentlemanly young man. and extremely handsome. "Mrs. Fortune's husband. I happened to re mark, lives in T street, Philadelphia.' The streets there are lettered, you you know, A street, B street, C street, and so forth down to A, i . Z streets: and Colonel Fortune's house is in I rtreet. near Chestnut. You thought I meant High street. I dm i eadily un derstand how the word misled you. "One second more," I cried, panting. There was one mystery still. "And how ab ut the "are. " The 'are that tan across the hills behind Cannes. You can't jfet out of that you lemember in the smoking rocm." "Oh. the heir!" he replied, smiling and twining his mustache as before. "Yes. the heir is a young Frenchman who s to inherit the Due de 1 Fstel's pro; erty: and everj-body calls him tbe heir, don't you know, because he thinks such a precious lot of himself on the strength of I is prospects. He hap pened to be on of the hares in ur paper c ias . Y-m thought I m ant ) hare. I understAnd your miscuneei -I tion " 1 "But the harbitrary gent?" I went I on. pushing him hard this time. "I don't bear malice, but you called me a ; harbitrary gent you remember." ! "A quotation from Thackerey." he answered, with a broad smile. "It's a i well-known phra e. Jeames de la j Plnche savs it." I stared at bi n and pan-od. It all broke upon me with a burst. " Vou are a gentleman of property." , I said slowly, trying to take it all in. "You liw at I fieid Hall. Vou were educate I at Oxford. Yon don't drop J your h s. And Sytvfa is in love with you. .Niy child, "my child, don t cry. You are his let him tike you." Sylvia flung herself upou me with a ; torrent of tears. "You dtuir. stupid old thing." she I cried, hugging me n und the neck to an ut. p ea-ant degree. "1 tried to ex- i plain, but you wouldn't lot ate. How ever, it's all right now, and you un-der-tand overytniujr. and Hugh s so good and kind he's quite ready to for give yon " I tin i Itield Hall, where I write the-e words at my future son-in-law s dek. i one of th- most charming country ; seats in the county of Sussex. Mrs. 1 Wort hi -t an agrees "with me. We are ! here awaiting Sylvia's marriage nest i Wednesday. Ithk rsn. i ! Oopyrittht by the Authors" Alliance; all 1 rights reserved. The Face at the Window. One fall, some fears ago, a series of revival meetings were held in a country school house in Western Maine. The presiding elder was a most earnest, blunt-spoken mau. and withal near sighted. At the close of hU prayer one evening a noise of s-uftling feet was heard outside, and a face was Indistinctly seen peering in at the window. "Come riht In, my boys." called Klder Smith, heart ily, "there's plenty of mom inside." The invitation was not accepted, but the fate disappeared from the wm low. A few minutes later, how ever, in the midst of an lamest ex hortation by one of the deacons, the lace again Looked in. The elder saw it, and began to make violent gesticulations that the individuals without should come in and take some vacant chairs near the platform. "Don't stand out there skulking like cowards, tools for Satan," said the elder, in stentorian tons, as the deacon sat down. As if in contempt of this objurga tion the face lemained at the win dow, bobbing up and down and seem ing to make grimaces. The congre gation were looking that way, ani two or three children snickered out right. The elder was becoming in censed. "Deacon Jones," lie said, "will vou step outside and lead that tinregen erate youth in here? He shall not disturb our meet ing, for Nitan de lights in such works." Deaeon Jones went outside, but soon returned, empty-l auded. He said something about "no hoy there." "No boy there!" cried Elder Smith. sharply, "why. there the rascal it the win- this minute, peekin in al dow. " some of the children tittered again. "That's Deacon Stetson's old white boss: he's hitched theie, I guess," spoke up a young man who sat next the window. Everybody smiled then, and even the elder had difficulty in keeping his face composed. "Well, well, let us proceed," he said, severely, "and not let our risl bles lie aroused by such a carnal crea ture as a horse. The services proceeded, but the gravity of the occasion was several times disturbed by the smiles of the younger members of the congrega tion. Grant's Precedent for Gladstone. 1 should not be at all astonished if Mr. Gladstone should decide to pay a visit to this country this summer. He knows the regard in which be to held by Americans, and that his journey would lie a triumphal progress absolutely unparalleled by any other foreigner who ever has or who ever will visit this country, with the single exception, perhaps, of Lafayette. His time would lie practically his own, and by going to the south of Prance by the way of Holland and Belgium he will avoid the terrors of the English Channel and tie enabled to take a southerly route across the Atlantic, with a good chance of avoiding sea sickness. The program of exercises in such an event is interesting to speculate up on. Without office, coming in no representative capacity, and simply as a commoner it would be puzzling sometimes t define his exact place in the official etiquette of receptions. He would probably solve the question as Gen. Grant did when invited by the Cjueen to dine at Windsor on his trip around tbe world. He was traveling simply as a private citizen, ex-Lieutenant General of ths army, and ex-President of the Cnited States. He had no rank that would give him precedence oxer many noble" men and diplomats who were present, and yet it was obvious that he could not go in to dinner after them. The monarch solved the question by tak ing tbe arm of the man whom she regarded as the first citizen of the United States. Gen. Adam Badeau has always taken upon himself much credit for this incident, but I have the best reason for believing that It was done with fine tact on impulse by the Queen. New York Press. In Washington there is a crane whose mania is to hujr such unpro tected females as he may meet on the street. Those subjected to the process have been very angry. Re cently the crank seized a woman, dragged her to a lamp so that he might rea.ie the fullness of his bliss, took one look, and then let her go unhugged. Yet beside the anger of this fortunate woman the wrath of the women who had been rudely em braced appears of Insignificance al most pitiful. It does not seem alto gether easy to please tbe ladies.