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BESSEMER, COLORADO.
A dlalek in pictures says he bus
noticed that really good prints, etch
ings and engravings bring more than
their market price at auction, and he
thinks that the rule of extra high
prices for the best applies to all pub
lie sales.
An English admirul bus been
snubbed. He ordered the sun not to
act until a later hour and that sched
uled in the family almanac Aud
darknoss catne on just the same, iho
admiral should have studied his as
tronomy more faithfully It was his
duty, if sunset had to he delayed, to
stop the earth.
Not the leant interesting of the
sights to be seen at Chicago will be
the dirigible balloons for use in war.
The United States was the tirst to
use balloons in military operations,
but since tho closo of the rebellion
littlo has been done here and a great
deal abroad in improving these im
portant auxiliaries
The old-fashioned handshake has
received another blow Two men in
Philadelphia met and clasped fingers
in friendly greeting. An accidental
scratch inllictcd by one upon the
palm of the other resulted in blood
poisoning and death. After all. then
may be merit in the placid and in
nocuous shake exchanged by dudes
A suicide epidemic is said to be
prevailing in and about Now Yor«c.
No loss than seven cases of felo de .-••
were reportod one day last week
The tnaniu is as prevalent as it once
was in France, when to stop it an
order was issued to expose in the pub
lie market places the naked bodies of
those who had killed themselves.
Tho mania was cured by the order.
Thcre are some peculiar laws in
Italy. One of them has sent to jaii
for six months u gentleman who
taicos into seclusion with him the
name of MafTeo Farbcrini Colon ua ui
Sciarra. Prince of Carbagnano. The
name, however, was not bis chief
crime, lie had sold some other
works of art belonging to l.imself
without tho consent of the govern
ment.
Recently a famous baseball catcher j
throw off his mask and took to the
stage The populace listened u mo
ment and then hooted him to lligitt
ami concealment in the wings Real
histrionic ability cannot, it is plain,
be acquired behind the bat. The
catcher might put on boxing-glove* a
few times aud see if genius would
not relent und place its mark upon
his brow.
We speak advisedly in saying that j
the dark clouds of war are again !
lowering over Ilayti All that -
needed is bright brass buttons on the I
uniforms of the troops to make the j
thundercloud simile complete. Ik !
uniforms generally consist of a dirty I
shirt and a straw hat, however, w hick j
leaves hut scant space for the- up- |
plication of the glittering gcwgu.vs j
of militarism.
With nil the much-boasted faeiii j
ties for acquiring a higher eb i.-atbu
by tho present generate n as com
pared with the two preceding goiiera j
lions, or those who attended school |
almost any time from 1820 t-> 187".
there is a feeling in tho minds of ;
some, and a settled conviction with
others, that this education is being
made so comprehensive and wide- |
spread as to be very superficial.
Two Americans, so dispatches re- !
late, blew out their brains at Monte j
Carlo recently, us evidence that they
had not succeeded in boating tho |
game. The sorrow will be subdue 1.
and possibly a casual observer might j
overlook it altogether. When Amer
icans spend their money on foreign i
confidence men, when •sure thing" I
gamblers stand in every . timer In '
their nativo land, they la k in j
patriotism.
An Italian fanatic threw u stone I
at King Humbert and his majesty j
escaped uninjured. The anarchists J
of Italy evidently do not read the j
newspapers ami are not abreast of 1
the progress made l y their brethren j
missiles in England is the bb-cuit. a> ■
recently hurled at Mr. < Hart atone if I
the Italian anarchist- n-aIU wish to j
hurt the king, they should hire a i
woman to throw biscuits at him
Massachusetts
for it 3 state prison. His first offi
rial uet was to deprive tho convicts
ol tho dumb bells with which their
cells had been supplied. The reason
assigned for this revolutionary act
was that a prisoner had threatened
to brain one of the guards with
one of the dumb bells. Incidental! v
the warden remarked that he would
try to give the prisoners enough
work to abate the demand for gym
nastic exercises.
Florida vegetables and fruits are
dearer this year than usual. We are
informed that this in largely duo to in
creased demand from the local hot. ;,
and boarding-houses in the land of the
alligator. There a>e so many tourist
in tho state that all hands would
starve if the North did not ship in all
tho beef, mutton, poultry, butter and
cheese used in Florida. Even the fish
are mainly shipped in from the North
anti West. I lorida furnishes the sand
and sunshine, while the North und
West supply the visitors, the green
backs und the substantiate of life
The revival of ship-building in thi-.
country Is not confined to Northern
ports nor yet to government naval
yards. The Southern Pucific railroad
is about to construct at Newport
News. La., two enormous steamships,
each of 10/KH) tons capacity, for the
trade between New Orleans and Liv
erpool. No such merchant steam
ships as these have over before been
constructed in this country. A line
of 4,fidO-ton steamships for use be
tween Now York and New Orleans
has also lately been constructed by
this Kume ship yard at Newport News
Tin: idiocy i-. that of u young
woman who starts from a given point
find announces that, without getting
out of a sleeping oar -lie will traverse
the earth and tetu.m to a given point
at a certain tiui • If traveling be
merely eating aud sleeping in a ittif
fy. ami so an uuwholesome, enclosure
on wheels, this world seems to have
reached the ultimate of its absurdity.
Of old the object In travel was to sec
lamls. .study institutions, and derive
nod disseminate profit from the time
Onuipent Now the means of travel
M ten *«••• *£• n* of It.
Telegraphic Brevities.
A serious riot of striking lab orer* occurred
at Hull. England, on the nib.
Terrible fore«t tire* are reported from Mis
souri, in the vicinity of ÜbUllcotbs.
Nineteen thousand barrels of whiskey *«-re
turned at Oweusburg. Kentucky, on the 6th.
Forest tires.which have been doing so much
damage hi Ohio, havr been pul out by heavy
The feud '•e’wecu the Choctaws still con
tinues and there Is a good prospect of a bloody
t'.gbi at any time
Two mushroom hotels si Chicago have ecu
Mow a down lately before they were occupied
by World's Fair guests.
Two leaders of a w ell organised hand of
cattle thieve* In South Dakota, were wounded
and arrested last week.
Huron Fava, the Ituli.ci minister, caused a
mild sensation at the White House the other
day by kissing Mrs. Cleveland'!, hand.
The overdue steamer Hekla reached New
York <>a the Hih In tow of ihe steamer Amer
ica. Her machinery was disabled
President Cleveland has appointed Caleb
4\. West governor of Utah. He appointed
him to the same position during his previous
The Italian steamer Ertaduo has arrived at
lVitUnd. Maine, having on board a consign
mi nt of exhibits from Italy for the World's
On the 11th lieneial Manager Frey of tL»*-
Manta Fe. Issued an ultimatum to the striking
machinists to the effect that they must go
work on the I'Jih or their places would be
lilled.
Our government has demanded satisfaction
from Turkey for the burning of u mission
•chool Ht Mxrsovau. It was burned apparent
ly with the knowledge of the local Turkish
All franchises or right of way hnve been
secured or are guaranteed, it is said, for an
• lectrlo railway between Ita'.i ini ere and Wash
ington. und construction will begin at an
early date
The governor of French Cochin China
telegraphs'hat the French troops took pos
session on April t ••{ Klhui Island in the Me
kong river. The Siamese withdrew without
offering any resistance.
President Cleveland has appointed Judge
William Locbren. of Minnesota, to lie com
mlssioner of pensions, and Ilannis Taylor, of
Alabama, to be envoy extraordinary ana min
ister plenipotentiary to the United States of
Spain.
All the shopmen employed on the S.uitu Fe
system struck on the Sth. They demanded
an Increase of wage- and the acceptance by
the company of various other condition- rela
tive to the discharge of men which were re
jected.
President < lerelsnd has appointed Dsnle
N Morgan of Connecticut, to be treasurer of
■he United States, t N Jordan of New
York, for assistant treasurer, and Henry V
Johnson of Denver, to be district attorney foi
Colorado.
Osman Digua. the Dervish leader has made
another raid In Upper Egypt. He directed
ill- invasion toward Tokar and was met and
repul-cJ by the Egyptian cavalry The cav
alry pur-ued Dlgna' - forces and '*.”•• '.
Dervishes.
The researches of the American School of
Archaeology at the Temple of Herat. Myoen.i
have just revealed the foundations of the an
cient temple mentioned by Hornei as hiving
been burned 423 H. U. Many prlccle-- an
thjue works of art have been unearthed
The secretary of the treasury has modified
ihe regulations under which the Chinese are
required to register. He has issued orders
dispensing with the photograph hern "fore
required. This will remove one serious ob
jection that many Chinamen have liad to the
In New York. President Horthal. and
others of the t ..eking Manufacturers' Asso
ciation have been arrested while sitting in r.
the garment carters’ lockout, on the . barge
livid
The official announcement of the fact
makes it certalu tha' ex-\ n-c President A A
Robinson of the Atchl-on. i u n.-cepted the
presidency of the M<-\ban t.'entrnl. ’I iiut
road has long needed ju-t the kind "f ability
posseted by Mr Robinson and the l-cHcf In
Its future will be at high tide when he take.
It now uppeais that the reported assault on
a consul In Molloudo. Peru, was accidental,
and occurred during an attack made >•. ..
uiob upon the Masonic temple. In which thi
ll ate Is
sonic movement of large proportions In the
It Is thought that a test ca-se under the .
Chinese exelusion act will be carried to the
United States Cupreine t -urt a- «<s.n a. ■ •
«lblc after May .Mb. In order to settle the j
question of the validity of 'be law In the j
>U Early' Friday morning a huge wave »w*•:,• (
Into ihe mouth of the Chicago river from lie- I
lake und played havoc with shipping moo: .i »
there ready to start eastward with the open
gof navlgat I !:■• .i ave a bitb wlive
fee’ i :e hugi- steamer- and liarges from
their tr.oorlngi an I. a« It receded, it carried
them out into the lake.
A general uprising "f natives again-'
Christians N threatened In Corea and prompt
steps have been taken by the ami navy
departments to avert bloodshed, beyond lie
fad that the trouble arises from a hatred of
the missionaries nnd that citizens uf the J
United State* are In danger, no Information
is obtainable at either department about the :
matter.
A remarkable -eric- of deaths ha- occurred
Alabama. ' >ut of a family of nine »r ten per
son« living in good liea’.h n little over a week
ag... only three arc no* living, two of whom
me at the point of death and are not expect
ed to recover The -tranges’ part of It i< i
that all of the death* appear to have resulted
from natural causes.
• The World's Fair managers have returned
with thanks the -cventeen paintings prepared
by Colorado art!-'- Of tlic large number
submitted by ( alifornt* artist*, three or four
only were selected. Ihe paintings chosen
; by the World'- Fair managers number nearly
' tiftv i er cent, from Chicago as against all '.in
| rot of the United Htatc-.
| The revolt in the province of Cantainarts.
! Argentine. Is spreading nnd gaining power.
1 Within the last few days several encounters
’ between government troops ami Insurgents
| have been reported Many were killed In the
lie d on each side and ail the prisoner- were
1 -hoi. The Insurgents have recaptured the
i railways The government Is -ending out
j more troops to protect state property.
I An agreement signed by the Ht. Louis
i Merchants' Bridge ( osnpanv. the St. Louis
' Stamping Company. F. 8 Guignon and Hro
-1 tlier. T. G. and John (i McNair, and other-.
! t<. under l ike the w ork of throwing up an
! Immense b vee mound the present site of
1 t.ian.tc ( Ay. Madison and Venice on the
! east side of the river, a- a -afeguard against
; the recurrence of the disastrous flood- of a
\»*ar ag i. The estimated cost of the work Is
I *150,000.
There arc now two candidate- In Sew York
' mentioned for the bishopric made vacant by
i the death of the Rev. Phillips Brooks. They
«rc Rev Morgan I)ix '>f Trinity church, who
Is called a .-on-cnat.ie and Rev Dr. Greer
"f St Bartholomew* church, who Is known
: a broad churchman These gentlemen
| .nive been Informally selected by adherents
i to their slews and will probably be voted for
1 in the convention to be held Wednesday V iy
I 3 -
j Th< population of Ireland, according
1 wa« 4'M ,24S In ls9l. The natural Increase
j ->f population, or excess of births over deaths,
j fur the >( ar. was 22.117. and the loss by emi-
I gration wa- 59.623. Twenty-one tlion-and '
four hundred nml seventy-five marriages were
registered within the year, and It is signifl- j
; cant of the religious feeling which cx- i
| Ist* In all parts of Ireland that only 309 were i
by civil eontract In the registrar’s office
| The picturesque ban lof 1 11 - Mohammedans ;
: who are to take part In the World's Fair i
spectacle. Illustrating a street In Cairo, at- i
rived at the exposition grounds Friday. All
| -aid their prayers In the model mosque, and ,
I long-bearded patriarch- and willowy dancing
j girl- were conspicuous figure-. A dozen little j
i Oriental children and numerous . finds, don
: keys nnd snakes accompanied ibe party.
! The English. HcOlU-h mil Australian!
| ('barter batik at Melbourne has f illed with 1
; Hiibllltie- amounting to £6.003,600 or <30.0011.• |
UJO. The bank was Incorporated by royal [
! charter In 1852. and claimed to have a paid
; up enpltal of £900,000 and u reserve fund of
j £"110,000 No approxlmote estimate of the |
assets can yet be given. The balance sheet
made public In April. 1892, showed deposit* •
!of almost £6,000.000. The only reason given
| for the failure Is that there lias been for sev
cral weeks h steadily Increasing withdrawal
i of <le|Kisi;«.
At an Immigration convention held at Ver
! non. Texas, resolutions were adopted calling
• for a convention to map a new state out
|of tlic Panhandle of Texas. The resolution
| recite- that public building- and courts are
j located In the southern and eastern portion
of ibe state: that »ho Panhandle has been
iunoied In the legislature; that the present
| legislature 1- seeking to withdraw all public
domain from the homesteaders, and that the
Intrrcbi* of the Panhandle differ from Eastern
I and Southern Texa*. nnd unlets thete things
j ebenge. #evi ranee will follow.
J James Mills, on** of the most prominent
Mock-ral.-ers in Wyoming, committed suicide
!on the stb by unities bis throat with a
I poeket-kn Be. Me not been (etllof well
for some time. |
NEWS OF THE WEST.
Colorado.
Governor Walts hat vetoed etc ameuded
fee bill and the election bill.
Anton Woods, t he boy murderer, hn* been
sentenced to the p enltentlary for twenty-five
years.
Engel, the man eh urged with murdering
the peddler Bernstein In the northwestern
part of the elate Is being tried at Glen wood.
It required a week to secure a jury.
The commissioners of Mesa county have
agreed to give a bounty of #1 for every ton up
to 1,000 of sugar beets raised In that county
during this year and sold to tome beet sugar
factory.
| Mrs. Bertha McFarland was killed In Den
ver on the tllb bv being crushed under a cor
nice tha' was blown from a building by a ter
rible wind. She was only nineteen years old
and had been married but sit month-.
I The fourth annual bench show of the t on-
I tlnentai Kennel Club will bo opened at Coll
' •cum hall. Deliver, on ihe llth There were
>S dogs entered. The first prlxe Ineacbclu**
j «as fill and the second $5. D was a very suc
cessful show
! Governor Waite ui« appointed the Slate
Board of Agriculture, as follows: J II
Crowley. Rocky Ford; John Tobias. Denver;
I W > Coburn, Delta. David Brother. Wheat
1 Ridge; C. M . Steele. Gratid Junction, and W.
B. Osborn, Loveland.
I The state convention of V M C A secre
taries held it- annual meeting at Colorado
springs on the T>th. Papers were read ou Y.
| 'I C. A work by various members present.
I Denver. Leadrllle, A«pon. Pucble and Col o
rado Springs were represented
The returning board of Aspen met and de
■ elared Dills. Republican, for mayor, elected
; over Dr. Green. Populist, by one plurality.
! i»reen baa declared his Intention of contest
! lug on the ground of the counting of Illegal
votes an>l fraud generally and will begin his
I action at once.
| An obstruction on the track of the Colorado
, Midland, forty nilies east of l.eadville. caused
a slight wreck Sunday and delayed the pav
wrger train from the West. This passenger
train also hail a narrow escape from destruc
; tion near llagerman pass. It had just left a
bridge when a landslide covered the track.
1 Denver Markets—Eggs, ranch 17c, state
1 Ac; butter, t est creamery 50 -i.'rj.-. dairy
ha_v. upland baled fl! rfl.*. second bottom
f7.50tift>.50;alfalfa ?."> 50;vvbe:ity5< -.corn.bulk
.75c, sacked SO-.*; oat*. f! 15. sacked $1.23;
! potatoes fl 55, cattle choice steers $.'1.75
;f I no. cow* f-.5-i iif;;..'.u, native feeders $3.00
J <<$3.50; hog*, ch. -j JO.SO: spring chickens
'■ He; hen*. *5 50 V do/
J The announcement ha- i -et, made of the
( election of Dr Phillip I) (•lllette as superin-
I iendent of the state Institute for the deaf,
! mute and blind n: Colorado Spring-. No
j reason Is given f< r the dismissal of Superln
| tendcul Ray, who Las bad charge of the Insti
tute for six year- Dr. Gillette has been In
j charge of a similar institution at Jacksonville,
’ Illinois, for many years and comes well rec
! onimended.
) A sensational story come from Aspen, n*
'follows About noou ou the 10th n light
I -now began falling, and at 7 o'clock the
(ground, which was bare wherever the sun ha*
-hone upon It during the few day s past, was
pretty well covered. People w ho were out In
It for any length >.f time found upon drying
thelt headweai and outei wearing apparel
that the sums was covered with sand and
small particles of gravel aud mud. Local
weather prophet* arc unable to account for
the phenomenon.
For several days last week prairie fire* pre
vailed in Kiowa and Cheyenne counties. A
stretch of valuable range country twenty
| mile* wide and reaching from Adobe to Big
! Sandy creek*, a distance of fifty mile*, lias
I been almost totally destroyed. There are a
. grout many range cattle In this territory a*
well as a large number of small herd- owned
I bv settlers and the fire* have resulted lu
j serious lo*a to the stock interest-. The
prairie !« a* dry as tinder and all efforts to ex
tinguish the tin- have been unsuccessful No
, - f •• - o grata hu not
started and stock all! suffer for feed till grass
grows.
One of the narrowest c.-cupes from instant
.hath occurred 1 n -1 Saturday afternoon. An
drew R. Reynold-, the 14-year-old son of A.
•I Reynolds "f Carolina Milling Company,
while playing up m the cliff* on tin* west side
with a number of companions, slipped and
went oyer a distance of 500 feet, striking at
| distance* f about thirty feet until he reached
i the bottom and struck Into a bank of -now
j ThU was the only thing that -aved lilt life.
, and although It saved his life, and
| he -u-talncd a severe fracture of the skull
■ and U badly braised lie lie* ut the resi
dence of Lb parent* in a fair way so recover,
f He displayed great nerve for a boy and when
found wmn holding himself up mid trying to
! walk. There I- not one In . hundred who
| votild survive -uch :i full but Dr. Rowan say*
! tie will come out ull right ■—Ouray Silitrltr
j P. F Sharp of Pueblo,one of the promoter*
. d the Pueblo, Gunnison .v; Paclfi s roll rood,In
[ -peaking of the building of the new road.-aid
[ that the option of the Missouri Pacific on the
- 1. which had expired, wu- accepted by
fudge Kelso, hi alt irncy of the Mls-our! Pa
nic who was in Pueblo for that purpose.
This means that life Gould “>•- tern will be ex
tended into t hu rich coal Held* of Southern
i nb.rado and San .LuU valley. Mr. Sharp
-*j* that the right of way for fifty-five mile*
■ f tin* road ha* been -conred, and a survey
w ill be made at once Tbe step is one of im
portance, and mean* that th* Missouri Pacific
j 1* fast forging It* way to the Pacific coa-t.
1 Whether the road will reach the Gunnison
■ountry this summer or not remain* to he seen,
but It :* a fact that they will lose no time to
get here as soon :i> jHv**ihlc —KU Mountain
Mot.
Utah.
„e territorial convention of Bee-keeper*
mit at f-alt Lake O'l the loth. Among other
thing* brought "ut In the di- u—lon was the
‘tatement "f heavy losses of bees the past
w inter In some eas -os high as9o per cent.
Benjamin F. Burnett and wife ire the Lap
pleat people In Utah and enjoy the distinc
tion of belug father and (mo'her respectively
f a baby boy that was born In the great
Mormon temple at Halt Lake last Friday
night.
Word received from Park City of a
•hooting affray there. Patrick Coughlin, an
•x-convict, ami a tough named Patsy llndigan
nave been quarreling for some time. They
met In a black-ir.ith -hop on the 9th and re
el wed their quarrel Hadlgan struck Cough-
Mil In the face .md followed the blow up. giv
ing Coughlin a b.'d boating, lie then turned
to walk out. when ( >ughiin drew a revolver
Mid fired, the b.H! -liking Hadlgan In the
back between the. shoulder*, making » Jut
gerous wound. Coughlin was arrested and
field to await the rc-uit of Iladlgan’s wound.
I The first trip of the Henry Mountain and
' Green River stage line was made on the 10th.
: Engle < ity. the terminus of the stage and
■ mail line, already begins to look like a town,
j Ihe hotel is completed and the various stoie
| ite almost ready for occupancy. Interested
I parties are con-Ucrlng plans for a bridge
; *<:ross the San Rafael River, and thus the last
j obstacle to easy transportation will be over
come. The prospectors arc jubilant over the
j establishment of the mall and stage route, as
I It will give them at least semi-weekly com
i munication with the outside world. It I* an
i tmunced that the Western Union will build a
| telegraph line Ut the Henry Mountains lit the
' '.ear future. The roads are in fine idiapo nnd
* few new discoveries will precipitate a rush
In the camp
Work has begun In u ptelimlnary way on
he new smelter plant nt Halt Lake City.
New Mexico.
the board of penitentiary commissioners
in* sprung a surprise by electing Colonel E
: 11. Bergman of ( olfax County suporintend
•ut of the penitentiary, to succeed John R.
i I lender of La* Cruces. Bergman was re
! jioved last May to make room for Dernier
! Twenty-seven Mexican children have Just
; ren returned t-< their homes near Wagon
Mound from the Indian school at Genoa. Ne
| .raskii. They attended the school nearly a
.ear before It wa* discovered that they were
1 iotentitled to the advantages of the school.
, rhe children were found to not come under
: he provision of the law. which provides for
| -duc-atlon of Indians only at the Genoa
i u hool. There arc now nearly 500 little In
: Han* at and around Genoa, representing all
: Western tribes.
| Lo* Lunas. Bolen and several other towns
, n Valencia County, along tlic Rio Grande,
j me all In excitement over w hat appears to be
• .n Infantile earthquake. Four shocks have
been distinctly felt, the flr-t one Thursday,
followed by one it little more severe nt 1
.'clock Friday afternoon, nnd two more nt 9
o'clock Friday night nnd 4 o'clock Saturday
morning. The one Saturday morning was
liiite distinctly attended by an ominous
rumbling sound underground and was of at
least three seconds’ duration, during which
iline eight or ten vibration* were felt. Lamp
chimneys and glasses were broken, dishes rat
lied In the cupboard and the few frame
houses in the town swayed a* If shaken bv a
terrific wind storrn. The ag.*ut at the Los
Lunas depot became alarmed nt the shaking
of the depot building aDd fled to oi en space.
The underground commotion traveled from
north 'o south, and fear I* felt that the fore
going 1* the advance guard of a coming
earthquake. The Indians »i Islcta are greatly
alarmed, und several have barricaded them
selves In their adobe Louses.
On the sth there arrived in Albuquerque,
from Navajo station on the Atlantic and Pa
cific, J. E. Matthews, a Rock Island operator,
who was one of the operators Imported a few
weeks previous to take the positions of the
discharged operatives belonging to the Broth
erhood of Railway Employes, tho Offer «
i MM IUM M.| troqbW *M> M* rMIroM
company During the day Matthews drank
considerably and in a dosed oondltloa in the
evening wandered to an up-stalrt lodging
bouse. Re was discovered soon afterward by
the landlady who dealred to put him to bed,
but a man staled that be would take oharge
of him. He was pulled through the hallway
to the roof of a one-story building In the rear.
I und an Lour liter tfav police w ere notified that
a man waa lying unconscious on the ground
lu the alley lu the rear of the lodging house,
lie was pul In the patrol wagon, taken to
tbr jail, examined und found to tw Matthews.
Hr was unconscious, skull crocked, right ear
nearly cut off and both eyes blackened. It
was thought nt the time that be rolled off the
oue-story building, but recent disclosures
since the arrival of bis brother. C. Matthew-,
from Beucon. lowa, now prove that he was
tirst sand-bagged and then tossed to the
ground from the roof, aud several discharged
railroader* are suspected of the crime. On
the luth T. It. Rawaon, who was known to
have been with Matthews '.he night be re
ceived LU Injuries, and a brukemau named
Judd were arrested, charged with the crime.
The man 1* still unconscious, and If he sur
vives the cose will be a miracle.
Wyoming.
] The Johnson county rustler war la now
pretty well out of the state courts The cases
against Frank M Canton, Joe Elliott ami
Fred Coals, taken from Johnson to Uinta on
a change uf venue.have been dismissed. These
men were charged with attempting to murder
two rustlers in a cabin on Powder river.
There ha* been received at Cheyenne, to be
forwarded for 'he Wyoming space In the
Mine* building at Chicago, two large block*
of soda from the liken on the Union Pacific
spur, near Laramie. This *oda Is a* pure a*
any there 1* In the world, and with slight
treatment wa» used lu the manufacture of
glass One block weighs WB4O pounds, and
the other 1,300.
Governor Osborne Las made the following
appointment* Phil Zehncr. dr . of Chey
enne. to be adjutant general; Charles Soren
sen of Rock Springs, to be Inspector general ;
Congressman H. A. Colleen to be Wyoming *
representative at the World's Convention of
of Bankers and Financiers to open at Chicago
on June 19. The outgoing staff officers aie
W G Shapeolt. who was as-Dlant adjutant,
and J. W. Meldrum, who wn* Inspector gen
oral of state militia
I'he mystery of tlie sir incendiary fires on
Suuday and Monday nt ( heyenue ha* been
been solved. I’he torch wa* applied In every
Instance by alloy of ten. The youngster i* a
bright nnd tractable midget w ith red hair and
freckles and has heretofore shown no sign of
maliciousness. Ou every expedition he wa
accompanled by a large black dog. and this
animal wa- the cause of detecting the crimi
nal The boy say* he sltnplr kindled the fire
to hear the bells ring and sec the department
turn out.
Mate Secretary Barber on the 11th returned
to the executive offices u commission which
bore Governor Osborne’s signature made with
a rubber stamp. The secretary refused to
certify the document, which hail been thu*
signed lu the absence of his excellency. Since
the disturbance and warfare following the
seizure of office by Governor Osborne last
winter, the relations of the oflloets have been
somewhat strained. All business I* transact
ed by correspondence, aud evcrytlng must be
In exact form
The Cheyenne city council has made an ap
propriation and let contracts for the Improve
ment and beautifying of Lake Mlnuebshaund
Its surroundings, according to plan* submit
ted. which will transform the lake and
height* Into one of the finest parks In the
West. It D situated In the eastern part of
the city, only one mile from the business cen
ter. ami Is wlthoufftbe improvements a most
attractive resort. The work which is to com
mence immediately. eomprUes excavations,
tilling, driveways, setting of shade trees.mak
ing Islands and boating piers. Minnehaha is
one of a group of four Ink* * which are located
on the east aud north of Cheyeune.
A dispatch from Evanston to the Denver
HrpubUmn any*: Mr* M. J. Young, the
county superintendent of schools, Lu* finish
ed an official visit to the Isolated Htar valley.
The tour wa* a veritable journey of adventure.
On the return trip the driver of her rig. when
thiJßwere caught In a violent snowstorm, left
her to call ut a ranch for relief. He lm* not
reported since and it 1* feared he i* lost. Mr*.
Young sat tu the sleigh alone for five hour-
C'oyotes and wolves were about and she bail
only an axe for defense She was not attack
ed. A mall carrier ca me along nnd tooK the
woman to a deserted cabin. Hbc had just
made herself comfortable for the night w hen
there wa* a knock at tho door aud a voice In
quired If two tramps could be accommodated
for the night The travelers proved to be
Swede farmer-. They had some provision*
and left them w ith Mr- Young The farmer*
went on earlv in the morning and Mr*. Young
wa* alone till the mail carrier returned late
In the night. When alone she broke down
aud cried and then felt better. Mrs. Young
did not suffer greatly from the trip, but will
choose a later month for another visit to Star
valley.
A Rope About His Neck.
John Hudson, the negro arrested for the
assault upon Mrs. J M. Frost at Balitin. Kan
sas. wa- taked from the Jail by a mob Mon
day night, a rope wa* placed around his neck
and he was hastened to the National hotel,
where Mr* Frost was living. She positively
Identified him a* her assailant, and the mob
took him t.i the street. lie was given a chan- e
to *peak and protested hi* Innocence. He
was told to prepare for death.
At this point a number of citizens began to
protest and the sentiment grew so strong in
favor of Hudson, that proceeding* prepara
tory to the hanging were stopped. Mayor
Craven* and T. F Oarvcr addressed the men,
advising them not to net hastily. A more
lawful sentiment prevailed, and the negro
was finally returned to the Jail.
As threat* uf another attempt were made
the sheriff appealed to the governor for aid
and a company of militia was ordered to
guard the jail.
Behring Sea Patrol.
.•secretary Herbert has decided upon the de
tails for the Behring sea patrol thl* season.
The fleet that will look after American In
terest* In Alaskan waters thl* summer will
consist of seven vessels, the fame number as
last season, and they will sail from Han Fran
cisco soon after May 15. The flagship of the
squadron will he the Mohican, n v Admiral
Hkerrltt’s fingshlp at Honolulu, wulch will ho
brought here in a few week* a id titled out
for her northern cruise. The l'etrol. ou the
Asiatic station, will he ordered to proceed
direct U> Alaska, and the Adams, nt Han
Francisco, will be sent out to relieve the Mo
hican. Admiral Hkcrrltt tlieu transferring his
flag to either her or the Boston
The fleet w ill thu* consist of the Moblcnn,
l’etrel, probably the Alliance or Alert, the
fish commission steamer Albatross, and tho
revenue cutters Rush. Bear anil Corwin. The
three latter vessels will bo commanded re
spectively I>7 Captain* Hooper. Ilealy and
Munger. They are ready for service, and can
rail on a week s notice The senior officer In
command of the naval ship* will he In charge
of the fleet.
Another Fire In Leadville.
A special dispatch Tuesday morning from
Leadvllle to the Denver JttpubUean, said.
Fire broke out In Cook's meat market, at
the corner of Harrison avenue nnd Hlxth
street, nt 1 o'clock this morning. The flnmes
spread rapidly to the adjoining building*, ami
the following building* are completely
destroyed- Pete Food's saloon, Paddy Mack s
cigar store, Cook’s meat market. James Pow
ell's real estate office. Frank Tool’s under
taking establishment nnd the Continental
Oil Company’s office.
The upper stories of two of these building*
were occupied by families. It Is Impossible
to get full particulars.
At Ba. m. the flames are under control.
The loss 1* estimated to be lu the neighbor
hood of 960,000.
Seventy Deaths from Cholera.
A dispatch from Pari* says that seventy
deutbs have been recorded at L’Orlent, near
Brest.. In the Inst fortnight from a mild form
of cholera. L’Orlent Is noted as a hotbed of
fever diseased,due to the absence of drainage.
a slight epidemic occurred there last. Novem
ber and It wns predicted that there would be
a return of the disease with hot weather
The government has hushed up the recent
outbreak, but It Is estimated that 'J) O person*
have »ccn attacked, and the disease Is still
spreading.
The Klansi Twins.
A freak of nature even more remarkable
than that of the Siamese Twins Is reported
from Nanking, where a Klan-I man has two
sons, aged about 8. who are joined together
by un ••arm-like piece of flesh,'' about the
size of a man’s arm. In such wise that they
stand, not side by side, but face to face. A
writer, who has examined them, state* that
when they walked they had to move sideways,
or shoulders first, "like the peregrinations of
a crab.” Nor did there seem to be any dlffi
culty for one to sit while the other stood.
Another curious Incident was that the twins
never fell asleep at the same time, for while
one was asleep the other was sure to b*
awake. The twins have had audiences of all
the authorities at Nanking, crowds collecting
around them whenever they went about th*
streets with their frther.—7/Otsdon JJm-y
Wmm, j
THE ANN ARBOR STRIKE.
As lapskisst Dtdsloa by the VedenU
Courts.
Judges Ricks and Taft In the United States
Court at Toledo, hive decided several Im
portant questions arising out of the strike on
the Ann Arbor road.
The first esse waa that of the eight engin
eers and firemen of the Lake Shore road who
quit the company's service rather than haul
boycotted cars. The decision Is in line with
the informal talk glveu these tneti on the
afternoon of their arrest, but which was mis
construed widely Into a declaration that a
man can be compelled to work, though he
desires to quit his employer's service. The
decision briefly Is that a man may quit work
when he shall choose, if ho quits in good
faith, but an engineer out on a run must
complete the run before quitting bis work.
Under this decision seven of the men were
discharged, but James Lennon, a switchman,
was fouud to bo in contempt, us be refused to
handle Ann Arbor cars after hearing the
order of the court to do so.
The court also Issued a perpetual Injunction
against Chief Arthur, forbidding him to de
clare a boycott on Ann Arbor cars.
The ca*o* will probably be carried to the
Supreme Court.
AN EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK.
Oue Hundred Deaths a Day from l.ung
Troubles.
New Yohc, April 10.—The sunshine of the
past few days Is producing a more cheerful
aspect of things. Previous lo this week
physicians on all sides were predicting the
return of that dreaded Influenza la grippe.
Dr. John Neagle, the recorder of vital statis
tic*. reported 100 deaths per day from lung
trouble alone.
The eyes of all the medical profession were
turned upon the case* of the twelve test pa
tients who are undergoing Dr. Amick’s chem
ical treatment for consumption, under the
condition* Imposed by the New York Ut
corder, lu offering a reward of SI,OOO for a
- lire for the disease, which carries off almost
half of humanity and of which so many cele
brated persons have died thl* winter.
But the lleeordtr Is loud In Its self-con
gratulation over the fact that not one of the
twelve have succumbed to or have even been
retarded In their recovery by the horrible
weather; It declares that the days of miracles
upon earth have returned and It cannot
longer doubt that Its generous offer has borne
marvelous fruit, and an absolute cure for
consumption has been found through Its ef
forts.
Tills 1* creating a great deal of talk; Dr
Amlck Is a Cincinnati physician, and wu* in
vited by the Jirc-irder to come to New York
to select patients on whom to make these test
treatments, but such confidence did lie show
lii hi* remedies that, to the surprise of every
body, be returned to Cincinnati at once, leav
ing the patients to take the medicine* und
cure themselves, allowing them, of course, to
consult him by letter.
Congratulations over the results are pour
ing in front all part* of the country from
physician* and consumptives alike, some even
going so far a* to say that the government
should take up the matter.
'J he lilnety-Hf.h bulletin concerning the
twelve New York tc*t patient* selected by
the Jlrcordtr't physicians und Including
consumptives in all stages of the disease Is as
follows. Bulletin 95 (general)—f note in
every one of the tent patient.* that tlielr cough
ha* either been lessened or has quite disap
peared since beginning the treatment; that
expectoration is easier and much decreased;
that they breathe with much greater ease;
that all have good uppelltcs nnd all sleep
well. Every such symptom of Improvement
Indicate* ultimate recovery. Aud all this In
spite of the severest weather known lu year*,
when tho-e Interested In the lnve*tlgatlon
might naturally expect to see the test patients
pulled down. It Is not to be wondered at
that all express themselves not only encour
aged but extremely happy lu having obtained
a new lease of life. \\ . 11. Lemrow, M. D.
Chief Medical Staff, Itrrorder Consumption
Investigation.
In the face of these tests aud the unim
peachable testimony from thousands of re
putable physicians all over the land, no man
cun deny that Dr. Amlck ha* discovered
something which accomplishes most wonder
ful results.
The Ueevrder still continues to slate that
every facility will be afforded physicians and
sufferers everywhere to satl-fy themselves
that a cure for consumption ha* at last hern
found und that thl* test can lie made free of
any expense to them; every physician ex
pressing his desire lo test the treatment and
every sufferer willing to aet a* a test patient
will, It say* most positively, be supplied with
Dr. Amick’s medicine* without cost.
••It Is only necessary,” It says, “to address
Dr. IL W. Amlck. 160 W. 7th Ht.. Cincinnati,
Ohio, giving the symptoms and realizing that
thousand- of live* can be saved in the most
trying month of April the Jltcorder promise*
that there will not be a moment’s unneces
sary delay in sending free le»t medicines.
Two of the Recorder ’« test patient* have been
discharged a* cured, aud each of the other*
Is rapidly getting well. It I* certainly mar
velous.”
Killed Five of His Wives.
Further information In regard to the atro
cities committed by Mir Khudada Khun, the
ruler of Khelat, Is to the effect that, having
suspected five of hi* numerous wives to be
guilty of infidelity, he caused them to be
cruelly put to death. In demand to the
British Indian government that the khan
should liberate hi* surviving prisoners nnd
should give an explanation of his course,
Ihe khan has agreed to deliver up the prison
er* to the British agent. The cruelties of
which the khan hu* been guilty appearing In
defensible, the British agent hus Imposed
upon the khun a fine of 49,000 rupees, the
money to lie devoted to the benefit of the
families of those who have been unjustly ex
ecuted. Thl# will mean a reduction of the
sinitial subsidy paid to the kahn by the Brit
ish government from 103.000 rupees to 60,000
rupees for the current year. The conduct of
tin- khan Is all the more surprising for the
reason that he 1# about fifty-two years of age
and i'has been Jon j the throne since 1857,
and has heretofore been generally well-be
haved.
Must Stop Drinking.
Some time ago the Chicago, Rock Island <V
Pacific railway served notice on the employes
of the road at Peoria that t he habit* of drunk
enness must be stopped, under penalty of dis
missal. Not a great deal of attention wa*
paid to the order and the company sent spot
ter* there to take notes (Jn the ,'SOth three
men were caught tn saloons during business
hour* and were promptly discharged. The
next (lay twenty-four more were discharged
and the remaining five men lu the yards
•truck. The manager and assistant manager
of the Illinois division catne down from Rock
Island with a carload of new men and put
them to work In the yards. Sonic old men.
who did not drink, were to be retained by the
company, but thoy were ordered out by Ihe
chairman of the grievance committee, who
said the action wa* due to the fact that the
imported men were non-union men. The yards
were deserted for several hours, hut the new
men have gone to work and ears are being
moved aa usual.
The official* say they will not recode from
the clause in the contract telatlng to habits
of drunkenness and that all inen In their em
ploy must remain sober and remain out of sa
loon* while on duty.
Trouble for Peru.
It appear* that the United State* consulate
at one of tho Peruvian ports has been saoked
by a mob with apparent police protection.
The officer acting as consular agent for the
United States was fired upon and wounded in
Ihe foot. The news conics In a brief telegram
through the United States minister to Pern.
Hr: omitted such essential details as the name
of the place and the name of the wounded
officer, or they were dropped from the
dl*pnlch In the telegraphic transmission.
Ills telegram Is a* follows:
"Lima, April s.—Gresham, Washington:
At /place omitted) mob attacked Masonic
lodge, sacked building and burned the fix
tures in the street. incidentally the United
Mutes consulate was Invaded; furnishing de
stroyed and acting consular agent shot in
foot. Archives saved Intact. Squad of Pe
ruvian police looked on while the uiob per
formed work without Interference. The mail
brings particulars. "Hicm.”
Secretary Gresham replied directing the
minister to demand suitable apologies and
reparation. It is probable that the consulate
is one of the several filled by Pernvlan mer
chants.
Seventy Deaths from Cholera.
A dispatch from Paris says that seventy
deaths have been recorded at L’OrSent, near
Brest, In the last fortnight from a mild form
of cholera. L’Orient la noted aa a hot bet. of
fever diseaaed.dae to the sbaence of drainage.
A slight epidemic occurred there laet Novem
ber and It was predieted that there would be
a return of the disease with hot weather.
The govern meat hae hashed ap the roeent
outbreak, bat It to mupmtad that |0» peraoss
Imvahee* attacked, aad *• «sMtai»tNU
A NARROW ESCAPE.
810 STRIKE AT CHIOAQO.
All Galoa Maa at Work for »h* Wwlfl
Fair Ordered Oat,
A u order waa Issued by tha officers of the
building trade* directing all union men at
work on the World’a Fair building* to atrlke
on the 10th.
Between 5,000 and C.OOO meu, repreaentlng
all of the building tradea, will be affected.
The order to strike waa Issued Saturday by A.
P. Russell, president of the Building Trades
Council of that city. Mr. Russell and his as
sistant* were hard at work all day Informing
the different trade* unloua of the declalou
reached by the board of delegates. The
board of delegate* representing the building
tradea at the fair ground* held a secret meet
ing all day Saturday. The result of the meet
ing was the ordering of a strike. During the
meeting a manifesto was drawn up, a copy of
which was tent to President Hlglnbotham late
Saturday night. The manifesto Is a resume
of the relations which bare existed betweeu
the exposition company and organized labor.
It charges the exposition officials with bad
faith In refusing to submit to arbitration the
demand* of the Building Trades Couucll that
all non-union men now at work be dismissed.
There it no question of wages or hours of la
bor at issue.
President lilglnbotbam declares that the
demand will not be entertained, even If It Is
found necessary to open the fair In an un
finished condition, lie claims that It was
agreed two years ago that union and non
union men should he hired Indiscriminately,
as the Building Trades Council ad mltted at
He time It could not furnish enough men to
build the Fair.
The local directors refuse to iropen this
question, although they are willing to submit
any dispute not covered by a previous agree
ment to arbitration. Mr. lilglnbotbam says
the inen at the Fair grounds arc getting the
highest pay In the history of organized labor,
that the workmen are well satlsllcd with
present conditions, and that In his opinion
the grent majority of them will refuse to obey
the order of the officers of the labor organiza
tions to strike.
Dispatches sent out from Chicago Monday
night state that the great strike which Im
periled the success of the exposition came to
an end as suddenly as it began. The trades
council asked for arbitration, and the Coun
cil of Administration demanded an Immedi
ate conference. The two lmdles accordingly
held a joint meeting and at 10 p. m. agreed
upon a basis of compromise, which was a sub
stantial victory for the Fair. The trade*
council agreed to allow non-un lon men to
work, upou the understanding that all work
men were to receive the amount of wages re
quired by the rules of each trade organiza
tion.
It was a close call for the exposition, not
only for Its opening hut for Its success. The
work of the men who struck to-day la nearly
over, and while they could not have ruined
the Fair they might, by stopping the work, so
have delayed matters that the exposition could
not have been In complete readiness by the
11 rat of May.
The strike wu* an attempt lo unionize the
Fair, nothing more, nothing less. Two years
ago, when the labor representatives made a
demaud that none but union men should be
employed ut the Fair, they were asked If they
could guarantee that the unions could fur
nish enough men at all tiuu-s to enable the
work to be prosecuted without delay. After
taking account of 6tock they were forced to
confess that the unions were not strong
enough to furnish all the men the exposition
might require. They were then Informed by
the national commission that the government
could not and would not discriminate against
men because they were or were not members
of any labor organization. This ended the
argument on the union question and the mat
ter was dismissed by common consent.
A JOLLY ROW IN LONDON.
t rlrnil* and r.usmlr* of the I.lquor Trade
Have a Difficulty.
An attempt Saturday morning on the part
of publicans and others of London to make
an Imposing public demonstration against the
proposed law establishing local option and
abridging the privileges of the liquor trade,
resulted In u scene of riot and disorder. The
plan of the managers of the demonstration
was to have processions formed In the various
districts, all of them converging Into Trafal
gar Square. where the meeting of protest was
to be held.
It appears that the riot waa the result of
plans deliberately prepared by the temperance
supporter* of the bill. The temperance party
to the number of thousand* occupied Trafal
gar Square under special orders long before
the arrival of the liquor party or the “antl
vetoUts.''
The object of this occupation waa to frus
trate the demonstration, and a* the liquor
party appeared the temperance men quickly
showed their ability to use something besides
moral suasion In dealing with the drink ques
tlon. As procession after procession of the
antl-vetoUts appeared with their banner* con
taining legends protesting against the MU,
the temperance people pounced upon them
and the banners were quickly reduced to
shreds. Free tights were frequent and thr
police were busily employed In subduing and
ai resting the ringleaders in the atrlfe.
The antl-veto.sts cudeavored to carry out
their programme of addrcascs showing the al
leged demerits of the veto or local option sys
tem proposed by the bill. The speeches were
Inaudible owing to the groans and hooting ol
the temperance party.
Such banners as had been saved were care
fully furled, to save them from destruction.
The temperance party secured possession ol
the plinth of Nelson’s column ami proceeded
to hold forth. The liquor party, enraged by
previous attacks upon themselves, became ag
gressive, ami the 11 rst temperance spenkei
w as knocked off and somewhat bruised in the
descent. The temperance people, however,
rallied and renewed the attack, carrying all
before them and obtulnlng full control.
Thenceforth they had everything their own
way and closed the proceedings ringing “Rule
Britannia" aud other song* of a watery flavor.
Voluntarily Raised Wages.
The Twin City Rapid Transit Company, of
which Thomas Low rey Is president, control
ling the street railways of Minneapolis nml
St. l'anl, has Issued an order voluntarily rais
ing the wages of all motormcn and conduc
tors in the two cities on June 1. Those who
have l>ecn In tha employ of the company one
year or over are raised from 17 cents an hour
to‘JO cents per hour. Those who have been
in service less than one year will be raised
from 17 to 18 cents an hour. The raise affects
about 1.000 men and Involves an added ex
penditure of $75,000 per annum.
New York’s Water Supply
The war for the purification of New York's
water supply continues. The objective point
just now I* Brewsters, a village of 400 bouses
and probably 1,800 Inhabitants. A number of
these houses have been condemned and will
soon lie food for the pickax and torch. In
the main street there are fifty houses without
any system of drainage. These will be al
lowed to remain. About fifty houses on stilts
along the east branch of the Croton, which
drain directly luto the stream, will have to go.
Probably nowhere are the residents so con
errned over the situation as at Carmel, an
other village contributing to the pollution of
the water supply. Here the house* are of a
superior class and many of them have been oc
cupied by their present tenants for decades.
A special plea has been put In for the
school bouse, but It will be of no avail. It is
estimated that fifty bouses In Carmel alone
will be destroyed.
A Novel Scheme.
The idea of a lighted pathway across the
Atlantic seems to be looming up as a possi
bility. Sometime ago it waa anfftHd that
such a thing was practicable, and would tend
In many ways to Increase tha safety at oeoaa
liners and other ship* selling between terete
and America. The question has beta revived
by the Compagnie TraueatlauUqw, which 1e
sum to bsve put forth astro-* adrooaey foe
the lighting of the Atlawfiw rout* from Ire
land teNewfoundland. IllsMopeead* Ml
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ADDRESS: SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT.
"GE TTING OLD BEETHOVEN
DOWN FINE,”
.\ Mysterious Kerenade—Jouatlian Lies
it (iuu on it Ghostly Visitant With
Startling KlTect—lt Was
Not. Hon Jacob.
••Gosh!” and Jonathan rilbl>o(l hist
eyes and »at up iu bed. “Gosh!
what’s got into Sarah Jane to bo
thumping away on that old norvo
twltchor at t Ui** time of night.
I’ll—”
••Twang: Twang! Thump it ta
thump! Bnng!” " interrupted the
piano, as though a dozen imps wore
waltzing up and down its keyboard.
“Jonathan,” and Selina planted a
trembling hand between her hus
hunu’b shoulder blndca. “Jonathan,
that ain't Sarah Jane playing. it's
midnight's holy hour and ghosts--”
••Ghosts be—fiddlesticks! Selina,
don’t you suppose I know my own
daughter’s stylo of thumping?” and
with un impatient jerk Jonathan
slipped his breeches on and stood
upright “Ghostal* It takes real bone
und muscle to make that sort of
racket. Listen!”
"Rattle to bang! Thump it ta thump!
Twang a lang twang! Hang!” like
bed'ant broke loose came a rush of
sounds from the piuno.
“She must be getting old Beethoven
down line,” muttered Jonathan, as he
scratched a match on the seat of his
pants and lighted the tallow candle
which stood on a elmir at the head of
the bed. "But I can’t stand this sort
of thing, even if ‘’tls midnight's holy
hour.' I'll stop it right here and
now,” and. with the tallow candle in
his right hand and a hard, set look
upon Ills faeo. ho started for the
parlor.
“Jonathan!” unci Selina bobbed out
of bed and seized her husband by the
arm, “that ain't Sarah Jane playing,
I tell you. It's something or some
body else. You'd better tako your
gun.”
Jonathan gave a snort of disgust;
but. nevertheless. paused long
onougli to extract from under liis
pillow a large, old fashioned five-shot
revolver. Then, with the revolver
in one hand, the candle in the other,
and Selina following close bohind
ho aguln started for the parlor,where
the piuno still coiitinued to mnkc
night hideous with its unearthly
thumpings.
Just, ns he luid his hand on the
knob of the parlor door there was u
rush of hurrying feet from bohind.
and Sarah Jane, seizing him by the
shoulder, whispered excitedly: “Oh
pop! what can it be?”
“Gosh! It ain’t you!” and in Ills
alarm Jonathan's arm twitched so
that the old revolver, which ho had
cocked just before reaching the door,
went oIT with a deafening roar; so
did the end of Jonathan’s big toe.
Jonathan was mad.
••If it's that little imp. Jake, i’ll
thrash him 'till he can’t stand. I’ll—
hero, Selina, take the candle und I'll
soo what that infornal racket means."
Jonathan handed his wife the light
and, with a great show of courage,
threw open the parlor door; but bo
didn't stop over the threshold—at
least, not just then.
Straight across the room from the
door stood the piano. It was playing
us madly as ever, but not u human i
being was near it. The case was I
closed, und there was no visible J
means by which the music might ba '
produced.
Jonathan's hair begun to rise, and
his chin whiskers stood out straight
and stiff, liko a red shoe-brush.
“Music,and not a mortal hand touch
ing the keys! Gosh!” and his lower
jaw began to fall.
“It's ghosts,” Selina whispered,
while her hand, w hich held the candle
over Jonathan's shoulder, trembled
so that a drop of hot tallow fell upon
his bare neck.
The tallow seemed to stimulate
•Jonathan’s courage, for ho suddenly
lifted his revolver, and “bang! bang!
bang! bnng!” four times rang out the
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deafening report. Tho room wan
filled with tho smoko, but tho plana
had slopped playing.
“Gosh! I reckon I plugged that
ghost, or whatever tho tarnal thing
was.” Jonathan spoko in un awed
voice. Cautiously tiptoeing across
the room.followed by his wife holding
the candle und Surah June liolding
tight on to her heart with both
hands, he stopped before tho piano.
From the keyboard u little stream
of blood was slowly oozing and fall
ing in a little pool of rod on Selina’s
now rag carpoL
“Blood! Selina, blood! and from it
ghost!" ho gasped, as ho struggled to
recovor his equilibrium.
“Blood! My new carpet!” and giv
in" Jonathun a vigorous push to ono
sitYc Selina sprang to the front. Sho
saw the little stream of blood. At
the sight un awful thought camo into
her head.
••It's Juke! I know it’s .Jake! Oh.
my son Jacob!” Ami, forgetful of
tho blood on tho carpet, she throw
herself upon tho piano and began
frantically endeavoring to tear opon
the cover.
Every muscle In Jonathan's body
quaked* What if ho had shot his
only son. Jacob?
The cover gave way; and there
upon the white keys, with a great
hole bored through its body, lay a
lingo rat
Jonathan saw the rat. Tho look of
horror left his fact*.
••Gosh! What ’tarnal fools you
women folks are! To think of your
making all this fuss over a rat! Go
to bed.” And ho strode out of tho
room with tho look of ii man whom
nothing short of a cyclono could up
set.—Samuel Zoxzy in tho Chicago
Inter Ocean.
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Gray hair is so common now that
one wonders what it comes from.
Young men have it in profusion and
young women aro very proud when
they have a coiffure in which gray
lias a prominent part. The preval
ence of gray hair is attributed to fre
quent cutting and soap. The doc
tors speak of inherent tendencies and
old women gabble about early piety,
but soap und tho barber do more to
ward taking color and strength out of
hair than anything else does. Tho
singeing of hair is done lo prevent
the oils from exuding from the ends
of clipped hairs, and singeing it is in
this regard better than cutting. But
ummonia-loadcd soaps aro tho worst
factors. Many persons use ammonia
when washing their head and it
enters into all shampoo mixtures. It
is ulso an ingredient of most soaps.
It d.-ies up tho scalp and robs tho
hair of all its moisture. That is
whore most of tho gray hair of to-day
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the hat brim cuts some point on the
level ground behind him. Mark tho
spot whero the hut brim cuts tho
ground, then pace off the distance
and it will be found about tlio breadth
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Thompson—Speechless, you nay?
Why, thut’s nothing new - -he’s boon
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