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U.U4.oonist« who have acquired a
habit of tumbling *rom the skied
ought to bo made to reform. Some
day ono of them may fall upon a use
ful citizen.
The wolf's den and surroundings
whore General Israel Putnam exhib
ited tbo daring that has sent his
name ringing down the ages are to bo
converted into a park and forever
kept Bacred.
M. Jtri.Es Simon declares that in
tellectual work is the secret of lon
gevity, and points to the French
academy in proof of his statement.
This goes to show that, though wo
may have the dude with us always,
the supply is sure to bo free from
senile specimens.
Somebody should remark close to
the good oar of Willie liohenxollern
of Deutschland that absolutism is a
sure cure for the Imperial bacillus.no
matter how badly it may afilict a
country. When that young man
loses hls present Job he will find
great difficulty In securing another.
It Is almost never that anyone can
be found vwtth sufficient courage to
honestly dCTond fashion. But the
truth df the matter i 9 that fashion is
just as much a part of civilization as
is politeness or scientific cooking, or
well-bound books, or any other un
necessary bnt refined contrivance of
One of the biggest firms of coffin
manufacturers in Chicago has made
ap assignment- It Isn't often that a
city can congrutalatc hersoif upon
the failure Of aa jPmportant business
ontorpplso. bnt this is un exception
to the rolej It disproves those New
Ifork lle9 about toe impurity of Chi
cago’s water.
Fast aw* negroes are being told
that In Sottthorn California they ct*i
'ive In Mlc luxury watching sweet
potatoes grow as lapge as a peck
measure anfl hiring (Jbinoae at five
cept* a dqg to flo ail fhclr work. It
Is beilered people familiar with
Southern California that the tale of
blfSs Is exaggerated.
A Wn.REsr.Ajnta girl, whoso recre
ant Ipvor failed to &how np for the
weeding coremony, has sudd him Ip r
tljo cost of her trousseau and tho
w%Qding breakfast As Wilkcsbarre
?entiment tho young man will
[ffobably get an injunction prevent
ing the girl's uso or disposition of the
chattels ponding trial.
A u.<jx aged 70 has entered as a
Student at fVlqpeton, haring all his
li'fo been Imbued with a desire to
have a collcgo education, and a
fbgacy haring at last placed him in a
pmrifloD to oDtaln one. Such a con
ftuntng desire to fit himself for a po
as waiter gr moturajao on a
street car la seldom anoountorod.
A Minnesota court has a.warded
the first wife of Alfred Johnson of
Chicago ESS.QTO alimony because the
trtbr Alfred divorced her and married
fezrftn without her being oflk'iiilly no
tuldfi. Mr. Johnson how has causo
to reflect on the wisdom of the old
iflage about bcitrn “nit with tho old
lore before ono i 3 on with the new."
A Geh-han scientist. Dr. Bauman,
tp havo discovered the source
ol tho Nile. Be claims the 'raters
rtart In tho highlands closely border
ing on lake Tanganyika and* contrib
ute t*he flow of tho Kagcra or Rnvu
-s*o. If the learned dtotor had dis
covered a largo cache of elephant’s
tusks it would hare paid him better.
Kentucky chiralry recently rose in
Its might, and when it had subsided
a Collins, horse
lwayingneck^^^^^iU» a tree. As to
whether or not horse-si?lkH®B' de *
lerres such rebuke there will
rprlety of opinions, but It is certain
that Mr. Collins has been definitely
and finally cured of the habit.
Honor in Mexico which has been
bo innocuously sated In the past on
the bloodless field of blulT, has a
grievanco. Tho government pro
poses to prescribe fop the duel such
conditions that one principal or the
other will get hurt. The duel, ham
pered with fho strange element of
danger, will loso popularity, and
honor's yearning go unappeased.
People who see anything pathetic
In tho spectacle of George Washing
ton’s lineal descendant selling apples
for a living are subjecting their sen
sibilities to a needless strain, or so it
seems to us. If the last of the tV’ash-
Tngton's fulfills his family traditions
by soiling his apples honestly, his il
lustrious ancestor has no causo to
blush for him. which would not be
true if ho were the recipient of na
tional bounty or favoritism because
of hlB pedigree.
One of tho nephews of the king of
Italy went to Monte Carlo and blew
in nil his ready money and 750,00 >
francs that lie had deposited at
Romo. Tho king of Italy has in con
sequence issued an order forbidding
any member of tho royal family to
go to Monte Carlo on pain of being
sent to military duty in Africa. The
warning was timely. It would not
require many such expenditures as
that made by this nephew before the
hangers on of Humbert’s family
would find it necessary to look for
The German people have remained
firm in tho determination not to
gratify an extravagant, whim of their
young emperor who makes a hobby
of war equipments. All efforts of
the government to persuade or drive
tho relchstag into passing its enor
mous army bill failed. A now house
will be elected In July, but it is by no
means certain that it will beany more
subservient .than tho one just ad
journed. The time has come when
even tho most autocratic rulers are
compelled to yiold to tho superior
will of tho people.
The provocation for strikes nowa
days does not have to lie as deep as a
well nor as wide an a barn door, ns is
*n by tho Now York waiters who
uck booause their employers in
—Mted on their having smooth-shaven
> faces. But this strike for whiskers
is not as funny as was that
lasi year of the employes of tho
proprietor of a strawberry
orchard. This employer insisted on
Ull the strawberry pickers chewing
gftm while it work, to that they
fMt mt browM on Mi
rtrMk ms wm
jSfc 1 -*•
Telegraphic Brevities.
It U stated that Lizzie Borden'a mind U
Locust* are ravaging the province of Sara
to.T. Russia.
The Sit Companies still advise Chinese not
to register.
The Italian ministry Is likely to reslgu as a
result of au adverse vote.
The two months' drought In France has
caused an enormous loss Is crops.
Violent windstorms swept over the North
west on the 22nd and did much damage.
A congress of coal miners opened at Brus
sels on the 22ud.
Recent floods have devastated large districts
In Routnauia. NY hole villages have been sub
The National Editorial Association elected
Walter Williams of Columbia, Missouri, aa
James Cordon Bennett says that he Intends |
to lake ali his employes on the JleraUl Into
The Infanta Kulalle made a ceremonious I
call on the I'rrtldcnt, Saturday, and It was j
returned by Mrs. Cleveland.
Tho congress <>f newspaper men met at j
Chicago on the 22nd. Delegates were present !
front a.l parts of America uud Europe.
Secretary Gresham says that there Is no
danger of the Chinese government retaliating
on the United States for the tieary law.
The Starr gang tried to hold tip a Santa Fc I
train in Oklahoma a few nights ago. but j
were bluffed off without getting anything.
It Is staled in New York that Mrs. James
C. Blaine. Jr.. Is soon to lie married to Dr. |
Bull.who has been her medical adviser of late. I
Advices from Japan say that the volcano
Bundalsan has become active and that wide
spread disaster has beeu caused by the erup
The strike of dock laborers at Hull Is end
ed. The terms are mod favorable to the em
ployers as they are allowed to retain their
non-union men.
The crevaife in the levee of the Mississippi
near Lake Providence, Louisiana, Is widening
mid a tremendous amount of water Is Inun
dating the plantations at that point.
Appeals are being made to the governor of |
Pennsylvania to remove the Liberty Bell I
from the World's Fair grounds If they are j
opened Sunday. The fair was not open on
the 2l*t.
George J. Could has refused to accept a j
n»*w term as president of the Pacific Mail :
Steamship Company owing to the pressure of
other busine»s. C. P. Huntington will suc
ceed him.
The floating debt of SIOO,OOO on Brooklyn
Tabernacle, Dr. Tulmage’s church, was paid
off ou the 21st amid great rejoicing. Dr.
Talniagp had threatened to resign If this debt
was not raised.
The deadly French-Eversole feud has
broken < tit again In Kentucky. A fight oc
curred in the town of Hazard a few days ago
in which one man was killed and several
others wounded.
John I». Rnckafeller has given $150,000 to
the University of Chicago In order that
Martin A Ryerson's gift of SIOO,OOO. condi
tional upon the raising of $-100,000 more,
might become available.
The National Editorial Association was In
session at Chicago last week. Among other
Interesting features of the meeting was the
reading of a poem by Wm. E. Pat or entitled,
“A Drop of Ink Makes Millions Think.”
Fire tu Syarbuck. Washington, destroyed
tlie Union Pacific machine and car shops, the
roundhouse, nineteen locomotives and nil
other railroad property except the coal bunk
er". The loss will amount to over $300,000.
The origin of the lire is unknown.
The W, stern Passenger Association has
decided to place the rate from Denver to
Chicago ai.il return nt $45. The Santa Fc
urged n S3O rate and withdrew from the
Association. It Is probable that a cut will
soon he made.
Secretary Herbert has announced the
future policy of the navy department. He j
will retire fleet commanders after tLree
veers’ continuous service, aud give the other '
officers an opportunity to see the admirals' I
pennants over their own squadrons.
(ieucrnl Booth has paseed over his son.
Lieutenant General Bromwell Booth, and ha* ]
nominated his daughter. Le .M area hale Booth :
Clibborn. to succeed him In command of the I
Bah t Aim • :
ing that women “make the best rulers.”
1 ■ i 1 I . - ers on the ’
23rd by a vote of 30 to 27 agreed to the rule
made by the directors that the exposition he '
opened Sunday. The only means of frustrat
ing their plan* Is notion by the courts, and It 1
Is probable that they w ill he asked to Inter-
The National Commission baa asked Theo- I
dore Thomas to resign his position as musical
director of the World s Fair, on account of
his I.living show n partiality to various musical
Instrument makers. Ills doubtful whether
he will resign as the local directors sustain
The negroes of South Carolina held aeon-!
vention on the Istb to devise means for pre
venting outrages on colored men in their
state. Resolutions were adopted advising the
negroes to shun the plantations and business
places of all who maltreated them, nml urg
ing them to organize protective societies in
every town In the state with n well tilled
treasury, w bleb will enable them to me t
emi rgendes constantly arising. The speeches
were temperate.
Judge Bradley, in the circuit court for the
District of < •dumb!.;. :>t the ca-c of Pulaski a
d:-> hnrgod letter carrier, rendered nn loipor- |
lan! -1.1-1011 ill the matter of t):eenforcement
of the civ;i sendee law*. holding In cff. -•? Hat
ml**ed front the service w ithout u-t :.:.d till-
Rev. Dr*. Lawrer
the committee, of the auxiliary of ,
the Religious Congress of the World’s Fair, 1
I have withdrawn !he acceptance of the Invita
tion to the Br.pti-t d •nomination to partici
pate In the eongi - The committee's action
D taken l:t view of the determination of the
directory to throw open th- gates of the
! World's Fair Sundays. The committee be-
I Hew- that the Bap:1. 1 annual meetings to l>c
l held next week In Denver will approve tho
| withdrawal.
A lottery of five hollers n* Beaver Mill*.
: New Damp'd.i ••. exploded at 12:20 o’clock o:i
j the 22:i 1. badly wrecking th'- building, klil
! Imr and iojiirin * a number of ptr-ons. 11. r
j be. t Dolton was killed and Lewis Starkey Is
undoubtedly d ad. Robert Kroulette is j
fatally Injured. It l- not yet known whelm r
all the dr-ad and iniureil are found. The .
workmen had n-ciriy nil loft the building, b it
loot ■ had gathered in the holler room to
Another mid more serious landslide has oe-
I eurred at Yacnle.lcn, Norway, ju-t north of
Trondjhem, where a number of farms were
1 recentiy buried under an avalanche An ex
. tent if land, five kilometre, by ten, In the
Levcngor valley. became dislodged and slid
down on Hie rot; below,destroying twenty-two
homesteads nml fifty cottage-. A vast area
i i- flooded, and many persons arc missing, and
| It Is feared they have perished.
| A special from Montreal says: A private
letter to a ini'mher of the Queltec cabinet
! from Hon. John T. Hail, provincial treasurer.
I states that the hitter has beer: unable to effect
I a loan for the province. Mr. lin'd went to
; London to borrow $10,000,000 to pay off some
due loans and outstanding lint,,;,ties. The 1
English financier. I ’, however, refused to ad
vance anv further mon: 1 ? to this provln<'\
■ which idi-endy owes $65,000,000. Mr. Had
j propo.-es going to I*iris to endonvor to effect
h loan In the French capital.
The Pennsylvania and Lake Shore road*
iinvc i-sued orders to the effect that every em
ploye, irrespf dive of bis or her department, will
be granted two w.-eks' vacation In which to
see the World'* Fair The resident of each ;
system has guaranteed to employe trar.sporta- .
tion to and from Chicago with their entire
dependent families. The road* will not nt- '
tempt to pay full salaries to each employe
while on the vacation, but they will send
them there, give them time to see the Fnir j
and take them borne again.
All Newspaper Men Know Him.
New York, May 13th.—There i« a very In- ,
terrsting story connected with the 370 col- j
nmns of advertising In Inst Sunday’s Worhl,
which, healing nil previous records, shows
the vitality and energy of the advertising
manager. S. G. Pen, who, about a year ago, ,
was given up as a hopeless consumptive, |
utterly unable to work. As n last resource,
the publisher of the Cincinnati I‘o*t told him
of the discovery of Dr. W. R. Amlck of that
city, end this remedy for consumption abso
lutely cured him, ns was proven by last Sun
day's rcrtult.
A new uka«e has been Issued, expelling the
Jews from Asiatic provinces of the Russian
empire. The enforcement of the ukase will
cause widespread suffering, a* the decree in
cludes within Its scope thousands of Polish
refugees from Shalt Jeth All's persecutions,
who had entered Russian territory under a
I guarantee that they would be protected In the
enjoyment of religious freedom.
A convention of chief* of police was held
at Chicago last week. The adoption of the
Bertlllon system of Identification wa* the
roost important buslnejw. A committee was
appointed to frame law s regarding the arrest
of vagrants, suspicion* character* and pro
feeslonnl thieves, tbs said law* to be uniform
all over the land. CUeago la to be the ek*r
jng-JMOM for 0* Staff* Mfer (b*
Color* <1 a.
Heavy ralna fell In Morgan county on tho
General James B. Weaver paid a visit to
Denver last week.
Trinidad suffered front a $12,000 fire on the
23rd. The old rink was burned.
Frank Sproule, a switchman, wa* run over
and killed in the yard* at Pueblo on the 24th.
Willie l!oppr,a small boy, was killed at Den
ver a tew days ago by falling upon the end of
a broken umbrella handle, which pierced his
Governor Waite has appointed E.T. Fisher,
present superintendent of schools of Mesa
county, to Ik- r member of the board of ex
aminers of the state normal school.
The body of a dead man was found In a
i cabin near Rico a few days ago. He had
| evidently been killed, as Ills skull was crush
! ed In. The officers think they have a clew to
his murderer.
i A considerable saving to the state will lie
j effected in 1 uddlug the new cottage and
hospital at the reform school by having the
! brick moulded and burned by the boys of the
j school. They have excellent clay on the
| ground for the purpose.
President Andrews of Brown University,
delegate to the World’s Monetary Congress,
I Is to open the session of the Colorado summer
school w ith an oration on the remonetization
j of silver. This Is to lie followed by a course
of five lectures on the silver question.
Two mill-workers employed In Bessemer
were killed hj an electric car between 12 and
I 1 o'clock Tuesday morning. Their names
were Evan Owen and Griffiths Harris. The
two men were lighting and just as the ear
cauie near them they fell In their struggle on
the track nml were horribly crushed by the
It lias all along been supposed that the slate
was entitled to 140.000 or at the most 150,000
acres of indemnity land* from the Ute reser
vation. A map of the Ute reservation, w hich
Inis just been completed, showing the town
ships surveyed and uneurveyed lands, evi
dences that the state Is entitled to 310,960
acres as indemnity lands.
| Denver Markets —Egg*, ranch 17c, state
! 15c; butter, best creamery 26 a.2oc, dairy 20c;
bar. upland Fried til ;51-‘. second bottom
1 tvOOiaso.oo;a)falfa f 7.0 J; wheat'.-.V ;corn,bulk
j 7**c: sucked S3c; oat.*, fl.lS, sacked $1.21;
j potatoes J 2.75: cattle choice steers $3.S’»
-tf4.35, cows 42 60(4*3.00, native feeders $3.10
i'-' t.'l.i.i; hog-, chore $7.10: spring chickens
lie; hen*. 12c
City Engineer Pearse of Mnnltoti, lias just
made an interesting report to the town court
eil in which lie states that the balancing rock
at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods Is
entirely within the town of Manitou. ’I he
foundation of the rock has been crumbling
sway for several years and it Is now proposed
to protect It by a coating of cement in order
to protejt this natural curiosity.
The Smuggler-Union tramway at Tellnrlde
was blow n flown on the lHth by a windstorm.
The towers will be rebuilt at once and the
tramway repaired and tvoiking Inside of two
week*. Pack train- will be u-ed for tmn&i>or
tatlon of the ore from the mine to shipping
-tation uiitil the tramway 1* in working order
■ gain. A loss of SIO,WX) will be Incurred
from the tramway being Incapacitated two or
three weeks.
The recent removal • f the Midland auditing
department from Col-trad > .Springs to Topeka
is compensated for bv the new department
with headquarters of the general superinten
dent of the Grand Western division of the
t-anta Fc In the looms in the Midland block
formerly occupied by the Midland auditing
department. These offices do the business of
ilie yanta Fc from Dodge City. Kausa*. to El
Paso. Tex.-t*. and will employ a force of clerk*
equal to that employed by the Midland offices.
The Colorado Fuel *V Iron Company have
stopped h!1 work at the Ruby-Anthracite
breaker with the exception of tli" stone ma
sons and a few other mechanics amounting to
! :» force of perhaps thirty or forty men, says
i the Crested llutte /‘but. This course was
I necessary ns so large a force could not be
I worked to an advantage until the rail real is
i completed. After the railroad 1* finished,
| machinery and other supplies can lie taken
i to the breaker to n nun-h better advantage.
; All effort wlil be put forth to finish the rutl
] rouil a* >• on a- possible, and It 1* expected to
be completed by July or August. The snow
i hangs on in the mountains anti the season is
I very backward.
i A prospector w alking along an nnfre itient
, «»d road In the vicinity of Tennessee pass
heard trie* coming from nn apparently de
serted cabin some distance of from the
and mi id Iby deep *now.
Making hi- wav to the place, anil forcing an
entrance, he found on a cot a man suffering
, from inflammatory rheumatism, delirious,an I
| in the last stages of starvation. Help was
: fmm
people living in the neighborhood thnt Ills
i.ame wa- William .'•'. liering, and that he had
been missing several day*. During that time
( it is presumed he wa* without food or nttrn
tiun of any kind. County Phvsiclan Crook
i think* he will recover.
The board of Canal No. 1. In searching for
abetter supply of water It Irrigating the
binds under It* canal.has thought of utilizing
the waters of Twin Lakes. The board bn*
directed Engineer Cramer to prepare plan*
for lowering the surface of the lakes twelve
1 feet. The engineer says a tunnel ran be
built by which the present level can be
brought down twenty fi . t without materially
! marring tho beauty of the scene. The vast
: mpply of water Is therefore to be tapped atid
harnessed for use on the thirsty plains along
i the state canal, 100 mile* away.' It l» one of
the most gigantic irrigation enterprise* yet
presented In the state, but engineers are con
fidant the plan will be succe-sftil. The state
• anal will be seventy-fire miles long, and if
water i* supplied w ill carry enough
“TTn'ttiTqTbdTimlevciop“o.ißSFacres of land Into
tv flower garden.
Denver people propose to establish at Cas
per an oil workers’ supply house. Work ha*
been resumed on an oil well three mile* from
The school hoard of Rawlins ha* resigned
a- a result of bring criticised for having le-
The movement of southern cattle aero**
thl* stßte Into Montana, Is well under way.
About ten trains a day are leaving Cheyenne.
Governor O-borne lias appointed the dele
gates to the anti-coal combine and anti-trust
convention to be held at Chicago next nontb.
Dud Champion, brother of Nate Champion,
who was killed in the cattleman's raid last
year, was shot and killed near Douglass, on
the 22nd, by Mike Bhon*ey. Shonsey says
that Champion had threatened to kill him
, and started to do so when he fired In self
defense. Toe coroner's jury acquitted ,Qhon
e.*y on that ground.
Four or five weeks ago an account was pub
ll-iied of the disappearance of Rev. Wililam
Wilson of Tontlca. Illinois, who left Ham’s
Fork December 26, bound for Lander. 140
; miles across the mountains. Wilson drove
i our bor.-e hitched to an open cart nml led two
other*, lie was selling Bibles and stereop
tlcon view*. This cart and one of the horses
have just been found. Ill* thought Wilson
wa* frozen to tie till, nnd it i* expected liD
body will be found as root! a* the snow In the
mountains melt*.
Mr*. J. G. Fnrnls*. whom position ns petl
i tfoncr In a sensational divorce snit has made
i her prominent, was arrested recently on the
• charge of interfering with th • mail*. The
specihoiil .11 is that ‘he received and opened
a letter directed to hr- husband. The letter
keeping it for tt*e in court'. .She waived ex
amination aud was bound over to tlu federal
district court, giving bail. Mr*. Furni** has
1 applied to the courts to stop her husband
from going to Mexico, where he was once a
railway cnglnoer. Site has been In politics
' j in Wyoming several years.
New Mexico.
It Is now thought that Don J. Placldc fKo
i mero, who was thought to have l>ccn drowned
i Iri the Rio Grande, was murdered. His body
cannot be found.
The wool washing establishment of George
! I.tideinnnn nt Las \ egos burned down Man
j day night. Riant valued at $25,000. There
| was on hand $14,000 worth of wool. The lat
ter wa* fully Insured. He employed eight
men. The place will bo rebuilt.
I A man named Ccrillo Degaldo is authority
for the statement that two bodies, beaten al
' moat to a jelly with stones, nnd supposed to
be those of Manuel Maldomado anti a sheep
herder In the employ of Trinidad Grlgo, were
found about six miles from Las Vegas tightly
bound to wandering burros. The faces of the
unfortunate men were pounded almost be
yond recognition.
The Mcslts De Juana Lopez grant, cover
ing 42,022 acres near Cerrlllos, In sontb Santa
Fe county, has been before the Interior de
partment for five years on recommendation
of ex-Snrveyor General Julian for resurvey.
It wan alleged that the grant boundaries were
stretched to three limes their proper propor
tion*, and that there was fraud In the original
survey. Purveyor-General Hobart lius re
ceived word from Washington that Secretary
Hoke Smith had overruled the decision of
the general laud office under Sparks nnd holds
that Congress had confirmed the grant In ac
cordance with the survey, which waa an Im
portant p*rt of the record before that body,
and that this confirmation vsata fall aid per
feet title la the present own ers, Thera are
(Stephen B. K. C. Karan*, of (R. Ijoqln,
%*4T,h. I'Mwa, of 9m«» Fa,
Tm Km la mm 4 Craaato4 by
tb« F Sanaa*.
6u th* 20th a forrat Ore, eight mile* north
*n*t of Lake Wlty, Michigan,destroyed SmmI 1 *
kantber oontp and ten men were burned t*
The mm were aaaembted at dinner and the
foreft fire, which was burning ail around, en
tirety out off all eecapo, when the men. res
izing their dangez, rushed out of the building
In which they had been Bitting. Tlx* smoke
blinded them and they became bewildered.
They ran hither and thither, uuable to find a
ineana of eepnpc, mtd their horse* stampeded,
owing to live contusion.
Eight of the men took refuge in a well
twenty feet deep, bnt the top curb of the well
burned and the timbers fell on the men hud
dled in the well, literally cooking their heads,
the remainder of their bodies being under
water. •
Others of the men rushed to the woods and
some of them thus escaped, but the bodic* of
two of them were afterwords found burned to
a crisp. One man reached Lake City terribly
burned, and there tiled In fearful agony.
Eight teams of tiorac* were cremated.
A large force of men Is still scouring tlie
adjoining country to make certain no Oliver
unfortunate has been overlooked. The camp
employed sixty tneu. The remaining fifty
were near the green tluilver and those e*-
c»|>ed. The property loss is not very great.
Forty hog*, three horses, the camp buildings,
tools, etc, tells Mr. Sands’ loss.
The Thayer Lumber Company, operating
near by, lost eleven oars loaded with logs In
mine fire.
The engine bad to leave Its train to make
R* escape. The lire ha* burned Itself out mid
no further danger Is feared.
A Severe Storm nt I’iltabnrg Caused
Much Damage.
At 8:50 o’clock Saturday afternoon Rltta
burg aud vicinity waa visited l»y the most
violent hnll-donn ever known. The effect
was most disastrous to life and property.
Heavy Muck clouds suddenly obscured the
light of the sun, whllo the air became op
pressively hot. Following the terrific cleclrlo
flash came the crash and roar of thunder,
shaking the very earth. Before man or
beast could seek cover, the deluge of lco
came In ull It* Intensity, nml for five minutes
there was a war of the elements most terrify
Telephone and telegraph wires were pros
trated in every direction. Electric and cable
cars were stopped by broken wires or debris
choking the conduits nml for a time truffie
was suspended.
In the east end of Pittsburg nnd upper
wards of Alleghaney City nenrly every win
dow glass on the south sides of the buildings
wa* shattered, while nil over both cities, sky
lights, greenhouse*, private nnd park con
servatories, were shuttered nnd foliage ruin
ed. In the Phipps Conservatory In Schenley
park, over 9,000 light* of glass were broken.
Entertainments were In progress at nil of
the theaters. At the opera-house cud Illjou
tlvcaicrj serious panics were narrowly urerted
ami several women fainted from fright. The
slinging pelting of the hall caused a number
uf serious accidents by frenzied horses that
broke away from their drivers. Twenty head
of horses, some of them valuable animals,
are known to have been killed In Pitts
burg, either by collision or becoming entan
gled In electric wire*. John Downey, the
driver of one team, wa.* dragged several
squares and fatally hurt. Michael Dunn,
aged 14, was almost electrocuted by stepping
on an electric light wire on Second nvcnuc.
Two funeral processions were broken up by
the terror of the horses.
The damage to garden and other crops was
very great.
Twrnty-five Square* Uurned Over with a
I.oss of 91,500,000.
Saginaw, Michigan, nos visited Saturday
afternoon by the worst baptl.-m of fire It ever
experienced. It wa* first discovered in the
mill plant of Sample <V Camp, ou what Is
known ns the middle ground, south of the
Bristol street bridge, Just before 4 o’clock
and. owing to the strong southeast gale pro
vaMiing, It spread rapidly, setting lire to and
destroying 500,009 feet of lumber on the mill
docks owned by Brown A Ryan, valued at
ffc.o9o. The Bristol bridge next caught fire
and u portion of It was destroyed. Thcnc*
tin; flame* leaped to the ea*t side just below
Bristol street and north of the city ball,
where were located a large number of build
ings, Including Hose bouse No. 6, ami J. F.
Winkler's ioe houses. All the residences on
Tllden street, nnd on both sides of Washing
ton avenue down to Holden street were
quickly licked up.
Then rile fifJhrltfwere carried across the old
bay Into the premises of the George Cross
Lumber Company, the planing mill, lumber
In the yard and a dozen tenement houses
melting like snow. Next came the Alllngton-
Curtis Manufacturing Company’s expensive
plant nnd Rassolt’a old soap factory. Here
Ute fire struck Jefferson street and In which
some of the finest residences In the city were
t-oon In ashes. At Emerson street the fire
continued cast and south along Emerson to
ward the city limits. It cut n wide swath on
O wen, Ilownrd, Sheridan and Warren ave
nues and other streets east. Vincent’s or
phan home succumbed early, but the Inmates
were removed to places of safety. The pa
tients were all removed from Bt. Mary’s hos
pital, which was In extreme danger for a
time, but wlilch was saved.
Tlie area covered by the fire was a mile and
a half in length and from two to four blocks
in width. A largo number of fine residences
were destroyed, oves forty having been de
stroyed that cost from $5,000 to $30,000 each.
It Is estimated that over 250 families are
homeless aud many of them saved nothing
btrt the clothing on their backs.
Bursting of a Dam.
The <lzm bolding the water from lake* Ida
•nd Milton lias given away nnd u mighty
flood Is raging donn the Long Rr.-.ir . river,
Minnesota. All the bridges west of town rr .-
washed out or stayed with ropes and are lm
possab’A. Much damage must result to
meadows adjoining the lakes ami river. The
wstar ha« been unusually high in all tint
lake? near U*crc. About 25,033 acres of lake
and surface water must find a.i enilcl through
the one river. There will i•■ lii’i • dauinge to
mill property nnd residence*.
Coal Miners Strike.
Four thonsnnd miners in the l’iUsburg dis
trict, embracing all the principal mines In
Kansas, went out on a strike on the 10th. The
men arc peaceable, and no trouble Is feared
for the j>ri«ent. The strikers declare that all
Ute 0,000 miners of the state will soon be idlo,
and that the light will be one to the very end.
The trouble is caused by the decision, Apnl
20, of the mine operatom to hereafter pay 53
cents per ton, mine run In winter, and
cent* In summer, all kinds of coal being
counted. Tbo miners demand 15 cents per
ton more than this schedule.
An Armistice in Nicaragua.
The Nicaraguan revolution lias taken nn
unexpected turn. Unofficial advices have
been received at the state department that nn
agreement for an armistice had been reached
by the government nnd revolutionary fac
tions In Nicaragua. No further Information
than this Is obtainable. The source of the
new* Is concealed beyond the fact that It did
not come direct to Becretary Gresham from
Nicaragua. However, the news Is considered
ns Authentic at the department. The absence
of direct advices from Nicaragua Is regarded
aa Inexplicable.
Newfoundland is Independent.
Special cable advices from Bt. Johns, New
foundland, announce that the resolution in
favor of the union of Newfoundland with the
the Dominnn of Canada has been defeated In
the Newfoundland Assembly by a large major
ity. The premier, Sir Whiteway, said that
although be had been in favor of a union be
tween Newfoundland and Canada for the past
twenty years, he would not attempt to foroe
the country In that direction without the peo
£le requesting susb a step. Neither wa* be In
tTor of passing a confederation act without
»lsrft majority, Just now he thought cob
federation wm Impolitlo u>4 M tilt
tot* pm **"*^""
MU I nmaiktd Ructll Kells re an Ei.
press Car In the Regulation
The weal-bound Mlsaourl Pacific passenger
train waa held up and robl>ed thirty miles
west of St.l.ouls, Wednesday night by six un
masked men. Over s.'>,ooo was secured, the
express and railway officials say. The amount
obtained was probably In excess of their esti
The train which left St. I.ouls for Kansas
City at 8:40 o'clock reached Pacific station,
twenty-five miles west, on time and without
accident. Here, ns It was afterward learned,
a man boarded the train In front of the ex
press car and Immediately behind the tender
of the engine.
A short distance the other side of Pacific
about a mile—this person climbed over the
tender, and bolding a revolver to the engin
eer's head, said:
“ ‘Twill be d d healthy for you to stop
her right now.’' The engineer stopped the
Five confederates of the robber now appear
ed, some getting off the train, the others
coming toward the track out of the darkness
from the adjoining fields.
While two guarded the englno crew the re
maining five, wearing no masks, returned to
the express car and demanded that the door
be opened. Suspecting something evil was
about to happen, the express messenger not
only refused to open the door, but further
proceeded to foil the progress of the robbers
by barring the entrance with such baggage
as he could lay his hands on.
A further demand from the spokesman of
the highway band urging the express messen
ger to open up, receiving no answer, the rob
bers proceeded to place a dynamite cartridge
under tbe door and blow It open. The crush
was deafening and tore a hole nearly two
feet square In the woodwork, scattering the
Interior obstructions In every direction.
The men, who were unmasked, entered the
ear. and. going to the express safe, secured
about I - -*.!>oo and a package valued at $.'1,000
by the Pacific Express Company. The en
gineer was then told to ‘-(Joahead like hell!"
and "Make up your lost time!" Noue of the
passenger cars were entered.
Governor Stone and State Treasurer Steph
ens were aboard the train and the former at
once offered {.‘WO reward for the conviction of
the bandits. A poise Is after them and It Is
thought they will soon be captured.
Tl»« National Commission Will Allow
the World’s Fair to Open Sunday*.
Sunday opening has won the day. Thirty
members of the national commission went on
record Tuesday in favor of Sunday opening
rules submitted by the directors. Twenty
seven commissioners voted against considera
tion of the rule. On a final test the commit-
Blon voted to substitute the minority or Sun
day opening report of the judiciary commit
tee for the majority report, which favored
Sunday closing. The question then came
up on the modification of the directory rule
with the 6ainu vote. The actlug chairman,
Commissioner lie Young, then announced
that the rules had been modified by the coin
m (salon.
In the debate that preceded the voting,
Chairman Massey of the judiciary committee,
who formulated the majority report, led the
Sunday-closing advocates and was seconded
by Commissioners Hundlc and Touslcy. The
minority report found iu advocates iu Com
missioners St. Clair and Burton.
Attorney-General Olncy slates that If an
attempt Is made to open the World’s Fair on
Sunday, be will ask the courts at Chicago to
enjoin it.
Severe Storm at Cleveland.
For live minutes Tuesday morning a cyclone
or f-omething approaching one, toyed with
the chimneys, wires, scaffolds, wagons, and
even people In Cleveland, Ohio. The first In
timation of the blow was a cloud of dust and
debris that swooped down on the city from
the west, and before preparations could be
made to meet the gale It had come, done Its
mischief and departed. Two men were killed,
three fatally Injured, and at least fifty people
were cut and bruised by being thrown to the
pavement or against buildings. The Cleve
land Rolling Mill Company Is erecting a new
mill In New burg, and the scaffolding was
blown down, burying Vaclsy Kobeck and
John I’oplowbkl under the ruins. Both were
dead when taken out. The fatally Injured
nrc: Anthony McGuire and Anton Arcofskl.
At the corner of Eric and Superior streets a
scaffolding was blown to the ground and four
men wlio were working tinder It were seriously
Injured. They were William Otnalln, Michael
Murphy, Michael Hughes and Miles Johnson.
The first two were Imdiy hurt and it Is possi
ble that they will not recover.
About seventy feet of tlya. SboTfc
freleh'- ■LcoyA *Hr demolished anil the roof
■"was sent Hying to the lake shore Itself. A
ear on the Asheville avenue street car line
was blown from the track and the three pas
sengers were given a good shaking up. The
sturm extended all over the Ohio valley and
along the great lakes.
Bad Influence of Army Life.
In the Presbyterian General Assembly on
the 23rd the following recommendation of tlie
United Christian Commission wav made and
approved by the Assembly.
It was to the effect that the commission
intis* discourage the enlistment of the sons of
Christian families Into the army unless >ome
safeguards, now lacking, nre thrown nbont
them. Gambling In the army I* not prohibited
either by law or regulation and Is encouraged
by example of older officers and soldiers; the
post canteen affords unrestricted opportunity
for and Inducement to drink; the architec
ture of barracks places Christian soldiers at a
fearful disadvantage, exposing them to the
vices and Indecencies of Irreligious members
of llie rank and file. Sunday work not called
for by any exigency, Is still required by the
army authorities; the recommendations of re
ligious teachers In the army for the benefit, of
soldiers do not receive the approval or con
sideration of the authorities, In fact they arc
discouraged. The commission recommended
Hint the army orders of August 0 last on tills
subject be revoked and that chaplains be ap
pointed for every regiment The. recommen
dations of the committee were approved and
the report received.
International Miners’ Conference.
The miners' International conference nt Its
session nt Brussels on the 24th,adopted a reso
lution In favor of an eight-hour working day
In the mines. The supporters of the resolu
tion represented 000,000 miners ami the op
ponents represented 100,000 miners. The
conference then proceeded to discuss the
question of a universal strike to force
the eight-hour system. The discussion of.
tills question was somewhat, lengthy, a strong
minority being against tbe proposition for,
universal strike to compel the establishment
of a legal eight-hour day. The supporters of
the proposition were vehement In their de-,
claratlons that the end sought would never be
obtained until an International strike fcrccd
employers and legislatures to recognize that
tbe miners were determined to secure what'
they deemed their rights
When the question was put to a vote an
overwhelming majority supported the propo
sition. Delegates representing I*oo,ooo miners
voted In favor of an International strike,
while the delegates who opposed such action
represented only 12,000.
Bloody Battle in Nicaragna.
Advices from N carngtta state that tbe ex
pected battle l*etwceu the goverment forces
und the revolutionists concentrated near Ma
saya wns fought on last Saturday. It lasted
twelve hours.
Tbe fighting was srvero and each Bble suf
fered several repulses. Eventually the gov-'
ernment troops were driven from the field.
Counting deserters, dead and wounded, the
government lost fully half of Its army. The.
rest are demoralized and disheartened. Pres
ident Sacasca Is believed to be ready to treat
for surrender.
Sensational Elopement.
Mrs. Charles Thompson, William Dougher
ty and about $2,000 In cash belonging to
Charles Thompson have disappeared together
and there Is a large-sized scandal In two
hlghly-respcctable families In Wichita.
Thompson and Dougherty are both rich cat
tlemen living close to town, their wives being
sisters. Tuesday Mrs. Thompson left her
home and two children and came to Wichita.
When Thompson got home and found the
house dosed he went over to Dougherty’s
and found Mrs. Dougherty and four children
In despair over the disappearance of Dough
erty, who had left a not* of farewell saying
ha bad gone for good. Hurrying house
Thompson soon dlsoorufUd ft fsMWgu totter
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Cal via at Wsshlsglsa
Tbs 106th annual session of tha Presby
terian General Assembly opened at Washing
ton on the 18th In tbs New York Avenue
Tha building was packed. On the ass I a
door were seated tbe commissioner* aad
others having business In oonnecUon with the
assembly. On tbs platform were the officers
—moderator. Kev. Dr. William C. Young of
the Danville, Kentuoky, seminary; Rev. Dr.
William 11. Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio, who
for nine years has axerolsed hie remarkable
executive abilities expediting the business of
tbs general assembly as stated clerk; Bev.
Dr. William Alvin Bartlett, the alert, able
aad eloquent pastor of the ehurob and ohalr
man of the executive committee In charge of
all the arrangements for the gathering.
At 11 o’olook Dr. Bartlett annouuowl that
ths hour for the beginning of the service bad
arrived. The chorus from tbe Messiah was
followed by the doxology, Rev. W. H. Rob
erts, stated olcrk, concluding with ths Lord's
prayer, rcolted In union. William Kethe’s
by rad, I ‘All People That on Earth Do Dwell,”
was then sung by the entire congregation.
Rev. Herrlok Johnson read a part of the sixth
ohapter of Isaiah, also a part of Bt. Matthew.
Rev. Joseph T. Smith led the assemblage In
prayer. The anthem from the oratorio of
Elijah was rendered by the choir. The an
nual sermon was then delivered by Dr. Young,
the moderator.
At the afternoon session came the event of
the day—the election of a moderator. The
nominations were as follows: Dr. Charles
Dickey of Philadelphia. Rev. George A.Baker
of Philadelphia, Rev. Willis G. Craig of the
McCormick University of Chicago. The lat
ter was presented as the representative of the
great Northwest, whloh has never been reoog
nized In the election of a moderator.
Rev. Alex Adair of Walla Walla presented
She name of Rev. Stewart of Washington. In
a Fpeech expressing much feeling, Rev. Dr.
Dlokey withdrew his name and was followed
by Dr. Stewart. The vote wns then proceed
ed with, with Drs. Baker and Craig as the
only candidates. The result of the ballot
was announced as follows: Craig 324, Baker
198; total 522.
Dr. Craig was Introduced as moderator and
Dr. Bartlett, pastor of the church, made tha
address of welcome.
A resolution presented "Protesting In be
half of the Christian sentiment of the coun
try” against the opening of the Columbian
Exposition on Sunday and appealing to the
national commission to assert Its rightful
authority lu tbe matter, was adopted by a
rising vote.
At the second dny's session tbo moderator
announced the committees. Dr. Young read
the report on theological seminaries. It con
tained no radical suggestions.
At the sfternoon session a resolution was
adopted authorizing a committee to Invite
President Cleveland to visit tha assembly at
his convenience.
Upon adjournment the members of tbe as
sembly called at the White House, and were
presented to the President and Mrs. Cleve
In the evening a general meeting In behalf
of tho Sunday school work of the church wns
Various Interesting reports were filed dur
ing the day. The temperance committee
took a strong position lu opposition to license
laws, and denounced army canteens.
Tbe report of the special committee on
systematic bcnlficencc shows that tbe ChiU
tiau /Standard has attained an average month
ly Issue of 24,220 copies. The local reccip U
of all tho hoards during the year amounted o'
$2,799, 762, an Increase over 1692 of $178,705
Tbe report of the board of church erec
tion shows that during tho year there wer j
239 applications for assistance, upon which
grants were made aggregating $105,391 anfl
loans $01,192. j
The result of the year’s work of the boaijd
of aid for colleges and academics has nil
proved a disappointment to the expect atkJit
of the church. During the year tho rcoeliljto
have been $75,134 and the donations In ttie
shape of aid aggregated $63,030. Forty Jm i
stitutlou6 have been assisted and amf twisty
states occupied. The aggregate cnrolliAnt
of students Is 4,002, of whom 2,794 arcAu
gaged lu systematic Bible study. ■
The report of the hoard hi charge <w the
missions for freedineu shows that rJlarly
$200,000 annually Is being expended 1 M this
direction with very good results. The Apcu
dllures last year amounted to f 193.002, Svhlle
the receipts were $178,810. Under thiyboard
there arc 152 ordained ministers Mil 258
churches, with membership of 16,293w4rd 19,-
472 Sunday school scholars. I
During the rear the report of the Hoard of
Relief shows that 722 persons were offered as
sistance, 94 new names being placed jupon the
rolls last year. There .ore 70 ministers over
70 years of age, retired, the oldest' being 94,
and 85 of tbe number being over 80. The to
tal appropriation for this w ork was $152,492.
In tbe branch of the church work devoted
to publication and Sunday schools, there has
been, according to the report, a season of
prosperity. The missionary department has
organized 990 new schools nud reorganized
£99, but of this total 255 have ceased to exist.
Jnto those schools about 45,000 teachers and
scholars are now gathered. The publication
department has distributed more than 17,000,-
000 pages of tract and periodicals and 68,000
volumes of Chinese literature. Tho year i
closed w ith a balance of $44,815 on band.
Tbe report cf the hoard of Foreign Missions
displays a very satisfactory condition of af
fairs, the only gloom being caused by tbe
death of four missionaries. During the year
forty-six new missionaries were sent Into the
field, making a total In connection with the
board of Q 23 missionaries, which with native
agents of all grades, reaches a total of 1,047,
including 188 ordained ministers. The total
number of conversions reported by all mis
sionaries for the year was 8,452, an Increase
of 10 percent, over the preceding period. Tbe
total receipts from all sources amounted to
$1,014,504, of which the woman’s societies
and boards contributed $329,880.
The report on home missions shows that tbe
year began with a debt of $71,160, nearly all
of which has been cancelled, and new work
to tbo amount of $31,444 undertaken. Tbe
total receipts of the board were $90,454.
The report of the Board of Education shows
that tbo demand for ministers is ahead of the
supply. Two years ago the vacant churches
numbered 1,183 and last year 1,244, of which
193 lrnve a membership ranging from 100 to
over 1,000. Tho Western vyuods particularly
have suffered—notably Nebraska, Kansas and
Minnesota. Last year thcro graduated from
tbe seminaries 243 students, an Increase of 15,
and of these only 200 are available for the
borne field. The number of students un
der the care of the board aggregates 868, of
which 87 are Germans and 106 negroes.
Turks are Particular.
Advices from San Francisco regarding ths
eelzure of Ilarper't Mayaiint by the Turkish
government on account of the alleged Immor
ality of Its contents, state that the seizure was
not, as at first reported, because the book
contained poems by Bchleget. but was prob
ably due to an article on European armlet
and tbe political situation, which would tiot
be considered objeotlonable anywhere out
side of Turkey. The seizure of Bchlegct’s
poems was made separately, and both actions
were explained as having bean taken In the
Interest of morality. The magazine and
poems were tho property of an Englishman,
residing In Constantinople. They were
stopped and confiscated by the Turkish cus
toms officials, presumably on advice of ths
The Northern Pacific.
The directors of the Northern Pacific before
adjournment formally approved a plan for
funding the floating debt.
Tbe plan approved provides for an unau
thorized Issue of $15,000,000 collateral trust
notes to bear 6 per eent. Interest and to ms
tare In five year*. The Formers’ Loan and
Trust Company will be trustee. Tbe security
beck of the notes will be the consolidated
bonds aod all other aeeete now pledged for
tbe floating debt, and In addition the Bt Paul
A Northern Peelfle franchisee in the n»
wany’s treasury and tbe Northern Poeflta
Erntn Company’s franchises. It la tbe in
tention of tbe moMffMßcnt to feme only SIV
The Heroine of the Adventure Known
to the Hero. Vet More of Her
Than He Discovered Then
He Never Knew.
Ono morning In May I chanood to
bo strolling down an avenue noted as
a fashionable promonode; tno day
was bright and I felt vexed that I
had Inadvertently piokod up my um
brella instead of a cane. However,
tho annoyance soon merged into
gratification, for suddenly tho sun
disappeared and a drenching shower
scattered tho pedestrians in every
direction. My umbrella proved of
littlo avail, and nearing the Hotel
the ladios’ entrance. Hastily open
ing tho outer door, I was soon in tho
There stood a woman whoso ap
pearanco I shall never forget. She
was of medium height and plainly
though fushionably dressed; her faco
was not beautiful, but it was strik
ingly intellectual, and furthermore,
it possessed that charm called by tho
English fetching. That she was of
gentle birth I instinctively felt con
fident, but what Impressed mo more
deeply was the expression of grief,
of trouble, which the first glanoe at
hor face revealed; she also appeared
quite unable to oontrol her norvous
noHfc. Protending to allow ray closed
untfvolla to drip before ontoring tho
hodso, I stood almost at her tldo glanc
ing out the glass-paneled door and
watching hor at intervals. She
sljowod in every motion sho was not
at easo, says a Philadelphia Times
At length, without knowing what
jirompted mo to do so, 1 said:
••Pardon mo, but may I bo of any
scrvico to you?”
"If I might borrow your umbrella
’for a few moments 1 shall bo under
lasting obligations to you.”
Sho refused politely but firmly my
repeated efforts to persuade her to
let mo call a cab, aud saying, "I will
return it to you here,” sho tripped
rapidly down tho steps and turned In
the direction of "up town.”
I entered tbo hotel and lighted a
cigar. As I sat smoking, at peace
with tho world, I wondered what it
was that so troubled tho littlo woman.
My cigar finished, I returned through
the corridor and again stood in tho
vestibulo. 'Die sun had rcappearod
and was shining brightly. I stepped
aside to allow a woman to enter and
was about to close the door for her
when sho said:
"Sir, I think those aro for you.”
With thiH sho handed mo a card, a
tuberose almost hidden lu throo lcavos
of English ivy and my umbrella. I
glanced ut tbo card, it road: "Mrs.
Alfred B—■” It was tho name of a
man beside whoso doathbod I had ret'
years before in Arizona! Above tho
name was written with a pencil,
"With many thanks for tho courtesy
of a stranger. ”
Was this poor old B—’h wifo? Over
and over again I asked mysolf this
question. Though B— and I had
been cliuras In old cavalry duys, and
I had known him to boa married
man, yet I had novor met his wife.
Unaccountable as it may seem, this
woman filled my thoughts. I throw
down the SvonTffg paper impatiently
and went to the play. It was use
less. I still saw that troubled faco.
"Suroly,” I said mentally, "if B—’s
wifo is in trouble I may claim ac
quaintance with hor through his
memory. If not by tho Instrumental
ity of tfno umbrella episode. It was
stupid in mo not lo havo askod tho
maid where sho lived. But perhaps
tho card bears her rosidcnce. Yes;
81 avenue.’ I will call to-morrow.”
1 rested badly and nroso unro
fro3hed. By li! o’clock I was well on
my way toward hor dwolling. I
passed No. 80 and thought hers is tho
second door beyond. Alas! A largo
bow of black crapo encirclod the bell
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knob, and the long ends floated lan*
guldly in tho breeze.
The following day found me once
more at my post. At noon a hearse
turned into tho aTonue. I followed
slowly. It stopped befoj’o hor door,
and just as 1 was passing a casket
waß being borne down tho steps. It
wan not hor child; tho size of the
casket gave mo this information. 1
locked back. Sovoral persons
clothed in doep mourning wore en
tering the two carriage* at the door.
As they slowly progressed I followed
in their wake. I felt positive of their
destination. I was near tho steps of
the ohuroh as the persons alighted
from the carriages. "Yes, that must
bo sho.” To bu sure I could not too
her faco bouoath tho hoavy veil, and
I was conscious of some chango In
her figure, but this I attributed to
the sombre apparel.
' I onterod tho scantily-filled church
and occupied oue of tho roar pows.
Tho words of the old clergyman
scarcely reached me. A hymn was
sung; a prayer followod. Then up
the aisle in slow procession movod
thoso who wished to take a farewell
look at the dead. '*?
"Will sho think it vulgar curiosity
In mo?” I asked mysolf, as I took my
pluco In lino. "Sho will seo me, of
oourse, as I pass hor pew.”
But 6bo did not. Tho hoad I
thought to bo hers was bent down,
as If in praye:*. I neared tho casket
and there stood longer than I should
have done, gpollbound. The troubled
look had entiroly diaappoarod and in
its place shono an oxpresslon of heav
enly composure.
1 took from my buttonhole tbe
tuberose and laid it upon hor breast.
Tho card Is among my most valued
Saved the Trouble.
Sho had rofusod him. The dull
Btaro, tho ashen lip, tho trembling
hand of tho man wlio rose slowly and
brushed tho dust from his kneos told
tho whole story. "I perceive "
Thore was a tinge of pity in hor voloe.
•• —that tho unexpected oxigenolos of
tho occasion have robbed you of your
usual facility ” Her manner had
an unmistakablo kindliness about It
" —in a-tlcnlation. I therefore ex
cuso you from saying, as Is usuat^oh
such occasions, that your heart
She looked very swoot in hor yellow*
silk waist and black skirt " —is dead
and colct; thut you can novor lov&
again; that you havo mot and lost
your only Ideal; that death wore
thrice welcome. Wo ” Sho
boamod graciously. “ —will considor
It understood. You loft your hat In
the hall. No, this Is tho street door.
Good-by.” It was tho end. A very
dazed inun stood on tho sidewalk.
Ear away u dog barked at the moon
and a trump nestled closor to a hay-,,
stack, but otherwise tho world was
silout.—Detroit Tribune.
In Dr. Minos’ rominisconcos of Now
York city, lately published, there is
u characteristic anecdote of Dr.
Bc.’rian, former rector of Trinity
110 was an indifforont preacher,
but a fine oxocutivo officer and a man
of great poraonal kindliness. Withal
ho must have been either very
simple-hearted or else given to
speaking ironically.
A country clergyman, half starved
on a salary of fS)O a year, camo to
I)r. Berrian, asking his influenco to
get him a hotter charge.
"Dear answered the good old
inaffT’*'! 'don't Hco“'vf!iy l '•
clergymen want to chango so often.
Why, I have boon hero in Trinity
church for forty years, and novor
thought of leaving.”
An Odd Superstition.
Among tho etrango superstitions
that affect tho Southern negroes is a
belief that it is dangerous to ap
proach closely to or stay long noar
a dead body. A colored servant In
Washington who wont to a funeral
was asko l on hor return if sho saw
the corp.-e. Sho ropliod: "Deed,
honey, d'you s’poso I’d go near
enough to take dat (load man’s brelf? 4
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