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VOLUME LXVIH-NO. 16.
A COMPROMISE. The President and the Silver Qnestion. Senators fflio Ha?e Agreed to Yote for a Substitute Measure. Eelief That the Problem Will Ee Satis factorily Solved Before Nightfall. Bpeclal to The Mokkixs Call, Washington, June Yesterday the California Associated Press agent tele graphed that a certain Si-nator had circu lated a petition snurig ßepublican Senators and that tweuty-seven liad pledged them selves to soppi rt the House bill as passed by that body. To-night the correspondent is able to give the full storj of this transac tion. Last Monday President Harrison sent foi enl;er lletd ana Secretary Win doni, saying to them that something should and must be done toward the solution of the silver question or the Iu publican Ad ministration would suffer the consequences. President Harrison, Secietarj Wimlom and Speaker Keed heid a lengthy o nference and finally decided on a bill supplementary to the exi-tiug law. which would provide for the coinage of 54.n00,000 a month. They concluded to sound the Senators on this proposition, and accordingly Senator Spooner of Wisconsin canvassed among the Senators and circulated a piper upon wiiiih was written the silver piopf'Sition as agreed upon by President Harrison, Wlndom and Beed. Ho requested that the Senators pledge themselves to support the measure, and secrecy was enjoined by Spooner about the matter. Last night he had received thirty-eight signatures of Republican Sen ators, the only Republicans declining to sign being Teller, Wileox, Pettigrew, Ingalls and Plumb. The Nevada Senators were net approached, but hist night about 5 o'clock President Harrison sent for Stew art and Jones of Nevada and Teller of Colorado. The President told them plainly that tlie Senate must pass a bill which the House could and would adopt. President Harrison, in answer to a ques tion of one of the Western Senators, paid that the House would agree to the elimina tion of the bullion-redemption clause, and In his opinion would agree to a provision requiring the coinage of four and a half million dollars per month. The President expressed the hope that the Seuate would take action in the way of amendments which would be in the nature of a substi tute tor the House bill, which action would avoid a refereuce to a conference commit tee. The President also gave his callers to understand that he would not sign a free coinage bill. This accounts for Senator Stewart's em phatic declaration to the California Asso ciated Press agent last night: "President Harrison will absolutely not sign a free coinage bill." It will be remembered, also, that Stewart at the same interview last nii:ht said that before G o'clock Monday t silver bill would pass the Senate with the bullion redemption feature stricken out and with the treasury notes made legal tender, redeemable in coin. He said noth ing about a provision compelling the eoin ;>e- nl S4.Mju.uOO per month, but said that the bill as it would be amended would be a " fairly goud measure." There can be no d.ubt that the plan n» above set forth has been decided upon, ar.d that su'*h a bill will pass th- Senate to-mor row. Speaker Reed will no d.ubt exert great iuilneuce in getting the House to ac c< de to the Senate amendments, or more properly SDe.iKing, to the Senate substitute measure, which the President will sign, thereby making it a law. THE AFKICAN FEVER. Bicknetg in the Wild* of ihe "Dark C .n- fluent." Once or twice we heard the snorts of hip popotami around our boat when we moored for the night. As we slept, each wrapped in his b'ankct, liing athwartship on bales and boxes, it was not pleasant to be waked near midnight by these unaccustomed sounds and to hear the wash of the water along the gun whale, caused by these mon ster*. We were not a little thankful that they confined themselves to grunt* of defiance and forbore any actual aitack, for by this time we were all suffering from African fever, and a good night's t-leep was very precious to us. Our boat was small and overcrowded, and we wera all pood-sizi'd fellows on board; so, when the fever was on us, it required considerable ingenuity and much crussine and recrossiug of legs before spaces could be found in which to lie down at all in the stern sheets ot our craft. Poor .Milne, a strong, stout-built man, who had served twenty-one years in the British navy, suffered more than any of us; and by the time we reached Jlanyanga the fever li.i'l taken so strong a hold of him that his case became hopeless. We aid ail we could for him, but our small knowledge was of little avail. We hoped that he would rally when got ashore again, but five days after we had lauded he succumbed after a few hours of delirium. This was indeed a great blow for me, for although there was a great difference in our ages, Idilne and I bad beeu fast friends on the voyage out. He had been very good to me in mauy ways, instead of ridiculing my itiexperience, and on several occasions had helped me oat uf difficulties Into which I had been led through ign. ranee, lie never lost an opportunity of giving me such information aa he thought would bo of use to me when 1 should be away in the interior and alone. It was Milne who lirst showed me, bAJI i« J«i;dle a rillo, how to use a Ball needle, and, even more important, how to cook tun few dishes that have for years figured with such monotonous repetition in uiy simple bills of fare. In return I would amuse him and the others on the way oy drawing rough portraits which they sent home to their friends; or at night I would sing a few comic songs to the accompaniment of my bauju. Aud here, at the commence ment of our new career, the man who to all appearances was the strongest of our party was snatched away by death, while I, a not particularly robust lad, was left to wonder who would be the next vic tim to the dreadful fever thai waa buruiug in every vein and raekine every bone. I felt then that It was necessary for me to "brace up," keep a stiff upper lip, aud fight every advance of the enemy. To my surprise 1 found myself day by day grow ing stroneer, while my companion! weak ened aud failed. At last one day I was able to announce inyself as prepared to continue the march.— From "Six Years in the Wilds af Central Africa," by E. J. (jlave, in St. Nicholas. ; What It Costa. There are some intellectual employments which require n very small stork in trade. A mathematician, for instance, may pursue his investigations, even iuto the higher branches of pure science, with very few bu'iks. But if a man be more tli.m ordi narily interested in tlie great probie of history and all that they involve, a 'I have an irrepressible- hankering to know what is beiu,! discussed in his favorite subjects, he uju-l keep himself in touch with tlie thought and discoveries of others. If he be a dwell er in a great city be hay clubs and libraries, newspapers aud periodicals, books mid maps, almost at bts elbow, to say nothing of the living men wlioiii he may consult with hi «ny hour. But if he be a dweller iu the wilderness, lie must count tlie cost of having literary tastes and that cost he will have to pay In coin of tlit; realm. I hold it to be sini ply impossible for a very ueidy mau to keep part* with, the historical re search of our tiii.e if his lot be cast iu a country village. Any man who has lost his heart to the Mu^e <>J ►listory— even though be can in no sense claim to be a historian— The Morning Call. is a man with tastes, and such a man's "pens, ink and paper" must needs come to a great deal In the course of the year. Such a man may be considered a fortunate, one who can pay the reckoning by the profits of his own goo«e-<]uill. — Augustine Jessup in the Contemporary Keview. NEWFOUNDLAND'S IRE. Tie SL George — Residents or Florence Cove in a Starving Condition. St Jonxs (S. F.), June 15.— Premier Whiteway, speaking of the French shore fishery imbroglio s;iid: " England's milk and water policy cannot longer be carried out, for we will take the law iato our own hands and by the enforcement of our ißall Act retaliate on the Frenchmen. A fleet of armed cruisers will be immediately fitted out for this purpose. At least we can crip ple the French fishermen. England dare not icnore the situation any longer, for there are four ceurses open: the purchase of French right', arbitration, war or an nexniion to the United States." Halifax, June 15.— The caDtain of the steamer Harlow, which went to the Bay of st. George, Newfoundland, with n cargo of provisions, etc., was nut i tied on his arrival at that port by the Collector of Customs that he would not bo perniittuti to laud any goods; thai the peopln had refused to pay customs duties to the Newfoundland Gov ernmeut. The Harlow consequently pro eeetied on her voyage up the Newfoundland coast, getting a* far north as Flowers Cove, where the people were found to be iu a destitute and deplorable condition for want of food. At the urgent request of a local Relief Committee some of tlic carco was landed for distribution. Calling at the Bay of St. George on her return voyage it was found that the residents aud the Island Government had come to an understanding, the former agreeing to cuutinue to pay customs duties on a promise of the authorities to consider their grievances. The captain of the steamer brought back a letter from Rev. Mr. How ells of Flowers Cove, giving a harrowing statement of the eondltion of his people. He asserts that the Colonial Government failed to respond to several appeals for aid made last fall, and for that reason, during a long niGnth until the steamer Harlow called, most of the people were on the vergo of starvation. The people were reduced to bucD an extreme want that they bad nothing to eat but rotten carcasses of seals and many were at the point of death when the Ilarlow arrived. MEXICAN NEWS. Itnrbide'a Case — Silver for Shirm-nt — The •Central American Onion. Citt or Mexico, June 15. — Senor von Dugo, counsel for Lieutenant Iturbide, who was sentenced to one year's imprisonment fur murmuring against his superior efficer, is trying to obtain a rehearing of the case. Aolo lawyers say that, counsel's failure in the first trial precludes n relieariug. El Tiempo and other conservative organs make Iturbide out as a nur.yr, but a great ma jority of the people decline to take this view of the matter. It is said that had he been less defiant President Diaz would have interfered in his belmlf. The general opinion is that the supposed letter on which the process was based was not written by Iturbide but by others, he fathering tho re sponsibility for their work. Iturbido claims otheiwise. howvcr. Lurge amounts in silver liave been made ready to be. snipped to the United SUtes iu case the Silver liill pa>si>s. Letters from Central America to persons in this city state that the Conservatives will never alii w the peaceful establishment of the Ci ntr'l American Union. The Gov ernment cently irra'ited several conces sions for railroads to the Pacific coast, but the general opinion is that none ol them will be built. BUSINESS FAILURES. Diaestreus Wheat Speculation!— Suspensions of an Impor'ine Firm and Merchant. Fi: \nkkoi:t, Juue 15.— An Austrian mag nate, l'riuce Frar.ts Manndorf, lias failed. He wan engaged in wheat speculations, in which he lost over a million florins, be sides leaving liabilities amounting to an other million of lloriu-». Uamki ■]!(;, .lime lo.— A lanse indigo im portation firm is about to go into liquida tion. Liabilities, 3,600,000 marks. JLondox, June 15.— 1. C. Howe, a South African merchant, has failed, with liabili ties jEiOO.OOO. WRECKED THE OFFICE. Anarchiita Wre-.k Vengeance on a Paris Newspaper. Paris, June 15.— The meeting held hero yesterday to express sympathy with the arrested nihilists was disturbed by anarchists. The E^alite commented se verely upon the action of the anarchists, and In revenge thirty of them made an at tack upon the office ol that newspaper to day and demolished everything in sight. CHOLERA IN SPAIN. Inhabitant! cf La Pn.-bUtsoH.ugat Seek Safety in Flight. Madeid, June 15.— Tnere were nine deaths from cholera in the Puebla de llu gat Saturday and seven fresh cases are re ported. Two-thirds of tin; inhabitants have fled from the town. Seven deaths have oc curred at Montichelso, a VillaEO near Puebla de Ru^at and several fresli cases are rs ported there. PARIS HACKS. Baron de Seillere'i Calt Fitzrc-7 Winner of ihi Grand Prizs. Paris, June 15. — The race lor the Grand Prize of Paris of 100,000 francs, distance about a mile »nd seven furlongs, was run to-day, and was won by Baron do Seille re's bay colt Fitzroy, F. .>cheibler's bay colt Fitzhampton second and B. Peck's bay colt Odd Fellow third. STANLEY'S PJjANS Humored Acceptance of the Governor-Gen er.ilsbip of ihs Coa?o Free Stats. Bkussels, June loth.— lt is reported that Stauley has accepted the Governor-Gener alship of tlie Coneo Free Stato and will as sume thr duties next year if desired, lie will abandon his United States lecturing tour if King Leopold wishes him to leave for Congo. International Pn«oa Cor.ereli. St. PbtkbbbubO, June 15.— The Inter national Prison Congre«s and an interest ing exhibition wa* opened to-day In the preseuco of the whole court. lift I; r- tin in i.. i ♦■<! Him. The other day, says the Arkansaw Trav eler, Judge Neckel-on went a-tishing. lie comins tired and hungry, on his way home he stopjed nt a cabin near the roadside and ttius addressed an old negro who came to the gate: " How are you, old man?" " Po'ly, tail; how is it wid ycrse'f?" "lam hot, hungry, dusty and thirsty. Can you do an} thing for me?" " No, sah." " Can't you give me some water? " No, sah." " I «ee that you have a well back there." "Yes, de well isdnr." " Then why can't I get some water?" "Look er hcali, Jedtfe. Yerse'f think dat I doan know yer, but I docs. I wuz er wit ness in yo' co't <le udder week, an' yer lot one o' dem lawyers cross-question me an' ketch me in er lie. Dat wau't no way to treat er stranger in de town. Yas, sah, sot right dar an' let dat blame lawyer 'buze me like I wa'nt a citizen o' dis beau country. I's had it in fur yer ebcr since dat time, an' I wants to t<ill yer whut's er lack; if yer gets any water outen dnt well it'll be airter yer's had de hardest fight er white maneber had." "There'* P« 1" There were eight or ten passengers in a Grand River-avenue car the other day when a woman and her little boy entered, aud they had scarcely taken seals when the boy fastened his eyes on a man at the other end of the car und called out: "Ma! ma! There's pa!" "II iuh!" she said as she gave him a pinch. "But there's pa!" "Yes-hush!" He boshed for a moment, but suddenly oon tinned: "Pa's got sand, hasn't be I He said he wouldn't come home for three months, and he's keeping right away, ain't he? Let me go up and see If lie remembers me." But "p.t" slipped out of the front door and dropped to the street from the front platform, while the woman gave the boy a pinch that kept him howling for two blocks. Detroit free Press, SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. A COLLAPSED BRIDGE A Crowd's Wild Rash at Cleveland. Twenty-fiYe Persons More or Less Seri ously Injured. Two Boys Struck by a Passenger Train and Killed— Diseased Meat Cap tared at Chicago. Special Dispatches to The Mossing Call. Cleveland, June 15.— Nearly 5000 peo ple assembled at Beyerles Park, In the southern part of the city, to-day, to see a man jump from a rope stretched across an artificial like. When the jumper made his descent the crowd of people on the rustic foot-bridge, about ten feet above the ground, alone the face of the bluff, made a rush to where he struck. The bridee collapsed, and the mass of timbers and people went d&wn the foot-paths beneath, which wore crowded with sight-seers. At least twenty-five per sons were injured more or less seriously. Eight of them had to be taken to the hospi tal, and two will die. TAINTED MEAT. V olation of the He I'.th Ordinance by a CM- ciko Birci.cr Chicago, June 15. — With inspectors known to bo watching in the slaughter house of Jacob Hess to prevent the surrep titious preservation of the- meat of lumpy jaw cattle, the forbidden practice was dis covered last night in full blast, so at least representatives of the City Health Departiuqnt declare. The inference drawn la that the tainted meat was sold at cheap pries, but was all prolit. It was to be marketed through peddlers in the artisan districts In Chicago. Apparently each elev.itor-load of meat be foie living hoisted up to- the upper floors of the slaughter-housp for destruction iu ren dering vats, was for a niomeut lowered to the basement and the hind quarters, the most valuable meat, was secretly unloaded, after which the elevator again started up ward to the tendering vats. Just 1!7UO pounds of alleged diseased meat was Coand hidden away in the basement. The discov ery wa^ maila by city officials and is being u-ed by them to support their oft-made charge that the State Inspectors are remiss, if not corrupt, and that the, inspection should be dune by therlty. CE.NTHAL liABUU UNION. Rapture Belwen the fccc:a'is-ic and Conser vative E emtnta :n Ntw York. NkW Tors, Juue 15.— At a meeting of the Central Labor Union last Sunday the socialists and conservatives had a row, iu vt bleb the latter prevailed, deciding to ex clude socialistic piess reporters. The so cialists held a meeting this morning and decided to withdraw from the Central La bor Union altogether and form a new central body unless the obnoxious res olution was rescinded. Accordingly they were better disciplined for alight at this evening's meeting than the conservative el ement. A tierce war of words occurred. and when, after a long scrimmage, the conservatives fonr.d they could do nothing a motion to ml j- urn was pro nounced carried by the chair. The social ists, immediately upon the withdrawal of tha conservatives, continued the meeting, restoring the socialistic labor press to a representation. SEVKKE tjTOItMS. Street-Car Travel Interrupted and Railroads Damaged by Washout!. PnTSBTJBO, June 15.— This evening a ter rible wind and rain storm broke over this city. The street-car lines were stopped and all tht: railroads suffered heavily by wash outs. Considerable other damage was done, Cix < i.nn.mi, June 15.— At noon to-day a thunder-storm set in ard cue and a half Incites of rain fell since that hour. Cellars were flooded, streets on the hillsides cov ered with mud and debris and sidewalks in places were tot n up. Thirty-seven hun dred fire-alarm and telephone wires have been melted and otherwise destroyed and much miuor damage done. RAILKOAI) ACCIDENT. Two Boys Struck by a Passenger Train and Chicago, June 15.— Otto and Herman Boitn, aged 12 and 15 years respectively, left the Lake From I'ark to-day and started across the network of railway tracks be tween it and the lake. Suddenly a passen ger train coming at rapid spend attracted the attention of the boys, who stood still in the track, apparently petrified with fear. The engiue blew a wliistle and thrones of people in the park shouted, but the boys did not move, and before a hand could be lifted to save them they were struck aud killed. STUUCK OIL. A Little Church Sells Out to the Standard Oil Fittsbuuo, June 15. — Three months ago the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church at Cliartiers was a modest little affair, with a debt and meager attendance. Some of the elders niter a hard right succeeded in getting a permit to drill an oil well on the premises. Oil was found in abundance. Yesterday the church sold out bodily to the Standard Oil Company for 5951000. Feat of a Sou'h?rn Trick-Swisjmer. Nxw Voisk, June I&— "Gena" Mereadlet the Southern trick-swimmer, swhiii across the East Kiver to-day in forty-live minutes. His arms were bound together with Beventy five feet of rope and two leather straps. In each hand he held a two-uound dumb-bell. Steve Urodie, the bridge-jumper, attired in bis Boyton suit, accompanied the swimmer. Several thousand persons witnessed the performance. On Sunday next Murcadier will attempt to cross the river with both arms and feet tied together by 125 feet of rope. No C r.-.cr in Ink. New Tobk, June 15. — Fish Commis sioner Blackf ord denied that there is danger of a comer in fish. The market ring was broken when the price of halibut was so forced that it became profitable to ship a cargo from Puget Sound to New York. Several carloads came in one morning. That cut the prices and knocked the com bination into a cocked hat in their attempt to make a corner. Cart Burned. Denver (Colo.), June 15.— This afternoon sparks from a passing locomotive started a fire in the hay warehouse in the yards of the Union Depot, and before it could be gotten under control the private car of Gen eral Miinngi-r Meek of the Fort Worth road and fourteen loaded freight cars were burned. One Pullman sleeper was also badly damaged. The loss is about 525.000. Three Bathers Drowned. Anoka (Minn.), June 15.— Lizzie Murphy ana Nellie Mahoney and the latter's brother, Johnnie Mahoncy, aged respec tively 'JO, 17 and 11 years, were in bathing in Hum Kiver, near here, this afternoon. The little boy gnt beyond his depth, and In trying to save him the girU went undur and all three were drowned. Sjlvatcr'g Performance. New York, June 15.— Haggiu's SalvatOr was given a trial to-day over the Suburban course nt the Sheepshead Bay track, and covered the distance iu 2:07%. The track was ankle-deep in mud, and experienced turfmen believe Salvator will win the rich prizu Tuesday. To Counterfeit i »'>:fornia P.nsei. '[■■ New Yokk, June 15th.— The Tribune f ay» : Native prunes have gained iso much precedence, owing to the demand, that it is likely the French growers intend to copy if possible the color of the California product to recover some of their lost trade. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. Interesting Closing Ex. ici«»« of the National Convention at St Louis. St. Louis, June 15.— The session of the Christian Endeavor societies were brief to day, consisting of addresses, music and re ligious exercises. The closing session of the convention was held to-night. A number of interesting ad dresses were made and a resolution adopted declaring the societies interdenominational in character, but in no seuse designed to abolish denominational line9. A consecra tion meeting of a very Interesting charac ter was held, led by President Clark and joined in by the wbole convention, the del egations arising in turn aud repeating the pledges as read. A FREE FIGHT. Two Men Fatally Shot Daring a Bow at a Picnic. Ei.mwood (Ohio), June 15.— A free fight at a picnic given heru by a pleasure club from Cincinnati resulted very seriously this afternoon. It started with a fight between two drunken men, and before peace was restored two men had been fatally shot and three seriously hurt. A number of nieu and women were painfully bruised in the rush to get away from the fight. The Clearing-Homos Boston, June 15.— The total gross ex changes for last wi-cl;, as shown from dis patches from the leading Clearing-houses of the United Stnti-s and Canada, were $1,24'J,017,040, an increase of 10.9 per cent as compared with the corresponding week last Faste<l for £ eht Months. AIXKHTOWS (Pa.), June 15.— Mrs. Adam TViiehter of South Whitehall for eiisht months has taken practically no nourish ment. She has not tasted a <irop of water since April 4th and her case is puzzling the physicians. She is barely alive. Eaynrd's Tips. Ni:w Yor.K, June 13. — Followlne are Bay ard's tips for the Brighton Beach races: Lancaster or Esta, Frances L or Sir Roe, K" clare or Civil Service, W. Daley Jr. or Que sal. Badge or Tea Tray, Fordhiuu or Young Duke. Eailrcad-Officsr Proraotfd Kansas City, June 15.— The Times to morrow will say: "J. O. ltrinkerhoff. Superintendent of the Kansas Division of the Union Pacific, has been appoint I General Mnnager of the Missouri Division of that road." I", re at St. Lcu'i. St. Lons, Juno 15. — A fire in Mansur & Tibbets 1 farm ma?hinery establishment this afternoon (caused damage of Sioo.iw. The Shiipleieh Hardware Company, uext door, suffered a loss of Sso.ixw. Litt'e Lord Fauntlproy Dyinp. Phii.ai>ki.i"ijia, June 15.— Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's little son Cedric, tho original of Little Lord Fauntlc:roy, is dying of consumption at Wayne, near this city. The Unknown Dead. New Yokk, Juno 15. — Between sunrise and sunset to-day seven bodies of unknown di'ad were taken out of the river along the city front. A NEW CHARTER. The Oregon Transcontinental to Be Goy- erned From Hew Jersey. New Your, June 15.— Charles S. Colby, ono of the Directors of the Oregon Traus- ContincuUl toad, said, referring tu ihfi ir corporation of the North American Com pany in New Jersey, that there were many reasonafor desiring n change in tlioform of the company. There were disadvantages connected with the Oregon charter which can be obviated by obtaining a charter from a State nenr New York. At present, while a great majority of the .-'.< ck is held in ttiis part of the country, the charter provides that a majority of one in the Board of Di rectors shall have their residence in Oregon. Therefore, while the policy of the company was settled in tho I'.ast the sanction of the Hoard of Directors had to be obtained. Owing to the distance involved there WM much delay and Inconvenience. This trouble will bo done awny with un der the New Jersey charter. Under it, too, them would be other advantages. Altogether the New Jersey charter was preferred to the one granted by Oregon. Director Colby did not look for trouble. in making the transfer from one corporation to the other. The stock would bo exchanged share for share wherever that course was agreeable to the holders. Personally he should be'very willing to exchange his stock. In case tho holders objected to the ar rangement they would probably be an appraisal of the company's a-m and they would receive a fair valuation uuon their holdings. Hut Director Colby did not expect that any great amount of stock would bo settled upon that way, or that the change would occupy a great deal of time. DEATH ON THE BEACH. An Unknown Man Puts a Bullet in His Brain. Some children were playing in the shrub bery at Baker's beach yesterday morning, when they found the body of a man lying in the sauil. There was a bullet-hole in his head and his face was covered witli sand and dried blood. The children notified John Ger hardt, tho proprietor of a saloon at 5 Ocean Terrace, aud he iu turn iiutitkd the Cor- oner. Gerhardt recognized the remains as those of a ninn who hud been hanging around the vicinity for several days past aud who had bfi'ii at hi- saloon. Tlic man was a German, about 45 years of age. uii'i hud talked with QerhardU On Friday, in the course of n conversation, tho man E|>oke very despondently, and said he IM going to kill himself. Several hours afterward the report of a pistol-shot was heard at the rear ol the saloon. A search was made by tho saloon keeper, who remembered the German's threat, but nothing was found and Mr. Ger liardt forgot the circumstance until it was recalled by the finding of the body yester day. There were no papers nor anything about the body to give a clew to tho identity of the dead man. A hi ■ n who had mot the deceased in Ger hardt's saloon stated that the mun hnd told him tiiat he was despondent on account of the misconduct of bu wife. The body lies at the Morgue. Silk Underwnnr. Rflfined women in private life, 9ays the New York Tribune, have never adopted the stage fashion of wearing a complete outfit of underwear made of white or colored surah, or India "wash" silk. These mate rials, though washable, are unfit for such use, because they cannot be sun-dried In the fresh open air without losing color. Even white surah turns an unpleasant muddy yellow. The superiority of even a cambric handkerchief to a silk one need not be dwelt upon where auy one has made use of both. The silk undergarment worn by moat re fined city women is an undervest of silk webbing. This garment must be made of the purest thread of silk in order to be a wholesome substitute fur wool. There has been no method ever discovered which will prevent the spiral fibers nf wool from draw inu up in laundering. With the most scru pulous care such garments are shrunk up unfit fur wear long before they are worn out, bilk undervests of tho purest quality are an expensive item at nrst, but will out last several sets of wool underwear, aud iu the end pay for themselves. A I.xwtull l' ( ii n lw ii. Two rather queer cases have just been tried in a Columbus Justice's Court The hist was a possessory-warniut case and the property involved was one hen. The con testants were negroes and each employed an attorney. After much wrangling by the attorneys the mngbtrate made bis decision. The defeated party is displeased with the result and will cerliorari to the Superior Court. The other case invulved the title to a' cookiDg-stove. Much time anu good temper were wasted over these two little matters.— Savannah (Ga.) Maws. THE NEW CRUISERS. Prospects of an Award Being Made To-Day. Bills O?er Which There Will Be a Struggle for Precedence. The Admission of Wyoming — Appropria tions—The Mississippi Contested Election. Special Dispatches to The Morsiso Call. Washington, June 15. — The Sunday Herald, a recognized authority on army and navy matters, has tne following to-day on the contract for the big cruiser: " Secre tary Tracy is in a pickle about the award ot the contract for the 8100-ton cruiser, as he is impelled by certain forces to give the work to Cramp of Philadelphia, and de terred from so doing by the fact that Scott underbid his Eastern rival 530,000 on the department's designs. As these plans are those favored by the Secretary, he d )es not care to make the award on a basis of the bidders' plans, .which would enable him to give the job to Cramp. The latter's design alters the ship considerably, without any advantage being gained, except to cheapen her construction and give the builder more chances of high premiums. There is a talk of tiie problem being solved by an award to Cramp on his own design, to be afterward changed back to suit the Secre tary. As this would, in reality, be a return to tin; department's idea, it will be equiva lent to giving Cramp the work on a fictitious bid and forcing him to acknowl edge that he made an excessive estimate ou the plans of the Government. A decision is expected to-morrow, and tliere is almost sure ty ui' music in tho air when it is an nounced." IMPENDING BILLS. Predicted Struggle for Precedence at tho Clcse rf the Silver Debate. Washington. June 15.— Gcueral debate on the silver question is to be closed by tho present order of the Senate at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. When this matter is out of the way a struggle for precedence is probable. Senator Allison says he will ask to have the Legislative, Executive and Judi cial Appropriation liiil considered; Sena tor i'latt wants the bill to admit Wyoming taken up, and Senator Fr.vo will press the shipping bills, li the Wyoming bill is taken up it it understood the Democrats will olfcr a substitute to admit Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and Arizona in a body. By the middle of the week the Republican memoersof the Finance Committee expect to have the Tariff Bill ready. A feeling prevails that the debate on that measure will not bt-giu until some of the measures above referred to are disposed of. The remaining appropriation bills are to be vigorously pushed in the House this week. First the Sundry Civil Appropria tion Bill, followed by the Indian Appro priation liill and the National Bankruptcy Bill. The Election Committee wishes to call np tlio Mississippi case of Chalmers vs. Morgan. The committee- reports iu favor of the Democratic member, and it may act as the softening prelude to an angry debate ol the National Election Bill, wliich is ex pected to follow. 1 'it 1. UUOL. Memorial Frcm ths ConsumTa' Ajiocbtion to ih-> Senate Finance Committee. Boston, June 15.— A memorial in favor of free wool has been sent to the Senate Finance Committee by the Wool Con sumers'Association. It closes thus: "As all the wool grown in the world is now wanted, the American grower could hardly be injured by a readjustment of values. If, at the worst, his product should fall slightly iu price, he would be compensated soon by a larger and more certain demand from stimulated and increased manufacture. Hie half-breed mutton sheep wool in the warp works admirably with rejected wools, fibers and Montevideo llcecesin tilling. Thus mut ton Hocks would be stimulated through the importation of free raw materials, and American consumers of wools and worsteds would get better fabrics at prices generally lower. ' A Civil Ensrineer'g Suic de. ■ Washington, June 15.— Captain Clance A. Clark, a well-known civil engineer, com niltted suicide to-day. The cause was nerv ous prostration, superinduced by overwork. LIFE-SAVLNG SERVICE. Snms Fnct* About the Bouts nml Those Who Man Ih. in. From IS7I dates the beginning of the pres ent Life-saving. Service of the United States. The service was now, through the influence ol Hob. S. Kimball aud lion. S. S. Cox thoroughly organized, and the stations maimed and officered by those best fitted for tills perilous work. Men, strong, able bodied anil accustomed to the sea, were ap pointed, regardless of their political views. Hi us the little seed sowu by these men of Cape Cod, fostered by the Massachusetts Humane Society aud by the National Government, has con tinued to grow, until it has developed into this grand and noble work, extending as It does along the coasts washed by the Atlan tic and Pacific oceans and the shores of tho Great Lakes and the Gull of Sfoxico. The total number of stations in commission for the year ending June SO, 1888, was '_'i!5— 173 on the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf Coast, 7 ol tho I'aeifin Slope, 44 on the borders of tho Great Lake9 and 1 at the Falls of the Ohio KlVst at Louisville, Ky. The life-boats iu general use on the Xew Jersey coast are U.it-bottomed, and tho stern uot as sharp as tho stem. Some are fitted with air-eliambers. while others ar« fitted with air-tiyht copper t:\nks at each end. The boats used on the Great Lakes and fa iiir Coast are larger and more com plicated in their build, double-ended and deep, and supplied with two masts. They are, by their peculiar construc tion, self-bailing and seli-rightitie — the former power obtained by a heavy false iron keel; and the latter, by the inside ar rangement of the boat, which consists of air-, ham' crs placed along the sides and ends, relieving tubes aud ballast, consist ing of water-tight oases packed with cork, placed at midships, aud a scuttle at each to admit a free current of air under the water-tight deck. Along the outside of all life-boats, attached to the gun wale, Is a large roll of cork, to make the boat buoyant. In niacy cases to this roll of cork are fastened life-lines looped ud iu festoons, to which a person in the water can cling. Some of the festoons are made so long that one overboard can easily step into them and unaided crawl into the boat.— From "The United States Life-sav ing Service," by William Wallace Johnson, Iu New England Magazine for April. Clnlmlnc All Legal I ti vi I pl'". "Are you guilty or not guilty?" said the Court sternly to Alphouse Goslean Monday inorning. "Et us not for me to sny zat, sair," replied Alphon.se with considerable style, in spito of the fact that the mud clung to his hair and his clothes in a most demoralized con dition. "If yon please, sair, 1 will request you make ze change of venue and allow ze writ of habeas corpus to operate for me." "What's tliat?" returned the Court, with amazement. "You want a change of venue and a writ of habeas corpus?" "Sair, you tink 1 vas one geese, I pre sume. Now you preccive I have connas ulnce— what you call ze savee. Yes, uion simir, 1 demand nil HM things zat ze law give to me, also zo trial by ze jury— you com prehend, eh?" '•Well, weil," said the Court, very much perplexed, "ynu want everything there is m th ti code. Well, 1 will give you something that isn't in tlie code. Five dollars and cuits. Take- him away."— lielliughaio Bay Keveilie. A Vinderljill na it Il»i>kwu7in. George Vanderbtlt is a sliui-butlt, pallid faced uian of retiring manner, ivnh bluish gray e>i-i and ■ brown mustache, lie is only uiue-and-tnenty ami the master of 910,000,000, j et he eschews society uud leads the life of a conscientious professional bookworm, pouring over moldy aud obscure yet priceless editions of the classics iu the luxuriant library of his Fifth-avenue man sion. Ho has a pretty turn for art, which, however, does not prevent his attending the German opera on occasions, and he is an expert canoer. He Is not particularly robust, but being a bachelor, he la the cvnoaure of all the match-making mammas about town, to whom he gives a wide berth, and is building a home in North Carolina which promises to be a revelation. He is said to be writing a historical novel.—Chi cago Herald. EDUCATED FARMERS. Sermon DeliYered Before the Massachusetts Agricultural Graduating Class. Am hurst, June 15.— sermon before the graduating class at the Massachusetts Agricultural College was delivered by Pro fessor C. S. Walker. His topic was "Doty of Educated Farmers." l'rofessor Walker said: FACING A CRISIS. Heietofore In all parts of Ibe world the farmer lias been no mutch fi>r bis adversary. He has never lielu his own auaiDsl the soldier or prlesi, agalust the politician oi 'statesman, Iu ancient limes lie w:is a slave, lu the middl • ages a serf aud lu iiie uineteentn century lie Is slave, serf, peasant or propri etor, according to locatiou. American fanners, at a class, are lace lu faco with a crisis. They Dave subdued a continent and furnished raw inatet for our factories, bread for our opera tives and niaulioud for our civilization. They have sustained the iiallou's credn with their liuid-eanieU dollars, rescued endangered liberty ntihiheir conscientious ballots, and defended, time and iii;iiiii, the stars and. stripes will] their loyal blood. • . OKUAMZATION" A>D 00-OFEKATION. Vigorous ill body, strong 111 character, striking iu Individuality which savors ol home, massive iu coininon-seiise, ferule lu resources, devout be lleveis in I'luviaeuce, the fanners uf Ainenca will ni-ver allow themselves to be overwhelmed by the late that kuuK the tillers of the Mill in India, lu Egypt and hi Europe. I'iom all mi of. lliH . laud farmers are cumlng together. Organization and co-operation are Ihu woudeilul Ideas that have aw.ikeued llii'in as never btrfoie. They are KU'i'hiK bauds with a gilp that means Bomeiulug, compar ing way* and means, uniting upon ends to be pained. They demand for Iliemselves and llieir children education equal lu Hie best, and tliey laslsl ui ou a lair share of the motlls uf American Industry, clalmhm that no State can lonu' uxi-t In which the tillers of Uir soil bear must of the burdeus and share little of the bless ings of advauciuK civilization. AN J.MI'KItATIYK DUTY. But they are In danger ol making mistakes Id tht- Bti uu^le tliat shall turn back tho progress ol the iiioV' weut. iliey ueinauu leaders. Jo sup ply llils Ueinaod Is tlie imperative duty of the eilucßted tanner. WUatswver ol bodily vlcor. mental power and muial heroism educated faiineis liava acquired (rum ancestors, college or university, lie win need, that he m.iy cuusecratc himself to Hie great wotk ol xtrenitlhenlug his biethren, the tanners ol America, so thai they shall ever remain the Immovable foundation o( this, the only republic whose empire lias not beeu rapidly undermined. ' ' GLADSTONE'S SUCCESS. His Great Capacity for Work and I'm- digfous Memory. Mr. Gladstone's remarkable success in life has been due in no small degree to his health, his capacity for work and his pro digious memory. When one sees him now, one sees a venerable ligure, bearing the marks of ace. The outer skin of the face is almost like parchment, so pale is It and finely lined. But twenty years ago when I first saw him, he was a splendid-looking man, the very picture of health. Not an ounce of superfluous flesh or fat on his body; all well preserved and in perfect condition. From his earliest days his health has been marvelous, lie could sleep at any moment, casting aside easily the weight of public cares, and slum bering as softly as a little child. Like Sir Walter Raleigh, he could " toil terribly" ; and like all Sist-Class statesmen, he lias been endowed with a good memory. A tiriend told me that at a dinner party a few years ago at Oxford, at which Mr. ""Gtirdsto-ne was present; the conver SHliao happened to turu upon some obscuru matter connected with the incomes of some of the Oxford colleges, about which noue but an expert could be expected to kuovv. The experts present, however, know noth ing, while Mr. Gladstone came out with the desired information. The same Informant told me that a friend happened to call in on Mr. Gladstone two or three days after the Revised Version of the New Testament came out. Mr. Gladstone had been through the new veision, comparing it critically with the original Greek text, and spoke learnedly on the subject. Yet he was then in his sixty-third or sixty-fourth year, and held the double oflire 01 Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Excheque, and was holding the threads of debate in the House of Commons every night. Kven now he can repeat much of Hoicer and Dante by heart, iio has recently given a Freuch speech in Paris and several Italian speeches in Italy, and in evey case without previous prepaiation. Fur a leisured man to do this at all is not easy. Fur a busy man. with the affairs of the creat globe in his mind, a man arrived at four-score years, to do it well, is little short of the marvellous. —From "William E. Gladstone," by William Clarke, in New Eu glaud Magazine for April. FROM MILLIONAIRE TO BURGLAR. A Brnllier of the Late Governor Owsley Sent to I'riton f r Five Yenrs. A special dispatch from St. Joseph, Mo., to the Chicago Inter-Ocean cf March 2!>th, says: John Owsley, a man 70 years old, was to-day sentenced to the State Peniten tiary on a charge of burglary. Owsley's history is romantic. He is a brother of the late Governor William Owsley of Kin tueky, one of the most famous men of the State. Ihe convicted man was one of the richest men in this section ten years ngo, his wealth beiug piaced at over Sl.OtM',ooo. He is the father of two beauti lul daughters, Kose and Mary, 80 and 18 years ol age. U« met reverses and lost his entire fortune and disappeared from the community, lie appeared in St. Joseph again a year ago, and soou afterward a series of burglaires was inaugu rated. The robbers were known as the "Auger" gand. and entered buildings by boriDg auger-holes above the door locks. The police captured the en tire gang six week ago. Owsley, his two pretty daughters, a man named Wingerleu and a criminal known as "Searefaeed Char lie," as disgusting looking a person as wus ever seen, were its members. The mau Charlie has nouosejoneeye is gone.two great scars give his face a hideous appearance, and one ear has been bitten off, but still pretty Hose loves him, and says sire will plead guilty if he is convicted that she may be contiued within the samo walls that he is. Owsley refused to divulge the story of his life for the last ten years, but it is be lieved that ho has trained his daughters to crime. He wept piteously when sentenced. The girls have secured a change of venue. Mlnernl Krmmrrr* nf l'eraia. A well-known authority on Persinn min eral resources is said to be General A. Iloutuin Schiudle, who served tho Shah for a srreat many years. Many of his reports have been published by the Vienua Geologi cal Institute. The four most valuable min erals in Persia are coal, iron, copper and lead, while it has been ascertained that there are large deposits of the purest cetro leum in Southwest Persia. In the north a coal-field of great extent has been proved to exist iu the neighborhood of Teheran. The coal tins been tested, and ex perts affirm that it will bear comparison not unfavorably with the best English coal. Another coal field of excellent quality has more recently been discovered in the Git-akim Hills, less than fifty miles from iiushire. English coal at that ixirl sells at an average price of 43s 4 1 per ton, aud it is computed that Per sian coal could be sold there, leaving a large profit. The total urea covered by the coal-fields of Persia 19 believed to be vast. Nor are the iron mines less promising than coal. Those in the vicinity of Teherau aro very rich, tho ore containing about 70 per cent of metal, aud they are situate within half a miln of the coal-field. Iron does not seem confined to one spot, iron and coal occurring iu juxtaposition throughout the hills skirting the road from the capital to Kazyin, or even lurther west. Much of the Persian iron is noted as containing hardly any sulphur aud no phosphorus.— From Uradstreet's. Murray Lillard aud Lewis Fergles were related uy marriage ami lived on adjoining farms on Hi,; Elk Creek, Oregon, until May 31st. Fergles wns building a feuce when his father-in-law tried to stop operations with a rifle. His Brat shot missed when Fergles took a hunt with his gun and put two bullets into I.iil-ud's breast, killiug him. The deceased was a veteran of the Mexican war. Ouida and Patti have earned more money than auy oilier two wuiueu of the century. OVER THE FALLS. A Dentist's Experiment Results in Two Deaths. His Ferry-Boat Refused to Work and Was Overturned by a Strong Current. Peter Brunbardt Killed in a Row at a Wood- Choppers' Camp Near Boulder Creek — Tacoma's Fire. Special Dispatches to The Morxino Call. Spokane Falls, June 15.— The Spokane River secured two more victims to-day in Dr. Calvin li. Gardiuer, who is considered one of t lie most skillful dentists in the Northwest, and a popular citizen, who re sided iu the eastern part ol the city. In order to reach the cars, for his own con venience in crossing downtown to his office, a distance of about three miles, lie rigged a ferry-boat with a cable and windlass. To day, with his hostler, John Fraser, he made a trial over his new ferry. The apparatus worked satisfactorily and upon the return trip a son of F. M. Tull, one of the wealthiest citizens of .Spokane Falls, asked for permission to cross the river with them. In midstream the windlass re fused to work and in a second the bont was capsized by the terrific current. P'raser managed to swin ashore ai:d looked about for his companions, but there was nothing visible in the dashing foam. The doctor and boy had been carried over the falls. The Knights of Pythias held a special meeting and detail members to patrol the river day ana night in search of the doctor's body. lls leaves a widow and daughter 19 years old. A FATAL FIGHT. Fetor Brunhardt X ! i; Mr: Another Has Eeri- ously Wrucded. Santa Cr.vz, June 18.— A row occurred at a wood-choppers' camp about five miles above Booldei Crcrk this afternoon result ing in the death of one man aod the serious wounding of one other. From the meager details to be gained by telephone, the cause of tlie fracas cannot be ascertained to-night. The man who was killed was Peter Brun hardt, a cousin of the Wielar.ds of .San Fran cisco. "Bud" Matjn, a woodsman, was wounded, but it Is not believed seriously. The men at the camp were mostly Italians. The Sheriff and Coroner have repaired to the scene of the tragedy. COTFFK QUIT. A Pr:z:-Fight With an Unsatisfactory Con- Sacramento, June 15.— The tip was given out yesterday that there was to be a prize-fight early this morning at a resort on ttie Riverside roau, and quite a crowd as sembled to witness it. The combatants were Jim Hall, the ebony-skinned bruiser, and Ed Cnffe, who fought Tom Avery in ban Francisco, when the latter died in the ring lnst year. Five rounds were fouglit be twoen then when Cuff? refused topo on be cause there was not monev enough in sight. Han Drowned. Stocktox, June 15.— Robert Pinkney, a salojnkeeper, was drowned in Stockton Channel, opposite tlie steamboat landing, early this morning. He was to be one of a large fishing excursion party and cot into a small duck-boat to paddle across the chan nel to where the tug lay. He lost his bal ance, fell in ami wa« drowned before help could reach him. His body was recovered, lie leaves a lar^e family. Fire at Taccma. Tacoma, Juue 13. — A fire this morning destroyed tlie building occupied by the Tacoma Cracker Factory on C street and gutted the adjoining frame lodging-house. The total loss is S2»,(KX); insurance 517,000. ACTS ITS SOSti. The Curious Ilnbit of the WliHe-Bnuded afsekroff-Btrd. The white-bunded mocking-bird of South ern South America— the fiucst feathered melodist in the woild— is one of the species that accompany music with appropriate motions. And just as its song is, so to speak, inspired and an improvisation, un like any song the bird has ever uttered, so its motions all have the same character of spontaneity aud follow no order and yet have a grace and pas sion and a perfect harmony with the music unparalleled iimong birds possessing a similar habit. While suiting he passes from bush to bush, sometimes delaying a few moments on aud at others just touching the summits aud at times sinking out of sight in the foliage, then in tbtt excess of rapture soaring vertically to si height of a hundred feet, with measured wing beats like those of a heron or mourning suddenly in a wild, hurried zigzns, then slowly circling downward to sit at last with tail outspread fan wise and vans, glistening white in the sunshine, expauded and vi brating or waved languidly up and down, with n motion like that o£ a broad-winged butterliy at rest on a flower.— Longman's Magazine. An Instrument That Think*. With the month of April began the use Dy the Signal Service of what is knuwn as the " Triple S«lf-Kegister," an ingeniously constructed instrument, the principal part of which is a cylinder revolved by a cluck. Around this cylinder is wrapped a sheet of paper with the proper lieadiugs printed. Upon the right haud side four kevs are placed, that print every five minutes the letter to indicate the direction of wind at that time. For instance, if thu wind was from the north at the end of tach live min utes a key would drop upon the paper slowly passing underneath, and print the letter " n." If from the northwest, uotii "n" and "w" would bo printed. The pen cil to record the velocity is the same as is in common use OC anemometers, and the rain fall register works on the same principle. Whenever .05 of an inch of rain falls in the rain gauge outside, this instrument, placed on tic office table, iimkcs a pencil mark to indicate the fact Thus it will be seen that all data concerning wind and rtin is com municated from the roof or other place where the instrument for measuiing rain, velocity and direction are located, by elec tricity to the self-registering instruments in the office. To see the working of this instrument is well worth a visit to the big nal Olliee.— St. Paul Pioneer Press. Steps lit the ivkmg Palace. The stone steps leadine up to the lal ho Gate of the palaco of Peking, wtiioh was recently destroyed by fire, were ot marble, described as white jade of the Han danasty, excavated from the quarry of somo yearn ago, says the lloiueward Mai), an English paper, published in China. The stone balustrade before and behind the gate was of the same valuable stone, and the same was the case witn the Chaoeth and Chentus gates. Eight or nine tenths of these stones were split by the beat of the conflagration, and as no such material had been obtained from the quarries for seventy or eighty years, the officials in charge of the repairs now in progress were sorely perplexed to obtain it, knowing that similar old stones would cost 20 taels each, and that at that price even they could not get a sufficient quantity for the work. The stone builders • Yung-t' shau" and others who have the contract have now luckily discovered stones like the old Han ones in a hill to the north of Keichow, inShun-tlen Prefecture, Chihll, lieaT Poking, and anumber of these are now stored outside tho Tunghua Gate of Pe kin, ready for use. The find is considered a happy omen, and people are saying that earth does not conceal her treasures when a good sovereign i.s on the throne. Foiit'i Lone Fitit. On February 19th a live cat was dug out of a ruined building in Lynn, Mass. It is now known beyond a doubt that this ani ninl had been confined in the ash-pit of an oUI-fashioD-d brick oven ever since the fire, November 26, 18HJ. Instances ol cats liv ing without food or drink uuv* been cnron PRICE FIVE CENTS. lcled, but this one seems to have disUnced all others. The old oveu has not been used for over forty years, consequentlj nothing remains there for fodder. It may have been that mice and rats were confined with kitty and she made herself comfort able while, they lasted. The place where the cat was confined is such that, when tlm smoking debris fell at the time of the lire, the hottest of the ruins were only a few feet distant. The animal, when released, could only walk a few steps at a time with out falliug over on her side.— N. Y. World. WAGNEKIANISM. The I'.irt It Will I*l. iy In 111" Munlc ol the Futnre. No matter what function music may be called upon to perform, whether it be to appeal to our emotions and imagination as pure form and color in the symphony or sonata or to heighten aud idealize the ex pression of poetry in the song, the cantAta or tho lyric drama. It would be contrary to every known law of nature for It to relinquish any principle of orftanto structure that has beeu evolved from us own substance, and in accordance witli its own laws. This or that particular musical forci may become extinct and make way for others in the general and unceasing struggle for existence and only the fittest will survive, and wha is h'tto-day may be unlit to-morrow. But the great principle of musical form and organism of some sort is eternal; and, if wa may trust the lesson of the past, the evolu tion of the future will Mill be one from sim pler to mure complex nnd moreJiiglily organ ized forms. Just as the lack of musical organ ism in the old Florentine .style representative was soou felt to lie a weakness and not a source of strength, iu the lyric drama, so will the similar lack of musical organism in tlm Wagneriao music-drama bo found to be a weakness, and, in lime, be cured by a new formal evolution of some sort. Wagner's famous dictum, that the com poser iu lyric drama must remember not to be too musical, will give way tu V<>'i Billow's far truer and piofounder counter apopbtbegm, that a composer cannot, in any case, possibly be musical enough. A. eertaln German critic once said that, what ever might be thought of Wagner, he whs indisputably the gate through which the futum path of tne lyric drama lay. Yes, but the lyric drama must pa*s through this gate; stop at it it cannot.— From " Wagner ianiHiu aud the Italian Opera," by \V. F. Authuip ia April Scribner. CKAI'KED AN EGG ON HIS HEAD. How A D.tzzlfng SenorltA Surprised m Ilirnrii Grnrluitp At a Bill. A. R. dishing, a Harvard graduate, a few weeks ago attended a fashionable ball in tbe City of Mexico— his first in tuatcountiy. A feature of Mexican entertainment* is the cascaron. a prettily decorated eggshell tilled with perfume or bits of gilt paper. Whou a senorita wishes to show a prnferenou for a dancing partner she playfully breaks the cascaron over his head. Mr. Cusliiiig, accompanied by n Mexican friend, was enjoying the ball from a quiet corner of the room when a bewitching seuorita, witli raven hair and roguish eyes, danced up to linn and smashed a. cascaron over His Ijostonian features. The shell was filled with tiny specks of golden paper, which fell in a shower oVer his shoulders. Surprised beyond measure, Mr. dishing sprung to his feet and demanded o( his friend that they instantly leave the place. "What's the matter ?'" asked the Mexican. "borne one threw an egg at me, and I know when I get euougii," replied trie Yankee. Thu unique custom was explained to th« visitor, who, in a few minutes, was waltz ing with the young lady who bad thrown the egg. — Harvard Press. II- Got Ills Cutlet. The Brnzillinn nabob, Baron Fereau, who died not long since, was as miserly in tnlle? as he was extravagant in other direc tions. It was one of his peculiarities never to fee servants, and the waiters of the var ious hotels at which he sojourned were, for that mason, not partial to him. One morn ing while staying at the magnificent Manx Hotel, in Kiodn Janeiro, he came down to breakfast and ordered a cutlet. After ha had eaten it he ordered n second. "Baron." said the head waiter, maliciously, "it's a custom with us never to serve tlie samo course twice at a meal." "Is that so?" said Fereau, and rising from bin seat he left the room. In ten minutes he came back into the diniug room. "Waiter," said he, "I have just bought this hotel and am master here now. As you will not be able to get accustomed to my plan of serving thu guests according to their wishes, you ara dismissed at once." Thereupon lie took up bis napkin again and called to another waiter, "Now, bring me another cutlet." Fell Aiuiii.i: Thtevri. Mr. Williams, the great. English criminal lawyer, hail his collie stolen and had to pay for the dog's return. He said, when talking of tlie dog-thievrs: "I ventured to remark to my two acquaintances that they must Da doing a thriving business, f.'O being a largo sum t<> receive for the restoration of one dog. The answer I received was that It wai 'only two quid apiece, as there are ten of us in it, and it is share and share alike.' I then some what modestly remarked that, knowing who I was, I thought it ratner too bad of them to steal my dog. 'Ah! tint'* the best of it,' said one of them. 'Lnrd. sir, you should have seen how my pal Bill here did laugh.' "Ain't it rather hard." says I, "to take the counselor's dawg?" "Not a bit, Jim," says he, "he's bad a good, lot out of us, snd why shouldn't we get a little out of him?" ' "—Spectator. When Simon Cameron Cut Cor.l w I One day ex-Senator Henry G. Davis was dining in this city with two other important men. lie sat at one end of the table. Simon Cameron of Pennsylvania, wearing tlia honors of sixty years, sat opposite him. At the head of the board was General William T. Sherman, who, while the coffee was being served, began a reminiscence of his sriuy life by saying: "When I was a Lieutenant—" "Come, now, Sherman." interrupted Mr. Davis good-naluredly, "were you ever * Lieutenant?" "l'es, Davis," replied the old soldier, "I was a Lieutenant about the same time you were a biakeimm on si freight-train." "Well, boys," observed the veuerabla Cameron, wlio had listened quietly to all this, "I don't suppose either of you ever cut curdwood for a living, as 1 did.— N. 1". Sun. The Y uk. in Valley of Alaalcn. . In the history of gold mining in tba States and Territories no obstacle was go stubborn that it was uot finally overcome. This, too, will bo the history of the gold fields of Western Alaska. Army officers who have served in tlie Territory Rt various times are now endeavoring to induce Con gress tn authorize an exploration of Uia Yukon Valley from its source to its mouth, and express a willingness to undergo the evident hardships nud privations of sucli an undertaking. The reports of the fertil ity of certnin large portions of that great valley and respecting its agricultural possi bilities are so couflictinz aud uncertain, that it can hardly be reunrded »3 an abso lute waste of money to authorize an intelli gent ■ iti.iai examination of those valleys 10 that end.— Judge J. 11. Keatley in tba Arena. Says the Astorinn: What's the matter with having a Constitutional Convention? Wearing the present State Constitution, is like making a ten-year-old boy wear the tame clothes that tilted him when be was a two-year-old. A Word About Catarrh. "It Is the mucous membrane, that wonderfal seml-flnid envelope surrounding the delicate ilj- sues of the air and food passages, that Catarra makes Its stronghold. Once established. It eats lota the very vitals, aud renders life but a long-ilrawm breath of misery and disease, dulilug the sens* of hearing, trammeling the power of speech, destroy- ing the faculty of smell, tainting the breath, and killing the refined pleasures of taste. Insidiously, by creeping on from a simple cold In the head, it as- saults the membranous lining and envelopes th* bones, eating through the delicate coats and causlnc Inflammation, sloughing and death. Nothing short : of total eradication will secure health to the patient, and all allevlatlves are simply procrastinated sutler Ings, leading to a fatal termination. 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