VOLUME LXVIH-NO. 16.
The President and the Silver
Senators fflio Ha?e Agreed to Yote for a
Eelief That the Problem Will Ee Satis
factorily Solved Before
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
WRECKED THE OFFICE.
Anarchiita Wre-.k Vengeance on a Paris
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
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
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.
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
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
" 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
"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!"
He boshed for a moment, but suddenly
"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
Twenty-fiYe Persons More or Less Seri
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.
V olation of the He I'.th Ordinance by a CM-
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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.
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
Bills O?er Which There Will Be a Struggle
The Admission of Wyoming — Appropria
tions—The Mississippi Contested
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
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
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.
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
"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
'•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
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
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
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. ' '
His Great Capacity for Work and I'm-
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
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
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
A FATAL FIGHT.
Fetor Brunhardt X ! i; Mr: Another Has Eeri-
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The I'.irt It Will I*l. iy In 111" Munlc ol
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
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 *
"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
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
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