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In S£"f V&S 4s»! II 3S 3 K.* 1\ Sv & ^r-'j 7 «5C (SR., &' A\ W L* I j¥3- -«s $£* Ft l" srr *5 iff 3?V F'H «Lt a P* 9* 1^ RUDINI'S BREAK. Shown Vp In an \fc, Light bj "-fi, A- ?. &*** Sf?v' WW V-„ A •m fTYAI. Unenviable Mr ^-v^Sfr v%fr^ ,»^ M! Blaine, t# Confronts the Italian Premier With Cold, Hard Facts. A' r- The following dispatch was sent by Secretary Blaine on the 5th inst. DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON, D. C.,"May 5, 1891.—Mr. Porter, American Minister, Home.—A series of statements, addressed to the Mar quis Imperiali by the Marquis di Ru dini, was telegraphed from Rome on the 4th inst., and was published by the Associated Press of the United States. The only part of Marquis di Rudini's communication which this goverment desires to notice is the one here quoted, namely. "I nave now before me a note addressed to you by Secreta ry Blaine April 14. Its persual produces a moBt painful impres sion upon me. I will not stop to lay stress upon the lack of oonformity with diplomatic usages displayed in making use, as Mr. Blaine did not hesitate to do, of a portion ot a telegram of mine communicated to him in strict confidence, in order to get rid of a question clearly defined 111 our official documents which alone possesses adiplomaticvalue." The telegram of March 24, concern ing whose public use the Marquis Rndini complains, is the following, which is quoted in full in my note of April 14, to Marquis Imperiali, charge of Italy at this capital: "Rome, March 24, 1891.—Italian Minister, Washington: Our requests to the federal government are very simple. Some Italian subjects, ac quitted by the American magistrates, have been murdered in prison whils under the immediate protection of the authorities. Our right, therefore, to demand and obtain the punish ment of the murderers and an indem nity for the victims is unquestionable. I wish to add that the public opinion Italy is justly impatient, and if con crete provisions were not at once tak en I should find myself in the painful necessity of showing openly our dis satisfaction by recalling the minister of his majesty from a country where he is unable to obtain justice. Signed. wa8 communicated to me in person by ??, Baron Fava, written in English in his own hand writing, without a sugges tion of privacy, and the telegram has not a single mark on it denoting a con r. fidential character. I have caused a number of copies of the telegram to be forwarded to you today fac simile. -The usual mark for Italic printing was used by me under four lines, as they appear the oopies. You will use the fac similes in such manner as will moBt effectually prove the error into which the Marquis Rudini has fallen. (Signed.) BLAINE. Don't Like His Language. There was a hot scene at the pen sion bureau in Washington, D. C., on the 5ch inst., over the efforts of many old union soldiers to rid themselves v.v of James Wilcox, who occupies a po sition in the mailing rooms. Every old soldier who Buffered the torments •wof Andersonville prison during the war remembers this man Wilcox. He :/j£ .was foremost among the assistants of nl the notorious Capt. Wurz, whose bloody career of starving prisoners culminated in his being hung. There have been many excuses offered for the actions of Wurz, but the old. sol diers have never forgiven him or any L:• of those who assisted him during that dark period. Wilcox is a native of w-Georgia. Through the influence of :VGeorgia politicians he secured a posi tion in the pension office about eight f.~ years ago and by meritorious sar rice gradually increased his pay until it reached $1,800, but his previous history made him a constant target for the veterans and his pay has been cut down four times until it is now $900. But even J&s this reduction-has not satisfied the round a subscription paper for the coming decoration day exercises. Wil •v. cox was among those asked to sub scribe. He considered the request an impertinence and voiced his indigna tion by many hot epithets against the :j."old soldiers who have annoyed him, Mid against the Grand Army in gener id'ir sl It had been arranged that the language of Wilcox should be taken ... down stenographically. Tlielanguage of Wilcox furnished the opportunity the veterans had long sought for get gating rid of him. A complaint was :a-tdrawn up and the exact language of Wilcox inserted. This was laid before Deputy Commissioner Lincoln who had special charge ot complaints Against employes. Mr. Linooln told the committee that if Wilcox used t,he language attributed to him he would be dismissed. As the old soldiers are fortified with the stenograghic notes, *nd are ready to swear to their accur acy, they appear to have succeeded) at last, in ousting the objectionable Wilcox. •. 7 4'7 HV'tf-v* abnsee of foreign immigration. As sistant Secretary Nettleton has'just returned from New York, where he in vestigated the operations of the new immigration law. He learnod that the most reputable companies were honestly endeavoring to limit the in flux of foreigners. Several of the com panies had scattered circulars through out Europe explaining the features of the new law, and some of them had Eack Insulting Soldiers Affr an Pension Ofitce Em ploye* ut a brief summary of the law on the of tickets sold to steerage passen gers. But while reputable companies were doing this, others were acting otherwise. In one case Gen. Nettleton found that a tramp steamer, the "Brittannia," owned oy French par ties but leased to Italians for whole sale immigration purposes to America, was guilty of a flagrant Abuse of its rights. Thegreatestnumberofpassen gers which the "Brittannia" could have carried under our inspection laws was 240, but as a matter of fact her last load 'numbered 1,028 Italians. They were wedged in like cattle on cars. The total equipment of life preservers was 300, and the three rafts and one drag might have saved 200 more in case of accident. This left over five hundred steerage immigrants wholly unprovid ed for by life preservers, raft or other means of safety in case of wreck. The treasury department haa no mcanc of protecting ltseh from such tramp steamers, as our inspection laws gov erning the number of passengers to be carried apply only to vessels which clear from our port and not to those which land here. Mere Is a Brute. Wilmot A. .Lawrence, at one time Mary Anderson's support-, was up in the police station a few days ago in company with a handsome little wo man, who told the following story: "Shortly after New Year's my hus band told me that he was tired of work and that it was my turn to sup port the household for four years. I refused to do what he asked, and he beat me so severely that I was unable to leave my bed for a week. As soon as I was well he began at me again, until in very fear I did what he de manded. After two or three days 1 was so disgusted that Iran away to the only friend I had in New York. I was ashamed to go to my mother. My husband followed me to New York, and- on the evening of March 4 invited me to take a walk and talk over our future pros- Ee RUDINI." The intimation of tie Marquis Di Rudini that the telegram in question was delivered in strict confidence is a total error. As the telegram express ed the demand of the Italian govern ment, it was impossible that Marquis Rudini could transmit it in strict con fidence. As I haye already stated, it VvTm ^TRAAP SIMUMC*. treasury departmentis receiving Information of some^ sensational -J&l* ects. When I refused to lead the life desired, he beat me on the street and left me lying there. I was taken to Bellville nospitai and was in bed ten days. I loved him still, and did not make a complaint against him for fear he would be locked up. When I left the hospital he was waiting for me, and I went home with him to 334 East Thirteenth street. I was too weak to resist him, and since then I have done as he directed." In response to a question from the judge, La'wrence admitted the truth of the charges, but claimed justifica tion on the grouud that he had found his wife with another man. Lawrence was sent to prison for a year and the woman was fined $5 and sent to her mother in Albany. An Incendiary Fire in Rome—Social ists Suspected. Startling rumors are circulating in Rome, Italy, and are causing much alarm at the Vatican and in govern ment circles. The rumors originated after afire which, on the 4th inst., was discovered in the barracks occu pied by the carabineria, a picked body of armed and mounted policemen, or gendarmerie. The flames, in spite of the carabineria, assisted by the troops and the firemen, who were summoned to the scenc, soon spread to the barns, or storehouses, adjoining the carabin eria barracks, where tne stocks oi forage intended for the horses of the carabineria were stored. The stables were soon attacked by the flames, and the terrified horses, liberated with diffi culty by the ttable guard, rushed fran tically down to the banks of the Tiber, where they were afterwards recaptur ed. In the meanwhile the news of the fire had spread throughout Rome, and naturally had reached the Vatican. It is not exactly known in what shape the news of the fire was communicat ed to the Vatican authorities, but in any case it so alarmed them that the entire Swiss Guard was immediately ordered under arms and was kept un dar arms throughout the night. It is now currently reported that the fire which so alarmed the Vatican was un doubtedly of incendiary origin, and that it was the work of the socialist element in the city, which has been doubling up there and elsewhere be fore May day, on 'May day and since that date in various forms and under different disguies. Shot His Own Daughter. A terrible deed was committed at Chicago on the 7th inst. by PoliceOffi cer Hugh Burns, who is probably the murderer of his daughter Iva. Burns has been acting in a peculiar manner Bince the death of his wife, some weeks ago, and when he r^turned home from tne station', on the morning of the tragedy his daughter noticed that his behavior was onusually strange. She questioned him, and in a fit of passion he drew his revolver and fired two shots at the girl. The first bullet en tered the left breast, just above the heart, and will probably prove fatal. The second ball made a slight flesh wound in the thigh. Burns has been on the force a number of years. He was plaioed ander'arrest. Three ikonMnd non-union sen* aro at work in tto ookQ1 region ot Pennajlvftnia, and it ia thoafk^ that unleea the striken return to woric'eooB the 14,000 men a till idle in the region will be forced from thair work, homaa, and even the region. ?£&'• MOB LAW. .-is:- The Report of the Grand Jury on the c' .,Pfew Orleans Xassaere Presented. 1 .1 ***&*? K1.'V Indictments Returned»--The Lynching Held to Hare Been War rantable. The Hatter Discussed at Washing* ton But 5o Action Taken. The report of the New Orleans grand jury upon the Italians was a fruitful theme for discussion among people in Washington, D. 0., on the 6th inst. It may be said that tho findings of the grand jury excited no surprise, for some such conclusion of the case was expected. The attempt to palliate the infraction by the law by offsetting the alleged attempts at jury fixing is deprecated by the legal minds of the department, but thereisa well-defined opmion that on the whole, the out come of the case will be beneficial in its effect upon the turbulent foreign elements in the United States, inas much as it will make clear to them the fact that they cannot reiy upon treaties to escape responsibility to the great public for their unlawful acts. The report of the grand jury will, it is expected, reach Secretary Blaine in the course of time and figure in the official corre spondence between the United States ana Italy. There is reason to believe that in some details it differs from the report made to the departmentof jus tice by District Attorney Grant, and notably in the matter of the nation ality of the victims. The grand jury's report found that eight of them were naturalized American citizens and that one had declared his intention to bfcome naturalized. District At1 torney Grant, it is believed, found that one of the victims was of Italian nationality, but was an escaped con vict, and that another's nationality was so doubtful a3 to make it unsafe to hazard an opinion. So, at any rate, the Italian complaint will be narrowed down to at least two per sons—one an escaped convict— for, although the United States has no naturalization treaty with_ Italy, the last named nation has invariably, through comity, re cognized our naturalized citizens as free from amenability to their native country. When the case of these two victims is considered, the question will immediately arise. Were the treaty stipulations with Italy broken? This question is likely to figure in the correspondence between the two na tions, as soon as the Italian govern ment will fall reasonably into the dip lomatic method of treating a subject, respecting which they take issue with another nation. Unless it appears clearly that the treaty has been vio lated, the Italian case falls to the gound and the leading diplomatic minds of the state department main tain that this fact cannot be made to appear. The treaty guarantees Ital ian citizens in this country the same rights and privileges and immunities as are enjoyed by our own citizens, and it is asserted that if any Italian subjects were killed at New Orleans, they" had the same measure of protection that was ac corded to the American subjects who were killed at the same time and for the same reason and by the same per sons. Moreover, their families may claim indemnity if it appears that they are damaged. The same measure of vengeance might have been inflicted upon native citizens of the United States, and altogether it is not clear that the yictims failed in any de gree to receive the protection guaranteed by treaty, which, it may be said, does not and cannot in sure the lives of foreigners. In Secre tary Blaine's absence there has been no action taken on the correspondence. It is learned that Mr. Porter, our min ister at Rome, applied to the depart ment of state for leave of absence be fore tHe New Orleans affair happened. He has.been constantly on duty since March, 1889—more than two years— and it is cuBtomary for a minister to have leave at least once in & year. Moreover, the sickly season is ap proaching, so that is only probable that his request will be granted, as, indeed, it would already have been the case had not tne trouble reached such an acute phase. Report of the Grand Jury. The report of the grand jury at New Orleans, La., regarding the massacre of the imprisoned Italians on the 14th of March last has been presented. It is a lengthy document and discusses every phase of the trouble exhaustive ly, and also of the causes leading up to it. The existence of the Mafia or ganization and the menace it offers to the maintenance 'if good government is dwelt upon. Referring directly to the lynching the jury reports as fol lows: In the presentation of the main feat ures given to us as evidence, condens ed as far as possibly by the selection of the most important portions of the inquiry, we have reierrod mainly to the evidence bearing upon the trial of the nine accused in section Bof this honorable court but directly connect ed with all those circumstances are the terrible events transpiring on the 14th day of March last—events which iii tnemselves may be charged as di rectly traceable to the miscarriase of justice as developed in the verdict ren dered on March 13. We are deeply impressed with the serious charge delivered by your hon or to this body on the subject, and at no time since nave we lost sight of the necessity for a thorough investigation of ail ,the conditions antecedent to it. .We have, engaged ourselves most as siduou&ly with, the examftiation of a, large number of witnesses, embracing those who woe present at the meeting on Oanal street, in the vicinity of the X* t, -I1- &® ^v parish prison, as well as several hun dred of our fellow citizens taken from every rank and class of society, It is shown in the evidence that the gathering on Saturday morning, March 14, embraced several thou sands of the first, best and moBt law- abiding of the citizens of this city, assembled, as is the right of American citizens, to discuss in public meeting questions of grave import. We find a general sentiment among these wit nesses, and also in our intercourse with the people, that the verdict as rendered Dy.the jury was contrary to the law and the evidence, and secured mainly through the designing and un scrupulous agents employed for the special purpose of defeating the ends ot justice. At that meeting the deter mination was shown that the people would not submit to the surrender %f their righte into the hands of the mid night assassins and their powerful allies. The late assassination of the late chief of poliece shows TTTK CULMINATION OF A CONSPIRACY. His death was deemed necessary to prevent the exposure and punishment of criminals whose guilt was being fast established by his diligent pursuit. The condition of affairs in this com munity as to a certain class of viola tors of the law had reached such a state that the law itself was well nigh powerlesj to deal with them, so far reaching was their po w er and influence in the trial of criminal cases. Good citizens were profoundly im pressed 'oy the repeated and signal failures of justice. The art of the per jurer and briber seemed to dominate in the courts, paralyzing and render ing powerless the ends of justice. Cer tainly this was a desperate situation. In the public meeting above referred to—general and spontaneous in char acter as, truly indicating an uprising of the masses—we doubt if any power at the command of the authorities would have been sufficient to over come its intentions. Evidence is before us from official sources that eleven perons were killed in the attack on the parish prison. In the careful examination as to citi zenship of those men we find that eight of them were beyond doubt American citizens, and another had 'declared his intention" in this court, which carried with it the renunciation of allegiance to his native, country. It is a noteworthy fact in connec tion with the uprising that no injury whatever was done to either person or property beyond the one act which seemed to have the object of the as semblage at the parish prison. We haye referred to the large num ber of citizens participating in this demonstration as estimated by judges at from 6,000 to 8,000 and is regarded as a spontaneous uprising of the peo ple. The magnitude of this affair makes it difficult to fix the guilt up on any number of the participants— in fact, the act seemed to involve the entire people of the Parish and city of New Orleans, so profuse is their sym pathy and extended their connection with the affair. In view of these considerations the ^thorough examination of the subject has failed to disclose the necessary facte to justify this grand jury in pre senting indictments. Respectfully sub mitted: George H. Vennard, O. Carri ere, David Stuart, G. A. Hoosett, Jr., E. Gauche, S. R. Graham, T. W. Cas tleman, W. L. Saxon, C. LaFaye, John Jackson, Paul J. Christian, Emile E. Hatrey, A. S. Ranlett. H. Haller, W. B. Leonard, W. H. Chaffee, Foreman. A Coming Sensation. Newport is to have a sensation this summer. It is authentically stated that the beautiful and celebrated daughters of Lord Dufferin, Beartrice and Adelaide, are to grace this famous resort with their presence this coming season. It will be remembered that Beat rice's beautiful dark eyes have played havoc lately with the heart of Albert, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. What it will amount to is as yet a matter of conjecture in England. The young ladies are acknowledged to be the most beautiful in all Europe, and there will be not a little excitement in the hearts of our American belles over their coming. They are exquisite dressers, and their costumes will be marvels of curiosity. Unlike most ladies, they know exactly what is suited to them, Some time ago they sent for the chief designer of the Paris house of the New York and Paris Young Ladies' Fashion Bazar, and selected 40 cos tumes each, the oost of which will amount to thousands of pounds. Through the courtesy of these young ladies we have been permitted to copy from The New York and Paris Young Ladies' Fashion Bai&r two of their most exquisite costumes, which ap pear as figures 3 and 4 on tne colored plates of the May number ot this mag asine, just out, and for which the pub lisher has issued, the name of the American ladies, a card of thanks. It is ramoied that thePrincel may follow the young ladies, to Newport this sum mer. The New York and Paris Young Ladies' Fashion Bazar has the exclu sive right to publish each month at least one or more of the costumes in which the ladies Beatrice and Adeliade will appear. No Trace of Arsenic. Dr. Dickore of Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 9th inBt., finished his analysis of the viscera of Mr. W. B. Snook' the bridegroom who died there from the effects of poisoned food be had eaten at his wedding dinner at-Louisville. As stated in the telegrams a few days ago the analysis showed no metalic poison except copper. The doctor adds that if the victim was poisoned by arsenic, it might have oeen thrown off during his illness. Dre. Mitchell and Hyndman, the patient's physicians, are ot the opinion that he was poison ed by arsemo. Tbe chemist fonnd by 'Marah'B test very BmaUspecksof what might be arsenic, bat they did not yield to the test for that pouon. TIMBER LAWS. Commissioner Carter Issues Orders to Hare the Timber Laws Put Into Effect. Settlers in the Northwestern States May Cut Timber From Pub lic Lands. Privileges Subject to Restriction Timber Can Ooly Be Cut For Pergonal Use. Commissioner Carter, of the general land office, with the approval of Secre tary .Noble, has issued to registers and receivers an important circular letter of instruction, which shall govern in carrying into effect the sections of the general land act of March 1, 1891, re lating to the cutting of timber from the public lands. These sections only apply to the states of Colorado, Mon tana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nevada, the Territory of Utah and the District of Alaska. The important features of the circular are the following: Settlers upon the public lands, min ers, farmers and other bona fide resi dents in either of the states, district or territory named in this act, who have not a sufficient supply of timber on their own claims or lands tor fire wood, fencing or building purposes, or for necessary use in developing the mineral or other natural resources of the lands owned or occupied by them, are permitted to procure timber from the public lands strictly for the pur poses enumerated in this section, but not for sale or disposal, or use on other lands or by other persons but this section shall not be construe.! to give the right to cut timber on any ap propriated or reserved public lands and the secretary of the interior reser ves the right to prescribe or revoke such privileges. Persons, firms or corporations who desire to cut timber from public lands for purposes ot merchandise, or for any other use whatsoever, other than as defined in sections 2, 3 and 4 of these regulations, must first submit an application therefor, in writing, to the secretary of the interior, designat ing the lands by sections, township and range, if surveyed and, if unsur veyed, describing the lands by natural boundaries and the estimated number of acres therein. They must also de fine the character of the land, and the kinds of trees or timber growing there on, giving an estimate as to the quan tity of each kind, stating which par ticular kind or kinds they desire au thority to cut or remove, and the specified purpose or purposes for which the timber or product thereof is required. The application must be sworn to, and witnessed by not less than four reliable and responsible citizens of the state, district or terri tory in which the land is situated, and who reside in the locality of the par ticular laud described. The petitioner or petitioners should also submit, with the application, such evidence as can be produced to conclusively show that the preserva tion of tht trees or timber on theland described is not required for the pub lic good, but that its use as lumber or other product and for the purposes named in the application is a public necessity. If deemed for tne public interest the desired permission will be granted. In order that farmers who desire to have the forests preserved in the in terests of water supply for irrigation, and all others having adverse inter ests, may have due notice of such ap plications, the parties making the ap plication shall cause to be published at least once a week, tor tnree con secutive weeks, in a newspaper of gen eral circulation in the state, district or territory, and also a newspaper in the county, or, where there 'is more than one county, in each of the coun ties wherein the land is situated, and a printed copy of the published notices must be submitted with the application, together with the affi davit of the publisher or foreman of each newspaper attached thereto, showing that the same was successive ly inserted the requisite number of times and the dates thereof. The cutting or removing of any tim ber from public lauds described in an application, bv or for the applicant, before the authority has been official ly granted by the secretary of the in terior, will render the party so offend ing liable to prosecution for trespass and subject his .application to rejec tion. Saw mill owners, lnmber dealers and others who in any manner cause or procure timber to be cut or removed from any public lands, in violation of law or the rules and regulations, wheth er directly, by men in their employ, or indirectly through contract, or by pur chase, are equally guilty of trespass with the individuals who actually cut or remove such timber, and are alike liable to criminal prosecution. A Chicago Man Missing. John S. Simon, senior member of the firm of J. Simon & Co., 88 Fifth avenue, haa disappeared- Simon left home more than a week a^o, to go to his place of business. He is a manu facturer of plate matter tor newspa pers using what is known as "patent insides." In a letter which he left ad dressed to his wife he says: "I am tired of living, and the smooth, glassy waters of the lake offer to my weary brain a haven of rest. Ere you read this I shall have passed to the realms unknown. I intend jumping into the lake. Uood-byeand God bless yon. John." Every effort has been made to keep the matter from the public, Mrs. Simon even refusing to notify the police, hoping that her husband would returh. No return from the miaaing man has yet been received. It is said that Simon has been gambling lately and lost heavily. Iff! ^w. Capt. Yeney's Crime. Officers of the navy at London Eng., are highly indignant at Capt. Verney for having used an honorably dis charged seaman, who had served un der him, as an innocent tool in hie in famous bus ness of decoying young women. The seaman alluded to, Rot ert Russell, was induced to allow his house to be used as a place for receiv in» letters addressed to Verney in his' false names of Wilson and Bonard. In one of Verneys letters to his agent? in crime, Madame Eugenie Rouilles, he says of a certain book: "You Know it is considered such a naughty book that in America it is not allowed to be sold. Myself cannot see that it is so very naughty." The police claim to have evidence in about forty cases against Verney. Expulsion from par liament will doubtless follow convic stion. Disturbing the Money Market. An increase of the bank of England rate is likely, in iew of the probable withdrawal of gold. Russia, angrv with the Rotchchilds' action, is calling in balances in European capitals. The bourses are much disturbed, re membering the result of such recalls in the cases of the Comptoir Escompte and the Barings crisis. The leading bankers are less apprehensive, know ing that such vindictive action will endanger any future Russian loan, while Russia knows that stocks are too heavily held in Europe and that the Rotchschilds'action wiil cause a permanent depreciation. A Gladstonian Victory. The result of the election held a few days ago for a succeessor to parlia ment to the lt te Mr. Edward Greene, who represented the Stowmarket or Northwest division of Suffolk, shows that the Gladstonians Dave won an other victory. Baron Stern (Glad stonian) received 4,346 votes Mr. Greene (conservative) received 4,131 votes. The late member Mr. Edward Greene, was a progressive conserva tive and a well known brewer of St. Edmunds. At the last election in the Stowmarket division the late Mr. Greene received 3,900 votes to 3,362 cast for the Gladstone liberal candi date, Mr. Edward, of North Buxton, whom he defeated. Where Does Light Go! The question put where a trans parent surface has been made translu cent, as in the case of a cut, frosted or ground surface given to glass, is ap plicable to light generally. Where does light so? I 'J #5 $ I $• What becomes of tne darting, shooting, piercing ray? These questions are equally to the point, whether we accept the theory ot emis sion or of undulation, bat particular ly as to the latter. To obtain as full a comprehension of the simple object as possible, let us. for the moment, consider that the expression of movement of light is in a right line—a right line only. This is an effect on the senses which we may say we know practically. Un disturbed, so far as we can calculate, the movement will go on indefinitely and forever but when disturbed, we call the manifestation deflection (bent as to course), refraction (brok en as to course, or a violent deflec tion), and reflection (doubled back as to course, or the most violent action to which light is susceptible). Now, if we imagine light to be a sol id bar, we will- observe, on the basis of what is here advanced, that it might preform all the movements that we are ascribing to a single ray of light, and if properly projected, as light is, it might go on indefinitely, bending, coiling and twisting through all creation. But we always conceive the idea of light by multiples—we speak of a ray when we really mean a whole bundle of rays, how many it is ever impossible to enumerate. So, continuing the figure of the bar, let us fill our horizon with an infinite quan tity of bars, projecting from an ever lasting and ever-moving force, as they go on bending, coiling and twisting," until the sphere of our surrounding is filled and bar meets bar, each with the projection ot the other, derived from the same imperial source, and propelled by the same majestic^ energy. Where do the bats go? On the light principle they cease to be bars, as] light ceases'. to be light when motion becomes rest. With no means of progress or continu ance except upon each other, we have come to the inevitable halt of the senses over the conception of an ir- 1 T* $ r4 1 "•J 1 resistible force and an indestructible- body, for bar thus circumstanced can not displace bar, and with the cessa tion of action the bars are no more on the princiDle of light. It is the Greek of nature meeting Greek with the natural product of nihilism after /f action. In this way light is said tor.j be decomposed. The same analogy may be carried into our conception of sound, where two identical vibrations neutralise each other and produce silence, and? the same with air—the same with wa-" ter. Then may we not account for the loss of light as exhibited by the pro to meter in transmission, througn a mass of prisms and reflecting surfaces, of the ground glass or the frosted globe, as perfectly natural? For, in the passage, raj^has met ray and" be come extinct. This wanare is eternal —it is going on everywhere. Other wise the universe would be all light, ind primal sources would be in no way needed to combat the ever lasting tendency to what is darkness to the senses. Thus then we may reasonably con clude that the loss which «re exper ience in transmission of light issimply a constant tendency of one ray to kill another as nothing else can, and as the prisms and surfaces are multipli ed the loss IB increased, and vice versa. Such at least appears to be the law of the elements that are inherent in mat ter and of a primary charactajr.-j-J. A., Price, Amer. Gas Light Jour.