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Society of Christian Endeavor—In Ses sion In Minneapolis, Minn., On the 9th Inst. Estimated That 12,000 Delegates Were Present From A11 Portions of tlio Count rr. Eicqumt iddrrsscsllivcroii--'Olllcors Reports Listened to and Acted Up on*"Songs and Praises. Thursday, July 9, was the day so long looked for by that portion of the millionjof young and old people form ing the Y. P. S. C. E., who were enabled to attend the convention of 1891 in Minneapolis, Minn. The weather was propitious, and a typical western summer day was presented to the view of the thousands on the trains landed in the city. Train after train threw their loads into the huge union depot, even faster thr.n the people could be hurried through the gates and out of the doors. With all the crowding and jostiing the utmost good nature prevailed, and to this fact i.s due the circumstance that there were no bad results. At the door of the depot there was a perfect jam of carriages and hacks on hand to carry away such of the visitors as had freinds in the city with whom they were to stop while in attendance upon the conven tion. So great was the' crowd that these who had friends whom they were to meet found considerable trou ble in picking them out from the fast increasing throng that Kept ariving in an increasing stream from the open doors, and still away behind came surging the crowd that never seemed to diminish. In almost a solid mass the delegates seemed to arrive, and then they grad ually separated, bound for their sev eral destinations, and appeared to be swallowed up in the streets of the great city. Half a mile farther up town it would scarcely be thought that the city had been stormed by 10,000 visitors. There were a tew stragglers on the streets carrying their satch els and hurrying to the places to which they had been assigned. At the headquarters, in the New York Life insurance building, thecom mittee members were on hand bright and early in tne morning, in spite of the fact that they had been up nearly all of the night before, lc was with no small degree of trepidation that they assembled ready to begin the arduous task of caring for thegatheriug throng, that was even then spreeding as fast as steam and steel could carry it to the one Mecca. The rush came, and though the strength of the entertaining commit tee was taxed to its utmost for a time, there was little trouble experienced. The delegates arrived in small par ties sometimes, but often by whole states, marching in double tile. As fast as they were registered and assigned they gave way to others. Still on they came until the commit tee had handled nearly S,000 people. At the hotels the young people, with their bright ribbon badges of every shade and hue, took possession, and filled every available room in each of the houses. Everything was hurry and rush. The visitors had reached the city nungry, and as a consequence there was a speedy and uniform on slaught upon the dining rooms to such extent that the tables were kept filled for a length of time that threat ened to starve out some of the less lucky members of the visiting societies. Some of the delegations were be hind hand, some of the trains being many hours late, but after the thous ands had arrived, it was found that many more could be easily accommo dated. It was a pretty sight, as seen from the bridge, as the time drew ,jaear lor calling the convention to order. A few early stiaeglers came lirst. Then as 4 o'clock drew near the crowd began to thicken. There was a steady strain of well dres sed, excited looking young people hur rying towards the convention hall. wOnce in a while an extra delegation would come in marchiug array, a silk en banner carried before it, and the line of couples stretching away back for blocks down the street. On the way its numbers would be augmented by stragglers who were waiting at some spot to fall in line, and there was al ways some merry greeting from the rest as they joined the onward march. It. seemed as if some mammoth army had gathered at some instantaneous Inmmand, and was matching on to assured victory. On the other side of the river was the exposition building in which the hall capable of seating 12,000 people had been built, and hundreds of streamers and flags floated from every exterior point of projecting roof. AT THE By far the prettiest sight was from the press platform in front of the ros trum. A vast amphitheater had been built, reaching from the second floor under the light well to the roof. The seats had been so well arranged that tn£re was a perfect view^rom any part of the auditorium, and tlieacous tic properties of the hall made it an easy matter to hear, considering the immense number to be seated. The chorus was in position first, jind waB placed tiers behind the fiker, over 1,000 in number, 250 them being Jrom St. Paul. The singing had commenced when the first advance guard of the delegates enter ed the building. The rostrum, erected in a semi-cir- A clein front of the chorus, was furnish ed with tables for the different speakers, a large organ, and an immense Meklin Grand piano. Built in the form of a terrace about this, and a few feet below, were the press seats, each newspaper having a table upon which was the name of the paper for the use of which it was intended. The whole was beautifully draped with snnlax, evergreens, pot ted plants, ferns and cut (lowers. In along arch of green and white over head was the motto, "For Christ and the Church." Two huge flags, the stars and stripes and the St. George's cross of England, draped the entire front of the rostrum, while arranged along their surface was the mongram initial of the order, worked in cut llowers. Hung all along the edges of the gal leries were evergreen garlands and festoons, supporting the silken ban ners of various local societies, against a background of tii-colored bunting. Soon the beautiful scene was enlivened by the constant inpour ing of the delegates. Every once in a while a subdued cheer would break out as some large delegation marched into the hall headed by its banner, the body marching with military precis ion. CAI.I.EII TO ORDER. After the great throng, numbering perhaps 12,000 people, was seated. Louis Lindsay, of St Louis, ap proached the front of the stage. Clara Williams seated herself at the organ, Alma Norton Johnson ran her fingers over the keys of the splendid piano, and its full and exquisite tones re sponded in a burst of melody that filled every nook and corner of the vast building. Then the motion was given by Leader Lindsay, and the vast volume or song came forth from the trained chorus. In spite of the volume ot sound, the piano respond ed nobly, and its music could be distinctly heard leading the vast chorus. The music was one of the feauirs of the meeting and WHS much enjoyed by the assemblage. Till-: i'lKST WELCOME. After the great chorus had concluded its service of song, tnere was a hush, as Dr. Clark came forward, and in a lew words introduced Frank B. Dan iels, the chairman of the committee of '91, who delivered the first address of welcome. He said: "Mr. presideut, ladies and gentlemen, and fellow En deavors: It is with no little joy that I step on this platform to bidyou wel come. At our bidding you have come from the south and north, east and west, and in the committee's name I bid you welcome. It is with pleasure that the committee ot '91 views this great convention, for which we have been preparing for months. If there are auy mistakes, forgive us. Our re ward is your appreciation. Haveyou heard that the denizens of the Twin Cities are proud? They are proud of their weather—no matter what the temperature is, or whether the mercury is up or down. But we are proud. We are proud of our business enterprises, proud of our push, our energy and our future. We are proud of our father ot waters which (lows by our city, and whom we make do our labors. We are proud of our conventions, editors, traveling men, and others, but to the commit tee of '91 was left the honor of wel coming here the greatest army of Christian workers that ever assembled here. The great Christian Endeavor convention. Ours is a crusade. The old crusaders tailed. Shall we fail as did they? No. Why? They fought for land. We tight for souls. Thee fought with swords. We tight with a sword, but we have thrown away the scabbord. It is the word of God. They fought for an empty sepulchre, we fiyht lor the kingdom of God. Nay, nay, we shall not fail, as did they. With the help of God we will succeed. In the view of all this, again, in the name of the committee ot '91, I bid you welcome to our city and our homes." HIE MINIS! EIUA1, WELCOME. Rev. H. H. French welcomed the Endeayor societies, extending the ministerial hand of good fellowship. He said: "Delegates to the tenth in ternational convention Christian En deavor—I count it a high honor to stand before euch a convention as this, and bid you welcome, and more so, as I represent the pastors of Min neapolis, a body which I think is hard to be beaten by any of the kind in the land—a body which contains Dr. Smith Baker, who for years has been renowned intlieeast ,Dr. 0. H. Tiffany and Dr. Way land lloyt, of the First Baptist, who is always genial and courteous to the Christian Endeavor ers. While Dr. D. J. Burrell has moved away, the Presbyterians have Rev. J. S. Black and Rev. Wells. These men are not mere figureheads in the administration of "the city. This was demonstrated a few months ago. When the friends of the liquor traffic would extend the patrol limits, they rose in a body. They were threatening to abolish them altogeth er should we not keep still. When the smoke cleared away the limits were where they were when we begun. We are a city ot churches, one to every 1,052 people. Our church atten dance is nearly 80,000, with communi cants nearly 30,000 in number. I desire now in the name ol the body of men that I represent to welcome you to our hearts and homes. We be lieve this is a child of Providence rais ed to bring all to the church of Christ. Ingersoll says that the church must go. Certainly it must go—lorward to oring souls to Christ, and the Chris tian Endeavor society is bringing this about. "The world, he do move." Most certainly it does in this advanc ed age, and the Christian Endeavor is one of the signs. We believe in it, for it is one of the best federations of Christian labor that the world has ever known. One other thing. We love the Christian Endeavor and give it our support because it is doing away with that demon to Christ, pes simism. Already signs of promise are staring us in the face. The slumber ing nations are beginning to waken. In India thrones and temples are tot tering, and on them ministersarerais ing churches to God. In Africa we see that the changes are everywhere. They betoken the breaking of the ice, before the heat of the coming spring. The kingdoms of the world are fast becom ing Christ's kingdoms. God is march ing on and the moving legions are thickening the air all about us, and because I know this society is working for this end, I again welcome you to our hearts and our homes with the best wishes of the pastors of Minneap olis. HOIIERT CUKHTIU. Robert Christie, of St. Paul, welcom ed the delegates on behalf of the other twin. He said: "It is my pleasant duty to represent the other twin in welcoming you to the north west. It has been the privilege of these cities to entertain many conventions, both religious ard political, but this convention over shadows all. It is not animated with selfish, sectarian or race prejudices, but its motto is "For Christ and the Church.'' Its results will go out and influence all of the world. You could not have chosen a more congenial place to hold your meeting. You will not have to apologize for youth. When Christian Endeavorers come to out doors it had not to wait or knock, but it was taken at once as an insti tution for Christ. Where we have newspapers that throw cut 40,000 papers in an hour, with all of our great industries, we are not afraid of a convention like this. This move ment grew out of the prevailing desire of the times to organize something. It was a need. When Christian Endeavor with itsgreat ben efit came along every pastor found what he had been longing for. Nothing has been so dangerous to Christ as the demon of jealousy, but such meet ings as these show that Christian life is just as beautiful in a baptist as in a Presbyterian, a Congregationalist or a Methodist, as all. A Bible Chris tian is one who can pray. The time was when a young man would lead in prayer it was sunposed to be a gi't of Providence, but it was no stun thing, but came from grace. Therefore, I bid you welcome. Look at that ar my of recruits that have just come to the parade grounds. What'is the ob ject of all this dn)i.' To give efficien cy in the field ol conflict. Your soci eties are parade grounds for drill to bring you to the front in Christian work. I welcome the army ot Chris tian Endeavor here becaussthey think no invalid corps should belong to Christian workers. Age is very sus picious of innovations that infringe upon fixed customs and habits. A soul that has 50 years years of work before it is much more valuable than the soul of an aged man, for the youth will brine many more souls to Christ. Therefore 1 bid you welcome, for in the youth of the land is the future hope of Christianity. I welcome you in the name of the city of St. Paul, that other great sis ter twin. THE V. M. C. A. WKI.CuMK. John H. Elliott, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., greeted the delegates in be half of his society. He said: "I doubt not but what you are all tired. You have all received the cream of the dis course I will now hastily ladleoutthe skim milk. The relationship that has existed between your society and ours has been very close. It is very fitting that I should give you a wel come this afternoon in behalf of the Y. M. C. A. of all lands. We all bear the word Christian in our name.J am free to say that no gathering has ever, been in this city that is dome so much to do away with sin. We greet you because we know that you all come to exalt the principles of that grand old book that is good enough tor all of us. We are glad that so many of us still stick to the good old fashion ed paths—of the religion of our fore fathers. I bid you a cordial welcome on behalf of our Y. M. C. A. FROM THE IH'KliX's IIOMAI.VS. After Secretary Baer had made an announcement in regard totheseating of pastors upon the platform, Rev. George H. Wells, D. D., of Montreal, Canada, responded to the addresses of welcome in behalf of the delegates. He spoke as follows Mr. President and Endeavorers: "Mineis a heavy, though fitting task. We have received a right royal wel come. All societiea and churches have kindly greeted us. The committee of arrangements has not only toiled hard, buthas thanked us forgiving it the op portunity. The pastors have greeted us. The Y. M. C. A. has properly giv en us a greeting, and has prophesied our higher and wider motive of bring ing all sects and denominations into Christain converse. Most- wonderful and beautiful of all, is the fact that St. Paul and Minneapolis, these two keen rivals of the north, have forgot ten all strife and together welcome us. Their representatives have pressed us with the charms of each so that we have lieen tempted to exclaim. 'How blessed we would be with either, were t'other dear charmer away. Fortu nately we are not obliged to choose. If environment is so powerful as nat uralists say, we should be inspired. Oyer these prairies the pure streams of heaven's air blows. The great Mis sissippi Hows by, from the 7,00 lakes of which Minnesota is so proud. We are midway between the two great oceans. The magnificent St. Law rence, that most beautiful of rivers— No, it does not rise in Minnesota. We cannot grant you that. It is Canadian in all, but it comes from Rainy lake that sits astride the boundary line. Is not this a fitting and inspiring scene for our conven tion's holy labors. May we not think that from our assemblage shall How streams that will affect the whole world? From the south, east, north and west our delegates come. I be lieve that every state and province in the country has sent a representative to this the greatest of Christian con ferences ever held. Here are sober Congregationalisms, staid Presbyter ians, talking of John Calvin and Knox, stately Episcopalians of apos tolic origin, those who are proud of Martin Luther, fervid Methodists, sturdy Baptists, sometimes thought a littlenarrow. It is sometimes said that Metho dists are fiery, and that Baptists are watery, so if we put them together they will form steam, and that is what we want to drive forward our great convention. May our great so ciety endeavor to make more Chris tians, and less sects. Let us grasp one another by the hand and calf each other brother. We have one Lord, one faith, and one baptism of the Holy Ghost. It is interdenom inational, and is to further the work of God's kingdom. We leave behind the quarrels and discussions of the different schools, and endeavor to find the best way to bring jip our young people in a Christian life. These are the matters we must seek to dis cuss. International, as well as inter denominational, it is. In behalf of THE I'AN.MHAN- here present, I must thank you for your kind welcome. Although we come from the far north, we are not so cold as is our climate. We are near neighbors. Your banner is the stars and stripes, ours is the time honored union iack. Here the two tings lie. twined together. Nearly a century has passed since they met in battle's struggle, and may they never so meet again. They both stand for the same great principles of justice and truth. Each banner tells the story of its people in characters that all WHO run may read. My friends, no other standards on earth so closely resemble one another. No two nations are so closely related. Let us aii remember ourcommon heri tage. Let us say. "Let there be no strife between us,'' between our fisher men and your fishermen, whether from the east or the west, whether they catch cod or seal. Yon call this section new. So it is, in development, but these early pioneers of France were here 200 years ago. They have left lasting memorials behind" them, in the names that are found every where. Why, think of it, had it not been for French Canadians this coun try might never have been discovered, and St. Paul and Minneapolis might never have existed. When you come to Canada we will welcome you with op en arms. I tell you that the Cana dians at this conuention have come here to win and woo the next great Endeavor convention. Our New York friends have got left. With our usual magnanimity we hope that they will be here won. The Christian Endeavor movement really comes from Mon treal. Your great and only "Father'' Clark came from Canada. He is a na tive Canadian and was born in the province of Quebec. Don't you think that next year you had better come and honor the home of your founder? In closing I will again thank you all for your many kind attentions. Rev. Well's address was the most stirring address of the session, and received with continuous rounds of applause. As soon as he had finished tfie chorus sang another hymn, and the givat crowd dispersed for their various stopping places. Evening- Session, Rev. O. H. Tiffany, D. I)., of the Hennepin avenue M. E. church, an nounced that the second session of the convention would open with sing ing the hymn, "Stand up, stand up for Jesus," by the choir aud congre gation together. It was given with a vim. too, by the 10,000 people as sembled in the great hall. The twen ty-ninth Psalm was recited by all, standing after which, Rev. S. L. B. Spear, of the Pilgrim-Congregational church led in prayer. J. W. Bear, the general secretary, then presented his anual report, which was quite lengthy, and recited its objects, growth in this and other countries, and other statistics, very interesting but to lengthy for this article. He said the total member ship was now 1,008,980, and that 82,500 of these had become church members during the past year. Sankey then sang with Dr. Ira D. then great effect, "Throw Out the Life Line." The vast audience was hush ed as Mr. Sankey's voice was heard in those familiar words. Then the choir joined in the chorus with a vim that nearly raised the roof of the auditorium. The last stanza was finished, and as the chorus remained silent, the audience that occupied the gallery sang the chorus, which was re peated by all together. The applause was deafening, and in response Mr. Sankey came forward and said that he felt as if the songs were sacred and should not be applauded. There still came more calls trom the audience, but Mr. Sankey refused, but promised to sing again later. Rev. Dr. F. E. Clark, president and founder of the society, spoke as fol lows: "Christians and dear friends," he said, "we have come together to night at the 10th annual meeting of these Christian workers. As such a society develops we can see many reasons for its growth. There are two elements that prominently mark the Endeavor growth—fidelity .o tiie church and fellowship cemented by common bonds, as this meeting here to-night shows. Our fidelity would become 3$ -JPJS narrow without fellowship, and our for some misdemeanor committed by fellowship would be bigoted without fidelity unswerving to the church of God. Read the constitution of our society with a new microscope and see if you can find anything detrimen tal to the interests of the church. It has been said before, but I say it again, that the society of Christian Endeavor necessarily increases church loyalty. If it does, stand up and say so 'the audience arose en masse, anil shouted "yes"'!. The principle is established as well as anything can be. Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. Thank God that our prayer has been answered a little at least in this great convention. Yes, to glory in the fellowship, I maintain is our duty. Did I belong to the most obscure church I would strive for this fellowship. Guerilla warrar never won any battle. To win a great vic tory we must be inspired by acccom panying force. I have heard such a splendid convention as this criticized because it cost much money and labor. I think such criticism betrays much of a Judas-like spirit. It can" not be compared to a Chicago stockyard or a New England factory. You all need such fellowship as you obtain here, to take back to your home and church. This convention will never adjourn. All over the land and even to the church across the sea will its electric current, go. Who then will cut himself off from thisgreat society or his local church'1 'No sects in heaven,' says a familiar poem. None either in the Endeavor society. The watchword of the day is combin ation. Shall we who represent the coming forces in Ood's work, play our selves into the hands of the enemy be cause of a failure of union? The whole tendency in those days, in all our ev angelical denominations, which we all praise so highly. "Oh, I believe the fiends in the pit would laugh to see our bonds of union disintegrate and disappear: but I also believe that, God helping us, no such sight will provoke their fiendish glee. Once more, I plead tor this interdeno minational and international fellow ship of the societies because Christ commands it and prayed for it. Lis ten to this prayer, o" young disciple. For you it was offered, and tor those whom you represent." Dr. Clark then recited the prayer o:' Christ at Gethsemane and continued: "Brethren and sisters, we have the op portunity in our Christain Endeavor fellowship to answer Christ's prayer, in some worthy way to usher in "the glad day to which his petition uoints forward. "You have been accustomed to give a most kindly greeting at these con ventions to a suggested motto for the comingyear. Let this beautiful hymn suggest our motto for 1891. Our great motto, PreChristo et Ecclesia,— "for Christ and the Church,''—will never be superceeded: it embraces all our creed. Last year we took as a motto, One is your Master, even Christ: and all ye are brethren. "Can we do better, my friends, than again to make this our watchword for the twelve months to come? "Let us say it once more, all ye, all we. Baptists and Methodists. Pres byterians and Congregationalists, Lutherans and Disciples, Moravians and Mennonites: from east and west and north and south, from either side or that imaginary line called the forty ninth parallel, conies the glad refrain "One is our Master, even Christ: aud all ye are brethren.'" The New \ork delegation arrived about this time, having been delayed. They occupied 24 cars. MR. SASKKV AGAIN*. Mr. Sankey told of the song that he would sing. In 1S74, while riding in a car near Edinburgh, Scotland, he found the words in a newspaper and afterwards put them to music. It was the familiar song of the "Ninety and Nine,' and Mr. Sankey's rendi tion ot it was impressive in the ex treme. The convention continued until Sat urday evening, each session being but a repitition of the ones preceeding. Many eloquent addresses were deliv ered, and much business was transact ed, but it is impossible to give even a SfnnTiaiu nf it" oil 'Pun tion aujourned to meet in New iu one year. York After Fifteen Years* A few miles out of the city of Ban kok there is a mineral spring, and is a. bungalow much frequented by the Europeans in the city. An English man says that one evening as he rode up to this bungalow, a gentleman was alighting from his howdah at the en trance. As soon as he had dismounted, his elephant was moved to one side, and my driver, who was seated on the head of my elephant, ordered it to ad vance. The instant he spoke, the animal which had moved aside to make room for us flapped his great ears, and then turned sharply around, facing m,- driver. Suddenly, without the least warning, he stretched out his long trunk and wrapped it about the body of my man. 'ilien, before any one had'time to in terfere, he raised him high in the air and brought him to the ground with tremendous force! As the poor fellow struck the earth we could hear his bones crack. But the elephant was not done withliim. The next moment he had placed his huge foot on the head and chest of thep'rostratedriver. ,Wnen he raised it again, all semblance of life was gone from the crushed, muti lated body. The gentleman whose elephant had committed the terrible deed wasgreat ly distressed. He said that he had purchased the animal trom the king's pen, that it had always oeen exceed ingly gentle and well-disposed. The animal was blind, oue eye having been put out by an attendant fifteen years previous. It was my driver, I learned the next day, who had put out the elephant's eye. He was at the time one oi the guard's at the king's stock pen, and, the animal, had thrownastone, which struck the creature full in the eye. The elephant was so enraged there after at the sight of him, that, fearing for his life, the man left the place. But the injured animal had bided his time, and after fifteen years of waiting had terribly punished his enemy. A STRiJiGE ROMANCE. •An The Republican Son of Louis XV. Incident of the Revolution. A very curious and little known fact in French history is the presence at the execution ot Louis NVI. or a son of Louis X\ ., a gentleman in the army of the French republic. In 1753 there was in Paris a pretty girl who had served as a model to the painter Boucher, and whose innocent looking face has doubtless been admired in his pictures hundreds of times by those who were not acquainted either with the romance or the shame attaching to it. This girl whose name was Mor iil or Morphy— there is some doubt as to the correct iorm—was one ot the many victims ot Louis XV., and alter her entry into the Pare aux Cerfs had a longer reign over the jaded libertine than some of her companions. In May, 1S54, she_ became the mother of a son, and on Nov. 25, 1755, she was married to the Comte de Beaufran cnetd'Ayat. The child was entered as one of the king's pages on June 21, 1771/ by the name of Louis Charles Antoine Beaufranchet d'Ayat. He entered the army, and when the Revolution broke out he was a captain of caval ry. His services at the ministry of war obtained him further promotion, he took part under Kellermann in the battle of Valmy, where his share of the first victory or the republic over its monarchical foes arrayed in coali tion was brilliant. When the cam paign of the East and North was end ed he was appointed chief of the staff of the army under the walls of Paris. He was present in that capacity on March 21. 1,93, at the execution of Louis X\ I, who was rhe grandson ot the father ot Louis Beaufranchet d'Ayat. The republican son of Louis XV, may possibly have given the or der for the roll ot the drums attribut ed to Santerre, and certainly witness ed rhe beheading of his nephew. He did good service for the republic in Vendee amidst many difficulties and while very badly supplied by the cen tral authority in Paris with men and munitions. At Fontenay the royal ists had gained a decided advantage, and recaptured the famous canon. "Marie .Jeanne." had burned the of ficial records, and were preparing to pillage the treasure chests, when Gen. Beaufranchet d'Ayat rallied sixteen ot the National guard, and with this tiny force charged with such impetuosity as to turn defeat into victory. It is thought that this brilliant" exnloit saved Beaufranchet d'Ayat from" the fate of his predessor De Marce, who was deprived of his command, im prisoned and condemned by the revo lutionary tribunal. In 1793, howev er, iie was ordered to cease his mili tary functions and to leave France. Why'. Apparently because royal blood, even when it did not flow in the legitimate line, was hateful to the authorities. In a remonstrance which he made Beaufranchet asks, "Is it my rault that I am born ot a class which truly lias not deserved well of the French people?'' Efforts were made to remedy the injustice. !t was shown that he did not "rightly belong to the class of emigre nobles, that he was a stanch republican, and had rendered conspicuous services to the new regime. In these documents we iread of his mother, his wife and his children, but there is to mention of his father, real or puta tive. His perseverance was finally re warded. and in 171)8 he obtained in full—chiefly through the pressure put on by Desaix, whose military educa tion he had aided—a pension corre sponding to his services in thearmyof the republic. He became a memberot the corps legislation in 1903, and died iu 1912. Such is the curious biogra phy recorded by M. Ch. L. Cassin in the "Revue Bleue, September 13, 1890. Certainly Beaufranchet d'Ayat had reason to detest the royal house of France which had made a victim oi his mother. She was barely 16 when her son was born, and when she was discarded by Louis XV. her younger sister was selected to follow her iu the infamous Pare aux Cerfs. No wonder that corruption rioted throughout French society, ana was only cured by the blood letting of the Revolution. —Notes aud Queries. Perforated the Desperado. On the 8th iust. at San Jose, Cal., a desperate encounter occurred between a posse of officers and a noted crimin al named Manuel Soto, which was preceded by Soto's killing Nicolls Smith, a half-breed Mexican, the fright ful slashing his (Soto's) wife with a stilletto, the wounding of a man nam ed Lapierre and an attempt upon the life of Soto's 19 year-old daughter. Soto has been the object of the search of officers for years. He was accused of various crimes, and a reward of $3, 000 was offered for his capture. Soto aud his wife have lived apart for the past ten years, and the day of the tragedy he visited her residence. Mrs. Soto, becoming alarmed, screamed for assistance. Two boarders named smith and Lapierre responded. Soto 'hot Smith through the heart. La pierre fled to notify the police and So to at tacked his wife, cutting her badly. His young daughter attempted to es cape and Soto fired three bullet* at her, uone of which took effect. The police finally reached the house and Soto opened fire on them. The officers returned the fire and the exchange of shots was kept up for fifteen minutes. When the body of Soto was dragged out his form was found to be perforat ed like a sieve. During the affray Offi cer Edwards was shot in the hand and arm and Officer Monahan in the head. The latter's condition is critical.