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Ll1 FOLYU K0.3I5. GRAND BAPIDS, HICIL SATURDAY 3I0ILVING, DECEMBER 12. 1891 price five czirm 11 JUJiiJ FIGET1S6 JITBI EAST Eajllsh Eoldiers and Tribeszata EUSSIi 15D EJGLJlSD WILL HIT! WAR ri BidUmul Fr! la Lda Wkt tb Na w l ttcivd Aaaa th Killing r idUrU a Fltchst! iialU. Losroov, Pee. Unofficial despatches received her th. evenin from Cal cutta aute tbt there hu been fighting between the Bnt.h f kc-s a d trite -rueu, mttiis vicio.ty of O lt, nar the Parmir f ranter aul not far from the Be boundary line recently claimed by Ku in short, British troop axe now face to face with tbe frontier tribesmen inwrruswho are claimed to be uuder Laa.ai protection, and the most er iou tveuu may rult from this clh 1 arm. first llsport Caflraud. Other despatches just received here from Calcutta announce that Fort Chalt was captured on December 2 and ven SfDoy were kilted aud taenty- x wounded Col. Durund, the des patch adds, and Capt. Ayimr acd L:eut. 6a bcock were seriously wounded, beveral other officers, including Lieut. Oerton and others, were slightly in juied. Groat Eieilatl Prevail. The Russian ambassador had a long interview with Lord Salisbury today. The cabinet ccuucil has Ultra sum moned, the purpose being, is under stood, to dicu the eastern situation as modified ty the battle, (ireat ex citement prevails. The excitement increased rapidly and general opinion is, at midnight, the clubs and such p!a?e that war with Russia Is looming up on the horizon in India. A constant exchange of dis patches is going on. WORSE THAN A WINDPIPE. A Buri.l Stiu Pip Cause a Panic Anone th CoB(rM(un. WA.-iiiN.iTo.v, Dec. II. A very de cided st nsation wat created in the house about 1 o'clock this afternoon by the bursting of a steam pipe in the hall. There were perhaps one hundred mem ters and twice as many non-members on the floor. Many wero seated at desks writing, while various groups i ere gathered about chatting. Sud denly mere was an explosion like the discuargo of cannon, accompanied by a loud, hissing noise and the escape of an immense volume of steam. In stantly there was a stampede for the doors and a ser ous crush was immi nent. At the opportune moment Rep resentative Mckmney, of New Hamp shire, stepped from the main aisle beside a desk and, railing his voice to it higlust pitch, shouted: 'Don't run! Don't run! No barm is done." This checked tne stampede and re stored conhdtneo acd quiet, when it was found that a larje plug had blown out. About the tojet.inan in the house was (ion. Newberry. He was s;tling about ten feet from the exploded pipe. He ccoly surveyed the dreaded corner, satisfied himself that no great . harm had been done and resumed his reading. KEELEY HAS A RIVAL. Jr SUdata Thlah If Kaa Dlerd a Cur t-r Uraiktanta Clevilasd, Oiiio, D. . 11. Dr. Charles Stedman, one of the assistant physicians of the Cleveland Medical college, bas been treating cases of drunkenness in the city work house here for vome weeks and believes that he has as eifective a cure for the drink habit as that of Dr. Keeley. Five typ ical hard drinkers in the work house Lave yielded to the treaticeut and now declare that they have no desire for l.quor. Several have stood severe tests and hown no return of the appetite. Br. Stedmau is very much encouraged at the results and will contu.u his treatment of work house and other pa tents until he feels fully convinced of the value of his method, when he n tends to make it public in order that every one can avail himself of it at tne lice cost of the ingredient. FICHTINC FORTHE PARIS FUND. Wril S4 ot hy lriillit arv4 Oa Jastl McCarthy T-d ay. Lrvspos, Dec. 11. The writ sued out 1 y Mers. Harrington, Kedmond and ithr rarnrl.ites, was served upon Juj t.n McCarthy today. The court is pe titicnen to remove McCarthy from the trusteeship of the Taris fund acd ap- sint a succesMr. The writ amies Mrs. 'aruell as tne co-detendant, in her ca pacity as administratrix of the 1'arnrll tatA. Mr. McCarthy ciamis that the .'nt:l sh court has no jurisdiction. He lias a suit pending aaiust Hanker Mun ro"to recover the money and d s not rloubt tr a: it will be successiu ly ternii cated in a few months. BLEW UP THE MINE. A I atl44t i mm l4ia BaAiia. Ind., Dec. ll. A dynamite U v.b was exploded in the I'latt m-ne a few miles north of ire m mmg. Thm bom was pUcd m the fan cylin dr, which was shatterel t atom and a a cooueoc? th m.ne was shut down for a week. The mine ws on r t the few mak.nr an attempt to. run in the Indian or al brlt. No ose was injured, but b4 the src.dent oTurd rive minutes s.xnir, to wtcnman and cthrs wonld hav Ufa kuled. The strkers generallv reret the ded as an injury to their eaue. BOYS KISS XHZ TEACHEP, Fi a a-ai vutir Ta ta jh f 9feic ra all Ari Niw lUfis tona., D!. 11. Mise Irxart Be!ger, schawl t-.sitor in Mor t s Cove, a suburb of this city, has cu"d a Mintion. The wheel rvys t ,iere are an unruly set. A si ort time a yourg lavly tecaer rssrji her oit;unteeau ail the b hys xiss-! ir. Hut B"igr aa-i a gnvanc aasnst Oe Niys and bro'?rni matters toacri. J i? a th teohr had f ntf d rea '.i'C the renlsr chapter cf w Hiwle in bouact-d M.- Pe-r-r. cfjed aefoMhe rotai s.4 ui larj est boy, and, after spanking hirn, pro ceeded dowu tae line until e?ery boy m tUe school bad bvn cjt e J, choked and spanked. The little girls screamed with fright and the Uacr.er fainted The visitor del.verei a lesn on deooit ment over tne prostrate body ot the U-acber, who had not revived frm her swoon, and Ufft the room, The parent of the toy ma i a complaint and she was arre-ta an 1 I rongnt before the pohce court, but wa let off with a nominal hne. ROCER EPORTEOTO BE ILL. H UmrUtf At a rraa ta nu ic. New Yoaic, Dec. 11. A pcial to the Recorder from Washington says that Mr. Mills ha been confined to hi room at Willard's since the organization of the houte. He was over-worked and nervous then and only by a great effort of will was he able i L prent at the imtallat.on of hi success! ul rival into office. He is now prostrated with malaria, and wa delj.ou yesterday. Hi friends are decidedly anxious as to the outcom of h i iilne. The retort that Mr. Mill would de cline all active participation in the work ef the house hav not received an authoritative denial ou account of Mr. Mill' illnea. WRICK OFTHE BUTLER. lkGtlwa la ihiTi'acifl Wtlh Nta of Utrl'rtw, PoKTLasD, Ore., Dec 11. The bark General Butler, together with 1,000,000 feet of lumber belonging to the i'uget Mills company of ban F rancisco and niue men was lost about 100 miles south of Cape Arago yesterday. The boat, containing Captain Parker and live men wa picked up at Cape Arago lat night. The second mate, Willoughby, was in ciure of the boat containing the niue uieu, ai d wh.ch was lost. PLACES ON COMMITTEES. Bet aud Uarrowa LiUely to O On tmm Uul ConiDilllco. WaHtNOTos, Dec. 11. It is thought Speaker Crisp will certainly be ready tomorrow to name the l;o i commit tees on rules, accounts and on mileage. It is conceded that ex-Speaker Reed will be ono of the republican members of the rules committee and that . Mr. Burrows of M.chigau. r Mr. Hender son of loiva will bo the other. SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS Th l'nirct for th Mlchlssu Truat Compaujr'a Yatrday. The Diebold Safe and Lock company of Canton, Ohio, has been awarded the contract for furnishing the vaults and fixtures for the Michigan Trust com pany's ll-w building at the coiner of Ottawa and l'e.irl streets. The coil tract price is in the neighborhood of Jlo.OoO. and the fixtures will be the most perfect in the state. Three vaults will ba furnished. The steel safety deposit vault is e ght by twelve feet, and eight feet iiign. It will be entirely of alt el and furnished with 1000 safety deposit Uixes. These vary from three by five inches in size to four by twenty two inches. All of them will be twenty-lour inches deep, and will be fur nulled with the best modern locks. Tht-re will oe a steejl d Mir at each end of the vault. There will bo no com bination locks oa the doors; but each will bo equipped inside with- a motor attachment which will pen the door automatically, be. 115 governed by a time lock. The package vault will bo eleven nnl one-half by twenty-two feet in sixe and fifteen feet deep, and constructed of stttl. The deposit vault will be on the ground floor, ar.d will le protected by tteel grille work. Tais will be opened by a combination lock. The entire equip ment is the sa fest that could I e devised. It will be practically impossible to effect an entrance into the vaults. Mr. Fiek of Cleveland w.ll supervise the work for the i"afe company. The other com peting firms were the Herring safe company, New York; Marvin Safo compmy, l'ni!adelphia; McNeal & Urtan, Hamilton; Ohio, and the Moshier Bark Safe companv, Hamil ton, Ohio. Mr. Fiak secured the con tract yesterday and returned to Canton lat night highly elated at his success. "DOUCT REACHE!F"55. Bis llirthdajr Duly IIaorU by th fciaa. - "Douglass, tender and true," is fifty five. A man of more tender heart or ono who is a truer friend is rarely known. At !cat such is the opinion of the Liks of Daisy lodge of which he is an honored member. Last evening when the lodge meeting was over about twenty-live of tho brother visited him and congratulated him upo.i his birth day. An hour was s ent in congratu latory speeches and refreshments were served while the silver-haired minstrel entortan.el his visitors with his inim itable miiiue!y. WITH ANCIENT M NSTRSLSY- A aicr 'roan VVI Will YUlt th Sal. va(la Army. The Salvation Army expects to have a glorious meeting Monday evening in the 1'esrl street barracks. A Welsh mintrel from Canada is expected to render sacred mus e with his violin and to sing prai- in hi native language. The he d vision oilicer for West Mich, igansnl Indiana will be present and tne service will be led by Major W. J. Cozens. ltil at tk Irvine. The yoiig people of the Irving tested their knowkdje of orthography lat Vtn nx ly a spelling matcM. The wo. di were pronounced by J. M. Crane and ins contestants wer mfcd with ndx-hiou costnnv:. The first prize, a gold pu, wis won by Frank Rot bins and a nic!r hound spelling took, the bx? y pme, was given to Mis Lixzie Ko-vy. Alter tn einte.u refresh Dents were rved in l ice remainder of th evening wa spent with dancing and cards. Tat Srrtw Khiait(ii. Th ten-rund bofing match beten Dsn lu'.ey cf NwTork and Tom Fitz patnek a. of Kan City which takes rvacf at tGratid Rapids clnh rooms shortly ' wskn:ni mrn than or li nary inter i amonr the sport ng fra ternity of t ti'y. cy Rtia, Elf Carey, who has bn en trial in th nrrnit court, t-efor Ja.f (IrtiV-s ra ihcha:gof aaa!t wita ntBt to do trest ldilf harm Mm tha tne cr-.e of orter, w d -rhurfd ter lay. th jury "rlnginc :a aver4 ctof n guaty aivr be-xg out several aour. ll- TIE DIM TL9 Tell a Importer How as ltwa paper Should Be Bun. BE DID SOI LIRE TUE WOSKOFIUSEF Am4 Mm Tl th rr Pra -larttaa Ktrt IiutBla by th rHtta Mr. Italbl;' Myairi. Oihar Guulp mt th UwtaU. Yes," said the Hon. Peter Doran at the Morton house lat night. "I no ticed that this morning's report in the TEiJEoaaM-IlEaaLDof an article in yes terday's Kvening News was Inclined to roast me in regard to the dreusel mat ter. Now, personally I have a very high regard for Mr. (lreuM-l. I th'nk he is a gentleman in every way, and a fir.t-c!as newspaper rnau; but I still insist that his reports last winter were cot what the democratic party bad a right to expect from such an organ as the Free Tress. He virtnally sent ex tracts from the legislative journal, while the other correspondents were doing all they could from their reapect psrties. I don't think a correspond ent's work ouzht to b distorted by par tisan prejudice, yet I think be ought to give his party the better side of a report whenever be can. Bth Ihe Tribune and Free Press ha al ways been actively partisan in their Washington reports, and tho Tribune was s at Lan sing laH winter; but the Free Prs has been luke warm in politics for sevral years, and was exceptionally so last winter." Mr. IlalkUy on xtailroad. "I haven't anything for yon to night," said Edward RulkUy, president of the Manistee A Northeastern rail road, to a reporter for the Tflegra Heiiald in th? Morton house yester day. "But if you will wait a week or two, I will be back here again and can give you something very important.' I am notat lilerty now to divulge the nature of it; but it Is a very important railroad matter. , I was in Detroit yes terday consulting with some railroad officials, and it is more than probable that an important deal will be made. Who are the oCicials? Well, I don't think it would be good policy t tell even that. It might cause eonfnaion; but when I come back from Detroit next week I think we shall have the en. tiremitter a. ttled. The Northeastern is doing a first-class business now. I am surprised at the heavy passenger Lusines we are doing. We are working toward Petoskey as rapidly as possible: It is difficult to tell just w here we shall end; but we shall continue to pa so northwards."- Sorry t L.o tlrueael. State S-nator Joe Weiss of Detroit was a guest at the M-non yesterday. "I"m up hereon private businesithis time," he said. "No politics in if at all. I see that Joe Uruesel is to leave tne Free Press the first of January. I am sorry that he - is going, and I think every public man in the state regrets it. Gruesel was a correspondent who knew enougrltrj distinguish between a ermV hdential talk and legitimate news. He never betrayed a friend in order to slash a political enmv." "How is base ball?" asked the re porter. Mr. Weiss in addition to being a politician is one of the most hopeless base ball cranks in the country. "Oh, its quiet now; but I am living m hopes that we shall have a good club before long. If we ever have another club there it must be a good onov We had one cn?e, and tho public will never be satisfied with an inferior one." Gossip or th Untcla. II. Page, a San Francisco furniture buyer, is at the Morton. H. C. Auer, a Cadillac clothier, regis tered at the Morton yesterday. Frank Hamilton, a Traverse City dry goods merchant, is at the Morton. Edward Kelton, a prominent furni ture buyer from Columbus, Ohio, is at bweet's. State Senator A. O. Wheeler of Man istee dinrd nt the Morton yesterday and swapped legislative Munchausen isms with Joe Weus. He was on bis way home from Detroit. W.H.Hughes of Detroit, editor of tho Michigan Catholic, was at Sweet's yesterday. He was in town collecting material for the Christmas number of the Catholic. James D. Munson, suncrintsndent of tho Northern Michigan Insane asylum at Traverse Citv, dined at the Morton yesterday. Dr. Munson says that the Traverse'City asylum is rapidly becom ing, a densly crowded as the one at Pontiac. Judges of probate are being requested to use the utmost discretion in sending patients there. William M. Wood is the new clerk at the Morton house. Mr. Wood was in the Russell house at Detroit for ten years, and is said to be an unusually competent man. He has a wide ac quaintance among the traveling public. He goes on duty today and will as;st Arthur Orsnt and Kert Smith in look ing after the numerous guests of the houe. PRAISES THE MILITIA COMPANIES. Ctt. iiarHar y id Troop DI4 Re. warhahly Woll. Captain Oardner of the United States regular army, was s-en by a reporter for the Ti.i.rnaM-HKRAi.i lft night shortly after the iniprction of the local companies. Biug aked what ho thought cf the work done by state militia, ui the Orand Rap.4 troops in particular, he said: "I thina th work dorse t tn ght has been very gwod indeed. I Hunk the state tiops are cnUnt.y improving: but the greatest hindruee to good work is the conUnt change go r.g cn In the conp'iies. The ex-p-ti: ;s so heavy and the demands nn the t.fne so great, that it is mposiUe t gt young wen torema 'i in the ron pauie ug enaucn tJ tecoi3 prefi emit. It takfs om? thing more than wcrk in the m i-iual of arms to nke a tidier. The t.ni wa wen the public had an idea that if a roan wore a inform he was a sodr, ad if h wore shoulder straps be mas I an o-er. A a c jns.qae vce wue.i ever we have hJ any rw.htary troub thera h bn an oeary los of life. I think -the wtr derrtmeot 1 aVe'idy at wsrk on a scheme tc have jriTern.eat taa h th am and e.rj? e it n! ! ky yeangmen to tas an ;.v miere j n tn kirtd rf wot. x'y 4dA rtul I tA itnd the length of" b tat en utigrn-iiiU aiso. and maka it an object for your.g men to attend. Tne ountry must depend upon it militia foi tt military proleo t'ou. Univrrsjl it.e iKmttbing only to dram ab-ut. It a very nice thitg o long as the other man u will.ug w arbitrate; but wtim he isn't what are you going to do? 1 think the war de partment will soon take bold of this matter, and the value of the t' mi hlia will be immensely increased." THEY ARE RIGHT IN IT. Tws Iuaiaat Wvmmm Eipr Thtr Uiaia wa Uauy pictures. The rich and gaudy how josters displayed on thw bill boards during the past week, have excited general atten tion mco the rtto ut oi condemning them wa passed by the parlor confer ence. An old gentle, nan m a long drab overeat aud bay sheep-gray pantaloous toddled up Lyon street yes Urday, aud h was followed by a stout, motherly-looking dame, who waddled along under a huge plaid rhawl. Just opp aite the co art blo'k the old man slopped and gzed with undisruifci admiration at the bill loard pictures. He toyed with the Alvin Joslm whis k rs tnat sprouted up over hi collar, and chewed away like a stone crusher until his companion came on. "Iortty maw, just look at t lem gals" said he poiutiug out a picture of Cleo patra' barge, "ain't tlu ra peart?" The old lauy gave one look and then turned her back upon tne picture. 'Hczt kier I'm ustouibhed at you. To think of you, a grandfather and an cider in the church, ttoppiu' to lok at such shameful Luizte aa them. What would the foiks m Byron Ceuter think if they should see you?" "1 don't care a darn what they think. There's a lot of 'em down there as ha done worse than look at fcucii tiling an' you know it. Them aiu't n t un but pap r maw." The old lady would not argue any further but took Hezekier by tne arm and hustled him across Ottawa street. Two ladies from over the hill came along a momeut later. They glanced at the bill board out ot the corners of their eyes and held their noses very high in the air. "Am'l they horrid?" said one with tremendous emphasis. "Perfectly awful" replied ber companion, "I should think the mayor or the commou council would put a stop to such exhibitiona " "I should think so, too, but to tell you the truth, they are right in it. Don't you see, these are 'Turner's English' Girls' and Turner is an alder, man from the Gunnison swamp. He's an Englishman, too, they say.'M "lie ought to have more national pride, it events to me. I suppose next week it will be 'O'Donnell's Hibernian Biondcs' or 'Doyle's Douny brook Daisies' or 'Kinney's Kerry County Kickers.' The preach .rs can't do any thing as long as the authorities are against them." Three little, wabble-shanked dudes came around the corner and ranged themselves in front of the picture, with their feet very wide apart. "Really, Chally, ttiat little one there quite takes my eye." ."Not bad, Fweddie, but a little to corpulent lor me. I pwefer the wil lowy style, you know." "This one reminds me of dear little Maudie who played at Smith's last fcummer. he nearly broke my heart, -do yau know?" - . "l'hcse show litographs are really quite artidic; deligntful studies of the nude, you know. I wonder that tho pastors object to them, but I suppose it is because they aie theatrical peo ple." "That must be it, Algernon, for you remember the charity ball, don't you?" "Yes." ."Well there I saw any number of girls who were dressed m a way to scare one of the dear pastors into a tit. Of course they wore skirts, but their bodices were more scanty than any of these. Tho view from the gallery was enough to make one blush, weally," -i'That was for charity, dear boy; apd then they were real people, flesh and blood. That's not so suggestive you know as a picture." Tbcdear little fellows lighted their cigarettes and strolled down the street with the strange distinction between the real and the ideal sorely puzzling their puny brains. HIS FIRST RIDE. Th Old Man InalataJ Upon Hartog Jim Smith AIousT with iXlai. "When I was up In Murphy, N. C, last summer," said a well-known rail road man to an Atlanta Constitution re porter, "I saw an old man ninety year old who had never fldden on a train in his life. lie came into the ticket office and bought a ticket, and then went into the waitlnroom acd sat down. Ills grandson had como with him to the. train, but aa train time grew nigh the old roan got shaky about the Icneea and was about to back out. Friends tried to n?rve him up, but he said at last: " 'I ain't a-gwine a step unless Jim Smith goes with me and hoi's my ban". "Jim Smith was a well-known busi ness man. and he finally agTeed that ho would ride out to th first station with the old man and hold his hand. " 'All rirbt,' aaid the old man, 'and if it's too skecry I'll jefct come bck. S they boarded tho train together, and Jim Smith held tLe old man by the hand. Th old fellow trembled and sook in every limb at find, hii eyes bulged out fearfully, and he wonld groan In misery. "After a wile hi groan in pa became more frequent, and when the first sta tion was reached be reluctantly re leased the band of the f.uthful .Tim Smith and for the ret of tbe journey held on to hi seat for dar life." 9mm Fast a4 tea -Slw. - The snn's time is to fast by cloek time on November 2 by sixteen minntes and twenty seconds, and on February 12 it is slow by nirly fourteen acd rme half minr.tc. TliTe is only foir days during the year when snn time and clock time agree, via.: April 1 Jane l September t arJ Dece saber 24. TVre is ab a slirt Lffrerae b tveen the Titrg. midday and aettinr, vsryirg with the longitude, but tbs, v small as to b hardly prreplble. Mot almsnaes irire th arT""t tire cf the sto s rising and setting, making the prcpr allowance for etro"pherie rfrati.:a. The ciiTeren-e between th actual and apt arat riaicfT and setting of the tn alo varv wit the lathode wfcers tl.'" cHrat4oo ? beirg made. In this la tbia dirTernw.e ia et Own at r:t the width e-f the rrme diare?iv, hUh abo-at thirty tsre) min-atesof a de-re e. HERE ISTRUE CHABITY Tha Little Bistera of the To? und Their Work. HOW THE OLD IRE C1EED FOR la Sh La Orav art autasta TTm WaaU mt th Hbu1m appll4 With KlaSasa a 0aUa, aaa f th laaaat. The fonnder of the order of the Little Sisters of the Poor is still living, and is called tha "mother-general." Her picture bangs in the parlor at the home on Igrave street. She live at the mother-house in France, where all who take the vows of the order mutt live for two years and receive her bit -ingand that of the "father gneial" belore they aie full-fledged sster. There are 1500 in this mother-house now. Before going there the aspirant for orders must live for two years in some home as a novitiate. While in this preparatory home she must learn to speak 'French in addition to her other duties. The cap that she wears during that time is slightly ditlertnt from the o;her sister , having a tiny bit ot embroidery around, tne cape. Many young women undertake the woik.but their hearts fail them, and they have to give it up. They are never allowed to refuse to do anything, no matter how distasteful it may be to them. For instance, when soliciting alms, they are sometimes stoned, spit at, abused but :t makes no dillernce to them, and the very n xt time t:ey g into the neighborhood they call again at such places. Scrupulous Cleanllaoss faaaadd. Just now there are fifty-three old men and thirty-eight old women in the home. Eleven sisters, (including the good mother), do all the work for this great family, many of them helpless. Everything is marvellously clean about the house, and the old people are kept as clean and fresh as rosebuds. None of them are ever allowed to put a gar ment on that has a bole in it. or thst needs a button. The rules of the order will not allow them to take a regular um for board, but any one having a frieud or relative there may give what ever sum they wish, from time to time. The sisters observe all the feast days of the church, particularly that of l Joseph, their patron saint. On these days they give all the old people a read," and they themselves ta'k at their meals, a thing forbidden on other days. There is nothing compulsory about attending chapel exercises. Thosi who are protestants may do as they please. Occasionaly the protes tants aie allowed the privileges goiBg to their own church ou Sundays Car of th Old TtahtM. The duties of the dsy are arduous. The sisters rise at 4:30, immediately turn down beds to air, say their prayers, dre-s themselves, make their beds, and at 5 o'clock are ready to go into their own private prayer room. There they stay until 5:30 when they call the old pe ople and dress the old "babies" as they call the helpless ones. As soon as the priest koines, which la usually about 6 o'clock, they have mass. After mass they give the old people their bieak fast, a rule being never to eat a mouth ful themselves until all the inmates have breakfasted. After their own breakfact, seven of them begin the vo. k of the fioufce, two of them start ing out with the wagon to solicit alms and two others going on loot. At 1 1 :30 they again have prayer for themselves in their private prayer rooms, and then comes dinner. After all have, dinel, there are prayer for the old peo ple in the chapel. At 5:3 ) the old peo ple have supper, and then the sisters put the "babies" to bed. All of the in mates show a disposition to g to bed and get up with the chickens. At 6:15 the sisters have their own supper, and then for three-quarters of an hour they have "recreation." They simply get together and mend theirclothes. From 7:45 until 6:C0 the next morning they never speak to each fil er, and only to the old people when it it absolutely necessary. At 9 o'clock a bell is rung, and all the sisters get into bod at the same minute. Twice during the night those who are detailed fur it make the rounds of the house to see that every, thing is all right, and t.) see if any of their charges need anything. Incase of sickness, some one or more of them is up all night. At present only one inmste, an old man, is sick in d. A little table is put beside the sick bed, and they usually manage to have some tmng dainty on it for the sick one to eat. Bart!MM t a Daughter. No matter how loathsome or disagree able it is to do a thing, the sisters never ask the old people to do it, but do it themselves, believing that the greater the cross is on esrth, the greater will be their reward in heaven. The gooJ Mother doe her share of all kinds of work. One can not help but question why it is that so many old people seem to be without friends or mesns at the even ing of a long life. Investigation showed that in most of the cases at this home there are as the results of drink, or of giving over all their property to grat lnstch'ldren who turn the old father and mother out as soon as they get the tiofHity. Aneiample of the latter was old Susie. The story of the treat ment of this pool' old womsn by her da ichter will scarcely b believed but it can s verified. Old busie wasn't turned out of doors, but she w as kept m a sins 11 closet under the stairway. Ill treatment and fear actuslly drove ber into fits. The little sisters ru aM of the case and persuaded the heartless daughter to let them take the mother. Altera long rtsijetce at tie home, th old woman died, anl tiun the daoghf r had the aoia ny to ak the a sters U bury ber. But th mothr said to, thst tbey had cared for hr as long as she lived, but they could do no r-sore; if the daughter would not pay for burial, the c:ty would. fo the daugh ter got the chr-Dt coffin ro.bl, and had the body taken dirtily from the borre to the grave-yard, befere mt o'clock in the morning. la lhmr Irat. It would be hard work, if there was nothing eiae to d fcr them to keep the old reoDle arret able with each other. It can not t otherwise when I rrany countries o many relrgKin are I reprf aented. pome of tbem are ru te ,ly at'ud, but oih'-rs arf d-ec?- tented. cro. hatfcl, "cartar kt ! and wairt a!! ort ot attention r ! 10 i Uifetu. But do itatter how ugly tbty are, the sisters won't evtn slap these, although eeaietraea the old people Uk their cant acd their chairs so each other. 1 he old women are Buore apt so he quemlsoiu ttan the old saao. Tfca au r are very giai to have pople fo in and talk er read to the inmate, t take their attention and vhy eajoy it. Every second Tweaday they are al lowed to leave the hosne and go wurre the? please, tut if they twuey the Mother's trust, ami come fcec drunk, aa some of theca have teea known to do, she will not let them $0 again lor a loug loaue. S'hUeuh Old Ladtaa. Boose of the old ladies axe so childish that they piay with doUa, Old "Glen dyne4 wa one. Mary was her real name, hut her birth nlaoe wa Glen dyne, Iralead, a ad she talked so much otter old home that attar awhile she was always called by its nans. The good mother procured two fancy dolls tor the old lady, and ahe would a t and rock them and'ung to them for hours at a time. Glendyne had a fancy that the was going hack to her Irish hosne aud thst the bishop would aocompauy her. Every day she would promise herself that she would go the next day, and she used to tell ot the luxury in which she would live when she would get there. Over and over and over sh would repeat, "An I'll have a cow an a heifer an a calf, an' a tarn full o' bay, an' chicken; an' a lot o' corn in thecrib.au' a oiit full o' tea, an' a cuptioard, an the key in me pocket. Her voice would increase in volume from the first word, by the tune hu reached the "clut full o' lea" she could be heard on the next floor, and she al ways finished in a triumphant roar that was "out of sight." eh Waatd Ur ISrad wad Milk. There is an old Frenchwoman at tha home now who is a character. Al though she can sew beautifully, and could be a great deal of help if she would only help mend, she, is so ugly that she won't do a single thing from morning till night. She sits in a chair over in one corner, with her face to the wall, and she won't even stir if auy one looks at her, although she is perlectly able to help herself. She s very fat, and increases ber clums.ms by putting on all the clothes she owns. 8h owns a hag full of pieces, and she is so airs d that some one will get a piece away from ber that she takes the Lag to txsl with her at night, and carries it around all day. When they moved from the old bouse into tho new she didn't propose to go. Having no time to reason with her, two of the sisters picked ber up, chair and all, and starUd, folio e 1 by a friend carrying the bag of pn-ces. Just about half way over, the old lady threw up hrr bands and began, "My God! My bread and milk! My bread and milkl" It seems that she had bcui eating a bowl of bread and milk when the summons came for her to move. Happening to remember itshe wouldn't allow them to, take her another step until they brought what there was re maining of it to her, and she had eaten it all, then the procession moved on. 6he swears dreadfully in French, and priast, bishop and sisters have tried to make her a good pious woesan, but "she won't, aad that's all there is about it." Kladlf leatltat. Old Jimmie waa there for several years. At last a dreadful sore broke out on his leg and he went tobd, where bo staid for two years before death relieved his sufferings. During' all that time the sister had to wash out the loathsome sore at least twice a day. When he died he bad about 50 in money which he left to the sitters. But no sooner had the breath left his lody than a host of friend and rela tive turned up who demanded the V). Not one cf thatn had ever thought enough enough of him to call on hiai during his long sickness, but when he died snd it was learned that he had left ? 0 to the women who had nursed him, it was a different thing. The money was given up to them, for tne sisters will never enter into any du-pute con cerning money. Very often the state ment if made that such or such a per son has left mney to the home, but it is. the exception when sny of it reaches tbe Mother's bands. IaH win trtho Boston More a;nt tbem about f SO, the result of an admission fee te the store. One of the pleasing pictures seen at the heme yesterday was old Phili p Coffey sitting working at hia shoe maker's bench, close to a western window Where the light fell on h.s white head and happy face. The old man had just linuhed one shoe and putting the last touches on its nate. He is 81 years old. and says be is gt ting too old to do very tine woik. but he like to do eomething at his tra l which lie learned in Dublin, He seemed to be tie only one who bad any let occupation. In perfect pert t fOi?saion of all his senses, woikirg busily away, harpy ana contented, the ughtof him msde one feel like thank ing God for the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor. ffn from th Bath. Jsy Noble, who hs been in the south for a week, returned last evening. He was in Louisville, Ky., during the re cent fire. He says thst tb tiw ment was Intense and thst the scenes follow, irg tbe d scovt ry of the thsrrrd ie msins of those burned in the fir" wei heartrending. He also repoits that business is lively sll through the south, and as a proof of the fact, proudly ex. h. b it two contracts duly signed for a large amount of plaster sufficient to keep the mills which he represented m active operation for many weeks. at th frofclhltl rih. The following progrsm will be ren dered at the 1. O. O. T. hall, McMutlen block, corner Island and fraotb Division street, this evening, beginning at a p. m under th aupices of the rb bi lion club: Add rets, Mr. Kyndfrs; recitst ens by M:s Hogadone, Mts Alcombrsck and Master Andrey Ch rm; instrumental music. Mis Camp bell; remarks by othra, s.nging by the I. O. (3. T. cho.'r. A dm ssion free. rti t7 t a ti sn. IsarxviM, Mich. Dee. it Alfred Peterson. 9 from tb beeket in the Lkt f-rv-r Iron Company aew shsft No. v. falliar tea frv d wa iattaatly killed. Tw dhf men trer wtth frc&, YmX saved tbem by eUariaff to the shaft rvpm tJiiUl tb boet righted again. a Swlwsw rtlM-h 1wtrrr?4. Csw f-arrm. la. De. Jl A Cm Thr:r'fJ!irr!rg in th briain pr f y "Jliamabnrg bTjtii n entire Wxitf MttHV toT r-'l Tb lf-iy to- aa&a.