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5 y-h •n- M:HrSPAl'Elt VWB. Any iK»r»on KMt.OfltGO, VllC a KUltAerNKT I wreon who tnfcrsthn piiporrejnilrtrly fromtho vlicthvr fllrccu«l to hlRiumiu or vrbotlicr til i' or uot, Is ivHponBlblc for the pay. The courts have decided that utfufllnt? to take news* ivancrR and wrIodltyilH frointho poKiofllot\ or r«'mt»v Jutf nnd U-HViuK them unr-nlled for, dl'lllX'Ot ItJ'-KimUNAL K«AUI. it prima facie cvl- TOPICS OF THE DAY. FROM present, indications it appears Hi at the few feathers remaining in the poor okl European Turkey will bo plucked before long. Tin? Argentine Republic lias decided to finish till its proposed railroads, and. build a new harbor at a total cost of $59,000,000. This opens a great field' for American products. BKOOKI.YN bridge does not pay. The net receipts should be $50,000 in order to euable the bridge to earn its salt. The gross receipts about make that average and the running expenses aro over §35,000 a month. IT seems (here are natural gas wells fu China oyer 1,000 years old. The gas is conveyed through bamboo pipes with the nozzles of baked clay, and many of the Humes have, been kept burning liter ally for hundreds of years. IT is believed in Europe that, the final struggle of flic Turkish Umpire for ex istence is approaching. iSalistoury has ordered the British representative at Constantinople to assure the Porte that Kngland will do lier utmost to prove the integrity of Turkey. 1 TMKV found an expert in Toronto the oilier day who really proved something in court. He was permitted to drink «even glasses of "Blue llibbon Beer," a beverage claimed by the manufactur ers to be non-intoxicating. The seven glasses made the expert very drunk. TIIK real question involved in the telephone war is not who is entitled to a luouopoly by priority of invention, but whether there is anybody so entitled. It begins to look as though the business wrould be thrown open to competition eventually. In that case the public will be a great gainer. ACCORDING to the forthcoming census report of Iowa, that State has twenty Jive centenarians. Thirteen are 101 years old three 1.02 years one 10:5 two •304 one 105 one 10G one 107 one 112 and one. Jacob Heike, of Grundy, who is 121 years of age. There are thirty live persons whoso ages range from ninety-five to ninety-nine years. A liKMAKKAiiLic instance of how money will increase when put out at interest on long time, is called to mind by the fact that Benjamin Franklin, in 3 791, gave to Boston £1,000 to accumu late for a century, when it would amount Co .fi 100,000, and then to be expended in •sonic public work $350,000 have been expended in the purchase of lioxbur* Park. IIOKSK-KI.ESII is extensively used in Paris in place of beef, in the prepara tion of soups and ragouts. There arc, it '•seems, a large number of butchers in •Paris who are licensed to kill and sell iliorse-flesh. In 1883 it is known that over 13,000 horses, mules and donkeys were slaughtered for food in the city. It is impossible to tell the horse or mule flesh from ordinary beef when served up with savoryJierbs in stews and soups. .1 'Tun trade outlook has recently oroal i.v changed for the better in the United •States. A demand has sprung up for nil kinds of goods, and a better feeling exists than lias been felt since the sum mer of 1881. Our crops of corn, cot ton, oats, and fruit arc exceptionally large. The demand for our petroleum -also is steadily increasing, and hence it really seems as if the revival in business is genuine and likelv to last. THUKU is every reason to believe that next spring will see all Europe in arms. There seems to be no possible solution uf the complications between Ihe nations abroad but by an appeal to the sword. Jtussia wants Constantinople, and some clay will get it, while Germany is deter mined to have more seaports on the Xicriuau Ocean. It is commercial neces sities and ambitions that are at the hot-' 1OMI of HIE discontent among the na Xions of Eastern Europe. ASSISTANT POSTMASTEU GENEKAL •"STF.VICNSON has removed a Postmaster liu Utah Territory because his mail de livery was confined to four wives and seventeen daughters. Several male correspondents of the latter are believed ito have brought about the removal on the: ground that it was impossible to a letter to a female member of the -family without giving one's self away to ilhe oll man. "Offensive relationship" would probably cover the specifications »of thc charge. 1 It'is proposed that an artificial river, two hundred feet wide, shall be con structed, to run from Chicago south west to the Illinois River. This would .practically unite the Mississippi and iJLake Miehigau. Then, again,- there is •talk of turning the trade of the Canadian north-west, southward, to the United States, by constructing a canal to con nect Lake Winnipeg with our lake sys iteiu. This scheme contemplates the 'uniting of three basins, that of Lake .Superior, of the Upper Mississippi, and •of the Winnipeg llivcr and Lake. kt.xm LITTLE PHIL'S VIEWS. Sorno Extracts from tho Annual Report of General Sheridan on the Army's Con* dltion—»Til* IManft for Solving tho In* lian Problem Legislation Needed In the Army. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—The annual re port of Lieutenant-Gcneral Sheridan, com mander ot' the army, after referring to the defenseless condition of the Atlantic cities, the raids of Oklahoma by the "boomers," tho sincerity of whose leaders he doubts, mentioning the belief of some that they are in the pay of interested corporations who desire to have Indian Territory opened to settlement, and the troubles with the Chey ennes and Arapahoes, takes up the subject of the Apache murders and says: 1 am in hopes of an early settlement of tho Apache difficulty in such mitnnor as will for ever provent a recurrence of the l-aiils of these Indians. So lonir ns General Crook had control of the Apnchcs under the agreement of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Interior mutters weut 011 very well in Ari zona, but when contentions begun under the divided authority that cxisicd a year ago, distrust and trouble arose among the In dians, and continued until the outbreak of the Cliiricaliuus in May Inst. The outbreak was petulant and without cause, nnd em braced only a part of tho tribe, but this ele ment comprised the young- and most vigor ous. The conduct of this band, not exceed ing forty-two men and nine squaws, was fiend ish in the extreme. Unprotected and un armed people were murdered wherever mot, and when pressed by the troops they scattered like a flock of quail and came together again at some designated spot from fifty to one hundred miles distant. They should- all be exterminated or captured, and 1 have the greatest confidence iu General Crook's ability to accomplish this purpose, though the difficulties are very great. I beg the people in that section to bear in mind that General Crook is the best 1111111 we have to deal with these hostile In dians, and will accomplish iu tho end moro than, perhaps, any man iu the army. He is familiar with the Indians nnd the country, nnd, unfortunate ns the people of Arizona ann New Mexico have been, there is no other man in the army who could do any better or who is more wrapped up in tho welfare of the poople of that section as regards life, prop erty and business prospects. In regard to this hostile band in Mexico, under the agree ment, our officers and men have been treated with consideration ahd kindness which it is my duty to acknowledge. 1 take great pleas ure in commending General Crook for the ad mirable disposition of his troops nnd his steady perseverance under disheartening cir cumstances. General Sheridan recommends as a solu tion of the vexed Indian question that the Government give each Indian family the 320 acres now provided for them by law and buy up the remainder of their reservations at $1.25 per acre, investing the money for the tribes in Government bonds, the in terest to be used in lieu of the annual sub sidies voted thein by Congress for their maintenance, and the principal to 4 be given into their control in the course of time. General Sheridan shows that the Crow Indians have 4,500,000 afcTCS, tiie Cheyennes and Arapa hoes 4,100,000 ai?a til? Utes 5,100,000, which could be bought by tne Government for this purpose. Some of these lauds are worth from SS'ta S10 an acre, and could bo sold to settlers readily at an average of S1.25 an acre. If the treaties in existence between the tribes and the Government in terfere with the execution of tliis plan General Sheridan suggests that Congress "could easily devise some means of over coming this dilliculty." The report con tinues: I.can not nsree with General Miles in liis ideas regarding the Indian Territory, or in his confidence in the ability of the Indian to make himself sell'-supporting in so short a time. All our experience heretofore does not warrant such confidence, and such opin. 11s should be regarded as individual rather than repre sentative of the army. The processes of civilization must necessarily bo slow and will, no doubt, be worked outiu time if firm ness and l'alr treatment be observed nnd a steady policy pursued but the ultimate result is still some distance in the future. When a tribe becomes refractory or has worked itself into state of open revolt, its temporary transfer to the control of the military lor the purpose of discipline, as has recently been done with the Cheyennes and Arapahoes in the Indian Territory and the Apaches in Arizona, will bo found ol'benefit: but the permanent control of the Indians rs not desired by the army at large. The Seminole Indian scouts now iu the vicinity of i-'ort Clark, Tex. (mentioned iu my Inst report), have not as yet been brought back to the Indian Territory. Sympathy for tiieia is very great, and the injustice they have undergone for about eighteen years has been often referred to without eliect. They area good people, and should be provided lor iu the Indian Territory. The Lieutenant-Gcneral commends the recommendations of the Adjutant-General in regard to promotions to tiie rank of field oflicer lie calls attention to the necessity of concentrating troops near the large cities, where they can be more economically sup ported, and whence they can be more read ily moved and says the status of the na tional guard should be regulated by a gen eral law of Congress. The report concludes as follows: The discipline throughout the army is very good. 1 have 110 recommendation to make except to increase the number of men in the companies and to add two more companies and two Majors to each reginent of infantry. 1 most heartily coincide with the remarks of General Seholield 011 the need of military legislation. His views are of such importance that I transmit them bodily to my report: "There is a great need iu the military serv ice 01' legislation, under the power conferred by the Constitution upon Congress, to make rules for the government and x-egulatio* of the laud and unval forces. It is sometimes of supreme importance that tlu: responsibili ties of military administration and command be clearly defined by law, and it is important •it all times that the rules for the gov ernment of the military service be observed liko other laws by competent authority alter due consideration and uuder all the light which experience can bring to the aid of legislation. Regulations thus established and subject to cliunge only by Congress would have such a degree of stability as to become the basis of a sound military st stein, which up to tho present time has not existed iu tbis country. Although the regulations have undergone changes almost without number, the most important questions involved in the command and government of the army, which have been the source of constant embarrassment and Rie cause of much controversy l'or many years, remain uusottled itt the present time. No commanding General, from the highest to the lowest, cun know tho extent or limit ot his authority, and no one can have any staff responsible to him for the faithful execution of his orders." During the last twenty-five years the 00115 try has passed through three momentous crisis wherein these unsettled questions were of vital importance! to the Nation, and theii decision for the occasion depondod solely upon individual opiuions. Another such crisis may not be far distant when such a de cision might not be so fortunate for the coun try. llouce, while I present the necessity ol a considerable increase of the army, 1 also suggest us a still greater necessity that laws be established by Congress for the "govern went and regulation" of the military forces. A Proposed Monument to General Mc Clellan in Fail-mount 1'urk. ^PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18.—At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fairuiounl Park Art Association, held yesterday after noon, it was resolved to establish a fund to be called "The McClellau Memorial Fund," the object of which is to erect by the associa tion in Fairmount Park a suitable memorial to the late General George B. McClellan. It was also resolved that the association contribute $50,000 toward this memorial, providing at least $10,000 additional be raised for that purpose. A. J. Drex wa? appointed chairman. A TERRIBLE FATE. An Oil-Tank In Philadelphia Exploit M, Scattering the Burning Fluid Over Many Workmen—One l'erson Killed Outright nnd Four Die from Injuries Received. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19.—While fifteen men were repairing a large iron still at the Philadelphia Lubricating Company's works yesterday it exploded and tilted over, pour ing out its 150 gallons of crude oil in a fiery mass. The following were burned to death: Alexander Banks, Joseph Kobin son, Patrick Boyle, Arthur Grueber and Charles Marshall. Charles McLean was also badly burned, and will probably die. For some tune past the works have been running to their full capacity,and yesterday morning a gang of fifteen men were set at work to repair a stone foundation under a large iron still which contained one hundred and fifty barrels of crude oil. The repairs had been partially completed, and several of the men were engaged in plastering up the interior walls, when the man-hole of the still was blown oft, setting the oil on fire, tilting over the still and causing the burning oil to fall on the men below. The explosion was followed a few seconds later by a second report and a dense volume of smoke, and the utmost consternation ensued among the workmen. Considerable time elapsed be fore any of the lire apparatus reached the scene, by which time the oil which still re mained in the tilted tank and the portion which had flowed to the ground was burn iug fiercely. Joseph liobinson was discovered lying on the ground close to a pool of burning oil. llis clothing was saturated with the oil, a portion of which had been burned off. lie terxlidy burtied, *nd when picked up and carried to tlie compa ny's works a portion of tho flesh of the right leg came off while a surgeon was en gaged in cutting off his pantaloons. lie died later in the day. Alexander Banks was working imme diately under the tank when the explosion took place. While the rescuing party was in search of the victims his body was ob served, as the wind carried the smoke away, lying 011 tie ground close to the foundation wail and surrounded by blazing oil. One of the men, named Michael Cavanaugli, volunteered to rescue liini, and, notwithstanding the protests of his companions, crawled along 011 the ground after one of the firemen had sat urated his clothcs with water. hen with in reach of the unfortunate man he grasped his right foot, and when he made ati effort to draw the body out the foot parted lrom it. Cavanaugh dropped it and hastily reached a place of safety, leaving the body to the flames. Cavanaugh's face and hands were badly burned. A few minutes after Cavanaugh escaped the tank fell, and Bank's body was hidden from view. Charles McLean and Arthur Grucber were also found lying close to the burning still. Several other men who were working close to the still at the time of the explosion were also burned. The loss will reach about §30,000 insurance, 817,000. The cause of the explosion is unl^iowi^ TO PROTECT THE HERDS. The Cattlemen Ask Congress to Pass New Laws for tlie Driving Out of Contagious lliHuaseK—t'lewft of the Convention. CHICAGO, Nov. 19.—In the convention of cattlemen yesterday morning Thomas Sturgis, of Cheyenne, Wy. T., read a paper treating 011 live-stock diseases from a com mercial standpoint. Dr. Aines, of Montana, read a series of resolutions on tho subject of contagious diseases. They provided fortiie following: A finance committee of five to collect sub scriptions and raise a fund to prosecute means to secure legislation, this committee to act under the direction of tho Execu tive Committee of the National Cattle Growers' Association a committee to gath er and to give to the newspaper press au thentic information regarding contagious diseases, so as to remove popular miscon ceptions and a third committee which shall be charged with the presentation and persistent support before Congress at its ap proaching session, of measures: For the perfecting of existing laws. For the creation ol' adequate provision for national over.-ight and control of cattle dis eases under tho direction of tho Commission er of Agriculture. For the appropriation of not loss tlinn $1, 500,000 for such oversight nnd control. For the omivloymont of a sulllcient number of expert and competent men. For the payment by the general Govern ment of a reasonable valuation, upon the ba sis of value, prior to infection, l'or nnimals slaughtered 011 account of disease and for the due enforcement of such laws. There was a lively debate 011 that portion of the resolutions asking the Government to pay for slaughtered diseased cattle. It was adopted in spite of some opposition. It was resolved by the convention that the manufacture and sale of all compounds intended to take the place of butter should be so regulated,by State and .National laws, that they should be put upon the markets under their own names, and that all manufacturers of butter who shall introduce into the product any foreign matter for tho purpose of adulterating or cheapening it shall be com pelled by proper laws to mark all such adulterated compounds. The convention called 011 each association which had dele gates present to eurteavor to aid in the sup pression of contagious diseases. It decided to urge the Governors of the States to rec ommend to their respective Legislatures the passage of proper laws authoriz ing the appointment of sanitary boards. Kesolutions regarding the restricting of the free shipment of Southern cattle liable to be affected with Texas fever were presented and laid 011 the table. After listening to a report 011 beef canning the convention ad journed without day. The Nutioual Grunge. BOSTON-, NOV. 19.—The National Grange of tiie Patrons of LUisbandry chose these ollicers yesterday: Master, P. DarTe.n,- overseer, J. C. Draper, ot Worcester, Siass. Lecturer, Mortimer Whitehead, of New Jersey Chaplain, A. .1, Itose, of Texas Steward, J. E. Hall, of West Virginia.: Assistant Steward, W. H. Stenson, of New Hampshire Treasurer, F. M. McDowell, of New York Secretary, John Trumble, ot Washington, D. C.: Gate-keeper, Henry Thompson, of Dela ware Ceres, Mrs. Kate Harden, of Missis sippi Pomona, Mrs. S. H. Neal, of Kentucky Flora, Mrs. James C. Draper, of Massa chusetts: .Lady Assistant Steward, Mrs. E. M. Lipscomb, of South Carolina. Kesolutions were adopted recommending biennial State elections (opposing the crea tion of all unjust monopolies recognizing the political equality |of the two sexes urging farmers to united and determined efforts in protecting their interests through the ballot, and favoring the promotion of the oliice of Commissioner of Agriculture to a Cabinet position. A motion in support of the striking shoe-lasters at Brockton was adopted. Work of Secret-Service Agents. WASHINGTON, NOT. 19.—Tlie Chief of the Secret-Service Division reports that 444 arrests were made during tiie last year and §305,580 in base money was de stroyed. It is estimated that S100, 000 in counterfeit S20 silver certifi cates, 810 and $5 United States notes, and S10 notes ot tiie Third National Bank of Cincinnati aro in the hands of counter feiters. The counterfeiting of coin, espe cially of nickels, is on the increase. It is recommended that laws be passed prohib iting the manufacture of dies or molds for making fac similies ot coins for business purposes, and giving the service authoiity to act in all cases of frauds agaiust thy (iovernmeut isi 'TWAS EVER THUS. The winter days are near at hand When silently through all the land The snow will fall Its dazzling whiteness all around Will drift above the frozen ground, Deep over all. Then tho young lover haste will make, And in a narrow cuttor take His girl to ride And she will laugh, blithe and jocose Beneath the bntlalo snuggled close Up to his side. Meanwhile at homo his aged fath Er will, to shovel out a path, The drifts attack And while Love holds the youth in thrall Tho poor old man at home will al- Most break his back. —SomeiDfUe Journal, FOUR PICTORIAL PARAGRAPHS. X. VXDER TIIE HAMMER—(Your Thumb.) Origin of a Club Xame. "Itwas curious," remarked Fogg, "how tlie new Boston club received its name." "Why, how was that?" asked two or three of tiie boys. "Why, you see," said Fogg, removing his cigar, and then remouthing it for a half-dozen leisurely puffs "why, you see the members were sitting around the ta ble, each one thinking with all his might for an appropriate name for tiie club. It was so very quiet that the servant outside thought the gentlemen had all gone home. At all events, he suddenly opened tiie door, and addressing his fellow-servant within, uttered these remarkable words: "All gone, Quiiin?" It came like an inspiration. It seemed the very name for which all were searching. It was immediately and Anani uiously voted that the new club should be "The Algonquin."—Boston Transcript. THE WRITING ON TIIE WALL—Post No Bills. A Meditntlon. I doan know why er pusson wants ter cut otf er dog's taiJ. Ef natur hadn't wanted de dog ter liab er tail she wouldn't liab gin him one. It's er pitiful sight ter see er glad dog try ter wag his tail when he ain't got none. It put me in mine o' er man dat hab los' bof ar ins tryin' ter shake linn's wider frien'. It sartainly doan im prube er dog's looks ter cut off his tail, an' dar oughter be er law passed ter prevent sich cruilness. Ef I wuz er bob-tail dog folks would hab ter take dar chances.— Arliiinsaw Traveler. How It Was Settled. One of the boarders in a private boarding house in this city, not over prompt in pay ing board-bills, grumblingly observed, a morning or two ago, in the hearing of the in. & 9 A FAUM-HAND—(Five Spades.) "boarding missus:" "This coffee isn't set tled." "I guess it will be settled before your bill is settled," siie quickly retorted. This was a settler he little expected. It set a little ripple ©f laughter in motion round the table, and, when it settled, tlie jieacemaker of the house observed that there were probably grounds for complaint on both sides, which settled the matter, and harmony resumed her reign. Boston Courier. III a Texas Hostelry. Guest—Waiter, bring me some rice pud ding. Waiter—Boss, I can't jess recormend do rice pudding to-day. "What's the matter with it?" "Nutliu, cept dar ain't none."—Texa» Siftinga. IV. EBiiTSuq BOOM I A BOUNCING BOY—(The Editor.) A Good Suggestion. "You seem to be serious this morning, Colonel," said one Missouri gontleman to another. "Yes, Major, I am puzzled to know what to do. The merchant with whom I have been dealing has been dunning me every day for the past week. I believe I'll step around and shoot him." "Don't do that, Colonel. You might have to pay a line. Keep on trading with him, and if hedwi't starve to death, he will kill himself."—Missouri Exchange. J8K&-. OYSTERS OUT OF WATER. ilov Tliey Can He Kept Fresh From Klglit to Twelve Weeks. In the Bulletin of the United States Commission, Prof. A. E. Ycrrill savi: My attention was recently called by Captain C. H. Townsend to a large clus ter of oysters attached to an old boot which had been hanging in the front windows of the iish market of Charles Reed, in this city, for a long timo. This cluster was taken from the water in the early part of December, 1881 (about the 10th, it is said), and when I examined it on February 25th, several of the larger oysters were still alive. I am tolll that they continued to live for some days afterward. The larger ones, which were still alive, wore of about the size ordinarily sold in the market. Most of the smaller ones were dead, and many of the larger ones, of which tho edges had been broken or chipped, were dead nnd dried up when I saw them. Those that were alive had all been hung up with the front edge of the shell down and the hiuire upward. Thoy had been hang ing in the show window, attached to a gas burner, during the whole timo (over ten weeks), freely exposed to tho air and light. The room was, of course, rather cool, as such shops ually are in wintet, and the window space, al though ope 1 freely to the shop, was doubtless still cooler, especially at night, but the air must have been dry and the temperature quite variable. The window faces to the west, and would have direct, sunlight iu the after noon. The remarkable duration of tho life of these oysters is undoubtedly due to two causes: 1. The perfect condition of the edges of the shells, which allowed thom to close up very tightly. 2. The position, suspended as they were, with the front edge downward, is tiie most favorable position for the retention of water within tiie gill cav ity, for in this position the edges of the mantle would closely pack against the inner edges of the shell, effectually closing any small leaks, and the re tained" water would also be in tlie most favorable position to moisten the gills, even after part had evaporated. It is also possible that when in this position the oyster instinctively kcep3 tho shell tightly closed, to prevent the loss of water. This incident may give a hint as to the best mode of transporting oysters and clams long distances. Perfect shells should be selected, and thoy should be packed with tho front edge dowmoard, and kept moderately cool, in a crate OT some such receptacle which will allow a free circulation of air. Under such favorable'conditions se lected oysters can doubUess be kept from eight to twelve weeks out of water. Probably the fjuahaug, or round clam, which has a very tightly closing shell, when perfect can be kept equally long in the same way.—Scienlifi'i 'American. AS OTHERS SEE US. Some American Notes ly An Observing J'Tn irishman. The ordinary Amercan is apparently always in a hurry. lie oats quickly, drinks liis liquor at a gulp, travels quickly, thinks quickly, and likes to read his newspaper quickly, and to grasp in an augcnblick (as the Germans would say) what is going on all over the world. The journalist supplies him in consequence with cleverly-construct ed headlines, so worded that a glance at them tells the contents of the article which follows, and enables him to decide whether or not it contains matter which will interest him. On all the large newspapers in the United States a man is especially engaged to write these headlines, and some of them aro mar vels of skillful epitomizing. For a peo ple who demand such a brief yet tom plete epitome of events, it were worse than useless in an editor to publish full details. It is therefore, impressed upon every newspaper writer that he shall aim at concisancss on every occasion. It is hardly possible that there can be any speech, address, lecture or sermon worthy of reporting at length it is im possible that any trial, examination or meeting can be worthy of a report in extenso. "You have so much space," says the editor to the reporter "say all you can in that." And even after this injunction the editor will generally litul use for liis brute pencil. Every member of the staff of an American newspaper is expected to keep his eyes and cars wide open, lie must be 011 the alert to catch and re member all that is going on around him, a veritable piekcr-up of unconsidered trilles. O11 this account there is a friendly rivalry always in existence be tween the stall's of all the newspapers in a city. Each man is ever trying to obtain a piece of news for his paper that no other pa per will have on the following morning, and hence the brightness and originality of American newspapers, though it is also from this cause that too often their news is untrustworthy. But then, the American reoe tive facul ties are constituted differently from the English. What is read in the news papers in the United States is always taken cum jrano salis. a*ul the true American will sooner by far read a racily-written article, be it everso short, and not altogether correct in details, then he will sit and peruse a lengthy though absolutely correct account of the most important event of the day. Of this fact the journalist is fully aware he therefore prepares an olla-potlrida of paragraphs. clippings, telegrams, short editorials, personal chats, special articles and satirical (sometimes scur rilous) critiques on everything and everybody.—London Globe. 1 —It is a somewhat striking reminder of the flight of time that there is not an oflicer in our army above the rank of Major who did not serve in the army duving the War of the Rebellion. Of the Majors, 213 out of 235, and of the Captains, 475 out of C17 served in the army before June 1, 1865. Most of the men who participated in the War of the Rebellion have arrived at an age which would forbid the activo service they saw twenty years ago.—Chicago Jour nal. —A number of flying foxes from the Blaok forest of Germany us to be brought to tbis country. -rr" PITH AND POINT. —The advertiser, no matter ho* •mall his favors, is like the brave gen eral. He considers his place to bo a, the head of the column.—Boston Truns~ crijyt. —The sporting fraternity has grown so respectable of late that a you 11S ladv whose father is in the undertaking bus iness now speaks of her parent as professional boxer. —Mrs. Fogg says she doesn't think much of tne special-delivery system She gave Fogg a letter la*t week, and it hasn't yet reached its destination? She found it in Fogg's pocket this morning, just the same as usual. Bo*. ton Transcript. -"No," he said, "1 shall remain sin gle. Matrimony is getting more ex pensive every day. A man can't marrv now without paying fifty cents for a L4t s, J,h'n r- in and have some- And when he left the saloon he was $2 poorer. —An exchange observes that widows are always favorites with men. There are some big chunks of truth in this '"wP a,'«se his wife every dav of her life, but as soon as she becomes his widow he never even looks cross at her again.—Binghamton Rep ,blican. A poor little eight-year-old girl ot Westminster, Conn., goes to the Reform School for thirteen years or hittinn- a wointm with an jyjple. The apple has probably made more trouble for woman than any other fruit, except, possibly, the cucumber. —Burlington Free Press, —A strong reason: A tenr was in lier eye: Was it for tliiya gone by, Or ror^e years that on lier fast were steal- All, welled it from lier soul? Oil, no, it was the toll Collected by tWe onion she was peeling. —"Can't you give me another pail to put your milk in?" said the milk man to the girl the other morninw. "Why, what's the matter with that one von've got in your hand?" "Why, it leaks. I want one that's watertight." The girl went to get one, but she thought much as she went.—Yonkers Statesman. —Farmer (to tramp who has been looking around his house for some time): "Say, what arc you looking for?" "Looking for work, boss?''7 "Come out here. I can give you some work." "1 don't want no work." "Then what are you looking after work for?" "So I kin dodgo it, of course."— New York Mail and Express. —A scii-ntist named Olszewski has succeeded in obtaining a temperature of 393 degrees below zero. lie probably experienced this d-pth of frigidness in the city by speaking to a young lady with whom he had flirted at the sea side. In order to obtain a temperature of 393 degrees above zero, we've been told, a man must go home at 2 a. m. when his wife is .sitting up for him.— Norristoiun Herald. ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS. How Persona Should Dress When They Have Their Picturrs Taken. How to dress when sitting for a pho tograph is a serious question at tho time, and one that compels consider able thought. Many people find their photographs but faint likenesses of tho original, and for this there are several reasons among the first is that in all probability we each look most kindly on our own faces when seen in the mir ror. It is almost positive that we aro not positively familiar with our own features. Witness tho shiver with which we receive the declaration: "How much you look like Mrs. So-and so!" when we do not think that per son tho type of beauty to which we be long, and with what a thrill of satis faction we hear the same declaration when it coincides with our own wishes of resemblances. This feeling, no doubt, is at the bottom of our satisfac tion or dissatisfaction with the results of the photographer's skill. Better re sults could be obtained, -ometiiues, if the subject were dressed in conformity with the laws of light. A prominent photographer not long since said. "Too many think they have nothing to do personally with the photographs. They can dress in any manner, wear anything, pose as pleases them, and they will be taken artistically. This is an erroneous impression. You take a lady with a mass of white around her neck, and after she is photographed that white will detract from tho look of her face. The contrast between the stud' and the flesh tints in life aro lost in the likeness, to the detriment of the facial expression. The liigh sleeve dresses of to-clay are uglv, and distort the form. High dressing about the neck is to be avoided for ladies. The Greek style of hair-dressing, closo to the head," rather plain iu front, and twisted iuto a coil at the back of the neck, is the only sensible way for a lady to be photographed. It shows off hev head prettily, and always looks refined and artistic. High coiffures, waves, bangs, frizzes anil other devices for cranium ornamenta tion may be the rage, but in a photo graph they look ridiculous and foolish after tho fashion has changed. A low neck in a dress is becoming to nearly every lady in a picture, for it gives a chance at head-posing which is not af fected by collars, ruches, etc., that ex tend almost to the chin. "The clothing worn by men is inar tistic, and hides the outlines of their figures particularly their pantaloons, which are as ungraceful as can be im agined. Amer can men, as a rule, have long necks and sloping shoulders for this reason they can wear tolerably high shirt collars. The neatest neck wear of this class is the rolling collar always stylish and effective iu a photo graph. Men ou lit never to wear any thing else when going to sit for a pic ture that is, if their necks are not too long and can stand the low collar. A short man ought never to wear a sack coat it destroys the lines of his form. In a Prince Albert garment a fellow cau nearly every time look first rate in 11 photograph. There are no accepted rules for dressing either sex for a visit to a gallery. If a person has ta9te in clothes, and takes the hints a goo I tist will afterward give him. no faun is likely to be foand with ttw worlfc— Christian Union. i.