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rEnsox.ir. axd other xotes.
Senator Jones ol Florida is to open n
law olllco in Detroit.
Mntthcw Arnold is the guest of Mrs. Bur
ion Harrison in Boston.
Maurice B. Flynn was bom, lie snys, with
a gold spoon in liis motitli.
Henry Yllnrd is expected to retain to
New York nbout October 0.
Uomenyi, tho violinist, is playing in India,
it is said, with great success.
Cornelius Vnnderbilt is spoken ot for re
publican candidate for mayor o! New York.
Bret ilarto is engaged on a new Christ
mns story, to boentitled "ThoQtieen of the
Dan do Qnillc, Mark Twain's ex-associate
on the Virginia City Enterprise, is writing iv
history of Nevada.
Thomas Powell Fowler has been elected
president of the New York, Ontario ifc West
ern Railroad company.
Justice Stanley Matthews and his bride
nre buying ornninents for their home from
obliging London dealers.
Senator Jones of Nevada is so jolly a
gentleman that everybody feels glad that
lio is so big a millionaire.
Fred Douglass will visit the historic Rhine
and the Alps in the company of his accom
plished wife in September.
Gen. Phil Sheridan and Col. Mike Slioii
dan lately went to Somerset, Ohio, on a
visit to their mother, who is SI years old.
Slnde, the Maori pugilist, is fighting alco
hol at Auburn, Cal. II can knock out a
customer who does not pay up with one
Mr. I'pochcr's stylo of oratory does not
appear to take in London, but that docs
not surprise his friends. There is no scan
dal in it.
Edwin Booth nnd Lawrence Barrett arc
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Field, of
Chicago, at their summer home, Beverly
Col. A. L. Hives, of Virginia, has been
offered $2r,000 a year by M. do Lesscps.
So says rumor. The colonel is to boss the
Patrick Ford, of the Irish World, has re
cently been in conference with Mr. Blaine
and is even now "resting" nt a quiet hotel
at Bnr Harbor.
SOME WASIIIXOTOX OOSSLP.
The postoflico department, with the view
of affording tho public additional facilities
for correspondence by mail, has completed
nrrnngetnents for issuing a combined letter
flheet and stamped envelope of a pattern
which can be readily understood and uacd.
It is styled a "letter sheet envelope," nnd
is of only ono denomination two cents.
For the present nt least it is deemed expo
client by tho postmnster-general to confina
the issuo of the letter sheet envelope to n
few of tho principal olllces. Tho contract
under which tho envelopes nre furnished to
tho government provides that they shall
bo transported, free ot charge to tho gov
ernment from New York, tho place ot man
ufacture, to any postoflico in tho United
States to which they may bo ordered, and
also that the department shall pay the
contractors only for such letter sheet en
velopes ns mny bo sold. These envelopes
will be sold for threo cents a single sheet,
two sheets for five cents; pnds of twenty
five sheets 58 cents, 100 sheotsfor $2.40.
Acting Secretary of tho Treasury Fair
child has issued a call for $15,000,000 of 3
per cent bonds to mature on Oct. 12 next.
Tho bonds included in this call nro as fol
lows: $50, original No. 101 to 123, both
inclusive; $100, original No. 1,522 to
1,077, both inclusive; $500, original No.
C50 to 728, both inclusive; $1,000, orig
inal No. 4,207 to 4,000, both inclusive;
310,000, original No. 10,248 to 11,003,
both inclusive. Total. $15,000,000.
the a.thrESTOx surrnitEits.
Galveston dispatch: Tho city council at
a meeting last evening, appropriated $15,
000 for the benefit ot tho storm sufferers of
this city. Tho citizens havo subscribed
$5,000 for tho same purpose. This will
only afford temporary relief, as over 150
families are rendered homeless and desti
tute by the storm.
Tho recent storm proved very destruc
tive to small vessels off tho Texas coast.
It will doubtless bo months bolero tho full
list of tho casualties nro known. Ono
sloop has gono to pieces off Pelican island,
while another sloop noar her is bottom up.
Tho crew ol two men aro supposed to havo
been drowned. An unknown vessel and
"threo schooners nro reported ashore or
overturned at diiferont points along tho
Two ot the crow of one schooner are lost
and tho crow of another aro supposed also
to have been lost. All tho small crafts in
tho bay from tho shoal to Edmunds' port
aro reported lost. A lumber schooner has
gone to pieces in tiie bay and her captain
and cook drowned. It is roughly esti
mated that tho damngo done shipping in
this vicinity during the storm will approx
The village of Quintane, nt tho mouth of
tho Brazos river was entirely swept away
and two schooners driven ushoro. No
.lives lost so far ns known.
Iudiauola is a rompleto wreck, not moro
than threo or four houses escaped destruc
tion by tho heavy storm. A negro woman
and two children were drowned. Nearly al!
the sheep on the island wero drowned and
the remainder probably perished.
Tronpect House (N. Y.) special: When
Contractor Watts Cook of Patterson, N.
J who is going to build tho new Harlem
bridge, left there early this week he gavo
orders that his little steam-launch, tho
"Nellie," should be placed at tho presi
dent's disposal. Two guides brought it
-alongside tho wharf this morning and cot
up steum, when they tried to got back into
deep water, but ran uground. Finally sho
was got off and the president nnd party
boarded her nnd ran down tho lake, dart
ing through the channels between the
numerous islands. Troutins lines nnd n
ride were aboard, but the party gave them
belves up to enjoying th sail and no fishing
or bhooting was done. Lunch was eaten
eight miles from home, on the banks ot the
Inko. Thocottago was roached nbout 0
o'clock nnd nil expressed themselves as
having thoroughly enjoyed the day's trip.
To-night a gennnn was given at the hotel
tinder the management ot Miss Cutter ot
Boston, Miss Warner of New York, Miss
Albert ot Germantown, N. Y nnd Capt.
Curtis of Indianapolis. Mrs. Cleveland re
ceived an invitation which she at once ac- 1
cepted. The presidential party will proba
bly attend chunh to-morrow in the llttU J
chapel on the hill back ot the hotel.
M.AIXE'S SECOXl) SPEECH.
Blaino made his second speech of th
campaign at North Berwick, Me., on the
25th. He twitted the prohibitionists of
inconsistency and ingratitude toward the
republican party which lind given the stnte
nil the prohibitive legislation it lind ever
had. The prohibitionists did not expect
to elect anybody of their own party. They
could only defeat the republicans. Pnss
ing to tho fisheries question Blaine said:
"Canada is in a very peculiar position.
Site wants to enjoy tho pride nnd senti
ment of belonging to tho British empiro
and to pocket the profit nnd advantage of
having an American market at tho Maine
time. Wo don't think that fair." Blaine
read at lengtli from tho lato treaty with
Canada, commenting ns lie proreeded, nnd
showing by its terms that the United States
were placed at groat disadvantage.
CliAZEO 11Y DllIXK.
MoNTOOMcnr, Ala., Aup. 24. Harris
Gunter, a well known citizen, entered police
headquarters at 1 o'clock this morning; with a
double barreled ehotcun to kill Captain Mar
tin, the night chief, nnd llred and killed
Ofliccr Montgomery, Martin not being In tho
room. A desperate strangle followed between
Gunter and the two olllccrs, who disarmed
and placed him in a cell.
Gunter was on a spree anil had earlier In the
night been arrested by Martin. Friends went
his bond and got him out. He wentlioine.biit
came back In his night clothes with the above
a sfPECiAL- Attiiaction, for old soldiers
especially, will bo tho opportunity to view
that grand picture, the Battle of Gettys
burg, when they viwit the Oinnha fair Sept.
Gth to 11th. This is ono of the sights
which must not be overlooked, and many
of the visitors, ns well as veterans of the
army, will nvnil themselves of the chance
afforded. Tho picture is an exact repro
duction of tho famous painting in Chicago
and is one ot the most vivid representa
tions of a great battle ever depicted by an
nrtist. The old soldier can fight his battle
o'er again and tell onco more tho story of
how that desperato field was fought and
UICII.VOXI 1ECLAI!EI JXS.IXE.
St. Joseph (Mo.) special: After being
out forty minutes this afternoon t hi jury
in tho Richmond murder trial brought in a
verdict of not guilty on the ground of in
sanity and decided that Richmond is iusano
sometimes. Ho was given over to tho
sheriff, nnd to-morrow steps will bo tnken
to put him in lunatic asylum No. 2, nenr
The easo was hotly contested, nnd the
arguments on both sides wero tho most
carefully presented and powerfully con
tested ever witnessed in this county. Tho
verdict it not generally satisfactory, but
public opinion is bo divided that no ver
dict that might hnvo been returned would
have met with popular indorsement.
1IISTOIIY OF KAIIOR TIWUIILES.
Washington dispatch: The bureau ol
labor statistics expects to get the second
annual report out by t ho time congress
meets. Two subjects will bo treated in tho
report. One is tho question of convict
labor. The other subject to bo treated is
strikes. A complete history of the strikes
from 1SS0 up to July of this year will be
given, including tho causes, purpose and
effect upon the labor of tho country.
if str roiuc Anovsan.
It is thought the information received by
Assistant District Nicoll in Now York con
cerning the meeting held thero recently by
the anarchists called to sympathize with
tho condemned Chicago bomb throwers will
result in the indictment of thoso most con
spicuously identified with tho meeting for
unlawful assembling, by the next grand
England Twenty-Five Years Ago.
A correspondent of The London Sjicctator
writes, rather wickedly: "I can not share tho
Indication which I hear freely expressed ou all
sides at the American subscriptions to the
1'arnell fund. Such Investments aro llttlo
chickens, which aro sure to come home to
roost; nnd I, at any rate, can not forget tho
confederate loan of twcnty-tlve years ngo,
ngalust the subscription of which by English
men, you, sir, if 1 remember rightly, lifted up
a solitary voice among Loudon journals.
Leaving our mere speculators who went in for
n big profit, ot whom there is no question
here," tho English subscribers to the coufed
nte loan must have meant that they thought
the confederate states right lu their cirort to
break up union, and wished them success. Now
that, I apprehend, Is precisely the meaulng of
the subscribers to the 1'nrncll fund. They
think the home-rulers right, and wish them
success. If a section of our people, therefore,
did precisely what a section of tho American
people aro 'doing to-day, had not we better
stop fuming, and lcavo these llttlo chickens to
come home to roost lit the United States
tweuty-flvc years hence, as ours are doing!"
A Sane Man in a Mad-House.
Proceedings have been begun in Philadelphia
to secure the discharge from the Pennsylvania
Hospital for the Insane of Clifford J. Maxwell,
who has been confined as a lunatic for three
aud a half years. When tho proceedings were
beguu Maxwell was temporarily released from
the asylum, and ho has gono to Atlantic City
to await summons to the trial of the easel
The J'Matlelphia Jieconl says that Maxwell Is
about 80 years of age, a Philadelphia!! by birth,
and a son of Rev. Gordon Maxwell, who was
for many years pastor of tho Emanuel Protes
tant Episcopal church In Kensington. He In
herited a fortune of over $80,000 from his
cramlfather, who was one of the foremost of
Philadelphia merchants at a time when the
port almost monopolized tho merchant trade
of the Atlantic coast. He received his educa
tion at West Point, but a military life hail no
charm for hlin, and after spending some time
in seeing the world he married a young lady
who was a teacher lu the boarding-school of
her aunt, Mrs. Carev, at the corner of Six
teenth and Spruce streets. This was about
eight years ago. For several years after the
marriage the couple lived happily together aud
hail born to them a little girl, who soon be
came her father's esjieclal favorite and pride.
When the child died the father was prostrated
to nu extent which gave his friends the keen
est anxiety about his health.
Shortly afterward Mrs. Maxwell took a step
which astounded those who had observed the
apparently happy llfo of herself nnd her hus
band. She called in two physicians, and af
ter making an examination thev signed a cer
tificate of the Insanity of Clifford Maxwill.
Upon this ho was committed to "Klrk
brldge's." lie protested against the commit
ment, but not having fully recovered from the
shock of his daughter's' death, his protests
were feeble and easily overriden. Arrived at
the institution he soon made it evident to the
attending physician that he was certainly not
a dangeious 'lunatic, although his wife had
justified her course bv declarlug that she was
afraid to live with him." It Is said that at
one time he did have temporary aberrations,
in which he had the delusion of being haunt
ed or pursued by something more tangible
than misfortune. Ills friends recently becamo
convinced that he was perfectly sane, and that
bis Imprisonment was unjustifiable. They
therefore secured the services of a lawyer, and
the hospital authorities declared that they had
no objection to let Mr. Maxwell leave when
ever his wife gave the word. In order to have
tho matter Judicially determined, a writ of
habeas corpus was taken out. The case was
postponed for two weeks. Mr. Maxwell Is in
the enjoyment of a large Income from a trust
estate, of which the Guarantee Trust com
pany hat charge.
A GYPSY DEAUTY.
One of the Oldest nnd Most Famous
of the llomnules.
Fifty or six' years ago tho gypsies
In England wero n much more remark
able race than tlicy aro at present.
The railway had not como to break up
their habits; there wero hundreds of
lonely places in dell and dingle where
tlioy could hatch the tan, or pitch tho
tent, their blood had been little mixed
with that of the gorgio, or gentile; they
spoke their languago with greater
purity than at present, and still kept
their old characteristics unchangod. If
they had tho faults of Arabs they also
had many of their good qualities. If
they stole horses and foraged on farm
ers, if their women told fortunes, lied
and sometimes cheated a man out of
all his ready money, by pretending to
lind a treasure in his cellar, on tho
other hand, they wero extremely grate
ful and honest to those who befriended
them, and manifested in many ways a
rough manliness which partially re
deemed their petty vices. They wero
all, as arc many of their sons at present,
indomitabe rough riders, of tho horso
horsey, and to a man boxers, so that
manyof them wero distinguished in tho
prize-ring; the last of theso being Jem
Mace. At this time thero prevailed
anion" tho English Romany a strong,
mutual faith, a tribal honesty which was
limited, but all tho stronger for that,
even as the arms of a man grow strong
er when ho loses tho uso of his legs.
They aro a people of powerful frames,
passions, and traditional principles.
Their weak children soon died from tho
hardships of nomadic life, the remain
der illustrated selection by suffering, and
the survival of tho fittest to light.
With such characteristics thero could
not fail among the gypsies many strik
ing instances of warm friendship, in
tense love, and tho fidelity which
endures oven till death. This was
known of thctu when littlo else was
known beyond their most apparent and
repulsive traits. Walter Scott indulg
ed in no romantic license when ho de
picted Ilayraddin Mangrab'm as devoted
to Qucntin Durward; even at present
the incident of a thoughtful gift or any
littlo act of kindness to them will bo
remembered with a gratitude out of
all proportion to its valuo, and go tho
rounds of all the Romany in the United
States. And therefore when mon fell
in love with women thero often result
ed thoso instances of intense passion
nnd steady faith which at tho present
day aro really becoming mythical. Tho
gypsy in this, as in everything else has
boena continuation of tho middlo ages,
or of the romanco era.
Such a passion was inspired moro
than half a century ago by Jack Coop
er, tho Kurumengro Horn, or Fighting
Gypsy, in u girl of his own tribe. Her
name was Charlotte Lee, and it was
about 1830 that Leslie, tho royal
academician, led by the fame of her
beauty, painted tho picture now in New
York in tho possession of his sister,
Miss Emma Leslie. The fame of her
charms still survives among her peo
ple, and when a few days ago as I was
talking of Charlotte to some gypsies of
her kin near Philadelphia, I was asked
if I meant the Kinkoui that is, tho
Beautiful One. Century.
How to Travel With Comfort.
Avoid railroad food by carrying
chicken, beef, hard-boiled eggs, bread,
fruit and salt.
Arrango to start quietly after a plen
tiful meal. Take overshoes and water
proof in your hand-bag. This is im
portant. In railway traveling ride only in the
last car of an express train and tho
front car of a slow train, or get as
near theso points as possible.
Attend to tho dailj' functions, clso
travel will derange them. On warm
days rido backward by an open win
dow, thus avoiding cinders and
For ocean trips take abundanco of
outer garments and llannol bed gowns.
Walk the deck for exorcise, clso first
days ashore will bo fatiguing. But rest
tho firsfc two days at sea.
At night, if fatigued, drink a cup of
tea witli a bit of bread, and rest thirty
minutes beforo dining. A tired
stomach cannot digest easily. Ilonco
tho frequency of diarrhoea during
If seasick, keep the deck, lio upon tho
back near tho center of tho ship; cat
in spite of nausea. If vomiting fol
lows, cat again at once. This is tho
Drink little or none of tho railroad
ice-water. If obliged to eat at sta
t'ons, choose simple food. Eat slowly.
Better less food than much haste.
Bread and fruit or chocolate mako an
Drink hot beef tea with plenty of
red pepper. Eat ship crackers, raw
beef, finely chopped, salted and rod
peppered, and mix with bread crumbs.
If not seasick, control tho appetite or
prepare for dyspepsia.
Avoid nearness to water-closots. Bo
sure of dry bod linen and clean blank
ets. It is better to uso your shawls
than to bo oxposcd to ' dampness.
Throw back tho bedelothing two hours
before retiring. See that your gas
burner docs not leak. Movo bedsteads
away from windows. Old hotels aro
draughty. New York Graphic.
Giving tho Other Woman a Show.
An old shanty boat with a tin stern
wheel and a general air of having been
a tender to Noah's ark has been at tho
mouth of Jack's run, near Bellovuc,
since the spring. John Whitfield, his
wife, and another woman lived on tho
boat. Tho ark is gono now, and tho
happy familv is no longer happy.
On Saturday Whitfield sent his wife
to town to collect an alleged debt, and
in her absence ho and tho female took
tho train for Wheeling. Mrs. Whitfield
was broken-hearted at first when sho
found that her faithless lord had fiown.
The neighbors comforted her, however,
and last evening tho said: "Well, I've
supported John by sowing for ten
years, and I guo3s "I'll give tho other
'woman a show now." 1'ttlsburgh Dis-patcfu
0U11 NATIONAL PAltK.
Somo of tho Beauties and Won
ders of the Yellowstone
Streams Where Brook Trout Oan Be Caught
with a Pitchfork or Rotrioved
by a Dog.
A Iteslon Worth lrotcctlus.
A Fort Keogh, Montana, correspond
ent of The Chicago Times writes:
There arc manv wonders within our
great national reservation that have
never been noticed by the numerous
uidc-books, and thero aro just as many
more outside of tlto border lino and in
tho neighborhood which should have
been included when tho park was cre
ated. Tho mistake was in not making
it twice tho size, for the whole country
roundabout is ono region of continuous
wonders, such as no other portion of
the known or unknown world can boast
of. Tho Cinnabar mountains, tho
Devil's slide, the beautiful valley of the
Stinking Water, tiie Teton basis, just
across the Continental divide, and last,
but not least, Henry's lake, over in
Idaho --these and the other marvels
close by, when taken as a whole, and
leaving out till that is not included in
the park proper, combine a region of
stupenduous and startling wonders
fully equal to if not actually superior
to all that is contained in tho 3,575
square miles of tiie park.
TUB CINXAUAIt MOUNTAIN'S
arc full of petrifications of every kind,
and the fossils scattered all through the
canyons and gorges and on tho peaks
arc" numerous and varied enough to
supply all tlto mu.iouins in tho country
for ages to come. On the summits of
theso huge piles are undoubted eviden
ces of the glacial period. Glaciers ex
!st even now in the Wind River and
Teton ranges much below twelve thous
and feet, and the tens of thousands of
granite boulders that occur on both
sides of the Yellowstone valley beyond
the Second canyon and from tho Cin
nabar mountains to the north base of
the Amethyst mountain in the park
were no doubt stranded in their pres
ent locations by an immense water
power, which must have swept them
down from tho north ages ago, when
the rivers ran as high as the mountain
tops. But the most remarkable exam
ple of the glacial period in this region
is a huge boulder resting on tho brink
of tho Grand canyon, about a mile
and a half below the great falls. It is
verv compact, a coarse, crystalline
fehlspathic granite, in shape rectangu
lar, the edges sharp and unworn, and
its cubical dimensions somewhat more
than 2, 500 feet. It is within a stone's
throw of the brink of tho canyon, and
rests upon a series of sheets of Vliyolite,
surely not more than 1,000 feet in
thickness. In seeking the possible
source of this rock ono would naturally
turn toward the south, tho sources of
tho Yellowstone; but tho great ranges
to the east and south aro
vulcanic, and aro not known to con
lain a single exposure of granite rock.
There are no such formations in tho
whole upper Yellowstone; for thero is
a total absence of granito pebbles on
tho shores of the lake or in the beds of
tho rivers. The homo of this wanderer
must bo sought in the north, beyond
tho valley of the Third canyon, 50 miles
away, and at the southern end of the
Gallatin mountains. To reach its pres
ent pusition from tho northern locality
this stupendous bowlder must havo
crossed the course of the groat valley
of tho East fork and the third canyon,
and havo ascended the river as it now
exists a distance of 20 miles, avoiding
on its way by a circuitous route the in
tervening Washburn range and tho op
posing mass of Amethyst mountain a
most curious freak of nature consider
ed from any point of view.
Four miles from tho northern border
lino of tho park and just after passing
the Second canyon gohi" south is tho
famous Devil's" slide. It is a rosy,
brown-colored shoot running from tho
top to tho base of the mountain at an
angle of about .10 degrees, and looks
for all tho world like a toboggan slide
that has been generously sprinkled
with cinnamon. At the top on cither
side riso two lofty minaret towers, so
wonderfully paired in size, shape, and
outline that one inlghtvory well sup
pose they wero constructed from a sin
glo model rather than being, as they
are, tho simple handiwork of nature.
Tho slide starts from tlrs point and
shoots down a steep grade, bringing
up sharp and abrupt on tho brink of
tho Second canyon. Tho Indians be
lieved when it thundered that tho ovil
ono wont plunging down this awful in
cline, pitching iniotho roaring Yellow
stone at its baso, and then by somo
subterranean passage within tho earth
mounted to tho top again, and repeat
ed Ids little diversion until it ceased
thundering. Tho lightning was caused
by friction with tho fiery-colored road
bed in tho devil's rapid descent.
TUB VALLEY OF THK bTINKINO W ATE It
is the most beautiful little garden of
Eden on the North American continent
Tho titlo would seem to convoy tho im
pression that it is a bad smelling stream,
of offensive odor and vllo tasto, as its
name would indicate. On tho contra
ry, it is a beautiful mountain rivulet of
the clearest and purest water, but
strongly impregnated with sulphur.
On account of its peculiar odor, it was
named by the Bannock Indians, whoso
reservation was, a long time ago, tho
park, "Yttskinmaya Wicista," which
translated into tho vernacular signifies
bad water. Hero it is that a few largo
game animals still loft alive in tho
northwest seek refuge from tho roady
riilo of the hunter. This beautiful
country is tho homo of tho mighty elk.
Hero aro to bo found tho brown spe
cies, tho giant bull elk. and tho rarest
of all game animals, tho albino elk.
Tho snow elk is certainly tho scarcest
of the big game still left in our coun
try, and until a short time auo was
known to the white man only by tra
dition. Tiie Indians have often spoken
of it but their statements were never
credited. Now comes tho proof in the
bceing. A baud of fifty was sighted Im
the Stinking Water country by a party
of hunters last February, and, although
they were pursued for two days
and a night by the indefatigable moun
taineors.yct did they fortunately succeed
in cseap'ng the deadly bullets of the
not-liunters. Thev finally made their
escape over into the National park,
where they were safe from pursuit.
Tho Stinking Water country is no
longer what it ucd to be. The poor,
hunted animals are never uro of their
lives there now. With an instinct truly
marvelous they drift over into the park,
where cold lead and murderous powder
can not reach them. The super. uton
dent, his assistants, and tho army of
ficer in charge of the improvements as
sured the writer that the largo game
animals not already slaughtered now
seek out tho park as the only place of
refuge left them in the whole north
wtst. It Is about fine they were find
ing it out for themselves, as the great
government under which they live has
never thought of enacting any laws
looking to their preservation. There
are a tew mountain bullalo in the park,
numerous bands of elk, numberless
deer of all species, and hordes of
mountain sheep. Tho park should bo
increased beforo it is too late, not only
to include the natural wonders round
about that properly belong there, but
also to give tho "few animals living
within its' boundaries a wide range.
Tho Teton basin, ami ' in fact the
whole stretch of country from tho
southern boundary of tho park as far
as the Garden of tho Gods in Colorado,
is filled with carboniferous fossils, lava
Hows, and volcanic ejectainenta. it is
a eonntrv that, if fullv oxolored and
classified, would double tho interest
now contained in the park proper.
.Just across the western boundary in
Idaho is the lovely
Beforo it is too lato this beautiful
sheet of water should bo preserved
from destruction. It is situated on tho
public road built by tho government,
leading from tho upper geysor basin to
Virginia City. Tins lake is tho head
waters of the Henry's fork or Snako
river, and is the breeding-ground of tho
salmon-trout so plentiful in Snako riv
er and in tho Columbia and its tributa
ries. On my first trip over this road
somo two years ago, 1 found on thu
banks of tins lake and hidden by tall
fir aud pine trees a rude log-cobin. oc
cupied by an individual who was thoro
as a speculator. This money-making
fellow had foreseen that many park
tourists after visiting tho geyser ba
sins would return to civilization via
Virginia City, so ho built his cabin on
tho road and near tho lake, hewed out
of a solid pino log a dugout boat for
the accommodation of tho sightseers,
and provided himself witli scores of
spears for the uso his customers who
desired to try their hand at fish spear
ing. How tiie poor innocent trout did
stiller that year. There was terrible
destruction by greehorn spuersmun
who wounded and inutilateda vast deal
more of the piscatory tribe than thoy
caught. Tho proprietor of tho log
cabin also kept a seino for the amuse
ment of his patrons, which consisted
in casting the net aud making a haul
and thu throwing the fish back into tho
pond again. At tho time I strongly
suspected the miscreant of employing
dynamite or gaint powdor as ono of his
pastimes, for tho shores of tho lako wero
lined with dead trout that bore tho ap
pearance of being stunned or having
been killed by a sudden shook. 1 saw
at ono time and in one pile the results
of a night's seining .and spcunng, and
I think tho pile would havo aggregat
ed closo on to nine hunderd pounds
avoirdupois. Fortunately tho specula
tor is no longer at his old post nor at
his old tricks, and tho trout can there
fore go on spawning undisturbed and
in peace. At present this lovely littlo
pond, nestled down amid tho giant peaks
surrounding it, is full to overfiowiiig of
tho gamy salmon-trout. Thoy aro in
school throe aud four foot deep, ono
above tho other, and packed as closo
together as fish can convieiitly be.
These schools extend as far as tho oyo
Thero aro no other kind of fish In tho
lako save salmon-trout, and tho num
ber of this species seem to bo beyond
conception. Thero aro a groat many
moro thero now than thero wero two
voars airo, and thoy havo virtually
overstocked tho lako. Thoy mass thoiu
Belvos in tho small streams tributary to
tho lake, evidently for no other pur
noso than tho want ot room, incro
aro no larger fish to prey on them, and
so thoy go on increasing without cheek
or hindrance. Where thoy crowd up a
stream very thick tho loaders often find
themselves pushed Into tho grass and
reeds, and possibly wriggling around
on dry ground. With a spado or
pitchfork thousands could bo thrown
out on tho shore. An old hunter living
in tho neighborhood says whon ho
wants a moss of fish ho
AVIIISTLKS TO 1 1 IS VOQ,
who goes plunging into tho wator, and
usually brings out ono or two in his
mouth. An average of tho weight of
tho fish in Henry lako would bo about
125 trout to tho 100 pounds. Of course
thny run much larger than this, ono
fellow being caught by spearing two
years ago that tipped tho beam at 12 1-2
pounds. From every aero of ground
surrounding Honry lako a ton of grass
could bo cut. Tho soil in places is ns
black as coal, aud thoro is no naiiio
for its richness. Game is very plenti
ful, and ducks, geese, whito and black
swans fairly swarm about and through
tho rushes or hover over tho mirror sur
faco of this enchanting shoot of water.
Honry lako is raroly tho sourco of
Snake river, which in turn tumbles
into tho Columbia, aud so finds an out
lot to the sea. Snako river, followed
throughout Its course, is truly n river
of rapids. For threo miles above tho
Shoshone fulls it Hows through imuiouso
caverns with lofty basaltic walls on
each side hundreds of feot high. At
tho Twins or Littlo falls thu river is
divided by an island, and tho two
streams rush ovor separate precipices,
and pitch into a pool 175 J out below.
As viowed from the bluff hundreds ol
feet above, the sight Is grand; and us
for looking up from bolow, tho gorge
ous panorama is too awful and tremen
dous to describe in words. Five mlloa
bolow aro tho great falls whore tho en
tire river descends in ono mighty sheol
210 feot. Forty miles further aro the
Solomon's falls. A short distance up
tho canyon beforo reaching thoso falls
Is tho most remarkable sight in Amer
ica. High up on the wall, perhaps two
thousand feet, a river of water gushes
out in one solid stream, and leaps a
cataract into the torrent below. It has
a tremendous volume, and looks like an
immense hose stream shooting out of
the mountain side. From the high binds
following down stream Issue numerous
great spring", the water of which fall
over the rocks, and arc lashed into sil
very spray in their descent. Tho first
of these pours over the cliff in a semi
circular form, and falls over two hun
dred feet. The spaces between aro
lined with green moss or shrubs, so
that it presents the appearance of an
immense grotto. As seen from tho op
posite side of tho river it is very beauti
ful. The above are only a few of tho
marvels of nature contained in tho
strange country surrounding our groat
- M.I. ..HI
Removing Ilnirs from the Face.
"Tho climate of San Francisco must
bo very bad for the complexion," said
an Oakland man to his wife on tho boat
the other day. "I notice a great many
ladies from San Francisco who go over
two or threo timos a week to our sido
of tho bay, and four out of live of them
seem to bo troubled with an eruption
which appears in patches on their
faces. The eruption is confined to tho
cheeks and chins generally, but I saw
one quite preltv girl the other day with
her upper lip all disfigured in this way.
Look, thero is one now."
"You poor, stupid croaturo," re
sponded tho wife of his bosom, in that
pitying tone used by wives when they
happen to bo possessed of a littlo ex
clusive information; "that is not an
"What is it then, small pox?"
"No; sho has been to hor doctor's to
havo tho superllous hair removed by
electricity. Tho San Francisco ladies
sro ovor to a doctor in Oakland for
treatment, because thoy don't want to
be seen going into tho olllces of thosa
in their own city known as practitioners
of the art. while the Oakland girls go.
over to t ho city. About six out of ton'
women aro troubled with superllous
hairs on tho face or arms, and tho pro
cess of plucking them out with a pair
of tweezers two or threo times a month
is not pleasant. Tho electric doctor
burns the root of each hair with a
needle through which an electric spark
is sent, aud tho removal of tho hair is
permanent. So when you seo a girl
with that eruption on her fa o you may
know sho has been having her whiskers
removed. Somo girls have to shavo
regularly, but that makes tho whiskers
grow coarse and still' like a man's."
"Yes, I've noticed that often," said
tho husband thoughtlessly.
"When? Whore? Who is sho?"
And onco more tho pursuit of knowl
edge caused trouble in tho human fam
ily. San Francisco l'osf.
His Lovely Illtto Whiskers.
Oh, but thoro nro peoplo who mako
fools of themselves! When a man sets
out to mako himself a fool in tho lino
of a park llirtatiou ho is likely to bo
very successful. Tho l'ark lounger
over in Allegheny lias in hisin nd's oyo
a still-jointed gentleman, in a whito
stovepipe hat, who, in the struggle to
give Father Time a black eye, has dyed
his whiskers n gorgeous and peaeocky
Syrian purple. Ho doubtless meant to
havo black whiskers, but the maehh.o
slipped a cog in the dye works ho pat
ronized, aud his whiskers catno out in
Miss Cleveland's pet hue, which prom
ises to be fashionable here. This man
walks moro miles and makes tho least
showing in his dibits to perform thu
feat vulgarly known as masking than
any man in Allegheny. His attempts
in this linut aro positively debilitating
to tho oyo 'witness. School girls and
swoot sixtoons aro tils especial dolight.
But he met with a Watorloo yesterday. ,
Ho struck u) a llirtatiou w-th threo
bold voting things, nnd was making
himself agreeablo as best ho knew how.
Finally tho girls wanted to got rid of
him. Ono addressed him in a low tone
of voice as "Pa." whereat ho colored
up, and laughed feebly at tho ioko.
Tills not proving quite potrifyinlng
enough, another remarked: "What
lovely whiskers you havo got! Won't
you givo mo a lock of your whiskers?"
The old boy was gratified, and wantod
lo know: ''Why, my dear?" Tho giddy
young thing gushed: "Thoy aro just
tho shade of blue that I want for my
dross. I want a lock for n sample to
match tho color." Tho crushed dyo
house sign wont out under tho shado
of ono of tho trees which formerly
graced the front of the penitontlary on
Ohio street, and whon ho had fully ro
sovered ho set out for homo. 1'itts
Aslinmcd of Her.
Man (to wlfo who justly despises
puns) "My dour, I saw something to
day that Bhookcd mo vory much. ,
Wlfo "Tell mo about it."
Husband "I was standing on tho
itrect when along camo a well known
loafer, a regular free lunch liond. Ho
Hopped and would havo doubtles spo
ken to mo but just thou a man rushed
tip, seized the loafer aud throw hint
Jown. Immediately the man who had
thrown the loafer was arrested and
taken to the police court which hap
pened to be in session, where ho was
;hargod with being an anarchist."
Wife "An anarchist."
Wifo "Why, how could thoy brinj
inch a charge against him?"
Husband "Becauso, you soo, ho had'
thrown a bum."
Wife (indigunntly) "You m'sorablo
thing. I am a great mind never to speak,
io you again."
Husband "Y'os, but don't you think
it is u pretty good pun?"
Wifo "1 might have thought so
whon my grand-father told it to mo as ;
a reminiscence of ids early llfo. if you
want any supper you'll havti to cook, it
Husband (crost fallen) "Thero you
f;o. Never saw the liko. Why. your
ack of appreciation ot Amarloau
humor makes mo ashamed of you."-