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"WELL, I SHOULD SAY SO."
"lhes the Vole in the Senate on Woman
Suffraye Mean Proyrets."
Wuihitmtou special to tho Omnha Dee:
"Doei the vote in tlie senn to incnn progress,"
repented Miss Anthony alteram when I ask
ed herthat question. "Docs the vote in the
6enato mean progress? Well, 1 should sny
it did. It was the longest leap tho sutlrago
movement has ever taken. Wo have been
waiting un.l working lor twenty-two years
lor this blessed day. We are prouder and
hnppicr than we can tell. Wo haven't had
such a good time in years as at our meet
ing this morning. Just think of it twenty
two years work culminated yesterday in
the vote in the senate," and Miss Anthony
pulled herself together proudly. "This is
the firit time," sho continued, "that tho
question of woman suffrage 1ms ever been
voted upon directly in congress. Progress,"
she exclaimed, "I should think it was
progress. We have been coming to con
j;ret.s for twenty-t wo years and in this
blessed day of our Lord wo have got
a voto at last. While it does not
come within a lnng uny of the two-thirds,
thcro was as largo a voto in our favor as
we expected. Sixteen nenators voted aye,
seven more were paired in our favor and
that makes tnenty-three. Then there wcro
five or six nbsent who would havo voted
with us, which shows that from twenty
five to thirty senators are in favor ol
woman suffrage. Now. isn't that progress?
I am astonished at Jones, of Xovuda,"
continiiiMl Miss Anthony. "I never thought
he would do such a thing. Wo havo always
counted him for us, and we lind a a gooil
right to, because ho has contributed liber
ally to carry on our work and wc sup
posed, of course, that ho would vote tho
mime way ho shot. Hut you can never tell.
That voto was a revelation in many other
respects. We know now who our friends
are. It is all right for the senators and
members of congress to say pleasant woids
to us and act tho gallant gentlemen, but
that is not what wo are after. What wo
want is votes, votes, votes. Tho roll call
in tho enate yesterday shows us just who
our friends are. It was not a test of
politeness but a test of principles and wo
know now where to go to work and
what to do. Hitherto wo have been work
ing in the dark to a certain extent, groping
along for general results. Xow wohivvegot
a basis to go on nnd will organize at once.
What nro we doing? Wo are going to at
tend a few first-class funerals and wo nro
not going as mourners, either. We will
furnish the corpses, wo will dig the graves,
wo will preach tho sermons and wo will at
tend the wakes. Wo start out this morn
ing to carry tho war into Africa. Wo shall
organize in every state and kill off those
who voted against us. Ingnlls has got, to
go. He mif' represents tho sentiment of his
state. The legislature of Kansas has a
large majority in favor of woman suffrage.
It now lias a bill under consideration to
give women a voto at municipal elections.
There is a majority of seven ia favor ol it
in t lie senate and an overwhelming major
ity in the house. Tho republican platform
of Kansas declares in favor of woman suf-
fraga nnd Ingnlls misrepresents it. Ho
must go and there nro others who must
follow I'iiu. Wo know where to strike and
wo shall strike hard."
peiisoxal axd otheii xotes.
I'atti, in her will, gives
half her fortune
to her husband, Xicolini.
Congressman Thomns of Illinois is one of
the best story tellers in public life.
Charles Dickens, jr., will begin his read
ings in this country next October in Now
I'aul Tilton, son of Theodoro Tilt on, is
an artist in Dome, where heis making quite
K. ,1. Waring, a colored lawyer of Haiti
moro, will edit the Star, the new weekly
paper of thnt city.
John G. Moore, tho builder of the lines of
the Mutual Union Telegraph company, is
worth $1,500,000. His capital to start in
life was :i0.
Cornelius Vanderbilt is going into tho
dairy business extensively on tho farm in
Itltodo Island ho recently bought from Au
Miss Ilettie Green, tho thirty-millionaire
of New York, wears an enormous pair of
rubber boots in wet weather to avoid tho
expense of hiring a cab.
Boston Corbett, the man who shot Wilkes
Booth, tho nssnssin of President Lincoln,
is now an assistant doorkeeporin the Kan
sas legislature. Ho lives in a dug out in
Cloud county, and is very poor.
.Mrs. Lamar has tlius far remained in
such strict seclusion at Washington that
tho secretary's friends aro twitting him
with having "married a myth." Hut
everybody knows sho was a Mrs
Mme.Nillsoii's marriage to CountMiranda
will take placo atMentono, February 15. It
will bean extremely quiet affair, only tho
Spanish and Swedish consuls and a few
personal friends being invited.
President Cleveland lias been invited to
attend tho Mnrdi Gras festivities at New
Orleans next month. Hex hns conferred
upon him tho titlo of "Duko of Washing
ton" nnd presented him witli his insignia
At tho annual meeting of tho Woman's
Christian Tompernnco union of Virginia in
Alexandria the following resolution was
ndopted: "That our heartfelt thanks aro
hereby tendered to Mrs. Frances F. Clave
land for tho position sho hns taken in the
chief social circle of the nation ns n total
abstainer from all intoxicating drinks, and
wo pray God's blessing on her young life
and her home, believing Hint history will
applaud her nctiou as all sincere minds
ruuat even now npprovo her motives
EXPLODED EX llOVTE.
Fort Scott (Kan.) dispatcii: About 200
enses of gunpowder exploded while in trail
sit over the Missouri Pacific railroad half
n mile west ol tills city at 1 o'clock this
morning. The train consisted of twenty
throo freight cars and fifteen of them woro
completely demolished mid the mngnzlno
car was blow n to atoms. Tho ongine was
badly broken up, but not b'own off tho
track. Scott Hooker, a brakeman, was in
Btnutly killed. A great hole was blown in
the road bod and tho rails, ties and ground
torn up for several rods distant. Ton
thousand dollars worth of glass was
broken in buildings throushout tho ceil
trnl and wetern part of tho city. Many
thought it an oarthquake nnd left their
beds and rnn from their houses panic
Bir.Kuwu. n. report comos to-day that sev
oral window classes were lirnUnn nf. Vvn.la.
ntV lillm tyi9v" ,nie8 dlHtt. nnd ato at
tivu .uiu. iiuumju were sunken nil over
Doing afflicted with a bowel oomelalnL Mrs.
Henry Winn, of Oak Grove, llliuoli, went
forty-meu days without food or drink, dying
on Wednesday evenlnc. From a welirhtnf
three hundred pounds the declined to a mere
the cn.i.oM hill.
Ttte President of the Pennsylvania tload 1)1.
ciimim Hie Measure.
Philadelphia special: In discussing the
probable effect of the inter state commerce
bill President Huberts, of the Pennsylvania
road, said that much depends upon tho in
terpretation given tosomoof its provisions
by tlie commissioner or courts. "The first
effect, however," said Mr. Doberts, "will be
to partly see to some extent the general
business of tho country, because of tho fact
that the public are not prepared for so
complete nnd radical a change in the
method of transportation as the bill seeks
to inaugurate. It would bo dillicult to
change radically tho customary methods
of doing business over the entire country,
oven if such change were for tho better,
without for tlie time being suspending
ninny of t lie largo transactions of busi
ness. I think if tlie bill is stiictly enforced
by all the larger and more important tail
roads, w liich I sincerely liopo it will tie,
nnd which it will be the effort of our com
pany certainly to do, w Idle a good many
inconveniences and absurdities will be dis
covered in it, yet it lias ninny leatures
from which much good may be derived in
many ways to the public. It will afford
the railroad companies an opportunity to
show the public that the methods hereto
fore adopted by tliem in tliiMiiaiingemetit ol
their business have possibly been as honest
and straightforward as tlie crude laws gov
erning them, together with the cupidity ol
the nubile, would permit them to tie. 1 he
bill is generally understood by the public
to be an act to enforce a more honest, up
right and just administration of the alfairs
of railways, while I think it will in the mum
be found to be a bill more calculated to
prevent the public from taking an undue
ml vantage of the necessities of the railway
companies. Should it become a law our
company will make use ol Its uestellorls to
faiily carry out what wo may be advised
by the best legal counsel we can obtain as
to the intent and meaning of the bill. I
don't w ish to bo understood by any thing
1 have said hero to be in anywise regarded
as an advocate of this class of legislation.
Legislation of this character, which effects
probably a larger number of the whole
population than any oilier act that
could havo been passed, should have
been approached in a more cautious
and intelligent way. I should recommend
the formation of a commission, properly
constituted, to inquire into tho proper
methods of transacting the inter-state com
merce of the country, anil after thoroughly
examining tho subject and asserting just
what dilliculties were in the way, not only
of the public receiving just nnd equitable
rates, tint ol railroad companies being able
to enforce them, and from time to time
with such knowledge to submit to congress
such bills for that body to enact into
laws." In nnswer to nuestions Mr. Roberts
said that if that longand short haul clause
should bo construed literally tho rates from
more distant parts ol the country will bo
advanced and this will tend to retard tlie
development of the west. All pools would
lie nbolished and rates will bo chaotic lor a
tiiuo until some agreement is reached by
tho different roads. Ho was surothata
unitoriu basis of rates would como in the
Xmv Yoitrc. Jim. 21. The Unite 1 lnboi
countv convoiitloii at Its third session to-nlghl
adopted resolutions declaring that the cm
ployuient of special olllccrs by private indl
viduals and corporations was a u'larinp: im
posture, In v olatlon of American liberty nno
fundamental law, nnd thnt the l'iukerton met
t-iti. to st:iti loniialttins
murders for which none of them were evel
brought to trail, calling upon Governor Hil
nut tint bloodstained cntia
nf niiiiili'i-niis tniiiins who had dared
. tiw.lr luimlnimrti'rs In tlu inetroo
oils of the American civilization; deniaudlnp
of the legislature to lorom oy mw uiu em
..1 ,, n. ou.ntnl ndinpra. nf MlfMl lint cltl
1 IIUJ I ll- 1 1 l.. cjvw... - , '
reus nf this t.tute and who have not lived
three years in the comity where they are em
ployed, and nil such special olllccrs to be paid
(... ,1... .!.,,. forliiilltur miller tii'iinltv of lllll
and imprisonment speclnl olllccrs receiving
nnv sa'ary or reward from Individuals or cor
porations; nnd finally calling upon congresi
to Investigate the coal pools and the employ
incut of armed forces controlled, by prlvatt
AMATTElt OP IMPOllTAXCE.
Washington special: Senator Sherman,
president pro-tern, to-day laid before tlie
senato a letter from tho secretary of state
transmitting copies of n memorial signed
by representatives of several historical so
cietiis and by many eminent men of letters
of tho United States, sotting forth tho great
vnluo and importance ol a lull and accurato
digest and cataloguo of thetVnierous docu
ments found in tho public nnd private
nrchioves of Kuropo relating to tho history
of the United States, nnd especially tho
period botween tho treaty of Paris, in
17011, by which Great Uritain acquired
from Franco titlo to tho northwestern ter
ritories of America, and tho treaty of
peace between tho United States and
Great Dritain in 1783.
UXEAltTHIXO EltAUDS SOUTH.
Washington special: Tho ofllcials of tho
first comptroller's ollico nro delighted over
tho success of two examiners of tho depart
nioiit of justice in gottingdown tothofrauds
committed by tho United States commis
sioners and deputy United States marshals
in tho northern district of Alabama. For
some time past tho comptroller's ofllco hns
been startled by tho enormous bills sent by
the commissioners nnd marshals for fees,
expenses nnd expenditures from this dis
trict in Alabama. Thero aro other dis
tricts in tho South nnd Southwest which
look suspicious, but tho northern district
of Alabama leads them nil.
A 1'OOIC PLACE Foil PUGILISTS.
Cleveland dispatcii: Poto McCoy nnd
"Deddy" Gallagher wero arrested Tuesday
for engaging in a mill within pistol shot of
tho ollico of tho superintendent of police.
To-day theensocamo up in the policecourt.
McCoy and his trainer, John Files, pleaded
guilty, saying they wanted to pay tlioir
lines nnd quit tho city. Gnllaghor and his
friend entered plans of not guilty. To tho
consternation of tlie Philadelphia pugilist,
the judge lined liim $100 and costs nnd sen
tenced him to tho work houso for thirty
days, while Files got $50 nnd costs and
thirty days. A motion for a new trial was
filed and McCoy and Files wero released on
S500 bail each. Tlie motion will bo nr-
gucd and decided to-morrow.
HEMAlllCAllLi: rAlTU CU11ES.
Annmaso (In.) special: Our city is con
siderably excited over a number of laith
cures that have been performed here. Mr.
Jncob Meek, of Strawberry Hill, a part of
AnamoHu, lias cured several aggravated
eases of rheumatism bysimply laying on of
hands. One man who was bedridden with
the disease for several years is now earn
ing his living by sawing wood, having bn
cured by Mr. Meek, who inakos no preten
tions but is very humble nnd unostenta
tious. It is a wonderful thing and is claim
ing no littlo attention from nil over the
The accidental discharge of a pistol put
a bullet through the foot of Stonewall Ir
win, in Gordon, and caused his death.
unaixa the vkto poirntt.
Kntt)!its of l.ahor IVIsh the President to
Hill the Interstate Commerce lllll.
Washington special: The legislative com
mit teo ol tho Knights of Labor to-night
handed the president the following com
niuuicntion urging him to veto tlie inter
state commerce bill:
Washington. D. C, Jan. 21'.. firover
Cleveland, Piesident of the United State.
Mr. President Tills committee, repre
senting tilt largest body of organ xed work
ers in the nation, numbering as thev do
with their dependents over 5,000.000. or
nearly oue-teutli of tho whole population,
and in their interest, three fourths of them
in the United States, desire to call your at
tention to senate bill No. lo.lti, nnd known
as a bill to regulate inter-state commerce.
First We desire to say that on one ide
of the great questions that are involved in
this bill aie a largo body oi produceis and
consuinets. who aro simple in t heir habits
of life and their methods i doing business,
nnd pom-in purse; and from t tt.-ir habits
and methods of living they desire to have
the laws made simple and plain, so that
they may be abl to present tin-it-claims
before the courts ol the laud with
out having to contend with legal
technicalities and discriminations arising
out of their inability to pay for the ablest
legal talen in tlie land. Ia this respect
the ptesent bill, as it has passed the senate
nnd house, is tlie aim ol legal subterfuge.
There we desire to tall ynur attention to
this nnd a few other obj-etioiialilc features
of this bill. We regard tho following ob
jections as fundamental:
1- irsl 1 he commission clause.
Second The arbitiarx power conferred
upon the commission.
Third Tho eic!u-ive jurisdiction given
to the federal rourts to hear anil determine
causes arising under tin- net.
Fourth Tlie acliiiowlidged uncertainty
ns to the meaning of neaily all of the pro
visions of tlie bill.
In behalf of our constituents e respect
fully ask you to veto the bill. We remain
John .1. MiC'AitrNUV,
National Legislative Coiniii tteo of K. of L.
IXTEltXAL UEVEXUE ItlX'ElPTS.
Washington-, I). C, Jan. 2.". The collection
of Internal revenue during the first six months
of the llscal year .ending Jan. ID, 1SS7, was
S."7,.V).),ri;i, being a decrease of $1,0M.:!40 as
ion pared with the corresponding period of
the previous ll-cal vcar. There was a decrense
of f,'l,'J-JJ.S4f .n the collections of spirits an
increase of $lW.'i,Ssl on tobacco, of $1,112,401
on fermented liquors, nnd of $T2,l:2 fiom
miscellaneous sources. '1 he totnl collections
rout olet margi.rlne since November 1 ainount
d to S2US.lul'. The aggregate receipts for
December were SCGl.SIil, less than llioe for
December lSsS; the decrease being mainly In
collections on spirits.
A IlOY COUXTEHPUITEIl.
Boston dispatch: George McK. Fergus,
aged IS) years, was arrested at Pond Eddy,
N. Y., yesterday by'a United States mar
shal and brought to this city on an extra
dition warrant. It is alleged that Fergus
passed a counterfeit cheek nt Greenock,
.Scotland, and absconded witli 6:1,700 be
longing to the school unnrd nt that place
Fergus had n companion with whom he
enmo to tins country. Ills companion tin
ally took most of the money, leaving Fer
Secretary Mnnning, in reply to'a senate res
olution of inquiry, states thnt at the bcgliiiiln;
of this vear several Pacific Kallroad companies
owed tlie government ?49,:S02,1S1 for Interest
alone, ami at the lnaliuity ot tno tiuttv-yenr
bonds the total Indebtedness will be $157,3?.!,
015. The special congressional elections held In
the Dighth district of Wisconsin resulted In
the success of II. II. Price, republican, for the
unexpired term oi ins miner, aim mo pronau'c
victory oi .ir. iioiinson, me uemocratic cauui
date, for the lout; term.
A SAMPLE IIIIS1I POTATO.
London. Jan. 23. Mr. John O'Connor,
member of parliament, iti a speech yesterday
nt llnlllnalce. Longford, after refeirlng to the
wietehed condition of tiianv of the Irish peas
ants, produced a small potato raised In Gweo
dore, which ho promised to show In the house
of commons ns a sample product of tVio soil of
Dowers Used tho Pass.
"The Union Pacific folks were awful glad
when a certain man died In Omaha the other
Jay," said one of the agents of that line,
"His inline was llowers. About n dozen years
ago he saved a train from running Into a
washout near his farm, nnd tho Un on Pacific
folks felt grateful to him. Mr. Clark, who
was then Superintendent, but who Is now with
the Milwaukee and St. Paul Koad, sent for
Bowers and olljred him ?500. Uowcrs modest
ly declined the money, but when Mr. Clark
proposed to mnko him out a pass good for the
rest of Ills 1 fo he said ho didn't ohtccu
When Clark va9 engaged mnklng out the pas.
llowers said: 'Would you mind making out
the pass L'ood for a friend I I might want to
iro to Salt Lake Cltv some day and take
frlned of mine down to see mv uncle.'
"Of course, Mr. Clark felt so grateful ho
'didn't mind' making It our good for a friend;
in fact, he was willing to do most anything at
that time. The pass was sent up to headquar
ters, where It received the signature of th
President and General Passeuger Agent and
was returned to llowers.
llCil, IIU, " i. i w JVk ........ . ...
twelve years ho has been riding from Omaha
to Halt J.aico uny, iroin nan i.iiko iny 10 wg
den. and other points Montr the line, and nev
er alone. Healwajs had a 'friend' with hint.
The friend was usually soino commercial trav
cller. In short. Dorwers had made railroad rid
Ing a regular business for the past twelve
years. Ho made arrangements with various
wholesale and iobbhiL' houses to carry tliclr
men, nud booked his engagements a mouth
ahead sometimes. When these failed he
picked up stray passengers hero and there.
After paying his slccplug-car nnd other ex
penses he had from $ilto $8 a day clear protlt
uut oi mis prone lie managed to amass
sung little fortune. Ho tried to use his pass
on the limited express, but the company would
not have It When ho did uttempi It he wa
liable to lo elected between stations, even II
the train was going up trrade. In fact, the
company wanted to refine to cam him at all
but Its lawyer concluded that the trial for
damages would bo too expensive. Tho travel
Jhig men are sorry Uowcrs has made his exit. "
ban v rancucu J'oii.
Hftiidolph in Ills Rolio of State.
Lord Haiidolpti Churchill appeared In his
"robe ol state at me pricKing oi tlie sncruis.
This rohe is so gliucu mat it costs about xi,
(XKJ. and Is onlt worn twice a year by the cliuu
cellor ol the exchequer. It Is the custom for
one chancellor to hand the robe over to his
succctsor, who pays a few hundred pound for
the use of It. w men is recouped io nun wnen
lie leaver office by the Incoming chancellor.
Mr. DriiTaell, however, icf used to sell hisiobu
to Mr. Gladstone. Why, was not known, un
lesi he contemplated hi heirs parting with It
at abetter price to Mine. Tussalld, or that ho
wUlicd (Is-lng a niver.of tliikri) to array him
elf In It (Kcasuuially at Iltiglienden for his
private delectation. A new roue had therefore
io be purchased. H must have boon some-
wliit short lii the skirts for Sir V llllam liar
court, or somewhat long in the skirts for Lord
Ilandolph. J.omioa irwn.
Frederick Amerllog, a deceased Austrian
artist, bequeathed to the city of Vienna a col
lection af art antiquities valued at 1125,000, on
condition that u be lorcver leit open tor puu
Many Tlioortos Aro Ad vntieel Con-
ecrnlliii tho ltlsonse. Hut Its
tnusc Is Unknown.
Tho fact that (Jen. Lognu ilic-d the-
victim of a lonj; ami painful nttiuk of
rheumatism, :uul that President Cleve
land nml Mayor llewilt are both sufl'er
ing from tho disease, is just at present
tho topic of considerable discussion,
says The Xew York World. Tho recur
rence of the disease with such severo
cll'ccts in public men of such note is na
turally nttnu tinsr attention among all
classes of the people.
Rheumatism is a disease with which
nearly everybody is acquainted to a
greater or less extent. It strikes wit Ii -out
respect to station, and not only in
capaciates the people from their labors
during the severe period of its pres
ence in the human bodv, but even when
it disappears under that form of treat
ment to which it is subjected it does so
almost invariably to reappear sooner
or later.if not inthusamu place, yet in a
locality just as painful and it may bo
"Kverv public man of anv conse
quence lias been at one time or another
ivsuilerer front rheumatism. sunt a
well-known piivsician. who lias attend
ed many of thu prominent men of tlie
country, "let rheumatism, lie con
tinuodi "is not by any means confined
to any particular class. It spates neith
er tho statesman nor the mechanic, the
merchant prmee nor the common day
laborer. It appears in both sexes but
most commonly in the male. It strikes
tho young as well as the old, and is
found in people of all ages ami, in fact,
in all races ot mankind. While
it is not in itselt a necossa
rally fatal diseaso yet rheumatism
sometimes results in death. Tlie great
est dancer, however, from rheumatism
Is in its undoubted tendency to create;
complications in the human system
which aro in ineinseives tno uiroei
cattse of death. Statistics show that
in a given onu hundred cases of rheti
mat sin only three deaths occur as the
direct e fleet of the disease. Yet it is a
dangerous disease, nevertheless, lie
cause it engenders complications of the
heart, tho kidneys, the lungs, ami tno
brain, which, without tho greatest pre
caution, liinv in many cases end in the
sull'erer's death. With (Jon. Logan, an
athletic, iron-framed man of prodigi
ous strength, tho d souse, after a long
and fugitive course, setlled in thu
brain, and complications resulted which
cost tho gallant soldier his life. 1 be
lieve that very many cases of what is
called heart disease aro the client of
A reporter who called upon several
of the leading practitioners of tho city
was unable to ret any of them to ex
press a well defined opinion as to cither
the nature or proper treatment of rheu
matism. "You want whole truths,
not half truths, in discussing such a
suliieet." said one. "and 1 am not in a
position to give you positive and indis
putable niiorinauon aiiout ruouiuu
tism." Said another physician: "All
argun"ut about this or that theory of
rheumat sin must bo essentially post
hoc that is. synthetical rather than
analytical. While I msolf find but
little dillieiilty in curing rheumatism,
yet it can not he said that there is any
one theory well proven as yet." All
of tho physicians questioned talked in
in a similar vein. They said that thero
was no theory of rheumatism that, had
irrevocably been proven to bo tho cor
rect one. "The profess on. they all ad
mitted, was at loggerheads about rheu
matism. NINETEENTH CENTURY FABLES.
THK A S3 AND THE IMAGE.
An Ass onco carried through tho
streets of tho city a famous wooden
limine, to bo placed in one of its Tem
ples. Tho crowd as ho passed along
made lowly prostration before tho Im
,i.n. 'I'lni Am. thinkm" that thov bow
ed their heads in token of respect for
Il.insoll, bristled up Willi jiraio mm gnu
hlmsolf airs, and refused to move an
other step. The driver seeing h.m
thus stop, laid his whip lustily about
his shoulders, and sa;d. "0 you per
verse dull-head! it is not yet come to
this, that men pay worship to an Ass.
Tlioy are not viso who take to tlicm
solves the credit duo to othors.
run rox ASM THE LEOPARD.
Tho Fox and tho Leopard disputed
which was the more beautiful of tho
i,,, MM.,. 1 nnii'iril ovlilbitod nno bv
bit.. . IIU MUUltlt.t .......... - j
ono of tho various spots which decorat
ed his hkin. The Fox, interrupting
him, said, "And how niucli moro beau
tiful than you am I. who am decorated.
not in uouy, one in luum.
TIIK SEA-GUI.f. AND THE KITE.
A Sea-jrull having bolted down too
iirim a fish, burst its deep trullot-bag,
and lay down on tho shoro to die. A
Kito, sooing him.exelaimed: You rich
ly desorvo your fate; for a bird of the
nil I...U nn business to souk its food
from the son."
Every man should bo content
mind his own business.
Pitch tlio Laud Overboard.
A blurt" old sea captain of our port
loves to tell of an cxporionco of his at
sea with an oflleor whoso wits woro fog
gy. Ono night ho loft tho deck with
ordors to call him in caso thoro was a
chango in wind or weather. Hardly
had ho dropped to sleep boforo ho was
arousod by a sailor who called ouU
"Tho inato says thoro island just ahead
on tho starboard bow!"
'Land on tho starboard how," roar
od tho captain. "Toll him to tako a
marlinspiko nnd pitch It overboard!"
Tho captain was loft to havo his nap
out after that. noston Jlccord.
Tlioy Aro Too Fleet.
Como to think about it, tills has boen
n good year for defaulters tako thorn
as 'they run. Uut tho trouble is tlioy
make tho run so quickly that tho de
tectives fail to tako llicw.A'orrittowH
The Jtiitipiiig-0(r riace.
A traveler who has just returned
from Kuropo relates the following:
"Just before tho tram left L verpool
for London, nnd just as 1 had settled
down in tho belief that 1 was to he tho
solo occupant of a compartment, a comical-looking
old fellow, dressed in that
unmistakable garb of backwoods Amer
icabrown jeans entered and said
that he would ride with me.
'Iv'o just got here," ho said, "(lot
often the steamboat just now. I live in
Saline count v Arkansaw, on tho old
nderson place. Don't know tho plauu
do miu? '
" 'Xo 1 havo never been In Arkan
" 'Well, she's a b id I tell von. Yes,
I hotijjht the old Anderson place, an' 1
Mow to irivo it to Dick that's mv son
when I die. I must saw though, that
Dick ain't much account. Tell you
what that ho'll do: He'll walk right
ilong when t lie cattle ate in the corn
!tn' never oiler to driye em out. I have
sometimes lowed that this must be no
nius in tho feller. Thev tell me that
great men never not co little thing
like that. This train am t slow; ;s she?
Huns like a skeered wolf. Heats time
on the road that them l ankee fellers
built from Cypress Dodge out to the
saw-mill in 1' no l'lat. Never rid over
that road did you? Wall, she's purtv
good in drv weather, ain't no great
shakes alter a rain.'
" You nro quite a distance from
homo'. I remarked.
' 'Yas, a r ght smart step. I ell you
how I got hero You see 1 wont down
to Now Orleans, mo an' a pussol uv us.
to sell our cotton, an' wo got into a l.t-
tle rame. 1 won about a thousand dol
lars, an1 thinks I, 'Zob.lones, it's about
t me you was goin' oll'ona little jaunt;1
so 1 gels on a biir steamboat and come
over here. Like tho country putty wall,
what 1 havo seed uv it, but 1 don't be-
1 eve it s much for cotton. Het 1 can
r:iio more cotton on the old Thompson
place than they can on ten in lessqtiar'
11V LUIS 1.1I1U. I'Ull l uvui IU ii. I
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country for saw-mills, nut her. i ten
vou whut's a fact: A country thnt ain't
rot no saw mills is putty fur behind tho
"Ho talked incessantly, never exhib
itincr Mirnriso at auvthini; ho saw, but
sucirestiiisr manv needed improvements.
As wo wero runninir into London ho
'Whut station is this?'
'London', 1 replied.
" 'Putty good sizo town?'
" 'Larifcst in tho world.'
" 'Then 1 recon we'll stop hare lonj:
.illnmrli to rit !1 sllnok to out. If WO
.stop Here long enough I'd like for you to
introduce mo to tno mayor.
" ! am not acquainted w th him.'
" 'Then on was never here bufore?
I reckon the sherlll' will ho down to thu
train to see if they air I ringin' in any
prisoners for the penitentiary. Air you
L'oin on anv furtheri1
" 'Tho train does not go any further.'
"'Must bo at the juinpin-oil place,
then. Lf a man had or told mo a lew
weeks ago that I would bu so nearouten
the world by this t me 1 wouldor called
h in a liar. Don't reckon it'll bo hard
to iintl a tavern here, (io to some place
that is kept bv a w ddor woman. L ke
to holt) w.dders along. Wush now
had brought my W.fe. She don't got to
town moio'n once a year. 'Low to take
her to Jlenton next spring. Say.
reckon caliker is putty cheap lion
Wonder of this is a prolilbitiont own. Ef
it ain't, I'll meet soino good Democrat
an' havo a time with him. 1 (lulu t ex
poet to see ho many folks 'way oil' hero,
llelloa, we've run into tho ground.
Avail. I can stand it ef anybody ken
Wall. L'oln' to irit oft' hero. Look mo
up tutor while an' run with me." Ar
Tho People of Mars.
Thoso who formerly thought
tho moon might bo an inhabited world
found the foundations of their bol.ef
nut. awav from under thoin when it
became evident that tho moon is dost!
Into of air and water. IJnt this pow
erful argument atrainst habitabloness
cannot bo applied in tho caso of Mars,
That planet surely possesses an almos
nlmre and water. It is true tho dis
tribution of tho land and seas on Mars
in verv ditVarent from that on the earth
nml Vlnrs bus as niucli dry land as it
lias wator. Its atmosphorc, also, pro
l.nhlv diners vcrv much from ours
Ynt. it. dons nossuss both water and air
and, so, although the conditions of lifo
thero would vary wiueiy irom uioso
prevailing upon tho earth, it is, upon
tho whole, more reasonable to conclude
that lifo in soino form exists upon Mars
than that it is a dead and deserted
world like tho Moon. For this reason
discoveries concerning tho physical con
dition of Mars possess a peculiar inter
est. As science does not forbid tho
belief that Mars may bo inhabited by
intelligent beings wo aro not obliged to
look upon the various features of its
surface that powerful tolescopcs reveal
as merely so many details of a tlosort
and tenantloss landscape, but rather wo
may consider thorn as tho environments
of sensible beings, who, inasmuch as
thoy belong to our solar system, and,
lileo ourselves, are journoying onward
with tho sun, must bo regarded as our
follow-voMigors through spaco.
Like the crow and passungors of a
lone ship, long tossed upon a boundless
ocean, wo strain our eyes nftor this
distant consort of tho earth and wish
for toluseopcs of almost lulinlto powor,
that wo might catch n gllmpso of
friendly faces looking out fromthnt far
away soil. NiwYork Sun.
To JIavo a Itcceivcr.
Fair duughtcr "Pa, dear, why nro
you so gloomy? Come, cheer up, and
talk to your littlo Dot."
Papa, dear "Well, dear, if you
must know, I think there'll havo to bo
a rt'ouivor appointed for mv bank soon."
F. D.'WIiy, that is just too lovely I
A receiver! Ami why can't you bo
a dear, good fatlior, and appoint met
Then I would havo to receive nnd I
could havo a lovely now reception
dress. You're just tho dearest papa in
thu world, but you do lovo to look
gloomy about nothlug." lWaburgh
CHINA'S BANK AMONG NATIONS.
-tilden Itlsp of tlio Oriental Country
to n 1'laen A in o on the Powers,
The siulilon rie of China to a placo
Huong tiie "wor.tl powers is by far
t'ie greatest change winch -this genera
tion has witnessed in Asiatic politics.
It is scarcely yet six years since tho
great t-iii I re stood as mucii outside tno
politics of the world, and especially
the pol tics of Europe, as if she had bc-
longrd to a separate and d st nci, plan
et. A few observers it is truo who had
not ced recent events tlio explanation
of the l'iinthays, tlio erasure of tho
kingdom of Kashgar, and the deter
mined att tude assumed by Pckin when
demanding the retrocess on of Kuldja
bv the Uuvsians had begun to doubt
whether tlio vitality of China had boen
undcriated, but tlie statesmen of Eu
rope paid her very littlo attention. Tho
dispatch of nn ambassador to Europe
was cons dered rather an absurdity;
it was nece-.ary to protect his suite
from insult in London by some rather
sharp sentences; and tlie lTeneh gov
ernment when it began its experiments
n ludo-t. li na. openly pronounced the
Chinese empire to be uuc qmi iti'c heg-
iHictwlc. o ourselves delayed carry
ing out the treaty of Tientsin wth'n
cortuin indifl'erent indolence, and in
central Etirpoo China was considered
an interesting geographical expres
sion. With n sis years this ind fl'civneo
has completely disappeared, and China
is recoirn zed by all diplomat sts as a
state ot first importance, which can cx
eeeiso a direct and serious influence on
almost every great power,
Sho stands, in tact, in direct con
tact with them. It Is not too much to
sav that tlie statement of Pekin could
overthrow anv French ministry by
merely increasing their pressure on
Tonquin and encouraging the Anamcso
to attampt an insurrection, l bat is to
say. they could compel tho French gov
ernment to ask for nioii and money
with which to defend tlie r Iudo Chi
nese possessions on a scale which tho
peasantry would assuredly not bear,
and which, uvon if voted, would alien
ate tho chamber. Tho Chinese aro
quite a ware of this fact, and aro even
now striking blows at France, which
exasperates thoforc'gn ollico in Paris to
the last degree. Pekin lias decreed
that the old'nrrungonient, continued by
a treaty in 18.VJ, by which Franco is
tlie recognized protector of Catholic
Chinese 'converts, shall be abrogated,
and, though M. do Freycinot rages and
threatens both the China and tlio pa
pacy, the change under which the pope
will plant a nuncio in Pekin has al
ready been arranged, and Franco will
have no remedy except in impractica
ble war. The Cliiueso could in Purniah
make everything difliuilt for I he llrit
isli government, which, again has eve
ry reason to desiro their friendship, not
only because tlio opium revenue depends
upon it, but because, in any grand
struggle witli Russia, the alliance with
Ch na might enable us to efl'eet a seri
ous diversion, perhaps to embarrass
tho government of St. Petersburg
moro than by any direct attack in tho
Mack sea. "'J ho Indian government,
acting in unison with that of
Ch na would control nearly
half the human race, and
could exert a force in Asia w th which
even tho massos of soldiery at tho dis
posal of tlio c.ar would bu unable to
contend. To Russia, indeed, China is
ono of the most formidable of states,
because bv an invasion of Mauchooria,
or of tlio territory west of Kuldja, tho
Cliiueso emperor can, at discretion,
compel St. Petersburg either to submit
to a defeat which would bo followed by
insurrections throughout Asiatic Russia,
or to forward an army over o,000 inilos
of an inhospitable country at an expense
which would bo ruinous to any treasury
in tlio world. One can hardly imag.no
a worse position than that of a Russian
emperor with a European war on hand
yet compelled to defend h h ascendency
in Tr.tary agauist a general liko'i'so.
in Pans. London, anil St. Petersburg,
therefore, the Marquis Tseng is one of
tlio most honored and influential of
diplomatos and even in Purlin he is re
ceived with marked respect, for Prlnco
Risniarek never forgets that Slav and
(Senium may some day ho compolled.
to try issue of war, and, ho has ideas
about ships, colonies, and comnienoa,
which Pekin can materially aid or
thwart. Indeed tho inlluonco ot China
stretches even beyond Asia and
Kuropo, for Washington is nnxlotis
about Chinese trade; has most dellcato
questions to settle about Chlneso im
migrants, and only hist weok voted a
considerable hidoninlty to Pekin. In
cons. deration of outrages sullered by
Chinamen at tho hands of roughs up
on tho Pacific slope. No other Asiatic
stateenjo)8 nnythlng approaching to
tho samo influence or is In tho least
likely to bo recognized or thought of as
ono of tho oflloient great powers of tho
world. London Spectator.
Homo and Life Hints.
Thero would bo more peace and unity
in families if masculine bills for Ha
vana cigars and feminine ditto for raro
laco woro turned into tho genoral fund
until such times as they could bo In
curred without "risk, and if homo troub
les wero novor told to noighbors.
When velvet gets plushod from pres
sure, hold the parts over a basin of hot
wator, with the lining of tho dross next
tho wator. The pile will soon rlso and
resume its formur beauty.
Cort'eo made with distillod wator is
said to have a groat improved aroma. It
seems that tho mineral carbonates in
20111111011 wator render tho tannin of
thu cofleo berry soluble, hut tho drug
will not dissolve in distilled wator.
Remoinbor that tho woman throws
in her homo surroundings tho sunshine,
ur the shadow, that exists in her own
Moderation is tho silkon string run
ning through the pearl chain of nil
virtues, Httjsan oxcliango.
A small barrel is a capital rocoptaolo
for soiled linen instead, of a hamper.
Have it well cleaned and llnod with
chintz; tho outside should bo either
painted or covered with Turkey red.
l'lio lid must bo covered or painted to.
correspond.;?. Louis Magazine.