IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS I 1 ,t ,-t-t i. .r--r.--.ir 1 ttfth n-rm-iisJ Friday, Mny It. Washington, May 1 1. Afmr pnsslng flJJO pension bill, tlm lnmno todny de voted much lliuu lo consldorliig a point d( order humIm by Tnwimy ngi'lnst nn npprnprlntlon far a nnw sleitl flnallng drydock, provided In Ihu nnvnl appro plntlnu hill. Tim chair hold tin point of order well taken, In n enrtfiilly pre 1'iuitd opinion. Hepburn, of Iown, mndn n vigorous nltnuk on thu court martini system of thtt navy, especially criticising o "! com rotponslblu for tho accidents thnt Imvo happened to ships of thu nnvy. A point of order against thu appro prlntlon for tho nnvnl Irnlnlng ntntlon nt Uko Muff, Illinois, was ponding when thu houso ndjournrd until Mini tiny. Washington, Mny 11. Bailey's non suspension amendment, applying hi or. dor of thu Interstate Commerce mm mission m covered hy thu railroad rule hill, which ha occupied so imioh of thu nttt'iitloti of thu renatu In connection with thnt hill, was today advursely dis posed of hy thu decisive votu of .'J to 01, prnctlrnlly n parly vole. An amendment hy lUyuur confining thn court review to ooiisUlutlnnnl ipies tlom wnii nUo voted down. A number of ollmr amendments worn rojroled. An nmeiidment llmllltiit t4j two yenrs thu llfu of thu commission's ordur wm adopted. Thursday, Mny 10. Wnshliigton, My 10. In connection with thu consideration of thu railroad rate hill hy tho neiintr., l.n Follelte to dny attempted to secure thu Imposition of Imprisonment for violation of tho provisions of tho Inter.taln Commorca Inw. Ho proposal terms iroui ouo io five years, In nddltlon to linen from tl.000 to f'.'O.OOO for unjust discrimi nation, for fnlso representation to so rilie business nt les thnti thu estab lished rate. After much discussion nn amendment was adopted restoring ho psiinllles of tho old law. Washington, My 10. Shells nnd projectiles for thn Nnvy department will, alter Junu .10, 1W0O, Iw purchase! hy tho bureau of Ordtinuce In tho ojton market, Instead of, m now the practice, In secret mnrktit from firm engaged In thn mnuiifacturo of thetu articles. Thl chaiiKO In existing condition! was brought about through thn effort if tho chairman of tho approplatlons committee, Tawnoy, of Mlnneiota, who offered nn nmondmont to tho nnvnl ap proprlntluu hllla which tho houso lud under consideration today. Wednesday, May 0. Washington, Mny l Thn senate spent tho greater jwrt of tho dny ngnln In the consideration of the question of di verting tlm production of eonl nnd oth nr ruiHtiiiuUtlM from their transportn tlon, nnd closed thnt brnueh of Ita work hy ndoptlug n modified jirovlnloii formally offered hy Klklna, hut origin ully suggested hy Molturlu. Thern wna njjnln much aHirrlni; over pnrlln mtmtnry p.ilnt", hut thnro wna nt no time n much confuilon nn on Tuomlrty, mid, when tho eonl (piwtlon wn (limlly chmwl, the irjrem wna no rnphl tlmt thu lint HMtlon wna entirely dUpono.1 of hefore tho lonntn ndjournod. Other nmeiidmmit ivern nUo ndoptwl, hut n liiiiniidhort-hnul provision miKKontod I iy LnFellettu wnn votwl down hy prno ifcully n Hirty volo, nil hut two rn jiuhllenna voting iiKulnst tho ninciid mnt. WnnhlnKtoii. Mny . N'enrly tho en tire time of tho lionwi wnn todny token up hy two proposition ilrnt, whotlior the nnvy ilemirtmont ahouhl K into the open market nnd purclumo utioliore, olmlii and oordnco, or contlnuo to limn nfneturo thoho nrtloloo In thu Kovern merit nuvy ynnln, ns U now douoj nnd, necond, whether the coat of trnnvport lug coal from 'Athintlo and Oulf porta to tho 1'hllipplno In Amorlcnn bottom tdimihl lie limited to 5 or iO por tori. On tho flrnt proposition n luhstltuto viih n.lnpteil, kIvIih; tho secretary of tho nnvy tho right to purchiiHo theso urtlch'ii in open market If n caving could ho inn.lo. Thu nocoiid proposition did not enrry. Tuesday, May 8. Wnshlngton, Mny 8. Aside from n few minute dovoted to tho rocoptlon of tho Alllsou nmuudmont to tho rnll rund mto hill nnd n hulf hour given to rout Inn IiusIiicsh, tho Hoimto dovotod its tuitiro soihIoii toduy to tho InelYoctual consldoriition of tho Klklna iimotidmont, prohihitlng common currier from on iiging In mining eonl or in thu pro ilnotlon of other commodities in compo tltion with Hhlpporv, nnd ndjournod at A p. m. in n stnto of groat confusion na May Vary Blzo of ranns. Washington, Mny 8 Tho houao to day piiHsml tho bill authorizing tho sec rotary of tho Intorlor to fix farm unit on govornmont Irrigation projects nny wliero from 10 to 100 ncroH, according to tho productivity of tho hoII and tho hind of crops thnt cnu ho ralsod. Tho bill contain n provision authorizing tho Bulo of loin la tho townsltos of Itu . port, lloyhurn nnd Bhoror, Idaho, tho oxnonaos to no iinrrnyou irom mo rcriii' ....lln.. .....I IThIII .1.1. 1.111 .nnna .llllLIUil ll.lltl. Ullfcll Villa JII jiwpovpi thoso lot cannot ho sold, for tho land) oiuco nnn no runus io sou mom unuor tho gonoral townslto laws. to tlm iixiirt nuhJiM'l before It. Tho dl order whn dun to tho fact Unit a mini' l.rr of Kiilmtltutim for iiiiiendmunt to tint original iimeiidment worn Intro iIiip.mI. Diirloi.' thu dny. thu Honulo do- elded III tlm alllriuiitlvo tlio dlKputod point that under tho agreement tho rluilr en n entertain n motion to lay on the table. It refused, however, by n voto of !M to 17 lo Iny tho Klklna pro vlnloii on tlm table, Thnt amendment nuil tint various motions will therefore i he In order when the rnto hill Is taken up tomorrow. Washington, May 8. Tho llouso of Hnproseiitntive devoted tho ilny to the naval impropriation hill, nnd accom plished the rending for amoudmeut of tlm first IS imues, ihiring this limn sov. era) tuples Incident to the measure wore dlsfiiiHtml, Irirliidlng tho difllculty of ob taining enlisted men In tlm nnvy, the hienllon of tho nnvnl training station on the (Irwit likes, tho cost of smokeless owder, arid flmilly the oiporidlturn of HUU,UU0 a yiHir for chnln for shlii. Tills Inst mutter wns under consideration when thn Homo ndjournod. ' The army appropriation bill wnn sent to eonfereneo with all of thu Honnto nmonduifliit dlsngreo.1 to. Monday, May 7. Washington, Mny 7. Tko senate to- lny sient tho mnjor portion of its time in ouo nmendmont, hut Instead of nc .....I.... it n.lnnin.1 I. tfi.liatltute. Tho provision whleh wns inndo tho bnsls of no nisriisoion ni mm i.uk'-'"" ' Kornker prohibiting tho granting of re Uites, passe, drnwlmcks, or ajieclul rates to sengrr on rnllwny nnd nlso prohibiting dlssrlmlnnllon In tho wny of necommoJutlous where epjnl rates are jwld. The dliuiusslon took n broad range. .......in,, flr.t li a unm nunallon nnd I then the rnee ouestlon in tho Southern Hlnies. ino rase nwio "" jio u connection with tlio clnueo reinuvo io dlserimliintlon, which wns Interpreted a referring to iwpnrnto enr for the rnees, nnd it enllwl out voty warm pro tests from llncon, Money, Culborson and other Southern senator. Washington, Mny 7. Notwithstand ing thnt this wns the speaker' iwvcn ticth blrthdny, tho houso, after n splen. did demonstrntlon to Mr. Cannon ns he nstended to the spoakcr's tnble, settled down to ouo of the biggest dny In the history of the tircsent semlon. The dny wn notnhlo for tho number of bills pnsssd, forty-five in number, covorlng n Inrgo number of subjects. Mnny of tho bill could hnvo been pnssed by unnnlniou consent, but with William' "determination to object to nnv legis lation by unanimous cousent,'' these lillls cntno up under suspension of the rules, this being known ns "suspension dnv.'' The following were among tho bills flcdl To nuthorizo tho Minnesotn, Dakota Si I'aelfle Itnllrond Compnny to con struct n bridge ncros the Missouri river. (Irnntlng to tho Chtengo, Milwaukee i. Ht. 1'uul Hallway Company the right of wny through the Fort ICcogh mill tnry reservation, Montnun. To punish tho cutting, chipping or boxing of trees on the public domain. To amend nn net concerning leases In thn Ynllowstono National Park. To provido for tho subdivision nnd sale of certain Innd in tho (Into of Washington. To amend tho net to provide a gov ornmont for tho torrltory of Hawaii. Statehood Compromise Washington, Mny 5. All of tho minor amendments to tho stntehood bill nro either disposed of or 'In hnpo to be mndo the foundation of argument nt a moment's notice. At todny 'a Hussion of tho conferees on thnt measure tho climax of tho situa tion wns ronehml for the first time. Tho question of tho ndmiiutlnn of Ari zona and Now Moxloo ns ono stnto wns diwiiHsod nt length. No proposition for n oouinromlso wns offered, nnd tho meeting ndjournod un til Tuesday. In n geuernl wny It Is known thnt tho compromise will bo tho Fornkor nmend meiit, ullowlng tho pcoplo of tho two territories to voto upon tho (mention of bring Joined In stntehood. Whether thl voto In to bo coupled with tho election for stnto ofllcer or is to bo held prior to such elections is ono of tho question yet to bo decidod. Woro Oruol to Insane. Washington, Mny 5. Inquiry Into tho condition nt St. Kliznboth'a asylum for the Insnno wn bogun todny by tho spoclnl commlttoo of tho house off rep rusontutlvuri nppolntod by Spenkor Can non, Nearly a dozen witnesses woro hoard. Kvldonco wns adduced showing thnt Homo of tho putlonts who worked In tho hospital Inundry hnd boon cruolly treated, mid Homo of tho wltncsso tes tified that Foreman K. Ij. Mnonch, of tho laundry, frequently was Intoxicated while on duty. Navy Men Did Woll. Washington, May 8. Aotlng Socro tnry of tlio Nnvy Nowborry hns lnld beforo tho president n roport of ensra of gallantry nnd signally ofllclont per formances of duty by ofllcors nnd mon of tho nnvy in connection with the San Frnncbeo dlwiBtor. Tho dntu woro col lected by direction of tho presldont, nnd tho ncting secretary's roport embodies extracts from letters nnd telegrams cr-ln-chlof of tho l'nclllo squiuironj Hour Admiral I), II. McCalla, nnd Ltoutennnt Commander Honry 0, Ilolnca, of tho inarlno corps, , , LAWB OUT Or DATE. Inquiry Into flocond-Olasn Mail Mat ter Ie I'roposod. Washington, May 7. I'ostmnstor (lorieral Cortelyou has recommended to congress tho appointment of n commis sion to inquire into tho subjoot of sec-mid-chis mall matter, with a view to ascertaining what modifications of tho prnsout Hueond-clnss laws nro nccosrnry to render Its report to congress not Int er than December 10. J000. In order thnt nil interests shall ho represented, ho hit roooiumoiidod that the commission consist of seven por sons mid he mndo up as follows! Ono senator, selected hy the president of tho senate! ono representative, selected by tho speaker of tho houso; ono ofllccr of tlio poHtofllco department, soloctod by tho poatmnstor-gcucrul; ono repre sentative of tho publisher of daily newspapers) one ronrosnntntlvo of tho weekly, soml weekly nnd trl-wookly nowspupnrs, nnd one representative of tho publisher of periodicals and maga zines, tho last three to bo appointed by tho president of tho United Htntes fr.om uiiiong those rocnininondod to him by rcireientatlvo publishers ot such nows pajicrs and periodicals, and n seventh member to ho selected uy tho six, whose manner of selection I so specifically provided. An appropriation of (25,000 I reoommonded to defray tho cost of tho Investigation, Tho postmaster-general in his recent annual report recommend to congrew a thorough review of tho wholo subject of second class mail matter nnd tho enactment of a stntuto to tnko tho place of thoso existing, which would rendor unnecessary tho consideration of such questions as those upon which second class matter now dopend. In now rec ommending this commission, tho post master general in hla communication to the commlttoo on postoillce nnd post rond of tho sonnte, says: "The existing statutes regulntlng tho second clnsM of mall matter are out of jdnto; thoy do not meot modern require ment or tlio publishing industry, nn.i tho ndinlnistrntlon of them unneces sarily nnd unreasonably hamper tho publishers of bona lido nowspapor and periodicals. "A nn Indlcntlnnofwhntisinetnolnol "A nn Indication of what I In volved In ndinlnistrntlon, it mny be stated thnt tho question of wbnt I n bonn fido newspaper or jcriodleal la one about which thero mny bo nnd often I much difference of opinion. Tho saino is true -of wbnt constitute a known ofllco of publication, of what constitutes n publication originated nnd published for the dissemination of infonnntion of n public character, what is devoted to literature, tho sciences, arts, or noma nodal industry, what Is n legitimate list of subscribers. All of these ques tion must, however, be determined In ench cnito beforo second-class entry can bo granted; but n publication having met nil requirements is positively pro hibited ndmlsslon If it bo 'designed pri marily for ndvortlsing purposes or for free circulation, or for circulation at nominal rates.' Thnt such questions, cspeolnlly tho latter, aro subtlo and complex nnd rondel administration ex ceedingly diflloult surely need not be tntcd.'r rostmnstor-Gnnornl Cortelyou ex presses tho beliof that such commis sion, if appointed, will bo nblo to make recommendation thnt will bo equable to publishers, rollovo thorn from present nnnnynnco nnd restrictions, nnd nt tho same timo protect the interests of tho government. SLIDE DAMS CHEEK. Mass of Soft Earth Holds Back Im mense Quantity of Water. Sncrnmento, Cnl.. Mny 8. A special from Woodbind to tho Sncrnmonto Union says: Tho throat of flood in tho Cnpay vnl ley, resulting from tho slido of cirth thnt has fallen from the mountain sido and dnminod tho waters of Cncho crcok, I growing Increasingly serious. It mny be assumed that tho slido in question wn in soma wny tho result of tho ro cent enrtkqunke, and it is now found to lie 1,000 feet wldo nnd to close com pletely tho wntor courso. Kver nineo the oeetirrenco tho wntors hnve boon steadily piling up bohlnd it, nnd wns found by mensuromonts tnkon this morning thnt n depth of ono hundred feet hnd been reached. If It hnd been tnkon nt nn enrllor stngo tho dam might hnvo been blown up with dynnmlto nnd tho wntors re leased without danger to nny locality, but it is now too lato to do this, as It would but precipltnto tho flood that Is feared. Tho dam i of soft earth nnd debris, nnd thoro Is sonio hopo that it mny absorb tho wnter or cut out grad ually nnd tho wntor puss in hnrmloss quantities. Should It glvo wny to tho prcssuro mo results win to vory serious nnd a lurco aron of country will bo floodod. Trolley Car Collision. Trenton, N, J., May 8. Fifteen poo- plo woro Injured by n head-on collision of enrs on tho Tronton-Now Ilrunswick Traction Compnny 's lines nt Plninsboro, twruity mile outsldo of this city, nt midnight. Tho cars, ono from this city nnd tho other from Now Ilrunswick, woro muKiug uioir ansi inns ror tlio night, nnd in nccordnnco with tho usual custom, ran by tho signnl. Whon round ing n sharp curvo tho hendllght of ono trolloy enr showed tho nppronch of tho other, lloforo tho power could bo ro versed tho enrs mot, nnd tho pnsscngorB woro thrown from tho chnirs. XJno Out to Mazatlan. Moxlco City, Mny 8. Knglnoora of tho Moxlcnn Nntiounl llnllwnv hnvo eucccoded in cutting n lino from Dur nngo to Mnzntlnn on tho l'nclfio coast. Tho locating work has boon going on for n yonr. It is probablo that tbo In toroconnlo railway will build an exten sion to too oil nelds from xeslutlan. IWSOFlElEl In a Condensed Form for Oar Busy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS Heiumo of tho Lett Important bOt Not Lett Intorottlng Events of tho Pntt Woek. Dowlo Is gradually dying of dropsy and cannot last long. Iteront earthquake shocks have caus ed a Cuban mine to csvo In. Mrs. Jefferson Davis Is much im proved though still quito HI. Congress is receiving many protests ngninst the prohibition of passes. Kan Francisco saloons have been clos ed Indefinitely by the authorities. John V. Wallace has formed a $12, 000,000 electric company In New York. Tlio strike of funeral drivers in New York hns caused the postponement of mnny funerals. Count I.nmnlorff, Russian minUtcr of Foreign affairs, has resigned for a place In tlio council ol the empire. The Ilrilish fleet Is all ready for an attack on Turkey should that country continue her hostile movements. Chlcairo printers have declared a boy colt on Methodist rituals on account of labor troubles with the Methodist Book concern. Talt refuses to confine purchases of canal supplies to the United States and has told congress if they want him to buy all at home to pass necesrary laws. Thn (list steamer of the season has left Seattle for Nome. The withdrawal of troops from San Fraticltco has begun. Tho first step of tho Russian lower house will be to demand amnesty. The State department has forwarded f '.'00,000 to Japan for use by tlio starv ing people Senator Ankcny wants the govern tnent to use all homo material for the Panama canal. Great Britain will advocate dlsarma merit nt the coming sessions of The Hague conference. The United States will not allow a revolution in Panama. Conditions there are now bordering a revolt. . Dowle nnd Vollva aro said lo have reached an agreement for a joint man agement of the affairs of Zion City. Governor Pardee says Santa Itosa suffered moro proportionately than Ban r-rancisco and that conditions there now aro heartrending. M Gorky, the Ku'slan author, do dares the donma a farce and say the Huraiau people know they must have a revolution in order to be free. Shouts roports progress on tbo Pan ama C'unn). Import stntistics show that tho Chi neso boycott is wnning. ltopubllonn Senators havo ngreod to support n limited court roview of rates. Anthrneito minora havo formally ac cepted nn agreomout with tho operat ors. Thoro I talk of Tnft for President, with Iloosevolt ns his Secretary of Stnto. Iloosevolt has nskod Congress for an other $800,000 for rcllof work In Cal ifornia. F.lnliornte, measures hnvo been tnkon to protect tho tor at tho opening of liriinment. Mon ku res hnvo been taken to protect Ban Frnneiseo nroporty from foreclos ure of mortgage. Snn Francisco nuthorltles-nro driving able-bodied men from tho bread lines with tho Idea of compelling them to work for n living. Turkey hns soized moro Kgyptiun ter ritory nnd dcclnre sho will light Qrent Hrltain. Tho latter country Is sending warships and soldiers to fight tho Sul tan. Vollva has organlzod a strike against Dowie iu Zion. Tho nnthrnclto miners and operators hnvo flnnlly ngreod. Britain nnd Turkoy each stand firm nnd prepare to right. llutwlnn democrnts proposo to give all lnnd to tho ponsnnts. Froo restnurnnta nro proposod to feod tho destltuto of San Francisco. Tho president will co-oporato with tho sovorul states in Standard Oil proso- cutlon, Lending nrchitccts ostlmnto thnt tho rebuilding .of Snn Frnneiseo will tako but quo yonr. Frnns K. Crofllold, chlof of tho Holy Roller, hns boon shot and killod nt Sc-nttlo by Qoorgo Mitchell, brother of two or mo women inc. soic-siyiott 'Joshua" lod astray two yeara ajro. when excitement over tho now religion woa high nt Corvallls, SYMPATHY AND HOPE Chlesjo Tribune. Tho great depression felt by somo polar explorers whon shut In by Ice nnd cold, writes Lieutenant Armltnge in "Two Years In tho Antarctic was not felt by the men on board the Dis covery, sent to examine the south polnr Innds. Every ponslblo effort wa made to keep the men cheerful and in good physical condition. Walks over tho lco were taken a a matter of duty, and that effort for entertainment were made la evidenced by tho following ac count of their diversions: At n meeting held In the ward room It wns decided to bring out a monthly paper, something like a London maga zine, Ench of us wroto on a plcco of paier what wo thought the best title. Tho South Polar Times was tho ono chosen. It was to bo published on the first of each mouth ; and every member of tho ship's company was Invited to contrlbuto toward making It the most amusing, Instructive, up-to-dnto Jour nal, with tho largest circulation within tho nutnrctlc circle. Notwithstanding this superexcellcnce. It was to bo Issued freo to all tho population of our small colony, tho cost of production being moro than covered by tho grateful feel ings of tho recipients, to say nothing of tho ndvertlsers, A rival mngnzlne, named tho Blizzard, which wn brought out to afford a voice for poetical effu sions rejected by tho South Polnr Times, did not survlro tho first number. On most day during tho first month of tho winter tho clicking of tho tye wrltcr could bo heard In Shnckletou's cabin as ho busily "set up" tho pnper; nnd frequently a shy nnd conscious looking bluo Jacket would enter the ed itor's sanctum to ask his ndvice. A box wns placed outsldo tho olllco for tho nxvlpt of contributions, but would-be authors much preferred n personal au dience; so our editor, In solf-dofense. removed his olllco tlttlwn to n store room In tho bowels of tho ship. Two of tho memliers of our nun. Slmckleton nnd Bernncchl, were very fond of jwetry, nnd of course ench had Ida favorite nuthor. Mnny woro tho nrKument raised ns to tho respective merits of Browning nnd Tennyson, so It wns decided thnt Slmckleton should rend extracts from Browning, nnd Ber nncchl from Tennyson, while tho ru mntuder of us listened and curvfully Judged between tho two, voting after ench pair of extracts hnd been rend. Their declaimed In their best stylo, en deavoring to point out tho benuty of tho passages chosen by them. Ferrar caused much amusement, aft er an extract from "Tho Plod Piper of Ilnmcllu" had boon road, by saying, "Well, I'm not much on jwotry, but I go on rats." Browulng won by n single vote. CODFISH IS NOW A LUXURY. l'rlco tu Krnuca lllnher than Uver Ilt-fore Kuuvrit. Tho fact that tho American codfish- era hnvo been cut off from securing bait Iu Newfoundland as well ns tho French causes satisfaction nt St. Pierre, not becauso tho former havo lost tholr baiting privileges, but from tho belief that Amorlcnn vossel owners will unite with tlio St Plerro fleet in securing and proservlug bait' to their mutual bneflt, says the New York Iler- :; THE SOUTH FOLAB TTnfRS. :; POR SAN F1UUCISC0. nld. School of herring visit St Plerro and should be secured when opportu nity offers. From ono school last fall it is estimated that several thousand barrels could navo been secured. Caplln, a much esteemed bait for uso In July, seldom fall to come to these Islands to spawn, nnd It Is thought that with propor regulations tho supply will b equal to the demand. Among nil tho bank fishermen squid aro considered good bait at any season and mny be caught In fair quantltic about theso shore; In the past this la the ono bait supply that has not been lost through lack of taking or preserv ing. Notwithstanding French fisher men nre seriously handicapped In their efforts to securo bait a careful inquiry establishes the fact that thero is nn abundance of salt squid and herring for tho first trip. Vigorous preparations aro being mado for tho coming season, and tho Indications aro that tho tonnagti sailing from St Plerro to engage In codfisbtng will bo moro than for a number of yoars, among tho vessels being many new ones. With a record of threo bad years, this renewed enterprise Is com mendable. Tho price of codfish In Franco has advanced to n figure never beforo reached, making It a luxury Instead of an article of common consumption. The French firms are offering St Plerro fishermen f4i0 per 100 pounds for green fish. In drying tho sbrlnkngo Is .10 per cent nnd with tho added cost of IVi cents per pound as the cost ot drying nnd transportation, with 30 per cent profit to tho retailer, we havo tho total cost to tho French consumer of 12 cents per pound. In fact, tho retail price nt St Plerro of dry codfish Is 10 cents ier pound. Franco would not however, bo n good market for Ameri can dried codfish, ns the duty Is pro hibitive, tho market being held for French fUhormen. On tho other hand, St. Pierre ennnot enter tbo United States markets, where n discriminating duty is levied on bounty-fed Industrial article. Tho non-competltlvo French fisher men of St Pierre therefore argue thnt thn New England fishermen should unite with them In making this plnco the halting headquarters for both coun tries. St Plorre, although receiving a bounty only on codfish, Is starting n movement to establish other fisheries nnd erect establishments for smoking, pickling nnd othcrwlso preserving fish. l'errerae Nature. "Strange thing about Mrs. Dingle. Sho Is the woman who never cared to drluk any water." "Yes." "Sho called In a doctor to reduce her extreme stoutness. Ho told her on na account to drink wnter." "Yes." "And now she's thirsty all the time." Clovelnnd Plnlu Dealer. Cnuae of Suspicion, "In thoro nny question about tho so cial position of tho Dollartonsi" "Thero was nono until recently," an swered Miss Cayenne, "It has boon discovered that tho socloty paper Town Whoppors printed somo very compli mentary paragraphs about them." Washington Stnr. When a widower marries again, tha nolghbor women recall with many sigh that his poor dead wife Just worships him.