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He who thinks to please the world is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half is yet behind.
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Eight Murderers Occupy Cells in
the Fresno Jail.
Forest Fires Do Considerable Damage In
California A New Democratic
Paper at Seattle.
The recount at Seattle is showing a
population over 40,000.
Dr. Leila I-atta in under arrest at Los
Angeles, charged with criminal malprac
tice. Good shooting is leins; done at Fort
Wingate, N. M., by the sharpshooters of
the regular army. "
Purchases of large landed properties
in Shasta and Butte counties, California,
for fruit purposes are noted.
The run of salmon in the oquille
river this season has been equal to, if
not ahead of, any previous year.
San Jose, Cal., is taking measures for
a census recount. It is claimed that
several thousand people were not en
rolled. J. D. Fiske, who was murdered at
Fresno, Cal., had his life insured for t5,
000 ; he also carried an accident policy
for $10,000.
The United States Circuit Court at Ta
coma has decided that the entry of tide
lands at Tacoma with Valentine scrip is
There is a big run of salmon at Coos
bay this vear, but it is doubtful if much
fishing will be done, owing to the low
price offered.
Pay Director Williams at Mare island
has applied for an investigation into the
open charges of fraud which have been
made against him.
The American schooner Mattie J. Dyer
has been seised by Deputy Kmcns in the
harbor of Ounalacka for illegal sealing,
with seventy-eight skins aboard.
The Rush boarded the Victoria sealing
vchoxtner Ariel, and was ordered out of
gehring sea. The Captain was presented
With a copy of the President's proclama
tion. The controlling interest in the San
WegQ Dallv and Weekly Union has Wen
disposed ot to Thomaa Gardener and to
(ieneral KH H, Murray, who will be ed
Uordn -chief.
The necessary amount t !V has leen
guaranteed hy citizens of Albany to de
fray the expense . of their hose team
while training and attending the North
west firemen's tournament at Spokane
Returns of the census supervisor give
the population of Arizona, not including
Indians, at 57,000. The three largest
towns are : Tucson, 5,185. not including
additions and suburbs; Phoenix, 3,115;
Prescott, 1,843.
Export from Tacoma
were : Lumber, 5,364,776
5,000 cases; coal, 24,628
6.425 tons. The total real
during July
feet; salmon,
tons; wheat,
estate trans-
fers for seven months have amounted to
Clnese have len smuggled across
from British Columbia, where they tem
porarily took up quarters in the Colville
feservatlon as squawmen. They re
mained there until such time as they
could leave without molestation.
Eight men charged with murder now
occupy cells at Fresno, Cal., and secret
meetings of certain parties have caused
the jail to be fortified with armed men
against the possible attack of vigilantes,
who declare they will hang all the mur
derers. The sworn statements by the superin
tendents filed with County Assessor at
Virginia Citv show that the total ore
yield of the Comstock lode mines during
the quarter ended June 30, 1890, aggre
gated 88,fl3 tons, , yielding f 1,300,000 in
The Native Sons of the Golden West
and Society of Pioneers have decided to in
vite the President to Depresemontneoay
of the celebration, and an invitation form
engraved in gold plate has been prepared
and will be immediately forwarded to
The Pacific Mail steamship China,
Cabtain Seaburv. has sailed from San
Francisco for China and Japan via Vic-
ports. iae yuiiia io iirc uiov Bwrnniri ui
this one1 to sail bv this route, and will be
fefyysed uiitil fufthef orders by the rest
gf $he. company's vessels.
4t peattlf- tne Prohibitionists held a
meeting th. other night, at which it
Was decfted to put a full ticket in the
geld to? the coming election. The party
Claims to hold the balance of power. The
Labor partv; which will also put in a
ticket, makes the same claim.
A revolution In the newspaper business
la about to take place in Seattle. The
Journal, a Democratic paper, has just
changed hands, having been bought by
syndicate of real-estate men. The
Democrat, aided by Jim Hill's big sack,
.re now going to start another daily.
TheBupreme Court of Montana de
cides that the Australian baUot law is
mandatory and not directory, and that
a contestant who received a majority of
the votes cast could not hold office be
cause he had failed to notify the Court
Clerk of his candidacy within the time
fixed by law.
Governor Waterman of California has
offered a reward of 3J0 for the arrest
and conviction of the Chinamen who in
dicted the stabs resulting in young Pier
ton's death-last week at McCracken's
bridge, near Sacramento, and $100 for
the arrest of each of the others partici
pating in the deadly affray.
JTamea W. Kerr, the foundryman who
shot and killed Edward Cognan, the
molders' Apprentice, at San Francisco on
June 26, has been held to answer in $53,
000 baiL Bonds were furnished imme
diately, Henrv T. Scott of the Union
Iron Works, W. H. Taylor of the Risdon,
James Speer of the Fulton and Robert
Watt of Langley & Michaels being
' forest fires have done considerable
qaWke'tQ lumber and dry feed in the
Kurth western part of Sonoma county,
California. Grass is very dry, and ranch
men have been so foolish as. to attempt
to clear the ground of timber and brush
by firing it. A very destructive fire near
Cioverdale, which " burned over several
thousand acres of ground, had its origin
in this way.
Sarah Althea Terry had her case
aeainst the estate of the late William
Aharon retried last Tuesday in the Su-j?vrr-m
Court f-. Vrannisco, and Judge
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He Helps Zr. Sayre to Discover Cars
for locomotor Ataxia.
As announced in The Herald's cable
dispatches, a cure for the dread disease
known as locomotor ataxia has been
recently put to practice Sn Europe. It
is alleged Unit Dr. Motschutkowtky,
of Odessa, is the discoverer of the new
treatment, which aims at curing the
curvature of t he spinal column by aus
pending the patient.
Dr. Iewis A. Sayre, of thia city. Is
accredited with having invented: the
apparatus in use which was described
in The Herald, whereby the patient is
lifted from his feet with the object of
elongating the vertebral column.
I called on several eminent surgeons
yesterdayj with a view to obtaining
their versions of the new cure of loco
motor ataxia, and failed to find one
who could disclose the secret. They
all acknowledged they efficacy of the
treatment .pursued by Charcot, admit
ting that it is due to the process of
suspension by Dr. Say re's instrument
Various theories were offered in expla
nation of the results attained, the most
plausible one being that a straight
ening of the spine removes the clamp
like pressure unon the nerves and thus
permits them to open communication
with the legs and produce their action.
One surgeon maintained . that a
curve is not effected, but that a tem
porary relief is given, the same as is
ecu red in cases of neuralgia by
stretching the nerves.
Dr. Barre was in bed when I called
on him. Having been a sufferer from
rheumatism for many years, and more
acutely so in the last three years. His
handsome, benevolent face lit up with
satisfaction when I related the purpose
of my visit "I discovered accidental
ly, several years ago," said Dr. Bayre,
' that the straightening of the spine
produced a salutary effect upon the
locomotor ataxia, which means an in
ability to use the legs. A boy was
brought tome suffering from a curva
ture of the spine. His parents were
poor and lived at Chatham Corners.
They supposed I could cure him in
one trip. As the little fellow was in
freat suffering 1 determined not to let
im return home without relief, my
intention being to give him a plaster
jacket with instructions to return
when he had grown a few months
"As I lifted the little fellow, holding
him with my hands beneath his arms,
I noticed that he began to kick.
" That's funny, 1 remarked. 'IIow
the devil could he do that?'
"In a few minutes the jacket was
east and I laid the boy on a lounge in
my office so that the plaster could set
nana, t went out for a lew minutes
and on returning found that the lad
had left the couch and gone to the
window, to my further surprise. On
giving this peculiar case deep study I
came to the conclusion that by hold
ing the boy up and thus straightening
the spine the hitherto impeded circu
lation of the blood had been Btarted
and given his legs free action. Ant!
that seems to be the case in all in
stances. Here Dr. Savre bent his thumb to
illustrate the effect of a spinal curva
ture. He said that by suspension the
spine is straightened and that the
nerves are relieved of the pressure due
to trie curve, as, for instance, when the
thumb is bent at the joint New York
Tha Gola of Grace.
"Notice anything peculiar in the
posture of the girls on the stasref" said
a physician to a reporter one evening
at the "Crystal Slipper," pointing to
the line of pretty girls in pink: tights
standing beside the throne of the
"No," was the reply, "nothing, un
less it is they re uncommonly pretty.
"Well, said the doctor, if you
will observe now they stand you will
notice that their pose is unconscious,
but that every girl of them save one
has her risrht hand behind her back.
and the exception, is a girl wearing a
oarecioire ores.
"Well!" was asked.
"The arm behind the waist means
that every one of those girls are laced
too tight They're so constricted that
they cannot let their arms bang by
their side, and so unconsciously they
put one behind their back. The eirl
with the three toire dress isn't laced
tightly, and you will notice that her
arms fall naturally by her side. Cin
cinnati Inquirer.
A Wm Ttrgtni Wonder.
Of all the specimens of liliputianhu
inanity that nave ever found a wel
come in this world of comparative
giants, the little daughter of John El
Miller, of Hampshire countv. W. Va
ts the most wonderful. She is 23 years
of age, cannot walk or talk and is but
twenty-six inches talL Always lving
in a little cradle, she is enabled to keep
a sharp lookout on what is going on ;
no one has ever vet been sharp enouch
to call for an article in the house that
the little one could not point out Her
memory is most remarkable. A new
song or poem repeated in her presence
is never forgotten. If the same song
or poem is again repeated or sung
with, the variation of but a single
word the little prodigy will show her
disapproval by yelling lustily and
frownin? a frown that cannot be mis
taken. How such a remarkable mem
ory can find resting place in a head
no larger than a teacup has long been
the wonder of physicians and savants
who hare journeyed from far and
near to test the remarkable gifts of the
little wonder. J. w. Wright in St.
liOuis .Republic
A Change of Scene.
"What U that, motherf" The rink, my child;
The year it was built all the people went wild.
They crowded its walls, and to music' glad sound
On furniture casters they slid themselves round;
But the fool killer caaie, with his two handed
And be smote all the sliders, from gray beard to
And the building so silent is used, as you see.
By the Mourners' Embalming and Shroud com-
- - ' pany." liooert j. uuraeue.
ThfT Don't Grow Then,
Chatmcey Depew toil ttis experience In a
recent speech: "I was in Scotland thij
Rummer, where they understand a joke mors
easily than anywhere in the world, and was
tired out traveling and sightseeing, and said
to my Scotch guide: I mast find a soft
stone somewhere to sit down on. He said:
2Iy friend, there are no soft stones in Scot
land." Expose Tow Cows.
An Indiana cow which gave two
quarts of milk per day was struck by
lightning while in the pasture and had
a horn knocked off. Since that date
her yield has been eight quarts, with
not tbj slightest trace of brimstone. If
yon have an old cow stand her out
Detroit Free Press.
A Steamer Collides with Another
Off Port Carroll.
A Young Spanish Nobleman, ho Is At
tending School In This Country,
Said to Have the Leprosy.
It is rumored that Chrlntine Nilsson in
n New York.
Nine member of Congress have died
luring this session.
The cruiser Philadelphia has ln ac
cepted by the government.
A (iiroo of men at Johnstown is still
engaged In searching for- the desd.
According to a recent census the impu
tation of Montreal Is estimated st 277,-
The schedule of immigration at Balti
more shows that 27,V4 immigrants lumi-
ed there.
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tants, but no hospital or public diien-
sarv, it is said.
The new census gives Atlanta, tla., a
population of 00,000, an increase of 100
per cent. In ten years.
A Western Republican Penator thinks
Congress will not adjourn before OvtoW'r,
and perhaps not then.
Fehoharie. N. Y.. has aeconling to the
last census shout 4,000 less people than
she had forty years ago.
Frank Woodruff, who was conmM-ttfd
with the Cronin murder, is now wanted
In Kansas for horse stealing.
Ernest Hess, member of the Hoard of
Trade of Chicago, has failed, lie was
short 2,000,000 bushels of oats.
Several citv officials at Omaha have
been arrested and charged with bribery
in Belling a railroad right of way.
Iav Inspector George A. Lyon, U. S.
N, has been ordered in charge of the
pav office at San Francisco on Septemlier
10 nest.
It Is thought that the census will show
the pojrtilation of Kansas to lie alxmt
1,300,000. Nebraska execta nearly
The assessed valuation of real estate In
Brooklyn this year for purposes of taxa
tion is M31 ,(7.-M4, an increase oi tz.!,-
4,309 over last year.
Travel over the Brooklvn bridge is in
creasing so rapidly that the President of
the Commission says a new bridge should
be commenced at once.
Secretary Tracy has signed the contract
for the tulmlar boilers for the armored
coast-defense vessel Monterey under con
struction at San Francisco.
Alliert Geonegan, Citv Clerk of larii.
Tex., fs missing, and his accounts are
short between la.OOOand 1 10,000. KtTorts
are being made to overhaul bim.
James Moonev, the man who attempt
ed to blow up the steamer Queen in
North river s few years ago, was drowned
at Fort Itockaway last week.
A sutiscrintion fund has leen started
among New York physicians for the re
lief of Ir. John II." IViuglas, who at
tended General Grant in his last illness.
The total contributions to the Johns
town (Pa.) sufferers were 12.912,34n.:t0.
The totalexpenditures were 12,845, 140.83.
The commission has $07,205.47 cash in
The apple crop of Nova Kotia wjll be
below the average this season. Great
ravages have bet-n committed by cater
pillars, which have stripped whole or
chards. The Western railroads are considering
a plan by which no road shall take more
than a certain percentage oi any com
modity. It is to get around the anti
pooling law.
New York's water supply is graphic-1
allv described as a stream equal to a
river fifty feet wide, ten feet deep and I
flowing six miles an hour, pure and cool,
out of the bills.
The steamer Louise, with 1,600 excur
sionist on board, collided with the
steamer Virginia the other day off Fort
Carroll, five miles from Baltimore. Sev
eral lives were lost.
Gambling is in full blast at Saratoga,
Long Branch and some other places that
could be named where the authorities
do not suppress it for reasons, perhaps,
best known to themselves.
Secretary Harris of the North Dakota
Board of Railroad Commissioners char
acterizes as unreliable the report that no
elevators in -North Dakota will accept
grain for storage this year.
An investigation is under way in Bos
ton as to the running of peach trains
from the Middle States to New England,
it being alleged that the Eastern mar
kets are discriminated against.
ir.-.,i on .l.t , o:.-.n
of a noble family in Spain, who has Iwn
attending the military academy at Ches
ter, Pa., is now in New York, and it is
declared that he has the leprosy.
The House has non-concurred in the
Senate amendment to the sundry civil
appropriation bill, which increased the
appropriation for the Sailors' Home at
Santa Monica from $90,000 to f 117,000.
Nearly 1.000 heads of families in the
Province ot Quebec alone have made ap
plication for the State bounty of 1,(0
acres of land voted to Canadians who are
the fathers of twelve children or more.
The saloonkeepers of Chicago are in
arms against the big brewery syndicate,
and will not accept orders from"it. This
is owing to a resolution of the syndicate
binding saloonkeepers in an arbitrary
The Western Union people will carry
up the partially burned building in New
York nine stories, discarding the man
sard roof, and will build an addition nine
stories high on a twenty-hve-foot lot in
rear of present, building.
According to a telegram from Boston
the damage in New England by the pres
ent drought is now past recovery. Most
of the districts have been without rain
sufficient for a growing season for weeks.
Corn and tobacco on the lowlands are
still in fair condition.
J. A. Shea & Co., the fruit dealers of
Minneapolis, have commenced a war
with the Earl Fruit Company of Cali
fornia, which is likely to be a pretty
warm business contest, and sooner or
later is certain to draw the other fruit
and commission houses of Minneapolis
into it.
The colonization of Swedish immi
grants upon the deserted farms of Ver
mont, a dispatch from Rutland (Vt.)
savs, is not proving a success. Discon
tent prevails, and some of them are re
moving to the lumber regions of the
State upon the Canadian and Maine
ttausgwr of Hunting the fiorllla la tikm "
ts of the Dark Continent.
"The gorilla is Uie prize fighter of
Africa," said Carl Bteckelmann, who
has personal knowledge of the Dark
Continent lie had been Speaking: of
a leopard skin on exhibition in his
window, and had been telling of the
danger encountered In flp-htii)(r with
the original owner of the skin.
"Contests with all wild animals pale
in comparison with that in which one
must engapre in meeting the gorilla."
he said. ' The gorilla is found in only
a comparatively small portion of West
ern Africa, lie lurks in the woods
along the coasts for several hundred
miles north of the mouth of the Con
go. I have never seen a gorilla in the
open country, and. by the way, I
think that the fact that he stays in the
woods accounts for the fact that he is
almost a biped instead of a quadruped.
You see the gorilla in passing through
the forest reaches out with his long
arms, and, seizing the branches of the
'roes, rhes on his hind legs and walks
on them, supporting himself with his
bold on Uie brunches. Habit has thus
almost made an upright creature of
"The gorilla is as brave as brave
can be. The male gorilla does all the
fighting for the family. If you ap
proach a pair of gorillas the female
will run, screaming, through the
woods, or will climb the highest tree,
uttering all the while cries not unlike
a woman in great fright. But the
male gorilla will come straight at yon.
He does not know what fear is. U
will fight any uumber of men."
"How do you fight themt"
"Wish pistols. It is very unsafe to
trust to a gun or to a poor weapon of
any kind. The gorilla is so fierce and
powerful that you have but one
chance at him at the best. Hie woods
where he is found is so thick that it i
impossible to see him accurately at
any distance. If you fire at him as
he comes at you down the tree a limb
may turn the course of the bullet
Before you can fire a second time he
will be upon you. He drops from
limb to limb, and comes at a rapid,
winging pace. The safest way is to
hold your fire until he is at arm's
length, and then fire steadily into him
with a pistol.
"The gorilla is easily killed. An
ordinary pistol shot will have about
the same effect upon him as it has upon
a man. Hie hunter's danger is in not
making the shot tell. Once I was iwiss
ing through the forest with a body
guard of natives. The natives are
furnished by the Dutch traders with a
miserable gun, the barrel of which is
made of gas pipe. The natives have
learned to be suspicious of their cuns.
When they fire at anything they point
in me general direction, pun uie trig
ger and fiinsr the min at the obiecL
They throw the gun because they are
afraid it will explode in their hands,
as it very frequently does. Well, we
came upon a gorilla, A native saw
him dropping from a tree coming at
ua. Aiming at the descending form.
he fired and missed. He bad not
turned before the grim monster was
upon him. Standing and throwing
his arms around the negro's neck, the
gorilla seized his throat in his manlike
jaws, and was crushing the life out of
mm when we came up and Ured a
pistol ball into him at close range,
but the wounds inflicted were mortal,
and the native died in great agony."
"Are the gorillas numerous in the
tripof country where theyarefound?
"They are scarce. In making a trip
once I saw two in one day, but that
was unusual. They are the fiercest
and bravest of animals. The male go
rilla, in going into battle, sounds
fearful warning by beating its breast
and giving fortn sounds that make the
dense forest resound, lie is a danger
ous antagonist and you are all the
time reminded by his appearance that
tou are contesting with a creature that
iuu a iiu.-uiiiv-a mm upuvarsuce.
a giant's strength and a monkey's agil-
On Keed Hare tint Few Friends.
To exchange calls and dinner invita
tions; to be members of the same club
or the same church ; or to have views in
common regarding the Wagner operas
and Ibsen dramas is by no means
friendship; although many relations
even more superficial than these mas
querade tinder that name. There are
plenty of people fitted out with a relay
of substantial qualities and pleasing at
tributes, who fill well the place of that
extensive outr court of acquaintances.
Society requires, for its cohesion, polite
conformity, culvitated taste and pow
ers of selection and self control. Of
friends, in any genuine sense, one can
inevitably have but few. Even one Is
quite enough to make life beautiful and
redeem it from materialism. And even
one is more than perhaps the majority
of people possess, although they who
least know the higher possibilities of
friendship would be the first to deny
this assertion. That life is rich which
holds one perfect friendship, in which
mutual sympathy is almost mutual
clairvoyance, andin which sacrifice
would be a personal luxury, if done for
the good of one another. London Sat
urday Review.
Leap Tear Faperstltlons.
The ancient Romans considered the
bis-sextile or "leap day" a critical day
in their calendar, always reckoning it
as being among their unlucky days.
That this belief has not by any means
lost ground is evidenced by the deep
rooted dislike parents have to a child
being bora on a "leap day," it being a
popular notion that to come into the
world at such an odd time is ominous
as signifying the child's speedy exit
A variety of this superstition exists in
Tuscany, and, in fact, in many other
European countries. According to Tus
can folk lore a child born Feb. 29 will
not live to see another "leap day," or.
if it does, it will be motherless. In
Austria a child born in the forenoon
on Feb. 29 becomes a great personage
if in the afternoon, a robber; after
night a murderer. Other notions of
this sort, modified to suit whims and
fancies, exist in the various countries
of the world. St Louis Republic.
Editorial Kindliness.
The manuscripts of contributors to
the Century Magazine are always re
turned in plain envelopes If they are
rejected. If they are accepted, the no
tice of acceptance is sent in a Century
envelope. In that "Simple rule is be
trayed a degree of thonghtfulness, deli
cacy and consideration that it is not
asT to match, Chsttwi
Uruguay to Raise Her Customs
Duties Ten Per Cent.
utato Illlght In Sweden India Tea Said
to be Taking the Place of the
Chlnise Article.
Cholera is epidemic at Mecca.
The Cathedral at Strasburg Is to be
ttuirjwighly restored.
rtniallpox Is decimating the ixmiilutioii
f village in Egypt.
HtiNvia oiiiMiws the appointment of
Bulgarian Bishops by the Porte.
Belgium Is recruiting hundreds of Sou
danese native for the Congo State.
The Crown Princess of Greece is criti
cally ill from premature confinement.
It is reiwrted that Emperor AVilliaiti
will hereafter revise Bismarek's inter
Violent religious animosities have len
excited at Vienna by a ci'se of abduc
tion by nuns.
Mrs. Mackav is report! from London
as saying that she will hire a house at
aslnngton next season.
A hurricane at Sunkim has demolished
the water conductor causing great scarc
ity. Natires are dving from famine.
The slave trade between Madras and
Rangoon still continues. The coolies
are sold in the latter place at 25 rmee
The next Siengerbund festival will Iw
held in Vienna from the 14th to the lfcih
of August, and will bring together about
12,000 singers.
A dispatch from Cairo savs: Ravages
ot the cotton worm in Egypt continue,
and prospects for a full crop are consid
erably impaired.
a iiungarian-juisi innan Meanishin
lompany, with a capital of l.OOO.OK)
iranes, lias been urmeu at I-in me under
the sanction of the government.
The French Chamber has adopted the
bin lor the renewal id the sur tax on
sugar. Ihe bill extends to August, lKri,
The sur tax is 7 francs on raw sugar.
The Russian Minister of Finance will
shortly visit Central Asia to examine the
measures to 1 taken for the develop
ment ot the I ranseasptan provinces.
it nns been calculated that there are
about 200,000 families living in London
on almut 1 a week, and they are in a
large measure the people of one room
According to Etiroiean merchants tea
from India is rapidly taking the place of
the I itmse article, the result liemg that
many Hron iu China are without work.
The President of the British Board of
Agriculture savs that within a short time
animals suffering from pleuro-pnemnonia
have arrived at Liverpool from New
me r.ngnvn tiovernnictii has sum
moned ttieintke ot llartnilton to par
iiO,O00 levenue duty on the 3,0(K),iNiil
realized by the recent sale of his art col-
Desertera fnm the German flrmv pass
ito France nearly every week. Th
take service in the foreign legion, and
are sent to Algeria and ami other parts
oi Airica.
The potato blight has made its apiK'ar-
ance in lwelen, and the outlook lor the
crop is very discouraging. In certain
parishes the priests report that a famine
is expected.
The English Roval Niger Coniiianv
has prohibited the importation or side of
intoxicating liquors in its African terri
tory north of the seventh parallel of
north latitude.
The Government of Uruguay will prob
ably raise the custom duties 10 percent..
making them payable in gold, and will
levote the tund thus raised to the re
demption of paper money.
An American named Skinner and
Russian named Kriegsk have started
from London on a wager to ride on horse
hack from Moscow to the Crimea nd re
turn. The Prince Regent of Bavaria refuses
to ennoble Miss Wheeler of Philadelphia,
who married Count Panpenheim. The
Count must recognize the marriage as
morganatic or lose bis titles.
It is reported in Limerick. Ireland.
that Bishop O'Dwyer has received a let
ter from the Pope approving the Bishop's
recent letter of censure to Dillon in con-
nection with the Persico mission.
A plan is now under the consideration
of the Russian Senate to restrict the
rights of the Jews participating in vari
ous branches of trade and commerce and
to limit the privileges of Jewish me
The London Daily Telegraph states
that England and France will appoint
commissioners to find the limits of the
French share of influence in Central Af
rica, as modified' by the Anglo-German
Amilcare Cipriani of Rome has been
condemned to six months' imprisonment
and to pay a fine of 1,000 francs because
his recently published memoirs contained
certain offensive remarks about the royal
family of Italy.
A ladies' committe has been formed in
connection with the International Con
gress to be held in Berlin, to provide for
the comfort and amusement of the wives
of foreign practitioners during their stay
in the German capital.
Several ladies of Lemberg have offered i
their services as Amazons to the Ein-1
peror of Austria in case of war. They
offer to furnish their own uniforms, arms
and horses, and ask only that a military
instructor be provided for them.
As soon as the horse cars from Cairo'
to the pyramids are completed, and the
work is nearly done, an elevator will be
made to the tops of the venerable piles,
to that ascent may be made quickly and
comfortably to the modern traveler. I
A ukase is impending in Russia for the I
expulsion of Hebrews numbering 4,000,
OOJ from that country. Thia is believed
to be the only means' to prevent conten
tion of the poorer classes, growing out of
money transactions and race hatred.
An English company under royal pro
tection has been granted control of the
Straits of Ormuz, which connect the Per
sian gulf with the Arabian sea. This
virtually gives England control of the
gulf, and is a menace to the forward move
ments of Russia.
The London Daily News' Vienna spe
cial says that Premier Stambouloff of
Bulgaria has summoned the Colonels of
all the regiments and the Deputies of all
the leading towns to assemble at Sofia on
August 8. when Bulgaria will be nro-
( claimed independent, with Ferdinand as
I King,
Pncatant Poacbiog.
This is always beset with difficulty.
and the pheasant poacher is usually a
desperate character. Many methods
can be successfully employed, for the
tieasant la rattier a stupid bird.
ng to their wandering proclivity, it by
no means follows that the man wlio
rears the pheasants will have the priy
ilepe of shooting them. At the time
of the falling of the beech and oaken
mast the poacher watches as closely by
the covert side as the keeper himself.
The former knows perfectly well that
the birds feed in the morning-, that
they dust themselves in the turnip
fields at noon, and that they ramble
through the woods in the afternoon.
He, better than any one else, knows
the coppice to which the wandered
birds have gone and in which
trees they will roost Is he slow
to use his knowledge! At dark he
passes over the land, and lights a bit
of brimstone beneath the roosting
birds. The powerful fumes soon over
power them and they come flapping
do-To one by one. This method has
the advantage of silence, and if the
night be still need not be detected.
Away from the covert time is no ob
ject, and the poacher who is content
witn a brace or birds at a time usually
rets the most in the end. The poacher
nows that no bird is more pugnacious
man the pheasant and out oi this
trait he makes capital. lie takes a
trained game cock under his arm, fit
ted with spurs, the latter as sharp as
needles. Upon the former's crowing.
one or more cock pheasants immedi
ately respond and advance to meet the
adversary. A single blow suffices to
lay low Uie pride of the pheasant and
in this way half a dozen birds may
often be taken, while the poachers
representative remains unhurt The
Gentleman's Magazine.
Bow He Lost (he C
"I was out on the West Side Mon
day night toa progressive heart party,"
remaraeu a young attorney yesieruay.
"Ever been to a progressive heart
party f Not Welt, just take mr ad
vice and send regrets to one if you
are invited. You'll feel better the
next morning. !Now, I thought I
knew how to play hearts when Fwent
to this party, as 1 had the beat sort of
training. Learned to play it with
men who slide their bats over their
eyes and hold their cards up under
their eyebrows fellows who play as
though their lives depended upon the
Fime. So, you see, I felt pretty easy,
drew the last table, and started in by
winning a game with a good partner.
I moved up a table, and there 1 bad a
partner who made things pleasant for
me by leading the ace of hearts at the
start When I raked in the four big
hearts she looked at me and timidly
inquired, 'Was that right?' I had to
smile and tell her it was. Have you
ever Bmiled when there was murder in
your heart! Jt's awful bard. It was
my luck to strike that woman for a
partner five times during the evening,
and she kicked a biz bole in my other
wise good record, knocking me out of
the buckhoru cane, which was the
first prize, and which I bad a dead
cinch on had it not been for her. And
I had to look pleasant through it all,
too. I wonder where that woman
will go when she dies 1" Chicago Her
ald. A Silver Wago Road.
"You may talk about nickel plated
railroads," said vice president L. T.
Stanley of Walnut street "but what
do you think of a solid silver wagon
road? The Horseshoe mine, in Colo
rado, has ont, although when it was
built they didn t know it would pan
out that war. They had to have a
road from their mine, a distance of
three miles, over which heavy loads
were to be drawn. They took the rock
that had been taken from the shafts
they were sinkinir. and which lav
around in the way, and macadamized
the road all the way through. The
wagons passing over the road ground
the rock down. One day they had a
heavy rainstorm, and when things
got dry again after the rain wind blew
the dust olf the road, and all through
the road bed, every which way, they
could see big streaks of silver. Well
maybe they didn't collar on to the
rest of that loose rock that lay around
those shafts I They sent away a lot of
it to be assayed, and when the report
came back they found that their road
Deu was worth f zuu a ion. it was, a
little expensive to drive over, but they
nad to nave the road, and they've got
it yet, n their mines nave held out
Philadelphia Press.
The Manufacture of Celluloid.
Most celluloid is made in France. A
vill nf ivitwp i a cnn-lv iinwniinil Anrl
at the same time is saturated with a
mixture of five parts of sulphuric and
two parts of nitric acid, which-falls
upon the paper in fine spray. This
changes the cellulose of the paper into
pyroxyline or gun cotton. The excess
of the acid having been expelled by
pressure, the paper is washed with
plenty of water until all traces of acid
have been removed. It is then re
duced to pulp and passes on to the
bleaching trough. It is this gun cot
ton wnicii enves it its explosive nature.
Most of the water having been got rid
of by means of a strainer, it is mixed
with from 20 to 40 per cent of its
weight in camphor; a second mixture
ana grinding jonows. tnia pulp is
spread out in thin slabs which are
squeezed in a hydraulic press until
they are as dry as chips. Then they
are rouea in n eaten rollers and come
out in elastic sheets. They are from
that point worked up into almost every
conceivable form, New York Tele-
A Big City.
Omaha Child (on eastern railway train)
Oh, mamma, there's a policeman walking
through a corn field.
Mamma (without looking out) Is he chas
ing any one?
"No; he's walking along just as they do in
the street
"Dear met Get your things on. We are
within the city liiuita of Philadelphia."
Umaha world.
Unnecessary Anxiety.
"George," she said, and her manner be
trayed anxiety, "what has come over papa
of late? He treats you coldly and evidently
tries to avoid you."
"He borrowed $10 of me a couple of weeks
ago," explained George. Jiew x ork Sun.
Mr, ftl'"kins You know the old pro
verb, "The best is the cheapest?'
' Mrs. B.Unkins Qh, you are mistaken.
The best is the dearest I know, for I've
asked the prices. New York Weekly.
Poor John.
"la your husband particular about
what he eats?"
"Indeed he la. John Is a full fledged
epitaph. " Harper's Bazar.
of This Sport
tna-ly Told.
Wildcat hunting Is very exciting, especially
for the cat. Onoe in Mendocino county. Cat.
I was enjoyl. g a few days' quail shooting at
a farmhouse where was a large and sociable
dog. Hi father was a setter and bis mother
a bull terrier, and the combination of in
herited qualities made this dog peculiar. If
I took bim hunting with me the setter in
stinct prompted bim to rush around through
the brush and scare ofT every bird within
half a mile, and If I slipped away without
letting him know, the faithful bull terrier
quality would tend to come out in company
with a large piece of my lea; when I returned
tin war to cajutt a otnr.
One evening I was returning from a hunt
with that dog. He bad enjoyed the hunt so
much that not a qoaU had remained in the
county. Suddenly be planged forward; there
a quick rush and sscrabbie, and I beheld
a huge wildcat poised on the limb of a small
tree just out of the dog's reach. Emotion
swelled visibly in the cat's tail and frenzy
ruled the dog. I stepped back a rod, extracted
most of the shot from one barrel and sprink
led the eat In the region of the jumpers. He
came out of the tree and cajno suddenly, and
next minnto there was a whirlwind of .fur
and agony under that tree, and mingled
sounds informed me that both the cat and
the dog had asr-ertainsd that something was
wrong. There was a oosabin&tkm of clawing
and yowling, spitting and snapping, re
volving and rough and tumble excitement
which lasted about a minute, and then a
peaceful hush succeeded, during which the
zephyrs blew away the cloud of dust and
hair and disclosed what was left of the doe
lying serenely at peace with the trivial re
mains of the cat, and both so mixed as to be
The trouble with that dog was that his
pedigree was contradictory. His setter in
stinct prompted him to let go the cat and
run, and his bull terrier Instinct prompted
him to hold on, lie down and chew, and be
fore be could make up his mind whether he
ought to obey his father or his mother be
There is nothing so necessary to a sports
man as a thoroughbred, well broken dog.
Always purchase a pedigree with the dog.
A full blooded dog with a reliable pedigree
costs about tlW, which allows 1 149.50 for the
pedigree and fifty cents for the dog.
The best dog for hunting purposes in this
section is a pointer.
Borne pointers are very expensive. I heard
the other day that Cyrus Field once got a
pointer from Jay Gould which cost him
oO.OUO. Henry Uuy Carleton in JNew York
Owo Whs
Smoked SIS Cigars
4SA.OOO la m Single Sight.
Bankruptcy appears to be becoming
fashionable among the great princes of
Germany. Within two months Prince
Albert, of the sovereign bouse of Wal-
deck ; .Prince Charles, of the reigning
family of Liechtenstein, and Prince
Trantmannsdorfl have all three been
declared insolvent debtors and placed
"nnter curatelle," and now Prince
Frederick IV, of Salmi-Kyrburg, has
been subjected to a similar ignominy.
Jc orty-lonr years oi age, and Uie pos
sessor of numerous titles, including
that of a Rhinegrave and of a Spanish
Grandee of the first class, his debts
amount to about 13,000,000.
During toe course of the legal pro
ceedings it was shown that until his
father's death be had been forced to
content himself with a' paltry allow
ance of fl,200 per annum, which, al
though possibly sufficient for the wants
of an ordinary mortal, was far from
adequate for a high and mighty prince
who refuses to smoke anything but
Havana cigars at $3 apiece. Under
the circumstances it is not surprising
that it should have been a tobacco
merchant who first instituted the steps
that finally landed his highness In the
bankruptcy court and resulted in his
being placed "untcr curatelle."
This "unter curatelle" condition is
one that is exceedingly unpleasant It
is equivalent to a declaration of per
petual minority, and the person on
whom it is imposed is not only declared
incapable of managing his own aJZairs,
but is practically outlawed and de
prived of the electoral franchise and
almost every other right of citizenship.
No civil contract entered into by him
is valid. His signature Is of no account
in point of law, and from the legal
point of view he is nobody as unsub
stantial as the family ghost and as irre
sponsible as a babe unborn.
Prince Trautmannsdorff was the
president of the 'Austrian Jockey club.
where he lost in a single night f450,
000 at cards. With a view of retriev
ing his fortunes he straightaway pur
chased for a rise a large number of op
tions on wheat and other cereals.
which, however, greatly to his dismay,
tooK a aownwara instead oi an up
ward course, rendering him thereby
liable for differences to the tune of $3,
Another well known personage J who
Is at present unter curatelle, " and
whose name is well known in the United
States, is Baron Victor Exlanger, once a
magnate of European finance, but now
an exile residing on the shores of Lake
Geneva in Switzerland. A suit was
brought against the trustees of his
bankruptcy, in the course of which the
whole circumstances of his ruin were
again made public Cor. New York
Her Physician 3,000 miles Away.
Mrs, Ogden Goelet of New York,
was at one time treated for typhoid fe
ver by cable from Paris while lying in
her sleeping chamber in her New York
residence. Miss Gracie Wilson, Mrs.
Goelet's sister, while in Paris had been
successfully treated by a French physi
cian who had never lost a case of ty
phoid fever, and when Mrs. Goelet was
stricken with the disease this physician
was communicated with by cable. He
consented to treat Mrs. Goelet and
every day until her recovery his direc
tions were flashed over the 3,000 miles
of wire under the sea and were carried
out in the sick room in New York.
How They Mo-red ft.
Here is another of the stories whlcb
the people of Toumaisla, In Belgium,
tell at the expense of their neighbors ol -the
prosperous village of Vezon :
At one time the tnoi-ning of a holi
daythe male Inhabitants of Vezon
were discovered in a great state of pa
ley and perplexity la a field close by
the village church They had eotu
out with a strong resolve to clay ball.
and had discovered that the field was
roo narrow.
"Ah," said the burgomaster, Tier55;:.
comes 1'eter tjorbeau, who made tin '
mistake of studying to be a lawyer. lit i
Is wise in devices; he shall decide what '
we shall do."
Master Corbeau looked over the situa
tion. "There Is nothing to do but tc
move the church," be said. : .
So the villagers all took off theii
jacKets ana inrew inem aown in a neap 5
and to determine bow Ur they mud
push the church they measured the dis-
tance from the heap of Jackets to the
church and found it to be exactly ten
yards. Then they all braced them
selves against the chorch sind pushed
with might and main.
Toward noon they stopped for rest
and to gather strength for further push
ing. But somebody now measured the
distance from the pile of Jackets and
discovered that happily it was not nee- ?
eseary to push any more, because the
measurement showed that the church
had been moved back ten yards. i
Then they fell to their game cf ball
and did not find out for some time that'
while they were hard at work pushinfl
at the church a mischievous inhabitant
of Toumasis, who happened to pass,
had moved back the pile of jackets!
Youth s Companion.
He Kept a Eye oa the Plata.
A special collection was announced
for the day hi a Scotch church, bnt as
the purse strings of the old farmers
were known to be pretty tightly tied
the collection was to be taken up in the
old fashioned ladle after the delivery of
stirring discourse on giving and the
excellencies of the scheme in question.
About the middle of the sermon the
minister, happening to look out of the
window, spied a cow wading about in
the adjoining cornfield. Turning to
ward one of the side seats, where sat
the owner of the corn, and presumably
of the cow also, be stopped bis sermon
and said : Rab Stevieson, there's a coo
wast yonder frae the kirk up to the
horns amang yer corn. Ye'd better
look after't at once."
Up sprang Rab, seized fads long haired
turn hat and stick, and made for the
door, while the minister calmly took up
the thread of his discourse. As Rab
reached the door the minister stopped
again and sang out: "By the by, Kab.
yell better jist leave the collection wp
the beadle in case you dinna get-back,
again. " It is confidently stated that
the ladle profited more by Bab on that
occasion than it would otherwise have
done, and no wonder. Few, unless to
tally bankrupt would have had the
hardihood to pass without drawing the
purse after such a hint Chicago
Times. . - ',
Plaatatloa Philosophy.
If s nachnl dat de higher we gits in dis life
de mo' trouble we has. De taller de tree
grows de mo' its shock by de win'.
He bigger an' bealthM7 chile mighty often
doan' grow up ter ennount ter nothin'. De
biggesr an' mos proimsur wheat sometimes
runs ter straw.
I has knowed many er thief dat could dis
count er hones' man in putvin' up er straight
tale. I aint neber yet seed er baby dat could
cry any mo' pityful dea er painter ken. -
"I hope I has ligfoo, but I doan' know I
hab beam folks say; but I neber beam er
man say, "I hopes I has money, but I doan
know." Dat sorter ligioo dat yer hopes yer's
got, but doan' know, aint gwine ter do yer
no mrf good dea der money what yer hopes
yer's got, but doan' know.
EI I was axed ter put er estermate on bow
much er man is wuth ter dis yere worF I
would fust try to fine out how much he thinks
tf his mother. Er man may be good ter his
wife an' kins ter his Chilian, but ef be aint
good to de ole 'oman dat give him part o her
hie an' fust lamed him ter walk toward de
sucoons what he hab reached, be aint de right
sorter pusson. Arkansaw Traveler.
A rwrefgner's TWIltsfca. ; -v
Distinguished Foreigner Yes, I have tray--
eioa a great neai in uuscounwy ana x T""7f
help wondering why your government does
not catch these train robbers and lock
them up.
American Have you met train robbers?
"Plenty of them; they're everywhere, it
seems to me, but I must say they are very
polite for highwaymen.1'
"Very; and I notice, too, that they are an
colored men."
"Oh, thoee are not train robbers; those are
porters." Omaha World.
. A Cook's Blander.
Omaha Dame Jane, our guest, Mr. De
Hunter, complains that you chopped up his
decoy ducks for kindling.
New Cook It wasntfor kindling, mum.
1 thought they was a pair bf chickens your
husband sent home, am' I was tryia' to cat
them, mum.
"Of all things! Where was it you said you
worked before you came here!
"At Mrs. De Styles bearding house, mom.
Omaha World.
R freshing- Her :
"I am so glad you came in, Mr. Wabash,"
said Miss Breezy, brightly; "mamma and I
were trying to recall a certain posts name.
Perhaps you can kindly come to our assist.
ance. His first name is Walter." .
"Scottr suggested Mr. Wabash.
"Na, not Scott; it begins with 'W.'"
"Whitman, possibly; Walter Whitman f"
"Oh, yes, that is it, Walter Whitman.
Thanks, awfully.'' The Epoch.
The Smallest Edit v
At one time about 1SS3, The Key
West (Fla.) Democrat was under the
editorial management of the smallest
man who has ever used the pencil and
paste "to give to airy nothings a local
habitation and a name" -Mr. A. I
Sawyer, better known as Gen. Saw-
yer, although Gen. Shorter wouldfc?-" ' '
far more appropriate. On the begin- ;
ning of Mr. Sawyer's connection with f ,
the Democrat he was 22 years old, SO
inches high and weighed S3 pounds. ; ;
Dwarf in body, but giant in mind, this
prodigy dictated the politics of the
southern end of the Florida peninsula '
for years, and when he did at last re
sign his position in favor of a larger,
but not better man, it was not because
bis fountain of bright Democratie
ideas had run dry, but because he had
been tendered a more lucrative posi-.r
tionatthe head of a large wholesai ,
house. A remarkable personage,
deed, is Sawyer, the midget poLtf. - .
-J. W. Wright iaSt, Louis JP' . J.' - :