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Payment of Interest on Railroad
Bonds to be Enjoined.
THE NATIONAL GUARD OF NEVADA.
Snider Applicable to Aluminium and
German Silver Dlf covered by
a Mining Engineer.
Yuma ia to have an experimental
Heavy rains lire falling lu Southern
Interior counties of Nevada are vnry
entliusiahtie for the now railroad to Halt
The Colorado river It falling slowly,
but in mill far alxive the average height
at thi season of the year.
A very large deposit of kaolin bfti I men
found in the vicinity of The Dalles on
the Oregon aide of the Columbia.
The M. F. ChureU (South) proposes to
inaugurate at Plni:nix an Arizona ilia
triel high school. The buildinga will
All the aaloons at Wardner, Idaho,
have Im'i'ii closed. Miners have been
holding secret meetings of the union in
Home of them.
The Notional Guard of Nevada baa
gone into camp for the first time in its
hUtorv at Treadway'a Meadow with
nearly 400 in the field.
One manufacturing plant at Puyallup,
Wash., baa this year made and Bold 10,
000 worth of tree sprayers, all of them
having found sale in Oregon and Wash
ington. A, Mexican while prospecting in the
hills north of Castle Dome in Arizona
found a silver bar weighing 104 pounds.
There ia considerable speculation as to
bow the bar got where It was found.
The payment of the Interest on the
$200,000 of bonds issued In 1885 by Mar
icopa county, A. T., to the Maricopa and
PhuMiix railway Is to be enjoined, and
tho legality of the bonds issue is to be
Up to 0 a.m. on Saturday morning
tho Chino (Ban Bernardino county, Cal.)
beet-sugar factory bad turned out this
year 2,870,059 pounds of Biignr. Of this
quantity 510.000 pounds were from the
svrnps of 1801, and the halance waB from
this year'B beet crop 2,362,060 pounds.
W. A. Merralls, a mining engineer of
Los Angeles, claims to have discovered
a solder for aluminium, a process which
has In vain been sought for during the
past thirty years. The invention will
ihj of great value in dentistry, alumin
ium being admittedly far superior to
rubber or gold in eucb work. The solder,
it is claimed, is also applicable to Ger
Hop picking has commenced in Cali
fornia on Bomeof the down-river ranches,
and the crop ia aaid to be very satis
factory. There is quite an army of buy
ers in the market irom San Francisco.
A maioritv of the pickers are Chinese,
although a number of Nevada Indians
have alreadv come to engage in the
work. While the redskinB are there for
the nnrnose of working, they are not
rushing pell mell into the hop fields.
A well-known grower savs there is a
nrfivailimr ODinion that the Indians and
Chinese have this year pooled their
issues and are going to put up the price
of picking to a point that almost means
ruination to the growers. They are now
paying 90 cents to $1 per hundred
pounds to pickers, and this will prob
ably be increased at the rate of 5 cents
The total assessed valuation of all
railroads in Montana, as fixed by the
State Board of Equalization, is $9,287,
63-i. representing twenty-nine railroads
with an aggregate mileage of 2,662. The
Northern Paciflo maia' line has a mile
aire of 782.6 and its rolling stock is val
nnd at $1,035 per mile for assessment
purposes ; its rails at $700 per mile ; the
roadbed $5J0 per mile and the roadway
iimi ner mile. Its main line and
branches have a combined mileage of
i 274.70. valued at $4,178,331. The Great
Northern and its branches count 1.057
miles, valued at $3,712,701. Rolling
etnrk nn the latter road is assessed at
$5 0 per mile; rails, $1,700; roadbed,
ti ?nn nnd roadwav $100 per mile.
There is an increase of the assessable
value of the railroads over 1891 of $1,
506 142, due to the construction of the
Pacific extension of the Great Northern.
The Alps Cause Mark Twain to Pay
Frequent Visits to the Republic
II. W. Webb, Vue-President of the
New York Central, occupies Mr, liepew'i
chair whiln Hie latter ia away. Webb i
tireless, quick and accurate.
Hon. McKonr.lo Howell, Milliliter of
the Militia, ia at Toronto, en route to
the Pacific Coast, on a tour of inspec
tion of Canada's defenses.
Sued, the faster, Is Insane and now In
an am v lu i m ar Pari. Ilia delusion
has taken the form of a Imllef that ha
ia Cu'sar and Najioleon in one.
The only surviving child of Itohtirl
Fu lion, the Inventor of the steamboat,
ia said to be living in Poiighkcepsie,
mother of Rev. Kobcrt Pulton Cray ol
Miss Mary E. Wi.kina ia another of
New Kngland'a "little women" who,
like Ijuisa M. Alcolt, have struggled for
fame and attained it. Hie ia only 5 feet
tall ami very slender.
Prof. Asaph Hall discovered the two
moons of Mars. He named them Deimoa
and Phoboa after the two Homeric at
tendanta of the god of war, from whom
the planet takea its name.
Mrs. Hannah Harmon, Brockton,
Musi., was lorn the day preceding
Washington's retirement from office,
and has thus lived under the adminis
tration of every Pret-l lent of the United
The adjournment of Congress com
pie ea a thirty years' service in the
Home of Mr. O'Neill of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Holman comes next in length of
representation, as he has lu'en for twenty-eight
yeara a Congressman.
J. K. Minor, Assistant Treasurer for
the Confederacy as long as it had a
treasury, still retains $500,000 in Confed
erate notes, and has no other funds to
sneak of. He is said to hav owned
3,OO0,0C0 acies of Western lands at one
Careers are very prettily mixed in J.
C. Macdona, the new Conservative mem
ber of Parliament from Kotherhithe,
who is olllclally described thus : " Was
a clergyman of the Church of England :
Is a barrister: rreatuent ol the Kennel
Captain Frederick Watklns, the com
mander of the atetmship City of Paris,
ia a man of prominent features, of kind
ly facial ex pression, with keen eyes and
lull heart, and is the son ol a British
armvotllcor. He waB born in Sussex,
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher has ar
rived at the i ge of 8J years. She is still
strong and active, and does much lit
erary work. She was born in West
Sutton, Mass, Her maioen name was
hurice V lute liullard. tour ol her ten
bildren are living.
The wife of Representative Springer is
, writer of verges, a volume of which
has been printed. She haa aweet, gentle
manners, and ia not' d for her habit of
wearing gray g iwns that harmonize with
her handsome gray hair and dark eyes.
It is a fashion that pleases her artistic
Mark Twain's name so frequently ap
pears on the list oi arrivals at ueneva
that it might almost bo supposed the
Hartford author had expatriated hlmseii
and taken up his residence among the
Swiss, His liking for Kurope has grown
with great strides during recent yeara,
and he Bei7.es every possible occasion to
nvnua ilia uratn. "It's ill. A 1 ni thai
cross the water, "it's tne Alps mat
draw me there," he said to a friend not
long ago. " lhey follow me everywhere,
and I cannot get away from them."
Garden and Fruit Cul'ure Taught In the
Sdnols in Kansas.
Manitoba Catholics are determined to
maintain their separate schools.
Two of the graduates this year at the
Chicago College of Law were women.
Seven of the eight graduates of the
State Library School at Albany this year
A two vears' course in pedagogy is to
be opened at the University of Minne
sota this autumn.
In France there are 28,000 peasant
schools in which are taught garden and
fruit culture through State aid.
Mrs. Frederick Billings of Woodstock,
Vt.. has donated the sura of $2,000 for a
high-school building at that place.
Missouri has 4,399 more Sundav-school
officers and teachers than in 1891, 500
more schools and 30,000 more scholars.
There are thirty-five denominational
schools in Kansas. Almost every sect
on the road to heaven has a training
school in that State.
Sir Daniel Wilson, President of the
Toronto University and probably the
most distinguished educator in Canada,
is dead at the age of 7b.
Yale will have a handsome, new psy
chological laboratory. This will be the
second laboratory of its kind in this
country, the other being at Park Uni
At Boulder, Col., they have started a
State Divinity School, which is to be
non-sectarian and without denomina
tional bias. A sort of religious mug
wump college, so to speak. It is proba
bly the boldest attempt educationally
that Boulder ever made.
Four years ago the senior class at Yale
contained Htty-nve tree traders and torty
three protectionists. This year's senior
class contained forty-two free traders
and eighty-three protectionists. At liar
vard President Eliot says that " most of
our students are Republicans." If "tar
iff reform " is making any headway, it
certainly is not among our educated
youth. Botlon Journal.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES
Sujxjrior Tea Grown and Cured
in South Carolina.
CHIEF OF THE CHICKASAWS ELECTED
Mr. Blaine's Services as a Speaker In
Great Demand New Method, ,
of Settling Damages.
Tho mints coined 456,232 silver dollars
week before last.
Broom-corn harvest is on In Kansas
now. The crop is large and fine.
Minnesota paid bounties to the amount
of 12,000 lait year for wolf scalps.
The Chicago and Krie road ia sinking
into a marsh near Valparaiso, Ind.
Grasshoppers are doing an immense
amount of damage to the cropa in Hu
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail
road wants to increase its stock by $13,-
Knas City street-car conductors un
dertook to form a union, and were dis
charged. Boston's tux rate for 1892 will be $12.80
on $1,00 J, an increase of 3 J cents over
North Carolinians will erect a monu
ment to the memory of the dead Con
federates from that State.
More building is going on in Chicago
than in New York and Brooklyn to
gether, says the New York l'uil.
The Jacinto silver mine at Aspen, Col.,
has resumed work after three years' idle
ness. The new find is said to be very
The river coal miners at Pittsburg are
expected to atrike against a proposed re
duction of 3 cents per bushel in their
Nebraska farmira are preparing for
another State-product train to advertise
their agricultural resources throughout
C. II. Emerson of Whitehall, N. Y.,
haa Invented a new motor power for air
ships, " based on the principle of the
Wcod villa, Mich.; built over the Stand
ard mine, which was flooded and desert
ed, i- sinking, and the inhabitants are
The New York lltrald claims to have
secured proofs that a green-goods place
hss been running for years within a short
distance of a police station.
(ilanders haa broken out among the
hoi sea in Nashville, Tenn. Stringent
measures are being taken by the health
department to stamp it out.
The pension agency in Topeka is the
largest in the country. It pays out an
nually $15,000,000 to the veterans of
Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.
In drilling a gas well for Dr. Pre? ton
in Anderson, Ind., recently the drill
went through a vein of iron at 375 feet,
tin at 450 feet and lead at 500 feet.
A syndicate has secured a controlling
interest in the Lynn and Boston railroad.
The deal represented an outlay of $2,
000,0jO, including the Naumkeag line.
Samples of tea grown and cured at
Summerville, S. C, have been received
in Baltimore, which expert tea dealers
have pronounced superior to East India
The city liquor agency in Portland.
Me., established under the provisions of
the prohibitory law, sold last year over
$57,000 worth of whisky for medicinal
Judge Anthony of Chicago holds that
the title of a Btrip of land along the lake
shore of Chicago, dedicated to that city
by Elisha Hundley of Virginia, rests
with the city.
Out of a total of 73,034 paupers in
almshouses in the United States in the
year covered by the eleventh census
91.15 per cent, were white, and 8.85 per
cent, were colored.
According to inside information the
Pullman Palace Car Company is now
earning about 20 per cent, per annum
and carrying more to surplus account
than it pays out in dividends.
Mrs. Frank Leslie-Wilde returned
from Europe on the steamer La Bretagne.
Willie Wild e remained in London. Mrs
Leslie savs this climate does not agree
with him, being too stimulating."
The windows of the armory of the
Eighteenth Regiment at Pittsburg have
been broken with stone thrown oy men
who made their escape. An attempt to
steal the arms had been previously made.
The Chinese in Chicago refuse to take
out certificates, and a test of the law
will be made before the courts. Until
the decision on the constitutionality of
the law is obtained the Chinese will not
Jonaa woite, wno nas oeen eiectea
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Governor of the Chickasaw nation, is a
full-blooded Indian, and cannot speak
English. He is opposed to any legisla
tion which will tend to advance his peo
ple in civilization.
Mr. Blaine'B services as a public
BDeaker are in great demand this year,
The people of Skowhegan, Me., nave
had the nerve to ask him to deliver en
oration upon the occasion of the tenth
anniversary of the opening of the shoe
The Treasury officials state that the
department nas a balance ot $oo,ouu,uuu.
and the revenues, notwithstanding the
loss of $60,000,000 on sugar, are increas
ing at the rate of $1,000,000 a month
from the customs alone. This rate of
increase has been going on since March 1.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Representative Hermann Secures an Ex
tension of the Ma i Service In
the State of Oregon.
The bureau of American Republics is
informed that Senor Don Antonio M.
Flores, recently President of Ecuador,
haa been appointed and confirmed by
Congress as Minister Plenipotentiary of
that country to the United States, and
will alao be appointed honorary Com-
rntssioner-ln-cliiei to the World's Co
The discrimination by CoHa Rica
against vessels and trade with the United
butes arising from the reb.ite allowed
heretofore by Costa Rica of a 6 per cent.
custom duty in favor of certain foreign
vessels having been discontinued by a
repeal and the ground for complaint of
the government removed, vessels of that
country will hereafter be admitted to
United States ports without the exaction
of discriminating duties.
Representative Hermann has secured
the extension of the mail service on the
llolley-Crawfordsvilie route, to begin at
Sweet Home in Linn county, lie has
also secured an order from the Postofliee
Department inviting proposals for a mail
service twice a week Irom Bridgeport by
way ol Hereford to unity and back, in
Baker county, Or. The department also
upon the showing of Mr. Hermann has
issued proposals for bids f r a mail serv
ice Irom Alsea by Lobiter to Usher in
Benton county and back, once a week,
from Octoler 15, 1892, to June 30, 1894,
until regular letting.
A second report on the Indians of the
Southwest has been received at the In
dian bureau from Dr. Dorchester, Super
intendent of Indian Schools, lhe report
deals with Indians in Arizona, and gives
prominence to the Apaches and avaios.
The whole Indian population of the Ter
ritory is given as 35,707, and the number
of children available for schools as
4,280. This is an increase in the popu
lation since 18H0 of 3.276. Of the chil
dren about 1,200 attended echool either
in Arizona or elsewhere. In 1830 only
seventy-three children of Arizona In
dians made any pretense of attending
school. The school accommodations,
though yet small, are said to be increas
ing each vear, and for 1893 accommoda
tions will be furnished for 1,070 children
in the Territory. The Superintendent is
not lavorable to removing Indian chil
dren to Northern schools.
The officers of the Interior Depart
ment are considerably worried over the
ruling of the First Comptroller, which
ill possibly prevent the use of nearly
$2 ),000 in surveying lands. The appro
priation act provided that ol the iitos
000 appropriated $125,000 should be ex
pended within railroad limits, and the
Comptroller holds that none of the bal
ance can be expended within these lim
its. As large portions ot public lands
are within railroad grants, especially
lands which it is desirable to survey, it
is possible that a great many States will
be short on funds for surveys. It is
thought Oregon would be the sufferer
under this ruling, while portions of
Washington State would be benefited.
Acting Secretary Chandler says that
notwithstanding the ruling he intends
to expend the money where he thinks it
will do the most good, regardless of the
fact that it may be expended within the
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Snohomish Reservation to Furnish Two
Relics of Past Ages of Indian Life
to the World's Fair.
France intends to show its skill in
landscape gardening at the World's Fair.
Tho baby clothes made by Mrs. John
Adams for her son, John Quincy Adams,
will bo exhibited at the World's Fair.
It is estimated that the total cost of
World's Columbian Exposition will be
about $25,000,000, nearly $7,000,000 of
which will be paid by holders of conces
sions. The German exhibit at the World'B
Fair will contain an architectural dia-
Elay including drawings illustrating two
undred or more notable buildings of
A New York editor has started a dollar-
fare wave in connection with the Chicago
Exhibition next year, the rate to be al
lowed to all workingmen living within
1,500 miles of the Breezy City.
An Indiana stone-auarrv company is
having a life-size figure of an elephant
chiseled out of a solid block of Btone. It
will be 11 feet high and weigh thirty
tons. It will be exhibited at the World's
It is estimated by a committee of en
gineers that fifty new engines and 600
..nnnl.no nn.ll'tin 9 IWi tllM Drill Kfl Wk
quired by one of the leading Chicago
railroads during the world's fair.
Rhode Island will present its World's
Fair building to Chicago after the expo
sition closes. The structure will be very
picturesque in appearance, being a re
production in part of the famous "Old
Stone Mill " at Newport.
More than 200 panels of native woods
will enter into the interior decoration of
the Washington World's Fair building.
Some of them will be carved and others
decorated with paintings of Washington
scenery and groupings ol nowers, Iruits,
grains, fish, game, birds, etc.
William T. Baker's resignation as
President of the World's Columbian Ex
position Company has been accepted
and H. JS. Higinbotham elected to sue
ceed Mr. Baker. Foard W. Peck was
promoted from the ranks to the First
Vice-Presidency, vacated by Mr. Higin
A whaling party is being fitted out at
a Massachusetts port with a view of ob
taining a live whale for exhibition in
the fisheries department at the World's
Fair. If captured, the whale will be
confined in a tank and towed to Chicago
by way of the St. Lawrence river.
Several New Fortresses Being
Built in Alsace.
CHOLERA PANIC IN CONSTANTINOPLE
New Species of Bear bit covered In Thibet,
Asia An Uprising Expected
In Bolivia Etc.
Of Waterloo veterans France baa eight
The vintage prospects in Spain are
An International Railway Congress is
in session at St. Petersburg.
Rye is short in Russia, and bay in
England is a very poor crop.
Live fish have recently aafelv been
sent in the mails from India to the Brit
Germany's new military bill reduces
the term of service, but adds 60,000,000
marks to the budget.
lhe British war omce authorities are
dispatching to India the first installment
of the improved magazine rifle.
An uprising in Bolivia is expected at
any moment. A very uneasy feeling
exists throughout the Republic.
The Bosnian provincial government
has appointed lady doctors to attend the
female population in the principal towns.
The Viceroy at Canton reports the ex
ecution of 109 criminals within the last
year, charged with piracy on the Canton
There is a cholera panic in Constanti
nople. The Sultan and his Court and
State Ministers have fled to Elbruz
The International Peace Congress at
Berne has decided to establish an Inter
national Permanent Peace Bureau in
The large shipping firm of George
Tweedy & Co. at London haa suspend
ed. It is believed the stoppage of busi
ness is but temporary.
The next international exposition in
Europe will beheld in Paris in 19 JO, thus
appropriately celebrating the dawn of
the twentieth century.
Mineralogists now exploring Northern
Thibet claim to have discovered valuable
mines of gold and many varieties of the
richest precious stones.
The arbitration agreement between
the United States and Chile has been
ully ratified by the Chilean government
and printed in the official gazette.
Gladstone before the elections said:
" I fear the future of Europe is a very
dark one, although with God's help the
present peaceful situation may still last
for some time." .
Owing to the change of government in
Great Britain, it has not been possible
as yet to agree upon the time and place
of holding the proposed International
A new species of bear was shot by
Captain Bower during his late travels in
Thibet. The animal was chocolate col
ored, with a white collar, and is quite
unknown to naturalists.
A small observatory is about to be
erected soon on the very summit of
Monte Rosa, which has an altitude of
15,581 feet, and is, next to Mount Blanc,
the highest peak in the Alps.
At the meeting of the Oxford Univer
sity Extension Society recently it was
decided that the time had now come to
make a special effort to extend nniver-
eity teaching to workingmen.
The Duke of Fife, the Prince of Wales'
eon-in-law, has made a speech which has
attracted much attention from his rec
ommendation that large estates should
be cut up and sold as a matter of social
The Berlin 1 aaeblait in announcing the
conclusion of the commercial treaties
between Germany and Hayti and Vene
zuela rejoices in the assumption that
American influence in Spanish America
will thus receive a check.
During the year 1892. thus far, the as
cent of Mount Blanc, once considered
among the rarest of achievements, has
been successfully accomplished by five
Germans, four Americans, three French
men and two Englishmen.
The London Chronicle says : There is
a strong rumor afloat that Gladstone
will retire from office in the spring, and
also that a Harcourt party and a Rose-bery-Spencer
party exists in the ranks
of the Liberals a Lords' party versus a
An original method of inducing the
residents of Alsace-Lorraine to become
Germans has been. discovered by the
Yolk, the organ of Herr Stoecker. This
journal proposes that the State shall give
a dowry to every native of Alsace-Lorraine
who marries a German.
. The total strength of the Chinese army
is about 600,000 men of whom more
than 200,000 are permanently stationed
for the garrison of Peking. The arms of
these troops are of the most primitive
types, and consist principally of long
spears and knives secured to long poles,
bows and arrows and clubs.
Underneath the ruins of the palace of
Saint Cloud, about to be demolished, lie
hidden jewels and treasure that be
longed to the Empress Eugenie. The
State has reserved to itself the owner
ship of any precious objects that may be
ounu uurmg tne progress oi tne aemo
lition. Louis G. Brenan, the inventor of the
famous $550,000 torpedo, has been cre
ated a Companion of the Bath by Queen
Victoria. Mr. Brenan is by birth an
Irishman, but spent much of his life in
Australia. He waB offered $850,000 for
his torpedo by Russia, but preferred to
I sell it to England.
INTERVIEWED MARY ANDERSON.
Bow a KpnrUr fMaytd th. Part of BU
Hoy and Scored a Host.
Among the well known men about
town in Brooklyn ia Frank Cooper, who
at one time promised to be Bartley Camp
bell's right bower. Mr. Cooper was for
merly a Chicago newspaper reporter,
and it was while acting in that capacity
that ho had a very singular adventure.
At the time Mr. Cooper was very young
and very ambitious to thine in his pro
fession, and when Mary Anderson, who
was then the craze of the theatrical
world, reached town, be thought he saw
bis chance to ascend the first few rungs
of the ladder of fame. He would inter
view the noted actress.
This decision was reached in an instant,
but many daya passed before the project
was put into execution. Misa Anderson's
stepfather, Dr. Hamilton Griffin, was
keeping his precious charge far from the
interviewer in those days. Mr. Cooper
finally decided to apply for the honorable
position of bell boy in the hotel at which
the Anderson party stopped. His youth
ful appearance helped him and be soon
donned the appropriate uniform. Then
be lay in wait for a ring from Miss Ander
son's room. For over twelve hours he
dashed about on errands and carried
pitchers of ice water and glasses filled
with something stronger before Miss
Anderson made up her mind that she
wanted anything. Then the little flap
covering the number of her room dropped
with a click. Cooper had his eye on it,
and almost before the clerk could cry
"Front!"' be was at the desk.
"Number So and Sol" 6aid the clerk,
The messenger needed no urging, but
flew up the stairs. His magnet wanted a
scuttle of coal and down Cooper rushed.
The next minute he was knocking at Miss
Anderson's door with one hand and hold
ing the bucket with the other. Once in
side he made for the open grate, but in
his nervousness he spiUed most of the
coal on the carpet. Then he sat down in
the midst of the ruin b wrought and
looking up found tiiu actress standing
"What do you think of the future of
the stage?" burst from his lips.
Miss Anderson wa3 impressed with the
humorous side of the situation at once
and began laughing. This reassured the
disguised reporter, and in a few minutes
he was carrying on a discussion with the
actress on matters pertaining to her art.
This lasted for some time, Miss Ander
son expressing great surprise at the
knowledge displayed by a bell boy, and
Cooper got an interview that all the old
hands in town had despaired of being
able to procure. How he got out of the
room, he says, he never knew, but when
he reached the office he threw up his job
and rushed for his desk in the city de
partment of a local paper. The next day
his interview and a description of the
scene appeared. It was the talk of the
hour. It was copied far and wide, and
the author was assured that his future
would be a bright one.
fJThe next day he paid for his temerity.
His chief, the late Samuel Medill, a
brother of the present owner of the pa
per in question, was so tickled at the
"beat" he had obtained that he insisted
that Cooper should meet Dr. Griffin. So
that night he took the youthful imposter
down to the hotel, and, sending for Dr.
Griffin, formally presented him. For a
full minute Dr. Griffin looked the re
porter straight in the eye, and then,
drawing back his hand, struck him in
the face. The blow was a hard one, and
Cooper reeled and would have fallen to
the floor had not Mr. Medill caught him.
Before anything could be done Dr. Grif
fin had turned and left the room, and
Mr. Cooper never saw him again. New
Tho Weakness of Tall Men.
Tall men, as a rule, have bodies out of
proportion to their lower Umbs that is,
smaller than they ought to be with tha
natural result that they are unable to
bear fatigue, or to compete in the
struggles of life with lesser men more
harmoniously proportioned. Army ex
perience bears out these observations. In
a long and fatiguing march the tall men
usually fall out first or succumb to cam
paigning, unless, as is very rarely the
case, they have well knit and symmetri-
cal frames. A soldier between five feet
five inches and five feet eight or nine
inches is usually the man most capable
of bearing the strain of life. New York
Over C300.000 for Postage Stamps.
The most valuable of all private collec
tions belongs to M. Philippe de Ferrari,
of the Galliera family, who regularly at
tends the Paris mart to enrich his album.
This family souvenir has already cost
more than three hundred thousand dol
lars, or a million and a half of francs.
The acquisition of stamps seems to be
the only object for which M. Ferrari
considered his mother's milUons good
enough to be spent, for he has been
known to pay from $300 to $500 for a
collection from which he wanted only a
single stamp. Paris Letter.
A Sentence Containing the Alphabet.
Noticing in one of your recent issues a
short paragraph relative to the shortest
sentence in the English language con
taining all the letters of the alphabet, I
would like to submit the following:
J. F. Grave, pack with my box six dozen quills.
The above sentence contains thirty
four letters and ten words only. Cor,
New York Evening Sun.