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HOOD mVICIL ORICGON, SATURDAY. NOV EMI' Lit LV, 1803.
5 1 cod Iviver Glacier.
'' I'l I'iMMl KVKIIV NATI'IIIMV MIUININCI IIT
' The Glacier I'tiblMIng Company.
M list lt'TIO I'liK K.
liiant L vans, Piopr,
s ""i'i si , I,,.,,, ,),,!,. . . n.,,,,1 ni,r o,
s," '""I ll.iii riilliiiK neatly iluno
Xii n-f.n linn dual i n t t'til ,
I'ou'y weather linn i n t i fei . 1 with
lill-iu rllllll ill till' South. Hot WCUtlllT
H .1 1 1 1 1- I .
'I lie Untie (Molit.) Council refused to
Coliliilll lilt- Hppollltlllfllt of II Ill'glO llll
(In' i i t! ii i (nice.
The ii'!iiiniiH between lln A i izonn I i.i--tti-
mi I tin- Ti n iti i.il .luliciiiry are
I In- i,i Itt a v employes o( tint S tilth arc
fimlii it .lull, nit tn J . t ii 1 1 tliu t r.u 1 1 1 i
tii;it init-l tin- height trains.
I In- Viilui.i Hiii'vi'von wlti) loilied
inl-i tin- r.nii (ur tin' x j l i." i. jii on tlio
i' l lei Nui Mat'-o ih'thtic it doubtless
in ii,'in;ilci III tlu expo-turn of tin' glls
p-i I I Irtini tli' to il to tin' lliliiit-iit it
lighted 1 n 1 1 1 1 .
'Hit- mi-it in the New Vancouver ( I!.
C. i oHi. i v him-Hgn-cd lo a proposition
ii tin- Ai.iiiiiui incut lii tin' t ill 1 1 that fur
till- lift tiX llllllltllH till! ll'llllctlOII in
Hil;:- M i-lmiiM l l' 10 Ill-trail "f '20 percent
mi 1 1 ii 1 1 1, i inn of t in- in. mi abiding strict I y
In t In-tt i iiih uf I li (hi iiii-r iigiccinent of
tin- company with tlit- union.
A z nig oi fin tv or liflv buncosleciers,
linn 1 1 . 1 1 . n i -1 m iii.tl Miir thin ini-ii have
lull -I-- I r.li olllil sctcr.ll d.HS Hill I' llll
iii Mi 'I a 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 t-r ol lobls-i les upon un
hii'jn'i iwg 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 ry 1 1 n'li , whom they in-
liil I' I to M-it ililM ll totl II ll'HIl tit. M. mi
ni till nii'ii uiiiii- nti'i Hit' Nortlit-rn P.i-
II li liuln Chicago, where they operated
tl.iiiii (In- World's l-'.iir. They iitt' now
on Hi- n tiny to tin- Mi'lw inttT I'm r at
.-.in I i .iin'iM' o.
I.ittie it anything in being done to
w.ml getting 1 1 it strainer N't-iv Yoikoif
tin- mi kfi nt I ni 1 1 1 I !( in i t:i. I n 1 1 i n in t it hi
it not uiiiii out. readily, and along tin
w.iu i I. tint tlit if in f lew i ho know ex
ncl w h it step, tin' I'aiilir Mail tilln ials
hiiiom- iiotv to talvt'. At Hit' vessel has
n it t- I solidly, llit-ii' iit no likt-lilioo 1 ol
lit-i c cr I't ing pulled oil'. Slit w ill liavo
to In- hum' 'I iui. I limited. Pumps will ho
kept, hi Imanl, ami will Im ready for
wo: k at any tinif.
Tin- 'orvalhs Times says: There is a
p.i-Mi'iiit ', it in it a in lit I ii 1 1 1 y that tin
.'.IS, Hi l) nf Agi ii ultiirnl Col.cge funds, on
ili m i in Hit- .loii hank at ilu- tinif of
tin u-pcusion Whl hi- wholly loll. It
Ml I hi- ii-iniiiiht'it-il 1 1 1 II t sholtly alter
tin lank pasM-d into tin- hands of n If
l l 1 1 IT HI Older to M'Cllll! lilt' College
i la in an ill I ik'I 1 1 1 ii-ii L w at placed on the
iion-ily tiy Tii-afiiii-r Slnplt-y. It now
tli ti-loi-i I li-iL tin' attarlnnt-iit wan irreif
u'aily i-Mi'tl. anil it so, Iho college will
lit- without, any rl.nni wlialt-vt-r to the
Hinds on deposit when the hank sus
pended. Tlit new cruiser Olyinpia, on Iiit II rut
tup. established lu-r position at tiit-i'ti
ol i In? Uiiiii-il States navy. Tliu m! i i
mailt' n maximum speed of "I.-ii
knots, anil avcinged slightly unilt-r 2t
kimtit on a inn of (iS knotit, with u heavy
n-a ami u Htionn ht-al wiml. As tho
( )lyinHii wiih only rx n'i-tt'il to niako 1!J
knotH, ht-r hiiilili-iM urn vii'V haiiv over
lhi-liinl, iiikI think that when tho of
lii uil i;ovt-i litiii'lit trial is inaili' ulin inn
hi- loivivl it 1 1 to 22 knot. Thin won lit
pi vi- iho Union iron works a hnnns of
!,'ll 1,000 for i-xiTftling tho fjii'i'il li!--1
u 1 1 1 1 1 1 ( 1 1 1 1 .
Tht C'lmni'iit. pramtnar ehool nt Pan
Ir.ii.M-o, roiilaiiiinK 4W yonnn chil
li, was ilistovi-iuil on tiro l urmjj the
. . . . I ri'l I'l
tl't-n niaii-iii'il out in an orilerly nianncr
wlit'ti the ahtini Masivei), uml tlit'iewan
no p.iiiii-. Tliu Iiit' was in tliu parrot.,
uml w ilt i-xliiipni-'lii'il hi-foni iiincli tlaiu
n't; w us tlotut. Miles ltaifil, a fonrleen-ynir-ohl
iupil of the scliool, was nrront-i-il
on t lie chaiire ol arcon. 1 Ie confessuil
that, he IiikI flarleil Ihe lice in thuparret
to see how the niiils wtinltl pet out of
Pi-linol in caso of a real lire. Younp
IViinl has always had a mania for net
ting bitililuips on lire.
At San Francisco in Hi" enso of the
Uniti'tlSUteN vs. Frank L. Wilson Juilpe
Morrow of the D'slricl Court has prantetl
the uml ion of tlio tli'l't-uilant to quasli
the indictment charpinp him with weinl-in-j;
tjliM't-ne tnalter tliiotiph the mail.
Kxp-cHoufl cotnplainetl of were written
liv Wilson at Lakevillo to a friei d in San
Fiiiurisco. .Iittlpe Morrow stirpiisetl tho
United States Attorney and tho postal
inspectors by his interpretation of the
Hi itt ii 1 1 povt'ininp sueh cases. Undecid
ed that a personal letter, securely sealed,
containinp obscenity is not indictable
ivt-n if it passes tbroupb tho mails.
Ue interprets tin) law to refer
only to manifold, styloprapli, printed
copies or similar publications. Numer
ous courts have held that written letters
containiin.' obscenity are included in tho
inraniiiir of the statute, and such cases
have been punished by lino nnd impris
onment. Uisirict Attorney Garter an
nounces that ho will appoal this caae to
a higher court.
it.. i iiiiiiim i it iiiiii'i- oiiv. inn cnii-
In .lapiiu .'M.'liiiS cotton i-jiimlleM tini
tt ii liup.
I.tiMt year I ,.'175 vcm-ls wero built in
A li-vival of Ml isi-nipiil river eoin
llli'li'i' is ex peeled.
Viiidniii piolmrn nriniiully 2,i'i(W,()()
bili-lii Is of peanut
I'.leclric niilronls. now bo coiiiuion, urn
not yet ten yt aiH old.
Ciiriiepie hat a new cli-t-I (a-lintf that
weipliM sixl y-foitr tons.
Il C'l-t lint povcrnuieiil, J'J. t'-' Ji22 to
feeil the regular in inv l.-iht year.
'I he opt-rat inp i-NieiiM'M of ihe rail-roii-lH
last M-ar wen- !7S,,,,l,,l71',i;ili.
Cape Colonv, Souih Afiie.i, hat J'.l'l,
000,01 0 invi f Ii-ii in Stale r.ulio ids.
'Ihe oii-ler bedt of ( 'hei-a peake Hay
pive employiniiit lo ,T,0 10 peisons.
( Inn beekeeper of 1,'eno, Nev., Hhippn l
iiii.oiHi poiniiit nl honey to St. 1,oiih.
I'.inhly iiiillinn doen p icket 1 1 i i1 ;')--i
hieft weie sold in lliiMt iiunti y last year.
The lirt consinineiit. of corn ever
sent lo lilliip,' 1 1 oil I M"ieo it iiImiiiI to
M:iiiiielte, Mieh., uitli a popu'ation
of 12 (Hill people, pay.t only ? 1 per 1,000
feet fur pas.
The total iniinlit-r of t inp'oves in tlm
M-rviii'ol railwavi in this country last
year w us KL'1 ,1 1 5.
Near St. Imit )0 a. -its Imve been
pi ven up to rai-in' willow h for a w illow
Two cnllon mills in Sb inph ii nre ex-clif-ivelv
in Chini'M! bauds and foilndnd
on Chinese capital.
Tvn-third of all the cotton duel; pto
iliieed in I In- wo t iiiaT,. within twen
ty inili-N of italt 1 1 1 1 1 1 .
Tlie Voiln coMon see 1-oil indut'rv
bits henieil n eai Iv ie mil of 1 ,0i 0,000
barrels, ri prt'M-iit n,; 1 ,50:1 tons of seed.
There are 110 women lawyer in the
United State-", and ciu'lit have e, lined
the riht to pia -tii-n lit fore the Supieuie
Thi-v do riv tint Iiwer California,
where land it very cheap, is at well
iulai'le'1 lor lemon culture at the !(T,0lK)
an acre proves of Sicily.
Hv Ihe sale of their lands to Ihe United
Slates po erninent mine of the Indian
tribes nre worth fr $5,000 to $10,0011
per capita, man, woman and child.
A Cliicipo building soi-iet t- hat ili
ereilM'd ils cnpital from ! 5,000,000 to
S 50,0. Ii 1.000, ilet lart t the Nali nntl l. i.in
lleni'tl. I'lt-eiit nelM aie U.500,010.
It it i-ttiinatt-d that I h" richest of civ
ilieil people it the Knplih, with ifl.'.'lM
per capit.i. In I rauee th - a.'ei:ii;e is
sai l to be H,10'; in the Unitt-tl States
A lloittislii iip new H.iltimore export
indtlt-tiy hat been htarle I by ex Senator
lleinyti. I.ivis that of shippinp West
Virvinin coke to the i-iiver mininp repions
Al'oul 0 HI to 1,000 liolts are used in ft
einple freight car, and about 1.000 nre
n-ipiiicil lor aliit clii's p.ieiipert -nr. in
adiliiion to tln-SOO ii-iUiit-il in two potd
six- w heel truck..
Upon a recent piitcha"-o of I'l. 000 tons
of raw ni'.rar, not moie than two weeks'
Mipply, the American Sup.u- Ifeiluin
Ctinipmiv will net, it it estimated, a
profit of '$'2 Hi 0IH).
The t cm 1 1 ceiiiH shows Unit 2!, 010,00)
inhabitants of the United Siate uic
Mlipoiled by apiieultio'. 1 1,52 '.0 10 by
inaniidicluics and 15,(i'2 ,0. 0 bv coin-
One hundred years a.'o the United
Slates iinli i'ls ii-uri-.Mtetl !S 1,000 (Hl;
to dav, $Kiii,:10l , 121. One bundled veart
ll'.'ii the exportt were valued at $ 2;), 100, -0(0;
to tlay, tS I7.50H .02 1.
There are p.iienl-t for making pnper
from smvilii'-t, and shaviii.-s, from this
tles and thistledown, from toll icco stalks
n m I limit ii k. It is said that thertt are
over 2, Oil) patents in this country cover
inp the manufacture til paper.
Over :i, 0i)0, 0(H) women are earninp in
tlepeiiilent incoines in this country.
There are some 2,5:,0 prae: icinj medi
cine, 0,000 uuinapinp p istoll'n-es, 275
preaehinp the p-ispel, antl in New York
city alone 27,000 of them are supporting
The Fanperor of China is studvinp
French and Gut man, antl will take a
course in law.
.Jeweler!., llirtetistino of Pottstown,
Pa., has a 01 year-old watch that has
never missed a day.
J. 0. Henries of Charleston, S. 0., is
tho only ex-Con federate in that State
who wears the iron cross of l'm-sia, for
valorous service in tlio Franoo-lVussian
Ur. Samuel F. Smith, the author of
"America," passed his 85th birthday
last week at bis home in New ton Center.
Mass., near Huston, lie is active and
alert, nut! feels tho burden of his ad
vanced iijji' littlo.
Mine. Adeli'ia I'atti recently told a re
porter for an Enplith tmper that people
have a perfect mania for asking her to
adopt .their children. She is constantly
receiving oilers of babies hundreds she
should say, in tho course of the year.
Her last one was a pair of twins.
In view of the annual increase of vis
itors to Egypt an important addition lias
been made this season to the number of
first-class hotels in Cairo. The Ghesireh
Palace Hotel is intended to surpass in
size and splendor its well-known i ivals
Sheplieartl'H antl the Continental.
British vessels landed a party near
Kio de Janeiro in order to obtain a sup
ply of sand for holystoning, the decks.
The men approached an old Prazilian
(government powder magazine, which was
guarded by si detachment of President j
Peixoto's soldiers. The latter, seeing a quenieiB gnmy oi a misuemeanor.
number of seamen digging, believed ! Tho Supreme Court of the United
thev belonged to the rebel war ships, j States has directed the courts of Utah
nnd, acting under orders, blew up the to proceed in conformity with the act of
powder magazine ami killed and wound- j the last Congress in disposing of the es
d iSYaral of th British tailors. ' cheated Mormon Churc'i property.
American Protective Associa
TUB rUAM.I'OX IN INDIANA.
Tlie Sender of n CliRllcnjfe to Hiiflit
a Jiii'-l Scnffiicid lo the I'eii
ilenliiiry in Alahamu.
The New York telephouo pirh have
Ottieago propott-H to settle rigjit down
to business now.
A sixth bridge is to be built ncro-iH the
( lino river nt Cincinnati.
The Statu tax lew for Illinois him been
made. It calls for $2,500,000.
The Salvation Army has opened n ten
lays' cninpiiipn ut Galveston.
Uengue fever in a mi'd form has made
ils appearance nt Sherman, Tex.
Tim Vikinp ship has started on its
trip from Chicago lo New Orleans.
iold ipi.irt,, assaying f-lr) a ton, hat
been f-triiek in Northern Minnesota.
(Quebec is being, ravished by virulent
typhoid fever caused by bad diainape.
The Indiana Supreme Court has
knocked out the sahsjii Hen-en ordinance.
Tbt! driveways of Central I'ark, New
York, are to Im liphted by incandesceiit
The smallpox epideiniccontinties with
out abatement in the infected regions in
The present fad in New York is said to
ls tin; answering of dinner invitations
in i livinc,
Ai ranpeinent nre Is-inp made to win
ter an immense number of Texas cattle
in M itsissippi.
World's Fair stockholders probably
w ill receive a dividend of 15 per cent on
The American Protective Association
is reported to be growing, rapidly in
A secret order know n as tho Pension
cih' Protective Association is being, or
panied in Illinois to.vns.
I Claims under the Missouri diseased
stock law threaten tj U-1 ion of the sur
plus in the State Treasury.
A large number of silver dollars not
made bv tht! government have been put
in circulation in West Yirpinia.
A company bat been formed nt West
Plains, Mo., with ample capital to de
velop the onyx of Ikmglas county.
Gail Hamilton is still working, for the
liberation of Mis. Mayhrick, imprisoned
in England for poisoning her husband.
An Alabama jury has convicted the
sender of a challenge to tight a duel. Ho
w ill have two years in the penitentiary.
A pauper census of the State of Min
nestna shows in June last there were
5,;IS1 paupers, ngainst 4,h0i) the previous
Captain Anderson is desirous of pro
seniing the Vikinp ship to this govern
ment, it to be kept permanently at the
Imisiana sugar it hein marketed
lapidly, niid the result is considerable
lelief nlrca ly in the financial situation
i.i that section.
Revenue ollicers havo decided that
North Carolina distillers must pay tax
on three pullons of whisky for every
bushel of corn used.
Dm inp the fishing year just closed at
Gloucester, Mass., liity-scven lishennen
have been lost, anil ten vessels, valued
at !, 00,000, have been wrecked.
Governor Ix-wclling of Kansas 1ms ap
pointed Mrs. Eva Blackmail a member
of the Topeka Police Commission, vice a
Populist member whom ho removed.
The number of paid admissions to the
Columbian Fair during the 17'.) days that
it was open to the puiilic was 21,477,218,
being an average of 119,1)8 11- per day.
Senator Sherman's real estate holdings
at Washington are rated on this year's
tax list at $400,000. He is about the
heaviest individual taxpayer at the cnp
ital. It is understood that the United States
Supreme Court will be asked to order
the 'naturalization of a Chinaman, with
a view of testing the anti-Chinese legis
lation. Brooklyn officials intend cstalilishing
a squad of police to protect pedestrians
from the danger of the trollev cars. A
similar squad does duty on Broadway,
Cornelius Vanderbilt paid $150,000 for
the oltl Seventh Regiment clubhouse in
order to piill it down and make a flower
Harden on its silo for his new Fifth-avenue
The. President has appointed Colonel
George B. Ruggles to be Adjutant Gen
eral of the army with the rank of Brigadier-General,
to succeed General Will
About 25 000 photographs were de
stroyed at tho Postolliee Department in
Washington on the 23th ultimo. They
represented the accumulation in the
dead-letter ofhee since 1874,
A suit has been instituted atMadison,
Wis., which involves Governor Peck,
Attorney-General O'Connor and other
State oliicers in an attempt to get at tho
State funds in the Treasury.
The 'Minnesota Legislature has passed
an ordinance declaring poolrooms public.
nuisances ami making owners of builtl-
igt rented for poolrooms and their fre-
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Ratillc-it'ons hi the extradition treaty
between the United Stales nnd Sweden
and Norway listv Is-en exchanged. It
w ill po into i-lii-ct in thirty dnys.
The Senate Committers will have lit
tle to do during the recess. Tliu Com
mitlee on Agiuiilturi) w ill complete its
iiiMslipatioii of the ciusen relating to
the di-pit-M-ion in npi iciilturiil products
and submit its repoit as early nt po-si-hie
lifter the bepinning of tin; regular
session, The Commit lee on Paeille Rail
wnvs is iiivesligaiing the Union Paeilic
railroad receivt rsbip.
There art! rumors that Yoorliecs m ill
introduce a free-coinage silver bill at the
opening of the regular session. Vor
becs declined to talk aUmt the matter,
but it it pointed out he hat always been
a silver man. and thai In; declared dur
ing the debate on the lepeal hill that he
wat no less a friend of silver than al
ways. At any rate it is thoroughly tin
derslood the silver question was not
shelved by the pas-age ol the repeal billi
On Ihe colli rai y, the silver men say the
light hut onlv begun. When Congress
assembles they propose to keep il well
lo tlie trout in connection with every
great issue betwee.i the puties from tht!
t;ii iff to the repeal of the Federal elec
tion laws, Every stage of the lariir dis
cussion will be punctuated by pertinent
queries by the silver men tending to
prove that it was ileinonetization of sil
ver and not the McKuiley tariff" which
mused the liuauciiil dc pit-ssion. Indeed,
it. is intended that the silver men shall
act at a bodv of obstructionists, as did
the Parnellites in Parliament, till silver
shall receive a hearing.
Although Congress amended the Geary
act so at to allow Chinci-e six months
more in which to register, it adjourned
without making an apptopnation to
carrv out the piovisions of the act. ' The
Chairman of the Committee on Appro
priations had cognizance of the necesitv
of the Treasury Department's need of
money to carry out the law, and it is
pron.ible that, if the urgency deficiency
bill had passed, a clause appropriating
enough money at least to begin opera
tions would have been inserted in the
fill. As it is, registrations under the act
w ill not. begin until the appropriation is
ma le. Meanwhile the Treasury Depart
ment w ill make all its preparations, and
ho soon as the money is available it will
he prepared to assign its officers so that
they can begin the work nt once. The
bureau hat assurances that an effort will
be made to get the hill through in the
carlv days of the session, fo that the
woik of registration will not be long de
ferred. It, it said that nil Chinese now
in the countrv. approximating 100,000.
can be registered in sixty days, if they
promptly take advantage of the opjor
tutiity. The annual report of L. Lowrie Bell,
the Second Assistant Postmaster-General,
shows that the total expenditure
for mad transportation was $41,5il7.1);)7,
and of this amount $5,758,818 was on
account of star routes ami $25,72(1,005
on account of railway routes. Tho re
port shows that there are now in ojiera
tion: Star routes IS. 85(1, mileage 25!!,
K50; i nilroad routes 2.5211. mileage llifi,
'.52'. messenger routes 7,2i)5, mileage
2i,(i.'IJ. 'I he increase in the number ol
routes during the ear wat 1)8!) and in
the length of routes 0,211 miles. The
increase in the annual rate of expendi
ture was $2.'2i,2o5. During the last
fiscal year the ra Iway postoflicc cars
were subjected to 40j train accidents,
most all of which resulted in loss of life
or serious injury. Ten clerks were killed,
seriously injured and 115 slightly in
jured. Commenting upon the facts, Mr.
Bell says; "The department is permit
ted to care for the injured, hut no au
thorized relief under the existing stat
utes can be extended to the people left
behind by the gallant fellows who go
down to death w hilst performing their
duties. The tlay death enters the car
the pay of the cierk ceases, nnd at the
very time help is most needed the heart
broken family becomes too often an ob
ject of charity. Various methods have
been suggested whereby relief could be
extended without material obligation
from the government, anil I trust the
present Congress can be prevailed upon
to adopt some one of the proposed plans.
If such a measure of relief were put into
effect, it would promote the service, and
the direct benelit that would be induced
by it would be great."
Secretary Gresham has received a dis
patch from United States Minister Baker,
who was on hoard tho steamer Costa
Rica at Amapala when fired on by the
Honduras authorities because the cap
tatn of the vessel refused to surrender a
refugee from Honduras on hoard as a
passenger. The dispatch fully confirms
the press reports of the firing on the
United Stntes flag. While the sliip was
in the port cf Amapala the authorities
demanded the surrender of Polecnro Bo
i)i 11a, who was recently concerned in the
revolutionary movement against the
Honduras government. The captain de
clined. Alter the tdiip hntl received her
clearance papers ami while she was leav
ing port six or seven shots were fired to
bring her to. Minister Baker was on
board nt the time. Whether the shots
were tired directly at her or in front is
not stated. The' matter was discussed
at a Cabinet meeting. Captain Dow,
who was in command of the Costa Rica,
is the same captain who harbored Bar
runtlia, who was killed on his ship sev
eral years ngo by the Guatemalan au
thorities. It has been established that
a political refugee who is a passenger, as
Bonilla was, cannot be tnken from the
ship on which be is. The chance pres
ence of the United States Minister-on
the vessel in this case is not considered
to make any difference in the diplomatic
aspects of the case. Nothing could be
learned of what reply was sent Minister
Rnker or what steps are proposed to be
taken in the matter. The United States
steamship Alliance sailed the other day
from San Jose to Acnjutla in Salvador.
Whether this movement was occasioned
by the incident waa not stated at the department
MiituhcIcB in Africa Butchered
by English Soldiers.
FINANCIAL STATE OF SALVADOR.
British Sailora Blown Up by tho Ex
plosion of n I'owrkr Maga
zine in Brazil.
Th police have cloied the principal
Hjiorting club in Paris.
The new Austrian Cabinet will Jjo
Parisian women ride bicycles followed
by grooms, also on wheels.
Travelers in Italy are seriously an
noyed by the scarcity of small coins.
Of 147 memliers of tho Sw isi National
Council the Socialists elected but one.
Theodore Tilton has published a lwok
in Paris dedicated to the American col
ony. Emperor William doubts the safetv of
allowing Italy to reduce her standing
A new find of tnnmmies is reported
from Alexandria. They are in the orig
Madrid toughs assaulted the Civil
Governor as he was taking a walk, and
gave him a eevere beating.
The London Hospital ssys tea-tippling
is producing in Britain results not less
serious than alcoholic drinks.
The suit against Fxplorer Stanley for
commissions on American lectures was
settled out of court at London.
For obtaining photographs and draw
ings of German forts two Frenchmen
will be tried at Leipsic for high treason.
Kaiser William has sent his portrait
to Chancellor von Capri vi, with a letter
expressing unabated confidence in him.
There is a widespread feeling in Fmg
Iand that the so-called battles in Africa
with the Matabeles were eavage butch
eries. The Pope is said to have changed no
ticeably in appearance lately. He is
much bowed -down, and seems more
King Humbert of Italy, who was
thrown from his horse a few davs ago, is
one of the best riders among 1-uropean
The New Decimal Coinage Association
has organized with considerable evidence
of strength for the purpose of decimaliz
ing English coinage.
At the instance of the Prince Regent
of Bavaria the royal opera house at Mu
nich has otrered a prize of 8,000 marks
for a new German ojera.
Russia is to be put on a war footing.
The Czar orders the formation of fifteen
rew brigades, thus increasing the strength
of the army by 150,000 men.
Fran Zillman, who was beheaded in
Berlin recently for the mnrder of her
husband, was the first woman to be exe
cuted in that city since 1840.
The oltl established charity in London,
the Scottish Corporation, is financially
in a depressed condition, and ajmeals
are being made on its behalf.
Cholera has again broken out in the
Charleroi district of Belgium, where 300
cases have occurred within a month,
with a fatality of 33 per cent.
The Brazilian Legation at London does
not believe the story that the insurgent
vessel Republica sank a government
transport, causing the loss of over 1,000
It is stated that tlie Russian govern
ment has conceded the French company
the right to establish telephonic commu
nication between all the large Russian
Charges of brutality to private soldiers
have caused thecashieringof Lieutenant
Schrag-Miller of the Eighty-ninth Regi
ment of Infantry, stationed at Dussel
The stockholders interested in the
railroad from Acre to Damascus are mak
ing prophecies about the time when it
will be possible to go from London to
India in eight days.
Municipal restaurants have been es
talilished in many German cities as a
means for minimizing begging and to re
lieve the worthy poor of the necessity of
accepting food given in charity.
The Paris Omnibus Company intends
shortly to bring into use a number of
compressed-air locomotives for the tram
way services. This motive power has
not yet been used in Paris for the pur
pose' of etreet. locomotion.
It is said that Parisians have liecome
so tired of the Eiffel tower that thev re
gard it as a nightmare, and it is proposed
to remove all tlie upper part down to the
first platform, on which a "Palace de
Plalsir" might be erected.
The financial condition of Salvador is
becoming alarming. The troops have
not been paid for six weeks, civil em
ploves have not received any monev for
three months, and school teachers have
been unpaid for six months.
Mile. Filesie Mendelsohn, who holds a
medical diploma from a Paris university.
and who established herself at Cairo,
was recently called upon to attend the
mother ot the Khedive. She has Bince
been appointed doctor at the palace.
G. J. Symons, F. R. S., savs that since
he began observations in London in 1858
he has only once previously registered
the rainfall "of four consecutive months
at- less than an inch each, and then it '
was in winter and at the end of two ex-
ceptionally wet yean. I
THE FEAR OF SNAKES.
XTity Man Chlldrnn anil Koin. Crown Prr
tin. Dl.llko l li'-ra.
There aro many authenticated In
stances of children becoming attached to
snakes nnd making pets tf thorn. The
Kolulion cf a question of this kind Is
ornetimes to be found in the child mind.
My experience is that when young chil
dren see this creature its ttrange ap
pearance and manner of progression, no
unliko those of other animals known to
them, affect them with amazement and
S sense of mystery and that they fe:;r it
inst us they would fear any other strange
thing. Monkeys nre doubtless nfTectcd
in much the same way, although in a
state of nature, whore they inhabit for
Ofits abounding with the larger constrict
ors nnd venomous tree snakes, it u high
ly probable that thoy also possess a tra
ditional fear of tho serpent form. It
would he strange if they did not.
Tho experiment of presenting a caged
monkey with asr-rpentcarefully wrapj.ed
up in a newspaper and watching his be
havior when he gravely opens the par
cel, expecting to fine nothing more
wonderful than the familiar sponge
cake or succulent banana well, such
an experiment has been recorded in
half a hundred important scientific
works, and out of respect to one's mas
ters one ought to endeavor not to smile
when reading it. A third view might
be taken which would account for our
feeling toward the serpent without ei
ther instinct or tradition. Extreme fear
of all ophidians might simply result from
a vague knowledge of the fact that some
kinds are venomous: that, in some rare
cases, death follows swiftly on their
bite, and that, not being sufficiently in
telligent to distinguish the noxious from
the innocuous at all events while nn
der tho domination of a sudden, violent
emotion we destroy them all alike,
thus adopting Herod's rough and ready
method of ridding his city of one incon
venient babe by a general slaughter of
It might be objected that in Europe,
where animosity to the srrfnt is great
est.death from snake l.c is hardly to be
feared; tLut Fontana's 0.000 experiments
with the viper, showing how small is the
amount of venom possessed by this spe
cies, how rarely it has the power to de
stroy human life, have been before the
world for a century. And although it
must be admitted that Fontana's work
is not in the hand of every peasant, the
fact remains that death from snake bite
is a rare thing in Europe, probably not
more than one losing his life from this
cause for every 250 who perish by hydro
phobia, of all forms of death the most
terrible. Yet while the sight of a snake
excites in a majority of persons the most
violent emotions, dogs nre universal fa
vorites, and we have them always with
ns and make pet3 of them in spite of the
knowledge that they may at any time
becomo rabid and inflict that unspeaka
bly dreadful suffering nnd destruction
This leads to the following question:
Is it not at least probable that our ex
cessive fear of the serpeut, so unworthy
of us as rational beings, and the cause of
eo much unnecessary cruelty, is partlp
at all ovents, a result of our superstitious
fear of sudden death? For there exists,
we know, an exceedingly widespread de
lusion that the bite of a venomous ser
pent must kill and kill quickly. Com
pared with such ophidian monarchs ns
the bushmaster. fer de lance, hamadry
ad and tic polonga. the viper of Europe
tho poor viper of many experiments
and much (not too readable) literature
may be regarded as almost harmless at
all events not more harmful than the
hornet. Nevertheless, in this cold, north
ern world, even as in the other worlds
where nature elaborates more potent
juices, the deluaion prevails and may be
taken into account here, although its
origin cannot now be discussed. For my
own part I am inclined to believe that
we regard serpents with a destructive
hatrod purely and simply because we are
so taught from childhood. Macmillan's
Hawthorne as a Visitor.
On one occasion after my return from
an African and European cruise I was
ordered to tho Portsmouth station, where
we were hardly settled at housekeeping
when Hawthorne came to see us.
The hall was encumbered with boxes,
the sight of which made him feel his
visit to be inopportune, and he said
"I havo just come for an hour or two
to see you and must return this even
ing." Mrs. Bridge, seeing that he was only
afraid of incommoding us, at once an
swered: "Must you desert ns when I need your
aid in unpacking these boxes?"
"Will you really let me help you?" he
Her joking answer, assuring him of
her pleasure in gaining a helper so strong,
both in muscle and intelligence, put him
entirely at case, and for a week he made
himself useful on all possible occasions.
Commodore Bridgo's "Recollections."
Education of Japanese Children.
The moral education of Japanese chil
dren is conducted partly at home and part
ly in school nnd is based largely upou the
teachings of the history of the country.
Intrepid valor, zeal, sobriety, directness of
speech, extreme courtesy, implicit obedi
ence to parents and superiors and deferen
tial reverence and regard for old nge these
are among the chief characteristics looked
for in boys, while iudustry, Keutlenesi,
faithfulness and cheerful demeanor arc re
quired of uirls. Popular Science Monthly.