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•"-.. ... • , . Jotin Gray s COKNEE. On now fiill goods. AVliUc junny nicr- chntits are stuck on uusoasoiwbli'! ?oo<1.5 and arc using every means possible to put them onto their customers, John Gray comos to the close of the reason in grain)' shape mid is able to take advantage of the very lo-w Ensteru innrl*- «ts for cnjjli and jrlvos his customers clean now fresh goods away below oM carried over stock. p. S._Cnnio and SM t.ho differeuce. DAILY JOURNAL Pabllihed every day In the week (except Monday) by the Loiranaport Journal Company. !W. 8. WRIGHT - .President Ju HARDY - v Vic* President C. W. GRAVES Secretary •. B. BOYER '. Treasurer Price per Annum, Price per Month.. H80 40 ' Official Paper of City and County. (Entered as second-clao mall-matter at tfce Logansport Post Office, February 8. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For I'renlileiit. WILLIAM McKIXLKY J K. of Olllo. For Vlcc-1'reitlilrnt. GAKRKTT A. 1IU1IAKT of>>w Jursoy. For Ciov«riior, JAMES A. MOUNT of 3Ioiit/;oliiery county for Lleutontint Governor, W. 8. HAOCAKJJ of Tl|i|i««nnoe Comity. Tor Socrntury of Stiitc, WILLIAM V- O WEN of CHS* County- For Auditor of Stuto, AMEMICVSC..1JAILEY »t lioone iiomity. For Treasurer of Stiite, VBEUJ. SCHOLX of Vmiilorberjf county. For Attorney Generiil, WXLUAM A.KETCHAMof Marlon county For Reporter of Supreme Court, CMAKLK.SF.KKMYoflliirtholoinew Jfcr Superintendent of Public Instruction, D. M. GKEXISO of Hurrlrton county For Stutc stiitlHtlcun, S, J. THOMTSO of Shelby county. For Judge* of the Appellute Court, Firm IHi-trict, WOODFOKD BOBIXSOX of GlbHon county - Socoml UlHtrlct, W E. HF.NLKV of Jliwh county. Third DiHtrlct, D. W. COMSTOCK of Wuyne county Fourth Dlntrlct, JAMES n. HlACK.ofMurion county. Fifth District, U. Z. WILEY of Million county. Electors nt Large, IH G. THAVEB, CH AS. F. JOSES. FOR CONGRESS. GEORGE W. STEELE, For Joint Representative, WILLIAM T. WILSON of Cans county. »orRei>rc»entiitIve-CHAKt.ES U. LONW- FwFronecntor-CHARLES K. HALE. WOT Clerh-JOSEI'M G. GRACE. far Tre«surer-IlEN.IAMI> F.KEESLIN G Wot Sherin-I. A. ADAMS. WOT Survey or-A. 11. DODD War Coroner-DK. J. A. DOWNEY. Wot AMeMor-JOSEI'lI llABIt. WOT Commissioner, First Dls»,rlct~JOHN fiKRRARD. ' WOT Commissioner, Third Dlntrlct— ABRAHAM SHII>ELEK. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican party Is unreservedly for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments In 1879; Unce then every dollar has been as good t •a gold. "We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the free coinage of silver except by International agreement with the leading commercial nations bf the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until then such gold standard must be pre•erred. "All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures designed to maintain inviolably the obligations of the United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the stnmtard of. the .moirt enlightened nations, of tbe earth." —Republican platform. "We demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold find sliver at the present legnl ratio of 1G to 1, without wialtlng for the (ltd or consent of any <rther nation. We demand that the standard silver dollar shnll be a full legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, public t\P'J private, and we favor such legislation as will prevent the tlemone'tly-ntion of any.kind of legal tender money, by private contract.—Detrov 'jratic platform. We demand free and unlimited coln- ace of silver nua gold at tlie present legal ratio of'10 to 1.—Populist platform, i89g. '" . . . . .,._-. ••; .'TOe hold to the. use.of botii.gold and •liver W the .standard -money, of the country, and to-Uie coinage-of both gold and silver, without discriminating against either metal or charge for mintage, 'but the dollar unit' of coinage of both metals mu«t be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable yalue or be adjueted through laternational agreement or by nuch safeguards erf legislation as shall Insure tbe maintenance of the .parity of hhe two metal* and the- equa^ power of evet f dollar at all times m the mark- ets and In payment of debt, and we de- inntid that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable' In, sucli coin, WE MUSI INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND HOST DEFENSELESS 'VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURKENCY.- Dumocnitic platform. 1S02. DIVOIWE.8 ALARMED. PURCHASING POWER. Tim- iiwdui(jhi£ power ot n dollar today Is T-'i p*r coin-r. grtfiiter, Mum in 1873. Tin- silver ilollnr wiill buy that much more than it did twenty-live years ai;o. Gold li.-is not npprec-Ja^e;!, It rornatns n: the figures of a i]iinrti;r of a ventnry back. Ktit'ter brings fhi; saiiii.' price it brought in 1S73. ;; Egg* liavo not fallen in price. Pork K< a-t tin? old figures. The supply of butter, eggs aud 'meat has .never in-eu gn-.ttcr tluni the want. Wlicm IRIS iiiR'ivjised In production thousands of times. Oust, of produuriom has lowered. .. Krclght ra-tcs arc low. Silver is i'ouv rinnis a<s It br.inios liulf what it did In 1873. Prices were fn.udl'ul in 1S7,'5. A farmer received greenbacks Cor his wheat. CifL'enbacks were worth 0"> cents on the dollar. 'Dftnocvats made ]i:il)or mojiey inieess.ai'j'. Tiiore was no gold. There was no ti-llve.r. Demoorats ropudi:vted greenbacks and debased the Nation's credit. Today-'Democrats niv seekiJi? again to dobtisc jiat;oual sland- ards. .TelTersou and ITamiltoii (lid 1101 ejt:\b ; li«li thofTfiSteni of our early history. 1 Their report'to Con'grcws was not.'taken up. Their Tt'COTninendations wen 1 not •rogardi.^. Tlnis is HistoiT- Hamillon asked tluu gold .be'-'niiule Die unit of vii-lue. U* reco-ianromldtlffu w.ns? ad- op-cwl iu Iv^TJ?. Not before. Jefferson, when president, suspended silver cfti.n- agi>. Ho canu'ot'be made to .support Milver jifgumeu'cs. Who has suffered from fulllns pritvs? Does -the farmer; whose'-wheat is low from- over-]n;oiluc- tiiori have to pay for the 'necessaries-hind, tlie comfortable things ot life tlio.sniiiji prices tlmt prevailed in 1S73? If he did nhere wcmld l>e good nrguinont in 'the hilk ;ilv>u't his sufferings. WHO IS TO BLAME? Mr. Teller aud lite followers say wo nmy look for more selling of bonds and .in Increasing debt with the election of Major McKinley. The country knows that Senators Teller, Dnboi-s, Stewart, Wolcott, Pettigrew and their fellows iu the Upper House, despicable traitors to their party, aud to the people who eleciefl tliem, are to blame for the bond issues In time of peace. When Republicans, as wns expected of tli«m, tried to pa<ss'a tnrlff law tlint would keep the country out of the hands of the moucy lenders. Teller and hTs fellows, backed by the silver 'mlue- owneis in a combine oC dislionor, blocked the measures for relief. .Tha interests of the peaks and the squatting, usurping" sliver barons, were -interposed aud made weapons' of intimidation and menace by these sllverlte demagogues. They are to blame for the increase of the Nation's debt. They are culpable. The Republican "party, recoiling from compromise on terms offered by these blockadeFS, could .but chose the least, of evils, Democracy Instead of rank Populism., Republicans could only hope to sustain untarnished credit until Providence intervened to hold the balance of power, as against swamp- ling the National honor In a flood of depreciated glitter. ' BIMETALLISM , NOT' SILVEBfSM. Bimetallism may be tlie "cause of civilization and humanity," but bimetallism is iiotsilvorism. Bimetallism is tot repudiation. Bimetallism Is not paternalism-. Bimetallism .Is not 10 to 1 ,! ithou-gb it. might be achieved at 32 to!l.\ Bimetallism does not defy a Federal court. Bimetallism is as far from tlifi Chicago platform as tlie law-maker 1* above the talk-maker. Bhi)otn.lllsni.,Js exiiresscd cli-arly in the- St. Louis platform. 'No silver standard is wanted. Silver .standard platforms are for Portugal, Spain, Mexico and China, and their tinted smesniVa 10 draw u.p for benighted millions. American? ' will' liavo nouo of them. It wns i;x]K.'Ctecl that the Democrats would try to unite the. stragglers Iu 1 Miami county on the Congressional can- diilate, but in placing 'a. uoneulty .like^ Joseph Larimer iu t]-e Cold apalnst the vi;tera.n campa'isner, Major George W. 'Sleele, the pros[>ects ^f the latter gentle-, .man. must luive "oeen consulted rather than the criuse of-. DennX-raey in the. Eleventh. • • • •' —. • •' •••-• It is not at all .probable that tluvnext. .House will" have ij majority" favorable • to the free coinage of silver at a tatlo'vOf.; l(i to 1. When It becomes a' demonstrat-f ed fact that there Is no danger of'this? country'adopting the sliver standara'in conducting the business of tie country,, prosperity will come again and, with lower taxee on the necessaries of life, every kind of business -will boom again. —Pharos editorial, March 12, '90. Mr. Bryan opens by apologizing for his platform. Kansas Law Declared Ineffective by Court of Appeals. Divorces Granted for tlin I'ant Twontjr- Five Years Thun Bendorcd Invalld- — Scrloua Compllcntiooi Which \VIU_ BoHalt. • ' V' ^ V A. : '.\ Lawyers -in New York;city apprehend that the decisi'pn' ju»t rtuide^ed by the Kansas court of appeals, -which declared ineffective the law under which divorces had been, granted in that state for the past 25 years will cuus« an almost end- Jess 1 amount ;of confusion in marital relations, ill the relations of children to parents, and in the custody and disposition of property rights. If such a decision should be given in reference to the decrees of divorce which, have been granted in OklaJioma and the Dakotas in the past few years it would cause a veritable .socinl revolution among 1 many well-known families of the east. Fortunately Kansas has never been a, favorite state for outsiders to go to get divorces, as have Oklahoma and South Dakota, "?- , At Howe & Hrinimcirs office in !New York city it. wus t»id they had never known of a New; York divorce, cose having- been taken!* to Kansas. That other persons than actual residents of Kansas at the present time will be affected, there can,be no doubt. Many of the divorced persoais ; .would.bave moved away from theJr former honjosajid remarried, and some of these cfcnd their children. etui probably be founVl in almost every state in the union. Every lawyer who was asked about tlie mutter spoke of it as a very grave situation, "It is o very serious matter indeed," sti.id ifr. 3?rederic K. Couclert. "It will affect 'tW pWenViharita,! relations of the parties to the divorce suite, making the new marriages illegal perhaps, depriving their children of legitimacy and disturb tag the property interests of .many families. If the decision is based upon the imperfection of some matter of procedure then perhaps the -troubles •caused.'liby it.mny be remedied, but if it.is based upon the unconstitutionality of "the law itself then I do notsee bow it.,eanbe remedied. "In that ease jtie wh'ble of the decrees which have been issued under 'the law will stand as if they had never been issued. ThejefOTestihepeople who were married before the decrees were issued will be married '-ri«w,-. n£w' marriages will be void and it will be unlawful for the couples to continue to livetogetJier, and children born of these new' marriages will be illegitimate. "Even, tlie • legislature in that case," will be unable to ptrajg-hten out matr ters. It cannot impair the rights of the older contracts nor deprive the people who would have acquired property rights under the old condition of things of these rights. It could mitigate the evils which would be produced by upsetting such a long line of legal action, but not cure them." : INNOCENT BUT IN PRISON. Truth In an Alleged Harder Cue Come* Ont at Lalt. In 1390'Stephano Legnza. left a wife and family in Hungary and come -to America. He went to Punxsutatvhe'y.,- Pa., where he secured employment O!> a coke drawer. He saw a fellowvyovk-. man, John Erdosi, steal a tool and in.- fcrmcd on him. On. evidence given ^y Lcgcza Erdosi was "unprisoped for theft. When released 'Erdosi isa'id Ee -w'buld' cither kill Legeza or have him hanged for murder. Some; weeks afterward a •fight started in i 'Legczn's boardJng place. Erdosi was in the crowd' and was chased with some companions by a crowd headed by" Leffeza.- . Tlie two crowds met and 'Michael Eevesw was killed. There was blood. on Legeza's shirt. 'He was* nr'rosted and convicted of the murder. Th«- main witness was Erdosi, who swore he saw Legexn Btrike Bcvesx, but coiljd not, say that he killed him. Legeza was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in the SVcstern 'pejiJtentiary. Tbe HvmgnriaTi consul in Pittsburg-h vinaki -notified. He "appealed to Emperor JFrancis Joseph, but the latter could not - interfere, as Le~ gcza had been giyen whit was supposed to be a fair trial,. .After working: five years on the case lyege^a'sfriendsKave found that the man w^uj' killed Eevesz did it because the 'laitter had stoJenhis sweetheart. Then! he planned with Erdosi to fasten 'the '-criine on Legeza. The latter is now/about. to be released, after (serving half , of his sentence. .. MAGNIFICENT :'' DIAMOND BELT. Doche» of Marlltnrougb';iLeadi / All In Tiie London society' reporter of the NeV York Journal here informs ino that at a party n't -a' Devonshire liouae 1,he other, day the display of jewels exceeded anything yet, seen in-Londouv but the d-uchese of Xfetrlborough easily led .oil the others. ^ . . The reporter says it was not her coronet that did it, though, tha,t was n trifle higher-than thoise'worn bj' most of the other peeresses present: Iler unique attraction "wae'-u belt of diamonds, lit- eitilly a belt, that : at present- is unnp- pronchable. ... The sfl.jiie reporter writes that Lilian, jduchess of Marlbof&iigh, once Jfiss Price, of Troy, and Mrs: Hazuiriersley, of JS'ew.York, appears on theformallfat for the queen's- 'ga.rdcn j>arty .as-Lady. Beresford,',.a;t<>ning down proocss..by whicli Queen- -^ic.tqiria discourages, second mari-jages . and.;foTces -'those who moke their beds to' lie upon them. '••• A Great. C*>t»«tropbe, ••;'.'.." The earlier, report^ of.great disasters are. iisually.exaggeratiKd, butibe Japanese earthquake. and! tidal wave cat^is- trophe grow'S'^'in ""horror with' the' arrival of every' Bte'arner from Japan. • It is now '.believed thtft at least SO',000 peo? pie perished on that occasion. . I: • . % Italian Frnlt. • ' In 1894 Italy' harvested 3',349,RT7,390 oranges, Jejj«i»i" l 6!tr6ffli'- «nd' mots, • QUEEN"VICTORIA'S HANDS. How Shu Kocpit Thorn I'lninp, White, and Unwrlulctod. • "You are.q.ujlc vightin your surmise that her'majesty ..possesses wonderfully beautiful hands;'though they are b.y DO mo.ans small for her height; that they are plump, white • nnci unwriukjcd. Would you like to know the reason?" asked the manicure', \vho was beautifying my hands for a dinner party. . Of course, says tfieSvfilerin-Answers, T^vas all attention.. • "Well, as you are'doobtless aware, her majesty is a grc.a.t,kuiUi>r. Indeed, she is invariably at work with -her ncsdlcs, cither at scarfs or mittens for the poor, little vesta for her roauy great-g'rand- childrpn; or cot hiid'bedquilts. The mere exercise induced by knitting ncd the jjosition assumed by the hands lend to Whiten, refine' and keep them in good shape; while, Iri the same way. the liands never look more attractive than when so. employed," ' "Why have 'so many cooks prettily shaped hands rind arms?" I asked. ! "Simply because they do so much with them. Kneading bread is one of the best beautiljers..the hands o.an have. Where women who work much in the house usually fail to secure pretty hands it is by riot-<5ryingt.hem well after each washing, and by not wearin gloves fur'rough labor, such iis tli cleaning of grates. Of course it is a WHO bit of trouble.always to put on ploves, but smopt.h.. unwrinkled hands .nre worth a good deal to awomnn.orsiiould be. I think." ARADISE, FOR SUFFRAGISTS. Wlicro Wom«n'Hojoj A\rao«t the Same Kljfhts a* Men. From the earliest period the Ice ]:.mdic woman,has enjoyed distinct in.- 'divjduali'ty. The wife has always held the place of an equal with her husban.'l ir. matters pertaining to the home. Iu the old days she wore a. bracelet, from which hung-the insignia of office—-her keys and puree. Now'that she has laid aside the g»ld-wristband, these signfl- c-ant, household' accoutrements ire carried in the dress pocket; but they nm hers^never'theless. ; Icelandic women, says Answers, vote in nil chnrch and parish matters, and as the.church flntf state are combined this is in reality n civic privilege. They also have.,full municipal suffrage, bin as yet cannot.vote upon matters pertaining to commerce nor for members of parliament', 'though there is a strong sontiment- abroad in favor of giving them these additional advantages. • Wornen. take .part in many pollticr.l meetings,, and talk upon all political subjects. During the ulthing sessions great numbers'of t.he most int.elligenT, women' of the capital'city nre in constant attendance. For some -years there has.existed a political society of women, nnd when momentous questions affecting, "their interests are before the legislative body Jarge meetings nre called and addressed by women, setting forth their claims. WOES OF THE HEAVY VILLAIN. Good Acting Rewarded by Threat* of ' Violence from Gallery Ood«.' The man who plays heavy parts In a theatrical company does not lie on a .bed of roses. He is unpopular with the •audience, and especially with the den- .izens of the gallery, because he is always cost for the villain's part, and all the dirty work of theplayfallstohis lot. In one of tie local stock com- '.panies, says the Philadelphia Eecord, .is a gentleman whose impersonations of villain's- has-for several seasons offended. the virtuous gallery gods, ond ,he is always sure of being roundly ihissed, which is really a compliment to .has ai-t, -He was really startled, though, ; one day last week to receive the following letter: "Take warning by this. For a long time i have bore your ^aotshuns with pashimts and so has many others. .Your a dirty sneake and ,a skoundrel. I dont sec how the folks 'wot runs the tlietiter puts up with your .actshuhs. ' Th« way you percekute that ipoor young lady every week is outrag- "o'tw and i'-want you to stop. If you don't i will: lay for you when you come out of th<y. ; theater sum nite and soke you." The actor in question prizes, this communication highly, but, at the sivmc timej' he is on the lookout for the gentleman'who wants to'"soke" him. LARGEST SCHOOL "ON EARTH. Hebrew! of London Support an Institution »Hh*iTiarty-Flve Hundred FnplU. . The largest school in the world is. 'located in the..heart of London's vilest Blums. Thirty-five hundred Jewish • children .constitute its-clientele, and a 'pcer"'of' the' : realm—Lord Eothschild— 'presides bv'er' ; ita destinies. It is^nc ordinary plade-'of learning, says the New : York: Journal. The children are as poor ,113 church,mice, and-if lt ; were not for 'the Eotiischiidjnurilficence there would be no school there'at all! Every April, about .the time "of the Jewishpassovci-, each bby"is-presented with a. 'suit-of; clothes au'd a'pair of-boots,'each girl with a.dress'and a pnir of shoes. When it comes October, If the April.boots are '•worn out,and. poverty prev.ehta .the youngster .from having another, pair, Lord Kdthscb'ttd;sees to it that tie want is supplied'.' In connec'tion with this school there ii- a savings bank; department. The fihterest allowed on deposits is ten percent^per,annum, altio.ugh the amount, of. individual .sayings ,po which this intar,est is paid Is not to .exceed five pounds! The. teachers in thp school may also avail ttiemselves 'O.f the Iwnefit of .'the-bank,' : but .the.maxi'mum individual Jsavings .iu this instance uxo limited to .£J5-per,-annum. -' •',..,,; '•'•'' : ''' Tn'e'ViBlack' '• Barn"' Troot. In France they have a species of trout; called the -"black -burn;' 1 He is alincxrt pure blftclc!WBefi'taken from the water, but change* oojpr/to »uit the receptaote in which l«^|,put.,. In a white jar the creature chaages. ,to. a pure albino in 'from"two.Ip'three aay», but'change* back'to olaek when put in adark vessel, la-a 'cbmmon -pottery jar he becomei a brick coforw-trftBiparent that he can scarcely be seen. ... Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest-U.S.Gov't Report. Baking PURE LOST TO SPALN. Ouban Revolution Beyond Her Power to Control. Interview with Gen. Johnion, Ju«t Ke- turncd from tlie Iiland—Ucclar»» That the Best Blood iu Cuba 1ft Joln'|DK the IniurKentn. Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, who has been investigating affairs in Cuba,je- turued to New York the other day on the Ward line steamship Yigilancia from Havana. Gen. Johnson said: "My Jeaving Havana was entirely voluntary. I .received no notice that my presence was undesired, and I left when it suited m«. "Cuba is lost to Spain," he said, regarding the struggle in the West,Indian island. "That Spain can never again subdue Cuba may be regarded as eon- el:isive," he continued. "There is -no possibility of the Spaniards, with their present or with any other force, crush.- ins 1 the revolution. The whole island is in arms against them. The ranks of the insurgents ire daily recruited by the best blood in the island. The leading social clubs of Santiago de Cuba and in Havana have been recently broken up, anil the Members have gone to the field. A large number of students of the University of Havana have left their classes and joined the rebels. This shows the earnestness with which tie Cubans regard this struggle. They will never give up, and the indications cow clearly point to their ultimate success. "It is generally understood in Cuba, among those who have daily confidential communications from the rebel army, that Gen. Maximo Gomez is preparing to strike some great and decisive blow in the near future. •T don't understand, if this is so, why Gomez allowed his intentions to be disclosed, but certain it is that Gomez is moving from Puerto Principe eastward toward Mnceo's troops, and this looks like a projected combination of the two forces. "Yellow fever is doing destructive \vo.-k along the Spanish lines in (.he trocha. It is certain to become epidemic, though the doctors are fighting it- The Spanish losses through this scourge will be frightful. In Havana the disease has ns yet made little headway, although afew cases have developd in the slums. "The war is not likely, in my opinion, to end soon unless the United States interferes. The Cubans will not abandon the fight until the Spaniards are driven from Cuba, and. if necessary, the island will be practically destroyed and the Spaniards starved out. Such is Uie spirit of resistance displayed by the rebels." Gen. Johnson scouts the idea that either of the Maceos has been killed. , BANISHED TO A MONASTERY. A Bebrilloai Prftnt of Bay City, Mien;, It Panuhed. • Kev. Father Tursld. of Bay City, Mich., has been banished to the Trappist monastery at Gcthsemane, 1\3'., and forbidden to ever return to that diocese by Bishop Eichtcr. His offense was rebellion against the bishop and church authority, and he confessed his guiltbe- ,fore the .bishop and several priests. He was assistant pastor in the Polish Catholic church B.t Bay City, and did not agree with Father Matkowski. Their relations became such that Father Turski .was suspended. He gathered his followers about him, ejected Father Matkowski from the church and offered violence to the bishop when the latter endeavored to reinstate the ejected priest. The Bay City police were icnlled in.several times to restore order among" the riotous factions. Turski finally confessed his error, and the sentence to the monastery followed, with the further order never again to visit thediooese. The sentence to the monastery is for an indefinite period. The Trappist. order is the most severe and stern in the church. Some of the rebellious church members who followed Father Turski will be restored to the bosom of the church, but the bani of excommunication will rest against the most violent of them. WILL BUILD A BIG TOWER. Chicago to Have a Sky Scraper a Quarter of a Mile BlRh. Chicago, always at the head of the procession in lofty undertakings, is to have a tower, compared with which the Eiffel structure is a midget, and the Washington monument is a mere atom. With thin end in view the City Tower company has leased the Square bounded by Harrison, Tlxroop, Congress and Jjoomis streets, for a term of ten years atan annual .rental of $8,000. It has an, area, of 600 by 350 feet, and was formerly occupied as a baseball ground by the league team. When finished, the structure will taper upward to a height of 1,500 feet, thereby placing Chicago again preeminently at the head of the list in aerial architecture and engineering skill. D. B. Proctor is the designer of the tower and the president of the company. . Title* of En«lUh King*. The title "excellent grace" was given to Henry VI., "most high and mighty prince" to Edward IV. and "highness" to Henry VIIL The title was also cp- plicd to Henry VUL until, toward the clo*e of hia reign, the more lofty expression of "majesty" came into use—being the expression with which Francis I. addressed him at (heir interview in 15?o. MAIL FOR SMALL TOWNS. Free Delivery Can Be H:nl by Paying for It. Small communities, denied letter-cnr- ricr service b.y the post office department, c,-n have such sen-ice legally at a comparatively small expense to the beneficiaries. This has been demonstrated at Berwick, Columbia county. -Pa. .Berwick, five the New York Post, was one of tlic'-IG post offices selected to test the practicability and expense of extending the free deli very service to the smaller post offices. When the service wai. susjjendfld July 1, aft«- having been in operation for five years, the patrons of the post office were quite willing to provide for its continuance nttheirown expense. This was done under an old regulation of the postal department which makes it the duty of postmasters to cle- . liver to. any pricate letter-carrier letters •nod papers -for all persons who have ;giren .-such carrier a written order for their mail mutter. This regulation had not been used anywhere, it is believed, for a general system of delivering letters. The post office department, although not rescinding the regulation, has not favored a private carrier system, and ha* given as a reason that it "aims a deadly blow at box rents." The carrier system in Berwick had cost the government $22i a year. No trouble was experienced in obtaining the consent of 225 families to have their mail delivered twice daily for onedollar per annum. So anxious were the business men to have a carrier system that many offered to pay enough to give the carrier boys twice their old salary. RATTLERS IN THE. ROCKS. Bij Snako Hunt In the Lumber Camp* on the Allegneny Mountain*, W. I. Harvey, lumber contractor oE some of t.he five lumber jcbs on Hayes run, in Ihe Allegheny mountains, tells n tale of rattlesnakes that might seem incredible, says the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, were it not known to be true. For some time past the locality around these camps became so infested with rattlers that the woods appeared perfectly alive with them, and it became extremely dangerous to work near where there were ony rocke or places where a snake could successfully locate. Recently all. hands prepared for a siege, and.amiing themselves witJi guns, axes and clubs, went on a hunr. for snakes. They were found in sucli large numbers as to almost stagger their assailants. Coder every nook: in. every crevice, under rotten logs and wherever a snake could find a retreat rattlers were found, on3 the number kUled footed up just 109. The big per . cent, oftbemgot away amongthe rocks, where they could tot be unearthed.., The snakes were of till sizes and ages, ? measuring from three feet to almost i seven, and having from twxi to twenty- ' four rattlers. Last year this camp was troubled" i very little with snakes, but about IS ( miles west of here, near Cato, they : werei so numerous that n party of six men, who went on a hunt for them, killed 229 in two days, and atone place, in overturning- a stone, uncovered apile of rattiers big enough to fill a bushel ' basket. From this It would .seem as if the rattler was a migrating reptile. WRITES UPSIDE DOWN. Hll Handwriting- I* l»g-IW» «nd Lattan Well Formed. There -is a man who lives in Gambier, O., who writes upside down from force of habit. He has become so used to the idea that he never writes like other- person*. One day he walked into the Ebbitt house in Washington. The clerk turned the register book around in the- usual manner, so that he might inscribe his name, but, to his astonishment, the stranger reversed the volume quietly so as to make the writing all upside down from his point of view. an/I • . added the name: "A. W. Jtann, Gambler," iri the proper place. Though writing his name upside down he did it with as much case and . quickness as a man would ordinarily. do it rightside up. The clerk did not| know what to make of it and asked him to explain whether he always did it '• that way. The stranger replied that it was as comfortable for him to write in that fashion as in the ordinary manner. He added that it was not difficult at all to learn, and that anybody could acquire this peculiar art, though hs had never met anyone in this country or in Europe who knew how to write upside down. He claimed (o have originated the system. ,-,. And this information was not conveyed by word of mouth, because Mr. JJann j's a deaf mute.; He tar a clergyman, and preaches "by : sigiis at Gambier. •'Good Eno«ifl» ; i'witl»o'u«.^»lbiea,y. It ;-Hr6nid;.be interesting/to ascertain the ideas' that prevail in "\TaJes with regard to the. religious conditions of the United States.'. .At a public sale at Swansea 'the, other, , day... a. Dumber of family .Bibles were 'put. up for._ftuction on the ground' thattheir ewvn'er had no- further- us* -.for -them "because they wcre emigrBiirijr io? America." • Wragged WKiskersJ— Lemme Jodge; I didn't .do nothing .. . , Judge Quick— Thirty daym. " "Wot fer?" - "Vagraacy."— Troth.'' , " -.