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iilliilf^ jolm Gray's COBNEE. On new fall Roods. While ninny mer- thants arc stuck on unseasonable gootU and arc nsinp every means possible to pat them onto their easterners, John Gray eoniW to the dose of the season- In grnrnl shape and Is nlilc to'take ;ul- YantnKt of Uio vnry low Eastern market* for cash and jrlvos Ills customers Clean new fresh ffoofe away below old earrlod over stock. p, si—Come nnil see the difference. DAILY JOURNAL the" w«ek (except i! B, SOTER ............ -^. — • Treasurer — — ' •» Oft •Price per Annum ......................... "-° per Month ................ •_• ......... Official Paper of Oily and County. Centered as second-clans mall-matter »t tti Lccansport Post Ofllce, February 8. SUNDAY. AUGUST REPUBLICAN TICKET. For I'rimldunt. WILLIAM McKlStKY J«. of Ol.Io. Tor Vlfe-I'rc»l«l«nt. GABRETT A. 11O1IAKT of X«w Jo«cy. For Governor, JAMK8 A MOUNT of Montgomery comity For I.leiU«-'»"" Governor, W 8. HAGGAKIJ nf TIppMunoe County. For SecreUiry of State, WILLIAM 1». OWEN of CHI* County. For Auditor of SUito, l-S C..UAILEX of Boono Bounty. Tor Trwmurer of Stair, J. SCHOL15 of VamlertwrB county. y,,r Attorney General, WILLIAM A.KKTCH AM of Murio.. county For-Keporter ofSuprcine Conrt, OHAKLKS I'.KF.M Y of llartholomew and In payment of debt, and -.we' demand that all paper currency shall^be kept at par with and redeemable .'in BUCb coin. WE MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALIA' NECESSARY FOR THE PROTKC- TIO.N OF THE FAB5IERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST \ND HOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY.- Dctnocrat'lc platform. JS02. TUB CONVENTION. The Democratic Coiuity convoinloii yi^ierday ran amuck. It w:is a wild, uiii.iHitr«ii.ble'!iK«rWitloii and did as :. rule what j-'ood sen-so would not have h-cl It to do. ' .lolm Bliss ami Chauncey Ouster were the best county oflicci-s the Dcniocrai-s have had for years. That was apimtutly a good veiison why ..they sho'ukl be <UM'«ited, alid they were. Atiy- tlihiK thai menut good Kovernmcnt, efficient ami liitvlllseiit wrvH-ii an* ucono- my pot a backset. The ticket Is a remarkably wctik oiic. It could not liavo been made weaker, since the convention endeavored to do Its worst, it is a tit ticket However, a.ud ,<lionlil be overwhelmingly defeated. ^ _ Tlie .Democratic fetulers of today i.liouplit tlirtn- theft of the Populist lifeworks, was a shrewd ™°™< tllttt " 10 tlmo was ripe for tlio plcldiii;. They iK^tn to reallw; rhait rliey arc 'laitc by si-veral mojiWi*. The silver cra/.e is now on t.he wane. Sober seiwo ami quiet itaisou arc advancing as the silver pickets fall back tlirousl* 'He mountain p-isses to tai'trench itoiselves gulches for a liuf stand. ship of the United Sfiite* tlie money qnestJon. -y; 8»P.n«...c Instruction, °D.M.(iKETlSC of llar.-l.on county • For Slut.- .St.iti»Ucan, » S J IHOMrSONur. Shelby county. For JiHlite. of the Appellate Court, Flint DUtriot, in .-the The. citizen- on W E. HKNLK V ..1 BuiiJi county. Third DUtrlct, i— D W COMSTOCK of Wnyne county *^ Fonrth Dl«trict, , tJOtrJi W. HLACK, ol Marlon county.. Fifth BlHtrlct, U. /. WILKY of Hi-nton county.- |H. *OF »epre.cntatlvc-CHAnLES 1». ES E. HALE. Jt is not at all probable that the next House will have a majority favorable to the free coinage of silver at a ratio, of. 10 to 1. When !t becomes a demonstrated fact that Wiere is no danger of this country adopting the silver standard In conducting the business of the country, prosperity will come again and, with lower taxes on the necessaries of life. every kind of business will boom again. -Pharos editorial, March 12, '90, CHILD FOUND: A Young Woman Thought to be Adrift Here. ; \Y. V. MulLlkgu ol' RuiT.njrionlwas In ihe city last night looking for his tlilr- ti.L-u-ycju--old da-ughter, who left itochos- ter ^oinisy "Sn ln-'f way to Pri\.iikfort, bufwho liVd riot.^iiicc been iicaiil from. Tl:o jlrrs^irofibenlrivos a hai-k liulwiion here '-H-n'd ' sWlTiVgion, and unotliei- brother has charge ol' thu conveyan<:C between Fraukl'ort and BurllnRJoii. A inc>w:u;e was sout from HuclHistoi-..tp the father of Hie gl-rl Jit Frankfort) lellinu of the start of Hie yoiinj.' lady. The tact (it 1 Her non-arrival caused m{uc!.i un- oinilnvss. It. was develnpel that jthc girl hud been m«t lie* by one IwotliGr, and turned over lo tlie other rolativeiaf Burlington, and Ihtit on account of tlie bad ronds the hack to Fnuikfort had not been runtiliii:, anil the child reuijilned at (he iiome ot the lnic-tana.u at B\«llng- lou. Thw«iHln;r imngined that a',1 sort* ot evils hail befallen his elilld, ;n view of the dangers that surround young and unsophisticated girl*- H O "•* innc1 ' r0 ' lleved'-at receiving news from the yo.iuig lady. THE PROGRAM. , \<f To b«,,,Jiven Tuesday Night at Wheatland Street Church. : Tlio I'ollowimg program will be given Tuesdiisr-arlglit,-. Adpusit 4th,:.-at tlie Wlwatlriml st%f M. E. chui-ch,-by Miss Oleo Barnes, elocutionist. The admission to tlie concert and entertaijimou-t. whlcJi promises lo be excellent, will-bo 15 cents: PHOGBiH. . ' Mini? Wtolle the Dunce G<W8 On ......HarrU Trion Mando:|n »nd Gultur Clib. M«m!"iirnes.-lfrloi!, Dunken, HIUM Prl :e,., e '- Twenlr-foirth Pralm Spe Ky., wiU..bc . sold via Hiies, August Otli and lOfli. account the liiimujil -mt-et nt 1 the League.of Ainerican Wlieelinen. "Tlio low rates will be open to all.' i a'k'kets with return limit Including Angusl iSlli may be obtained at ticket-flHiws OL' tlie remisylvanln Lines. For details, apply tn nearest .runnsy.Ivii.nla Line Ticket Agent. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE I'osWveljMihft lust week of the Otn Picture Giil'lwy; IS 1'or IB cent*, rakeii ami liinshed In leu minutes, min, ° 1 ' sliLiw aV the portable gallery now lorat- c'cl 111 Welter's lot oppose police lienil- iHKirturs, r^'imisiiort, Ind. Tln-typ'S curd *lwrt"Tor - 10 c °" ts; S 1 ' 0 "' 1 * ' fStr!i: sirfel'iictjoii Kiirtninitwd.— T. E- I-ar- The Tern; Hiui'te Standard, is>t:ib- }!. Hoop of this city, has been made Uio silver orRini of YUso count* e Mr- Rooi P ^ al °' 110W tP1 " lcoK ' i1 : Wltih ; .tl>0,l»:lJi0.r. .. ' sjlHBTbresaU.GiirriH. - <Lurili Complaint ) ReadlDK •jaJimterice > Readmit. The Salp ot *«Rh VocMSoio ..... ..selected . CUAS. y. JONES. FOB CONGRESS, GEORGE W. STKELE, For Joint Kej>re.*nl»tlve, WILLIAM T. WlLSON.f C»»» county. ,»»r Slieflff-I. A. ADAMS. ^Surveyor-A.M DOUB . r-»R. J. A. fmi Co •Flrat Dlntrlet-JOHN ABRAHAM SHIDELEH.- COMPARE THEM. The Hermbllcan party la unreeerved- tj for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the ..gumption of. specie payments In 1870; -, ilnce then every dollar has been as^good "We are unalterably opposed .to every measure calculated to debase our cur- .rency or Impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the free coinage of silver except by Inter-national agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we.plcdgc ourselves to promote/and un- -til then such gold standard must be pre- In 1802 one sheep would buy 138 pounds of sugar nt 4% cents a pound,. or would bring ?G.25: ,'TJ.nder Gorman's free wool one sheep wU( buy this .year (17V- pounds of sngar'-.-at 5V1 cents a pound, being worth ?3.30. Wm. Jennings Bryan said: ^ • "But I do believe,'a* I say, -and I aui ready to stand by.lt. anywhere, thnf|n protective tariff levied to protect some particular industry L< wrong In principle and vicious In^iractice." Democrats are asked to" accept the teachings of Coxcy, Tillmini, Altgeld, Bryan .Tones and Stewart, api'lnst i,tie word of MadJsou, Jefferson,' Lincoln, Blainc, Cnrlfelo, H1U, Whitney,' Harr)' sou .and nil the wisest, most beloved statesmen of all times. The voter-.Is asked to choose between • the.'doctrine*; It Js important he should study carcful- •ly and .choose deliberately. | - The man who advocates tha( which his experience and conviction have hold_ htm Is vicious, dishonest, and unsafe, and tries to force It on Ills fellows, «". not entitled to a meeting in argument wltii an honest opponent. By bis-traitor! ous course he 'forfeits his right to consideration. Music. People'with lw.il- that.Js. coaiUniiully faUittK imt, or those tliiifWvkmi, can .stop the.falling, and Ret.,a'good g.rowlJi of ':tiaj.rby. using Hall's Hair Rcnewer. Round trip rate to St. Joseph, J2: to Lake MakinUuckee, $1.- Train leave* Vandoila" station every. Sunday a. m. •-''' at 7 .MEXICO'S BOTJNDAXY. The Mexicans Claim the United States IB Trespassing. Fa«nlonal>lB tcDpol Olrl..... «'.< fine. PERSONAL., .7. A. Nell. Is here from Lafayette for a sliort^ visit.' '• ' ; ' ,7. F. 'CriUaliaji and. family; are at' Tcru to spond Sunday. .Al' Witz'or Monticclto was 1 iji the .city yesterday visiting friends. : ^ j '••• ••••• W. A. PlilHlps of Montlcelli), was in .the city yesterday on business*. Mrs. David Unger.Is here froui Wa- basli to visit relatives a-few days. 0. P. Snyder, a business ma i 'of Denver, was Ircre Kwt night on'iivslness. Mrs. HattJe Chambers and's in 1 of Chicago, -are the guests of relatl 1 -os In tlie clt.y. ' . . ' • . . ,j: .. . Mrs, C, 43, Johnston, left yes el-day for a ten days'' Jyfe'lf;with relatives'In Rush county.- -.- ,...' , . . .- ',-. .- j : . . '.' Miss May,Sh.aver, who had been vis- kins relative'sat',Lowell, ret.Hrncd lionic yesterday.... ........ - I " Panhandle,, engineer Churle), Lee and fannlly hu^re'tunied from an ou'tlnp at Atlantic', CttJ\ ' our silver and paper currency •must be maintained at parity with -old and we Tavor all measures de. •sgned to maintain inviolably tie obli- Mtlone of the United -States and aU our 'money, whether coin or paper, at the : present standard, the standard of the .taout enll«l>tened nations of the earth. .. —Republican platform. . . - »we demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the •present legal ratio of 10 to 1, without •" waiting for tlie aid or consent of any . other nation. We demand that the •tandard silver dollar shall be a full - legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, public aj-5 private, and/we lav- '•or 'such legislation as will prevent the ' ; demonetisation of any 'kind of legal ten. -fer money by private pontract.-Demo- -, . w.tlc platan"- , ' . , We demand free and unlimited coln- m ge of silver and gold at the presept le«al ratio of 10 to i.-Popultet platform, '1802. ; ' . . • We hold to tli« use of both £old and -,«Ilver as the standard money of the country,' and to the coinage of both gold . ,' »nd. silver, without -.. discriminating •jalTOt cither metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar nn.lt of coinage of ..both metuls must be of equal Intrinsic ' exchangeable value or be adjusted " The Democratic convention in Gage county, Nebraska, the county adjoining Bryan's home community, passed resolutions tlie other day denouncing Bryan as a Fopullst, and the platform of the Chicago convention as "paving the way to anarchy." Bryan's neighbors know him too well. Tlie Democratic has been as- . through "international agreement or by ;.«nch .Anfcguards of legislation as 'shall Insure the maintenance of the parity of the two metaU and the equal power of «veiy dollar at nil times In the mark- «,,..-« by a number of trials at the polls tbutTtue people do not believe In-Its policies, or In «s ability to apply them. .Another assurance is needed to .finish .top the work of anniUitlatlon that has been going on'for years. • • • • Bryan is the.-avowed enemy of'.Protection and protected Industries. The people want Protection, and for .his op- ixwlitlon to that w.lse plan as mucJi ;as lor his salaried espousal of the cause of the savor barons, Mr. Bryan, will be decidedly turned down. .. ; ? . '- and cnlleil 1 . was In the" city l on The Journal, , ., .,.., . A. M.!.R,9op,!\vh'o'has been at Terrc Haute,' .'"editing, .the Standard, has returned to the city. . . Mr. and -Mrs. Alike. Kartell have rc- .tiirned,-f.i-o".ni'.\\'abash nfter a; visit of a' week witu'ti-elutl.ves. " '' ..... and MIW Norton recently, qf",',PJtteburg,- Pa., are Uw guests of, ,T.','B. . ' a 11 -.. MISCELLANEOUS. ITEMS. —During t.he period o! the confederation the" power to coin money wa« vested not only in the continental congress but in the several states, many of them takinp -advantage of this to issue copper coins.,. —The Massachusetts leg-islature has appropriated $000,000 for good ronds. The farmers of the state have watched the 'road building operations of the last two or three years ami have concluded that there is money in going ahead with the work.. —Canada -lias just bestowed Dames on its;-territory bordering tlie Arctic ocean-'.'. It will hereafter appear on the niu'p in four districts or provinces— Ungnga, Franklin. Mackenzie and Yu- lion." The four combined contain 1.421,000 square miles, or nearly seven times the -area of'the province of Ontario. ^Onc'-of the largest-life insurance corporations in New York is discharging a number ol its clerks owing to unusual dullness in its business at tli3 present time. The custom is to make changes and raise salaries in March. It is the flrst time in the history of this company that, clerks have been discharged at this season of the year. —The lash was recently applied to the back of » man in England who had -committed highway robbery. He knocked down a. young woman and stole her purse. Justice Doy, of the Kent assizes, expressed his disapproval of long sentences for flrst offenders. He .thereupon sentenced Ellis to a month's imprisonment nnd: 30 lashes frOJn the "cat." —The Yankee Notion arrived in Belfast; Me., recently. It is a frail, nondescript-looking vessel, 20 feet, long, six feet wide, with a house amidships, and .is ,coiisjrticted. of odds and ends of lum- ber/-Tlie occupants are Cobbler Wil- 'liam 'Cottrell, of Swan's island, and his yellow dog-: Capt. Cottrell'nrop 08 * 8 *° 'navigate' the Maine coast, earning- his •living at odd jobs of cobbling. •• :—The women of the early yearn of New Netherland and N Y ew York differed from the women settlers of Virginia and, New England. .They- had other .traits than • those of domestic housewifery; they partook frequently of "the shrewdness and business sagacity and capacity of their Dutch husbands." Widows eeetn to have felt no hesitation 1 and experienced no difficulty In-carrying on the business affairs of their-. <lead. partners; their ventures ..werej-tts,,.extended nnd as fearless as those of'the men... They traded .for peltries' with the Indians with marked ' > "' lr; -'Perhaps'part of their profit - ' ' Indian own It |«siiia'that the tariff question Vwt- tlcd. The people,have'm their,-minds and .Hearts-a decision-:to .return'to .the of Protection at tlie earliest pos- nomont. The matter'|of laws on tho subject-Is .not:yet settled. •bo-closed up In-November. •: It will The man who would try.: to 'legislate one dollar into two dollars le.no better than tlie-nmn who-would, by law, make a dollar worth but 50 cents, and then try to pass It In payment.of 100 cents worth of debt. The tow of supply nnd demand con- trols'everything In nature. Silver, the commodWy, Is as much fi creature of this law as the white dollar is a creature of the financial lawe o<f the mited States. .-•'.".-•'• '••' ' . Mrs .J.,k Blanker and\laagnrer8, Elsie; and Anna/X >ya.dt»worth, Ohio, are- the gueajs-ot th ; e..famlly of J,C. Kauffman. .,,,.., ;i ..; ... ; John ),Mc.Gl-esor, . Jake Byers and • Oluifi. Elpcrs,' nil employed at tlie Trade Palace, w«l f fiieiid;-a..vacation at Lake Maxlttkuck.ee.,.. ,. •' ' . ' Marlon ''CbrQui|,4«:-C. ,'B. : Stevenson' of LoRnnsppit was in'tlle cltjf yesterday on btitfin&^cwiiiiect'ed with'a. building and loan'company. " . ' Mrs. >yl,B./Kennedy aud'JIrs. A, G Fitmann.ott;'Chicago', were entertained Friday nlgh't by'Mr.'and M«-s. A: ,1. Allen; of 'No. .'720 ' Miajnl street. '• They left yesterdnj; 'i-or.,Loul's'vMle. \ Kokomp-Dtepatcb: Harvey Gulp, the gentlemanly nifjlit clerk -at .the Columbian hotel, lias resigned-bte position and Bpnb to Logansport to accept a .position in the dmce'o'f one of. the leading tens of that city. ..'Harvey'has ma'de iiiany friendsduring his" short stay In Kokomo who"'regret, to see.'lilm! leave.. :.'.; Miss Mariei BfaKeitlne islhe guest of her unn't, Mrsi'.'Bfjbe'e,' lit Loganeport. She w-iil rcmajn'one week.'-- \-'"\ ^ . "•'..' , .foh,n,"-Mahoneyi.in;diiager of'the "Lyceum' TbeiVre," . Meinphls, |Tenn., arrived ln6t''nlBht from New-lYo 1 * City;- where'lip .Jias been for.-the past two months, i.bw'iclnB ••attractions'^for "hl's 11 - -•• -He will for' ? a few familiarly KUCWBQi * c* tn*^" t™*-\ " "-^ ™-r— , r - ni'a'y'ftaVe'come through the In< braves'-Berene confidence In. their i snperior'sagacity in. bargaining- and traffioking with the "white squaws." .1 ....-, ..Butter Prodaoei,Put. Many physicians, according to a lec- tuie'r 'on' dietetics, are ordering thin bread arid' butter for'delicate paitents, cspetlally'those suffering from dy»pcp- tii'a", consumption and anaemia, or any who'neea to take flesh. This thin breart and butter insensibly induces persons to eatmuch more butter.than they have any ,ideo,.of. It Is extraordinary, says the lecturer, how short a way a- fresh pat of butter will go if spread on a number of -thin slices of.bread. This is one advantage; and, a great one in the feed•Ing- of'invalids, for they are thereby provided with an excellent form of the fat which 13.80 essential for their nutrition in-a way that lures them to take it without rebellion. But-the thin bread anil butter, "has another - advantage equally as great—It <& very digestible and easily assiinliatcd. Fresh butter mode from creani 'is ' very much more digcstibh wheri'Spread upon-thin slices-of bread than tha same -amount of cream -eaten a».cream, per,i>e would be.—Chicago .Chronicle.... , . house -for the, coming season., ' '•'.'•."•'•.•' . ' • • '•t ' ____ " 4n.vt* ' visit' bis '.-re.lfiitly.bs, weeks. "Jack," as here- known, was. on The Jflurnal .staff for'a number.o/.y^rs.be'fore he went to seek his fortvin^in'lhe Siinny South.^ Subscribe for The .Journal. ••:• "But; Herbert," the said, "think of the futnre. You are poor,, and you <$n- not.fiurround me wlth'the lusurlea to whJchil. have'been accustomed. father-^" n "He : would do nothing * or «"• "Does 'he play poker?" -~"No:" ;: •'.'.'•' " •' ''•'-'.'' ' •' ... •"•'"Then I'll' teach htm: Trn»t In me, IsrUng. i and have no- fear ot the . "" " An CUlmed for — Th« Clronm«t»ncM Upon Which tb« CUlrn If Bttied. Along no inconsiderable portion of its course the Rio Grande constitutes the international boundary between the United Suites and Mexico.. Until within, a few years the Hio Grande served the purposes of a boundary line very creditably ami satisfactorily, but recently the settlers in Colorado and New Mexico (away vip stream) have taken so much water out of the river for the purposes of irrigation liiatthe old boundary line becomes obliterated (lurin.? the "dry season, and this has made'so much (rouble for the Mexicans that t.lieir government claims o£ t.he United StJit.es $22,000,000 darnages. The circumstances upon which they base'Mils Heavy claim Tor damages may be briefly summed up as follows: Fi-oni t.he neighborhood of El Paso, extending about 00 miles down, the river, there is a valley about 10 miles wide, and since the river hits got into the habit of poing dry every summer it haa cut many different and widely diverging channels with the advent of flood water. In this way the international boundary has been practically obliterated as far as this valley, 15 miles wide a-nd 90 miles long, is concerned. This has led to endlessoomplica.tdonsas to national jurisdiction, and finally to i condition of utter lawlessness. In iddi'tion to this, the,Mexicans elr.im that or some MO years they hav« been cul- ivatinff the lands of this valley on their .ide of the boundary which were mad-! •ery fertile and productive by iTrign- tion from the waters of the Kio Grande, rat since the river has been systematically and continuously robbed of its waters by the American settlers of Colorado and New Mexico just at the season when the water was needed for rrisation, this valley below El Paso ,as become a sterile desert, absolutely •orfchless for Hgricnltural purposes. They claim that the Mexicans have a irior claim to the water of the Rio Grande, ns they were using it for purposes of -Irrigation 200 years ago. but now they have bec.n robbed not only of- the water, but,of tlie international boundary line, and, indirectly, of law nnd order in the valley referred to. In view of all this they »et up a claim for $22,000.000 d-ainagee, but they also propose the terms of » compromise. The proposa.1 is that the United State! should build what has lately figured m the news of the day as the "international dam." This dam will ijl built) be located a.bout two and oflthaH mile* above El Paso, where the heights.which inclose the canyon-like valley of the Rio Grande just above El Paso converge so nearlv that a dam 600 feet lone will connect "them. Thin dam, to serve the purpose for wbich.it ho* been designed, should be 600 feet long and about .0 feet high, and will, when completed, cost about $], 000,000. Suchadam will, it is estimated, create an immense reservoir IS miles long by four nules wide or about four times as large aa any artificial reservoir now in the existence. This will hold all the surplus water of the KIo Grande at flood time, and this accumulation ^will not only be ample for irrigation landa in the valley below it on both aides of the boundary, but furnish » supply of water sufficient to hold the channel of tte river by a moderate but continuous flow all through the dry season. In this way the demands of the Mexicans for damage* can be ratified, the international boundary maintained, law tuid order restored in that valley below El Paso, and the lands on the American as well as the Mexican sio> of the valley furntehed with an ample supply of water for purposee of irrigation,'—Buffalo Express. modest 1 hat he has to color i't in order to establish its identity, called npain last evening. "I've just been dying to see you, Maud." he gushed, soon as he had got his cane through the parlor door. Maud looked him over with a critic«l.'y unfavorable eye. ' "I see you have," she said,- coldly; 'there's a lot' of it come off on your chin." And young Mr. Cumauphen was «O nbashed that he didn't know what t* nay. But that wasn't anything Tin.—>*. Y. Recorder. Sifter. Jacllsdn'.'-Teiin., July• 30-W. P.-Robertson &"8bns, dry good, and elo'- fa'.led Thursday morninif lor, IB BARNUM'S UONO PROCESSION How Ho Faithfully Kept Hl» fromlMi, "I was traveling with*. T. Barnum once," said Mr. Stow, "long before the railroad shows wero in existence. W« traveled by wagons from town to town iu those days, halting on the'outskirtu of the town to enable the circus people to put on their show clothes am prepare for the parade. We were to show in •; Rmn.ll town in Pennsylvania and I had noticed 'that ft bridge over which the wagons were to pass was weak! I-sent word to Mr. ; B»rnum to put the rhinoceros wagon at the .rear but he did not do so, and aa it wus m odvance it broke the bridge. The show did not reach the town in time to uiak? hiueh of a parade, I . -,-1 ^ '"That n%ht Mr. Barnum 1 was'scatec in the village hotel when £in angry lot of people who were disappointed at the size erf the parade waited upon him;O r " 1 told him that he wan a fraud. " 'How so?' said Mr. Barnum. "'Well,' replied the spokesman foi the crowd, 'yoii advertised two miles of parade.and there was only one.' Yes,' replied Barnum, 'there one mile of parade and-»notber mile of cowed fools following tt. That makes .twomile., doesn't H?'" - Syracuso Courier; .- • ' • . ' _ •: Down OD Him. - Youn'jr Mr- Cum<«uphen, who has on' of the cunnlngest little eream-colorei mustaches in .the world, BO faint am MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. —Between 1S50 and 1S90, the mintBoi the world consumed 9,194 tons of gold and 81,235 tons of silver, the value being £ 1,227,000,000 of .gold and £ 793,000,000 of Biker. \ mastodon's skull, in a. fine Btat of preservation, was dug tip at Buchan"an, Mich., near the Indiana boundary, • few days ago. It measured 2'/ 2 feet in width and has four perfect teeth. The teeth measure about four inches by six tud one-half inches, —Next year the English church will celebrate the 130th anniversary of tlw baptism of the first English king by St. Augustine. The dean and chapter o) Canterbury still hold land in Essex given by King Ethelbert, of Kent, which hu been, in their interrupted possession since 50". —The Hawaiian congress has reoentlj j-.assed in act by which every laxpayei in the islands is compelled to regfctel l.imsolf a.t the tax office, and, in addi tion to the usual entries according fc the Bertilon sjfttem of identification hall leave in the registrar's took thi mprint of his right thumb. —Submarine cables are usually im •*dded in tlie slimy bottom of thcocew jut at certain points they hang-like win jridges over deep submarine valleys, •» hat whales and other largeinhabitafflU of the ocean deep may become danger ous to tlie cable. Once in awhile it iatb "able that becomes dangerous to th< vhales. as recently shown in. an mcci dent to the western Brazilian cables —The British medical trust that 1 conducting a crusade against.Americw practitioners in London, recenU; jrought suit against an American, D» Bridgewater, alleging- that be had "u» awfully, willfully and falsely repw sen ted "himself to be a. doctor of met cine." As Dr. Bridgcwater was show to be the possessor of degrees from. N'ev York and Philadelphia medical college of- international reputation, the tra« not-only tost its «uK, but.bad to pay eo« to anafffrrefrate of nearly $4,000. —An.expcrimentwas recently made J Europe to determine what color in soldier's uniform is the least conspict ODS to an enemy. Of ten men t-wo -wei dressed in light pray uniform, two i lark pray, two in green, two-in d«r blue and 'two in scarlet. All we*e tie ordered to march, off, while a group fl officers remained watching them. Tb flrst to disappear in the landscape wi the lightgray, and next, surprising-«•! may seeni, tlie scarlet. Then follows the dark gray, while the dark blu»«n '.he preen remained visible long <Jta 1) the others had disappeared. BECOMING POPULAR. low tb« r»d to Pr«Mnt the I'Mtor w« • Blejcl*. It is becoming a popular thing fc churches, to. give their pastors bicycl* and the practice is to be commendei For most clergymen in overage bealt there is no better form ol exercise tht wheeling and they h»ve the advanUj over men who »re engaged in businei that they can get their exercise on tl wheel by dayligtot. Biding after d«i to far better than no riding at all, bi the real en joy ment of the bicyoJe-comi when one is'ablc to go out frequent) whence sun Issuing. Herein rou women have the advantages over mo men. Clergymen as a rule have lit* difficulty in BO arranging their aflai: that they may be able to take at least short spin every fine day during the rli Ing season. One of those who have recently be< made the recipients of wheels is a ml who has a strong liking lor athl«t sport*, but who has thought that the could not be much enjr- : * ! - "•"•» UUU1U 11W V^ UJ1TVU %,«.jw v - j£ through the streets of a city in ordfi to reach the park and open countrS He has accordingly, in conversatk| with cycling • friends, been exaltnfj walking as an exercise superior wheeling. He wns, of course, much tonished at the present thrust u] him one evening not long since and hej now careful to explain that be h never said a word against the. bicyc As bis friends felf sure would be t cnse lie has mastered the art. of whci ing with ease and it is'whispered abo his. pariah, that ^before the end oft aeasok he will tryr-.loi7» century ru . For his own.part, he insists that he do . Li _A« 11 *?>£«** AT\-ii"ti> *Vl.a VfVlf the wh< I' he 1 -goes'to flie ; country lor 1 _. a,cr vacation. . , • .»The rector of a church in a town n •100 miles from X.esv -York was great surprised week before last to recei a "cb<?,ck lor '$100 -from; his own vesti inen/with,the request that be iinn dia,tely provide Iritpself with a bicyc •'The order was- placed t-hat day a 'jhre'e days'latler the wheel was at hat .!Tlie'ccleTgymtin'» wife declare* tl when he brought it home he carried Into the house in his arms with «• mil care as If it had been a baby.—N. Tribune.

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