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John Gray's CORNER. On new full goods, While many mor- , enants arc stuck on unseasonable Roods •ad arc iislns every means possible to put tlK'in onto tlictr customers, John Gray comes to the close of the scasou tn grand slmpe an<l Is able to take ad• vantage of the very low Eastern market* for cash and gives his customers dean new fresh goods away Hclow old curled ovsr stock, P. g _co, ne and see the difference. DAILY JOURNAL M>Ushed every day In the ww* (except Monday) by the Logansport Journal Company. «r n WTtTGHT ...•• President JL HAKDY.T.V. 7.V.......... .Vice PreBldem CIW. GRAVES Secretary •. B. BOTER Treasurer Flic* per Annum Vrlce per Month..•....._._. ..K80 .. .40 Offlolnl Paper of City and County. (Entered as aecond-clasa mall-matter at tk« Loganaport Post Ofllce, February 8. THURSDAY, AUGUST 0, 1SOO. REPUBLICAN TICKET. u . W1LUAM McKINLKY <JK. of OIUo. KorVlce-rriwIilent, JBABB1STTA. HOttAKIofSiBlvJewey. '^Fur (Iov«rnor, JAKES A. MOUNT of Monteoinery county For Ueutcninit Governor, •m a HAOGAKU tf rri|.|>ec»no« Comity. For Secretary of Stiite, WILLIAM 1). OWES ofC,«.» County. For Aiulltornf Stutu, AKKKICUSC..DAll.KYor lloone county. For Trriimmir of State, nXD J. SCMOLZ of VitiMlertMirif county. For Attorney finiioriil, •WH.WAMA.KETCMAMorMi.rlon county ForBeportor of Suprnnui Conrt, OHABI.E8f.KKMV of Bartholomew Jtot Superintendent of Public Instruction, ». M. GEKTtsa of MarrlHon county For StHtc Stl»tl»tli:uu, g. J, THOMPSON of Shelby comity. War Judge, of the Ai>]>ell»te Court, Flr»t DlHtrlct, WOODFOBDKOBIKSON of Gib»on county . 8«con<l Dlntrlot, W K. HB»JU« of Ui»h county. Third Dliitrlct, D. W. COMSTOCK of Wayne comity Fourth District, JAMBS II. HI. ACK . of Mm Ion county.. Fifth I>l»trlct, . • T. Z. WILEY of llentoii county .J Elector* at Large, H. O. THAYBR. C1IAS. F. JONES. , . FOK CONGRESS, GEOBGEW.STEELK, For Joint Bepre»ent»tlve, . WILLIAM T..WM-SON of C»«» county. -CHABLES B. LO>«•to. BepreienUtve •Spro.«ontor-CHABLES E. HALE. ' .. or-A.B. DODD itor Coroner-DB. J. A. DOWNEY. iitiuor— JOSEPH BABK. "..lon.r, Flr.t IM.trlot-JOBN om.oner. Third Dl.tHct- ^•BAHAM'SHIDBLEB. COMPARE THEM. "The Bepnbllcan party la uhreserved- . |r for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the - iwjmptton of specie payments In 1870; •fetce then every dollar has been at good ' ' . , - . , . . "Wo are unalterably opposed to every OMftture calculated to debase our cur•', Muy or rmpatr the credit o£ our county. . Vf.e are therefore opposed • to the ftee coinage of silver except by Inter- •tttanal.asrcemcnt with the leading v ....«wbmerclal nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until then such gold standard must be pre- •ecved. "All our silver .and paper currency Binst be maintained at parity with ' fold, and we favor all measures de, Ogned to maintain inviolably the obli- ->' ,,/fittoM of the United Stales and all our •wney, whether coin or paper, at the ,-, pwaenit standard, the standard of the ,;*»o*t enlightened 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 the aid or consent of any • «ther nation. We demand that the ..«tandard sliver 'dollar shall be a full .: ; legal tender, equally 'with gold; for all :. -4lebt8, public' op'd private/and we favor mich legtalation as will prevent the • Demonetization of any blind of legal ten,:..-*« money by : prlvatc 'contract.— Dcmo- • '•, title- platform; '•.;.-. : ;; .,.' ' : We demand free and unlimited ;coln- : -<«e of silver and gold nt the present le- ; f»I ratlo'of 10'. to I.— Fopultet platform, •"' '. M02. "'•"•'••••' i :•••: •*'••••'•' •••'•/-'••'• -' ' , ^'.Vi' "We holir-to'tbe nsebfjoo.th' Bold and ",.',' ..«ilvOT as Jhe'-s^ndarcl, •money, of "the ':'•' amntry, and to the coinage of both gold • . ;«od ' allver, without ' discriminating •gainst elther.metal'or^charge for mlnt- ••• tige,- but 'the dollar unit of coinage of J»tt metals mtuit tx> of equal intrinsic •nd exchongeuble value or by adjusted thrtniBh tatemational, agreement or by '• nph mfegriards of legislation as -shall tnrarc the maintenance pf.,,the parity '•;, »f the' two metata and the equal po-wer '„ *f «T»I r dollar at all times In the mark ninnd' that nil p'nper currency" shall'be' kept; at: par with and redeemable In such .coin.'WE'MUST INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ESPECIALLY NECESSARY FOK THE PROTECTION OF THE FARMERS AND LA-, BORING CLASSES, THE- FIRST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VICTIMS OF UN-STABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY.- Deinocr.itle platform, 1S02. /;.'. WHAT WILL KOLT.OW. ,v,'^In 1S4i.'.'au act wax PII.WIM! tn whlc.h'.' «!Kn slJvor coins"nlMilI l*>ss current as money' wiUnta the United Mures,...ii'iul. be' rm-lviililo by tale, for the pii.ynieii.t; of nil de.bts and dcinwals, n.t tlie niitvs : liillai' dollars and ttte dollars of Mexico; Peril iviid Bol'iVibi, of no,t less tlui-n \i tJuU liino the .rallo, coiniui-reliil and lejsiJ, wui 10 to 1. All tho foreign dollars immi'lonoil arc hcsivler.llm.il tlij> Aniicrlrti.ii r«Uvw dollar, and of as great a detrrpo of ttuonws, nnd yi't, nt,rliar time, .Miey were only t/ikeu nt .1.00 cents. Tl>e silver In tlie American silver dol- Itu 1 , 41-'X' (Trains \vns woi-tli 100 cents. dollius. Hue dolliirs nt Mexico, Peru, nud BoUvln, where the silver Iwisls 's bon«w.!i fiituuiidiil uusonnxlmcsss. are thIt- em to 11* country at Hw value of the huimcm contotoed in, tlic coins, or nlioiit. ri5 ceirts. In those stiver countries, t.lio Anwrtcjin. silver' dollar, the bullion value of whicli Is about 53 cents, te talc- cm at 100 cunts. WJiy ils Hils? Because tilie sound and worl'd-aecoptod stnndsipd, cold, Is bo- •litaul it, sustatasBiT its tender value. In tlie event oC tlie.piwSHgc ot a froe- nilTcr law in tbfei country, moaning n cluimKO.to a silver standard, all Hie wad: itoj,' cojnuries will adrt a financial provision something Uke thils: "Tlic following forelgin silver calme sltnll pass wvnrenit, rand be recelvnble by tiilc'at the mtos tbllowing: the dollars of Mexico, Perm fin'C Bolh-ln, and the pillar doiiir ot Spain, ot not loss than 807 thon&UMttl« Jm flnaiess, nut! 415 grains .In weielit, at 53 oonte each, and the dol- liu-of the Unilited Shi.tee, of not less tlian 900. tineiKiss, aud 412'X- sraLns in ^ nt ,18 ctarts eneh." Candidate Bryan Is the same mail •ivlio ehouldered Mr. Wilson, now fcir r KOttcn, and carried Idui at tlie licad of a wild procession of Democratic Congressmen, after the speech of Wilson ou the bill that would have borne his name had It passed as Bryan insisted.U should. Mr. Bryan has never a word to say this year on the tnrlC question, but .the pcpplc know hta as .the enemy .:of the policy tn « worfetngmcn have .Cor years voted for. They, will .turn ; Jilin !down In November, If only because he Is a free trader, a rabid one,l>e«ldewhav- Ing dangerous ideas oh nnnnco, as might be expected of a boy with little but the gift of gai> to win him prominence. There L* no such thing, nor did tlie "money of tlie Constitution" ever exl.»i, except In the minds of the men who'ffre interested 'in the return to unlimited froe coinage 'of depredated sliver. The Constitution made no reference to kinds, of money! Wampum .Is" as much the money of the.Constitution asM 10 to 1 sUvcr. The Constitution simply aaye, "Conpross shall have the power..to win monej'." The documpnt could .scarcely be taken to mean thnt dishonest money might be 'coined If a dishonest Congress was placed in-power.''The 15 to ^silver dol'lais were much nearer the niean- *ns o* *he Constltutilloii than, are i the coins, now .advocated. . . - . : The silver owirtor, be lie ever so deeply learned In the subject; though he has exhausted tb*'question and delved to the deplflw of the fountain of facts ou money, can iisc none of his mass of information, .for the. reason that facts, plain unvarnisilied truths would kill hla cause. Thus W happens that the Fopu cratic- speakws,, as ; ln .former, j-eaw deal In. generalities of a foamy inconsis tency, relying upon the prevaillug b'ut passing humor of the people 1 for success. One slight success wafi made by those means while the people w*re in a bad.humor, .but no sort.of distemper will Induce them to again .trust .false prophets. • • : ' • • ' . It Is not at all probable that the next House will have a majority favorable to the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1. When !t becomes n.demonstrat- ed fact that,Hiere.Is no.danger, of this .country adopting the; silver, staridard; In conducttag^tne- business of the. .country, prosperity, will.-.-come : ngaln ^and, -with Ipwef, tases-on'the, ncctssni'les of l.lfe. every kind of business will boom.again. -Pharos editorial; March .12, 'OK.'. '• • • ,• —.'MM . I .. '" '-..'.. •'' • .Some. one.hM eaid,- "Ibis a.slgttUlcaut .fact that the'price* of wheat >nd Wie price 6'f .silver,'.reached low. water mark on the same, day: There'1« nothing signi.fl.oiqt: l'i» thai fact, more tha'n.,th.ere is in the other fact fhat, wheat was .almost at high yratcr mark in £800:92, ar.d silver -was then, -and, has 'been, since,, dtefldlly-^ declining rbecnnse-of the surplus production above the world's de-i mnnd. . ... .... ",'' One milllon'.sllver'dollars were coined' by the. United States in June, 1896. ,' All thougli^fulipersou\ realize tho fact lat'tihe 'atfitude'j'of the Bo-oallod'.riew Democracy at tliis' limo is menacing to the peace and welfiiro of the nation, but there is no cuuso for the 'earnest, iinoere friends of good government to feel dismuyed-becn'use a restless and reckless fuotibii' : ifi 'erijnyiiig a brief sea-' sou of almost unexampled folly.' There is no viole^uD,-!*- trath Hi. spying that, the men whV'dirccteil tho action of tho' Chicago conyoutioii-'arQ. ouemie» of the.; republic. Th'el^'rrfiieediiigs ..werie doni'' hmtod by incendiaries like Altgold and .Tillinun, and the ]X>licy r>u which they we bent is^naiiifostly. so- destructive thnt tho. sober • ?elise.'ali(i- judgment of i ,tho country will effectually repudiate them and their crai-.y-horse ifras and herosk'S at the.proper ^-tiroo and in the proper wiiy.. " s Tlie "most'stalwart of Republicans iiaviiuevcr insisted that tho DomoCTutiorjmrtjfi>was wholly aiid irredeemably Dttd.^Tho'rruth of'history stands in the way 'of-such -asweepin'st' allegation, .;.• , ,. : ... •.'-•;::,;;'. v':';:" The secession movement and the cruel war of rebellion that ensued are incidents in the national life for which Democracy -i» . »e<»p6ii*iiblo in o sense,., but the"-entire'-peiA*ni«io party, wnfe by no means guilty ot treasonable conduct. There were thousands of "war Democrats" whohclpod tn preservathe'Union;.! and' the samo^/Wic of loyalty •that, prompted .theui'io.o.ppos'o...tho.rebel,.coh-; spirncy. whicli viol'ejitly' iis^rt_ed : it8elfj, in 18C1 will animate fens of thousand* to tnru their bucks un Altfieldism and Tillmiiuism in this 'emergency. \-It will not bo uecessary.jtOjimploro them to co-. operate with tho_ Republican party, in the campaign to inUintain the nation's credit and uphold-the dignity and honor of the people in--opposition.,to-, an irrational crusade, They know their duty and they will do it without' being urged. As im evidence 'of"this trend 'of senti- 1 mout already apparent, -the opinions of icores'of hithert?a;.stalwart Democratic newspapers might.,bo ..qROted. For the present we shaU;.refer to but'one in particular—the Lonisviile .Conrior-Journai, itho most powerful 1 journal in the south. Its editor, Mr.1: Henryi.Watterson, has long 1 enjoyed the .distinction of being foremost among.,the great, loaders of Democracy in this country, 'but ho -has" vigorously opposed the'silver heresy "from the beginmug:''lu. ( an ; inspired; editorial printed'in'its issue'of Tuesday,' July 7 (the da.y",tho"'Pom6cratic national convention 'met' at Chicago), under the head, "Die's iraeV'the Courier- Journal said: 1 '.-' '"' •• "Today begins a convention whoaff action is to close 'for years the career ot the Democratic party. . ' "That party, founded in those, prin-, ciples whoso eBtabliihmeht and'main; tenanco have been, und' must bo, indispensable to the perpetuation of self-gov{ ernment, has fallen into'the'control'-of a wild mob, which madly casts aside •every consideration" of the\party's in- gpiration and origin, history aridrherit- age, and frantically sacrifices all in-a prostitution-of the pnrtyfii.fluanclal rec'- ord and integrity to the inganest craze for flatism that ever afflicted a civilized people.. .-.; • : . -i.. • ' ' | • "Moved by this, monomania, have, flocked to Chicago';-.todfty tbe^'Beds'. cjf ,the republic; the disjiatisfied:>an'd : nnBUCt oossful of all classes;.tho. ne'er-do-well* in practical affairs: .the broken down hack politicans of ;r all;.parties; Poppjis^t 'olvwerg-of' the-;,winbow; the. chronib rebels against established ..law and' government; the avaricioui* kings of tha west; the Booiali8t8 e ;tUe,patortialiBt«,the communists, the agpw-ians, the anarch;-, iits, the sand-lottera, t : Ue..w»lking-dele-' gates, the trampa.of, j>ll ; l)olitical creed*,'' 'the political ad*entnrers-. whose •ofe > pursnit in life i« jmbliq' qfflce rejtardle& of political creed; and, .most' pathetJc i)t all, .the honest deluded.",.yiptima, who. have been deceived into.believing,, thit there is soma'magio.jn th«.goyernment> decree sought ln,.yain;iince visionarilp*. dreamed of the v p,urse,pf FortunatuB, went in que«t v C^.K Dorado or invok»d .the power o* M*?oi.' -'.,," '''." . J,. , "Aird this;'inbtley ; «rew, ieizing. .t^e' stanch old D!em<9?'at'<','^»ip, will iwarnt" her deck* and set: her 'soils, straight; ft* the reefs. ,They ( wiil.tear.down Ihe cjld' flag and nail to.the.'inast- an. alien .device, underwhich'they.wiU'Bteer to dis^ gracpand;di8M^rl ' ' "'.' • :; ' _'' s "" "For defeat as'the result of thV con-" 'vontibn wh'ich mpets today Is inevitable:: It'willeome, rest assured, in Novenibflr, inglorious and crushing. But if, tiironjih any inloolced -for deyelopmenfc, tfte ticket to be pntidrth'ae' Chicago should be elected, it wonld-mean even a greater disaster to the .Democratic/ party; than defeat at the bollotj'bpx.'.Vfor'with the. rnih which Ench^k vicftry .wonld\, bring, the party, resppnsrble tot. it would ..be; consigned to',an.,exile r.f or. longer, and .more odious .than would, follow its fail-v oreatthepolli.!,',. . .•: ,. , ! ...;',•:. ..; A REPETITION , OP HWTOH.I. j . Democratic 'political' hilrtory is''hftvifag Its repetition. :.The;stomy',eyent»'of the Gharlesion' cpnyentibntiiattpnn'dediii]p., in'a ppUticaVdivorcef of the/party' iin'd/ a '''-' 1 ' j •Jit* connterpart.^ ph'icigb v ]iB't WeSk -in' the wi r d west pi*gi«nni'e of 'the'- free. silver foresee, and'the Vegardle«s «tyle in: which ' tiine-ho'fflirM''-pt t ece4entt^were nailed to the cro*ir."' Tiu&an,"'of iSoath. Carolina, led the" southern' ftr«-eat«ri, and aided *y Altgeld;^ "ti^ mflltonairt; »narohlit gOT«rnOraf~Illlnoi«, the oon*' Tentton too'tlc* ol isaO.jwre 'rt-entcted In 1896. "Dixie" and ,' ; jfr M»rj>nd" n'ft& the inBpiiiiig• innsio;: at' 1 us it was 'at Olijcagci Tho aouttiornnre-. tater at Charleston %-os the:botter Dem- ncrat byhavjug been in this' interval'the southern brigadier. The domination of the'south was as conspicuous at Chicago an it was at 'Charleston, and the alternative to- the "northern conservatives was to b'o'w'to 'flic 1 cringing hinge's of .the knee or "git." The crack 'of the slave whip at-Gliarleston gave nil echo in November that dVovo these national enemies of g6bil : ' ; goveriimeiit from, national administration, and although near 40 years have elapsed since that event,. the ro-ouactmeut of such extraordinary usurpations, will t& visited .with more pronounced.'populiu: condemnation as soon as this patriotic people are given their November opportunity to pass judgmeut. , vv< ., r .. •,-, ,. . . . A COMl'AI^USOJ*.^ OF UECOttDS. No more.trnfiifoi ^listoiy of; the Republic exists clhtiKlg' written in fiie platform of tho-Republican party since it .wrc>t'eJts3Iagua charter in 1850, and gave its pioneer banner to General John C.' Fremont;; "the "• "nftthfiuder"—free homes to millions by virtue of tho homestead' laws; the war of the rebellion crushed; Slavery!' etriaiicipated; recon- etrtictiou effected on the basis of universal liberty and a new nationality; renewed, an industrial "'Higheit ''ot ati ^isi teivening Poww.--- Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE policy based on protection to American labor; a n«i.y aud'snorlern navy created; indi^dual'" prosperity, and national prowess unequalled in tho world's history; tho public debt reduced every month;.a revenue that supported tho government with its growing necessities, and 'pWrtaWa surplus sufficient to cancel bonds and indebtedness.. Contrast this.with the blight of a few brief years of. Democratic iucompetency, and then can you. conclude' that the grand old party.is the Republican party, whose wisdom'noverjfnils. whose policy never errs. . ,-;-. ; .••, - ^ UAH " 1BCSINJ5SS POLIOS. Wha,t farmer is there that could sue- cessfnUy.fc-llowj his occupation year in and year,, out if, tho expenses of his labors and the.; provisions for "his family exceeded his., income? Would it not be a question of a very brief time until the sheriff .wouljl sell, his place, and he be a renter?'' 'For the ''past four years, under the operations of.tho Democratic industrial policy v th'e expenses of the govern- .meiif; have.ex.oeeded the receipts to such att'extent that'bonds have hod to be sold scnii-nmiually or 'of tener to pay current eipeiises and sustain the credit of the nation. '. The principles underlying the managemeut'pf-!.a successful form .ore the same, only.' enlarged and broadened, when applied: to' government. Provide. sufficient rey'euue for the government . and prosperity \vill"' have moved many : notches forward.' ' ' When, in the history of tho republic, did the people ever realize -.the. fruition -of any promise^! reform from the Demo" cratic 'party? 'The "clover" we were to 'have with "four more years of Grover" harvests out as parched grass. The picturesque oratory of free trade ; adyocates that- influenced so many fromjhe eoh'a foun'dntaons'.of .Republican, protection has>proveh'the!>dolusion of a fainted ship upon a painted, ocean." /.If. tho changing of -our industrial policy from protection.tcijrree. trade prpduqes a paralysis, ; o|t.l>asiUfip8 in foor 'years, what would'' Democratic shystering ; : bring to the.conntry inltafar more destr^ictive and visfouary : scSe'me.of. repndistipn by ch'anpng.'%e>Btondards,aridi, 'flying in •the face of the commercial and^civilized world with.;it».grptesque:progenyof free ' ' ' -, thp ;pemocnwic newspapers have .bean ,q,uotiijig. Charles.T. Doxey of Anderson',''. IridV'a*, favoring .thev.free coiiuigaof siivSi;, 'but he 'eip'lains'thafc . he advocates 'tfoat policy only to : the-,ei- tent that' tie :Jooin-....vaine of the .white 'metal mayv^'kept at parity witty gold. In other wprjJs, Major Doxey is right in line with the' ^Republican party on the money Question:''' He favors .the great- eet'possible nse pf silver as a circulating . medium j but ,.is^ righteously pppbsed to any 'and every proposition, Ipoldng to the debasement of the flnnncial : sys(em of the UnitedfStates. • -' • .... Mexico, Japan and China are three ;conBpicup.u8'free silver, nations. In not i one.df,theB.elcpuntries. does the laboring .man fare bettor than., did slaves before the rebellion,,' .W.ago'8 are' on the. level of serfdom,. the^currency is depreciated. and conditions continually sinking from bad to worse/ Tho; arch enemy of labor. is a f ree.sUver standard. It reduces, the pnrch i asing:p9wer of the .dojlni; and.like- wise'lowers, the .-wage paid the- Jailer, ' Sound money; tSh'e.'ronunercuU worl'd's standard', is ; th'e'rpck'.of 'agW.upon whicli capital ond ; labor.; hand ; In Sttfidy-mnst .stand, if we ; arc'; to. prosper as a*whole' •people. 1 ••-'":. '" ' : ' ' ' '•.-.'•.. •• •'• : 't-Th'e lIeW'.yQrk : Suii.has bblted, th ^ : ftee silver fanaticism: -of -its .'party and '''''''' .•snppor', money, party;-' XThe.editoriof The^nn'ia Charles A, : Dana, 'who. .was .assistant g the rebellion^ -but a-Ownpcrat-of.Tthe old I Jacksontan, way, pf-iihinklng.;;. ^ Dana predicte,,,»» majority',.^ iSOOipOO^ior. .McKinley i in. "Kew-Ttgfc. : '.'n.r.;- •'. .'-/'"•• ' :.: '. - " ; " . ' "\viwii'*¥er44tijr'"HiU '••peaks . of .not •oroMittffbrlilgfl* natfl he. comes to them he ov«rli»k*ii.the : .fact that the free ril- v«rite*.hwbwned^ att- the^mocratio bridge* to 'preTent.,them v ftom being 'crowd.; .', •'-'- ' :.--. ' ' ""•-...• PLANTS AT NIAGARA. Studies of a Botanist Around thn Great Cataract Many V*rletl«« •( FUwen An Found U tb< Sc»nt Boll of the Kooky Rotlon— The Oand of M»n Not Naceiurr. Nature never fails to give us her overtones when she plays her great symphonies, any more than do the great composers. We caonot fail to cntch the softening 1 and mellowinp thus leJit to the-musical strain, for hearing is involuntary, but we must so often bo taught to see what is right before ns, and our teacher? are so few, that we not infrequently miss all but the most dazzling- part of the outdoor picture. The devotee of field science is never more aware of this than OD visiting Niagara Falls. Staging a fortnight ago on Prospect Point, perhaps the most striking scenic spot in the world, I leaned over the edg-e of the sheer nnd partly overhanging wnll and looked down, not at the great, sheet of water, but at the rocks that continue the gorge northward. There is often scarcely a handful of soil to the square foot, and sometimes apparently none at all on the face of the great precipice, yet it is clothed with wild plants almost from top to bottom. So hidden are they by the perpendicular wall and the artificial coping above it that many of them are hard to make out, but new discoveries are made at every change of position. The columbine, Aquilcgia Canadensis, loves the spot.so well that Its bright red blossoms appear sometimes after they have disappeared from gardens. The plant is the most venturesome and hardy of any there, and appears in a rock crevlcn . where nothing else but the bare wall i* seen. It is difficult to understand how it subsists or 'even clings to the wall; but it i« content and holdsout no hands for sustenance except, to the humid air. .One or two wild roses are there, and the wild gooseberry ser-ds up sturdy stems near the top of the wall. A Spiraea, probably tomentose, is at home, aud golden rods, Rhus toxicodendron and probably Khus raiicans, as-it is every- : wherc about the falls, and Ampelopsis quinquefolia. Creepers are rampant, • hardly less so than in the woods on. Goat island, where the mid grape attains great size and rune f risly over the tops of quite tall trees. The .wild grape on the edge of the gorge was just setting ita crop and. showed a luxuriance .of bunches that wo^ld charm a vineyordist.. Bittersweet and Solanum Dulcamara are also there. These vines do not venture far down the wall, as they need soil, but tliey are in the spirit of the place, and arc-seer, rising from its base, and sometimes, making their way far up the moist surface, while the. Aquilegia and some smaller greenery that it is hard to make out In the distance crop out of every Beam and ridge and terrace from base to summit. It is'this acceptance of, the wild spirit of Niagara that makes its flora so acceptable. -The soil is naturally thin and sterile, so that the effort to ^nrn the river bank on the. mainland into a cultivated park is so far indifferently successful, and the ambitious evergreens that were planted on Both/island are all gone. But this makes no.differ- ence with the wild plants;, they nourish everywhere'and are as indifferent to the soil as any but actual air plants can be. The wildest of our- native plants do not yield naturally to cultivation, be• cause they, demand atmospheric conditions that cannot be transplanted' . with them. The result is that they linger awhile out of their native element and'then disappear. LetNiagara/ pretty generally idone and it will never. want for flora that^is, appropriate, to it. There is very doubtful^eed of the forest tree nursery that is made^diB- figure a part of Coat island; or~~*bo! thicket of snowberry, Symphoricarpus- ' raoemosus, Ihut' begins to shut in the; drive from'Bulb island.—T,aiden : and '.'.'forest. . .. ' . • KANT'S WINDLASSES. Th» Singular WemoniitnrtloB of the Gar• ' amn Philosopher;' Kant, the German metaphysician, was a singular being. The English writer Thomas de Quiiicy made close observation of Kant's personal peculiarities and frequently dwelt upon one of them-' ivith intense amusement. Kant, amongst other studies in tho art of taking care.of himself, avoided ordinary'gaiters. He permitted no lip- 1,'aturo. to'be placed o'n any part of his body, fearing.to-hinder in the slightest degree the circulation of the blood. • He found It necessary at the same tftne to k«p.up his stockings. Accordingly be -had .loops, attached: to them,, 'and outside eaohi hip he. wore ft contrivance which may.be.palled a box windlass". These affairs somewhat re- :eeinbled an angler's reel with a spring, 'which' secured the line atiany'given .point. '•' '••••'-• - v • '•• '• •• Behold Kant then expounding his philosophy to • select!circle of disciples. IlkoHhe famous counsel who could not state his arguments without twistlnf 8 bit ot twine, &mt w«k«d the winaUsses as he talked. The ides, of this grotesque fancy .BO 'tickled de Qulncy th«t "be often Tinkered on the odd sight it must have been to observe the muter "payin? out the cable" or hauling in/the slack" by nid of this curious machinery . — \ outa * Companion. _ ^ _ _ NICHOLAS II. 'S OBJECT LESSON. H« Bldei on B Street t»r to Show Uto Ufflcvrt That It Iio't • Dlffnct. Nicholas 11. of lius&ia has bad some trouble in bending the stiff-necked military etiquette of St. Petersburg regiments to suit bis rather liberal ideas. He is not popular with the army, as were the three Alexanders, despite his gifts of rcading'-rooms and dining- halls /to crack regiments, and therefore the innovations he recommends are introduced very slowly. Ever since he ascended the throne, for instance, Ife has been trying to discredit the notion tiat an. army officer may not ride with propriety in a common street car. The army officer in St. Petersburg has long been supposed to be too rich and powerful and too far superior to civili»ns to associate with the ordinary street-car crowd. One of the few untitled officers in the Russian capital ventured a few weeks ag-o to ride in a street car to his barracks. It was a presumptuous and courageous act for he had to alight before the crack cavalrymen's casino of the city. It proved to be a very indiscreet act, too, for his fellow, officers at once took him to task for disgracing- his uniform, refused to listen to the citations of the czar's remarks on the subject, and eventually .afterdays of persecution, began urging on him the propriety of resigning his commission. In his distress the persecuted .officer turned to a friecd in the ministry of war, who brought the whole affair to the czar's notice. It was four o'clock In the afternoon when Nicholas heard the story. He at once put on a. dark suit, ordered his adjutant to do the same, a.nd together they went to lie upot where the persecuted officer had taken a car. They boarded a car, rode on it to the barracks, alighted, boarded a returning car, and went back to the palace. The- czar wrote out a brief account of his little trip, and added to it the inquiry: "Am I still worthy to wear the uniform of a Russian offloer?" He Biffncd the document "Nicholas" 1 and sent it to the colonel of the persecuted officer's regiment. Since ..then there has been peace" nt the officers' quarters of that regiment, and the nun who rode on ahorse car has been treated with the deference belonging to on*> who pulls wires at court. Perhaps -Nicholas got his idea of an object lesson in this cose fromEmperor .Trancis Joseph, of Austria. Thn em- jjeror heswd several year* ago that hi» -officers 3n Vienna were agitated over .-the -question of the propriety of riding in omnibuses. He remarked impatiently that this was a weighty subject for large brains and should be settled .before anybody's mind broke down under iit. He lien put on full uniform, took •with him an adjutant In full uniform, and had an omnibus ride. Theridewas reported in the newspaper* and the question of propriety was settled. — N. Y. Sun. _ . THE USEFUL PETTICOAT. Alpaca and 8»twn . Ar* the M»Mrlmts Sow Utrd. : Nowadays we seem to hear more of petticoats than in the days gone by. Both black and white moreen pettico»t« in the godet shape are worn to keep the dress: skirt 'flaring, but I cannot advise them on account of the weight. Black. white and colored silk petticoats are of plain, striped and figured taffeta;' they arc usually Ihree yards wide, though the extreme ones are over four, well ruffled, and finished with a velveteeu .binding. Alpaca .and sateen are. also mode vip with ruffles of the same or of silk, but sateen is apt to cling so un- plfOBontly 'that the' moired percalinu i» : preferred. This is sufficiently stiff to stand out, la light in weight and hau the soft .rustle of silk.. The. transparent snmmer gowns are-usually worn over a petticoat and corueVcover of white or :-floJored percaline or sateen, as taffeta. sjik-i»>-tjjo. expensive for general wr.ir. French -dressmakers make princemse slips of white for such purposes. The cheapest, petticoats are those of striped seersucker: Luster wool of a wiry nature miikes a serviceable .petticoat for traveling and outing-, as it shakes the due t and will not crush. White muslin and cambric petticoat* are only worn in the house with thin summer gowns, BO they are' very dainty with their trimmings of lace and embroidery. _Some of these are five yards' wide and ruffled to the knees; with the faintest bit. of stnrch, as,a,white.skirt must not rustle. though one. Qf- «ilk or percaline should have this faint sound. — Ladies' Bone Journal* • . Vj _ ,*. • •; • :•• , -- ..... .LW.....F How tbe Shmit-WM Amk«Md> : • . : -An oiausing story .is ioldlr'of how the- bte shah-fell aslee'p.wJbenheahouldhave, been th* chief .gy«t;nt tt reception. In- Persia it is tie gprieniHj$lleltll»t»_ person awakened,.- from * «J«ep «rft- fers grievous injury, "MiA.t]Mt JU**n« to bring bad lucki Wh»t.w«i to ba done? No one dared awiSen the shall, and y*t, ; « h* was riot awakened, moA Uius misaed" the reception, he woulij b* rfuriou v»n«?.pOTn»p« decapitate some one. Finally. ••bappy ; idea, wsi^devel- 0nea.iA'bra»» band was d'ispatched to .tte »h*'s noting place with speclsJ, mstructfoni io the "bm»s drum. Thepe- " ' .. . •woke in a,few moments, «ud went to tb« receptlon : .w*lold8n'Dn"ys.