The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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fcgntjh* e or fffcetfce* ta M*poM»bTe for the pay. tlrtt rtfnilna to tsko ieal* from the pt>sttffU«. or m ttflmltal ior a frim* WIM.TAM, of Germany, has jntisswned the artist, Anton von "Werner, to paint a picture representing •tin emperor, the German princes and tb* army officers in the act of congrat- tdaiing the late Count von Moltke upon completion of his ninetieth birth- IOWA STATE NEWS. THK princess of Wales having ordered Ifcer photographer to place likenesses of "ttte royal family on a set of her daintiest •china, the idea has been caught up by tha public, and all England is engaged in embellishing choice crockery with family likenesses. New York, too, is -following suit. A DISCOVERY more curious than any •other yet made with the Lick telescope is the recent one of a new moon. Since <he first hint of the discovery many observations have been made, all tending to confirm the original impression, to--•wit: That this particular satellite of 4h« greatest of the planets is double—a' •dot of a moon revolving around the jmain moon. THK North American Commercial Co. "doesn't propose to be barred out of Behring sea during the sealing season •without insisting upon its legal rights •and being made good for all losses that ifc may sustain by their violation. A .protest to this effect was filled with Acting Secretary Spaulding of tho •treasury department the other day by Mr. N. L. Jeffries as counsel for the •company. A MAN at Jansen, Fla., will realize $9,000 this year from an acre of pineapples, while Maj. Ryals, of Chatham (county, Ga., has a truck farm of 125 «cres near Savannah, which yields him 919,000 a year. His chief crop is Irish potatoes, of which he has eighty acres. In addition, he raises cabbages, toma- tocs, beans, cucumbers, onions, and •other small vegetables. His income Jrom onions is 8700 an acre. ACCOHDING to Commission Harris, ••who is an educator of long experience, the south has made wonderful progress In. the matter of public education during- the past fifteen years. The amount -of money expended for public schools -during that period has doubled and the .•school enrollment has increased 100 per cent., while population has increased only 20 per cent.—which shows - that public instruction is rapidly gain- -ing' on population. Soans of the deepest wells in the "United States are within the limits of the state of Pennsylvania, the deepest being- that at Homewood, a suburb of Pittsburgh, which, on December 1, 1880, had reached a depth of 4,018 feet, when the tools were lost and the drilling ceased. The Buchanan farm well, in Hopewell township, Washington county, is 4,303 feet deep. The Eush well, also belonging to the Niagara Oil Co., in Washington county, was abandoned at 8,800 feet. Clmlned to the Spot. A young man stopped within the 8hel* ter of a doorway in t)es Moities to 1 ght a cigar. His damp shoes rested upon the iron doorplate and one hand happened to come in contact with t?*e iron post at his side. The post in txirn was in contact with tho line of wire that supplied the current to a group of incandescent lamps. The young man was instantly chained to the spot. He screamed for help, but was unable to move. He remained in his uncomfortable position for several minutes until night watchman came along- and Bulled him away. Results of liable*. A terrible state of affairs exists in ,he southern part of Franklin county. About two weeks ago a rabid dog massed through the neighborhood, bit- ng horses, cattle and sheep, since which twenty-five cattle have died, besides a number of horses. A steer be- .onging to John Maxwell was among the number thus killed, and John summoned his brother Frank to help skin it. In doing this they took the infection, and now the former is dead, while the latter was a raving maniac, chained in his own cellar. An Appeal for Aid. Five hundred people were rendered homeless and destitute in Cherokee by the flood. The resources of the citizens had been taxed to the utmost to meet the. requirements of these people. Outside aid must be given to avert untold hardship, and Mayor D. H. Bloom has issued an appeal to the public for such. Contributions may be sent to Mayor Bloom, who will acknowledge the receipt and place it in the hands of a responsible executive committee which has been appointed to distribute aid. Found Dead on the Road. S. D. Walsh, a prominent young farmer and postmaster at Knum, Jefferson county, was found dead in the road in the vicinity of his home the other morning. He was seen alive about 10 o'clock the previous night, %vhen he started for home. Some suspicion of foul play was entertained, as the horse he was driving was not a vicious ono and his wounds were such as could not be inflicted by falling from his buggy. Scores of Hogs Die of Cholera. Hog cholera has broken out with unusual severity in several localities in Black Hawk county. The worst reports come from Eagle township, 15 miles -south of Waterloo, near the Grundy county line. One farmer had lost his entire herd of spring pigs, only six remaining out of over 100. The disease seemed to affect the young animals the most, and rt was aggravated by long-continued cold rains. The Election Was Illegal. It has been discovered that Boone's late election, at which it was voted to issue §10,000 worth of -bonds to build a new schoolhouse, was illegal. When Boone and Boonesbwro were consolidated in 1SS7 the respective school districts remained separate, and as the law commands that when two cities consolidate their school districts must also be combined, the act of the Boone electors is without effect. A RAQINdStftlil(ii|, Liverpool Journal of Commerce sees considerable good for the world at large coming out of the unsettled con. dition of affairs in South America. It ^sees that abotit all the practical knowl- . edge the world has of the behavior of modern war-ships it owes to the numer- > otss wars on the southern half of the '. Western Hemisphere. It insists that the science of international jurisprudence also owes many of its best lessons to the bloody disputes of these South -.American states. v - A. J. McKEOWN, son of the millionaire oil producer, John McKeown, and who •was drowned near Washington, Pa., together with two companions, was prob- .ably the richest young man in Pennsylvania. He enjoyed a princely income which he spent with a lavish hand. In his younger clays his father offered him £10,000 to stop smoking cigarettes, and subsequently raised the amount to $20,000, with the understanding that the boy should abstain from the use of to- "bacco in any form. This offer young .McKeown refused. DB. ADAMETZ, a Swiss scientist and 'social philosopher, has been doing some remarkable work in the line of expert census taking. By an ingenius system of districting and redistricting he was enabled to correctly take the census of a gramme of cheese, which was found to contain 90,000 inhabitants. Continuing- his canvass with the microscope for 70 days, he found that the inhabitants had meanwhile increased to 800,000, when their multiplication ceased, population, having in Malthusian phrase ..reached "the limit of subsistence." ' THERE isn't the least doubt but that Cape Cod is gradually being eaten up by the greedy ocean. Less than one hundred years ago a light house was placed on the headland by the government. The original deed calls for a plat of ten acres in extent. At the present time the enclosure embraces hardly six acres. On a point just north of the marine sta-; tlons at Highland light the face of th^ "bluff has moved in nearly two hundred .and fifty feet in the last seven years. .. At this rate it is only a question of 'time • when Cape Cod will be a thing of the •past. Rescued from Tramps. Two little boys of Mr. Mosby, of Mount Pleasant, aged 13 and 10, were decoyed away from home by tramps about two weeks itgo. The parents spent much time and money looking- for them. They were found in a neighboring town, where they had wandered after escaping from the tramps, who compelled them to beg on the streets. Under Water. Reports place the loss by tho flood at Sutherland at .575,000 to 'buildings alone. Seventy miles of Illinois Central track are submerged in water, causing a loss of £100,000. Advices from Correctionville say that the place was under water, and at Aiuvlia the water stood (3 feet deep in the streets. buttons adopted by the confederate navy have been very- highly priz- - ed IB the south since the war as relics, - and as they are of very pretty design — xt crossed anchor and cannon — they : iutve, where they could be obtained, been adopted by many for use as vest , atnd cuff buttons. The rarity has •caused them to be in very active demand, but they now seem destined to become a drug <pn the market, as a gen- tieman in Norfolk, Va., has received a tetter from the%firm in London which «uade them duruig the war, stating •that it still hag th}> dies and eon furnish i ijj News nt liner. Humeston has raised §5,000 to improve her normal college. The (3-year-old son of John Eckstein, of Davenport, was drowned in Duck creek. The recent reduction of salaries in the Des Moines schools has caused a good many of the teachers to resign. Many teachers in the East Des Moines schools have resigned because their salaries were reduced. An enormops peach crop is anticipated in the vicinity of Keokuk. The livery barn of Dan Probasea at Dunlap was destroyed by lire and twelve horses perished. The yi heel Scruper Company at Mount,/Pluasant has been granted a charter and will light Mount Pleasant by electricity. Ttye little (1-year-old son of John Eckstein was induced by an older boy to , go swimming in Duck creek at Davenport and was drowned. /There are nine couples in Madison Bounty who have been married over ifty years each. / The wife of a Keoknk man led him out of a saloon by the ea\- and then demolished the barroom mirror and several glasses with a broom handle. Jens llansen, an innocent farmer from Pennsylvania, was relieved of $50 by a confidence man at the transfer depot in Council Bluffs on the check racket. Dr. Sumner B. Chase, one of the oldest and most eminent physicians of northern Iowa, died g-t his home in Osage. A man named Rood, of Sioux Center, found a neighboring man talking to his wife and made for him with a neck- yoke. Bath men were badly punished before they could be separated. Eood was jealous without cause. The coroner's jury investigating the accident at Coon Rapids by which four persons were killed and many injured declared the wreck was due to the act of some person in placing a tie on the track. An Italian laborer had bee» w- i-ested. ttlver low-tin tf> DnHfrfej* bf Itiuti- of ft KnrtarU City Sub- DHv«,t from Thcii- H6rtea fay Ml»h — Gov. liotefl Ash* tot Aid for Suf- forerft At Cherokee, IA. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. June 8o.>— The Missouri river at this poiot is at a dangerously high stage. The water is the highest it has been since the great flood of 1881. It still lacks several feet of the record of that year, nevertheless much damage has been done and inuch more is feared, as the different river cities above report higher water than that here. The water is rising steadily 1 inch an hour and will probably rise 8 or 8 feet more in the next day or two. Parts of Harlem, a hamlet just across the river, have already been submerged and about twenty-five families have left their homes. They have taken their household goods and are camping on the high ground. The people have been made very nervous by the accounts of the disastrous floods in Iowa and they are taking no chances. Many of those who at present are in no danger have moved out of their houses and sought absolute safety in various places where the flood cannot reach. All the farms along the river are submerged and their crops ruined. The embankment of the Hannibal & St. Joe road approaches the river at right angles across from this city. This embankment has served as a sort of levee and has protected a vast expanse of river bottom below it from the flood. Some fears are expressed that the embankment may not be able to withstand the pressure. If it should give way much valuable lands will be submerged, including the track of the Kansas City Racing association. In view of the emergency the horses which have been stabled there have been removed to places of safety. On this side of the river the high water has caused no flood excepting as it has' backed up the waters of the Kaw, which empties in the Missouri at this plate. The back waters have submerged much of the lowlands, and the 100 or more squatters living there have been obliged to abandon their homes. The water has also backed up in the sewers in Kansas City, Kan., and has run out of the manholes, flooding various parlo of the town. The Consolidated Tank Line Company's yards are flooded from the latter sources undjother floods of a similar character are expected in the lower places of the town. Very little actual damage has been done as yet and no great damage is anticipated unless tha Missouri waters should rise more than 3 feet above their present stage. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 30. — The river has risen steadily since Saturday morning. Residcmts of the French bottoms, north of this city, are in a state of alarm and many are preparing to move. If the river should overflow the French bottoms it is expected that a new channel will be cut through, loav ing many farms on an island and diverting the main stream from the Kansas shore two miles west. If the present rise continues twelve hours the stock yards and hundreds of homes in South St. Joseph will be inundated. The situation is serious to the packing interests as well as to hundreds of small farmers on the lowlands. The Burlington tracks on the river front in the city have beuu strengthened by piling and rock to prevent serious washouts. ATCHISOX, Kan., June 30.— The Missouri river is now 3 feet higher at this point than it has been at any other time this season. Farms on the Missouri side were submerged Sunday night. Wheat fields will be a total loss. The water is also pouring across Doni- pluin point, a neck of hind opposite Doniphan, Kan. This neck stood the test of the flood of 18SL, when the river was 0 feet higher than it is now. No fear is entertained that it will out through vthis time. South of East Atchison land: is falling into the stream by the acre. QOV. 310IES CALLS FOR CHARITY. CHEKOKKK, la., June SO. — Gov. Boies arrived in this city Monday morning and after surveying the flooded district issued the following proclamation: "To TUB PEOPMS OF TUB STATE OF IOWA: You have heard. o£ the affliction which lius fallen upon somo of tho towns of our stute. I have wade u personal examination of the facts in this city by coming hero and going over tha flooded districts and lind that at least seventy- five families huvo lost everything and some twenty-five- moi-e have lost most of then- household goods twid much of their clothing, while their dwellings have been greatly injured by tho Hoods. In addition to this loss of homos uiid of furniture- and clothing, the county ac large bus suffered greatly iu the loss of nearly every bridge,, both iron and wood, within its limits. A careful estimate places the numberpf families which require help at oncu at 100, thus muklnx a population of about 500 that require and will require for a considerable length of time to be cared for by the charity of our people. In addition to the above many of the surrounding .towns huve ulso .suffered greatly and will be compelled to appeal to the reoplo of tho state for aid. In view of this calamity I recommend tliat the mayors of tho several cities of the state and all other charitably disposed persons immediately take steps to organize proper committees to solicit aid for tiieso unfortunates and see that the same is promptly forwarded to David H. Bloom, mayor of Cherokee, for distribution among thoss of this city who have suffered losses, and to such persons as may be named by the proper authorities of tho other towns which have suffered from t hi same calamity. AH contributions so forwardad will be Jai'hfully applied to the purpose for whieb they are sent. Juat contributions be prompt uaid liberal. "HORACE 1 . BOIES, Governor of Iowa." MILTON, la., June SO. — A. cyclone passed 5 miles south of this placu Sunday night tearing 1 things up ia terrific shape. WANAMAKER'S NAME. tt t?«i on Kef Atone Paper— liankef* tttt&n \sf tat Councils Commute. PltlLABtttl'ttlA, Jttttfe Sd.—Contl'ttiy to the general impression, Postmaster General Wanamaker did not appear before tho investigating committee of councils Monday afternoon to explain the apparent discrepancy between his previous testimony relattve to his ownership of Keystone bank stock and facts subsequently developed by the books of the bank. 'The first witness before the commit* tee was S. P. Dunham, president of the Mechanics' national jbank of Trenton, N. J. Mr. Dunham testified that the bank had loaned Henry H. Yard money on two certificates of the Keystone bank, one of which was in the name of John Wanamaker and a power of transfer on the back signed by Mr. Wanamaker, the other in the name of A. L. Shingle and the transfer signed by him. The certificate in Mr. Wanamaker's name was numbered 460 for 300 shares and the loan was made April 28, 1800, on Yard's personal note, Effingham P. Morris, president of tho Girard Trust Company, who was the next witness, said that his company had once held certificate No. 450 of the Keystone bank. The certificate, together with Nos. 451, 452, 458 and 454 was held as collateral by the Girard company for a loan made to Mr. Wanamaker on March 8, 1880. Each of the certificates were for 200 shares. The loan was called in by the trust company on Oc tober 24, 1839. Mr. Morris had brought with him the loan book of his company, and in looking it over Mr. Ettingj a member of the committee, called his attention to three loans made to the Keystone bank. Mr. Morris said that the loans were made to the Keystone bank on November 7 and 10, 1S90. They were temporary loans and the collateral offered by the bank was 243 shares of preferred and 1,461 shares of common electric trust stock. Mi*. Marsh, president of the Keystone banlc, came to Mr. Morris (the witness) and borrowed the money, stating at the same time that it would be a great obligation to Mr. Wanamaker. Mr. Morris understood that the loan was to be made to Mr. Wanamaker, and, as he put it, "we are willing at any time to loan Mr. Wanamaker $400,000. Howard Spencer Jones, a clerk in the employ of Mr. Wanamaker, was the next witness. Several of the certificates pledged by Mr. Wanamaker to his broker stood in Mr. Jones' name. 1 Mr. Jones explained that lie signed the transfers on the back of tlie certificates at the request of Mr. Wanamaker. He did not know that the stock stood in his name. Mr. Jones said that W. Eankin, in whoso name several of the certificates stood, was a boy or youth formerly in the employ o-f Mr. Wanamaker. KEPT THEIR WORD. -IMMIGRATION Million* of textile, Attdort fc> dot lit Scteftly Year*, Jttty 3.—The ctttef of ;he bureau oi statistics of the treasury department gives the following flg-ure&j The arrivals of immigrants from L821 to 1800 have reached 15,641,688. The arrivals from 1871 to 1890 were 8,180,90?, or 61.03 pttr c^nt. of the ;otal arrivals from 1831 to 1890, The proportion of arrivals from Europe has increased from 08.89 ?er cent, of the whole immigration n the decade from 1821 to 1880 ;o 01.07 per cent, in the last decade from 1881 to 1800. The only leading countries from which arrivals have fallen oft during the past ten years are France and China, the total immigration from France from 1871 to 1889 having been 73,301, and from 1881 to 1890, 61,420. The immigration from China amounted to 122,486 from 1871 to 1880, and to 61,409 during the years 1881 and 1882, after which the Chinese exclusion bill went into effect and the arrivals have been very small. The year of the largest immigration yet reported was that ending Juno 30, 1882, when the arrivals were 788,993. The immigration from Italy to the United States was 15,401 for the fiscal year 1881, and was steadily increased • until 1800, when it was 52,003, and the present year ending June 30, when the total for ten months has reached 51,153, as against 34,310 for the corresponding months of 1890. Of the arrivals during the ten years from 1S81 to 1890, 3,205,911, or 01.i per cent., were males and 2,040,073, or 38.9 per cent., were females. The greater proportion of females, 49 per cent., has come from Ireland. ;>«i-i WORK OF THE DIPLOMATS. In Graut'u Honor. CHICAGO, June 30.—On Thursday, Oo tober 8, the equestrian statue oi Gen. Grant will be unveiled in Lincoln park. The date was agreed upon Monday evening at a meeting ol the loeal executive committee of the army of the Tennessee. The annual reunion of the society will be held on October 7 and 8. The first day will be devoted to business affairs and an address by Gen. llicken- looper at the Auditorium in the. evening. On the second day the monument will be unveiled, army ftnd military or sations from fav and near joining exercises. Jft tfcg $*&&& there Enemies of a Feoria (III.) Man Warn Him of Their Determination to Murder Him —The Threat Fuldllod. SPAJILAND, 111., June 30. — About twelve years ago an- esteemed citizen named John Carver died, leaving one daughter and three son-s. Subseqfucn-t- ly his widow, whom he had left somo 5515,000,-married a mere boy, Eoyoil Frisby. Frisby at once developed into a first-class tough and began- spending the money in debauchery. The citizens have for a long- time been* in arms against Frisby, and Saturday a "white cap" circular was sent to him and several sent to heads, of families with on attached prayer: "Help Us for Humanity's Sake," and signed by the widow Carver and her three sous. The original circular detailed how, wMle yet the husband of Mrs. Carver, Frisby ruined her daughter, and how she bore him a drild in the house of his wife 1 — her in-other. The father buried the child in the yard within 00 feet of the house. Mrs. Frisby was compeifed by threats to witness the grossest of outrages by her husband until her daughter's shame and the shame of her household became public property. Then she secured a divorce and immediately thereafter-her husband compelled her daughter, with a second child only two weeks old-, to maiu-y him. Sunday, not having heeded tile warning- of the circular, he stepped out of his house, and before he had gone iiO feet from his door he was filledi full of buckshot and instantly killed. The coroner's juuy held Gip Cul-vw, of Henry, Mrs. Laura Frisby and'lier son, John Carve»;. for tho killing. SWITCHMEN WIN, Tralamen Kxpelled from. biu> Federation for- Cfinspirinjf with the Northwestern. TnKKE HAUTE, Ind., June 30;—The committee appointed to-investigate the charge of conspiracy preferred, against the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen reported to the supreme council of the federation finding the brotherhood guilty. The Switchmen's Mutual Aid association had preferred the charge, alleging that the trainmen conspired with the Chicago & Northwestern orlicials to provide men to take the association switchmen's places. The vote sustaining- the report was unanimous except, for th-e three votes of tlie trainmen La the council. When the vote on the penalty of expulsion was taken two firemen, Dabbs and Hannahan, voted with the three trainmen. The three votes each of the switchmen and; Brotherhood of Conductors were in favor of expulsion. Grand Master Sargent, of the • firemen, who is the presiding officer of the council, did not vote. A BALTIMORE FAILURE. Levi aud Joseph su-uug, Maltster*, AS- Slgn. BAJ/MMOBK, Md., June 30.—Levi and Joseph Straus, maltsters, have made an assignment for the benefit of creditors. The bond of the assignee is $800,000. The embarrassment of Levi and Joseph Straus is accepted as an outcome of the assignment ol Barth & Straus two weeks sgQ. The primary liabilities are $160,000 $nd the contingent liabilities $300,900, aggregating fStfO.OflQ. The asset* - Tho Correspondence for the Last Tear ol More Than Usual Interest. WASHINGTON, July 2.—The diplomat! correspondence for 1890, which wil] probably be published within the next fortnight, will malce a volume oi nearly 800 pages of unusual interest. In the forthcoming volume a greai deal of space is devoted to correspondence relating to the Behring sea controversy, much of which has already been made public. It is here brought together in regular order, with all the papers in the case. Much space is also devoted to the exclusion of Ameii- can cattle, swine and meat products from •European markets, and the correspond ence shows that the arguments and facts adduced by the diplomatic representatives of the United States have produced a strong impression, and wil probably result in the- complete removal of the injurious and unjustifiable prohibitions and restrictions which have been inforccd against this country. Another important feature of the report is that which relates to the multifarious questions constantly arising in regard to American citizenship and the rights and privileges o: native bora as well as as naturalized citizens of the United States who reside in foreign, countries! IT IIS NOW IN FORCE. ON THE dome Singular tUbltg and Cfttitomi *f ttup , Native*. The nMvd Mbitft i and «oitom« dl these extremely interesting- people are gradually redttdflg them to & state of absolute pauperism. Among the pernicious practices is one which reigns 08 supreme to-day as it did hundreds of years ago, by which a death in his fam* lly means ruin to a Gold Coast peasant. Should he be unfortunate enough to lose a wife, a child, his father, or, mono important of all, his uncle, "custom" requires him to fire off guns, to provide rum fof nil comers for a week after the death, and to repeat these obligations at an interval of six weeks, and again after the lapse of " a yeart Sacrifices of goats and sheep must be made at the funeral, and at othetf times, as directed by the fetishman, and perhaps a fetish made for the purpose oi laying the ghost of the deceased. To cover all this outlay the bereaved person generally is obliged to go to the rich mhn of the place and borrow money at fifty, seventy-five or even a hundred per cent. Until this ia repaid the borrower is a slave and is obliged to work two days each week for the lender, receiving no recompense for his labor. This unfortunate condition of affairs may go on for years until the debtor is fortunate enough to obtain sufficient money to pay principal and interest. A man may also be held responsible for the debts of his deceased relatives, for lie who makes "custom" is invariably liable for the obligations of the deceased. "Custom," that seemingly ineradicable evil, is probably responsible for seven-eighths of the debts of the country, and weighs like an incubus on its prosperity by causing- a vast amount of useless expenditure and implanting in the people, from childhood to old age, a love of drink and idleness. The observances referred to- are enforced by superstition and abject fear of the anger of the dead, of the wrath of the fetish, and, scarcely less, public opinion, which is sure to applaud the man who makes what is termed a "big custom." It is invariably to pay for a "custom" that an immense proportion of the land is pawned, and not- infrequently for its full value.—Drake's Magazine. ' THE RHINOCEROS' FRIEND. President Harrison Issues His Interna tionul Copyrijflit Proclamation. WASHINGTON, July 2.—President Har rison has. issued a proclamation de claring the international copyright act of last March in force with several, European; countries. The- act applies only to a citizen or- subject of a foreign* state or nation when such foreign state or nation permits to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as its own- citizens, or when such foreign state Of nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms- of which agreement the United States may at its pleasure become a. party to such agreement. Satisfactory official assurances having been given that in Uel- giura, France, Great -Britain and tho British possessions arid Switzerland the law permits to citizens of the United Sttites the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to tho citi'/.ens of those countries, the president proclaims the act in force ia respect to the citizens on subjects, of tho countries named. LEO REFUSES. The Pope Says He Won't.Conoorlo Cnlien«- ley's Demands. PtOiiE, Julys..—The pope has written to Cardinal Gibbons declaring that he will never concede the demands made by Herr Cahensly on behalf of the St, Raphael societies for the protection of Catholic emigrants in so%ar as the appointment of national bishops is concerned. The pope has also refused the petition of the Poles in the United States for the appointment of a Polish bishop. BALTIMORE,. Md., July 2.—When the dispatch from. Some stating that the pope would never concede the demands made by HerrCabensly on behalf of the Saint Raphael society for the protection of Catholic emigrants in so far as the appointment of national bishops is concerned, and that the pope had also refused the petition of the Poles in the United States for the appointment of a Polish bishop, was shown to Cardinal Gibbons to-day, he remarked that be was very glad to receive the news and added: "I was not unprepared for a communication of this kind from the holy father." To Succeed COQUIMBO, Chili, July 2.—At last the new president of the government has been elected. The provinces in South Chili, all under Balmaceda's control, voted Saturday. As was a foregone conclusion Balmaceda's candidate, Vicuna, was chosen as his successor. This is «tnly the general report of the vote, The final result will not be jngdj public until July 25. Between, now and then Balrnaueda will remain in offl.ce and will hesitate a.t «.oth}njjf put the nwj~ A Bird that Kid's the Awkward Beast of- Furaaltic Foes. The forest of central Africa, like those of our own southern states, are infested with minute insects called ticks; and as the forests of the dark continent are more hot, more pestilential, more gloomy, than- our own, so is the tick that infests them more persistent and more irritating than the little pest that we have to avoid. One would think that the thick 'hide of the hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant and' buft'alo would be proof against such a tiny creature as a tick, but, as a matter of fact, it is not, and all these pachyderms sutler severely from tick bites. The little creatures burrow deep into the hide, and it would be as difficult for a rhinoceros to pick them out with his horn as for you to cut down a redwood tree with a pair of scissors. But the "rhino" and the "hippo".have a little friend who is thoroughly equipped to play the part of surgeon in this case. He is a little red-beaked bird, with a sharp bill, who is endowed by nature with a never-satisfied appetite for ticks, and he finds a never-failing supply of this dainty food in the pachyderm's hide. He drives his sharp bill into the most tender spots in the thick skin, enters the ears and mouth, and takes special care of the eyes. This faithful little guardian, is known as the ox-biter, or rhinoceros-bird, and it is proper lhat he should be named after the latter animal, for undoubtedly the "rhino" has more use for his services than the "hippo," for the "river- horse" spends a great part of his time in the water, with nothing but his snout left open to attack by the swarming 1 insect tribes.—Harper's Young- People. How He Wanted His Steak. The waiter came-back to the table for the third time. "Will you have your steakplain, sir?" . he asked. "That's what I said ten minutes ago." "Yes, sir. Have it well done?" "That's what I told you." "Yes, sir. All. right, sir.. Have it extra thick?" "That was my-order-*" "All right, sir.-" Then as the waiter started to go the- customer straightenedup and called hint back. "You forgot one thing/' he said. "Yes, sir." "I'll also have it served." "What, sir?" "O, that's all right I know the place. You have good meats here. You have them rare, medium and well done; ' you have them, tender; you hav^ them plain and with trimmings; but it's only about once in three hours that you have them served, aoad I'm particular to have mine that way. Now go ahead." He got his order in thiee minutes.— Chicago Tribune. A Handsona* Pair. Comparatively few persons know that the Worth monument, beside being a monument to the' 'bravest of tfoe brave," whom "amor patria> ducit," is a tombstone as well. But it Is. William Jenkins Worth, a gallant and successful soldier, sleeps underneath the obelisk whereon his battles are sculptured) and, hundreds of thousands to whom the monument is a daily sight know nothing of the man to whom it was raised. At one time Worth was aide to Gen. Scott. Scott was six feet four inches. in height, Worth six feet two inches. Scott admits that he considered himself handsome; Worth was acknowledged to be tho handsomest man in the army. A glorious sight the two giants must nave niade as they walked In the gorgeous uniforms of half a century ago down Broadway to army headquarters, or sauntered among the bloods and f&ir tedjtes ol those days,—M. Y- Sun. of teJWlfl ft

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