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treat Hubbftrd >§steMAy. 8Sv«ral, ffflM houses and cmt-buUdings were demolished and considerable lite stock Mllffd. All wman beings escaped miracalotfsly with slight injuries. to & 'gsMf supported on HfforiSfi . • tt wosVess^ tie ostfich sgg crowis the «u«mii ftftte cupola, Wfi oc- ttetftl ball su\y , be The the leading papers in China, llStiinates the fiumbe* of lives bst in that giSuntry every year by flood and fire at tiFee-quarters of a million; and rtsgrets feat it is not three ot four timec as great. • It is not prejudiced against its country- Ijfen, but thinks there are too many of them; they crowd too much. No other * ^HSountries send emigration agents to secure them. They do not seem to be wanted at home or abroad. Htoa license as an effective curb to the saloon (ttriffic has just received another illustration in Baltimore. Of the 8,800 saloons of Baltimore only about half the number complied with the requirements,, and the remainder, including all the low doggeries, have closed up their business. High license has the advantage of being a method of suppressing the liquor traffic that provides in itself for its execution according to business principles accepted by all msn without question. THE tales to the effect that the Russian army is "spoiling" for a fight nre undoubtedly false except in a narrow and restricted sense. Many of the officers would be glad to have a foreign war come for the chances of promotion which it would bring them. But 998 out of every 1,000— that is to say, all of the privates and most of the minor officers—are probably satisfied to endure peace just as long as it is allowed them. The same is true of standing armies everywhere. THOSE to whom their religion is a thing sacred and beautiful, a thing to be kept apart from the strife and contentions of lite, not to be proclaimed from the house tops nor sounded through the streets, nor to be brought down to the level of barter and trade, nor promoted by the methods of the huckster or the sideshow-man, cannot repress a feeling of indignation when they read, as did many in the New York papers of Tuesday, a "Revival Meeting" advertisement announcing " a perfect cyclone ol salvation," and calling upon all to "start for heaven early tonight." It is well to carry religion and its teachings into busi- ' ness and all the affairs of life, but claptrap methods that would disgrace any reputable business are sadly out of place in promoting a religious undertaking. . TUB German government lias made a long step forward by the enaction of laws, which ore rigorously enfoiced, regulating child labor. Children under 13 ynars of age are not permitted to work, and only then if they have attended school. Unti they are 16 years of age ten hours is the limit of a day's labor, and after that 11 hours. On Saturday, or the day before a noliday no woman is allowed to work later that 5:30 p. m., and Saturday work in mines of all kinds is strictly prohibited. The example set by Germany is worthy ol emulation everywhere. If women anc children must leave home to labor, they should be surrouRded with every possible safeguard in order that they may not be imposed upon by grasping employers, HAM? a century ago Rowland Hill, the son of a Birmingham schoolmaster, began a movement which resulted in the establishment of penny postage in England The friends of universal penny postage in the British empire made the jubilee oi penny postage, which occurred in May, the occasion for renewine their efforts to bring about a uniform penny postage, bul . without success. The postmaster-genera stated that the present loss on the foreign and colonial mail service was .£293,090 annual y, and that if no license in tho mail matter occurred the introduction of penny postage would add at least .£400,000 to the deficit. This deficit, however, judging from the experience in the Unitot Stutes when postage was reduced to 2 cents and the postal cord was introduced, woult be largely made up in the greater number of letters that would be sent. This has been the experience in every country dur ing the last half a century, and even if a tinall deficit should occur it would be the best investment a government could make. The minimum of cost in the mattei ol communication, whether by letter, telegram, telephone or newspaper, is always —followed by the maximum of business in that line, and the bettering of all facilities for intercourse in the United Statei or in the British empire, or throughout the world, means very much more in the rapid blending and nationalizing of in fiuences than results from all other causes combined. THEME is no longer any doubt about the temporary success, at least, of the German emperor's labor schemes. The two leading recommendations of tho Berlin labor conference—a Sunday rest for workingmen and the restriction of the hours of labor of women and children—were ordered into immediate operation by the emperor in all mines and factories owned by tho state. They have now been introduced into the Reichstag in the form of laws certain of passage, with the addition of another— that workmen shall not be discharged without sufficient cause. The emperor is carrying out his main idea—that a sovereign may be well nigh absolute even in modern Europe, if only he will recognise the tendencies of the times and place himself at the head of the movements. The desire of workingmen, that is, of the artisan class, to improve their condition, is the strongest tendency of the times, and the emperor preceives that to regulate and control it, he must win by pop6- lar approval the right to lead it. He lias accordingly decided that the condition of the workman must be bettered and his family protected from toil too severe, and so is pushing his labor' scheme with the . usual energy. The workingmen have been quick to recognize his sympathy, not only because he is their sovereign, but because his attitude is certain to be followed by the official classes and the nobility. They have, therefore, warned their representatives that there must b.e no decided oppo sition to the labor bills, und that, in re turn for such, concession!,, the emperor must have his military bills also. The military bills will largely increase expense, and will take 50,000 men from industrial pursuits, but the workingmeu have been captured by the emperor's sympathy, and he is to be a reaLruler. Of course there is danger in all this, for success ,is certain to increase the emperor's self -con fideu.ee, and besides, the permanent conditions of labor cannot be changed a't the will of a spver- eign. He cannot satisfy all' the demands of workers, and wages aqd lioun; must still depend on industrial competition, and when that is clearly perceived re-action is inevitable. But it will not be perceived nt once, and in the meantime the reforms he is furthering ore sensible reforms, and the sympathy ho is showing for them has so delighted workmen that even ,if they fail they are likely to attribute the failure to other causes. For the present, at leant, the emperor will lead, with the support cl the people, and having that ho wil] ' '' Cm* prospects in all parts of Manitoba are reported as excellent. TH**B is a cobred woman in Talbot county, Oa., who has fifty-one grandchildren. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. — Shaefer. continued his great run Friday night IB the billiard match with MeClery and ran another 1,000 points in fifty-three minutes. cClery did not get a shot. Losroc*, Eng. — Henry M. Stanley will come to America in the autumn. He proposes to lecture in most of the principal cities of the United States. THE General Lutherrt Confeernce opened at Milwaukee Wednesday morning. Speeches were tiade and resolutions passed denouncing the Bennett law. Polrti,AND, Me.—The republicans of ;he first district have re-nominated the Hon. Thomas B. Reed for congress by acclamation, IN the stomach of an alligator that Was shot near Palatka, Fla. ( was found a human skull, Well preserved, and a gold watch marked with the initials "G. L. T." LONDON, Eng, — The Bey of Tunis has decreed that every negro slave of his dominions be given a certificate ot freedom, and employers who do not comply with this regulation will be fined. THE word "honeymoon" is derived from the German and has its significance from the fact that the Germans formerly drank mead—a sweet liquid made of honey—for thirty days after the wedding. SAN FRANCISCO.—The Chronicle says that Monday's mail brought legal documents consummating the sale of the ten principal breweries of this city to an English syndicate for 87,500,000. TUB Canadian Indians hang their dead in large trees. The Slwash tribe had 800 ancestors hung up. Hunters set the forest on fire ar.d tho bodies, dried by years of exposure, burned like tar barrels. Among the Indians there is uncontrollable grief and they threaten vengeance. LONDON,—The czar has issued a ukase ordering the abandonment of the Russian anti-Jewish policy for one year. This measure is understood to hav<) been taken in deference to numerous protests against the recent wholesale expulsion of Hebrews from different parts of the empire, and is merely tentative. ST. Louis.—A dispatch from Mason City, Iowa, says the agents there have been instructed to sell binding twine •of various kinds at an average of 4 cents below the prices of lost year. This is believed to indicate that the binding twine trust, which has imposed such burdens on the farmers of this and other states, has been broken. This reduction in prices will save many thousands of dollars to Iowa farmers alone. DENVBH.—J. H. Holt, purchasing agent for an importing cattle company of Wyoming, arrived here Thursday and gives a brief account of an Indian massacre which occurred in the upper Green river country several days ago. He says a party of diunken Indians came to the camp of the government surveyor's nnd demanded more "firewater." It being refused the Indians attacked the party, killing Chief Engineer Crittenden und Chain Bearers Timberlake, Woods and Overmeyer. Assistant Engineer Lee was seriously wounded. .-Tbe report ly circulated that a lawyer had unearthed A decision wads by the United States supreme court ft few years ago in which the court took exactly the opposite ground to that held hi the original paek> age decision terns oat to be incorrect. There is ft very obviotfs distinction Between these two cases. WASHINGTON.—In order to cofrect certain misapprehensions in regard to the matttf, Secretary Tracy desires to have it known that -the order transferring the squadron of evolution from Europe to Brazil emanated directly from the President and WM not the indindal act of Cotnmodore Bainsey While acting Secretary of the Navy, WAsiriNGtON,—Political hews being rather dull, somebody has hatched Up a rumor thai Mr. Blaine intends to retire from politics in order to become president of the new International American bank, for the incorporation of which the president last week sent to congress the outlines of a bill and the namesi Of .the comi lissioners on the part of the United States. WASHINGTON.—Maj. McKinley saidi "I believe the silver bill will become a law by an act of this session, although it is not a sure thing by any tneahs. There is a demand for it from eVery direction. I do not think we ought to adjourn before the silver bill is passed, "The house will devote'itself to the menu* ure within a few days. Yes, this will be a long session. We will not adjourn, in my judgment, till late in August. The senate will talk tariff for a whole month I presume. No, I don't believe we will pass either Hie federal or anti-gerrymand- eriiig bill.?' CONGRESSIONAL. tfenish Ttokt Once to#6rffll Adtftuccd bj' Deleft to the SftfittMt of Authority His JttHtftry mil • frone feftfed to FOBEIGK. THE famous Chartreuse Monastery, near Grenoble, France, tins been partially destroyed by an explosion o£ dynamite, believed to have been brought about by unsuccessful blackmailers. LONDON.—Dispatch from Buenos Ayres announces that the government of Argentine states has decided that owing to a financial crisis, customs dues must lie puid one-half in gold. BERLIN.—Emperor William has informed Prince Bismarck that if he does not stop his press utterings, the result will be serious. Prince Bismarck will arrive at Venlo on the 22d instant en route to England. WAUSAW. — Eighty-four German residents were expelled from the city Saturday in obedience to a decree of the governor. Nearly 100 Germans, engaged in commercial pursuits, have had notices served upon them that the best interests o£ the government demand their immediate departure. LONDON.—A letter from the czar, written in reply to one from the queen of Denmark, is published. In his letter the czar promises a strict inquiry into Siberian scandals, and says he will punish heavilv excesses or severity on the part of officials. Lastly, he promises to instruct his ministers to draft measures of amelioration. HIRES AND CASUALTIES. "Those who henceforth aspire to the marshal's baton must seek it on the other side of the Rhine," exclaimed Gen Chancy when he heard that the military commission Of 1878 had decided that there should no longer be any officer named to* promotion to a marshalate in the French army. At the present niotneiitr «ays a Paris letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, there is no higher rank than ;that of general of division, all decisions and corps being commanded by officers of that grade. Naturally, there is Constant clashing, for, notwithstanding all the lovely phrases .tboiit moral ascendency aim that sort of thing, authority of superior rank is in^ dispensible to supreme command. A gfade higher than that of general division exists in all other countries of Europe. In Qer- nianythere are eight officers, in Austria there ore thirty-two, and in Russia over ninety who have higher rank than general of division, ttnd as there is not one in this cotintry the re-establishment of the grade of marshal, which is now being considered, Will be a good thing for the service, In the beginning marshals of France Tile storm of Monday night last did much damage throughout Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Loi)rsvi;,i,K, Kentucky. — The Dupont paper mills have been burned. Loss §235,000. A fireman was overcome by the smoke and died in a short time. A powder house at Mansfield, Ohio, was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon, and the explosion that followed wrecked two residences, damaged several other buildings and killed a woman and two children. LINCOLN, Nebr.—But little can be learned of the wind storm at Brad- dim w on the telegraph'wires are all down. From a passenger on a morning train it is learned that but one person was killed, a child. Two houses only are left standing in the village. Finn broke out early Monday morning in a small tenement building, 1633 Franklin avenue, St. Louis. A man named Scholtham, 70 years of age, was smothered to death in his bed. His son, George Scholtham, and the latter'svwife and two sons, age 9 and 4 years respectively, are not expected to survive their injuries. Mrs. Mary Hauss and her little son were badly burned. The lessee of the building is under arrest on suspicion of having set fire to it. ALIIIKJUEIKJUE, New Mexico. — One of the most disastrous wrecks known on the Atlantic & -Pacific railroad occurred Friday night west (if b^ere. A train loaded with 5,000 fine merino sheep OH the way from California to the Chicago market was wrecked by the breaking of a truck. Every car but two was destroyed and 1,000 sheep were killed outright. The neighboring Pueblo Indians worked all night skinning carcasses. They will have mutton for months to come. PHILADELPHIA.—Thursday afternoon an explosion occurred on the lake steamer Hans and Kurt lying at the Atlantic Oil Refining Co.'a dock, at Point Breeze. The vessel was ruined and 800,)00 gallons of oil together with considerable house property was destroyed by fire which resulted from the explosion. The fire in attributed to spontaneous combustion. Joseph II. Quinn, the shipping clerk, was covered with burning oil and died in a short time. Thirteen other men wore burned, of whom three may die, although hope is entertained for their life. The others are not in .1 critical condition. The damage amounts to 8150,000. CJUMK. SAN FJIANCISCO,—The coroner's jury has returned a verdict in the bridge railroad disaster at Oakland, stating that the passengers came to their deaths through the negligence of Engineer Dunn, and finding him guilty cf manslaughter. MAVOH JAMKS S. WYMAN, of Allegheny City, I'a., bus given 81,000 bail to appear for trial Saturday on charges of perjury and of contributing money to secure his nomination and election. Asiu.ANU, Win.—Phelps Perrin the ex-bookkeeper of the Jlron Excltungo Bunk, must stand trial on the charge of embezzling tlib funds of tiio bank, The chui-ge of robbing tha bank of 8t)'J,000 it> also pending. Porrin's examination in the embezzlement cane was concluded Monday morning, and he was bound over to thu next term of the circuit court, Perrin is out on bail. EKIE, »Pa.—The fishermen ,along this coast nave been having a hard fight with the pirates. On Sunday J. A. Curie went out with one iwsistiuit to wutcii the nets, and when they bore dowu on ft bo,ut containing three pirates they wwu upon. Darle and bis wan returned, taking his steam yacht, gave chase and overtook the pirates audufter a fight, lu-vwwch knaves, pistols MONDAY, June 2. Senate. —A conference was ordered on the naval appropriation bill and Messrs. Allison and Gorman were appointed conferees on the pait of the senate. Petitions were presented from Kansas City for reciprocity in trade with Mexico; from Memphis, Tenn., protesting against, the Mississippi outlet system; from New Hampshire and Vermont, airainst further concessions to the Pacific railroads and in favor of the government taking possession of them. Among the bills reported from committees and placed on the calendar were the following: A senate bill, extending the juristiction of the Circuit and District Courts of the United States to the great lakes and their connecting waters; house bill to provide for a term of court at Danville, 111; senate bill to grant theriitht of way ihrought the public lands for ir- regation purposes; senate bill for the reappraisal and sale of the unsold portions of the grounds and buildings ot the Dearborn arsenal, Michigan. Mr. Plumb introduced a bill (prepared by Mr. St. John, of of Now York) for the purchase of silver to use as lawful money. It was referred to the committee on Finance. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Washington, the rules were suspended and the iiouse passed a bill granting to the Portland anil Pujjet Sound railroad Company right of way through the Puyallup Indian reservation. House. —The house to-day pusscd a number of bills, including one transferring the expense of trial of Indians for crimes committed on other Indians, in territories, from the territories to the United States. Adjourned. TUESDAY, June 3. Senate. —Among the memorials and other papers presented and referred were resolutions from the Louisiana legislature, extending thanks to congress and the president for the relief nf; forded the sufferers from the Mississippi floods. The senate bill for preventing the adulteration of food and drugs was reported and placed on the calendar. A resolution was offered by Sun. Edmunds for the investigation bj the committee on fisheries into the management of tho Belt commissioner's office. After some debate the resolution went over till to-morrow. Jloime.— On motion of Mr. Pnrkcr, the senate bill passed authorizing the sale of timber on certain lands reserved for the use of the Menominee tribe of Indians in Wisconsin. The house then proceeded to tho consideration of the Alabama contested election case— McDuflie vs. Turnin. Mr. Comsteck opened ."the discussion with an argument in favor of the claim of the contestant. Mr. Crisp presented the claims of contesteo. Pending further debate the house adjourned. WEDNESDAY, June 4, House. —Mr. Osborn, of Pennsylvania, presented a conference report on the army appropriation bill. THURSDAY, June 5. Senate. —Senate bill giving to the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Co, power to sell and convey to another railway company its right of way and franchise in the Territory of Oklahoma ami the Indian Territory was ordered and placed on the calendar. The silver bill was taken up, and Mr. Hiscock addressed the senate in oposition to the free coinage ofjsilver. He believed that tho majority of the neople were opposed to opening the mints of the United States to the free coinage of the world's silver. In this judgment the national convention of both political parties would, by decisive majorities, repudiate such a proposition. The hist Democratic National Convention had ignored the question altogether, and the Republican National Convention (if the proposition had been submitted to it) would have rejected it by an overwhelming majority. Housf,—t<\r, McKinley, of Ohio, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution providing that tho house shall proceed immediately to tho consideration of house bill 5,381 (the silver bill) and that the consideration shall continue until Saturday at 3 p. m., when the previous question shall bo considered as ordered. The previous question having been ordered on the resolution, forty minutes debute was allowed. The resolution making tho silver bill a special order was adopted— yeas, 120; nays, 117. Mr Blount voted in the affirmative and moved a reconsideration. The motion to reconsider was tabled —yeas, 124; nays, 118, Sl'IHlT MEDIUM KXI'OSMIJ. ~"~ Two Naughty Ittiporton*, with Houretocl Klectrio .Light*, Jtljtbe u MOJifmtioji, NEW YOIIK.—Before the wondering eyes of twenty-livo witnesses and aided by the glare of two powerful electric lights, an alleged spiritualistic medium was exposed fully and completely Saturday afternoon in the city of Brooklyn, The pretended spirit of a dead woman was seized, hold and exhibited to the dupes who, up to that moment, had believed firmly and sincerely that they were face to face with the materialized form of one returned from the great beyond. So overwhelming was tho evidence of: the fraud that tho assemblage was not only thoroughly convinced, but half a dozen of the firmest believers wore ready to invoke the aid of tho law to punish tho wretched creature. Two storage batteries carried in the hip pockets ot two reporters and connected with incandescent lamps of ten candle power each, concealed in inner vest pockets, furnished the light that was flashed in th« face of the bogus ghost, and revealed tho cowering medium as tho persomttor. Her shame mid mortification were so complete that for pure pity's sake she was permitted to return to the cabinet, where, in pnguish of spirit, she threw ttwde her "spiritual" toggery, dressed herself in ovflry-day attire, and sobbed and cried and raved because she had been detected. The name of this so- called mediun in Mrs. Culdwell. About the middle of April .there van hold in Bombay a monster meeting of Hindoo barbers, to consider the impropriety of shaving the heads of Hindoo widows, and thus disfiguring them for life, About 400 barbers wore preetmt. It is suit! that a curso seemed to rest on thoir heads, which could only bo accounted for by tho fact that they wore committing u groat sin iu shaving the heudu of the poor, in- uoecitit'widows, thus depriving them of their best ornament. It was Against the Hindoo scriptures to deprive a widow of her hair, ivu4 doubtless it wot* the cujres of the widpwa that had lowered their calling. The moating thereupon unanimously resolved thftt no bwbor should ehave a widow'n head, and that j| ho dj(l he should .V? s*WW,>auni,cated, Thi» iuoi- uiterostiug oj an awoli^oM of the vjn£ fefftee of t(h,e ab,Qminab,le a,W>ng tto {Mental o| to the summit of tho military hierarchy and shared with constables the command of the sovereign's soldiers. They became tho equal of the greatest personages in the kingdom and were always surrounded with extraordinary pomp and cirsum- stances. Their insignia, a sign of supreme military command, played a great roll in former days, although it was not always a baton that they carried. When Louis XI11. entered Hesdin through a breach in the walls ho stopped, handed his cane to Gen T)o la Meilleraye and said; "1 make you marshal of France, and here is your baton." • Louis' XIV. created so many marshals that it would have cost him a number of canes if he had given one to each, so he contented himself with putting his own walking-stick into the hands of the newly promoted officer, and then ho took il back again. Marshals of the old regime seldom omitted to hold the legendary baton, embossed with fleurs-de-lis on blue velvet, in their bonds when commanding in the battle-field. Nowadays, however, and for a long time past, tho insignia is hardly more than a myth, so far as command is concerned- marshals leave it ai home when they go to war, anditno.longer figures except on tho panels of their car riage doors or in the portraits of the Ver saifles museum. The number of marshals has varied a different epochs in French history. A first there was only one, but during th reign of Saint Louis two were appointed and they combined with their militar; functions the management of the roya stables. Francis I. added a third mar shal to this list and Henry II. created i fourth one. After that the number stil further increased, but the states of Bloi required that there should thereafter be in more than four of them. Henry IV. tool no notice of this decision and rewardet his faithful followers by naming sevei marshals. Louis XIV. ran the number uj to eighteen, but up to the end of the reigi of Louis XVI. the number varied from fifteen ti sixteen. In 1791, a de. reewu issued i educing them ts six, but the twi mnrshels just nominated by Louis Seiz were not included among these six titular ies. These were the baron de Luckne and count de Roclmmbeau. Abolished bj the first republic, they were again estab iished by a semttus-consiiltum of th 'Twenty-second Floreal, and then the) took the title of marshals of the empire. It was necessary, however, to conque this supremo rank to have won a pitehet battle or'to have Uken too fortified places During his reign Napoleon I. createt twenty-five marshals. Their patronymi cal names may have been modest, evei plebelian, but the title of nobility that ac companied their baton recalled a great vie tory. The restoration preserved the rani and gave those who held it the name o marshals of France. One of them, Jl Moncey, duke of Coneglsano, had the ran! taken away from him because he refuset to preside over tho council of war tha tried Marshal Ney, one of his old com rades. As for the latter, lie only had hi grade taken away, but he was struck ol the list of tho living. From 1828 to 1839 there was never morr than twelve marshal. A law of 1839 fixec thoir number at six in piece and twelve it time of war. The republic of 1848 did no nbolioh the dignity, and finally, under tin second empire, nineteen marshals wen created. 1 can quite understand why tin Krcnch republic should thus far have re fused lo cre.ite marshrls, for the marechalit is a ntnk that hitherto could only exisi under a monarchy. Indeed marshals 01 France have always been known as the sovereign's cousins. The baton itself in dicates this, for on one side is written "On such a date tho oniperor, or king gave to his cousin, Gen. X, this baton o! marshal." Apropose of these batons—an old saying is that one may, perhaps, bo carried in his knapsack by any soldier It was during the reign of Francois I when they became the essential insignia of the marechalat. A baton measures twenty inches long, is covered with roya blue velvet, and is sprinkled with goldei stars, these having replaced thu bees o the empire, which in ts turn had crowdei off the (leur-do-lisof the monarchy. AST OASIS IN TUB HAIIAUA. ItlduVory Smiill Spot with » Urowitn Population. Dr Jacquot describes the first oasis he saw in the Sahara as "a little green corner fresh and shady, cheered by tho song o' birds and enlivened by the murmur o waters. The dates waved their elegant plumes hitrh in the air; tho pomegrantes and fig trees crowded between tho columns of the palms; the wheat and barley clothed tho soil with verdure; tho water flowed in every direction, and tho humid vapors vivified tho foliage. One could not .hell trembling for the little spot, it seemed such a feeble tiling in the immensity of th< desert, surrounded by desolate plains ant menaced by moving sand hills. ' Dr, Jucquot's description is slightly erroneous, says the Commonwealth j it may do very well for poets, but as a true description it is wrong. An oasis is not an immense wild garden, where numerous (.pecies of fruits and flowers crowd each other in wild confusion, but it is niggardly nature cultivated almost to the extiome by human industry, which refuses space to every fruit or llower which does not aid to sustain life. An Oiwis is usually about a niile anil a quarter in length and about live-eighths of a mile in breadth. In nearly every case it occupies tho bottom of sqmo ravine, which shelters it in every direction. It iNinclosccI by a mud or stone wall about eight foot in height and about a foot in thickness. At regular intervals about this wall are round stone towers; these are sentry b-jxm on the flat roofs of which are stationed nightl guards to protect the place from pillage The gardens of the oasis lie against this outer wall, and are divided into small in- closures, each of which is tho property of one parson. Next to the uardcns, towards the center, are fields of corn, barley, and onions, divided into parts as in Ilia gardens, which are wiiterc-d and tended like our favorite flower bods; in the center is a little rivulet, which runs from springs near one of thu extreme ends. Tho inhabitants of this oasi* ilo not live each family in a separate dwelling, bill in one large house called a ksar, which m usually built of stone, giving it Ibo appearance of a solid ma*s, perforated hero and tlieru with a small window and divorsilloil with jutting Anglos. The halls are narrow, dork, ill-smelling, unuven passages winding about tho building, 'iho njuirliuoiiU are low-ceiled, filthy plucos. lighted by a single aperture in the wall. Thu whole pltuw reminds .cue more of a dog kennel than u human habitation. In some of the ksurs ure about 800 or!400men, women, and children, » sickly, scrofulous generation, aro huddled together iu a building which would apem to » European hwdly ablo to contain "uw ttiau 100. The only interesting thing about the whole otwi» is the uwrivbet or sepulchral , whjch ulm(\» outside the walls. It, s geaew »«u,aie, eurwounWd by ,i i-miola, tnoor brick, ux nhabitants of tBe oMifi choose fo reserve II the luxury and magnific&fCi of their architecture to adoH the little temple around which they excavate their resting laeea. They are fcot. Iik6 the habitations f the. litingf, subject to the ravages of foes, ttt are universally held eacmf, and the onqueror with blood, approaches here with everence and prostrates himself in lowly worship. Life is so uncertain, when the inns of the enetay combine with elements f nature to threaten its existence, that it B DO wonder the inhabitants of the oasis cares to lavish all hie Wealth, not on the Iwelling Which will probably shelter hiin jut a day, but on the place which will belter him f orerer from Hie storm of life. In the gardens tear the outer wall of the asis are grown the date-palm, -Which is he principal food all over the Sahara. 1 he think of this palm is usually about ifty or sixty feet in height and is crowned >y a. tuft of radiating leaves. The calyx ins six divisions, and the fmit is_a .drupe, omeWhat larger than the acorn; it is a red olorwhen ripe, and is inclosed in a hard ternel, form which it is easly separated, t is pulpy, firm, esculent, anu sweet, with a slight astringency. The tree is raised from shoots, which arrive at maturity in ibout thirty years, and continues bearing ! or about seventy more, producing yearly about fifteen or twenty clusters", which •eigh usually about eighteen pounds each. When any one wishes to create a dato- gardort he summons the neighboring fardoiiers to his assistance, and thus he iccomplishes his work with economy aiid lispatch, for their services cost him noth- ng except the obligation to return the same when demanded. The sand is first removed to a depth of several fent, in order hat the roots may reach the water: besides, a trench is dug around the tree at a regular distance, and into this, when necessary, water is poured, in order that, sinking ;hrough the soil, it may effectually, reach ;he fibers which require it. This irrigation ,s chiefly committed to the women and children by those who have no slaves, and the precious fluid is carried in skins of animals w baskets of balpo flouted so closely as to no waterproof. In most oasis canals are cut in every direction, communicating with ihe springs which supply thu oasis, and when restriction is necessary ouch gardner pays so much per hour for the use of the water in hi* garden, In some oasis each proprietor has the right to the springs for an hour or two, according to the title deeds of his estate. The time is measured by a rude chronometer held by. the officer who opens and shuts.'its conduit. In the above imperfect account I have endeavored to give my readers a description of the oases as it is, and not as. the poets or romancers would have us believe AllEMAKKABIjE WELJ.,. Tho Depth of U Never Ascertained by the OMent Inltlihltntlt. A Wheeling, W. Va., telegram to tho Pittsburg Dispatch says: There was 01 the farmof Alexander H. Sitlington, near the Big Spring, in Pochontos County, well or pool of water tho depth of whicl was never ascertained by the oldest in habitants or their ancestors, though man; efforts were nwdo so to do. It win abou' 50 feet in circumference and the wate perfectly black in appearance, althougl quite clear when taken out. Hence it wo* called the "Black Hole." It was locate* on a flat piece of ground at the foot o Middle Mountain. The water stood abou two feet from the surface, and has neve known to get higher or lower. Aronnd was a favorite place for cattle to lie down and although water wns scarce in that im mediate locality, and the hole never fencei or otherwise inclosed, stock wore neve kno wn to approach it to drink. 11 is locat od but a short distance from tho publi road, and strangers who had seen an ac count of it in Holmes' "History of Vir ginia," or heard it from other often stopjxid in the road, and visited thi pool of water. A few days ago William A. Varncr, wh lives on the farm, was passing by to sal his cattle, and dicovercd that the earth hai fallen around it, the water all gone, th hole filled up to within 20 feet of the top and so dry that the earth at the botton was cracked. On the mountain side, i hundred yards from this hole, is a perpen diculor cavern, and persons who liav dropped rocks therein have imagined tha they could hear the rcok fall in water at very gwat distance, and the theory is tha by reason of the quantity of rain that bos fallen within the last year, a vein of wa ter from this cavern had found its way t tho Black Hole, passing through the same and thus belief is sustained by the fnc that two wet weather springs that cam out about one mile sontn ran muddy wate one whole day a few days before Mr, Var ner's discovery, while all other stream were perfectly clear. The Neighborly Wouiuu. Toronto Oloba. What shall bo done with the woman next door who borrows our servants? Thi neighborly person, with a turn for econ omy, does not keep a domestic. Why should she do so? If she has occasion to gc out rhopping in the morninir she simply orders the parlcos sent to the next doo neighbor's address, and holds herself free for calling in the afternoon. The serviin next door answers tho delivery boy's rinj, and takes in tho goods. When the wo man next door returns, tho neighbor's ser vant answers tho door-bell and hands on the goods with a springing step and i heart great f ul to Providence for the many opportunities of usefulness placed withii her reach. Tho butcher boy is instructed to loavi the steak next door. Tho baker leaves tin bread next door. The grocer leaves tin kitchen supplies next door. The •wcnuin next door has occasion to go down-tow) anil leaves instructions next door to tnk( in her husband until her return. The woman next door goes down-town ugaii and leaves tho baby next door until she gets buck. The woman next door in striicU her callers to wait next door in case slio is out. And one day the snrvan coldly notifies tho mistress that she intends to leave at the end of the month, and she tells other people that she has growt weary of doing the work for two families for one w/ige, and that sho was in hourly fear that tho woman next door would invite her to wash tho baby and help her with the dishes, or have the soiled clothes sent over on washinu days. The woman next door hoars with regret that the ser the fteeetit Sfoiffti wdtkfefl able Damage id Wisconsin. vant next door has escaped, but her step does not falter nor her heart soften; slit goes mercilessly upon her way, and the neighbor engages two servants, one foi herself end one for the woman next door, or moves, or dies, and the woman noxl door orders crape for tho funeral and has the parcel delivered at the house of mourning. The woman next door must go. inSUOIC JJKED OF AN .EX-CONVICT An S-Vwii'-OM Hoy tl"' KluvtiiitJi J'orgon IIVIM! From Drowning by JJuvliI llurrut. NKW YOIIK.—David Barret an ox-convict, aged 20, saved Charles O'Connor, a fad of 8, from drowning today ul the imminent risk nf his life. The boj was brought up from under a barge bj Barrett, while a score or more of weujwore looking at tho little fellow drown. Barretl grasped thu boy's coat-collar with his teeth 'iml brought him thus to shore. This is the eleventh person whom Barrett has siived from drowning. Ho was so exhausted on rcac.hing tho pier that ho was sent Lo thu hospital. Barret has served two terms in tho state prison, thu last one oi ton yotiru. A YOUNG JIKUO. 1'liu DovlllHh riot of Tnilu Wri!uluir« Vollvil by u lluy. OMAHA. — Tho heroism of a boy named Mike Jl'aluy prevented tho wreck of the Union Pacific flyer between hero mil Sou ih Omaha at a place called Summit. Voting Haley saw two men unlock a switch and him it. Hor:m to South Omaha ami notified tho tniiii men, just us the train, whicl i consisted of twufvo vouches, wus pulling out, There was an unusually large 'lumber of passengers on board, and hud not tho plot bi'On discovered the loss of life mint have been great. Thp rrovvnllvu vf u Tvvi' No UUuuUn'ii, I'xcejHlny tlio mpet deiully form- of luiix illH'niio, Involve) eucli n Iroinomlouu <l" tlrui'Uoii ot oi'guulc lUsuo nu lho»o which fiihli'u Ul>ou Uio l.lilnuyx. Biich muliidfa, wlum Uu'y IIUCOIIIQ chronic— uuU nouo til'ti no liublo to UBMUIUU iliut pli/i*'' — rowpluU'ly wri'cU Uio »> p Hl4nu. Tu imiu'iitlln. Ifuiulu (lUuiiHi 1 , 1'vcuiirMi vhuuUI lit' luul, upini thu Hrxt nmnili'iUiilluii ot li'ouhli'. In lloutfllin-'t tilomiicti IHIU'iu, tt'hldi oxjiui li'iico luir i>io*eil to bu highly cffi'ullvuuH a IDI'IUIH oC liiiii.iu- lug tunu unit U'Kiihirlty to tlio oiKUlitf of lu'lnullmi uii wi'll IIH to Iho llvur, Btoiiuich inut bn\vul-. Aiiutln'i bi'iii'lkliil lusilHof I Ills mudMiit', nu< • iui" ; i'i|iii'iit uiioil Ua iHinulli; nillon, I i> i'iit uiioil Ua iHinulli; n iiiiniiin f i oni Iho bloou of liii|>mi* » 'UCt itlL'IflllllliHIII, IfQtflut^lt/, fCOilt, (tff'j'J'l lu'f miilndk'U. Uy (uuivitnluu lliv in'llilij ul il uiigiiimilit Iho iti'iniruii'0 i'l)k>i" A Shaft of Mgntfftog calls ft, wftnsaw to His Reckoning:. The <vM*& S. P. Depot (it Platte- Vilie tired by a Bolt. tont, Wis., June 8.—A terrific wind storm, closely suggestive of a cyclone, jossed over this villaee last night. Early ft the evening, ominous dork, blue-gray clouds began to roll up from the northwestern horiison, an Oppressive calm prevailed, and then, With a thunderous roar, ihe storn. burst over the place. Trees bent low before the invisible power, and many were broken down, while from others limbs were torn nnd hurled away. Out-houses were toppled over, fences wrecked, and no little damage clone in other directions. The isolation of the village in a sheltering valley seems to have saved it from worse damage. A deluge of rain followed the wind. The storm created very general alarm. FOND DU LAO, June 8.—Daring a severe storm, which was general throughout the state last night, and amounted almost to a cyclone in norlhern Wisconsin, a largo tent, of Robinson's circus was blown down during tho performance. A scene of pandemonium followed, tho screams of women mingled with the roars of wild beasts. The excitement was more intense on account of the fenr that the animals would get away. Besides being thoroughly drenched many wonieh nnd children lost their wraps nntl lints, which were carried away by the wind. While none were dangerously injured, a good many were severely bruised. OIIEQOK, June 3.—During the storm last evening, at about 8 o'clock) Win. Bucklny, aged 69 years, residing about five tmd a half miles west of Oregon, was struck dead by lighting while standing in his barn door. His son-in-law, who was about two tods from him at the the time, went and picked him up immediately, but life wns extinct. There were no marks on the body, nor anything to show that the bolt had struck anywhere near. The deceased leaves a wife and eight grown-up children. Tho funeral will occur from the Catholic church in Oregon to-morrow, WAUBAU, Wis., June 3.—During a violent rain storm accompanied by heavy thunder ttnd sharp lightning passing over the city yesterday afternoon from west to east, Charles Possatt a teamster in tha employ of Curtis Brothers and company, was instantly killeu by lightning just outside the city limits while in the act of driving his horses undAr cover to protect them from the storm. A bolt also struck in the city shivering and riddling a building. The inmates fortunately escaped injury. PJ,ATTBVIM.K, Wis., June 3.—Tho Milwaukee & St. Paul companys' depot wat struck by lightning and burned, at 2 o'clock this morning. The loss is 815,000 with'partial insurance. All the records were burned. The loss of freight is 8200 The company's warehouse, occupied by Sheperd also burned. Loss, 82,500, partially insured. Shepherd's loss of grain is 87,000, and was insured for 81,500. The fire department saved other warehouses, lumber yards and the Northwestern company's buildinffs. YIHOQUA, Wis., June 3.—The heaviest rainfall of years visited this section yesterday morning. Many bridges on surrounding streams are swept away, and much other damage is done. DODOEVII.LB, 'Wis., Juno 3,—The most terrific storm of wind, hail and rain, thunder and lightning, visited this city last evening, at half past 6, that IIBB been known for twenty years. Though no damage was done everything was deluged with water, and tho trains were compelled to stoo on tho road. Large landslides occurred at some places on the railroad, and men worked ul 1 night to clear them out. LA CUOHBE, Juno 3.—There was something like a waterspout at Maiden Hock, yesterday. Two hundred feet of the Burlington track was more or less washed, and a sewer being built through the village was completely torn up. Rains have been heavy for the past twenty-four hours hereabout, but no great damage was done. BKI.OIT, June 3.—Considerable damage was done by a terrific wind and rain storm, last night, here and vicinity. The electric light plant was destroyed and several buildings more or less damaged. os 1 *n» Six Liven tout in the Ivlrtd Storm ttt flrfld- •hrtff, jfcb. YORK, Neb., June 5.—Five people are dead as a result of the tornado disaster at Bradshaw, A sixth, an unknown immi- rrant, who was passing through With his family, will die. Between twenty and thirty persons were injured but the full 1st of names and the extent of their ih- jnriea have not yet been obtained. The storm struck the plnca about 9 o'clock, and When it had passed there was not a complete building'standing in the plnce. In every house in town was somebody either killed, wounded, or crying from pain and fright. The place wns en- veloprd in darkness, and rain and nail were coming down in torrents. The dead and wounded were removed to ah improvised hospital, where they are now being cared for. A company of troops sent by Oov. Theyer is rendering all possible assistance. The killed are: Mrs. Peuiier, three children of John Shaw, and a little son of J. A. Bruinsey. Mr. Brumsey had his arm broken, and his Wife and two daughters were nlso injured. Mr. Shaw, father of, John Shaw, is missing. YOHK, Neb., June 6.--The fntalitits at Bradshaw now reach 15. The wounded have been removed to other towns or into the country. The estimated loss will reach $250,000. Of 800 stricken households it is ossiiimted thntnot 10 per cent will be able to erect the roofs over their heaiK wontc. IN oTIllill I.OCALITJKS. Innmti'H of it Stale IloHplliil In I own Iliully Injiirou. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, June 3. —A Nonpareil Olenwood special says: One of the most dieastroua storms that ever visited this section struck Glenwood early this morning. The state's institution for the feeble-minded was blown down. The roof of the building was crushed by the falling of the smoke stack which tore its way through thu building, killing two inmates, Willie Cline, of Stark county, and Wesley Emery, of Monroe county. Their bodies were crushed almost to a pulp. Six other inmates were severely injured. I inured: John Swallow, of Dnbuke, bruised about the body and slightly cut. Sam Askins, Council Bluffs, bruised about tho body. \Villie Pruther, Wayne county, badly bruised and cut and may die. Fred Wright, Fort Dodge, bruised. Ed. Street, Leo county, bruised about the head uml body, seriously injured. Henry Hiiyder, Benton county, bruised about the head and body and arm crushed. Tho above were inmates of the institution. The now building, in tho course of construction, withstood the storm. The damages to the institution will aggregate 80,000. Several other buildings wore wrecked Tho canning factory poses with one side blown in, while tho Glenwood mills aro badly damaged. MANHKIKI.B, 0., Juno 3.—This afternoon during a heavy rain storm, lightning struck Tracy & Avery's powder house located a mile oast of tho city. The house contained over 5,000 pounds of powder, which exploded, causing a tremendous report, Hundreds of windows in tho city were broken, china and glassware knocked from shelves and the people were thrown from their feet. Many buildings in the vicinity were badly wrecked. |Two frame dwelling houses on tho opposite side of tho street from the magazine were leveled to the ground. One of tha houses was vacant; the other was occupied by Henry Roost, his wife and two children. He was absent at the time of the explosion. A six months old babe was instantly killed, and tho mother and another child are thought to bo fatally injured. Nothing remains of tho powder house, the bricks being scattered in all directions, some being found it quarter of a mile uwtvy. ST, PAUL, Juno 5,—Reports of the damage from the storm of Wednesday ore now coming in from various piirts of tho northwest. In general, the rain .wan. a benefit, but tho wind that accompanied it iu some placed and tho floods and washouts that resulted from it in others, .have caused a good many thousands of dollars loss to railroads, farms and towns. The ditrnugo at Itedwing and Xumbrota, Minn., is very heavy, many dwullimrs being ruined and families forced to vacate. In Belle Creak vulloy all tho trucks of the Minneapolis and St. Louis & Canon Valley division of Milwaukee railways were destroyed. The cattle pastured on the bottoms iu;o reported to be drowned. In some places the tracks are buried ut'teen feet under th« earth. Tho Duluth, Redwing & Southern tracks between here and Xuiubrota were washed away in many. places. The wires are down anil nothing definite cau now bo learned. At Hay Creek two mill dams burst sweeping away iv large portion of trunk and station house. Around Leroy, Minn., the storm was like u. cyclone and the damage was great. Chester, 0., suffered front this storm, which formed near the southeast corner of Oakland township, Howard county. It demolished u school house, injuring tho toucher aud several children, one fatally. Suvenil farm houses were partially demolished and u. number of people slightly iujurod. The report telegraphed, from Sioux Fulls to-iltiy, that lightning struck the Ulisuiiuui school house, twelve miles south- eust of FUuulww, killing sixteen children, wiiii incorrect. Lightning did strike the building and the eltock stunned the children, b«t w«° WTO wsrjwwly l>wt toft, Jwfle6,-Renprto hn,y<) Ttm Vamonf frciieli Monastery nt Grenoble Illown up by byniimlte. PAWS, June 5.— The famous mqmmtery, La Grand Chartreuse, fourteen miles distant from Grenoble, in the department of Isere, has been partially wrecked by being blown up with dynamite. Tho outrage is believed to be tho Work of persons living in the vicinity of the monastery, who were incensed by their failure to extort money from the Chartreuse monks by blackmail. This monastery is situated in a picturesque but desolate region on a mountain 4,000 feet above sea level. St. Bruno founded it in the eleventh century and since then it has become the fountain head of all the monasteries of the Carthusian order. St. Bruno's cell is now used as a chapel in which service is performed day and night. The buildings have been several timed destroyed by fire. and those which were demolished by today's explosion were erected in 1078. The monastery was stripped of its possessions during the French revolution, but in 1816 they were restored. There are 120 inmates who depend for their support chiefly on the manufacture of the famous liqueur which bears the name of the monastery and is distilled from aromatic herbs. THIS CHICAGO bun AlleSI, ilie Alleged falU+ntA UlArtwe* Agftln in C6nrt. NanASVttMB, Wis., June S.—The pro ceedings in the case of Dan Allen, the convicted murderer, interrupted three ears ago by the escape from jail of thr defendent, were resumed here in the jrcnit court yesterday. When Allen fled n 1887, a motion for a new trial WHP o have been argued at the term of court following. The motion was renewed yesterday afternoon, and argued at great length. After a careful review of the" cn.«e, Judge Newman overruled the motion. The case will be appealed to the supreme court, where Alton'- ittorney 1 ) believe that the decision of the ower court will be overruled. They think that if n now trial is secured Allen will be acquitted, as it will be difficn.lt, they claim o produce sufficient evidence to establish lis guilt. Allen has . spent tho ;ime, since his return from the Pacific coast, in the county jail. 3e is hopeful. A motion for a new trial n the ease of Hugh Perkins, convicted of murder, was also denied. A peculiarity of these cases is that both defendants had ft long season of liberty after their alleged crimes were committed. Perking being caught in Canada lost year, where he had fled after the killing of Meadows, while Allen escaped and was recaptured in Washington territory after three years of wandering. No Force tJucd. LOSDON, June 5.—In the house of commons today the foreign secretary said that the government had received official jdvices from Newfoundland stating that there had been no landing of French armed forces. The commander of the French ship requested tlio removal of certain nets in St. George's bay, the request being justified, and no threats bo- ing used. ; AJ>Jj CAN Jim. The 1'olloe Are Still on Their Trnckn. CHICAGO, June 5. — "The release of sus pect Joseph Kaiser on the order of Judge Tuley," says Chief Marsh, "hasnotdimin- isheu our investigations into the dynamite plot, if such there was. Wo were not in c condition to show our hand, but wo hacl the best of reasons for arresting Kaiser anil holding him." "We may need him again," said Lieut. Kipley this morning. "Can you lay your hand on him when you want him?" "Oh. 1 think so," said the lieutenant with a knowing look; "I think he will report here every day or BO." The department is now in communication with the New York authorities, in which state Lieutenant Kipley says Kaiser has done time for arson. They also say that Kaiser did time three times in Germany before coming to this country, bu 1 for what is not known. The impression was conveyed in Judge Tulcy's instructions that tho letter upon the advice in which Kaiser was arrested was anonymous. Whether or noc name was attached to the letter tho police will not say. They do say, however, that instructions were given in it for a reply to be inserted in a newspaper. This was done, and pending a reply from the writer Kaiser was arrested. No reply has yof been received. A vague story is current to the pffec: that the dynamite, despite Kaiser's pro tests, was used at the suggestion of Johann Most. Most is said to be afraid thai public sentiment is changing in favor o a pardon for Neobe. He hates Neebe or somo reason, it is aUi ailiriii ed, and instigated the plot to arouse unfavorable sentiment and revive the ok anti-anarchistic feeling. The letter sent to the police is also said to have been in spired by Most to throw Kaiser in thi lumls of the police. "1 know nothing of any such rumor,' said Chief Marsh, "but I am convinced of one thing, that Chicago anarchists Im< nothing to do with the dynamite can. am satisfied of this, and wo are looking farther than these people." How Long Is I(n Snne? RACINE, Wis.. Juno 4. — A strange cir cu instance is reported from the Racine County Insane asylum today. Some twelve years ago Joseph Wedbein, of the town of Waterforil, this county, was com mitted to tho Northern State hosptal for insane at Oshkosh, and 1ms since been con lined there. Today he was transferred to the Racine asylum as an incurable. His mental condition was examined into b> a commission of physicians upon his arrival here and they pronounced bin sane. Ho will be released. Who Will Kill Koiumlor. BiJKl''Ai.o, Juno 4.— In the general tern of tho supreme court rodny, the decisioi of Judge Underwood, of Auburn, in the KemmTor habeas corpus case, was aflirmed This allows Iho case "to go at once to; tho court of appeals. The only question ul issue is whether Keimnler can be legally executed by the warden at Auburn prison Attached hv u Hull. FAUIIIAUI.T, June 4. — Malbin Peters 11 yomi{{ lad of eighteen yours, while visiting his undo who lives on a farm about eight miles from here, met with a serious accident while strolling in a pasture. He was attacked by a mad bull, and one of his legs broken in two places, and ho was also badly gored in his side. Ho is in a critical condition, Still Ailre. ASHI.AND, Pa., June 4.— The Blast colliery mine fire has burned through to the A giuig of ireu employed in a shaft were overcome by gas. John llaffey aad Charles O'Boylo had to bo carried from the mine. Efforts are boin'g taken to remove the gas in order to avert an explosion. SluoUnir of Newspaper Men. CHICAGO, III., June 4.— The annual meeting of the Northwestern Associated Press was hold here today ami the attendance was tho largest; in years. A Heavy Failure. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4. — Michca Simmer, merchant and operator of a mil at Now Prague, Scott county, has failed. Tho liabilities are 810,000 and assets 8100,000. Futilities lit it Mine. LEAjmw.E, Col., Juno 4. — News is received here that Engineer Folk, while repairing a pump in the shaft of the Mikado company mine, fell 200 feet to tho bottom and was crushed into a horrible mass. No sooner had the coroner brought the remains to this city than ho was called to thu Antioch mine where Thonas Fhtni- gan was blown to atoms by a premature explosion and JIUUOB O'Doimull probably fatally injured, __ K lllnllon the Ties. AHUI.AND, Wis., June 8. — An unknown man, well dressed, and having money in liis pockets, was run over and instantly killed while attempting to board a freight at Wushburji, Wis., thin afternoon. His body was horribly mangled. The coroner's jury could tiuil no el no to his identity. _ •_ _ UTIOA, N. Y., Juno 4.— P. Webster Stoddartl, who hits boon on trial in Herki- nttr, for forgery for the past ten days, was this morning found guilty. Stoddord was in court this nfteniopn. Suddenly he arose and wont into tho the ante-room, 1 mmoiUtitely of towards n, pistol shot Wits Uewd, UUM it \VIAH found that he hud attempted wiieida. The bullet entered the back of Ifis iwck H,e ' The City lllddhiK the lllghent Cun Secure the Odd Fellow*' Home. EATJ CI.AIIIE, Special Telegram, June 5. —Tho grand lodge of Odd Fellows adjourned to-night. Nino directors luul been chosen for the State Odd Follows' home, as follows: David Adler, of Milwaukee! Jamet Corning, of Kilbourn City; Post Grand Master Hubbard, of Mnnito- woc; George Mead, . of. Shell Lake; Dr. Vivian, of Mineral Point; Mnrtin Rich, of Horicon; Mrs. Hutchinson. of Waneka; Mrs. Cunningham, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Ryan' of Appleton. The three latter rt-prei-eiit- injr the Rebekah association. The granil lodge made a preliminary appropriation pi 83,000 for the home. The directors will locate the home at the city which makes the best offer. Ciinhler, Womun nnd Mone LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 5. — Frank W. Mcllvain, cashier of the Sulphur Deposit band of Sulphur, Ky., is missing and va is Mrs. Hattie Watkins, wife of the leading hotelkeeper of Sulphur. About 810,000 ol the bank's money is also missing. Mc- llvain left a wife behind him. The Track Covered With Snnd. CmrrEWA FAI.LS, Wis.. June 5.— -A terrific storm raged hero last night, causing several landslides near the .railroad The Wisconsin Central's track in n eut-of! in the city was covered with twelve feet o sand, and the Omaha track with four feet Trains were delayed from six to nine hours Considerable damage was also done to citj property. Too much rain is falling to benefit crops. Under Newjnlaim FON DU LAC, June 5. — The Winnebngo Furniture Manufacturing company has been organized with a cupitul. of 8200,000. The members of the organizationafew days ngo purchased all the interest of C. J. L Meyer here, and it is the intention to rut the several factories to their full capacity The McMillan Bros , of Stevens Print own the majority of the stock. Mr. Meyer still retains his interests tt Harmansvillc Iliilm for Her liijurfetf. MILWAUKEE, June 5. — Miss Emma L Thorsen, of this ciy, a sister of John John ston, has received u check for 88,500 fron the St. Paul City Ilailwav company, tin amount of a judgment secured nguinst tin corpora'ion for injuries received in ;u accident. Miss i'hornson was one o several passengers in a cnble oar when ii was precipilated down a bill n year ngo Her leg was broken and she was internullj injured. First Meeting of thn-Worlil-K Fair Coin inlft«>. inxnTox, Juno 5. — Secretary Blaine lifts notified the world's fair commissioner that the first meeting will bo held at the Grand Pacific hotel, Chicago, June 20th for the purpose of organizing, etc. Chief Clerk Brown, of the state department, ha been appointed a representative of the state department in the selection, prepara tionand safe keeping of the governuien exhibit at tho exposition. For OnrDuHky Brethren. LAKE MONAONK, N. Y., June 5.—Ai the second day's session of t.hn negro dm ference Misn Emerson, muretory of MIL Bureau of Women's Work American Mis sionary society opened tho discussion 01 the "Home Life of tho Negro in tlio Blue! Belt of the South." United States oom missioner of education, Rev. Dr. Lymai Abbott, and others were among the speak ers. Shot ut liy Trumps. NEENAK, AVis., June 5.—Last evening Conductor Maynard put two tramps oft' the freight train between this city and Apple ton. After getting off they fired three shots at him, but fortunately none of them hit him. Minister Hicks Will Visit Oslikush. OSHKOSH, June 5.—Minister Hicks anil family, of Simii, Peru, are expected here on n visit during July. The leave of ab sconce will be taken to avoid tho severe climate of that country during July ant,' August, which seriously affected Mr, Hicks last year. The rumor that ho intends to resign is unfounded. Mr. Hicks is at present engaged in writing a book. Where Ihu Cleveland!) Will Summer. BOSTON, June 5,—Mrs. Cleveland arrives at Marion today and will spend tho summer there, as for some seasons past The ex-president has leased a home at the lower village. Chinese Soldiers KepulBCd. SAN FJIANCISCO, June 5.—Advices received by the steamer City of Pokin, from Hong Kong, state that tiic war ujfiiinst the savages in Formosa is being conducted in a desultory manner. The Chinese troopi have suffered several severe repulses am : losses and are unable to make any progress in tlio subjugation of tho country. Original I'uckage ft NulMtiico. MASON CITY, la., June 8.—County Attorney Clark today began proceedings foi an injunction against the original package saloonkeepers of this city on the grounds of being a nuisance and breaking the original package when they sold it in botllo. The entire population hereabouts is anxiously awaiting the result of this case. The judge will give his decision in a week. SIII5 WENT INSANE. Trlultf of a llunvunui Immigrant Ot Oolluim, NEW YOIIK, June 3.—A handsome young emigrant was iodny brought to Ihu barge office by a police onicer who found her wandering in the streets. The girl's name is Sarah Mai-ion, and she landed here two weeks ngo. She wns rushed through the barge ofh'co, us ninny emigrants arrived that day. After being turned out into tho streets, utterly ignorant of ho\y to find her friends, she wandered about Battery park. Heur a man got into conversation with her. He told Her ho would take her to a boarding house where ulio could remain until her friends cume. She said she accompanied the man to tho house, and it is alleged that s .e wits drugged and kept confined in the house for several days. She was found wandering in the streets insane from tho ordeal she had passed through' A Pastor Violates the Allen, Labor l.uw. SAVW STB MAIIIIC, June 3.—Rev. Mr. Green, of thu Escuuaba. Episcopal churoh, will probably bo tried under the alien contract labor law. He w«s a piwtor at the Cauadiwt "Sop" church, and while serving there us contracted with to supply the Esc»uabft p.ulpit. He claims thwue wits itfnortint of the law, but his igritu-auco fwe Mot ptkfy tlw dwtrict uttoriwy, who is i.nycAtijg.aJiing tM i^to, TJie local HP.MJNA, Mont., Jane 2.—The Will t£ ndwnrd F. Crcsty, nephew of ex-Got. Jrosby, who suicided May 16, has bSflH filed for probate. It is dated May 14, and Imposes of about 820,000. One paragraph of the will is of interest and perhaps brows more light upon the cause Of >osby 's suicide. After giving nfwl* Ul lis property to his infnnt daughter, vtarunrct, it continues. . "The >urpo«o and object of leaving my jropcrty to my said daughter 1 hereby leefftro to be that my wifr, Jane Eliza Irewer Crosby, will have as little as possv- lie of my e'-tnte. only taHnv that portion, which tho law gives and nilows her and which I cannot will away from her,.ehe inving declared to me on ninny occasions inritigthe last eighteen months that she laled mo and wished for my death, and morfe lately in the presence of a witness hat she would be delighted to leave me r orcvcr." Bishop Hrewer, Crosby's father- ii-law. and William B. Crosby, of 120 Jirondwny, New York city, nrn made the executors. With the will is filed a peti- ion of Bishop H: ewer that W. R. Tuttle x appointed administrator. Thursday, Tuno 3, is the date sot for probate. Whether any effort will be made to overturn it on the ground of Crosby's insani- !y is not known. His wife nml family, al- legod ifmanitv as the cause of his suicide, Lhough the fury which investigated the case did not return such a verdict. UAIIY AXU TWO SACHETS. That, Iff What nnlSloplnif Cotiplc Took Along With Them. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 2.— Quite a sensation was occasioned in Wont St. Paul today by the discovery of nn elopment of John Jiiergens, an er.graver, and Mrs. Ilnttie Schiiltz, whose husband is a furrier it. Hod Wing. Jucrgcns is a married man, nnd Wednesday evening hi« wife discovered him in the house of Mrs. Schultz, their neighbor, whose husband is never at home except Sundays. A «toruiy scene followed, which was finally settled. Thursday Juergens came home in a hurry, packed a small snuhel and told his wife that he would bo back in the evening. He did not return yesterday and it was ascertained later in th? day that he had left in company with Mrs. Schultz, each taking only a small sachcl. Mrs. Schultz took her 14-months-old bnby with her, The police ore now nftor the pair. A Mine on Fin;. Asm. AND, PH... Juno 2. — The situation at the Bast mine is uncliungoil. Men are at work driving two shafts and. have reached a depth of twenty feet. It is impossible to give a definite statement as to Ihe extent of the lire, as only part of it can be pcen. The troughs which, carry the water to the btirningbanks burst above, the Buck mountain engine house last night while (lie engineer was clown the slope, mid washed the coal dirt into tho house, almost covering the engines. A Duel In a Chnrcliyitrd. ji, June 2.— The local papers assort that after quarreling last night about n j'ounff lady, Thomas Overby, of this i-ity, and Robert Sanders of Indiana, repaired to the cemetery where they fought n duel with pistols, Sanders being seriously injured. H is stated he was taken to his home in Evansville. The story is not. verified. Mullet IV Claim Dlxmtaftcd. "WASHINGTON, June 2. — Tho court of claims dismissed the claim of A. B. Mullett against the United States for compensation /is architect of the building now occupied by tho state, war and navy departments, amounting to about 8150,000. Killed In a Saloon Kow. LA POIITE, Ind., June 2.— Yesterday afternoon David Reagan became involved in a quarrel in it saloon with a young countryman named William Bickle. The latter struck Reagen -a powerful blow in the face, which resulted in breaking his neck. Bickle fled as soon as he realized the man was_dead, and is still at large. '• 'A MAYOR'S Arrested Tor Perjury — The , Charges llelng Matin by all Alderman. PITTNIHJIKJ, Pa., June 4.— A warrant charging James G. Wyman, of Alegheny City, with perjury in swearing that he had brain legally elected mayor, was issued by Alderman Reilly, last night. The information charges him with contributing and promising to contribute money and other valuables to secure his nomination nnd olrction. Wyman gave bail in the-sum of: $1,000 for a hearing on Saturday. Ho asserts that the charges ore made at the instance of political enemies. The arrest caused groat excitement both here and at Allegheny City. ,)iiiii]i<.il lo Ills Dcnth. ST. Lot: is, Mo., June 4.— T. H. Vine, operator at the Western Union office, fell, or threw himself from the fourth story of his boarding house this evening, and was instat ly killed. He was arrested on Mon- yuy in'the Merchants' exchange on suspicion of having been implicated in the wire tapping in Donovan's pool room. He 'wns "swelled" fwenl.y-four hours and lliun released. Finding himself discharged. by the Western Union he got drunk. He was seen sitting in his room a few minutes before ho fell or jumped out. He was known by the name of Costello and T. H, Kane, as well usT. H. Vine. . Pennoyor JSlecteil. POHTI-AND, Ore., June 4. — Complete returns from all counties give Hermann (rep.) for congress, 8,977 majority; Pen- noyor (dem.) for governor, S,460 majority. __ A. Victory for tho Saloonlsts. ASHI.AND, Wis., June 3.— The attempt at Sunday closing htis ended in a miserable failure, which is a victory- for the saloon men. They objected because the Citizens' league closed saloons and permitted other places to remain open. The city court decided in n test case that tin open barber shop was n necessity. Saloons were allowed to remain open Sunday as a means of purchasing pence . for barbers and others. __ A Iteaplet for the Jeiv. LONDON, June 4. — The czar has issued a ukase ordering tho abandonment of the Russian anti-Jewish policy for one year, This measure is understood to have been taken in deference to numerous protests against the recent wholesale expulsion of Hebrews from different parts of the empire, and is merely tentative, Alarlulsuo Mill In Ashes, ASHLAND, Wis., Juno 4. — Curtis Bros'. planing mill at Miirinisco, was destroyed by fire, Tho mill was engaged, in running 10,000,000 feet for Hoxie & Miller, and the latter will rebuild. The exact loss is not known but the lowest estimate is $8,000 with no insurance, _ Frlnce of 6axe III, BKUI.IN, June 3: Tho prince of Saxe- Meiningen, brother-in-law of the emperor, who was visiting at Coblentz, was taken ill at a hotel in that place. His attack is attributed to the injuries he received by the upsetting of tho cam-age in which he was riding with the em) eror recently. llUmurelf Alultlng Trouble. NEW YORK, Juno 8. — A dispatch from Paris to The Herald quotes The Nineteenth Century as saying in its Monday edition: "There nro proofs that Prince Bismarck is intriguing ut the little German court as well us abroad to raise difficulties'""' of all sorts in the way of the emperor. There is somo talk at Berlin of the removal of several high officials who have been proven to be in communication with the ex-chancellor, and to be associated with his opposition to the imperial decision.' 1 _ _ ,'_• Ahout the ISar-lllng. A Now York woman says: There is ft certain pleasure in watching tho decline nnd fall of the ear-ring. If 1 had written "Looking Backward' 1 should have inserted somewhere a reniinifcenee of the last wonu'n who bored holes iu her flesh to suggestion oi weight attached to the now displeases most well-bred women. Occasionally you see a face of such a shape that htmgiug eur drops are temptingly becoming. Nettie Hooper, the pretty daughter of Lucy lloopor, the Paris correspondent, wore largo Creole ear-rings set with small pearls at a recent reception, and they accented her piquancy, but the hangiug ear-ring, aa-a,rule, isau ftbnowift' ntion. KVOM the stud vox-rials is Jess wore, Fine jewels iu-o less often set in ew-rings, mul n.uuiy which have thus boon vu^ed Rje going buck to jewelers to bo reset (js pei,d- or iu bi'ooekt'fi, It is not u usmil, tlyng to«» it debutante '\rUato''wtt tyffl? ierced, n,n,d watrp«s o|teft use YW"

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