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unar mm CENTRAL STRIKE will be engaged to give leBsons to pupils' in the bandaging and dressing of wounds, etc. !,6stttt f 016*01 is I'lp'otted Hi a clanger ,"_ I fcnysic&l cSn'dition-. Alffioffgh only 03 f, woken oWn from overwork, and as hi SJeaK&rities include a dislike to pliysieian ting to ah aversion, h6 refuses ad i tod medical treatment, and in spite |^l the remonstrances of his family, persisl tfi his usual labor in the field and in hi That is as it shonld be. th ; feeutzer Sonata" ought to kill any man. Tflfi anti-lottery citizens 6f Louisiana ar beginning to think: that Pibvidehce is o theif side. One of tha principal lotter ;„ Jktlvocates^in the legislature has been pros Ktoaled by'paralysis, and toother has bee 'ifi&lled away from the legislature throug family troubles. The narrowness of th Struggle may be judged from the impor ance of a single member and the demora izing consequences of the loss of one man The final outcome of the struggle seems i hang in the balance, but the contest itse • will go down itt the- history as a nob fight for state emancipation in {he foe* of Unheard of liberality and even extrava gance in the bribes offered by the corrup tionists. . . • . THE New'York Tribune is quite righ in saying that the first duty of republican in the house, as .well as of all conservativ and right-thinting meni is to stand up fo honest money and prevent the mischief free coinage if they can;: "it is not thei part to let mischief • come now in the iio tion that it must come sooner or later. And is it any more their part to yiel clear to, if not actually over, the point practical free coinage, in compromis measures of the extreme character promul gated whose' dangerous uncertainties n. admit? We cannot see'that it is; at leui while there , is assurance .. that the pros: dentis on sound ground.' What we nee is bold and plain speaking and votin from men who are. now' destroying thei usefulness in timid concession and patel ing up compromise, little if at all les hurtful than free coinage itself. PRESIDENT DIAZ, of Mexico, .the dis patches say, is becoming unpopular. Th dispatches should be received with du allowance for inflection. There has .de veloped all along the Texas and Mexican border a certain activity in telegram which is known in newspaper offices which causes a discount to be made on al news from that region. President Diaz i the most American of the Mexican presi dents. He has been much in the Unite< States, and by all odds is the most procti cal and modern of t'ae men who have fillec the position. He is shrewd and strong He may be aiming at a dictatorship, bu those who know him wel I think him too wis for the endeavor. He is not the man tc forget his surroundinea. He is a "boss, 1 in the political sense of the word, and hi; management of the affairs of the republii of the south, while a good example o bossism, has not been bad. He is quite able to care for himself. TnE man in this country with the inos, brains is undoubtedly Professor Burt G Wilder, of Cornell University. To be sure the brains in his possession are not all hi own, though this is not to say that he is no liberally endowed with cerebral matter one tissues. They consist of the brains of animals and human beings, and of such brains the professor probably ha« the largest collection in the world. Brains for many years have been his fad. While other connoisseurs ' have been collecting works of art, rare books, bric-a-brac, pos tage stamps and coins, the professor has been as industriously collecting brains. Like collectors in these lines, he is fairly crazy in his specialty. He will travel hundreds of miles to obtain the brain of a corpse, and a man whose failing health implies that he is pretty nearly done with his brain excites his deepest interest. He has now the brains of 4,000 animals and of 700 human beings. The latter he is studying with the closest care in order to increase the knowledge of brain structure and obtain new liorht if possible on the nature of mental diseases. Several of the professors of the university have bequeathed their brains to him, and he would undoubtedly take it as an encouraging mark of interest in his work if other people, particularly the old and ailing, would do likewise. IT seems that Lord Salisbury has not been so yielding as Mr. Stanley feared. The dispatches describing the probable boundary lines between the English and German spheres of influence in Central Africa indicates that England has at (east held her own in the division of territory, "tan- ley's anxiety was least Germany should be allowed to coma north of the Victoria Nyanza. His warnings to the British public, and his criticisms upon Lord Salisbury, have had this fear for their keynote. Whether all this has had an effect on stiffening his lordship's attiude or not, tho fact remains that Germany is not to. extend north of the Victoria. Her. northern boundary is to be the second degree of south latitude. The parallel cuts off the southern end of tho Victoria, but leaves the major portion of the lake in English territory. The lino between the German and English spheres does not exactly follow this second parallel, but bends a little to the south over in the northwest corner of the German territory, near the Congo line. The bend is for the purpose of taking into English territory the mountainous country covered by Stanley's recent treaties, and seems also to include practically tho whole of Uganda. The strip of territory along England's southern lino which Germany cedes to England, gives England a little more sea-coast, but serves its most useful purpose, in the present negotiations, in straightening the line between the two spheres of influence. The western boundary of the German sphere is, of course, the Congo state. South the line is the stephonson road, the shortest and most practicable way from South Africa to tho Nile valley. It leaves the coast at the Zambesi river, thence up the Shire to Lake Nyassa. thence across country to Tanganika, then through the Nyanza lakes to the Nile. As far as Tanganyika and the Congo boundary, this rout is to bo Germany's line, but tho road itself is to be English, although open to both nations. Had Germany annexed Uganda, this rout would have been utder German control, and wight have easily been made a blind alley. Under the present conditions it (.will remain tho great highway through Central Africa, England is left by this division of territory practically supreme over all Africa between the German sphere £nd Egypt. England also gains tho supervision of Zanzibar, (unmounting to an exclusive protectorate. Germany in return gets all the African territory she has ever really claimed, wd Heligoland in js the Baltic besides. She concedes an \ important point in admitting that occupa- tia» ol the coast does sot give pontrol over jftland regions. The settlemeut appears fair compromise. Tb,e se1 * 1 to accept fas years ago the park area is New Tork City was 1,094 acres. No* it is 5,000. Brjfctift&S faflMis !o? th'6-weet aumbef 199 against 212 last week and 220 in the corresponding period of 1889. SftAwAsEft, L T.—A tffealy was inade with the Pottowattomies Thursday. They Will receive their land in severally and 8100,000 in ntoney. Pmt,At>ET*itiA.—The returns of the census enumerators are almost entirely conpleted. and the snpervisor for this district gives the population at 1,040,449, an increase of 198,278 over" 1880. AFTER his lecturing tonr in the United States, Explorer Stanley will return to Africa as governor-general of the Congo Free State. King Leopold, of Belgium, has offered him that position and he has accepted it. LINCOMJ, Neb.—The. census supervisor announces _that Lincoln ^as 63^902 people. This does not include the four manufacturing and educational suburbs that it is estimated will swell the totaj to 60,000. T'HE New York Court of Appeals decided that the Warden of Auburn Prison was the proper person to execute the sentence of death by electricity passed upon the murderer Kemmiof. ACCORDING to the New Orleans Tintes- Democrat the census returns form some parishe'i in Louisiana indicate that the whites ore inoTeasing in a greater ratio than the blacks in that State. In Red River parish, for instance, the increase in the lost decade has been whites 44.2 per cent., negroes 27.8 per cent. THE Iowa State Republican Convention at Sioux City nominated tho following ticket: Secretary of State, Win. M. McFurland; Auditor, .J. A. Lyons; Treasurer, B. A. Beeson; Attorney-General, John Y. Stonei Judge of .the Supreme Court, J. H. Rothiockj Clerk of the Supreme Court, G. B, Pray; Reporter of the Supreme Court, N. B. Raymond; Railroad Commissioner, J. W. Luke. AT the annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Societj, of Harvard, held at Boston On Thursday, Bishop Henry C. Potter, of Neiv York, delivered an address. He criticised the political abuses which ho declared prevailed in this country, claimimj that personal gain and not the good of the government was the chief aim of parties and individuals in the struggle for preferment. He compared tho ^present aspect of politics in with the_ period in Hoimm history when the Pratorian guards offered to put tho empire up at auction, NEW OKLEANS, La.—The Picayune's Groverton (Tex.), special says: Great excitement was caused here Tuesday night by the suicide of a beautiful young l.idy, Miss Annie Turner, daughter of Judge B. Turner, and tho excitement was intensified when the father took the pistol from tho hands of his dying daughter and killed Professor Davis, Nothing is known as to the cause of the tragedy. Professor Davis came here last March from Lake Forrest College, N. C., and took charge of the academy at this place. Ho was a good looking young man. . FOREIGN. the , orf ausficioft 61 crinie. JAc*so*r, Miss. — the jury in case of the State Tfeasuref He way, rendered a verdict 6f guilty. Me court then passed a sentence of fife yews' imprisonment in the penitentiary, TSOMAS DAw&soff was foafid guilty of murder in the first degree at Columbia City.-Ind. Wednesday, and sentefitfid to life imprisonment, ' Datidson got tired Waiting for the death of his uncle, whose heir he was, and killed him last November. CfttCActo.— Wilson Green and Elay, two young men from Bndat 111., were held by the tftiited States commissioner Monday, on the" charge of stealing from the mails. The postoffice authorities believe they are members* of a regularly organized gang that has comrftitted gfieat depredations On the mail matter in that section. CONBRESStOiTAt. COUNT VON MALTKE, the famous German field marshal, is seriously ill. CAIJIO. — It is reported that Osmon Digina left Tokor and is marching northward with a large force. CousTANTiNOri.E. — Serious conflicts are reported between the Armenians and Kurds, in which miiny were killed on both sides. LONDON. — A dispatch from Buenos Ayres says that revolutionary agitation has started in Entre Rios, a province of the Argentine Republic, and is increasing 1 . PiummiA.—The Volksrond of the South African Republic has passed a bill providing that the Legislature of the Republic shall consist of two chambers, instead of only one—the Volksaad—as at present. LONDON.—In the commons, Mr. Smith, jevernment leader, announced that the jovernmerit had decided to withdraw the icensing clauses of the local taxation bill. MONCTON, N. B.— Before the eyes of ,heir neighbors on Wednesday evening, Andrew Little and his wifo were burned death in the flames of their cottage, gnited by lightning, which paralyzed the nmates. AT Brest, France, a foot-bridge leading roin a steamer to a landing-stage gave way and many persons were thrown into ;he sea. The bodies of seven were recov- red and it is feared that others perished. BEKLIN.—The National Zeitung ap- iroves the Anglo-German Convention, and eclares that the importance of Zanzibar argely diminished when the German coin- any carried its project to transfer the rhole trade to ports on the German Littor- ST. PETTETisuuiia.—Dispatches from hardjui, Turkistnn, says that hundreds of ales of Afghan cotten have arrived there rom Kelif. This is the first direct sale lade by the Afghans to the Russians, WEES AND CASUALTIES. By the explosion of a boiler in Frank ardner's stave mill at North Star, Mich., tree men were instantly killed and four atally injured. MILWAUKEE, Wis.—A special to the vening Wisconsin, from Racine, cays it reported that the tug Welcome, of ncago, owned by Barry Brothers, In- opendont Tug line, was blown up and all hands lost Wednesday morning, near here. EAHJ,V Friilny inori'ng- a serious accident occurred near Childs, Md., by which two men were killed and thirteen persons, including' Bishop Keane, of Washington, D. C., and the son of Senator Ingalls, were injured. Tho main-ioils on the engine broke and beat the engine to pieces and throw the sleeper down an embankment, The killed are Charles Achonlu-il, of New York, and John McNamara, of Philadelphia. A CvcMMfK passed through the town of Paw Paw, ill., on Friday overturning buildings and carrying devastation in its path. A school-house between Paw Paw and Karlville was blown into the air and smashed to fragments. In it were the teacher, Miss McBrido, and eight children, all of whom perished. Seventeen lives are known to have been lost, and when further reports come in this number may be increased. A large number of people were injured, and an immense amount of S roperty was destroyed. Tho course of IB cyclone wan from Harmon, Lee county southwest through Paw Paw and Conipton to Sublette. WASHINGTON. June 21. Senate.— Sen. Morrill presented several petitions for d, duty of $2 a pound Oh to* bacco, and several (he said, all emanating from One firm ill Ohio, and sent out for signatures) against the increase on tin plate. The session was conSume'd itt debate, on several subjects, but no special action was taken on any measure. . Home.,— The most of the day was taken up in discussing the action Of the speaker" in i i eferring > the silver bill to the committee oft coinage. The speaker was sustained. • ' . MONDAY, June 28. Senflte.-TMr.'Allison was excused from service on the select committee to examine into the administrative service of the senate" and Mr. Plumb was appointed in his place. The following bill was reported and placed on the calendar. The house bill for the relief of settlers on the Northern Pacific railroad indemnity lands. Mr. Ingalls offered a resolution (vhichwos agreed to) instructing the committee on IMrilegijs and elections to inquire us to the date when, under the law and precedents, the salaries of senators from Washincton and North and South Dakota botrin. The senate then resumed the consideration of the Agricultural College aid bill; and Mr. Morrill offered n substitute for the various amendments pending on Saturday as to the division of the fund between colored and white schools of the state. House. —Tho Speaker announced the appointment of JVIossrs. Brewer, Butterworth and Bayers us con forces on the fortification bill. Tho house then wont into committee of tho whole on District of Columbia business. TUESDAY, Juno 24. Senate, —Mr. Call gave notice that ho would to-morrow call up the adverse report of tho committee on foreign relations on the resolution introduced by him relating to'the independence of Cuba for tho purpose of submitting some remarks to the senate. The conference report on- the naval appropriaiton was presented and agreed to. The senate then proceeded to the consideration of the Post Office appropriation bill. House. —After the journal had been read, Mr. Springer, of 111., called attention to the fact, that it showed that the legislative appropriation bill, as amcmled .by tho senate, had been referred to the appropriation committee wi hout reference to the house. He said that if anything had been decided in tho case of the silver bill, it was that reference should bo nmd« in open house and the bill should have gone to committed of the whole. The Speaker said the usual custom had been followed; that the record duly informed the house of the references, and therefore declared the journal approved. Mr. Butterworth, of Ohio, presented tho report of the appropriation committee upon the senate amendments of the legislative bill. He said that in the case of inconsequential amendments the committee recommended concurrence: but where salaries were increased or new Offices created the committee recommended non-concurrence. •• WEDNESDAY, June 25. Senate. —The senate bill to prevent the transportation in bond of merchandise between the United States and Mexico, and to restore that right whenever the ?,ona libre is abolished, was reported adversely. ' ••• House. —Mr. Bcutelle of Maine, presented the conference report on the naval appropriation bill, and insisted on its consideration, notwithstanding the objection of Mr. Bland, of Missouri, that he was thereby consuming the short time remaining for debate upon the silver bill. Mr. Boutelle made a short explanation of the details of the agreement reached in conference. In answer to Mr. O'Neil, of Pennsylvania, he said that the League Island Navy Yard had been placed upon the same footing as the varus of Boston and Portsmouth, whereupon Mr. O'Neil said that it came to tfiis—that by tho adoption of the conference report the League Island Navy Yard would become an open navy yard, as he had proposed in his amendment offered April 9, and as tho people of Philadelphia desired. Mr. Wilkinson of Pennsylvania, tried to obtain recognition to speak against tho provision for preparing the question of the site for the gulf coast navy yard, but Mr. Boutello declared to yield Die floor and insisted up- On Stanley's Description of the in tho Grtftt totsft ft*frtoft ot CentM Africa. TheSfi flemufkabie Lllipntiana Have & Stair ae Ranging' froin Thirty-Nine tip to Fifty-Four Inches. From -the ehimtsan«ee», baboons', and monkeys withtwhich the forest abounds, is but a stop, according to Darwinism, to the pigmy tribes Whom we found inhabiting the tfflct of country,between Ihnrt and IturirivefSf Says Stanley in an address reported in the •London Times. They were icndwi to exist by the father of poets' nine centuries before the beginning ot Chfis- tiahjera. You Way remember Homer wrote about the saguinary battle that was reported to' have taken place between the pigmies and the storks. In the fifth century before Christ Herodotus described the capture of.fiVe yonh^ explorers from Na* snmoves while they we're examining? some curious trees in the Niger bnsin, and how the little men took them to their Villages and showed .them about to their fellow* pigmies, much as you would like to show the pigmies about England* The geographer Hekatmus in the fifth century located the pigmies near the eo,iiator of Africa, under the shaddws, of tho Mountains of the Moon, and 1 find that from Hipparchus downward •• geographers. have faithfully followed the example of Hekatisus, and terest which we have been just considering extends right Up to the base line of the Mountains of the MOOn. Near the place railed Avetiko. oh the Ituri river, our hungry men found the first male and feinnlo of the pigmies squatted in tho midst of a wild Eden, peeling plantains. You can itnngine what a shock it was to the poor little creatures at finding themselves suJdeiily surrounded by, gigantic Soudanese, 6 feet 4 inches in height, aenrly double their own height and weight, and black as coal. But my Zanzibaris, alway more tender-hearted than Soundanese, prevented the clubbed rifle and cutlasses from extinguishing their lives there and then, and brought them to me as prizes in tho same spirit as they would have brought a big hawk, moth, or mammoth longicorn for inspection. As they stood trembling before me I named the little man Adam and the miniature woman Evo—far more appropriate names in tho wild Kdon on tho Ituri than the Vukukuru and Akiokwa which they gave us. As 1 looked ut them and thought how these represented the oldest people on tlio globe, my admiration would have gone to greater lengths than coifing cynics wOuld have expected. Poor Greekish heroes and Jewish patriarchs, how their glory paled before the ancient ancestry of these manikins! Had Adam known how to iissume a tragic pose, how fitly ho might have said: "Yea, you may well look on'us, for we are tho only people living on the'foce of the earth who from primeval _ time have never been removed from their homus. Before Yusuf and Mesu were ever heard of wo lived in these wild shades, from the Nile fountains to the sea pf Darkness, and, like the giants of the forests, wo despise time and fatw." But poor little things, they said nothing of the kind. They did not kuow they were heirs of such proud and unoqualed heritage. On the contrary, their faces said clearly enough, as thoy furtively looked at us: "Where have these big people come from? Will they eat us? There ,were some nervous twitches about the angles of the nose and quick upliftings of the. eyelids, and swift, searching looks to note what fate was in store for them. It is not a comfortable feeling which possesses a victim in the presence of a possible butcher, and a possible consumer of its flesh. That misery was evident in the little Adam and Eve of the African Eden. The height of the man was 4 feet; that of the woman a little less. He may have weighed about .85 pounds; the color of his bod^ was that of a half-baked brick, and a light brown foil stood out very clearly. So far as natural intelligence was concerned, within his limited experience, he was certainly superior to any black man in our camp. The tfol nfrtMhi; fad belieWd firmly aftd ein- fey *6J8 fcce to face «ith the forffi Sf 6»e returned from the P&t Beyond. Sfl Bverwh'eirftifig was the evidence of the fraud that the assemblage was not ofilr thoroughly cowisced, but half a dozen of the firmest believers were Matty to invoke the aid of the U* to tmn- ish the wfetchsd oreftttffe. l^o storage batteries carried in the hip pockets ot two reporter's and connected with incandescent amp of ten candle power each, concealed in inner vest pockets, fnr&ished the light that was flashed ift the face of the bogus gadit, aifd revealed the cowerfflg medium as the per-sonatof. Her shame and »oHi- flfiation were so complete that for pure pity's sake she was permitted to return to the cabinet, where, ife onftuish of spirit. shB threw aside her "spiritual" toggery, dressed herself in every-day attire, and sobbed and cried and raved because she had been detected. The name of this so- called mediun ia Mrs. Caldwell. OMAHA.—Pleasanton, a town of 200 inhabitants, situated on the Union Pacific road, twenty miles north of Kearney, was struck by a cyclone afternoon. Nearly every house in the place was destroyed or badly damaged. No one was killed, so far as reported. THE House Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures has decided, by a vote of 6 to S, to recommend non-concurrence in the Senate amendments to tho Silver bill, A UKi-oiiT to the State Department from Mayence, Germany, shows the importations of American beef cattle have not been a success. The prejudice against the beef was strong, and it was everywhere declared too fat, too tough, of too dark color and generally unsatisfactory. WASHINGTON.—At u meeting .Monday of the senate committee on territories today it was determined to report Cullom's bill providing for a new test oath in Utah, in place of the one in Udmunds 1 ucker act with tho recommendation that it be indoDnitely postponed, in its stead the committee will adopt a bill recently reported to the senate to ensure purity of elections in Arizona, to tho necessities pf the case in Utah, and roeoiuajend tbut for passage; that the bill contains an oath similar to the Idaho test oath, which luw been unstained by the supremo court, and which is not so sweeping and severe in its provisions as the oath proposed iu tho Cullow bill. on calling for tho previous question, a vote by tellers this was ordered, but Mr. Wilkinson (who complained of being gagged) insisted in turn on having tho yeiis and nays, which resulted 189 to 108. The previous question was ordered and the conference report adopted. Mr Conger then moved that tho debate on the silver bill be extended from S3 til 3 oclqck, at which time voting will begin. His motion was agreed to, anj Mr, Morsn, of Massachusetts, took the floor in support of the house bill, and in opposition to the senate bill. TiiuiiRUAr, June 20. fienale. —Alessrs, Hiscook and Evurts were on the floor of the senate representing the state of New York, and the same was true of Connecticut, which had been democratic for years. When the republicans of the north had taken the beam out of their own eyes and fixed laws so the people's wish might be hon- oslly expressed; when they practiced as they preached, southern democrats would receive thorn with open arms. Under this system which it is proposed to revive, thu people of \tlie south had been robbed some yenrsV-go by picked villains of the north, backed by the United States army. The south did not want to bo put in that position again. "We," Mr. llempliill continued, "know we must either rule that country or leave it. Now for myself, before the people of tho Unite:! States and before God in all reverence, J swear we will not leave it. (Applause), I do not hesitate to say the colored man has iis many rights as J have; but he cannot have his rights and mine too, and this law ia intended to put him again in control of the southern states; intended to awaken that race prejudice which is fust dying out; intended to bring about again that constant irritation and clash between the two colors in tho south which will retard its growth.and be destructive of the very principles of human government." House. —Thejrqgular order of business being demanded in tho house to-day, Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, begun tho debate upon the national election bill. Tha day was wholly consumed in the discussion of tha measure. • to any block man in our camp. The mysteries of woodcraft, for instance, he knew better than any of us; he knew what wild fruits were wholesome, and what fungi were poisonous. He could have given us valuable lessons bow to find our way through tho forest, I sjiw also that he could adapt himself to circumstances. If the pat was to end him, a very little shrinking only would betray his fear of pain; if he wore to be treated affectionately, none could bo so ready to appreciate affection and kindness. We began to question him by gestures. "Do you know whore wo can gpt bananas?" He catches the cue, ho grasp? his leg to show us the size, and nods his head rapidly, informing us that lie knows where to find bananas of the size of his log. One sees that ho can exaggerate as well as Mark Twain. [Laughter.] We point to the four quarters of the compass, questioningly.'He points to the sunrise in reply. "Is it far? 1 Ho shows a hand's length. Ah, a good day's journey without loads, two davs with loads! "Do you know the lliuru!' 1 Ho nods his head rap- i/?lv *' ftr\\ir Tn f itf if V* * ITa fiiota liio MM Dylne Moment* n nrenm of childhood 1 * Hftjrpr Dnjf». ..The doctors said it Was no unusual thing in delirium, but it seemed strange and pathetic to the loving Watchers that the middle aged care-worn man tossing wearily Oh a 8lck bed, should -fancy himself again a child at his mother's knee, The grave far aWay in a country village where she' slept had no existence as fa? as he Was concerned. She had hover died, but was with her boy again. The many trials of life that had worn those deep lines in his face had passed from his memory, how, and boyish Woes and con* fidence alone were On his lips. Whett his weeping Wife laid her hand upon his fevered brow he looked tip and smiled and called her "mother." The hand that held the medicine to his lips, that smoothed the pillow, was "mother's," and in all.the faces that came and went about his beO he Saw but her's, which had been the first his baby eyes had known, and over which the dews and snows of twenty years had lain. He had forgotten her, oh, so jnany years. _ He had been too busy to vearn to lean his tired head Upon that faithful tender breast/and a .thousand transient worldly things had clouded tho imnge of that kind mother, but as death's mighty hand set aside those perplexing, fretting distractions, nil so little now, dear and sweet to his parched soul came the memory of an innocent childhood and a mother's love, and nil at once he knew himself a weary, tumbled creature, sick and faint over earth's fevered, muddy draught, and he wont back, like a-little child, to her whose tenderness had never failed him, to drink once more of that pure, cleansing stream. "Your little boy is tired, mother. The sun is vory hot." His children brokeinto sobs as ho spoke, but his fatherhood was a thing unknown to him now. "May I wear tho new boots to-day, mother? Pleosel You saidthat I should. I'm not a girl, as tho fellows said 1 was, any more, for you've cut thy hateful "curls. I'm'mosta man now, mother, and when i'ui big I'll give you heaps and heaps of things; a red silk dress like Cousin Mary's and a hat with a feather lots and lots longer than hers, most as long as my own, nmybe. 1 in sleepy and I want to go to bed. I've been a bad boy some to-day, ain't I? but I'll ask Qpd to forgive mo, and if you do, I guess ho will, too. Hoar my prayers, mother, I've learned them quite by lieart now." They saw that the end was close at hand then, and his wife made a frantic appeal to him to recognize her, but his ears were fast dulling to all earthly sounds, and he only struggled to raise himself to his knees. They could have restrained him, but he said: "Why, I can't go to sleep without saying my prayers, I've boon a bad boy today, and God would be angry, mother." Then thoy helped him up, and with tender arms supported the weakened form, while he knelt with upturned eyes fast dimming with death's film, and clasping his hands as a little child does by its crib side, prayed tho sweet petition of: Now I lay me down to sleep, And pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep. And if 1 die before I wake, 1 pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take. And which among us dare to siy the lisping, childish prayer had not the power divine to wash away the dust and sin that are this sad old world's dork Cttstelar Declares the fteigning Kaiser to he Insane. The Tentoiilc Emperor Has lost His Heitdjhroufi'h Greatness :e the Roman. heritage. WII.LIA LLOYD JACKSON. TOAST. idly. "How far if it?" He reste his right hand sideways on his elbow joint. "Oh, four days' journey." "Is there much food on the road?" He pats his abdomen lovingly with artful smile and brinu-s his two hands to a poipt in front qf him,~from which wo mny infer that our paunches will become like prostrate pyramids. Wo ask him why 4" e li'?o hits so little food. Tho little man attempts to imitate the found of gun-shots and cries "Dp-o-o-o," and wo are informed quite intelligently that the devastation is duo to the Manyuema. I suppose wo must have passed through as many as one hundred villages inhabited by fho pigmies, Long, however, before we reached them they werr deserted and utterly cleaned out. Our foragers and scouts may have captured about fifty of those dwarfs, only mie of whom reached tho height of 54 inches. Thoy varifid from 89 inches to SO inches generally. They are so well proportioned that at lirst sight they might bo taken for ordinary mankind, but when we place by their side u Kuropean, a Soudanese, pr a Mahdi they appear cxcedingly diminutive. By tho side of dwarfs of mature ago a Jfantfibari b.ov pf thirteen )?ou)4 appear large. he agricultural settlement in tljin CU1MK, Cala.— Three wanked men robbed the iiivrbou Springe etago Wednesday, wiotftkiqu it for a stage carrying the express. Twelve posscngerg wore cleaned out, the three highwaymen getting «800 m.e jewelr A Jlltf Uinerenco. The same men who spits out words that burn if he has to hold the baby two minutes while its weary and heart sick mother steps out to get a taste of sunshine, will stand all day in the water up to his knees and hold a fish pole without a murmur, just because one is fun and the other is duty, ' Two lloyu Kllloil. W;/j5Ei,iNa, W. Va,, 'June 20.—Two boys while sitting on a railroad track near GallipoliH tonight wore struck and instantly killed by a B, & 0. train, they wiling to hoed tho warning of the engineer. Jfo tried in vain to stop the train. A lluttiir of Juturupt to Traveler*. Toiirjale, oiDljfWitb imd MMr<D«r« fll»i inul Uus- tultcru Stomach Jtlttorn 1» u locdlclml nafoguurd uguloBt unhvaUUful inlluoiicou, upon which they cuii implicitly rely, uiiice U iimyc-uts llw nftucla tliut mi uiihuuUliy cllmulo, vlUulod utnioapliuro, mmccubtomud or iiuwholoaQine diet, bjid wutoror other conditions uwtuvorublo to IwnllTi, would otliurwiui) jiroduco. Ou loiiif voyugog, or journeys by luiid Iu imuudoi lulJucuuT to tlie t>uu«W, It l» Ptfuoplujly iiMwi" us » jirtivuimve vt tb<* Ivbcllt)* uiid dlHordwi'B of tlio ptomiich, Uvor audbuwum, which uru upt m iitluck iiullvun vt th« tamiJuruu) /ouou vojoufiiliitf 01 traveling uji euvu riwipji)?, und iu on u9(,dli(iu( ptotcctlou lufutiiut tho '•• 1I ot luifDiny cold, sudden ciiuuitoti ol , vxuuinuv lo iluw ti ot wtltomo jitmuutu lutuvmJUujit und i region are to be found every nine or ten inilcB apart, and near each settlement at an hour's march distance will bo found from four to eight pigmy villages situated along the paths leading to it. The larger abongjiies are very industrious, and form a clearing of from 400 to 1,000 acres. Ami)) the prostrate forests they plant choir bununa and ||!aintuin bulbs. In twelve months the prpstratp trees are almost hidden by the luxuriant fronds and abundant fruit of unrivaled quality, sine, and flavor, It would bo »nsy to prove that in tho forest an aero of banana plants produces twenty-five times more food than an acre of wheat produces in England. The pigmies appear to be aware that a banana plantation is exhaustible, und to think they have as much right to the produce as thn aboriginal owners. Therefore they they cling to these plantations und make the larger natives pay dearly for tho honor of their acquaintance. In another manner they perform valuable service to them by warning them of the advance of strangers und assisting'them to defend their settlements; they also trap game and birds und supply the largo natives with peltry, feathers, and meat. It appeared to mo tliat the pigmies were regarded somewhat as parasites, whose departure would be more welcome than their Vicinity,'' When h°ney and game, meat, peltry, und feathers get low or scarce in the, neighborhood the pigmies pack their household goods on their woman's backy a'iid depart olspwhcro to attach themselves to some other plantations. A forest village consists of from twenty to 100 families of pigmies, and probably in that area between the Ihuni and ituru. rivers there aye as many as 2,OPO families HID llarlier T.IVOH in Indlnnniiolln mill Tolls SoniuIutoreMtinir Stories of llfHi. History is not altogether written in books nor carried in the minds of savants. The sources of historical information are varied. For instance, says tho Indianapol is News, one may get an idea of the chai iwter of President Andy Johnson from a talk with his barber, who happens to live in this city, and is none other than George L, Keeble, one of tho proprietors of the Y. M. C. A, barber shop. "I might have been the first free colored man to be married in tho White House," said George, "but 1 was not willing to wait until we could go from Nashville to Washington. It happened this way; "My wife was Mrs. Johnson's maid. She waited on the front door of tho Johnson mansion, and was very affectionately treated by the family. "When Governor Johnson went te Washington, knowing that I was waiting on Mrs. Johnson's maid, we wore iisk- ed to go along and bo married at the capital. "The circumstances of my courting wore unusual. One day 1 was walking past the governor's house, when I saw a captain in the army well known at Nashville walk up to Mr. Johnson, who was in the yard, and begin to use abusive language. "Among other things I remember lie called Johnson'a traitor.' Johnson fired up in an instant. "His right hand and arm were paralyzed. With I'is left he struck out briskly, and tumbled the captain down upon the grass, After that guards wore placed about the premises with instructions to exclude all persons not having passes. "This interfered somewhat with tho other young fellows, who were, like myself, paying attention to Mrs. Johnson's maid. But it helped me. "The maid at the front door told tho guards to admit mo, and by thu time tho governor was ready to go to Washington I haf} prosecuted my.courtshiptoa successful result." "How djd Mr. Johnson conduct himself towards tho colored people?" "Ho was free and easy with us, For in- staiiPP, lip would, uome (Town to my barber shop of a morning, and about the first remark would be: 'Well, George, do you know where lean find a good mint julep i" "I generally knew w!;ore to find one, and ho would always invitei me over te try the liquor with him. In drinking wo would generally propose a toast, and this was thn most common one: 'God bless tho white folks and tho Lord save the niggers." Ut ISm.TK OABTfcLAft.. The recent acts of the young Emperor of Germany are those of a downright madman. Nowndaya one dares not express himself too strongly, for every act out of the common is straightway attributed alike by medical men and the public generally to a nervous affection. According* to the new physiological bshychology every great poet, scientist, artist or orator is a madman. I do not think that that is so. But I do think that the position of an absolute monarch is_ calculated to induce madness. In medicine, the vertigo caused by great heights is well known. It requires n strong head to look down from on high without turning gjddy. Among the Austrian* the eccentricity of Maximilian was piit down to a weak head. The avowed madncps of Phnrles the Bold, that of Donna Juana, of Castile, Don Juan, qf Portugal, and Don Sebastian are cases in point. It explains alike the retirement to ; Juste of the great Spanish Emperor and the recent tragic death of Archduke Rudulph in his ensile at Meyerling^ But tho enemies and rivals of tho Austrians, the princes of the House of Brandenburg, have little to envy them. We except the marvelous genius of Frederick the Great, acknowhtf- ed by all men. But his father, when ne persecuted him despite, his genius, and when he coupled the Pomeranian Grenadiers with robust countrywomen in of-der to obtain a generation of gigantic soldiers, was he not mad? And mad, too, was tho great-grandfather of the prosentGerman Emperor, Frederick William 111., who insisted on Uniting the Protestant churches and celebrating the union, then'called the Evangelical Union. A man of greater learning than talent, richer in religious ideas than in political aptitude, a theological writer devoted to publishing works on trani>cenden,tal •problems of theogony, proud of his absolute authority and bent on turning it into a spiritual instrument, he worked incessantly for tho prosperity of the traditional religion, and for the Union of tho two Protestant churches, divided by an unfathomable gulf of enmity. Inconsiderate, like all demented persons, ho rejected as worthless tho natural scruples of tho clergy and the faith of the believers, insisting foolishly on a close bond between the cliurches. drawing up codes and liturgies which he first essayed in private synods and afterwards introduced into the central synods, but without reflection, without sense or judgment. Ho even composed a sort of religious programme, called by him the royal liturgy and 'made up of scraps from tho old church literature. But a step further went Frederick William VI,, brother of the late William I. This was a positive case of atavism, when he tried to win over the minds of tho rational pantheistical school, represented by Hegel, to tho mystical school represented by Schellingj having recourse to rescripts, pensions, persecution of some and protection of others, as if he were back in the times in which a rescript of Julian Constantino and Theodosius sufficed to change the religious creeds of the entire universe. Now, in the same way that a King of Prussia coupled his grenadiers with the country girls, and a another Prussia the philosophy of Hegel with that of Schelling—the reigning Emperor wants to marry the socialism of the chair with the socialism of revolution. Such an under- talcing is simply the result of the madness inspired by a Htnrone. Proof enough, and to spare, has the Emperor given during his short lifetime of a disordered intellect. Bear in mind the cruelty of his conduct towards his illustrious and unhappy father; his mania of rushing hither and thither; his love of medimval, warlike religious ceremonies, resembling those that the Bavarian King, Louis, engaged in to tho sound of Wagner's music; tins incoherent speeches in which eccentricity is combined with vulgarity, the fits of frenzy in the starlight nights or on tho sparkling ocean; the prospensity for mysticism mixed with his predilection for Russian nihilism; the habit of donning a hundred different 'uniforms, affecting as many shapes and forms as the antique gods in their metamorphoses, All this explains the recent Labor Conference in search of. a social uniformity incompatible with laws which regulate tho universe. Easier would it bo to give a uniformly mild climate to all countries, to concentrate all zones in one and the same spot, than to render uniform tho conditions of work in the burning tropics and the polar circles; to impose the same conditions on labor; to confound the workman of Valencia, bathed in ether and the scent of orange blossoms, with the Westphalinn miner, steeped in the black and chilly bowels of tho earth. This sort economic Volapuk is conceivable in the apostles of perpetual peace, a corrollary of the dogma of international arbitrage, of the abolition of despotism; but spoken by those who have waged tho most destructive war of our age; who retain AIsace and Lorraine; who maintain a general armament under whose weight the whole of Europe bends, it appears to me a blasphemy and a mockery. IB, in the ardor of battle and tha pride of triumph j a resurrection of the victims, Web. 84 Corinth and CitfthSge, that had fallen Oft the altars of the people: a nnion of the continents; a peregrination from the shores of Asia-Minor to the shores of the Caspian Sea, and a return, after having saluted the Indies and Macedonia, by the eastern confines of the barbarous world, and once back in his empire, the assemblage therein of slavf-s, Scythians, Mongols, Sarmatians and Germans, by the aid of whom he hoped to found the new hu- maaity and prepare the advpnt of the new- world.—fancies whose realizations would have demanded the lives and energies of a thousand generations. Now, if hot an identical, it is Sn analogous case With the hew Cssar, raised by the caprice of heredity to a pinnacle at a very early age. Ho struck at his father, eager to hurry him off into eternity and take Bis place. He fled from the sight of his mother's grief, as did hut sons from the tlnhawy and innocent Jocasta. And finding himself in p.osses-ion of a throne, gained at such a price, he thinks it imperative on him to do something as colossal as Waft achieved by his grandfather, whose image is deeply imprinted in his heart and eten beforehis eyes. He might enter on warfare. But Russia is a hindrance to him in the east, as are the 1'rehch in the west and the slaves in the south. Confined by these stern realities to his empire, the dreams of winning over tho workmen of the world and proelfiiminflr himself King of the laborers, a sort of Charlemitgrc, ucheiying just ns the earlier monnrch defended the Cntholic idea against barbarous tribes and families, against anarchical kings and pagans, the social redernution of mankindb? methods wholly socialistic. But the Emperor fails to preceive that, whereas abstract ideas, which are pliable, suffice for speech, concrete realities, very recalcitrant to luminous and pure idfins. are required for action. To lose sight of this is to give proof that one is seriously put of joint. Ami it is this mental infirmity in William If. which explains the inexplicable dismissal of fiismark. God has halved the Germanic mind i German intelligence is respected by the illustrious Chancellor, Bi^markj the will of Germany by the iron Emperor William. Will that, is not guided by intelligence is lost and bewildered in the mazes of life. Intelligence that is not seconded by will loses itself in abstractions. William 1. had faith in the Chancellor's intelligence, and the Chancellor believed in the power of the Emperor's will. It is owing to this dove-tailing of faculties possessed by tho two mighty personages that thought and act interpenetrated each other and bore such excellont fruit, ' $ William I. and Chancellor Bismnck could no more be divided in Gormuny than will and intelligence rain afford to bo sundered in^our nature. But death put an end to this companionship. Intelligence is now separated from will. The Emperw who knew how to accomplish all that was nec- esssary without reflection, has been replaced by two successors, Frederick III. and Willinmll., a liberal philosopher and a socialist visionary, who dream and do not act. Bismarck accompjished great things from his natural genius and from the affectionate regnrd'which the grandfather has transmited to tho grandson. Furthermore, tho Chancellor, made aware during the sickness of Frederick III., of the injury done to his views and aims by tho The Chief Offloef HftS Not Yet Ordered n StaM-Still. Coni'.irenco Between the Strikers and Officials Held Today. Stipt. Russell Removed From These ,'Lines Today. liberal doctrines, had inoculated young William with the aversion felt by all consummate statesmen for perilous abstraction. If Bismarck hoped to find in William 11. tho firm will of his grandfather, ho must now have abandoned such hopes. A Victor Emmanuel worked with Cavour, a Francis Joseph with Deack, an Alexander II. with Gomchakoff and a William of Hohenzol- with his Minister Bismarck. But these men cannot be resuscitated; such natures spring up in all places, but, like extinct species, they are not reproduced. Humbert, Rudolph, Alexander III., William II, the King of Belgium and the King of Portugal no more resemble their predecessors than does Queen Christina in my own country resemble her dangerous husband, Alfonzo XII. Bismarck, conscious of this and perceiving that the correct attitude and well balanced spirt of his old lord and master had been replaced by a demeanor manifestly incorrect, resolved, in tho first instance, to give up the ministry of commerce, of which ho was the economical representative, and finally tho Chancellorship, of which ho was tho political representative. If bo means to assist at his own funeral, to witness with his own eyes the blank ho leaves in the German nation, he must be prepared for disappointment. Geniuses resembles the sun in that they give light and heat without reflection, They are like the •BUD also in that they stand alone in their respective systems. I remember how one day Napoleon the Little, who agitated Europe with his social and military innovations, convoked a Congress to establish tho foundations of Iho f ut uro peace of Europe, and how nobody took any notice of it. A similar rebuke wore well merited at this hour by tho CiBsarism, Pro)toriansim, Anti-Semitism, Socialism, and Materialism spread over our continent, thanks to the hateful and hated German hegemony. The excessive disproportion between the young Emperor's intellectual faculties and the functions ho is called upon to perform in tho Empire has acted upon his nerves and accounts for thn inconsistency of his conduct. Compare his military utterances in his interviews with puissant of the earth and in his own conversations with General WiildurscB to the mystic speeches in Brandenburg and his latest imperial letters; consider all this and yoa wilfperceivo that it amounts to madness. There is no occasion for William to feel hurt should he be informed of my judgment, Lot him bear in mind that the best brains ami the brightest spirits have suffered a similar fiite under similar circumstances. And here I feel tempted to tell a story, very appropriate at this juncture. As a certain devotee, on Holy Thursday, foreboro from weeping during the sermon of the Passion, a sorely-afflicted and weeping companion asked to know the reason of such indifference. He replied: "I know that the Lord is to rise from the dead on the morrow!" Once again we must take the backney- ed remark that where Bismarck is there also is the head of Germany. It is impossible for'the inexperienced, tho hare-brained William to stand alone BO long a* his master lives. His imperial fancy oscillates between tho anti-Jewish creeds and the dreams of collectivism; lie proauhos now a Lutheran Nermon and anon an atheistic doctrine, hia imagination leads him to impersonate now a John of Loyilen and presently a Frederick Hedbears; Ins arbitrary habits of mind mid his untried youth lend him to exaggerate all things and to think all things feasible. Amidst tho brusque change of his moral temperature one never knows whether he means to lead us to a European war or to a revolutionary commune. In Denmark ho shows like a Con- radin, equally disposed to show irreverence to the Pope as to effect compromises with tho Jesuits. As favorable to apocalyptic communion as to anti-socialist laws, William can never bo detached from Bismarck unti Itho day when implacable Death shall call away tho statesman. Ju»l Wlml u Ung /uiii; In. CnrcABO, Juno 24.—The strike of the freight conductors, switchmen ami brakemen on tte Illinois Central railroinl IMS become a serious one and threatens to blockade its entire business. The suburban trainmen struck this morning after the early train had come in and there are now about 1,300 men idle and tho business of the road is paralyzed. A conference between the men and officials of the road is called for this afternoon. An order was issued by the strikers at a meeting held to-day, extending the strike over the whole of the Illinois Central in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. The men insist on the dismissal of Superintendent Russell, whose jurisdiction extends over all thn lines in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. They claim he persecuted many of the men and they have many grievances against him, Tho trouble culminated yesterday afternoon, when tho train masters were discharged by him, as mentioned in these despatches last night. These men did not wish to be held responsible for interfering with the United States mails or express matter and consequently they attached-tho mail and express cars to the engine of the New Orleans mail train today. The general superintendent, however, refused to start the mail train until the passenger coaches were attnclicd and the strikers warned him that he detained the mail und express at the company's risk. General Manager Heck and (fen. Supt. Sullivan had acon- feronce with tho strikers this afternoon. The men stated the determination not to return to woik until Supt. Russell was dismissed. The only conclusion arrived at was that tlio company would resist the men's demand. They now await overtures and unless the men return to work tomorrow the company will proceed to hire now nands. The tie-up will caus-o serious trouble, not only locally, but throughout n largo section of.the country, Imlh west and south. The suburban traffic of the road is enormous—the largest in the United' States. Tho trains run in and out of the city every few minutes, from 5 o'clock in the morning until night, and arc crowded. All these people—many of whom live beyond tho cable car limits—are now thrown upon their own resources for transportation. But it is not this that will trouble tho commercial world. To step the freight traffic of • the Illinois Central means to prevent thousands of people in northern Iowa, southern Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana from getting their products to market. The yards in this city are already filled with freight cars, and the stalling of trains how in transit will jam every transfer track touched by the road. CiiicAoa, June 25.—From indications tonight it is feared that before noon tomorrow every railroad entering Chicago will be tied up mid the entire carrying trade of the city will be supended. No final decision was reached at the conference of tho Illinois Central oflicials and employes this evening. .It will bo rendered tomorrow at ten o'clock, and on it depends the whole issue. The chairman of the grievance committee is responsible for the statement that if an agreement is not reached the brotherhood switchmen will pro out .with the men on the other roads. Thsse men are entirely in sympathy with the Illinois Central strikers, and are ready to go out at a moment's notice. CHICAGO, June 25.—Telegraphio'advices from points in this state, Wisco/jsin aud Iowa, indicate that the tie-up on the Illinois Central is not as complete outside Chicago us was generally -supposed. While most pf the branch lines seem to be at a stand-still, the advices are to the effect that the main system, which traverses the state from Dunlioth to Cairo is still in operation, And the lines in Wisconsin and Iowa have not so far been affected. The fact is that the chief officer of the United Railway Employes, who alone has the authority to order a strike, has taken no action in the matter. Yesterday's action by the .striken;, declaring u tie up on all the lines under the management of Division Superintendent Russell, was taken without authority, in the hope that the chief of the order would approve it as an accomplished fact. A conference was held between the strikers and officials of the road to-day, but so far as known practically nothing: resulted except a heated wrangle. The divisions of the road not reported completely tied up are those from Chicago to Centralia, 111., Chicago to Freeport, 111., and Chicago to Dubuque; iowa.. As a result of the tie-Up the express companies of the city are refusing matter for points on the Illinois Central. About, 8200,000 worth of perishable freight is sidetraokod at Kankakee, 111., sixty miles ftom here. Live stock en route for this city from points on tho Illinois Central are being brought in by roundabout routes over connecting lines. It is estimated that between 1,500 and 1,600 men are idle. The trouble was settled to-night. Supt. rnontumoiir Adapt a Platform and Noinlftftte St»t* Omoer*. .Pr. P \trr-, Mian., June 25.— The prohibition suite ponvention to-day nominated thn following ticket: Governor, J. P. Pinklmm, Minneapolis; lieutenant gov ernor, J. O. Barrett; secretary of State S. II. Hilldow, Kandiyohi county; treas nrer, N. B., Frost. Ramsey; auditor, Ole Krnn, Douglass county; attorney general, Robert Taylor, Dodge county; eferk of the supreme court. W. E. Dean, Lincoln county. The platform declares for a total annihilation of the liquor traffic; the election of senators, president and vice-president by a direct tote of the people; for woman suf- frajfe; the arbitration of all strikes, and equitable railroad taxation. MITES IN COLORADO. One Thounnnd Acres of Timber Dcntroyed With Other Ltwucs. June 25.— Telegraphic reports state that a great portion of the Sangre de Cristo range, sn Colorado ano! New Mexico is in flames. A Special from SpinOltt, New Mexico, says the valley is obscured by smoke from the burning mountains. The fire extends over twenty miles up and down the Snnta Fe range. A report from Palmer Lake, Col., says the forest firp which has been burning lii Cook Creek district for the past few days . bos so fur destroyed 1,000 acres of young timber. The most serious fire is near Boulder, Col. No additional news was received from there today. Laboring Mcn'fl Strike Ended. PKNVEII, June 23,— The laboring men's strike, which has been in force here for pome time past, is virtually at an end. Nearly fifteen hundred carpenters who ten ' days ago went out in support of the striking machine and bench men, returned to- work this morning. The men who returned to work this morning will continue to support the strikers, and all lumber firms who will refuse to grant to the strikers' de- ninnds will be boycotted. Fotlf Hundred PliyMcIntiB at Wnukcslm. WAUKESIIA, Jiino 23.—The American Instituteof Homoeopathy, which held its annual meeting hern lost week, was composed of represenlul ive men in the medical profession gathered from all parts of the United States. Tht gathering numbered about 400. The meeting lasted four days and was fill I of interest. Everybody went away with the kindest feelings toward the citizens of Wauki'shu, who did so much to entertain and make their stay pleasant. Much dissatisfaction is expressed, however, toward the manager of tho Fountain Spring house, where the meeting was held. Tho delegates said it lookea as if he- wanted to pay for the whole season's expenses or running the house out of this meeting. His display of fireworks on the evening of the 18th was a fizzle and the banquet served on the evening of the 19th ON. THE DHIVE. Hettcr l*roi*i>cctR for XjOgn Than That of Any Oilier Season. EAU CLAIIIE, Special Telegram June 25.—The record which is being made this summer in the distribution of saw-logs from the Chippewa region to the homo and Mississippi River saw-mills is going to beat that of any other season. This is duo to the unprecedentedly favorable Btage of water which bos continued so long that the rush of logs from the streams above to the manufacturing points in this vicinity and below has been practically uninterrupted since the commencement of the driving season in early spring-. For the past week or two, Beef Slough, usually- inaccessible for logs on account of sandbars which cannot be removed, has been successfully used to receive logs to be rafted down the Mississippi, the force of several hundred men being transferred from West Newton Slough, on the Minnesota side, to Beef Sloug-h. The force of men at the Dells sorting works in this city, sixty in number, and divided into two crews, have for /learly eighty days been working day and night turning out logs a period of uninterrupted operations there unprecedented since logs first floated on the Chippewa. Most of the time • the record made has averaged 7,000,000 per day. INTENSE IN ST. LOUTS. ., Causes 0 Deaths and 10 Prostration* Yesterday. ST. Louis, June 26.—The weather since- Sunday has been the hottest of the season, and the mercury registered higher than for any corresponding days in June for several years. Yesterday and today were exceptionally warm, the thermometer registering from 90 to 9& degrees in the shade from early in the morning until neoriy sundown, and up to 8 P.M. today nine deaths and sixteen prostrations, some of them serious,.have.ueen caused by the beat. Everybody is suffering more or less and there is much sickness among children. DAVENPOHT, la., June 26.—The thermometer to-day registered 975-10, the highest record for June since the signal service was established here, 18 years ago. All out-door work was abandoned. THIS MAX MUllPIIY MAULED. Russell, vho was formerly connected with these roads, they say proved so obnoxious that he was forced oft these lines. Tho Illinois Central today receded from the position that it was not required to send out mails except on tho regular passonq-er trains, which could nut bo made up. Tha pnstollico authorities suy that it, will be Hnod for the failure to soud out the mail yesterday, HAllTKOlil) HANK FAILED. Tim Failure Ciiusud liy n Hunk living this nwijftdio udd froe life in the perpetual twilight of the great and umbrageous forests of equatorial Africa. Dninl'oiniMHP Mitliuii Mtiru 1'tivoi-ly Tlmil Any QUinp Agency, Th Ohloaijo Trllmiio, morpere is no statement more frequent or Cdua erroneous than that poverty is the iiH^e of drunkenness in most/cases. Asa tor of fact, the case where poverty has Cu uso4 drunkenness in this country is the exception. Those maku the statement get tho cart before the horse. It is drunkenness that leads to poverty in tho vast majority of cases, and hopeless, ruinous poverty at thuti A man may be poor but not shiftless or lazy but lot him take to drink: ing and he will low all self-respect, sense of manhood, or desire to work mid become a lazy, shiftless vagabond und plunge himself and family into a hopeless condition pf squalor and wreehedness. Those who are aflluent or in moderate ini'ans reduce themselves to poverty by drink. Those who are poor only make themselves poorer and end in hopeless misery, Any person who has hail tho opportunity to observe the practice of driiiikiii'd- making will testify that He can hardly 'recall a cast! where poverty has made drunkards, but he will testify to numerous canes where drunkenness mm made paupers. Whore one takes to drink because of pov: erf,y a tlioiisaiid are poor because of alcohol and ore making- themselves still poorer, dying at last as paupers and druggib, y their families down with them. Alcoho je the poor man's wo/st enemy the wp,rl4 over, It js tltP «J»pf ».U»W Pf poverty \\\ this country p4 W nriuoipul cause pf il\e waste, of ettfiunss anil the • dotworiwoii W henllih, moruls and manhood, Any wettswe wbieh would induce w »ge. workers «pt to w»8tetbe« mpnoy pn in- JwuofS woujd, UP tv blow at pov. . ''to PABWptti «u«so, ywprsr. w Few historians have solved the enigma of t))o motives that determined tho immolation and sacrifice of Caisar by Roman pa? tricinns like Brutus, Cassiiis and others, who had followed him from I'liarsaliu and had placed the fate of Homo in his hands, Thoy entered on that terrible conspiracy and committed that atrocious crime because a grievous experience had taught them that Caisar was mad. And, in fact, tho doubt and anxiety ho had undergone on the celebrated field of Munda, when fighting the last of the republicans had turned his brain. "Everywhere," said Ciesar, "1 prayed for victory, but at the battle of Munda I prayed for life." The having soon death face to face showed him the precariousness of our human existence and impelled him to fill up with extraordinary achievements the spuco of time that lay between the day of his doubtful victory und that of his certain oiid. To find kings in his suite; peoples under his yolk; the Senate at his feet; the gods themselves descended from the alters and mixing with his courtiers; ull>esiut- unce overcome, virtue vanquished, Immunity turned into a flock, und all rights trampled; the very heavens placed like a diadem on his tyranny; the city whiph; had given birth, to t|ie men of tho ropiibljc, hence.f6r\vard bringing fourth the slaves of Ciusarism—all thin caused Caisar to consider himself to bo above all human wcak- ncus and exempt front i(ewHi. H.O 4wwwJ himself above the mep.hiwiiittl laws which govern tho world; above the moral laws which govern men. Such were the articles of faith i\\e uoisan. o| which destroyed his rpa.spn. And the gravity of his error lay in hi» incapacity fa distinguish Uotwepn wlmt is possible and what is impossible, He projected a podp of Howan laws that should be imposed on the whole world; a temple in the field of Mars that should be consecrated to receive the .voasols of till m\»i iwd wiclye- pajdio library, on the saured lulls, that should conkln, ajl the w'oduuUons of the IUUUU.H miud, iin appeal to all the r««os of the jrtftbe to ;fudM;ace hi 8 ideas in order "/iing sitings" are very popular with tho polored citizens. A "zin(r Kang" is one of the. most unique entertainments of tho age, Every vestige of furniture in the room whore one is to bo held is removed before tho "zing zang" begins. Tallow candles are then stuck in tho walls and everything is ready. A dork-skinned son of Africa then leads tho girl whom he loves best out into the room, and the assembled guests form a circle around them. "Scratch gravel!" yells the aforesaid offspring of tho dark continent, At tho same time he and his partner begin an animated double Bhulllo, keeping time to the patting and stamping of the hands and foot of the crowd that surrounds them. Often times a single couple will keep this peculiar dance up for a half hour without once pausing during that time. In fact, they become so excited that they seldom stop before both are wringing wet with perspiration and almost ready to full from sheer exhaustion. One couple withdra .v s than another ami the scene iu repeated. no sooner takes its place, A. "WISCONSIN MAN SLAIN. Tho Victim \Vm Diivld Mooru pf Mori'lli, WlB. OTTAWA, 111., June 24.— A bloody and brutal murder was committed 1 hist night. The deed was done just outside of tho rays of tho electric light, in Allen Pork. It was probably committed early in the pven- in fi 4 The victim was David Moore, u traveling man, representing the Scott Lumber Company, of Morrill, Wis. H,e was probably decoyed to the pork, and there brutally bpatwi to death by a coupling pin, and then robbed- Tho body presented a horrible appear- an\» The pockets of the clothing wore turned inside out. \n the inner pocket of the vest wh,i^ wus securely fasteni-d with. a uatety pin, was $140 in currency, 'Jhe ttttjiir creates gretlt psoitoment and sensational d.evelopcment8 will likely P.CPW, I<A}'j««— Mrs, Charles i'ord litw been arrested lor oompHpity in the murder of UavUJ Moore, o? Omaha, a traveling man for a Wisconsin firm, and whose corpse had been found thin morning in tho pails hero murdered mid robbed Mrs, 1'ord, confessed this afternoon that nho made an appointment with Moore «o that lipr husband and another crook nivmed Berry could easily rgb him, murder resulted. Her suspicious aoUoAnj way lea to to wres^ and ate her con- fewta Ford , Wis., Juno 24.—The Bank of Hartford has suspended payment, owing to Iho failure of the Park Bank, ut Chicago. Tlio Hank of Hartford ia capi- tiilcil at 810,000 and Frank Loako is cashier. An assignment has been made to Judge H. W. Sawyer, of this place. No statement of the ussois and liabilities has boon prepared us yet, but the deposits are pluced at between §30,000 and $40,000. The failure of tho Bank of Hartford follows closely on that of the Bank of Junoau, which was also wrecked by the Chicago bunk failure. Judge Sawyer is in charge of the Juncau bank, as well as the Hunk of Hartford. As the statement lias been made that depositors of the Bank of Junenu are likely to receive but 20 or 25 cents on the dollar, creditors of the concern hevo will bo uneasy until the report of the assignee is filed. A S15NSAT1ON. Tim ISiiKllHliiuun Knocked Out iu tho Third Hound. ' CENTUKPOKT, L. I., June 20 '.— An en thusmstic crowd witnessed a flght tonight between "Spider" Kelly, of Harlon, and Benny Murphy, of England, Kelly is the man who defeated "Chappy" Morgan, of England. The men entered the ring afc about 105 pounds each. They fought with two ounce glovesi. Murphy was not in it. Kelly iorced the fight froui the start, and in the third round knocked Murphy down as often as he could arise, until he was unable to respond any more. ArroHt of u Aloouuhliier. H. MANITOWOO, Wis., June 25.—B. Kauffmann, living two and a half miles north of Two Uivers, was yesterday arrested on the charge of mooiiBhiniiitr. All his apparatus for distilling, and all whisky found, was confiscated by Deputy Collector J3ibin- ger, of this city, pulpnewa IfullH 1 Population. . , . .. CHIWEWA PALLS, Wis., Juno 26.—Phe census enumerators have completed tlieir hibors in this city and the population is- estimated in round figures at 12,000, on.- inoreas of 8,000 since 1885. An Onhkosh Couplo Aunouiiuml Miirrl»i;o of 18 Mouths ugo. OSIIKOSII, Wis., June 28.— Dr. Joseph Schneider, a young dentist employed in, the otlico of Kojierteu & Bro., .and Miss Clara Bullingor, a prominent young ludy of this city, were to have been married this evening. Ljist nigH, however, they confessed to Uioir parent* that they hail been 'married for a year and a half. Tho announcement of the wedding at this late divy will create a great sensation, us. the contracting parties are well known in Clerman society circles, both here and in Milwaukee, where tho bride formerly resided. Dr. Schneider is a, son of Joseph Schneider, proprietor of the Puoonix Hotel in this city. The groom refused to disclose the name of the clergyman who perfonnocl the ceremony. The couple have been eon- gratulated by Uioir parents, and left this afternoon for a wedding trip to Chicago. Hruohorhoml Men Dl»sutisllcil. NEWTON, Kas., Juno 26.— The official* ot tho order of railway conductors and brotherhood of train men are conferring' herewith the grievance committee of the- Atcliison road. There is considerable dissatisfaction in Atchison over the new scale of wages, • ' Striker FuttUy Shot, SAN PUANCISCG, June 26 —James Kerr, a prominent foundryman, while walking" on the street with a non-union moulder to- itay, was assaulted by a crowd of strikers. it miling he was being worsted Kerr drew a revolver and fatally shot Edward Coogan. VimiUiuously Jurtowi tho J-ovaoiml «i t -lit» . Nisw YOHK, Juno 25.— The North American tunibund toduy decided to build a turner hall .costing JGQ.OOO at Milwaukee, on ground presented by two Milwaukee Indies. . • " -• . . .:... ..... The convention decided to publish in English a book of reference forthe guidance of Tumor teachers in public schools, ivlao to publish iu the sa.m,e language a, a pamphlet sotting forth the objects or the society^ By a unanimous vote tko convention indorsed the platform of Ww Personal aud resolved that the United States sh and activel particip borinuu Assoc-lato, CHICAGO, June 26.— The united association of lumbermen was formed here today the membership to consist of the office*a-o'f" all lumber associations in the Uniteol btates. H. D. Gribble, Gainesville, Texas was elected President; W. C. Sunderland, Omaha, Treasurer and W. G. Hollis, Minneapolis Secretary. Bights league, the Turners of i<4u in i^e ranks in Street Car Men Strike. JOLIET, June 26.— The street car em- ployes here struck today for more, wages and shorter hours. Intm'iiiiUuuul Convention. Pm'suuKo, June 28.— The arrangements have all been completed for the in-r teruational Sunday school convention, which opens in the exposition hall in this city to-woi-row, • l(,js expected over 1.5QO delegate* will be present from all parts of thuf country a»(J |!uroB.e. AuutJUcr Victory Scored. LqnuoN, , ., n Cornell university crew Biwed a 'today by defying the wiv June 26.— The ' ay y eng the wiv Pennsylvania erew by six lengths over a. three mile course in the fast time of 14 48, Peuasylvaiua's time was 15 :02. The fast time WOB largely due to the fact that ; a strong ebb t««e was tuning with tb£ ond porry and an. «b#u.doiwl

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