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»* 61 fort's millitfnfttrel *** It hi turf feelt B t)0f ter On ft sfecpiflg «ftr th* rfr ?*iftweuld"1)6hut watutal. rnventor recently committed Snicide because be' wns unable to ptrpetual motion. He could not NawroftT beauties have taken up th« face massage treatment. This treatment was ofcce frowned upon by Jacob Kilrain. P. T. BAnstint is at present engaged in ft feligfious controversy with a Bridgeport cUrgymafl. Mr. Barnum wilt have a snow on the road next season. Trim Fat Men's association, of Ne* York whose president and board Of officers weigh 8,186 pounds, had a cUihbakt) Thursday and devoured a few cords of the bivalves. Moral; Don't be a clam. ' TfiB Irish Times, of Dublin, announces that the Princess Maud, youngest dangh- tef of the prince and princess of Waies, is to marry Ferdinand Rothchild. If the news is true, Maud is to be congratulated. She will be in a position to strike her Cttesus of a father-in-law for a little ready cash with which to liqudate some Of her royal papa's most pressing debts. TnB parishioners of the Methodist Rev J. W. Arney of Saranao, Mich., were almost unanimous in indorsing his managing horse trotting diversions as eminently compatible with the work of the ministry; but many of the members of the unorthodox Unitarian society at North boro are so put out over the fact that Pastor Obed Eldridgo attended a horse-trot in a quiet way, visited a pool room and smoked, that he has been led to resign. IK anything had been needed to show up General Boulanger in the light of an imnoster and in grate it, was his cowardly attack' upon the Duchess d'Uzes, the woman who for years has supplied him with the money to carry on his silly and puerile political intrigues. Tho most faithful of "the brave general's" friends have now deserted him. SIR BENJAMIN BAKER, one of the constructors of the great bridge over the frith of Forth, has come over the ocean to inspect the work on the new ship railway in Nova Scotia, of which he is chief engineer, and also that on the North river' tup- nel at New York, in which he is concerned. The Nova Scotia railway is to connect the bay of Funday with the gulf of St. Lawrence, and save thereby a nearly three-days' voyage. This great work employes 1,400 men and is expected to be completed in the spring of 1892; the Dominion government guarantees the company 8170,000 a year for 20 years. Sir Benjamin regards it as impossible to complete the Panama canal for any purpose; it would cost 8150,000,000 to fix it over for a ship railway, and not less than $200,000,000 to finish it on the original plans. And yet the Colombian government has just decided to extend the concession eight years from 1892, when it would otherwise expire. Perhapa the Columbians fancy French cash and credulity both inexhaustible. V. THKEATENED POUTUGAI,' The uneasiness that has prevailed in Portugal ever since the exile of the ex- Emperor Pedro, from Brazil, but which temporarily had disappeared, has broken out afresh, and it is now openly stated that the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic are among tho possibilities. The dispute with Eng' |and and the deliberate snub to Portugal by tord Salisbury almost drove King Carlos from the throne some months ago, and the situation has now been made doubly serious by the publication of the terms of the agreement with England in regard to African territories. The people are inclined to blame the Goverment for the national humilation and this sentiment is being carefully fostered by the republican newspapers. A few of the more reck- 'ess radical editors accuse the King and his Ministers of having sold the country to England, and call on the people to shoot the officers down and rid the _ country of traitors. Other papers advocate un uprising of the army. Hatred of England is manifested everywhere. Eng- 1 Hah residents are being mobbed in the tl »treeU of Lisbon, and they cannot walk .abroad without serious danger. The King /I ministers are said to be powerless control the situation but are living in tlhourly terror of assassination. Most of ul tbe cabipct ministers have resigned, ft jls no sign because the Portuguess nre angry - " wi.th their King that they are fit for a re• public. But it would be an instructive psight to see them trying the experiment ,', -AN INTEKESTING POSSIBILITY. ' Whatever may be said against the Mor- utons, their industry and persistence may be recognized, They know how to make • the desert blossom us the rjse. The physical good work they have accomplished , jn Utah is admitted, and in Arizona and , Wyoming they have • done only a lesser 'work. They ore hardy pioneers, with a BcheuiD of co-operation which lun benn proved more practicable than many in eastern coinn'unities, and they aro temperate and thrifty. All this com' mendation they merit and thut they do ,,flaerU it may prove a gopJ thing ),for old Mexico. The Mormons are be^om- • ing restless as the tide of general inimi- ' jfration in the United States reaches and I'surrounds them in their old strongholds. Tiiey find that they cannot resist the an. "tegoniatii! influences now bearing upon 1 f 'tbem, and another hegira of the people of ) strange faith bos already begun and assume great proportions. They are king upon certain portions of North- i Mexico as their land of Canaan, and, dy, in the fertile Cacas Orandes and i i Verdes valleys have two flourish- f colonies Lecn established and over u 1 people are making tho region i garden spot than would have been aiblo in a less favored location. The irmons of Arizona, it is said, show in- J}fttj,ojpi to take tho lead in joining those 4wq colonies, and there may yet occur u i as romantic and striking us the rter tribe De Quincey des- i well, with some ol its attendant •«, b,ut with the same termination in r lund ai'd the inauguration of an era iffrity and peace. It will not ba Jlexico to have tho Mormons They are of better fibre than the of the thinly populated district ^^'9. cbpseu for their homo, and they f tg,!^ republic the accomplishments Thrifty as the Mor- ri .e, we can perhaps spare them 1^9 United States, for largely of our I, they are not of our instinct*, ^eiico the similar cose has lighter ,j,ojc they can long remain isolated " i to the lesources of the I hegifa seeuw 9 good CftH, Americans and DhfttB, flinft, $?tAKBft Jtufcr* hair tieefi re-elected to tigfeaft by ft. plnrity of 1,663. Ij» Beaton, ft. Gardner & Co., O»HK and brokers, hftvS failed for 82,000,000. flfft population of the state" of Cott- sebfcicnt is 745,861, afi iricrease of 128,161 sitice 1880.* •I Jt¥fati»ily of the kte General Fremont is said to be fit destitute 6ircurostance1! at Los Angeles, Cftl. ' ' ' LbASfl have recently oee« made at the rate 98 pefr cent per fitnum on New York stock exchange. The nsoney stringency is alarming. TUESDAY, at Butte Creek, democi'aU'of the Third MichigaA district nominated John W, Fletcher for congress. Oov. MEIAETTB o! South Dakota and three companions get lost on the prairie while hunting and go three days without food. TKB Massachusetts labor ticket is aS foU lows; Governor, George R. Peare; secretary of state, John F. Dowdj treasurer, George J. Moultoni attorney general, J. J. Johnson; auditor, P. F. O'Neil. AT Burlington, Iowa the publishing house of J. W. Bui-dette & Co., has closed its doors. The liabilities are many thousands in excess of the assets. SwEDESj Canadians and Germans are taking the places of the strikers in the morocco trade at Lynn, Mass., and it is repotted that tho workmen have little chance of winning; BeponTs were presented Tuesday to tlte switchman's convention at Buffalo, showing that the order was in a healthy condition. Of the year'* receipts (997,.VT2), 870,000 was paid out for deaths and injuries. DION BouctcAUi/r, the playwright and actor died in New York Thursday after a lingering illness. He had caught cold which turned into pneumonia. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, December 26, 1822. EDWARD FITKPATIHCK brought to Wan- saw, Wis.j a large nugget of fine gold, found on his farm, which adjoinos that on which the Kolter gold mine is • located. The discovery caused great excitement. FOIIEIWN. COUNT TOLSTOI, The Russian novelist, is seriously ill. IN tho elections in Brazil the present republican form of govornmen was indorsed. • A POLITICAL revolution is imminent hi Portugal and King Carlos may be deposed. TIIHITY-TWO Spaniards were recently massacred by natives. on the Caroline IB lands. A LEADING Quebec paper comes out strongly in t'avor of annexation to the United States, using language that strict 'oyalists call treason. SHOTS were exchanged by the rival political factions in Switzerland and the federal government wilt hike energetic measures to suppress the revolutionists. THE imports of English coal into Russia during 1889 amounted to $37,500,000, while thus far in 1890 they reach only $2,000,000. OFFICIAL figures published at Ottawa show that while Canada in 1888 imported 2,134,764 tons of hard coal, the import during 1890 fell to 1,276,085 tons. TUB Berlin Reichstanzeiger says the principal German official at Zanzibar says no proclamation functioning slave dealings has been published at Bagamoyo. Sin EVELYN BAIIINU and Greneral Grenfell have gone to Naples to assist Lord Dufferin in negotiations with Italy for the delimitation of the frontiers of the Red Sea territory. IN view of the recent developments at Tripoli, the French government has ordered the French Mediteranean and Levant squadrons to proceed to north Africa. THE Paris Figaro continues to publish IBoulanger rerelations. The latest ore to the effect that Boulanger was bound in honor to overthrow the republic but that the parties disagreed as to who should be placed in power. A FIRE broke out Monday night in the palace of the Alhumbre in Granada, Spain, and despite the efforts made to extinguish it, it is'still burning. The fire originated in the Alberca court yard and soon spread to tne galleries. Great damage has been done. THE Canadian government will shortly abolish the export duty on Canadian logs shipped to the United States. This will he carrying out the promise nuulo at the last session of parliament bv Sir John McDonald, wro said he would abolish the duty if the American government reduced the import duty on Canadian lumber one- half. OIUMK. As THE result of a quarrel over a young girl, Patrick O'Connor is dead, while his murderer, William Eagan, is locked up at the police station in Grand Rapids, Mich. A GLOVE fight between Tommy Warren, of Cleveland, and John Van Hee&t, ot Ashland, for 8500 came off near Buffalo, N. Y., Tuesday morning. It resulted in a draw after eleven rounds. SOME of :he New York Central train wreckers have confessed their crime and say that it was their individual act and was not advised or abettpd by the Knights of Labor. A jiox containing 37.000, Iwlor {jio-r to George (iiirlaiul anil U. Sanndero, racing book-umkers of Chicago, was stolen fron the safe of the Hotel Vendome of New York. DH. J. If. MctlENKY, a physician o wide local reputation, died near Jackson ville, A™., from wounds received in a dif ficulty with M. 0. Jones, a telegraph operator. Tho men quarreled about a hog •the doctor being stabbed. IN New York, Gustav Koch, a crayon artist, born in Vienna twenty-six years lijro. and Kmile Hoss. *nge 19, an actress with Ambcrg's troupe, horn in Berlin committed suicide. Kmilie left a letter iul dwssed to her aunt Mary K'noon, will: whom she boardftd, in wliicli she spokt about her lover, Koch, a quarrel with hei mother, tho determination of Koch ant herself to commit suicide and asking thai her body hi) cremated. AT Boston Walter Potter and W. D. Lovell, of the firm of Potler, Lovell & Co., were arrested on warrants charging them with embezzlement and larceny. The complaint is made by Charles Richardson, of Philadelphia, a member of the firm ol C. Richardson & Bonn, a director of tho National Dank of tho Republic, in Philadelphia, and president of the Edge Hill Furnace company, and it alleges the embezzlement and larceny of $70,000 worth of bonds of the Edge Hill Furnace company. WASHINGTON. TIIK total population of Arizona is 59, 691 ; increase, 19,251. Kx-GovKHNoa CHAULUS Fos't'Eit has been noiniiuted by the republicans in the eight Ohio district for congress. THE offers of 4J^ per cent, bonds to the treasury Thursday for the entire country so fur as heard from aggregate $292,550. THE house has not concurred in the senate amendments to the tariff bill. GEN. CUUCKBH, warden of the United States jail in Washington, is dead. Gen, Crocker was Guiteau's executioner. TIIK Utah comuiitflion claims thut polygamy is still practised in Salt Lake city and thut more stringent laws tiro r.eedud. I N reply to a circular of tho treasury department September 15. inviting proposal* for the sal« of 816,000,000 four per cent, bonds, the treasury department received offers aggregating about $28,000.000, of which »16,883,800 were purchased. IN regard to the killing of a white man recently on tho Tonguo rtver reservation, Montana, special agent Cooper telegraphs: Hugh liuj'le, u wliito iimn, was killed on the reservation by two Indians, September 6th. The murderers havubcen Killed by the United Statcn wldiors and thu Indian police. Tho murders charged on the agency, firing us they cumd, thus defying arrest. SKOKKTAIIV RUSK has issued minute regululioiis to govern inspection by department of agriculture umpoutors of suited pork and bocou for export, Pack- era and exporters must nmke writteu tip- for kwp«ction and p«jka|e| egft- */* "'' WcBt'dffi v u«w« *« Mfick&ftStEierbail A eyfcloHe Ocerfffeit TnftrSda? four WleS snath of MaAnine, 1ft. T«ro peigptis #ere killed and & nttSrtier injured. The dam- nis will W heavy.' Tfifc boiler in the Wllliamsoti tielting COMpan/8 works in the southern J>ottio» of St. Lfiifis, exploded. G|6rg%».Chillier, flreinariwoa fatally scnldedj ftiid Casper Beck, eligifteer, received tffiGds tmrfi* on on the face, neck und»hdald3f8< TnS steamer Colombia Bai &rfived at Marqttetfg, Mich., arid report* Be* consoH, the schooner Cortrade miftiflg. The barge and totf left Ashland art Friday night with iron ore for Cleveland. She carried 1,000 tons of ore and a crew of bight men and belonged to Gilchnst, of Vertnillion. She rate'd Al, and was valued at about WO.OOO. At Seymour, Ind., while John Swdnton, a farmer, and his Wife were engaged in feeding the cattle they Were gored by an infuriated bull. Swanson is dead and his wife cannot live. Dn. J. 0. GnBfeu, of New Yo*k, gave, at Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, details of the finding o! the body of Robert Hay'Hamil- ton in the Snake River, in Montana, and expressed the opinion that the victim lost his life while attempting to ford the river at night, A onEAT sensation was caused in Dublin Thursday by the arrest of John Dillon nnd William O'Brien, and tho issuing of warrants for the arrest of Messrs. Sheedy and Condon, members of the house of commons, Patrbk O'Biien and Rev. David Humphreys, of Tipperary. The charges on which Mr. Dillon was arrested are conspiracy nnd inciting the tenants on Smith-Barry's estate not tr pay their rent*. CONGRESSIOKAt,. TUESDAY, Sept. 10. Senate.— The senate bill authorizing tha librarian of congress to purchase (at not exceeding 830,000) Townsend's library for the national, state and federal records concerning the origin, progress and consequences of the late civil war was patsed. The conference report on tho railroad and conference forfeiture bill was resumed and Mr. Mortcan continued the argument against it." The report was a'doptod. The house anti-lottery bill was passed without a word of discussion. The bill to amend the timber culture law w(w passed. House.— The' senate bill for thi relief of Admiral 3. P. Carter, was passed. _The senate amendments were concurred in to the house bill authorizing the secretary of the interior to submit a proposal for the sale of the western part of tne Crow Indian reservation in Montana. Mr. Boutelle from the committee on naval affairs reported the resolution calling on the secretary of the navy for information as to whether the Bethlehem Iron company is using for manufacturing steel gun forgings for the United States navy; ores imported from Cuba or any other foreign country, also whether ores suitable for such manufacture cannot be produced in tho United States. The bill was passed constituting Peoria, 111., a port of delivery. The speaker announced the following conferees on the tariff bill: Messrs, McKinley, Burrows, Bayno, Dingly, Mills, McMillan and Flower, Adjourned. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17. Senate.— The senate bill appropriating 830,000 for a monument in Washington to the memory of John Ericsson, and the house bill to amend the act of Ffbruary, 1885, so as if entitle men who have served thiry yeai>. in tho army, navy or marine corps, to hejplaced on the retired list with 75 per cent, of their pay and allowances, were passed. Eighty private private pension bills were passed. " Jfouse. —The speaker announced his signature to the river nnd harbor bill and the house took a recc.-s. A number of bills were passed, • including the senate bills, transferring the weather service to the agricultural department, and providing that the promotions to every grade in the army below the rank of brigadier general be subject to an examination, to bo made according to seniority. The house bill was passed authorizing the secretary of war to appoint a board of review to review the findings and sentence of any court martial for the trial of commissioned officers or enlisted men where accused have been honorably discharged. TIIUHSDAY, Sept. 18. Senate. — Mr. Plumb offered u resolution directing the secretary of tho treasury to inform the senate whether the rule or 'policy of his department which requires th'e payment of checks for silver bullion over the counter of tho sub-treasury instead of through the proper clearing house does not result in paying out notes of the larger denominations instead of those suited for circulation and use in tho ordinary business transactions and whether such a method of payment does not result in the payment of gold instead of treasury nstes. After some discussion the resolution was agreed to. Tho vice president announced having signed the river and harbor bill. Tho following bills were passed: The house bill to amend the articles of war relative to the punishment on conviction by a court martial; the senate bill providing for an inspection of live cattle, hogs and carcasses and the products thftreoi, which arc subjects of Ihe Inter state commerce; the senate bill to revtso the grade of lieutenant- general in the army of the United states; the senate bill tor the relief of women enrolled as army nurses (allowing 812 a month to women who have for six months rendered actual service in any regimental camp or general hospital anil who are unable to earn their support, the pension to commence from the datu of riling the application, after the passage of the acts, Mr. Manderson presented a resolution relative to thoP late Representative Laird, and after remarks by Messrs. Paddock and Manderson tho »ouate adjourned. House. —After denying proceedings half an hour in tho house this morning and culling in members from the lobbies, the roll call showed the presence o'f 178 members and the speaker directed thoclerk to cull the, roll on the approval of the journal. Mr; Crisp (Ga.) rising to a question of order, said that during a cull of the house but two motions were in order —to dispeuco with further proceedings under the call and to uxljourn. Never before hud such u suggestion been made by tha sj>euker. After a sharp passage between him and the speaker,' the journal was approved. Mr. llaugen then dcnuut- ed the previous question on the Luugston- Venable contested election cose. On ordering the prenous question the votes stood vbas, 1H5; imys, 10-Mr. Hill (111.), republican, voting in tho negative. This being no quorum u call of tho house was ordered. Then there was a somewhat exciting scene. Tho democrat members were endeavoring in every wjiy to prevent tho consideration of the election cose, and in purtmence of this policy, almost all of them left the hall to break u quorum, Mr. Burrows called the attention of the speaker to the fact, and asked Lf the members present could not be obliged to remain. The speaker replied that the rules were intended to secure thi" end. He added thut ho did not see why they were not observed. Accordantly the assistant door-keeper, Mr. ilauk, directed all the doors loading into the hull to be locked. Hardly had this boon done Iwlore Representative Kilgore, of Texas, presented himself at the speaker's left hand and lought to go out into the loby. H,e found thut thu door was locked and the doorkeeper in (jhurgo. Mr. Hayes refused to unlock it. "Unlock that door," demand- id the stalwart Texan. The door keeper moved not, whereupon Mr. Kil,'ore gave u sudden uud vigorous kick and ihe f rail bai/e structure flew open uud Mr. Kilgoro strode out. He was folio wed, in ibout thu uutuo fashion by Representative Grain, of Texas, Cummiug, of New York, ind Coleinun of Loubianu, who in turij 'orccd tho lack opon without Opposition 'row the door ice', per. At the moment Mr, Kilgoru drove tho door flyiug wide open, Representative Diagley, of ft ictti tttt Wtafe ti&wif tftft" MM, four souls bfil ^ftkitfr & Fifth pftthfid tfUftotlier Itsgloti If t, Desperate Man. s CM&e rf rt6 fewfflbie »e«d Wns ftri tJfifeitfctol WSft ftfifl VVfty- ward Daughter. , N, fl., Sept. 17r—A most awful tragedy occured here tonight, and the oily is in a fevet o{ excitement. Fred. II, J. Hein, a cooper, aged 4o, blew OQt his brains nfterlmHtig killed two of his daughters and probably fatally wounded a third, and a man whom he suspected o! having done him a great wrong. Several months ago his Wife left him and, it is reported that she had been unfaithful. Her name had been connected With Cbas. W. Taylor a well known hardware merchant. Since she left, Hoin's three daughters, the oldest of whom is but fifteen, have been keeping house for him. Recently it has been reported that tlie eldest of the girls, Carrie had become wayward. This, with other troubles, preyed on Hein's mind until tonight, when he evidently determined to end all his troubles. He wenl to Taylor's residence at 7:30, and as the man was entering the housp, shol him twice in the back. Taylor is still alive but very low While able to converse he said that he did not know .what prompted Hcin to shool him. After shooting Taylor, Heln hurriei to his own house and soon after the people in the vic'nity were alarmed at hearing several pistol shots. Immediately afterward, Maud, the thirteen year old daughter ran out of the house and fell upon the sidewalk. Tho neighbors went to her as sistnnce, nnd she said her father had shoi her. She wus quickly removed to a hospl tal and it wus found ' one bullet hue gone through her face, another through her stomach and an other through her hip. She cannol live. When the officers entered Hein'i house, the kitchen presented an awfu sight, everything being smeared will blood. Just outside the buck doo lay Carrie, the eldest girl with a bullet through her brain Across her form lay Bertha, the youngesl daughter. She was unconscious and expired in fifteen minutes the bullel having f entered her head behim her left ear. As the officer! entered from the 'front room they fount the dead body of Hein stretched on the floor with a bullet through his temple fired by his own hand. The people we're wrought up to a high pitch of excite merit. FAIL 1'OH MILLIONS. 1C. Gardner A Co., of llostun, Are Obliged to Clone Tholr Door*. BOSTON, Sept. 17.—The suspension o: R. Gardner k Co., bunkers-and brokers, ii announced in tho otock exchange. Ai the office of tho concern the failure is confirmed, but no official statement can be made, as all members of the firm have lefi the office for the day. Mr. James T, Phelps, the assignee, says "Tho£oncern has assigned to mo aud the liabilities are about $2,000,000. 1 shal' make a statement us soon as possible." A bank president said: "1 don't think any banks will be affected. I think it an honorable failure." WISCONSIN LEFT OUT. President Palmer AIIUOUIIOCM tho World'H .Fnlr Executive Committee. CIIICAOO, Sppt. 17.—The world's fair commission met this morning and President Palmer announced bis selection of the executive committee. This committee will name the director general and by virtue of iti position will l>e the most important in connection with the exposition. The committee will no doubt bo accepted by tho commission without opposition, ax named by tho president. The committee named is aa follows Mark L. NcDonald, of California; Henry Exull, of Texas; P.«A. B. Widener, ol Pennsylvania, all commissioners at la John T. Harris, of Virginia; Willia Sowell, of New Jersey; B. U. Smalley, of Vermont; E. B. Martindale. of Indian; John Boyd Thatcher, pf New York; Adlait Ewinpr, of Illinois; William S. King, of Iowa; H. G. Clapp, of Ohio; L, McLaws, of Gsorpia; Francis Breed, of Massachusetts; ICuclid Martin, of Nebraska; R. R. Price, of Kansas; M. D. Harrison, of Minnesota; James K, Butt, of West Virginia; P. L. Williams, of Tennessee; Josnph Hirst, of Florida; R. L. Saunders, of Mississippi; L. H, Horsh- field, of Montana; E. R. S. Goodajl, of Colorado; A. C. Brittan, of the District of Columbia, and James A. McKenzio,' of Kentucky The committes is composed of thirteen democrats and thirteen republicans. The salaries fixed are as follows; President, $12,000 a year; secretaries, 810.000; director-general, 815,000. It is believed here today that George R. Davis, of Illinois, will be made director-general, ns his supporters claim a majority of the 'local directors, as well as the support of President Palmer, P. A. B, Weidner and other influential members of the national commission. The resolution by Mr. Way, of Georgia, wus adopted, providing that as soon r as the executive committee reports the choice for director general, it will be in order for any member to nominate a candidate, and after the nominations are made balloting begins.. There was much djsc.ussion over article 11, providing for a, board of lady managers, some evincing H desire to cut very closely their pay and duties. Commissioners McDonald, Mussey, Ryan and Groner waunly championed tho cause of the ladies and the sections, As it was finally (adopted it provides for a hoard to consist of two women from each state and territory and the District of Columbia to be nominated by thecommissioners-undof one ivoman to bo nominated by each of the commisaionura at large, uud nine wo'iion of the city of Chicago, to be appointed by the president ui|d a, like number of alternates. Each member is allowed $0 pur day for each day necessarily absent from home engaged in the work of tho commission, uud also the expense for transportation. Tho alternate's received no compensation except when the principals are unable to attend,.to their duties, HAlJ.llOAlj foi*tefc»/tfct.; to. itVThe Stefttt6r C5W ot .Bi6 Jffcnfifo arrived this fteirffftf ffotfJBW Kttftg «bd YdkoMflta, ?ISj-ietOr1ft,J. d.,8n:J rework, iwffll lott 8 in Unina. IWYellow riv-ff is !#6epin| flfef a vrtst tract of coutttf*. In the province of Chilli 4,000,000 .people hre hoinelesS, and the fiisew iftBhlStuflf ft «lffiert'fl» Wfil, Cholera \e prevalent ifi Shanghai and also" in the northern districts. Several Enrojresnif hate itfeenftbed tft it. 6pffftn*nt It ftftmsd by tlm ttc- pntilloBtii testfcrrfny. Sept. 17.— D< ti. Van Brunt, of itofidofi, wauiio'fnlnated for congress by the second district republicans today. __ crusts. of PotelflrH Atoll-* Ke , Sept. 17.— SenOf Rlbero, minister of foreign affairs, has resigned in consequence" of the opposition to the Anglo-Portugese treaty relative to territory Jin eastAffita. MONTANA DEMOCtlATS. They Nominate .Iildgo W, W» Ulxon fof t'OIIRfCM. HKtBNA, Mont., Sept. 15,— Tho democratic state convention nominated Judge W. W. Dixort for congress! and adopted a platform devoted in large part to the condemnation Of the elimination of the vote in precinct 34 last year. It advocates the free coinage of silver; the reduction of Indian reservations; the prevention of the acquirement of mineral lands by land-grant railroads) itcondemns the McKihlcy and election bills; it commends the administration of Grover Clove land and Governor Toole. HAttniSON VISITS JOHNSTOWN. The Wife of t ho Prenlilent Pliicea Flovrnr* on the Unlcnuwn OravRB, JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17.—Tho train bearing President Harrison and party arrived today. A large crowd had gathered at the station to greet the chief executive Only an hour was spent in driving through the devastated city, Mayor Hose pointing out many interesting scenes of tlu flood. Tho president and.party tho n re turned to the station and shortly left for Greensburg. A trip was made to Grime View cemetery where the unknown dent lio buried, and hero Mrs. Harrison ant other members of the party placed a tri bule of flowers to tha memory of tho un known dead. • A VESSEL, M1SSINU. Tim Burgo Comrade* I.oNt In H Gain nu laik, Superior. MAHQKTTE, Mich., Sept. 15.—The steamer Columbia arrived here this morn ing and reports her consort, tho achoonei Comrade missing. Tho barge nnd tow left Ashlund on Friday, night with iron ore for Cleveland. About two hours ou they encountered a fierce westerly gale nnc heavy seas. The comrade parted the tow lineal 5:t)0 on Saturday morning, twenty miles northwest of the Portage Cana and has not sine? be"ii seen notwithstanding a thorough search was made. The Columbia circumnavigated Isle Royal, examined all bays and inlets where it would be possible for the schooner to find refuge. Coasted along the north shore and Keewcnaw Point, but found no truck of the Comrade. It !H feared she has gone down with all on board. Shi carried 1,000 tons of ow and a crew ol eight men and belonged to Gilchrist, ol Yermillion. She rated Al, and was valued at about $40,000._ HETUIIKS TO HIS I'AMIJ/V. Jofteph Ghoutti,. the Otthkodi Lumberman MltkeH Ills Appearance Again. OsiiKosti, Wis., Sept. 18.—Joseph Choate, the lumberman of this city who disappeared mysteriously fourteen months ago, has returned to his home in this city For twelve months Mr. Choato's wheriv ubouts was unknown. Many believeci him to have been murdered, Two month: ago Mrs. Choate received a letter from him, from Helena, Mont., th-3 first intimation that ha was alive. Since then his wife has been in communication with him and last evening he came back to Oshkosh, Mr. Choate was seen last evening at the family residence, He had been absent, he said, about fourteen months, and had passed this interim in Montana, mostly at Niehard and Monarch, two places about eighty miles east of Helena, He declined to make a statement regarding the reason or motive of his precip ilated departure; .but intimated thai sooner or later he might publish an explanation over his own name. Till! NOItTIIJCltN MAY UJ5 SJ Tlio St. Paul Railroad 1« Seriously Contemplating UK Purctiufte. CIIICAOO, Sept. 18.-—It is reported in railroad circles this afternoon that tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad company bus practically decided to buy the Milwaukee & Northern. A reporter called at P. D. Armour't office, but he could not be found. At the railroad offices it was admitted that the directors of the St. Paul and Northern roads would leave Milwaukee on Sunday to make an inspec tion of the road, and it is now generally believed by railroad men thut little remains but to make a formal transfer of the road. One of the officials said; "The purchase of the Northern was u pet scheme of Alexander Mitchell, and t-.ia fact has weight with tho directors. The price was too high then, but the road is Kiuch morn valuable now, We must have it, and the trip of the directors over the road is full of significance," Hold li Secret ftenHioli. TOI'EKA, Sept. 17.—Thu sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows waj* in secret session alfthis morning disposing of routine business. This uftirnooii a parade of tho uniformed rank occurred. Only 1,000 men wero in lino. MAKE A TUA .\8li-Klt. St. Louts & Chicago Itaud Dl8jionen of llrnnuh Lino. , .111., Sent, j!7. — It. J. Covett, receiver of tho St. Louis & Chieu;o railway, officially announced that he ias made a contract with the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis railway company (the Jacksonville Southeastern line), under which thut company assumes tho operation if the St. Lou in & Chicago line from Mt, ilive to Springfield. __ JSSCAl'EU WITH A SHAKING Ul». was upprOchiug iron) the ot door struck him with lull ace, bruMwr his faceb&djy. tfwMs feared wd«o aaner he bone had bofn broken, but/ icttobethe case uj,nn -- 1 - Heverul llopurU Show the Nut luoume to bo Oulto Huuilupuii). ST. PAUL, Sept. 17.—The umm,>l report of the St. Paul & Duluth roud shows the gross tmrningu to bo $2,410,637; an in- cwase of 13,091. The expenses and taxes tiro $1,017,459; a decrease of $34,984. TJie net earnings are 3,'J'!,0(i8; an increase of $88,995. At the Annual meeting of the "Soo" road the old directors and officers were re-elected. Tho annual report of the Northenr Pacific shows gross earnings of $22.010,502, an increase of $2,903,035; oxt>en*e», $13.089,130, an increase of $1,225,695. The net earnings are $9,521,360, un increase ot $1,077.440, A rain ati caused fljjp tbrgugbojj) houses I'mueuicerTruIti on the Louisville, New OrluaiiH Hi TexiiH Itoail Wr««k«<l. VioKSHUiio, Miss., Sopt, 17. — A passenger train on the Louisville, Now Or- ieuns & Texas railroad wns wrecked tit the mtioiinl cemetery by a misplaced switch. I'he engineer and fireman wero fatally mrt. Thi) passengers escaped with a shaking up. i'ANIC AT A 'I'JIEATIUO. A Fire llroukb Out but In Unholy Mftckihfti, the finenftnt<Ml Island- Pictareitrrtfe AttrftctlOtiS Afid Historic ASsciciAliOTis hi Michi- ffifl'g f fctf y Isle. Areli RoSic, Sfigftr tonl and Sfcnll's —Tfie Story tot the Lover's Left)). Isi/AND, Mich.—"Where is 'Annie's' house?" Ihe tourist at Macki- nfto Island whd has read Constance Fenni- morS Woolflon's charming Mhckrhttc novel invariably asks that question. Often the question, is put to a iiative. Now the average Maekinao native i« not Very well posted in recent American literature, and has not the slightest idea who or what is meant by the 'question, but it has been asked of him so frequently during the Iftst decade that out of mere self-defense be and his inquisitor go on their respective ways rejoicing. "Annas" real home is non esi. The old agency, SO fully described by Miss Woolson, stood ill what is now the fort garden, adjoining the village school house. The ruins can still be seen. By the way, "Rast," an important ehawcter of the book, keeps a drug store in the tillage how. The globs-trotting Britisher *»ho spends a month in America with a notebook and then goes home and writes a three-column account of his "impressions" invariably derides the United States lor the lack of picturesque ruins and historical memorabilia. Such a one should comedo Macki hac. He will find on this beautiful island relics of "Auld Lang Syne" to his heart's content. In fact, it is a veritable cradle of history. Two hundred and thirty years have pass- ed'since tho Hnt white man netfooton this soil. Father Marqnette a few yenrs later (1671) established a Jpeiiitschool here, ami his grave has turned Pointe St. Ignacc, on the mainland four miles away, into a miniature Mecca for tho-ie of his faith. 1'lie names of La Salle, Hennepin, Tonty. Cadillac nnd of other pioneers lire asnociat ed with Mackinac. The island him been called the "Gem of tho Straits," "Fairy Isle," the "Enchanted Island" and by various other euphonious titles, all indicative of its wonderful beauty. Viewed from the deck of an incoming steamer it prevents an appearance that can never be formation. The waters, blue as the Bay of Naples; the rough, gray cliffs; the white walls of the old fort, the quaint houses of the village nestling beneath it: the gaily painted, red-roofed cottages, and the background of gently rising greenwood form a wonderful picture. The island is nine miles in circumference and three in diameter, and for the most part has bton set aside, on account of its beauty and healthfulness, as a national park. Fort Mackinac, both on account of its historical associations and its attractive appearance, is a chitf point of interest to visitors. It is situated on a rocky eminence commanding a wide view of the straits. It bus: stone fortifications and is complete in all its appointments, both ancient and modern, having three block houses erected in 1780 and a canteen fitted up in 1790. The stonn walls of the old oHicers 1 quarters are ho less than three feet thick. Fort Mackinnc is one of the "show posts" of tho country, as they are termed in army parlance, and is carefully kept up in appearance. Three (lags have floated over it — Om fleur-de-lis of France, the British union jack" and the stars itnd stripes, .' On the hill hack of the fort are the ruins of old Fort Holmes, built by .the English during tho war of 1812 to give greater security to their nold on the Island. It was originally called Fort George, but when it came into the hands of the United States the name was changed in honor of a bravo American officer who fell in a battle on the island during the strugr^les of that period. Arch Rock is one of the most noted physical featiues of Mackitiiic and the world. It is a natural arch spanning a chasm ninety feet high and flay broad. It is much like the famous natural bridge of Virginia, only not so high or massive. Descending through this chasm "arched by the Wand of God" one sees Fairy Arch, a minioture arch rock. Sugar Loaf is another wonderful point of interest. It is a large mass of gray, calcareous rock, rising abruptly on a plateau that stands 150 feet above the level of the lake. It is like an old-fashioned loaf of sugar, such as our grandmothers used. There is a jarge cavern at the base capable of holding several persons at once. Skal Is Cave is another spot pointed out to visitors. It was Alexander Uenry's hiding place during the troublous times of the masacre at old Fort Mackinaw, on the mainland. British Landing, on the west end of tho island, is a historic spot. There Captain Roberts disembarked u force of English, French and Indians to capture Fort Mackinaw in 1842. Two years later Colonel Groghan landed his American forcj there and led many of them bravely to death in the face of outnumbering foes As no summer resort is complete without a lovers' leap Mackiuau has one of course. And whatever may bo said of other spots where disconsolate swains and sweethearts had cast their passion-rocked bodies to destruction, Muckinaa can certainly boost of the groat, original "Lovers' Leap." Here is tho h!jge.nd: Once upon a time there dwelt on this isle an Ojibway maiden, beautiful and charmini? in every way, Her name was Me-che-ne-mock-e- nung-o-qua, who hud a brave and handsome lover, who delighted in tho euphonious title of Ge-niw-e-gwon. They probably called themselvts "Me-ebe" and "Ge-ni for short, though that is a mere supposition. Their favorite trysting place- was aholdroek on ihe western bhiif There, when her bravo wentawny in the great war canoe to battle, "Me eho" awaited Ms return. One eveiiin).', when straining her eyes toward the setting sun, he perceived the war cunoe returning. But, alas! she soon saw that her brave's place was vacant. With a shriek she cast herself from the rock and was dashed to pieces in in in- sUuit. Her lover was not dead, however. Wounded and too weak to paddle,'he lay in the canoe. On reaching tho shore how eagerly he Bought the face of his loved Hie, but in vain, lie thought of their trysting place, and with sad forebodings hastened to it, gazed over the precipice, saw tho mangled body pf his sweethenrt, mil before his companions could restrain uul leaped to her side. Such is thu legend )f Lovers' Leap. To bo sure it isn't true, jut it is romantic. It is a pleasant tiling to think that once there were beautiful Ju- diau girls. There are none left. Situated at tho head of three groat lakes, Mackiaao. Island wiw recognized as a natural center for commercial as well us missionary enterprises. John Jacob Astor, of New York, organized tho American Fur Company in 1809, with u cash •apital of $2.000,000. For thirty-nine •ears it held the monopoly of the trade in ur. Maekinao wo.3 till lu<e of supplies 'or tho I'ompanv. The buildings still itund here, almost us they wuru left in 848, whon tlitt business wax closed up ifter u good basis tor tho Astor fortune md been nude. IKNUV C'UAY'4 J'OK {Bit IH..AY1NU at 10:§0 Brljrht, had 1oA IL506 R#d had l*rrrowed*5OT from Johfi Hancock. After that Clay's feck vanished end % midnight he had lost all Kin winnings ana $I7<500 TMde»-ftH ffie taskhfi had with hiiri. ^'It wan 8atari3ft?Mght,.ttftdBright proposed that they would quit so they could go to church in the moifiinp, b«t Clav wouldn't have it. So he borrowed 1500 rrom Bright and let the *lfty tfo On. The tame continued and \>$ daylight he owed Bright $! ,SOO, m liquidated the del t b£ fifing Btifit 820 acfts of Kefttoftlty land and Six shares of stock in a Louisville bank. "Clay went to church all the same that morning. . While he was talking to the rector after it wa« over he pot tis hand in his pocket and pulled out a bock of cards along with his handkerchief. They fluttered to the ground but Clay was not abashed and replacing theto saiJihey must . Nuw YOHK, Sept. 17,— At Niblou garden tonight the upper proscenium box caught lire from a calcium light. Thu people jumped from their eu.its uud there was almost a terrible panic. Thu fire was quickly extinguished however and tluf audience retired quietly. 'J'akuu by the .SupurliiloMiluut. ST. Louis, Sept. 17.— L. Heudley, superintendent of telegraph for the St. Lou m Ik San Francisco railway compan tit North Spritigflold, Mo., is u defaulter. The amount involved is not definitely known, but jt will eweedj.l,00p.. itiO lln)»o of Uio umuu< •}»idin, aip il)s tyuuiiciy at (Uiily ruixnu'd maum itvtii'tuloni ofipu (uvuive «p vory i> 8uuio SlurloH tluit Huvull tlio o iiiiy'ii lit tlui C»i>Uul. "That is the very tublu at which Henry Clay used to lose the trreutor purt of his congi-CTKiomil sulary," uuiduu old Wtuh- iiiKlon gambler. "Tho game ho used to play was one in which the blind was 50 cents uud $1 to come in, There was no limit in lho,-i! days, us there generally is to-diy. A man could, however, douuiad. u sight for his money. Clay's untugoiiist was geni'rally u man nuuicu Bright, uud have been pat there ft« it practical joke." Obedlenen Tlint Wft* Bllmi. The editor nf Gil Bias, in his Inst issue, vouches, for the truth of the history: Napoleon I. was entertaining the Czar Alexander and the Prussian King at breakfast in Tilsit, when the conversation turned on loyalty. "My soldiers obey me blindly," said the Czar. "Andhiineafe anxious to die forme," adi)*(J Napoleon. At tlni suggestion of the Prussian King a test of devotion was agreed upon. The royal party were breakfasting in the fifth .stofy of ft buildingr that faced a paved street. Each member was to call in one of his soldiers and command him to jump from the window. Napoleon made the first test, ''Call the Oardiste Marcau," ho commanded, and the Marcau appeared. "Will you obey any order I give you?" askprl Napoleon. "Yes, sire." "Blindly, whatever it is?" "Blindly, sire." _ "But I have a wife and two children, sire." "I. will cnre for them. Forward!" And the Gardiste Marcau, with a military salute, walked to the window and leaped out. "Call a private of the body guard," ordered the Czar, whose turn came next. The nnldior came. "What's your name?" "Ivan IvanovHch." "Well. Ivnn, just throw yourself out of that window." "Yes. father," answered the guardsman, and hfl did it. "Command the bravest of my soldiers to come hero,''said thn Prussian King to his servant. A six-foot Uhlan, with a rowof orders across his breast and a scar on his forehead, enterad. "My friend," explained thn King. " to show thoir loyality a French and Russian (ruardsmnn have jumped at command from that window. Have you the pluck to do the same?" "Ts it for tho Fatherland?" "No," "Thnn t refuse to do it." Gil Bios thinks this anecdote contains a fine lesson for German army officers of tho present. AXECIJOTKS OF KHICSSON. rm oil mi Stylo and Loved to 1'oko u Ited- IIot Fire. Ericsson never changed his style of dress from the clothiiit? which he wore when he landed in this country to the time of his death. He wore woolen knilted underclothing and very long stockings, which were nearly half an inch thick, both summer and winter, and when his friends went through the hou«e after his death his clothing was found rolled up in small bundles, each one labeled with its contents and stowed away in a number of small lockers ho had in his room. He allowed no one to interfere with his clothing, and was most methodical in taking care of it. The case of a fellow countryman of his who was in distress, came to his ears nearly twenty -years since, and he instantly helped the poor man out of his trouble. • Subsequently he found out that the man's birthday fell on the same date ashis own. He made no memorandum Jeither of the man's name or address, but every year he drew a check for $100 which ho sent on every anaiversary of hisj birthday to the poor stranger, and all the stubs of these checks were found among his old papers. He was careless in money matters, although a good business man in many wavs. He secretary u»ed to notify him when his bank balances were getting low, when lie would dictate a letter to the government or to Mr. Delumater for a remittance on account of royalties due him, although he never troubled about their payment except as ho needed the money for current expenses. Ericsson had a habit of poking the firn in his big open-fire grate when he was thinking out some abstruse problem hard to solve. He wore out so many fire irons that f.ir many years before his death he us»cl to order pokers of wrought iron about fivef'tol long, with wh'iih he would pound the lire and grate tilt ll-e poker wore away by being constantly knpt in use while at A. white heat. Ho bought them by the dozen at a time, and when he was .sick, and shortly before his death, {his physician ordered him to take broth, cornstarch and other light food. He immediately ordered two dozen wooden spoons and would sit over the stove stirring his food himself aud until the spoon got what 1m considered too old for use, when he would throw it away and take a new one. botirpreferrnd to play i. two handed gaire. | fe'"' 1 ' 8 brother too. The card.< were out one il A Glrl'a Own Hrotliur, Ludlct,' Hoinu Journal. "But h'i is my own brother." Is that any reason why you should take his courtesies for granted, and never say "thank you?" Is that any reason why you should not try and make an evening at home pleasant for him, instead of forcing him by your selfishness to seek his happiness somewhere else? Is that any reason why you should not think his opinion of your frccks, your bonnets or vour looks, worth consideration? Is that any reason why you should appear before hint in a clumsy wrapper and with your hair in papers ? Is that any reason why, when you have men visitors, he should bo madr to feel that you endured your brother when there was nobody else, but that when there was— well, then it was different? Is that any reason why you should not be glad of a dance or a game with him as your partner? Is that any reason why you should not listen to his word of advice about other girls or their brothers? Is thai any reason why you should not be interested in his story of the shooting or tho hunting, when you do the saute tales from other pe.iple? Is that any reason why you should push him to the wall, except when you need him, and then claim his attention us your ripht? Because he is your very own brother you ought to be ten fold more considerate to him than the brothers of other girls, tiecatuio ho is your very own brother you ought to study his tastes and cuter to them; read tho books that he likes and suggest others to him; study the songs he fancies and bo glad to make new ones Known to him. In this way you will make your brother your very own and to him his sister will be the most delightful among girls. Are you your brother's keeper? Yea, in a way; but you do not keop him by fetters formed of ill-temper, untulynuss and lack of courtesy, but bv one made of every feminine grace and brightened by a sisterly love, That is the keeper that will give yon jour brothur's love and make you worthy of the heart of some CtTI/tKJRK AND BBAtTTf. Hi* Llitt*f ft ttenntt itt KftPlftl Herod Ity- Cnltur* 1* Not HnndforYie. Beauty is a result of rftoe, of circum- stftrjces, such Bs pei-sona I ff edom and mode of life, and of continuous diet, not of intelligence, and still less of the acquisition of knowledge. Which latter can only benefit the individual Whose features 'are fixed past serious chaage before Study is even begun. A man or a woman inherits his or her face, and mental habitnd<*, though it may greatly affect its meaning, can no more alter its shape than a«siiaons training can tnrn a smooth fox-terrier into the Wiry kind from Airedale. It may even be doubted, stranee as many willjdpe'm the assertion, Whether continuous education will produce beauty, whether the growth of intelligence frill even in eges yield tho physical result 'which we notice the authors of Urppias always assume, a« if it Were a Scientifically demonstrated consequence of the new society. The most beautiful blach race in Africa a tribe in Nyaaoaland, on whose looks even missionaries grow eloquent, and who are really as perfect as bronze statue?, are us ignorant as fishes, and though they have discovered the use of fire, have never risen to tne conception of clothes of any kind. The Otaheltan, when discovered, wai as un cultured as the Papuan now is; yet the former approuehed »s nearly to positive beauty as the latter does to positive deformity. The keenest rncc in Asia, and, as all who know them assert, the stronpral in charade-, the Chinese, isj deciedly the ngilpst of nemi-civiliiied mankind; while the Hindoo, if sufficiently fed, is even when ns ignorant as an animal, almost invnri- ab'y handfo n". The Cirjiis.-inns, who know nothing, and are rather Mupid than exceptionally intelligent, are physically n faultless race, fur more so than tin 1 Ger mans, who, though the best trained peo pie in the world, displn.v as marked commonness of feature as if the groat sculptor Nature, had used good clay, but taken m tiOttblo about the modeling. Some of th very ablest, amonpr them belong to the Hat nosed, puffy-checked, loose-lippfd variety The keenest nice in the world unt| prob ablj tho one most susceptible of culture tho Jew, presents a few types of Imnutv being usually at once hooK-no*od and flu], by cheeked, though in phvsique, as in thought, that race occasionly throws ou transcendent examples, The tamed Arabi of Egypt, who seemed tii possess poo brains and ot course have no education, arc often extraordinarily handsome) while in I860 the grandest head in Asia, a hem which every art 1st copied as his ideal o Jove, belonged to an Arab horse dealer who, oulsido his trade, knew nothing No modern men of culture would pretend in more porfectness of form, to rival the old Greek athletes, who intellectual!., were probably animals, or the Br-rserkurs who were for the most part only hard drilling soldiers. The roytd castle which has been cultivated for 1000 years, seldon produces beautiful men, and still soldome beautiful women; most princesses, thougl sometimes dignified, having been marked as to features, by a curtain ordinarines often wanting in the poor, nnd e«pcciall; the poor of certain districts, liko Devon in Fnglundand Aries and Marsilles in Frnnce Devon is no better tatii/ht than Suffolk but mark the difference in peasent forms* In the last century the ablest men in Eu rope worn retnar.kable for a certain super fluity of flesh, of which Gibbon's facf is tho best known nnd most absurd example and in our own time intellect, even hereditary intellect, is constantly found .dis- assdiciated with good looks.Jmid even from distinction, some of the ablest men bein externally heavy and gross; and some o: ablest women marked by an indefiniteuess of cheek and chin, ns if they had been carved by the fingers in putty. No stranger ever saw Tennyson without turning round, but Brnwninjr would have passed unnoticed in any English or Austrian crowd. The air of physical refinement, which is what continous culture should give, is precisely the air which if. often lacking among the cultivated, as it is also in many aristocratic families. Indeed, allhough caste must mean more or less Hereditary culture, it is doubtful if it secures beauty. It does not in the royal houses, and in any regiment, though an officer or two will probably stand first, the proportion ol sp'cridid men will be found greater among thehon-cnmmissioned than the commissioned officers.—London Spectator. V15O 15TAH Lli IXSTJXCT. A KnculypluK Truu Tluit AppciirM Emlowwl •\Vltli ItimHnnlne VitcultloK. A story of one of the most interesting freaks of vegetable life is told by Elwood Cooper, of Santa Barbara, ns coming from, and, morever, having happened to bini, the story cannot be anythins; but strictly in accordance with facts. Verily may wo ask ourselves. "Do plants think:'" Mr. Cooper believes they do, and here, are some of his reasons for thinking so. Through Mr. Cooper'? garden there ran. spmo years au;o, a sower made of redwood timbor. This, sewer was again cased by an outside sewer, which in course of time became partially decayed. Across the sewer there was built a lirick wall many feet hiph, and in such a way that it was pierced bv the inner sewer, which it enclosed tightly, whiln the outside sewer ended abruptly against the wall. As 1 mid, the outside casing hud, in course of tim", dfl uayed, and n eucalyptus tree standing some sixty feet away had taken advantage of this, and sent one of its roots to the coveted spot in as direct a line as possible. Here the root entered the outside sewer, and followed its course as far im it could; at last it came to the wall, which shut off its course, and here it could get no further, the inside sewer being perfectly tight. But on the other s'de of the wall the sewer and its double casing continued, and thi eucalyptus tree evidently knew how to get there. Some three feet high in the brick wall there was a little hole one or two inches in diameter, and this the eucalyptus tree was aware of, as its big root began to climb the dry wall and face the sun and wind until it found the hole, through which it decended on the other side and entered the sewer again and followed it along as formerly. Was ever such instinct known before, or are similar traits in plants of daily occurence. only we are not aware of them ? How did the tree know of the hole in the wall ? How did it know that the sewer was on the other side? Did it smell, and if it did, how could it direct the root to go and find'the place with such precision? There is, of course, another explanation of this curious phenomenon. The roots of unv plant «row always and unerringly in the direction of its food just us those of the eucalyptus tree did. ilay, and Clay got the first deal. Ho wiis u bet'er curd »Uuf- fli-r i him lives to-duy. tie could hold his hands four feet apart and fly the curds from one to the otuer without a card falling. Generaliy ho dealt with ono hand and without a perceptible moyemout of the arm, throwing eae}i card to its proper place with his lorg, muscular fingeru. "Clay wus a poor poker pjuyw, however, lie played for the excitement aud nor for the giuu, uud he was cureless about his bets he gonwally euwe out a kt^r, lie ulUAOat ti'wayu straddled the blind, and whatever Uuud he held would ruise the MB antagonist. He uspd to bluff u Aw MM}, tw tbw wouldnaou be fouuij ;he night 1 speak ig his way with Mr. Charles J. Murphy, commissioner for the state of Nebraska, is managing the American corn exhibit at the Edhbui'u (Scotland) International Exposition. His object is to teach the Scotch how to eat corn cakes, pone, corn fritters, etc. He expects to hold a corn exhibit (it Glasgow, beginning December 1st, tuul continuing three months. Next summer he will try his hand on the Dutch at Frankfort, Germany, commencing; ii) May, and making their mouths water for Johuiiy cake. He will continue his good work in Europo until the Columbian Exposition at Chicago, where he expects to hold .a grand exhibition, nnd teach the nations how to eat corn cakes and roasted ears in all languages. , There is »ym»Jt manjn. but 9§ years o,f age wfe>« the three oauKhto a]] by. A MII.WAUKKK. Supi. 18. — Wheui— Firm; No. 3, spring, !i;>@Uii for M'Nur c»»h; OS!; for ueMor December; No. 1 northern, OIJ. Corn— Weudy; No, a, 48. Unit- firm; No. 3, white, 3!(® 8ll.',i Provisions- Ku»y. 1'ork— 11.1)5 for seller January. » riilt'H|;u Mltrkrt. UiiiuAuo, III., Sppt. 18, — Klour,— Unchanged Wheat- -Firm; »8Ji for seller cash; l.OiJi for getter December; 1.07J4 for sellor Mity rorn— Steaily : 47?^ for seller cush; 47?a lor seller" October; (>o;i®SU!5 for seller Jluy, Outs— Stonily ; J)7!i for seller cash; ar?i for seller October; 4iiJt for seller Jluy. live-Steady; No. .', 01. llarle.v — Steady; No. 2, 80 Prime timothy seeil — (Jutc't; 1.2?®1.28. Kliu seed —Firm: No. 1, 1.S531 D!Hi. Mess pork— Steady; 10. DO for -nlhir rush ; U.85(u,U.l(0 for seller October; 1:3.117^ for seller January. Laid— Steady ;li.:!r) for nuller i'u>h: 8.8TH for seller October; li.U7!i for seller January. JSlicrt ribs— Steady; B. 85 for teller cush; 5.40^5.4'iVl tot seller October: G.82H(&^.83 for seller January. Shoulders- 6.75@5.8"ii ; short clear, 6.8035.87!',; short ribs, !MJ5®5 45. Duller— Very quiet; creaiu- ory, M®M1: dairy, 11©17. Uheeso— Fair local trade, no export demands; full crcutu cheddura, 8@8Jfc ; Hals, S^fitSy; young America*, UKj©!)^. Eggs— Firm; fresji, I(i©i7. llldes- Fair deinau.d; heavy green salted, 7^; light green nulk'il, 714. Tallow— Steady ; No. I, solid puckx), 4, No.:;, Uii; cuke, 4 S, Flour— Uucttluts, H,i»'i>: shipment, W,tnu Wheat— Kc'COli :H. BU.OUO: thlpuieiits, liW.iKi Coru— Kecelpl -. £>S.iK>U: shli>meut«. OlSKKi. Oate— Kecelpt! Ul!.»"; 6liipn.fnii-. W7, »»'. CUIU4UU, Sept. 18,- Thf CliiciU'u Jiiinuiil reoorin: Cuttle— Iwi'iDin. 17,1*10, big bu-I»eh«; best native steo s, 6.0'xa»>.i()j ; secpnd class, 4.1)5: tUUd | class, 'l.tiUffl4.00: common, 8. Uutclwrs 1 block, WU&q, loner, l.96@tl.oo; 'IVxans awl vuugt'ts, SIXSKIc, tower.j llogs—Heieiptr, iit),WM; shlniiKiuti, 11,000; j),ickere, 4.UO©4 10; o nuuoH,4.1!XS,4 v»; mixed, 4.»5®1.09; heavy aud bkitcUev'u Violglus, uud light, 4.0y®4.8U. Slwep— KecclpU, 8,01X1; all spld; imtlieB, 4.00® 4.86; westgms, 4.1S; Teiuus, 4,10®4.»! lamb*, 0.4(X&!UO. Pf u. Cuvn>t« lv 'JFUvtr Hv"M« ttt . 111. , DION BOUClCAEf 1; The Cclebf uteil Play*Mgi1j M8 Theatre Manager His Lrtst Rest. He Was Born In Ireland Presented the Sntferinf <rfj Mother CotntfJ. Short Resnine of Work of This Man. NEW YOHK, Sept. .18.— cault, the playwright _and actof pvening after a lingering illness. caught cold which turned into png Boucieanlt was born in Duulin, December 26, 18M, and waft educated bji his guardian Dr. Dionysius Gardner, aiid at the London university, first successful play was don Assurance^ which he woo,; in conjunction with John Brougham, find which was acte 1 in 1841 at Gonvetit Q^ den, London. He was married to Miss Agnus Robertson, came to America itt 1888 and remained until 18CO, who'll hgffr 1 turned to London, "ami brought out at thi! Adelphia thefttte and still famous Irish play, "The Colleen Bawn." This is founded oh Gerald Grrif* fin's novel of. "The Collegians." Itt 1861 was produced at the same theatre his play o£ -"The Octaroon,' which vigorously illustrated, and by implication denounced the evils of slavery in the United States. lie remained in England until 1872 and during these 12 years he produced to the English stage many of his must celebrated plays; In 1872 he appeared in at Broth's theatre, in New York, as Sluun in "Arrah'Na* - POKUB." In 1H73 he produced at Booth's theatre his beautiful Irish play of "Daddy O'Dowel;'.' at Wulluck's Square theatre- his "Led As'rav." He was A rijojjt prolific writer and among his works lire' the best comedies at present acted on the stage. The dramas of Bouoioault are seldom, if ever, original in plot, but they_ are often original, and sometimes superlatively good in action, treatment of incidents, and brightness of dialogue. His melodramas excel those of tho earlier school, which they have supeiaeded, in vitality, of" wlbr jeet, lifelike churautar, human interest and pointed coltoq'iy. % He will alto bo remembered for having: made dramatic authorship a remunerative profession in England. This he did by asserting, maintaining and finally estate* lishing the principle that among theatre ati-actions the play should, be made preeminent ancj should be suitably recompensed. , As a mannger he established a theatre in. ' Washington, 1). C., in 1858, reconstructed' tho Metropolitan theater, New York and, 'remodeled Aatley's circus and built the *" Westminister theater, both in London, in 1862. He is the author of numerous newspaper essays and letters on dramatic subjocts, and of an unpublished work on-the strfge" 1 '' and kindred themes, called "The Master of the Hevels." HAVE KX> ADKQUATK SITF. The World's Fulr Directors Absolutely Refuse- to (. oiiHlder the Double- Mite. CHICAGO, Sept. 18.—From to-day's action of the world's fair commissioner'and from a canvass of the commission, it can be stated that a majority of that body is finally and irrevocably opposed to a double site tor the world's fair and that on Saturday next a resolution will be offered and adopted, requesting tho directory to tender Washington park, or what is generally known as South Park, as a site. In case this is refused the commission will report to Washington that ho adequate site has been offered. There are also in- , dications of a change of sentiment in re- Efard to the director generalship and from the indications to-night the local directory well select one man as director general, probably George R. Davis, while it is thought tho national commission .will elect a man of their own, with the title- of "commissioner general" and place him" in charge of all foreign and inter-state e - hibits in connection with'the fair. This will' of course curtail the powers of the director general. Today's meeting of the commission 1 was an exciting one. Soon after the body was called to order a resolution was offered by Mr. Mercer, of Wyoming, which had already been agreed upon by the caucus. It sets forth the act of congress provided for the tender of "an adequate site' 1 and whereas the resolution adopted by the commission at the first session impliedly adopted two sites resolved that the former action be reconsidered and the Chicago directors called upon for a site adequate and in one compact body. Messrs. Mercer, McDonald (California), * Suwull (New Jersey), St. Clair (Virginia), Murtiudale (Indiana), ami others spoke in favor of the resolution and the comments on the action of Chicago so for were searching. Finally . the matter was hud over until the committee on titles reports. A resolution was passed calling upon the local directory for an im- • mediate report as to what extent the consent of the authorities having jurisdiction over the lake front-and Jackson park as sites .has been obtained, thd cost of preparing both places and out of what fund they proposed to pay this-cost. TWO FATAIi SUICIDES. CiiistavKooh n ml Kinlllo Uuss Bud Their Worldly Troubles, Nuw YOUK, Sept. 18.—Gustav Koch, a crayon arcist, born in Vienna twenty-six years ago, and Emilia Ross, aged 19, an ictress with Amberg'u troupe, born, in jertin, committed suicide early this norniiig, Koch, after pacing up arid- down tho up-town station of the elevated railroad at Canal street several times this noruing, stopped at the south end, when i woman put her head out of the third: itory window of the Bowery building, IJnS iaid to her: "Yes, 1 have come Ejcilie, are you ready?" The next moment, at the signal "ready" lia shot himself, falling dead under the window, and the woman committed the anio act in her room. E mi lie left u tetter addressed to her aunt Jary Knoou, with whom: she boarded, in vhich she spoke about her lover, Koch, u,,_ quarrel with her mother, the deterinina- 1011 of Koch and herself to commit suicide ,nd asking that her body be cremated, VENUS AND APQW.O. 'rlzes Are AwurUmi to Two Shapely Auiar- limits. BOSTON, Sept, 14.—Out of 8,000 competitors the Sargeuut prizes for tbe man and woman whose l'orm» should approach most nearly to absolute symmetry, have just been awarded. The best formed woman, who may justly ba called the "Venus of America," is Miss Margaret Blanche Best, of Meadville, Pa., 25 yemy old, and a teac.her of athletics uudelocu.-. lion in Alleghuny college. ., •' SThe prize for men \yus. given to W«M If. Jackson, of the senior class of Bowda 1 college, and an oarsman on the coin crew. Dr. Dudley A. Surgent, of vurd college, said; "Tho only meiits which will be made pu t hose of height and weight. JSiHts Best i» o feet 5 .inches tall and weighs ISO pounds. Mr. Jackson is 6 feet 1 iueh Ull and M-eighs 185 pounds.'.' lf- Henry WurU Heeolior's Grumlsou. [o M»ry {loleu Nuwuerry, of Detroit. NEW YOKK, Sept. 18.—The wmounce- M made of the enimgemeiil to Miss Helen Ncwberry, of Detroit and Harry Beech,?*, the grandson of Henry Ward Heecjier pd the famous quarter back pf Yale. Miw Newberry is u monitor of one of the best Known families in tho west, during the lust of her school New York thut she made the ot her future husband. '•V -/r AT WAUK1A8WA, \VrlifUt ruttiUy H>jm-s4 VV o| the % falling unto; a at. '""""-

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