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THE tlPPEE DJS8 MQlNggj ALGQKA* IOWA, WEDNESDAY 24, 1890, ALOONA, IOWA. HOW MUCH: tnore sensH.lo and business like it would be for England to place a protective duty on foreign cattlo than to teach the same result by trying to defame the character and health of American animals. A NKW luteA.—A recent contract pro- tides for street lighting in Paris on a ftovel plan. Power is distributed by the Coiflpreised air system to a great number Of small motors, each of which supplies electricity for a small number of lamps. If was understood that polygamy had gonfl into "innocuous dossctudo" in Utah; but that idea does not allow for the forty- two arrests for having too many wives the past two months. The Mormons arc liable to make mistaken in their statements whero any part of their religion comes in. LATEST NEWS_CONDENSEB. GENERAL NOtES. Tins sympathy with Mrs Francis Ilodg- ion Burnett in the death of her son, Lionel, in Paris, Sunday, Dec., 7th will bo aa extended as the renders of hor books. He was the original of LiHlo Lord Fauntleroy. This writer, always in search of "material," found her choicest suggestions in her own children and household. PAIN-JOY.—A Gorman anatomist has called the attention of his class to certain hysterical women who are affected with a kind of "pain-joy"—not only experiencing no pain from surgical mutilation, but having a morbib desire to boar without anra°thotics operations which should prove tery painful. A. young woman was intro- 1 duced who had seriously injured her lower jaw during a paroxysm of hysteria, but who had insisted upon having the necessary removal of part of tho jaw and ligature of two arteries performed without an anrosthelic, and subsequently declared that the operations had given her great plea&ure. A GUA.NU JJJCQUKST. Trie best news of the day is this announcement, that by the will of Daniel !'• Fayerwealhor of New York, $2,100,000 i; legacies is to go to a score of colleges, •without hampering conditions, and that the heirs-at-1 aw will make no contest over this splendid distribution. The New England colleges favored are Yale, which gets $300,000 for the Sheffield scientific school; and Ainherst, Williams, Dartmouth, Wesleyan and Bowdoin, which are to receive $100,000 each. The dead man could not have planned uioro wisely in tho method """and extent ot his giving, We have often deprecated the disposition of rich men to found new educational institutions when those already in operation are suffering for the lack of money, or to give funds to existing colleges for special purposes, when the general foundation needs strengthening. But hero is a man who sought to perform tho best service with no thought of personal glory or of. endowing a memorial of himself, and so ho was in a position to see the simple, sensible, fur-reaching thing to bo done, and to do it modestly and magnificently. Every one of the institutions named is in need of help, and to each this news will carry ioy andutrongth. The name of Daniel B. Fayorweather is in no danger of being forgotten. Ho has , done, mure for his kind than tho men who have given their names to new institutions when the obligation to strengthen the old ones was paramount. It is time to stop duplicating college'-machinery and to put tho money whero it will serve to protect the old plants. EX-&TATH THHASUIUSK HISMNIGTON, of Mississippi, tried to escape punishment for embezzling the public funds upon an unusual plea. Ho \va* convicted in tho lower court and sentenced fco fivo years in the penitentiary, because he failed to recount for tho public moneys which his books showsd should be in his possession. He at once appealed to the state supreme court on the ground that no embezzlement or illegal conversion of tho funds of the state to his own use had been proved, and he could only bo proceeded against civilly for the recovery of his indebted- Bess to tin? state, in tho absence of such proofs. Hmuiiigwiiy claimed that his books were correct, there were no omissions, alterations or false entries. Proper Touchers were given for all moneys received and proper credits made upon his books. Ho even went BO far as to keep the checks which he had drawn against tho state's bank account for his own bene- St, and showed whero his cash and ledger accounts exhibited those sums charged against him. His plea was that as treasurer he could do what ho pleased with tho funds in his hands so long as his books gave a history of their disposal. In tho «vout that his books called for more money than he could produce, his bonds- inen must make good the deticit, and that done, his responsibility was at an end. This is not altogether new doctrine, but it was repudiated by the supreme court of Mississippi. The judgment of that court is that such misappropriation of public money, or any use of it, except such as comes strictly within the law, is u criminul breach of trust. If public moneys be thus used, even though afterward refunded, tho law is broken and a penalty entailed, which is only increased by the failure to pay over these funds on demand. Accordingly Chief Justice Wood affirmed the judgment of the lower court, and DiPHtffiftU is epidemic at Milwaukee. On, has been struck at Valparaiso, Indiana. OIL is reported to hare been struck near Porter, Ind* TH H Messiah has reached the Aztec Indians in Mexico. TIIK hearing of evidence in the Pctil- liott murder case at' Columbus, ind., was finished Saturday. Huoir PKoi'iiics, the earliest settle^ in tho Illinois lend miners, save one, died Friday at his home in Galena, III.) aged 90 years. JUSTICE OLMSTEAD of Hurley, who has been drinking hard for a few weeks, is missing from Antigo. MA.JOK GKNKHAL A. H. Tivimr. of the United States army, died at New Haven, Conn., Tuesday morning. A NATIONAL convention of the proposed third political party will bo held in Cincinnati Feb. i!. K, II. IJiioniiKAD, president of the First National bunk of Milwaukee, died Sunday at the age of 81. TIIK poet Whittier celebrated the 83d anniverMiry of his birth Uuo. 17th at his home in Danvers, Mass. I'niesturoNT ELIOT, of Harvard, says the college does not teach free trade and has no policy on the question. E//HA CirAiniAN, who settled in Ontario township, Kncix county, in 18J39, died at his homo in Oneida, 111., Monday night, aged 93. A BATTLIC between cavalry and Indians is reported to have taken place at Daly's ranch, South Dakota, in which two officers and fifty soldiers were killed and tho In- lians repulsed with heavy losses. TICK Clearfiold county bank, of Clearfield, Pa., suspended Tuesday morning. Tho liabilities arc estimated at 8)350,000, with assets of of 8650,000. Depositors'are said to be secured by real estate mortatr- ages. JOHN GftiFEFE, a Wealthy farmer lit in/? npftr Andftrson, Ind., is missing. Hi had $500 in his pocket and wa« last seen ift company with two thieves. JOHN ZtMstEittiAfr proptitc* of a brew efy and wealthy citizen of. Bonhesbefo Iowa, suicided because of ill health. A coNsi'inAcr has been * discoverec among Louistille and Nashville railroad employed to systematically rob freigh cars, One freight conductor has besn ar rested. IN Memphis, Tenn., Miles Ogle, the notorious counterfeiter, was eonvictet yesterday of having in his possession and passing counterfeit money and sentenced to fifteen years in the penetentiary, in addition to a fine of $5,000. WASHINGTON, THE Treasury Department on Tuesday purchased §3,105,200, 4 per rent bonds at prices ranging from 123 to 123J£. IN the House Tuesday, the Senate resolution providing for tho removal of. General Grant's remains from New York to the National Cemetery at Arlington, was defeated by a vote of 163 to 92. An Eloplmnt Hunt In .Slum. One scorching morning in April, 1870, a small party of. Europeans loft the city of Bangkok, the present capital of the king- FOREIGrN. TUB attempt to hold an anti-semitic congress in Vienna resulted in a fiasco. DOM Pupito'f) throne was recently sold at auction in Hio do Janorio for S406. THK Masons of. Lippe, to thojnumber of 12,000 will strike in a fortnight for an increase in wages. EIGHTEEN men fell in a cage to the bottom of a coal mine ut Hornu, Belgium, Dec. 17th, and wore killed. IT is said that the shores of France are sinking so rapidly that in twenty centuries the French capital will have become entirely submerged. THE steamer Lahn, which {[sailed from Southampton Friday morning, has on board 8501,000 of gold for Now" York. THE government has issued a decree ordering tho expulsion of six Anarchists from Geneva. TIIK Argentine Republic has decided to withdraw its minister from Switzerland and :hiis closed his legation in Berne. This is done for purposes of economy. BVUON HIUSCII is organizing a meeting in Vinnim, in behalf of the Russian ZAKAHTS, a cousin of Vitu, and his followers have murdered an entiro English colony on tho T.iva Hiver in New S'juth Wales. No details have yet boon received. Sia. Cuisi'i, tho Italian premier, has instructed liliu authorities to promptly suppress aiid prosecute all publications printing seditious articles, whether purporting to be issued in ttie cause of tho church or otherwise. This is looked upon as a menace to the Vatican, whoso organs have been especially virulent since the election. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. TIIK farm residence of T, Spunkier, near Fairbury, 111., WHS destroyed by fire Saturday. Loss, §3,000. Tun parish church at St. Iguac, Quo., has b-en destroyed by fire, causing a loss of $125,000. MRS. OKI/WING, en route from Brenmn to join her husband in Chicago, fell overboard from tho steamship Trave and was lost. Two men were killed by an explosion in lift Ohin nnivrlor omnnnnv'a mill uf dom of Siam, for Ayuthia, the old seat ot government, sixty miles northward up the river Menam. A hunt had been appointed by the king, and tho elephants were to be brought in through the country bordering the ancient ruins. On the second day we arrived at Ayuthia, and set ut> our screens and hung our mosquito bars in a sala or rest-house by the riverside. Tho following morning the elephants arrived. Just outside tho city, . and overlooking a plain extending to the horizon, was a high platform, mounted by stone steps, and covered with a tiled roof supported by pillars. On this, screened from the sun, and with a broad outlook over the rice-lieldti that had lately bean shorn of their crops, sat a high official, his aids, a few native nobles, and the foreign guests. Other spectators perched in trees or found staeding-room wherever the view was most attractive. Immediately before the platform, was the stocdade, made by setting deep into the ground leak logs two yards in tfirth and twenty feet in length. These logs were so arranged as to leave inter- spaces of about one .foot in width. They inclosed a Inilf. acre of level ground, and extended ous, at the side opposite the platform, into a funnel-shaped entrance, only wide enough, where it joined the stockade, for the passing of a single elephant. Gazing far across the stubby plain, we saw the troop of elephants, encompassed by the many hunters who had been sent months before into the wilderness, to en- tico the wild animals toward a rendezvous. The families, scattered in the jungles, foraging among tho luxuriant herbage, had been separately entered by tame decoy elephants, under the directions of wily hunters, and one had followed another into capiivity. Two hundred and eighty elephants had thus been brought together. The sound of their roaring was like that of distant thunder; and, as they approached, the earth seemed to shake under their trend. By a skillful combination of leading and driving, they wero slowly urged along toward the stockade. Foremo.-.t were the decoyers, trained to their work, which they do with complacent discretion. They were ridden by experts in elephant-training, and followed by tho wild herds in which were elephants of all ages. Hemming in tho assemblage on the sides and in the rear, many other tamed elephants, directed by their riders, urged on the lag- irard.s with their long tusks and shouldered th« stragglers in to place. Oecasionallya hngelellow, becoming conscious of being directed by a will not his o,vn, would i ear, trumpet a protect, bolt through the cordon of uetitinelH, and gallop toward the distant woods. But these fugitives were quickly chased by three or four trained beasts, and were soon brought back to the ranks. Only one, a majestic creature with enormous, snowy tusks, distanced his pursuers nud regained freedom in the bush. A GREAT MID OCEAN CHASE, Mow Three Poftugaese Sailofs Boardpd and ilan Away With a Whaling Bark* After a Long; Chase f and a Terrible Experience They Were Fin* ally Uatig-lit. A British Survey Brig Loses a Nutn- bei- of Its Men in the Fight. In the year 1800, I was one of the crew of the British survey brig Advance, which wjs surveying-the islands to the south of the Sandwich group. Kingman shoal, Palmyra island and other shoals and is- ands had not been cluscly surveyed, and we were spending tho summer in this work. The brig was a craft of 200 tons, jeing a government vessel, was under strict discipline. She was armed with two cannon, and carried a supply of small cannon, and those days the inhabitants of iotne of the Sowth Pacific islands were a jad natured lot, and nothing but the sight of a stroni? force would prevent them from making troublesome visits to a -vessel anchored close in shore. About the middle of September we were it Fanning island, when a heavy gnle came up from the west, and we had to run ! or the open sea to thg _ east. The gale uruck us about 3 o'clock in "the afternoon, ind hung to us until noon tho next day. 3uiing this time we were running a little Curt Horses. The cart horse bus several claims on our attention. To lovers of the beautiful orthe picturesque he is an animal pleasant to look upon. Hence he is a common and appropriate figuer in paintings, where, whether slowly drawing a huge piloof hay rr taking his ea«e in the stable, his most the Ohio powder company's'mill at ^rriking characteristic is his perfectnatural- Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday.' THIS roof of the lioanoko machine vorks, at Hoanoke, Va., collapsed Wednesday morning under a heavy weight of snow. One man was killed and eight injured. The damage is estimated at $100,000. DAVID O'SicAuv, supposed to belong either in Chicago or Sugar drove, III., has keen killed by a trjin at Janesville, 111. JOHN JONES, of La Cros e, breaking for John lt:itt'erty, was killed Monday morning at Salem, lie was well-known here as a young man of good habits. WALTON BKOTHKHS' coal mine, near Fairbury, III., caught tire Saturday night, i'our mules wero horned. The lire was extinguished by hard work. TiiKitii have been more serious fires in Beloit, Wis., the past six months than during all the five yours previous, and the insurance companies have threatened to mist* the rates. ON Mommy Miss Eula Lee Wall, aged 18 years, went into tho woods, 100 yards from her homo, at Deesport, just below Laku Charles, without knowing that her div-s had caught fire from a stovo. The wind kindled the fire to a llame, and though assistance reached hor in a few minutes she was so badly burned that she died Tuesday. Hemingway was uu'irched oft' to prison to l - i -'"i his live years' sentence. jiegii) his live years se , Jw,-'<>. .; w,_^,-. DAT, who pushed his wife over Niagara Falls, will be hanged in Ottawa, Dec. 18. JAMES CLAT, a, prisoner at the county jail at Decatur, 111., has made three unsuccessful atceuirtti to hang himself. YKHTEUUAY at Grand Itupids, Mich., Martin Dovos was found guilty of attempting to assault Nellie Leyone and was sentenced to seven years at Ijnia. E.MII.L WOLI' of Milwaukee, who was dii-eovfiedto b» an embezzler, killed himself Sunday. / IKSAC U. SAWTKLL is on trial it Dover, N. II., for the murder of his'brother Hi- rai.i. KOUKUT BAKEH of Cbicagoikilled him. solf Wednesday while a constable was trying to arrest him for embe/.z'o.uient. i'luumtteu MAUTKLL, a, boj of 16, sui! •'•"' in Chicago, Tuesday flight, while r^inoane 011 religion/ 2L- \ .A,_ nell — the naturalness of a true son of the soil in harmony with his surroundings. To the historian and the antiquary he is not devoid of interest, for it is asserted that the old black cart horse or shire horse of England is identical with tho "great horse" or war horse of the Middle Agess, and the series of coins to which Mr, Walter Gil bey refers in a recent work in support; of his theory might furnish matter for a fairly long chapter on numismatics. Looked at, however, from a,practicul point of view the curt horse is a useful animal, whose value might be increased by careful training. __ Stanley's Porxoiml Appearance. The general impreision about Henry M. Stanl 'y is that he is large in statue. As a matter of fact, says the New York bun, Mr. Stitnlej is a abort thick-sat man, and scarcely a picture that has been printed shows his face exactly, The most distinguishing point in his appearance is his hnir, which is plentiful and v> ry nearly white. Thort 1 is a carelessness about the distinguished traveler which is quite natural after ui»ny years with tho savage tribes of Africa. Ho likes to lounge and to stink his hands in his pockets. The other day, when he took a walk on Fourth avenue with his charming wife, Mr. Stanley sauntered alonj- very much as if his feet were unaccustomed to pavements. He wore no gloves and one of his hands wan partly concealed in a tiou»er pocket. But when Mr. Stanley is talking about Africn with a group of interested listeners his earnestness anc intense feeling become very apparent. An Equivalent for Suicide. K we allow our bodily iullrmlUei to rnsk? nway with ui through n«|fl«ct, h*ve we such an 1m- tneuie moral »dvaut»ge over tue d«llu«rut« ml- dd«r Sc*rc»ly. 1'or «x«mpl«, tha dendly progre»» of Bright'* dlie«<», dUUetei, «cut« nephltti auU gravel U «ur» -often ttrribljr swift lu tU» tuttiu- iropho. Host i>?»pl9 of *ver*K« lDt9rra*tlon know ilint ihlt U the (implo, uuv*rnl«Ued truth In rcpml lo lho*« widolj prevalent niwladie*. To (U'luy jmlicjiiu* mi;i\k'ut!ou ie specially enlciclftl la cudi uatoe. The menus of i : ««trttlat U to bo fvuud lu llo»iottor> Slomach Hilton). Utr« «u luipttu* to ih« uctiou of the t(lduey» with tbl» .tafs »uil rullnbU diurotlc, und tin Infaut complaint i ilioru »t iu blrtli of tu« povm for »vll. Allvw ii to KIOW, and anticipate the woi»t. Th« ItiUtire, which uuufliiliitoi flie»e growing trovbUf, »l«o «u east of north, and having all we -jould do, .nd when the gale broke we were at least 200 miles to-.the northeast of our island, t WHS mid-afternoon before wegytthe mg about, and she had scarcely been head- d back when a whuleboat came down up- ui us from the northwest, and after a half iiour of hard work we not her crew .board. Then we heard a very interesting story. TUEIIE WERE EEC1IIT OP THEM, a first mate, two harpooners and five hands. All belonged to the British whaling bark Penrose, of Liverpool. Twenty days previously she had run into Honolulu and discharged half a cargo of oil and shipped three Portuguese sailors to replace hands who had been lost at sea. On leaving Honolulu she had cruised to the southward, ta'sing a whale occasionally, and on the day the gale broke she lowered four whales about 200 miles north of the ccroup we had been surveying. Three boats were down at once as the bark ran into a school. As the breeze was light only a skipper was left; aboard, and he was a sailor who had just recovered fioui a hurt. The three Portuguese were in the captain's boat, which made fast to a big bull whale within a quarter of A mile of the bark, arid was itnmtdiately struck and disabled, and the line had to be cut. Meanwhile the other two boats had gone to the eastward after the school, and they bad no sooner made fast than their victim ran on at full speed. Uwing to the direction of the wind tho skipper could not work down to tho captain. His boat was a wreck, but acting as a float to sustain the crew. In this emergency the three Portuguese offered to swim to the bark and return with a spare boat, and they were told to go. They reached the craft in saftity, but, had no sooner got aboard than the yards were trimmed, her head was brought to the south, and she sailed within 300 feet of the captain as she made off. Tho dark-skinned rascals made no bones of the fact that they wero running awny with the ship. Indeed, they boasted of it, and derided and insulted the men hanging to tho stoven boat. It was a HEARTLESS, COLD-BLOODED THING to do. The two other boats were five miles to tho eastward, and it was an hour after the barionade off before tho men cut loose from their dead whale to fathom the mystery. They found the wreck of the captain's boat to discover that only one single man remained with it, the others having been pulled down by the sharks. By the time they had heard his story the bark was more than hull down, and just then the gale broke. The boats were laid head-on to_ the sea, and drifted slowly to the ease, dividing their men, so as to give each an equal show to live out the gale. During the ma-lit the second mate's boat was lost sight of, and, as it was never heard of again, it must have been swamped. Had we been running a • course the surviving boat could not have fetched us, but as we brought about to return to the island she got the chance to do so. As soon as the story had been told our captain decided to go in search of the stolen bark. It was a question, however, whether she had outlived the gale. Sh» must have received the full force of it, and being so short-handed she was liable to disaster. The main question was whether she would scud or drift. We had adopted the former course, as the brig had a habit of flooding her decks when lyintr head on. The mate of the stolen bark, whoso name was Cummings, felt certain that, the Portuguese would let her drift. In that case we would have to cover a hundred miles of ocean to the west before beginning to look for them. What did they want of the oraft? What could they do with her? There was only one reasonable answer. They would run her down among the Southern islands, find some safe spot to lay her away, anJ eradicate* rh«uv»«tUli>, W»l»ria then "have a good time." This meant eating, drinking, smoking, and having no work to do. They would not dare to try a long voyage, nor to pul into any prominent port. As they would need t,he services of the ship's keeper, it was not likely that they would do, him any harm. It was mate Cummings' belief that the Portuguese would head for Christmas island, a hundred miles to the south of where we had beeii surveying. _ and the brig's course was accordingly laid. On the afternoon of the third day after picking up the boat we sighted the bark dead ahead. We were then not twenty^five miles from the island. The stolen craft had evidently been taking things pietty easy. She was under short sail wl»en we first espied her, although the weather was fine and the breeze fair. .The thieves had no feai of pursuit, ^nd perhaps all were captains except- shipkeeper and would not obey each other's orders. We had her almost hull up when the fel- slow became suspicious. THEN TOBY SET EVERYTHING BELOW and aloft, and to our intense chagrin we discovered that the bark was a faster sailer than the brig, Jt was 4 o'clack in the Rfternopa jyh,en wr darkness fell she had gained ft couple of Sailes on as. Having #ot the alarrff it *as hard to tell what they would now dpi but after * Ibng consultation our captain decided to found Christmas island on the north arid west, and lay a course for Jarvis island. The back was headed directly south when we last saw her. Next day at nobri we were to the west of Christmas and tunning down on our course, when we suddenly discovered the bark on our starboard quarter, standing out from the southeast end of the island, where she had been in hiding to let u» pass. She had hot seen' us on account of ft wooded peninsulainarkingoutfor several miles, and we feltsure we had her lira box. The wind was from the west, and it was a bit of job to get the brig about, smart as we wero. The bark was about five miles off to the west; nor were there meii enough auo.ird to turn her on her heel and bant her back to the northwest. Her only recourse was to stand to the southwest, heading directly for us, or lo fall off and run dead to the west. We all looked to see her head into the wind and v/ait to be boarded, but the rascul had not thought of it. She suddenly shifted her course to the west, and hoping to cut her off, we shifted ours north. Each was now 'he leg of a triangle. It wa» plain from tb.3 start that we should be within a cable's letgth of her at the meeting paint, cvmi if we did not cut her eft'. She would have shore on one side and us on the other. BACH CliAFT HAD ALL SET BAIL. When within three miles of the baulc we fired a gun for her to heave to, but not the slightest notice was taken of it. Our two pieces of ordnance was then shifted over to the starboard side and loaded with solid shot. If the rascals refused to surrender they niust take the consequences. Each craft held dead to its course, but again the bark proved her better sailing"";qualities. Instead of cutting her off as we hoped for we were still a quartei of a mile away when she passed the point. The three Portuguese were shouting and cheering, while the white man was at tho wheel. -Orders wero given_to fire and twosjlid shots went whizzing at her, but to pass over her without ,'damiige. Wegthen fell into' her wake and could not bring a gun to bear, and we had the further mortification to see her walking away from us. The Portuguese ran up the American flag and dipped it three times, nnd our crew fairly danctd in their;' indignation. The only thing we could do was to follow her, but we lost her early that evening and were all at sea again as to where we should set eyes on her again. Three days later, having had only li^ht breezes, we raided Enderbury island, which is the easterniqst island of the Phcenix group. The wind had been fair for the bark to Lay this course, and this group also offered the pirates a good refuge and a beautiful climate. We approached it from the west, and in to within two miles of the beach and then worked slowly along the . southern shore. The charts showed no haven of refuge on either the south or west shore, but located a bay on the north. We hoped to trip them if they wore there by making u circuit of the island and coming upon them from a different direction unexpected. As the breeze was light, we were all day working down the south coast, and us the sun went down we anchored in forty fpet of water off the reef. Next day we had to work up the west shore against a head wind,'and night came on again befor" wa had fairly turned (he corner and headed to the east. We came to anchor again, but such was the impatience of Mate Cummings and his men that they set off in their-whaleboat to explore the coast in advance. Ten miles to the east they found the boat anchored in the bay laid down on the chart. She was .within 200 feet of the beeoh, her sails furled and stowed, and was heard of before she was seen. The Portu- gupse were drunk, as they were singing and shouting so they could be heard half a mile away. The mate should have returned and reported the case, but he did not. Ho believed his party strong enough to recapture his craft, and he therefore pulled down to make the attempt. He did not surprise the pirates, as he hoped to do, and when he attempted to board was driven back to his boat in great disorder, nearly every man being hurt by blows of capstan bars. It was nearly daylight before the boat returned to the brig, and as it was a perfect calm we decided to wait until daylight before making any further move. As day dawned there was every prospect of a continuance of the calm, and two boats, each containing eight armed men were dispatched to get possession of the bark. Our first mate had charge of one and Cuminings of the other, and 1 was in the first boat. Our instructions were to board at any sacrifice, but to spare the pirates for the gallows if possible. After a row of two hours we came to tho entrance cf the bay, and there was the bark before us. She had a snug an- corage, and everything aloft was as tidy as you please. She wasn't over half a mile away, as it was not a deep bay, and we were no sooner in sight than we heard a cheer from her decks, followed by the PRESENT Speculation as to* Who Will Succeed Lord Teiitiyson as Poet Laureate of England, Berniiardt's Duel with a Journalist in Which He Di'ew Blood From Ris Opponent, New York Congressman-Elect 111 His Younger Days Gang-lit in a Trying 1 Predicament. Wlllliiin Morris. Recent discussions upon the question as to who will succeed to the position of poet laureate of England upon the death of Lord Alfred Tennyson has brought up the name of William Morris, more, it may be said, as a possible than a probable choice of the sovereign, for, whatever may be the merits of Mr. Morris as a man and as a poet, his well-known leaning toward socialism would very likely prove an effective bar to his preferment. Mr. Morris, who is fifty-six years of ago, studied painting after his graduation from Exeter College^"Oxford, btU'did not succeed in the profession, Since 18C3 he has been identified with a London establishment for the artistic designing, and manufacture of wall paper, stained glass, tiles, etc, His" leisure has been devoted to poetical composition in which direction he has been^ quite prolific. "The Earthly Paradise" is a poem in three volumes. He has done the "JJlneids of Virgil" into English verso and'has treated the Nibeluneren legends in a vigorous poem published in 1877, besides'aiding in several translations from the Icelandic. Personally Mr. Morris delights in rude apparel. He loves the sea and nothing pleases him more then to be mistaken for a sailor. One night he was overhauled by a seafaring man. "Avust thereV"'cried the stranger; "don'c I know you? Weren't you at one time mate of the brig Sea'Siviil- low?" To be mistaken for a 'mate of a ship bearing so poetic a name as Sea Swallow was simply glorious. "Yes, 1 aui he," said Morris, and he locked arnn with' the stranger, piloted him into an ale-hopse and filled him full of liquids and substantiate. Sarah Bernliarclt'B Strapping Son. ' Maurice Bernhardt, who fought a duel .with a journalist, in which he came out victorious, and actually drew blood from his opponent, is as thorough a Frenchman in parentage'as any man in Paris, and yet * in appearance a typical English squire. His fond mother sets aside $35,000 a year for her son's expenses, and young Bernhardt runs in debt for about $10,000 more on an average. He has grown tall and broader since he was in the country, -and he is now a finb looking specimen of a clear eyed, ruddy cheeked and powerfully built athlete. He amuses himself at times by driving a tandem through the crowded streets of Paris, and, without seekint- no- - tonety in any -nay, he continually figtum. in the small talk or the French capital A few months ago a very distinguished du,ce, who ha" come back to Pads after an exile, was received by an enormous crowd of admirers at the station. Well back in the crowd was Maurice Bernhardt, and as the distinguished duke walked through the station, greeting'lik friend) and acquaintances, his eye sucideiilj fell on the stalwart figure ot the actress' son For a moment the cheek of the noble duke paled while the younger man, blushed almost painfully; yet the two men raised their hats politely to one aa other and the duke went on his way. The newspapers remarked next day very broadly that it was a meeting between father and son. • Omelets lii His Shoes. Congressman-elect Daniel Lockwood, of Newlork, who is in the field for the speakership of the fifty-second congre was an orator long before his rhetoric BIT 7 G /T r , Cleveland ^oft Away 0 back in his school days at Hamburg he was an orator of sucli note that he*was chosen valedictorian of his class He pre- ^£y§EloKa!?i?5 heavens! they wouldn't go on ?hn hadn another pair fit to use. He sum whiff 8 "tof^er to a conference, and while the Dersnirti.f-.inn »/.n«j .« \ • ' , u > tide was running out to board her on eitlior charin- booui of a cannon and the sound of a round shot over our heads, In rummaging the vessel the men had discovered an old six- pound cannon which had laid in the hold for many years. This' they had hoisted out, loaded with a shot intended for the feet of a dead man, and fired from a carriage so poorly constructed that the gun dismounted i self. The bark lav stern toward us, as the "" and we pullled bow. Captain and mate had both left revolvers aboard, and these wore now used by two of the pirates. While we were sweeping up they killed two men and wounded a third, and a fourth man was wounded as we boarded. The Portuguese ran to the cabin for shelter, and we found the white sailor dead at the foot of the mainmast, they having clubbed him to death the night before. While we w«ro planning to attack them in the cabin they dropped from the windows to swim ashore. Luckily the alarm was raised in tune for the boats to overhaul them but one resisted so desperately that he had to be killed. The other two were brought aboard and made secure, and about noon the brie came down. They were transferred to hor, and that evening, while in the cabin to be questioned, one of them attacked the captain and was shot by the second mate, who had them in charge. A week later the other committed suicide, and thus the villains were got rid of without trial or expense. We aided the bark to navigate down to Samoa, and there the British counsel took her in charge and planned her future movements. -i- •— uuciu UtllU. ' V'l never ' say» those who follow fn,T « . aione am °ng he endi,r° e a 0l a7i^ *±S°1 >•*** his a rigid sat an - In ideal was would passant was he on n was taught ; to ««, A from the BtandSt 0 f V Z,, he disregarding their r,h?Lo i • Ure ' essence, to ffij, k of ?ii !h ?ophl( J or Mau ' Contentment is the only true happiness of life: and ^iplensant disposition and good wort? will make Oie wh,ole surroundings ,i nought 01 fam, , . «Jtl»»t »

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