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t TOWA WtttlfflMtoAY. IUXMCA, IOWA. THE foreign trade of China last year aggregated $250 000,000. THE British moeenm has a Chinese note printed about 1368, the oldest on record. A TIKY electric ligbt. attached to a pendl, enables French reporters to take notes in the dark. CABLETOK'S latest poem lias just been issued by the Harpers, the title is City Festivals. IT is estimated that $15,000,000 was contributed for charitable purposes in England last year, of which $10.000,0X1 was given by Baron Hirsch alone. OH August 5th liars will arrive at a point directly opposite the earth, which it reaches once in every fifteen years, when the distant* will be reduced from 141,000,000 to aS.OOO.OOO miles. PATIENCE joined to skill can work wonders. A PhLIadelphian has made and umbrella stand two and one-half feet high, which is composed of 1,000 separate pieces, and fifteen kinds of wood. HOLLAND is to have at Amsterdam, from Septeml r 5, to the end of October, an exhibition of contemporary art. Pictures will be received from August 4 to August 12. Six gold medals will be awarded. THE Scotch papers tell of a lady near Edinburgh who keeps a cat farm and finds it a profitable speculation. She rears kittens for sale—tortoiseshell, Angora, Persian and other varieties. The tortoiseshell •are the most costly. TEXAS will probably reconsider her determination not to take part in the •worl's fair long before the time for open - ing the big show arrives. But even if she should not, the chances are that Texas •would miss the exposition more than the exposition would miss Texas. THE state capitol, at Albany, N. Y., is considered the costliest building of modern times, its cost, up to date, having been $19,600,000. The capitol at Washington, from 1873 to 1878, including its furniture and annual alterations and repairs, had cost less than $13,000,000. The most expensive city hall in this country is that of Philadelphia, and its tower •will contain the largest clock in the world. THE building on the island at the entrance of Newport harbor designed for a naval college is completed and will soon be turned over to the government. This new institution will not take the place of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, but will be used for giving a post-graduate course to those who have been instructed there and have seen some service. One or more war vessels will be kept near the island so that the young officers can engage in practical work while they are receiving instruction. Now that this country is to have a navy worthy of tho name we need the best possible training for the officers of th new ship. an POINTS. Olive Schreinor, who wrote the Story of African Farm, received only 8G5 for that production, but many people think it gave her a permanent place among liter- ateurs . * * * John Wilson Patten, Baron Winrnar- leigh, who died in England at the age of 90 last week, went to parliament for the fast time over sixty years ago, and voted for the second leading of the reform bill iril831. ' * * * President Carnot has conferred the chevilier's ribbon of the legion of honor upon Henry Hayme, vice president of the foreign press club in Paris, and Henry Mosler, the artist. Both the gentlemen thus decorated are Americans, * * * Eev. John Joseph Nouri, D. D,,who claims to have discoved the remains of Noah's ark on Mount Ararat, has been decorated by the czar of Russia and the shah of Persia, and bears upon his breast tho rare order of the Star of Bethlehem . * * * Whfn one is told that Whitelaw Reid has had all the steam pipes removed from , his wine cellar because he feared they would harm its contents, a provoking desire is aroused to know what sort of wine he keeps. A steam pipe in a wind cellar is us incongruous as a peal of bells on a barn, and tho man who doesn't know how to protect his wine bins from frosl, without the aid of steam should drink lemonade and avoid cabinet vintages. * » # Senator Washburn denies that he is a speculator or that he dabbles in grain. When a man dabbles in Chicago politics he doesn't need any other amusement. * * » Henry Labouchere'eays that Mr. Chamberlain will end his career in a lunatic asylum, Mr. Chamberlain retorts that Mr. Labouchere started out from one. * * * • D. A. Armstrong, formerly senator from Mississippi, is trying to get a congressional appropriation to erect a, gigantic statue of Thomas Jeffereon at some point near St. Louis, where it would overlook the Mississippi. THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. EUROPEAN ironworkers are on their way to Homestead, Pa. A SEW torpedo boa. is being built at Dabnque, Iowa. A HICH find of silver is reported at the Globe hill, Cripple Creek, Colo. Q0ABAKtisE against smallpox bes been established at all ports on Papet Sound. THE president has signed the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill. GENERAL CAHLIK has arrested one hundred of the striken in the Coeur d'Alene mines. THE national mining congress at Helena adjourns after pronouncing in favor of bi metalism. TERRY COOK, the anthor- Pittsfield, Mass., Monday MRS. ROSE ess, died at morning. A MAJORITY of the Lower Brule Indians in Southern Dakota abandon their reservation. E. C. KNIGHT, the millionaire sugar refiner, died at Cape May Thursday morning. WM. F. HARRITY, of Pennsylvania, was on Thursday elected chairman of the national democratic committee. THOMAS BHOWNLOW dropped dead at his home near Jacksonville, 111. He was an old and wealthy citizen. TT is understood that Andrew D. White, of New York, is to be appointed United States minister to Russia. THE nomination of George Shires of Pennsylvania, as astociate justice of the United States supreme court has been confirmed. THE nomination of Aulick Palmer, District of Columbia, to be consul general at Dresden, Germany, was confirmed. _ THOMAS BKOWNLOW dropped dead at bis home near Jacksonville, 111. He was an old and wealthy citizen. ON the Elgin board of trade Monday .30,000 pounds of butter were sold at 21 cents, an advance of l@lj<j cents per pound. W. J. STONE, of Nevada, was nominated for governor by the democratic convention at Jefferson City on the nineteenth ballot. TELEGRAPHIC reports from all parts of Manitoba state tnat the crops are in magnificent condition, not a single drawback being reported. S. P. SHEERIN, of Indiana, was re-elected «ecretary, and Robert ti. Rooaefelt treasurer of the democratic national committee. MRS. MARIE INEVENS ELAINE, the divorced wife of James G. Blaine, Jr., has arrived in New York from Europe. Her health is still very poor. THE president has sent to the senate the nomination of George Shiras, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, vice Bradley, deceased. THE Western Union Postal Telegraph companies resumed Monday the des- semination of Chicago board of trade quotations, the old trouble having been removed. THE striking Idaho miners are as meek in the presence of the troops as they were brutal and domineering when they had the non-union men at their mercy. THOMAS H. CARTER, of Montana, is elected chairman of the republican national committee and will resign as general land commissioner. '.^NEGOTIATIONS have begun between the firms of F. W. Devoe & Co., and C. T. Reynolds & Co., of New York, the largest dealers in paints in the world, for the purpose of consolidation. CANADIAN manufacturers are said to be holding aloof from tho Chicago fair because of what they choose to construe ai a hostile attitude thought to have been recently assumed by President Har rison. PRESIDENT- HARUISON has issued a proclamation commanding the riotous miners in Idaho to disperse. All the strikers—nearly a thousand—will be arrested, 100 already being in custody; and the disturbances are practically over. CHAIRMAN GATES,*of the special house :emniittee to investigate the Hometteuc [rouble, has returned. He expresses th< opinion that both parties* are at fHu.lt ane not willing to make proper confessions. He thinks, however, that the matter is not within governmental jurisdiction, MRS. LUCY FAYERWEATHJSU who lefl such splendid bequests to various educa :ional t.nd uharatable institutions, diec Saturday night, and tbe remainder of the estate, valued at §500,000, will now tro to Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Cdunibi colleges, and to the Presbyterian ana Woman's hospitals at Naw York. CHILI is about to issue per cent, bonds. $10,000,000 in JOHN MAOHEoou.the lawyer and writer, a dead in London. KAYACHOL, the French anarchist, was executed Monday morning. GLADSTONE is certain of about fifty unjority. A portion of his cabinet is already announced. THE death is announced at London of Thomus Cook, the well-known pioneer in the tourists' excursion business. FIVE of the conspirators who murdered tho Bulgarion minister of finance were condemned to death Wednesday. HIGH winds and heavy rains prevail in Great Britain. Numerous accidents to shipping ha«o occurred life. with some loss of THE foreign diplomatej have feund it necessary to take i tops for the preservation of life and property in Morocco. THOMAS SEXTON, one of the ablest of the anti-Parnellites, has been elected to parliament from the north division county Kerry. SIR CHARLES DIKE, who some years ago was compelled to retire from public life owing to a scandle, has been elected to parliament. A VOLCANIC eruption destroys the of Sangis, in the Malay archipelago, all the 12,000 inhabitants perished. LORD Salisbury has summoned the cab- met ministers to meet in London to decide on thej governments course of action. JUSTIN MCCARTHY baa been returned to parliament from the north division, of Longford. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, the well- known temperance advocate, was also a snccftwfnl candidate. FROM comment in the London Standard, it is evident that the Salisbury government will make a desperate fight to retain office. They evidently expect to make ore tf the Parnellites to further their purpose. FAIR AND FICKLE FAY * is reported at Simla that the HazaraJ tribesmen who are fighting for their independence against the ameer of Afghanis* tan, who seeks to add their territory to his dominions, have ambushed the ameer's troops and killed many hundred* of them. A REWARD of $5,000 is offered for the capture of the Adair train-robbers. MRS. WILLIAM REX, of Lima, Ohio, attempted suicide with morphine. EX-MAYOB AMES, of Minneapolis is arrested on the charge of non-snpportinp his wife. Louis Napolen Auzit, the Paris forger has beed held for extraditon bf United States Commissinner Home in Chicago. A NORTHERN Pacific conductor shoots two men who were riding on the roof of the express car killing one and mortally wounding the other. HIRAM McCAi/ur, aged 27 years, committed suicide at Logansporf, Ind., Monday, by taking an overdose of laudanum. INQUISITION methods have been charged against Judge fierez.of tee state of Zaca- teca, Mexico, alleged to have burned two victims at the stake. TOWN SERGEANT, Isaac Thompson, of Montgomery, W. Va., was shot by Jas. Vance at Ganby Bridge, while attempting to arrest Vance. GEORGE W. VANDERBILT'S cottage at Bar Harbor, Me., was broken into Tuesday night, and a largt quantity of silver and other valuables stolen. A man has been arrested on suspicion. EX-STATE TREASURER NOLA.ND, of Missouri, has decided to surrender himself to the warden of the state penitentiary, to serve the sentence of two years' imprisonment for embezzlement of state funds. JOSEPH G. KELSOE, president of the Magnolia, and of the Gate City National bonk, of Texarkana, has been missing for several days, and a deficit of $70,000 is said to exist in his accounts. LESTER GALE, cashier, and W. E. Turner, book-keeper, of the City -Savings bank, of Nashville, Tenn., who decamped three weeks ago with §12,000 of the bank's funds, have been arrested in Mexico. AT JACKSON, Miss.,* Dock Davis, a burly negro, dragged OlaJMaddox, 15 years of age, into an outhouse and kept her there all night, repeatedly outraging her. A posse arrested him, but a mob lynched him. CAPTAIN FRANK C. CALHOUN, foreman of an undertaker's establishment at Pittsburg, Pa., was fatally stabbed by a drunken militiaman named David Lester, Monday morning, because- he would not permit Lester and a companion to enter the premises. Pretty Miss Templeton and Howell Osborne Said to Hare Fallen Out. in th ef trus Nina Farrington t Comes Between the Two and Causes the Trouble. .Racy Story of the Romance and In trjgne of Life on the Stage. FIBBS AND 0-a.SUAI/TIES. E. E. HANLEY living near Perry, Iowa was killed in a runaway. FOOR California tramps were killed in a freight wreck at Bakerfield. ON Friday, Mabel Dahlburg, a 4-year- old child, was burned to death at Joliet, 111. A YOUNG man named Rowe was drowned in the little Wabash river near Grayville. III., Monday, while bathing. AN explosion of gas in Ellangowa, Pa., colliery, Monday moaning, killed one man wounded seven and eet fire to the mine. AT Stay nor, Ont Sunday, fire destroyed all the business portion between tbe American house and Third street on Main street. HARRY CASSIDY a switchman employed by the Illinois Steel company at Jolliet, III., was cut in two and instantly killed by a freight train. WIND unroofed the cotton factory at GaleoburK, III., Wednesday, and did other damage about the city. WHILE a;, thrashing outfit was at work on the farm of Joseph Rice, near Morenci, Mich., the ei.jiine boiler exploded, fatally scalding Frank Whaley. MR. AND MRS. EDWARD G. Prosser were fUhiug from a skiff in Rock river, near Dixon, IlJ. A passing steamer upset the boat and Prosser was drowned. ANTONIE FRATOCHAND, living on Buffalo river near Richwood, Minn,, was chot and instantly killed by bis uncle while deer hunting, being mistaken for a cteer. CHARLES PLOETZ and Julia Willy, of St. Louis, were thrown from a buggy in which they ware riding, Tuesday evening, and both fatally injured. They were engaged to be married. _MICHAEL VARLEY, an Englishman, and his daughter, 9 years of age, a hopeless invalid, were asphyxiated in the family bath-room in New York Wednesday morning. AT Belford, Ind., four bents of a partially constructed trestle on the Bedford Belt railway fell Monday, killing Beit Barnett, of New Albany, and seriously injur- inpr John Bockley, of Evansville. DURING a storm at Riflay, Ohio, lightning struck the house of William Mann. His 19-year-otd daughter Mimie was prostrated . When she recovered she was able to see perfectly, though she has been almost blind for fifteen years. THE steamboat express from Buffalo collided with the loeal train for Port Colburn on tho Grand Trunk between St, Catherinesnand Meritepon, Ont,, Monday morning. Four'persons are reported killed. _ FOUMAI.,L,Y NOTIFIED. Cleveland and StevtmBon Officially Informed of Their Nomination. NEW YORK, July 21.— Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson were duly notified this evening of their nomination. The proceeding was formal and occurred in Madison Square Garden. Congressman Wilson made the address to Cleveland and S. V. White, of California, to Stevenson. Both nominees made long responses. Mrs. Cleveland was present and was given a great ovation. Twenty attended the exercises. thousand people Our Present £>lror«e L,uw*. Friend—How is your wife? Citizen—Wife? I have no wife. Friend— fou. certainly told me you w»re a married wan. Citizen—That was across the river in another state. I §m an old bachelor in tkis state.-^New York Weekly. PHILADELPHIA, July 24.—Miss Fa; Templeton, theplump and pleasing prim donna of the Park Theatre Opera Co/n B iny, and the central figure in Widow' ance, which Eet the hearts of the Philadel phia dudes fluttering in unison with the fluttering skirts of the fair burlesquera has now another chapter added to the list which her connections with Howel Osborne has furnished to the daily news papers. When Mis3 Templeton came to Phila delphia Mr. Oaborne was in attendance a. usual, but his stay here was brief, anc after decorating a stage box at the Park for an evening or two with his expansiv shirt bosom, he returned_ to N*w York. After a Jweek or two Miss Templeton "turned up missing" one night at th Park theatre and the inanagament was compelled to close tbe house. It was an nounced that Miss Templeton was ill, bu theatrical gossip asserted that she had gone to New York to investigate the story which had reached her ears that Mr Oiborne was devoting his time and his b ink balance to the conquest of Miss Nim Farrington. This was strenuously deniec by the management, and the following night Miss Templeton was in her place a 1 the theatre. Meanwhile Mr Osborne, who had been her constant attendant and puta tiye husband, did not grace Phildelphia with his presence, as henad been expectec to do. • , The Other Woman In the Case. Miss Nina Farringtoa is a young woman who has a talent for causing disturbances and general demoralization. She claims to be the daughter of a. Genera ROBS, of tho British army, and has cer tainly been well educated. She marriec an Englishman, was divorced and enterec upon a career of adventure. Her resemblance to Mrs. Langtry was noticeable, aid when that once famous beauty burned her bridges and went on the stage Miss Farrington was frequently mistaken for her. It is not strange then that Mrs. Langtry, having broken off her relations with Freddy Gebhard, of New York, that the joung man upon being presented to Miss Farrington, became somewhat fascinated by the counterfeit presentment of his quondam friend, Mrs. Langtry, and the tw-ain came to America. This combination did not last long, however, and Mies Farringtoa took to the burlesque stage. Ed. Gilmpre, the manager of Niblo's, put her into a page's part in a play at that theatre, and her beauty of face and figure soon attracted attention, and she became well known to the stage-door mashers of New York. From thence she went to tbe Academy of Music in the pantomime of Cinderella, and there an ingenious advertising agent secured her still more notoriety by "faking" a story of her having been robbed by a hackman late at night of many valuable jewels. She secured an engagement at the Casino to play small parrs-and established herself in apartments at 60 West Twenty- fifth street. Her skill in keeping several admirers on hand at one time and keeping them all happy and contented was the envy of her female friends. Many Ardent Admirers. The Twenty-fifth street apartments were not only artistically and richly decorated, but her various admirers not only contributed the contents of the fiat, but all came together and personally and with much serious discussion superintended the disposal of her household goods. Good old English customs were inaugurated and five o'clock tea at the beautiful Miss Farrington's became a recognized institution among a certain set of men about town. Among her most devoted admirers was Albert Weber, the well- known piano manufacturer of fifth avenun; Al Natimn, well known in Vfatt street, and among others an ex-president of the stock exchange and a well-known musical composer. The list did not end here, for the Baron Blanc, a tall blonde person, who is only a baron in name and not in fact, also became a follower in the train of the bronze haired English maiden. Then came the explosion, when the eldtriy and artifical Barontiss (?) Blanc sued her husband for a divorce, naming Miss Farrington as the co-respondent, and also attached the assets, slight as they were, of so jje patent medicine concern in which the Baron was interested, as ehe claimed, on her behalf and with her money. A Bluff to Sue for Damages. Miss Farrington; who has already figured as a co-respondent in a divorce suit in New Haven, indignantly denied the allegations of the baroness, and announced her intention of: at once suing the baroness for §100,000 as a salve for her wounded heart and reputation. This threatened proceeding having served its purpose as . an advertwement, nothing more was heard of the matter. Last week Mr. Osborne appeared at the door of Miss Farrington's apartment and demanded admission, which" was refused. He heard the voice of Mr. Weber within various vicissitudes, been hand* of a receiver, tees, etc., bnt always has redeemed itself. Mr. Weber's first wife was the wife of a well known dentist. She pro cured a divorce some eight years ago an( be then married Miss Irene Perry, a comi opera singer and dancing soubrette, wit] whom he has had various lively episodes both in America and in Europe, i Mr. Osborne's affairs, both of the hear and the puree, have also been exploited in the press for some years. His father lef 'him a- fortnne and he has inherited an otler recently upon the death of hi mother. He plunged in Wall street ani made enormous losses, which remained for many years unpaid, while disported himself in Paris on a lib era! allowance from his mother --during her life. In her will she stipulated tha he should not have her fortune, nor hi children, in the event of his marrying any woman of the stage. Both he and Mis Templeton then publicly denied that thej had ever been married. Miss Teihpleton in the daughter of John Templeton, an one-time actor nnd tnan ager, by Alice Vane, the rebel spy. Mis Vane was imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, then under the command of Colone Bob Miles, the well known Cincinnat manager, at the close of the war General amnesty having beea pro claimed she was released, married Temple ton almost immediately, and Miss Fay wa born in 1866. She has been on the stagi since she was a child, and has recently acquired much more than her forme ability by her study of the Paris stage. Her story of her relations with Osborne in Paris will be extremely interesting should it ever be told by herself. CONGRESS. SATURDAY, July 16. SENATE.—The general deficiency bil bill received the attention of the senate the greater portion of time to-day. A resolution to investigation the immigration and contract labor laws was adopted. The unopposed business on the calendar was then considered. SENATE.—The consideration of the senate amendments to the sundry civil oppropriation bill, was resumed in committee of the whole. Mr. Taylor offered an amendment providing that no machinery shall be run on Sunday at the world's fair, if it should be open on Sundays, an3 that a hall shall be provided for religious taesices. The appropriation was opposed by Mr. Wheeler of Missouri, and the passage of the bill was strongly urged by Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois. MONDAY, July 18. SENATE.—Mr. Call gave notice that he shou'd to-morrow address the senate on Mr. Voorhees's resolution with regard to arbitration in strikes. The senate then presented to the consideration of the deficiency appropriation bill, and passed the same. Tbe anti-option bill was taken up and discussed. TUESDAY, July 19. SENATE.—The anti-option bill was called up by Mr. Washburn, who requested that the bill might be read. There- quest was non-concurred in. The measure was then discussed by Mr. Stewart, but without further action" HOUSE.—The world's fair appropriation ill was considered in committee of the whole. An animated debate was had on the measure. It was decided to close the 'air on Sunday by a vote of 102 to 72. . The amendment excluding the sale of. liquor on the grounds, was lost by a vote of 41 yeas to 189 navs. An amendment was offered by Mr. O'Neil to change the S5,- )00,000 appropriation to a loan for the same amount. This was rejected.- Then cam'j tbe vote on the senate amendments on tbe §5,000,000 appropriation, pure and simple, which resulted in the defeat of tbe bill by a vote of 78 yeas to 132 nays. WEDNESDAY, July 20. SENATE.—Mr. Vest fiercely assaulted ;he ami-option uill as it came up. He stigmatized the bill as a most vicious measure, and claimed it WAS unconstitutional. Mr. Mitchell was of a contrary opinion A local bill m regard to the Puyallup Indian reservation was taken up, Mr. Allen spoke in favor of granting these Indians the right of citizenship. HOUSE.—The following bills were passed by tbe house today: Forbidding the ala of beer and other malt liquors in the Indian territory; to remedy certain defects in the provisions of tbe national bank act relating to the receiverships and distribution in eases ot dissolution;' providing for ;he redemption of lost cr atolen national bank notes without the fai»nature of bank officials. Adjourned. THURSDAY, July 21. SE NA TE .—The following resolutions, reported by Mr. Pettingrew, were passed Authorizing the secretary of the interior to send tor exhibition in the woman's building at Chicago, any patent models or drawings the invention of women, and requesting the president to ask the queen regent of Spam, the duke of Veraeua ami others, theToaVoTcdumbus TeTcffVK W ?f rl 4 8e ^ 081 . tion - Chouse bill toad nut New Mexico as a state was reported -"'aught m wa l 8 m ° n territorie8 ' A fierce . ky Mr. Danielp, as it came up to-dav A resolution was offered by Mr. Peffer in truchng the committee on the judicial o inquire whether under existing lawp imployers had the privilege of determin ng tne rates of wages. HousE.-Mr. Blount, of Georgia move o consider_«he bill to enforce^ elaUpus with Canada. The bill of el cofretad.in 60 minutes. UM that a light locomotive will be that the electric power will from aii overhead wire, as in most electric street cars. Witt copper wire, it is entirely feasible}, preat speed and power. "" limit of the transmission power over the wire is at present sidered to be 12 or 15 miles that length, with the ordinary there is too much leakage, or escape, to make it commercially ble. For mining purposes, \ power costs nothing, electric power already been carried 30 miles to tage. Apart from the cost, th£' probably no particular limit in ft,**, of distance, speed or horse-powtr R ' arises a fine fteld for speculation \» which it is not our business to enter A train running 74 miles an hour U require ppecia! safeguards against dent The central electric tracks w ulb , fenced in and there will be no grade crn" ings The arrangements at stations S be smihar to those of the elevated rosil' in New York city. A passenger i ' cross the tracks except by a bridge head or a tunnel underneath. If } going east, he must get on the side d,™ eastward-bound track, and then be «k off from the westward-bound tracf There will be no switches at the statioti buUt necessary points; switches willkl set in the country beyond the stations Another departure in the same direcnW appears in the fact that on Saturday Ik Baltimore & Ohio railroad companvsimJ a contract for $8.500,000 with the •"' m || . son- Houston company for a plant built to run passenger and freight cars in and (ni of the city of Baltimore for a distance o about four miles. The stipulation is fo I electric locomotives capable of taking M I any train at its dead w<»ight and camint I it out of the tunnels of Baltimore andtel yond the city limits, where the motor will I be switched off and the ordinary steaml locomotives will take up a train. Fron I these beginnings, it is only a question of I time and money when steim on railroadi I be superseded by electricity. Then paj, | bengerswill no longer get cinders in theiil eyes. _ THE CHIN AVAL'S BAZOB. It Helpi to Keep Him Clean as Be Ulei 1| I Almost Dally "The Chinaman perhaps shaves oftena| than any other man on earth," said Thoi, I A. Dunwiddy, of San Francisco, at tbi Lindell, "and with the possible exception of the American Indian, he really haslai | need of it. But it seems to be & fad among I the Mongolians of San Francisco, and es-| pecially those who are at all well to do, to ( bavs their faces manipulated by a tomori- 1 al artist nearly every day. A queer " razor it is they use, too. It is in no re- 1 spect like our razor, except in the matta I jf the keenness cf the edge. bit of a blade, nicely curved into a semicircle. With this tool the Chinese barber | scrapes the almost hairless face of hiacai-l tomer and then shave* him' around _. ears and down the neck to the first bone ell the. spinal column. It, of course, serves the I excellent and highly commendable purpou I of cleansing the- Mongolian face, neck and I ears of dirt very effectually, though tie I hairs it clips are few and far between, I The rounded point of the razor is also in- 1 serted into the Cele»tial ear, and eveiyam-l bitious hair that dares to show itself in the auricular lobe is clipped before ill | growth proceeds very fnr. The Chinaman, you know, is scrupulouily cleanly! about his ears. A growth of hair in) ;hem is considered a mark of low birth M] of careless and ungfmteel habits, TTANSMIGKATION Otf SOULS. John Bascorn Said He Blight Come Back | as a Teller Dog. We have recently read an interesting I story. A colored man, just befors he died, told his wife that he should probably come back to her as a yellow dog. it closes thus: Standing at the door, the old ladj L watched her visitors going and gazed K-1 lectively toward the asparagus bed," where tbe feathery branches waved nrjv teriously. "Suihin's in there!" she said. Presently the muzzle of a yellow dog appeared and'after it his lank body. Slowly to,] crept up to her. "Well, I never! Whera'd you coiwi from? Sho! Go 'way!" But the dog [ was at her feet, and something in his dark appealing eyes held her spell-bound A chill'sMzed her. She breathed fast; | then rallying, grasped a broom. "Gitouten th' yard!" Then tbe dog] crouched and licked her shoe. "He said how's he might come back a j pooryaller dog!" The broom diopped j weakly, "John Bascom ef so be yont:| spirit is come back to me in this beast, ai-1 ye said, gimme a sign!" Two ... >aws leaped upon her shoulders and there; I was a dog's warm tongue on her cheek. :J "Well, John she said, "ef sobeasitii'l you, why stay an' I'll try to get used to 1 "ou!"' '•• But a queer twinkle came into her : as she added, "Now its my turn to h'lead. Git under th' stove and «t«f| here, JohnBrfcom!"—Ex. the h ve380ls eaeve tolls are charged upon our vessel is wad the in a few remarks and indulged himself which were pointed thougn impolite* Mr. Weber "talked back," and so sarcastic were his replies that Mr. Osborne lost his temper and a shor personal encounter ensued. Mr. Osborne is the taller and heavier man of the two, but Mr. Weber is wiry, active and athletic, and a very interesting passage of arms ensued. Mr. Weber remained In possossion of the field, and it is now announced that for. Osborne has sailed for Paris and Miss Farrington has followed on a steamer of another line to join him abroad. Meantime it is not stated what the j pseudo Mrs. OB born, otherwise Fay Tern. ton, thinks of tbe present state of affairs, Albert Weber JIM l»d a rapid career as well as Osborne, Iw fetter leftft large nil DIM Ada nwtfl *•• Itnn 3 WT business f and it has undergone THE COMING 1'OAVJSH. Kleotrlolty to Be Put into Practical Use Jtl Kullwuy Locomotion. WOKCESTEU, Mass., July 24 — Worcester Gazette is able to give some pins nteresUng details regarding p, a ns he use of electricity instead of steam on the New Fork, New Haven & Hartford imlroad. By the chango that iTnow under way a speed of 75 miles an how will v, 0 assured from " • Clark of steam, to prope , e o What th« Uoverument U Dolor tot "":| Farmer. Among the important acts of Coupes J touching the welfare of the former wj.f those which provide for the establi«nae» | of institutions of learning which are i" jrive special attention to agriculture, an the sciences related to it; for the mainW j ance of agricultural uxpeirment static"!'1 which are devoted to the scientific investi-1 gation of agricultural problems; and W > the elevation of the United States Department of Agriculture to a cabinet depart" ment. These three educational ag the colleges, the stations, and the De ment, are the most important ones no,. . work for the betterment of agricultural J matters, for nothing can benefit tw, farmer so much as a knowlsdgeof the W methods of farming for the region in ffpWK he may live. Friend—Well, the hanging [commit^ accepted your picture. ,, ont Artist—Eh? Wha~? I haven't neat any picture. My picture 'A Foggy. Mowing' was to b« sent, but the stupid man made a mistake. What did he take?" "An old frame with a piece of «P canvas in it." _ ,_.-j "Well, they took it anyhow. Tou »« J t's an impressionist exhibition.-*"""] York Weekly, Alth ough the United States is » JOBseseiDg immense timber tractt pears tbat it imported wood W . •roducts to the value of 121,772,182 « 'eft? ending June 80,1891} «»«, ame time exported similar &nioi«s value of W^saoW.'-JWBbujff Cfe- Teiegrapt.