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V TM1 UPPE M01NES! IOWA, WEftNlrHgDAY, SJBPT£MBER J2?» 1893. CAREFULLY SELECTED NEWS OF CURRENT EVENTS. Happenings of Interest to Our Readers—National News Casualty and Crime—Foreljm. —Dave Ferris, on trial at Creston for the killing of Thos. Reyaolds, was found guilty of murder in the second degree. —Cholera has again appeared in Hamburg, Germany, and a dispatch from The Hague announces that its presence in that city has been discovered. —The weighing of gold bullion in one of the reserve vaults of the Philadelphia mint shows a shortage of 8105,000 worth. The rault was sealed in 3887 and the seals show that the door had not been opened. If there iias boon an abstraction it must have l>een through a breach in the walls. —The centennial anniversary of the laying of the corner stone of 'the national capitol was comrnorated at Washington on the IHth by appropriate exercises, in which the president, members of the cabinet, supreme judges, members of both houses of congress, and othe< dignitaries participated. —The Big Four .express ont-of Chicago left that city in two sections. The first section stopped for water just around a curve. The second crashed into the rear of the first at a high rate of speed. A dozen persons were killed and a large number injured. The accident is said to be the fault of the engineer of the second section. —Dispatches announce the repeated bombardment of Rio Janiero. Ft. Nich} elroy was compelled to surrender, and the garrison and civil guards joined the insurgentF, who have received large additions to the lleet. The president and government were driven out of the city, and at last accounts were encamped with loyal troops at Santa Anna, twelve miles from Rio. —Advices from Buenos Ayres say: The insurgent fleet in the bay oi Rio Janeiro numbers thirty vessels. The garrisons in all the forts m the bay, except Santa Cruz, have declared n favor of the revolution. Santa Cruz is out of ammunition and provisions. Several vessels of the insurgent fieet have passed out of the bay going to blockade Santos and other southern ports. —At Roanoke, Va,, a negro murdered an old market woman, for less than 82. He was placed in jail, defended by the Roanoke light infantry. The mob attacked the jail and began shooting, the mayor receiving a shot in the foot The militia returned the fire, killing nine and wounding a score or more. In the excitement the officers removed the negro to a place of safety. y. —The pope has sent a letter to Satolli in which ho treats Amorican religious questions and expresses satisfaction at the union of the American clergy through the efforts of Satolli. Owing to the renewed pressure by the Italian government the question of the removal of the pope to some other point is again agitated. Application for an asylum for the pope has already been made to Spain. —Some one set fire to the barn of A. Dargoval, a prominent mine owner of Centerville. There were three horses in tho barn at tho time and Mr. Dar- goval's daughter, Mary, who was alone at the lime, in h'er efforts to rescue them from the burning building, received such burns that death resulted on the following day. The firo is said to have been ono of a series of incendiary acts in that locality. —The latest advices from Brazil arc to tho effect that Admiral Demcllos has sent an ultimatum to tho authorities at Rio Janeiro announcing his intention of thoroughly bombarding the city unless it promptly Mil-renders. Reports seem to bo very conllieting and no accurate information can bo received from tho besieged city. However, it is behoved that tho insurgents hold tho upper hand in the fight. —Two burglars, ono of whom had recently boon wounded in tho log by Mrs. C. \V. Nicodemus, of Newton, Jvas./wont to her house a few nights ago, and finding her alone, sei/.ed her, tied and gagged her, and poured coal oil over her clothing. Just as the wretches wore about to apply a match Nioode- mus returned homo and the men lied. They told the woman that they were determined to bo revenged for hro shot. — Careful estimates show that rush into tho Cherokee strip from rious principal points at noon on 10th was us follows: From Arkansas City, Si,000 by train, :.':.\UO!) by other conveyances; from Caldwell, Kansas, 10,000; from Orlando, Oklahoma,- :>r>,- 000: from Stillwator, Oklahoma, 10,000; from Heiinossey, Oklahoma, h',000; ^rom other points, 1:3,000, making in all a total of !i:.,<)0(). There was no disorder whatever accompanying tho riuh. —A dispatch from lirunswick, (Ja., dated tho mil, says: At 10 o'clock last night, there \\-cro t-.vonly of ye! low fovoi- under treatment, eleven of which developed ye.slerdav. Tho 'iiso was d'.--,<-riUed as euidoinio by board of lic-.lllh yesterday ami the t ha;-, been the flight u |' terrlllcit hayiiib'n "li directions, only to lie. met tliai s '"' : "'"" quarantine! on every custom' !'.• i!iU':vi-|,tod <,,-, t j. tho vu- the ,ivt may hoping > patrouuge. root', HADLE & SO, ; Vigorously io K.'/jp Uul ehy. —The limited express on the Wxbash railway from Detroit to Chicago was wrecked at King-sbttry, Ind., through the carelessness of a brakesman. The train was in two sections and when the first had passed the freight whicl stood on the switch, the brakesman turned the switch, throwing the second section into the freight. Tho engines were demolished and both trains were badly wrecked; and when order was brought out of chaos it was found that txvelve persons had been killed anil more than a score injured. Among the former number was J. D. Roundy of La Moille, Iowa. His wife was 111- jureu. —Late advices from Roanoke. Va., where the negro murderer was protected by the militia and nine persons killed and a large number wounded, state that the mob finally captured the murderer and dragged him to death, and then in the presence of thousands of excited people on the river bank, thoy incinerated his remains. At one time the mob threatened to bury the negro m Mayor Trout's yard. Owing to the bitter feeling and threats against the mayor and Captain Bird of the militia they left town. Excitement is running high and trouble is feared. —Sam Points, a horseman, shot Charlie Graves, a nepro gambler, from Mystic, killing him instantly, at the fair grounds at Centerville. They had been fighting over a crap game in which Points was worsted, whereupon he went to his stable, returned with a pistol and shot Graves with the above result. Points is a notorious Missouri desperado and carries already five bullets in his body. He is confined in the county jail, which is defended by an armed pnsse, as the negroes are assembling from the many mining camps thereabouts with the intention of lynching Points. —Three men attempted to hold up an express train near Centralia, 111. Climbing over the tender, they ordered the engineer to stop the train, but the engineer and fireman fired upon the robbers. The bandits returned the fire wounding both trainmen. They then attacked the express car, but the messenger and conductor entrenched themselves behind a barricade and defended themselves with bullets. An ex-brakeman came to their aid with a shotgun and wounded one of the robbers, when they fled. Later all three were captured. One of them claims to be D. L. Jones, and says he has a father and twc brothers at Oxford Mills, Iowa. —President Cleveland has nominated William Butler Hornblower of New York to be associate justice of the United States supreme court, vice Samuel Blatehford, deceased. Mr. Hornblower was born in Patterson, N. ,T., forty-two years ago. He is the sou of the Rev. Dr. William Hornblower, of the theological seminary of Allegheny, Pa. His early education was received in good preparatory schools and when his time for a college course came he was sent to Princeton. The new justice is a graduate of that university in the class of '71. After graduating" the young man went into the study of law. He read for the profession in New York and was admitted to the bar in 1875. —Kansas and Oklahoma were swept on the 18th by a very hot wind. The sky was obscured by clouds most of the day, but the temperature rose to 95 degrees in Kansas City, and in various points in Kansas the thermometer recorded as high as 07 and 98 degrees. The late corn, already damaged by the long drouth, has been badly burned and all vegetables parched to a crisp. The wind reached a velocity varying in localities from thirty-five to forty miles an hour. In the cites and f towns slight damage is reported. The retreat from tho Cherokee strip is still in full force. Each train which pulls into the Kansas City union depot from the southwest brings hundreds of disconsolate boomers. One and all toll the same story of mismanagement of the registration booths and the mad race for land on opening day. The tale is a severe reflection on the government's management of the opening of the strip. —There wore at least ten men to every claim on tho Cherokee strip. As a consequence there will bo contests without number and there an; reports that several murders wore committed on account of them. The deaths by pi-nine tiros are reported to bo numerous. The strip was again visited by hot winds on tho Monday following the opening-. Tho wind reached a velocity of thirty-six miles an hour. It was laden with intense heal and sand, and made life a burden. It caused a rapid spread of tlu- prairie Ores, and reports of loss of lite in the flames are expected to be numerous. Nearly every town site in the strip has a rival En'id, ono of tho official county scats on tho Rock island road, has a rival with the same name two miles south of it. Tho government refused to locate the site at the Rock Island .station bejauso tho Indian allotments wore taken adjoining it. Now tho i;,.,,:k J,land refuses to stop trains at the government site and is doing all ii, can to aid the rival town. The government town of Perry is also being ignored by tho Santa Fe. ^ — Anollicial dispatch from Dai-res- Salasm, (near Xnnibur), part of the (id-man Mast Africa, .says the strong- hoi.1 of tl- lt . \Vahrhc-j in IVoyo was stormed |,y the- (iennan colonuu Lieut, l-'liesiiach was hilled and Itii.'htoi- wounded. --The dry .-,,„!] v ,-as l-n.l;en Paul by a I'unr-us Ihnnder sun eo!iin:::)ied by Heavy rain. ,:i down-:,,,,;,- ,,|- j,, u | Dun,-; Murm two people, p-erc k-M.od bv ning while .s-1 ting i u Uu: 1 UJU .,, ; ." damage WH.M dwnu by hail. THE EXTRA SESSION; SENATK—Washington, Kept. 16.—Vbor- hees asked unanimous consmt that the general debate close on the 25th, amendments to be debated till the 2Tth under the five minute rule, but Teller objected. Allison addressed the senate. He favored the coinage ot every dollar of silver in the treasury as s-oon ns practicable; the use of tho ?«0.«JO.O<» seigniorage now in the treasury to maintain parity between the two metals. Die United States could not COE- tinue the purchase of silver without seriously endangering the standard estab lisned m 18T3, and bringing the Nation, with all its opportunities of wealth, labor and production to a silver standard. He siiid the Brussels conference made more progress respecting the solution of the silver question than was made nt all prior conferences. If the United States would undertake ths policy of restoring silver by international arrangement, it would be accomplished. HonsE—The republican filibustering continued. SEXATE—Washington, Sept. IS.—Stewart introduced an amendment to the repeal bill providing for a conference of American republics to secure the adoption of a common silver dollar. Peffer's resolution of inquiry whether legislation is necessary to prevent the interruption of inter state trams by rohbcrs was cliscus?ed at length and under consideration when scnnte adjourned. SENATE -Washington. Sept. 19.—The situation in the senate ou the repeal bill readied the crucial stnge this morning. Voorhees, leader of the repeal forces, demanded that the minority senators name the date for the final vote. Dubois, of Idaho, met the demand by p. positive declaration that the anti-repeal men would oppose the passage of the repeal bill by availing themselves of e.-ery advantage under the rules and usages of the senate. Vooihees retaliated by giving notice that he would to-morrow move for longer and more continuous sessions. So the situation in the senate appears to have resolved itself into a more question of endurance. Mills spoke in favor of unconditional repeal. HOUSE—Democrats were unable to muster their own quorum and the republicans filibustered until adjournment. SEN-ATE—Washington. Sept. -20.— George of Mississippi opposed repeal and Gray of Delaware favored it. HOUSE—By decree of the caucus all democrats were in attendance. .Republicans commenced filibustering. Committee on rules presented a report providing that no other business be in order until the reports of committee are received. Republicans objected, saying the report was not in order, but the speaker brushed aside all op- josition and after a bitter contest the report of tho committee was received anc adopted by a vote ot 1TG to 91. Committee then reported bills and house adjourned. SENATE—Washington, Sept. 21.— Pefrer utroduced a bill creating a bureau of cans similar to the bill of 1892. Platt in ;roduced his amendment to rules providing x>r cloture, and argued for its adoption. iVent over. Discussion of repeal bill con- ;umed the time until 7:15. Executive session. Adjourned. HOUSE—Committee on rules reported an order for this week's debate on the federal election laws repnal bill, then vote. Report was adopted, 179 to 8. SENATE— Washington, Sept. 22.—Allen of Nebraska introduced a free coinage bill. Mitchell of Oregon introduced one to provide two revenue cutters for the Pacific coast. Repeal bill was discussed till adjournment. Hereafter sessions will be held from 11 a. in, to Op. m. AMERICAN SKILL RECOGNIZED. CHOUfrRA CASES IN Five Bfr force. I.ion I. at St. Morai, ac- Tbon c:une Hiring' the. light- Dr, Araick's Kamc:I? Attracts the Serious Consideration of European Medlcists. NEW YoiiK, Sept. 18.—A London dispatch says: Among the subjects which were scheduled for consideration at the international medical congress callea to assemble in Eome next month, but the indefinite postponement of which has just been announced, was the treatment of the cure of consumption discovered by Dr. Amick of the United States, which is attracting great attention among the medical fraternity of England and continental countries. In its current issue a leading medical journal says that as a result of tho postponement of the congress a party of prominent physicians of England, France and Germany will leave for the United Statos the last week of September, and after a brief visU to the World's Fair will proceed to Cincinnati for the purpose cf personally interviewing the discoverer. Some of the English physicians concerned and who, like the" majority of their profession, are inclined to regard a ny new discovery hailing from the Uimed Statos as open to suspicion ot quackery, some months aero induced ono of tho largest wholesale drug houses of the metropolis to enter into correspondence with Dr. Amick with the alleged view of becoming the British agents for his modicums. Their guns were spiked, however, by the receipt last week of a letter to the ertect that lie corresponded only with registered practicing physicians and that Ins, discovery could not bo put on the imu'het for indiscriminate sale. At a meeting of tho Paris clinic of physicians last wook ono of the speakers coupled Amick's name with Pasteur's as a benefactor of the human race and paid a high tribute to tho medical profession in the United States. Drouth Kroknn at l,ast. MONMOUTH, 111., Sept. S3.—For tho past twenty-four hours it has been raining hero almost incessantly. Crooks and streams that havo been dry for months are now running. Tho rainfall is a heavy ono. The g:-nat drouth taut has boon prevalent till over this section of conn try for mouths is broken at last. GAVE UP THI£ PLUNDER. J-'ii-iT.uui I.:i I.Hit-fir llud SIHMIOO of Hits Mint-nil K:U>KO H.uily. 11 "•<•-••-••-• .Mich..' Sept. :;!.-Fireman uv<; givvii tin purl of iho the. Mi,-.era! Ifan-ns express robbery. Tho pack a go containing ;.,-'.';').I/a.) wua found in his possession ,i|!t;i.i:t. 1,a Liberty .sa.• s lie had tho ii.••_<',! li.! package too, but, that !;o:uo oi' his confederates mad-: away with it. i-.:i.!',-hi. more arre.vl.s l.c;ve. bccu made l.a ijibor "swag 1 from lor this robbery. Ti.o iilHcor.s are not . altogether cmnident of recovering the remainder of tiio money, K>eath« TestfcrdaJ Reported the Health Officer*. HAMBURG. Sept. £0.—The health officers of this city admitted to-day that there have been twelve cases of cholera since the 15th of the month. From other sources it is learned that from the 15th to date nine suspected cases of cholera have been reported to the health officials ana that they now mitthat all of them after bacteriological examination turned out to be Asiatic cholera. Five of these cases proved fatal to-day, and there have been, in addition, three further cases from cholera. Four deaths have occurred in the suburb of St George and one in St. Paul. Cases of illness are scattered through various parts of the city. The authorities are taking energetic measures to prevent a spread of the disease. The people of this city were greatly surprised and alarmed at the news that there had been a number of cases of cholera here. There was no suspicion of the existence of the disease in the city until the ofDcial announcement was made last night. The general health of tho «ity is declared to be good, although Ja'tely the number of cases of diarrhoea has been greater than iisual, owing to the large con- sumntion of cheap fruit. REMOVE THE HONORED DEAD. Remains of Ei-Fresldent Folk and Wife Kelnterrctl at Nashville. NASHVILLE. Tenn., t-'ept. 21.—With simple but solemn ceremonies the remains of J. Knox Polk, tenth President of the United States, and those of his wife, Mrs. Sarah Childres Polk, •were to-day removed from the tomb at Polk place, the old family residence in this city, to a picturesque spot in the state capitol grounds and there reinter- red. Theservkes at Polk place and Capitol hill -were very impressive and the occasion was observed with due honor and respect by the state, the city, the church and the public. At 0 o'clock the remains were taken from the tomb on the east front of Polk place and reverently borne into the drawing- room of the historical mansion, where Rev. J. H. SlcXeiliy, D. D., pastor of Glen Leven church, made some brief remarks and offered a fervent prayer. It was in this room two years ago that Dr. MeNeilly officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Polk, who passed away at the age of SS years. !T. PAUL SOCIETY SHOCKED. Daughter of Kageiie Slohl Marries a Colored Hotel Forter. ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 22.—Social circles were given the greatest shock of the year yesterday afternoon upon the announcement that Miss Jennie Mehl, 20 years old, the pretty daughter of Eugene Mehl, until last week proprietor of the hotel Ryan, had been leg-ally married to James" Robinson, a negro, who had been employed in the hotel. The license was taken ont in Anoka county and the wedding- occurred in West St Paul, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. R. T. Hickman, the colored p'astor of the Pilgrims' Baptist mission, at the house of C. E. Wilson, a colored man living on Merriam street. The marriage return certificate is regularly made to the clerk of the District court of Anoka county, the names of four ne- groes being attached to it as witnesses. EXHIBIT IN COURT. A Form of Testimony to lie Introduced In an Important Cage. ST. Louis, Sept. 20.—The suit of the Adams Electric Railway company against the Lindel Street Railway company, which comes before Judge John F. Phillips in the United States Circuit court during the term commencing to-day is one involving the patent, right to all electric street railway motors. A great amount of testimony has been taken, mainly that of experts, the result being over 4.UOO printed pages. At the trial of the case the Adams Electric company will erect in the court-room a miniature street railway, the cars on which will be operated by the current from an electric light. LITERARY NOTES. ' CYCLING IN TOUR OF PLEASURE THE WHEEL. ON In the Lnnd of Perfect Bonds, Frctty TUlas, Good Dinners nod Hospitable People — The Wheelman's Farn- Among the interesting features of Harper's Bazar, published Sept. 83tl, will be an illustrated article on "Italian Lace and Lace-makers," by the Countess Cora Slocumb di Brazza. This lady has taken great interest in the Italian exhibit at the World's Fair. A. bright sketch entitled "The American Husband," by Mrs. Oliver Bell Unnce.will add interest to this number which will also contain a review of "The Pnnce of India," by Prof. Edwin A. Grosvenor, of Amherst College. The leading feature for Harper's Weekly for September >'3d is the first ialf of a two-part serial by Charles Egbert Craddock, entitled ''The Moon- shiners at iloho-heobee Falls." The ittractive department of Music and Drama, edited by Reginald Do Koven, s resumed; yachting- receives a duo share of attention in illustration and :oxt, and T. de Thulslrup and W. A. Rogers contribute striking tull-page inpressions of the World's Fair. THE MARKETS, DBS MOlXliS. Wheat, per bushel Jorn, per bushel ilay, prairie, per ton Jatrf, pur Im.sliol iiatter, per pound \\\] Potatoes, per bushel ~''f?gs, per dozen •iliuop, por hundred ^o.'TH, per hundred Juttln, per huiulrud CHICAGO. Wheat Aim Juts '.''.''.'.'.'''.' .33 7.UO .10 .18 .75 .10 ».F.O .14 .ir Hogs Sheoj) liiluriuil lonal liieyellng I£uct>., Sept. 80.— Tho twenty-four iour.s' inte''iiation-il bicycling race i-.n.icd night. Losna, a represent- itivc of Switzerland, waa iliu winner, covering (I'.m.r.iiH kilometers in the time nuntioiied. Tliis distance- beats the be-.-l previous t-.vonty-four hour i ee- jrd, thai of ShurtUuid of Knghmd, io rode, (JSf>,'.li;,S kilometers in tweniy- 'our hours. :-ixU-cn ricors suirted in ; race just (ini.shcd, tho number including live t-.'.iiyij.Jiunjn and ono I/any. Uiveru was second, v.'itli 0!H- OUU kilometers to hi-; credit. Paris Correspondence.! IF A L L U O O I) Ameru-ans go to Paris when they die,all good cyclists ought to go to France while they live. It is the land of perfect roads, of excellent dinners, of gay cafes. You may count upon fine sport all day, upon something more, and much better, lo eat than a chop or a steak when your machine is put up for the night, upon a far pleasanter place than the English inn coffee room to spend the hour between dinner and bedtime. All France is the cyclists' paradise. Normandy is the special corner reserved for the English wheelman's delight. It is so near and so easily reached—it comes within the possibility of an Easter or Whitsuntide holiday. It can be entered by Dieppe, the port of all others to be preferred by the man who travels with his wheel. The custom house officials there are men of common sense, and this is a consideration, since the L¥-ench custom house is a strange and unaccountable institution. I do not pretend to explain the exact law that regulates the duty upon cycles, and, indeed, it matters little; an arrtxnge- ment has been made by the Cyclists' Touring club here according to which, nominally, the presentation of your member's ticket will act like a charm and admit your cycle free, but I would advise lio one to rely upon it too im- p.icitly. .My experience is that whether you are compelled to leavo a deposit or not (the deposit to be returned if you go out of the country within six months) depends wholly upon the temper of the officials with whom you come in contact on the frontier. At Calais, for example, sometimes I have beer forced to pay; sometimes I have not. But 1 think the chances are, if you remember that a Frenchman, even if he bo a customs officer, likes to be treated with common civility, and you learn enough French to be able to assure him that you are on pleasure, not on commerce bent, you will be allowed to pass at no heavier cost than a bow and a smile. However, at Dieppe you can land with an entirely easy conscience. No money will be asked of you, because it has long since I een realized that t?ie object of the visitor who arrives with a wheel is to enjoy the roads, not to injure the trade of France. Once the customs house ordeal is over, only pleasure lies before the cy clist. The real difficulty is to decide what road to take, which route to follow. The country is charming, with its stretches of woodland, its shady orchards, its lines of tall poplars, and its old chateaux and farms each enclosed in a square of trees. Tt is looking its best, perhaps, in the spring when the apple trees are in blossom. Normandy is the land of the apple, as you .know at once from the eider that is set before you at the table dhote, instead of the wine of the central and southern provinces. From Dieppe, or from Havre, to 1'ouen, you pass orchard after orchard, at their loveliest when cohered with the "flowery frost of May." On the whole, this is the journey I would recommend lo the cyclist who has never before been in Normandy, and who has but a short holiday to spend there. Outside of Dieppe there are hills, but they are not very terrible, and for every climb t -ere is a coast. They give the touch of variety which the cyclist loves and the peasant cannot understand. It is an easy day's run from Dieppe to Rouen, and you stop to lunch at the village of Totes, where thero is an inn with a most marvelous old kitchen; the landlady may overcharge you but tho rafters and h'replace and the brass and copper hung walls are worth a littlo extra. Than Kouen there are few finer towns in France; if you cycle into it from the north, true your first impress on is of an endless suburb, sti-augling on either side a badly paved street, where a Hit!o one hors; tram oiawls drearily along. Hut while the town itself, as everybody knows nowadays, has kept many of its old streets and timbered houses, it has its cathedral, KKKKIOS1I.MKNTS ON T1IK 1UJAD. its Church of St. (3 won. its Hotel Ville, and, above all, it has the Seine winding through it, an inspiration to 1'uvis di 1 . Chavanucs and many an art ,st, who has looked down upon a towered city (tin! iitoticd .stream from the great hill on Us southern outskirts.' From Rouen another day's journey will take you over the hills and by the river to Andolys, the two little villages by Ihi! Seine, to Vcrnon, and so to .Mantes, the town that 'IHuibigny on ••<; painted as he saw it in tho evening with its bo.-iut.iful church towers rising alcove the roofs against the, siuiM't. There is no prettier two days' rido to be hud, t-'e country through, than this. And luu-o, it' time, you can do ono 0? two things. '1 on can leave Nor.'iunidv al- togelhoi; indeed, at -Mantes you arc welloro- tin 1 , borderland, and vou can follow tile read to I'liri--, now 'keepiri"- by Ihe ru ei-.sido. now .leaving it i'ov , titany in!''" 5 , now wheeling- for t,o Ur i through fc'io cool forest of St. Germain' It is an unrivalled days' journey, and from Paris you can train it back to Dieppe. This is one alternative. The other is to wheel homeward from Mantes tlvough some of i] le ot j lfi] , Norman Towns ( Evrenx, Pont Aude- mer, Caudebec to Havre or Dieppe as the case may be. ' ' But the tourist with a fortnijh* or a month at his disposal must go'fStf-ther west-ward if he would learn how'inex- haustible is the province into which he hss travelled. He may skirt the coast, by llonfleur and Tronvillc and Deauville, and the many watering- places to which French fashion crowds in the summer lime. And a day would not be too much to spend in one at least—Trouville by preference—watching the gay French Hfe, the bathers in their pretty, brilliant costumes; the men and women, the children and nurses, the peasants and fishermen whom the French comic draughtsman is never tired of caricaturing. If you have ever cared for your Mars in the printed reproduction you will en-'ov him here in the original. From gay to grave you go when you leave Trouville for Caen, with its two ancient abbevs, Abbeye attx Dames and Abbeye aux Hommes; no meeting ther* in the old days of the two sexes on equal ground. Next comes liayeux, of tapestry ^ THE I'AHADISK OF CVCLEKS. fame, a place to linger in for many a pleasant hour. And then follows the most perfect portion of all this pei-fec, ionrney. If you are adventurous you may go as far north as Cherbourg.' alt ways within easy reach of tho sea- wheeling in and out of queer littla towns, long since dead or forgotten, like Valognes, for example, silent and deserted, the grass growing in its streets. Hut even if you do penetrate into this far northern region you will probably come back- by way of St. Lo and then, riding through Coutances and Granville and Avranches on the western coast, always breathing the fresh, keen sea air, you wul finally reach Mont St. Michel, the abbey crowned rock fortress rising from the waters of the bay of the same name. It is the Cornish St. Michael's Mount on a larger scale and glorified—a marvel of nature and art, of wild cliffs and stately architecture. Of late years it has become a trifle tourist haunted, perhaps, and the restorer has been at work. If you are not breaking records, as is the way with most wheelmen, you could not do better than break your journey at Mont St. Michel and spend a week, or at least two or three days, with Mme. Poulard, who will give you as clean a bedroom, as well cooked a dinner and as decent a bottle of ordinary wine as you could ask for, even it you be the most exacting of men. When I consider all these advantages, to me the only wonder is that ail cyclists do not, at every holiday season, pack their flannels, put a guide book and a good map in their pockets, get out their machines, pump up their- tires and set sail without delay for Dieppe. Impertinent Old lipaux. "The ladies at Long .Branch," says a correspondent, ''have been greatly annoyed by a number of effete beaux, who persist in parading- about the beach and staring rudely at them while bathing. The other day one of ' these old nuisances, who had neen persistently annoying a bathing party by ogling them through his eyeglass, kept up his persecution even after they had left the water and entered the dressing house, by walking backward and forward, and hemming as though to attract the ladies' attention. One of the girls, however, had provided herself with a putty blower belonging to her young brother, to be ready for an emergency, and as the old fool strutted past she took him through the door, purposely left anir, and planted a pellet right in the ancient donkey's eye. Ho started in ama-/.cinent, arid involuntarily ox- claimod, 'Oh!' at the same time clapping his hand to h;'s face. A loud peal of laughter from tho dressing- house, accompanied by another pel lot which hit him on the nose, sutlu-iently explained tho catastrophe, and the'xt orable noodle, went off crestfallen." Nicknames Tor tho UnlU'tl States "Brother Jonathan," the popular nickname of tho United Statos, arose out of the person of Jonathan Trumbull,' tho Governor of Connecticut, whom General Washington never failed to consult in cases of emergency. ' i\'e must refer tho matter to Brother Jonathan," ho was wont to exclaim, when no other officer could offer any practical suggestion; and, true enough, Brother Jonathan proved himself in every instunuu equal to tho confidence reposed in him. Another stock name for the United States is "Uncle Sam." This originated from a vulgar misconception of tho initial letters "U. S." (United Statos) for those of tho well-known sobriquet of an ofHeial whose business it was to mark thorn on all government property. Tho numerous acquaintances of this person understood thiit tho goods so marked hud passed, through the hands of Uncle Sam, and, tho joUo be omiiig- popular, it spread far and wido, until in the end it was considered far too good to allow it to drop. An l.'iiplousunt Disrovm-y. A tramp was found under a berth o -cupiod ny a lady in a sleeping coach of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad company, near Cumberland. Tho lady occupying tho berth tirst saw a pair of boots at tho place whci-o she would liavo to .stop on rising; but an investigation by '.ho porter disclosed tho fact hat '• e ,v.-<> i ci ..(, O f ;l t^auip \ve;-o in- ido ' f them. JL

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