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'HE EEDLOTO CHIEF
. C HOSMES, Publisher.
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TUB MAWEXS LAMEST.
(AVTKIl "I.OCKSI.W it.., ,
I 1 '7ne Pa-r rov,l,B 0,,,iu aown ,be vis,a r
C,,i,loV..y lai"""' fOUiL'S frm Wy firsl act
n ,1ai.1.l1taf-tWCMy b,un,,er "ad their origin
"'liSJltioArt- etCr,nin wuldKiro
"isa&issa. pictures ntat,y
, Hut this kind of decoration speedily went out
jo I turned mo round and -minted daisies on
a sky-blue tile.
TTsen a roil-es?cl stork I painted, 'mid
rushes on a panel:
c.t I made a lovely Mudy of some ci
worked on llannel.
riico:ivent!nj.il and worthies" were these
efforts, saiil the croakers
JO I did ome .-orwous si:iiliiwers, just as
straight and stiff as pokers.
Then we rirls all took to sketching, in a way
oil-hand and ea-v,
f ith strunire streaks and freaks of color; this
we called "su Japanesey."
1 have eteli.l" a dozen dovlevs, painted four
V-overed wnli Kate Gn-enaway children menu
paatcboatds ly the stacks.
Done "drawn-work." inside jjl.bon roses,
burni-h! planter thin;.' with irilt.
.sketched papa's taee on the tia-pot, and have
made a "crazy juilt."
Then, as if thi list or objects didn't "write me
down an :is.
3 must needs, with all the others madly try to
Comrade. 1 am very weary, and my heart is
Is this jraine ..r Ait 'mu-t finished? If it isn't.
what cotnes tietr
Must I try to do woo 1-carvinjr? Must I learn
Iiark! t'.e laiiji calls me onwani. Comrades,
weari y 1 come.
7 yi. ImiitUrr, in Iloriicr's Uair.
WA.Yli'J), A WIFE.
Jack Hornby, of Urazonfaoe College,
Oxford, had .'u-.tiiui-hcd hi uual nitcr-breakfa-t
pipe, on the lat day of the
summer term, lss.i, when his attention
vvas arrested by a sharp nip at his door,
immediately followed !y the entrance,
of the well-drt"-cd person of his college
"Come along in,'" said Hornby, "and
light voursclf a pipe."
"No. thank ye, can't stop," replied
idcthven, "as 1 have a lot to do this
morning: but I thought I would just
run across a in I tell
vou a nit ot news. 1
have just arranged a glorious hoax, at
the expense. I need hardly say, of old
Crofton. He has become too cute laie-
ly to be caught by our old time-honored
jokes, and so I have arranged the fol-
lowing plan: A week ago 1 inserted m
the agony column of the Morning A1
vcrtist r a glowing matrimonial adver
tisement, in which I stated that the ad
vertier, who was handsome, r.ch and
.nil that sort of thing, desired to meet
a pretty and accomplished girl
a view to matrimony. All appli-
-cants were to send their photographs;
the renlies to be sent to II. C. No. 1."1
4St. Giles", Oxford -that's the house
where my scout lives, and 0. of course.
3 told him to bring me any letters thus
.addressed. I got no reply ior a day or
.so. but four d:ns ago 1 received a letter
from a certain damsel, who described
lierselt as young, handsome and accom--plislh'd.
inelo-ed me the photograph of
a very pretty girl, ended by asking
me when and where I should meet her
in town, and signed herself Miss L. Ber
'tiard, Piccadilly Circus Post-oHice: she
tils expressed a tiesire to have the ad
vertiser's photograph, so I promptly
sent her that of old Crofton. which he
had lately given me. and said I would
-write o-night when and where I should
aneet her: so :uv scheme is. to somehow
induce 'rfton to meet this jxirl she
will of course recognize him by the
photograph I have sent, will probably
tii1i into ii:s arms, im; Kamraroo win
I Ilulf II. S l.lls. iu.; rv.i.ii..4.' ...it
itterlv overp weretl. and there will
an interesting denouement. Now.
Ilornbv, don't ou think that a mag-
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No, indeed. 1 don't." said Hornby: ;
I think it is an infernal shame: and. (
-what's more. I have half a mind to go
and tell the kangaroo of the hoax."
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'J1. COIIlC. IIOH. S.l.ll .ui-ui t CM, 1
"voifd nexcr do that. Jack, I know,
Well! I can't stav any longer, so good-
bye for the present."
There is not the ver
jrv slightest iouot
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that, if the fates had not intervened,
Hornby would hare gone straight to
Crofton and warned bun of the impend-
in" hoax, and this story
have been written: but. as it happened,
po sooner bail Methven gone out of
Hornbv's rooms than in rushed the Sec
retary "of the College Cricket Club iu a
Uite'of breathless anxiety: there was a
match at 17..30: it was now eleven
-o'clock, and he could get together only
-eight men. So Hornby was promptly
enlisted, and by the time the match was
over Methven and his scheme had en
tirely faded from his not too retentive
memory. Methven. in the meantime,
liad gone straight to Crofton's rooms.
.Now, this Crofton. who was about to
fall a victim to Mcthven's wiles, was
the son of a large Australian sheep
farmer, and had come up to Brazen
face the previous October. Like most
colonists who have not been to school
in Kuginnd, he w:is very simple and un
sophisticatcd: and though the kangaroo,
4is he was .generally called, was very
popular, he was constantly being made
the victim of small practical jokes, most
it which were originated by Methven,
-who was the professional hoaxer of
Brazenfaee. He always forgave them
heartily, and joined in the laugh him
ielf. However, his one year's resi
dence in college had opened his eyes a
little, and being naturally anything but
a fool, his friends found it not quite so
easv to take him in now. :is it used to
iie." and several attempts having latoly
-f ailed. Methven. to sii-tain his dwin
dling reputation as a joker, had con
cocted the plan he had just disclosed to
Hornby. He found the genial giant
busily packing his traps ready for going
down the net day. After chatting a
iioment or two the tempter began:
"As you' re going to town to-morrow.
promised to meet a girl, a cousin of
mine, to-morrow. Wo each hail pot
an order for tlio House of Commons,
and I was to have escorted her, and as
! we meant to have a little lunch together
it Lucas oeforc we went in. we had ar-
ranged to meet at a quarter past two at '
the Westminster Bridire landing nier.
mar being a place where we con un J pos-1
sibly miss e:vch other. Now, as bail luck '
will have it the ilean has sent for me to
see him after collections, so that 1 can't
let the girl know, because she's away
on a visit for a day or two to some
friends, whose address I have forgotten,
and she won't return home till after
she's been to the House. Now, I don't
want the poor child to wait an hour for
me. so would you mind going there at a
quarter past two and telling her I can't
come, because of that beastly dean?
And so that you can't mistake her,
I've brought you her photograph. 15y-the-by,
her name's Miss Bernard.
Now "will this be too much trouble for
"Oh, not a bit." said Crofton, "I
shall be delighted."
"Well, remember, Westminister land
ing pier, at a quarter pat two! And
now, good-bye, and a pleaaut 'long' to
.Methven, highlv elated with the re
sult of his .-cheme. immediately wrote
a note to Miss L. Bernard that H. C
would meet her at the Westminster
Bridge pier, at a quarter past two
punctually, and that she must come up
and speak to him if she saw him first.
The next morning Crofton. having
undergone that dread ordeal called
"collections having been bullied
mir nier ami arnveit mere wiinm a
minute or two of the appointed time.
There were but few people on it when
he arrived, and certainly no one re
.cmbling in the slightest degree the
photograph of Mr. Methven s cousin,
lie looked up and down, but no -there
was mh one young lady there, and she
wasn't in the le2-t like the photograph.
She was standing eloe to the ticket
ofiice. bidding the hand of a little boy
f ten or so and she seemed to watch
Crofton with an amused smile as lie im
patiently walked up and down, looking
now at her watch ami now at the Parlia
ment clojk tower. The little boy. get
tine; tired of waiting, had slipped away
under the protecting chains around the
side and bean to play with a little dog
that was vajniclv roaming about, i.'m
oiimr lad v did not miss him, and when
Crofton happened to turn he saw tho
child, m trying to avoid a sudden uouuu
oi th" dog. stumble and fall over the
pier into the river. The child yelled,
the rrl shrieked, and the dog barked
i for svninath. but ( rolton, wito fortun
j ately had plenty of presence of mind
' and was a good strong swnnnicr. dived
J quietly into the water, caught up the
' child in a couple of strokes, and in a
very short tune bad restored his drip
ping burden to the voung ladv. Mio
w: o: course inn.i graienu io nun ior
having saved the life of her little
brother (for so the child turned out to
be), and as Crofton put them into a
! cab, she a-ked him to call on them at
home and give her parents an oppor-
iimity of personally thanking hnw.
' Crofton at lirst pooh-poohed the idea
I of being thus made a hero of. but there j
was a incasing look in her pretty eyes
which quite overcame his scruples;
and, having as crtained tlia her father
was a Mr. West, mil lived at No. l.'H
Cavend.sh Square, he promised to call
there the tollowiug aiternoon. And,
as there was still no sign of Miss Ber
nard, and as he was dripping wet. he
hailed a passing cab and returned to his
The next day according to his prom
ise, he called at No. Kill Cavendish
squate, and was received most kindly
nv .niss uesi. ins acquaintance oi vo--
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Jenl-iv- -mil her mother. :i;i old bidw
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ing saved dear Bertie's life.who, she
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ml.teil. u-.-is none the worse tor the
J ducking, und was at that moment in
bet!, with a mustard plaster on his
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jirobably thinking the drowning would
j have been infinitely preferable to tho
Of course Crofton was invited to stav
to dinner, so as to meet Mr. West, who
did not return from business till after
six. About that time he arrived, and a
line cheery fellow he was. and right
heartily did he welcome his new ac-
quaint.-iiicc. After dinner, as he and
Harrv were discussing
a nouie oi oi
out from the
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port. Mr. West found
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. simpie-iiearied ieitow mat ne was a
i native ot Australia, and thai, though
lie was happy enough during tenn-
time with bis college chums, he found
it very dull during vacation, naving
but few relations and friends in the old
country; am! so Mr. West, liking the
honest, manly lad, and feeling, of
course, intense! grateful io him for
having saved his child from
drowning, invited him to spend
a month with him at his shoot
ing-lodge in Scotland,
passionately devoted to
at the oner; and so it
that lie should go up
to Mr. West's
shooting lodge, in Cromarty, on the
1 1 tli of August. To this day lie swears
that the month lie spent at "lJalbriggan
Lodge was the happiest time of his life
good sport, nice men in the hou.se,
and. ah! far best of all, the society of
Lilian West. At tirst T struck him
that she looked upon him for some rea
son or other as rather a puppy, which
considerably surprised him, for what
ever Iiis faults might be, conceit was
certainly not one of them. But as Unie
went ou, ami she had plenty of oppor
tunity of seeing what a modest sterling
fellow he was (besides being the best
shot of the party) the feeling seemed to
p:iss away, and soon gave place 1 1 a
sincere regard. Sunday afternoon
rambles thiotigh the heather, co.y chats
in the gloaming after dinner, lessons in
the mysteries of "gobang" and chess,
have brought together less susceptible
hearts than those of Harry Crotton and
Lilian Wet, and the day before he was
returning to England he plucked up
courage, propo-ed. and to his delight.
w:is accepted. The next morning, how
i ever, just before starting home, Lilian
came up to him and said:
"Harry dear, before you go I want
you to forgive me for the silly joke I
I want vou to do me a little favor.
alternalely by the principal, the dean I d (o . inrci.tilia. mv lelu.r from the :ire white and black the hair thick and
and ti.e senior tutor, hurried oil to the j iostoll.co a p; jfllv clrcus ailli bushv. and the tail long, bushy and
station and just managed to catch the. . (rnh)r mvelf , a nc.t'itj(ms nanie. "W crling up at the end. At times thev
mid-day express to town. On hw '-1 al;o Sl?nt J10 piRto.,rah of a pretty lit-I are verv quiet, at others very -avage.
rival, Jrtivingliis trap, at a hotel he j nyyd ,;-, .ln), next d re Thev anj lriven onm:irly ,1VC in ,.
rushed oil toWestminsterl.iidgeland- , , ll,llJ.oirr.ll,h an,i ietter Vou ber. but often nianv more, before sleds.
played 3-011 about that advertisement"
4 Advertisement: saiu lie. "wiiatau
vertisement?" Why the one. of course, you put in
the Morning Advertiser."
Crofton looked very mystified, anil
again shook his head.
Oh, come now, Harry." replied
Lilian. " it is not a bit t ue vour trv
mg :, deceive me; do you mean to say
-,oU didn't put the advertisement in the
Mormmj Advertiser? ami so saying,
she drew from her card-case a small
cutting and handed it to
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It ran :is follows :
Wotki Wirti The advertiser, who is
strikingly handsome, very accomplished, und
extremely rich, wishes to meet with a j'uiinv
lady with a. view to matrimony. She uiu-t be
;tihm1 looking, amiable and accomplished. A
plicani imi't forward their photograph and
addre-s. II. .. 131 sr. tales', Oxford.
Never saw it before in my life,"
" And you never wrote this?" con
tinued Miss West, handing the last let
ter from.IL V. to Miss L. Bernard, ap
pointing the place and time of uiectiu".
" Most certainly not, it's not a bit
like my handwriting. Couldn't write
so well if I tried lor a month."'
Well, Harry, you must at least own
that this your photograph."
" Good gracious, yes'."' replied Crof
ton; " that's mine, sure enough; but
who on earth could have sent it, and
whv to vou of all people!''
"Oh," said Lilian. "I'm afraid you
will think me verv silly, but when I
! read that adver.isemcnt I longed, I sim
ply j-earned lor I'm very curious, Har
tv. as vou" 11 soon timl out to see in the
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I1CSI1 l lie Human living nnu iiii u'-; .
consummately conceited as to frame an
idvertiseiaenl like that: anil so i rc-
have itist seen, bo, with liertie as my i
(companion, feeling sure that the adver-t
I User couldn't pos-iby mistake me for .
I the or'giml of Parker's photograph, 1
i went to the Westminster landing pier at
'he appointed time. Imagine my de-I
, ii"ht. then, when 1 saw you.thu original
or the photograph, stalking up and
down the pierf apparently awaiting the j
faithless dam-el. !ut. Harry, dear, if j
vou did not go to meet me, why in the !
"world did von ro to the oier'at that !
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"I went on a commission," said he.
"for a college friend of mine, named
What! Mr. Methven, of ISra.en
face!" said she.
"Why, yes: is he a friend of yonrs?"
Oh," 1 only met him when staying in
the country last Christmas: and 1 think,
llarrv, he liked me better than I did
"Well,"' continued Crofton. "I went
there to meet a cou.vn of his, and to
give her a message irom nun. out i
have a shrewd idea this is one of his
practical jokes he is always playing '
'But, tell me, how were you to know
this young lady. Harry?" said Lilian.
"He showed me a photograph by
which I was to rccugni.e her. '
"Was it that of a pretty girl with a
large hat and leather, with a fan in her
hand?" said Lilian with a smile.
"The verv same," said Crofton.
"Then, Harry, you are quite riht. it
was a nra.-tieal pike, for that was 1 :r-
ker's photograph which 1 sent to the
invsterious Mr. H. C. And now, lhirrv
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of use getting angry
about it. for we were both sold' a little,
and it lias ended very happily for you
and me: and so we will make a promise
not to chall' one another in the future
or the parts we have each played in the
strange little 'Comedy of Krrors."
I need hardly say Crofton sealed the
bargain with akis
Vhen Harry next returned to Bra.en-
faoe the October term had begun. Port i
Meadow was flood-d, the elms outside
St. John's were rajiidh losing their
leaves, and the creeoer on St. Mary's
porch was in all the glorv of its autumn
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: W:l? '"nshmg his d nner, the n-mit who
waueu on the thinl-vcar table handed
nun me ioiion-ing oriel epistic. scraw.ei
on the back of the d:nuer-b:il:
Pear Kaier.iM.o-loni. io n:v rooms .lirectiy
afier "h.iil." Yours e--r. .1. lloiiNiiv.
So after "hall." Crofton went
straight to Hornby s rooms, and found
him uncorking a bottle of college port:
and over this bottle, soothed'bv the
fragrmt weed. Ham Croiton" told
Hornby the story of h s love, the whole
tale how it had happened, and what a
very lucky dog he was. 'He had just
finished his narrative, when a knock
came at the door and in walked Meth
ven, just arrived.
How d'ye do. Jack? Ilillo. Kanga
roo. how are vou, old e"ap?' he began.
lnt, somehow, the look on Crofton's
face .Vet liven had never seen before,
and what s more, didn't like it.
However, lie continued, "well, did
you meet my cousin, eh? Come, come,
old chap, you must really forgive me:
it was a beastly shame. 1 own."
'Now, look here," said Crofton.
quietly and there was an ugly look in
his eyes, and a firmness in his jaw that
iuauo .vieuiven unconsciously creep
near the door -"I don't want to have a
row with any man, much less in Jack
Hornby's rooms. But I tell you plain
ly. I think it was awfully low of vou to
take advantage of my good-nature in
the way you did I strongly advise you
for the future, if you like a whole skin,
not to try the game on again. I may
te'l yon, your scheme entire!- failed.
and it s entire.y through your atttempt
at a hoax I have become engaged to the
nicest little girl in England."'
Really." said Methven with a sneer,
"then 1 think the least you can do is to
introduce ns. as s,c ma- possibly like
pniTfiTeit fii tin
10 maice the acquaint
ke the acquaintance of the uncoa-
; author of her happiness.
scions author of her Iiappin
" Perhaps she might.' replied Crof
ton. quietly, "if she hadn't unfortu
nately made it before. Cood-night,
Jack."' and so saving he left the room,
"There Methven.' sad Hornby. 1
knew quite well sonic nnv would "come
of this hoax of yours."
" Well, tell nie what happened. Jack,
if vou know."
Thereupon Hornby told the whole
story, fom begi.ining to end; when he
bad finished. Methven said:
"I wonder who the girl was, and
when and where she met me."
-Oi course I can't tell you the lat-
te-." sdd Hornby, as he walked up to
the chimucy-piece to refill his pipe. jbut
her name, if I remember rightly, is Mist
Hornby heard a sharp groan, and on
looking around saw Methven as white
I as a sheet, with his head buried in his
"Good God, man, what's up?" e-'od
; "Oh Jack." said Methven, "that's
the very girl I loved myself. I met her
l hist Christmas in the country, and I
would have sold my verv soul for her:
And now." he continued, with a sob.
"and now slut's lost forever." With
these words he walked out, leaving
Hornby to ponder deeply on the strange
irony of fate.
Two years have rolled on, Lilian West
is now the wife of Henry Crofton, 11. A.,
of Brazenfaee College, Oxford. And
Methven has long since come to the
conclusion that there safer modes oi
playing practical jokes on one s friend
than by inserting in the papers fictitious
matrimonial advertisements. J. lian
dal, in Time.
When at Fort Albany we saw several
Esquimau dogs, a species of canine un
known in civilized communities. These
dogs are very large, larger than out
Newfoundland, and much stronger
when in condition. Their strength,
however, varies. In the winter, when
they are well led for driving, thev are
, much stouter and stronger tnan in sum
mer, when they are poorly fed, without
exercise and languid from the heat,
which is very telling upon them, as
their native climate far to the north is
invariably severe. Their colors are
white and yellow while impure breed
one, invariably a lemalo leading,
for the othe'rs will follow her
more readilv. Each dog litis a
eparate rem, which is held; by the
driver, who has also a great long whip
made of sealskin, plaited as ordinary
whips, but with the heavy part of the
lash about the thicKness ot a man s
wrist- The lash is from six to nine
fathoms long, and the handle made
of wood from a foot to a foot and
a-half iu length. When a dog is not
drawing properly or misbehaving in
any wa he or she is drawn by his sepa
rate rein out of the rest of the pack to
receive chastisement with, the whip,
and so well do they know what is com
ing that just as soon as the rein is pu'led
the victim begins elping and strug
gling to correct his or her ways befoie
tiie whip comes thuudering along.
Great skill is required in the use ot
tiiese whips, for if not properly handled
I the great heavy lash cracks around the
, manipulator's body and legs, intlic.ting
verv paiulul and sometimes severe
wounds. But in the hands of a person
skilled in the use of them these whips
can be used with great precesion and
c licet, sometimes completely cutting a
ery remarkable stories are told
about tin; manner in which the Esqui
maux handle their whips, but are, I
imagine, slightly exaggerated. It is
said that they- have frequently attacked
and killed white bears, the most foro-
, m ,. , i i
"J,1S aiiimais in me tiuum ui .khiu-s
i5:l.v' w,u :l k,lltlJ -inched to the em
"? a whip. One ot our party " tried
hi hand" with one oi these oog
l whips, and succeeded in punishing his
i legs rather severely, while a Hudson
Bay company's olliccr used it with a.
I much ease and precision as a horseman
would have used an ordinary whip.
; Some Esquimaux dogs at Fort Alba.iy
! had to be tied a long distance apart
i with long chains while who u fish were
! thrown to them, which they'd devout
! r.-ifli i ciitltl.. fillers lvliif.li W'l tc!fitltil.
ing. lest iii their greed they'd turn
I upon each other. They are ,uite un-
manageable when they get on the track
! of a deer, and no person can cheek
uo hill and down dale." over ice
and snow, and through bush, with the
sled h hind them iu pursuit of their
prey. rdinarily. they mak- about
sixty n"Ie-a ihn, and very peasant!
: and eonitori!
, t-'ies. liortli'-
, blankets am
tixl co:u:ortamv doe., a man navel in
i regions wrapped up in
I furs upon a dog-sled.
Cor. Tvrontu Uiobc.
Don't Mention It.
"It is only a litflo matter, sir. hut l
thought it might interest your readers
to know that l am tlieinveiitorof a new
electrical motor, that 1 have the model
at my shop and will sell a half interest
cheap. You might say in your paper
thfit f will sell tho re:it wonder of the
..x,rC for -1U,00I, half cash, halt stock.
' 1;"-the wav, too, our society gives a
j concert Friday evening grand affair,
. :ld j,ri,.e of tickets only thirty-live
t.ents. You'd better mention that. 1
,ave just painted mv house and put it
1 thorough repair, and now oiler it for
, saic. at a bargain. Will sell the Iiouse-
I hold effects entire with it. My wife lost
! a gold bracelet, one of a pair, between
...... .. ..... ...
1 the post-otlice and our residence.
J here, 1 have given items ot deep inlcr-
est to your readers, and I will see what
1 can do for you each week. 1 do not
expect pay for my items, only if you
can send the miner a vear it would be
i highlv acceptable. Of course that is a
trhie you can do as little as Unit. My
' daughter Sally is going to Chicago sooii.
' and if you can get a pass through to
' San Francisco for her she might take
I the trip. I will come in next week and
' iri-i viii
give you all the items I can think of."
Such were the rattling remarks which
fell on our cars as we had reached the
middle of our leader on "The Tariff."'
The man was so pleasant and comic-
j scend ng in manner and tone that we
i thanked him for the information. It
never bothers an editor when such val
uable information can be obtained at
so slight cost. "Don't mention the
thanks, Mr. Editor: only remember the
the pass. He bowed, we
1 the door closed on the plii-
I lanturopist." hxenunuc.
j i f j. Appleton, who died recently.
' once advertised a line horse for sale
"for no ther reason than that his
; owner wishes to leave Boston." Tim
. inner facts were that the horse . alway
j refused to go over a bridge, and tht it
was impossible to get out of Boston
i without going over a bridge. Boston
rhat Mysterloua Appropriation Frnd
ulent Land Claim A New 1'aclltc Kali
road. Washi-voton', June 17. Secretary Fre
linichuysen has communicated with Governor
"Jiirtin, Chairman of the House Foreign Af
fairs Committee, concerning the mysterious
Senate amendment to the Consular and Dip
lomatic Appropriation bill, appropriating
S250.000 to carry out the provisions of the
Neutrality act, and an arraneeinent has
been made by Curtin and lJandall for a
joint session of the House Foretell Atfairs
.nd Appropriation Committees to be held
Wednesday morning, to consider what
action should be taken in the matter by the
House. The question to be discussed is
whether the finding of the appropriation
was a proper one; whether they shoula
simply recommend concurrence in the House
calling upon the Secretary of SUte for all
eorresiMjiidence relating to the matter and
sive it to the public that they may under
stand the transaction. It is thought the
latter course will be followed.
K1U.UOULKXT CLAIMS OX POKMOS GOV
KUNMKXTS. The bill introduced by Mr. Dcuster to pre
vent and punish the prosecution under the
protection of the United States of fraudu
lent claims against foreign governments,
provides a penalty of a tine and imprison
ment similar to that prescribed by the re
vised statutes for makim; and presenting
fraudulent claims against the United States.
It also authorizes the President in case it
shall appear to him a claim which has been
allowed is based upon fraud to withhold the
payment of the proceeds and return the
same to the Government from which it has
been collected, unless the claimant shall
either remove the suspicion of fraud or
ronsent to recall the claim. The bill is in
tended to avoid dilliculties such as have
arisen through claims against Venezuela and
Mexico and to prevent future speculation iu
A NKW PACIFIC r.AII.i:o.I).
A good ileal of interest is now felt among
Iowa. Wisconsin. Minnesota and Nebraska
people here regarding the action on the bill
authorising the construction of a road from
west of the one hundredth meridian, which
bill was pending when the House ad
journed Saturday. It is understood that
the opponents of the bill will tight on the
various special orders now jieudiii!;. and
.niav defeat it. Should the bill become a
law it is understood that the company stand?
readv at once to liegin the construction of the
road" which will place moux City. St. Paul
and Minneapolis some two hundred milct
nearer the Pacific Coast than now.
The Weekly Clerlnc House Itcporta
Nf-Tvmi FrelitiK in wr Orleaiu Cn-easim-iet
UostuS, June IT. The following table,
ompiled from the reix-rts of twenty-six
leading clearing houses of the United States.
hes the d.-Jirances for the week ended
June 7. together with percentage of increase
uid decrease compared with the correspond
ing week a year ago:
New l irli ans
. . I.V7
.K2I.4S1 56.17 ....
l,7?.i71l... . 111.3
.'.-.::s.i7i 40.0.. :
1Ai7.3is! ls.l ....
'M.Ui II. C
Outside of New York
NKUVors VKKI.INO IX Nl'W OUI.K.V.NS.
Nkvv Oi:i.ka.s, .June 17. The failure oi
Ciidiere, Day . Co., cotton factors, w;u
more than anything eNe caused by the nerv
ous feeling existing in financial circles here.
There are the gravest apprehension for the
:'ut me. The Iuie cotton-mill of Lehman,
Ahraii'S fc Co., ami the i-iouisiuna cotton
mill, near the barracks, have stopped work,
and next week the Maiinnis mill will quit,
thus ihrowing some lit teen hundred opera
tives out of employment. The new sugar
relinciy of the Wallace Company put out
their lires to-day with 17.000 barrels of sugai
on hand. It is carefully estimated that
guo.ooo barrels of sugar are held iu IiuLsi
ana for which there is no market. The to
bacco trade was badly hurt by the Carrier!
failure also, and it is probable that a num
ber of eivr factoiies will nuit work during
the coining w eek.
INI-.VSINSUS3 IX CANADA.
MoXtkkai, Qt'i., June 17. Tho Gov
ernment legal-tender business is still ai
tatim; banking and commercial circles here,
and creating a feeling of uneasiness, and a
the situation is lieimr cabled to London it h
feared that it may have an unfavorable he
lluenee there upon the success of the (!ov
eniiiieiit loan. It i:-. re-iorted that the Gov
ernment had given the banks notice that
they require Government deposits now iu
their hands for purchasing gold. These de
posits, payable on demand, at the end of
April amounted to S:!.Tii,172.
Divorced From Her Stp-Fathur.
Mu.WAL'KKi, June 17. A divorce in a
stranse case was granted by Judge Mann in
the County court bday.The -case was
that of Louisa Biischuau against Martin
liusKlniau. The plaintiff alleged that
she was married to the defendant
June 12, 1SS0, by Justice Liver. One
child, a girl about "three years old, has been
bom to them. The plaintiff is twenty-one
years old. and the defendant fifty-five years
of age. The sensational feature of the case
was not contained in the pleadings, how
ever, and quite a commotion was caused in
the court room when the plaintiff, herself a
comely young woman, with handsome brown
eyes and a face that wore traces of care
and ill usage, took the stand, and testilied
that the defendant, her husband, was also
her step-father. Her story was that bet
mother had married the defendant and after
ward obtained a divorce from him: but ad
vised and compelled the plaintiff, who is
her own daughter, and the defendant's step
daughter, to iuarry the latter.
John Smith Killed.
WnzKTJXG, W. "Va., June 17. By the
caving in of a' well at the water works last
evenine, John Smith was buried fully forty
feet. The well was fifty-two feet deep and
twenty-eight feet in diameter. The digging
had been completed and the workmen were
about commencing on the brick curbing
when quick sand was noticed coining iu at
the bottom. The men were ordered out,
but John Smith and Patrick Scullen stood
too near the edge. Suddenly the well cayed,
carrying them down. Scullea was got out
without injury. Smith has not yet been
found. He was a carpenter, about forty
years old. and leaves a wife and four cbil
dren at his home in WclLsviile, 0.
Mr. Hewitt's Report Accompanying? the
Illll to Carry into Effect the Mexican
Washington. June 19. In the report
accompanying the bill to carry into effect
the Mexican treaty, prepared by A. S.
Hewitt, and reported from the Ways and
Means Committee, the committee says: It
has been feared that the industry of Louisi
ana might be unfavorably affected by tho
admission of raw Mexican sugars, and
that tho profits of tobacco culture might
ultimately in some way be affected. When
it is considered that Mexico afpresent does
not raise sufficient sugar for its own use,
and that its own tobacco is of a quality
which does not interfere with tho product
of the United States, but on the contrary
would advantageously supplement it and
replace tobacco, which is now imported
from Cuba, the objection lias therefore
arisen rather from apprehension of the de
velepment of Mexico in the production of
these two articles than from any considera
ble importation at the present time. Tho
prospect of interference is evidently too re
mote to weigh against the great advantages
which will accrue to us from the admission
of our own manufacturers free of
duty into Mexico. Mexico is the
rate through which this country will
find its connection with the Central and
South American States. The time has al
ready arrived when we must adopt a conti
nental o!icy, laying its foundations broad
and deep in the mutual interests of intimate
commercial and political sympathies. Tho
Monroe doctrine must be asserted and en
forced. It is essential for our safety as
well as our growth that we shall exercise a
controlling influence in the affairs of the
Western world. It may not be desirable
that we should extend the limits of our
sovereignty beyond our own borders, but
every means which tends to establish closer
lelations with our neighbors, to create mu
tual interest, to the development of common
hopes and sympathies and to tie us more
closely together in tho support of the prin
ciples of free government and the progress
of human liberty should be encouraged. It
is for this reason that the treaty with
Mexico marks an era in the progress of the
Western world. Wo have only to eultivate
peace and good will with our neighbors and
accept every opportunity for free intercourse
and free exchange hi order to complete the
demonstration that the blessings which
have crowned unrestricted commercial inter
course of our Union with each other may
be extended and enjoyed by all the people
of the Western hemisphere, not only in
peace and security, but without peril to
their political existence as free and inde
A (.001) INDIAN.
ne Tell About a Big Fight BrtnwJo
Kipp's Place Between Cowboys ami C'pee
Four McLkod, NoirniwKSTTF.imiTORY,
June 18. A South Piegan Indian named
Shorty, of the Indian police, arrived in
search of a horse stolen by the North
I'iegans. He brought in the news that
there had been a big light below Joe Kipp's
place, on the Marias, between cowboys and
Cree Indians, with fatal results. The cow
boys were on the round-up when they came
to "a party of live Cree Indians butchering a
cow. As soon as they saw the cowboys four
of the Indians rau away, but one, bolder
than the rest, walked toward them. One of
the cowboys went out from the rest to
meet this Indian, and when he got near
enough pulled his six-shooter and tired at
him. " The Indian was hit pretty badly and
dropped. He then raised himself to a sit
ting position and tired at the cowboy,
whom he hit in the breast. The cowboy
was fatally woiuuhil. hut while dying put
four or live shots into the Cree, who was
killed. The cowboy died soon after. The
other cowboys, who had been watching the
lL'ht in the distance, now took after the
other four Indians, and a lively encounter
took place. The Indians took refuge in a
coolie, and threw up breastworks. The
cowboys tried to storm their position, but
the Indians were too well protected, and
stood them off. They finally not away.
New .Irrsey Divorce.
Trbntox, N. J., June 10. New Jersey is
noted for the strictness of its divorce laws,
and any decision bearing on the divorce law?
is looked for with interest A case a little
out of the ordinary was decided by-Vic
Chancellor IJirtl. The applicant was the
husband. The ease is recorded in the cour
as Hann against llann. The couple wer.
married 'n lS7.',.he being a widower aud
she a widow. In 1S7'J tho wife returned to
her own farm in Missouri. After waiting
several years for her return he sued for di
vorce. In her answer opining tho
application tho wife charged that
Hann did not give her sufficient
help to do household work, all of which she
had to do herself, and that he called her the
worst devil he ever knew. Once he burst
her bed-room door open. In summing up. the
Vice Chancellor says: "In all this I find
nothing to fix the legal responsibility on the
husband for her leaving. The "aw does not
accept of any of these excuses. Home may
be unpleasant, there may be unexpected
toil, there may be hardships too much for a
weak or sensitive nature to bear, there may
be neglect that wouiuls deeper than a ser
vient's sting, there may lie broken promises
that turn all the ardent love of early wed
lock to unremitting hate, yet none nor all
of these are sufficient" Verdict for the
Railroad Acrldent In Mexico.
Nkvv Laukdo, Mkx., June IS. News
was received in this city of a terrible acci
dent on the construction work of the Tam
plco Branch of the Mexican Central Rail
road in Mexico. The accident, which oc
curred on the work of Price, MeGavock A
Tate, resulted in the killing of fourteen
men, two Americans and twelve Jlexicans.
One of the victims was Mike Madigan, a
walking boss, well known to railroad con
tractors, and formerly in the employ of 3Ie
Carthy & Iloinan. He is a St Ixiiis man, and
has relatives in that city. No particulars
were learned of the accident further than it
was a premature explosion of a blast in
rock-cut work. Tate, one of the members
of the contracting firm, is a resident of this
A Gold Craz-5 on Small River.
Salt Lakh, June 10. The newest gold
craze is on Small River. A latter just re
ceived says: 'The stampede commenced
Saturday night, and they all started at night.
Sunday there was hardly a man to be seen
on the afreets of Caldwell. Boise City took
a hand and sent quite a delegation, and
gold-seekers still keep coming. The dis--jovery
is near Dixie Ditch, about sevea
miles'froin Caldwell, and everybody here is
wild. They bring good showings from
there, and I hojie they have struck it rich.
They report from one to five hundred
rotors to the pan. It Is beginning to look
like the Deadwood stampede of 187i aa4
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