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THE BED CLOUD CHTEK. FRIDAY. i 24, U.
SPAIN AND UNCLE SAM
MAY BE A SPLIT.
CY LELAND'S VIEW.
. ir Will llnvc Nit Kttvrt
on Mrltlnlivr In Kiiiim..
Voith , Kuu April JO. I hulrmuu
I'lit- (ioirriiuii'iil "Mur l thi- ( oiii-i-1oih in
thi' Miinil if tin- Miil.irl mill IIkIicN
Will .gri-p tat 'Hit I line liMiirm-uW
Mini fair lliiiiilni; l'riirl v.
Ni:w YoiiK, Aprils, -A special fiom
Madrid says. "Although no definite
official exchange of view., has yet
taken place IicIhci'ii Hie Madrid gov
ernment u ml President Cleveland,
nevertheless Mr Cleveland lias been
e.xtrnoffiehillv informed nf tin- dlsno-
sition of the Madrid irovernnienl and
extent In which it could go m
ectlng the advaneei Mr. ( leveland
might harhor an intention of male
Ing as mediator bctwcii Spain
and the ( ub.in insurgents. Hot It
governments evidently urn feeling-their
way caulion-dv and wutily
to llnd a path to amicable solution.
Hotli seem disposed to take all thu
time, necessary to prepare public opin
ion in both countries for an arrange
ment compatible with the patriotic
susceptibilities of the .Spanish people
and with their material interests.
Those interests arc gravely affected
by indefinite nroloiig.itioii of the
.struggle, which is ruinous not only for
Spain but for Cuba and for all the' for
eign countries interested in the com
meri'o and agricultuie of the M.iiii-h
"The keynote tf the whole question
seems to bo how far public opinion in
Spain will allow the government to
go in concessions of political and ad
ministrative autonomy and in tariff
reforms for Culm ami Porto Uico. and
how far President ( leveland as medi
ator could ga in guaranteeing that
tho Uiuan insurgents would
soniiil MmiPjr Dcmoi-rnM IM1U of l!tnq 1 hn A. I
If Silver Aim Unix Mm Caititrntlnn.
Nicw Ytuii,, April vu Now York
t'cmoeiaiN nave ahoilt in:u i imllmlr Cv .o bind nf lie liciiiililicmi State
minds that there wilt be two Demo- committee said In an interview hero
era tic parties after the Chicago con-' that the A. 1'. A light on MeUlnley
vintion During the great light for (Hit not amount to anything "The
the repeal of the Mieriuatt silver law, opposition to (iovemor 'M-Kiulcv has
"Silver Dick" Itlaml was continuously hired some eheap men to Issue inani-
predicting, in his peculiar, dramatic festoes and adopt resolutions against
way, mat I lie Democratic p.ui hud
arrived at "the patting of the way."
A great many laughed at Mr lllanil at
tho tune, and some of his own follow
ers even were not inclined to take him
as being entliely serious. Now an
alarming condition of affairs has
arisen within the Democratic partv,
and the sound monev men limrin ir.
Ktund's prediction Is
realie thnt Mr
to he veiilled
Leading Driuocrats in this state,
like. Mr Whitney, Senator Murphy
and evfiovciuor Flower.ure now fear- j
ful that the' parting of the wavs"that
Mr. lllaud talked about will material- ,
i.e during the Chicago convention. I
President Cleveland and the sound I
money Democrats are now only hop-'
ing against hope that a free 'sliver I
platform will not be adopted in Chi-,
cago. They are perfectly well aware '
that the chances are in 'favor of the !
triumph of the silver Democrats, and
they uto preparing to act accord-'
It is said that as a result of their
plans the Cleveland, or sound money!
men, will, in the event of the capture
of the National convention, bolt,
orgoulc mint hereon vcnlioti.uud iium- .
nunc n ue.tei. i lie sounil motiuv
people have llgured th.it cities situ
ated in the Southern ami Western
Stutes would elect sound money dele
gates. While this might prove true,
although the silver Democrats have
just Won big victories in several large
cities, like St. Louis, it would not
count for anything in the convention.
in llie I'emoeratie. rtationtil convention
LAST APPROPRIATION BILL
satil entieessions. unit liniv f.'irlin crtnlil
agree that the American eitiens and t,lu ""lu r",u ' "ell established
tue v.unaii reiugecs wouiii cease to as
nist the rebellion. When once that is
clearly understood, Spain, to insure
the prompt pacification of Cuba, will
go to any length in the way of con
cessions short of independence. That
Spain will never assent to without an
appeal to war, in which she would
risk her last soldier and her bust dollar."
'I liroo rrlitiincrs uf W.tr Mint
Havanv, April '.().- Three prisoners i amount carried by tho bill
of war, liregorio ISorges, I'.stcbau
Hernandez, uud .lose Itacallao, were
shot at T o'clock yesteiday mo-ning in
the Cabana fortress. They belonged
to the inbtirgeut baud commanded !v
Dr. Hruno Zayas, aim were captured
by the soldiers of tin; Ararapiles bat
talion durinir the attack made by the
eucinv on Munagua, this province for i t Ives, 8 till, 000; judgments of the court
. . ..."... ' ... . ..-.,.-. . . . ..
ot claims, sid.um,; inutati iteprnlatton
claims, S lO.OOd; audited claims, S'.'IU,.
Inuin I'niiitnlltro llattitirtu the
frnl llpllrlnnrjr Mcminn-.
Wasiii.no rti.v, April SO. -The House
committee on appropriations to-day
reported tho general deficiency bill,
the last of the regular appropriation
tueasutcs for this session. The total
3)0. The principal deficiencies are
Treasury department, Sl,0"t,Oo();
District of Columbia, SI I'!. 000;
War department, giiOT.oOo; Navy
department, gi''jooo: Interior de
partment S'tOl.Ooo; Department of
.lustice, 3-"' l.ooo; government printing
olllce, stuu.ooo; House of Itcprcscnta
burning property in that vicinity
THE CRISIS AT BULUWAYO
Ihai I.tti-M illca- l'raiiu 'I Iiiti- .tr Mini
Cut. Towv, April 'JO. The latest
advises received here from lluluwayo
have greatly increased the anxiety.
Military men, scouts, Dutchmen and
Knglisliiucn, civilians of all class, vet
eran troopers and government officials
concur in the .statement that (iovornor
Uobinson has not told the truth if he
has notified the hnmegovcrunicut that
lluluwayo is in no danger. The
Itntish there are few in nuuiliers and
many Matabeles, presumed lo be
frlendlics, have by some excuse or
other succeeded iu entering the
town and it is feared thiy have planned
to rise as soon as the Matabeles are
heard outside the line of defenses.
The number of lighting white men
ut IJuluwayo is under 'Mio and of this
small number, compared with the
l.'i.OOO Matabeles in the vicinity of tho
town, M0 aie reported to have been
dispatched to hold Mimgwo I 'ass.
Tart of the remaining (Ml whites in
tended to leave lluluwayo yeslenlay
to attack a Matabele imp!, composed
of I.ot)engula'H crack Imbe.ii regi
ment, from which the native police,
who have been shown to have started
the rebellion, were recruited. These
warriors have been secretly profiling
for some time past by the drill tactics
of police deserters and as the latter
loole with tliein arms anil amiuuniiioii
and all the sumdics they
their hands on, the Imbe.o regiment
is likely to prove more, than a match
for tho small Itrittsh force. The great
trouble at lluluwayo seem" to be that
tho majority of llie leaders are dash
ing men, who are promt to engage the
enemy first and estimate, its numbers
000; out of postal revenues, SI. I'M, 000.
In addition to this, the urgent de
ficiency act, passed eaily in the ses
sion, carried 5ii,:'.0.", I.'lti, making a total
or deficiencies this session of SH,
OOO.'Td. In to. day's bill is a clause
authorizing the Secretary of tho
Treasury lo transfer to the "city of At
lanta the buildings erected 'for the
government exhibit at t the Cotton
States exposition and an item of 810,
000 to be paid to the Italian govern
ment for indemnity to heirs of three
of its subjects who were killed and
two others injured by mob violence in
Colorado. In making tho appropria
tion for ludiaiidepredalioii claims, tiio
committee provides that none of tho
judgments shall be paid until the at
torney general shall have certified to
the secretary that he has caused to bo
examined evidence presented to thu
court ef claims and such other evidence
as he shall be able to procure as to
whether fraud has been done to tho
United States or exorbitant sums
Thu total appropriations by tho
House during tho session aro ' S.'.O.I,-II'.'T.IO'".
him in the hope of turning public at
teution in another direction but tho j
.scheme will fall." he said. "The A.
I. A. as an order is not fighting Mc
Kinlcy Here iu Kansas, where thsro
has lately been some talk among tiio
disgruntled few, the A. I'. A. is for
.McKinlcv. and so voted through its
representatives iu the lehltacooven
tiou. Somebody has said that the
present A. V A." unpleasantness grows
out of the l'illey-Kerens tight In Mis
souri. I am sure tins is not. true. Tho
fight 'as brought on by the men who
are running for the Presidential nom
ination against McKinloy. McKinley
is a sure winner. My guess is that ho
will be nominated by acclamation."
ALLISON MEN CONFIDENT.
lowitiM rri-imrlru; tn Mnkt. it (Irritt
lniiinjtratliin In Purtlirr lilt THina.
Dks Munt.s Iowa. April '.'(, II (J.
McMillcti, chairman of the Uepubli-au
State Central committee, who has
been iu charge of Senator Allison's
Iowa campaign, has returned after u
short absence and issued a statement
through the press that tho friends of
Senator Allison would begin at once
to orgauie to make a fine showing of
tho State at the St. Louis convention.
Ho stated that aftei a careful analysis
of the situation he was convinced that
thu Iowa man was stronger to-dny
than at any time during the active
canvass, lie said: "It is plain to all
that there will be no nomination on
one of the early ballots, and when it
entiles to u protracted UMiouug,
Allisou is sure to grow, because he is a
man who is safe and on whom all fac
tions can unite."
THE LAMBORN HEARING.
rrrllmliiitrjr Kttiiiliiiitliin of tlm Mnr-
iIiti-iI Man' I'lilltlrrn.
I.i-'.WKNWoutii, Kan , April 'Jo.
.lustice of the Peace W II. Hond and
the attorneys on both sides are exped
iting matters as much as possible to
day to conclude tho preliminary exam
ination of Charles and Annie l.am-
born and Thomas Davenport, accused
of the murder of John T. I.amboru,
which occurred two months ugo last
The trial was begun at 2;.'l( o'clock
yesterday afternoon before as many
spectators as could crowd into the
hall. A largo number of witnesses
have been heard, but no ease what
ever has yet developed against eitiicr
"Detcetivo" Charles Schueffer ar
rived here this morning and will prob
ably go ou the witness stand.
POPULISTS WILL NOT FUSE
REVIEW OF TRADE.
The "rlint" Siiilinls n M:trnllli
I.oNiiON, April '.'0. The Times has
an editorial this morning cjuched It:
serious terms on the situation iu South
Africa. It. says. "It Is apiite time
thu nation and tliegoveruiuent should
realize that we have serious work both
iu tho Soudan nud South Africa. The
government ought to take steps to as
certain the extent, awl character of
'tits Hoor armaments, which evon tho
Prausvaal agent does not deny, hut
which ho explains Is out of respect for
an old and neglected law. That being
the caso, President Kruger cannot
oninlain if we follow suit. The gov
ernment ought not to alelay to place
an experienced oltlcer ul tho iiciiu oi
both tho regular and Irregular forces
designed for Mutabulcluml."
A New hllor Tlrltnt 'rnNHtiil.
WASiHWiro:, April W There is a
new presidential tlcitet in the Held. It
rcaiU: For President, . I. Donald Cum
erou, of Pennsylvania; for vleu presi
dent, J. S. liluclcbiirn. of Kentucky.
This ticket ban been quietly discussed
among the Democrats who think tho
free silver element will control at the
Tilt, t'h.uisa' to Mlil-Summrr Unit lla
drought llfllrr Unit's,
Nrw YoiiK. April m -I!. (i. Dun &.
Co. s weekly review of trade says;
The sudden change from sleighing
I ta-i mill. summer heat, with fair skies
could lay I ; ,,.,. ,,iiiu ,n totted the nrevalput
ide.t that good weather only was
needed to bring general improvement
to business. I'.verywhere there has
been more retail buying, and in some
branches better demand at wholesale
and at tho works has resulted, but not
iu most lines. There is no abatement
af the almost universal disposition to
deal with unusual conservatism and
not lo anticipate future wants, and
thi( has been especially conspicuous
where combinations have been formed
or prices advanced. The comparative
infrcijueniy of serious failutes, with
money lc.-s disturbed since gold ex
ports begun than might have been
expected, helps to give encourage
ment, but does not kindle speculative
tires; that such improvement, us ap
pears is mainly of a healtny sort.
Shlniitents of boots and shoes from
lioston in April thus far have been
eight pur cent less than lust year,
though larger than in previous year.-.
Textile win Its are less fortunate. Tho
silk association states that forty per
cent ot tho muchiuery and hands in
the country are idle, partly becauso
of Increasing Japanese competition.
Several more woolen mills have shut
down, and some have reduced wages
ten per cent, whhe many are working
oi Iv half time.
Wheat rose five cents last week,
mot some reaction, but Is a shade
higher than a week ugo.
l'uiltires for the past wcok iit
been 'J '.'I in tho I'lilteil States, against
',' lust year, und thirty-six in Canada,
ugain.it thirty-four lust year.
Flalt Discounts SlrKltiley rlslui
Ni;w Yoiik, April ia.-i:.-Sonator
Piatt, who returned from Florida yes
terday, declared that he met Senator
Quav only Iu n Jacksonville barber
shop, lie expressed positive opinions
that McKlnley's managers were mak
ing rush claims anddoclured hU beJloi
that Oovernor Morton would win.
UlC I'lru ut tliiiuillnr, OUIn.
Oklahoma City, Oklu., April 20
Obandlor, tho county seat of Mnonln
county, has suffered grcut loss by lire,
which burned the postollleo and nearly
all tho business portiou of. tho town.
The loss Is not known.
An (Mil City TrrMurrr Hlmrt.
Criiu: I'Ai'in.s, Iowa, April .'0. The
report of outgoing City Treasurer J.
C. Stoddard, who held the office for
almost u ijuai'ter of a century, shows u
hhmtage of SIS, 000. Tho city will
take .steps to protect Itself Where
tho money has gouo is a mystery, as It
is not believed thut Stoddard bus pro
fited by It-
Olio I'.irtt fur the Itmind Trip
Cnu u., April 20. Westoi'n roach
have agreed on one are for tho round
trip for tho annuul convention ot tli
Society of Christian Kudcavor, tvhlcli
is to be held In Waslitugtou in July.
Chairman Itotjulln nf Mlmtnurl lli-rl.ircs
Thnt llliiml Will Not Hit Ailoptnl.
Sr. Louis, Mo., April U'0. -Chairman
A. Kosclle of the People's party state
committee, dcclatod to-day Hint the
Populists of Missouri would not sup
port ex-Congressman Illand if llie lat
ter should be nominated for the
Presidency on a silver platform. He
did not think that tho adoption, tu
advance of action taken by the Popu
list convention, of a silver platform
by the Democrats at Sedalla the other
dav would alTcet the Populist vote iu
tin's state. He taid: "Tho l.l.oOU
Populists of Missouri are going to
stand firm, no matter what t lie Dem
ocracy does at Chicago. Wo will get
at least 10,000 votes from the t',c pub
licans iu this state, and with the
accessions from tho Democratic ranks
we are going to mix things mightily
in Missouri this year."
GIGANTIC BICYCLE TRUST.
Tho Aim In to Control thf I'rloi of
Kvt-ry Wiia-a-l Tut tin that Mnrkait.
Toi.kix), Ohio. April o A gigantic
bicycle trust is taking shape, with
every probability of Its headquarters
being located in this city. The com
bine alms to control the price of
every wheel put on the American
market, and to that end it will manu
facture in large quantities everything
that enters into bicycle construction.
Smull factories will "be gobbled up or
driven out of the market, A local
manufacturer, in speaking of the
matter, said that tly combination will
bo larger and more far reaching than
thu Standard Oil Company.
Auttrln's i;uiirror Dfllpil.
Vii'.x.na, April 20. Dr. Lucger, tho
nuti-Semitic leader in the Kcichsrath,
was ugain elected burgomaster of
Vienna to-day by a votu of us to I1:.
Dr. Lucger has been repeatedly elected
burgomaster and as frequently reject
ed by the emperor. Ou December 'J
last "it riot followed tho anti-Semitic
meeting held iu the prater to protest
against tho rejection of Dr. Lucger.
Cuitnt-ctlt-iit Will I ml or it MclUnlnj.
Nkw Havi:k, Conn., April U0. Prom
a careful review of recent events Iu
tho He publican field in this State it
can be stated now that the Repub
lican Statu convention, which is lo bo
held in the Hyperion Theater In this
city next Tuesday and Wednesday for
tho selection of delegates to thu St.
Louis convention will instruct for
McKinley for president.
An KvnogHilt Taut Vlulnut.
Jl.uuiinu. Wis., April 80. The P.ov.
Morrill Twins, whose meetings have
been broken up by persons who did
not like their peculiar stylo of evangel
ism, has been ordered out of town by
the mayor. Ills violence In denounc
ing Catholics and other opponents led
to a riot at the church Thursday uveu-
ing. , .
A Tornado ut Hcuucllu. liitil.
Scan il a, Kan., April "0. About 0
o'clock last night it small tornado
swupt through this town and section,
D.imago was done to building'), but it
Is not known that anybody was hurt.
The utorni culminated in a rain.
Y WALTZ. Mis
Neville?" Kate Ne
Mile turnel at the
sound of Hoy Pal
mer's" Hllft Wlll'C,
and without a word
laid her hand ou
h 1.4 arm. A minute
later they had
Jollied the dancers.
As they moved In
perfect step to the
It iv gently pressed the girl's
In silence they finished their
but as the paused near a win
dow the ouiik ninn bent his head with
a whispen'd "My d.it ling'."
Kate blushed, but she lifted her eves
to his with all her heart In them. There
was it tkHli of light In hU dark eyes,
and his heart exulting!)- said "Won!"
He diew it long bieath, he was too
happy to speak. The silence was brok
en by Kate's paitner, who came to
claim her for the next dance. Hoy
watched her ns she moved away, his
loe lighting his fare, uucouselous that
angry eyes were watching him.
Just outside the window sat a girl
with scowling brow and clenched
hnmls. She had heard that passionate
whisper, ami the knowledge that the
man she adored hud given his love to
another roused In her the wildest fury.
"Many her. I should like to see you!"
she muttered "If 1 am not to be jour
wife, she shall not. Ah, my dear sir. 1
will wring nur heart this night iiy,
now! Mr. Palmer." she called.
At the sunn I of his name ltov turned
and saw the git I who had drawn a.l.lo
"Why. Miss Merrill, how can you re
sist that music?" he asked.
She stepped through the low win
dow Into the room.
"I am so tired," she returned. "And
It Is so dellcloiisly cool here that I
stayed to rest myself."
She was mistress of all the arts and
wiles of a finished won. an ot the world,
and she used her skill to keep him by
her side. Hriglit and witty, her com
ments upon things and people amused
Hoy in spite of himself.
"Ah, there goes Kate Neville!" she
exclaimed, as Kate appeared. "How
beautiful she looks to-night! Hy the
way, what Las become, of Mr. Stanley,
who was so attentive to her Hie winter
Itoy bit his lip, hut, forcing down his
annoyance, ho said:
"I know Stanley very well. by. I nev
er heard that."
"Did you spend the winter lu Men
tone two years ago?"
"1 was abroad all of that winter, an
"I spent two months here. I met
Miss Kate Neville everywhere, and Mr.
Stanley was her shallow, much to my
surprise, for I had credited him wi'h
"What do you moan?"
"Why, I was puzled to know what
nttrnctlon such a girl could have for a
man so refined aa Mr. Stanley."
Iirge diops nf perspiratluii stood
thickly on hoy's forehead, nnd Ills
hands were clenched as Cora went on:
"No one knew what tho trouble was.
lie left the city suddenly and Miss No
vlllo was followed everywhere by un
til her suitor. 1 think Stanley's with
drawal was a lesson to her, for she has
been more circumspect, this winter. Ah,
here conies my part'"r and 1 suppose
you me delighted, for I fear I have
boied you nearly to extlnctlo'.i."
With a gay little laugh Com Merrill
ran off, fully conscious of tho anguish
she left behind her.
Poor Itoy fell straight Into tho trap.
lovely face grew thinner and palor no
one suspected the cause. ,
The season was drawing to n clo
nnd she tejolced at the jitospect ot
leaving a city where she had surfered so
The rooms were crowded when sho
entered, and In the moving mass of Im
munity sin' failed to see Itoy Palmer,
whose eyes never left her face
Poor Ito' He hud trained his heart
for weeks, and It rose In rebellion the
moment he s-iw the girl. He started
like one shot at lie noticed a young
man push his way to Kate's side.
It was Stanley, lie boed over
Kate's hand with n great cnipresse
ment and she welcomed him warmly.
With compressed lips Hoy turned
away, shit at heart.
Later in the owning lie met tSanley
In the dressing mom. In some way
Kate's name was Introduced, end Stan
ley spoke of her In terms of great admi
ration. "She H an old acquaintance. Is she
not?" Hoy asked.
"No; quite the contrary. I have only
known her u few weeks."
"Do you mean to tell me you were not
acquainted with Miss Neville two
winters ago?" demanded Hoy.
A crimson Hush spread from Stan
ley's collar to the toots of his lialr.
"1 expert yon tefer to a distant rela
tive of this Miss Neville, who was Iieie
two winters ago and who Is a very
different kind of a girl. C.ooil night."
Stanley quleklv disappeared, without
nothing how his iuforniatlou had af
The lloor nnd celling seemed to meet
before the eyes of that )nuiiK mini, and
the things iu the room chased each
other In the wildest way. (living him
self a shake to restore his scattered
senses, he turned and went swiftly
downstairs, lu a few minutes he was
"Miss Neville, this Is our wall?.!"
With a gasp Kate turned at the
sound of the voice that four weeks be
fore had addressed her In almost tho
same' words. The suddenness of the
attack was too much for her: unre
sisting she allowed him to lead her
to n small reception room.
lie chucd the door and then all the
man's self-control forsook him.
"Oh, Kate, can you ever forgive mn?
Can I ever mako ou love me? llellevo
me. I have been mad!"
He certainly gave her good cause to
think he was still iu that unhappy con
dition. Keeping her hands clasped In
his, he poured forth hla story Inco
herently, perhaps, but It left no doubt
in Kate's mind of Ills love for her. Slio
kept her face carefully averted.
"h, my darling, Is there nothing I
can do to win your forgiveness?"
"No," she answered, in a low tone.
"You forget I am a woman"
"Kate, do not break my heart'." ho
Interrupted, catching his bieath des
perately. "And to a woman who loves there Is
nothing to forgive," she finished in n
whisper, hiding her face on his breast.
mr t s.
U -z Z.T
Jar ft "ii ? .- "t "s
CAN YOl KVKIt F0K01VR ME?
Ho never for a moment believed the girl
would maliciously deceit e him uud yet
it seemed impossible that Kute, whom
he had believed to bo almost perfect,
was decnllful, hold and coarse. As he
entered thu room lie. enme face to face
with Mis. Latimer, an old friend.
"Oh, Hoy, you are Just tho one 1
want! You must go with us on our
yachting trip. I won't take a lofusul.
1 am disappointed that Mr. Stanley can
not Join us, aa ho hoped to."
Here was an opening for him to es
cape meeting Kute.
Instuntly he accepted thu Invitation,
then said, somewhat abruptly;
"Mr. Stanley was at one time, 1 be
lieve, a grcut admirer of Miss Neville."
Mrs. Latimer appeared vory much
"Thut was un unfortunate affair,
which I hopod was forgotten," nhe ati
Mvorod, and Iheti piused on to another
Neither Knto nor Cora saw Hoy again
.hat evening. He went home and spent
the most mlserablo night of liln life.
As tho minutes passed und Hoy did
not appear to claim the remaining
dances slio hud promised him, Kate's
hvart grow heavier. With a sitpiemo
effort sho concealed her unhapplness;
with witty repartee and merry laugh
ter sho hid an aching lierut. Hut Iu tho
privacy of her own mom she gave way
to hej- grief.
"Oil, why did I lot hi in look Into my
oyen and rend my aecrot?" slio cried, In
nu agony ot shame. And tlm poor air!
hurst into a passion of tears.
A tow days later sho heard that Hoy
lind gone away for somo time.
As the weeka glided away, If Kate's
llnlhla.il Itt'ltttr Tlmn They Kiii-it.
The truly gifted engineer always
makes one pail of his work fit into
another, und no energy is ever wasted,
A wealthy engineer who had set up a
very fine place lu the country, where he
had carried out many pet constructive
projects, was visited there by an old
The visitor had so much dlfuritlty lu
pushing open the front gate tint hu
spoke about It to the proprietor.
"You ought to fix that gate," said thu
guest. "A man who has everything
'Just so' should not hate a gate tint Is
hard to open."
"Ha!" exclaimed the engineer, "you
don't understand my economy. That
gate communicates with the water
works of the house, and every poraon
who comes through It pumps up four
gallons ot water."- Philadelphia In
quirer. Aliolll'inrU u lha. HtMiutts
A Washington correspondent has
been unkind enough to delve Into the
records of tho United States Senate und
producu Its expenao account for upol
Ilnurls lemonade and mineral waters
during tho summer months. He finds
that the sum of 51,72S,t5ti was spent for
this purpose in tho mouth of July. It
each Senator drank his proportion tho
cause of prohibition must have an over
whelming majority In this brauch of
congress. Milwaukee Sentinel.
The St-Krti (Jiio.tloii,
The negro problem will neter bo
solved until the color race Is placed
In a condition that will enable every
colored man to earn his own living.
Ilev. P. A. Hubert.
ODDS AND ENIJS.
The dynasty of the mlkadoa of Japan
Is the oldest In tho world, being senti
mentally 2.5rti nnd historically 1.G0D
y i art old.
For years past marriage In England
bus been ut a low ebb; tho rule per
thousand diminished steadily, but of
Intci the tide has turned ant! those who
feared tho population wuh diminishing
are cheered. The ajxecsa ot blrthB ovtir
deuths In three months has been 82,19V.
Tho law respecting folding beds, as
recently handed down by a Malno
com l, l caveat dormltor lot tho
steeper he on Ills guard. In tho cuso In
questlim the folding bod folded and
caught a man. Thu seller ot the bod
wa:i Biied for ."i.ODO damages, but tho
decision was in cvoiy particular fntor
ahle to tho dofendaut.
A proposal to exclude from the army,
thu leglslulutv and municipal olllce
all portions whose fathom and grand-
fatheis were not cltlzena U before tho
French chamber of deputies. The rulu
would have kept out Napoleon llonu-
purto and Oambetta. A law admitting
only tho children of French citizens to
the civil tcrvlco Is ulao under cunsia
llie IturiMt 1'litnt. In t tin
nmt It Vinr (llovnt.
One of the rarest plants In the work
Is the five-lingered orange. The Jap.
anese, who, as well as the people ol
China, make u specialty of cnltlvutlnu
ornamental curiosities In Hie tcgetabia
world, consider this one of the iiumI
remarkable and wilim It accordingly
Hut a single plant, which has been pur
chased and hi ought to San Francisco
Is, It Is believed, the first that ever left
Japan. The plant that bears the ex.
truordluary fruit Is Itself rather an ec
centric member of the vegetable king
dom. It Is a dwarfish D"o, which, when
fully grown, does not average mora
than five or at most six fent in height,
and Is crooked enough to have been
planted In the gnnlon of the etookoil
man spoken of by Mother (loose. Fot
a erookeder plant does not exist. The
gu.irrcd trunk Is tangled up with twist
ed branches that seem never to have
fully made up their miitils which way
to go, so that it would indeed by a dif
ficult tusk to find two eonseeutlva
Inches In the, whole ttce whose llnea
of direction uro the sntne. The con
sequence of this Is that the plant,
which. If It co'ild he straightened oii,
would be nt least twice as tall, 5s iu
lu oiul us It Is high. Ah fitting Iti
cross-grained character. It bus on hand
hidden under Its leaves nnd located In
the most unexpected places, nn un
stinted supply of long, tough, needle
pointed thorns thut understand their
business thoroughly. Hut nil such lit
tle unpleasant peculiarities on the pari
of the Hve-fingered Japan orange trot
may well be forgotten when it Is seen
In July, covered with Its beautiful
blossoms, like those of an ordlunri
orange tree, but tinted wilh a beautiful
pink blush of color and exhaling a
most delicate nnd delLious perfume
or later in the season, wuen its irun
has ripened and it looks as It It wa
hung about with great JJellow gloves.
These gloves are so redolent of the
same perfume that scentH the blossomn
thut thi; odor cun be recognized a full
mile from where the oranges are grow
Ing. On close examination, however,
tho fruit proves to resemble n human
hand more than It does any glovo n
lean, slender-fingered, yellow, Chlnest
hand, wllh thumb and four fingers
complete, each finger tipped with tin
long nail thought no stylish In China,
hard, pointed and claw-llko, extending
a goodly length beyond the ends of tha
digits. The hnnd Is partly opened, tha
fingers curved a little upward toward
the palm, and the fruit Itself very
large, especially In proportion to tha
sl.o of tho tree that bears It, often
reaching when full grown ten Inches,
measuring from the wrist to the end
of the middle linger, Including the iinlLi
Supports are always necessary, or thn
weight ot the orange would break the
biunclt upon which it grows. That con
tour of the hand exactly represents that
of a human being, the proportional
length ot tho sevcrnl fingers and tha
thumb nro correct nnd even tho cordJ
on the back of the hand of a rather
eniuclated person nro represented by
tho divisions of thn fingers thnt can bo
1 1 need from tho point whero they sop
urate to the wrist. The fruit, though
exhaling so delightful a pctfumc, i
not edible, ns It Is not properly nn
orange at all, but belongs to the osagn
oranges of tho Madura, no member ol
which bears fruit that '"in bo eaten.
A Moilurn "Mitrrtiloiinw."
The waitresses of London want their
champion. A very bitter cry has been
raised by them nnd for them In many
quarters of lute, nnd never more pa
thetically than In thn Shorcdltch coun
ty court recently. Here a girl ot 18,
who may bo described ns the "Mar
chioness" of n coffee tavern, sued her
employer for two months' wages, ono
for work done, the other for notice duo
on summary dismissal. Sho had been
discharged for coming down lato In the
morning that Is to say, at 5 o'clock
Instead of 1:30. It turned out thnt aha
never got to bed till 12:ir a. in. and
for Uicbo twenty-odd hours of labor a
day minus two hours for re3t In tha
afternoon she received Just 1!! shil
lings n month. Her Interesting em
ployer represented that on tho morn
ing lu queslon, "sho wits crawling
about and could not do anything." "I
don't wonder," was tho simple and suf
ficient nnswor of the Judge; Tho uu
happy Blrl was ho pour thnt nhe actual
ly could not pay tho henrlng-feo until
some unknown benefactor In court
liHitdod her the monoy. Of course flho
won her case with costs, and with an
additional four shillings for her at
tendance. Twice twelve Is twenty-four
aud four aro twenty-sight tho poor
"Marchioness" lni3 probtibly more cap
ital than ever slfo owned In her llfo.
Sho will be sorely tempted to spend the
wholo of It In a good fortnlght'n sleep.
A Hlooping-match of coffeo tavern wait
resses might bo no hnd Idea for tho
next competition at tho Aquarium.
London Dally News.
Left tin tho Cttr.
The lost article room of tho elevated
road system In New York receives
about 30,000 rnlscellanoouB dopoBlta
n year. Nearly ten per cent aro umbrel
las, and ranking Becond aro tho Bach
fla. About halt of the articles are
culled for, and the rcmulndor, after bo
Jng held for six months or a year, ac
cording to tho value, aro sold at auction.
tint as Cotton illni.
Knts have been found very useful In
cotton mills whom tho raw cotton has
been Imperfectly glunod. In n Span
ish cotton mill tho storeroom wan In
tailed by Bwarnis ot rats, who pulled
tho baloa to pieces to got at tho sooda
left In tho cotton. Thoy did tho work
thoroughly, without Injuring the fiber
lu any way.
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