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A TAX ON BACHELORS!
SERIOUS SCHEME OF A FRENCH
Have Too Many Privilege Now After
Thirty-fit e, If Unmarried, M. Decrol
Would Make Every Man Help Fay the
money, nnd In or
der to help raise It
one of her social
b'rought forward n
scheme to tnx
budget for 1895 has,
with the great
est tllfilculty, been
there seems but little likelihood of that
of 1890 being properly balanced, or of
an equilibrium being established by
the Rlbot ministry, so that the finan
cial condition of the- country Is causing
alarm, not only to those who have the
reins of the government in hand, b'.it
to all parties.
Patriots are ransacking their brains
for new devices by which the empty
coffers of the Btate may be replenished.
Among recent lucubrations which have
been taken Into serious consideration
by the minister of finance are the taxes
on noblemen, a heavier tax on alcohol,
and, finally, the project of taxation on
bachelors. A World correspondent has
had an Interview with the. originator of
the latter system of taxation, which ap
pears to have been his hobby for the
past thirty years. M. Decro'lx, founder
of the league against the abuse of to
bacco, has forwarded his petition to the
Chamber of Deputies, where he hopes
It will be examined before long. Said
"The Idea of taxing bachelors is an
old one with me. Although my latest
petition Is only half forwarded to Par
liament, I have been thinking the mat
ter over for the past thirty years. This
is how It camo about. I was a veteri
nary surgeon at the time, In a regiment
of chasseurs, In Africa. I noticed that
the chief of a squadron In my regiment,
a married man with a family, had the
greatest difficulty in making both ends
meet. On the other hand, his col
leagues of the same grade, receiving
the same pay, with no private Income,
were leading a most agreeable life.
"It was from the observations of these
two men that I derived my Idea of im
posing a tax on bachelors. I expressed
the opinion that the difference between
the lives of two officers of the same
rank should be lessened. Ever since
I have conducted in France a cam
paign in favor of a tax on bachelors, In
the same way, but not with such good
results so far as I have achieved in the
campaign against the abuse of tobacco."
"My first petition was forwarded to
the Legislative Assembly In 1862 and
met with a very Indifferent reception.
Three years lator a prefect of police en
couraged mo to continue my efforts, so
I persevered with my petitions. And
although people say that within the
past thirty years times have changed
considerably from an economic point of
view, my principal argument In the
bixtles was precisely the same as It L
in the nineties.
"I tried to make clear to the repre
sentatives of the people that, at an
epoch when everybody is pinched by
the want of relative luxury, bachelors
enjoy a veritable privilege. They pay
less taxes than the poorer classes. Con
sequently they have more money at
their disposal for all kinds "of dissipa
tion, which Is more Injurious than use
ful to society at large. In my opinion,
there Is no excuse for a bachelor when
he has attained the age of thlrty-fivo
years. From that period of his life un
til his death, unless he should marry,
I propose that he should pay an addi
tional 10 per cent of the amount of his
"This would be far from making
things equal, but it would be a step In
the right direction. Of course, officers
of the army, sailors and the clergy
would be exempt from this bachelor
One fJueKtlon Itlghtly Aimwered.
The spirits came to grief at a seance
given by Mrs. Ada Foye, In Chicago,
the other night. Mrs. Foye asked her
audience to write the names of the
spirits wanted on a sheet of paper. Mr.
Krausz wrote the name of his grand
mother on his slip. She was a Hun
garian, who died twenty years ago.
Upon being told that he could ask a
question either mentally or loud, he
chose the first method, and when the
spirit answered "yes," Mr, Krausz was
rude enough to laugh. He explained
that he had asked: "Is this medium
here a fraud?" The medium was much
confused, and hastened to explain that
sometimes her own spirit answered a
question before the right spirit was
consulted. This did not mend matters,
and amid a roar of laughter the teance
School Teacher Mast Not Marry.
The twenty female school teachers
appointed a few days ago to teach In
the West Chester, Pa., public schools
during the ensuing year, were required
to sign an agreement not to get mar
ried during the year for which they
were appointed. There Is no rule
against courting, provided It Is done
out of school hours. The board says
it is by no means opposed to matri
mony, but that it has found such an
agreement necessary In order to pre
vent breaks In the corps of teachers
at Inconvenient times.
Will Have lleer Somehow.
A "growler" disguised as a camera
is the latest means of evading th& Sun
day closing law In New York.
LIVELY BUNCH OF BANANA3.
A Three-Foot Snake Wai DUcoYered In
It ami ynlckly DUpatched.
Tllllsch & Co. received a consign
ment of bananas Wednesday, which
were taken out of the shipping cases
and hung up, says a Wntertown (S. D.)
paper. Some little tlmo afterwardB a
lady was looking them over and dis
covered a snake colled around the stem
of one of the bunches In such a way as
to bo entirely concealed bye the over
hanging fruit. She was greatly Btart
led and called the attention of Mr. For
ter, the clerk, to the fact that a snake
was there, and he Immediately got u
pitch fork and proceeded to Investigate
further. At the first Jab of the fork the
snake ran a hasty survey of Its sur
roundings, seeming to be somowhat Ir
ritated at having been disturbed. Mr.
Kean, who was standing near, hit It on
the head with a stock die happened to
have In his hand and partially Btunned
It, nnd It was afterwards dispatched
It measured 3 feet and 1 Inch In
length, Its color a brownish yellow,
with Irregular spots of a darker hue
on Us bnck and sides. It Is not known
definitely what species of snake It Is,
but that It came from the tropics and Is
of a venomous character thcro Is no
doubt. It Is claimed by some that It is
a spotted adder, but we have not yet
met any one competent to vouch for Its
Identity. It 1b on exhibition In Duff
ner Bros.' window, being In a glass Jar
filled with alcohol, and attracts a great
deal of attention. Mr. Forter certain
ly hnd a narrow escape from being bit
ten, as in taking out the bunches and
hanging them up he is certain he must
have touched It with his hands with
out knowing It. He Is quite certain on
one point, however, that hereafter
bananas will be handled In that store
A STRANGE FAMILY.
A Hen Adopt n I.lttiT of Tup mill
Keep Charge of Them.
A hen with a family of ducks is not
an uncommon sight, but a hen with a
family of pupa is a sight rarely wit
nessed. Such a sight, however, can
be seen any day at the farm of John
Leyda, Marlon Township, a few miles
east of Beaver Dam, Pa. Three weeks
ago a Scotch collie dog belonging to
Mr. Leyda gave birth to a litter of
seven pups. During the day the dog
left the barn and her family and went
to the house for something to eat. In
the barn near the pups was an old hen
on a nest full of eggs. During the ab
sence of the mother dog the pups began
to whine. Straightway the old hen
left her nest, went to the pups, and be
gan gathering them under her ample
wings as well as she was able, and soon
clucked them to sleep. When the col
lie returned she made no objection to
the arrangement, but laid down with
them, and from that day to this the old
lien has had charge of the little ani
mals. Pittsburg Dispatch.
fc'av Nothing hut Saw Wood.
A sensation was created In Jersey
City Monday night by the performance
of several young women of the South
Bergen Reformed church, who engaged
in a wood-sawing contest for a hand
some prize, and Incidentally to get
money for the church. The contest oc
curred at a church fair In two large
tents. Logs of equal circumference
were selected and arranged on saw
horses, which were gayly decorated.
Each contestant at a signal placed her
knee against the log, In true backwoodF
style, and began to saw.
Scientists pay that "plenty of sleep
Is conducive to beauty." "That's so;
even a tall hat looks worn when It loses
Bell Boy The man In 44 Is a congress
man. Clerk How do you know? Bell
Boy He ordered a glnHH of seltser and
n syphon of whisky.
"Blej-Fed If I an't a legular Trilby,"
muttered the man In the crowd after
being stepped on half a dozen times;
"everybody gets on to my feet."
"My old aunt ha3 sent me a Jar of
brandy cherries," said a toper to a
party of friends, "and, though I don't
care much for cherries, still I fully ap
preciate the spirit In which they were
"At Inst, my dear fellow!" "What's
up?" "You will hardly believe it. I
am In love and I am loved In return."
"You are perfectly happy, then."
"Nearly so only It Is not the Eame
"She left the ballroom a few minutes
ago, saying that she didn't fancy be
ing squeezed In the crowd." "Was
Charley with her?" "Yes. and I think
that by this time he has found a place
where there Is no crowd."
Jones Did your daughter prove much
of a Ruccess as a typewriter? Brown
Did she? Well, I should say so. Mar
ried her first employer before she'd
worked three months. He Is worth $20,
000 ut tho very least, too.
Mr, Suburbs Yes, we live only thirty
miles out of town. The last girl we
hpd staid with us six weeks. Servant
Lady Ol don't want th place. Sl.
weeks! Yez don't get th chance to
hypnooze me if I known mesllf!
Maiden of Blushing Fifteen You
have changed a great deal of late,
Charlie. Callow Youth To my own ad
vantage, I hope. Maiden Certainly to
your own advantage. Formerly you
I brought me a box of candy every day.
' Time to Flee. "Mungerson, our
state's favorite son and candidate for
the presidency, has disappeared, I
hear," remarked the politician. "I won
der what's become of him?" "He
heard that a delegation was about to
call on him for his views on silver."
"I licked him," said the boy, mourn
fully. "I licked him good, an' now there
aro a couple of big fellows In the next
street Jest a-layn to lick me 'cause I
Hoked him." "My son," said the fa
ther, earnestly, seeing an opportunity
to Impress a lesson in international pol
itics upon the boy, "now you realize the
position that Japan is In."
INDIAN BOYS AT SCHOOL.
Anion ltlaek Hull Writes About the Home
He Says It Has I'our Legs.
Following Is an exact copy, punctu
ation and all, of an essay on the horse,
written by an Indian boy of 15 years,
who was at one time a pupil of the
Rosebud agency school, In Rosebud, S.
D., says the St. Louis Republic:
"The horse has four feet and two
ears anJ one mouth and two eyes ono
tall. He can drink; he can eat grass ho
can cat corn.
"He can run and walk; he can carry
man and draw wagon. Ho can kick
foot Is bad. Ono horse Is little and one
horse Is big. Some horse very stout,
hee can pull.
''One red, one black, ono white, ouo
gray and one yellow. One Is donkey.
"One boy ride pony. The pony put
down head put up hind feet so boy fall
down and cry.
"We have horses Is home the boys
can ride. AMOS BLACK BULL,
"Aged 15, 3d year In school,
"Rosebud Agency, South Dak."
The Indian pupils, as soon as they
have learned to do any writing at all,
are much Inclined to letter-writing,
and on all occasions, when they could
much more conveniently speak to their
teacher, will send her a lettor Instead.
The following letter was written by
an Indian pupil to her teacher, who
was much beloved by them:
"Little Oak School,
"Miss Minnie M o
please. Friday Mnry going agency,
my sister me very wants my sister ho
says where Is George go over there Lit
tle Oak Creek.
"George I want and Friday come
quickly come and may please Miss
M e going please.
"Good-by. KOLA MICUSA."
FIRST TIME, SEE?
An It's Do I.at Time, Too, Hat 1'ao
AkoIii' to Ilo It, See?
"Say, mister, w'cre's de bloko wat
gives out dem t'Ings wat dey calls
llsens, or whatever dey Is, de t'Ings 1
calls permits ter git hitched? Is dat
de feller? Well, Ise a lookln' fur him
good an' strong terday."
And thereupon there walked Into tho
Cincinnati probate court a man who
was In search of the clerk who Issues
the marriage licenses. Ho was directed
to the proper desk and strode up to It
with a swagger that would have dono
credit to a would-be prize fighter who
did all his fighting with his mouth.
"Say, pard, I want one o' them things
wat permits a feller to git hitched ter
his biddy and gives him de right ter
lick er If he wants ter. see? I ain't
never ben up agin dls t'lng before, an'
I tell yer right now It's de first an do
last time, see, but I got ter go agin it
dls tlmo Jus' fur luck. Do I want a
certlf'cate? Course I do. I want ev'ry
t'lng dat berlongs to the match. Dol
lar an a half, did yer say? Glttin'
perty stiff in der price; Mike, got any
dough? I ain't got der price o' money
wld me, see? It's all right, Mike, dls
Is der last time an It's der first, too,
bee? an' yer got ter help a feller out."
And' thereupon "Mike," the friend of
the applicant, paid for the papers, and
the prospective husband went away
with visions of bliss and the right to
"lick" his wife.
Couldn't Make It Out.
One evening last November Shop
nerd's Bush was visited by a dense fog,
making it extremely awkward for pe
destrians crossing the road opposite
Uxbrldge Road Station, where cabs and
'buses are continually passing to and
fro. So bad was the fog that It wob al
most Impossible to see more than a foot
or so In front of one, says Pearson's
Weekly. A gentleman going home frpm
the city, and Just coming out of the
station, thought it would be safer to
cross the road first; then, once over,
he would have the assistance of the
lights from the shops. He got acros3
the road safely, as he thought, and ran
up against a shop window. Being an
old resident, he was well acquainted
with all the shops, but on looking
through the window, this one puzzled
him considerably. He observed several
persons Inside, most of them reading
newspapers, sitting In rows and facing
each other. All at once, however, while
he was racking his brain as to what
kind of shop It was, the shop and peo
ple glided almost noiselessly away be
fore his eyes, leaving him in the dark
again! It turned out It was a tramcar
that he had run up against, standing
In the middle of the road, and it al
most cut his toes off.
A Cm limber IMetid.
An Amerlcus bailiff, whose weakness
is for cucumbers, struck a store where
the lnnoeen;-.-oklng undertaker's as
sistants were on sale. Picking up ono
about the size of a coupling pin he
asked the price.
"Two fer nick," was the brief reply
of the up-to-date clerk.
"That's too much," replied the bailiff.
"Tell you what I'll do, though," he
added. "I'll give you a dime to let me
cat all I want."
The offer was accepted, and the bailiff
lit upon a peck measure of cucumbers,
eating them ravenously. Ab one after
anotheV disappeared the grocer's boy
became uneasy, and after the twelfth
had disappeared, offered the bailiff u
quarter to stop.
"Well, I could eat a dozen or two
more," he leplied, looking longingly at
the hnlf-fllled peck measure, "but being
as It's you, I'll call the trade off." And,
pocketing the quarter, he ambled away
in search of another victim. Atlanta
Happy the man who sees a God em
ployed In all the good and HI that checker life!
COLOR MUSIC NOW.
MELODY IS FLASHED IN COLOR
Ithythnilral Wares of tho Spectrum
Itemnrkable Dlnrcncry Which May
I'rove That Color anil Hound Are
AN SOUNDS BE
color, nnd can tho
musical tones that
now exist solely for
tho ear bo trans
formed until they
appeal definitely to
the cyo as well?
That Is the modern
and also an old
question, which Is
being answered In
tho nil it'vo by the devotees of what
Is known 'color music."
The ai ax suddenly become n se
rious one H a wealthy nrtlst named
Rlvlngtou, vho lives In Loudon, has re
cently Invented and put Into operation,
nt a. cost of nearly ten thousand dollars,
a "color organ," by means of which, as
certain notes aro struck, tho molody
Is reproduced In a bewljderlng succes
sion of color tones and combinations on
a screen, at the same instant they nro
heard by tho ear.
At a preliminary "recital," In St.
Jnincs' Hall, the other day, tho exqul
slto delicacy of tho mechanism of tills
now Instrument was tested, and Its re
sponsiveness was found to bo wholly ad
equate. Chopin's preludes were played
and tho screen showed a bowllderlng
succession of rhythmical waves of
color, passing bo rapidly that it was
hard for tho eye to take them all In,
ranging from beginning to end of tho
spectrum, and flashing not only tho In
termediate tones, half tones and quar
ter tones of color, but also Innumerable
lovely combinations which hitherto had
never suggested themselves to the
imagination, but were the Inevitable
results of a harmony that worked tho
same for the eyo as for the ear.
Hardly possible, and more within the
domain of fairyland than the regions
of actual science, seems this art of
"color music," but It Is certain that this
much was actually accomplished; that
unending combinations of color were
produced by the mechanical principles
that govern the diatonic scale and mu
What the exact details of his Instru
ment may be, and Just how each color
Is produced, Mr. Rlvlngton will not di
vulge. All that Is known is that tho
new "color organ" Is played upon a
keyboard which is almost the exact
counterpart of that used for a piano,
and that whenever a note Is struck Its
color appears upon the screen. Chords
show combinations of tints that are
only comparable to harmonic combina
tions of musical notes, middle C corres
ponding, for examplo, to the low red of
the spectrum. Tho other Cs of tho
keyboard, when struck, show yet other
reds, toning perfectly.
Without carrying the description fur
ther, it may thus readily bo seen how
the colors grade, shade nnd tone, and
how the sharpening of a piano note or
Its flattening makes the suggestion of a
change In color, hardly to bo expressed
with a pointer's brush yet quite per
ceptible to the visual senses.
This Instrument has an especial fas
cination, for the reason that It Is tho
first In the world to show a definite con
nection between sound and color. It
was the belief of one of the ancient
schools of philosophy, nt least, that
these two perceptions came closely to
gether, and that the borderland be
tween them was narrow nnd readily to
bo bridged. There has existed, at all
events, among some few people, a mys
terious faculty of "color healing," This
was first brought to notice compara
tively recently In tho experiences of
For Nussbaumer each sound had Its
peculiar color this word correspond
ing to red, this note to blue, this to yel
low and this to green. While a child
he was striking in his play a fork
against a glass. As he heard the sound
an Impression of a color flashed quick
ly Into his mind, varying in tint by the
energy with which ho struck tho glass,
and after stopping his ears tightly he
could divine merely by his eyes just
bow loudly the glasu had sounded.
Other men may be instanced to whoso
organs of sight the waves of sound
wero in some way perceptible. There
was a youth of Zurich recently to whom
musical notes presented themselves In
shades and tints, high-pitched sounds
showing clear and brilliantly to the
sight and low ones dully and
sombrely. M. Pedrono, an oph
thalmologist of Nantes, had a
friend, whoso name has not been
recorded, but whose peculiarity along
these lines was very marked. Several
young fellows wore talking In his pres
ence one day, and a Joking expression,
"That's as fine as a yellow dog," being
popular In their set, they applied It to
a man who was heard shouting across
the street. The gentleman, who heard
in color, immediately lifted himself up
"No," he said, "his volco is not yel
low: It is pure red."
When pressed for an explanation, he
answered quite simply t.hat he could
eee the color of voices. Medical men
examined him, and found that his hear
ing, his sight, and his general health
wero all perfect. In explaining tho phe
nomenon they agreed that It was that
his chromatic sensitiveness was so
sharp that the luminous Impression
was made before the sonorous one, for
they found before he could Judge of the
quality and Intensity of a sound he had
seen It and knew it color.
Most Interesting of all, there was no
sensation of the eye at times. When
his eyes wero shut and bandaged ,
Rounds conveyed direct color Irapres-
slonB to his mind. When his eyes wore
opened and looking directly at tho
sonorous body the sound nppenred In '
Its color, according to his statement, as
near as possible to the body Itself.
Should a piano be played, tho color was
over the keys. In the enso of a guitar
it hung on the vibrating strings, and as
rcKiiruH Bulging, points oi coior cuiuu
and went in rapid succession directly
over tho vocalists' heads.
THE OLD QENTLEMAN'S IDEA.
It Showed III Coimliiteiiry I'.ven If It
Did Kmphnslre Ilia I'ecullarltles.
There are so many sham misogynists
about In this affectedly cynical ago that
one can hardly help extending a meas
ure of admiration to the thoroughness
nnd consistency of ti ccrtnln rich old
Vlenneso bachelor whoso doath whb an
nounced tho other day. In the enso of i
this highly eccentric old gentleman
horror nnd dread of our unfortunate
sex hnd become a positive nmnla, for It
Is recorded of him that whenever ho
went to a place of public entertainment
ho took tho precaution of booking three
seats, In tho center of which ho seated
himself, leaving those on each sldo va
cnut, so ob to avoid all risk of being
obliged to sit by a woman! Ho oven
carried his extraordinary crazo beyond
the grave, by leaving Instructions that
no woman was to be burled otther to
the right or left of him, oven If It should
he necessary to purchaso three graves
In order to Insure the carrying out of his
strange behest. Ono cannot help sus
pecting that there must have boon some
painful romance In his life to account
for this extraordinary attitude of mind.
Perhaps the most curious thing in tho
whole Btrnnge story Is the statement
that this agreeable old gentleman, left
behind him n large bundle of letters,
which he had grimly Indorsed: "At
tempts by my family to put mo undor
tho yoke of matrimony." As he ap
pears to have been a very wealthy man,
this alleged action on the part of his
relatives seems by no means easy lo
A Hero of Chltr.il.
An Indian hero, whoso identity peo
ple aro nover tired of discussing, Is tho
officer, who, being refused leave to go
with the Chltral expedition, obtained
live days' leave to go shooting. Ho en
trained to a point as near the opera
tions ns the railway would carry him,
and then, being unnblo to obtain a
horse, set out to march. Equipped
with a bottle of gin and a huge sau
sage as his only rations, he plodded tho
weary miles over rough ground cheer
fully. Ho reached the head of the col
umn Just as the charge was about to bo
made on the Mnlnkand pass. Ho was
In tlmo to Join the head of the storming
column, nnd was In tho first threo on
tho Biimmlt. When tho battle was ovjer
he had to eschew the camp, and the rest
awaited the fighting line, and nad to
make his way back as best as ho might
to a point where the railway would tako
him up. I heard Gen, Sir Evelyn
Wood say that this officer Is a full col
onel. He went Into action as a com
mon soldier, tearing the straps of his
Kharka uniform that his rank might
not be discovered. For, as Sir Evelyn
remarked, with a humorous twinkle In
his eye, If ho had been discovered he
would have been put under arrest.-
FIGURES TO PROVE IT.
Over 800 British crlmlnnls have been
executed In England since the acces
sion of Queen Victoria.
The household work of the families
In the United States was In 18S0 dona
by 1, 075,053 domestic Servants,
The professional men among our Im
migrants have generally borne a very
I smnll proportion to the total number.
Over one-half the population of
Rhode Island and nearly one-half that
of Connecticut Is employed In the mills.
Over 43 per cent of the Irish citizens
of this country find employment In
some form of personal or professional
Nntve-born farmers of this country
form 2G per cent of Its population; farm
ers of Foreign birth number 17.8 per
Of all the handicraftsmen the car
pent were the most numerous when
the tenth cenpus wuu taken, number
Agricultural statistics Indicate that
England has about 1.840,528 milch cows;
Scotland. 4.!i.31C; Ireland, 1,441,175, and
human skeleton contains 260
Women have usually better eyesight
Sunflower stalks arc now converted
If your friends dan't treat you right,
The cultivation of tobacco Is prohibit
ed In Egypt.
Blotting paper Is made of cotton rags
bollod in soda.
There will not be another transit of
Venus until 1004. '
An elephant's skin, when tanned, is
over an Inch thick.
Indian onk, ono of the hardest of
woods, will Fink In water.
You can do more for yourself than
any man can do for vnu.
A girl can make herself love a man
she hates Just as she can acquire a taste
Never tell a secret to a bride or bride
groom. Walt until they have been mar
Some men do the "devoted slave" act
before they are married and then make
their wives do It forever after.
A man misses his mother when she
dies, for then he has no one he can
Hcure by announcing tht he Is sick.
The head of every C'ftlnese mall In
fant is shaved when he Is tbout a month
old, and a banquet Is u part of the
People who are learning French can
get the exact pronunciation of many
I difficult words by using a phonograph
cylinder, expressly prepared for that
TvVO BEOOAP9 OF PARI8.
An Old Woman Who Died of Starrs
tlon Had Oter ftO.000 ITraocs.
Pcoplo In Paris have been deceive!
recently by two remarkable beggars.
One was an old widow of over 80. 8h
had been living in a house la the Rus
du Texcl, upon the charity of tho other
lodgers. Sho was an object of pity, this
distressed, yet ladylike and gontle old
woman, and the little purse made up
for her each week was contributed to
gladly by those who wero under the
same roof with her. Her room re
mained locked for over forty-eight
hours and the police were called In.
Tho old woman lay upon her bed. A
doctor was cnllcd. He said aho was
dead, and an examination indicated
that tho cause was starvation. There
scorned to be nothing worth making an
Inventory of, but tho police Investigated
perfunctorily and tinder a heap of rub
bish they found 3,500 francs In large
bank notes. A more careful search re
vealed In the ntruw of her bed a heap
of bonds and other securities to the
value of 30,000 francs. The "poor" old
womnn'a helra are bolng sought for, but
there la not tho faintest clue to them.
A clover swindler presented himself
In Paris under tho guise of a deaf mute.
Ho wns first noticed by tho police while
conducting an energetic begging cam
paign from house to house. Upon being
arrested he went Into an energetic pan
tomlmo, to which tho omepra paid llttlo
attention. In the police station he sud
denly lost his Infirmity and uttered a.
torrent of invective against tho police.
It wns afterwardB found out that,
speaking five languages, he had piled
his trade In all the countries of Europe
and with remarkable success. His
method of operation was to visit only
the houses of tho wealthy and to Btrlkei
for large sums. In Paris his operations
netted him not less than fifty francs a
dny. He would first wrlto to tho fam
ilies he Intended to visit. They were
nlwayB of the forolgn colony. The let
ters would detail his pitiable Btate.
They were well written and seemed t
have the impress of truth upon them. A
fow dayB later he would call, and, con
triving to be seen by master or mis
tress, would show a host of certificates
of physicians, mayors of cities and com
missaries of police In proof of what h
hnd written. Tho Interviews with these
wealthy people wero naturally had upon
paper, and the answers to tho questions
put to him would be so beautifully and
carefully written Hint they would sel
dom fall to win the sum sought. This
young man Gustav Remshager is
now held by tho pollco, and his convic
tion Is practically assured.
TRIED TO KILL VICTORIA.
fill Attempt Hato lleen Made on tho
IlrttWh Uueen'i Life.
Since her Majesty camo to the throne
alio has been the subject of six attacks,
but only threo of them can be described
ns attempts on her life. The first at
tack on the Queen occurred on Consti
tution Hill, on June 10, 1840, soon after
her marriage, tho assailant being a pot
boy named Edward Oxford. Two years
later, on May 39, 1842, John Francis
fired nt the Queen when within a few
feet of her carriage. This outrago also
took place on Constitution Hill. In
July of the sarao year a crack-brained
lad named Bean leveled a loaded pistol
nt her Majesty, who was driving from
Buckingham Castlo to the Chapel Roy
al, St, James, but the weapon missed
fire. In May, 1850. Robert Pato, an ex
lleutennnt in the Hussars, as the royal
carriage wins emerging from the Duke
of Cambridge's gate, struck the Queen
with a stick, leaving a mark on her
cheek and crushing her bonnet. In
February, 1872, a youth named Arthur
O'Connor presented an old and un
loaded pistol at her Majesty as she was
entering Buckingham Palace, and on
March 2, 1882, a man named Roderick
Maclean deliberately fired at the Queen
as sho was driving from Windsor Sta
tion to the castle, but no damage waj
The Poor Hilltop.
A well-known bishop, who takes a
prominent Interest In everything af
fecting the working classes, wishing to
Judge for himself whut a Journey In a
workman's carriage was like, took a
ticket and joined the miscellaneous
' crowd who fill these trains on the Great
Eastern Railway, says a London paper.
After a most undignified struggle for
a seat he found himself Jammed In be
tween a navvy, smoking a strong black
pipe, on his right, and an artist in house
patntlng, smelling strongly of his craft,
and carefully balancing a can of green
paint, on his left hand. In addition to
j apprehensions for the safe balance of
1 this can and the very unpleasant odora
arising, tnc good bishop was much
shocked by the bad language which
garnished the conversation of h!s
neighbors. After a particularly strong
expression from the navvy, the bls'hop,
touching him gently, inquired:
"My good man, please tell mo' where
you learn the language you have Ju3t
made use of?"
Tho navvy replied, with a suspicion
of pride In his tone: "Learn It, guv
nor! You can't learn It. It's a gift
that's wot it Is!"
Mm. Kendal's Iteclpe.
Mrs. Kendal, who Is so Justly noted
for her lovely complexion, gives the
following as her complexion recipe; Ten
hours sleep every night; a four-mite
walk every day; vlgorouo rubbing In
cold water; brown bread, ao sweety
and no coffee.
A Curious iluroiueter.
A curious barometer Is used In Ger
many and Switzerland. It Is a jar of
water, with a frog and a little step-ladder
in It. When the frog comes out
of the water and sits on the steps a rain
storm will soon occur.
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