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THE EXPRESS, GANG OF BANDITS HOLD UP A TRAIN. Psenger8 Slightly Wounded In ths Firing--Local Safe Looted SSOO---Pomse and Marshals in Chase the Desperadoes. L T., Oct. 23.--The Kan- City & Memphis express, which a 9:30 Saturday night, was and robbed by the Cook gang at Correta, a blind sial- five miles south of here. enced firing at the and coaches. As soon as the stopped two of the robbers corn- the engineer and firemen to and. when they had dis- marched them in front ot to the baggage and express cars. they forced Express Messenger to open the doors by perforating side of the car with bullets. Mean- two more of the robbers had up a position at the rear end o sleeper to prevent any one escap- two others mounted the platform smoker and baggage car two more the platform between first and second coaches, all keep- up a continual firing. 's in the express ear meanwhile ransacking it, scour- all the money in the local safe. commanded Messenger Ford to the through safe, but when he that the safe was locked at main office and not opened until it its destination they left the The two on the front platform started through the coach, de- r and valuables. When about half way through a train following close behind and Bill Cook, the leader, had all the time remained out- issuing commands, swearing at passengers and shooting, cared for hands to come out. The men on cars jumped out, an4 when all the ground fired a last volley the train and disappeared in the There were eight or ten in the party. Two of them were and the others were half breeds of the passengers were slightly by bullets, but none it is seriously. Missouri Pacific immediately a special train for Little Rock, Supt. W. J. MaKes, and pick- up marshals. United Windom of Mus- ordered all the Indiau police for duty, and will take the at once. The loss to the express is 500. armed men called at the house at Ross station, six miles here, at 10 o'clock and corn- section men to prepare their They were armed to the teeth thought to be a part of the After eating dinner they started and the section foreman followed their hiding place, in the brush ithe banks of Bull creek, where the gang of eight were encamped. County Treasurer Is Murdered. S. C.. Oct. 23.--County Robert Copes was shot and killed yesterday at Orangeburg, where he returning with tax collections. was robbed of the small amount he Gee. Tillman sent the state's to track the murderers offered $500 reward. o'clock last night the telegraph at Orangcburg reports that b negroes have been arrested on evi- not heard at the coroner's in- and that they have all been Wreck on the Illinois Centl. Ill., Oct. 2J.--A curious rail- wreck occurred Saturday night at a small village just across county. An Illinois freight train bound north was by a box ear in the middle of b train flying a track. Two Ass- were in the car, were hird is so badly injured is not expected to live. A tramp in car following escaped without Charged with Embezzling Funds. Pa., Oct. 3.--Associate Collis Faulkner of Center has been held in $1,000 bail for in the quarter sessions court on charge of embezzling taxes eel- and due the borough of Phillips- school district. The shortage is 000. His sureties, Adam Meyer Adams, caused his arrest. taxes are due on the year 1892 ge Faulkner having been that year. ]Postomee Museum Opens To-day. Oct. 23.The post- museum will be formally thrown to the public to-day. Postmaster- Bissell has taken especial in the museum, and has for- its success in every way within The museum is in a large in the court of the postoffice Guests of President Cleveland. BAY. Mass., Oct. 23.--Mrs. mother and the President's were guests at Gray Gables yes- The entire party remained during the davy, which was cloudy. The President now to leave for Washington Tues- of Chicago Iad. 2/. C., Oct. 2&Monroe Chicago, who had seeking a restoration yesterday afternoon. nt to Chicago fol RULING IN THE KOETTING CASE" Decision of the Supreme Court Is Look for To-day. MLWAUKE]C, Wis., Oct. 23.--The b'u- preme court is expected to hand down a decision to-day in the case of John B. Kotting, cashier of the South Side Savings bank. If the lower courts are sustained the ex-eashier and speculator will don a prisoner's garb at Waupun within the next sixty days, which time is required for the court's ruling to reach here. If not, Koetting will have a new trial and perhaps postpone his trip to the state penitentiary for many months to come. In that event State's Attorney Hammel will push the case with all possible haste, and from evidence al- ready brought out it is thought that there will be little trouble to reconvict Koetting. Mr. Ilammel. however,does not anticipate an unfavorable decision and thinks that the Supreme court will decide that Koetting must serve his time. $50,000 FIRE LOSS. Warehouse of the-American Paper Com- pany of Detroit Destroyed. DETROIT, Mich , Oct. 23. A firewhich started early yesterday morning in a warehouse of the American Paper com- pany on West Larned street destroyed in all $50,000 worth of property. The five-story structure occupied by the paper establishment was destroyed, and two small buildings on either side were completely demolished by the falling walls. Two other small struct- ures adjacent sustained severe damage by falling walls fire, and water. The loss on the paper company's stock was about $10.000, with only $3,500 insur- ance. All the buildings destroyed carry light insurance. Allx Defeats Directum. BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 23.--About 15,000 people saw the race Saturday between Alix and Directum. Even with Direc- tum's managers knowing, as they must, that he would not be equal to the task, the public money made the stallion favorite in the betting before the first heat. Of 0curse this changed after the first heat, when the mare trotted right away from him and won easily in 2:09. The second heat was little more than a farce, the mare winning in 2:14. Then Directum was allowed to draw out of the contest on the pretense of being ill, and the mare, to compensate in some measure for the disappoint- ment to the crowd, went an exhibition mile in 2:07. Emma Hunt's Murderer Captured. ALBION, N. Y., Oct. 23.William Lake, who murdered Emma Hunt last week was captured yesterday after- noon. He offered no resistance and was lodged in jail here. Lake acknowl- edged he committed the crime and said that, after knocking the woman sense- less, he cut her throat and hacked her with a butcher knife. The murderer's real name is Fuller. He was born in Middleport, N. Y. He says that the only reason he had for killing the girl was her refusal to reciprocate his love. Her refusal turned bis love to deadly hate. Attempt to 'reck a Train. SAG ]]RIDGE, IlL Oct. 23.--An attempt was made to wreck the lte train on the Alton road tvo miles east of here at 1 o'clock yesterday morning. For- innately the attempt was a failure, for there were about 300 passengers on board. Ties had been placed along the track just inside the rails. The engine pilot struck them in such a manner they were thrown off the track. It is believed by some the obstruction was plaeed on the track by tramps. The officials of the road were as once no- tified and detectives have been sent to i nve stigate. ]'flwaukee Convict Escape. IILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 23.August Walden, who was serving a three years' sentence at the house of correction for burglary, made his escape about 6 Saturday night, and all efforts of the authorities to recapture or get track of the escaped prisoner has proved futile. Walden was emplored as a baker, and at quitting time he coolly walked by the guard and out into the street. He wore a baker's cap, and the guard, mistaking him for the foreman, al- lowed him to pass unchallenged. Train Bobbers Captured. ABILENE, Texas, Oct. 23.The news s current on the streets here that three of the four train robbers who successfully held up the westbound passenger train near Gordon at noon Friday were captured near Strawn Saturday by Texas rangers and that all of the three were badly wounded as a result of a pitched battle between themselves and the rangers when be. ing arrested. Another Lynching Probable, OSSAWATOMIE, Kan., Oct. 23. Charles Carr, alias Brummel, a tough charac- ter, brutally assaulted Rose Chandler, 14 years old, yesterday afternoon. A pursuing par.ty captured the man and lodged him in jail. A mob is organiz- ing and a lynching is probable. Damaged by the Storm. ST. JOIIN'S, N. F.. Oct. 23.--Th steamer Silvia, from PHleyes island reports extensive damage caused in that neighborhood by recent storms. The unusually high waves carried away the wharves and water side im- provements. Closes Its Session at alesburg. GALESSUR6, Ill, Oct. 23.The annual convention of the Illinois Christian En. dearer Union closed last night, and it has been one of the best the union has held. Special services were held in the various churches yesterday. Fort Sully Is Now Abandoned. PIERBE, S. D., Oct. 23.Treops from Fort Sully marched to the city yester- day and are in camp. They will start for Fort Nlobrara. Neb., by special train to-day. Fort Sully is abandoned THE CZAR IS DYING. ANOTHER CHANGE INDICATES THAT THE END IS NEAR. Imperial Family Greatly Alarmed--Poli- tics and Buslnes's in St. Fetersburg at a Standstnl--AI1 Await the Be- suit--Cable News. ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 29.It is an- nounced here that the condition of the czar is desperate. There seems to be no longer any reasonable doubt that he is rapidly approachin his end. A dispatch received here from Livadia announced that the condition of the czar has changed for the worse rapidly and the imperial family is described as being alarmed at the )resent condition of the sick man. A special dispatch received subse- quently from Livadia says that the czar last evening suffered from a sud- den spasm of the heart which com- pelled him to lie down. llis condition became so critical that his confessor, Father Yanischcw. was hastily sum- monad. It is reported here that an imperial edict will be published on Monday next intrusting the regency to czare- witz, Gen. Count Vorontsoff-Dachoff, aid-de-camp of the emperor and m4nis- ter of the imperial house; K. P. Pobie- bonostzeff, the procurator general of the holy synod; Actual Privy Councilor Witte, minister of finance; Actual Councilor Durndvo, minister of the in- terior, and Gen. Vannovski, the minis- ter of war. LONDON, OCt. 22.--A dispatch to the Standard from St. Petersburg says that for many years the city has not been so shaken by anxiety as now. Buyers could not be found at the bourse except at ruinous prices. All politirs is in abeyance. The question of protecting the Russians in China is not discussed. Instrucions have been received from Livadia showing that the czar is now unable to attend to the most urgent matters. Between the Bear and Lion. ST. PETERSBURG,  2. The Novoc Vremya declares that in the event of the military intervention of Great Britain in Afghanistan Russia will be compelled to take similar action. The Novoe Vremya adds that this joint action upon the part of Great Britain and Russia will necessarily lead to the partition of Afghanistan between these two powers. Say Ameer Is Better. SmLA, Oct. 22.--The latest tntell- gence received here from Cabool is dated Oct. 13; upon that date the ameer of Afghaniston had improved in health. Duchess of Montrose Reported Dying. LooN, Oct. 22.The duchess of Montrose is reported to be dying. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Chicago, Washington. I'hiladelphL and rlttsburg Directors. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 22.--The promoters of the new American asso- ciation of baseball clubs met here yes- terday and elected W. S. games, of this city, president and secretary. Mr. games was formerly connected with the Athletic club of this city, a mem- ber of the old American association. The board of directors is composed of managers in the following cities: Philadelphia. Washington. Pittsburg and Chicago. The selection of the eighth club has been left to a committee comprising Philadelphia. Pittsburg and Milwau- kee, with full power to act. The con- tract is brief, not being over 200 words in length. It does not contain any reserve option or release = . clause. THE QUANTICO SUSPECT. Fails to Satisfactorily Explain His Re- cent Travels. CI,CINNATL Oct. 22.--Charles Mor- gan field, the suspected Quantico train robber now under arrest here, was notified at the hospital yestcrdaythat it was not necessary to amputate his broken leg. This gave him the greatest satisfaction and he consented to talk. He said he was a gaml/ler and spent his summers in the north and his winters in the south. Being asked how he came to break his leg boarding a freight train he said he had come from Pittsburgon a freight train and had got off at Winton place. He then tried to board another and was hurt. He de- nied having been recently in Cumber- land, Md., but on being asked how he got a pill box with the name of a Cum- berland druggist, he said he might have passed through Cumberland. He is still under charge of the police. Talked to the Y. M. C. A. SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 22.--At the annual convention of the Young Men's Christian association of Illinois yes- terday Prof. J. M. Coulter, president of .Lake Forest university, Chicago, de- livered an address on "Our United Work." It was well received. Just before noon a gift service was held at which $3,000 was pledged for the prose- cution of work by the state committee during the coming year. Waer Gets Five Years. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 22.It tooka jury in the Unites States court less than half an hour yesterday to find Henry Waer, the Chicago counterfeiter, guilty of the crime with which he was charged and Judge Suman sentenced him to five years' imprisonment at hard labor in the Waupun prison, his term to begin at noon to-day. Watching for Firebugs. DFrVZR, Oct. 22.Half a dozen fires of incendiary origin have destroyed over 0,000 worth of property in Col. fax, across the river from Denver dur- ing the last two days. A vigilance committee has been formed to patrol the streets at night, and the firebugs will be lynched if caught. INCREA.E REGULAR ARMY. Adjt-GerL Ruggles Becommends ]llking the Enlisted Strength SO,COO. WASmTO.n, Oct. 22. -- Adjt.-Gen. Ruggles has made a separate report to Gem Sehofield, commanding the army, in which is a recommendation that the enlisted streugth of the army be in- creased to 30.000, so as to give a maximum of $25,000 as to the regimental fighting force. This maximum is only about two thirds of the minimum orraniza- tion prescribcl by the revised statutes for cavalry, artillery and infantry regiments, yet it will enable the gov- ern meat to reorganize its atillery into seven reghnents for coast defense and field artillery and its infantry into three battalion regiments without in- terfering with the strength of the cavalry. TYLER'S FAST RIDING. Cover Two lulls% Standing Start. In '4:03. and Breaks, a Lot of Beeords. VAL'rlIA31, Mass. Oct. 22. HasTy Tyler performed the most remarkable cycling feat of the season yesterday afternoon on the Waltham track, beat- ing the previous world's two mile standing start record by 12 seconds nd at the same time going a second faster than the world's flying start record. Tyler was paced by three tandems and they carried Tyler wt about his limit. His distances were: Quarter, :28 1.5; third, :42 1-5; half, 1:01 1-5; two thirds, 1:0 4-5; three fourths, 1:30 1-5: mile. 2:00; mile and a quarter, 2:30 1-5: mile and a third, 2:40 3-5; mile and a half. 3:04; mile and two thirds. 3:22 1-5; mile and three quarters, 3:32 2-5, two miles. 4:03. Rpeet for Lafayette. FOR YOUN(00 FOLKS. INT]]|'ING RADIN rOl OTm AN] G IELLS. The Gallant Deed of Chortles, ]e Oab|n nOyl How He Saved the Ship stud Became nmoua  BudIF ]tfhtened. During the wars betwee France and England, previous to the Ameri- can Revolution, the ship. Goo Tidings, of Philadelphia, commanded by Cap- fain Hezekiah Snlffin, a member of the Society of Friends. sailed from ,New York with a cargo of produce bound to England. When within sight of her destined port, the Quaker ship was chased by a small French man-of-war. Captain Snifltn endeavored to escape, but finding that tim enemy was rapid- ly gaining, and would be alongside in short order, he and his two officers ceased their exertions, and retired to their state-rooms for the purpose of se- curing a few trifles which they desired o carry with them into captivity. The cabin-boy Charles, a bright young PhUadelphian of fifteen years, followed his eaptain, and asked if nothing more was to be done to save the ship. Tim master replied that it would be use- less; that if they submitted quietly they would probably receive gOod treatment, whereas to offer opposition would be but to incur the ill will of the Ftenchmen, which would be vented upon them, to their sorrow. Charles then returned to the deck, and address- ed the orew of fifty men telling them that he had a plan by which they might save tliemselves from a foreign prison, lie then explained to them what he proposed to do, and the sail- ors agreed to place themselves under his command and to execute his orders PARlS, Oct. 22:--Capt. Nathan Apple- faithfully. A few minutes later the ton. the delegate of the Society of th French cutter ranged alongside and Sons of the American Revolution, of made fast; then seeing that no opposi- tion was to be made to their boarding, Massaehusetts at 3 o'clock yesterday all but about a dozen of them Jumped fternoon placed upon the tomb of en the deck of the merchantman, most Gen. Lafayette, in Picpus cemetery, of them diving below in search of pinn- the bronze emblem of the society which def. was forwarded here for that purpose. The moment arrived for which All the leading Americans in Paris and Oharles had waited. Giving the signal, the descendants of the French who to his men, he bounded over the bul- took part in the war of independence, wark rail, his trusty foil@warn at his glde Before the few stsp'tied men- as well as the surviving members of 0'-war'| men could recover their wits, the Lafayette family, were present. |sveral of the saUors cut the lashings that held the two vessels together, Close Schools to Listen to Stevenson, while the remainder qulckIy overpow- MOUN VEnNON, Ill.. Oct. 22.--Vies- ered the scanty guard that had been President Stevenson addressed about 5,000 people here yesterday. His speech was principally devoted to a discussion of the tariff and other economic meas- ures The crowd was so large that his voice could not be heard on the outskirts. Out of respect to the Vice- President the schools closed at 19 o'clock. A. J. Hunter addressed an immense crowd at night. W. E. Ma- son, Chicago, addressed the republi- can s at night. on the utter. While the discom- fited Frenchmen stood on the deck of the Good ldings, looking at their ves- sel only a ew yards away, sailing a oume parallel with their ownv Charles hailed and ordered that the port Just should be steered for, threaten- tug that if they refused he would blow them out of the water with their own guns. To make his threat effectual ho the men to the guns and provided them wit lighted atches. Under- Itanding that their lives depended upon bedience, they sorrowfully steered into the port of their enemies,, followed by Ex-County Treasurer Sued. the cutter with the English flag hoist- SIOVX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 22.--Three ed above the Frencl Upon coming suits were begun yesterday by the to anchor, communication was had county against ex-Treasurer W. A. with the shore, and a detachment of Kiefer to recover $20,000 on each of oldlers was sut off to iron the pris- three official bonds which he gave dur- 0nsrs and mount guard over them. ing his term as county treasurer. It is Vqhen the particulars of this daring claimed that hc was in the habit of riced became known the gallant boy was commissioned a midshipman in drawing interest On the funds in his the royal na;y. He became one of the hands and appropriating it to his own use; also that he kept all the fees paid into his office. Shot at the Cashier. NEW YORK, OCt. 22.--A crank en- tered the Clinton Place bank in Astor place yesterday afternoon and de- manded $1,000 from Paying Teller Iiind. The teller told the man to wait. As Hind turned away the stranger fired a revolver at him and a bullet flew by Iiind's head, burying itself in the adjoining woodwork. The man was seized and turned over to the police. Iowa Stock reeders Adjourn. AMES, Iowa, Oct. 22.--The annual convention of the Improved Stock Breeders' association of Iowa was brought to a close Thursday evening by a banquet tendered by the faculty of the college and the business men of Ames. The two days' session was filled with good programs and a large attendance made the convention a de- cided success. In Memory of Tarrytown Heroes. TARRYTOWn. N. Y.. Oct. 22.The memory of revolutionary heroes was honored yesterday by the unveiling of a handsome monument to the seventy- six soldiers from Tarrytown who fought in the war for independence. The day was the 113th anniversary of the surrencer of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Killed by a Stock Train. "'DORCHESTER. Nab., Oct. 22.Mrs. Mary Sawyer anp her daughters, aged 16 and 18, were struck by a fast stock train on the Burlington yesterday afternoon while crossing the track about a mile east of town. The mother and younger daughter were instantly killed, and the other daughter was fatally injured. May Be Another Lynching. NOBFOLK, Neb., Oct. 22,--There is much excitement here and talk of lynching John Phillips of Mead Point distinguished officers in the Eng- ish service, and rose to the rank of and Commander-in-chief. Be- ng knighted by his sovereign, he came to be known as Sir Charles Wager.- Harpers Young People. The Llltle "tVuitrez Serious little Lucy comes, Quite demure and still. Carries papa's breakfast cup, Lest a drop should spill. ,Very smooth her braided halr 'ery trim her gown, q -\\; Grave her lips, but twinkles hide In her eyes of brown. Papa greets his littb maid With a smile and kiss. "Sweet the cup comes by such Charming maid as this!" The Intrepid Fishers. The French people are extremely fond of angling, thougil their streams who was detected while attempting to are comparatively destitute of fish. and r. y assault -year-old Nellie Gibson. The their lakes and ponds are few. Many nervous and excitable on occasions, are content to sit by a stream with a pole and wait all day for a bite. In a certain country town not far from Paris there exists an ancient fishing club, named the Intrepid Fish- era of Marpignon.. A pretty stream goes through Marpignon, but for many, many years not one fish had been seen in this stream, So the Intrepid fish- era had nothing to do. The axdtement may be imagined, therefore, when the word ran through lgnon that a large habel--a very and gamy fish--had been seen m the stem. The Intrepid fishers turn- ou and htv ascertained that was indeed a barbe111 the mats st0 the water accused is in jail, surrounded by a strong guard. The mob is threatening. AIIx and Directum Meet To-day. BOSTON, OCt. 22.--To-day on the track at Mystic park Alix, queen of the turf, and Directum, the handsome big black stallion, will go for a stake of $16,000, a purse of ,000 and a $10,000 hat. Less Exeltement nt Lourenzo Malqlue LNDO, Oct. 22.--A dispatch to the Pall Mall Gazette from Jamesburg says that the excitement at Lourenzo Ma- qnez, Delagoa bay, is quieting down. It is added, however, that the town la still surrounded by large numbers of Kaffira Utte llstance above and below WIll: 8rThtmatinga, so that he could not get away, they ranged themselves Joy* fully fl0ng the stream with hook an4 line, and all went to fishing for the one fish. By and by one intrepid fisher caught him, and immediately threw him back in the water. In the course of time anuther caught him and did the mime. For three days the intrepid fishers kept at their work. catching this one barbel; and at the end of that time the fisl died of exhaustion and los of blood. Then the intrepid fishers count- ed up the notches that they had made on their fishDoles, and the man who hacI caught the barbeI the most times was declared the champion flsherma of Marptgnon, and received great l-. or Badly lrilgbtene Dwellers in the tropics must cvnstan- ly guard against the many poisonous insects and reptlIes which lrk in ere- vices and damp corners. The centi- pede, for example, is unpleasantly so. eial in habits, while its dread neighbor, the, tarantula, whose bite means par- alysis or death, frequents old houses, as weU as stables and courtyards. Wc had a fight the other day writes . a lady fl'om the West Indies, which has made us very particular about searching our sleeping-rooms. It all arose from the ramblings of a small ' centipede, who would not stay at home but wandered across mamma's face l the night, and stung her badly when she tried to brush him, off. I Her face was so swollen and pain- fur the next day that I suppose we were a bit nervotm about the danger to. ourselves. I know that when I went to take my siesta at noon I looked about my room careflllly, but seeing nothing, wrappe a shawl about me ] and fell asleep. Waking, I opened my eyes Lzlly, taking In the objects about me one by one. Suddenly my blood ran cold On my pillow, scarcely a foot away, was a cluster of dark. hairy lttle legs, be- tokening the presence f the tarantu! With one bound I was in the middle f the- floor, seizing the baby from his crib, nud threw ope the door, wildly down.- the corridor, Quick, a cacatar" Sleepy faces appeared at all the doors, btt sleep gave place to horror, and we armed 0xmdvu hastily f0r the combat. Tarantulas are very vllo when at- tacked, and have been known to Jump six feet; so we proceeded cautiously, Seguda, the cook. going first with an axe. We looked through the room, but found no trace of the tarantula. Then we searched more carefully, and final. ly made an exhaustive examination of the minutest crannies, but still noth- ing. At last the genius of the party sug- gested that I lie down as before; and she proved her theory--that the knot- ted fringe of my shawl was the bug- ear that had turned us all pale with fright I He Went on the Train, An American lady who spoke very little French, was getting into a train for Dleppe at Paris last summer. She had a little white dog under her arm. One of the railway guards stepped up to her, and touching hls cap, said somewhat pompously: "Madame, you cannot take your dog on the train." "But I take my dog'--the lady began brokenly. "Madame. the rules admit no exeep- ilion. You must put your dog in a bas- ket and pay his fare." "But my dog is different, sir"-- "Your dog must go as all other dogs do!" The American lady was becoming excited. "But my dog is--Is--is--oh, I can't think of the word--I'll put him in my valise!" "Impossible!" "O sir, take the dog yourself," the lady exclaimed. "I cannot take the dog, madam It is contrary to regulations." A gTeat crowd had gathered by this time. 'l'ho American lady was begin- ning to cry; but suddenly she thrust her dog willy-nilly, into the guard's hands; and then he. discovered, to his intense astonishment, that the animal was shifted. The crowd roared with laughter. The guard gave the dog to the tziumph- aut American htdy, who had all the time been trying vainly to remember the word empallle; and she cok It on board. .%n Old Lady's Boas Those who have charge of charltable institutious for the aged poor will tell you that uo topic is more pleasing to some poor old women than the dlecus- sion of their "better days," when they were the fortunate possessors of "ev- erything heart could wish for," as they are apt to express it. One old lady never tires of describ- ing file finery she had when she was a bride; another boasts of having once owned a "gold-band chany tea-t" and six "solid silver teaspoons;" while a third dwells at great length on the elegance of a flowered silk gown and a satin parasol with 12"inge fifteen inches long that she once owned. One poor old woman never says anything until the others are done boasting. Then she calmly remarks- "Well, I never had no chany tea things, nor no silk gowns nor embroid- ered petticoats, nor open-work stoe- Ings, nor gold ear-drops, nor nothin' o that sort; bnt I have had four husbands and l'd llke to know if any of you m beat tlmt l" Curiou Legal Tenders. Here is a note for coin conector It is probable that no boy who has cole lected the tokens of various nations has ever before heard of the elrculat lug medium which a Mexican traveler once discovered while traveling through the great republic on its souwestern bol'ders As the story goes, the travel- er bought some Ureas, and gave th girl who sold them one dlar in pay= meat By way of change she returner him fort.nine pieces of soap the sfse of aswet t After expreMln hs  n ilcomcer who wlt- ne88  incident informed him that 8o WM a 10Jtl tender J that lgs