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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - July 16, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY M0BNJN6. JULY 16,1890. GOWNS OF FAIR WOMEN. OLIVE HARPER'S INTERESTING LETTER ON CUllRENT FASHIONS. UM17 n�nd*om� Drum Thnt II�vr neon Mad* at Horn* tir Abrunil for fiuma Ttm� Are Jntt H�Klanlng to Bee the IJtht of r��j. [Bpcct&l Oorroaiwnilence. J New Yons, Jnly 8.-Dainty, pretty jownn that were made, or may bo imparted, daring Lent are only now seeing tbeir first daylight since then, and some Will etill bo liept a ecraplo or threo weolca GICCnKTS TO TF.LL. tnore until the soaaon at the fashionable resorts haa gotten into fall swing. Last woek I helped a couple of young friends of mine to pae'rf for Saratoga. Bnt before I say much about t'.io dresses let mo tell bow they wcro picked, to that oach dress will looi as fresh and crisp after a month's wear as if just from the hands of the fairy godmother. There is for caoh dra'a a larso, flat, pasteboard box eomo 8 foot loaj and about 30 inches wido by 4 d:*ep. Theso bo^es �ro quite, but not unusually, stronj. Tho dress a'.:i:-t i* ta'rflu ut tho middle of the belt and at Cui byttoin in f'rotit ir.iJ then bold ti;;'it an.l laid flat on bed or floor, nnd thu bac': folded laajtlrwfoa i.� tlirca f.ilda and hept without writi'-Jos, and U patted and pnllu.l out i;nito smooth. Thun t'.iia bl.ii.l caroftilly i.ito th3 box nnd folded down tj (it in without pressing. Tho waist ii also f jld^d neatly nnj laid in thu boz, both e'.art and badioe right sida out. If thu dr�u does or does not quite fill the box a sheet of lino tissue paper is laid owr it. Each dreas ij placed in its separate box, und tho noma of it written on the top so that there will ba no cou-fusinu. Each gown ba3 its laco sown in neck or sleeves and its ribbon trimming In thu same box, so that it ij also kjptin ts best condition. We will suppose that one of theso two tfy lirls la relating this recret to her ^^t friend. Among tho dresses which carried nway was ouo which sho L0^ sho o_"pected would bo very ef-u>t the races, whero she would ^jSnvays have a background of ^^wra of cream colorod India j ardinul flower:), l!io tsiirt Cji tangled in;u3 of wrin'.:l�i .fonnin-; partial paniers. \\ and vest front were of i'lilo the hat and parasol |jVho came fervid color. it cardinal crocheted \p*-mal touch to tho color in the tho brilliance j.' had a pretty U Burah, mado knifo �ildrt. Her 1 tho md long, rainless mimmcra are set forth In tho encyclopedias it is not my purposo to explain them, Butsoinsof the effects of this state of affairs will not bo without interest to eastern fanners at least. To sny that except whero irrigation is practiced tho fields becomo dried np sand banks is but to relate what every one might expect. But tho resulting danger from field fires nnd tho practice of insuring tho grain in tho field against loss from fires aro features of this conn-try which aro novel. Grain insurance lias come to bo an extensivo branch of business, r.nd has some interesting features. The basis of valuation Is figured at so many i>onnds of grain to the acre, and is insured at one cent per pound upon the estimated yield. Th3 promlnmi aro at tho rate of one and one-half cents on the dollar of insurance, and it continues in force for three months. This is fibred as sufficient timo to allow tho grain to ripen a:ni be harvested afU�r it becomes dry enough to burn in the fields. If a farmor writes insurance on the throe months basis, but gets bis grain in the ware houso before tho time expires, ho Is entitled to a rebate or draw back on his premiums. When the grain is stored in waro houses it is then insurable on nnother basis. Tin soliciting insurance agent gets a commission of "0 per cent of tho premiums. To keep track of such a largo number of short time policies requires an army of clerks. The salaries of theso clerks, together with tho commissions of agents and tho profits to the companies, which aro usually Urge, all como down and constitnto a heavy tax on the farming community. When therefore wo cat hot cakes mado from California wheat, and compnto from tho cost to the consumer what the profits of tho farmer arc, wo must not overlook tho army which intervenes between the horny handed tillers of tho so>' and our breakfast cakes. Nature seems to have conspired with the speculative spirit of men in this case. W. G. Benton. Katherlne Eleanor Conway. Boston', July 8.-Miss Catherine Eleanor Conway, of this city, ia a poet and critic of exceptional talent. Miss Conway was born in Rochester, N. Y., but has been for many years a literary worker of Boston. Miss Conway is on the edi- KATHEIUNK ELKANOIl CONWAY. torinl staff of Boyle O'Reilly's journal. The Pilot. Sho has published n volnmo of poems called 'tOa the -Sunrise Slope." and edited for Mr.,. Clara Urskine Clement, tho we'd known art writer, a volume entitled "Christian Symbols and Stories of tho Saints." An exquisitely bound copy, in white velvet and gold. w:is sent to 1'oik' Leo XIII, and his holiuess iic-fcnowh'd jvd it in an autograph letter. In her early girlhood Miss Conway camo under the personal influence and instruction of Bishop M'Quoid, one of the most distinguished Catholic prelates in America, and under this stimulus her literary gifts were harmoniously developed. Miss Conway is tho president of the Roxbury branch of the Catholic union; she ij a leading member in the Woman's Press club, and i3 very much in demand before clubs and societies as a reader of her own papers. Miss Conway was tho first Catholic v/omun ever invited to address the Woman's union in Boston, an organization that while nut sectarian ii still positive in Protectant tendencies. Miss Conway has a peculiarly earnest and impressive presence, and unnsmd as aru her gills, nnd fmel,#.j Bhe expressej them, of her it ni.'; still bo well said: Tbtf poefj (Wp, |K>ellc heart L� better lli.ui liiu'h fa:iio. PWiodJ .1� * V� liarilk, � N % �^ �h"l\j.,itood tlndt^^^rrhe t to match the tty, '�o. usota or fans as the Iioiri Oi.ivk IU: An Anecdote t,r Arteimit Waril. New Yor.k. July 8.- The fear of death always remained with Artemns Ward (Charles F. Brown), and even nfter ho had become famous ho resorted to some of tho strangest freaks to drive it away. 1 have been told of bis getting rip one morning at 2 o'clock and going lto the residence of a lady who woe a 'great admirer of his. He rang the bell, "and she come down to the parlor rub-;_'ng her eyes. '"|Madam," Enid Artemus, "I hope you *' excuse mo for disturbing you at an unseasonable hour, but youi does fry pork so delicious!}' that I fcmcd on your friendship to the ex-of asking yon to have her fry me n ce now." "Certainly, Mr. Brown," said the aily, amazed at tho request. But the awoke the cook, who fried the pork and served it in tho dining room. Ward nut down gravoly ut thu table and pte it. He kept up a running conversation and the lady answered in sleepy yawns. When the pork was eaten Ward went out to the corner of Iho street and \iughed so long and loud' that a polic  oGiSer threatened to Ui>�Iiiin to on insane uuylum utile** lie v�r.t homo. E. J. ROYAL FLUSHES. EAT, FIELD INSURANCE It .f California UelooT* \at Comutluu.*. VfdeiW"d , - . June 38.-The foot thai i ttVilmij except when \Uottwn throuadiqpt' l:�a� A c'jaroeterwtlo of' $,t*te. Vt just Why theu \ occur ia not l\DrivuUi upartinuuts. j Tht* Miluii) biu� ]>.iriluntil oil primmer** cunvicU'il lunlt'r tin? coinmoii law in tbe Ututid of C'rute who** m:�Uucuh do uul uxceud Ibrco yearn Prince nud Princess llndKlvill imvlnyset tltw exivniplw of Klvln^ dinncru in the Dtud towor, PurU hociety U following thu fiwh Ion, TUubt} diutKM-u uuinu v*ij ' bltfh. but Uiey nmut btivv ibum. Prluw liUmurok purpours forming ut SoUooUttUHon a museum of tli-^ tunny glfu tbiit havr been mule him, ~*l*hc pluc^ of bouor iu tbe collection wilt be telvea to a portrait of tl>o prutMmt �mp�r9rt�� I ' Prlnoo OcorRo of Wnlen jtttAutletl a &Urat ,u|^bt In Ixmdou, und, puiveiviu^fu baud-, lum\ifho wna |K)ixtied up on n fuunddn nt 11 ok rudely and intwrruptluy tbe �ier-cuum, wout und puilud tuo follow down wKUout ccrvmony, to the grant ilvllght of 1 Ut* boUoluJob Umrn Thm ���t TelegraphQ*t Oat of th� BaslnvM After m Few Year*-Many of Th�tn Vvtmr Usdlaln*, Law ami J��r* nallsm. One-third of the tclcymph o pern tore of the coiiutry are continually preparlnt tbeniiKtvew for other profwwlons, while tbr other two-third* nre continually thinking of doing so. Of tbe 100 men working- on the regular night force In the Western Union nuiln office thlrty-elx of them are either Ktudylog or working at something eirie lUyn. They nre divided up as follows: Doc*torn. 8; lu\vyera.o; tntaiHtern, 8; broker*. 3l lu-turr*, 'J; manngers, iw.i esMite deulens at; inventors, 4; book ngetiU, 1; iuunufiieturvrn( I; toUglnwrn, 1; an* thorM, t; commercial buBintWH, 1; electric** mipply HgentB, 1; compears of inusic, 1. The method of mftkiug the change in different fn>m that employed by men in othw*i of Hfo. Operators never have fat places thrust upon them. ThU is becainu they never come in contact with leaders in the buMinesH world. So if they ever expect to get anything better they liiust ttMicti for it. Most of tbe operators who desire a clmngo are men of families, consequently they have to move discreetly and do considerable economical juggling. Being without any capital except their own energy imd anibition they choose a pro-fenhion. The two most in favor are medicine and law. The next thing to be done irt to h'.qui.-u It. But this isn't such an easy matter. FAYOKAULK UOURa OT WORK. The only thing In their favor is their lionm of duty. These nre regular. Telegraph oltlcon have three sepanite forces. The day force reports for duty ut 8 a. in. and in off at WW p. m.; tbe regular night force relieve* the day force at that hour; the all night force relieves the night force at 1:^0 a. m., and Is iu turn relieved ut 6 by the day force again. The regular night force ia the most available, and the smalt army of aspirants for greatness In other runkH struggle upon it. They are given no extra privileges by the companies, but nre subjected to the same stringent rule* and regulations tLut govern the rest of the men. In fact, vbey have a harder time of it than the majority of the operators, because they are ordinarily strictly first class, aud aro consequently compelled to do the hardest work. All these men who nre striving to shake loose from telegraphy were originally country b;iys. The vilhi^e* whyrv they Wi-ht. to an.I wiiere 1 hey afterward learned telegraphy grew too m.iall for them, and they came 10 New York, where they eoiild do better. Al.niy eujiitrymen, nfter b;ien\/mg several yeiirs iu this city, enter cut lege* and gru.i.uiu.' with honors During the suiunier vi,uaions they return to toe vity and work day nnd uight. Iu this way they make enough money to run them through the college year. Dozens oi such men Hock to the city every sumniei uf ut cointneucemenL aud remain until the college opens hi the fall t>gain. As the summer season is the time when the telegraph companies do their biggest bu^iuess. they don't have any trouble iu getting all the work they waut. The number of telegraphers who drift into newspaper work is ulso largtx There its Mearcely a paper of any importance in thin country that doesn't number several ex-telegraphers upon Itn HtafT. In New York there area score or more, Thewe men were uauully employed by tue various press as-s cmtiuDH and news pa pern us operators. ^rohahly the only man engaged in the \ tegraph business who doesn't care to get t it uf it is John IJraut, an operator at l&> iiroadw;iy. lie Is a b.iuLer on quite an extensive scale. For twenty years he has worked for the Western Union hi this city and limned money to the hoys. The majority of operators have a way of spending their money long before pay days, widen occur on the l.'.th and l*t of every month. Dr.tnt is their l>euefactor und his He loans them a certain sum, depeuding entirely upon who the person is, for two weeks at 5 per cent., without security. It la estimated that he loans�l,0OJ in thisway u mouth, and he is said to have accumulated a considerable fortune. ATTITUDE OF THE COMPANIES. The higher officials of the various companies are said to view the evolutionary movement with disfavor. This is not strange, for the men who are working out of the l.ubinebs are usually the companies' hist The companies do not put any obstacles in the men's way, ucithcrdo they give them ahelping hand. They consider that the men are using the telegraph as a stepping stone to something better, and they spi inkle just enough congealed water upon the HlepH to make them �lippury. If toe men mout.t them iu safety they take it good imturedly; if the men slide to the bottom they are aatisUed. One olUcial, when asked what aid the companies gave their men who desired to better their woildly coudition, said: "We girt tStmi uo aid, because it wouldn't do. We look upon all our men alL.eand treat Uuim all alike. The students are governed by the same rules that govern the other men. They have uo privileges over any one else. If thuy want to get off before their time is up thvy have to I'Ut their names in the early book and take their chances with.tbe rest of the men. If w� can spare them we let them go; If we can't they have to work, no matter bow tired or sleepy they may be^ We blrs them as operators, and all that we roquu* of tbum is that they will do the work for which they were employed. If they want to attend college during tho day time they can. That's uone of our business. But because they do isn't any reason why we should show any partiality. After they have secured their diploma, however, UMiully arrange their hours In such a wuy that they cau have the duy to devote to working up a practice. Uut until theu no concession* are made, und they are uot even allow**! to study In the oiiiee, even i! they uid have the time." Notwithstanding the last statement the meu ilo Ktudy iu tho oWoe. Uut they do ii clandestinely. TLty carry a little volume a'jftut iu their pockets,nud whenever th� rv l a lull in business they take it out &ud r ad Us pages, which they screen with messages. Tlie chiefs 01 the various divisions iu which the meu work know it, but , never interfere. Thaw �**-" **i sympathy with tin* men, and have a dlspo-1*1- * I give them a lift wbeuc.^i- ihey can.-New ' York San, _ j Sutouitm'm Temple K� Much, j Solomon's temple, as des .ribud In the S-'Kpture*, would uot now be regarded as a very imposing structure. Its length whs 1U7 ftvt. breadth 80 feet j;nd height M fjet; the porch was 86 feet loug aud 16 feet wide, "o, cu the whole, you see It did uot surpass mnyy private house* of the present jay, ' -n It was looked upon as one of tht woa-isrM of the 1 ti�I*ot wnrhL-OhaU*r. COST A MOUNTAIN "IOI�, Aml a Makt�� Carop Out WttUeui K^utiiments. Tphe U-year-old sou of liter. 0. V.-VIn-; eent.orG/woloy,aiii the dtwjghujrof ex-O'tverpor Eitan uaiirweot an tutp^rlqupo ona nlglttwhioh will be ronaimitwre-l U the ndiQif Oicir-duya. They bod ellmbod Up on the njouutAlns thu day before, and while walking up Boulder canyon conceived the idea of climbing to the ut;iof the foothills to the south, and from there see the sun set. Another lady was with tnem, but, ocmg consumptive, she soon gave out, rthd young Vlnctint, took her down to the rond again nttd'thch climfwd up after his partner in the tramp. The place opposite the- Maxwell tunmd, where the climb won undertaken, Is perhaps the rockiest nnd hardest to climb, as well as the most dangerous In the hoighborhootl. There is no gradual ascent, bat it is a climb from the very start over the roughest of precipices, places where, if once reached, It would be difficult to turn back and retrace the steps or the climbing. Young Vincent nnd Miss Raton, bent upon seeing the san set, climbed on, and did not notice that It was already getting dark in the valleys. Overhead all was bright. Long before they reached the top, however, the sun had set, and the two were suddenly confronted with the tact that night was drawing on, that they could uot possibly retrace their steps, and that they knew of no way to get down the hill. There was a good trail and wagon road ou tho other side of tho hill, it w:u throe-quarters of a mile from the lost wanderers and they knew not of its existence. Besides this they bad not yet roiched the top. In the twilight they crowled upward, sometimes crawling on hands and knees, sometimes needing all their strength to enable them to get ahead. It was a hard climb, resulting in bleeding nnd torn hands nud torn clothes. When the top of tho hill was finally reached the couple got their bearings and eon Id see In what direction Boulder lay. Thoy could see the reflections of the Argo Smelting works on th� clouds; they could see the electric llghta of Denver: thoy could Inter on see the outlines of Boulder and her electric lights, but they could not get down. Except on the trail the descent is, even in daytime, not tho safest, and at night absolutely dangerous. The ravines and gorges are deep, and the precipices overhanging and steep. At many places the rocks present a perpendicular height of 1C0 to 300 feet. Some of the gorges and pitfalls are seldom seen by the human eye. The two people were unused to mountain climbing and knew not the way down, and were hence imprisoned on the heights. Meantime the father of young Vincent, becoming alarmed at the absence of the two, had succeeded in getting a number of people out to hunt tbe lost ones. He feared they had beou muixlered or had fallen into the creek, and it was carefully searched, aswell as could beat night, for dead bodies. The crowd called oat, bnt received no answer. Those on the hill made several attempts to come down, but each time the dangerous nature of the douoept warned them to go no further, nnd it wns lucky they stopped. But with this constant climbing around, anxious to find some trail which would take them to Boulder, they became worn out. At the first streak of daylight they again attempted the descent, and a little after ft o'clock arrived in thiw city footsore, hungry, weary aud bleeding from raanj scratches.-Uouldcr Cor. Denver ilepubli can. _ Politics) nii�A and Persunal Tml-motit*. Nothing is more strl'iinj iu the way iu which men judgo newspaper criticism than the difference it makes whose ox is gored Whether condemnation is too severe, or whether the limits between public and private character have been overstepped in any particular comment on a man in public life, is upt to be decided by most meu under tVe influence of party predilection. A low view of one's oppDnents, personally as well as politically, seems nn almost inevitable result of active participation in. or strong interest iu, party politics. It grows up imperceptibly and often becomes incapable ^eradication, und is a stroug stimulus und sometimes a powerful protection for newspaper attacks on reputation. But perhaps the most powerful agent in instigating such attacks and securing for them a certain indulgence or Impunity is the Increasing importance of elf�Ttions m those states which have adopted universal sufTrago.-E. L. Godkin in Ecrib-ner's. _'_ Curlot!t!e� of Dreuiut. When it comes to stories of queer dreamr the iverson mast reticent uboitt this form of self-revelation Is likely to think if not tc speak of some extraordinary experience In the Land of Nod. When Dr. Holmes "saw he go fishes boiled to rugt bob through thoka of It. I didn't suppose unybuly Ose t'^er dreamed such n.toolisl tiling."- Bo? ,n Transcript. A Curious Little Uoat. In the shop window uf Emil WSnegart ener, at Turin, Italy, there has been ox hibite.l since the beginning of the Ma; festival, l&JU, one of the most woudurful tittle Imats in the world. It was made b> a Jeweler W tho employ of Mr. Winegart-*ner iu and Is formed of a single pearl, fashioueil Into ull tbe swells and concavities of a real tugboat. The sail fs of beaten gold studded with diamonds. The binnacle light at the prow is a ruby of wonderful brilliancy. An emerald serves for a rudder, and the stand upon which It is mounted la )f pure ivory. The weight of the boat and stand Is less than half an ounce. U Is valued at $5,000.-St. Louis Republic. _ y Not Mack of an Argument.' 1 An EngiiBh etymologist deduced an argument for the superiority of woman from the fact that while the word "him'* can only be used as a snhstautive, the corresponding word "her" can be Used also as s qualifying pronoun. You can say, for Instance, "I love her because of her eyes," but you can't say, "I respect him because of him biceps." Well, alpwe have to say Is that the inventor of such a fantastic theory as that would be quite capable of writing an essay on the moral character of a molecule,-Now York Tribune. . Her Mother-Thot'sthe first step o* lovj *�>.*.-Tcx^s SHtl-.ifr*. Btitr 8tep�. Miss PbilHs- I wonder why yonic? Wealthy stares at ni*. *A _l^S;_ Stutthllc* About the Kcho. Some one has recently figured out the exact distance that a person may be removed from a reilectiug surface und yet hear the echo of bin own voice. Five syllables a secoud U said to lie the limit botu of distinct pronunciation and distinct hear lug. This gives one-fifth uf a second foi each syllable. When thu atmospheric tern 11 rut 11 re is 01 degM. bouud travels l.l-.l feel a second. In onediftb that time it will cover a distance of feet. Hence, if n reflecting s.irface U 112 toot diutaut the initial suund of au uttered syllable will be returned to the ear just as the uuxt syllable start** on its journey. In this case tae first fifth of the second 1* consumed In the ut teruQcu of a syllable, *ual the uuxt fifth of tit** second in hearing Its echo. Two sylla blew would tw echoed from a re3e.tlag surface 'AM feet distant, three1 syllable* from US') :r*t,.Hiid so on within the limit of �udlbhiLM�K.---New York Press. A Stala or Rhnharb. A 1 talk of rhubarb grown by George C- v;h blanks and exploited at Ceorge II. l-iiuci's market moapurcd eight inches in ." '1 wetg"Od two pounu* r itnonurs '^�ntUi�L eircp* INSANE MILLIONAIRES. SPECULATION ON WALL STREET HAS TURNED THEIR DRAINS. Insanity Caused by Mental Strain an� Hfwrr Losses-Jay Oaald's Partaen WI10 nave Gone to Aa/lnm*-A Lunatic Broker Opermtes Amonc Other Tatlenls* "Enough Wall street men to fill an insane asylum have gone cracy because of tbe terrible strain upon them,"" said a veteran stock broker to a reporter yesterday. A retrospect of a few years showed that the remark was true. More than In any other kind of business the slaves of speculation are liable to lose their reason. Attention was called to tho subject by the case of Broker Dedrtck IX. Mlddondorf, who woa found wandering In the streets or thiw city a few days ago. Mlddondorf was a speculator in a small way, and when he made n few thousand dollars by the rise In sugar trust ccrtlfl-cutes It is supposed his good luck proved too much for him. When found ho hod C5,000tn his pocketa. He was dangerously Insane, and bit nnd struck the officers who removed htm to Bellevue hospital, where he now Is. A Tew years ago William Van Schalck was one of tbe best known and most popular members of the New York Stock Exchange Uo was a daring speculator, who bad acquired a large fortune In a few years. Mr. Van Schalck lived In Orange, N. J. One evening he went home wild eyed and crying. Ills wife was shocked at his appearance. "We nre pauperBl" ho cried. "All thnt 1 had ban been lost in Wall street I" His wife was unnerved at her husband's words and believed them truo. Next day Van Schaick's safe was opened by his relatives, and iu It were found $100,003 In government bonds. At the time his mind gavo way he was worth close on to $500,000, but he imagined that he was a pauper. Mr. Van Schaick was put away In a retreat. It Is said that he has ulmost recovered, and may put in an appearance to Wall street again in a short time. "GET heady TO DIE.'* The case of Charles Prentiss is still talked Of by members of the Stock Exchange, although It occurred several years ago, Prentiss was a shrewd and successful trader, who had made a fortune by constant application to the business of (-peculation One day he rushed upon the floor of th*? Stock Exchange and mounted tbe rostrum. 'You have made your last eighth!" he shouted to his astonished fellow brokers. "Get ready to die, f Jr tlm Lord U alwut to visit yon all with destruction," Mr. Prentiss was taken to bis home I:i New Jersey by his family and has diiflcJ out of sight. It is believed that he never recovered from his sudden nttaal; of In itanity. A memorable case was that of dashing, handsome Charlie .Ioh:ies. He was tho life of the hoard, n I way t* ready with jest and story and the leader i.i alt sorts of fan. He was a young man, too, and na one in the entire city seemed t.i have a brighter prospect before him. Johncs was tho rec-ognir.ed leader of fashiou on the Stock Hx-chauge, and his mind was particularly bright and brilliant. All at once he collapsed becanso of a constant strain, nnd became a tn-jrn child. His pitying friends Lad him removed to n private hospital, whero he still remains. It is said that he will never recover his reason. Occasionally Johnes imugincsthat be is a:;ain a figure upon the floor of the Stock Rxcbange. "I'll well 1,000 sugar trust at 001" he shouts, while he jump* around and creates consternation among tbe other patients by his ngiie antics. Johnes had a fortune of $100,003 when he became Insane. He had 1 turtud 11 few years previously as a clerk for Charles F, Woeris-hoffcr, the most dariug and micjessful bear operator that Wall street taw ever bail. Jay Gould's first partner, Charles M. Leupp, lost a fortune i:i Wall street, lie took the profits from his tannery business nnd sunk them in stock speculation. Then he became insane, aud cut his throat while lyiug in n bath tub. Another acquaintance of Jay Gould is now confined iu an asylum in this state. This is "Col." Wells, who wns for years a noted specututor. He lost his fortune, and conceived the idea that his ill luck was due to the machinations of .lay Gould, with whom he hail some business dealings. Wells became insane upon the subject, and kept sending letters to Mr. Gould threatening the life of the littlu magnate, Mr. Gould became frightened at the threats nud called iu the services of luspectoi Byrnes. '1 he Inspector watched the mail boxes, nud caught Col. Wells in tiie act of de-pojiiiiug a threatening letter addressed to Mr. Gould. Wells was tried and fouud Insane, aud is still confined iu an institution. INTIl TIIE John Piatt was a prominent Wall street man teu ye.irs a*jo. IK* was the American .eprcsentative of important German banking houses, and frequently swig a Hue of .k),UR) wh;ue:-> of hUic".L. The excitement told on him nnd he went mad. Piatt weut dowu to the footof Wall street otie afternoon, after the elobe ot the market, and jumped off the duck. His body wo* never rew.Vered, aud Is supposed to have driftrd out to sex Amasa K. Stone used to be a prominent Igure 011 the Stock Exchange until he went criizy. Kx-Surrogate Robert Hutchings Is nn In* mate of a Jersey asylum. He was unlucky lu Wall street, aud tbe' disappointment broke him down.' At one time be was out of the largest operators In the market. The frleuds of Douglas Green, who ran off with Mrs. Snell-McUrac, believe that he is Insane. Ho was a hard worker and took little exercise, aud it is said that his queer actions 011 the exchange had attracted attention long before he indulged iu his flnul crazy action. Washington Quintan, the young plunger who mysteriously disappeared recently and has never been heard from, is Indieved by hia fellows to have become insane. They �ay be had been conducting himself In au srratic manner owing to his heavy losses la speculation. Punt, the aged broker, who used to eat mudwHie* aud pie at a buffet counter and akip out without paying for his lunch, was trazy according to his friends. So was William II. Guiun, who had hoeu a speculator fur many years, and whose losses am said to have unbalanced lib* mind. There are men in Wall street who assert (hat for a week or two after the Marine fail.1 re Uussell Sage wan Insane. There is no dou')t that bo was mad. He lost fS.UOU.OOU by the decline in the market, und it is said that he wn� removed to Quogue, L. I., where Dr. Munu atiem'cd him. That was how Dr. Munu became the private physician of Jay Gould, His work with Mr. bage was so eificucious that Uncle Uussell recommendixl him to Mr. Gould, in v� hose employ h� has -aver since been.- Su. Paul Globe. STRAY DITS. Tbe word "Its" only occurs onec in th* whole of the Bible. 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