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It is too early yet to locate the respon
sibility of Johnstown's destruction, and
facts sufficiently authentic may never be
known to do it. That there is somebody
or some organization responsible is be
yond question. To place it upon Provi
dence, by saying it is in the shape of re
tributive justice, and thus making God
the author of it, is little short of a God
dishonoring thought. The idea is too ab
surd, too revolting, too horrid, too blas
phemous, to be entertained for a moment.
The laws of Providence are the laws of
nature, and inexorable in demanding
" eye for eye and tooth for tooth in oth
er words penalties for their violations are
uotmercly implicit but sternly and prompt
ly executed without the least reference to
character, slate or condition. If a man
jumps over Niagara Falls, he takes his
chances, uuil no special Providence will
intervene to save him.
While right to lie thankful for life and
all its blessings it is little less than in
famous for a man whose wife and child
ren have been ruthlessly swept away, to
prate i.hout the good Lord saving his
worthless life, which implies that the
Loin didn't or rather wouldn't save those
of ii.s kin infinitely more deserving of the
blessings of life.
The Lord had no more to dowith the
building of the destructive dain than He
had in erecting a brewery or in constuct
ing a railroad. And it would be quite as
just to hold llim responsible for the dissi
pation of those who drink the beverage
manufactured by the brewer, or for lives
lost by the reckleesness of an engineer, as
to say that He is responsible for our fear
Leaving the Divine Being out of the
question, that is, so far us holding Him
responsible for the horrors and evils,
the question still presses itself, where or
on whom does the responsibilty rest? It
may be answered thrutlifully that the
parties owning the ground and controlling
the water course within its limits are re
sponsible for building the dam. By their
will and purpose and by their money it
was built. This cannot he denied.
To what extent responsible, and in what
particular responsible, is a question not so
easily answered. Before it cau be shown
that criminality attaches to them for the
destruction of either life or property, it
must he proved that they were wilfully
indifferent to both, or that they executed
the wqrk against proper protestations of
the people of the valley. If such a pro
test was made where was it entered, and
who acted as authorized agents in making
it? It has yet to be shown tliut any steps
in that particular were ever taken. With
out any attempt at hair-splitting theories,
and with no claim to legal acumen, we
simply suggest the idea of what might
come under the head of criminal negli
But if the dam was a constant meuace
to life and property, as all new believe,
•what can he said to palliate the conduct of
the Johnstown people, and its authorities
especially?, There is far less excuse for
their indifference and neglect in the mat
ter, titan for the indifference of the South
Fork Club Association. Without indi
cating any well-formed opinion, or with
out any disposition to iudulge iu harsh re
flections, we are forced to say there was
either great indifference, or wonderful
stupidity, or dread of antagonizing an in
fluenzal organization—or else there was
no appiehmsion of danger.
WHERE DOES TIL K FAULT LIK ?
We regret tlte necessity of being com
pelled to write sonic facts in the manage
ment of our affairs that are sadly out of
joint. That mistakes and irregularities
should occur in distributing supplies so
generously furnished by the country, is
natural enough in view of the difficulty
of distinguishing between the meritorious
and impostors, but, that instances of fla
grant injustice should be passed over iu
silence is more than should be expected.
Among other cases of the latter kind, we
know of one instance that is without even
the semblance of un excuse or apology.
One of our business men, whose large
shop .ind materials were totally destroyed,
and whose residenej and household
goods were damaged to the extent of sev
eral thousand dollars, not wishing to draw
upon the donated building materials ship
ped lare, bought all the lutnbei for a new
business shop, and only asked for free
transportation. To his utter surprise the
authoiities refused to do anything iu the
matter, or even to furnish a team or pay
for otic to haul tlte lumber from the sta
tiou. Where the fault is—who is the re
sponsible person for the outrage we do not
know, but tbat it is an outrage, au inex
cusable act of injustice admits of no argu
ment, and the sooner such evils are rem
edied the better will it be for the guilty
As things begin to assume a more set
tled state, our people and the liberal
hearted donors all over the country will
expect and demand satisfactory manage
ment in matters pertaining to relief. All
want to know, have a right to know, and
will in the end demand to know to whom
supplies were given, where money went,
why it so went, and in what sums it
went. The day of reckoning is not re
In iiii * connection a question discussed
by oui nest citizens is bow much of the
Relief Fund is being spent in paying big
salaries to men who do little efficient
work—whose offices resemble mere sine
cures. All these things will doubtless
be looked into. No greater outrage could
be perpretrated thsn the unnecessary
squandering of money raised to relieve
he suffering and needy.
IMA/.fcO IIV Tin: FLOOD.
A Young Clilragu Helrr►' strange Conduct
at llroHil St. Station, I'lilludelphla.
Miss Mollie Hohbins, one of Chicago's
feigning society queens, and an heiress to
nearly half a million, lias been crazed by
tlie Johnstown flood. She appeared at
the Broad street station yesterday morn
ing, and caused a scene by her eccentric
conduct. Miss Robbing is not over twenty
years old. She is handsome and stylish,
and wears a fortune in diamonds. The
family reside in the fashionable quarter
in Michigan avenue, in Chicago. She be
lieves that the man to whom she was en
gaged to be married was lost in the flood.
In order to cure her of the delusion her
mother and brother have brought her to
this city, and will take her to Johnstown,
where it is hoped that a meeting with her
affianced husband will restore her reason.
Miss Ilobbins appeared at the Broad
street station just before the Western ex
press sturted out. She approached one
of the officials, and tapping him on the
" Is this the safest road to heaven?"
The official was too surprised to reply
t( the question, and the young woman
"Yes! You may think me crazy, but
lam not. lam as sauc as you are, but I
want to find the safest road to Heaven,
and I am told this is one of them."
MISS BOBBINS' BTBANGK DItKAM.
The man laughed aud said he guessed
this was as safe a road as any other. She
walked away from him, but returned a
moment later and said .
" I dou't want you to have the impres
sion that lam crazy, because lam net- I
am looking for the safes', road to a heaven
of rest for the summer, and if you can di
rect me I will be very much obliged to
you. Yont see, I am the Goddess of
Shade and I)e-. and if I can keep away
the burning sun from those of my satel
lites I will have made their way smooth
to the good spot. Say. I have lost my
wings Cau they be in the carriage ? "
While the young woman was rambling
011 in litis strain to the astonished official,
an aged, motherly-looking woman, ac
companied by a tall young man, stepped
up to tlie young girl and said: " Conte,
Moliic dear, we missed you." Theu the
trio walked away. The tall young man
was Miss Bobbins' brother, and when lie
was seen by a leporter lie said that the
Johnstown Hood was the cause of his sis
ter's present mental condition.
" The night before the flood she awoke
from a sound sleep and startled the whole
household by In i unearthly screams. It
was two hours before we could calm her,
and strange to sav, when we quesiioued
tier we discovered that she had dreamed
tile dam had burst at Johnstown, and the
Hood had carried away tier intended, who
was in that neighborhood, and had wash
ed his body up iuto a tree, w lice she had
been struggling to release it. She could
not be wholly quieted, but imagined she
was an angel trying to pull the body from
the tree, that unless she did sc she could
not find the pathway to heaven.
TO BE TAKEN TO JOHNSTOWN*
•• We brought heron to see oue of Phil
adelphia's noted insanity specialists, and
he suggested we take her to Johnstown
and see if the surroundings and the meet
ing with hurintended, who was not there
at the time of the flood, but whom she
lias since not seen, will not restore her.
Site is very tjuiet. is perfectly sane on all
Other subj' eis ami if this delusion can he
dispelled we will tie happy.
"But the strangest part is that site
plainly described twenty-four hours he
fore the flood < vu-tly as it occurred. Oh,
yes, we v.'. Ie it* 'polluted there and spent
two week l-i-H Ml mtiter in tlie town. It
seems liet intended iiad written to her the
day before the fl" >!. telling her he would
not be surprised i. the dam should some
day burst and wash out Johnstown,
That was on her mind and evidently in
fluence.l iter dreams, says the physician."
t LITCAUO has just accomplished tlie
largest scheme of city and town annexa
tion ever achieve, i by an American city.
Half a do/cu towns of considerable size
were by popular vote incorporated with
in the city limits, swelling the population
to more than a million people. The cor
porate limits now include 114 square
miles of territory, exceeding the area of
Philadelphia very considerably. Chicago
is a big place in many ways, and Iter am
bition even now seems far from being sat
IF the temainderof 188!) is characterized
by as many rem ukiMe catastrophic* and
atmospheric disturbances as'havt: develp
ed during its first ha'f, it will go down ill
history as a year full of extraordinary
events. To the destructive flood and tires
in the United 'Mates ami < hiutt, and tlie
railroad iceidenls hero and in Europe, is
now added the loss of JOO lives in a coat
mine horror in France. The grouping of
this series of events so greatly destructive
to human life within such a brief period
of time is nit lading tlte attention of sci
entists, and new theories of plunatary in
fluence may he expected as a result.
A Itig Hall Uaine.
A correspondent from Armagh gives an
interesting account of a base ball match
between two nines, one of which was led
by a professor, and the other was cham
pioned by a prominent merchant. At the
end of the second inning the gutne stood
1(1 to H in favor ot the professor's side
when a dispute arose as to whether one
base runner wonld dare pass another run
ner on a base, and the principals becoin •
ing hotly engaged, the game was dis
One Hundred Tons of Bone Dust for
sale at John Thomas's, 248 Main street,
Johnstown, Pa. june2l
A BULL AT IB HlB BKAIX.
fki tor Twenty Tun VikMWN to
Hint or Hl* Fhyilclan*.
The remarkable caee of Anton Motet,
the Philadelphia veteruu. who lived
twenty-five years with a hullet imbedded
In the tissues of his heart, has a parallel
in the CUSP or Abraham Delong, a prom
inent farmer of Van Wert, Ohio, who
corned an ounce of confederate lead on
his brain for twentv years before it
caused his death, the strangest feature
of the clrcumstanoo being that the pre
sence of the bullet never was known un
til the autopsy brought It to light.
Delong received his wound at the bat
tie of Stone river. The bullet struck him
squarely on the nose, well up between
the eyes, in such away as to split the
hone, whtoh, closing up again, left only
a slight wound that tho surgeon de
clared had been caused by a bullet com
ing from a side direction aud clipping off
the skin as it sped by.
Delong kept his feet, suffering very
little, and in a few days was again in
fighting trim. He served to the close of
the war and returned home to his family
and his plough. As the years passed
Delong experienced painful sensations in
the head, at first slight, but more and
more severe at each recurrence, until his
suffering finally drove him crazy. He
was taken to the Insane asylum at Day
ton. for treatment, where he regained Ills
mental faculties, but received no relief
from the terrible pain and pressure in
Ids head that made life almost intolera
Some time before his death, which took
place in IKB2, Delong got the Idea that
the bullet that struck him at Stone river
had indeed entered Ills head, and pro
posed to submit to a surgical operation
that would determine whether ho was
right about it. This opinion was not
shared by his physicians, and, as tho
operation must necessarily be a danger
ous one, they declined to search for tho
suspected missile. Ho then requested
that lifter his death an examination be
made, in order that his widow and chil
dren, should it appear that he had died
of injuries received iu the service of his
country, might receive a greatly needed
pension, his long porlod of illness and
inability to work having quite eaten up
his little fortune.
Accordingly an autopsy was held. To
tii.' surprise of the doctors, and as Be
long had predicted, they found u bullet,
or rather two jagged bones. One portion
bad lodged just over the brain, where,
together with a fragment of bono that
had been broken olf by the bullet us it
tore its way into the cranium, hud be
en. ue ineyated with a hard growth, which,
extending year by year, pressed harder
aud harder against the bruin, causing the
terrible pain of which Oelongcomplained,
ami resulting in derangement and death.
Had it been known that the bullet which
struck him at Stone river found lodg
ment in his head surgical skill might
have availed to prolong the victim's life
for many years. As it was, it was looked
upon as most remarkable that Deloug
should have survived as long us lie did.
Mrs. Belong upplied for and received a
Great Silent Men.
Men great in deeds arc often taciturn.
Washington's reserve made him stiff,
formal and ill at ease in company, but it
also prevented his plans from being be
trayed to an enemy, aud the country
f'om being deceived by his promises.
William the Silent was frugal of words,
beeauso a reserve that concealed his de
signs, even from those acting with him,
was necessary to the independence of the
A writer iu Leisure Hour says that the
most dramatic of silent men was Wallen-
Stein, tiie antagonist of Gusluvus Adoi
psus, and the commander of the emperor's
n.'.ny in the Thirty Years' War. He in
-i.-ted that the deepest silence should
!• ign around him. His ofileors took care
t'.iin no loud conversation should disturb
i nn- general. They knew that a cliam
!>• rutin h id been banged for waking him
wihout orders, and that an oilicer who
would wear clanking spurs iu the com
mon,ter n presence had been secretly put
In flic rooms of his palace the servants
glided as if phantoms, and u dozen senti
nels moved around his tent charged to
secure the silence the general demanded,
til. ills were stretched iieros.- the streets
HI order to guard ugiiinni the disturbance
Wallonstein's taciturnity, which made
him shun speech, and his love of silence
tliat caused him to be irritated at the
slightest noise, were due to his constitu
tional temperament. He never smiled,
ho never asked advice from any one unci
i e could not endure to be gazed at. even
w.ien giving uu order. The soldiers,
v. tieii lie crossed the eauip, pretended not.
b>sie him, knowing that a curious look
would bring them punishment.
He Would Have llfs Beef Tall*.
A shepherd dog belonging to a citizen
of Kittanlng recently developed u strange
; it-slim for the tails of beeves killed by u
. ..te.ier living in the vicinity. The dog
e..01d take the tails as the butcher cut
it.: 111 from the hides, carry them home,
und them nicely iu a corner of tho
I.a: ev. ml. He ill i not eat lite tails but
s. • v seemed to be making a collection
EF i ..MI. The pile of cow, bull and ox
t.-.ii in.ally got to be so large and sueli a
r. - ii e that the dog's owner hud them
i • '..vd from tiie premises and buried.
1 a-- u .g was away at the time, but soon
te lined with another tail When he
ii. .' overcd that ids treasured collection
liiui i- en stolen lie howled dismally, and
I,.unci nil over the premises in n truutic
r.ti'.ucr f..r tie- missing property.
Kuo .-lug tin ' the dog would soon col
. .ii," .ierp.i of theoHcJisivetails, his
a u r !'• i|uestcd Hi" butcher and all
• ■ v .- b .toilers no. IO lot 'lie dog have
am i.cue. The dogs. omed disconsolate
■.•■ HI., y or so. lint one day his owner
1... i I ; :ent bawii ig and agonized bleut
. in a pen of calves near his barn.
aiming o the spot in' found that Ids dog
Ii d chewed til" lulls oil of two calves,
. HI van busily engage I insepaia in,'the
iii of a tlurd eiiif when his muster ar
rive ion the scene. The do;; was bound
to have his collection of tails in so tie way.
Hit was at on • taken in hand and tied
tip. tyhutover gave him the craze, for
beef tail- no one, of course, can under
stand.—X. Y. Sun.
A llirl huroai,
A farmer recently discovered in ids
barn a bird's nest containing a puir of
young swallows, says the t'iueago Mail.
On taking one young bird up iu his hand
he was astoui 'mil to see its log very
thoroughly bandaged with horsehair.
Having carefully removed tiie hairs, one
by one. be was still more n-tonished to
Ilnd the poor nestling s leg was broken.
Returning to look at the patient, again
next day. tho ieg was found bandaged as
before. The next wus not again inter
fered with for a fortnight, when it was
found that tho hairs were beiug cau
tiously removed, a few each day, und
when all wore off the callous was dis
tinctly felt, at the union of the bone and
the bird wus evidently able to Uy with the
CAM aXAKKR cm ABM BTHDBf
Am Win T aajr* H* Ha* Mi* ft Dom,
Haw ImkM Swallow Frag*.
Three different Incidents of snakes
charming birds have fallen under my own
observation, says a writer in the St. Louis
Reporter. Once I -aw n Idn-jay charmed
by what is commonly known as the "blue
racer," ami the next was a catbird
charmed by a •'ran, sucker." As these
.makes are c'as • t as non-poisonous, they
could not h.. . - .aiton the birds and then
quietly aw: itfd lle-.r death. In the first
cose the bird was :u an apple tree, some
ten or twelve feet from luu ground, when
its attention was first arrestc.i. The
other two were somewhat under the in
fluence of the snake s unarm when first
observed. I would judge that it take ,
from one to two hours for a snake to
bring a bird completely uuder the spell,
which they can most certainly do if no.
disturbed after the bird's attention is
I huvo never seen a snake charm a
frog, though I ' axe seen them cateh
frogs often. They are more than a inn.nut
for the frog in a foot race; consequently,
tliev have frog legs to eat whenever they
wlsli, provided the frogs can be found.
The greatest trouble is to swallow tho
frog after catching hi 11. Tint frog is
swallowed heels first. Whether this is a
preference on tho part of the -nnke or
whether it is because this is the first part
overtaken ami laid hold of, I do not
know. When cau . it, tin- poor frog cries
out in the most pitiful terror. Then the
struggle of life and diSu h begins, with
determined animal instinct on the part
of tho snake; nay. I m.ght say with dev
ilish triumph—for he know* that victory
is sure in the end—and almost human
horror on tho frog's part. The instant
the snake seizes u luu t leg it is swal
lowed, and the hard pari of the job is to
get hold of the other leg without releas
ing the ono he already lias.
The frog soon finds it useless to strug
gle to release the leg already swallowed
by the snake, aud seems to realize that
its only hope is to keep the leg thut i
free out of that horrible mouth wide
bus such wonderful suction power. 1
once saw a gam r snake push a frog over
thirty yards eiideavoting to force the leg
of the frog that was free against some
obstruction', that, it might get a hold on
thut also. It Anility succeeded, and the
struggle was soon over alter thut. When
both hind legs lire once in the snake's
power a deeper horror seems to ink-'
possession of the poor little creator--
who has buttled so hard for lifo; its eves
dilute with terror ami assume a glus-y
sture, its whole body is -i mpelled, para
lyzed with uu awful dreu of its impend
ing fate. The snake doe- not swallow;
it crawls over its prey. It does so by
means of strongly contracting muscles in
Tile Moat Coatly l,e.oae, ... Ita- W.ti
"The most costly leal!i"rin the world
said a dealer in line sl.ius and leather,
"is known to the trade ... piano leather.
American tanners year - ego dlseov iv.l
the secret of making Kii.-iu leather, witli
its poculiar pungent an I lasting odor,
but the secret of tunning piano lea h-r i
known only to a faint. of tanners in
Thuriugiu, Germany. I'm- leather bus
liutonc use the covering of plan ,
"A peculiar thing about it is that tin
skins from which it is inn tied arepro
cured almost entirely in A iioric.:. Ir i ;
a particular kind of oneks.;in. i.ic
of the common red or Virginia deer wi;i
not make the leather; a - pedes of the
animal known as the gray d or and
found only in the virinitv of tti" grout
northern lakes, alone fin ui-hlng the ma
terial. The German tminers have i,n
agency in Detroit, which coibcl the
skins of this deer from i ie In iian, and
halt-breed hunters, who -u • • > tae mat-
kct. The hunters are pui.i a:i average
price of about '2O cents a pound f"r tii"
green skins. W.ion the -tins ore re
turned to this eounry n piano leather
they cost the piano . iinume.urors fro.a
51"> to $lB a poind. The ..'or Id's supp.y
of this invaluableuud nee—a ly materiel
is produced by the Kreteii r. ir fa.uiiy "f
tanners, who have six estabiUhni •in
Germany, the la test en! liost ;:l weru
iu Thuringia."—V. Km-
Secretary Uislneh lirutlier-
For nearly eight years i.ie gray hem!,
round shoulders, ami indolent, slouching
gait of Robert <. Bin.in*, brother of the
secretary of stoic, li.ivo b-on frequently
seen in and nr - ind tie grounds sur
rounding the a .- lit mil department
and the Sniitliso.imM Institution. The
drivers of the ears that run past these
institutions have come o look upon him
as one of the show objects, lie is con
stantly seen strolling about the grounds
and they watch for the chance to say to
a stranger; "You see that man walking
across the grass? Well, that's Jim
During all this time "Bob" Biaine, as
ho is termed, hue been rated on the
treasury books as curator of the museum
at SI,IOJ a year. Practically the museum
has been the curator of "Bob" Blaine. A
number of efforts were made to dislodge
him during President Cleveland's admin
istration by patriots who thought his
soft berth just suited to their capacities,
but the attempts always failed. Robert
Blaine, with the return of his brother to
power, is Hying at higher game. He
wants to be register of wills of the dis
trict, a position as easy to till as his
present curatorship, and paying eight or
ten times us much. In other words, the
register of wills has no duties to perform
except such us are discharged by a
deputy, and his fees are SIO,OOO or $12,000
a year.—Chicago Times.
Klephuiktu u Freight.
The habitual caution of those intelli
gent creatures is ill istrated when they
are tra\ ling from show to show. Should
several be in a car together, one of tiieir
number will remain awake on guard
while the others are sleeping.
Some years ago experiments were made
in the transport of elephants by railway,
vine of the ordinary cattle wagons of the
East India railway was lit te.l up for the
purpose, und the animal was placed iu
the center space of tlm wagon, between
six shafts, a breast and back bar, and .se
cured in addition by anklets on the fore
and hind feet, united by couplings trans
versely and longitudinally, and further
by four diagonal mooring chains passing
through holes and lushed round the cor
ner pillars of the wagon. The first ele
phant loaded, hnving his head free, took
the opportunity to remove with his trunk
a portion of the roof of the truck; it was
therefore found necessary to put a collar
round tho neck of the elophaut, witli a
vertical chain leading through and sc
our jd to the i'.oor.
In this way a successful experiment
was made to I'undooah and back, the an
imal showing 110 signs of fear or making
any attempt to free himself. —Chamber's
The opinion Is expressed that If all that
la promised by recent applications in the
use of water gas be verified, electric
lighting will bo outrivaled both in oheap
nebs and beauty of light.—Engineer.
F*aa< a B*f •( aM in • Well.
Routh-vark, Fa., has a sensation out of
Che usual run. It la the discovery by
John MeOucken, a young contractor, of
a bag of gold. McGuukeu started with
five fellow laborers a few days ago, to
clean out an old unused well on a prop
erty on Seoond street, below McKenn.
During the process, MoOucken, who was
down the well alone, stumbled across a
heavy object. Turning the light of his
lantern on the obstruction, he saw It was
a heavy canvas bag, carefully sealed nnd
lied.with a strong cord. He kicked the
bag and heard the merry jingle ot metal.
MeGucken thought he hud struck a
bonanza, and was so elate 1 that he
jerked the bug from its resting ;dnee and
! started for the open air.
When he got half way to tho top lie
| bag—which was rotten from its long stay
iu tho well—split, and the coin started
to droo out. With his hand over the
I hole McGucken wiib hauled to the top by
\ his companions. There lay a pile of glib
- tering gold pieces in $5, slll ami $'2(J
A hurried count showed that CiltO cora-
I prised the bug's contents. How much
j dropped out of the bag is m>l known, but.
| McGucken does not t'rink mom than *">().
| Like a sensible mun 1.,s proceeded with
' his work, and when the day was ended
did what Ids fellow workmen say was the
squarest thing ever seen iu Southwark.
i Nearly SdOO ho divided among them. $11)0
, lie presented to his mot's s.IOO wtit to
his own credit iu the su.ngs fnuii i:nd
with tue icititiining SI"" tito v., i.ig nam
is ceiebruiiig in a mild way ins go,. . i.-
tum\ He is the curiosity of Tree slrnei,
i w ere he lives with ids mother, and dur
ng the dav ho attends to liii business us
; if sl.o(i'i gold bugs were every day finds
; li no the money belongs to or who
plu..-on tho hug in the well i- a mystery.—
Asiatic Child XVlvra.
The Indian reformers who have taken
inland the re-tnurringe of girl-widows
liilllo.ulty in obtaining plenty of
en ■ouiutes. Wnere trould • comes in is
us to .the dinpo.ul of I lies j inulrimoui
uily disposed ladies pending the discov
! e.-y of sul... .u partners. No sooner does
u widow announce her intention of mc ic
ing another husband if she can than sic
is di-oxvued by all her kith aud kin. cm
by her acquaintances, and iu some
sen adrift to pick up a lor licrsei:.
'Che reformers foot under an oblig,.; ion
motor , to soften the severity of ,
j .nartyi o: i loth - bo-: of their abi i v.
i a I I xvitli tii i' object widow homes i.u.v
• been established here and there. , ,o
expedient 1-, perhaps, as good a one as
could be devised, but the managers of
the homes are not to be envied.
: In order to jarry out the rest of the
so ; .no, suitors have to b u uuitted to
iiuiivt* choice among: the bete .ved In ,'ill
ties, uud then, of course, n - or! ■:.■
uiaountof philandering must bu allow.-.!
to ennt lc the high contra • ng parties to
com.' to terms. All in.!imini lieml- of
f.,,u.iies well know tluif even when o :'.y
ouo ulTitir of this sort is going on in ;i
household, n deal of iinosso and eii" .111
- icction often have to be exercised.
jJire, then, must have been the lie.- p.ex,-
ties of the native matron at the Juijngori
home lately, when twenty-live uinoro.,
youtns weje daily courting as many
s'ti'lish widows. The bridegrooms •
pee.nut aetually had the audm-ity to up
p. tor lodgings in the house, but tiii 1 re
quest was, of course, sternly r f.issu.
Sl ice, liowever, th MSlein appears to
bring about a considerable number of
iti..r:v ges. these little imperfection- It:
tue machinery uiay bo pardoned. There
is no ta'.e more terrible tban .mil of the
Indian child-widow, doomed l • .11
la ml and hop- less existenee wlide .• .
tier early teens,—London Glob ■.
1 lie Jmorga-bo<l.
At dinner at the hotel we llrs: saw a
peculiar Swedish institution ended the
smorgasbord, which is considered 1 ti n
uiutor of the 'appetite. All the u.t.vo-,
bt-fore silting down to the regular in •
went to 1. small side table laded with
suite 1 and smoked rish, surdities, fat her
ring in oil, ooiled ham, smoked tougu",
ao.d 1 o led eggs, potted era' s pie,.:, -,
cheese, u'eud uml liutter, ami, st.old.ng
around the tulno, helped them-elv. s Willi
a fork to a clioieo morsel, now here, now
there, which they washed down wita
small glasses of; ia. brandy, uud a liquiir
.•ailed kuminel, male from caraway
seeds. At every uinuer in Sweden you
will see tlie men, mid often many ladie-.
unpar.'ilUy muk.uiru go al meal from lue
vari. d nssortmeut on -ids side table, uud
l mm 1 :ey sit down to a regular dinner p.'
several courses. It goes without saying
that, to one unaccustomed to its use, the
smorgasbord, instead of increasing the
appetite, causes it to quickly disappear.- --
"L" Divides Hi* HfTccta.
"Big Mouth" Charley, the guy ami fes
tive Indian who playfully sent 1). Pete to
the happy hunting grounds at Hod lllulV,
for which commendable action lie will
enjoy the hospitality of the state for
seven years and four mouths, before
going to prison distributed his personal
eiVeots as follows:
To Jim Turner, his brother, lie gave
his oldest wife Lizzie; also his real
estate and horses; the land is aslt>o
- timber claim. To "Coyote Pete," u
rfiend, he gave his youngest wife Susie.
To "Dear Tom," another brother, he
gave Mollie Turner, his dead brother
Ike's wife. His thirty lieud of dogs, live
Winchester rilles, 500 rounds of cart
ridges, two revolvers uud four knives lie
gives to Jim Turner; consideration, 'ove
and affection for Lizzie, lie hud a deep
set grudge against "Coyote I'e.e, ' which
is the reason for placing .-it-ie under ins
protection. She is u t.-'leruidy tough
piece of femininity.—lieu Liu if, C.d.
What the President lUikU.
The president lius no leisure hours ex
cept those seised for the necessary otter
noon exercise. Although fond of read
ing. ho finds little time to indulge that
taste. His newspaper reading is limited
to a glance ut one paper to get the drilt
of tlio day, a pretty careful perusal of tlio
Indianapolis Journal, with its ehronlelo
of events happening at aud near his own
home, aud to sueli articles in toe lea ting
duily newspapers as may tie oroug it t •
his attention for any particular I'cuson.
His desk Is that of an oiiei.y worker,
aud is usually cleared every night of the
accumulations of tlio day. Most of the
applications for appointment come to
him jacketed aud briefed from the de
partments. Ho usually disposes of them
upon the recommendation of the depart
ment head. If it appears to be neces
sary to traverse a case he sends for all
the papers and goes through lueni down
to the first one hied. —Epoch.
A new work on "Hulf a Century of
Music iu England" draws the interesting
•ontrust between the time when Lord
Chesterfield warned his son against being
a tiddler, even in the amateur sense, and
the present, when a prince of the royal
blood le the most noted amateur in Rag
land.—Music and Drama. _
Wire rnr WIU LlTlnf PmU.
We Illustrate herewith a cheap aoC
durable style ot barb wire fence and
gate, from a sketch and description fur
nished by G. F. White, Orange county,
N. Y., says the American Agriculturist.
Living trees are made to serve as posts.
Instead of driving the staples directly
ing the tree, where they would soon be
oome overgrown, a strip of inch board,
four inches u ide, is attached to the tree
bv interlinking -tuples, and the wires are
attached to these strips.
Wherever an opening is desired, the
wires are cut and one end of each Is
stapled to a simitar piece of hoard which,
with the panel of wire attached, swings
freely like a gate and when closed is fas
tened in place by hooks.
N'e hinges are needed, as the wires
bend freely to any extent needed. In
starting the next panel the wires are se
emed in the same manner us at the be
ginning of t he fence.
Rnt'*r in I>w•• innrk.
The llttl" kingdom of Denmark, with
less limn 'ii.OOO spurn miles (an area not
twice 'lie ■ i/,o of New .Jersey) an i ,vi :i a
I illation of near 'i.00.'1.000, is a target
nrod'ieer of butter. The milch cows n im
oer üboHt i*i't,o:mi. and the export of but
ter, mostly to England. was 4 r >,o"hOO.'t
pounds in IS7. This is nearly throe
times the amount exported in 1877.
The increased production is largely due
to the csia lishraen* of co-operative, dair
ies and to the use of centrifugal cream
separators. The Danes have put in
operation the system of paying for milk
according to its quality, and this system
has incit d dairy men to more cure in the
selection of stork and in feeding them.
Pr*V*lltiVl* of )tlli|rW. #
Take three pounds each of flowers of
sulphur and quick-lime. Slack the lime
and boil with the sulphur in six gallons
of water until reduced to two gallons.
Allow till- to settle, then pour n't the
< .ear liquid, ami bottle if. for use. An
old it<m ,io w;il answer to boil it in. A
g.ll of this iiquid mixed w'.Mt live gallons
of water, is an excellent preveuiioi
ami cure for mildew upon plant •
showered upon them as soon us tlu
Sliriitii for K•*•*!.
The London brewers having advanced
the pri-e of spent grain, cow-keepers are
agitating the lit.lization of dried grains,
aiu. yse- by Dr. Hey no Ids ami Professor
Hoiueih iss showing a very favorable
eompari-on wi' i oats, hay and linseed
cat;.-. Pi'. 'ii brewers' grains are quite
e len-ive., ieii iy dairymen in- Mow
York, lVniisylviri a and No.. - Jersey.
lie p it Crramrrtfa.
Instead of pay.tig the individual to en
ter creameries or go on farms to ham
the business, a-is the case in till-coun
try, the pruct.ee in England and s.sit
ed is to i .argon fee for such in-.truc- .
to;i. Ai. v, d.i.i ...o'.ory advertises to
■ .crept p ;,.i - ... a foe of $2.50 per Week.
e pupii o giv... his whole time and jay
own 1 oi.ro.
l' i Iti i:, teed.
Old and deiid e.ovor seed treated with
.1, 1,.a f.a.te.. ..a be mude to lo >k as
o.'igtif and vt'llow as the very newest
Ul.d be-, l-e. 11-. Worthless Set d thus
to ateu laif ecu used to adult, tie good
. iov.-r seen in England, but tl.io .to .he
exertion of eo.e.al laombers ol .... -. .d
trade one of the ou'euders has be. u ... ~\- .
Oifttlilill' >i l'i '• •' :ri %4-tif t(t lift
A creamer . . been stalled at Gal
loway in Scot i I a which tic manu
facture of ob omargariue will bo intio
iluced. Genuine Inu_er will be use. lln
connection with other hits. We bed. ve
tid- i- the lost insiatic ■ of a re.Mucry
op nly going into the mtinuf.u uiu) of
KorritN of lu lla,
Governiuent protection of forests,
against tire is on trial in nt - of Inu.a. *
During 1888 tlio protect. 1 u of a traci of
I.trJa.UOO acres of forest was uttemp.e i. ,
and only 11)0,0 i 0 acres were burned over.
The cost of protecting the balance was
only about gIU.OOO. ih- s\. .cm ;s
claimed to be successful.
So Cun 1 I'ruol ''iiiiu.
Some r.ii-e the choicest plums and find
them prolitub!:, out it is done only by
slinking or j using the trees daily, catch
ing the cureulio on a clotli and killing
him. There is no such thing as a "ctii
culio-proof" plum, tree-venders to tne
Ii Fay to Take Cure of tlie Too s.
Implements should be returned to the -
tool'h iiiso. after using, and properly
cleaned. If there i- no plow-shoe make
one. L will save the roads. Spades,
hoes and similar to -is should be kept
shti: p, by acquaintance with tlie grind
To fievciil Kicking.
A good method to keep a cow from
kicking is to bond one other fore leg.- at,
the kn e and ' in I,lc n strap around a
above He joint, ibis holds up that foot
leaving net only thn e to stand on and
none to spare for kicking.
Crops in OrcliMril*.
For a young orchard there is no safer ,
crop than lud.an corn, which, of course,
should bo seed, d withelovor and otcunril
grass, upon which young pigs will t.u. :c
a satisfactory growth.
Who ihe Span klnsg?
When a man trjs there is no use in
planting shrubbery in the school house
yard, because Dr boys will destroy it,
some parents need spanking more than
their boys need it.
An nr.< <.vM w ,TjT.T7r.
A steel rake, with long and sharp
tout... is one of the most effective of weed
ing implements, and if used "early and
often" will keep land clean, with littlo *
Corn tor Cuttle.
In the Aberdeen district in North Scot
land, latitude s'i .legreus, it is to cold to
grow corn, yet this region produces some
of the iinest fat cattle in th" world. They
aio i> l largely on barley, oats nud rye.
wni a Failure.
In 52 tii.'ls with sorghum in England,
last year, the crop was a total failure in
40, and in the other six cases the meas
ure of success was infinitely small.
Another Agricultural College. *
The Mercers Company of London is
thinking of establishing an agricultural
college on its extensivo farms, and pro
poses to devote $300,900 tor the purpose.