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I10W BEASTS EAT.
FEEDING TIME AT THE CENTItAL
The Thrilling Scene When Chunks
ot Raw Meat Are Thrown to
the Lions ami Tlsrer (Feed
ing the Hippopotamus.
3EEDINO TIME" in
the old-fashioned men
ageries M always
planned to take place
just after the per
formsnces. The arena
having been cleared,
one of the brassiest,
lunged members of
the troupe shouted
from the outside that
then was the time to
sen the wild animals
fed at double the
price of the ordinary
half the spectators
paid the extra fco and retraced their
stops, and their numbers were jfreatly
added to by thoso who came especially
(o sec the animals feed and did not care
(or mere tricks taught them ia their
Atiimals in capes soon become pro
fessional mendicants. Go up to Central
I'm k any day and at any hour and munch
something beforo their cages. The
lions, of course, will treat you with li i?
iifled disdain. Their experience of civ.
(lization has taught them that few hu
mans walk about with a raw log of
mutton or shin bono of beef in their
pockets, and for the ordinary food of
mankind, such as the ham sandwiches
sold in the Central Park restaurant, they
have a supremo contempt.
It is not so with the hugor boasts,
however. Tho elephants sway their
bulky figure and hold out their trunks
with the persistency of an Arab mendi
cant demanding "backsheesh," and they
will accept even such trilling alms as a
gum drop or a peanut. The bears, in tbu
same way, are persistent beggars. Those
in the pit at Cent ml l'urk hve a regular
organization. One is always doing
(ricks at tho top of the tree while the
others are wallowing in the pool or coal
ing oil in their caves. The monkeys are,
of course, alive to everything that is go
ing on, and if a child munches a cake in
their house without tossing or handing
them a sample of it they will raise a great
FER.VINQ MR nifPOPOTAMt WITH FOOIJ.
to do. Even the shy deer and such
nightmare creatures as the rhinoceros
aud the tapir quickly learn to beg and do
tome trick or other to attract the visitors'
eyes from the tign, "Do not feed the
Watch the tigers as the provender man
comes slowly along. They ipring at the
burs, not waiting to stretch themselves,
and the sightseers are a trifle scared at
first aud then fascinated. The long,
white teeth are bared as they tnarl, tbeir
supple bodiet and long, ttriped tails are
tremulous with muscular excitement.
Their streaked sides heave, their mouths
froth, tbeir eyes glare, tho two come into
contact as they tway to and fro, one
springs at the other, and there it a loud,
angry snarl, and their weight seoms to
hake the cage. Their quarrel is over in
an instant, however, for both are intent
on the provender man.
As he draws nearer they grow more
and more exiited. Their ryes gleam red,
their jawt drip on the ban, their terrible
claws are pushed backward and forward
out ot their velvety tbeatht, the tails
wave higher and faster and the snarling
roam of hunger grow louder and louder.
Tom Mcoban, who teet thit perform
ance every meal time, docs not seem to
mind it a bit. After tossing in two or
tbreo chunks of raw beof to the roaring
lions bo coolly wheelt hit barrow la
front of the tiger cage, and while their
snarls, with those of the other animals
in sight of him, are almost deafenlug, he
swings two chunks of beef through the
bars almost at tho same moment. One
ia the air bv a tiger fore-
yp w pre m in
'OURT Vtl" ICBEASf TBI MONKITI.
caught ia the air by a tiger's tore-
ha immediate! htiain it
down with his huge paws and cheat oa
It a if It were alive and might escape.
Then he carries (tin his mouth, snarling,
with ears angrily set back, and lies down
with it in a corner. He is not to par
ticularly hungry after all, for before ho
eats he plays with It, pretends that it It
alive and it trying to get away and has
to be sprung upon and captured several
times, after which he licks it all over to
make it clean and purrs and then de
vours it. This Is the pantomime the
tigers go through every time th-y are
fed. When they are eating they do not
sceui to like being watched. They get
Into the farthest corners, and if they
cstch your eye will growl and snarl.
When tho bono it polished, or perhapt
ground up and eaten, they wipe oil thoir
whiskers, lick their paws and rul tbeir
facet with the moistened pads, and spend
quite half an hour in their toilets. Then
they sit on their haunches, blink, and
play just a little, and, perhaps, put a
finishing touch to each other's toilet.
takes nis fish nv TUB POUND.
They are simnly big cats again, and
lazily blink and dreamily blink for a
time, and at length stretch themselves
over the floor and go to sleep.
Tho male und temulu lions at Central
Parh are proba ly the tloest pair in this
country. Ttiumile is no: quite so large
or so majestic In appearance as the one
in tho Jardcu des I'lanlcs, Paris, whic:h
llosa Bonheur has Immortalize.!, but
that is simply because he has not the
age. It is a thrilling sijht to see tlieso
lions fed also, but nut neirly so thrill
ing as the action of the tigers.
The lion stinds erect before bis bars.
wagging slowly and expectantly the
black paint-brush-like end of bis long
tail. If ho speaks at all it it in low
tones, and hit wife alwayt backt him
up in a few words of her own. But
generally he says nothing at all, and iu
these cases the says nothing. When the
meat man comet into the building he
sitt on hit tail. When he approaches be
rises to receive him, and lookt him a
glaring welcome. He receives hit blood
red victuali with a growl of triumph,
and devours it with a grunt of content.
Hit wife hat a piece of good cow, too,
but ho it not jealout. And what ho
leaves, in hit lordly manner, be leaves to
ber. There it no quarreling, but the
lord once in way exercises a little neces
sary discipline, of course.
In the next cage are half a dozen
young lions, which have not yet arrived
to the dignity of manes, and are, there
fore, all on an equality of sex and condi
tion. It it an exciting tight to tee them
fed. Tbey fall over each other in tbeir
eagerness, bite and claw each other,
THE BABT CAMEL
steal from each other aud tay the angri.
eat thingt they can think of while they
are having thoir family table d'hote. Of
course, this it dun to the absence of their
parents, who would teach them that the
male eats first and the female eats next
and cleans up the dishes.
It may be laid that with the exception
of the magnificent old lion, none of the
animals have go 3d table manners. Tbey
neither look after their wives nor taeir
children. The hyenas, the jackals, and
even the little red foxes fight savagely
for the food thrown in to them, and. in
deed, all the animals fed on deth,
whether large or small, do to.
Even the hippopotami have learned to
open their huge red mouths for tbe bis
cuit of tbe visitor, but thit it only at
certain hours of the day. Tbe keeper
comet round three times a day to them
with a hiodcart. Wben he does to tbe
huge beasts, knowing bit tread, come to
the aide of the tauk and open tbeir
huge mouths. He takes a wide tbovel,
auch as the maltters use for grain, and
totset a shovelful first into one mouth
and thea la ths other of a tort of braa
mash. ITalf carload it meat for two
of them. Once In while they are
treated to change of diet. Last Thurs
dry at the noon hour Caliph Miirpby, at
tne maio it railed, came up irom the
bottom of the lake and tmiled a two
foot smile at bis keeper. Mr. Meehan
threw a two pound loaf of bread Into
the smile, and repeated it seven timet in
about rive minutes, tossing a loaf first to
tho Calipb and then one to Mrs. Caliph.
Both seemed surprised and dissatisfied
when the supply was suddenly cut off.
The elephants are tven more greedy.
Doth Tip and Juno are always eating and
always hungry. Tip, by the way, has a
record of a whole month in which he has
neither killed nor injured anybody. Ho
was knee deep the other day In tender
dark green grass mown from the lawns
by the machines, and it seemed to give
him delight to take up the cool blades in
bis trunk by half a ton at a time and
strew them all over him. All day long
idl last week ho was a green elephant,
but when night camo they had to put on
his cruel harness all tho same, for fear he
might m one of his tautrums tear down
the buildiugt. Tip now weighs about
ttve tons, and Is cunning enough to know
just what this amount of well-directed
energy cm accomplish. He is certainly
a magnificent beast; but whether he is
worth keeping nlivo nt tho expense of
one or more humut: lives is a question.
Juno is outside and as docile as a
deer. She gets more sandwiches ami
presents than Tip, and yet s'.ie can eat
10U0 pounds of hay for her third meal,
drink a barrel of water and yet pretend
to be hungry.
As to the eating of the camel it U
altogether a subject unworthy of specu
lation, as is also that in regard to their
drinking. The camel has sevou stomachs,
ami always seems desirous of keeping
the whole of them full, for fear he
might be suddenly pureua-e I by ltussell
Sana or some other millionaire, and huvu
to live oil short commons tor a twelve.
month. There are four camels in the
Park, not including the baby bora
there now nine months old ami six
tier hig.i aud tiiuy must upon caking
th'.dr meals in courses, one cuiirse lor
each stom.te'i. Also, they d not
quiii-iel about it. So they may be said
to have the best table manners of any of
the auuuals. New York Alvertis.-r.
The tyre Bird.
In to vast forests of Now South
Waits, broken up and inter-ectei wita
rock and ravine, strea ii and plain, you
may mil meet with one of the most
beautiful birds kuowu to naturalists,that
is, t o lyre bird.
Looking at the illustration, it will bs
seen at once that the form aud structure
of the tail resemble an ancient Grecian
lyre, hence the bird's name. The size
of this bird is about that of the romm.m
hen; the eyes are dark hazel, large, mild
in expression, and very beautiful; the
wings short and coucave,renderiug great
assistance when running, but of little use
m flight. The bird's runuing powers
no extraordinary, and it is not easily
overtaken; the legs are rather long; the
the color of the body Is a reddish brown,
aud the general appearance is exceed
ingly graceltil. The bird is of gentle
disposition ami altogether harmless.
It Hi painful tokno.r that tiie constant
destruction of rare and beautiful birds,
as well as uulmals, is going on even to
THB I.TRR BIRD.
extermination. An English writer it
authority for the statement that the lyre
bird will toon be lost to us forever. He
tavs that the tail feathers were formerly
old iu Sydney at a low price, but now
that the lieuutiful creatures are nearly
exterminated the price has risou greatly.
Upon fashion and "sport," even more
than the ignorant savages, ho places tbe
blame ot their destruction, aiding that
the birds might easily have been domes
ticated and thus preserved. St. Louil
It Kept Hid Crown A war.
' Farmer "I klckod when William
tent tbe bill borne from college for that
suit; but it will pay sae three times."
w ir.ir. vtttMr ex.
CAMP FORD STOOKAOB.
An Ohio Comrade's Espsriance la
Prison at Tyler, Tex.
I wai a mem
ber of Co. B, 77th
Ohlo.and had the
misfortune to bo
in the battle of
on the ill fated
28th of April, '64,
where cur entire
brigade wat cap
tured bv an over-
rjVwhelming forco of
i " nit? ciium. aii.,
after marching us
over part of At
Bs-l???iitirt Tpftif mitrrh-
-ln sr. m a n 0
."tfe-ii. miles or more),we
finally reached Camp Ford Triton, near
Tyler, Tex., May 11, HfU, where we
were confined until Feb. 23. 1865,when
we were finally paroled and exchanged
at tho mouth of the Rod River, La.
I woll remember that a few days af
ter our arrival at the Tyler Prison an
occurrence took place which I can now
number among tho first sad eveuts of
my stay in that pen. Thit was the re
turn of Col, J. B. Leake's command,
at it was designated In the prison. I
think it consisted of the 19th and 20th
Iowa, and they bud been prisoners
since some time in the Fall of 18H:j. If
I rcmcmb.-r correctly, they had been
marched to our lines at two different
times to be exchanged, but on some
ttclmicaliiy the exchange fell through
each time, "tind they were returned to
Camp Ford tor the third time. I saw
them coming In the gate at the old
prison, and u more miserablo-looking
set of men it lias never fillcn to my lot
At the sight of them I began tJ
realize that perhaps I too would be re
duced to the tamo extremity before
my turn would conio to Le exchanged.
At the very thought my heart sank
within me, and I could realize that we
could only hope against hope that tho
fight would win. Boy at I was, I
often thought, how could it be possible
that the loyal people of the country
and tho enemies of the country were
both worshiping the same Ood, both
sidet praying for success; that Ho in
His iiillnito wisdom would give right
the power to win, and wo would ulti
mately be released from our place of
torture and return to loved ones at
home, and demonstrate to them that
their daily prayers for our safe deliver
auee bad neen answered by Him.
Of our treatment by the enemy I
may have mo-e to say in the future.but
it teems hardly possible to have been
penned up in a Bhelturless stockade for
nine or ten months, no shelter day or
night, not enough clothing left to cov
er our bodies, tbe ground literally
uhve with maggots und other vermin,
and to-day live to toll the story.
About 12 or 18 years ago I wrote to
the postmaster ut Tyler, asking him if
Camp Kurd Stockade still remained.
His name was Hunt. He wrote ma a
very gentlemanly answer, that the
stockade was torn down, the Union
dead nil removed to the National Cem
etery at Shreveport, La., und the
ground was being cultivated.
I hope this will be the meant ol
resurrecting tho pen ot somo dear com
rade who s ulle red in the tame prison.
L. J. Ci'ttkh, in Natloual Tribune.
Battls uf franklin.
Although oft recounted, that charge
ot'Op lcKe't Brigade ut Franklin can
never become tedious, by repetition,
in the minds of the old soldiers. Spe
cial acts of heroism are cherished by
nil ill' n, and the annals of warfure
turn.sli no greater feat of valor, uo
mure gallant achievement, and one
of greater significance to the army
and nation than the charge here re
Oen. Opdycke was the idolized
Colonel of the 125tli Ohio, aud when
uromotcd and uiven command of the
First Brigade, Second Division, Fourth
Corps, hi old regiment followed bim,
and I can recollect no time any im
portant occasion wheu we -.were
not iu his immediate vicinity, 'und o
at the battle ot Franklin, on the re
treat from Spring Hill to Franklin, we
were rear-guards on the Columbia
pike, and lie wat with us. We p ,ssed
over the works at Franklin, mid when
about 1 00 yards to the rear our regi
ment "tiled Ictt" at right aiigie with
the pike, und with the left comp my ( U.
my own) resting its left ou the road,
halted and stacked urin.
My recollections is that we were
then a continuation of the brigade
line, with tho other regiments ou the
npp.isi'o aide of the pike. Only a
moment und the battlu uegaii. If the
88th III. was u Uo rear gtiurds that
day, then wo must have taken this
position at the time time, or nearly po
about 4 p. m. If not, I can readily
tee how it wa that Opdycke consult
ed with Col. Smith about order. He
certainly was about where he should
be to render that effective service.
When tho battle began when the
tall opened I mean that cannon-ball
that came bounding down the pike
Opdycke wat sitting on hit horse with
in a few feet of ut. About thit time
pandemonium broke loose; the South
era Confederacy came pouring over
And about thott orders. Should I
live 100 yean I could not forget them;
with ut at with our comradet of tho
88th 111., at this supreme moment we
needed none; but "First Brigade, fall
ml charge bayoaet Double quick,"
rang out the commands of Oen. Opdyck
needlessly, for each soldier wat in hit
place, the coffee-pot and frying-pan
had given way for the musket, and
thott veUrani of a wort) or more ot
battles, with thoir glittering tteelt
firmly clenched, stood ready to spring
at toon at "'olbowt touched."
The 88th may haye been first in mo
tion, but they wero not in our front.
We first mot our fleoing lino coming
away from the workt, and closely fol
lowing came the rebol hosts. Co. B
numbered about 33 men, but each wat
an expert with the musket, and our
volley, fired at auch an effective range,
was most deatrtictive to that host ol
rebels that crowded into Carter't door
ynrd. We had more of the tame, but
one pill wat a dote, and they greetod
us with "Don't shoot! We-uns turren
der." Never were orders more promptly
given, or successfully executed; and no
man appeared a greater hero than
Opdycke on the field of Franklin; and
no regiment in that terried lino, reach
ing from the Mlstlppl to the tea, did
better tervico than the 88th III. R. C.
Rick, In National Tribune.
CONDITION OF BUSINESS.
TJesplts ths Hsat, ths Volume la In Est
cess of 1891s.
R. (1. Dun fc Co.'s weekly Rrrf'mof TrnAr
says: Extreme hot weather for an entire
week has cheeked many kinds of business
but has not prevented a considerable excess
In the volume of trado over that of last year.
The crop outlook on the whole Is decidedly
Improving. Money lias been abundant
snd cheap and collections generally good
' for the season, and there are no signs of
The great interruption of Iron and steel
manufacture at tho West continues, but
there are distinct signs of probable settle
Business at Boston is active In dry goods,
and cotton and woolen nulls are well em
ploye I. as are boot and shoe shops. The
demand for leather is steady, manufacturers
buying frely. Wool is tirm and uetive
with sales of 7 IHO.IMW pounds and prospects
of better prices
At Philadelphia manufactured Iron Im
proves, and the I!a ling coal business is
very active. Wool is linn with Increasing
demand, tbe market for woolen goods en
larging, and diy go wis generally are more
active in pite of the weather; cli-triliution
being very fin orilile.
At llaliimore hot weather retards much
tra.lr, though lry go wis aud boots and
shoes and iiiriiishiiig goid it exceeds last
year a. The till cun and box lactones are
running full und the packers rejoice in
Dri' goods have improved at Cincinnati,
the crops look better than a year ago and
the general prospect is very fair.
At Cleve and trade is fairly active In splto
of the we ther, and the whole production
of matmfu lured iron is quickly absorbed.
Trade is quiet at Detroit, but crops are
turning om better than was expected.
Trade and collections are better than a
year ago ut Chicago, even retail trado In
creasing in spite of the weather.
Money has been extremely easy nt II per
cent., anil Irom nearly all H!nts come re
ports that tiie markets are well supplied and
the demand generally light, though im
provement is seen at some. Yet tho exports
of about l.(l'm.i)Oo gold this week are not
altogether encouraging to those who calcu
late that, with Congress out of tbe way, a
better foreign demand for American securi
ties nwy be expected. It often happens that
such hopes ure unrealised. The Ireasury i
gradually strengthening itself, as Is need
ful, aud Is comparatively easy at this sea
son, but when the fall demand for money
to move thes rops begins In earnest pressure
In the money market may speedily appear,
unless gold comes back from abroad in large
amounts. American buyers of stocks are
encouraged by Improved crop prospoots.and
ny the DWiet mat tne trame in connection
with the World's Kair will help all the
trunk line-cmi 1 during the past week stocks
have b'.'iui dull, hut fairly strong.
The business failures during tbe last sev
en d:iys number, for the United Htates 171,
Cauaua i 1, total I'M, as compared with 147
lat week. 1'H the week previous to the last,
ami J 17 for the corresoiidiug week of last
Wilt Try Muoloipit Saloons.
At Sioux Falls, 8. D., the City Council
has decided to open six municipal saloons,
one in each ward. They will be open
from 5 a. m. to 10 p. m., and sell nothing
that cannot be bought from home mer
chants. Beer will bo sold for 5 cents and
whiskey 23 cents a glass, to discourage the
consumption of tbe latter.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
Captain Tbkao, of Cleveland, Is lams.
Ooaa is playing with ths St. Louis team.
In Clausen ths LouisvillM have a good
Thm Cincinnati miss the services
Bassitt is now claying a great game at
third (or LiuisviUe.
Pitchrh Hkmmino la making a gooi re
cord in tus Louiavilla team.
Rhode Ihl axd la the only Entjrn State
In which they allow Sunday twtiball.
Thi Bwton Club has signed Like as
catoner. lie dU good wore for Ktnsas
BurriNTON Is pitching for an amateur
team, it is reported, under tbw nam of
Stivsttr, of Boston, and Sanders, o? th
Louisville, ars giant pitohsrs, resembling
each other considerably ii build.
Trkri saerns to be a tendency to do away
witn non-playing managers iu the Liague.
Chapman, ol Louiivilla, is ths last to retire
from the arena.
If there is any ons thing that hurts bans,
ball it is the unjust criticism ot an umpire
on the part ot spectators who do not know
what they are kiokin( about
Washington didn't rlnlsh In ths flrsff di
vision. ' ut she bait out Nhw York aud Chi
cago, which ia ttte lli-at time Wasiiiagtou
bos done anythinj of tas sort.
Captain John M. Ward, ot Brooklyn, is
note for bis o Hirtesy on ths bail field au 1
for tlis moleratioa with which bs accepts
"rank" decision of tu umpire.
Ubicao J has released Shortstop Cooaay
and Wnsaington has signed him. This en
ables Minager Irwin to put Riohsrdson
back to seeoud ba. where he Is nested.
One by one the old guard, which for sea
son maintained the houor ot New York up
on ths diamond, are uniting to other clubs,
and their plvwd are b?ing tilled by recruits
from tbe minor leagues.
Manager Powers, ot New York, has
signal McMaboo, fonnirlv catcher of the
K uiiu City Club. The New Yor are
piayioj a atron; game now that the club
Has been reorganised and new blood iiutillei
iuto the old oaroas.
Knowlsjs. of the Providence (K. I.) Cluh,
Iu anexoitmj game at Blnbamton. N. Y.,
struck Catcher Wilton, ot the Blughamtons,
In the faoe as the former was niakiog the
ruu. It took twenty police rueu to savs
Knowlai from ths vengeance of tbe specta
tors. ComsKtr certainly appears to bs entitled
to much credit (or the gooi work of the
Cincinuatis. lis took practically ths saint
team that tor yean past has shad gloo a
over that city, added sums strength and by
his generalship brought toeia up to fouxta
OKa IMPORTANT EAPPKNINQrS
Of Interest to Dweller In th Kerston
Iac coor.xv's KoTonmrs carkkr eitdbd t A
TRSP-OtIN SFHINO SET IN A
Near Uniontown a spring gun set at a trap
for thleres has done what the county author
ities long have admitted their Inability to do
rid that section of Jack Cooley, one of the
notorious outlaws who for years has spread
terror In the mountain region of this and
adjoining counties. On Thursday night Jack
Cooley, Frank Cooley, tils brother, and Jack
Ramsey attempted to effect an entrance Into
the spring-bouse of Thomas Collier, near
Fairchance, for the purpose of robbing.
Jack Cooley was the leader of the gang, and
when he forced the door open a gun, et in
side nnd loaded with buckshot, was dis
charged, the load taking effect In Jack
Cooley's abdomen, producing wounds from
which he died yesterday morning. The In
jured man was at once picked up by hit
comrades and carried to bis father't home,
three miles away.
The dead man's father came to Fairchance
for a coffin and told the following story of
the shooting: "The boys were away from
home Thursday night, where I did not then
know. Along about 2 o'clock Friday morn
ing they returned, bearing the bleeding form
of Jack. Tho poor fellow did not teem to
realize that the end wat so near. I wanted
to go tor a doctor, but ho and Frank would
not let mo. They said tho wounds were not
fatal, and that to bring a doctor would be to
spread the alarm and csuso their arrest. I
finally agreed not to go for a doctor, and we
spent all day yesterday In doing what we
could for the poor boy. Shortly before mid
night Jack becamo unconscious, and I then
went for Dr. Holbert, but when ho arrived
it was too late."
The old man then gave Frank's version.
Th three boys were trying to get into Mr.
Collier's milk-house. Jack opened the door
and the gun was discharged. He uttered a
groan and fell back. The boys thought they
had fallen iuto the bands of the sheriff and
his posse. Without waiting to return the
fire or sec who had fired the shot, they
picked up the wounded man and bars him
to his home.
Thomas Collier said his milk-house bad
been robbed several times and he placed th
gun loaded with buckshot, in the milk
house with the muzzle pointing toward the
door. He tied a string to the trigger so that
whoever opjned the door would be shot.
About I o'clock at night his wife awake bim
and said the gun had been discharged. He
did not go out until morning, when h
found the ground in front ot ths milk
house covered with blood. He also found
two large, loaded revolvers, which indicate
that th Coolers hud Hed precipitately.
Mr. Collier is afraid the Cooleys will bar
revenge and ssy.s he would not be surprised
If they should waylay him or burn hi
house any night.
A BIO OIL FIRE.
At Washington a firo In the big oil tank
of the Southwest l'ipe Company, which won
struck by lightning, was kept from spread
ing to the other tanks by throwing earthen
ciibunkments around it and then liberating
the oil in the basin thus formed, by firing a
cannon-ball into the tank. It required the
labor of 200 men for eiit hours to accom
plish the work, steam was pumped Into
the other tanks to prevent combustion
from the heat thrown out by the burning
oil. The loss on oil, tank and labor emy loy
ed Is about 2n,'.W). The destroyed tank
was of 40,000 barrels capacity and was al
most full. Tbe oil burned for many hours)
and threw a vast column of flame high into
rot n fvtm.itik in a dat.
Near Johnstown, Fred Kupferer was over
come by heat while at work in the Johnson
mills and died shortly after. Milton 8axton
was struck by lightning ami instantly kill
ed. James (ioggin was stnick by a train;
and killed while driving a brewery wagon!
across the Pennsylvania railroad track.
John Moore was run over by a train and
F.ssmkr Ri.'rk was killed near Thill-ps-burg.
Outer county by lightning, which
struck a tree and was conveyed to tho house
by a wire clothes line.
D. A. Sii.sw, of Delmont fell 23 foot from
a roof; alighting on his head. He wa
Isaac Rrckard, pit boss of the Kyi
Works. near Uniontown, was fatally injured
by a fall of slate.
Wurr.it toying with a shot gun at1 Idle
wild, Arthur Dalton. aged D, accidentl
shot and killed himself.
A TFRHirrc storm passed over Wllkesbsrre.
The Welsh Congregational church wa
struck by lightning and badly wrecked.
Scores of other buildings were struck and
As infant daughter of Robert Douds, of
New Brighton, drank a saucerful of liquid
fly paper poison and died in three hours.
DiPiiTtiRRiA is raging In George township,
south of Uniontown, and several deaths are
reported, witb many children ill.
An organized gang of horsethisves is at
work in the northern and western parts of
Washington county, and scarcely a day
passes without one or more horses being
stolen. On Wednesday live were reported.
Frank Williams, a colored driver at th
Calhoun planing mills, Connellsville, wa
caught between a board and post at th
mills and horribly crushed. He cannot live.
An unknown man applied to Dr. Frank
W . Thomas of Philadelphia to have a dis
located shoulder reset. The doctor gave hi
patient etiier and in a short time the man
was a c irpsa.
A rniHT occurred at the quarry of the Car
bon Limestone Company, at Carbon on Sun
day and Frunk Maiauull was fatally wound
ed and Acquina Knox had a leg nearly shot
Dt RiNO a quarrel among drunken Italians
at Hilltowti, Anton Pasquali killed two of
his countrymen aud wounded a third.
John Ft ciis. aged it, was drowned whit
bathing at Rochester on Sunday.
At a wedding of two Poles in Mahonoy
City Sunday, the guests became involved in)
a tight and the bride was shot. Twenty
seven of the participants war arrested.
A rrykNT for th manufacture of wood si
oohol it to b saleblisuad at Warren.
Ear bat Juat teat 11,229 to thsOll City
ralUf f nnd. mtjfiag th city't totl oontribi