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Tli Old Friends.
The old friends. Ilia old friends,
We loved when we were young,
With sunbeams on their feces,
And music on their tongue I
The bees art In the almond flower,
The birds renew their itreln ;
But the old frlemle onoe Inet to us,
. Can never come attain.
The old frlen.lt, the old friends!
Their brow la lined with corf;
They're) furrow In the failed chert'
And silver In the hair;
Ilnl to ma they are old friends atlll
In youth and bloom the aaine,
At when we drove the Hying ball,
Or t limited In the game.
The old men, the old men,
Ituwtlow they creep slung!
How naughtily we snuffed at the-n
In days when we were young!
Their prosing and their dozing,
Their prate of llinra gone hy
Tbelr elilver Ilk an aspen leaf
If but breath went by.
Hut we, wa are the old men now.
Our blood It fnlnt and chill;
Wa cannot leap the mighty brook.
Or climb the breakneck bill,
Wa maunder down the shortest cult
Wa rest on etick or atlle,
And the young men half ashamed to laugh
Yet pass ua witb a amlle.
Out the young men, the young men,
Their atrength It fair to tee;
The airtight back and the aprlugy atrlds
The eye at falcon free.
The thout above the frolic wind,
Ai up the hill they go;
Hut, though to nigh nhove in now.
They toon til nil be nt low.
O weary, weary drag the years
At life drawt near the end.
And sadly, sadly full the tears
For loss of love and friend.
Hut we'll not doubt there'a good about
In all of humankind ;
80 here' a health before we go,
To thoae we leave btdi.nd!
"MY ANSWER, PLEASE."
SI10 wttt alright Utile woman, with
liazol eyes, jirrrcot teeth, wary bti'r
niul, when alio wnsn't "worked to
dcalli," a ilollcitte, rosy complexion.
Slits had married very young lier
Ideal and when aflor a fow yours
later she could to loniror I1UI0 from
liersalf what a poor, weak bit of clay
ho real if mi, alia inado 110 monn, but
sot about llio hard task of llulujr the
places of both father and mothor to
the three bright Uttlo children tlmi
came to them.
So well did the succeed that tho Ut
tlo ones thought papa wns the boat and
noblest man living. Fortunately, bo
departed this Ufa before they discov
ered bis frullllies, leaving lilt wife n
inultitntto of debts and only his life
Insurance to pay them with.
She was quite nwnro tliut creditors
eould not touch the money, but being
honest sho paid every bill, and then
deposited tho balance In tho savings
bank. It was such a small sum lhut
even with tho most rigorous economy
it would acarcely givo them dully
bread, let atone butter and meat occa
sionally, fuot, clothes, schoolhooks and
tho thousand nocostaiy things which
Sho made dulnty trlilns for parlors
and boudoirs, which brought her a
pretty peuuy, and this she augmented
by making drawings of tho said trifles
and then writing tho descriptions,
which she sold to a Itullos' periodical,
so that ultogethor hor children had
comfortable and evou a charming
But It was hard work. Sho had no
rest, no recreation whatovor, and
every day (hero wa more need of
money, and sho seemed more tired
when her old school frloud, Mary
Palmer, bought the corner house.
All tho good things of life seemed
tocoiuo to Mary Putiuer kerniurriago
had been a brilliant 0110. Juilgo
Palmer was one of earth's best, tho
possessor of grout wealth, devoted to
hit family aud honored by ull who
Like a good husband he was In
terested In all hit wife's friends, and
though he would have scorned the
Idea of being a matchmaker he cer
tainly did brlug his old comrade,
Caplulu Buker, to muko a fourth hi
a game of euchre which hit wife in
sisted on twice a week.
Captain Buker was a large, solid
looking man. lie wns bald and a
little gray, a man who paid little at
lentlou to woniou, for in war timet
he had been, cruelly jlltod by a gay
. The old mau the married was doad
aud hit widow made a practice of
calling at the bank almost every day,
for the capUlu of long ago wot a bank
president now. Though the asked
advice frequently ' about the disposal
of her property, and smiled her sweot
jtt on her old lover, It only disgusted
hint the more.
Ua had been on - speaking terms
with Mrs. Joyce ever since her mar
riage, for lit aud the departed Joyce
were members vf tho same secret or
; But he aImot forgot her existence
till ho met hor at the Ta'inert, and
was elm r mod with her good sense,
originality and absenco of coquetry.
One evening Mis. Joyce was quite
surprised to Imve lilin ntherod Into
her little titling room. Hhe was not
niiiklnjr pretty things that night, how
ever. The wookly wash had just come
homo and tho was darning and patch
ing. Sho was a little ombnrnased, It is
(rue, but after slinking hands with
him, the returned hor thimble, holding
It a moment to tho light to her needle
would net slip through the holes, and
wl.llo shochnltod pleasantly her lingers
hVw, for tima was money to her.
I'i'Rtonlly the suhl:
'I have a bit of nows for you, Mrt.
Joyce. 1 am thinking of rotting
Oh," sin sildj "nin 1 to con
grain Into you?"
"Not yet; 1 haven't asked tho mo
"May I 1 11I k to you about marriage,
"I shrill bo ilolighlcd to hoar your
"I suppose you know that the ma
jority of marrluges nre not Imppy one',
mid tli tt t depravity is not the came,
liicii unhiippliiots ontors nil dilates of
society. In entering 11 partnership
men I, are 1111 agreement, nnd If cither
Violates ll tho law is Invoked, but In
II fo partnership every thing Is tnkoii
for grunted. Often tho young woman
who hits been Wooed iissiduously
scarcely receives any til torn ion after
nun rlnno, nnd as the poet wrolo of
love, '"lis woman's solo cxislence.nuil
to deprlvo hor of It Is cruelty wore
Ili in death. At I ha altar tho man en
dows his wlfo wllh all his wealth, and
too often sho litis) to beg for every dol
lar nnd give an account of what sho
spends It for, whllu tho husband
cigars and clubs cost inoro tliuii the
onllio family expenses. Now, If you
are 0110 of tlioso sollWh men I can't
wish you success In breaking n
woman's heart. But If you makit
your wlfo happy you havo my best
wishes for uiocet In wooing the
woman of your choice."
Sho resumed her thimble and tin
needle flow swiftly lo mako up for
"I think your viows are sonsiblo
ono, Mrt. Joy 00; that it tho way my
mother used to talk to us. I shall
endeavor to mako my wlfo a happy
womun, Mrs. Joyce; will you many
She looked up, hor checks covored
with blushes. "Oh, Mr. Buker, can
you excuse mo? I never supposed
you thought of me."
Ho gently drew the work asido and
holding both hor hands, ho said:
"My answer please?"
A Prodigal's Iteturn.
Whon tho ton of the family or the
old neighbor who had gouo away re
turns from the Stales, the French
Canadian iiaturo demands aoolobratlou
worthy not only of tho event, but of
the splendor of tho home-coinor.
There are dancingt and flower and
guy proconsious, nnd in the cunlro it
the lioro from tho Stnlos, who has
come back lu a resplendent stilt of
clothes, with u velvet wulslcout aud a
murvolloiis "top" hut, such at the
pariah hat not tcou before, for tho
ordinary "top" hat of rural Frouch
Canada vies In form with tho tradition
al St. Patrick's duy hat of "old Ire
lutid." He hut a gold or brass chaiu
too, and a ring.
Hit wife hat a tilk gpwn, and tho
too hut sparkling geinilaiid glittering
ornaments. Aud Baptlslu, sitting
among hit old f rioudt aud uolghbourt,
suttaluod by numerous relations, lelt
stories of the States that are so won
derful that the people of tho Stales
thomselvet would envy hit imagina
tion, and in time would unnecessarily
come to think moroof themselves than
thoy do now. It is tuid by hard
hoaded Scotchmen and cynical English
men' who live in Montreal, and whose
faith in republican Institutions it
woak, that tho French Conadluu wl 0
goes to tho Stutot it spoiled by what
thoy call too much froodom," that
phrase having beou iuvonled doubtlost
by the "British Matron" of the
Loudon Times, and adoptod at a
happy thought by Iter conservative
subjects. Doubtless the French
Canadian la doomed to worthlessnett
who having gone to the States, returns
to hit old home to remain. There Is
evory reason why he ah uld bo.
It is the Fienoh Canadian who it cap.
able of taking udvantage of hotter op
portunist who doet not return, ex.
oept by way of making a visit, or for
the purpose of luduolng hit relative!
and frloude to join him In Lit new
home. We tuber Anglo-Saxons know
Individual! of our own race who have
returned to life of idleness after
having made frullles excursions to
distant paitt In search of fortunos,
and so the tale Is not new to u, uui
doe It mark a raco distinction tins'
of Jacques returning home In splen
dor, and gradually, aftor a few boast
fill glorious days of honored guest,
ship, sinking Into a dingy pariah Idler,
known only as a humnn parasite whe
has teen something of the world anc"
mdi nothing of hit experiences.
Drrstes Made of (Has.
Tho Idea of wearing dresses made ol
glass may ut first sight npponr in tin
light of an Impossibility, and yet tin
grout novelily of this teuton Is n urn
lerlul tmido of spun gluts, and whlcl
Is ns bright and supple us silk, With I
peculiar sheen, reminding one of tin
sparkle of diamond dust, writes n cor
respondent. lu Uuasla there has for a long tlmi
exlstod n llaaue inimufiiL'tiiied frou
II bio of a peculiar ft uinlrou stoni
tho SlhoriHii tn I not, which by somi
tccrct procuts I ahrcihled and sput
into a fabric, which, although soft t
tho touch and plluhle In tint extreme,
Is of so durablo 11 tiuturo that It nnvoi
wears out. This is probably whnt hat
given nil enterprising maiiufacttirei
tho idea of pi 1 illicitly; tho spun gluti
dross lengths above mentioned.
The Muscovito stuff is thrown into
Iho lire whon dirty, wlioucu It Is with
drawn absolutely clenn unit ready foi
ute, but Iho spungluts silk is simply
brushed with a hard brush and sour,
and water, and It none tho worto foi
boiug either stained or toiled. TI1I1
material Is to bo hud lu white, green,
lilac, pink and yellow, and bids full
to become very fashionable for cvoniny
It Is nn Aiiatilnn who is I hn Inventoi
of this tiiatcrial, which Is rather costly.
Table cloilis, napkins nay, even
window curtains are manufactured
thereof, and I was shown by tin
Parisian r.gnnt a court train in a very
dolicuto hue of palo lavoudor, ahol
with pink, which mndo mo think cl
Iho fairy tale which wo call Pent
d'Ane, and where iho princess ordori
from the gnomes throe dresses, out
tho color of the sun, 0110 the color ol
moon and the third the color of tin
An Intelligent Cow.
Col. L D. McDonald of Coltimbll
City, Ind., tell a good story ot
animal Intelligence. He had bought 1
lot of stock, Including a cow nnd hoi
calf, which ho was driving home.
The cow's aflcetlon for Its olXsprliij
had atlrao'ed nttoutlou more thai
At length a river wns reached
which bolug it 11 bridged tho emtio hut
to ford. Tho wator was deep, and ai
the cuttle plunged in they wero S'.vep
off their foot, the mothor cow amonj
Tho calf, meantime, was takon bj
the current several rods down tin
stream, and whon the poor cow 10
gained her footing and discerned thii
her distress was apparent. Instead o
making for the opposito shore as th
other anlmnls hud dono tho swan
down the stream below hor calf. Th
curront drove tho young croatun
against the protociiug bulk of tin
The cow, satltflod at this state o:
affairs, started for the shore, the cal
swimming ulongsldo of her. Abou
midway of the rlvor, tho swift curreii
striking tho calf in tho fore-quartoi
swept it bohlnd the cow and again I
floundered down stream.
Ouce more the mother wont to th
retcuo. She had to swim around t
tho oilier sldo of tho calf, nnd thl
dona, she had to steady herself lu th
stream until the-calf was against ho
side. Hor efforts were this tlmo suc
cessful, and eow nnd calf swam safol'
to shore. ludianopolis News. '
The Famous Leaning Tower.
The famous Loaning Tower of Pis
Is 150 feet in height, aud consists o
eight storlos,' the sevonth containing
bells and the one above being nn ob
sorvutory, from which a flue view i
afforded of the city, tho nolghborlii
country, tho Arno winding far dowt
from lis native hills, aud of the sea
in which it lotet ittolf at longth
Learned men and men who hav
nothing else to do hnvo for a lon(
time puzeled their braiut with Hi
question, Wat it originally to con
ttructed, or have lis foundations sunt
and caused its Inclination? So muo.
debating has made it still more uucet
tain, but the majority ' maintain that
like Adam, it was created upright am
bogan to fall from natural weukuesi
The majority may be wrong, both a
t Adam and at lo the Leaning Tower
At lo the lattor, It strikes me that if i
had once bog uu to full, it would no
have tlopped at Itt present angle, bu
would have speedily come to Ms
crmiud. New York Time.
FOR FARX AXD UABDE.X.
The Kansas station reports that tec
ond-erop potatoes used for seed the
following spring give much better re
turns than by planting the oarly crop
The tecond-crop potatoes keep lu a
sound condition during tho winter,
when (he first crop becotno shriveled
and sprouted. The resu t Is greater
vitality and the ability lo withstand
hkst hoots ton cows.
All kinds of turnips aro ol Jectlon
able for cows ns they will glvo their
strong flivor to the milk unless fed
with careful precautions and only ai
llin tlmo of milking. Tho apodal
flivor of nil Iho kinds of turnips
depend on a volatile oil In thorn which
goos directly to tho milk, and gives ll
nn unpleasant taste. This I provenlod
If tlmo it given for It to bo evaporated
thrviigh iho sklu in the perspiration,
but as beets and mangels are quilo
free from this objection they nre pre
fornblo to any others for fording
cows. Tho long red and tho yellow
globo niHiigols tire excellent, but the
sugnr heels hnvo mora nutriment in
them, linrlug twelvo to sixteen per
coiit. of sugar. Thev do not yield ns
much ns the linger m niseis, us UOO to
600 bushels per acre Is 11 good crop,
while of mangels two ir ihrcn times
at much Is often grown on good soil.
Now York Times.
fTUIIANTS run mom.
Ono of tho belt fruits for tho
farmer to grow for profit is tho
currant. Ho need not bo driven to
toll It within a day or two, but may
luko his (lino for one, two or throe
wooks, lhut letting it Interfoio Inst
with other farm operations. Thoro Is
always n good demand for curinn'.a,
nni at prices that yield grots returns
of $200 per acre. Tho labor in curing
for an ncro aftor the plants aro once
set is llttto moro than requlrod for 1111
tore of com or potatoes. A vory Im
portant point In growing currants is
fo keep Iho foliage heavy as well as
perfect. Hellebore sifted on the loaves
preserves them from the currant worm.
The Bordeaux mixture sprnyod ovor
tho bushes destroys the mihlow which
olhvrwito strips the bushes of leaves
by Into summer aluioU as badly us
worms could do. Currant bushos
need mineral manure, chiefly potash,
and with tlioso the foliugo will bo
joncrally healthy. Boston Cultivator.
SI'IIAY.'SO KOIt I'EACII ROT.
Tho principal sourco ot infection in
poach rot, Is in the mummillod fruit
which is often nllowad to remain on
or 11 odor the trees. F. D. Chester of
the Delaware station recommend that
all infected fruit bo removed from
the orchard as soon as possiblo. E irly
in tho spring boforo the fruit buds
begin to swell, spray the troos with a
solution of one pound of copper sul
pluito lo twenty-flvo gallons of water.
When tho fruit buds begin to swell,
and again Just before they open,
pray with copper carbonato or cop
per sulphato. As soon as tho ponchos
begin to ripen, spray every flvo or
even dayt. Under favorablo condi
tions of heat and moisturo only
olghioon hours neod elapto botween
tiio sowing of the spores npou the uu
Injurod turfacn of a sound poach, and
tho visible appearance of rot at the
point of infection, and In two to four
dayt the peach will be unfit for tito.
A heavy rain followed by warm
weather it particularly favorable lo
the fungus, and in such cases the
spraying should bj more frcquout.
WATER KOIt KAKSI HOUSES.
It would be all the hotter for any
furm hoi-se if ho could be given water
at some time between morning and
noon and noon and uighL There
seems to be a yurlety of opinion touch
ing thl point. It ia almost a univer
sal practice to give farm horses water
but throo times a duy morning, noon,
and night. Thero soom to bo no bet
ter reason for this than that it Is con.
vculent to do so, and that It would be
Inconvoulout to do otherwise as a rule.
All agroe that the horse ought to have
what wntor he neod rather than whut
If loft to go thirsty a half day afier
eating heating food at hard work
here is no limit to the amouut of
water lie want except what he will
hold when he reaches the trough. To
All up on eold water whon tho aulmal
is hi a heatod condition is one of the
most damaging thiugt that cau be
dono a horse, and yet bocauto it hap
peut to be convenient to let him do
this the praotloo has come luto vogue.
Most farmers eould flud a way to
remedy the matter If thuy would, aid
U would be humane for them to do so.
and pro Hi able likewise. Chloago
A series of experiments have boon
eomliioiod nt the Illinois Agricultural
Station, at Champaign, hi order to as
certain tho influence of change of
weather, sruton and food on cows, and
also the Variation in the weight of tho
nnlinnls and of tho ml k, a well as
the composition of tho latter. The re
sult of ihnse experiment has been
published hi Bulletin No. 21.
It was found that chaugos of feed
increased tho quantity of milk given
by oach of Hie six cows experimented
with, but practically hud 110 cllecl up.
on the quality.
Tho quality nf milk given nnd the
percentage of huttcr-fiit It contained
varied greatly front day to day, and
even from one milking to nnothor. ll
was found that satisfactory results
can be obtainod by testing oneo a week
a composite sample of milk from ouch
cow's dully yield.
By weighing tho milk nnd tetllng
Its quality bv tho Bibcock inoihod
onco u week or unco n mouth, It was
found thnt the quantity of milk nnd
of butler-fat for tho enttie period
could bo calculated Willi but little va.
Tho milk products varied from
3,0(19 pounds to 7.1C0 pounds; the
cttimaiud buttor product from 138
pounds to 314 pounds. The higho-t
per cent, of total solid hi nny 0110
milking was 22 4; of hu toi-fnt, 13.3
per cent. This wns the milk of a
Jei-ey eow. Tho lowott or cent, of
total toliilt wm 0.1 j of butler-rul, 1.5.
This was Iho milk of u Holstciii-Krioti-un
This report Is of grout Importance
as loitchlug on tho point whether tho
richness of iho pioduo i depends upon
tho richness of tho food, Theso ex
periments tend to prove that the
quantity of milk is thereby nhVteil,
but not the quullly. New York
FAIIM AND (1AIIOKN NOTKJ.
Dry food Is tho best for chickens.
Early chick havo tho most stamina.
Avoid draught If you would avoid
Novrr nso sulphur wllh grease to
drive away tho lice.
Turkeys fed on corn alone nre not
apt to lay fertile eggs.
Only save tito oggs of the best ot
your lowls for hatching.
In nino. cases out of ton lico are the
canto of all chicken disease.
Turkeys are good hivcslmont If the
stock is vigorous and tho bird heavy.
It is not advisable to make any
grain the exclusive fond of chickens.
Feed aud water the liens regularly
nnd supply them with grit and a duit
One of tin first precaution s to take
to avoid rump-all Is to purify tho hen
house. In some part whero hogs are scarco
furmci ure following corn-fod cattle
A Utile salt nddod to moistened
ground grain will provo a benefit to
poultry ut this season.
Never fly a pigeon thnt is moulting.
It is sore and tho best will not home
while passing through thl itago.
Tho horso-lty will camo mlikors to
go dry on a good pusiuro. Kirosotio
emulsion diluted is a good reuiody.
To gain tho best result from geese,
foed but Uttlo corn and plouty of
grass, and have wuter for them to ran
Willi the coining of warm weather
cut down the supply of corn and
meal and glvo more cooked food and
'A writer recotnniouds a tablespoon,
ful of kerosene oil in every gallon of
water for a fljck iu which a cold up
pear. Sheep manure roprcscnts what the
sheep consumes. They can't make it
better by passing It through their
Occasionally thoro 1 a cheep thai
get on the wrong tide of every que,
tlon. They aro born to, aud don't pay
To keep a hen in good condition for
laying she should bo obliged to oxer,
cite for her fond. Slew feeding pro
Had HU Reasons.
Young Mr. Flits What aro you
smiliug at, dear?
Mrs. Flits I was just thinking how
you used to sit and hold my hand for
an hour at a time, before wo were
married. How silly you were I
Mr. Fills I wasn't sl.ly at all. 1
held your hand to keop you away
from the piano. rlndlanaoohs Jour.
i KEYSTONE STATE CULLING J
MORTGAGES If fHNNSYLVANIA.
fnS-KMIXKRC Of WHICH WS KAV1 SO CAUSt
to as rsoca.
Raperintendentof ths Cenmt Porter, at
Washington, hat Just Issued an axtrS cen
sus bulletin, giving torn Interesting Infor
mation on farms, bon..a and morttase for
Pennsylvania. HU figure! show lha rati
flat mortgage debt stittlnt, January 1.
IR!W, tobeldlMOJ.m Fifteen of the 07
counties of the stste hsvlng eilttlng debts
of mora than tlO.OOO. not) eanh. These are
Alluhenv. tH2.WMl; ll.rks. II 2.1)01,021;
( better, 13 LfrM.O; Dauphin, SI0.039IWS;
Delaware, l3.0il,7Vi; Laokawamia. II,
2ZI.I73; Uneasier, l7.f74.0il; l.ur.vrne,
14,:UI,I0I; MeKean. SUUIWHO; Montgom
ery, Sll.xM.HiO; Northumberland. in.7.
71; Philadelphia. I7S.0H.1.(WI; Hchuvlklll,
Ml. 307, SKI; Weslmoralanil. I2.7MH,;
York, I7.UI7.SOO. Peniiaylvanla's per capita
mortgage Indebtedness la given at Sl!7 each
and in this reapent ttandt high up among
the other statea whose atatiatic have been
tabulated, at the following cnmpirallv
statement will show: Tennessee, M: Maine,
lit; New Hampshire, .V; Indiana, S"1;
Oregon, 73; Mlmouri, si); Vermont, SI:
Illinois. un; lows. Slot; Ithode island,
St'KI, Connecticut. 1107; Pennsylvania $117;
" trntka, 11; Maasacbasaits,lll;Kantus,
I lie real estate mortgage movement In
Pennsylvania, the second state or th union
In i puliitlon. and near the lirst in wealtti
and manufactures, wat a progressive nn
with a tingle Interruption, from 1SX0 to 1WM
having a ir,t of !C2.iiti,H7t In IN I and
Smi.iiaiMlii I WW. The debt Incurred in
Hx was llll,Kt!,2.M . n a mint not equal,
ed by that of nny other year. The Increase
of l'2 77 i er cent, in the incurred dfbl dur
ing the 10 yeara was greater than the In
crease of population, which waa only 22.77
per cent. Hut Mr. Porter Is not able lo stata
how it compared with the Increase of ths
values ol all the real estate of the state, be
cause that value was not estimated in the
census of 1080. In lHi, 7S,4Vi mortgages
were made, while In 1SH9 the number was
1 11. Mill. During the 10 year period a debt of
1.3Vl.i7,W was Incurred, representet bv
1.0.W.OM mortgages. In the ratio between
the di'bt and the estimate I true value of all
taxed real eatate Pennsylvania it represent
ed bv 18.Ul per cent, fheaverage rite of
int rest on Pennsylvania's existing anort.
gnu debt is .VH per cent, nnd from 1H80 to
IS H) has declined from ft.87 per cent, to HM
per rem. The mortgage now In force In
Pennsylvania nuinlwr 6l;f.4n.
55 PILLS VETOED
r ths oovra-'on, wno nt ttojtxn 333
MrAtrnrs Attn has Ail vft ox iisxn.
HsiiRitnt'Ko. ThetJovernor vetoed Sena
tor Mct'arrell't bill to more particularly
rteaivnate the rates of bridge tolls by provid
ing for increase of lolls wh-n authorize I by
the Courts of Quarter Hetsions in certain
The tlovernor alto vetoed the House hill
to provide for the creation and regulation
of municl ai liens and the proceeding for
the collection thereof in the several bor
oughs. The Governor disapproved hills to fix the
salary of the directors of the poor of Ihlgb
county, because It was violative of the Con
stitution, and the bill to provide for fencing
of improved lands used lor agricultural and
horticultural pnrpoiet in certa n counties.
The Oovertior has approved 3 2 bills, ve
toed anil (6 remain in his bands.
WILD HKArtTS AT LARGE.
OME Of MUS'S TIOFiM WOT YgT AClOUMTgn
Tvr.oMF.-Home of the wild animals that
escaped from the wrecked circus of Walter
.. -iain aresnu at large in mo mountains,
nnd the people are afraid to g abroad iu
the hills. A large blsck tiger hat not been
tcconnied for. It is known to he a beast of
great ferocity and Ihereare ex eolations that
tome person will ba be killed by it. Several
hunters have been out searching for It, hut
have not seen it. On Kriday John Parker
and Robert Hnydar were Hshlng near Veil.
Snyder heard a noise in the bushes near
him, and turned just In time to tee a wild
hog making lor bun. He dropped his fish
ing rod in a hurry and grabbed his gun. A
quick shot put an end to the animal just in
lime to save Mr. Snyder from the rush. It
was one of the beasts that escaped from the
rtvg or nigy roxvtrrxn.
ITjiiontowm Kiva of the Dawson rioters
were convicted of assault and battery and
being a nuisance. The oee ision wat a wed
ding when nearly the entire H'av popula
tion got drunk and raised tuch a meiee that
the ottlcert tried to arrest them, hill were
assaulted ami driven off. About .V) partici
pants left tha county to escape trial.
Horsk thieves are again at work in Cam
bria county. A valuable horse, carriage und
harness were taken Irom the stable of Henry
Speicher, in Richland county. The thieves
were followed into Somerset county, but got
away, stealing another buggy an route
Mary I.rvrsski's hat blew oat the win
dow of a car on an express train near
Phoenixvtlle. Tha girl rushed to tha door
and jumped off tha platform to get tha hat
and was instantly killed. H r head plough
ed througli the ground a foot deep.
Pft. MtKtii.A. a Slav, fell Irom a Dalit
mora and Ohio train under the wheels, neat
Lamont, and had both legs cut off. Ha wil
Mas. FRxniRirg. T. Mrrrim; x, living neat
I'niontown, Pa., was dangerously Injured
by a rooster sinking bis spur in her skull.
W. E. Risks, of Rochestur, a Baltimore
and Ohio freight brakeman. was killed neal
Washington, Pa., by falling from his train.
Robibt Untax, .V) years old waa Instantly
killed by a McKeesnort and Pellvsrnor
pasaanger train at MctCeesport.
LtTri.s Harry Brotherton of Roehajtei
want in the river bathing and, geltii'.; t
rond his depth, waa drowned.
Fivx men were spilled out of a box car by
a sudden jerk nf the train between New
Tastlt and Sharon Sunday night and Doc"
Biddls and George Orey were badly hurt.
J iron WiiHorT, a Baltimore and Ohio
freight conductor fell under his train at
Coniiellsville, and had hit right leg cut off.
lie will probably die.
A rAMTARt.g herd of rattle belonging to
,'obn Martin, of Hillsville, were poisoned
by some unknown persoa. Two of tha
Cattle have died.
Hriar Hillhan. aged 28. an employe on
the I'niou Drawn Steel Company at Beaver
Falls was drowned while bathing in the
A Miner named David Westfall waa In
S'antly killed by a tall of alata at tha works
of the Redatons Coke Company, south of
Samcxi, Jobson, brother of councilman of
Malvern, ran a ca'tish bona in hia hand.
Lockjaw devaio ed aud six hours after he
was a corps.
At New Castle, while ironing, Nannie
Henderson'! clothing landed and In an
Instant the was enveloped iu Names. Her
head, neek and hands were teiribly burueJ
before the Bra was extinguished.
At Jnhmtown. Henry Danges, a well,
known hotel-keeper waa out driving when
hia hors became unmanageable and ran
Into a freight train. Danges was ki!led,ami
his companion. Ueorge rield. Injured.
Whilr returning to bis borne in Beaver
rountv. Samuel Owens was instantly killed
bv being thrown from bis buggy over an
embankment near Brighl's bridge. Ua was
about 70 years of age,