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ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS OF
Queer Facts and Thrilling Ad
ventures Which Show That Truth
ie Stvaiigor Than Fiction.
—A PAIITY of four Hacra
/\\ mento (Col.) anglers
/ J V went up the river the
4? oilier day to catch some
IWk fish. They agreed that
\ m whenever 0110 should
\\ * land a fish each of the
other ssh on Id pay him
a quarter. One of the
' "* quartet was especially
unlucky in his pisca
toral venture, and was soon out of pocket
$4.2~>, and down to his last quarter. He
wanted to beak up the compact, but
the others wouldn't let him. .lust then
ho stole one of the fishes caught by
another of the party, slipped it upon his
hook and into the water. He soon landed
it with a great deal of splutter and noise,
and received six bits. Wl en the others
were not looking lie replu ed it on his
book niul again went through the net of
landing a fish, lie managed to work
the dodge until ho had not only got back
liis $4/25, but broke the rest of the
HOME time ngo a store in the town of |
Pony, Mo., was robbed and about S'2OJ i
worth of clothing stolen. Suspicion
fll on Henry King, a young man of
good character, but 110 arrest was made,
as tlio ma'ority of the people b- lievo.l
him innocent. Three weeks after the
robbory the people woro astonished at
the news that King had married a wo
man fiftem years his senior. Shortly
afterward the young husband attempt- j
ed suicide by taking poison. While his j
friends were a! work trying to save him j
Jie told thorn it was true that ho was
guilty of the robbery and the fact was
only known to 0110 other person, the
woman he married. She so aired proof
of his guilt bofoie the marriage, and
calling him up showed her proofs and
told him that she would give him his
choice of marrying her or go ng to the
penitentiary. He pleaded in vain that j
be was too young to marry yet ami that |
she was old enough lo be his mother, j
The old girl know the value of her hand !
and was relentless. Honeymoon or the |
jail \\a; her ultimatum, and the poor!
fellow wilted and consented to be mar i
riod. After hard work the doctors saved
him, and lie iays ho prefers the) enilon
tiary to his antique spouse. The wo
man was a spinster and hor reputation
w:.s without a flaw.
POLICE LIEUTENANT WM. B. DALY, of
Boston, is undergoing a rigorous treat
ment to got cured of a spinal trouble
caused by a fall from ahorse car in INB7.
It is nothing more nor less than
a systematic course of hanging.
Ho is suspended by the neck until lie is
almost unconscious, this process being
the only way in which the spinal chord
can be properlv strengthened. The ma
chine is shaped very much like a gal
lows. It consists of an iron rod, with
eyes in the centre and liooks at each
end, in which are loops that pass down
under each shoulder to take the strain
off the pationt's neck. Along the hori
zontal bar is a series of notches, from
which hang the supports for the head
and chin. Lieutenant Daly's head is
placed in th 1 support, and 110 is then
swung from the floor. Ho says the ex
perience is anything but pleasant, but
as a cure is being effected be kee, s at
it. Ho is generally strung up about
two minutes and a half. When released
ho cannot stand, and it is fully five min
utes before bo ro overs from theeffe-t
of the hanging, lie has control of his
lower limbs now, whi'o less than six
months ago lie staggered liko a drunken
IT was not n jackdaw, like that of
Rhaims, that was the cause of sill the
servants in a certain household in Ber
lin being dismissed summarily some
four years ago, but a valuable ring did
disapjvoar in an unaccountable way, and
its loss ga\e rising to much shedding of
tears and commotion. The jowel has
now been found, and all is explained,
but in a marvelous manner. The gar
dener was trimming some trees in the
grounds of the house a few days ago,
and discovered the missing trinket lying
on a bough, where it had braved the
biee/.0, mow and rain all those years.
Here it would doubtless in time have
grown into the tree, to have been tbo
(subject in after years of scion title specu
lation, had not the eyes of tho horticul
turist been osj ecially sharp ou the
morning in question. It is supposed
that the little circle of gold adorned
with precious stones had been left on
the breakfast, table, nnd that the ser
vant, in shaking tho table-cloth out of
tho window, had unwittingly thrown it
away with tho crumbs.
A FRIEND in Wisconsin tells mo of an
anvrming incident he noticed in the
woods up there, says a writer in Forest
and Stream. Himself and a companion
were riding along together when there
suddenly stepped into the road ahead of
them a little army of skunks—one old
skunk and ilvo half grown kittens.
These seemed perfectly foarloss, and
halting by the wayside the gentleman's
companion began firing at theiu with a
tfix shooter, although ho did nut hit any
of them. At tho sound of every shot
the skunks, which had marshalled them
selves into perfect line, through up thoir
fails in pot feet unison, as straight and
still' as a ramrod, above their backs,
making no further hostile demonstra
tion, and simply standing at a ready
until their fear had partly subsided.
Ho repeated this manauvro a dozen
times, and my informant nays tho total
cfl'oct was funny in tins extreme.
WIOLIAM GRIFFIN, who follows tho
profession of nword-r.wallowing for a
living, camo to grief at his last perform
ance) and had to bo taken to tho Receiv
ing Hospital, San Francisco, for relief.
Griffin has an abnormal breadth of
throat, combined with an exceedingly
elongated porson, and the foats he is in
tho habit of performing are astonishing
by reason of the length and sharpness <>!'
the knives ami swords that ho uses. On
a Saturday night he surpassed himsolf by
swallowing a sword at h ast three feet
long, with tho result that he injured some
internal org an, aud yesterday hemorrhage
resulted which nearly finished His career
as a freak. Tho amount of blood which
was discharged from his stomach so
weakened him that when taken to the
hospital he fainted away, and was with
great difficulty revived.
Wim,n a uirniiß company was unload
ing its paraphernalia from a email
steamboat and burins at Metropolis,
Jll., olio of tilt! oloplialits showed a great
disinclination to go ashore. Several
employes soiled pike poles and began a
systematic oourso of prodding, which
throw the beast into a terrible rago. His
long trunk was suddenly twisted around
tho body of his nearest tormentor. The
man w s raised high in the air and east
unceremoniously into tho Ohio River,
thirty foot distant. The excitement was
groat, and by the time the eloplmut was
ready for another instalment, the men
had all scampered out -of danger. The
regular keeper having come to the res
cue, the maddened animal was qu eted,
and the two mart died ashore without ac
cident. The man was unhurt and swam
A NUMB Kit of small American Hags,
placed at the graves of the dead veter
ans of the war in Valley Cemetery, Now
Hampshire, have disappeared from time
to t me, and it was supposed they had
been made away with oy vandals. The
other day a party of visitors at the cem
etery noticed one of these national em
blems making its way across the ground
at a good speed with no visible means
of propulsion. Unable to account for
the phenomenon the visitors stood
spellbound, and watched the Hag trav
eling across the driveway and down a
bank, up another, and pause near a hole
in the bank. Then the mystery was
sohed. A red squirrel came out from
under the flag, and, seizing it by a cor
ner, dragged it into the orifice.
THE Cerinan steamship Argentino,
hid a curious experience in her lust
passage across the Atlantic. When
north of the Cape Verde Islands the
sun suddenly became obscured by
clouds of small reddish yellow dust
which covered every thing. Though
the sky was cloudless, the sun could
scarcely bo soon. This last'd four days,
and at times the dust was so thick that
it interfered with the machinery of the
vessel. The Argentine was steaming
constantly all the time, and when she
got out of the dust and Captain Solieon
was able to make an observation ho
found that lie was several bundled miles
north of the Cape Verde Islands. It is
supposed that the dust was swept from
the Islands by some wind storm.
A mono 210 immigrants that arrived at
Philadelphia a few days ago 011 the
steamship Switzerland from Antwerp,
were two young girls, Marie Meyer,
from Eberfeld, (leimany, and Pauline
Yolz, from Priedburg, Germany. The
immigration inspector informed them
1 hat they would not bo permitted to
land, us they woio penniless, unless j
they should first find husbands for
themselves. 111 less time than it takes to
tell it, a couple of young meu came for
ward, who were wiring to help the
young women out of their difficulty,and
at on- e a doub'e wedding ceremony was
performed 011 board, tho steward mean
while having called up witnesses by
ringing the dinner bell. In one case
tho young man was expecting his bride,
in the other the bridegroom had been a
passenger on the vessel, and had been
casting sly glances at Miss Mayer during
A DISCOVERY of tho wealth of a miser
ly old fanner was made near New Cas
tle, Ind., recently. Some of his rela
tives wont to his home and insisled that
his money bo deposited. Ho brought
out a bundle containing #2,000, and af
ter much persuasion produced from var
ious places in tho old farm houso his
wealth. In tho garret stowed under
the rafters were found bundles of bills,
and from beneath the floor wore brought
boxes and tin cans filled with gold and
silver coins. Tho money, #20,200, was
brought to Now Castle and deposited.
Many of tlio bills and coins bear old
A MAN at Covington, Ta., who is fat
tening a twenty-pound snapping turtle,
was aroused early a few mornings ago
by the noise of a seulllo in his yard.
Repairing there he found the turtle
hanging to tho nose of a 300 pound
bear. Rruin was near tho fence, en
deavoring to get over, but his dibits
were interfered with by the turllo.
Eventually tho bear reached tho next
vard, but the man followed and shot
him dead. The tnrt'o all tho time re
tained his hold, and refused to lot go
until tho dead beast's nose was cut off.
Then it crawled aw ay, carrying tho piece
of flesh in its mouth.
THE employment of dynamite for the
purpose of committing outrages has
made its way to Japan. Quito reoently
tho Higasln Hongwanji, in Kioto, ono
1 of the most famous temples in thecoun-
I try, was restored, and among other
I presents sent to celebrate tho restora
j tion wero 500 eandlos. Two (lavs later
one of these was lighted, and almost im
j mediately exploded with a loud report,
i tilling the building with smoke and
flame. On examination it turned out
that all the candles wero filled with
dynamite. Tho beautiful ceiling of tho
temple was not injured.
A COUPLE of young men living at
Wcllsville, Mo., were rivals for the hand
(f one of tho fair Wellsvillo daughters.
They were inclined to settle the matter
by uuol. When she learned of the affair
she sent lor them to meet her at the hour
j sot for the light, and, after reminding
| them that duels were unlawful, and the
victor would he a fugitive from justice
1 the rest of his days, sho suggested that
j they run a foot-race, hor hand to be tho
j prize. The young men accepted her
proposition, and sho umpired the race
j and walked of tho flold with the victor.
I A STNO UTJAR adventuro recently befell
| a Government Surveyor in the wilds of
Sumatra. After a hard day's work on a
mountain side ho passed tho night in
tho oi)on air in a hut hastily run up by
his coolies. As he was falling asleep
after long watching the sight of two liery
eyes glaring in at tho entrance of tho
hut almost paralysed him with terror.
I An enormous royal tiger soon glided in,
| smolle l him all over, and then sot to
1 work devouring the remains of his even
ing meal to tho last morsel. Afterward
his terrible guest disappeared.
HENRY RAOII is tho name of a hunter
who recently made a remarkable shot
on Reaver River, in the Adirondacks.
Ho saw two deer standing in the water
jno more than ten yards apart. He fired,
; nnd his bullet passed through the first
j deer and inflicted a mortal wound on tho
Advantages of Lemonade.
Lemonade made from tho juico of the
lemon is one of tho best and safost
drinks for any person,whether in health
or not. It is suitable for nil stomach
diseases, excellent 111 sickness, in cases
of jaundice, gravel, liver complaint, in
flammation of the bowels and fevers. It
is a specific against worms and skin com
p'uints. The pippin crushed may be
I used with sugar and water and taken as
I a drink. Lemon juice is tho best nnti
j scorbutic remedy known. It not only
I cures tho disease, but prevents it. Sail
ors make daily use of it for this pur
pose. Wo advise every ono to rub their
gums with lemon juice to keep thorn in
a healihy condition. Tho hands and
nails aro also kept clean, white, soft and
supple by tho daily use of lemon instead
of soap. It a'so prevents chi b'ains.
Lemon is used in intermittent fevers,
Inixed with strong, hot, black coffee,
without sugar. Neuralgia, it is said,
may bo cured by rubbing tho part af
fected with a cut lemon. It is valuable
a'so to cure warts. It wll remove dan
druff by rubbing the roots of the hair
with it. it will alleviate and finally
euro coughs and colds and heal diseased
lungs, if taken hot on going to bod at
night. Its uses are manifold, and the
more wo employ it internally the hotter
wo shall lind ourselves. A doctor in
Rome is trying it experimentally in
malarial fevers with great success, and
thinks that it will in time supersede
1 quiuino.— [Kelioboth Herald.
KILLED MANY TIGERS.
A WOMAN'S WONDERFUL PROW
ESS WITH A RIFLE.
Hunting Kangaroos—She Tells of a
Miraculous Escape From an Old
Man-Eater in Madras.
A noble lady, with curious experi
ences, enough each of itself to furnish a
separate story, talked to a 81111 Fran
cisco Chronicle reporter at the Occi
dental Hotel. It was the Countess
Edolo Von Amorling of Austria, who
had just arrived from Los Angeles and
Three years ngo the Count Von Amer
ling died, and since then the Counters
has been traveling almost constantly.
During the first year she made a circuit
of the globe, and returning homo, she
remaflied but a couple of months, when
she set out 011 her present travels.
Since then she has spent many months
in India, China, Japan, Corea and
"I would dearly like to go hunting
for grizzly bears in California, only just
now I can not do it," said the Countess.
"In the Yosemite, where I was before I
went to Los Angeles, I (taught sight of
a boar. How I longed for my Henry
rifle that I u ed so successfully in tiger
hunting in India.
"Do not be surprised. I have hunted
tigers in the jungles of Lahore, as well
as lions, and I have killed dozens of
knnj aroos out on the great deserts of
the antipodes. Yes, I am a very good
shot. I learned to shoot when but a
litt'o girl, and many a time, with my
husband in Austria, I have killed deer.
Tiger-hunting is, howevor, the most ox
citing sport. The English officers in
India gave mo some very good points
about them. Before I came away 1 was
quile an expert, and had killed no less
than live tigers. Three of them were
very big ones, too. I bunted in the
broken country about Mad! as for a
week, but only succeeded in killing an
old lion and two wolves. I was begin
ning to learn the ways of the tigers,
I however, and when I visited Lahore the
I sportsmen thereabout took me with
I them, and 011 several trips I was very
1 'Tigei s are very p!entiful there. They
oftentimes come right up to the housos.
The tigers hail been attacking anil kill
ing hoivos, so one evening our ]>arty
surrounded so in > of them 011 a narrow,
wooded tongue of land, which was
broken up by rolling hills.
" Wo had a lot of natives, who, with
dogs and wild cries, surrounded t!ie
wood. Tho natives out on tho sides
carried blazing torches, and were armed
with spears. I think the English otli
cers who commanded the hunt fa.ore 1
mo somewhat by driving the tigers my
way, but at any rate I killed one and
wounded another that was afterward
killed by an officer near at hand. Tho
tiger I killed was a very ferocious one,
and was coming right at me with his
mouth open when I shot him. Had I
lost my presence of mind, or been un
steady in my aim, I would surely have
fa leu his victim. It was good for mo
that I had p'onty of practico in shooting
"After this I killed sovoral tigers and
some smaller game, as well as a big
cobra that I saw one day distending its
hood near the foot of a big tree.
" The old lioness that I killed in
Madras was very vicious. The lionesses
are really tho man-eaters. They have a
soft, cushiony tread, and slip up on you
from behind, leap on you and kill you. I
This lioness was ono that my native j
guides had routed out of the jungle. I
Mho did not see mo till she escaped j
from under the palm troes and came
round a knoll at tho optll. There was
a baleful look in tho eye of the old
lioness as she made for me, not a hard
ruu, but with long, stealthy strides.
As sho came up closer 1 could seo that
sho was furious. Dogs we o coming
down tho palms after hor, and alio was
almost hedgod about completely, I did .
not wait for her to get too close. At,
the distance probably of one hundred |
yards I tired. I shot too low, and it
was not fatal, nnd then she made for 1
mo with a bound. Thou I filed volley ,
after volley into her, and whon she lay j
dead, but little more than ten. feet
away, I found that I had hit her 110 less
than live times.
"This sport was very dangerous, but
there was all tho more excitement about
it 011 this account, it is excessively hot
in India, else I would have hunted j
more than I did.
"In Australia thoro was much sport
killing tho kangaroos. Away out 011 tho
great plains of Australia they have what
they call the kaugaro) roundup—tho
same as you have your rabbit roundup
hero, liundrods upon hundreds of men
gather, and, scattering over the irroat
plain, round up tho kangaroos and drive
them in a large corral. There they are
dispatohed. To kill a kangaroo with a
ritlo ono must be very quick, or onco
tliey are started they send themselves
through the air with such amazing
bounds tliat it is difficult to locate them.
"111 China I ascended some of the
higher mountains by means of eight |
coolies, who bore me 011 a sedan chair, j
My muleteer brought along my bed and
camp equipage, and my servants,among j
whom was a cook, provided for all my j
wants. That was a vory pleasant part
of my experience. There was no big;
game to be had, however, when 1 was in
China, so I contented myself by killing i
a few birds.
"l)o I always travel alone ( Ido ex
cept when I need servants. You see,all
my immediate relatives being 110 longer
living, I have no plcasantor way of
spending the remainder of my life, Re
fore I quit traveling I shall probably see
the wliolo world, and sha 1 gratify my
ta to for bunting in the greater portion
of it. What kind of a garb do I use in
hunting/ When it is not too hot I wear
stout hoots and a strong, but not very
long dress and strong gloves, besides a
plain hat, such as a man would wear, ac
cording to the weather. Of course, when
I am expecting to get a shot at any kind
of game, my gloves are always oil*. My
hands and i'aco often get quite bronzed,
but I do not mind that/*
A Twin Watermelon.
Aleck Wt st, colored, wo believe, is
entitled to tho ginger cako, for tho
greatest curiosity in the way of a water
melon. He exhibited two perfect
melons joined together. Roth melons
were fully developed, and the meat was
juioy and sweet—just like an ordinary
me 011. A'eck states that ho thst
noticed that tho runners from the vino
grew double. They moved sdo by side,
and the result was tho double melon.
It was certainly n curiosity.
IF Mrs. Harriet Coe, of Grand Rapids,
Mich., lives until January 11, 1890, she
will bo 103 years old. alio was bom in
Hartford, Conn., iu 1787. Her father,
Alexander McNeil, was a soldier in tho
war of 1812, and her grandfather, Gen
eral McNeil, was a soldier in tho war of
the Revolution. In her 100 th year sho
had a paralytic stroke, and it was thought
she could not recover, but she did, and
now is in a fair state of health.
Slippery as Trout, Cunning- as Mon
keys, and Strong as Ponies.
Advices from the south of Franco
intimate that the porpoise is lordin x it
ina most annoying fashion on the Med
iterranean Hood. Your sea swine is an
aggravating beast, full of cunning and
prompt at a practical joke, and he is
more than the Municipal Council of St.
Na, aire can any longer put up with.
I his body has re juesled the French
Minister of Marine to form a Commis
sion "to study the physiology of por
poises," that by so doing it may be dis
covered how to secure their absence
from the neighborhood of the shore dur
ing the iishiug season.
It appears that it is an old complaint
that the porpoises of tlio Mediterranean
commit intolerable depredations. It
appears that each generation of por
noi os is a little cleverer than its for
bears; and, whereas the porcine ruscn's
used only to drive tlie fish into nets or
sallow water, they now one mrago them
to ho caught, that tlioy may themselves
feast on tlio netted captives. The
Department of Marine has often been
asked to interfere, and as early as 18(55
the commander of the Mediterranean
fleet formed a scliomo for the destruc
tion of porpoises, which was like one of
the wolf laws of the midd e ages. A fee
of 5 francs was offerel for every head of
a porpoise, a sum raised at last to 25
francs. Special nets we e devised, and
the fishermen of Marseilles, Narbonno
ami Port Vend res put their heads
together to entrap their enemies. As a
matter o!' fact they found it easy enough
to catch the porpoises, and plenty of fish
as well. But here oame out original sin
in the wicked cetacean. The nets wore
s'vly drawn close; the porposes mean
while ate the fish, their fellow prisoners,
until, just when the space within the not
began to lessen seriously, with the inim-
I itable grace of a flap of their tail fins,
they lightly sprang, like salmon, over
the edge of the net and into the ocean.
Tl.o flshornu n of Marsoil'es, Narbonno
and Port Yendres, wild willi p.igo at
being fooled in this way, once more
brought tlio conduct of tlio porpoises
before the notice of tlio Government,
The Minister was shocked, but could
suggest nothing. Turee other oom
munes thereupon requested the depart
ment itself to undertako the chastise
meat of the porpoises. There was a
iong delay; but at length two gunboats,
the Ayeno in 1888, and tlio Albatross in
1881, wore sent to punish the sportive
pirates. They shot torpedoes among
them, and fired cannon galore. The re
sult wa< melancholy in the extreme. A
few porpoises were killed, but not many;
tlio majority fled out to deeper waters;
but alas! tlio fish fled with them, so that
it was more tl an a week in ouch case
1 eforo the fishery could be recommenced.
And when the fish came back, like the
ghost in tlio laureate's poem, tlio irre
pressible porpoises returned in their
company. The new report is not moro
encouraging than former ones have
been. It says that the porpoise is an
animal "fort agile," and that tlio use of
artillery against him is worse than use
less. It oan only Rnggoat in a melan
choly wa that "the fishermen who com
plain of the depredations of these ceta
ceans would do well to unite in organ
izing porpoise hunts, or else in forming
a mutual insurance against tlie injuries
the/ commit. Meanwhile the depart
ment might continue to indemnify to a
certain degree the proprietors of nets
which have been injured in any very
preposterous degree." This is cold
comfort, and is, in fact, another way of
saving that nothing can bo done with
beasts that are as slippery as trout, as
cunning as monkeys, and as strong as
Hunting Prairie Chickens.
During the months of August and
September, the prairies of Indiana, Il
linois, lowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Min
nesota and Dakota fairly teem with
prairio chickens, and it is considered in
soino localities little of an exploit to
slaughter a hundred birds in a day's
shooting, The birds aro young and
scarcely able to tly, and not. having been
shot at, are very tame. Hot weather
causes thorn to lie close when pursued
! by a dog, so that when flushed they are
rarely moro than a fow yards from the
| hunter. The large mark which they
present and tlio unvarying direction of
l their lino of flight makes them an easy
| bird to kill, and the largo bags which
are so often boasted of are tlio result.
I A month later tells a different tale.
I Lot, then, the alleged good shot of
; August try his hand on October birds.
.Strong of wing and fully fledged, ren
j dered cautious t< ovtrcmio by their con-
I stunt persecution, and rising at from
i forty to fifty yards from the sportsman,
j it takes a good gun well hold to bring
j down the bird.—[Chicago Herald.
In Battak Land.
The "Rattaks aro a pooplo of common
origin wi h the Ma'avs and resembling
I theui in many respects, who live along
| the western const and in the interior of
! the island of Sumatra. The district
j chiefs form a confederation, the strong-
I est one among them residing near the
I Toba Lake. They have enjoyed tlio ad
; vantages of civilization, and aro good
! agriculturists, have an original system
I of writing, and take cure to have their
children instructed in such arts and
j knowledge as they appreciate; and yet
■ they eat encm'es who are taken armed,
and orim'nals of a certain class. As
| sentimental people in western countries
practice in a " language of flowers," so
tlio young people of either sex among
j tlio Pattaks correspond by means of a
I language of leaves. The leaves them
selves have no signiflt auej, hut their
I names modified perhaps, within tlio
: hounds of poetic license, indicate or
j rhyme with t'.o word which the corres
pondent wishes to suggest.
The Force of Habit.
Speaking of force of habii reminds
me of a story that might bear repeating,
says a writer. In most colleges it is the
custom for one member of the faculty,
usually th 4 president, lo have the super
vision of all absent and dilatory stu
dents, and to him every such one must
go to explain the c.uisu of his absenen
or tardiness. In one of these was n
very kind and indulgent guardian of
the college discipline. Every student
knew well his stereotyped way of saying,
"Well, I'l. excuse you this tini", lmt
don't lot it happen aga'u." Although
not in accordance with the usual rule, a
: arried man had been admitted to pur
sue tlio studies of the regular course.
One day ho was absent; on the next,
appoaring with his class in the doctor's
room, he explained with great embar
rassment that tlio arrival of an lieir had
l>een the cause of his detention. "With
out looking up from his table, and ap
parently without a thought as to the
nature of the excuse, so long as there
was one, the doctor graciously re
market: "Well, I'll excuse you thin
time, but don't let it happen again,"
| NOTES AND COMMENTS.
THE Spanish and the Germans have
adopted the policy of f ending out float
ing commercial exhibitions, and Spain
has sent a large vessel, having oil board
an exhibition of raw products and man
ufactured goods, to make a tour of all I
tlio ports of South and Central America ,
and of Mexico.
AN old man in North Carolina, who |
had lived all his life without even seeing i
a railroad, recently got on a train, and
before lie laid traveled a mile was i
thrown off and killed Yet, on the !
other hand, according to a writer in j
"Scribner's," a man might travel 51,- j
(MM),000,000 miles before being killed.
JUSTICE MILLER, of the United States |
Supreme Court, tells this of Block
Island, 11. I.: "Of the 1,20!) inhabitants I
of tlio island, fully 1,000 of them have
only four different family names. They i
have inter-nmrried to great extent, and ,
I did not perceive any deterioration
either mental or physical in consequouco |
of u " . !
A WITNESS who lias boon engaged in I
the cattle business for thirty years testi
fied before the Senate Committee in i
Chicago that the price of live cattle had j
fallen from >BB per hundred weight in
1888 to #lB in the present year. At the
same time it was sta ed tli.it the price
of beef to the consumer had remained
substantially the same.
CENTRAL AMKHI<-A is enormously rich j
in natural resources. The principal |
natural source of her wealth is her J
minerals. These aro not mined because
of lack of capital and transportation.
Gold, silver, copper, iron, zinc, opals j
and coal aro plentiful. The rare woods
occupy tlio second place as a source of
wealth. There is not a saw mill in the
whole country, ami all sawed lumber
now comes from tlio Cnited States, I
although pine forests abound on the
W. 11, SMITH, the leader of tlio Con J
servative party in the English House of i
Commons, is extremely foml of flowers,
and in his ho:-houses lie finds employ
ment for thirty persons, while his ox- |
pendituro upon this particular fancy (
amounts to several thousand pounds a
year. His father was a poor nowspapor j
hoy, who at times peddled " button
holes " as well as the daily journals in j
the London streets. He let his son a
g eat fortune and the largest newspaper J
selling business in the world.
THE subject of desertions from the
annv will he treated at length in tlio !
forthcoming report of the Secretary of!
War. It is one that hai had Secretary j
Proctor's earnest consideration from tlio
beginning, as well as that of the Adju
taut-General's staff. Yarious changes :
in camp and barrack life, with a view to ,
increasing the soldier's comfort and in- i
torest in his command, have been insti
tuted, notably the consolidated moss ,
and tlio canteen systems. Those have j
worked well who e er tried, and tlio re- 1
suits lmvo been that tho percentage of
desertions have do reused since 1888.
A FIRM of bookmakers have hit on a
novelty in the advertising line which i
must pos ess irresistible attraction for !
every genuino snob. They announce j
best boots and shoes at ready-money
prices, made on selected lasts of tho
following gentlomeii, perfect feet only
having been chosen for the stock mod
els." Then follows a list of the owners
of these porfeot feet in assorted sizes, in
cluding such a <li tinguishod collection
of eminence as the Duke of lloxburgho, i
the Marquis of Hamilton, Earl Gadogan
Princo Dolgourki and many others.
This arrangement lias tho double ad van
tage that any one going to this estab
lishment lias a chance of being chosen
ns a stock model, and finding his name
enshrined on this roll of fame us owner
of a perfect pair of feet.
HISTORY Qecas ? ona'dy seems to repeat
ilsoif geographically, as we might term
it, abnormal or altogether unusual
events occurring almost simultaneously
in diHeront parts ol' tho world. On the
21st of August as tore of passengers
were killod or wounded on tho trial trip
of tho now Hcrraduras branch of the
Cordova Railway in the Argent no Re
public, and on the samo day an Associ
ated Press dispatch stated that " A now
steamer, just completed, was making
her.//'#/. trip from tho I'ovt of Shanghai
last Sunday, when her boiler burst, and
30 persons on board were killed." Only
a day later a Khoxvillo dispatch report
ed tho disastrous collapse of a railway
trestle in (irainger County, Tenn.,
where 23 persons were killed or wounded
on tho trial trip of the new Cumberland
Cap and Kentucky Railroad.
SIXTY years ago railroads were un
known in this country, and the popula
tion of tho United Stats consisted of
12,000,000 people. To-day wo operate
upward of 105,000 miles of railroad, and
our population has increased to 00,000,-
000. Sixty years ago the aggregate
wealth of tho United States was less
than #1,000,0(H),000 ; at present it is
estimated at #50,000,000,000. Over our
105,000 miles of railroad there was car
ried last yoar 475,000,000 people, and
( 00,000,000 tons of freight were trans
ported. Upon these linos are engaged
I.niio,ooo employees. Their equipment
consists of 30,000 locomotives, 21 ,<IOO
passenger cars, 7,000 baggage cars, and
1,000,000 freight cars. The capitd in
vested in construction and equipment
amounts to #3,000,1)00, and tho yearly
disbursements for labor and supplies
Borneo Rubber Fields.
Tho relative value of the rubber
fields of tho world lias lately boon dis
cussed, and prominent among these is
Borneo. Borneo rubber is the product
of two, if not more, species of plants of
tho genus Willoughboia, acreeper which
attains a length of 150 feet or there
abouts, and grows wild and untonded
in the forests. Tho rubber is simply its
liaidened sap, which Hows freely from
tho stom if wounded. To obtain it
rings are chiseled in tho bark at inter
vals of about fourteen or fifteen inches
apart. As much as half a hundred
weight of rubber is occasionally ob
tained from a very old creeper, but tho
usual quantity may bo put down as half
that. The plant is no essarily killed in
the operation. It is not yet cloarly as
certained at what age it is host to take
the rubber, though six years is tho time
usually spoken of. Ouly tho very
slightest attention has boon required
for any of these plants, and there is no
reason why tho cultivation should not
bo indefinitely, oxtondod. -[San I'ran
Artesian Y/elle of Antiquity.
It is worthy of mention that it is cer
tain that artesian wells have been com
mon in China from a very remote antiq
uity. Some of tho Chinese weils aro
said to bo 3,000 feet- deep. The simple
I method used by tho Chinese- where
I the drill is raised an I let fall by a ropo
| instead of a rigid rod—lias lately been
employed in Luropo with advantage.
' I Forbearance is attended with profit.
! Life is a journey, niul deatli a return
The stiaitfhtest trees are tho first
( ause'ess angor resembles waves with
The loftiest building arises from small
It is better to suffer an injury than to
A discontented man is like a snake
j who would swallow an elephant.
| While silent, considor your own
; faults, ami while speaking spare those
| To persecute tho unfortunate is like
throwing stones on ono fallen into a
) If men will have no care for the future,
i they will soon have sor.ow for tho past,
j Hear both sides, and all will be clear;
bear but one, and you will still be in
I the dark.
' Kind feeling maybe paid with kind
j feeling, but debts must Ihj paid in hard
Those abovo should not oppress those !
i below, nor those below encroach on I
i The people are tho roots of the State ; I
if the roots are nourishing, tlie State
I will endure.
I The hou-o wherein learning abounds
will rise ; that in which pleasure pre
1 vails will fall.
| To be fully fed and warmly clothed, |
I and to dwell at ease, without learning, j
j is little better than a bestial stat \
The wisest must in a thousand times
I bo once mistaken : tho most foolish in a
thousand times must bo once right.
! Fortune tolling is traced to the earlv !
astrologers, by whom tho planets Jupi j
I tor and Venus wero supposed to betoken 1
happiness. The Sibyllao wore women ■
j who flourished in different parts of the ,
i world, and who were said to have been
inspired by Heaven. In England the
laws against fortune telling were at
| one timo very severe. A declaration (
. was published in Franco, Jan. 11, IGBO, |
of exceeding so verity against fortune j
tellers and poisoners, under which sov- <
. oral persons suffered death. Fortune i
j tilers, although liab'otobc imprisoned
as rogues and vagabonds, still flouiish I
I in Eng'and.
! A FEW nights ago tho gong in tho
i Washington Hoso Houso, Ilarrishurg,
| Fonn., began a series of raps, anil kopfc
I it up for over an hour, striking all man
ner of signals. Tho apparatus was
wound up four or live times, and dually
was loft alone. It was then discovered
that an industrious rat had oaten tho
insulation f om the wire, and tho ox
posed part hung dangerously near un
electric, light wire,
tier Face Wuh Her Fortune.
Rho wa* as pretty as a picture and so ani
mated and lively that it did one i? od to look
at ner. She mtib all this but she Is not now.
PooY soul, th" roses linger no more in her
cheeks, the former luster of her eyes is gone.
She's a woe-b 'gono looking piece or huiiumity
now. She has one of those troubles so com
mon to women and needs Dr. Pierce's Fnvo: ite
Prescription. It recuperates the wasted
strength, puts the whole system right, restores
t eioßesand the luutor and " akes the wo
man what sho once Was, bright, well and
l'appy. ' Favorite Prescription" is the only
mcdicino for women, sold by drug Ist-, uiuUr
a ixH-itlvr wuirunlrr. from tho manufactuicrs,
tbut it will givo satisfaction In every ease, or
money will bo refunded. This guarantee bus
been , rintcd un the Isittie*wrapper, and fait li
lullycnrri d mit for man;, year .
For all derangements of thillvor, at niach
and bowels, ta.io Dr. Pierce's Pellets. One a
Wisconsin educators are discussing a pro
position to establish baths in the public
"The clays or mitvolca are past." That may
•>e, unci yet some of the most wonderful thiavfl
ever witnessed by the human faintly have oc
curred m it!tin the last dccado, Not tho least ol
those wonders is tho success which the agenln
of 11. F. Johnson Co., Richmond, Vn„ art
meeting. Wrlto thorn fur particulars. They
will show uou how to work wonders.
There's talk abroad of holding an inter
national electrieul cxliibition in Kiliiiburgli
If not above being taught hy a man, take this
pood ndvico. Try Dolhinn's Electric Soap n 'Xt
Monday. It won't cost mueli, and you will then
know for yournelf Just how gisid it is. I jguro
to aet no Imitation. There are lots of aem.
Still sit ies just ptililisbcd show that there
arc 2,'27'J soldiers six feet or over in height
in the British Army.
Forced to Leave Home.
Ovor 00 pcoplo wore forced to leave their
homes yestorday to call for a free trial pack
age ol Lane's Family Medicine. If your blool
is bad, your liver and kidneys out of order, if
you arc constipated and have headache and an
unsightly complexion, don't fall to call on any
druggist to-day for a free sample of this grand
remedy. Tho lodlos praise It. Evoryono likes
it. Largo-size pnekago 50 cents.
A now enterprise at. Bangor, Me, is the?
RhippingofKuwilust in bales to various cities
A liox of wind matches free to smokers of
"T.aiisill's Punch" lie. Cigar.
The lion. Bed Held Proctor, Secretary of
War, has purchased a handsome estate on
Marhlelicad Neck, Mass. IJIIH
Out of Sorts
Ib n fooling peculiar to persons of dyspeptic ten
dency, or It may be caused by change of climate,
season or life. The Htomuch is out of order, the hood
aches or does not feel right, appetite Is capri
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Confused and irritable. This condition finds an ex
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Its regulating and toning powers, soon restores hnr
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