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l MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Weber's "Freyschutz'has just been
" performed for' the six hundredth time
at the Berlin royal opera.
a a title for the German kaiser feebly
expresses one Englishman's rage.
Vienna is going to turn moral, too.
The ballet corps at the Imperial opera
house has received orders to wear
"roomy white silk stockings" over its
. A telegraph line recently run to
Coomassie from the coast is highly ap
preciated by the Aehanti natives. They
cat oS the wire in suitable lengths to
Vaticana is the name given to one
of the latest asteroids discovered, No.
416, in honor of Father Boccardi, of the
Vatican observatory, who has computed
Lord Alfred Rothschild' sent a brace
of pheasants to every one of the 3,000
drivers and conductors of the omnibus
company in which he is interested as a
Herr Dieden, the senior member of
the German reichstag, is 87 years of age
and has eat in every session since the
empire was constituted. He has also
been a member of the Prussian landtag
continuously since 1854.
-Siegfried Wagner is in Borne at
work pn a comic opera, the book being
on a story of the Thirty Years war. His
music is said to be not of the school of
his father, but of that of Humperdinck,
the composer of "Hansel and GreteL"
Paris' police is trying to discourage
murder as a business by showing that
it does not pay. Out of 21 recent mur
ders the average profit to each assassin
was $16.37, and in many of these cases
the murderer was caught and executed.
Princess Theresa of Bavaria, daugh
ter of the prince regent, has been made
an honorary doctor of philosophy by the
University of Munich.' She is also a
m amber of the Royal Academy of
Sciences, is 48 years of age and a spin
ster. THE TINIEST OF WATCHES.
Most I!ute Timepiece Row In Ex
istence. The smallest watch in the world is
at present on exhibition in a show win
dow in Berlin. It is the latest triumph
in the art of watchmaking the art that
has made such wonderful progress
within the last decade.
The lilliputian timepiece was made in
Geneva. Following are given some of
the tiny dimensions:
The diameter of the little watch is less
than half an inch. The exact measure
ment is lO'a millimeters, or .4137 inch.
Its thickness is 3 millimeters, or .1182
inch, being but little more than a tenth
of an inch.
The length of the minute hand is
2 4-10 millimeters, or .09456 inch. That
of the hour hand is 1 3-10 millimeters,
or .05122 inch.
The entire works of the tiny watch
comprise 95 individual pieces, and its
exact weight is 14.3499 grains, or, ac
cording to the metric system, 93 centi
grammes less than a single gram!
After having been wound up with the
diminutive key the watch will run for
28 hours. The mainspring when run
down has a circumference of .13396
inch. Its weight is 38 milligrammes, or
J 902 grain.
The weight of the four main wheels,
with their springs, is 42 milligrammes,
or .6468 grain. There are 13 cogs on
the little cylinder wheel, which has a
circumference of 2 millimeters, or .0788
inch, and weighs .75 milligramme, or
The balance has a circumference of
3.57 millimeters, or .140658 inch. In
one hour it completes 18.152 revolutions,
traveling a distance of 9,842 feet 6
Inches. ' j
The most delicate tools and measur
ing instruments were made specially
for the construction of this lilliputian
watch. The preliminary work in the
making of the timepiece was very ex
pensive, and the selling price of the
watch is comparatively low, being Jl,
250 N.Y. Herald.
Experiment with at Sleeper.
Prof. Mosso, the Italian physiologist,
constructed a couch so arranged that
ft could be accurately balanced in the
middle when the slightest change of
weight would make either end incline.
A man was laid upon it, balanced in a
horizontal position. As he went to
sleep his head rose and his feet sank.
Aa he awoke the opposite- occurred,
proving that the blood left the head in
one condition and returned to it in the
others Chicago Chronicle.
Tho WiM Drastsrlat.
Youth I would er like a bottle of
some er good hair restorer.
IJruggist Want it for your
tache, I suppose?
, 'Er yes."
' I guess it's hair originator
want. Chicago Evening New&l
. . I the Arctic.
Walrus . Bill Klondike Ike's wife
didnt know.him when he got home
from our little awarray this morning.
Sealskin Sam How could you expect
her to, after he had been Out all night
ana grown a Deara six months old 7 ,
Indianapolis Journal. J
THE STOBY OP A NUGGET.
Huga Lump of Gold That Was
Found in North Carolina.
Through the Treachery of Two Mla
ra It Wat the Cause of Three
Murders The Accaried
Greed for Gold.
Long before gold was aiscovered in
California there were both placer and
quartz mining in North Carolina and
northern Georgia, and the Chattahoo
chee river bed is yet worked by steam
dredges for float and placer gold, while
a dozen new plants have been erected in
Simpkin, Hale, Harrison, Cherokee and
other counties of North Carolina since
the Atlanta exposition. This revived at
tention to an old gold field lends in'
terest to a story told by E. . Barnes,
of Yates county, N.Y.
"Some years ago,' said Mr. Barnes,
"I read in a newspaper something
which recalled to me a visit I had made
to Cherokee county, N. C 40 years ago.
This newspaper account was to the ef
fect that the director of the Phila
delphia mint was anxious to find an
owner for gold minted from a nugget
weighing 136 pounds sentpto the mint
, by 'J. J. Burnes, of Pineland township,
I Cherokee county, N. C.,' years before
! and never claimed,
"As I had been through that township
and knew it to be some 40 miles from a
railroad, and as I was going to make
another trip through the state, the idea
occurred to me to look into the case,
did so, and learned the history of the
Red creek nugget, and of the three mur
ders it caused. John Farrell was a
squatter on Red creek, Cherokee county.
, One day he had visitors two men he
I had known long years before. For their
entertainment he went into his bed
room and rolled out a large ball . of
something the color of bronze and as
heavy as lead. 'Gentlemen,' he said,
'here is something I found while look-
, ing for my cow. It is mighty heavy, and
I thought it might be something more
than iron. His visitors, who were min
ers, pronounced his find almost pure
gold. They proposed to help him carry
the nugget to where it could be shipped
to the mint. He accepted their offer.
and the next morning the party started
with their prize for the railroad, some
40 miles distant.
"Meanwhile the two miners had con
ceived the idea of murdering Farrell
and securing the nugget for themselves.
So, while Farrell was carrying the front
end of the pole on which the nugget
was suspended, he was brained with a
hatchet, and his body was hidden in the
woods. But when they again took up
their march the man at the front end of
the pole began to doubt the man be
hind him, and, stopping suddenly, said:
'I say, Mike, Farrell is sleeping behind
in the bush, and as I dont want to sleep
here we had better cut that lump of
gold in two, and each' man take his half
and go with it.
"This suggestion was agreed to, and
'Mike' took the hatchet from his belt
and cut the nugget in two. Then, still
kneeling, he asked: 'Which half will
you take?' and as he spoke he looked
down at the split nugget. This was the
opportune moment for his partner, and
the next instant 'Mike' lay dead in the
trail with a hatchet gash in his head.
His body was dragged into the woods
and his half of the nugget was hidden.
Around the other half was fastened a
strap, a stick was run through it, swung
over the shoulder of the surviving mur
derer, and so.it finally reached the
mint. The other half was also shipped
to the mint, both in the name of J. J.
Burnes. Then the murderer conceived
the bizarre idea of going back to Pine
land township to try to gain the affec
tions of Mrs. Farrell and marry her.
When he came to the place where he
had murdered his comrade three armed
men sprang from concealment and
caught him. By accident his crime had
been discovered. He confessed the mur
der, but refused to tell what he had
done with the gold. They hanged him
on the spot.
"I made the acquaintance of Mrs.
Farrell," said Mr. Barnes, in conclu
sion, "told her that there was money
coming to her .from the United States
mint at Philadelphia, and with my help
she got several thousand dollars and
moved to Chicago, where she still lives.'
IT. Y. Advertiser.
Animals That Cycle.
It may surprise many to learn that
there actually exist a large number of
animals and birds which derive almost
as much enjoyment as human cyclists
from . trips on the bicycle. Of course,
considerable time and patience were
necessary to educate them up to the
appreciation of the finest health-giving
pastime on earth. As might be ex
pected, monkeys take an 'easy first
place after mankind in their regard
of the wheel. Besides these, dogs have
been trained to ride cycles. Members of
the feathered world have proved apt
pupils ia cycling, and there are at least
two cockatoos whose command of the bi
cycle is as perfect as it is wonderful.
One belongs to the Bellonis, the owner
of the very talented family of birds,
and, besides ordinary riding, it gives
an aerial performance, riding a tight
wire. The other clever cockatoo was
trained by Mile. Irma Orbasono, and
rides a tricycle. But these two birds use
their beaks for the purpose of steering
their machines and pedal with their
claw. London Cycle.
C PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS.
Lady (in general store) "Have you
any- powder?" New Clerk "Yes'm.
What kind gun, baking or face?"
Out Sleigh Biding. "Why, Jennie,
your cheeks are blue with cold," said
Reginald. "No; I'm blushing," said
Jennie; "that's my blue blood." Har
lem Life. .
"JFride," said Uncle Eben, "am er
good t'ing in its place. But er country
or er citizen is in hahd luck when he
ain got nuffin' much 'ceppin' 'is pride
ter be proud of. Washington Star.
Pat All Right. "Out of work again,
Pat? I thought that 01dSkinflint gave
you a job?" "He did, so'r, but Oi'll be
kilt afore Oi'll starve to death for the
sake of kapin' aloive, sor." Detroit
"Why do you call it a South Da
kota novel ?" "Because it is thoroughly
up-to-date and ends with the state
ment: 'And so they were divorced and
lived happily ever afterward. Chi
cago Evening Post.
"I noticed in those lines you wrote
in Miss Skimp s album that you said
'smile sailed o'er her face serene.'
"Well, what of it?" "It was easy navi
gation, that s all. Easy navigation?'
"Yes, plain sailing." Cleveland Plain
Useless. "What do you think oi
that bill I have prepared to introduce?
inquired one member of the legislature,
"It is a sheer waste of time,"' replied
the other. "It isn't practical enough
to become a law, nor foolish enough to
get your name into the newspapers,
On the Stump. "In the days.of the
whigs I was a tory; in the days of the
liberals I am a conservative. I have
always been consistent," said the politi
cal candidate. "You have, indeed,'
said his rival. "But, gentlemen," he
added, "I have been equally consistent
though I am not a conservatory." And
then he wondered why everybody
smiled. Harlem Life.
Shifting the Responsibility. "It
has been proved by half a dozen wit
nesses," said the police magistrate,
that you are selling bread under
weight. Have you any explanation to
offer?" "The flour's so bad these days.
your honor," replied the honest baker,
looking the magistrate fearlessly tn the
eye, "that mv conscience won t let me
sell it to the people in greater quanti
ties than I can help." Cleveland Lead
German Monastery- Devotee TheT
Are Bora la the Purple. '
The pope has received in private audi
ence the abbe of the famous Abbey of
Benzon, at Seckau, in Germany, one of
the beet known and celebrated monas
teries, especially because of the high
station of the monks who axe gathered
there. The abbe spoke separately and
in detail of each of his dependent broth
er monks, and Leo XIII. heard with in
terest of their welfare. The monks of
the abbey include Prince Philip of
Hohenlohe, who has bidden a definite
adieu to the world; Farther Charles, un
der which name is concealed the iden
tity of a brilliant ex-cavalry officer, be
longing to an illustrious house; Prince
Edward Schonburg-Hartenstein, and
Father Benedict, Father Sebastian, once
a major in the Saxon army, bearing the
name of Baron von Oer; Father John,
who was Baron von Drais, and ran
away from the court of Baden to em
brace this career; Father Nicholas, who
was Baron von Salis-Soglio; Father
Hildebrand, who before assuming the
owl and gown was a brave captain, by
name of Count de Memptinne, and many
others too numerous to mention.
The Abbey Seckau is situated among
the mountains of Steiermark, in a thick,
wild forest, and in 30 years has united
together Benedictine monks belonging
to the best known famines, celebrated
for nobility or riches or distinguished
in the arts. This monastery, where the
rules are moet rigorous, was founded
over 30 years ago by two broth ens, Mau
rus and Plaeidus Wolter og Cologne,
two learned monks sent by Pius IX. to
Prussia to reorganize the monasteries
there, which were degenerating. The
pious Princess Catherine of Hohenzol
lem offered them the ancient Abbey of
Benzon to establish a new house, which
:ame into existence in 1863. Around
the two brothers there soon gathered
literary men and . artists, especially
from Duseeldorf , in love with the splen
iors of the Black Forest, who there
jontinued their work, so that there is
now an artistic school of Benzon, which
nay be said to rival the famous one of
the Italian Abbey of Monte Cassino,
But at Benzon they not only go in for
:he higher arts, but they make and pro
ride evervthinir for themselves. Pall
TELEGRAPHING TO KLONDIKE.
Limes Were Laid There About
Thirty Yeara Ago.
When one considers the great primal
fact that Klondike is not in American
territory one can understand why cer
tain Americans are doing their best to
discredit this mighty gold-bearing dis
trict in the eyes of the world. But while
the discussion is going on the Canadian
government has lost no time in consid
ering the project of telegraphic com
munication with Klondike. This in
quiry brings out a strange fact strange
in that everybody seems to have forgot
ten all about it that there was once a
telegraph line to Klondike and far be
yond. Mr. C. It. Hosmer, the indefati
gable manager of the C. P. E. telegraph
wstem. does well to call it a romance.
NEW WOMAN IN MEXICO.
She Fights Bulls and Does Other
Among; Them She Give Physic to the
Stole and Holds Government
. Position Supplanting;
Spain continues to furnish our prin
cipal amusements, for at the theaters
one hearSnSpanish plays, the Basque
ball -players, the "pelotaris," continue
to attract great crowds, and now we
are abou t to have a season of bull fight
ing with Manzantini as the "espada
principal," accompanied by a first-class
troupe of performers. But even' more
sensational will be the advent of "the
lady bull fighters," now on their way
from Spain to this land of iwin-ter sun
"Las torerae,"' or the feminine fight
ers of bulls, will be greeted with en
thusiasm, for they will be a -distinct
novelty, and are bound to make an im
pression on the susceptible masculine
public. And why not lady bull fighters
as well aa the "new woman of north
ern and colder lands? The girl whoen-
ters the arena to confront the "toro
bravo," the fierce bull pawing the sand,
and, head down, awaiting his human
foe, must have "sand" herself, and one
can fancy how convenient it would be
to marry one of them, and so have al
ways a valiant enemy of burglars in the
house. At the first alarm, at dead of
night, one could awaken one's lady
bull-fighting consort with: "Oye, tu,
Mariquita de mia alma, get up quick;
there's some one in the dining-room
packing up the silver!" And. the wife
of your bosom, arrayed in- a wrapper
and carrying her trusty srwordi in her
hand, would descend to the lower floor
to give the burglar an "estocada" in the
most classic and approved form!
I don't think the new woman of the
north can approach in interest the cor
responding "feminine new departure"
coming out of Spain in these days. In
Georgia a female company of militia
has been formed, and the gallant gov
ernor has a lady colonel on his staff.
Chicago presents women- footpads who
assail and rob male victims in the most
approved style of highwaymanship.
Everywhere lovely woman is making
progress, and it is fitting that the Latin
races should produce, as their choicest
exhibit, the lady bull fighter!
Ia Mexico the woman doctor has ar
rived, and is building up a clientele,
and we have also a woman lawyer, be
sides innumerable teachers of the "fe
male persuasion," all bright, capable
and energetic young women. Women
are being employed in the national post
al service and are firivinir satisfaction.
Soon they will begin to invade the
great government departments, and
will supplant the languid young dudes
who now ismoke cigarettes incessantly
and manage to kill time at t he govern
ment expense. The dudelet of the na
tional palace and of the government
offices outside is a study in pink shirts
and tall collars. He certainly toils not.
although he spins yarns in office hours,
and he is "the man with two hats," for
one is soft, which he can carry in an
inside pocket, and the other hard, of
tne derby quality, which he leaves on
his desk while he saunters out of doors,
wearing his soft hat! The chief of his
bureau comes to his desk and asks, ab-
sent-midedly: "Where is Carlitos7
Ah, I see he is in some other office, for
neres his nat!" Credulous chief of
bureau! your Carlitos is even now down
on Plateros street, ogling the pretty
iri uaa "inrowing them flowers," as
mey say in Spanish. Boston Herald.
AN ARKANSAS PASTEL.
a Very Pa.
He sat on a backless wooden chair
in front of his little cabin, idly cutting
yaller pine stick with his big jack-
knife. The poorly-cultivated corn was
dry and yellow, but he had evidently
not touched it. He was a characteristic
specimen of the men of the section,
tall, gaunt, ragged and yellow.
Eight or ten hounds lay around on
the dusty soil near him. - .
I drew up my horse.
"Hello!" I said; "we need rain."
"Mebby," he said.
"You have a pretty good stand of
corn there," I said.
Yep," he said, languidly.
'About time you were getting it in,
don't you think?" I asked.
"When do you think you will harvest
it? You couldn't have better weather."
"Now, look here," I said. "You have
a fair crop of corn there. Why don't
you get to work and take it in. I sup
pose, like all the, rest of you, you will
let your wife do it?"
"Well, it is a wonder. . And you don't
know when you will go to work at it?"
"And you are not going to make your
wife do it?"
"Well, I'm glad to hear that anyway
I never saw people who were as will
ing to let their wives do all the hard
work as you men out here. You make
their lives one loner worry and sor
row . '
He got up and came over to the fence
and leaned his arms on it. The eight
or ten dogs followed him. v
Miss, he said, slowly, "yer mean
all right. I calkerlate I know what
yer drivin' at, an I reckon I desarve
it, -but jest don't go on ter day. I
feel kinder played out ter-day."
He pointed to the cabin with his open
knife. "Yer see," he said, "my old
woman is in there, dead!".
When I looked back at the turn of
the road he was sitting on the broken
chair and one of the hounds had its
head in his lap, and he had his face
buried in the soft hide of the hound's
neck. Ellis Parker Butler, in the Yel
low Book. ,
THE QUEEN CLEANS HOUSE.
Old Apartments in Kensington Pal
ace to Be Pnt In Order.
. Queen Victoria has given orders that
the old state apartments in Kensington
palace, which have long been disused,
shall be put in order and opened to the
public indefinitely, says the New York
Mail and Express. Nine rooms will be
renovated, among them the bedroom in
which her majesty was sleeping on the
memorable June morning nearly 61
years ago when the news came to her
that the archbishop of Canterbury was
waiting in the council chamber to tell
her. that she was sovereign of one of
the great kingdoms of the world.
All these nine rooms are denuded of
furniture and almost knee deep with
dust. The ballroom in the Denmark
wing, where the men and women of the
aristocracy held high revel for two cen
turies, has been found a handy place
for tucking away things which were
not wanted elsewhere, and it looks like
a regular junk shop. Rusty barrel or
gans, broken-down tables, unseated
chairs and pictnreless frames lie on the
floor in heaps, and over these hangs in
ragged strips, as though to cover the
desolation, the tapestry which former
ly decked the walls, a striking illustra
tion of the "base uses" to which a royal
palace may come.
Another of the rooms to be restored
is Sir Christopher Wren's famous ban
queting hall. The chamber in which
the queen was born will not be opened
to the genral public, but admission may
be gained by a special order from the
lord chancellor. In this room, which
has beenkept in order, a brass plate has
been placed, inscribed: In this room
Queen Victoria was born May 24, 1819."
As Animal Which Stan da with
Feet Imbedded In Rocks.
On the Miles Wilbur farm, less than
two miles from Palmyra, Wis., nearly
midway between Bald bluff and the
Curelian spring, on a wild, rocky hill
side of the Kettle range of bluffs, may
be found a huge rock known far and
near as the "stone elephant," says the
It is annually visited by large num
bers of people, some of whom pronounce
it a petrified elephant of monster size,
but the theory most generally believed
is that it was hewed out of the solid
rock in which it seemed imbedded cen
turies ago by some prehistoric race.
As if to substantiate this latter
theory, from time to time many val
uable tools, relics and implements un
known to the people of this age have
been found about its base and in that
immediate vicinity. The elephant is
about 20 feet long, six or eight feet
high, of a dark gray color and weighs
linnilrprta of fnna. The boav onlv is
above the level of the ground, its legs
being deeply sunk below, holding it
firmly in a standing position.
A tradition believed by many is that
around this huge stone the Indians
gathered to offer sacrifices to the great
spirit and burn their prisoners at the
take, or make them the victims oi
ow torture known only to the In
inns. It is a long established and gen
erally believed theory that in this im
mediate vicinity and about Bald bluff
and the Big springs were some of their
most famous battle fields and hunting
A KNOWING DOG.
a Glasa Eye and
Robbed It Ont.
Marmaduke is dead. He was only a
Blenheim spaniel, but he was wonder
ful in his way, for he had a glass eye.
He was bred by the duchess of Marl
borough, who takes a great interest
In tne famous kennel. As will occa
sionally happen to small dogs, be tried
to show his superiority over the feline
race; but on one occasion a pugnacious
cat declined to take orders from Mar
maduke, and enforced its refusal by
giving Marmaduke "one in the eye'
with its claws. The result was that
Marmaduke's eye was destroyed. The
duchess then sent the spaniel to a
veterinary surgeon, to be fitted to a
glass eye, as she was especially fond
of the little fellow, and the sight of the
empty socket was repugnant. After he
was sent back with his new eye, her
grace was mode nervous by seeing his
staring artificial eye, it being just a
little previous to a visit of the earl of
Blandford, and so a home was sought
for the unfortunate little blue blood,
which was found with Miss E. L. Moore,
of Denmark Hill, near Woodstock. The I
glass eye is the right one, and is ex- I
acuy maienea xo xne .omer Drown, an
imated one. Marmaduke never tried
to scratch or rub out the eye, but
seemed to understand why it was there.
He was run over by a van.
Monkeys In Africa.
Africa's monkeys arc giving out. Tr;
the neighborhood rf th'cCcM Coast they
have been exterminated, and last year
the colony could collect only C7,CG!
monkey skies, wher-.as in 1S94, 1C8.405
skins, valued at $2G3,C00 were exported.
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