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A PKINTEB AS UOVEKNOE.
Ike Sew Executive of New Mexico TelU a
Ex-Senator Edmund G. Ross, in ac
knowledging the congratulations of
the citizens of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, upon bis appointuientment as
governor of the territory, said:
"It is nearly three years since I
made Albuquerque my home. During
this time it has been my pleasure, as I
attended to my business at the prin
ter's case, to make every effort in my
power to advance the interests of Al
buquerque. Albuquerque is my home,
and I expect it to be my home as long
as I live, and I shall never lose an op
portunity to advance its proper and
material interests. As many of you
know, I have been actively engaged in
the promotion of many enterprises of
importance to Albuquerque, and I
want to say, and it is all I can say
now, that these enterprises are in a
fair way to progress. Substantial
progress has been made, and that is
all 1 can say at this time. I know
some of my good friends here think I
have been somewhat enthusiastic in
behalf of Albuquorbue, but I wish to
say that 1 expect to live (and I am
somewhat aged now) to see 100,000
people residing in Albuuuerque. and I
will" not be a very old man then. So
you can see from all this faith I have
in Albuquerque and the efforts 1 have
made in her behalf, that I have her in
terests deeply at heart. I am very
much pleased with the reception you
have given mc this evening. It is
more than I could have expected and
wore than I bargained for, and you
must not be surprised if it is a little
too much for me. It is impossible for
me to give adequate expression to the
feelings of my heart. It is true that
since I have been among you I have
tilled a very humble place in your
community. 1 was very much amus
ed the other day when Atty. Gen.
Garland toid me in Washington some
thing which you have perhaps seen in
the papers, and which came up when
my appointment was being considered
by the cabinet. Mr. Garland said: 'I
saw a very curious letter from Albu
querque the other day concerning Mr.
Koss' appointment. It was to the ef
fect that Mr. Koss had no more ambi
tion when he left the United States
senate than to work as a printer. That
being so,' said Mr. Garland, 'I am for
him.' 'And so am I,' said SecrStary
Lamar, with an emphatic sweep of his
arm. 'Well,1 said the president, 'that
settles it,' and I was appointed. Now,
I give you this, not as a
good story, but as an illustration
of the character of the administration.
It shows that ihis is a demo
cratic administration, not in the par
tisan way merely, but in the highest
sense of the word. A daily laborer
works until 6 o'clock in the "evening,
but our president and his cabinet not
only work all day, but frequently mid
night finds them toiling at their desks
investigating eases and mapping out
policies for the government. It has
been said that the administration has
been slow in making appointments,
and I thought they were a little slow
myself after I waited in Washington
two months longer than I expected to.
The people must recollect that the
democratic party has been out of
power lor twenty-five years, much to
its disgust, and they have forgotten a
food many things they would have
nown if they had continued in power.
They even didn't know some of their
best men. They even didn't know me
for a while. The people must consider
the inauspicious conditions that pre
vailed when the administration came
into power. The president has a good
deal to learn, and intends to know per
sonally every man who applies for a
position of any considerable promin
ence. vVhen he appoints a man he in
tends to know that he is the right man
in the right place. The president has
a keen and searching eye, and when
ho looked at me I believe that he
looked clear through me. I propose,
fellow citizens, to be governor of the
territory in all that the word implies,
I promise, so far as is in my power, to
give you a good, clean, honest, forci
ble democratic administration. I may
make a mistake, but with your assist
ance I will make as few as possible.
I expect to have to do some pretty
hardhitting, and, fellow-citizens, when
I begin to hit I will hit hard. I will
hit a democratic scoundrel's head a
little harder than a republican scoun
drel's head, for a democrat has no
business to be a scamp. Now, fellow
citizens, this is not a time to make a
set speech. I have been undergoing
this sort of thing for about ten days in
Kansas and other sections, and assure
you that after seventeen years of pov
erty and obscurity this vindication is
worth a thousand times more to me
than would be all the, offices in the ter
ritory rolled into one and offered to
me. " I never doubted for an instant
that some day this vindication would
come. I only feared that I might not
live to see it, but I made ud my mind
that I would live, and I have kept my
The Bend in Your Shoulders.
Look after the bend in your shoul
ders just below the nape of the neck,
mesdames, for this proclaims Sarah
Bernhardt's age, according to an
astute critic who says no stage artifice
can conceal this evidence of forty
years, now perfectly apparent in this
once delectable French artist. Women
who hate to grow old will be obliged
to do something more than repair
their faces if this worldly observation
is really true. A wrinkle, a lost tooth,
& gray hair, is mere child's play to
"the beud in the shoulders just below
the nape of the neck." Something
must be invented to straighten it out!
Thrice Married sit Thirty.
Mr3. Bessie Paschal Gassa way
Wright, formerly of this city, was
married to Thomas P. O'Connor, M.
P., the Irish agitator, of Galway, Ire
land, on Monday last. Fifteen years
ago she was a reigning belle, and hei
admirers were legion. Her beauty
was such as to class her among the
iirst half-dozen beautilul women who i
have been residents of the national
capital for the past quarter of a cen-
tury. She has probably rejected more j
oilers of marriage and yet married
more frequently than any lady of hoi
age and social standing in America.
After her divorce from Frank Gassa- !
way she was employed in the war de- j
paftment, and Dame Rumor had her
engaged to an ex-senator, then a cabi
net officer. She moved to Philadel
phia, and the same dame had her
engaged to a very wealthy and promi- j
nent merchant there. She returned
to Washington, however, and married
Capt. Wright, of the army, whose sad
death by a pistol-ball shocked the
community. Shortly after this event 1
Mrs. AVright made New York her res
idence, and Gen. Grant, it is said, had
her appointed to a clerkship in the
postoftice there, which position she
held for a short time only, when she :
decided to become an actress, and
made her debut under an assumed
name. She met with indifferent sue
cess before the footlights, and aban
doned the stage.
She then turned her attention to
ward literary matters, and was em- j
ployed by Mrs. Frank Leslie as a
reader of stories submitted to her pa
pers for publication to decide as to
their having sufficient merit to be ac
cepted. She afterward held a similar j
position with the Harpers. During
the past few years gossip has had her
engaged several times, and, among
others, to William Henry Hurlbut,
formerly editor of The New York
World, but as that gentleman married
about a year ago an English dowager
with a large bank account attachment
the "engagement" then, and not until
then, became "off." Last summer
Mrs. Wright visited Ireland, and dur
ing her visit met Mr. O'Connor and
became engaged to him, which re
suited in the cable telling us that he
was married to Mrs. Wright, an
"American authoress." She had
written short stories for Harpers
Weekly and made various modest liter
ary efforts. About 30 years of age, j
she has married three times. At this
rate she bids fair to beat her distin
guished father's (Judge Paschal) best
record in the matrimonial line, for at
60 he married his fourth wife. Mrs.
O'Connor has one child by her (irst
husband, Mr. Gassaway, a very bright
and good-looking boy of 13. Wasli- j
ington Swulai Herald.
FARM AND GARDEN.
The Employment of Living Trees for Strpport
lng Barbed Wire in Making Farm Fences
Miss Cleveland's Ornaments.
Her clothes are neat, but there is
nothing especially stylish about their
make. And her ornaments well, I
know some wives of government clerks
who would think themselves disgraced
if they were seen wearing them. At
oue of her Saturday atternoon recep
tions she wore a steel ornament. A
very fashionable lady, as she left the
White House, turned up her nose until
t almost reached the ceiling, and re
Marked: "Steel ornaments! Just
.hmk!" Wastin alon Letter.
Buried in a Mine.
Veteran miners and trappers tell
some remarkable stories. All their
efforts seem to be directed toward a
startling climax, without, a thought to
the opinion they may give listeners re
garding the relator's veracity. It was
on an east-bound train, and in the
"smoker" two passengers had taken
their seats together one an evident
veteran of the mines, and the other
an individual whose appearance seem
ed to indicate a more intimate ac
quaintance with civilization.
They sat for a few moments in
silence, but the former's desire to be
sociable finally overcame the lack ot
acquaintance, and, turning to his
neighbor, he inquired:
"Live out this way?"
"Thought so. Been out here some
time, ain't ye?"
"Oh, yes; several years; oft and on."
"Ever seen much life here?"
"Well, yes, a good deal."
"Ever been train-wrecked?"
"Bio wed up?"
"Chased by Injuns?"
"Buried in a mine?"
"Well, then, ye ain't seen much life.
I ain't ben wrecked, or blowed up, or
shot at, or scalped, but I have been
buried in a mine, and I don't reokon
ye will believe, but it's true. I'm
goin' to tell ye the story, and ye can
b'lieve it or not.
"It war about twenty years ago
that I war a diggin' the sparklin' in
the mines and one day while me and
another fellow, whose name I never
knowed, war worfcin' in the lone shaft,
on a sudden the alarm war give, but
before we could move, the -whole thing
come down, and thar we wer in a nar
rer little place nigh on a thousand feet
under. I tell ye, friend, it was awful!"
and the hero buried his face in his
hand and shuddered.
"But," inquired the astonished lis
tener, "how did you ever get out?"
"Stranger," said the old historian,
as he raised bis head, with a fara-way
look in his eyes, which seemed to re
call the terrible experience, "w
never did get out."
Like the modern novel, the too com
plete story did not long haunt the
listener's mind with heroic memories.
' Trees as Fence-Posts.
Attempts to utilize trees to take the
place of posts in constructing fences
were, says The Chicago Times, made
before plain or barbed wire came into
use as a substitute for boards. The
boards were nailed to the trees in the
same manner they were to posts. This
method of supporting fence boards
did not often prove to be satisfactory.
The boards needed a support every
eight feet, and the trees generally set
out for ornamental purposes were or
dinarily sixteen feet apart. It was
accordingly necessary to set a post, or
strong stake between the trees. A
fence thus supported generally pre
sented an unsightly appearance. It
was rarely the case that the trees all
stood in line. There were other diffi
culties in the matter. Many of the
trees were inclined by the action of
the wind. Some of them had crooked
trunks, that made it difficult to fasten
the boards to them. A large propor
tion of the trees used for posts were
locusts, or white maples, which were
liable to be destroyed by borers. These
and some other kinds of trees blew
over during severe storms and broke
the boards that were attached to them.
In some cases the injury done to the
trees by driving nails into them
caused them to become deformed or
When wire was introduced as a sub
stitute for boards in making farm
fences more attempts were made to
use living trees instead of posts.
There was not as much difficulty in at
taching wire as boards to them, as
supports are only needed once a rod.
With wire it is not necessary to have
the supports at a uniform distance
apart. Still, difficulties were found.
Many tall trees were swayed to tho
wind so that they broke the wire that
was fastened to them. In some cases
the staples were drawn out, and in
others the wire was stretched so that
il hung loose between the trees. Of
course the amount of land that could
be inclosed by using growing trees for
supports for fence wire was compara
tively small, as trees had not been
planted on the lines where fences were
wanted. In the newly-settled portions
of the west, where the greatest amount
of fence was required, the trees, ex
cept those intended to produce fruit,
had been set out. Supports for fence
wire were in great demand in those
places, and cedar or other wood suit
able for lasting posts is expensive.
Experiments were accordingly made
in putting down pieces of the trunks
of poplar or white willow trees, with a
view of having them take root and
row. In northwestern Iowa many
miles of fence have been made by
fastening wire to green poplar or wil
low posts, which will probably take
root and grow.
Several land-owners have set cut
tings of willow or cottonwood on the
.ines where they expect to make fenco
in the course of a few years. They
place them on an exact line at the dis
tance of a rod apart. They think that
they will be of sufficient size to sup
port fence wire in the course of about
five years. They will remove the limbs
from the trunks for the space of five
Dr six feet from the ground, and en
deavor to make them grow staight.
They will cut oft" the tops of the trees
so that they will not grow more than
ten feet high. By keeping them short
they will be less likely to be swayed to
the wind. The portions cut off can be
used for forming more supports.
Farmers who have large quantities of
laud and are in no need of inclosing
all of it would find it to their advan
tage to set out trees of slower growth,
but of more lasting qualities than any
variety of poplar or willow. The kind
Df trees should be suited to the soil
and climate of the locality where it is
wanted. Trees that have straight
trunks and which are not likely to
be split or injured by insects should
be selected. Trees that will make
good supports for fence wire will be in
demand in all the western states and
territories within a few vears.
He Told Her So.
On the rear seat of a Tremont street
car were two gentlemen, indulging
themselves in that vice only allowed
on the three rear seats. They were
strangers to each other. However,
they exchanged a few commonplace
remarks about the variable New
England weather, and, finally, the
younger man, spying a female down
on the front scat wearing "a ridicu
lous old trap ot a bonnet," which was,
in fact, the latest love of feminine
headgear, jocosely gave expression to
his thoughts, and closed by inquiring
of his neighbor if he didn't think the
bonnet "most ripe enough to shoot."
"Yes, I do!" said the elder man em
phatically. "Now that's my wife,"
he added, by way of explanation,
"and I told her when she brought the
thing home that some fool would
make fun of it before she'd worn it
twenty minutes." Boston Commonwealth.
Dairymen the country over are suf
fering from unusually low prices of
outter, cheese and milk.
Beans produce an enormous crop in
deeply trenched soil, and are much
improved by surface manuring.
Peas are recommended as a
2jood crop to smother wire grass.
;he grass can not thrive in the dense
A Dakota farmer
have raised seventeen
wheat in three years from one grain of
Eight and five-tenths pounds per
gallon is rapidly becoming the stand
ard weight of milk in this country and
There is no doubt that the slight
sweating of hay in the cock adds ma
terially to its value, especially if clover
constitutes a portion.
It is interesting to know that
tree platting is systematically fos
tered in China, and 330,000 trees
were set out last year in Hong Kono
alone. Never let a bunch of hay
lie lengthwise around the outer
sdge of the stack, but bv a skill
ful motion throw it so the ends
will be out, as in stacking wheat or
Turpentine, coal oil and vinegar,
squal parts, well shaken together, and
rubbed on the eggs of the botfly on
aorses legs, it is claimed, will kill
I ihem after about three applications.
Two years ago a farmer in Deland,
Ha., bought a hive of bees. Since
;hen he has had enough honey for
iamily use, and his stock has increased
;o sixteen stands, which he has iust
fold for $80.
Oil cake and cotton seed are valua
ble adjuncts to other feeds when in
;elligently used. The large exports
f these commodities show that the
sse of them in this country is not so
large as it ought to be.
The bronze is the king ot turkeys.
They are always beautiful, are pretty
good foragers and it costs but little to
taise them where grasshoppers and in
sects are plenty. They are No. 1 lay
ers, hardy and easy to raise.
High grade cattle are those having
a preponderance of pure blood, such
as the offspring of a thoroughbread
bull out of a half bred cow, which is
three-fourths. Low grades are the
opposite, or all gradations below halj
In the counties in Northern Illinois
the wages ot farm laborers the present
season average $1 with board, $1.2
without board $19.50 per month with
board and 827.75 without board.
Wrages are lower in the central anc
southern portions erf the state.
The culture of hemp has been re
vived in Central Illinois the present
season. The' fiber is to be sold to the
manufacturers of twine for self-binders.
It is thought that the demand
for hemp for this purpose will cause
this crop to be extensively raised in
The Gardener's Monthly says that
those who have set erat trees the past
spring should take the first chance of
a dry spell to- looses the soil deeply
about them with a fork, and imme
diately after beat it down hard again
with the heel or with some tool suit
able for the purpose.
The sweet potato is one of the most
valuable crops grown. In addition to
being a favorite on the table it makes
excellent food for- stock. Hogs fatten
very quickly on cooked sweet potatoes,
which arc a cheap article of food, con
sidering that three hundred bushels
per acre is not an unusual yield.
The tropical gooseberry, which is
cultivated in Florida, grows on a
handsome tree from ten to fifteen feet
in height. The fruit is rather smaller
than the Siberian erab apple and the
shape a flattened globe. It contains
one hard seed. The fruit is only mod
erately valuable,, but the tree is orna
mental. It may not generally be known that
the English walnut is the most profit
able of all the nut bearing trees.
When in full bearing they will yield
about 300 pounds of nuts to the tree.
If only twenty-sewn trees are planted
on an acre, says a Los Angelos or
chardist,. the income would be $549
per acre, or from twenty acres, $10,
800 per year.
Complaints are be3ominsr more and
more rife of the ravages of the army
worms and chinch bugs in various
sections of the West and in California.
Seeding to wheat year after year is
sure not only to impoverish the soil
disastrously, but also favors the mul
tiplication of insect pests whenever
favorable seasons occur for their
The increasing preference of manu
facturers the past season for unwash
ed wools to be washed has been more
noticeable of late, in that many lots
of washed wools held at what have
been considered relative prices are
still unsold on all markets, while un
washed, of the same grades, are all
sold. It is better for all concerned
that wool be shorn unwashed.
Millet, hungarian and orchard grass
are poor sabstitutes for a good mead
ow of clover or timothy, although thev
can serve on occasion to supplement
the loss of these more valuable pro
ducts. The search for new varieties
of plants to take the places of the un
desirable old is commendable, but the
forage plant that can take the place of
clover and timothy for hay is yet
tangling the soil of some undiscover
Cabbages and cauliflowers will do
better upon old ground, which is rich
and mellow from previous cultivation.
The manure should be old and well
rotted, as green manure will not
make a solid heat, although it may
make a rank growth of leaves. Many
of our good gardeners are using arti
ficial manure for these crops, apply
ing no stable or barnyard manure,
excepting such as may have been put
in for a previous or earlier crop.
Of the use of cotton-seed meal for
dairy cows an English writer says:
"My cows get from three to four
pounds of cotton cake every day. The
quantity and quality of the cream is
so sensibly increased by its use that if
by chance the cows are without it for
two days it is at once noticed. In
summer the cake is especially valua
ble, making the butter firm, j Oat
meal and bran induces large yields of
milk, but cotton-seed cake gives
"Speakin' of productive soil," said
the man from Dakota, "the half has
not been told. A few weeks ago my
wife said : 'Why John, I b'lieve
you've took to growin' agin.' I
measured myself, an' I hope Gabriel
'11 miss me at the final roundup, if I
hadn't grown six inches in two weeks.
I couldn't account for it for some
time, till at last I tumbled to the fact
that thar war holes in my boots, an'
the infernal soil got in thar an' done
A bushel of clover contains between
fifteen and sixteen millions of seeds.
A peck to the acre would give eighty
seven seeds to the square foot. One
quart to the acre would be ten seeds,
and from this it is easy to determine
how many seeds would stand on each
square foot of land with a given num
ber of quarts to the acre, supposing
every seed to be perfect and grow.
But about twenty per cent, on the av
erage, is imperfect, and frequently
twenty-five per cent of the remainder
fails for want of a suitable place for
A swallow flew down and plucked s
small piece of wool from the back ol
a pheep. The sheep was very indig
nant, and denounced the swallow ic
"Why do you make such a fuss?"
asked the swallow. "You never say
anything when the shepherd takes all
the wool you have on your back?"
"That's a different thing entirely,"
replied the sheep, "if you knew how
to take any wool without hurting me
as the shepherd does, I would not ob
ject so much. "
This fable is merely intended to ex
plain why millions can be stolen with
impunity, while the theft of a pair of
boots, or a loaf of bread is punished
with such severity. Texas Siflings.
tfhe pound of sugar, one pound of
batter,- eight eggs, one cup of rich
milk, one and one-half grated nat
tnegs, one teaspoonful powdered cinna
mon, one pound raisins seeded, one
half pound citron cut thin, one tea
spoonful of soda, two of cream of tar
tar. RAISED CAKE..
Three cups of light dough, three
3ggs, two cups of sugar, one cup of
butter, one cup of chopped raisins.
Stir until well mixed. Spice to taste.
Two cups of sugar, two-thirds of a
cup of butter, two and one-half cups
of flour, two teaspoonfuls- of cream
tartar, whites of five eggs, on cup of
milk, one teaspoonful of soda. Brown
part Two tablespoonf uls of the white
dough, ne-half cup- of treacle, one-
j tialf cup of flour, one-half oupeach of
! surrants and raisins. Bake in layers
and spread with jelly..
One cup'Of milk, one and one-half
' nips of sugar, one-half cup of butter,
! one egg, one teaspoonful ofsoda.
Three eggs, one-half cupof butter,
i one-half teacup of sweet milk, one
i half teaspoonful of soda, flour.to roll
I out. Fry in lard.
For each pie take a pint ot milk,
I scald it, and add three eggs well beat
I 3n, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, a
! pinch of salt and a little bit of butter,
j Bake with only a lower crust..
Juice and grated rind of one-lemon,
me-half cup of sugar, one half oup of
svater, or more if that does not fill
oie plate; four eggs,, save out the
ivhites of two; one tablespoonf ul of
lour. Mix lemon, sugar and eggs to
gether and add the water; stir the flour
ip in a little water aud add that;: when
lone beat the whites of the tw eggs
;o a stiff, froth, add two tablespoonfuls
jf powdered sugar, spread, over the
oie andplace in the oven to brewn.
MACARONI AND CHEESE..
Take half a pound of mrxaroni,
oreak in pieces. an inch long, and put
n a kettle of boiling water with a
.ittle salt, boil it about twenty min
jtes until soft but not broken.. Drain
t and put a layer in the bottom of a
outtered bake dish, cover with grated
jheese, a little salt and pepper and
ittle pieces of butter; then another
aver of macaroni and so on until all
sused up; add a half cup of cream or
milk. Bake covered for half aa hour;
ihen uncover and brown nicelv. Serve
in the dish in which it is baked.
One cup of butter, twccups of sug
ar, two eggs, cne cup of sweet milk,
two teaspoonfuls of baking powder
sifted into three cups ot flour, a half
cup of corn starch, one teaspoonful of
Put the ham in the kettle with wa
ter enough to cover it; let it simmer
for five hours, or until the bones are
quite loose; then set the kettle off till
the next day, and in the morning lift
the ham from the water, take off the
skin and shave off some of the fat.
Put the ham in a slow oven for three
Cover with water and soak over
night. In the morning add boiling
water and steam half an hour.
Clean, wash, split open in the back.
Lay in cold water half and hour.
Wipe dry, salt and pepper, broil on a
gridiron" over a bright tire. When
done butter on both sides.
After trimming the cuttlets dip
them in a mixture of equal parts of
grated cheese and bread crumbs.
Then dip them in beaten egg and dust
them again on both sides with the
cheese and crumb mixture, and fry
brown. Boil half a pound of macaroni,
and after it is drained add two ounces
of butter, some grated cheese, salt
and pepper. Let this become thor
oughly hot, stirring occasionally. Put
in the center of a dish and place the
cuttlets around it,
One pint of breadcrumbs, one spoon
ful each of chopped parsley and onion.
Beat two eggs light, add a teacupful
of milk, salt and pepper, and a small
niece of butter. Mix altogether, put
in a buttered dish and bake a light
Poisoned by Flies.
A bald-headed man in Louisville
was last Sunday much annoyed by
arge numbers of the common house
iy, that settled on his head and pre
vented his taking any rest or comfort
in life. The number increased to a
swarm, and he was compelled to seek
the shelter of his room. As he left the
porch where he had been seated several
of the insects settled on his forehead.
and before thev could be knocked off
had bitten him in several places. In
a few hours the places began to swell
and become inflamed until one of his
eyes was closed. He suffered much
pain from the bites, and continued to
grow worse until it was feared that his
blood had become poisoned from some
matter possibly contributed to his sys
tem through the medium of the pro
boscis of the insects. What should in
duce them to so persistently follow
him is unknown. Some apprehensions
are felt as to the ultimate recovery of
the gentleman, who is about 70 years
The Girl Who Gets Left.
It may be set down as an absolute
truth that when a respectable young
aian desires the acquaintance of one
who may some day be his wife he does
aot go out on the street and seek to
make that acauaintance by flirtation;
j in direct opposition, such a one he
i would not marrv under any circum-
I stances. The flirting girl should bear
in mind that she is a by-word among
' t,hn3A with whom she flirts, and that
: tho prolonged indulgence of her folly
; will but serve to fasten a stigma upon
i her name which will long outlast her
i vears of indiscretion, and will cause
fiRr to be shunned bv wife-seeking
I vonno- men through knowledge of her
former reputation. Pittsburgh Chron
THE DELUGE OF SAN GABBIEL.
Hexfea.il Villa -re and Their Inhabitants De
stroyed by a Flood.
Et Clarin, of Guadalajara, gives the '
following account of the almost total
destruction, in the morning of June
6, of the villages of Cnarenta and San
Gabriel, by a deluge that fell upon the
The said viHages- are, or were, situ
ated in a, canadaT or narrow valley,
through which passes the highway to
San-Lout Potoei, aad at a few leagues
to the eastward" of the town of Lagos.
The villages stood immediately upon
the banks of a little river that flows
through the valley, its margins lined
with welL-aultivated fields, gardens,
orchards cane plantations,, and sup
porting many domestic animals that
furnished subsistence and were the
only patrimony of many-families. Cua
renta was a station where tb arrieros,
in their journeys over the mountains,
generally passed the night. Fifty or
sixty of those industrious persons
were lodged in the two public houses
of the village that fatal night, the ma
jority of whom, and their animals,
.between! and! 5' of the morning.
while the peaceful inhabitants were
still tranquilly sleeping, many fam
ilies were awakened by such terrible
and continuous detonations of thunder
they had ever witnessed. This
frightful but providential announce
ment ot the coming catastrophe was
the cause-of reducing the number of
victims. Upon the mountains called
La Media. Luna, La Mesa, and others,
toward the east, was witnessed a sur
prising and terrifying spectacle, like
nothing ever seen before. It is de
scribed as resembling an eruption of
Vesuvius; the continuous electric dis
charges among the vast black masses
of clouds that whirled above the moun
tains gleaming in red flashes of fire
and yellow streams of gold, forming
an igneous mosaic in the sky, so to
say, that, though gorgeous beyond de
scription as a physical phenomenon,
tilled the beholders with terror. Enor
mous sleeves, or water-spouts, de
scended from the- clomds, and seemed
to grasp the mountains. Suddenly a
great noise like the roar and onward
rush of great waves of the sea an-
nounsed the awtut approach of the
deluge, a tidal wave that filled the lit
tle river, overflowed the valley, and
swept from its path with resistless
force whatever-it encountered. Great
logs of wood brought from the neigh
boring mountains, trees, thick magueys
torn up by the roots, shrubs, cows,
swine, burros,, fowls, were carried
upon the enormous mole of water.
The stone bridges, that had withstood
all former floods, were demolished.
The obstruction formed by their piers
diverted the current in other directions.
Sweeping literally through the streets.
it occupied houses on both sides of the
river, destroyed many, and damaged
The rapidity of the invasion and its
duration of almost three hours did not
permit the occupants to save more
than their lives by precipitate flight.
In the desperate efforts of men to save
their families many sad fatalities oc
curred. A father, having carried his
little children to a place of safety, re
turned to save his wife both perished.
Many were saved by the prompt as
sistance of relatives and charitable
persons that had earlier warning of
the catastrophe. Some escaped by
taking refuge upon the roofs of houses
that withstood the rushing deluge,
where groups of women and terrified
children waited in momentary expec
tation that the structure would follow
the fate of those they saw disappear
The whole valley, that yesterday
smiled with the homes and fruits of in
dustry, is a desolation. The survivors
are homeless, propertyless; reduced
from comfort to beggary. Hundreds
that have escaped the deluge are
menaced with starvation, even while,
shelterless, hungry, and almost naked,
they are sadly searching among tho
rubbish left by the receding waters
for the bodies of their friends. It
would be impossible to describe in de
tail what has occurred or what is now
witnessed. One hundred and seventy
bodies have been found where two
villages stood, or along the stream be
low them. The tempest was accom
panied with an enormous fall of hail,
that is still found (twenty-four hours
after the catastrophe) to a depth of
several inches among the ruins of
houses at Cuarenta by people search
ing for the dead. ln that village
alone more than two hundred houses .
were destroyed by the torrent. The
scene that is now witnessed could not .
be more heartrending.
In the midst of their misfortune and i
their anguish, the survivors turn their
eyes with hope toward the capital.
Let it not be said ever that in Jalisco .
there has been calamity, mourning,
distress, and hunger, and that' the
generous hands of the sons of Guada
lajara have not been stretched forth,
to succor them.
All Bight, Thank Yon..
A girl about 14 years of age was
passing through the Central Market
the other day when one of the stand
keepers called to her and. added:.
Ccmeuphere, poor thing, while I;
console you a bit.. So your mother is,
"Went and married a man,. I snpr
"Ah um! Aadi it's a step.father
you have, eh? Deao deaij. but how L
"What fori, ma'am?"
"For the way you'll be- treated,
"I guess not aot fchis evet; The
first thing I did with him was. to. get
up a row and break oae of his lingers;
with a lab. Ma'am set in agin, me
and I burned up the deeds to the farm
and let forty hogs into the 'tate-r-field."
"Do tell And you don't have to
put up with any abuse?'
"Not a whit, ma'am. I'm all right,
thank yon. It's the step-father you
want to weep over as soon as he can
limp to town." Detroit Free Press.
A San Diego Chinaman Is minus the facial
feature of a chin. The lower Up takes tha,
place of this loss.