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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST
LKBANON LoTKlK, NO. . A. F. A M : Hau
t thrir new hall in Muontc Mock, on Stunly
eteuing, on or before the lull iiuxn
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s moato. . n. tunvvs. m. " .
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tFOtRc In Dr. Po veil's Residence.
F. M. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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Collection and other business psumptl attended to.
Office on Main street.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office In reehlance, on Msln street, neit door nmth
ot ' B. M mtarue new residence. Atl work warranted.
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-Is life worth living?" Ask Of him
Who tolls both day and night
To make a little horn fir thoso
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Who, crowned with widow's, weeds,
Doth nnd supremcst happiness
In kind and noble deeds.
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Ot those whose highest lui
Is to aiwlst their fellow man.
WlAout one thought of fame.
"Is life worth Hvlng?" Ah I dear friend.
Let these good people tell:
A better question far is this
It life worth living well?
A BRAVE LADY.
How "Her Royal Highness" Fought
for Her Life.
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Only those who have experienced it
an realize tho exi-itmeut caused -j
witnessing a lianl-to-liaiul conflict be
tween two saTae, untamed beasts. 1
Imve witnessed bull lights in Mexico,
tnd seen a python cruh the life out of
calf in South America, but never
:tze! on a more thrilling episode than
n one hot Algerian nigni ai a water
ool about two hundred miles In the iu
erior. Beside the ihm1 were several
trees of a fair Ptze, in the bunches of
ue of which had l-f n placed a small
olatform hidden among the clustered
eaves, from which liming place 11 was
mveiiit ut to shcHit miT animals
night conic to the iool to drink during
the night. Thither repaired one even-
ng sMn after .sundown, Maccovoy and
nyself. nccoinpanictl ly his Arab -r-
ant, a young man nanieu Asuia. w no
bore our spare guns and acted as gen
eral factotum to us both on expeditions
f this nature. It is ditlicnlt for me, in
lUV cooler moments, to rnuiu a viT-e,
uitl the smooth, straight stem proved
.xtrcmely tixuiblcsiune to swarm. How
jver, with the help of Mac and Asilla. I
inann"vd it and secured n comfortable
lnhr They followed with great fa
ility, being" both slight, active men,
tnd nt once made the guns ready.
The moon rose gradually, audi hati
ootl opportunity to study perfect si
'ence. Nothing can le more deeply
lcnt than a still right in the desert.
As there is little or no vegetation in
these vast mean of sand, there is no
nsect life, and for several hours after
:he moou rose absolute silence reigned.
We did not speak. There was no
wind. It seemed as if there was
10 living thing in that wide
prcad expanse of country. 1
.vas beginning to feel sleepy and nod
frequently, when a prolonged roar
lounded close at hand. In an instant
we were wido awake ami grasped our
Sims nervously. At tho next instant
The roar was answered from a location
immediately beneath us. On looking
lown we saw a lioness, lying on her
bellv, her head between her paws, and
lu-r long tail waiving luxuriously to ami
fro. She looked like a huge cat enjoy
ing some pleasurable sensation. Almost
instantly a third "woof! woof!"
mounded at our backs, "tiao. am-:
breathed Mac, "we are in for a bag to
night!" and a moment later two mag-
uu.-ent males stemied slowly and ma-
jostically into view. The female con
tinued to purr and wave her tail gently.
As soon as the two lions spied each
other thev prepared for action. Slowly
and carefully they neared each other,
die lioness meanwhile watching them
as a cat does a mouse. Closer and
closer they drew, while we. spellbound,
reserved our fire to witness the terri
ble duel that was impending.
And now they crouch and with mu
tual roars of rage spring at each other,
md. meeting, iu imdlcap. fall, biting
tnd tearing, to the earth. We can
hear their txmes crush between their
powerful jaws like egg-shels beneath n
man's boot-heel. The lioness, main
taining her tranquil attitude, watched
the conttict, as it seemed to my excited
v with ;i devilish smile on her face.
Over ami over they ltd led, while the
sickening sound of champing bones
filled the air, mingled with their iran
tic roaring and the movement of their
bodies as they thrashed through the
whirling sand. By this time my nerves
were so wrought up that I could stand
the torrilio. spectacle no longer,
and, taking ,delileratc aim at
the lioness, behind her shoulder
blade. I let 11 v- Above the rumble of
the smooth-bore sounded the shriek of
the lioness as the heavy ball crashed
into her vitals. The two duelists at
once ceased their encounter, and as one
of them turned he received Maecovoy's
.-;!., l,i:ll.-t in tho head, the missile
"If the tamarisk U only dry enough,"
quoth Mac, "we can shu smoke her
uut;" and he galloped round through
the Waters and a volley of flaming
torches riuned Into the brake. This
fetched her. She made a gallant
charge out and almost up to us, before
we gave her all four barrels. It stopped
her, and for a moment the noble beast
seemed stunned. Then, as the smoke
cleared away, we saw her return to the
shelter. More torches were thrown in.
and four times did the desperate llon-
ness chanre-tis dauntlesslr, and receive
our tire, before -finally biting the dust.
She had eleven bullet lioles in ho.
beside the smashed shoulder I had
given her the night before. With that
bullet in her.fwhichhad pasfvl through
her aud lay against her ribs ou the op-
Hsite side to that it had entered) she
iiad traveled nearly nine miles, had
made live determined rushes, killed
and disabled four doers, and died like
theiheroine she was. in mid-charge.
And Mareoroy, turning to nie, asked:
"Doctor, do you still hold to the opin
ion that a lion is no better than a big
dog?" And I could find no answer.
save words of praise for thenob.le creat
ure that lay dead before us. Too much
time had elapsed for us to track the
other lion successfully, the spoor bav
ins- been obliterated by the feet of
other game. But two lions out of three
wasn't such bad work for twenty-four
hours, after all, and we returned to
camu fully satisfied with our day's
that I sport. Algerian Cor. London Standard.
HOME AND FARM.
ad at i
Three Cn-looa Memento of Rrvolntlonary
Iist I'rrserved In a Delaware To wa.
One is a silver straincj', which Benja
min Franklin had mae out of his firat
dollar that he had. ever 'earned. An
other is a worn prayer book, which
also belonged to Franklin. In it is
written the name of Betty Parker, a
vniiii" girl to whom he save it, with
these words of advice:
"t!o to church constantly, whoever
orcai hes. The act of devotion is your
principal business there, and if properly
attended to. will do more towards
mending the heart than sermons gener
ally can do. Yet I do not mean that
you should despise sermons, even if jou
dislike the preacher, for tire discourse
is often much better than the man. as
sweet and clear water comes through
very dirty earth."
The other memento is of a difitaeat
character. It is a bullet, covered with
a thick coating of rust. At the battle
of Brandywine General Lafayette was
shot, ami fell.
"General, I am wounded," he said to
Washington, as he was carried past the
"I am sorry for it " was the reply.
"Sir. I am n.d. sorry!" the young
Frenchman answered, quickly.
The bullet had passed through the
leg and could be felt under the skin
at"the other side. No surgeon came
tti dress the wound. A woman named
Bell McClosky cut out the bullet with
her scissors ami bandaged the leg so
skilfully that when the surgeon ex
amined it nothing more was needed.
This woman was the wife of a poor
soldier who followed her husband to
every battle-lie v and gave what help
she could to the wounded and dying.
When Lafayette returned to this country
in 1824, he visited Delaware, and re
ceived ft splendid welcome, civil and
military. But he did not forget the
woman w ho had come to his help. Bell
McClosky w as brought to Wilmington
and presented to him. She had pre
served the bullet and it is cherished by
her descendants as the memento of a
brave man and a good woman. Youth'$
Don't waste food onx-ows unable to
make decent return.
Live as much as possible on the
sunny aide of the house. farm Journal.
-Fried Squash: Slice thin, dip Id
egg, then in Hour, and try in not but
-The time-honored custom of feed
ing little chicks an exclusive diet of
crnmeal is now condemned fey some
Ctrn, as an exclusive diet. Is whol
ly unfit for a horse. It Is the most
heating food. Corn meal ought alwayi
to be fed with cut hay. lFeer Rural
Asnarasrus: Tie in small bunches
but not very tight, Jit into boiling
water, and cook about a half an hour
Serve hot upon toast with butter.
Christian at Work.
To grow corn as many farmers do,
and get a yield of thirty or forty bush
els per acre, affords little profit, but
just as much as there is In half tillage
of other crops. Country Oentleman.
Good draining Is one of the most
essential things in a stable. The ya
pors which arise from liquid remaining
upon the floor are inhaled by the ani
mals and produce Ill-health Montreal
Well-drained and deeply-tilled land
stores warmth" to such an extent as to
prolong the season of growth, and ob
viate risks of frost that otherwise
might reduce profits of cultivation
A good feed for young pigs that are
nearly ready for weaning is equal
parts of meal, ground oats and shorts,
one quart of the mixture in a pale of
skim milk, allowing them all they can
drink of it, three or four times daily.
A little ammonia in hot water a
tablespionful to a quart or a small
quantity of borax dissolved in the
water, applied wi:h & soft cloth or
flannel, will clean paint lind windows
without Eoap. Fartn, Field and Stock
man. Kainit, which Is now extensively
used as a fertilizer, is a compound of
the sulphates of potash -'and magnesia,
containing, also, common salt and
other chlorides. It is not only an ex
cellent fertilizer, being soluble, but is
one of the liest materials that can be
sd for preventing loss of ammonia in
the manure pile. SL Louis Republican.
Cheese Omelet i Beat three eggs,
add to them a tablespoonful of grated
Parmesan ck-eee, jioiir into a hot pan;
fry and fold in the usual manner. Just
In'fore folding add ft heaping table
spoonful more of cheese ftnd turn oat
on a hot dish. Dust ft little rarmesan
cheese on top and serve. Baptist
JjOAiU Uphill: Nothing is more com
mon than to see a team drawing a
heavy load up a hill, urged to do its
best from bottom to top, and when the
top is reached the horses are breathing
heavily; while a sensible driver will
hold in his team, and when the top of
the hill is gained there is a little quick
ened breath and no exhaustion.
Again, it is comninihjor a team to be
driven rapidly down hilL This, too,
is all wronsr. lameness and stiffness
ofien occurring as a result. In both
rising and descending a hill a team
should be made to move slowly.
, r-a 1
Durability of the Peentlar Balld'.nj Mate
rial Used la Their Construction.
Ill speaking of the Bermudas. Rar.
John Sayder said: "One of the pretti
est sights, I believe, I ever saw wis
when I went up into one of their light
houses and looked out upon the islands
below on the one hand and the widt
ocean on the other. The landscape
was green with palms and all kinds of
tropieal plants, and the earth was car
peted with gra-?s. The natives build in
small villages which dot this' country
on every side, and the white tops of
these yillage hons down among the
the palms, and with a cat-pit of green
grass foiva background, make a picture
one must see to appreciate. The air
is balmy, and said to lie a wonderful
curative for consumptives."
"Of what material do they baild
houses In Bermuda?" ,
"Of coral; that is to say, of a stone
found about twa fuet mi ier the soil at
almost any point. Thi. is the work of
the coral insect, and has bren covered
by the soil in the process of forming the
"Does the stone stand the weather
and answer for all bnilding pur
poses?" "Yes. its durability is somewhat re
markable when we consider what the
stone is and the way in which it is ob
tained. The masons go out and re
move the two feet of soil which cover
the stone, and they find it as soft as
wood, perhaps softer than some kinds
of our hickory. They cut it out into
blocks of any desirable size or shape
and leave it exposed to the air a short
time, whe:i it becomes" as hard as real
stone and stands the weatiier accord
ingly." "You spoke of the village house-tops
being white; what makes them so?"
"Every peasant and resident ol the
n.-i-miiilns is siiBDoss.l to paint his
house-top at least once a year. The
covering is of stone and sometimes
almost flat, and as cLsterti water is
their only source of water supply, they
paint their roofs that they may better
turn the water into their cisterns.
Very often you can see about the forts
large surfaces arranged in this wly to
turn water into the cisterns. The
earth is removed off a large space of
stone acd this is so arranged as to turn
the water into a common cistern. The
stone is all painted, and as I said,
looks Tery beantifnl when one looks
down from the lighthouse at this snow
white substance among the green
grass. St. ljouis Republican. -
Empire at Wash; ,
You can pass fr.m the
the library by going throw,
little hall. I have been in
ries in my life, but I an ea; ,
have 1 entered one eattl .
The room might almost, be d :
an octagon, it hasV y ny 1
and crannies. Therei "
book-cases filled "with ratfj .
manuscripts aud a nsiaf
of beautiful workman
richly bound editions '' -- v
classics. Thijj room is th
private office au4 strangers .
a chance to enter it- r".
further toward the back of U .
we come to the ball-room, .-
largest and most elegant i -and
the sceDe of some of th-
liant entertainments ever i;;
Washington. Though the
not a frequent eit.-'iiinr l
is always ready to put his !
disposal of the society ht!i -ington.
Every season. 5 -gives
a grand ball, for s
thousand invitations ar -- -last
occasion of tuts kird i
in the public mind, on acc'-
behavior of the eue-iis.
another apartment we'd
ing in. Tliii is the
Bacon and Lard always ss land.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
J. L. Cowan. 3. M. Ralston, J. W. Cusick,
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
. Accounts Kept Subject to Check.
Mitchell & Lewis Co., Limited, 188, 190, 192 and 194
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Our goods are sold by F. II. ROSCOE & CO.. Hardware Dealers, Lebanon, Or.
IYof. Richard A. l'roctor maintains
that most of the meteor streams with
which tho earth comes in contact are
derived from the earth itself; that is,
thrown off by volcanic action at a time
when the internal forces of our planet
were sufficiently active to give the
initial velm-ity. some twelve miles a
second, requisite to carry them beyond
the earth's attraction. Comets, which
he regards as the parents of the meteor
streams, he thinks may have originated
outside our solar system. Most of the
comets whoso orbits belong to our sys
tem, ho thinks originated in the larger
planets. The sun is now, perhaps,
giving birth frequently to comets which
probably pass beyond the limits of iU
attraction. Scientific American.
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piercing the hollow over the eye, where
the skull is weak, and entering the
brain; death was almost instantaneous.
The other male with a thundering
woof!" gav a mighty spring and
landed half way up the tree iruiiK,
nearly shaking us from our percii.
Asilla hastily discharged one of the
spare guns, slap-bang into Ins lace, oui
probably the charge only guazed him,
for falling back lie disappeared mto
the darkness toward where the moans
nA nt tho. lioness ercw iainiei
and fainter every moment.
The moon being on the wane, auei
all sounds had ceased we returned to
camp, with many promises to each
other to take up the sjoor of our
wounded enemies in the morning and
track them to their death. According
5 at. daybreak, with a party of iifty
Arab beaters we returned .to the
I'st-.nd" were soou o the sivoor of
urmmded lioness. The sand was
torn up for quite a space, as if the ani
mal had suffered terrible agony, and
following the trail for at least nine
miles in a southeasterly direction, the
dogs gavelongue at a tamerisk brake,
that extended on three sides of quite a
body of brackish water. Some four or
live of the dogs, of better blood than
the average Arab cur, dashed into the
tangle, and the next instant we nau me
satisfaction or seeing me uiaugieu ic
mains of one flung up in the air, from
about the center of the patch. A
chorus of yelps and snarlings now
ict in, and one disconsolate cut
limped painfully out, his ribs
bare of flesh where the lioness' paw
had struck him. We were now iis a
predicament. After an hour's infernal
clatter by the beaters, we were as far
from getting her royal highness out as
ever, tar sbowjiersi'f the wouU not.
It is likely that to the Assyrians
belongs the honor of first having made
a seeding machine more than tive 600
years before the Christian era. An
opener and a mould-board, made from
a round stick of wood and to which
were attached handles aud a tongue,
constituted this machine, with the ad
dition of a bowl-shaped hopper fastened
to the rear of the plow-point and sup
ported on a hollow standard. The seed
passed from the hopper through the
standard to the furrow and was covered
by the earth falling back ou iLlroy
uneot the nrsM recent of inventions
is the chirocycle, a machine designed to
take the place of velocipedes and other
vehicles for children. It is propelled by
a crank and is far more durable and
useful, it is said, than the bicycle. A
factory for its manufacture has recently
been established at Uxtoru, Mass. iiie
touorraihonieter, which records auto
matically the typography and difference
of level of all places over wnicu it pas&ea,
is a recent invention of a Parisian.
Faithful Pastor "A minister a life
, i i , t : .1. :
is a very nam one. x-nitsuiuuci
"Why, there are only two sermons a
week to write and " "O, I don't
mind sermon-writing; that's easy
enough. But my duties requiro fre
quent visits to the homes of every mem
ber of the congregation, ana just nun,
of the strain of my conscience." "Cou
I science?" "Yes, I am expected to ad
mire all the new babies." Omaha
World. T t -
The late Thomas Foster, of New-
buryport, by his will, divides the resi
due of all his property among the
North Congregational Church of New
buryport, the Home Missionary Society
and the American Board of C'ommH
gioner9for foreiga missions, in ec- 1
A Daly yhlelt Should B Performed S
Even in this business-like age, when
every thing is done by system, and not
even the sma'.lest inquiry by mail is
supposed to remain unanswered, there
is now and tlmn found a business man
who docs not fulfill the duties of a cor
respondent. Such a one was the hea l
of a largj agensy in ono of our sea
board cities, who hail, in front of his
desk, a long row of pigeou-holes. all of
them marked "unanswered letters."
and all stuffed fulU
Why don't yo:l answer thoso let
ters?"' a visitor asked or him one uay.
What would b; the user" he an
swered. "Why. they would only go
and write to im again!"
Anoth.tr ma:i. a lawyer, was found
by a caller ona d.iy sitli:i in front of
an open grate, with his elbtws on his
knees an. I Ils ch'.u on his h.mds. watch
ing a great heap of letters burning
fiercely in the grate.
Why. I thought your man said yon
were very busy." said tho caller.
"I am," said the lawyer.
What are you busy about?"
"Answering my correspondence,"
said the lawyer, a lu pointed to tht,
letters burning in the grato.
It is worthy of noto that the agent
who feared that his correspondents
would write to him again if he an
swered their letters lost his place, while
tho lawyer had means of earning an In
come other than those attending to the
business details of his profession. There
Is no safer rule that a business man can
follow than this: "Sao that all your
letters are promptly and politely an
swered, by somebody In your employ,
if you can not do it yourself. " Youth's
Miss Chandramukhi Bose, a native
Christian lady, has been appointed Su
perintendent of the Bethune School of
Calcutta. The Indian Messenger, the
organ of the Brahmo Somaj, cordially
udorses the appointmeut.
Mr. Geo. A. Jarvis, of Brooklyn,
has given f40,000 for a new building
for the Episcopal General Theological
Seminary. It will be called Jarvis
Hall, and will bo put up on the Ninth
avenue front of tho grouuds.
Tho graduates and former pupils
of Wheaton Seminary, Norton, resid
ing In and about. New York, have
formed an alnmnoe association, with
Mrs. Kate Upson Clark, of Brooklyn, for
During the past twenty-live years
the British and Foreign Bible' Society
have sold in Italy 185,495 copies of the
entire Bible. 450,177 New Testaments
and 596,459 portions of single gospels,
etc., making the total issues nearly a
million and a quarter. . -
There are said to be about sixty
Protestant communities In fcpam with
14 .OuO oDea- Professed l rotestants.
Adopted""bT Kerly Ery NTl Power In
Kurops snd Ameries.
The torpedo that has been adopted
by nearly every naval power in Europe
is known as th3 inteiieaa, ana be
longs to what may hi designated as
the "projectile class" that is, having
been started on its eours3 toward the
enemy, no control of it is retained by
the operator. Mst of tha various
tvp s of this class are wholly sub
merged when operated against any
enemy, and are generally "arrainl to
run at a given depth blow the sur
face, varying from five to filieen feet
Naturally, one of the main objects
of iuventors of torpedoes, as well as of
those engaged in other fields of inven
tion, is financial profit. The White
head is the only torpedo thai
has yet proved a success in this
resDect It is built of thin sheets
of steel, is cigar shaped but without the
attached float and is made in three
sizL's. the larsest b jinff 1 9 feet long by
16 inches diameter, a:id the smallest 9
feet long by 11 inches diameter. The
motive power is compressed air, car
ried at a pressure of about seventy
atmospheres, in a cylindric.il reservoir
within the torpedo. The spaed attained
is about 25 miles p?r hour for a distance
of 50 yards. The torpedo is divided in
to three sections "forward." middle
and "rear" containing, respectively,
the charge of 70 to 93 pounds of gun
cotton; the aljusling mechanism,
wherein lies the secret of the inventor,
and by which the hydrostatic pressure
ths surrounding water is
made to regulate the depth of
immersion; and tha air er.g nes
and steering machinery. It is designed
to be carried on board a very swift
torpedo boat, capable of fertaking
the fastest iron-clad, and, when.wilhin
effective range, to be discharged from
the boat with the steering rudder of the
torpedo set in such a position as to di
rect its center toward the enemy. The
first motion, or "discharga." is effect
ed through a guide tuba in the bow of
the boat, either above or below the sur
face of the water, usually by means of
a very small charge of powder, after
which, upon reaching the water.
tnntedo is proncled by its own
every derree. "'l.?s 1
nished with divans !
sofas and rugs of- .
design and color.--' - -
o .... '
regard for taste; "
the object sought -gained.
In a larg
you will be shown .
collection of pipes. It is
in itself in the matter of t
I thought I saw a subs? -like
opium, but I woot -
The smoking-room is
lounging place of th W'r'V
can find a majurriir f)iS?
who make up the legation at
of the day, smoking, dozing.
delicious tea every half hour,
ing. on the whole, a delightfully
life. In the evening they generally go
to the theater, of which they are pas
sionately fond. YoC caaeee th-jo al
most any night iu a box, drr-ed in
their cool, loose-fiilin eos'tiyiti aud
looking the picture of ! Lst"i
contentment. Perhaps one b it u,e
interpreter and translato-eai m J
stand what is going o;.1" '
not allow this small matter
with their enjoyment of the pi
applaud vociferously, bu no .
in a timely manner. ' I remen
evening, some time ago. si tti
them at the theater. Darin''
the parts an actress on the sf
cigarette. She was evident"-,
expert, the smoke went the V
and she choked. The tpf
Chinese box went off likipa
crackers, the epidemic sg
soon the whole audience w.
of laughter. The two hund
Secretary of the Legation I
hard at te time that I thon
going to have a fit
The present members of the Ciu.ii.-se-.
Legation arsia very handsome, iot"i-
gent body of men. Including the'err
ants. there are about thirty of ifrr.,
and they seem to enjoy life iiiie
many children. The incidents of their
life in this country seem to have a per
fect fascination for them. They go to
the circus, to balls, receptions and din
ners, and follow, in fact, every form'of
lifo with the most supreme delight.
During the social season they are laitli
ful devotees of society, and promptly
return every call and rapturously .in
cept everyinvitatioa sent them.
all ia all, the sum and subtane'rQf
Chinese diplomacy iu this conatry &o
pears to lie ia "the direction of haying
a good time. :
Chang Yen Iloon, the Minister, how
ever, is credited with being a man of
nnnsaal ability, fie is a soldier by pro--fession,
and for repeated gallantry ia
subduing a number of rebellions in the
provinces he was promoted first to the
rank of Tas-tai Expetant, and then
made Envoy Extraordinary . to tha
United States, Spain and Peru, which
positions he now holds. He is much
more dignified and. reserved than his
associates, and is rarely seecia public
He docs not speak a word of Eug,'U'u.
however, and whenever he goes out is
accompanied by his translator aa-t' in-'
terpreter, besides a retinue of sevvants
in glittering livery. Washing tCn Cor.
The assertion that the stinjr of the
scorpion is not fatal to the animral itself - p
is confirmed by Prof. C Lloyd Morgan. ;
of University College, Bristol, who on t fr
ont occasion pierced a large .Cape acor- 'fc Q
oion with its own sting ia titree places.
1 The onlv.apparent effect w is to render.
let r.vM T, tflll Vl f , r fL .V
ns 1 1. . ..Ia a I MJIU I va " '."S
gines. lhe explosion may u . ..hVilrv.r. I '
ict wit-n tne i o - w
take place either upon impact i
.n.n.r nr nti(r tlio torocdo has run a
fiven distance. act toner s Magazine
Governor Bartlctt of California,
durino- a recent official visit to R?d
Bluff.'vvas waited upon by a delegation
of fifty young ladies, each of whom
gave him a bouquet and a Kiss. The
local chronicler records that as the last
ono laid down her floral offering
and the kiss on the Governor's lips he
looked up. glorious expectancy pictured
in every lineament of his countenance,
and said: "Come on; it shall never be
said that a 49er quailed before the be
witching eyes and rosy, pouting lips of
fair woman no. not a thousand
daughters of the Golden West!'
therels a well-known venomons snake 7
f the ei.hra family found in South Af-;
rica whose poison is harmless to itself
or its brethren. A". F. Ledger.
"Augustus," said Maud, who. as he
had been calling on her for some time,
thought she would give him a hint,
should like to b an actress." "Aa
actress?" repeated Augustus, in as
tonishment "What on earth do you
want to be an actress for?" Because
then I might be engaged?" She now
wears a solitaire. X. . Y. Srtn.
She Knew Him. -
She sat beside me at the play
In all her girlish loveliness, :
While in the x across the way
A dowager in gorgeous dres '
-!thoilt ft rer-
i It is juit
The Smart Little Boy.
Mamma, are we all worms?" asked a
small Detroit boy of his moklier last
"Wh. no, child! What put such an
idea into your head?"
'Cause the minister said in his ser
mon this morning that we were poor
worms. And papa told sis she was a
book worm. ;" WlvU kind of a worm am
I?" - "J- r '-." -
'You must be aglow worm, dear, you
are so bright!" DetroU Free Press.
Sat, while the diamonds glittered bright.
On wrinkled neck and shotUdrs bare;
"Ah, were those gems my own," eriei.
- -rd flnd for them a plaee mare 'air.'
Twhisaered. "tieed Tteli
Where I would have tlwe gem' reps9't - "t4 ?i
She faltered not aae knew vae wtt. t . ! " i u
"Wliy, with your uncle, I suppose r .; "-- -.- -
. ; CTiicsg T.i'rHae.s-T
"Ah. Mrs. Fog," said the prafes- -: ; 2
jor, placing the tiseaiW in front olMai, ,1
I "I nevei ignore your rolis, whatever else ;' ;
may do.". "Iu-lo ' I. protws.r,, yooT,.,,;-,
words charm -iy .soul, as Psf ; ;
"Evorv ear ia twstid. witat . . :
The true b
Connsctieut and; .
from six to
-iary line between I a
vie island was oIi. 1
sweet music tit api