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Shaving and llnlr cutting natly dona.
The Maho MoniMiis Regain the
Rights f Citic-nship.
EXCESSIVE DROUTH IN NEW MEXICO.
Iht W'aU-y to he l'lid Into livciy Ilus'
ness It'.tick ami Kold'T-n: d
It )be City, M .R
The Chinese in Idaho propose to defy
tlit Six U iiiipaiilia an. I, will register.
OvirSj.'HHI ton of sugar becta have
Wen h irvehte I Ht Chico so liir this sea
son. Work ha Wcn commenced upon a
now foundry budding and u power house
fur Stanford University.
Much fullering in the southeastern
portion of New Mexico is leporlod,
caused hy the excessive drouth.
Ile.ivy swells have wished away the
a'lin of the wrecked Wet more, ami the
vitrei ii iw looks from Marshtleld an if
the had hroken in two.
The Hit Ih n Biv Company linn closed
out im Mure at Yale, B. 0., tim trade
having (li'crrtuM'il t Much ai t xtent that
the stoie is no longer nee-saury.
Applicants for electric power fran
chise at Kan Jose have bei'n refuted,
owing to the objection of the applicants
to put their wires under (ground.
The o'd adobe at S tntii Barbara, in
which General Fremont had hit head
quarters in the early days w hen he had
lilt ciiuip there, was burned the other
William Simmons, who lives ten mi'es
from Salem, Or., has grown three acres
of cranberries this year. They are choice,
and are said to lie fully eqiiiil to the Cape
Spokane Indians have held a meeting
near Spokane. They are willing to go
on the Cteiir d'Aleue lands, but want
money to spend for themselves. There
are about one hundred of them, home
less and landless vagabonds, but they
believe the government will give them
alt they ask.
Some brute in human form has been
shooting valuab e stock on Willow creek,
Crook county, Or. A few weeks ago Joe
llinkle found a fine Hereford bull, which
had cost him $;!50, dead in his pasture,
with a rifle bullet in his head, and a few
days ago Terry Head discovered a thor
oughbred Shorthorn belonging to his
herd that had been Bhot ami will prob
Colonel L. W. Burr told the Kern
County Echo while discussing 1 tie scale
parasite that there was a time last year
when the parasites were not noticeable,
but with the return of spring they came
out in largely increased numbers and
beiian their work of destroying the Bcale.
Colonel Burr's theory is that they are
hidden away, possibly in the earth near
ttie tree, and that they will be on deck
again nest spring.
Daniel II. Ward, who shot and killed
John Loonev last Julyin Gilliam county.
Or., has been acquitted. After being
out two hours the jury returned a ver
dict of "not guilty." The jury really
nirreed upon this verdict five minutes
after retiring ti tho jury room, but
defined it better form to deliberate an
hour or two before rederinii the verdict
It was proven at the trial that Ward
acted in self deiense.
Frank Leach, a young tailor who mis
appropriated a suit of clothes at Weston,
completed his sentence in tho county
jail at rendieton recently, ne wa
searched on leaving, when it was discov
ered, alrnoBt by chance, that he had
taken the maiii'pring from his watch
and lelt it with the prisoners, to be used
as a saw. Thev were compelled to dis
gorge, and Leach was rearrested and
will stay in jail titty days longer.
Prof. Edward 8. llolden has sent an
open address to the San Jose Chamber
of Commerce in answer to the action of
that body in passing a resolution con
demnatory of the Profe-por's a iministra
tion of the Lick Ob-etvatory. He says
t he Chamber should have consulted per
ilous familiar with the situat on of affairs
at the observatory and not nave reneu
bo much on newspaper reports before
charging him with mismanagement. He
desires, he says, a full investigation by
g,ny competent persons.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
I ttirr.i ii of N.iv.il Intrlligeine I'rrp.iring a
HioU Viilu.ihle to the Merchant
M.iilne ;niJ Navies.
The President hat recognized Horace
(i. Plntt at Vice-Consul of Kussia at Han
The President has appointed Atiibroie
II, Hill of Krlcondido, Cal., Special
ageiit to iiiiike allo'ineiits of lands in
severalty to the Indians un ler the act of
Two ships, for which proposals were
isHiind by the Navy Department last
week, will contain a new feature in mod
ern naval construction. Kach vessel
will contain three smoke funnels KM)
feet high, or higher by thirty or forty
feet thiin any smokestack i on naval or
merchant ships, with tho exception of
iho inert h int steamer Scot. These
plucks, it is thought, will d) away with
Thes'cretary of'tho interior hat re
ceived a letter from Agent lieir ", of
L'nion agency, in Indian territor la
live to the condition of ull'airs i , e
Choctaw nation, which indicates that
there it likely to lie bloodshed there tin
iest prompt action is taken to provi le
C nited Slates troops in siillich'nt force
to suppress any not that may arise.
Secretary Noble hai asked the secretary
of war to immed ately send a sullicieiit
force to preserve the peace.
Chow Tel and Nip Lung, two Chinese
merchant from Chicago, are in Wash
ington City. Their imstion relates to
the resistance of the Chinese registra
tion law. They have had an interview
with Ho, Secretary of their legation, and
one of them said that he told them that
the law was no g od and the Chinese
government would sustain them in r
sii-t ng it. They will consult with Chi
nene there and in lCateru cities with
the view of an organized resistance of
Tho bureau of naval intelligence has
It'cn some months preparing a book s ion
to ho insued to the service, which will he
invaluah'e both to the merchant marine
and navies of the world. The book will
stute in detail the location of the coaling
stations of the different governments,
shipyards, repair stations, docks, coal
capacity of stations, the quality of coal
and other matters relating to the coal
snpp'.y (if vessels Ixiund on loin; voyages.
The hook will show conclusively in ibis
renp'ct that t lie United Mates Is far
worn oir than any other country pre
tendingto lie a naval power, posessing as
it does, only three coaling stations, v.. :
in Honolulu, Lapaz, Mexico, and Samoa.
Great Britain has important stations in
all her p ia-o-hioiih in many places where
oal c.in lie lauded from hnifiand lor the
use of her vessels of war as well as her
merchant marine. All are strongly for
titied and garrisoned. The liook will
further show that shou'd the United
Stales go to war there would practically
In no foreign ports outside ol her three
tations, all of which are on the Pacific
ocean, where she could hope to get coal.
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Proposed Building for a Collective Ex
hibit by Merchant Tailors at the
World's Fair lite.
The international chess tournament
to be held at Chicago in connection with
the World 'b Fair will distribute 7,00J
Seat for 125,0i)0 people are to be pro
vided in the great manufactures build
ing at the World's Fair for the dedica
tion exercises on Oc'ober 21.
Tho British building at the World's
Fair will have among its decorations
tligs bearing the arms of the principal
cities of the United Kingdom.
A cheese mold seven feet high has
been shipped to Pert h, Ontario, for Prof.
Uobinson of the Canadian Dairy Com
mies on. It will lie used in making a
mounter cheese for the World's Fair.
Tho main railway station within the
World's Fair grounds, where all excur
sion trains will discharge their passen
gers, will lie a handsome fctruc'ure, cost
ing j22',(HK), ami will accommodate 25,
(kll) pen-on s at one time.
President Blalock expects that the
Washington World's Fair building will
be ready for the Washington exhioit by
January 1, 1SH. The mineral collection,
consisting of about forty tons, ia being
packed by Superintendent Plunder of
the mineral department. He considers
the collection worth $8,000 or fil.000.
The proposed building for a collective
exhibit by merchant tailors at the
World's Fair will probably be near the
fisheries building. As planned, it will
be fifty-five feet square, with a portico
extending to the lagoon. The tailors of
Chicago have raised $10,000, and $15,000
is expected from members of the trade
Persons in Bombay, India, are per
suaded that there will be considerable
profit in making a varied display at the
World's air. Ihey propose to send
over twelve elephants, so that visitors
can take rules " in howdah with ma
hout;" to give exhibitions of suttee,
cremation, jugglery, nantch, wrestling,
etc., and to sell tea at 10 cents a cup.
They expect to sell 1,000,000 cup?.
At a recent meeting of the San Fran
6 Sco World's Fair Commiss:oners Chas.
G. Yale was aptiointed editor-in-chief of
a souvenir book of San Francisco at a
salary not to exceed $75 a month ; he
will slso edit a prospectus ot the work
1. J. Ellis was appointed superintend'
ent. of the topographical map at a salary
of $75 a month. The salary of Secretary
Uobinson was fixed at $30 a month.
' Lucius L. Solomons was appointed to
act with the Ways and Means Commit
tee in soliciting a subscription of $25,000
from the Board of Supervisors and the
B lard of hducation. Mr. Solomons was
appointed to a vacancy on the board
paused by the resignation of Mrs. W. II.
Number of Business Failures in
the Unite 1 Stites.
THE AUER INCANDESCENT LIGHT CO.
An Attempt Ik-lng Made to Keorganlz1;
the Iron Hall Order Tt 1-phone
Glilj In Uniform.
"Polled water" is the popular New
The cholera scare is abating, is the re
port from every quarter.
Philadelphia gets a premium on a 3
per cent loan of tl,iXX),0u0.
Boston it to have a statue of John
B yle O'Reilly in Copley Square.
The estate of the late George William
Curtis amounts to about 170,000.
The admirers of Whittier contemplate
the erection of a statue in Central Park.
Hartford Medical Association has just
elebrated its one hundredth anniver
MiHtiaoppi engineers recommend only
one year's work under existing appropri
ations. Kx-Private lams of Homestead court-
martial lame is now a clerk in a ruts
Oil lias lan-n struck near Parkersburg,
Ind., at the depth of 100 feet, while dril
ling for water.
An epidemic of diphtheria has broken
out among the Indians at the Wind
The net cash balance in the Treasury
is nearly $31,0 Xl.OOOor $5,0JO,(XX greater
than New York.
Philadelphia capitalists are going to
onstruct an underground-trolly street
car system in isosion.
A jury in New York admitted a man
who spat tobaco j lice on a $0,000 picture
in the Metropolian Mmeum of Art.
K"V. Thomas Dixon of New York in
his Sunday sermon declared the lottery
a small evil compared with horse racing.
Reports from the Southern States are
that the cotton crop is from 15 to 25 per
cent short and from one to two weeks
Howard Gnuld has ten elected direc
tor of the G ild ami Stock Telegraph
Company iu place of his father, Jay
The lotus distance telephone from Chi
cago to Boston is nearly completed.
South Bend, Ind., has already talked to
President Young of the National Base
hall Leauue says either salaries must be
reduced or profession j1 baseball must go
to the wall.
Harmony reigns over the disturbed
water corporations of Denver, Col., and
Omaha, Neb., and the $20,000,000 law
suit ie settled.
Valuable discoveries of onvx have
been made at Bridgewater, Rockingham
county, Va. It is abundant and of a
It rained peas at Baltimore the other
day. It is believed that they were
scooped up by the wind from truck farms
in an adjoining county.
The Kiowas and Comanches are ready
to take lands in severalty. This will re
sult in the opening of more than 2,0, .0,
000 acreB to settlement.
Walter Sloan of Burlington, N. J.,
who was supposed to have been lost in
the Johnstown flood, has just turned up
at Mount Holly to receive his share of a
legacy left him by his aunt.
In the twenty-eight years that the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
has had existence Chief Arthur states it
has disbursed over $3,00;,000 to the wid
ows and families of deceaBed engineers.
At Puebla, Mexico, an undertaker
billed tho town with huge posterB. say
inn he would reduce his funeral charges
if the cholera became epidemic tnetj
This incited a scare and he was arrested.
At Clarksburg. Miss., the negroes were
reported to be in insurrection, and had
sworn to kill the whites. A sheriff s
posse found that two negroes had been
killed and several wounded when they
reached the scene.
The theft of $440,000 from the Auer In
candescent Light Company by Tyndale
Palmer, a former newspaper man, in
which he was joined by a hotel-keeper
named Freitas of Rio Janeiro, has been
brought to light at Philadelphia. Palmer
sold the patent rights in Brazil ior $510,-
000 and reported the sale at $80,000.
The chief astronomical event of Octo
ber will be the eclipse of the sun, which
will take plate on the 20th, and be visi
ble throughout the greater part of North
America. All the United States may
see it, except the western part of Oregon
and California. As it will only be a par
tial eclipse, the Western Coast will not
be jealous of the Eastern Slope.
The Chicago Telephone Company at
Chicago is going to issue an order that
all the girls in the operating department
must wear black uni orms, to give the
room an artistic appearance. Two hun
dred and fifty girls in the central office
have donned the uniform, and, as the
idea meets with success, a general order
affecting all offices will soon be issued.
BradUreel'i says: During the past
nine months the business failures in the
United States South Dakota excluded,
owing to the State law practically pro
hibiting the collection of, statistical in
formation which have been strictly
mercantile or industrial in character,
not omitting those of banking institu
tions, but eliminating care ully those of
all other descriptions, have aggregated
Education of Russian Children Entering
Class at Union College Largest
in Its History.
Old gold is to lie the color of the Uni
versity of Chicago.
The enrollment of girl students in the
Harvard Annex this year is over ,'J'MJ.
There is one woman in the entering
clsss of forty-six at the Massachusetts
Agricultural College this year.
Yale College for the first time in its
history will throw open its post-graduate
course to women in the coming term.
The entering c'a-.s at Union College,
Schenectady, N. Y., is the largest in the
history of that institution since the war.
Baltimore, Md., hat 1,30 teachers.
5(),(XK) pupils, and the schools cost $1,
OOO.COO a year. The population is about
Mrs. Maria R. Towne, win died re
cently at Manchester-by the-Sea, Mass.,
left $175,000 to the University of Penn
Prof. Harold M. Fowler of the vener
able Phillips Exeter Acndemy has ac
cepted the chair of Greek in the Univer
sity of Texas.
" Flower Sunday " is one of the an
nual observances at Welleslev College.
It was instituted by the founder of the
college, and forms a delightful opening
to the college.
Tufts College has begun its career as
a coeducational institution. Women
have at last been admitted on an equal
footing with men not only in the collt gi
of let:ers, but also in the divinity school.
Vassar College had the largest fresh
man clas in her history on the opening
day, September 23, the whole number
of students being aliout 500. It is hoped
that the hall will be ready for use in
No vein lie r.
Trie education of Russian children is
conducted in four languages the native,
German, English and French and they
grow up masters of these languages.
The Czar himself speaks English re
Among the women students at Iowa
State University is Julia Stark Evans of
Hampton, Ia. Mrs. Evans is the wife of
an active lawyer and the mother of five
children. She is a shining example of
the modern precept, "It is never too
late to begin."
Now that the manual training idea is
fairly on its feet, a champion is wanted
for that of school gardens in America.
Europe is far ahead of the United States
in this matter. Sweden leads the world,
having 2,000 gardens, one for nearly
every recently built rural school house.
Three of the professors of Bowdoin
College gave much time the past sum
mer to visiting and examining the lab
oratories of other colleges, with the view
of perfecting their plans for the interior
arrangement of the new scientific build
ing to be erected as a memorial of Mrs.
Mary F. S. Searles. The architect pro
poses, if possible, to lay the foundation
The age at which pupils are allowed
to enter and to continue in the public
schools differs greatly. Of the forty-
nine States and Territories six admit
them at 4 years of age, nineteen at 5,
twenty at 0, three at 7 and one at 8, The
States admitting them at 4 are Maine,
Connecticut, Florida and Montana. The
schools of Alabama and North and South
Dakota do not receive them till they are
7, and those of Texas exclude them till
they are 8.
Vice-President Morton Said to be a Prac
tical and Common-Sense Farmer
The Duke of Norfolk.
V ice-President Morton is said to be a
practical and common-sense farmer, who
goes into the business in a large way in
order to make money out of it rather
than to drop it into it.
In China a wife is never spoken of by
her husband in a plain and straightfor
ward way. Such playful terms as " my
thorn in the ribs " and " my dull com
panion " are more usual.
The Duke of Norfolk, Premier of Great
Britain, is about to make another pil
grimage to Lourdes in the hope of miti
gating the condition of his son and heir,
the Earl of Arundel and Surrey, who is
blind, deaf and dumb.
George William Curtis suffered great
ly from stage fright on the occasion of
bis hrst lecture, and began by saying
" Ladies and gentlemen, the pitomlesa
bott," with a solemnity which was
changed to confusion when he perceived
his error. Ot course, he had meant to
make an allusion to the bottomless pit.
Mrs. Mary Green, aged 84 years, of
Scar bo ro, Me., has during the past six
months " spun thirty-two skeins of yarn,
knitted five pairs of stockings, picked
three bushels of blueberries and tended
large flocks of chickens and ducks, be
sides doing much general housework
Dr. Susan Jane way Coltman of Ger
mantown, Pa., owns a unique collection
of cats, which she values at $o,000
There are twenty-two of her pets, and
among them are included Skye, Zanzi
bar and leather-tailed lurkieh cats, tail
less Manx pussies, white Maltese, yellow
Persian and English tiger cats.
M. Thibaut, the French actor, who
died in Paris recently, was born in
Nantes May 7, 1837. He was the son of
a merchant, and went to Paris at the age
of 40. He made his debut at the Moli
ere. He was subsequently at the Mont
martre and other theaterB. and later an
peared in London and Brussels. Finally
he was engaged by Offenbach at the
Boufles-Parisiens and Renaissance. He
it was who originated the catch phrase
"C'esl immense!" which was a "go'
from the start and for a long time pop-
EmixL'ror William Appoints a Jew
on His Own Staff.
SHAH ADVISED PRINCE OF WALES,
Emperor Francis Joseph Says the Conduct
of An'l Semltlc Members Can
not be Tolerated.
lie olive crop of Spain is a failure this
uni me vintage is iq a promising
Anti-Semitic disturbances are in pro
gress on the Island of Marmora.
The municipal elections of Berlin have
resulted in complete triumph of the So
On Bali, an Island in the Indian Archi
pelago, east of Java, the burninir of wid
ows still goes on.
A new triple alliance of France. Rus
sia and Turkey is said to be greatly fav
ored by the Pope.
The Czar has excused all his French
cooks and scullions from becoming na
Several great drapery firms in London
are totter. ng under the severe general
ousiness depression in Great Britain.
The announcement is made of the
death of Hugo Franz Braehelle, the Aus
trian statistician, in his fifty-ninth year.
More than $10,000 his been subscribed
for the memorial of Adam Smith, to be
set up in his native town of Kirkcaldy.
Bremen pluck has made the Weser
river navigable by big sttamships from
Bremerhaven, at a cost of 30,000,000
Thn Rfttvflf.'nn Armv nnto Kr.nnaf Viaa
been replaced in England by a broad
brimmed straw hat. trimmed with stalks
The recent addi ion to the family of
Kaiser Wilhelm is said to be the first
daughter born to a King of Prussia for
Emperor Alexander has freed the Kal
mucks of Astrakhan from serfdom.
These roving peopls are Buddhists, and
they number loo.ooo souls.
One hundred and fifty persons have
been arrested at Palermo. Sicily, and its
environs, suspected of being members of
a band to waylay travelers.
Recent French statistics show that
there is a continued decrease in the num
ber of marriages and births in that coun
try in proportion to population.
The news from Rome that Jean d' Arc's
canonization is on the eve of comple
tion nas revived more than ever the pop
ular cult of that national heroine.
firtpial hmmtrata if Unitnn ViaTta
i.n I ,1 iixl a oinfn.n Ana, 1 1 ,,,AHn m An
fnuicu a Titiui J WDI bug LIIVCI II U1CU V
and compelled recognition of their right
Cotton varn is imnorteil into China in
immense quantities from Bombay, and it
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is smu luad varu-euiuuiug will BOOU ue-
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veioo into a verv larire industry in
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The London Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Children states in its
annual report that 8,324 cases have been
investigated, involving many instances
oi diabolical cruelty.
Princess Marie Bilesco. a vounz lady
of about twenty-four years of age, has
lusc accomplished the remarkable teat of
swimming across the Hellespont, from
the European to the Asiatic shore.
The Empress Elizabeth of Austria has
ordered 5,i 00 mora trees to be planted
around the statue ot her favorite poet,
Heine, that is shortly to be erected in
the grounds ol her palace at Corfu.
An old woman named Fort has just
been murdered near Bordeaux by a
peasant who thought she bad cast an
evil eye upon him. She had long had
the local reputation of being a witch.
A society has been organized in Enir
land to buy land, build cottages and set
necessitous epileptics at work in market
gardening, carpentering, shoemaking,
tailoring and other indoor occupations
Russia has concluded a treaty with
China, according to which she will es
tablish Consulates in Central China
Manchuria and Mongolia for the purpose
ot opening markets for Kussian manu
Wallis Brooke, a writer in the London
Times, is of the opinion "we shall soon see
milk imported from Australia in frozen
blocks and retailed in London streets
It can bi done as easily as importing
butter and apples."
The annual report of the London Po
lice Department says that "there were
something over two thousand burgling
and house breaking cases there last year,
and the average amount secured by the
burglar was less than $o."
It is said that when the Shah of Persia
visited England some years ago he was
entertained at Stafford House, the town
residence of the Duke of Sutherland
So impressed was the Oriental visitor
with the magnificence of his host's sur
roundings that he afterward privately
advised the Prince of Wales to have the
Duke quietly etrangled and confiscate
D. C. Tyrlander, a Finlander, who was
in Finland at the time Mrs. Aino Sainio
poisoned her husband, says that the
fnehtful sentence passed upon the
woman is merely a matter of form and
tradition, and that she will not be be
headed, but imprisoned for life. He as
serts that no crime has been punished
by execution In If inland Bince that coun
try separated trora Sweden in 1808.
Enfi.no Field lliw Thr of 'Em Story ol
f lailing Kieuntlnii.
Mr. Eugnn yield, the author of ths
"Sharp and FT.U" column of Tho Chirago
Doily Nown, has three boys who, if they do
pretty nearly at they please and do It In a
highly original manni-r, ore only chip of thn
old block. One day In mid-wititer, when
Chicago's far famed lake breeze Lad driven
the thermometrical mercury down Into th
bulb and wax Hitting on ft to keep it down,
the three Field boys did not come home at
the usual hour for returning from school.
Dinner was held off for them until almost 8
o'clock, and then, as the rent of the family
tat at the tahlo, one of the boys came softly
In, wearing on hi face and all over his man
tier tho most positive evidence that he bod
been up to mischief.
"Where are your brothersr asked the
"They're down stairs," said Plnney,
"bringing up the fish.''
"The fish we caught."
"Where have you been fishlngf
"Down to the lake. You see, It was this
way, papa. e was awful cold and we saw
smoke coming up from the lake and we went
down there to get warm."
They had seen the steam rising .Vom the
water and had gone out about a mile over
the ice to "get warm."
Presently, when it was thought Pinney had
satisfactorily explained their absence from
home and established peace, the other two
boys, Mel v in and Eugene, Jr., came in look
ing as blue as whetstones and as stiff as fro
zen mackerel Mel v in held in bis band about
two yards of tow string, the end of which
was tied around the body of a solitary smoked
"See," and Pinney, lifting tbe Hah from the
floor, where Melvin was dragging it in a
thame faced manner "See, papa, we thought
we'd like to bring something nice for your
supper, so we caught this Ash; and it's all for
vou. papa." afcbingtoa Post
Two western men happened to meet one
day, and from stories which they expected
people to believe, about the number of bush
els of wheat and corn which their land pro
duced to the acre, they gradually passed to
some which they doubtless expected their
hearers to receive with a grain of allowance.
"I tell you what!" r.i 1 the man from
Dakota, "a Norwegian woman went out
raking and binding one summer, and dropped
half a dozen darning needles. And what do
you think f The next year there was a large
crop of knitting needles come up all over that
part of the Held!"
'Oh, I can believe that," said the man
from Washington territory, "but it is noth
ing to the richness of tbe laud out In our
country. Why, a year ago last summer
German woman dropped some darning nee
dles iu a field out there, and last summer
the field was growing thick with a crop of
"Give it up."
"Nice hand knit woolen stockings, al
ready to put on." Youth's Companion. ,
A Deferred Rebuke.
A prominent leader of fashion in London
(the wife of a duke well known In sporting
circles), having occasion to return an article
she bad bought at a large drapery establish
ment, was asked by the polite and mellifluous
"floor walker:" "Which of our gentlemen
had tbe honor of serving your grace?"
Tbe lady looked at him with a mischievout
twinkle iu her eyes, and indicating a certain
assistant, replied diffidently aud modestly:
"Well, sir, I am not quite sure, but 1
rather think it was that nobleman with th
bald head." Sau Fraucisco Examiner.
Young Mr. Shandygaff (handing his card
to flunky at the door) May I ahsk how Ml.
Earl Marquand de Wylls Wylls is this mwn
iug? Flunky (importantly) Yes, sir. Young
Mr. Wylls Wylls' condition his slightly bet
ter. The tone hof 'is system 'as himproved,
ban' we hall think, sir, that 'e bis progressin'
bloomiukly. 'E 'as recovered strength
benough, sir, to light hay cigarette, ban'
seemed to relish hay couple o' snipes 'eads for
the fust time iu hay week, sir. Harper's
The Reason Why.
It was recently announced that a man had
read a patent medicine almanac without
fancying that he was afflicted with all tbe
diseases described therein. It was regarded
as a very remarkable case until it was
learned that the almanac contained an article
entitled "The Disease of Wealth." The man
didn't have that disease, but be was willing
to go somewhere aud catch it. New York
Youth Can you give me anything to do,
Merchant What is your line!
Y. Clerk, sir.
M. Clerk! Why, clerks are a drug In the
labor market just now.
Y. They are! Well, if that's the case I
had better look for a job as a drug clerk.
The Nation's Great Men.
"Pa, where was Captain Anson born?"
"I don't know, I'm sure."
"Where was John L. Sullivan born?"
"I don't know that, either."
"Pa, I wish you would buy me a history of
the United States." Chicago Herald.
Black So Brown is dead?
WTiite Yes, he has gone.
B. How much did he leave?
W. Everything. Didn't take a cent with
hiin. Boston Courier.
Almost any acid, poured upon chalk or
marble, liberates the carbonic acid. Its
grasp of the lime is feeble and easily over
come. When we dissolve and mix a com
mon soda powder the tartaric acid turns thi
weaker carbonic acid out of doors.
In 1775 George Washington sought to
have set apart and reserved to the publio
forever a square mile of land in the Ka
nawha valley, in the center of which was a
burning gas spring that he regarded as one
of the greatest of our national wonders,