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.".uliidui linn l.iiimiUril.
Hiyr.Si-nmlnl in I lie A Hairs of
the Stearns Uanrlio.
I In' Treasury I icpartmciit Iiiih sent the
I iiiliil Slates MiirHlml tit Los Angeles
t' dialls, aggregating huge sum, to
diliav tin- 'X tt'll k- of the depoltlltion of
t lum-ii iiiiiIit the ruling recently rrii
ii n il hy J iidgo Boss.
II n proposed hy mi irrigation ruin
,.iiiv tu reclaim It large area of the Mo-j.ivi-
IVsert in the viiinity f I ntrn-tt hy
nu iiiM p( ii iliiln across the Mojavo river
iiii, I .i submerged llmiie for the purMsc
nl lapping the Uiiilcl llow.
Judge Shaw has denied the motion for
it change of venue in the nine of Richard
llcalh, i barged with the miinler of
Lniis IS. Wliiitcrat Fresno, itml Het the
lir-t M lay in Janilitry lis the time
win n the date for the second triill of
Hi -nl It ill he resumed.
i.eorge Mint of the I'lm nix (A. I.)
Iu mug Herald was anxious toKet busi-iici-h
fioiii ii linn that advertised in his
lit M, it i 1 1 w rote soliciting mi ortler for
tlir paper. The reply eame, "Where
tine-, your paper go. " "To Nurth uml
Ninth' America, Europe, Asia and
All H a, ami it in nil I call tlo to keep it
f i ..in going In h- ." He g"t the con
trai l, with the money in advance.
t Spokane Judge Misire has appoint
c. II. I!. Houghton itml J. W. Binklcy
executors ol the estate of the lute Mrs.
Jennie I'. Cnimoii. No Unit! vts re
ipureil, ami the executors urnlcr the w ill
also ait an trustees. Judge Houghton
lili .1 a statement of the value of the es
tate. Community real estate 1h nut nt
Viki.I'INI, and community personal prop
ctt ii k'ivcn nt ?,iihi,(HK). Mrs. Cannon's
separate .('Mtate in given tit ffiO.OOO, of
which $40,000 in real estate uml 1 20, 000
-ilvcr salmon ure reported uh going up
T'uet Souiiil in luteal numbers. It in
clainieil that it Hteitiner was brought to
a (nil flop in the Strait recently hy run
ning into it Hchool of them. There is h
triulitinn anions the oliler fishermen to
the ellect that it hailstorm always pre
cedes a big run of the lish. A storm of
thin nature wan reporteil on tint lower
Souiiil, uml the report of the nrrival of
immense sclnsils of the (ii-.li in the
Straits immediately followed.
At Taeoinii the other day Mihh t'aiu
eroii wits conducting an experiment in
the chemistry chins ot one of the puhlic
schools to produce iiiusicul sounds hy
burning hviirogcn in it llask. The hy
drogen was generated hy putting aciil on
.inc. Miss Cameron neglected the cau
tion of the instructor, ami set lire to the
pis immediately after opening the tlask.
The air entered", ami as soon as the tire
was set mi explosion rcHiilteil ami twoof
the pupils were severely eut hy the Hying
The Great Northern Kxpress ('oinnany
has completed arrangements for doing
husinesH Isith in Alaska and Asia, and
lias issued a tarill'of rates to those coun
tries from Seattle. To Yokohama, Hong
kong, Miogo, Nagasaki and Shanghai
the rates for packages valued at $fH) or
less range from 1 1.60 for fifteen pounds
or under to $5 for forty-live to fifty
pounds, with additional rates for pack
ages of higher value. There is an addi
;A.iial charge of t to H'-' to Amoy, Foo
ctiow, Swatow, l?omhay, Hatavnt, C al
cutta, Manila or Singapore. Tin' rates
to Alaska are 15 twits per UK) pounds to
AVrangel and 55 cents to Sitka, the busi
iichs heing carried hy the I'acilic (Vast
A big scandal has been developed at
San Francisco in the all'airs of the
Stearns rancho, a corporation which at
one time owned 1:10,000 acres in Califor
nia ami is still one of the heaviest
landed corporations on the Pacillc Slope.
The Htorv is that a committee of three
disinterested businesH men have been
for three or four months investigating
the conduct of the manager of the busi
ness of this corM)ration, Colonel It. J.
Sortham, who is a member of the liov
ernor' j stair and one of tho best-know n
public, men in the State. The committee
bus about completed its work, and will
in a few days report to the stockholders.
The committee consists of Harclay Hen
ley, ( ieorge 15. Polhemus and K. V. Mc
(iraw. It is reported there will boa ma
jority and a minority report. The ma
jority bv Henley and PolhemuH will
state that $100,000 of the income of the
ranch hits been illegally diverted. It is
not charged that there has been any era
tezzlement, however. In his minority
report MeGraw will defend Colonel
Northam in his actions as custodian of
the property of th company.
( 'omell hits 51 2 free tcholarshipM, w hich
llggiegale f I50,(KXI,
Italy in IHH7 had 70, Ml? schools, K5. I00
teiichers ami .'1,1)7 1, XH) iitteiidiiiice,
Joseph I'uliler has given f 100,000 to
( 'oliimliia ( 'ollege, New York city.
This country has fifty-two law schools,
with :M6 teachers and :!,!, Hi stildeiils.
New 'ork opens II vt' evening high
schools for the use of a'haiiceil pupils
employed during the day.
The llrst normal school ever estab
lished for women wits that opened in
July, Kilt, at lexingloii, MitHH,
There is lirohnhility that there will l'
no schools held in the 'hickasaw nation
this year on account of lack of funds,
ItcligioiiH leaching in puhlic hcIi'siIh
was declared absolutely necessary hv the
Church of I'.iigliiud Synisl in Canada.
Of llfly-threti young ladies who grad
n a I el this year from a famous female
educational institution not one has a pet
The Itrooklvu I (on nl of I'.ducnlion hits
decided to increase the M'hool hours in
that city over an hour a day for the Mike
of physical culture.
The I'reiich Minister of Public Instruc
tion has infill', I a circular w hich w ill have
the ellect of greatlv stimulating thf
study of the l jigli"h language.
Miss Lillian Stephenson in the Kepilli
licilll nominee f'jr School Coinlnissioiier
ill the First Oneida (N. Y.) district. Her
I'eniocratic competitor is Miss Laura F.
At the end of the second week the
Missouri State I'niversity had enrolled
175 students. This is forty more than
the number enrolled at the same time
The Mechanic Arts High School in
Huston promises to le so much of u suc
cess from the runh of pupils that more
; Inml ami a larger iiuiiiiing ure impera
I lively needtvl.
Oxford is to have another' college for
'women. St. Hilda will sisiii he opened
under the auspices of Miss Ikirothca
llcnlc, a worker ill the cause of higher
' education in Fiigland,
! There are now IKK) students at the
I'niversity of North Carolina, and at
leail UK) more are ex nectcd. The nuin
Imt of students at tlie opening is the
largest in thirty-three years.
The new Searles scientille building at
Howdoin College will cont 150,(KK) in
stead of tHl,(HMi, as was lirst planned
w hen Kdwiird I''. Searles, husband of the
late Mrs. Mark I lopkins-Searleo, an
nounced the gift.
.1. (irant Cramer of Orange, N. J., son
of tt former I'nited States Minister to
Switzerland and a nephew oflieneral
(irant, has been appointed instructor of
French andliermaii in 1-high I'niver
sity, and has entered upon his duties
There are a dozen colleges of more or
less imHirtance in Kansas, and so far
every one that has opened reports an in
creased attendance this year over last.
This is one of the best sssihle indica
tions that Kansas is all right.
Women belonging to a l'.nltiiiiorecsk
ing school have otic-red to train in the
culinary science 100 girls attending the
grammar schools of the city without
charge, hoping thereby to demonstrate
the utility of establishing a cookery de
partment in connection with the public
I'r. i. C. (irandison, a colored man
and late President of llennett College,
( ireeiislsirough, N. (',, who sjsike at the
recent memorial exercises at Hampton
Institute, is described its one of the fore
most orators, not only of his race, but of
the day. His address was elsiient in
the extreme, and he has command of all
the resources of the public speaker. He
hits a iIiihIi of Indian blood in him.
; PURELY PERSONAL.
Hose Coghlan, the actress, has paid
f'JT.lXK) for a home in New York city near
I Susanne, Mine, de la Kaniee, mother
of " Ouida," died a abort time ago near
Florence, Italy, from the elleetH of a fall.
She was by birth an English woman
' named Sutton.
! Mrs. Patti Lvle Collins, who presides
over the " live-letter" department of the
dead-letter postoflice in Washington,
is the most expert reader of illegible
handwriting in the country.
i William B. Patc, Senator from Ten
nessee, never lights a cigar. He has al
ways one in his lingers or lw'tween his
lips, but no match is put to it. He ad
vocates what he calls the ''dry smoke."
1 Edwin 8. Fitler, ex-Mayor of Phila
delphia, mentioned eighteen months ago
as possible candidate for the Presidency,
begins tho fall campaign with eighty
pairs of trousers and fifty suits of clothes,
(ieroniino, the cruel and once jniwerful
i Indian chieftain of the West, is now a
quiet and peaceful prisoner at Mount
Vernon Barracks, an army post upon the
Alabama river, a short distance above
i Jerome K. Jerome began life as a clerk.
Then he went on tho stage, which qauli
lled him for play-writing, to which in
conjunction with novel-writing and co
editing a magazine he has since, turned
I Forty years ago a mulatto boy of Chat
( ham county, N. C, was Bold into slavery,
; and was taken to Georgia. A few days
; ago he returned, a venerable-looking man
and worth more than !fMKJ,000. it is
name is Nathan.
Edward H. Watson of California, a
naval cadet at Annapolis, carries a time
piece which iB a historic relic. It is the
watch which was presented to Admiral
Farragut by tho citizens of Vallejo in
1858. At the time of the presentation
Farragut was a Captain in the navy, and
had just been relieved as commandant
of the Mare Island navy yard. The
watch is a plain gold timepiece, and was
presented to young Watson by Loyall
Farragut, m f the Admiral.
Tim Kitflity-fonrlli Parallel of
tlio J'oli; Reached.
MARY WASHINGTON MONUMENT,
Large Number of Deaths Caused by
the Recent Storm Below New
The new public building itt Omaha
will be built of granite.
The col ton crop is 10 tier cent short of
last year's yield in Southwest Texas.
For 10 cents each children under 11
are now admitted to the World's Fair.
Dengue or break-lsnie fever has made
its appearance ut Corpus Christi, Tex.
Ex-Treasurer Green McCurtin of Ok
lahoma is short 1 0 1 ,727. lie has dis
appeared. A public library and literary resort ex
I'lusively for the blind has Is'cn opened
in ( 'hicago.
The Ferris wheel at the World's Fair
has taken in the :HI,0IKI it cost and
New York city will spend L'O.IKK) lo
make her day at the World's Fair a
Many railway bridges bavels-en swept
awity by lhssls in the Indian Territory
and Northern Texas.
Denver has contracted to ship to Eu
rope bv the way of ialveston, Tex., 5,000
tons of Colorado hay.
The Welsh in the United States claim
that they are in number as many us their
countrymen in ales.
Tim manufacture of cigarettes show s a
remarkable and steady increase over
other forms of tobacco.
The cruiser New York w ill Is; the llrst
United States vessel to receive a battery
of Whitehead torpedoes.
Eight thousand men are employed on
the canal that will carry the sewage of
Chicago to the Illinois river.
In New York the grand jury has made
a presentment recommemling that the
ollicc of Coroner Ik; utsilishcd.
Francis Murphy, the temperance
worker, has induced over 000 persons to
sign the pledge at Tuscola, la.
A Portland (Me.) furniture man, who
has failed f ir nearly $800,000, shows up
with less than $."),0O0 worth of assets.
The employes of the Denver and Rio
lirande railroad have agieisl to accept a
10 per cent reduction in wages until Jan
uary. The chilly autumn weather has
brought sickness and death to the
Orientals on tho Midway Plaisance,
The diminished price of silver has
caused the shutdow n of many Mexican
mines and also greatly decreased the
Contracts have recently been made for
U-tween 600 and 1,000 cars in Nebraska
for transjKjrtation of last year's corn and
Mrs. Samuel Bennett of Tanner, W.
Ya.. gave birth to her twenty-ninth
child a few days ago. All the children
It is safe now to nunitier the deaths in
the recent storm Isdow New Orleans at
?,(KH) and over, and the loss in property
will he many millions.
The house of the late Justice Bradley,
formerly the Washington homo of Ste
phen A. Douglas, has been purchased by
Papal Delegate Satolli.
The Texas Associated Press has con
tracted with the Associated Press for a
period of ten years and severed its con
nection with the United Press.
A eorresondent of the New "ork Tri
bune suggests the holding of a great
World's Fair at New York in 1900 to cel
ebrate the closing of tho nineteeth cen
tury. There is a mpvement in Canada for
having a national park created in the
Nepigon country, in order that the
trout fishing there may bo eternally per
petuated. The New York Herald announces that
President Mclifod of the New England
railroad has secured an entrance to the
center of New York city with good termi
Fourteen memlH-rs of the Board of
Freeholders of Patterson, N. J., have
boon convicted of making $,20,000 fraud
ulently in the purchase ol a courthouse
for that town.
At present there are seventy-one pul
lia buildings iu course of construction in
the United States, and the plans for
forty-nine new ones, for which appropri
ations have been made, are being pre
pared in the Treasury Department.
Representative Caminetti has discov
ered a way to avoid the heavy expense of
deport ing Chinese who refuse to register.
He prowses that the government send
some of the old war vessels going out of
commission for that purpose.
Tho Standard Oil Company has bought
3,000 acres of land near the lake front at
Ashtabula, 0., with the intention of
erecting a big steel plant capable of turn
ing out 2,000 tons per day. The location
is favorable for securing supplies of
cheap coal and ore.
The Old Mary Washington monument
at Fredericksburg, Va., was pulled down
and the box in the corner-stone turned
over to the officers of the Monument As
sociation. The box was filled with water
and a confused mass of pulp. None of
the objects could be distinguished. The
stone of the old monument will be placed
in the foundation of the new one about
to be erected. The same corner-stone
will b uid.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Senator Doliib Is'lieves that silver may
he maintained, but not hy the Sherman
law or free coinage.
Postmaster-General liissell Is expected
to devote considerable attention in his
annual rejsrt to the projected 1-cent
sstal service, lie Is-lieves the inaugu
ration of the service is impossible at the
present time, ow ing to a deficit of IV
000,000 in sstal funds in the Treasury.
Governor Caleb W. West of Utah, in
his annual report, states that the totul
iopiilatioii of the Territory is estimated
at 2:f:i,H05, an increase of 25,1100, Be
cause of recent financial stringency and
the decline of silver values, the isipula
tion of the mining districts has ma
terially decreased during the past six
months, while there has Is-en a steady
growth -in the other parts of the Tern
tory. Anderson of West Virginia has intro
duced a bill to amend Section 5,52H of
the lievised Statutes by striking out the
words " unless such force be necessary
to repel armed enemies of the United
States or to keep the peace at the isills."
This is one of the l ederal statutes not
repealed in the Tin ker hill, and the
amendment is intended to prevent any
army or navy olljcers bring troops to the
Representative I Mil it tie of Washing
ton has int induced u joint resolution in
the House providing for a commission,
consisting of three Senators and six Rep
resentatives to go over the entire route
of the Nicaragua canal arid make a thor
ough examination with a view of sub
mitting to Congress a comprehensive re
Hrt tif the existing conditions and fur
nishing information upon which future
legislation may Iss had. The resolution
was referred to the Committee on Inter
state and Foreign Commerce.
The Banking and Currency Com
mittee heard Bryan of Nebraska on his
bill to secure dcjiositors of National
Banks, comM'lling the banks to set
aside one-fourth of 1 per cent of the av
erage deposits for the two months pre
ceding January 1 until a fund of 10,
000,000 is created to be paid deK)sitors
of failed banks. Bryan argued that the
ilejsisitors ought to be paid at once, for
if every des)sitor was sureof his money
he would not draw it out, and this
would have the ellect of preventing
Cummings from the CommitU'o on
Naval All'airs presented to the House
and had passed a resolution calling on
the Secretary of the Navy for informa
tion as to the amount of premiums paid
contractors for the construction of war
(hips developing speed in excess of re
quirements, etc. After this the bill to
remit the penalties on the dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius came up, and Savers of
Texas vigorously opposed it, claiming
the Vesuvius was worthless for the pur
poses for which she was built. Talbot
of Maryland read a letter from Secre
tary Herbert declaring the claim an
equitable one and saying if the dyna
mite guns did not show improvement
the Vesuvius would be fitted w ith other
armament. The uinount involved ii $39,-
000. The bill went over without action.
In the Supreme Court of the United
States ex-Attorney-General Garland
asked the court to advance for hearing
the appeal of the Northern Pacific Rail
road Company vs. .1. L. Patterson, Treas
urer of Gallatin county, Mont., from the
Montana Supreme Court. The proposi
tions contained in this case involve ulti
mately the question of the taxability of
all the unpatented surveyed lands within
the limits of the Northern Pacillc, South
ern Pacific, Union Pacific, Central Pa
cific, California and Oregon, Oregon anil
lalilornia, Atlantic and Pacific, lexas
Pacific and all other various land grants
made by Congress to aid in the construc
tion of railroads. These lands now
amount in the case of the Northern Pa
cific grant alone to over 17,000,000 acres,
an area rapidly increasing as the surveys
are farther extended. The area of lands
in the same condition included in simi
lar grants will more than double this.
These lands are to be found in almost
every State west of the Mississippi, and
their taxability has been one of the great
sources of revenue in those States. The
Southern Pacific Company, controlling
the land grants of that road, of the Cen
tral Pacific, Oregon and California and
California and Oregon, refuses to pay
taxes upon unpatented portions of those
grants. The States along the line of the
Northern Pacific have sustained the
claims of the County Treasurers, and tax
the lands within their jurisdiction; and
the railroad company comes to the Su
preme Court for relief.
The report of Brigadier-General Will
iam P. Carlin, commanding the military
department of the Columbia, which in
cludes the States of Oregon, Washington
and a part of Idaho and the Territory
of Alaska, has been received at the War
Department. The General devotes a
large part of his report to urging the
necessity for the abandonment of some
small posts in the department because
of their inaccessibility and the estab
lishment of larger posts in place of them
at points near the railroad and the large
cities and towns. General Carlin re
commends the discontinuance of Fort
Spokane, Wash., and the construction
ol a post near Spokane. Fort Town
send, lie says, is useless to protect the
cities and harbors of Paget Sound, and
he thinks the garrison should be re
moved to some important point. One,
if not two, points in addition to these
named could, in General Carlin's opin
ion, be abandoned with advantage to the
government. Fort Canby, at the
mouth of the Columbia river, would be
of great importance in time of war with
a naval power, but it is inaccessible in
winter, and only a small garrison is re
quired there in time of peace. Fort
Stevens, on the opposite or southern
side of the river, is also a point of great
importance, and General Carlin urges
that it be strongly fortified. General
Carlin reports t hat "desertions in the de
partment of the Columbia showed an in
crease during the year. He eays that
the attempt to enlist a company of In
diana rwulted in a failur.
Novel Method to Secure the
Payment of Tuxes.
ROUEN CATHEDRAL IN DANGER.
Canal da Midi to be Extended Flow
of Bar Silver to India-Postal
Service hy Camel.
Drought in interfering with farm work
Germany has a clock which, it is
claimed, will run 9,000 days without
The Russian authorities have forbid
den the publication of marriage oilers in
The population of the English town of
Nottingham has increased 127,.Ti in the
last sixteen years.
Imdon has been holding an exhibi
tion of lire engines. The oldest one
show n lsre the date of 1570.
Spain has excepted from quarantine
all Russian war ships touching at Cadiz,
unless there is disease aboard.
In Paris at the sale of autographs the
letters of Zola realized 4s each; Mau
passant, 5s; Victor Hugo, tin 8d.
The American colony in Paris now
numbers 3,599. There" is a falling oil"
from the census of two years ago of
Xo less than forty Italian Bishops are
now without their exequaturs, owing to
a conflict between the Vatican and the
A water-drinking contest was recently
held in Paris. The winner swallowed
twelve quarts, the second nine and the
Among the novel societies incorporated
in F;urope recently is "The Society for
the Protection of Non-Smokers"' in
Abbas Pasha, the Khedive of EgyP
intends to visit F'.ngland in the spring of
1894, provided that the English court
shall be willing.
The British government has decided
to act as a mediator between the striking
miners and owners provided it is accept
able to both sides.
Prince FVrdinand of Bulgaria is in
great financial straits, and his father-in-law
and Baron Hirsch have each loaned
him 1,000,000 francs.
Returns from the various viticultnral
societies of F ranee show that the wine
crop of the country for the vear amount
ed to 30,000,000 hectolitres.'
Prince Bismarck has sold his memoirs
to a Ixmdon publisher for 500,000 marks
on the condition that they shall be pub
lished immediately after fiis demise.
Unsuccessful efforts have been made
to get German bankers at Berlin to form
a syndicate to take a great Italian loan,
the reported amount being 1(120,000,000.
The world's fair to be held in Madrid
in 1894 will seek to surpass the Colum
bian Imposition in all the attributes of
greatness. It is a very large undertak
ing for Spain.
Emigration from Spain to South Amer
ican Republics is assuming considerable
proportions, owing to the extreme dis
tress prevailing in the country, especially
in the agricultural districts. '
It is currently rumored in London that
William Waldorf Astor is about to build
in that city the largest and most costlv
hotel in the world, which, it is estimated,
will cost more than $7,000,000.
The Queen Regent of Spain has de
cided to fulfill a heartfelt wish of her
husband and establish a college in the
Fscurial, bearing her name, for the
teaching and study of Christian sciences.
Apollinaris water comes from a spring
in the valley on the Ahr in the Rhine
district. A whole villuge is engaged in
bottling it and shipping it. From 100,
000 to 150,000 bottles are prepared in a
" Biggie's Island " in Ixmdon, which
took it name from the dirty hovels
which clustered on it, has been converted
by the London County Council into a
clean and beautiful park. It cost $25,000
to make the change.
The report that eleven rebellions Se
poys, were blown from the guns at Cabul
is denied by later news from Simla. An
officer was shot by an orderly, and the
latter was executed. That was all the
rioting and the only execution.
It is reported that the French govern
ment has determined to suppress bull
fighting in that country. The Society
for the Protection of Animals will bring
suit against a Mayor who authorized a
light in order to test the law in the case.
Fully 1,500'poople are to leave Iceland
this year for the Canadian Northwest,
and aa the Canadian government will
pav their passage and in other ways en
able them to settle in more desirable
homes, the exodus is likely to continue.
Rouen Cathedral is in danger, the west
front being seriously dilapidated. The
local authorities will not pay for the nec
essary restoration ; so, unless the State
comes to the rescue speedily, this fine
old building promises to be irreparably
The French government has just cre
ated in the nature of an experiment a
postal service by camel express in the
French territories of Obosh and the So
mali coast. In connection with this
service a special provisional stamp will
be issued, the value being 5 francs.
It is under renewed contemplation to
extend or supplement the old Languedoc
canal Canal du Midi built some 200
years ago, from Bordeaux at the Garonne
river to the Mediterranean bv means of
a new canal, to be 27 feet deep, 140 to
200 feet broad and some 300 mile long.
LITTLE, BUT FULL OF GRIT.
VVloit a flacky Wonmo Did to Man
Who Trlori to Iiiipim I' pan Her.
"Talking nlsnit 'punt grit,' " snid a wom
an who wad lunching tlio other day at thn
Colonial club, "I knew a woman onco who
wan full of It."
"Tell us about her," t xclnlnwl the othf-r
two women of the luncheon purty. "Who
"Why, she wa rny mother," answered
tho first speaker. "She was the littlest lit
tle woman I ever saw, but there was cour
agi ami light enough in her to stock a
regiment. I don't mean that she was a
imaging creature, making trouble for
vei')i)ody. She was the sweetest, kindest
woman In the world. It wm only when
somebody trieij to Impose on her, or on
some of u girls, that she caino out aaa
fighter. I:t me tell you a story about her,
and you'll see what I mean.
"Well, we were living in Iowa when my
father, a minister, hy the way, died and
left mother to manage a farm and to
care for a big family of girls. The grain
was high in the field and it had to m cut
nt once. Mother entered into negotiation
with a neighhor and wan just about to
close a trade, with him when she discovered
that he wait trying to overreach insisting
on terms that were exorbitant and ab
dunl. "Mother told him that nhe'd get Home
body else to cut the grain, and that made
him so angry that lie was quite rude, in his
speech. But mother shut the door in hit
face and left him to hae his sputter out
all hy himself.
"That night about 1 o'clock mother wai
awakened by a noise out in the yard. Sh
ulipped out of bed and peered through the
windr w. There was that same farmer en
gagid In taking down the bars of tbe
fence that surrounded the field of grain
that mother wouldn't let him cut. The
bars down, tb man went out into the road
for a minute, and the nextmkiute became
buck driving a yoke of oxen, which he
turned loose into the field."
"What did your mother bay to the man?"
asked one of the listeners.
"She didn't say anything."
"Didn't she tell him to take that cattle
right out of the field?"
"No, indeed ; that was not her way of do
ing things. What she did first was to
drens herself. Then she stole quietly down
stairs and went out Into ; .; ard. Then
she went to the barn an, I got an ox goad.
Then tue hounded to the rain field and
drove the oxen out of it."
"And then she went back to bed, I sup
pose," said one of the women. "Ordid she
watch the rest of the night?"
"Neither. She drove those oxen a mile
and a half down the road till she came to a
great field of corn which belonged to that
awful man. Then she took down the bars
and wished the oxen good morning.
"On the way back she stopped long
enough to open the gate of a pastnre in
which was quite a herd of steers and to
set some of them moving toward the corn
field, and they found that field, I can as
"Next morning mother told us what she
had done, and we just hugged her and
kissed her till she cried."
"And what came of it?"
"Oh, yes that's the best part of the
story. The neighbors somehow found out
what had happened, and they were so
pleased over it that they came aud cut
mother's grain for nothing.
"But just think of that little ninety-five-pound
woman driving a yoke of oxen a
mile and a half iu the middle of the night
on such an errand! I always feel proud of
my little mot her when I recall this epi
sode in her lift ."New York Times.
Professor Ilering undertook a series of
observations upon three normal-sighted
persons, iiamely, upon himself and his two
assistants, Doctor Bledermann and Doctor
Stilling. These experiments were designed
to elicit whether any constant differences
could be detected in the color judgments
of the thHfe normal sighted persons who
were the subject of experiment. The ques
tion proposed for judgment was the de
termination of the point at which a red
which had been graduated off on the, one
side into a blue red and on the other into a
yellow red, could be regarded as at the
neutral point at which it did not incline
either to the one or the other of these col
ors. When the matter was put to the ex
perimental test in this manner, constant
differences were actually discovered to ob
tain between the judgments of the three
The one observer, Dr. Biedermann, in all
cases still continued to see a yellowish tinge
when the red proposed for judgment had
already, in the judgment of the two other
observers, long ceased to contain any trace
of yellow. Similarly, when it was a ques
tion of transition from a blue red to a pure
red, the blue faded out from the red firsi
to Dr. Biedermann, next to Professor Her
ing, and last of all to Dr. Stilling. In
fact Dr. Biederrnann had regularly begun
to see a yellow shade in the red before it
had well ceased to have a blue shade for
Dr. Stilling. Professor Hering w;as ascer
tained to occupy a kind of intermediate
position in respect to his susceptibility
to yellow and blue rays. Nineteenth Cen
tury. Horrors of War.
Mrs. de Fashion The papers are again
hinting of a war in Europe.
Mrs. de Style That would be terrible.
Mrs. de Fashion Perfectly dreadfull
We'd have to stay at home this summer
New York Weekly.
Susie (in stockyard) Oh, Johnnie look at
that big cow'a-sleepin over there! '
Johnnie (with a show of superior knowl
edge) Now, you be careful, Susie. He's
not sleeping; he's only bulldozing. Truth.
Tom Barry Did your girl friends remem
ber you on your birthday f
Pet'dita Xo, but you may be sure every
one of my girl enemies did. Brooklyn Life.
Not a Soap Ad.
Rivers (taking a good look at the infanta)
Hasn't she rare self possession?
Banks Yes. She's a woman of Castile.
Cliicjuo Tribune. ......