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herself.- It wllfr-bcdrnpossiblo ntrxt
year for tlio husband to hnng nbotit
tho treasury of 'n theatre and draw
his wifo's snlnry. How far these
rcmarkablo changes wilt bo found to
work I nra not prepared to Btntc.
They 'certainly Involve nn entire
revolution in our social nnd domestic
8POOPENDYKE A8 A FARMER.
"Tliis," said Mr. Spoopcndykc, ns
ho gazed around on his now ac
(tiisition of six acres, "this, my dear,
is what I havo always1 wanted. A
farm and a farmer's life nro the high
ways to happiness, Mrs. Spoopon
dyke, don't you think so?"
"Its perfectly lovoly," rejoined
Mrs. Spoopcndykc. "I was born on
a farm, and I was always healthy,
though I had to go a good ways for
"I'll fix that my dear," returned
Mr. Spoopcndykc. "I'll bring the
wator. 3Sow where arc my agricul
tural reports? I must .plant right off
if wo aro going to havo crops, and
when they're ripe we'll take them to
"I see tlio roportiys yo must
give your hen chopped' turnip Onco
m a while," said Mrsv.'Spoopondykc,
putting her tliumbon'.tlio paragraph.
"Either that or' cabbages," re
turned her husbandi 'H' don't know
whether we'll have cabbages
enough," ho continued musingly.
"You must have loos(buckwhcat,"
suggested Mrs. Spoopcndykc. "I
would think, though that twb acres
would be enough for one hen, and if
it isn't you can buy a load now and
then from the noighbors."
"I'll think that over," replied Mr.
"Hero's one thing I don't under
stand. It says wo should test n few
seeds beforo planting, to iriakc suro
they will germinate, but it don't say
how to do it."
' "May bo it means to boil them,"
suggested Mrs. Spoopcndykc, "or
perhaps you "
"Oh, perhaps you think it means
to crack 'cm with an ax to sco if
tlioy aro hard. I s'poso you've got
an idea you stick straws into'em to
sec if thoy'cr done. Well, you don't
you put acid on 'cm. I'll get pome
acid and drop 'cm in and if it dis
colors 'em thoy're no good, and if it
don't they're all right. I think wo
ought to littve some weevil for the
"I don't know where you're going
to plnnt it," said Mrd. Spoopcndykc,
"unless it will grow with buckwheat
or onions. You can't put it in with
the cabbage, because thu pig and
hen woulu light."
"Do you know what weevil is?"
demanded Mr. Spoopcndykc, glaring
at .his wife. "Got a notion it's
some kind of weed for the pig to
smoke, haven't you? Imagine it's
gilt-edged noto paper with a mono
gram for him to writo on, don't you?
well, it isn't a swallow-tail coat or a
plug hat for him to'go to church in,
neither! You don't plant weevil,
Mrs. Spoopcndykc, any more than
you do soap, or clothes-pins, or
stair-rods. ou buy it in barrels,
and I'll order some."
"I think we ought to have some
lace curtains for the front windows,"
suggested Mrs. Spoopcndykc, an
xious to change the conversation.
"Yes, and we want a folding bed
stead for the cow, and we've got to
have a now arm-chair for the pig,
and I'm afraid those cabbages won't
do without u wet nurse!" sijucalcd
Mr. Spoopcndykc. ' "I suppose I've
got to hire a man to see that the
meadow don't go fishing on Sunday
and upset your religious notions.
Oh! you're a fanner's wife, you are!
If I had time to writo an index to
you and get sotpc dod pasted binder
to fix you up with a fly-leaf you'd
make a wholo agricultural report!"
And Mr. Spoopcndykc shot into
the house and to bad, while his wife,
having put all the oil lamps into
buckets of water so thoy couldn't
explode during tlio night, fell asleep,
dreaming, that the cabbage patch
had eloped with t)io onions, while
the. cow and pig had died of weevil,
and the windmill had abandoned
agricultural pursuits and started off
through Ohio preaching the Gospel.
'SOME MICHIGAN MOSQUITOES.
The Detroit Free Prc tells this
story! A Halt Luke City man named
John Fallow was recently invited to
spend his vacation with a friend
named Moorhousc, who lived just
outside the city. Ho accepted, and
on the first night said ho would re
tiro early in order to get up and sco
the sun use. His host told him that
some nights the mosquitoes were
pretty troublesome, and being very
largo and ravenous ho hud hotter
keep his blinds closod or the curtain
down, liut John declared that no
mosquitoes could trouble him, and
ho wanted all tlio windows open so
as to get the fresh, cool, country air.
During the night the inmates of the
houso were awakened aovcral times
by. u pwuo tw f some uuc trying to
break tho chairs hud tables to pieces,
and such exclamations as: "I'll euro
you of trying to cat mo up;" "I'll
show tho way I treat such dirtv
pests;" "I nailed you for keeps,''
etc. In tho morning John came
down to breakfast with a sickly
smilo on his faco, and on being asked
how ho had slept, said first rate,
with tho oxccption of having to
drivo out tho mosquitoes onco in a
while. Moorhouso's boys wcro no
ticed to bo terribly tickled about
sonio thing, and thoir father made
up his mind that thoy had been
putting up a tcrriblo game on poor
"old man Fallon." And so they had,
for while he was trying to got a few
minutes sleep the boys wont and got
a lot of pigeons out of tho stable
loft and threw them into Fallon's
room. He, taking them for mosqui
toes, would wako up whenever a
pigeon came fluttering into his
room, seize a chair and go it blind,
hitting first one thing and then
another.. The boys kept it up this
way until daylight, when they con
cluded thoy had enough fun with
that chap from the city, and sneaked
off to bed as if they wore tho most
model country boys on earth. Fal
lon agreed, if Moorhousc would
never say anything about the matter,
ho would buy the boys a new suit
of clothes, a fast colt, or anything
their little hearts desired, but
Moorhousc had to tell a friend or
two about it, and Fallon swears he
believes tho old man put tho boys
up to it.
Tho Socialist Sensation.
New York, November ft. A cable
special to the Sun, from London,
says: In France the working classes
continue in a very disturbed condi
tion. Their real grievances, which
are many, have been exaggerated to
them and inflamed by the agency of
the socialist organizations, which aro
now pursuing their labors with more
audacity and address than ever be
fore. The Swiss Government has
suppressed the freshest socialist
oignnization and its publication, and
the publishers have applied to Sir
William Harcourt to print it in
England, ns they formerly did.
New York, November ii. A Star
cablegram from Paris says : It 1st an
open secret that M. Fnliecrs, Minis
ter of the Interior, nnd M. Comcs
ensse, Prefect of Police, have held
several interviews for the purpose of
taking more effectual measures for
the protection of life and property,
"51. Comcsensse complains of tiie
insufficiency of the police force, and
says that the. army of criminals is
being daily swelled in numlier by
fresh recruits, while the socialist and
anarchist agitation materially adds to
its ranks and fully justifies the
authorities in taking precautions of
a most extreme character. He states
that ciiines against persons and
property have never been so numer
ous in Paris as at present, but ac
knowledges that there have been uo
outrages which could be identified as
being of a socialistic or political
The widespread discontent among
workingmen and the growing agita
tion of the rent question add to the
difficulty of the Government. The
strikes arc spreading, and not less
than thirty thousand men arc now
out. Some attempts to harmonize
the differences between employers
and workmen have been made, but
the conferences thus far held have
not terminated with satisfactory re
suits. The quctsion of rents is still
more serious and difficult to deal
with. Through tho opening of new
streets and the erection of costly
buildings in the quarter hitherto oc
cupied by workingmeii it has become
almost impossible for them to find
house-room for themselves and fa
milies, and rents have been raised to
rates which are practically prohibi
tory, and on last rent day nearly f(),
000 families moved, and of this
number some 150(1 migrated to other
places. There were many cases of
eviction, and most painful scenes of
The terror created by the outrages
of the "Ulnek Band" in the neigh
borhood of Montceau-les-Mines
shows no signs of abatement. The
troubles in that section are not of
recent origination, but have been in
progress for the past two years, cul
minating in the late dynamite out
rages, wliich have intensified tho
fears previously created and rendered
it almost impossible to obtain any
evidence against the conspirators.
Those arrested for crimes are all
young men, who have evidently acted
under the direction of the heads of a
secret society which has for its object
the transfer of the mines and manu
factories from the hands of the
owners to those of the woikmen, ami
it is openly said by their sympathi
zers that those who were arrested for
complicity in the outrages will escape
punishment. Packages of incen
diary proclamations and quanti
ties of dynamite, all apparently of
Swiss origin, have Iwcn discovered in
many pliwvi tlugugUvut Uiv wwutiy,
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Geneva. " , jji , & j
Paris, November 6. TliiJ Minister-
lal Council,, held to-day, decided lol
declare at the opening ' Chambers tlio
ment to suppress the increasing
tendency to social nnarcliy.
lierlln, November 5. Hcrr Bcbelp
a .Socialist leader, ha commenced to
serve n three-months' imprisonment,
in accordance, wjth a recent sentence
against him. ilerr Hozcuchlczcr and
Ilerr Liehhuccht will nccompnny
Debet In his prison life' for Woi
mouths their offenses being similar,!
but deemed by thu Judges less vicious
In nature. All the editors rcshlc nt
Vienna, November 7. A largo
meeting of shoemakers and other'
workmen at New Dau, a suburb of
this city, was held to-day. Tho
police interfered nnd dispersed the
meeting. The mob then stormed
nnd destroyed the lidllcc station,'
and during' tiie collision twenty1
workmen and a number of the policu
were injured. Many arrcstd were made
after tho troops, who had been
summoned, had restored order.
l'nris, November 7. The Clerical
journal Clarion announces that tho
President of the Hoursc Committee,
has received a letter threatening to
blow up tho Dourse. S. F. Chron-.
Novel Flro Udders. ,,,
Af tcrjrovlcwing .the engines drawn
up in line along tlio Lighth-strect
parks, the fire chiefs recently went to
the elbow" of tho canal, the place
appointed for the tests of engine
appliances extension ladders and life
snivng inventions. Across the canal
the celebrated Pompier Corps of
St. Louis was at woik, tho men with
their twelve-foot ladders skinning up
nnd down the face of n sixstory
building liko so many cats..
The laddcis, in construction, arc
simplicity itself. A singlo pole of
hickory, with rungs projecting from
cither side, is surmounted by a hook
of Norway iron, bent at a long right
angle, and supplied on the under
sido with serrated teeth. Tiie ladder
can thus be readily hooked through
windows of great depth. In the drill
yesterday one of the corps, with Ids
ladder, got a grip on the second story
window and running rapidly up
seated himself in the opening, pulled
the ladder up after him,' readied up
to the next window, where he got
another grip, and in n jiffy was one
story higher, and so on up to tho
very roof. The descent was still
more .rapid. Tlio drill -was then
made by four men directed by tlio
voice of tho Captain, -who on occasion
of ilrcs uses' shrill whistlo to convey
his signals. It should ho stated that
each llreman wore a broad belt, of
canvas nnd leather, depending from
the front of , which by a strong strap
wns a large wrought-iron snap liool,
so that on mounting to the top of
the ladder tho lircmau could snap
his hook around one of the standards,
and be thus secure from all possibil
ity of falling, and at the same 'time
have his hands free for holding
hose or assisting people from the,
Tho hook serves another purpose.
Making a rope fast on the inside of
the window he can, after taking two
or three turns with the ropo around
tlio upper rim of the snap hook, ob
tain suillcicnt friction to enable him
not only to let himself down, bpt to
take one or two men with him if they
aro stiong enough to hang on.
Chris llocll, Captain of tlio corps,
lowered himself in tills way from the,
!ifth story, and as he .came past thu
third floor window nnothcr man
cnught on nnd came down witli him.
At tho wordiof command ono of tho
ladders was hooked over tho window
sill. At nnothcr command a :man
ran lightly up, stopping near the top.
At another command Ids hook was
snapped around tho standard, nnd
ho stood on the rungs, his waist on
a level with the sill, and' ids handa
free. Instantly another ladder' was
handed to him by jlrcman No. 2, and,
raising It quickly, he hooked It on
the sill of 1,hc third-story window
above him, At' another command
lie unhooked his belt,, stepped on
tlio second ladder, nnd rati' tip to the
third story, fircmniiNo. 2'mcauwhlla
mounting to the second story. Uoth
men now hooked themselves to their
respective ladders, and ti third ladder
was quickly passed up by llreman No.
3. No 1 reached up with tills nnd
hooked it on tlio sill of tho fourth
story window, and then at h word
mounted again No. 2 following to
tho third story, nnd No. 0 followiutr.
-to the second. A fourth ladder was
passed by by llreman No. 1, and
No. V hooked it on the' sill of (lie
fifth stoty. Again, ho inouiitcd, Jfc
2 following to tho fourtli Bt6ry,'No. 8
to tho third, nnd No. 4 to tho
second. In another sccoh'd each
map had entered tho window of the
floor nt which he hnd arf1v,c,tl.r-Cffr't
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