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T. H. BEAUL1EU, Editor.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
IN the Senate on the 11th consideration ot
the fishery treaty was resumed in open session
....In the House Mr. Dougherty (Fla.) offered
a substitute to
Mills which provide
that all articler so not manufactures
or produced, in the United States shall enter
the United States free of import duty. The
Tariff bill was further discussed. A bill was
introduced to provide for an Assistant Secretary
of the Navy.
A BILL to amend the Inter-State Commerce
law was considered in the United States Sen
ate on the 12th. A resolution was offered in
structing the Committee on Privileges and
Elections to investigate the r%cent State elec
tion in Louisiana. The Department of Agri
culture Appropriation bill was reported In
the House the time was occupied in debate on
the Tariff bill.
IN the Senate a bill was introduced on the
13th for the creation of a tribunal for Interna
tional arbitration to promote peace among na
tions, and the District of Columbia Appropria
tion bill was passed. Mr. Hale made a speech
on the fishery treaty, which he declares to be a
failure. The bill for adjusting the accounts of
laborers and mechanics arising under the
eight-hour law was brought up, but no action
was talsen In the House theTariff bill was
IN the Senate on the 14th bills were passed
granting leave of absence to all persons now
in the employ of the Government and who
were present at the battle of Gettysburg to
attend the reunion there on July 3 next, ap
propriating 8275,000 for the reconstruction of
the Government dam at the Rock Island
arsenal, and the Agricultural Department and
Post-offlce Appropriation bills. Adjourned to
the 18th In the House bills were reported
providing for an assistant Secretary of War,
and to retire General Alfred Pleasanton. The
Tariff bill was further considered.
THE Senate was not in session on the 15th....
In the House a motion to consider the Army
Appropriation bill was defeated, and as no
quorum was present no business was trans
ACCOBDIXG to a census finished on the
12th Baltimore has 416,805 inhabitants, of
which 64,509 are colored.
AFIRE in a tenement house in New York
on the 12th resulted in the death of one
man and the burning or wounding of a
MRS. SARAH JANE WHITELING, of Phila
delphia, confessed on the 12th that she had
poisoned her two children and that she
furnished her husband with the poison
with which, she declared, he took his own
life on account of despondency caused by
THE National organization of the Colored
Young Men's Christian Association was
completed at Louisville, Ky., on the 12th.
Charles L. Morris, of that city, being
chosen pi esident.
FIVE HUNDRED cowboys of the Chicka
saw nation were in a state of rebellion on
the 12th over the payment of a cattle tax,
and the Government troops at Fort Reno
were preparing to take the field
PETER ALT, a hotel proprietor at Balti
more, Md wa9 shot to death by his fifteen
year-old son on the 12th The killing was
the outcome of a. family quarrel.
ANDREW HOWARD, a cash boy aged four
teen years, confessed on the 12th to start ng
the great fire in Buffalo, N. Y., February 1,
by which $1,000,000 worth-of property was
destroyed. He said he did it because he
was angry with a floor-walker.
FRANK DONOVAN, aged ten years, was
shot and killed on the 12th at Oswego, N.
Y., by Lewis Clark, aged thirteen yeaxs,
while playing with a gun.
THE twelfth annual convention of the
Millers' National Association was opened
at Buffalo, N on the 12th.
Two TOUNG men, John Tmke and Henry
Frayer, the first a clerk and the second
only known by a card his pocket, com
mitted suicide at Cincinnati on the 12th by
A nEAVY seizure of opium was made by
the United States customs authorities at
St Louis on the 12th
THE negroes in the Chickasaw nation
were on the 13th said to be planning a gen
eral exodus to Oklahoma to engage in farm
THE sixth annual meeting of the Ameri
can Seed Association was begun in Chicago
on the 12th.
A FIRE on the ldth at Indianapolis de
stroyed the establishments of the In
dianapolis Veneer Company, D. E. Stone
& Co, fancy cabinetware, and J. Os
good & Co lumber. Total loss, $100,000.
SEVEN men were buried at Menominee,
Wis, on the 13th by the caving of a clay
bank in a brickyard, and two were killed,
two fatally injured and the others seriously
NINETEEN persons weie poisoned on the
13th at Kasota, Minn., from eating cheese,
but all would probably recover.
THIRTEEN hogs were struck by lightning
and killed on the 13th at Whitewater, Wis.
THE Auditorium hall in Chicago in which
the Republican National convention takes
lace will hold about nine thousand people.
to the 13th there had been the neigh
borhood of one hundred thousand applica
tions for tickets
THE thermometer registered 102 in the
shade at Nebraska City, Neb on the 13th,
and there were several cases of sun stroke.
A MONUMENT to General Thomas J.
("Stonewall") Jackson was unvailed in
Chancellorsville, Va., on the 13th.
THE date of the G. A. National en
campment at Columbus, O., has been fixed
for September 12,
JOHN MCCULLUCH, of St Louis, a broom
maker, shot his wife on the 13th and then
walked a block and sent a bullet through
his own head.
THE floods in Minnesota had on the 13th
done damage to the extent of 1500,000 The
St. Louis river for thirty miles was a,rag
ing torrent and presented a wonderful
scene as it plunged through the Dalles.
A LVKGE portion of the village of Green
up, 111., was destroyed by fire on the 13th.
THE recently published statistics of the
Chicago Union Stock Yards Company and
of the Chicago Board of Trade show that
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad
is again leading all other lines in the num
ber of cars of live stock and grain brought
to that market. This fact indicates the
rapidity with which the roa1 must have re
covered from its recent labor troubles, and
furnishes additional evidence of the effl
__ sient manner in which the management
handled the recent strikes of employes on
its lines Evidently, from a business
stand-point, the road is in able hands.
A ROUGH named George Taylor shot and
fatally wounded Belle Brown in Indiana'p
olis on the 13th and then put a bullet
through his heart.
i On N the 13th on hundrein and fifty Mor-
immigrantse arrived Ne York and
immediately left for Utah.
M. DUBLBDAT, of South Royalton, Vt.,
~*i was on the 13th victimized -to the extent of
S5,000 by the gold brick swindlers* The
if- parties escaped to Canada. J^j
nslfc ISAACw BRONSON and wifei,noth*jr
found dead farm
house on the 14th. it was thought Bron
son killed his wife and then took his own
AT Kansas City, Mo., on the 14th E. T.
Plank, of San Francisco, was elected presi
dent of the International Typographical
A STORM on the 14th did considerable
damage in Hancock County, O., houses be
ing struck by lightning, fences blown
down and orchards ruined.
AT the session of the Supreme Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, at Cincinnati on the
14th William Ward, of Newark, N. J., was
chosen Supreme Chancellor.
IN a saloon row at Monarch, Col., on the
14th a gambler named Schenck shot aud
killed George Davis and fatally wounded
an unknown man. A mob then took
Schenck and hanged him to a telegraph
AT Aitkin, Minn., the Mississippi river
had on the 14th completely submerged the
residence portion of Hungerford's addition,
and many families had been compelled to
vacate their homes. The backwater in
Mud river had caused hundreds of families
along its banks to leave.
IN a quarrel on the 14th over fifty cents
involved in a settlement of a sale of cattle
at Las Vegas, sixteen shots were fired and
two men killed.
TIM WILLIAMS, a Lebanon (Conn her
mit, aged seventy six years, was stung to
death on the 14th by bees which he was
trying to hive.
MRS. HOCKMAN was fatally burned at her
home at Little Rock, Ark.,* on the 14th.
She was lighting a fire withjkerosene, when
the can exploded.
GEORGE KLINE and William Eeefe, aged
eleven and ten years respectively, were
drowned on the 14th in Winon's cove, near
Baltimore, Md.f while bathing.
THE main building of the Salem (Mass.)
Lead Company was burned with its con
tents on the 14th. Loss, $115,000.
A FIERCE storm on the 14th at Tiffin, O.,
caused much damage to grain and fruit.
SHERIFF JOHN RAINS and his son were
killed at Jacksboro, Tex., on the 14th by W.
W. Terrell. An old family feud was the
cause of the fight.
ELISHA PRINCE, of Emanuel County, Ga.,
who deserted his wife three months ago,
returned on the 14th, and when she refused
to again live with him he shot her dead and
then killed himself.
A SEVERE storm on the 14th blew down
houses in Big Bend, Mandt and Barnes
ville and other towns of Northern Minne
sota, and injured several persons. The
damage was very great.
THE Wabash National Bank was organ
ized at Wabash, Ind., on the 14th.
A CHINAMAN was on the 14th said to be
at the head of the opium-smuggling gang
whose transactions were recently brought
to light at Port Huron, Mich. They have a
capital of over a million dollars
LIGHTNING struck one of the wire cables
of the Wisconsin Telephone Company at
Milwaukee on the 14th, melting it and do
ing thousands of dollars worth of damage
AT the Garfield homestead at Mentor, O.,
on the 14th Molhe Garfield was married to
J. Stanley Brown, formerly President Gar
field's private secretary, and her brother
Harry married Bell Mason, eldest daughter
of Hon. James Mason, famous as a railroad
ALL the window glass factories of Pitts
burgh, Pa and the West closed down on
the 15th to remain closed until September
1, or longer, unless the workers and em
ployers agreed on a scale of wages?
IN a race on the loth at Ironton, O one
jockey was killed and another crippled for
THE American mills at Fall River, Mass.,
were struck by lightning on the 15th and
totally destroyed by fire Loss, $100,000.
ELDER JOHN W. TYLER, a veneiabie min
ister of the Christian church, was fatally
injured in a runaway accident at Decatur,
111., on the 15th.
HUNDREDS of families at Norway, Mich.,
were homeless on the 15th owing to the re
cent fire, and a mass meeting had been
called at Ishpeming to provide help.
A POWDER explosion on the 15th in the
Armstrong cement works at Kansas City
killed three men.
TWENTY-FOUR freight cars filled with
general merchandise were burned on the
loth at Philadelphia. Loss, $100,000.
TRAIN-WRECKERS turned a switch on the
Wisconsin Central road on the 15th at
Westboro, Wis and a sleeper was thrown
from the track, severely injuring several
NEAL STARK, sixteen years of age, was
convicted at Atlanta, Ga,, on the 15th of
murdering his elder brother, and was sen
tenced to life imprisonment.
FLORENCE HILTON, the daughter of
wealthy parents, committed suicide with
poison at her home in Goldsberry, Mo., on
the 15th because her lover had jiltei her.
GRASSHOPPERS in countless swarms ap
peared in Southern Indiana on the 15th
and were destroying all vegetation.
LIGHTNING caused a $100,000 fire at Al
bany, N. Y., on the 15th.
A WIND-STORM on the 15th at Lexing
ton, Ore, wrecked seven buildings and
killed two persons. The school-house,
containing many pupils, was totally de
stroyed and many pupils were injured.
FRANK MYERS, fifty-eight years old, ao
cidently killed himself on the 15th at
Northampton, Mass while trying to shoot
A TEMPEST raged on the 15th on Staten
Island, N. Y., causing great destruction of
THERE were 209 business failures in the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 15th, against 207 the previous seven
A BRONZE equestrian statue of Israel
Putnam, the Revolutionary hero, erected
by the State, was unvailed at Brooklyn,
Conn., on the 15th.
GRASSHOPPERS were doing much damage
on-the 15th in Otter Tail County, Minn.
Two BOYS, each aged eight years, while
playing in a boat on the 15th at Port Jeffer
son, I drifted out to sea and were lost.
PERSONAL. AND POLITICAL.
THE Union Labor State convention met
at Waterville, Me., on the 12th and nomi
nated W. H. Simmons for Governor. Reso
lutions were adopted favoring postal
banks, Government control of telegraphs
and railroads and an income tax, and de
nouncing the importation of labor and
fusion with other parties.
GENERAL SHERIDAN was reported to be
doing remarkably well .on the 12th. He
relished his food and his appetite seemed
to be growing He rested quietly during
THE Republicans of Maine met in State
convention at Portland on the 12th
nominated E C. Burleigh for Governor.
The resolutions denounce the President's
message, the Mills bill and free trade, and
censure the Government for its course in
the fisheries dispute.
THE Rhode Island Legislature on the 12th
re-elected Jonathan Chace (Rep.) United
States Senator, and then adjourned until
MRS. MARY SHERIDAN, widow of the late
John Sheridan, and the mother of General
Philip H. Sheridan, died at her home in
Somerset, O., on the afternoon of the 12th,
aged eighty-seven years and two months.
THE Vermont Prohibitionists met at
Montpelier on the Jr2th and nominated Prof.
Henry M, Seeley for Governor. Resolu
tions were adopted stamping the manu-
facturing of and traffic in alcoholic liquors
as a high crime condemning intimidation
of voters, and favoring equal suffrage for
GENERAL SHERIDAN continued to Improve
on the 13th, he rested better and was
getting a sharp appetite.
THE Republicans of the Twenty fifth
Pennsylvania district nominated Charles
O. Townsend for Congress on the 13th.
TnE Republicans of the Fifth Minnesota
district on the 13th nominated Solomon G.
Comstock for Congress.
WALTER J. HAYES, Democratic member
of Congress for the Second Iowa district,
was renominated on the 13th.
MRS. EIA-EN CRONIN, aged one hundred
and seventeen years, died on the 13th at
her home near Mulfords, Minn.
THE Democrats nominated Douglas MOP*
rla for Congress in the Sixth Indiana dis
trict on the 13th and renominated John H.
O'Neil in the Second district.
AT Springfield, 111., on the 13th the Dem
ocratic clubs organized a State Democratic
League, with Frank H. Jones, of Spring
field, as president
THE Prohibitionists of the Tenth district
of Indiana on the 13th nominated Rev J.
H. Wilson for Congress.
GENERAL SHERIDAN passed a good day
on the 14tb. resting well and coughing but
little. His pulse was good and his respira
tion more regular.
N. E. WORTHINGTON Ava3 nominated for
Congress on the 10th by the Democrats of
the Tenth Illinois district.
BEBT STEWART, of Decatur, 111., who was
nominated by the Union Labor party for
Secretary of State, declined the nomina
tion on the 14th.
LIMDSAT MUSE (colored), the oldest em
pldye in the service of the Government,
died at Washington on the 14*h. He had
been employed as a messenger to the Sec
retary of the Navy since 18S8.
THE Missouri Prohibitionists met at Kan
sas City on the 14th and nominated E. M.
Lowe, of Kansas City, for Governor.
THERE was no change to be noted on the
15th in General Sheridan's condition. He
rested well during fae day, his cough
troubling him little. His pulse was good,
his respiration was improving, and he con
tinued to take a sufficiency of nourishment.
MARY N. PRESCOTT, the gifted and wide
ly-known authoress and poetess, died on
the loth at the residence of her brother in
law, Bichard S. Spofford, at Deer Island,
ADVICES of the 11th from Algiers say the
locusts were advancing in a compact mass
over twelve miles long by six in breadth
A panic prevailed in the province of Con
stantino. The valley of Guelma had been
devastated by the locusts.
IN a boat race on the 13th for 13,000,a side
at Brisbane, Australia, Hanlan defeated
Trickett by six lengths.
A SOCIETY of people favorable to Can
adian independence was being formed on
the 13th in Toronto, Ont.
JAMES EADY and Michael Rosette, half
breeds, were hanged at Regina, Ont., on
the 13th for the murder of Alexander Mc
Leish, a Northwest settler.
ADVICES of the 13th say that a fire in
Panama destroyed business property val
ued at $200,000
THE cashier of the Royal Savings Bank
of Siegen, Germany, absconded on thB 13th,
leaving a deficit of 450,000 marks It was
supposed that he had fled to America.
FOREST fires on the 14th destroyed the
village of East Rawdon, N. SM and were
doing great damage in other places. Four
persons were burned to death.
A NEW Cabinet for Spain was organized
at Madrid on the 14th, with Senor Sagasta
EMPEROR FREDERICK of Germany died ap
eleven o'clock on the morning'of the 15th'
at the Freidrichskron Palace, Potsdam.
The dying monarch's last hours were
watched over by the members of his fam
ily and the royal physicians. The direct
cause of death was suffocation, the doc
tors being unable to keep the passage ol
his throat open. Frederick William, the
only son of the late Emperor William, was
born on the 18th of October, 1831, at Pots
dam. On January 25, 1858, he married
Victoria Adelaide, Princess Royal of Great
Britain, and she and seven children sur
vive him, the eldest son, Prince Frederick
William, now becoming Emperor.
HIGHWAYMEN stoped a train near Big
Horn M. T, the other night and robbed the
safe the express car of a small amount of
money. The passengers were a*so lobbed,
about $400 being obtained.
NEWS was received at Chicago on the
17th of a collision on Lake Michigan, be
tween Big and Little Au Sable Islands, be
tween the schooner WLIIO Kelltrand the
steamer Rooert Mills, in which the former
was sunk. The schooner carried 17,000
bubhels ot corn. The crew were s,aved.
WHILE bathing in the Rock rfver at
Moline, III, Charles G. Britton was seized
with cramps and drowned.
THE holmden farm, near Pit Hole, Pa.,
which, during the oil excitement ot lboH)
was sold for $1,500,000, chinged hind at a
tax sale on the 16thfor less than tKX).
CAFT. J. A. REED, ex-Warden of the Still
water penitentiary, attempted suicide at
his home in Minneapolis, on the 16th, by
shooting himself through the head.
+A DISPATCH from Omaha, Neb, says
measles were raging among the Winnebago
Indians, forty deaths having occurred
among Indian children during three weeks.
THE upper Mississippi valley log cut up
to June 1 was 345,000,009 feet, against 430,-
000,000 feet up to June 1,1887.
MRS JOSEPH HOLMES, in a fit of tempor
ary insanity, drowned her two children in
Ballard's Slough, near Memphis, Tenu., re
THE President has decided to attend the
exercises of the University of irginia, at
CharlottsviUe, June 27. &*>T
J. BYRKETT, a prominent farmer, living
near Elkhart, Lid., fell from a load of hay
on the 16th and was killed.
A BAKWEL of flax-seed oil exploded in a
drug warehouse at Zanesville, Ohio, on the
16th, totally destroying the building and
burying six men in the ruins, one of whom
was taken out fatally injured.
FRANK BEAUDY, a ferryman at Dayton,
fell from his boat the other day and
GEORGE ANDERSON, a convict in the
pen.tentiary at Stillwater, Minn.,committed
suicide on the 16th by taking poison.
THE House passed the army appropria
tion bill on the 16th.
DURING a quarrel in a disreputable den
near Fort Niobrara, Neb, the other night,
Private Taylor shot and killed. Ser eant
Nolan Boih men b. longed to Troop O
A TRAIN o thirty-five cars was hurled
down a steep embankment near Hope
Church, Pa on the 16th. A brakeraaa
was the only person killed, TXif
vS-21S MISCELLANEOUS. A%^Jf?
The difference between horse races
iuid walking matches seems to be that
in the former the contestants score be
fore they start, while in the latter they
must start before they can score.Idea.
A New York woman rqcently ap
peared at the theater wearing a blue
waistcoat, with gold dollars for buttons.
It is said that she did not appear to
mind the sensation she created.
The Oakland Tribune recommends
keeping a goose in the chicken-roost
as a guard against the depredations of
professional chicken-thieves. The goose
will "squawk" on the intruder every
The Sweetwater dam just com
pleted at San Diego, Cal at a cost of
$800,000, is said to be twenty feet higher
than any dam in the United States. It
is ninety feet from its base to its crest.
"Ya'as," said young Mr. Sissy,
sucking the head of bis cane, "I'm an
Anglomaniac but only in a mild form,
y' knaw." "Yes," she responded, by
way of keeping up the conversation,
"sort of an Anglolunatic, as it were,
A farmer in Gratiot County, Michi
gan, plowed up a fifty-pound cannon
ball the other day. There is no record
of any battle having been fought in
that vicinity, and the people are
wondering where the big cannon ball
-Biunswick Ga., has invested in a
new.fifty cent Bible for swearing wit
nesses on. The reason for this is that
the old Bible has had the first four
chapters of Genesis kissed away, and
the lawyers are in doubt whether an
oath made on a Bible minus its first
four chapters is binding.
The woman who welcomes bright
weather on Monday on account of
"hauging out clothes to dry," is greater
than the woman who takes advantage
of the same bright weather to go shop
ping. This is rather clumsily expressed,
but we've got the wisdom in as usual.
"The laughter of girls," says De
Quincy, "is, and ever Avas, among the
most delightful sounds on earth."
Judgment on that It depends whether
the girls are laughing at your best joke,
or because 3rou
have just taken a header
from your bicycle, and are trying to
think which end of yourself to pick up
A DalraP County (Texas) preacher
has issued circulars declaring himself
to be the watchman spoken of in the
twenty-third chapter of Ezekiel. Among
other assertions, he alleges his ability
to prove that the Bible shuts out all un
married persons over twenty-one years
of age from the kingdom of heaven un
less a good excuse can be shown.
Scatter ashes along the rows of the
young strawberry plants as soon as
they shall be large enough to work
Stir the earth, take out all grass and
then apply the ashes on the surface,
and the rains will carry them down to
the roots. Fertilizers for strawberries
give the best results when applied near
the surface and not worked into the
soil, as the roots feed near the surface
instead of penetrating deeply.
"Have you seen papa's hew dog,
Carlo," she asked, as they sat in the
parlor. "Yes," he replied uneasily
"I have had the pleasure of meeting
the dog." "Isn't he splendid? He is
BO affectionate." "I noticed he was
very demonstrative," returned he. as
he moved uneasily in his chair. "He is
very playful, too. I never saw a more
playful animal in all my life." "I am
glad to hear you say that." "Why?"
Because I uas a little bit afraid that
when he bit that piece out of me the
other evening, he was in earnest. But
if he was only in play of course it's all
right. I can take fun as well as any
A fisherman, while on Plymouth
beach one day, captured a large gray
sea gull in a rather peculiar predica
ment. Firmly pinched upon the bird's
bill was a sea clam about the size of
the palm of a man's hand. The clam
weighed enough to keep the head of
the gull hanging downward, and thus
effectively prevented any long flight,
while it was evidently nearly exhausted
in trying to escape from its strange cap
tor. It is thought that the gull, seeing
the clam's snout protruding, en
deavored to seize the dainty morsel,
and was in turn gripped by"the hard
shell of its intended victim.
There is a turning point in the love
of a wife for a hnsband which should
be carefully watched. In some it occurs
very early, long before thirty, especially
if the match were one of impulse or
family convenience but in the majority
of instances its appearance manifests
itself about the approach to the middle
age of women, from thirty-five to forty
two. There is a revulsion in the whole
moral and mental beinga kind of
chilling, cold indifference, which the
slightest unkindness on the part of the
husband at once kindles into a flame.
It is difficult to account for this transi
tory condition but there is much proof
that a woman loves twice.N. 1.
Among^unrepealed' acts of Parlia
ment in England stand the following
gems: Persons tending to use witch
craft, by a law enacted under George
II., are punishable by imprisonment
Those practicing palmistry are to be
treated as vagabonds and punished ac
cordingly. By a law enacted in the
time of Charles I. meetings of people
outside their own parishes on Sundays,
for any sports or pastimes hatever,
are prohibited, under penalty of a fine
of three shillings and three hours in
the public stocks. Any person disbe
lieving the doctrines of the Established
Church and refusing to have his chil
dren baptized or to partake of the com
munion may, by a law of Queen Eliza
beth, be committed to prison*
HOME, FARM AND GARDEN.
If the boys and girls can be in
duced to pull weeds, fight potato bugs
and spend part of each day in the gar
den, it will pay in health if not in
To cleanse chamois skin, run into
it plenty of soft soap, let it lie in a
warm solution of soda water for two
hours, rub clean, and rinse in warm
water in which soda and hard soap
have been dissolvedGood Housekeep
Water-CressesWash well, pick off
decayed leaves and leave in ice-water
until you are ready to eat them. They
should then be well shaken free of
wet and piled lightly in a glass dish.
Eat with salt. They are a piquent ap
petizer on sultry mornings and very
It is a great mistake to fence off a
farm vegetable garden, and "lay
it out in beds which require hand
culture. Make the garden in the open
field, and plant in long rows, wide
enough apart to cultivate with a horse,
and the greater part of the labor will
"Preserves of any kind to be per
fect must be made with the greatest
care. Economy of time and trouble is
a watte of fruit and sugar. The best
are made by putting only a small
amount of fruit into the sirup after it
has been clarified, as it is difficult to
watch a large quantity to insure its
being done to a turn."
Begonias grow well in a light
sandy loam with a small addition of
leaf mold. They are quite at home in
the shade, but require a moist warm
temperature to fully develop the beauty
ot the foliage. They do tolerably well
aa room plants, but the dry air robs
the colors of their brilliancy. Never
theless, they are still handsome and
interesting plants in rooms.
What is called thirty-grain "soda
test" vinegar is strong enough for all
practical purposes, and we may add
that this is the standard strength as
used by the manufacturers of pickles
of various kinds. To test a sample of
vinegar, weigh out thirty grains of
bicarbonate of soda and one troy
ounce of vinegar. If the vinegar will
neutralize the whole of it the vinegar
may be considered as thirty grains
strength if it does not, then it is be
Boiling water will usually take
out berry stains if ot use a little
chloride of lime in the water. For
raspberry stains there is nothing bet
ter than a weak solution of ammonia.
Washing with acohol, or wetting the
spots and rubbing with soap and soda,
will take out grass stains. Ink dis
colorations in white goods will com
monly disappear when pounded salts
of lemon are placed on the stains and
they are placed in the hot sun for
fifteen minutes.Good Housekeeping.
THE KING'S DAUGHTERS.
A Charitable Society Which Is Dolus
Much Rood in the JSaaf.
As for the kind of work accomplished
by this remarkable sisterhood, it is too
varied and extensive to be recorded in
detail. There are Tens that visit the
sick, Tens that supply the hospitals
and homes with flowers. Tens that sup
port foreign missionaries. Tens that
endow beds in hospitals, Tens that pro
vide pleasant country homes for de
serving poor and Tens that simply
"bridle their tongue," and "endeavor
to live in charity with all men," all
In His name."
The cash girls in Macy's are known
as *the little doorkeepers," whose
unique motto is "Lord, keep Thou the
door of my mouth," and there are
Heartsease Tens of little children who
cultivate pansies for the hospitals.
There are the Quiet Tens in schools,
and the Courteous Tens, who claim
that "King's Daughters should ever
display the manners of the court the
Old Maids' Tens of helpful, unappro
priated blessings, and the Old Ladies'
Ten, whose youngest member is more
than eighty years old, and whose old
est member donned the silver cross on
her one hundredth birthday the Faith
ful Tens in guilds the Lock-up-Tens
in deaf mutes' homes and even in the
Homes for Incurables, the patients
waiting for death have organized them-*
selves into a Considerate Ten, who
shall endeavor to make their nurses'
labor as light as possible.
One of the Young Ladies' Tens, in
Boston, sent loads of sand to the tene
ment yards in the city for poor chil
dren to play in, and the graduating
class of a fashionable boarding school,
calling themselves the Continuing
Ten, have adopted a little girl, and
intend to provide for her and give her
all the advantages of culture and edu
cation which they have received. Mu
sical Tens of the most cultured and
gifted ladies in the city devote their
talents to the entertainment of the
poor, and, also, through their use in
charitable concerts, accumulate funds
for the support of various missions,
thus bringing into use the talent of
the wealthy for the benefit of the poor.
One of the King's Daughters, Mrs.
B. H. Townsend, of New York, has
built an annex to Bellevue Hospital,
called the Cottage, at an expense of
twelve thousand dollars, and other
Daughters of the King have furnished
it with all the luxurious appointments
found in their own beautiful homes.
Carved in the stone wall is the legend,
"In His Name," and when Bishop
Potter laid the corner stone of the
building the trowel was decorated
with a purple ribbon, while the keys
of the building when delivered to the
city commissioners, were tied with the
royal color. The center of the organ
ization is Miss G. H. Libbey, 18 Wash
ington Place, New York City.^. JC
GREAT LAVA t-LUOD.
How the Colamhla Klver Makes Its Way
Through the Cascade Range.
The central and eastern parts of Oregon
aro a vast bed of lava, which covers, ac
cording to Prof. La Conte, between 200.00G
and 300,000 square miles of territory. It is
probably the most extraordinary lava flood
in the world. Commencing in Middlo Call
fornia as separate streams, in Northern
California it becomes a flood flowing ovei
and completely inanteling the smaller ine
qualit es, and flowing around the greatet
inequalities of surface, while in Northern
Oregon and Tacoma it becomes an absolute
ly universal flood, beneath'Which the whole
original face of the country, with its hill*
and dales, mountains and valleys, lieg
buried several thousand feet. It covers
the greater portion of Northern California
and Northwestern Nevada, nearly the whole
of Oregon, Tacoma and Idaho, and runs fai
into Montana on the east andBritish Colum
bia on the north.
This enormous matter evidently arose
through fissures, and flowed until the
streams or masses met forming an almosl
continuous sheet. The Cascade range ol
mountains seems to have been a source ol
The area covered by this overflow can not
be less than 100,000 square miles, with ar
nverage thickness of about 2,000 feet, but
having a thickness in some places of 8,701
feet. The statement, which seems an ex
traordinary one, ds sustained by tho ex
tensive observations of Prof. Le Conte.
The Columbia river cuts through the Cas*.
cade range in a gorge a hundred miles ir
length, with perpendicular cliffs. The cas
cades of the river are at tho axis of the
range, and tho cliffs here aro 2,600 to 8,80(
feet above tho river surface, and are com
posed of lava, tier upon tier, from top tc
bottom. Considering surface erosion, 4,001
feet is regarded as a moderate, estimate foi
the original thickness of the lava flood al
But the entire thickness of the lava ha*
been cut through, and the surface revealed
on which tho flood was originally formed.
Here, at the river's surface, underlying the
mountains of lava, aro remains of ancient
forests and evidences of interesting geo
There occurs at the river's edge, and
about fifteen feet upward, a layer of course
conglomerate on this, a layer which ap
pears to have been a dirt-bed, or old-ground
surface. On this surface were found twe
sihcified stumps, with their roots spread
out one of which was two feet in diameter,
the roots reaching over an area twenty feet
in diameter. Trunks of other trees were
seen. Over this was a layer of stratified
sandstone, with beautiful impressions oJ*
leaves of several kinds of forest trees. Up*
on this lies about ono hundred feet of con
glomerate, resembling drift, in the bottom"
of which were found trunks and branches
of oaks and conifers. Upon the conglom
erate the lava Jies in columnar masses to
height of 3,300 feet.
The geological age of the wood and' leaH
bearing stratum is believed to be miocene,
or middle tertiary, and, if so, the lava flood
began to occur during or after the miocene^-
Poultry on a Spree.
Mrs. A. V. Davis, of Findlay, O the othei
day opened a can of peaches, and discov
cring that they had worked" consider*
bly, throw them into the back yard. Noi
long after the chickens on the premise?
began eating the spoiled fruit, and, as th
"working*' had generated alcohol, tho fowl*
soon became gloriously drunk, swaggerinf
about in tb^ most ridiculous manner. Ont
old staid looster, who had never beet
known to indulge in a fight, became verj
tipsy, flew over the fence into a neighbor'*
yard, attacked a .rooster twice -his size
and got licked. Ho managed to get home
again, however, and with the hens SOOB
became so drunk that they dropped over
apparently dead. When Mr. Davis came
home in the evening he threw the whole
flock over the fence, supposing that the}
had been poisoned. In the course of a shorl
time the rooster came to, crowed lustily, anc
soon his companions sobered up also, butfoi
awhile they acted as if they had a bad head
A TcU-Tale VJslting-I.Jst.
A Philadelphia lady 'accidentally left her
yisiting-hst in a dry-goods store, and before
it was returned to her some interesting
matter was culled from it. There were mit
a hundred or more names of the Quaker
City's belles and beaux, accompanied by
such free-and-easy explanatory notes as
horrid and vulgar," does nothing but
eat," "a regular circus," "mushroom,'*
"very swell," "rich, but disagreeable,'
"pretty, but poor," "conceited," "very
rococo," a fine antique," "plebeian," "pre
tentious and pushing," "clever, but fast,"
"blue-blooded pauper," "awfully queer,'*
"adreadful tongue," etc.
There is no doubt of tbii
great remedy's potency. It is
no New Discovery un
known and mayhap WOrth
liesS) but is familiar to the pub
lic for years as the only relia
ble remedy for diseases of the
Sidneys, Liver and Stomach.
/To be well, your blood
'must be pure, and it nevei
can be pure if the Kidney a
(the only blood purifyinj
organs) are diseased.
DYSPEPSWr FEMALE TROUBLES,)
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