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Sibley, lowa, Special Telegram, June 1A.
-The tornado of Sainday night enterel the
state alt 9 p. m. atonawa. Mesonsa county,
travelinglaefrom thwe.nt to nortlheast attihe
rats of about fifty mil an hour. It reached
Sious n(ty at 10:15 and Lve Mar at 10:45.
This storm latedl aisout thirty minutes and
wasuarompniem l y rain and bail. It then
rveend to the eant and we have beard ou
damage bing done as far Peat an Waterloo.
Until 1.l15 a. m. it rained when another
tornnad, Iram the nortwest swept over
Le Mare more de-tructive than the irst.
ansting an hour nel a half. This caue
from Southern lDakot as far west ale
Yanktmn. Thetrack.caslr ascanhbelearnes
at lain tinw, wa is the shape of a letter Y.,
wit Ithelneulf the etter polentis eat, the
junctlesm is.ilg in ('herokee comaty, where
the largest amllount of damag was doine-.
romO)nawa h y way of Rioasityto(lwrar
kee it is early M ighty miles; from Yanktmn
to Chernker it is Iwe mikules,ad Itroetew
hee to Fort Ihoai,. it in seventy-Ave mile.
This will give an hikeof tie storm's course.
The durnt ins of t he storms at L Mars, was
about an hour and a hall.
re tina er or nuirm.
The damage in therokee rounty will
amount to $/IN),Mln; in Woodainry rounty,
$100,sN,; Plysseeuth county, 51i5).500);
Nomona roumnty. Si1it,i(o, and Ira rsanty.
$50,0)00. At thin the- there are rseprts et
damage in Ilicuea V'ita, Mar, Pa"alsenotaa.
(alhoun andl Westetr rountes, heut not
enough to oer.i, an retimate ac to, the lna.
Beyond Fosrt ieige it was in the
form of wind and rain, hasving llt
its fury. Tin- numbrr ol rasualtie.
so far an kwarned is thirteen killtl.,
seven fatally and lifty neversly wounme l.
The follo*wing dluanesl are i. adition to
th"se already reported: At tMinlex lt.y, thhe
bkrlk lpaint works are in ruin. Thew Irking
house in damaged $7,t1io. The Plymouthl
mills at a IMarnis dameuseelat $St|ii.1N1n. and
thle ga works $5,000. Fnrfrenght arsnare
on their sides. The MSt. J~ueph er(rcann
1'etlhlite .lchur in hlneeacgel S I).inl); the-ic
hoele e 2..ceM; Adclse kllatingll rink ll1.5t t.
Thi.e Iticihin hous rend in g,e- and tim
roe s tllea nlel. Theeerrn hour aeisI nrael
nd lss nerly every hees.' in mareor-.erea dame -
a-ed. Tise main lon of Ilife, il d.catrurtion
seem-ie te have. bhein ine 'herokreeounty, aend
the newsl is sow in Ii sw ing in naccounlit fl the
wir-e. l*inl down..
Ie MaHrm, Iown, $la.a'i.I Telegram. Join.
16. The katilm. lar anl repolrted. by thte
tonrnliao ofl m nlmmdmaia Ilaa)rtmialg. mare:
Mrs. Willinlam (alio mnal c'hikl. at Maarcus,
twenty mikle ,a.mt, o,. ti,. Illini.t, entral
Nick Mlackelt. aitI mixty-tive years.
W. Ooetchle,. atal tawenty-aixs found in a'
lake, a plank ihaivin struck him ovmer the
heart; he wasn in.tatatly killed.
tixtmee na r ama m',rtm l killdl in ('llheroke.
coulnty Th~.nfuhtallyv injired aare.:
Daniel HJily*.. Ct re.k ill tihe hiead; aonemlm.
iomn of brain.
Nick tiallert, jw., two crili anai saioullaIr
blade lbroken; li.v,'. at %Prrmy C'reek, ten
smikes fr.mi I. Mara.
Mr. anml Mrs. Iltaai,,llph Lanimmg.
Mr.-- K .iealmy of liemeiina, ten asmiiemast.
Mr. M'ikei. aged lifty yeamr, wound, in
-g, twoi rila hraok,. amnd othe.rwimheruiami.
Nary M*ia'k.e. ti.th izn)ilma in fore Iarma
Liltie Moairke, salm woumind mamn clet inl.
Admat Goetchle, injured Ia the spide, fa.
ThiI'ose serious.ly wo unded are:
Johimn 8wain. eigiht nliles enst, hip injured
and concuiion of bruiin.
Mr. Cramer, dishia 't,'d l ailouikler.
Mrs. Hayes, wife of I). Hayes, collar Ione
Two other ladies in the mame house ahi,
John Goethie, father of Nick. amrioms
scalp wound; his wile aludl two children bad
ly truiled and cut.
John leHmuRaire, broke.n a rll: liWs wife lihi
a scalp wound and hi. daughllllter liasa two
MNw. .itla l"Forrt', iadtly injunrml ni tihe
A (erman, who, r"'eltly arriavil in the
country. ha. it chimlkillel and aniottherith
a hrok.n leg.
A 1i.'.,l,.ll of til. ,ity ia ti he ionly Imamn
hulrt. halvi'ng i t iIta tima.r ftlhil.ft hanllldam d
all ith othersa Illr broken.
Ti' atrlami llliaV.' risenml a r.apidly tiat
tube pihyi.'iia.Ill., I nait eitit their patients.
There will iprably el.m otI. e rdh* lathi and i n
Ijuia. r fi rta tl a .t 1 Iater l a MltNdelt,'.
wMtEu:I'a m 1Nm 1 Ri 4 1: iiiM iAN.IIm.
ithe I Maies. .IINi.al Tl*.rieiro. Jlune l.
Ilt'porta aul t im to-i.at Lt thl'iffar,,nt inarilr
atiel cmllt li*' 1id hi. hi' it'y Siw tht taile
ilaniie in ii'ry maah nihIa'ai,-r thainiwaairat
repoartel in hlha. ~H. i.mbli*ry. M.anima. ltala.
warmIl. Joham ,ln. ,.' and Lyniln lmaaln it i.-.
Thiae lu wats 11hw hi a. t i.a't in .lohnso i lllt.al
Ih.lawara 'mulltia'a. Ther. hrget atnd in ma .
est hii li gIsi i wi'-re t arn tio piii'"m. it land
al ai t IIux 't y 'it- the d tiamaimg. i.a iupproai
niatml at IiI",i.ma. Th m .t. t.II .rn a-mr
ti.all fi th.e 'tat.'. aim faell" mot,, h ai. Pol' ti.
-elttaltalli. ou ty, nd thie two tunth.rl
tier.of counti'.. war." bladly daaama.aI and
himMmsi, Imaripr. i'rii mrih.*, tnu.'.. and live
stock were ,.a:tt''l. all .mel thi. pirairi,.s.
i.ave tenlia m livi. ',.'r, Imasetam i ai al r n t-.aii
iwr of wr.a.nne iajar, d. Thl, IIaak"a, amlid
$etat Ilmatl nea*', a'mallimtlaie. ,of It.e 'lainill'.
andi tim hHomeId ma if.min4'iti a t. tt1yiI'ia.*.Iai...t
Im..rst in th. iinalrtm'rn amind we.term pairt of
the st.ate'. anid itha. I'h'nix and 'a ontimmntil
the heat' itsat lmir-r' in the eiamterai part.
3S*eh'* Ihelphlm Coaldemmied.
New York Special: Tiem Izmard w'hich ex
amindal thetolphliin for So'r.tauay Whita.ey
handeml him its n'tpt. a aCapt. 1llkIkn.p,
C"mmamaanimiaer Evraini tadI Mr. H.rmanaan Win.
tear' di'm detsir.'niimaat bar t ri'il t rip ti amtisfy
Tlwm timat timhe hip is baid: alot omin af theial
on'li'va'as hi'r to I. aat° artty. The repoirt
thr dmi'ign of the ,.hip ta'muiderv'i am Jiz.
patch Insat in abar-ai. She' 'annaiat iniake
i mantl s'im a'oe caaoamit dI''aend h.'rs,.If. She
caaannot ti'.e at am t,'--,i' ihiiaatm'a. aa"l Ile
pareliaig.ii nor ait mn.'" from ihi1 hm" al naaI hIe
a1t inig. Tiihe' via.,l in o Ihadly constuiimtel
thiat am slight iaddition t hr l a',a loral. 'a
stlight shifting col it, thraowm her nl:aahimiery.
(ouit of linm'. Tiolm.atam.'nae 'f priopeir abrel...a
due to faulty I.aliaml, iaii.as her to vihrat,,
a dfid her a am., hiaia'ry 'l,.'k t,. h:alke
ill a hai ai wa a. Ia' raise greaat .ilaal ta,.to
hei .lfo'atY am. a .':-gming v.ii el. The .-ne
tra-la t a.ilat., thae- at whimhm r,'lir.aa litth'an
k ,nt. ...a -'m ""' . . I iii the i. . itai.ai.n of tlm
ii.i1'-. lmal, ' di t, 1aa1am iat is not Ii a l t.il . t ,ie
cept' l tile' V%. '. 1'al. " 1 i i''a 'i i *ntra.t i ool
pli '1 with l. o ,a th '..a lI tl.at I ,' a' a,.rn-a.
Ialnt rcannot i'. Ime .'. a b ah th. ill.,;a!: tr ofm
anmse Ci aeter, Who re A gul 4 Is
And so. writes a Washlagton cor
respoedent to The Ckerlad Ieader.
Justice Field is to write his memories
of politics sad politicias. I venture
the work will be a most inaterestig
one. sad it will probably describe.
amoog Its Califorela reminissaoees,
the duel whtc be nesme so near having
while be was a member of the CalifJr
-al legislature. It ms wolderful how
meuh valuable historical material is
beg gpttea together by ditllgush
d me,. I know d a dosnnes edg
statesmen who are Inteadlng to write
up their recolletaoas before they die.
Representative W. D. Kelley.the noted
pig-iron protectionist sad one of the
most Ibterestaig writers la public life,
nltended to write a book of remials
cenoes la consection with his dauhter
Florence, who so reeeatly marred the
uasehan nobleman with the unpro.
soencabe same Florenc Kelley h
a style muche like that of Dickens, ad
she u have mnd le a valube as
lt. t her father wll lcrry
out his idea aloe I do nt hknow.
eaator Sherman Mould write o of
the most hIteresteag books of this
kId, sad he has a fuad of material
which as lestimable In value. Hls
letters trom his beother, (ke. William
T. Shermaa, rusalrg back for almost
two sor years, are a history In them.
solves. These letters are, I under
stand, very full, sad they have been
penned under all imagriaube eiream
stancee. Many of them were written
daring the rebellion, and some do
scribe battlee almost Immediately
after they took place. In rply to
these, Senator Shermas wroteo amost
as fully in regard to what was goang
on here at Washiato. sand if the gSe
eral has preserved his letters, the two
sets would make up the mnet Interest
lg book of the kind ever published In
this country. I don't know that the
senator contemplates writing sach a
book, but his health is almost perfect,
and should he retire from the maste
he could Bind othing more Interest
inl and proditable.
SIunset Cox's book goes bravely on,
and It will be alive with Interest. He
Sis taking reat pains with It, and some
of the advance sheets which I have
see give a reat deal of unwritten
history, told-with the ivalcity of su In
terestd eye-witess. Gov. Knott. of
Kentucky. intends at some future time
to write his remniscenoes of public
life. He is a line writer, sad his work
will meA . ll
It is natural lor a man who has led
an active public life to wish to tell his
story before he drops into the grave,
and many the greatest men the world
has ever known have written their
remiltsoeses. Ben Franklin penned
his autobiography. Camsar wrote the
story of his campaigns i Gaul, Goethe
told the story of his tife Ia Wilhelm
Meister, Charles i)ckeas pictured his
soel's history an David Copperild,
and Luther gave the world much of
his life in his "Table Talk." Johaeon
had a Boswell to chronelle his times
and himself, hut Peppy, the assoolite
of great men of the times before him,.
becomes a great man to the future
merely because he kept a dairy. All
great men should preserve their let.
ter and notes. se are indebted to
Madison's notes for the history of the
constitutional convention which found
ed our government, and the letters of
the Adamses are literally worth their
weight in gold. Think of the value in
an historical point of view of the let
ters of Thomas Jefferson, and rec
ollect that their are still unpublished
important historical papers belonging
to Andrew Jackson which he set aside
for his biography. and which are now
the subjects of lititation in the courts
here. President Polk kept his papers i
carefully and a book will be written
from them in the future. John Tyler's
son. or nephew. I am not sure which.
Is now writing a biography of the ex
president, and Representative l)or
shelmer is engaged upon a life of
Martin Van Buren. Down at Chilli
cothe they have the letters of old Bill
Allen awaiting an editor. Alexander
Stephens' letters are the most Interes
ting history of a great life, and the
late biography of Buchanan is so
largely made up of letters that the
work seems almost like an autibiogra.
phy. Grant promises now to live to
complete his memoirs, and with
Blaine. ('ox. and the thousand and
one stories of remiaiscense which are
now lilling the daily papers, the Amer
lean historian of the future will be
able to cull more of the truth of
the times than has ever been done in
Ge. Lee's Death.
The death of Gen. Robert E. Lee at
Lexington. Va.. on the 12th of October.
1U70. removed an important actor in
the civil war. In the south, where he
was best known and most beloved; in
the north, where his military genius
and worth as a private citizen found
due recognition, and in Europe. where
his skillful generalship and personal
courage had won him high renown.
the tributes to the memory of the de
parted southern chieftain have been
genenouts, enthusiastic, and worthy of
his fame. It may be truly said that
personally Glen. Lee had not an enemy.
His heart overtlowed with love and
charity toward all mandid. He drew
his sword in the civil war from a sense
of duty to his native state: but when
he sheathed it again. under the apple
tree at Appomattox Court house. theren
w.: not a stain upon its blade. Even
those who were opposed to t;en. Lee
upon the battlefield were as ready as
his most intimate friends and artlent
admirers to testify to his well-deserv
oi fame as a military leader. as we!!
as to his many private virtues.
liene Lee. shortly after the surren
der at Appomattox. became president
of Wath igtoa college. at Lexington.
and devoted himself to the duties uf
that position. He was taken sick on
Wednesday eveala,. Sep. 2$. As he
was about to take his seat at the tea
table, he sank i. his chair and became
insensible. A reaction soon set in.
however, and in the course of the ten
days followlag he steadily improved.
natil it was hoped be was out of dan
ger. But on the following Monday
evening be became suddenly a
rapidly worse, and continued to dsink
atil death claimed its victim. During
the early part of his illndes he slept
amuch and spoke seldom. but was
rational when awake, and always re
oognised those at his bedside. At
times his mind seemed to wander,
and on several oceasions reverted to
the army. He once ordered his tent
to be struck, and at another time de
sired that "Hill should be seat to the
frost." He suffered but eomparative
ly little pain during his whole illmess
and expired very quietly and peace
fully at 9:30 on Wednesday morning.
Fire eo a Kaua Prairie.
"What are your precautions against
Ire?" Admetus had asked a few day
"sIueh as will delight your homl-*
pathic soul," answered the Enthusiant.
"A can of kerosene and a bundle of
matches to set heck Pres with, though
the lire-guards of ploughed ground
that you have seen all round the ranch
are the ounce of prevention, better
thaL any cure Then we always keep
a hogshead lull of water at the stable,
ready for carting to the spot."
"A hogshead of water! What good
can a hogshead of water do agalnst a
"Oh. we don't put it on with a hose.
I assure you. My Imagilntiom gatsp
at the conception of manging
prairire with a bsoe. We dip old
blankets and old clothes in it. or
bhras of trees if we can get them.
and beat the liredown with them."
The illustration followed soon. All
day smoke had been drifting over Car
nelro, and at night-fall the scouts re
norted that the whole force had bet.
ier be put on. The "whole force" at
the moment consisted of about twenty
men who had just come in to supper.
sad who started at once in wagonr
and on horseback. Ponies were or.
e"red after dinner for the entire house
hold, even the ladies ridlng far enough
to have a view of the exciting semn.
There were no tumbling walls or blas.
lagbuildings. and there was no fear of
lives belng lost in upper stories: but
there were miles upon miles. ares
upon acres, of low grass burning like
a sea of fire, while in the twilight
shadows could be sees men galloping
resy on swift pM ses, while the slow
wagons crept pailfully, lest the lre
cious water should he spilled, from
very homestead, each with its one
p-tiful hogshead. It seemed incIreMli
-le that such a nmass of lame could
ever be put out by such a handful of
workers; and it was only. Indeed, by
each man's laboring steadily at his
own are of the great circle, trusting
blindly that others were at work on
the other sidkle, as of course they al
ways were, that the lurid scene dark
ened down at last.-Aice Hll'cinqfto
Rollins., in HIsra r's Magazise t;,r JAune.
A very amusin game is now being
extersively played in London streets.
To play it you require a heavy little
billet of wood sharpened at both ends.
Place 3-our billet on the ground, and
wait till a stranger (if possible a re
sponsible and corpulent elderly gen.
tleman) is within twenty yards of you.
Now strike your nillet smartly on one
of the pointed ends with a stick. This
will cause it to fly up in the air, and
you then propel it with your stick in
the direction of the target (the stran
gers bhed). if your aim has
been true the game is won. No points
are scored for a mlss, but credit is al
lowed for a hit anl where on the hait,
body. or legs of the object. Ricochlwt
hits may be allowed. It is advisable
to seelect a new pitch as soon as thae
game has been won. This Ibeauti
ful sport is technically known as "tilp
eat.' It may tIn played anywhere
and at any time. It is peculiarly suit
able to a wide anst fretuenatteal
thoroughfare at abmut 9 or to in the
morning. Owing to the vigilane, of
the poliee there is no, danger that those
engaged in the sport will be initpro
perly interfered with by malliios or
inquisitive spictattlrs.--.. Jeamt's
Amelrean Literary Activity.
A new growth af literary anti intel
lectual activity .eetmsu to he springing
up among the iswple of the U'nited
States. Out leople talk of Alifferent
things now than they did a deenade. or
so ago. The net-' papers are lilled
with history. scienc.e, and literature.
in addition to, ther market report, anld
the news, which tere ten years nag
their all and in :ll. We are. getting.
out of the formative element when the
nation was goins ,on the "rot-lho,-ear
die" principle. anil are fast adivleancing
into the stage of beoin comfolrtably
well off and of having timei to e.injt
and cultivate tiw beautiful. ti,e pleas-l
ant, and the go.I. Art taste i% -pt inaa
ing up, a knowledlge of wience, :ateI
plhilosophv is coelmmon. andi tile loaItle'
are thinking oef .,meathing else tlhan
bread and Itutte.r and tih. makinag to
mIoney.-C't 1 ccr , ' I.rlr.
Ae*a ar h Tats 19.1 i s n. lu
3. J. A. J.
Examine a swarm at thi seasoen of
.he year, and there will he fouand one
Ip.rrec.t queen, and from two or three
thm.lsand to twenty thousand workers.
and omlne hulndred-of droes. In the
early summer a hive will eonta;n ser
-ral hundred drones and sometime's as
high a. ;,J.oJII) workers. The quee-n is
the female bee. and the drones are the
males. The workers were loeng consist
-red neuters. but are really females or
iueensu partially devellpesl. lie.lred
in cells too smaill for the:rfull develop
meent. and denied the rich fomd with
which the yonng lqueelns arm fed. thev
corme forth dwarfed in size and limitel;I
in functlions; but the better adaipted to
perform theilr special rt in the apinri
an et.-onomy. hley gather tile honley
aonstrect tme comb feral and rear the
young. repel intrudlers, ant are always
ready to lay down their lives in defense
of home and kindred. The worker is
armned with a sting whikh it is ever
ready to use when ts own safety or the
Scommon welfare of the hive Is threat
ened. althoutgh to use it is certain
death to itself.
The queen in literally the mother of
her country. The inmates of the hive
are all her own progeny. The eggs
from which the young are reared are
all deposited by a single .qnaen. She
-e .ints to b treated with the greatest
revercuecm and afftrtion by the other
let.s: and is contintally surrounded by
a -Idyv guard of six to adozen of her
devte subbjects. If shedisappears or
is lo-t the whole uonmmumnity 1, instant
ly seized with an necontrollable ter
ror. All is onfonfnsimm and anarchy until
the jolful hum announcesl that she is
found, when in a few secotnds perfect
tr.an lluility reigns. If the llteen is not
f.m.ld and time hive contains worker
' ggs or larva.m tle- than three days old.
thte beers. will soon rear another tmieen;
ltut if tlis cannot be done. helpless
demspair settles, tion the hive. all Ia
bor is abandoned and the little commu
naty i, soon extlnet.
the seeming reverence for the queen
is not to bit ;ittritllteil to illial affection
nor to entimenltts of patriotism. It is
pulrel a itmsineass instinet-t. If the qneen
b·y ae.i.lent. disease or old age. become
unfruitfleI. she is mercilessly destroyed,
and eumnediate steps are taken to rear
The. qimean, too. is provided with a
stilng. whit-h it employs only for the
destrmlm-tion of rival queens. It may
be c;ptured and handied with impte.
ity. sad may even lie torn lim trom
limb wititout once offering to sting the
h:lnd tha;t nmaltgles it.
The drone' are stingless. They are
gantlememt of elegant leistre. uulist.
In. upon the fruits of the labor of oth
ers; but their lunuriouls caruer is usuatl
ly brief. As soon as the swarming
season is over, the workers fall upon
them with irresistible fury and destroy
them ntterly. not one baing left to tell
the stors. For the remainder of the
year the amaxons con.iclt the govern
ment according to their own notions.
This wholesale destructtion of the
drones c-an hardly be attribtuted to a
blind instint,. for if the swarm be de
prived ofe its qnueen. the drones are per
mitted to live until a new queen is
reareared, although the work of destruc
tion goes on ulnabated In neighboring
For galtherita honey the worker bee
. pIrovide-d with a proboscis form
ed by an extension of the lower
lip. Tbh proboscis is not a tube
usI.- in suction as commonly sup.
posed. but performs the ofihe of a
tongue.i and t. used in licking up fluld
sweets from the nectliries of flowers.
It i1 alsoi provided with a honey sack
in whichl t itores its gathered sweets
to be borne to the hlie. The walls of
the honev-,tark are muscular, so that
heaving arrived at home the bee Is en
shId to fIorcue out the eontents of the
satek through its moulth into the honey
cells. Ilow.ever long thee ne-itar may
have reumaineti in the honey-sack. It
has Iunlldlerrgoene no c-hacnge but is pre
cisely th-. same as when taken from
Ti..he pllen of lowers is elio gathereed
in large eualtitiiei. plrincipalih as food
for ullnnt b-e-.. IhI the eatrly spring
I.fre . i.Ipllen cean ie- haii, thle tIw. will
,atn-ulne lilrgtre ulltantities of rye-meal
or wheatetn tlour. wI.hen pi-teil w.thlin
the.ir reIach;. i'.very onei undlprstantlael
low thel Ib.,t-I rendier a great -.rvice, in
the fertiliAaton of plants while :ath
crillg iudllen. by b.'aring it from uon
:loewer to anotlhetr: bult the most re
nmairkable thinig i-. tha:t in gathe-ring
lillten thIe. IN-i nt.vter vi-it. timore th:an
,ione spe l)ie. of fleowe-r on the same "*
enreion. WHere it otherwise it woutlI
1w of much less service in lplant fer
The- bpee gatheers from the Inhod of va
riousl tree. a -pe'ices of gIum or gille.
called prop.,li., for uise in c.losing
crac-ks ill tihe hire.ii, and for covering
over foreign sulch-tatuce of a diiagrtce
abtle cllharm.ltr. too large- to Ite re
to..td. Ileev.y pilleti. and lpropoli..
then.. are ,egettahl- eub.tane-.. gath .re-ed
andl .torerid. w t. the. ive. just a+ they are
foulln illn naturel., in ni tuanllner .changedi
by the Iet-.-: het tlhee war of wililch tIe.
ea.:cctiful i inow-white ceonmlb i.s made;li. i
a fa;tty .iha-tlie.. secreteel ii" tIhe two
lt-elf. The" wae tir-t eapipctrs i.n the.
firm o .f .e.- -itl the undeer -ide o tihe
ta.inliminal rineg., if tit.e worker. and il
thetnce. rnem.leitc bhi theI e Ii... andI hl I
metan. of it. iaw- workedi into emuUll;
The womlrtal -trntll're of the I'omtil
has firli-Ihi., Ithe themei f- r nue . ch
tieor-.lihiti t ..ad :a wreeklle.. - \ ..enI -i
itur- ofit -ent.nlcell t. It i- true tiit it.
iur ..t Ih. t eI e thl:t atll;r.I- th.- ,r. -
,-; -str :-;h ,tiet:ee l w il'h :J l .":
e-t e,.c .:t. ..t ,tf vi : e I n' it t- b".
worth while to be lo-t in admt'rat'Jon al
tihe wonlerful skill employed in a. .'c
iKg geometrically pe.rfet he\.rgous.
for they do not exist. 'arefl n-.lw:'
tion will show that the-e cell anre q" to
irregular. and accurate meun'luretuetn:
has o ar far iled to tind smong them
a single perfectly regular herag. n.
Nothing can be more attractise for
table adeornment than new snow-white
eontub with every cell filled with the
,clear. traasparent mnotar. at is indeed
tit food for the goads. In this conditon
it is most readily marketable, but bee.
kespers find it more proftable to ex
tract the honey and replace the comb
in the hive. The comb il also %ery in
digest ble and adds nothing whaltever
to the dlavor of the honey. tOnte may
sometimes see in the market honey
comb of a very dark color. It does
not tstally command no good a price.
though I have heard heard some say
they rather preferred its lvor. Tais
is the comb which has served its pur
po year after year for rearing young
.ees. Each generation on emerCgin
from their calls have left behind theMr
thin delk*te cocoons firmly glued Ia
the cell walls which have beeen there.
by gra lually increased in thickness
and darkened I color.
After several generations the cells
have beeome too small for rearing
young bees, and are accordingly filled
with honey., ad sold to thoce who
prefer the flavor.
It is a wonderful Instinct that
prompts the bee, to store away large
quantities of honey, not for its own
use. but simply for the preservation
of the spe.ies.
The poets "busy little bee that itts
from lower to flower, laying a store
of honey by to eat in wintry hour:" ti
so unfortunate as not ohoe there, when
the feast comes of. The fruit of his
toil is consulmed hv other mouths. The
been that bear the'burden and heat of
summer in gathering the honey, have
an average life of only .10 to Ie0 dayr.
Thore that are hatched in autumn and
erd a life of ease ant indolence. on -
sume the honey in winter. They give
some attention to rearing young bees,
and are believed to live sometimes a
long as eight months. Ihe"o qeen will
live from iour to ir Bears. The drones
live as long as they esn. hut. from
causes beyond their control. are, prob
ably the shortest lived inhabitants of
The sting of the worker consists of
a fine pointed instrument. with a
groove running the entire length of its
upper surface. Over tlhis groove ex
tends two horny barbs Mo fitting to
ethber that the three form a tnie.
through which the poison is forced
into the wound. The barbs prevent
the stings being withdrawn from the
wound and as a result it is torn from
the body of the bee. necessarily caus
lag its death. What useful purpose
these little barbsean serve. has never
been determined. but Mr. Darwin be
lieve they indicate the desoent of the
hoaey-bee from the saw.les.
las Pmeistee Alas.
A Bush street barber has reelatly
added to the Interiordecorations of hil
tonorial symposium a large owl whose
kd,,onia visage assists in wooing
somnolent delights, while the nimble
blade is reaping its hirsute harvest.
Yesterday a eallow youth whose eye.
brows are muah mlore prolitile in thieir
growth than the hair Inlen hlis lip. and
whosen, intelleet is in an inverse ratiot tU
his knowleldge of clheap slang. entered
the -hop and sp)iedl the aletheosis of
wisdom olnemn the perch n.ear the chi!et
chair of tort*re. D*en.n ng it a rare op.
portunity to be "funny" at the exleaes
of the proprietor. who has recently
iast his wife, and is ssubjeet to tits of
melaneholy, the "fresh' younlg man
proceedled to distribelte his stnek of
" ehalf for the delec.tation of the oo
eulpnts of the neigblletrig chairs.
"Hello, Jake. where didy' ketch the
Silaree enveloped the shop like a
funnral pall. and the barter weant on
lshaving. Noething dauntedri. Mr. Fresh
moved a little cloear to the,. arceh. and
aft*"r a careful survey thus delivered
"Why. the mark that stltffedi that
chromeo couldn't stuft a auslag f or
me. (ilt onto hem evesa: the're a
oatplen of glass bead.s oikled in tiere
Pipe the position of him. Who ever
seen an owl in that plesislh?"
Heli, pal'ed for a reply, taut the pain
fIl stillne-ss was only ibrokeln b)y the
scraping of the, steel, and "Jake" qui
etly went on shavitnLg.
th'Il eaase was geKttlng desperate. and
the youth saw the- nn.es.ity of imnred
late and decisive actiona: so advaacing
toward the bird with outsatretche.d hanaf
he said almoeat plaintive.ly:
"Say. Sake. honlest. now; get onto
the way they've fixed the head of his
But the lesson in taxidermy was
never concludeld, for as the aggreasive
hand reached the rutlled poll of the
big-ne.atd hird there wa. a blink. a
sweemp and a snap. and ".akae's" pet
sat quietly muncling a small cutlet.
whilch hIad once t..en a lportion of the
aocalth'. manual anatomylll. The "trusty
Itamlla,-cus bladel' glinted and acintil.
lat.ad. as the barl*.r quietly went on
-having. andl tie -ilaalene wa. ,)plre.css
ien as the w..nlacnded noallth -tarted.t fer a.
iriug store. lent:tlilsl debatin. whether
ihe had mardle .xpense. on tile trip.
The .ug. tr I.et is e\xnl.hnt for she.cia.
i.being :talha':ma :tlr and e.nn'aiiang nml, a
olid la r.li. .- matter.
N m'sr Il at a 'youngaIa trea In tIl
,ta a .S arc. : all aone .rc . . I t 1 I*
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