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UEYXOLDSVILLE, I'KXN'A., WEDNESDAY NOVEMUEU 23, 1892.
Office on WmI Slnln street, opposite tlic
Commercial Hotel, lfyinillvllli-, I'u.
jyi. . eThoov ei ti
RE Y NOLDH V I LLE, PA.
Hesldent dcntM. In hnllillnir nenr Metlnv.
illKt church, opposite Arnolil block. J-m !
IIOIM III IMK'tlltlllll.
FHAXKJ. JtLACK, 1'rnprutnr.
The lenitln hotel of tlip town, llrmlinuir
tcrs for romtnerrlul men. Htcnm heat, free
him, Imth rooms nnil closets on every floor,
sample rooms, lilllliml room, telephone inn
GltEEXd- OOA'.S'A'ff, JVijiriVfors.
First rlnss In every pnrt Ifiilnr. 1.oriitcrt In
the very centre of 11m liusliiewipiirt of town,
tree 'bus to unci from trains mill commodious
sample rooniH for coniinrrcliil travelers.
Jl UFFIXdTOX it LOXG, P )'.
Omnibus to niid fram nil train. European
restHiiriint. House licutcil itml Ittrlitctl by
tfiii. Hot nnil i'oUI miter. Western I'nloii
Telciriiph otllce In hnllilltiK. The hoti'l In
' Httru with nil the niislcrii ciinvcnlcnci.s.
JAS. IT. CLOVEN, 1'mprMw.
Hiimnlo rooms on llio iniuiml floor. House
licutcil hy nut 111 lit huh. Omnibus to nnd from
LLEGHENY VALLEY RAILWAY
COMPANY commencing Sunday
July 10, 18112. Low Grado Division.
Fill In Creek
P. H.'P. H
Fulls Creek ....
Ml II villi.
III a 1
i no 10 on
Train dally exrppt Sunday.
DAVID MCCAKGO, Gr.N i,. St'PT.,
JA8. P. ANDERSON, OKiCl-. I'ahh. Aiit.,
BUFFALO, ROCHESTER & PITTS
TliPKhort line between 1iiHo1h, KldKwny,
Hrndford, Hnlamunen, ltiitlalo, lioclimttir,
NlHirara Fall and polnta In the upHr oil
tin and aftir Miiy Ki. 1MI2, pimsrn
ir tiuliia will arrlvoiind di.piirt from FnllH
4 'rwk atatlun, dally, except hunduy, ua fill
)owh: TilO A. M. Bradford AwonimiKliitlon For
RnlntM Nortii iH'lwoim FiiIIh Crerk mid
rudford. 7:1A a. tn. mixed 1 111 1 11 for
1 0:OS A.M. Hu tliilo and KorlicHtor mall For
Jiiwi'U, liniilfoid, Siiliimtinca, K11II11I0 and
liiH'lirNtiir; coiiiKictiiiK at JolmKonliurif
with 1'. & E. train U, for Wilcox, Kanu,
Warrtin, Corry and KrlH.
10:66 A. M. Accommodtitlon For DuBola,
HykiiH. ltlir )iun and I'unXHiituwncy.
l:SO 1. M. Hradford Acroniniodiulon For
HiNiclitroe. Hnickwayvlllii, F.llmont, Car
ninn, KUIxway, JiilinmiiiliurK, Ml. Juwutt
and lli iidford.
4:60 I'. M.-Muil For DuMoIh. Hykin, Big
Kun, I'unxHUUtwnpy and WalHtiin.
T166 P.M. Accommodation For DuHola.IllR
Kun and I'uiiXHUtawiii'y.
Train Arrive 7:10 A. M., AccommiKlatlon
runxautawnpy; 10:0ft A.M., Mull from Wal
Htmi and FuiiXHutawnpy; 10:Aft A. M., Ac
fommodutlon fnim Hrudford; 1:20 P.M.,
Accommodation from runxiiUtnwni'y; 4:fi0
l1. M., Mull fnim Itufl'itlo and HoclioKter;
7:ftfi F. M., Accommodation from Bradford.
ThouHund ml In ticket at two centa pur
mtlti, bikkI for puxHuffu tietwecnall Htiitlona.
J. 11. McIntyhk, Aui'iit, FiiIIh cnnik, I'u.
.T. H. Hahuktt E. ('. Lapkv,
Ouncrul Hupt. Gun. 1'iim. Aitont
Bradford, Pa. UiH'lKwtur, N. Y.
There came to the nreniiKPK nf Fllxha Cox
In WuHlilnirton towuHiiln, .letferwin county,
on Noveinlier Utli, 1HU2, a red and white
Knotted milch cow with part of rlclit horn
lirokun off and a hell 011. The owner la
rtNiueHted to come forward, prove property,
puy cliarKea and take tier away or ahe will
lie dUuoaed of according to law.
Randy Valley, Pa., Nov. 14, MB.
Htrayed or atolen from my premlaea In
WIiihIow towiiHhlp alKiut the middle of June,
1K02, a reddlHh-yellow bull uliout two yeara
old. Any Information of lila whereabouUl
will be liberally paid for. 1'ktkm (Jox.
Bandy Vulley, Pa., Nov. IS, D2.
A. M.IP. M. A. H.
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10 M 4 44
11 21 5 IX
11 Ml ft
11 Sill ft SI
11 4:11 ft :
12 ml ft m
12 2.1 14 II 15
12 4.(1 if! 8 M
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1 Oil ISX 7 II!
11; 7 or 7 10
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2 01 74.1
2 11 JM
2 22 8 tVt
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8 2d v m
P H. P. U. A. M.
There came to my promlaea about the 28th
of October. IHtt!, a white bull with red iow
ir on aide, lie la uliout u yeurlluK. The owner
la requested to come forward, prove property.
Cay charge and take name away, or he will
e dlapoaud of according to law.
' ' Et Wlualow towmhlp, Nov. 18, 'IB.
GOODS DELIVERED FREE.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
iBooaLitry Ooopie4T" B&rQtlin
J by B0LQKR BROS. StOTG
Main St . IJejiiolilsvillo, Pa.
No old shelf-worn poods, but all new,
eleiin, nalublo Btix'k and mora of thora
for the aamo monoy than you nan buy
at any other Htora In the town. If you
are looking for miinctliln you cannot
find at any othor Btora, eomo to
The Racket Store
and you will most likely get It, and you
will bo gurprlHcd how cheap. People
wonder how I can pay rent and other
exteneH, Bell so cheap and live. Eiuilly
explutned, my frlondB, just like this:
Buy for canh, Hell for cbhIi; I sell for
not npot ctiwh and I pot barnln by
paying net wiit '.uJ for what I buy,
conHequently I am euubled to iftvo you
barainB for your cah. Come In and
look over my Htoek: no trouble to show
goodH whether you buy or not. Goods
bought from me ami not niitlfuctory,
and returned In good order, and reaa
onablo time, money will bo cheerfully
refunded if dealred. Iememler.I poHit
ivoly Btato that I have no old Hhelf
wcrn r-imkIh, no ahoddy (foods, but as
clean cut a line of every day goodii an
you will And in any titoro in .lofforMon
county, and oh, how cheap. Come In
Lad ion and take a look at my line of
beautiful Laces, Wrapjiors, WalstB,
Aprons, Gloves, Mltt. Night Robes,
Stockings, llaby Carriago RohoH,(.'alieo,
Robes, Khlrtlng.bloaohod and unbleach
ed Muslin. I might go on mentioning
the lots of bargains but would take too
long, step in and take a look for your
elvoa. Gentlemen, come in and buy
one of our beautiful paintings, 30x.'l(l,
gilt frame, only tl.(X), are going like
hot cakes; If you want one come quick.
I also have men's Hose, KliirU, Hand
korchlcfs.Drawers, Under Shirts,Whlto
Shirts, Linen Collars and Cuffs, Glovoa
and an endless number of other things
for gentlemen. Come in ami look for
yourselves. I will only be to glad to
show you my stock. I have in stock
hundreds of articles for Ladies, Gentle
men and Children, lloys, Girls and
Baby's that would fill our town pater to
montion thom all. This advortisemont
Is written in the plain American A. B.C.
language so everybody that can read
can understand every word of It.
31. J. C0YLE,
The Racket Store.
(SucocsHM evoMcKee & Warnick,)
ANP ALL KINPS OF
We carry a complete ami froth
Hits of Vroceriett,
Good deliveretl free any plaee In
Give uh a fair trial.
Cor. Main and Bth Ms.
Qnlnlne anil Cholera.
Dr. Laurie, a physician well known in
India, lend n if o asserted Hint lie would
Btnkn his professionnl reputation on tint
efficiency of quinine ns a prophylactic
against cholera. A five (Train dose of
this drnR every morning while the dis
ease is about is, ho held, a suro pre
ventive. During the epidemic of cholera in In
dia last year Dr. Ilohir made certain
Investigations which resulted in the dis
covery of the presence in the blood, etc.,
of cholera patients of a peculiar para
sitic protor.oon or mierolie, nltlmutih
whether that is the cause or the resul'
of the disease has yet to bo determined,
ne found that this organism could not
live In Ptrong solutions of quinine, ami
he further found that the protective
virtues of quinine were amply demon
strated during the epidemic.
He now commits himself unreservedly
to the opinion expressed by Dr. Laurie,
and recommends the use of quinine ns t
prophylactic in addition to sulphurous
acid. It has been bis practice fur years
to administer dram doses of this acid
every three hours to all the Inmates of a
house in which the disease breaks out
during the time the patient is in the
house. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Raiting Over a Yulrnnn.
Captain H. S. Siewnrd.of the schooner
Dora Sioward, met with a startling ex
perience on his voyage from Copper
Island. When BOe'gs. 48 north of Ath
ka island ho wns below copying a char'
aliout 10 a.m. The schooner, going at
eleven knots an hour, was suddenly lifted
as if n whale had struck her keel. Fall
ing again into the trough of the sen, she
experienced a succession of shocks which
cast everything looge about decks the
men being tmablo to keep their feet, and
the mate, who was at the wheel, having
to cling to the spokes. The weather was
clear at the time, and the surface of the
sea betrayed no evidence of the sub
aqueous eruption which was taking
The vessel kept on her course for fully
a minute, nnd when she had covered BOO
yards, and after being shaken from stem
to stern like a bicycle being ridden over
big cobblestones, the eruption ceased
and she sailed smoothly on. No debris
appeared 011 the surface of the water,
but the mate at the wheel described the
spokes as so many electric batteries from
which strong shocks tingled through his
body till bo could hardly koep his posi
tion. Seattle (Wash.) Cor. Chicago
fpsrrina; on llnaton Common.'
Two black boys not more than thir
teen years old were the center of interest
for all who chanced to pass this noon
along the Common, near the Park street
gate. They were equipped with a set of
boxing gloves, and having taken jip a
position on the lawn where the grass
was longest they proceeded to show how
skillful they were on the attack and de
fence. Aftor a brief bit of sparring, a
nng or interested spectators was formed.
and the bout rapidly became more excit
ing. The good nature of the combatants
was never ruffled, for whether it was a
sharp blow on the nose or a smart cut
under the ear, tho victim always recov
ered instantly and stepped up again wit 'i
(t smile that showed his glistening ivories
from ear to ear. No guardian of the
peace chanced along to interrupt the
sport, ana spectators and principals en
joyed it with relish. When they had
sparred to their hearts' content, the bov
drew off their gloves and started off
down town. Boston Transcript.
A party of guests from a well known
New Humpshiro hotel deserted the liiiiz-
cas and wandered down into the mead
ows to view the splendors of a mountain
In the party were Mis B , a fasci
nating girl of sweet and twenty, her
mother and Professor K , nn old so
journer and authority on all points of
Interest la the vicinity.
"I should love to climb Mount Tecum'
ach. Have you ever tried it, professor?'
inquired Miss B ,
"Yes," replied the oracle of West
C ; "it's a tough tramp over five
miles to the summit.
"Oh, mamma," exclaimed Miss
enthusiastically. Mount Tecumseh is
over five miles highP Kate Field's
A 8to. Imas Sixty Fee Coder Ground.
Years ago, probably as early as 1881,
when workmen were excavating a cut
on the Humeston and Shenandoah rail
way, they found a stone image about
eight inches in height imbedded in the
clay at a depth of about sixty feet be
neath the surface. In general attitude
the image may be said to be in a squat
ting or sitting posture, the right elbow
resting upon the bent knee. Two horns,
each about an inch in length, adorned
the head. The mouth, and in fact the
whole face, was very large for the size
of the image. The main question is,
How long has it been since that image
was an object of worship? St Louis Re
public. A Story front Alplu. Laud.
Sixteen years ago a senator of the Ital
ian parliament, while coming down an
Alpine glacier at the height of 14,000
feet, dropped bis coat in u crevasse. He
was informed by the guides, knowing
the annnal rate of glacial movement,
that it would probably come out from
the month of the glacier in about seven
teen years. Last August a party of
tourists saw a cout In the moruiue, and,
on examination, it is claimed to liu've been
the senator's. Philadelphia Ledger,
ENGLISH FOLKS AT THE SEASIDE.
Yl.itltiB for rieasure Tliry Wiuto No Time
In Going to Itrtl.
i man charged with begging once de-
tla ed that hi) had not been in lied for
tbii teen years; ho took his rest In door
ways nnd passages. This is not a bnd
record, but many of tho homeless class
(i)uld probably beat it. Ortainly there
Ire thousands not onlvln England, but
sllover the world to whom snch a lux
ury as a bed Is unknown; unfortunates
areobliged to lay their beads in theodd
est places imaginable to prevent their
being rudely awakened by tho police.
A and neer-do-well told the writer
that this was his principal thought for
more days than he could count. Where
should he sleep that night? And he hnd
a theory that but for having this
object constantly In view ns he tramped
over the monotonous pavements of Lon
don he must have lost his reason. Ho
laughed himself in nfter days when he
thought of some of his experiences nt
Even ho, however, never slept in a
stream, which was what some thirty
persons of both sexes did at Btula-Pesth
a few years back. The water, which
was wnrm, flowed from a mill, nnd the
vagrants got into it nnd converted a
number of stones into temporary pil
lows. Even people with homes could tell
some strung" stories on this head. Of
course in some countries beds are un
known. The Japanese, for example,
sleep on the floor muffled in a great
wadded coat and with a block of wood
for a pillow. But, confining ourselves
to England, just talk to tho dwellers in
the slums on this subject. Why, going
to bed there during the summer mouths
is positively inviting torture. Many
places swarm with vermin, and conse
quently those who live in them find It
more comfortable to sleep unywhere
rather than In the proper place even on
The manager of the Isle of Man hotel
remarked a few mouths ago that "vis
itors" never went to bed. His servants
are often asked to provide breakfasts at
8 or 4 a. m. Certainly tho streets of
Douglass are pretty lively any time dnr
ing the season.
A gentleman is fond of relating thnt
one night a select party settled not far
from his be,lroom window and created
the most discordant din imaginable. He
bore it with exeinplury patieuco for
about five hours, and then, dressing him
self, he went out and mildly expostu
late' paying he wanted some sleep.
Sl5Vpl" roared one of the gang, blow
ing a terrific blast on a toy trumpet;
"then what did you come to tho Isle of
They say at Blackpool, too, that if yon
arrive at any hour of the day or night
you are just in time for something or
other. Tho story goes that early one
rooming a dance was in progress on one
of the piers, when a shipwrecked sailor,
who had been drifting about on a spar
and had fortunately "landed" on the
girders below, crawled np the steps.
The M.C came forward they are never
surprised at Blackpool smiled, bowed
and said: "Pleased to see you, sir. Can
I find you a partner?" X.'uHsell's Journal.
An Iniporlnl llearue.
Emperors and kings when at home
are very much like other people, and it
is doubtless in the small amenities of
life that their real character shows it
self most trnly. An incident of the visit
of the emperor of Russia to bis father
in-law, the king of Denmark, at the pal
ace of Amalienborg, is creditable to toe
czar, though it pat him for a moment
in a ridiculous light.
Early one morning, soon after the ar
rival of the czar at Amalienborg, the
sentinels who were gnnrding the garden
of the palace were astonished to see the
emperor come running out of the palata
in slippers and shirt sleeves, gesticulat
ing wildly and shouting loudly,
The soldiers knew not what to lo,
Had the autocrat of all the Russlas
lost his reason or been attacked by
some mysterious enemy?
The czar soon answered the question
by rushing to a oomer of the garden
where a great barking and howling was
going on. From the window of his
sleeping room he had seen one of his big
dogs make an attack on the favorite
black cat of King Christian of Den
mark, and without waiting to summon
a servant or even to put on a coat he
had rushed out to rescue the cherished
pussy. He saved the cat, and no doubt
earned the lasting gratitude of the king,
his host. Youth's Companion.
Mr. CurtU Flmt Speech.
Young and diffident orators will take
fresh heart when they learn, if they do
not know it already, that so accom
plished and self posessed a speaker as
George William Curtis suffered greatly
from stage fright on the occasion of
his first lecture, and began by saying.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the pitomlesa
bott," with a solemnity which was
changed to confusion when he perceived
his error. Of course he bad meant to
make an allusion to the bottomless pit.
Al Saint Cloud.
A beggar armed with a cornet
stopped in front of a terrace on which a
large number of persons were dining.
One of their number asked him to give
them a tune. The beggar humbly con
fessed that he could not play,
"What! You don't know how to play?
Then what good is your instrument to
With noble frankness, "It is only a
Not a fair Mnmple nf the Mrs.
A man who lins returned from a trip
abroad snys that women, ns a rule, do
hot know how to treat servants. On
shipboard, ns every ocean traveler is
aware, it is established that fees urn the
rule. Every one knows It. Every
rtiidebook ever written to tell one "how
to go to Europe" advises Its reader
of this fact, and how to meet it. Borne
tit them even state the regulation tip
which it is best to give the steward ten
shillings though twice that amount is
more often the rule, and it's worth It.
Women, it is said, Invariably either
overdo this, and spoil the servant by
raising their ideas, or underdo it so amaz
ingly as to tie absurd. I suppose it is
another form of the old accusation no
Well, a Boston actress crossed on the
steamer with the man mentioned above,
sailing from East Boston in the early
summer. She sat at the captain's table.
and was so pretty as to attract the ad
miring attention of every one on board.
The fact had its penalties. She was in
lusty health, and her appetite reflocted
the bracing effects of the sea air on her
fine physique. At every meal she called
for every dish on the bill of fare. The
cook must have felt honored, but it
kept the steward jumping. He took
more steps for her sweet pleasure than
for all the rest of bis contingent. He
did his duty well. There shone In his
eyes the contented hoiie of a handsome
tip, and at the end of the voyage she
gave him a shilling. Mahogany Tree.
An Oilil Rnilirnjr.
"Ono of the queerest rnilronds nuy
where In the country," said tho -'.ev. I).
8. Banks, of North Ontario, "is a novel
line that runs from South Ontario, in
San Bernardino county, whore 1 live.
The line is seven miles long. A span of
stout mules draw the car up over the
road. There is nothing singular about
that, but it comes in on tho return trip.
"The seven miles are on a tilt all the
way, although the track does not look
like it So when the car starts back the
mules get on and take a ride, the car
booming over the whole line by gravity.
The mules enjoy it too. They ride there
in as self satisfied a way as any other
passenger, and the view seems equally
charming. North Ontario, you know,
is situated at the mouth of San Antonio
canyon, but there are a lot of magnifi
cent mountains around there. One col
ony for they can scarcely be culled
towns is situated on tho Santa Fe road
and the otlior on the Southern Pacific
It is the seven miles of street railway
that connect the two. '" '
"The way they get the mules aboard
is this: There is u little truck under the
car, and it Is pulled ont, becoming nn
adjunct to the regular passenger depart
ment. The moment the truck is slid
out the intelligent animals make a start
for it and step np and on. It is extreme
ly amusing the way they do it and the
way they enjoy this ride, and they are
great favorites with the people." San
Economic, of the Toor.
A cheerful creature, who deserves
more credit for her courage than many
heroes who have died on the field of bat
tle, gave a detailed list of her "econom
ics" to a reporter a few weeks ago.
"Shoes are tho greatest expense," she
said; "they cost fifty cents, and my boy
has to have a new pair every week." It
is pitiful, when one reflects that for two
dollars the lxy might have a pair of
shoes which would last him four monthst
These are the economics of the very
poor. They buy worthless things, and
are obliged to do so often, for the simple
fact that they bave not enough ready
money to buy good ones.
They cannot lay in quantities of pro
visions nor buy healthful ones for the
same reason, and are consequently kept
poor and paorly clad and nourished be
cause they cannot afford an outlay. In
furnishing thoir houses it is the same
thing. A cheap stove and a cheap chair,
which wear out and break down shortly,
are the only ones thnt can be got at the
moment. Mary AbHutt in Chicago Post
Keeping Track of Faiiens-en.
"How do I remember which passen
gers have given up their tickets?" said a
Western railroad conductor. "I have no
way in particular, but just get used to
it. While I may not recognize every
one who has paid, I can spot one from
whom I have not received a ticket at
once. Then if I am in doubt a sharp
look usually does the business. Most
people would like to have the collector
skip them, but they are so impressed
with the idea that we know they have
not paid that a sharp look acts ljke a
lodestone to draw out the cash.
"Of course it is possible for a hardened
sinner to bluff a collector, but few try
it. After we have once made a round
there is no trouble, for at stations we
stand where we have a full view of the
train and see exactly what persons go in
and out of every car." Cincinnati
An Aged Mantelpiece.
A chimney piece carved from wood
over 8,000 years old has recently been
erected in a house in Edinburgh. The
wood, an oak tree, was found in a sand
pit at Musselburg, thirteen feet below
the surface. Professor Geikie, of the
geology chair of the University of Edin
burgh, after personally examining the
strata in which the oak was fouud, said
the tree, which was 5 feet 0 inches in
diameter, must be at least 0,000 years
old, and describes it as a relio of the
neolithic man. It was in a fine state of
preservation, due to the sand, and was
easily workable. Jacobite Reliquary.
LOVE AND DISCRETION.
Hal the Tempering of the One with the
Other .frcrtert Mntrlmony7
It cannot lie doubted that the popular
ity of matrimony has materially de
clined In recent years, and that a kind
of geuernl liesitnney seems to prevail re
tpecting tlit negotiation of such alli
ances. There wns a time when the young
people of tho conntry hastened to pair
themselves with birdlike eagerness and
delimit as soon as they were out of
school, and society not only encouraged
them, but practically commanded them
to take that conrsti. They were con
sidered superfluous and burdensome un
til they got married. The true work of
life could not begin with them, they
were taught, so long as they remained
single. It was their duty to become
yoked without unnecessary delay, and it
was a disgrace to miss reasonable oppor
tunities in thnt relation. But it is de
cidedly different nt the present day.
Tho practice of wedlock is no longer im
perative, nor does discredit nttend the
unmnted state, even when prolonged in
to the thirties. There is as much ad
vice given against marringo as in favor
of it by the wise nnd experienced of
both sexes, and the result is a steady de
crease in tho proportion of actual
weddings to possible ones.
The causes which have produced this
marked change are not sufficiently def
inite for satisfactory analysis. It is
probably true that our extravagant style
of living ns compared with that of former
times is one of the effective influences.
The cost of supporting a wife and rais
ing a family Is much larger than It used
to be, and this feature of the matter
often gives pause on both sides. We
have come to measure so many other
things by money that matrimony has
not escaped the rule. The young people
are disinclined to start in a humble way
and gradually improve their situation.
They want all that their parents have
without waiting nnd striving for it
Many proposals are unquestionably de
layed or rejected on this account.
Then it is well known that the new
avenues of employment open to women
have made them more independent, and
probably also more exacting as to the
qualifications of hnsbands. It is not
nearly so common as it once was for
girls to marry simply in order to secure
a home and a living; they are nblo now
to earn good wages nnd to take their
time about assuming the duties of wives
and mothers. We may safely believe,
moreover, that the progress of women
in education and in social power has led
thom to look less favorably upon the
connubial condition by subordinating
their hearts to their heads, so to speak.
And finally it cannot but lie that the
abundance of criticism to which the
marriage system has been subjected by
writers of pronounced vigor and skill
has served to weaken it in the popnlar
estimation, and to disparage the qnality
of sacredness that is its highest claim to
respect and honor.
There is no reason as yet, however, to
lament the prevailing tendency as a
national misfortune. The amount of
marrying is still large enough for all
ordinary purposes, and it may be that
less rather than more of it would best
promote the interests of society. Such
unions should be formed with some
other object than that of merely propa
gating the species. They involve the
most serious obligations and responsi
bilities of human life, and if people are
learning to be slow and careful about
making contracts of so much impor
tance it is hardly a sign of decay or at.
threat of calamity. St Louis Globe
Democrat. Eating Rata.
We have tasted the rata that have run ;
riot in isolated wheat ricks, and we can
conscientiously aver that they are both
both sweet and succulent Their flesh
la white as that of a sweetbread, and
has unquestionably more flavor. We
understand that field mice are still more
delicate, and considering the simple and
wholesome habits of their virtuous lives,
we can well believe it. The "English'
man in Paris" speaks of a salmi served
soon after the beginning of the seige of
the commune, and the very memory of
it seems to have made his mouth water.
Yet the town mice scarcely gave the ex
periment a fair trial, for they had teen
snared on the bastions between the outer
boulevards and the fortifications. Lon
don Saturday Reviow,
Bemtmllng Ulm of a Fact.
A few days ago an elderly gentleman
and his wife came down Broadway to
gether. A lady crossing the street fell
down. The old gentleman rushed to her
assistance and helped her in every possi
ble way. When be returned to his wife
she shook her fist at him. "It's all right;
it's all right," he whispered. "Yes, I
know it's all right," she replied hotly.
"Here's an unknown woman falls down
and you plow across the street to help
her, and the other day I fell down stairs
and yon wanted to know if I was prac
ticing for a circus." New York World.
The offices that the pri minister has
been distributing carry with them sala
ries amounting in the aggregate to
190,000 a year. In addition to it the
ministers- themselves have at their dis
posal nearly 800 appointments, with an
average income of 1,000 a year each.
These appointments, however, are not
annual, but occur as vacancies arise
from death or resignation. There are
nearly 1,500 other offices, with salaries
varying from 350 to 1,000, that are
also at the disposal of the ministers.