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THE COUNTY PAPER.
II)- IMIIIVNK A WAl.l.Klt.
Three women went falling out Into tlic street,
To the brown-stone front where the rod ling
Thev Jostled the crowd nil day on their feet,
While "going ami going and gone" was sung.
For women must go where bargains ore had,
And buy old trash, If ever so hud,
And husband? must never he groaning.
Three husbands, all hungry, went homeward to
But w hen they nrrhed there was nothing (o
Three women, nil crazy, and feeling so fine,
Were gabbllngof bargans along on the street ;
For women must talk of bargains they buy;
And homes must suffer, and babies must cry,
And husbands must ever be groaning.
Three women were showing thclrhusbaiul'wlth
Their bargains nt prices that never were lcat;
Turcc husbands, nit starving and mad ns could
Were toslng (he bargains out Into the street ;
For men don't know when bargains nrc cheap,
And women, jxior creatures, do nothing but
And husband must ever be groaning.
The Social Traits of a Lazy People.
The cauu that lies deep down tinder
nil the inNery nnd demoralization of
"Voiizuoln, tho rottenness out of which
springs the foul fungus of Iter govern
ment, is the Ineffable and unconquerable
laziness of iter people. They aro too
lazy to work to better thelrsoelal condi
tion; too lazy to think what are the im
pulse:) that arc pushing their country to
ruin; too lazy to light to relievo them
selves of an incubus like the adminis
tration of Guzman Blanco. Of course
there are exceptions to tho rule a very
few of the highest class, who, having
enjoyed the advantages of education
nnd travel abroad, are capable of think
ing and willing to work, and a good
many of tho lowest class, miserably
poor devils, who havu to work very hard
to get along. But tho vast majority,
Including all tho middle class, aro no
more firmly grounded in any nrticlo of
their pious faith than in that which
brands labor as the original curse.
A foreign gentleman of my acquiant
nncc, residing in Puerto Cabcllo, started
out one day for a long walk to visit n
friend in tho country. When ho was
about midway of his journey a violent
rain storm overtook him, and before ho
could reach any place of shelter he was
thoroughly drenched. The first roof ho
could get to was a mlserablo adobe hov
el. An old crono sat mumbling over
tho smoking embers of a small lire on
tho open hearth by tho door. Her hus
band and one daughter were present.
Tho son, tho prido of tho family, was
nwny. Tho placo was almost entirely
destitute of furniture They could only
give n rickety stool to their visitor to
sit upon, and it required somo study
nnd observation to find a placo for it
.where one of tho many rivulets front
tho broken roof would not pour down
tho back of his neck. But, poor as tliey
were, they greeted him hospitably, did
their best tho mako him comfortable,
nnd tho old woman, taking as a text
their Inability to give him any better
seal; than tho stool, entertained him by
protracted remarks upon their poverty.
Long and steadily tho rain poured
down in torrents, after tho fashion it
has in this country when It once gets
started. All tho rich land in sight from
the hovel, tho old woman said, belonged
to them, but what good was it? They
could not eat it; It only yielded them
tho bananas that grow on their own ac
cord, down by tho beautiful little river,
n short distanco from tho door. Finally,
thinking that ho might give them a
valuable suggestion for tho Improvement
of their condition, tiio visitor said:
'Why do you not clear oft' that broad
strip of rich land this sldo of tho river
nnd plant it in vegetables for tho Puerto
.Cnbell,o market? You could always gut,
ft good price for anything you would
Talso. That soil would yield immensely,
tho river is handy enough to Irrigate in
n dry season, and" "Aha! That's tho
song you sing, is it?' exclaimed tho old
woman, her eyes flaming with wrath.
"You aro one of theso foreigners who
corno hero and want to set us to work.
You want us to bo your slaves." "Not
nt all, my good woman. I was only
trying to point out to you a means for
comfortable and happy independence."
"ics, ny worm worm xou want us
to be slaves and work. Work if you
liko; it is good enough for tho like of
you. Why didn't you stay in your own
country and work? What business have
you got hero anyway? I am sorry I let
you como in my house out of tho rain.
Get out! Go about your business! Find
somebody elso to bo your slaves! You
won't find any hero, for wo aro Ven
ezuelans, free as tho air." Tho rain
was yet pouring down as heavily as over,
but ho was glad to start out in It once
more to escape tho virago's tongue, and
ns ho trudged homeward ho resolved
never to wound tho sensibilities of an
other noblo Venezuelan, "freo as tho
air," by proposing tho degradation of
"Just think of it!" exclaimed Jones;
"Plngrey's new block Is ono thousand
meters long." "Is that so?" askod
Fogg, adding, "By tho way, Jones, how
long Is a meter?" "Blamed If I know,"
Bald Jones, "but judging from tho dls
tanco my gas motor covers every month
it must bo Immense."
Kidney-Wort l a remedy which removes foul
humors from the blood, and creates healthy ac
tion lu every organ. Torpid kidneys and liver
lead to grave), illutictcs, constipation, piles and
rheumatism. KlUney-Wort In the surest and
tafest remedy to use. Jlocky Mountain News.
Pineanple Jam t'unl, grato and
wo'gh tho apple, Put pound to pound
of pinettpplo and sugar. Boll it In a
p rcsoiving kottlo thirty or forty minutes.
pjcm'rul TN'cWM Nummary.
Tho citizens of Qulney, 111., are be
coming considerably interested In the proposed
establishment of a natch factory there.
Smith Bros.' planing mill nnd sash
factory, at Sheboygan, Mich., wlthscvcral other
buildings, burned June Hth. Loss, 00,900
John Griscom, tho Chicago faster, nt
the end of eighteen days, had lost 25 pounds,
weighing at the end of that time ITi 1-t
At tho launching of the steamer City
of Home at Harrow, Knglaml, June Hth, three
persons were killed and ten Injured by the ex
plosion of n boiler.
From n clrculnr Issued by tho Com
missioner of Agriculture It appears that all
crops lu Kentucky, with the except Ion of hemp,
will fall considerably liclow the average.
There wero killing frosts u few night
ago In the northern portions of New Hampshire
nnd Vermont, nnd It Is feared tho apple crops
lias been entirely ruined, nnd that corn, pota
toes, etc., will have to be replanted.
The village of Ludlngton, on Lake
Michigan, was visited by a destructive confla
gration on the night of .Time 11th, which nearly
destroyed the entire business portion of the
place. The loss Is f.'OO.oOO; Insurance nlwut
On the nfternoon of June Mth, a man
jumped from the tower of the waterworks In
Chicago. The fall forced bis head Into the
ground nearly n foot, and his neck wns broken.
The height of the tower from which he jumped
Is 150 feet. He was n German 25 years old, nnd
had been nn oillecr In the German army. He
came to this country two years ago.
Father Maloney, the exposed miracle
worker at Erie, l'a., who was arrested on n
charge of obtaining money under fulse pretense,
has liecn discharged. It was shown that he had
lieen paid money to effect miraculous cures, but
but could not be held liecaii'e, although he took
the money, he did not solicit It.
Clyde Erekino, son of a well known
and wealthy citizen of St. Louis, has ln-en ar
rested on a charge sworn out by the President
of the Union Depot Street Hallway, charging
cmbyzllng $13,400 from that company lu 1879,
when he was Secretary of It, and
of stealing IS5 from the Mound City Hallway
Company which has its business office, In the
same building as the Union Depot Company.
On the night of June 13th, between
12 and one o'clock, 25 armed men twjk posses
sion of the Jail nt Dover, Ark., and hung Col.
Emory, a murderer whose death sentence the
Govenor a few weeks since commuted
to to 21 years Imprisonment hi the
penltcntlry. Emory resisted and wus
he wns dead when hung. This last was the
shot In the head, and It Is supposed
third attempt to lynch him. Emory was found
guilty of the murder of his w ife and sentenced
to hang, hut the Governor commuted his
sentence as alwvc stated.
rVuVN from Abroad.
Forster denied in the House of Com
mons having expressed regret that the troops
and police had not llred on the people during
the New l'alaee riots, and produced his In
structions, showing that ho had ordered the
avoidance of extreme measures except when
necessary to enforce the law. The House went
Into committee on the land bill. Amend
ments Ailing whole pages have been aimed
The Discovery of Silk.
Thu dibeovcry of silk is attributed to
ono of tho wives of the Emperor of
China, Hoang-ti, who reigned about
2,000 years before tho Christian era;
sinco that timo a special spot has been
nllottod in tho gardens of tho Chinoso
Royal Palace to tho cultivation of the
mulberry tree called in Chinese the
"golden tree" and to tho keeping of
silkworms. Tho first silk dress in his
tory was made, not for a sovereign nor
for n pretty woman, but for the mon
crst in human shape, Heliogabalus.
Persian monks, who came to Constanti
nople, revealed to the Emperor Justln
iau the secret of the production of silk,
and gave him somo silkworms. From
Grcceo tho art passed into Italy at tho
end of tho thirteenth century. When
tho Popes left Romo to settle at Avinton,
Franco, they introduced Into that coun
try the secret which had been kept by
the ltullalis; and Louis XI. established
Tours a manufactory of silk fabrics.
Francis I. founded the Lyons silk works,
which to this day have kept tho first
ranks. Henry II. of Franco wore tho
lirst pair of silk hoso over made, at the
wedding of his sister. Tho word "sat
in," which in tho original was applied
to all silk stuffs in general, has Blnco tho
larst century been used to designate only
tissues which present a lustrcd surface.
The discovery of thlspartlcularbrilllant
stufT was accidental. Oetavlo Mai, a
silk weaver, finding business very dull,
and not knowing what to invent to give
a new impulse to the trade, was ono day
pacing to and fro before his loom.
Every time ho passed tho machine,
with no definite object in view, ho pull
eu mini uireum iroin tho wray and put
tlient to his mouth, which soon nftor lie
spat out. Later on ho found tho bull of
silk on tiio lloor of Ids workshop, and
nun iiuiiiuiuu uy mo iiriiunut appear
aiico of thu threads. Ho repeated th
oxporimont, nnd by using certain mu
cilaginous preparations succeeded In
giving satin to tho world.
now tun you liko EuropoP" "It's
too splendid for anything!" was tho re
ply. "And wero you sick?" "Yes,
awfully sick." "And was your hus
band good to you?" "Oh, ho was too
good for anything. Just as soon as ho
found out I was sick, ho went and
drank salt water so as to bo sea-sick in
unison with mo, and I'm not his second
"Kluven years our daughter suffered on a bed
of misery under the care of several of tho beet
fund some of the worst) physicians, who gave
her disease various names but no relief, and
now she Is restored to us lu gixxl health by as
simple u remedy ns Hop Hitlers, that wo hud
poohed at for two year, before using It. Wo
i-vrncstly hope and pray that no one elso will
let he r sick suffer us wu did, on account of
prejudice ogalnst so good a medicine as Hon
Hitters." The Parent? '
THE STORM IN IOWA.
Reports from Various Points.
I ohm ul' l.ll'c and Property
Wind ami Hall.
The terrible storms of wind, rain and 'hall
which visited many localities in tho West on
Saturday, June 11th and 12th, did their full
work of destruction In Iowa. Wc give a sum
mary of rciwrls from different points, as they
come ui us iiy tcicram aim mrougii correspon
dents. In Dcs Moines several houses were
struck by lightning on Sunday, Including the
Baptist Church on the West Bide. The Ilaptlst
College building was also struck, and the chim
ney taken smoothly from the building, the
brick being scattered In all directions. Several
residences In and about Dcs Moines were struck
but fortunately there was no loss of life. In
several townships In I'olk county, especially
Caiun. Four Mile and Uloomfleld. there wns
great distinction of property and some loss of
inc. ai win urovc, in Jiioomiiciil township,
everything was demolished In the track of the
siorm on puiuniay. i no eycione was a itinncl
shaicd affair, and seemed composed of heavy
black clouds which Kept tin a continual revolv
ing and grinding together. A peculiarity of
the cyclone was that It drew everything within
Its course and then carried It along to destruc
tion. All the trees and litter left bore evidence
of having iK'cn sucked In toward tho center
from the outside. The first known of the storm
so far, was when It struck Mr. Met trill's or
chard, taking It with It In Its mad course, leav
ing only n w reck of limbs ltchlnd. The tornado
next struck Mr. Campflehrs new residence and
literally blew It to plifcs nnd slightly Injured
his wife. This Is the second house that Mr.
Cnmplleld has lost, the former ono burned to
the ground some time since. 1 lie house dc
stroyed Saturday wns consequently n new one.
The large barn of Mr. Hayes w as the next to
go, nnd wns completely curried nwny, leaving
the horses standing unhurt on the lloor. A
tenement houc nlniiit n liumlrcd yards In the
Held from the barn was also blown to shatters.
The orchard on Mr. Hayes' farm was taken out
lijMlie roots, mui even tlie grass torn out and
carried oft. A heavy wagon was picked up and
blown nway, the bed lehig found in one place
and the wheels lu another, some distance away.
The ground In the train of the destructive de
mon now iooks ns inoiigu n migiity ikmki iiihi
passed over It. leaving only here nnd there nn
apple tree, a limb, or n tuft'of grass. The totul
los to Mr. Hayes will aggregate iibout $4,000.
In Camp township tho cyclone came with
special fury. A little liny of Mr. Walters came
mulling lu and called bis father's attention to
the black smoke, which he supposed to lio the
result of a tire. Mr. Walters went out doors
and saw the fury coming. The storm npiearcd
to be like a larte funnel nnd seemed to whirl
round nnd round from right to left nnd travel
ing with great velocity. The first thing
he saw after looking at the storm for a
moment was Lcbon Stewart's house and stable
flying in a thousand pieces in the air; then It
rushed on alxiut a quarter of a mile and lifted
the roof oil the barn of llrlce Stewart, car
ried It -100 yards In the air, and scattered the
shingles like feathers lu the nlr, at the same
time demolishing the frame nnd body of the
barn, and killing a line horse. When Mr.
Stewart went out to the barn nfter the storm
he found the mate of the dead horse standing
trembling with fright, with his fore feet uimiii
his dead companion. The storm by this time
had reached Mr. Walter's farm and twisted
oft n large hickory tree standing hi Its course,
nnd cnrrled It Into the nlr nnd dropped It
down, leaving It In splinters. When Mr.
wulters saw mc ireo go, no uecanie alarmed,
and told his stepson, who stood beside him,
that he was afraid the storm would ruin every
thing they hud. At this stage Mrs. Wulters
called to them to come In, and Just as he
started, which he did Immediately, he looked
over bis shoulder and saw his barn fly to
pieces, before be could reach the door. Just be
fore doling the door after lilm Mr. Walters
took another glance and saw bis smoke house
fly In the nlr. After closing the basement
door all the family had gone into the base
ment ccllar-kltchcn, three sides of which
w'crc completely surrounded by earth an aw
ful crash was heard, and the whole house went
oil over their heads. Mr. Walters' little babe
was in his wife's arms, and something wrench
ed It from her and hurled It across the ccllar
kltchcn, where It fell on some brick and the
teakettle, and knocked thu wife senseless.
Mr. Walters' three little girls and a son were
standing at their mother's feet when found,
the little boy being badly bruised on the head
with a brick, and sustained a severe cut on
tho forehead. One of the three girls escaped
without Injury, but the other two were severely
cut and bruised about the head, one of them
having n cut from the temple clear down over
the cycj.whleh had to lie sew ed up. Mr. Wal
ters wus not hurt much, the storm In some way
throwing the safe against him, conlliiiug lilm
closely In n corner. The whole affair occurred
lu less than half a minute. As soon as he
could Mr. Walters pushed the safe off and
stepped out and gazed on a perfect Held of
wreck with, as he puts It, "nothing to pre
vent his looking all over the world," and the
rain coming down hi torrents. Mr. Walters
then gathered up his dead babe and the Injured
little ones and with the help of his stepson,
got his wife up and put them nil in n corner
of the cellar, and with n door that had fal
len In on them nnd u carpet and quilt that
had also blown In, undertook to make a shelter
over them to keep out the heaviest of the rain.
The rain continued for half an hour nt a fear
ful rate, but at that time eased up a little and
the homeless family climbed out of the cellar
and repaired to a nclghlwir's, Mr. l'eter Mc
Nevyns, who, although his barn, cribs and
outhouses generally were torn away, was for
tunate in escaping with his house. Mr. Wal
ters had turned his mules out lu the pasture
Immediately after quilting work, so that they
escaped Injury when the barn went down.
The family were Just ready for supper when
the storm cume up, the table all set, etc. Mr.
Walters says the only thing he has since been
auie to nuu oi ms supper or tunic, was a
small pepper box, which he found In Mr. Me
Ncvvu s tfeld some forty yards awnv. Mr,
Ncvyu's tfeld some forty yards away. Mr,
Wnfters ufter looklnir over the premises nftei
Wnfters ufter looking over the premises after
the storm found that everything he hnd In the
w orld wus destroyed, except his mules, a wagon
without u box, und 1.40 the money he hud In
At Norwalk. Linn townshln. Wurreu countv.
the fctorui commencing Saturday evening nt (i
o'clock', wns the worst In the history of the
neighborhood. Mr. Hurkbead's splendid resi
dence near Linn Grove was completely demolish
ed. His barn also was utterly torn to pieces.
The family all escaped. The liouseotMr. .John
Keller was considerably wrecked but not torn
down. Just licfore the storm came up Mr.
Keller's little girl went out in tlie Held alter the
cows, and Mr. Keller seeing the approaching
storm ran nut after her. Just as ho reached
ber the storm broke upon them und snatched
the little girl from her feet und drew her up In
the air whlrllnc her round like a snlnnlnir ton.
The father reached for her Just In time to catch
noiu oi tier I eel aim pun uer down in ms arms.
He then laid down on the earth and held fast
to a post till the storm had gone by.
i no widow isurKiicau u utile lurliier norm
cast, lost her barn.
Mr. Lamb, of the same nclghliorhood, also
had his barn completely destroyed.
The storm In lt progress came next upon the
barn of Mr. Lockrlilgc, which it unroofed.
lien tiio runnel lurv crossed rortii river, it
was seen to draw water from the etrcani over a
hundred feet Into the air, and also tore up tho
piatiKS in too oriugn ai inni point. neu u
got as far us Sulyver's coal sliaft It tore the
cuiiqKiuv s scuics out oi mc grotiim.
Thu storm of Sunday bciran about 2 o'clock
at Xorwulk, both hall uud rulu coining dow n at
a fearful rate, tearing up fences, orchards and
out-houses. The fruit trees uud crops uro nil
ruined hi that locality. Thero is not a hill of
corn to Ik) seen for miles. Tho fruit trees that
are not torn down and torn out of thu ground
are so beaten hv the hail that the bark all ncals
off at a touch. Mr. AdauiStiffncr had U0 acres
of Una corn, knee high, which ho had plowed
inrco nines, which uic storm removed so sue.
ccssfully thut there Is not a hill to be seen In
tlie whole Held.
In Elkhart township, I'olk county, damages
micurB ui iiavu iieen principally uy uau. 11. u
Iscmlncer lost 74 window lights In two houses
Jocoh livers lost n711cl
lost 65 lights. The latter thinks tho damage In
Elkhart will reach (40,000 at least. Not a house
escaped damage to windows, while the roofs of
many are split and torn into kindling strips.
The fruit fa bodlv damaged, especially small
fruit, not a sign of a garden being left in tho
vicinity. The prospect seems now there will bo
no return from the grain planted, us tt Is all
pounded Into the ground. Where tho trees
In orchards elsewhere were not leveled to the
ground, they were llttcrally skinned of their
hark and not a leaf left.
II, E. Martin, of Grant township, Polk county
reports tnui no ami u, w. rrcntice saw mo cy
clone which did so much damaco Saturday
when It formed. It anneared to bo a fuiiiie
shaped cloud, rather small at llrst, Increasing
In size as ft passed nearly In an easterly
direction as long as visible from their
position. It struck tho ground llrst Just about
on the line of (Irunt nnd Four Mllo townslilns.
It struck nnd demolished tlie house of Doug
las domison, Killing one. child; also iicmoiisneti
uimj 4.1IIIIU n iiiMirtj. liiu muni) mi irvujnuK,
The next bulldlnirlu Its truck hefne John Ciew'i
hum, which wns torn to pieces. It next struck
Oliver I'.rlckson's house, completely demolish'
lug It, killing Mr. Erlckson and seriously Injur
lug two oi ins cuuurcn.
A hall and wind storm' passed tliroucb Grant.
Thompson, and Ucavcr townships, Guthrie
county, Sunday, making fcarful'liavoc In its
course. Isanc Wllllntns' house, three miles
north of Casey, was torn from Its foundation
and scattered In fragments for n halt mllo
around. It wns n flue residence, Just completed,
last summer. Tlie furniture was entirely de
stroyed. Great damage was done to crops and
outbuildings'. Orchards nnd groves nrc entirely
stripped of their foliage. linger Williams, who
hadojicncdn new farm this spring In Grant
township, Is left without anything but the bare
land; his new house, nnd other outbuildings
rc an swcpi away, f.vcn his money, Wlilcn
was lu the house, Is gone with the rest. No lives
rciortcd lost as yet. Alex. Stone's house Was
torn from Its foundation. John 1. Main's bam,
said to be the largest bam In the State, was torn
from Its foundation.
ThO Same Stnrv nt t1pfmrflnn rvimM fmm
nil points throughout the range of thl scries of
riuuun, unci a numocr oi lamiucs arc
rcKrtcd homeless. Herman Itathbum
nnu a Air. strnw were killed by light
nine in Aiiuuuon conntv on the open
prairie on Saturday. Two lives were lost in
Allen township, I'olk county, Mr. Erlckson wns
killed, and bis wife It is thought will not recov
er, mcimnyoi .Mr. waiters, as ahovc stated,
A telegram from Council IllulTs savs i A ter
rific hail and wind storm visited l'ortloiwof
western Iowa on Sunday afternoon, doing
Kivui uiuiinp ui propeny oi every num. yicclal
dispatches io the Nonpareil from Avoea, Shelby
nnd other points along the Chicago, Hock Island
it l'aclflc railroad state that the storm was ono
of the most severe of the kind that ever visited
inosc sections, and tlint windows wrro broken
by the thousand mnc, while light articles out
side were broken to pieces. Hall stones ns
large ns walnuts were picked up nt various
TllC lfawkcvu's stvwlnl frnm llmim Tmfi
says there wus n violent storm nt that placo
Sunday evening. It tore off half the roof of
roiougii's tirlck store ami blew down Small's
two-story frame, and also a 1mm belonging to
Mr. Ise, two and u half tulles north of the sta
tion, fhc storm was severe, nnd probably other
1 A inoiu ur less uijurcu.
The : above account of tho great storm made
up chiefly from special telegrams to the State
lu-Kioivr, in uune mil, win niiorii only nn nn-iK-rfcct
Idea of the extent and dcstructlvcucss,
caused by the blowing dow n of buildings, trees,
fences, nnd crops, nnd the killing of stock nnd
jxiultry. It was certainly the most wide-spread
disaster of the kind that has ever visited the
State, and the wonder Is that greater loss Is not
I'lirf lior ICiiriiKM ol'llui .'.vi-Ioii.
From Northwest Missouri nnd Kansas we
have further particulars of the great storm of
Sunday, June 12. -In Northwest Missouri those
known to be killed outright are 11. C. Nelson,
O. E. Mnynartl, Miss Mnynanl, Mrs. G. Itolierts
and child, and n man whose name Is unknown.
The Injured arc Miss A. (ice, who will die;
Miss Maynard, severely; Win. Miller, danger
ously ; Robert Miller, seriously bruised; Israel
Wood, wife and children; Frank llurkc nnd n
company of fourteen persons In all, injured and
bruised; John Cott and family, since died:
JJui. Kicks, severely; Mrs. Hicks, fatally; Mrs.
Illchurds, right nrm nnd ribs broken.
The houses blow n away belonged to James
Boylcs near King Springs, Win. K I rood near the
snme plncc, Mrs. J. lionhani, Job Pierce, L. G.
pangerllcld. Isaiah lloyles, Geo. l'urvlance,
Israel ood, L. O. Garrett, It. C. Nelson, John
Cott, crank llurkc, Illonmer Dimgnn, Dr. Dun
gan, Leonard Mecks, Mrs. Mclntyre, William
lionhani, Mrs. Dcvlns, Geo. Roberts, Randolph
Newman, likes Mecks, Thos. llaltlniorc, and
M. Hartwcll, of South llerlln; l'hil. Asnian's
iieiir the same plncc, also the two Thomases, II.
Y. Wolf and scores of others. The destruction
took place at or near King City and Flag
Springs. Later In the evening another cvclone
passed north of Savannah, Andrew county,
northeast Into Nodaway countv. From Infor
mation received It apjiears ihat the clouds
formed In n Held near Lnesy chapel about 8 miles
northwest of Savannah and moved southeast,
tcarimr timber, trees and fnwi. until it t,i.
n large brick house of Nathaniel Kellogg, situa
ted anout, six miles north of town, which it tore
to pieces. Mr. Kellogg and family wero absent
from home nt the time, amino doubt cscaiicd
being Injured. Two horses belonging to Mr.
Kcllopg In a Held near the house were found lu
a Held u quarter of a mile away, and It In sui
posed they were carrlod there by the cyclone.
The cloud then passed east, and at this time
was about n hundred and sixty vurds wide. The
next building In its way was he residence of
Mr. Holt, situated near Tall bridge. It
struck tlie comer of the iiousc,
moving It off Its foundation and damaging It
oinsldcrably. W. 8 Wright hnd fifty liogsiclll.
cd. John Parks' house further on wns blow n
away and Mrs. Purktsvscverely' Injured. Hcl
man's house was earriW away and the Ilaptlst
church near by wus torn to pieces. Mrs. Laugh
lln's house further on was blown to pieces and
furniture, clothing and everj thing contained in
the house was carried uwnv, feather beds torn
io pieces nnu icntliers Btrewu nil through the
timber: stoves und nil kinds of linnsi.lii,i ,-,,1.,
were cnrrled through the nlr, nnd the owners
have not yet found any of them. Lin Itolierts'
house and E. A. Phillips' near Flshfiml.
were destroyed. From tliern iim
storm passed on to Flag Springs and King Cltv,
where the cyclone was aliout one-fourt mile
wine anil very violent, t uny two-thirds of tho
houses were blow n down, which were unoccu
pied, the families liclng away from home, cither
at church or visiting, othcrw Ise the loss of life
would have been frightful.
The cyclone In Kansas wns more serious than
ut llrst reputed. It formed near Olivet, und
then passed northwest Into Franklin county. In
its course It killed six person. John ltwmw.rm,
John Huper, a man named lirown, two colored
cuuuren unu a person whose name has not yet
Tho position of tho Princess of Wales
is too exalted a ono to permit of much
social enjoyment, yet has not the splen
did potentialities of reigning royalty.
Tho Princess, too is peculiarly un
ostentatious, and evidently linu the
magntliccnt loneliness of her position an
acta! trail. To bo young and beautiful
anil Idolized, and yet to bo shut out
from most forms of social amusement,
can bo by no means delightful. Yet
thero nro of course, very few houses,
even among those of tliu highest, nobil-
llty, to which tho Princess of Wales can
go as an Invited guest. Anil when sho
docs go, an awful state hedges her
around. She is passionately fond of
dancing, yet no gentleman can ask her
to dance. She it is who .signals out tho
personago whom sho desires as a part
ner, and when she stands out to dance,
all other dancers, must sit down. After
circling around tho room somo half a doz
times she pauses and sits down to rest
and thon thu remainder of tho wnlt.ers
may take a turn, but as soon a sho
stands up again they must stop. This
solitary Grand Lama kind of perfor
mance cannot lie very ninusitur to this
kindly, gentle, aimalilo lady. Sii uis,
am told, n most accomplished dancer,
despite her slight lameness. Hut, of nil
tho recreations of her lifo, she most on
joys driving in tho park. In her little
vitorlti willi hur dame do compagnio
fesldo her, she Is free to enjoy tho
testimonials of affection nnd enthusiasm
that meet her everywhere, anil no ono
that notes tho gracious smllo and bow
wherowlth sho returns every salutation
can doubt her delight at her own
A gentleman, calllug upon a farmer
observed: "Mr. Jones, your olook is
not quite rigid, is It?" "Well, you see,
sir," said Mr. Jones, "nobody don't
understand much about that clock but
me. When tho hands of that clock
stand at twelve, then it strikes two, ami
then I knows it's twenty minutes to
"What is tho meaning of tho word tan
tiilizlngr" asked tho teacher. "Pleaso,
marm," spoko up llttlo Johnny Hoi
oomb, "it means it circus proeosslon
passing tho school-houso, nnd tho schol
lars not allowed to look out."
Somo cnwlng Crows, a hooting Owl,
A Hawk, a Canary, an old Marsh-Fowl,
Ono day all met together,
To hold a caucus and settle the fate
Of a certain bird, without a mate,
A bird of another feather.
"My friends," said the Owl, with a look most
"Tho Eagle Is soaring too near the skies,
In a way that Is qulto Improper,
Tct the world Is praising her so I'm told,
And I think her actions have grown so hold
Tliit some of us ought to stop her."
"I have heard It said," quoth Hawk with
"That young lambs died at the glance of her
And I wholly scom and dlsplsc her.
Tills, and more, I nm told they sty
And I think that the only proper way
Is never to recognize her."
"I nm quite convinced," said Crow with n caw,
"inat the Jyigle minds no moral law
She's a most unruly creature."
"She's an ugly thing," piped Canary-BIrd;
Some call her handsome It's so absurb
8hc hasn't a decent feature.
Then the old Marsh-Hen went hopping about,
Sho said she was sure she hadn't a doubt
Of tho truth of each bird's story;
And she thought It a duly to stop her flight,
To pull her down from her lofty bight,
And take the gilt from her glory.
Hut lol from a peak on the mountain grand
That looks out over the smiling laud
And over the mighty ocean,
The Eagle Is spreading her splendid wings
She rises, rises, uud upward swings
w itu a slow majestic motion.
Up lu the blue of God's own skies,
w nn n cry or rapture nway she flics,
Close to the Great Eternal:
She sweeps the world with her piercing sight
uer soui is iiucti with the Infinite,
And the Joy of things supernal.
Thus rlso forever the chosen of God,
The gcnlus-crowncd or the power-shod,
liver the dust-world sailing:
And back, like splinters blown by the winds,
Must fall the missiles of silly minds,
useless and unavailing.
Last Dying Words.
"Help me!" nro melancholy words,
uttered by the man whoso will a mo
ment beforo was paramount In the
largest empire on earth, and to whom
more than cighty-llvo millions of fel
low ereaturcs wero in subjection. Ye
these were, we nro told, the last words
of tho late emperor, after tho fatal
bomb had done tho work destined for
it, on the banks of Catherino canal.
What words wero last spoken by men
who died in tho Held, or on tho scaf
fold, or in bed, have been sufficiently
noted by history. Many such wc doubt
less owo to tlie zeal of friends anxious
for tho final utterance to bo in accord
witli the character of tlie deceased.
Even when, however, tho words nro
beyond question authentic, they must
not bo estimated at too high a rate.
Tlie Sir Thomas Moor or tho Madame
Roland who perished on the scaft'old;
tho Miribeau or tho Goethe who dies
In his bell; even tho Sir Philip Sydney
or tho Sir Thomas Picton who is killed
in battle, meets fate with somo degree
of preparedness. Although nobodv
- a r
ms served apprenticeship to dyinr,
those named cannot bo said to havo
reached their end unexpectedly. In
tho caso of thoso to whom death comes
In tho shnpo of an assassin, there Is,
on tho contrary, nn element of surpriso
which gives to the last words, often
uttered in a stupefied and unconscious
state, peculiar interest.
Tho cry for help of tho dead emper
or was a cry natural and not surprising.
It proved kindred between nn autocrat
ami tho humblest peasant in Russia.
Thero have however, been men in an
cient and modern times whoso last
words in similar circumstances havo
shown the character of tho sneaker
with as much distinctness us any of tho
acts of their lives. That Brutus was
among tho conspirators against his lifo
was tho cardinal consideration with
Cicsar when n senate drew their dag:
gcrs against him. It is said that, after
Iifutus hud stubbed htm lu tho neck,
this greatest of tho ancients resisted.
When Cassias, with furious rage, wound
ed him In the head, lie still continued to
struggle. But when ho saw Brutus aim
a dagger nt his heart, tho hero ceased
to contend with his assailants. "And
thou, Brutus!" ho muttered, as ho co
vered his face and fell. Havo nottheso
last words indescribnblo pathos for all
timo? Tho concern of the man who
through life had been true to his friends
was not that ho was to die, but that ono
of his friends should participate in his
murder. Cicero, when, after tho for
mation of tho Second Triumvirate, and
tho triumph of their party, ho found his
namo on tho bloody list of proscription,
did not show, nor could ho bo expected
to show, Unit llrinness in face of deatli
which a man of war from youth, sitolt
as Cicsar. is expected to possess. At
first he meant to kill himself in the hotiso
of Ootuvinnus; but his courage fulled
him. Ho was not mndu.of such stuff as
his contemporary Cato, who fell on his
own sword; and who when his friends,
taking odvantago of his fainting, re
placed tho intestines that had fallen ou
and sowed up tho wound, tore theii
open on coming to himself. Ho llci,
Still in tho final crises ho comportd
himself with dignity. When tho as
sassins rushed at the litter in which ho
was being carried ho stretched out his
nock nnd exclaimed "Strike," with
moro eloquenco than ho had ever bo
foro exhibited, and rocelvod tho final
stroko without shrinking.
In all history, modern as well as
ancient, profane ns well as sacred, in-
nuinoniblo instances arr found of men
who have, exhibited what tho First Nup
poleon called "2 o'clock in tho morn
ing, courngo," in tho prcsonco of the
assassin. On tho evening of that De
cember day, in 1170, when tho courtiers
of Henry II. arrived at Canterbury, and
found Thomas Ilecket nt vespers, in tho
Cathedral, tho prelate's lost words wero
in keeping with his lifo. As tho assas
sins advanced toward him with their
drawn swords, ho exclaimed that ho
died for the causo of God, and in de
fense of tho rights of tho church: ami.
ho nddod, "I chargo you, in tho namo
oi tho Almighty, to do no hurt to anv
other hcro.for none havo any concern in
tho lato transactions.'Terhaps tho most
noblo last words ever spoken wero thoso
uttered by William tho Silent, tho
founder of Dutch liberty. Unllko
Counts Egmond and Hoorno, ho escap
ed mo scaiioiu ana perished by tho
hand of a mean assassin. When Balt
hazar Gerard, after having obtained an
introduction on tho pica of being a
mcsscngor of mercy, suddenly turned
nnd shot tho prince with n pistol loaded
with threo bullets, William fell, ejacu
lating, "My God! havo meroyonmo
and Thy poor people!" Tnkcn by sur
prise nnd sent to his reckoning without
warning, his corcern wns yet with tho
country to which his lifo hnd been do
voted and whoso liberties ho hnd secur
ed, and when it had to bo left to tho
care of others his thought was of his
country, and "My Godi havo mercy
upon mo and Thy poor people" were
tho very words that might hnvo been
expected from tho great benefactor who,
when tho prlnco mado a progress
through Holland and Frieslnnd, was
received by tho peasants ns "Father
Traveling in Mexico.
Tho following extracts arc from a let
ter sent us by a friend in Toxns, who
has lately been traveling in Mexico;
"In Mexico thero nro no hotels or bonrd-
ing-houscs, except In lnrgo cities whero
foreigners reside. As stage-coaches or
othcrpublic conveyances nro rare, tho
travel is mostly dono on horsobnok.
Tho snddlo is generally mounted with
gold or silver, and richly ornamented.
Tho rowels of tho spurs nro ns big as a
silver dollar, but tho points nro very
dull. The spur seems moro intended
to frighten the horse than to hurt him.
The Mexicans nro expert riders, being so
much in the saddle. In traveling quite a
retinuo of attendants is necessary.
You havo to take along your bedding
on a pack-mule, with servantes to at
tend to tho mule and tho lusrirairo nnd
cook to prepnro your meals. In
many parts of tho country it is neces
sary to take your provisions with you,
nnd all tho conveniences for camping
out. In somo places it is dillieult to irot
drinking-water for your selves nnd your
animals unless you buy it. If you can
not rencli a settlement at night you
enmp out; in tho town, you can usually
rent a room entirely unfurnished, for
the night. Tho servents spread tho
bedding on tho lloor, purchas victuals
in the market, anil preparo tho meal
In Mexican style. Bedsteads, tables,
and chairs are luxuries known only to
the wclthy among the natives (nhabl
tans. Butter tho Mexicans do not know
how to make. Tho sugar is it very
crudo article, inferior to your darkest
brown sugar, and is sold in little cones
weighing about a pound. Choose is
made in cones of smllarslzo from goat's
milk. Cow's milk is used only fresh,
and is never mndo into cheese or butter.
Horses in Mexico aro never used for
daauglit purposes, but are employed
only for riding. Mules and oxen do all
tho work of transportation.
"Tho lino wines mndo at El-Paso on
tho Rio Grande, aro transported In skins,
as in lliblo times. Bottles, kifgs and
barrels aro almost unknown. In many
portions of tho country timber is to
seareo to bo used for casks; and a frame
houso would a bo very expensive affair.
'American influence will soon instil
now lifo into tills primitive people
Tho railroads now building with bo tho
means of civilizing tho country, and
developing its iinmenso natural resour
ces. It has a beautiful climao tnnd vst
mineral treasures, which only await
this foreign stimulus to bo mado a
sourco of national wcltli and prosperity.
A writer in tho Loudon Times says:
In novels tho Introduction of ancestry is
absolutely intolerable. When I seo that
hatciul chapter headed "Retrospective,"
I pass over to the other side, like the Lo-
tite.only quicker. What carol whethor
"our hero's" grandfather was Archbish
op of Canterbury or n professional body
snaiohcr? I don't even care which of
tliirtwo was my own personal friend's
grandfather, and how much less can I
.(o nn Interest lu tills imaginary pro
nitor of tho creation of an author's
iraln? Tho Introduction of such a col
orless shadow Is to my mind tho height
of impertinence. If I wero Mr. Mudio,
I would put my foot down resolutely and
stnmp out this literary plaguo. As
George III., who had an objection to
commerco, Issnld to havo observed when
asked to confer a baronetcy on one of tho
Broadwood family, "Aro you suro thero
isVb)t a piano in it?" so should Mr. M.
indro of tho publisher beforo taking
copies of anovol, "Aro you suro there is
n ot a grandfather in it?"
Again, what a nuisanco is ancestry in
our social life! It cannot, unhappily, bo
dono nway with as a fact, but suroljfJit
need not bo a topic How often havo I
boon asked by somo fair neighbor at a
dinnerparty, "Is that Mr. Jones opposlto
ono of tho Joneses of Bedfordshire?"
One's llrst impulso Is naturally to ask,
"What on earth Is that to you or mo?"
But experlonco tenches prudence, und I
reply with reverence, "Yes, of Bedford
shire," which at all events puts a stop to
argument on the matter. Moreover; she
seems to derive some sort of mysterious
I .nll.fnlllnn '.An. ' 1 f l!
R....C7...VI.IUJ1 IIUUI U1U IIUUUUHHUII, UI1VI
it is always well to glvo pleasure.
A well-known wit once in company
with ono of tho Cavlndlshes, who had
lately been to America, was recounting
his experiences. "Thoso republican peo
ple havo such funny names," ho said;
"I met thero a man by tho namo of
BIrdsoye." "Well, and is not that jusfc
as good as Cavendish?" replied tho wit,,
who wns also a smoker. But tho remark:
wns not appreciated.
Ancestral pcoplo do not as a rule? op
preeiato wit; but, on tho other hand, it
must bo admitted that this is not a defect
peculiar to them alono. I onco knew &
man of letters who, though ho had risen
to wealth and eminence, was of humblo
descent, and had a weakness for avoid
ing allusion to it. His daughter mar
ried a man of good birth, but whoso lit
erary talents wero not of a high order.
This gentleman wrote n letter npplying
for a" certain government njipolntmcnt,
and expressed a wish for his fnthcr-ln-law's
opinion upon tho composition. "It
is n very bad letter," wns tho frank crit
icism tho other mndo upon it. "Tho
writing is bad, tho spelling is indifferent,
the stylo is abominable. Good Heavens!
whero aro your relatives nnd antece
dents?" "If it comes to that,', was tho
reply, "where uro yours? For I novor
heard you speak about them." Nordlil
ho over hear him, for his father-in-law
never spoko another word to him.
WIT AND HUMOR.
"I never contract bad habits," said
Robinson to his wife. "No, dear, you
generally expand them," was her reply.
A Hartford dlvorco lawyer said to his -minister
tho other day: "You and I
livo in tho right State for ono another
what yon Connecticut?"
Young lady, examining some bridal
veils: "Can you really recommend
this one?" Over-zealous shopman: "Oh!
yes, miss. It may bo used several times."
"Ono touch of naturo" (George has
promised his Ethel tho first shot, for
luck. A covey rises.) Etiiel (at tiio
critical moment) "Oh! George, per
haps they, too, havo loved."
AVnssar College miss reads tho pr.iy
crbook responso thus: "As it wus in tho
beginning, is now, nnd ever shall bo,
world without men. Ah, mo!"
"Tho only lady that over impressed
mo much," said an old bnchelor, "was
n 300 pound woman, who was standing
in a enr, and when tho enr turned a cor
ner fell ngalnst me."
An Ohio wng was kicked out of
shape by tho proprietor of a bar-room
over whoso freo lunch ho placed the fol
lowing legend: "Stomach pumps may
bo hired in tho lobby."
Professor Tyndnll says Carlylo did not
sneer nt modern science. Poor man, ho
couldn't in reason bo expect ,d to sneir
at everything. Lot us bo charitable.
Ho did all that ho was able to do.
An exuberant youth hails n supposed
acquaintance with "Hello, Joe," but
finding his mistnko, adds, "Oh, exeuso
mo, I thought you wero another man."
Laconic stranger answers, "I nm."
iVftcr supper nt fcbull Ho: "Without
joking, Elise, I do ndoro you. When I
look nt you, there is such a commotion
in my breast!" Sho; "And In mine, too,
Henri; it must be tho lobster salad 1"
Young Brown told somo of his com
panions that his girl slapped his faco
tho other night, nnd ho was Immediately
consoled with tho remark shut It must
havo boon tho first brlght-oycd dear
that over struck him.
A Chicngo editor got hold of n map
tlie other day, and presently exclaimed:
'By tunket, tho Mississippi River runs
by St. Louis, doesn't it!" and then ho
wrote a paragraph' referring to tho Miss
issippi as a mlserablo brook.
Yankee woman recently married a
Chlncso laundryman, and in threo days
thereafter the unhappy Celestial appear
ed nt a barber shop and ordered his
pigtail cut off, saying, in explanation,
"Too muncheo yank."
Destressing episodo: A lady who had
quarreled with her bald-headed lover
said, in dismissing him: "What is de
lightful about you, my friend, is that I
havo not tho trouble of sending you
back nny locks of hair."
Impassioned lover "You will not re
fuse mo my nngcl. Throw mo off, nnd
shall go mad!" Practical person
Oil, that's it, sir, is ItP You havo
beqn studying Dr. Drysdnlo's theory
that raarrlago provents madness, nnd
you would take mo, not ns an angel,
but nn antidote!"
Men often jump nt conclusions,''.
says tho proverb. So do dogs. Wo
saw a dog jump at tho conclusion of a
cat, which was sticking through tho
opening of a partly closed door, and it
mado moro disturbance than a church
"But do you know, pa," said tho
farmer's daughter, whon ho spoko to
her about tho addresses of his neigh
bor's son; "you know, pa, mn.wants mo
to marry a man of culturo." i
"So do I,
my dear, so do I; and thero
oulturo in tho v5S than
"How do you liko my spring olothos?
askod Loandor. "Pretty well," replied
Hero, doubtfully, nnd then added, "but
I think I should liko you bettor in a
walking suit." Ho sat wrnppod in silent
ihougbji for about flvo minutes, and
ttion got up nnd walked slowly away in
mo suit no Juki on.
Gilbert Stuart onco mot a lady in
Boston who said to him: "I havo just
seen your llkonoss, Mr. Stuart, and
kissed it, booauso it was so muoli liko
you." "And did it kiss you in return?"
said he. "No," loplicd tho lady.
"Then," said tho gallant painter, "It
was not liko mo."