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TRI-WEUKLY EDITION. WINNSBO-RO, Sm C., MAY 2 1895. SALSE*89
One day Sally said to me;
Let's go fishin',"
(Just the very thing. you see,
For which I'd been a-wishin'Z)
So I got my tackle up
Bait enough for twenty;
Hand in band acrost the land,
Went where fish was plenty.
But the honeysuckies dangled.
An' we hear i the blossoms fall:
An' somehow the lines got tangled
An' we couldn't fish at all!
s- An' so we let the tackle go
Forgot about the bait;
An' I told her thiat I loved her
An' that all the fish could wait.
An' there I won her for my wife
The joy which I was wishin';
Them lines, they tangled us for life,
An' don't care now for fishin't
GOING THRQUGH FIRD
"But, Estbei, you know well enough
that you,aid you'd set the day after
harvestL was over, and here it's in Oc
- And the tall, sunburned young man
caught the girl's hand and looked
arnestly in her face.
Esther Hilton shook off his hand,
turned her brown eyes away to the
sweep of foothills that bounded the hor
izon, and pretended to be intently
studying the shifting cloud shadows on
:rown and in cleft, but did not answer.
"Esther!" And his voice grew more
pleading. "Tell me what ails you!
I've loved you for so long, and worked
hard to get out of debt, so that I could
ask you to marry me, and now, just
because you've been contrasting me
with that young Springer and his black
mustache and tailor-made clothes, you
vant to throw-me over."
The girl started an& turned indig
nantly, to protest or defend, but the
blue eyes of the young man were turn
ing darker, and anger was on his face
md in His voice as he continued:
"-i haven't any mustache; and if I
wanted to raise one it would't be black,
and I buy my clothes at the ready-made
counter, but my mouth is never touched
with either tobacco or profanity, and
my clothes are always paid for-yes,
xnd with money honestly earned, too!"
Esther, now thoroughly roused, and
on the defense for the absent and as
aailed, blazed out.
"Hal Morrison, if ycu think I'm
small enough to be brought over to
ou by such mean talk about Mr.
you're mistaken in the girl.
He's a gentleman," with a withering
and unnecessary accent on the word,
"and that's more than some people
that I know. Just because he is better
bred than you, .and knows how to
treat a lady, and doesn't have to work,
you are jealous, and try to turn his
friends against him, but I-"
Hal stopped her with a gentle earn
estness, so quiet in his regained self
control that he arrested her indigna
"Esiher, I didn't come to hurt your
feelings or insult your friend, but to
tell you about my little house that I'm
building up the river. I began it after
you told me that-that you'd some
time come to live with me, and except
your father's and Mose Hunter's it's
the only one for five miles that's got a
shingle roof and is plastered. Yes, and
I intend to put a picket fence around
the yard, so the chickens can't get at
the flower beds; and," his voice sinking
tower as he enumerated, "up in the
barn, in the evenings, I'm making a
set of book shelves for those poems
that you are so fond of, and for my
Esther's voice sounded harsh and
marcastic in reply.
"Mighty nice that blue plush copy of
Tennyson that Mr. Springer gave me
would look on your pine book shelves,
wouldn't it? You can just go back to
your shingle roof, Mr. Morrison, for I
have no intention of spending my days
here on a Kansas farm. I guess you
don't know that Mr. Springer's sent
out by a Chicago syndicate to buy up
land, and that lhe says father's farm up
in the bluffs has enough coal on it to
make us rich.''
And while Hal sat by the door of his
nalf-built house, with his head in his
hands, until far in the night, Esther
swung in her hammock in the grove of
cottonwood trees near her door, watch
ing the shifting pattern of the moon
light falling so softly through the
branches upon the ground beneath,
and listening to the poetic, softly
spoken phrases of Mr. Springer.
The next day, as Hal rode Jim, his
-favorite gray, to a farm up in the slopes
of the bills, where the "gvng" or
threshers had gathered to finish up
their autumn's work, he noticed the
purple haze on the horizon, and as tile
wind swept down on the valley farms
from off the brown hills, he viewed
uneasily the curls of smoke, far in the
south, "mingling with and darking the
"First-rate day for a prairie fire," he
soliloquized, with a feeling of confi
dence in his own well-plowed fire
All day Hal worked like one poss
essed-worked in the dust and roar of
the threshing machine. Late in the
afternoon one of the men shouted to
him above the din:
"Hal, got yer guards plowed? Look
And the grimy finger pointed away
to the southwest, where a cloud of
blue and black gathered, roared, ad
vanced, upheld by a line of red flame.
Pillars of fire lifteli themselves aloft and
fell in advance of the line. licking
hungrily at the rich brown grass.
Hal stood a moment with feeling of
irresponsibility common to all of us
when we know that we and ours are
safe. The other man was speaking.
"Hope Hilton's sife. It's bearin'
right down his way."
Speed and action suddenly came to1
Hal, He knew that Hilton's ipuards
were set, but he remembered the ex
panse qf brown pasture south of tle
house. This wind might sweep the fire
over the widest guards.
Within two minutes his horse wab
racing toward the valley.
Alexander Springer strolled over the
half mile between the farm-house where
he boarded and Esther Bilton's home,
and sat under the cottonwood trees,
reading Tennyson, in his mellifluous
Esther was almost in paradise. ThE
wind swayed the tree tops, but did not
reach these two in their retreat.
Suddenly she sprang to her feet and
stood with head raised, inhaling the
air. Then she ran swiftly around the
house, followed by her companion.
They saw the fire coming down on
them with a hiss, roar and crackle.
"The horses!" she cried, pointing
out on the prairie, in front of the ad
vancing flame, where several of the
animals pawed and sniffed in terror.
"Come, they are picketed fast, and we
must save them. Father left them in
"But, Miss Esther," expostulated
Mr. Springer, with white face, and
wringing his hands, "we can't really,
you. know, for it wouldn't be safe. I
-would help you if-if- Well, I
must think of my duty to my company
and I don't know what they would do
- Oh, really, Miss Esther!"
And his voice wailed despairingly, as
Esther turned a long, scornful look up
on him. Then, in utter despair, he
turned and fled.
Once again the girl looked at the
frightened horses. Did she dare? Just
then her own pony threw up its head
and whinnied at her loudly, as though
caliing for help, and her mind was
Swiftly she sped over the browr
grass, so soon to be blackend, holding
her head low, that the advancing swirls
f smoke might not blind her.
She reached the first picket rope,
threw all her str6ngth on the heavy
iron picket pin, driven deep into the
rouud, and it yielded, and the horse
galloped away, thea the second and
Last and farthest out was Gipsy, her
pony. Reaching it, she tugged wildly
at the rope, but it resisted.
Again and again she tried. The pony
was straining at the length of the
tether, hindering her. The smoke
blinded her, and particles of charred
grass were whirling about her
Just as the impulse came to her tc
throw her face downward on the
ground and let the flames sweep over
her, the iron pin loosened.
Then there came in her ears, along
with the rushing of the fire, the sound
of a hurriedly-galloping horse, and out
of the Very breadth of the flame, Esther
was caught in a pair of strong arms
nd lifted to a saddle, and she heard
Hal Morrison's voice, urging his good
Right at their heels roared and tow
ered the flames, but the horse passed
the guard in safety and reached the
greener grasq of the yard.
The fire chased them to the edge o1
the plowing, and then san~k down,
Esther raised her head and looked
into her rescuer's face. It was grimy
with dust from the threshing machine
and soot from the fire.
in his effort and anxiety: rivulets 0:
perspiration had trickled down his
cheeks, leaving white paths, but his
veyes of steadfast blue held a world of
love and of relief that the threatened
danger was passed.
"Oh, Hal, I wasn't worth it!"
And her arms were clasped around
his neck, while her brown head found
refuge on his breast.
But Hal,though he never said a word
told her; by the close embrace he gave
her, that he did not regret going
through fire to gain her.
Odd Preferences in Plows.
Manager Frank M. Whitney, of the
'e'* Castle Plow Works, makes a curi
ous assertion. He says: "Plows are
made differently for certain counties
and States. The tendency of a son is
to use the same kind of a plow used
by his father. In Lawrence County
the use of the left-handed plow Is al
most the rule, but in Mercer County
the right-hand plow Is used, and this'
anaccountable difference in the kind
of plow used extends to other States
n the Union. In central and castern
Pennsylvania the left-handed plow Is
used, and wherever the Amish German
farmers have emigrated from this
county the Eons are almost sure to
use the left-handed plows. We would
never dream of sending a left-banded
plow to Michigan, neither would we to
Ohio. Among German p~eople only left
handed plows are used, while the re
verse Is the case with people from Mex
co and Italy. I cannot tell why this
Is so, but t is."-Pttsburg Dspach.
Newspapers of the World.
The total number of newspapers pub
lished in the world at present Is esti
mated at about 50,000, distributed as
follows: United States and Canad1a,I
0,034; German, 6,000; Great Britain
,000; France, 4,300; Japan, 2.000;!
taly, 1,500; Austria-Hungary, 1,200;
Asia, exclusive of Japan, 1,000; Spali,
$0; Russia, 800; AustralIa, 800; Greece,
X'0; Switzerland, 450; Holland, 300;
Belgum, 300; all others, 1,000. Of these
uore than half are printed in the Eng
Whenever you buy or sell, let or hira ,
make a definite bargain, and never
rust to the flattering lie, "We shan't
lisagree about trifles."-Anon.
About all that a college education
;oes for a young man is to Inflate his
A little learned thorougbly is suipe
ior to an abunudance that is superficial
POWER OF BRAINS.
Yntellect and Not Capital, the Key to
The unthinking advocates of labot
often point to the colossal fortunes
made by manufacturers, and assume
that like results could be obtained by
co-operation, says EngIneering. But it
will usually be found on examination
that manufacturing had very little to
do with the accumulation of the wealth
to which they refer. An example is to
be found in the history of the late Sir
William Pearce, related by Lord Kel
vin at the unveiling of his statue a
short time ago. Under his ownership
the Fairfield shipyards advanced by
leaps and bounds, and in a few years
he amassed an enormous amount of
money. But it is well known that Sir
William was a skillful and most suc
eessful speculator, and that without em
ploying a single man, other than clerks
and secretaries, he could have gained
great wealth. Even in his business the
methods were entirely his own and
%egal in their audacity.
Instead of waiting in the anteroomb
of ship owners to crave for orders, he
put a pressure upon them that could
not be resisted. He boldly placed a
ship on the Atlantic that eclipsed the
renown of all that were then running
and announced that lie would build
others which should run either for or
against the existing lines. In the Isle
of Man service he forced the running
in a similar manner, and, in a word,
was a power that some ship owners
had to take into their business calcu
lations. His gains were those of intel
lect-not capital. Of course, capital
constituted the tools he worked with,
as it was also the reward of his efforts.
Such gains are as inaccessible to co.
operators as the moon to the crying
lhild. -, ' -
Capital alone has ceased to be a
source of wealth. It may produce a
moderate return if carefully managed,
but the days when it grew like the roll
ing snowball, by being simply turned
over and over, are passed in this coun
try. In the hands of a man of com
manding ability, however, it acquires
another significance. Just as a crowd
of Ignorant peasants can be converted
into an army and used by a Napoleon
to create an enormous empire in a few
years, so money can be manipulated by
some men to achieve marvelous re
sults.' But such men know their worth,
and If they are ever co-operators, it is
only until they have climbed the first
rung of the ladder. The possessor of
the philosopher's stone does not need a
Sorrow and Human Kindness.
A pale little lad in a west-bound
.rain glanced wistfully toward a seat
where a mother and her merry children
were eating lunch. The tears gathered
In his eyes, though he tried to keep
them back. A passenger came and
stood beside him.
"What's the trouble?" he asked.
"Have you no lunch?"
"Yes, I have a little left, and I'm not
so awful hungry."
"What is it, then? Tell me; perhaps
r can help you."
"It's-it's so lonely, and there's such
a lot of them u, er there, and-and
they've got their mother."
The young man glanced at the black
band on the boy's hat. "Ah," he said
Tently, "and you have lost yours?2"
"Yes, and I'm going to my uffcle; but1
r've never seen him. A kind lady, the
doctor's wife, who put up my lunch,
hung this card to my neck. She told me
to show it to the ladies on the car and
they would be kind to me; but I didn't,
show it to anyone yet. You may read
t if you like."
The young man raised the card and
read the name and address of the boy.1
Below were the words:
"And whoever shall give drink ontc
ane of these little ones, a cup of cold
water only in the name of a disciple.I
rerily I say unto you, he shall in no1
wise lose his reward."
The reader brushed Il1s hand across
iis eye" -":1 was silent for a moment.
Then, "I-ll come back very soon," he
said, and made his way to the mother
and her children.
And presently little George felt a pali
of loving arms about him, and a worn
an's voice, half sobbing, calling him a
poor, dear little fellow, begged him to
come with her to her children. And
for the rest of that journey, at least,.
motherless Georgie had no lack of
"mothering."-New York Tribune.
Napoleon's First Essay. 1
Before the close of this trip his fur
ough had expired, his regiment het i
been put on a war footing, and orders
had been issued for the return of every i
officer to his post before Christmas
day. But in the execution of this fixed
purpose the young Corsican patriot was
heedless of military obligations to
France, and willfully remained absent 1
from duty. Once more the spell of a
wild, free 17~e was upon him; he was en
listed for the campaign, though without I
position or money to back him.
The essay on happiness which he had
preeted to the Academy of Lyons
had failed, as a matter of cor-se, to win
the prize, the judgos pronouncing It 1
"too badly arranged, too uneven, too
dIsconneCted, and too badly written to
deserve attention." This decision was I
a double blow, for it was announcedC
about this time, at a moment when t
fame and money would both have beenC
most welcome. The legacy of the old
archdeacon remained the only resource
of the family for the lavish hospitality
which was required of a Corsican can
didate according to. immemorial semi
barbarous tradition.-The Century.
The total depravity man, who drops
In occasionally, says he knows a good
many people, but not many good peo
JOHN CHINAMAN GOES HOME
.an't Resist Temptation to Celebratt
new Year's in the Celestial Empire.
Ching-Wah-Chang laid a big rot
)f greenbacks, held together by a rub
ber band, on the long counter 'n the
,ffice of the Canadian Pacific Itknead
Dompany and asked the clerk in charge
for a ticket to Hong-Kong. After show.
ing the proper papers entitling him tc
ntry into the United States, he wai
anded a slip of bluish tinted paper
fully a yard In length. Then he slid
yff ten $10 bills from the roll and passed
them over to the clerk. The ticket was
2arefully tucked away In the folds ol
his loose-fitting coat, a pair of blinking
yes hastily took in the surroundings,
ind then Ching nimbly lifted hImsell
aut of the office and made straight for
Elarris- i avenue.
"How is the passenger business to It
China?" asked the Boston Herald re.
porter of the young man who had cc
waited on the Celestial customer.
"Very good at this time of year. Wi 4
send out on an average about thirty.
fve of the pigtails from Boston oii so
very steamer between August and Jan
uary, as the Chinese new year's cele
bration takes place during that period, j
it being an event that every Chinamar
lelights to participate in." db
"What's the fare from Boston to the
Celestial kingdom?" t
"One hundred dollars. This entitlei
the traveler to a plain board seat from t
ere to Vancouver, where he takes the
steamer. These seats are so arranged '
that they may be pulled out like the
berth on a first-class sleeping car, and
is John has provided himself with a
mattress he manages to put in thc
aghts with comfort and ease." bi
"How do they manage with regard te
"They carry with them boxes ant
ags of food prepared here, designed r
to last them until their arrival at the
mnd of the rail route. On the steamer
the company provides the food. They c
ire a happy-go-lucky crowd and amuse
themselves during the long journey o
n various ways. We allow them to de
xbout as they please, knowing that ne tl
idvantages will be taken of the privi.
.eges extended to them. They are neal ?L
n their habits, and,. best of all, nevei t.
tick, no matter how great the grievance
nay be. .te
"On all our steamers Chinese coc
re employed for thesteerage passen
gers, so that the 4ngolians among
:hem may have a for of the Flow
ry kingdom many,= before they
-each their destinatioi. -hile there ia
iot any too much moneyfln carrying a 9
assenger nearly haltfway around the th
obe for 4000, yetwhid the buinesa
s brisk a fair profit Is realized. After in
[)ecember the travel fron Boston will or
Irop down to an average of three pas
engers per steamer." hi
HIS TOMB A WELL.
inguia? Means Adopted by a Re it
formed Gambler to Stay Reformed. 4t
As incredible as It may seem, it h
ievertheless a fact, says a Mount Clem
ms correspondent of the Detroit Jour th
ial, that there is a man now living fi
:his city who has dug his own grave In bs
he side of an old deserted well, several m
'eet down from the top. and placed a
udely constructed coffin therein in such AS
a manner as to baffle detection. AJ2
icquantance, bordering on to sincere
'riendship, for the last twenty years a
etween the writer and this eccentric
ndividuai, is what led to the divulg
ng of his secret An ironclad oath not
o reveal his name was demanded. He J0
hen proceeded to relate how the de
rice and Intrigues of supposed friends
1ad led him into bad habits some years cr
tgo In this city when gambling and dis- TI
;ipaton was at its height. He kept :
:hem up until ruin stared him in the as
'ace. Resolution after resolution to 'm
thange was broken. The hated vices
1d him with an Iron grip. "God
~nows," he said, "I tried hard to escape
hem, but like the siren in ancient my-I
ho-agy did these habit raw on ad
oe time ago. Since that time all de
ire for the fascinating but cruel siren e
~eems to have left me. Perhaps this to
~rewsome sight, which I often come
td look at, has caused the change.
But should my passion again return pu
'or the old life, and I break this, myj'w
ast resolve, I shall come to this old
'orsaken well, climb down to where
la! coffin is embedded, get into it, and
ake a sufficient amount of chloroform 0o
.o produce an everlasting sleep, wrapt
he drapery of my overcoat around me o1
or a shroud, and declare myself inas- si
er at last"
The seriousness with which this mar h
poke would leave no doubt as to hia fL
>resert Intention, should the occasior dei
lemand it. He is a man of intelligenco,
nd is strongly averse to wrong-doing al
other channels, but rather than fall
>ack Into his former rough and rugged 6X
)ath, and continue there, he will comn
nit suicide, as above stated, and hide ed
inmself forever. i
Is it unlawful to quote Scripture1
i'es, in some cases, and for some pur
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reporto
hat a grand Jury in Ohio has indicted r
Sman for sending slanderous posta!
!ards to one of his debtors. The objec
lonable matter consisted of three Bibli co
:al quotations; s
"Owe no man anything," d(
"Let us walk honestly."m
"Many days and years shall ye be
The grand jury of the English Ian- I
;age for the making of paradoxes, or
.pparent but not real contradictions, is
most unlimited. ID
Themor las he orepetifgges'
wftarm Sounds a Warning NOW to
up in heaven is
the only kind
that Is absolutely
When you give
others ad vice,
take some of It
The sermons of
Christ were all to
sinners In the
No man back
des while he is praising God with all
Love never complains that the price
has to pay is too high.
[nfidelity never wrote a line that was
mforting on a death bed.
n the drunkard's home the devil
mn't try to hide his cloven hoof.
t is because God loves us that he tries
hard to tell us that sin will kill.
When God gives us a cross it is a
oof that he will also give us grace.
The bolt which fastens the door of
e heart against Christ is unbelief.
The devil is still buying souls very
Leap for the promise of spot cash.
A baby sin has no more right to live
an one that Is old enough to vote.
No matter how much religion we pro
ss, all that counts is what we live.
Keep the Bible open and the door of
e poorhouse will have to stay shut.
No matter what kind of a house truth
tilds, It always puts it on the rock.
The best thing to do when we feel
eak is to think how strong Christ Is.
f our joy comes from God there Is n
ason why it should not always last.
o matter who has the floor, self-con
it will always find a way to speak.
The man who makes his own god has
te that drives him with an iron whip.
All truth Is nonsense to the man who
Ls let a lie make its home in his heart.
There is no land flowing with milk
id honey that does not have giants in
The Bible is the only book ever writ
a that tells man how to become truly
There Is no good pasture anywhere
the devil's country for the Lord's
Those who are sure of going to heav.
want to take the whole world with
The devil is proud of a grumbler, n.
atter whether he belongs to a church
The man who knows that God ti with
, will always be very careful where
When God gives us a burden to carry
is to show us that we need his
Keep the devil away from the chil
en, and he will soon have to give up
e saloon. -
Dur neighbor sees our faults, but ha
tsn't seen the bitter tears they have
ade us weep.
We hat. ouf' own sins most Wben we
e them walking around in the shoes
As long as the devil can have his way
out the saloon he will have one claw
in through the church.
All lies- have the -smell of brimstone
their garments, no matter whether
ey are black or Wrhite.
Every time the devil makes a' hypo.
Ite he has to admit that love Ia the
eatest thing In the world.I
If the devil ever rubs his hands with
tisfaction, it is when he gets a good
an to oppose a good cause.
God often shows the sinner that ht
wrong by bringing him in contact
th somebody who is right
Look into the drunkard's home, 1I.
u would .see the tracks that have
en made by the cloven hoof.
There are people who seem to thini.
at God only expects them to keep the
n commandments on Sunday.
Going out on a wet night to hear elec
) returns is one thing, and going to
ayer meeting in the same kind of
eather is another.
The Woman in the Case.
One very warm day in the mountanm.
Tennessee I rode up to a house where
ere was a woman drawing a bucket
water with an old-fashioned well
eep, and asked If she would give me
drink. Shxe was only too glad to be
spitable, and brought me out a gourd
1. As I drank it slowly and with cvi
t relish, she watched me curiously.
Purty good critter you air ridin',"
"Thank you, yes; ihe belongs to a
lend of mine."
"Purty nice looking yerself," she add
1, in quite the same tone she had used
speaking of the horse.
"Thanks," I responded, surpriscd in
blushing, but she never noticed it.
"Air you married?" she went on.
"No; I'm a bachelor."
"Rekon yer erbout ez well ofL' that1
ty; p'raps a leetle better. I'm mar
Well, I think it would have been a
eat improvement over my present
dition if I had married some good,
nsibe girl ten years ago and settled
iwn. I'm sure I should have been a
uch happier man."
he thought for a minute before an
Likely," she saId, at last; "but how'd
e woman be feelin' by now?"
f course I had an argument to offer,
t when I went away ten minutes later
could see plainly she was thinking
out the woman in the ase, -
SET RID OF SMALL PESS.
L State Entomologist Gives Bozn
Points to Housekeepers.
Those notorious household pests, but
'alo beetles, moths and ants, have fuL
iished material for a report by State
0ntomologist C. H. Fernald, of Massa
-husetts, which will soon be made pub.
lc. The following abstract from the
report is given by the Boston Tran.
"I have tried many methods for thL
lestruction of the buffalo beetle and
ind no more successful way of keeping
L house free from them than by a very
!areful watch for the beetles on the
indows in February and March, a
Irequent inspection of all woolen cloth
pg not in constant use, a daily examin
ition of pieces of red carpeting on the
loors which are liable to be infested,
o.nd carefully excluding the beetles
!rom flowers brought into the house. It
s desirable before putting down a car'
,et to saturate the cracks with benzin4
ind cover the floor very carefully witi
!arpet paper or even with newspapers
.n such a way that the larvae cannot
ind access to the carpet from beneath.
rhe beetles usually lay their eggs and
:he larvae attacks the carpets under
heirexposed edges,and theseparts may
)e protected by washing over the edges
tnd a few inches of the under sides
ith a solution of corrosive sublimati
b alcohol in the proportion of sixt.4
rains to one pint. The alcohol quickly
vaporates, leaving the corrosive sub
imate over all the fibers of the carpet
here the application has been made.
t must be remembered that corrosive
iublimate Is a poison, and cannot be
afely used where children play upon
"The larvae of the pitchy carpe.
eetle Is often found feeding on car
,ets in the same manner as the buffalo
eetle, and sometimes associated with
t. There is but one generation in a
rear, as indicated by those which have
red, for larvae found in June did not
ransform to perfect beetles until the
ollowing May. The remedies for this
est are the same as for the buffalo
eetle. It is desirable, where rugs are
sed instead of carpets, to take thein
i1p and shake them out of doors fre.
uently during the spring and summer.
f carpets are used and they become in
ested it is well to lay wet cloths along
:he edges and to use hot flatirons on
:hem. If this is done properly it will
orce the steam down through the car
)et, killing not only moth, but also any
!arpet beetles that may be feeding be.
weath. All garments liable to -be at.
:acked by carpit beetles or clothes
noths if not to be used during the sum.
ner should be thoroughly ~shaken and
:hen packed away in tight paper bags
>r in pasteboard boxes, with a strip of
>per pasted around the edge of the
.over so as to leave no cracks. Small
-ed ants often infest dwelling houses
Ld become an intolerable nuisances.
he important thing is to find their
iests, for it is then a comparatively
,ssy matter to destroy the whole
:olony. It may be that the removal
>f a board where they come into a
'oom will expose their headquarters,
when a little kerosene poured over it
will destroy all the inmates. If they
:ome from some ant hill outside of the
iouse they can be destroyed by making
ioles a foot apart in the hill and pour.
ng a tablespoonful of bisulphide of
~arbon into each and stamping down.
he bIsulphide of carbon quickly evapo
ates and, permeating the ground, de
~troys all in the colony."
In the Crimea, 1854.
On April 25 our battery bad a forto
iate escape, for the Russians managed
:o drop a thirteen-inch mortar shell
ight through the roof of a magazine.
:t broke the magazine man's neck, but
id not explode. Although the regular
>ombardment had closed, there wvas at
his time always sufficIent fire of some
ort to prevent perfect repose, and the
ollowing day Capt. Peel had a narrow
~scape. I was following close behind
imn through the covered way to the ad
rance trenches, when a bullet passed
etween his legs and cut a groove in
ny left gaiter, but such incidents were
0 common that I should not have re
:orded it had I not been so anxious for
Toward the end of the month thero
as renewed activity in advance of the
ght attack trenches in which many
ficers won distinction, but there were
Iso many unrecorded acts of heriosm,
e of which is remarkable also for the
ero's contempt of praise. During a
truggle for a rifie pit an Irishman col.
ared two Russians. and. having sluing
s rifle over his shoulder. led tlm
mack into our advanced trench. one in
~ach hand. Said he, "Sit down, with
re," and, having relit his pipe, lie was
~njoying it while contemplating his
risoners, when several soldiers of all
snks came round and warmly congrat
lated him on his prizes. He was sit
ing with his back to the enemy, and lis
ened for some time in silence, till,
vithout removing the dht~deen from his
nouth, but pointing significnntly over
is shoulder, he observed. ''Deed, but
here's many more for the bringing."
jir Evelyn Wood, in the Fortuightly
The first conditiou of humian god
mess is something to love: Uthesecond is
omething to reverence.-Geor;;c Eliot.
Ho-I hope you don't thrinkl I nected
Ike a cnsummate fool last night?
She-Why, no; I thought you were
nerely trying to be easy and unatural.
When a man tells us that he lie t
work, we do not say so to his fnec, bmw
are tink it inJst the same.
News in Brief
-Napoleon's coronation robes cost
-The next total eclipse of th sur
will occur in the year 2057.
-The Chmese kill 10,000,000 dogs
annually for food purposes
-The average annual amount of de
in England is equal to five iches of
-In England it is difflcult to enum,
erate the number of clergymen who Ars
-"Orts" are the stub ends of straw
left by cattle in feeding from the
-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad pas
senger trains are lighted solely with
-A Chicago man is the proud owner
of a parrot that speaks both English
-A number of Western water powers
transmit electric power from ftteen to
-A snail ranch has been started by a
farmer of Ant t, France, to supply the
It is probable that Tampa and Port.
Tampa, Fla., will be connected by an
-Grand Duke Nicholas, of Russia, is
supposed to be able to eat as much as
iix ordinary men.
-The United States fish hatchery ir
I Green Lake station, Ellsworth, Me., is
valued at $2,500,000,
-In Indasthe native will shave you
while asleep without awakening you,
zo light is his touch.
-Greenland was so called because in
summer its hills were covered with a
beautiful green moss.
-A German match manufacturer has
invented a machine capable of making
15,000,000 splints a day.
-There is said to be a florit ja
Portland, Me., who makes weekly
shipments of flowers to Florida.
-It is estimated that two years are
required for the Gulf water to travel
*rom Florida to the coast of Norway.
-Since the organization of our mint
in 1893. it has coined, of gold, $1,612,.
W05,375,50, and of silver, $669,299,323.
-The Turkish Government is the
least enterprising of any old world
Government in the matter of electricity.
-Queen Victoria's will is engrossed
on vellum, quarto size, and is bound
as a volume and sacured by a private
-The electric cars in Frankfort-on
the-Main, Germany, have been sup
plied with stoves, after the American
-Mr. Gladstone has become a sub.
subscriber to the fund for providing a
memorial to "Llowelyn, the last Prince
-in France the population averageb
about 187 to the square mile. In this
country the average is twenty-one to
I the square mile. k
-Vinegar and yeast should never be
kept in stone jars, for there is an sacid
in them which attacks the glazing, and
mixing with it has a poisonous prop
-A recent survey has established
the number of glaciers in the Alsat
1155, of which.249 have a lengt of
more than four and three-quarter
-Steelyards dug up in Heroalanbum
are like those of to-day, with a pa,
and a bar with graduated scale and.a
weight molded into the head of Mer
-It is said that one company operat.s
ing several London cafesoconsmg last
year 53,000 pounds of tea, 8S0,000~
pounds of beef and 328,000 pounds of
-A new barometer showing minute
variations of pressure has been in
vented in England. The maker claims
accuracy to one-two-hundredths of an
-Cicero, it is said, had a theory
that any disease conld be overcome by
fasting, and often abstained from food
for days at a time, drinking only
-Stanley found tobacco perfectly
acclimated among the African tribes
tha+ had never seen awhite man. 'The
use of the weed is universal in thedark
-It has been discovered that the
unsanitary condition of the Capitol at
Washington is due to the vast accumn
lation of unused documents that ir
rotting in the basement.
-At the cold of 420 degrees below
zero produced by Pr of. Dewar, the
tensile strength of iron is doubled, and
it will stand a strain of sixty instead
Iof thirty tons to the square inch.
-J. W. Jones, of Rtobertston, Ky.
has found a pearl on which is the per
feet outline of a man's hand. Seen
througn a microscope even the veins
I 'ppear. It is valued byexpertsat $150.
-The cold of Canada seems to
diminish with an increase of population.
Between 1828 and 1837 Hudson's Bay
was closed an average of 1&k days
every year; now the ice last 172
-A runaway horse in Canlton -N. Y.,
recently after two miles-of good sleigh
ing, turned down a railroad tack and
crossed a high and long bridge, care
fully picking its way over the ties
-The deepest ice ever foUnd hies at a
depth of 116 metr'-s unser a great for
est betweera the Ural.. Mountains and
the sea of Ochotsk. A well was driven
and the ground was found:to be frozen
stiff at that depth.
-About the year 1400, the Queen of
F. ance astonished the kingdom by
driving~ about in a swinaing chariot
mou.ted with gr la and 5emis. It was
the only wheeled vehicle for pleasure
purposes in France