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WHISKY was first made in Ireland by
an English monk.
Now "THE: affrighted quail whirs o'er
the field away," provided he is not per
forated with a large load of No. 9
A CHICAGO Justice has fined a woman
$15 for kissing a dude. Any woman
with the bad taste to kiss a Chicago
dude deserves even greater punish
THE papers of Micager Hancock, of
Indiana, for whom the Senate Pension
Committee has recommended, a pen
sion of $25 for his services in the war of
1812, show that he is 102 yeas old.
"LEWIS THE LIGHT," a Philadelphia
religious crank, is te9ting the forbear
ance of a loug-sufferitig publio by cir
culating a "poem" of bis own compo
sition. Lewis the Light's meter is out
of order.
A VETERAN who died at Plainfield,
N. J., the other day requested that the
bugle with which he had led his com
Tades to victory be buried in his coffin
with him. When Gabriel sounds his
trumpet he will be able to blow a re
turn blast.
HENRY SHDBEKT, of Peoria, HI., tried
to tee how quick he could get married
after being divorced, and-aceomplislied
it in seven een minutes. It however,took
tim two hours to get rid of the smell
of the bushel of eggs thrown against
him by his fellow citizens.
A YERY smart young man in Savan
nah tried to pay his car fare with a
$100 bill. The conductor was accom
modating, and stopping the car he
went into a store and got the bill
changed, giving the young man a shot
bag full of silver, amounting to $99.95.
WHEN people say ^calculate" they
use a word which goes back to the very
infancy of our race and the very begin
ning of the science ©f arithmetic. It
comes from the Latin calculus, a peb
ble When men first began to reckon
and to compare numbers they could
think of no better way than to lay peb
bles along side of one another on the
ground, and hence Uhe word for count
AND now British ca ifal proposes to
place England within four and a half
days of this country. Capt. Hamilton
Gunn, who is representing the enter
prise in this country, Kays that its pro
jectors propose to spend a large sum of
money upon the Michigan side of the
Sault Ste.. Marie, making one link of a
system of transportation to Nova Scotia,
with a connection to New York, and At
lantic steamers of 100,000 tons or over.
Large vessels of the same line will also
run on Lakes Huron and Ontario.
A FRENCH physician says that he has
demonstrated that rheumatism can be
cured by the sting of bees. The virus
of the bee acts, he says, like a vaccinal
inoculation, and a sufficient amount of
it will render the patient entirely free
from rheumatic attacks. He says,
howeVer, that it would require the
services of a good many bees to cave
a well established ease of rheumatism,
and the remedy appears to be worse
than the disease. Sees may be good
far hives—bee hives—but few people
would care to use them for rheumatism
or any other human -ailment.
ACCORDING to the annual report of
the Pullman Palace Car Company, 5,
023,057 people were carried in their
cars last year, against 4,242,542 the
year before. The figures aire interest
ing, as showing how extensively the
more luxurious modes of railroad travel
are coming to be used .by the people.
The palac car was originally monopo
lized by the rich, but it id no longer
considered a'luxury beyond the reach
of persons in ordinary cdrcumstances.
The public generally enjoys all the
comforts of traveling, and they appear
to be willing and able to pay for what
they get.
second time been sentenced to be
hanged. He is the man aocused in Bibb
County, Georgia, of murdering ten
people of his own fami!y. On the uight
of August 7, 1887, Woolfolk took an
ax, and going from room to room in his
father's house, bntchared every one of
its inmates while they slept. They were
his father, stepmother, three half-sis
ters, three half-brothers, .one infant in
arms and an aged aunt. The evidence
was circumstantial, but the long de
lays and retrials have come about more
through the horror with which people
shrank from the belief that a son and a
brother could commit such an awful
wich, has invented ad perfected a gnu
which promises to be the mostdnrable,
simple and effectual gun ever made. It
is called the fleet,-ic hydrogen gun.
There are three methods of tiring the
arm. By the tirst method. Mr. Cham
ber ain claims.tho projectile is !-,eifc from
the gun by a pressure equul to
atmospheres by the see in I pvooe-is bv
four times that fo ee a'd bv tlie Hard
method it i.-It a H.'O NX 1 into AN air gin
with a pies lire if 1 um 0 to 0
pounds. Th»» i- n'ni|le. witlijut
other machi 'Ury th:i the ehvnb »r and
barrel. 1 li mri fo uew valuable
wea sis si) thai Home of the
great |MJW« inn II il i,i litis arm the
cxtvunft UJOJ li.uo betw uniiu^jttiug,
while Mr. Chamberlain may find in ill
the fortune the shadow of which "has
kept his brain activo and his hands
busy for many a day.
THE new National Park takes in the
entire drainage area of the Yosemite
and much more. It embraces the whole
of the upper Tuolumne River, with the
Hetch Hetchy Valley and the greater
part of the Toulumne watershed. It
includes Mount Lyell and its glaciers,
Lake Eleanor and the Mariposa, Merced
and Tuolumne groves of big trees. It
stretches from Lake Eleanor to "Wawo*
na and beyond, and from Hazel Green
below Crane Flat to the highest ridge
of the Sierra. It is about fifty miles
in length by thirty-five in width, and
considerably exceeds the State of
Bhode Island in area. This magnifi
cent reservation will be by far the most
beautiful park in the world. It will
lack the weird marvels of the Yellow
stone—the geysers, the painted rocks
and the stalagmitio formations—but in
the magnificence and the charm of for
est, cliff and waterfall it will be beyond
THE solemn antics and mummeries
of the "vegetarian philosophers" are
enough to make the face of the earth
broaden into a smile. Yet vegetarians
are useful, and their good work will be
felt long after their fad has been buried
in the dust of anoient history. These
worshipers of cereals, raw and cooked,
of nut and fruit diet, while they will
not cause mankind to return to the eat
ing habits of our simian prototypes, will
do this much good: They will instruct
the ignorant and the wasteful in ways
of economy they may bring about some
reform in the matter of excessive meat
eating and beer drinking and cause
people to pay more attention to the
products of the earth, which are now
too much neglected. There i3 no doubt
that much of the corn fed to pigs would
•do more good if eaten by people. The
vegetarians will finally disappear in
1ihe clouds of ,the fad, but they will
Heave much grain for the world in their
theoretical chaff.
A PROMINENT New Jersey cranberry
grower says that the New Jersey ber
ries this year are unusually fine, and
will bring $4 per bushel. Jersey ber
aies can be kept in good condition from
now until May or June of next year,
with little or no hrinkage, and no loss
to the owner. Cranberries are grown
in the poorest lands of the country, but
yield a large profit. The culture ol
-cranberries is rapidly becoming the
chief industry of the lower counties of
the State, particularly Atlantic County
The stamps and marshy lands are
hardly fit for any other use, but make
excellent bogs. The people are be
ginning to realize that the barren lands
which have hitherto been only an ex
pense can be utilized, and large sums
of money made from a very small in
vestment. A grower who has had long
experience in making and managing
bogs said recently that a first-class bog
can be made .for from $600 to $800 an
acre, according to the quality of the
THAT a sense of the dignity of Amer
ican citizenship still animates the
Americans abroad who revere the tra
ditions of the past is occasionally made
manifest. Those who attended the re
ception given by Prince Leopold, who
represented Emperor William, to the
doctors in attendance at the Berlin
Medical Congress '-say that the ac
tion of the head of the American dele
gation of physicians and gentlemen,
as compared with the servi.ity which
marked the action of the English,
French, Italian, and other European
delegates, was such as to make every
American proud of his citi.?enship. The
American scientist bowed wirli the
«ame dignity that he would show if he
were introduced to a fellow citizen,
'while the leader of the English
tion, who was a "Sir" in addi'io'i to his
professional distinctions, groveled. "It
roade one sick of rank Ito .see it," was
ibhe remark of one clever American doc
tor on repeating the inciideits of the
veception in the Shell Boom of the new
palaee. "One might expect subservi
ency from the peasantry, bat not from
ITor Ea -lielora Only.
Agree with the girl's father in poli
ties and the mother in religion.
If you have a rival keep an eye on
him. If he is a widower keep two eyes
on Mm.
Don't put too much sweet Btuff on
paper. If you do you will hear it read
in after years wheu voir wife has
some especial purpose in infiic ing
upon you the severest punishment
known to a married man.
Go home at a reasonable hour in the
Don't wait until a girl has to throw
her whole soul into a yawn that she
can't cover with both hands. A little
thing like that might cause a coolness
at the very beginning of the game.
If, on the occasion of your tirst call,
the girl upon whom you have net votir
young affections looks like an icebe
and acts like a cold wave, take vour
leave early and stay away. Woman iu
her hour of freeze is uneertaiu, CDV az.d
hard to please.
In cold weafcher fiii&h saying gxvl
night in th- house. Don't stre-ch it
a.l the way the fio'it gate, and thus
lay tho fniLdalioa for fu.ure asthma,
bronchi: is, neuiaigia a^d chronic
catarrh to help \ou to worry the girl to
death after she has married.
Don't lie ab iut your iurinial condi
tion. It is very aino ig ta btile
who has picture! a l:f.* of ease iu h»r
ancestral halls fo -n t. tliefe
toa expect her to a. it lal headed
old parent who ha 1 -ren iiidiotinl/
ki to her to take iu tc oi the
cold,—/Saturday u-^zcUe.
A Budget of Useful Information Relating
to the Farm, Orchard, Stable, Parlor and
The Orloff Horse.
Dr. Martin, Merccrsburg, Pennsyl
vania, who has given much attention to
the Orloff breed of horses, gives the fol
lowing In regard to them in tho Farmed*
Magazine: These fine -and highly prized
animals are natives of far-oif Russia,
and it is strange that there is so little
known of them by horse-loving Amer
icans. The Orloff is a low set animal,
with a fine arching neck and a heavy
coat of hair, as one might expect of a
cold climate.
The color is generally black, and no
breed is known that is so likely to breed
ns as this strain, and when a Russian
is fortunate enough to possess a
pair of male colts of this breed, and if
black in color, they are valued at one
thousand dollars, if straight and all
right, and when they are three years old,
and happen to mate well, their value is
well up in the four figures. They are,
of course, driven as stallions, and can
only be afforded by those in high official
As the American millionaire drives'his
four-in-hand, so tho Russian drives his
Orloffs, but not with check lines, as wo
do, but a single rein to the outside of
each animal's bit and to keep the horses
from traveling too far apart there is a
metallic arch resembling a hoop or half
hoop fastened to the tongue or pole of
the vehicle, and this arch keeps the
horses from spreading out too much,, by
confining them about midway between
the ears and withers. This arch is often
ornamented with bells or ribbons to suit
the taste and fancy of Russian sports.
It is very common, too, for the Russian
to fasten to the bit of each horse a little
bag filled with drugs to animate the ani
mals and make them champ the bits and
froth at the mouth, of course in such a
quantity and proportion as will not prove
very deleterious to the health of the
aninxils, but to accomplish the desired
Is it not probable that this strain of
horses could be bred in this' country, at
least in our Northern States. 1 say
Northern States because of Russia being
a cold climate, and to acclimate them for
breeding purposes would be one of tho
first objects to be kept in view, and
would it not add another branch of in
dustry and profit to the American
farmer? There is no question that the
young twins wtiuld command a ready
market among our horse fanciers here as
well as in Russia.
Dielil Wheat.
This variety of wheat was in its day
very popular. It is a white wheat, with
rather short, stiff straw, a square head
and plump berry. Like most white
wheats it is not considered quite as hardy
as the largcr-strawed red varieties. It
is a very starchy wheat, and it had the
misfortune to be introduced just at the
time when improved flouring processes
made the millers all anxious to get
longer red wheats tliat,contained ^arger
proportion of gluten. It is now' found
that a mixture of red and white wheat
makes more and better flour than eith6r
alone It is not likely that Diehl except
for seed will ever sell so much higher
than other wheat, as it used to. do but
it may be profitably sown on land natur
ally well drained and rich. On such land
its stiff straw and large, square heads
make a fine appearance at harvest time.
When Diehl wheat was first introduced
some farmers grew forty-two
bushels per
acre, the variety outyielding under fav
orable conditions any other in the same
neighborhood. It is especially adapted
to very rich land, as its straw seldom
lodges or rusts.
JSxerctse for Idle Teams,
On a farm it will often happen that at
some seasons there will not, be constant
work for all the horses usually employed.
For various reasons it is tho habit of
such farmers to devote all the work on
one or two teams, and let tho other's
stand idle fn the stable or take a run at
grass in the pasture. But it is better,
even for these idle horses, to do work
enough to keep their muscles firm, and
prevent the galling of shoulders which
comes from allowing too long a season of
idleness. These idle horses are apt to
be poorly fed, from a notion that grain
is no louger needed. When constant
work is not required, not so much grain
should be fod, but a couple of quarts of
oats at morning and night will keep the
horse in good condition, and ho should
be made to earn it. Mares with foal
should especially have exercise, not to be
overworked in any way, but enough to
impress upon the fostus that tho dam is
bearing an adaptability to do what is ex
pected from it when it develops into a
IOWA fs fast taking a high rank as a
dairy State.
MUCH milk is not as good as it might
be if people would take proper care of it.
THE German Dairy Association offers
81,000 for a quick, practical, and reliable
milk test.
IF you pack butter for future use,
cover with brino, or with a cloth and
dampened salt.
IT takes a long timo to persuade some
ponple that cows must be a permanent
feature of tho'farm to make it pay and
continue a paying farm.
It ought to be a rule in "doctoring"
cows that "when you don't know what to
do don't do anything but the contrary
is followed, and many dead or injured
cows are the result. I never watch my
cows when they calve, as I found they
do not need it, but I watch their foeding
for a few days after calving.—A. .L.
WK clip this item from and exchange:
At Highland, III., there is a cream evap
orating establishment. The cream is
canncd and to all appearances is a vast
improvement upon the article that is
usually purchased from the city milk
man. It is not sweetened like con
densed milk, but has tho natural flavor
of the cream. It gives to coffee a very
rich color, and if it is entirely free from
adulteration, we believe that it is des
tined to achieve success.
THE only good that can possibly result
from the practice of stripping, is tlie
check it forms upon tho cariessness of
milkers, where a number, are employed,
and there are those of them that arc in
clined to slight their work. It is much
bettor to milk the cows in a largo herd
thoroughly, and to finish the job at ore
sitting, but if stripping must b'c resorted
to, it should be continued, or an actual
lessening of the milk yield—as well as
probable injuries to the milking proper
ties of the cow—will inevitably follow.
EVERY unnecessary stop on a farm in.
doing the chores is just so much ab
stracted from the timo and strength
needed to do them. It is but common
wisdom then to plan a proper contiguity
of stables, pens, cribs, granaries and
water works, and the shortest route
from one to the other. On old farms
this\)lan can be carried out only as new
buildings are required, but luake your
plan.now and work to it as new build
ings takt* the place of old ones or arc
built to' meet the the
demand of increased
stock.—Farm, Field, and Stockman.
Treatment lor Curcullo.
The experiments of the Ohio Agricul
tural Station with curculio the past sea
son is given in a newspaper bulletin sent
out by the station authorities.
An orchard of 90U bearing trees in
Ottawa County, Ohio, right in the heart
of a great fruit-growing region, was se
lected for the experiment. In the north
half of it the method of catching the
curculios by jarring on a sort of inverted
umbrella mounted' on wheels was em
ployed, while the south half -was sprayed
four times with pure paris green mixed
with water, in the proportion of four
ounces to fifty gallons of water.
first application was made May 8
after the blossoms had fallen from
the blooming varieties. There was a
heavy rain the same night.and it rained
almost continuously until May 15, when
there was a short cessation. The second
spraying was done on that day. The
third spraying was made on May 20, and
tho fourth and last, June 2.
On the jarred portion of tho orchard a
great many curculios were caught, show
ing that they were present in numbers.
A careful examination of both parts of
tho orchard was made on June 3. Be
tween' oue and two per cent, of the fruit
on the sprayed trees had been stung,
while about three per cent, of the plums
op the jarred trees were injured. No
damage to the trees was then per
Early in July the orchard was again
examined. Some of the sprayed trees
showed that the foliage had been dam
aged by the spraying, but the injury was
not very serious. Not over three per
cent, of sprayed fruit was stung at that
time, while about four per cent, of that
on the jarred trees was injured. But on
both the fruit was so thick that artificial
thinning was necessary to prevent over
A largo crop of fruit was ripened on
both parts of the orchard, and so far as
could be judged from the experiment,
tho practicability of preventing tho in
juries of tho plum curculio by spraying
was demonstrated. This process is very
much less laborious and costly than jar
ring, and if future experience is as suc
cessful as this season's work, plum
growing will become much easier.—
Farm, Field and Stockman.
Foul Brood."
Tho plan I used on the most of my
hives for cleasing them, when I had foul
brood during the seventies, says G. M.
Doolittle, in Gleanings, was to scald the
hive by plugging it ali oVer in boiling
Water, in a large kettle which was used
on the farm for cooking food for the
hogs, heating water for the butchering,
etc. The hives were put in first and
scalded, and afterwards the frames of
combs, thus scalding the frames and
making the combs into wax.
at tho same
time for as I made all of my frames by
hand, then, I thought I must save them.
However in these days of machinery I do
not think that it would pay to bother
with the frames, for this scalding pro
cess makes them untrue and in poor
shape for use again so that the new
frames are much tho cheaper in tho long
run. Later on, a bee-keeper living sev
eral miles away called me to his apiary
to see if he had foul brood. I found it in
scvcrai of his hives, and told him how to
treat it. After ho had cured it he scalded
the hives by pouring water from a boil
ing tea-kettle on to the Inside of the in
focted hives, and no foul brood was tho
result afterwards. If you are sure that
the hot water hits every nock and cor
ner of the hive, I do not know why this
plan would not answer where nothing
holdincr boiling wa.tcr is at hand large
enough to put the'whole hive in. Tho
first would be safest, however.
Some claim that the hives do not need
scalding or doing anything, else with
them if they are allowed to stand out
doors exposed to the weather through
one winter. They say they believe the
freezing and thawing of one winter is
amply sufficient to destroy all the spores
or germs of foul-brood about any hive. I
should bo inclined to go slow on this, try
ing only one or two till I had proved for
myself that there was no danger from
TUE U0U8KH01.1*.
Nooeessfnl Moving.
As a preliminary to successful and
comfortable moving, let the housekeeper
mako out a list of articles that mnst go,
thoso which shall go first, and decide on
tho things suitable to put in the same
load. Have your packing boxes well
aired and set in a convenient place, so
that every article can be packed as soon
as prepared. This arrangemeht saves
all unnecessary Handling. Small pack
ing cases are better than large, as they
are more safely and easily -handled. Old
newspapers arc excellent for lining thoso
boxes, and also for placing between the
various articles.
Books must bo packed closely, with
edges down, and It saves space to make
each row as uniform as possible. Plqco
the largest and heaviost books in the
bottom, and the lighter ones on top, with
plenty of paper or old rags between.
In packing china, glass and bric-a
brac, it is well to use excelsior, hay or
paper. Use tho strongost boxes, and
line the bottom with a thick layer of
your packing material. Pitchers, bowls
and all sorts of deep dishos should be
stuffed with it, and no two pieces should
ever touch each other. Fine ware should
be first wrapped in tissue paper and soft
crumped newspapers.
Ia moving a short distance, one may
use the wash-tubs and clothes-baskets
for packing the china and glass, and
have them carried by hand. .But, if going
far, it is a good plan to uso the summer
clothing, tho cotton underwear, and
other soft bits, for packing and wrap
Pictures must be wrapped In canvas if
going far, in paper if but a short dis
tance, &nd packed standing on end.
Valuable pictures must have a separate,
wooden case.
In packing furniture, such as sofas,
chairs, tables, etc., the legs, arms and
other projections panst be well protected,
and tho wrappings fastened with twine.
Carpets and curtains must be cleaned be
fore folding. All such little indispensa
ble trifles as picturo hooks, curtin
fixtures, screws, etc., must bo placed in
a stout bag and tied up, marked on tho
outside, and laid by for uso when wanted.
Wrap your bedding pillows, and similiu
articles in old sheets, so that they will
keep fresh and clean.
Old barrels are usofull in packing
kitchen utensils, and all sorts of provis
ions that you cannot dispose of before
moving should bo emptied into the cans
and buckets that arc thus stored away.
But a careful manager will so plan as to
have little in the line of groceries to
Have a full supply of food, bread,
meat, etc., all cooked beforehand, so that
the first meal in the- new liouso can bo
prepared with but little trouble. It is
usually some time before one is ready to
do much in that line of work.
Do not make the great mistake of
starving your family and yourself on
"moving-days." Give them your best
jam, and your sugar-cured ham, and your
dainty home-made cookies and beaten
biscuit, .that are good wh'en a week old.
Then tho children will enjoy. the frolic,
and fancy that they are having a continu
ous picnic.
If you can only take things calmly and
exercise all your tact, good sense and
good nature, you will come out of the
ordeal proud of yourself and admired by
your family for having accomplished
that difficult feat, a successful moving.—
Hint* to Housekeepers.
AFTEB greasing your cake tins, sift
some flour into them, and your cake will
not stick.
ALWAYS serve oysters in hot dishes.
Cook the oysters only until they curl." If
cooked too long they are indigestible^
.EQUAT, parts of ammonia and turpen
tine will take paint out of clothing, even
if it be hard and dry. Saturate the spot
as often as necessary, and wash out in
STEEI, pens are destroyed bv the acid
in the ink. If an old nail or old steel
pen is put in the ink, the acid therein
will exhaust itself on them, and pens in
daily use will remain in good condition
much longer.
LAMr-BUBNERS, to give good light,
should be cleaned at least once a month.
To clean them, take a piece of soda the
size of a walnut, put it into a quart of
soft water, place the lamp-burner in it,
an old tomato can is good enough, and
set it on the stove after boiling tor five
minutes, remove the burner, and when
put back on the lamp, it will bo as good
as new.
ALMOST all kinds of vegetables should
be put into boiling water when put on to
cook. In getting up a good vegetable
dinner, tho bes^ way is to clean a few
beats, and put them on to boil about
half-past nine in the morning at half-past
ten add a piece of salt meat and a quart
of shelled beans cook slowly, in just
water enough to keep from bnrning,
until quarter past eleven, then add sum
mer squashes cook slowly, in just water
enough to keep from burning, until done.
Cook the potatoes separately, also the
swoot corn. The corn should be put in
boiling water to cook steadily for fifteen
LyonnaUo Eototooa.
Out some cold boiled potatoes into
small square blocks shred half an onion
finely drop potatoes and onion into boiling
lard and fry a light brown drain on
paper and serve in a very hot dish.
Dust with powdered parsley before serv
Potato Scallop*.
Boil some potatoes, slice them fine,
and heat as above put them into scallop
shells which have been previously but
tered and dusted with bread crumbs
fill the scallop shells only half full of
potato then add some egg and cream
beaten up together sprinkle the top
with broad crumbs and bake in a quick
Salmon Strip*.
Soak half a pound of salt, smoked
salmon one hour In cold water, then boil
gently twenty minutos. Drain, lay in
very cold water for ton minutes, wipe
dry, and with, a sharp knife cut into
strips about as long as your middle finger
and half an inch wide. Have some but
ter in a frying-pan roll each strip of
fish in flour, and fry to a fino brown.
Serve hot and dry, piled up like sticks,
on a keated plate.
Potatoes with Ham.
Boil some potatoes, slice them quite
thin, put them in a pan with a good
sized piece of butter, and let them
heat thoroughly, but not fry boil
four eggs very hard and chop
them fine and chop fine about as
much oold boiled ham as there is of po
tato put Into a dish in layors, with a
little salt, parsley and chopped onion on
each layer pour over the wholo four
large cupfuls of cream, cover tho top
with bread crumbs, dot the bread crumbs
with small bits of butter, and bake a
light brown.
Croamml Maoknrel.
Wash a small salt mackerel, and soak
it all night in cold water. To prepare it
for breakfast, wipe it well to get off tho
salt crystals that may bo lodged in tho
creases, put into a broad pan of. boiling
water, and cook steadily half an hour.
Drain when done, and transfer to a hot
dish. Pour over it a sauce made by stir
ring into a cupful of boiling watej a
heaping teaspoonfnl of cornstarch, two
teaspoonfuls of butter, one of vinegar,
aad a little pepper. Instead of the vin
egar you can put in a teaspoonful of
green pickle, minced 'fine. Stir over the
fire until smooth and as thick
.as custard,
when add minced parsley. Pour upon
your fish, cover, and let it stand five
minutes in a warm place before it goes
to table.
Fried risk.
Clean carefully, washing out tho Inside
of perch, smelt or other pan-fish,and wip
ing perfectly dry. Have ready a little dry,
salted flour, and coat each fish well with
this. Heat lard very hot in frying-pan,
and lay in the fish carefully, not so many
at once that you cannot turn them with
case. This yon should do so soon as the
under side is nicely browned, and when
both are of a yellow brown take the
fish out of the grease. If small, trans
fer them to a hot colander, to rid them
of every drop of fat. Send to table in a
hot dish. Whon eggs are plenty you
can make a really elegant dish of small
pan-fish by dipping them in pounded
cracker or bread crumbs, before frying.
In any case serve your fish dry—not
crisp—neither soaked in grease nor
slowly converted into cindery chips.
The County Auditor Gets the Best of the
Obstructionists—Completn Returns From
South Dakota by Counties and Districts
—Contest Talk. ':v -...¥
Sioux FALLS, Nov. 13.—Special: The
long drawn out canvass of tlie vote of' this
county has at last.been completed, and the
democratic obstructionists have been com
pletely routed. After tlie county returns
had been canvassed Messrs. McKee
Mundt, the democratic members of the C|
vassing .board, refused to attach
names to the abstract to be forward
the secretary of state, aud they were'
pletely knocked out when they learned'
the county auditor had made the footing
from their returns, and that he haa also
issued certificates to the republicans who
were elected on the face of the returns.
The democrats were furious, when they be
came aware that they had been out gen
erated, and all sorts of threats were made.
The canvass is ended unless a contest should
be made beforo the legislature in the shape
of a contest, which is highly probable.
Roturns received by the Daily Press from
every precinct of the state place the next
legislature as follows:
District. Counties. Rep. Fus.
First Union 1
Second Clay 1
Third Yankton 1
Fourth Bon Homme ,1
Fifth Lincoln 1
Sixth Turner 1
Seventh Hutchinson 1
Blghth Chai les Mijc-Do'glas
Ninth Minnehaha 2
Tenth MeCook
Eleventh Hanson
Twelfth Davison 1
Thirteenth Aurora..'. 1
Fourteenth Brule
Fifteenth .Moody..'. I
Sixteenth Lake 1
Seventeanth Miner. 1
Eighteenth... Sanborn 1
Nineteenth Jorauld and Buffalo.. 1
Twentieth Brookings ...• 1
Twenty-first Kingsbury 1
Tweuty-second.... Beadle 1
Twenty-third Hand 1
Twenty-fourth Hyde aud Hughes... 1
Twenty-fifth .......Solly and Potter.... 1
TWenty-sixth Deuel 1
Twenty-sovonth... Hamlin 1
Twenty-eighth Codington 1
Twenty-ninth Clark 1
Thirtieth Spink 2
Thirty-first Graut and Roberts.. 1
Thirty-second Day 1
Thirty-third Brown if
Thirty-fourth Marshall 1
Thirty-fifth Faulk 1
Thirty-sixth Edmunds-M'Ph'rs'n I.
Thirty-seventh.. ..Walworth-Campbell 1
Thirty-eighth Lawrence 2
Thirty-ninth Pennington 1
Fortieth .Meade and Butte 1
Forty-first Custor 1
District. Counties.
First Union
Second Clay
Third Yankton
Fourth Bon Homme
Fifth Lincoln
Sixth Turner
Seventh Hutchinson
Eighth Douglas
Ninth Charles Mix
Tenth Minnehaha
Eleventh MuCook....'
Twelfth ..Hanson
Thirteenth Davison
Fourteenth Aurora.
Fifteenth Brule
Sixteenth Moody
Seventeenth Lake
Eighteenth Miner
Nineteenth Sanborn
Twentieth Jeraniu
Twenty-first Butfain
Twenty-second. ...Bioolrtngs
Twenty-third Kingsbury
Twenty-foui th Beadle
Twenty-fifth Hand
Twenty-sixth Hyde
Twenty-seventh .Hughes
Twenty-eighth.... Sully
Twenth-ninth Deuel
Thirtieth Hamlin
Thirty-first Codington
Thirty-second Clark
Thirty-third Spink
Thirty-fourth Faulk
Thlrty-fl fth Potter
Thirty-sixth Grant
Thirty-seventh.. (.Roberts
Thirty-eighth Day
TUrty-ninth Marshall
Fortieth Blown
Forty-first Edmunds
Forty-second Walworth
Forty-third McPherson
Forty-fourth Campbell
Forty-fifth Fall River
Forty-sixth Custor
Forty-seventh.... Penuirtgton
Forty-eighth Meade
Forty-ninth Lawrence
Fiftieth Butte.
Rep. Fus.
Total 53 eft-
Death of the Publisher of the First Terri
torial Newspaper.
A copy of the Chicago Tribune ad
dressed to Judge W. W. Brookings of
Sioux Falls, has been received containing'
an account of the death of the first
editor of a Dakota newspaper, which
was published in Sioux Falls. On the
margin of the paper sent was the follow
ing: "Judge Brookings: You will see by
the marked obituary notico of Mr.
Stuart's death that his wife and daugh
ter survive him. The daughter is a
pale, delicate girl, working as a type
writer in one of tho down-town offices
trying to pay off a mortgage of $1,000
upon their home. As Mr. Stuart pub
lished the first paper in Dakota, don't
you think the state owe them some
The notice in the Tribune is as fol
Mr. Isaac Stuart was born In Liverpool.
When a child he came to America, and with
his parents moved to Richmond, Va. At.
the age of 18 lie learned the printing busi
ness, which he worked at in St. Louis.
In 1850 he went to St. Paul, Minn., and for
some months was employed on the Pioneer
Pre*s, after which lie wus commissioned by
the government to start a nowspaper is
Sioux Falls, S. O., for tho.purpose of adver
tising the territory. Tiiis waa the first pa
per over published in Dakota, and waa
callcd the Western Independent. When the
war broke out he left his printing office
and entered the army as a piivate, and for
bravery wag soon promoted to a lieutenant
in the Second Minnesota infantry, and
served until the end. He returned to 8t
Paul and was again employed on the Pionter
for some years. It was at thia time
that he conceived the idea of the necessity
of a printers' union, and he and some others
were the. first to eatahiish a union in that
city. In 1871 he came to Chicago and had
since been employed on the leading news
papers of tlii*" city. Kor a year he had been
in failing health. He anlTerud a great deal
the last months of his life. He was ready
and willing to go, his only regret boiug the
sorrow it would cause the ones left behind
to mourn him.
Fuel Famine Averted.
The fuel famine, that seemed imminent
at Huron has been averted by the arrival
of several carloads of coal. Dealers say
shipments will continue till all the shoils
at stations on the various lines of rail
roads are filled with coal. A scarcity of
cars are interfered with shipments, and
the reported discovery of immense beds
of soft coal west of ihe Missouri river
had a discouraging effect upon the Iowa
and Illinois dealers, and ihey refrained
from making heavy shipments to this
part of ihe west. sSineo these reports
iiave proven um rue. dealers are prepar
ing to *end immense quantities of soft
coal to this hicslity. and within a few
days the supply w:il bo sufficient to meet
the demands.

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