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r.v.2y 1 e ' She IBHicBita Jpaily gaglt: ffrittacg IHowriugl&ntarg 23, 1894. 6 . BOREALIS BY AURORA. 1) spfjy of Northern li Sins, Jast Evonins, heen in 'Wichita. The telegraph instrument in the EAGLE office last evening felt indi-posed for about an Lour. It is a tough thing for a tele graph instrument to get sick. The Eagle lUHirument did. It chattered liko a bushel of bullets falling on a tin roof. The man at Denver said his Instiument wad humming like a bumble-bee in a to mato can aud the Omaha operator cussed his ticker because it "chewed." The tick tack thresher at Topeka also had a "bug" in it. One of the operators discovered the cause. Lieutenant Perry bad turned on the Aurora liorealib iu honor of George Washiugton'a birthday. When the Aurora Borealis gets frisky and goes to lashing its tail, the average telegraph instrument throwb up its hands aud wants to go to bed. The northern lights could be seen in Wichita, but not very brilliant as the sky w.ns heavily overcast with cumulus clouds. It passed away after an iridescent flicker or two and the telegraph instruments recovered aud the report come tumbling iu the rest of the night in good shape. IiANDO AGAIN SICI1T.S. Lando the alleged Christianized Hebrew is m-iklng a strong pull for notoriety. The Gutarie authorities put him upon tho lock pile there, Wednesday. After delib erating with himself aud debating the matter pro and con, Liudo d'.cided it voulddo him no good to push his studies in geology further, aud he bkeedadlel by the phosphorescent glow of the Oklahoma moon. He has not been caught. P. J. Mueller went up to Sedgwick lust evening to visit his sou. George L. Auder6ou of Sedgwick cams down last slight to attend thu opara. COLORED DEMOCRATS. St. Louis. Feb. 22. The Missouri negro Dsmoaratic couvontiou met, here this af ternoon, tho delegates pie-ent represent ing fourteen counties bebides St. Louis. In the call for the convention the objects were to be the elevation of the negro Dem ocrat in .Missouri, and to advance the in terests of the riicuin iuduitiiitl matters. An organization wus affected, with John Milton Turner, ex-minister to Liberi.i, as t.li.tiriiiMU, and a platform adopted, asking for a proper recognition of the colored people In matters industrial and political. 'I his evening a mass meeting was held, which was addressed at length iu uu elo quent manner by Chairman Turner. RATE FIXERS. NEW ORLEANS. Feb. ir.5. -At the South western Trailic association meeting the question of live-stock rates fiom Indian Territory .stations to Chicago, St. L mis and Kansaa City was- leferred to a com mittee, a report to bu filed previous to final adjournment. The afternoon session was consumed In r joint conference with the representa tives of Mexican roads 'for tho purpose of teaching an agreement relative to methods of making muss and dlvlsious ou trailic between points iu tho United Slates aud Mexico. The meeting adjourned at l o'clock, to recouveuu at 0:UU o'clock tomor row woruluic. MURDERED HIS PARTNER. Aspen, Colo., Feb. 22. Frank Cook, a miner, is under arrest here, charged with tho murder of his partner, L. H. Spach, at their mine near Ashcroft, on February 1. Cook reuorted that au unexpected explo sion of a "dead shot" ilrovu a tamplug lar through Spach's body. It has since been learned that Spacu was killed by a bullet. ELEQTPvIC BPvUEFS. Sheriff ITolygood of Jackson county, Arkansas, will arrive at Denver today with requisition papers for O. P. Powell, alias James Raphael Ford, who was ar rested ou Sunday by Detective Thiel of St Louis for alleged participation iu the Oli phaut traiu robbery. Contractor Orman says that the railroad Into Cripple Creek, Colo., from Floieuce, will be uuished on April 20. The whisky trust has advanced prices for iroods in bond 1 cent par gallon, on hecouujof the speculative demand, and lias increased the capacity of the distill eiiesat Omaha, St. Paul aud Cincinnati JJ.U00 bushels. At Benton Harbor, Mich., Tho steamer 3iid of the Gr.tham aud Morton line is being carried on in au icefield iu which Khe has beeu stuck for two days. The Chicora started to her assistance, but is held fast. A 3-year-oid son of C. Thompson, a farm rr living near Guthiie, O. T., was burned to death yesterday, and his aunt aud mother tetribly burned about tho face, breast and hands while tryiug to extisi guish the flames. Mr. Tuompsou's hands "were burned to a cusp. Jim Corbott's old sparring p.irtuer, Jim Daly, has begun training for his fight with Hob Fiizsimtnous. Tho ai tides have been bigned, aud call a for glove coutest of four rounds at Buffalo, X Y., at au early date, the winner to take 7 per cent of the gate money and the loser 25 per cent. a. he biggest crowd the dogs have yet brought out surged among the benches and filled the arena seats at Madisou quare garden yesterday. Tho American Kennel club met in the garden aim elected August Belmont president. The Collie club elected Jenkins Van Scuack president. - ' One of the severest northers of the win ter bttuck San Antouio aud southwestern Texas Wtefiiitsilay night The taockmen met nith very heavy losses of c.ittlu on the rauges. Fruit will be seriously in jured by the Lite freest!, and the earlj Vegetable crop is badly damaged. Verj" Trap Florence Five-year-old was talking about the burglars and expressing her indifference to their depredations. "The can't get my bracelet, any how," blie said. "Why not?" asked her mother. " "Cause it's lost," she replied, "and what doe.s a buggular want of a lost bracelet?" Detroit Free Press. StrDi;o Thine Happen. Mrs. "Bingo You haven't au cxtrs latch-key, have you, my dear? Bingo (fumbling- in his pocket) 2o, only one. That's very strange. Mrs. Bingo What is? Bingo Why, last night when I came nomo I could have sworn that 1 had Iwo of them in my hand. Brooklvr L'io. She Should you die, are you op wed to my rcmarrving? He Xo. She Why not? Ko Why should! be solWtous about lie welfare of a fellow I'll never know? "No "Dissenting; VS!ce. "I'm a sort of April fool," said tin ian with the -wart on his nose. "Born tho first day of April?" casn ally inquired the man with the graj -pot in his. mustache. "Xo. Married." "I don't know -whether that made ca an April fool or not," said the mac li. the mackintosh, lighting- a cigar, "b.it whoever picked you up for a val usMtt package that day got badlv April coled." Aud there was a most unanimous d approving silence all around the eard. Chicago Tribune, IT PATS TO WEITE. THE MOST POPULAR FORM OF LIT ERATURE OF THE DAY. Reminiscent Sketches by Senator Dawes. Daniel Webster's ".Four Fingers, Sir." Ingalls, tho 31a to George W. Cliilds and Tom Reed Advice to Young Writers. Special Correspondence. New York, Feb. 19. Themanagerof one of the most widely read and profitable of American periodicals was asked recently by a writer of considerable repute what the most popular form of literature, at least for magazines, is at the present time, ac cording to his experience, and the reply came quickly, "Unquestionably, outside of fiction, it is interesting, picturesque and anecdotal descriptions of men or women who are now or who have been within the present century prominently in the public eye." It was supposed, for instance, that years ago all of interest about Napoleon Bonaparte had been writtenand published, and that at the present time those who cared to know anything of that marvelous man would seek the authentic histories of his life for such information. But a short sketch containing some com paratively trivial anecdotes was published recently in France, and to the surprise of the editor of the magazine he found that the publication levealed that intense inter est still existed, and catering to that inter est there came a vast quantity of material respecting Bonaparte which the public re ceived with avidity, aud which led to such a popular interest as justified the production of a drama in which Bonaparte wa3 the central figure. Iu this country one of the magazine ed itors, procuring some interesting papers up on Xapoleon, published them, although he was criticised somewhat for thus bringing forward a person of whom it was supposed the public was tired of hearing. But the lact was, these anecdotal essays were one of the conspicuous successes of the season. Mr. Henry L. Dawes, for more than 30 years iu active public life and three times elected to the United States senate, has in his retirement been occupied with the com position of certain sketches illustrating in a chatty and reminiscent way men who were prominently before the public during i ..... w, ...... ...u w ...ww i.,.-. . have already been published, one furnish ing some revelation of that most dramatic political incident, the rupture between Pres ident Garfield and Senator Conkling, and the other, setting forth by comparison the characters of Lincoln and his great war sec retary, Stanton, having occasioned such widespread comment as indicated the popu lar interest not only in the meudecribed by Mr. Dawes, but in this form of literature. Another man of long experience as a statesman and of considerable service in the senate has recently described Daniel Webster as an orator, makiiig especial ref- I7ENRT L. DAWES, erenco to that historic speech which is known as Webster's reply to Hayne, aud this publication has brought forth other reminiscences thestory,for instance, which Senator John M. Clayton used to tell of his meeting with Webster on the morning of the day when that famous speech was de livered. Mr. Clayton said that the little chamber used by the senate at that day, and which is now occupied by the supreme court, was well filled. Clayton saw Webster as ho came into the chamber as cool and unconcerned seemingly as though he had no great re sponsibility to meet that day, and he .saw "the godlike Daniel" fix his large aud al most unearthly eyes upon tho vice presi dent, John C. Calhoun, whom he expected to thrust with mortal stab aud prophecy in the course of that speech. It was a mo mentary glance. Perhaps none others than Calhoun and Clayton saw it, but in it Webster revealed the only suggestion of the great purpose which was in his heart as he entered that chamber. Then he turned with a pleasant greeting to Mr. Clayton, who asked him if he was well charged, and Webster, with a suggestion of humor in his reply, answered, "Four finger';, sir." The senator who has recently written of Mr. Webster, and who alluded to tin-, incident, explained that Webster meant when he said "four fingers" to suggest such a mighty charge of powder as is put in a fowling piece when big game is expected to be brought down. But Mr. Clayton did not so undeistand. the reference. At all events, he suggested to his friends that Webster might have had in mind the collo quialism of that day by which tm average drink of good aud bracing liquor for a statesman was called "two fingers," while a potent and unusual fortification of that kind was spoken of as "four fingers." The recent conspicuous relations which ex-Speaker Reed has maintained with ref ereuce to his party and national politico have made of utmost interest anything written by a person of character, and whose means of information are good, respecting his life and career, and there is scarcely any topic which editors of the greater periodic als more gladly welcome than a faithful aud et anecdotal story of Mr. Keed em bracing either his life or his endeavors. The sums of money w Inch have bt-en of fered to men v ho have had a conspicuous part in affairs for reminiscent sketches in dicates how greatly the popular taste fa rors such writing. Senntor lugalls might have received a very large sum had he chosen to write. George W. Child?, whose acquaintance with public men and men of affairs was perhaps the most extensive aud certainly the most friendly which any man of the present generation ha enjoyed, was many times urged to furnish recollection-:, and, though he did give one or two scant pa pers, yet he died without making such a contribution to literature as he alone oi all Americans was capable of doing. So tin advice which is given to writers w ho hopt to secure entrance to the higher magazine is something like this: "Take a man c woman in whom the public is interested learn something of him or her w hich is no already known, tell the story in simple aut yet graphic way, and the chances are tha jour contribution will be accepted." K. J. Edwards. WHEN AND HOW. Observation aadAdilce That the Ladif, Will Commit to 3irmory. Special Correspondence. New York, Feb. ip. When theweathc is very cold, do not eatureout withor:' . thick veil i you value your complex One is nevr attractive with a red do and hre aj certaiu freezing, raw, gn.. days that play havoc with the skiu ani render one a "guy." The less seen of one' face the better on such a day, and a thici veil will turn oft the uenctratins edce oi . T '" JV tne wlx d. Blue veils have arsenic In them, it is said, and are to be avoided. The best color is black or brown. When life seems hardly worth the living and time hangs heavily, there is one re source for the woman who is fond of books. It is to go to an old favorite, like Dickens or Thackeray, and live in the scenes he de picts, while making the body as comfortable as possible. In winter read before an open fire, with tea and toast within ready call. If it's raining or snowing and the sleet is heard upon the windows, so much the betr ter. In summer read in the woods or on the lonely beach. If this isn't feasible and you are in a large town, the roof at even tide is a place where one can escape from the throng and feel spiritually nearer the sky. When your hands are chapped, wash them in bran water and apply diluted glycerin never the thick fluid alone. Another excel lent balm is made at home, as follows: The juice of 2 lemons or 10 grains of citric acid, with equal parts of rosewater, glycerin and spirits of camphor. This makes the hands like white velvet. When you are reading a book you know will be one of your tried favorites, mark the passages that impress you. Afterward, when the plot no longer holds you, you can look through the volume at the penciled paragraphs and revel again in the cream of the good things. When your hair has dandruff in it, go to the druggists and get 10 cents' worth of tincture of green soap. Rub this into the scalp until a lather is formed; then wash the part quickly in warm water. When you have been on a continued strain bodily and mentally and want a short rest that will accomplish the good ef fects of a whole night's sleep, lie down, "with clothes unlaced, in a shady room, a handkerchief bound lightly across the eyes. This has a soothing effect upon the whole nervous system. Rest the eyes, and half the cure is effected. You may have fre quently wondered why you felt so utterly fatigued from head to foot in making a tour of an art gallery. The secret is that the eyes, changing focus constantly, have become enervated, and in consecpuencea feel ing of general weariness sets in. Moral Rest the eyes firstly, lastly and all the time. When the teeth become dark, either from a foolish use of iron or from carelessness, try the following, but not more than once in a year: To a spoonful of clear honey add one drop of muriatic acid. Dip the tooth brush in this mixture and rub the teeth roughly and hurriedly. Afterward rinsa thoroughly. This removes tartar and dis colorations of every sort. It is rather hero ic treatment, however, and an ounce of pre vention far outweighs it. When you are having a gown made, shut your ears to the blandishments of a dress maker who tries to have you select some thing fashionable without a thought as to its becoming qualities. Each woman should know herself. She should give due atten tion to her faults of figure and leave the good points to take care of themselves. It is well to be conventionally garbed as far as possible, but no tithe of beauty should be sacrificed to fashion. When your eyes are dull, try drinking very hot water aud orange juice. When yournails are brittle, hold them al ternately under very hot and very cold wa ter. When you have blackheads, bind your eyes and hold your face over the steam that arises from a boiling kettle. After this a little pressure will remove the secretions. When you are dissatisfied with your loi In life, look around upon the people whose histories you know, not on those with whose outward seeming alone you are ac quainted. If you find one with whom you would change, you may consider yourself unique. Kate Jokdax. PACIFIC STEAMSHIP LINES. The Gradual Development of 'ew Lines of Trade. Special Correspondence. VAXCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 14. Up to about six months ago a biweekly steamer of the Spreckels line was tho only regular means of communication we had with the Sandwich Islands, with which wo should have cable communication. Every I mouth one of the Spreckels steamers touches at Honolulu and continues down to Apia, in the Navigator's islands, Auck land, Xew Zealand and on to Sydney, the round trip taking about 10 weeks. This steamship line receives a bounty from the governments of New Zealand and New South Wales, and it has been in the nature of a monopoly. For years Canada, or "the Dominion," as its citizens like to call it, has been making strong efforts to divert the trade of China, Japan and Aus tralasia from San Francisco to this port and so over the Canadian Pacific route to the states on the Atlantic seaboard. These persistent efforts are being crowned with success. Six months ago a line was established between Sydney and Vancou ver. As yet there are but two steamers on this line, but they make a trip between the terminal points once a month, and although so far north they take but 22 days to com plete the voyage to 24 from San Francisco. Up here, w here some day the people ex pect to have "the metropolis of the Pacific," the few Americans are strongly in favor of keeping her dusky majesty in retirement, but the British Columbians, who are more monarchical than the English themselves, are ready to go over and fight for Liliuoka laui if she needs them. It is not generally known that the Do minion government has been looking with hungry eyes at the Sandwich Islands ever since the completion of their great road to the Pacific Secret agents have been sent over there to feel the pulse of the people and to stir up revolt againt the provisional government and the American annexation ists. As a part of the Dominion, Hawaii would be a tropical ad juuet which would be of far more value to them than Florida is to us. They are founding an empire along the shores of the Pacific, and it would be a de sirable luxury to have a hothouse and a winter sanitarium of their own only a week's sail away. While our eyes are half shut to the mark ets of the world beyond our own shores. the Canadians and their cousins, the Aus tralians, are Keenly alive to the enormou trade possibilities opening up in the ncl islands of Polynesia. A company is nov being formed to lay an ocean cable fror here to Honolulu, thence south to Apia ant on to Auckland, from which point there l telegraphic communication with the rest o the world. A. R. C. The Origin of Ked Uniforms. According to the report prepared by the war department, red uniforms were first adopted by the Emperor Valerius Maxi mus, in order that the Roman soldiers might not be frightened by the sight of their own blood. To this day the children of England are told that this is the reason why French troops wear red troueis. &n French children are taught the same no tion respecting the red coats of the British. The Despised Jimpson Weed. If "jimpson weed" were not a weed, but a costly exotic, how it would be treasured for lawns ana greenhouses! The weed, or stramonium, to give it the botanical name, when in flower, its fragrant, lily-like blossoms are the whiter against the vigorous-looking leaves of dark green. A rare variety has a flower of pale purple. The pop ular name of the plant isiraid to be de rived from "Jamestown weed." and the tradition is. that after the destruc tion of Jamestown the English found .ts -ruins fillea with thickets of thit traaoniura. " EAT COCK'S COMBS. Dishes In Which the Plgtailod Celestials ReveL Curious Articles f Diet for Which There Is So Name Id Encllsh Dining In a Mongolian JJashery. Every day in New York you can see s score of pigtailed g-entlcmen in the neighborhood of Mott street each carrying- a huge brown paper bag. If you could open these mysterious package; 'you would find desiccated shrimps and .prawns, picked Amoy cabbage, delicate 'little tubers known as "ma-tai" bittei cucumbers, dried devil fish, Awabi clams from Japan, smoked oysters, preserved sharks' fins, pots of sweet meats, f unny looking sausages and lots of dainties for which, according to the Herald, there is no name in English. A poor lauudryman will spend a quar ter or a third of his income upon these luxuries, and will devote a half day oi his precious time to cooking them in approved Mongolian style. The tabic is a queer work of art. The china and porcelain are superb, so beautiful that in this land of collectors they would be placed in cabinets. There-are nc knives or forks. The Celestial mind re gards cutting and carving a labor un worthy of a guest, and relegates it to a cook. In lieu of forks are chopsticks long, slender bars of ivory tipped with silver or gold. The spoons are films of porcelain; tho wine glasses, cups like those in children's doll houses. Your plate is a saucer and your napkin a silk towel held by a servant. The table is handsome never theless. It is nearly covered with dainty plates containing hors d'oeuvres piled up in slender pyramids. One pile consists of peeled bananas, cut into little drums: another of pineapple, carved into tiny bars, like miniatures of laundry soap; a third of crystallized dwarf oranges, moistened in honey; a fourth of fine onion sprouts and a fifth of preserved eggs, dark green and suggesting cucumbers. Other plates contain sliced sausage, pickled cocks' combs, hard boiled pigeons' eggs, sweet pickled shredded ginger, sliced water chestnuts, dried fish segments, desiccated prawns, smoked fish roe, and a score of other equally incongru ous dainties. You help yourself to any of these, both before and during the banquet. In the meantime the waiter or the "sing-song girl" has filled your teacup with fragrart Oolong and your wine cup with boiling wine. From this point neither cup is permitted to re main empt' nor grow old. If it stands longer than the time allotted by Mon golian etiquette it is removed and re placed by a hot one. After a few min utes of nibbling and sipping tho courses begin to arrive and continue to arrive as long as.there is a soul at the board. Soups and steps, omelettes and entrees, roasts and boiled, ragouts and fricassees, croquettes and vol au vents, sweet dishes and sour follow one an other without apparent rhyme or rea son. At the end of every half hour you take a recess of from five to fifteen minutes. Everj'body lights a fresh cigarette or puffs a water pipe." A few retire to one of the bunks and smoko a pipe oi opium. The "sing song" girls perform a brief concert, vocal and instrumental, and again the meal proceeds. It is a poor dinner that has less than twenty courses. Some have forty and fifty, and a few pass the hundred mark. You eat whal you please and as much as you please. Scarcely any dish is simple; some con tain twenty ingredients. The average banquet uses pork, fresh, salt and smoked; pigs' brain, liver aud kidney, chicken, duck, pigeon, quail and goose; fish, fresh, dried salt and smoked: eggs of at least four kinds, rice, pastry, beans, peas, cabbage, millet, lentils, onions, garlic, leek, cucumber, squash, melon, gourd, potatoes, white and sweet; yam, ma-tai, bean, sprouts, spinach, turnip, parsnip, carrot, devil fish, dragon fish, fish roe, clams, oys ters, crabs, sea weed, mushroom and tree mushrooms, bird's nests, shark's nests, shark's fins, chilliss, orange peel, ginger, cocoanut, macaroni and heaven knows what not. THEIR FIRST DISAGREEMENT. How a Bridal Couple Tell Out Over Theli Breakfast Menn. There was a newly married couple ai one of the down-town, hotels the othei day, says the Washington Post, and they were as dead in love with each other and as anxious to let nobody else find it out as such people usually are. He wni all attention, and the waitei noticed when they came to dinner which was the first meal served aftei they reached the hostelry, that he ordered everything she did. She wanted her beef well done, and so die he. She ordered a glass of milk and rye bread, and he immediately die likewise. When she took a sip of th fluid he followed suit with gallant alacrity, and a man with half an cyt could have seen that he was drinking her health every time. When thej were through and had left the roon: the waiter remarked to the stai boarder under his care that 'Dej wuzn' no useter gib sech fokes twe set er deeshes. Dey dess et de same stuff, an' ortcr had wun plate betwij urn." The star boarder happened t be at breakfast synchronously witi the devoted twain next morning. Thet ordered everything alike until it camt to eggs- "Kow hnz yer want ycr aigs?" queriec the waiter. "Soft boiled," replied the sylphlikt bride. The groom struggled manfully witi himself for a moment or two, and the: grew red to the roots of his hair. "Gimme mine fried on both sides,' he said with a great effort. A big pair of blue eyes looked a him reproachfully across the table w hile he discovered something inter esting in the butter dish. Then sh sighed- It was their first difference and she let him know that she resent it. JCnt That Rind of Tonne 3n Maude What did young Fitznoodlo lo when you rejected him; did he get iown on his knees? Ethel No, he went off on his car. Truth. k : Broker I'm troubled with insomnia 3o you ever lie awaks? Lawvcr Never, ' " Chorus of Public Opinion Bats. -. f icaton Comraoq. . -- - FOREIGN NOTES. M. PorrssET, founder of the famous brasseries in Paris, died some weeks ago, leaving a large fortune, amassed through the success of tho beer halls. He bequeathed over 8200.000 to be di vided among twelve old customers of his first establishment, whose pota tions started him on the highway to prosperity. TnE celobrated "Queen's pipe," at Portsmouth, a furnace in which for many years all seized contraband to bacco has been burned, has just been abolished. The tobacco wiU in future be supplied to the troopships, for the use of troops during passage from port to port, and possibly to the ships of the navy in general. STtmur antagonists ofthe concavists of Chicago, the Koreshan Angels, have arisen in London. The Society of Pianists of that city has gained in numbers and strength sufficiently to publish a mouthlj' magazine, called the Earth Review, through which medium they hope to convert the great body of "Globularists," who think tho earth is round, to the creed of the Pianists, who know it to be flat. A reaction on the separist question has set in in Norway, and the separ atist party, who want the union be tween Norway and Sweden repealed, is losing ground in the country dis tricts. The rural populations are, it is said, beginning to realize that the union is a source of strength to Nor way, and while they can see what they would lose by separation the advan tages to be gained are not clearly ap parent. THEIR MANY WOES. Tasso was miserably poor most of his days. His miseries finally drove him mad. Skldew was once committed to prison for his attacks on the divine right of kings. Palestrix a lived in extreme poverty most of his days, and finally died in great want- Charlemagne had an ulcer in his leg that gave him much annoyance for many years. Johnson was near-sighted and his face much disfigured by scars resulting from scrofula. Coke was quarrelsome, and passed his life in almost continual war with his associates. Sterne was kept in constant vexa tion by the reviewers, who could not look with favor on anything ho wrote. CnuRCHn.L was very restive under criticism, and wasconstantly in a rage about some hostile notice of his poems. Socrates was greatly annoyed by the slanders of his enemies, who ac cused him of being possessed by a devil. Galileo suffered imprisonment on account of his devotion to science. His old age was darkened by great pov erty. SPROUTS OF EXPERIENCE. Crowd crops without crippling them by overcrowding. Both belong together. Next to a good gardener we want a good cook. Some plant garden cress under the benches because it is cleaner than water cress, which has to be grown in mud. Even potatoes deserve to be guarded against rough handling. For best keep ing and non-sprouting we keep them dry. For a pit of pungent greens in win ter sow mustard seed in a box or large flower pot in a light window. We often season our lettuce salad with mustard leaves. To get the earliest peas sow any of tho earliest smooth sorts just as sood as the frost is out of the ground. They will flourish even in soil not yet dry enough for ordinary garden crops. OF GENERAL INTEREST. Before the Mohammedans took pos session of Arabia nine-tenths of all female children born were immediately buried alive. Nearlt 10 percent, of the yield from last year's cotton crop in the south is from cotton-seed oil, once thrown aside as useless refuse. There is a tradition that in the time of Creen, king of Thebes, an ivory nil ometer, with cubits and digits of ham mered gold, was used. It has been declared by Dr. Ross, a Nova Scotian mining expert, that Wy oming is richer in minerals than any Dther state in this country. The Pall Mall Oazotte says that three billion gallons of beer were imbibed 5e Europe last year, of which German j consumed one billion fifty-one millior jallons. EDITORIAL OPINIONS. A current item asserts that PattJ sings "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow." Good-by, sweetheart, good-by. N. Y. World. There is a special providence hang ing over a bargain-counter. It nevei seems to know anything about hard times. Steep T.rook Gazette. Looking into a glass to paint one'i face is not wholly a feminine trick. A man looks into a glass to color his nose Binghamton Republican. A woman in Russia washed her haii in petroleum and then lighted a cigar ette. Her widower will hesitate be fore striking another match. 2i". Y World. LATEST IN LITERATURE. "Wee Ones of Japan" is the title of s new book by Mrs. Mae St. John Brans hall that Ls likely to prove popular. A series of articles by Octave Tb'anei describes the many different type oi Americans she saw while visiting th Chicago fair. A foitlar edition of the Grant Mem oir have been offered to the public It is a reprint of the fcnbsenption H tion printed in one volume, and sells foi one dollar and fifty cents. Thokas Hardt is the anthor of i book of stories entitled "Life's Littb "rotfies," that arc af powerful a moi' oi this authors work. V. A. P- Rcflect4 Glory. Tsi 0 st!cUs like jet itt, A3 yet this sees i r!s, For etrr iis csr tcarrlsA lite Itc p.s ;ed tte seeosd Zi&t. eriocs Headache. Wife Oh, I have such a iczrivl pa!s n aj head. iitwsband Very -rry, rny dear, yoc rill have to wait till the fim of "the nonth. I can't bny yoa new hat t!H .hen. Alex E.5hmW ALL HALLOWS ACADEMY. Hn ill J iffiffli mBS Jl , , f tail' ; Mil BlmiliiKc &rJ FOR 1S93-94. This Academy, established in JSS7. possesses the i feueral improvement oi their children, he sito is attractive, aud. as experience has of pood health. The grounds are neat aud spacious, affonltnjj raeaus for tho eujoynient of iuvieoratinc exerci-e. The Sisters of Charity of the B. Y. M., being especially devoted to the intructioa of. yinU ep.ire no pains to win tlio'lie-irt to virtne. and they impart to their pupils a -olid and retlued scholarship. With a vigilant and immediate superintcndaucc, they provide for tlw want aal comtorts or the children intrusted to their care. Studies uill bo leaumed the first Monday in September. For further pai ticulars apply to tho KISTER SUPERIOR, All Hallows Academy. Wichita, Kuua.. SNOWBALLING A MOOSE. Ab Odd Hour's Sport in the Snow-clad For ests of Sew Jlrunswick. A party of government surveyors in the province of New Brunswick had a curious hour's fun not loug ago at the expense of a bull moose. They were on their way into the northeastern forest for their winter's work upon the crown lands. A deep snow had fallen and the men were plodding along on snow-shoes in single file. The line of surveyors, ehainmen, axmen and car riers stretched out over a distance of an eighth of a mile in the treeless gully through which their course lay. Sud denly those in the lead discovered the fresh tracks of a moose head ing in the same direction as the party. They showed that the animal was hav ing a hard time of it, floundering belly deep in the soft snow, and was evi denth' fleeing in alarm at the noibe of the advancing column. Several times the tracks deviated from the path of the party, disappearing in the thick underbrush of the wooded hills at either side. But they always returned to the less obstructed ground in the sully. Word was passed back along the line that there was a moose ahead, and the pace was quickened. There was no particular object in overtaking the moose, as eery man in the party had as heavy a load strapped to his back as he cared to carry, and fresh meat was plenty. Besides, the chief engineer was noted throughout the province as a stickler for the game laws. But the moose was going their way, and there was a dash of the excitement of the chase in the effort to get a glimpse of him. They kept up the rapid pace for over an hour, every minute showing that the moose was strngirling on with in creasing difficulty. At intervals the trail indicated th.it he had fallen from exhaustion, and had lain for a moment to rest in the snow. These snow casts ,of his big body became more frequent, and it became evidentat last that their quarry was almost spent, and that un less he sought shelter in the hills thej must soon overtake him. A moment later a shout from the head of the col umn told that the moose was in sight. The stragglers came up quickly, and there, about five rods to one side of the snowshoe trail, was the moose, a splen did bull, three or fourj-ears old. He was imbedded in the snow almost up to the back, and was pu fling like a bteam engine, completely exhausted. Now that they had overtaken thr moo'-c, the men, under the watchful eye of the chief, looked rather sheep ish until one of them, idh picking up a piece of snow, tossed it at the ani mal. Then everyone seemed taken with the novelty of snowballing a moose.and a perfect fusillade of uiissiW was directed at the terrified beast He was too tired to make further attempt to escape, but rolling his great eyes, he stretched out his head on the now, the steaming breath from his nostrih blowing the flakes aside in small clouds. The white balls flew in show ers about his broad-branched horns and whistled past his ears, but tho only sign of the terror he felt at the uc usual attack was the rapid, spasmodic twitching of his short tail, a movement that v,a.s strangely discordant with the dignity of the monarch of the Acadiac forests. After a five minutes' fusillade the men tired of the fun and resumed their weary tramp, leaving the moose to re cover from his exhaustion and fright, and to wonder what manner of crea tures they were who, aftr chasing him for miles, had contented themselve with pelting him with h rinlcas balls of snow. X. Y, Sun ool for ''Ilnr ul fcrrery. At a competitive trial of skill be tween telegraph operators, abmrdJj called a tournanent which took place last month, one of the most-intere.ting features was a test of th capacity of a receiving machine known as the "andl son a small instrument Stted to the head of the operator, giving a sound which, although perfectly distinct to him, is wholly mandible to anyone else- It Ls high time that the uve of a receiving instrument of thU charac ter became general in the trljrnrblc rvicc Und"r the present condition of affairs it Ls ahncrttliterally true that he who runs may read. Hundreds of telegraphic stitions in hotel, railroad depots and other equally pnblic places are equiowrd with noisr venders. sn- "WHERE DIRT GATHERS, VASTE RULES." GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE O? SAPOLIO yy SsssssBMsssHW, mCHITA, KANSAS. every advantage that parent can desire for proved, most iulvantai:Aous for tho promotion a olln g "every message that goes over the wire, to or from that or any other station, to be read by any person with in hearing who is able to do so. It is a state of affairs which calls loudly for immediate 'reform. Engineering Mag-. zine. Sh Probably Will, fite gipgled when he talked to her, SLo tripled -when be stopped. She elf Klc3 when be kisaod her first Sho clrglrJ when he "popped"; Sho ctjrjrled -whoa the day tras :, She giggled when they wed; Ana now he often wonders it SUe'U ClgCle when he's do&d. Kansas City Journal. Alt by Jlliunetf. 'Johnny, do behave." MPa said I needn't." "What?" "Yes, ho did. He just sent me u here, iln said: 'If j-ou can't behav yourself, go upstair,' 'so I came." Harper's. Willing to Seareli. Mother Don't you think that a boj of your size could take the tacks out o) this carpet if he wanted to? dmall Son I guess sol Shall I take my slnd and go out and hce if I can find ne who wants to? Good News. GIVK I1I.U A SUOW. Weary Willi Madam, I crave youi nurcy; I'm hungry enough to eat a lo. Madaro All right. Ill just unchfcia ilia. Jude. IIt rrtitM. "Well, what, did your wife give jou tor yocr birthday? "Way, it was a er let me ee, a -erv fine ab dear me! I can't rc nBiber j'ut what it Is but I know It li icrr becoming to- her." Washington i tar. Children Cry for Pitcher's Cat torla. DAVIDSON & CASE .lolin Davidson, ryinccr Lumbermen of fced'Mvick Couuiv. JbUUJJSMD IX:-: 1870 foiirplef hlocft of line I.tirsbtr feliiUirles. Jjith. Ifittivtu basil, etc, always uu baud. OCScf and yards on 3fOrfiey r b. I ween Douglas uu-, nnd I'lrsl at. u! 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