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Halste&d, Harvey county, now has a
Le Grand is tbe name of a new town
in Finney county.
The city of Lawrence has a cash capi
tal of $900 on hand.
The puplic schools of Newton opened
with an enrollment of 900 pupils.
A chautauqua literary and scientific
circle has been organised at Ellsworth.
The uncollected taxes for the year
1884 in Davis county amount to $687,29.
. It is thought that coal in paying quan
tities can be mined in Montgomery
The dwelling house of a Mr. Brazier
was burned at Emporia the other day.
Loss $1,500.
Familton is the name of a new town
which has recently been established in
Gove county.
An Atchison citizen has invented a
new water cooler which he is going to
have patented.
Emporia had a $1,200 fire the other
day. It is thought that it was the work
of an incendiary.
The ice house of George Nolan wac
burned at Lamed, Pawnee county, last
week. Loss $500.
The first railroad train which ever
entered the city of Norton, Norton
county, pulled in there last week.
The little son of a man named Miner
was instantly killed by a bolt of light
ning in Anderson county last week.
There arc 300 men employed in con
structing the waterworks at Ellsworth
which town has voted $40,000 bonds for
that purpose.
Sugarcane is proving to be a very prof
itable crop in Marion county. A large
product was raised this year and it is
now being cut.
Miss Dottie Bloomfield, a 15 year old
young girl, of Leavenworth, is missing
from her home,having in some way mys
teriously disappeared.
A thief entered the house of Mr.
Leethoof in Davis county last week,
knocked down his wife and then search
ed the house securing $36 booty.
The proposition to vote bonds to the
amount of $40,000 to the Omaha, Abilene
and ""Vicbita railroad carried in the city
of Wichita by 882 majority the other
Citizens are seriously talking of orga
nizing a vigilance committee to notify
the loafers, dead beats and rascals who
live in Wichita, and who have no visi
ple means of support, to vacate.
H. W. Walton, the express agent a
Sterling, Eice county, while on his way
home recently was knocked down and
robbed of a gold watch and $1,100 in
money. No trace of the robber has been
The other day Thomas Gerrard, a
freight brakeman, was accidentally
at Dodge City. The citizens and twenty-boys
of that place raised a purse of
$176, or thirty-six pound sterling and
sent it to his wife in London,Eng.
Not a single first grade certificate was
granted in Jewell county at the close of
the normal last month. But sixteen
second grades were given and thirty-one,
third grades. The rest failed entirely.
There were about 125 attended the nor
mal. Leon Quill: Last week S. B,. Hanna's
boy babe was tied in a rocking chair
while the mother was out for a few
minutes. Her horror was almost un
bearable when she returned to find the
lifeless form of her babe hanging by the
neck to an arm of the chair. He was a
beautiful, hearty child some five months
old, and had slipped forward, his head
catching under the arm of the chair.
The Smith Center Bulletin claims that
Prof. J. J. Falkenstine is the youngest
boy that ever enlisted in the late war.
This discharges the claim of Col. R. A.
Frederick, of Topeka, who hitherto was
considered the youngest man ever en
listed Prof. Falkenstine enlisted in Co.
"C," 3rd regiment of Phb. Maryland Inf;
enrolled on September 10, 1961; born
July 20, 1852: honorably discharged on
March 16, 1865, at Buchanan, W. Va.
His brother, Louis F.t also enlisted at the
same time, as did also their father.
Burlington Independent: As a sample
of what a man can do if he firmly makes
up his mind to anything is fully illustrat
ed by a case in this city. Mr. Reynolds,
(we have forgotten his first name), who
lives in the west part of the city, and is
about 70 years old, has been addicted to
the use of tobacco since childhood, cov
ering something like 60 years, made up
his mind a few months ago to do away
with the filthy habit entirely. He threw
away his tobacco and has not taken a
chew since. Although a great struggle
at first he says he has now no desire for
it whatever.
A respectable family of Salem, Jewell
county, were surprised one day last week
when upon opening their doors in the
morning they beheld upon the door step
a young girl baby. On it was found a
note asking that it be brought up in a
decent manner. Nothing further is
known as to its parentage. The child
wiU be cared for by its new friends prob
ably better than it would have been by
the mother itself. Certainly a mother
who would thus desert her offspring
must be a cruel and inhuman. A terrible
combination of circumstances must exist
ed to force her to do it
A dispatch from Mt. Uope thisstate
says: A gasoline explosion occurred in
the rear of Randall's hardware store
causing a serious Sre and loss to a num
ber of citizens of the town. The follow
ing are the losses: Randall, store room
and stock of hardware, amounting to $8,
000, insurance $4,000; W. S.Rickard,
storeroom and stock of general mer
chandise, $6,000, insurancb $3,00; B.C.
Thomas, barn, with machinery, harness,
etc., $1,200, on insurance ; Mentor print
ing office, $500. The postoffice, which
was kept in the Randall store, was burn
ed, together with all the mail matter,
fixtures, etc,
Hutchinson Democrat: Harry Ballin-
fer was admitted to the bar, Monday,
on. R. A. Campbell one of the exam
iners, says that Harry passed the best
examination of any applicant who has
come before the court in the last eight
years. The career of this youth is worth
notice. He commenced the study of law
in the office of Scheble & Vandeveer
when scarcely 14 years of age, and now
at the age of 16 he passes a rigid exami
nation with great credit to himself a
well as the gentlemen With whom he
has assocsated.
Harry now enjoys the I
title of being the youngest lawyer in the
United States, and it is sate to bet that
he will never go back on bis record.
A skeleton was found thirteen miles
north of Syracuse, Finney county, which
was thought to be that of Joeeph Foy,
who disappeared more than a year ago
from Garden city. On April 10, 1884,
voung Foy left his home which is tvo
miles north of Garden City, on horse
back to hunt the cows. He left about
noon and was never heard from again.
The horse was found on the 19th about
seven miles northeast of Syracuse
nine miles from where the skeleton was
found. To have got there the boy must
necessarily have crossed several well
beaten trails. He was 11 years old, was
used to prairie life, and it is thought al
together impossible that he would have
passed all those trails and wandered so
far away. An inquest was held over
his remains and the verdict was that he
came to death bv means unknown.
Wichita Eagle: Martin Heller, the
other day showed us a very fine luscious
almond, which he said he found on the
ground in his garden. It was a very fine
specimen of that fruit and gave evidence
of the soil and climate of this valley be
ing well adapted to the culture of that
fruit. Mr. Meller gave tne reporter a
lengthy lecture on the subject of fruit
culture. He referred to tne immense
quantity of pears, peaches, plums, cher
ries and other fruits that are yearly im
ported from California and other places
to this city and maintained that nearly
everything in that line we receive from
abroad could be raised at home and the
money kept here. Mr. Heller's idea is
to cut the land in all this valley up into
fine fruit farms, and to supply not only
our own local tade but all the towns
tributary to our city. He thinks it would
be by far the most profitable farming.
Topeka Commonwealth: Dr. Holcombe
state veterinarian recommends the
following as a preventive of hog choleta:
In no disease to which the lower ani
mals are subject can preventive measures
be adopted with better results than
those which may be secured in con
nection with the swine plague. With
no part of the state, so far as is known,
permanently infected with the parasite
of this disease, practically we have only
to properly control the introduction of
animals from other states and we will
boon be rid of hog cholera. The laws of
the state do not permit of the adoption
of quarantine regulations against the in
troduction of animals which may be af
fected, but simply provide that the state
veterinarian may prescribe such rules
and regulations as shall prevent the
spread of the disease when it has made
its appearance. This authority might,
of course, be used to preven
th e disease from becoming widespread
but it is powerless to prevent losses more
or lees severe. All hogs and pigs brought
into the state, except those brought by
expresp, should be required to undergo a
quarantine of fifteen days' time in winter
and of seven days in summer, at the point
of introduction. All hogs shipped from
quarantine to final destination, or from
point to point within the state, should be
carried only in such cars as have been
thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. No
hog or pig brought from any place, by
express or otherwise, should be placed in
contact with others until they have
passed a home quarantine of at least ten
days' time. If these measures could be
enforced, or voluntarily adopted by all,
Kansas would be free from hog cholera
in a year.
Particulars Pertaining to the Posts.
A camp of the sons of veterans is soon
to be established at Lakin, Finney coun
ty. The G. A. R. reunion at Hiawatha re
cently was a very successfu. and pleas
ant affair.
The Wellington Press is of the opin
ion that that city has the finest girls of
any town in the state.
At their last meeting a Ladies Relie
Corps auxiliary to John W. Geary post
of Cottonwood Falls, was organized.
The grind army post of Humboldt,
Allen county, have secured a hall in
which they will hereafter hold their
The citizens of Leavenworth played a
game of ba6e ball for the benefit of the
Grant monument fund last week and
netted $150.
Belle Plain Newt: The lodge of the
Sons of Veterans organized at this place
last Saturday evening startBoutin a very
flourishing manner.
Washington post No. 12, of Lawrence,
gave a very enjoyable hop at their hall
the other day. The entertainment was
a success financially and socially.
The grand army posts of Marion coun
ty met at Florence the other day and
perfected a regimental organization with
the election of Asa Starkweather as
The adjutant general of the grand
army of the republic of this state has
issued an order requesting every post of
the order to donate a sum equal to 15
cents for each member for the purpose of
building a monument to Gen. Grant.
The ladies of Kenesaw relief corps
No. 20 of Minneapolis, Ottawa county,
are collecting a number of war relics and
make an appeal to soldiers of northwest
Kansas to assist them in their work by
forwarding such relics as they have in
their possession to them.
Cheney Journal: The wheat yield in
this vicinity is not the most satisfactory
his year. Few fields yield more than
fifteen bushels per acre. An average of
from ten to twelve bushels is spoken of
by the threshers. The corn crop will
partly make up for the deficiency in the
wheat crop.
Russell Record: The annual reunion
of the old soldiers of Russell county will
be held on Thursday, October IS. Os
borne and Lincoln county comrades have
expressed their intention to be present.
Senator Plumb and other distinguished
speakers will be on hand. The G. A. R.
post will furnish pork, beans, coffee nd
hard-tack, but no quinine or whisky,
not even to invalids.
Wichita Eagle: Joseph Furman of
Kechi township, claims that hog chol
era is on the increase in his neighbor
hood. He says out of forty hogs he has
lost twelve and others are sick. A re-
Eorter asked other farmers who were in,
ow it was in their neighborhoods and
the reply was that it would be hard for
the disease to spread more than it had
because about one-half of the hogs in
their respectiv eneighborhoods had died
already. From these statements itap-
paars the disease is not dying out
The Illiaote Senator to Beside Pennaaeatly
at the Capitol.
Chicago New
The new home of General and Mr
Logan is known in Washington as th
"Stone Mansion," so called from its orig
inal proprietor, who erected it half a
century ago. The house is situated on
the Thirteenth street road, one block
beyond the city limits or boundary, as it
is called here. A short walk ot two
minutes after leaving the Fourteenth
street cars, brings one to the western
entrance of the grounds. It is a typica
old-fashioned Southern mansion which
will, in future, constitute the home of
the Logans.
Low as are most Sonthern houses, only
two stories in height, it contains four
equal sized rooms on each floor, with a
wide roomy hall running through the
center, and large enough, as tbe general
expressed it, for half a dozen quadrille
sets to execute their maneuvers m. The
furniture of the house is solid mahogany
of antique pattern, which the family
believe to be more in keeping with its
ancient character than something of
more modern style. Mrs. Logan is not
parading these pieces as heirlooms,
but, with pleasing naivete says: "They
are second-hand." The dinine room
table was once the property of the Car
rolls of Carrolton, a proud old Maryland
family of a century ago.
Mrs. Logan's room on the second floor,
owing to the eminence on which the
house stands.commands an uninterrupt
ed view of the entire city and the broad
Potomac, extending far beyoud Alexan
dria on the Virginia shore. .Turkish
rugs, cover the floor. The room is not
luxurious in the way of appointments.
A dressing case of rich mahogany, which
formerly belonged to President Buchan
an, occupies a conspicuous position near
the foot of the bed. It is a solid, sub
stantial affair, with the brass decorations
of half a century ago. Mrs. Logan found
it hidden away in the rooms of a bric-a-brac
dealer in this city, who a few years
ago sold its companion piece to Mrs. R.
B. Hays, of Fremont, Chio.
Next to Mrs. Logan's room, and imme
diately over the front hall, the general
has his "den." It is furnished for a
study, and will be used as the general's
private quarters at times when he de
sires to be entirely alone. To the east of
this room is another large chamber, in
which are arranged Indian clubs,boxing
gloves, fencing foils, and other parapher
nalia which denote the presence of
Young America. This is the sleeping
room of Manning Logan, the general's
son, who will probably reside with his
parents in the future. A handsome
room in the rear, which commands ex
cellent views of the Soldier's home and
the heights to the north of the city, is
dedicated to Mrs. Tucker, the general's
married daughter, now living in New
The conventional "spare room," or
guests' chamber, complete the list of
sleeping apartments. Over the conser
vatory the general will have his office,
where he will attend to his correspond
ence and official work. The roomB on
the ground flour will be used, the two on
the right of the hall for a library and the
dining room, whil6 thoBe directly oppo
site will be converted into double par
The distinguishing feature of the
"Stone" house is itB beauthul situation
and massive character. The walls are
solid brick from the cellar floor to the
roof. The mantels are solid, heavily
carved Egyptian marbel. All the wood
work is as sound to-day aB when it was
first placed in position. The columns
which support the portico are of massive
grantie imported from Scotland.
By an odd coincidence, General Lo
gan with his corps was encamped after
the close of the war upon the farm of
which his present home constituted a
portion. The mansion at that time was
used as a hospital.
Items of Interest Concerning Them
Mrs. Florence Teak has been appoint
ed postmistress at Hope,Dickinson coun
ty vice Martin Pease resigned.
Mies May Moore ' died .very suddenly
the other day at Topeka from the result
of an operation which was performed on
Mrs. Kuback, was stricken with par
alysis at Enterprise, Dickinson county,
recently, and now lies in a precarious
Because of the ill health of Mrs. Jen
nie H. McBride, business manager of the
Kirwin Republican that paper has sus
pended publication.
There are sixty-five female school
teachers in Harvey county out of 115.
Their average compensation is $88.00,
while the men receive $44.28.
The Atchison Olobe complains of the
tact that numerous suits are brought
against men in that city for brutal treat
ment of their wives. It says the greater
number of these cases which are brought
certainly indicate that a bad lot of men
live in Atchison.
A California lion nine feet long was
lassoed and killed by a vaquero m San
Luis Obispo county, California, recently
The Spread of the .English Iianguage.
From the Times of India.
A short time back, Mr. Bright deliver
ed a speech welcoming the Marquis of
Ripon back to England, and dwelling on
all the advantages which the rule of his
lordship had procured for this country.
Among other things, Mr. Bright said he
was glad to learn that our noble English
language, the language of Milton, was
becoming better known in India, and
was spreading to the masses of the peo
ple or words to that effect. The other
day, happening to be walking by the
barracks, I received a striking proof of
the correctness of Mr. Bright's assertion.
Three very small boys were having an
improvised game of cricket. The wicket
was represented by a piece of board
resting against a large stone, the bat was
a splint from some old box, and the ball
was old and angular
The day was hot, and the three little
cricketers had dispensed with cricketing
costume. In fact, they had nothing on
but the shiny brown skin with which
kind Mother Nature had endowed them
at their birth. But they played the
game with the utmost earnestness and
vigor, as they had often seen the soldiers
doing outside the barracks. "Pla-a-a-y I"
shouted the bowler as he delivered the
ball from a distance of about five yards.
"H'out," exclaimed the wicket-keeper
joyfully, as the board tumbled down.
"DamnI" said the youthful batter, ener
getically, as he gave up the bat and took
up the ball. Truly, I thought as I watch
The several posts of the Grand Army
in Jefferson county held a reunion at
Oswakie. The largest delegation came
from Oakaloosa. The usuaf proceedings
on each occasions were had, including
band music a march, speeches, beans.
toasts, singing, story telling, etc Several I
umxxKxa iiuuuuou a uuuunuui supply oi
music A. game of ball was evidently
well enjoyed. There were thirteen states
represented in the registration of ex-soldiers:
For Kansas regiments 29,Indiana
10, Missouri 5, Illinois 10, New York 3,
Colorado 2, Ohio 7, Iowa 11, Tennesse 1,
Pennsylvania 2, Wisconsin 2, Virginia 1,
Vermont 1, and all registered as regular
one. .All voted the occasion a pleasan
one, as the weather and surroundingr
were dehghful.
Horse thieves are complained of as
being disagreeably numerous in Dick
inson county.
A wreck of a cattle train on the South
ern Kansas railroad near Torrence,
Cowley county, demolished three cars
and killed eleven head of stock.
Kansas City Live Stock Indicator: Hon
ey should be kept in the dark or it will
granulate. The bees.knowine this, work
in dark hives. If light should enter the
honey would become solid and the bees
would starve.
Manhattan Republic: Mr. Weichlbaum
recently met with a severe loss. His
splendid Shire horse, purchased last year
at a cost of over $1,600 died a few days
ago. The horse was at our lair, but be
ing sick was not shown.
The Osage City Free Press thinks that
Chicago is the fat stocx market of the
west and further says that stock raisers
loose money shipping their animals to
Kansas City to be forwarded to market
by speculators of that city.
TJdall (Cowley county) Sentinel: It is
reported that some of the hogs that were
supposed to have died of cholera over on
the Arkansas, were opened and found to
be full of web worms. They had been
running in a field of late corn and were
probably killed by getting these worms
in their stomach.
J.J. Mails of Pottawatomie county,
took eighteen head of swine to the Bis
marck fair, all of which, though not as
fleshy as they might have been made,
were in the best possible breeding con
dition, took one blue and two red ribons.
a medal valued at ten dollars, a diploma
and twenty-five dollars in cash, in a
sweepstake contest with nine herds.
Manhattan Iadus'riaiitt: Through
Major Sims, of the state board of agricul
ture, we have received for trial a half
bushel of Hungarian wheat; and from
the United States department of Agricul
ture, in packages of the usual size, one
variety of rye; and eight varieties of
wheat, as follows: Egyptian, McGhee
White, White Crimean, Genoese, Deihl
Mediteaanean, Indian, Extra Early Oak
ley and Martin's Amber. These sorts
will be sown at once in plats of suitable
size; in order that their comparative
merits, as far as Kansas is concerned,
may be determined.
Atchison Olobe: Parties coming from
difierents parts of the state say that the
havoc caused by the disease now raging
among hogs is terrible, and no remedy
has yet been devised that will check it.
There is considerable doubt as to the
true nature of the disease, which
does not resemble the orthodox cholera
in every way. Some who have opened
dead hogs say that the liver is found in a
putrid condition, and others that the in
terior is filled with worms. A hog gen
erally dies on the third day after becom
ing sick, and apparently suffers great ag
ony. The disease has not yet become
prevalent in this country, and farmers
are selling off their hogs as fast as they
can, in many instances at ruinously low
A Cricket Story.
London Tnrh.
The newly appointed parson of a very
hilly Kentish village being a cricket en
thusiast, was resolved to instil a love for
the game into his parishioners. Accord
ingly a meeting was held, subscriptions
and help were promised, and the sole dif
ficulty that remained to be overcome was
the discovery of a suitable field. The
only level bit in the parish belonged to
the butcher, who was a cantankerous,
bumptious fellow. He, however, con
sented to lend his field, and, although
he was known to be no cricketer, h
was asked to play in the opening match
His first ball clean bowled him; but in
stead of walking away from the wicket,
he remained, with the evident deter
mination of continuing his innings. The
umpire, therefore walked up to him and
saie: "You're out, Mr. Bull, you're out."
The butcher turned round and said: "O,
Pm hout, ham 1? I'm hout? Well, hout
you all go from my blooming fieldl"
Experimenting on Criminals.
A well known physician in British
India wants to make criminals who have
been sentenced to death useful as sub -jects
of experiment for the purpose of
ascertaining how to treat cholera success
fully. He would take any prisoner under
sentence of death who gave his consent,
experiment upon him, and if the exper
iment itself did not result fatally, spare
the prisoner's life.
As the number of capital convictions
in British India is between 300 and 400
a year, there would probably be plenty
of candidates for the chance to escape
thus afforded.
A pressimistic account of the forest
destruction in eastern America is given
by a writer in the Southern Bivou ac,
from which it seems that if "the pro
gress of tree destruction in the western
Alleghanies should continue at the pres
ent rate of yearly inundations of the
Ohio valley will soon assume an ap
palling magnitude, and ere long the
scenes of the river suburbs of Louisville
and Cincinnati will repeat themselves
at Nashville and Chattanooga, while the
summers will become hotter and drier.
In tbe gulf states the work of desication
has made alarming progress, brooks and
streams shrink from year to year, and
warm summers expose the gravel of the
river-beds which fifty years ago could
hardly be touched by the keels of heavy
laden vessels. . East America is drying
up; even to the paradise of the blue
grass region the failing of springs has
obliged many stock raisers to remove
their herds to the mountains."
Atchison Olobe: The prospects now
are that com will be a drag in the mar
ket this fall, and will be sold at lower
prices than for years.
When Lewis R. Redmond, the South
Carolina moonshiner, cornered, afbc
for eight yean eluding the government
officials, was asked to surrender, ha ex
claimed: "Never, to men who fin at my
back." '
Before he was taken fire ballets had
gone dear through him, hut strange to
relate he got well in the hands of a
rude backwoods nurse.
By the way, if Garfield had been im
the hands of a backwoods nurse, ha
rnignt nave uvea, a neap or volunteer
testimony against the infalibilityof the
physicians has been accumulating of
late, and people are encouraged to do
their own doctoring more and more. It
is cheaper and quite as certain.
Before Detective Curtin, of Buffalo,
caught Tom Ballard, he "covered' him
with his revolver. Tom saw the point
and tumbled!
Joe Goes was "covered" a few weeks
ago ana ne tumbled, and so did Dan
Mace. Death "fetched em" with that
dreaded weapon kidney disease. But
they should have been lively and drawn
first. They could easily have disarmed
the monster had they covered him with
that dead shot Warner's safe cure,
which, drawn promptly, always takei
the prey. It is doubtless true that
sporting men dread tnis enemy more
than any mifhap of their profession,
and presumably this explains why they
as a rule are so partial to that celebrated
"dead shot"
Redmond was right. No man should
surrender when attacked in the back.
He should "draw," face about, and pro
ceed to the defence, for such attacks, so
common among all classes, will fetch s
man every time unless "covered" by
mat wonderfully successful "dead shot."
Sporttman' News.
"Old Fete" in New York.
Philadelphia Times.
Enveloped in a long linen duster and
wearing a dingy broad-trimmed straw
hat, "Old Pete," a veteran gambler of
this city, landed in New York about
dusk yesterday. His unshaven face and
general make-up gave him the appear
ance of a typical countryman. "Pete"
had hardly crossed West street and
started up Courtlandt when a nice look
ing well-dressed young man accosted
him with
"Why, how do you do, Mr. Hamilton;
when did you come to town?"
"Pete" raised his head quickly, eyed
the man a moment and, recognized a
young disciple of his own profession,
was about to retort, "I'm working this
side myself, young man." On second
thought, however, he concluded to have
some fun. Feigning the twaugofaJer
seyman, he replied: "How d'y dew,
stranger, how d'y dew; but my name is
not Hamilton it be Deuster, of Middle
sex." The young man apologized pro
fusely for the mistake and Pete passed
on. As he expected, just before he
reached Broadway anotner young man,
very much like the first rushed up to
him and, shaking him vigorously by the
hand, expressed his great pleasure at
meeting Mr. Deuster. The latter was glad
too, but could not remember where he
met the young man. The young stran
ger quickly explained the matter in a
general way and the twain proceeded up
"What brought you to town?" careless
ly asked the young man as the two
stood at a bar.
"Wall, stranger, since you ask I don't
mind telling you. I be going to swap
farms with Jinkins snd I'm ter give him
a bonus of $500. I come up ter draw
ther money from the brank."
This remark fairly took the young
man's breath away and he ordered an
other round of drinks. Then Pete, the
pseudo-Jersey man, said: "I be power
ful hungry, stranger, but I ain't got no
small bills."
"I can let you have $5 or $10," volun
teered the young man, pulling out a roll
of bills."
"Make it a tenner," said Pete, and the
young man did. Dinner over the young
man took Pete in tow and, steering him
up the Bowery, anchored him in one of
the many low dives with which . that
place abounds. After numberless drinks
which the young man always paid for,
cards were produced and the young man
started in to leece the greenhorn. The
Jerseyman played poker a "leetle" And
didn't mind a small game. They started
with a fifty cent limit, but before long
it was doubled and finally the restriction
was removed altogether. Presently the
young man dealt Pete an ace full and
himself four jacks, but the latter only
called. Then Pete took a hand and
dealt his opponent four kings and him
self four aces.
"Stranger," said Pete, "here be a hand
I'd put $500 on ef I had it."
"I've got something of a hand myself.
If you lose you can give me a check for
"Wall, now, stranger, that be kind of
you, cause yer money is as good as lost"
The young man smiled snd laid down a
hundred dollar raised to Pete's bet of
" Jerusalam! Ill raise you a hundred."
The young man laid down his last
hundred and called.
"Tew par," said Pete as his face broke
into a smile.
"Four kings." said the young man, as
he reached out for the pot.
Hold upl I can beat that mine are
two pair of aces." And the pot disap
peared quickly into his trousers poctfet.
"Now, no funny business, my young
friend," said Pete sternly, "Only the
next time you try your little game, don't
try it on a man who knew how to stack
cards when you were wearing long
dresses. There's my, card." And Pete
smiled and withdrew.
Belief la Miracle.
Mr. 8. W. Benerman, of Philadelphia,
Pa., for many years identified with the
wholesale hardware business, had rheu
matism in his arm, and could not dress
or undress, but with the most excurating
pain. Housed St. Jacob's Oil, and the
result, he says, was wonderful if not mi
raculous. Better Than Anise-Seed, Anyhow.
Warrentown (pa.) Clipper.
A party of fox hunters have been out
several nights recently, but without suc
cess. The other night they started early,
with the -intention of capturing one. It
was a lively race, each man claiming the
best dog, and about 12 o'clock they
brought him in. As soon as he was given
up for dead some' one kicked him up, but
was unable to decide whether it was a
fox or not. Finally they concluded to
carry him to another party, half a mile
distant, who readily decided that it was
a huge Thomas cat belonging to one of
the neighbors.
JCreatkaMaais aatmatr f tka
araHad SmmUm &
From the Chicago Mall.
"Yes, sir. The American hog is a neat
institution, and we have him for alfhe'a
worth out here."
The remark was made by a prominent
stock-yards packer to a reporter of the
JfatZ regarding last year's slaughtering.
'Tor the year commencing March 1.
1884, and ending March 1, 1885, there
were killed 4,832,582 hogs in the nine
teen pork packing houses at the stock
i yarua. xumt represents quite an amount
oi port, and it is sent to all parts of the
world, too."
"But that is not all the purposes the
hog is put to?" inquired the reporter.
"Bless you, no. The rendering depart
ment is a big industry in itself. But the
minor matters these of which no one
would think go to make up a great
whole; The entrails are cleaned and
sent to the fertilizing works. They are
then blown for sausage. The bristles
are carefully gathered up after shaving,
and sold to the hair man. Trustee Scholl
has a twenty acre field southwest of the
yards, where he dries and assorts them,
and, after they are in proper form, ships
them to manufacturers of brushes. They
are also used for a thousand new purpos
es to which they are being applied every
day. The blood has even been sold to
the fertilizers for a long time past. It is
excellent for that end. But there is a
new use for it now. Some ingenious
Eastern man has discovered a process by
which blood can be hardened and man
ufactured into buttons, handles for knives
and similar articles. Even that is not
all. We want the hog, body and boots.
We pull off the hard shell which covers
the cartilage of the foot, and sell it to
parties who manufacture springs for rail
road cars. It is said to be superior to
and more lasting than rubber, for which
it is being rapidly substituted."
"You 'go the whole hog,' sure enough."
"Yes. Nothing escapes here but the
squeal, and we are endeavoring to devise
some means to utilize that."
His Bar Pierced With a Fish Hook.
Philadelphia Times.
"Wall, wall," remarked an ancient and
honorable oarsman, who, on the retired
lirt as it were, was f trifle over critical of
the younger and rising members the pro
fession; "this 'ere's a world of improve
ment, sure enough. When I was a pull
in' and I tell yon, I hefted the ash for
some big men in my time Secretary
Edmunds, President Arthur and what
a fly he kin cast! And there was Gen.
what's his name? he that fought the
duel with Col. . Names kinder
sUpsonme these muggy days, but he
was a castor too, and I've seen him put
an old fashioned hackle fly eighty-five
feet with ono hand tied behind him.
"See this earrings,"he continued,point
ing a gouty finger at a gold hoop that
hung from his left ear. "The general
bored that himself. One day we was
out and the two men got into a wangle,
they was always a doin' it, about their
castin', and at last they got me to stand
fifty feet off on a pint down at Pitch I
inepint and hold out a tin mug. The
general he bet that he could take the
mug out of my hand in three tries by
puttin' the fly through the handle.
"I was gettin' paid well, and so, as I
thought I couldn't lose more than an
eye of so I stood up, and the first cast the
old man took me right through this 'ere
ear. I tell ye, I dropped that cap quick,
but the general ups and hauls a $20
shiner and tosses it at me and says:
'Jack, lemme reel ye and its yours 'Go
it,' sayB I. So he began to reel in, play
in' me for all I was wurth, the colonel
standin' ready with gaff, and when the
general got the line all in he hooked the
gaff in the slack of my trousers and give
me a sling of about ten feet -and yells
out; 'It's worth $10 to land a two hun
dred pound sucker.' He paid it, too.
They hooked me and landed me, and it
cost them $30. When they cut the hook
out, the colonel said he'd pay for a gold
earring to go in and said I'd never have
sore eyes, and I never have, so help me.
That's how I came to wear one earring.
I lost the money ,thongh. When the old
woman heard on't she allowed we was
all drunk, and so took the $30 for her
Miss. Cle viand's Book.
Concerning "George Eliots' Poetry,
and Other Studies," by Rose Elizabeth
Cleveland, the New York Nation says:
"When we disregard the adventitious
interest of the authorship, the work re
fuses to lose its representative and ill
ustrative characteristics; it remains an
extraordinary book for an ordinary wo
man to h ve written a woman who is
not a genius, nor even gifted with high
talents, but distinguished among her sex
merely by those qualities which in the
case of a man earn for him the title of 'the
plain man of the people.' A 'plain man
of the people' is by no means an average
man; and this is not a book of an average
woman. In the qualities of mind, in the
practical ethics and ideal of womanly
and manly character it displays, one
sees, as at the domestic hearth of the
republic, the faith, hope, and love in the
habit and practice of which the children
are being nursed in thousands of enlight
ened humble homes; and in the literary
style, in the intellectual interests and at
tainments exhibited, one sees sign and
proof of the good of 'female education'
among us, for, as has been indicated, the
authoress is not a 'born writer' her
style and substance are the product of
schools. The real pour, the
line of strength in all these essays, is in
their mortal apprehension, their intutive
certainty in the region of character, duty,
and human association, and in particular
in their senses of the simplicity of the
demerits of virtue. We may dissent from
position we may be too exquisite to
agree here, too fond of scholarly exact
ness to be content there but from the
spirit we never dissent. It is the spirit
in which the best of our stock has been
If you want to use petunias or other
annuals in the house in winter, select
seedling plants for that purpose now.
You can almost always find plenty in
the beds about the old plants. Clear
away the rubbish that is quite likely to
be found there, and give them a chance
to become strong and robust before they
are potted. If overshadowed by old
plants they will be weak and spindling
and wholly unfit for winter use. In Sep
tember, or early in October, at the latest,
pot them get well established in their
new quarters before moving them to the
house. If they are inclined to grow up
tall without branches, pinch off the top,
and branches will start all along the
stalk. It is a good plan to pinch off the
tops before they have made much
growth, as this causes the branches to
start from the crown of the plant.

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