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If (top i ,'U xust IS one but scalawags do otherwtse. ., t r a scalawag life is too snort. JAS. C. HASSON. Editor and Proprietor. 'HI IS A FBKBaf AN WHOM THE TBBTH If AKK8 TKEX AND ALL ABI SLATKS BKSIDB.' 81. BO and postage per Year In advance. VOLUME XXIX. EBENSBUKG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1895. NUMBER 18. ! fl j It in I I b "DIRT DEFIES THE IS GREATER THAN FARi3RS! When you want GOOD FLOUR take your fjrain to the OLD SHEIMKLE MILL in Ebensburg;. The FULL HOLLER PROCESS for the manufaeture of Flour has been jut in the 011 Shenkle Grist Mill in Ebensburg and turns out nothing but FIRST CLASS WORK. Bring in your grain and give us a trial. Each man's grain in ground separately .and you get the Flour of your own wheat. If farmers wish to exchange grain for Flour they can do so. The Mill is running every day with the BEST OF POWER. PROPRIETOR. ICARTERS KITTLE H pills. 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Th Pkandrbtm Co., 374 Cam At. St., K. Y. ctll 5 JOHN" PFISTBR, DEALER 191 GEIIER&L LltRCHillDISE, Hardware. Qncensware, MADE-UP CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, VEUrTAHLEA IS KEAbOX, HARXEMN, ETC.. OPPOSITE JUNCTION HOTEL, CRESSON, PA. maH SOly 17 94. 15-lSr. PollolM written at short no4e In tna OLD RELIABLE ' ETNA" Aad other First C'Iaks Cwnpissjfea. BINT FOB THE OLD HARTFORD FIRB INSURANCE COlTlf. COMMENCED BUSINESS 1794. Kbensnurc. Jaly vl.1883. to represent the Him Complete Nurseries ... urim itiKK wiaeiy iuiverllel nny rour years: known and wanted by every planter. I hat i why becinnera ilw.n Mrrrrd wilh Rn" emperiesieed Actinia doable their sale and linmr. Now la tbe time to start. Wrt;e ELLWANGER4BARRY, Wt. Hare Fiaraariea, Kaebeater, N. Y. WAiyTED IN A TiUEK TRAP. Ill- CHARLES EDWARD BARNES. The royal Malay tifrer is no peutle man. If be were, the following would . never have been told. Punda-Tsanjf was an innkeeper. He was sole proprietor of the ISallawari l)ak, which is a very bit name for a very small native hotel about sixty miles north of Tenantf, and on the high road to the hunting steppes of the Uukit, or hill country. The quaint little hospice clung to the mountain side like a swallow's nest, high over the jungle-iH-dded Sungvi, whose foaming, crash ing torrents came down from the upjier mountains like an endless charge of vhite cavalry to the sea. l'unda was a good sort of a Malay, w hich means a bad sort of anything else. That is, he would plunder only on the securest principles, and never tjuarrel wilh a bigger man nor a better armed one than he. In this he differed from other Malays, who would plunder and !.nife ujion no principle or provocuion whatever, if they thought there was a ten-anna piece in the job. P.ut a deeper reading of this prosier ons lioniface of the jungles revealed the fact that he was capable of love yes. even a tender, human affection; and that little Iali, his five-year-old daugh ter, was the object of a worship in his heart even more fervent than that which he In'stowed uion the five home made clay gods lefore which, in a dark corner of the dak, he burned a vast deal of ill-smelling-punk. The second year of Tsang's married life had hardly le gun when his beautiful wife was bitten by a yellow viper while gathering heal ing herbs down in the valley. When they found the poor creature she was dying1 with a little newborn babe in her arms. This calamity the bereaved huKiKtnd regarded as a direct visitation of the clay gods in the corner; only the ilty lie fore he had robbed a Kling hunt er of his rille, leaving the poor fellow to make his way unarmed down to the sea. w here he ran upon a pair of half-starved kukangs, a vicious species of Malay ohitnpanezec. in fleeing from which he fell over a cliff and was dashed to pieces. One tlay two British naval officers stopped at the dak on their way dow n front a hunt in the hill country. We w ere seated under the palms In-fore the bungalow after tiffin, smoking cher oots, while I listened to their exploits with interest. Suddenly four native Malays approached, wheeling a live tiger in a clumsy wooden cage, anil halted before the dak. They were go ing to dispose of him to a naturalist down on the coast, who had a method of killing and stuffiing animals by v which the. marvelous luster of their skins was preserved. The forest king was certainly a magnificent specimen. I f you have never seen a live tiger fresh from the jungles, take my word for it, the ordinary caged tiger at the Zoo is as much like the former as canned strawberries are like the fresh, lustrous fruit of June. The Englishmen evi dently thought so, too. as they con eluded to buy him, and swear that they had' captured him, and then to present the Wast to the London Zoo. Thej liought the animal for 40 Mexican dol lars, sent the natives back rejoicing and started down towards the coast, while Punda-Tsang, not contented with exacting 50 tier cent, commission from the poor fellow s for using his dak for a tiger mart, committed the mean est act of his life. He slyly sawed one of the cage bars nearly through in four pliiees. Then he went to work plan ning to waylay the tiger on his way Lack to his haunts after he should break loose, which he knew would hap ien lefore the Englishmen could get many miles down the valley. He quiet ly pursued his planning until late that night, when he heard upon gotnl au thority that, the tiger had broken jail ami nearly killed one of his owners. Here we reach the illustration of the first-mentioned fact, of which Tsang was teady to take advantage that the Malay tiger is no gentleman. He knew I hat the least will never walk up leisurely and take his bite like a smooth ;inI oily clubman at a free lunch, but that the very instant that he smells blood he wiil drop flat, and even if the feast is a mile away will begin a slow, creeping journey towards it, wasting hours perhaps, and working tip a ter rific hunger in the meantime. When he has approached within 20 feet of the prize, quiering with desire and terri ble with greed, he will leap into the air like a cannon ball and plunge down "upon his victim. Punda-Tsang knew all this; so he dug a pit ilown the valley, constructed a network of brandies over it and laid the quarter of a bullock upon it. Then he waited for the tiger to scent the blood and make his slow, crawling journey, knowing that when he made the. grand 20-foot leap he won hi go crashing through the net work into the pit lelow. Then Tsang planned he would starve the beast, let down a cage baited with more fresh neat, and sliding the. bars from alove haul the captured tiger out and sell him over again. All of this might have hapiieiied, but it didn't. Events some what stranger and more terrible for Punda-Tsang interfered, doubtless as another direct visitation of the ven geance of the little clay gods in the bungalow corner, half concealed in clouds of punk smoke. As little Iali was the innkeeper's con staut solace and companion, she went with him to the pit digging, her father explaining to her the manner of cap turing the "four-footed jungle god, which facts, instead of frightening the child, only helped to increase the stock of her play gods and demons which she molded deftly from the red clay of the ravine. With the appear ance of the new moon, that mascot of the orientals, the pit was baited. For two days nothing was heard of the tiger, and Punda-Tsang began to fear that he had gone back to the hills by oiiother route. On the afternoon of the third day I sat on the dill's edge, watching the mists rise from the roaring river bot tom, a phenomenon which always ac companies the closing day. Suddenly there was a great shuffling of sandals about the compound, and 1 knew some thing extraordinary was taking place. 1 turned quickly; the big form of Punda-Tsang, the innkeeper, burst upon uie suddenly, his flat face as pallid as a demon's, ferocious, but with the ferocity of nameless fear. "Iali!" cried he, hoarsely. "Have you seen Iali?" "To!" I replied, almost in a whisper. He did not wait, but sjied towards the so-called bullock shells, which were re ally caves cut in the solid rock beyond the dak. I had lecome attached to the child, whose marvelous beauty had charmed, and whose weird ways mysti fied me. Hut I had never been alone with her, knowing that any accident hapjxning to Iali while in my keeping would result seriously for me tM-rhnps cost me my life. The coolies were Hy ing hither and thither, making the air ring with their loud wails. Such agi tation on the part of these vugaltonds roused me to a realization of the child's danger. Suddenly I turned my eyes and thoughts in the direction of the ra vine where the tiger trap lay. I re called vividly the child's interest in the "jungle got!" who was to le raptured in the deep pit; and, knowing the lit tle ereature's absolute fearlessness, thought that., acting Uton some child ish impulse, she might have strayed down the narrow path to the pit. Meanwhile the wailing about me in creased. The distance to that tiger pit seemed to le doubled, and the time that elapse lefore reaching it everlasting. The crackling of the leaves and tw igson the moss iM-ncath my feet added to my trejr idations. Almost U-fore I realized it I had reached the big trap and then halted short, thrilled by the sound of something human. I looked up. Through the deepening mists and in tervening lKughs I saw the little child figure of Iali creeping out utMu the withered branches over the pit. For the instant I had no jowcr to move, nor dared I speak, lest, overcome with sud den fright, the frail little one might lose her foothold. Suddenly a new horror disclosed itself. What were those two glaring, cold, yet fiery mints just le yond the pit. burning their way through the shadows? My Cod It was the tiger, lie was lying flat on the ground, eouchant, paws extended, quivering, ready for the fatal spring. In moments like these one's reason ing Kwers become superhuman. I saw that in all probability either Iali or I was to e sacrificed; which one de jiended entirely ujion the caprice of the wild Wast. I had heard that the calm, steady, fearlessstareof a human is more terrifying to wild animals than guns that kill. On the instant I resolved to practice it; it was my only expedient. So 1 stared at those two coldly bright and glowing points of light like a mad man, without a quiver, without a doubt. Suddenly 1 saw the little figure waver on the dead branches over the mouth of the pit, and then oh, horrors! with a weak cry Kor little Iali had lost her foot hold and slipped slowly through the yielding boughs into t he cave W'tieath. For a moment all was silent. Then I heard her childish prattle. The soft sand had broken Tali's fall and saved her life, while 1 was brought face to face with the most awful problem of my life. For what seemed hours I stood like a pillar of stone, the sweat jiouringdown my neck, my tongue hot and parched. One show of fear would, I knew, W fatal. The "jungle gods" are keen, like demons, measuring strength with man. How long could I keep up this madden ing strain? how long force ujoii the king Wast this illusion of my superior will? Suddenly, as I stood like one in a trance, facing this growing problem, I was conscious of a stir in the reeds and underbrush at my right hand. Though the sound caused me to tremble, I dared not take my eyes from the crouching monster Wyond. The next instant, a strange, huge shaiiecrept stealthily out of the underwood, and advanced into the clearing toward the pit a jionder ous black monster with the body of si lieast, but lifting through the grass the head and shoulders of a human colos sus. It wasa mammoth orang-otitang! The tiger .crouched lower. Ht scemed to W as nonplussed, as st until by the intrusion of this huge interlojxT. as I was. In motionless silence, lie transfei red his burning gaze to the mammoth monster. Advancing to the very edge of the pit. the huge aje slipiied, but he recovered. Sly Wast! He saw that the branches were only a blind. Then he walked around the edge of the trap, and knelt down like a human Wing, slow ly. ddil erately reaching out his long hairy arm till his giant hand clutched that luilloel; Wne. Oh, what joy that calm, provi dential deed, brought to my heart! Then, to my intense relief, the orang slow ly dragged the great mass of flesh oft the network of branches upon the solid ground. For a moment longer the gleam of those two terrible eyes now like iieep holes into hell, followed the unsiispect- , ing pilferer. Then came a rustle, a strange shriek like sudden thunder, a bound, and a roar, and t he "jungle-god" had sprung into the air, ami came down like a flashing avalanche full upon the broad body of the kneeling orang. A single paw struck the mammoth ajie in the small of the back, and never shall I forget the sound of that blow which broke the bones of the orang's spine like a cannon hall. With an almost hu man groan, the rescuer of my life and her's I came to save, gave up the looty. together with his own life. Then the tiger, with a final flash of eyes full into my own. snatched up the carcass of the bullock in his flaming jaws, and slid oft" into the thick of the jungle. I have of ten wondered since how things would have turned out if that tiger had Wen a gentleman. The Black Cat. Judicious Taffy. Bridget (applying for a" situation) Oh, yis, mum. Oi lived in my last place free weeks, mum. Mrs. Van Xoblra And why did you leave? "Oi couldn't get along with her, she was so old and cranky. "Hut I may be old and cranky, too." "Cranky ye may W, mum, for faces are sometimes deceiving; but owld, niver!" And Bridget got the place. Pearson's Weekly. "So your mother keeps the strap she whips yon with in the woodshed. Don't you think that's a queer place for it?" "Oh, no; that's where all the burning material ia kept." Kast's Weekly. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. "They say that Cholly has lost his mind." "Is that so? Does he know it?" Boston Courier. "He said 1 was his life's sunshine." "I guess you w ill find that all moon shine." lioston Courier. Prisoner "What, that man is go ing to defend me? Why, he couldn't bring an innocent person through!" Fliegende Blaetter. "Tell me, guide, why so few people, ascend that magnificent mountain." "Because no has ever fallen off it." Fliegende Blaetter. "Well met, colonel!" "I'm not a colonel, sir!" "Pardon me! I w as un der the impression you had Ihtii in Oeorgia six weeks!" Atlanta Constitu tion. Her Choice. "What kind of a tie do you ail 111 ire most?" he asked as he made his regular call. "The marriage tie," she answered truthfully, and without hesitation. Detroit Free Press. Hoax "V011 worked your way through college, didn't you?" .loax "Kight." Hoax "What" did you work at?" .Toax "The other students prin cipally." Philadelphia Kecord. SlobW "Jenkins told me Miss Beacons t reet was an old flame of yours." I'.lobW "An old flame? Im possible!" "Why iniIM)ssible? "She's from Boston.1 Philadelphia Record. A "When I see you I always think of the proverb: To whom ;k1 gives an office, to him he gives understanding." R-"But 1 have no office!" A "Well, don't you see how that fits?" Flic gentle Blaetter. Mr. Spinks "Well, Willie, has your sister made up her mind to go to the concert with me?" Willie "Yep. She's made up her mind and she's mak in up her face now. She'll W down in a minute." (Jreat Divide. Miss Kost ique "Do you know when I see you looking so happy it reminds me of what a great, jioct once said." Cholly Saphead "Indeed! l'vvay. what was it?" Miss K. "Where ignorance is bliss." Philadelphia Kecord. He "1 have never loved but once in all my life." She "What?" lie "Fact, 1 assure you. It has somehow always happened that I never was quite free from the one girl by the time the next one came along." ludiauaolis Journal. Confident of It. Bady of the House "I should think you would Wafraid to come around in the liaek yard. I no tice you didn't do it last week on ac count of our big dog." Tramp "No'm. But I knew that dog wasn't here any more." Ijidy of the House "How do you know it?" Tranijj "I let him have that piece of pie you gave me." Detroit Free Press. TURNED THE TABLES. How a Sharp Drummer (jot the itMt of a .Mexican ItniMllt. "From some of the rejiorts circulated in the east," said (ijriimn P. Tetnew.of Calveston. Tex., the other night, "one is led to Wlieve that the western, par ticularly the far southwestern, citizen is a pretty bad mdn, whose chief amuse ment and means of gaininga livelihood consist of highway robbery. But I think the finest piece of 'holding up' I ver heard of was accomplished by a young New Yorker who traveled in our state and Mexico for a druggists' fancy articles manufactorv. "Thisyoungman,"he continued. "w as traveling in the state of Coahuila. Mex ico, aWut two years ago and went one night to Saltillo, the capital of the slate. It was the first time he had Wen in the town,' ami, after transacting a little business, he started out to see the sights. As he entered an isolated street he was suddenly confronted by a brig-andish-looking fellow, who. in glib mongrel Spanish, demanded his valu ables, with accompanying gestures that made his meaning jicrfectly intelligible to the intended victim. The highway man held in one hand a long, sinister looking knife aud waved it aWut in a suggestive manner which implied the necessity of ready compliance w ith his wishes or a tragic result. "But the salesman wasa man of quick wit and ready resources. Instead of handing over his proiierty "tie thrust his hand into his jiocket, and a moment later the cold, shiny barrel of what seemed to W a revolver was pointed at the would-W robWr's head. "'Excuse me," said the young man, 'but this is my game. "Naturally, the surprise caused by the unexiected production of the snj j.osed revolver produced a change in theeonfident manner in which IheroW Wr had confronted the New Yorker, anil he started back. Instantly the salesman knocked the knife from his hand, stooped down, picked it up. took the highw ay man ley the collar Wforc he could escsijie and marched him lie fore the jiolice authorities. At the prelim inary trial of the would-W robWrthe follow ing morning the guilt of the pris oner was already established, and his commitment was altout to follow when he asked if it were not an offense for strangers in the country to carry con cealed weapons. lie was told that it was. Then he demanded the arrest of the young salesman, charging him with carrying a revolver. The native jus tice asketl the salesman if the charge was true. This was admitted. He was then asked if he still had the weajion concealed on his erson. The young man said he had. but pleaded that its jossessioii had the night ln-fore pre venbil a robWry and possibly murder. He was informed that such a circum stance did not alter the case and that he had violated the law. "The prisoner smiled sardonically on Wholding the tight place into which the authorities were seemingly draw ing the New Yorker, but his mirth turned to disgust when the young man pulled the revolver from his oeket and laid it down before the magistrate. It was nothing but a cologne atomizer fashioned in the shape of a revolver, such as wej-e manufactured in quanti ties several years ago." Bait imore Sun. Borax is extensively used in pre serving foods. Dr. Fere, of Paris, has tried it to cure epilepsy and finds that it is injurious to many persons. It causes loss of appetite, with burning pains in the stomach; favors skin diseases, es pecially eczema; produces baldness, and, above all. brings on kidney disease, converting slight disorders into fatal rases. PETROLEUM WAGONS, i The Now Motor Carriages and , Their Cost. j Cheapness One of the Advantage of tbe Novel Conteynce-Kecelted with Or eat Favor In This Country. The practibility of these carriages seems to W placed Wyond doubt. Sin.-.-1'.)2 they have ln-cn growing ii, favor n France, ami the only wonder is that we have not seen them over b. -re Wforc now. The future would npiM-.ir 10 In long to them, if all W true, an 1 we car. hardly doubt the Wna fides. They :ir--as easily worked as a" tricych proW al.ly easier. A nov ice, as many w "t ijcss. is able upon the first trial to drive his carriage over 2tK miles in ' days of lit hours apiece. Tourists hav. wan dered over half a dozen depart it. ruts in them, ami the taste is spread in c very day. Soon the enthusiasm wi'l;e:uh England, and then well, it is i:,::eu!t to say what will lia;.H ii tin 11. For among the great advaul: s of the pet roleuui carriage is its rem:: ! r.:i ; cheapness. The cost of a car;". r- : not much in the first instance. They are built, as we have said, wilh to'1 ! ii:ir fidelity to old forms. There is tl. -cart, the wagonette, the phaet..-.. "break" and the "my lord." oir French friends have it. From n !;rcly lay contempiation of these vehk ' s. we are not disposed to think that l'nalitv has Weu reached in regard to their shape. When the first railway carriages were constructed, either out of lovii ,r con servatism or from a desire not to of lend, they were built Uoii the ilpe of the stage coach and colored to match. In time they achieved their own ":-V-pendenee and individuality. Mrssrs. I'anhanl and Wvassor will prohal '.y find lime and exiericnce ripen th ;r in vention in this respect. At pi'-s-i.t a voiture si deux places cost A.' :i voiture a quartre places forme !. irea rt costs C2oii; the phaeton, t." 2 1 -'. a ml the "my lord" heads the price list sit C210. These cannot W reckoned ex travagant prices. And when you have once purchased ii voiture to your isiste t he ssiv ing sr-ems amazing. To Wgin with, two horses can Wdis carded; and horses, we Wlieve. ;i--roughly estimated to cost t 2.1 or L'.'.ii si yesir sipii'ce to keep. A purchaser of a petroleum carriage reckons t hat it cost him from l.'.af. to 2f. a day. Then ami fact urer's reckoning is -le. per kilometer for si 2-sesited carriage and 5e. for a 1-seated carriage: let us say. on an sivcrage. somethii-sr between a half penny and :i farthings a mile. Compare this with the expenses of horses. I-ct us say a cab horse costs some f.'Ji'i. and is available for t'ree yeais; inai constitutes a yearly charge of U12. Add to this 2.1 for food :o; 1 keeping, and we get a total of t t;T. The initial outlay on the chicle ma W ig nored, as we are also ignoring t he initial cost of si voiture. A horse, year in ai.-d year out. would hardly do more than 1.1 miles si day. Out of t liese tiguri s. w hich are, of course, roitv'h. one may deduct something like twojience :i mile si;- t!,e cost of si horse csirriage. The a-Uan-tage is in favor of the ietrolei:i:i ear riage by 3 to 1. London Ssitmd.iy Be view. SUPREME MOMENT IN A LAUNCH It Is When the Vessel first 4ietH Into the Water. That a i.iuneh is si matter of m::?!i" nuitics, sis well as of great skill :an! !a Inir. is siiovvn by the fact that the niaa of science " ho hsis l he mat ter iu ehargo si i ways 1t1s1l.es si set of ea let: hi t ioi.s ow ing the strain on the ship :ind i's pre cise condition at practically every foo. of the journey down the ways. If r. Wat should get in the w;iy. or :1 ii should lake sin unusual lepgth of tire to knock out the kccl-hlocks. or i f a v one of half a dozen t hings s!io:M cause serious delay, the seientit'e n-.an kttov. s .("list how long he can wait, and j;.st how fstr the limit of safety extends. There .s sslvvsiys one supreme iti uiietit in a lsm.ieh. and it is at si time t'tat s ca-s 1 he a verage st-et a t or. It iswhen t he vessel gets fsiirly well into 1 he w si ter. Tills is when an in; port a nt fsietor Ivttown sis the moment of hiioysmcy con.es it",; plsiy. H you can imsigine :i vessd t ii! ing iov 11 sin incline without sinv v. :t -r into v, lii-h to drop, you can see 1 hat tie vessel would tip down sudden!;," a; t I end v. 1; ich has left t he wsiys. sind v. on !.! rise s.t the end still on the ine!:: . I'm tcsillv, in successful launches, the i-t.-rii of the vessel is gnidusilly lifted 1 !' l-y the water, and this throws the v. L ; forward on that part of the .-!ih siil' rt stin:; on the ways. The f..ree of iti. wsitcr is called the "moment of buoy ancy," and the natural tendency of the ship to drop to the lottom of the stream is called the "moment of weigh t ." Now the moment of buoyancy must stlwsiys W gresiter than the moment ofweitrht; but it must not W very much gresiter. for if it were it would throw too much weight forward on the part of the ship still on the ways, and might bres: ! t hem down, or injure the plates or '.eel of the ship. When the great l-:n;;iisi battleship Biimillies was launched, t hi-, did really happen; and so great v-sis th--strsiin near the Imvv that parts .f the cradle were actually pushed rii'M into the Wt torn of t he vessel. It is t 1 is ca ti ger of disaster that causes the sriei,i ;ri(. hinicher to make the most rare fid c:;l cu'at ion?, sis to the conditions surround ing the ship at every foot of her j :urney into Ihe water. Frank Matthews, in St. Nicholas. The -I"arttnr Stone. Among the old landmarks yet re maining in the Koxbury" district, one of the most interesting is si large stone sst the corner of Center and l.'.ixbiiry streets, known as the "Parting Store. On its northerly side it directs Jo ( sim bridge sind Watcrtow 11, and on its southerly side to Dedham and Bhode Island. The front inscription is sis fol lows: "The Parting Stone. 171 1. P. Dud ley." It is said that Iutl Peary's sol diers read its inscription as t hcj passed it by on their way to Wxington one hot April forenoon, and it has afforded in formation to the tired wayfsircr for msiny a year. This isa durable and vis ible "memorial of a man whose Wncfac tions to th church, to the school and to the tow n of Koxbury were frequent, and were gratefully acknowledged. science t uo industry. Perfumes sir-" now extensive ly man ufactured in the I'nited .-"tates. sin;! the natiie articles ; re ssiid by rxjH-rts to compare favorably with foreign mstmi i act x: res. England m: nufactures -rf umes on a i-ry largest -de.import ing many of the materials t'-nm other countries, but a!so mssklr? large use of home grown herbs ar.l flowers. Msir.y woods h:ne su:":r smd gum in t heir coii-jxisit i 1. iw.A t he presence of these e!ei:e-ins g r.ersdl y shown by t he att ract "on l'. e wood seems to hate for many kinds finsevts. Tin- wbc t ; ic!d in the Ceresee v alley, Idaho. 1 . season is immerse. . N. f.ibli thrsi-le 1 bushels oft of -Oil .icrs, liter;.,.' ..-.tit 4.1bi!i istothe aere. Dan lb;. ; cut and thrashed 14 su-res of w heat :,;:t went 7.2 bushels to the acre. A Misso'-ri 1 ..tilesnakc at the mu seum of cot :itive zoology at Cs.m bridife has b 1 observed 1t !: h'.s shin twice si v. -r and to add :i r;:'tle for every f-k 'i. ln-t'-std of i'"i;ii' the ratt'..-s as he dt-. the skin, they sire re tained by the t 1 -sing of the inner etid of the old ratti over the ki.ob of the new one, ssii'.l ;;..-eid-lits Sieccj -ti-d. the snake Wars with him this record of his S!Te. The trade in California sweet wires is show iusT si gr:-. J i fy Inir incn-sise. The total esthuate-.l product for t!.:s co.r is ;;.iKii'.oii .';.;;. lis. which is 2." ;titiiI. more thsin w:is msiil.t-d he-t year. Hen-tot ore then- l.a Wen l;tt!e profit in t he v int siges I ca use of t he fierce com-H-tit;on of grower--, but ihe producers have i.ew made arrangements v.ith a svveet-wiue s i: . ieate which will con trol the entire product t.f the state sir.d give all concert. ed some shsire in the profit. In America it has lioen observed that ln-es often 1-ore tubular corolla in order to get ;;t t'-e nectar of flowers, in stead of cntcrii g by the mouth, .is humblelx cs do in Eunijx. In es-:iv sou the crossi'ert iii.ttioii of flowers, th's siij jx.st d anomaly has been the subject of much comment. It rov. si ; .pears t ha t t hi h u hi bid mi's of Europe si ::il A tneriea have identical habits in regsvrd t. Ihe manner in which visits to flowers sire made, sit-.d that ii is the clsi-s of insects known sis the estrt ci.t.-r We. or the 1 xirer. v. lii.-h wo: ks in t he out sale ma li ner indicated. The 1 p !. 1 ion of the Ir.f.lirln'i- of 1 he size of seeds ii"-n germination suid i:t !'. the size of the j-'s'itis tli.- t spring thercfioni has !;-!, ty We:i studied ;i::ev by Mr. B. ib is. How :. v. si summary of whose coiv" i.sm -us i"1 !-r;ve:t ly 1 he aideti. rs 'hroniele. Tie w. -:it s: id .- ize of the seed areof ir resit Jr.ip--riauee. A la l ire - ei ! l'ci r i !.; t s i .et t er ;.-:.' i:i re j':!'-! J v . si i:d wi i .i i? one e:: n core l uy.. :i having s:t the sst :r.e r. nt fr.-.i i s.1 to '.'i per ct-r. t . of 1 h tot ,- ! cro : i.e. . " v 5 1 1i .-!:;:. !1 seeds the -Top reaches mat urity oiiiv in sticcctsi .i' periods i f ti;-'.-. so that stt to ir.or ert 'n fnth.-rinir the crop in toto ctu hi we have the same projortion of the whole. Besides, where with small seeds f.'.'ir ueeessive crops sire obtaii ed. we have ; x with "arire seeds, their evolution occurring with greater rapidity. THE GIN-EATER. A Curious tunrri! Kii Which Obtained In V. .!.- The prineipsili; v of Wales has w ithin living memory posse: cd Sill olncial Know ii sis tho " Iii-catcr." It was the practice for si r I.itive usual iy a wom an to put on tie breast of a deceased j-ersoii si quantby of 1 resid sind . hoese and beer, ami tlr- sin-i ati-r w as sent for to consume them sind t.. pronounce the everlasting rest tu'the departed. It w sis WHcved that in i-olng t Iiis he absolutely ate sind a; i ! 'j ri ; ie;l to himse f 1 he sins inholized by t i e viands, ami t hereby prevent ed t heir t' it urbing t he rejmse of the sinner who had coil;n::11ed them. Such sin arrsii!'.' - tnent w oul.l eb iotisly icave nothing 1o W desired em the one side, but 'now it -v orhed on t he ot her we sire pot to.J. What ws's s.t fa si to W the condition ot this s;.:iiii:al untler- taker sifter the eluded? Did hi: Icsul man's sins " sini'dat ion of t rcm.uiy was con ip; -ropriatio.il" of the ;ip!y a sort of moral sis .eia. answering to his ;.t I.ll of the bread siml . -M ion w or id obv iously , ort ;ii:ce to si s In -.-si ter If lite respoitsiliilS- physical ass ini ;, cheese? The be one of so; . i: In large pra-t ties of his pro; t ies of his prof , on were as giesit sis .sicii wi n sis great si.- wotibl r.ced to retire hvioth'.-sis, ii from it esiriv . s. ad. to d.-vote si eonsider- sible Mrtioji of his dosing years to re jentanee and g tl works. Again, it is i.. :urai to ask what hav-jH-ned sit the d.-eesise of a Hpi;lar or "fashionable" s' n-esiter.- Would any one simoi'ig his professional Lrethre.i undertake to es t his sirs, even in the first f!us;i of ss; t is fact ion produced by stepping into l is shoes? If so. then, indeed, has the epithet of "gallant" liecii rightly Ws'tOwcd upon lit ie Wsiles. It is sis though t-ne doctor suet-ceding to a not her's pract it s-ioa id consent to as sume the moral responsibility for his kite co!ic::gue"s trtattr.er.t of ail his de ceased patients, in aeldit ion to his own similar burdens. We yield to n ne in admiration of the quiet and homely heroism of ihe medi cal profession. 1 tit we doubt whether it would ensibh them to face such tin or deal as this. As to the Welsh practi tioners to whon we have conismd them, we shrink from pursuing 1 he stn silysis further. It is evident that, sis in the se-hoo'imy game of "conquerors." where a stone which csin smash the smasher, of. ssiy. 4.1 other stones tsikes over all its conquests, and Wcomes it self a "forty-fourer." so the responsibil ities of these unhappy men might Sie cumulate at an a'arminsr rsite. One hardly dares to contemplsite the inter nal condition of t he sin -eater who had in life attended a long series of ot her sin eaters. The cheese would W sihnost converted into Welsh rabbit Wforc he had got it down. London Times. A Oowa H orn ror Wirwr. Policeman And are the folks act at home, Biddy? Bridget No, indade. Mister Rounds man; they hare all gone to the theay ter, and it's one of Wagner's opcrsxs, I hear. God bless the man. lie wrote such large pieces that I'm all alone in the house for the nixt three hours Texas Sittings. r - ti y - - r t r c t . I if t I I t t f 1 !