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Electric LigM Flour Has Long Been a Favorite. Tbe mill has Just been remodeled, and the Floor is better than ever. IF YOU LIKE GOOD BEEAD GIVE IT A TRIAL. Electrie Light Flour is made by J. N.WORK & CO. only, but SOLD BY ALL GROCERS, UTBM ROLLER (IIS 011 KIRK & I00D Proprietors. 1111 M AKUF A0TUBIS8 AMD DI ALIUS IX Best Brands of Roller Hour mTTTn PRE ALL. KINDS OF FEED. Delivered to any!partof the Citv Vol. 24, No. 50. RAVENNA, O., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1892. Whole No. 1246. Try our DAISY Brand of Flour. DEMOCRATIC When your Cash Purchases aggregate $40, you will be presented with your n - choice of our beautiful Pastel IT. Free WHY WE DO We are giving away beautiful Pastel Pictures for two reasons: FIRST We wish to express to our old customers our apprecia tion of their patronage. Second We hope to induce a large number of new customers to trade with us at least long enough to test, the quality oj our goods, our prices, our reliability, and our way of doing business. We believe in enterprise and advertising, and that every one in business ought to use all honorable means to make his trade as large and his customers as numerous as possible. Please bear in mind that we make no advance in the price of our goods on account of this offer. We will continue to be headquarters for good goods and low prices, and expect by increasing our trade to be able to sell on a closer margin and to offer better bargains than ever before. We respectfully solicit your patronage and will take pleasure in presenting you with the pictures to which your purchases will entitle you. Risdon & Taylor. RIGHT HERE Why We Do Itl Our Competition Stand Aghast at the Bargains We Offer! We have enlarged our quarters to accommodate our fast in creasing trade. So we have rebuilt and remodeled our establish ment, and in order to do this we must be the leaders. Our room is large, and lots of light. No more fault to find on account of dark room. We also wish to impress your mind that we have the new celebrated HAT STRBTGHER! In Bohemia. ji- I'd rflther live in , Bohemia than any other land; For only there are the values true And the laurels gathered in all men's view. The prizes of traflie and state are won By shrewdness or force or by deeds undone; But fame is sweeter without the feud. And the wise of Bohemia are never shrewd. Here, pilgrims stream with a faith sublime From every class and clime and time. Aspiring only to be enrolled With the names that are writ in the books of gold; And each one bears in mind or hand A palm of the dear Bohemian land. The scholar first, with his book, a youth A Atiame with the glory of harvested truth; A girl with a picture, a man with a play, A boy with a wolf he has modeled in clay; A smith with a marvelous hilt and sword, A player, a king, a plowman, a lord. And the player is king when the door is past. The plowman.is crowned, and the lord is last! I'd rather fail in Bohemia than win in another land; There are no titles inherited there. No hoard or hope for the brainless heir; No gilded dullard native born To stare at his fellow with leaden scorn; Bohemia has none but adopted sons ; Its limits, where Fancy's bright stream runs; Its honors, not garnered for thrift or trade. But for beauty and truth men's souls have made. To the empty heart in a jeweled breast There is value, maybe, in a purchased crest; But the thirsty of soul soon learn to know The moistureless froth of the social show ; The vulgar sham of the pompous feast Where the heaviest purse is the highest priest; The organized charity, scrimped and iced. In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ; The smile restrained, the respectable cant, When a friend in need is a friend in want; Where the only aim is to keep afloat. And a brother may drown with a cry Id his throat. Oh, I long for the glow of a kindly heart and the grasp of a friendly hand. And I'd rather live in Bohemia than in any other land. John Boyle O'Reilly. AUNT WEALTI1TS VISIT Is a Genuine News Item. READ IT W. W. MONSEY Offers his entire stock of Spring and Summer "Woolens at greatly reduced prices, in orderto . make ready for Fall Goods. It? will pay you to call and leave your orders RIGHT NOW, as they MUST GO. "Sou Can Buy Any Articles in Our Store X7o w at 50 Cts on a Dollar! more room, as our x all stock will be large,ana we are going to ao 1 HJi business in Jrortage County. W. W. MONSEY The Merchant Tailor AJSTD SEE THE LARGEST LINE OF flina A rainy day in April. Leafless rose- i bushes tapping sepulchrally against the window-shutters; gusts of spiteful sleet drivinff into vour face everv time Some people find it a great difficulty in getting a hat to fit their you ventured to open the door; snow- head nronerlv : but we are the onlv ones that can fit VOur head drops and hyacinth blades shrinking , . r . J hopelessly back into the black mold, -w.v.jr . as lt convinced that they had made a Lroods are commsr in every dav,and we are getting very crowaea, mistake and that serin? was as far therefore we will sive customers the benefit of our Summer Goods, away as ever; mamma with cold in - I i i 1 - ,i i. ...: i i they couldn't go to school; the butcher forgetting to call, and the chimney persistent in smoking could there, by any possibility, be a more disagreeable concatenation of circumstances? I looked dolorously-at Fanny. Fanny leok;edd.oiprously back at me. "And a letter from Aunt wealthy, to say she is coming to make us a visit!" cried I, as I opened the morning mail. "Deliver us!" cried poor mamma. "And we in the midst of house-clean ing! The Dest cham oer ail damp with whitewash, and not a carpet down in the house, and that horrid painter dis- appointing vis in this unprincipled way! Oh, dear! oh, dear! what shall we dor" "Commit suicide!" darkly suggested lannv. Give up in despair," said I, wring ing my hands tragically. But just then in came lorn as cheer ful as if it had been a June holiday and there were no such horrible in cubus as housecleaning in the world. "Don't do either one thing or the , 1 1 m i 1 - , r i - tt i i An aa otner, saiu xom, catuuiug up ine Men s oummer uoats ana v ests. reeruiar 3sz. uu noisiest twin in ws arms and tossin and S3. 00 Goods, come and pick thein out at tome'untn nS 75 Cents. Figures are stubborn facts. These prices are the same. 8 Men's $14.00, $16.00, $18.00 Summer Suits, St Sacks and Frocks, Light, Medium and Dark Children's $3.00. $4.00 and $5.00 Knee Pants It Wl PAY YflTI tfl Vi!lf llnr tnrP Suits, sizes 4 to 14, fashionable colors and de- XI 11X11 XXXX XUU IU I IMA I UU1 MIU1U signs, cut to $2.00. Lamps, . W tews Give us a call before you see any other place, and you will find out we will sell you the goods. All we ask you to ao is to step in our store, pick up the goods, and prices will be no object. (lpKemember, one-halt tare on all purchases ol $5 and upward. NOVELTIES and PAttCY PIECES! WSkWWM Sill ML To be found in one house in the State, Our Prices are Below Competition! Our New Upholstered Rockers are Dandies, QiPriteteUiHoEHe FROM SJ.GO TTr. In OIt.OOK1323EY .Fiwestf Line ever shown AND LOWE8T PRICES. Our Bargains in Lamps you should not let pass. Our UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT IS IN CHARGE OP A. B. FAIRCHIIiD. Which ia a Guarantee that it will be well done. W. A. JENKINS & CO., -No. 8, Fhenix Block. GIVE US A CALL; Opposite the Court House, - - - Ravenna, Ohio. IB. HESKINS, Manager. CASH BUTEES Will you kindly remember that we are still cutting prices elow Mil Competition! Think of it ! Read it again ! You see we are strictly in it on lowest prices. Don't buy cheap, shoddy goods. They look well, but are dear at any price. Examine them critically, then come and compare with ours. Also, See llur Mew Spring linndsl And extremelyjlow prices on them. Never could you get so good value for so little money. And remember, too, that our goods are guaranteed as repre sented. W. F. TOWNS, Ravenna, O. BEFORE BUYING YOUR ai il ner Clin We are confident we have what you want in our line. Our stock is large, choice, and well selected, and eclipses in variety, quality aDd style our previous efforts, ffJLTI all the Latest Styles. For Men, Youth.'Boys and Children 1 And Overalls, the best and cheapest .NECK WEAK, LINEN GUFFS, COLLAES, &c. ' And other goods too numerous to mention, which you will find at our store. Call and see our goods, and you will find our prices the lowest of all. IF YOU WANT A SUIT MADE TO ORDER, or Pants. Vest or Coat, you cannot beat our prices, style or work. In Of all Descriptions and Prices, he LEarllnH flrnB SinrE Opposite Court House Is the Place to Buy YOUR DRUGS. MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, FINE TOILET SOAPS, BRUSHES, COMBS. ETC. FANCY ARTICLES; PERFUMERY IN GREAT VARIETY OF ODORS; MIXED PAINTS AND PAINTERS BRUSHES. KM UU D Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Clothier and Merchant Tailor, No. 3, Phenlx Block, RAVENNA, O. LEAVE YOUR ORDER FOR A PAIR OF OUR OWN Ml Main Si Jl! M I! Is 1 They will cost you $GD0 ver Pair. COME AND SEE SAMPLES. Ov "W". G-OCZEI To Be Continued. Our very liberal offer of icafiinet Pftotograitfis at $3 per Dozen will be continued for a short time, at the earnest request of a large number of our patrons. Don't wait until it is too late, out improvo this opportunity to secure the VERY BEST WORK at such remarkably low prices. 11 you want Pictures, Frames, Easels, Fire Screens. Stationery, Artists' Materials, etc , we can give you some rare bargains. No. 4, Opera Block. J. H. OAKLEY. week. But perhaps the telegram won't reach her in time," sugrgested Fanny. "Risk it," said Tom. "And at this rate," added mamma, who was naturally disposed to take an influenza-tinted view of life, "with Mrs. Reirdon's broken arm and that painter's reckless disregard of moral obligations, we shall be no better off next week than we are now. "Yes, we shall," cheerily assented Tom. "I'll finish the whitewashing and I can put up the shelves as well as any carpenter that ever handled a plane, and I'll do the planing my self." "You?" cried Fanny and I in chorus. The idea of our Tom. a college tutor, at home for his easter holidays, mak ing a Jack-of-all-trades of himself in this unexpected manner, rather took us by surprise. "xes, 1," nodded xom, cutting up the auietest twin's breakfast for him and ke&oin? an eve on little Billy the while. "Why not?" "But you don't know how, Tom." "I'll show you whether I do or not, said Tom, laughing. So when he took the telegram lor Aunt Wealthy Wickes to the village he brought back a whitewash brush, a Dot of paint and a pair of overalls Somehow ma merrv acceptance 01 the situation, his cheerv way of mak ing a joke of everything, brightened us ut like a gleam of sunshine, spite of chill, raw winds, dripping ram ana the erreat discomforts consequent on house-cleaning. Mamma's cold grew better; Fanny laughed in spite of the dishes of smoke that came ever and anon down the east chimney, and I caught myself singing even while J realized the fact that Bridget had left us without an hour's notice to attend the funeral of some forty-sixth effusin who had, unluckily, bethought herself of shuffling oil this mortal coil just at this emergency, ".Dear, dear, said mamma, "what a blessing it is to nave a son iiko Tom!" "Won't he make a jewel of a hus band to some girl, though," said I, polishing away at a brass stair rod, "Don t say a. word," added ianny, mvsteriouslv, "but there's the sweetest photograph up in his room; and Laura Dikes says he's in love with a pretty little pJew York heiress, who came to the college commencement and was introduced to Tom. And she knows Aunt Wealthv. and " "Our Tom will never marry an heir ess, said mamma, mourntuiiy. "Why not?" said I. "We never had any luow " "Tom i luck enough iir any fam- ily, said I. "Just listen. And the nute-iise u. or xom s whistle came floating down to us from the "best room" up-stairs, where Tom was even then trying his luck as an amateur paper-hanger on the top of a tall step-ladder. "If the Hew York heiress could see him now she couldn't help falling in love with him, I know." But the next day,just as we had got one-half of the great chamber painted, there came a tremendous ring at the door-bell. "Hello!" said Tom, whose aerial post chanced to be near the window. "Who is it, Tom?" asked poor mam ma, all in a flutter. "Fanny was right about the telegram not arriving in time," said Tom. "It's Aunt Wealthy, bag and baggage, or it's some preposterous old woman or other, with her head tied up in flan nels and a fur-edged silk cloak wrapped around her like a luneral pall." "What shall we do," said Fanny. "Make her welcome, of course," said Tom. "But there is nothing but cold corned beef and eabbage in the"house for din ner!" sighed mamma, who was, like Martha of old, "troubled about many things." "I'll go to the village for some oys ters," said Tom, "and you shall see what a stew I can get up." "But how are we all looking?" cried Fanny. "And who is to go to the door?" "I will," said Tom. - We were? all rather anxious to see this far-away relation of ours who was yet an unknown quantity in our life's equations? She proved to be a little, slim creature, with her face tied up as for toothache, blue goggles and a black silk hood projecting over her forehead; a women who spoke but lit tle, and that in a strange, muffled sort of manner; who seemed contented to sit and bask over the fire, with hr knitting in her lap and her counten ance averted. "I'm sorry you should catch us in such a state of confusion, Aunt Wealthy," said my mother, apologeti cally. "Uh, it's nothing " said Aunt Wealthy. if yon had only received our tele gram " began tanny. "Oh, it doesn't matter," said the old lady. "Mamma," said Fanny in a whisper, when we were setting the table, "I do believe she's crazy." "Nonsense," said mamma. "All the Wickes are eccentric." "But do you notice how rapidly she moves for an old person?" "That's nervousness," said mamma. Presently Tom, dear, indispensable old Tom, made his appearance with a tureen of oysters and a pot of real French coffee, which he had brewed himself after some mysterious college recipe. Poor mamma, as bad luck would have it, had one of her sick headaches, and Tom assumed the gen eralship of everything during the next two daf'S, finishing the painting and papering, directing us in our culinary operations, amusing the children with quaint fairy tales and administering valerian and lavender to mamma with the most caressing kindness and vigilance. Tom " said I, what shall we do when you go back to college duties?" Dear me," said Tom, "what shall you do? Why, go on just as you were going before." "if 1 wasn t your sister, lorn," said Fany, "I declare I should fall in love with you." How Aunt Wealthy's eyes twinkled behind her blue glasses, to be sure! But she never said a word. Of all si lent old ladies Aunt Wealthy was the most silent and inscrutable. Once, however, I tried to be confi dential with her. "Aunt Wealthy," said I, showing her the photograph of the New York beauty, "do you know this girl?" lr" said Aunt Wealthy, with' a start. "Because," said I, "It's the girl our Tom's in love with, and " "Oh!" said she. "Yes, I dare say. But I've nothing to do with love and love affairs. Heigho! this east wind doesn't agree with me. I think I shall go home to-morrow." And oh, how glad we all were when we heard her say that! But that very afternoon the omni bus from the depot rattled up to the door. More company!" said mamma, de spairingly, as the driver lifted a big trunK ott the roof, and a stout old lady, with gold eye-glasses, carnation cheeks and a jet black front of false hair, trundled into the house. Kiss me, mv dear," said she; "I'm your Aunt Wealthy Wickes." Mamma recoiled as if she thought some lunatic asylum had broken loose. But that 3 impossible, said - she, "Aunt Wealthy Wickes is here al ready." Oh, come, said the fat old lady, shaking all over with laughter, as if she were a mound of jelly, "that's all nonsense. Barbara Wingate has played her little drama long enough. Off with your disguise, you scheming lit tle puss, and own your identity." And away new the blue goggles, the black silk hood and the fur-lined cloak and there stood a little silky-curled, dark-eyed brunette, laughing and blushing on our Tom's shoulder. Oh, Tom! Oh, Tom!" said she, "for give me I vv hen Miss wealthy got tne telegram about the house-cleaning and all I begged her to personate her for just a day or two. For, dear Tom, I wanted to see you just as you really were; and, dear Tom, I am so, so glad!" And sue told us aiterwaras mat an the ball seasons of New York and all the seaside months never could make her care for Tom as tiftt rainy week of house-cleaning had done. For any man can be a hero on great occasions," said she, "but it takes true metal to withstand the petty slings and arrows of daily life." And that was how our Tom won the heiress. Conclusive Authority. m General Hurst, as Ohio Food Commissioner, reports Royal the Purest Baking Powder the market. Every other baking powder tested contained impurities from 1 6. 1 8 per cent, to 86.23 per cent, of their entire weight . EXECRABLE COOKERY IN BRAZIL. The Fruits Are Fine, but Everything Else Ia Saturated with. Grease and Garlic. STUCK IN A QUACMIRE. His Dog Brought Aid, Just Save Him. in Time to Wherever you live in Brazil it will not be very well in the line of food, for money cannot buy what does not ex ist in the country, writes Fannie B. Ward. You must expect miserable meat and fish, worse cooking, no vegetables and pastry that an ostrich would hesitate to tackle, nothing any where near what it should be, except the salads prepared by yourself, wines, preserved dulces, and a 4ew other im ported articles; fruits which are sure to kill you in this climate if you - con sume too many, and eggs which the worst cocinero cannot spoil, if you will insist upon sticking to them boiled and served in the shell. Come to think about it, perhaps I better modify the latter statement somewhat, for in the matter of eggs the natives seem to make little account, age or stage of in cubation. But never under the sun were seen such pine-aptjs, oranges, and strawberries, not to mention grapes, peaches, mangoes, bananas, and a hundred strange varieties never seen or heard of at the North, tropical m size and richness (and in deadliness, too, if eaten to excess), and "in season" the year around. But in everything that is cooked, from young chicken to snail on toast, grease and garlic are used galore, till every human being you meet seems to perspire the former as freely as he smells of the latter. Everywhere in Brazil jerked beef is an important article of food. Immense quantities of it are imported from Uruguay and the Argentine Republic, and it is stated that not less than 30, 000 tons of it are annually brought in to Brazil. Think of it 30,000 tons a year of that leathery, indigestible sub stance consumed by this scanty popu lation! It furnishes the staple food foi plantation laborers and for the lowei classes n cities. Indeed, it may be called the Brazilian's national diet, for it is as omnipresent on every table at least twice a day, stewed with beans and grease and garlic, as the frejoles f Mexico or the rice of . Uhina. An other great delicacy hereabouts is bacalao (codfish), as highly esteemed among the Brazilians as partridge, planked shad, and terrapin in the Dis trict of Columbia. At least 100,001 tubs of codhsh are annually sent tc Brazil from the United States and Nova Scotia, and the people are so fond of it that the iresh nsh ol their own rivers are entirely ignored for "bacalao," which is a feature of every banquet as indispensable as roast turkey at a New England Thanksgiv ing. But when prepared in Portuguese fashion and served on the festive board, the Yankee that caught it would nevei recognize his own codfish, so begreased and begarlicked is it, and turned rusty red by the addition of strange condiments and served with yams and cabbage and goodness knows what else in one abominable olla-podrida which, once smelled, can never be forgotton. One Use for the Onion. Recently Mrs. Mattie Fenner, whose' husband owns a small farm near Leach's swamp, says the Globe-Democrat, was attracted by the continued barking of a strange dog. Upon the approach of Mrs. Fenner it crouched at her feet, as though having some thing to communicate. The lady tried to take the dog to the house, but it re fused to stir in any path except a nar row, muddy one that led directly to the swamp. Mrs. Fenner got her hus band's boots and struck out on the dog's trail. After going about a mile she was suddenly brought to a halt by the sight of a man's head and shoul ders protruding from the black slimy mud. The head was bent back, eyes closed and the face black. His right arm was extended, grasping a low tussock, and the other resting in ' the mud. The brave woman struggled into the mud to ascertain if the man was living. She began to sink in the quagmire, and was only able by the exercise . of great strength to regain the path. . She re turned to her home and summoned her husband, who, with two men, re turned and carried the body to the house, where, after rubbing with flan nel, consciousness was restored. The stranger gave his name as Chick Saun ders, a glass-blower of Pittsburg, Pa. He said he was walking from Aten here, having missed his train, and was hunting for watercresses in the swamp. In attempting to push himself from a tussock, to reach a tine cress, without a thought of sinking very deep, he jumped into the mud. His legs went down into the black deposit. He clutched at the tussock and was about to gain hold, when he sank deeper and deeper. Xhere seemed to be something pulling him down. He exhausted him self with his cries for help, that were only answered by the piteons wail of his dog. He calculated he sank one inch every hour, and fell into a stupor about night. He was buried twenty one hours. MUST WOT BARK AT SHEEP. That Ia the Decision of an English Court in a Collie Dog Case. . - Danger of Pole Hunting. The poDular notion is that arctic ex ploring is a very risky pursuit, but in reality it is not. so. risning on mo Grand Banks is much more danger- 3. As Mark Twain says: "lhe greatest peril which people encounter is not met with in traveling on the railwavs. but in going to bed. Most people die in bed." Only three expe ditions out of the many wnicn nave been made have involved loss of life. Franklin's party starved to death mainly because there were too many in it, where Schwatka traveled 3,000 miles away from any base of supplies, living off the country. Greely, whose subordinate officer, Lockwood, attained the furthest north ever reached, be yond 82 deg. north latitude, was sub jected to awful sufferings, many of those with him dying, merely Decause of too much red tape in W ashington. If the navy department had kept the appointed rendezvous at Cape Sabme, where it had agreed to have a vessel with provisions at a certain date, there would have been no trouDie. ii ,is we whaiers who encounter most serious perils in the Arctic ocean. Hardly a year passes when some whaling vessels are not lost. In 1871 only three ships were saved out i fleet of twency two. No lives wTe lost, but the na tives on shore have been using chro nometer cases for brass kettles ever A very convenient mucilage can be made out of onion juice by any one who wishes to use it. A good-sized Spanish onion, after being boiled a short time, will yield on being pressed quite a large quantity of very adhesive fluid. This is used quite extensively in various trades for pasting paper on to tin or zinc, or even glass, and the tenacity with which it holds would sur prise any one on making the first at temot. It is the cheapest and best mucilage for such purposes and an swers just as well as many of the more costly and patent cements. Some of the cements sold bv street fakirs at 10 cents a bottle consist of nothing but onion juice and water, and the bottle and cork cost a great deal more than the contents. St. Louis Globe-Demo crat. WORK OF ONE CIGARETTE STUB. Rain of a Vast Grazing Ground and Star vation to Thousands of Animals. Penny-Wise or Pound-Wise. The little things one is obliged to sacrifice by the penny-wise system are somehow the things that keep us con tented; we are made all the time a lit tle uncomfortable and we naturally long for a larger income.and from that to envy those who have it is a short step. This way of economizing there fore cultivates narrowness, penurious ness and envy. The nound-wise svstem, on the con trary, by leaving one free to indulge in what seem little things, takes the mind from petty considerations and lets it grow and broaden. It is only occasionally that the economies of the larger sort press themselves upon the notice, and they can be met with the philosophy it is not worth while to call up for trivial matters. It is the "little foxes which eat the vines," the insig nificant cares which wrinkle tne orow and sour the heart. Chautanquan. How He Did It. Witherby "Your wife told me yes terday that you had given her two new summer gowns. I don't see how you could afford it." Plankinton "Easy enough. I put mv money on the horse that yot said wouldn't win." Cloak Review. A number of hunters in the Gros Ventre range, Wyoming, one day in August. 1889. were smoking as they rode along. One carelessly cast his cigarette stub on the grass beside the trail. Usually it would have died there and no harm come from it, but a breeze was blowing that fanned it till a drv blade of grass flamed up. The hunters had iust passed around a bend and did not see the flame. An hour later a fire that threatened all the erass south of the Gross Ventre river was raging and the few settlers there were riding from ranches even thirty miles away to save the range their cat tle needed. Une man loiioweo and brought back the hunters and for the rest of the day more than a score of men galloped up and down to confine the flames to the canyons and moun tains east of the valley. 1 hey sue ceeded, and the ranchers worn out rode home to rest. Some hundreds of Bquare miles of mountain sides and the bottom lands in the canyons were burned over. Later came winter and the deep snow common to that country. With the snow came herds of elk from the mountain tops to feed in the thickets alons' the brooks between the moun tains. It was their regular practice, and thev had always lived there in peace the winter through, for the set tlers killed only what were needed for food. But this winter, instead of nourishing grasses and twigs, the Chautauquan says the unfortunate ani mals found only charred stubs and blackened sods. Goaded by their hunger they came out upon the plains and about the ranches of the set tlers. At first they fled at the sight of a man, but by January cared nothing for one. Thev mingled with the cat tle: thev leaped over fences built high to exclude them; they attacked the havstacks in spite of armed men stand' inc there on guard. They died of starvation bv the thousands, and one who drives up the valley sees hundreds of whitened antlers where the elk fell on the plains and thousands of dead and blackened tree trunks on the mountain side. Like most movements born of "the enthusiasm of humanity," that for the protection of . animals from brutal usage occasionally shows a tendency to run into extremes. Here, for in stance, says the London Globe, is a case at Warrington of a young butcher who had to answer for allowing his collie to "worry a sheep," one of a flock which was being driven along the high road. According to the evidence the said "worrying" consisted in barking and chivwing" in the manner customary with sheep dogs; perhaps an occasional pull at the wool was given, but lew collies would infljrt real injury on their charges. One of the magistrates, however, raised the question of cruelty out of that narrow groove by express ing the opinion that the act is broken when a dog is allowed to bark at and run after a sheep. That causes some degree of mental suffering to the timid victim, and therefore amounts to cruelty. The Collie will be amazed to hear this mag isterial pronouncement; all : of the days of his- life, since puppyhood, it has been his special vocation to run after and bark at his m aster's flocks. There was no cruelty in iiis mind; he did it as a matter of duty in the state of life to which he had been called. Nor will drovers be less astonished to learn that their canine assistants must for the future jog along quietly at their heels. But the main question, alter all, is whether sheep and cattle would fare better if driven by human agency alone than under the present system. They may be terrified by barking. but certainly not more than they would be by bellowed execrations, while an occasional- nip with canine teeth can scarcely inflict so much pain as the drover's cudgel. In the nature of things, these animals must be driven somehow, and we believe that, if they were allowed a voice in the matter, they would vote ior govern ment by collie. A Disobliging Chaperon. There are two young people well known to the men about town who feel mutually indignant at the treat ment accorded them by the young la dy's chaperon a few days ago, says the St. Louis Republic. The young neat went on the evening in question to call on the young lady, ior awhile tna chaperon did not bother them, tort about 3 o clock, when the chairs of tn young people had meandered frotsi points on opposite sides of the room to a point about equally distant from each near the center of the room, the greater distance having been traversed . . i - i . . by tne young man in a ratio ui w i, the chaperon came in. The chairs re treated, but the chaperon remained in the room. She said she was looking for her bible. The young people sent longing glances across the room, but the chaperon Kept loOKing ior ner bible. At last she found it and went out, and the young people were happy for one minute. Then the chaperon came back. Dagger glances met her. but with an angelic smile she placed an arm-chair in front of the door and soon fell asleep. She snored hard, and the young people were happy for a time. But when 12 o'clock came the young man wanted to go bome, but could not get out without waking the chaperon. This he was afraid to do. Matters became desperate. W hue the young lady held open the window he vaulted to the street, without hat or overcoat.. The girl not being able to get into the corridor to get them for him, he went home without them, and sent a messenger after them the next morning. Ducks fly at a speed of ninety miles an hour, and with the wind, when it is brisk, they have been known to at tain a rate of velocity of two miles ; and a half a minute.