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Kites for Telegraph Poles.
Mr. William A. Eddy, of Bayonne, New Jersey, recently demonstrated, ,y experiment, the possibility of ostab lishing telegraphic and telephonic com munication by means of wires sus tained high in the air by kites. Through a wire thus supported Mr. Eddy not only sent messages by the Morse code, but also, upon attaching a telephone was able to converse with ease. Clouds Over Fires During a large fire in Charlestown last December Mr. Ward, of Harvard University, found an uncommonly good opportunity to observe the formatian of clouds in the atmosphere above the fire. Whenever there was an cspecially active ascent of the smoke a large cumulus cloud formed over it. This re calls other observations of such clouds becoming dense enough to produce a shower of rain. X-Rays from Glowworms. A Japanese man of science, Mr. Mur aoka, reports in a German scientific Journal, Wiedemann's Annalen, the curious results obtained by him last summer while experimenting with the light of glowworms. He operated with three hundred glowworms at Kyoto, and he says that the light which they emitted, when filtered through card board or copperplates, showed the properties of X-rays, or Becquerel's fluorescence rays. A Wonderful Waterspout. On the night of the 25th of November last a waterspout burst over the city of 1 Povoacao, on the island of Saint Mich- 1 ael, one of the Azores, and according to the report accompanying a petition for aid, which had been sent abroad, al- I most in an instant the deluge of water I rose above the roofs of ,he low houses. The homes of thousands were de- 1 stroyed, a great loss of life occurred, and on its way to the sea the water t plowed a broad, deep channel nine miles long. Artificial Diamonds Once More. The French chemist, Henri Moissan, whose recent visit to this country awoke fresh Interest In his experiments on making artificial diamonds by fus ing charcoal and iron together in his electric furnace, has, since his return to Paris, somewhat improved his meth ods. Formerly most of the minute dia monds produced by his process were black in color, but now all are white. They are exceedingly hard, scratching 1 rubies easily, and answering other tests for pure diamonds. It foes not appear, however, that Monsieur Moissln hl1s1 been able to increase the size of the gems he turns out. Exp!oslon Under the Ocean. Investigations concerning the great --R6tI Pff't5L s Itt lJu'ne have, it is reported, convinced Mr. Igi, of the Japanese College of Science, that the cause of the phenomenon was a vol canic outburst at the bottom of the ocean. He locatsc the point of ex plosion about 200 leagues east of the coast of Yoshihania, and thinks it was comparable with the great eruption that blew the island of Krakatoa to pieces in 1883. It is said that the tem perature of the sea-water in the neigh borhood of the place where the explos ion is though to have occurred, was found to be 3 degrees above the nor n'al. Effect of Light on Plants. The attention of botanists has lately been recalled to experiments made at Juvisy, near Paris, by Monsieur Flam marion on the effect of exposing the seedlings of sensitive plants to lights of different colors. Having placed four pairs of mimosa seedlings in four sepa rate pots in a hothouse, he covered one pair with a bell of blue glass, another with a bell of green glass, a third with a bell of red glass, while the fourth was left exposed to ordinary white light. At the end of two months the plants subjected to blue light were only one inch high, having hardly grown at all. Those exposed to white light were four inches high, those tha It had grown in green light were live s Inches high, while those whose light had been red were no less than sixtecn Inches high. Experiments with other kinds of plants gave various results, but In every instance blue light Im peded growth and development. A Meteoric I.omb, t Several remarkable meteors, seen in d and around New York City on the afternoon of December 4th last, were si the subject of discussion at a recent d meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences. One passed over Central In Park, one was seen from the Brooklyn Iv Bridge and one appeared at Fordham. . At nearly the same hour a meteor M passed over Passaic, Irvington and ni Danbury, Connecticut, and one burst near Rahway, and apparently came to the ground in four pieces. From a study of the reports concerning these tl phenomena it has been suggested that th the bursting meteor seen at iahway do was a fragment of the body which later th passed over Passaic; that the meteor lis again separated into at least three br parts, one of which shot over Irvingtoan i and Danbury, another over Fordhalm tl. and the third over New York, but 11, where they struck the earth is not do known. i Car,!ed by Their Wives. 501 An old camper-out once related to a sh horrified housekeeper his experience of bo dish-washing in a miners' camp. It did th not take much time, though the coin- flu pany was numerous and the utensils lie( of the kitchen were in constant use. bi The reason why It took but little time th he sufficiently Indicated by the state- tin meat that the cook-pot was not cleaned Net till it became too small to hold a pud- A ding of reasonable size. Then some- inch Sbody got a hammer and knocked off the: hardened accretions from its interor,, till it was restored nearly enough to its original capacity to render further ser vice. In Tory Island, an out-of-the-way b!t of an Irish islet, and indeed to a less I degree throughout Donegal, the natives are not much more dainty in their liv inlg, and their habit of letting the grounds remain indefinitely in their i teapots has disastrous consequences. "Every day and all day long," says a recent writer, "the teapot sits stewing in the embers of the hearth, and at each t successive brew fresh tea is thrown in, h but the old is never thrown out until the pot is choked." The result is an unusual and excessive rate of insanity. f Little wonder, when a Tory Island boy who was questioned as to his usual o: y meals, could reply: ci "Stirabout for breakfast and tay for 1, dinner; tay, av course, at tay-time, and ri stirabout for supper. Whiles we have ec h tay for breakfast instead and stirabout w ,t for our dinner, and then another sup of tay before bedtime." st o However, this diet, injurious as it is di to the nerves, does not seem to affect II the muscles. The Tory Islanders are a fc robust and vigorous race, the men aver- hi aging six feet in height and the women w unusually tall and strong. The women, at f indeed, have need of all their physical strength, since it is they who do the re bulk of the outdoor work, while the sc men stay at home and spin and weave. br "At Anogry Strand on a Sunday th morning," says the same observer, "one re may witness a strange sight. At low a tide more than a mile of roundabout is w. saved by wading across a narrow bay. to The men include in their Sunday's in wardrobe shoes and stockings. The ju women, by courtesy and custom, wear mb 'martyeens'-footless stockings with a loop passing over the toe. Each good wife takes her good:na. pon her shoul ders, and the her .re conveyed ai. stl across dry-shod." an ed A Chinese .tow Year's till Chinatown of San Francisco was do keeping holiday, and all was gaiety and ti; bustle. ba The narrow, picturesque streets were hbr decorated with brightly-colored lan- a terns, while overhead above the roof- lin tops, the yellow dragon-flags floated er, against a blue California sky. nu It was a sunny day in February; and : frc the streets were swarming with a mnul- I titude of Chinese--men, women and dih children-all arrayed in their richest - holiday attire. The children especially, with their bright faces and black eyes, and in their pretty costumes, formed a most pleasing and interesting feature of this living Oriental picture. Everybody seemed to be happy and good-natured; and ever and anon, as a group of friends met, they stopped and amid much ceremonious bowing ex changed the compliments of the season; for this festive occasion was nothing more nor less than the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The idea of celebrating New Year'S Day in February may strike some of my readers as odd. But, since this has been the Chinese custom from time im memorial, and is older, by several thou sand years, than our acceptance of the first of January as the proper tinte, the Chinese, perhaps, are not far wrong in supposing themselves to be at least as much in the right as ourselves. This question, however, was of no concern to this merry holiday throng. They were superiority, they felt at heart an inborn Th contemipt-common to all Chinese-for th "outside barbarians." This term em- ern braces all nations not living within the ere sacred bonidaries of "The Flowery fict Kingdom," and includes the inhabi- lov tants of all the world; and these unfor- lea tunate outsiders are bronadly divided pei Into classes-Eastern and Western bar- i barlans.-St. Nicholas. igh- Just Rleversetl. los- An old Irishwoman, who has received was many benefits at the hands of a benev ior- olent minister and his wife, is so shift less that occasionally the large-hearted couple lose all patience with her; but ely she has such a sense of hmiior, and at such a beguiling tongue, that she never In- fails to amunse them and finally to win he them back. hts At one time when money was given tu e ler to buy warml underclothing with, she wasted it upon a large plush lipho uo tograplh albuim. The minister spoke to tier with considerable severity, a:' did rd also his wife, and for some time li.ilget h received no calls from either of them. ry One afternoon, however, the milnlster It relented and stopped at Brhlget's door ie on his way to see a sick woman. ly "Shure, and it's nicsilf that dreamed to about you last nolght, Mlisther Will lt anls," said Bridget, with it beaming Ssmiile. "01 dreamed that you and Mis ht sus Williams ainie here to seo me, and ,, saly yon, 'IIow iare you off for t1iy and or coffee, Bridgett' and 01 says 'It's n-er at drop of lythor Oi've got in the house, - Mtsther Williams!' And thin you pre sinted me wid a pound of tay, and Mis sus Williams wid a pound of coffee on the slipot! Yis', sorr, that was my n dream." e "Well, Bridget," said the minister, S e striving not to smile, "you know ile it dreams are said to go by contraries." In if "Shure, and that's fwhat 01 said to tli I Inesil f," exClained Bridget triumphant- tr Sly. "Said €i, 'Misther Williams is the Swaon that'll bie giving e thlie coffee andtl r Missu. Wi'llills the tayl' This was "1. I my very thoughts, sorr." al Mice TWhich Huntt Ilirds. bi 1 A young womlan living in Harlem was de the ownler of a canary bird last week W] t that could do anything calnary birds can do. Thills bird's name was Speck, and on the way lie could sing was ia mnarvel to ilhl listeners. It was not the loud, ear* ga breaking sound of ordiinary ca nary ch birds, but a "sweet, tuneful murmlllur" of that this bird made. On Thursday wv mlorning, just as the sun began to crawll 8sot down the door of her room, she heard sot the bird In the adjoining room end its erC song in a sort of gasping cry. \\'Int I b:a she got time she saw a mouse on tlw ic bottom of the cage with thile bird's bitr throat in its long teeth. The bird was ma fluttering, but soon died, and the mouse w if fled In alarm. It is not often that cagedt as birds are attacked with mice, but such bloc things have happened. A rat was one t.e, time seen to still hunt sparrows on a pur. New York pier. acor __ %Zint A size in finger rings is 1-10 of ai tlon inch. Lit e LASSOED A MOUNTAIN LION. The Daring Exploit of Two Intrepid Californians. Two men living In Green Valley, in the mountains east of San Diego, had a s lively experience with a mountain lion recently. They were on their way to the Griffin ranch on horscback, and !Mrs. Hobbs, mother of one of them, i was with them. Young Hobbs was rid ing ahead, with Griffin behind him, when a sudden turn in the creek bed through which they were passing took 9 Hobbs out of sight for a second. In i that brief space there was an unearthly I howling and screeching, followed in- I stantly by the rearing and plunging of I tihe horses. Mrs. Hobbs shrieked in 1 fright and there was a general hubbub. 1 A mountain lion had Jumped out up- I I on young Hobbs, uttering ferocious cries as it leaped on the horse's shoul ders, and used its hind claws with great rapidity. Hobbs' leg, fortunately was encased in long boots of heavy leather, which resisted the lion's onslaught. The horse in plunging dislodged the screaming brute, which darted back un der the shadow of a cactus thicket. Hobbs reached for his gun to prepare for another attack. Griftin had his hands full in looking after Mrs. Hobbs, whose horse had become unmanage able. Placing her at a safe distance in the rear, he returned and hastily put up a scheme with Hobbs to take the big brute alive. Hobbs was to draw it from tile thlicket, while Griffin, with a lariat ti ready, was to rope it. Griffin retreated p a few steps, making his lariat ready, d while Hobbs, with a warwhoop, dashed ji toward the clump. The lion, crouching a in the slhadow, screamed with rage and o jumped out toward him, frothing at the tl mouth and spitting. The horse trem- a: bled with fear. b At that moment Griffin spurred for- b, ward, threw the lariat with steady aim, and in another second had the lion le struggling in the dust with a tight rope p around its body. It clawed and screech- d ed, making a frightful uproar, but Grif- it till, sinking the spurs in deep, dashed se down the road, dragging his feline cap- s( tive over rocks and cactus. Hobbs ran st back, got his mother, and returned, m bringing up the rear. Griffin kept up ti a lively dog trot in order to keep the or line taut, while the lion wasted its en- et orgy clawing at the rope, occasionally vi making a sally toward the horse in front of him. Hobbs, by attacking it from the rear, distracted its attention, so that before Si AE,~ VI t ~s d 101 11E LASSOED TnE LIO A D TTpiI CP 1ii~iis · h Aut of 'Rory T lI '1'+ :lit tltn " I t~ir"4 ,..n ..........ý __ There another lariat was secured, and the lion was conquered and placed In a cage. It was a fearful spectacle, cov ered with dust and blood and uttering fierce growls as it turned Its great yel low eyes upon Its captors. It was very lean, and hunger had evidently in peiled its luckless onslaught. WAIF FROM WOUNDED KNEE. Little Lost Bird Was Found on the C Famous Sioux Battlefield. e The battle of Wounded Knee Creek, i which took place six years ago between C the Sioux Indians and the grizzled vet- i crans who had fought under the gal- r lant Custer, Is still fresh in the minds ' of our readers. tt The Sioux upris!ng, as It will be re- sI called, had its Inception in the Ghost it dance. Orders had been issued for the sf disbanding of Big Foot's band. The it order aroused hostility among the le to lid Ti- . WOUNDED rNEE WAtF. p Sioux, and without hesitation the "wed letne" man threw a handful of earth Into the air. This was a signal for o the Indians to hire. The United States In - troops, Custer's old regiment, under P1 e command of Col. Forsythe, charged ttl d back, and after the battle was over "nothing that wore a blanket wvs alive." The slaughter of the Indians was terrific. The next day a terrible j blizzard set in, and for four days the dead were left altone in the ravine where the battle had f aged. IOnt the fourth day a babe was founr on the battlelo eld. A bullet had killed the squand, but as she fell she ha:.d gathered her blanket closely abotut the Sbch, and. Ths, with the httleavy coerin of snow, had kept the baby warm. It was almterriost perishe from hung er, but blizz rallied het in, anced for four days t of croonendover t and slon ly in thenursed it batck to life they le onsd antly waled, "Zintka Laituni," meenting "poor lost bird." Col. Colbr, who was ifoll m Sand of the Uited StA bles troops, ha killd wife, were touched by the incident, and boy as the parents of the babe, both fhll blooded Sioux, hadl perished n the bat-e purchd.ase of theis, ith ttle one. Tcos weias acompllshed, and for six years little Zlntka has been cared for with devo- b " tion by her foster pae tarets e of Little Lost Bird has growt to be a holl tlttle Lost Bird has growna to be a choc very bright child and will receive a thorough education under the direction d of the foster mother, who is a well known woman suffragist. Her home is n in Beatrice, Neb. n LIFEBOAT OF NEW DESIGN. d Cylindiical Life-Saving Boat Which May Be Propelled Sidewlse. ht The old-fashioned lifeboat, which too 4 often upsets and drowns gallant fellows \: 1 bent on saving the lives of others, may T k soon have to give way to a curious-look- a a ing craft which has been built. The v new life-saver consists of three iron cyl- w inders strongly knit together. The f largest one in the center is divided into C 1 five air-tight compartments, and holds ti the boiler and machinery. The two hi smaller ones on either side are intended Ii; s 1 th - al wv as w sn LIFE-SAVING BOAT. At to give it stability. There is neither paddle-wheel nor screw; not even a rud- Bf der, all of which things are apt to be in- fi jured in bad weather. Instead there isSt a large central pump, which forces jets he of water through certain orifices. In a this way, by closing one set of openings. lol and uncovering another, the boat can tie be made to travel either forward or, soe backward or sideways, as desired. m; Two turrets, fitted inside with ladders to leading to air-tight doors, support a W platform, from which are long rope lad- ex ders leading to the water. In this fash- I I ion the boat can withstand the heavies tit, seas. The method of propulsion is He somewhat expensive in its waste of inU steam power, but that is a secondary: m matter, when the main consideration is Th the prompt rescue of shipwrecked sail- slo ors without risking the lives of the res-. ac cuers. The odd-looking craft is now on 1pa view in one of the Atlantic cities. Ja peI Samuel Lover's Happy Nature. ghi Mrs. Fanny Schmid, daughter of ne' Samuel Lover, contributes a paper of m. =:"1u~itm,.leýý'..S"Th aluthol of 'Rory and O'More'" to the Century. The article In a is fully illustrated with autographs and coy- miniatures painted by Lover. Mrs. ring Schmld says: "Sam Lover," or "little yet- Lover," as his friends sometimes Irrev very erently ealled himn, was a great favor In- Ite in London soclety. Possessing an inexhaustible fund of high spirits, E. good humor, and sparkling wit, no one could be better eompany. Nor was he the one of those who, as the Irish neatly express it, "hang up their fiddles be eek, hind the door" when they come homre. -een On the contrary, he was never more vet- happy, delightful and entertaining than gal- when he was at home with only his nds wife and daughters about him. ills truly lovable character was not only re- shown n gayety; he was also deeply hlot 1umane and kind, with the keenest the sense of honor and the warmeat heart Cho in the world. HIis song, "The Four the leaved Shamrock," truly expresses his aspirations. Ohl! thus I'd play th' enchanter part, Thus scatter bliss around, Anid not ia tear nor aching heart Should in the world be found! Hie would have liked to see the whole world happy. Nevertheless, he was "a ' good hater" (such as Dr. Johnson woutd o lave loved) whell he knew any one to lib a contemptible character. h FEARED BURIAL ALIVE. h itl Plan Is Invented to Prevent Per- st niature Interment, I1p There Is a cert'in Inventor, well tl known to people in all parts of the'' country, whose p:articulaur fear is that "t hie will be buried while in a trance. tli So strong a hold did this idea take on thl his mind that a year or two ago he de- ,\ p vised a plan by which, should lie be- hi I omile at victimil of Ilreature burial, the lu Sfact will soon beconne knownl Tie l- a lusiration con veys a good idea of his thI p lan. Th'e tube shown Is fitted with "I nair valves, which are opened by the "Y - bu 'to is ORAVi SONAT IN PO.ITION. f:lit slightest motion within tihe coflin, the aill result being that the bell is kept ring- lirs lug until relief arrives. a k Pleads for 1 arly (ConsIlderntion. ti Cholly--What di you think, dear that boy? That a beastly t:tlor sent me a to td bill to-day, and it is a week yet be- Afrf fore the first. "I expect lie was sending early to Hls avoid the rushi"-t'earson's Weekly. tiwn, time Hard at Work, the "Wh'lat Is your nephew doing now?,," take "For the last five years lie has been feri: choosing a profession."-Jugend me, When General Washington was about to leave Roger Sherman's house on one t> <asion, the latter's young daughter, s Mehetabel, opened the door for him. r The General put his hand on her head, - and said: "You deserve a better office, my little lady!" "Yes, sir," she replied, - with a curtsy, "to let you in." A Scotch visitor to the Carlyles, in Cheyne Row, was much struck with the sound-proof room which the sage had contrived for himself in the attic, 1 lighted from the top, and where no sight or sound from outside could pene trate. "My certes, this is fine," cried the old friend with unconscious sar casm; "here ye may write and study all the rest of your life, and no human I being be one bit the wiser." As school inspector Matthew Arnold was examining a class in geography one day, and, holding up the poker with which he was about to stir the fire, he asked "If any child could tell him where it was manufactured." There was a long silence, broken by the school mistress, who remarked nervously that i such information was not mentioned in 1 "Cornwell's Geography." "No," said Arnold; "Cornwell's an ass." On Oct. 2, 1795, a wager came off at Brighton between Sir John Lade-who figures in Conan Doyle's "Rodney Stone"-and Lord Cholmondeley, whom d he had undertaken to carry twice around the Stelne, pickaback; as his lordship was stout and Sir John a lit- r tie fellow, the concourse was large to o see It, but he had no backers. "Now," , my lord, strip," said he; "I undertook t to carry you, but not your clothes." i Whereby he won his bet without any exertion. n Lord Leighton, when asked by what c title he would be called to the upper c House, at once replied: "I am a work- f. ingman, and can not afford to change tI my name, which is my trade-mark." There result many minor social confu- b sions when the alteration in status is a: accompanied by an alteration of the e patronymic. When, for instance, Sir n IJames McGarel-Hogg, raised to the peerage under the title of Lord Ma- 8 gheramone, first dined out with his b' new dignity, the footman, unable to a: master the sound, but refusing to be t( beaten, announced: "The late Sir James rf McGarol-Hogg." b Once while traveling, Moltke, the German general, came to Zurich, and walked to the hotel. As the head tc waiter saw his gaunt figure stalking in, 10 wrapped in a worn-out, dusty cloak, c carrying an old leather satchel, he so measured his wealth by his looks, andl a ordered the assistant to show him to tl a small room in the uppermost story. il Moltkefollowed without remonstrance. l As he was making himself comfortable di In the attic, another assistant came, as is customary there, to ask the silent stranger his name and rank. These til created no small consternation in the at office of the hotel. The consequence se was that a few minutes later mine di host, with a retinue of "Kellner," all in In full dress, appeared at the attic door w to inform his excellency that a better a room had just been vacated in the ti "Belgate." "Give that to my servant," it. replied Moltke, "when he comes with me." Aria he r'ininif-rl " icle The late A. T. Stewart belonged to er Ind the Century Club, although he rarely w rs. visited its rooms. The club once Mr tle bought a carpet of his people, and ir ev- when It had been down for several qu or- months Stewart happened to come In. wa an IIe seemed to be greatly interested In A its the carpet, studying it attentively. gar n "Where did you buy that?" he demand- fa he ed of the house committee. "At your do tly place, I believe." "Impossible!" re- bui be- Joined the millionaire; "we never had A ( the pattern in stock. We have had a re pattern exactly similar, excep't that co 1 those little violet flowers were white." sa 'so lis The committeeman took the trouble to [is hunt through his vouchers, and pro- s l duced a receipted bill of A. T. Stewart B ly & Co. Mr. Stewart shook his head. s s! "There is some mistake," he said; "the wa rt little flowers on our carpet were white." ' It was found on investigation that the Ut 1 little flowers had been white-so of- co fensively white and spotty to the eyes fact of some of the aesthtic members of the an e club that Louis Lang had gone over fron them with a stiff brush dipped in violet tion ink. the 1 to Daniel Webster, Tazewell, and Gen. wo Jackson's Secretary of the Navy were the c ' once walking together on the north of or bank of the Potomac, and while Web- adm ster lingered a little In the rear Taze- modi well offered to bet Branch a ten-dollar and hat that he could prove him to be on in th the other side of the river. "Done se," n said Branch. "Well," said Tazewell, chen pointing to the opposite shore, "isn't of th I that one side of the river?" "Yes." facul " "Well. isn't this the other side?" "Yes.,' are t t "Then, as you are here, are you not on pure the other side?" "Why, I declare," said mnitte 1 the victim, "so it is; but here comes the a Webster, I'll win back my bet from rier c W him." As Daniel came up, Branch sa- with luted him with, "Webster, I'll bet you brary a ten-dollar hat I can prove you are on equal the other side of the river." "Done." per's "Well, isn't this one side?" "Yes." "Well, isn't that the other side?" "Yes, Mrs but I am not on that side." Branch had you tl 'to pay for two hats, and learned that it Mrs, Is possible to bet both ways and win gage I upon neither. Mrs. While on one of the trailns running as bel out of Chicago recently, a suburbanite you'd namled (e'orge Affolter was called from cook. hlls newspaper, says the Record, to Mrs. mnalke the fourtil in a game of whist all rig: which ha'd been interrupted by the dCe- we ha parture of one of the players. The piano hands had been dealt around and Affol- sewing ter, noting there were thirteen cards, --Pitts salid: "What Is It? Hearts?" It hap Ipened that hearts were trullps and an She affirmative answer was given. On the ae f first play Affolter gleefully threw away fusal. a king, followed It next with another high card, and was overjoyed to see He (j that tile nman at his elbow was obliged Maud to take the third trick, and the fourth, did gr and the fifth, and so on indefinitely. me t Affolter was almost hysterical with Joy. own na His partner looked strange. Things went on in the same way for some time. The Affolter faction, owing to 'Tis wri the new man's headwork, had not That taken a trick, when at length the suf- aY ferillg partner said: "Say, you'll excuse t ,oe, but you play th:: muost idiotic, out- -Detrol rageous, infernal game of whist that r ever occurred in my experience." Af- IN folter was dumfounded. "Whisti" he cried, bleakly; "why, heavens, man, I've been playing the game of hearts as hard as I knew bow." Fighting a Bear with Fire. Not long ago an English hunter and e prospector in the mountains of Nevada, r, being out ,without a gun, was attacked by a hungry grizzly, and took refuge .N, on the top of a bowlder. The stone was too smooth for the bear to climb, i, and just large enough so that he could not reach the man. a The bowlder was narrow, and rested b on soft earth. The Englishman real- T e ized the desperateness of his situation, de therefore, when presently he felt the o stone begin to shake. The furious ani mal was digging at the ground at one Al i side of the bowlder, and either as the I result of his intelligence or of the ex- It ereise of blind fury, was undermining 0 2 the rock. The man saw that he must !imn soon be precipitated into the bear's po I clutches. t What should he do? With nervous the and desperate eagerness, he fumbled in his pockets to see what he had. He for discovered a bottle of brandy that he lar carried for restorative purposes in case sI of accident. Would not' the fumes of salI this liquor, poured on the bear, terrify to $ him and possibly drive him away? He It resolved to try it. in He emptied about half the brandy on car the bear and on the ground at the place Ti where the creature was digging. The Co bear sniffed, and he seemed to like it. cler Pausing only a moment, he went on inl digging more briskly than ever. It was tide plain that this means of defense was hern a failure. The man fumbled in his pockets again, and this time brought tunr out some matches. Handling them ner- Yea vously, he wondered what he could do Ing to the bear with them. Suddenly an deit idea occurred to him. twec He had half the brandy left. Why of a not pour it on the bear, and see if he stur could set it on fire? It was a slender he : chance, but the only one. He watched mad for the right opportunity, and spilled Iou! the liquor on the grizzly's shaggy back. Dmn Of course the bear did not mind this, .eiv, but kept on undermining the rock. In .t IP another moment he did something, how- i ever, for the man dropped a lighted ion, match on the brandy. HT The brandy caught fire, and the .ndl games spread. In a moment more, the .o,. bear was enveloped in fire, and roaring ndi, and screaming with pain. Then he ion. took to flight, the speed with which he 'Iu raced over the hills only fanning the alat blaze. anc The Englishman was also now in full 597, flight. He took the shortest way back ,urt, to his camp, where he found a compan- wtI ion, and both, armed with rifles, start- 11an ed out in pursuit of the bear. They lhe soon found him, seated on the ground ( igh and licking his sides, on which very lit- twai tie fur remained. He was so much ex- iult hausted and so badly injured that he sta had little fight in him, and was quickly sand dispatched. in tl Tdxtremno Conscientiousness. Edmund Gosse. In an Pelv nqn Th,.a_ 1 Ara a__ _ in t] as Extreme Conscientiousness. lent Edmund Gosse, in an essay on Chris- Ac hese tina Rossetti, says that in middle life, roth the at least, she was almost morbidly con- ,oe once scientious. Her scruples were not only I nine delicate but exceedingly far-reaching. 010 11 in In 1874, a scheme arose in England nt woor which would lead to the destruction of ion >tter a part of the New Forest, and influen- Joun the tial people started a petition to defeat In nt," it. ao with Swinburn promised his signature, on he coulfbe ~procured; and he hinted rath- ant : to er mischievously that the latter feat llbou rely would not be easy to accomplish. So o nee Mr. Gosso sought the lady, and found and indeed that much persuasion was re- n eral quired to convince her that the protest ,lose in. was an innocent and legitimate one. Son n At last she took up the pen, and be I)anli ely. gan writing her name. Having gone so o~e y ly.d- far as to inscribe Chr, she stopped, laid "hy our down the pen, and inquired earnestly: have "Are you sure they do not propose to Dillol ae- build churches on the land?" sumn d After long effort, he succeeded in Natio hat convincing her that no such sche:.le ocpene to." was in anybody's mind, and she went dont so far as to write istina G. Ros. There mentu she halted again. ud r "Nor schoolhouses?" she asked. strain art But at length the halting signature inteUrt ad. was finished. cous the ment e Coeducation in England. end a the University College was the first man's edhot of- college in England to throw open its contri] es facilities for instruction to women on and r1 ae an equal footing with men, and adopted March ,er from the start the principle of coeduca- reserve let tion without reserve. When, in 1878,. to be the University of London first admitted have women to all degrees without exception, i native the college received them in its faculty the lar 1th of arts, since which time they have been monop, admitted to all faculties except that of tielT, medicine, and to all scholarships, prizes week it and certificates awarded by the college, set'tled in those faculties. Until recently many ' of hn ,, scientific courses were closed, such as Ipresile chemistry, physiology, etc., on account preside of their connection with the forbidden plied a faculty of medicine, but now even these tic 0th are thrown open, because they are also delegal pure science, and all sciences are per- less he .d mitted, and woman walks through all to .>c the avenues of the college without bar rier or restriction of any kind, sitting The n with the men in lecture room and li- The n brary, and competing with them on of coul equal terms for all college honors.--IIar- The IT per's Bazar. ýcompror i to recov Too Crowded. The s Mrs. Frazier-Did that girl I sent to ofmOr the you this morning call here? S Mrs. Dawson-Yes, but I couldn't en- vfor baci gage her. The pr Mrs. Frazier-Why? She struck me ihas 'rece as being just about the kind of a one of a $23.1 you'd want. Seemed to be a first-rate a smilai cook. of St. MI Mrs. Dawson-Yes, I know; she was vtded cl all right, but our house Is so small that The sit we haven't room for any one with a sulting piano in addition to her bicycle and oga irri sewing machine, so I couldn't take her. legisll ui --Pittsburg News. comlpanl, not by a Encouragement. iing as to She-I don't see what reason you the watt have for expecting anything but a re fusal. I never gave you any encour- New agement. sentenced Ite (just rejected)-Oh, Miss Gotrox- sing for 1 Maud! You did-you most certainly swindled did greatly encourage me! You told Alonzo J me you were worth $200,000 in your state treo own name.-Tid-Bits. last wee Whiteman Compensation. 'Tis writ in the book of destiny A I That there shall survive but the few Vonel r and fit, Von eutean Yet those condemned to the straps to clin teoo highnt May tramp on the feet of those who sit. to Montan --Detroit Journal. at the ran teau, in T ,NORTHWEbT BREVITIEB 11, LS 'nOGItEES IN DEVELOPMENT OF d THE COUNTRY'S RESOURCES. e New Industries and Matters of Gen e oral Interest in Idaho, Montana and WVashlngton. The mortgage for $500.000 on the union depot at Spokane has been foreclosed. A new paper, independent in politics, will be started about May 1 at llwaco. There is talk of an oar manufactory in Aberdeen, to give employment to 25 men. 3 Kitsap county is going to have a fair. It will be held at Sllverdale Sept. 30. Governor itogers hlas commuted to life t imprlisonment the sentence of death im posed upon William Carey of King coun ty. Carey was accused of killing his squaw Wife uuring a drunken brawl, but the evidence was entirely circumstantial. The government will begin work at once on the Port Townsend fortifications for which congress has appropriated large sums. Snohomish county Is fighting the back salary claims of justices of the peace and constables, amounting in the aggregate to $56085. It is reported that 80 acres on a ranch in Sumner, Pierce county, will be planted to strawberries for eastern shipment In carloads. The fees received by the county clerk of Cowlitz county last month exceeded the clerk's salary by $35. The citizens of nEatonvlle are consider ing the proposition of building a flume to tide water, to aid in the handling of lum The IKalama river salmon hatchery has completed its season's work, having turned out over 3,000,000 fish during the year, tle loss of eggs and young fish be ing very light. It is unlawful for fishermen and fish dealers to have in their ppssession be tween Malrch 1 and November 1, sturgeon of any size, the penalty being $20 for each sturgeon so found. A Seattle lumber manufacturer thinks he sees a good thing in making ready made houses for Japlai, Is the sample aouse sent to that country found.a quick marlket. During the last quarter there were re Sceived into the Steilacoom insane asylum A3 patients, eight less than for the quarter llding- Dee mbcr 31, 1S! nto. The discharged :ulnbertd 31. The deathl 14; on pIroba ion, 3. in the ilospital at present, 519. I-ion. it. F. 1Barge and Jldge Goodwin, ,ndian commiseioners, are expected in iorth Yakima the latter part of this ionih to continuc negotiations wilth tile ndiatns for the opening of the reserva ion. 'uynllitp hop farmers are working their !ids for all there is in tihem. The stim ilatiol they have received from the ad allce in Irtice, tile rosy prospects for 97, hmas e.prred them to do all they can 1 regaiun the neglected or abandoned terciage. Whatcom county has more miles of lanked road than any other county in .he state, and propose. to continue to ctwork the county with these useful lighways of comlmerce, having just twardecd a contract for seven miles to be iuilt for $11,716. State Audlitor Young has completed his tirst lquatrterlyrejport, showing $3t0,421.51 on antd in the various fundts Apsril 1. The !'" i'n"m in this amloulnt is $136,947.31 in the tide land fund, while the current t.ol u hid eonltalls 171.440.27. According to the report of the comp roller of the currency, the national banks f the state of VWashington on March 9 ,honed: Total reserve of $14,79T7,003; loans I nd discounts, $i,737,7t1l; reserve, $2,i.91,559; t:oid holding, $1,422,517; deposits $7,536,11S. \verage reserve held, 34.02 per cent. In ls9l two out of seven of Seattle's nan tonal banks rcsisted pIaylnent of city and ounty tIaxes on the ground of an unjust nld exorbitant aissessmnent. Through the veary length of city, county and state courts the case dragged its way up to he United States supreme court, which l....... ,, " ,o-,, hutltllos ieC na ant must forthwith come down with the ulI levy for those years, a grand total of ibout $t5,000. und Mo titun. There are a:bout 25 cases of diphtheria in Dillon and the schools have been. test :losed indefin itely. Sonic of the agents of the cattle com o- anies, who have been over the ranges, e s to not find the winter losses as large as lhey feared. Thed The ate normal school contractors tly: have resumed work on the building at e Dillon and it will be finished early in the summer. If the creditors approve, the Merchants" In National Bank of Helena will be re .eo nopened, paying a dividend of 10 per cent ent down and the balance in six equal pay nents. ere lutte Chinamen have applied to the United States court for an injunction re straininng the labor organizations from are interfering with their business. Eminent counsel have been retained, the govern ment authorities at \Vashington consulted, and a suit of unusual importance promis ed. I'S S Choteau, Cascade and Teton counties Its i contributed a majority of the land entries nand linal proofs for the luarter en.ilng ted March 31, In the Helena land office. The question of fencing the B~laclkfoot Ca- reservation is being agitated, and It seems 78 to be the general wish of the Indians to ed have it enclosed within a barbed wire fence, so as to Ikeep intruders off iand the D0, natives within. This is lot agreeables to Ity the large cattlemen, who in the past have monopuolizd two-thirds of the range. O Julice ltunt. of the supreme court of oflthe state, in an onmnlons rendered last es : week In :a case against a corporaotion, lhas e ;settled thl question of liabilities of presi dents of Incorlporations and the liability ny of incorporations for the acts of their as I lresidents. The court holds that the nt resident of an incorporation has no im ll plied atthority by virtue of his office to act as agent of the ineorporation, but on se the other hand must derive his power by s0 delegation of the board of directors, un less hlie may be lacting within the ordinary i scope of the business of the Ilncorpora tion. r-' R Idaho. If The new fee bill required a fee of 101 cents for every bill presented to the board n of county commissioners. r- The First National Bank of Idaho has: Sompromised Its suit against Ada county to recover $52,000 by paying $37,000. The st;ic auditor has received orders fron t e liresident of the board of trustees 0 of theii Albion normal school, to pay the warrants issuedr the teachers of the school for back l'ay. The0y amount to $1712..19. Thie trincitlal at St. MIlargarcits at Boise ihas received a commnunication from Ihish e op Talbot stating that lie has the piromis e of a $25,.00 contribution on condition tliat a sinllar llmlnount is raised bIy the trustees of St. Margarets iand of the bays' schlool lat Laramie. The $50,000 will then lie di 3vided eqlually between the two schools. TThe state engineer has bePn busy cln Ssuilting with representatives of the vari ous irrigation companies of the state rc jarling thle late laws passed by the last legislature. One lprovision of law requires companies to sell water by quantity and not by acreage. They are now consult ing as to the best devices for measuring the water in Itheir reslpictive localities. Confessed to Swindling AIso. New York, April 15.-Joseph Adams, sentenced Monday to three years In Sing Sing for forgery, has confessed to having swindled the Columbla bank of this city out of $510. This is the crime for which Alonzo J. Whiteman of Minnesa!a, ex state treasurer, was tried and acquitted last week. Adams' resemblance to Whiteman is remarkable. A Baron Dies in Montnna. Helena, Mont., April 16.-Baron Max Von Grotthus, a Russian nobleman and a lieutenant in the czar's guard, who lived too high in his native country and came to Montana in 1886 to begin life anew, died at the ranch of Clark Brothers, near Cho teau, in Teton county.