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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
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
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.
across dry-shod." an
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
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A size in finger rings is 1-10 of ai tlon
inch. Lit
The Daring Exploit of Two Intrepid
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
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
t ~s
d 101
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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.
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
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.
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
- al
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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.

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