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-WB$P ^^STSSP^X &
ROBERT MCCUNK, Editor mod Publisbei
WORTHINGTON, KoUwOo, WINN
THE leading statesmen of New Sonth
Wales have taken a determined stand
in favor of the enfranchisement of
A irew mineral has been discovered,
to which the name sanguinite has been
given. It is bronze-fed in color by re-,
fleeted light, and upon analysis is found
to contain silver, arsenic and sulphur.
IT is reported that the Panama canal
can be completed for 600,000,000 francs.
This frank statement will not be par
ticularly relished by the Parisians who
have already put so many millions into
MRS. CATHKBING SHARP, of Phila
delphia, now in her ll4th year, attrib
utes her great longevity to the fact
that she has made it the rule of her life
to preserve a tranquil mind and never
to bccome agitated.
II. P. IIAISES, of the steam
ship Etruria, has completed his five
hundred and first voyage across the At
lantic. lie first went to sea as an ap
prentice in 1838, and got his first com
mand of a Curiard steamship in 1804.
Miss MAGGIE SCIII TT, of Derry, Pa.,
died recently. She was 65 years of age,
and since her father's death, twenty
years ago, had been living out as a maid
of all work. Investigation of an old
canvas bustle belonging to Miss Schutt
disclosed a fortune of $9,000.
THERE are 14,050,750 horses in the
United States, 2,290,542 mules, 16,019,
501 milch cows,
8(3,875,0-18 oxen and
other cattle, 48,431,130 sheep, and 50,
025,100 hogs—and all these animals are
on the farms of the country, not count
ing those in the cities, towns and vil
ROBERT HARRISON, of Birmingham,
Conn., who had been asleep for three
days and nights, awoke feeling none
the worse for it. He says that he
dreamed that he was in another world,
and was positive it was much better
than this one. He had a prolonged
sleep once before.
THIS is a great nation. While states
men and newspapers the world over
are wondering whether there will be
war the president is off on a pleasure
jaunt of nine thousand miles, and the
secretary of state upon an ocean voyage,
and the great offices are left in charge
of janitors and private secretaries with
out fear of danger.
THE statistics show that fewer Ital
ians bring their wives and families with
them to the United States than any
other class of immigrants. As a rule
they do not come to stay and are neither
profitable to the people of the United
States while they do remain or their
own nation, which has to care for the
families of the wanderers in their ab
THE finding of fifty human skeletons
near Corpus Crispi, Tex., is accounted
for by William Payne, manager of the
Farmevs' Alliance at Whitewright, Tex.
He says eighty of his comrades de
serted in a body from the rebel ser
vice and started for Mexico, not one of
Ihcm having been heard of since, and
that they were captured and executed
to a man.
PAY-CARS are familiar sights on
American railways, but this country
has not yet employed the locomotive in
banking operations. One of the New
Zealand banks has a special car which
visits the rural districts, cashes checks
and receives deposits. The experiment
is said to be profitable, and it is a great
convenience to settlers who would oth
erwise be compelled to leave their farms
and visit town on numerous occasions.
FRANCE and Russia are carrying on a
desperate flirtation and so ostensibly
preparing for future
that they may provoke some kind of
retaliatory "measures from those who
are obviously threatened. It appears
that the military systems of the two
countries are to be so modified and har
monized that their respective armies, if
called upon to do so, may act together
with the least possible friction.
IN the United States district court at
Boston the other day, Gen. B. F.
Butler, who appeared for Mrs. John
son, defendant in a prosecution fof
pension forgery, was ordered from the
room by Jitdge Carpenter, who had the
marshal and an assistant enforce his
decree. Gen. Butler, with tears in lfis
eyes, said that he yielded to force and
when he returned to the court after the
judge had left the bench, remarked
that the room smelled a little better.
THE town of Kiowa, Kan., has a lady
mayor. Mrs. Dr. Paxton, who has
closed and double-locked the gambling
houses and saloons, and is deaf to all
appeals to moderate the rigor of her
programme of reform. Thirsty citizens
have endeavored in vain to induce her
to show a little leniency. Despairing
of shaking her resolutions, a delegation
called on her husband the other day and
begged him to use his influence with
the city's fair chief magistrate. The hus
band's reply was that his wife was run
ning the city as well as her household,
and that he was powerless. The mayor
ess evidently means business.
A RECEPTION was given by the medi
cal profession of London to
liam Salmon,of Glamorganshire, who is
probably the oldest
the medical profession in England, if
not in the world. He was born in Suf
folk 101 years ago last Monday and the
fact is corroborated by the appear
ance of his name upon the list of
members of the Royal College of Sur
geons of England in 1809, when he was
but nineteen years old. Notwithstand
ing his advanced age he
full possession of all his faculties and
attends to his practice with more regu
larity than many younger men.
THE census office has issued a state
ment of the acreage and yield of tobac
co for the year 1889, showing an in
crease over the last census of 55,223
acres and 19,052,440 pounds. The
amount produced in Kentucky has in
creased over 54,000,000 pounds, and
there has also been a substantial in
crease in North Carolina, Tennessee,
Ohio, New York and Wisconsin. On
the other hand, there has been a more
falling off in Virginia,
Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania and Missouri. The fig
ures are liable to slight modification in
the final revision, yet to be made.
IN court at Wheeling, W. Va., Judge
|J.ackson met with a peculiar case of
dense ignorance. dames Penning
ton pleaded guilty of selling liquor
without a license and declared that he
did not know he required a license.
^"Did you ever hear of the United
^^T^States?" a&Weil the court. "Yes, but
only in an indirect way," the prisoner
i* replied. "I live in Bray ton county, and
t' did not taluk the United States W1
any control over its affairs. The county
court makes the laws there." The judge
fined him 5100 with ten months in jail,
p. rand told the clerk to furnish him with
cony of th$ constitution to study.
The Nevs of the Weefc
BY TELEOHAPH ANO MAIL.J|»
FROM WASHINGTON. I
In the United States the visible Rip
ply of grain on the 27th was: Wheat,
22,843,503 bushels corn, 2,464,482 bush
els oats, 3,023,858 bushels.
RECKIPTS of the American Tract so-
treasurer's report at the annual meet
ing in Washington, were 9805,000.
THE new United States treasurer,
Enos H. Nebeker, of Indiana, has en
tered upon the duties of his office.
THE United States has been notified"
by the Chinese government of its un
willingness to receive Hon. Henry \y.
Blair as minister to China.
THE public debt statement issued on
the 1st showed the total debt to be
(1,548,678,451 cash in the treasury,
$700,162,858 debt less cash in the treas
ury. $848,515,593* Decrease during
April, $1,514,327. Decrease since June
SO, 1890, 556,622,238.
THE business failures in the United
States during the seven days ended oi»
the 1st numbered 255 against 205 the
preceding week and 211 for the corre
sponding week last year.
IN this country Labor day was gen
erally observed by parades and other
THROUGHOUT the country an increase
in the volume of trade was reported,
and merchants were more confident as
to the future.
FIRE destroyed twenty-five dwelling
houses at Forestport, N. Y.
FOUR imported stallions valued at
$10,000 were poisoned by some fiend in
the stable of Jacob Kemerer near Mur*
FIRE destroyed the village of Harris
ville, N. Y.
MR. AND MRS. COXRAD, of Fort
Washington, Pa., were celebrating their
wedding anniversary when a lamp fell,
and Mrs. Conrad and her daughter Flor
ence were burned to death and Mary,
another daughter, was fatally burned.
Is New York city ground was broken
on the 27th for Gen. Grant's monument.
FRAXK DRAMM started from New
York to walk to San Francisco in four
Two ENDOWMENT societies in Phila
delphia, the Benevolent Order of Active
Workers and the Bi-Monthly Benefit
association, collapsed, the former owing
IN the Center block at Franklin, Pa.,
afire destroyed $100,000 worth of prop
JAMES R. DAWSON, of Green Point,
N. Y., shot his wife while temporarily
insane and then cut his throat with a
razor. Both were aged people.
FLAMES near Millville, N. J., made
a swath through timber 6 miles long
and 4 miles wide.
IN Pennsylvania the coke strike be
gun twelve weeks ago has cost thus far
1^3,500,000. The men had lost $1,000,000
AT Topeka the Chicago, Kansas &
Nebraska railroad was sold to the
United States Trust Company of New
York for $25,232,000.
THROUGH excessive cigarette-smok
ing Stephen McClelland, of ohnsVown,
Pa., a young man of 21, has become in
FIRE nearly wiped out the little ham
let of West Bloomfield, N. Y.
IN the building trades at Pittsburgh,
Pa., 10,000 men have struck for an
IN New Jersey thousands of acres
of forests were swept over by fire and
several houses and outbuildings were
EVERY sawmill on the mountains be
tween Bellefonte and Lewisburg, Pa,,
was reported burned by forest fires,
and millions of feet of valuable timber
had also been reduced to ashes.
60,449 immigrants landed at
the port of New York, the largest num
ber for April since 1882. At Baltimore
11,800 persons were landed in the same
IN New Hampshire earthquake
shocks of greater or less severity and
duration were reported from Cono
cook, Keene, Concord, Manchester and
IN Philadelphia a colored woman 99
years old was arrested for disorderly
IN a fireworks factory in New York
four girls were burned to death and
two other persons were badly burned.
ON the 1st a great section of southern
New Jersey had been made desolate by
fire, and the pine and cedar forests were
nearly wiped out. The cranberry bogs
had been ruined in several places and
many houses were burned and hundreds
of persons made homeless.
WEST AND SOUTH.
AT Butte, Mont., it was said that the
Rothschilds had purchased the Anacon
da mines for $25,000,000.
AT the age of 100 years Nathan S. Fisk
died at his home in St. Croix Falls, Wis.
Ox the Baltimore &, Ohio road an ex
press train collided with a freight train
near Gaithersburg, Md., and Engineer
Curtis Elliott of the express, Engineer
Henry Groff, Fireman Murphy of the
freight, and Postal Clerk S. C. Burdett
JONAS JOHNSON'S wife and youngest
son were fatally injured by the burn
ing of their home near Wheaton, Minn.
J. L. BUCK, of White Pigeon, Ind.,
knocked his wife down and was about
to choke her when she shot him dead.
THE death of Richard Griffiths, founder
of the order of the Knights of Labor in
Chicago and the west, occurred in Chi
cago, aged 66 years.
IN Arkansas all the cotton-oil mi'ls,
with one exception, are said to have
formed a pool, with a capital of $2,
CHA.BL.ES L. ROSE and Nick Flood,
two gamblers, quarreled at Roanoke,
Va., a duel followed and both men were
ON a train at Aurora, III., R. H. Gills
bie, of Columbus, O., was drugged and
robbed of $15,000 by a woman.
AT Pern, Ind., John Johnson was
sentenced to one year in the penitentiary
for stealing a bushel of potatoes and
selling them for ninety-five cents.
IN the Thresher Company's paint
shop at the Stillwater (Minn.) prison
fire did $100,000 damage.
THE governor of Ohio has commuted
to life imprisonment the death sentence
of Isaac Smith, convicted of killing his
cousin, Stephen Skidmore, in 1888.
Smith has been sentenced to death nine
IN the vicinity of Wabash, Ind, fro&ts
did great damage to fruit.
THE mayor of Cincinnati declares
that no more professional baseball
games shall be played in that city on
A TRAIN was wrecked by striking a
cow at Greentown, Ind, and the. en
gineer and fireman werekilled.
FLAMES which began in Campbell &
Co.'s furniture factory at Chattanooga,
Tenn., burned over $250,000 worth of
AT Troy, Ala., the roof of the opera
house fell in, killing two women and
seriously injuring several persons.
THE death of James Hubbard oc
curred at Mapleton, Ind., aged 106.
years. He left 150 descendants in five
ON James R. Malone's farm, near
Boonegrove, Ind,. two buns were
burned by an incendiary and forty-five
cows, fifteen calves and ten horses per
ished in the flames.
IN a wreck on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad at Waring, Md., 917,000 la
treasury notes were burned. I
THE death of Albert Snookai the
bridegroom andf^venth Tictijii'ofthe
poisoned weddiag feltt at Louisville,
Ky-, wa# ||^rt||. Hpwif^^aiTf^f
WHILE dmxediHtt*^gripiJe~Dr. R.-G*
Mauss, a noted Washington physician,
ciety for the year, as shown by tha to be bmlt between Detroit and Wind"
IOWA democrats will hold their state4
convention in Ottumwa June 24.
WOBX has commenced on the tunnel
THE mayor of Cincinnati has an
nounced that Sunday theatricals will
THE explosion of a locomotive at
JohnstonV station, 0., killed the fire
man, and the ergineer and head brake
a xv re ad
NEAR Beloit, Wis., Charles Hannah,
a farmer, blew his brains out because
he had been arrested for drunkenness.
"A PROMINENT physician of Linton,
Ind., L. H. Dilly, was instantly killed
by his team running away.
A BAIN, hail 'and windstorm visited
Bryan,'O., and hardly a .house escaped
without some damage.
AT Sioux Falls, S. D., the jury in the
trial of Plenty-Horses, the Indian
charged with murdering Lieut. Casey,
disagreed and were discharged.
BECAUSE he could not stop drinking
liquor, A. If. Barnes, a young man,
committed suicide at Portland, Ore.
BASCO DOBRAM. shot and killed
Thomas Stewart and his wife and John
Finn during a quarrel near Richmond,
AT San Franeisco over $25,000 worth
of smuggled opium was confiscated by
IN Minneapolis six flouring mills with
a capacity of 10,000 barrels a day have
united under the name of the North
western Consolidated filling Company.
AT Waco, Tex William Reel, 'whe
confessed to having slandered honest
men and women, was whipped, ridden
upon a rail, tarred and feathered and
ducked in a pond by a posse of (citizens.
SOME miscreants set fire to a shaft of
the Consolidated Coal Company's works
at Oskaloosa, la., and property valued
at $100,000 was destroyed.
SEVERAL members. of the Alaskan
exploring expedition sent out a year
ago from New York under the guid
ance of Hazard Wells have arrived at
Port Townsend, Wash., thus.contra
dicting the report that the party had
AUGUST NIKKILI while in a drunken
frenzy fatally shot his wife at Hough
ton, Mich., and then killed himself.
IN the Hocking and Sunday valleys of
Ohio 10,000 miners have struck for an
eight-hour day, and at other points in
Indiana and Illinois the miners made a
similar demand and quit work.
THE Patriotic Order Sons of America
organized a state camp at Indianapolis,
Ind, with H. G. Ellis, of Connersville,
ADVICES from the City of Mexico an
nounce the death of Col. Miguel Lopez,
who was accused of betraying Maximil
ian to Juarez.
THE government of San Domingo has
begun negotiations with Secretary
Blaine for a treaty of reciprocity.
AT Maras, Hnngary, three employes
of the railroad depot were surprised
and killed by robbers, who took away
about $5,000 in cash.
BRITISH troops entered Manipur and
found.the place totally deserted. In an
inclosure Was discovered the heads of
Commissioner Quinlon and others of
the English party.
IN Germany a coal famine was im
pending owing to the strike of the min
ers and many manufacturing compan
ies had shut down.
THE loss of the British ship Lands
downe which sailed from Hokodate,
Japan, 199 days ago for New York was
feared. She carried a ,crew of forty
AN employe in the post office at
Pesth, Hungary, murdered his wife, his
mother-in-law and three children, and
then drowned himself ih the Danube.
ADVICES from Honolulu say that
Minister Carter had resigned from the
cabinet and the people were clamoring
for. a republic.
IN England the epidemic of influenza
was still spreading.
THE election of Prince Bismarck to
a seat in the German reichstag was
ADVICES say that 10,000 Jews would
be expelled from Moscow as soon as the
existing, laws were enforced. The pop
ulation of Moscow was 700,000, of which
100,000 were Jews.
IN France Labor day was one of riot
and bloodshed. At Formies seven per
sons were killed and the same number
were shot down by troops in Lyons. In
Rome, Italy, conflicts took place be
tween workmen led by anarchists and
the authorities, and several of the for
mer were killed.
Trouble In the Coke Region.
SCOTTDALE, Pa., May 4.—The coke
region to-day was shaken from cenfei
to circumference bp just such anothex
scene as has been feared for, weeks
since the dreaded More wood killing.
At Leisennng No. S last night a man
named Mahan was shot dead and anoth
er seriously injured.
Two Hungarians who had left the
works, delayed their visit and Supt.
Gray became suspicious. He, in com
pany with his assistants and four depu
ty sheriffs, visited House No. 17, where
their workmen were enjoying them
selves immensely. Their entrance
caused a stampede among the strikers,
and two of them rushed out.
Mr. Gray and the deputies were fol
lowed to the hill by the angry crowd,
so close they were compelled
to back down with rifles presented.
They staved off the mob as long as pos
sible, but Mahan rushed up to one ol
the deputies, seizing his rifle and grap
pled with him. This deputy fired and
the balance followed suit. In the fusil
ade the man fell dead, while anothex
was injured. There are grave appre
hensions of further trouble at Leisen
ring, and the force of deputies is .large
THE novel "A Shred of Lace," which
has just been placed in the market by
Franklyn W. Lee, the eminent young
author, is creating considerable com
ment, and indications point to a large
sale. Mr. Lee is deserving of-the high
est praise for his meritorious work.
ITALY has decided .not to 'make an
appearance ai the WoifJd's. Fair in Chi
cago. This decision is made in the in
terest of economy. The recent troubles
have no bearing in the case.
A PARTY of ten persons returning
from a dance near Chester, O., on the
5th, tried to eroai a mill dam in a boat.
The boat sank and, five were drowned
and five were saved.
THE committee appointed by the Min
nesota legislature to investigate the
operations of the elevators at puluth,
met in St. Paul on |he 5th, and reor
ganized by electing $enitor tieisse]
chairman. A long wrangle occurred
upon the question of hiring W. W.
Erwin as the attorney for the commit
tee. It was finally decided that Attor
ney General Clapp should act in the
ON the night of the 5th, the Muse of
James Cole, ne^r Upper Marlboro, Md.
was burned and his five children per
ished in the flames.
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS
A de#ion|raiyianpd datn
supreirfe'coufTln St- Paul iff the fttmous
case of Tenuis Slingerland, Jr.. against
his father, Tennis Slingerland The*
ease had been in the courts for fife
yean. The dispute was over a tract of
land in Q^mstead oountyyvalued a|r
tJbout $50,000. It appears tnaiSllhger
land, Jr., had worked for his father a
lqing time, avid as&is .compensation waa
ugainst the old man in the district
court. Finally the father proposed that
if aon wo^d^lwwfthe case h| court,
he would present him with the
farm. The son agreed He took a
wife and went on a wedding tour.
When he returned he expected to find
the farm awaiting his pleasure. In
stead of this the old man told him he
could go and buy. a farapa if he Ranted
one. The ^son brought/suit agfiihst his
father to recover the Yaim,. He was
iheateQ atid e&tained neftr trial and
won. The father then took the case to
the supreme court. Here the son a grain
won his case. Then the father took a
second appeal, trying to get a new
trial. Judge Dickinson refused to grant
this, however, and the son will own
the farm, which lias been increasing in
value all the time the case has been in
court and is now worth a confortable
A Department Bulletin Sajrs lloraea and
(Tattle Are In Good' Condition.
A bulletin issued by the agricultural
department has the following relative
to the condition of stock in Minnesota:
liever.in the historyjof the at§$e, bave hurses
wintered' better. Food has teen plenty, and
since there has been general tehil6iicy to take
better care of them, like loss from disease is
much reduced. No epidemic has appeared dur
ing the past year. Cattle are iu excellent
condition. They have been free from all dis
ease, and there has been no loss from exposure.
Sheep have wintered excellently well. No dis
eases have prevailed. The ravages of dogs
and wolves appear to'be the only source of loss
to the flocks. Hogs are in fair condition. The
high price of grain has lessened the: average
weight, perhaps, as much more corn would have
been fed to them had it been cheaper.
A Mother Faints on the Train? Clasping
Her Baby's Corpse.
A very sad incident, occurred on the
Milwaukee train which arrived in St.
Paul the other morning from Chicago.
Among the passengers was Mrs. Helen
Hope, the 19-year-old wife of a Minne
apolis mill employe, who had with her
an infant in arms. During the entire
trip the baby was sick and the young
mother cared for it with the utmost
tenderness, but just before the train
reached St. Paul it was noticed that
both mother and child had become
strangely silent. For some time it was
supposed that they were sleeping but
discovered that the
mother had fainted and that the. little
one which she clasped in her arms
was dead. The unhappy mother was
revived and given in charge of her. hus
band who had come to Stx Paul to meet
A Minneapolis Freaeher Robbed.
Rev. Father Thomas Briody, of Min
neapolis, ai-rived in New York the
-other night on his way to Europe, hav
ing in his possession a check for $2,000
on the Irish national bank of Minneap
olis and $500 in cash. Fearing that he
might be robbed he stepped up to a
policeman on the corner of Sixth ave
nue and Eleventh street and gave him
the check and money for safe keeping.
The next morning the priest went to
look for the bluecoat and found him
Many Buildings Destroyed.
A fire in the north end of St. Charles
destroyed over $100,000 worth of proper
ty. George Smith & Co, general store M.
H. Gale, dry goods C. E. Smith, furni
ture S. A. Johnson, hardware F. Kuf
fer, saloon Henry Frisch, hotel Times
printing office. Masonic hall and a
number of other buildings, together
with several residences, were swept
ThelTttrj Hrieny unronleled.
At the village election in Preston
15een.se was carried by 37 majority.
Freeman Reynolds was fatally hurt
«lt St. Paul by falling from a third
story window of the Ryan hotel.
Charles Freddr, of Minneapolis, was
killed near West Superior, Wis., by a
A petroleum tank filled with crude
oil exploded in St. Paul, killing John,
Johnson, a plumber.
The thirtieth anniversary of the en
listment of the "Old First Minnesota"
was celebrated at Morgan post hall in
W. S. Cox, of Dassell, Minn., was
fatally shot with a revolver.
Andrew Nelson, a farmer living near
Tyler, was run over by a seeding ma
chine and terribly cut.
The-current state expenses for March
were $3,933,210. ,•
The body yf a girl, apparently about
8 years old, \Vas found in the Mississip
pi at Little Falls by lumbermen. It
was supposed to be the child who was
drowned at Gull river last winter.
The pay roll of the State university
for April amounted to $10,72(5.23.
A mad dog bit eight hogs 'and one
cow in the town of Hart before it could
be killed. The bitten animals all
showed signs of hydrophobia, and it was
necessary to put them to death.
The residence owned by J. D. Green,
of Faribault, and occupied by Rev.
Poole, was destroyed by fire. Loss,
A heavy windstorm near Northfield
caused considerable loss to the farmers,
as much seed was blown out of me
A-painting in oil of rare beauty was
discovered in the ruins of the old
French mission a few miles north of
Little Falls by Rev. A. Lamothe, of the
French Catholic church here. It rep
resents one of the saints holding aloft
cross, and around him representatives
uf the various races of the globe gazing
at the uplifted cross.
John Cassey, assistant road master of
the Great Northern, was seriously in
jured by. falling from a moving train at
Gen. H. 0.v Vaa Cleve, an old resident
of Minneapolis, died of pneumonia
aged 81 years.-
The state treasurer has received
050 from the government as part of the
annual allowance for the soldiers'
Rev. W. F. Greenman has severed his
3onnection as pastor of the Unitarian
"hurch in Winona and gone to New
England, where, with his wife, he .wHl
*ai the future reside.
Capt. Compton's commission as sur
/eyor general arrived at Fergus Falls
md he left for St. Paul to assume
Office. No changes ih the working
lorce would be made at present.
Mrs. Amelia Parrhyslns, wife of J.
0. Parrhysins, of Winona, died from the
effects of a removal of a cancer from
her breast. She was born at Palantine
on the Rhine and was 40 years of age.
The Duluth land office has issued a
circular annouticing that on. May 81
all business relative to lands dealt
with by the St Cloud land office here
tofore, will be transacted fct the Du
*»_ kJLS**,X •&> JR^IV- «-"j^&£!" *R~*
—*'Atthe ftepot Restaurant.—Traveler
,"Wateh£? gait?" "Open-faced, kivered
and cross-bar—all apple." '"Me
pumpkin.Harviud Liampoon. }J-ffE
—Anafficial survey ihowafhat Rhode
Island's nearest approach to a monntain
is an eminence in Gflocester, which rises
805 feet above sea level, and to which
the name Durfee hill has been given.
—Mr, John Bland, a chess player,
proposes to revolutionize the game by
making--the board nine squares wide,
gnd adding besides a pawn another
piece, to be called the "Premier," pos
sessing'' the combined jiower. of queen
—Kate Upson Clarke writes that
there are no snakes in Bermuda. It is
presumed, therefore, that a native case
of delirium tremens consists largely in
fighting centipedes, which may or may
not be an improvement
—A Father's. Confession.—Lover—
"Don't withhold your consent on ac
count of my income, sir. I can support
your daughter on 929 a week." Pater—
"Then you are a' jim dandy, I never
could."—Terre Haute Express.
—Had No Consideration for Him.—
Court scene—"Rough prisoner at bar."
Judge—"I'll make it sixty days." Pris
oner—"Consider my gray hair." Judge
"Go on with your gray hair, this isn't a
wig foundry."—Texas Siftings.
—He Wasn't a Teetotaler.—New Pas
tor (on his first parochial visit)—"Is
your husband a teetotaler, madam?"
Embarrassed Parishioner (hesitatingly)
—"Well, no, he isn't quite as bad as
that but he makes a night of it once in
a while with the boys."—West Shore.
—"I don't want any castor oil," said a
sick little Boston boy, petulantly.
"Why, Horace," expostulated his moth
er, "don't you know that castor oil is
made from beans?" and the little boy,
whose faith in his mother is perfect,
took the dose and feebly asked for more.
—The Littte Trader.—Moritfe received
from his teacher a box on the ear, but
undeservedly, for it was his neighbor
who had been out of order. "Now,
Teacher," he said, "you see that it was
not my fault Don't forget to credit me
with that box on the ear, will you?"—
—Cuban smokers don't like a cigar
that is more than forty-eight hours old.
Such cigars are so moist that they posi
tively hiss when lit. In Europe dry
cigars are generally preferred. Such
cigars are not rank and the odor from
them when smoked is not nearly so of
fensive as that from moist cigars.
—Saved His Bacon.—In tearing down
an old house at Savannah the other day
the workmen found half a bushel of
bogus silver dollars hidden away be
tween the walls. The man who made
them is supposed to have been drowned
about ten years ago, and probably just
as he was about to put them into circu
lation.—Detroit Free Press.
—Not manyyears ago, in the Temple
Court, London, was a sun-dial with the
motto: "Be gone about your business."
This unusual inscription arose from the
"builder's man" calling to receive orders
about it, when the bencher in charge
was so busy that he did not listen, but.
said: "Be gone about your business,",
which the man took as his answer and
—The largest and most valuable col
lection of postage stamps is owned by
M. de Ferrari, of'Paris. It is estimated
as being worth $200,000. The collection
of Mr. Taplin. of London, comes second
and is valued at from $150,000 to $175,
000. The collection made by M. Caille
botte, recently sold at auction, brought
940,000 and that of M. Arthur de Roths
child realized $30,000.
—Quite as He Said.—Graves—"Look
here, Tattler! I just called on Gibbs,
and find him to be the same incorrigible
sinner he always was. You told me
he'd met with a change of heart" Tat
tler—"So he lias." Graves—"What
makes you think so?" Tattler—"Why,
he's been divorced from one wife and
married another considerable change
of heart about that, isn't there?"—Bos
—There are about two hundred tea
tasters in New York. The habits of
these men are exceedingly curious.
Some of them have refused to ply their
trade save in the morning, on the ground
that the sense of taste can not be
trusted after it has
hours of work. Most of them avoid the
use of tobacco and of highly-seasoned
fbod. Their accuracy of taste is aston
ishing. A tea-taster will grade and
price a dozen qualities of tea all from the
—The Merced (Col.) Sun has visions
of glory for the community in which it
shines, videlicet: "Merced, the starlit
city of amphibious commerce—in summer
a paradise and in winter a flower-gar
den—possessed even now of the bones
and sinews and arteries of a mighty
city—the pride of the state and the ap
ple of every eye—shall assume all the
charms of rarest beauty with the power
and luxury that wealth can give. She
sits to-day at the feet of her own possi
bilities, while passing stars sing together
of her coming glory."
HUMANITY IN WAR.
The Humane and GeneAui Acts of Noble
It is related of Henry IV., the first
French king of the house of Bourbon,
that while besieging Paris, at that time
held against him by the Catholic league,
he was urgently advised to take the city
by assault before troops daily expected
from the king of Spain could arrive tp
succor the leaguers. He knew that by
a determined assault he could carry the
works before him, but be protested
(gainst it on the principle of humanity.
"J will not," said he, "expose the
capital of my country to the miseries
and horrors which must follow such an
event. I will show to my people that I
am their father and I will follow the
example of the true mother who pre
sented herself before Solomon. I will
not gain the prize through the slaugh
ter of innocent persons."
In time, Henry reduced the city with
the loss of but few lives. In a subse
quent conversation upon the subject of
the number slain, he exclaimed:
"If it were in my power I would give
anything but my kingly honor to re
deem, those citizens, and to have the
satisfaction of informing posterity that
I had subdued Paris without spilling a
drop of blood.
In the war of 1796 between France
and Austria, the Archduke Charles,
when hastening from Bohemia to take
command of the Austrian army, met,
near the scene of a late action, a large
number of wounded soldiers, both
French and Austrians, who in the haste
of retreat and pursuit, had been
abandoned where they had fallen. The
only horses at. hand which could possi
bly be used in removing these helpless
were attached to the artillery.
"Let the cannon be left behind said
the humane prince, "and let these poor
fellows be saved." And when one of
bis generals remonstrated, he added:
•'No, no let it be as I have ordered
The life of one brave man is better
worth preserving than fifty pieces of
When the French General Moreau,
into whose hands the cannon thus
abandoned had fallen, learned the mo
tive which had prompted the archduke
to make the sacrifice,, he ordered the
whole to be restored observing that he
should be unworthy of being the oppo
nent.of his imperial highness if he took
advantage of so noble an act of hu
manity.—N. Y. Ledger.
AN INJURIOUS SOCIAL CUSTOM.
A Dangerous, Pmetlee Which Is Becoming
A Philadelphia clergyman. Rev.. Dr.
Alexander Alfcon, recently declined to
attend the anniversary dinner of the
Robert Burns association in that city
on the ground that intoxicating liquors
were to be served in connection .there
with. He stated in his admirable let
ter, which has been widely published,
that his feelings against the liquor itself
were very strong, but that he declined
also on the ground of the injury which
liquor did to Burns, and that he "can
not add 'insult to injury' by recogniz
ing its presence in connection with the
Observance of his natal day." He says:
"When I remember that alcohol so
completely enslaved the grandest
genius of our native land as to expose
him during that awful night to the
damp and chilly air, in which he slept
off his debauch in the snow-drift and
which brought on his'last fatal illness,
how can I consider with patience the
presence of his greatest enemy upon an
occasion when we must so honor the
poet's memory." Both by precept and
example Dr. Alison has borne a timely
and praiseworthy testimony against
the pernicious social custom of provid
ing intoxicating liquors at public din
ners. Always out of place, they are
singularly inappropriate at an anni
versary dinner of one who. was literal
ly a martyr to strong drink.
A well-known clergyman of New York
was recently invited to dine with the
well-to-do representatives of a large
commercial interest which centers
there. He accepted the invitation. He
found that intoxicating beverages were
provided in abundance, and that they
were partaken of by this company of
supposed-to-be gentlemen with great
freedom, himself and one other being
the only abstainers. Their bibulous
companions were also vulgar enough
to ridicule them for their abstinence,
repeatedly to send bottles, empty or
filled, to their plates. Only vulgar
drinkers would latterly be guilty of
such discourtesy toward abstainers.
Not long ago *a lady of Ne York
was present at an elegant entertain
ment where the guests were chiefly the
wealthy members of a well-known
popular church with a large, fashion
able attendance. The lady was herself
a member of this church. The re
freshments when served included
wines. This lady and two friends with
her were the only abstainers. She
jingles much in what is called "good
society," and deplores the widespread
prevalence of the injurious social drink
Another phase of modern social life
becoming increasingly popular are the
entertainments given outside the home
at clubs or fashionable "assemblies,"
where professional caterers provide,
and where intoxicants in an (esthetic
environment are conspicuous. Many a
young man or young woman will thus
be introduced to the fascinations of the
wine-cup without home restraints and
safeguards and under exceptionally
dangerous conditions. The saloon,
though popular with a certain very
large class of drinkers, is altogether
too "common" for most "society" peo
ple. Ladies,' of course, never visit them.
But the club and the "assembly" come
within the domain of fashion, and to
these ladies may go and here they may,
and too often do, indulge in wine-drink
While fashion is allowed to perpetu
ate the social wine-drinking custom at
these public and semi-public dinners at
the clubs and modem "assemblies,"
the saloon will hold its sway for those
who, in a less genteel way, incline to
indulge in intoxicants. It is the prac
tical alliance between the fashionable
wine-bibbers and the saloon habitues
in the primary meeting, at the polls,
and in legislative halls, which, under
one plea or another, perpetuates the
evil license system and makes prohib
itory legislation difficult both to secure
and to enforce. The power of this per
nicious social custom now so great
must needs be broken. More light con
cerning the liarmfulness of the use,
even in "moderatkJn," of intoxicants,
must be disseminated and, especially
on the part of Christian men and
women, the adherence to the prevalent
social custom of using' or providing
wines must be religiously subordinated
to the higher consideration of duty to
the young, the weak, and the tempted.
—National Temperance Advocate.
THE EFFECTS OF BRANDY.
Drinking Various Alcoholic Compounds In
the Interest of Science.
Mr. Samuel, from the English cus
toms department, recently gave evi
dence of an important character, show
ing the results of experiments he had
made in the admixture of fusel oil with
brandy. In October last he added five
per cent, of fusel oil to brtmdy, which,
he said, was a large percentage. The
effect of this mixture was that in a
short time the brandy lost its charac
teristics as such. Later he tried one
per cent, which produced a similar ef
fect Speaking of experiments upon
himself the witness stated that the ef
fect of brandy to which five per cent of
fusel oil had been added, taken to the
extent of three fluid ounces a day for
nineteen consecutive days, with the ex
ception of Sundays, was very similar to
that of ordinary spirit drinking. Ex
periments made upon his assistant with
pure alcohol were attended with re
markable results. He was compelled
to give up the experiments in £wo or
three days in consequence of the ill
The chairman asked if the witness
was aware that ether drinking largely
prevailed in Ireland. The witness re
plied that he knew of the fact through
the newspapers, and had read an arti
cle on the subject in a monthly maga
zine recently. He had made repeated
attempts.to drink ether in its ordinary
state, but had failed, owing to the dif
ficulty in swallowing it The efforts to
swallow it caused his eyes to stream
with water and his mouth to close—in
deed, nature appeared to repel the at
tempt The only way in which he suc
ceeded in swallowing ether was in cap
sules, and the effect was an icy sensa
tion in the stomach, followed by a
slight stimulation. He had obtained
samples from Ireland of the ether
drank there, and found them to consist
of mixtures of ether and alcohol, the
latter, he believed produced from
methylated alcohol. The experiments
with ether were negative
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positive. He had experimented with
pure spirit and water, with the result
that he suffered from headache and in
digestion, while with fusel oil added
the same result did not follow. Mr.
Allen, public analyst of Sheffield, said
he found that there was very little dif
ference between the quantity of fusel
oil in new and old whiskies.—St
An Interesting Scheme for the Restraint
of Moderate Drinkers.
The right of man to drink one glass
of whisky is not to be disputed the
right of man to drink a dozen glasses
of whisky may be questioned seriously.
This right indeed, ia the subject of a
rather ridiculous controversy waged in
the Arena, in which Dr. Henry A.
Hartt combats the theory that drunken
nesa ia uniformly an inherited disease
and holds it to be a "voluntary lunacy."
Ila does not, of course, deny that it'
may become a disease in a certain date
of cases, bnt dipsomania, he says, la al
ways the result of a continuous habit
at vicions indulgence in drink, and for
dipsomaniacs special asylums should be
provided, in which due medical care
and treatment should be furnished im
prisonment in them being compulsory,
as in the cases of lunatics from other
The suggestion is interesting. It pro
poses a scheme of reformation that, en
acted into law. and dilly executed,
would practically amount to a social
revolution. For it not only provides
for the seizure and incarceration of
sots found in lo^T "dives," but for the
rigid inspection of the tippling done in
more respectable and in splendid sa
loons and for the restraint of hilarity
in rich drunkards' households and the
freer convivialities of clab cafes, by
forbidding connivance and imposing an
obligation of complaint. So interest
ing is the scheme, to be sure, that were
it not for one obvious fact some
millions of men throughout the coun
try would cry out hoarsely against it
and shake their trembling lists in its
face. The scheme is preposterously
Half of the multitude of men who
frequent barrooms are dipsomaniacs.
Among them are lawyers, politicians,
bankers, merchants, and all sorts of
men in every condition of life. Few of
them make shameful spectacles of
themselves. For years they may con
tinue to indulge their unnatural appe
tite for wines and liquors, in saloons,
clubs and at home, without other result
than a 6low, inevitable atrophy of
health and of character. If the law
were to declare these men to be crimi
nals-it is appalling to think of the conse
quences—happy families robbed of their
fathers, professions of their leading
lights (might not the bench itself yield
here and there a culprit?), a blight on
all the feasting, while the wits that
were wont to set the tables in a roar
swarmed into our asylums, and coming
grimly to their meals gazed dull-eyed
in savage silence upon bottles of soft
cider and sarsaparilla.
The drunkard may be a "voluntary
lunatic," and doubtless is, but his luna
cy is mild indeed compared with that
which would be responsible for the
drastic treatment of him after the man
ner proposed by Dr. Hartt—Philadel
The ancient Romans, in some re
spects, were in advance of the present
age in their practical physiological
knowledge. This was especially the
case in the habits of the women. They
seemed to be fully aware of the fact
that a hardy race must be born of
healthful mothers, and consequently
any usage or practice likely to- affect
injuriously the health of women, was
viewed by the state with suspicion.
The muscles were systematically edu
cated. Frequent bathing was required
by law. Large bath-houses were es
tablished, which were places of com
For several centuries of the best ages
of Rome, it was a criminal offense for
a Roman mother to drink intoxicating
liquors. At the time of our Saviour on
earth, and for a long period after, it
was considered infamous for a Roman
woman to taste wine.
The consequence of this physical
training and abstinence from all intox
icating liquor was, that the Romans
were noted for their strength and en
FRESH FACTS AND NOTES.
Vox MOLTKE is a teetotaller, even to
beer, and many Germans wonder how
he ever reached his present great age
THE delirium and stupor from exces
sive use of spirits should be called
poisoning, rather than intoxication. It
is literally this, and no other term is
more exact—Journal of Inebriety.
MRS. HELEX M. GOUGAR has been
keeping a careful account of the num
ber of wives murdered by drunken
husbands since January 1, 1889, and
finds that 3,004 women have, during
that time, met death at the hands of
husbands who were infuriated by
LADY MACDOVALD, wife of the
premier of Canada, is an old abstainer.
Another lady of high position met her
at dinner one day and was surprised to
see that she took no wine, and at
length asked: "Did you not set out
wine when you entertained the marquis
of Lome?" "Never!" was the prompt
reply. "But did you not feel that yon
must apologize?" "Certainly not wine
is not a natural beverage, and so
should rather come in than go out with
NEVER was the liquor trade more in
tolerant of opposition or more ag
gressive and destructive than to-day.
It is true now, as it was when the New
York Tribune uttered these words fa
few years ago: "This traffic lies at the
center of all political and social mis
chief, it paralyzes energies in every di
rection, it neutralizes educational agen
cies, it silences the voice of religion, it
baffles penal reform, it obstructs polit
ical reform."—Christian at Work.
EDWABD W. BOK, the young editor
in-chief of the Ladies' Home Journal,
of Philadelphia, is a firm believer in
the temperance cause, and the women
associated with it Mr. Bok has just
celebrated his twenty-seventh birthday,
and has never tasted liquor or beer.
He believes that difficult brain work
can only be accomplished by a strictly
life, and a strong hatred for ac
cursed drink. The young editor was a
warm admirer of Mrs. Rutherford B.
Hayes, and regarded her the noblest of
American women on account of her
bold advocacy of temperance.—Union
Two OP the ordinary American bev
erages, whisky and malt liquors, are
almost entirely unknown to our Italian
immigrants when they arrive here.
They may know the acid taste of cheap
Italian wines, but few of them are fa
miliar with the bitterness of beer or
the pungency and intoxicating proper
ties of whisky. They often express
surprise that Americans can like such
disagreeable potations. It is doubtless
true that some of them change their
notions on the subject before or after
they have lived a yfear in this country:
yet it is a fact that the great majority
of the Italian denizens of New York
are poor customers at the whisky and
beer saloons, and the police reports
show that the proportion of them ar
rested for drunkenness is small.
Intemperance In Russia.
At a meeting of the temperance
society of St Petersburg one of
the speakers called attention to the
fact that vainglory or braggadocio
is often the cause of drunkenness.
He had often seen women drinking
brandy from a flask just to show that
they could swallow as much of the stuff
as any man. Foolish parents give
liquors to their children to show their
friends how brave their littte ones can
drink. In villages and small towns the
good standing and hospitality, of the
common people is estimated by the
amount of spirits they order for wed
dings and sociable gatherings. At such
parties it is customary to give the guest
strong liquor,between|forty-five and fifty
grades first and make the stuff weaker
in a measure aa the company gets in
toxicated and bannot distinguish the
merits of the drink.—N. Y. Sun.
oat *r Polities.
IfoPmna, the grocer,
Said Johnson, aa he entered the store,
where the boys had already gathered:
"Mack, do you think it will be Cleveland
or Hill in '92?"
Mack replied with some asperity:
"Oh, bother! I'm out of politics!"
Johnson was on the verge of giving
vent to his delight, when Mack added:
"But I've got some of the best cheese
you ever put your teeth into."—Boston
The Leaf Album.
Women may make a most attracti
addition to the eqaipment of parlor oi
drawing-room table, by an album con
taining impressions of a variety ot
leaves. A sheet of fine woven paper ii
to be saturated with oil and the surplui
wiped off, after which it is hung in th
air to dry. The sheet is then passec
to anil fro over a smoking candle untfe
the exposed side is blackened Th
veins of the leaf are to be slightlj
bruised on the underside by being rasp
ed with the edge of a paper-cutter. Th-i
side of the leaf is placed on the blacb
surface and gently rubbed with the fin
iger. The delineation of veins is equa1
to the finest engraving. The imprest
sion may be cut out and inserted in at
album.—Ladies' Home Journal.
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Ky., of whose wonderful resources, prog
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The prospectus compiled by the projectors
I of this enterprise explains fully the merits
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seekers and capitalists, desiring home com
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For pamphlets, rate3 and any otber infor
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Women Who Did Not Know the Taste of
eral Manager, or James Barker, General
Pass. Agt General Offices, Monon Block,
ACCTIOXEEHS bave their regular custom
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buystanders at a sale.—N. O. Picayune.
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A DETECTIVE'S allies should be all-eyes—A
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as I had an attack just previous to
"its use. The only relief was after
the first dose." J.R. LOUGHHEAD,
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